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Stamp auction - 2 April 2019 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 2 April 2019. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 160 - France
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
866
Used (on letter or envelope)
1780-1879 written-up collection of incoming mail from Great Britain with lesser numbers from Brazil, Cuba, Denmark, Russia, Malta, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Portugal. Marks noted 'Denemarck/Par Hambourg' 'P.61.P/Calais' 2-line & red d.c. 'Angleterre Par Calais' 1829 EL with 'P.76.P/St. Valery Sur Somme' to Scotland with boxed ½d toll mark. (72) £100 to 120 £270.00
867
Used (on letter or envelope)
1792-1956 miscellaneous stamp & cover assembly on leaves opening with 1792 Republican 10 Livres banknote, followed by selections of Colis Postal including scarce 1892 25c tete-beche pair; fiscals; Franchise Militaire & PPC's of border crossing points. Unusual lot. (77 stamps, 74 covers). £60 to 80 £115.00
868
Used (on letter or envelope)
MAIL FROM GERMANY: 1797-1855 collection of EL's to France on written-up sheets, bearing a variety of provenances and showing an assortment of transit markings incl. 1797 'D'Allemagne' 'Par Wesel' 'Haute Saxe' boxed 'BADE.R.2' 'C.B.R.4.' Mostly fine. (45) £40 to 50 £110.00
869
Used (on letter or envelope)
1802-1918 collection of incoming mail mainly from Austria & Belgium but does include a few from Argentina & Chile. Contains interesting 1818 EL to Paris bearing 'Allemagne/228 Par/Strasbourg' cursive 'd'Autriche' s/line 'v.Wien.' Other marks noted 'R.I. Kehl' 'Autriche Par Forbach' 'Belgique/Par/Valenciennes' 'R.Front.' A few later French & Belgian EL's with adhesives. (73) £120 to 150 £230.00
870
Used (on letter or envelope)
MAIL FROM PRUSSIA 1806-60 collection of written-up EL's to France bearing a variety of rates & cancels. Marks of transit include 'Prusse Par Maaseyk' 'R.4.Hamburg' red/black boxed 'Prusse Par Givet/Forbach.' Various red French entry c.d.s's noted. Interesting group. (48) £80 to 100 £135.00
871
 M
 Used
1849-1969 substantial collection of M & U housed in two Davo albums, earlies with usual mixed condition, later with better singles & sets. Highlights incl. 1922 War Orphans set M (Cat. £275), another set VFU (Cat. £275), 1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress 1f M (Cat. £650), 1925 Paris Exhibition 5f M & VFU (Cat. £360), 1926-27 Orphans set M (Cat. £225), 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931 Orphans sets M (Cat. £770), similar FU (Cat. £660), 1928 Sinking Fund M (Cat. £200), 1929 Le Havre Exhibition M (Cat. £1000), 1931 Sinking Fund M (Cat. £200), another VFU (Cat. £200), 1936 Flying Boat 10f M (Cat. £500), 1937 Museums set M & FU (Cat. £340) etc. Later ranges to 1960's, also Airs incl. 1927 set FU (Cat. £475), M/Sheets incl. 1927 Strasbourg UM (Cat. £1600), 1937 Paris M - gum faults (Cat. £600), range of dues, also Red Cross booklets range from 1953-71. Finally Colonies general issues, useful M & U selection incl. 1859 1c, 5c & 10c (2), 20c (2), 40c & 80c U, 1871-72 1c, 5c, 30c & 60c (2), 1877-78 Imperf set U, 1878-80 set U, 1881-86 set U, vals to 75c M etc. A super collection which will have a massive catalogue value, offered intact. £1500 to 2000 £2200.00
872
Used (on letter or envelope)
1862 envelope to Berlin, franked 10c + 40c Imperf Napoleon (40c cut away N.E corner), cancelled 'DS3' & tied by red 'Aus Frankreich Per Aachen * Franco' also EL to Renchen, Baden, franked strip of three Imperf 20c Napoleon and 1864 EL to Cologne, franked 40c laureated Napoleon cancelled Le Havre and bearing blue 'Aus Frankreich Per Aachen * Franco.' All three fine. (3) £100 to 120 N/S
873
Used (on letter or envelope)
1865 envelope addressed to Poulo - Penang, Malacca,, bearing French Napoleon 80c rose (Yv17b), tied '532' in dotted lozenge with adjacent Bordeaux d/stamp, boxed 'PD' in red & boxed instructional 'Apres le Depart' endorsed 'via Suez.' Some faults, nevertheless a remarkable French destination item & the first recorded to Penang. £100 to 150 N/S
