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French Colonies continued...

French Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5330 imageFrench Levant 1875 (Jan 11): Double rate Envelope from the French PO in Cairo to Rome bearing strip of three of Siège 40 c. orange, a fresh multiple (two perfs clipped), tied by '5119' lozenge, "LE CAIRE Bau FRANCAIS 11 JANV 75" cds and PD in black alongside. Reverse with Alexandrie Egypte and Napoli transit as well as Roma arrival cds (16 GEN 75). A delightful cover. Signed A. DienarnNote: Peter Louis Grech points out in his monograph ‘The French Post Offices in Egypt' that the Postal Rates from Alexandria from July 1, 1871 to December 31, 1875 were separated ‘via Marseille' prepaid at 80 centimes under 10 grams and ‘via Brindisi' prepaid at 1 franc 20 centimes for under 10 grams.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5331 image1870: Cover from Trebizonde to London, bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with horizontal pair of C�rès 1872 10 c. brown, all tied by crisp Gros Chiffres '5100' numeral lozenges in blue, cogwheel "TREBIZONDE 9 OCT 75 TURQ. D'ASIE" cds and framed PD, both in the same blue as well as "LONDON PAID 21 OC 75" cds in red alongside. Reverse with Constantinople and Marseille transit cds's. An appealing cover, correct rate to Great Britain, as France and its Levant Offices had not yet joined the General Postal Union, while the United Kingdom did. Signed Calves and Papadopoulos Paris. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5332 imageFrench Levant 1871 (July 5): Cover from Constantinople to Lyon bearing two single examples of Bordeaux 40 c. orange, the left stamp showing variety: "4 pseudo-retouch�", both stamps in vivid colour and with fair to enormous margins, tied by Ancre lozenge in blue, LIGNE U cds (July 5) and PD in blue as well as framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERANNÉE in red alongside, reverse with Lyon arrival cds (15 JUIL 71). A delightful cover. Signed Jamet & Calves Yvert = � 2'650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5333 image1875: Cover despatched at the French PO at the Dardanelles and sent to Paris, bearing C�rès 1872/75 10 c. brown on rose with Large digits, tied by "LES DARDANELLES TURQUIE 6 DEC. 78" cds in blue. Reverse with Paris Étranger (Dec 13) arrival cds. An appealing cover showing the 30 c. UPU rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5334 image1872: Envelope from the French PO in Suez to Tanlay, bearing C�rès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5105' numeral lozenge with cogwheel "SUEZ Bau FRANCAIS 3 NOV. 73" cds and framed PD alongside. Reverse with thre ambulant and Tanlay arrival (Nov. 11) cds's. A most appealing cover from this rare office, correct rate in the July 1871 tariff. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5335 image1876: Cover from Beyrut to Lyon, bearing Sage 30 c. brown on chamois, tied by "BEYROUTH SYRIE 22 DEC 76" despatch cds and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERANÉE in red, an information strike alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds (Jan 4, 1877). File fold well away from stamp and postmarks, a fine early GPU usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5336 image1879: Double rate Cover from the French PO in Trebizonde to that in Constantinople, bearing horizontal pair Sage 25 c. bistre on yellow, fresh colour and good perforation, tied by crisp cogwheel "TREBIZONDE TURQ. D'ASIE 11 SEPT. 80" cds in blue. Reverse with arrival cds (Sept. 15). Backflap torn due to opening, top left corner repaired, still an attractive item. Signed Roumet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5337 image1867: Cover from the French PO in Yokohama to Flaniac, Ard�che, bearing Napol�on laureated 80 c. rose, a fine example with vibrant colour and good perforations, tied by crisp Gros Chiffres '5118' lozenge. Despatch "YOKOHAMA Bau FRANCAIS 5 SEPT 70" cds in bluish black, framed PD and French entry "PAQ. ANGL. v. SUEZ-AMB. MARSEILLE 30.10.70", both in red alongside. Reverse with Livron transit cds (Oct 30). A most attractive shipmail item during the Franco-Prussian War. Cert. E. Diena (1988). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5338 image1867: Second sheet of an entire letter from Shanghai to Lyon, bearing Napol�on laureated 80 c. rose 'vif', a fine horizontal pair with fresh colour and good perforation, cancelled centrally by clear Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral obliterator, despatch "SHANG-HAI 8 JUIL. 69 Bau FRANCAIS" cds and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Lyon arrival cds's (Aug. 29). An attractive fully prepaid double rate cover from the French Consular PO in Shanghai to France, using either French or British vessels. Signed Am�d�e Brun. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Imperial China
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5339 image1870: Cover from Shanghai to Lyon, endorsed "via Brindisi", bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with C�rès 1872 10 c. brown and 80 c. rose, cancelled by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge, the Siège tied in addition by "SHANG-HAI 25 MARS 75 CHINE" cds, framed PD and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. 8 MAI 75 MOD." cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with Lyon arrival (May 9) cds. Fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to France in the July 1871 tariff.rnProvenance: 148. Corinphila sale (Feb. 2007), lot 1993. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5340 image1872: Double rate Envelope from the French PO in Shanghai to Brussels, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing two horizontal pairs of C�rès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge with crisp "SHANG-HAI 15 AOUT 75 CHINE" cds as well as framed PD, framed APRES LE DÉPART and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. MOD 2 OCT. 75" cds, all in red alongside. Reverse with transit and arrival cds's (Oct 8) from Granges and Bruxelles. Few nibbed perfs, nevertheless a fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to this rare destination in the July 1871 tariff. Signed A. Diena and Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5341 imageFrench PO's in China 1901 (Nov 27): Envelope from Shanghai to Mananjary Madagascar, bearing Sage 25 c. black on rose ovpt. CHINE in red, tied by "SHANG-HAI CHINE 27 NOV 01" datestamp, Marseille La Reunion octogonal Shipmail's datestamp (Jan 6, 1902) alongside. Reverse with arrival (Jan. 22, 1902) cds in blue. Cover with folds and wear, nevertheless an appealing item to a destination of outmost rarity from China. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

