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September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #398
FRANCE
1849-50 10c bister brown, block of four, unused with original gum, nice even margins all around, small stains affecting all stamps, defects at top, v.f. appearance, signed Calves, with clear 2007 Scheller cert. (YT 1a; catalogue value for singles)
Box *
Catalog #1a
Catalog Value € 10,800
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #399
FRANCE
1849-50 10c bistre, used in combination with 40c orange type II ("4" retouched), the former with margins all around, the latter just cut in at upper left, incredibly fresh, tied by "33" numerals in dots on small FL from Aix-en Provence (12 Oct 52) to Nice, with "Nizza Marita" arrival pmk the next day, pressed out filing fold through the bottom stamp, cover professionally restored, fine appearance, signed Calves (YT 1b,5d)
Envelope
Catalog #1,7b
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #400
FRANCE
1849 15c green, horizontal strip of five, used, repaired (margins added at bottom), visually attractive and rare multiple (Maury 2)
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value € 15,700
Unsold
Lot #401
FRANCE
1849-50 15c green and 25c blue, both with margins cut in at sides, tied by Paris star cancels on small cover to Bruxelles, with "Paris 9.Dec.1852" cds and boxed "PD" in red alongside, with Dec.10 arrival postmarks on reverse, some cover creases, otherwise fine mixed franking, with 2007 Calves cert. (YT 2,10)
Envelope
Catalog #2,11
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #402
FRANCE
1849 20c black, re-issue (1862), block of four, unused without gum, v.f. (Maury 3L)
Box (*)
Catalog #3d
Catalog Value € 1,800
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #403
FRANCE
1862 25c blue, Re-Issue, block of four, margins all around, h.r., v.f. (YT 4d)
Box *
Catalog #6d
Catalog Value € 2,200
Unsold
Lot #404
FRANCE
1849 1fr "Carmine Fonce", black lozenge cancels, full margins all around with part of adjoining stamp at bottom, fresh color, v.f., signed Calves, with his 1993 cert. (YT 6)
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Catalog #9
Catalog Value € 900
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #405
FRANCE
1849 1fr light carmine, margins all around, faint face-free pmk, v.f. (YT 6)
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Catalog #9
Catalog Value € 900
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #406
FRANCE
1852 10c Republique, re-issue (1862), block of four, v.f. (Maury 10f)
Box *
Catalog #11a
Catalog Value € 3,150
Unsold
Lot #407
FRANCE
1853-60 25c blue, bottom margin single with "lignes d'encadrement", original gum (h.r.), faint gum creases, toned and cleaned, otherwise v.f., signed Calves, etc. (YT 15b)
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Catalog #17
Catalog Value € 5,500
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #408
FRANCE
1862 1c olive green, two distinct shades, blocks of four, one l.h. at top, bottom pair n.h., post office fresh, other h.r., fine-v.f. (Maury 19)
Box ***
Catalog #20
Catalog Value € 1,900
Unsold
Lot #409
FRANCE
1853 80c rose, block of six, cancelled large numerals, margins all around, v.f., attractive multiple
Box
Catalog #20
Unsold
Lot #410
FRANCE
1853-60 1fr carmine, lightly hinged original gum, margins all around, beautiful color, tiny gum thins and natural gum discoloration (not mentioned in the certificate), signed Brun, Bolaffi, Diena, with clear 2008 Calves cert. (YT 18)
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Catalog #21
Catalog Value € 8,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #411
FRANCE
1853-60 1fr carmine, original gum which is lightly hinged at bottom, large margins all around, fresh color and sharp impression, signed Brun, with 2007 Calves cert. Which states "grand fraicheur" (YT 18)
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Catalog #21
Catalog Value € 8,000
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #412
FRANCE
1853-60 1fr carmine, margins all around, single tied by faint small numerals and dots cancel small on outer FL addressed to Sancerre, unclear departure cds alongside, Bourges transit and Sancerre arrival on reverse, filing folds away from the stamp, v.f., signed G.Bloch, also various other handstamps, with 2007 Behr cert. ("Tres Bon, Rare") (YT 18)
Envelope
Catalog #21
Catalog Value € 7,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #413
FRANCE
1853-60 1fr carmine, large margins all around, cancelled by small numerals and dots on FL from Bordeaux to Cette, with Bordeaux 3.Nov.1858 departure, Toulouse (Nov.4) transit and Cette (Nov. 5) arrival on reverse, filing folds and stains away from the stamp, fine, signed Calves, with 1980 E.Diena cert. (YT 18)
Envelope
Catalog #21
Catalog Value € 7,500
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #414
FRANCE
1862-71 Empire, 5c, 10c overprinted "Specimen", unused without gum, small faults, fine appearance (YT 2-3)
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Catalog #24,25S
Catalog Value € 605
Unsold
Lot #415
FRANCE
1870 5fr Empire, neat Lille cds, irregular perfs at top, otherwise fine, without the usual thins and other faults, with Roberto Brutto cert. (YT 33)
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Catalog #37
Catalog Value € 1,100
Unsold
Lot #416
FRANCE
1870-73 Bordeaux Issue, 1c essay in black on chalky paper, report III, sheet of 15, without gum as issued, few minor marginal flaws, otherwise v.f. and exquisite exhibition item (Maury 39IIIE)
Box E
Catalog #38E
Catalog Value € 11,000
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #417
FRANCE
