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France Domestic Usage
October 26, 1855

This folded letter was mailed from Narbonne.

Narbonne is on the Mediterranean about 180 km west of Marseille.
The stamps was cancelled with a lozenge of dots with what appears to be the numeral 2227.
The letter has a clear Narbonne CDS.

The letter was addressed to Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is about 350 km northwest of Narbonne
in western France 50 km inland from the Bay of Biscay.
There are no receiving marks.

The cover is franked with a single
four-margin copy of an 1854 imperforate dark blue on
bluish paper Emperor Napoleon III Type I (?) (Scott 15a)

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