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  • Lot# : 3368 Estonia

    1991/2015: Dealer's stock of unused issues in varying quantities in four large folders, containing miniature sheets, stamps and booklets in very good and fresh quality. The catalogue value has been calculated meticulously, a detailed breakdown is available with this lot, the Euro face value alone is in the region of EUR 1'000 Mi. = EUR 21'900.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3369 Finland

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    Catalogue# : U15/III+6B
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    1860: Postal stationery envelope Coat of Arms 5 kop. blue on invalidated 10 kop. rose, additional franking of ten examples 1866 Coat of Arms with Serpentine Roulette II 8 penni (strip of three, three pairs and a single adhesive, overall good quality, three stamps with perforation irregularities), all adhesives tied by small circle "WILLMANSTRAND 4/7 1868" cds's to cover to Diessbach, Canton Bern, with "AUS RUSSLAND über BÜR XI EDK.BRG / FRANCO 8 7 68" cds's in red alongside reverse with HEIDELBERG - BASEL T.P.O. and BASEL - OLTEN T.P.O. as well as Diessbach arrival cds's (10 JUL). Single rate cover to Switzerland, opened for display on three sides, the 72 p. rate is overpaid by 8 p., the postal stationery envelope was not taken into account for usages sent abroad, an attractive item. Cert. Nykvist (2003) Facit 6v1C2, SEK 26'000+ for a 72 p. rate cover to Switzerland.rnrnProvenance: Collection Silvain Wyler.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3370 Finland

    Coastal Ships - Borgå Area 1872 (Oct 5): Prepaid cover from Borgå to Helsingfors endorsed 'fco.' and 'pr. Runeberg' at top, struck with belted oval handstamp RUNEBERG / FRANKO in blue ink. Illustrated in Dr. Connell 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 110. A rare and early usage.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3371 Finland

    Coastal Ships - Helsingfors Area 1903: Lithographed 10 penni rose-red on white wove paper, perf. 11½, a used example, some contemporary creasing, on circa 1908 cover to Blåbärslanddet Island endorsed 'Angb. Svala' but cancelled by circular Ship handstamp "HOGHOLMEN / H.A.A." in blue. Opening tears in flap on reverse not affecting the appearance of a very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3372 Finland

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    Catalogue# : Connell 1
    Coastal Ships - Helsingfors Area 1903: Lithographed 10 penni rose-red on white wove paper, perf. 11½, a used example on circa 1908 cover to Blåbärslanddet Island endorsed 'Angb. Svala' and cancelled by circular Ship handstamp "SKALA / H.A.A." in blue. Edge wear to the envelope but a very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3373 Finland

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    Catalogue# : Connell 9
    Coastal Ships - Helsingfors Area 1916/38: Tickets used as Stamps, Typset 1.50 m. black on white paper, perfs. trimmed all round, a used example on 1926 cover to Nykulla carried on the S.S. Helsingfors Skärgårds, cancelled by bill of lading handstamp "Innehåll  och vigt obekant. Fri från all skada. / För lossat gods ansvaras icke. / ÅNGAREN / S/S HELSINGFORS SKÄRGÅRDS / A. F. Häggström" in blue (Contents and weight unknown. Free from all damage. No responsibility taken for discharged goods). Evidence on reverse that the envelope was glued to a large packet. Believed to be the sole example recorded.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3374 Finland

    1856/1989: Collection resp. lot with some hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, starting with coat of arms 5 K. blue on piece and 10 K. carmine horizontal pair on piece (both with certs but faulty), coat of arms 1860 to 1866 up to 1 Mk. showing various perforations, some 32 P. values of 1875, Zeppelin stamp of 1930, modern perforation varieties and at the end some sets of Aaland, good to mixed condition and quite a number of items joined by certificates or opinions, housed in one album and in two stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 3375 Finland

    1976/30c.: Collection on leaves and loose with 1876 10 p. stationery card with oval "Runeberg / Franco" cachet in blue, 1884 Thyra 10 p. vermilion on cover cancelled in blue (Connell 1), 1897 cover carried on the "S.S.Degero" with endorsement, 1910/13 cover with two Helsingfors 10 p. black on buff cancelled in violket (Connell 5), 1910 Borga 50 p. vermilion unused and 25 p. blue on reverse of cover (Connell 12+13), 1917 cover endorsed "Angb. Sandels", 1930's Borga lithographed Parcel stamps in multiples with 1.50 black in block showing tête-bêche, 4 m. pink in tête-bêche pair unused (Connell 16/19), further covers/cards endorsed by ships etc (53 items including 30 covers/cards).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 3376 France

    1574 (Aug. 7): Letter from Françoise la Baume, the court Lady of Catherine of Medici, written in Arc sur Tille (Côte d'Or, Burgundy) and sent to the French Ambassador in Constantinople, concerning the stay of her, Françoise la Baume's son Jean de Saulx Vicompte de Tavannes, who followed the future King Hennry III Duke of Anjou to Poland, and got missed during a revolte of the turks in Transsylvania. He was relieved towards the end of the year (1574) and went to Constantinople. Fine early letter, signed by her own hand, with receiver mark of Nov. 8th. on reverse.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3377 France

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    1853: 5 c. yellow-green in a block of four with wide margins, used on 1863 cover from to Rouen, tied by a Paris lozenge "E" with Paris cds (Aug 29) alongside. Rouen arrival on reverse of the following day. Slight soiling but a rare multiple on letter Cerificate Enzo Diena (1990).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 3378 France

