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Stamp auction - 10 March 2011 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 10 March 2011. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 138 - France
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
740   Used (on letter or envelope)
PRE-STAMP E.L's mostly late 18th to early 19th Century with a good variety of town marks. (87) £100 to 125 £145.00
741    M
 Used
1849-1991 extensive M & U collection on Senator leaves in 9 ring binders, pre 1872 in mixed condition but incl. useful in good-fine condition. Pre WW2 well covered & highlights incl. good Peace & Commerce (no Type 1's) to 5f & 1900 Merson high vals set U, 1918 Red Cross M (SG.378) & 1927-31 Sinking Fund sets fine M. Also 19369 50f Air (small thin), other notable incl. 1938 Unemployed Intellectuals M, 1947 Congress of UPU set M & U, 1949-50 Airs U & 1950-56 National Relief sets. A few UNESCO & Council & Europe issues & one binder containing only covers & cards plus 4 booklets, some occasional gaps throughout but a solid base for development & should be viewed. (2716 + 52 covers, 12 m/s, 4 bklts) ST.Cat. £9500++ £1300 to 1600 N/S
742    M
 Used
1849-2002 M & U collection neatly laid out in large black page s/book, noted range of imperf & perf Napoleons U with possible pmk interest, 1869 5f lilac U but heavily defective, Peace & Commerce vals to 1f U & various commems incl. charity issues etc. Mixed condition, still a good foundation on which to build. (100's) £120 to 150 N/S
743
 Used
1849-50 10c bistre verdatre, good to large margins, used barred grid, Yv.1b, SG.2. Cat. £500 £70 to 85 £86.00
744
 Used
1849-50 15c 'vert clair' FU barred grid, large even margin, Yv2a, SG.4. Cat. £1100 £150 to 200 £190.00
745
 Used
1849-52 10c bistre brown good to large margins, FU barred grid, Yv1a, SG.3. Cat. £450 £55 to 70 £74.00
746
 Used
1849-52 20c black/white, a superb part marginal single U with c.d.s. leaving clear profile, very scarce with this cancellation, SG.7. £55 to 75 £50.00
747
 Used
1849-52 20c 'noir s. chamois' superb used, large margined copy, Yv3b, SG.9. Cat. £225 £40 to 50 £40.00
748
Used on piece or front
1849-52 25c huge margined pair used on small piece with 1f carmine brown, three good margins just cut into outer frame line at left, cancelled barred grid, very scarce, SG.11. Cat. £1250 £140 to 165 N/S
749
 Used
1849-52 40c 'orange rif' - a magnificent single large portion of adjacent stamp at right and other margins huge, VFU superb colour, Yv5a, SG.14. Cat. £550 £150 to 200 £160.00
750    M
 Used
1849-circa 1959 quality M & U collection on Lighthouse album with slip case, ring binder, s/book & loose on album sheets, display cards etc. Pre WWI period in large part complete & offers an impressive range of Empire & Republic defin issues. The duplicated imperfs are predominantly 4 margin & incl. many scarcer stamps. Also from this period, 1869 5f (FU), Peace & Commerce types 1 & 2 incl. 2c (SG.213) U, 10c (SG.231) & 75c (SG.238) U, duplicated range of 'Merson' high vals to 10f (incl. Granite papers), 1917 & 1926 War Orphan sets (m), Bordeaux Exhibition M, 1925 Paris Exhibition M/Sheet (M), 1927 Strasbourg Exhibition M/Sheet (M), 1929 Le Havre Exhibition (M) & most other issues to 1940 complete M or U incl. 1929 Pictorial set with 20f P11 (M) & most of the varieties. Later issues appear virtually complete M or U incl. 1937 Pexip Paris M/Sheet (M). Collection also provides useful Postage Dues, Sinking Fund, all the better Air sets. Ring binders house fine range of Blanc & Sower issues in blocks & large multiples. Also handful of early covers incl. fine example of 1870 Ballon Monte, huge Cat. value, bidders advised to carefully inspect to appreciate the scope of this collection. (many 100's) £3500 to 4000 £4100.00
