Mail disinfected 1831/32 at the eastern border of France

  • There is a French edict of July 25th, 1831 that regulate that letters from suspect neighbouring countries in the east, have to be disinfected due to the cholera. Letters disinfected in Germany are usually perforated with pinholes done by a rastel or an awl while letters disinfected in France are usually slitted with a chisel or blade.


    Database: Please add further letters disinfected at the eastern border of France.


    Lille: 08.10.1831 – 14.12.1831

    Valenciennes: 31.08.1831

    Givet: 10.08.1831 – 07.11.1831

    Forbach: 17.08.1831 – 24.02.1832

    Strasbourg: 15.08.1831 – 28.02.1832

    Hüningen: 26.11.1832 (triple disinfected letter from Constantinople)




    The post was edited 1 time, last by Admin: dates added Strasbourg 28.02.1832 Lille 08.10.1831 ().

  • Strasbourg: 15.08.1831 – 28.02.1832


    Letter from Munich (20.2.1832) to Paris (28.2.1832)

    Bavaria par Strasbourg with a 17 mm slit for disinfection

    Postage: 16 déc. = 9 déc. for Bavaria (Rayon 4) and 7 déc. for France (Strasbourg - Paris, 300/400 km)