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Sale 1058 — The Porter W. Venn Collection of Exceptional Quality France

Sale Date — Wednesday, 13 November, 2013

Category — 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5022
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5022, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue Paper (12; Yvert 19), FRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue Paper (12; Yvert 19)FRANCE, 1860, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue Paper (12; Yvert 19). Mint N.H., large margins incl. a huge bottom sheet margin, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a truly superb stamp in the finest condition possible, signed Roumet, Yvert as hinged €260, Scott Retail as hinged

200
750
5023
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5023, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1854, 5c Green on Greenish Paper (13; Yvert 12), FRANCE, 1854, 5c Green on Greenish Paper (13; Yvert 12)FRANCE, 1854, 5c Green on Greenish Paper (13; Yvert 12). Original gum, faintly hinged, full to mostly large margins all around, bright color, Very Fine and choice, particularly scarce in this premium quality, ex "Chappaqua", signed Calves, Yvert €1,200

800
800
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5024
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5024, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (14; Yvert 13A), FRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (14; Yvert 13A)FRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (14; Yvert 13A). Original gum, trivial h.r., four large balance margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, ex "Chappaqua", signed Calves, Yvert €800

450
275
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5025
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5025, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish Paper (17; Yvert 15), FRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish Paper (17; Yvert 15)FRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish Paper (17; Yvert 15). Full original gum, lightly hinged, full to mostly large margins all around, intensely rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine, an exceptionally fresh and choice example of this scarce stamp, with 1998 von der Weid certificate, Yvert €2,900

2,500
1,400
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5026
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5026, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish Paper (18; Yvert 16), FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish Paper (18; Yvert 16)FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish Paper (18; Yvert 16). Full original gum, large margins all around, fine impression, Very Fine and choice, signed Miro, A. Brun, Yvert €3,200

2,500
2,100
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5027
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5027, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1854, 80c Lake on Yellowish Paper (19 var; Yvert 17Aa), FRANCE, 1854, 80c Lake on Yellowish Paper (19 var; Yvert 17Aa)FRANCE, 1854, 80c Lake on Yellowish Paper (19 var; Yvert 17Aa). Full original gum, large margins all around, lovely rich color and a highly detailed impression, Very Fine, a scarce stamp with full original gum, signed Gilbert, Roumet, and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Yvert €3,200

3,600
4,000
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5028
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5028, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (20; Yvert 17B), FRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (20; Yvert 17B)FRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (20; Yvert 17B). Mint N.H., large to very large margins around, spectacularly bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a marvelous condition rarity, particularly in Mint N.H. condition, signed A. Diena and with 1995 Calves and 1999 P.F. certificates, Yvert as hinged €3,100, Scott Retail as hinged

2,400
3,500
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5029
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5029, 1853-60 Second Empire Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish Paper (21; Yvert 18a), FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish Paper (21; Yvert 18a)FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish Paper (21; Yvert 18a). Original gum which the accompanying certificate harshly calls "disturbed" (it has just been hinged a few times), uniformly large margins, intensely rich color and a superbly detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EYE-APPEALING ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1853 ONE-FRANC LAKE.

Signed A. Brun and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Yvert €11,500

9,500
4,250
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