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Stamp auction - 31 July 2019 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 31 July 2019. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 161 - France
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
1700-99 18thC mail, collection of EL's commencing with 1700 s/line 'DE St. MALO' to London. Other items to London/England incl. 1771 to The Paper Office, Whitehall. Marks noted are a fine 1788 s/line 'Troyes,' a crowned 'P' & a 'Fleur de Lys' within circle of Besancon. Neatly written up. (46) £300 to 350 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Collection of Royalty, mostly unused PPC's of French Kings & Queens from 1742 to 1873 incl. extraneous cards depicting guillotine moments; Napoleon as a child and a genealogical chart. (120) £65 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1790-1989 collection of French Islands comprising U & unused PPC's of islands such as Re, Belle Isle, Longue, Tudy, Gilenan, De Croix and the infamous D'IF of Count of Monte Cristo fame, as well as a section of WWI & WWII island prisoners or detainees. Noted - fine 1790 circular 'ISLE/DOLLE/RON,' 1811 '54/BELLE ISLE/SUR MER' and a couple of 1938 Mermoz flight covers. (106) £150 to 200 £155.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1790's -1830 pre-stamp covers with good range of straight-line town marks - seem all inland mail (2 to Monaco noted)with variety of marks & rates. (57) £100 to 120 £115.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1795-1873 collection written up entitled 'Mail From France to Italy' but also includes mail in other directions. Marks incl. C.F.3.R + '4,' C.S.1.R + '2,' ‘T.I,' ‘L.I,' 'T.S,' 'T.A,' 'L.F,' 'T.S.1' + '3.' Boxed 'Italie Par Antibes' or 'Le Pont de Beauvoisin,' 'Autriche Par Uningue,' 'Via Di Voghera/Nizza/Pt. Beauvoisin.' Includes some mail from Savoy & some later early franked mail. (86) £130 to 170 £160.00
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1801-85 collection of EL's to & from Switzerland commencing with scarce 'P.26.P/PACY SUR EURE' to Strasbourg. Lot shows a plethora of marks & rates incl. 'Suisse Par Pontarier/Huningue,' 'Geneva Par Ferney,' boxed 'Suisse Par Delle/Ferney/Bellfort,' boxed 'Zu Spat.' Useful lot. (54) £150 to 200 £165.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1820's-1850's pre-stamp foreign destination mail including to U.K.(17) & other Europe - uncommon frontier rate noted, variety of entry & transit marks, rayons etc; also three incoming items including Bordeaux boxed ‘Pays d'Outremer' entry and uncollected poste restante item. (39) £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1824-1941 Postal History range incl. Pre Stamp, Imperfs. on covers, 1924 Olympics, Military Mail, WWI Patriotic & early postal stationery etc. (58) £70 to 85 £86.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pre-stamp letters, mainly Ancien Regime, with various straight-line marks (8); also c.1830-50 stampless mail with good variety of cds types (16) including rural decimes (2) and good range of Paris pre-stamp mail with straight-line, triangular ‘P' and others. Interesting variety of rates. (44) £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Maritime: various cards & covers with interesting marks including octagonal date-stamps with ‘Ligne N' (3), Bordeaux-Buenos Ayres, Marseille-Kobe (Yokohama or Reunion), Le Havre-New York etc. Also a group of SS ‘Normandie' items including inaugural voyage, various paquebots / ship-related items etc. (35) £80 to 100 £90.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1851-62 Imperf issues on cover incl. Ceres 25c with further 25c due; Napoleon III scarcer republican 25c (2), 10c (2), 20c (5), 40c (5 including amazingly oxidised example), 80c plus 80c + 40c combination - many are to the UK. Mixed condition. (17) £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1860 wrapper to Lausanne franked Imperf 20c Napoleon (2), cancelled '1109' numeral cancel of Dole du Jura. 1866 EL to Chene franked 10c + 20c Napoleon, tied '2145' numeral of Lyon. (2) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1866-76 Perforated classic issues on cover including Napoleon unlaureated to 80c, laureated to 40s & Ceres to 80c with combination frankings noted (mixed condition); many to foreign destinations. Interesting lot. (65) £150 to 200 £150.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1876-1900 Type Sage issues on covers with values from 5c to 30c seen - many to foreign destinations; good variety of 25c shades including the scarcer black on red (5 inc. pair), one with uncommon redirection mark, advertising envelopes, mobile box, rural letter, postage due etc. Interesting lot. (35) £100 to 120 N/S
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Type Sage registered & insured covers showing a good range of rates with attractive frankings including 1 franc used alone to UK, a front with 1 franc (2) plus complementary values etc. Considerable interest - this would make a nice display. (7 covers & 4 fronts) £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900-30 PPC's to a variety of destinations with cancellation interest including precancel, dues, railway, ‘BM', hexagons etc. (66) Also postal stationery (31) with postcards, letter cards, bands, reply coupons, revalued items & a good variety of pneumatic mail items (14). (112) £120 to 140 £120.00
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1900-30 registered covers (36) including multiple frankings and items to USA & China as well as inland & European destinations; uncommon Guebwiller German label (1921) noted. Also four insured items with wax seals and attractive frankings. (40) £120 to 150 £140.00
