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Lot 1315
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France, Collection, 1900-2000. In 8 Lindner hingeless albums with slip cases, containing 121-32, 138-54, Sowers set nearly complete with duplication of various shades (missing 2Fr), 185-96, 197, 226, 226b, 241, 264-83, 296-97, 329, 348, 624, B3-10, B11, B12-19, B20-23, B27, B28-30, B31-33, B34, B35-37, B38, B39-41, B66-67, B157a, B285-90, B294-99, C1-2, C6b, C8-13, C15, C16-17, C23-27, C29-32, J80-92 and Guerre Mondiale Chamber of Commerce of Valenciennes 1, exceptional collection with better quality than usually encountered, generally Fine to Very Fine, a great 20th century collection of France with a high level of completion.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 1316
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France, Deluxe Proof Collection, 1940-2000. Over 200 different deluxe proofs in Lindner three hingeless albums with slip cases, mostly from early 1980's to 2000, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$550
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Lot 1317

France, The Moderniste Collection. Ready-made with a little effort on your part; two binders of album pages (German in origin with stamp designs in color) running through 1973; a metal file box full of stamps, individually glassined and in Scott number order simply awaiting mounts; plus a slew of items fresh from La Poste's mailers (we unpacked them—they're that fresh) from the mid- to late 1990s; stationery, two binders of proofs from the 1980s (120 items in all, all different), grouped-by-year First Day Cards (the French equivalent of Germany's ETBs, same size and all), plus more; all Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1318
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France, Booklet Collection, 1952-2000. Red Cross and modern booklets in Lindner hingeless album with slip case, containing B274a, B282a, B291a, B301a, B309a and B318a, generally Fine to Very Fine, lovely collection with popular Red Cross booklets and many modern 1990's-2000's booklets.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 1319

France & Italy, Stampless Cover Collection, 1820-70. 85 in total, 56 Italian and 29 French, all neatly arranged in a binder in four-pocket clear stockpages; Italian covers not only from the major cities (Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice), but from smaller towns as well, including Ancona, Fossano, Livorno, Onglia and Savona); a wide array of markings, including various PAID (even a British shield-type on a cover to Rome), communal crests and personal monograms, Sea and Official instructions, towns and dates in one and two lines, etc.; French covers include four to France via Beauvoisin, a mourning cover, manuscript and handstamped due/rate markings, transit markings, daters in red, and more, exceptionally clean, Very Fine, uncommon material; a must-see.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1320
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France, Fantabulous Collection, 1849-1996. Mounted in two slipcased Scott Specialty albums; virtually complete and, from 1878 on, virtually all mint; regular and commemorative issues, souvenir sheets, booklet panes, millésimes, coins datés singles, Semi-Postals, Airs, Dues, Parcel Post, Officials—c'est magnifique; includes many Yvert-listed imperforates and varieties (all noted), two PEXIP sheets, iconic Airs such as the 50F Banknote, a number of blackprints/épreuves, and much, much more; much never hinged, Very Fine, one of the most superb and comprehensive collections we've seen in some time.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid$2,000
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Lot 1321
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France, Virtually Complete Collection, 1849-1974. All mounted on oversized Yvert album pages; each item identified by Yvert number, starting with #1 and running through 1974's issues; mostly used to 1902, and nearly all mint thereafter, with our spot check turning up a mix of mint and used; many, many better items, including 80c Napoléons and Cérès, a lightly cancelled fresh and sound 5F Napoléon, pretty Mersons, 1929-32 Landmarks types mint and used, Normandie shades, PEXIP sheet, French Volunteers Legion issues including Polar Bear sheet, Occupation issues, Semi-Postals, Airs, Precancels, Liberation issues, Dues, Military, etc.; the last empty space noted was in 1945 and, even including the Classics, the number of empty spaces outside the specialized far Back-of-the-Book makes this an excellent candidate for completion, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, well worth the time to view.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1322
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France, Mint & Used Collection, 1850-1966. In a stockbook and an album, includes used Napoleon III issue, Bordeaux issue, Peace & Commerce issue, Sower issue, mint has 304, 321, 306, 329 with horizontal creases, B18, B45, B66-B67, B85, B93, B97-B100, B147a, B157a, B341-B346, C34-C36, also includes postage dues, Officials, with some useful sale able material, some condition issues, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1323
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France, Solid Stock Selection, 1853-1956. Housed in five stockbooks of various sizes and makes, a simply sumptuous arrangement of stamps starting with several pages (small stockbook) of 1853 and later Napoléons and Cérès, leading up to the 1900 series and the 1903 Sowers; the real strength of the holding is in the 1920s-1940s era, with regular issues, Semi-Postals and Airs; 19th century used, 20th century mint and much never hinged; note #624a, plus full sheets of #615a and 1100; Occupation sets, coins datés of #595 and 602; never hinged #198-201 (#199 hinged), 258-262 (#261 hinged), 300, 300a, etc.; early Intellectuals Semi-Postals; complete booklets of 1952, 1959-60, and 1962-63 Red Cross issues; a selection of French Africa, etc.; also included are one stockbook of Monaco, plus issues from Italy, Denmark and even French Andorra; manageable and useful duplication, Very Fine overall, great stock for the dealer, or a solid foundation for a collection awaiting mounts and an album; inspect.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1324
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France, The Vive La Différence Collection, 1867-2009. Neatly arranged on 56 sides of a Davo stockbook, roughly 4,000 French Errors, Freaks and Oddities, both mint and used; we have misperfs, part perfs, crazed perfs due to foldover, misaligned perfs; surcharges displaced, doubled, tripled, inverted and on reverse; heavy offset (or bleed-through) to reverse; phosphor/fluor band varieties; plate flaws; doctor blade flaws; over-inked, under-inked and ink starvation impressions; paper varieties; Turin Sower forgeries, and much, much more; regular and commemorative issues are here, as are Semi-Postals, Airmails, Precancels, Occupations, etc.; solid duplication, especially useful for the dealer, Very Fine overall, proof that getting it wrong can still look so right.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1325
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France, Phenomenal Position Piece Pageant, 1870-1941. Neatly arrayed in a 15-page (30-side) stockbook; the range and quality of material are some of the best we've seen, with many high value and highly desirable issues included; the holding starts off with a mint never hinged (hinged in selvage only) block of 15 of the December 1870 Bordeaux Cérès with control stamp in margin, and continues with a slew of coins datés, many of which are pencil annotated in the margins regarding types, plate flaws and varieties, paper types and the like—the specialist's delight; we note five 5F Merson margin singles (one on yellow paper), plus another single, two margin blocks of 4 (one corner) and a corner margin b6; #197 (2, 1 mint, 1 with full Expo cancel), #241 mint, #246 corner block, five 20F Pont du Gard items (1 heavily noted bottom margin single, 1 dated corner single, three dated corner pairs); #B19 corner single and corner block of 4, #B23 corner block of 4, #B27 corner block of four with two each Type I and Type II, C1-C2 mint plus used on Registered 1927 Aero Club de Provence cover with Expo label, a margin single of C6b never hinged, with perfins reading right to left plus block of 4 (right reading perfins) Expo-cancelled on official post card, even a 1941 Anti-Bolshevik Polar Bear sheet (Yvert L.V.F. #1) never hinged; plus coins datés of #247 (3, 2 Yvert Type I plus a Type III), 249 (2), 250 (2), 251 (2, shades), 251A, 252, 263 (2, 1 with erroneous date of "34.3.31"), 326 (2), 347, 348, B25, B28-B30 (2, one each as block of 4 and block of 10), B34 (2), B38, B43, B66-B67, C5 (2, one with Exposition cancel in margin), C7 (2), C8-C13 (2 each), and much, much more, Very Fine, a stunning compilation; be sure to view, either in person or online (all items imaged).
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Current Bid$5,000
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Lot 1326

