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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6194 image'Affranchissement de fortune' 1870: Siège 10 c. bistre, a diagonally bisected adhesive in combination with 20 c. blue, superb examples with fresh colour and good perforation, each tied by clear Gros Chiffres '4273' lozenge to Envelope from Villers-Cotterets to Soisson, despatch cds (Sept. 18, 1871) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the following day. Minor pinholes at the left side of the cover just mentioned for accuracy do not distract from the attractiveness and rarity of this item. An exceptional cover with the bisected Siège stamp to pay the new September 1871 rate. Yvert = € 10'000 / Maury 36 = € 6'250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6195 image1870: Triple rate Envelope from Hirson to Paris, internally dated "Hirson le 12 Sepbre 1871", bearing all three values of the so called Siège issue, 10 c. yellow bistre, 20 c. blue and 40 c. light orange, tied by Gros Chiffres '1802' lozenge in black, matching despatch HIRSON in black (Sept 12) alongside. Rare usage of all three Siège values to pay correctly the 70 c. rate for a triple rate cover, a tariff in force for two weeks since September 1st, 1871. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6196 image1870: Triple rate Entire letter from Paris to St. Jean d'Angely, bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with 1872 Cêrès 5 c. green on azure and 30 c. brown, tied by light Étoile '1' obliterator, despatch "PARIS PL. DE LA BOURSE 21 JANV. 76" cds in black alongside. Reverse with "PARIS - LA ROCHELLE" ambulant and arrival cds of the following day. First month of the new tariff, an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6197 image1870/72: Value envelope with an insured value of 320 francs to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Cêrès 5 c. green, 30 c. brown and 80 c. rose, tied by indistinct Gros Chiffres lozenge and despatch cds in black. CHARGÉ handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with timbre indicatif de chargement, two Paris transit cds's and arrival cds (Jan 18, 1874). Few nibbed perfs and minor wax seal toning, nevertheless a desirable four colour franking, correctly franked with 25 c. postage, 50 c. fixed fee and four times 20 c. for the insurance. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6198 image1870/71: Double rate Registered Envelope from Lure to Plancher-les-Mines, bearing Siège 40 c. orange and Cêrès 25 c. blue type I (2), tied by Gros Chiffres '2128' lozenge with matching despatch cds (Nov 24, 1872) in black and CHARGÉ handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with timbre indicatif de chargement in red and arrival cds of the following day. Correctly franked item with 40 c. for the double weight and 50 c. registration fee, prior to the re-introduction of the lettre recommandêe in Feberuary 1872. An appealing cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6199 image1870: Registered Entire letter from Ham to Beauval, bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Sage 25 c. blue, tied by despatch cds (Oct 18, 1878) in black, framed 'R' in red alongside. Reverse with Amiens transit and arrival cds's of the next day. A short-lived rate which lasted from May 1878, when the letter rate was reduced from 25 to 15 c. until January 1879, when also the registration fee was reduced from 50 to 25 c. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6200 image1870: Printed postcard with a calling of the Garde Nationale, sent within Marseille, bearing Bordeaux 1 c. dark olive report 1, a fresh and fine adhesive with large margins, tied by despatch cds (Dec 24, 1870) in black. The card with minor folds, an exceptional single franking, a call at Christmas - what a gift. Signed Baudot Yvert = € 1'700+ / Maury 39 c = € 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6201 image1870: Bordeaux 5 c. green yellow report 2, third state, a superb block of four from positions 6-7/11-12 with a giant margin at left (18 mm), multiple and margin unmounted with full original gum. A block of utmost attractiveness. Signed Roumet Yvert = € 1'900 for an unused block / Maury 42n = € 1'950 for an unused block. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6202 image1870: Envelope from Le Chateau d'Oleron to Basel, bearing a horizontal pair of Bordeaux 5 c. green report 2 in combination with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, fresh and fine adhesives with large margins and good perforation, respectively, tied by light Gros Chiffres '916' lozenge, matching despatch cds (Jan 24, 1871) and framed "P.P." handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with cachet "PLACE D'OLERON ET CITADELLE / LE COMMANDANT DE LA PLACE" in blue and BASEL arrival cds (Jan 28, 1871) in black. An appealing combination to pay the 30 c. rate to Switzerland, interesting fast journey from the Atlantic to Switzerland within four days under the conditions of the ongoing war. