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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1863-1874 BRITISH PACKET AGENCY MAIL TO THE UNITED STATES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
101 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3, 5 French Colonies Yvert 3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, a truly amazing Eagle franking on a quadruple-rate 1865 cover to the United States, the franking consists
of a 10c vertical pair and 40c horizontal pair and strips of four andFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 5, 1859 10c Yellow bister and 40c Vermilion, a truly amazing Eagle franking on a quadruple-rate 1865 cover to the United States, the franking consists of a 10c vertical pair and 40c horizontal pair and strips of four and six, margins range from fairly sizable sheet margins to one stamp of the strip of six being strongly torn in at top, all tied by black lozenge cancels with a black "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/10 Janv 1865" rimless c.d.s. tying the strip of four, clear and attractive strike of the rare "Paid/at/Guadaloupe" Crowned-circle handstamp of the British Agency, "4/-" British rate marking in red crayon, plus red British "Guadaloupe/JA 11 1865" double-arc c.d.s. and similar black St. Thomas transit on the reverse, posted to Philadelphia with two "Boston/30/Feb 2" accounting c.d.s. also tying the strip of six, edge wear and wrinkles to the cover affecting some of the stamps, still a fine appearing and impressive paid cover through the British Agency; a cover of the greatest rarity being the only recorded quadruple-rate cover to the United States. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
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102 c Fr. Colonies #2, 3, 4 French Colonies Yvert 2, 3, 4, 1859-65, 5c Green, 10c Yellow bister and 20c Blue, singles of each including two examples of the 5c, large margins to just in on one side of the
10c and 20c, an exceptionally attractive three-color franking payingFrench Colonies Yvert #2, 3, 4, 1859-65, 5c Green, 10c Yellow bister and 20c Blue, singles of each including two examples of the 5c, large margins to just in on one side of the 10c and 20c, an exceptionally attractive three-color franking paying the reduced rate to New Orleans, tied to folded cover by black 7x7 point lozenge cancels, with a black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/12 Mars 67" double-circle c.d.s., light, but clear, strike of the very rare "Paid/at/Guadaloupe" Crowned-circle handstamp of the British Agency, "4" pence British rate marking in red crayon, red British "Guadaloupe/MR 13 1867" double-arc c.d.s. and small black St. Thomas transit c.d.s. on the reverse, small black "Steamship/10" circular entry handstamp on arrival in the United States for 10c ship fee due, light vertical file fold affecting the two 5c values but not affecting the very fine appearance of this cover; a lovely cover with considerable eye appeal as well as an extremely rare Crowned-circle paid cover to the United States via the British Agency. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
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103 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4, 5 French Colonies Yvert 4, 5, 1859-65 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, both attractive singles with mostly large margins being slightly cut in on one side, tied to nice 1868 folded
cover to the United States by rare blue lozenge cancel, turned over toFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 5, 1859-65 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, both attractive singles with mostly large margins being slightly cut in on one side, tied to nice 1868 folded cover to the United States by rare blue lozenge cancel, turned over to the British Agency without a Guadeloupe post office postmark and receiving the incredibly rare blue "Paid/at/Guadaloupe" Crowned-circle handstamp of the British Agency, similar blue British "Guadaloupe/MR 12 1868" double-arc c.d.s. and small black St. Thomas c.d.s. transit on the reverse, "4" pence British rate marking in red crayon, and black "N.Y.Steamship/10/Mar 23" c.d.s. entry handstamp on arrival in the United States for 10c ship fee, very fine and attractive cover.The Crowned-circle paid handstamps from the various British Agency post offices around the world have always been highly collected. Guadeloupe is a particually desirable country because such covers are found with French General Colony stamps. But in addition the Crowned-circle handstamps are on very rare occasions found in blue from Guadeloupe. Usually these markings were in red and occasionally in black. Our research indicates that there are hardly any other British Agency post offices from the many around the world that used blue ink, Guadeloupe being one of only two or three agencies where it is found, and even in Guadeloupe it is of the utmost rarity. The well struck example offered here is believed to be one of only two examples recorded; a marvelous Guadeloupe rarity of the British Agency; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
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104 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4, 5 French Colonies Yvert 4, 5, 1859-65 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, four-margin singles tied to 1868 folded cover to the United States by black lozenge cancel, indistinct
Pointe-a-Pitre c.d.s., posted through the British Agency with rare later GuadFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 5, 1859-65 20c Blue and 40c Vermilion, four-margin singles tied to 1868 folded cover to the United States by black lozenge cancel, indistinct Pointe-a-Pitre c.d.s., posted through the British Agency with rare later "Guadaloupe/Paid/NO 10 68" c.d.s., "4" pence British rate marked in red crayon, small red "Guadaloupe/No 10 68" c.d.s. and black St. Thomas British c.d.s. transit on reverse, posted to Norfolk, Virginia with black "U.S. Steamship/10/Nov. 25" entry c.d.s., edge wear with flaws to the backflap and light soiling, a fine and rare British Agency cover to the United States; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $625.00
