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  • Lot# : 2292 France

    1849/50 First Issue Collection,  quality collection of used singles and covers neatly arranged and annotated on pages, includes 10c grill cancel, single franking cover Chateau Thierry-Paris, Sperati forgery, 20c grill cancel (4) incl two on white paper, single franking cover Nesle-Ham, 25c incl shades with grill cancel (4), gros points (1), three single franking covers incl one with stamps tied by a "25" cachet-taxe obliterator, 40c "grille sans fin", pair on cover front addressed to Ireland, 1fr grill ("carmine clair" shade), Sperati forgery, vast majority of the singles being sound and fully margined, covers usual mixed condition but better than usually seen, F-VF with some VF, a pleasure to view (Yvert EUR5,750+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,100 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 2293 France

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1850 10c Bistre on yellowish,  ample to large margins, small numeral "1195" cancel (Escragnoles), Very Fine; signed Maury (Scott $275; Yvert 1, EUR350)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2294 France

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    Yvert 1c, 1949 10c "Bistre verdâtre foncé",  neatly struck grille cancel, full balanced margins, Very Fine; signed (Yvert EUR1,000)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2295 France

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    Catalog# : 1g
    1g, 1851 10c Bistre re-issue,  block of nine, bright color, clear to wide margins, o.g. with typical light natural wrinkling, three of the stamps (pos 5, 7, 9) NH, others l.h. or small h.r., small natural paper speck in bottom left stamp, small scissor cut between stamps 6 and 9 just into the frameline of pos 6, Very Fine and attractive; signed Calves and Champion (Scott $4,950 for hinged singles; Yvert 1f, EUR5,850 for hinged singles)
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2296 France

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1849 15c Green on greenish,  o.g., margins in places, faults, Fine appearance, a rare mint stamp; signed Roumet and with his 2014 certificate (Scott $23,000; Maury 2, EUR28,500)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2297 France

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1849 15c Green on greenish,  tied on locally addressed folded lettersheet by light grill cancel with an accompanying Paris "7e Dist" 1850 cancel, stamp ample to full margins, cover with light central vert fold, Fine single franking; signed Calves (Scott $1,650; Yvert 2, EUR1,850)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2298 France

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1849 15c Green on greenish,  good strike of "star" cancel, rich color and nice balanced margins, Very Fine, a scarcer cancel on this issue (Yvert 2, EUR1,100)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2299 France

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    Yvert 3b, 1849 20c Black on chamois "clair",  fresh color, ample balanced margins, o.g., small h.r., Very Fine; signed Roumet (Maury EUR1,450)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2300 France

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    Catalog# : 3e
    3e, 1849 20c Black, Tete-beche pair,  clear to ample margins all around, couple strikes of grille cancel, Very Fine, a select sound example of this rare pair; signed Miro, A Diena and Calves and with the latter's 2000 certificate (Scott $6,600; Yvert 3e, EUR8,500)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2301 France

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    Catalog# : 6c
    6c, 1849 25c Light blue on bluish, Tete-beche pair,  vertical pair with couple strikes of grille cancel, lovely color, full to wide margins and incorporating portions of two stamps at side, lightly folded between stamps, still Very Fine and choice example of this very rare pair; signed Calves and with his 2000 certificate (Scott $16,000; Maury 4b, EUR20,000)
    Start Price : 4,500 USD
    Current Opening : 3,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2302 France

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1850 40c Orange on yellowish,  strip of three tied on piece by small "898" numeral lozenges (accompanying Cognac 7 Janv 53 c.d.s.) and portion of a red English arrival cancel, stamps with ample to wide margins all around, insignificant wrinkle in the bottom margin of right stamp, Very Fine (Scott $1,575 as single and pair; Maury 5, EUR2,550 as strip of three) 
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2303 France

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1850 40c Orange on yellowish,  grille cancel, large to huge margins incl portion adjacent stamp at right, Very Fine; signed Maury (Scott $475; Yvert 5, EUR500)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2304 France

