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  • Lot# : 3101 France

    1863/70: Laureated 40 c. orange used on 1869 entire letter from Alexandria to Munster, France tied by superb strike of 5080 gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds alongside (Feb 13). Framed PD in black and carried on P&O Paquebot 'Delta' to Marseille with circular 'Paq. Angl. / Amb. Mars.' entry marking (Feb 19) in red. Reverse with Colmar, Mulhouse and Munster cds's (Feb 20).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3102 France

    1863/70: 20 c. blue with 'à la corne' variety and 40 c. orange, used on 1870 single rate entire letter to Athens, tied by 4475 gros chiffres leaving the variety clear, with Mareuil-S-Ay despatch cds (May 12) at left. Framed PD in red adjacent and carried via Messina on the Ligne U Paquebot 'Tage' with Athens arrival cds (May 7, julian) on reverse. Fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3105 France

    1862: 80 c. carmine used on 1865 single rate entire letter endorsed 'voie d'Angleterre' from Marseille to Jacmel, Haiti tied by 2240 gros chiffres with Marseille cds (June 15) and framed P.P. at left in black. Mailed via London (June 16) and thence on Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. 'Shannon' to St. Thomas and from there on the 'Tyne' to Jacmel (Aug 2). A fine and attractive entire to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3106 France

    1862: 80 c. carmine horizontal pair used on 1873 double rate entire letter endorsed 'via Southampton' from Le Havre to Port Au Prince, Haiti tied by 1769 gros chiffres with Havre cds (March 15) and framed P.P. in red. Mailed via London (March 17) and thence on Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. 'Elbe' to St. Thomas. A fine and attractive entire to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3107 France

    1862: 40 c. orange, single example used on 1868 entire letter from Paris to a Captain Graham in Darjeeling, India tied by mute Paris Star with despatch cds below (March 17). Framed PD and P.P. in red on front and carried on P&O Steamer 'Nyanza' to Alexandria and thence from Suez by the 'Columbian' to Bombay. Reverse with Marseille cds, Bombay cds and two 'Travelling P.O.' datestamps in black. An extremely rare entire - the 40 centime rate being the concessionary Military rate - half the normal 80 centimes.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3108 France

    1868 & 1869: Covers (2) to India, with earlier cover franked by laureated 20 c. blue (4) for single rate from Bordeaux to Tellichery, India all tied by 532 gros chiffres with Bordeaux cds (Aug 15) at left. Erroneously struck with AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red and then deleted by P.P. and PD handstamps in red, carried by 'Tanais' of Ligne X to Alexandria and the P&O 'Baroda' from Suez; matched with 1869 double rate cover to Calcutta franked by 1863/70 20 c. blue (6) and single 40 c. tied by 2656 gros chiffres of Nice (Feb 5). Faults but an attractive pair.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3112 France

    Mail to Italy 1863/68: Covers (3) with 1863 cover bearing 1862 40 c. tied by 'petit points' lozenge used to Catania via Messina, 1865 cover to Genoa franked by 1862 oxidised 40 c. pair tied by VIA / DI MARE / (E) in red (rare) and charged 60 decimi on arrival and 1868 cover to Palermo franked at double rate with 1863/70 laureated 80 c. rose from Marseille per 'Tannais'.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3113 France

    1863/70: 10 c. bistre, Type II, and 20 c. blue, Type I in a horizontal pair, used on 1870 single rate entire letter from Marseille to Civitavecchia, cancelled by two strikes of FRANCIA / VIA DI MARE handstamps in black (Salles fig. 659), with P.D. below and manuscript '10' decimi due. Reverse with Genova and Livorno Centrale (July 26) cds's. Minor aging but an attractive and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3115 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange and 1871/75 Cérès 80 c. pale carmine (2) used on 1874 double rate entire letter from Lyon to Yokohama, Japan tied by 6316 gros chiffres, with despatch cds (Aug 4) alongside. Two strikes of framed PD in red on front and reverse with French P.O. YOKOHAMA / JAPON datestamp (Sept 15) of receipt. A charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3116 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange pair used with 1871/75 30 c. brown on cover front to Badonviller, France in combination with Japan 1876 Koban 2 sen olive-brown cancelled in black. French adhesives tied by YOKOHAMA / BAU. FRANCAIS datestamps (Feb 19) in black with information strike at lower left. Carried by British Ships (for correct rate of 1 franc 10 centimes) with corresponding circular 'Paq. Ang. V. Brind. / A Mod.9 (April 6) in red (Salles 1895) also on front. Overall soiling but a remarkable and rare item.rnrnNote: P&O Line Steamer 'Malacca' to Hong Kong (Feb 27), 'Zambesi' to Galle (March 15), 'Australian' via Aden to Suez, 'Venetia' from Alexandria to Brindisi (April 5).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3117 France

