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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

GUADELOUPE POSTAGE DUE STAMPS ON COVER continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
321 c Yvert TT#4 Yvert TT4, 1879 15c Black on pale blue typeset postage due, lovely four-margined single, tied to small attractive 1880 local cover of Pointe-a-Pitre, black
GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre5 Aout 80 double-circle c.d.s. at right and stamp tied by theYvert TT#4, 1879 15c Black on pale blue typeset postage due, lovely four-margined single, tied to small attractive 1880 local cover of Pointe-a-Pitre, black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/5 Aout 80" double-circle c.d.s. at right and stamp tied by the same postmark the next day, well struck "15" handstamp due marking, backflap of cover is missing, otherwise very fine and choice; this value was issued primarily for postage due covers posted within the same city which in itself is seldom encountered, this especially choice properly used example is one of only two covers recorded. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
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322 c Yvert TT#5 Yvert TT5, 1879 30c Black typeset postage due, top sheet-margin single with other margins clear to extra-large on the right that may be a portion of the sheet margin as well,
tied to an exceptionally rare 1881 folded cover posted to Pointe-a-PitYvert TT#5, 1879 30c Black typeset postage due, top sheet-margin single with other margins clear to extra-large on the right that may be a portion of the sheet margin as well, tied to an exceptionally rare 1881 folded cover posted to Pointe-a-Pitre on the mobile postal wagon with "BM" in oval handstamp, stamp tied by black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/5 Oct. 81" double-circle c.d.s. on arrival with similar strike at top and backstamp on the reverse, "30" double-line due handstamp, stamp has a slight trace of gum aging of no significance, very fine and very attractive; since this originated outside of Pointe-a-Pitre it was considered an inter-village posting at the 15c prepaid rate and was charged 30c postage due; exceptionally rare being posted on a travelling post office and bearing this rare typeset postage due. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
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323 c Yvert TT#5 Yvert TT5, 1879 30c Black typeset postage due, right sheet-margin single with well clear to large margins on the other three sides, tied to 1884 entire folded letter from the
small village of Saint Francois with GuadeloupeSaint Francois18Yvert TT#5, 1879 30c Black typeset postage due, right sheet-margin single with well clear to large margins on the other three sides, tied to 1884 entire folded letter from the small village of Saint Francois with "Guadeloupe/Saint Francois/18 Fevr. 84" double-circle c.d.s. at right, stamp tied by similar black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/19 Fevr. 84" double-circle c.d.s. on arrival with similar backstamp, cover marked for speedy delivery with postal instruction on the backflap, splitting along cover folds, otherwise attractive and very fine; this value pays double the 15c prepaid postage which was the normal practice for domestic letters sent unfranked between towns; a rare and nice usage from this tiny town on the east end of Grande Terre; signed C. Jamet, R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
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324 c 1879 Pointe Noire unpaid potage due cover, attractive folded cover form the small village of Pointe Noire on the upper west coast of Basse Terre, sent unfranked to
Pointe-a-Pitre with rare GuadeloupePointe Noire13 Juil. 79 double-circle c1879 Pointe Noire unpaid potage due cover, attractive folded cover form the small village of Pointe Noire on the upper west coast of Basse Terre, sent unfranked to Pointe-a-Pitre with rare "Guadeloupe/Pointe Noire/13 Juil. 79" double-circle c.d.s., "T" in triangle and double-line "30" postage due handstamps representing double the prepaid rate of 15c for a domestic cover, Basse Terre transit and backstamped, very fine and a rare usage from this small location. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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325 c 1883 Petit Bourg unpaid postage due cover, attractive green statement of accounts due posted to Pointe-a-Pitre unfranked from the small village of Petit Bourg, light strike of
GuadeloupePetit Bourg7 Sept. 83 double-circle c.d.s. plus nice1883 Petit Bourg unpaid postage due cover, attractive green statement of accounts due posted to Pointe-a-Pitre unfranked from the small village of Petit Bourg, light strike of "Guadeloupe/Petit Bourg/7 Sept. 83" double-circle c.d.s. plus nice strike of the double-line "30" due rate marking being double the 15c prepaid 15c rate, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
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326 p Yvert TT# 6 Yvert TT6, 1884 5c Black postage due, margins to just touching at bottom right, tied to cover front to Grand Bourg on the island of Marie Galante by bold 7x7 point black lozenge
cancel of that town, originally franked with a French Colonies 2c LYvert TT#6, 1884 5c Black postage due, margins to just touching at bottom right, tied to cover front to Grand Bourg on the island of Marie Galante by bold 7x7 point black lozenge cancel of that town, originally franked with a French Colonies 2c Lilac brown on buff (Yvert #47) tied by an indistinct town c.d.s. apparently for a printed matter rate, black "Affranchissement/Insuffisant" and "T" in triangle postage due handstamps applied, vertical fold and edge tear not affecting the stamps of markings, fine and extremely rare; quite likely the only example known of this postage due on cover or large piece, at least as a single usage as very few deficiencies would require only 5c due; signed R. Calves and accompanied by his 1999 certificate where he calls this a great rarity. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,100.00
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1876-1886 FORMULA POSTAL CARDS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
327 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #18 French Colonies Yvert 18, 1876 10c Brown on rose French Colonies formula postal card, the first card of 1876 with rate cited for foreign usage at 20c but this card used
