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Lot 9595
France, 1909-13, three expositions, 28 stamps: 1909 Nancy (9); 1911 Charleroi (7), each various colors + 1913 Paris (3 + B4 + imperf) + 4 misc. each with Zep image, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9596

France, 1855 French Occupation of Rome, cover to Paris franked with 20c type I (15), right sheet margin single with sheet border line, tied by lozenge cancel alongside a nice strike of a "Corps Expeditionaire d'Italiane/ 2e Division" c.d.s., 29 Nov 1855; backstamped Pais, 3 Dec; small tear at bottom and crease at upper left affecting the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Maury €575 ($700).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 9597

France, 1888, advertising letter card, multiple advertisements within and without on properly used letter card, of great rarity, Very Fine.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9598

France, 1891-1970, postal stationery group, 24 pieces: 9 used, 2 mint postal cards; 9 unused wrappers & 4 used late air letter sheets, Fine to Very Fine.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9599

France, 1915-45, censored covers group, 1915-17, 3 to Switzerland, one P.O.W. to Alsace and one from Algeria to Switzerland, 1945, Very Fine.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9600

France, 1949 (June 1), Stamp Centenary FDC (Scott 624), special "Paris 1er. Juin 1949" first day cancel and lozenge tie stamp to envelope, addressed Culver City CA, Very Fine.
Yvert 841.
Realized $5.
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Lot 9601

France, 1870, Ballon Monté, Le Garibaldi, folded letter to Vertou franked with 20c blue (57) tied by star, postmarked R. St. Domque St. Gn 53 circular datestamp, 21 Oct, backstamped Nany (2 Oct) & Vertou (3 Oct), Very Fine.
Yvert €400 ($490).
Scott $325.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9602

France, 1852, Presidency, 10c pale bister on yellowish (Scott 10), huge margin at right and clear at bottom, but in at top & left; tied by bold Monfaucon-du-Velay c.d.s., 25 Feb 1854, in small folded address leaf to St. Bonnet-le-Froid, with recipient's blue oval handstamp at bottom, Fine.
Maury 9; €1,150 ($1,400).
Scott $750.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9603

France, 1900, Merson, 1fr claret & olive green (Scott 125), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 121; €115 ($140).
Scott $95.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9604

France, 1900, Merson, 2fr gray violet & yellow (Scott 126), o.g., exceptionally fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 122; €950 ($1,160).
Scott $625.
Realized $130.
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Lot 9605

France, 1902, Mouchon Retouched, 20c brown violet (Scott 135), gutter pair with millésime "2", o.g., lightly hinged.
Maury 126; €350 ($430).
Scott $165+.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9606

France, 1902, Mouchon Retouched, 25c blue (Scott 136), o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Maury 127; €460 ($560).
Scott $390.
Realized $36.
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Lot 9607

France, 1902, Mouchon Retouched, 25c blue (Scott 136), gutter pair with millésime "2", o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 127; €350 ($430).
Scott $200+.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9608

France, 1926, Ligned Sower, 1fr dull blue, metallic ink (Scott 154 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 205c.
Maury €100 ($120).
Realized $15.
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Lot 9609

France, 1926, Pasteur, 1.50fr blue, Marseille Posatal Forgery (Scott 196 var.), a wonderfully fresh full sheet of 100 (two panes of 50 separated by a vertical gutter), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, identified and signed by Jaquart on reverse, with 2018 Calves & Jacquart certificate.
Maury 181 var.; €5,500 as singles ($6,710).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 9610
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France, 1923, 1fr Bordeaux Philatelic Congress (Scott 197), exceptionally fresh with a neat central Exhibition c.d.s., 15 Jun 1923, the First Day of issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury 182; €620+ ($760).
Scott $500+.
Realized $80.
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Lot 9611

France, 1957, Europa imperforate complete (Scott 889-890 var.), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Maury 1122-1123 ND; €300 ($370).
Realized $22.
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Lot 9612

France, 1927, 1fr+25c War Orphans (Scott B22), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Yvert 231.
Scott $150.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9613
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France, 1926, 5fr+1fr War Orphans (Scott B23), Fine.
Yvert 232.
Scott $100.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9614

France, 1937, Samothrace complete (Scott B66-B67), tied to individual unaddressed cards, Very Fine.
Yvert 354-355.
Realized $18.
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Lot 9615

