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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1864-1876 BRITISH PACKET MAIL TO FRANCE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
61 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 4 French Colonies Yvert 3, 4, 1859-65 20c Blue vertical strip of three with well clear to large margins all around, plus a 10c Yellow bister slightly cut in, tied to neat 1871
folded cover by black lozenge cancels, matching GuadeloupePointe-a-PiFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 4, 1859-65 20c Blue vertical strip of three with well clear to large margins all around, plus a 10c Yellow bister slightly cut in, tied to neat 1871 folded cover by black lozenge cancels, matching "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/9 Mai 71" double-circle c.d.s., red boxed "PD" handstamp, via British packet to Marseilles, very fine and nice franking; signed R. Calves and C. Jamet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #11, 1 French Colonies Yvert 11, 12, 1871 10c Bister vertical strip of five and 20c Blue, strip has clear to extra-large margins all around just touching at one point at top, tied to
1871 British packet folded cover to France by bold 8x8 large-point loFrench Colonies Yvert #11, 12, 1871 10c Bister vertical strip of five and 20c Blue, strip has clear to extra-large margins all around just touching at one point at top, tied to 1871 British packet folded cover to France by bold 8x8 large-point lozenge cancels, black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Dec. 71" double-circle c.d.s. also ties the strip as does the blue packet entry transit, black boxed "PD" handstamp, backstamped St. Nazaire, soiling to the cover and edge tear at bottom, fine; both of these values are among the scarcest of the French Colonies Ceres issues on cover, but the strip of five of the 10c is especially so and may well be the largest multiple of this value used from Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #11, 1 French Colonies Yvert 11, 12, 1871 10c Bister and 20c Blue horizontal strip of three, both values are among the scarcer of the General Colonies issues, 10c single touched at a
couple points, the rare strip of three with clear to mostly very largFrench Colonies Yvert #11, 12, 1871 10c Bister and 20c Blue horizontal strip of three, both values are among the scarcer of the General Colonies issues, 10c single touched at a couple points, the rare strip of three with clear to mostly very large margins and exceptionally choice, tied to attractive 1872 folded cover to France by bold black 8x8 lozenge cancels, matching "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/25 Fevr. 72" double-circle c.d.s. and black boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet with blue packet entry transit also tying the strip, backstamped, portion of bottom backflap missing, very fine; an especially attractive and rare franking paying the 70c British packet rate; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
64 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #2, 9 French Colonies Yvert 2, 9, 1862-71 5c Green and 30c Brown horizontal pair, two singles of the 5c Eagle in combination usage with a 30c Napoleon pair, mostly clear to large
margins, tied to 1872 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels, French Colonies Yvert #2, 9, 1862-71 5c Green and 30c Brown horizontal pair, two singles of the 5c Eagle in combination usage with a 30c Napoleon pair, mostly clear to large margins, tied to 1872 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/14 Juil 72" double-circle c.d.s., black boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet, backstamped Bordeaux, some toning to cover, mostly along a file fold but also mildly affecting the stamps, fine; a rare cover being an exceptional scarce mixed issue franking of a late usage of the Eagle issue with the new General Colonies issues that were issued in the 1870's. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
65 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13, 2 French Colonies Yvert 13, 22, 1871-72 40c Orange and 15c Bister horizontal pair, attractive franking with mostly large margins, cutting in at right of pair, tied to exceptionally
fresh folded cover to Havre, France by clear strikes of the rare French Colonies Yvert #13, 22, 1871-72 40c Orange and 15c Bister horizontal pair, attractive franking with mostly large margins, cutting in at right of pair, tied to exceptionally fresh folded cover to Havre, France by clear strikes of the rare "GPE" in lozenge of points cancels, light strike of black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Oct. 72" double-circle c.d.s. and matching boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet at the 70c rate with red Havre entry c.d.s., a very fine cover and quite rare with "GPE" cancels. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 c Fr. Colonies #13, 17, 23 French Colonies Yvert 13, 17, 23, 1871-72 40c Orange, 5c Green on blue and 25c Blue, Ty. I, a single of each in a gorgeous three-color franking, all with clear to mostly large
margins and brilliant attractive colors, very neatly tied to 1872 folFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 17, 23, 1871-72 40c Orange, 5c Green on blue and 25c Blue, Ty. I, a single of each in a gorgeous three-color franking, all with clear to mostly large margins and brilliant attractive colors, very neatly tied to 1872 folded cover to Havre, France by extremely rare black "GPE" lozenge cancels, matching black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/11 Oct. 73" double-circle c.d.s. and black boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet with red Le Havre entry c.d.s., extremely fine and exceedingly choice; the "GPE" lozenge cancel was assigned to Guadeloupe and used only rarely in 1872-73 making it unusually rare on cover and especially so on such an eye-catching three-color franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
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67 c FR. Colonies Yvert #9, 17 French Colonies Yvert 9, 17, 1871-72 30c Brown and 5c Green on blue, attractive horizontal pairs of each, fresh colors and mostly clear to large margins, tied to neat 1872 folded
