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  • Lot# : 497 French India

    Dutch Occupation 1691: Entire letter written in Dutch, with translated transcript in English also, writtenn from Pondichery to Cochin by Isaac van Dielen, commandant of the Malabar Coast soon after the period of Dutch Occupation (1691-1698). The letter is addressed to the Honourable Council of Police with thanks "for that which was needed for the War", whilst requesting and expecting to receive gunpowder and more ammunition together with food (30-40 pigs) and a complaint about the size of the pumpkins. Illustrated in the London Philatelist, vol. 119, page 333. The outer letter sheet sensibly rebacked for protection but early and rare.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 498 French India

    Pondichery 1786 (Feb 23): Entire letter from an Italian trader recently arrived in Pondichery from Madras, mailed back to Rome and carried by a ship from the "La Compagnie de Calonne" via the Cape to L'Orient. Reverse with Forwarding Agent notation "L'Orient le 7bre 1786 - sous couvert de votre tres humble and obedient serviteurs Blantamour Rillied & Co." in manuscript with "22" charge (bajocchi" on front panel. A very rare and early entire to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 499 French India

    British Post Office 1804 (Dec 3): Entire letter from Pondichery addressed to Captain de Havilland in Madras struck on flap with superb framed "SINGLE" in black (Hammond & Giles HG4) and watery strike of deformed framed "Post / Paid / Pondichery" in black; rated '1½' fanams in manuscript for a distance under 100 miles. Slight arricator fault but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 500 French India

    1810 (Oct 30): Entire letter from Madras to Pondichery addressed "Monsieur de Malavois, ancien commandant de Seychelles, Directeur Général of the Estates and Salt Flats in Pondichery" with fair only framed "Post Paid / St. George" (Hammond Giles type 4) in black and handstamped date "30 Oct" at right in black. Rated "1½" fanams in manuscript for inland postal rate (tariff of 1799). Illustrated in the London Philatelist, vol. 119, page 335. A rare cover.rnNote: Louis Jean Baptiste Philogene de Malavois was Commander of the Seychelles between 1789-1792.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 501 French India

    1815: Entire letter from Pondichery to Major de Havilland of the Corps of Engineers in Madras, endorsed at top "30th June" and "1½ f." (fanams) - the single letter rate for up to 100 miles. Reverse with fair oval framed "POST PAID / PONDICHERY" handstamp in black. Arricator on reverse but a scarce and very early entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 502 French India

    1827/37: Entire letters (3) all from Pondichery to France with 1827 entire to Nantes struck with "COLONIES / PAR LE HAVRE" in red, 1835 disinfected entire to Nantes (Cholera outbreak in Egypt especially at this date) struck with framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" in black and "Purifié a Marseille" in black on reverse; 1837 entire to Bordeaux with scarce entry marking "COLONIES PAR / ST. MARTIN ILE DE RÉ" in black. An attractive trio.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 503 French India

    Pondichery 1826 (Oct 30): Cover to the Danish Settlement at Tranquebar, endorsed at top "Post Paid / A 4" in manuscript (prepaid 4 annas on despatch), struck on reverse with fine framed "PONDICHERRY / POST PAID" despatch handstamp in red (Hammond Giles type 5). Illustrated in the London Philatelist, vol. 119, page 336. Addressee's name carefully excised, a rare and early cover to this Danish settlement, eventually purchased by the British in 1845.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 504 French India

    1836 (Jan 30): Entire letter from Pondichery to Bordeaux, endorsed "operation Clorinde" and carried on private ship "Mary Ami" , mailed via England (June 10) with framed "INDIA LETTER / PORTSMOUTH" in black (Robertson fig. In3) and rated (for a 20 gram letter) with notation "5/10d." to pay (India Ship 4d. + Portsmouth - London at triple rate 2s. + London-Calais 3s. 6d. = 5/10d.). Struck with circular "Angleterre Par Calais" in red and Bordeaux arrival (June 14) on reverse. A scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 505 French India

    1836 (Aug 16): Entire letter from Pondichery to London, endorsed "By first Opportunity", with exceptional "PONDICHERRY / POST PAID" handstamp in red (H.Giles Type 5), and superb "OUT STATION / MADRAS / SHIP LETTER" in black (Aug 19) with manuscript above "Ship 4A, Inland to Madras 5A". On arrival struck with framed "INDIA LETTER / LIVERPOOL" in black (Robertson fig. In2) and thence forwarded in London with manuscript "Achéminée par vos dévoués Ch. Devaux & Co., Londres 24 Jan 1837". Calais transit and Nantes arrival (Jan 28) where charged '22' décimes due. A delightful and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 506 French India

    1839 (June 22): Entire letter from Pondichery to Nantes with reverse showing framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" despatch in red annotated "1 Rs. 5 As. Steamer and Inland Postage / Paid in India" in manuscript, superb "OUT STATION / MADRAS / SHIP LETTER" in black (June 23). Oval "INDIA" in red and rare "INDES / ALEXANDRIE" cds in black (Aug 17) and framed "Paquebots / De La Mediteranée" in red. Circular "Purifié au Lazaret au Malte" disinfection cachet and charged '17' décimes due on arrival. A superb entire with all markings very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 507 French India

