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E-auction 457-369637 - fnc_657576 - CREDIT LYONNAIS Timbre 10 Centimes Paris

CREDIT LYONNAIS Timbre 10 Centimes AU
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 47 €
End of the sale : 17 January 2022 18:18:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Timbre 10 Centimes
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Paris
Metal : aluminium
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,04 g.
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection G. BOHELAY


Obverse description : Un timbre rouge orangé République Française de 10c posé sur un fond bleu.


Reverse description : Au centre, sur deux lignes : CREDIT / LYONNAIS. Sous le texte : “FYP”Bté S.G.D.G. PARIS.


Les timbres-monnaies du Crédit Lyonnais sont de loin les plus courants. Seize variétés ont été recensées en fonction du positionnement de certaines lettres entres elles, en fonction du texte inscrit sous “CREDIT LYONNAIS” ainsi que les inscriptions du revers visibles ou non en transparence sur l’avers. Il existe aussi différentes couleurs pour le fond : rouge, rose, vermillon, orange, jaune, bleu et blanc.

Historical background


Postage currencies are currencies of necessity were used to supplement the failing monetary circulation divisional species. The first postage currencies appeared in the second quarter of 1920. The manufacturing patent stamps currencies (FYP) is dated 19 March 1920. Manufacturing seems to have lasted about three years. Stamps 5 cents to 35 cents were used to make stamps currencies. The 35 cents purple is very rare and was little used. Especially the values ​​of 5 and 10 cents encountered on postage currencies. Drawings, except those of Crédit Lyonnais, are very low, but can not be less than 1,000 pieces. They were never recognized by the administration and they were circulated at the instigation of private firms, advertising medium along with currency substitution to replace missing or hoarded coinage..

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