    1853: 20 c. blue with close margins at bottom right used on 1857 cover to Nancy, tied by grill with circular "CORPS EXPEDITIONNAIRE D'ITALIE / 1E DIVISION" cds (March 7) alongside. Reverse with transit and arrival datestamps. The French troops were in Italy to protect the Pope.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3379 France

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    1868: 20 c. blue, vertical strip of three on cover to Stockholm, Sweden, with the top stamp in the strip bearing a double perforation variety, tied by Paris Star. An unusual usage to an uncommon destination. Signed Sorani. Certificate Enzo Diena (1982).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3380 France

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    1867: Laureated 10 c. brown and Bordeaux 10 c. yellow-brown, margins ample to large, used on 1871 mourning envelope to St. Didier tied by 6106 gros chiffres with pearled Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon cds (Jan 31) alongside. The Bordeaux 10 c. cut close at right and a scissor cut affects the right base: nevertheless a fine mixed franking. Certificate Enzo Diena (1982).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3381 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Entire letter from beseiged Paris to Nantes with partially printed contents from the Ministry of Finance, the (20 centime) adhesive floated off by immersion in sea water, struck with 'Paris / Montrouge-Paris' despatch cds (Nov 21 / levée 1). Nantes arrival cds (Dec 9). Cert. Roumet (2015).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3382 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Printed formula entire letter (with fascinating readable contents) from beseiged Paris to St. Briac, near St. Malo, the (20 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with 'Paris / Rue D'Enghien' despatch cds (Nov 23, levée 4) and framed 'P.P.' in black; without arrival datestamp but scarce. Cert. Roumet (2015).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3383 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 'Mandal Mail'. 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on entire letter with long contents from beseiged Paris to Montgaillard, tied by '32' Paris Star with 'Paris / R. De La St. Chapelle' despatch cds (Nov 23 / levée 4) at right. Readdressed on arrival in St. Sever (Dec 23) to Mont de Marsan (Dec 24). Some staining from immersion in sea water but scarce and attractive. Cert. Roumet (2018).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3384 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete "Dépêche-Ballon" No. 6, printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Alençon, the (20 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with 'Paris / Rue Aligre' despatch cds (Nov 23 / levée 4), framed "P.P." denoting no additional payment due. Reverse with Alençon arrival cds (Dec 11). Rare and attractive. Signed Roumet. Maury = € 7'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3385 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 8 from beseiged Paris to Pontarlier, Doubs, the (20 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water with 'Paris / (60)' despatch cds (Nov 21, levée 2) at left. Reverse with 'Pars à Besançon' transit cds (Dec 12) and faint arrival. Scarce and fine. Cert. Robineau (2001).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3386 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 10, printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Rennes, the (20 centime) adhesive floated off by immersion in sea water, with 'Paris / Pl. de la Bourse' despatch cds (Nov 23 / levée 6). Framed 'P.P.' in red to denote that charge should not be raised, reverse with Rennes arrival cds (Dec 23). Slightest of soiling commensurate to journey, a rare entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 3387 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 10 to Tours, France, the stamp floated off due to immersion in sea water, struck on despatch with 'Paris / (60)' cds (Nov 24, *), charged '3' décimes due in manuscript with two strikes of Tours arrival cds (Dec 10) in black. Scarce and fine. Cert. Roumet (2019) Maury = € 1'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3388 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Entire letter (Nov 24) from beseiged Paris to Southampton, the (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with partial 'Paris / Rue du Cherche Midi' despatch cds (levée 6) and framed 'PD' in red at left. 'London / Paid' cds in red on obverse (Dec 2) and reverse with Southampton arrival cdfs (Dec 2) in black. Scarce and very fine. Cert. Maury (2019) Maury = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3389 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Printed formula entire letter from beseiged Paris to the French Consul in Birmingham, the (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with fine 'Paris / Rue St. Dominique' despatch cds (Nov 23 / levée 5) and framed 'PD' in red at left. 'London / Paid' cds in red on obverse (Dec 2) and reverse with Birmingham arrival cds (same day). Scarce and fine. Signed Calves, Roumet. Cert. Roumet (2012) Maury = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3390 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Printed formula entire letter (with fascinating readable contents of captured Ballons) from beseiged Paris to London, the (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with 'Paris / (60)' despatch cds (Nov 23 / levée 4) and framed 'PD'. 'London / Paid' cds in red (Dec 2) and delivery cds on reverse of the same day. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3391 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 10 from beseiged Paris to a Madame Belloc in the Isle of Wight, the (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with partial 'Paris' despatch cds (Nov 24 / levée 5) and framed 'PD' in red at right. 