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The B.D. Forster Collection of Ballon Montés continued...

October Flights - Armand Barbès through Washington/Louis Blanc continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4021       image1870 (Oct. 7) Paris to Regnéville. Postcard postmarked "Paris, Pl. De La Madeleine, 7 Oct. 70" double circle, franked with 10c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "3" star cancel, no arrival postmark, Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Carried by the Non Dénommé No2 which crashed in the flooded swamps outside of Paris. The mail was carried back into Paris under cover of night fall and was then carried by the Jean Bart No2 which jettisoned the cards to gain loft as they were under fire by the Germans.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
4022       image1870 (Oct. 7) Paris to Brazil. Folded letter to Rio de Janeiro, postmarked "Paris, Rue D'Enghien, 7 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with pair 40c Empire Lauré (small faults) tied by numeral "4" star cancels, backstamped "St. Nazaire, 19 Oct. 70" transit postmark and blue "Rio de Janeiro, 16 Nov. 70" arrival postmark, Fine, delayed from the Washington/Louis Blanc and carried by the Godefroy Cavaignac/Jean Bart No1.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

A VERY RARE USAGE TO BRAZIL WITH ARRIVAL POSTMARK. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $4,000-6,000
SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
4023       image1870 (Oct. 7) Paris to La Ferté-Bernard. Folded letter franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by red "Paris (SC), 7 Oct. 70" double circle postmark, cover forwarded to Vitré backstamped "La Ferté-Bernard, 15 Oct." arrival postmark, Extremely Fine, a lovely cover, carried by the Washington.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The red date stamp "PARIS SC" was used to cancel postage stamps on letters from prominent residences, officials or relatives of a member of the government and guaranteed transmission on the next available balloon. The date stamp is quite scarce and prized by collectors.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4024       image1870 (Oct. 8) Paris to Brest (Pli Confié). Small folded cover datelined "8 Octobre 70, 21e jour de Siège de Paris", given directly to the aeronaut and upon landing of the balloon placed in the mails, tied in transit by part strike of "Douai, 13 Oct. 70", backstamped Brest arrival cds's of the 16th & 17th of October, stamp creased due to placement at edge of cover, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

