Borchard, Madame (c. 1827 - )
- c. 1827
- Post Office owner and Stamp collector
- Alternative Names
- Heritzen, Jeanne
Madame Borchard (née Jeanne Heritzen) was the source of thirteen of the known specimens of the 'Post Office' stamps. She lived in the Chartrons area, close to Bordeaux's port, with her husband, Adolphe, who was a ship owner and had business dealings with Mauritius in 1847.
At the time of her husband's death in 1869, Madame Borchard had at least six children. She sold her remaining 'Post Office' stamps to the Bordelaise stamp dealer Madame Desbois, and no more is known of her.
Archives Municipales de Bordeaux
- Recensement, Cours du Pavé des Chartrons, Bordeaux, 1866, IF66, p.9; Archives Municipales de Bordeaux [ Details... ].
- Morgan, Helen, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps, Atlantic Books, London, 2006. [ Details... ]
- Moens, Jean-Baptiste, 'Encore les Post-Office de Maurice', Le Timbre-Poste, no. 438, June 1899, pp. 87-93. [ Details... ]
- David, R. W., 'Three Ladies - and Philately', The West-End Philatelist, vol. 52, no. 493, March-April 1962, pp. 26-27. [ Details... ]
- Madame Borchard
- David Feldman SA
- Recensement, Cours du Pavé des Chartrons, Bordeaux
- Archives Municipales de Bordeaux
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 19 July 2006