751
 Used
1852-53 10c bistre brown, good to large margins used, scarce shade, Yv9a, SG.37. Cat. £1000 £120 to 150 N/S
752
 Used
1852-53 10c yellow bistre on yellowish, huge margins with portion of adjacent stamp at right, VFU '2128' in lozenge of dots, very rare so fine, SG.37a. Cat. £750 £150 to 200 N/S
753
 M
1853 Napoleon 25c re-print available for postage, large margins, superb fresh fine M, SG.78. Cat. £650 £100 to 120 £135.00
754
 Used
1853-60 25c blue laiteux, good to huge margins, lightly used numeral cancellation, Yv15a, SG.63. Cat. £325 £30 to 40 £48.00
755
 Used
1853-60 25c dull blue, large margins used Paris Star cancellation, Yv15, SG.63. Cat. £325 £45 to 55 £52.00
756
 Used
1853-61 80c carmine horizontal strip of three with good to large margins (tiny thin), used 'petits chiffres' scarce, Yv17, SG.69. Cat. £270 £30 to 40 £30.00
757
 Used
1853-61 80c the rare vermillion shade (Yv17d) good to large margins, FU '441' in lozenge of dots. £70 to 90 N/S
758
 Used
 Block of four
1853-61 Napoleon 80c 'rose vif' rare block four with close to good margins, cancelled 1769 (large figures), has 6mm scissor cut in central margin between top two stamps, Yv17. £120 to 160 N/S
759
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pre stamp mail incl. early s/line marks, 1853 ALGER/BATEAU A VAPEUR c.d.s. 1855 E to Constantinople with '1' h.s; various Paris sub-office marks, mail to UK etc. (17) £50 to 60 £50.00
760
Used (on letter or envelope)
Maritime mail incl. 1867 Cuba - Paris by US Paquebot with scarce Calais entry earlier than recorded by Salles. Also PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI on 1861 to Genoa, good group of octagonal d.s. incl. Marseille-Reunion (1902 stampless official E) with s/line mark above, Marseille-Shanghai (1933), Marseille-Yokohama No 1, No6 & No 7 (8, 1914-30) & 1935 SS 'Normandie' maiden voyage. (13) £120 to 130 N/S
761
Used (on letter or envelope)
1862 E (couple of tone spots) ex Salonica to France with Napoleon 10c & 40c cancelled by GC5095 with SALONIQUE/TURQUIE c.d.s. nearby & transit c.d.s. of the French PO in the Dardanelles. Also 1858 E ex Constantinople to Paris with c.d.s. of the 'Carmel' with boxed Paquebot cachet nearby. (2) £80 to 90 N/S
762
Used (on letter or envelope)
Napoleon & Ceres frankings incl. 1865 E to Rome with 40c (5) high franking, perf. & imperf. 40c covers to UK, 1870 'Mrs Simpson' fake balloon monté (fault) etc. (13) £80 to 90 £115.00
763
 Used
1869 5f lilac grey/greyish superb U numeral '5118' of the French PO in Yokohama, SG. 131 with clear 1980 RPS Cert. £300 to 350 N/S
764
 M
1871-76 10c bistre rose, fresh M, SG.203. Cat. £475 £50 to 65 £60.00
765
 M
1871-76 15c bistre, fresh fine M, SG.195. Cat. £450 £55 to 75 N/S
766    M
 Used
ACCUMULATION M & U on leaves or stock cards incl. several better items/groups incl. Mersons with 1876 vals to 1f U plus 4c green M SG.214, 1877-90 incl. 5f x2, 1937 PEXIP M/Sheets M (Cat. £550), also Postage Dues incl. 1946 100f green UM SG.D996 etc. Highly catalogued lot, viewing recommended. £200 to 275 £200.00
767   Used (on letter or envelope)