1870-73 Bordeaux Issue, 1c olive green, report 2, horizontal pair, strip of three and strip of five, all with margins all around, paying the 10c rate on both sides of a locally addressed cover (opened for display), cancelled "OR" (origine rural), fine-v.f., signed Calves, with 2010 Calves & Jacquart cert. (YT 39B) (Maury 39 II, strip of five on cover catalogues Euro 1,850, strip of three Euro 825, pair Euro 550)
Envelope
Catalog #38
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #418
FRANCE
1870 Bordeaux Issue, 4c gray, horizontal pair, margins all around, small defects, just tied by Bordeaux 5 Feb 71 cds on home-made wrapper to Agen, where it arrived the next day, fine appearance, with Scheller cert. (YT 41B)
Envelope
Catalog #40
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #419
FRANCE
1871 FL from Lyon to Anancy, franked with 5c green and perf. 20c blue, cancelled by large "2145" numerals, tied by Lyon departure, also 1876 cover to Charleville franked with 5c+10c+25c making up an attractive 3-color combination (5c closed tear), fine
Envelope
Catalog #41/60
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #420
FRANCE
1870-73 Bordeaux Issue, 10c essay in black on chalky paper, report I, block of 15, without gum as issued, heavy diagonal crease affecting middle stamps, few facial scuffs and marginal flaws, v.f. and splendid exhibition piece (Maury 43IE)
Box E
Catalog #42E
Catalog Value € 15,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #421
FRANCE
1870-71 Bordeaux Issue, 10c bistre brown, h.r., fine (YT 43A)
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Catalog #42
Catalog Value € 1,100
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #422
FRANCE
1870 10c bistre, horizontal tete-beche pair, used, signed Goebel, BPP (YT 58c)
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Catalog #54a
Catalog Value € 2,500
Unsold
Lot #423
FRANCE
1872 30c brown, imperf. block of four, unused without gum, v.f., signed Calves (YT 56var, Maury)
Box (*)
Catalog #62a
Catalog Value € 3,000
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #424
FRANCE
1876-78 Type Sage, 20c red brown on straw, Type I, h.r., fresh and fine, with 1991 PFC and Roger Calves certificates (YT 67)
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Catalog #70
Catalog Value € 825
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #425
FRANCE
1877-80 5fr violet & lilac, marginal imperforate block of four, fresh and v.f., with Calves cert. (Maury 95)
Box *
Catalog #96b
Catalog Value € 2,800
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #426
FRANCE
1920 "Le Philopode" private booklet with 15c Semeuse (marginal strip of four), v.f.,
Box *
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #427
FRANCE
1929 "Type Semeuse Camee", unexploded 3fr booklet with 20x15c red brown, "Laboratoires O.Rolland", n.h., minor gum offsets, v.f.
Booklet
Catalog #YT 189-C2
Catalog Value € 460
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #428
FRANCE
1929 "Type Semeuse Camee", unexploded 3fr booklet with 20x15c red brown, "Laboratoires O.Rolland", n.h., minor gum offsets, v.f.,
Booklet
Catalog #YT 189-C2
Catalog Value € 460
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #429
FRANCE
1929 "Type Semeuse Camee", unexploded 3fr booklet with 20x15c red brown, "Laboratoires O.Rolland", n.h., minor gum offsets, v.f.
Booklet
Catalog #YT 189-C2
Catalog Value € 460
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #430
FRANCE
1931 3fr Cathedral de Reims (type IV), pane of 25 with plate number and date at bottom, some marginal toning and creases, stamps n.h., fine-v.f. (catalogue value for singles)
Box **
Catalog #YT 259c
Catalog Value € 3,375
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #431
FRANCE
1935 75c DeLessert, sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 303)
Box **
Catalog #301
Catalog Value € 3,000
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #432
FRANCE
1938 50fr Ader, sheet of 25, n.h., v.f. (YT 398)
Box **
Catalog #348
Catalog Value € 4,500
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #433
FRANCE
1949 25c black, artist signed die proofs, incomplete design, "1er Etat" and "2eme Etat", both v.f.
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Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #434
FRANCE
1949 25c black, artist signed die proofs, incomplete design, "1er Etat" and "2eme Etat", both v.f.
P
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #435
FRANCE
1972 St.Theresa and Blood Donors, two diff. signed artist die proofs in black, each die sunk on large cards, with issued stamp tied by the first day canc. and signed again by the artist, v.f.
P
Catalog #1342,1355P
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #436
FRANCE
1974 Nuclear Power Station, 65c multicolored, marginal block of four with incredible over inking producing a spectacular variety, n.h., v.f. (Maury 1805a)
Box **
Catalog #1393var
Catalog Value € 2,400
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #437
FRANCE
1976 Paris Summer Festival, Normandie and St.Anne, three diff. signed artist proofs in black, v.f.
P
Catalog #1491,1589,1734P
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #438
FRANCE
1978-88 five diff. signed artist proofs die sunk on large cards, each with issued stamp tied by First Day canc. and signed again by the artist, v.f.
P
Catalog #1623/2106P
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #439
FRANCE
1978-88 five diff. signed artist proofs die sunk on large cards, each with issued stamp tied by First Day canc. and signed again by the artist, v.f.
P
Catalog #1623/2106P
Price Realized
$200.00

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