Lot 1684French Colonies, 1865, 20c blue, fine single tied by diamond lozenge cancel on cover to Digby, Nova Scotia, matching "Pointe a Pitre, Guade, 25 Mars, 71" origin cds and manuscript "Per British Mail Steamer, via Halifax" endorsement with "12½ Cts" due handstamp, reverse with red Guadaloupe, St. Thomas transits and receiving postmarks; slight cover soiling and file folds, F.-V.F., a rare destination from Guadaloupe. Yvert No. 4.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1685French Colonies, 1879, 25c black on red, large margins, tied by light "Nle Caledonne, Noumea, 3 Oct, 79" cds on cover to Toulon, France, with second strike at top center, red French transit cds and partial receiving backstamp; stamp with small margin crease, F.-V.F. Yvert No. 43. Maury No. 43.
Scott No. 44 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1686French Colonies, 1881, 25c yellow on straw, tied by "Gabon, 18 Avril, 1885" cds on cover to Ellsworth, Maine, manuscript "From U.S.S. Lancaster, Gabon, Africa" endorsement and printed Flagship Lancaster on backflap, Very Fine. Yvert No. 53.
Scott No. 53 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1687Cameroun, 1940, 25c + 5fr Spitfire, two horizontal pairs, neatly tied by "Douala, 8 Dec, 40" cds's on locally addressed cover, with special cachet at lower left, receiving backstamp, Very Fine; signed Calves.
Scott No. B10 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1688French Equatorial Africa, 1940, 2.50fr green & buff, inverted overprint, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine; signed Brun.
Scott No. C10b $400.
Lot 1689Réunion, 1892, 50c carmine on rose, "Reunion" in red and blue, bottom left corner margin single, o.g., very lightly hinged, rich color and very fresh, Very Fine, an attractive position single.
Scott No. 48a $500.
Lot 1690St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1867 (Oct. 3) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Granville, France, blue folded cover bearing French Colonies 1865, 80c carmine rose (6), four margins, tied by "SPM" lozenge cancel, matching "St. Pierre et Miquelon, 3 Oct 67" origin cds and matching small "PD" handstamp, Calais (10.20) entry cds, Granville (10.21) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1691 oSomali Coast, 1894, 25f rose & blue, quadrille lines, light blue town cancel, strong colors, handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, an attractive used example of this key high value.
Scott No. 21 $1,050.
Lot 1692French Morocco, 1902-10, 1c-2p surcharged complete, o.g., high value particularly well centered, an F.-V.F. set. Yvert No. 11-17,20-24.
Scott No. 11-22 $618.
Lot 1693French Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1902-20, 1c-20pi definitive complete, o.g., fresh with strong colors, an F.-V.F. set. Yvert No. 9-26.
Scott No. 21-38 $726.