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Europe/Other : France - Butterfly Mail ??

 

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rrraphy
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16 Oct 2015
03:04:26am
1870 I think.
Fascinating!
Always been intrigued by the "Ballons Montes" and the "Boules de Moulins" used during the Paris siege of 1870-1871. (hot air ballons and floating spheres of metal containing the mail).
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17 Oct 2015
10:33:23am
re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

I love this stuff.....thankyou

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marco25fr

11 Nov 2015
01:55:55pm
re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

They are called small sheets of paper folded peel ( with a maximum size of 10 x 5 cm ) that were sent to Metz, besieged August 19, 1870 by the Prussians. This mail was transported by means of small free balloons ( " airships " inflated with hydrogen) of a meter in diameter and height 1.50m .
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11 Nov 2015
06:20:29pm
re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

Christophe (Marco25fr): There were many besieged towns which used different methods to get mail out. But Y&T is very explicit, with a very detailed description and pricing information, and even pictures of covers to boot, about it being Paris.
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rrraphy

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16 Oct 2015
03:04:26am

1870 I think.
Fascinating!
Always been intrigued by the "Ballons Montes" and the "Boules de Moulins" used during the Paris siege of 1870-1871. (hot air ballons and floating spheres of metal containing the mail).
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17 Oct 2015
10:33:23am

re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

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marco25fr

11 Nov 2015
01:55:55pm

re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

They are called small sheets of paper folded peel ( with a maximum size of 10 x 5 cm ) that were sent to Metz, besieged August 19, 1870 by the Prussians. This mail was transported by means of small free balloons ( " airships " inflated with hydrogen) of a meter in diameter and height 1.50m .
NOT PARIS

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11 Nov 2015
06:20:29pm

re: France - Butterfly Mail ??

Christophe (Marco25fr): There were many besieged towns which used different methods to get mail out. But Y&T is very explicit, with a very detailed description and pricing information, and even pictures of covers to boot, about it being Paris.
rrr...

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