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Sale 3022 - Session 3 - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Collections
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  • Lot# : 3606 FRANCE

    POSTAL HISTORY SELECTION A selection of about 500 covers, postal stationery items, and picture postcards and stampless covers all in individual sleeves from early 19th century to about 1950. We found a very interesting group of Postage Due items. Among these, we note two items: J6 and J7, each on a separate cover front. One of the most attractive items that we admired was Scott# B11 on an unaddressed philatelic exposition cover. The stampless covers include an 1804 cover from Paris to the prefrecture Police in the Loire, this cover is follwed by an 1806 cover with straightline "Belley" cancel to Paris and finally among the stampless we note an unusual straightline "L'Isle Bouchard" cancel to Paris. The largest group of group of covers span the years from about 1850 to 1870. These include some attractive Ceres, President Napoleon and Emperor Napoleon issues. Most of these are the rather common rates, however, there are many better usages as well. Finally, we note a small section of French Colonial items, especially a group of five Zanzibar postal stationery cards. Also we note the four formula picture postcards from French Equatorial Africq depicting General DeGualle during WWII. The last comment about the French material is that there are a few Proofs such a Deluxe Proof of Scott# 555. Actually, there are nearly 100 items from other countries included with quite a few postal stationerey items from New South Wales and New Zealand along with a group of Italy. No matter whether the item is from France or elsewhere, the vast majority are late 19th century to about 1920. Only a handfull are earlier and even fewer are more recent.
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3607 FRANCE

    FRANCE COLLECTION, 1849/1959. impressive collection of well over 1000 mint stamps housed in a Lighthouse hingeless album and incl many premium sets and singles, highlights start with the 1849/50 20c Black with four margins, 1852 10c Bistre unused and 25c Blue (both small thins), 1853/60 Imperfs 1c mint, 5c unused, 1863/70 perfed incl 10c Bistre, assorted Bordeaux issues, "Sage" with the 3c Bistre, 25c Ultramarine unused, 25c Bistre on yellow plus 50c Rose, 75c Violet on orange NH signed, etc., the extensive 20th century incl 1900/02 Rights of Man sets complete (some without gum) and incl the 1900 25c NH, "Mersons" to the 20fr with few low values and 3fr being NH, 1903/38 "Sowers" complete incl 30c Lilac, 1917/18 War Orpans to 1+1fr (the 15c NH), 1922 Orphans Surcharged complete, etc, 1923 Bordeaux ovpt with certificate, 1925 Paris Expo S/S stuck down in margins but stamps NH, "Sinking Fund" surcharges complete, 1937 PEXIP S/S, Airposts with 1927 ovpts, 1930 1.50fr Blue "EIPA 30" perfin, precancels incl 1926 55c on 60c NH, postage dues incl 1881/92 20c, 1884 1fr, 5fr, 1893/1935 30c Orange, 2fr Orange, few booklets incl key 1955 Red Cross, etc., mixed condition as to be expected, especially on the classics; VG-VF, substantial catalog value
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3608 FRANCE

    EXTENSIVE FRANCE COLLECTION to 2000 in four Lighthouse hingeless albums with very few empty spaces, the 19th century mixed mint and used and 20th mostly mint being highly complete and vast majority NH after 1955, premium galore incl but certainly not limited to (mint unless otherwise noted) 197 (signed Bloch), 226, 241 (stamps NH), 319, 1930s commems and charity issues with majority NH, C8-14, C29-36 NH, J8-9, J23-24 used, etc. plus useful section of precancels, usual mixed condition in classic period but far better than usually seen, generally F-VF; Scott value well into five-figures
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3609 FRANCE

    FRANCE 21ST CENTURY SIGNED ARTIST DIE PROOFS. unusual and rarely offered collection of 50 different; only nine copies of each are produced (five in black, 2 in blue, 2 in sepia), one going to the Postal Museum; this collection includes 30 single signed Proofs plus 10 pairs of Positive and Negative Proofs for the multicolor stamps printed on TD-6 presses when two Dies are needed; Very Fine and attractive and underpriced; the perfect foundation for a more advanced collection of these rarities; for background see article in the January 2018 issue of French philatelic magazine: Timbres Magazine (accompanies collection)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3610 FRANCE

