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WORLD : FRANCE
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2462
1849-52 Ceres 25c greenish blue on yellowish, imperf. VF fresh MLH, nice original gum, 4 margins, very close but clear at top. SG 10 cat £7500, Maury 4d cat €10,150. Genuine mint examples are very rare. 2016 Scheller photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1500
2463
1849-52 Ceres 40c orange. VFU, 4 margins, diamond grid pmk. SG 14 cat £600, Maury 5/5a cat €600. Nice genuine example. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
2464
1849-52 Ceres 40c red-orange. VFU appearance, small thin, 4 margins, diamond grid pmk. SG 15 cat £700, Maury 5/5e cat €700. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
2465
1849-52 Ceres 40c red-orange. VFU, 4 margins, diamond grid pmk. SG 15 cat £700, Maury 5/5b cat €750. Nice genuine example. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
2466
1849-52 Ceres 1Fr carmine-brown. Superb U, 4 margins, dotted 898 pmk. SG 18 cat £1200. Maury 6b cat €1200. Attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2467
1849-50 Ceres 10c bistre, imperf, 1862 official reprint, available for postage. Superb fresh UN, 4 margins. SG 29 cat £750, Yv 1f cat €650, Maury 1e cat €700. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$180
2468
1852-53 President Napoleon 10c bistre-brown, imperf. Fresh M, original gum, thin at top, margins close. SG 37 cat £48,000, Maury 9 cat €48,500. Genuine M are of great rarity being the 2nd rarest mint stamp of France! 2016 Scheller photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3000
2469
1853-61 Napoleon 1Fr deep carmine. VF appearance, tiny repaired thin, 4 margins, dotted pmk. SG 73 cat £5500. Maury 18b cat €5500. Very attractive genuine example of this very rare classic. Exp Calves. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2470
1862 Ceres 1Fr carmine, imperf, official reprint available for postage. VFM, 4 large margins. SG 34 cat £850, Maury 6g cat €900 (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2471
1869 Napoleon 5Fr bluish-grey/greyish, with bluish "5 F" value. Superb fresh M, nice original gum, excellent centring & beautiful colour. SG 132(var) cat £11,000++, Yv 33b cat €10,000, Maury 33d cat €11,000. The key top value of classic France & desirable in such nice condition. Exp Alberto Diena, plus Dr Giulio Bolaffi AIEP photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3500
2472
1870-71 Ceres Bordeaux 20c blue, type I, imperf. Superb fresh MLH, tiny expertly repaired tear in margin only, 4 original margins. SG 164 cat £29,000, Maury 44I cat €33,000, Yv 44B cat €28,000. Major classic rarity. 2014 Scheller photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3500
2473
1876-85 Peace & Commerce 25c ultramarine, type I. Superb M, disturbed gum, perfect centring. SG 220 cat £12,000, Maury 68 cat €12,000, Yv 68 cat €11,500. Unusually nice example of this rarity. 2011 Scheller photo- cert (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3000
2474
1881-92 Postage Due 5Fr black. FU, light cancel, Maury T24 cat €2000 = A$3000. SG D295 cat £2500. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$450
2475
1897 Telephone Stamp 50c red, inscr "Postes & Telegraphes" & "Bulletin de Communication… telephonique publiques". with "Telegraphes Telefons Postes" underprint, perf 3½, on blue granite paper. VF fresh UN. Maury TT18 cat €135. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$70
2476
1900-06 Merson 2Fr deep lilac & buff. Superb fresh MUH, pristine original gum. SG 307 cat £1100 for M, should be at least double, £2200 MUH, Maury 122 cat €2600. Very rare genuine MUH. Exp Brun AIEP, certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1100
2477
1900-06 Merson 2Fr lilac & buff. VFU. SG 307 cat £110, Maury 122 cat €90.
 AVAILABLE at A$30
2478
1900-06 Telephone Stamp 25c blue, inscr "Bulletin de Communication … telephoniques publiques", on white paper, perf 13½. VF fresh UN. Maury TT24 cat €55.
 AVAILABLE at A$30
2479
1900-06 Telephone Stamp 40c brown, inscr "Bulletin de Communication … telephoniques publiques", perf 13. VF fresh UN. Maury TT26 cat €90.
