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Sale 1091 — The David B. Markowitz Collection of France and French Colonies

Sale Date — Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Category — France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 1, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1), FRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1)FRANCE, 1850, 10c Bister on Yellowish (1; Yvert 1). Original gum, minor h.r., full to mostly very large margins, fresh color and a crisp impression, Very Fine, an especially choice original gum example of France No. 1, signed Calves and with 2008 Francois Feldman certificate, Yvert €2,750

2,000
850
2
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 2, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2), FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2; Yvert 2). Unused (no gum), three full margins, just touching the frameline at bottom left, deep rich color, clean impression

FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1849 FIFTEEN-CENTIMES GREEN.

Signed Calves and with 1985 P.F. certificate as the old Scott No. 2a. Yvert €10,000

11,500
1,300
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3
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 3, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish (3; Yvert 3), FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish (3; Yvert 3)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish (3; Yvert 3). Full original gum, deep shade, sharp impression, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 A.P.S. certificate, Yvert €600

400
400
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4
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 4, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b), FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Buff (3b; Yvert 3b). Original gum, h.r., full margins all around, crisp impression, Very Fine, Yvert €1,100

1,400
700
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5
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 5, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Bluish (6a; Yvert 4), FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Bluish (6a; Yvert 4)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Bluish (6a; Yvert 4). Original gum, trivial h.r., full margins all around, strong color and impression

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE ORIGINAL GUM STAMP.

Signed Bloch and with 2013 J.F. Brun certificate. Yvert €8,000

6,750
5,250
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 6, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4), FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue on Yellowish (6b; Yvert 4). Unused (no gum), three large margins, close at bottom, fresh color, detailed impression, Very Fine, signed Calves, Yvert €2,500

3,200
1,500
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 7, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5), FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5)FRANCE, 1850, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (7; Yvert 5). Original gum, lightly hinged, full margins all around, brilliant color and an excellent clarity of impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE ORIGINAL GUM 1859 FORTY-CENTIMES ORANGE.

Signed Friedl and Bernichon. Yvert €5,500

3,750
3,750
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 8, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1849, 1fr Brown Carmine (9b; Yvert 6B), FRANCE, 1849, 1fr Brown Carmine (9b; Yvert 6B)FRANCE, 1849, 1fr Brown Carmine (9b; Yvert 6B). Unused (no gum), ample to full margins all around, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1849 ONE-FRANC BROWN CARMINE.

Signed Bloch and with 1956 Friedl and 1984 Holcombe certificates. Yvert €5,000

6,600
5,250
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 9, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Dark Bister on Yellowish (10a; Yvert 9a). Unused (no gum), close to large margins, strong color, well-incised impression

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED 1852 TEN-CENTIMES DARK BISTER.

Signed Calves and with 2008 P.F. certificate. Yvert €12,000

16,000
2,200
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10
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 10, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10), FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10)FRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 10). Original gum, large margins, rich color and a crisp impression, Very Fine and quite choice, Yvert €5,000

3,100
950
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 11, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1860, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Ty. II (14c; Yvert 13B), FRANCE, 1860, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Ty. II (14c; Yvert 13B)FRANCE, 1860, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Ty. II (14c; Yvert 13B). Original gum, small h.r., four large and balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, signed A. Brun and with 1999 Behr certificate, Yvert €950

550
325
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 12, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish (17; Yvert 15), FRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish (17; Yvert 15)FRANCE, 1853, 25c Blue on Bluish (17; Yvert 15). Original gum, h.r., large balanced margins all around, strong color and a sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, signed A. Brun and with 2001 Roumet certificate, Yvert €3,200

2,500
1,600
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 13, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (18; Yvert 16), FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (18; Yvert 16)FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (18; Yvert 16). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful vibrant color, full to large margins all around, a Very Fine example of this scarce original gum stamp, with 2012 Roumet certificate, Yvert €3,500

2,500
2,300
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 14, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B), FRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B)FRANCE, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B). Original gum, lightly hinged, uniformly large margins all around, lovely rich color and a fine impression, Extremely Fine and choice, signed Calves, Yvert €3,500

2,400
1,600
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 15, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28B), FRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28B)FRANCE, 1867, 10c Bister on Yellowish Paper (32; Yvert 28B). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncharacteristically well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2010 Gautre certificate, Yvert €400

325
140
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Sale Number 1091, Lot Number 16, France 1849-50 Ceres and 1852-69 Napoleon IssuesFRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender (37; Yvert 33), FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender (37; Yvert 33)FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Gray Lilac on Lavender (37; Yvert 33). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, incredibly fresh, with deep luxuriant color and a highly detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT AND ONE OF THE VERY FEW MINT NEVER-HINGED 1869 FIVE-FRANC NAPOLEONS IN EXISTENCE. THE EPITOME OF A WORLD-CLASS CONDITION RARITY

With 2003 Behr certificate. The catalogue values are as hinged. Yvert €8,350

6,000
9,000
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