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  • Lot# : 1149 France

    1831: Entire letter from Versailles to Dublin, struck with two line 'PORT PAYÉ - 60 / B.eau de M.on. du ROI' concessionary handstamp in red, over struck by PORT PAYÉ in black. Rated '2/1d.' in error on arrival and rate changed with Large Crown Inspector's marking to '2/3d.' due. Reverse with London cds (March 17) and Dublin arrival in red (March 19).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1150 France

    1855 & 1856: Entire letters (2) from the Crimea (Kamiesch) to Marseille via Constantinople, the earlier entire with framed MER NOIRE in black sent unpaid and charged '10' décimes handstruck in black with faults, the 1856 entire at double rate with framed MER NOIRE in black and charged '20' décimes due handstruck on arrival.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1151 France

    Armée du Rhin / Haut Rhin 1794/96: The collection of entires (9), with 1794 expenses claim with ARMÉE DU HAUT RHIN in black, 1795 entires from Mussbach or Landau each with ARMÉE DU BAS RHIN in black, 1796 entire with ARMÉE DU RHIN / 1re. DIVISION in black, 1796 similar entire from 8th Division and undated entire from 4th Division; 1799 entire from Mayence with DON. C / ARM DE MAYENCE in blue, 1800 entire ewith ETAT MAJOR GEN.L. / DE L'ARMÉE DU RHIN in black; 1808 entire from Hannover with 'No. 24 / ARM. DU RHIN' in red
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1152 France

    1794/1816.: The collection on leaves (34 items) mostly of Napoleonic Franchise Markings and many with elaborate Revolutionary letter-heads, incl. 1794 entire signed by Carnot (architect of the First War of the Coalition) and Prieur (who created the decimal system), 1794 cover with 'Armée Des / Pirénees Orientales', 1795 entire with italic 'Gl. de l'armée des Alpes', 1797 letter to Victor Hugo's father, 1799 entire signed by General Michaud with 'Armée d'Angleterre' marking sent from Rennes, 1800 entire from the Commander of the Vaucluse, 1801 entire signed Mortier (Duc of Treviso) with two line cachet in red, 1811 entire from Laibach (Ljubljana) with red 'Provinces d'Illyrie' handstamp, Franchise markings for Generals, Paymasters, Police, Powders & Mines etc.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1153 France

    1795/1831: The varied selection of mostly Napoleonic Military mail (16) with 1792 entire from Chambéry with ARMÉE DU MIDI in black, 1793 entire with ARMÉE DES ARDENNES in red (signed Pothion), 1795 entire with ARM. D. PIR. ORIEN in black, entire with 1re. DIV / ARMÉE DE LA MOSELLE in black, 1795 cover to Lille with BAU. GAL / ARM. DU NORD in red; 1795 entires with ARMÉE DES CÔTES and ARMÉE DES CTES DE BREST in black; 1799 entire from Basel with BAU GAL / ARM. DU DANUBE in black; 1809 entire with No. 18 / ARM D'ALLEMAGNE in red, 1813 entire from Löbenburg with 'No. 39 / Grand Armée' in black; 1831 two entires from same correspondence with ARMÉE DU NORD from Bureau A and B. Condition varies but many fine.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1154 France

    1796/1811c.: The collection on leaves and loose with 1796/1800 covers/entires (15) with ARM D'ITALIE handstamps of 1re. Dvision (two different), 6th Division, 12th Division from Pontelagoscuro, 1807 'No. 1 / ARM D'ITALIE' from Milano and 1813 example from Vicenza, 'No. 5' from Bovolenta in 1805, 1801 entire with fine 'No. 3 / ARM D'ITALIE' ex Genova etc.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1155 France

    Grand Armée 1805/13: Covers/entire letters (14) with GRAND ARMÉE handstamps incl. 1807 entire from Warsaw with 'No. 1' in red, 1807 entire from Konigsberg with 'No.3' in red, 1808 entire from Cassel with 'No. 4' in red, 1805 and 1807 entires from Hochstadt or Cöln with 'No. 5' in black (2) and in red; 1805 entire from Stuttgart with 'No. 7' in black, 1808 entire from Berlin with 'No. 9.' in black, 1806 entire with 'No. 15' in blue, 1808 entire from Furstenfelden with 'No. 16' in red, entire from Trachenburg with 'No. 19' in red, covers with  'No. 29' and 'No. 44' in red, 1807 entire from Magdebourg with 'No. 50' in black; generally fair to very fine, a fine and interesting collection
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1156 France

