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Guadeloupe Postal History continued...

1862-1898 MILITARY MAIL TO FRANCE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
161 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #2, 4 French Colonies Yvert 2, 4, 1862-65 5c Green and 20c Blue, singles of each with four clear to large margins, a phenomenally rare military cover from the tiny village of Saintes
located on the small islands south of Basse Terre, stamps tied tFrench Colonies Yvert #2, 4, 1862-65 5c Green and 20c Blue, singles of each with four clear to large margins, a phenomenally rare military cover from the tiny village of Saintes located on the small islands south of Basse Terre, stamps tied to small 1873 cover by delicate 7x7 point black lozenge cancel of that post office, extremely rare "Corr. D. Arm./Saintes/3 Avril 73" octagonal military postmark, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, carried via French packet with red St. Nazaire entry transit, black boxed "PD" handstamp and military endorsement at top right, backstamped Brest, opened a bit roughly with small piece missing from the backflap and rounded corner to the cover at top left, otherwise very fine; the military concessionary rate was changed in January 1872 from 20c to 25c and this would require a very late use of the Eagle issue to make this rate; evidently the tiny post office at Saintes had an unused stock of this issue resulting in the colorful franking of this cover; the combination of this franking used out of the tiny office of Santes and receiving this extraordinarily rare military cancel produces one of the great military rarities of Guadeloupe; it is believed that only two Eagle covers are known from this office with this military marking; this being the finer of the two; ex-Levett. (imagea) (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $11,000.00
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162 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #23 French Colonies Yvert 23, 1872 25c Blue, Ty. I, attractive four-margin example in a single franking paying the 25c military concessionary rate, tied to neat 1875 cover by black
lozenge cancel, small black GuadeloupeBasse-Terre7 Avril 75 doubFrench Colonies Yvert #23, 1872 25c Blue, Ty. I, attractive four-margin example in a single franking paying the 25c military concessionary rate, tied to neat 1875 cover by black lozenge cancel, small black "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/7 Avril 75" double-circle c.d.s. at left with a nice strike of the rare black "Corr. D. Arm./Basse-Terre/7 Avril 75" octagonal military postmark, carried via French packet with blue St. Nazaire entry transit, red boxed "PD" handstamp, military endorsement on the reverse, backstamped Meulan, very fine and attractive; a choice military cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
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163 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #23a French Colonies Yvert 23a, 1872 25c Blue, Ty.III, mostly large margins just touching at one corner, tied to small 1878 cover by black lozenge Corr. D. Arm.Pte a Pitre10 Avril 78
octagonal military postmark with an additional clear strike atFrench Colonies Yvert #23a, 1872 25c Blue, Ty.III, mostly large margins just touching at one corner, tied to small 1878 cover by black lozenge "Corr. D. Arm./Pte a Pitre/10 Avril 78" octagonal military postmark with an additional clear strike at left, carried on a French packet with military packet transit of Line "A" on the reverse and military endorsement, backstamped Orleans, trace of mild aging to the cover, very fine; this cover is in the transitional U.P.U. period when the normal packet rate to France was 40c for 15 grams; while Pointe-a-Pitre was the commercial center of Guadeloupe and many more covers originated there than at Basse Terre, that is not the case with military covers, which largely originated in Basse Terre, this military posting from Pointe-a-Pitre is decidedly rarer and seldom seen. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
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164 c France Yvert #60C France Yvert 60C, 1871 25c Blue, Ty. III, two singles on 1875 military cover from Guadeloupe, properly endorsed on the reverse as a military cover and designated to go by French
packet, the two French stamps were in fact the full 50c rate for thFrance Yvert #60C, 1871 25c Blue, Ty. III, two singles on 1875 military cover from Guadeloupe, properly endorsed on the reverse as a military cover and designated to go by French packet, the two French stamps were in fact the full 50c rate for the packet service or double the military concessionary rate of 25c, being French stamps the Basse Terre post office did not accept them and crossed them off as invalid with pen marks, then marked "4" decimes handstamp due, the unpaid single military rate, rare black "Corr. D. Arm./Basse-Terre/9 Aout 75" octagonal military postmark at left, blue St. Nazaire packet entry transit also ties the stamps and apparently the officials there overturned the Guadeloupe decision marking the cover paid with matching blue "PD" boxed handstamp and crossed off the due marking, very fine; French stamps were not normally valid used in the colonies and that is the reason the Basse Terre officials did not accept them, however there may have been an exception for military use and at least that is the way the French officials handled it; an extraordinarily rare example of French stamps being used to prepay a military cover; this extremely rare piece of colonial postal history is a great rarity for both the Guadeloupe collector and the collectors of this popular French stamp. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
