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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7001 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. wrapper, a used example, stereo A27, mailed from London to Paris with manuscript additional prep-payment "10" (pence) at top left, struck on despatch with red Maltese Cross and "PAID" London datestamp (May 28) and oval framed "P.F." in red. Circular "Angl. / Calais" entry marking in red (May 30) where charged '15' décimes due to pay in manuscript. A wonderful first month usage, extremely rare and attractive.rnrnNote: This cover was used as the frontispiece to the Jack Blanc collection.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF

    Lot# : 7002 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered FA, a used example with close to huge margins all round, tied to 1840 entire letter from Greenock top Paris, France by red Maltese Cross, the balance of the rate '10' (pence marked twice on the face of the entire in manuscript but left unpaid. Reverse with GREENOCK despatch and London transit (Dec 16) cds in red. "Angl. / Calais" cds in red and charged on arrival '20' décimes due (10d. sterling + 10 décimes Calais-Paris). The adhesive with two small creases at top of no great significance on such a rare and attractive entire. Cert. BPA (2005).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Emerald', DF, Geneva, 15 May 2003, lot 40095.rn                     Collection Gavin Fryer, Grosvenor, London, 17 Nov 2005, lot 760.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 7003 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown, a single example, lettered AH, imperceptibly touched at left and with three huge margins showing portions of adjoining stamps at top (with part marginal imprint) and at base, tied to 1841 entire letter from Dublin to Bordeaux by black Maltese Cross. Reverse with Dublin despatch datestamp (Sept 21) in red and London transit cds. Manuscript at left and at right '10' (pence and décimes) left unpaid and the adhesive tied in transit by "Angl. / Calais" entry marking in red (Sept 25). Charged on arrival in Bordeaux (Sept 27) with '24' décimes to pay (10d. sterling = 10 décimes, 14 décimes for Calais-Bordeaux). A most attractive and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 1,750 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7004 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown, worn, a fine four margined example used on 1847 entire letter to Laval, France paying internal rate, tied by London '8' numeral obliterator with "T.P. / Blackfriars Rd." at right, with "Angl. / Boulogne" entry marking in red and taxed '16' décimes due in manuscript; together with a matching cover from 1853 with fine 1 d. imperf. from Manchester taxed originally '8' décimes handstruck, altered to '16' in manuscript. A fine and scarce pair on well researched Exhibit page.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 7005 Great Britain

    1873/80: 3 d. rose plate 12, a single example originally mailed on 1874 cover to Milano, Italy tied by London duplex in black (May 11) and underpaid by 3 d. Deleted 'PD' in red and taxed on arrival with 1870 Postage Due 60 c. pair. Readdressed to Paris, France and taxed on arrival, struck with framed "RÉEXPEDIÉ / TAXE ETRANGÈRE / TAXE FRANCAISE / TOTAL" rate box in red and eventual charge levied of 1 fr. 60 centimes within box in manuscript and confirming handstruck '16' décimes in black. Edge wear to envelope but scarce.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 7006 Great Britain

    1873/80: 6 d. grey plate 13, a single example originally mailed on 1874 cover to Piombino, Italy tied by "Clonakilty / 138" duplex in black (June 27) and fully paid. Readdressed to Morbihan, France and taxed at double weight on arrival struck with framed "RÉEXPEDIÉ / TAXE ETRANGÈRE / TAXE FRANCAISE / TOTAL" rate box in red and eventual charge levied of 80 centimes within box in manuscript and confirming handstruck '8' in black. Edge wear to envelope but scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 7007 Great Britain

    1875: 1¼ d. brown on buff stationery card, used in 1878 to Paris cancelled by "Longton / 556" duplex. Fully paid with Paris arrival (March 29) and readdressed to Tours, placed in pillar box without payment. Struck twice with "Trouvé à la bôite" in black and struck with "40" tax marking in black. Unusual.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 7008 Great Britain

    1887: ½ d. vermilion and 1881 1 d. lilac used on 1891 cover to France tied by "Alderley Edge / F56" duplexes (Dec 2), underpaid and found to be double weight, struck with framed "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT" in red and taxed on arrival with Duval 1881/92 Postage Due 4 c. black - five examples and single 30 c. black cancelled at Villenouvelle (Dec 31). The 4 c. value is rare on letter (Maury T13+T18), a most unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 7009 Great Britain

    1896: 1 d. pink stationery envelope to Hyeres, France up-rated with 1 d. lilac and ½ d. vermilion tied by "Hastings Station Office / 342" duplexes (Feb 15). Found to be double weight and taxed on arrival with Duval 1881/92 Postage Due 50 c. black (Maury T20), forwarded on again to Cannes (to Hotel California) and taxed there with 1893 Postage Due 50 c. lilac. Scarce with both issues of Postage Dues. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 7010 Great Britain

    1887: ½ d. vermilion, a single example used on illustrated advertising envelope to France and underpaid 7 d. for triple weight (43 gr. in manuscript at left), struck with AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT and "T" marking, taxed on arrival with Postage Due 1893 10 c. brown, 30 c. bright red and rare usage of 1 fr. rose on yellowish paper (Maury T25) all tied by 'Valenciennes' cds's (Sept 8). A most attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 7011 Great Britain

    1887: Jubilee 2½ d. purple on blue used on cover to Paris tied by "Sevenoaks / 697" duplex (Oct 24), found to be double weight and taxed on arrival in Paris with Duval 1881/92 Postage Due 50 c. black (Maury T20), locally readdressed and taxed again with 50 c. black tied by triangular handstamp. Unusual.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 7012 Great Britain

    1859/73: Pre UPU covers (4) on Exhibit leaves, all taxed as short paid to France and all struck with INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID handstamps in black; with 1859 entire franked 1 d. red stars (4) from Liverpool charged with handstruck '12' décimes due, 1865 cover with single 1864/79 1 d. red taxed '7' décimes; 1866 cover with 1858 2 d. blue and 4 d. vermilion charged '10' décimes with 'PD' deleted by London numeral '30'; and 1873 cover with 3 d. rose with 'PD' deleted and taxed '9' décimes due. Generally fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 7013 Great Britain

    1876/81: Post UPU covers (6) on Exhibit leaves, all to France and all struck with newly introduced "T" marking in black and charged on arrival, with 1876 and 1878 covers from Liverpool and Birmingham each bearing 1864/79 1 d. red taxed with handstruck '5' and '4' décimes handstamps in black; 1879 cover to Paris with 2½ d. mauve charged with  '5' décimes handstamp, similar cover franked bantam ½ d. and 1 d. reds (2) charged '5' and redirected to Barcelona where charged with "B/0.50c.", 1880 cover with single 1 d. red charged '3' décimes and forwarded to Barcelona with "BB/30" due marking and 1881 cover with 1 d. lilac (14 dots) used from Oban charged '3' décimes due. Generally fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 7014 Great Britain