    1871/75: Cérès 25 c. blue, a block of four (fourth stamp with major retouch in top frame line), used on 1873 single rate cover from Paris to Yedo, Japan (Lebon correspondence), all tied by Paris Star '20' with despatch cds at left (March 28) and framed P.P. in red. Carried on the 'Iraouaddy' of Ligne N to Hong Kong, transhipped to the 'Volga' for journey to destination. Reverse with flap missing and small internal repair but complete YOKOHAMA / BAU. FRANCAIS cds of receipt (May 15). Scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3118 France

    1863/70: Laureated 20 c. blue pair used on 1868 entire letter from Algiers to Malta endorsed 'voie de Tunis' tied by 5018 gros chiffres with 'BAT. A. VAP. / ALGER-BÔNE' cds alongside (Oct 4). Struck initially with framed PD in red but erased in manuscript and instead framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT applied. Charged '4' (pence) in manuscript due upon receipt. Backstamped 'Bougie / Algerie' (Oct 4), Marseille (Oct 10) and Malta (Oct 16). An interesting and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3120 France

    1853: 20 c. blue and 80 c. carmine, touched to large margins, used on 1855 single rate cover from Bordeaux to Port Louis, Mauritius (addressed to the Captain of the 'Juliette'), tied by 441 petit chiffres with Bordeaux despatch cds (April 7) at left. Framed P.P. in red and endorsed at top 'via Marseille & Suez'. Carried on Egyptian Line Steamer 'Egyptus' to Alexandria and thence via Suez and Galle to Mauritius. Reverse with fine strike of oval framed PACKET LETTER / MAURITIUS in red of receipt (June 12) and charged '1/6d.' in red crayon on front. Cert. Eichele (1999).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3122 France

    1853: 20 c. blue, a fine four margined example, used from Mexico on 1862 cover to Strasbourg, tied by fine 'CEM A' dotted lozenge in black with 'Corps Exp. Mexique / Bau. A' datestamp at right (Sept 6). Framed PD in red on front and carried on the 'Louisiane' via St. Nazaire at the 20 centime Military Concession rate by French Ship. Reverse with small flap fault and arrival cds's (Oct 20). Scarce and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3123 France

    1862: 10 c. bistre (unusually optd. with 'Controle T.P.' in blue) used with 20 c. blue (2) on 1863 cover to Colonel Gambier of the 2nd Regiment of Zouaves with the Corps Expeditionaire in Mexico, tied by 3171 gros chiffres with 'Rochefort-S-Mer' cds of despatch at left (July 31) and framed red PD, paying the 50 centime Military Concession rate via English Ship. Slight internal repair to envelope at top but an attractive and unusual usage with the Control handstamp.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3124 France

    1863/70: Laureated 80 c. carmine, five examples, all used on 1869 quadruple rate cover from Paris to Vera Cruz, Mexico tied by Paris Star '5' on despatch (Oct 30). Mailed via London (Nov 1) and carried on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Steamer 'Seine' to St. Thomas and thence on the 'Eider' to Vera Cruz, where struck with '7' (reales) due marking in black for local delivery. Trivial imperfections but a scarce and most appealing franking. Signed Goebel.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3125 France

