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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7296 Turkey

    1870/71: Siège 20 c. blue pair used on cover from Marseille to Constantinople, cancelled on board Paquebot "Tage" with circular "LIGNE U / PAQ. FR. No. 1" in blue, underpaid by 60 centimes on despatch and struck with framed "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT" and '6' décimes handstamp both in blue (1 fr. - 40 c. paid = 60 c. charge). Reverse with French P.O. in Constantinople cds of receipt (Aug 26). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 7297 Turkey

    1871: France Cérès 25 c. blue, a used example on 1872 cover to Constantinople with "Gare du Tours" cds adjacent, underpaid and struck with framed "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT" and '75c.' handstamp in red (taxed as unpaid letter 1 franc - less 25 c. paid = 75 c.). Reverse with Marseille transit cds (Sept 13) and French P.O. in Constantinople arrival cds (Sept 21). A charming and scarce cover. Signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7298 Turkey

    1893: Levant 1 pi. on 25 c. black on rose used on 1893 covere to Constantinople tied by 'BEYROUT / SYRIE' cds (May 7). Cover found to be double weight with '2' in manuscript and triangular "T" marking above oval "BM" (Boîte Mobile) in black, taxed on arrival with Duval 1881 Postage Due 50 c. black (Maury T20) tied by "Constantinople / Turquie" cds (may 13). Rare cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 7299 Turkey

    1895: Cover bearing Type Sage 15 c. blue used to Salonica, tied by 'Cavillon a Miramas' TPO (Sept 24) with crayon 'T' at left, taxed on arrival with France 1893 Postage Due 10 c. brown in a horizontal pair (Maury T29) tied by "Salonique / Turquie D'Asie' cds (Sept 28). Closed opening tear at top but scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 7300 Turkey

    1899: Stampless postcard from Marseille to Mersina to the Office of the Messageries Maritimes, taxed on arrival with France 1893 Postage Due 5 c. blue (Maury T28) in a strip of four tied by bold strikes of "MERSINA / TURQUIE D'ASIE" cds's (Oct 30) in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF
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