Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueFRENCH COMMUNITY
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - FRENCH COMMUNITY
INDO-CHINA (Laos): 1905 Peace & Commerce 10c postal card with 'SONG-KHONE/17OCT/..../LAOS' double-ring d/s and 'SAIGON-CENTRAL/COCHIN CHINA' arrival on face. Personal message mentions upcoming trip "...sur un Paquebot port Marseilles". Very rare mail from this small Mekong River office.
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NEW CALEDONIA: Two volumes with a handy range of earlies including many unused multiples (no gum) & a few very scarce used multiples, 1903 Anniversary mint or used to 75c, 1933 Paris-Noumea flight set mint or used, 'France Libre' values to 20fr (unused), later issues to 1999 mint or used + a few FDCs, condition variable especially in the earlier material but generally fine to very fine, Cat £6000+; also a range of covers in very mixed condition.
(Qty many 100s)
NEW CALEDONIA: 1943 airmail to USA with Admirals 5fr, Kagu Bird 2fr50 blue & 20fr green + Airmails 50fr black, censored locally and on arrival, couple of light folds not affecting stamps. Remarkable usage of top values from both the Airmails and Kagu series on the one item. [The rate was 4fr second weight-step (up to 40g) plus 10fr50 per 5g airmail surcharge x7 for carriage by US military plane via Hawaii]
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.