Losnr. : 1 Frankreich1849/50: Cérès 10 c. yellow-bistre, a fine unused block of four with good even margins all round, of exquisite fresh colour and most attractive, large part og. A delightful first issue multiple. Signed A. Bolaffi, Champion, Pfenninger. Cert. G. Bolaffi (1976) Maury/Yvert = € 9'500+.Ausruf : 1.500 CHFZuschlag : 4.600 CHF
Losnr. : 2 Frankreich
Losnr. : 3 Frankreich1849/50: Cérès 10 c. bistre, a fine vertical pair with ample to large margins all round, used on 1851 entire letter to Pointe â Pitre, Guadeloupe, tied by grill obliterators in black with framed PD and 'Castres-S-L'Agout' datestamp of despatch at right (Dec 5). Reverse with Paris and 'Bureau Maritime - Havre' transits, the latter in red. The address panel with 'par voie d'Angleterre' deleted as inapplicable for the reduced tariff, a splendid and extremely rare franking for the reduced Military concession rate (introduced Nov 25, 1849). A rarity of classic French Postal History. Signed Brun.Ausruf : 2.500 CHFZuschlag : 2.500 CHF
Losnr. : 4 Frankreich
Losnr. : 5 Frankreich1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. brown-carmine, a large margined example with portions of adjoining stamp at right (repaired at base), used on 1851 triple rate cover to Ecommoy, tied by light grill handstamp in black with 'Le Lude' despatch cds (May 12) at left and Ecommoy arrival cds (May 13) on reverse. Cert. von der Weid (2001) Maury 6 = € 1'750 / Yvert = € 1'600.Ausruf : 100 CHFZuschlag : 150 CHF
Losnr. : 6 Frankreich1849/50: Cérès 20 c. bright blue on yellowish 'jaunâtre' paper, Unissued (most of this proposed stamp issue was incinerated), in a magnificent unused corner block of four from upper right corner of the sheet, with large margins all round and in a rich deep shade, fourth stamp with tiny scuff mark on face and merest trace of thin in margin, gum intact and somewhat soiled as usual, large part og. A rare and most attractive multiple. Signed Brun, Calves Maury 8 = € 17'500/Yvert = € 15'000.
Ausruf : 3.000 CHFZuschlag : 10.500 CHF
Losnr. : 7 Frankreich1849/62: Cérès Réimpressions, the complete set of the first issue (including unissued 20 c. blue) with 10 c. bistre, 15 c. deep green, 20 c. black on brownish, unuissued 20 c. blue, 25 c. blue, 40 c. orange (slightest of oxidisation) and 1 fr. carmine, all in matching sheet marginal blocks of four from left of sheet, large part or unmounted og. A splendid and extremely rare set in outstandingly fine condition Maury = € 21'950/Yvert = € 18'400.Ausruf : 2.500 CHFZuschlag : 12.500 CHF
Losnr. : 8 Frankreich1849/62: Group of three items with 1849 20 c. black Proof and réimpression 25 c. bright blue from lower right corner of the sheet, also a Proof block of four of the 1852 Présidence 25 c. blue printed on thick card paper showing sheet marginal rule at left. Minor imperfections but a scarce group.Ausruf : 250 CHFZuschlag : 250 CHF
Losnr. : 9 Frankreich
Losnr. : 10 Frankreich
Losnr. : 11 Frankreich1853 (Sept): Empire 40 c. orange, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, with ample to large margins all round and in a strong rich shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Signed W. Balasse, Calves Maury = € 16'000/Yvert = 13'500.Ausruf : 3.000 CHFZuschlag : 10.500 CHF
Losnr. : 12 Frankreich
Losnr. : 13 Frankreich
Losnr. : 14 Frankreich
Losnr. : 15 Frankreich1862: 5 c. green on greenish, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, a somewhat deep cloudy printing, fresh and fine, brown spot on gum on one stamp otherwise full unmounted og. Scarce and appealing block. Signed Roumet Maury = € 1'100/Yvert = € 1'350.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 750 CHF