    1863/70: Laureated 20 c. blue, two horizontal pairs, used on 1869 entire letter to Vera Cruz, Mexico tied by Paris Star '15' in black (Feb 15). Framed P.P. in red below and carried on Ligne B Steamer 'Panama' with circular LIGNE-B / PAQ. FR. No. 3 datestamp (Salles fig. 1431) on reverse in black (Feb 17). Also an 1868 slightly tropicalised entire at same rate, franked by single laureated 80 c. used from Bordeaux (March 14) and also carried on the 'Panama'. An attractive pair.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3126 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange and 1871/75 Cérès 30 c. brown horizontal pair, used on 1873 single rate cover from Paris to Zacatecas, Mexico tied by Paris Star '25' with Gare du Nord despatch cds (July 1) and framed P.P. in red at left. Mailed via London (July 2) and thence via Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Steamer 'Eider' to Vera Cruz. Handstruck '2' (reales) in black on front for internal delivery. Reverse with Vera Cruz transit cds (July 28) in black.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3127 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange and 1871/75 Cérès 80 c. rose vertical pair, used on 1875 double rate cover from Paris to Mexico City tied by Paris Star '22' with 'Paris / R. Taibout' cds at left (March 19). Framed P.P. in red and private 'Voie de St. Nazaire' in blue at left. Reverse with circular LIGNE-B / PAQ. FR. No. 1 datestamp (March 20) in black (Salles fig. 1431) and carried on the 'Ville de St. Nazaire' arriving at Vera Cruz on April 18 where charged with handstruck '25 cs.' for internal delivery. A few imperfections but scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3128 France

    1871/75: Cérès 10 c. brown on rose, small figures and 30 c. brown vertical pair, used on 1874 cover at single rate to Noumea, New Caledonia tied by 1611 gros chiffres with 'Gaillac-Du-Tarn' cds of despatch (Oct 11) and framed PD in red at right. Carried on the Ligne V Steamer 'Peluse' to Alexandria and transhipped to the P&O Steamer 'Surat' at Suez to Galle and thence on the 'Bangalore' to Singapore. Addressed to a Captain Albigot, commander of the Frigate 'Française La Virgine' with arrival cds of Noumea on reverse (Dec 24). The 10 c. adhesive applied over edge of envelope and a few minor imperfections but an appealing cover to a scarce destination. Cert. Eichele (2001).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3129 France

    1862: 80 c. carmine, three examples used on 1863 triple rate cover from Negrepelisse to Lagos, Nigeria all tied by 2617 gros chiffres with 'Negrepelisse' despatch cds alongside (Sept 19) and framed P.P. in red. 'London / Paid' transit cds in red on front (Sept 21) and handstruck '1d.' in red for local credit on arrival. The cover with full and long contents, is addressed to Leopold Fournier, Naval ensign on board the 'L'Etoile' at Lagos. Fournier was to rise to Lieutenant on board the 'Galissonnière' by 1875. A fine and extremely interesting entire to a remarkably scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3130 France

    1862: 20 c. blue, dramatically off centre example, used with pair of 40 c. orange on 1867 single rate cover from Bordeaux to the Captain of the Naval ship 'Le Bisson' in Panama; tied by 532 gros chiffres with Bordeaux despatch cds (Feb 15) at left. Mailed via London (Feb 18) and Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. ship 'Seine' to St. Thomas and thence on 'Tamar' to Colon. British Post Office PANAMA cds of arrival on front (March 14) in black. Some minor imperfections but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 3131 France

    1853; 40 c. orange and 80 c. pale rose-carmine, four margined examples, used on 1862 single rate entire letter from Le Havre to Lima, Peru, tied by 1495 petit chiffres with 'Bureau Maritime / Havre' cds in red (Oct 15) and framed P.P. in red alongside. Endorsed per Royal Mail Steam Packet Co 'Tasmanian' at top and reverse with London and Southampton cds's. Carried to St. Thomas where transhipped to the 'Solent' to Colon and thence via PSNC Steamer to destination. A fresh and very fine entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3132 France

