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  • Lot# : 2074 French India

    Pondichery 1817 (June 1): Entire letter ex the De Havilland correspondence from Pondichery to Madras, with reverse showing undeer-inked "POST PAID / PONDICHERRY" in brown (H.Giles fig. 3) and oval Madras arrival "GPO / JU 4 / 1817" in black (H.Giles MX1). A scarce early entire.
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    Lot# : 2075 French India

    Pondicherry 1842 (Feb 17): Entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed "p. Steamer via Bombay", struck with framed "PONDICHERY / Paid" in red with manuscript "1 r. 3 a. Steam & Inland Pd in India", with oval "INDIA" in red, carried by East India Co. steamer "Victoria" from Bombay to Alexandria where framed "PAQUEBOTS / DE LA / MEDITERRANÉE" applied in red; thence via PSNC "Orient" to Malta and by "HMS Alecto" to Marseille. Bordeaux arrival (April 4) on reverse of a fine entire.
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    Lot# : 2076 French India

    Pondichery 1850 (Jan 10): Prepaid entire letter from St. Denis, Réunion to Nantes endorsed "via Suez" and carried privately with fine framed "PONDICHERY / Paid / 1 anna" handstamp (March 11) in red, via Madras where curved "INDIA PAID" applied and reverse with Madras datestamp (March 13) in red. Carried on P&O "Oriental" from Galle to Suez and thence on French steamer "Alexandre" to Marseille where "Indes Or. 2 / Marseille" struck in red (April 16) and charged '10' décimes due. A fine and unusual entire.
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    Lot# : 2077 French India

    Pondichery 1854 (Aug 5): Prepaid entire letter from Pondichery to Bordeaux endorsed "pr. Madras Steamer via Suez" with fine framed "PONDICHERY / Paid / 1½ anna" handstamp (Aug 5) in red, via Madras where curved "INDIA PAID" applied and reverse with Madras datestamp in red. Carried on P&O "Precursor" from Galle to Suez and thence on P&O "Vectis" to Marseille where "Indes Or. 2 / Marseille" struck in red and charged '30' décimes due - a triple rate as can been seen from '16' gram weight notation at left. A fine and unusual entire.
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    Lot# : 2078 French India

    Pondichery 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 lower 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.
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    Lot# : 2079 French India

    1892: Type Sage 15 c. blue & red used on 1904 cover to Cherbourg tied by framed & dotted "INDE" obliterator with "Inde / Karikal" cds (June 29) alongside in black. Cherbourg arrival on reverse. Ex collection Provera.
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    Lot# : 2080 French India

    Pondichery 1872/79: General Issue Cérès 40 c. orange pair folded around edge of cover with, on reverse, further 40 c. orange and 5 c. green pair and used on 1876 mourning envelope to Rochefort-sur-Mer all tied by lozenges of dots with "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds of despatch (Jan 7 - the week France joined the UPU) on obverse. Carried on P&O steamer "Assam" from Galle to Alexandria and the "Travancore" to Brindisi. circular "Col. Fr. V Brind / A Mod" (Jan 29) in red (Salles fig. 1893). The reverse with flap tear but a rare cover, the 90 centimes rate was only in force from January to June 1876 for mail carried by British Packets on the Brindisi route.
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    Lot# : 2081 French India

    Pondichery 1872/79: General Issue Cérès 5 c. green on blued and Type Sage 20 c. brown-lilac on straw, used on 1880 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "per Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" circular datestamps (May 5); and a similar 1881 mixed issue franking entire from same correspondence with Cérès 10 c. brown on rose and Type Sage imperforate 15 c. grey tied by "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds's in blue (May 9). A few small imperfections but an attractive pair. Both signed Baudot.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
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    Lot# : 2082 French India