France, 1943, Petain's 87th Birthday (Scott B153a), se-tenant strip of 5, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Yvert 580A; €150 ($180).
Scott $110.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9616
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France, Booklet, 1952, Red Cross (Scott B274a), complete and unexploded, o.g., never hinged, pane with light corner bend not affecting stamps, Very Fine.
Maury CR 2; €500 ($610).
Scott $275.
Realized $100.
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Lot 9617
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France, Airmail, 1936, 10fr South Atlantic Crossing (Scott C17), lightly canceled, Very Fine.
Yvert 321. Maury 321.
Scott $130.
Realized $18.
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Lot 9618
France, 1909, aviation exhibition stamps, 8: Nau. 8, 10, 11, 12 (2 diff.), 13 (2) including Bar-sur-Aube (2) & Dunkirk, the latter very hard to find, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9619

France, 1909-13, the early days of French aviation, 22 cards, all aspects of aviation, airports, aerial images, etc., examine.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9620

France, 1910-12, various airplane manufacturers, 19 cards (including 3 real photo) from these makers, Astra, Santos Dumont, Nieuport (3), Rep, Sommer (4), Tubavion, Voison (3), Werner (2) + 3 unidentifid, 2 colorful Lefevre Utile cards, an interesting beginning to this way of collecting, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9621

France, 1911, aviation races, 9 postcards, Circuit de l'Est, Paris-Madrid (3), Paris-Rome, 4 cards between 1911 & 1922, these European air races were quite popular, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9622

France, 1911, Circuit Europeen, 6 cards from a long souvenir set of this important race, multicolor, difficult to find now, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9623

France, 1912, balloon post cards, 8 cards (1 real photo), misc. views, military & civilian, nice lot, examine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $80.
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Lot 9624

France, 1918 Le Vieux Charles Spad & Captain Guynemer, the plane in which Captain Guynemer shot down 53 German planes, still on display in the Air & Space Museum, Excellent.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9625

France, 1935-58, special exposition souvenir covers, 15 items, 6 covers, 8 cards + entry card to 50th Anniversary of Farman's FF, one commemorating Wright's 1908 Le Mans flight, useful group, inspect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Realized $65.
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Lot 9626

France, c. 1909, Roger Sommer, flight endurance record setter, two French picture postcards, c. 1909, from the series, "Masters of Aviation", numbers 151 & 156 featuring Sommer at the controls of the Farman biplane in which he established the then-record of two hours, 10 minutes aloft; 151 is used, 156 unposted, Very Fine.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9627

France, 1922-23, Latécoère Flights, two covers, one Casablanca - Paris via Toulouse (Dec 15, 1922) the other Oran - Casablanca (Nov 25, 1923), the latter franked with French stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Muller 82 vars.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9628

France, 1969 (May 28), Postal Night Flight Paris-Bordeaux, 3 covers salvaged at Orly Airport, one dirty but near sound and without marking, one with right edge burned away and 2-line black "COURRIER ACCIDENTÉ/en COURS de TRANSPORT" cachet (Type b) on reverse, and one PTT Service Cover with 2-line red "CORRESPONDANCE ACCIDENTÉE/EN COURS DE TRANSPORT", Very Fine group.
Nierinck 690528b-c; SFr 240 ($250).

Taking off from Orly airport for the postal night flight Paris-Poitiers-Bordeaux-Toulouse-Pau, the DC 4 caught fire. The 3 crew members were unhurt, but a large part of the mail aboard was destroyed.

Realized $30.
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Lot 9629

France, Postage Due, 1881, 2c black (Scott J12-J13), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Maury TT 11-12; €160 ($200).
Scott $60 for hinged.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9630

France, Newspaper, 1869, 2c blue, perforated (Scott P5), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Maury J 8; €340 as hinged singles ($420).
Scott $300 as hinged singles.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9631

France, Group of Newspaper Wrappers, 1890s-1920s, ten mint wrappers composed of 1c (3) & 3c "Sage", 1c (front only) & 2c "Blanc", and 2c (3) & 10c Cameo Sower, Very Fine.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9632
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France, 1925 Instructional Stamps overprinted "SPÉCIMEN", Group of 22 stamps (10 different) comprising Cérès numbers 62 (3), 64, 68, 69, 73 (2), 74, 76 (used), 77 (2), & 82-83 (2 each); o.g. (few NH), Fine to Very Fine.
Maury €700 ($850).
Realized $45.
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Lot 9633
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France, Miscellaneous Back-of-the-Book issues,1860s-1930s, ten different plus duplicates including Newspapers P1 & P4 (plus P2 cut close and not counted); Telegraphs Cérès 2-4, 6 (9), 7 (8) & 8 (2); and Broadcasting Tax Cérès 65A & 65B (2), Fine to Very Fine.
Maury €1,300 ($1,590).
Realized $90.
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Lot 9634
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France, First Day Pages, 1980-2000, over 300 French first day pages, much like our souvenir pages, with a cancelled example of the stamps with commemorative cancel, a image of the stamp and informative text, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $100.
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Lot 9635