    1863/70: Laureated 20 c. blue and 80 c. rose used on 1868 single rate cover from Paris to Lima endorsed 'per Southampton & Panama', neatly tied by dotted 'BP2' lozenge with corresponding 'Bordeaux A Paris' cds adjacent (June 15). Initially struck with PD in black but erased in manuscript and correctly struck with P.P. in red. Carried on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co 'Douro' to St. Thomas and thence to Colon. Reverse with Lima arrival cds (July 18) in black. Small imperfections but an interesting cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3133 France

    1862: Empire 80 c. rose-carmine, slight tear at top, used on 1863 single rate entire letter from Marseille to Manila, Philippines tied by 2240 gros chiffres with Marseille cds (Oct 27) below and framed P.P. alongside. Endorsed 'via Suez' and carried on the P&O 'Mooltan' from Suez to Hong Kong and thereafter by Private Ship to Manila where charged with '2' (reales) handstamp in black for local delivery. Backstamped in Manila (Dec 18) in black. Usual slight tropicalisation and weak folds but a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3134 France

    1863/70: 20 c. blue and 30 c. brown used on 1867 single rate cover from Paris to Saint Pierre, Réunion tied by Paris Star '29' with Rue Pacal cds at left (June 7) and framed PD in red. Carried on the Ligne V Steamer 'Moeris' to Alexandria and thence, from Suez on the Ligne T Steamer 'Erymanthe' to destination.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3136 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange, 1871/75 Cérès 10 c. brown on rose and 80 c. carmine, used on 1876 cover from Bordeaux to Santa Ana, Salvador endorsed 'par St. Nazaire & Panama' all tied by Bordeaux despatch cds's (April 5) in black. Reverse with circular LIGNE A / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (April 7) in black (Salles 1401/2, with fleuron) and carried on the Steamer 'Lafayette'. Manuscript on front '4 rs.' (reales) due for local delivery. An attractive cover to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3138 France

    1853: 40 c. orange, a fine four margined example used on 1861 single rate entire letter from Marseille to Barcelona, tied by fine strike of ESTRANGERO / BARCELONA handstamp on arrival (Salles fig. 611) with handstruck '3' (cuartos) due marking in black alongside. Reverse with Barcelona arrival cds (March 21) in black.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3139 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange, a fine example used on 1874 single rate cover from Marseille to Barcelona, cancelled on arrival with circular 'Admon de Cambio / Barcelona / 0 09' (nine centimos de peseta) struck in black (Salles fig. 616) with reverse showing Barcelona arrival cds (Feb 21). File fold well away from adhesive, a fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3140 France

    1863: 20 c. blue (2) and 40 c. orange (2) used on 1867 double rate cover from Beirut, Lebanon to Glarus, Switzerland tied by 5082 gros chiffres with 'Beyrouth / Syrie' datestamp alongside (Oct 2). Carried on the Steamer 'Eridan' to Alexandria, thence via P&O Steamer 'Bangalore' via Malta to Marseille (Oct 12) with 'Paq. Ang. / Marseille' entry marking in red (Salles fig. 744). Reverse with 'Geneve-Sion' cds, Lausanne cds and Glarus arrival cds (Oct 14). Some minor aging but an attractive and scarce cover. Cert. Eichele (1999).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3141 France

    1853: 10 c. bistre and single 40 c. orange, touched margins, used on underpaid 1860 cover to Paris tied by 3766 petit chiffres with dotted ALEXADRETTE / SYRIE datestamp below (July 23). Framed PD in black at right erased in manuscript with 'Affranchisement Insuffisant' above and taxed '15' décimes due to pay in manuscript. Carried on the 'Indus' from Alexandria to Marseille. Reverse with 'Beyrouth / Syrie' cds (July 31) and Paris arrival (Aug 15). An unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3142 France

    1853: 10 c. bistre (2) and single 40 c. orange, margins just shaved to large, used on 1860 single rate cover from Beirut, Lebanon to Hurst Green, England tied by light strikes of 3706 petit chiffres with BEYROUTH / SYRIE datestamp adjacent (Aug 20). Framed PD in black and carried on the Steamer 'Phase' of the Egyptian Line via Marseille. 'London / Paid' cds in red on front, the reverse with 'Robertsbridge' and Hurst Green cds's (Aug 31). Cert. Eichele (1999).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3143 France

