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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6254 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 22): Entire letter, internally dated "Paris, 19 8bre 1870", given as 'Pli confiê' to the aêronaut Jean-Pierre Nadal, carried on board of balloon no. 15 'Victor Hugo', despatched at the postal system in Tours and addressed to Chateauroux. Franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue, tied by TOURS despatch cds (Oct 22), reverse with arrival cds (Oct 24). A rare entire, cert. Brun (2001) Maury = € 4'500 / Lhêritier = € 4'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6255 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 24): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 19 'Le Vauban', despatched at the Armêe du Rhin Fieldpost office and directed to Bastia Corsica, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue, tied by "A.R.A.L" lozenge, "ARMEE DU RHIN Qr Gl 13e CORPS" despatch cds in black alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Nov 6). A most attractive Fieldpost entire sent with the balloon and directed to Corsica, an amazing combination, cert. Menozzi (2006) Maury = € 2'750 for the army provenance & € 2'500 for Corsica / Lhêritier = € 3'800 + 2'400.rnNote: The 'Vauban' landed in the occupied zone, the mail was despatched at the offices of Fresnes-en-Woëvre and Bar-le-Duc. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6256 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 26): Entire letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 2, given as 'Pli confiê' to the aêronaut Le Gloarnec, carried on board of balloon no. 22 'Fulton', despatched at the postal system at the railway line P.O. Paris - La Rochelle and addressed to Albertville. Franked with vertical pair of Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre, tied by PLAR lozenge. Reverse with Macon-Mont-Cenis ambulant and indistinct Albertville arrival cds. An attractive and rare entire Maury = € 4'000 / Lhêritier = € 4'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6257 imageBallon montê 1870 (Nov 5): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 25 'Ville de Chateaudun' to Vannes, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue, tied by Étoile '38' obliterator, "PARIS RUE DES FEULLANTINES" despatch cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds (Nov 9). A fine and fresh entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6258 imageBallon montê 1870 (Nov 9): Entire letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 6 carried on board of balloon no. 28 'Daguerre' to Janzê, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, tied by Étoile '3' obliterator, "PARIS PLACE DE LA MADELEINE" despatch cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds (Nov 30). A fine entire, signed Goebel. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6259 imageBallon montê 1870 (Nov 24): Entire letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 10 carried on board of balloon no. 33 'La Ville d'Orleans' to Arcachon, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue, tied by "PARIS (SC)" despatch cds in red, reverse with Arcachon arrival cds (Dec 10). Maury = € 700 for the ballon + € 1'100 for the rare gazette + € 1'100 for the cancellation.rnNote: The 'Ville d'Orleans' had one of the most fascinating journeys among all ballons montês which explains two weeks for the way to the addressee. Within 15 hours it made a journey of about 1200 km from Paris to Lifjell in Norway. Mailbags were transported along the Norvegian coast to Mandal, via ship to Gravesend in the United Kingdom and via London to Tours. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6260 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 1): Entire letter with the rare newspaper 'Le Soir' carried on board of balloon no. 38 'Franklin' to Riscle, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, tied by crisp "PARIS (SC)" despatch cds in red, reverse with arrival cds (Dec 7). A very rare newspaper letter Maury = € 3'550 + 1'100 / Lhêritier = € 7'600 + 500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6261 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 8): Double rate Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 41 'Gênêral Renault' to Billiat nearby Valserine Ain, franked with Napolêon laureated 40 c. orange, tied by Étoile '9' obliterator, "PARIS R. MONTAIGNE" despatch cds in black and framed PD handstamp in red alongside, reverse with indistinct arrival cds. rnNote: Rarely seen double weight entire (4 - 8 gram). Interestingly, the cover was struck also with a PD handstamp to denote full prepayment, a measure very unusual for an inland letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6262 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 11): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 42 'La Ville de Paris A' to Civray, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue in type I, tied by "PARIS R. CARDINAL LEMOINE" despatch cds in black. Appealing entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6263 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 24): Entire letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 16 carried on board of balloon no. 50 'Tourville' to Granville, forwarded to Avranches, franked with Siège 20 c. blue in type I, tied by light Étoile '37' obliterator and "PARIS BD. MALHERBES" despatch cds in black. Reverse with Granville and Avranches arrival cds's (Dec 31 & Jan 1). Appealing. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF130.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6264 imageBallon montê 1871 (Jan 12): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 59 'Gênêral Faidherbe' to Brussels, Belgium, franked with Napolêon laureated 30 c. brown black, tied by "PARIS (SC)" despatch cds in red in an utmost attractive manner, Belgian framed "P.D." alongside, BRUXELLES arrival cds (Jan 21) on reverse. Attractive item Maury = € 500+200+1'100. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6265 imageBallon montê 1871 (Jan 13): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 60 'Vaucanson' to Macon, franked with Sieège 10 c. bistre in a horizontal pair, tied by mute Étoile obliterator with despatch cds in black alongside. Attractive item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6266 image1871 (Feb 2): Entire letter from Paris to Bernay-en-Ponthieu in the occupied zone, internally dated "Porte de Versailles Paris 2 Fevrièr 1871", franked with Siège 20 c. blue, tied by indistinct lozenge, reverse with arrival cds (Feb 11). The German postal administartion taxed the entire with '20' c., a "TAXE ALLEMANDE" handstamp was struck, a most interesting item five days after the last balloon. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6267 imagePigeongram 1870: Officially despatched pigeongram no. 32 (45 x 68 mm) transported by doves from outside of besieged Paris to the city. Mounted on cardboard Lhêritier = € 750. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6268 image1936: Burelage 50 f. ultramarine, a single adhesive with fresh colour and good perforation, perfectly centered with unmounted original gum. A most attractive item, cert. Schollmeyer (1994) Yvert = € 1'500 / Maury = € 1'700. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6269 imagePostage due 1859: Unpaid Entire letter within Bordeaux, taxed and franked with fine and fresh example of the Lithography due 10 c. black, type I, cancelled by light "BORDEAUX 13 MARS 59" cds with information strike alongside. Light filing folds well away from the stamp, an appealing entire. Cert. von der Weid (1984) Yv = € 850 / Maury = € 900. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6270 imagePostage due 1871/78: Double rate Unpaid Envelope, sent within Marchenoir, taxed and franked with fine and fresh example of the Lithography due 40 c. blue, tied by light "MARCHENOIR 11 SEPT 72" cds with information strike and oval BM alongside. Roughly opened on reverse, nevertheless an appealing entire. Signed Calves & Boule Yv = € 3'000 / Maury = € 2'750.rnNote: In the tariff of September 1871 the postage for paid double rate letters was 25 c., that for unpaid ones was 40 c. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6271 imageShipmail 1856 (July 23): Letter-sheet from Paris to Versailles, bearing 1853 Napolèon imperforated 10 c. bistre, type I, in a horizontal pair, a fresh and fine multiple with large to enormous margins, tied by two strikes of 'J' obliterator, matching despatch cds and decorative oval company cachet "PAQUEBOTS / DE PARIS" in red alongside. Filing folds, an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6272 imageShipmail in the Mediterranean 1862: Cover from Marseille to Naples with archival note "Marseille 23. Juin 1865", bearing Napolêon perf. 40 c. orange, a fine example, tied by Italian "NAPOLI 29 GEN. 65 8½ M" cds (Salles fig. 693). An interesting Shipmail item full of character delivered directly to the steamer in Marseille with the adhesive cancelled upon arrival. Maury = € 1'650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6273 image1868: Envelope of the Messageries Imperiales from Marseille to Civitavecchia, bearing Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre type II and 40 c. orange, tied by grill obliterator of the Papal States in black, framed PD handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with "CIVITAVECCHIA 6 LUG. 70" arrival cds. The cover was given directly to the steamer, the adhesives postmarked upon arrival, signed Isaac. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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