Losnr. : 16 Frankreich1862: 5 c. green on greenish wove paper, an unused block of twenty five (5 x 5), of excellent fresh colour, some minor perf. separation, some central nine stamps unmounted og., corner stamps large part og. A rare and most attractive large multiple Maury/Yvert = € 4'500+.Ausruf : 750 CHFZuschlag : 2.400 CHF
Losnr. : 17 Frankreich1862: France 5 c. green on greenish and 1867 20 c. blue used in combination with Alsace Lorraine 1870 20 c. blue on 1871 entire letter to Lille, the latter tied by 'Diedenhofen' cds (23/10) in black and also tied by mute dotted Star obliterators in blue. Reverse with Metz cds, Paris cds and Lille arrival cds. An attractive and scarce entire.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 360 CHF
Losnr. : 18 Frankreich
Losnr. : 19 Frankreich
Losnr. : 20 Frankreich
Losnr. : 21 Frankreich
Losnr. : 22 Frankreich1867 (Jan): Laureated 30 c. blackish brown (brun noir), an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, of splendid colour and full unmounted og. A rare and most attractive multiple in outstanding quality. Signed Calves Maury = € 6'400/Yvert = € 6'000.Ausruf : 1.000 CHFZuschlag : 4.400 CHF
Losnr. : 23 Frankreich
Losnr. : 24 Frankreich1870/71: Siège 10 c. bistre, an unused block of four of rich true colour, fresh and very fine, one stamp with slight mark on gum, the other three stamps superb large part og. One nibbed perf. at base but a delightful block and a very scarce stamp in a multiple. Signed Brun Maury = € 3'800/Yvert = € 4'250.Ausruf : 800 CHFZuschlag : 1.400 CHF
Losnr. : 25 Frankreich1870/71: Bordeaux 4 c. bright 'foncé' grey, Report II, positions 3-4 / 8-9 on the block de report, a large margined block of four from the top of the sheet of excellent rich colour, large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Trivial tone spot in margin at top but rare. Signed A. Bolaffi, Calves. Cert. Calves (2007) Maury 41/IId = € 3'500.Ausruf : 750 CHFZuschlag : 1.400 CHF
Losnr. : 26 Frankreich1870/71: Bordeaux 4 c. grey, Report II, positions 9-10 / 14-15 on the block de report, a large margined block of four from the corner of the sheet of excellent delicate colour, large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Rare. Signed Calves Maury 41/II = € 2'100/Yvert = € 1'850.Ausruf : 350 CHFZuschlag : 800 CHF
Losnr. : 27 Frankreich1870/71: Bordeaux 5 c. yellow-green on greenish, Report II, an unused block of four, positions 4-5 / 9-10 on the bloc de report, with large margins all round, second stamp with miniscule brown spot otherwise fresh and very fine, with large part og. An exceptional and scarce multiple. Signed Roumet Maury 42/II = € 2'200/Yvert = € 1'850.Ausruf : 300 CHFZuschlag : 600 CHF
Losnr. : 28 Frankreich
Losnr. : 29 Frankreich
Losnr. : 30 Frankreich
Losnr. : 31 Frankreich
Losnr. : 32 Frankreich
Losnr. : 33 Frankreich
Losnr. : 34 Frankreich
Losnr. : 35 Frankreich
Losnr. : 36 Frankreich
Losnr. : 37 Frankreich1876/78: Type Sage 10 c. green on greenish, Type II, an unused block of four of excellent centering and colour, fresh and fine multiple, minor perf. splitting with large part og., lower stamps unmounted og. Signed Calves Maury = € 5'000/Yvert = € 8'400.Ausruf : 1.000 CHFZuschlag : 4.000 CHF
Losnr. : 38 Frankreich1877: 1 c. black on Prussian Blue, Type II, a wonderful unused horizontal pair, of near perfect centering and rich vibrant colour, superb with large part original gum. Exceptional for this rare stamp. Signed Brun. Cert. Behr (1997) Scott 87 = $ 25'000/Maury 84 = € 32'000/Yve3rt = € 30'000.Ausruf : 15.000 CHFZuschlag : 22.000 CHF
Losnr. : 39 Frankreich
Losnr. : 40 Frankreich
Losnr. : 41 Frankreich
1862: Small range with 10 c. bistre (2), 20 c. blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (all are signed Roumet), 1867 4 c. grey optd. SPECIMEN in black Condition variable but many fine, a scarce group (8 items) Maury = € 2'400.
