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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — France - Air Post and Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1568
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1568, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1927, 2fr-5fr Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert PA1-PA2), FRANCE, 1927, 2fr-5fr Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert PA1-PA2)FRANCE, 1927, 2fr-5fr Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert PA1-PA2). H.r., each with outstanding centering, bold colors on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, surprisingly challenging to find so well-centered, so much so that Yvert gives a 100% premium for well-centered examples (not added here), each signed A. Brun, Scott $400.00, Yvert €500

E. 150-200
300
1569
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1569, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3), FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3)FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3). Barely hinged, precise centering with wide margins, vibrant color, with Aug. 23, 1928 datestamp on reverse as seen on the flown catapult covers, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €3,500

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1570
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1570, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3), FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3)FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3). Small h.r., well-centered, bold color, Very Fine, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €3,500

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1571
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1571, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 1.50fr, "Ile de France" Air Post (C4; Yvert PA4), FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 1.50fr, "Ile de France" Air Post (C4; Yvert PA4)FRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 1.50fr, "Ile de France" Air Post (C4; Yvert PA4). Mint N.H., excellent color on bright white paper

VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-FRANC ON 1.50-FRANC ILE DE FRANCE AIR POST ISSUE. THE FIRST NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Signed A. Brun. With 2020 Roumet certificate. Scott $14,000.00. Yvert €17,500

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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1572
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1572, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Plane Over Paris (C14; Yvert PA14), FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Plane Over Paris (C14; Yvert PA14)FRANCE, 1936, 50fr Plane Over Paris (C14; Yvert PA14). Mint N.H. top left corner selvage single with "09623" control number (hinged in selvage only), remarkable centering, Oct. 9, 1937 circular datestamp in selvage, Extremely Fine, catalogued as Mint N.H., Scott $1,450.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 400-500
400
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1573
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1573, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 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. bottom right corner selvage showing "15 Juin 1936" coin date, well-centered, small adhesion in selvage, Extremely Fine, Scott $1,700.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 400-500
500
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1574
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1574, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1871, 60c Yellow, Postage Due (J9; Yvert TT8), FRANCE, 1871, 60c Yellow, Postage Due (J9; Yvert TT8)FRANCE, 1871, 60c Yellow, Postage Due (J9; Yvert TT8). Mint N.H., large balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, signed A. Brun, catalogued as hinged, Scott $475.00, Yvert €800

E. 200-300
325
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1575
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1575, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1882, 30c Black, Postage Due (J19; Yvert TT18), FRANCE, 1882, 30c Black, Postage Due (J19; Yvert TT18)FRANCE, 1882, 30c Black, Postage Due (J19; Yvert TT18). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., precise centering, Very Fine and choice, Scott $840.00 as hinged singles, Yvert €1,750 as hinged block

E. 400-500
400
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1576
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1576, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1892, 50c Black, Postage Due (J21; Yvert TT20), FRANCE, 1892, 50c Black, Postage Due (J21; Yvert TT20)FRANCE, 1892, 50c Black, Postage Due (J21; Yvert TT20). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh and Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $600.00, Yvert €950

E. 200-300
225
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1577
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1577, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1884, 60c Black, Postage Due (J22; Yvert TT21), FRANCE, 1884, 60c Black, Postage Due (J22; Yvert TT21)FRANCE, 1884, 60c Black, Postage Due (J22; Yvert TT21). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine, Scott $600.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 200-300
110
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1578
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1578, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1884, 2fr Black, Postage Due (J24; Yvert TT23), FRANCE, 1884, 2fr Black, Postage Due (J24; Yvert TT23)FRANCE, 1884, 2fr Black, Postage Due (J24; Yvert TT23). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich shade, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, a difficult stamp to find in this choice condition, signed A. Brun, Scott $1,400.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 500-750
500
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1579
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1579, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1884, 5fr Black, Postage Due (J25; Yvert TT24), FRANCE, 1884, 5fr Black, Postage Due (J25; Yvert TT24)FRANCE, 1884, 5fr Black, Postage Due (J25; Yvert TT24). Original gum, h.r., uncharacteristically well-centered for this, fresh shade and clean impression, Very Fine and choice, rarely encountered in this choice condition, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $3,000.00, Yvert €4,000

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1580
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1580, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1914, 10c Vermilion, War Stamp (Yvert TG1), FRANCE, 1914, 10c Vermilion, War Stamp (Yvert TG1)FRANCE, 1914, 10c Vermilion, War Stamp (Yvert TG1). Lightly hinged, strong color and impression, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, a scarce stamp issued in Valenciennes on September 3, 1914 during the German Occupation and was only in use until October 30, signed A. Brun, Yvert €550

E. 150-200
80
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1581
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1581, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1868, 50c Green, Telegraph (Yvert TT2), FRANCE, 1868, 50c Green, Telegraph (Yvert TT2)FRANCE, 1868, 50c Green, Telegraph (Yvert TT2). Original gum, lightly hinged, large balanced margins, excellent color, Very Fine, signed Miro, Yvert €750

E. 200-300
275
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1582
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1582, France - Air Post and Back-of-BookFRANCE, 1868, 2f Violet, Telegraph (Yvert TT4), FRANCE, 1868, 2f Violet, Telegraph (Yvert TT4)FRANCE, 1868, 2f Violet, Telegraph (Yvert TT4). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, deep rich shade on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun, Yvert €1,350

E. 300-400
150
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1583
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FRANCE, 1944-45 Liberation Issues Specialized Collection. Over 1,500 stamps, in singles and multiples up to a full sheet of 100, these were produced as each town was liberated, either with "R.F" or another form of obliteration, many complete sets, arranged by town, each with number and price from the 2015 Mayer catalogue, the most definitive work on these issues (a copy of the catalogue is included in the lot), several varieties, some of which are not listed in Mayer, a large number Mint N.H., some used and a couple covers, many of the better items are signed by experts in the field, the total Mayer catalogue value approaches €100,000, and that does not include the ten "R.F." overprints on U.S. Air Post stamps, nor anything not listed, Fine-Very Fine, collections of these scarce and difficult stamps are rarely seen in such depth

E. 10,000-15,000
7,500
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