domestically at the 10c rate, the stamp has balanced even margins all aroundFrench Colonies Yvert #18, 1876 10c Brown on rose French Colonies formula postal card, the first card of 1876 with rate cited for foreign usage at 20c but this card used domestically at the 10c rate, the stamp has balanced even margins all around, tied by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/27 Fevr. 77" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, similar Pointe-a-Pitre backstamp the next day, very fine and rare domestic usage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $375.00
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328 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #40 French Colonies Yvert 40, 1879 10c Black on lilac on Guadeloupe formula card, extra-large margins to just touching, tied to card to England by beautiful strike of
GuadeloupeBasse Terre23 Nov. 81 double-circle c.d.s., backstamped Bath, very fFrench Colonies Yvert #40, 1879 10c Black on lilac on Guadeloupe formula card, extra-large margins to just touching, tied to card to England by beautiful strike of "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/23 Nov. 81" double-circle c.d.s., backstamped Bath, very fine; this card was issued in 1880 and quotes the rate at 15c for foreign countries which was changed by pen to 10c, it is presumed that a rate change took place just after this card was issued though a new formula card reflecting this change was not issued until 1883, scarce usage; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $500.00
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329 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #40 French Colonies Yvert 40, 1879 10c Black on lilac on Guadeloupe formula card, four balanced margins, tied to card to France by GuadeloupeBasse Terre8 Aout. 82, double-circle
c.d.s., Paris entry and receiving c.d.s., very fine.French Colonies Yvert #40, 1879 10c Black on lilac on Guadeloupe formula card, four balanced margins, tied to card to France by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/8 Aout. 82", double-circle c.d.s., Paris entry and receiving c.d.s., very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $325.00
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330 c Yvert #1 Yvert 1, 1884 G.P.E.20 provisional surcharge on 20c Brown on Guadeloupe formula card, the scarce first imperforate provisional surcharge with large balanced margins, neatly tied
to this early formula card by GuadeloupeBasse Terre22 Juil 84Yvert #1, 1884 "G.P.E./20" provisional surcharge on 20c Brown on Guadeloupe formula card, the scarce first imperforate provisional surcharge with large balanced margins, neatly tied to this early formula card by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/22 Juil 84" double-circle c.d.s., posted to Limoges, France, exceptionally fresh and attractive, choice very fine; an especially rare usage as this is a late usage of the the second formula card of Guadeloupe produced in 1876-78 with the then current foreign rate was 20c for a postal card, the sender believed the rate quotation on the card even though in 1884 the postal card rate was only 10c thus overpaying by double and using this rare first issue surcharge to do it; a marvelous usage of the first issue. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
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331 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #49 French Colonies Yvert 49, 1881 5c Green horizontal pair on Guadeloupe formula card, the last issued formula card being an exceptionally rare 1886 usage from the village of Moule
to France, picked up by the mobile postal wagon on the way to MFrench Colonies Yvert #49, 1881 5c Green horizontal pair on Guadeloupe formula card, the last issued formula card being an exceptionally rare 1886 usage from the village of Moule to France, picked up by the mobile postal wagon on the way to Moule with "BM" in oval handstamp, stamps tied by "Guadeloupe/Moule/9 Juil. 86" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, Pointe-a-Pitre transit on the reverse, very fine and very rare travelling post office usage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $950.00
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UNUSUAL USAGES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
332 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #50 French Colonies Yvert 50, 1881 10c Black on lilac on registered article disposition form, this constitutes the portion of the form returned by the Basse Terre post office with
the requested information, stamp is tied by obsolete and rare GPE iFrench Colonies Yvert #50, 1881 10c Black on lilac on registered article disposition form, this constitutes the portion of the form returned by the Basse Terre post office with the requested information, stamp is tied by obsolete and rare "GPE" in lozenge of dots cancel with "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/18 Aout 87" c.d.s. on the reverse, on the inside is information about a registered sending identifying the ship on which it was carried, various registered numbers assigned in transit and oval July registry postmarks of both New York and Boston, its final destination, very fine and interesting; a rare example of the registry paperwork that could be required but seldom was, and even then, usually not preserved; ex-Levett, (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
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333 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #49 French Colonies Yvert 49, 1881 5c Green, two singles on registered article disposition form, the entire 1884 form consisting of a folded double page form with four sides, stamps
are tied by GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre26 Avril 84 c.d.s. with addFrench Colonies Yvert #49, 1881 5c Green, two singles on registered article disposition form, the entire 1884 form consisting of a folded double page form with four sides, stamps are tied by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/26 Avril 84" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, this form was used for a registered sending to France, all four sides are filled out with Paris c.d.s. of May 13th, and with an additional Pointe-a-Pitre c.d.s. of June 4, 1884 on return, very fine; a very rare complete and properly used example of form that was seldom preserved. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
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334 c 1863 Basse Terre government franchise folded cover, attractive Basse-TerreGuadeloupe28 Janv 1863 rimless c.d.s. on front of folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from the Governors
