Here is the lovely embossed slate blue seal of C. Pasquali, Luxembourg, personalizing an unusual herring-bone-design envelope.
Elegant ephemera such as this is scarce but often little appreciated and seldom collected. Yet the unmistakable beauty of this eminently collectible seal deserves to be preserved in a postal history collection for others to enjoy. Imagine the thoughtfulness that went into its design.
C. Pasquali's envelope exudes its own grace, nicely postmarked Luxembourg-Gare, 4 Jan 1923, with 20c and 30c G.D. Charlotte I definitives paying the 50-centime 20g UPU letter rate to Firenze, Italy. It's definitely a keeper!