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165 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #19 French Colonies Yvert 19, 1877 15c Bister, the scarce issue with thick numerals possessing large to extra-large margins, single franking paying the 15c military concessionary
rate as opposed to the normal 25c U.P.U. rate, tied to small 1879 coveFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 1877 15c Bister, the scarce issue with thick numerals possessing large to extra-large margins, single franking paying the 15c military concessionary rate as opposed to the normal 25c U.P.U. rate, tied to small 1879 cover by rare black "Corr. D. Armees/Basse-Terre/23 Fevr. 79" octagonal military postmark, carried via French packet with red packet transit of Line "B" on the reverse, backstamped Orleans, portion of backflap missing removing most of the military endorsement on the reverse and small mended tear at top not affecting stamps or markings, otherwise very fine; an exceptionally rare military usage with this scarce franking; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
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166 c 1879 Saintes, Terre de Haut unpaid military cover to France, this cover was, in fact, endorsed as a military letter on the reverse by the commander (portion of back missing
containing most of the endorsement), plus on the front is the extraordi1879 Saintes, Terre de Haut unpaid military cover to France, this cover was, in fact, endorsed as a military letter on the reverse by the commander (portion of back missing containing most of the endorsement), plus on the front is the extraordinarily rare blue "Corr. D. Armees/Saintes T.D.H./20 Mars 79" octagonal military postmark, however no postage was paid, which was not allowed even on military correspondence at this period, so the cover was marked due with a "5" decimes handstamp in blue for double the 25c U.P.U. regular non-military rate, matching blue St. Nazaire entry transit, backstamped Nice, edge tear to cover at top, fine; military covers from the Saintes Islands are especially rare but this military postmark of Terre de Haut is one of only two examples recorded; ex-Dubus. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
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167 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #19 French Colonies Yvert 19, 1877 15c Bister, a rare military usage of this scarce value paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, clear to extraordinarily large
margins showing portions of several adjacent stamps, tied to small 1880 coFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 1877 15c Bister, a rare military usage of this scarce value paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, clear to extraordinarily large margins showing portions of several adjacent stamps, tied to small 1880 cover by rare black "Corr. D. Armees/Pte a Pitre/26 Nov. 80" octagonal military postmark with month plug inverted, carried via French packet with black octagonal packet transit of Line "B" plus the proper military endorsement on the reverse, minor tone spots affecting the stamp at right, otherwise very fine; an exceptionally rare military usage out of Pointe-a-Pitre which are encountered much less frequently than those originating in Basse Terre and particularly rare with the large numeral 15c Ceres. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
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168 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #19 French Colonies Yvert 19, 1877 15c Bister, rare single franking paying the 15c military rate, stamp with margins to just in at a couple places, tied to incredibly rare cover out
of the small village of Saint Claude, tied by GuadeloupeSaintFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 1877 15c Bister, rare single franking paying the 15c military rate, stamp with margins to just in at a couple places, tied to incredibly rare cover out of the small village of Saint Claude, tied by "Guadeloupe/Saint Claude/20 Mai 81" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below, this tiny town lacked a military postmark, however a rare black "Corr. D. Armees/Basse-Terre/21 Mai 81" octagonal military transit postmark was applied to the reverse and a "Cor. D. Arm./Lig. B. Paq. Fr./25 Mai 81" octagonal military transit was applied by the French packet on the front, on the reverse is a military endorsement, blue Paris foreign mail transit and backstamped Yonne, light toning to cover barely affecting the stamp, otherwise very fine; an extremely rare and highly unusual military cover out of this village being denoted as a military usage by the rare transit markings. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
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169 c Fr. Colonies Yvert # 19 French Colonies Yvert 19, 1877 15c Bister, attractive single of this scarce value with clear to large margins all around, a rare single franking paying the 15c military rate out
