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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

SMALL VILLAGE POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
241 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #18, 2 French Colonies Yvert 18, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, singles of each, 5c cut in at top, 15c with four nice balanced margins, tied to small 1873 cover from the
small village of Gourbeyre paying the 20c domestic rate to Pointe-aFrench Colonies Yvert #18, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, singles of each, 5c cut in at top, 15c with four nice balanced margins, tied to small 1873 cover from the small village of Gourbeyre paying the 20c domestic rate to Pointe-a-Pitre, stamps tied by black lozenge cancel with "Guadeloupe/Gourbeyre/24 Aout 73" double-circle c.d.s. at right, backstamped blue Pointe-a-Pitre c.d.s. the next day, backflap missing, otherwise very fine and nice usage from this seldom seen town; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
242 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #49, 5 French Colonies Yvert 49, 52, 1881 5c Green and 20c Brick red on green, fresh and attractive franking tied to petite cover to Paris from the tiny town of Gourbeyre paying the
25c U.P.U. rate, stamps tied by GuadeloupeGourbeyre10 Mars 83French Colonies Yvert #49, 52, 1881 5c Green and 20c Brick red on green, fresh and attractive franking tied to petite cover to Paris from the tiny town of Gourbeyre paying the 25c U.P.U. rate, stamps tied by "Guadeloupe/Gourbeyre/10 Mars 83" small double-circle c.d.s. with inverted date, similar Basse Terre transit of the same date on the reverse, very fine; a pretty and scarce posting from this small village just east of the city of Basse Terre. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
243 c Yvert #15 Yvert 15, 1891 2c Lilac brown with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, horizontal strips of seven and four plus two singles overpaying the 25c U.P.U. rate by 1c, tied to small
1893 cover to the United States from Goyave, the strip of seven iYvert #15, 1891 2c Lilac brown with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, horizontal strips of seven and four plus two singles overpaying the 25c U.P.U. rate by 1c, tied to small 1893 cover to the United States from Goyave, the strip of seven is wrapped around from the front to the back and small edge flaws to stamps where affixed closed to edge, all tied by "Guadeloupe/Goyave/27 Dec. 93" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below, Basse Terre and New York transits, backstamped Madison, New Jersey, cover opened out on three sides with small edge tear at bottom, a fine and scarce cover from this small town on the east coast of Basse Terre. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
244 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical strip of three and 40c Vermilion, handsome Eagle franking with mostly clear to large margins on both values, just
touching at one point on the strip, stamps tied to 1864 folded cover toFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical strip of three and 40c Vermilion, handsome Eagle franking with mostly clear to large margins on both values, just touching at one point on the strip, stamps tied to 1864 folded cover to France paying the 70c British packet rate from the smaller island of Marie Galante by 7x7 point black lozenge cancels, black "Grand-Bourg (Mie Gte)/(Guadeloupe)/8 Nov 1864" rimless c.d.s., similar Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse the next day, red "PD" boxed handstamp and matching red entry transit for British packet service, Paris transit, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine; Marie Galante is located southeast of the two major islands and Grand Bourg is the principle town on Marie Galante but at this early period it was just a very small town with little mail coming from this lesser island; a rare and attractive cover of the Eagle period. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
245 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13 French Colonies Yvert 13, 1871 40c Orange, mostly large margins, just into the frame at top left, tied to 1871 cover to France by black lozenge cancel, very clear and well
struck black GuadeloupeGd. Bourg M. G.4 Aout 71 double-circle c.d.s.French Colonies Yvert #13, 1871 40c Orange, mostly large margins, just into the frame at top left, tied to 1871 cover to France by black lozenge cancel, very clear and well struck black "Guadeloupe/Gd. Bourg M. G./4 Aout 71" double-circle c.d.s. at right, Pointe-a-Pitre French Packet sorting c.d.s. transit on the reverse, backflap missing but still with a portion of the Fours backstamp, edge wear to the corners of the cover and small edge tear at left, a fine and rare cover from this small village on the smaller Island of Marie Galante showing the 40c French packet rate; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
246 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13, 1 French Colonies Yvert 13, 17, 1871-2 5c Green on blue horizontal pair and 40c Orange, the pair has large margins all around, 40c cutting at bottom, tied to 1876 French packet
cover to France paying the 50c rate, posted from the small village of<French Colonies Yvert #13, 17, 1871-2 5c Green on blue horizontal pair and 40c Orange, the pair has large margins all around, 40c cutting at bottom, tied to 1876 French packet cover to France paying the 50c rate, posted from the small village of Grand Bourg and tied by two clear strikes of rare black "Guadeloupe/Marie-Galante/23 Fevr. 76" double-circle c.d.s. identifying the Island of Marie Galante only of which Grand Bourg was the major town, Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse and blue St. Nazaire entry transit on the front, backstamped Fours, edge wear to the cover causing small edge tears at bottom and small corner creases slightly affecting the 40c, fine and rare cover from this smaller Island of Marie Galante. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
247 c 1883 Grand Bourg unpaid postage due folded letter to France, posted from the smaller Island of Marie Galante with a very rare use of the larger size GuadeloupeGrand Bourg (Mie.
