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Sale 1003 — Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 15-17 December, 2010

Category — Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5692
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5692, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1), FRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1)FRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1). Large margins to clear, tied by "3216" lozenge, matching "St. Michel 2 Mars. 52" double-circle datestamp on small folded cover used locally, neat "P" in circle handstamp at top, minor wear, Very Fine, Yvert e700

625
300
5693
 
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5693, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Dark Green on Greenish (2 var; Yvert 2b), FRANCE, 1849, 15c Dark Green on Greenish (2 var; Yvert 2b)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Dark Green on Greenish (2 var; Yvert 2b). Very lightly cancelled, large to huge margins all around, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and a great substitute for an unused copy (which catalogues $23,000.00), signed Calves and with 1974 Behr certificate

900
400
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5694
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5694, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2), FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2). Rich color, large margins to clear, tied by Star lozenge cancel on folded letter used within Paris, backstamped "Paris 11 Jan. 53", blue company handstamp at upper left, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, signed in pencil below stamp, Yvert e1,600

1,650
600
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5695
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5695, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b), FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b)FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b). Original gum, h.r., large and even margins all around, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, Yvert e1,100

1,400
300
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5696
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5696, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b), FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b)FRANCE, 1849, 3c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b). Block of four, large margins to clear, neat strikes of diamond grid cancel, Fine-Very Fine, scarce used block, unlisted in Scott or Yvert as a block, Yvert e800 as singles, Scott Retail as singles

900
300
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5697
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5697, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Dark Blue (4; Yvert 8), FRANCE, 1849, 20c Dark Blue (4; Yvert 8)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Dark Blue (4; Yvert 8). Original gum, h.r., large and even margins all around, deep rich color, small thin spot and small toned spot at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty stamp, Yvert e4,000

2,850
700
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5698
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5698, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Bluish, Unissued (4a; Yvert 8b), FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Bluish, Unissued (4a; Yvert 8b)FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Bluish, Unissued (4a; Yvert 8b). Unused (no gum--issued with and without gum), large margins, fresh and bright, Very Fine, signed Calves, Yvert e3,200

2,200
850
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5699
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5699, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Yellowish, Unissued (4b; Yvert 8), FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Yellowish, Unissued (4b; Yvert 8)FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Blue on Yellowish, Unissued (4b; Yvert 8). Without gum as issued, large margins, beautiful impression, Very Fine, signed Calves and with his 1996 photo certificate

3,500
1,100
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5700
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5700, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6a; Yvert 4), FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6a; Yvert 4)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6a; Yvert 4). Unused (no gum), three large margins, clear at bottom, lovely color, fresh and Fine, signed Calves, Yvert e2,500 as no gum, Scott Retail as unused original gum

6,750
600
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5701
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5701, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4), FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4). Unused (no gum), rich color, large margins all around incl. trace of adjoining stamp at bottom, small thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, Yvert e2,500 as no gum, Scott Retail as with gum

6,400
650
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5702
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5702, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Red Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7 var; Yvert 5c), FRANCE, 1850, 40c Red Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7 var; Yvert 5c)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Red Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7 var; Yvert 5c). Mostly brown original gum as is typical for this issue, h.r., vivid color, huge margins all around, small thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1850 40-CENTIME IN THE RED ORANGE SHADE.

Yvert e2,700

3,750
700
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5703
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5703, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5), FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5). Original gum, h.r., large even margins, color slightly oxidized, otherwise Extremely Fine, Yvert e4,750

3,750
325
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5704
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5704, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5), FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5). Large margins to full, brilliant color, tied by "2147" lozenge, matching "Montrouge 1 Dec. 52" double-circle datestamp on folded adversity cover made from printed notice of published books to Bruges, Belgium, red boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris and receiving backstamps, some slight wear incl. slit at left, Very Fine, a pretty usage, signed Calves, Yvert e800 with no premium for the foreign destination

725
350
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5705
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5705, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5), FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5). Horizontal pair, huge margins to clear, tied by large points cancel, "Paris 11 Nov. 53" double-circle datestamp on cover to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, endorsed "American steamer from Liverpool" at upper left, red "PD" boxed handstamp, also with "Ligne-de-Galais No. 1, 14 Nov. 53" backstamp, well-struck "Missent" handstamp, "N. York Am. Pkt. 21 Nov. 30" debit marking, minor wear, light vertical file fold well away from stamps, stamps somewhat oxidized, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual usage