    1885/97: Collection on Exhibit leaves (12 covers / cards) with mail from GB taxed on arrival in France with Duval issue Postage Dues; with 1894 stampless cover taxed by 5 c. black in a rare interpanneau marginal strip of five; short paid covers with 1885 cover from Jersey taxed by 30 c. black, 1886 cover taxed pair of 5 c. black, 1890 cover taxed by pair of 15 c. black, 1890 cover taxed by 10 c. (2) and scarce 60 c. black; further usages with 1893 coloured issue etc. Condition varies but generally fine.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 7015 Great Britain

    Crimean War / Baltic Expedition 1853: France 20 c. blue imperforate with ample to large margins all round, paying the reduced Military concession rate and tied to 1855 cover to France by 'gros points' handstamp in black, mailed from a Naval vessel in the Baltic (another cover from this correspondence was datelined 1st November from Nargen (Naaisaar Island) off Estonia) and struck with KIELER BAHNHOF cds in black, and reverse with HAMBURG cds (Nov 16) and HAMBURG T&T cds (Nov 16), framed "DANEMARK / R.2" Rayon 2 handstamp in black and "Tour-T / Valenciennes' entry mark (Nov 18) and charged with handstruck '9' décimes due on arrival. A fine and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Francois X. Piat Dewarin, Lugdunum sale 94, Lyons, 7 Sept 2015.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7016 Great Britain

    Crimean War 1855: Great Britain 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, perf. 16, a used strip of three GJ-GL, on 23 July cover to Worcester, tied by "O★O" obliterators in black. Reverse with POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY cds on reverse overstrick by London cds. Worcester cds in red on front (Aug 1) and the cover readdressed on to Paris and handstamped INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED in black. Calais transit on front and charged due on arrival with handstruck '8' déciems due in black. A most unusual cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Francois X. Piat Dewarin, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7017 Channel Islands

    Channel Islands 1853: France 40 c. orange used on cover from Jersey to Chateau D'Oleron, France endorsed "France via London" at top, with "JERSEY" double arc despatch cds (Jan 11) in blue-black and the adhesive left un-cancelled; Calais transit cds at right (Jan 12) and the adhesive cancelled by dotted "CP3°" ambulant in black. Reverse of cover with rare undated "ST. JOHNS" undated circle in blue, further Jersey cds London transit and arrival cds (Jan 14). Faults to cover but a rare and most unusual cover crossing the Channel twice.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    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
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    Lot# : 7019 Libanon

    1867/80: Covers (2) from same correspondence each bearing Great Britain 6 d. mauve plate 9, used on 1871 covers to Beirut, each tied by 'Cheltenham / 177' duplex, the earlier cover (June 9) via Austria with BERUTTI cds of receipt of Austrian P.O. (July 3) and taxed on arrival with manuscript 'f2' (2 soldi) for local delivery; second cover (Sept 14) with faults mailed via France with INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID over 'PD' charged with large '18' décimes due marking in blue as found to be double weight, with French P.O. arrival on reverse. A scarce pair on Exhibit page. 
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 7020 Morocco

    1894: Gibraltar 5 cs. + 5 cs. green postal stationery reply card, reply half unused, mailed to Caen and cancelled by "TANGIER / A26" duplex (Jan 12) in black. Underpaid and struck with unframed "T" on despatch, taxed on arrival with full double the deficiency of an unpaid letter (not taking the paid 5 centimos into account) with Duval 1881 Postage Due 10 c. black (2) and 30 c. black (Maury T15+T18) tied by Caen cds's (Jan 19). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 7021 New South Wales

    1850/51: Sydney View 3 d. yellow-green, a used example with tear at top right in margin, used on 1852 cover to Moulins, France tied by obliterator handstamp in black. Reverse with "SHIP LETTER / SYDNEY" despatch cds (May 31), thence via London where struck with framed "COLONIES / &c. ART.13" in red and Calais (Oct 27), where British Ship Letter charge of '8' (pence) was overstruck with '15' décimes handstamp due for a single letter, this reaffirmed in manuscript. Despite fault, an important and not unattrractive cover with very few Sydney View covers recorded to France.rnrnProvenance: Collection Trevor Davis.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF

    Lot# : 7022 New South Wales

    1854/59: Diadem 6 d. bluish grey, a used example with ample to large margins all round, used on 1855 entire letter from Sydney to Bordeaux endorsed "per the Emma", cancelled by mute obliterator in black with framed "INSUFFICENTLY / STAMPED" in red alongside. Reverse with SYDNEY / NSW despatch (Dec 5) and AUSTRALIAN / PACKET / LIVERPOOL datestamp in black and '6' British credit in manuscript, struck in London (March 27, 1856) with framed "COLONIES / ART-18" in red. Calais cds alongside (March 28) and charged due at double rate (above 7½ grams) with manuscript '30' décimes due to pay. A scarce and attractive entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Trevor Davis.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 7023 New South Wales

    1854/59: Diadem 6 d. deep bluish grey, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1857 entire letter from Sydney to Bordeaux endorsed "per first steamer Simla via Marseille" (European & Australian Mail Co.) tied by dotted mute obliterator in black. Reverse with SYDNEY / NEW SOUTH WALES cds (Feb 10) in black and obverse with circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" cds in red (April 3). Charged '10' décimes handstruck on arrival for a letter over 7½ grams. A scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 7024 New South Wales

    1854: 2 d. ultramarine with large even margins all round used with Diadem 1854/59 6 d. bluish-grey with three large margins on 1855 entire letter from Sydney (July 7) to Bordeaux endorsed "pr. Marco Polo" (Black Ball Line), tied by mute obliterators in black. Underpaid on despatch with framed "INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED" in red. Reverse with AUSTRALIAN / PACKET / LIVERPOOL datestamp in black (Oct 20) and '6' British credit marking, struck in London with framed "COLONIES / &c. ART.13" in red. Calais cds alongside (Oct 22) and charged due at double rate (above 7½ grams) with manuscript '30' décimes due to pay. Some minor acid ink imperfections but a rare and most appealing entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Francois X. Piat.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 7025 New South Wales

    1860/72: Diadem 6 d. violet, perf. 12, a single example, one short perf., used on 1865 entire letter to Bordeaux tied by "Sydney / NSW" sideways duplex (Dec 22). Circular "POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / A. MARSEILLE B" in red (Feb 11, 1866) and charged '10' décimes due on arrival.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 75 CHF

    Lot# : 7026 New South Wales

    1860/72: 1 s. carmine, perf. 13, used on 1865 cover to Dijon, endorsed "via Marseilles" tied by dotted '126' numeral. Reverse with SYDNEY / NEW SOUTH WALES cds (June 21) with "AUSTRALIE / V. SUEZ AMB." in red (Aug 13), charged '5' décimes due on delivery for single rate.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 7027 New South Wales

