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French Colonies continued...

General Issues French Colonies continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5350 imageSt. Pierre et Miquelon 1867 (Feb. 25): Cover from St. Pierre to Granville, endorsed "voie d'Halifax", bearing General Issues Eagle 80 c. rose, a fresh and fine single with good to huge margins, tied by light SPM lozenge with "St PIERRE ET MIQUELON St. PIERRE 25 FEVR. 67" cds, framed PD in red and French entry "COL. FR. ANGL. VIA CALAIS 26 MARS 67" cds alongside. Reverse with Paris transit and arrival (March 26) cds's. Interersting item Yvert = € 800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5351 imageUsage in France 1878 (Nov. 4): French Colonies General issue 1871 Napolêon laureated 30 c. brown in mixed franking with Siège 40 c. orange and 1872 Cêrès 5 c. green, three fresh and fine example, used on registered Envelope from Paris to Modena, stamps tied by Paris Passy (Nov. 4) cds, framed R in red alongside. Reverse with Paris Etranger cds in blue and Modena arrival cds (Nov. 6). Siège shaved at top, nevertheless an exceptional combination of colonial stamps used in France. Signed Calves; cert. Roumet (1993).rnNote: The cover is addressed to "Monsieur Ch. Diena" in Modena, who is presumably Emilio Diena at the age of 18 years, but already interested in philately. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5352 imageRêunion 1877 (March 30): Cover from St. Denis to Marseille, bearing General Issues Cêrès 5 c. green, 10 c. brown on rose and 25 c. blue type I, fresh and fine singles with primarily good to huge margins, the 5 c. stamp shaved at left, tied by mute lozenge with "RÉUNION ST. DENIS 30 MARS 77" alongside. Reverse with arrival (April 26) cds. An appealing entire with a rare three colour franking paying the 40 c. GPU seamail rate to France, in force until April 1878 Yvert not listed. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5353 imageFrench India 1881 (Jan 24): Cover from Pondichery to Bordeaux, endorsed "Par Steamer Bombay", bearing General Issues Cêrès 1872 5 c. green in a horizontal pair and Sage 15 c. grey, fresh and fine examples with good to huge margins, tied by light "INDE PONDICHERY 24 JANV. 81" cds in blue, additional information strike and ambulant Modane Paris (March 15) in red alongside. File fold away from stamps and postmarks, an attractive item Yvert = € 600+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5354 imageFrench India 1879 (July 8): Entire letter from Pondichery to Marseille bearing General Issues Cêrès 10 c. brown on rose (touched at left) and Sage 15 c. grey type II, both in fresh colour and primarily with fair to enormous margins, tied by "INDE 8 JUIL 79 PONDICHERY" cds with "COL. FR. V. BRIND. A MOD." entry cds (July 31) in red alongside, reverse with Marseille arrival cds (Aug 1). A fine cover from the Amalric correspondence. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5355 imageFrench Indochina Cochinchina 1879 (Jan 14): Envelope from Saigon to Besançon, bearing General Issues Cêrès 1872 15 c. bistre, a fresh and fine example with large margins, tied by clear octogonal "CORR. D'ARMÉES SAIGON 14 JANV 79" with another information strike alongside. Reverse with large cachet of the marine in blue and Besançon arrival cds (Feb. 14). Special military concession rate, signed Dillemann and Calves Yvert unlisted. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5356 imageMartinique 1878 (Oct. 11): Cover from St. Pierre to Marseille, bearing General Issues Cêrès 30 c. brown in combination with Sage 5 C. green type I, a fresh and fine multiple with good to huge margins, the 30 c. shaved at right top, tied by "MARTINIQUE ST. PIERRE 11 OCT. 78" cds and St. Nazaire entry cds in blue. Reverse with Marseille arrival (Oct. 27) cds. Attractive mixed franking paying the 35 c. sea rate to France which was in force only from May 1878 to February 1879 Yvert not listed. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
French Indo China Local Issues
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5357 imageFrench Indochina 1879 (Jan 11): Envelope from the French Army in Hue Annam to Paris forwarded to Cannes bearing General Issues Cêrès 15 c. bistre Small Numerals, in fresh colour and primarily with good margins, shaved at top left, tied by crisp "CORR. D.ARMÉES HUE 11 JANV." cds with handwritten year '79', an illustration strike alongside, reverse with SAIGON COCHINCHINE (JAN 23) transit cds as well as Paris (1 MARS) and Cannes (3 MARS) arrival cds's.rnNote: Very interesting and early item from the years between the annexation of Cochinchine and Tonkin and the complete loss of sovereignity in 1884. Despatched in Hue, the seat of the Annamese Emperor, presumably by Paul-Louis-Fêlix Philastre (1837-1902), a French colonial administrator and diplomat. Philastre arrived in Cochinchina for the first time in 1861. In 1873, he played an important role in mediating between the French colonial authorities in Annam and the royal court in Huế. In 1874, Philastre negotiated the Second Treaty of Saigon with the Annamese court. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
General Issues French Colonies
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5358 imageUsage in France 1876 (Aug. 23): French Colonies General issue 1872 Cêrès 25 c. blue type I, a fresh and fine example, used on Entire letter from Paris to St. Junien, tied by crisp Paris Serpente (Aug 23) cds. Reverse with Paris Perigieux ambulant and arrival cds of the next day. An exceptional usage, signed Belleville. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5359 imageGuadeloupe 1880 (Sept. 23): Entire letter from Pointe-à-Pitre to Lyon bearing General Issues Sage 25 c. bistre yellow in fresh colour with fair good margins, tied by light "PAQ. FR. POINTE-A-PITRE-GUADe 23 SEPT. 80" cds in black, an illustration strike and octagonal "COL. FR. LIG. B. PAQ. FR. N2 27 SEPT. 80" in red alongside, reverse with Lyon arrival cds (OCT 16). Attractive and fresh item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
French Somalia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5360 imageCôte de Somalis 1895 (Dec 10): Envelope from Djibouti to Brussels, bearing Vues de Djibouti issue 50 c. blue & rose, a fresh and fine example with large margins all round, tied by wavy "DJIBOUTI POSTES 10 DEC. 95" datestamp in blue, La Reunionà Marseille octogonal Shipmail's datestamp of the same day and Belgian postman's cachet '409' alongside. Reverse with Bruxelles arrival (Dec. 22) cds. File folds not disturbing the neat appearance of this double rate item, an official cover despatched by the Protectorate of the Somali Coast to a secretary at the Belgian ministry of Railway, Post and Telegraph. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Madagascar
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5361 imageMadagascar 1904 (Aug. 22): Envelope within Diego Suarez, bearing a vertically bisected Alphêe Dubois 30 c. brown, tied by crisp "DIEGO-SUAREZ MADAGASCAR 22 AOUT 04" cds and three-line "Affranchissement spêcial faute de figurines." handstamp, both in blue. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

