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French Colonies continued...

French Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
680 imageFrench offices in Romania 1868 (Sept 27): Cover from Sulina to Constantinople, franked by Napolêon perforated 40 c. orange, a fine and fresh adhesive, tied by light dotted '5099' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black, SULINA 27 SEPT. 68 TURQ. D'EUROPE cogwheel cds in black and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with CONSTANTINOPLE 30 SEPT. 68 TURQUIE arrival cds. Some toning and wear, nevertheless a desirable cover from this extremely rare office. Signed Baudot Maury = € 12'650 / Pothion 36 points = € 7'500.rnProvenance: Collection Henri Thiaude, Baudot sale 224, Feb 2016. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 4,000.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
681 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1866 (Aug 1): Cover from Constantinople to Montpellier, franked by Napolêon perforated 40 c. orange, a fine and fresh adhesive, tied by light dotted Anchor lozenge, "NÉVA 1 AOUT 66" Shipmail cds (Salles fig. 800), framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and Montpellier arrival cds (Aug 9). Cover with tear and filing folds at base, nevertheless a desirable item.rnNote: The NEVA vessel was in the dock in Constantinople between October 1865 and August 1866. The present cover was the first return journey to Marseille after this period. Postage fees from the Levant to France were reduced from 50 c. to 40 c. on January 1st, 1866. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
682 imageFrench offices in Syria 1870 (Sept 12): Cover from Aleppo via Alexandretta to Marseille bearing on reverse Turkey Dulos issue 1869 20 pa. green and 1 pi. yellow perf. 5-11 (Mi. 14+15) tied by all Arabic framed ALEPPO handstamps (Coles & Walker fig. 5). Upon arival in Alexandretta franked on front by 1863/70 Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre and single 30 c. brown for onward transmission, tied by light '5079' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge. Corresponding Ottoman "ALEP 12 SEPT: 70" cds (Coles & Walker fig. 6) on reverse, French ALEXANDRETTA 18 OCT. 70 SYRIE cogwheel cds and framed PD as well as framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red on front. Smyrne French P.O. transit and Marseille arrival cds's (Oct. 17) on reverse. Some perf. staining, still a fine and rare cover opening well for display. Signed A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, May 2000, lot 2897. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
683 imageFrench offices in Egypt: Group two 1873 Covers, incl. LE CAIRE to Marseille with Cêrès 1872 pair 25 c. blue type I and 30 c. brown, tied by dotted '5119' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenges in black, a rarely seen combination to pay the July 1871 rate of 80 centimes. Also rare SUEZ to Canlay with Cêrès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by dotted '5105' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge with corresponding cogwheel cds alongside. Crisp strikes but the stamp damaged during opening. An overall appealing duo showing the post-war rate to France from two better post offices. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
684 imageFrench Shipmail in the Levant 1871 (July 20): Entire letter from Beyrouth to Tarare, franked by Bordeaux 40 c. orange, two fresh adhesives, tied by light dotted Anchor lozenge in blue, octogonal "BEYROUTH PAQ. FR. X N° 4 20 JUIL. 71" cds in blue of the line X (Salles fig. 905), framed PD in blue and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and Tarare arrival cds (Aug 4). Left stamp touched at top, horizontal filing fold away from the stamps, nevertheless a most attractive item.rnNote: In July 1871 the rate for a 10 gram letter was doubled from 40 to 80 c., first month of the new rates, the present item was transported with the vessel AMERIQUE leaving Marseille on July 8 and returning on August 3. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
