Lot 1353 oFrance, 1849, Ceres, 40c orange on yellowish, diamond grid cancel, large to huge margins, bright vibrant color, thinned, Extremely Fine appearance. Scott No. 7.
Maury No. 5 €600 ($830).
Lot 1354France, 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 5c dark green, margins huge to touching frameline, tied by "1826" dotted lozenge cancel on portion of printed circular, Very Fine. Maury No. 12Ac €450 ($620).
Scott No. 13a Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1355France, 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 80c lake on yellowish, mostly large margins, tied by dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter to St. Foy, bold "Bordeaux, 4 Juin, 56" origin cds, transit backstamps, Very Fine and choice. Maury No. 17A.
Scott No. 19 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1356 oFrance, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 5c yellow green on light green, horizontal strip of 4, Le Havre A Paris date stamp cancels, Very Fine. Maury No. 20.
Scott No. 23 var. Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1357France, 1863, Napoleon III perforated, 20c blue on bluish, o.g., very lightly hinged, rich color, well centered, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. 26.
Maury No. 22 €290 ($400).
Lot 1358France, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 40c orange on yellowish, tied on cover to Paris by numeral "5089" lozenge cancellation with light strike of "Jaffa Syrie/13 Avril '68" postmark alongside, the cover originated from Jerusalem with nice strike of rare blue "Poste Francaise Jerusalem" cross postmark, bold strike of blue "Mediterranean Hotel, Jerusalem" oval backstamp; a stamp appears to have been removed at the time and a matching blue "PD" framed handstamp applied over the area of where the stamp once was, additionally red French entry postmark applied in same area, cover forwarded from Paris to Florence Italy with bold "Paris, Ministere des Finances, 25 Avril" cds, Very Fine, A rare example of the French Jerusalem cross postmark and a most unusual usage. Scott No. 27.
Maury No. 23 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1359France, 1867, Napoleon III Laureate, 10c bister on yellowish, type I, horizontal strip of 4, tied on small piece by "Francia Via Di Mare" straight line and blue circular cancels, nick in left stamp at top, F.-V.F. appearance. Maury No. 28 I.
Scott No. 32 var. Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1360 oFrance, 1870, Bordeaux, 5c yellow green on greenish, light dotted lozenge cancel, large to huge margins, bright color, an Extremely Fine gem. Scott No. 41.
Maury No. 42 €250 ($340).
Lot 1361France, 1870, Bordeaux, 10c bister on rose, horizontal pair, large margins, tied by "467" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter to Bergues, "Bethune, 18 Juin, 71" origin cds alongside; small scissor cut into left stamp at lower left, otherwise Very Fine. Maury No. 43.
Scott No. 42 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1362France, 1870, Bordeaux, 10c bister on rose, in combination with 1870, Bordeaux, 20c blue on bluish, type 2 on cover to London, England, all tied by "2602" dotted lozenge cancels, "Nantes, 6 Mars, 71" origin cds and red London entry date stamp, Very Fine. Maury No. 43+45.
Estimate $100 - 150.