1849-1987, a valuable mint or unused and used collection, including 1849-50 Ceres 15c. dark green (touched), 20c., 25c. and 40c. unused (all have faults) and 15c. with good margins used (creased), 1852 Republic 10c. used and 25c. unused, 1853 Empire ...
Estimate: £5,500 - £6,500
ca. US$8,772 - US$10,367
Price realised: £7,475
1849-1987, a valuable mint or unused and used collection, including 1849-50 Ceres 15c. dark green (touched), 20c., 25c. and 40c. unused (all have faults) and 15c. with good margins used (creased), 1852 Republic 10c. used and 25c. unused, 1853 Empire 1c. (2), 5c. (no gum), 10c. (both types), 20c. (2), 25c., 40c. and 80c. rose unused with part to much original gum, 1862 Empire perf. 1c. to 80c. unused (10c. and 40c. large part o.g.), 1863-71 Laureated 1c. to 80c. mint or much o.g. with 20c. block of four unused with much o.g. (horizontal crease) and Rothschild imperf. 2c. mint, 1870-71 Siege 20c block of four unused with much o.g. and 40c. unused, 1870-71 Bordeaux 1c. to 10c. unused, 5c., 20c. (2, types II and III), 30c. and 40c. unused with much o.g., 1871-75 Ceres 1c. to 80c. (2) with both large and small figures mint or unused, 1876-77 Peace and Commerce type I 2c., 10c., 15c., 20c., 30c. (no gum), 40c., 75c. and 1f. mint or much o.g., type II 10c., 15c., 25c. (both colours) and 75c. mint or unused, 1877-88 25c. black on red issued stamp and Granet reprint both unused with much o.g. and 25c. yellow-bistre to 5f. mint or unused with o.g., 1900 Mouchon both types mint, 1900-26 Merson complete (except 2f. violet and yellow) mint, 1902 Mouchon 10c. to 30c. mint, 1903 Sowers both backgrounds basically complete mint, 1922 War Orphans mint, 1923 Bordeaux Congress 1f. mint, 1926 10c with "MINERALINE" publicity bank unmounted mint, 1925 Paris Exhibition miniature sheet unmounted mint, 1927 Strasbourg miniature sheet mint (gum disturbed), 1927-31 Sinking Funds mint, 1929 Le Havre Exhibition 2f. mint, 1929-31 Pont du Gard 20f. mint (2) and subsequent issues basically complete mint (later issue unmounted) with 1937 PEXIP miniature sheet mint and 1953-83 Red Cross booklets, and mint blocks of four from 1968-83, Airmails with 1927 2f. and 5f. mint, 1936 Banknote 50f. mint (slight toning), Postage Dues with 1871 60c. yellow-bistre unused with much o.g., 1893 1f. rose on straw and 2f. vermilion, unused with much o.g., 1908 50c. red unused with much o.g., and 1927 2f. sepia mint, Precancels a good range from 1921-49 with 1922 Sower 55c. on 60c. unmounted mint, Telegraph stamps 1868 imperf. and perf. sets mint or unused, Newspaper stamps 1868 imperf. 2c. lilac and 2c.blue (reprint) mint, 1869 2c. rose and 5c. lilac unused with gum, Alsace 1870 1c. to 25c. mint or unused, and War Stamps 1940-45. Mainly good to fine, some faults and gum disturbance
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