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Lot #485
FRENCH COLONIES Tahiti
1902 cover with Chinese characters, from Papeete to San Francisco, franked with pair of 25c Group Type, tied by cds, with arrival pmks on back (in the mid 1800s, Chinese laborers where brought to Tahiti to mine phosphate. This cover is addressed to a Chinese company in San Francisco). Also included unaddressed cover franked with 10c on 40c red, type II, canceled 23 March 1903, fine
Envelope
$120.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #486
FRENCH COLONIES Tahiti
1923 (3 June) Chinese red-band cover with red "Moorea Oceania" departure pmk, date filled-in by hand, arriving in Papeete 5 June, charged 10c in blue crayon, with the addition of diagonal half of 1fr postage due, paying 50c postage due. Since the inter-Colonial rate was 25c, it is possible that the cover came from outside the Colony, arriving in Moorea and then sent to Papeete. The 50c due represents double the deficiency and there was a shortage of 50c postage dues, fine
Envelope
$170.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #487
FRENCH COLONIES Tahiti
1923 (30 May) cover with "Moorea Oceania" departure pmk, date filled-in by hand, arriving in Papeete 2 June, charged "T", with the addition of diagonal half of 1fr postage due, paying 50c postage due. Since the inter-Colonial rate was 25c, it is possible that the cover came from outside the Colony, arriving in Moorea and then sent to Papeete. The 50c due represents double the deficiency and there was a shortage of 50c postage dues, fine
Envelope
$120.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #488
FRENCH COLONIES Tahiti
1937 registered cover from Zane Grey to his brother in California, franked with eight adhesives, canceled 'Travao', with transit and arrival pmks (Pearl Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier and traveled extensively in the Pacific)
Envelope
$110.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #489
FRENCH COLONIES Tahiti
1960 cover from the President of France to the Mayor of Papeete, while at the Crillon Hotel in Paris, with official markings, fine
Envelope
$90.00
Bidding Closed

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