Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — French Colonies (General)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4036
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Sale 1259, Lot 4036, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1859-65, 1c-80c Eagle (1-6; Yvert 1-6). Blocks of four, original gum, 1c, 10c and 20c Mint N.H., 5c and 40c with some gum disturbance, 80c lightly hinged, large margins including sheet margins on the three top values, some natural gum creases as usual on this issue, 5c with tiny thin spots, overall a Very Fine set of blocks of French Colonies First Issue, catalogue values as hinged blocks, Scott $1,275.00, Yvert €1,495

E. 300-400
500
4037
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Sale 1259, Lot 4037, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1872, 5c Yellow Green on Greenish (8; Yvert 8). Original gum, large to full margins, bright color, Very Fine, signed Calves and with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 200-300
700
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4038
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Sale 1259, Lot 4038, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1872, 5c Yellow Green on Greenish (8; Yvert 8). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged except bottom right stamp Mint N.H. (and specifically noted as such on both certificates), large even margins all around, outstanding color that is bright and fresh, razor-sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1872 5-CENTIMES YELLOW GREEN ON GREENISH.

Signed Calves and Roumet. With 2010 Scheller and Roumet certificates. Catalogue values as a hinged block. Scott $7,750.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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4039
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Sale 1259, Lot 4039, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871, 10c Bister on Yellowish (9; Yvert 11). Block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., full margins all around, rich color, top right stamp with tiny thin spot, top left stamp with small natural gum crease, both of these flaws are minor and do not detract from the block's Very Fine appearance, catalogue values as a hinged block, Scott $1,850.00, Yvert €2,200

E. 300-400
400
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4040
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Sale 1259, Lot 4040, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1872, 15c Bister on Yellowish (10; Yvert 22). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, three large margins, ample at left, fresh color, Very Fine, signed Roumet and A. Brun, with 2011 Scheller and Roumet certificates, Scott $1,600.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 400-500
600
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4041
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Sale 1259, Lot 4041, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871, 20c Blue on Bluish (11; Yvert 12). Block of four, original gum, small bit of gum loss on top stamp from hinge removal, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., large to full margins all around, lovely fresh color, top right stamp with the tiniest suggestion of a thin speck, left pair with trivial gum bend, Very Fine block, signed Roumet on the bottom left stamp, catalogue values as a hinged block, Scott $2,600.00, Yvert €3,300

E. 500-750
900
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4042
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Sale 1259, Lot 4042, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1872, 25c Blue on Bluish (12; Yvert 12). Top right corner sheet-margin block of four, other two margins full, typical streaky original gum, top stamps with slight disturbance from hinge removal, fresh color, top left stamp with small mark at right, otherwise a Very Fine and handsome block, Scott $900.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 200-300
350
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4043
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Sale 1259, Lot 4043, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871, 30c Brown on Yellowish (13; Yvert 9). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps lightly hinged, four large margins, attractive color, top left stamp with natural inclusion, top right stamp with pinpoint thin speck, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott $940.00, Yvert €930

E. 200-300
250
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4044
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Sale 1259, Lot 4044, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Type I (14; Yvert 13). Top right corner sheet-margin block of four, original gum, most recent certificate states never-hinged, though there is hinging in the top selvage and a tiny hinge mark in the bottom stamps, bright color, two natural inclusions (one visible only on reverse), Extremely Fine, with 1988 Behr and 2019 Ceres certificates, Scott $1,800.00, Yvert €2,200

E. 500-750
850
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4045
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Sale 1259, Lot 4045, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871-72, 80c Rose on Pinkish (15; Yvert 10). Original gum, single light hinge mark, large margins all around, brilliant color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp to find in this pristine and choice quality, ex Gibralter, with 2000 Behr certificate, Scott $1,100.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 400-500
375
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4046
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Sale 1259, Lot 4046, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1871, 80c Rose on Pinkish (15; Yvert 10). Block of four, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., large to full margins, brilliantly rich color and crisp impression, light gum wrinkle at bottom right

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1871 80-CENTIMES IN CHOICE QUALITY.

Lightly signed in pencil by Edwin Muller. With 1953 Friedl certificate. Catalogue values as a hinged block. Scott $5,400.00. Yvert €6,600

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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4047
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Sale 1259, Lot 4047, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1876, 2c Red Brown on Yellowish (17; Yvert 15). Original gum, large margins, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Diena and Calves, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $475.00, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
550
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4048
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Sale 1259, Lot 4048, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1876, 2c Red Brown on Yellowish (17; Yvert 15). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large even margins all around, exceedingly bright and fresh, trivial gum bend affects the bottom stamps, Extremely Fine, a particularly handsome block, signed A. Brun, Scott $2,500.00, Yvert €3,000

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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4049
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Sale 1259, Lot 4049, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1876, 4c Gray (18; Yvert 16). Original gum, four large margins, lovely rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF FRENCH COLONIES 1874 4-CENTIMES GRAY. AMONG THE FINEST AVAILABLE.

The 1876 4c Gray is by far the rarest stamp of French Colonies to find unused. The Venn copy is the finest we have offered in at least 30 years and certainly one of the finest original-gum examples known.

Ex King Carol. Signed A. Brun and Calves. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott $11,000.00. Yvert €13,750

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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4050
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Sale 1259, Lot 4050, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1876, Bister on Rose (20; Yvert 18). Block or four, original gum, bottom stamps with slight disturbance and offset, sheet margin at left, others ample, strong color, Very Fine, Scott $1,250.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 200-300
400
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4051
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Sale 1259, Lot 4051, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (22: Yvert 20). Top sheet-margin block of four, original gum, stamps lightly hinged, other margins full and even, strong color, Very Fine and choice block, signed A. Brun and with 2017 Gautre certificate, Scott $625.00, Yvert €700

E. 200-300
400
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4052
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Sale 1259, Lot 4052, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1873, 80c Rose on Pinkish (23; Yvert 21). Left sheet-margin block of four, other margins full and even, original gum, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice block, catalogue values as a hinged block, Scott $3,100.00, Yvert €3,700

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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4053
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Sale 1259, Lot 4053, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1879, 25c Black on Red (44; Yvert 43). Original gum, tiny h.r., large margins all around, intense color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $600.00, Yvert €770

E. 200-300
650
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4054
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Sale 1259, Lot 4054, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1880, 25c Yellow on Straw (45; Yvert 44). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, large margins all around including a sheet margin at right, beautiful rich color and highly detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb quality stamp, signed A. Brun and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $725.00, Yvert €880

E. 400-500
350
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4055
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Sale 1259, Lot 4055, French Colonies (General)FRENCH COLONIES, 1884-85, 1fr-5fr Black, Postage Due (J12a-J14a; Yvert TT12-TT14). Original gum, 2fr with just a faint trace of a hinge mark, all with large margins, including 5fr with corner sheet margin, fresh shades, 5fr with light horizontal gum bend, Extremely Fine group of the high values, 1fr signed Champion, 2c signed A. Brun, Calves, and with 2005 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,025.00, Yvert €1,350.00

E. 400-500
600
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4056
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French Colonies General Issues Unused Collection. Lacking only six major numbers for completion (all six are offered separately), plus three blocks of four, nearly all with original gum, mainly Very Fine, Scott well over $6,000.00

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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