Lot 3339 /o/France, Collection, 1849-2005, housed in two Yvert & Tellier albums; strong completion of four margin Ceres & Napoleon issues mostly used and nearing completion missing only a few rare high values, includes some covers with 1861 cover to N.Y. with 1860, 80c rose pair, later high lights including a used 1868 5fr (small thins), similar later definitives including Peace & Commerce and Sower issue in near completion, early semi-postal including some better mint high value present, 1929 Le Havre Expo issue mint, 1937 PEXIP sheet mint with additional block, exceptional completion thereon with additional items, covers, etc., airmails lacking #C3-C4 and including #C1-C2, 1936 50f green and the 50f Banknote (no gum) present, nice showing of other back-of-the-book issues including dues, F.M.'s, etc.; condition a bit above the norm overall, worth proper review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 3340France, Booklets and Souvenir Sheets (few stamps); great lot of seldom offered Never Hinged material; Scott catalog $4894.; Inspect.
Scott $1,960 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 3341 /oFrance & Colonies, 1849-1960, mostly used 19th Century collection arranged on stock pages in a binder, highlights including Scott #1, 7 (2), 9, 13a, 17 (3), 21 (2), 37 (2), 38a, 46 (2), 47a, 48, 59c, J1, J21, and some mint into 20th Century 94a, 96b, 101, 102, 123b, 126, plus 1950s imperfs, also Offices in China #14 mint and French Congo #49 used, owner's Scott $26K+, attractive group, worth inspection, Fine to Very Fine with some very nice early classics.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 3342France & Colonies, Collection, 1880-1960's, all mint housed in four large Scott albums; France regular issues strong but missing some of the better issues, includes 1924 Olympic set and some of the good later definitives sets complete, semi-postal mostly complete, airmails with better including #C1-C2, 1936 set complete to the 50f, 50f Banknote issue, etc., Colonies strong in areas including better Alaouities including airmails and dues, complete Alexandretta, French Congo with Peace & Commerce set complete, French Equatorial Africa with completion in 1940's issues, good French Guiana, and good to better French Polynesia sets, good Madagascar from 1902 on, New Caledonia strong from 1881 issues with complete 1892 set, 1903 overprint set, 1933 Paris-Nouma set, etc., good Reunuion from first issues on, St. P&M with some good sets, good Somali Coast, etc.; nice fresh material throughout, owner's cat $27,279, worth careful inspection.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3343 /oFrance & Colonies, Accumulation, box of remainder of estate; 4 books; including St. Pierre collection (Scott #468), etc., please inspect.
Scott $1,880 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3344 /oFrench Colonies and Offices, Collection, 1850's-1950's (a few countries to 2000) Substantial and comprehensive collection of primarily mint and some used in Four Scott Specialty albums and a volume of FSAT complete to 1988 mint NH. All offered intact but for offices in China and Indochina (a separate lot), a few Fournier forgeries removed from the 19 th Century pages, and a few countries that were not present to begin with (no Algeria, Congo, Lebanon, Niger, Polynesia, or St Pierre). There is a very high level of completion here, with 1900 to 1950 pretty solidly clean and mint with sets to $500 plus range including much good France Libre overprints missing only the rarest, with a bit more used in the 19 th Century (some duplication here including many both mint and used and many near complete for 19 th also). As can be seen from the list of countries + cat values, many difficult areas are well represented. Quality is above the norm, but there is some mixed condition in the earlier. Present are Offices: Crete (880), Egypt 4520, Turkey 3694, Zanzibar 8835, General Cols 6279, Afars 525, Alaouites 895, Alexandretta 195, Andorra 3105, Anjouan 302, Benin 1557, Cameroun 1251, Castellorizo 2193, Chad 1278, Cililcia 965, Comoro 1194, Dahomey 917, Diego Suarez 1331, Fezszan 325, Fr Eq Africa 2072, Fr Guiana 2867, Fr Guinea 1278, Fr India 1923, Fr Morocco 3952, FSAT 3260, Fr Sudan 800, Fr W. Africa 337, Gabon 2558, Guadeloupe 6278, Ile Rouad 921, Inini 193, Ivory Coast 3470, Latakia 329, Madagascar 5765, Martinique 2237, Mayotte + Moheli 843, Mauritania 577, Memel 1817, New Caledonia 8600, New Hebrides 1863, Nossi-Be 1177, Obock 1382, Reunion 7200, St. Marie 373, Somali Coast 5109, Syria 5996, Togo 640, Tunisia 2184, Ubangi 450, Upper Volta 270, Wallis + Futuna 1771. A remarkable offering of this increasingly hot area worth a serious view and a strong bid. Scott Cat exceeds $119,500.
Estimate $25,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 3345 /oFrench Colonies, (General Issue) Collection, 1859-1906, mixed mint and used on album pages; issues appear to be complete with some occasional multiples */o, with Eagle issues with additional double impression 15c, later with imperfs mostly 4-margin, 1943-44 semi-postals including imperf set (non-Scott listed) and Dues including parallel */o sets; owner's 2010 cat €7,143.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 3346 /oFrench Colonies, Collection, 1890's to 1950's, useful collection of used and some mint on Minkus pages in one album with a decent showing of medium to better sets and singles to over $300 from the following countries. Offices Crete, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco; Alaouites, Latakia, Alexandretta, Cilicia, Syria, Tunisia, Ile Rouad, and French India. Nice quality with only occasional fault, Overall, above the norm. Scott cat exceeds $8900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 3347 /o/French Colonies & Offices, Collection, housed in two Y&T albums; mix of mint and used issues sparse in some areas with good issues throughout, includes Alaouities with complete 1925 issues including air and dues, nice selection of Alexandria, Algeria strong with later issues and back-of-the-book, similar Morocco, useful Anjouan, good Castellorizo high value, nice showing of Offices in China, early Dahomey to Gabon, some good Guadalupe 1899 issues and typeset dues, good French Guiana, good Madagascar including a couple 10c bisect usages (one on postcard and one on piece), nice Martinique, early St. Pierre & Miquelon, Tunisia from complete first issue on with good later completion, etc.; condition a little mixed with many good items throughout.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 3348French Polynesia, Collection, 1892-1995, complete mint collection housed in Palo & Lighthouse albums; includes all regular issues for the period as well as airmails, air-semi's, dues & officials; n.h. appears after 1955, nice fresh material throughout.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.