Gte.)9 Fevr. 83 double-circle c.d.s. on entire folded letter, a c1883 Grand Bourg unpaid postage due folded letter to France, posted from the smaller Island of Marie Galante with a very rare use of the larger size "Guadeloupe/Grand Bourg (Mie. Gte.)/9 Fevr. 83" double-circle c.d.s. on entire folded letter, a confirming Pointe-a-Pitre transit of the same date on the reverse, 10c Black and 40c Black French postage dues (Yvert #15, 19) tied on arrival in Paris by triangular due handstamp paying double the 25c U.P.U. rate, soiling to the back of the cover, very fine; Dubus records that this rare postmark was used from January 1888 to 1892, this cover establishes that it was used far earlier than that. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
248 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, attractive franking with margins to just in at top, tied to fresh 1871 domestic cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from
Lamentin by black lozenge cancel, at left is a black GuadeloupeLaFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, attractive franking with margins to just in at top, tied to fresh 1871 domestic cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from Lamentin by black lozenge cancel, at left is a black "Guadeloupe/Lamentin/20 Janv. 71" double-circle c.d.s. with year date inserted in manuscript, black "P.P" boxed handstamp, backstamped the same day, very fine and handsome cover; Lamentin is a small village on the northeast coast of Basse Terre near the straits between the two Islands, a rare Eagle posting from this early period. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
249 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4 French Colonies Yvert 4, 1865 20c Blue, attractive single with four full margins, tied to 1866 cover from the small village of Morne-a-LEau to Basse Terre by bold 7x7 black
lozenge cancel and also tied by a nice strike of the rare GuadelouFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 1865 20c Blue, attractive single with four full margins, tied to 1866 cover from the small village of Morne-a-L'Eau to Basse Terre by bold 7x7 black lozenge cancel and also tied by a nice strike of the rare "Guadeloupe/Morne-a-L'Eau/2 Oct. 66" double-circle c.d.s., red boxed "P.P" handstamp, backstamped, vertical fold to cover, and tiny edge flaws, very fine and rare early posting from this tiny town on the west coast of Grande Terre. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
250 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #54 French Colonies Yvert 54, 1886 25c Black on rose horizontal strip of three, tied to handsome 1888 registered cover to Switzerland from the small village of Morne-a-lEau on
Grande Terre, strip tied by Morne a lEauGuadeloupe28 Fevr 88French Colonies Yvert #54, 1886 25c Black on rose horizontal strip of three, tied to handsome 1888 registered cover to Switzerland from the small village of Morne-a-l'Eau on Grande Terre, strip tied by "Morne a l'Eau/Guadeloupe/28 Fevr 88" c.d.s., black "R" boxed registry handstamp and blue Line "D" French packet octagonal handstamp on the front, backstamped Geneva, light folds to cover slightly affecting the right stamp in the strip and cover slightly reduced at left, very fine; a nice registered cover with clear struck markings paying double the 25c U.P.U. rate and 25c registry fee to an unusual destination. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
251 c 1846 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, exceptionally well struck black MouleGuadeloupe9 Janvier 1846 double-circle c.d.s. and similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on
entire folded letter, via British packet with London transit on1846 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, exceptionally well struck black "Moule/Guadeloupe/9 Janvier 1846" double-circle c.d.s. and similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on entire folded letter, via British packet with London transit on the reverse, red Boulogne entry transit and boxed Article 13 handstamp, manuscript "30" handstamp for double rate 30 decimes due, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine; a nice cover being slightly prior to the period when French stamps were used for prepayment but under the same rate structure. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
252 c 1852 Moule prepaid stampless cover, petite domestic folded cover with unusually well struck large Moule(Guadeloupe)8 Janv. 1852 double-circle c.d.s., matching P.P boxed
handstamp at right indicating the 15c local rate had been paid in cash,1852 Moule prepaid stampless cover, petite domestic folded cover with unusually well struck large "Moule/(Guadeloupe)/8 Janv. 1852" double-circle c.d.s., matching "P.P" boxed handstamp at right indicating the 15c local rate had been paid in cash, small insect holes, otherwise very fine; prepayment of domestic letters at this period had to be done in cash as the French stamps in current use were only available for franking to France; this marking is very rare and probably more so on a domestic cover; rated by Jamet at scarcity 5 with only a few examples known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
253 c 1859 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, fresh entire folded letter with black MouleGuadeloupe25 Aout 1859 double-circle c.d.s., rimless Basse Terre transit on the
reverse, bold 6 rate handstamp for 6 decimes due, via British pa1859 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, fresh entire folded letter with black "Moule/Guadeloupe/25 Aout 1859" double-circle c.d.s., rimless Basse Terre transit on the reverse, bold "6" rate handstamp for 6 decimes due, via British packet with well struck black Calais entry transit on the front, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine and choice. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
254 c 1860 Moule paid stampless cover to France, small entire folded cover with attractive strike MouleGuadeloupe25 Avril 1860 double-circle c.d.s., carried by British packet to Le
