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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7193 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 3By
    1851/54: 10 c. deep brown, wmk. 2, two horizontally creased examples used on 1852 cover from Renaix to Paris endorsed "à Valenciennes" tied in black, with RENAIX despatch cds in red (March 15) at left and "Belg. / Valenciennes" entry marking (March 18) at right in red. Struck with framed italic "Timbre Insuffisant" in black at left and charged with handstruck '4' décimes due marking in black on arrival (40 centimes for an unpaid letter). Despite imperfections, a most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 7194 Belgium

    1853: France 40 c. orange imperforate, shaved to large margins all round used on 1863 Printed Matter cover from Brussels to Paris, with "Bruxelles Nord" despatch cds in black (Jan 3). The adhesive tied by "BELG. / VALENCIENNES" entry marking in red (Jan 4) with further strike alongside; however the franking ignored as 'Posted out of course' and charged as unpaid with handstruck '6' décimes due marking in black. A most unusual and attractive usage. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 7195 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 13B
    1863: 40 c. red, perf. 12½ x 13½, a used example on cover to Paris tied by dotted '60' with Bruxelles despatch cds below (July 19). Struck on despatch with curved "AFFR. INSUFF / 60" at right and "BELG. / VALNES" entry mark in red (July 20). Found to be double weight (annotated 10½ grams in manuscript), charged with handstruck '8' décimes to pay on arrival.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 7196 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 25Ab
    1869: 5 c. orange-brown - the adhesive applied exactly over the 5 c. green imprint of the postal stationery card - used to France in 1883 tied by "Deynze" cds. Belgian "T" marking and annotated 5 centimes to pay with card accepted as payment. The French P.O. clerk disagreed with this verdict and taxed the card as an unpaid letter (50 centimes, less 5 c. only prepaid) and levied due at 45 centimes; franked by 1878 Postage Due 30 c. black imperforate and Duval 1881 15 c. black (Maury T6 + T16) tied on arrival. A most unusual and extremely rare usage with fuller explanation on Conventions in Jack Blanc's description.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Jacques Stibbe.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 7197 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 27
    1869: Belgium 10 c. green used on 1877 cover with France Type Sage 30 c. brown to Paris, each tied on despatch by neat "MARCHIENNE AU PONT" datestamp (Nov 28). The mixed country prepayment unacceptable under UPU regulations and struck with unframed "T" marking in black. Circular "BELG. / ERQUELINES" entry marking in blue (Nov 29) and struck there with '2' décimes due marking: see album page for full explanation of taxation. Addressee's name excised but nevertheless an attractive and rare usage. Signed Baudot.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7198 Belgium

    1885: Wrapper band with printed "Service" ato top, a local stampless usage within Marchienne-Au-Pont (July 21) and struck with unframed "T" marking in black ,forwarded on to Haumont, France where taxed on arrival at triple rate of 1 franc with Duval Postage Due 1881 40 c. and 60 c. black (Maury T19+T21) tied by Haumont cds's (July 22), refused and RETOUR / A L'ENVOYEUR / 1768 applied in red. Most unusual and attractive.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7199 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 16+27+28+30
    1869/75: Pre-UPU selection of covers (6) to France on Exhibit leaves with all covers showing curved "AFFR. INSUFF." applied on despatch with Post Office number below (12, 31, 41, 243 and 269) all covers with fine range of mainly different French décimes charge markings: 2, 3, 4, 7 (two examples) and 9; this last on a triple rate 1875 cover.  A scarce and most appealing selection.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 7200 Belgium

    Begium 1879/1904: Lot ten postcards / covers incl. 1879 inland postcard to the journal 'Panthéon de l'Industrie' in Paris written by Edouard de Beukelaer, a Belgium entrepreneur in the biscuit industry, 1880 inland postcard from Liège to Paris but refused, 1882 a comparable card with several forwardings, 1879 cover from Heyst, 1885 unpaid cover with Duval 10 c. & 40 c., 1889 official postage free postcard from Namur, taxed when sent to France with Duval 30 c., 1900 cover despatched by a French sender with French Sage definitives but from a post office in Belgium, and 1904 postage free cover from the Belgium ministery of finances and taxed in France. Also Netherlands 1887 cover with Willem 5 c. blue Amersfoort to Paris with Duval 30 c. due and 1884 inland stationery postcard Tilsburg to Paris. Finally Luxembourg 1892 inland postcard to Paris with two Duval due as the card was presented twice to the receiver. An interesting and diverse lot.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF
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