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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — French Colonies - French Polynesia thru Obock

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1597
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1597, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockFRENCH POLYNESIA, 1958-60 "Blocs Speciaux", Artist Signed and Deluxe Proofs, FRENCH POLYNESIA, 1958-60 "Blocs Speciaux", Artist Signed and Deluxe ProofsFRENCH POLYNESIA, 1958-60 "Blocs Speciaux", Artist Signed and Deluxe Proofs. With Maury Nos. 1A-1C, 4 (pencil on gum) and 7 (creasing in selvage), plus three artist signed die proofs of Maury Nos. 1, 7 and 9 and deluxe proofs of Maury Nos. 12-14 and PA5, Very Fine, Maury value of "Blocs Speciaux" alone €2,625

E. 500-750
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1598
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1598, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockFRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 15c on 75c Carmine on Rose (1; Yvert 1), FRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 15c on 75c Carmine on Rose (1; Yvert 1)FRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 15c on 75c Carmine on Rose (1; Yvert 1). Tied on piece by light circular datestamp, a Fine example of this very scarce stamp, signed J-F Brun and with 2006 Francois Feldman certificate, Yvert €2,500

2,300
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1599
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1599, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockFRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (2; Yvert 2), FRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (2; Yvert 2)FRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (2; Yvert 2). Tied on piece by light circular datestamp, attractive color, Fine and very scarce, with 2008 Calves certificate, Yvert €1,800

1,700
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1600
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1600, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1886, 75c on 15c Blue (5; Yvert 5), GABON, 1886, 75c on 15c Blue (5; Yvert 5)GABON, 1886, 75c on 15c Blue (5; Yvert 5). Circular datestamp cancel, rich color, Fine, a rare stamp, particularly in used condition, in fact this is the first used example we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €2,600

2,300
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1601
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1601, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1888, 15c on 10c Black on Lavender (6; Yvert 6), GABON, 1888, 15c on 10c Black on Lavender (6; Yvert 6)GABON, 1888, 15c on 10c Black on Lavender (6; Yvert 6). With interpanneau selvage at right, crisp impression, neat Libreville circular datestamp, Very Fine and handsome used example of this scarce stamp, signed Calves and with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,600

1,500
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1602
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1602, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1888, 15c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (7; Yvert 7), GABON, 1888, 15c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (7; Yvert 7)GABON, 1888, 15c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (7; Yvert 7). Libreville circular datestamp, rich color, Fine, a very scarce stamp, with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,250

1,200
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1603
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1603, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1888, 25c on 10c Black on Rose (9; Yvert 9), GABON, 1888, 25c on 10c Black on Rose (9; Yvert 9)GABON, 1888, 25c on 10c Black on Rose (9; Yvert 9). Strong impression, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Fine, seldom offered stamps of which only 400 were printed, signed Calves and with 1998 Behr certificate, Yvert €2,100

1,900
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1604
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1604, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1889, 15c on 30c Black (12; Yvert 12), GABON, 1889, 15c on 30c Black (12; Yvert 12)GABON, 1889, 15c on 30c Black (12; Yvert 12). Large to full margins including a very large sheet margin at bottom, strong impression, Libreville circular datestamp, faint crease in the bottom margin only, Very Fine, only 250 printed, signed Calves and with clear 2007 Roumet certificate, the first used example we have offered in at least 25 years, Yvert €4,400

3,800
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1605
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1605, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose, 25c Black on Green (14-15; Yvert 14-15), GABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose, 25c Black on Green (14-15; Yvert 14-15)GABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose, 25c Black on Green (14-15; Yvert 14-15). Both with large to full margins all around and rich paper color, tied by Libreville 20 May, 1889 circular datestamps on 5c entire to "Medicine de la Marine a' Ogo-Wai", cover with backflap and another small portion of reverse missing, minor edge wear

VERY FINE. A RARE COMMERCIAL COVER WITH BOTH OF THE 1889 TYPESET STAMPS.

