VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 10-CENTIMES NAPOLEON III ISSUE.
Ex Schatzkes. Bottom right stamp with Bolaffi and Buhler backstamps. With 1976 Robineau-Calves certificate. Yvert e9,250 as block. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. A RARE COVER SENT FROM CAMP DE CHALONS, WHICH WAS A CITY CREATED EACH YEAR BETWEEN 1850 AND 1870 FOR JUST PART OF THE YEAR IN THE CHAMPAGNE REGION.
According to Wikipedia, Camp Chalons was a military camp created by Napoleon III. The initial purpose was for military exercises, but it quickly turned into a showcase of the French Imperial Army, where French citizens could meet the army and watch parades. Each year the town was transformed into a town of tents and wooden chalets. It was opened August 30, 1857 and was only in operation for part of the year. The recipient of this cover was active in French society and was friendly with princes of the house of Orleans. She also owned Chaalis Abbey north of Paris and transformed it into a castle.
Ex Schatzkes. With 1976 Robineau-Behr certificate. Calves handstamp at lower right.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 40-CENTIMES ISSUE.
Top right stamp with Roumet backstamp. Yvert e8,250 as block. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 80-CENTIMES ISSUE. TRULY REMARKABLE FOR ITS PRISTINE CONDITION.
Yvert e8,000 as block. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE TETE-BECHE MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 80-CENTIMES NAPOLEON III ISSUE.
Signed in Pencil. Yvert e10,000 as pair. Scott Retail as pair
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE UNUSED BLOCK OF NINE OF THE 1863 4-CENTIMES WITH THE CENTER STAMP PRINTED TETE-BECHE.
Only one position on one of the plates -- Position 25 -- was printed tete-beche.
Yvert e30,100 as tete-beche pair and seven singles with gum. Scott Retail as same
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1863 40-CENTIMES NAPOLEON III ISSUE.
Each stamp with backstamp. Yvert e5,000 as block, Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 80-CENTIMES NAPOLEON III ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP.
Yvert e6,250 as block with no premium for Mint N.H.. Scott Retail as hinged singles
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 5-FRANC LAUREATED ISSUE.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 80-CENTIMES BORDEAUX ISSUE, WITH POSITION 3 RETOUCHED.
Brun backstamp at bottom right. Yvert e3,500 with no premium for the retouched position. Scott Retail as normal singles
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 10-CENTIMES PERFORATED BORDEAUX ISSUE.
Yvert 4,250 as block. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE APPEARING TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1870 10-CENTIMES ISSUE.
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1873 10-CENTIMES BISTER ON ROSE ISSUE.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1871 15-CENTIMES ISSUE.
The tete-beche is only known from Position 80 of the sheet of 150.
With 1975 Calves certificate. Yvert e22,000 for the pair. Scott Retail for the pair
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1870 20-CENTIMES DULL BLUE ISSUE.
VERY FINE APPEARING USED TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1871 25-CENTIMES ISSUE.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 40-CENTIMES FIRST PERFORATED BORDEAUX ISSUE.
Yvert e3,600 as block. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF THE "ILE DE FRANCE" AIR POST STAMPS.
Only 2,356 and 1,000 issued, respectively. With 1997 P.F. certificates. Each backstamped and signed