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

December Flights - Franklin through Le Parmentier continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4121       image1870 (Dec. 12) Paris to Lima, Peru. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, Bl. Malesherbes, 12 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 80c Empire Lauré + 20c Cérès tied by "37" star cancel, manuscript endorsement "Voie Panama" with red & black "PD" handstamps, no arrival postmark as this is part of the captured mail, 20c trivial imperfections, F.-V.F., carried by the Ville de Paris, Mr. Forster purchased this cover in 1939 for $36.
Estimate; $7,500 - 10,000.

AN OUTSTANDING COVER TO THIS RARE SOUTH AMERICAN DESTINATION. (Image1)
Est. $7,500-10,000
SOLD for $35,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
4122       image1870 (Dec. 12) Paris to Izernore. Folded formular letter postmarked Montreuil-s-Bois, 12 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c Cérès (clipped perfs at top) tied by numeral "2516" losange cancel, backstamped "Châtel-Censoir" arrival postmark with indistinct date, Very Fine, a nice usage from this Outer-Suburban Post Office carried by the Ville de Paris.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
4123       image1870 (Dec. 13) Paris to La Rochelle. Folded Journal-Poste No 13 postmarked "Paris, R. du Pont-Neuf, 13 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c Empire Lauré (light crease) tied by numeral "17" star cancel, no arrival postmark as this is part of the captured mail, Very Fine and scarce, a scarce lettre journal carried by the Ville de Paris.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
4124       image1870 (Dec. 14) Paris to Constantine, Algeria. Folded formular letter postmarked "Paris, R. St. Lazare, 14 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with two 10c Cérès tied by indistinct "2" star cancel, backstamped indistinct arrival postmark, one 10c trivial imperfections, backstamped partial strike of "Constantine, 1 Janv. 71" arrival postmark, letter with sealed tear on reverse, F.-V.F., carried by the Parmentier.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
4125       image1870 (Dec. 14) Paris to Montpellier. Printed formular lettersheet postmarked "Paris, Gros-Caillou, 14 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c Cérès tied by numeral "27" star cancel, backstamped "Montpellier, 29 Dec. 70" postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Parmentier.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
4126       image1870 (Dec. 15) Paris to Toulouse. Envelope with Le Ballon Poste No. 12 printed enclosure on pink paper, postmarked "Paris, Sénat, 15 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by "6" star cancel, backstamped "Toulouse 28 Dec. 70" arrival postmark, cover with some faults at bottom, Fine, carried by the Parmentier.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
December Flights - Davy through Armée de la Loire
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4127       image1870 (Dec. 17) Paris to Contres. Folded formular letter postmarked "Paris, R. St. Lazare, 17 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with pair and two single 5c Empire dentelé tied by numeral "2" Star cancel, backstamped "Contres 9 Janv. 71" arrival postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Davy.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A VERY RARE FRANKING MADE UP EXCLUSIVELY WITH 5C EMPIRE DENTELÉ TO MAKE THE 20C RATE. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4128       image1870 (Dec. 17) Paris to Mende. Folded Gazette des Absents No16 postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Bourse, 17 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "1" star cancel, backstamped "Mende, 20 Dec. 70" postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Davy.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4129       image1870 (Dec. 17) Paris to Mende. Folded Gazette des Absents No15 postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Bourse, 17 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "1" star cancel, backstamped "Lyon a Avignon, 19 Dec. 70" transit and "Mende, 20 Dec. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine and attractive, carried by the Davy.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
4130       image1870 (Dec. 19) Paris to Constantinople, Turkey. Folded Dépêche Ballon No. 15 addressed postmarked "Paris (60), 19 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 80c Empire Lauré tied by muted "star" cancel, backstamped "Marseilles 29 Dec." transit cds & "Constaninople, Turquie Janv. 14" arrival, cover with what appears to be contemporary blue manuscript docketing, F.-V.F., carried by the Lavoisier, ex-Meroni.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE 80C OVERLAND RATE USAGE TO TURKEY. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4131       image1870 (Dec. 19) Paris to St. Servan. Folded Dépêche Ballon No. 15 postmarked "Paris (60), 19 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by muted "Star" cancel, backstamped St. Servan arrival with indistinct date, 20c with perf defect, F.-V.F., carried by the Lavoisier.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
4132       image1870 (Dec. 20) Paris to Chalon sur Saône. Charming small folded letter postmarked "Paris, R. Bonaparte, 20 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by numeral "15" Star cancel, backstamped "Chalon sur Saône 29 Dec. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Lavoisier.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
4133       image1870 (Dec. 22) Paris to Laon (Occupied Zone). Folded Correspondance Havas (French Edition) postmarked "Paris (60), 22 Dec. 70" double circle postmark, franked with 20c Cérès tied by mute star cancel, blue manuscript Prussian "30" due marking, carried by the Délivrance.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4134       image1870 (Dec. 19) Paris to Coutances (Pli Confié). Folded letter datelined "Paris le 19 Dec. 1870", franked with 20c Empire Lauré tied by large numeral "1494" losange cancel with "La Ferté-Mace, 24 Dec. 70" transit postmark, backstamped "Coutances, 25 Dec." arrival postmark, Very Fine, signed Calves.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

