Lot 53233 – Laos

The Earliest Known Franking from Laos

The Earliest Known Franking from Laos

1903 Thai postal stationery card 1 att from 1883 used from Pak Se Done/Laos to France and redirected to Russian Turkestan, franked Indochina 10c (shaved perf.) cancelled PAK SE DONE (“Done” part taken away in 1905) 8 JUIN 03, BASSAC (Laos) and Saigon transit cds alongside. Other amazing cachets noted on this most extraordinary and unique item include violet s/l at top TROUPES DE L’INDOCHINE (CAMBODGE) overwritten by manuscript TROUPES DE L’INDOCHINE (LAOS). Also violet circular MISSION D’ETUDE DES CHEMINS DE FER DU HAUT-CAMBODGE, violet s/l LE CHEF DE MISSION and signed. Two Russian cds incl. arrival KOKANH/Russian Turkestan 14 JUL 1903 verify this fantastic voyage from and to most exotic places.

Exhibited: Court of Honour Bangkok 2003, Court of Honour Hong Kong 2004

Provenance: Wallberg

Estimate: € 30’000 – € 40’000

Estimate 30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Auction date Fri 7 Dec 2018 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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