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SAVOY TRAVEL CERTIFICATE

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[Ephemera]: Sauve Garde. [Duchy of Savoy] [17th century].

Extraordinary and vivid survivors, being woodblock-printed and hand-coloured certificates of safe passage, one of which (with perhaps the other, which has no notes on it) was awarded by the Duchy of Savoy to a mother and son called Jeanne le Roy and François Ybond.

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Two sheets, c.25 cms. x c.17 cms., each stamped with a large woodblock featuring shield of Savoy surmounted with crown, with text below, SAVVE GARDE. One sheet Inscribed at top left: "Pour Dlle. Jeanne le Roy et François Ybond mère et fils', and with manuscript validating inscription over five lines at foot. Slight staining, some ink smudges possibly from time of printing, fold lines. In all, well preserved. 

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