Note: 1c. with manipulated overprintAusruf : 250 CHFZuschlag : 380 CHF
Losnr. : 42 Frankreich1876: Small range of Type Sage unused incl. 5 c. green, Type II unused (3), 30 c. cinnamon brown unused (3) and 1 fr. olive green unused, 1877 values unused incl. 3 c. bistre on straw unused (2), 15 c. blue (2) unused and 40 c. red on yellow unused (2), various 1884-1898 issues unused together with Sower 15 c. green Coil strip of six, and pre-cancelled Blanc 10 c. violet unused coil strip of eleven.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 440 CHF
Losnr. : 43 Frankreich
Losnr. : 44 Frankreich1900: Merson 50 c. brown & grey blue, a fine unused block of four with blue-grey somewhat misplaced to base, of fresh colour and stamps with full unmounted og., marginal but with some separation of perfs. from block. Scarce and attractive nevertheless Maury/Yvert = € 1'800+.Ausruf : 250 CHFZuschlag : 750 CHF
Losnr. : 45 Frankreich1900: Merson 1 fr. wine-red and olive green, a remarkable unused block of twenty five, Imperforate, Control D 2201 22 in margin at base, one diagonal blue crayon marking affecting five stamps, small tear in top margin only and some natural gum creasing on reverse, unmounted og. Rare Maury/Yvert = € 15'000.Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 2.000 CHF
Losnr. : 46 Frankreich
Losnr. : 47 Frankreich1902: Mouchon re-engraved issue, 10 c., 15 c., 20 c., 25 c. and 30 c. values, all in corner marginal Imperforate 'Bristol' card paper blocks of four, together with the Franchise Militaire 'F.M.' on 15 c. also in a corner block of four Imperforate on 'Bristol' card paper. A fine and very scarce groupo (6 items) Maury = € 8'400.Ausruf : 1.000 CHFZuschlag : 3.000 CHF
Losnr. : 48 Frankreich
Losnr. : 49 Frankreich
Losnr. : 50 Frankreich
Losnr. : 51 Frankreich1949: International Telegraphic & Telephone Conference, unissued Émile Baudot 25 fr. value, a superb mint example, marginal from top of sheet showing error of date of birth '1848' for '1845', fresh and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare. Maury/Yvert = € 4'000+.Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 1.000 CHF
Losnr. : 52 FrankreichAlbania 1853: 20 c. blue, single and horizontal strip of four, roughly separated margins and crossed by file fold, used on 1860 single rate cover from Annonay to Prevesa, Albania all tied by '68' petit chiffres with Annonay cds of despatch below (May 7). Unusual P.P. in red deleted in manuscript and framed PD applied at left. Reverse with 'Paris / Erquelines' cds and Triest transit cd (May 12). A rare destination. Cert. Boule (2000).Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 650 CHF
Losnr. : 53 FrankreichArgentina 1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. carmine, an enormous margined example of exquisite colour used in combination with 1852 Présidence 25 c. blue in a horizontal pair with large margins on three sides and frameline just shaved on left hand stamp and with scissor cut in margin only, used on 1852 cover at single rate to the French Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina tied by 'grille sans fin' and Paris cds of despatch (Dec 23). Framed PD in red and London transit (Dec 24) in red all on obverse of an attractive and very rare mixed issue franking to an unusual destination. Signed Calves. Cert. Von der Weid (1997).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7925.Ausruf : 1.500 CHFZuschlag : 2.400 CHF
Losnr. : 54 FrankreichBelgium 1870: Bordeaux 30 c. brown, a huge margined used example on 1871 entire letter to Huy, Belgium tied by 2046 gros chiffres with Lille despatch cds alongside (July 18). Framed PD in red at left and reverse with 'France / Ouest 3' transit and Huy arrival cds. A charming entire. Cert. Roumet (1979), Von der Weid (1998).Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 220 CHF
Losnr. : 55 FrankreichBrazil 1853: 10 c. bistre, 20 c. deep blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine, fine examples all used on 1855 entire letter at single rate to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil endorsed 'par Steamer Anglais Great Western' and tied by 1495 petit chiffres with 'Bureau Maritime / Havre' cds alongside in red (July 7). Framed P.P. in red below and London transit cds (July 9) in red on front, with Southampton transit cds on reverse in blue. Curved FOREIGN PAID also on obverse of a fine and extremely scarce four colour franking. Signed Calves. Cert. Roumet (1992).Ausruf : 750 CHFZuschlag : 2.000 CHF