of the tiny small island of Terre de Haut of the Saintes IslandFrench Colonies Yvert #19, 1877 15c Bister, attractive single of this scarce value with clear to large margins all around, a rare single franking paying the 15c military rate out of the tiny small island of Terre de Haut of the Saintes Islands south of Basse Terre, tied by "Guadeloupe/Saintes (T. DE H.)/22 Oct. 82" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike at bottom right, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, endorsed as military correspondence by the Captain in manuscript as well as a company cachet on the reverse, confirmed as a military letter by rare red "Cor. D. Arm./Lig. B. Paq. Fr./26 Oct. 82" military transit c.d.s. on the front applied by the French packet, blue Paris foreign mail transit and backstamped Oreux, tears to the backflap on opening that slightly carry to the front, still fresh and attractive, very fine; a remarkably rare military cover form these tiny islands with very few examples known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
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170 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #41 French Colonies Yvert 41, 1879 15c Blue, Ty. II,  four-margin single paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, tied to 1882 imprinted envelope of the Ministere de la
Marine et des Colonies by GuadeloupeBasse Terre19 Aout 82 c.dFrench Colonies Yvert #41, 1879 15c Blue, Ty. II, four-margin single paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, tied to 1882 imprinted envelope of the "Ministere de la Marine et des Colonies" by "Guadeloupe/Basse Terre/19 Aout 82" c.d.s. with additional strike at left, military endorsement on the reverse, carried by French packet with red octagonal packet transit of Line "B" on the reverse, Paris transit, backstamped Besancon, light horizontal fold slightly affecting the stamp, otherwise very fine; a rare military usage of the Sage issue; signed R. Calves. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
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171 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #51 French Colonies Yvert 51, 1881 15c Blue, very pretty small military cover with a fresh single tied by rare red Cor. D. ArmeesLig.-B-Paq. No.126 Dec. 83 French packet c.d.s.,
with nice matching strike at right, Bordeaux-Cette transit on the rFrench Colonies Yvert #51, 1881 15c Blue, very pretty small military cover with a fresh single tied by rare red "Cor. D. Armees/Lig.-B-Paq. No.1/26 Dec. 83" French packet c.d.s., with nice matching strike at right, Bordeaux-Cette transit on the reverse, backstamped Cahors, extremely fine and handsome cover; a most unusual military packet posting paying the 15c military rate, while not going through the Guadeloupe postal system, the Guadeloupe origin is confirmed by the card enclosure of Lieutenant Marius Poirot that is datelined Basse Terre. (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
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172 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #51 French Colonies Yvert 51, 1881 15c Blue, well centered single (small perf. flaws) tied to fresh cover to France by  Cor.D. ArmeesBasse-Terre? Aout 84 double-circle military
c.d.s. with additional strike at right, paying the 15c military concFrench Colonies Yvert #51, 1881 15c Blue, well centered single (small perf. flaws) tied to fresh cover to France by " Cor.D. Armees/Basse-Terre/? Aout 84" double-circle military c.d.s. with additional strike at right, paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, also with rare "Cor. D. Armees/Lig.-B-Paq. No.1/28 Aout 84" French packet c.d.s., Paris Transit on the reverse, backstamped Besancon, very fine and rare. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
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173 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #51 French Colonies Yvert 51, 1881 15c Blue, lovely single franking tied to attractive 1890 military cover by the extremely rare  Cor.D. ArmeesSaint Claude9 Dec 84 double-circle
military c.d.s. with additional strike at left, paying the 15c miliFrench Colonies Yvert #51, 1881 15c Blue, lovely single franking tied to attractive 1890 military cover by the extremely rare " Cor.D. Armees/Saint Claude/9 Dec 84" double-circle military c.d.s. with additional strike at left, paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, manuscript military endorsement on the reverse, Line "A" French packet transit, backstamped Levallois Perret, very fine; Saint Claude is a small village northeast of Basse Terre with the military postmark from this tiny town being exceptionally elusive. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
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174 c Yvert #17, 18 Yvert 17, 18, 1891 5c Green and 10c Black on lilac with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, well centered and attractive franking tied to 1892 military cover to France by
Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe28 Aout 92 double-circle c.d.s. with additionaYvert #17, 18, 1891 5c Green and 10c Black on lilac with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, well centered and attractive franking tied to 1892 military cover to France by "Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe/28 Aout 92" double-circle c.d.s. with additional strike below, properly endorsed in manuscript and with "Cor. D. Armees/Pointe-a-Pitre" double-circle military handstamp, blue Line "B" French packet c.d.s. also ties the 10c, this provisional franking is paying the 15c military concessionary rate, backstamped Gueret, closed tear at left otherwise very fine and very rare cover. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
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175 c Yvert #19 Yvert 19, 1891 15c Blue with provisional Guadeloupe overprint, well centered single tied to unusual military cover to France by  Cor.D. ArmeesSaint-Claude1 Fevr. 93
