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  • Lot# : 449 General Issues French Colonies

    Colonies générales 1859/65: Proof in black of the 10 c. general colonies issue. Minute water staining. Cert. Behr (2010).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 450 General Issues French Colonies

    1859/71: 10 c. brown Eagle (pair, touched at left), 1871 5 c. green Napoleon (2), and 1871 10 c. brown Cérès, all tied by black lozenge to cover from St. Denis / Réunion (cds of Dec 13, 1872 on reverse) to France, showing French transit railway marks and arrival mark of Bordeaux (Jan 11, 1873) on reverse. The 10 c. Cérès is touched and the address is partially rewritten. A unique combination of three issues in two colours to pay the 50 c. tariff towards France and a late use of the Eagle issue. Signed Calves; cert. Scheller (2010).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 451 General Issues French Colonies

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    1871/72: 40 c. orange (2), plus 1872 5 c. green and 15 c. brown, all tied by black lozenge SNG to outer letter sheet to London with cds "SENEGAL-ET-DEP St-LOUIS 23 MAI 76", framed black "P.D." and red London arrival mark (Jun 8) alongside. Small margin faults, but a very attractive three-colour presentation of the 1 fr. tariff one month before the French colonies joined the GPU. Cert. Behr (2010).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 452 General Issues French Colonies

    1892/1906: Twelve values from 1 c. to 1 fr., set lacking the 15 c. blue without the name of the colony, printed on Bristol paper; in addition six essays of the 1906 French Westafrica issue of the oil palm and Ballay motif, again without the name of the colony and partially without the face value. A very nice selection.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF
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