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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1879-1889 UPU COVERS (FRENCH COLONIES FRANKING) continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
141 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #46, 4 French Colonies Yvert 46, 48, 1881 1c Black on blue and 4c Lilac Brown on gray strip of five and single, an unusual and impressive franking making the 25c U.P.U. rate, tied to
1888 cover to Germany by Basse TerreGuadeloupe14 Sept 88 c.d.s.,French Colonies Yvert #46, 48, 1881 1c Black on blue and 4c Lilac Brown on gray strip of five and single, an unusual and impressive franking making the 25c U.P.U. rate, tied to 1888 cover to Germany by "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/14 Sept 88" c.d.s., backstamped Geestemunde and forwarded to Hamburg, minor perf toning to the strip, very fine and a rare usage and franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
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142 c France Yvert #97 France Yvert 97, 1886 25c Black on rose, Ty. II, a most unusual franking of the French perforated Sage issue used in Guadeloupe, two singles tied to an 1889 double-rate cover to
France by Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe2 Janv 89 small double-circleFrance Yvert #97, 1886 25c Black on rose, Ty. II, a most unusual franking of the French perforated Sage issue used in Guadeloupe, two singles tied to an 1889 double-rate cover to France by "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/2 Janv 89" small double-circle c.d.s. with an additional strike at left, clear blue octagonal French packet transit of Line "D", backstamped Bordeaux, minor cover flaws at bottom including tiny punch holes not detracting, otherwise very fine; this franking is highly unusual and very rare as stamps of France should not have been accepted used from the colonies at this period, yet this franking was accepted and paying the scarce double rate besides; it is quite likely that the similarity in format and color combination to the French Colonies General issue 25c Black on rose Dubois issue (Yvert #54) may have caused the discrepancy to be overlooked; an extremely rare usage which may be the only recorded example; a single franking cover of the 25c Black on rose Dubois issue from Pointe-a-Pitre included for comparison. (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $375.00
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1884-1892 UPU COVERS (GUADELOUPE FRANKING)
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
143 c Yvert #2b Yvert 2b, 1884 G.P.E.25 Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange, large 5 in 25, position 13R, an attractive example of this scarce variety that is found in only
three positions of the double-pane overprint setting of 50, mostlYvert #2b, 1884 "G.P.E./25" Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange, large "5" in "25", position 13R, an attractive example of this scarce variety that is found in only three positions of the double-pane overprint setting of 50, mostly clear to large margins all around just touching at one point, tied to folded cover to France by "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/26 Mars 84" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, marked per British packet, backstamped Rouen, very fine; a rare use of this overprint variety shortly after issuance; signed Roumet, Dillemann. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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144 c Yvert #2b Yvert 2b, 1884 G.P.E.25 Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange, large 5 in 25, position 18L, another attractive example of this scarce variety that is found in only
three positions of the double-pane overprint setting of 50,Yvert #2b, 1884 "G.P.E./25" Provisional surcharge on 35c Violet black on orange, large "5" in "25", position 18L, another attractive example of this scarce variety that is found in only three positions of the double-pane overprint setting of 50, clear to large margins all around, tied to neat folded cover to France by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/9 Juil. 84" c.d.s. with additional strike at right, octagonal French packet c.d.s. of Line "A", Paris transit and backstamped Rouen, very fine and attractive example of the first provisional overprints for Guadeloupe in the first year of use; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
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145 c Yvert #5 Yvert 5, 1889 Guadeloupe25centimes Provisional surcharge on 20c Brick red on green, attractive single paying the 25c U.P.U. rate to France, tied by indistinct
Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe2 Mars 89 c.d.s. to 1889 cover to France, attractive PYvert #5, 1889 "Guadeloupe/25/centimes" Provisional surcharge on 20c Brick red on green, attractive single paying the 25c U.P.U. rate to France, tied by indistinct "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/2 Mars 89" c.d.s. to 1889 cover to France, attractive Paris foreign mail cancel, very fine and early use of this provisional surcharge. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
