1896 UNDERPAID MAIL NEWCASTLE ON TYNE TO FRANCE. Envelope Newcastle on Tyne to Sevres France with pair 1d lilac (SG172) cancelled fine NEWCASTLE.ON.TYNE/545 duplex OC 12 96. Postage underpaid (2½d rate) with "T/5" tax mark and French 10c postage due cancelled SEVRES. On reverse BLANCHLAND local receiver's date stamp OC 12 96 and SEVRES/SEINE-ET-OISE receiver's hand stamp 14 OCT 96. (Ref 113927).