A RARE PLI CONFIÉ CARRIED BY THE WASHINGTON. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
4025       image1870 (Oct. 8) Paris to Bruxelles, Belgium. Printed formular letter with manuscript endorsement "Garde Mobile", postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Madeleine, 8 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 10c + 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "3" star cancels, backstamped "Bruxelles, 19 Oct." arrival postmark, minor edge wear, Very Fine, delayed from the Washington/Louis Blanc and carried by the Godefroy Cavaignac/Jean Bart No 1.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
4026       image1870 (Oct. 8) Paris to Pont-L'Abbe. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, Les Ternes, 8 Oct. 70" double circle, franked with 10c Empire Lauré vert. pair, tied by large numeral "3921" losange cancels, backstamped "Nantes à Quimper, 18 Oct. 70" railroad transit and "Pont-L'Abbe, 18 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Extremely Fine and choice, delayed mail from the Washington/Louis Blanc and carried by Godroy Cavaignac/Jean Bart No1.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4027       image1870 (Oct. 9) Paris to Montpellier. Blue formula folded letter postmarked "Paris, R. Serpente, 9 Oct. 70" double circle postmark, franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "25" star cancel, backstamped "Montpellier, 17 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine, delayed mail from the Washington/Louis Blanc and carried by Godroy Cavaignac/Jean Bart No1.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
4028       image1870 (Oct. 10) Paris to Montreux, Switzerland. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, R. Taitbout, 10 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 30c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "22" star cancels, backstamped Lausanne and Montreux postmarks of 16 Oct., Very Fine, carried by the Washington/Louis Blanc.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4029       image1870 (Oct. 11) Paris to Riom. Folded "Correspondance Havas" (French Edition) postmarked "Paris (60), 11 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by mute "Star" cancel, backstamped "Riom, 17 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Washington/Louis Blanc.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
October Flights - Godefroy-Cavaignac/Jean Bart N° 1 through Colonel Charras
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4030       image1870 (Oct. 12) Paris to Riom. Folded Correspondance Havas (French Edition) postmarked "Paris (60), 12 Oct. 70" double circle postmark, franked with 20c Empire Lauré (perf flaws) tied by mute star cancel, backstamped with "Riom, 16 Oct. 70" double circle postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Godefroy Cavaignac/Jean Bart No 1.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4031       image1870 (Oct. 14) Paris to The Hague, Holland. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, R. Bonaparte, 14 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c + 40c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "15" star cancels, backstamped "Gravenhage, 18 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, 20c with trivial crease, Very Fine and a scarce destination, carried by the carried by the Jules Favre No 1/Jean Bart No 2.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
4032       image1870 (Oct. 7) Paris to Lambersart. Postcard with manuscript endorsement "ballon non monté" postmarked "Paris, Rue Aligre, 5E, 7 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 10c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "23" star cancel, indistinct arrival postmark of 20 Oct. at left, Very Fine, A nice card from this scarce Paris Office which missed the balloon Non Dénomme No 2 as this was from the 5e pick up, as a result this was carried aboard the Jean Bart No 2.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4033       image1870 (Oct. 14) Paris to Lyon. Scarce printed formular card with Orlandi imprint, reverse printed "Correspondence Aérienne", postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Bourse, 14 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "1" star cancels, backstamped "Lyon, 21 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Extremely Fine and choice, all cards were carried by the Jean Bart No 2.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
4034       image1870 (Oct. 16) Paris to Grenoble. Folded "Correspondance Havas" (French Edition) postmarked "Paris (60) 16 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by mute star cancel, backstamped "Grenoble, 23 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Victor Hugo.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
4035       image1870 (Oct. 17) Paris to Amsterdam, Holland. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, Bd. Beaumarchais, 17 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 40c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "12" star cancels, backstamped "Amsterdam, 21 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, adhesive with small flaws, cover with sealed tear at right, still Very Fine, a scarce destination, carried by the Victor Hugo.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4036       image1870 (Oct. 18) Paris to Switzerland. Printed formular folded letter to Rapperswyl, postmarked "Paris, R. D'Antin, 18 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 10c + 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "8" star cancels, backstamped "Rapperswyl, 26 Oct. 70" arrival postmark, Extremely Fine and attractive, a rare item which was actually carried by the Lafayette.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
4037       image1870 (Oct.) Paris to London (Pli Confié). Small envelope franked with 10c + 20c Empire Lauré, given directly to Aeronauts with rare red circular "REPUBLIQUE-FRANÇAISE, 1 Aerostiers, Nadar-Dartois, Duruof" handstamp of the "Compagnie des Aérostiers" struck on reverse, stamp tied in transit by "HP 2" (Havre-Paris) railway losange, red London arrival marking of Nov. 4, minor corner wear & small opening tear affecting marking, F.-V.F., carried by the Garibaldi.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A FINE AND VERY RARE "PLI CONFIÉ" CARRIED BY THE AERONAUTS TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
4038       image1870 (Oct. 20) Paris to Switzerland. Printed formular folded letter to Rapperswyl, postmarked "Paris, R. D'Antin, 20 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 10c + 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "8" star cancels, backstamped "Geneve, 1 Nov. 70" transit & "Rapperswyl, 2 Nov. 70" arrival postmarks, Extremely Fine and choice, carried by the Garibaldi.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4039       image1870 (Oct. 20) Paris to London. Folded printed formular letter postmarked "Paris, Les Batignolles, 20 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 30c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "347" losange cancel, backstamped red "London, NO 1 70" arrival postmark, F.-V.F., carried by the Garibaldi.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4040       image1870 (Oct. 22) Paris to Bruille. Printed formular letter franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by "Paris, R. Cardinal-Lemoine, 22 Oct. 70" double circle postmark with illustrated blue oval handstamp of the Musee d'Hist. Nat. on reverse showing Beehive, Serpent & Grapevine, some faults, Extremely Fine and choice, carried by the Montgolfier, quite scarce with the adhesive tied solely by Paris postmark.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A very rare cover as the mail was captured by the Germans and most of which was destroyed.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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