    1871/1902: Diadem 8 d. perf. 13, a used example on underpaid 1880 cover to Chateauroux, readdressed on arrival, endorsed "via Brindisi", tied by Sydney / NSW duplex (Nov 22). Triangular "T" marking at right and marked '2' alongside adhesive as the amount short paid, thence via Brindisi (Jan 4, 1881) to destination with handstruck '13' décimes charge marking in black. 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 7028 New South Wales

    1858/98: Group of covers (4) with New South Wales covers (2) with 1891 cover franked 2½ d. to Cognac with triangular "T" mark and Postage Due 10 c. black and 30 c. black pair applied on arrival, 1898 NSW 2½ d. used from Narrendera with framed "NSW/T/5" in black and charged 10 c. Postage Due on arrival; Victoria 1855 Woodblock 6 d. on cover to France taxed '5' décimes, 1898 Victoria ½ d. aniline used on Newsapaper wrapper to France with framed "T/5c." in black and Postage Due 10 c. brown applied. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 7029 Queensland

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    1868/78: 6 d. yellow-green, perf. 13, a used example on small 1875 envelope to Dieppe, France and readdressed on to Brighton, cancelled by '138' numeral of WALLOON in red (May 9), with scarce framed "GB / 1F 66c." accountancy marking in red at left. Circular "POSS. ANGL. V. SUEZ / ALEXANDRIE" in red on front (July 11) and arrival on reverse. Charged with handstruck '12' décimes due in black. Forwarded on to Brighton with arrival (July 22) in black at left. A fine and attractive cover. Cert. Eichele (2002).rnrnProvenance: Coirinphila sale 205, June 2016, lot 707.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 7030 Queensland

    1868/78: 6 d. yellow-green, perf. 12, a used example on 1878 underpaid cover to Paris endorsed "Les Straits" at top right, part-paying the 11d. rate, heavily tied in black with ROCKHAMPTON / QUEENSLAND despatch cds (April 29) at right. Traingular "T" marking in black and carried by Queensland Royal Mail Co. Steamer via Torres Straits and Batavia to Singapore. Circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / ALEXANDRIE" in red (July 7) and charged with handstruck '12' décimes marking in black. 
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7031 Queensland

    1882/91: 1 d. pale orange-red, a horizontal pair used on 1888 cover to Cognac, tied by TOWNSVILLE / QUEENSLAND datestamps (Feb 15) in black with large "T" mark alongside. Mailed via Brindisi with circular "AUSTRALIE V. BRIND / A. MOD" in red (April 7) and taxed on arrival ('0.80' in manuscript) with 1881/92 Postage Due 5 c., 15 c. and 60 c. black (Maury T14+T16+T21) tied by Cognac cds's in black.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 7032 South Australia

    1870/73: 6 d. Prussian blue and 1 s. chestnut used with 1870 2 d. orange vertical pair, perf. 10 used on 1875 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "Overland Brindisi", tied by "G.P.O. ADELAIDE / S.A." cds's in black (Nov 6). Circular "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND / A.MOD" in red (Dec 17) and charged with handstruck '15' décimes due in black. France joined the UPU two weeks later, South Australia joined on the 1 October 1891. A charming cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 7033 Victoria

    1854: 1 s. blue with clear margins and 1854 Woodblock 6 d. orange pair used on 1857 entire letter from Melbourne to Paris endorsed "p. Columbian via Marseilles" (European & Australian Mail Co.), tied by '1' numeral obliterators in black, with "Melbourne / Victoria" despatch datestamp (April 15) in black on reverse: underpaid 1/4 d. for ¾ ounce rate. Circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" in red (June 6) and charged at quadruple weight with handstruck '20' décimes due. A charming and most attractive entire, #43 in the Palmer Census. Signed Georges Lamy.rnrnProvenance: Jamet, Paris, 1 Dec 1962, lot 951.rn                     Köhler, Wiesbaden, Sale 297, Jan 1998, lot 1413.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7034 Victoria

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    1854/57: Campbell & Ferguson half-length 3 d. greenish blue, positions 17-18 with pos. 17 showing retouch under 'C' of VICTORIA clearly, the pair with large margins on three sides and shaved at top, on 1858 entire letter from Melbourne to France endorsed "via Marseille" tied by bold circular '1' numeral in black. Reverse with SHIP LETTER / FREE / GPO VICTORIA in red (Oct 16) and carried on the "Victoria" from Sydney (Oct 11), the "Oneida" from Galle and the P&O "Bengal" from Aden. Circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ" in red (Dec 14), and charged with handstruck '5' décimes due upon delivery in black. An outstanding and attractive cover, #59 in the Palmer Census. Cert. Perry (2006)rnrnProvenance: Collection Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 732.rn                     Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20195.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7035 Victoria

    1854: Woodblock 6 d. orange, a single example with even margins all round but just off edge of 1858 entire letter from Melbourne to Castres, Gironde, France endorsed "p. Australasian via Marseilles" (European & Australian Mail Co.), tied by '1' numeral obliterator in black, with "SHIP LETTER / ♚ / MELBOURNE" despatch datestamp (June 15) in red on reverse. Underpaid 7 d. for 1/1 d. rate, struck on obverse with "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / AMB. H" in red (Aug 7) and charged '8' décimes due: tariff of 1 Jan 1857. Some minor wrinkles but a scarce cover, #56 in the Palmer Census.rnrnProvenance: Jamet, Paris, 1 Dec 1962, lot 954.rn                     Christie's, London, 22-23 Jan 1990, lot 1075.rn                     Christe's, Melbourne, 10 May 1991, lot ex lot 451.rn                     DF, Geneva, Nov 2005, lot 31601.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 175 CHF

    Lot# : 7036 Victoria

    1858: Rouletted 6 d. blue, a fine example of good colour used on 1860 entire letter from Melbourne to Chalons sur Saône, endorsed "per Northam via Marseille" tied by barred '1' numeral with Melbourne despatch cds (March 17) in red on reverse. Underpaid 7d. for 1/1d. rate with circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / AMB. G" in red on front and taxed with handstruck '5' décimes due in black. An attractive cover, #76 in the Palmer Census. rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Chester Beatty, Aug 1958.rn                     Charles Leski, Melbourne, 16 Nov 1992, lot 407.rn                     Stanley Gibbons, Melbourne, 12 Feb 1994, lot 576.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 7037 Victoria

    1863/73: Laureated 6 d. blue, perf. 13, used on 1866 underpaid cover to Dunkirk, France tied by Melbourne duplex (March 24) in black. Struck with framed "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" in red and fine framed "GB / 1F 62 4/10 c." accountancy marking in red. Circular "POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" in red (May 11) and arrivals on reverse; charged with handstruck '20' décimes due for double rate. A most attractive cover, #128 in the Palmer Census.rnrnProvenance: Macray Watson, Melbourne, 29 Feb 2000, lot 646.rn                     Illustrated in the London Philatelist, volume 115, June 2006, page 186.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 7038 Victoria