    1841 (Feb 9): Entire letter from Pondichery to Singapore, sent care of Forwarding Agents "Fraser MacDonald & Co." in Calcutta, struck with framed "PONDICHERY / Bearing" handstamp in black (March 27) and rated "14 Annas" in manuscript, with two Madras 'GPO' handstamps in red (March 27), endorsed by ship "Falcon" from Madras to Calcutta. Some acid ink imperfections but a scarce entire that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 508 French India

    1842: Entire letter from Pondichery to Bordeaux, endorsed "By Steamer via Suez & Marseille" struck with framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" handstamp in red (Sept 18) and rated "14 Annas" in manuscript, with "Steamer and Inland p.p. in India" alongside, carried on East India Co. "Cleopatra" via Suez, struck with oval framed "INDIA" and "Paquebots / de la / Mediterranée" in red; thence via Malta on P&O "Great Liverpool" and the "HMS Polythemus" to Marseille. Rated '19' décime due on arrival (Nov 6). An attractive entire that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 509 French India

    1842: Entire letter from Pondichery to Bordeaux, endorsed "Per Overland Express via Marseille" struck with framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" handstamp in red (Dec 24) and rated "1r. 3 Annas" in manuscript (above 1 tola), with "Steamer and Inland paid in India" alongside and "Express Postage 8 annas" (to Bombay), carried from Madras to Bombay at express rate and then on East India Co. "Cleopatra" via Suez, struck with oval framed "INDIA" and small cartridge "Paquebots / de la / Mediterranée" in red; thence via Malta on P&O "Orient" and the "HMS Prometheus" to Marseille. Rated '19' décime due on arrival (Nov 6). An attractive entire that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 510 French India

    1844 (Aug 21): Entire letter from Batavia to Bordeaux via Pondichery, with reverse showing sender's cachet "L. Reglinger / Dummler & Co.", forwarded  with oval "AMALRIC & CIE / acheminée par / PONDICHERY" cachet in black and again forwarded in India with delightful oval "Ritchie Stuart & Co. / Received 23.9 / Forwarded 11.10 / Bombay" Forwarding Agent's cachet in black. Carried by East India Co. steamer "Victoria" from Bombay to Suez. Endorsed on obverse "p. Steamer via Maurice" (Mauritius) with Marseille entry marking in red. Charged for double rate at "24" décimes in manuscript (Nov 5). A rare double Agent entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 511 French India

    1846: Entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed "p. Steamer via Bombay, Suez & Marseille" struck with superb framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" datestamp (May 10) in red with "Paid 10a." inserted in manuscript. Curved INDIA PAID in red (1s.) and carried from Bombay (May 20) by East India Co. steamer "Victoria" to Alexandria, thence on the "Iberia" to Malta and "HMS Flamer" to Marseille. Circular "INDES OR. / MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (June 29). Charged '19' décimes due incl. the 1 décime 'voie de mer' charge. All marks unusually superb.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 512 French India

    1853 (June 2): Entire letter to Nantes endorsed "per Steamer via Suez & Marseille" struck framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" datestamp (June 3) in red with "1a." inserted in manuscript for rate to Madras (backstamped June 7). Curved INDIA PAID in red (1s. in manuscript). Carried on the "Hindostan" from Galle to Suez and on the "Caire" from Alexandria to Marseille where struck with "INDES OR. / MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (July 17) and charged '10' décimes due on receipt.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 513 French India

    1855: Prepaid entire letter to Bordeaux struck with superb "BUREAU DE PONDICHERY" despatch cds in black (June 20) with '30' décime rate on reverse in manuscript and red 'PD' on obverse. 'Sealed Bag' system through British Post, carried by P&O "Oriental" to Suez and "Valetta" from Alexandria to Marseille with "Colonies Fr. V. Suez" entry marking in red (July 31) with Bordeaux arrival (Aug 2). Slight soiling but scarce.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 514 French India

    1861: Entire letter to Bordeaux with "Bureau de Pondichery" cds of despatch (May 11) in black, carried from Madras on the P&O "Simla" to Galle and Suez, and thence on the "Massilia" from Alexandria to Marseille with "Col Fra. / Suez Amb. C." entry marking in red (June 12). Mis-routed to Perpignan and La Junquera and taxed "4Rs." in black in Spain and returned to Bordeaux (June 14) with "6" décimes in manuscript charged on reverse. An unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 515 French India

    1866 (July 7): Unpaid entire letter from Pondichery to Ostende, Belgium endorsed "via Marseilles", struck on despatch with "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds in black. Carried by the French steamer "Eurymanthe" to Galle, thence by the "Donnai" to Suez, and the "Peluse" to Marseille. Struck in Marseille with rare usage of framed "F. / 26" Convention handstamp in black (Salles fig. 3162, Van der Linden fig. 1156). Ostende arrival cds (Aug 9) in black on reverse and charged '10' décimes due. Small imperfections but a rare entire to a most unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 516 French India

