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Lot 13090

France, Face Value Lot With Bonus, 1977-2010, thousands of mint stamps presented in six albums and on display cards, four of the albums are hingeless; note #1100 sheetlet, B147 sheetlet, B149 sheetlet, 615A sheetlet, includes booklet collection, needs a few for completion, enormous face and catalogue values, what was checked was o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 32.4 lbs. Scott $8,000 (Owner's) .
Suggested Bid $1,500
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Lot 13091
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France, Choice Mint Collection, 1940-95, a premium collection on stock pages, with better including #296-297 singles & corner blocks of four, 329, B66-B67, B294-B299, C5-C6, C34-C36, Red Cross booklets #B309a, B327a, B347a, B356a, B365a, etc.; a joyful collection, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 13092
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France & French Area, The Ooh La-La Collection, 1849-2008, in Scott International album with mint and others in clear Showguard mounts, early 19th century with usual mixed condition, mostly complete mint from about 1950, most mint are never hinged from abouit 1970, with shades and paper varieties; highlights include: French Andorra (1931-2008), withj (used): #219-220, 232-233, J16-J19 (mint o.g.): #10, 64, 65-77, 114-123, 138-142, 143-153, 155-157, 159-160, 174-175, 182-183, 188-189, 196-197, 205-206, 210-211, C1-C4, J11 (mint never hinged): #228-231; France (1849-2004), highlights incliude (used): #3, 6-7, 11, 12-16, 18, 39, 42, 66, 74, 83, 131, 136-137, 198-201, 315-320, 700-706, B53, B66-B67, B79-B83, B152a, scarce B157a, B249-B254, C23-C27, C32 (mint o.g.): 185-196, 225, 311-312, 349, 372-373, 396, 612-615a, 624, 8070-816, B1-B2, B3-B5, B12-B17, B21-B22, B24-B26, B44-B47, B69, B70-B75, B76-B77, B90-B95, B97-B100, B117-B126, B135-B146, B147-B148, B291-B292, B303-B308, C8-C11, C16, N15-N24, N27-N42, N43-N58 (mint never hinged): #952-955, 1100, 2021, 2273-2283, 2454-2457, 2559-2562, 2589-2603, 2602a, 2603a, 2824a, B224-B231B, B238-B243, B258-B263, B267-B272, B285-290, B294-B299, etc., C56-C59, C60-C61, C62-C64; Offices in China about 175 different including used #9 and #11; Offices in Crete #1-6 mint o.g.; Offices in Egypt 48n different; Offices in Levant ten different; 46 different French Colonies; French Morocco about 350 different, including (mint o.g.): B13-B20, C1-C11, CB1-CB10, CB11-CB20, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 13093

