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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — France & French Colonies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2518
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2518, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6; Yvert 4), FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6; Yvert 4)FRANCE, 1849, 25c Blue (6; Yvert 4). Unused (regummed), large to full margins all around, bright color, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Calves, with 2018 Ceres certificate, Yvert €2,500

2,750
950
2519
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2519, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, 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 to just barely touching outer frameline at top right, rich color in the rare Vermilion shade, tied by diamond grid cancel with corresponding large "Rosny-Sur-Seine, 22 Avril 1849" double-circle datestamp on large cover to Cambrai, manuscript "16 grammes" at top, transit and arrival backstamps, cover with sealed tear at top left extending into datestamp and vertical file fold not affecting stamps or markings

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

21,000
5,000
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2520
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2520, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue Re-Issue (17c; Yvert 15c), FRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue Re-Issue (17c; Yvert 15c)FRANCE, 1862, 25c Blue Re-Issue (17c; Yvert 15c). Original gum, full margins all around, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2018 Ceres certificate, Yvert €600

450
350
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2521
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2521, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, 1917-19, 2c+3c to 5fr+5fr War Orphans Semi-Postal (B3-B10; Yvert 148-155), FRANCE, 1917-19, 2c+3c to 5fr+5fr War Orphans Semi-Postal (B3-B10; Yvert 148-155)FRANCE, 1917-19, 2c+3c to 5fr+5fr War Orphans Semi-Postal (B3-B10; Yvert 148-155). Most lightly hinged, 5fr minor h.r., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine, 5fr with 1981 A.P.S. and 1985 P.F. certificates, Yvert €3,250

2,521
475
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2522
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2522, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Banknote, Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15), FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Banknote, Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15)FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Banknote, Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15). Mint N.H., excellent centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, Yvert €1,500

1,700
500
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2523
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2523, France & French ColoniesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a on 50c on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (33; Yvert 36a), FRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a on 50c on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (33; Yvert 36a)FRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a on 50c on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (33; Yvert 36a). Yvert Ty. II, tied on small piece by clear Jul. 27, 1897 double-circle datestamp, Very Fine, only 24 examples of the 150 stamps surcharged are Ty. II, ex Gibralter, signed Calves, Yvert €1,300

1,300
950
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2524
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2524, France & French ColoniesALAOUITES, 1925, 5p Violet, Air Post Overprint on Lebanon Stamp in Error (Yvert PA7a), ALAOUITES, 1925, 5p Violet, Air Post Overprint on Lebanon Stamp in Error (Yvert PA7a)ALAOUITES, 1925, 5p Violet, Air Post Overprint on Lebanon Stamp in Error (Yvert PA7a). Mint N.H. block of four, well-centered, bold colors, Very Fine and quite scarce, only 300 were printed, unlisted in Scott, Yvert value as singles

€ 1,560
300
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2525
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2525, France & French ColoniesALGERIA, 1930, 5fr+5fr Green & Carmine, Center Inverted (B26a; Yvert 99a), ALGERIA, 1930, 5fr+5fr Green & Carmine, Center Inverted (B26a; Yvert 99a)ALGERIA, 1930, 5fr+5fr Green & Carmine, Center Inverted (B26a; Yvert 99a). Mint N.H., wide margins, bold colors on fresh paper, Very Fine and scarce inverted center, signed A. Brun, Yvert €1,170

1,200
500
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2526, France & French ColoniesCAMEROUN, 1925, 2fr Brown & Black on Blue Cliche in Plate of 5r (209a; Yvert 129c), CAMEROUN, 1925, 2fr Brown & Black on Blue Cliche in Plate of 5r (209a; Yvert 129c)CAMEROUN, 1925, 2fr Brown & Black on Blue Cliche in Plate of 5r (209a; Yvert 129c). Small h.r., rich colors, Fine and scarce, only 52 were printed, signed A. Diena, Yvert €1,800

