Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4875
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4875, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1956, 50c Rockhopper Penguin, Artist Signed Die Proof (2P; Yvert 2P; Maury 2P). Die sunk and printed in the issued colors, signature at bottom, Very Fine and handsome proof

E. 200-300
250
4876
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4876, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1956, 10fr Elephant Seal, Artist Signed Die Proof (6P; Yvert 6P; Maury 6P). Three die sunk proofs, two in Brown (one unsigned) and one in Dark Blue, fresh and Very Fine, scarce artist signed die proofs from the first issue

E. 500-750
1,100
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4877
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4877, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1957, 5fr-10fr Geophysical Year, Deluxe Proofs (8P-10P; Yvert 8P-10P; Maury 8P-10P). Four items, set of three deluxe proofs and collective deluxe proof with all three values, fresh and Very Fine, Maury €1,125

E. 300-400
375
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4878
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4878, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1957, 5fr-10fr Geophysical Year, Perforated Collective Deluxe Proof (8P-10P; Yvert 8P-10P; Maury 8P-10P). Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine, the perforated deluxe proof is particularly rare, unlisted in Maury but Ceres prices it at a 1.5x premium above the imperforate collective proof

E. 300-400
600
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4879
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4879, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1957, 15fr Polar Observation, Artist Signed Die Proof (10P; Yvert 10P; Maury 10P). Five die sunk proofs, each in different colors including Dark Blue (two slightly differing shades), Deep Violet, Black (unsigned), and Brown (unsigned), Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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4880
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4880, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1966-69, 5fr-20fr Wildlife, Deluxe Proofs (25P-28P; Yvert 22P, 24P, 28P-30P; Maury 25P, 27P, 31P-32P, 35P). Complete set of five die proofs, Very Fine, Maury €920

E. 300-400
250
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4881
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4881, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1966-69, 5fr-20fr Wildlife, Imperforate (25-28 vars; Yvert 22, 24, 28-30 vars; Maury 25, 27, 31-32, 35 vars). Mint N.H., each with sheet margin on at least one side, fresh and Very Fine set, Maury €840

E. 200-300
375
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4882
TC
Sale 1259, Lot 4882, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1966-69, 20fr Black-Browed Albatross, Trial Color Proof (28TC; Yvert 27TC; Maury 24TC). Mint N.H. block of ten with coin dates sheet margin at bottom, fresh colors, Very Fine and attractive block

E. 500-750
1,300
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4883
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4883, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1966-69, 20fr Black-Browed Albatross, Artist Signed Die Proof (28P; Yvert 27P; Maury 24P). Die sunk and printed in Dark Green, signed below vignette, wonderfully fresh and Very Fine, a desirable artist signed proof of this stamp

E. 500-750
850
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4884
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4884, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARTIC TERRITORIES, 1968, 20fr Albatross (28; Yvert 24).Tied by "Premier Jour, Iles St-Paul et Amsterdam, 21 JAN 1968" first day circular datestamp with additional strike at lower left on unaddressed cover, Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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4885
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4885, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1968, 30fr Dumont d'Urville, Artist Signed Die Proof (30P; Yvert 25P; Maury 28P). Two die sunk proofs, one in Dark Blue, other in Reddish Brown, both signed below vignette, Very Fine

E. 300-400
600
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4886
TC
Sale 1259, Lot 4886, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1971, 5fr-20fr, 25fr-30fr Fish, Trial Color Collective Die Proof (37TC-39TC, 41TC-42TC; Yvert 34TC-38TC; Maury 37TC-41TC). Mint N.H. large collective die proof measuring 288 x 279mm, colors closely resembling issued colors, minor wrinkling of little consequence, Very Fine and rare, only a few examples are thought to have been printed

E. 750-1,000
400
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4887
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4887, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1983, 4.55fr Exosat Satellite, Unissued Artist Signed Die Proof. Die sunk and printed in Black, artist signed below vignette, Very Fine, this stamp was designed but remained unissued

E. 200-300
450
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4888
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4888, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1956, 50fr-100fr Emperor Penguins, Perforated Collective Deluxe Proof (C1P-C2P; Yvert PA2P-PA3P; Maury PA2P-PA3P). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, the perforated deluxe proof is particularly rare, unlisted in Maury

E. 300-400
850
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4889
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4889, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1959, 200fr Wandering Albatross, Air Post, Artist Signed and Deluxe Die Proof (C3P; Yvert PA4P; Maury PA4P). Three items, two die sunk proofs, one in Dark Gray and other in Black, both artist signed below vignette, also deluxe die proof, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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4890
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4890, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1963, 100fr Quiet Sun Year, Air Post, Artist Signed and Deluxe Die Proof (C6P; Yvert PA7P; Maury PA7P). Two items, die sunk proof printed in Black with artist signature below vignette, also deluxe die proof, Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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4891
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4891, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1965, 50fr Discovery of Adelie Land, Air Post, Artist Signed and Deluxe Die Proof (C7P; Yvert PA8P; Maury PA8P). Three items, two die sunk proofs printed in Black and Reddish Brown, both with artist signature below vignette, also deluxe die proof, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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4892
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Sale 1259, Lot 4892, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1965, 30fr ITU Issue, Air Post, Imperforate (C8 var; Yvert PA9 var; Maury PA9 var). Mint N.H. bottom left corner margin pair with coin date at left, fresh colors, Very Fine, Maury €800 as singles

E. 200-300
180
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4893
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4893, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1965, 30fr ITU Issue, Air Post, Artist Signed and Deluxe Die Proof (C8P; Yvert PA9P; Maury PA9P). Two items, die sunk proof printed in Black with artist signature below vignette, also deluxe die proof, Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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4894
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4894, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1969-71, 30fr-500fr Maps, Air Post, Imperforate (C19-C23 vars; Yvert PA20-PA21, PA22-PA24 vars; Maury PA20-PA24 vars). Mint N.H. interpanneau gutter pairs, fresh and Very Fine, Maury €870 as singles

E. 200-300
225
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4895
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4895, Fr. Southern & Antarctic Terr. - ProofsFRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES, 1974, 75fr-150fr Alfred Faure Base, Air Post, Artist Signed and Deluxe Die Proof (C33P-C35P; Yvert PA34P-PA36P; Maury PA34P-PA36P). Five items, three die sunk proofs of each value printed in Black, plus an additional 150fr printed in Green, each with artist signature below vignette, also with collective deluxe die proof of triptych, Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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