1870 Paris siege stamps selling at Spink

PhilLaw

PhilLaw

2016-10-18 14:27:47

Stamp lovers might be interested in the story of the 1870 Paris siege stamps coming up for auction at Spink. 

It's a huge collection, valued at about $110,000.

It consists mainly of envelopes flown out of the city via hot air balloon while the siege was in effect. Apart from carrier pigeons, this was the only way Parisians could communicate by the outside world.

The auction is happening in Lugano on November 10. 

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