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Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
660 imageFrench Fieldpost during the Crimean War, outgoing and incoming 1855: Two covers bearing each Napolêon imperforated 20 c. blue, two fine and fresh adhesives, incl. one tied by dotted "A.O.Q.G." obliterator with "ARMÉE D'ORIENT QUART. G.al" cds alongside. The adhesive on the other cover tied by Grands Points Carrrês mute obliterator and sent to the Army in the Crimea with "ARMÉE D'ORIENT QUART. G.al" transit and "ARMÉE D'ORIENT 2e CORPS" arrival cds's on the reverse. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
661 imageFrench Offices during the Crimean War 1856 (April 5): Envelope from Kamiesch to Rome, franked by Napolêon imperforated 20 c. blue and 80 c. carmine, tied by dotted "AOM." obliterator, "KAMIESCH CRIMÉE 5 AVRIL 56" cds and VIA DI MARE in red alongside. Marseille transit (April 17) cds in black and ROMA arrival (April 19) cds in red on reverse. 80 c. adhesive just touched and 10 c. glued around the cover edge, the cover shows some wear and tear, nevertheless a desirable fully prepaid usage showing the 1 franc civilian rate to the Papal States. Cert. Amedêe Brun (1961).rnProvenance: Collection 'Chateau Ramezay', Spink, London, Dec 2005, lot 2034. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
662 imageFrench offices in Constantinople 1867 (Oct 23): Cover from Odessa, forwarded to Constantinople and sent from there to the Prince of Valdina in Palermo, dated inside "Odessa 7/19. Ottobre 1867", showing on front forwarder cachet COTRONEO & TOSCANO ODESSA. The cover bears a mixed franking of Napolêon perforated 40 c. orange and laureated 20 c. blue, tied by dotted '5083' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge. CONSTANTINOPLE 23 OCT. 67 TURQUIE despatch cds in black and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with Messina transit and Palermo arrival cds (Oct. 30). Some perforation irregularities, a most attractive forwarded cover. Opinion Holcombe (1990). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
663 imageBallon Montê 1870 (Dec 7): Entire letter endorsed 'par Ballon Montê' to Toulouse bearing laureated 1867 20 c. blue, flown from beseiged Paris on "Le Denis Papin", tied by 'Paris / Rue Cardinal Lemoine' cds in black. The Ballon landed near Fertê-Bernard, Sarthe with reverse showing Toulouse arrival cds (Dec 21). A fresh and fine entire. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XLV on page 85. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
664 imageFrench offices in Constantinople 1873 (Oct 15): Cover from Constantinople to Mariupol, franked by 1872 Cêrès 30 c. brown in a horizontal pair, tied by bold dotted '5083' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge. CONSTANTINOPLE 15 OCT. 73 TURQUIE despatch cds in black, framed PD in red and crisp "KONST-POLSK 8 OKT. 73" cds of the Russian ROPiT post office (Tchilinghirian & Stephen fig. 713) in blue alongside as well as a Russian transit cds of Odessa and an Oct 14 (Julian calendar) arrival cds of Mariupol at the Sea of Azov. Light filing folds, a desirable cover despatched at the French P.O. but transferred to and further on transported by the Russian ROPiT. Cert. Holcombe (1990). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Tunisia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
665 imageFrench offices in Tunisia, Tunis 1873 (July 1): Cover from Tunis to Marseille, franked with 1871 Cêrès 30 c. brown, tied by '5107' Gros Chiffres lozenge of Tunis with cogwheel "TUNIS 1 JUIL. 73" cds (Pothion = 13 points), framed PD and "TUNIS-PAR-BONE 2 JUIL. 73 ALGERIE" cds, both in red alongside. Few shortened perfs, horizontal filing fold away from stamps and postmarks, a scarce item with a lot of postal history content.rnNote: The present item shows the special 60 c. rate after May 1872 for covers up to 10 gr. which were transported with 'Paquebots de l'Algêrie' vessels. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
666 image1930: Pont du Gard 20 f. chaudron clair on white paper, two examples, one with rare perf. 11, one perf. 13, two adhesives with full unmounted og., the the line perforated stamp with light toning on reverse, signed Calves. Yv = € 2'950. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
667 image1607/1814: Collection "Les Echelles du Levant" - Letters of European Traders with the Ottoman Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries comprising 32 entire letters in French or Italian from or referring to the Levant trade of major European trading houses in Constantinople (Pera and Galata) and Smyrna, including 17th century letters (4), with 1607 letter from Pera to the French Ambassador in Venice, 1698 letter with attached string to 'Vernaccia & Davanzatti' in Livorno, 18th century maritime mail with captain's letters, 1732 rare bill of lading with typical levantine merchandise listed as cotton, goat hair, coffee and opium for a ship leaving Smyrna to Salonique, Alexandrette and Alexandria; further commercial letters to well known traders - Caraggiani, Roux, Bonifaccio, Borelly and Clary with disinfected examples noted. In addition, two printed French Royal Decrees (1737 and 1791) and an 1814 bill of lading from Trieste to Constantinople and Smyrna. A fine postal history collection, viewing recommended. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15) (Image 16) (Image 17) (Image 18) (Image 19) (Image 20) (Image 21) (Image 22) (Image 23) (Image 24) (Image 25) (Image 26) (Image 27) (Image 28) (Image 29) (Image 30) (Image 31) (Image 32) (Image 33) (Image 34) (Image 35) (Image 36)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
668 image1837/67: Selection of 25 stampless letters from Constantinople mainly to France showing diff. rates. incl. 1839 entire to London, 1840/47 mail from French P.O. to Malta and Syra, high boxed 'PAQUEBOTS / DE LA / MEDITTERANEE' in red as welll as 1854 entire lettersheet from Pierre Durand & Cie. in Constantinople on company's own watermarked paper. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
669 imageFrench offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports, Sinope 1857c: Napolêon imperforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fresh adhesives with vivid colours, the 10 c. shaved at left and partially at top, each stamp tied by decorative dotted '4014' Petits Chiffres numeral lozenge in blue, framed PD in blue alongside on large piece. A most attractive item from this extremely rare post office which was in function between 1857 and 1869, when it was replaced by Ordu. Signed Roumet Maury = € 2'300+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
670 imageFrench offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports, Samsun 1860 (June 11): Cover written in Amasya in Anatolia and despatched in Samsun to Constantinople, bearing Napolêon imperforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fresh adhesives with vivid colours, the 40 c. shaved at left top, each stamp tied by light dotted '4013' Petits Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. "SAMSOUN 11 JUIN 60 TURQ. D'ASIE" cogwheel cds and framed PD in blue alongside, reverse with Constantinople arrival cds (June 14). Minor file folds away from the stamps, fragile thin paper, nevertheless a very attractive item. Signed Baudot, Calves & Goebel Maury = € 1'315. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
671 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1860 (Jan 8): Entire letter from Alexandria to Marseille, franked by Napolêon imperforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light dotted Anchor lozenge, "INDUS 8 JAN. 60" Shipmail cds (Salles fig. 786), framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille arrival cds (Jan 17). The Ancre obliterator was used in Marseille. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
672 imageFrench offices in Asia Minor 1861 (March 6): Cover from the Dardanelles to Genova, franked by Napolêon imperforated 40 c. orange in a fine and fresh horizontal pair with vivid colour and fair to large margins, tied by light dotted '3708' Petits Chiffres numeral lozenge. LES DARDANELLES 6 MARS 61 TURQUIE cds, framed PD, both in black as well as PIROSCAFI POSTALI ITALIANI in red alongside. Reverse with Genova arrival cds. Some toning, especially in the cover periphery, nevertheless a desirable cover from this rare office. Signed Baudot Maury = € 1'370 / Pothion 23 points = € 950.rnProvenance: Collection Henri Thiaude, Baudot sale 224, Feb 2016. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
673 imageFrench offices in the Dobrudja 1864 (Nov 20): Part Cover from Tulscha to / via Constantinople, franked by Napolêon perforated 5 c. green (2) and 40 c. orange, tied by light dotted '5102' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in blue, "TULSCHA 20 NOV. 64 TURQ. D'EUROPE" cogwheel cds and framed PD, both in blue alongside. Reverse with part "CONSTANTINOPLE 28 NOV. 64 TURQUIE" arrival cds. Part of front and reverse as well as sideflaps missing, minor irregularties of the stamps, nevertheless a desirable item with a rare stamp combination to pay the 50 centimes rate, in addition from a rare office Pothion 30 points = € 2'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
674 imageFrench offices in Syria 1865 (June 13): Cover from Aleppo, despatched at Alexandretta, sent to Marseille, bearing Napolêon imperforated 10 c. bistre and pair 20 c. blue, fine and fresh example with vivid colour, tied by dotted '5079' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. Front shows bilingual dealer's cachet from Alep in blue, ALEXANDRETTE 13 JUIN 65 SYRIE cogwheel cds, framed PD and French POSTE FRANCAISE D'ALEP in blue as well as framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red. Reverse with Marseille arrival cds (June 25). An attractive item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
675 imageFrench offices in Romania 1865 (June 3): Lettersheet from Braila to Athenes, franked by Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by central strike of attractive dotted '5087' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in blue, "IBRAILA 3 JUIN 66 VALACHIE" cogwheel cds and framed PD, both in blue alongside. Reverse with French CONSTANTINOPLE TURQUIE and Greek Piraeus transit and Athenes arrival cds (May 29, Julian calendar). Two sideflaps missing and acid ink holes, nevertheless a very rare usage from this office, full of character. Signed Roumet Maury = € 2'000 / Pothion 28 points = € 2'100. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
676 imageFrench offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports, Trebizonde 1864 (June 18): Cover written in Poti in Russian ruled Georgia and despatched in Trebizonde to Bordeaux, bearing Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fresh adhesives, each stamp tied by clear dotted '5100' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. TREBIZONDEN 18 JUIN 64 TURQ. D'ASIE cogwheel cds and framed PD, both in black alongside. Reverse with Constantinople (June 21) and Marseille transit as well as Bordeaux arrival (July 1) cds's. Minor perforation irregularities and file folds away from the stamps, pre-use fold in the 40 c. definitive, nevertheless an attractive item. Signed Roumet Maury = € 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
677 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1864 (Dec 28): Entire letter from Constantinople to Grenoble, franked by Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge, "PHASE 28 DEC. 64" Shipmail cds (Salles fig. 813), framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds (Jan 6, 1865).rnNote: The PHASE vessel was in the dock in Constantinople between October and December 1864. The present cover was the first return journey to Marseille after this period. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
678 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1863 (June 4): Entire letter from Constantinople to Lyon, franked by Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fresh adhesives, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in blue, "GANGE 4 JUIN 63" Shipmail cds (Salles fig. 776), framed PD in blue and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and Lyon arrival cds (June 11). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
679 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1865 (June 19): Cover from Alexandria to Lyon, franked by Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light dotted Anchor lozenge, "NIL 19 JUIN 65" Shipmail cds (Salles fig. 805), framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and Lyon arrival cds (June 26).rnNote: The Messageries Imperiales used two vessels named NIL, this item was transported on the second one which made its journeys in the years 1864-66. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

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