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Lot
Description
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1856
1862-76 Selection of tete-beche prs inc 1862 Napoleon 20c, no Laurel Wreath. 1871-76 Ceres 10c M, 15c U, 25c U, plus 25c blk of 4, lower pr tete-beche. F-VF M/U. SG 100, 200, 201, 202a cat £43,000+ = A$70,000+. Yv 22b, 58c, 60A/60Ab cat €47,900. Unfortunately all are fabrications made from genuine stamps so sold 'as is' but still very interesting reference lot. (5 items). (P)
  A$500
(US$340)
(€325)
(£285)
  A$1000
(US$680)
(€650)
(£570)
A$
1857
1871-78 Postage Due 40c blue. Superb fresh UN, 4 margins. SG D214 cat £650, Yv TT7 cat €600. (P)
  A$200
(US$136)
(€130)
(£114)
  A$300
(US$204)
(€195)
(£171)
A$
1859
1876-85 Peace & Commerce 1Fr olive-green, type II. Superb fresh M, excellent centring. SG 240 cat £200. Yv 82 cat €225. (P)
  A$70
(US$48)
(€46)
(£40)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€65)
(£57)
A$
1860
1877-90 Peace & Commerce 50c carmine. F-VF fresh M. SG 273 cat £350. Yv 104 cat €400. (P)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€65)
(£57)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
A$
1861
1881-92 Postage Due 5Fr black. VFU appearance, expertly repaired UL cnr perf, light cancel. Yv T24 cat €2000, Maury T24 cat €2000. SG D295 cat £2500. Rare genuine example. (P)
  A$300
(US$204)
(€195)
(£171)
  A$450
(US$306)
(€293)
(£257)
A$
1862
1900-06 Merson 50c cinnamon & lavender. VF fresh MUH. SG 305 cat £130 for M, should be at least double, £260 MUH, Maury 120 cat €450, Yv 120 cat €500. (P)
  A$130
(US$88)
(€85)
(£74)
  A$200
(US$136)
(€130)
(£114)
A$
1863
1917-19 War Orphan's Fund set 2c+3c - 5Fr+5Fr. Superb fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum & excellent centring. SG 370-77 cat £3500 for M, should be at least double, £7000, Maury 148-55 cat €8980, Yv 148-55 cat €9150. Very rare set. 2003 Raybaudi photo cert for 1Fr & 5Fr. (8) (P)
  A$3000
(US$2040)
(€1950)
(£1710)
  A$4500
(US$3060)
(€2925)
(£2565)
A$
1864
1923 Bordeaux Congress opt 1Fr lake & yellow-green Merson. VF fresh MLH. SG 400e cat £650. Yv 182 cat €575. (P)
  A$200
(US$136)
(€130)
(£114)
  A$300
(US$204)
(€195)
(£171)
A$
1865
1925 Paris Exhib M/sheet P&C 5Fr red blk of 4 (140x220mm). Superb fresh MUH , pristine never hinged original gum, tiny LR cnr marg crease. SG MS412a cat £1700 for M, should be at least double, £3400 MUH. Yv BF1 cat €5500. Very rare genuine fresh MUH & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$1600
(US$1088)
(€1040)
(£912)
  A$2200
(US$1496)
(€1430)
(£1254)
A$
1866
1927 Strasbourg Exhibition M/Sheet 5Fr & 10Fr (110x140mm). Superb fresh, MLH in top marg only, stamps etc MUH. SG MS454b cat £1600+ for M. Yv BF2 cat €1350. Unusually nice. (P)
  A$400
(US$272)
(€260)
(£228)
  A$600
(US$408)
(€390)
(£342)
A$
1867
1928 "Ile de France" Airmail 10Fr/1Fr50 Pasteur, 6mm spacing. Superb fresh MLH (gum sl redistributed to make it look like MUH), excellent centering.for this issue. SG 465 cat £17,000. Maury PA4 cat €15,840. Yv PA4 cat €17,500. Only 900 printed & most were used. Very rare genuine example (beware of plentiful forgeries). One of the key world airmail stamps in premium quality. Expertised 3 times, inc Sanabria, plus 1983 Brun AIEP photo-cert. (P)
