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Pearls of Arabia Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco



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Group Chairman and CEO Olivier D. Stocker

Coins, Stamps, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs & Books

Your Specialists Stamps Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano USA - Chris Anderson George Eveleth Andrew Titley Ed Robinson Coins Julie-Morgane Lecoindre Richard Bishop William MacKay Arthur Bryant John Pett George Champ USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin Banknotes, Bonds & Shares UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Francesca Girelli Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books UK - Philip Skingley Rebecca Mason Autographs USA - Robert Litzenberger

UK - Tim Hirsch

UK - Paul Dawson

Your Europe Team Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Emily Johnston Miroslava Adusei-Poku Luca Borgo Phillipa Brown Finance Alison Bennet Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Shyam Padhiar Svitlana Qamarauli IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Darjet Shah Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Your America Team Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Head of Numismatic Stephen Goldsmith Finance & Operations Manager Sam Qureshi Auction Administration Rick Penko Patricia Gardner Marketing & Design James McGuire Emily Cowin Shawn Barnes Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Ingrid Qureshi Marcy Gottberg Ed Robinson Auctioneer Tracy Shreve Your Asia Team

AUCTION CALENDAR 2011

Stamps 20 September 24/25 September 12/13 October 18 October 18 October 19 October 19 October 19 October 9 November

Great Britain Stamps Fine Stamps & Covers of South East Asia including the Stolz Collection Part II The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Surface Printed Issues Pearls of Arabia - Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Pearls of Arabia - Egypt Pearls of Arabia Pearls of Arabia - Palestine Pearls of Arabia - Saudi Arabia The “Fordwater” Collection of Mint Australian Commonwealth with the Emphasis Being on Unmounted Mint Autumn Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The “Agathon” Collection of the First Issue of Russia The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain King Edward VII Essays, Proofs and Issued Stamps

London Singapore London London London London London London

11038 11016 11031 11037 11042 11043 11044 11045

London London New York London

11041 11033 137 11034

London

11035

London

11019

15/16 November 8 December

World Banknotes British Banknotes Featuring The Brian Ascroft and Alasdair Macdonald Collections and Other Properties The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London New York London

11040 311 11020

Bonds and Shares 15/16 November 16 November

The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

New York London

311 11022

Coins 6 October 6/7 October 15/16 November 13 December

The Frank Brady Collection of English Hammered Groats Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London London New York London

11039 11023 311 11024

Medals 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London

11011

9/10 November 15/16 November 29 November 6 December

Banknotes 27/28 September 3 October

Gary Tan

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Pearls of Arabia

Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Tuesday 18 October 2011 at 10.00 a.m. 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET, UK and on

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Extensions Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business; Condition 17 shall thereafter apply accordingly. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

Buyers are reminded that any lot(s) purchased “on extension” are subject to payment in accordance with our normal Terms & Conditions of Business. Settlement of any lots on extension should be made at the time of invoice payment. Overdue accounts are subject to interest charges. Extensions requested on account of condition will not normally be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having faults or defects may not be returned should a certificate cite other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description. Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the lot. It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed. part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

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Pearls of Arabia - Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Please note that the Buyer’s premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each Lot up to and including €3,500 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above €3,500.

Tuesday 18 October 2011 Sale commences at 10.00 a.m. ALGERIA Postal History 1

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1830-35, twenty entire letters to France with three line “ARMEE EXPED/D’AFRIQUE” handstamps, mostly “A” but with “B”, “C” and “E” (2, one in blue) and four line “A ARMEE EXPED/D’AFRIQUE/P.P.” (2), twelve disinfected and with interesting contents regarding the siege of Alger. Some faults but generally fine and a most interesting group. Photo

€1,000-1,500

1838-62, twenty-seven stampless entires or envelopes, chiefly addressed to France, datestamps including Aumale, Batna, Blidah, Bone, Coleah, Constantine, Dellys, Douera, Mostaganem, Oran, Orleansville, Philippeville, Soukaras, etc., mixed condition

€300-500

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1840 (30 Jan.) entire letter from Rennes to Blidah with manuscript “Armeé d’affrique” (sic); 1840-42 four entire letters from the same correspondence from Toulouse to Constantine, each with red c.a.d. and boxed “P.P.”; 1842 entire letter from Chateau Salins addressed to an Officer in Sêtif; 1863 (20 Nov.) entire from Marseilles to Constantine bearing 1862 20c. pair with “MARSEILLE BOITE MOBILE” cancellation and “5055” gros chiffres on arrival; fine

€150-200

1847-53 eleven stampless entires or envelopes with straight line Town markings, including “Biskra”, “Bouffarich”, “Coleah”, “Dely-Ibrahim”, “El-Affroun”, “Lambese”, “La Calle”, “Mers-el-Kebir”, etc., good to fine. A rare group. Photo

€1,000-1,500

1869 “Adieu” (declaration of love) written by Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir al Jaza’in, Islamic scholar, who led a struggle against the French invasion, regarded as the first hero of Algerian Independence) to the Comtesse Victoria du Bouret, on reverse a fine pencil sketch of a Pyrenees scene, fine. Photo

