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Lot 695: BERLINES DU COMMERCE - EXPLOITATION DES SERVICES DE DILIGENCES, MESSAGERIES ET TRANSPORTS
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1836 32 GERS. CONDOM. Action Nominative de F500. black. No 16. Border with one of the company's carts, or berlines de transport, used as diligence coaches, message, package and medical services. Also border vignettes of rural scenes. The company was formed in the small country town of Condom, probably to serve the pilgrims on the 35 km pilgrim route between Lectoure and Condom - a famous part of the way to Santiago de Compostella. Probably a unique piece of a nice early date (especially for being located outside any major French city).
Condition Report: F-VF