Result list 1 April 2017

The results of our April sale will be available here on April 2.

Lotnumber: 1063
PARIS. Part Nominative. black on green paper. #1000. No 352. Formed Paris 1883 by Baron Vautheleret to build his two projects for Alpine crossings - the Great St. BernardPass (Switzerland/Italy) and Col de Tende (Italy/France). The first was never built. The second tunnel was built in 1900 but for road use only,and not until the 1920s was the rail tunnel built, by the Italian State. It was badly damaged in World War II, and only in 1979 was it reopened for rail traffic. It is still in use, but for the minor Nice & Ventimiglia/Cuneo/Turin lines. Large format, with fine vignette of a train heading into the 'Tunnel des Alpes’. Folds. Printed by Waterlow, London. Most interesting piece, of which to the best of our knowledge 2 pieces were found (in 2002). Rarity 11.
Date: 1 August 1883
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 1000