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  • Lot# : 1465 Madagascar

    Madagascar Railway Mail 1895/1965c.: The wonderful collection beautifully mounted on Exhibit leaves, with study of the Madagascar Railway Lines with stamps and covers showing TPO 'Convoyeur' datestamps, postcards with almost no duplication, photographs, Maps and even a 15 c. 1927/29 issue Booklet cancelled "Chemin de Fer / Mangoro" on front cover etc., the majority from the "TCE" Tananarive Eastern Coast route, with studes of the smaller lines: "MLA" (Moramanga - Lac Alaotra), "FCE" (Fianarantsoa - Manakara) and the Diego Saurez lines, the collection together with some loose items awaiting writing up. A splendid lot (390+ items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 1466 Madagascar

    French Colony 1939/42: Collection on Exhibit leaves with covers/cards (58) and stamps issued or utilised within the period, "Épreuves de Luxe" (3) for values from the 1942 (without RF) Airmail definitive issue and issued stamps for 5 fr. and 10 fr. without value tablet, 1942 Children set of three imperf. Plate Proofs in blue; all during the turbulent period when the Island was under Governor General Coppet (initially Free French, then Vichy), then Governor Cayla and finally under General Annet who surrendered the Island in November 1942 to Allied Forces; with mail by sea and air, submarine mail Censored Mail, and study of the rates of postage internally and including destinations: Egypt, France (including scarce 'Inter-Zone' mail on 80 c., 90 c. or 1 fr. 20 c. cards), Greece, India, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nossi Bé, Sénégal, South Africa, UK (with fine framed "Detained in France / During German / Occupation" in violet and another in black), USA and Zanzibar. A delightful collection and exceptional study. Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1467 Madagascar

    Inter-Zone & Red Cross Mail 1940/44: The small collection on Exhibit leaves with mail between Madagascar and Vichy France and vice-versa, with April 1941 Iris 90 c. brown card (Type 1) from Madagascar to France, 90 c. brown (Type II) used from the Vosges to Madagascar, Nov 1941 Pétain 80 c. brown card to Madagascar, 1942 and 1944 Pétain 1 fr. 20 c. brown cards to Madagascar; together with Red Cross message form unused and a used example with 'Invisible Ink' stripe in blue - these last illustrated in "The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme of the French Red Cross" by David Trapnell on pages 54 and 55. Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1468 Madagascar

    Diego Suarez: In 1942, the British High Command realised that Japan, already threatening Burma and with Japanese Battle Crusiers reported off Ceylon, could threaten the British route to India via the Cape. Madagascar and Diego Suarez, with its vital deep-water Port, were under occupation by French Vichy forces, and hence "Operation Ironclad" was arranged to secure the port of Diego Suarez, troops leaving the UK by convoy via Sierra Leone in March 1942. The Vichy forces fought against the Allies and did not capitulate, Diego Suarez feewll on 6 May 1942 but the French commander, General Annet, fought on in Madagascar until an armistice was eventually signed on the 6 November 1942. rnrn1942/43: "Operation Ironclad", the exhibit collection on leaves and loose with covers from soldiers in the convoy from Sierra Leoene and Durban (2 + a Telegram), Honour envelopes (4) and covers (2) from "Field Post Office / 226" (open 11 May 1942 in Diego Suarez after capture of Port, closed 10 June 1942), "Field Post Office / 596" covers (8) based at Diego Suarez, 'On Active Service' cover from Force 121 at Diego Suarez dated in October 1942 struck with "E.A. / APO 53" cds and violet Censor, green South African Honour envelope usage with same datestamp and violet Censor, Nov 1942 airletter from APO 59, further stampless usages from Jan 1943, July-August 1943 (5, one being a Kenya & Uganda 25 c. blue letter-card and two to UK with KUT 5 c. and 20 c. adhesives and another franked 30 c.), Xmas Greeting usage, 1944 usages from Force 121, incoming cover from India to 265 Squadron at Diego Suarez, further stamped frankings at KUT 25 c. rate to UK and Canada, Kenya and to the M.E.F; East African APO covers from APO 59 (Tananarive) one with GB/KUT mixed franking, APO 80 based at Tamatave, 1942 Airgraphs and 1944 "Salumu" Xmas Airgraph, Jan 1944 APO 64 of the 27th Northern Rhodesian Brigade, South African Brigade usages from Sakaramy (6) and Air Frop Propaganda Leaflets. A superbly reasearched and written up collection concerning a nasty 'side-show' of the Second World War (90 items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 1469 Madagascar

    1942/43: "France Libre", overprinted issue ordered on restablishment of French authority in Madagascar, the collection on Exhibit leaves with the unused and used range with multiples throughout, including 1942 3 c. blue unused (3) and rare 20 fr. bistre & blue unused signed A. and J.F. Brun (Yvert 255A= € 1'100) and used on piece with two blocks of four 20 fr. on 5 fr. (signed Calves, cert. Behr), surcharges on 1942 Airmail issue and Postage Dues with some covers; together with a small study of the 1941/44 airmail issues etc. An exceptional and most attractive collection (450+ items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1470 Madagascar

    Free French Administration 1942/45: "Type Dulac", with London issue imperforate Colour Trials in issued or unissued colours (22), "Épreuves de Luxe" for all the 14 values, plating study of the issue utilising multiples, and some covers (106 items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1471 Madagascar

    Prisoner of War Mail 1942/45: POW Mail from captured Vichy troops, the collection on leaves with rare November 1942 POW letter to France from Lieutenant de Vaisseau René Richard (commander of the Submarine "Bévéziers", sunk by depth charges in Diego Suarez harbour on 5 May 1942 by pilots from HMS Illustrious), sent from Grisedale Hall Cumberland via British Red Cross and censored in Italy in transit (rare); covers from POW Camps in Kenya holding Vichy troops at Camp 365 in Londiani (3) and two further covers together with Colin Spong's listing of known covers; Civilian Internment Camps in South Africa for detained French Vichy personnel (5) all with at least two Censors on each and covers (4) from "Forces Françaises Libération" Training Camp in Kenya franked by KUT 30 c. and 1 s. used back to Madagascar. A most interesting collection (15 items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1472 Madagascar

    Censor Markings 1942/45: The Collection and study on Exhibit leaves (160+ covers) and loose of both the British and French Civil Censorship on Madagascar from 1942 when the Allies attacked the island defended by Vichy forces under General Annet until the end of the War. The collection commences with an October 1942 cover to USA with content ex Diego Suarez, mail sent just a week after the 6 November 1942 Armistice to Mauritius, a triple Censored December 1942 cover from Soavinandriana with GB 3 d. adhesive tied by APO 59 at Tananarive, 1942/45 covers internally used and to UK, Algeria, Belgian Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, French Congo, French Guinée, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lebanon, Lourenco Marques, Marocco, Mayotte, Nigeria, Reunion, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tchad and USA, with most double Censored and many triple Censored usages. An extraordinary study with scope (or hope) for continuation. A delightful and unbelievable lot. Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL. 
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1473 Madagascar

    1944/45: "Type Dulac" overprinted, 1 fr. on 5 c. brown-olive unused (2) each with surcharge inverted variety and 1 fr. 50 c. on 10 c. lilac-rose with variety surchage double, 1944 Colonies 5 fr.+20 c. Épreuves de Luxe, 1944 Airmail 100 fr. Colour Proofs (2) in unissued colours of grey and in yellow; 1945 Dulac overprinted set of eight Épreuves de Luxe, together with multiples and some covers (80 items). Ex collection Colin Spong FRPSL.rn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF
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