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    FRANCE COLLECTION, 1849/1939. noteworthy collection of mostly mint in a nicely filled Ceres "Presidence" album, starts with four different shades of the 1849 10c used and continues in a similar vein from there with five shades of the 1849 1fr used, 1853/60 Imperfs used incl some private perfs, 1869 5fr used, strong section of the "Sage" issue mostly used with shade varieties, "Merson" issue complete mint, nice selection of mint "Sowers", 1925 War Orphans mint, 19025 Paris Expo S/S mint (dist. gum), 1929 Le Havre Expo mint (signed Brun), 1930s sets and singles incl charity issues (note few regums), 1936 10fr So Atlantic Flight NH, 1937 PEXIP S/S NH, etc., usual mixed condition but better than usually seen, generally fresh and F-VF, strong foundation collection and ideal for continuation
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD

    Lot# : 3611 FRANCE

    EXTENSIVE FRANCE USED COLLECTION, 1849/1969. in a bulging Lighthouse hingeless album, including the different types on the 19th century and early 20th century «Sage» issues, highlights include Ceres 1fr four margins, Bordeaux imperf issues virtually complete, 1876 «Sage» type I incl the 2c Green, type II to 5fr incl key 10c Green, 20th century highly complete including the 1922 Orphans surcharges, etc., airmails with «Plane over Paris» 50fr Green and 50fr «Banknote» plus other high values, also includes precancels, postage dues, 1881/92 perf issues with 20c, 50c and 2fr, 1884 complete, etc., usual mixed condition with most F-VF
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD

    Lot# : 3612 FRANCE

    FRANCE COLLECTION to 1970s. mint and used neatly arranged on stock sheets in a binder noting the 19th century issues in better condition than normally encountered; highlights include nice group of used first issue incl fully margined stamps, subsequent strong sections of nearly all used imperf and perf Napoleons, Bordeaux, nice "Sage" section of mint and used to the 5fr (from the 1925 S/S), etc., 20th century with some NH, similarly Mersons and the «Rights of Man» issue, Sowers, etc., useful 20th century incl charity issues, airmails as 1935 50fr "Banknote" issue used, usual mixed condition, mostly F-VF
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3613 FRANCE

    FRANCE MINT COLLECTION, 1939/96. sets, singles, S/S, booklet panes, etc. in mounts in six impressive Ceres "Presidence" albums (1969-74 overlaps in two of the albums), essentially complete for the period with virtually every space filled and overwhelmingly NH (do note a few premium issues lh), overall fresh and F-VF, perfect foundation collection
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3614 FRANCE

    MESSY FRANCE COLLECTION. to 1960s with 100s of stamps crammed onto Minkus pages plus an assortment of homemade pages and stock sheets, mostly used and with some minor duplication, strong in very mixed condition 19th century issues also noting some postage dues and revenues, 1900s/40s period in abundance with useful charity issues with B27 mint, B34 mint, B38 mint, B66-67 mint, 1950s portraits mostly mint, commems, airmails incl C17 used, etc. plus Offices in China, Egypt, Levant, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF, considerable catalog value with viewing a mustrn
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3615 FRANCE

    FRANCE FIRST DAY COVER ASSORTMENT, 1945/59. approx 450 FDC and 90 maximum cards/ cards with some minor duplication but a good variety of issues incl Europa, Red Cross, the various portrait sets incl charity issues (as singles), commems, etc., most with printed cachets with balance various types of rubber stamp cachets, handful with some light wrinkling or aging but generally fresh and F-VF; Yvert EUR6,000+
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3616 FRANCE

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    FRANCE ASSORTMENT. includes 1950s/90s Red Cross booklets (note 1954, 1956-59), stock book of mint 1940s/70s mostly mint incl some precancels (note a 1952 Red Cross booklet), parcel posts, "fictifs", revenues, foreign offices, etc., another stock book with assorted WW II period incl French Legion issues noting "Polar Bear" S/S mint and group of "R.F." overprints plus some "ANNULE" overprints, fiscal and telegraph issues, some album pages with 1900s/30s issues incl 198-225 mint, B11 mint, short stack of dealer sales pages with assorted mid-20th century mint sets and singles, etc., usual mixed condition with most F-VF
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3617 FRANCE