  A$7000
(US$4760)
(€4550)
(£3990)
  A$10000
(US$6800)
(€6500)
(£5700)
A$
1868
1928 "Ile de France" Airmail 10Fr/1Fr50 Pasteur, 6mm spacing. Superb VFU with part of proper octagonal 'New York au Havre' pmk, excellent centering.for this issue. SG 465 cat £17,000, Maury PA4 cat €13,200. Yv PA4 cat €17,500. Only 900 printed & very few used examples survived. Extremely rare genuine example (beware of forgeries). One of the key world airmail stamps. Exp twice inc Sanabria, plus 2016 Calves/Jacquart photo-cert. (P)
  A$6000
(US$4080)
(€3900)
(£3420)
  A$9000
(US$6120)
(€5850)
(£5130)
A$
1869
1929 Le Havre Exhibition opt 2Fr orange & green Merson. Superb fresh MUH. SG 470 cat £100 for M, should be at least double, £200 MUH. Yv 257A cat €1600. 2018 RPSL photo-cert. (P)
  A$500
(US$340)
(€325)
(£285)
  A$700
(US$476)
(€455)
(£399)
A$
1870
1930 Sinking fund 1Fr50+3Fr50 reddish-purple sheetlet of 4, from booklet. VF MLH, sl darker gum. Yv 256 cat €400. SG 480 cat £480, plus premium for pane (comp bklt of 2 cat £1300). (P)
  A$110
(US$75)
(€72)
(£63)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
A$
1871
1930 Sinking Fund 1Fr50+3Fr50 reddish-purple sheetlet of 4, from booklet. Stamps VF fresh MUH. Yv 256 cat €640 for singles. SG 480 cat £480 for M singles, should be at least double, £960 MUH, plus premium for pane (comp bklt of 2 cat £1300). (P)
  A$200
(US$136)
(€130)
(£114)
  A$300
(US$204)
(€195)
(£171)
A$
1872
1930 Sinking Fund 1Fr50+3Fr50 reddish-purple sheetlet of 4, from booklet. VF MUH, sl glazed darker gum. Yv 256 cat €640 for M singles. SG 480 cat £480 for M singles, should be at least double, £960 MUH, plus premium for pane (comp bklt of 2 cat £1300). (P)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
  A$250
(US$170)
(€163)
(£143)
A$
1873
1930 Sinking Fund 1Fr50+3Fr50 reddish-purple sheetlet of 4, plus bklt cvr. VF MUH, sl glazed darker gum. Yv 256 cat €640 for singles. SG 480 cat £480 for M singles should be at least double, £960 MUH, plus premium for sheet (comp bklt cat €1350 or £1300). (P)
  A$300
(US$204)
(€195)
(£171)
  A$450
(US$306)
(€293)
(£257)
A$
1874
1941 Petain set 40c-2Fr50,, plus Relief Fund 1Fr+10c, all IMPERF horiz prs. Superb fresh MUH, all 4 margins. SG 690-93(var), Maury 470-73nd & 494nd cat €690+. Very scarce. (5) (P)
  A$230
(US$156)
(€150)
(£131)
  A$350
(US$238)
(€228)
(£200)
A$
1875
1942 Tricolour Legion in Russia full sheet of 25 with 2 rows 1Fr20+ 8Fr80 blue, 1 row of albino impressions & 2 rows of 1Fr20+8Fr80 scarlet, with printer sheet no margin. VF fresh MUH. SG 769-70 cat £165 as M singles, so £330+ MUH. Maury 566B cat €250+ as setenant strips, plus premium for attractive sheet. (25)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€65)
(£57)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
A$
1876
1943 World War II Relief Fund full sheet of 25, with 5 setenant strips of 5 with printer's 'coin date' at base. VF fresh MUH. SG 780A cat £400+ as M strips, so should be at least double, £800+ MUH. Maury 580A cat €750+ as strips, plus large premium for attractive sheet.
