Switzerland 60c sitting Helvetia Lucerne 1865


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Reference: 1220


60c sitting Helvetia (cat. £225 in 2013)  a rare stamp on envelope, but damaged before use: d/r cds Luzern, black PD; French cachet d’entrée SUISSE ST LOUIS 19 Sept 1865; b/s Basel 17 September, Abergavenny 20 Sept 1865; the envelope has some defects but a very uncommon usage with stamp used alone for the rate