Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance Lot

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4235
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Sale 1259, Lot 4235, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf-80pf Overprints (151-162; Yvert 23/29). Complete set of eleven, original gum, many lightly hinged, well-centered and fresh throughout, 25c with mild crease, otherwise a Very Fine and handsome set, only 550 of the 40pf and 80pf were printed, many signed by French experts, 40pf and 80pf with 1999 and 2001 P.F. certificate respectively, Scott $1,750.00, Yvert €2,490

E. 500-750
1,200
4236
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4236, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1915, 5c on 3pf Brown (164; Yvert 43). Tied on piece by light blue Anecho circular datestamp, rich color

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 5-CENTIMES ON 3-PFENNIG. ONLY 61 WERE PRINTED. THE FEW THAT EXIST TODAY ARE NEARLY ALL USED.

With 2002 J-F Brun certificate. Scott $4,500.00. Yvert €6,500

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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4237
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Sale 1259, Lot 4237, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1915, 5pf Green (165; Yvert 44). Original gum, uncharacteristically well-centered, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice example of this scarce stamp, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,050.00, Yvert €1,450

E. 300-400
850
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4238
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Sale 1259, Lot 4238, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine (166; Yvert 45). Original gum, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine and scarce, signed A. Diena and Holcombe, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,150.00, Yvert €1,650

E. 300-400
425
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4239
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4239, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black (170; Yvert 49). Blue Anecho circular datestamp, lovely centering, bold colors

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAMP WITH ONLY 36 PRINTED - EVEN LESS THOUGHT TO EXIST TODAY.

Of the major collections formed of French Colonies, nearly all are void of values of the 1915 printing from the 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert.

Ex Reiners. Signed Bloch. With 1977 Friedl and 1994 Holcombe certificates. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €11,000

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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4240
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4240, Togo (French) thru Tunisia, Balance LotTOGO (French), 1915, 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon (171; Yvert 50). Tied on piece by complete blue Anecho 8.1 circular datestamp, excellent centering, deep intense colors and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 50-PFENNIG. ONLY NINETEEN WERE PRINTED. THIS IS PERHAPS THE FINEST OF THE TINY NUMBER AVAILABLE.

One of the rarest stamps in the entire Porter Venn collection. A mere nineteen were printed and fewer still exist today. This copy, with its choice centering, wonderful freshness, and complete cancel, is certainly among the most desirable of the few available to collectors.

With 1992 Holcombe and 2006 P.F. certificates. Scott $12,500.00. Yvert €18,000

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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4241
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Tunisia Complete Unused Collection. To 1954, includes Postage, Semi-Postal, Air Post, and Postage Due issues, original gum, much is Very Fine, Scott $3,600.00

E. 500-750
1,400
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4242
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Balance of the Porter W. Venn II Collection of French Colonies. Consisting of colonies that did not have enough value to stand alone, but are nevertheless filled with desirable unused stamps, goes to the early 1940s, several of the colonies are complete, while others are lacking only a stamp or two, most of the value in 20th Century sets, original gum, majority Very Fine, Scott well over $12,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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