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FRANCE, INCLUDING THE "J & J" COLLECTION continued...

French Covers
Lot Sym. Lot Description
2100 c image1854, 80c Lake (19, Yvert 17A). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to barely touched, tied by "DS2" in Diamond of Dots cancel, "Paris Dec. 14, 1854" circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, clear strike of "New-York Am. Pkt. Dec. 31" circular datestamp and "42" debit marking, Calais backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, attractive usage sent via American Packet from France to the U.S., Calves handstamp at bottom left (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2101 c image1853, 80c Rose (20, Yvert 17B). Two singles, large margins to barely touched, tied by unusual grid of small dots, matching "Paris 9 Juil 61" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., red "30" credit handstamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, endorsed "Via Southampton and New York", some wear incl. small piece out at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty usage (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
2102 c image1862, 20c Blue, 40c Orange (26, 27, Yvert 22, 23). Horizontal pair of 40c, tied by "1716" in Diamond of Dots, "Grenoble Jan. 12, 1864" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Rome, boxed "PD" handstamp, Marseilles and receiving backstamps, 40c some oxidation and light diagonal crease, appears Very Fine, attractive usage (Image) E. 150-200

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2103 c image1862, 40c Orange (27, Yvert 23). Tied by blue Anchor in Diamond of Dots, matching "Beyrouth 1? Sept. 1867" octagonal datestamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, matching boxed "PD" handstamp, light strike of red packet boat handstamp, Alexandria, Marseille and receiving backstamps, stamp with some oxidation, otherwise Fine, scarce usage from Beirut, Lebanon, Calves handstamp (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2104 c image1862, 80c Bright Rose (28a, Yvert 24a). Radiant color, tied by well-struck "549" in Diamond of Dots cancel, "Boulogne-S-Mer Nov. 25, 1863" double-circle datestamp on folded letter addressed to the Attorney General in British Columbia, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, red London transit, fresh and Very Fine usage to a scarce destination, this was sent through London by closed mail bag to New York, then to Panama and San Francisco to Victoria, a remarkable usage (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2105 c image1868-71, 5c Green on Bluish, 15c Bistre, 80c Rose (24, 56, 36, Yvert 35, 55, 32). Tied by well-struck "2240" in Diamond of Dots cancel, "Marseille May 13, 1872" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, light horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine, scarce and beautiful three-color franking to Uruguay (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2106 c image1869, 5fr Laureated (37, Yvert 33). Used with single 5c and 15c (53, 56, Yvert 53, 59), also used with horizontal pair of 25c (58, Yvert 60A) and block of four of 80c (63, Yvert 57), tied by "141" in diamond of dots, "Arcis-S-Aube Jan. 3, 1874" circular datestamp on registered cover to Bordeaux, red "Charge" handstamp, registry and transit backstamps, bottom left stamp of 80c block light corner crease, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A COLORUL AND RARE FIVE-COLOR FRANKING WITH THE 1869 5-FRANC LAUREATED ISSUE ON A REGISTERED COVER. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

This five-color franking should be considered especially desirable, as it also contains a pair of the 25c and a block of four of the 80c issues. (Image)

E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2107 c image1872, 5c Yellow Green, 40c Orange (53, 59, Yvert 53, 48). Horizontal pairs of each, tied by "2656" in Diamond of Dots, "Reims April20, 1873" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Russia, various Russian transits, blue crayon "28" rating, 40c some oxidation, 5c tiny perf flaws at top from placement near edge of cover, appears Very Fine, beautiful franking with the two pairs (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2108 c image1872-73, 5c Yellow Green, 15c Bistre, 40c Orange (53, 61, 59, Yvert 53, 55, 48). Horizontal pair of 40c, tied by "Le Havre Jul. 17, 1876" double-circle datestamps on folded letter to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, blue crayon rating also ties two stamps, light horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine, attractive three-color franking to Argentina (Image) E. 500-750

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2109 c image1870, 10c Bistre, Tete-Beche Pair (54a, Yvert 36b). Choice centering, tied by "7" in star of dots cancel, "Paris June 5, 1871" double-circle datestamp on folded letter, company handstamp at top left, stamps slightly affected from placement near edge of cover incl. one corner pulled

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COVER BEARING A TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1870 10-CENTIME BISTRE ISSUE. A MARVELOUS SHOWPIECE.

Scott Catalogue does not price this on cover (which is considerably scarcer than off cover -- Yvert assigns a 2.4 times multiplier). Yvert value for on cover (Image)

6,500.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2110 c image1872-73, 10c Bistre on Rose, 80c Rose (55, 63, Yvert 54, 57). Horizontal pair of 10c, tied by "15" in Star of Dots, "Paris Sept. 19, 1864" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Havana, Cuba, transit and receiving backstamps, red "P.P." boxed handstamp, bold "NE2" due marking for local postage, fresh and Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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