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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1863-1895 REGISTERED MAIL continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
221 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #45 French Colonies Yvert 45, 1878 35c Violet black on yellow, Ty. II, attractive single with bright colors tied to registered 1884 entire folded court notice by
GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre24 Fevr. 84 double-circle c.d.s., posted locally within PoiFrench Colonies Yvert #45, 1878 35c Violet black on yellow, Ty. II, attractive single with bright colors tied to registered 1884 entire folded court notice by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/24 Fevr. 84" double-circle c.d.s., posted locally within Pointe-a-Pitre paying the 10c judicial rate and 25c registration fee, red boxed "R" handstamp, blue court cachet on front and back, cover tears at bottom not affecting the stamp or markings, fine and rare; the 35c Sage in single franking is extremely rare, and being used for this registered court notice rate, of which only a few examples are known, is extraordinarily rare; signed R. Calves, Roumet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
222 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #50 57 French Colonies Yvert 50, 57, 1881 10c Black on lilac and 40c Red orange, a handsome franking of the Dubois issue tied to rare 1885 registered cover to France paying the 25c
U.P.U. rate and 25c registry fee, stamps tied by GuadeloupePointe-a-PFrench Colonies Yvert #50, 57, 1881 10c Black on lilac and 40c Red orange, a handsome franking of the Dubois issue tied to rare 1885 registered cover to France paying the 25c U.P.U. rate and 25c registry fee, stamps tied by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/24 Juil. 85" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, attractive "R" registry boxed handstamp on the front, carried by French packet with Line "B" transit on the reverse along with red "Paris/Chargements/13 Aout 85" entry c.d.s., backstamped Basancon, light horizontal fold of no consequence, a very fine and pretty cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
223 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #51, 5 French Colonies Yvert 51, 52, 1881 15c Blue and 20c Brick red on green strip of three, well centered and attractive franking on double rate 1888 registered cover to Germany
paying 50c postage and 25c registry fee, stamps tied by light strikes ofFrench Colonies Yvert #51, 52, 1881 15c Blue and 20c Brick red on green strip of three, well centered and attractive franking on double rate 1888 registered cover to Germany paying 50c postage and 25c registry fee, stamps tied by light strikes of "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/11 Mai 88" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at right, "R" boxed registry handstamp, Calais-Paris transit, backstamped Gestemunde and nice wax seals on the reverse, very fine; an unusual and scarce Dubois franking on rare double rate cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
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224 c Yvert #2 Yvert 2, 1884 G.P.E.25 Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange horizontal pair showing a portion of the sheet margin at right and large margins on the other three
sides, tied to rare 1884 registered cover to Germany by GuadeloupeYvert #2, 1884 "G.P.E./25" Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange horizontal pair showing a portion of the sheet margin at right and large margins on the other three sides, tied to rare 1884 registered cover to Germany by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/11 Juil. 84" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at bottom left, evidently carried by British packet as it has a Calais-Paris transit, backstamped Heidelberg, very fine and choice; a rare cover using this first issue as intended for a foreign posting and much scarcer also paying the 25c registry fee; 2005 Alexander Roumet certificate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $625.00
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225 c Yvert #2 Yvert 2, 1884 G.P.E.25 Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange horizontal pair, a similar cover to the previous with well margined pair tied to rare 1884 registered
cover to Germany GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre26 Juin. 84 double-cYvert #2, 1884 "G.P.E./25" Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange horizontal pair, a similar cover to the previous with well margined pair tied to rare 1884 registered cover to Germany "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/26 Juin. 84" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at bottom left, this carried by French packet with Line "B" packet transit on the front as well as Paris Chargements red entry c.d.s., backstamped Leipzig, an attractive and very fine cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
226 c Yvert #9 Yvert 9, 1889 Guadeloupe25centimes Provisional surcharge on 30c Brown, horizontal pair, very attractive franking on 1889 registered cover to France paying the 25c U.P.U. foreign
