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  • Lot# : 1458 French Guyana

    French Guyana RMSP 1864: Cover from Cayenne to Bordeaux at triple rate, endorsed "Par le Packet", franked by 1859/65 Eagle issue 10 c. bistre-brown in a vertical strip of three with third stamp "Timbre Couché" variety and 40 c. orange in horizontal strip of three, tied by dotted lozenge in black and by "CAYENNE / GUYANE FRANCAISE" despatch cds (Jan 1) in black above. Circular "Col. Fra. Angl. Amb. Calais" entry mark in black (Jan 30). Carried on the RMSP "Thames" to Barbados, thence by the "Derwent" to St. Thomas and the "Atrato" to Southampton. Reverse with Paris cds and Bordeaux arrival cds (Jan 31). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 166. A delightful cover of great scarcity.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1459 French Guyana

    1848/73: Entire letter from Cayenne to Bordeaux mailed via DEMERARA with double arc cds on reverse and thence via London with framed "COLONIES / &c. ART 13" in red; and 18973 cover to Dijon at concessionary Military rate franked by 1872/77 5 c. green and 1871 20 c. blue cancelled in black (July 1) at Cayenne.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 1460 French Guyana

    French Guyana, Cayenne 'Winged Helmet' issue 1921 (July 8): T.A.G. 75 c. black on bluish, imperforate, a fine used example with fair margins all round (shaved at right, detached for inspection and hinged back), cancelled AVION in black, on large part Parcel front from St. Laurent du Maroni to Paris, in combination with 1908/25 45 c. grey-olive and 1 fr. carmine both tied by light datestamps of St. Laurent in black (Dec 18). Part Customs label in green at left (the sender was mailing dried butterflies 'papillons sêches'). An exceptional and rare usage from the Prussak correspondence. Yvert = € 900 for the Airmail stamp alone.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1461 French Guyana

    French Guyana, St. Laurent Du Maroni-Cayenne-Inini Route 1921 (Sept): TAG 75 c. black on grey, a fine and frsh used example, with fair to good margins all round, cancelled by large part oval Control cachet of St. Laurent Du Maroni in black. Scarce and fine stamp. Yvert = € 1'200.
    Starting bid : 450 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF
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