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105 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #9 French Colonies Yvert 9, 1871 30c Brown horizontal pair, very attractive with well clear to large margins all around, tied to fresh 1872 entire folded letter to the United
States by the rare and seldom used black GPE in lozenge of dots cancel,French Colonies Yvert #9, 1871 30c Brown horizontal pair, very attractive with well clear to large margins all around, tied to fresh 1872 entire folded letter to the United States by the rare and seldom used black "GPE" in lozenge of dots cancel, black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Dec 72" c.d.s., posted through the British Agency with light strike of rare later "Guadaloupe/Paid/DE 11 72" c.d.s., "4" pence British rate marked in red crayon, small red British "Guadaloupe/DE 11 72" c.d.s. on the reverse, posted to Portland, Maine and entering the United States at New York with "N.Y. Steamship /10/12 20" accounting c.d.s. also tying the pair, extremely fine; the rare markings and exceptional quality make for a rare and especially desirable British Agency cover to the United States; Illustrated in Robert Stone's book; ex-Stone. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,900.00
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106 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #22 French Colonies Yvert 22, 1872 15c Bister vertical strip of four, an especially handsome strip possessing large to huge margins all around showing a portion of the sheet margin
at left, tied to 1874 folded cover to Boston by single black lozengeFrench Colonies Yvert #22, 1872 15c Bister vertical strip of four, an especially handsome strip possessing large to huge margins all around showing a portion of the sheet margin at left, tied to 1874 folded cover to Boston by single black lozenge cancel, black "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/10 Avril 74" small c.d.s., rare British Agency "Guadaloupe/Paid/AP 11 74" double-circle c.d.s., "4" pence British rate marked in red crayon, plus small red British "Guadaloupe/AP 11 74" c.d.s. on the reverse, "New York/U.S. Currency/Apr 20/Due 10" c.d.s. applied on entering the United States also tying the strip, edge wear to the cover rounding the top right corner, not affecting the stamps or markings, otherwise very fine; an attractive franking on this rare posting; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1876-1878 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION COVERS (40c RATE)
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
107 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #6 French Colonies Yvert 6, 1865 80c Rose, attractive single with four large even margins, neatly tied to double-rate cover to France by black lozenge cancel, matching Paq.
Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade14 Juil 76 double-circle sorting c.d.s., octagonFrench Colonies Yvert #6, 1865 80c Rose, attractive single with four large even margins, neatly tied to double-rate cover to France by black lozenge cancel, matching "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/14 Juil 76" double-circle sorting c.d.s., octagonal French packet transit on the reverse, backstamped Bluis, light edge wear to the cover with trivial nicks at top, very fine; this rate of 40c per 15 grams, which was put in effect on July 1, 1876, was the only rate that a single 80c value would properly pay the double rate, however this required a very late use of the Eagle issue; a rare single franking cover used in the first two weeks of the rate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
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108 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13b French Colonies Yvert 13b, 1871 40c Orange, variety with recut 4, a gorgeous single of this rare variety with four large balanced margins, beautifully tied to clean folded cover
to France by perfectly struck black 8x8 point lozenge cancel, nicFrench Colonies Yvert #13b, 1871 40c Orange, variety with recut "4", a gorgeous single of this rare variety with four large balanced margins, beautifully tied to clean folded cover to France by perfectly struck black 8x8 point lozenge cancel, nice strike of "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/27 Juil. 76" double-circle sorting c.d.s., blue St. Nazaire entry transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine and exceedingly choice; the rare variety of the 40c Ceres with large "4" in the lower value tablet is found on only two positions at the bottom of the plate (positions 146 and 147), this retouching gives the "4" a very distinctive configuration that some catalogs have listed as Type II, this example is an especially choice single on a lovely cover illustrating the new single U.P.U. rate of 40c for foreign mail shortly after it was instituted on July 1, 1876 for Guadeloupe; an extremely rare cover; signed Roumet, Dillemann. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
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109 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13 French Colonies Yvert 13, 1871 40c Orange, two singles with mostly extra-large margins, just into the frame at bottom right of one, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by well
struck black lozenge cancels with matching Paq. Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre GFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 1871 40c Orange, two singles with mostly extra-large margins, just into the frame at bottom right of one, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by well struck black lozenge cancels with matching "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade./10 Fevr. 77" double-circle sorting c.d.s. at left , carried by French packet paying the double 40c U.P.U. rate, black Line "A" packet entry transit on the front plus French transits on the reverse, backstamped Cette, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

