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Lot 5691

France, 1870 (Oct 12), Armand Barbès (Scott BM6), tiny folded letter franked with a 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by a "37" in star with an Oct 6 "Paris/ Bt Malesherbes" c.d.s., to Marvejols and backstamped Alais on Oct 16 and Marvejols the next day, Very Fine.
Maury 6; €375 ($420). Scott $275 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5692

France, 1868, Napoleon III Laureate, 20c blue on bluish, type II (Scott 33), o.g., sharp color and clear impression on glorious paper; one perforation toned at right (of no consequence, but noted for accuracy), F.-V.F.
Yvert 29A. Scott $175 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5693
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France, 1869, Napoleon III Laureate, 5fr gray lilac on lavender (Scott 37); repaired & reperfed, V.G.
Yvert 33. Scott $750 .
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5694

France, 1870 (Oct. 22-23), Ballon Monté, The "Montgolfier" (Scott BM18), franked with 20c Ceres with Paris numeral star 3, Pl. de la Madeleine 24 Oct '70 postmark, on Par Ballon Monté letter sheet, addressed to Tours, with Tours 4 Nov. '70 receiving postmark on reverse and forwarded to Nantes with 5 Nov '70 receiving postmark, Very Fine.
Yvert 18. Scott $2,400 .
Suggested Bid $950
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Lot 5695

France, 1870 (Oct 19), Ballon Monté, Lafayette (Scott BM16), tiny blue-bordered envelope to Givet endorsed "Armée de Paris" and sent unfranked with "Paris/ Maison Blanche" c.d.s., Oct 19, and boxed "P.P."; includes original letter (two sides of a tiny sheet of paper) dated Oct 18, from a Sergeant stationed at the fort at Moulin Saguet to his mother, two backstamps, Nov 2 & 6; a bit soiled, Fine and rare soldier's letter from Paris during the Siege.
Maury 16.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5696

France, 1870 (Nov 21), Ballon Monté, Archimède (Scott BM31), Gazette des Absents No. 9 to Auxerre, franked with 20c Siege of Paris tied by light "12" in star with Nov 20 "Paris/ Bt. Beaumarchais" c.d.s, not backstamped; central file fold, Fine.
Maury 31; €500 ($560). Scott $325+ .
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5697

France, 1870 (Nov 24), Ballon Monté, Ville d'Orléans (Scott BM33), Dépêche-Ballon No. 7 to Brussels, Belgium, franked with 10c & 20c Napoleon Laureates tied by two light strikes "1" in star with Nov 21 "Paris/ Pl. de la Bourse" c.d.s and red boxed "PD"., backstamped Brussels, Dec 15; small hole in letter from wax seal, F.-V.F.
Maury 33; €900+ ($1,010). Scott $700+ .
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5698

France, 1871 (Jan 22), Ballon Monté, Général Daumesnil (Scott BM64), folded letter to Vannes, franked with 20c Siege of Paris tied by partial large numeral "(26)35" with Jan 20 "Neuilly-s-Siene" c.d.s., backstamped Vannes, Jan 29; stamp with rounded lower left corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Maury 64; €815 ($910). Scott $325+ .
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5699

France, 1878, Sage Type II, 25c black on red (Scott 93), full o.g., an eye-catching stamp with intense color and crisp detail; centered to left but with perforations clear (or just touching) frameline, F.-V.F., signed multiple.
Yvert 91. Scott $1,075 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5700

France, 1937 Paris Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheet (Scott 329), o.g., never hinged, as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine.
Yvert 3. Scott $700 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 5701

France, 1964, Paris Philatec (Scott 1100), single with Philatec Tab, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $18 .
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5702

France, 1935, 50c+2fr Unemployed Intellectuals (Scott B43), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Yvert 308. Scott $125 .
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5703

France, 1999, Famous Personalities—Photography, doubled impression (Scott B696a var), complete unexploded booklet, unfolded; doubling on five of the six stamps, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine, an interesting modern error, accompanied by copy of Feldman F.C.N.P. certificate.
Maury 3249Aa; €1,650 ($1,850).
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 5704

France, Airmail, 1936, 85c-3fr50c Plane Over Paris (Scott C8-C13), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Yvert 8-13. Scott $250 .
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5705

