Belgium Collections, Michel 9 II. 1858/61: 40 c. red, (Yvert…

Belgium Collections, Michel 9 II. 1858/61: 40 c. red, (Yvert 12), three margined example used on delightful J. B. Moens blue advertising envelope “TIMBRES-POSTE POUR COLLECTION, J.B.MOENS GALERIE BORTIER R. DE LA MADELEINE” with Locomotive and Sailing Ship at top, mailed from Brussels to C. W. Viner (the english publisher of Moens) in Maida Vale, London cancelled by two strikes of ‘24’ numeral obliterator with Brussels cds (Sept 12) at left. Framed ‘PD’ in black and London/paid arrival cds in red (Sept 13) on front. ‘Angleterre Par Ouest 2’ datestamp of transit on reverse. Envelope with small tears at right of no significance. A lovely cover. ONLY THREE MOENS ENVELOPPES FRANKED WITH THE MEDAILLON ISSUE ARE KNOWN. 1) Our 1864 enveloppe to London, which illustrates the front cover of the Waroquiers book “Jean-Baptiste Moens 1833-1908 Pere de la philatelie” 2) The 1862 cover to Buenos Aires illustrated in the MonacoPhil 2009 catalogue 3) a cover to Torino. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ITEMS OF BELGIUMS CLASSIC PHILATELY. Provenance: Collection Georges Waroquiers. Certificate Pierre Kaiser

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