685 imageFrench offices in Cilicia, Mersina 1873 (Feb 3): Envelope from Tarsus, despatched at Mersina and sent to Marseille, bearing Cêrès 1872 25 c. blue type I in a horizontal pair and 30 c. brown, fine and fresh example with vivid colour, tied by clear dotted '5072' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. MERSINA 3 FEVR. 73 TURQUIE D'ASIE cogwheel cds, framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Mersina "SALUHY & Cie" forwarder cachet, Beyrouth transit and Marseille arrival cds's (Feb 17). Tear in backflap, nevertheless a marvelous item with an attractive French-Arabic address side, Signed Calves and Miro. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
686 imageFrench offices in Egypt 1874 (June 2): Cover from Alexandria to Marseille, endorsed "vapeur français", bearing Egypt 1872 Penasson 1 pi. rose red, tied by POSTE EGIZIANE 2 JUN 1874 ALESSANDRIA cds. A French Cêrès definitive 80 c. rose was added to pay the journey to France, a fine and fresh example, tied by dotted '5080' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. "ALEXANDRIE 2 JUIN 74 EGYPTE" cds, framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, both in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille arrival cds (June 6). An interesting combination cover, French 80 centimes rate after July 1871. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
687 imageFrench offices in Syria 1872 (Sept 26): Cover from Lattakia to Marseille, bearing Napolêon laureated 80 c. rose, fine and fresh example, tied by dotted '5091' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in black. "LATTAQUIE 26 SEPT. 72 SYRIE" cogwheel cds, framed PD and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Smyrne transit and Marseille arrival cds (Oct 10). An interesting cover from this rare office, 80 centimes rate after July 1871 Maury = € 2'500 (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
688 imageFrench offices in Egypt 1866: Napolêon laureated 5 f. grey violet, a suberb example of this difficult stamp with vibrant colour and very good perforation, cancelled centrally and most attractive with crisp '5080' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge of Alexandria. An outstanding example, signed Calves Maury = € 1'000 for the stamp only. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
689 imageFrench offices in Egypt 1874 (Nov 7): Cover from Alexandria to Marseille, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing Siège 40 c. orange in a strip of three, a fine and fresh multiple, tied by dotted '5080' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenges in black. Rare "PAQ. ANGL. 7 NOV. 74 ALEXANDRIE" cds in black, framed PD and French entry "PAG. ANG. V. BRIND. 14 NOV. 74 A. MOD.", both in red alongside. Reverse with Paris arrival cds of the same day. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
690 imageFrench offices in the Aegean, Rhodes 1873 (Sept 30): Cover from Rhodes to Marseille, bearing Cêrès 1872 80 c. rose, a suberb example with vivid colour and perfect perforation, tied by decorative dotted '5094' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenge in blue, RHODES 30 SEPT. 73 TURQUIE cogwheel cds, framed PD, both in blue and framed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE in red alongside. Reverse with Smirne transit and arrival cds (Oct. 9). A most attractive item. Signed Roumet Maury = € 1'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
691 imageFrench offices in Cilicia, Mersina 1853/68: Lot three stamps/pieces and two covers incl. '3770' Petits Chiffres lozenges on two stamps and on 1860 cover to Syros franked by 18532 10 c. and 40 c., also '5092' Gros Chiffres on one piece and on 1865 cover from the same correspondence franked by Empire 10 c. and 40 c. each with pearled Messina datestamps well struck in black Maury = € 3'200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
692 imageFrench offices in Egypt, Alexandria 1853/71: Lot for stamps/multiple/pieces and three covers incl. '3704' Petits Chiffres on 1859 cover with 50 c. franking to Paris (signed Roumet), '5080' Gros Chiffres on 1866 Napolêon laureated 5 f. grey violet, usual imperfections, on 80 c. rose in a block of six, and on Bordeaux 40 c. orange and piece with two examples of 80 c. deep rose; also 1862 triple rate cover to Marseille bearing Napolêon imperforated 10 c. & 40 c., three examples of each stamp tied by the '5080' gros chiffres. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