€200-300

1873 (6 Aug.) large part of a letter in Arabic, written and signed by d’Abdel Jader, prefect of Oran, translated into French by the Colonial Authorities, concerning two prisoners, fine Arabic seal, the letter with some faults and portion missing at top. A rare letter

€200-300

1901 (Jan.) envelope to Meslieres franked Sage 15c. with Oran cancellation and fine “NAUFRAGE DE LA RUSSE” cachet; 1909 (Feb.) two envelopes to France, both with stamps floated off and with different “NAUFRAGE DE LA/VILLE D’ALGER” cachets; 1943 (Jan.) two envelopes from Algeria to the Ivory Coast, both charred from an Aircraft crash and one with Ambulance envelope, mixed condition as usual

€200-250

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1870 (Dec. 13), “Gazette des Absents” number 15 bearing Empire Lauré 20c. indistinctly cancelled with La Villet c.a.d. alongside, addressed to Saida (Algeria), carried on “La Ville de Paris” and with cachet on reverse; a little soiled or stained. Rare. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Photo

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€300-350


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Pearls of Arabia - Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Algeria - contd. 1906 Pigeon Post 9

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(7 April) Pedicule from Ghardaia to Alger, via Laghuat and Djelfa, violet “GOUVERNEMENT GENERALE DE L’ALGERIE/DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES INDIGINES” cachet, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€300-400

(7 April) Pedicule sent from Ghardaia to Alger via Laghouat & Djelfa, addressed to the Director of the South Territories of Alger, fine violet “GOUVERNEMENT GENERALE DE L’ALGERIE/DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet. Rare. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€400-600

(7 April) Pedicule from Ghardaia to Alger, via Laghouat and Djelfa, addressed to the Director of the South Territories of Alger, fine violet “GOUVERNEMENT GENERALE DE L’ALGERIE/DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet; a small portion missing from upper-right, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€300-400

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(7 April) attractive illustrated Pedicule (showing the Pigeon’s foot) from Gherdaia to Mr. Betton at Laghouat. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€300-400

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(7 April) Pedicule from Aflou to Laghouat, “AFLOU” c.a.d. and fine violet “GOUVERNEMENT GENERALE DE L’ALGERIE/DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€400-500

(7 April) Pedicule sent from Aflou to Laghouat, “AFLOU” c.a.d. and violet “GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL DE L’ALGERIE/DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€200-250

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(9 April) Pedicule sent from Djelfa to Alger, without markings, but with clear message, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€150-200

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(27 April) Pedicule sent from Aflou to Djelfa, via Laghouat, “AFLOU” c.a.d. and three line “DIRECTION/DES/AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet in blue, portion missing at lower-right, otherwise fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€150-200

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(27 April) Pedicule sent from Aflou to Djelfa, via Laghouat, with “AFLOU” c.d.s. and three line “DIRECTION/DES/AFFAIRES INDIGENES” in blue, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€200-250

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(27 April) Pedicule sent from Ghardaia to Djelfa, via Laghouat, without markings, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€150-200

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(27 April) Pedicule sent from Ghardaia to Djelfa, via Laghouat, without markings, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€150-200

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(27 April) Pedicule from Ghardaia to Djelfa, via Laghouat, blue three line “DIRECTION/DES AFFAIRES INDIGENES” cachet and slightly unclear “CERCLE MILITAIRE DE GHARDAIA/LE COMMANDANT SUPERIEUR” in the same colour, small holes, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo

€150-200

(27 April) Pedicule from Ghardaia to Djelfa (via Laghouat) with three line “DIRECTION/DES/AFFAIRES INDIGINES” and circular “CERCLE MILITAIRE DE GHARDAIA/LE COMMANDANT SUPERIEUR” cachets, both in blue, fine. Sorani Certificate (1988). Photo.

€200-250

(31 May) a three page document headed “GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL DE L’ALGERIE”, giving a detailed account (in French) of the experimental flights; stained, a small portion cut-out and partially split. An interesting document explaining these little known but important experiments.

€200-300

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1849 (4 Aug.) entire to Thionville franked 1849-52 20c., good to large margins, with grill cancellation and additionally just tied by “MOSTAGANEM” c.a.d., transit and arrival datestamps on reverse, filing fold, fine. Photo

€200-250

1849 (6 Aug.) entire letter addressed to Thizy (Rhone) bearing 1849-52 20c. with close to large margins, tied by lozenge cancellation and with “COLEAH ALGERIE” cursive and “DOUERA ALGERIE” c.a.d. alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse, some very minor staining, fine and rare. Photo

€200-300

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1849-52 20c., margins all round, tied by grille cancellation to part front with “Mers-elKebir/ALGERIA” cursive handstamp alongside; stain spots. Rare. Photo

€100-150



1849-53, ten entire or entire letters, including 1852 (Feb.) to Lyon bearing 1849-52 25c. pair, 1853 (Sept.) to St. Malo bearing 1852-53 25c. (repaired) with “Mers el Kebir/ALGERIE” cursive alongside, etc., datestamps of Alger, Bone, Tiemcen, Mostaganem, Orleans Ville, Philippville, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, mixed condition. Photo

