Lot 1279France, 1857-72, Two French Covers. One franked with 10c + 20c + 80c Imperf. Napoleon issue from Bordeaux in 1857 to Russia, stamps cut in & 10c overlapping edge slightly, 2nd cover used in 1872 to the United States with combination franking of 80c Empire Laure + 40c Perforated Ceres, F.-V.F.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1280France, 1862, 80c rose on pinkish. 2 folded letter sheets from correspondence; 1867 single usage and 1873 usage in combination with 1870 Ceres 5c two singles + 10c single (80c with upper right corner missing), with clear readable postmarks, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 28, 37 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1281France, 1865 Packet Cover. Postmarked with blue Cydnus, 11 Mars 65 packetboat name cds datelined from Smyra, Turkey, red "Paquebots De La Mediterranee" boxed handstamp, "New York, Am. Pkt., Apr 6" exchange cds and manuscript "214/147" depreciated currency due reflecting 7 times the 21¢ rate ($1.47 in silver) or $2.14 due if paid in notes, Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1282France, 1867, 30c brown on yellowish. With dramatic shift in horizontal perfs, tied by "385" dotted lozenge cancel on 1867 mourning cover to Brussels, Belgium, "St. Servin, 30 Jul, 67" origin cds, Very Fine, an unusual freak perforation variety. Maury No. 30.
Scott No. 34 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1283 oFrance, 1869, 5fr gray lilac on lavender. Dotted numeral lozenge cancel, tiny thin speck and nibbed perf at top, Fine appearance. Maury No. 33.
Scott No. 37 $775.
Lot 1284France, 1871, 10c on 10c bister, unissued. O.g., strong fresh color, Fine; with 2001 Calves certificate. Maury No. 34.
Scott No. 49 $1,300.
Lot 1285France, 1876, 75c carmine, type 1. Block of 4, o.g., never hinged, nicely centered throughout, vibrant color and exceptional freshness, Very Fine, an extremely scarce multiple and certainly rare in never hinged condition; signed Calves. Maury No. 71.
Scott No. 75 $3,500 for hinged.
Lot 1286France, 1900, 15c orange, imperf. 2 pairs and 2 top margin singles, o.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 117a $960.
Lot 1287 /oFrance, 1900, 15c orange, imperf. Top margin pair, o.g., never hinged, large margins, very fresh, Very Fine. Maury No. 117m.
Scott No. 117a $320.