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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — France incl. Offices

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3722
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3722, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 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). Horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), large to ample margins all around, warm rich color, Very Fine, signed A. Brun and with 1980 Calves certificate, catalogued as singles, Yvert €2,700

2,700
650
3723
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3723, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2), FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2)FRANCE, 1849, 15c Green on Greenish (2). Unused (no gum), large margins to ample at top left, deep rich color, clean impression, light thin spot

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

Signed Calves. Yvert €10,000

11,750
750
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3724
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3724, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Black on Buff, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c; Yvert 3e), FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Black on Buff, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c; Yvert 3e)FRANCE, 1849-50, 20c Black on Buff, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c; Yvert 3e). Vertical pair, large balanced margins, intense shade, neat diamond grid cancel, light crease, one stamp expertly repaired (and attested to the fact in pen on reverse), Very Fine appearance, with 1984 Friedl certificate, Yvert €8,500

7,000
950
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3725
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3725, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1849, 1fr Vermilion on Yellowish (8; Yvert 7), FRANCE, 1849, 1fr Vermilion on Yellowish (8; Yvert 7)FRANCE, 1849, 1fr Vermilion on Yellowish (8; Yvert 7). Large margins due to rebacking, fresh color, neat lozenge cancel, Extremely Fine appearance, an affordable example of incredibly rare France first issue, with 1984 Raybaudi and E. Diena certificates as Yvert No. 7a (Bright Vermilion) and with 2016 Scheller certificate, Yvert €20,000, Scott Retail $15,000.00

E. 750-1,000
2,500
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3726
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3726, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9), FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9)FRANCE, 1852, 10c Pale Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 9). Unused (without gum), large at top and left, clear at right, just touching at bottom, multiple faults incl. thins and small pinhole at bottom, about Fine, an incredibly rare unused stamp, with 1985 Calves certificate, Scott Retail $15,000.00, Yvert €12,000

E. 750-1,000
350
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3727
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3727, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister, 20c Blue, 40c Orange, 80c Lake (14, 15, 18, 19; Yvert 13A, 14A, 16, 17B), FRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister, 20c Blue, 40c Orange, 80c Lake (14, 15, 18, 19; Yvert 13A, 14A, 16, 17B)FRANCE, 1853, 10c Bister, 20c Blue, 40c Orange, 80c Lake (14, 15, 18, 19; Yvert 13A, 14A, 16, 17B). Large margins to barely in, tied by "1495" lozenges, red "Le Havre 30 Juil 56" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to Vera Cruz, Mexico, red boxed "PP" handstamp, endorsed "Par Ceres" and carried by French Packet, bold "5" due marking, some slight wear incl. erosion spots in address, Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking

E. 750-1,000
800
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3728
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3728, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, tiny filled thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a scarce unused example of this French classic stamp, signed Calves and with 2007 J.F. Brun certificate, Yvert €8,350

6,000
800
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3729
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3729, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1870, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Report III (38; Yvert 39C), FRANCE, 1870, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Report III (38; Yvert 39C)FRANCE, 1870, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, Report III (38; Yvert 39C). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, large to full margins, incredibly bold color and fresh paper, Very Fine, ex "Derby" and Gross, Yvert €800, Scott Retail as singles

640
190
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3730
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3730, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1871, 10c on 10c Bister (49; Yvert 34), FRANCE, 1871, 10c on 10c Bister (49; Yvert 34)FRANCE, 1871, 10c on 10c Bister (49; Yvert 34). Large part original gum, typical centering for this, rich color, Fine, original-gum examples are scarce, signed Bloch, Yvert €2,850

1,900
650
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3731
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3731, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Tete-Beche Pair (54a; Yvert 36b), FRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Tete-Beche Pair (54a; Yvert 36b)FRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Yellowish, Tete-Beche Pair (54a; Yvert 36b). Horizontal pair arranged with head back-to-back, lightly cancelled, few small thins and light crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2016 Scheller certificate, Yvert €3,000

2,600
325
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3732
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3732, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Rose, Tete-Beche Pair (55a; Yvert 58c), FRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Rose, Tete-Beche Pair (55a; Yvert 58c)FRANCE, 1870, 10c Bister on Rose, Tete-Beche Pair (55a; Yvert 58c). Horizontal tete-beche pair arranged "back-to-back", cancelled by "1611" in diamond grid, rich color, a few separated perfs at top have been slightly reinforced, Fine, a scarce and attractive tete-beche pair, Yvert €2,750

