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Siege of Paris Mail

Siege of Paris preprinted letter sheet

Description:

An unused, pre-printed letter sheet designed for use as Balloon Mail during the Siege of Paris. Examples of letter sheets actually carried by balloons during the Siege are uncommon. However, many unused examples of various format and color remained after the Armistice and were later sold as souvenirs.

Date:
c. 1870
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Other: 13.3 x 21cm (5 1/4 x 8 1/4in.)
Museum ID:
0.260305.10.31.1
Place:
FRANCE (republic)

Glossary

  • Balloon post
  • ALBUM PAGE
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