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Type Sage period - early used PPCs (11) including 1900 Exhibition; postal stationery with precursor cards (4), mint & used letter cards (re-rated types noted), cards & envelopes including scarcer commemorative types plus a group of used & unused pneumatic mail stationery. (11) £100 to 120 £125.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1901-58 Military mail with use of various ‘F.M.' stamps (11), POW mail (5) including scarce insured cover to French internee (1918), Army & Navy mail with various cachets including uncommon registered item plus WWI civil censorship covers (3). Interesting lot. (38) £120 to 140 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1907-89 postal stationery M & U collection on leaves, some uprated, beginning with Sameuse & Pasteur issues. Lot includes postcards, letter cards, pneumatic letter sheet & air letters. Noted -1944 card to UK 'At last we have been liberated by the Allies……' (125) £80 to 120 £80.00
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1914-18 POW mail, collection of cards/covers to and from Germany & Rumania bearing a variety of marks, incl. attractive 1914 franked letter card from Algiers to Arab POW at Darmstadt. Noted - 1917 German internee card to London expressing wish to become an interpreter at the Front. (36) £120 to 150 £155.00
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1920's commercial mail including early airmail items (5), good variety of frankings & destinations including express, pneumatic, railway, advertising envelopes, postage dues etc. Interesting lot in mixed condition. (60) £120 to 140 £135.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1925-2018 franking machine cancellations, cover collection written up on leaves incl. registered, slogans, additional frankings, PPC's & modern franking labels, mostly fine. (83) £40 to 55 £56.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930's airmail covers - mainly commercial items to a good variety of destinations including uncommon, interest in postal rates and frankings including scarcer postcard rates (6). Good lot. (53) £120 to 160 £180.00
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1930's covers - mainly commercial mail with good frankings including many better commemorative issues: registered, express, ‘AR' items etc. Good range of destinations. An attractive, substantial lot with considerable interest. (105) £180 to 200 £180.00
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1930's postcards incl. PPC's (21) with variety of rates and frankings also used & unused stationery postcards with scarcer commemorative types noted. Useful lot. (38) £40 to 50 N/S
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1930's-60's special cancellations incl. special 1930's stationery postcards with PEXIP (3), various monuments etc. other exhibitions, philatelic events, FDI's - many less common items noted, Attractive lot. (78) £100 to 120 £115.00
1937 'PEXIP' cut down M/Sheet with exhibition cancel at each corner, 1964 1f Philatelic UM block of four with labels UM, accompanied by entrance ticket. (3) £80 to 120 N/S
1938 Club Philatelique De Nice local commemorative M/Sheet produced by Nice P.S, made up of two overprinted 30c + 10c Anatole France + label used. VFU. £30 to 50 N/S
1940-77 M & U (or both) collection housed in four multi ring albums, good degree of completeness, many attractive sets. ST.Cat. £4780. £300 to 400 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940's material including WWII period inland mail (8) with uncommon registered item to imprisoned French officer, 1944 St Nazaire pocket cover, stationery cards (9) with Pétain items including censored, uprating endorsements, ‘Inadmis' cachets (4 different), civil censorship (19) including Senegal cover (42); also post-war mail to 1949 including FFCs, registered, ‘AR' etc. Interesting lot. (109) £120 to 180 £220.00
1941 1f on 1f.25 Peace pair, right stamp with Surcharge omitted, UM (signed), also a normal block of four, Maury 483h. (6) Cat. 2650€ £300 to 400 N/S
1941 1f on 1f.40 horizontal pair with left stamp Surcharge omitted, a normal pair accompanies. Maury 484f. (4) Cat. 2150€ £250 to 300 N/S
1941 1f on 1f.75 vertical pair, top stamp with Surcharge omitted UM, a normal block of six accompanies, Maury 486d. (8) Cat. 1900€ £200 to 300 N/S
1941 1f on 2f.25 Ceres pair incl. one stamp with Surcharge omitted, a normal corner marginal block accompanies. Maury 487e. (6) Cat. 1900€. £200 to 250 N/S
1946 Philatelic m/sheet UM, SG.MS1651a. Cat. £425 £60 to 80 £60.00
1946-96 collection of commemorative Council of Europe & UNESCO covers on leaves; also section of M & U stamps for same incl. 1958 35fr proof & 1969 Human Rights imperfs. Mostly VF. (50 covers + 101 stamps). £50 to 70 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1947-73 collection of FDC's with one or two earlier non FDC items. Most on illustrated envelopes, includes Red Cross, plus a few sets, all VF. (123) £50 to 70 £58.00
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1950-63 range of mainly commercial covers with good variety of frankings including many commemorative issues - registered and express items noted. Well worth careful inspection. (69) £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1950's airmail covers - both commercial & philatelic items, many with special cachets and an interesting range of destinations & rates (43); also group of unused air-letters. (51) £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1956-2002 Naval postwar collection of covers, written-up on leaves bearing named ship cachets (31) & naval base h/stamps (some franked). Includes 1969 Orly Airport air accident cover, VF. (109) £220 to 270 £230.00
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