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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6262 imageBallon monté 1870 (Oct 24): Envelope with full content on extremely thin paper carried on board of balloon no. 18 'Le Montgolfier' to Strasbourg, endorsed "par la voie de Suisse", franked with Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue type II in a horizontal pair and 10 c. bistre, a single adhesive, fresh and fine adhesives with vivid colour and good perforation, tied lightly by Étoile de Paris '35' obliterator with perfect "PARIS MINISTERE DES FINANCES" despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside. Envelope torn at left with the content intact, very attractive item Maury = € 3'500 + 175.rnNote: The franking is rather arbitrary, maybe including 30 c. to Switzerland and additional 20 c. for the inland part. The sender writes to his mother to which he had no contact for some time, Strasbourg was occupied by German troops on September 27, 1870. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6263 imageBallon monté 1870 (Oct 27): Small Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 21 'Colonel Charra' to Dunkerque, franked with Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue type II, tied by "ARMÉE FRANCAISE / QUARTR Gal" despatch cds, information strike alongside, reverse with indistinct arrival cds. Cover with some aging, nevertheless a most interesting entire from the troops, sent to the sender's parents. Yvert unlisted / Maury = € 2'350 + 450. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6264 imageBallon monté 1870 (Oct 31): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 22 'Le Fulton' to Anvers, franked with Napoléon laureated 30 c. dark-brown, a fresh and fine example, tied by perfect Gros Chiffres '241' numeral lozenge with Paris Auteuil despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with Belgian "FRANCE OUEST 4 NOV 70" entry and ANVERS arrival (Nov 5) cds's. The cover was despatched at the Intra-Murros banlieu office of Auteuil, sender was a servicemen of the French navy units on the river Seine, the reverse shows a partial "FLOTILLE DE LA SEINE / COMMANDANT ..." handstamp. An interesting cover to Belgium. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6265 imageBallon monté 1870 (Nov 6): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 27 'La Gironde' to London, franked with Napoléon laureated 30 c. blackish brown, a fresh and fine example, tied by Étoile de Paris '12' obliterator with Paris Bd. Beaumarchais despatch cds as well as framed PD and "LONDON PAID NO 9 70" arrival cds, both in red alongside. An appealing entire to the United Kingdom Maury = € 500 + 200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6266 imageBallon monté 1870 (Nov 19): Entire newspaper letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 9 carried on board of balloon no. 31 'Archimède' to Bengins, franked with Napoléon laureated 30 c. blackish brown, a fresh and fine example, tied by Étoile de Paris '2' obliterator with Paris R. St. Lazare despatch cds as well as framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Swiss ambulant and Nyon transit (Nov 28) cds's. An appealing gazette Maury = € 70 + 450 + 175. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6267 imageBallon monté 1870 (Dec 1): Entire newspaper letter 'Le Ballon Poste' no. 9 carried on board of balloon no. 38 'Le Franklin' to Bournand nearby Le-Trois-Moutiers, Vienne, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, a fresh and fine example, tied by Étoile de Paris '20' obliterator with Paris R. St. Dom.que despatch and type 16 Le-Trois-Moutiers arrival (Dec 7) cds's alongside. A rare newspaper letter, cert. Robineau (2004) Maury = € 500 + 1'850. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6268 imageBallon monté 1870 (Dec 10): Envelope carried on board of balloon no. 41 'Général Renault' to Vendôme, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, a fresh single with vivid colour, tied by Paris SC cds in red in an utmost attractive manner, reverse with Tours transit cds (Dec 19). A most attractive item, cert. Schollmeyer (1997) Maury = € 1'600+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6269 imageBallon monté 1870 (Dec 9): Entire newspaper letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 14 carried as a Pli confié by a crew member of balloon no. 44 'Gutenberg' to Bordeaux, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, a fresh and fine example, tied by "A P" lozenge with matching "AUXERRE A PARIS 21 DEC 70" ambulant and indistinct arrival cds's on reverse. A most interesting and very scarce entire given directly either to the aeronaut Perruchon or one of the three passengers of this balloon, cert. Robineau (2000). Maury = € 5'500 / Lhéritier = € 10'700. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6270 imageBallon monté 1870 (Dec 23): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 50 'Tourville' to Norwich, franked with Napoléon laureated 40 c. orange, a fresh and fine example, tied by Paris R. Cardinal Lemoine despatch cds with framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Norwich (Jan 4, 71) cds. Interesting entire to an unusual destination, overpaid by 10 centimes; cert. Robineau (1995). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6271 imageBallon monté 1871 (Jan 20): Entire newspaper letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 29 carried on board of balloon no. 64 'Général Daumesnil' to Boulogne-sur-Mer, franked with Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine example, tied by Étoile de Paris '47' obliterator with Paris Gros-Caillou despatch cds alongside. Reverse with arrival (Jan 23) cds. Attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6272 imageBallon monté 1871 (Jan. 28): Entire letter to Fleurier, Switzerland, intended for mailing with a ballon monté, franked with Napoléon laureated 30 c. brown, a fresh example, tied by Étoile de Paris '2' obliterator with Paris R. St. Lazare despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with Yverdon transit and Fleurier (Feb 14, 71) arrival cds's.rnNote: Entire written on the day the armistice came into effect. It was intended for mailing with a balloon but sent overland. The writing says: "Mes chers parents, Quand vous recevrez ces lignes, il est probable que la guerre sera terminée ...". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6273 imageBoules de Moulins 1871 (Jan 5): Entire letter from Bordeaux, endorsed "par Moulins (Allier)" and directed to besieged Paris, bearing Bordeaux 20 c. blue type II, five examples with fresh colour cut down to the design and glued overlapped on the small-sized entire to save space, tied by light Gros Chiffres '522' numeral lozenge, despatch cds (Jan 5, 71) alongside. An exceptional and fresh 'Boules de Moulins' item and a rare make-up of the 1 franc rate. Cert. E. Diena (1985).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 100 (June 1997), lot 1581. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6274 imageCommune de Paris 1871 (Feb 23): Entire letter from Lille to Paris, bearing Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue type II, tied by light Gros Chiffres '2046' numeral lozenge with matching despatch cds alongside, reverse with "PARIS (60) 20 MAI 71" arrival cds. Cert. Robineau (1996).rnNote: Interesting entire, entering Paris in the week prior to the 'Semaine sanglante', the last episode of the Commune de Paris. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