€800-1,000

1851 (23 Sept.) entire letter to Oran bearing 1849-52 25c. touched at left, with grille cancellation and alongside cursive “Mers-el-Kebir/ALGERIE”, arrival datestamp, a trifle soiled. Rare. Photo

€500-700

1852 (19 Sept.) entire to Vosges bearing 1849-52 25c. cut into, with “3720” petit chiffre cancellation and additionally just tied by “DOUBRA” c.a.d. with cursive “Coleah/ALGERIA” alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse, the entire with mended tear at right away from the adhesive. Attractive. Photo

€300-400

1856-76, thirty entires, mostly 20c. frankings but some different, markings with “BAT. A VAP/ORAN ALGER”, cancellations with “OUED-ROUINA”, “5014” of Boghar, “5021” of Cherchell, “5022” of Coleah, “5024” of Dellys, “5030” of Fort National, “5065” of Soukaras, straight line “ATTAFS”, etc., mixed condition

€300-400

18?7 (25 May) envelope to Paris bearing 1849-52 20c. with large margins and tied by “5005” gros chiffres cancellation with “ALGER ALGERIE” c.a.d. alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse, fine. Extremely late use of the 1849-52 issue. Calves certificate (2004). Photo

€300-400

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1857 (2 Sept.) entire to Tenez bearing 20c. with “BAT.A.VAP/ALGER.ORAN” c.a.d.; 1861 (20 Jan.) entire to Marseille with “ALGERIE B B MARSEILLE 12” c.a.d., 1861 (12 Nov.) entire to Dijon with “MARSEILLE/LIGNE BAT A VAP” c.a.d., 1861 (3 Dec) entire to Toulouse bearing 20c. with “ALGER BAT.A VAP” c.a.d., 1871 (7 April) entire to Genes bearing imperf. Bordeaux 20c. pair with “ALGER/BAT.A VAP” c.d.s., some faults but generally good to fine. Photo

€150-200

1857 envelope to Constantine bearing 1853-61 80c. with “3714” petit chiffres cancellation of Batna; 1861 entire letter to Marseilles bearing 20c. with “3794” petit chiffres cancellation of Saint Claud d’Algerie and c.a.d. alongside; 1863 entire letter to Oran bearing 80c. with “5063” gros chiffres cancellation of Sidi-Bel-Abbés and with c.a.d. alongside, some small faults but good to fine

€100-150

1860 (4 Aug.) entire (one flap missing) to Limoux bearing 1853-61 20c. (2, touched to large margins) tied by rare “3762” petit chiffres cancellations of Tebessa and with dotted circle c.a.d. alongside, transit and arrival datestamps on reverse, fine. Photo

€200-250

1862 (7 Jan.) entire to Constantine, posted unpaid with “TEBESSA” dotted circle c.a.d., 10c. Postage Due, large margins, tied by arrival datestamp, filing fold at foot well clear of the adhesive, fine

€100-150

1864 (4 Dec.) entire letter to Constantine posted unpaid and with Postage Due 15c., just touched to very large margins, dotted circle “AIN BEIDA” c.a.d. alongside, the adhesive just crossed by light filing crease at foot, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Photo

€100-150

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1868 (11 July) printed wrapper bearing 1862 1c. strip of three, 5c. with Alger cancellations, fine and an unusual printed matter rate. Photo

€100-150

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1869 (15 April) “Envoi de papiers” addressed to Alger bearing 1863-70 10c. and 40c. with “BONE/ALGERIE” c.a.d. cancellations; fine

€100-150

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1870 “Papiers d’affaires” to Blidah bearing 1863-70 10c., 20c. and 40c. with Alger/Algerie (without year) cancellations, fine

€100-150

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1871 (9 Jan.) piece bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 80c. horizontal pair with sheet margin at foot, slightly touched at top and left, tied by “5042” gros chiffres cancellations with “MASCARA/ALGERIE” c.a.d. alongside, rare. Photo

€600-700

1871 (10 Jan.) entire to marseilles bearing 1863-70 10c. bistre and 1870-71 5c. green (six singles, all with margins all round), “5005” gros chiffres cancellations and with “ALGER-ALGERIE” c.a.d. alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse, a horizontal filing fold crosses one 5c., some folds strengthened by hinges, fine and highly attractive. Photo

€1,200-1,500

1871 (15 Feb.) entire to Phillipville bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 10c. horizontal pair, report 1 (one touched at foot) tied by “5023” gros chiffres cancellations with Constantine c.a.d. alongside, small stain affecting the right hand stamp, otherwise fine. Photo

€100-150

1871 (April) visiting card envelope (side flaps missing) with embossed reverse, bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 5c. with “ALGER-ALGERIE” c.a.d., a little soiled but a very rare 5c. rate envelope. Signed Roumet, Calves, Scheller certificate (2009). Photo

€150-200

1871 (13 April) envelope to France bearing 1870-71 imperf. Siege 20c. type III, report 2, good margins, with “MILIANAH” cancellation and “RELIZANNE” transit alongside, arrival markings on reverse, fine and rare. Photo