2,100
600
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3733
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3733, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1876, 20c Red Brown on Straw, Imperforate (70a; Yvert 67a), FRANCE, 1876, 20c Red Brown on Straw, Imperforate (70a; Yvert 67a)FRANCE, 1876, 20c Red Brown on Straw, Imperforate (70a; Yvert 67a). Block of four, original gum, bottom pair lightly hinged, balanced margins all around, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, ex "Derby" and Gross, catalogued as singles, Yvert €2,600

1,700
600
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3734
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3734, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1880, 1c Black on Prussian Blue, Ty. II (87; Yvert 84), FRANCE, 1880, 1c Black on Prussian Blue, Ty. II (87; Yvert 84)FRANCE, 1880, 1c Black on Prussian Blue, Ty. II (87; Yvert 84). Lightly cancelled, typical centering for this scarce stamp, small repair at top left corner, otherwise Fine, an affordable example of this rare and often misidentified stamp, with 1999 Calves certificate, Yvert €6,000

5,500
750
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3735
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3735, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1878, 15c Blue on Bluish (92b; Yvert 90a), FRANCE, 1878, 15c Blue on Bluish (92b; Yvert 90a)FRANCE, 1878, 15c Blue on Bluish (92b; Yvert 90a). Mint N.H. top corner selvage single, deep rich color, Very Fine, a particularly handsome example, ex Gross, Yvert €700 as hinged

650
170
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3736
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3736, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1900, 2fr Gray Violet & Yellow (126; Yvert 122), FRANCE, 1900, 2fr Gray Violet & Yellow (126; Yvert 122)FRANCE, 1900, 2fr Gray Violet & Yellow (126; Yvert 122). Mint N.H., well-centered, bright fresh colors, Very Fine, a challenging stamp to find in Mint N.H. condition, ex Gross, signed Behr and with 1991 Behr certificate, Yvert €2,350

2,000
600
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3737
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3737, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1927, 3fr Bright Violet & Rose, Imperforate (129a, Yvert 240a), FRANCE, 1927, 3fr Bright Violet & Rose, Imperforate (129a, Yvert 240a)FRANCE, 1927, 3fr Bright Violet & Rose, Imperforate (129a, Yvert 240a). Mint N.H. wide top sheet margin single (hinged in selvage only), large to huge other sides, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, Yvert €850

700
350
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3738
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3738, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182), FRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182)FRANCE, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux (197; Yvert 182). Mint N.H., selvage at top, rich colors, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, Yvert €925

825
250
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3739
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3739, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 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., one small disturbance on stamp and couple minor wrinkles as usual, otherwise Very Fine, Yvert €5,500

3,750
550
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3740
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3740, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1927 15fr Strasbourg Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2), FRANCE, 1927 15fr Strasbourg Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2)FRANCE, 1927 15fr Strasbourg Souvenir Sheet (241; Yvert Bloc 2). Mint N.H., minute top right corner margin crease, otherwise Very Fine, Yvert €3,500

2,300
475
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3741
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3741, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1932, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262), FRANCE, 1932, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262)FRANCE, 1932, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, attractive multiple, catalogued as singles, Yvert €2,200

1,800
600
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3742
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3742, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262), FRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262)FRANCE, 1931, 20fr Orange Brown, Die III, Perf 13 (254A; Yvert 262). Mint N.H. bottom left coins dates block of four, with 9.6.37 date, rich color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as four singles $1,800.00, Yvert value as a hinged coins dates block

€ 2,200
550
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3742A
nhbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3742A, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1930, 1.50fr + 3.50fr Smile of Reims, Booklet of Two Panes (B34b; Yvert 256-C1), FRANCE, 1930, 1.50fr + 3.50fr Smile of Reims, Booklet of Two Panes (B34b; Yvert 256-C1)FRANCE, 1930, 1.50fr + 3.50fr Smile of Reims, Booklet of Two Panes (B34b; Yvert 256-C1). Fresh and crisp, Very Fine, Yvert €1,350

