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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1851-1853 UNPAID MAIL TO FRANCE BY BRITISH PACKET continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
21 c 1854 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, entire letter with well struck black MouleGuadeloupe11 Mars 1854 double-circle c.d.s., similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s.
over letter seal on the reverse, bold 12 rate handstamp for 12 de1854 Moule unpaid stampless entire letter to France, entire letter with well struck black "Moule/Guadeloupe/11 Mars 1854" double-circle c.d.s., similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s. over letter seal on the reverse, bold "12" rate handstamp for 12 decimes due, via British packet with red entry transit, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine; rated scarcity 5 by Jamet with only a few examples known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $350.00
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22 c 1856 Morne-a-lEau unpaid stampless entire letter to France, petite entire letter from the small village of Morne-a-lEeau with rare black Morne-a-lEauGuadeloupe24 Mai 1856
double-circle c.d.s. plus similar transit c.d.s. of Pointe-a-Pit1856 Morne-a-l'Eau unpaid stampless entire letter to France, petite entire letter from the small village of Morne-a-l'Eeau with rare black "Morne-a-l'Eau/Guadeloupe/24 Mai 1856" double-circle c.d.s. plus similar transit c.d.s. of Pointe-a-Pitre on the front and Basse Terre on the reverse, "12" rate handstamp for 12 decimes due, via British packet with black Calais entry transit, backstamped Le Havre, very fine; an exceptionally rare marking from this small town on the west coast of Grande Terre; rated scarcity 5 by Jamet with only a few known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
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23 c 1854 Saint Francois unpaid stampless cover to France, extraordinarily rare black St. FrancoisGuadeloupe25 Sep 1854 double-circle c.d.s. on folded cover (missing side flaps) from
the tiny village of Saint Francois, similar Basse Terre tran1854 Saint Francois unpaid stampless cover to France, extraordinarily rare black "St. Francois/Guadeloupe/25 Sep 1854" double-circle c.d.s. on folded cover (missing side flaps) from the tiny village of Saint Francois, similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on the reverse, "12" rate handstamp for 12 decimes due, via British packet with red entry transit, backstamped Versailles, very fine and attractive; the small village of St. Francois is located on the south coast of Grande Terre; an unusually rare marking from this period, this being one of the very few examples known; rated scarcity 6 by Jamet with just a very few examples recorded; signed C. Jamet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
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24 c 1856 Les Saintes unpaid stampless entire letter to France, extremely rare entire letter with unique black Les SaintesGuadeloupe25 Nov. 1856 double-circle c.d.s., similar Basse
Terre transit c.d.s. on the reverse, 12 rate handstamp for 12 de1856 Les Saintes unpaid stampless entire letter to France, extremely rare entire letter with unique black "Les Saintes/Guadeloupe/25 Nov. 1856" double-circle c.d.s., similar Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on the reverse, "12" rate handstamp for 12 decimes due, via British packet with black Calais entry transit c.d.s., backstamped Orleans, a few tone specks of little significance given the rarity of this letter, very fine; Les Saintes is one of the smallest inhabited islands directly south of the large island of Basse Terre, this cover is the discovery example of this marking and is the only recorded cover; illustrated in Jamet and rated scarcity 7 indicating the only known example. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
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25 c 1858 Anse Bertrand unpaid stampless cover to France, attractive petite blue envelope with a discernible strike of the exceedingly rare blue Anse-BertrandGuadeloupe27 Juil 1858
rimless c.d.s., Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on the reverse, 6 rat1858 Anse Bertrand unpaid stampless cover to France, attractive petite blue envelope with a discernible strike of the exceedingly rare blue "Anse-Bertrand/Guadeloupe/27 Juil 1858" rimless c.d.s., Basse Terre transit c.d.s. on the reverse, "6" rate handstamp for 6 decimes due being the new 60c unpaid rate that went into effect in 1857 and lasted until 1859 (the pre-paid rate was only 50c), via British packet with black Calais entry transit., backstamped Nantes, very fine; the small village of Anse Bertrand is located on the northern point of Grande Terre; not only is this an exceptionally attractive cover with an unusual Blue postmark but it is the only cover with this marking that has been recorded; this is the example listed by Jamet and rated scarcity 7 indicating that this is the only known example; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