double-circle military c.d.s. with additional strike above, Basse Terre trYvert #19, 1891 15c Blue with provisional "Guadeloupe" overprint, well centered single tied to unusual military cover to France by " Cor.D. Armees/Saint-Claude/1 Fevr. 93" double-circle military c.d.s. with additional strike above, Basse Terre transit on the reverse, this unusual provisional franking is paying the 15c military concessionary rate to France, also with rare blue "Cor. D. Arm./Lig.-D-Paq. No.1/2 Fevr 93" French packet c.d.s. and a bold blue "Correspondance D'Armees/Guadeloupe/Camp-Jacob" military postmaster's handstamp, endorsed on the reverse with naval handstamp, backstamped Rennes, very fine; a rare cover with an amazing combination of military markings and one of the finest examples recorded of the Camp Jacob handstamp. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
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DOMESTIC MAIL
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
176 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #3 French Colonies Yvert 3, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical pair, exceptionally wide even margins, neatly tied to 1865 folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre by clearly struck
GuadeloupeBasse-Terre2 Sept. 65 double-circle c.d.s., large red P.P handstFrench Colonies Yvert #3, 1859 10c Yellow bister vertical pair, exceptionally wide even margins, neatly tied to 1865 folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre by clearly struck "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/2 Sept. 65" double-circle c.d.s., large red "P.P" handstamp, choice very fine and a handsome internal cover; signed C. Jamet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $210.00
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177 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #4 French Colonies Yvert 4, 1865 20c Blue, choice single with four full even margins, tied to 1865 folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre by socked-on-the-nose GuadeloupeBasse-Terre20 Nov.
double-circle c.d.s. with year date omitted, large red P.P boFrench Colonies Yvert #4, 1865 20c Blue, choice single with four full even margins, tied to 1865 folded cover to Pointe-a-Pitre by socked-on-the-nose "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/20 Nov." double-circle c.d.s. with year date omitted, large red "P.P" boxed handstamp, very fine and attractive franking in the first year of use; signed C. Jamet, Roumet. (imagea) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $120.00
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178 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #2 French Colonies Yvert 2, 1862 5c Green horizontal strip of three and single, an attractive franking paying the 20c internal rate, mostly large margins, strip touched at bottom,
tied to 1867 entire folded letter to Pointe-a-Pitre by clearly strucFrench Colonies Yvert #2, 1862 5c Green horizontal strip of three and single, an attractive franking paying the 20c internal rate, mostly large margins, strip touched at bottom, tied to 1867 entire folded letter to Pointe-a-Pitre by clearly struck black 7x7 point lozenge cancels, blue "Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre/17 Dec. 67" double-circle c.d.s., and matching large blue "P.P" handstamp, very fine and scarce Eagle franking. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $700.00
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179 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #5 French Colonies Yvert 5, 1859 40c Vermilion, exceptionally choice single with four large balanced margins, neatly tied by 8x8 point black lozenge cancel to 1862 folded cover to
Moule by large Pointe-a-Pitre16 Fev 1862 rimless c.d.s. with a siFrench Colonies Yvert #5, 1859 40c Vermilion, exceptionally choice single with four large balanced margins, neatly tied by 8x8 point black lozenge cancel to 1862 folded cover to Moule by large "Pointe-a-Pitre/16 Fev 1862" rimless c.d.s. with a similar strike on the reverse, light strike of large red "P.P" handstamp, very fine and choice; the 40c Eagle was largely used in combination with other values to make foreign packet rates back to France and elsewhere; this single franking paying a rare double internal rate of 40c is exceptionally rare, especially in this select quality. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $950.00
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180 c Fr. Colonies Yvert #8 French Colonies Yvert 8, 1872 5c Green horizontal strip of four, an impressive and extremely rare franking of the 5c Napoleon which is one of the scarcest of the French Colonies
General issues, well clear to large margins, tiny nick in the top mFrench Colonies Yvert #8, 1872 5c Green horizontal strip of four, an impressive and extremely rare franking of the 5c Napoleon which is one of the scarcest of the French Colonies General issues, well clear to large margins, tiny nick in the top margin and tone spots to the left stamp (tone spots actually tie the strip to the cover), on 1872 cover to Basse Terre with two centrally struck 8x8 point lozenge cancels of Pointe-a-Pitre, portion of "Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre/13 Sept. 72" double-circle c.d.s. on the reverse, large black "P.P." handstamp, piece of backflap missing on opening, fine cover and an immensely rare franking; 1962 RPS certificate. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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