'London / Paid' cds in red on obverse (Dec 2). Readdressed back from Ryde to London using stamp selvedge (with 'Sixty' imprint). Scarce and very fine Maury = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3392 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 10 addressed to Jersey, Channel Islands with (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, struck with 'Ministere des Finances' cachet (Nov 22, levée 5). 'London / Paid' cds in red on obverse (Dec 2) and reverse with 'Jersey' arrival cds (Dec 3) in black. Slight imperfections but a scarce usage. Cert. Robineau (1992) Maury = € 1'250.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3393 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Gazette des Absents No. 10 addressed to Brussels, Belgium with (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, struck with 'Paris / Rue D'Enghien' despatch cds (Nov 24, levée 5) and by framed 'PD' in red. Reverse with part 1862 1 c. adhesive used as seal with Bruxelles cds (Dec 6) in black. Scarce and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3394 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Printed formula entire letter (with interesting contents - sacrifice 10 c. for a Telegram) from beseiged Paris to Liege, Belgium, the (30 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water, with fine 'Paris / Hotel de Ville' despatch cds (Nov 24 / levée 2) and framed 'PD' in red. Reverse with Glans arrival cds (Dec 6). A scarce and fine entire. Signed Calves. Cert. Roumet (2018).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3395 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Complete Jounal-Poste No. 6 addressed to The Hague, Netherlands, the adhesive (40 centimes) floated off due to immersion in sea water, with 'Paris / Rue de Clery' despatch cds (Nov 23, levée 1); framed red "P.D." above and reverse with clear strike of Gravenhage arrival cds (Dec 6) displaying well. Rare and very fine. Cert. Roumet (2000) Maury = € 850.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3396 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Entire letter endorsed 'par Ballon Monté' addressed to Assola, Italy the (40 centime) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea water with 'Paris' despatch cds (Nov 24, levée 5) in black with two strikes of red 'P.D.' adjacent. The writing affected by the immersion but with datestamps of Firenze (Florence) on reverse (Dec 13). Scarce destination for this flight Maury = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3397 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Entire letter from beseiged Paris to Canton de Nauchâtel, Switzerland the (30 centimes) adhesive floated off due to immersion in sea watedr, struck with 'Paris / (60)' cds of despatch (Nov 23, levée 2) with framed 'P.D.' in red at left. No further markings but with blurred manuscript red chalk notation (as commonly used by the Swiss P.O.) on reverse. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3398 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: 'Mandal Mail'. Entire letter from beseiged Paris (outstanding text on the defence) to Calaveras County, California, USA the (70 centimes) adhesives floated off due to immersion in sea water, struck with 'Paris / Rue de Strasbourg' cds of despatch (Nov 23, levée 3) with framed 'P.D.' in red at left. Correctly marked as Paid in London with red datestamp (Dec 2) and 'New York' transit in red (Dec 12) with '2' (cents) credit marking in red. An extraordinarily rare destination for Ballon Monté mail and very fine. Cert. Roumet (2014) Maury = € 7'500.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3399 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on entire letter from beseiged Paris to Granville tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Rue St. Dominique' despatch cds (Nov 22 / levée 4); reverse with Granville arrival cds (Dec 10) in black. A fine and scarce entire. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3400 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on entire letter to Chateauroux tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / (60)' despatch cds (Nov 22, *). Reverse with Chateauroux arrival cds (Dec 13) in black. A few minor imperfections but a scarce and  generally fine entire. Cert. Roumet (2014) Maury = € 1'500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3401 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on cover from beseiged Paris to Marseille tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / (60)' despatch cds alongside (Nov 22 / levée 3). Reverse with engraved "Red Cross" flag and Marseille arrival cds (Dec 12). Rare and most unusual. Signed Calves. Cert. J.F. Brun (2013).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3402 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on "La Nationale" printed matter entire letter from beseiged Paris to Amiens, tied by Paris Star '1' with 'Paris / Pl. de la Bourse' despatch cds (Nov 21 / levée 6) alongside. Reverse with "La Nationale / Cie D'Assurance / Contre L'Incendie" cachet in blue and unclear arrival cds. Rare. Signed Brun, Pothion and Roumet.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3403 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on printed (Orlandi) entire letter from beseiged Paris to Vierzon, tied by '3921' gros chiffres with corresponding 'Paris / Les Ternes' despatch cds (unclear date, entire internally dated Nov 20). No arrival but with docketing of receipt inside (Dec 20). Cert. Roumet (2015).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3404 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on entire letter endorsed in red ink "Par Ballon Monte" and "Poste Restante" to Salles, Gironde neatly tied by "Paris / Cardinal Lemoine" despatch cds (Nov 22, levée 6); with interesting easily readable content regarding the "bombes et boulets du fort d'Issy". Backstamped at Salles / Gironde (Dec 13). Some soiling as to be expected from this flight. Signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3405 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on entire letter to Vannes, tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Rue d'Enghien' cds adjacent (Nov 22, levée 6); entire opens well for display with reverse showing 'Nantes à Quimper' cds (Dec 10) and Vannes arrival cds (Dec 10). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3406 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on entire letter from beseiged Paris to Granville and readdressed to Quimper, tied by 'Paris / (SC)' despatch cds in red (Nov 24). Reverse with Mézières en Brenne arrival cds (Dec 14). Reverse with Granville arrival cds (Dec 13) and Bureau de Passe 3112 (Rennes) cds (Dec 14). Opens well for display, a scarce entire. Cert. Roumet (2012).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3407 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on reverse of entire letter from beseiged Paris to Firminy, with italic franchise handstamp "Cabinet du Ministre / Des Travaux Publics" in blue, struck with 'Paris / (SC)' despatch cds in red (Nov 24); the adhesive tied by 'MOULINS-S-ALLIER' cds (Dec 11) in black. A fine and most unusual usage. Cert. Roumet (2019).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3408 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on complete "Correspondence de Havas" printed newspaper (in French) from beseiged Paris to the 'Courrier du Nord' in Valenciennes, tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / (60)' cds alongside (Nov 22 / levée 6). Reverse with Valenciennes arrival cds (Dec 13). Photographic corner adheres to newspaper at upper left but a very rare usage. Cert. Menozzi (2006) Maury = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3409 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 10 c. bistre used on postcard from beseiged Paris to Romain, Drôme, tied by '18' Paris Star with fine 'Paris / Rue D'Amsterdam' despatch cds (Nov 21 / levée 5). Reverse with arrival cds (Dec 12). A very scarce postcard usage. Signed Ceres.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3410 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 10 c. bistre used on postcard from beseiged Paris to Tulle, Correze, tied by Paris Star '1' with 'Paris / Pl. de la Bourse' cds alongside (Nov 22 / levée 5), without backstamp; together with a further postcard from the same correspondence (Nov 24, levée 6) with adhesive floated off due to immersion, struck with framed 'P.P.'. A scarce and attractive pair.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3411 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Complete "Dépêche-Ballon" No. 6, written on November 22 and sent as "Pli Confié" and handed directly to the Pilot, Paul Rolier, from beseiged Paris to Ploermel, Morbihan without adhesive; struck on reverse with circular cachet "GARDE NATLE MOBILE / LE COMMANDANT / COMMANDT DE RENNES" in black; mailed from Pont Audesmere (Dec 15) with Ploermel arrival cds on reverse. Extremely rare. Signed Calves. rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3412 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on complete "Dépêche-Ballon" No. 7, printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Dieppe, tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Rue du St. Lazare' cds alongside (Nov 21 / levée 7). Reverse with Dieppe arrival cds (Dec 13). Some minor bends but a very rare usage.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3413 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on complete "Dépêche-Ballon" No. 8 from beseiged Paris to Bernay, tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / (60)' despatch cds alongside (Nov 23 / levée 1), without backstamp but with notification of receipt (Dec 10) in manuscript at top, slight stain commensurate with the journey but rare Maury = € 1'800.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3414 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on complete Gazette des Absents No. 8, printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Florensac, tied by '2793' gros chiffres with 'Paris / Passy-Le-Paris' despatch cds alongside (Nov 21 / levée 2). No backstamp and some creasing but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3415 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 20 c. blue used on complete Gazette des Absents No. 9, printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Montrejean, Haute Garonee, tied by Paris Star '1' with 'Paris / Pl. de la Bourse' cds alongside (Nov 21 / levée 6). Reverse with arrival cds (Dec 12). Fresh and fine, a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3416 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on complete Gazette des Absents No. 10 printed newspaper from beseiged Paris to Trouville, Calvados tied by Paris Star '11' with 'Paris / Rue St. Honoré' cds alongside (Nov 23 / levée 5). Reverse with Trouville arrival cds (Dec 27). A fine and scarce usage. Cert. Roumet (2013) Maury = € 1'500.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3417 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue used on complete Gazette des Absents No. 9 addressed to Golden Square, London, tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Place de Veilles Haudrtes.' despatch cds adjacent (Nov 22, levée 6); framed red "P.D." alongside. Reverse with Calais cds (Dec 10) and London (Dec 12) cds in red. Scarce and attractive entire. Cert. Behr (2015) Maury = € 700+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3418 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Siège 20 c. blue used on small entire letter from beseiged Paris to Dieppe tied by 'Paris / (SC)' despatch cds in red (Nov 24); reverse with Dieppe cds (Dec 16) and readdressed to Brussels with framed "AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT" in red and arrival cds (Dec 18), charged '3' décimes due in manuscript. A charming and rare entire. Cert. Roumet (2016).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3419 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 40 c. orange, single example used on printed 'Par Ballon Monté' entire letter to Merate and readdressed to Milan, Italy tied by Paris Star with 'Paris / Bt. Beaumarchais' despatch cds adjacent (Nov 21, levée 6); framed red "P.D." alongside. Reverse with Merate cds (Dec 15) and two Milano datestamps. Fault just above adhesive of no significance, a very scarce destination for this flight Maury = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3420 France

