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  • Lot# : 610 Reunion

    Réunion. 1846/73: Two covers, incl. 1846 entire with fair only black "St. Denis-Reunion" despatch cds and fine circular "PP" alongside to Loudeac , endorsed "per Anna via Nantes" at lower left. In addition, small cover to Avignon franked by General Colonies 1871 Cérès 25 c. blue, clear margins, tied by dotted lozenge and octagonal "Corr. D'Armées / St. Denis" in black. Despatch cds at lower left and reverse with circular "Ile De Reunion" Anchor cachet in black, Marseille cds and Avignon arrival cds.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 611 Reunion

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    1871: Pair of the French 25 c. blue Cérès, tied with a lozenge mark on cover from St. Leu / Réunion (cds from Feb 4, 1876 alongside) to Toulouse, "COL. FR. SUEZ - P. F. AMB. MAR" (Feb 28) on front and Toulouse arrival mark on reverse (Feb 28). Taxation of 6 décimes in Réunion which was later on crossed out. 50 c. was the correct tariff with British or French steamers towards France until July 1st, 1876, when all French colonies joined the UGP. An extremely rare item with stamps of the motherland used in a small office in the colonies. Part of the lower backflap is missing. Cert. Roumet (2010).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 612 Reunion

    1859/65: Eagle 10 c. biste and 40 c. orange used on small 1868 envelope to Paris tied by dotted lozeneg in blue, circular "Reunion / St. Denis" despatch at right (July 19) and "Col. F. V. Suez Paq. F. / 3 Mars 3" entry marking on front. An attractive cover.        
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 613 Reunion

    1859/65: Eagle issue 20 c. blue, single and horizontal strip of four used on 1869 cover to Bordeaux, all tied by dotted lozenge obliterators in black with superb "RÉUNION / ST. BENOIT" despatch cds at left (Aug 27). Bordeaux arrival cds (Sept 27) on reverse. File folds affecting two stamps at right and one at left but nevertheless a rare and attractive franking. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 614 Reunion

    1885/91: Three covers with different combinations of general colony stamps, either overprinted with RÉUNION or revalued with different overprints, sent registered between 1887 and 1893 from St. Denis or St. Pierre either to Strasbourg (Alsace, German at that time) or to Budapest. Although of philatelic origin, this is a fine ensemble. Certificates Behr (2010).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 615 Reunion

    General colonies issues overprinted with Réunion. 1891: 80 c. rose Cérès (block of 10), 1 fr. olive Sage (block of 10) and 25 c. black/rose Alphée Dubois, all tied with blue cds "RÉUNION St.-DENIS 9. FEVR. 92" on large format cover with corner faults, sent registered to Waterberg (Transvaal, South Africa), blue French framed "R" mark and red British "Registered Mauritius" (Feb 11) alongside, endorsed "via Maurice - Natal" with Natal arrival mark on the reverse. A spectacular cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 616 Reunion

    1901: 15 c. overprint on 75 c. violet on orange paper, with the overprint either doubled or doubled inverted, in addition point after "c" in overprint in a higher position; cancelled to order on two covers (addresses partially erased) in St. Denis (Dec 30, 1913). Certificates Guy du Vachat and Scheller (2010).
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 617 Reunion

    1938: 6 fr. 65 c. brown & red airmail issue in a full sheet of 50 examples, folded in the middle with the face value not imprinted and the background shifted down, with original gum Cérès = € 5'000++.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 618 Reunion

    1938: 3 fr. 65 c. blue & carmine airmail issue in a full sheet of 50 examples with the face value not printed and without perforation, but showing original gum Cérès = € 7'500++.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 619 Reunion

    1938: 3 fr. 65 c. blue & carmine airmail issue in a full sheet of 50 examples with the face value and the background not imprinted and without perforation, but showing original gum. Listed neither in Maury nor Yvert.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 620 Reunion

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    1942: The four values of the 1938 Réunion airmail series overprinted with "France Libre, 29 Novembre 1942" and the Lorraine cross. Not issued, all values with original gum. Not listed in Maury or Yvert. Cert. Guy du Vachat (2010).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 621 Reunion

    1885/86: Surcharges  with 5 c. on 30 c. brown and 5 c. on 40 c. orange mint, 1877 set of four values mint,  80 c. rose mint, 1877 type with scarce 30 c. brown and 40 c. orange-red mint, 1881 type complete to 40 c. mint, 1892 complete set mint, thereafter a near complete run including Postage Dues etc. A fine lot, some with imperfections Yvert  = € 900+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 622 Reunion

    1901/38: Small lot of interesting Réunion stamps, incl. 1901 5 c. on 40 c. group issue in a strip of three, with one stamp showing the variety: overprint inverted and another one with missing bar over the old value, the 1917 pair 1 c. on 4 c. with inverted overprint resp. without overprint (signed Brun), part of the 1933 landscape series (20 values) as single proofs without face value (signed Scheller), in addition two values of 1938 airmail issue without face value and imperf. in block of four or as gutter pair (one stamp with fold). Certificates Behr & Guy du Vachat (2010).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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