French Colonies

French Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6275 imageFrench Shipmail in the Mediterranean 1862: Cover from Beirut to Constantinople, bearing Napoléon perf. 40 c. light-orange, a fine adhesive with fresh colour, tied by light Anchor lozenge in blue. Octagonal "BEYROUTH PAQ. FR. X N. 3 30 JUIN 68" despatch cds and framed PD, both in blue alongside. Reverse with Smyrne transit and arrival cds's (July 10). An attractive item, the franking paying the 1866 40 centimes single rate in the Levant, the cover made its journey on board of the steamer 'Volga'. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

Europe

France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6276 imageFrench Shipmail 1870 (Jan 10): Cover from Marseille to Rome, bearing Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue type II and 30 c. brown, two fresh stamps, tied by light Anchor lozenge. Front struck with Shipmail's "LIGNE W PAQ. FR. 2 10 JANV. 70" cds as well as framed PD, both in black. Reverse with Civitavecchia transit and ROMA arrival (Jan 12, 70) cds's. Travelled with the steamer 'Pausillipe' of the Marseille - Napoli line, a fresh and appealing item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6277 imageFrench Shipmail 1874 (March 28): Entire letter from Marseille to Constantinople, bearing Siège 40 c. orange, two fine and fresh single adhesives, tied by clear Anchor lozenge and "MARSEILLE B. M. 28 MARS 74" despatch cds, framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with arrival (April 4, 74) cds's. A frsh and attractive cover despatched directly to the Boite Mobile of the leaving vessel, a correct usage to pay the July 1871 rate to the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6278 imageFrench Shipmail 1877 (Feb. 14): Entire letter from Ajaccio to Marseille, bearing Cérès 1872 1 c. green olive and 2 c. red brown (2) in mixed franking with Sage 20 c. brown lilac type I, four fine adhesives, tied by "AJACCIO BAT. A VAP. 14 FEVR" cds, a clear information strike alongside, reverse with arrival cds (Feb 15, 77). An exceptional and attractive combination to pay the 25 centimes inland rate. Signed Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6279 imageFrench Shipmail towards or from the Americas 1867: Cover from Langoirande, Gironde to Buenos-Ayres, endorsed "Par Messageries", bearing Napoléon laureated 80 c. rose with fresh colour, tied by very rare 'Fin Points' lozenge with "LIGNE J PAQ. FR. N° 1 24 SEPT. 70" cds and framed "P.P." in red alongside. Top left corner of adhesive cut away, horizontal file fold in the cover well away from the stamp, some toning, nevertheless an appealing single rate Shipmail cover to Argentina. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6280 imageFrench Shipmail 1870 (Dec 1): Cover from Montevideo to Genova, bearing Uruguay 1866 10 c. green imperf. (Gi 30), tied with an indistinct MONTEVIDEO cds in a combination franking with France Napoléon laureated 80 c. rose, both stamps with good margins and perforation, respectively, both tied by light Anchor lozenge. Front struck with Shipmail's octogonal datestamp "MONTEVIDEO 1 DEC 70" (Salles fig. 1062) in black as well as framed PD in red. Reverse with "SUSA A TORINO" Italian ambulant and GENOVA arrival (Jan 4, 71) cds's. Sent with the steamer 'Lindh' to Bordeaux, from there overland to Italy. The sender had to pay 10 centavos for the inland part of the journey in Uruguay and 80 c. for the mailing to Italy via France. A fresh entire with an attractive two country combination franking.  (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM
6281 imageFrench Shipmail 1872: Double rate Entire letter from Bordeaux to Lisbon, endorsed "Par Steamer "Niger" via Bordeaux", bearing Cérès 80 c. rose carmine with fresh colour, tied by Gros Chiffres '532' numeral lozenge and oval FRANCA with "BORDEAUX 4 AOUT 74" despatch cds, framed PD in red and framed "VIA de MAR" handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with boxed "LISBOA  8 8 74" arrival datestamp. An appealing Shipmail cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Nov-22, 11:59 PM

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