    1849: Cérès 15 c. green with full margins all around and in deep fresh colour, black Paris Star cancellation. Signed von der Weid Yvert = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1157 France

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 1158 France

    1849: Cérès 40 c. orange with full margins all around in in deep fresh colour (dark shade), dotted petit chiffres '356' cancellation in black Yvert = € 500.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1159 France

    1849: Cérès 1 fr. carmine with full margins all around and in deep fresh colour, black grill cancellation, a lovely stamp Yvert = € 950.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1160 France

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    1849: Cérès 1 Fr. dark carmine with full margins all around (somewhat short at top left), black grill cancellation. Cert. von der Weid (1990) Yvert = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1161 France

    1849: Cérès 1 Fr. carmine-brown with full margins all around and in deep fresh colour, struck by an ideal black grill, a lovely stamp. Signed Brun Yvert = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1162 France

    1850: Cérès 1 fr. carmine with full margins and in deep fresh colour, nicely cancelled by black grill, used on 1850 small sized envelope (vertical crease) from Rethel (Feb 10) to Paris Yvert = € 1'600.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1163 France

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    1849: 1 fr. brown-carmine, a superb used example with large even margins all round on 1850 entire letter to Verdun, neatly tied by grill with BAR-LE-DUC despatch datestamp at left (May 8). Reverse with Verdun Sur Meuse arrival cds (May 9). A fine and most attractive entire. Signed Von der Weid; cert. Von der Weid & Marchand (1987) Maury = € 1'850.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1164 France

    1852: Présidence 10 c. yellow-brown, horizontal pair with full margins on three sides (sheet margin at right and slightly touched at top left) in fresh colour and with dotted '378' petit chifrres in black Yvert = € 1'700.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1165 France

    1852: Présidence 25 c. blue in a horizontal pair, fresh and fine with good to huge margins, tied by 'Grille sans fin' to envelope to Moutier, Savoy with framed PD and "Bau CENTRAL PARIS 21 DEC 52", both in red alongside. An attractive example of the 50 c. letter rate to Sardinia from a well known correspondence. Signed Roumet. Cert. von der Weid (2011) Maury = € 4'000 for this destination.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1166 France

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    1853: 10 c. bistre brown, 20 c. blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine, all with large margins all round, used on 1856 cover from Reims to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia paying the 1 fr. 50 centime rate, tied by dotted '2462' petit chiffres with despatch cds of Reims below (Nov 5) and framed PP in red. London transit cds in red on front (Nov 7) and reverse (opens well for display) showing SHIP LETTER / SYDNEY datestamp (Jan 10, 1857) in black with '1d.' accountancy in red on front. A splendid and most attractive four colour franking to a very rare destination. Cert. Von der Weid (2004). rnProvenance: Collection Sylvain Wyler.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1167 France

    1856: Entire letter from Le Havre to Valparaiso Chile, franked with Napolèon imperf. 10 c. bistre, 40 c. orange (def. at base) and pair of 80 c. red, overall very fresh and fine examples, tied by light numeral cancellation with framed PP in red and BUREAU MARITIME LE HAVRE (15 FEVR. 56) alongside, endorsed "Par Steamer des Antilles "La Plata" with Southampton transit cds (FE 16) and "FOREIGN PAID", both in blue on reverse and obverse, respectively. An appealing item showing the 210 c. rate to the Pacific coast of South America with a British vessel via Panama.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1168 France

    1862: Empire 20 c. blue and 80 c. deep carmine, used on 1863 entire letter from Marseeille to Constantinople tied by Anchor lozenge of dots in black, circular Paquebout CARMEL datestamp (Nov 7) alongside (Salles fig. 764). Black 'PD' below and reverse with French P.O. in Constantinople arrival cds. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1169 France

    1867: Laureated 30 c. brown (3) and 80 c. rose (5) all used on back and front of small envelope sent registered from Paris to Marseille tied by Paris Stars with CHARGÉ on front and reverse with rate box in red, initially undelivered with manuscript 'Absent'. An unusual and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1170 France

