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France - 1849-1850 Cérès Issue

Lots 1633-1642 Lot 1643

Lot 1633 ()   

France, 1850, Ceres, 10c bister on yellowish, in combination with 1849, Ceres, 40c orange on yellowish on cover front to Perpignan, tied by bold grid handstamps with matching "Argeles-S-Mer, 25 Oct, 50" cds; front with internal hole at lower left, otherwise Very Fine; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 1. Maury No. 1.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Lot 1634 o   

France, 1850, Ceres, 10c greenish bister, ample to mostly large margins, strong true color, Very Fine; signed A. Brun. Scott No. 1b. Yvert No. 1b.
Maury No. 1c    €1,000 ($1,230).

Realized: $270

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Lot 1635    

France, 1850, Ceres, 15c green on greenish, clear to mostly large margins, tied by diamond grid cancel on locally addressed cover, reverse with "Paris, 22 Janv, 51" cds, Very Fine; with 2017 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 2. Maury No. 2.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1636 o   

France, 1849, Ceres, 20c black on yellowish, dotted lozenge cancels, margins large to just touching, central crease between stamps, Very Fine; signed Roumet. Scott No. 3. Yvert No. 3.
Maury No. 3    €1,825 ($2,240).

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Lot 1637    

France, 1849, Ceres, 20c black on yellowish, full margins, tied by diamond lozenges on fresh folded letter to Amboise, postmarked with scarce "Assemblée Nationale Postes, 16 Mars, 50" cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine; with 2015 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 3.
Scott No. 3    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 1638    

France, 1849, Ceres, 20c black on yellowish, margins large to into frameline at top, deep color, tied by town postmark and provisional pen cancel on cover to Clancey, with second strike of "Tannay, 17 Janv, 49" origin cds at left, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce early provisional cancellation usage sixteen days after stamp issuance. Yvert No. 3.
Scott No. 3    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1639    

France, 1849, Ceres, 20c gray, ample to large margins, tied by diamond grid handstamp on folded letter sheet to Paris, matching "Valognes, 13 Janv., 50" cds, Very Fine, a very scarce shade; signed Calves, with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 3 var. Maury No. 3 €3,750 ($4,610).
Scott No. 3 var.    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 1640    

France, 1850, Ceres, 25c light blue on bluish, block of four, clear to large margins, tied by diamond grid handstamps on cover to Ste Menehould, matching "Reims, 6 Mai, 54" cds; cover with small internal hole and vertical creases not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare First Issue multiple on cover; with 2017 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 4. Maury No. 4 €12,000 ($14,760).
Scott No. 6    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

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Lot 1641    

France, 1849, Ceres, 40c orange on yellowish, top margin vertical pair, ample to mostly huge margins, tied by small numeral "2350" lozenge cancels on cover to Orleans, matching "Oucques, 25 Oct, 54" cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, an exceptional pair on cover; with 2018 Roumet certificate. Scott No. 7. Yvert No. 5.
Maury No. 5    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 1642    

France, 1849, Ceres, 40c bright orange, clear to large margins, canceled by small numeral "641" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to St. Paul les Dax, matching "Castets-des-Landes, 10 Avril, 55" cds alongside, Very Fine; with 2017 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 5a. Maury No. 5b €1,200 ($1,480).
Scott No. 7 var.    Estimate $400 - 600.

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