France, Large Accumulation of 20th Century Pre-WWII Covers, hundreds, with interesting frankings including meter markings and usages to the US; some 19th century franked and unfranked covers mixed in; condition varies, generally F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 14 lbs.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13094
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French Colonies: French Africa, The Colonial Outpost Collection, 1893-2003, in two Scott International albums with mint and others in clear Showguard mounts; thousands of different stamps; highlights of Volume I include: Benin (1893-2003): #20-22 mint o.g., and about 200 diffetrent mainly later CTOs, including the topical issues of 1990s (Olympics, Native Animals, World Cup, Ships, Plants, mainly in complete sets); Cameroun more than 450 different, with (used): #208-211 (miont o.g.): #1-6, 17-18, 20-25, 213-216, 217-222, 28-281 (mint never hinged): #C227-C229; Central African Republic 32 different scattered items including #10-11 mint og.g. (with pages complete through 1989); Chad (1922-2000) about 450 different, with many topicals (Space, Olympics, Paintings, etc.) from the early 1970s, many CTO, many sets and souvenir sheets, with (used): #818-823, 825-830, 832-836, 839-844; Congo Republic with 63 different (several complete sets); Dahomey, including (used): #3-7, 23 (mint o.g.): #32-39, 41, 42-78 (tern are used with nice cancels),82-86, 88-96, 97-100, 101-106, 113-134, B3-B7, B8-B11, C20-C23, C46-C48, C89-C92, C90, C167-C169, C176-C179; French Congo (1892-1904), with (mint o.g.): #18-24, 35-49; French Equatorial Africa (1936-47), with (used): #83 (mint o.g.): #27-32, Gabon (1904-89), with (mint o.g.): #33-38, 72-84, C2-C5, C14-C17, C101-C102, and #C162-C165 deluxe imperforate proof sheetlets mint never hinged, and dozens of other Air Mails; Middle Congo (1907-1936), with (used): #J17-J19 (mint o.g.): #61-64, 82-85; Niger (1921-1998) over 100 different including some unlisted issues from 1990s; Ubangi (1915-31) ten different; Volume II includes: Afars and Issas (used): #C92-C93, C102, C103-C105 (mint o.g.): #310-314, 318-323, 3240332, 333-336, 343-347 (mint never hinged): #358-361, 400-407, C51-C52, C56, C58-C59; Anjouan with (used): #5; and (mint o.g.): #1-14, 20-30; Comoro hundreds different, with (used): #C183-C186 (mint o.g.): #40-42, 44-45, 48-53, 54-56, C1-C4 (mint never hinged): #63-66, 99-103, 104-106, 118-122, 123-126, 551-553, C16a, C17-C19, C26-C28, C30-C35, C37-C38, C107-C108; plus some unlistyed topicals (Space, Sports, Paintings, Animals) from late 1970s; Diego-Suarez (mint o.g.): #25-27, 29-42, 49; Djibouiti pages but no stamps; Grand Comoro Islands (1897-1912), with (used): #5-6 (mint o.g.): #20-29; Guadeloupe (1889-1947), with (used): #3-5 (mint o.g.): #48, 138-141, 142-147, B4-B8, C1-C12; Inini over two dozen different; Madagascar (1896-1997) with several hundred different; Martinique 10 different; a couple Mayotte and two Moheli; Nossi-Be with #35-38 used; Obock with (mint o.g.): #40, 46-49; Reunion (1891-1994), with (used): #17-21, 96, 98, 264-267, B4 (mint o.g.): #22 (no gum), 25, 122-125, 167-172, 249-267, 274, 277, 279-282, 296, B7, C14-C17, C32-C34, C48-C50, J1-J2 (mint never hinged): #B16-B38, C35-C38, C46-C48; Somali Coast (1894-1947), with (used): #59-60 (mint o.g.): #6-9. 135-138, 248-266, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 14 lbs.
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 13095
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French Colonies: French Africa, Substantial Mint and Used Collection, 1892-1983, many hundreds of mint and used stamps in a Scott International album, with strength in pre-independence issues; includes French Guinea; French Sudan #102-105, 106-111; French West Africa, Guinea; Ivory Coast #13, 16; Mali, Mauritania; Senegal #35-38, 40-42, 44, 221-226; Togo #16-18, 254-257; Upper Volta, even a page of Cilicia; plenty of used complete sets, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.2 lbs.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 13096
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French Colonies: French Pacific, Mint and Used Collection, 1860-1988, several hundreds of stamps mounted on Scott pages; each country strongest through the 1960s or early '70s, with later issues more sporadic; New Caledonia includes mint #12, 13, 49, 63, 182-201, 219-222, 296-299, 330-337, 348-351, 374-376, B6-B9, C21-C23, C27, C33, C51-C53, C63, C73-C76, C173a, O1-O13; New Hebrides oddly stronger in British, with #17-25, 58-59, etc., but a nice mix of French issues as well; Wallis and Futuna #85-88, 159-164, C8-C9, C73; an exciting collection of these popular countries, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Suggested Bid $1,500
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Lot 13097
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French Colonies: French Polynesia, Mint & Used Collection 1892-2010, several hundred stamps mounted on Scott pages, where we find mixed #1-7; mint #70-71, 136-149, 160-178, 196-197, 199-202, 217-222, 223-226, 233-240, B1, B5, C17-C19, C21, C37, C48, C50, C54, C74-C77, and many more of these gorgeous stamps, F.-V.F. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Suggested Bid $800
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Lot 13098
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French Colonies: French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Mint Collection 1955-2015, a few hundred stamps mounted on Scott-style pages, needing just a handful for completion;includes #2-7, 15, 16-19, 20, 21, 23-24, 29, 31, 32, 36, 52-53, 58-63, C1-C2, C3, C4-C5, C6, C17, C18; a gorgeous holding with many engraved issues; excellent break-up value, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 13099
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French Colonies: Indochina, Cochin China Issues Complete Used, 1886-88, on Gibbons philatelic page, with "5" on 25c ocher on yellow (2, each on piece), "5 C. CH." on 2c (2 shades), "5 C. CH." on 25c ocher on yellow (2, wide and narrow settings), "5" on 25c black on rose, plus rare triple surcharge variety, the 1888 unissued 15/15 on 30c, etc., nice stamps in all, F.-V.F., examine, the triple surcharge variety a great rarity (Scott #4e, US$8,750), with 2005 Calves certificate for triple surcharge.
Suggested Bid $2,000
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Lot 13100
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French Colonies: Indochina, Annam & Tonkin First Issues, Outstanding, Specialized All-Used Selection, 1888 (Scott 1888), neatly mounted and identified on a Gibbons philatelic page, with "A&T 1" on 2c (2 types), "A&T 1" on 4c, "A&T 5" on 10c (six, mainly different types), "A-T 1" on 2c plus overprint angled 45°, "1" on 4c, "5" on 10c, 13 items in all, all fresh, F.-V.F.+, an excellent lot.
Suggested Bid $650
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Lot 13101
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French Colonies: Indochina, Revenue, 1919-42 (Pécule) Overprint Issues, collection of 39 scarce items neatly mounted and annotated on Gibbons Philatelic Pages, including 1919 overprints on Canton and Tchongking surcharges, 1922-23 Native Women to 1p including a 5c millésime #6 block of four, 1927 Pictorials including a 10c block of four, 1931-41 Pictorials including 2c, 20c and 25c values; 1933 Airmails with values to 10p (4) including the 5p in a block of four, 1933 overprinted "Service" 2p, 1942 Portraits 1c, 5c and 1p; some present in more than one overprint size or color; exceptionally fresh, F.-V.F., a scarce, seldom-offered group, .
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 13102

