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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7018 Guadeloupe

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    1865/67: Great Britain 1 s. green plate 4, a single example used on 1866 triple rate entire letter from St. Thomas to Guadeloupe, tied by bold "C51" obliterator in black. Reverse with ST. THOMAS despatch cds (Nov 15) in black and carried by RMSP "Conway" with "Guadeloupe / Basse Terre" arrival cds (Nov 18). Charged due upon arrival with handstruck '12' décimes due marking. Weak folds but a very attractive and rare entire. Cert. RPSL (2004).rnrnProvenance: Collection E. Grabowski.
    Starting bid : 450 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7136 Guadeloupe

    1859/65: Eagle 10 c. bistre, a used horizontal strip of five, margins touched to large, used on 1868 mourning envelope from Pointe a Pitre to Nérac, Lot et Garonne, cancelled by dotted lozenge with cds below of despatch (Sept 25) in black. Underpaid by British Packet and struck with '30' décimes charge marking in black, also annotated '3' in manuscript. Circular entry marking "COLONIES FR. V. ANGL." in blue (Oct 15) also tying the adhesives to a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 7137 Guadeloupe

    1883: Cover sent stampless to Sury-Le-Comte with full original contents, with "Guadeloupe / Basse Terre" despatch cds (Nov 23) and reverse showing fine circular "LIGNE B / PAQ. FR. No. 2" datestamp (Nov 29) carried on Paquebot "Ville de Paris". Paris cds in blue (Dec 15) and Sury-Le-Comte arrival cds on reverse, taxed in Paris with Duval 1881 Postage Due 10 c. black (2) and 30 c., readdressed and taxed again on re-arrival with 10 c. black and 40 c. black (Maury T15+T18+T19). Opening tears but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7138 Guadeloupe

    1878/80: 25 c. bistre on yellow, Type II, imperforate with good margins all round, tied to 1880 cover to Bordeaux tied by "PAQ. ANG. / POINTE A PITRE GUAD." cds (Nov 26) in black with repeated strike at left. Circular "COL. FR. A ANGL. / AMB. CALAIS" alongside (Dec 15) and struck with triangular "T" mark and '5' décimes due in black. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 7139 Guadeloupe

    1865/67: Great Britain 4 d. vermilion plate 12, a single example used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to Guadeloupe, creased, tied by "ST. THOMAS / C51" duplex in black (Jan 16). Reverse with Baase Terre arrival in black, taxed with handstruck '30' centimes due marking in black. Faults but scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7140 Guadeloupe

    1866: Incoming cover to St. Louise, on the Island of Marie Galante, mailed on 2 March 1866 from Great Britain franked by 1865/67 1 s. green plate 4, two examples for double rate, tied by London '46' numeral obliterators in black. Carried by RMSP "Atrato" to St. Thomas and tranferred to the "Wye" arriving in Guadeloupe on March 18 with arrivals of Basse Terre and Grand Bourg on reverse. Taxed with '6' décimes handstruck due. Marie Galante is one of six small off-shore islands administered by Guadeloupe, due South of the main two islands. A rare cover to a most unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF
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