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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 Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic Territories

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
615
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 615, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose (B3; Yvert 56), FRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose (B3; Yvert 56)FRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose (B3; Yvert 56). Tied by well-struck "Oudjda, Maroc, 14-9 14" circular datestamp on large piece, brilliant color, Very Fine, a handsome and collectible piece, ex Pearls of Arabia, signed Roumet, with 2009 du Vachat, Yvert €1,400

1,300
400
616
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 616, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose, Carmine Surcharge (B5; Yvert 58), FRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose, Carmine Surcharge (B5; Yvert 58)FRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose, Carmine Surcharge (B5; Yvert 58). Lightly hinged, exceptional centering which is rarely found on this difficult stamp, bright color on fresh white paper, Very Fine, Yvert €510

475
200
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617
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 617, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH MOROCCO, 1931, 1fr on 1.40fr Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; Yvert PA32a), FRENCH MOROCCO, 1931, 1fr on 1.40fr Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; Yvert PA32a)FRENCH MOROCCO, 1931, 1fr on 1.40fr Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; Yvert PA32a). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, bold fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, scarce this choice, signed A. Brun, Yvert €456

650
160
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618
og
French Morocco Unused Collection, 1891-1956. Mostly complete during this time frame and missing only the rarities, original gum throughout with a surprising amount Mint N.H. incl. some of the key singles and sets, incl. Back-of-Book Semi-Postals, Air Posts, Postage Dues and even collective block sheets, collection contains a number of better items such as Yvert 11-17, 63-79 (particularly rare in superb quality), PA4, PA89-PA92, TT1-TT5, TT6-TT9 and even a couple errors (Yvert 126a-127a), recreating the quality maintained in this collection would be a surprisingly difficult task to undertake as this was constantly upgraded over the course of many years, generally Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Yvert value

€ 7,053
950
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619
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 619, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH OCEANIA, 1915, 10c+5c Rose & Orange, Inverted Surcharge (B2c; Yvert 40a), FRENCH OCEANIA, 1915, 10c+5c Rose & Orange, Inverted Surcharge (B2c; Yvert 40a)FRENCH OCEANIA, 1915, 10c+5c Rose & Orange, Inverted Surcharge (B2c; Yvert 40a). H.r., wonderful centering, particularly fresh colors on pristine paper, fresh and Very Fine, an undervalued error in Scott, signed Champion, Yvert €430

300
140
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620
og
French Oceania and French Polynesia Exceptional Unused Collection, 1892-1992. Appearing complete for this 100 year period from the Navigation Issue thru 1992, just about entirely Mint N.H. from the 1920s onwards, exceptionally fresh incl. the earlier periods with particularly well-centered examples, with Back-of-Book Semi-Postals, Air Posts and Postage Dues, the overall quality of this collection cannot be overstated which took Dr. Killien many decades to complete to his high standards in which he would rather just leave a space empty than place a space-filler that didn't meet his expectations, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Yvert value

€ 8,907
1,300
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621
c
French Polynesia First Day Cover Collection, 1958-1992. Total of 398 covers in five cover binders, laid out in order of Scott number, filled with many complete sets on matching covers and incl. Air Posts, most with cachets, Very Fine, an attractive assemblage of covers

E. 150-200
0
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622
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 622, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, 1948, 100fr Brown, Air Post (Madagascar C54; Yvert PA1), FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, 1948, 100fr Brown, Air Post (Madagascar C54; Yvert PA1)FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, 1948, 100fr Brown, Air Post (Madagascar C54; Yvert PA1). Air Post issue of Madagascar overprinted "Terre Adelie Dumont Durville 1840", tied by "Terre Adelie Antactique 24-1 1952" circular datestamp on cover to Paris, second strike of circular datestamp at left, also with "Expedition Antarctique Francaise" three-line handstamp, boxed "Base Pointe Geologie 1951/1952" handstamp, also with expedition backstamp, Very Fine and choice, a very rare usage, the main base at Port Martin, Adelie Land burned down on June 21, 1952, five members remained at Geology Point and one of them sent this cover to their Paris office, a remarkable artifact, ex J&J Collection

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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623
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 623, French Morocco thru French Southern & Antarctic TerritoriesFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1969, 87fr Concorde, Unissued Value (C18 Footnote; Yvert PA19a), FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1969, 87fr Concorde, Unissued Value (C18 Footnote; Yvert PA19a)FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1969, 87fr Concorde, Unissued Value (C18 Footnote; Yvert PA19a). Mint N.H., well-centered, fresh color and sharp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE AND INCONIC EXAMPLE OF THE 1969 87-FRANCS CONCORDE UNISSUED VALUE. ONLY A SINGLE PANE OF 50 WAS RELEASED. THE KEY STAMP OF THE TERRITORY.

Signed Calves. Yvert €7,000

7,000
2,700
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624
nh
French Southern & Antarctic Territories Complete Unused Collection, 1955-1993. Exceptionally fresh and pristine throughout with everything Mint N.H. incl. Back-of-Book Air Posts, bright colors as is associated with this very attractive Territory, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an opportunity to acquire the complete Territory intact, all in exceptional quality, Yvert value

€ 5,567
800
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625
 
French Southern & Antarctic Territory Early Used Collection. 32 different stamps, each with clear circular datestamps, a few on small pieces, incl. Yvert 1-18 and PA1-PA5, Very Fine and scarce, Yvert value

€ 960
110
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626
c
French Southern & Antarctic Territory First Day Cover Collection, 1957-1988. 163 covers within two cover albums, begins with the 1957 Geophysical Year stamp, no duplication and many different sets and singles incl. Air Posts, nearly all with cachets, Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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