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    1866 (Aug 17): Unpaid entire letter from Pondichery to London endorsed "par Bombay Steamer", struck on despatch with "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds in black, struck presumably in Bombay with rare usage of framed "FR. / 2F 55c." Accountancy handstamp in black (Salles fig. 3092, Van der Linden fig. 1270). Carried by the P&O steamer "Delhi" from Bombay to Suez and thence on the "Masilia" from Alexandria with entry marking in red (Sept 18), charged "6" pence due on arrival in London (Sept 21). A rare and fine entire. Cert. RPSL (2007).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 517 French India

    1874 (Aug 1): Entire letter from Marseille addressed to the Captain of the ship "Comeille" to the care of a Forwarding Agent in Pondichery, redirected to the ship "Determine" at Chittagong, reverse showing British PONDICHERRY cds (Sept 29) and framed "UNPAID / SORTING" and "POSTAGE DUE / 1 ANNA", thence to Sholapore (Oct 3), Hooghly (Oct 7) and Chittagong (Oct 10). An unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 518 French India

    Chandernagor 1770 (March 1): Entire letter from the small settlement of Chandernagor to "Commissaire de Marine pour la Compagnie" (Compagnie des Indes) in L'Orient, endorsed at top "par le vaisseau Le Gange" at upper left. An early and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 519 French India

    Chandernagor 1797 (Oct 20): Entire letter from Calcutta to Chandernagor (under British Occupation) struck on reverse with oval Calcutta "G.P.O. / Oct. '20' / Pt. Pd. 1" manuscript filled datestamp in black at 1 anna rate. Chandernagor was occupied by the British between 1793-1802 due to the Napoleonic Wars.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 520 French India

    Chandernagor 1826: Entire letter from Chandernagor to Harrah via Kishnagore, struck on reverse with oval "CHANDERNAGORE / POST / OFFICE" handstamp in black with manuscript date (May 23) alongside (Hammond Giles type 1). Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 521 French India

    Chandernagor 1827 (Feb 9): Entire letter from Kedgree on the Hooghly River to Chandernagor from a ship's Captain awaiting favourable winds to sail, struck on reverse with fine oval "KEDGREE / POST OFFICE" handstamp (Feb 13) in black (Hammond Hiles type 2), oval "G.P.O. / Pt. Pad." handstamp in black (Feb 14) and framed "CALCUTTA / G.P.O. / in red and rated at "5" annas in manuscript. A fine and appealing entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 522 French India

    Karikal 1842: Incoming entire letter with superb strike of framed "PENANG / Paid" datestamp (Proud PS6) in red (July 18) and rated at "4 annas" in manuscript (internal fee), with equally fine and scarce framed "MADRAS / SHIP LETTER / Bearing" in black (Sept 23) with manuscript "3 annas + 2 inland" and framed "KARICAL / Bearing" arrival (Sept 26) in black. An exceptional and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 523 French India

    1845: Entire letter from Karikal to Paris endorsed "Par Bombay, Suez, Alexandrie & Marseille", struck on despatch with fine framed "KARICAL / 19 January 45 / Paid" handstamp in red with rate "8 As. Steam Postage / 5 As. to Bombay" inserted. Circular "INDES OR. / MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (March 3) and rated '20' décimes due to pay. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 1952.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 524 French India

    Karikal 1861: Prepaid cover to Nantes endorsed "via Suez" with fine strike of circular "BUREAU DE KARIKAL" datestamp (July 17) in black (the first datestamp employed, in use for less than two years). Framed 'PD' in red, circular "COL FRANCE V SUEZ / 1" datestamp (Aug 22) in red (Salles fig. 1851) alongside applied on arrival. Carried to Galle to connect with P&O "Nubia" to Suez, thence on the "Vectis" from Alexandria to Marseille. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 525 French India

    Mahé 1843 (Aug 16): Entire letter from Mahé to Bordeaux endorsed "voie d'Egypte & Marseille", with framed "TELLICHERY / Paid" handstamp (Aug 17) in oxidised red with manuscript "4 annas, Steam Postage 9 annas = 13 annas", and struck with framed oval "INDIA" in red; carried on East India Co. "Cleopatra" and thence on the French "Lycurgue" to Malta (where disinfected with "Purifié au Lazaret au Malte" in black) and thence on the "Alecto" to Marseille with red "Indes Or. / Marseille" entry mark (Oct 19). Rated '19' décime due on arrival (Oct 22). A scarce and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 526 French India

