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Stamp auction - 3 September 2015 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 3 September 2015. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 151 - French Colonies
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
727    M
FRENCH COLONIES black page stock book containing a M & U collection from Algeria to Wallis & Futuna, good variety. £100 to 150 £100.00
728    M
SUBSTANTIAL THREE VOLUME M & U collection covering most colonies from Algeria to Wallis & Futuna with ranges of material from earlies to 1960's, plus Andorra & Monaco. A very useful lot that will catalogue up well. Inspection required. (1000's) £600 to 750 £1350.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-46 range of first flight covers (27) incl. ALGERIA 1936 June 1st Air France first flight in 12 hours Algiers - London with company cachet. CAMEROONS 1937 May 22nd Aero Maritime/Air France Douala - Paris with two cachets. DAHOMEY 1937 March 5th AM Cotonou - Dakar with two cachets. GUIANA 1931 Jan 8th P.A.A Cayenne - Miami reg cover on to France with cachet. SENEGAL 1938 April 2nd Air France, twice weekly flight Dakar - Paris with cachets etc. £150 to 180 N/S
  • Benin
Used (on letter or envelope)
BENIN 1897 postal stationery letter card 15c blue upgraded with 1c black/rose (Yv.20) x2 and 4c lilac/brown (Yv.22) x2, tied by Ouidah Dahomey d/stamp routed via Cotonou with octagonal French paquebot 'Loango a Marseille L.M. No 1' d/stamp sent on the steamer 'Taygate' addressed to Berlin with arrival on reverse. Very fine item of commercial mail. £65 to 75 £78.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BENIN 1903 PPC of the 'Market de Zagnanado' written from Dahomey addressed to France bearing Benin 5c green (Yv 23), cancelled by 'Paquebot' h/stamp, underpaid with 'T/aff' h/stamp and bearing French General Colonies 10c brown imperf (Yv 19), tied by 'Paquebot' h/stamp with Erquy arrival. Very fine item of maritime mail. £80 to 100 £110.00
  • French Southern & Antarctic Territories
FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES 20f black browed albatross, UM, SG.31. (1) Cat. £325 £60 to 80 £90.00
FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES 1956-94 fine M collection on leaves incl. 1955 15f Madagascar optd, 1956 vals to 200f, 1957 Geophysical Year set, then a run through to 1990's incl. good Thematics - birds, sealife etc. (100's) Cat. £1327 £175 to 250 N/S
  • Guadeloupe
Used (on letter or envelope)
GUADELOUPE 1899 reg envelope to Germany bearing 1c black/azure (Yv 27), 4c lilac/brown (Yv 29), 5c green (Yv 30), 15c blue (Yv 32) and 75c violet/yellow (Yv38), tied by Basse-Terre Guadeloupe double ring with boxed 'R' sent on the French paquebot 'Canada' with octagonal 'Ligne D Paq.Fr.No 1' d/stamp routed via Paris with Baden-Baden arrival. £60 to 70 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
GUADELOUPE 1904 reg envelope to France bearing 1f on 75c violet/yellow (Yv 49) x3, and 1f on 75c violet/yellow (Yv 49a) x3, tied by Basse-Terre Guadeloupe double ring with boxed 'R' sent to the French paquebot 'Labrador' with octagonal 'Colon a Bordeaux L.D. No 3' d/stamp, routed via Paris with Metz arrival. Nice franking. £60 to 75 N/S
  • Madagascar
Used (on letter or envelope)
MADAGASCAR 1905 PPC of 'Bara, Female Warriors' written from Benenitra dated '5th May 1906' sent from 'French 3rd Senegalais, Majunga' addressed to Belgium with Bruxelles arrival '25/6' and boxed 'Rebut' with hand struck instructional 'Retour a l'Envoyeur' and endorsed 'Retour a Benenitra, Madagascar' routed via Egypt with Port Said/Egypte '19/8' French Post Office transit & Tulear/Madagascar double ring arrival '8/10.' Interesting item. £40 to 55 N/S
737   Used (on letter or envelope)
MADAGASCAR 1946 envelope to DIEGO SUAREZ, franked 3f (3) 'Marianne', insufficient postage & taxed. Reverse - '2f' on 1f mauve & '3f' on 1f blue Postage Dues (2) overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE'. Scarce. £40 to 50 N/S
  • Morocco
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
MOROCCO 1922-33 range of flown covers (11) incl. 1922 March 18th Rabat - Chamonix endorsed 'Per Avion Rabat Toulouse' thus flown by CGEA with Guynemer arrival etiquette. 1922 Official stampless Govt cover flown Rabat - Paris, flown by CGEA with Guynemer etiquette. 1923 flown military mail Tresor et Postes 478 cancel to Paris, franked 50c, circular battalion cachet, back stamped Casablanca etc. Nice lot, written up on leaves. £60 to 75 £76.00
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