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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6134 image1849: Double rate Entire letter from St. Germain-en-Laye to Albano Rome bearing an exceptional horizontal pair of the Cêrès 1 fr. light-carmine, a multiple with fresh colour and large to enormous margins including parts of all possible six neighbouring stamps, tied by light Petits Chiffres '3094' numeral lozenge. Clear despatch cds (Jan 18, 1854) and Paris transit cds of the same day, both in black as well as framed PD in red alongside. The obverse shows the endorsement "Via Marseilles". A delightful cover for a second letter weight mailing between 7.5 and 15 gr., fully prepaid to the Papal States, applicable between 1853 and 1866. Signed Mondolfo and Calves Maury 6c = € 4'650.rnNote: Addressee of this marvellous cover is Hugh Charles Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1790-1858), a British peer. On succeeding to his father's estates in 1831 he took his seat in the House of Lords. In his later years he lived chiefly in Italy, where he had a house near Tivoli. He died in Rome on 28 February 1858 from an injury. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF5,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6135 image1852: Local entire from La Bessêe-sur-Durance to Briancon bearing Prêsidence 10 c. bistre, a fine example with large to enormous margins, tied by light Petits Chiffres '383' lozenge, fair dotted type 22 despatch cds (July 12, 1854) and rare type 13 arrival cds of the same day alongside. Horizontal file fold away from the stamp, but an exceptional datestamp combination and a desirable stamp on this item sent within the same postal district. Yvert = € 1'100 / Maury 9a = € 1'150. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6136 image1852: Envelope mailed within Paris bearing Prêsidence 10 c. bistre, a fine example with vivid colour and good to enormous margins, tied by clear Étoile de Paris obliterator, despatch "LETTRE AFFie DE PARIS POUR PARIS 5 JANV 54" cds alongside. Stamp glued at the cover edge, minor imperfections due to this, nevertheless a fine local cover with this desirable stamp. Signed A. Diena & Bolaffi; cert. von der Weid (1992) Yvert = € 1'100 / Maury 9a = € 1'150. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6137 image1852: Entire letter from a soldier of the French forces in Rome to Avignon bearing Prêsidence 25 c. dark-blue, a fresh example with good to enormous margins, tied by bold grill obliterator, despatch "CORPS EXPÉDITIONNAIRE D'ITALIE / 1e DIVISION 14 DEC 53" cds) alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit as well as arrival cds's (Dec 18). a small appealing entire sent by a soldier who had to pay the 25 c. inland rate as a concessionary Fieldpost rate. Signed Calves, cert. E. Diena (1985). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6138 image1865: Napolêon imperf. 1 c. 'mordorê' a lower right corner marginal example (14 x 17 mm.), fine and fresh with vivid colour and regular large margins, unmounted with full og. Signed Brun Yvert = € 450 for an unused example / Maury 11d = € 400 for an unused example. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6139 image1860: Wrapper from Paris to Beaufresne bearing Napolêon imperf. 1 c. olive, a fine and fresh example with vivid colour and regular large margins, tied by PARIS cds (May 6, 1862). Appealing small item, printed matter rate up to 100 gram. Signed Calves Yvert = € 500 / Maury 11 = € 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6140 image1854: Local Lettersheet within St. Etienne bearing Napolêon imperf. 5 c. dark green on green paper, a fine multiple in a deep shade with large to enormous margins including large parts of three neighbouring stamps, tied by Petits Chiffres '3305' lozenge, despatch cds (March 4, 1858) alongside. The cover was charged in manuscript with '05' (c.) to pay the 10 c. local rate. An impressive item, cert. E. Diena (1981) Maury 12d = € 450. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6141 image1854: Entire letter from Paris to Surgères bearing Napolêon imperf. 5 c. green, four fine and fresh multiple with good to large margins, tied by strikes of the Étoile de Paris obliterator, despatch cds (Jan 16, 1861) alongside. Reverse with "PARIS A BORDEAUX" ambulant and arrival (Jan 18) cds's. An interesting combination to pay the 20 c. letter rate in the July 1854 tariff. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6142 image1853: Local Entire letter from Passy-les-Paris to Paris bearing Napolêon imperf. 10 c. bistre, a fine and fresh example with good to huge margins, tied by clear Petits Chiffres '2386' lozenge in blue, matching despatch cds (May 16, 1855) in blue alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. An exceptional usage of the blue colour, an attractive item. Signed Roumet & Miro. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6143 image1853: Local Entire letter within the postal district of St. Memmie, internally dated '19. novembre 1858', bearing Napolêon imperf. 10 c. bistre, a fine example with good to large margins, cancelled by the postman using a mute 'points' obliterator of local production, postman's cachet 'Z' in circle alongside. A cover within the same postal district which was never brought by the postman to the office but directly distributed on en route. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6144 image1860: Double rate Entire letter from Pont-de-Beauvoisin bearing Napolêon imperf. 10 c. brown in a block of four, a fine multiple with good to large margins, each adhesive cancelled by Petits Chiffres '2497' lozenge, despatch cds (April 17, 1861) alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Entire with filing folds, one below the left pair, some wear and tear, nevertheless an exceptional way to pay the 40 c. double letter rate. Yvert = € 950 / Maury 13/II = € 880. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6145 image1853/54: Entire letter from Colmar to Höllsteig, Baden, bearing Napolêon imperf. 10 c. bistre type I and 20 c. blue type I, two fresh and fine examples with large even margins, tied by light Petits Chiffes '806' lozenges. Despatch cds (July 29, 1857) and framed PD handstamp in red alongside, reverse with Neuf-Brisach transit cds of the same day. An attractive usage in the 30 c. Baden tariff. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6146 imageSecond Italian War of Independence: Entire letter from Magenta to Labastide-du-Temple bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. light-blue Type I, a fine left marginal example, tied by clear 'AA4C' lozenge, "ARMÉE D'ITALIE Qr Gl 4e CORPS 7 JUIN 59" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with ambulant and Castelsarrasin transit cds's (June 13). A most interesting cover full of historical content, certs. E. Diena (1979 & 1981).rnNote: The entire is written by a French soldier to his father on the battlefield of Magenta on June 5, one day after the battle contents describing the fighting in detail. The Austrian invasion of Piedmont was stopped by the arrival of French troops from 25 April onward. The Austrians were defeated at the Battle of Magenta on 4 June and pushed back to Lombardy, where the Franco-Sardinian victory at the Battle of Solferino on 24 June resulted in the end of the war. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6147 imageCrimean War 1854: Envelope from the Crimea to Avallon bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. blue Type I, a fine example, tied by clear 'AOQG' lozenge, "ARMÉE D'ORIENT QUARTr Gal 5 MARS 55" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and ambulant as well as arrival cds's (March 22). A delightful Fieldpost usage from the theatre of war. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6148 image1854: Envelope with full contents from Coursegoules to Aiglun bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. blue Type I, a fresh and fine example, tied by superb Petits Chiffres '998' lozenge obliterator, splendid dotted type 22 despatch cds (July 16, 1859) and transit Vence cds of the same day alongside, reverse with Grasse transit cds of the following day. Roughly opened on reverse, nevertheless a fine cover in the Provence.rnProvenance: Collection Charles Daniel. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6149 image1854: Envelope from La Calle to Bourgoin, bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. dark blue Type I, a fresh and fine example, tied by fair Petits Chiffres '3754' lozenge, dotted type 22 "LA CALLE ALGERIE 17 FEVR 56" despatch cds alongside. Reverse Bone, Marseille and Lyon transit as well as arrival cds's (Feb 27). A fine Shipmail usage from Algeria, cert. Roumet (2002). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6150 image1854: Entire letter from Dunkerque to Honfleur, bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. dark blue Type I, a fine and fresh example with huge sheet margin at left (11 mm), tied by Petits Chiffres '3710' lozenge, matching despatch cds (Jan 21, 1856) alongside. Reverse with two ambulant and arrival cds's (Jan 23). An attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6151 image1854: Envelope from Alger to Gramat bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. blue Type I, a fine and fresh example with huge sheet margin at left (9 mm), showing complete Filet d'encadrement, tied by Petits Chiffres '3710' lozenge, "ALGER ALGERIE" despatch cds (March 17, 1857) alongside. Reverse with three ambulant and arrival cds's (March 22). Cover with some wear and tear, nevertheless a rare usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6152 image1854: Double rate Envelope from the Royal Palais de Compiegne to Ajaccio, bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. blue Type I, a fresh and fine horizontal pair with good to large margins, tied by mute Étoile obliterator in red, "Bau DU PALAIS DE COMPIEGNE 13 NOV 62" despatch cds in red alongside. Reverse with ambulant as well as arrival cds's (Nov 15). Cover with some repair at base, nevertheless a fine and interesting usage from the special post office in the palace of Fontainbleau, Signed Calves; cert. Roumet (2000) Maury = € 6'325. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6153 image1854: Double rate Lettersheet from Macon to La Clayette bearing Napolêon imperf. 20 c. blue on lilac paper, Type I, a fine and fresh horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, tied by indistinct Petits Chiffres '1821' lozenge, fair despatch cds (March 30, 1858) alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the following day. Filing folds well away from the pair, an interesting cover with this rare shade. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

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