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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
177 8 1849-1850 1fr Vermilion on Yellowish Wove, Imperforate A superb large margined used example with distinctive rich colour seldom encountered on this stamp, tied by lozenge grid to small piece. A sought-after classic stamp, VF+; 1991 Bernard Behr cert. (Yvert 7 20,000)

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178 226 1925 5fr International Philatelic Exhibition, Paris Mint souvenir sheet of four, well centered and fresh. Usual minute gum wrinkles often encountered on this large size sheet, VF NH (Yvert Bloc 1 5,500)

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179 241 1927 5fr + 10fr Strasbourg Philatelic Exhibition Bright, fresh mint souvenir sheet of two; tiny natural gum inclusion, VF NH (Yvert Bloc 2 3,500)

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180 523 Footnote 1944 2.40fr "Marianne de Dulac" Imperforate miniature sheet of four overprinted "LIBERATION de PARIS 25.8.44."; prepared but never issued, showing characteristic light warping surrounding printed stamps. A key sheet in an excellent state of preservation with full original gum, NEVER HINGED; pencil signed by expert Roger Calves at bottom of sheet, VF NH (Yvert Bloc 4 9,000)

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181 C3-C4 1928 (August 23) 10fr on 90c & 10fr on 1f50c "Ile de France" Airmail Surcharge An unusually well centered mint set with bright fresh colours, first value sheet marginal, both with full pristine original gum; 1f50c pencil signed by Dr. Dante Bolaffi. A key set often missing from advanced collections, VF NH; 1984 Bolaffi cert. (Yvert 3-4 22,500 + 20% premium for better centering)

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182 Extensive Mint / NH Collection Housed in twelve stockbooks and on stockpages with definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets from around mid-1930s to about 2012, semi-postals from 1917 to 2000s and airmails 1946 to recent. A few stamps used, some pre-1960s hinged, afterward mostly NH. Includes booklets and panes, sheetlets, etc. Better sets noted such as Scott B3-B8, B12-B18, used B35-B37, mint B39-B41, B48-B53 NH, C27 NH. Overall nice condition and F-VF Est. 1,000.00 +
183 Comprehensive Used CDS Block Collection Displayed and identified on stockpages with well over 1,400 different blocks of four, majority used with CDS postmarks often struck at centre, ranging from early 1900s to about 2006 (a couple earlier also shown). Includes definitives and commemorative issues, many are in sets. Collection concludes with a few dozen additional larger blocks. Some minor flaws but a valiant effort was made to obtain clean, sound used blocks; a remarkable lot that took years to assemble, F-VF Est. 750.00 +
184 Small & Large Numeral Cancels About 65 covers on quadrilled pages with write-up, emphasis on 1860s period franked with perforated Cered & Napoleon issues with Small or Large Numeral cancels, mostly domestic rates but some addressed to foreign destinations or offices abroad. Some faults but noted many clean strikes and covers throughout

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Est. 200.00 +
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