 AVAILABLE at A$50
2480
1902 Mouchon redrawn set 10c-30c. VF fresh MLH/MUH. SG 309-13 cat £654. Maury 124-28 cat €945. (5). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2481
1914 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Republique Francaise Alsace" 50pf green "cock" design, inscr "Droit de Timbre". Superb fresh UN. Yv 151 cat €100. Very scarce local revenue issue. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
2482
1915 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Republique Francaise Alsace" opt German Stamp Duty revenue 50pf, inscr "Elsass-Lothringen". Superb fresh MUH. Yv 162. Very scarce. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$50
2483
1915 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Droit De Timbre Alsace 5 Pfennigs" 5pf orange French revenue design. Superb fresh MLH. Yv 171. Very scarce. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$50
2484
1915 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Droit De Timbre Alsace 10 Pfennigs" 10pf rose French revenue design. Superb fresh MLH. Yv 172. Very scarce. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$40
2485
1915 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Droit De Timbre Alsace 5 Marks" 5Mk lilac French revenue design. Superb fresh MLH. Yv 179 cat €190+. Very rare top value. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
2486
1915 Occup of Alsace & Lorraine "Republique Francaise Alsace" & initials diag m/s on German Stamp Duty 20Mk orange inscr "Elsass-Lothringen". VF UN, small thin. Yv 170B cat €3000. Extremely rare with only several recorded. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
2487
1917-19 War Orphans Fund set 2+3c - 5+5Fr. Superb fresh MUH, pristine original gum & excellent centring. SG 370-77 cat £3500 for M, should be at least double, £7000 MUH, Maury 148-55 cat €8980. Key set almost never seen MUH. Top value exp Calves & Brun AIEP. Certificate can be obtained on request. (8). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$3700
2488
1917-19 Orphan's Fund set 2+3c - 5+5Fr. Superb fresh M/MLH. SG 370-77 cat £3250. Maury 148-55 cat €3160. Key set in unusually nice condition. (8). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
2489
1917 War Orphans set 2+3c - 5+5Fr on 10c Postcard, tied by "Mulhouse 22-11 20" cds, with reg label, to Switzerland, Zurich cds. SG 370-77 cat £3250++, Maury 148-55 cat €2900++, both as loose stamps alone, plus big premium for set on "cover", which has to be at least double, or triple. Extremely rare & attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1500
2490
1924 Olympic Games 50c green & carmine "Arenes de Nimes" unissued design, "Epreuve de Luxe" die proof 113x141mm. Superb fresh UN as made. Maury 186A. Very rare & attractive. Exp Brun AIEP, plus 2013 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1300
2491
1934 Bleriot 2Fr25 violet Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (124x95mm), signed by engraver. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 523(p), Maury A7EPA cat €1000. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$700
2492
1936 Airmail 50Fr emerald-green, top value, LL cnr marginal blk of 4 with date imprint "23.12.35" in margin. Superb fresh MUH. SG 540 cat £5200 as M singles, should be at least £10,400 MUH, plus premium for cnr blk, Yv/Maury A14 cat €8800+ as singles & €10,800+ for date blk, & under-catalogued thus. Spectacular & very rare blk in unusually nice condition. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2800
2493
1940 Red Cross 80c+1Fr blue Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (125x109mm). VF fresh UN as made. SG 666(p), Maury 459EPA cat €450+. Extremely rare as only several printed. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2494
1940 Red Cross 80c+1Fr black Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (125x109mm). VF fresh UN as made. SG 666(p), Maury 459EPA cat €450+. Extremely rare as only several printed. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2495
1940 Red Cross 1Fr+2Fr deep violet-black violet w/o red cross Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOFS (120-135x115mm). 4 are progressive proof states from no shading in centre, diag background shading added, background then cross-hatched shading, then more shading on nurse & patient, then the final state. VF fresh UN as made. SG 667(p), Maury 460EPA cat €450++ ea, thus €2250++. Believed a UNIQUE group & fantastic for exhibit. (5). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2200
2496
1940 Red Cross 1Fr+2Fr black-violet w/o red cross Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (144x117mm), signed by engraver. VF fresh UN as made. SG 667(p), Maury 460EPA cat €900+. Extremely rare as only several printed. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2497
1940 Pilot Guynemer 50Fr blue Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (125x160mm), signed by engraver. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 667a(p), Maury 461EPA cat €700. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2498