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26 c 1857 Gosier unpaid stampless cover to France, triple rate envelope with black GozierGuadeloupe11 Nov. 1857 rimless c.d.s. (spelled with a z rather than an s) of this tiny village
just south of Pointe-a-Pitre on Grande Terre, this being th1857 Gosier unpaid stampless cover to France, triple rate envelope with black "Gozier/Guadeloupe/11 Nov. 1857" rimless c.d.s. (spelled with a "z" rather than an "s") of this tiny village just south of Pointe-a-Pitre on Grande Terre, this being the discovery example of this marking, small size double circle transit c.d.s. of Pointe-a-Pitre, via British packet with black entry transit c.d.s., backstamped Aix et Provence, ms. "18" marking for the three times 6 decime unpaid rate, edge wear with small tears from large enclosure (a portion of the enclosure is included), a fine and exceptionally rare cover; Jamet lists this specific cover and gives it a scarcity rating of 7 indicating only one example recorded; however adding to the rarity is also the extraordinarily rare triple rate for which no rate handstamp was available; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
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27 c 1858 Morne-a-lEau unpaid stampless entire letter to France, black Morne-a-lEauGuadeloupe16 Nov 1858 rimless c.d.s. with the date corrected to 11 on folded entire letter to Le
Havre, similar Pointe-a-Pitre transit c.d.s. at right, 6 rate1858 Morne-a-l'Eau unpaid stampless entire letter to France, black "Morne-a-l'Eau/Guadeloupe/16 Nov 1858" rimless c.d.s. with the date corrected to "11" on folded entire letter to Le Havre, similar Pointe-a-Pitre transit c.d.s. at right, "6" rate handstamp for 6 decimes due, via British packet with Le Havre entry transit, very fine with attractive markings; this marking of Morne-a-l'Eau is quite rare; Jamet scarcity rating of 5 being one of only a few examples known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $280.00
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28 c 1859 Morne-a-lEau paid stampless cover to France, black Morne-a-lEauGuadeloupe26 Juil 1859 rimless c.d.s. on attractive cover to Le Havre, additional strike across envelope seal
on the reverse, pre-paid at the 50c rate with black P.P hand1859 Morne-a-l'Eau paid stampless cover to France, black "Morne-a-l'Eau/Guadeloupe/26 Juil 1859" rimless c.d.s. on attractive cover to Le Havre, additional strike across envelope seal on the reverse, pre-paid at the 50c rate with black "P.P" handstamp and red boxed "PD", via British packet with Le Havre entry transit, choice very fine and a lovely cover; a rare town marking with a Jamet scarcity rating of 5 being one of only a few examples known, and especially rare as a pre-paid cover as they are distinctly in the minority compared to the unpaid; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
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29 c 1859 Petit Canal paid stampless entire letter to France, small entire folded letter with excellent strike of the exceedingly rare blue Petit-CanalGuadeloupe10 Nov. 1859 rimless
c.d.s., matching boxed P.P handstamp in blue and similar red bo1859 Petit Canal paid stampless entire letter to France, small entire folded letter with excellent strike of the exceedingly rare blue "Petit-Canal/Guadeloupe/10 Nov. 1859" rimless c.d.s., matching boxed "P.P" handstamp in blue and similar red boxed "PD" indicating that this letter was sent pre-paid, via British packet with black Calais entry transit, backstamped Liffol le Grand, light staining at left, otherwise very fine and attractive; this small village is located on the western coast of Grande Terre; exceptionally rare, this being the discovery example of this marking; unrecorded in Jamet and believed to be the finer of two known covers. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,250.00
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30 p 1859 Saint Martin unpaid stampless cover front to France, black St. MartinGuadeloupe19 Fev 1859 double-circle c.d.s. on cover front to Paris, bold Basse-TerreGuadeloupe22 Fev
1859 rimless transit c.d.s. at left, 6 rate handstamp for 6 d1859 Saint Martin unpaid stampless cover front to France, black "St. Martin/Guadeloupe/19 Fev 1859" double-circle c.d.s. on cover front to Paris, bold "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/22 Fev 1859" rimless transit c.d.s. at left, "6" rate handstamp for 6 decimes due, via British packet with black Calais entry transit, very fine and extremely rare; Saint Martin is one of the small dependency islands some distance from Guadeloupe that was assigned there for administrative purposes; this marking receives a scarcity rating of 7 in Jamet indicating only one recorded, however this is not the listing example so this is the second of only two known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $525.00
