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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 India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
595
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 595, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1903, 5c on 25c to 40c on 50c Surcharges (20-23; Yvert 20-23), FRENCH INDIA, 1903, 5c on 25c to 40c on 50c Surcharges (20-23; Yvert 20-23)FRENCH INDIA, 1903, 5c on 25c to 40c on 50c Surcharges (20-23; Yvert 20-23). Original gum, mostly lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered overall, fresh colors, Very Fine, 10c ex Wyer, 5c signed Marquelet, 10c signed Roumet and 40c signed Calves, Yvert €1,535

1,425
600
596
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 596, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Overprint (116; Yvert 131), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Overprint (116; Yvert 131)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Overprint (116; Yvert 131). Lightly hinged, bright colors, Very Fine, a particularly elusive stamp, signed Roumet, Yvert €1,700

1,600
650
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597
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 597, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, Inverted "France Libre" Overprint (116a var; Yvert 131b var), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, Inverted "France Libre" Overprint (116a var; Yvert 131b var)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, Inverted "France Libre" Overprint (116a var; Yvert 131b var). Mint N.H. with slightly brownish original gum as often seen, bright colors, Very Fine, ex Wyer, signed A. Brun and Calves, the blue overprint is often seen with inverted surcharge but unlisted in Scott or Yvert and therefore catalogued as normal, Yvert €1,950, Scott value as hinged

1,400
1,200
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598
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 598, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Carmine Overprint (116b; Yvert 131a), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Carmine Overprint (116b; Yvert 131a)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2fa9ca on 25c Ultramarine & Fawn, "France Libre" Carmine Overprint (116b; Yvert 131a). Mint N.H., impeccably centered amid exceedingly wide margins, bright fresh color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-FANONS 9-CACHES TWO-LINE "FRANCE LIBRE" IN CARMINE.

Examples with pristine never hinged gum are true condition rarities. A collector could search decades for an example and never encounter another that is equal to the one offered here.

Signed Calves. Yvert €3,120

2,100
2,500
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599
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 599, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2ca-5r Pictorials with "France Libre" Overprint (117-134; Yvert 132-150), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2ca-5r Pictorials with "France Libre" Overprint (117-134; Yvert 132-150)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 2ca-5r Pictorials with "France Libre" Overprint (117-134; Yvert 132-150). Mint N.H., the key 18ca value lightly hinged (if at all), mostly well-centered with the 18ca particularly so, fresh colors, Very Fine, a scarce set to find in this condition, 18ca signed Calves and Roumet, Yvert €883.50

788
475
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600
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 600, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 3ca-5r Pictorials, "France Libre" Inverted Overprints (117-134 vars; Maury 128a-133a, 135a, 137a-139a, 141a-143a, 145a-150a), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 3ca-5r Pictorials, "France Libre" Inverted Overprints (117-134 vars; Maury 128a-133a, 135a, 137a-139a, 141a-143a, 145a-150a)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 3ca-5r Pictorials, "France Libre" Inverted Overprints (117-134 vars; Maury 128a-133a, 135a, 137a-139a, 141a-143a, 145a-150a). Complete set of nineteen values, Mint N.H. except for key 18ca value which is lightly hinged and 2ca which is used, unusually fresh with strong colors

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1941 "FRANCE LIBRE" PICTORIALS WITH INVERTED OVERPRINTS.

The difficulty in obtaining a complete set in any condition is something which should not be underestimated.

All but 2ca is ex Wyer. Other than 2ca and 18ca, each signed Behr and Calves. 18ca signed Roumet. Maury value

€ 5,755
4,000
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601
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 601, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 18ca Brown Red & Vermilion, "France Libre" Overprint (123A; Yvert 139), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 18ca Brown Red & Vermilion, "France Libre" Overprint (123A; Yvert 139)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 18ca Brown Red & Vermilion, "France Libre" Overprint (123A; Yvert 139). Well-centered, clear but unobtrusive Pondicherry double-circle datestamp at top left, bold colors, Very Fine, Yvert €760

675
550
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602
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 602, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition, "France Libre" Overprint in Red and Blue Overprints, Normal and Inverted (135-139 vars; 151-156, 151a-156a), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition, "France Libre" Overprint in Red and Blue Overprints, Normal and Inverted (135-139 vars; 151-156, 151a-156a)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition, "France Libre" Overprint in Red and Blue Overprints, Normal and Inverted (135-139 vars; 151-156, 151a-156a). Mostly Mint N.H., a couple lightly hinged, only 2fa12ca inverted is used on piece and additional example of 8ca diagonal in carmine, also with Maury-only listed varieties such as 1fa12ca inverted and 8ca inverted two-line in carmine, fresh and Very Fine, an interesting and rare group, most ex Wyer, many signed Calves, Brun or Behr, Yvert and Maury value

€ 3,102
1,400
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603
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 603, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca Violet, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (135 var; Yvert 156b), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca Violet, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (135 var; Yvert 156b)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 8ca Violet, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (135 var; Yvert 156b). Barest trace of hinging, well-centered, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, the rarest error of the "France Libre" overprints on the Paris Exposition Issue, ex Wyer, signed A. Brun and Roumet, Yvert value