Signed several times

E. 2,000-3,000
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1606
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1606, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGUADELOUPE, 1891, 80c Carmine on Pinkish (13; Yvert 13), GUADELOUPE, 1891, 80c Carmine on Pinkish (13; Yvert 13)GUADELOUPE, 1891, 80c Carmine on Pinkish (13; Yvert 13). Full to ample margins all around, bright color, neat circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,500

1,300
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1607
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1607, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGUADELOUPE, 1876, 25c Black, Postage Due (J1; Yvert TT1), GUADELOUPE, 1876, 25c Black, Postage Due (J1; Yvert TT1)GUADELOUPE, 1876, 25c Black, Postage Due (J1; Yvert TT1). Tied on piece by diamond grid, large margins including a sheet margin at right, Extremely Fine, an unusually fresh and choice quality example of this scarce Postage Due stamp, signed Champion and with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,100

925
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1608
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1608, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockGUADELOUPE, 1876, 40c Black, Postage Due (J3; Yvert TT3), GUADELOUPE, 1876, 40c Black, Postage Due (J3; Yvert TT3)GUADELOUPE, 1876, 40c Black, Postage Due (J3; Yvert TT3). Mostly large margins including a sheet margin at top, crisp impression, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, the first used example of this stamp we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed Calves and with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,400

1,200
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1609
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1609, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockINDO-CHINA, 1937, 30c Paris Exhibition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscriptions (199 var; Yvert BF1a), INDO-CHINA, 1937, 30c Paris Exhibition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscriptions (199 var; Yvert BF1a)INDO-CHINA, 1937, 30c Paris Exhibition Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Inscriptions (199 var; Yvert BF1a). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1937 PARIS EXHIBITION SOUVENIR SHEET WITH INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS. WE DOUBT MORE THAN A SMALL HANDFUL EXIST.

Unlisted in Scott. With 2019 Roumet certificate. Yvert value

€ 5,200
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1610
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1610, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockINDO-CHINA, 1891, 10c Black, Parcel Post, Vermilion Handstamp in Shiny Ink (Q1 var; Yvert CP2), INDO-CHINA, 1891, 10c Black, Parcel Post, Vermilion Handstamp in Shiny Ink (Q1 var; Yvert CP2)INDO-CHINA, 1891, 10c Black, Parcel Post, Vermilion Handstamp in Shiny Ink (Q1 var; Yvert CP2). Deep color, light circular datestamp, Fine, a scarce variety, signed J-F Brun and with 2019 Roumet certificate

€ 850
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1611
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1611, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockMADAGASCAR, 1896, 5c on 1c Black on Blue (23; Yvert 23), MADAGASCAR, 1896, 5c on 1c Black on Blue (23; Yvert 23)MADAGASCAR, 1896, 5c on 1c Black on Blue (23; Yvert 23). Tied on piece by light circular datestamp, fresh shade, Very Fine, a rare stamp in far better condition than usually found, in fact this is the only sound example (unused or used) we have offered in at least 25 years, with 2005 Roumet certificate, where he notes "très joile pièce", Yvert €3,200

2,500
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1612
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1612, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockMADAGASCAR, 1896, 15c on 2c Brown on Buff (24; Yvert 24), MADAGASCAR, 1896, 15c on 2c Brown on Buff (24; Yvert 24)MADAGASCAR, 1896, 15c on 2c Brown on Buff (24; Yvert 24). Neat circular datestamp cancel, rich color, Fine and scarce, signed Gilbert and A. Brun, with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,300

1,000
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1613
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1613, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockMADAGASCAR, 1896, 25c on 4c Claret on Lavender  (26; Yvert 26), MADAGASCAR, 1896, 25c on 4c Claret on Lavender  (26; Yvert 26)MADAGASCAR, 1896, 25c on 4c Claret on Lavender (26; Yvert 26). Rich color, circular datestamp cancel, tiny faults, Fine appearance, the first example of this stamp we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed A. Brun and with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €2,300

1,950
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1614
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1614, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockMARTINIQUE, 1886, 5c on 20c Red on Green, Wide Surcharge (Yvert 1A), MARTINIQUE, 1886, 5c on 20c Red on Green, Wide Surcharge (Yvert 1A)MARTINIQUE, 1886, 5c on 20c Red on Green, Wide Surcharge (Yvert 1A). Unused (no gum), bright colors, small tear at bottom not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp that is not listed in Scott, ex Gibralter, with 2000 Behr certificate, Yvert value

