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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5130 image1828 (Feb. 20): Entire letter from Dunkerque to Nantes showing the framed datestamp "DUNKERQUE 20 FEVRIER 1828", sent unpaid. Reverse with arrival cds (Feb. 24). Rare.rnrnNote: This type of postmark was in use only from February 1828 in 103 post offices but was taken out of use as the strike was simply too large for many letters. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5131 image1836 (July 31): Entire letter from Ancona to Riom with clear "BRIGADE FRANCAISE A ANCONE 31 JUIL. 1836" (Reinhardt type 1 = 10 points) and framed "P.P.", both in red, fully prepaid to the Procureur du Roi at the Royal Court. Reverse with Riom arrival cds (Aug. 10). A delightful and fresh entire.rnrnNote: Written by a grenadier of the 66th regiment which has occupied the fortress of Ancona from 1832 to 1838. In the course of the political upheaval that ensued, it was more than once necessary for the Papal administration to call in Austrian troops to fight republican groups in the Papal States. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5132 image1859 (June 21): Entire letter sent within Marseille from the Comitê de Secours pour les Volontaires de la Guerre de l'Independance Italienne to the General Consul of Tuscany with corresponding letter head and handstamp in blue. A fine cover dealing with passports to issue for two French volunteers who want to join the Italian liberation forces. No postal markings but an item full of history. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5133 image1850: Entire local letter from a Justice of the Peace within the same postal district from Valencay to Vicq-sur Nahon, bearing Cêrès 10 c. bistre brown, a fine example with vivid colour and good to large margins, tied by clear grille Type 15 "VALENCAY (35) 15 JANV. 51" cds alongside. An interesting local cover from the period prior to the introduction of the Petits Chiffres in 1852 Yvert = € 750 / Maury 1a = € 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5134 image1850: Entire local letter within the postal district of Lizy-sur-Ourcq bearing Cêrès 10 c. bistre brown, a fine example with fresh colour and good to enormous margins, minor cut into the margin mentioned for absolute accuracy, tied by crisp Petits Chiffres '1744' numeral lozenge. Type 15 "LIZY (73) 12 JANV 53" cds and postman cachet 'B' in circle alongside. Full prepayment denoted with pen cross on front. An attractive local cover, cert. E. Diena (1985) Yvert = € 750 / Maury 1a = € 750. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5135 image1850: Entire local letter within Paris bearing Cêrès 15 c. green, a fine and fresh example with good to huge margins, detached for inspection and hinged back, tied by clear grille with Paris type 15 cds (Apr 28, 1851) alongside. A fine example of the Local Paris letter rate, applicable between July 1850 to June 1853 Yvert = € 1'850 / Maury 2 = € 2'100. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5136 image1850: Entire local letter within Paris bearing Cêrès 15 c. dark-green, a fine and fresh example with brilliant colour and good to large margins, tied by Étoile de Paris mute obliterator, reverse with Paris type 15 cds (Aug 30, 1852). Signed Calves with shade indication Yvert = € 1'850+ / Maury 2c = € 2'350. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5137 imageFirst day of usage 1849: Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper, a fine and fresh example with vivid colour and four regular large margins, tied by type 15 "MULHOUSE (66) 1 JANV. 49" cds on the first day of the issue to entire letter dated internally "Mulhouse le 31 Xbre 1848". Mailed to Cernai, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. An extraordinary cover with delightful appearance, a perfect stamp and postmark ideally documenting the first day of issue of a French stamp. Signed Amêdêe Brun; cert. Calves (1988) Yvert = € 17'500 / Maury 3a = €16'500.rnrnNote: During the two first weeks of January 1849, the cancellation of the newly issued stamps was not well organized. Two circulars by the Postal administration led to confusion in the Post Offices on the methods of obliteration. A planned cancellation by a grill obliterator was not available prior to the third week of January. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 6,000.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5138 imagePen cancellation 1849: Cêrès 20 c. black on yellow paper, a fine example with fresh colour and large to enormous margins including parts of two neighbouring stamps. Detached for inspection and hinged back, tied by pen cross to entire letter to Charleville, dated internally "Montmort le 12 Jer 1849". Type 15 "MONTMORT (49) 13 JANV. 49" cds alongside, reverse with Épinay and Reims transits and Charleville arrival cds of the following day. An attractive cover with a rare provisional obliteration which was in use only in the two first weeks of January 1849. Certs von der Weid (1994), Calves (1996) Yvert = € 1'500 / Maury 3 = € 1'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5139 image1849: Entire letter from Prêtot-Sainte-Suzanne via Carentan to Pêrniers bearing Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper, a fresh example with good to large margins, tied by clear grille. At left the rare cursive "48 Prêtot" of the bureau de distribution and type 14 "CARENTAN (48) 16 MAI 1849" cds of the bureau d'attache. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A scarce cover from a small post office in the Normandy. Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5140 image1849: Cover from Villeneuve-L'Archevêque to Troyes bearing Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper, a fresh example with good to huge margins with sheet margin at right and parts of two neighbouring stamps, tied by light grille with rare type 13 cds (Apr 18, 1850) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. An appealing combination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5141 image1849: Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper in a horizontal tête-bêche pair, fine and fresh with good to huge margins, each stamp tied by light grille obliterator to entire letter from Nantes to Bordeaux. Type 15 "NANTES (42) 12 JUIL. 49" cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the following day. An appealing cover of the utmost rarity. Signed Roumet. Cert. Goebel (2009) Yvert = € 18'000 / Maury T3a = € 18'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5142 imageSecond Day of Issue 1850: Cêrès 25 c. blue, a fresh stamp with regular to enormous margins, tied by light grille to entire letter from Rennes to Napolêon-Vendêe. Type 15 "RENNES 2 JUIL. 50" cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the following day. An fine cover from the second day of the new rate from office to office. Cert. E. Diena (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5143 image1850: Cover from Challans to Sables d'Olonne bearing Cêrès 25 c. dark-blue, a fresh stamp with regular large margins, tied by clear grille. Rare type 13 cds (Jan 8, 1851) alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the following day. A delightful cover with a late usage of the type 13 datestamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5144 image1850: Entire letter with full contents from Pau to Rawalpindi in British India bearing two horizontal pairs of Cêrès 25 c. blue, two fresh multiples with good to enormous margins, each stamp tied by light Petits Chiffres '2388' lozenge. The cover was endorsed "par Marseilles - Malte des Indes" and "via Bombay", with Pau despatch cds (Nov 6, 1852), framed PD in red and a BOMBAY transit handstamp (Dec .. 52) alongside. Reverse with Toulouse and Marseille transit cds's. A most attractive and fresh cover to a seldom seen destination Maury = € 4'000.rnrnNote: The cover was directed to a captain David Anderson at Her Majesty's 22nd regiment at Rawalpindi in the Punjab, although the letter is directed erroneously to Bengal. The sender was his brother, George Anderson. An interesting item after the end of the second Sikh War and the resulting annexation of the Punjab in 1849. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5145 image1850: Entire letter from Montbeliard to Basel, Switzerland bearing Cêrès 40 c. orange, a fresh stamp with vivid colour and regular large margins, tied by clear grille. Two crisp strikes of type 15 "MONTBELIARD (24) 30 AOUT 50" cds and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with Mulhouse and St. Louis transit as well as Basel arrival cds of the next day. A fine and most attractive cover. Cert von der Weid (1976) Yvert = € 900 / Maury = € 800.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 77 (Oct. 1988), lot 2658.rnrnNote: The letter is directed from a French priest to Christian Friedrich Spittler (1782-1867), founder and organizer of several missionary organizations, both in Switzerland and in Southern Germany. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5146 image1850: Entire letter from Martignê-Ferchaud to Nantes bearing Cêrès 40 c. orange with large sheet margin (4.5 mm), a fresh and fine example with vivid colour and large margins, tied by light Petits Chiffres '1902' lozenge. Light type 22 dotted "MARTIGNÉ-FERCHAUD (34) 16 DEC. 54" cds and 'OR' in circle (Origin Rural) alongside, reverse with Nantes arrival cds of the next day. A delightful cover of the second weight step. Cert. Robineau & Pothion (1987).rnProvenance: Dubus collection, Robineau auction (Nov. 1987), lot 814. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5147 image1853: Cêrès 1 fr. carmine-cerise, a fine left marginal example with fresh colour in its typical shade, fair to large margins, tied by light Petits Chiffres '1818' numeral lozenge to piece Yvert = € 3'750+ / Maury 6d = € 3'300+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5148 image1849: Entire letter from Paris to St. Brieuc bearing Cêrès 1 fr. carmine, a fresh and fine example with vivid colour and large to enormous margins including parts of a neighbouring stamp, tied by mute Étoile de Paris obliterator. Light type Paris despatch cds (May 17, 1853) alongside, reverse with "ST. BRIEUC 19 MAI 1853" arrival cds. A perfect stamp on a wonderful cover of the third weight step. Signed Van Dieten and Calves Yvert = € 1'600 / Maury 6 = € 1'750.rnrnNote: The addressee was the French banker, Augustin-Prosper-Marie Latimier du Clêsieux (1797-1874). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5149 image1849: Entire letter from St. Germain-en-Laye to Albano Rome bearing Cêrès 1 fr. light-carmine, a fine example with fresh colour and good to large margins, tied by light Petits Chiffres '3094' numeral lozenge. Clear despatch cds (Nov. 12, 1853), framed PD and VIA DI MARE, both in red alongside, reverse with Paris transit and arrival cds (Nov. 19). The obverse shows the endorsement "payê via Marseilles" and the pen cross denotes the full prepayment. A delightful cover for a first letter weight mailing up to 7.5 gr., fully prepaid to the Papal States, applicable between 1853 and 1866 Yvert = € 1'600 / Maury 6c = € 1'750rnrnNote: Addressee of this marvellous cover is Hugh Charles Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1790-1858), a British peer. On succeeding to his father's estates in 1831 he took his seat in the House of Lords. In his later years he lived chiefly in Italy, where he had a house near Tivoli. He died in Rome on 28 February 1858 from an injury. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

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