Type Sage on cover incl. 1906 late usage 5c, 30c & 40c on triple rate item to UK, various 25c frankings incl. scarce black on red (2) & bistre on yellow range of shades (4) etc. (9) £40 to 50 £36.00
768   Used (on letter or envelope)
Cover miscellany circa 1910-55 bundle of commercial & philatelic items incl. airmail, registered, special cancels etc. with better items noted incl. 1950 Famous Men set on express E to UK, 1928 E to Japan with 50c Orphans etc. in mixed franking. 1937 air cover to USA with 3f 50c airmail stamp & US dues etc. (84) £150 to 200 £125.00
769
Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Dues on cover circa 1910-62, the majority pre WWII incl. 'banderole' types on incoming underpaid mail mainly from USA & UK with values to 1f noted; also three post war covers with 'wheatsheaf' types incl. unusual item ex Ivory Coast. (19) £100 to 120 N/S
770   Used (on letter or envelope)
WWI military mail incl. various unit cachets, FM cards, scarce (1915) CORR.D'ARMEES/ALEXANDRIE FR c.d.s. 1917 Juvisy Aviation School item, undeliverable letter etc. Also 1911 E ex Oudjda Military Hospital with s/line TROUPES D'OCCUPATION DE LA FRONTIERE MAROCAINE. (16) £70 to 80 N/S
771
 M
1917-19 War Orphans to 50c + 50c, fresh fine M, some pencilled manuscript on gum, SG.370/5. Cat. £643 £70 to 90 £70.00
772   Used (on letter or envelope)
Airmail covers incl. Guynemer label on 1921 cover to UK (stamp fault), cancelled air covers to Morocco & Baghdad, various 1930's items both commercial & commemorative incl. internal night flight, USA FFC etc. Also seven 1958-82 philatelic items. (19) £60 to 70 £70.00
773     1924-2006 fine M or UM collection neatly presented in black mounts in three SG Devon albums & a hagner album with attractive ranges of definitives, commemoratives, Airs & M/Sheets etc. Some highlights incl. 1934 Cartiers Discovery of Canada set, 1935 2f Breton River, 1935 Liner Normandie 1f 50 (2), 1936 100th France - S America Flight set, 1936 Paris Exhibition set, 1937 Museums set, 1949-50 Air set etc. Clean & attractive lot. Cat. £6722 £800 to 1000 N/S
774
 UM
1927 Strasbourg M/Sheet, cut down slightly, the stamps UM, SG.454/454a. Cat. £1400 (stamps alone £550) £150 to 200 £125.00
775
 M
1929-33 Perf 13½ 20f red brown, fresh fine M, SG.475. Cat. £375 £60 to 75 £60.00
776   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal stationery mainly 1930's issues incl. very elusive Vimy & Australian (4) war memorial cards used incl. uprated for UK, 1939 World's Fair, useful group of 90c view cards (8 incl. 3 used) etc. (17) £40 to 50 £42.00
777
Used on piece or front
1936 Air 50f banknote, FU on piece, SG.541. Cat. £450 £100 to 130 £100.00
778
 Used
1936 Air 50f emerald green FU, SG.540. Cat. £450 £100 to 120 N/S
779
 M
1936 Air 50f ultramarine, superb fresh M, marginal at foot, SG.541. Cat. £950 £200 to 250 £210.00
780
 M
1936 South America 10f myrtle green, fresh M, SG.554. Cat. £450 £65 to 85 £65.00
781
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII military mail incl. 1945 'St Nazaire Pocket' covers (2) incl. scarcer metered item, 1944 De Gaulle propaganda covers (2 different), censored mail to Belgium 93) etc. Also a few 1930's items incl. 1936 multi franked cover with Brazilian censorship, 1933 pair of covers to army in Syria etc. (15) £80 to 90 £82.00
782    UM
 M
1957-62 M or UM (mixed) collection in clear mounts on leaves, in the odd block of four etc. appears complete. (364) Cat. £500 £50 to 70 N/S
 
   
       
   
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