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    FRANCE COLLECTION AND ACCUMULATION Thousands of mint and used stamps housed in albums, stockbooks, glassines and stockcards. Apparently, this country was the owners true love since, it is the largest of his many collections and most varied. There are two Davo albums. The first contains a mostly used collection from 1849 to about 1945 and the second album is a sparsely filled French Southern and Antarctic Territories. Next is a group of seven stockbooks of various sizes. One of these is entirely filled with hundreds of used 1892, 20c Blue on Bluish, "Napoleon" (Scott #26). Several stockbooks are exclusively used duplicates meticulously arranged and identified with a little paper tag indicating the catalog number. Perhaps the most valuable stockbook is entirely mint, mostly 20th century issues . We spotted several better items here including mint #130, #348 (NH), B11, B38, and B66-67. Finally, there are new issues in glassines that the owner never had time to mount in albums. In this group we spotted FSAT #C106-107 (x10). A sharp-eyed viewer could easily spot other worthwhile material lurking.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 3618 FRANCE

    FRANCE MILITARY MAIL ACCUMULATION of several thousand covers, mostly military mail with much naval, primarily last fifty years but some earlier. Some mixed condition but generally F-VF. Seven cartons.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 3619 FRANCE

    HUGE FRENCH STAMPLESS COVER LOT, about 1,000, mostly stampless covers, circa 1775-1855, many attractive towns, etc., also includes about 20 documents dating from 1489 in need of translation and research, generally clean and F-VF, veritable treasure trove, in need of research.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 3620 FRANCE

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    FRANCE - PARCEL POSTS ISSUES COLLECTION, 1892/1960. nearly all mint assorted sets and singles in Lighthouse hingeless pages and incl (mint unless otherwise noted) 1901 unissued set, Q13, Q23, Q43-44, Q45-51, Q64-70 (most NH incl 1fr), Q76-82, Q88-90 NH, Q96-100 NH, Q101-03, 1941-42 "+3fr/ CNS/ Cheminots" overprints set NH, Q186-89 (most NH), Q255-71 NH, etc., generally fresh and F-VF; nice collection of these elusive issues; Scott $2,350+ (w/o gum issues not figured)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 3621 FRANCE

    NAPOLEAN AND CERES COVERS, over 375 covers and folded letters. A nice variety of town postmarks. Generally fine condition.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 3622 FRANCE

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    FRANCE PREMIUM SELECTION. includes (mint unless otherwise noted) 37 used (couple pinholes), B27, B28-30 NH, B31-33, B34 used, B38, B39-41 used, C17 used (lightly toned), etc., mostly F-VF; Scott $1,790
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3623 FRANCE

    FRANCE MODERN PROOFS ASSORTMENT. approx 225 definitives, commems, charity issues, airmails, etc. in a stock book, some multiples, setenants, etc., fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3624 FRANCE

    CONSEIL DE L'EUROPE COVERS, a nice assortment of Council of Europe related covers, most franked with French offical Conseil de L'Europe stamps. Many registered covers. Over 350 covers. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3625 FRANCE

    FRANCE USED CLASSICS, 43 used stamps, including 64-76 with nice cancels and margins, usual mixed condition, VG-VF; great starter collection; Scott $1,500
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3626 FRANCE

    FRANCE - 1952-83 RED CROSS BOOKLETS. complete for period in Lighthouse hingeless pages, NH, 1952 pane separated from booklet cover, F-VF; Scott $1,100+
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3627 FRANCE

    CARTON OF FRENCH COVERS. about 1500 mostly 20th century incl commercial and personal mail, philatelic and FDC, some postal stationery incl handful of airletters, assortment of pictorial and slogan cancels, some postcards, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 3628 FRANCE

    FRANCE 19th CENTURY USED SELECTION. 11 used singles (9 with Paris "Star" cancels") incl 1862 25c, 1853/60 5c, 80c, 1869 5fr (sound), etc., usual mixed conditon, Fine group
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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