FRANCE, Ballon Monté to Luxembourg.
Folded part-printed lettersheet bearing 10c and 20c Ceres stamps tied by red
"Paris 28 Nov. 70" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Luxembourg,
red "London Paid 12 DE 1870" transit, 10c barely affected from placement near edge of cover
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BALLON MONTÉ TO LUXEMBOURG WITH THE RED PARIS DATESTAMP.
Carried aboard the Jacquard which crashed in the water near Falmouth. Very few Ballon Monté covers are known to this destination or with the Paris datestamp struck in red.
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