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31 c 1857 Sainte Rose unpaid stampless cover to France, incredibly rare blue black Ste. Rose(Guadeloupe)29 Juin 1857 rimless c.d.s. being the discovery copy of this marking, on folded
cover to Buis les Barronies, 6 rate handstamp for 6 decim1857 Sainte Rose unpaid stampless cover to France, incredibly rare blue black "Ste. Rose/(Guadeloupe)/29 Juin 1857" rimless c.d.s. being the discovery copy of this marking, on folded cover to Buis les Barronies, "6" rate handstamp for 6 decimes due, via British packet with black entry transit plus railway transit, backstamped, markings are well struck and a very fine cover; the small town of Ste. Rose is the northern most village on the island of Basse Terre; this rare marking is not mentioned in Jamet and this cover is believed to be the earliest recorded example and one of only a couple of covers recorded from the small village of Sainte Rose. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,050.00
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1860-1863 FRENCH AND BRITISH PACKET MAIL TO FRANCE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
32 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, singles of each with mostly large margins, tied to attractive 1861 entire folded letter to France by lozenge
cancels, clear Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe25 Mai 1861 rimless c.dFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, singles of each with mostly large margins, tied to attractive 1861 entire folded letter to France by lozenge cancels, clear "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/25 Mai 1861" rimless c.d.s., via British packet with black Calais entry transit, boxed red "PD" handstamp, Paris transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine and handsome single rate cover to France. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $170.00
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33 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical strip of four plus a single, strip with mostly large margins, tied to petite 1862 entire folded letter to France by black
lozenge cancels, Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe10 Aout 1862 rimlessFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical strip of four plus a single, strip with mostly large margins, tied to petite 1862 entire folded letter to France by black lozenge cancels, "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/10 Aout 1862" rimless c.d.s., via British packet with black Calais entry transit and red boxed "PD" handstamp, backstamped Paris, very fine and scarce franking paying the single 50c rate; signed Roumet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
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34 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, attractive singles of each tied to 1863 entire folded letter by single bold 7x7 point lozenge cancel,
matching black Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe28 Juin 1863 rimless c.d.s., cFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, attractive singles of each tied to 1863 entire folded letter by single bold 7x7 point lozenge cancel, matching black "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/28 Juin 1863" rimless c.d.s., carried by the local French packet with very rare "Martinique/Vera-Cruz/1 Juil 63" octagonal packet c.d.s., a similar "Corresp. D'Armee/Vera Cruz/1Juil 63" octagonal military c.d.s. applied in error and the military portion crossed out with red crayon, red boxed "PD" handstamp, backstamped Angers, very fine; an extremely rare usage combining the very rare packet marking with the misapplication of the military marking, all making for an exceptional Eagle cover from Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
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35 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, single of each with large margins to just in on one side of 10c, tied to petite 1863 cover to France by
black lozenge cancels, Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe29 Mai 1863 rimlessFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, single of each with large margins to just in on one side of 10c, tied to petite 1863 cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/29 Mai 1863" rimless c.d.s., via French packet with exceptionally rare "Colonies Fr./Tampico/30 Mai 1863" maritime transit (Salles #1329) and noted to be very rare by Salles being known from this one date only, boxed red "PD" handstamp, backstamped Paris, slight edge wear to cover, very fine; an exceptionally rare cover for either the Guadeloupe collector or the collector of French maritime postal history; 2005 J. Robineau certificate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
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36 c 1860 Basse Terre unpaid stampless cover to France, marked for the unpaid single rate with a large 6 rate handstamp, Basse-Terre27 Mai 1860 rimless c.d.s., carried via British