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110 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #18 French Colonies Yvert 18, 1876 10c Brown on rose single and horizontal strip of three, attractive franking with mostly large margins, just into the bottom frame of the right
stamp of the strip, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by three strikeFrench Colonies Yvert #18, 1876 10c Brown on rose single and horizontal strip of three, attractive franking with mostly large margins, just into the bottom frame of the right stamp of the strip, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by three strikes of the black "Paq. Ang./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/10 Nov. 77" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an additional strike below, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, this cover was intended to go by British packet as indicated by the sorting postmarks and ms. "Vois Anglaise", however it evidently was received too late to make that ship and received a rare black boxed "Apres Le Depart" handstamp, then it was placed on a French packet as noted by the St. Nazaire packet entry transit, very fine and an attractive example of a very rare usage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $600.00
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111 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #34 French Colonies Yvert 34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff horizontal pair, Ty. II, attractive franking with large balanced margins all around, tied to 1877 folded cover to France
by black Paq. Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade.9 Juil. 77 double-circle soFrench Colonies Yvert #34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff horizontal pair, Ty. II, attractive franking with large balanced margins all around, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by black "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade./9 Juil. 77" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with additional strike at left, carried by French packet paying the 40c U.P.U. rate, blue Paris entry transit on the reverse, backstamped Marseilles, a choice very fine and handsome cover; signed G. Lamy. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $175.00
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112 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #34 French Colonies Yvert 34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff vertical pair, Ty. II, well clear to extra-large margins all around, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by black Paq.
Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade.9 Juil. 77 double-circle sorting c.d.s. witFrench Colonies Yvert #34, 1877 20c Lilac brown on buff vertical pair, Ty. II, well clear to extra-large margins all around, tied to 1877 folded cover to France by black "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade./9 Juil. 77" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with additional strike at left, carried by French packet paying the 40c U.P.U. rate, blue St. Nazaire entry transit, Paris-Havre transit on the reverse, backstamped Rouen, very fine; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $120.00
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113 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #13 French Colonies Yvert 13, 1871 40c Orange, four clear to large margins in single franking tied to 1878 folded cover to France by black GuadeloupeBasse Terre11 Mars 78
double-circle c.d.s. with similar strike at right, carried by French packeFrench Colonies Yvert #13, 1871 40c Orange, four clear to large margins in single franking tied to 1878 folded cover to France by black "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/11 Mars 78" double-circle c.d.s. with similar strike at right, carried by French packet with the single stamp paying the 40c U.P.U. rate near the end of that rate period, blue St. Nazaire entry transit on the front and Paris-Havre railroad transit on the reverse, backstamped Rouen, very fine and attractive cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $130.00
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114 c 1878 Pointe-a-Pitre unpaid entire letter to France with black Paq. Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade.27 Janv. 78 double-circle sorting c.d.s., carried by French packet with octagonal Line
B red entry transit, T in triangle and 7 due handstamps fo1878 Pointe-a-Pitre unpaid entire letter to France with black "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade./27 Janv. 78" double-circle sorting c.d.s., carried by French packet with octagonal Line "B" red entry transit, "T" in triangle and "7" due handstamps for 7 decimes to be collected, slight soiling along file fold, very fine and choice; this cover illustrates the ability to send letters to France unpaid during the U.P.U. period and the normal practice would be to charge double the prepaid amount which makes this cover quite unusual as this was during the 40c U.P.U. rate period needing 8 decimes to be double, the 35c period not starting until May 15, 1878. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
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1878-1879 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION COVERS (60c RATE)
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
115 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #17, 2 French Colonies Yvert 17, 20, 1872 5c Green on blue and 30c Brown, pretty franking each with mostly large margins, tied to 1878 entire folded letter to France by Paq.
