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French Sudan

Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7171 French Sudan

    1893: Stampless cover to Paris addressed to the Under Secretary of the Colonies, struck on despatch by "BAKEL / SOUDAN FRANCAIS" cds (July 8) with "T" marking adjacent in black, carried on the Paquebot "La Plata" with circular "SOUDAN FRANCAIS / LIGNE K No. 1" and octagonal "LIGNE J / PAQ. FR. No. 5" datestamps both in blue (July 17). The cover sealed at left with margins used as tape, and was presented ten times for the taxable amount (myriad datestamps on reverse) with Duval Postage Due 1881 50 c. black (Maury T20) handstamped and pen-cancelled. Faults but scarce.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 7172 French Sudan

    1894: Stampless cover to France endorsed "Correspondence des Armées en campagne" with fine "BAMAKO / SOUDAN FRANCAIS" cds in blue (July 29). Circular "SOUDAN FRANCAIS / LIGNE M No. 3" datestamp deleted in blue crayon and replaced by octagonal "LOANGO A MARSEILLE / L.M. No. 3" in black (same day) with triangular "T" mark adjacent, carried on Paquebot "Tibet". Taxed on arrival with Duval 1881 Postage Due 30 c. black (Maury T18) tied by Sablet-sur-L'Ouvèze cds (Sept 13).
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 7173 French Sudan

    1895: Stampless cover to Bagneres de Luchon, France struck on despatch with "KAYES / SOUDAN FRANCAIS" cds (Dec) in black with "T" mark adjacent and circular "SOUDAN FRANCAIS / LIGNE J No. 1" datestamp (Jan 8, 1896). Taxed on arrival with 1893 Postage Due 50 c. lilac tied on arrival (Jan 16).
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7174 French Sudan

    1903: Stampless cover to Paris struck with SOUDAN FRANCAIS / CORPS EXEDITIONNAIRE cachet in black and notation from the Lieutenant Commanding and Tresor et Postes cachet at left, mailed with "SEGOU / SOUDAN FRANCAIS" cds (April 17) in black and triangular "T" mark in black, circular "SOUDAN FRANCAIS / LIGNE J No. 2" datestamp in black; taxed on arrival at double rate with 1893 Postage Due 30 c carmine pair.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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