Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — French Sudan thru Ivory Coast

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4106
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Sale 1259, Lot 4106, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastFRENCH SUDAN, 1894, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (2; Yvert 2). Original gum, remarkably well-centered, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 25-CENTIMES FRENCH SUDAN SURCHARGE. CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

950 were surcharged and the vast majority were used, leaving very few unused copies available. Of that small number, most are no gum, off-center for have varying degrees of faults. The Venn example is a notable exception.

Signed A. Brun and Calves. With 2006 Roumet and P.F. certificates. Scott $5,000.00. Yvert €6,500

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
4107
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Sale 1259, Lot 4107, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1886, 10c on 20c Red on Green (2; Yvert 2). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, uncharacteristically well-centered, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, signed A. Brun and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $550.00, Yvert €700

E. 200-300
250
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4108
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Sale 1259, Lot 4108, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1888, 25c on 5c Green on Greenish (8; Yvert 8). Original gum, well-centered, wonderfully rich color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce stamp, signed Calves and with 1998 Behr and 2005 Calves certificates, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €1,850

E. 400-500
700
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4109
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Sale 1259, Lot 4109, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1889, 15c on 30c Black (12; Yvert 12). Part original gum, large margins all around, sharp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1889 15-CENTIMES ON 30-CENTIMES SURCHARGE.

250 were printed, but most were used, leaving only a tiny number of unused copies available today.

Signed A. Brun. With 1998 Behr and 1999 P.F. certificates. Scott $5,000.00. Yvert €6,500

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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4110
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Sale 1259, Lot 4110, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1889, 15c Black on Rose (14; Yvert 14). Original gum, lightly hinged, four large margins, strong paper color, Extremely Fine, a highly desirable example of this challenging type-set stamp, signed Champion and A. Brun, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,900.00, Yvert €2,300

E. 500-750
850
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4111
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Sale 1259, Lot 4111, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGABON, 1889, 25c Black on Green (15; Yvert 15). Original gum, lightly hinged, full to mostly large margins, small natural inclusion in center and tiny surface abrasion in the right margin (neither mentioned on certificate), Very Fine appearance, signed Bernichon and Miro, with clear 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 200-300
550
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4112
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Gabon Unused Collection. To 1933, four early surcharges including Nos. 1 and 11 each with P.F. certificate, 20th Century complete for the period, original gum, majority Very Fine, Scott over $3,300.00

E. 500-750
1,800
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4113
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Sale 1259, Lot 4113, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1891, 80c Carmine on Pinkish (13; Yvert 13). Original gum, large to full margins, deep color, small scissor cut in the top right margin, otherwise Very Fine, signed Carion and Schlesinger, with clear 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 200-300
425
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4114
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Sale 1259, Lot 4114, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1876, 25c Black, Postage Due (J1; Yvert TT1). Bottom left corner margin single, part original gum (noted simply as "previously hinged" on the certificate), other margins large, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,350.00, Yvert 1,850

E. 300-400
850
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4115
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4115, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1876, 40c Black on Blue Paper, Postage Due (J2; Yvert TT2). Tied on piece by Pointe-a-Pitre circular datestamp, large margins all around, strong paper color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1876 40-CENTIMES BLACK ON BLUE PAPER POSTAGE DUE. AN IMPORTANT RARITY OF THE WORLD AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PORTER W. VENN II COLLECTION.

The 1876 Postage Dues were actually the first stamps of Guadeloupe, issued eight years before the first postage stamps. They were typeset in black in sheets of twenty and produced locally. Two values, 25c and 40c, were made. All of the 25c were printed on white paper. The first three sheets of the 40c were produced on blue paper. However, this was deemed unacceptable and the remaining printing was done on white paper.

No more than 24 are recorded (all used) including seven on six covers. Power Search reveals no others offered by our firm since 1993 and including all Rarities of the World sales. Even some of the most comprehensive French Colonies collections ever formed (e.g. Edward Gilbert, David Markowitz and Rolfe Wyer) were lacking this stamp. The Venn copy is superior in quality to all of the other off-cover examples we were able to locate.

Signed Calves. With 1998 Behr certificate and with 2004 and 2005 Calves certificates. Scott $37,500.00. Yvert €50,000

E. 20,000-30,000
25,000
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4116
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Sale 1259, Lot 4116, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastGUADELOUPE, 1876, 40c Black, Postage Due (J3; Yvert TT3). Original gum, large margins including a huge right sheet margin, extraordinarily fresh, with a sharp impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, signed Calves and with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 500-750
1,900
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4117
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Sale 1259, Lot 4117, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastINDO-CHINA, 1904, 5fr Deep Violet on Lilac (39; Yvert 39). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, intensely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 Behr certificate, unpriced in Scott as never-hinged, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
750
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4118
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Indo-China Unused Collection. To 1945, high degree of completion, lacking only a few mostly inexpensive stamps, also includes Annam & Tonkin and Cochin China, original gum, mainly Very Fine, Scott over $3,700.00

E. 500-750
2,000
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4119
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Sale 1259, Lot 4119, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 50c Lilac, Parcel Post (Q3; Yvert CP4A). Original gum, full to mostly large margins, attractive color, Very Fine, only 75 printed, signed A. Brun and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,300.00, Yvert €4,500

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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4120
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Sale 1259, Lot 4120, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr Rose on Buff, Parcel Post (Q4; Yvert CP4B). Original gum, large margins all around, bright color, Extremely Fine, a choice quality example of this rare stamp, only 75 printed, signed Champion and A. Brun, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,300.00, Yvert €4,500

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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4121
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Sale 1259, Lot 4121, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 5c Blue, Parcel Post, Type "a" Surcharge (Q9; Yvert CP7d). Original gum, full to large margins, strong impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. Q9. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,400.00. Yvert €6,000

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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4122
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Sale 1259, Lot 4122, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 5c Blue, Parcel Post, Type "b" Surcharge (Q10; Yvert CP7e). Original gum, full to large margins including a sheet margin at left, deep color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT Q10. THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN OVER 30 YEARS.

