Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022
Category — French Colonies thru Ivory Coast
FINE. A VERY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM STAMP.
Only 100 were printed, many of which were used. Only a tiny number of unused original-gum examples still survive.
Signed A. Brun. With 2022 Roumet certificate. Scott $3,500.00. Yvert €4,500
EXTREMELY FINE. THE KEY STAMPS OF CILICIA AND ONE OF THE RAREST AIR POST SETS OF THE WORLD.
The total number of unused examples is unclear. Both of the accompanying Sismondo certificates state "fewer than ten unused examples known". It is claimed that one European dealer bought up all the few unused sets that were not used on the flight covers. Around the same time, "reprints" were made using a new handstamp.
Both stamps signed by respected Air Post expert Nicolas Sanabria. 5pi additionally signed by French expert Theodore Champion. Each with 2018 Sergio Sismondo certificate. However, we must note that current French expert Alexandre Roumet would not issue a good certificate for this set. Therefore, we are offering it on the basis of the information noted above and no returns or further extension will be allowed.
Scott $18,750.00. Yvert €24,500
FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF FRENCH SUDAN NO. 1.
While 1,000 were issued, the vast majority of those were used, and what few have remained unused, most have no gum and/or faults. This is one of the small handful of sound, original gum, examples still existing.
Signed A. Brun, Calves, and Scheller. With 2019 Gautre certificate. Scott $4,600.00. Yvert €5,500