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    Catalog# : 7b
    7b, 1850 40c Orange on yellowish, Retouched "4",  "Grille sans fin" cancel, full to wide margins incl portion adjacent stamp at right, touch of oxidation top right (not mentioned in cert), Very Fine and choice; signed Brun, 2008 Scheller certificate (Scott $6,750; Maury 5f, EUR8,350)
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500 USD

    Lot# : 2305 France

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    Yvert 7a, 1849/50 1fr Bright vermilion,  rich characteristic color, grille cancel, just in at upper left, clear to large margins three sides, Fine and attractive sound example; signed by several and with 1960 Miro certificate (Yvert EUR26,500)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2306 France

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    Catalog# : 9
    9 var., 1853 1fr "Carmine foncé",  strip of three tied on piece by small numerals "3637" lozenge cancel, clear to wide margins incl portion of adjacent stamp at right, choice Very Fine; signed Calves and with his 2000 certificate (Scott $2,725 for pair and single; Maury 6, EUR5,300 as strip of three) 
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2307 France

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1849 1fr Light carmine,  "Grille sans fin" cancel, ample to wide margins, Very Fine (Scott $875; Yvert 6, EUR950)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 2308 France

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    Catalog# : 10
    10, 1852 10c Pale bistre on yellowish,  pair with small numerals "935" cancel (Condom), ample to large margins, Very Fine and attractive; signed (Scott $1,400; Maury 9, EUR1,800)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2309 France

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 11a, 1852 25c Blue on bluish,  on pages and incl used with small numeral cancel, five single franking covers incl one with Paris "star" cancel and another to Algeria, two re-issues without gum and with minor faults, generally F-VF (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2310 France

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    Catalog# : 12/21
    12/21, 17c, 1853/60 1c-1fr 2d Empire Issue Collection,  mint and unused singles neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille page, some shade varieties, comprised of 1c mint o.g. (3), 5c mint, unused, 10c type I small part o.g., type II mint (2, both signed Calves), 20c type I mint, unused, 80c Rose unused, 80c Lake small part o.g. (signed Calves), 1fr Sperati forgery "unused", 25c Re-issue part o.g. (2, each signed Calves; each small thins), most fully margined and with strong colors, a few trivial faults, generally F-VF with some VF, well worth a close look (Yvert EUR11,000+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD

    Lot# : 2311 France

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    Catalog# : 12/21
    12/21, 1853/60 1c-1fr 2d Empire Issue Imperf Collection,  neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille pages, numerous shade and cancels varieties esp. in 20c value, comprised of 1c "petit cachet à date" cancel (2), 5c "petit cachet à date" cancel (2 incl one missing frameline SE corner), small numeral cancel (1), 10c type I Paris star (1), small numeral (4), ambulant (1), 10c type II Paris star (1), small numeral (1), 20c type I (34) of various types and incl five pairs and a strip of four, variety of cancels with most being small numerals, 25c star cancel, 40c small numeral cancel (4), 80c Rose small numeral cancel (6), 80c Lake star and small numeral cancel (1 each), 1fr Sperati forgery "used" (2), also includes 5c, 10c, 20c (2), 40c, 80c "Susse" perf singles, usual mixed condition but much better than usual as majority will be sound and full margined, some usual minor faults do not detract, generally F-VF (Yvert EUR1,850+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2312 France

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    Catalog# : 20a
    20a, 1860 80c Rose on pinkish, Tete-beche pair,  strip of four with right pair the variety, bold strikes of small numeral "2738" cancel (Rouen), with couple partial strikes of c.d.s. at right, just clear to ample margins, light vertical crease in left stamp of tete-beche pair, an otherwise Fine and scarce strip (Scott $23,000; Yvert 17Bc, EUR15,000)
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2313 France