1940 Pilot Guynemer 1Fr+50c black Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (125x160mm), signed by engraver, unissued value. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 667a(p), Maury 461EPA cat €900. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$700
2499
1941 Petain set 40c-2Fr50, plus Relief Fund 1Fr+10c, all IMPERF horiz prs. Superb fresh MUH, all 4 margins. SG 690-93(var), Maury 470-73nd & 494nd cat €690+. Very scarce. (5) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
2500
1941 Petain set 40c-2Fr50, plus Relief Fund 1Fr+10c, all IMPERF. Superb fresh MUH, 4 large margins. SG 690-93(var), Maury 470-73nd & 494nd cat €450. Very scarce. (5) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
2501
1941 Petain set 40c-2Fr50 epreuvre collective. Superb fresh UN as issued. SG 690-93(p), Maury 470-73EPC cat €675. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
2502
1941 Petain 1Fr red-brown Epreuvre de Colour on grey paper. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 692(p), Maury 472EAC cat €250+. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
2503
1941-42 Petain 20c purple full sheet of 100 IMPERF, 2 panes of 50, full margins inc "4.11.41" date imprint in LR. Superb fresh MUH. SG 709(var), Maury 505nd. Extremely rare full sheet.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2504
1941-42 Petain 40c blue full sheet of 100 IMPERF -2 panes of 50 with full margins inc "18 10 41" date imprint LR cnr. Superb fresh MUH. SG 711(var), Maury 507(nd). Extremely rare sheet.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2505
1941-42 Petain 50c green full sheet of 100 IMPERF, 2 panes of 50, full margins inc "10 10 41" date imprint at LR. Superb fresh MUH. SG 712(var), Maury 508nd. Extremely rare full sheet.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2506
1941-42 Petain 70c blue full sheet of 100 IMPERF -2 panes of 50, with full margins inc "28 10 41" imprint date LR cnr. Superb fresh MUH. SG 714(var), Maury 510(nd). Extremely rare sheet.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2507
1941-42 Petain 80c black Epreuvre de Artiste progressive DIE PROOFS (65x100mm & 65x89mm), endorsed "1er etat" or "2e etat" -1st & 2nd state. VF fresh UN as made. SG 716-17(p), Maury 512EPA. (2). Extremely rare, if not unique. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
2508
1941-42 Petain 80c blue Epreuvre de Artiste. DIE PROOF (70x75mm), signed by engraver. VF fresh UN as made. SG 716-17(p), Maury 512EPA. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2509
1941-42 Petain 80c black Epreuvre de Artiste DIE PROOF (72x82mm), signed by engraver. VF fresh UN as made. SG 716-17(p), Maury 512EPA. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2510
1941-42 Petain 1Fr red Epreuvre de Colour. VF fresh UN as made. SG 718(p), Maury 514EAC. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
2511
1941-42 Petain 2Fr50 blue full sheet of 100 IMPERF, 2 panes of 50, full margins inc "13 10 41" date imprint at LR. Superb fresh MUH. SG 724(var), Maury 520nd. Extremely rare full sheet.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2512
1941-42 Petain 4Fr blue, 4Fr50 green typo Epreuvre Collective. VF fresh UN as made, with tissue paper interleaf. SG 725a/b(p), Maury 521A-BEPC cat €500+. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2513
1942 Petain 4Fr blue, 4Fr50 green & 5Fr engraved Epreuvre Collective. VF fresh UN as made. SG 740-41 & 745(p), Maury 522-4EPC cat €500. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2514
1942 Petain 4Fr50 blue engraved Epreuvre de Artiste. Superb fresh UN as made on laid paper & unusually large size. SG 741(p), Maury 523EPA. Extremely rare & probably unique on this paper. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2515
1942 Petain 4Fr50 brown engraved Epreuvre de Artiste. VF fresh UN as made, on laid paper. SG 741(p), Maury 523EPA. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2516
1942 Petain 4Fr50 black engraved Epreuvre de Artiste. VF fresh UN as made, on laid paper, signed by engraver. SG 741(p), Maury 523EPA. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2517
1942 Air Force Relief Fund 1Fr50+3Fr50 black-violet Epreuvre de Artiste sunken DIE PROOF (116x89mm), signed by engraver. VF fresh UN as made. SG 742(p), Maury 540EPA cat €385. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$275
2518
1942 Petain 5Fr blue & black Epreuvre de Artiste progressive sunken DIE PROOFS (124x124mm & 87x117mm), signed by engraver. 1st state w/o any value, text or shading, 2nd state w/o background shading. VF fresh UN as made. SG 745(p), Maury 524EPA. Extremely rare. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$550
2519
1942 Petain 5Fr blue Epreuvre de Artiste DIE PROOF (56x83mm), signed by engraver, from unissued typographed die (issued stamp was engraved). VF fresh UN as made. SG 745(p), Maury 524EPA(var), typographed unlisted. Extremely rare & probably unique in this colour. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