    Yanaoun 1862 (Sept 15): Entire letter from YANAOUN, French India, a small French settlement without a Post Office, mailed to Bordeaux, passed to the British Post Office at "INGERAM" with double arc cds in black (Sept 18) on reverse and curved INDIA UNPAID applied. Accountancy marking "GB / 1F 62 4/10" in blue (Salles fig. 3049) and framed INDIA UNPAID struck in Bombay, thence by P&O steamer "Malta" to Suez and "Talazac" from Alexandria to Marseille (Oct 19) and charged '9' décimes due. Somewhat aged but a rare entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 527 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 20 c. blue, a single example paying the Military concession rate to Toulon, France addressed to the 'Artillerie de la Marine', cancelled by 81 dot diamond lozenge in black with "ETABS. FR. DE L'INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds and octagonal "CORR. D'ARM. / PONDICHERY" in blue (March 9) and framed 'PD' adjacent. Carried by the "Cambodge" from Galle to Suez and the "Said" to Marseille. Reverse with Toulon arrival (April 8). Small imperfections but rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 528 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 40 c. vermilion, a used vertical pair tied to 1864 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "p. Steamer via Suez & Marseille", tied by oval firm's chop in blue (Almeric & Co.) and diamond of 81 dots in black, with red framed 'PD' adjacent. Fine strike of "ETABS. FR. DE L'INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds (Aug 25) in black at left. Carried on British P&O packet "Simla" to Suez via Aden and on the "Auxine" from Alexandria with entry marking in Marseille (Sept 26) in red. Scarce cover. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 529 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 40 c. vermilion and 80 c. carmine tied to 1865 entire letter to London endorsed "via Suez" tied by diamond of 81 dots in black, with red framed 'PD' below. Fine strike of "ETABS. FR. DE L'INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds (Dec 22) in black at right and 'London / Paid' arrival in red (Jan 20). Some discolouration to the 40 centime but a scarce usage to Great Britain.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 530 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 20 c. blue (2) and 40 c. vermilion (2), tied to 1866 cover to Langnau, Switzerland endorsed "p. Messageries Impériale", tied by diamond of 81 dots in black, with red framed 'PD' above. "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds (Aug 7) in black. Carried by the French steamer "Eurymanthe" to Galle and the "Alphee" to Suez; entry marking in Marseille (Sept 3) in red. Pontarlier-Berne TPO on reverse of a scarce cover to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 531 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 40 c. vermilion and 80 c. carmine, close to good margins all round, used on 1869 cover to London tied by bold strikes of the dotted lozenge in black. "ETABS. FR. DE L'INDE / PONDICHERY" cds below (April 10) in black with framed 'PD' in red. Carried on French steamer "Donnai" from Galle to Suez and the "Peluse" from Alexandria to Marseille (May 5) with London arrival (May 8) in red. A fine and attractive cover. Signed Dillemann.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 532 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 20 c. blue and 40 c. vermilion used on 1869 entire letter to Bordeaux tied by neat strikes of the 81 dot diamond lozenge in black with "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds (June 4) in black below and red 'PD'. Carried by French steamer "Meinam" to Galle where collected by the "Impératrice" for the journey to Suez. Octagonal "ET. FR. INDE. V.S. / AMB MARS" entry marking in red (July 2). A fine and attractive entire. Signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 533 French India

    1859/65: Eagle 80 c. carmine in a horizontal strip of three, close to good margins all round, used on 1871 double rate cover to Bordeaux endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by dotted "INDE" lozenge in black. "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds below (Sept 8) in black and red 'PD' alongside. Marseille entry marking in red on obverse and arrival (Oct 7) in black on reverse. Arricator at left otherwise a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 534 French India

    1871: Cérès 20 c. blue (2) flanking 40 c. orange, close to large margins all round, used on 1871 entire letter endorsed "Mauritius via Aden" tied by dotted "INDE" lozenge in black. "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds alongside (Dec 31) in black and red 'PD'. Carried on the French steamer "Donnai" from Galle to Aden and thence on the "Danube" to Mauritius. Reverse with fair 'Ligne T' cds (Feb 4) and Mauritius arrival (Feb 20) in blue. A charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 535 French India

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    1871/72: 80 c. rose, a horizontal strip of three used on 1873 double rate cover to Bordeaux endorsed "via Brindisi" cancelled by dotted "INDE" lozenge in black. "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds below (March 14) in black and red 'PD' alongside. Carried on the P&O steamer "Peshawar" from Bombay to to Suez, with "Col. Fr. V. Brind / A. Mod" transit in red and arrival ((April 7) on reverse. A charming cover. Signed Calves. Cert. Roumet (2009)
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 536 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 2 c. olive-green, a sheet marginal horizontal strip of three used on 1874 large part of the Pondichéry, Coconada and Masulipatam "Commercial Revue", locally used and tied by two strikes of "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds in black (June 11). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 537 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 30 c. brown in a horizontal strip of three, ample to large margins all round, used on 1876 entire letter fro. Pondichery to Marseille endorsed "Par Bombay & Brindisi" tied by dotted lozene in black. "Indie / Pondichery" despatch cds belwo (April 14) and circular "Col. Fr. V. Brind / A. Mod" in red (May 5) applied on arrival in Marseille. A rare 90 centime rate and a most attractive franking in the foremost quality. Signed Dillemann.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 538 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 80 c. carmine, a fine used example with large margins all round on 1876 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "via Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds (Dec 1) in black. Repeated strike adjacent and carried on P&O steamer "Nepaul" with fine "Col. Fr. V. Brind" / A. Mod" transit in red (Dec 22). A scarce and most attractive entire. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 539 French India