Losnr. : 56 FrankreichBritish Guiana 1853: 1 fr. carmine, horizontal strip of three, clear to huge margins, used on 1854 double weight cover to Richard Haynes in Demerara, British Guiana to be forwarded on to Cuidad Bolivar, Venezuela tied by 'gros points' lozenge of dots with Paris despatch cds (April 14) above with framed PD in red. London Paid transit cds at right in red (April 18) and reverse with double arc DEMERARA datestamp (May 23) in black. The strip has been lifted from the cover for checking and replaced. A wonderful and extremely rare cover to an extraordinary destination for classic period French mail. Signed Baudot. Cert. Von Der Weid (1993).Ausruf : 3.500 CHFZuschlag : 19.000 CHF
Losnr. : 57 FrankreichCanada 1871/75: Cérès 10 c. bistre on rose (2) and single 80 c. used on 1874 cover from Brest via London to the care of the French Consul General in Quebec, Canada for a Lieutenant on board the frigate 'Magicienne', tied by 611 gros chiffres with Brest datestamp at right (July 14) and framed PD in red. London transit in red and reverse with Quebec arrival cds (July 27). A few perf. faults but a very scarce destination at this date.Ausruf : 250 CHFZuschlag : 400 CHF
Losnr. : 58 FrankreichChile 1853: 10 c. bistre, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine in a horizontal pair, all used on 1856 entire letter endorsed 'Par Steamer des Antilles La Plata' from Le Havre to Valparaiso, the adhesives with touched to large margins all round but the pair being fine, tied by light dotted lozenge. Le Havre despatch cds in red (Feb 15) and framed P.P. on front and reverse with 'Southampton' transit cds (Feb 16) and obverse with curved FOREIGN PAID both in same blue ink. An attractive three colour franking.Ausruf : 300 CHFZuschlag : 600 CHF
Losnr. : 59 Frankreich1871/75: Cérès 25 c. blue horizontal pair and 80 c. carmine used on 1873 entire letter at single rate to Santiago, Chile tied by PGSO lozenge of dots with 'Paris-Gare de Sud Ouest' cds at left of despatch (Dec 6) with framed PD in red deleted and replaced by correct P.P. in red. Reverse with circular LIGNE A / PAQ. FR. * No.1 Paquebot datestamp (Dec 7) in black (Salles fig. 1401) and carried on the 'Martinique'. Charged '15' centavos due on delivery with handstamp in violet. A fresh and fine entire. Cert. Von der Weid (1998).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7939.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 260 CHF
Losnr. : 60 FrankreichCosta Rica 1871/75: 80 c. carmine and horizontal pair of 25 c. blue, used on 1874 entire letter from Paris to San José, Costa Rica tied by Paris Star-26 in black with 'Paris-Gare du Nord' despatch cds alongside (Feb 16). Framed P.P. in red and London transit cds in red (Feb 17) on front of a fresh and fine entire to an unusual destination. Cert. Boule (2000).Ausruf : 350 CHFZuschlag : 440 CHF
Losnr. : 61 FrankreichEcuador 1853: 20 c. blue horizontal pair with shaved to enormous margins showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, used with fine horizontal strip of four 80 c. rose, large even margins all round, tiny imperfection at right, on 1860 entire letter at triple rate to Guayaquil, Ecuador tied by dotted lozenge with Paris cds (July 31) at left. Framed P.P. in red and London transit cds (Aug 1) in red and British P.O. in PANAMA double arc transit cds in black (Aug 22) all on obverse. A rare and most attractive entire. Cert. Von der Weid (1997).Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 800 CHF
Losnr. : 62 FrankreichFrench India 1871: Siège 40 c. pale orange and 1872 80 c. carmine used on 1873 entire letter from Marseille to Pondichéry, India tied by '2240' gros chiffres. Marseille despatch cds at left (Nov 11) and framed red 'PD' on front and reverse with 'Pars A Modane' cds (Nov 15) in red and 'Inde / Pondichery' arrival cds (Dec 8). Readdressed on arrival to Coconada, apparently without further charge.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 170 CHF
Losnr. : 63 FrankreichGibraltar 1862: 40 c. orange, single usage on small 1867 envelope from Marseille to Cecil Smith, His British Majesty's Consul in Rabat, Morocco sent care of the Postmaster in Gibraltar, tied by 2240 gros chiffres of Marseille (Oct 6). Underpaid and struck with framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red and '24' centavos charge raised. 'Gibraltar' cds of transit (Oct 11) at left and reverse with Bordeaux and San Roque transit cds's. A fine and appealing cover - both destinations being extremely scarce. Cert. Boule (1999).