2520
1942 Petain (50Fr) red-brown with blank value tablet Epreuvre de Artiste master DIE PROOF (89x122mm), signed by engraver, on thick wove paper. VF fresh UN as made. SG 746(p), Maury 525EPA. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2521
1942 Petain (50Fr) red-brown with blank value tablet Epreuvre de Artiste master DIE PROOF (89x124mm), signed by engraver on thin laid paper. VF fresh UN as made. SG 746(p), Maury 525EPA. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2522
1942 "+50 SN" black opt Petain 1Fr50 brown, prepared but unissued. Superb fresh MUH. SG 754(var), Maury 552A cat €2650. Yv 552d cat €2400 for M, so at least €4800 MUH. Extremely rare. Exp Roumet & Brun, plus 2013 Behr AIEP photo cert. (P)
 SOLD at A$1500
2523
1940s War Victims label Epreuvre de Artiste DIE PROOF (130x 110mm), of unissued design. VF fresh UN as made (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
2524
1943 Relief Fund set 1+10Fr & 2+12Fr "Epreuvre de Luxe" die proofs. Superb fresh UN as made. SG 772-5 (p), Maury 568-71 EPL cat €500. (4). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
2525
1943 War Relief Fund Petain set 1+10Fr & 2+25Fr IMPERF strip of 4 with gutter label. Superb fresh MUH top marginal. SG 772a(var), Maury 571A(nd) cat €1800++. Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
2526
1943 Relief Fund set 1.20+1.40Fr - 5+15Fr Epreuvre de Luxe. VF fresh UN as made, with tissue paper interleaves attached. SG 780-84(p), Maury 576-80EPL. (5). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2527
1943 Relief Fund 1.20+1.40Fr sepia-black Epreuvre de Artiste, plus Petain only w/o frame. VF fresh UN as made, both signed by engraver. SG 780(p), Maury 576EPA. Extremely rare.(2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
2528
1943 Relief Fund 1.50+2.50Fr black Epreuvre de Artiste. VF fresh UN as made, signed by the engraver. SG 781(p), Maury 577EPA. Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
2529
1943 Relief Fund 4+10Fr black Epreuvre de Artiste. VF UN as made, on laid paper, signed by engraver. SG 783(p), Maury 579EPA. Very rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
2530
1943 Relief Fund 5+15Fr black Epreuvre de Artiste, plus another w/o background shading, country name etc. VF fresh UN as made, signed by engraver. SG 784(p), Maury 580EPA. Extremely rare. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
2531
1943 Military Airmail opt Petain 1.50Fr brown with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu" issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. F-VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM3 cat €240, Maury PAM4 cat €250. Only 1500 printed. Exp Sanabria. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
2532
1943 Military Airmail opt Petain 1.50Fr brown with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu" issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. Yv PAM3 cat €185, Maury PAM4 cat €180. Only 1500 printed. Exp Kessler. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
2533
1943 Military Airmail opt Mauritania Man & Woman 2Fr purple & 3Fr green with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu", issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. VF fresh MUH, bottom marginal. Yv PAM4-5 cat €1100+, Maury PAM8-9 cat €1150+. Very rare as only several sheets printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$800
2534
1943 Military Airmail opt Senegal Girl 1Fr brown & 1Fr75 blue with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu", issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. VF fresh MUH, 1Fr tiny thin. Yv PAM6-7 cat €1190, Maury PAM10-11 cat €11200. Only several sheets printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2535
1943 Military Airmail opt Angers 10Fr violet with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM10 cat €1600, Maury PAM7 cat €1700. Very rare, only 1 or 2 sheets of 50 printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
2536
1943 Military Airmail opt Senegal Girl 1Fr brown & 1Fr75 blue with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. Superb fresh MUH. Yv PAM6-7 set cat €1430+, Maury PAM10-11 cat €1525+. Only several sheets printed. Exp plus 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$900
2537
1943 Military Airmail opt Petain 80c brown with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu. Superb fresh MUH. Yv PAM11 cat €1800+, Maury PAM2 cat €2000+. Rare as less than 100 printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
2538
1943 Military Airmail opt Algeria Constantine 1Fr75 blue with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu", issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York, opt SIDEWAYS reading up. VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM12(var) cat €3250++, Maury PAM 15(var) cat €2400++. Extremely rare as only part of 1 sheet of 50 printed & only a portion of them opt SIDEWAYS. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1500