    1867: Laureated 430 c. orange used on 1871 entire letter from Marseille, disinfected with two chisel slits, mailed to Genova, tied by FRANCIA / VIA DI MARE handstamp in black (Salles fig. 659) with repeated strike at right. Reverse with Genova arrival (Aug 28) in black. File fold well away from the adheisve, a scarce entire. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 125.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1171 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Nov 14): Gazette Des Absents No. 7, a complete example franked by 1863/67 laureated 40 c. orange tied by bold Paris Star 8 with 'Paris /R. D'Antin' cds adjacent (Nov 14, 4th levée), probably carried by the Ballon "Jean Bart No. 2". Reverse with Carcasonne cds (Nov 26) and mailed on to Constantinople, already franked and prepaid for this destination, with French P.O. 'Constantinople / Turquie' cds on reverse (Dec 10). A rare and fine entire. Signed Fayolle Maury = € 8'000.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1172 France

    Boules des Moulins 1871: Entire letter from Granville to Paris "par Moulins Allier" with a defective but extremely unusual franking for the 1 franc rate with 1865 Laureated 40 c. orange and Bordeaux pair of 30 c. brown tied by '1706' gros chiffres with Granville despatch cds (Jan 1) and 'Granville à Paris' cds (Jan 1) on reverse (this dated '70' in error. Tatty but rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1173 France

    1869/76: Napoleon 5 fr. grey-lilac, lot two selected copies of fine appearance, both showing near perfect perforations, one cancelled by Constantinople gros chiffres '5083' and the other struck by cds "Chambon s. Vogeize - 7 OCT 76 - Creuse" Yvert = € 2'200.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1174 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Nov 14): Gazette Des Absents No. 28, a complete example franked by 1871/75 Cérès 40 c. orange tied by bold Paris Star 1 with 'Paris / Pl. de la Bourse' cds adjacent (Jan 17, 6th levée), to Constantinople, probably carried by the Ballon "La Poste de Paris", with framed red 'PD' at base. Reverse with Marseille cds (Jan 29) of transit. A rare and fine entire. Signed Raybaudi Maury = € 8'000.rnProvenance: Robineau, Feb 1974.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1175 France

    1871: Siège 40 c. orange used with Cérès 1871/75 80 c. rose horizontal pair on 1873 entire letter endorsed VOIE DE BORDEAUX / ET MAGELLAN tied in black with PARIS / GA. L.F. DU SUD-OUEST despatch at left (Aug 22) and framed PP in red. Bordeaux transit cds on reverse and struck on arrival with '25' (centavos) due marking in red. A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1176 France

    1876: Mixed franking with 1870 Bordeaux 1 c. olive-green, 2 c. red-brown (2) and three 1876 Type Sage 5 c. green, Type 1, cancelled "Potarlier 14 DEC 76", used on entire lettersheet addressed to Verrières/CH.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1177 France

    1872: 5 c. green and 25 c. blue (strip of three), tied by dotted numeral mark "6307" of Bordeaux to entire letter sent to Poti Black Sea Russia with Bordeaux (May 7, 1875) despatch cds and framed 'PD' handstamp in red alongside, on front and reverse a plethora of French and five diff. Russian TPO cds's, Tiflis transit and Poti arrival (May 13) cds's.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1178 France

    1871/75: Cérès 25 c. blue in a fine strip of four, used on 1875 entire letter from Marseille to Port Louis, Mauritius; all tied by '2240' gros chiffres with Marseille cds of despatch (Nov 21) at left. Reverse with 'Mauritius' arrival (Dec 19) cds in blue. Fresh and very fine, a delightful entire to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1179 France

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    1880: Type Sage 1 c. black on Prussian blue, lightly cancelled by circular datestamp in black. A fine example of this key stamp. Cert. Brun (2019) Yvert/Maury = € 6'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1180 France

    1885 (Jan 17): Envelope from Paris to Quetzaltenango, franked with Sage 25 c. bistre, tied by "PARIS 17 JANV 85 PL. DE LA BOURSE" cds, reverse with "CORREOS .. .4 MZO GUATEMALA" arrival cds. Rare destination.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1181 France

    1900: Merson, complete set of three values 40 c. red & blue to 1 f. burgundy & olive in complete sheet panes of 25 stamps, some perf. separation, gum defects, and marginal hinges, but overall fine and fresh unmounted og multiples Yvert = € 16'875+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1182 France