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1853 1fr "Carmine nuance foncé" on yellowish,  dark shade, full to large margins, o.g., tiny thin spot (not mentioned in cert), Very Fine appearance; signed Brun and Roumet; 2014 Roumet certificate (Yvert 18, EUR8,000)
    Start Price : 4,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,400 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750 USD

    Lot# : 2314 France

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1853 1fr "Carmine foncé" on yellowish,  left margin strip of four, "gros points" cancel, clear to large margins three sides, just clear at right, Fine showpiece; signed Calves and Roumet; 2014 Roumet certificate (Scott $15,200 as two pairs; Maury 18, EUR25,000 as strip of four)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2315 France

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1853 1fr Lake on yellowish,  ample to large margins, portion of a Paris star cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a select single (Scott $3,250; Yvert 18, EUR3,250)
    Start Price : 900 USD
    Current Opening : 725 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 2316 France

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1853 1fr Lake on yellowish,  "grille sans fin" cancel, ample to full margins, Very Fine, a select used single; signed Calves and E Diena (Scott $3,250; Yvert 18, EUR3,250)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2317 France

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1853 1fr Lake on yellowish,  ample to large margins, light small numerals cancel, hint of a thin spot in the top margin, fresh and Very Fine; signed Calves (Scott, $3,250; Yvert 18, EUR3,250)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2318 France

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    Catalog# : 22
    22, 1862 1c Olive green on pale blue,  block of four, strong color, o.g., small h.r., Fine and attractive (Scott $750; Yvert 19, EUR1,100)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2319 France

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    Catalog# : 23
    23, 1862 5c Yellow green on greenish,  block of four, right vert pair missing frameline variety, o.g., top stamps small h.r., bottom NH, right stamps with small ink marks on gum, fresh and Fine, signed Calves (Scott $900 for hinged; Yvert 20, EUR1,750 for hinged)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2320 France

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    Catalog# : 23
    23, 1862 5c Yellow green on greenish,  block of four, rich color, o.g., three stamps l.h., bottom right NH, some internal perf separations, F-VF; signed by several, 2014 Roumet certificate (Scott $900; Yvert 20, EUR1,750)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2321 France

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    Catalog# : 28c
    28c, 1862 80c Rose on pinkish, Tete-beche pair,  partial large numeral cancels, fresh color, VG-Fine (as often); signed E. Diena and with his 1991 certificate (Scott $8,250; Yvert 24b, EUR10,000)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2322 France

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    Catalog# : 29
    29 var., 1870 1c Bronze green on pale blue, "SPECIMEN" overprint,  fresh color, o.g., l.h., Fine and scarce; signed 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2323 France

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    Catalog# : 29/37
    29/37, 1863/70 1c/5fr "Lauré" Issues Collection,  desirable collection of used and covers neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille pages with some shade varieties, note 1c dated cancel (3 incl pair), 2c dated cancel (2), 4c large numeral cancel (2), 10c star cancel (2), large numeral cancel (3), 30c large numeral cancel (4), single franking covers (2), 40c large numeral cancel (2), dated cancel (1), 80c (3) incl one with portion of red English arrival cancel and another with scarce "points carre Moyen", 5fr large "1769" (Le Havre; small corner repair), etc., usual mixed condition with most F-VF or better (Yvert EUR1,750+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2324 France

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    Catalog# : 29b-36b
    29b-36b, 1863/70 1c-80c Rothschild Re-issues,  complete set, fresh colors and well margined, o.g. or part o.g., 1c some shallow thinning, 30c small thin spot, o/w F-VF; most signed by one or more incl 1c, 10c, 20c, 40c Brun (Scott $2,900; Yvert 25c-32b, EUR4,990)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 2325 France

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    Catalog# : 29b
    29b, 1863/70 1c Rothschild Re-issue,  rich color, ample balanced margins, o.g., Very Fine; signed Maury (Scott $1,200; Maury 25g, EUR1,500)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2326 France