€ 4,500
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1615
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1615, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockMARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60), MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60)MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60). Large margins all around including a sheet margin at top, portion of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €840

675
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1616
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1616, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNEW CALEDONIA, 1932, 40c-50c Paris-Noumea Flight Issue (180-181; Yvert PA1-PA2), NEW CALEDONIA, 1932, 40c-50c Paris-Noumea Flight Issue (180-181; Yvert PA1-PA2)NEW CALEDONIA, 1932, 40c-50c Paris-Noumea Flight Issue (180-181; Yvert PA1-PA2). Each with light Noumea circular datestamp, attractive colors, Fine-Very Fine, quite scarce in used condition, each signed Calves, Yvert €1,300

1,000
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1617
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1617, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (1; Yvert 1), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (1; Yvert 1)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (1; Yvert 1). Large to full margins all around, including an impressive sheet margin at left, bright color, tied on piece by complete blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a handsome used example of this very scarce stamp, signed Calves and with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,500

1,100
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1618
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1618, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (2; Yvert 7), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (2; Yvert 7)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (2; Yvert 7). Large margins including a sheet margin at right, rich color and detailed impression on fresh paper, neatly struck blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a highly desirable example of a stamp that is missing even some of the most advanced collections, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed Calves and with 2003 Roumet certificate ("joile pièce"), Yvert €2,700

2,000
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1619
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1619, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Rose (3; Yvert 8), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Rose (3; Yvert 8)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Rose (3; Yvert 8). Exceptionally fresh, blue circular datestamp cancel, a Very Fine example of this rare stamp, only 150 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,800

1,450
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1620
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1620, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 20c Red on Green (4; Yvert 9), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 20c Red on Green (4; Yvert 9)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 20c Red on Green (4; Yvert 9). Uncommonly well-centered, deep color, light blue circular datestamp, Very Fine, a handsome example of this rare stamp, the first used copy we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed A. Brun and with 2005 Roumet certificate, Yvert €2,200

1,600
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1621
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1621, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Lavender (5; Yvert 2), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Lavender (5; Yvert 2)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Lavender (5; Yvert 2). Strong impression, light blue circular datestamp, fresh and Fine, only 150 printed, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,600

1,100
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1622
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1622, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 15c on 20c Red on Green (7; Yvert 4), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 15c on 20c Red on Green (7; Yvert 4)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 15c on 20c Red on Green (7; Yvert 4). Vibrant colors, blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, a rarely offered stamp, only 150 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2019 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,500

1,100
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1623
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1623, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 30c Brown (8; Yvert 5), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 30c Brown (8; Yvert 5)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 30c Brown (8; Yvert 5). Rich color, light portion of blue circular datestamp, Fine, only 150 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2004 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,200

950
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1624
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1624, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (9; Yvert 6), NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (9; Yvert 6)NOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (9; Yvert 6). Strong rich colors and sharp impression, blue circular datestamp, Fine, only 150 printed, signed Calves and with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,000

1,100
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1625
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1625, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 20c Red on Green (12; Yvert 16), NOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 20c Red on Green (12; Yvert 16)NOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 20c Red on Green (12; Yvert 16). Intense colors, sharp blue circular datestamp, Fine, only 200 printed, with 2005 Francois Feldman certificate, Yvert €750

675
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1626
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1626, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockNOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (18; Yvert 18), NOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (18; Yvert 18)NOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (18; Yvert 18). Fresh color, blue circular datestamp, Fine, only 200 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2003 Roumet certificate, Yvert €750

675
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1627
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1627, French Colonies - French Polynesia thru ObockOBOCK, 1892, 5fr on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (31; Yvert 31), OBOCK, 1892, 5fr on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (31; Yvert 31)OBOCK, 1892, 5fr on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (31; Yvert 31). Original gum, light h.r., deep colors, Fine, ex Gibralter, with 2000 Behr certificate, Yvert €900

775
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