    1867/81: Laureated 2 d. lilac-mauve and 6 d. blue, used on 1871 printed "Via Marseilles" pink envelope from Daylesford (May 20) to Paris, tied in black, short paid 3d. Struck with framed "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" in red and fine framed "GB / 1F 62 4/10 c." accountancy marking in red. Carried on the "Avoca" to Galle, the "Hindostan" to Alexandria and from there on the "Nyanza" to Brindisi. Mailed by the newly opened Brindisi route with circular entry mark in red (July 9). Charged with handstruck '15' décimes due for single rate: tariff of 1 July 1871. A most attractive cover, unrecorded in the Palmer Census.rn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 7039 Victoria

    1873/87: Bell 2 d. lilac-mauve used with laureated 6 d. blue on 1874 cover from Sandhurst to Paris, tied by "Sandhurst / 4" duplexes (July 14) in black. Struck with framed "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" in red (single rate paid, found to be double) and fine framed "GB / 1F 62 4/10 c." accountancy marking in red. Carried on the "Baroda" to Galle and the "Cathay" to Suez, with "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" datestamp (Aug 31) in red and charged with handstruck '12' décimes due in black. A most attractive cover, #182 in the Palmer Census. rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, Lonndon, March 1989, lot 67.                  rn                     Lugdunum, Lyon, March 2006, lot 518.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 7040 Corea

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    Lot# : 7041 Corea

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    Lot# : 7042 Tasmania

    1863/71: 2 d. slate-green and 4 d. blue, perf. 12 by Harris, used on 1864 cover to Dunkirk, France endorsed "via Southampton" tied by Launceston '63' numeral obliterators in black with "POST OFFICE / LAUNCESTON / ♚" datestamp in red (Aug 28). Circular "AUSTRALIE / V.SUEZ AMB." in red (Oct 16) at left and charged with handstruck '10' décimes to pay. Some edge wear but a scarce and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 7043 Barbados

    1890: Cover from St. Pierre, Martinique (cachet on reverse) to Bordeaux with un-cancelled Colonies 25 c. black on rose, mailed from Barbados where adhesive unaccepted and heart shaped "T" mark applied with Barbados duplex (July 8). On arrival charged at double the deficiency with 1881/92 10 c. black and single 30 c. black (Maury T15+T18) tied by Bordeaux cds's (July 22). Edge wear and file fold but scarce.
    Starting bid : 90 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 7044 Birma

    1882/90: India 1 a. plum used on 1900 postcard to Paris tied by RANGOON cds (Jan 13), with circular "T" mark below, mailed via Bombay and carried on the Steamer "Carthage" with "Sea Post Office / C" cds in black (Jan 20). Taxed on arrival with 1893 Postage Due 15 c. green on arrival (Feb 3). Small nick at base of card but fine; together with India 2 a. 6 p. postal stationery envelope used in 1896 from HENZADA with further stamp apparently removed in transit, carried on the "Oriental" via Bombay and taxed on receipt with 1893 Postage Due 10 c. brown (2) and 30 c. red.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 7045 Birma

    1865: India 2 a. orange, a used example on Printed Matter rate entire letter from Rangoon to Marseille endorsed "via Bombay & Italy", boldly tied by "RANGOON / 156" duplex (March 8) in black and by firm's chop in blue. Reverse with "Calcutta / India Unpaid" transit duplex (March 14) in blue. Circular "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A. MOD" cds in red (April 5) and struck with very scarce usage of large "25" (centimes) charge marking in red. Superb and rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 7046 Brit. Columbia andVancouver Island

    1861: Cover at single rate from Victoria Vancouver Island to Claix, France struck on despatch with oval framed "POST OFFICE / ♚ ARMS / VICTORIA V.I." in black, two fine strikes, the one at left obliterating a 'Paid' handstamp. Transit of 'SAN FRANCISCO / CAL' in black (March 1) with handstruck '15' (cents of US - French Convention of 1 April 1857), 'NEW YORK / 12' (cents, debit to France) datestamp (March 30) and placed on NY & Havre Line Steamer "Arago" with octagonal 'ET. UNIS SERV. AM. D / HAVRE' datestamp (April 15), charged on arrival with handstruck '8' décimes, all strikes in black. Edge wear to be expected due to journey, a famous and wonderful cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Allan L. Steinhart, Harmers, Zurich, 28 May 2005, lot 1442. 
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500 CHF

    Lot# : 7047 Newfoundland

    1862/64: 1 s. rose-lake on hand-made paper, imperforate, a diagonally bisected example, upper left corner with large margins on both sides, used on 1863 cover from St. John's to Vendôme, France, endorsed "p. Adriatic" of the Galway Line; tied by barred obliterator in black with "ST.JOHNS - NEWFOUNDLAND" despatch cds in red adjacent (Nov 21). London transit on reverse (Nov 30) and struck there with framed "GB / 1F 60 c." accountancy marking in black, over-struck by "MORE-TO-PAY" handstamp in black with '2d.' in blue crayon alongside (short paid 2d. on despatch), British credit '5' (pence) in red at upper left. "Angl. / Calais" entry marking (Nov 30) also ties the adhesive and charged there with handstruck '8' décimes due in black. Light file folds of no importance with just three examples of this stamp bisected on letter are recorded. Listed in Robert H. Pratt 'The Pence Issues of Newfoundland' on page 175, this being the sole example used to an overseas destination Gi = £ 22'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 19-23 May 1969, lot 63.rn                     Coplection Max Bals, Merku, Frankfurt, 16 March 1977, lot 429.rn                     Collection Henry H. Conland, Harmers, New York, 26 April 2001, lot 540.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7048 Nova Scotia

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    1851/57: 3 d. bright blue, a horizontal strip of three with third stamp diagonally bisected, margins large to touched all round, of fine colour, used on 1860 cover from Halifax to Paris endorsed "per R.M.Steamer", all tied by three strikes of 'H' in bars obliterator in black; prepaying the 7½ d. rate to Great Britain. Reverse with HALIFAX / NOVA SCOTIA datestamp in black (Sept 20), carried on the Cunard "America" arriving at Liverpool on September 30th. Struck in London (Oct 1) with framed "GB / 2F.-" accountancy marking (10d. British credit) and thence via Calais (Oct 1) to Paris where charged '20' décimes due in manuscript for a double weight letter (above 7½ and under 15 grams). The addressee's name partially erased not detracting from the appearance of a spectacular cover to a rare destination for classic Nova Scotian mail, believed unique. Cert. Sorani (1980).rnrnProvenance: Collection Warren Wilkinson, DF, New York, 4 March 2011, lot 10278.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7049 Nova Scotia

