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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6274 image1870: Entire letter from Marseille to Barcelona, internally dated "Marseille 16 mars 1872", bearing Siège 40 c. orange on yellowish paper, given directly to the commercial steamer in Marseille and tied upon arrival by "ADMON DE CAMBIO BARCELONA 3 Ctos" handstamp in blue, reverse with indistinct Barcelona arrival cds. Filing folds well away from adhesive and cancellation, a fine usage. Signed Sorani Maury 38e = € 725 for the cancellation in blue.rnNote: Although the Spanish handstamp denotes a due of three centavos, this was outdated as the rate of 40 c. was sufficient to the addressee, not only to the port. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6275 imageFrench Shipmail towards or from the Americas 1853/54: Entire letter from Le Havre to Rio de Janeiro, endorsed "par Steamer du Brêsil Tamar", bearing a most attractive four-colour franking of Napolêon imperforated 10 c. bistre type I, 20 c. blue type I, 40 c. orange 'sur paille' and 80 c. dark carmine 'sur paille', four fresh and fine examples with good to large margins, tied by clear Petits Chiffes '1495' lozenges. Despatch "BUREAU MARITIME LE HAVRE 6 OCT 56" cds and framed "P.P.", both in red alongside. Reverse with London & Southampton transit cds's in red and blue of the next day. Light horizontal filing folds well away from the adhesives, a most attractive and scarce usage correctly paying the 150 c. rate to Brazil with British steamer in the tariff of August 1849.rnProvenance: Köhler sale 282 (Feb 1994), lot 3403. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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6276 image1867: Lettersheet from Buenos Ayres to Bordeaux, directed to the director of the steamship company from Bordeaux to Buenos Ayres - Rio de la Plata, situated in Bordeaux, bearing Napolêon laureated 80 c. rose, a superb example with good perforation and centering, tied by perfect Anchor lozenge. "BUENOS-AYRES PAQ. FR. K No 1 12 SEPT 69" despatch cds in black (Salles 1037) and framed PD handstamp in red as well as French "BRESIL BORDEAUX 19 OCT 69" entry cds (Salles 1042) in red alongside. Reverse with Bordeaux (Oct 19) arrival cds. A most interesting cover from one of the last journeys of the steamer 'Aunis' on the auxilliary ship line K from Buenos-Ayres to Rio de Janeiro. Some documentation added to this lot.rnReference: Salles, vol. III, pp. 24-36. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6277 image1870: Lettersheet from Bordeaux to Buenos Ayres, endorsed "Par Steamer Français", bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with horizontal pair 1872 Cêrès 30 c. brown, tied by "LIGNE J PAQ. FR. No 2 5 OCT 76" shipmail cds in black. Reverse with BUENOS-AIRES arrival cds (NOV 2). Horizontal filing fold, an attractive cover transported on the steamer 'Niger', the franking cancelled on board. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6278 image1872/73: Entire letter from Bordeaux to Valparaiso, endorsed "Via Magellan", bearing Cêrès 5 c. green, 15 c. bistre small ciphers and 80 c. rose, three fresh and fine examples, tied on board by clear Anchor lozenge with "PAQ. ANGL. B BORDEAUX 27 MARS 75" cds in black and framed "P.P." in red alongside. Reverse with VALARAISO CHILE . MAYO 75" arrival cds and obverse with "VALPARAISO 10c MULTADA" due handstamp, both in red. Most attractive item, paid correctly for the journey with British steamer via Magellan straits. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6279 image1872/75: Entire letter from Marseille to Buenos Ayres, endorsed "Par vapeur France", bearing Cêrès 80 c. rose and 10 c. brown on rose with large ciphers (2), tied by despatch cds (Sept 15, 1876) in black. Reverse with BUENOS-AIRES arrival cds (Oct 12). Lightest horizontal filing fold, an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6280 image1871/72: Envelope with full content from Cancale to the Captain of the three-master 'Guatemala' in Callao/Lima, endorsed "Via Southampton", bearing Cêrès 25 c. blue type I in a horizontal pair and 80 c. rose, tied by light Gros Chiffres '716' lozenge with despatch cds (June 14, 1873) and framed "P.P." in red alongside. Reverse with ambulant and Paris transit cds's. Attractive Shipmail item, correctly franked for the journey to Peru via the United Kingdom and Panama.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 148 (February 2007), lot 2069. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6281 imageFrench Shipmail: Envelope from Montevideo to St. Loubès, bearing a combination of Uruguay 1877 20 c. bistre brown tied by 'D' obliterator in combination with Sage 1 fr. olive green in type I tied by octagonal "MONTEVIDEO PAQ. FR. J No 2 10 MARS 78" Shipmail datestamp in red. An information strike and Montevideo despatch cds (May 8, 1878) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds's (June 8). Backflap missing but an attractive cover. The sender had to pay the double rate for the inland part of the journey and 1 fr. for the mailing to France. A fresh entire with an attractive two country combination franking. Cert. Brun (2003).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143 (May 2005), lot 3827. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Venezuela