With 1998 Behr and 2005 Calves certificates. Scott $4,400.00. Yvert €6,000

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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4123
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Sale 1259, Lot 4123, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 5c Blue, Parcel Post, Ty. "e" Surcharge (Q13; Yvert CP7b). Original gum, full to large margins, fresh color

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. Q13. ONLY SEVENTEEN WERE PRINTED.

Signed A. Brun. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,800.00. Yvert €6,500

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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4124
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Sale 1259, Lot 4124, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 5c Blue, Parcel Post, Ty. "f" Surcharge (Q14; Yvert CP7c). Original gum, large to full margins, dark color, light horizontal crease at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. Q14. ONLY FOUR WERE PRINTED.

Only four stamps were surcharged with the Type "f" overprint. All four still exist today (three unused, one used).

Signed A. Brun. With 1972 Behr and 1999 P.F. certificates. Scott $12,000.00. Yvert €16,500

E. 4,000-5,000
18,000
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4125
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Sale 1259, Lot 4125, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 5c Blue, Parcel Post, Ty. "g" and "h" Surcharges (Q15-Q16; Yvert CP7ha). Horizontal pair, right stamp the rare Type "h" surcharge, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins including a sheet-margin at right, strong rich color

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE SE-TENANT PAIR CONTAINING SCOTT NO. Q16. VERY FEW SUCH PAIRS CAN EXIST.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Not priced in Scott as a se-tenant pair ($3,860.00 as two stamps). Yvert €5,750

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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4126
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Sale 1259, Lot 4126, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 10c Gray Brown, Ty. "g" Surcharge (Q19; Yvert CP8B). Original gum, four large margins, strong color in a dark shade

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. Q19. ONLY TWENTY PRINTED.

Signed Calves and J-F Brun. With 1988 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $4,000.00. Yvert €5,500

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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4127
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Sale 1259, Lot 4127, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 1fr on 10c Gray Brown, Ty. "h" Surcharge (Q20; Yvert CP8C; Maury CP10 IX). Original gum, large to full margins including sheet margins at bottom and right, intensely rich color

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. 20 - THE SINGULAR COPY THAT WAS PRINTED.

While there are a few major catalogue number stamps in the world of which only one is known - there are practically no others in which only one was produced. It can only happen when one stamp in a setting is noticeably different from the rest. And still to produce a unique stamp, only one sheet with that different stamp could be printed. Such is the case with the Ivory Coast 1fr on 10c Parcel Post. The 3rd setting contained the "UN" surcharges. Twenty are the thin surcharge (Scott Q19; Yvert 8B), four are the thin surcharge without circumflex (Yvert 8Ba), and one (position 25) has the thick surcharge. Only one pane was ever printed.

After the fall of the hammer of this lot, only one collector in the world will be able to fill that long empty space in their album.

Signed Calves and J.F. Brun. With 1998 Behr and 2004 Calves certificates. Scott $46,000.00. Unpriced in Yvert and Maury. However Stanley Gibbons prices it at £49,000.

E. 20,000-30,000
50,000
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4128
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Sale 1259, Lot 4128, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 4fr on 60c Gray Brown, Ty. "j" Surcharge Without Circumflex, Ty. "k" Surcharge (Q21-Q22 var; Yvert CP11Ac). Horizontal pair, left stamp Type "j" (without circumflex over "o" of "Cote"), right stamp Type "k", original gum, large margins, Very Fine, a desirable se-tenant pair, with 2005 Roumet and Calves certificates, this se-tenant pair is unpriced in Scott, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
350
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4129
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Sale 1259, Lot 4129, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1903, 4fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post, Type "l" Surcharge (Q23; Yvert CP11B). Original gum, large margins, Very Fine, only 72 printed, ex Wyer, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 400-500
475
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4130
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Sale 1259, Lot 4130, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1905, 4fr on 1fr Rose on Buff, Parcel Post, Italic "4" (Q35a; Yvert CP21a). Original gum, large margins all around, bright color, Very Fine and choice, only 40 stamps were surcharged with the italic "4", signed A. Brun and Roumet, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,250.00, Yvert €2,500

E. 500-750
700
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4131
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Sale 1259, Lot 4131, French Sudan thru Ivory CoastIVORY COAST, 1905, 8fr on 1fr Rose on Buff, Parcel Post (Q36; Yvert CP22). Original gum, large to full margins, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, Scott $700.00, Yvert €900

E. 200-300
300
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4132
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Ivory Coast Unused Collection. To 1942, Postage and Postage Due issues are complete, the Parcel Post are lacking only the rare stamps that are being run individually, original gum, majority Very Fine, Scott $3,800.00

E. 500-750
2,100
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