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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6162 image1854: Triple rate entire letter from La Souterraine to Limoges bearing Napoléon imperf. 80 c. dark carmine, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, tied by Petits Chiffres '2944' numeral lozenge, clear despatch cds (June 6, 1858) alongside, reverse with Paris - Linoges ambulant and arrival cds from the next day. Maury 17a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6163 image1854: Entire from Bayonne to Guadalajara, Mexico, endorsed "Par Londres Paquebot Anglais", bearing Napoléon imperf. 80 c. carmine, a superb example with large to enormous margins with parts of two neighbouring stamps, tied by Petits Chiffres '295' numeral lozenge. Framed "P.P." in red, despatch cds (Feb 24, 57) and London transit cds (Feb 26) in red alongside, reverse with two French ambulant cds's. An appealing part paid item, the adressee had to pay '2' (reales) due upon arrival.  (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6164 imageFrench Levant, Egypt 1861 (Nov 11): Envelope from Cairo and sent with the Posta Europea to Alexandria, there despatched at the French PO and sent with French vessel to Firenze, struck with "POSTA EUROPEA CAIRO 11 NOVE 61", bearing Napoléon imperf. 80 c. rose, a fresh adhesive with good to large margins, tied by Petits Chiffres '3704' numeral lozenge, framed PD in black alongside. Reverse with Livorno transit as well as FIRENZE arrival cds (Nov 21). A most interesting combination cover showing the correct 80 c. rate in the tariff in force between 1861 and 1865 for the second part of the journey from Alexandria onwards. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6165 image1853: Entire letter from Paris to Milano in Austrian ruled Lombardy, bearing Napoléon imperf. 1 Franc dark-carmine, a fine and fresh example with good to enormous margins incl. parts of the left neighbouring stamp, tied by mute 'Gros Points' obliterator, despatch cds (Nov. 17, 1853) in black as well as framed PD and another indistinct cds, both in red alongside, reverse with "MILANO 20 / 11" arrival cds. Cover with some toning and wear on reverse, nevertheless an appealing usage to fully prepay the rate to Austria via Switzerland or Sardinia in force from July 1851 until December 1857. Signed Emilio Dienna, Balasse & Calves; certs Miro (1974), E. Diena (1979) Yvert = € 6'500+ / Maury 18 = € 12'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6166 image1862: Lettersheet within the same postal district directed from Arnay-le-Duc to the Marquis & Marquise du Parc in their Hôtel Coeurderoy in Dijon, bearing Napoléon perf. 1 c. olive in two horizontal strips of five, overall good perforation with few irregularities as to be expected from a mutiple of that size, tied by "ARNAY-LE-DUC (20) 17 JANV. 65" despatch cds's. An appealing mass franking, cert. E. Diena (1987). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6167 image1862: Wrapper with full content from Le Havre to Genova, bearing Napoléon perf. 1 c. olive and 5 c. green on stray, two fresh examples, tied by light despatch cds (Oct. 1, 69), framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Oct. 4). 1 c. adhesive with some perforation irregularities, nevertheless an appealing combination, a rare usage on a printed matter item abroad. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6168 image1862/67: Printed matter wrapper from Grenoble to Montelimar, bearing Napoléon perf. 1 c. olive in combination with Napoléon laureated 10 c. bistre type I, each tied by despatch cds (Feb. 25, 1870). Part of the rear part missing, nevertheless an interesting mixed issue franking to pay the printed matter rate up to 110 gram. Signed Baudot. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6169 image1862: Wrapper with 'Le Messager du Coeur de Jésus' of March 1871 included, printed in Toulouse and sent via Avignon to St. Saturnin-lès-Apt, bearing Napoléon perforated 5 c. green, tied by three pen strokes. Reverse with Avignon transit and "St. SATURNIN-LES-APT (86) 4 MARS 71" cogwheel arrival cds. Signed Goebel. rnNote: Interesting content of 62 pages including articles such as 'La France sauvée par ses malheurs' in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war, correctly franked for a fivefold rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6170 image1862: Cover from Paris to Bordeaux, bearing Napoléon perf. 5 c. dark-green in mixed franking with Siège 20 c. blue, two fresh examples, tied by light Étoile de Paris '1' numeral obliterator with matching "PARIS PL. DE LA BOURSE 1 SEPT 71" despatch cds alongside. Few nibbed perfs, nevertheless a rarely seen combination to pay the newly introduced 25 c. bureau à bureau rate on its first day. A great item for each collection of the September covers. Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6171 image1862: Entire letter from Marseille to Autun, bearing Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre brown in a right marginal horizontal pair, the printing done in a incomplete and defective way typical for the 1867 print run, strong perforation shift to the upper left, tied by fair Gros Chiffres '2240' numeral lozenge, despatch cds (Nov. 2, 67) alongside. Reverse with Lyon transit and arrival cds's of the following day. Interesting cover.  (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF75.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6172 image1862: Wrapper from Foucarmont to Rouen, bearing Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre and horizontal pair of 20 c. blue with strong perforation shift to the left, fresh and fine examples, tied by despatch cds (Dec 6, 65), reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Appealing usage to pay the 50 c. rate for business papers. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6173 imageLate fee mailing to the French Levant 1862: Cover from Paris to Constantinople, bearing Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre, 20 c. blue and 80 c. rose, fine adhesive with fresh colour, tied by 'Gros Points' mute obliterator. Octagonal "PARIS (60) 3e / 8 JUIL. 64" despatch cds in black and framed "P.D." in red alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the French P.O. in Constantinople (July 16). A most attractive and interesting three-colour franking of outmost rarity as letters of the third exceptional collection 'levée exceptionelle' are nearly unknown, especially if sent to the Levant. For each 15 min after the final date of collection a fee of 20 c. had to be paid in addition to the normal postage, in this case three times 20 c. plus the normal 1862 Levant rate of 50 c., in total 110 c.  (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6174 imageFrench Levant 1862: Entire letter from Mersina to Syra, bearing Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre and 40 c. light-orange, two fine adhesives with fresh colour, cancelled by superb Gros Chiffres '5092' numeral lozenge in black. Matching cogwheel "MERSINA TURQUIE D'ASIE 4 NOV. 64" despatch cds and framed PD, both in black alongside. Reverse with Smyrne transit and Greek SYROS arrival cds's (Oct. 28, julian). An attractive item, the adhesives paying the 1862 50 centimes single rate in the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6175 image1862: Entire letter from Tonneins to Bordeaux, bearing Napoléon perf. 20 c. blue showing variety: double perforation at left and right, a fresh and fine single adhesive, cancelled with Gros Chiffres '3970' numeral lozenge, matching despatch cds (Nov. 2, 64) alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A scarce and most interesting usage on fresh cover, certs A. Diena (1975), Calves (1988). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6176 image1862/67: Triple rate Envelope from Bagnols to Uzès bearing on front a mixed issue franking of same face value and colour of Napoléon perf. 20 c. blue and Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue, Type I, two fresh pairs, one vertical, one horizontal, tied by light Gros Chiffres '285' numeral lozenge, "BAGNOLS-S-CEZE (29) 27 AVRIL 68" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. The cover had already been used from Pont - St. Esprit to Bagnols in February 1867 bearing a single Napoléon perf. 20 c. blue adhesive on the inner side. Cover with some wear, nevertheless an exceptional combination of the two designs to pay the triple rate.  (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6177 image1862: Entire letter from Marseille to Napoli dated inside "Marseille le 15. Avril 1865", bearing Napoléon perf. 40 c. orange, a fresh and fine example with vivid colour, good perforation, tied by Italian "NAPOLI 18 APR 65 8 M" cds (Salles fig. 697), "PIROSCAFI - MERCANTILI / ESTERO (Salles fig. 692) handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with another Napoli strike and two distribution handstamps. A fine Shipmail entire Salles = RR.rnReference: Salles - La Poste Maritime Française Tome I, p. 182/183.rnNote: Franked correctly at the Italy rate in France and brought with a mercantile vessel to Naples, where the stamp was cancelled upon arrival at the Post Office. An early usage of this type of Napoli datestamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6178 image1862: Entire from La Rochelle to Philadelphia, endorsed "par Steamer partant de Liverpool le 16 Janvier", bearing Napoléon perf. 80 c. dark-rose, a fresh and fine example with good perforation, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '3174' numeral lozenge, matching superb "LA ROCHELLE (16) 13 JANV. 64" despatch cds and framed PD alongside. The adhesive was also struck by "PHILADELPHIA FEB 4 15" arrival cds in red. A delightful cover representing the correct 80 c. rate, sent to an unusual destination where the receiver had to pay 15 cents for the inland part of the journey. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6179 imageSeptember cover 1870: Cover from Les Eaux Bonnes to Bayonne, bearing a mass franking of Napoléon laureated 1 c. green bronze in a horizontal strip of five and 2 c. red brown, type II in horizontal block of ten, fresh and fine multiples, tied by superb Gros Chiffres '1369' numeral lozenge, despatch cds (Sept. 28, 71) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. An unbelievable combination to pay the new September 1871 letter rate of 25 centimes, a franking of utmost attractiveness, cert. E. Diena (1977). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6180 image1870: Entire letter from Le Havre to Paris, bearing Napoléon laureated 1 c. bronze and 2 c. red brown in a horizontal pair in mixed franking with Siège 20 c. blue, fresh and fine adhesives, tied by fair Gros Chiffres '1769' numeral lozenge, matching despatch cds (Sept 11, 71) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. A very attractive September cover combination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6181 image1870: Entire letter from Charolles to Lyon, bearing a strip of five Napoléon laureated 1 c. bronze in mixed franking with Siège 20 c. blue, fresh and fine adhesives, tied by light Gros Chiffres '903' numeral lozenge, the company cachet in blue repeated on the two stamps at left, matching "CHAROLLES 30 SEPT 71" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Bureau de passe '1307' datestamp and Lyon arrival cds of the next day. Part of address crossed out, nevertheless a very attractive September cover combination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

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