Havre with red Le Havre packet entry transit, matching boxed PD h1860 Moule paid stampless cover to France, small entire folded cover with attractive strike "Moule/Guadeloupe/25 Avril 1860" double-circle c.d.s., carried by British packet to Le Havre with red Le Havre packet entry transit, matching boxed "PD" handstamp in blue and similar red boxed "PD", exceptionally fresh and extremely fine; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
255 c 1861 Moule paid stampless entire letter to France, exceptionally fresh and attractive entire folded letter with perfectly struck MouleGuadeloupe24 Mars 1861 large rimless
c.d.s., boxed PD handstamp, carried by British packet with black Cala1861 Moule paid stampless entire letter to France, exceptionally fresh and attractive entire folded letter with perfectly struck "Moule/Guadeloupe/24 Mars 1861" large rimless c.d.s., boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet with black Calais entry transit on the front, Paris-Bordeaux transit on the reverse and backstamped St. Jean d'Angely, extremely fine and lovely paid cover to France. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
256 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 4, French Colonies Yvert 3, 4, 5, 1859-65 10c Yellow bister, 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, each a fresh single, mostly large margins, 40c touching at a couple points, tied to 1866
cover to France by black lozenge cancels, GuadeloupeMoule25 Dec. 18French Colonies Yvert #3, 4, 5, 1859-65 10c Yellow bister, 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, each a fresh single, mostly large margins, 40c touching at a couple points, tied to 1866 cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Guadeloupe/Moule/25 Dec. 1866" double-circle c.d.s. being posted on Christmas day, carried by British packet requiring 70c postage at this period, red boxed "PD" handstamp, several transits on the reverse and backstamped Bordeaux, tiny piece cut from address, otherwise very fine and attractive three-color franking; signed R. Calves, C. Jamet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
257 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, attractive singles, 40c barely cutting in at top otherwise large margins, tied to small 1867 cover to
France by black 7x7 point lozenge cancels, black GuadeloupeMoule19 FevFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, attractive singles, 40c barely cutting in at top otherwise large margins, tied to small 1867 cover to France by black 7x7 point lozenge cancels, black "Guadeloupe/Moule/19 Fevr 1867" double-circle c.d.s., Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse, carried by French packet at the preferred 40c rate, however a "Cor. D. Armees/Lig. B paq." c.d.s. transit was incorrectly applied as the lack of endorsement and rate clearly show, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine and attractive cover from the smaller town of Moule; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
258 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and 40c Vermilion horizontal strip of five, pair and single, a striking franking at the fifth weight
level between 40-50 grams as indicated by the ms. 5 at left and pFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal strip of three and 40c Vermilion horizontal strip of five, pair and single, a striking franking at the fifth weight level between 40-50 grams as indicated by the ms. "5" at left and paying a whopping 3Fr50c on this 1867 British packet cover to France, stamps tied by black 7x7 point lozenge cancels from the smaller town of Moule with "Guadeloupe/Moule/25 Mai 67" double-circle c.d.s., Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse, red boxed "PD" and British packet transit, backstamped Paris, edge damage to cover largely not affecting the stamps and addressee's name is crossed out, otherwise fine and extremely rare; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
259 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #11 French Colonies Yvert 11, 1871 10c Bister horizontal pair, very attractive with three large margins, barely into the frame at bottom, tied to 1872 cover to France by black
lozenge cancels, GuadeloupeMoule28 Mai 72 double-circle c.d.s., posteFrench Colonies Yvert #11, 1871 10c Bister horizontal pair, very attractive with three large margins, barely into the frame at bottom, tied to 1872 cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Guadeloupe/Moule/28 Mai 72" double-circle c.d.s., posted to Pointe-a-Pitre with large "P.P." boxed handstamp and paying the domestic 20c rate, faint horizontal crease affects the pair but not detracting from this otherwise very fine cover; the 10c Ceres is an exceptionally difficult value of the General French Colonies issues to find on cover and especially rare in a pair paying this domestic rate being one of very few recorded; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
260 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #17, 2 French Colonies Yvert 17, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, three singles of the latter, mostly with large margins, a couple just touched on one side, paying the 50c
French packet rate to France, all tied to 1875 folded cover by black loFrench Colonies Yvert #17, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, three singles of the latter, mostly with large margins, a couple just touched on one side, paying the 50c French packet rate to France, all tied to 1875 folded cover by black lozenge cancels, "Guadeloupe/Moule/7 Avril 75" double-circle c.d.s. below, Pointe-a-Pitre French packet sorting transit c.d.s. on the reverse, black boxed "PD" handstamp and red St. Nazaire entry transit on the front, backstamped Nantes, very fine; an attractive Ceres franking on this cover from Moule to France. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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