France, Superlative Stock, 1900-75. In a bulging oversized sheet file book, everything under the sun to keep the dealer happy for ages to come; we find glassines filled with singles, manila stockpages stuffed with blocks, part- and full sheets in quantity, etc.; from Mersons, Rights of Man and Sowers through the popular issues of the 1930s and '40s, on to more modern material; we note dated corners on (part-)sheets, millésimes in gutters, shades, Semi-Postals, Airs, full sheets of #152 and 231, some test stamps in full panes, Railway Parcel Post items in large blocks, coils, some Algeria in sheets (including imperfs); much more material, as each file pocket is normally filled several layers deep, Fine to Very Fine with much Very Fine or better, add to your viewing list—you won't be disappointed.
Yvert €84,500 ($94,720).
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
Current Bid$4,000
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Lot 1327

France, Fabulous MNH Dealers Stock, 1900-1990s. A stockbook and stocksheets containing several hundred mint never hinged stamps with strength in medium-priced material from the 1920s-50s; highlights include Scott 129 (3), 131 (small faint gum soak), 152 (5), 247A, 250 (4), 251 (LVH), 262, 263 (4), 299, 300c, 301 (5), 302, 304 (2), 306 (4), 308 (6), 347 (3) 615 (2 sheets of 10), 624a (sheet of 10), B16 (2), B21-22, B24-26 (3), B33 (VLH), B41, B43 (2), B54-59 (2), B79 (2), B157a (2), C5-6 (2), C7 (4), C8-11, C22 (4), C34-36 (2), etc., etc.; also includes a nice section of precancels and a few modern booklets; all clean and F-VF, with a few lightly hinged scattered throughout (all noted numbers are NH).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1328
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France, Booklet Bonanza, 1903-95. In a stuffed 14-inch glassines box, a lovely collection from Sowers to modern; some complete booklets, some panes in covers, some panes removed; duplication throughout, with most items from the 1980s and '90s coming in twos; many items in individual glassines with Scott and/or Yvert number, more recent material largely still in La Poste plastic wrapping; we note Scott #159b in covers, 160a (3), 245a (2 complete booklets), 1294a, a run of Red Cross complete booklets from 1952-95, booklet Series numbers not noted in Maury, many interesting advertising covers and tabs, and much, much more, Very Fine overall, in need of organizing, but well worth the time to review.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 1329
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France, Deluxe Proof Collection, 1932-91. 110 all different, neatly presented in a Lighthouse stockbook; several sides of early- to mid-1970s material opens the collection (the 1932 issue is at the back), with most item coming from the 1980s; most are proofs of engraved issues, though a number of offset or gravure issues are included as well; fresh and bright throughout, with many Topical interests covered, Very Fine, one to view.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1330

