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Flight Covers
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2016-11-15
Worldwide Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1141, Lot Number 2082, FranceFrance Ballons Montes Collection, France Ballons Montes CollectionFrance Ballons Montes Collection. 41 different balloon covers, each neatly mounted on beautiful individual handwritten pages in two albums with descriptions of the cover and the flight, most are domestic uses to France with arrival backstamps but two are to England (one a front), incl. folded letters, covers, Gazette des Absents or Depeche-Ballon, some additional material such as unused stationery lettersheets and post card, used bread permit and two unused Pigeon Post cards, condition is generally Fine-Very Fine, a marvelous opportunity to begin an advanced collection of this fascinating and historical material

E. 4,000-5,000
8,000
Flight Covers
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2013-04-16
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1042, Lot Number 3662, France FRANCE, Ballon Monte, Earliest Known Possible Cancellation Date, FRANCE, Ballon Monte, Earliest Known Possible Cancellation DateFRANCE, Ballon Monte, Earliest Known Possible Cancellation Date. France No. 33 horizontal pair tied on cover (with letter enclosure) by star cancellation with "Paris 5e. 18 Sept. 70/R. St. Lazare" double-circle datestamp addressed to Turin, Italy, red boxed "PD" handstamp, Turin arrival backstamp of Oct. 25, Very Fine and scarce destination, this cover just missed the final departure from Paris (4e.) earlier in the day before encirclement by the Prussian army making this the earliest known possible cancellation date for a balloon flight, this should have been flown on the Neptune but due to the overload of mail, only the lightest pieces made the flight, judging by the arrival datestamp, this made it on a later balloon flight but it is impossible to determine the specific flight

E. 1,500-2,000
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2013-04-16
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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FRANCE, Ballons Montes Balance. 41 different balloon covers, each neatly mounted on beautiful individual handwritten pages in two albums with descriptions of the cover and the flight, most are domestic uses to France with arrival backstamps but two are to England (one a front), incl. folded letters, covers, Gazette des Absents or Depeche-Ballon, some additional material such as unused stationery lettersheets and post card, used bread permit and two unused Pigeon Post cards, condition is generally Fine-Very Fine, a marvelous opportunity to begin an advanced collection of this fascinating and historical material

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2013-04-16
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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FRANCE, Ballons Montes Balance. 36 mostly different balloon covers in an album, most domestic usages to France with three to Switzerland, one with stamp removed and another flown on Le Ville de Paris which was subsequently confiscated by the Prussians, also incl. cover dated Sept. 22 in Paris which should have flown on the first balloon Neptune but due to weight went on a later flight (Luc-sur-Mer Oct. 14 backstamp), three unsued Gazette des Absents (Nos. 16, 18, 32) and Depeche-Ballon (No. 5), Fine-Very Fine, fascinating group

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 213, Europe and ColoniesFRANCE, Par Ballon Monte, FRANCE, Par Ballon MonteFRANCE, Par Ballon Monte. Cover originating in Switzerland with 10c and 20c Helvetia stamps tied by "Basel 3.IX 70" datestamps and addressed to Paris then forwarded to Spa, Belgium, and again to London, England, forwarding postage paid by France 20c and 10c Napoleon tied by lozenge cancel, "Paris 7 Oct. 70" double-circle datestamp, French stamps also tied by "London 20 OC 70" circular datestamp, some wear incl. stamps with flaws, large tear in 20c stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. A PHENOMENAL POSTAL HISTORY RARITY, SENT FROM SWITZERLAND TO PARIS JUST BEFORE THE SIEGE OF PARIS. IT WAS THEN HELD IN PARIS DURING THE SIEGE AND FORWARDED TO BELGIUM BY BALLON MONTE, WHERE IT WAS FORWARDED YET AGAIN TO ENGLAND.

The blue French receiving marking indicates that this was received in Paris on Sep. 5. The recipient must have already left the city in anticipation of the siege. The Siege of Paris started about Sep. 18, so the only way to forward it was by ballon monte. It was carried aboard the Godefroy Cavaignac which left Paris on October 14 and landed in occupied France on the same day. It arrived in Belgium on October 19 and was forwarded to London on the 20th where received on the same day.