French Offices in Alexandria, 1900, picture postcard with three-color franking (Scott 2-3,5), tied by Alexandria/ Egypt Sep. 21, 1900 circular datestamps, addressed Germany, Very Fine.
Realized $36.
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Lot 9636

French Offices in Port Said, 1937, stampless airmail to USA, paid by meter; 1" tear at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Realized $5.
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Lot 9637
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French Colonies, 1962, Human Rights, deluxe die proofs, six die proofs, includes New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Comoro Islands, Wallis & Futuna Islands, Somali Coast and St Pierre & Miquelon, Very Fine.
Realized $70.
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Lot 9638
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French Equatorial Africa, Airmail, 1937, Trimotor type, imperf, trial color with value omitted (Scott C5 var.), left margin block of 4, printed in Red Chestnut & Gray Green, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Sanabria PP5X.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9639

French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1930 (Mar 22), Brazzaville - Paris, registered cover with printed flight cachet; backstamped Paris, May 5 (the plane was forced down several times en route); minor opening tears at top, Fine to Very Fine.
AAMC 2. Muller 2.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9640

French Colonies: Indochina, 1915 (Nov 3), military free frank card from Tonkin, used within Indochina, picture depicts black and white photo of demon statues guarding a grotto Tourane (Denang), Annam to Chi-lau, Tonkin cachet of "Le Capitaine Commandante", Quang-tri transit, Chi-lau receiver, nice internal free frank, Fine to Very Fine.
Realized $6.
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Lot 9641
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French Polynesia, 1976, Dugout Canoes, deluxe die sunken die proofs complete (Scott 292-295), Extremely Fine.
Realized $17.
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Lot 9642

French Southern & Antarctic Territories, 1975 Pictorials, 40c-1.40fr complete (Scott 58-63), lower right dated corner margin singles, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Maury 55-60; €80+ ($100).
Scott $58+.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9643

French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Airmail, 1956, Emperor Penguins and Map of Antarctica complete (Scott C1-C2), o.g., clean, Very Fine.
Realized $11.
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Lot 9644

French Southern & Antarctic Territories, 1959, 200fr Wandering Albatross (Scott C3), o.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $40.
Realized $8.
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Lot 9645

French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Airmail, 1972, 100f-250f Crozet & Kerguelen Islands (Scott C26-C27), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Maury 27-28.
Scott $145.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9646

French Colonies: Gabon, 1970 Expo 70 International Exhibition Osaka Japan (Scott C100), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $20.
Realized $5.
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Lot 9647

French Colonies: Madagascar, 1936-49, commercial covers, 6 covers including registered to U.S. with 10 diff. first air issues, to India "via Djibouty", to Adjutant Aviateur, Diego Suarez returned to Madagascar, interesting group, Extremely Fine.
Realized $32.
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Lot 9648

French Colonies: Mali, 1978 Christmas & Death of Albrecht Durer (Scott C348-C350var), imperf variety with side selvedge, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9649

French Colonies: New Caledonia, 1986, 50fr & 55fr Views complete, imperforate (Scott 537-538 vars.), corner margin horizontal pairs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9650

French Colonies: New Hebrides, Postage Due, 1925, 20c greenish gray (Scott J2), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $50.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9651

French Colonies: St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1995, Franco Forum Building and Charles de Gaulle, deluxe proofs (Scott 620, 622 vars.), Very Fine.
Maury 630, 631; €65 ($80).
Realized $11.
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Lot 9652

French Colonies: St. Pierre & Miquelon, Airmail, 1970, Maritime complete (Scott C47-C49), corner blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $390.
Realized $65.
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Lot 9653

French Colonies: Syria, Airmail Semi-Postal, 1926, Aid to Refugees, 10p+5p, "au" instead of "aux" (Scott CB4 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
SG 211a; £75 ($100). Yvert PA 37a; €90 ($110).
Realized $20.
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Lot 9654

French Colonies: Wallis & Futuna, 1941, 20fr "France Libre" overprint (Scott 126), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $90 for hinged.
Realized $15.
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