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Envelope carried out of Paris during the 1870 siege in a balloon

Envelope carried out of Paris during the 1870 siege in the balloon "Le Fulton" on November 2. In total, 245 kilograms of mail was carried on the flight, which ended in tragedy in a sudden descent in bad weather. The pilot, thrown from the basket, was killed. The mail was recovered and forwarded.

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