    1872/77: Type Sage 40 c. orange-red, a fine used horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, on 1877 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "via Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds (Nov 1) in black. Repeated strike adjacent and carried on P&O steamer "Khiva" from Bombay to Suez, with "Col. Fr. V. Brind" / A. Mod" transit in red (Nov 22). A most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 540 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 1 c. olive-green in a horizointal strip of three and single 15 c. bistre, with good to large margins all round, used on Coconada "Revue Commerciale" Newspaper mailed to Dunkerque tied by neat strikes of "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps in black (May 11); paying the 18 c. rate by British packet. Carried from Bombay by P&O "Kashgar" to Suez. Poor strike of "Col. Fr. V Suez Alexandrie" in red and thence from Alexandria on the "Pera" to Brindisi. Reverse with Paris and Dunkerque (June 6) cds's. A magnificent and very rare usage. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 541 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 5 c. green on blued, 10 c. brown on rose and Type Sage 20 c. lilac brown on yellowish, just shaved to large margins, used on 1878 entire letter endorsed "Via Brindisi" to Bordeaux, tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds's (Sept 3) in black. Repeated strike adjacent and carried on P&O steamer "Nepaul" from Bombay to Suez, with "Col. Fr. V. Brind" / A. Mod" transit in red (Sept 24). A most attractive mixed issue franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 542 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 10 c. brown on rose and 25 c. blue, just shaved to large margins, used on 1879 entire letter endorsed "Via Bombay & Aden" to Port Louis, Mauritius tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps (Oct 16) in black. Carried on the P&O steamer "Lombardy" to Aden and thence on the French "Dupleix" to Mauriitius with arrival cds (Nov 13) in blue on reverse. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 543 French India

    1872/7: Cérès 5 c. green on bluish, a horizontal pair and a horizontal strip of three, large to just shaved margins, the multiples being in differing shades, used on 1880 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" datestamps (March 3) in black. Carried on P&O steamer "Mongolia" to Suez. Reverse with Bordeaux arrival cds (March 24). An unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 544 French India

    1872/79: General Issue Cérès 5 c. green on blued and Type Sage 20 c. brown-lilac on straw, 5 c. very fine, the 20 c. touched at left, used on 1880 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "per Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps (May 5). Carried on P&O "Venetia" to Alexandria and the "Siam" from Alexandria to Marseille with arrival cds on reverse (May 25). A fresh and attractive entire. Signed Baudot.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 545 French India

    1877/79: General Issue Type Sage 25 c. ultramarine, a fine large margined example, used on 1880 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "per Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps (July 13). Carried on P&O "Surat" from Alexandria to Marseille with arrival cds on reverse (Aug 8). A fresh and fine entire. Signed Georges Lamy.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 546 French India

    1878/80: Type Sage 35 c. blackish violet on yellow, clear to fine margins all round, used on 1881 entire letter endorsed "Via Bombay" to Mauritius tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps (March 7) in blue. Carried on the P&O steamer "Surat" to Aden and thence on the French "Dupleix" to Mauritius with arrival cds (April 1) in black on reverse. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 547 French India

    1872/77: Cérès 15 c. bistre and Type Sage 35 c. blackish violet on yellow, just shaved to large margins, used on 1882 registered  entire letter endorsed "Via Brindisi" to Bordeaux, tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds (Jan 29) in black. Repeated strike adjacent and carried on P&O steamer "Peshawur" from Bombay to Suez, with "Col. Fr. V. Brind" / A. Mod" transit in red and arrival (Feb 20) on reverse. A most attractive mixed issue franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 548 French India

    British P.O. 1855: India ½ a. pale blue, Die III (Gi 8), a fine four margined example used on 1856 entire letter from Pondichery to Madras tied by dotted lozenge in black. Franked at ½ anna for ¼ tola weight (2½ - 3 grams), reverse with framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" datestamp (Feb 25) with Madras 'GPO' arrival of the following day both in red. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 549 French India

    1854/55: India 4 a. blue & red, Head Die III, Frame Die I (Gi 21a), two cut to shape examples used on 1856 entire letter from Pondichery (Aug 11) to Singapore (addressed to the Captain of the French ship "Rose Marie Louise") endorsed "per steamer via Madras", tied by "C / 111" obliterators in black, with "Madras / GPO" transit in red at left and curved "INDIA PAID" with manuscript "6d." inserted in red ink for credit to British P.O. Carried on the "Nubia" to Galle and thence on the "Bentinck" to Singapore (Sept 19). Imperfections but rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 23,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 550 French India

    British P.O. 1856/64: India ½ a. blue (Gi 37), a used block of six (2 x 3) tied to 1858 cover from Pondichery to the Captain of the "Berthe" in Gobalpur tied by bold strikes of "C / 111" obliterators in black. Reverse with boxed Pondichery despatch (Nov 9), Madras transit cds (Nov 12) and framed Gopalpore arrival (Nov 20) all in red. File fold away from the adhesives, a charming and scarce cover paying the 1½ tola (~16 grams) rate.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 551 French India

    British P.O. 1855: India 4 a. black on blue glazed paper (Gi. 35) used on 9 August 1859 entire letter from Pondichery to Port Louis, Mauritius endorsed "via Madras & Aden", tied by "C / 111" obliterator in black. Struck in transit at Madras with curved "INDIA PAID" and carried the "Simla" from Madras to Aden and thence on the "Benares" via Seychelles to Mauritius with oval "PACKET LETTER / MAURITIUS" on reverse in black (Sept 15). Manuscript "4" denoting the credit to the British Post Office. Despite the red arricators a very scarce fully paid entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 552 French India