A VERY RARE BALLON MONTÉ COVER CARRIED BY THE ROUGET-DE-L'ISLE OF WHICH PERHAPS ONLY 3-4 COVERS EXIST.

This balloon carried only official dispatches - no mail was postmarked by the Paris Post Office. Private letters were included only if entrusted to the pilot (as "plis confiés"), and all such are extremely rare.
(Image1)
Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
4135       image1870 (Dec. 22) Paris to Elbeuf. Folded Dépêche Ballon #16 postmarked "Paris, R. St. Domque-St-Gn 53, 7E, 22 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès (small defect) tied by numeral "20" Star cancel, backstamped "Elbeuf, 1 Janv. 71" arrival postmark, Very Fine and attractive, This is from the 7E collection, the last of the day, as such the mail was processed the following day and carried by the Tourville.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
4136       image1870 (Dec. 23) Paris to Bruges, Belgium. Folded letter postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Bourse, 23 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Empire Lauré + 10c Cérès tied by numeral "1" star cancels, backstamped with Bruxelles transit and Bruges arrival postmarks of 3 Janv., Very Fine, a nice mixed issue franking carried by the Tourville.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4137       image1870 (Dec. 26) Paris to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Folded Orlandi formular letter postmarked "Paris, La Chapelle St. Denis, 26 Dec. 70" double circle postmark, franked with 20c Cérès (small fault) tied by numeral "892" losange cancel, backstamped "Bordeaux à Irun, 31 Dec. 70" transit and "Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 1 Janv. 71" arrival postmark, Very Fine, a scarce Inter-Suburban Post Office cancel, carried by the Tourville.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
4138       image1870 (Dec. 26) Paris to Gaillac du Tarn. Folded formular letter postmarked "Paris, R. Bonaparte, 7E, 26 Dec. 70" double circle postmark, franked with 20c Cérès (tear) tied by numeral "15" star cancel, backstamped "Gaillac du Tarn, 1 Janv. 71" arrival postmark, Very Fine, This is from the 7E collection, the last of the day, as such the mail was processed the following day and carried by the Bayard.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
4139       image1870 (Dec. 27) Paris to Geneva, Switzerland. Folded Gazette des Absents No. 19 postmarked "Paris, Montmartre, 27 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 10c + 20c Cérês tied by numeral "2488" losange cancels, backstamped "Gèneve, 4 1 71" arrival postmark, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely cover in perfect condition, carried by the Bayard.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
4140       image1870 (Dec. 27) Paris to Switzerland. Folded Dépêche Ballon #18 addressed to La Chaux-de-Fonds, postmarked "Paris, R. St. Honoré 27 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 30c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "11" star cancel, backstamped "Chaux-de-Fonds, 5 1 71" arrival postmark, small, unnoticeable cover defect just affecting Paris postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Bayard.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

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