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    Catalog# : 32
    32, 1868 10c Bistre on yellowish, Type II,  block of four, good color, o.g. except top stamps part o.g. and h.r., bottom right stamp NH, bottom left stamp small h.r. and tiny inclusion, small pencil notation on gum affecting each stamp, Fine multiple (Scott $1,300 for hinged singles; Yvert 28B, EUR1,800 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2327 France

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    Catalog# : 37
    37, 1868 5fr Grey lilac on lavender,  attractive sound example with lovely fresh color, part o.g. with some typical gum loss from hinge removal, Very Fine and choice (Scott $6,000; Yvert 33, EUR8,250)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 2328 France

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    Catalog# : 37
    37, 1868 5fr Grey lilac on lavender, Yokohama cancel,  nicely centered single with legible large numerals "5118" of Yokohama, small shallow thin spot, Very Fine appearance (Maury EUR1,250)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2329 France

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    Catalog# : 38
    38, 1870 1c Olive green on pale blue,  report 2, block of fifteen, full margins all around, o.g. with the middle horiz row and one stamp in bottom row NH, others part o.g. and h.r., vert fold between 3d and 4th rows ends in a small edge tear at top, some small thin spots (affects one NH stamp), Very Fine appearance (Maury 39  II, EUR5,000 for hinged block of fifteen)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 2330 France

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    Catalog# : 39
    39, 1870 2c Red brown on yellowish,  block of ten, report 2, pos 6-10/11-15, large balanced margins, o.g., stamps 1 and 5 l.h. or h.r., others NH, fresh and Very Fine (Yvert 40B, EUR4,100 for two hinged blocks and singles)
    Start Price : 1,200 USD
    Current Opening : 950 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2331 France

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    Maury 40 IIb, 1870 2c "Brun rouge foncé"  "Contrôle TP" bottom margin single with clear to large margins the other sides, rich color, NH, hinge sealed tear in margin well away from stamp, Very Fine; 2014 Roumet certificate (Maury EUR450 for hinged)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2332 France

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    Yvert 40Ac, 1870 (Dec) 2c Chestnut on cream, Fine impression ("Impression de Tours"),  report 1, bottom margin pair, ample to large margins, o.g., l.h., choice Very Fine, signed Pasquet and Holcombe and with the latter's 1999 certificate (Yvert EUR5,400 as singles)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 2333 France

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    Yvert 40Ac, 1870 (Dec) 2c Chestnut on cream, Fine impression ("Impression de Tours"),  clear to ample margins, part o.g., Fine example of this scarce printing; signed Roumet and Calves (Yvert EUR1,900)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 700 USD

    Lot# : 2334 France

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    Yvert 40Bb, 1870 2c Brown,  report 2, pos 3/4, couple strikes of large numeral "113" cancel (Annonay), full to large margins, Very Fine and choice; signed Brun (Yvert EUR2,200 as singles)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2335 France

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    Yvert 41A, 1870 4c Grey,  report 1, pos 10, full to large margins, part o.g., Very Fine (Yvert EUR4,000)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 2336 France

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    Catalog# : 41 var
    41 var., 1870 5c Yellow green on greenish, Unofficial roulette,  block of six, each stamp small h.r., fresh and Very Fine; signed Calves and A Diena (Yvert 42, EUR1,500 as singles)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2337 France

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    Catalog# : 42
    42, 1870 10c Bistre on yellowish,  jumbo margined single just tied on folded letter sheet by light Annemasse c.d.s., cover with light central vertical fold, still Very Fine and eye-catching (Scott $110; Maury 43, EUR135)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2338 France

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    Catalog# : 43
    43, 1870 20c Blue on bluish, Type I,  margins to just touching bottom left (margins have been altered slightly since certificate was issued), o.g., faults, Fine appearance, a rare stamp in any condition - especially with o.g.; signed Roumet and with his 2014 certificate (Scott $26,000; Maury 44 I, EUR33,000)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2339 France

