Sunday, July 19, 2015

A perfect franking with a pair of the 87 1/2c Marie-Adélaïde definitive







17 Feb 1922
75-gram UPU-rate registered cover
to Amsterdam, Holland

60-80 gram = 1.25 Fr
Registry fee = 50c




The 87 1/2c Marie-Adélaïde definitive was issued to pay the 5-kg parcel rate to Germany.   Consequently, we do not see this stamp used on correctly rated covers.  But here it is correctly used as a pair on a 1.75 Fr. fourth-step, registered UPU-rate cover.  I don’t expect to see another.