General Issues French Colonies
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5342 imageFrench Indochina Cochinchina 1867 (Jan 5): Open visit card Envelope from My-Tho to Saigon, bearing General Issues Eagle 5 c. green, a fresh and fine example with good to huge margins, tied by light 'CCN3' lozenge with "COCHINCHINE MY-THO 5 JANV 67" alongside. An interesting and appealing printed matter item from this small office, signed Brun Yvert = � 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5343 imageFrench Indochina Cochinchina 1866 (March 2): Envelope from the French Army in Cholen to Paris, bearing General Issues Eagle 5 c. green in a horizontal strip of four, in fresh colour and primarily with good margins, left stamp shaved at top, tied by light 'CCN4' lozenge with octogonal "CORR. D.ARMÉES CHO-LEN 2 MARS 66" datestamp in blue, framed PD in red and French octogonal entry "COL. FR. V. SUEZ PAQ. F. AMB. MARS.2 / 3 AVRIL 66" datestamp in red alongside. Reverse with light Saigon Cochinchine transit cds as well as Paris and St. Maur-les-Fosses (April 5) arrival cds's. A very rare office, cert. E. Diena (1977) Yvert = � 4'000.rnCholen nowadays called Cholon is the Chinatown of Saigon in Cochinchina which came under French control in 1862. The cover was transported with the vessels 'Alph�e' of the Indochina line of the Messagieres Inmperiales to Suez and from there with the 'Said' of the Egyptian line to Marseille. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5344 image1859/65: Eagle definitive 5 c. bistre in a block of nine (3 x 3) showing variety: center stamp turned by 90° to the left, a fine and fresh multiple with large part og on five stamps, four stamps with unmounted og. Yvert = � 1'310+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5345 imageGuadeloupe 1865 (May 8): Letter from Basse Terre to Pointe-�-Pitre bearing horizontal pair of Aigle 10 c. bistre, tied by lozenge with crisp "GOUADELOUPE 8 MAI 65 BASSE-TERRE" cds in black and framed "P.P" in red alongside. An attractive and delightful cover in the office to office rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5346 imageMartinique 1871 (May 26): Entire letter from St. Pierre to Nantes, endorsed "pour Transatlantique", bearing General Issues Eagle 10 c. bistre in a strip of five with the rightmost stamp turned by 90° to the left, a fresh and fine multiple with good to huge margins, the rightmost stamp shaved at top, tied by light MQE lozenge with "MARTINIQUE ST. PIERRE 26 MAI 71" and French Shipmail's cds in red alongside. Reverse with Nantes arrival (June 14) cds. An appealing entire with a rare franking paying the 50 c. rate to France. Cert. Calves (1979) Yvert = � 1'700+.rnNote: The sender writes about the re-establishment of regular naval services after the end of the Franco-Prussian war. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5347 imageSenegal 1868 (Aug. 5): Envelope from Gor�e to St. P�ray Ardèche with manuscript "Letttre d'un militaire de l'infanterie de marine� Gor�e", bearing General Issues Eagle 20 c. blue, two fresh and fine examples with good to huge margins, tied centrally by light GOR lozenge with SENEGAL ET DEP. GORÉE cds and octagonal CORR. D'ARMÉES GORÉE datestamp, both in blue, framed PD in red as well as French entry cds of Bordeaux (Aug. 16) in black alongside. Reverse with ambulant and arrival (Aug. 18) cds's. Horizontal file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, an attractive item with a rare franking paying the 40 c. military concession rate. Signed Holcombe and Lamy; cert. E. Diena (1977) Yvert not listed. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5348 imageR�union 1870 (June 26): Entire letter from St. Pierre to St. Denis, bearing General Issues Eagle 20 c. blue, a fresh and fine single with large margins all round, tied by crisp "P.D" in circle with "MARTINIQUE ST. PIERRE 26 JUIN 71" alongside. Reverse with St. Denis arrival cds from the same day. Attractive local letter, signed Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5349 imageMartinique 1867 (July 8): Double rate Cover from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, endorsed "voie de St. Nazaire", bearing General Issues Eagle 20 c. blue and 80 c. rose, two fresh and fine singles with fair to large margins, tied by light MQE lozenge and framed PD in red, clear "MARTINIQUE ST. PIERRE 8 JUIL. 67" cds alongside. Reverse with "LIGNE A PAQ. FR. N° 2 9 JUIL. 67" Shipmail's and Nantes arrival (July 25) cds's. An appealing item with a franking paying twice the 50 c. rate to France. Cert. Goebel (2004). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

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