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FRANCE French Military Post in Siberia
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
481 E   image1918 (16 Nov) free-frank cover from Paris to Archangel, Russia, addressed "Archangel - Russie, Occupation Francaise" in ms, returned to sender, with boxed "Acheminemen Impossible" (forwarding impossible) handstamp; also a picture postcard (Archangel), sent on 7th September to France, with "21st Bataillon de Marche Infanterie Coloniale / Le Vaguemestre" cancel, endorsed "Centre de Guerre Militaire Paris" on arrival, the cover with some staining, fine and scarce pair of incoming and outgoing French Forces mail (Image)



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482 E   image1919 (3 Dec) picture postcard to Belgium, with violet "Bataillon Colonial Siberien / Le Vaguemestre" (army postmaster), written in Harbin, also an unaddressed picture postcard "French Army landing at Vladivostok" (the French sent an infantry contingent to Siberia of about battalion strength. They were mostly Vietnamese and the picture shows them in tropical helmets) (Image)



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FRENCH COLONIES French Offices in China - Kwangcho
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
483 E   imageFlight Covers. 1929 (17 Nov) cover headed "Gouvernement General de L'Indochine", franked with 1c and block of four of 30c, canceled Hanoi/Tonkin, registered and flown from Fort Bayard to France, with "Voyage Retour Record Distance/Costes-Bellonte Nov 1929" cachet, cover with hinge stains at lower right and on back, otherwise v.f. (Image)



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FRENCH COLONIES French Offices in Zanzibar
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
484 ogO   image1894-1902 Issues complete except for some high value surcharges, used or unused (sets mixed), with 2018 Roumet certificate for 10a/1fr, few faults possible, mostly fine (Image) (image 484a)

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FRENCH COLONIES French Congo
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
485 P   image1900-04 group of six presentation proofs on thick cards, prepared for the definitive issue ("Bakalois Woman"), with proofs of frame and center for the 3 types (2 extra for the 20c design) and 2 cards with color proofs of the low and high values, fine-v.f., with Gautre certificate. These proofs were only given to high functionaries, very few exist (Image) (image 485a) (image 485b) (image 485c)

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FRENCH COLONIES Dahomey
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
486 ogO   image1899-1932 issues complete for time period on SG album pages, used or unused (sets mixed), with 1899 to 5fr, Surcharges, Pictorials, Semi-Postals, etc., few faults noted mostly among early issues, generally fine-v.f. (Image) (image 486a) (image 486b)

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FRENCH COLONIES French Guinea
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
487 ogO   image1892-1931 issues apparently complete for time period on SG album pages, used and unused (most sets with values mixed), with 1892 to 1fr, 1904 Shepherd (unused), Surcharges, etc., few minor faults possible, generally fine-v.f. (Image) (image 487a) (image 487b) (image 487c)

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FRENCH COLONIES French India
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
488 ogO 1-103 image1892-1937 Issues complete on SG album pages, used or unused (most sets mixed with high values unused and some lower values used), few minor faults possible, some better surcharges signed Calves, Brun, mostly fine-v.f., cat. $1750 (Cat No. 1-103) (Image) (image 488a) (image 488b) (image 488c)

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FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
489 E   image1873 (Oct) small mourning cover franked with General Issue 10c and 2x20c (two stamps poorly cut in), canceled "CCH" in dots, used from Pnom-Penh to Paris, with "Col. F.V. Suez Paq. 3 Mars" and "Paris a Cherbourg" entry markings, transit (Saigon), arriving in Paris and forwarded to Bayeux, part of backflap missing, but with intact "Paul Roustan Phnom Penh. Cambodge" sender's cachet (Image)



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490 E   image1881 (15 Feb) cover to France, with imperf. upper sheet corner margin 25c Type Sage, tied by Pnomh-Penh Cambodge cds, repeated alongside, with red "Modane a Paris 20 Mars 81" entry, "Saigon Cochin-Chine 17 Feb 81" transit and Lapacaudiere (Loire) arrival pmk on back (Image)



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491 E   image1885 (25 July) cover to France, franked with French Colonies General Issue 25c yellow, tied by "Cochinchine" cds, with traces of town name at bottom, confirmed on back with "Cambodge Pnum-Penh 27 Juil 85" pmk and ms "Le Capitaine Commandant de poste de Sambor", plus signature on address portion, also a partial red "5 Sep 85 Modane a Paris" entry cds. A military post in Sambor existed from 1885-1889 and the sender could have used a 15c military rate, instead of the 25c civilian rate. The "Corr.d'Arm." octagonal gratte pmks with letters were used in Cambodia at the time, but the civilian gratte pmk used on this cover is unrecorded by J. Desrousseaux and may be the earliest known from Sambor, the first village attacked by the Cambodian dissidents (Image) (image 491a)

