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Paquebot cancel on 1871 French stamp

France began issuing adhesive stamps for the prepayment of postage in 1849. Their stamps have always been beautifully executed. This stamp is the four centime from the emergency Bordeau series of 1871. Paris had been surrounded by the German army. It illustrates the anchor in lozenge cancel used on board paquebots which carried and processed mail.

Multiples of early French stamps

A map postcard of the Grand Comore Islands, mailed from each of the postoffices

Postcard of the USS Mayflower, the President's yatch cancelled on board, 1910

Postcard of German WWI era warship

Postcard of pre WWI Austrian warship

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Last update: June 19, 2009