VERY FINE. A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN IMPORTANT AND VIRTUALLY COMPLETE COLLECTION OF FRENCH COLONIES. THIS COLLECTION WOULD TAKE DECADES OF COMMITTED SEARCHING TO ASSEMBLE, AND AT THE END OF THE DAY IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO MATCH THE QUALITY OF THIS COLLECTION OR TO FIND THE RARITIES OFFERED HERE.
The following is a detailed description by volume:
Alouites-Cambodia incl. Algeria C4a, Andorra unused Nos. 21-22 and Benin complete with Nos. 15, 15A and 19.
Cameroon-Diego Suarez incl. Cameroons British Occupation 62a and 63a, Cameroons French Occupation Nos. 101-129 less 105A, Castellorizzo complete, Cilicia virtually complete, Diego Suarez complete incl. unused Nos. 21 and 22, used J12 and unused J13.
French Colonies-French Equatorial Africa with excellent French Colonies which are apparently complete, outstanding and virtually complete Offices in China incl. used or unused Nos. 47A, J7a, J9a, J10a, J14, J20, J20a, J27a, Hoi Hao incl. Nos. 6 and 15, Mongtseu incl. No. 7C, Offices in Crete incl. No. 46A, Offices in Zanzibar incl. Nos. 29-33, 34, 50, 51 and 62, French Congo incl. used Nos. 1, 12, 50 and 51, unused incl. Nos. 6 and 49c.
French Guyana-French Morocco incl. French Guyana with used Nos. 1 and 2, unused Nos. 9, 12 and 14, French India incl. unused Nos. 116, 140, 140a, 179 and non-Scott listed "France Toujurs" overprints complete with all 27 (two complete sets are believed to exist), French Morocco incl. used Nos. 9 and B3, unused No. 24.
French Oceania-Guadeloupe incl. French Sudan used Nos. 1 and 2, Gabon incl. Nos. 1, 2, 4-7, 9-10, 12, 14-15, Guadeloupe incl. Nos. 13 and J1-J3.
Guinea-Laos with Indochina evidently complete less No. Q4, Ivory Coast incl. Nos. Q13, Q16, Q23 and Q36.
Mayotte-New Hebrides with Monaco evidently complete less B18, New Caledonia incl. Nos. 34 and J8, New Hebrides incl. No. 35.
Latakia-Mauritania with Madagascar incl. Nos. 12-13, 22D, 23-27, 62 and 228, Martinique incl. No. 11.
Niger-Senegal with Nossi-Be incl. Nos. 1-2, 3-5, 7-9, 20, 21, J17, Obock incl. Nos. 63-64 and J1, Rouad incl. Nos. 1-3, Saar incl. Nos. B64a and CB1a, Senegal incl. Nos. 3, 7, 13, 14, 16, 17-20, 33 and 34.
St. Pierre & Miquelon contained in its own volume incl. Nos. 7-8, 9, 12-14, 16, 17, 206C, 206D, 208A, 218A, 225, 227, 230, 233, 234, 242, 247, 248, 248A, 293, 230 double overprint (only 25 issued), 209 on cover with inverted overprint (only 25 issued in total), J44 and Q5 pair. Special attention should also be drawn to the two world-class rarities Nos. 233 and 247.
Senegambia & Niger-Togo with Somali Coast incl. Nos. 4, 21-22, 26, 27, 27B, Tahiti incl. Nos. 1B, 4, 7, 14, 19-20, J12-J13, J14, J15-J26, Togo incl. Nos. 161, 162, 165-166.
Tunisia-Wallis & Futuna with Tunisia No. 8 unused.
Two stockbooks of modern issues (after 1963) containing several years worth of issues and many hundreds of stamps.
Virtually all of the scarcer or problematic surcharges or overprints are signed by recognized experts. There are also approximately 30 photo certificates. Scott Catalogue value is well in excess of $450,000.00, plus many items such as covers, imperforates and proofs are not listed or included in catalogue value.