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France - Regular Issues 1849-69

Lots 610-619 Lot 620

Lot 610 o   

France, 1849-50, 10c-1fr Ceres Issues, set of six denominations, various neat cancels, each with large margins and rich colors, Very Fine and choice, an attractive hand-selected set.
Scott No. 1-3, 6-7, 9    $2,335.

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Current Opening Bid: $700

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Lot 611    

France, 1850, Ceres, 10c Bister, Horizontal Pair, large margins and rich color, tied by "3398" dotted diamond cancels on 1853 folded letter sheet to Mirebeau, matching "Tours, 3 Mai, 53" origin cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine; with 1991 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 1 var. Maury No. 1a.
Scott No. 1 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 612    

France, 1850, Ceres, 25c Light Blue on Bluish, Corner Margin Horizontal Pair, ample to large margins with wide sheet margin, tied by diamond grid handstamps on folded letter sheet to Perigueux, matching "Marennes, 22 Janv, 51" cds above, Very Fine; with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 4. Maury No. 4.
Scott No. 6    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 613    

France, 1849, Ceres, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Horizontal Strip of 4, margins large to into frameline at right, tied by diamond grid handstamps on 1851 folded letter sheet to London, England, "Paris, 20 Nov, 51" origin cds alongside, red London entry cds and Calais transit backstamp; slight soiling along file folds, F.-V.F. Yvert No. 5. Maury No. 5.
Scott No. 7    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 614    

France, 1849, Ceres, 1fr Dark Carmine, clear to large margins, rich color, tied by diamond grid handstamp on fresh oversized cover to Issoudum, matching "Paris, 15 Sept, 61" cds alongside, receiving backstamp; central cover fold, Very Fine; with 2007 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 6. Maury No. 6.
Scott No. 9 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 615 /   

France, 1860, Napoleon III Imperforate, 1c Olive Green on Pale Blue, right margin block of 4, full o.g., bottom left stamp never hinged, ample to large margins, bright and fresh, crease in margin only, Very Fine. Yvert No. 11. Maury No. 11.
Scott No. 12    $850 for o.g.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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Lot 616    

France, 1853, Napoleon III Imperforate, 1fr Lake on Yellowish, large to huge margins, tied by segmented grid handstamp on cover to Turin, Italy, light "Paris, 14 Mai, 54" origin cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine; signed Calves and A. Diena, with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 18. Maury No. 18.
Scott No. 21; $7,500    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

A GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1853 1FR NAPOLEON III ISSUE ON COVER TO ITALY.

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Lot 617    

France, 1868, Napoleon III Laureate, 20c Blue on Bluish, tied by "B" in circle handstamp on 1852 cover to Paris, with second strike and "Vic-S-Seille" origin cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce tying cancellation; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 29A. Maury No. 29.
Scott No. 33    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 618    

France, 1867, Napoleon III Laureate, 30c Brown on Yellowish, Two Singles, cancelled by "728" barred oval handstamps on 1870 folded ship letter sheet to London, England, bold "Southampton, France, MB, De 22, 1870" tombstone date stamp, Very Fine. Yvert No. 30. Maury No. 30.
Scott No. 34    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 619    

France, 1868, Napoleon III Laureate, 40c Orange on Yellowish, rich color, tied by "13" in boxed grid cancel on Marseilles folded letter to Genova, Italy, canceled upon arrival with additional matching "Franca, Via Di Mare" handstamp alongside, receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Yvert No. 31. Maury No. 31.
Scott No. 35a    Estimate $500 - 750.

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