Lot 267France, 1869, Napoleon III Laureate, 10c bister on yellowish, type II, horizontal pair, in combination with 1868, Napoleon III Laureate, 40c orange on yellowish on 1870 cover to London, England, all tied by blue large numeral "5089" lozenge cancels, rare blue Jerusalem, Poste Franca cross postmark and "Jaffa Syrie, 23 Avril, 70" cds, Alexandria, Egypt and Marseille transit backstamps, 10c pair additionally tied by red London entry cds, Very Fine, a rare usage from the Foreign Post Office in Jaffa.
Maury Nos. 28 I+31 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 268France, 1863, Napoleon III Laureate, 4c gray, type I, tied by 1872 "Paris a Lyon" railroad cancel on fresh printed matter band, addressed to the director of the newspaper Le Télégraphe, Very Fine and scarce; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Maury Nos. 27 I.
Scott Nos. 31 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 269France, 1868, Napoleon III Laureate, 20c blue on bluish, type II, tied by "B" in small circle (Rural Post Office) on cover to Paris, with second strike at right and "Vic-S-Seille, 13 Jul, 52" origin cds, Very Fine, a rare usage with adhesive tied by Rural Post Office B marking; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Scott Nos. 33.
Maury Nos. 29 II Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 270 /France, 1867, Napoleon III Laureate, 30c brown, right margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps never hinged, bright with strong bold color, Very Fine; signed with handstamp in margin. Scott Nos. 34.
Maury Nos. 30 €4,800 for hinged ($6,630).
Lot 271France, 1867, Napoleon III Laureate, 30c brown, tied by bold "Bruxelles, 15 Sept, 67" cds on cover to Mehun-s-Yevre, France, Belgium transit and "1" France due for unpaid letter, and reverse with various French transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine; signed Calves. Maury Nos. 30.
Scott Nos. 34 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN INTERESTING AND RARE ATTEMPTED USAGE OF A FRENCH ADHESIVE IN BELGIUM.
Lot 272France, 1867, Napoleon III Laureate, 80c rose on pinkish, two singles, in combination with 1870, Bordeaux, 20c blue on bluish, type 1 on fresh folded letter to Messina, Italy, tied by large numeral "5083" lozenge cancels with matching "Constantinople, Turquie, 14 Dec, 70" origin cds; cover with small sealed corner tear, Very Fine, a rare mixed issue franking from Constantinople to Italy; with 2014 Roumet certificate.
Maury Nos. 32+44 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 273 oFrance, 1869, Napoleon III Laureate, 5fr gray lilac on lavender, large numeral "2240" lozenge cancel of Marseille, beautiful rich brilliant color, Very Fine and attractive; with 1999 A. von der Weid certificate. Scott Nos. 37.
Maury Nos. 33 €1,000 ($1,380).
Lot 274France, 1869 (Oct. 12) Palermo, Italy to Troyes, France, datelined folded letter bearing Italy 20c blue (35) horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of French Anchor lozenge cancel with black "Italie, Paq. No.1, 13 Oct. 69" Packetboat octagon datestamp alongside, additionally struck with red "Italie, Marseilles, 25 Oct 69" cds, entry marking, small "PD" framed handstamp, Paris (10.16) backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 275France, 1870, Bordeaux, 1c olive green on pale blue, block of four, ample to mostly large margins all around, rich color on fresh paper, o.g., bottom pair very lightly hinged, Very Fine, ex-"Derby", Gross. Maury Nos. 39.
Scott Nos. 38 $640 as singles.
Lot 276France, 1870, Bordeaux, 1c olive green on pale blue, in combination with 1870, Bordeaux, 4c gray + 1870, Siege of Paris, 20c blue on cover to Lyon, all tied by large numeral "2240" lozenge cancels, 1c additionally tied by "Marseille, 16 Sept, 71" origin cds, Very Fine and choice, a rare Bordeaux mixed issue franking; with 2014 Roumet certificate.
Maury Nos. 39+41+37 Estimate $400 - 600.