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France and Colonies




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Lot 120
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France, Mostly Mint 20th Century Stock, 1900-90. Arranged in five stockbooks of varying sizes, running from the Blancs to the recent; issues to about 1930 a mix of mint and used, with virtually everything thereafter mint (much never hinged); note numerous dated corner blocks and other margin/positional pieces, including 1c Blancs in blocks of up to 25; a rich field of Sowers including millesime singles and blocks, wartime "GC" papers, pairs and blocks with advertising slogans, etc.; Normandie shades; Allied Occupations (most in backstamp 4); Dulac Mariannes, several with De La Rue imprints, numerous modern booklets including Red Cross; good Semi-Postals; exciting Airs including #440 overprinted for Military Airmail (never hinged), C6b (barely hinged, if at all), C15a (bottom margin single, never hinged) and C14 all signed Calves, plus #C8-C14, C15, etc., etc.; wonderfully fresh throughout, with useful quantities for the dealer, Very Fine overall, your chance to restock.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 121
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France, Airmail and Back-of-the-Book Stock Accumulation, 1920-88. Practically filling a 34-page (68-side) French stockbook; begins with #C1-C2 mint no gum, and includes multiple examples of #C5-C6 and C8-C14 (#C14 no gum), with later Airs in quantity as well; good stock of Council of Europe and UNESCO issues, plus a solid array of pre-cancels from Blancs onward; three pages of Military stamps, plus a page of French Legion items, including a lightly hinged mint Polar Bear sheet; small selection of First Issue Dues to the 50c value, with later issues more fully represented, including #J67 (3, 1 never hinged, 2 used); several Mazelin-engraved test stamps (Lady with Parasol & Marianne); numerous souvenir sheets from stamp exhibitions (1946-88), a couple covers, etc.; quality of early items hit-or-miss, but generally clean and sound; in need of a little gentle wrangling, but most items in rough catalogue order and in useful quantities for the dealer, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, well worth inspecting.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 122
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France, Powerful Collection, 1853-1986. In 2 volumes, includes mint 348, 752a, with a nice selection of booklets, semi-postals with B44-B45, B48-B53, B54-B59, B66-B67, B83, B157a, B249-B254, B285-B290, B291a, B294-B299, B301a, C29-C32, C34-C36, plus decent booklets, postage dues & officials, fresh & clean, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 123
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France, Beaucoup Mint & Used Collection, 1849-1990. Presented in two Scott albums, with delightful classics, mint includes 198-201, 256-257, 304, 308, 311-312, 315-320, B48-B53, B83, B86-B89A, with airmails, postage dues, officials, a wonderful collection with many key stamps noted, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 124
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France & Colonies, Collection, 1849-1966. In European album, with strong sections of early Ceres and Napoleon issues, perf and imperf, mint and used, in quantity with varieties of various shades and cancels, each hinged atop each other, many higher 80c denominations with key 37 (2 copies), strong numerals with high level of completion, with 83, 96 (two different shades), a couple gutter pairs, 123 mint, 126 mint, 130 mint, 226b mint, 226b (pair), 329 mint, B3-6 mint, B11 mint, B23 mint, B38 mint, B66-67 used, B67 mint, B285-90, B294-99, C15, C17 mint, C23-C27 mint, C29-32 mint, great section of early postage dues, French Colonies, good section of early Eagle and Crown, Napoleon and Ceres issues, usual mixed condition and centering, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 125
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France & Colonies, Collection, 1849-1976. In Scott specialty album and two stock books containing duplication of colonies issues, collection contains nearly complete Ceres and Napoleon, perf and imperf issues, including 37 (faulty, as usual), Peace and Commerce nearly complete, with 64-70, 79, Liberty and Peace complete set, 296-97 mint, 300a mint, B7 mint, B11 mint, B12-19 mint, B22 mint, B28-30 mint, B31-33 mint, B34 mint, B38 mint, B42-43 mint, B66-67 mint, B285-90 mint, B294-99 mint, C8-14, C15, C16-17, C23-27, some Alsace and Lorraine German Occupation issues, French Colonies: some Comoro Islands Peace and Commerce issues, Ivory Coast, Lebanon 1-14 mint, 18-21 mint, C1-20, Memel, Syria, some mixed condition, with occasional faults among earlier used issues, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 126