cover to France by black lozenge cancels as well as the blue ColoFrench Colonies Yvert #9, 17, 1871-72 30c Brown and 5c Green on blue, attractive horizontal pairs of each, fresh colors and mostly clear to large margins, tied to neat 1872 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels as well as the blue "Colonies Fra v Angl" packet entry transit, clear "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Nov. 72" double-circle c.d.s., black boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet, backstamped Nantes, portion of lower backflap missing, very fine and attractive cover; signed Roumet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $775.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #9, 13 French Colonies Yvert 9, 13, 1871 30c Brown and 40c Orange, nicely margined singles tied together on 1873 entire folded letter to France by perfectly struck black lozenge cancel,
plus extraordinarily rare black Paq. Ang.Basse-Terre Guadel12 MFrench Colonies Yvert #9, 13, 1871 30c Brown and 40c Orange, nicely margined singles tied together on 1873 entire folded letter to France by perfectly struck black lozenge cancel, plus extraordinarily rare black "Paq. Ang./Basse-Terre Guadel/12 Mai 73" double-circle sorting c.d.s. which is also beautifully struck, black boxed "PD" handstamp and blue-black packet entry transit, backstamped Bordeaux, trivial scuff to cover of no consequence, choice very fine and very pretty. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #23 French Colonies Yvert 23, 1872 25c Blue, Ty. I, horizontal strip of three, clear to large margins all around and bright attractive color, tied to 1873 folded cover to France by
blue lozenge cancels, matching GuadeloupePointe-a-Pitre9 Nov. 73French Colonies Yvert #23, 1872 25c Blue, Ty. I, horizontal strip of three, clear to large margins all around and bright attractive color, tied to 1873 folded cover to France by blue lozenge cancels, matching "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/9 Nov. 73" double-circle c.d.s. and blue boxed "PD" handstamp, carried by British packet with blue packet entry transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine; evidently the sender did not have the correct combination of values to make the proper 70c British packet rate and used this 25c value overpaying by 5c; a scarce overpaid cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13, 2 French Colonies Yvert 13, 20, 1871-72 40c Orange and 30c Brown, attractive singles with excellent colors and well clear to large margins all around, paying the single 70c British
packet rate, just tied to 1874 folded cover to France by black lozFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 20, 1871-72 40c Orange and 30c Brown, attractive singles with excellent colors and well clear to large margins all around, paying the single 70c British packet rate, just tied to 1874 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancel, "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/11 Juil. 74" double-circle c.d.s., red boxed "PD" handstamp, black Calais entry transit, backstamped Dunkerque, very fine and handsome cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
71 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #9, 13 French Colonies Yvert 9, 13, 1871 30c Brown and 40c Orange, a single of each with attractive colors, 30c with four large even margins, the 30c just cutting at bottom right,
paying the single 70c British packet rate, tied to 1874 entire folded leFrench Colonies Yvert #9, 13, 1871 30c Brown and 40c Orange, a single of each with attractive colors, 30c with four large even margins, the 30c just cutting at bottom right, paying the single 70c British packet rate, tied to 1874 entire folded letter to France by beautiful strike of 8x8 black lozenge cancel, plus equally nice strike of "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Aout 74" double-circle c.d.s., red boxed "PD" handstamp, blue packet entry transit, backstamped St. Malo, very fine and handsome cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #17, 2 French Colonies Yvert 17, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue vertical pair and 15c Bister horizontal strip of four, magnificent examples of each with wide even margins all around on both
of them, exceptionally fresh with bright colors, all combining to mFrench Colonies Yvert #17, 22, 1872 5c Green on blue vertical pair and 15c Bister horizontal strip of four, magnificent examples of each with wide even margins all around on both of them, exceptionally fresh with bright colors, all combining to make a spectacular franking of the 70c British packet rate to France, both tied to 1875 entire folded letter to Marseilles by black lozenge cancels, clear strike of "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Janv. 75" double-circle c.d.s., and matching boxed "PD" handstamp, blue packet entry transit, very fine; a very unusual way to make this rate; a beautiful cover and extremely rare in this choice quality. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
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73 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister block of ten, plus horizontal strip of three and two horizontal pairs, edge creases damaging the top strip of five in the block
and both pairs, nevertheless a rare franking overpaying the double BrFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister block of ten, plus horizontal strip of three and two horizontal pairs, edge creases damaging the top strip of five in the block and both pairs, nevertheless a rare franking overpaying the double British packet rate to France by 30c, all tied to 1865 folded cover by black lozenge cancels, "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/11 Janv 1865" rimless c.d.s., red boxed "PD" handstamp and well struck red packet transit, backstamped Bordeaux; a very rare franking with only 10c Eagle values. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
74 c Fr. Colonies Yvert # 4, 5 French Colonies Yvert 4, 5, 6, 1859-65 20c Blue, 40c Vermilion and 80c Rose, lovely four-margined singles of each in a beautiful three-color franking paying the double British
packet rate to France, tied to fresh and attractive 1866 cover to FraFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 5, 6, 1859-65 20c Blue, 40c Vermilion and 80c Rose, lovely four-margined singles of each in a beautiful three-color franking paying the double British packet rate to France, tied to fresh and attractive 1866 cover to France by black lozenge cancels and the Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/11 Oct. 66" double-circle c.d.s., black boxed "PD" handstamp and red packet transit, backstamped Paris, trivial staple holes to cover, very fine and exceedingly choice; a very pretty cover and rare in this select quality; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