France, 1944, 1F50 Petain, surcharged "RF", complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh a sound perforations all around; full sheet of two panes with gutter; millésime "3" in gutter of row 8; sheet number and date in lower margin, Very Fine.
Yvert 1; €4,000 as singles ($4,480).
Suggested Bid $800
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Lot 5706
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in red & buff, right margin horizontal pair, Scott Type A6, used for #66-72, o.g., never hinged, vibrant color; right-hand stamp with snaking tear to upper right corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5707
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in red, horizontal pair, Scott Type A6, used for #66-72, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean, Very Fine, choice.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5708
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in magenta, bottom margin block of 4, Scott Type A6, used for high values of the series (#66-72); sharp color on crisp white paper, with a wide bottom margin (natural ragged edge), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, nice collateral item.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5709
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in rose lake, top margin block of 4, a pretty proof, similar in shade to the basic color of the 2.50F issue (#68), o.g., never hinged, vivacious color and solid margins; small extraneous dot of ink at left frameline of lower left stamp, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5710
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in red, top margin block of 4, an eye-catching monochrome proof of Scott Type A6, used for #66-72, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely Liotard in rouge.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5711
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.15F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof (Scott 66), in issued colors, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $55
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Lot 5712
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.50F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in rose lake (Scott 68), bottom margin single, a monochromatic take of the stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5713
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.50F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in bright red & blue (Scott 68), horizontal pair, similar to the issued stamp, but with blue instead of yellow, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty "might have been".
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5714
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.15F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof (Scott 66), top margin vertical pair, in issued colors, o.g., never hinged, wide top margin, Very Fine, pretty.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5715
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 10F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in dark violet & blue (Scott 71), bottom margin vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, a sensational pair, with full bottom margin, Very Fine, exquisite.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5716
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.50F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in red & buff (Scott 68), horizontal pair, the red distinctly brighter than the issued stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, pretty.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5717
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.15F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in violet (Scott 66), vertical pair, printed monochrome in the value's basic color, o.g., never hinged, bright and clean, with large margins all around, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5718
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.50F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof (Scott 68), horizontal pair, in brighter shades of the issued stamp's colors, o.g., never hinged, fresh, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5719
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.15F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof in issued colors (Scott 66), top left corner margin block of 4, a lovely full-margined corner, needing just the value and the perforations to be the issued stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a great position piece.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5720
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, 2.50F Liotard, value tablet blank, imperf trial color proof (Scott 68), bottom margin block of 4, essentially in issued colors, with the rose lake brighter here; nice margins top and sides, with wide bottom sheet margin, o.g., never hinged, vibrant and fresh, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5721

French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1958, World Health Organization complete, perf and imperf (Scott 199 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5722
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937, Trimotor over Stanley Pool, value tablet blank, trial color proof in green, top left corner margin block of 4, Scott Type AP2, used for the high values of the First Issue Airs (#C5-C8), o.g., never hinged, great color, F.-V.F., each stamp signed Calves.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5723
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Trimotor over Stanley Pool, value tablet blank, perforated trial color proof in green, Scott Type AP2, used for #C5-C8, o.g., never hinged, clean printing and paper; tiny gum tone spot at top (invisible from the front), Very Fine, signed Calves.
Suggested Bid $55
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Lot 5724
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French Colonies: French Equatorial Africa, 1937-40, Trimotor over Stanley Pool, value tablet blank, perforated trial color proof in green, left margin horizontal pair, Scott Type AP2, used for #C5-C8, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; light toned spot at middle of center perforations, still Very Fine, a pretty pair, each signed Calves.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5725

French Colonies: Lebanon, 1924 50c-2.50Fr overprints on France Olympics, complete set (Scott 18-21), o.g., hinge remnants; 50Fr perf thin, Fine. Scott $130 .
Suggested Bid $65
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Lot 5726
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French Colonies: Madagascar, 1891, "05" on 40c red on straw French Colonies (Scott 4), nice color and centering, two lightly struck partial double-circle daters; a few nibbed perforations at to, F.-V.F. Scott $100 .
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5727

French Colonies: Madagascar, 1891, "15" on 25c black on rose French Colonies (Scott 5), o.g., a lovely stamp with clean lines, strong color and nice centering, F.-V.F. Scott $235 .
Suggested Bid $90
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