2539
1943 Military Airmail opt Senegal Mosque 75c brown with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York. Superb fresh MUH. Yv PAM14 cat €3500+, Maury PAM13 cat €3400+. Extremely rare as only part of 1 sheet of 50 printed. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1800
2540
1944 Petain Birthday set 1Fr50 - 4Fr black Epreuvre de Artiste sunken collective DIE PROOF (295x230mm). Superb fresh UN as made. SG 818-20(p), Maury 606-8EPA cat €900+. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$800
2541
1944 Marianne de Fernez 2Fr & 50Fr black unissued values gutter pr. VF MUH. SG 843-7(var), Maury 648B & C cat €310+ as singles, plus large premium for gutter pr, so est €600+. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2542
1944 Marianne de Fernez 2Fr & 50Fr red-brown unissued values in gutter pr. VF MUH. SG 843-7(var), Maury 648B & C cat €310+ as singles, plus large premium for gutter pr, so est €600+. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2543
1944 Marianne de Fernez 2Fr & 50Fr bright green unissued values in gutter pr. VF MUH. SG 843-7(var), Maury 648B & C cat €310+ as singles, plus large premium for gutter pr, so est €600+. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2544
1944 Chambery Liberation local opt "F. F. I. / SAVOIE / 25-8-1944" set "+6F" on Famous Frenchmen 50c+1F80 - 4F=6F plus "+20F" on Railways 4F+6F. VF MLH. Yv 6-12. Mayer 7-13 cat €1505. Rare as only 175 of ea printed. (7) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
2545
1944-47 Railway Parcels 1Fr-90Fr Train set, horiz prs, opt SPECIMEN across prs. VF fresh MUH. SG Yv ex CP1-21(S), Maury ex PC32afa-57a cat €472. (14 prs) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
2546
1870 Franco-Prussian War Telegram hand written as no printed forms available, franked 1Fr orange Telegraph with "Bannen? 10 AOUT 1870" pmk. VF. Maury 7 cat €675+. Very rare proper usage. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
2547
1870 Balloon Post folded letter franked Ceres 25c tied by "Paris R Cardinal … 30 Oct 70" cds, to Castres sur Agout. Probably carried on the "Fulton". SG cat £475, Maury 22 cat €450. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
2548
1922 cover franked large "5c" opt on Sower 30c orange, tied by 1922 machine pmk to Dinan with arrival b/s, plus 2 of same on 1923 PPC of Le Havre tied by cds. SG 365(var), Maury 158(var). Also "Le Matin" newspaper of 18th July 1922 with a small article with illustration of this stamp. Opt unlisted in any catalogue! & unknown whether of private origin or an essay that escaped from the govt printer. In any case extremely rare & interesting. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
2549
1927 Registered cover franked Sower surch 90c/1Fr05 & 1Fr10/1Fr20, tied by "Limoges 11 1 27" cds. Reverse with 2 diff black & green Paris 1924 Olympics labels tied by sender's cachet. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$80
2550
1928 registered flight cover franked "Ile de France" Airmail 10Fr/1.50Fr (6mm spacing), plus Sower 1Fr (3), tied by octagonal "New York au Havre 23-6 28" pmks, plus USA Airmail 5c tied with special 6-line cachet at UL. Addressed to USA & flown to Paris, with arrival b/s of the same date, plus 4 New Your arrival b/s. Superb condition. Maury A4 cat €11,000+, Yv PA4 cat €12,500+, SG 465 cat £15,000+ all as loose stamp alone! On cover obviously worth a hefty premium, especially in such beautiful condition & with the USA mixed franking -only such example we have ever seen offered anywhere. 2001 Roumet photo cert, while new cert can be obtained on request. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$7000
2551
1943 Cover franked Military Airmail opt Petain 1Fr50 with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu" issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York, tied by appropriate shipmail pmk to Ship cover, with large French censor h/s plus US Censor cachet. To Senegal with "Dakar Principal 24 JU 43 Senegal" b/s. VF. Yv PAM3, Maury PAM4 cat €3500++. Extremely rare cover from proper postal usage. 2016 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2500
2552
1943 Cover franked Military Airmail opt Petain 1Fr50 with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu', issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York, tied by appropriate shipmail pmk on Petain 1Fr20 postal card, with large censor h/s. VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM3, Maury PAM4 cat €3500. Rare & attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
2553
1943 Cover franked Military Airmail opt Petain 1Fr50 with "Par Avion Batiment de Ligne Richelieu" issued on Battleship Richelieu in New York, tied by appropriate shipmail pmk on left half of Petain 1Fr20 Postal card, with large censor h/s. VF fresh MUH. Yv PAM3 cat €270++, Maury PAM4 cat €315++. Rare & attractive. 2007 Rendon photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
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