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Friday, March 10, 2017

Pricey Precancel!


10c 1922 Precancel Sells
for 371 Euros+!




Luxembourg 22 Typographed Precancel
on 10c Charlotte Definitive
with Luxembourg-Ville postmark
28 Sep 1922
Prifix 128


Luxembourg-Ville to Sarreguemines, France
10c/50g Printed Matter rate to France 
(10 May 1921-1 Jun 1924)


Many Luxembourg precancels are common but uses of any on commercial mail are scarce.  Why?  Well, I believe very little of the printed matter for which they were intended was saved.

We hardly ever see commercial uses of the G.D. Charlotte precancels.  This homely cover with back flap missing is an exception.  Sent by  J. B. Ketten's furniture store from Luxembourg-Ville to France, it sold for 371 Euros + commission on Delcampe in October 2015!

Who has other examples of commercial mail using the precanceled Charlotte definitives in 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925?  Share your scans with Arsdorf@gmail.com; I'll publish them here.



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