    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 10 c. bistre, corner fault and creased Siège 20 c. blue used on entire letter endorsed "par Ballon Monté et voie Belge" to St. Jean, Saarbrucken, Prussia tied by Paris Star '15' with 'Paris' despatch cds adjacent (Nov 24, levée 4); framed red "P.D." below and further endorsement "pour remettrre à M. de Boucheman, Lieutenant Colonel au 2ème de Ligne". A most unusual destination for Siege mail.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3421 France

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    Ville D'Orléans (Ballon Monté #33) 1870: Laureated 40 c. orange, two examples used on complete Gazette des Absents No. 8 addressed to Moscow, Russia, neatly tied by Paris Star '26' with 'Paris / Gare Du Nord' despatch cds adjacent (Nov 22, levée 5); framed red "P.D." and weiterfranco marking "wfr.2" in blue crayon at lower left. A magnificent entire to an extraordinary destination for this flight. Cert. Robineau (2004) Maury = € 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3422 France

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    Ballon Monté 1870 (Oct 7): Laureated 30 c. brown, two examples used on 1870 entire letter to Vienna, Austria endorsed "Par Ballon Monté" tied by Paris Star in black with Rue D'Enghien despatch cds at left (Oct 7) and red framed "PD". Probably flown on the Ballon "Washington" or "Louis Blanc" with reverse showing fine "Neusau / Wien" arrival cds (Oct 21). A scarce and attractive entire. Signed J.F. Brun. Cert. J.F. Brun (2010).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3423 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Oct 11): Laureated 20 c. blue used on 1870 entire letter written from Fontenay-sous-Bois endorsed "Par Ballon Monté" to Périgaux, Dordogne tied by dotted "ARM 312" lozenge with corresponding "ARMÉE DU RHIN / BAU AL" datestamp alongside (Oct 11), flown on the 11th Ballon "Godefroy Cavaignac" with arrival cds (Oct 17) on reverse. Slight age spot on adhesive but a most interesting letter (with instructions on how to reply) and a rare usage.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3424 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Dec 3): Complete 'Gazette des Absents' No. 13 carried from beseiged Paris on Balloon no. 38 'Franklin' to Granville, franked with Siège 20 c. blue, tied by Étoile de Paris '35' numeral obliterator with clear "PARIS & MINISTÈRE DES FINANCES" despatch cds in black alongside, reverse with arrival cds (Dec 7). 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3425 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Dec 5): Siège 20 c. blue used on 1870 entire letter to the Eure et Loir endorsed "par Ballon Monté" tied by Paris Star in black with 'Paris / Place de la Madeleine' despatch cds (Dec 5, 4th levée). Flown on the 41st Ballon "Général Renault" without arrival cds. A fine and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3426 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Dec 20): Laureated 20 c. blue used on 1870 entire Gazette Des Absents No. 17, tied by Paris Star with 'PARIS / R. ST. DOMQUE ST. GN. 53" cds at left (7th levée). Flown on 47th Ballon "Le Lavoisier" with unclear arrival cds of Lussac les Châteaux on reverse. The adhesive with blunted perfs. at based but attractive and Gazette complete.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3427 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Nov 16): Siège 20 c. blue used on 1870 entire Gazette Des Absents No. 7 to Limoges tied by Paris Star in and despatch cds (Nov 16, 4th levée) in black. Flown on the 30th Ballon "Général Uhrich" with reverse showing Limoges arrival cds (Nov 26). One or two age spots but generally fresh and fine, a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3428 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Nov): Siège 20 c. blue used on 1870 entire Gazette Des Absents No. 8 to Rennes, tied by Paris Star in black. Flown on the 30th Ballon "Général Uhrich" with reverse showing Rennes arrival cds (Nov 23). Readdressed to St. Sebastian, Spain with transit (Nov 25) and handstruck "12 CM" charge marking in red applied on receipt. Rare and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3429 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Dec 30): Siège 20 c. blue used on 1870 cover and complete contents endorsed "Ballon Monté" to Lyon tied by bold strike of scarce "A.F.A" dotted lozenge with "ARMÉE FRANÇAISE / A" datestamp at left (Dec 30) in black. Flown on the 54th Ballon "Le Newton", reverse with Lyon arrival cds (Jan 7, 1871) and Fontaines-sur-Saône arrival (Jan 8). Slight aging on perforations but rare and most appealing. Signed Goebel.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3430 France

    Ballon Monté 1870 (Dec 31): Laureated 20 c. blue and Siège 10 c. bistre-brown used on 1870 entire Gazette Des Absents No. 21 to London tied by Paris Stars in black with 'Paris / Rue St. Lazare' cds at left (Dec 31) and framed 'PD' in red. Flown on the 30th Ballon "Le Newton" with reverse showing London arrival cds (Jan 11, 1871). Central file fold away from adhesives but scarce.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3431 France

    Ballon Montés 1870/71: Small group (4) with postcard franked Siège 10 c. bistre to Bayonne with arrival (Jan 18) probably carried on the Ballon "Vaucanson" (signed Jamet), tatty entire to Geneva at 30 c. rate carried on the "Vauban", faulty cover to Cherbourg with Siège 20 c. blue probably carried on the "Ferdinand Flocon", and an extremely unusual cover from Paris with laureated 20 c. mailed on September 18, 1870 and received in Toulouse on Oct 24, 1870. Interesting group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3432 France

    Ballon Montés 1870: Entire letters (3) flown by Ballon Montés and so endorsed, with Oct 3 1870 entire to Vaud, Switzerland franked by laureated 30 c. brown, fault, with Obon arrival cds (Oct 17); 6 Oct 1870 entire to Etretat with laureated 20 c. blue flown on the "Armand Barbès" with arrival (Oct 10) on reverse; and small 11 Oct 1870 entire to Geneva, Switzerland with red 'PD' bearing laureated 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue tied by cds's, flown on "Washington" or "Louis Blanc" with Geneva arrival (Oct 16) on reverse, this last with some toning.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3433 France

    Ballon Monté 1870/71: Bound leather spined volume containing reprinted unused examples of all of the "Gazette Des Absents" from No. 1 (Oct 22, 1870) to 40 (Feb 22, 1871) complete, including, with No. 19 the rice paper coloured "Map of Paris et Environs" and the enclosure with No. 33 with three lithographed illustrations: "Siége de Paris, Un Hussar, Un Uhlan et un Soldat...", "La partie de bouchon de poste" and "La cantine au secteur"; together with unused example of the engraved 'Par Ballon Monté' black on blued printed wrapper as a frontispiece, No. 19 unused and a defective used "Ballon Poste". Rare and most unusual and a wonderful near day by day historical record of the Siege as seen by the beseiged.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 3434 France

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    'Boule de Moulins' 1871 (3. Jan.): Cover with complete content, written in Geneva on January 3, 1871, despatched from the French border office Fernex to Paris, bearing Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue (strip of three and two single adhesives), tied by fine Gros chiffres '1484' numeral obliterator with matching despatch cds of FERNEX alongside. The cover endorsed "par Moulins". The envelope included three small sized letters in order to save postage, no arrival datestamp. 'Boule de Moulins' item from Switzerland, despatched in France, an extremely rare usage, with the three smuggler's letters presumably unique. Certs. von der Weid (1992), Eichele (2019) Yvert = € 4'000.rnReference: Les Feuilles Marcophiles, Supplement of no. 253.rnProvenance: Collection Robert Boussac.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3435 France