Note: For the tariff of 1860 the letter could have travelled franked at 40 centimes to either Gibraltar or Rabat, but not by this route.Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 1.100 CHF
Losnr. : 64 Frankreich(Kingdom of) Hannover 1853: 1 fr. carmine, a fine large margined example in a rich shade used on 1854 double rate cover to Harbourg, tied by dotted DS2 lozenge in black with Paris despatch cds at right (June 21). Framed Prussian 'Franco' over PD both in red at right. Reverse with 'Aus Frankreich / Per Aachen' transit in red (June 22) and arrival in blue of the following day. A superb and rare cover. Cert. Von der Weid (1997).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7821.Ausruf : 2.500 CHFZuschlag : 3.600 CHF
Losnr. : 65 FrankreichIndia 1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. carmine, a fine large margined example in a rich shade, used on 1852 entire letter at single rate by British ship from Pau to Capt. Anderson of the 22nd Regiment at Rawalpindi, endorsed 'via Marseille and Bombay' tied by 2388 petit chiffres with Pau despatch cds at left (June 24). Reverse with Toulouse and Marseille datestamps (June 25) and front with 'BOMBAY / JULY 23 1852 / STR. POSTAGE '8' / INLD DO '15' with rates to pay inserted in manuscript. A splendid and rare cover in the foremost quality. Signed Calves. Cert. Von der Weid (1997).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7949.Ausruf : 1.000 CHFZuschlag : 2.800 CHF
Losnr. : 66 FrankreichIonian Islands 1862: 20 c. blue and 80 c. carmine used on 1864 cover from Paris (sender's cachet of 'Compagnie Canal De Suez' in blue) to Corfu, tied by manuscript pen strokes and light Paris Star handstamps with 'Paris-Place de la Madeleine' cds alongside (Jan 20) with framed PD in red. Reverse with framed 'Triest' transit in black and 'Corfu' arrival in red (Jan 25) with manuscript charge '1' (penny) on front in pencil for local delivery. A very scarce destination.Ausruf : 350 CHFZuschlag : 700 CHF
Losnr. : 67 FrankreichItaly 1870: Bordeaux 40 c. orange and 80 c. bright rose in a vivid rich shade, each with huge margins all round, used on 1871 double weight entire letter to Naples, endorsed 'p. Vap. Blidah', tied by 2240 gros chiffres with Marseille despatch cds below (March 18). Reverse with Naples arrival cds in red (March 23) and distribution cachet in black. A beautiful and rare entire. Cert. Von der Weid (1998).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7869.Ausruf : 750 CHFZuschlag : 950 CHF
Losnr. : 68 FrankreichMacao 1853: 80 c. rose, a fine large margined example used on 1861 second sheet of entire letter to Macau, endorsed 'via Suez, China' at upper left, tied by '441' petit chiffres in black. Bordeaux despatch cds at left (July 10) and framed P.P. in red alongside. Reverse with Hong Kong cds of transit (Aug 21). File fold well away from adhesive but a rare cover to an extraordinary destination. Cert. Boule (1999).Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 1.300 CHF
Losnr. : 69 FrankreichMalta 1853: 80 c. carmine, fine example with ample to large margins and showing portions of adjoining stamps at right and at base, used on 1856 single rate entire letter to Malta tied by 1896 petit chiffres with Marseille despatch cds at right (Jan 9) and two strikes of framed PD in red.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 200 CHF
Losnr. : 70 FrankreichMexico 1852: Présidence 25 c. blue in a vertical pair, lower stamp touched, used in combination with 1853 1 fr. carmine in a spectacular horizontal strip of four with large margins all round and showing the marginal rule from top of sheet (filet d'encadrement) on 1852 entire letter at triple rate from Paris to Vera Cruz, cancelled by DS2 lozenge of dots in black with Paris despatch cds above (Oct 31). Framed PD in red and London transit (Nov 1) in red and handstruck '3' (reales) due marking in black of arrival. A fantastic and famous entire, illustrated on the front cover of the Dubus sale. Signed Calves, Dillemann.
Provenance: Collection L. Dubus (Nov 1987), lot 868.Ausruf : 7.500 CHFZuschlag : 23.000 CHF
Losnr. : 71 FrankreichNetherlands East Indies 1853: 80 c. rose, clear to large margins, used on 1863 entire letter from Marseilles to Batavia, endorsed 'par le Labourdonnais' at top, tied by dotted 2240 gros chiffres with 'Marseille' cds alongside (March 18) in black. Charged '25' (cents) due on arrival in manuscript. A fine and scarce entire. Cert. Boule (2000).Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 1.100 CHF
Losnr. : 72 FrankreichPapal States 1853: 20 c. deep blue, used in combination with 40 c. orange (2) on 1860 cover from Paris to the Poste Restante in Rome, tied by 'gros points' lozenge and by Paris despatch cds (Jan 27). Framed 'P.D.' in red and fine CIVITTAVECCHIA / DALLA / VIA DI MARE in black of arrival at left. Reverse with further Civittavecchia and Rome datestamps (Jan 31).Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 320 CHF
Losnr. : 73 FrankreichPeru 1853: 20 c. blue and 40 c. pale orange, fine large margined examples used on 1854 entire letter at single rate per French ship from Le Havre to Lima, endorsed 'pr. Mussa Pacha', tied by 1495 petit chiffres struck in red with 'Bureau Maritime / Havre' cds below (Oct 19) and framed PD in same ink (the use of red ink at Le Havre is only known between July and October 1854). No arrival but docketed inside on reply (Jan 1855). A rare and particularly attractive entire. Signed Roumet, Certs. Roumet (1980), von der Weid (1997).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7943.Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 1.200 CHF
Losnr. : 74 FrankreichPortugal 1871/75: Cérès 15 c. bistre (2) and 25 c. blue (2) used on 1872 double weight entire letter from Bordeaux to Lisbon, all tied by 'Anchor' lozenge of dots in black and carried on the Brazilian Line Paquebot 'Sindh' with circular LIGNE J / PAQ. FR. No. 3 datestamp at left in black (April 24). Framed PD in black and struck on arrival with oval FRANCA and framed VIA DE MAR. Reverse with Lisbon arrival cds (April 28). A charming and extremely fine entire. Cert. E. Diena (1992).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7880.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 460 CHF
Losnr. : 75 FrankreichRussia 1853: 80 c. carmine, just clear to large margins all round, used on 1858 entire letter to Dorpat, Russia (now Estonia) tied by 1896 petit chiffres of Marseilles on despatch (Dec 10). Underpaid for the single rate of 1 franc 10 centimes, and struck with framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red and hexagonal framed 'F. / 33' Convention marking in black (Salles fig. 1371, van der Linden fig. 1168) applied in Paris. Manuscript '5/3' Prussian credit at left and 'par Riga' in address deleted with manuscript 'Sagnitz frey' applied over the 'Affranchisement' marking. An unusual and extremely interesting entire.
