Folded letter from Paris office at Place de la Bourse
This folded letter originated from the Paris office at Place de la Bourse on January 16, 1871, (sixth collection) and was prepaid 20 centimes for the French internal letter rate to Avranches, “Par Ballon Monté.” Based on the date and time of collection, it is likely that this letter was carried out of Paris by the balloon Poste de Paris.
The Poste de Paris carried 70 kilograms of mail. Swept along by high winds, the balloon nevertheless managed to land safely in Holland.
Paris/Pl. de la Bourse (collection) 16 January 1871
Avranches (arrival) 27 January 1871