Lot 1644 oFrance, 1860, Napoleon III imperforate, 1c olive green on pale blue, right margin single, neat anchor lozenge cancel, full well balanced margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, very attractive. Scott No. 12. Yvert No. 11.
Maury No. 11 €435 ($480).
Lot 1645France, 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 20c blue on bluish, type I, right margin single with ample margins and bright color, tied by red mute dotted Paris star cancel on fresh folded letter sheet, with matching rare red "Bau. Du Palais De Compiegne /6 Nov. 58" cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a lovely example of this rare and elusive postmark; with 2011 & 2014 Roumet certificates. Yvert No. 14A. Maury No. 14 I €6,750 ($7,520).
Scott No. 15 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 1646France, 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 20c blue on bluish, clear to large margins, tied by blue small numeral "2117" lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to Bordeaux, matching bold "Montrouge, 13 Avril, 55" cds, Very Fine. Scott No. 15. Yvert No. 14A.
Maury No. 14; €1,100 ($1,230) Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1647France, 1855, Napoleon III imperforate, 80c bright carmine, horizontal strip of three, margin large to just into frameline, tied by dotted lozenge cancels on folded letter to Arequipa, Peru, matching "Paris, Dec 31, 58" cds and red London transit cds, Very Fine. Yvert No. 17a.
Scott No. 19 var. Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1648France, 1859, Napoleon III imperforate, 80c rose on pinkish, fine single tied by anchor lozenge cancel on cover to France with "Buenos Ayres, 12 Dic, 62" octagon date stamp, indistinct backstamps; cover soiling, wear and missing backflap, Fine. Yvert No. 17A.
Scott No. 20 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1649France, 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 1fr lake on yellowish, large to huge margins, tied by segmented grid handstamp on cover to Turin, Italy, light "Paris, 14 Mai, 54" origin cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine; signed Calves and A. Diena, with 2016 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 18. Maury No. 18 €12,000 ($13,370).
Scott No. 21 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1853 1FR NAPOLEON III ISSUE ON COVER TO ITALY.
Lot 1650 /France, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 5c yellow green on light green, top margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top n.h. at bottom, nice overall centering amid wide margins, slight crease in selvage only, Very Fine; with 2018 Roumet certificate. Scott No. 23 var. Yvert No. 20 var.
Maury No. 20 €1,600 ($1,780).
Lot 1651France, 1871, Napoleon III perforated, 5c green on pale blue, horizontal strip of three and pair, canceled by large numeral "2660" lozenge cancels on mourning cover to Vesoul, matching "Niort, 10 Mars, 72" cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine; with 2018 Roumet certificate. Scott No. 24. Yvert No. 35.
Maury No. 35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1652France, 1863, Napoleon III perforated, 20c blue on bluish, two singles, on 1864 folded letter sheet from Marseille to Livorno, Italy, tied by "Franca Via Di Mare" two-line handstamp with second strike below, reverse with Genova transit, Very Fine; with 2017 Roumet certificate. Yvert No. 22. Maury No. 22.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1653France, 1862, Napoleon III perforated, 80c rose on pinkish, strip of four and two pairs, all tied by "26" doted star cancel on folded letter sheet to Vera Cruz, Mexico, with matching "Paris, Gare Du Nord, 31 Oct, 63" origin cds and red London transit date stamp; four stamps with flaws, F.-V.F.; signed Maury. Yvert No. 24.
Scott No. 28 Estimate $750 - 1,000.