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75 c 1867 Basse Terre unpaid stampless entire letter to France by British packet, a double-rate letter being charged the premium rate of 1Fr60c, well struck black
GuadeloupeBasse-Terre16 Mars 67 double-circle c.d.s. with similar strike on the reve1867 Basse Terre unpaid stampless entire letter to France by British packet, a double-rate letter being charged the premium rate of 1Fr60c, well struck black "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/16 Mars 67" double-circle c.d.s. with similar strike on the reverse, equally well struck "16" rate handstamp for 16 decimes due, red British packet entry transit, French transit on the reverse and backstamped Bordeaux, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4 French Colonies Yvert 4, 1865 20c Blue, horizontal strip of five and horizontal pair, each with four mostly large margins, one stamp of the strip just in at one corner, both tied
to 1868 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels, GuadelouFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 1865 20c Blue, horizontal strip of five and horizontal pair, each with four mostly large margins, one stamp of the strip just in at one corner, both tied to 1868 folded cover to France by black lozenge cancels, "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Dec 68" double-circle c.d.s., black boxed "PD" handstamp and attractive blue packet transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine; a handsome cover paying the double British packet rate with a scarce franking of only the 25c Eagle value. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
77 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4, 5, French Colonies Yvert 4, 5, 6, 1859-65 20c Blue, 40c Vermilion and 80c Rose, singles of each (slightly cutting in) in three-color franking paying the double British packet rate,
tied to 1870 folded cover to Cochin China by black lozenge cancFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 5, 6, 1859-65 20c Blue, 40c Vermilion and 80c Rose, singles of each (slightly cutting in) in three-color franking paying the double British packet rate, tied to 1870 folded cover to Cochin China by black lozenge cancels, matching "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/20 Aout 70" double-circle c.d.s., red boxed "PD" handstamp, Marseilles transit on the reverse, portion of backflap missing and small tear at top, a fine and very rare inter-colonial posting, quite possibly the only known cover from Guadeloupe to Cochin China.. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
78 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #12, 1 French Colonies Yvert 12, 13, 1871 20c Blue and 40c Orange horizontal strip of three, a lovely franking making the double British packet rate of 1Fr40c, both the single and the
strip of three have large to extra-large margins all around, tied toFrench Colonies Yvert #12, 13, 1871 20c Blue and 40c Orange horizontal strip of three, a lovely franking making the double British packet rate of 1Fr40c, both the single and the strip of three have large to extra-large margins all around, tied to handsome 1872 cover to France by black lozenge cancels, light black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/26 Janv 72" double-circle c.d.s. with two strikes of the black boxed "PD" handstamp, one of which is purposely obliterated by a strike of the black lozenge cancel (very unusual), blue packet entry transit, backstamped Paris, typical minor staple holes to cover, very fine and exceedingly choice; an attractive and very rare double rate cover; ex-Stone, Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #10, 2 French Colonies Yvert 10, 22, 1871-72 80c Rose and 15c Bister horizontal strip of four, an impressive franking with a nice combination of the 80c Napoleon with the 15c Ceres
issue, each with well clear to large margins and bright colors creatingFrench Colonies Yvert #10, 22, 1871-72 80c Rose and 15c Bister horizontal strip of four, an impressive franking with a nice combination of the 80c Napoleon with the 15c Ceres issue, each with well clear to large margins and bright colors creating a very colorful franking for the double British packet rate to France, in addition all are tied to fresh 1872 folded cover by the very rare black "GPE" in lozenge of points cancel, clear "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/9 Aout 72" double-circle c.d.s. at bottom, bold black boxed "PD" handstamp, backstamped Le Havre and with red Le Havre entry transit, very fine in all respects; the combined rarity of this interesting combination franking including a strip of four, the extraordinary rarity of the "GPE" cancel and the overall outstanding quality make a wonderful postal history rarity of Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 c Fr. Colonies 10, 13, 17, French Colonies Yvert 10, 13, 17, 22, 1871-2 80c Rose, 40c orange, 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, fresh bright singles of each in a striking four-color franking, all with clear
to large margins except the 15c value which is just into the fFrench Colonies Yvert #10, 13, 17, 22, 1871-2 80c Rose, 40c orange, 5c Green on blue and 15c Bister, fresh bright singles of each in a striking four-color franking, all with clear to large margins except the 15c value which is just into the frame at top, combined they make the proper double British packet rate to France, tied to 1872 folded cover by two attractive strikes of the 8x8 black lozenge cancels, plus two strikes of the "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/6 Sept. 72" double-circle c.d.s., each of which barely ties one of the stamps, bold black boxed "PD" handstamp and blue packet entry transit, backstamped Talenes, very fine; the French Colonies have the potential for some very attractive frankings with the variety of values of this period, this gorgeous and rare franking shows a beautiful and proper way to make this scarce packet rate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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