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  • Lot# : 665 Tunisia

    French offices in Tunisia, Tunis 1873 (July 1): Cover from Tunis to Marseille, franked with 1871 Cérès 30 c. brown, tied by '5107' Gros Chiffres lozenge of Tunis with cogwheel "TUNIS 1 JUIL. 73" cds (Pothion = 13 points), framed PD and "TUNIS-PAR-BONE 2 JUIL. 73 ALGERIE" cds, both in red alongside. Few shortened perfs, horizontal filing fold away from stamps and postmarks, a scarce item with a lot of postal history content.rnNote: The present item shows the special 60 c. rate after May 1872 for covers up to 10 gr. which were transported with 'Paquebots de l'Algérie' vessels.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 715 Tunisia

    French offices in Tunisia, La Goulette 1874 (Nov 24): Registered envelope from La Goulette in Tunesia to Tönsberg in Norway, bearing Siège 40 c. orange, three vertical pairs and a single example, fine adhesives with minor traces of oxidisation, tied by light dotted '5121' Gros Chiffres numeral lozenges in bluish black (Pothion 28 points = € 2'100). Light corresponding LA GOULETTE 24 NOV. 74 TUNISIE cogwheel cds alongside, covered by BONE 25 NOV. 74 ALGERIE cds in black, in addition framed PD and CHARGÉ, both in red. Reverse with timbre indicatif de chargement of Bone as well as two ambulant and Paris Etranger transit cds's. An amazing cover between two very rare places, in addition very attractive. rnProvenance: The Svein Arne Hansen International Gold Medal Collection 'Destination Norway 1840-1875', 66. Frimerkeauksjon (Nov 2007); Michel Lascombe collection (2016).rnNote: The special single letter rate from the French offices in Tunesia to France was lowered to 60 centimes in May 1872 if sent with the direct vessel to Marseille and also in July 1873 if sent via Italy. This double rate letter had therefore to be franked with 120 c. which was doubled if registered, i.e. 240 centimes. This cover made its way to Le Havre where it was picked up by a direct Norvegian vessel to Christiania which was running since April 1870 and which added additional 40 c. to the postage, Thus the item is correctly franked with in total 280 centimes. A journey via Germany would have been 30 centimes more expensive. The receiver of this letter was Laurentius Foyn (1807-1889), a shipowner and member of the Storting, the Norwegian parliament.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 716 Tunisia

    1928/33: Proofs (2) engraved in violet-brown on medium wove paper, both without Duty plate at left, both prior to re-touching the Arabic inscription in the right tablet: one with pencilled arrow showing the flaws to be corrected, the other (also prior to the retouch) dated '8 Octobre 1928' in ink. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 717 Tunisia

    1931/33: Engraved pictorial definitive set of 20 values, an imperforate Proof set on medium wove paper, all in issued colours, one or two with minor bends not affecting the appearance, fresh and fine, unused without gum. A scarce and attractive set.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 718 Tunisia

    French offices in Tunisia 1853/72: Lot twelve adhesives/multiples/pieces with Gros Chiffres lozenges of Tunisia, primarily in blue, with '5107' TUNIS with Bordeaux 40 c. orange (2), and '5121' LA GOULETTE with two splendid pieces and pair Bordeaux 40 centimes. Also two covers from Algeria with Petits Chiffres '3712' ARZEW and Gros Chiffres '5042' MASCARA on Bordeaux 20 c. (signed Roumet). An appealing lot Maury = € 1'900+.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF
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