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    1860/63: 5 c. blue on yellowish paper and 12½ c. black on white paper (Scott 10+13), used on 1863 envelope from Halifax to Paris (Butterfield correspondence) endorsed "per Cunard Steamer", cancelled in manuscript and by barred obliterators wiht "HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA" cds of despacth on reverse (Feb 5) in black. Carried by Stamer "Arabia" with framed "GB / 1F 60 c." accountancy marking in black applied in London (Feb 16), thence via Calais and charged with '16' décimes due in manuscript for a double weight letter (above 7½ and under 15 grams). Overpaid ½ c. for the 17 cents rate, a wonderful and extremely rare cover for the connoisseur. Cert. Vincent Graves Greene Foundation (2007).rnrnProvenance: Collection Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, New York, 13 April 1999, lot 293.rnNote: The Butterfield correspondence was frequently overpaid by the ½ cent. A similar, but defective, ½ cent overpayment cover was in the Frederick R. Mayer collection, Harmers, New York, 12 May 2004, lot 752; dated May 1863.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 7050 Canada

    1857: Entire letter from Quebec to Veuve Cliquot in Rheims, France endorsed "per English Mail" and further endorsed "10d." at top right prepaid, struck with "QUEBEC / L.C." despatch cds (Aug 25) in black and carried on Cunard Steamer "Canada" from Boston. London arrival cds on reverse (Sept 7) in red and struck there with framed "GB / 3F 02c." accountancy marking in black. Calais entry marking on front and handstruck '12' décimes charge marking in black. Rare. 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 7051 Canada

    1859: ABN 1 c. pale rose (2, one originally applied over edge of cover) and 5 c. deep red pair, used on 1868 "Queen's Hotel, Toronto" illustrated advertising cover from Toronto to Paris all tied by barred obliterators in black. Toronto cds of despatch at left (Feb 12) and carried from Portland on Allan Line Steamer "Hibernian". Short paid to GB only with two line "PAID ONLY / TO ENGLAND" in black and manuscript "Under Paid" in blue crayon at top. Struck in London (Feb 27) with oval framed "GB / 40c." accountancy marking in black, thence via Calais where charged '10' décimes due in manuscript. A rare and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7052 Canada

    1870/74: Canada Small Queen 1 c. orange, 3 c. deep rose-red, perf. 12, single and a horizontal pair used on 1874 cover to Paris tied by Montreal duplexes (July 14) in black. Manuscript "Insufficiently prepaid" in red ink at left; thence via London (July 27) with red cds on reverse and framed "GB / 2F.-" accountancy marking applied in black. Struck on arrival with handstruck '12' décimes charge marking for double rate, the original franking being ignored: tariff of 1 July 1871. Small imperfections but a fine and most unusual cover. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 7053 Canada

    1870/74: Canada Small Queen 3 c. deep rose-red, perf. 12, two horizontal pairs used on small 1874 cover to Paris tied by Montreal duplexes (May 12) in black. Manuscript "Insufficiently prepaid" in red ink at left; thence via London (May 27) with red cds on reverse and framed "GB / 2F.-" accountancy marking applied in black. Noted at '9' grams in manuscript at right and struck on arrival with handstruck '12' décimes charge marking for double rate, the original franking being ignored: tariff of 1 July 1871. A fine and most unusual cover. 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 7054 Canada

    1892/94: Cover and card, with Canada Small Queen 1889/97 2 c. blue-green and 3 c. pale vermilion on attractive 1892 underpaid envelope to France from Quebec (Feb 20) with circular "T/25" handstamp adjacent, taxed on arrival at double the deficiency with 1881/92 Postage Due 5 c. black and three 15 c. black (Maury T12+T16) tied by Bagneres de Luchon datestamps (March 7), together with Canada 1 c. postal stationery card to a restaurant in Paris, underpaid 4 c. on despatch, taxed on arrival with Postage Due 1881/92 30 c. black and 1893 10 c. brown (Maury T18+T29), unusual but with some staining.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 7055 Ceylon

    1857/59: Ceylon 1 d. deep turquoise-blue, a used example with just touched to good margins all round on 1861 Newspaper Wrapper with complete contents from Colombo to Bordeaux endorsed "via Marseilles", tied by barred obliterator in black; paying the compulsory 1 d. Colonial rate but not paying the further 2 d. which would have made full pre-payment but was optional. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST NOT PAID cds in red (July 17) and Bordeaux arrival cds (Aug 14) and charged '15c." in red due to pay. A charming and extremely rare usage - there are believed to be but two known examples of this franking. Signed Sorani.rnrnProvenance: Carmichael & Todd, London 2000.rn                     Collection Seymour Banchik, Nutmeg, Caldwell, 2004.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7056 Ceylon

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    1857/59: Ceylon 1 d. deep turquoise-blue, a used example of lovely colour with just touched to huge margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, on 1858 cover from Colombo to Marseille tied by barred obliterator in black, paying the compulsory 1 d. Colonial fee part of the 8 d rate to France. Reverse with "Colombo / Steamer Letter" datestamp (May 12) in black. Circular "PAYS. ETR. V. SUEZ / MARESEILLE" in red (June 11) and charged '8' décimes due in manuscript on arrival. A cover of the most delightful appearance. Cert. RPSL (2002).rnrnProvenance: Collection Lawrence Shenfield, Harmers, New York, 17 March 1975.rn                     Collection 'Serendib' (Quintus Fernando), Harmer-Schau, Riverside, 8 Feb 2002.rn                     Collection Joseph Hackmey FRPSL., Spink Shreves, New York, 18 Feb 2009, lot 88.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7057 Ceylon

    1889: Stampless cover from Colombo to Cognac, France with circular French Consular marking in blue at right, carried on French Paquebot "Natal" and struck with fine octagonal LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 6 in black (June 19). Taxed on arrival with 1881/92 Postage Due 5 c., 15 c. and 30 c. black by Cognac cds's (July 8). Roughly opened and with edge faults (Maury T14+T16+T18).
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 7058 Egypt Kingdom

    1870/71: France Siège 40 c. orange (2) used on 1872 cover from Alexandria to Marseille tied by "5080" gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds below (March 19). Found to be double weight and struck with "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT". rnFramed 'Paquebots / de la / Mediterranee' in red and charged '12' décimes handstruck (Unpaid double letter 2 fr. - less 80 c. = 1 fr. 20 c. to pay), A fine and rare usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 7059 Egypt Kingdom

    1870/71: France Bordeaux 40 c. orange (Maury 48), margins large to just touched, used on 1871 cover to Bordeaux tied by "5119" gros chiffres of cairo with "LE CAIRE / BAU. FRANCAIS" cds at right (July 3). Underpaid under the new tariff on 1 July 1871 of 80 centimes for 10 grams and taxed with framed "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT" alongside '6' décimes charge marking (Unpaid letter 1 fr. - less 40 c. = 60 c. to pay). Reverse with Alexandrie cds (July 4) and Bordeaux arrival (July 12). a rare usage of this issue in Cairo and an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 7060 Egypt Kingdom