    1900/25: Merson 1 fr. burgundy & olive and 3 fr. violet & blue, each in two sheet panes of 25 or 20 stamps, respectively, in addition 45 c. green & blue in sheet pane of 25 stamps, some perf. separation and marginal hinges, but fine and fresh unmounted og multiples. Yvert = € 11'200+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1183 France

    1907: Merson, compl. set of three values 45 c. green & blue to 2 f. orange & green in compl. sheet panes of 25 stamps, some perf. separation and marginal hinges, but fine and fresh unmounted og multiples Yvert = € 6'875+.
    Starting bid : 1,400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1184 France

    1925: Merson, 10 f. green & red in complete sheet pane of 25 stamps, slight crease through two stamps, but an overall fine and fresh unmounted og. multiple Yvert = € 8'500+.
    Starting bid : 1,600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1185 France

    1925: Merson, 20 f. lilac rose & green blue in complete sheet pane of 25 stamps, some perf. separation, but overall fine and fresh unmounted og. multiple Yvert = € 13'750+.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1186 France

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 1187 France

    1938: 50 fr. yellow-green and 50 fr. dark green, two selected copies in fresh unused condition and in deep fresh colour, one with sheet margin at base, unmounted og. Yvert = € 4'400.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1188 France

    1936: 50 fr. yellow-green and 50 fr. dark green, two choice examples in superb quality and of fresh colour, both showing sheet margins (No. 14 with coin-daté), a lovely pair, unmounted og. Yvert = € 4'400.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1189 France

    1936: Burelage 50 fr. ultramarine, lot three selected copies in mint condition, one showing a slight natural gum bend, two of them with sheet margin at top and at bottom (hinge remnants) Yvert = € 4'500.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1190 France

    1929/38: Group of six crash covers with the official wreck mail cachets, including two envelopes of which one registered, from the 1929 flight Paris to Indochina crashed at Bondy (Feb. 19), registered cover to Hanoi crashed at Syrte Tripolitania showing single line h.s. COURRIER ACCIDENTE in black, official envelope from the French Postal Administration to Prague, bearing official h.s. 'COURRIER ACCIDENTE AU BRESIL LE 3 NOVEMBRE 1935' used for wreck mail crashed at Aracaju Brazil as well as 1938 envelope of the crashed flight Marseille - Tunis (Feb. 9) showing 'ACCIDENT D'AVION Correspondances recueillies en Mer NE PAS TAXES' in black. A fine and scarce group Nierinck: 290219+291214+351103+380209.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1191 France

    1849/1970: Collection several hundred used stamps incl. some better items from the early years, War Orfan sets, Caisse d'Amortissement, Sourire de Reims, Atlantic crerossing 1936, PEXIP souvenir sheet, Marianne de Gandon up to 100 Fr., airmails with all the better items incl. 50 Fr. green and Burelage, postage dues, duplicats and some minor values French Colonies, good to mixed condition and housed in two albums and two stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1192 France

    1849/1907: Interesting old-time Collection, hundreds primarily used stamps in overall fine condition incl. 1849 Cérès 15 c. green and 1 fr. carmine, 1852 Présidence 10 c. bistre, 1853 Napoleon imperf. 1 fr. carmine, 1869 5 fr. grey, Bordeaux compl. set, type Sage, in addition postage due 1871 60 c. bistre unused and 1881 compl. set up to 5 fr., a fine selection.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1193 France

    1880/1960: Small dealer's stock with a few thousand stamps mainly in mint condition, incl. full sets, some better single values, airmails, precancels, postage dues etc. partly heavy duplication, in addition some other stamps and non postal labels, in good condition and housed in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1194 France

    1849/1966: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused, first issues incl. 15 c. green (cert. Pfenninger 1958) and 1 Fr. carmine, both values Présidence, 1 Fr. lake Napoléon of 1853 (cert. PF 1962), other good values signed by Pfenninger, two copies 5 Fr. Napoléon with Laurel Wreath, Bordeaux issue with some nice copies, early postage-dues, war orphan sets, caisse d'amortissement, airmails incl. full set 1936 up to 50 Fr.,  burelage 50 Fr. and others. PEXIP-sheet 1937 (stuck down), later issues with plenty of commemorative sets etc., in addition a collection of French Andorra incl. a compl. first set unused up to 20 Fr., mainly in good condition and housed in one Schaubek album.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1195 France

