Once upon a time this envelope contained something valued at 40,000 francs. It's empty now and a little worse for wear, but it still bears the original seven seals from the Revillon Frères of Paris! The envelope measures about 6.5 by 5.5 inches. This piece of ephemera is testament to a rather impressive history. Revillon Frères (Revillon Brothers) was a French fur and luxury goods company, founded in Paris in 1723. Then called la Maison Givelet, it was purchased by Louis-Victor Revillon in 1839 and soon, as Revillon Frères, became the largest fur company in France. This envelope was mailed in 1958. A few years later, in the 1960s, Revillon acquired Grauer Furs in New York and in 1970, Revillon became the fur supplier to Saks 5th Avenue. This arrangement lasted until 1995. More of the history of this company can be found on Wiki.
Please note: Postage is for shipping Priority with lots of padding and stiff cardboard protection. I'm open to suggestions on the best method to ensure the wax seals don't break during transit.
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