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Sale 84: Foreign Stamps and Covers

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France - 1870 Bordeaux Issue

Lots 1662-1666

Lot 1662    

France, 1870, 20c dark blue, type 1, large balanced margins and deep color, tied by "2232" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet on folded letter to Landes, matching "Nay, 29 Janv, 71" cds, Very Fine; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 44a. Maury No. 44b €1,650 ($2,030).
Scott No. 43a    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 1663    

France, 1870, Bordeaux, 20c blue on bluish, type 2, clear to large margins, tied by "30" rating handstamp on folded letter to St. Flour, matching "Pierrefort, 3 Avril, 71" cds alongside, recieving backstamp, Very Fine, a rare usage of a rate handstamp used as a canceling device; signed Calves and Maury, with 2018 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 45. Maury No. 45.
Scott No. 44    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 1664    

France, 1870, 20c blue, fine impression, type 2, report 1, ample to huge margins, tied by light large numeral "671" dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to Carpentras, matching "Buis les Baronnes, 15 Janv, 71" cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine; with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 45Ac. Maury No. 45.
Scott No. 44 var.    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1665    

France, 1870, Bordeaux, 30c brown on yellowish, full margins, tied by large numeral "532" lozenge cancel on cover to London, England, matching "Bordeaux, 29 Mars, 71" cds and red London entry cds; small repaired cover edge nick and partial backflap, otherwise Very Fine; with 2018 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 47. Maury No. 47.
Scott No. 46    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1666    

France, 1870, Bordeaux, 40c blood red on yellowish, deep rich color, extra large margins except clear at right, tied by "2659" lozenge, matching "Nimes, 11 Fevr, 71" cds on folded letter to Ganges, reverse with partial Feb. 15th arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce use of this shade; signed Calves, with 2016 Roumet certificate. Scott No. 47 var.
Maury No. 48 I l; €3,000 ($3,690)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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