1,100
275
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3743
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3743, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon Post, FRANCE, 1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon PostFRANCE, 1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon Post. Two micrographed reproductions of newspapers sent to Paris by homing pigeons, on exhibition page with write-up and illustrations, Very Fine, the pigeons were sent out on balloons and if they got into friendly hands, the microfilmed copies were placed in a quill and affixed to the pigeons tail with a silk string, if the pigeon made a successful flight to Paris, then the film was retrieved and projected onto a wall for copying, fascinating lot, ex LeBow

E. 500-750
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3744
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3744, France incl. Offices, FRANCE, 1870, Ballon Monte Celeste, Sept. 30, 1870 (BM4). Petite card bearing pair and single of France 10c Napoleon tied by "Paris 29 Sept. 70" circular datestamps on card to Spa, Belgium, arrival datestamp at right, few lightly toned perfs, left stamp small perf flaw, still Very Fine usage to a foreign destination

E. 400-500
325
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3745
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3745, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15), FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15)FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage showing "15 Juin 1936" coin date, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, Yvert €1,500

1,700
500
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3746
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3746, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, 1868, 2c Lilac, Imperforate, Newspaper Stamp (P1; Yvert J1), FRANCE, 1868, 2c Lilac, Imperforate, Newspaper Stamp (P1; Yvert J1)FRANCE, 1868, 2c Lilac, Imperforate, Newspaper Stamp (P1; Yvert J1). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around, crease in right margin ending in tiny tear at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Markowitz, catalogued as singles, Yvert €1,400

1,200
225
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3747
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3747, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, Alsace & Lorraine, 1870, 5c Yellow Green, 10c Bistre Brown, 25c Brown (N4-N5, N7; Yvert 4-5, 7), FRANCE, Alsace & Lorraine, 1870, 5c Yellow Green, 10c Bistre Brown, 25c Brown (N4-N5, N7; Yvert 4-5, 7)FRANCE, Alsace & Lorraine, 1870, 5c Yellow Green, 10c Bistre Brown, 25c Brown (N4-N5, N7; Yvert 4-5, 7). Tied by "Mulhausen 2 Octbr. 71" double-curved datestamp with additional strike below on folded cover to Milan, Italy, "P.D." in oval handstamp, Very Fine, with 1996 von der Weid certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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3748
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3748, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Postal History, 1897-1922, FRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Postal History, 1897-1922FRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Postal History, 1897-1922. Ten covers, most addressed to U.S. and sent registered, colorful frankings with most bearing 1919-22 surcharged issue of each office, also incl. No. 6 from Shanghai with Tientsin and Shanghai large dollar chop cancels, Very Fine, a worthwhile group

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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3749
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3749, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Yunnan Fou, 1903-04, 1c-5fr Overprints (1-15; Yvert 1-15), FRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Yunnan Fou, 1903-04, 1c-5fr Overprints (1-15; Yvert 1-15)FRANCE, OFFICES IN CHINA, Yunnan Fou, 1903-04, 1c-5fr Overprints (1-15; Yvert 1-15). Some h.r., 75c with tropicalized gum, bright colors, Fine set, ex Markowitz, key 50c and 5fr each signed A. Brun, Yvert €1,050

940
425
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3750
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3750, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1894, 5a & 50c on 20c Red on Green, Ty. III Overprint (15 var; Yvert 15b), FRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1894, 5a & 50c on 20c Red on Green, Ty. III Overprint (15 var; Yvert 15b)FRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1894, 5a & 50c on 20c Red on Green, Ty. III Overprint (15 var; Yvert 15b). Original gum, small h.r., fresh and Fine, only 210 stamps were surcharged in this type, ex Wyer, signed Miro and Roumet, Yvert value

€ 460
450
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3751
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3751, France incl. OfficesFRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1896-1900, 20a on 2fr Brown on Azure, "ZANZIBAS" Overprint (27a; Yvert 30b), FRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1896-1900, 20a on 2fr Brown on Azure, "ZANZIBAS" Overprint (27a; Yvert 30b)FRANCE, OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR, 1896-1900, 20a on 2fr Brown on Azure, "ZANZIBAS" Overprint (27a; Yvert 30b). Original gum, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, ex Wyer, signed Calves, Yvert €750

675
550
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