€200-250

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1871 (17 April) entire letter to St. Zacharie bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux type III report 2 20c. deep blue, good to large margins, with “ALGER/BAT.A. VAP.” c.a.d. and cancelled “2240” gros chiffres of Marseilles on arrival, fine. Photo

€200-300

1871 (6 June) entire letter to Annecy bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 10c. horizontal pair, report 2, with good margins, tied by “PHILLIPVILLE/BAT. A VAP” c.a.d. and “2240” gros chiffres cancellations, fine and rare. Photo

€200-250

1871 (27 June) front registered to Mostaganem bearing 1870-71 perf. Siege 20c. and imperf. Siege 30c. horizontal strip of four (a little cut into at top) tied by “5042” gos chiffres cancellations and with “MASCARA” c.a.d. alongside; vertical filing fold through the centre of the strip, otherwise fine. Photo

€150-200

1871 (3 July) entire letter to Avignon bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 10c. horizontal pair, just touched at upper-left, tied by “5505” gros chiffres cancellations with straight line “AIN-SMARA” and “CONSTANTINE/MER-CONS/ALGERIE” transit alongside, transit and arrival datestamps on reverse, some slight staining, otherwise fine and rare. Photo

€1,500-2,000

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1871 (19 Aug.) entire letter to Cette bearing 1870-71 imperf. Bordeaux 1c., 4c., 5c. and 10c. to make the 20c. rate, all with good to large margins and tied by “5005” gros chiffres cancellations with “ALGER/ALGERIE” c.a.d. alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse, fine. An exceptionally rare and attractive franking. Calves certificate (2002) (“Affranchissement exceptionel - superbe”). Photo

€2,000-2,500

1871 (15 Sept.) piece addressed to Constantine bearing 1870-71 perf. Siege 20c. and imperf. Siege 5c. with large margins, “4114” petit chiffre cancellations of Ain Beida and with c.a.d. alongside, some light stains around the perfs. of the 20c., otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

€150-200

1872 (12 Jan.) entire letter to Tunisia bearing 1870-71 perf. Siege 40c. horizontal pair with “5015” gros chiffres cancellations and with Bone c.a.d. alongside; the entire with tear at foot and a little discoloured.

€100-150

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1872 (8 June) entire to Tiecen franked 1871-76 25c. blue (missing upper-right corner) with “5075” gros chiffres cancellation and alongside straight line “Ain Kial”, attractive and extremely rare. Only two examples of the Ain Kial handstamp known and this is the only one in private hands. Guy du Vachet certificate (2009). Photo

€1,000-1,200

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1872 (6 July) printed matter (without address band) bearing 1863-70 4c. horizontal pair with “ALGER/ALGERIE” c.a.d., fine and scarce. Photo

€100-150

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1873 (3 Feb.) entire letter to Tlemcen bearing 1871-76 15c. tied by straight line “PONT DE L’ISSER” cancellation and with intaglio Post Office seal alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse, a little soiled, fine and rare. Guy du Vachet Certificate (2009). Photo

€600-800

1874 (20 Dec.) “Chargé” envelope to Toulouse bearing 1871-76 15c., 80c. with scarce “5073” gros chiffres cancellations and with Teniet-el-Haad c.a.d. alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine. Photo

€200-250

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1875 (12 June) envelope to France bearing 1871-76 20c. with “5125” gros chiffres cancellation and “BORDJ-BOU-ARRERIDJ” c.a.d. alongside; stains and faults but rare. Photo

€100-150

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1876-1912, collection of over forty entires/envelopes or cards, including 1876 (23 Dec.) to Lyon bearing 25c. with “OUED-ROUINA” transit cancellation, 1877 (31 Oct.) to Alger with “LE FOUNOUCK” cancellation, 1877 (29 Dec.) to Lyon franked 25c. with “LES ATTAFS” cancellation, 1899 (23 April) to Alger with “BOIS SACRE” dotted circle cancellation, many other scarce and unusual cancellations, chiefly fine

€300-400

1840-1958, a valuable collection, mint, used and on cover or card, well written up, housed in five large Lighthouse albums contained in a carton, including pre stamp entires from Alger and Tenez, French stamps used in Algeria with covers, 1925 unadopted essays (11), 1924-25 set, 1926-41 15c. imperf., 1930 Centenary set with 10f. perf. 11, 10f. Die Proof on silk, set cancelled on special sheet, 5f. + 5f. on maximum card, 1936-40 set with various die proofs, 1938 Armistice Day 65c. +35c. on 2f.25 surcharge inverted, 1938 25c. on 50c. with varieties, unadopted essays, 1946 2f. on 1f.50 variety missing “2f.”, 1949 U.P.U., 1950 Fruits, 1953 Doctors, 1954 Red Cross, 1954 Earthquake, 1957 Red Cross, 1957 Army Welfare each with imperf. epreuve deluxe, Air Mails with 1944 “RF” handstamps on United States stamps, Postage Dues, etc., chiefly good to fine. A valuable lot

€1,500-2,000

France 1903 “Sower” without ground 30c. lilac overprinted “A PERCEVOIR” vertically and “Region Saharienne/Sud Algérien” (inverted) at foot, part original gum. A rare essay. Photo

