Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — French Offices in Zanzibar

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4019
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Sale 1259, Lot 4019, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1894, -1/2a & 5c on 1c Black on Lilac Blue, Types I and II (12 var; Yvert 12b). Horizontal se-tenant pair, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, original gum, mild h.r., deep color, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce and attractive se-tenant pair, signed Miro, Yvert €850

E. 300-400
800
4020
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4020, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a & 50c on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (32; Yvert 35a). Type I surcharge, tied to piece by light July 28, 1897 double-circle datestamp, rich color, Very Fine, 96 of the 380 printed were Type I, signed Bernichon and Champion, with 1993 Calves certificate, Scott $950.00, Yvert €950

E. 400-500
750
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4021
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4021, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 2-1/2a & 25c Green on Greenish (34 var; Yvert 37A). Type II surcharge, tied to piece by well-struck July 26, 1897 double-ring datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, only 30 Type II stamps were printed, signed Champion and with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,300.00 (for the generic stamp), Yvert €2,400

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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4022
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4022, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 2-1/2a & 25c Black on Lavender (35; Yvert 38). Type I surcharge, tied on piece by July 23, 1897 double-ring datestamp, fresh colors

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF FRENCH OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR. ONLY TEN WERE PRINTED.

Signed several times including Bernichon, Miro and Roumet. With 2003 Roumet and 2004 P.F. certificates. Scott $4,000.00. Yvert €5,500

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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4023
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4023, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 2-1/2a & 25c Blue (36 var; Yvert 44a). Type II surcharge, tied on piece by light and complete July 28, 1897 double-circle datestamp, wonderfully bright and fresh

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ANOTHER RARITY OF FRENCH OFFICES IN ZANZIBAR. ONLY 12 TYPE II SURCHARGES WERE PRINTED.

Signed Lemaire and with 1988 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $3,000.00 (as the generic stamp). Yvert €5,200

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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4024
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4024, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a & 50c Brown on Bister (37; Yvert 40A). Type V surcharge, tied on piece by neat July 28, 1897 double-circle datestamp, quite fresh

VERY FINE. ONLY TWENTY PRINTED AND ALL KNOWN COPIES ARE USED

Half (ten) are Type V.

Signed Roumet and Maury. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott $2,900.00 (for the generic stamp). Yvert €4,600

E. 1,500-2,000
4,750
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4025
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4025, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1897, 5a & 50c Red on Straw (38; Yvert 46A). Type V surcharge, tied on piece by July 26, 1897 double-circle datestamp, red color consists of the printer's number 1302 rather than the usual selvage band (a most odd occurrence), fresh

VERY FINE. ONLY 20 WERE PRINTED AND ALL KNOWN COPIES ARE USED.

Half (ten) were Type V.

Signed Lemaire and Champion. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,000.00 (as the generic stamp). Yvert €5,300

E. 2,000-3,000
9,500
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4026
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4026, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 25c on 2-1/2a on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (50; Yvert 58). Tied on piece by July 22, 1904 datestamp, rich color, Very Fine, only 150 printed, all known are used, signed Calves and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 400-500
1,000
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4027
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4027, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 50c on 5a on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (51; Yvert 59). Light July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, well-centered, a few faintly toned perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, only 100 printed and all known are used, signed Calves and with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,550

E. 300-400
1,300
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4028
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4028, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 50c on 5a on 4a on 40c Red on Straw (52; Yvert 60). Tied on piece by light July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, bright color, Very Fine, only 100 printed, signed Marquelet and Roumet, with 2014 Behr certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €2,550

E. 500-750
1,500
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4029
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4029, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 1fr & 10a on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (53; Yvert 61). Tied on piece by light July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, strong color, Very Fine, only 50 were printed and all known are used, signed Calves and with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,000.00, Yvert €2,550

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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4030
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4030, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 25c & 2-1/2a on 3a on 30c Lilac, Without "c" After "25" (57; Yvert 65c). Tied on piece by complete July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, only 50 printed and all known are used, ex Gibralter, with 2000 Behr certificate, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €2,400

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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4031
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4031, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 1fr on 10a on 3a on 30c Lilac (59; Yvert 67). Tied on piece by July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, strong rich color, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare stamp with only 50 printed and all known examples used, ex King Carol and "World Traveler", signed Calves, with 1986 and 2013 P.F. certificates, Scott $2,000.00, Yvert €2,550

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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4032
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4032, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, -1/2a on 5c Blue (60; Yvert 68). Tied on piece by July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, exceedingly fresh, Very Fine, only 300 printed and only known used, signed Calves and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $450.00, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
700
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4033
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4033, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 1fr & 10a on 3a on 30c Brown on Bister (61; Yvert 69). Tied on piece by complete July 22, 1904 double-circle datestamp, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, only 300 printed and all known are used, ex Wyer, signed A. Brun and with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $450.00, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
750
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4034
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4034, French Offices in ZanzibarFRANCE, Offices in Zanzibar, 1904, 1-1/2a on 15c Green, Red Bars Across "Chiffre" and "Taxe" (62; Yvert 70). Tied on piece by July 22, 1904 double-ring datestamp, bright color, Very Fine, only 150 printed and all known are used, signed Calves and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
375
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4035
og
French Offices in Zanzibar Mostly Unused Collection. First issue includes the 7-1/2a surcharge, Second issue with 10a surcharge, four used stamps including No. 58 (tied on piece, gum staining at right), original gum, a large number Very Fine, five certificates accompany, Scott over $4,600.00

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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