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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 13 November, 2013

Category — 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5033
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5033, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1862, 1c Olive on Pale Blue Paper (22; Yvert 19), FRANCE, 1862, 1c Olive on Pale Blue Paper (22; Yvert 19)FRANCE, 1862, 1c Olive on Pale Blue Paper (22; Yvert 19). Horizontal strip of three, Mint N.H., exceptionally well centered, intensely rich color, Extremely Fine, catalogue values are for hinged, Yvert €690

480
350
5034
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5034, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1862, 5c Yellow Green on Greenish Paper (23; Yvert 20), FRANCE, 1862, 5c Yellow Green on Greenish Paper (23; Yvert 20)FRANCE, 1862, 5c Yellow Green on Greenish Paper (23; Yvert 20). Original gum, bright color, uncharacteristically well centered, Very Fine and choice, signed Roumet, Yvert €330

375
180
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5035
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5035, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (25; Yvert 21), FRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (25; Yvert 21)FRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (25; Yvert 21). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well centered, fresh color, Very Fine, a challenging stamp to find in this select original gum condition, signed Calves and with 2003 P.F. certificate, Yvert €2,000

1,600
550
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5036
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5036, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish Paper (27; Yvert 23), FRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish Paper (27; Yvert 23)FRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish Paper (27; Yvert 23). Original gum, uncharacteristically well centered, bright color, Extremely Fine, rarely encountered in this premium quality, signed Calves and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Yvert €2,250

1,400
1,500
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5037
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5037, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Bright Rose on Pinkish Paper (28a; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Bright Rose on Pinkish Paper (28a; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Bright Rose on Pinkish Paper (28a; Yvert 24). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually bright color, certificate notes a tiny perforation scuff at bottom that is quite insignificant, Very Fine, signed Calves and with 2009 P.F. certificate, Yvert €1,800

1,500
850
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5038
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5038, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28A), FRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28A)FRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28A). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering, fresh color, full intact perforations, Extremely Fine, a remarkably choice stamp, ex "Chappaqua", signed Calves, Yvert €700

325
450
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5039
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5039, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue on Bluish Paper, Type I (33 var; Yvert 29A), FRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue on Bluish Paper, Type I (33 var; Yvert 29A)FRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue on Bluish Paper, Type I (33 var; Yvert 29A). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine, signed Roumet, Yvert value

425
190
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5040
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5040, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish Paper (34; Yvert 30), FRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish Paper (34; Yvert 30)FRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish Paper (34; Yvert 30). Original gum, lightly hinged, remarkably well centered, rich color and a sharp impression, Extremely Fine, actually a truly rare stamp in this exceptional quality, ex "Chappaqua", signed Calves, Yvert €1,100

750
800
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5041
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5041, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (36; Yvert 32), FRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (36; Yvert 32)FRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish Paper (36; Yvert 32). Original gum, lightly hinged, well centered, rich vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, Yvert €1,400

1,000
325
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5042
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5042, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender Paper (37; Yvert 33), FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender Paper (37; Yvert 33)FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender Paper (37; Yvert 33). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, bright fresh color, full intact perforations all around, small natural paper inclusion at top right

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY MINT N.H. 1869 5-FRANC NAPOLEON.

The 5-Franc Napoleon is the most popular classic stamp of France. Due to it's larger size, both unused and used copies are usually encountered with faults, and unused copies often lack all or most of the original gum. To find an example such as this, in Mint Never Hinged condition, is incredibly rare.

Signed Calves and with his clear 1985 certificate, as well as a 1999 P.F. certificate. Catalogue values are for hinged. Yvert €8,250

6,000
7,500
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5043
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Sale Number 1058, Lot Number 5043, 1861-71 Perforated Napoleon IssueFRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b), FRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b)FRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b). Original gum, 1c h.r., others mostly lightly hinged, full to large margins around, a Very Fine and well-matched set, this series of stamps was authorized solely for use by the Rothschild banker to use on his correspondence, 1c signed A. Brun, 10c with 1990 P.F. certificate, Yvert €4,150

2,900
1,900
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