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146 c Yvert #6 Yvert 6, 1884 Guadeloupe5centimes Provisional surcharge on 1c Black on blue, handsome horizontal strip of five showing different types of the frame that are found in the
setting, especially well centered, tied to 1889 cover to Wurttemberg byYvert #6, 1884 "Guadeloupe/5/centimes" Provisional surcharge on 1c Black on blue, handsome horizontal strip of five showing different types of the frame that are found in the setting, especially well centered, tied to 1889 cover to Wurttemberg by "Pointe a Pitre/Guadeloupe/25 Oct 89" c.d.s. with additional strike below, backstamped, minor cover stain at bottom, very fine; an especially attractive and scarce way to pay the 25c U.P.U. foreign mail rate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
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147 c Yvert #6 Yvert 6, 1884 Guadeloupe5centimes Provisional surcharge on 1c Black on blue, tied to a mixed franking cover to France along with French Colonies Yvert 49, 51, 1881 5c Green and
15c Blue, all tied by Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe12 Juin 90Yvert #6, 1884 "Guadeloupe/5/centimes" Provisional surcharge on 1c Black on blue, tied to a mixed franking cover to France along with French Colonies Yvert #49, 51, 1881 5c Green and 15c Blue, all tied by "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/12 Juin 90" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, octagonal French packet c.d.s. of Line "A", backstamped Nantes, stamps with typical centering and slight edge wear to cover, a very fine cover; the provisional surcharges were in concurrent use with the General French Colonies that had been in use since 1859 making for an unusual and attractive franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
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148 c Yvert #10 Yvert 10, 1891 5cGPE Provisional surcharge on 10c Black on lilac, horizontal strip of five, centered to the top, tied to 1891 cover to France by Pointe a PitreGuadeloupe25 Mars
91 c.d.s., backstamped Paris, address slightly eradicated, otYvert #10, 1891 "5c/GPE" Provisional surcharge on 10c Black on lilac, horizontal strip of five, centered to the top, tied to 1891 cover to France by "Pointe a Pitre/Guadeloupe/25 Mars 91" c.d.s., backstamped Paris, address slightly eradicated, otherwise very fine and scarce franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $130.00
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149 c Yvert #11 Yvert 11, 1891 5cGPE Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive horizontal pair, in mixed franking with French Colonies 15c Blue (Yvert 51), tied to handsome 1891 cover to Austria by
Basse TerreGuadeloupe12 Mars 91 double-circle c.d.s. withYvert #11, 1891 "5c/GPE" Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive horizontal pair, in mixed franking with French Colonies 15c Blue (Yvert #51), tied to handsome 1891 cover to Austria by "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/12 Mars 91" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at left and Line "A" octagonal transit of the French packet service, blue Paris entry transit on the reverse and backstamped Ischl, very fine; a very scarce provisional surcharge franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $260.00
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150 c Yvert #11 Yvert 11, 1891 5cGPE Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive, impressive franking of two horizontal strips of five paying the double 25c U.P.U foreign mail rate, well centered, tied
to 1895 cover to France by Basse-TerreGuadeloupe3 Mars 95 c.dYvert #11, 1891 "5c/GPE" Provisional surcharge on 1Fr Olive, impressive franking of two horizontal strips of five paying the double 25c U.P.U foreign mail rate, well centered, tied to 1895 cover to France by "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/3 Mars 95" c.d.s., failing to receive the Paris backstamp which was becoming more usual at this period, very fine; an attractive and scarce franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $250.00
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151 c Yvert # 17, 19 Yvert 17, 19, 1891 5c Green horizontal pair and 15c Blue with Provisional Guadeloupe overprints, well centered fresh franking with deep colors, tied to handsome mourning cover
to France paying the U.P.U. 25c rate by Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupeYvert #17, 19, 1891 5c Green horizontal pair and 15c Blue with Provisional "Guadeloupe" overprints, well centered fresh franking with deep colors, tied to handsome mourning cover to France paying the U.P.U. 25c rate by "Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe/11 Nov 91" double-circle c.d.s., blue Paris foreign mail receiving c.d.s., choice very fine and attractive; the provisional overprints are not at all common on cover in this select quality. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $250.00