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France & Monaco, Le Croix de Guerre, 1849-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in blue International binder, many classics with 20th century virtually complete; both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.); earlier issues mainly used; a few issues parallel mint and used); mixed condition as expected on a few earlies, but mainly sound with choice examples; with nice postal cancels and varieties; some highlights include, used: #10, 10a, 16, 21, 24, 37, 38, 46, 65, 226 (with stunning first-day cancel), 246, C1, C15, C17; mint: #39, 99, 101, 132, 246, B12-B19, B21-B23, C2; mint never hinged: 241, 329 (x2), B31-B34, B66-B67, B252a and B274a (both booklets and cover); also with French Offices and a respectable showing of French Andorra (e.g. #J12-J15 mint) and extensive Monaco, including (mint unless noted): #8, 9 used, 27, 28, B6, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine, packed with nice stamps and some beautiful key items.
Scott $30,000 ++ Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 127
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French Colonies, Three Stockbooks of Colonies. One each for Indochina, French India, and Madagascar; Indochina starts with "Chine"-overprinted French issues, with "Chine"-inscribed issues following (basic and with value surcharges), plus a solid variety of Kouang-Tchéou, Pakhoi, and Yunnanfou overprints on stamps of both France and Indochina; French India offers Navigation & Commerce mint and used, strong Pictorials (with and without overprints), common design issues, stamps overprinted or inscribed "France Libre", Dues, numerous multiples or dated singles, etc.; Madagascar covers much the same material, starting with two examples of 15c on 25c Colonies (used), an unused 25c imperforate typographed, overprinted Sages, plus strong Navigation & Commerce offerings, regular and overprinted; note several imperforates, "France Libre" issues (most used, several on piece), Semi-Postals, etc.; condition varies on the early issues as expected, but generally fresh and sound, in useful quantities, Fine to Very Fine with better, worth a look.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 128
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French Colonies, Excellent Mint Collection, 1898-1960. Housed in two Scott albums, volume 1 has Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, Reunion, French Oceania, Comoro islands, all wonderfully fresh & largely complete, volume 2 with French Africa which is very well represented & includes about 5% used, a few better includes Cambodia 53-58, Comoro Islands 48-53, C5-C6, French Oceania 72-75, C17-C19, Laos 25-26, C13, Reunion C35-C38, C39-C41, Viet Nam, 1-13, an exciting collection with many saleable items, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 129
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French Colonies: French Africa, French Africa, Le Grand Empire d'Afrique, Mint and Used Collection, 1881-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in blue International binder, thousands of different, with apparently every colony represented; about 2/3 mint (some appear never hinged but most o.g., with used including many nice postal cancels and a few earlier issues parallel mint and used); mixed condition as expected on earlies, but mainly sound with choice examples and nice sets with many nice runs of sets, some highlights include (mint o.g. unless noted): Anjouan #19 used; Benin #14; Cameroun #108, 112; Chad looks complete; Dahomey #14-16, 29-31; Diego Suarez #31, 32-37; Gabon #11, 13 used, 33-45, 143-147 used; Grand Comoro Islands #18; Ivory Coast #1-17 (mint or used), 18 used, 31-36, Q26, Q30; Madagascar #5 used, 8-11 used, 14-22; Mauritania #1-15; Mayotte #1-20 (mint or used); Middle Congo #65-88; Nossi-be #11 used (short perfs), 31; Reunion #5 pair, 23-26 used; Senegal #55-56 used, J4-J11; Somali Coast #45-48 mint or used; Ubangi #10-22, generally Fine to Very Fine, beautiful and fresh.
