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  • Lot# : 6367 Tasmania

    Postal Fiscals 1900: 2 s. 6 d. lake, Duck-billed Platypus 3 d. chestnut, 10 s. salmon and £ 1 green & yellow, all optd. REVENUE in black, used on "Last Day" cover within Hobart, tied by 'Hobart' datestamps (Nov 30, 1900) in black. Chronically philatelic but absolutely charming usage of these rare adhesives Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3055 France

    1863/67: Laureated 40 c. orange used on 1870 cover from Alexandria to besieged Paris, neatly tied by '5080' gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds (Sept 28) and framed 'PD' below. Edge wear to cover and minor imperfections but a scarce 'tentative d'entrée' cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3166 France

    1870 (Nov 8): Ballon Monté No. 38 'Le Franklin', entire letter to Nice with 1863/67 laureated 20 c. blue tied by '2793' gros chiffres with corresponding 'Paris / Passy-Les-Paris' cds at left, reverse with 'Lyon a Avignon' TPO (Dec 8) and Nice arrival cds (Dec 9). Fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3288 French Levant

    Salonique 1868: Cover from Salonique to Turin, Italy franked by 1863/67 laureated 20 c. blue in a vertical strip of three all tied by '5095' gros chiffres with scarce ITALIE / SALONIQUE datestamp (Sept 29) alongside in black (Salles fig. 922). Framed 'PD' adjacent and reverse with Messina and Torino cds (Oct 8).
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3047 France

    1862 Type Napoleon III: Entire letter to Lunel franked by 1862 5 c. green on greenish and 1863/67 1 c. bronze on bluish single, horizontal strip of four and two horizontal strips of five all tied by '4245' gros chiffres and by 'Villefranche-S-Saône' cds (1870, Nov 28). A few minor faults but an extraordinary franking. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3167 France

    1870 (Nov 8): Ballon Monté No. 28 'Le Daguerre', entire letter to Geneva, Switzerland franked by 1863/67 laureated 30 c. brown tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Rue Lazare' despatch cds (Nov 8) alongside, framed PD in red at left. Reverse with 'Geneve' arrival cds (Nov 29). A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3054 France

    1863: Cover, some internal repairs and moronic lot number label at top, mailed from Morlaix and franked by 1862 20 c. blue and 1863/67 2 c. red-brown, Type I, in a superb block of ten (5 x 2), all tied by '2539' gros chiffres in black. Morlaix cds (Sept 8) at right. An extraordinary franking. Signed Roumet, Scheller.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3051 France

    1866: Cover from Nice to Surbiton, London franked by 1862 20 c. blue and 1863/67 4 c. grey in an irregular block of five (in a deep violet-brown shade), all tied by '2656' gros chiffres with 'Nice' cds adjacent (Dec 21). London arrival cds (Dec 23) in red on front of a delightful and extremely rare cover. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3289 French Levant

    Salonique 1868: Cover from Salonique to Livorno, Italy franked by 1862 20 c. blue and 1863/67 laureated 80 c. carmine-rose in a horizontal pair all tied by '5095' gros chiffres with scarce ITALIE / SALONIQUE datestamp (March 31) above in black (Salles fig. 922). Framed 'PD' adjacent and reverse with Messina and Livorno cds (April 5). A tad aged but scarce - the mixed issue franking representing a triple rate.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6168 Queensland

    Printed by Thomas Ham 1863/67: 6 d. yellow-green, no wmk., rough perf. 12½ x 13, a fine used example on 1865 cover to Sydney cancelled in black, interestingly addressed to: "Captain Horatio Nelson RN., on board the P&O Co. Steamer 'Northam', Sydney". Reverse with single ring SHIP LETTER / QUEENSLAND cds (June 18) and SHIP-LETTER / SYDNEY arrival cds (June 21).
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 4079 Egypt Kingdom

    1869: Mourning envelope from Alexandria to Aix, franked by single 1863/67 laureated 20 c. blue (Yvert 29) tied by '5080' gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds in black below (Sept 17). Underpaid and struck with framed 'Affranchisement / Insuffisant' in black. Carried by British ship with 'Paq. Ang. / Marseille' entry marking in red (Sept 24) and manuscript '4' décimes to pay (double the deficiency). Somewhat soiled but scarce.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3052 France

    1861 Napoleon laureated: Cover, opened for display, with embossed 'Assemblée Nationale' etiquette on reverse, mailed to Alençon with four color franking of 1863/67 1 c. bronze on green, 4 c. grey (three examples, one with contemporary scissor cut), 1871/75 Cérès 2 c. brown and 25 c. blue all tied by dotted SNA lozenge with "VERSAILLES / ASSEMBLEE-NATLE" datestamp alongside (June 24, 1873). Despite faults, a scarce cover. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3279 France

    Alexandrette 1863/67: Laureated 40 c. orange and three 80 c. carmine-rose used on 1869 cover from Marseille to Aleppo, Syria all tied by '2240' gros chiffres of despatch with Marseille cds alongside (Dec 8). French P.O. in Smyrne transit and taxed on arrival for internal delivery with Turkey Dulos Postage Due 1869 1 pi. brown and vertical pair of 5 pi. yellow-brown tied by all arabic framed ALEPPO handstamps in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 5). A rare and attractive cover that opens well for Exhibit display. Signed Calves, Pothion.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3536 Argentina

    1870: Cover endorsed 'voie de Marseille par le vapeur Poitou' franked by 1868 Rivadavia 5 c. vermilion (2) cancelled by five pointed 'star' handstamps in black with CORDOBA despatch cds below (Nov 15). Buenos Aires transit (Nov 20) and France 1863/67 laureated 80 c. carmine-rose (Yvert 32) tied by '2240' gros chiffres of Marseille with 'Plata / Marseille' entry cds adjacent (Dec 27) in red. Envelope with minor cut at lower right otherwise a fine and rare combination usage. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4080 Egypt Kingdom

    1869: Entire letter from Alexandria to Marseille with extraordinary mixed issue franking of 1853 80 c. carmine imperf., 1862 20 c. and 40 c. orange with pair of 1863/67 laureated 20 c. blue (Yvert 17+22+24+29) all tied by '5080' gros chiffres in black, 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds (April 29) and framed 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red. Framed 'PD' below and reverse with Marseille arrival cds (May 5). A charming and extremely rare four colour mixed issue franking. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4078 Egypt Kingdom

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    1868: Entire letter carried at single rate from Alexandria to Marseille with spectacular franking of 1862 1 c. olive on blued in a block of six, single 1863/67 4 c. grey, 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue (Yvert 19+27+28+29) all tied by bold strikes of '5080' gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds (March 9) and framed 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red alongside. Moronic previous lot number in black otherwise a wonderful and most probably unique franking from Egypt. Signed Brun, Jamet, Todd. Cert. Brun (2011).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF
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