mail rate and 25c Registry fee, pair tied by black GuadeloupeYvert #9, 1889 "Guadeloupe/25/centimes" Provisional surcharge on 30c Brown, horizontal pair, very attractive franking on 1889 registered cover to France paying the 25c U.P.U. foreign mail rate and 25c Registry fee, pair tied by black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/21 Mai 89" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below and matching "R" boxed registry handstamp, also possessing a very rare "Ligne E/Paq. Fr. No. 1/23 Mai 89" octagonal French packet handstamp, backstamped Lyon, very fine and choice; French packet Line "E" was an annex line that provided service between Fort-de-France and St. Thomas between March 1888 and September 1890, examples of this marking are very rare and highly valued by the collectors of maritime markings; a rare and very proper franking with this scarce provisional pair; signed G. Lamy. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $300.00
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227 c Yvert #6, 7, 9 Yvert 6, 7, 9, 1889 5c, 10c and 25c Provisional surcharges on the Dubois issue, single and strip of the 5c on 1c Black on blue, pair and single of 10c on 40c Orange red and two
singles of 25c on 30c Brown, an impressive franking paying the triplYvert #6, 7, 9, 1889 5c, 10c and 25c Provisional surcharges on the Dubois issue, single and strip of the 5c on 1c Black on blue, pair and single of 10c on 40c Orange red and two singles of 25c on 30c Brown, an impressive franking paying the triple postage rate of 75c plus 25c registry fee, all tied to 1889 registered cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia by numerous strikes of black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/13 Aout 89" double-circle c.d.s., matching "R" boxed registry handstamp, Basse Terre, New York and St. Johns transits, backstamped, edge wear with small tears to cover and two stamps with corner flaws, fine and rare franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $375.00
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228 c Yvert #6-8  Yvert 6-8, 1889 5c, 10c, and 15c Guadeloupe provisional surcharges on the 1c, 20c and 40c Dubois issue, in an impressive mixed franking with French Colonies Yvert 49, 51, 1881
5c Green and 15c Blue of the Dubois General Colonies issues, al Yvert #6-8, 1889 5c, 10c, and 15c Guadeloupe provisional surcharges on the 1c, 20c and 40c Dubois issue, in an impressive mixed franking with French Colonies Yvert #49, 51, 1881 5c Green and 15c Blue of the Dubois General Colonies issues, all tied to attractive 1890 registered cover to Hungary by black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/9 Aout 90" double-circle c.d.s., matching "R" boxed registry handstamp, backstamped Budapest and forwarded to Kalla-Semjen where also backstamped, choice very fine; a handsome cover exhibiting a five color franking to a very unusual destination. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
229 c Yvert #5, 9 Yvert 5, 9, 1889 Guadeloupe25centimes Provisional surcharge on 20c Brick red on green and 30c Brown, the two provisional surcharges of this value tied to 1890 registered cover
to Prague in the Austrian Empire by black GuadeloupePointe-Yvert #5, 9, 1889 "Guadeloupe/25/centimes" Provisional surcharge on 20c Brick red on green and 30c Brown, the two provisional surcharges of this value tied to 1890 registered cover to Prague in the Austrian Empire by black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/2 Oct. 90" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at right , "R" boxed registry handstamp, carried by French packet with Line "D" packet transit on the front and Paris transit on the reverse, backstamped, very fine; a nice cover to an unusual destination paying the 25c U.P.U. foreign mail rate and 25c Registry fee. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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230 c Yvert #11, 22, 22c Yvert 11, 22, 22c, 1889 5cGPE Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive horizontal pair and single along with a horizontal pair of 1891 30c Brown with provisional Guadeloupe overprint,
the left stamp with spelling error Guadelonpe, all are qYvert #11, 22, 22c, 1889 "5c/GPE" Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive horizontal pair and single along with a horizontal pair of 1891 30c Brown with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, the left stamp with spelling error "Guadelonpe", all are quite well centered and attractive, tied to 1893 registered cover to France by "Guadeloupe/Point a Pitre/27 Dec 93" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below, matching "R" boxed registry handstamp, backstamped Vaudreuil, very fine; a scarce franking paying double rate postage of 50c and 25c registry fee. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $350.00
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231 c Yvert #25 Yvert 25, 1891 75c Rose with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, a single franking of this scarce value tied to large 1892 registered cover to Paris by Basse TerreGuadeloupe10
Mars 92 double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, matcYvert #25, 1891 75c Rose with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, a single franking of this scarce value tied to large 1892 registered cover to Paris by "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/10 Mars 92" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, matching "R" boxed registry handstamp, plus red "Chargements" Paris foreign mail c.d.s. on the front, vertical fold causing small tears to cover at top and bottom, a fine and rare franking being a proper use of this value to pay a registered double rate cover to France. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