office, large official cachet on the reverse Guadeloupe et Dependa1863 Basse Terre government franchise folded cover, attractive "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/28 Janv 1863" rimless c.d.s. on front of folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre from the Governor's office, large official cachet on the reverse "Guadeloupe et Dependances./Gouverneur" validating the free postal service provided this government office, very fine and quite rare. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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335 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 4 French Colonies Yvert 3, 4, 1859-65 10c Yellow Bister and 20c Blue, attractive single with mostly large margins, 10c touching at top, tied to 1866 entire folded letter to
Martinique by GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre14 Aout. 66 double-circle c.d.s.French Colonies Yvert #3, 4, 1859-65 10c Yellow Bister and 20c Blue, attractive single with mostly large margins, 10c touching at top, tied to 1866 entire folded letter to Martinique by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/14 Aout. 66" double-circle c.d.s., blue boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by private ship and endorsed "par Goelette 'Rapide'" in manuscript, Gross Morne transit and backstamped Saint Pierre, very fine; though a relatively close French island in the Caribbean, Martinique was hard to get to by normal mail routes, in order to facilitate commerce a special rate of 30c was instituted if carried by private ship; a very rare and unusual rate and possibly the only recorded cover taking advantage of this favorable promotion. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,150.00
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336 c 1874 Pointe-a-Pitre hand carried unpaid cover to Martinique, entire folded letter to Francois, Martinique from the firm of Hayot and Co. in Pointe-a-Pitre, not put into the
mails in Guadeloupe but privately carried and posted on arrival with Mar1874 Pointe-a-Pitre hand carried unpaid cover to Martinique, entire folded letter to Francois, Martinique from the firm of Hayot and Co. in Pointe-a-Pitre, not put into the mails in Guadeloupe but privately carried and posted on arrival with "Martinique/St. Pierre/4 Avril 74" double-circle c.d.s., similar Fort-de-France transit on the reverse, manuscript "30c" due marking; an interesting way to accomplish this difficult passage between these two islands. (imagea) (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $110.00
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337 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13 French Colonies Yvert 13, 1871 40c Orange horizontal pair and single, mostly clear to large margins all around, tied to exceptionally rare small entire folded letter to Belgium
by rare GPE in lozenge of dots with a matching GuadeloupePoiFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 1871 40c Orange horizontal pair and single, mostly clear to large margins all around, tied to exceptionally rare small entire folded letter to Belgium by rare "GPE" in lozenge of dots with a matching "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/6 Avril 72" double-circle c.d.s. below, carried by French packet with blue St. Nazaire entry transit also tying the pair, "F./26" boxed accounting marking on the front, Midi transit and Brussels backstamp on the reverse, file fold affects the top of the stamps, otherwise very fine; a very unusual foreign destination paying 1Fr20c for what was surely a single weight letter; extremely rare; 2004 Soluphil certificate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
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338 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13 French Colonies Yvert 13, 1871 40c Orange horizontal pair, mostly clear to large margins, tied to 1876 cover to Haiti by very rare Paq. Fr.Basse-Terre Guadele.6 Juil 76
double-circle sorting c.d.s. with additional strike at top, also onFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 1871 40c Orange horizontal pair, mostly clear to large margins, tied to 1876 cover to Haiti by very rare "Paq. Fr./Basse-Terre Guadele./6 Juil 76" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with additional strike at top, also on the front is rare "St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. D No. 1" octagonal French packet transit (Salles #1499), stamps with soiling at bottom and cover reduced at top, a fine and rare packet cover to a very rare destination. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $450.00
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339 c Yvert #17 Yvert 17, 1891 5c Green with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, a horizontal gutter pair on 1893 Bulletin dExpedition parcel post form, complete and filled out for a parcel going
from Pointe-a-Pitre to Nantes, France, stamps tied by GuadeloYvert #17, 1891 5c Green with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, a horizontal gutter pair on 1893 "Bulletin d'Expedition" parcel post form, complete and filled out for a parcel going from Pointe-a-Pitre to Nantes, France, stamps tied by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Janv 93" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike in the space for the postmark of the town of origin, parcel label to identify the item affixed at top right and St. Nazaire boxed entry handstamp, normal folds and a couple of closed edge tears typical of this usage, otherwise very fine and exceptionally rare as these forms were normally retained by the post office, this is the only recorded example that we are aware from Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,600.00
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GENERAL FRENCH COLONIES STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
340 og/nhbl Yvert #1-6, Scott #1-6 Yvert 1-6, Scott 1-6, 1859-65 1c-80c Eagles, fresh mint blocks of four, all but the 20c showing a portion of a sheet margin, full even margins on the other sides as well, bright
rich colors, o.g., 1c, 5c and the key 80c values are never hinged,Yvert #1-6, Scott #1-6, 1859-65 1c-80c Eagles, fresh mint blocks of four, all but the 20c showing a portion of a sheet margin, full even margins on the other sides as well, bright rich colors, o.g., 1c, 5c and the key 80c values are never hinged, very fine and attractive (Yvert €1,365 for hinged blocks). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $210.00
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