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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6114 image1811 (Aug 31): Official Entire letter from Laibach / Lubiana to Trieste struck by clear "LAYBACH ILLYRIE" handstamp in black. A rare handstamp, an interesting cover.rnNote: Sender of this entire is count Henri-Gatien Bertrand, the Gouverneur Gênêral of the Illyrian Provinvces, one of the closest confidants of Napolêon Bonaparte. He accompanied the Emperor to Elba in 1814, returned with him in 1815, held a command in the Waterloo campaign, and then, after the defeat, accompanied Napoleon to St Helena. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6115 image1812 (Aug 11): Prepaid entire letter from Ajaccio to Bastia showing clear "P. 19 P. AJACCIO" straight line handstamp. A fine and interesting item within Corsica with the scarce PP handstamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6116 image1815 (Oct 31): Unpaid Entire letter from Nizza to Agde showing superb NICE straight line handstamp of the the French departmental design. rnNote: Nizza was occupied by allied troups on May 27, 1814 and returned to Sardinia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6117 image1828 (July 21): Unpaid entire letter from Rostrenen to Angers, forwarded to St. Georges-sur-Loire, then forwarded a second time, showing on front "21 ROSTERNEN" straight line handstamp and despatch cds in black. Reverse with a combination of "DÉB. 47 ANGERS" and "DÉB. 47 St. GEORGES SUR-LOIRE" deboursê handstamps and three corresponding circular datestamps. A fine item full of postal history, signed Pothion. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6118 image1833 (June 13): Official Entire letter from Neuilly castle to Paris struck by crisp "Service du Roi / Maison du Roi / 1" franchise handstamp in red (Legendre 2058). Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Signed Pothion.rnNote: Sent by the Aide-de-Camp of King Louis-Philippe to the painter Caudin. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6119 image1838 (Jan): Partially prepaid Lettersheet from Barcelona to Paris showing clear "BARCELONA CATALUNA" and boxed PP in red as well as French framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER PAR COLLIOURE" entry handstamp (Salles 119) and "COLLIOURE 5 JANV. 1838" cds, both in black. Reverse with arrival cds (Jan 9), the letter was charged with '11' (dêcimes) upon arrival. A most attractive cover, the entry mark was in use only between November 1836 and February 1839. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6120 image1850: Entire local letter within the same postal district from Frêgimont to Port Ste Marie, bearing Cêrès 10 c. bistre 'verdâtre', a fine example with vivid colour and fair to large margins, tied by clear grille. Reverse with "PORT-Ste-MARIE 7 OCT 51" despatch cds. Vertical file fold and minor toning, nevertheless an interesting local cover from the period prior to the introduction of the Petits Chiffres in 1852. Signed Goebel Yvert unlisted on cover / Maury 1c = € 1'600. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6121 image1850: Local lettersheet within the postal district of Chalons-sur-Marne bearing Cêrès 10 c. bistre-yellow, a superb example with fresh colour and good to enormous margins including parts of two neighbouring stamps, tied by clear Petits Chiffres '704' numeral lozenge. "CHALONS-S-MARNE 16 MARS 1852" cds alongside. Strong vertical file fold well away from the stamp, tiny paper hole aside the stamp, nevertheless an attractive local cover with a splendid stamp, signed A. Diena Yvert = € 750 / Maury 1 = € 800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6122 image1850: Double rate Lettersheet from Pamiers to Toulouse bearing Cêrès 10 c, bistre in combination with 40 c. orange, two superb examples with fresh colour and large to enormous margins, tied by grill obliterator, despatch cds (July 3, 1850) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds in black of the next day. Minor toning, nevertheless a fine cover with an impressive franking to pay the 50 c. rate for a a cover between 7.5 and 25 gr. Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6123 image1850: Entire local printed matter letter with a fiscal '1c' handstamp, sent within Paris bearing Cêrès 15 c. dark-green, a fine and fresh example with brilliant colour and good to large margins, tied by Étoile de Paris mute obliterator, reverse with Paris type 15 cds (Aug 19, 1852). Cert Calves (1992), Roumet (1992), both with shade indication Yvert = € 1'850+ / Maury 2c = € 2'350. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6124 imageSecond day of usage 1849: Cêrès 20 c. black on yellowish paper, a fine and fresh example with four regular large margins, tied by type 14 "LOURDES 2 JANV. 1849 (63)" cds on the second day of the issue to entire letter, inforrmation strike alongside, the letter dated internally "Lourdes le 2 Janvier 1849". Mailed to Tarbes, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Lightest vertical file fold of no importance, an attractive cover with delightful appearance, a perfect stamp well documenting the second day of issue of a French stamp. Signed Calves; cert. Boule (1997) Yvert = € 15'000 / Maury 3 = € 14'300.rnNote: During the two first weeks of January 1849, the cancellation of the newly issued stamps was not well organized. Two circulars by the Postal administration led to confusion in the Post Offices on the methods of obliteration. A planned cancellation by a grill obliterator was not available prior to the third week of January. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6125 image1849: Entire letter from Sedan to Verdun bearing Cêrès 20 c. black on yellowish paper, a fresh example with fair to enormous margins, tied by clear grille. Type 15 "SEDAN 22 SEPT 49 (7)" despatch cds alongside Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. A most attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6126 image1849: Lettersheet from Flize to Charleville bearing Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper, a fresh corner marginal example with good margins, the sheet margin nearly complete, cancelled by grill obliterator. Type 15 "FLIZE (7) 18 NOV. 49" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A splendid stamp on this appealing cover. Signed A. Diena & Bolaffi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6127 image1849: Triple rate Envelope from Toulouse to Pamiers bearing a horizontal strip of five Cêrès 20 c. black on white paper, a fresh multiple with good to large margins, tied by five fair grill strikes, "TOULOUSE (30) 8 JANV. 50" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A light horizontal filing fold does not distract from the beauty of this unusual franking to pay correctly the triple rate for a cover between 15 and 100 gram. Certs. A. Diena (1976), Calves (1988) Yvert & Maury not listed on cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6128 image1850: Cover from Cour-St. Maurice via Maiche to Russey bearing Cêrès 25 c. dark-blue, a fresh example with large to enormous margins including parts of the lower neighbouring stamp, tied by grill obliterator. Rare cursive "24 Cour - St. Maurice" of the bureau de distribution and datestamp of this office (March 4, 1851) as well as "MAICHE 5 MARS 51" cds of the bureau d'attache alongside.rnReverse with arrival cds (March 5). A most attractive cover from this small office in the Doubs department. Signed Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6129 image1850: Cover from Oran to Goncelin bearing Cêrès 25 c. blue, a fine example with good to large margins, tied by clear grille. Rare type 13 "ORAN (POSS: D'AFR.) 30 NOV. 1859" despatch cds alongside, reverse with Marseille, Valence and Grenoble transit cds's (Dec. 10). Minor toning, a delightful cover with a late usage of the type 13 datestamp from the French possessions in Algeria. Signed Goebel.. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6130 image1850: Double rate Entire letter from St. Lo to Caen bearing a horizontal pair of Cêrès 25 c. blue, a fresh and fine multiple with good to large margins, tied by two strikes of Petits Chiffres '3166' numeral lozenge, "ST. LO" despatch cds (June 19, 1852) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. An appealing cover in the rate of July 1850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6131 image1849: Double rate Envelope from Provins to Paris bearing Cêrès 40 c. orange, a fresh and fine example with vibrant colour and good to large margins, tied by grill obliterator, PROVINS despatch cds (June 18, 1850) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. An attractive cover from the last month of the 1849 rate. Signed Calves & van Dieten Yvert = € 900 / Maury 5 = € 900. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6132 image1849: Envelope from Paris to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, bearing a horizontal pair of Cêrès 40 c. orange, a fresh multiple with fair to large margins, tied by 'grille sans fin' obliterator, PARIS despatch cds (Oct 18, 1852) in black and boxed PD in red alongside. Front shows also "NEW YORK AM PKT NOV 1" transit cds and '21' (cents) accountancy handstamp. Reverse with "LIGNE DE CALAIS" ambulant cds. Some toning, still an attractive cover showing the 80 c. rate to the States via Le Havre and the United Kingdom with an American vessel. Signed Jamet. Maury = € 2'000 for this combination and destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6133 image1849: Triple rate Entire letter from St. Die-des-Vosges to Lapoutroie bearing Cêrès 1 fr. dark-carmine, a superb example with deep shade and regular large margins, tied by clear Petits Chiffres '3043' numeral lozenge. Clear despatch cds (Sept 21, 1852) alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A perfect stamp on an appealing cover of the third weight step. Yvert = € 1'600 / Maury 6a = € 2'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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