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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - France
C of A - Postal History
VICTORIA - Postal History
1859 (Dec 2) cover to Switzerland with rare franking of Shilling Octagonal horizontal strip of 3 [35-37] & Queen-on-Throne 6d tied by poor to fine BN '25' of 'HEPBURN' (poor oval b/s), registration markings including the sender's signature on the flap as required by the Regulations, numerous transit markings including '[crown]/ REGISTERED' & 'PD'-in-circle h/s of London both in red, French 'CHARGE' h/s & 'ANGL/AMB CALAIS B' cds, Swiss 'BASEL' & 'BIASCA' (?) & octagonal postage due calculation h/s all on the reverse, minor blemishes on the face & a bit stained on the reverse. Ex Dr Geoff Kellow RDP & Michael Silvasich.A unique franking. The first 1/- unit has the Major Retouch 'SHILL--G' and Defective '+' at Right which is not at all obstructed by the cancels. Apparently an attempt to correct a Creased Transfer. This is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding lithographic transfer variety covers of the British Empire.
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GUINEA: Still-born would-be exhibit with the basic stamps largely complete mint or used plus Peace & Commerce 40c with Country Name Doubled mint (Dallay Cat €525), 1942 Airmails deluxe proofs of the high value frame in ochre, greenish black or carmine, also some ** post-Independence material including Kennedy deluxe proofs, '45F' on 20fr Bananas Double Overprint, 1960 Olympics Airs plus 500fr with Overprint Inverted etc; then a group of covers (20) & PPCs (9) with various postmarks & a range of loose stamps with potsmarks, finally 1903 Avis de Réception tab (billet) with Commerce 10c. (Qty 100s)
MONACO: 1885-1994 collection in two Davo albums including 1938 Prince Louis 65c & 1fr blocks of 4 */** & 10fr Fête Day M/S * (gumside blemishes) & CTO, patchy 1940-70s with sets & part/short sets *, 1980 onwards mostly ** with sets & M/Ss, toning issues throughout.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1856 (Feb 19) outer to France with exceptional franking of Highly Glazed Deeply Blued Paper with Wmk Small Garter 4d carmine SG 62 very fine & unusually well centred horizontal pair tied by Scottish "Buckle" '61' cancels of 'FALKIRK' & French 'ANGL/AMB CALAIS D' cds, 'P.D' h/s in red, 'PARIS A BORDEAUX 2o/ D ' TPO backstamp, ironed-out filing fold well clear of the stamps. Ex Wise (1944) & Forster Family. BPA Certificate (2007). A remarkably fine cover of this important issue, being the first Surface-Printed stamp of Great Britain.