1,450
350
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2527, France & French ColoniesCAMEROUN, 1940, 2c Black Brown, Black Overprint (255 var; Yvert 208a), CAMEROUN, 1940, 2c Black Brown, Black Overprint (255 var; Yvert 208a)CAMEROUN, 1940, 2c Black Brown, Black Overprint (255 var; Yvert 208a). Tropicalized brown original gum as always, precise centering, bold impression, Very Fine and rare overprint error which was supposed to be overprinted in Orange, signed Rendon, Yvert value

€ 1,500
475
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2528, France & French ColoniesCAMEROUN, 1940, 4c Deep Ultramarine, Black Overprint (257 var; Yvert 210a), CAMEROUN, 1940, 4c Deep Ultramarine, Black Overprint (257 var; Yvert 210a)CAMEROUN, 1940, 4c Deep Ultramarine, Black Overprint (257 var; Yvert 210a). With selvage at left, tropicalized brown original gum as always, excellent centering, rich color, Very Fine, this is the rarest overprint error of the 1940 Overprint Series which was supposed to be in Orange, signed Behr and Calves, Yvert value

€ 1,900
800
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2529
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2529, France & French ColoniesFRENCH CONGO, 1891, 5c on 1c Black on Lilac Blue, Red Surcharge (1; Yvert 1A), FRENCH CONGO, 1891, 5c on 1c Black on Lilac Blue, Red Surcharge (1; Yvert 1A)FRENCH CONGO, 1891, 5c on 1c Black on Lilac Blue, Red Surcharge (1; Yvert 1A). Particularly well-centered for this issue, bold color, light circular datestamp

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

4,750
3,750
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2530
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2530, France & French ColoniesFRENCH CONGO, 1900, 5c on 20c Red on Green (50; Yvert 25), FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 5c on 20c Red on Green (50; Yvert 25)FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 5c on 20c Red on Green (50; Yvert 25). Light centrally struck Brazzaville Jul. 11, 1900 double-circle datestamp, bold color on fresh paper

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

6,000
4,000
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2531
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2531, France & French ColoniesFRENCH CONGO, 1900, 15c on 30c Brown on Bister (51; Yvert 26), FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 15c on 30c Brown on Bister (51; Yvert 26)FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 15c on 30c Brown on Bister (51; Yvert 26). Lightly struck double-circle datestamp, well-centered, warm color, few short perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine and quite rare, these were provisionally issued on July 9, 1900 due to a shortage of regular 15c stamps, while 900 were produced, most were destroyed after the new supply of 15c stamps arrived, signed A. Brun and with 2018 Roumet certificate, Yvert €3,500

2,600
800
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2532, France & French ColoniesFRENCH 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, bold colors, Very Fine, a most elusive stamp, signed A. Diena, Yvert €1,700

1,600
600
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2533, France & French ColoniesFRENCH 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). Bright colors, well-centered, small thin spot from hinge removal, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp, signed A. Brun, Yvert €2,400

2,100
650
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2534
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2534, France & French ColoniesFRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint, Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2), FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint, Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2)FRENCH INDIA, 1941, 5fa Paris Exposition with "France Libre" Overprint, Souvenir Sheet (140; Yvert BF2). Mint N.H., bold color, small pencil note on gum, Very Fine, only 775 examples were overprinted, with 1985 Rendon certificate, Yvert €1,080, Scott Retail as hinged

800
700
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2535
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2535, France & French ColoniesFRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Dark Orange, 12ca Green & Light Green (146, 160; Yvert 160, 220), FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Dark Orange, 12ca Green & Light Green (146, 160; Yvert 160, 220)FRENCH INDIA, 1942, 6ca Dark Orange, 12ca Green & Light Green (146, 160; Yvert 160, 220). Tied by Pondicherry Feb. 23, 1944 double-circle datestamp with additional strike at bottom left on folded military letter to "Afrique du Nord", manuscript "On Active Service" written along top, French and British censor markings, interesting green "V" for "Victory", cover with minor edge faults, Fine, rare postally used military cover paying the 18ca rate for a single sheet

E. 400-500
250
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2536, France & French ColoniesFRENCH 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). Minor h.r., lovely color, Very Fine and quite scarce, signed Behr, Yvert €2,000