Note: From August 1, 1858 the rate via Prussia to Russia was 1 franc 10 centimes for under 10 grams.Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 400 CHF
Losnr. : 76 FrankreichSpain 1862: 20 c. deep blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine (2) all used on 1863 cover from Paris to Madrid, tied by lozenge of dots with Paris cds of despatch at left (July 9). Framed PD in red on front and reverse with 'España / Irun' entry marking in red and Madrid arrival cds (July 11). A few flap faults on reverse but an attractive usage.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 200 CHF
Losnr. : 77 FrankreichSwitzerland 1849: 20 c. black, a fine horizontal pair with large to clear margins all round, used on 1850 entire letter endorsed 'par Pontarlier' from Paris to Couvet, Switzerland, the pair tied by two strikes of the grill in black with 'Paris' despatch cds (March 4) at top and framed 'P.P.' in red at left.Reverse with Pontarlier cds (March 6) and Geneva arrival cds in red. File folds just clear of adhesives, a rare and attractive usage. Cert. Von der Weid (1999).Ausruf : 1.500 CHFZuschlag : 1.800 CHF
Losnr. : 78 Frankreich1849/50: Cérès 15 c. bright green (foncé) and 20 c. light blue, each with ample to large margins all round, used on 1851 entire letter to Geneva, lightly tied by grill handstamps in black. 'Paris-60' despatch datestamp at right (Feb 14) and red framed PD below. The 15 centimes with top margin improved and one flap with repaired tear well away from the adhesives, a fine and very rare combination for the 40 centime rate. Signed Calves. Cert. Roumet (1992).Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 3.000 CHF
Losnr. : 80 Frankreich1870: Bordeaux 20 c. ultramarine, Report 1, Type III, a fine large margined example used on 'Border Rate' cover from Thonon to Geneva, tied by 3949 gros chiffres with 'Thonon' cds at left (May 13). Framed PD in red alongside. Geneva arrival cds (May 14) on reverse. The rate was applicable in the 'Grenzrayon' of 30 kms. A charming and scarce cover. Cert. Von der Weid (1996).Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 280 CHF
Losnr. : 81 FrankreichSyria 1870: Cover at double rate from Aleppo to Marseille, franked on reverse with Turkey 1869 Dulos issue 10 pa. grey-lilac and 2 pi. brick-red, perf. 13¼, tied by all arabic framed 'Haleb' Aleppo handstamp in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 4), mailed through the French P.O. in Alexandrette with 1863/70 80 c. carmine tied by '5079' gros chiffres in black with 'Alexandrette / Syrie' datestamp adjacent (March 13). Smyrne French P.O. transit alongisde and Marseille arrival on reverse. A fine and scarce combination usage that displays well.
