Lots 477 - 484, Catalogue of Auction #40 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
477  3c
1849, Ceres, 20c black, printed on yellowish paper, horizontal tete-beche pair, right stamp is inverted, full four-side margins, neat grid cancellation, fresh and nice, VF and scarce, APES certificate, Yvert #3d, ?7,250, Scott C.v. $6,600
478  9
1849, Ceres, 1fr dark carmine, horizontal strip of three, nice grid cancellation, large balanced margins all around, fresh and flawless, VF and scarce multiple, expertized by Calves, Brun and others, C.v. $2,300 as for pair and a single
479  19
1854, Napoleon III, 80c lake, printed on yellowish paper, horizontal strip of four, neatly cancelled with small figures inside rhombus dotted cancellation, nice balanced margins and VF, C.v. $330 as for singles
480 **   197
1923, Bordeaux Philatelic Congress, blue overprint on 1fr claret and olive green, full OG, NH, F/VF, C.v. $825
481 **   624a
1949, Centenary of the first French postage stamp, Ceres 10fr brown orange, complete sheet of ten, inscribed at the top "1849-1949", full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $700
482 **   B11

Semi - Postal issues

1918, Red Cross issue, 15c+5c slate and red, block of four, perfect centering, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,000 as singles
483 **  Yv 6-7

Military Air Mail

1943, boxed overprint "Par Avion - Batiment De Ligne - Richelieu" on Senegal postage stamps of 1fr and 1.75fr, complete set of two, almost perfect centering and extremely fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, these stamps were in usage for five months only, Yvert C.v. ?1,415, Sanabria #31-32, A. Rendon certificate
484  1-11

French Offices in Zanzibar

1894, Bristol printing card proofs with simulated perforation, 1/2a on 5c - 50a on 5fr, complete set of 11, top right corner margin copies, no gum as produced, hinged at the top margin only, VF and scarce