Lots 220 - 234, Catalogue of Auction #28 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
220  9
1849, Ceres, 1fr carmine, horizontal strip of 3, rhombus grid cancellation, large balanced margins all around, fresh and flawless, VF and scarce multiple, expertized by Calves, Brunn and others, C.v. $1,950 as for three singles
221  19
1854, Napoleon III, 80c lake, printed on yellowish paper, horizontal strip of 4, neatly cancelled with small figures inside rhombus dotted cancellation, nice balanced margins and very fresh, Yvert #17A, ?460 as four singles
1896-1901, French-Russian Alliance, two postcards showing portraits of Russian Emperor and President of France with banners, first one is in sepia, the other one - in color, fresh, unused, VF
223    133
1902, Egyptian PPC sent from steamship nearby French Polynesia to Dijon via Reunion, franked with French 10c carmine, tied with "Ligne No.6" ds, forwarded to packet-boat "Ligne No.47", postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
224 SB   167
1929, Dulcream, unexploded 4Fr stamp booklet, contains 20 stamps of 20c red violet, post office fresh, VF, Yvert #190-C1, ?45
225 **   1167 imp
1967, Grenoble Olympic Games, horizontal imperforated pair, large margins all around, NH, VF, Yvert #1520, ?260
226 **   C8-14

Air Post stamps

1936, Plane over Paris, complete set of 7, nice centering and intact perforation, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Yvert #PA8-14, ?1,830
1940, Exposition Souvenirs Aeronautique, Lieutenant Colonel Jean Dagnaux, 30Fr, six die sunk proofs of semi-official air post stamps, five in black and one in red, various sizes and bottom inscriptions, each signed by artist at the bottom, VF and rare assembly
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228    6

French Offices in China

1900, cover from Shanghai to Lausanne, franked with red overprint "Chine" on 25c black on rose paper, delivered with packet-boat, "Ligne No.7" ds, postmarked on arrival, VF
229    3
1901, combination franking PPC from Shanghai to Pola (Austria), franked with a pair of China 2c scarlet (#100), tied with Shanghai ds, uprated with French PO in China 10c black on lavender, paid for external delivery, tied with French PO at Shanghai ds, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
230    10

French Indochina

1905, PPC (Pagoda at Annam) sent from Saigon to Zurich, delivered with steamship "Yokohama - Marseille", franked with 10c carmine, tied with steamship ds, postmarked on arrival, VF
231    45
1911, PPC from Tourane (now Da Nang) to Paris via Singapore (endorsed, but not cancelled), franked on picture side with 10c, delivered with packet-boat, special boxed marking "Paquebot", VF

French Morocco

June 5-6, 1930, Zeppelin First South America Flight postcard from Casablanca to Germany, delivered with flight Sevilla - Friedrichshafen, franked by five air post stamps, red oval confirmation cachet and Friedrichshafen "6.6.30" arrival marking, VF and rare, only 5 covers and 5 postcards of Morocco origin were carried by this flight, Sieger #64 XVb, ?2,000
233    39


1902, PPC from Dakar to Bern, franked with a pair of 5c yellow green, delivered with packet-boat "Loango - Bordeaux No.3", arrival ds, VF
234 **   

French Colonies Collection

1957-90, several hundred mint never hinged stamps and souvenir sheets in a red stockbook, representing primarily complete issues of French Polynesia (C.v. $602.40) and French Antarctic (C.v.$914.60), nice topical issues, fresh and nice lot, NH, F/VF or better