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French Offices & Colonies

Lots 2648-2657 Lots 2658-2666

Lot 2648    

French Offices in Egypt 1868 (Feb. 10) Alexandria, Egypt to Rapperswyl, Switzerland, folded letter bearing France, 1862 40c orange (27) and 1868 20c blue (33), tied by "5080" lozenge, "Alexandrie, 10 Fevr. 68" origin cds and matching "PD" framed handstamp, reverse with Marseilles (2.16), Basel (2.17) and Rapperswyl (2.17) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Lot 2649    

French Offices in Buenos Aires, 1875 (Oct. 26) Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris, France, cover with "Buenos-Aires, Paq. Fr. J No. 5, 26 Oct 75" datestamp and bearing France 25c blue, two pairs, each tied by anchor lozenges and Argentina 5c vermilion (30) tied by Buenos Aires cds, "Paris 26 Nov 75" receiving backstamp; corner tear, a Very Fine combination use.
Scott No. 58 (4)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 2650    

Guadeloupe, 1817 (Mar. 17) Guadeloupe to Ipswitch, Mass via Boston, folded letter datelined March 17th 1817 with manuscript directive" Per Schooner Dispatch, Capt. Sawyer", entered mails with red "Boston Ms Apr 11" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with "8" cent due rating for 6¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 2651    

Guadeloupe, 1869 (Jan. 9) Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe to Port Medway, Nova Scotia, blue datelined folded letter bearing French Colonies 20c blue (4), margins to just in at right, just tied by lozenge cancel, matching partial Guadeloupe cds, manuscript "4" pence due rating, flap with red British P.O. Guadeloupe (1.10) and St. Thomas (1.12) transit cds, Nova Scotia "CTS / 12½" two-line due handstamp; file folds, toning affect stamp, Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $250

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Lot 2652    

Guadeloupe, 1891, 1f bronze green, used with 25c black on rose (21) strip of three, tied by "Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, 1 Dec" cds on gray registered cover to Paris, France, matching "R" framed registry handstamp, red Paris (12.13) arrival cds; light central fold not affecting strip, Very Fine. Yvert No. 26.
Scott No. 26    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2653    

Ivory Coast, 1903, 50c on 60c brown on buff, large "0" in "50" variety, right stamp in right margin horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, full margins, Very Fine, a scarce unlisted surcharge variety.
Scott No. Q8    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 2654    

Ivory Coast, 1904, 4fr on 5c-8fr on 15c Surcharges complete, o.g., never hinged, large balanced margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a choice never hinged pair; signed.
Scott No. Q30-Q31    $620.

Realized: $160

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Lot 2655    

Ivory Coast, 1905, 8fr on 1fr rose on buff, full o.g., large margins, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce high value; signed.
Scott No. Q36    $700.

Realized: $150

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Lot 2656    

St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1850 (Nov. 5) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Gloucester Mass., gray datelined folded letter endorsed "With a Band Box" and "Per Chas Heath", Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 2657    

St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1887 (Nov. 24) Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe to St. Pierre et Miquelon, datelined folded letter carried privately to St. Pierre, entered mails bearing French Colonies 25c black on red (44) tied by "St. Pierre et Miquelon, 20 Dic 87" cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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