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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5310 imageBallon montê 1871 (Jan. 28): Entire letter to Jersey, Channel Islands, intended for mailing with a ballon montê, franked with Siège 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue, two fresh and fine singles, tied by Gros chiffres '2793' numeral lozenge with intra muros banlieu "PARIS PASSY-LES-PARIS 28 JANV 71" cds and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with crisp Jersey arrival cds (Feb 16, 1871). Signed Calves.rnNote: Entire written on the last day of the siege and posted on the day the armistice came into effect. It was intended for mailing with a balloon but sent overland belonging to the well-known correspondence of Mr. Hardon to his wife at the island of Jersey. His writing says: "Les journeaux de ce matin, sans donner encore des details; disent qu'a partir de minuit l'ordre a êtê donnê de toutes parts pour faire cesser les feux. Plus un coup de canon, plus un coup de fusil; il y a donc armistice, au plutot c'est la paix. Quelle stupiditê que la guerre!". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5311 image1870: Entire letter, written in Versailles on Monday May 22, 1871 and despatched at the ambulant of the Paris Granville railway line, directed towards Trouville, bearing Siège 10 c. bistre in a vertical pair, tied by "PARIS A GRANVILLE 22 MAI 71" cds's, reverse with arrival cds of the next day.rnNote: Interesting entire, the text dealing with movements of the French army into Paris at the beginning of the 'Semaine sanglante', the last episode of the Commune de Paris. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5312 image1930: Exposition Internationale de la Poste Aêrienne 1.50 f. carmine perforated 'E.I.P.A.30, a right marginal example, vibrant colour and good perforation, nearly perfectly centered with unmounted original gum. An attractive single of this rare stamp, cert. von der Weid (1997) Yvert = € 5'000+ / Maury = € 5'500+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5313 image1930: Avion survolant Paris 50 f. green, a fresh and fine example with vivid colour and ideal perforation, perfectly centered with unmounted original gum. Attractive Yvert = € 2'000+ / Maury = € 2'420. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5314 image1936: Burelage 50 f. ultramarine, a lower right corner marginal single with Coin datê '16 JUIN 1936' on the lower selvedge, fresh colour and good perforation, perfectly centered with unmounted original gum. A most attractive item Yvert = € 1'500+ / Maury = € 1'700+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5315 imagePostage due 1871: Unpaid Entire letter within Longjumeau, taxed and franked with two fine and fresh examples of the Lithography due 15 c. black, each tied by light "LONGJUMEAU 21 MARS 71". Signed Ernst Stock; cert. von der Weid (1992) Yv = € 1'800 / Maury = € 1'850. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5316 imagePostage due 1871/78: 40 c. blue and 60 c. blue, two fresh and fine examples with vivid colour and good to large margins, large part original gum with minute hinge remnants. Signed Amêdêe Brun Yv = € 710 / Maury = € 530. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5317 imageFrench Shipmail 1874 (May 10): Double rate Entire letter from Buenos Ayres to Aniane Hêrault, endorsed "par Bordeaux", bearing Argentina 1867 Rivadavia 5 c. red (Scott 18), tied with a cds (May 19, 1874) in bluish black in a combination franking with France Siège 40 c. orange and Cêrès 1872 80 c. rose (2), all four stamps with good perforation and tied by light Ancre lozenge. Front struck with Shipmail's octogonal datestamp "BUENOS-AYRES PAQ. FR. J N°3 10 MAI 1874" as well as framed PD in red. Reverse with Bordeaux Cette ambulant and Clermont-L'Herault transit and Aniane arrival (June 7, 1874) cds's. The sender had to pay 5 centavos for the inland part of the journey and twice 1 franc for the double rate mailing to France. A fresh entire with an attractive two country combination franking. Signed Calves and Williame. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5318 image1870: Cover from Alger to Genova, bearing Bordeaux 40 c. orange, a fresh example with brilliant colour and giant margins all round, tied by Gros Chiffres '2249' numeral lozenge of Marseille, despatch "ALGER BAT. A VAP. 13 JUIL. 71" cds and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with the Marseille transit and Genova arrival cds's. Item cut at left, nevertheless an interesting an attractive item from Algeria via the Motherland to Italy showing a superb franking to pay the 40 c. Italy rate. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Mexico
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5319 imageFrench Shipmail 1875 (May 18): Entire letter from Veracruz to Havanna, endorsed "par Ville de Brest", bearing Mexico 1874 10 c. black (50-74) perf. 12 (Scott 107), tied with a circular datestamp, both covered with horizontal pair of France Cêrès 1872 30 c. brown, a fine multiple with good perforation, tied by crisp Ancre lozenge. Front with strikes of Shipmail's octogonal datestamps "VERA CRUZ PAQ. FR. B N° 4" 18 MAI 75" (Salles vol. IV p. 95) and "MEXIQUE 1" as well as framed "P.P." in black and '3' reales due in Cuba. Reverse with Habana arrival cds (May 21, 1875). Minor perforation toning and file fold well away from the stamps, nevertheless an amazing piece of postal history from Martinez correspondence. Cert. Holcombe (1996), scan of another item from this correspondence added to this lot. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5320 image1872: Envelope from Thessaloniki to Civita Vecchia, endorsed "via Napoli", bearing Cêrès 5 c. green and 25 c. blue type III, tied in transit by straight line "coi Postali Francesi". Reverse with transit Napoli and arrival cds (7 GIU 76). Cover given directly to the vessel and the stamps postmarked upon arrival in Italy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5321 image1871: Envelope with French vessel from Buenos Ayres to Toulouse, bearing horizontal strip of four of Cêrès 25 c. blue type I, tied by light strikes of Ancre lozenge with crisp octagonal "BUENOS-AYRES PAQ. FR. J N° 2 11 JANV. 74" datestamp as well as framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with French ambulant transit and arrival cds's (Feb 9). Few nibbed perfs, part of backflap missing, nevertheless an attractive cover, correct franking to pay the rate with French Messageries from Argentina to France in the July 1871 tariff. Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Spain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5322 imageFrench Shipmail 1876: Quadruple rate Entire letter from Santander in Northern Spain to Veracruz Mexico, endorsed "Via Santander Vapor frances", bearing a strip of four Sage 1 fr. bronze type I, fresh colour and normal perforation, tied by octogonal "SANTANDER PAQ. FR. B N°1 22 SEPT. 78" datestamp, additional information strike and Mexican "75 cts." due handstamp alongside. Horizontal file fold well away from the stamps, an extremely rare Shipmail usage on the vessel 'Rodriguez' of line B from St. Nazaire to Veracruz (Salles vol. IV fig. 1448). Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Venezuela
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5323 imageFrench Shipmail 1876: Envelope from Porto Cabello to Bordeaux, bearing Sage 1 fr. bronze type I, fresh colour and normal perforation with large parts of the left neighbouring stamp, tied by octogonal "PORTO-CABELLO 5 AVRIL 78" datestamp, an information strike and PUERTO CABELLO CORREOS DE VENEZUELA handstamp alongside. Reverse with octagonal "VENEZUELA PAQ. FR. A N°3 5 AVRIL 78" datestamp and Bordeaux arrival (April 23) cds. Light file folds well away from the stamp, a rare Shipmail usage on the vessel 'Ville St. Nazaire' of line A. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5324 imageFrench Shipmail 1876: Cover from Alger to Paris, bearing Sage 25 c. ultramarine type II, fresh colour and good perforation, tied by "ALGER BAT. A VAP. 19 JANV 77" Shipmail cds. Reverse with Marseille Lyon ambulant and Paris Distribution arrival cds of the next day. Part of backflap missing and light file folds well away from stamp and postmarks, nevertheless a fresh and attractive mail showing the effectiveness of the French Mediterranean Shipmail. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
French Colonies
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5325 image1892 (Sept 28): Benin, envelope despatched on the "Paquebot-Poste Ville-de-Maceio" to Le Havre bearing French definitive Sage 25 c. black on rose, a fresh and fine example, tied by crisp octagonal "BORDEAUX A LOANGO L.L.No2" cds (Sept 28), a perfect illustration strike alongside, reverse with handstamp of the paquebot in violet, PORTO-NOVO BENIN transit (Sept. 30) and Le Havre (Nov. 5) arrival cds's. An attractive Shipmail item from the west coast of Africa. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5326 image1862/68: Cover from Thessaloniki to Genova, mailed at the French post office at the Dardanelles, bearing a mixed issue franking of Napolêon perf. 40 c. orange 'vif' in a horizontal strip of four and Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue Type II, fresh and fine examples with good perforation, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5084' lozenge, despatch "DARDANELLES TURQUIE 20 MAI 69" cds and framed PD alongside. Reverse with Messina transit and arrival cds's (May 27). A superb item with a delightful mixed issue combination to pay the correct triple rate from the French Post Offices in the Levant to Italy between 1866 and 1875. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5327 image1862: Lettersheet from Trebizonde to Genova, bearing Napolêon perf. 80 c. dark-rose, a fine example with good perforation and centering, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5100' numeral lozenge, dotted despatch cds (April 7, 1866) and framed PD alongside. Reverse with French Constantinople cds and Napoli and arrival cds (April 19). Perforation toning and archive fold away from stamps and postmarks, an appealing cover representing the correct 80 c. rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5328 imageFrench Levant 1862: Cover from Cavala to Genova bearing Napolèon perforated 80 c. rose carmine in fresh colour and with good perforation, tied by '5095' numeral lozenge and "SALONIQUE 26 AVRIL 64 TURQUIE" cds in black, framed PD in black and PROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI in red alongside, reverse with Dardanelles transit (April 27) and Genova arrival (May 6) cds's. The cover was sent with a forwarder to Salonico and thence to the French postal system. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5329 image1868: Cover from the French PO in Beirout to Lyon, bearing Napolêon laureated 40 c. orange, a fine example with fresh colour and superb perforation, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5082' numeral lozenge, despatch "BEYROUTH SYRIE 22 JUIL. 70" cds, framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Aug. 5). A delightful item proving the continuous activity of the Messagières Maritimes at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War. Signed G. Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

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