packet with black Calais entry transit, backstamped Marseilles, ve1860 Basse Terre unpaid stampless cover to France, marked for the unpaid single rate with a large "6" rate handstamp, "Basse-Terre/27 Mai 1860" rimless c.d.s., carried via British packet with black Calais entry transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine unpaid cover posted just after the receipt of the first consignment of Eagle stamps in Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $150-200

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37 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, two singles of each with mostly large margins all around, one 10c affected by horizontal file fold, tied to
1860 entire folded letter to France by delicate lozenge cancels, PFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, two singles of each with mostly large margins all around, one 10c affected by horizontal file fold, tied to 1860 entire folded letter to France by delicate lozenge cancels, "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/11 Mars 1860" rimless c.d.s., via British packet with black Calais entry transit, boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris transit, backstamped Bordeaux, very fine double rate cover; these are the first two values to be sent to the colonies to pay the 50c pre-paid single rate to France which applied to both British and French packet services until 1864; stamps did not reach Guadeloupe until early 1860, this cover used in March is a very early usage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $230.00
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38 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 40c Vermilion horizontal strips of three and four plus 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, an impressive franking for the six times rate to France
(6x50c = 3Fr), a few minor wrinkles to the stamps being affixed clFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 40c Vermilion horizontal strips of three and four plus 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, an impressive franking for the six times rate to France (6x50c = 3Fr), a few minor wrinkles to the stamps being affixed close to the edge of a large linen cover, all tied by lozenge of dots cancels, black "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/25 Oct 1860" rimless c.d.s., carried via British packet with black Calais entry transit and red boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris transit, backstamped Vannes, some deterioration to the paper on the linen in the bottom right corner, backflap missing, a fine and extremely rare multiple rate franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
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39 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #5 French Colonies Yvert 5, 1859 40c Vermilion block of twenty being a full two horizontal rows of the sheet with large sheet margins at each side (affixed over edge of cover at one
end), plus a strip of four and one stamp lost en route, a most amaFrench Colonies Yvert #5, 1859 40c Vermilion block of twenty being a full two horizontal rows of the sheet with large sheet margins at each side (affixed over edge of cover at one end), plus a strip of four and one stamp lost en route, a most amazing franking being the largest recorded multiple of the 40c on a cover from Guadeloupe, its usage is equally amazing starting out as a 20 times the 50c rate to Paris with stamps tied by lozenge cancels, black "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/28 Aout 1862" rimless c.d.s., carried via British packet with black Calais entry transit, red boxed "PD" handstamp, backstamped Paris and then forwarded back across the Atlantic to Mexico, in addition to the largely missing stamp there is a piece missing to one stamp and a few other faults in the bottom row of the block, edge wear to cover, not surprising when one considers the size and travels of this envelope, fine; a rare and important postal history rarity of the Eagle issue used in Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $950.00
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1864-1876 FRENCH PACKET MAIL TO FRANCE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
40 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, each a large margined vertical pair, tied to handsome 1864 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels,
Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe24 Juin 1864 rimless c.d.s., via FrenchFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, each a large margined vertical pair, tied to handsome 1864 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/24 Juin 1864" rimless c.d.s., via French packet with red St. Nazaire entry transit, boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris transit on the reverse, backstamped Granville, very fine and pretty double rate French packet cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
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