693 imageFrench offices in the Aegean 1853/71: Lot 16 used stamps/multiples/pieces and one cover incl. RHODES three Napolêon definitives with '3772' Petits Chiffres and six definitives with '5094' Gros Chiffres lozenges, superb pair Bordeaux 40 c. orange. Also METELIN '3771' Petits Chiffres on three stamps and 1859 cover to Blois, '5093' Gros Chiffres on Napolêon definitives, one strip of four Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre. A fine group Maury = € 5'400+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
694 imageFrench offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports, Trebizonde 1853/72: Group one cover and eight used stamps/pieces incl. piece with Napolêon imperforated 10 c. & 40 c. with '4016' Petits chiffre lozenge, 1868 cover to Constantinople with pair Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue to pay the 40 centime rate, tied by '5100' Gros Chiffres lozenge, also seven Siège, rare Bordeaux and Cêrès 1872 definitives with '5100' lozenges, one with cogwheel cds. Maury = € 1'450+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
695 imageFrench offices in Syria 1853/72: Lot twelve used stamps/multiples and covers (3) incl. BEYROUTH '3706' Petits chiffres on two stamps, '5082' Gros Chiffres on five stamps/pair incl. Bordeaux 40 c., and on late usage of Napolêon perforated 20 c. blue on 1868 cover to Lyon (signed Lamy), also on 1868 double rate cover to Marseille. Furthermore TRIPOLI '5101' Gros Chiffres on five stamps/pieces and on 60 c. rate cover 1867 to Florence Maury = € 3'100+ (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
696 imageFrench offices in Bulgaria 1853/72: Lot two covers and nine stamps/pieces of the Varna P.O. incl. 1865 double rate cover bearing Napolêon perforated 10 c. bistre (2) & 40 c. orange (2) as well as 1866 triple rate cover bearing 40 c. orange in a strip of three, all tied by numeral '5103' Gros chiffres lozenges. In addition four stamps with '4018' Petits chiffres lozenges and five stamps/pieces with the '5103' cancellation. Both covers with file folds through one stamp, in general a fine and appealing lot, one signed Scheller Maury = € 2'800+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
697 imageFrench offices in Asia Minor 1853/72: Lot four covers and 20 stamps/pieces incl. LES DARDANELLES, two stamps and one piece with Petits chiffrs '3708', one double rate cover to Livorno bearing Siège 40 c. orange in a strip of three, tied by Gros chiffres '5084' numeral lozenges, also seven stamps/multiples cancelled by the '5084' with a Napolêon imperforated 1 c. olive. Further on SMYRNE '3709' Petits Chiffres numeral lozenge on two covers with 1860 cover to Tuscany with correct 90 c. rate and 1860 double rate cover to Marseille as well as '5098' Gros Chiffres cancellations on 1873 cover to London and two fine and rare usages on single examples of the Bordeaux 40 c. orange and 80c. rose, cancellations also on strip of four 1872 30 c. brown anf strip of three 80 c. rose, and finally cds cancellation of Smyrne on 1872 4 c. grey and post 1876 (2). An interesting and diverse lot, mounted and carefully described on album sheets Maury = € 2'900+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
698 imageFrench offices in Palestine, Jaffa 1853/72: Lot two stamps, one piece, two fronts and a cover from Jaffa incl. 1862 cover front at double rate to Beyrouth bearing Napolêon impeforated 20 c. blue and 80 c. rose, tied by '3768' Petits Chiffres numeral lozenge, framed "P.P." alongside, an extremely rare usage ex Thiaude collection. Also '5089' Gros Chiffres in blue on Bordeaux 40 c. orange, on Cêrès 1872 80 c. rose, two singles on cover front at double rate to Paris with 'Croix potencêe' handstamp alongside, on another strip of three of this stamp, on an 1876 entire letter at 30 c. UPU rate and a cogwheel Jaffa cds on Cêrès 30c. adhesive after the lozenges had been replaced. An impressive lot with many competent signatures. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
699 imageFrench offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports 1853/72: Group one cover and ten used stamps incl. INEBOLI two rare '5088' Gros Chiffres in blue on Napolêon laureated 80 c. rose and Siège 40 c. orange, KERASSUNDE three rare '5090' Gros Chiffres on different Napolêon different, a splendid trio, ORDU two rare '5097' Gros Chiffres in blue on Siège 40 c. orange and Cêrès 1872 80 c. rose, SAMSOUN Petits Chiffres '4013' on Napolêon and Gros Chiffres '5096' on two definitives and on a 1867 cover from Amasya via Samsun to Constantinople Maury = € 5'000+. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

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