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France - 1852-70 Napoleon Issues

Lots 1923-1932 Lots 1933-1936

Lot 1923    

France, 1852, Presidency, 25c blue on bluish, tied by small numeral "3610" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to Figeac, matching bold "Villefranche De Rouergue, 24 Avril, 1853" cds, receiving backstamp, Fine; with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 10. Maury No. 10.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1924    

France, 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 10c bister on yellowish, type I, in combination with 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 20c blue, two singles + 80c lake, each tied by "3432" lozenge, matching" "Troyes, 26 Sept. 58"" cds on blue folded letter to Naples, Italy, red "PD" framed handstamp, red Napoli arrival backstamp and matching large "Franco" oval handstamp on face, Very Fine; signed Roumet. Maury No. 13+14+17.
Scott No. 14+15+19    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1925    

France, 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 20c blue on bluish, type I, tied by diamond grid cancel on folded letter sheet, matching "Bayonne, 27 Mars, 60" cds, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine; with 2015 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 14A. Maury No. 14.
Scott No. 15    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Lot 1926    

France, 1856, Napoleon III imperforate, 80c dark vermilion, large margins and bright color, tied by "1393" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to Cosne, matching "Gien, 1 Janv, 59" cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice; with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 17 var. Maury No. 17Ag €1,775 ($1,880).
Scott No. 19 var.    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Realized: $400

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Lot 1927    

France, 1859, Napoleon III imperforate, 80c rose on pinkish, two pairs, touched to large margins, used with 10¢ bister (14), large margins, each tied by lozenge cancel, matching "Rouen 5 Mai 57" cds on 1857 cover to Simbirsk, Russia, red Aachen France (5.7) transit and "Simbirsk 1857 May 9" receiver; reverse with "Paris 6 Mai 57" and "Le Havre 6 Mai 57" transits; faults, no flap, Fine and rare destination; signed Calves and Balasse. Yvert No. 17A.
Scott No. 20    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1928

France, 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 1fr lake on yellowish, Sperati reproduction, dotted lozenge cancel, Very Fine appearance. Yvert No. 18F. Maury No. 18F.
Scott No. 21F    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Lot 1929    

France, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 40c orange on yellowish, horizontal strip of three and single, tied by anchor lozenge cancels on folded letter sheet to Genova, Italy, "Volga, 12 Juil, 65" origin cds, two disinfection slits in address panel area, transit and receiving backstamp; left stamp in strip with corner nick, F.-V.F. Yvert No. 23. Maury No. 23.
Scott No. 27    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 1930    

France, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 80c rose on pinkish, used with 20c blue (26), each tied by "532" lozenge cancels on 1867 folded letter datelined "Bilboa, 25 Junio 1867" to Guayaquil, Ecuador, Bordeaux origin cds and red "P.P." framed handstamp, red London Paid (7.1) and Panama (7.22) transits, Very Fine and scarce use. Yvert No. 24.
Scott No. 28    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1931    

France, 1863, Napoleon III Laureate, 2c brown red, type I, "white spot under the chin" variety, left stamp in strip of four, with additional single on form piece, all tied by "1334" lozenge cancels, 1868 Douai postmark alongside, Fine. Yvert No. 26b. Maury No. 26 Ig.
Scott No. 30 var.    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Lot 1932    

France, 1863, Napoleon III Laureate, 2c brown red, type I, "white spot under the chin" variety, on complete intact 1869 locally addressed wrapper banded notice, tied by "Valence-S-Rhone, 30 Aout" cds, Very Fine, a rare wrapper usage of this major plate variety; with 2015 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 26b. Maury No. 26 Ig.
Scott No. 30 var.    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,000

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Lots 1923-1932 Lots 1933-1936

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