Scott $22,000 ++ Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 130
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French Colonies: French North Africa and French Levant, The French Foreign Legion Collection, 1860-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in folder, both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.) with a few issues parallel mint and used; with some varieties, shades and nice cancels; 20th century is largely complete; highlights include: French Colonies (used) #14=15, 23, 34, about 50 stamps, some earlies in mixed condition; Algeria complete regular issues mainly used, including #B13 used and #B1-B12 mint; Morocco virtually complete, including (used) #1, 3, 3a, 3b, 11-18, 21, and (mint) #6, B7-B21, also with Air Mails, strong Postage Duesw and Parcel Posts; Tunisia has hundreds of different; Alaouites mostly complete, including (used) #C1-C14, and (mint) #C5-C12, C17-C22, J1-J10, J7a; Alexandretta with #C1-C8 mint never hinged; Cilicia extensive, including #J1-J12 mint; Lebanon (used) #121. 33a, 46-48, and (mint) #15-17, 37-38, and largely complete including scarcer (mint) #B1-B9, C1-C24, CB1-CB9; Syria mainly complete from late-1920s, with decent back-of-book, including scarcer Postage Dues and Postal Tax stamps, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $10,000+ Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 131
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French Colonies: French Pacific, French Pacific, The Soldier of Fortune Collection, 1892-1968. On Vintage reproduction pages in folder, both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.) with a few issues parallel mint and used; with varieties, shades and nice cancels; a few very early 19th century in mixed condition, but most sound; 20th century is largely complete; highlights include: French Oceania (used) #10-11, 142-149, and (mint) #15, 56, 69, 126-140, 142-149, C1-C16, E1; New Caledonia 95% complete, with (used) #6-7, 11, 12a, 13, 23-24, 28, 40//58, 56, and (mint) #3, 8, 17, 27, 35, 60-61, 182-207; New Hebrides (mint) #1, 4, 8-10, 84-93, 55-66, and (used) #6, 79-82, with (mint never hinged) #J1-J5, J6-J10; Wallis and Futuna with more than two dozen "FRANCE LIBRE" overprints and others; Annam & Tonkin (mint) #1-2, and (used) #2-3; Cambodia appears virtually complete; French India (mint) #113//209, and with dozens and dozens of "FRANCE LIBRE" overprints; French Indo-China (mint) #1 and 95% complete, with many better Postage Dues and Parcel Posts (#Q1, Q3 used and #Q3a mint); plus Vietnam apparently complete (with #M3 mint), and including the tough early issues and with about 100 different scarcer imperforate varieties; also with scarcer early North Vietnam, such as (mint) #23-27, 182a souvenir sheet, O10, O11, and (used) #O13, generally Fine to Very Fine, very nice material.
Scott $10,700+ Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 132
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French Colonies: French West Indies and French America, The Jacques Cartier Explorer's Collection, 1885-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in folder, both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.) with a few issues parallel mint and used; with some varieties, shades and nice cancels;20th century is mainly complete; a few highlights include: French Guiana (used) #4. 5, 18, 20, 22-25, 50 and (mint o.g.) #36-50; Guadeloupe: (used) #4-5, 8, 15a, 41, J8-J9, J12, and (mint o.g.) #6, 10, 39-40, 42-43, 45-48, 50, 53, J6. etc.; Inini (mint o.g.) #1-36; Martinique (used) #1, 12, 16, 19, 28, and (mint o.g.) #5, 6, 9-10, 13, 14a, 15, 21, 22-23, 25-27, 50-51, 53, 54-60; St. Pierre & Miquelon (used) #11, 15, 18, 28, 30, 38, and (mint o.g.) #2, 4, 6, 36, 37, 39, 40-42, 44, 46-51, 152, 158, 164, B1-B8, J58-J67 (signed Kasimir Bileski), and a dozen different "FRANCE LIBRE" overprints, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine, an old-time collection from an extremely popular and desirable area, St. Pierre & Miquelon #J58-J67 mint o.g. signed Kasimir Bileski.
Scott $7,250+ Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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