Lot 1667France, 1872, Ceres, 1c olive green on pale blue, in combination with 1876, Sage Type I, 2c green on greenish on periodical tied by "Paris, 1 Sept, 76" cds's, Very Fine, a scarce mixed issue franking; with 2016 Roumet certificate. Maury No. 50+62.
Scott No. 50+65 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1668France, 1871, Ceres, 10c bister on rose, large numerals, in combination with 1871, Ceres, 25c blue on bluish, vertical pair on 1871 folded letter sheet from Salonicco, Greece to Galata near Constantinople, all tied by blue "Salonique, 7 Mars, 71" cds's, receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Maury No. 54+60 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1669France, 1871, Ceres, 10c brown on rose, small numerals, tête-bêche, horizontal pair, in combination with 1872, Ceres, 5c yellow green on pale blue on mourning folded letter sheet to Paris, canceled by large numeral "532" lozenge cancels with matching "Bordeaux, 19 Janv 75" cds, clear arrival backstamp, Very Fine; signed Calves, Brun, with 1992 & 2017 Roumet certificates. Maury No. 58+53.
Scott No. 55a+53 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1871 10C SMALL NUMERALS ISSUE IN TÊTE-BÊCHE FORMAT.
Lot 1670France, 1871, Ceres, 15c bister on yellowish, small numerals, in combination with 1871, Ceres, 25c blue on bluish on folded letter to Constantinople, tied by large numeral "5095" lozenge cancel, matching "Salonique, Turq. D. Europe, 28, Janv, 73" cds, Very Fine.
Maury No. 59+60 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1671France, 1876, Sage Type I, 1c green on greenish, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, well centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a choice multiple; with 2018 Roumet certificate. Scott No. 64. Yvert No. 61.
Maury No. 61 €1,225 ($1,360).
Lot 1672France, 1876, Sage Type II, 15c gray lilac on grayish, vertical pair, tied by blue "Salonique, Turq. D. Europe, 30 Janv, 78" cds with second strike alongside on folded letter sheet to Marseille, red boxed packetboat handstamp and receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. 80. Yvert No. 77.
Maury No. 77 Estimate $150 - 200.