    1863: 10 c. bistre, couple of blunt perfs., and 40 c. orange used on 1865 single rate entire letter from Beirut, Lebanon to Marseille tied by 5082 gros chiffres witth 'Beyrouth / Syrie' datestamp (July 18) alongside. Framed PD in black and 'Paquebots / de la / Mediterranee' in red on front, carried by Syrian Line 'Mensale' to Alexandria and thence on the Egyptian Line Steamer 'Nil' to Marseille (July 20). A fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3144 France

    1863: 20 c. blue and 40 c. orange used on 1867 single rate cover from Aleppo via Forwarding Agents 'Belfante, Catoni & Levante' in Alexandrette (blue FAC cachet on reverse) to Zurich, Switzerland, tied by 5079 gros chiffres of Alexandrette in transit with dotted datestamp (Aug 10) below. Framed 'Paquebots / de la / Mediterranee' in red on front and carried by Steamer 'Moeris' to Marseille (Aug 25). Reverse with 'Beyrouth / Syrie' transit cds (Aug 12), 'Geneve-Sion' cds (Aug 26) and arrival. A fine cover. Cert. Eichele (1999).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3145 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange used with 1871/75 Cérès 5 c. green (2) and small figures 10 c. brown on rose (3) on 1874 cover from Beirut, Lebanon to Marseille paying the single rate, all six adhesives tied by 5082 gros chiffres with 'Beyrouth / Syrie' cds below (June 2). Framed PD and 'Paquebots / de la / Mediterranee' in red on front, carried on the Steamer 'Said' with Marseille (June 18) arrival on reverse. A most unusual and attractive three colour franking.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3146 France

    1862: Empire 80 c. carmine used on 1866 single rate entire letter from Paris to Port of Spain, Trinidad, tied by Paris Star '26' with Gare du Nord despatch cds (Feb 15) alongside. Framed P.D. in red and London transit cds (Feb 16). Carried on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.  'Tasmanian' from Southampton to St. Thomas. Reverse with double arc 'Trinidad' arrival cds in black (April 8).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3147 France

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    1871/75: 5 c. green, 15 c. bistre and 80 c. carmine used on 1874 single rate entire letter from Bordeaux to Trinidad all tied by 532 gros chiffres of Bordeaux (Nov 28). Endorsed 'Voie de Southampton pr. W. I. Str.' and carried by RMSP Co. 'Tage' to St. Thomas, then by the 'Mersey' to St. Lucia, again transhippied and carried by the 'Tyne' to Trinidad with double arc cds of receipt (Dec 27). File fold through the 80 c. adhesive but an attractive entire to a scarce destination. Cert. Bakker (1998).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3148 France

    1862: Empire 40 c. orange used on 1867 single rate cover from Tunis to Paris tied by fine strike of 5107 gros chiffres in black. Tunis despatch cds in black (Nov 9), framed PD in red and scarce TUNIS-PAR-BÔNE / ALGERIE cds in red at left (Nov 10). Reverse with Paris arrival cds (Nov 16). A scarce cover. Signed Jamet.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3149 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange, 1871/75 Cérès 30 c. brown and pair of 25 c. blue used on 1874 double rate entire letter from Marseille to Tunis, tied by 2240 gros chiffres and by Marseille cds (July 14). Framed PD in black below and reverse with dotted Tunis arrival cds (July 19). A couple of blunted perfs. but a charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3150 France

    1863/70: Laureated 80 c. rose used on 1872 single rate entire letter from Constantinople to Clermont-Ferrand, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in blue with octagonal CONSTANTINOPLE / P. FR. U. No. 1 datestamp (July 10) in blue alongside (Salles fig. 883) and framed PD. Carried on the Steamer 'Eridan' with Marseille cds (July 17) and Clermont Ferrand arrivals (July 19) on reverse. Entire with internal repair at top but attractive.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3151 France