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6203 image1870: Local lettersheet within Vannes, bearing Bordeaux 10 c. bistre report 1, a fresh and fine adhesive with large margins, tied by Gros Chiffres '4095' lozenge, despatch cds (April 21, 1871) alongside. A superb item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6204 image1870: Local lettersheet within Lyon, bearing Bordeaux 10 c. lemon report 2, a superb adhesive with large margins, tied by "LYON LES TERREAUX" despatch cds (May 10, 1871), reverse with arrival cds. Vertical file fold, nevertheless an attractive item with this good shade. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6205 image1870: Entire letter from Hagetmau to Toulouse, bearing Bordeaux 20 c. light-blue type I report 1, a superb example with even large margins, tied by light Gros Chiffres '1753' lozenge, despatch cds (Dec 18, 1870) alongside. Reverse with ambulant and arrival cds of the next day. An attractive item. Signed Calves; cert. E. Diena (1980) Yvert = € 1'200 / Maury 44/I = € 1'250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6206 image1870: Double rate Entire letter from Aubenton to Vervins, bearing a horizontal pair of Bordeaux 20 c. blue type II report 3 showing variety: privately perforated, a fine multiple, tied by indistinct Gros Chiffres lozenge, despatch cds (April 29, 1871) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Signed Goebel. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6207 image1870: Entire letter from Lyon to Mareuil-sur-Ay, bearing Bordeaux 20 c. blue type III report 2, a superb example from position 15 of the sheet, showing amazing lower right corner margins (9 x 11 mm), cancelled by light Gros Chiffres '2146' lozenge, despatch cds (March 14, 1871) alongside. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds. An exceptional franking, signed E. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6208 image1870: Double rate Entire letter from Loudeac to Quintin, bearing Bordeaux 20 c. blue type III report 2 in a mixed franking of same colour and denomination with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, fresh and fine adhesives with good to large margins and good perforation, respectively, cancelled by light Gros Chiffres '2092' lozenge, matching despatch cds (Feb 25, 1871) in black alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the following day. Horizontal file fold away from the adhesives, nevertheless an attractive franking to pay the double letter rate. Cert. E. Diena (1981). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6209 image1870: Tiple rate Entire letter from Vienne to Paris, bearing Bordeaux 20 c. blue type III report 2 in mixed franking with 1871 Cêrès 25 c. blue type II (2), tied by bold Gros Chiffres '4199' lozenge and despatch cds (Jan 8, 1872) in black. Reverse with ambulant and arrival cds's of the following day. Lightest file fold below the rightmost stamp, just mentioned for accuracy, an unusual franking of identical colours but different denominations to pay the 70 c. triple rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6210 image'Faux pour servir': Entire letter from Marseille to Paris, bearing Bordeaux Faux de Marseille 20 c. blue, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, tied by bold Gros Chiffres '2240' lozenge, despatch cds (April 1, 1871) alongside. A very rare item with this forgery, in this case undetected and accepted to pay the postage. Cert. E. Diena (1988) Yvert = € 5'500 / Maury F45/II = € 5'250.rnNote: Produced by the forger Pons from Marseille. At the beginning of 1871 he was arrested. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6211 image1870: Entire letter from Boulogne-sur-Mer to London, bearing Bordeaux 30 c. in the rare shade 'brun noir', a fine and fresh example with good to huge margins including part of the right neighbouring stamp, cancelled by bold Gros Chiffres '549' lozenge, despatch cds (July 19, 1871) in black as well as framed PD handstamp and London arrival cds (July 20), both in red alongside. Horizontal file fold well away from the adhesive, an interesting entire to the United Kingdom with this rare shade. Signed Baudot; certs. E. Diena (1981), Calves (1988) Yvert = € 1'200 / Maury 47c = € 1'550. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6212 image1870: Bordeaux 80 c. rose 'vif', a fine and fresh colour example with even large margins all round in unmounted og. condition. A most attractive adhesive Yvert = € 1'000 for unused / Maury 49b = € 1'100 for unused. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6213 image1870: Double rate Entire letter from Marseille to Geneva, bearing Bordeaux 80 c. rose 'clair' showing variety: privately perforated 'perce en ligne', a fine and fresh example with large even margins, tied by superb Gros Chiffres '2240' lozenge, despatch cds (March 24, 1871) and framed PD handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds. Cover skillfully repaired at top, nevertheless a most attractive usage of this rare stamp. Signed Baudot & Calves Maury = € 2'400.rnNote: The double rate to Switzerland of 60 c. was erroneously overpaid. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

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