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6282 imageFrench Shipmail: Lettersheet from Caracas to Vera Cruz, endorsed "pr Vapor frances", bearing Sage 1 fr. green bronze in type I, tied by octogonal "VENEZUELA PAQ. FR. A No 2 6 MAI 79" Shipmail datestamp in red, information strike alongside. Reverse with "ST. THOMAS 14 / 5 1879" transit cds in black. Vertical file fold well away from the adhesive, nevertheless an interesting Ship cover. Transported with the French steamer 'St. Germain' to St. Thomas, Danish West Indies with the vessel running between Colon and St. Nazaire. In St. Thomas the cover was transferred to another vessel which brought it to Vera Cruz, Mexico. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6283 imageFrench Shipmail towards Asia 1879: Envelope from Nancy to Hong Kong, endorsed "par premiêre malle", bearing on Sage 25 c. bistre on yellow, tied by despatch cds (Dec 21, 1883) in black. Reverse with Paris transit and two ambulant cds's as well as Hongkong arrival cds (Jan 29, 1884). An interesting cover to a supplier of the French marine in China. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6284 imageFrench Post Offices in the Levant, Constantinople 1872: Lettersheet from Lyon to Brousse / Bursa, Anatolia, bearing Cêrès 80 c. rosa tied by clear Gros Chiffres '6316' lozenge with matching "LYON LES TERREAUX 25 AVRIL 73" despatch cds in black. Framed PD in red, crossed out lateron and replaced by framed "P.P." in red alongside. Upon arrival, 1870 Dulos definitives 20 pa. green and 1 pi. yellow (Mi 14B,15B) were added for the Turkish part of the journey and tied by perfect triple framed all-Arabic Boursa handstamps (Coles & Walker fig. 142). Two vertical file folds well away from the adhesives do not distract from the attractiveness of this French-Turkish combination cover, directed to Bursa nearby the Marmara Sea, a rare destination from France. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6285 imageFrench Post Offices in the Levant, Egypt 1862: Envelope from Cairo via Alexandria to Paris, bearing Napolêon perf. 40 c. orange in a combination franking with Egypt 2 pi. blue (Gi 15), fine and fresh examples. Upon despatch in Cairo the Egyptian adhesive was tied by "POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE CAIRO 2 FEB. 68" cds with an information strike alongside. The French definitive shows an indistinct Anchor lozenge cancellation with octagonal "ALEXANDRIE PAQ. FR. V No. 1 11 FEVR. 68" Shipmail cds, framed PD in black and fair framed "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERANNÉE" handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and Marseille-Lyon ambulant cds's as well as two different Paris arrival cds's (Feb 17). Signed A. Diena.rnNote: The cover shows a double rate franking for the Egyptian part of the journey and a single rate franking for the French part, presumably due to an overpayment of the Egyptian franking by the European sender. It was transported with the steamer 'Peluse' which arrived in Marseille on February 15, 1868. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6286 imageFrench offices in the Levant, Egypt 1870: Envelope from Alexandria to Genova, endorsed "Par Bateau français", bearing Bordeaux 40 c. orange, two single examples with good to huge margins, one right marginal, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5080' lozenge, "ALEXANDRIE EGYPTE 11 AVRIL 71" despatch cds and framed PD handstamp, both in black alongside. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds. An attractive item, an unsual usage of Bordeaux adhesives from Egypt. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6287 imageFrench Post Offices in the Levant, Syria 1853/60: Lettersheet from Aleppo via Alexandrette to Marseille, bearing Napolêon imperf. 