    'Boule de Moulins' 1871 (5. Jan.): Cover from Basel to Paris, endorsed "Moulins sur Allier", bearing Switzerland Sitting Helvetia 30 rp. ultramarine (SBK 41), extremely faded, tied by clear "BASEL 5 I 71 XII-" cds and French entry cds in red, black PD alongside. At some time point or another Napoléon laureated adhesives 20 c. blue und 40 c. orange (2) were added, also these with strong colour changes, the cover does not show an arrival datestamp. An extremely rare combination franking of Swiss and French adhesives, in addition an elusive usage in a boule de Moulins. Cert. Eichele (2019) Yvert = € 55'000 for the mixed franking Switzerland - France.rnNote: 'Boules de Moulins' covers are very rare items, despatched in Switzerland they are absolute rarities, of which only five are known (documentation included). Three of them are mixed frankings of Sitting Helvetia with Napoléon laureated, two are single frankings of Sitting Helvetia 30 rp. (the regular rate to France) from Yverdon and 1 fr. (the boule rate) from Oberentfelden. They all come from boules which were found after 1910.rnReference: Lhéritier - Les Ballons Montées (1994), S. 298.
    Starting bid : 7,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3436 France

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    Gauthier Frères & Cie 1856c.: (-) red, the famous vertical pair, lower stamp with enormous margins all round, the upper stamp touched at right but showing portion of adjoining two stamps at left, used on large piece addressed to Chaux des Fonds, endorsed at top "Voie du Havre pr. Le Franc-C(omptois)", each stamp cancelled by italic monogram "G. F. & C." in blue. 'Outremer / Havre' partial cds in red at right and charge of '12' décimes to pay. The one remaining reverse part of the piece shows 'Le Havre a Paris' cds (14 March 1857), thus this piece was carried on the same sailing as the only known usage of this stamp on full cover (collection Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3156). Illustrated in 'Encyclopaedia of Rare & Famous Stamps' by L.N. Williams on page 81. Seven recorded examples. A legendary stamp and a great rarity for the connoisseur. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Ritchie Bodily (1961); Collection Denwood Kelly; Collection Julius Steindler, RL, Basel, 14 March 1972, lot 536. Purchased by Renato Mondolfo; Collection 'Mayflower' DF, Zurich, 16-22 Oct 1983, lot 32604; RL, London, 6 Nov 1992, lot 1503; DF, Zurich, 25 July 1993, lot 11917.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3437 France

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    1928 (Aug. 23): Ile de France 10 Fr. on Berthelot 90 c. red, a fine example with full original gum and in fresh colour, certificate Brun (2019) Yv = € 3'500 / Maury = € 3'000.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3438 France

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3439 France

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    1930: Exposition Internationale de la Poste Aérienne, Avion survolant Marseille 1,50 fr. ultramarine with perforation 'EIPA30', a fine and fresh unused example with good centering and full gum. Cert. Brun (2019) Yv = € 580 / Maury = € 565.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 90 CHF

    Lot# : 3440 France

    1936: Airmail stamps 85 c. up to 50 Fr., full set with eight values incl. 50 Fr. in dark green, all stamps showing full original gum with traces of hinges or minimal points of earlier stuck down Yvert = € 2'770.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3441 France

    1938 (Feb.13): Commercial cover from Paris to Buenos Aires franked with 50 Fr. ultramrine 'burrelage' together with additional adhesives of in total Fr. 15.75 (perfs. slightly browned), tied by 'Paris - Rue Hausmann cds's, shdowing on reverse "Paris Avion 19.II.38 15*" and Buenos Aires arrival mark. Despite some edge wear, a scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3442 France

    1910/20: Lot 32 picture postcards issued at the occasion of various Aviation events througout la France, all items showing related airmail label or special cancellation, cards are cancelled to order or even circulated within the postal organisation, meetings are held in Bar-leDuc, Cannes, Reims, Rouen etc. average condition and housed in an album.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3443 France

    1849/1950c: Lot 1'500+ primarily unused adhesives, incl. 1849 Cérès reprints, Bordeaux issue, Caisse d'amortissement, 1920s/60s booklets, Propaganda issues De Gaulle émission de Nice in a complete miniature sheet of nine, Petain faked by the resistance in a miniature sheet of 24, 1950s Personnages célèbres in blocks of four and sets, liberation issues, 1945 'R.F.' ovpts. in diff. types on US Airmail 6 c. adhesives, Croix rouge 1952, the first booklet (3) and consecutive ones, also Monaco and Algeria.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3444 France

    1849/1980: Lot resp. small stock with several thousand stamps used/unused or in mint condition, starting with Cérès issue 10 c. up to 1 Fr. incl, 15 c. green (2), Présidency with 10 c, (2) and  20 c. (2), Empire 1 c. up to 1 Fr. incl. three pairs, Napoléon with laurel head 5 Fr grey (2), Bordeaux issue and Allégories, part sets war orphans, Atlantic crossing 10 Fr. green (3), PEXIP sheet, some better airmails, pre cancels , postage dues, small selection MEMEL and more, the modern part after WW 2 with single stamps, blocks of four, plenty of Red Cross booklets and of course with a large figure of valid postage, neatly arranged in 13 stockbooks and packed in a box.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3445 France

    1860/1980: France and Monaco, Lot some thousand stamps used/unused, the French section with mainly small values, incompl. sets and duplicats, Monaco with a mint stock with single stamps, blocks of four, souvenir sheets and more, in div. stockbooks, glassines and on album pages.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3446 France

    1915/55c: Lot used/unused souvenir and miniature sheets, complete sheets and single adhesives incl. 1937 PEXIP souvenir sheet unmounted og., 1949 CITEX miniature sheet (2), Red Cross booklets 1953 & 1955, Red Cross issue 1939 with preuve d'artiste, liberation issues Petain 1,50 fr. Lille & Bordeaux in full sheets, selection of primarily unused liberation issues, also some Red Cross issues from Monaco, offices abroad and colonies such as Alexandria, Port Said, French India, French Oceania, Gaboon, Guadeloupe, Indochina, Réunion among others.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3447 France

    1945/2000: The very important lot with several thousend stamps in mint condition as delivered by the new issues department of the French Post Office, all in quantities, showing single stamps, blocks of four, part sheets, full sheets, souvenir sheets, booklets incl. Red Cross, some items pre 1945 and more, partly housed in glassines, in folders and in small boxes, the whole arranged in a large removal box.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3448 France

    1949/2010: Large lot several thousand stamps used/unused but mainly in mint condition, early years with some better values as Orphelins III, Atlantic crossing, PEXIP-sheet and some others, the mint selection with plenty of full sets, souvenir sheets, miniature sheets, coil stamps, booklets and other products by the new issues departement, in any case a large figure of valid postage, mainly in good condition and housed in total 16 albums and stockbooks, the whole arranged in a large removal box.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 3449 France

    1766/1960c: Strong and interesting Lot 190 covers/postcards from France and colonies incl. 1766 entire letter Bordeaux to Rochefort with early 'B with crown' handstamp, 1801 revolutionary entire describing the proclamation of Napolèon, An 7 Entire of the Cisalpinian Republic, struck with "MINISTRO DELLA GUERRA" handstamp, '85 MONACO' handstamp on entire, 1862 porto covers to Finland and Portugal, 1866 Sidi-bel-Abbes Algeria registered cover, 1871 double rate cover with Bordeaux 40 c. orange, 1871 (Feb 23) Tentative de Retour from Lille to Paris, 1870s mail abroad to Denmark, Italy, Mexico, United States and Brasil, 1875 Levée exceptionelle, 1880/81 Voie de Mer covers to Para & Rio, Brasil, 1882/93 stationery envelopes to Funchal, 1894 letter card to Madeira,1900 PC to Valparaiso, 1944 local liberation issues, and 1945 Poche de l'Atlantique cover. Lot includes also P.O.'s abroad with 1866/67 Alexandria (2), 1874 Smyrne, 1875 Tunis to Marseille, 1880 cover from Shanghai bearing Sage 35 c. tied by Gros chiffre '5104' numeral, 1899 Tripoli Syrie, 1900 French soldiers letter despatched at Colombo and franked with Ceylon 15 c. ultramarine, 1900 Jerusalem. 1906 Samsoun, 1923 Alexandria. In addition a strong colonies section with 1847 steamer cover from Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe, 1880c Saigon, 1892c Diego-Suarez Fieldpost cover, 1893 Noumea Fieldpost cover, 1895 Saigon to Singapore, 1895/96 two covers from Tamatave, 1898 Tuyen-Guang Tonkin, 1898 Djibouti, 1899/1909 Papete, 1900 Djibouti to Hungary, 1901 Saigon-Port registered to Paris, 1902 Pnom-Penh, 1903 Grand-Popo Dahomey to London, 1903/04 three Fieldpost envelopes with full content from the French Soudan, 1904 St. Louis Senegal to Hungary, 1907 Hanoi to Basel, 1908 Battambang Cambodge, 1909 Sam-Kita Gabon, 1912 Colon Cochinchine, wrapper with bisected Cote des Somalis adhesive, 1913 St. Pierre et Miquelon registered to Detroit, further Cote des Somalis, Cameroun, Nouvelle Caledonie, Tunesia, Wallis et Futuna, Réunion. Has to be studied to be fully appreciated.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3450 France

    1848/1878: Incoming mail 77 stampless covers from different countries including Denmark, Luxemburg, Russia, Spain, Prussia Italy and the United States. Transit mark collectors will find many interesting route marks and tax marks, as well as the odd PD cover from Hamburg with red N1 cash franking. A further 10 prussian letters from Cologne have had their stamps removed. 
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 720 CHF

    Lot# : 3451 France

    1850/80: Small selection 59 cards and covers showing diff. cancellations applied by various Railway Post Offices, mainly single frankings with inland destinations, neatly mounted on album pages with descriptions, partly joined by map cut-outs depicting the related railway line, arranged in an office file.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3452 France

    1857/65: Selection six entires / envelopes from the French Expedition Corps in Rome, all directed to France bearing Napoléon imperf. 20 c. blue (2) and perf. 20 c. blue (4), all tied by light grill obliterator, with "CORPS EXP. D'ITALIE" despatch cds's alongside, originating from the 1e division from 1857 & 1862 and from the 2e division from the years 1864-65. An exceptionally fine group correctly franked at the military rate.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3453 France

    1900/20: Lot 420 covers out of a textile company's archive, the lot includes mail from mainland France as well as from Algeria, Tunisia and from various French Post Offices in the Levant, incl. some better frankings/registered usages and stamps showing security perforations by the sender (Perfins), the majority mostly single frankings with small values and those in heavy duplication, in addition six items from the classic period 1860/70, all together an interesting selection with material kept under the roof for a century, housed in a small box.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3454 France

    1920/80: Lot 88 airmail cards and covers from France (45) and it's former colonies and possessions abroad (43), incl. first and special flights, better frankings, various destinations and usages, some business and daily mail and more, good to mixed condition and housed in a small box.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3455 France