    Pondichery 1872/79: General Issue Cérès 30 c. grey-brown, a horizontal pair with good margins all round, used on 1876 entire letter to Marseille tied by lozenge of dots in black with "INDE / PONDICHERY" despatch cds (Jan 23) adjacent. Carried on the French steamer "Tibre" via Galle and thence on the "Amazone" with circular "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 10" cds (Jan 27) in black (Salles fig. 1921) on reverse. A fine entire. Signed Dillemann.
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    Lot# : 2083 French India

    Pondichery 1872/77: Cérès 80 c. rose, a horizontal strip of three, margins touched to fine, used on 1873 entire letter to Nantes endorsed "voie Brindisi" tied by lozenge of dots wih "Inde / Pondichery" despatch cds (Sept 2) at left. Carried on the P&O steamer "Golconda" from Bombay via  Aden and Suez and steamer "Ceylon" from Alexandria, with circular "Col. Fr. V Brind / A Mod" (Sept 29) in red (Salles fig. 1893) and Nantes arrival of the following day on reverse. An attractive entire. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 2084 French India

    Pondichery 1872/77: Cérès 25 c. blue, two single examples with margins all round, used on 1880 entire letter to Marseille endorsed "per Bombay & Brindisi" tied by "Inde / Pondichery" despatch cds's (May 12). Carried on the P&O steamer "Mongolia" from Bombay via  Aden and Suez, with circular "Col. Fr. V Brind / A Mod" (May 31) in red (Salles fig. 1893) and arrival of the following day on reverse. An attractive entire. Signed Calves.
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    Lot# : 2085 French India

    Pondicherry 1910 (May 2): Cover and complete contents to London, written on board the French steamer "Dupleix" off the coast of Pondicherry by a Lt. Selby Smith of the 2nd. Batallion of the Rifle Brigade stationed at Fort William, Calcutta; with Pondicherry cds (May 5) on reverse and half-round "PONDICHERRY / DUE / ONE ANNA" charge mark with circular "T" alongide. Charged 2d. with Foreign Branch handstamp to pay upon arrival.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 2086 French India

    Pondichery 1831/1901: Balance of exhibit on leaves with 1831 entire from Pondichery to Auxerre mailed on arrival, 1848 entire with framed "PONDICHERY / Paid / 1 anna" handstamp in red, 1855-1862 entires with "Bureau de Pondichery" cds's, India 1854 ½ a blue single franking covers (2), 1864 entire with superb "INDE / PONDICHERY" cds in black, 1859/65 French Eagle issue covers (2) at 80 centime rates, 1873 OHMS cover with India ½ a. tied "Pondichery / 111" duplex and framed "INSUFFICIENT" in black, 1900 registered cover from sub-PO at VALLINUR, 1902 cover sent registered to French POW at Queen's Hotel in Colombo, Ceylon; 1904 registered cover to Seychelles etc. (22 items).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 2087 French India

    Pondichery 1844/1954: Collection on leaves and loose with covers/cards (89), incl. 1847 entire with fine framed "PONDICHERY / Paid / 1 anna" datestamp in red to Bordeaux, 1859 cover with India ½ a. blue used to Karikal, 1867 cover with ½ a. blue and framed "INSUFFICIENT" in black, 1899 cover franked India ½ a. green (5) to Algeria, range of late Victorian and early Edwardian postal stationery usages incl. Sub-Post Office usages in the Bazaar, the Railway Station and at Muthiyalpet, 1906 registration receipt, 1907 and 1910 cards taxed on arrival in Pondichery, 1928 Telegram form, 1942 rare part cover to New York with 2 r., 5 r. and 10 r., 1943 Free French Censored cover to Dire-Duoua etc., also some incoming mail. Condition varies but a useful group.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 2088 French India

    Pondichery 1877/1906: Group of covers/cards (12) with 1877 entire to Nantes franked Type Sage 40 c. orange-red on yellow tied "INDE-PONDICHERY" cds, 1883 entire to Mauritius with Dubois 1881 25 c. buff on yellow, 1892 registration receipt for a letter to Algeria, 1898 Inde 25 c. used on cover to Reis and redirected to Algeria, 1903 cover with Fiscal provisional 5 c. blue used to Travinh, Cochinchine (signed Calves) and a 1904 postcard to France bearing a pair of the provisional, 1905 registered / AR cover to Paris and 1906 postal stationery usage to Phnom-Penh (14 items).
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    Lot# : 2089 French India

