Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — French Colonies thru Ivory Coast

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4808
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Sale 1259, Lot 4808, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH COLONIES, 1876, 4c Gray (18; Yvert 16). Unused (no gum), full margin to just touching at bottom left, two thin spots, Fine appearance, with 2018 Ceres certificate, Scott $11,000.00, Yvert €13,750

E. 400-500
650
4809
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Sale 1259, Lot 4809, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH COLONIES, 1880, 25c Yellow on Straw (45; Yvert 44). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2016 Behr certificate, Scott $725.00, Yvert €880

E. 200-300
400
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4810
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Sale 1259, Lot 4810, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastBENIN, 1892, 75c on 15c Blue, Red Surcharge (18; Yvert 16). Unused (no gum), unusually well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, only 500 were printed and most of those were used, signed A. Brun and with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,250

E. 300-400
450
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4811
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Sale 1259, Lot 4811, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastBENIN, 1892, 75c on 15c Blue, Black Surcharge (19; Yvert 17). Original gum, strong color

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

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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4812
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Sale 1259, Lot 4812, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastCILICIA, 1920, 2pi on 15c Gray Green and 5pi on 40c Red & Gray, Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert A1-A2). 2pi lightly hinged, 5pi with small h.r., exceptionally well-centered, bright colors, bright and fresh

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

Sale 1259, Lot 4812, French Colonies thru Ivory Coast
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E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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4813
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Sale 1259, Lot 4813, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1890, 15c on 5c Green on Greenish, Inverted Surcharge (2a; Yvert 2a). Horizontal pair, original gum, rich color, horizontal crease, Fine, a rare error multiple, signed Bernichon and with 2022 Roumet certificate, catalogue values as two singles, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €3,000

E. 400-500
350
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4814
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Sale 1259, Lot 4814, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1890, 1c-25c Pictorials (6-9; Yvert 6-9). Original gum, each with large margins, crisp impressions, Very Fine, not easy to assemble a set of these in sound original-gum condition, with 2020 Roumet set certificate, Scott $2,685.00 (as no gum), Yvert €3,120

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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4815
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4815, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 35c Brown on Bister (21; Yvert 21). Neat Aug. 13, 1893 double-ring datestamp, fresh and Fine, only 150 printed, with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $925.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 300-400
375
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4816
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4816, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 35c Black on Yellow (22; Yvert 22). Tied on piece by complete Sept. 25, 1893 double-ring datestamp, bright color, Very Fine, only 150 printed, signed Calves and with 2000 Mayer certificate, Scott $925.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 300-400
300
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4817
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4817, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 1fr Brown, Postage Due (J13; Yvert TT13). Large to full margins, deep color and sharp impression, double-ring datestamp, Very Fine, a rare Postage Due stamp, with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €1,900

E. 400-500
600
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Sale 1259, Lot 4818, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1886, 5c on 2c Green on Greenish, Surcharge 10-1/2mm (1b; Yvert 1a). Unused, without gum as usual, large to full margins, brilliant color, Very Fine, an elusive variety, signed Thier and with 2022 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,000

E. 300-400
275
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4819
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Sale 1259, Lot 4819, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1886, 5c on 30c Brown on Yellow (9; Yvert 7). Original gum, h.r. in the selvage only, large to full margins, including a sheet margin at top, rich color, Very Fine, it is believed only 300 were produced, original-gum copies are particularly rare, as Scott notes its value is for no gum and Yvert states this issue is generally found without gum, signed Champion, Calves, and with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,500.00 (as no gum), Yvert €1,900

E. 500-750
600
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4820
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4820, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1921, 75c Black on Grayish, "T.A.G." Air Post (CL3; Yvert PA4A). Large margins all around, "Avion" cancel, Very Fine, only 500 were printed, signed Calves, Scott $750.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 200-300
325
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4821
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4821, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1921, 75c Black on Grayish, "T.A.G." Air Post (CL3; Yvert PA4A). Hinged on large part of registered parcel (this correspondence is well-known with this Air Post issue), close margins, oval cancel, Fine, the customs label declares that the package contained dried butterflies, both the stamp and piece are signed J-F Brun, catalogue values as used stamp, Scott $750.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 300-400
475
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4822
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4822, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1921, 75c Black on Grayish, "T.A.G." Air Post (CL4; Yvert PA4). Affixed to piece, light "Avion" cancel, Fine, just 500 printed, signed Calves

E. 200-300
325
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4823
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Sale 1259, Lot 4823, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1921, 75c Black on Salmon, "T.A.G." Air Post (CL5; Yvert PA3). Unused, without gum as issued, close margins to just touching, sharp impression, Fine, a rare unused stamp, signed Champion and Calves, Scott $1,350.00, Yvert €1,700

