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FRANCE AND COLONIES continued...

REUNION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
801 c   Image1854 Cover from Paris to Reunion, folded cover to St. Denis franked by France 1853 20c Blue on bluish and 80c Rose on pinkish (#14, 17), both with large margins, except 80c with nick in top left corner, tied by large square grid, "Paris/24 Dec, 54" departure postmark, "Via Suez, Ceylon, Maurice" directive, 4 May 1855 arrival backstamp, very fine usage to this scarce destination; signed Roumet. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
802 c   ImageFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Bister on yellow, vertical strip of three, mostly large margins to close at right, tied by two strikes of blue diamond of dots grid to 1862 folded letter to Port Louis, Mauritius, matching "St. Denis, Ile De La Reunion" datestamp and boxed "PD", "p Fury" directive, Mauritius arrival backstamp and red "6d" due, fresh and very fine; scarce underpaid early inter-island usage (Scott #3). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
803 c   ImageFrance Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Bister on yellow and 40c Orange on yellowish, horizontal pairs of each, both with large even margins, tied by two strikes of diamond of dots grid to 1866 cover to France, "St. Benoit, Reunion/19 Oct, 66" postmark at lower left, "pour Suez" directive, red octagonal transit and red boxed "PD", various transit and arrival backstamps, cover with flap missing and stain on back of bottom left corner, otherwise very fine and rare; signed Calves (Scott #3, 5). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
804 c   ImageFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Bister on yellow and 40c Orange on yellowish, two vertical strips of three of former and vertical pair of latter, mostly large margins to touching one 10c strip, tied by diamond of dots grids to fresh 1869 folded letter to Mauritius, "St. Denis, Reunion/3 Janv, 69" datestamp, red boxed "PD" and backstamped Mauritius the next day, extremely fine; scarce and colorful inter-island franking; signed Calves and accompanied by his 2001 certificate (Scott #3, 5). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
805 c   ImageFrench Colonies Yvert #5, 1859 40c Orange on yellowish, horizontal strip of three, mostly large margins to close at top, tied by two strikes of diamond of dots grid to fresh blue 1865 folded cover to Switzerland, clear "St. Denis, Reunion/19 Mai, 65" datestamp, "Suez" and "par les Menageris Imperiales" directives, red octagonal transit and boxed "PD", Marseille and Bern transit and Langnau arrival backstamps, fresh and very fine; a rare destination from Reunion (Scott #5). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
806 p Yvert #1 ImageYvert #1, 1852 15c Black on blue, Ty. II, an especially choice used example of this rare stamp, being in a quality which few others enjoy, possessing generous margins all around, with strong color and clear impression on fresh paper, plus it is completely free of the myriad faults that plague most examples of this fragile stamp, as it's tied to piece by customary crisscrossed pen stroke cancel, very fine; among the nicest used examples available; signed A. Brun and Calves, as well as being accompanied by 1992 and 2003 Brun certificates and a 1992 Calves certificate (Scott #1; $23,500.00). (Image) €28,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
807 og Yvert #2 ImageYvert #2, 1852 30c Black on blue, Ty. III, without gum as issued, a fabulous sound mint example of this classic rarity, being in a state of preservation few others enjoy, featuring uncommonly large and even margins all around, which are quite uncharacteristic of this issue, plus its color is particularly strong and the impression detailed on wonderfully fresh paper that still retains its original bluing, entirely free of the numerous faults that are typically associated with this frail issue, extremely fine; an especially desirable example of this sought-after stamp; signed Calves (Scott #2; $37,500.00). (Image) €44,000

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
808 og Yvert #6aA ImageYvert #6aA, 1885 "5c./R" Surcharge on 40c Orange on yellowish, inverted surcharge, four ample to mostly large margins, bright and fresh, o.g., h.r., very fine; signed Bloch (Scott #6b; $900.00). (Image) €1,100