1,650
600
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2537
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2537, France & French ColoniesFRENCH 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). Tied alond with 50c Dark Brown (No. 67; Yvert 75) by Casablanca 11-3-19 circular datestamp on registered cover to Bern, Switzerland, Military censor tape and handstamps, Bern arrival backstamp, Very Fine, rarely seen on cover, Scott Retail $1,000.00

E. 300-400
300
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2538, France & French ColoniesGABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose (14; Yvert 14), GABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose (14; Yvert 14)GABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose (14; Yvert 14). Original gum, h.r., large to full margins all around, rich paper color, small thin in top margin, Very Fine appearance, signed A. Brun and with 1998 Roumet certificate, Yvert €2,100

1,900
350
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2539, France & French ColoniesLEBANON, 1928, 7.50p on 2.50p Peacock Blue, Surcharged 5.70p in Error (Yvert 120b), LEBANON, 1928, 7.50p on 2.50p Peacock Blue, Surcharged 5.70p in Error (Yvert 120b)LEBANON, 1928, 7.50p on 2.50p Peacock Blue, Surcharged 5.70p in Error (Yvert 120b). Lightly hinged, bold color, Fine and rare error, unlisted in Scott, Yvert value

€ 1,100
225
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2540
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2540, France & French ColoniesMADAGASCAR, 1902, 0,05 on 30c Brown on Bister, Se-Tenant Pair (56g; Yvert 59 var), MADAGASCAR, 1902, 0,05 on 30c Brown on Bister, Se-Tenant Pair (56g; Yvert 59 var)MADAGASCAR, 1902, 0,05 on 30c Brown on Bister, Se-Tenant Pair (56g; Yvert 59 var). Block of four containing two vertical se-tenant pairs, h.r., top pair with narrow "0", bottom pair with wide "0", couple hinge reinforcements, Fine and rare block, signed Calves, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,100
325
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2541, France & French ColoniesMADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Narrow "0" (57; Yvert 60I), MADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Narrow "0" (57; Yvert 60I)MADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Narrow "0" (57; Yvert 60I). Minor h.r., rich color on fresh paper, typical centering for this stamp

FINE. ONE OF THE KEY STAMPS OF FRENCH MADAGASCAR. ONLY 75 PRINTED.

With 1981 R.P.S. certificate. Yvert €6,400

5,000
1,400
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2542, France & French ColoniesMADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Wide "0" (62; Yvert 60II), MADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Wide "0" (62; Yvert 60II)MADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Wide "0" (62; Yvert 60II). Trivial h.r., deep rich shade on fresh paper

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

5,000
2,700
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2543, France & French ColoniesMAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Air Post, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a), MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Air Post, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a)MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Air Post, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a). With selvage at left, barely hinged, strong colors, Very Fine, only one sheet of 50 was printed, signed Kessler, Yvert €1,200

1,400
500
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2544, France & French ColoniesNEW CALEDONIA, 1903, 2fr Red Brown, Postage Due (J8; Yvert TT15), NEW CALEDONIA, 1903, 2fr Red Brown, Postage Due (J8; Yvert TT15)NEW CALEDONIA, 1903, 2fr Red Brown, Postage Due (J8; Yvert TT15). With sheet margin at left, other margins large, rich color, light bend, otherwise Very Fine, only 300 were produced, signed Roumet among others, Yvert €1,600

1,300
400
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2545
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2545, France & French ColoniesOBOCK, 1894, 25fr Brown and Blue, 50fr Red Violet & Green (63-64; Yvert 63-64), OBOCK, 1894, 25fr Brown and Blue, 50fr Red Violet & Green (63-64; Yvert 63-64)OBOCK, 1894, 25fr Brown and Blue, 50fr Red Violet & Green (63-64; Yvert 63-64). Original gum, 25fr lightly hinged, 50fr small h.r., large margins, 25fr with small paper adhesion on reverse, Very Fine, each signed Roumet, Yvert €2,100

1,875
450
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