France, Imperf Perfection, 1945-95. 7 manila stockpages filled with imperforate printings; includes commemoratives, Sabines and Mariannes, Semi-Postals, Officials, even a couple precancelled; perfect for the dealer, as all are identified by Yvert number, ready for lotting and selling, or for the collector; immaculate front and back, Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Yvert €8,300+ ($9,300).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1331

France, Mint New Issue Lot, 1988-2000. Hundreds of full sets, booklets, blocks of four, all mint with huge face value, a great chance to pick up items you let go before, don't miss out a second time, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1332
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France & Colonies, Dealer Stock, 1850's-2000's. 600 to 750 dealer cards, on 101 size cards in baseball card holders, with values from 20¢ to over $100, written many years ago, containing decent early France with useful Ceres and Napoleon, Peace and Commerce, good early 20th century mint commemoratives and semi postals, some nice French Southern Antarctic Territory, with over $3,350 retail or older Scott value, usual mixed condition, when we spot checked the value, many of the stamps have increased substantially, you should also spot check when viewing or ask for a couple sample scans so you can find a good multiplier to determine current value, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1333
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France & Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1850-2002. Presented in seven albums and a box, two of the albums are Lighthouse hingeless with mint 198-201, 296-297, 301, 311-312, 315-326, B3-B9, B83, C5-C6, C7, also a French Southern & Antarctic Territory collection, 20, 21 (2), 58-63, C5 (2), New Caledonia collection with 351a (2), & a Saint Pierre & Miquelon, with many complete mint sets, a lovely selection with huge potential, some mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1334
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France & Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1850-2015. Mounted in two Scott albums, mint 198-201, 258-262, 264-283, 306, 349, B48-B53, B135-B146, C18-C21, used revenues, Offices in China 57-64, Port Said 18-25, French Polynesia 182-190, 199-202, 211-215, French Southern & Antarctic Territory 1, 2-7, 20, C2, C7, C29-C32, loads of sale able items, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1335
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France & Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1868-1975. Mounted in three volumes, on pages & in glassines, we note French Guiana 156-161, French Southern & Antarctic Territory C1-C2, Gabon 20, 21, 25, 27-30, 31, Obock 1-39, Reunion 19, 21, 44, 47, with Cameroons, Dahomey, Inini, French Sudan, please evaluate carefully, some mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1336
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French Colonies, Mint & Used Collection, 1890's-1990's. Many thousands of stamps, hinged or mounted in six Scott International albums, nice classical issues, especially many Peace and Commerce issues, along with portions of early definative sets and a good modern section from 1960's and 1980's, countries consisting of Afars and Issas, Alaouites, Algeria, Anjouan, Benin, Cameroons, Comoro Islands, Chad, Cilicia, Dahomey, Diego Suarez, Djibouti, Gabon, Grand Comoro, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Indo China, Inini, Ivory Coast, Latakia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Middle Congo, Moheli, good Monaco with many modern sets from the 1960's-1990's, New Caledonia, Niger, Nossi Be, Obock, Reunion, decent 1942 France Libre section, St. Marie De Madagascar, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Senegal, Somali Coast, Syria, Ubangi, Tunisia, good coat of arms and early issues, Upper Senegal and Niger, Upper Volta, Wallis and Futuna Islands and Zaire, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1337
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French Africa, Sumptuous Collection, 1891-1969. Housed in two quite serviceable Scott Specialty albums, running the gamut from Colonies to Independence; a solid array of nac issues throughout, with souvenir sheets, France Libre overprints and strong Back-of-the-Book material as well, extending into post-independence issues; much mint, the used gently so, and a wealth of Topical material; iconic issues are here, but still plenty of room to grow the collection in these binders; worth a look, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 1338
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French Polynesia, Collection, 1892-1997. Appears complete from inception to 1997, early stamps are hinged to the mid 1970's and neatly mounted after, collection is neatly organized on hand made quadrille pages with useful notes about the various issues, o.g., many never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a great high quality collection of this popular area.
Scott $7,300 ++ Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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