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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — France - 1876 Sage thru 1929

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1553
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1553, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 2c Green on Greenish Paper, Type I (65; Yvert 62), FRANCE, 1876, 2c Green on Greenish Paper, Type I (65; Yvert 62)FRANCE, 1876, 2c Green on Greenish Paper, Type I (65; Yvert 62). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold color, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,425.00, Yvert €1,800

E. 400-500
500
1554
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1554, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type I (68; Yvert 65), FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type I (68; Yvert 65)FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type I (68; Yvert 65). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, Scott $800.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 200-300
275
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1555
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1555, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish Paper, Type I (69; Yvert 66), FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish Paper, Type I (69; Yvert 66)FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish Paper, Type I (69; Yvert 66). Barely hinged (if at all), precise centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a superb example of this scarce stamp, signed A. Brun, Scott $675.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 200-300
400
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1556
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1556, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type I (75; Yvert 71), FRANCE, 1876, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type I (75; Yvert 71)FRANCE, 1876, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type I (75; Yvert 71). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun, Scott $950.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 200-300
425
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1557
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1557, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Type I (76; Yvert 72), FRANCE, 1876, 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Type I (76; Yvert 72)FRANCE, 1876, 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Type I (76; Yvert 72). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce high value, signed A. Brun, Scott $925.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 300-400
425
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1558
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1558, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76), FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76)FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptional centering with wide margins, bold color and razor-sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,100.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 400-500
400
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1559
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1559, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76), FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76)FRANCE, 1876, 10c Green on Greenish, Type II (79; Yvert 76). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., deep color and strong impression, well-centered

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1876 10-CENTIMES GREEN SAGE ISSUE.

While single examples are scarce but obtainable, multiples are surprisingly rare. Yvert gives a 50% premium for blocks of four over the value of four singles.

With 2020 Roumet certificate. Scott $5,400.00 as singles. Yvert €8,400 as hinged block

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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1560
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1560, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish, Type II (80; Yvert 77), FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish, Type II (80; Yvert 77)FRANCE, 1876, 15c Gray Lilac on Grayish, Type II (80; Yvert 77). Bottom right corner selvage single, original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $675.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 200-300
325
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1561
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1561, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1876, 25c Ultramarine on Bluish, Blue on Bluish, Type II (81, 81a; Yvert 78, 78e), FRANCE, 1876, 25c Ultramarine on Bluish, Blue on Bluish, Type II (81, 81a; Yvert 78, 78e)FRANCE, 1876, 25c Ultramarine on Bluish, Blue on Bluish, Type II (81, 81a; Yvert 78, 78e). Two in clearly differing shades, original gum, lightly hinged, bold colors, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, each signed A. Brun, Scott $900.00, Yvert €1,350

E. 300-400
550
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1562
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1562, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1877, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type II (83; Yvert 81), FRANCE, 1877, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type II (83; Yvert 81)FRANCE, 1877, 75c Carmine on Rose, Type II (83; Yvert 81). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep color, well-centered, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,775.00, Yvert €2,850

E. 400-500
475
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1563
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1563, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 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). Neat circular datestamps, exceptionally well-centered for this notoriously off-centered issue with design completely clear of perfs, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIRABLE ONE-CENT SAGE ISSUE ON PRUSSIAN BLUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

Collectors of France and the Sage Issue are well aware of the challenge to acquire this stamp both sound and well-centered. This is, by far, the finest example in either unused or used condition that we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Signed A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate (noting "bon centrage"). Scott $4,350.00 (specifically noting "values...for examples with the perfs touching the design"). Yvert €6,000

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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1564
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1564, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1898-1900, 10c Black on Lavender, Se-tenant Types I-II (Yvert 89f), FRANCE, 1898-1900, 10c Black on Lavender, Se-tenant Types I-II (Yvert 89f)FRANCE, 1898-1900, 10c Black on Lavender, Se-tenant Types I-II (Yvert 89f). Interpanneau block of four, original gum, stamps Mint N.H. (hinged in selvage only), top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type I, fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce multiple, catalogued as two hinged pairs, Yvert €650

E. 200-300
110
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1565
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1565, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1878, 25c Black on Deep Red, Type II (93; Yvert 91a), FRANCE, 1878, 25c Black on Deep Red, Type II (93; Yvert 91a)FRANCE, 1878, 25c Black on Deep Red, Type II (93; Yvert 91a). Mint N.H., interesting pre-printing paperfold at top left, exceptional centering, rich color on Deep Red paper, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp with an interesting pre-printing paperfold, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,675.00, Yvert €2,550

E. 500-750
900
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1566
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1566, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1900, 2Fr Brown on Azure (108; Yvert 105), FRANCE, 1900, 2Fr Brown on Azure (108; Yvert 105)FRANCE, 1900, 2Fr Brown on Azure (108; Yvert 105). Mint N.H. block of four, wonderfully well-centered, bold color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce multiple in this choice condition, signed Roumet, Scott $660.00 as singles, Yvert €1,425

E. 300-400
500
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1567
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1567, France - 1876 Sage thru 1929FRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A), FRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A)FRANCE, 1929, 20fr Red Brown, Die I (253; Yvert 262A). Block of four, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., excellent centering, bold and fresh color, Very Fine and choice block, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,550.00, Yvert €1,850

E. 400-500
400
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