Ang.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade26 Juin 78 double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an adFrench Colonies Yvert #17, 20, 1872 5c Green on blue and 30c Brown, pretty franking each with mostly large margins, tied to 1878 entire folded letter to France by "Paq. Ang./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/26 Juin 78" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an additional strike at left, black Calais entry transit, backstamped Marseilles, very fine and an exceptionally attractive cover; this cover illustrates the new 35c U.P.U. rate that had just come into effect on May 15, 1878; since this rate lasted less than a year it is a rather difficult rate to find. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $550.00
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116 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #17, 3 French Colonies Yvert 17, 34, 1872-77 5c Green on blue and 20c Lilac brown on straw, Ty. II, an impressive franking of two singles and a horizontal strip of eight of the 5c
value and a 20c single, large margins to just into the design on a fFrench Colonies Yvert #17, 34, 1872-77 5c Green on blue and 20c Lilac brown on straw, Ty. II, an impressive franking of two singles and a horizontal strip of eight of the 5c value and a 20c single, large margins to just into the design on a few stamps, tied to 1878 double-rate cover to France by light strikes of "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/11 Juin 78" double-circle c.d.s., carried by British packet with red Calais entry transit, backstamped, edge wear to cover causing a wrinkle to one stamp in the strip, and stain affecting the right stamp in the strip, fine cover; the double rate of this 35c U.P.U. rate is exceptionally scarce as this rate was only in force for nine months. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
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117 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #18, 2 French Colonies Yvert 18, 23a, 1872-76 10c Brown on rose and 25c Blue, Ty. III, attractive singles with just clear to large margins all around, tied to 1879 entire folded letter
to France by Paq. Fr.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade11 Janv. 79 double-cirFrench Colonies Yvert #18, 23a, 1872-76 10c Brown on rose and 25c Blue, Ty. III, attractive singles with just clear to large margins all around, tied to 1879 entire folded letter to France by "Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/11 Janv. 79" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an additional strike at right, blue St. Nazaire entry transit, portion of Marseilles backstamp, very fine; a nice combination used at the end of the 35c U.P.U. rate that was in effect from May 15, 1878 to February 15, 1879. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $230.00
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118 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #18, 2 French Colonies Yvert 18, 23a, 1872-76 10c Brown on rose and 25c Blue, Ty. III, attractive franking with mostly clear to large margins, 25c just into the frame at right, tied to
1878 cover to England paying the short-lived 35c U.P.U. rate by GuFrench Colonies Yvert #18, 23a, 1872-76 10c Brown on rose and 25c Blue, Ty. III, attractive franking with mostly clear to large margins, 25c just into the frame at right, tied to 1878 cover to England paying the short-lived 35c U.P.U. rate by "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/27 Aout 78" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left, backstamped London, very fine and scarce usage. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
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119 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #19, 3 French Colonies Yvert 19, 34, 1871-77 15c Bister and 20c Lilac brown on buff, Ty. II, nice mixed issue franking with the scarce 15c Ceres with large numerals, large margins to
just into the frame, neatly tied to 1878 folded cover to France by weFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 34, 1871-77 15c Bister and 20c Lilac brown on buff, Ty. II, nice mixed issue franking with the scarce 15c Ceres with large numerals, large margins to just into the frame, neatly tied to 1878 folded cover to France by well struck black "Paq. Ang./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade./26 Aout 78" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with additional strike at left, carried by British packet paying the scarce 35c U.P.U. rate, red Calais entry transit on the front, backstamped Marseilles, very fine and very attractive; the 15c Ceres is exceptionally scarce and this usage with the Sage issue is particularly desirable. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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1878-1879 SPECIAL NON-UPU RATES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
120 c Fr. Colonies Yvert # 17, French Colonies Yvert 17, 34, 1872-77, 5c Green on blue and 20c Lilac brown on straw, each a four-margin single tied to 1878 folded cover to St. Thomas by Paq.
Ang.Pointe-a-Pitre Guade30 Nov. 78 double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an additionaFrench Colonies Yvert #17, 34, 1872-77, 5c Green on blue and 20c Lilac brown on straw, each a four-margin single tied to 1878 folded cover to St. Thomas by "Paq. Ang./Pointe-a-Pitre Guade/30 Nov. 78" double-circle sorting c.d.s. with an additional strike at left, Basse Terre transit on the reverse and backstamped, tears to backflap, one carrying over to the front at top and cover refolded, fine and interesting usage showing the special 25c rate to St. Thomas in the 1878-79 transitional period of the 35c U.P.U. rate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $325.00
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