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Displaying 21 - 40 of 27 Lots in Category - France
WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS: 1942 (Apr 28) USA Southern Pacific Lines cover to Wallis Island (!) endorsed "Air Mail to Honolulu" with Air 10c Map block of 4 tied by Oakland CA duplex, sent via Sydney where censored & on arrival taxed with Wallis & Futuna 'FRANCE/LIBRE' Postage Dues 15c pair - on reverse - 60c pair & 1fr (Cat £500+ as used singles) tied by 'PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS/22/SEPT/-4/WALLIS' cds in violet, horizontal fold across the 15c pair & vertical fold clear of the stamps. A very rare cover.
NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION: 1870 cover front to Melbourne "via Marseilles" with Numerals Rouletted 5gr brown and Perf 14x14½ 1gr red & 2gr blue tied 'BONN/24 2/70' cds paying 7gr letter rate plus 1gr surcharge for carriage via France, 'PRUSSE/25/FEVR/70/3 ERQUELINES 3' TPO transit in blue & 'PD' h/s in red on face. [Includes the original letter, in English]
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ALLIED OCCUPATION: Selection including Rhineland Red Cross set CTO, Soviet Zone Portraits marginal set each with Plate Number '4', Doves 1mk to 5mk x6 sets with various District Handstamps, '36/Michendorf' District Handstamp in Violet on von Stephan 24pf block of 10 & Hannover Fair blocks of 10; etc, Cat €3000+.
1870 French entire to France "via Bombay & Suez" with 8p x2 & 4a green tied by private 'Stamped' cachet in blue, superb 'PD/10/SEP/70/CALCUTTA' b/s in red, French 'POS AN V SUEZ/7/OCT/70/P AN A MARS' marine sorter in red & boxed 'PD' h/s in black, minor edge faults & internally reinforced with archival tape.
1849 (Feb 28) stampless social entire to "Poste Restante/Rome" with 'KENDAL' b/s in blue & London 'W [crown] S/ 2MR2/1849' transit b/s, French 'fleur-de-lis' cachet, Italian 'VIA DI/PT DEAUVOISIDI' cachet & French-pattern 'ROMA/12MAR/49' arrival b/s in red. Scarce destination for non-Church mail.
INVALIDED: 1915 (Feb 3) cover from Invercargill to a member of the Third Reinforcement with triple-oval 'NEW ZEALAND GENERAL HOSPITAL/PONT DE KOUBBEH' cachet (Firebrace #NZ33) on reverse, superb boxed 'INVALIDED NZ' cachet (Firebrace #NZ55) & boxed 'Returned/New Zealand' (#NZ54) both in violet, minor faults. [Wounded at Gallipoli, Pte Arthur William Vyner was sent home & discharged. He re-enlisted 1.1.1916 & was killed on the Somme]
1933-39 outwards covers comprising 1) 1933 to GB "via Mombasa" at 12c + 45c surcharge; 2) 1934 (Oct 5) cover to Ascension! endorsed "Air mail to Cape" with 2c 3c 12c & 20c strip of 3 paying 12c + 45c surcharge + 20c registration, Mombasa Nairobi & Cape Town transit b/s; 3) 1936 (Nov 2) commercial to France with KGV 6c & 1r (fault) paying 20c + 43c surcharge x2; 4) 1936 (Dec 6) to GB via Bombay with 9c & 20c pair paying 12c + 37c surcharge; 5) 1937 (Sep 4) to GB via Mombasa with 3c & 25c pairs paying 12c + 43c surcharge (overpaid 1c); and 6) 1938 (Jan 1) to USA per BISN 'Karanja' to Mombasa with KGVI 3c 6c 12c 20c & 25c paying 20c + 43c surcharge; the first & possibly the last are philatelic. [Official figures reveal only 217 & 227 airmail articles were despatched in 1933 & 1934 respectively]