    1907/1947: Range of covers and cards, all from Local sub-Post Offices in the Pondicherry districts, with 1904 advertising card to Ceylon and 1907 cover with 3 p. pair tied MUTHIALPET, Pondicherry Value Payable label on registered cover ex PONDICHERRY BAZAAR, 1933 cover with 1 a. 3 p. tied OLUGARI cds, 1934 9 p. green stat. card cancelled by VALLINUR cds, Karikal 1909/10 single rate and registered cover cancelled TIRUMALRAYAPATNAM, 1908 ½ a. stat. env. cancelled by fine TIRINULAR cds and a cover used in 1940 from same sub Post Office, 1929 cover franked 1 a. tied by PORAIYAR ROAD R.S. (Railway Station) cds, 1935 cover with 3 p. block of four ex KOTTUCHERI, 1939 cover with ½ a. pair tied by AMBAGARATTUR cds, 1943 cover with 9 p. tied NEDUNGADU cds, 1947 1½ a. stat env. sent registered from Chandernagore and 1916 India ¼ a. stat. card tied by bold YANAM cds. Condition variable but a scarce group (17 items).
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    Lot# : 2090 French India

    Chandernagor 1777 (Dec 15): Entire letter from Vaux-Champagne, Ardennes, France to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier, Governor and commander of the French Forces 'sur la Gange' in Chandernagor between 1767 -1778, carried outside the mails. Following the outbreak of war between France and Britain in 1778 a British force again took Chandernagor (it had been restored to France in 1763) and the Chevalier was given parole and was allowed to return to France. The entire, with an intact Crowned red wax seal on reverse, probably carried from Lorient via the Cape and Calcutta. Rare.
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    Lot# : 2091 French India

    Chandernagor 1813 (Aug 7): Entire letter from London to Calcutta and then forwarded to Chandernagor, reverse with manuscript "Forwarded by Messrs. Palmer & Compton 19th Feb 1814" in pale red ink applied in Calcutta where mailed with oval framed "G.P.O. / FEB 19-14 / Pt. Pd. 2a." manuscript filled handstamp (H.Giles fig 11) in black. Obverse shows notation of charge at lower left "1/1" referring to the Ship Letter charge. A fine and early entire.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 2092 French India

    Chandernagor 1817 (Jan 27): Entire letter from Chandernagor to Harrah endorsed "via Kishnagore" (now Krishnagiri), rated on reverse in manuscript at "2 annas" for the internal rate above 50 miles with docketing of receipt on Jan 29th. A scarce and early entire that opens well for display.
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    Lot# : 2093 French India

    Chandernagor 1833 (Aug 14): Entire letter from Chandernagor to Paris endorsed "Brougham p. Bourbon", forwarded in manuscript on reverse "Reçue et achéminée par H. Bechelé, Bourbon 17 8bre 1832", thence via the Cape to Nantes with framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" and entry cds (Feb 16, 1833) in black and rated '8' décimes due to pay in manuscript. A journey time of 188 days, a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 2094 French India

    Chandernagor 1898: India 1 a. on 1½ a. blue postal stationery card, a used example addressed to to Cayenne, Guyane Française, cancelled by "Chandernagor" cds (Nov 26) in black. "Sea Post Office / C" cds of transit and carried on the to Suez. London transt (Dec 10), thence via New York (Dec 17) to Cayenne with arrival (Jan 17, 1899). An extraordinary destination.
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    Lot# : 2095 French India

