Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — French Offices in China and Egypt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4001
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Sale 1259, Lot 4001, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, 1904-05, 4c Claret on Bluish (47A; Yvert 64A). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered and exceedingly fresh, Very Fine, only 200 printed, ex Wyer, signed Miro, A. Brun and Calves, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $975.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 300-400
400
4002
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4002, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, 1903, 15c Blue, Postage Due, Purple Handstamp (J9a; Yvert TT8a). Tied on piece by complete Tientsin Oct. 2, 1903 datestamp, well-centered, deep color, Very Fine, especially scarce with the violet handstamp, ex Wyer, signed Roumet and Calves, with 2011 P.F. certificate, unpriced in Scott, Yvert €1,250

E. 300-400
600
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4003
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4003, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, 1903, 5c Yellow Green, Postage Due, Carmine Handstamp (J20; Yvert TT13). Tied on piece by complete Tientsin Oct. 23, 1903 datestamp, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, ex Wyer, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, Yvert €450

E. 200-300
550
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4004
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Sale 1259, Lot 4004, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, 1903, 15c Blue, Postage Due, Carmine Handstamp (J22; Yvert TT15). Large part original gum, deep intense color, Very Fine, a scarce unused stamp, signed Roumet and with 2007 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,250.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 300-400
475
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4005
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4005, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, 1903, 5c Green, Postage Due, Purple Handstamp (J27a; Yvert TT17b). Light circular datestamp cancel, attractive color, pinpoint thin speck, Very Fine appearance, signed Calves, unpriced in Scott, Yvert €900

E. 200-300
300
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4006
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Sale 1259, Lot 4006, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, Canton, 1901, 5c Green on Greenish (2A; Yvert 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly well-centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a choice example of the key stamp to the set, with 2008 Scheller and Roumet certificates, Scott $600.00, Yvert €750

E. 300-400
350
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4007
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Sale 1259, Lot 4007, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, Hoi Hao, 1901, 15c Blue (6; Yvert 7). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, deeply rich color, Very Fine, only a fraction of the 450 printed still survive, and even fewer in this excellent condition, with 1997 Calves certificate, Scott $1,850.00, Yvert €2,250

E. 500-750
1,200
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4008
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Sale 1259, Lot 4008, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, Hoi Hao, 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (14; Yvert 14). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, Very Fine, only 600 printed, signed Bernichon, A. Brun and Roumet, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $800.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 300-400
950
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4009
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Sale 1259, Lot 4009, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, Hoi Hao, 1901, 5fr Red Lilac on Lavender (15; Yvert 15). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine, only 600 printed, signed Calves and with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $800.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 300-400
500
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4010
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Sale 1259, Lot 4010, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in China, Mongtseu, 1903, 25c Black on Rose (7C; Yvert 9). Original gum, fresh color, Very Fine, signed Roumet and with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott $725.00, Yvert €930

E. 200-300
425
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4011
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French Offices in China Unused Collection. Includes the general issue overprints (a couple Postage Dues are used) and the provincial issues, individual catalogue values to $425.00, several better sets, some lacking only one or two for completion (often the high values present and a moderately-priced stamp is missing), nearly all with original gum, a large number Very Fine, many signed by French experts and four certificates accompany, Scott over $15,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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4012
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Sale 1259, Lot 4012, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in Egypt, Alexandria, 1921, 30m on 15m on 1fr Claret & Olive Green (46A; Yvert 50). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, vibrant colors, Extremely Fine, few of the 75 issued can be found in this stellar quality, signed Roumet and A. Brun, with 2012 Scheller and Roumet certificates, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,600

E. 500-750
650
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4013
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Sale 1259, Lot 4013, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in Egypt, Alexandria, 1921, 60m on 2fr Gray Violet & Yellow (59; Yvert 59). Original gum, near perfect centering, rich colors on fresh paper, Roumet certificate notes a toned spot on reverse (very trivial), but also mentions the outstanding centering and freshness, Extremely Fine, the key stamp of Offices in Alexandria, signed several times, with 2004 Calves and Roumet certificates, Scott $2,250.00, Yvert €3,000

E. 500-750
1,200
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4014
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Sale 1259, Lot 4014, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in Egypt, Port Said, 1899, 25c on 10c Black on Lavender, additional 25c Surcharge (17; Yvert 19). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, an especially challenging stamp to find in Mint Never-Hinged condition, with 2006 Renon certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 400-500
900
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4015
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Sale 1259, Lot 4015, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in Egypt, Port Said, 1921-23, 60m on 2fr Orange & Pale Blue, Surcharge Omitted (68 var; Yvert 59a). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, bright colors, Very Fine, a rare error, the 2fr Orange & Pale Blue was not issued without the surcharging overprint, with 2011 Roumet certificate, Yvert €1,500

E. 400-500
850
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4016
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Sale 1259, Lot 4016, French Offices in China and EgyptFRANCE, Offices in Egypt, Port Said, 1921, 30m on 50c Red Violet, Postage Due (J4; Yvert TT4). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep color, Very Fine, a desirable original-gum example of this rare Postage Due stamp, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,000.00, Yvert €4,000

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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4017
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French Offices in Egypt Unused Collection. Contains both Alexandria and Port Said, Alexandria complete less the two rarities (offered separately) and one minor Postage Due stamp, Port Said complete less No. 17 and a few Postage Due stamps, but does include the 1921 2m Postage Due with inverted "M" (in pair with normal), original gum, much is Very Fine, Scott over $5,700.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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4018
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French Offices in Turkey Unused Collection. Contains the general Levant issues, as well as Cavalle, Dedeagh, Port Lagos, and Vathy, complete less only the 1905 Beirut Provisional, original gum, majority Very Fine, two certificates accompany, Scott over $3,400.00

E. 500-750
1,300
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