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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 - French Colonies
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • A
783    M
SUBSTANTIAL COLLECTION housed on Minkus leaves in three albums with many countries represented from Alaouites to Wallis & Futuna covering issues mainly from 1910 to 1980's with useful ranges of Pictorial Definitives, complete & part sets although predominantly M there are a few FU throughout. Some highlights incl. Algeria 1927 War Charity surcharge set M, Equatorial Africa 1939 150th Ann. French Revolution set M, French Guiana 1935 West Indies Tercentenary set M, 1947 Postage & Air sets M, Lebanon 1936 Air Tourist Propaganda set M, 1937 Paris Exhibition set M etc. The vendor has catalogued each page in pencil using SG Stamps of the World (2008 edition), many items he could not find are not included in the Cat. value of £16,000++ Viewing recommended. £1200 to 1500 £2100.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISCELLANY 1903 PPC with 10c stamp cancelled scarce HANOI EXPOSITION/TONKIN c.d.s. India PPC with superb YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE No 6 Paquebot c.d.s. (1912), scarce 1914 PPC to Mauritius ex Grande Comore, 1951 official cover from the French Polar Institute to UK plus 1958 TAAF set on cacheted cover. (6) £60 to 75 £70.00
  • Caribbean
Used (on letter or envelope)
CARRIBEAN - Guadeloupe cards & covers incl. 1888 E ex Basse Terre, trio of 1899 10c cards to France, scarce 2c local cover (stamp damaged) plus 1890's 15c covers with Paquebot d.s. etc. Also fine s/line MARTINIQUE on 1840 EL to France & a couple of 1930's items. (15) £80 to 90 £76.00
  • East Africa
Used (on letter or envelope)
EAST AFRICA 1898 scarce registered cover to UK ex Zanzibar with 1½a, 3as & 4as (2) opts. on Type sage. Also Djibouti incl. 1904 PPC to Zanzibar plus three other items. (5) £70 to 80 £82.00
  • French Indian Settlements
Used (on letter or envelope)
FRENCH INDIAN SETTLEMENTS 1941 (Nov) unaddressed cover franked 7 vals with 'France Toujours' opts, tied Pondichery double ring c.d.s's, SG.162a/za (stamps alone Cat. £1925) £500 to 600 N/S
  • Indo-China
INDO CHINESE POST OFFICES IN CHINA 1900-10 fine M ranges, surcharges for Chungking in black & red, Mengtsz in black incl. complete or virtually complete sets. (58) £150 to 200 £180.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO CHINA 1916 stampless PPC ex Pnompenh to a French soldier on the Western Front, 1909 PPC ex Saigon to Osaka with Hong Kong & Kobe transits, unusual 6c cover to France ex Cholon (1925), 1930's airmail items incl. boxed Saigon-Marseille routing h.s. & FFC. (9) £60 to 85 £60.00
  • Madagascar
Used (on letter or envelope)
MADAGASCAR 1915 postcard ex Camp d'Ambra, 1931 GB reply card used with 90c provisional ex Maintirano, WWII British Occupation scarce censored E's (2) with 'ZB/1' tape or 'ZB/3' h.s. plus 1945 French censored cover etc. (10) £80 to 90 £92.00
  • New Caledonia
Used (on letter or envelope)
NEW CALEDONIA 1903 15c cover to France, 1910(?) PPC of race on Noumea cycle track with multiple franking to UK, 1926 E to Switzerland, scarce WWII item with double censorship etc. (8) £60 to 75 £58.00
  • North Africa
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTH AFRICA Interesting group of middle period covers, mainly Morocco with military, censored airmails, Tunisia incl. 1915 registered E to France with 75c on 5f provisional noted plus a few Algerian items incl. airmail card. (36) £80 to 90 N/S
  • Oceania
793   Used (on letter or envelope)
OCEANIA/POLYNESIA items incl. 1898 use of 5c E, 1916-20 covers to USA (5), three scarce WWII censored covers, commercial air frankings plus a couple of modern items. (24) £100 to 120 £80.00
  • Somalia
794   Used (on letter or envelope)
SOMALI COAST 1932 registered envelope franked 50c, 2f & 5f (some foxing present around edges), tied by c.d.s. & bearing plane illustrated cachet 'Le Service Avion (plane) DJIBOUTI - ROME' & Rome arrival c.d.s. on reverse. £25 to 35 £22.00
  • St Pierre Miquelon
ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON 1892 Postage Dues 10c, 20c, 30c, 40c, 60c, 1f, 2f & 5f all M or part o.g. SG. 52/9. A rare genuine set, 60c signed Turpin. Cat. £900 (8) £250 to 300 £250.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON 1915 pair of covers to Boston with 25c single cancelled by Halifax Paquebot c.d.s. or two on registered cover. Also WWII 1f 50c cover to Quebec with very scarce St Pierre two ring censor plus Canadian 'DB/106' sealing tape. (3) £60 to 75 £60.00
ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON 1941-42 5c brown & mauve surcharged 'FRANCE LIBRE' fine M example, signed Turpin, SG. 249. Cat. £800 (1) £250 to 300 N/S
  • Togo
Used (on letter or envelope)
TOGO 1959 (Jan 15) illustrated reg. FDC's Lome-USA set to 500f + Postage Dues, SG.217/35 + tD244/50. (8) £35 to 45 N/S
  • Tunisia
TUNISIA 1916 POW Fund, fresh fine M, SG.51/9. (9) Cat. £170 £50 to 65 £62.00
  • West & Central Africa
800   Used (on letter or envelope)
WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA bundle of middle period covers incl. good range of Senegal (WWII censored airmail item noted), Cameroun, Togo, Congo, AEF & Ivory Coast etc. (33) £60 to 75 N/S
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