    1849/1960: Lot some Hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, mainly better values and full sets as classic values from No. 1, War Orphans, Caisse d'amortissement, Sourire de Reims, Samothrace, souvenir sheets as Strasbourg, Paris 1925 and PEXIP, military stamps, booklets incl. Red Cross, Airmails incl. No. 1+2, 50 fr. Burelage (three examples), four examples 1936 100th Ocean Crossing, Alsace-Lorraine and much more, nicely arranged in one stockbook, careful inspection is recommended.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1196 France

    1849/2010: Interesting Collection in primarily unused/unmounted og condition, virtually complete with regard to the main catalogue numbers incl. Cérès 1849 10 c. bistre, 15 c. green, 1 Fr. carmine and 20 c. blue unissued as fresh reprints, 1852 Présidence 10 c. bistre used, 1853 Napoléon imperf. 1 fr. carmine cancelled by Grands points carrés, Napoleon perf. and lauré up to 80 c. rose, 1869 5 fr. grey cancelled Gros chiffres '3066', 1871 non-issued '10' on 10 c. bistre, very good centered, signed A. Brun, 1871 5 c. green on blue, Bordeaux compl. set, Siège and Cérès of 1871, Sage N sous B 2 c. green and N sous U 75 c. rose, both signed Calves, Mouchon all four sets, Orphelins all three sets, 1923 Congrès de Bordeaux, 1925 Souvenir sheet Paris exposition, 1927 Airmail, 1927 Souvenir sheet Strasbourg, 1929 Exposition Le Havre, 1936 Airplane over Paris compl. set and Burelage, 1937 PEXIP souvenir sheet, and 1948 Marianne de Dulac unissued. An enormous and attractive collection continued in unmounted og condition until 2010 in eight albums.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1197 France

    1849/1959: Important collection several hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, the classic part showing a wide range of colour shades and various cancellations incl. such from post offices abroad, the semi modern section with plenty of better and high values as war orphans, caisse d'amortissement, booklet sourire de Reims, Merson types, Samothrace in blocs of four with coin-daté, Airmails with blocks of four, souvenir sheets as Paris exhibition 1925, Strasbourg 1927, PEXIP 1937, furthermore plenty of full sets, blocks of four, some varieties, partly some duplication, the collection also contains many cards and covers showing better frankings or special cancellations for different events etc. at the end a small section of Alsace Lorraine, mounted for exhibition purposes and arranged in two Ferrari-albums calculated from the former owner 1992 with CHF 50'000++.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1198 France

    1985/95: The extraordinary collection of Imperforate French Commemorative issues, an enormous collection with many hundreds of sheets, safely protected and uncreased in albums from Sept 1985 'Dubuffet' issue through to 1996 'Descartes' issue, mostly in complete sheets of 25 subjects with a full listing by Maury numbers with exact quantities and current catalogue value; fresh and fine unmounted og. throughout. A fine opportunity for a thriving wholesaler as thematics abound and the stamps can still be used for Postage- the total catalogue value is € 1'514'595.
    Starting bid : 60,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1199 France

    1913: Two letters, written from Rochefort, each signed at base by Pierre LOTI (1850-1923), French Naval Officer and writer of 'Madame Chrysanthème', a novel of Japanese manners that is a precursor to Madame Butterfly and Miss Saigon, Le Roman d'un enfant (The Story of a Child), a somewhat fictionalized recollection of Loti's childhood that would greatly influence Marcel Proust; Ramuntcho (1897), The Last Days of Peking (1902); in later years he was a fervent pro-Ottoman supporter during the Balkan Wars.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1200 France

    1822/75: Covers (14) to a variety of destinations in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, with 1852 10 c., 40 c. and 80 c. on entire to Naples, range of 60 c. frankings to Austria and 80 c. rates to Italy, an unusual 1872 30 c. rate used in Paris. Condition varies but most fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1201 France

    Ballon Monté 1870: Entire letters (4) with Laureated 20 c. tied by '2488' gros chiffres with Montmartre cds (Oct 6, 1870) to entire to Le Mans (Oct 18), Cérès 20 c. blue tied Paris Star '2' (Dec 21) on entire to Neuvy Le Roi (Dec 25), entire carried on the 'Newton' with Laureated 20 c. blue, fault, tied Paris Star (Dec 31) to Montpellier, another entire from Gare de Limoges dated Oct 8, 1870 addressed to Paris (entrée tentative), together with three unused Gazette Des Absents (Nos. 7, 8 and 31).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1202 France