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152 c Yvert #17, 20 Yvert 17, 20, 1891 5c Green and 20c Brick red on green with Provisional Guadeloupe overprints, handsome franking with the scarcer 20c value making the U.P.U. 25c rate to France,
tied by Basse TerreGuadeloupe10 Aout 92 double-circle c.d.s.Yvert #17, 20, 1891 5c Green and 20c Brick red on green with Provisional "Guadeloupe" overprints, handsome franking with the scarcer 20c value making the U.P.U. 25c rate to France, tied by "Basse Terre/Guadeloupe/10 Aout 92" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at right, backstamped Paris, cover slightly reduced at bottom, a very fine and attractive cover with a scarce combination of values. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
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153 c Yvert #18, 19 Yvert 18, 19, 1891 10c Black on lilac and 15c Blue with provisional Guadeloupe overprints, attractive deep colors with typical centering, tied to fresh 1892 cover to France by
Basse-TerreGuadeloupe11Juin 92 c.d.s. with additional strike atYvert #18, 19, 1891 10c Black on lilac and 15c Blue with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprints, attractive deep colors with typical centering, tied to fresh 1892 cover to France by "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/11Juin 92" c.d.s. with additional strike at right, backstamped Paris, very fine and attractive cover showing the 25c U.P.U. foreign mail rate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $110.00
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154 c Yvert #21 Yvert 21, 1891 25c Black on rose with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, attractive single tied to 1892 entire folded letter to France by Pointe a PitreGuadeloupe10 Sept. 92
c.d.s. with additional strike at left, clear BM in oval handstamYvert #21, 1891 25c Black on rose with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, attractive single tied to 1892 entire folded letter to France by "Pointe a Pitre/Guadeloupe/10 Sept. 92" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, clear "BM" in oval handstamp indicating this was picked up on the mobile postal wagon traveling into Pointe-a-Pitre, French packet octagonal c.d.s. of Line "A", backstamped Nantes, trivial edge tears at top from opening, very fine; a rare example of the postal wagon on Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $210.00
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155 c Yvert #21, 21C Yvert 21, 1891 25c Black on rose with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, Guadelonpe variety, a scarce variety along with a normal single that are both quite well centered, tied
to 1892 cover to the United States by well struck Pointe a PitreYvert #21, 1891 25c Black on rose with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, "Guadelonpe" variety, a scarce variety along with a normal single that are both quite well centered, tied to 1892 cover to the United States by well struck "Pointe a Pitre/Guadeloupe/1 Aout 92" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, backstamped New York, very fine; a scarce double rate cover being especially desirable with the overprint variety. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
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1862-1898 MILITARY MAIL TO FRANCE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
156 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, a handsome pair with well clear to large margins all around, stamps are neatly tied to petite 1863 entire folded
military letter to France by clear 7x7 point black lozenge cancFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, a handsome pair with well clear to large margins all around, stamps are neatly tied to petite 1863 entire folded military letter to France by clear 7x7 point black lozenge cancels, with equally well struck "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/26 Janv 1863" rimless c.d.s. below, via French packet with attractive red St. Nazaire entry transit and red boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris-Marseilles railroad transit, backstamped Apt, very fine; this very early military cover was sent prior to the military postmark of Basse Terre being issued in 1864; the only way that the military usage can be determined at this early time is by the post office's acceptance of the 20c military concessionary franking rather than the 50c normal rate that applied to both British and French packets at this period; attractive and exceptionally rare example of the military rate before the creation of military postmarks from Guadeloupe. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
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157 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, a marvelously choice pair with large and well balance margins all around, tied to beautiful 1864 small envelope