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492 E   image1886 (July) cover (with letter) from Bandol France, via Marseille to Pnom Penh, Cambodia, addressed to "Corporal a la Milice Cambodgienne a Pnom-Penh" sent unfranked ("service"), but charged "T" with the addition of 30c French Colonies General Issue Postage Due, canceled on arrival in Pnom Penh, also by pen, minor overall toning, fine incoming cover to Cambodia, signed Calves (Image)



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493 E   image1888 cover to France, franked with French Colonies General Issues 15c blue, tied by indistinct "Cambodge Pnum-Penh", with "Corr.d'Arm. Saigon 30 Nov 88" octagonal gratte pmk alongside, endorsed on back "Corps Expeditionnaire Su Cambodge" on back and initialed by sender, cover tears and wear, rare usage (Image)



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494 E   image1894 cover endorsed "Troupes du Mekong" and countersigned "Le Capitaine Commandant les Tirailleurs Annamites a Khong" (signature), accompanied by an 8-page letter discussing missing mail, the occupation of Fort Khong, relief, medals and a great deal more. The cover bears "Corps Expedre Cambodge 2 May 94" cds (used at Khone), also "20 Mai 94 Ligne N Paq Fr. No.3" (of "Yarra", at Saigon), addressed to France (Khone, an island in the Mekong was part of Siam until 1893 Franco-Siamese War. France occupied Khone and took possession according to the 1893 treaty, ratified in 1894. Khone was the principal office from August 28 to October 1893, then became secondary). A fine cover, very few exist from this occupation, especially with letters (Image)



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495 E   image1894 (25 Jan) cover endorsed "Colonne du Haut Mekong", with "Corps Exped. Cambodge" departure and octagonal "Ligne Paq. Fr. No.6" below, addressed to Nancy, with "Correspondence Militaire, Le Commandant" and signed by him on reverse, Saigon-Cochinchine transit and arrival pmks, rare (Image)



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496 E   image1904 10c stationery card from "Kratie" 13 Sep, sent via Pnompenh, Colombo, Aden and Mombasa to Limuru, British East Africa, with faint 22 Oct 1904 arrival pmk, some adhesions on message side, all markings intact, unusual destination (Image)



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497 E   image1904-05 two postcards, each franked with a different 10c Indo-China, tied by "Stung-Treng Laos" departure cds, repeated alongside and addressed to Germany (same correspondence to Cologne), with Saigon transit cds at left, the former with arrival pmk, fine (Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. While it belonged to Cambodia up to 1892, it was actually transferred to Laos for the period 1893-1905. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos) (Image)



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498 E   imageMilitary Mail. 1893 (11 July) free-frank cover endorsed "Colonne du Haut Mekong" and on reverse "Khone-Sud" and signed by the officer, addressed to France, with octagonal "Corr.D.Armees MyTho" and "Corps Exped're du Tonkin L.N.No.5" (15 July), Saigon-Central Cochinchine (11 July) transit and Besancon (14 Aug) arrival pmks, rare usage (Image)



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FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - LAOS
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
499 E   image1896 (2 Feb) "Corps Expeditionaire de Madagascar" letter card, with barred "Madagascar", military octagonal cachet "Corresp. D'Armee 2 Fevr 96 K.IAI" (Kompong Iai, Laos), endorsed "Troupes du Mekong", handwritten "Saravane", sent to France, with "Bassac Laos 4 Fevr 96" and "Saigon-Central Cochinchine 13 Fevr" transits, Bellac and Montpellier arrival pmks, v.f. This is the only known usage from Kamthong-IAI, office serving the Bolaven Plateau (an elevated region in southern Laos), letter coming from Saravane Lao (Salavan, today). The "Corresp.D'Armee" cachet is apparently an error as it should have been "Corps Exp." (total franchise). A splendid Colonial military item, unique in every sense (Image) (image 499a)

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500 E   image1897 (5 Nov) registered cover "Indo-Chine Francaise Commandant Superieur du Bas-Laos", franked with 5c and 25c Indo-Chine adhesives (another stamp, probably 10c, missing at bottom) tied by "Khong Laos" departure pmks, repeated alongside, with Saigon Central Cochinchine transit, Dijon and Poligny arrival markings on back, intact wax seal, cover somewhat dirty, scarce (Image)



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