Reunion
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5362 imageRêunion 1895 (May 8): Registered Envelope from St. Pierre to Paris, bearing Sage 40 c. orange imperf. and ovpt. REUNION in black, tied by crisp cds (May 8) in blue, framed R in blue alongside. Reverse with arrival (May 31) cds in blue. A cover of outmost attractiveness. Signed Goebel. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
French Polynesia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5363 imageTahiti 1894 (Dec 1): Envelope from Papêete to Paris bearing Type Dubois 1 fr. olive with overprint '1893 TAHITI', a fresh and fine example, tied by crisp "PAPÉETE TAITI 1 DEC. 94" cds, a perfect illustration strike and framed 'R' alongside, reverse with PARIS 74 R. BAYEN arrival cds (Jan 29). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5364 image1870/1947: Lot eleven covers incl. 1870 French Shipmail to Genova bearing pair Napolêon laurê cancelled with FRANCIA VIA DI MARE handstamp, 1870 double weight letter to Austria, 1871 (Jan 3) Ballon montê 'Le Newton', 1871 (Sept 27) so called September cover with Cêrès 20 c. blue and strip of five Napolêon laurê 1 c. olive, 1877 Bordeaux to New Orleans with mixed franking Cêrès and Sage, 1880 registered cover front with mass franking Sage 3 c. bistre, 1875 cover Volo to Marseille, the stamp tied upon arrival, 1880 double weight cover Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, 1900 Cote de Somalis registered cover to France, and New Caledonia 1947 TRAPAS Airmail cover to Tahiti. An appealing lot. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Great Britain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5365 image1840: 1d. black, plate 1a, lettered FJ, earliest printing with 4 good to wide margins on letter sheet dated 13. May 1840 from Cambridge to Westminster. The stamp is tied by a beautifully contrasting bright red MC. A Cambridge strike on the reverse confirms the date. The London arrival mark is from the following day. A rare and interesing early May 1840 usage of a Penny Black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5366 image1840: 1d. black, very worn plate 1a, lettered GD, with 4 superb large margins on clean envelope from Runcorn to Bakewell. The front displays a Runcorn straight line, the stamp is tied by red MC. The arrival mark Bakewell is dated 3. August 1840. Certificate Enzo Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5367 image1840: 1d. black plate 1b, lettered KK, with 4 superb, even margins on very clean envelope dated 6. October 1840 from Omagh to Moy. The stamp is lightly cancelled by red MC. Transit marks on the reverse are Monaghan and Armagh, making this a rare inner Irish transit. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5368 image1840: 1d. black, plate 4, lettered TF, with 4 good to wide margins on local letter from Oxford The stamp is tied by a red MC, the despatch mark is dated 21 June 1841. Cert. KA Louis. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5369 image1840: 1d. black, plate 6, lettered MA, with 4 good to wide margins on letter sheet from Linton to Dunmow, dated 28. October 1840, a Linton despatch mark confirms the date. The stamp is tied by a red MC, the arrival mark is from the following day. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

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