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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7130 Gabun

    French Congo 1891: Stampless imprinted envelope sent stampless from Libreville to Paris with circular 'RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / COLONIE DU CONGO FRANÇAIS / LE / COMMISSAIRE GENÉRAL / DU / GOUVERNEMENT' in blue and "Libreville / Gabon-Congo" despatch cds (July 7) in black. Carried on "Ville de Maceio" with octagonal "LOANGO A BORDEAUX / L.L. No. 2" in blue (July 7) and taxed on arrival in Paris (Aug 4) with Van Dyck Postage Due 1 fr. marron (Maury T25), initially applied and tied and crossed as re-addressed, second example at left neatly tied by triangular handstamp in black.  A most unusual double usage of this rare Postage Due. Faults as to be expected but a rare cover.rnrnNote: The cover is addressed to Mr. Jules Hanssen (1849-1931), in 1887 Hansen was named "Cartographe du Congo Français" by Pierre de Brazza, later making journeys to Timbuktu.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 7131 Gabun

    French Congo 1898: Stampless cover to Constantine, Algeria struck on despatch by fine "BANGUI / CONGO FRANCAIS" cds in blue (Aug 23) with further strike on reverse, alongside "Libreville / Congo Francais" cds (Oct 7), thence carried on Steamer "Stamboul" and struck with superb "HAUT-OUBANGHI / L.M. No. 3" datestamp (Oct 21) in black (Salles fig. 1264). Marseille cds (Nov 12), Constantine arrival cds's (Nov 16) and taxed there with 1893 30 c. carmine Postage Due. A fine cover. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 7132 Gabun

    French Congo 1901: Stampless cover to Charenton, France struck on despatch by "BRAZZAVILLE / CONGO FRANCAIS" cds in black (Oct) alongside and struck with superb "HAUT-OUBANGHI / L.K. No. 7" datestamp (Oct 20) in black (Salles fig. 1226 ,see Salles page 173). Taxed on arrival with triangular "T" marking and 1893 Postage Due 10 c. brown (3) tied by Charenton cds's (Nov 25) and forwarded to Fontainebleu. An extremely rare cover. rnrnProvenance: Collection Joseph Schatzkes.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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