    1869: Covers (2) from Marseille to Constantinople, with earlier entire at single rate bearing laureated 1863/70 20 c. blue pair tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with LIGNE U / PAQ. FR. No. 1 datestamp (Salles fig. 881) alongside (Feb 20) carried on the Paquebot 'Niemen', matched with an 1869 double rate entire letter franked by laureated 20 c. blue (4) similarly tied with faint LIGNE U datestamp below, carried on the Paquebot 'Illissas' to Constantinople. Minor faults but an attractive pair.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3152 France

    1853: 10 c. bistre, 20 c. deep blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine (4, including a strip of three), all used on 1856 triple rate cover from Paris to New York; tied by dotted 'D' lozenges in black with Paris cds of despatch (Sept 11) and framed red P.P. at left. Carried by Cunard Line Steamer 'America' from Liverpool with fine circular BR. PACKET / BOSTON arrival at left (Sept 26) and handstruck '10' cents due. Fault to the 40 c. adhesive and some creasing but a remarkable four colour franking for the 3 franc 90 centime rate.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3153 France

    1853: 80 c. carmine, three margined example used on 1860 cover from Bordeaux to New Orleans, USA at single rate, tied by 441 petit chiffres with Bordeaux cds at left (June 13). Carried via Liverpool on the Cunard Line Steamer 'Europa' with framed 'Br. / Service' and 'Boston / June 28 / Paid / 15' in red on front. File folds but an attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3154 France

    1862: 80 c. carmine used on 1864 mourning envelope to Union occupied New Orleans, USA tied by 2602 gros chiffres with 'Nantes' despatch cds alongside (March 23). Underpaid and struck with framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red as found to be above 7½ grams. Carried on the Allan Line Steamer 'Hibernian' from Liverpool with framed 'Br. Service' in red and superb strike of very scarce 'PORTLAND AM. PKT. 30 / OR U.S. NOTES 48' Depeciated Currency datestamp (April 4) in black. Flap missing on reverse but scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3155 France

    1863/70: Laureated 80 c. rose-carmine used on 1868 single rate entire letter from Le Havre to New York, tied by 1769 gros chiffres with Le Havre cds at left (Sept 28). Endorsed for and carried on the North German Lloyd Steamer 'Deutschland' with 'New York / Paid All' arrival in red (Oct 10) and '3' (cents) local charge. A fine entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3156 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange, 1871/75 Cérès 10 c. brown on rose and 80 c. carmine, used on 1874 cover from Bordeaux to New Orleans tied by 532 gros chiffres with Bordeaux cds alongside (March 23). Mailed via London and Liverpool and carried on the Cunard Line Steamer 'Abyssinia' with front showing '2 / Cents' due marking and 'New York / Paid All' in red on reverse of an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3157 France

    1871/75: Cérès 25 c. blue horizontal pair, one short perf., used on 1873 cover, with complete contents, mailed from Bordeaux to USA tied by 532 gros chiffres with Bordeaux despatch cds (July 9) alongside. Endorsed 'via Havre' but this notation deleted in manuscript with reverse marked 'Affr. Obligatoire' in same ink and mailed via Liverpool instead on the Cunard Steamer 'Calabria'. Struck with "*/FR/2F' in blue in Paris (Van der Linden fig. 1262) and with transit of 'New York / 31 U.S. Notes' (July 29) in black. Charged with '26 / Cents' handstamp in black in New York and, on arrival in 'Taunton / Mass.' with framed MISSENT and '31' (cents) due in manuscript.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3158 France

    1871/75: Cérès 25 c. blue, block of four, used on 1875 double rate cover endorsed 'via Le Havre' from Montpellier to New York, tied by 2502 gros chiffres with Montpellier despatch cds alongside (Sept 8) and red framed PD. Carried on Ligne H Steamer 'Pereire' with reverse showing Paris transit (Sept 9) in blue and 'New York / Paid All' in red (Sept 23). Minor imperfections but an attractive and unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3159 France

    1871/75: Cérès 30 c. brown and Type Sage 1876/78 25 c. ultramarine pair, used on 1876 double rate cover to New York tied by 'Montpellier' datestamps (Nov 22) in black. Mailed via Le Havre on Ligne H Steamer 'France' with 'New York / Paid All' cds (Dec 7) struck in black on reverse. File fold but an attractive mixed issue cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3160 France