    1888/90: 5 m. carmine, an interpanneau marginal pair on reverse of 1893 cover to Paris tied by "Port Said" cds (March 17), carried on the "Saghalien" Steamer with octagonal "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 7" on obverse with triangular "T" mark below and found to be double weight; taxed on arrival with Duval 1881 50 c. black (Maury T20) tied by triangular handstamp in black, paying double the unpaid deficiency. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7061 Egypt Kingdom

    1888: 1 m. brown strip of three used on 1896 cover from Cairo to Marseille tied by Cairo datestamps (Oct 9), taxed on arrival in France with 1893 Postage Due 5 c. blue and 30 c. carmine (Maury T28+T33) tied by Marseille cds (Oct 18). Returned as refused with "RETOUR / L'ENVOYEUR / 2240" in black and taxed again in Cairo with Egypt 1889/1907 Postage Due 4 m. maroon and 1 pi. ultramarine (Gi D72+D73) tied by Cairo cds's (Nov 5). A fine and unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 7062 Egypt Kingdom

    1890: Mourning envelope sent stampless to Bordeaux with pearled "PORT SAID / EGYPTE" despatch cds in black (Dec 6) with "T" marking adjacent, 'Modane a Paris' cds in red and taxed on arrival at double the deficiency with Duval 1881 Postage Due 10 c. black (2) and 30 c. black (Maury TT15+T18) tied by Bordeaux cds's (Dec 15). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7063 Egypt Kingdom

    1890: Stampless cover from Alexandria to Cahors, France at single rate, taxed as unpaid (double the deficiency) on arrival with Duval 1881 20 c. black (2) and 30 c. black (Maury T15+T18) tied by Cahors cds's (Sept 9). Edge wear at left of envelope otherwise fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7064 Egypt Arab. Republic

    1894: Cover sent stampless from Port Said to Paris with "PORT SAID / EGYPTE" cds (Oct 12) and triangular "T" mark adjacent; 'Mont Cenis a Macon' transit (Oct 18) alongside and taxed at double the deficiency on arrival with Duval 1881 Postage Due 50 c. black (Maury T20) cancelled by triangular handstamp in black. Scarce and fine. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7065 Gibraltar

    1855: Great Britain 2 d. blue, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, a single example used on 1858 entire letter to Oran, Algeria endorsed "Vapor de Guerra Paquete" tied by "G" in bars obliterator in black with GIBRALTAR cds below in blue (Nov 15). Circular "ESPAGNE / ORAN" cds (Nov 22) in red at left and charged '8' décimes due upon delivery. Oran arrival cds on reverse of a fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 7066 Gibraltar

    1859/62: Covers to France (3) with Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7 (2) on 1859 entire letter to Oran, Algeria and taxed '24' décimes due in manuscript; 1861 cover to Marseille franked GB 1858 2 d. pl. 8 tied by Gibraltar duplex and taxed '6' décimes handstruck on arrival; 1862 entire letter written from Gibraltar franked by 1862 4 cs. brown strip of three cancelled by '63' at San Roque to Montpellier taxed '5' centimes due in black.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 7067 Gibraltar

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    Catalogue# : 75+82
    1866: Spain frankings from Gibraltar (2), with 1866 12 cs. orange single franking cover to Paris endorsed "via Madrid" struck with "FRANQUEO / INSUFFICIENTE" in black at San Roque, via St. Jean de Luz and taxed '9' as double weight; and 1867 cover to Lyon franked by 1867 4 cs. blue in two strips of three via the same route, charged with '5' centimes due in black. Some minor peripheral aging but a scarce pairing.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 7068 Grenada

    1895: Grenada stampless OHMS cover endorsed "Postal Service" and "Post Office, Grenada" used to Rouen, struck with circular "GRENADA / OFFICIAL / PAID" datestamp on despatch (March 5). Despite instructions, the Official nature ignored and charged Postage Due at double the deficiency on arrival with 1881/92 50 c. black (Maury T20) tied by Rouen cds (March 22). Rare.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7069 Hongkong

    1863/71: 8 c. pale dull orange, wmk. Crown CC, a single example used on 1871 cover to Saigon endorsed "Per Alex Lavaelly", tied by "B62" obliterator in black. HONG KONG despatch cds (Nov 4) in black on reverse and Saigon arrival cds (Nov 10). Red '4' cents credit in manuscript and charged due upon arrivcal with '4' décimes handstamp in black. Some peripheral aging to envelope of no significance, a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 7070 Hongkong

    1882: Cover from Hong Kong endorsed "Voie Anglaise" mailed with France Type Sage 3 c. buff on yellow and 15 c. blue pair left uncancelled; struck with "HONG KONG" code P cds (Dec 26) and circular "T" mark alongside in black. The French stamps eventually cancelled by "Modane a Paris" datestamps in red (Jan 28, 1883) and, on arrival in Brest charged with 1881/92 Postage Due 20 c. black (Maury T17) with confirming manuscript '0.20' alongside. Opening tears at top but a most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 7071 India

    1854/55: India 4 a. indigo & red, Head Die II, Frame Die I, two cut round examples of fine colour used on 8 August 1855 single rate entire letter from Calcutta to Bordeaux, prepaid to Alexandria, endorsed "p. Bombay via Suez & Marseille", tied by dotted lozenge in black. Framed INDIA PAID in red below and circular 'INDES D'OR / 2 MARSEILLE 2' entry marking in red alongside, where taxed '10' décimes due in black: tariff for a single letter from 1 Aug 1849. Bordeaux arrival cds (Sept 17) on reverse of an attractive and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7072 India

    1854: India 2 a. green, two horizontal pairs, clear to large margins all round used on 8 March 1855 entire letter from Calcutta to Bordeaux (same correspondence as the previous lot), prepaid to Alexandria, endorsed "p. Bombay via Suez & Marseille", tied by dotted lozenges in black. Framed INDIA PAID in red below and circular 'INDES D'OR / 2 MARSEILLE 2' entry marking in red alongside, where taxed '20' décimes due in black: tariff for a double letter (above 7½ grams) from 1 Aug 1849. Bordeaux arrival cds (April 15) on reverse of a most attractive and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7073 India

    1856/64: 4 a. black on white paper, two examples, one trimmed at top, used on 24 Sept 1856 entire letter from Calcutta to Lyon endorsed "pr. Str. Hindostan via Marseilles" tied by "B1" obliterators in black. Framed INDIA PAID in red below and circular "INDES OR. / MARSEILLE" entry mark in red (Oct 28). Charged with handstruck '10' décimes in black, reverse with Lyon arrival cds (Oct 28). An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 7074 India