Provenance: 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 123 (October 2000), lot 2827.Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 850 CHF
Losnr. : 82 FrankreichThurn and Taxis 1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. carmine, a fine used example with ample to large margins all round and a portion of adjoining stamp at base, used with 1852 Présidence 25 c. blue in a large margined vertical pair tied to 1853 triple weight cover to Kahlbach, near the free City of Frankfurt, tied by 'gros points' in black and by Paris despatch cds (Feb 10). Framed PD in red at right and reverse with Frankfurt (Feb 14) arrival cds in black. A magnificent and rare mixed issue franking in outstanding quality. Certs. Von der Weid (1992, 1997).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7820.Ausruf : 3.000 CHFZuschlag : 3.400 CHF
Losnr. : 83 FrankreichThurn and Taxis 1853: 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, fine used examples with large margins all round, used on 1862 cover to Mayence, Hesse, tied by 898 petit chiffres with Cognac cds alongside (May 22). Framed red PD in red and manuscript '1' in blue ink for Prussian credit. Reverse with various transits and arrival cds. Cert. Von der Weid (1999).Ausruf : 100 CHFZuschlag : 240 CHF
Losnr. : 84 FrankreichTrinidad 1867: Laureated 80 c. carmine, single example used on 1869 single rate cover to Carupano, Venezuela via Forwarding Agents 'Gerold & Ulrich' in Port of Spain, Trinidad; tied by gros chiffres with Nantes despatch cds (July 13) and framed PD in red at left. London transit cds in red of the following day and reverse with fine double arc 'Trinidad' datestamp (Aug 6) in black.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 200 CHF
Losnr. : 85 FrankreichTurkey 1853: 10 c. yellow-bistre, a superb four margined used example on double weight 1863 cover from Paris to Constantinople, used in combination with 1862 40 c. orange perf., tied by lozenge of dots obliterators with Paris cds below (June 26). Manuscript '2' at left and AFFR. INSUFF. in black alongside and taxed '15' décimes in manuscript. Reverse with French P.O. in Constantinople arrival cds (July 4). Scarce and fine usage. Cert. Roumet (1994).
Provenance: Corinphila sale 111 (May 1999), lot 2740.Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 500 CHF
Losnr. : 86 FrankreichUSA 1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. carmine in a bright shade with close to large margins all round, used in combination with 1852 Présidence 10 c. bistre in a superb (and rare) horizontal strip of three with ample to large margins and portion of adjoining stamps at base; on 1853 entire letter from Paris to New York, tied by DS2 lozenge of dots in black. Paris cds at right (Oct 13) and red framed PD. Carried on Cunard Steamer 'Niagara' leaving Liverpool on October 15 with 'Boston Br. Pkt. / 5' datestamp of arrival on front (Oct 28). A superb and attractive mixed issue franking in outstanding quality. Signed Friedl. Cert. Von der Weid (1998).
Provenance: Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7916.Ausruf : 2.000 CHFZuschlag : 2.400 CHF
Losnr. : 87 Frankreich1849: Cérès 1 fr. carmine on yellowish (two examples) used with 1852 Présidence 10 c. bistre and 25 c. blue (2), margins good to touched, on 1853 double rate cover from Jarnac to New Orleans, endorsed 'voie d'Angleterre' tied by '1572' petit chiffres. Jarnac cds of despatch above (April 7) and two strikes of framed PD in black at right. Circular 'Boston Br. Pkt. / 5' datestamp at left. Some imperfections with vertical file fold but a scarce and appealing mixed issue usage. Signed Calves. Cert. Scheller (2009).Ausruf : 500 CHFZuschlag : 550 CHF
Losnr. : 88 Frankreich1870: Siège 40 c. orange (2) used with 1871/75 Cérès 15 c. bistre (small figures) and 25 c. blue on small 1873 envelope from Nice to Boston, tied by '2656' gros chiffres and by small PD in red and 'London / Paid' cds. Fine 'Boston / Paid' cds of receipt (March 16) in red and '2 / Cents' handstamp adjacent. A few minor imperfections at top but an attractive three colour franking.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 150 CHF
Losnr. : 89 FrankreichVenezuela 1871/75: Cérès 5 c. green on bluish, 15 c. bistre (small figures) and 80 c. carmine-rose all used on 1873 entire letter endorsed 'Packet Anglais' from Bordeaux to Caracas, tied by '532' gros chiffres. Bordeaux cds of despatch (Nov 15) in black and framed P.P. in red below with London transit cds also on front in red. Struck with handstruck '2' (reales) due on receipt. An attractive three colour franking.
Ausruf : 180 CHFZuschlag : 220 CHF
Losnr. : 90 FrankreichBallon Monté 1870 (September 27): Laureated 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue used on entire letter from beseiged Paris to Avully, near Geneva, Switzerland cancelled solely by individual strikes of framed P.D. in red with two further strikes at right. The entire was not flown on a Ballon but left Paris 'par passeur' and smuggled out of the city by the Mail operatives Brare and Gême, with reverse showing Lausanne cds and Geneva cds both dated October 16, 1870. The entire opens well for Exhibit display. Extremely rare and most probably a unique usage to Switzerland. Cert. Von der Weid (February 1998) and accompanying letter from Raymond Pittier (July, 1998).
Note: The postman Brare was shot dead by the Prussians on December 14, 1870 whilst crossing the Seine back to Paris.
