FINE AND RARE SINGLE-FRANKING USE OF THE 1849 ONE-FRANC VERMILION ON COVER.
Only 250,000 of the 1fr Vermilion were printed, all between December 30, 1848, and January 7, 1849. The stamps were recalled in December 1849 and more than 100,000 were destroyed at that time. The 1fr stamp was intended for triple internal postage as shown on the cover offered here.
Signed Buhler BPP and Calves. With 2018 Roumet certificate. Yvert €32,500
VERY FINE AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 5-CENTIMES ON ONE-CENTIME WITH RED SURCHARGE.
The first stamps of French Congo were made by surcharging French Colonies stamps. It was decided to surcharge 3,000 1c stamps with a 5c overprint. The first sheet was surcharged in red, but the impression was determined to be unsatisfactory. The remaining 2,900 stamps were overprinted in black, creating Scott No. 2.
Signed A. Brun and Calves. Yvert €6,000
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENTIMES ON 20-CENTIMES PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF FRENCH AFRICA.
This stamp was a provisional used in Brazzaville for only four days, July 9-12, 1900 due to a shortage of 5c stamps. Three-hundred 20c stamps were surcharged 5c and given to the postmaster. The unused stamps were not available for purchase, as they were applied on envelopes by the postmaster. A small number were used in the four days, and then a new supply of the regular 5c stamps arrived. After July 12, the remaining 5c provisionals were burned.
Ex Gibralter. Signed A. Brun. With 1998 Behr certificate. Yvert €7,500
FINE. ONE OF THE KEY STAMPS OF FRENCH MADAGASCAR. ONLY 75 PRINTED.
With 1981 R.P.S. certificate. Yvert €6,400
VERY FINE. AN IMPORTANT MADAGASCAR RARITY WITH ONLY 75 EXAMPLES PRINTED.
Signed Marquelet, J.F. Brun and Calves. With 1998 Behr certificate. Yvert €6,400