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232 c Yvert #17d,21, 23, 24 Yvert 17d, 21, 23, 24, 1891 5c Green, 25c Back on rose, 35c Violet black on yellow and 40c Orange red with provisional Guadeloupe overprints, singles of each with two examples
of the scarce 35c plus the 5c value shows the spelling error GuadeYvert #17d, 21, 23, 24, 1891 5c Green, 25c Back on rose, 35c Violet black on yellow and 40c Orange red with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprints, singles of each with two examples of the scarce 35c plus the 5c value shows the spelling error "Guadelouep", a nice 1892 registered cover to France with value declared in French francs, the stamps are tied by "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/11 Mars 92" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below, carried by French packet with transit on the reverse, black "Charge" handstamp and red "Chargements" entry c.d.s., backstamped Paris, very fine; a very scarce franking paying triple rate postage of 75c, 25c registry fee and 40c insurance. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
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233 c Yvert #26 Yvert 26, 1891 1Fr Olive with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, right sheet margin horizontal pair, attractive and fresh, an exceptionally rare high value franking on 1895
imprinted cover of the Office of the Governor of Guadeloupe, tied by liYvert #26, 1891 1Fr Olive with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, right sheet margin horizontal pair, attractive and fresh, an exceptionally rare high value franking on 1895 imprinted cover of the Office of the Governor of Guadeloupe, tied by light strike of rare "Saint Claude/Guadeloupe/19 Sept. 95" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at right, "R" boxed registry handstamp, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, backstamped Autun, cover opened irregularly causing a tear at top right but intact, otherwise very fine; this unusually high value franking pays seven times the U.P.U. foreign mail rate plus 25c registry fee; a rare value on cover from a small village. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $375.00
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234 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #19, 5 French Colonies Yvert 19, 52, 1877-81, 15c Bister and 25c Bister yellow, an impressive and exceptionally rare mixed issue franking of the 15c large numeral Ceres with four
margins and the later 25c Dubois issue, both tied to lovely military coveFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 52, 1877-81, 15c Bister and 25c Bister yellow, an impressive and exceptionally rare mixed issue franking of the 15c large numeral Ceres with four margins and the later 25c Dubois issue, both tied to lovely military cover by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/6 Dec 83" double-circle c.d.s., at left is a lovely strike of the rare "Corr. D. Armees/Basse Terre/6 Dec. 83" octagonal military c.d.s. with inverted month plug, black French packet Line "A" and red Paris transits on the front, backstamped Caen, military manuscript endorsement on the reverse, a very attractive cover with all markings well struck and clear; extremely fine; a most unusual and rare franking, not only in its combination of issues, but in paying the 25c registry fee along with the 15c military concessionary rate; a great rarity being the only registered military cover with French General Colonies issues recorded to date from Guadeloupe; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
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235 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #51 French Colonies Yvert 51, 1881 15c Blue, lovely well centered left sheet-margin pair, fresh and well centered, a wonderfully rare franking tied to entire 1890 newspaper, Journal
Official de la Guadeloupe, paying the 5c printed matter rate to FFrench Colonies Yvert #51, 1881 15c Blue, lovely well centered left sheet-margin pair, fresh and well centered, a wonderfully rare franking tied to entire 1890 newspaper, "Journal Official de la Guadeloupe", paying the 5c printed matter rate to France plus the 25c registry fee, something that was almost never done with newspapers, pair is tied by black "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/28 Aout. 91" double-circle c.d.s. to small piece of newspaper band that still remains, most having been taken off when the paper was opened to read, the newspaper is a complete August 21,1891 issue, backstamped Paris, very fine; posted complete newspapers are extremely scarce but truly rare when registered. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
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SMALL VILLAGE POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
236 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #53 French Colonies Yvert 53, 1881 25c Bister yellow, well centered single with slightly rounded corner perf., from the tiny village of Baie-Mahault, single franking paying the 25c