    1852: Présidence 25 c. blue pair used with 1853 1 fr. carmine, margins large to touched on each, used on 1854 single rate cover to Montevideo, Uruguay tied by 'grille sans fin' with Paris cds above (Jan 6) and two strikes of framed PD in red and mailed via Southampton via British Packet; also a stampless unpaid 1857 entire letter from Montevideo with green oval despatch datestamp, via London with 'GB / 1F 60c.' in black to Bordeaux where charged '8' décimes due. A scarce pair Yvert 18 = € 12'000 on cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3161 France

    1862: 80 c. rose in a horizontal strip of three, used on 1867 triple rate cover from Paris to Caracas, carried by the 'Louisiane' with circular LIGNE-A / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (Dec 8) on reverse in brown (Salles fig. 1401), transhipped at Fort de France with circular LIGNE L / PAQ. FR. No. 1 datestamp (Dec 24) in black alongside (Salles fig. 1617) to La Guayra. A fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3163 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange and 1871/75 30 c. brown horizontal pair used on 1875 single rate entire letter from Nantes to Carupano, Venezuela via St. Nazaire, tied by 2602 gros chiffres with Nantes cds (Aug 17) at left. Framed P.P. in red and reverse with octagonal LIGNE B / PAQ. FR. No. 4 datestamp (Aug 20) in black (Salles fig. 1432) and carried on the 'Ville de St. Nazaire' to Fort de France and thence to La Guayra. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3164 France

    1871/75: 10 c. brown on rose in a horizontal pair and a single 80 c. carmine, used on 1876 single rate entire letter endorsed 'via Southampton' from Paris to Caracas, Venezuela tied by 'Place de la Bourse' datestamps (June 15). Carried by Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. 'Don' to St. Thomas, thence via Vera Cruz to La Guayra. Ironed file fold but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3165 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Sept. 27): Les Etats Unis -  Entire lettersheet franked with Napoleon III 20 c. blue tied by Paris star '17' and 'Paris R. du PONT NEUF 27. SEPT. 70' alongside to "Boulogne s. Mer 3. Oct. 70" with arrival mark on reverse Yvert 3 = Euro 900.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3166 France

    1870 (Nov 8): Ballon Monté No. 38 'Le Franklin', entire letter to Nice with 1863/67 laureated 20 c. blue tied by '2793' gros chiffres with corresponding 'Paris / Passy-Les-Paris' cds at left, reverse with 'Lyon a Avignon' TPO (Dec 8) and Nice arrival cds (Dec 9). Fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3167 France

    1870 (Nov 8): Ballon Monté No. 28 'Le Daguerre', entire letter to Geneva, Switzerland franked by 1863/67 laureated 30 c. brown tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Rue Lazare' despatch cds (Nov 8) alongside, framed PD in red at left. Reverse with 'Geneve' arrival cds (Nov 29). A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3168 France

    1870 (Dec. 13): La Ville de Paris -  Entire lettersheet franked with Siège 20 c. blue tied by Paris star '15' and 'Paris R. BONAPARTE 13 DEC' alongside to Andely Dépt. Eure, without arrival mark. Yvert 42 = Euro 650.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 210 CHF

    Lot# : 3169 France

    Ballon Monté 1871 (Jan 16): Gazette Des Absents No. 27 franked by 1867 20 c. blue tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / 60' cds adjacent (Jan 16) in black, flown from Paris on Ballon 'Le Poste de Paris' (No. 62). Reverse with transit cds and Trouville arrival cds (Jan 28). File fold but scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3170 France

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    Airmail stamps 1928: Ile de France 10 f. on 1.50 f. blue together with Semeuse 50 c. red, tied by octagonal "NEW YORK AU HAVRE 23 - 8 / 28" datestamp to piece (Airmail stamp detached for inspection) with "AOUT-SEPTEMBRE 1928 / PREMIERE LIAISON POSTALE AERIENNE TRANSATLANTIQUE PAR HYDRAVION LANCE PAR CATAPULTE DE L'"ILE-DE-FRANCE" / PILOTE: LIEUTNANT DE VAISSEAU" handstamp alongside. Cert. B. Behr (1986) Cérès = € 11'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3171 France