€200-250

1906 1f. vermilion, 2f. yellow-green, 5f. blue and 10f. black and lilac, imperforate essays on thin glazed card (each approximately 50mm.x36mm.), some light staining and the 5f. with small tear in margin at foot. Rare. Photo

€200-300

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€300-400

5c. to 85c. Sower types, specialised collection (350+) on leaves, including Millisime pairs, coin date blocks, misplaced overprints, pubs, booklets, 30c. blue overprinted on both sides (used, signed Brun), etc., chiefly mint, fine

€300-400

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60c. mauve, overprint inverted, horizontal pair, used, fine and extremely rare. Signed Brun, Calves. S.G. 24a, £6,500. Yvert €7,700+. Photo

€1,200-1,500

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60c. mauve, overprint inverted, used with 25c. on envelope registered from Chevreuil to Constantine with arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope with a vertical filing fold well clear of the adhesives, fine and extremely rare. The only known example of the variety on cover. Signed Calves. S.G. 24a, Maury €30,000. Photo

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€200-250

75c. blue, overprint double, original gum, fine. Signed Brun (twice). S.G. 30a, £275. Yvert 26a, €360

€80-100

40c. to 5f. Merson type, collection (34) on leaves, including 1f., 3f. and 5f. background misplaced, misplaced overprints, etc., mint except three, chiefly fine

€150-200

45c. green and pale blue, overprint double, very lightly hinged, fine. Signed Brun (twice). S.G. 21a, £250. Yvert 21a, €385

€80-100

1928-41 1c. to 5f. (22 values), 1927 Wounded Soldiers and 1930 Centenary (slightly cut down) Epreuves de Luxe, a few small marginal tears, fine

€150-200

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25c. and 40c. imperforate coussinet d’impression proofs in black, each in a corner block of twenty-five (5x5), fine and rare

€200-250

1f.50 ultramarine and blue and 10f. carmine and brown, each in a vertical pair from the upper corner of the sheet, variety perforate and imperforate se-tenant, unmounted mint. The 1f.50 signed Brun. S.G. 64, 69 vars., Maury 85c, 85d, €10,000. Photo

€1,500-2,000

10f. carmine and brown, 20f. yellow-green and bright violet, each variety “broken extra tree”, unmounted mint or large part original gum, fine. S.G. 69-70 vars., Yvert 84c, 85b, €990

€150-200

And 1927 surcharges, the specialised collection on leaves, many hundreds, including proofs, collective proofs containing 22 values (2, one trimmed, the other with slightly ragged margins), Millisimes, coin date blocks, booklets and booklet panes, postal stationery, varieties with 50c. blue, 50c. scarlet and 75c. carmine vertical pairs perf. and imperf., the high values with 1f. to 20f. collective proof containing 8 values, centers displaced, “Five trees” and “Fifth tree broken” (values to 20f.), etc., chiefly mint and fine

€400-600

1927 Wounded Soldiers, collection (100+) on leaves, including collective proof, sets mint and on cover, varieties with “Broken tree” in pairs with normal, etc., fine. S.G. 72-84

€100-150

1927 5c. on 4c. brown, surcharged in blue, large part original gum, fine and rare. S.G. 92var., Yvert 86a, €1,500. Photo

€200-250

1930 Centenary 75

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Epreuve de luxe in special folder with Philatelic Exhibition 10f. + 10f., fine. S.G. 93-106P. Yvert €525

€80-100

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Another Epreuve de luxe but with the fourteen stamps printed on silk, some staining on reverse, fine and rare. Photo

€600-800

A selection of twenty-two die proofs, including eight without value (6 in black), 5f. + 5f. imperforate block of four, epreuve de luxe (signed), good to fine. Photo

€800-1,000

5f. + 5f. brown and deep green, unmounted mint, gum crease at top, fine. Signed Brun, Roumet, etc. Yvert 99b, €600. Photo

€100-150

5f. + 5f. imperforate colour trials in carmine and green and in carmine and purple, ungummed, fine. S.G. 105P. Photo

€120-150

5f. + 5f. imperforate colour trials in brown and green and in carmine and purple, ungummed, fine. S.G. 105P. Photo

€120-150

5f. + 5f. carmine and deep green, variety centre inverted, very lightly hinged, fine and rare. Only 50 examples known. S.G. 105a, £850, Yvert 99a, €825. Photo

€250-300

Collection on leaves (130+), including essays (5), collective proof, mint and used and imperf. sets, Exhibition 10f. + 10f. imperf. block of ten, souvenir covers and cards, etc., fine

€300-400

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1936-58, specialised collection in eight large Lighthouse albums contained in two cartons, thousands, including 1937 Paris Exhibition and 1937 Constantine with Epreuves de luxe, colour essays, “ANNULE” overprints, later issues with artists proofs, collective proofs, unadopted essays, 1938 25c. on 50c. with varieties, 1940 Soldier’s dependents fund set with surcharge missing, 1942 unissued 10f. Petain epreuve de luxe, a superb range of later issues with special blocks, varieties, prepared for use but not issued Military Medal 20f. + 5f. (two imperf. colour trials and the intended colours cancelled on card), Air Mails, precancellations, Postage Dues, etc., fine. A splendid lot. Buyer to collect