    1816 (June 28): Entire letter from Smyrna to Marseille, disinfected in Semlin SPORCA DI DENTRO E NETTO DI FUORA via 'Thurn and Taxis' mail to Strasbourg showing ALLEMAGNE PAR STRASBOURG arriving Marseille Aug. 17th, where it's been disinfected again with a rake.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3456 France

    1837 (Nov. 10): Entire letter from Smyrna via Constantinople and Vienna to Toulon, disinfected in Semlin (unreadable) and showing fine strike of italic "Purifiée à Maseille" on reverse.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3457 French Levant

    1853 (July 22): Entire letter written in Andrinople, Thrace, despatched in Gallipoli and directed to Marseille, struck on obverse with neat Gallipoli italic straight line handstamp in black, framed "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE" in red and "SMYRNE TURQUIE" (July 27, 1853) transit cds in black. Reverse with "MARSEILLE 6 AOUT 53" arrival cds. A fine and fresh early entire, the receiver had to pay '20' décimes.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3458 French Levant

    1858 (April 13): Prepaid Letter sheet from London via Beirut to Aleppo, endorsed "Per fr. pkt. via Marseilles", franked with Victoria definitive 6 d. pale lilac (Gi 70), tied by oval barred '21' numerator with oval PD in red, French Calais entry cds (April 14, 1858) and rare two line "POSTE FRANCAISE / D'ALEP" handstamp (Combination with Beyrout cds not listed in Pothion) in blue alongside, reverse with London despatch cds, Paris and "BEYROUT SYRIE 30 AVRIL 58" transit cds's. An interesting cover.rnNote: From January 1857, the rate from the United Kingdom to the Eastern Mediterranean with French packet was 6d.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3459 France

    1852/53: 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, each with good margins all round, tied to 1862 cover to Constantinople by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Fine strike of Paquebot SINAI cds alongside (Nov 8) in black (Salles fig. 820). Reverse with French P.O. arrival cds (Nov 16). Overall aging to cover but scarce.rn 
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 75 CHF

    Lot# : 3460 French Levant

    Beirut 1865 (Nov. 13): Prepaid envelope at 320 cts. double rate to USA, franked with 1862 Napoleon III 80 c. (4) cancelled by G.C. '5082' with Beirut cds. alongside and red U.S. entry marking. Red '18' denotes the credit by France for 12 cts. double letter sea rate carried by an American vessel and the  6 cts. U.S. internal rate. US 1861 3 cts. affixed in Beirut was unneccesary. Top flap partly and left flap compl. missing, some wear, but a rare usage to Tolland, Connecticut.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3461 France

    1862: Empire 20c. blue and 40 c. orange, used on underpaid cover from Salonique to Glarus, Switzerland tied by '5084' gros chiffres with LES DARDANELLES / TURQUIE cds at right (Feb 14) and 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red. Red 'PD' deleted by "AFFR. INSUF." struck in black and charged '120' in red crayon. Reverse with Marseille, Basel and Glarus (Feb 23) cds. An unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3462 France

    1862: Empire 40 c. orange, a horizontral strip of three used on 1866 double rate cover from Constantinople to Glarus, Switzerland tied by dotted Anchor lozenges in black with superb "MENZALEH" Paquebot datestamp (July 25) in black alongside (Salles fig. 7904), used on just 3 Levant voyages in 1866 only. 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red, reverse with Marseille cds (July 31) and Glarus (Aug 2) arrival. A scarce and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3463 France

    1862: Empire 20 c. blue (2) and single 80 c. rose used on 1866 cover from Saloinique to Glarus, Switzerland tied by '5095' gros chiffres with pearled SALONIQUE cds at right (Feb 20) and 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red. Reverse with Marseille, Basel and Glarus (March 2) cds. Tiny perf. wrinkles but an unusual cover, together with a similarly rated 1866 cover with a three colour franking of 10 c. bistre (2), 20 c. blue and 40 c. orange (2) ex same correspondence.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3464 General Issues French Colonies

    Sénégal: Eagle 10 c. bistre in a horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of SNG lozenge in blue with octogonal "CORR. D'ARMÉES 21 OCT. 65 St. LOUIS" in blue and framed PD in red alongside to envelope to Reims, endorsed "par le paquebot de Bordeaux". Reverse with military cachet in blue, Paris transit, Paris - Givet ambulant and Reims arrival (Nov. 17) cds's. A fine cover presenting the military concessionary rate of 20 centimes Yvert = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3465 General Issues French Colonies

    Indochine, Cambodge: General Colonial issues Alphée Dubois 10 c. black and 15 c. blue, cancelled with "CAMBODGE 30 JUIN 84 PNUM-PENH" on envelope to Langoiran, Gironde, obverse with Modane - Paris ambulant in red, reverse with Saigon transit, Paris - Bordeaux ambulant and Langoiran arrival (Aug 11) cds's. An appealing cover from Cambodia.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3466 General Issues French Colonies

    Cameroun 1916/1980c.: Collection/stock , unused and used duplicated stock with enormous catalogue value and much thematic potential, neatly arranged and housed in five large stockbooks. Viewing recommended Mi = € 27'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3467 Libya

    FEZZAN 1949: Tourist Sights and Military 1-50 fr., the complete set in imperforate blocks of four, unmounted og, together with 31 Epreuves de Luxe and two Die Proofs: Fezzan 4 fr. black (Agriculture) and Ghadames 15 fr. deep blue (Camel); fresh and fine.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF
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