    1854/55: India 4 a. blue & red, Head Die III, Frame Die II (Gi 23), two cut to shape examples used on 1860 entire letter from Pondichery (Jan 11) to Port Louis, Mauritius endorsed "steamer via Aden", tied by "C / 111" obliterators in black, with curved "INDIA PAID" with manuscript "6d." inserted in red ink for credit to British P.O. struck at Madras. Further '4' pence British credit in red manuscript alongside. Carried on the "Bentinck" from Madras to Galle and P&O "Emue" from Aden to destination. Revrse with "Pondicherry" British cds in red-brown and "GPO / Mauritius" arrival (Feb 15). Imperfections and arricators but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 17,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 553 French India

    Incoming Mail 1855/57: Great Britain 1 s. green (Gi. 72), a single example used on 1861 cover from London Pondichery endorsed "pr. Str. via Marseille", tied by "London EC / 90" duplex in black (March 26). A very scarce destination for British mail at this period.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 554 French India

    British P.O. 1865: India ½ a. pale blue in a horizontal pair and single 1 a. brown (Gi 55+58) used on 1865 underpaid cover to Mauritius endorsed "Pr. Mata Bula via Tranquebar", tied by "PONDICHERRY / 111" duplex (Sept 28). Reverse with Cuddalore datestamp of transit (Sept 29), Tranquebar transit cds (Oct 6) and Mauritius arrival cds (Nov 22) in blue where charged due with fine "6d. / TO PAY" in blue. A scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 555 French India

    British P.O. 1865: India 4 a. green (Gi. 64) used on 1866 entire letter underpaid to London endorsed "pr. Steamer via Suez, via Marseille", tied by "Pondichery / 111" duplex in black (July 25) with "Pondicherry" cds at right of the same day. Short paid 2 annas 8 pies, and struck with framed "INSUFFICIENT" in black. Madras transit and thence carried on the P&O steamer "Simla" to Galle and Suez. On arrival in London (Aug 27) struck with circular "MORE / TO / PAY" in black and charged "10" pence due to pay. Minor wear but a most attractive and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 556 French India

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    British P.O. 1865: India 1 a. brown, two horizontal strips of four (Gi. 58) and, as seals on reverse pair 8 p. purple (Gi 56) torn on opening but intact, used on 1868 entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed "per Express via Bombay", tied by "Pondichery / 111" duplexes in black (March 2). Curved "INDIA PAID" and 'PD' in red applied in Madras. Reverse with Bangalore octagonal transit in blue confirming the Express rate. From Bombay carried by P&O Steamer "Delhi" to Suez and thence on the "Tanjore" to Marseille. Bordeaux arrival on reverse (April 6). A remarkable Express cover and very rare. Cert. E. Diena (1989).rnNote: Franked at 9 annas 4 pies. 5 a. 4 p. for a letter under ¼ ounce + 4 a. Express fee.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 557 French India

    British P.O. 1865: India 2 a. orange and 1866 4 a. green (Gi. 62+69) used on 1869 entire letter to London paying the ½ ounce rate, tied by "Pondichery / 111" duplex in black (Feb 21). Curved "INDIA PAID" in red applied in Madras alongside. Carried by rail to Bombay (Feb 27) to connect with P&O "Travancore" to Suez, thence on the "Poonah" from Alexandria to Southampton via Malta. 'London / Paid' arrival in red (March 31). A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 558 French India

    British P.O. 1869: Cover from Pondichery to Orleans, France struck with scarce triangular unpaid marking of the British Post Office at Pondichery  "23 / 7 69 / PONDICHERRY" in black with Accountancy marking "GB / 1F 66c." applied in Bombay. Carried on the P&O Steamer "Nubia" to Aden and thence by the "Bangalore" from Alexandria to Marseilles (Aug 23). Charged '30' décimes due on arrival for a weight up to 10 grams. Six further datestamps on reverse, some peripheral envelope imperfections and red arricator but rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 559 French India

    British P.O. 1865: India 8 p. mauve and 1866 4 a. green (Gi. 57+69) used on 1869 entire letter to London paying the ½ ounce rate, tied by "Pondichery / 111" duplex in black (Oct 10). Carried by rail to Bombay (Oct 17) to connect with P&O "Behar" to Suez, thence on the "Delhi" from Alexandria to Marseille. 'London / Paid' arrival in red (Nov 15). A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 560 French India

    1865: India 1865 ½ a. blue (Gi. 54) used on 1870 cover to Mauritius endorsed "via Tranquebar" tied by "Pondicherry / 111" duplex (July 15) in black. "Tranquebar" transit in red above (July 16) and struck oin arrival with fine "6d. / TO PAY" in blue. Reverse with Mauritius arrival (Aug 22) in blue. Small acid ink fault but an attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 561 French India

    British P.O. 1867: India 6 a. 8 p. slate (Gi. 72), a used example on 1873 entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed "via Brindisi" tied by sender's chop in blue and "PONDICHERRY / 111" duplex in black (May 2). Carried by train from Madras to Bombay with 'Madras Frontier' TPO in black and thence on P&O steamer "Ceylon" to Aden with oval "Sea Post Office" datestamp on reverse; thence on the "Orissa" to Suez. Bordeaux arrival (May 23) on reverse of an attractive single franking.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 562 French India