€3,000-5,000

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Street in the Casbah 90c. scarlet with “PETROLE/HAHN” pub., unmounted mint, hinged in margin, fine. Yvert 137Aa, €1,550. Photo

€200-250

90c. scarlet with “CONTRE/LA/CHUTE/DES CHEVEUX” pub., unmounted mint, fine. Calves Certificate (2006). Yvert 137Aa. Photo

€200-250

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90c. scarlet with “BYRRH/STIMULANT !” pub., unmounted mint, fine. Yvert 137Aa. Photo

€200-250

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90c. scarlet with “BYRRH/TONIQUE !” pub., unmounted mint, pencil annotations in margin on reverse, fine. Signed Calves. Yvert 137Aa. Photo

€200-250

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Bars 51⁄ 2 mm. 1f. on 90c. scarlet, horizontal pair, one without surcharge, lightly hinged, fine and rare. S.G. 164c, £1,900. Yvert 158c, €1,900, Photo

€200-250

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Bars 7mm. 1f. on 90c. scarlet, horizontal pair with “DEMANDEZ L’OUVERTURE” pubs., variety one without surcharge (small traces of bars only), unmounted mint, fine. Signed Brun. S.G. 165b, £1,900. Yvert 158Ab, €1,800. Photo

€250-300

Short bars 1f. on 90c. scarlet, horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, the first stamp without surcharge, large part original gum, fine. Signed Brun. S.G. 164c, £1,900, Yvert 158c, €1,900. Photo

€200-250

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1941-42 90c. + 60c. scarlet, horizontal pair, one without surcharge, very lightly hinged, fine and rare. S.G. 173c, var., Yvert 167b, €1,100

€150-200

1945 Airmen and Dependents Fund 1f.50 + 3f.50 grey-blue without the red “RF” overprint, epreuve de luxe, fine

€150-200

1945 Airmen and Dependents 1f.50 + 3f.50 grey blue, “ALGERIE” omitted, lightly hinged, another but with “RF” omitted unmounted mint from the right of the sheet, fine. S.G. 249a, b, £1,350, Yvert 245a, b, €1,265. Photo

€200-250

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1945 Stamp Day 2f. + 3f. brown-purple, horizontal pair one without overprint (overprint albino), the error unmounted mint, the normal stamp with a tiny gum thinning, fine and one of the major rarities of Algeria. Guy du Vachet certificate (2009). S.G. 251a, £3,750, Maury 243b, €5,000. Photo

€750-1,000

1947 Air “-10%” on 5f. scarlet, surcharge inverted, lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 265var., Dallay 7a, €750

€100-150

–– “-10%” on Air 5f. scarlet, surcharge inverted, unmounted mint, fine. Dally 7, €1,000. Photo

€150-200

–– “-10%” on Air 5f. scarlet, surcharge double, unmounted mint, fine. Dallay 7a, €1,200. Photo

€150-200

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1957-62 collection of sixty-four mostly stampless covers and eighteen fronts with cachets of S.A.S. and one S.A.U., various types, chiefly fine. An interesting group

€300-400

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1958 (3 March) envelope from Paris to Constantine franked 20c., from mail intercepted by the F.L.N. with blue A.L.N. Willaya 2, Zone 2, Reg. 1 cachet on front, on reverse red Willaya 2, Mintaka 3, Nahia 3 cachet, a variety of handstamps with “EXPLOITATION OPERATIONNELLE”, “SECRET/CONFIDENTIEL”, etc., fine and rare. Photo

€150-200

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1959 (11 Dec.) envelope from Chartres to Constantine, also from mail intercepted by the F.L.N., a variety of cachets and markings, fine and scarce. Photo

€150-200

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1962 War Orphans fund 1f. + 9f. olive-green, black and red, unmounted mint block of four and showing double vertical perforations at right, fine. S.G. 395a, £1,400+

€100-150

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–– 1f. + 9f. olive-green red and black, pair and five singles, unmounted mint or large part original gum, fine. S.G. 395a, £2,450

€120-160

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1965 prepared for use but not issued Afro-Asian Conference 30c. and 60c., unmounted mint and from the right of the sheet, fine and scarce. Photo

€120-150

1970-71 Mosques 30c. multicoloured variety yellow omitted, unmounted mint block of twenty-five (5x5) from the foot of the sheet, fine and with a normal block for comparison. S.G. 570var.