    1856/64: 4 a. black on white paper, a single example used on 1860 cover from Agra to Paris endorsed "France Via Suez, Stamped", tied by '1' numeral obliteratotr in black with INDIA / PAID handstamp in red below. Reverse with circular AGRA despatch in red and double arc BOMBAY transit in red. Circular "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ / AMB. B." entry marking in red (Aug 4) and charged with handstruck '8' décimes due to pay. Edge wear and slightly soiled but not unattractive.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 80 CHF

    Lot# : 7075 India

    1856/64: 8 a. carmine on white paper, Die I, used on 8 Sept 1856 entire letter from Calcutta to Marseilles endorsed "pr. Suez"  tied by "B1" obliterators in black and manuscript 'Stamped'. Framed INDIA PAID in red below and circular "INDES OR. / MARSEILLE" entry mark in red (11 Oct). Charged with handstruck '10' décimes in black, reverse with Lyon arrival cds (Oct 28). An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7076 India

    1865: 1 a. brown and 1866 4 a. green, Die I, used on 1866 underpaid cover from Madras to Bordeaux endorsed "via Marseilles" tied by "MADRAS / INDIAN PAID / 1" duplex (Dec 14) with circular "MADRAS / INDIAN UNPAID" cachet below the adhesives (same day) and framed "INSUFFICIENT" alongside framed "GB / 1F 62 4/10c." accountancy marking all in black. Charged '10' décimes handstruck on arrival (the initial franking ignored) with Bordeaux cds (Jan 10, 1867) on reverse of an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7077 India

    1865: 8 p. purple on white, two examples used with single 1869 4 a. green, Die I, on 1871 cover from Calcutta to Marseille endorsed "via Bombay" tied by octagonal "B/1" obliterators in blue on despatch (Feb 15). Carried on the new Brindisi route (from 21 December 1870) with circular "POSS. ANGL. V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (March 10) and charged "4" décimes handstruck in black for a letter under 10 grams. Slight cover bend and two closed cuts in face panel away from adhesives but a very scarce and early usage. 
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 7078 India

    1865: 8 p. purple on white, two examples used with single 1869 4 a. green, Die I, on 1871 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "France via Suez" tied by "Telichery / 90" duplexes (May 31) in black. Mailed via Calicut (May 3) and Bombay with the adhesives also tied by framed "GB / 1F. 66c." accountancy marking struck at Bombay; thence via the new Brindisi route with fair only "POS. AN. V. SUEZ / AM. MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (June 9) and the letter taxed '14' décimes due (10+4 décimes) in black. A rare and fine entire, this tariff lasted just 6 months.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 7079 India

    1865: 8 p. mauve on white, 2 a. orange and 1868 8 a. rose, Die II on 1871 entire letter from Madras to Nantes endorsed "Via Brindisi" tied by octagonal "Madras / 1" duplex (May 23) and OBC (Oriental Bank Corporation) cachet. Carried on the new Brindisi route (from 21 December 1870) with circular "POS. AN. V. SUEZ / AM. A. MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (May 28) and charged "4" décimes handstruck in black for a letter under 10 grams. Slight soiling of no significance, a scarce usage. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 7080 India

    1865: 1 a. brown, a used example on 1876 Indigo Circular wrapper from Calcutta to Paris with printed endorsement "Via Bombay & Brindisi", tied by mute barred obliterator in black. Calcutta despatch cds on reverse (Jan 7) and struck in Bombay with scarce framed "GB / 12F 20c." accountancy marking in black. Circular "POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / ALEXANDRIE" in red (Jan 24) and taxed with handstruck '20c.' due marking with Paris arrival at left. Addressee's name deleted but nevertheless scarce and attractive.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 7081 India

    1865: 1 a. brown, used on March 2 1866 Printed Matter entire letter from Calcutta to Paris paying the internal rate, endorsed "per Meinam", tied by Company oval cachet and by "CALCUTTA / INDIA UNPAID / 1" duplex in blue. The French Paquebot "Meinam" travelled via Pondichery, Galle, Suez, Alexandria (March 28), and on arrival in Marseille the entire was taxed by handstruck '15c.' charge marking in red. A choice and scarce usage. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 7082 India

    1865: 1 a. pale brown, a horizontal pair used on Printed Matter cover (Silk Market report) from Calcutta to St. Etienne, endorsed "via Bombay & Brindisi" tied by bold strikes of "1" barred obliterator in blue. Struck on entry with "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A. MOD" in red (March 1), framed 'P.P.' and charged with scarce '25c.' due marking in red. Minor fault on back flap but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 7083 India

    1865: 1 a. pale brown in a horizontal pair and single 1866 4 a. green used on 1876 cover from Madras to Lyon endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by "Madras" duplex (June 21) and thence via Bombay (June 23). Underpaid and struck with circular "T" marking in black. Circular "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A. MOD" in red (July 15) and taxed with handstruck '13' décimes charge marking in black on arrival.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 7084 India

    1865: 2 a. orange, a single example used to Paris on "The Bombay Gazette Overland Summary" with printed endorsement "via Marseilles" tied by "Bombay / India Paid / 1" duplex in black (Nov 7); struck on despatch with framed "GB / 1F 90c." accountancy handstamp in black and charged on arrival with scarce "30c." handstamp in red. Slight imperfections as usual with a wrapper band but rare.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 7085 India

    1865: 2 a. orange, 1866 4 a. green and 1868 ½ a. blue, Die II, used on 1876 cover from Madras to Lyon endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by "Madras" duplexes. Underpaid and struck with circular "T" marking in black. Circular "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A. MOD" in red (June 17) and taxed with handstruck '13' décimes charge marking in black on arrival.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 7086 India

    1866: 4 a. green, Die I, a used example on 1874 opened for display cover endorsed "via Bombay" addressed to a passenger on the "Iraouady" French Paquebot care of the Messageries Impériales Agent in Aden, tied by "Tellichery" duplex (July 13) in black. Struck on arrival with fine "ADEN STEAMER POINT" cds's (July 20, July 25) and framed POSTAGE DUE in black. Readdressed to Marseilles (Aug 8) from Aden via Brindisi and passenger still unfound: INCONNU A L'APPEL / MASRSEILLE / DE LA 2EME BRIGADE applied in red (and first attempt with same in black) with handstruck '24' décimes charge mark in black and rare framed "REEXPEDIE / TAXE ETRANGERE (1 Fr.) / TAXE FRANCAISE (1 Fr 40c.) in red. Returned to sender (Aug 14) and struck on arrival Dead Letter Office cachets of Bombay (Oct 28) and Madras (Oct 31). A fascinating and remarkable cover with many seldom encountered handstamps. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 7087 India

    1868: 8 a. rose, Die II, used on 1873 cover to Lille endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by fine "Calcutta / 1" duplex in blue (Jan 8) with two strikes of "GB / 1F 66c." accountancy marking in blue applied at left on departure. Reverse with two strikes of "Calcutta / Unpaid" datestamps (Jan 10) and delted 'Paid' example in red - manuscript notation "Above ¼ oz., Insuff.t". Circular "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A MOD." entry marking in red (Feb 8) and charged with handstruck '15' décimes due marking in black. Most attractive and scarce.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 7088 India