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    Yvert 45Ab, 1870 20c "Bleu-noir", Type II,  wide balanced margins, portion of large numeral lozenge cancel, Extremely Fine and choce (Yvert EUR1,200)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 2340 France

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    Catalog# : 46
    46, 1870 30c Brown on yellowish,  top margin pair (pos 2-3) with ample to large margins the other sides, o.g., fresh and Very Fine (Scott $750 as singles; Yvert 47, EUR1,000 as singles)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2341 France

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    Catalog# : 46
    46, 1870 30c Brown on yellowish,  block of four (pos 3-4/8-9), ample to large margins, part o.g. with some slight disturbances, h.r., 3mm scissor cut in margin between left stamps, fresh and Fine (Scott $1,500 as singles; Yvert 47, EUR2,350 for block)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 2342 France

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    Yvert 47c, 1870 30c "Brun verdâtre",  wonderfully fresh color and characteristic crisp impression, ample to full margins, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice; signed Roumet (Yvert EUR3,200)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 2343 France

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    Catalog# : 47a
    47a, 1870 40c Yellow orange on yellowish,  full balanced margins, o.g., l.h., fresh and Very Fine; signed Maury (Scott $1,450; Maury 48g, EUR1,800)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 2344 France

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    Catalog# : 47a
    47a, 1870 40c Yellow orange on yellowish,  centrally struck large numeral "532" cancel (Bordeaux), large to wide margins, Extremely Fine (Scott $250; Maury 48g, EUR350)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 2345 France

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    Catalog# : 47b
    47b, 1870 40c Red orange on yellowish,  partial large numeral "532" cancel (Bordeaux), rich radiant color, full to large margins, choice Very Fine; signed Brun and Roumet (Scott $190; Yvert 48c, EUR220)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2346 France

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    Catalog# : 47f
    47f, 1870 40c Orange vermilion,  block of six, radiant color, ample to wide margins, large part o.g. with numerous h.r., Very Fine; signed Calves (Scott $8,100 as singles; Maury 48e, EUR11,500 as pair and block)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD

    Lot# : 2347 France

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    Catalog# : 49
    49, 1871 10c on 10c Bistre,  well centered with fresh color, o.g. with barest trace of hinging, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,900; Yvert 34, EUR2,850)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 2348 France

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    Catalog# : 50/59
    50/59, 1870/71 Bordeaux Imperf Issues Collection,  neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille pages and incl assortment of reports, shades and cancels, includes 1c Report 1 unused (2), used (1), 1c Report 2 used, 4c Report 2 used (4), 10c Report 1 used (8), 10c Report 2 used (4), 20c Type I Report 1 used, Sperati forgery "unused", 20c Type II Report 2 used (3), 20c Type II Report 3 used, 20c Type III Report 2 used (6), 30c used (3), 40c used (2), strip of three on cover, 80c used, etc., usual mixed condition but better than typically found, generally fresh and F-VF or better, view to appreciate (Maury EUR9,000+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2349 France

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    Catalog# : 50/63
    50/63, 1870/75 1c/80c Bordeaux/ Ceres Perforated Issue Collection,  1870-71 Siege of Pais and 1871-75 Ceres issues neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille pages and incl 1c mint, used (3), 2c used (4 incl scarce red town cancel), 4c unused, used (3), 5c unused, used (5 incl pair), 10c (small numerals) mint (signed E Diena), used (2), 10c (small numerals) used (3), 10c (large numerals) used, 15c (small numerals) mint block (small thins at top), used (3), 15c (large numerals) used (2), 20c mint, used (4 incl scratched plate and broken frame SE corner varieties), 25c mint, used (8 incl one on piece with 25c Alsace-Lorraine occupation), single franking cover, 30c (large numerals) used (4), single franking cover, 40c mint, used (3), single franking covers to Amsterdam (2), 80c (large numerals) used (6 incl block), etc. plus 1876 formular card franked with 1c (5), 10c, Alsace-Lorraine 25c "points up" used (2 incl one on piece with 25c Ceres), duplicates in used generally different shades or cancels, usual mixed condition but better than typically seen, generally fresh and F-VF (Yvert EUR6,250+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2350 France

