Lot 309French Offices in Port Said, 1921-23, 15m-150m surcharges, in combination with seven lower value local surcharge issues including 10c on 4¢ inverted surcharge, on oversized locally addressed corner card cover, all tied by "Port Said, Egypt, 5-5" cds's, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 34//43, 51-55; $1,014 off cover Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 310French Colonies, 1859, 10c bister, horizontal strip of 5, margins ample to just in, tied by mute lozenge cancels on folded letter sheet to Castres, France, clear "St. Pierre, Ile Reunion, 6 Oct, 1862" origin cds and red Colonial transit cds, reverse with French transit and receiving postmarks; strip with light internal wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine, a rare strip of 5 paying single rate to France from Reunion. Scott Nos. 3.
Maury Nos. 3 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 311 oFrench Colonies, 1872, 1c olive green, block of 6, postmarked by "Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe" and French postmark of "Dunkerque", ample to large margins, slight wrinkle in top right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual item with postmarks of Guadeloupe & France; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Scott Nos. 7.
Maury Nos. 7 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 312French Colonies, 1871, 30c brown, block of 4, in combination with 1871, 10c bister, two singles on folded letter sheet to Marseilles, canceled by diamond lozenge cancels, indistinct 1873 "Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe" cds and blue French transit cds; some manuscript obliteration in address panel, Very Fine, a rare double rate cover franked with 30c Napoleon block of 4.
Maury Nos. 9+11 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 313French Colonies, 1872, 25c blue, vertical pair, ample margins to into frameline at top left, tied by blue mute lozenge handstamp on cover to Paris, matching "Guadaloupe, Pointe a Pitre, 21 Dec, 73" origin cds and St. Nazaire packet transit, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 12.
Maury Nos. 23 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 314 oFrench Colonies, 1876, 2c red brown, light Saigon town cancel, ample to mostly large margins, bright color, Extremely Fine. Scott Nos. 17.
Maury Nos. 15 €800 ($1,100).
Lot 315French Colonies, 1877, 15c bister, large numerals, in combination with 1877, 20c red brown on straw on 1878 cover to Bordeaux, tied by French packet boat marking "Paq. Fr., Pointe a Pitre, Guad." cds's, ship endorsement and transit backstamps; couple cover tears at left, otherwise Very Fine. Scott Nos. 21+34.
Maury Nos. 19+34 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 316 oMadagascar, 1891 5Fr Violet and black on lilac, large margins all around, strong color on fresh paper, cancelled by neat centrally struck "Tomatave, 24 Mar 92" cds, Very Fine and choice, an attractive and completely sound used example of this scarce high value, ex-Gibraltar, Gross; signed A. Brun and accompanied by 2000 Behr certificate.
Scott Nos. 13 $1,275.
Most used examples of this stamp are thinned or otherwise faulty due the the softness of the paper, so to find a sound used copy such as this is rare indeed. Only 1,000 stamps were printed.
Lot 317 oMadagascar, 1895 Thick "15" handstamped surcharge on 25c Black on rose, Majunga provisional, surcharge mostly washed off as nearly always, well centered, cancelled by cds; expertly repaired at bottom right corner, Very Fine appearance, ex-Gibralter, Gross; signed Bernichan and Calves.
Scott Nos. 22C $12,750.
Only a tiny number of this rare provisional have survived, all of which are used and virtually all of which have faults to some degree.
Lot 318St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1942, 5f "France Libre/F.N.F.L.", position 25 in setting, o.g., lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Fine; with 2007 P.F. certificate. Maury Nos. 244.
Scott Nos. 216 $425.