874
Used (on letter or envelope)
1868-1977 miscellaneous assortment commencing with 1944 Liberation issues (set + covers); Newspaper stamps; perfins; Rural motor postal service and a selection of PPC's. (110 stamps, 62 covers). £40 to 50 £88.00
875
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIR: 1870-1983 collection covering balloons, airships, WWI forces mail; air pioneers & early flights by cover & postcard. Lot contains 1870 Ballon Monte believed to be 'La Gironde;' 1923 Paris-Grenoble, Paris Casablanca flights; 1929 Paris-London night flights, Lyon-Argentina flight franked 50c, 3fr(3) + 10fr. Fine to VF. (20 stamps, 76 covers). £150 to 180 £230.00
876
Used (on letter or envelope)
1882-1955 an assembly of various philatelic aspects incl. 1882 pneumatic mail card; 1883-85 telegramme cards; quantity of labels with Red Cross booklet & Montpelier Air set; Remboursement covers; 1952 strike mail; telegraph stamps & Occupational PPC's, all on written-up sheets. (99 stamps, 74 covers). £60 to 80 £86.00
877
Used (on letter or envelope)
1905-2008 collection of mail from offshore islands, mainly Chausey & St. Michel Mont but does include Iles Ecrehoux, Il Pelee, Cezomhra & Brechel. Noted - fine oval 'Vapeur Postal' cachet for Chausey. Also 92 page priced booklet on French Islands. (125). £200 to 260 £270.00
878
  BANKNOTES 1914-18 WWI Prisoner of War banknotes (4) - 5c, 25c, 50c & 1f, good fine to EF. £60 to 75 £76.00
879
Used (on letter or envelope)
1918 envelope franked 25c 'Sower' cancelled Paris, to a banker on board a ship due at Lisbon, bears large cachet 'NOT ON BOARD DESEADO' & annotation 'Has left ship. Write to French & Italian Bank of South America in Rio de Janeiro'. £50 to 65 N/S
880
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIR: 1922-77 fine collection comprising items commemorating air meetings, aeronautical exhibitions & congresses, aviation days and later Air issues. Includes 1922 La Boule semi-official issues on cover to 5fr. (56) £160 to 200 £200.00
881
Used (on letter or envelope)
BERNHARDT CORRESPONDENCE: 1926-52 collection of mail bearing a variety of frankings, mostly commemoratives and including 1929 40c & 50c Sinking Fund set, 1939 Intellectuals set. Mostly fine. (30) £60 to 80 £70.00
882
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 local Strasbourg registered envelope, franked 1fr.50 + 3fr.50c 'Le Sourire de Reims' (SG.480), cancelled c.d.s. Envelope with repaired tear. £40 to 55 £56.00
883
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIR: 1930-87 three-part cover collection on leaves comprising selection of pre-WWII internal flights by AIR BLEU & night flights from Paris, post WWII first flights by Air France + a few others and finally a group of Air Agency mail. Most franked commemoratives. Fine to VF. (120) £120 to 150 £120.00
884
 Used
AIR: 1930-99 Airs collection of used stamps on leaves incl. 1936 issue to 3fr.50c, 1947 500fr, 1949 CITT 100fr block of four, 1950 1000fr (2) & 1954 set. Fine to VF. (78) £80 to 100 N/S
885
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 registered envelope to Zurich, franked pair 30c Pasteur + Sinking Fund Surcharge set, cancelled Strasbourg Quai di Paris c.d.s. £60 to 85 £78.00
886
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932 envelope to Zurich, franked 1fr.50c + 3fr.50c 'French Provinces' (SG.493), tied Strasbourg Principal c.d.s. Fine. (Stamp Cat. £200 off cover). £50 to 65 £52.00
887
 UM
 M
1936 Air set to 3f.50 fine M SG. 534/39 (c £192), 1949 1000f Air set UM SG. 1058 (c £225), 1987 Air set in UM corner marginal blocks of four SG. 1318/20 (the 500f is gum toned). Cat. £612 (19) £60 to 80 N/S
888
 Used
AIR: 1936 50fr 'Banknote' FU, small fault at base, SG.541. (1) £40 to 50 £40.00
889
 Used
AIR: 1936 50fr 'Banknote' top marginal copy with full c.d.s cancel, SG.541. (1) £70 to 85 £86.00