U.P.U. foreign mail rate, tied to small 1884 cover by GuadeloupFrench Colonies Yvert #53, 1881 25c Bister yellow, well centered single with slightly rounded corner perf., from the tiny village of Baie-Mahault, single franking paying the 25c U.P.U. foreign mail rate, tied to small 1884 cover by "Guadeloupe/Baie-Mahault/30 Dec. 84" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, similar Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse and red Line "D" French packet transit on the front, posted to Rochefort, very fine; a very rare town marking of which there are very few covers known from this tiny burg. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
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237 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and pair, an absolutely beautiful French packet cover to France from the small village of Capesterre,
mostly clear to large margins on both multiples, tied to small coFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and pair, an absolutely beautiful French packet cover to France from the small village of Capesterre, mostly clear to large margins on both multiples, tied to small cover by neat strikes of a delicate 7x7 point black lozenge cancel, equally well struck black "Capesterre/(Guadeloupe)/24 Fev 1865" large rimless c.d.s., similar rimless transit of Basse Terre across letter join on the reverse, on the front both the red boxed "PD" and St. Nazaire entry transit tie the stamps as well, various French transits and backstamped Montambau, extremely fine in all regards; a marvelously rare cover not only for its unusually choice quality with attractive franking and exceptionally well applied markings, but also being a very early and rare posting from this tiny town; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
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238 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #34 French Colonies Yvert 34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff, Ty. II, single franking with four clear to large margins on small 1879 domestic mourning cover from the small town of
Capesterre, stamp tied by black GuadeloupeCapesterre30 Mai 79 dFrench Colonies Yvert #34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff, Ty. II, single franking with four clear to large margins on small 1879 domestic mourning cover from the small town of Capesterre, stamp tied by black "Guadeloupe/Capesterre/30 Mai 79" double-circle c.d.s. with additional clear strike at left, backstamped Pointe-a-Pitre, small piece missing from backflap causing a trivial tear at top, very fine; a rare cover from this little village with proper Sage single franking; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
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239 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #41 French Colonies Yvert 41, 1879 15c Blue, Ty. II,  single with well clear to large margins on another small 1885 cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from Capesterre located on the east coast
of the island of Basse Terre, stamp tied by black GuadeloupeCFrench Colonies Yvert #41, 1879 15c Blue, Ty. II, single with well clear to large margins on another small 1885 cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from Capesterre located on the east coast of the island of Basse Terre, stamp tied by black "Guadeloupe/Capesterre(G.P)/7 Juin 85" double-circle c.d.s. with similar strike at left, backflap missing and repaired corner to cover, not affecting the stamp or markings, fine; the "G.P" designation in the cancel was inserted to differentiate this village from the town of the same name on the island of Marie Galante; very rare with very few examples known to exist. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
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240 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 4 French Colonies Yvert 3, 4, 1859-65 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and 20c Blue, attractive franking with large margins to just in at points, unobtrusive scissors
cut in strip, tied to 1871 French packet cover to France paying the 5French Colonies Yvert #3, 4, 1859-65 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and 20c Blue, attractive franking with large margins to just in at points, unobtrusive scissors cut in strip, tied to 1871 French packet cover to France paying the 50c packet rate from the tiny island of La Desirade, one of the dependency islands of Guadeloupe about ten kilometers east of Grande Terre, stamps tied by delicate 7x7 point black lozenge cancels, beautifully struck black "Guadeloupe/Desirade/31 Oct. 71" double-circle c.d.s. with inverted date, similar November 3rd Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse, on the front are both a black "P.P" and "PD" boxed handstamps plus an attractive blue St. Nazaire entry transit, very fine; for over 200 years until 1958 this island was a leper colony that had very little mail at any period; an extremely rare cover from this tiny location during the early period of the General French Colonies with this being the only recorded Eagle issue cover from Desirade and one of the great rarities of both Guadeloupe and the postal history of the General French Colonies issues. (imagea) (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $11,000.00
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