€500-700

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1918 Oran provisional 10c. violet, two used examples (one on small piece, signed Brun), fine. Yvert 1, €1,470

€200-250

–– 10c. violet, tied to small envelope franked France 10c. Sower, light vertical filing fold not affecting the adhesives, fine and scarce. Yvert 1, €3,850. Photo

€450-500

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1924 60c. blue tête-bêche pair, contained in a block of six (3x2) from the foot of the sheet, unmounted mint, fine and scarce. Signed Roumet. Maury 15A, €6,000+. Photo

€700-900

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1795, entire with contents (written in Arabic), addressed to Sigr. Meyer-Pinto in Mogador, fine and the earliest known letter from Morocco. Extremely rare. Fine. Photo

€800-1,000

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1870 wrapper, with contents (REGULATIONS Established by the Moorish Government at the ports of Morocco, with the concurrence of the Representatives of Foreign Governments, for the prevention of irregularities in the casting of Ballast from Vessels within Moorish Harbours.) endorsed Service Royal, addressed to the Netherlands Vice Consulate in Mogador; fine and rare. Photo

€300-400

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1871 (8 Nov.) entire letter from Marseilles to Tanger bearing 1863-70 80c. with “2240” gros chiffres cancellation, endorsed “Voie de Espagne & Gibraltar” and with greenish “C.ESPANOL EN MARRUECOS/TANGIER” datestamp of 17 Nov. and on reverse franked Spain 1870-71 10m. pale rose, four examples arranged as a strip (one defective with lozenge of dots cancellations; tiny faults but an exceptionally rare mixed franking). The only recorded example. Calves (2008) and Scheller (2007) Certificates. S.G. 121. Photo Photos also appear on pages 21 and 25

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1876 (Feb.) envelope to Oran bearing France 1871-76 30c. brown with Tanger grille cancellation and dotted circle Tanger datestamp alongside, arrival on reverse, some stain spots, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. 206. Photo

€1,500-2,000

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1906 10/20c. claret (lie-de-vin), block of four from the top of the sheet, neatly cancelled, fine and scarce. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 1, €2,400+. Photo

€300-350

1906-07 10/20c., collection of forty, including imperforate single, strip of three imperf. vertically, strip of four containing imperf. between pair, etc., etc., unused and used, chiefly fine. Yvert 1A

€150-200

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Spanish Currency: 1896 5c. to 50c., 2p., part original gum or unused, some small faults. Scarce. Yvert 8A-12, 15. €13,800. Photo

€600-800

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–– 5c. yellow-green, complete sheet of fifty (10x5), unmounted mint (hinged in margins), some split perforations and wrinkles, fine and fresh. Almost certainly unique. A wonderful showpiece. Yvert 8A, €115,000++. Photo Photos also appear on page 27

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Spanish Currency: 75c. blue, block of four, part original gum, the lower pair remaining unmounted mint, traces of stain at left, fine. Yvert 13, €1,800+. Photo

€200-250

–– 1p. violet, block of four, original gum with three remaining unmounted mint, well centred, fine. Yvert 14, €1,800++. Photo

€250-300

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1897 perforation 131⁄ 2 5c. green, horizontal pair on envelope with Marakech cancellations of 5 June 1901, 20c. yellow-green on envelope with Azemour cancellation of 19 Aug. 1898, perforation 11 50c. violet on envelope with Azemour cancellation of 8 Aug. 1898 and with Marrakech arrival of 10 Aug. on reverse, good to fine. Yvert 37, 40, 42a. Photo

€600-800

–– 25c. blue, large part original gum, fresh and fine. With Brun Certificate (2009). Yvert 40, €1,500. Photo

€200-250

–– Perforation 11 10c. red, fine used. Rare. Scheller Certificate (2009). Photo. Yvert 38a, €1,500. Photo

€200-250

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1891 25c. red, tied to envelope addressed to Tanger by violet J. Brudo c.d.s. of 15 July 1892 with Mazagan datestamp of 21 July alongside and additionally bearing Gibraltar 10c. tied by “A25” barred oval cancellation, fine. Yvert 44. Photo

€400-600

1893-95 10c. blue vertical pair, used with French Office 1891-1900 1pc. on 10c. and tied by Mazagan dotted circle cancellations of 18 Oct. 1893, on reverse J. Brudo c.d.s. of 16 Oct. and arrival of 19 Oct.; part of flap missing a traces of staining, fine. Yvert 47. Photo

€300-400

–– 10c. blue and 25c. rose, tied by J. Brudo c.d.s. of 25 June 1893 to envelope registered to Sierra Leone, additionally franked French Office 1891-1900 50c. on 50c. with Mazagan dotted circle cancellation of the same date, on reverse oval Liverpool transit and on front violet Freetown arrival, fine and rare. Yvert 47, 49. Photo

€600-800

–– 10c. blue and 25c. rose, tied by J. Brudo cancellation of 25 Aug. 1893 to opened-out envelope addressed to France additionally bearing French Office 1891-1900 25c. on 25c. tied by Mazagan dotted circle of 30 Aug.; part of flap missing from reverse and a small sealed tear at left, fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 47, 49. Photo

€300-400

–– 20c. brown and French Office 1891-1900 20c. on 20c. tied to envelope dated 27 Aug. 1896 addressed to Mazagan, “RABAT” dotted circle cancellations and with J. Brudo c.d.s. alongside; fine. Behr Certificate (1996). Yvert 48. Photo

€200-250

–– 20c. brown diagonal bisect used with French Office 1891-1900 10c. on 10c. on envelope to Marrakech, both tied by “RABAT” dotted circle cancellations of 14 Jan. 1899; small part of flap missing from reverse, otherwise fine and rare. Yvert 48. Photo