The recipient, Elsie Bach, was one of the translators of Volume 2 of The French in America, which was based on her father's papers. The first volume was published by her father in 1872 in Paris, and no doubt their work was interrupted by the war.

E. 7,500-10,000
6,750
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Flight Covers
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2010-12-15
Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5862, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Ballon Monte Covers)Par Ballon Monte, Par Ballon MontePar Ballon Monte. Cover originating in Switzerland with 10c and 20c Helvetia stamps tied by "Basel 3.IX 70" datestamps and addressed to Paris then forwarded to Spa, Belgium, and again to London, England, forwarding postage paid by France 20c and 10c Napoleon tied by lozenge cancel, "Paris 7 Oct. 70" double-circle datestamp, French stamps also tied by "London 20 OC 70" circular datestamp, some wear incl. stamps with flaws

FINE APPEARANCE. A PHENOMENAL POSTAL HISTORY RARITY, SENT FROM SWITZERLAND TO PARIS JUST BEFORE THE SIEGE OF PARIS. IT WAS THEN HELD IN PARIS DURING THE SIEGE AND FORWARDED TO BELGIUM BY BALLON MONTE, WHERE IT WAS FORWARDED YET AGAIN TO ENGLAND.

The blue French receiving marking indicates that this was received in Paris on Sep. 5. The recipient must have already left the city in anticipation of the siege. The Siege of Paris started about Sep. 18, so the only way to forward it was by ballon monte. It was carried aboard the Godefroy Cavaignac which left Paris on October 14 and landed in occupied France on the same day. It arrived in Belgium on October 19 and was forwarded to London on the 20th where received on the same day.

The recipient, Elsie Bach, was one of the translators of Volume 2 of The French in America, which was based on her father's papers. The first volume was published by her father in 1872 in Paris, and no doubt their work was interrupted by the war.

E. 7,500-10,000
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2010-12-15
Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5863, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Ballon Monte Covers)Par Ballon Monte, Par Ballon MontePar Ballon Monte. Cover bearing pair and single of France 10c Napoleon tied by "Paris 29 Sept. 70" circular datestamps on card to Spa, Belgium, arrival datestamp at right, few lightly toned perfs, left stamp small perf flaw, still Very Fine usage to a foreign destination, from the same correspondence as the previous lot

E. 300-400
475
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2010-12-15
Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5864, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Ballon Monte Covers)Par Ballon Monte, Par Ballon MontePar Ballon Monte. France 20c Blue tied by lozenge, "Paris 7 Dec. 70" double-circle datestamp on cover to Dordogne in France, fresh and Very Fine, carried aboard the General Renault

E. 200-300
275
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Flight Covers
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 973, Lot Number 313, Canada, FranceFRANCE, Ballon Monté to Luxembourg, FRANCE, Ballon Monté to LuxembourgFRANCE, Ballon Monté to Luxembourg. Folded part-printed lettersheet bearing 10c and 20c Ceres stamps tied by red "Paris 28 Nov. 70" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Luxembourg, red "London Paid 12 DE 1870" transit, 10c barely affected from placement near edge of cover

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BALLON MONTÉ TO LUXEMBOURG WITH THE RED PARIS DATESTAMP.

Carried aboard the Jacquard which crashed in the water near Falmouth. Very few Ballon Monté covers are known to this destination or with the Paris datestamp struck in red.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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Pioneer and Worldwide Flight Covers
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 973, Lot Number 314, Canada, FranceFRANCE, Ballon Monté to Russia, FRANCE, Ballon Monté to RussiaFRANCE, Ballon Monté to Russia. 80c Napoleon stamp tied by "35" in star of dots cancel, matching "Paris, Ministere des Finances 13 NOV. 1870" double-circle datestamp on folded part-printed lettersheet to St. Petersburg, Russia, red boxed "PD" handstamp, blue crayon rate, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce usage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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