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    Catalog# : 52
    52, 1872 4c Grey,  block of four, good color, o.g., top stamps bit of gum loss from hinge removal, bottom stamps NH, each stamp some light pencil notes on gum, fresh and Fine (Yvert 52, EUR2,000 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2351 France

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    Catalog# : 53
    53, 1872 5c Yellow green on pale blue,  block of four, fresh color, o.g., bottom left stamp NH, others very lightly hinged, Fine block (Yvert 53, EUR1,450 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2352 France

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    Catalog# : 56
    56, 1873 15c Bistre on yellowish,  block of four, o.g., top stamps barest trace of hinging, bottom stamps NH, some natural gum bends showing through to front, couple nibbed perfs top right, Fine block (Scott $1,700 for hinged singles, Yvert EUR2,700 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2353 France

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    Catalog# : 56
    56, 1873 15c Bistre brown on yellowish,  block of four, top stamps small h.r., bottom NH, bit faded, bottom right stamp small gum tone spot shows through, Fine (Scott $1,700 for hinged; Maury 59b, EUR2,650 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 450 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2354 France

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    Catalog# : 56a
    56a, 1871 15c Bistre on yellowish, Tete-beche pair,  large numeral "2602" cancels (Nantes), couple nibbed perfs, Fine and rare as the pair was found in just one location (pos 80) in the sheet of 150 (Scott $18,000; Yvert 59b, EUR27,500)
    Start Price : 7,500 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2355 France

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    Catalog# : 58
    58, 1871 25c Blue on bluish,  3d state left margin block of 20, fresh color, sixteen stamps NH, others h.r., Fine and attractive (Scott $2,900 for hinged singles; Yvert 60C, EUR4,400 as four hinged blocks and four singles)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 650 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 2356 France

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    Catalog# : 63
    63, 1872 80c Rose on pinkish,  fresh color, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine; signed Calves and Caffaz and with the latter's 1990 certificate (Scott  $1,200; Yvert 57, EUR1,200)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2357 France

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    Catalog# : 64 var
    64 var., 1876 1c Green on greenish, Type I, "SPECIMEN" overprint,  fresh color, large part o.g., h.r., Fine. 
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2358 France

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    Catalog# : 68/108
    69/108, 1877/1900 "Sage" Issue Mint Assortment,  comprised of (Yvert nos.) 63 block (2 stamps NH), 65 (signed Diena), 77 (signed Diena),83 (2), 85, 87 (2 shades), 88 (2 shades), 89, 90, 93, 96-99, 104-05, o.g., some l.h., usual few minor perf flaws, generally fresh and F-VF (Yvert EUR5,500+)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 2359 France

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    Maury 67 IIB, 1870 20c Brown lilac on chamois, Type IB,  block of four, strong color, bottom right stamp NH, others l.h. or small h.r., Fine and attractive block (Maury, EUR2,560)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2360 France

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    Catalog# : 75
    75, 1876 75c Carmine on rose, Type I,  P.O. fresh, NH, Fine, scarce this nice; signed Oliva and with his 1988 certificate (Scott $1,500; Maury 71, EUR1,450)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 280 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2361 France

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    Catalog# : 75
    75, 1876 75c Carmine on rose, Type I,  part o.g., fresh and Fine; signed Calves, 2014 Roumet certificate (Scott $950; Yvert 71, EUR1,400)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2362 France

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    Catalog# : 75
    75, 1876 75c Carmine on rose, Type I,  fresh color, part o.g., Fine; signed Roumet and with his 2014 certificate (Scott $950; Yvert 71, EUR1,400)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2363 France

