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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 Napoleon

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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1520
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1520, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18; Yvert 16), FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18; Yvert 16)FRANCE, 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18; Yvert 16). Original gum, small h.r., enormous balanced margins all around, bold color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 40-CENTIMES NAPOLEON.

Signed A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate stating "tres grandes marges". Scott $2,000.00. Yvert €3,900

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1521, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1853, 40c Bright Orange (18d; Yvert 16a), FRANCE, 1853, 40c Bright Orange (18d; Yvert 16a)FRANCE, 1853, 40c Bright Orange (18d; Yvert 16a). Unused (no gum), large margins, remarkably vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,375.00, Yvert €4,500 as original gum

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1522, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa), FRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa)FRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa). Original gum, minor h.r., large balanced margins, wonderfully fresh color and sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, a handsome original-gum example of this scarce stamp, signed A. Brun, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,900.00, Maury €2,900

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1523, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa), FRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa)FRANCE, 1854, 80c Carmine Rose (19; Maury 17Aa). Unused (no gum), huge to large margins all around, rich color and strong impression, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,400.00, Maury €1,450

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1524, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 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, barely hinged, uncommonly large margins all around, exceptional color with a vivid impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest examples we have encountered and very difficult to find in this superb condition, signed A. Brun, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,875.00, Yvert €3,800

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1525, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1853, 1f Velvet Carmine (21 var; Yvert 18g), FRANCE, 1853, 1f Velvet Carmine (21 var; Yvert 18g)FRANCE, 1853, 1f Velvet Carmine (21 var; Yvert 18g). Unused (no gum), exceedingly large balanced margins, wonderfully rich color in this distinctive shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1853 ONE-FRANC IN THE "CARMIN VELOURS" SHADE.

Signed A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate. Yvert €12,500 as original gum. In keeping the same ratio as the normal Yvert value for No. 18 for original gum and unused, this would catalogue €6,250

E. 2,000-3,000
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1526
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1526, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18), FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18)FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18). Large margins, strong color, neat grid of dots cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,475.00, Yvert €3,500

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1527, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18), FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18)FRANCE, 1853, 1fr Lake on Yellowish (21; Yvert 18). Large margins all around, rich color, neat roller grid cancel, Very Fine and scarce, signed Miro, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,475.00, Yvert €3,800

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1528, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1862, 1fr Lake, Reissue (21c; Yvert 18d), FRANCE, 1862, 1fr Lake, Reissue (21c; Yvert 18d)FRANCE, 1862, 1fr Lake, Reissue (21c; Yvert 18d). Original gum, small h.r., very large and balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €2,400

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1529, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1871, 5c Green on Pale Blue (24; Yvert 35), FRANCE, 1871, 5c Green on Pale Blue (24; Yvert 35)FRANCE, 1871, 5c Green on Pale Blue (24; Yvert 35). Unused (no gum), exceptional centering for this tightly spaced stamp, with design clear of perfs, wonderful color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, signed A. Brun, Scott $500.00, Yvert €800

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1530, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish (25; Yvert 21), FRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish (25; Yvert 21)FRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister on Yellowish (25; Yvert 21). Slightly redistributed original gum, well-centered for this tightly spaced issue, rich color, Very Fine, signed Roig, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,350.00, Yvert €2,250

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1531, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (27; Yvert 23), FRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (27; Yvert 23)FRANCE, 1862, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (27; Yvert 23). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., precise centering rarely encountered on this issue, vibrant color on fresh paper, bottom right stamp with mild gum bend (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 40-CENTIMES NAPOLEON.

Well-centered examples of this issue are rare and blocks are nearly impossible to obtain. Signed Miro. With 2020 Roumet certificate. Catalogued as hinged block. Scott $5,250.00. Yvert €13,500

E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1532, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Block of four, original gum, h.r. (mostly sensible hinge reinforcement), brilliant shade on bright paper, couple normal minor gum bends mentioned for strict accuracy (and not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE AND FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1862 80-CENTIMES NAPOLEON ISSUE. RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN BLOCKS.

With 2020 Roumet certificate. Scott $5,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1533, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1867, 30c Pale Brown (34b; Yvert 30a), FRANCE, 1867, 30c Pale Brown (34b; Yvert 30a)FRANCE, 1867, 30c Pale Brown (34b; Yvert 30a). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $650.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1534, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1863, 40c Bright Orange (35b; Yvert 31b), FRANCE, 1863, 40c Bright Orange (35b; Yvert 31b)FRANCE, 1863, 40c Bright Orange (35b; Yvert 31b). Slightly cracked original gum, vibrant shade on fresh paper, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,050.00, Yvert €2,500

E. 0 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1535, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1868, 80c Pale Rose (36b; Yvert 32d), FRANCE, 1868, 80c Pale Rose (36b; Yvert 32d)FRANCE, 1868, 80c Pale Rose (36b; Yvert 32d). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful centering, warm shade, Extremely Fine, a scarce stamp in this superb condition, signed A. Brun, Scott $825.00, Yvert €2,100

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1536, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 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). With large sheet selvage at bottom, original gum, h.r., lovely shade and a well defined impression, well-centered, tiny natural inclusion speck

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE DESIRABLE 1869 5-FRANC NAPOLEON. A CHALLENGING STAMP TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

Signed Roumet. With 1952 Miro and 2020 Roumet certificates, latter stating "tres belle gomme". Scott $6,000.00. Yvert €9,000

E. 2,000-3,000
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1537
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1537, France - 1853 Napoleon thru 1863 NapoleonFRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b), FRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b)FRANCE, 1863-1870, 1c-80c "Rothschild" Imperforate Re-Issues (29b-36b; Yvert 25c-32b). Complete set of eight values, each with original gum, either lightly hinged or small h.r., mostly large margins except 20c and 40c close on one side, 30c sheet margin at right, all except 4c, 10c and 30c with minor toned spots, otherwise Very Fine appearance, these stamps were made exclusively for the famous banker and financier for use on his correspondence, Scott $2,660.00, Yvert €5,240

E. 400-500
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