sent by the military concessionary rate to France by black lozenFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister horizontal pair, a marvelously choice pair with large and well balance margins all around, tied to beautiful 1864 small envelope sent by the military concessionary rate to France by black lozenge cancels, well struck "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/24 Oct 1864" rimless c.d.s. below, plus the very rare blue "Corr. D. Armees/Basse-Terre/24 Oct. 64" octagonal c.d.s. at top left, via French packet per ms. endorsement, red boxed "PD" handstamp and endorsed by a battalion commander, backstamped Paris, extremely fine; an early use of this incredibly rare Basse Terre military postmark paying the 20c military rate rather than the 50c French packet rate at this period; in addition possessing fabulous freshness with all of the markings being beautifully struck; believed to be one of the finest 20c military concessionary rate covers recorded; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $7,500.00
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158 c 1864 Basse Terre unpaid military cover, to France, carried by French packet as indicated by the ms. routing instruction through St. Nazaire, unusual and scarce blue
Basse-TerreGuadeloupe24 Juin 1864 rimless c.d.s. on attractive small enve1864 Basse Terre unpaid military cover, to France, carried by French packet as indicated by the ms. routing instruction through St. Nazaire, unusual and scarce blue "Basse-Terre/Guadeloupe/24 Juin 1864" rimless c.d.s. on attractive small envelope with matching blue "Corr. D. Armees/Basse-Terre/24 Juin 64" octagonal military c.d.s., plus a rather crude locally made "30" double-line handstamp for the 30c unpaid concessionary rate for military correspondence, endorsed by a battalion commander on the reverse, two transits on the reverse and backstamped St. Brieuc, choice very fine; the unpaid military rate was 50% more than the paid rate but still substantially less than the 50c normal packet rate; a rare and seldom seen cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
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159 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4 French Colonies Yvert 4, 1865 20c Blue, attractive four-margin example in a single franking paying the 20c military concessionary rate, tied to petite 1867 mourning cover by
neat 7x7 point black lozenge cancel, small black GuadeloupeBasse-TerrFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 1865 20c Blue, attractive four-margin example in a single franking paying the 20c military concessionary rate, tied to petite 1867 mourning cover by neat 7x7 point black lozenge cancel, small black "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/29 Aout 67" double-circle c.d.s. at left with a nice strike of the very rare blue "Corr. D. Armees/Basse-Terre/29 Aout. 67" octagonal military postmark, carried via French packet with red St. Nazaire entry transit, red boxed "PD" handstamp and endorsed by an artillery commander on the reverse, various transits on the reverse and backstamped Privas, very fine and exceptionally choice; a colorful and exceptionally attractive cover paying the 20c military rather than normal 50c French packet rate; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
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160 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4 French Colonies Yvert 4, 1865 20c Blue, four well clear to large margins tied to an attractive and especially interesting 1871 military cover, all of the many markings are
beautifully struck with the stamp tied by clear 8x8 point black lozenFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 1865 20c Blue, four well clear to large margins tied to an attractive and especially interesting 1871 military cover, all of the many markings are beautifully struck with the stamp tied by clear 8x8 point black lozenge cancel, very rare small black "Paq. Fr./Basse-Terre Guadele/19 Sept. 71" double-circle sorting c.d.s. for transport by French packet, rare black "Corr. D. Arm/Basse-Terre/19 Sept. 71" octagonal military c.d.s., blue St. Nazaire entry transit, proper military endorsement on the reverse, backstamped Paris, closed tears to the back that do not detract, very fine; this cover was found to be overweight and marked with ms. "2" indicating that it required two times the postage, it was then treated as an unpaid cover at the amount of 60c with credit given for the 20c stamp and marked "4" decimes handstamp due, this cover was being sent to a military office in Paris that evidently didn't want to pay the postage due so it was refused and turned over to the Rebuts office in Paris with red c.d.s. on the reverse for processing the return to the sender; the military usage is extremely rare in itself but the postage due and the refusal by the recipient make this an incredible rarity, quite possibly the only recorded colonial military cover processed through the Rebuts office. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
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