    Airmail covers 1908 (Jan. 13): Grand Prix d'Aviation, Letter of Aéroclub de France signed by Capt. Ferber and confirming Henri Farman's record flight with a Voisin biplane on a circuit of 1 km, winning the 50,000 franc Grand Prix d'Aviation offered by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, (lettersheet illustrated in Saulgrain on p. 56) together with five photographs and nine picture postcards. Fine and rare assembly.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3172 France

    1908 (Aug./Dec.): The flights of the Wright brothers in Le Mans, fine collection of 27 different picture postcards used and unused depicting the American Flyers with their biplane. A scarce assembly.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3173 France

    1909 (Aug. 22/29): Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne à Reims, collection 70 picture postcards used/unused with some signed by the pilots, two official programs with one signed by Louis Paulhan. Fine and rare documentary with cards of Compte de Lambert, Eugène Lefebre, Louis Paulhan, E. Baonau-Varilla, Léon Delagrange, Alfred Leblanc and Roger Sommer.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3174 France

    1909 (17/31 Oct.): MARSEILLE - La Fête de L'Air, vignettes in an unused bloc of six together with fine and scarce usage on picture postcard Saulgrain 13-20.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3175 France

    1909: Crossing the Channel - Fine collection starting with twelve picture postcards of Hubert Latham's first attempt and ongoing with 35 different picture postcards celebrating Louis Bleriots successful flight over the channel, incl. autographs, original photographs and other ephemera, all nicely mounted on album pages, viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3176 France

    Air Meetings 1909: Collection on album pages 70 picture postcards with some signed by Paulham, Sommer and many more, further programs and other interesting Ephemera of diff. Air Meetings in France, incl. 1909 Arcachon, Argentan, Autun, Belfort, Pont-Levoy, Bouy, Nancy, Dunkerque, Pau, Paris Port - Avion, Issy les Moulineaux, Tournai, Anvers, Art s. Meurthe, Boulogne sur Mer und Cherbourg.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3177 France

    Air Meetings 1910: Fine collection on album pages with 320 picture postcards showing diff. aircrafts and pilots of various French Air Meetings, including some signed by pilots, starting with Angers - Saumur (June 3 - 6), Bordeaux, Caen, Cambrai, Chalon s. Saône, Dijon, Côte d'Or, Etampes, Lyon, Maillebois, Marseilles, Mortagne, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Niort, Pau, Paris, Poitiers, Port Avion (Savigny sur Orge), Quimper, Second Air Week in Reims (26), Rennes, Rochefort, Rodez, Rouen with better advertising cards (6), Saint Brieuc, Saint Die, Saint Omer, Saint Palais s. Mer, Trouville - Deauville, Tergner - Vouel, Toulouse, Tours, Vesoul, Vichy, Viry, Vitry-le-François and ending with a small collection 'Le Circuit de l'Est' (Aug. 7/10). All together with many attractive programs and other Ephemera completing this attractive offer.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3178 France

    1910: Group of 50 unused vignettes and five picture postcards, incl. Paris 'Deuxième Exposition Internationale de Locomotion Aérienne' (15 Oct./2. Nov) with one used on card, further meetings in Nantes with unused bloc of four, Troyes with 26 vignettes of tiff. types, Caen (27 Jul/ 2 Aug.) blocs of four and type III used on card, Reims (14/15 Aug.) loose and on card as well as 'Manoeuvre de Picardie with two vignettes and cards. A scarce selection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3179 France

    1908/1914: LIGUE NATIONALE AERIENNE - Group of eleven vignettes used/unused, three picture postcards and one membership card, incl. scarce 1909 advertising card illustrated in Saulgrain on p. 6 showing two diff. vignettes 6 (Saulgrain 75-18), AERONAUTIQUE-CLUB of France two pairs unused as well as 'LE TRIOMPHE timbres officiells de l'aviation'. A fine group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF