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Lot 437

France, Powerful Mint Stock - Commemoratives & Pictorials, 1924-38. Powerful stock composed of about 40 different stamps in quantities of from 6 (Scott 248, Cérès 259IV) to 180 (Scott 304, Cérès 305), with such high-powered stamps as the 20fr Pont du Gard Die I (34) and Die III (13). Again, we won't go into any more detail, because scans of the entire lot are available on our website, and again everything is clean and virtually all never hinged!
Maury €253,000 for NH ($308,660).
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
Realized $14,500.
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Lot 438

France, Powerful Mint Stock - Regular Issues, 1900-42. Tremendous stock composed of about 40 different stamps in quantities of from 4 (a block of the 1900 2fr "Merson", Scott 126, Cérès 122, disturbed gum) to over 400 (Scott 196, Cérès 181), with such high-powered stamps as the 1927 3fr "Merson" (30) and the 1932 1.20fr "Peace" (73). We won't go into any more detail, because scans of the entire lot are available on our website, but suffice to say that you're unlikely to ever come across a similar opportunity to purchase such a deep stock of these difficult and popular issues. Plus, everything is clean and virtually all never hinged!
Maury €132,000 for NH ($161,040).
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $8,500.
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Lot 439
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France, Specialized Collection, 1849-1936. Neatly hinged in old time album of handmade quadrille pages, starting with complete early Ceres issue 1-9 with duplication for various color shades including several different distinct shades of 1fr and Scott 9d 1fr reissue, proceeding to the early Napoleon issues with various shades and the occasional interesting cancel with three shades of 21 (1fr), an interesting 11 counterfeit, perforated Napoleon and the Laureated Napoleon's including 37 (5), a lovely Ballon Monté from the balloon "Daguerre" cover, Bordeaux Lithograph perf and imperf issues, Peace and Commerce issue including 65, 79 mint, 83, 84 mint, 96 mint, 99 mint, Liberty and Peace mixed mint and used set including 130 mint pair, 227-40, 246 mint, various types of Pont du Gard types, 300a mint, B3-10 (mint except 5fr value is used), B11 mint, B12-19 mint, B20-23 mint, B28-30, B31-33, B35-37 and B42-43 mint. A charming old time collection that has some how managed to stay largely intact these many years, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 440
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France, Beaucoup Accumulation, 1849-1970's. In a couple large boxes and nine smaller boxes, packed with loose stamps, stamps crammed into glassines and stock pages, the occasional album or stock book, some highlights include: a few colonies in one small box and many many sets mingle around that will add up quickly in Scott value, but the real meat we saw was the many many Ceres and Napoleon issues that abounded with glassines stuffed, stock pages filled, strong sections in albums, even an European album of cancels of these early issues. If you are a specialist of these early classical issues, this lot should rank high on your viewing list because there will be so much material that you are not likely to see again in this quantity for quite some time, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance, after just a little bit of sorting and processing, there is a lot of potential to generate serious Scott value.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 441
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France, Collection of Cancels, 1849-1900. Over 700 stamps as singles, pairs or strips of 3, all chosen for the cancels; we note Republic Cérès perf and imperf to 80c, Empire Napoléons (with and without laurel) perf and imperf to 80c, Sages (unchecked for types) to 5F, etc.; we note #3 on large piece of cover (with additional markings on the fold-over), a 2c Sage gutter pair used, 1c Sage mint gutter single with Millésime "9", black and red cancels, grids, stars, numbers large and small, letters, newspaper and c.d.s.'s of various types—even a New Year circled-42 on 5c Liberty, Equality, Fraternity issue; arranged by Scott number, with duplication throughout presenting shade and printing varieties, etc., etc.; a couple pages of miscellaneous French Dues and Revenues, and worldwide postage and Revenues, Very Fine, a goldmine for the specialist, postal historian or dealer.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 442
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France, Fantabulous Collection, 1849-1938. A lovely selection of Classics neatly arranged on stockpages, mostly in Scott order; original Cérès, Napoléon (Republic and Empire) and Bordeaux issues duplicated, with a nice range of cancellation types (grids, stars, numbers large and small, anchors, all-over dotted, c.d.s., etc.) and shades, most singly but several on piece or on cover); Peace and Commerce (including imperforates), Rights of Man, Mersons, commemoratives, Semi-Postals, a few Airs and Dues…they're all here; mint items range from no gum to hinge remnants to never hinged; of particular interest we note three 5F Napoléons used, a mint Le Havre overprint, all three types of the Pont du Gard (I used, II mint, III no gum); #300 never hinged and 300a mint; mint Strasbourg and PEXIP souvenir sheets; spectacular Semis, with #B1-B41 complete, with nearly all the Orphélins (including the franc values) never hinged, a mint Smile of Rheims, etc.; #C16 with barest trace of hingeing, #C17 never hinged, and much, much more, Very Fine overall, a gem of a collection that must be seen.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 443

France, Sensational Postal History Collection, 1792-1942. Presented on artfully created exhibition-quality pages; fully annotated, discussing the development of the French postal system, from the Petite Poste of Paris through mid-WWII; includes both stamps (mint or used, singles or blocks) and covers showing their uses; begins with a 1792 letter from Louis XVI (with transcription), with a nice array of Royal and early Republic and Empire stampless covers and usages; First Issues off- and on cover, Siege issues including a Ballon Monté, a Pigeongramme (!) and a POW letter from Prussia; WWI Feldpost, POW and Red Cross covers, etc.; just a wealth of stamps, covers, stationery, forms, and documents (the latter mostly reprints); better stamps include Bordeaux and Le Havre Expos, a lovely PEXIP sheet, and more, Very Fine, a spectacular holding—be sure to view.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 444
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France, Mint & Used Dealer Stock, 1849-1980. Fabulous stock presented in a stockbook, with many hundreds of useful sale able stamps, better used includes 1-3, 6-9a, 12, 20, 29-36, 48, in the mint category we note 29-30, 94, 296-297 (2), 300c, 311-312, 372-373, B43, B66-B67, B157a, C22, some postage dues & officials, decent duplication, a business in a stockbook, peruse & enjoy, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $19,000 (Owner's) Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 445
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France, Accumulation, 1850's-2000's. A collection that was assembled, but never made the transition into an album, so it is still on dealer "102" or stock cards and a little messy, so it can be difficult to find some of the better items, but here are a few we noted (by Scott), 1942 set of Artist Aid Sheets, a few early imperf Napoleon and Ceres including 1 Fr. Napoleon, 37, 75, 329 (2, one of which can cancel in selvage away from stamps), B11, B34, C1-2 and C15, in addition there is a section of miscellaneous foreign with a strong section of Canada and Provinces, a nice little lot that will quickly add up in value when you calculate the many $10, $20 and up items just waiting to be sorted, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 446
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France, Classic Collection, 1849-1950. Neatly hinged on Y&T album pages; mostly mint from 1927, with earlier issues sporting a nice array of cancels; highlights include a #1, a 5F Napoléon (faults), nice Sages, Mersons and Rights of Man; solid Sowers, second series Orphans Semi-Postals, fresh Smile of Rheims and Le Havre Exposition, Sinking Fund issues, Normandie color varieties; se-tenants of Legion, Pétain and National Aid issues; 1944-45 Occupation issues (Arc de Triomphe), Dulac and Gandon Mariannes complete; Airs include #C5-C12 and C16-C17; Newspaper, Military and precanceled issues, Dues, etc.; stamps generally fresh, though some foxing here and there, Fine to Very Fine, with much better, lovely stamps in need of a new home.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 447

France, A Corker of a Cover Collection, 1851-1918. 40 in all, neatly arranged in a solid 13-ring binder, each cover identified by franking and priced, ready to go into stock; most range between 1851 and 1875, with a variety of Cérès and Napoléons the stamps du jour; note c.d.s.'s of various sizes and designs, gridded diamonds, dotted diamonds (including one from the last day of the "1818" dotted-diamond cancel), multiple "Paid" markings, a Ballon Monté cover from the Siege flown on the Washington (Scott #BM9, Maury #9), a cover assessed postage due, and destinations across Europe and the US; various corner cards or forwarding agents' cachets throughout…even, incongruously, a domestic Norwegian cover with an uncancelled #4 and three WWI covers from US Forces stationed in France, Very Fine, a beautiful lot that should be viewed.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 448
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France, The 82 Proof(s) Collection, 1933-87. Deluxe proofs housed on two-sided, two-pocket stockpages; a lovely selection of individual items and sets covering regular issues, Semi-Postals and Airs; much of Topical interest, including space, Europa, personalities, landscapes and landmarks, etc.; most material dates from the late 1960s or early 1970s, Very Fine, intoxicating group.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 449
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France, Mint & Used Holding, 1860-1945. On display cards and auction sheets, noted are used Classics, mint J2, J6, Timbres de Liberation Yvert Lyon 5-15, type III 17-21, 25-26, Ceres 1-2, 4, 13, seldom seen material, careful inspection should result in excellent returns, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 450
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France, Collection, 1900-45. Mounted in one photo album, with highlights that include: 109//132 (only missing a couple values), 133-37, 138-54, 156//84 (only missing a few values), 185-96, 198-201, 254A, 294, 296-97, 302, B12-19, B27, B28-30, B31-33, B35-37, B39-41, B42-43, B66-67, C8-13 and C16-17, o.g., some never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 451
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France & Colonies, Dealer Stock, 1849-2000. Approximately 1,400 dealer tear pages, neatly organized in nineteen dealer counter books, with many great fresh complete sound sets with 2004-2012 Scott values ranging from a couple dollars to hundreds of dollars, mostly mint except for the early classic issues, with many complete commemorative sets with a few mint highlights include (mint unless noted otherwise): Afars and Issas 310-14 NH, C62-65 NH, Alexandretta C1-8, J1-6, Algeria, French Andorra, Anjouan, Comoro Islands, Dedeagh, France 9 (2 used), 47 used, 347, 840-44 NH gutter pairs, 1100 (8), B1-2, B7 used block of four, B11 (2), B53 NH block of four, B66-67 (3), C13 (2), C17 (3 used), 2N1-10 (2 NH), Reunion, French Polynesia C24-27 (1 mint, 2 NH), C50 (2 NH), French Southern Antarctic Territory 30, 31 imperf NH, 32 NH, 69-75 NH imperf, C1-2 (2), C18 NH, C26-27 used, French offices in China, Canton, Mongtseu, Pakhoi, Yunnan Fou, Levant 29 NH pair, Port Said 42 NH pair, 45 NH pair, 91 (3 NH), Zanzibar 11 used, French Guiana C18-20, French India, French Morocco, French Somalia, Guadeloupe, Indo China, Lebanon 45-48, 108-19, C39-48, Martinique, Monaco CB11-14, New Caledonia, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Senegal, Tahiti, Wallis et Futuna 179-81 NH, A, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $23,600+ (Owner's) Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 452
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France and Offices Abroad, Collection, 1849-2007. A decent intermediate collection, hinged to Scott International, plus duplicates and stamps without spaces in the International album neatly organized in #1 glassine envelopes, containing over 4,500 different stamps, plus some minor duplication; a few misidentified Classics, but the vast majority are correctly identified, well represented throughout, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $30,600+ (Owner's) Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 453
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France & Colonies, Better Quality Dealer Stock, 1900-2000's. Neatly organized in hundreds of glassines and dealer "104 cards", with many great fresh complete sound sets with Scott values from a little under a dollar to a little over $100, consisting of Afars and Issas, Algeria, French Andorra (143-53, C1 x2), Cameroun, France, Reunion, French Equatorial Africa, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territory, French Sudan, French West Africa, Indo-China, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Libya, Martinique (including 43, 45, 48, 51), Monaco, New Caledonia, French New Hebrides, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Senegal, Somali Coast, Syria, Wallis and Futuna (including 288-93 imperf pairs), o.g., mostly never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine.
2017 Scott $8,300+ (Owner's) Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 454
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France & Colonies, Accumulation, 1850's-1980's. Singles and plate blocks in old glassines and envelopes that appear to have been stored away for many decades, containing many new issues from the 1960's and 1970's in glassines, group of dealer "102" cards with values from a few dollars up to $20 with the occasional slightly better set including Cilicia J13-16, France C6 NH, C22 NH, French Andorra J16-20 mint, etc., a group of black stock sheets and black approval cards filled with French revenues, the occasional deluxe sheets and imperfs, a group of Rhine omnibus issues on group of black approval cards, black approval card with perforated Napoleon issues up to 80c, French Colonies from Senegal to Somali Coast on Scott Specialty pages with several complete long sets that can be so difficult to find sometimes, group of approval cards including France 315-20, B11, B42-43, B117-28, French Antarctic Territory C1, C16a, Monaco 159 used, C69-72A and Senegal 56, a great little lot that is sure to have some more little hidden treasures lurking about, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $800.
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Lot 455
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France & Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1850-1982. Hundreds of stamps on display cards, glassines and on pages, a few better includes B147a, B157a, B285-B290, C27, French Southern & Antarctic Territories C10a, lots of mint complete sets, scattered colonies, careful inspection will be rewarded, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 456
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French Colonies, Well-Filled N-W Collection, 1885-1931. A usable album featuring Nossi-Bé #14, 23, 24, 26, 30, J3, J7, J10, J12, J17 (all used, less #26, mint no gum); Obock #1, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 30, 44A-45, 60, J4, J12, J14, J14 and J18 (all mint, less #14, 20, 30, J13, used); St. Pierre et Miquelon #1-3, 6, 10 (mint), 18, 33-34, 35 (mint), 56, 68 (mint), J1, J7 (mint), J8 and Q1; Tahiti #10, 13, 15, B1 and J1 (used, other than #B1, mint no gum), etc., Fine to Very Fine, one to view.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 457
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French Colonies, Mint & Used Accumulation 1888-1992. Wide ranging lot with plenty of surprises, a quick look reveal mint Afars & Issas 433-436, French Polynesia 516 (2), C47a, C51, C96, C112-C114, FSAT 2-7, C121 (4), St. Pierre & Miquelon 389-392, Wallis & Fortuna 383-384, with many imperf issues and proofs, should be investigated carefully, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 458

French Colonies, Postal History, 1893-1900. Four premium covers that include Anjouan 20, 21, 24, Grand Comoro 28, & Mayotte 28 tied by Madagascar c.d.s. on registered cover to Paris, Reunion 38, 57, 58, 59, tied by Reunion c.d.s. on registered cover to France, Offices in Zanzibar 1, 2, 5, 8 & 10 on registered cover to Reunion, and Madagascar 48, pair 52, 53, 54, 55, on registered cover to Vannes France, don't let this one get away, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $550.
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Lot 459
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French Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1900-75. Excellent group of mint & used stamps on 21 large display cards, some of the countries include but not limited to Cameron, Dahomey, Fezzan, French Congo, French India, Madagascar, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Somalia, Southern & Antarctic Territory, Togo, from the classics to 1975, pay close attention as there should be plenty of sale able items including NH material, happy bidding, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,000 (Owner's) Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $475.
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Lot 460
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French Africa, Collection, 1894-1975. Hinged and mounted to Scott Specialty pages, with a good range of better sets including: Afars and Issas 310-14, 392-99, 413-19, C62-65, Alaouites 1-15, C1-4, C17-21, Alexandretta 1-12, 13-17, C1-8, J1-6, Chad 1-18, 19-59, Comoro Islands 69-72, 131-55, C5-6, C69-95, Latakia 1-22, C1-11, Libya 2N12-23, Malagasy Republic 306-15 imperf, Mali 2-8 imperf, C2-4 imperf, C12-14 imperf, Martinique C10-12, Mauritania 1-17, 18-54, 76-108, J1-8, Middle Congo 1-22, 33-50, 65-88, J12-22, Niger 29-72, Togo 176-92, Tunisia 1-7, 9-27 (a couple values are used), 29-61, B3-11, B12-19, B20-36, B37-46, B54-73, C17-20, Ubangi-Shari 1-22, 23-40, Upper Senegal & Niger 1-17, Upper Volta 43-65, Navigation and Commerce issues of Moheli, Senegambia and Niger, St. Marie de Madagascar and Grand Comoro Islands. A lovely collection with many complete long sets that can be so difficult to find, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 461

French Polynesia, Almost Complete Never Hinged Collection, 1958-94. In a luxe Lindner album with slipcase, featuring all the stamps you're looking for, including #182-190, 193-194, 196-197, 198, 199-202, 203-204, 223-226, 233-240, 247-250, 253-257, 258-260, 296-299, C24-C27, C33-C39, C42, C45-C47, C47a, C48-C50, C52-C56, C63-C70, C77a, C100-C104, C107-C111, C112-C114, C136a, and on and on; high cumulative catalogue value and beautiful stamps, Fine to Very Fine, a very nice collection; be sure to view.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 462
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French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Mint Collection, 1955-99. Mint collection in a Yvert & Teller album, better includes 16-19, 23-24, 25-28, 30, 46-51, 58-63, C1-C2, C6, C7, C8, C13-C14, C19-C23, C27-C28, and appears complete to 1999, also has a few first day covers and two stock pages of duplicates, excellent collection of this popular area, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 463
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French & British Antarctic Territories, Issues, 1931-2000. A loaded lot that includes French Polynesia C154-C155 imperf, French Southern & Antarctic Territory 58-63, C88, C129 gutter block of four, South Georgia 12, 307-318 gutter blocks of eight, British Antarctic Territory 153-167, 192-197, 244-247 pairs, 263-274, 329a, 1931 Wilkins-Ells Submarine Expedition, Trans-Polar Flight Expedition, also Saint Pierre & Miquelon, plenty of easy sale ables, please explore, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 464
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French Colonies: New Caledonia, Sensational Collection, 1881-1988. On Scott Specialty pages housed in a blue springback binder; virtually complete and nearly all mint; includes 1933 Paris-Noumea overprints, 1937 Expo issue including souvenir sheet, complete "France Libre" overprints, Hoodhoods, Semi-Postals, Airs, Dues, Officials and Parcel Posts; generally fresh, though some earlies affected by climate, and the material should be transferred to a new album (the pages foxing along edges), still a solid collection on which to build, Fine to Very Fine with better, inspection invited.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 465

French Colonies: St. Pierre & Miquelon, Wonderful Mint Never Hinged Collection, 1956-2011. In a thick stockbook and nearly complete, including the better sets, sheetlets, blocks and booklets, with myriad good Thematics; massive face value and a bargain at our estimate, Fine to Very Fine, completion and expansion possible.
Yvert €6,500 ($7,930).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 466
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French Colonies: Tunisia, Very Well Filled Mint Collection, 1888-1996. In a large Yvert album containing used #5, 22, B11, JA8; mint #338-363B, 412-421, 514-521, B37-B46, B54-B73, C19, C21-C24, C25-C32, JA5, and JA6; and never hinged #809A-809F and 904, etc., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 467
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French Area, Group of Collections, 1885-1993. Monaco collection, 1885-1993 in large stockbook, neatly organized and in order by issue containing 60-92, 110-30, 131-44, 262-73 imperf, 295-300, B36-50, C55-58, Obock on quadrille pages, containing 48-58 and early Somali Coast on quadrille pages, containing 6-22, 24, 34-48, 49-63, group of better mostly French Colonies on stock cards including Ivory Coast group of Peace and Commerce issues, Lebanon C49-50 and C53-55, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,200.
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