    1748/1978c.: Selection of covers (165+), with 1748 entire from Constantinople mailed via Vienna, struck with D'AUTRICHE and thence via Basel to Marseille, 1842 entire from Basse-Terre, 1848 entire from Cayenne, 1860 cover with 1852 20 c. and 80 c. tied by Anchor lozenge carried on the "Carmel" at double rate, 1863 cover with 1862 10 c. and 40 c. carried on the "Euphrate", 1909/10 cards (2) to Mopéa via Chinde, Nyasaland; WWII with interesting Censored correspondence to Dublin etc., together with a fine range of Military usages in Constantinople and the Levant. Generally fine, with much of interest to the diligent viewer.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1206 France

    Chine 1875: Cérès 40 c orange, horizontal strip of three in deep fresh colour, nicely cancelled by two strikes of the dotted '5104' gros chiffres with "Shang-Hai - 3 Juil. 75" cds alongside framed PD in red, on small sized envelope via Marseille to Genève.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1224 France

    1862: Empire 40 c. orange, a used horizontal pair on 1864 cover from Smyrna to Livorno, tied by Anchor lozenge of dots with Paquebot AMERIQUE datestamp (Salles fig. 753) at left in black. Framed 'Piroscafi / Postali / Francesi' also in black and arrival cds (Dec 2) on reverse. File folds well away from the adhesives but scarce. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1226 France

    1869: Entire letter from Smyrna to Syros, Greece franked by France 1863/67 laureated 40 c. orange tied by dotted '5098' gros chiffres in black with "Smyrne / Turquie" despatch cds alongside (July 28). Handstruck "45 LEP" charge marking in black at right and the amount due collected with Greece 1862/67 consecutive printing 5 l. green and 40 l. rosy mauve on blued tied by "Syros / 67" cds in black. The entire with some creasing but scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1227 France

    1870: Siège 40 c. orange overlapping 1870 Bordeaux 10 c. bistre, Report II, imperforate, in two vertical pairs, margins large to touched, used on 1872 entire letter from Smyrna to Marseille tied by dotted '5098' gros chiffres in black with "Smyrne / Turquie" despatch cds at right (Jan 5). Small cartridge 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranee' in red above and framed PD in red. Reverse with Marseille arrival cds (Jan 12). A fine and very unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1228 France

    1875: Stampless entire letter from Dardanelli to Genova, Italy struck on despatch with fine LES DARDANELLES / TURQUIE datestamp in black (Jan 27) with large "90" due marking adjacent. Taxed on arrival with Italy 1870 Postage Due 40 c. and 50 c. tied by "Genova" cds (Feb 5) in black. The addressee's name partially erased but a scarce and not unattractive entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1251 France

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    Réunion 1849/50: Cérès 1 fr. carmine, horizontal pair with large to imperceptibly touched margins in a rich shade, used on 1852 double weight second sheet of entire letter from Paris endorsed 'voie de Suez' to a Police Lieutenant at St. Paul, Réunion. Carried by British Packet tied by 'grille sans fin' with Paris despatch cds (Nov 17) below and framed 'PD' in red at left. The letter was prepaid as far as Alexandria at the correct double rate of 2 francs, thence travelled overland via Suez to Calcutta and then by P&O Steamer via Galle (Ceylon) and Port Louis (Mauritius) to Réunion. Rare framed '2 F. 20' tax marking struck in black. Reverse with two strikes of 'St. Denis / Ile Bourbon' cds (Jan 10, 1853) in black and faint 'St. Paul / Ile Bourbon' datestamp struck in red on the same day. A magnificent and unique cover - to date no other covers are recorded with a first issue double rate taxed franking to Réunion. Cert. Von der Weid (1999).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 111 (May 1999), lot 2599.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1253 France

    Rouad (Ile) 1916: Provisional ILE ROUAD surcharge in black on 5 c. green, 10 c. rose and 25 c. blue, tied to Military Flag card by "Ile Rouad / Postes Francaises" datestamps (23/4) in black. Addressee's name (a Lieutenant) deleted in ink but an extremely scarce issue on card or cover. Signed A. Diena, Sorani Maury = € 760 off cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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