Lot 226France, Semi-Postal, 1930, 1.50fr+3.50fr Caisse d'Amortissement, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine. Scott No. B34.
Maury No. 256 €740 ($1,020).
Lot 227France, Airmail, 1930, 1.50fr Deep Carmine, "E.I.P.A." Perfins, o.g., never hinged, well centered, strong bold color, Very Fine and choice, a lovely example of this scarce airmail issue; signed Calves. Scott No. C5a $3,600.
Maury No. 5A €5,500 ($7,590).
Lot 228France, Airmail, 1936 South Atlantic Crossing Complete, o.g., never hinged, rich bold colors, fresh and Very Fine. Maury No. 320-321.
Scott No. C16-C17 $735.
Lot 229France, Airmail, 1936, 10fr South Atlantic Crossing, o.g., never hinged, attractively centered, Very Fine. Maury No. 321.
Scott No. C17 $700.
Lot 230France, Airmail, 1942, 1.50fr Pétain, Surcharged "Richelieu/Par Avion", tied by "Batiment de Ligne Richelieu, 27-11, 42" postmark on 1.20fr Pétain postal card entire to New York City, purple "F.M." and matching circular censor cachet handstamp, Very Fine; with 2005 A.Rendon certificate.
Maury No. 4 €3,500 ($4,830).
Lot 231France, Alsace-Lorraine, 1870, 4c Gray, Burelage Reversed, in combination with 1870, 1c bronze green + 10c bistre brown + 20c ultramarine, burelage upright, all tied by "Metz, 19 Nov, 70" cds's and some blue contemporary ink, registry etiquette at top tied by postmark, Very Fine, a wonderful and very rare four color franking.
Scott No. N10+N1+N6-N7 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 232France, Alsace-Lorraine, 1870, 5c Yellow Green, Burelage Reversed, tied by "Falkenberg, 25.4.71" boxed date stamp on folded letter with second strike at right, Very Fine and scarce; signed Calves. Maury No. 4b.
Scott No. N11 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.