Provenance: Collection 'Courtois' (May 1979), lot 13.; Collection 'Mont-Blanc', Corinphila sale 104 (Sept 1998), lot 7788.Ausruf : 2.500 CHFZuschlag : 3.400 CHF
Losnr. : 91 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Les Etats Unis' 1870: Entire franked by 1867 Laureated 20 c. blue tied by Paris Star obliterator with 'PARIS R. DES Vlles HAUDRtes 28 SEPT. 70' (4th levée) despatch cds alongside to Castres, garde mobile 7ème regt. Flown from besieged Paris in the 3rd Ballon 'Les Etats Unis' with Castres sur l'Agout arrival cds on reverse. The adhesive has a corner fault, but a very early and rare ballon. Lhéritier handbook 2000 = € 1'100 / Maury 2016 = € 775.Ausruf : 150 CHFZuschlag : 150 CHF
Losnr. : 92 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Le Colonel Charras' 1870: Small postcard adressed to Berne / Switzerland, franked by Napoléon lauré 30 c. brown (surface scratched), cancelled by dotted star and "Paris 27 OCT 70" cds. alongside, on reverse Geneva transit cds (2. 11.) and Bern arrival mark (3. 11.). Scarce postcard. Cert. v.d.Weid (2009) Maury = € 610, SLH = CHF 1'000, Muggler No. 21 = CHF 1'200.Ausruf : 200 CHFZuschlag : 320 CHF
Losnr. : 93 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Daguerre' 1870: Entire franked by 1870 Siège 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue tied by Paris Star obliterator-1 with 'PARIS HOTEL-DE-VILLE 19 NOV 70' (6th levée) despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside to St. Helier on the Jersey Channel Island. Flown from besieged Paris in the 28th Ballon 'Daguerre' with Jersey arrival datestmap (Nov, 25. 70) on reverse. Adhesives with folds but a rare destination. Lhéritier handbook 2000 = € 1'800 / Maury 2016 = € 1'250.Ausruf : 800 CHFZuschlag : 850 CHF
Losnr. : 94 FrankreichBallon Monté 'L'Archimède' 1870: Entire franked by 1870 Siège 40 c. orange tied by Paris Star obliterator with 'PARIS (60) 19 NOV. 70' (6th levée) despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside to the 'Frankfurter Zeitung' in Frankfurt am Main. Content of this item is a report from the newspaper's own correspondent, flown from besieged Paris in the 31st Ballon 'L'Archimède'. The adhesive has a big tear on the left side, but an appealing and interesting item. Lhéritier handbook 2000 = € 2'300 / Maury 2016 = € 4'000.Ausruf : 400 CHFZuschlag : 600 CHF
Losnr. : 95 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Le Parmentier' 1870: Tiny entire franked by 1867 Laureated 80 c. rose tied by Paris Star-4 with 'R. D'ENGHIEN 15 DEC. 70' despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside to Rio de Janeiro. Flown from besieged Paris in the 43rd Ballon 'Le Parmentier' with reverse showing arrival cds in blue (19 JAN 71). The adhesive with hor. fold and some perf. imperfections, but Brasil being an extremely rarely destination for Ballon mail. Cert. Calves (1995) Lhéritier handbook 2000 = € 13'800 / Maury 2016 = € 25'000.Ausruf : 10.000 CHFZuschlag : 23.000 CHF
Losnr. : 96 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Le Duquesne' 1871: small and attract. lettersheet addressed to London, franked by Napoléon lauré 30 c. brown, cancelled by dotted star, "Paris 8 JANV 71" cds. alongside, red PD and London arrival (11 JA 71) Cert. v.d.Weid (2009) Maury Nr. 55 = € 650.Ausruf : 100 CHFZuschlag : 180 CHF
Losnr. : 97 Frankreich
Losnr. : 98 FrankreichBallon Monté 'Général Daumesnil' 1871: Entire of the Orlandi type franked by 1867 Laureated 30 c. brown tied by Paris Star obliterator-14 with 'PARIS R. D'ENGHIEN 21 JAN. 71' (3rd levée) despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside to St. Helier on the Jersey Channel Island. Flown from besieged Paris in the 64th Ballon 'Général Daumesnil' with Jersey arrival datestmap (Jan. 24, 71) on reverse. A fine item sent to a rare destination. Lhéritier handbook 2000 = € 1'800 / Maury 2016 = € 1'250.Ausruf : 800 CHFZuschlag : 900 CHF
Losnr. : 99 Frankreich
Losnr. : 100 Frankreich
Losnr. : 101 Frankreich1928: Second Catapult Flight from the 'Ile de France' to Le Havre, franked by 10 fr. on Berthelot 90 c. carmine and Semeuse 50 c. red (3) tied by octagonal 'Le Havre' datestamp (August 23) in black, with registration label 'New York Au Havre' below in black and five line 'Première Liason Postale Aérienne' cachet. Backstamped on arrival (Aug 23 and 24). A rare cover, cert. Brun (2016).Ausruf : 750 CHFZuschlag : 1.600 CHF