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    Catalog# : 75
    75, 1876 75c Carmine on rose, Type I,  fresh color, part o.g., h.r., Fine and attractive; signed Maury (Scott $950; Yvert 71, EUR1,400)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2364 France

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    Catalog# : 78
    78, 1876 5c Green on greenish, Type II,  block of sixteen, P.O. fresh and nicely centered, NH, Very Fine (Scott $600 as NH singles; Maury 75, EUR900 as four NH blocks)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2365 France

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    Catalog# : 81
    81, 1876 25c Ultra on bluish, Type II,  strong color, o.g., Fine example; signed Calves and Roumet (Scott $425; Yvert 78, EUR600)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 240 USD

    Lot# : 2366 France

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    Catalog# : 82
    82, 1876 30c Yellow brown on yellowish, Type II,  millesimes "2" gutter block of four, good color, o.g., stamps NH, lightly hinged in the top gutter only, F-VF; signed Roumet (Maury 80, EUR1,325)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2367 France

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    Catalog# : 82
    82, 1876 30c Yellow brown on yellowish, Type II,  block of four, top right stamp o.g., others NH, fresh and Very Fine (Yvert 80, EUR600 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2368 France

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    Catalog# : 82
    82, 1876 30c Yellow brown on yellowish, Type II,  block of sixteen with central vertical gutter, fresh color, o.g. with light natural bends, NH, Fine and attractive (Scott $2,240 as NH singles; Maury 80, EUR2,800 as four NH blocks)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 2369 France

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    Catalog# : 83
    83, 1875 75c Carmine on rose, Type II,  NH, some trivial light natural gum wrinkles, Fine; signed Brun and E Diena and with the latter's 1988 certificate (Scott $2,750; Maury 81, EUR3,000)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2370 France

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    Catalog# : 83
    83, 1875 75c Carmine on rose, Type II,  unusually well centered, o.g., h.r., Extremely Fine and choice; signed Brun and with his 2010 certificate (Scott $1,775; Yvert 81, EUR2,500)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150 USD

    Lot# : 2371 France

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    Catalog# : 84/108
    84/108, 1876/1900 "Sage" Issue Used Collection,  specialized collection on quadrille pages with numerous shades and different cancels, numerous premium as (Yvert nos.) 61-72 incl few duplicates (2c faulty), 74-82 with some duplicates, 101 millesimes "3" pair, some typical minor faults but generally F-VF, excellent foundation collection (Yvert EUR2,450+) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2372 France

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    Catalog# : 84
    84, 1877 1fr Bronze green on straw,  right margin block of four, rich color, top stamps l.h., bottom NH, lightly folded along horiz perfs, Very Fine and choice (Yvert 82, EUR1,100 for hinged block)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2373 France

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    Catalog# : 101
    101, 1890 50c Rose on rose, Type II,  millesimes "9" gutter pair, strong color, nicely centered, very lightly hinged, Very Fine; signed Roumet (Maury 98, EUR700)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2374 France

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    Catalog# : 104
    104, 1898 5c Yellow green, Type II,  cross gutter block of four, h.r. in the top and bottom gutter just extend into stamps, fresh and F-VF, bottom stamps signed Roumet (Maury 106) 
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2375 France

    109/137, 1900/29 "Blanc", "Mouchon" and "Merson" Issues Collection,  collection on quadrille pages starting with five ppc of the 1900 Paris Expo (prompted issuance of a new series of stamps) with wide range of mint and used, shades, cancels, GC paper, etc. on the remaining pages highlighted by (Yvert nos.) 113 mint, 115 mint, 122 mint, 123 "Specimen" overprint, 145 "Specimen" overprint, 206 "Specimen" overprint, 207-08 mint, 240 mint, etc., generally fresh and F-VF (Yvert EUR1,900+ not incl "Specimen" overprints) (see on-line scans)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2376 France

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    Catalog# : 139 var
    139 var., 1903 15c Sower, Die essay,  in issued color with uncleared value tablet, fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2377 France