    1866: India 4 a. green (Gi. 69), a horizontal pair used on 1874 entire letter to Muaritius endorsed "via Bombay & Aden" tied by bold "PONDICHERRY / M19" duplex in black (Sept 1). Carried by Train from Madras to Sholapore (Sept 3) and Bombay (Sept 4). Thence by P&O steamer "Sumatra" to Aden (Sept 12) and the French steamer "Godavery" via Mahe and Réunion to Mauritius (Sept 30). A charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 563 French India

    1866: India 4 a. green (Gi. 69) used with 1865 ½ a. blue and 2 a. orange (Gi 55+62+69) used on 1875 cover to Marseille endorsed "via Brindisi", tied by "PONDICHERRY / M19" duplexes in black (March 25) paying the under ¼ ounce rate. Black "PD" alongside and carried via Sholapore (March 28) to Bombay (March 29). Thence on the P&O steamer "Deccan" with "Sea / Post Office / C" cds of the same day to Suey and the "Malwa" to Alexandria and "Malta" to Brindisi. Small imperfections but an unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 564 French India

    British P.O. 1899: 2 a. 6 p. orange-yellow postal stationery envelope, a fine used example cancelled by bold "PONDICHERRY" cds (Aug 1, 1899), addressed to Noumea, New Caledonia. Carried on the P&O Steamer "Australia" to Colombo (Aug 11) and thence via Sydney (Aug 22). A most unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 565 French India

    Chandernagor 1877/79: Type Sage 25 c. ultramarine, a used example with clear to large margins all round, on 1880 entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed "Via Bombay & Brindisi" tied by faint "INDE / CHANDERNAGOR" cds (April 28) with superb strike alongside in blue. Carried on the P&O "Verona" from Bombay to Suez with "Col Fr. V. Brind / A Mod" transit (May 18) in red. Bordeaux arrival cds on reverse of a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 566 French India

    Chandernagor 1881: Dubois 10 c. black on lilac and 15 c. blue, tied to 1885 cover to Marseille endorsed "Via Bombay & Brindisi", by "INDE / CHANDERNAGOR" cds with information strike below (April 14) in black. Carried on the P&O steamer "Nizam" from Bombay to Suez and the "Mongolia" from Alexandria. File fold at left well away from adhesives biut a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 567 French India

    Chandernagor 1872/77: Cérès 10 c. brown on rose, a horizontal pair just touched at base otherwise fine, used with Dubois 1881 5 c. green on greenish, tied to 1881 cover to Bordeaux endorsed "Via Bombay & Brindisi", by "INDE / CHANDERNAGOR" cds's with information strike below (Aug 8) in blue. Carried on the P&O steamer "Thibet" from Bombay to Suez and the "Rohilla" to Alexandria. Signed Calves, Jamet, Georges Lamy.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 568 French India

    Chandernagor 1877/79: France General Issue Type Sage 25 c. ultramarine, a four margin example, used on 1885 cover to Paris, boldly tied (and accepted) by the British Post Office "C-12" obliterator (sub-Office No. 10 of Chandernagor, branch office 3). Circular "Chandernagore" despatch cds adjacent (Oct 6) in black. Carried on the P&O "Valetta" from Bombay (Oct 9) to Suez with "Sea Post Office / F"" datestamp on reverse, thence via Brindisi with "Chambery a Macon" datestamp of transit (Oct 26). Rare and very fine cover, a possibly unique usage. Signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 569 French India

    Chandernagor 1892: Inde 1 c. black (2), 2 c. brown on yellow pair, 4 c. lila-brown on grey, 5 c. green, 10 c. black on lilac pair and 15 c. blue all used on 1895 registered cover to Brussels tied by "INDE / CHANDERNAGOR" cds's (April 24). Carried from Bombay on the P&O steamer "Thames" to Aden and Brindisi with 'Modane a Paris' TPO in red (May 11) in red. An attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 570 French India

    1900/07: Type Sage 10 c. red used on 1914 cover to Susa, Italy tied by "CHANDERNAGOR / INDE" cds (Jan 15) in black. Underpaid and taxed on arrival with Italy Postage Due 30 c. tied by "Susa / Torino" cds (Jan 30).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 571 French India

    Karikal 1892: Inde 15 c. blue on greenish postal stationery envelope used to Lucerne with 1892 1 c. black, 2 c. brown on yellow pair, and 5 c. green on greenish all tied by frame of dots "INDE" handstamps in black. "INDE / KARIKAL" cds below (Jan 4, 1899). Caried on P&O Steamer "Clyde" from Bombay to Brindisi with Lucerne arrival cds (Jan 21) on reverse of an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 572 French India

    Karikal 1912: French Indian Settlements 10 c. stationery card, a used example from Karikal to New York, cancelled "INDE / KARIKAL" cds (Aug 27). The reverse with delightfil hand-drawn "Vue de Karikal" in pen signed and dated at base. Most unusual and attractive.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 573 French India