40 c. orange 'sur paille' in combination with 10 c. light brown type II, two fresh and fine examples with good to large margins, tied by light Petits Chiffes '3766' lozenges of Alexandretta. Obverse shows "POSTE FRANCAISE D'ALEP" handstamp in blue, "ALEXANDRETTE SYRIE 2 MAI 62" despatch cds and framed PD in black as well as framed "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE" in red alongside, reverse with arrival cds (June 11). A most attractive and scarce usage in the 1857 rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6288 imageFrench Post Offices in the Levant, Syria: Cover from Aleppo via Alexandretta to Lyon, bearing 1872 Cêrès 30 c. brown, a fine and fresh example, tied by crisp dotted type 22 "ALEXANDRETTE SYRIE 28 JUIL. 76" cds in blue, dealer's cachet and informaton strike alongside. Part of two flaps missing, nevertheless an appealing Shipmail item from Syria, signed Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6289 imageFrench Post Offices in Japan 1867: Cover from the French PO in Yokohama to Marseille, bearing Napolêon laureated 80 c. rose in mixed franking with 1872 Cêrès 5 c. green on azure and 15 c. bistre small ciphers, three fine and fresh examples with vibrant colours and good perforations, tied by crisp Gros Chiffres '5118' lozenge. Despatch "YOKOHAMA Bau FRANCAIS 17 MARS 73" cds in black as well as framed PD and French octagonal entry "ETAB. F. INDE PAQ. F. MARS. 20 AOUT 73" datestamp, both in red alongside. Reverse with light arrival cds (May 3). A most attractive shipmail item which needed this three colour franking to pay the 100 c. rate, transported on the 'Menzaleh' from Yokohama to Hong Kong, thence via the steamer 'Sindh' to Marseille via Saigon, Colombo, Aden & Suez. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6290 imageFrench Post Offices in China 1862: Double rate Entire letter from the French P.O. in Shanghai to Bordeaux, endorsed "P. Mies Imples", bearing Napolêon perf. 80 c. rose, a fine and fresh horizontal pair, tied by light Gros Chiffres '5104' lozenge, "SHANG-HAI Bau FRANCAIS 20 NOV 67" despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds's (Jan 2, 1868). Light file fold and minor toning, an interesting Shipmail entire.rnNote: Posted at the French consular P.O. and transported from Shanghai to Hong Kong with the steamer 'Dupleix', from there with the 'Imperatrice' to Suez where it arrived on December 27, furtheron to Marseilles. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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6291 imageFrench PO's in China 1872: Quadruple rate Lettersheet from Shanhai to Lyon, endorsed "via Brindisi", bearing 1872 Cêrès 80 c. rose in a horizontal strip of five, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' lozenge as well as "SHANG-HAI CHINE 21 NOV 72" despatch cds in black and French "PAQ. ANGL. V. BRIND A MOD 3 JANV 73" entry cds in red. Framed PD handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with two Lyon arrival cds's (Jan 4, 1873) in black. Horizontal file fold well away from multiple and postmarks, an attractive fourfold rate cover from the French office in Shanghai with British steamer to France. Cert. E. Diena (1980). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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6292 imageFrench post offices in China, 1889 (Nov 10): Envelope from Shanghai to Brussels, Belgium, bearing on reverse 1885 Small Dragon 3 ca. mauve perf. 12½ (Gi 14), an interpanneau pair and a single adhesive with gutter at right. Tied by fair strikes of Tientsin seal handstamp and clear "CUSTOMS TIENTSIN NOV 10 89" double-ring datestamp, both in blue as well as "CUSTOMS SHANGHAI NOV 13 89" double-ring transit datestamp and arrival cds (Dec 22, 1889), both in black. On obverse France Sage 25 c. black on rose, tied by "SHANG-HAI CHINE 15 NOV 89" cds with postman's handstamp '419' in circle alongside. Cover opened out for display, a fine and fresh three-colour franking paying the 9 candarins rate to Europe through the French Post Office. Filing folds away from the adhesives, an attractive combination cover of Chinese and French issues. Cert. Robineau (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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French Colonies

Guadeloupe
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6293 imageGuadeloupe 1866 (June 26): Double rate Envelope from Pointe-à-Pitre to Paris, endorsed "Voie anglaise", bearing Aigle 20 c. blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. rose, tied by lozenge in black and "GOUADELOUPE 26 JUIN 66 POINTE A PITRE" cds in blue, respectively. Framed "PD" handstamp and French "COLONIES FRA. V. ANGL. 13 JUIL. 66" entry cds, both in blue alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (July 14). A most attractive and interesting cover, the three-colour franking paying twice the 1864 70 c. rate to France via Great Britain. Maury = € 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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