VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER USING FRENCH STAMPS FROM GRAND BOURG IN GUADELOUPE. A SUPERBLY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER IN ALL RESPECTS.
The rarity of this cover is better understood in the context of where it originated. Grand Bourg is a commune on the small island of Marie-Galante off the coast of the main islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Even today, Grand Bourg has a population of under 6,000 inhabitants with only two hotels. One can only imagine how small of a village it would have been in 1852.
Ex Grabowski. With 2002 Roumet certificate. Yvert value
VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF THE HOPFLUG OVERPRINTS ON A PROPERLY USED COVER.
Facit value as the set on cover SK43,000. Scott Retail as used singles