    Karikal 1856/64: India 1 a. blue (Gi. 37), a single example used on 1859 cover from Karikal to Pondichery tied by bold strike of "C / 147" obliterator in black. Reverse with "KARRICAL" cds of despatch in red (Aug 5) and Pondichery arrival (Aug 6) cds. A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 574 French India

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    Mahé 1867: Incoming prepaid cover from Amsterdam to Mahé, Côte de Malabar endorsed "via Marseilles, Suez par mail anglaise", with Amsterdam despatch cds in red (April 18) and framed "FRANCO" and "P.P." in black; thence via Paris and Marseille. Carried on the P&O steamer "Madras" from Suez to Bombay (arrived May 11). Struck on arrival with superb strike of "INDE / MAHÉ" cds in black (May 17). Rare and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (2007).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 575 French India

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    Mahé 1872/77: Cérès 5 c. green on blued and 25 c. blue in a horizontal strip of three, used on 1875 cover from Pondichery endorsed "via Alexandria" to Mâcon, France tied by three superb strikes of the lozenge of dots and fine "INDE / MAHE" circular datestamp (Sept 13) all in red. Carried from Bombay on P&O steamer "Mongolia" via Aden to Suez, with oxidised "Paq. Angl. / Alexandrie" transit datestamps on obverse (Oct 2) in red and reverse with arrival cds (Oct 12). A very rare cover. Signed Brun, Roumet. Cert. Behr (2007).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 576 French India

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    Mahé 1872/77: General Issue Cérès 10 c. brown on rose, a horizontal pair, margins shaved to fine, used on 1879 Formula card to Bordeaux tied by "INDE / MAHÉ" cds (Jan 2) and carried to Bombay to connect with the P&O "Sumatra" via Aden to Suez (Jan 18). From Alexandria, carried on the "Ceylon" to Brindisi and thence by rail with Bordeaux arrival (Jan 26) on reverse. An unusual usage from this small Settlement. Cert. RPSL (2009).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 577 French India

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    Mahé 1856/64: India 4 a. grey-black and 1865 8 p. purple (Gi. 46+56) used on 1865 cover from Mahé to Bordeaux cancelled by three strikes of the rare diamond grill handstamp in blue with sender's cachet "Ed. Baudry & Cia. / Mahe / Malabar Coast" at left. Mailed via Tellicherry with double arc datestamp on reverse in red (Nov 3) and thence to Madras where mailed via the French steamer "Meinam", and from Galle aboard the "Cambodge" to Suez. Circular Marseille entry marking on obverse (Dec 4). A fine and very rare cover from this small settlement. Cert. RPSL (2009).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 578 French India

    Mahe 1865: India ½ a. blue, Die I (Gi 54), a used vertical pair and a block of fourteen (7 x 2) used on reverse of 1872 cover to Bordeaux, tied by fine strikes of barred "C / 192" obliterators in black. MAHE despatch cds in red below (Oct 24), the franking correct for a ½ ounce cover for Britain but overpaid 1½ annas for France. Carried on P&O "Peshawur" fron Bombay to Suez with "Poss Angl. V. Brind / A Mod" datestamp in red on obverse (Nov 15). A charming and unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 579 French India

    Yanam 1881: French General Issues 5 c. green on greenish and 20 c. brick-red on green used on 1887 mourning envelope from Réunion addressed to the small French Settlement of Yanam, tied by St. Denis cds's in blue. Octagonal "Col. Fr. / Paq. Fr. T No. 4" in red and carried on the steamer "Sydney" to Mahé. Readdressed from Yanam to Ste. Marie, Madagascar but addressee again unfound and the cover mailed on again to Pondichery. At least eleven different cancellations, an extraordinary cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 580 French India

    Yanam 1887: India ½ a. blue-green popstal stationery envelope used to Orleansville, Algeria cancelled by "YANAM" cds (Dec 29) in black. Underpaid and struck with framed "POSTAGE DUE / 5 annas" in black with circular "T" mark at right. Taxed again on arrival in Algeria with 30 c. black pair tied by manuscript cross. Reverse of cover with nine transit or arrival (Feb 2, 1888) datestamps. An unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 581 French India

    Yanam 1895: India ½ a. green postal stationery envelope used with "YANAM" squared circle to Pondichery, and 1 a. on 1½ a. blue postal stationery card, corner nick, similarly cancelled YANAM mailed to Berne, Switzerland. The small settlement of Yanam still only holds 35'000 people and is still referred to as French Yanam. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 582 French India

    Yanaon 1881: Dubois 10 c. black on lilac postal stationery card used to Paris cancelled by very scarce "INDE / YANAON" cds in black (March 12, 1886). Carried on the P&O "Rohilla" from Bombay to Suez with fine 'Modane a Paris' TPO in red (April 4) on obverse.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 583 French India

    Yanaon 1881: Dubois 25 c. black on rose used on 1887 cover to Boulogne cancelled by very scarce "INDE / YANAON" cds in black (Oct 7) with fine information strike at left. Carried on the P&O steamer "Rosetta" from Bombay to Suez with 'Modane a Paris' TPO in red also tying the adhesive. Boulogne arrival on reverse (Oct 31). Some spotting but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF
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