Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — France & Offices

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4787
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4787, France & OfficesFRANCE, Used in Lebanon, 1853-60, 20c Blue on Bluish, 80c Rose on Pinkish (15, 20; Yvert 14A, 17B). Slightly overlapping singles, large to full margins, tied by dotted anchor marine cancel and "Meandre 1 OCT 60" double-circle datestamp at left on folded cover to Lyon, internal docketing indicating Beirut origin, red boxed "Paquebots de la Mediterranne" and boxed "PD" handstamps, the former of which also ties 20c, Marseilles transit and Lyon arrival backstamps, Very Fine, signed Chiavarello

E. 400-500
350
4788
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4788, France & OfficesFRANCE, Used in Lebanon, 1853-60, 10c Bister on Yellowish (14; Yvert 13A). Large margins all around, used with 1862 40c Orange on Yellowish (27; Yvert 23), both tied by light strikes of dotted "5082" with corresponding "Beyrout, Syrie, 15 DEC 62" double-circle datestamp at left on folded cover to St. Etienne, France, red boxed "Paquebots de la Mediterranne" and boxed "PD" handstamps, Marseilles transit and St. Etienne arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce use of both imperforate and perforated issues, signed Calves and Chiavarello

E. 400-500
300
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4789
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4789, France & OfficesFRANCE, Used in Lebanon, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31). Tied by superb strike of dotted anchor maritime cancel with corresponding "Beyrouth, Paq. Fr. No. 3, 3 JUIN 67" circular datestamp on folded letter to Constantinople, boxed "PD" handstamp, Constantinople arrival backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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4790
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4790, France & OfficesFRANCE, Used in Lebanon, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish (36; Yvert 32). Tied by light strike of "5082" dotted cancel with corresponding "Beyrouth, Syrie, 6 OCT 71" double-circle datestamp on folded letter with internal docketing indicating this letter originated in Bteter, Lebanon, addressed to Lyon, red "Paquebots de la Mediterranne" and "PD" boxed handstamps, Very Fine and scarce use from an origin other than Beirut, signed Raybaudi and Chiavarello

E. 300-400
200
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4791
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4791, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1876, 20c Red Brown on Straw, Imperforate (70a; Yvert 67a). Mint N.H. with sheet margin at left, other sides large, wonderfully fresh color, Very Fine and choice, signed Patrice Robin and with his 2018 certificate, Scott $600.00, Yvert €650 as hinged

E. 200-300
350
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4792
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4792, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1878, 40c Red on Straw, Type I (74; Yvert 70). Mint N.H., strong color, Fine, Scott $950.00, Yvert €900 as hinged

E. 200-300
140
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4793
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4793, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1927, 2fr-5fr Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert PA1-PA2). Original gum, lightly hinged, impressively well-centered for this challenging issue, bold colors on bright paper, Very Fine and choice pair, scarce in this condition, so much so that Yvert gives a 100% premium for well-centered examples (not added), each with 1978 A.P.S. certificates, Scott $400.00, Yvert €500, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

Sale 1259, Lot 4793, France & Offices
Image 2
E. 200-300
450
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4794
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4794, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 90c Ile de France, Air Post (C3; Yvert PA3). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce French air post stamp, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €3,500, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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4795
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4795, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1928, 10fr on 1.50fr, "Ile de France" Air Post (C4; Yvert PA4). Original gum, excellent centering, wonderfully bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-FRANC ON 1.50-FRANC ILE DE FRANCE AIR POST ISSUE.

Signed Sanabria and Bloch. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott $10,000.00. Yvert €12,500. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 3,000-4,000
9,000
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4796
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4796, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1936, 85c-50fr Plane Over Paris (C8-C14; Yvert PA8-PA14). Original gum, lightly hinged, impressively well-centered throughout, bold colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set, in far better condition than typically encountered, Scott $976.75, Yvert €1,270, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
500
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4797
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4797, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Plane Over Paris (C14; Yvert PA14). Mint N.H., perfect centering, strong color, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice example, Scott $1,450.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 400-500
550
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4798
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4798, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Banknote, Air Post (C15; Yvert PA15). Mint N.H. top left corner selvage single (hinged in the far top of selvage only), beautifully centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott $1,700.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 400-500
425
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4799
nh
Sale 1259, Lot 4799, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1936, 50fr Banknote, Air Post, Red Network Inverted (C15a; Yvert PA15b). Mint N.H., bright colors, precise centering, Extremely Fine example of this popular issue, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,600, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
475
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4800
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4800, France & OfficesFRANCE, 1949, 100fr Air Post, Large Die Proofs (C28P; Yvert PA28P). Seven different colors including the issued Brown Carmine, die sunk on cards ranging in size from 14.5 x 11mm to 16 x 13mm, each signed by the artist, Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,300
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4801
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4801, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in China, Canton, 1901, 5c Green on Greenish (2A; Yvert 4). Large part original gum, bright and fresh, Fine, the key stamp of the set, signed Calves and with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $600.00, Yvert €750

E. 200-300
325
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4802
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4802, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, -1/2a on 5c to 50a on 5fr Surcharge, Plate Proofs on Card (1P-11P; Yvert 1P-11P). With simulated perfs, matched set of bottom left corner sheet margin singles, fresh, Extremely Fine, Yvert €1,200

E. 400-500
600
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4803
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4803, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1894, 10a on 1fr on 40c Red on Straw (16; Yvert 16). Original gum, h.r., bright color, Fine, signed A. Brun, Calves, and with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $475.00, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
500
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4804
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4804, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a on 50c on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (33; Yvert 36a). Type II, neat July 25, 1897 double-circle datestamp nicely centered, Very Fine, only 24 of the 150 printed are Type II, with 2019 Gautre certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 500-750
600
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4805
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4805, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 25c on 2-1/2a on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (50; Yvert 58). Tied on piece by complete July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, only 150 printed, all known examples are used, signed Thier, Champion, Calves, with 2019 Gautre certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 500-750
450
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4806
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4806, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 50c on 5a on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (51; Yvert 59). Tied on piece by complete July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, signed Marquelet and with 1956 Miro certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,550

E. 400-500
500
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4807
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4807, France & OfficesFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 1fr & 10a on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (53; Yvert 61). Tied on piece by July 22, 1904 double-ring datestamp, rich color, Very Fine, only 50 were printed and all known are used, signed A. Brun, Scott $2,000.00, Yvert €2,550

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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