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    Catalog# : 165/168
    165/168, 1906/26 15c, 20c, 25c Sower Specialized Collection,  100s of mostly used on homemade pages featuring shades, cancels, uses, multiples, types, millesimes pairs, etc., generally F-VF (no photo)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2378 France

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    Catalog# : 197
    197, 1923 Bordeaux Congress Overprint,  fresh colors, NH, light natural paper wrinkle, Very Fine; 1996 APS certificate (Scott $825; Yvert 182, EUR925)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 2379 France

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    Catalog# : 197
    197, 1923 Bordeaux Congress Overprint,  rich color, l.h., Fine; signed Roumet (Scott $440; Yvert 182, EUR575)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2380 France

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    Catalog# : 197
    197, 1923 Bordeaux Congress Overprint,  tied on an unaddressed exposition envelope by Exposition Philatelique/ Bordeaux 18-6 23 c.d.s., Very Fine in every respect; signed Roumet (Scott $500 for used; Yvert 182, EUR625 for used)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2381 France

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    Catalog# : 197
    197, 1923 Bordeaux Congress Overprint,  tied on piece by Exposition cancel, unusually well centered, Very Fine and choice (Scott $500; Yvert 182, EUR625)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2382 France

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    Catalog# : 226
    226, 1925 Paris Exposition S/S,  2-5 25 date of issue Expo favor cancel in the margin (sheet is o.g., NH), fresh and Very Fine, an elusive sound example (Scott $1,100; Yvert Bloc 1, EUR1,500)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 2383 France

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    Catalog# : 226
    226, 1925 Paris Exposition S/S,   5-5 25 Expo favor cancel in the margin (sheet is o.g., stamps NH, light hinging in the margin only), fresh and Very Fine (Scott $1,100; Yvert Bloc 1, EUR1,500)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 280 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 2384 France

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    Catalog# : 246
    246, 1929 2fr Le Havre Exposition Overprint,  wonderfully fresh colors, NH, Very Fine and choice; 1997 APS certificate (Scott $1,325; Yvert 257A, EUR1,600)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2385 France

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    Catalog# : 246
    246, 1929 2fr Le Havre Exposition Overprint,  paretial Exposition cancel, fresh and Fine (Scott $600; Yvert 257A, EUR875)
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2386 France

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    Catalog# : 267
    267, 1932 50c Rose red,  specialized collection of 100s on homemade pages incl shades, types, advertisement tabs, multiples, cancels, perfins, few covers, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF (no photo)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2387 France

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    Catalog# : 623/649
    623, 630-32, 649, 1949/51 20fr/50fr Views,  proof and collective proof assortment (ex-archives) incl 623 artist die proofs in different colors (5), 623+630-32 collective proof in black plus a collective sheet of the four diff values in black (w/o gum, faults), 649 trial color die proof, F-VF, quite scarce. 
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2388 France

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    Catalog# : B3-10
    B3-10, 1917/19 2c+3c-5fr+5fr War Orphans,  fresh colors, o.g. with most l.h., 35c, 1fr some shallow thinning from hinge removal, o/w F-VF (Scott $2,520, Yvert 148-55, EUR3,250)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2389 France

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    Catalog# : B10
    B10, 1917 5fr+5fr War Orphans,  eye-grabbing mint single with simply radiant colors made even moreso by the fresh white paper, very well centered, NH, choice Very Fine, scarce so nice; 2010 Scheller certificate (Scott $4,000; Yvert 155, EUR5,250)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 2390 France

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    Catalog# : B10
    B10, 1917 5fr+5fr War Orphans,  bright colors, o.g., Very Fine and attractive (Scott $1,600; Yvert 155, EUR2,000)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 2391 France

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    Catalog# : B258/B308
    B258-63, B267-72, B285-90, B303-08, 1951/56 Portraits,  NH, F-VF (Scott $291; Yvert 891/1071, EUR357)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD
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