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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 — French Equatorial Africa thru French Guinea

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
574
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 574, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 4c Magenta & Blue, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Unissued (36 var; Yvert 35 var), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 4c Magenta & Blue, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Unissued (36 var; Yvert 35 var)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 4c Magenta & Blue, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Unissued (36 var; Yvert 35 var). Typical colonial gum, brilliantly fresh color, Very Fine, a mere eight examples printed, we have been unable to find another example of this unlisted and unissued overprint even in major collections such as Wyer or Gilbert

E. 500-750
300
575
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 575, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 3fr Brown Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscription (73 var; Yvert Bloc 1a), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 3fr Brown Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscription (73 var; Yvert Bloc 1a)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 3fr Brown Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscription (73 var; Yvert Bloc 1a). Mint N.H., pristine and fresh, bold color, Extremely Fine, particularly rare to find a sheet in this marvelous never hinged condition, signed Renon, Yvert value

€ 1,920
900
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576
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 576, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (80a-88a, 83b, 93a, 128 var; Maury 87a-96a, 90 var, 108a-108b), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (80a-88a, 83b, 93a, 128 var; Maury 87a-96a, 90 var, 108a-108b)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (80a-88a, 83b, 93a, 128 var; Maury 87a-96a, 90 var, 108a-108b). Regular issue Mint N.H., varieties with typical colonial gum but with less severity than often seen, incl. thirteen errors such as double overprints of 1c-35c, 4c with inverted overprint and No. 128 (Maury 90) with unlisted double overprint (uncounted in our totals), one inverted, 1c double is particularly scarce with only 50 printed, fresh colors throughout, Very Fine, Maury €1,617

1,395
475
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577
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 577, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Varieties (89-92 vars, 94-125 vars; Maury 97a-107a, 109a-124a, 127b-135), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Varieties (89-92 vars, 94-125 vars; Maury 97a-107a, 109a-124a, 127b-135)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Varieties (89-92 vars, 94-125 vars; Maury 97a-107a, 109a-124a, 127b-135). Complete normal set, containing 47 errors such as double, inverted and double, fourteen of which are unlisted in Maury (not counted in our catalogue value) which are mostly double, one inverted and Maury 118 with double overprint, much is Mint N.H. and a fair number of the errors with typical colonial gum (far less extent than often seen), Maury 114a is only used example, also incl. Surcharged issue, both with listed double and 75c on 50c with unlisted double, one inverted, Very Fine, remarkably of the Maury listed unused errors, there are only nine which are missing for completion, an opportunity which may not present itself again for many years, various errors signed by respected authorities, Maury value

€ 5,317
1,500
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578
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 578, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre Overprints, Small "L" Variety (89/125 vars; Maury 98c/131b), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre Overprints, Small "L" Variety (89/125 vars; Maury 98c/131b)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre Overprints, Small "L" Variety (89/125 vars; Maury 98c/131b). 26 examples, comprising of a complete collection of this variety, Maury 130 and 135 are not listed in Maury (therefore not counted in our total), some in singles and others vertical se-tenant pairs, Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, also incl. six values of "Afrique Francaise Libre" overprint with Broken "F" variety in se-tenant pairs which are also unlisted in Maury, Very Fine, Maury value

€ 949
200
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579
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 579, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Broken "R" Variety (91/124 vars; Yvert 105/123 vars, 129/138 vars), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Broken "R" Variety (91/124 vars; Yvert 105/123 vars, 129/138 vars)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 30c-20fr Pictorials, "Libre" Overprint, Broken "R" Variety (91/124 vars; Yvert 105/123 vars, 129/138 vars). 22 different examples in both red and black overprints, matching top left corner margin singles showing the clear letter flaw, Mint N.H., Very Fine, unlisted in Yvert or Maury

E. 200-300
100
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580
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 580, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (133-141 vars; Maury 136b-144f), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (133-141 vars; Maury 136b-144f)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1c-35c Pictorials, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (133-141 vars; Maury 136b-144f). Contains 23 varieties plus the normal issued set, varieties such as wide-spaced, double, inverted overprints etc., incl. Maury 137 double, one inverted and 141 inverted both of which are unlisted (not counted), mostly either Mint N.H. or slight colonial gum disturbance, 10c inverted is only used example, Maury 139d with tear (of little significance), fresh colors, Very Fine, some signed by respected authorities, unused items which catalogue only as used are catalogued as such for simplicity purposes, Maury value

€ 2,210
600
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581
 
French Equatorial Africa Used "Libre" Overprint Collection Balance. Consisting of both used sets with some tied to small pieces and Air Post postal history, five covers, particularly rare and desirable errors incl. No. 140a, PA15b, PA17a each on cover plus a set of Yvert 140A-140D on picture post cards, stamps catalogue €1,715 plus the stamps on cover alone catalogue an additional €1,940 as used singles, mostly Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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582
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 582, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1957, 1fr-4f Animals, Collective Block (Maury BS5), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1957, 1fr-4f Animals, Collective Block (Maury BS5)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1957, 1fr-4f Animals, Collective Block (Maury BS5). Mint N.H., bright and fresh colors, Very Fine

€ 500
190
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583
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 583, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1939, 2.25f+2fr Blue, Country Name Omitted (B8 var; Yvert 76a), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1939, 2.25f+2fr Blue, Country Name Omitted (B8 var; Yvert 76a)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1939, 2.25f+2fr Blue, Country Name Omitted (B8 var; Yvert 76a). Lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, bright fresh color, Very Fine, a scarce and striking error, signed A. Brun, Yvert value

€ 350
150
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584
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 584, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9-C16; Yvert PA14-PA21), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9-C16; Yvert PA14-PA21)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9-C16; Yvert PA14-PA21). Neatly arranged and tied by Brazzaville double-circle datestamp on registered 1942 cover to New York, censor handstamp at bottom, Miami transit and New York arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce set on cover

E. 300-400
375
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585
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 585, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Posts, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (C9-C16 vars; Maury 10b-14c, 15c-17), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Posts, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (C9-C16 vars; Maury 10b-14c, 15c-17)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940-41, 1.50fr-10fr on 2.50fr Air Posts, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Varieties (C9-C16 vars; Maury 10b-14c, 15c-17). Normal set along with nine varieties incl. all unsurcharged inverted (4.5fr and 6.5fr unlisted and not counted in our totals) and 2.50fr, 4.50fr and 6.50fr with double overprints, with 50fr on 10.75fr missing surcharge and overprint in black (Maury 14c), some Mint N.H. and a few with typical colonial gum, fresh colors, Very Fine, high values mostly signed Roumet and/or other respected authorities, Maury value

€ 6,295
1,600
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586
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 586, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9; Yvert PA14), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9; Yvert PA14)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1941, 1.50fr Air Post, "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C9; Yvert PA14). Vertical cross-gutter pair, each with clear strike of "Brazzaville, Moyen Congo, 3 Oct. 41" circular datestamp, exceedingly well-centered, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, signed A. Brun, Yvert €540

500
100
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587
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 587, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr Air Post, Inverted "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C10b; Yvert PA15a), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr Air Post, Inverted "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C10b; Yvert PA15a)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr Air Post, Inverted "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint (C10b; Yvert PA15a). Used with normal 2.50fr, tied by "Port Gentil, A.E.F. 13 Mars. 41" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Douala, Cameroun, censor tape and control handstamp at left, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, an interesting cover, ex Wyer

E. 200-300
130
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588
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 588, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr-50fr on 10.75fr "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Wide and Normal Spacing (C10 var, C12-C15 vars; Yvert PA15 var, PA17-PA19 vars, PA21 var), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr-50fr on 10.75fr "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Wide and Normal Spacing (C10 var, C12-C15 vars; Yvert PA15 var, PA17-PA19 vars, PA21 var)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1940, 2.50fr-50fr on 10.75fr "Afrique Francaise Libre" Overprint, Wide and Normal Spacing (C10 var, C12-C15 vars; Yvert PA15 var, PA17-PA19 vars, PA21 var). Se-tenant vertical pairs of each of the 1940 values, the top stamps normal and the bottom with wide spacing between "Afrique" and "Francaise", 6.50fr lightly hinged, 50fr on 10.75fr with slight tropicalization, others Mint N.H., Very Fine and scarce, unlisted in Scott, Yvert or Maury

E. 150-200
70
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589
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 589, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1943, 1.50fr-50fr Vichy Air Post, Varieties (C23A-C23L vars; Maury PA30-PA41D), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1943, 1.50fr-50fr Vichy Air Post, Varieties (C23A-C23L vars; Maury PA30-PA41D)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1943, 1.50fr-50fr Vichy Air Post, Varieties (C23A-C23L vars; Maury PA30-PA41D). Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, contains fourteen varieties incl. values omitted, values doubled, additional colors, and value omitted additional colors with catalogue values to €250 each, particularly fresh overall, Very Fine, a scarce opportunity to find so many of these errors, Maury value

€ 1,846
400
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590
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 590, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 1fr-3fr Postage Dues, "Fr" With Complete Horizontal Lines (J9-J11 vars; Yvert TT9a-TT11a), FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 1fr-3fr Postage Dues, "Fr" With Complete Horizontal Lines (J9-J11 vars; Yvert TT9a-TT11a)FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, 1937, 1fr-3fr Postage Dues, "Fr" With Complete Horizontal Lines (J9-J11 vars; Yvert TT9a-TT11a). Mint N.H. set of the three high values, the only values that come in this printing, well-centered, rich colors, Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 720
325
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591
og
French Equatorial Africa Unused Collection Balance, 1936-1958. Well-filled with the exception of the 1940 "Libre" overprint period which is offered separately, some better highlights incl. Yvert 140A-140D two sets on card with one set showing the fancy "2" variety and 165-166 in matching vertical cross gutter pair, errors and varieties approach 40% of the catalogue value listed with values exceeding €300, overall condition is mostly Mint N.H. except some errors which are lightly hinged, Very Fine and pristine, Yvert value

€ 4,035
650
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592
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 592, French Equatorial Africa thru French GuineaFRENCH GUIANA, 1941, 1fr+1fr Blue, Error of Color (B9 var; Yvert 169b), FRENCH GUIANA, 1941, 1fr+1fr Blue, Error of Color (B9 var; Yvert 169b)FRENCH GUIANA, 1941, 1fr+1fr Blue, Error of Color (B9 var; Yvert 169b). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, bright color on pristine white paper, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this color error, Yvert value

€ 540
110
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593
og
French Guiana and Inini Unused Collections, 1892-1947. Each complete for the period, almost everything is Mint N.H. with the exception of the Navigation Issue and a few others, Inini is entirely Mint N.H., with Back-of-Book such as Air Posts incl. "France Libre" Overprints (Maury 29A-29H) as well as a few errors which are Yvert 73a, 97a, 98a and 98b, wonderfully fresh throughout and mostly above the norm of what is typically seen, nearly all Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 3,734
800
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594
og
French Guinea Unused Collection, 1892-1944. Only missing 40c and 75c from Navigation Issue for completion, almost entirely Mint N.H. from 1913 Issue onwards, earlier period mix of mostly lightly hinged and some Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered throughout which is far better than is typically seen from this area, fresh colors, Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 1,981
375
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