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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — France

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
488
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 488, FranceFRANCE, 1900-29, 1c-20fr Type Blanc (109-132; Yvert 107-123, 143-145, 206-208, 233, 240), FRANCE, 1900-29, 1c-20fr Type Blanc (109-132; Yvert 107-123, 143-145, 206-208, 233, 240)FRANCE, 1900-29, 1c-20fr Type Blanc (109-132; Yvert 107-123, 143-145, 206-208, 233, 240). Mint N.H., magnificent centering throughout, wonderfully fresh colors, couple signed in pencil, additionally incl. 10c and 25c with numeral printed separately (116a, 119a) and -1/2c on 1c Newspaper (P7; Yvert 157) for completion

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE NEVER-HINGED SET OF THE 1900-29 TYPE BLANC ISSUE OF FRANCE.

Each of these values were hand-selected over the course of many years for their pristine condition. Yvert recognizes the difficulty in centering by adding 50%-75% to their price (not counted by us).

25c signed Calves and 50c signed Roumet. Yvert €6,460.95

5,132
1,300
489
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 489, FranceFRANCE, 1902, 10c-30c Type Mouchon (133-137; Yvert 124-128), FRANCE, 1902, 10c-30c Type Mouchon (133-137; Yvert 124-128)FRANCE, 1902, 10c-30c Type Mouchon (133-137; Yvert 124-128). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered for this issue, brilliant colors, Very Fine, a choice set, 30c with 1988 Laroze certificate, Yvert €2,185

1,377
450
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490
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 490, FranceFRANCE, 1903-38, 10c-1fr Sower (138-154; Yvert 129-133, 161, 197-205, 234, 362), FRANCE, 1903-38, 10c-1fr Sower (138-154; Yvert 129-133, 161, 197-205, 234, 362)FRANCE, 1903-38, 10c-1fr Sower (138-154; Yvert 129-133, 161, 197-205, 234, 362). Mint N.H., fantastic centering overall, beautiful colors, with additional 15c in Olive (Yvert 130c), Very Fine and choice, key 30c example signed J.F. Brun, Yvert €1,275.60

940
225
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491
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 491, FranceFRANCE, 1924-26, 10c Green (163 var; Yvert 188A), FRANCE, 1924-26, 10c Green (163 var; Yvert 188A)FRANCE, 1924-26, 10c Green (163 var; Yvert 188A). Mint N.H., selvage at bottom with "Mineraline" inscription, remarkably well-centered, warm rich color, Very Fine and choice, a particularly scarce stamp, Yvert value

€ 725
160
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492
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 492, FranceFRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182), FRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182)FRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182). Mint N.H., marvelously well-centered amid balanced margins, bold colors on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, while never hinged examples are available finding an example this well-centered is especially challenging, signed Roumet, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Yvert €925

825
225
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493
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 493, FranceFRANCE, 1925, 20fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (226; Yvert Bloc 1), FRANCE, 1925, 20fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (226; Yvert Bloc 1)FRANCE, 1925, 20fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (226; Yvert Bloc 1). Mint N.H., impressively fresh and without the usual creases, bends and other flaws which typically plague this large format souvenir sheet, Extremely Fine, an especially choice sheet which is about as nice an example you can expect to find, ex J & J Collection, Yvert €5,500

3,750
1,300
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494
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 494, FranceFRANCE, 1927, 15fr Strasbourg Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2), FRANCE, 1927, 15fr Strasbourg Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2)FRANCE, 1927, 15fr Strasbourg Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2). Mint N.H., fresh colors, typical small natural gum crease at top, otherwise Very Fine, Yvert €3,500

2,300
600
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495
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 495, FranceFRANCE, 1929, 2fr Le Havre (246; Yvert 257A), FRANCE, 1929, 2fr Le Havre (246; Yvert 257A)FRANCE, 1929, 2fr Le Havre (246; Yvert 257A). Mint N.H., magnificently well-centered within wide margins, bold color on pristine paper, Extremely Fine, a Gem stamp in every regard which Yvert gives a 60% premium for well-centered (not counted), ex Higgins, signed J.F. Brun and Roumet, Yvert €1,600

1,325
650
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496
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 496, FranceFRANCE, 1930, 3fr Dark Gray, Die III (247B; Yvert 259b), FRANCE, 1930, 3fr Dark Gray, Die III (247B; Yvert 259b)FRANCE, 1930, 3fr Dark Gray, Die III (247B; Yvert 259b). Mint N.H., exceptional centering amid wide margins, bold color and sharp impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, Yvert €800

600
375
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497
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 497, FranceFRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A), FRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A)FRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered, warm rich color, sharp impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, Yvert €575

500
150
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498
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 498, FranceFRANCE, 1932, 20fr Bright Red Brown, Die II (254; Yvert 262B), FRANCE, 1932, 20fr Bright Red Brown, Die II (254; Yvert 262B)FRANCE, 1932, 20fr Bright Red Brown, Die II (254; Yvert 262B). Mint N.H., flawlessly centered, warm rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, a difficult stamp to find so choice and in never hinged condition, Yvert €2,400

1,650
900
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499
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 499, FranceFRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III (254A; Yvert 262), FRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III (254A; Yvert 262)FRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III (254A; Yvert 262). Mint N.H., precisely centered, gorgeous color with detailed impression, Extremely Fine, Yvert €550

450
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500
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 500, FranceFRANCE, 1937, 1fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (329; Yvert Bloc 3), FRANCE, 1937, 1fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (329; Yvert Bloc 3)FRANCE, 1937, 1fr Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet (329; Yvert Bloc 3). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and free from any faults, Very Fine and choice, Yvert €800

700
325
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501
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 501, FranceFRANCE, 1942, 25c-2.50fr Marianne Free French Government (Yvert 701A-701F), FRANCE, 1942, 25c-2.50fr Marianne Free French Government (Yvert 701A-701F)FRANCE, 1942, 25c-2.50fr Marianne Free French Government (Yvert 701A-701F). Mint N.H., both issued sets of three, fresh colors, wonderfully well-centered, 1fr of cheaper set with trivial light bend, Very Fine and surprisingly scarce, most signed Roumet and 2.50fr "France" with 1990 Roumet certificate (with selvage attached), Yvert value

€ 960
225
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502
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 502, FranceFRANCE, 1962, 20c+10c Dark Brown, 25c+10c Gray, Red Cross (Yvert Carnet 2011a), FRANCE, 1962, 20c+10c Dark Brown, 25c+10c Gray, Red Cross (Yvert Carnet 2011a)FRANCE, 1962, 20c+10c Dark Brown, 25c+10c Gray, Red Cross (Yvert Carnet 2011a). Unexploded booklet, Mint N.H., contains the scarce second printing shades most noticeable on 25c which is gray rather than green, Very Fine and scarce, Yvert value

€ 925
150
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