    1869: 4 a. green, Die I, a horizontal pair used on 1867 cover from Calcutta to Bordeaux endorsed "Per Steamer Meinam", tied by octagonal "B/1/ obliterators and private 'Stamped' in blue; reverse with "Calcutta / India Unpaid" datestamp (Oct 2) and obverse with rare usage of framed "GB / 40c." accountancy marking in blue, thence by French Paquebot "Meinam" with octagonal "POS. AN. V. SUEZ / P.F. AMB. MARS" entry marking in red (Nov 4) with charge marking '10' décimes in black. A rare and fine cover. 
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400 CHF

    Lot# : 7089 India

    1883: ½ a. deep blue-green, a single example on 1897 underpaid cover to France endorsed "Via Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "Madura" cds (May 6). Struck with circular "T" mark on despatch the cover was taxed on arrival with 1893 Postage Due 10 c. brown and 30 c. salmon tied by Lyon cds's (June 18).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 7090 India

    1888: Stampless cover with "Consulat de France à Bombay" cachet in blue, mailed to Paris with circular "T" marking in black. Carried on the "Assam" with "Sea Post Office / a" cds on reverse. Circular "Modane a Paris" datestamp in red (Aug 3), manuscript notation "0.50c." and duly taxed at double the deficiency with 1881/92 Postage Due 10 c. black (2) and 30 c. black. Reverse with full French Consular cachet in blue.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7091 India

    1890: India 1 a. brown on blue postal stationery envelope to Aniche, France endorsed "Via Bombay and Brindisi through French Post Office Modane, Stamped Three Annas", cancelled at "Nowgong" (Nov 19). Notation of "2 a." possibly paid in cash in blue manuscript, however struck with circular "T" marking on despatch. Carried on the "Arcadia" with 'Sea Post Office' cds (Nov 22) on reverse. Taxed on arrival at double the deficiency with 1881/92 5 c., 15 c. and 30 c. black tied by Aniche cds's.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 7092 Malaya

    1856/64: India 8 a. pale carmine on white paper, Die I, a used example, slight perf. clip at top, on 20 September 1856 entire letter from SINGAPORE to France endorsed "via Marseilles" tied by octagonal "B/172" obliterator in black. Two strikes of circular "PAQ. ANG. / MARSEILLE" entry marks in red (Oct 28) and charged '10' décimes handstruck due upoon receipt. A charming and attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Spink, Singapore, June 2000, lot 113.rn                    Collection 'Stolz' (E.W. Proud), Spink, Singapore, 26 Seept 2010, lot 1121.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 7093 Straits Settlements

    1856/64: India 4 a. black, a used example on 12 Sept 1864 entire letter from Singapore to Saigon endorsed "per Echo", tied by "B/172" octagonal obliterator in black. Reverse with framed SINGAPORE / SHIP LETTER handstamp somewhat weakly struck in red and arrival cds "COCHINCHINE / SAIGON" in black (Sept 17) where taxed with handstruck '4' décimes charge marking. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 7094 Straits Settlements

    1867/72: Straits Settlements 2 c. brown, a used example on Prices Current (Revista Mercantil) to Marseille mailed from MANILA, tied by Singapore "B/172" obliterator in black, circular "POSS. ANG. V. BRIND / A. MOD" cds in red (Dec 15) and struck with scarce '25' (centimes) charge marking in red. Superb and rare.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7095 Straits Settlements

    1867/72: Straits Settlements 2 c. brown, a used example on Prices Current (Revista Mercantil) to Marseille mailed from MANILA, tied by Singapore "B/172" obliterator in black, circular "POS. ANG. V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" cds in red (Feb 4) and struck there with scarce '20' (centimes) charge marking in red. Superb and rare.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7096 Mauritius

    1858/62: Britannia 4 d. green, close to large margins on three sides, used on 1859 cover from Port Louis to Marseille endorsed "p. Neptune via Aden" tied by mute obliterator in black. Reverse with "GPO / MAURITIUS" datestamp (June 20) in black. Faint "PAYS. ETR. V. SUEZ / AMB. C." datestamp in red and handstruck '8' décimes charge marking in black. Weak along file folds but a scarce and attractive cover. Signed Holcombe.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 7097 Mauritius

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    1859/61: 6 d. blue, imperforate with large even margins all round, used in combination with 1860 2 d. blue. perf. 14 on 1861 cover from Port Louis to Bordeaux endorsed "via Marseilles" each tied by circular PAID handstamp in black. Reverse with fine "♚ / MAURITIUS / GPO" datestamp (May 6) in black, obverse with "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ / AMB. A" entry marking in red (June 3) and charged '8' décimes due in black: tariff of 1 Jan 1857. 'Toulouse a Bordeaux' cds and Bordeaux arrival cds (June 5) on reverse of a charming and rare mixed issue franking. Cert. BPA (1972). 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7098 Mauritius

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    1859: Dardenne 2 d. blue, a horizontal pair with huge margins all round, left hand stamp showing dramatic Plate Flaw with diagonal scratch running down behind the Queen's head (positions 13-14), used on 1860 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "via Suez" tied by target handstamps in black. Reverse with "♚ / MAURITIUS / GPO" despatch in black (Feb 7) and Bordeaux arrival cds (March 9). The pair also tied by "PAYS. ETR. V. SUEZ / AMB. C." datestamp in red (March) and by handstruck '8' décimes charge marking in black. A splendid and most attractive cover. Certs. Holcombe (1981), Sismondo (2006).rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Boucher, Robson Lowe, 5 Oct 1949, lot 181.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7099 Mauritius

    1860/63: 4 d. rose, no wmk., perf. 14, a single example used on 1860 entire letter from Port Louis to Nantes endorsed "via Suez and France", tied by mute obliterator in black. Reverse with double circle "G.P.O. / MAURITIUS" despatch cds (Nov 3) in black and circular "PAYS-ETR / V.SUEZ AMB" in red (Dec 5) on obverse. Charged '8' décimes due upon receipt in black. File fold not affecting the adhesive, scarce. 
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 7100 Mauritius

    1860/63: 4 d. rose, no wmk., perf. 14, a horizontal pair used on 1863 entire letter from Port Louis to Chalons sur Saône, France endorsed "pr. Nepaul via Suez & Marseille" tied by two strikes of "B53" obliterators in black with "Mauritius" despatch cds, code A in blue on reverse (April 6). Struck with oval framed "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" in red and framed "GB / 1F 62 4/10c." accountancy marking in blue applied on despatch. Circular  "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ / A MARSEILLE B" in red on front (May 4) and charged due '18' décimes in black for double rate. Arrival cds on reverse of a rare and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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