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France. Gouvernement de Défense Nationale (1870-1871). Module de 10 centimes Ballon du siège de Paris, le Jean Bart 1870, Paris

France. Gouvernement de Défense Nationale (1870-1871). Module de 10 centimes Ballon du siège de Paris, le Jean Bart 1870, Paris

Commemorative token produced during the siege of the city of Paris orchestrated by the Prussian armies between 1870 and 1871.
On this occasion, the Parisian postal service established the first aerial postal service via the use of so-called "mounted" balloons despite the risks of falling into enemy lines.
Thus, to commemorate this company these tokens were produced for the flight of each of the balloons.
This therefore commemorates the flight of the "L'Archimède" which left Orléans station led by the aeronaut Buffet on September 21, 1870.

Diameter of about 31mm
9.86g approx.

Country/province France
Ruler Gouvernement de Défense Nationale (1870-1871)
Denomination Module de 10 centimes
Year/Period and Variation Ballon du siège de Paris, le Jean Bart 1870, Paris
Condition Ungraded
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