  A$275
(US$187)
(€179)
(£157)
  A$400
(US$272)
(€260)
(£228)
A$
1877
1943 Military Airmail opt Angers 10Fr violet with 'Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM 10 cat €1600, Maury PAM 7 cat €1700. Very rare, only 1 or 2 sheets of 50 printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo cert (P)
  A$800
(US$544)
(€520)
(£456)
  A$1200
(US$816)
(€780)
(£684)
A$
1878
1943 Vichy Government Officials set 10c-20Fr, showing fascist symbols, full set inc very rare 70c. VF fresh MUH, never hinged original gum. Maury S1-15, Yv S1-15 cat €3200+. Very rare WWII set which was never issued for political reasons & of which almost the whole printing was officially destroyed. 2015 Biondi photo cert. (15) (P)
  A$1300
(US$884)
(€845)
(£741)
  A$1800
(US$1224)
(€1170)
(£1026)
A$
1879
1944 Annemasse Liberation '18-8-1944 Liberation Annemasse F.F.I.' opt Petain set 70c-4.50Fr. Superb fresh MUH. Mayer 1-11 cat €285+++ for M, plus premium MUH. Yv cat €610. (11) (P)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
  A$220
(US$150)
(€143)
(£125)
A$
1880
1944 Nice Liberation 'R.F. NICE 28 Aout 1944 FRONT NATIONAL' opts on Mercury/Petain set 10c-2Fr, with security underprint on reverse. Superb fresh MUH. Mayer 1-6 cat €180+++ for M, plus premium MUH. (6) (P)
  A$70
(US$48)
(€46)
(£40)
  A$100
(US$68)
(€65)
(£57)
A$
1881
1945 St Nazaire Liberation 'LIBERATION' h/s opts group of 6 items with cover franked Viking Ship set 50c & 2Fr, & Petain 4Fr engraved, then 4 covers franked Mercury 30c & 50c, Petail 1Fr (2), 1.50Fr, 1.20Fr & 2Fr, tied by Severac, Guarende & St Joachim cds, plus also Petain 1.20Fr postal card, that additionally has 'TAXE PERCUE' postage paid h/s & 'ILOT de Dt NAZAIRE' & 'GUERANDE' s/l. VF. Mayer 3-4, L1-3 & L13 cat €2050. Rare item. (6 covers/card). (P)
  A$550
(US$374)
(€358)
(£314)
  A$800
(US$544)
(€520)
(£456)
A$
1882
1945 St Nazaire Liberation 'LIBERATION' h/s opts 3 covers franked opts on Petain - 1st with 80c horiz pr 2nd stamp diag opt INVERTED, 2nd with 2Fr horiz pair with opt straddling across both stamps, 3rd with 1Fr & 4Fr, all tied by "Batz s/Mer / 9 5 45' cds, & with 'TAXE PERCUE' postage paid h/s on or beside stamps, as well as 'ILOT de Dt NAZAIRE / VIVE la LIBERATION', 2 registered & all with arrival b/s Mayer L1 etc cat €600++. Rare & attractive. (3 covers) (P)
  A$220
(US$150)
(€143)
(£125)
  A$375
(US$255)
(€244)
(£214)
A$
1883
1945 St Nazaire Liberation 'LIBERATION' h/s opt on Petain 1.20Fr postal card, with 'TAXE PERCUE' postage paid h/s & 'ILOT de St NAZAIRE / VIVE la LIBERATION' at left, with 'Guerande 11.5.45' cds & 'GUERANDE' s/l. Superb fresh. Mayer L13 cat €600. Rare & attractive. (P)
  A$150
(US$102)
(€98)
(£86)
  A$250
(US$170)
(€163)
(£143)
A$
1884
1941-42 Marshal Petain specialist collection with range of printings, papers, shades etc, plus imperf, inking varieties, 1Fr50 brown imperf, forgery & paper join pr, some pre-cancels, Postal Stationery cards (5) & Lettercard. Then 'coin dates' cnr blks of 4 (80), perfins inc 'EXP/PS' on 70c orange made by French Resistance in Saumur, as well as & EPN 80c green (2) Yv/Mayer cat €600+, plus unlisted varieties etc. Very interesting lot. (375, inc 80 blks, & 6 stationery).
  A$200
(US$136)
(€130)
(£114)
  A$400
(US$272)
(€260)
(£228)
A$
1885
World War II Postal History: 1941-45 Petain issue covers & cards specialized collection with almost entirely Petain frankings with 1st Anniv of French Legion franked 1941 set of 4, plus 10 diff Petain labels, various special & Commem pmks, perfins, Postal Stationery Postcards & Lettercards, PPC, Anti Bolshevist pmks, 1943 card censored airmail from Philatelic Exhib to Majorca Baleric Is, Registered, Pneumatic, bisects etc. Also 1944-45 St Nazaire German 'Atlantic Pocket' covers inc Viking Ship set 50c & 2Fr (Maury/Mi 1-2 cat €500+) special reg cover franked 4Fr & Mercury 50c tied by 'La Baule 11 11 44' cds printed for Anniv of end of WWI, another franked 1Fr50 tied by 'Batz s/Mer 1 1 45' cds (€250), 1945 reg with Tax Percue (postage Paid) h/s due to shortage of stamps, with La Turballe 19 2 45' cds (€250), 1945 again 'Tax Percue' inc 50c meter & 'Piriac s/Mer 24 3 45' cds (€250), 1945 German Occup 'Festing Lorient' opt 40c, 50c (2) & 60c (Maury/Mi €4600+) & many more interesting items. Just a few mentioned cat €5850+ & total much higher. Extremely interesting collection offered intact as received. (92). (P)
  A$1700
(US$1156)
(€1105)
(£969)
  A$2700
(US$1836)
(€1755)
(£1539)
A$
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