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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6177 image'Faux pour servir': Entire letter written in Marseille on April 1st, 1871 and directed to Aix, bearing Bordeaux Faux de Marseille 20 c. blue, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, not postmarked, no datestamps struck to the cover. A very rare item with this forgery, in this case obviously detected and presumably sequestered by the postal administration. Signed Calves; cert. E. Diena (1980) 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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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6178 image1870: Envelope from Marseille to Codempino, Ticino, Switzerland, bearing Bordeaux 30 c. dark-brown, a fresh and fine adhesive with large margins all round, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '2240' numeral lozenge, matching despatch cds (Jan 10, 72) and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with LUGANO transit (Jan 16) cds. Backflap missing and shortened at top, nevertheless an appealing usage of this adhesive to a small village in Ticino, correctly paying the rate to Switzerland. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6179 image1870: Double rate cover from Nantes to Morlaix, bearing Bordeaux 40 c. vermilion orange 'vermillonnê', a fresh example with brilliant colour in a deep shade and good to large margins all round, tied by Gros Chiffres '2602' numeral lozenge, despatch cds (Aug 9, 71) alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Some wrinkles well away from the franking, a desirable cover. Signed Balasse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6180 imageFrench Shipmail towards or from the Americas 1871 (May 30): Envelope from Buenos-Ayres to Abilly, Indre-et-Loire, bearing Bordeaux 80 c. rose with fresh colour and fair to large margins, tied by Anchor lozenge with octagonal "BUENOS-AYRES PAQ. FR. No. 2 30 MAI 71" datestamp (Salles 1072C = 400 points) and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Paris transit and ABILLY cogwheel arrival (June 30) cds. PD handstamp repainted with ink, nevertheless a most appealing single rate Shipmail cover from Argentina, in addition an extremely rare usage of the Bordeaux issue in South America. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6182 image1870/71: Selection eleven covers / entires with usages of the Bordeaux issue incl. 10 c. bistre on renseignement de chargement and on local cover, also in mixed franking with Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre on entire from office to office, four covers with 20 c. blue single frankings in type II (2) and type III (2), cover with two examples type II on entire to Italy, 30 c. brown on cover to London, 40 c. orange on double rate inland cover, and 80 c. rose on triple rate inland cover. Two opinions. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6183 imageBallon montê 1870 (Sept 29): Small lettercard without endorsement "Par ballon montê", carried on board of balloon no. 3 'Les États-Unis' to Cowes, Isle of Wight, franked with Napolêon laureated 10 c. bistre type I, three fresh single adhesives, all with pre-use shortening of the perforation on their right side, tied by Étoile de Paris '34' obliterator with Paris Avenue Josephine despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with "COWES OC 3 70" arrival cds. Maury = € 775 + 2'500 for the rare destination.rnNote: An exceptional rare and appealing item to an elusive destination. As there was no special postcard rate to the United Kingdom at that time, the 30 c. letter rate of 30 c. introduced in July 1870 was used to pay the journey.rnProvenance: Collecton Gilbert. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6184 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 13): Entire letter carried as a Pli confiê by a crew member of balloon no. 9 'Washington' to Tours, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine example, tied by "DOUAI (57) 13 OCT 70" cds, Lille - Paris ambulant and indistinct arrival cds's on reverse. A most interesting and very scarce entire given directly either to the aeronaut Bertaux or one of the two passengers of this balloon, cert. Robineau (1996). Maury = € 3'900 / Lhêritier = € 4'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6185 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 12): Entire newspaper letter 'Dêpêche Ballon' no. 12 given as a Pli confiê to the aêronaute Henri Joignerey and carried on board of balloon no. 41 'Gênêral Renault', directed to Boulogne-sur Mer, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine example, tied by light Gros Chiffres '1556' numeral lozenge with matching "FOURCAMONT 11 DEC 70" cds alongside. The reverse was struck by a large "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / DARTOIS & YON / AÉRONAUTES DU GOUVERNEMENT" cachet in blue, as well as ambulant and BOULOGNE arrival (Dec 13) cds's. An exceptional item with this Aêrostier's cachet, cert. Robineau (2006) Maury = € 4'750 + 450 + 12'000 / Lhêritier = € 7'600 + 7'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6186 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 15): Entire small-sized letter carried on board of balloon no. 14 'Jean Bart N° 2' to Cinay, Belgium, franked with Napolêon laureated 30 c. dark brown, a fresh single with vivid colour, tied by Paris SC cds in red in an attractive manner, reverse with CINEY arrival cds (Oct 22). An appealing item Maury = € 350 + 1'100 + 250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6187 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 23): Entire letter on extremely thin paper carried on board of balloon no. 18 'Le Montgolfier' and directed to Esclassan, Gers, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine adhesive with good perforation, tied lightly by Étoile de Paris mute obliterator with clear "Paris (60)" despatch cds alongside. A very rare balloon captured by the Prussians. Cert. Robineau (1981), Behr (1981) Maury = € 3'500 / Lhêritier = € 3'800. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6188 imageBallon montê 1870 (Oct 30): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 22 'Le Fulton' to London, franked with Napolêon laureated 30 c. dark-brown, a fresh and fine example, tied by light Étoile de Paris '12' numeral lozenge with Paris Bt. Beaumarchais despatch cds as well as framed PD in brownish red and "LONDON PAID NO 4 70" arrival cds in red alongside. A very attractive entire, cert. Longhi (2006). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6189 imageBallon montê 1870 (Nov 5): Entire newspaper letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 5 carried on board of balloon no. 25 'Ville de Chateaudun' to Jersey, Channel Islands, franked with Napolêon laureated 30 c. brown, a fresh and fine example, tied by Étoile de Paris '35' numeral obliterator with Paris Ministère des Finances despatch cds as well as framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with JERSEY arrival (Nov 10) cds. An appealing gazette to a rare destination, cert. Robineau (2004) Maury = € 400 + 70 + 1'250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6190 imageBallon montê 1870 (Nov 23): Entire newspaper letter 'Dêpêche Ballon' no. 8 carried on board of balloon no. 33 'Ville d'Orleans' directed to Eclassan, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine example, placed over a 5 c. green adhesive, tied by Paris SC cds in red. Reverse with Bordeaux - Cette ambulant as well as Auch and Masseube transit (Dec 12) cds's. An appealing depeche on this fascinating balloon which made its way to Norway. Cert. Robineau (2004) Maury = € 700 + 1'500 + 1'100. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6191 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 16): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 43 'Parmentier' to Le Mans, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh single with vivid colour, tied by clear Paris SC cds in red, reverse with arrivalt cds (Dec 29). An attractive item Maury = € 475 + 1'100. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6192 imageBallon montê 1870 (Dec 22): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 48 'Dêlivrance' to Jersey, Channel Islands, franked with Siège 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue, two fresh and fine singles, tied by clear Étoile de Paris '35' numeral lozenge with matching Paris Ministère des Finances despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside, reverse with clear Jersey arrival cds (Dec 29). Signed Calves Maury = € 500 + 1'250.rnNote: Entire written belonging to the well-known correspondence of Mr. Hardon to his family at the island of Jersey. It includes something like a military bulletin stating that in short time one million French servicemen will be prepared to attack the Prussians from outside Paris. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6193 imageBallon montê 1871 (Jan 18): Entire letter carried on board of balloon no. 63 'Gênêral Bourbaki' to Revel, franked with Napolêon laureated 20 c. blue type II, a fresh and fine single adhesive, tied by "A.F.A." lozenge with matching "ARMEE FRANCAISE" despatch cds alongside, reverse with clear Jersey arrival cds (Jan 31). A rare and attractive Fieldpost entire, cert. Robineau (2006) Maury = € 500 + 3'250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6194 imageBallon montê 1871 (Jan 27): Entire newspaper letter 'Gazette des Absents' no. 32 carried on board of the last balloon no. 67 'Gênêral Cambronne' to Camberwell nearby London, franked with Napolêon laureated 30 c. brown, a fresh example, some shortened perfs noted just for accuracy, tied by Étoile de Paris mute obliterator with "PARIS (60)" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with two rectangular and circular arrival (Feb 3) datestamps. The last gazette sent with the last balloon on the day before the armistice, a great piece of postal history. Maury = € 1'600 + 1'850+ 200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6195 imagePigeongram 1870: Officially despatched pigeongram no. 45 (31 x 42 mm) transported by doves from outside of besieged Paris to the city. Mounted on cardboard, cert. Robineau (2006) Lhêritier = € 750. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6196 image1870 (Dec 15): Envelope from Bourges to Lyon, endorsed "1ere Corps d'Armêe de la Loire", obverse struck with "BOURGES 15 DEC 70" despatch cds and framed "P.P." in black, also with large Red Cross "SOCIETÉ INTERNATIONALE / 2me AMBULANCE LYONNAISE" cachet in blue, reverse with indistinct arrival cds. A rare and attractive item carried free at concessionary rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6197 imageBallons montês 1870/71: Selection ten entires incl. no. 6 'Armand Barbès' on postage free entire from the garde mobile, no. 10 'Louis Blanc' sent to Bruxelles, no. 17 'Garibaldi', no. 31 'L'Archimede', no. 41 'Gênêral Ranault' to a military address, no. 47 'Lavoisier', no. 51 'Bayard', no. 54 'Newton' on Gazette des Absents to Bruxelles, no. 60 'Vaucanson' with red Paris SC cds and no. 65 'Toricelli' to Namur, Belgium. A most interesting group, one certificate. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM

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