890
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIR: 1937-60 collection of first flight covers on leaves, most with commemorative frankings incl. 1937 Paris-Milan; 1939 France-USA; Montpellier A Marseille; France-Poland (June - just made it), 1945 Paris-Reykjavik. Later flights to Belgian Congo & South America. Many registered. Mostly fine to VF. (79) £150 to 200 £150.00
891
Used (on letter or envelope)
MOBILE POST OFFICES: 1937-67 selection of covers & commemorative cards from mobile post offices at various functions, exhibitions & meetings. Cancels commence with 'Cap Postal Automobille' then expanded to included 'Exposition' and illustration. All very fine. (31) £40 to 50 £46.00
892
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 & 1963 Red Cross booklets. (5) Cat. £215 £50 to 60 N/S
  • Alsace
893
Used (on letter or envelope)
1793-1871 collection of paid & unpaid mail bearing a variety of marks incl. red framed 'DEB LIMIT' (Concessionary border rate) on EL to Switzerland. Includes 1871 POW EL from Bremen Camp to Chaumont bearing camp cachet on reverse. (61) £100 to 120 £145.00
894
Used (on letter or envelope)
1801 EL to Hodimont bearing s/line Strasbourg cachet, reverse red 'DEBOURSES DE SEDAN.' Scarce. £50 to 60 N/S
895
Used (on letter or envelope)
1854-61 selection of EL's, franked single & pairs 20c Imperf Napoleon bearing a variety of cancels incl. red boxed 'DEB. LIMIT.' Various shades. (9) £80 to 100 N/S
896
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867-70 selection of EL's bearing Perf Napoleon issues incl. laureated with a variety of cancels. Mostly 20c vals but lot does include some 10c & 20c (single & pairs), plus a page of stamps, some on piece. Mostly fine to VF. (14 + stamps) £150 to 200 N/S
897
Used (on letter or envelope)
1871, 1873 & 1876 covers franked 25c, 15c+25c & 30c Ceres respectively on mail to and from Mulhausen and the latter from Paris to Colmar. The 1873 item cancelled 'PBEL' of the Paris-Belfont TPO. (3) £100 to 120 N/S
898
Used (on letter or envelope)
1903-99 accumulation of envelopes, cards & PPC's, U & unused, for most of the towns & villages in Alsace, many advertising their regional wine supplemented by facsimile wine labels. (140) £45 to 60 £45.00
899
Used (on letter or envelope)
1908-90 collection of U & unused PPC's concerned with local activities, particularly wine. Also the important 'LA ROUTE DES VINS D'ALSACE' pamphlet. (87) £30 to 50 £54.00
900
Used (on letter or envelope)
1914-40 collection of mail from the province after its liberation from Germany in 1914 to its reoccupation in 1940. Lot includes some PPC's, registered & parcel card with frankings mostly Sameuse types but does include Merson to 5fr & 1936 Mulhouse - Paris first flight. Well written-up regarding postal rates. (134) £180 to 220 £180.00
901
Used (on letter or envelope)
1915-19 collection of covers & cards, a few registered, during the period of the partial & final full liberation of the province and where the post was handled by the military. Lot shows a variety of frankings, unit & censor cachets. (59) £100 to 130 £100.00
902
Used (on letter or envelope)
1918-74 small but interesting collection containing 1927 Strasbourg Exhibition balloon flight; 1932 very attractive Mulhouse-Strasbourg special flight; series of town vignettes; 1946 Air Ambulance labels; 1949 Red Cross sheet; 1940 last day for using French stamps. (37 items) £60 to 75 £76.00
903
Used (on letter or envelope)
1945-55 collection of covers & cards on written-up leaves bearing a variety of frankings & cancels incl. postage dues and many sent abroad. Noted - some Red Cross pairs. (67) £60 to 80 £60.00
904
Used (on letter or envelope)
1957-2000 modern accumulation of covers on written-up leaves bearing a variety of cancels & frankings incl. some commemorative sets. Fine throughout. (174) £40 to 50 £40.00
 
   
       
   
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