€ 1,000
800
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604
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 604, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2). Mint N.H., beautiful color, trivial small inclusion at top, Very Fine and scarce, only 775 examples overprinted, Yvert €1,170, Scott Retail as hinged

800
700
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605
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 605, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140a; Yvert BF3), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140a; Yvert BF3)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa "France Libre" Souvenir Sheet (140a; Yvert BF3). Mint N.H., particularly fresh and pristine, Very Fine, only 495 copies were overprinted and seldom offered Mint N.H., Yvert €1,430

1,000
1,000
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606
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 606, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1942, 2ca Violet Brown & Black, "France Libre" Overprint Varieties (157a, 157 vars; Yvert 177a-177c), FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 2ca Violet Brown & Black, "France Libre" Overprint Varieties (157a, 157 vars; Yvert 177a-177c)FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 2ca Violet Brown & Black, "France Libre" Overprint Varieties (157a, 157 vars; Yvert 177a-177c). Three, each of the Yvert listed varieties of "France Libre" only in black, overprint in black and overprint in blue, each tied to small piece with Pondicherry double-circle datestamps, Very Fine, a scarce trio, Yvert value

€ 1,210
900
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607
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 607, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Gray Green & Green, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (159 var; Yvert 179b; Maury 203b), FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Gray Green & Green, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (159 var; Yvert 179b; Maury 203b)FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Gray Green & Green, "France Libre" Overprint in Black (159 var; Yvert 179b; Maury 203b). Lightly hinged, wonderful centering, fresh colors, Very Fine, unpriced in Yvert, Maury value

€ 800
700
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608
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 608, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition and World's Fair with "France Libre" Overprint (177-183; Yvert 171-176, 183), FRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition and World's Fair with "France Libre" Overprint (177-183; Yvert 171-176, 183)FRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition and World's Fair with "France Libre" Overprint (177-183; Yvert 171-176, 183). Tied by three strikes of "Inde Francaise, Pondicherry 5.2.1943" double-circle datestamps on unadddressed cover, Very Fine, a rare cover, just the key 16ca catalogues $1,300.00 (€1,500) used, ex Wyer

E. 500-750
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609
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 609, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (177-181; Yvert 171-174, 183), FRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (177-181; Yvert 171-174, 183)FRENCH INDIA, 1942-43, 8ca-2fa12ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (177-181; Yvert 171-174, 183). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and well-centered, the key 16ca value especially pristine, Extremely Fine, Yvert €1,524, Scott Retail as hinged

1,329
500
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610
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 610, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1942, 16ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (179; Yvert 172), FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 16ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (179; Yvert 172)FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 16ca Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint (179; Yvert 172). Well-centered, bold color and sharp impression, neat Pondicherry double-circle datestamp at top, Extremely Fine, rarely offered postally used, signed A. Brun, Yvert €1,500

1,300
900
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611
 
French India Used "France Libre" Overprint Balance. Most of the value centering around the 1941 "France Libre" with no cross (Yvert Ty. e) with inverted overprints that are only listed in Maury, also incl. a couple sets and singles with Yvert Ty. g overprints in sub-listed colors, plus three covers with near complete double cross overprint (missing top values) and not counted in catalogue value, Very Fine, Yvert and Maury values

€ 2,252
1,700
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612
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 612, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1944, 5f+20fr Dark Olive Brown, Unissued Value (Yvert 233A), FRENCH INDIA, 1944, 5f+20fr Dark Olive Brown, Unissued Value (Yvert 233A)FRENCH INDIA, 1944, 5f+20fr Dark Olive Brown, Unissued Value (Yvert 233A). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color on pristine white paper, Very Fine and fresh, an unissued stamp which is seldom offered

€ 690
200
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613
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 613, French IndiaFRENCH INDIA, 1915-16, 10c+5c Red Cross Surcharges, Varieties (B1-B4 vars; Yvert 43a, 45a-45b, 47a, 47d-47de), FRENCH INDIA, 1915-16, 10c+5c Red Cross Surcharges, Varieties (B1-B4 vars; Yvert 43a, 45a-45b, 47a, 47d-47de)FRENCH INDIA, 1915-16, 10c+5c Red Cross Surcharges, Varieties (B1-B4 vars; Yvert 43a, 45a-45b, 47a, 47d-47de). Incl. double and inverted surcharges, among others, lightly hinged or small h.r., fresh colors, 45a with trivial tone spot on gum, 47de with toned gum, Very Fine, scarce group of these popular errors, 43a signed Calves, Yvert value

€ 1,255
375
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614
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French India Unused Balance, 1892-1952. Beginning with the first issue onwards through the end, majority of the value lies in the "France Libre" overprints incl. various overprint errors and varieties cataloguing as much as a few hundred euros each, the overall quality of which is far better than typically seen for this colony which is often plagued with brownish and colonial gum, while unavoidable this collection has far less than most we have seen with much being lightly or Mint N.H., also incl. Yvert 131b which is unused and has a thin (uncounted in our total), much is Very Fine or better, Yvert value

€ 6,570
3,500
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