French Colonies: Indochina, International Reply Coupon, ca. 1920s-'30s, block of 4, for use in Indochina, pristine mint, Extremely Fine, rare and choice, ex-King Fuad collection.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 13103

French Colonies: Indochina, Cochin China Issues Complete Mint, 1886-88 (Scott 1886), lovely group of seven stamps, comprising 5c on 25c yellow on straw (horizontal pair), plus singles of all other values, with an additional 15c on half of 30c brown showing "tilted 5" variety, Very Fine, fresh and sound; examine.
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 13104

French Colonies: Indochina, Choice Group of Four Censored Covers To Australia, 1940-41, comprising (1) 1940 (July 17) red-bordered Airmail cover to Perth, WA, with franking tied by Tourane/Annam cancels, brown tape at left with purple "Passed by Censor 98 Singapore" cachet, reverse with Saigon transit of 18-7-40 and two more Singapore censor cachets (2) 1940 (July 17) company envelope to the same Perth address with franking tied by Tourane/Annam cancels, French "Contrôl Postal" tape and oval "Ouvert par l'Autorité Militaire" cachet along with brown tape and "Passed by Censor 109 Singapore", reverse with 20-7-40 Saigon transit (3) 1940 (Aug. 26) company envelope to Sydney, NSW, with franking tied by Saigon Central cancels, "Contrôl Postal Militaire" tape and oval "Ouvert par l'Autorité Militaire" cachet both at left, along with two-line "To be forwarded by Air from Singapore" cachet and triangular "Passed for Transmission Singapore" cachet (4) 1941 (Apr. 11) small company envelope to Melbourne, VIC, stamps tied by Saigon Central c.d.s., with Australian censor tape and cachet over Singapore tape and cachet at left, Very Fine, wonderful group.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 13105

French Colonies: Indochina, Airmail Envelopes, 1934-38, Wonderful Group of 21 Used "Moiré Design Interior" 36c Entires, most dated during 1935 and all but one to Paris; includes six covers from Annam: (1) Qui-nhon (2) Nha-trang Registered and uprated 15c (3) Tourane (4) Fai-fo with Tourane transit (5) Dalat with boxed slogan marking, and (6) Buang-tri; four from Cochinchine: two with Saigon Central cancels (one to French India), Cantho with boxed Dalat slogan marking, and Vinhlong uprated 1c; and 11 from Tonkin: five from Hanoi, two from Nam-Ðinh with boxed slogan markings, plus one each from Haiphong, Hongay with "Extrême Orient Amerique du Sud/Via Air France" etiquette, Viet-tri and Vinh-yen, F.-V.F. or better, excellent, wide-ranging group; examine.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13106

French Colonies: Indochina, Letter Cards, ca. 1892-1924, Wonderful Selection of 9 Used, comprising (1) 1892 name-in-red 25c black on pink to Luxembourg with Caobang/Tonkin cancels of 24 FEVR 98, reverse with Lang-son (FEB 27), Haiphong (FEB 28) and Saigon Central (MAR 5) transits (2) 1892 25c black on pink to Germany with Saigon Port cancels dated 13 SEPT 98 plus "Ligne T/Paq. Fr. No. 1" of 22 SEPT 98 and endorsed "pr SS Salazie" (3) 1900 15c gray on pale gray with "047" control number Registered to Austria and uprated 35c, with 15 SEPT 11 Saigon Port cancels and Wien 13.X.11 arrival (4) 1912 "10" on 15c blue on gray addressed locally with Kien-an/Tonkin cancels of 29 JANV 13 (5) 1907 10c orange & black on buff uprated 15c to Holland with Saigon Central 5-4-18 daters, with French Military Censor tape and cachets (6 & 7) 1919 "4 cents" on 10c orange & black on buff, both addressed locally and cancelled 20 JUIL 20 Haiphong/Tonkin (8) 1919 15c violet & black on tan 20 JUIL 20 addressed locally in Haiphong/Tonkin (9) 1924 4c orange & black on buff uprated 1c to Saar with 16-1-25 Saigon Central cancels, fresh, mostly Very Fine, an excellent diverse group.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13107

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Cards, ca. 1893-1902, Lovely Group of 11 Used 10c Cards, comprising 1892 name-in-blue 10c gray black on light green: (1) unaddressed with Saigon Central 11 JUIL 93 c.d.s. (2) unaddressed with Soctrang/Cochinchine 13 AOUT 95 c.d.s. (3) Hanoi 14 OCT 98 to Haiphong (4) Hanoi 11 JAN 99 to Great Britain (5) Saigon Port 21 AOUT 01 to Switzerland via Singapore (6) Saigon Central 17-2-13 to Berlin (7) 10c+10c Quinehone/Annam 13 JUIL 02 to Paris with response card unused; and 1900 name-in-red 10c black on bluish green: (8) Hanoi 25 SEPT 01 to Germany with 30 SEPT Saigon Central transit (9) Thanh-hoa/Annam 31 MARS 02 to Hanoi with Ninh-binh transit (10) Cholon/Cochinchine 6 AOUT 02 to Germany; and (11) Hanoi 22 OCT 02 ot Germany with Saigon Central transit of 27 OCT, F.-V.F. or better, excellent group; examine.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13108

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Cards, 1901-22, Lovely Group of 11 Used, including five 1901 10c red on greenish, four 1904 10c carmine on greenish and two 1919 "6 cents" on 15c Native Women design; 10c reds feature (1) Saigon Central 15 AVRIL 04 to Hankow, China (2) Saigon Central 15 AVRIL 04 to London (3) Saigon Central 20 AVRIL 03 to Paris (4) Hue/Annam 25 AVRIL 04 to Germany with 4 MAI 04 Saigon Central transit (5) Benhoa 27 OCT 04 to Germany; 10c carmines used (1) Saigon Central 14 AVRIL 08 to Germany (2) Yenbay/Tonkin 22 NOV 09 to Germany (3) Thudaumot/Cochinchine 9 MAI 10 to India (4) Saigon Central 24-5-13 to Germany; with the "6 cents" on 15c cards both with Haipong/Tonkin cancels, one on 14 AOUT 22 and unaddressed, the second on 28 AOUT 22 and addressed locally, Very Fine, a nice lot of fresh cards.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13109

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Cards, 1895-1941, Choice Selection of 6 Premium Used, comprising (1) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to France with Hanoi/Tonkin NOV 11 95 cancel, endorsed "Troupes du Tonkin" with adjacent blue "Troupes de l'Indo-Chine/Le General en Chef" cachet (reply card unused) (2) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to Germany with DEC 97 Haiphong cancel and adjacent Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 7 cancel dated 26 DEC 97 (reply card unused) (3) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to Saar with Haiphong/Tonkin cancels of 19 DEC 1902 with Singapore DE 27 1902 transit at left (reply card unused) (4) 1904 10c carmine on greenish to Java with Saigon Central 5 MAI 06 origin and "N" marking, along with Singapore MY 7 1906 transit and Batavia 10 5 06 arrival (5) 1904 10c carmine on greenish to Japan with Pak-hoi-chine 5 SEPT 07 cancels plus Victoria/Hong Kong 9 SP 07 transit and Kobe/Japan arrival dated 17.9.07; and (6) 1931 5c violet brown on buff with Saigon Central c.d.s. of 10.1.41, unaddressed, F.-V.F., nice group.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13110

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Stationery, ca. 1915-28, Lovely Selection of 15 Used Entires, featuring 1915 10c red & black with slate blue interior sent Saigon Central 13-3-16 with Travinh next-day arrival; 1916-19 no control number 10c size "c" lilac interior sent Dalat/Annam 27-8-17 to Hanoi, 15c size "b" Quinehone/Annam 17 AVRIL 20 to Paris, 15c size "c" Saigon Central 2-1-20 to France; 1919 "4 cents" (closed top) on 10c Benthuy/Annam 25-7-19 to Haiphong, plus three locally used in Haiphong each uprated with "4 cents" overprint (open top) on 10c MAI 22, "4 cents" (open top, control number 816) on 10c with Saigon Central origin and Travinh/Cochinchine 20-3-19 arrival, Phantiet/Annam 14 OCT 21 uprated 6c to France, Mytho/Cochinchine 17-8-22 uprated 2/5c on 1c block of ten with Cholon 18-8-22 arrival; 1922 "5 cents" no control number Hai-duong/Tonkin 2-3-24 to Paris (roughly opened); 1923 "4 cents" brown orange & black with lilac interior used locally Haiphong 19 FEVR 23 with different type of same-day arrival c.d.s.; Samson/Annam 7 DEC 23 to Hanoi; 1928 2c green with Mytho/Cochinchine 11-12-33 cancels and uprated 1c to Marseille, F.-V.F., excellent group; examine.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 13111

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1922-36, Excellent Selection of Ten Used 4c and 5c Entires With Lilac Interiors, all size "c" (146 x 112 mm), the holding divided between 1922 4 cents Native Women (6 examples) and 5c Angkor designs (4 examples); three of the 4 cents cards are from Annam: (1) Phantiet to France with "T" in triangle marking and 20c Postage Due (2) Song Cau to Hanoi with Quinehone transit, and (3) Thu-xa to France with Quinehone transit; plus three from Tonkin: two locally used at Haiphong, plus a Phuly to Hanoi; 5 cents cards include Registered and uprated 7c Thanh-hoa to France with Tourane tranist; three 1932 entires: (1) Ky-anh/Annam 23-1-32 to Can-tho with Tourane transit (2) Hue/Annam 27-7-32 to Germany uprated 65c with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and boxed "Saigon-Marseille" cachet, and (3) Phu-tho/Tonkin 20-5-36 to Saigon uprated 11c and green-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette, F.-V.F. or better, a lovely, wide-ranging group; inspection invited.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 13112

French Colonies: Indochina, A Splendid Selection of 12 Picture Post Cards With Tonkin Cancels, 1904-08, comprising 1904 from Phu-doan with view of Rue Paul-Bert Street, Hanoi; 1906 Botanic Gardens in Saigon, hand-painted view, with Haipong à Hanoi Railway cancel; 1908 from Tuyen-quang showing local river view; 1909 showing "Caserne de l'Artillerie" Dap Cau with Langson à Hanoi Railway cancel; 1909 from Haiphong with view of Citadel in Bac-ninh; 1911 from Haiphong showing river view; 1911 from Haiphong showing "Baie d'Along" with Shanghai, China, US Postal Ag'cy/Rec'd transit; 1912 from Lang-son showing a general view; 1913 from Haiphong showing "Cité Marty"; 1919 from Hanoi picturing "Bureau de la Résidence Supérieure"; 1922 from Hanoi-Gare showing Haiphong Theater; and 1928 from Hai-phong showing "Appontement de l'Hôpital", Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 13113

French Colonies: Indochina, Selection of 9 Premium First Flight Covers, 1931-50s, comprising (1) 1931 (June 29) England-Saigon with 1s4d franking tied by "London F.S./Air Mail" cancels, reverse with Marseille 30 VII 1931 transit and Saigon 22-7-1931 arrival (no cachets, but believed to be from the first London-to-China flight) (2 & 3) two covers Haiphong-Kunming, each with similar pictorial "Ouverture de la Ligne Haiphong, Hanoi, Kunming 10 JUIN 1948/Par Air France" cachet, along with "Retour" and "Address incomplete" cachets, both having 14.6.48 Kunming arrival daters (4) 1948 (June 11) Hanoi-Kunming with "Ouverture de la Ligne Hanoi-Kunming 11 JUIN 1948/Par Air France" boxed pictorial cachet and Kunming arrival c.d.s. of 14.6.48 (5 & 6) 1948 (Aug. 11) Saigon-Laos with boxed "Reouverture de la Ligne Saigon Seno Vientiane 11 Aout 1948/Par Air France" cachet with Vientiane arrival (11-8-48) on reverse, along with Aug. 12 return flight with appropriate cachet and Saigon arrival of 12-8-48 (7) 1949 (Sept. 24) Saigon-Noumea with "Ouverture du Service Regulier/France-N. Caledonie" pictorial cachet, Noumea arrival c.d.s. of 29.9.49 on reverse (8 & 9) 1950 (Oct. 28) Saigon-Cambodia with "Air France Ouverture de Ligne Saigon-Siem-Reap 28-X-50" pictorial cachet, arrival c.d.s. of Siemreap-Angkor dated 28-10-1959, plus the return flight to Saigon but without cachet, Very Fine, clean, uncommon group; examine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 13114

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1905-13, Trio of Premium Entires, featuring (1) 1904-05 5c green on white with "422" control number to Singapore, endorsed "per SS Eridan" and cancelled with Singapore FE 4 1905 c.d.s. (2) 1908 10c red & black on greenish size "c" with "851" control number uprated 15c to Leipzig with Quinhone/Annam cancels of 24 JUIL 09; and (3) 1908 10c red & black size "c" no control number Registered and uprated 40c to Leipzig with Cholon-Bin-htay/Cochinchine cancels of 15-2-13, F.-V.F., choice group.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 13115

French Colonies: Indochina, Group of 10 Air France Flight Covers, 1938-39, all but one having a special flight cachet; note 1938 (July 30) Hanoi-Saigon blue cachet; 1938 (Aug. 1) Saigon-Hanoi black pictorial cachet; 1938 (Oct. 5) Saigon-Hong Kong black cachet; 1939 (July 6) Hanoi-Vientiane blue cachet and Hanoi-Saigon black cachet; 1939 (July 7) Saigon-Hanoi and Saigon-Vientiane, each with black cachets, plus Vientiane-Hanoi uncacheted; and 1939 (July 26) Hanoi-Fort Bayard blue cachet and (same-day) return flight black cachet, Very Fine, attractive group; inspect.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 13116

French Colonies: Indochina, Lovely Group of 8 Select First Flight Covers, 1931-38, a grand selection comprising (1) 1931 (Jan. 16) Paris to Saigon and franked 6F50, with "Premiers Services Reguliers France-Indochine/Via Air-Orient" black cachet, with Saigon arrival dated 27-1-31 (2) 1931 (Feb. 3) Saigon to Paris return flight with 66c franking and same cachet as outbound flight but in purple (3) 1937 (Apr. 9) blue-bordered Airmail Registered envelope to Fort Bayard with seven-line boxed cachet for the Hanoi-Canton flight via Fort Bayard, with 10-4-37 arrival c.d.s. (4) 1938 (July 12) Hanoi to Hong Kong flight with special red "Premier Vol d'Essai Hanoi-Hong Kong par Air France 13 Juillet 1938" cachet (5) the same flight but cachet in blue with "Postes et Telegraphes/Tonkin" red cachet and signed by pilot (6) the same flight again, but on special pictorial envelope by L'Indochine Philatélique Hanoi, the cachet in red, with 13 JY 38 Victoria/Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. (7) 1938 (July 29) cover to Saigon with boxed red "Premiere Liaison Postale Aerienne Hanoi-Saigon en 5 Heures via Air France 30 Juillet 1938" cachet; and (8) 1938 (Oct. 5) cover to Hong Kong with special triangular black cachet reading "Hanoi-Hong Kong Ouverture du Trafic Postal Aerien Regulier par Air France" with Kowloon/Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. of 6 OC 38 on reverse, F.-V.F., excellent group; examine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 13117

French Colonies: Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1890s-1920s, Premium Selection of 11 Entires, among which (1) 1901-02 5c with pointed flap sent Hanoi to Paris with Nov 25.02 c.d.s. (2) 1904-05 5c with "439" control number sent 2 JANV 07 from Chalon to Saigon (3) 1904-05 10c with "723" control number and return address cachet at to left sent 4 NOV 07 Sadec to Paris with Saigon Central transit (4-6) 1908 5c all to France, sent 1910 or 1911, from either Hanoi (uprated 5c), Saigon Central, or Quinhone/Annam (7-10) 1908 10c size "b" from Song-cau/Annam to Hanoi 13 FEV 11, Vinh/Annam to Hanoi 3 MAI 11, Thanh-hoa/Annam to Paris 9 JUIN 11 and Laighau/Tonkin to Berlin 23 MAI 12 with transits from Lao-kay (10 JUIN) and Haiphong (12 JUIN); and (11) 1908 10c size "c" Hong-hoa/Tonkin to Paris 17 NOV 15, mostly Very Fine, lovely group; examine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 13118
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French Colonies: Tunisia and Togo, Collections, 1888-1974, Two country mint & used collections of several hundred stamps all in a Scott Specialty album. Tunisia is the star collection with a nice showing of used first issues and mixed mint & used later on. Mint sets are strong from 1955-1967 we note Airs and B.O.B. as well. Togo is a bit sparse, mint & used, generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs. Scott $2,400 .
Suggested Bid $500
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