E. 300-400
475
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4824
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Sale 1259, Lot 4824, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH GUIANA, 1921, 75c Black on Salmon, "T.A.G." Air Post (CL12; Yvert PA8). Without gum as issued, close margins, fresh color, Fine and very scarce, signed Calves, Scott $1,400.00, Yvert €1,750

E. 400-500
550
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4825
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Sale 1259, Lot 4825, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1891, 10c on 25c Black on Rose (3b; Yvert 5A). Original gum, fresh color and strong impression, centered to bottom right as usual, Fine, only a small number of the 25c stamps were surcharged 10c in error, ex Gibralter, with 2000 Behr certificate (as the old Yvert No. 5d), Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 400-500
425
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4826
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4826, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1893, 5c Black (9; Yvert 9). Lightly cancelled, small thin spot, Fine appearance, only 150 printed, signed Bernichon and with clear 1979 A.P.S. certificate (incorrectly as Scott No. 10), Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 200-300
200
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4827
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4827, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1893, 10c Black (10; Yvert 10). Tied on piece by Tangier 1893 double-ring datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate (incorrectly as Scott No. 9), Scott $900.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 300-400
200
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4828
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Sale 1259, Lot 4828, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1903, 5c on 5c Light Blue, Vertical Surcharge (24; Yvert 18a). Unused (no gum), exceedingly well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, only 150 printed, signed J-F Brun and with 2000 P. Robin certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €1,900

E. 400-500
550
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4829
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4829, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1903, 10c on 10c Chocolate (25; Yvert 19). On part of cover with proper Tanger 10 Oct 03 circular datestamp, fresh color, Fine, only 300 printed, used examples were never cancelled on the stamp, so they are best collected on piece with the proper cancel of Oct. 10, 1903, signed Calves, Scott $2,600.00, Yvert €2,450

E. 400-500
800
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4830
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4830, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH MOROCCO, 1914, 10c+5c on 10c Rose (B3; Yvert 56). Lightly cancelled, bright color, two small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1996 A.P.S. and 2022 Roumet certificates, Scott $1,400.00, Yvert €1,800

E. 200-300
350
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4831
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Sale 1259, Lot 4831, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 15c on 75c Carmine on Rose (1; Yvert 1). Original gum that is slightly disturbed, typical centering and color

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

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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4832
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4832, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastFRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (2; Yvert 2). Light double-ring datestamp cancel, attractive color, light horizontal crease at bottom, Fine appearance, signed Thier, Bloch, and with 2015 Sismondo certificate, Scott $1,700.00, Yvert €2,100

E. 300-400
650
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4833
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Sale 1259, Lot 4833, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1886, 50c on 15c Blue (4; Yvert 4). Original gum, strong color, short perf at top, otherwise Fine, only 300 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €1,800

E. 300-400
550
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4834
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Sale 1259, Lot 4834, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1886, 75c on 15c Blue (5; Yvert 5). Original gum, h.r., strong color, Fine, only 300 printed, with far fewer existing today, with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $1,900.00, Yvert €2,100

E. 400-500
550
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4835
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4835, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1888, 25c on 75c Carmine on Rose (10; Yvert 10). Double-ring datestamp, fresh color, slightly short perf at top, otherwise Fine, signed A. Brun and with 2020 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,100.00, Yvert €2,700

E. 300-400
650
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4836
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Sale 1259, Lot 4836, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1891, 35c Deep Violet on Orange, "GUADBLOUPE" Error (23d; Yvert 23b). Original gum, h.r., bright color, Very Fine and scarce error, with 2022 Roumet certificate, Scott $525.00, Yvert €720

E. 200-300
200
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4837
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4837, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1891, 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Horizontal Pair, One "GUADBLOUPE" Error (26, 26d; Yvert 26ba). Right stamp the error, light centrally struck circular datestamp, rich color, Fine-Very Fine example of this scarce and desirable se-tenant error, with 2022 Roumet certificate, unpriced as a pair in Scott, Yvert €720

E. 200-300
190
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4838
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4838, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastINDO-CHINA, 1891, 10c Black, Parcel Post, Vermilion Handstamp in Shiny Ink (Q1 var; Yvert CP2). Deep color, light circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Fine example of this scarce stamp, signed J-F Brun and with 1998 P. Robin certificate, footnoted in Scott but unpriced used, Yvert €950

E. 200-300
325
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4839
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Sale 1259, Lot 4839, French Colonies thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 50c Lilac, Parcel Post (Q3; Yvert CP4A). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins all around, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, a rare Parcel Post stamp with only 75 printed, signed A. Brun, Scott $3,300.00, Yvert €4,500

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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