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
809 O Yvert #6b ImageYvert #6b, 1885 "5c./R" Surcharge on 40c Orange on yellowish, retouched "4", a very elusive used example of this popular variety, ample to mostly large margins all around, strong color on fresh paper, light diamond of dots grid cancel confined to the top right corner, very fine; signed Isaac twice (Scott #6a; $2,500.00). (Image) €3,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
810 ng Yvert #11 ImageYvert #11, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 40c Orange on yellowish, unused as always, large margins all around, bright and fresh, choice very fine; signed Calves and Miro twice (Scott #11; $575.00). (Image) €650

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
811 ngbl Yvert #11 ImageYvert #11, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 40c Orange on yellowish, unused as always, seldom seen mint block of four, large even margins all around, rich color on crisp white paper, extremely fine; signed Miro twice (Scott #11; $2,300.00 for singles). (Image) for singles €2,600

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
812 ng Yvert #11, 11a ImageYvert #11, 11a, 1891 "EUNION" Error overprint on 40c Orange on yellowish, unused as always, horizontal pair, the right stamp the error, four large even margins, bright color on fresh white paper, a bit of extraneous overprint ink in the top right corner which is characteristic of this, very fine; by far the rarest of all the "Reunion" overprint errors; signed Behr, Calves, Isaac and Roumet and accompanied by 2010 Roumet certificate (Scott #11h; $5,075.00 for singles). (Image) for singles €6,150

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
813 og Maury #12a ImageMaury #12a, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 80c Carmine on pinkish, omitted accent, exceedingly fresh mint single, four ample to large margins, vivid rich color, o.g., l.h., very fine; far more rare than its catalog value would indicate (Scott #12 var.). (Image) €700

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
814 og Yvert #13B-16B ImageYvert #13B-16B, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 30c-1Fr. Peace and Commerce imperforate, without accents cplt., attractive mint singles, each with large margins, o.g., h.r., extremely fine (Scott #13-16; $580.00). (Image) €714

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
815 og Yvert #15 ImageYvert #15, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 75c Carmine on rose, with accent, ample to mostly large margins, o.g., h.r., very fine and quite scarce; signed Behr and accompanied by his 2000 certificate; ex-Gibralter (Scott #15a; $1,200.00). (Image) €1,400

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
816 og Yvert #17-28 ImageYvert #17-28, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 1c-1Fr. Commerce cplt., generally fresh and well centered, o.g., h.r., except 1Fr. unused, 4c small thin, otherwise fine-very fine; 75c signed A. Brun and J-F Brun (Scott #17-28; $1,442.50). (Image) €1,773

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
817 p Yvert #27 ImageYvert #27, 1891 "REUNION" Overprint on 75c Carmine on rose, tied to small piece by blue town cancel, fresh color, very fine; signed Bloch and Calves (Scott #27; $525.00). (Image) €650

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
818 p Yvert #27, 27aD ImageYvert #27, 27aD, 1891 "REUNOIN" Error overprint on 75c Carmine on rose, left sheet-margin horizontal pair, the left stamp the error and with accent, tied to small piece 4 June 1892 datestamps, centered to lower left, fine for this rare error; signed J-F Brun and Roumet (Scott #27, 27f; $2,025.00 for singles without accent). (Image) for singles €2,450+

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
819 p Yvert #27A ImageYvert #27A, 1891 "REUNION" overprint with accent on 75c Carmine on rose, inverted overprint, single tied to piece by perfectly struck "St. Pierre, Reunion/8 Janv, 92" c.d.s., fine; one of only a few recorded examples of the inverted overprint with accent; signed A. Diena, Gilbert and Roumet, as well as being accompanied by 2002 Roumet certificate (Scott #27a; $1,400.00 for without accent). (Image) €1,700+

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
820 p Yvert #27 var. ImageYvert #27 var., 1891 "RLUNION" Error overprint on 75c Carmine on rose, tied to large registered piece by bold blue "St. Pierre, Reunion/10 Mars, 92" datestamp, fresh color, fine and very rare; mentioned in a footnote in Yvert; signed Roumet (Scott #27 var.). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction

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