Lot 20030
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33’000 EUR
Auction date
Wed 17 Nov 2010 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
FRENCH COLONIES – GUADELOUPE EXHIBITION QUALITY GROUP OF FRENCH STAMPS USED IN THE COLONIES Group of four covers to France comprising: – The unique First Day usage of French stamps in the colonies: Entire from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, to Paris, with 1F carmine and 25c blue pair (light fold affecting right example), cancelled on arrival by “grille without end”, Calais transit and Paris backstamps, Very Fine and unique (see H. Tristant “L’émission métropolitaine française de 1849-1850 aux colonies” p. 20), signed Calves, 1999 Roubineau certificate, ex Grabowski. – The largest multiple franking of 25c Ceres in Guadeloupe: Folded cover to Paris franked with eleven examples of the Ceres 25c blue (strip of five, strip of four, pair) tied on arrival by dots, signed Calves, Robineau certificate. – Simple rate folded cover to France franked at 1F50 with three pairs of Ceres 25c, signed Calves, Robineau certificate. – The nicest of the four known covers insufficiently franked at 1F50 by Ceres 1F carmine and 25c blue in pair and rated “15” decimes manuscript, Roumet certificate. Unique holding. Estimate: $30,000 – 40,000
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