E. 300-400
750
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5706
 
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5706, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1850, 1fr Dark Carmine, Yellowish (9; Yvert 6), FRANCE, 1850, 1fr Dark Carmine, Yellowish (9; Yvert 6)FRANCE, 1850, 1fr Dark Carmine, Yellowish (9; Yvert 6). Six used stamps, each a distinctly different shade, identified by owner as "Carmin Cerise", "Carmin Vif", "Carmin Brun", "Carmin", "Carmin Clair" and "Carmin Fonce", all have four margins incl. some quite large, few different cancels incl. Star lozenge, diamond grids, few tiny imperfections, Very Fine, a desirable and scarce group, several qualify as individual lots but additional value is gained by having a reference group of these shades, the Carmine is ex Gill-Burrus

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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5707
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5707, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1862, 10c-1fr Re-Issues (1g-9d; Yvert 1f-8f), FRANCE, 1862, 10c-1fr Re-Issues (1g-9d; Yvert 1f-8f)FRANCE, 1862, 10c-1fr Re-Issues (1g-9d; Yvert 1f-8f). Lacking only the very rare 40c Orange Ty. II (catalogues $11,500) to be complete, large margins all around, rich colors, 20c Black and 25c unused (no gum), others original gum with few slightly disturbed, few flaws incl. 15c and 20c Black thin spots, still Very Fine appearing set, Yvert e4,600

3,600
750
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5708
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5708, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1862, 10c-40c Ceres, Re-Issue (1g, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 7d; Yvert 1f, 2e, 3f, 4d, 5g, 8f), FRANCE, 1862, 10c-40c Ceres, Re-Issue (1g, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 7d; Yvert 1f, 2e, 3f, 4d, 5g, 8f)FRANCE, 1862, 10c-40c Ceres, Re-Issue (1g, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 7d; Yvert 1f, 2e, 3f, 4d, 5g, 8f). 20c and 25c original gum, others unused (no gum), margins all around, Fine-Very Fine, No. 3d with 1993 Von Der Weid certificate, Yvert e3,800, both retail prices as with original gum

3,350
600
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5709
 
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5709, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9). Huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, bright color, neat strikes of "78" lozenge cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous pair, Yvert e1,400 as singles, Scott Retail as singles

1,150
475
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5710
 
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5710, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, neat lozenge cancels and also part of circular datestamp at upper left, left stamp with unusual flaw on neck and also thread stuck in place from printing, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, Yvert e2,700 as singles, Scott Retail as singles

1,950
325
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5711
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5711, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9). Huge margins all around, tied by "634" lozenge, matching "Gallac-S-Tarn 25 Mai 53" double-circle datestamp on folded letter, light strike of three-line handstamp at lower right, some slight wear, Very Fine, an attractive cover, Yvert e1,000

1,000
325
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5712
c
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5712, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a). Large margins to full, tied by Diamond lozenge and also by "Lettre Affie De Parisienne 2? Juil 54" double-circle datestamp on folded cover used locally, inside with unusual pencil drawings, trivial edge toning spots, Very Fine and attractive usage

1,100
300
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5713
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5713, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10), FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10)FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10). Unused (regummed), large and even margins, beautiful color, Extremely Fine, Yvert e1,300

1,750
325
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5714
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Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5714, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10), FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10)FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10). Original gum, h.r., ample to large margins, nice color, Very Fine, signed Brun and Calves, Yvert e3,650

2,900
450
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5715
nh
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5715, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue, Re-Issue (11a; Yvert 10c), FRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue, Re-Issue (11a; Yvert 10c)FRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue, Re-Issue (11a; Yvert 10c). Mint N.H., beautiful balanced margins, crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, incredible quality, with 1985 Fourcaut certificate, Yvert e500

450
160
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5716
ogbl
Sale Number 1003, Lot Number 5716, Foreign Stamps and Covers (France: Scott 1-12)FRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Bronze Green on Pale Bluish (12, 12a; Yvert 11, 11a), FRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Bronze Green on Pale Bluish (12, 12a; Yvert 11, 11a)FRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Bronze Green on Pale Bluish (12, 12a; Yvert 11, 11a). Blocks of four, first unused (no gum) with bottom left corner margins, second original gum and with huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top, rich colors, Extremely Fine, first with Marchand backstamp showing thru, Yvert e1,480 as singles (taking into account gum), Scott Retail as original gum singles

1,560
550
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