    Chandernagor 1899/1911: Small group of covers/cards (8) on exhibit leaves with 1899 Inde 10 c. card to Germany cancelled "Chandernagor / Inde" cds, 1902 inc-coming cover from Great Britain to Chandernagor franked 1 d. red wrongly taxed on arrival in India, 1903 ¼ a brown card to Mahé, 1905 French 15 c. envelope used to Lyon and a rare registered / AR usage at 40 c. to Paris and 1911 cover underpaid with India ½ a. to Colombo re-addressed to Saigon where taxed. A fine group.
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    Lot# : 2096 French India

    Karikal 1898 (April 6): Cover sent unpaid from Karikal with triangular "T" marking and "Inde / Karikal" despatch cds on obverse, carried by the "Indus" to Saigon, re-directed from Saigon (April 19) to Phnom-Penh and taxed on arrival with imperforate Postage Due 10 c. and 20 c. black pair tied by "Phnom-Penh / Cambodge" arrival cds's (April 21). Some creasing but unusual.
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    Lot# : 2097 French India

    Karikal 1931: Cover to Paris franked by 1914 Inde 25 c. black & blue tied by "INDE / KARIKAL" cds (March 31), struck with two line "ACCIDENT EN MER / CORRESPONDANCE INONDÈE" in black on arrival in Marseille due to an accident at sea en route from Alexandria to Marseille where water penentrated the No. 2 hatch on board the P&O Steamer "S.S. Kelyan". Reverse with eventual Paris arrival cds (April 30). Rare.
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    Lot# : 2098 French India

    Karikal 1859/1948: The collection on leaves and loose, with covers / cards / postal stationery and a few stamps and pieces used from Karikal, with 1859 single and double rate covers with India ½ a. blue cancelled "C/111" obliterators, 1877 cover with ½ a. blue cancelled by "6-M-21" obliterator, 1889 and 1890 Official postal stationery card in green and ¼ a. blue card used, 1892 registration receipt from French PO, later registered usages, advertising covers, Sub-Post Office usages, WWII censored mail (2), 1945 stationery cut-out used on cover, Value Payable cover with pink label. Condition varies but an unusual accumulation (80 items). 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 2099 French India

    Mahé 1880c.: India ½ a. blue postal stationery envelope, a used example to Mangalore cancelled by bold strike of experimental "MAHE / 9-M-14" duplex in black (Nov 28). Reverse with Mangalore arrival (Nov 30).
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    Lot# : 2100 French India

    Mahé 1895: India 2 a. 6 p. postal stationery envelope addressed to a Missiionary in Victoria, Cameroons, West Africa endorsed "via Brindisi & Liverpool", cancelled by MAHE cds (July 8) in black. Reverse with "Sea Post Office / A" cds (July 12) and carried from Bombay to Suez on P&O "Caledonia". London cds (July 26) of transit in red on reverse. One small worm hole. Probably written from the Basel Mission in Chombala, an extraordinary destination.
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    Lot# : 2101 French India

    Mahé 1909: India ½ a. green postal stationery envelope to the Basel German Mission at Chombala, Mahé, mailed from a passenger on the Austrian Lloyd Steamer at Trieste and cancelled by bold "KOERBER / OE. LLOYD" datestamp (Oct 11) in black. Underpaid on arrival and taxed with "Overland Postage / Due / 1 a." charge (double the internal deficiency). reverse with Suez, Calicut, Mahe and Chombala (Nov 2) cds's. Small closed tear to envelope at right but a remarkable usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 2102 French India

    Mahé 1879/1909: The selection of covers/cards from or to Mahe, with fine section addressed to or from the 'Basel German Missionary Society' in Chombala incl. 1879 ¼ a. brown card cancelled by "MAHE / 9-M-14" duplex, ¼ a. brown card with MAHE cds, 1889 1½ a. blue card from Chombala via Mahé to Germany, local incoming mail to the Mission, 1899 'On Postal Service' green cards (2), 1904 ¼ a. blue OHMS card to Chombala, 1909 French India 10 c. stationery envelope to Paris etc. Condition variable but many fine (23 items).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 2103 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 by handstruck '9' décimes due. Somewhat aged but a rare entire.
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