€400-600

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1893-95 20c. brown horizontal pair, 1p. yellow, tied by J. Brudo cancellations of 25 Dec. 1896 to envelope to Tanger additionally franked French Office 1891-1900 20c. on 20c., 50c. on 50c. with “MAZAGAN” dotted circle cancellations of 31 Dec.; the envelope slightly crumpled and with small perimeter faults. A spectacular and rare mixed franking. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 48, 51. Photo

€800-1,000

–– 50c. blue error of colour, unused without gum, small repair at left, also 10c. blue used on piece with a small part of the adjoining stamp at right clearly showing the “5” of the 50c. error of colour; fine. The first with Behr Certificate (1999) (“T.B., RR”), the second with Scheller Certificate Certificate (2009). Yvert 50b. Photo

€1,500-2,000

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1895 re-engraved 10c. blue-grey on French Office 1891-1900 5c. on 5c. postal stationery envelope addressed to Marseilles, “TANGER-MAROC” cancellations of 11 April 1895, fine. Yvert 51B. Photo

€200-250

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–– 10c. blue-grey, tied by J. Brudo cancellation of 13 Feb. 1899 to envelope additionally franked French Office 1891-1900 10c. on 10c. with “MAZAGAN” dotted circle cancellation, addressed to Tanger, flap missing from reverse, fine. Yvert 51B. Photo

€300-400

–– 10c. blue-grey, tied by J. Brudo cancellation of 27 Jan. 1899 to envelope addressed to Castres, additionally franked French Office 1891-1900 25c. on 25c. with “MAZAGAN” dotted circle cancellation of 29 Jan.; fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 51B. Photo

€150-200

–– 10c. blue-grey, tied by J. Brudo cancellation of 4 June 1897 to French Office 1891-1900 10c. on 10c. postal stationery card with “MAZAGAN” dotted circle cancellation, addressed to Switzerland, arrival on front, fine and rare. Yvert 51B. Photo

€300-400

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–– 10c. blue-grey, used with French Office 1891-1900 10c. on 10c., both tied by “RABAT” dotted circle cancellations of 30 June 1900 to envelope addressed to Marrakech, taxed by 1899 20c. blue-green postage due cancelled by J. Brudo datestamp of 2 July on arrival; very small traces of stains but nevertheless fine and very rare. Yvert 51B, 71. Photo

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1897 5c. blue, tied to p.p.c. (Souvenir de Marrakech) addressed to Parma by light “MARRAKECH/5 DIC. 1899” cancellation and additionally franked Morocco Agencies 10c. carmine with “A26” barred oval cancellation, Gibraltar (15 Dec.) and Parma (20 Dec.) transit and arrival datestamps; small punch hole, otherwise fine. A rare, interesting and attractive combination franking. Signed Calves. With Sorani (2007) and Scheller (2007) Certificates. Yvert 53. Photo

€800-1,000

–– 5c. blue to 1p. violet, the set of six values, tied by violet “MAZAGAN/2 GIU 97” cancellations and Gibraltar 10c. rose and 20c. olive tied by oval Tangier cancellations of 24 May to envelope registered to Marrakech and re-addressed to Stadthahen, Germany; some small stains and minor perimeter faults but fine and a spectacular mixed franking. With Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 53-58, Photo

€1,000-1,200

–– 10c. rose with unclear Marrakech cancellation, used with Morocco Agencies 10c. carmine-red on envelope addressed to Tangiers, arrival datestamp of 2 Dec. 1899 on reverse; flap missing otherwise fine and a scarce combination franking. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 54. Photo

€300-400

–– 10c. rose and 25c. olive-green, tied to envelope from Mazagan to Marrakech by light cancellations with unclear dates, some small stains, fine. Yvert 54-55. Photo

€150-200

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1897 10c. rose and 25c. olive-green, tied by oval “MARRAKECH/23 DEC 98” cancellation to envelope registered to Johannesburg additionally franked by Morocco Agencies 25c. blue (2) with “A26” barred oval cancellation, transit and arrival markings on front and reverse; small stains but fine and an exceptionally rare destination. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 54, 55. Photo

€1,000-1,500

–– 10c. rose postal stationery card, additionally franked Morocco Agencies 10c. rose, addressed to Austria and with Gibraltar “A26” duplex cancellation of 3 May 1898, blue arrival datestamp on front, fine and rare. Photo

€400-500

–– 10c. rose postal stationery card with violet “MAZAGAN” cancellation of 16 May 1897, additionally franked Gibraltar 5c. green with “TANGIER/10 MY/97” cancellation, endorsed Not Known and (to be return); fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Photo

€200-250

–– 10c. rose postal stationery card, additionally franked French Office 1891-1900 25c. on 25c., addressed to Germany and with “CASABLANCA” dotted circle cancellation, transit and arrival markings, the card a little soiled and other small faults. Rare. Photo

€200-250

–– 10c. rose postal stationery card, additionally franked Gibraltar 10c. rose with Tangier “A21” duplex cancellation, addressed to Hungary and with Pesc arrival datestamp on the front; the card with light corner creases, fine and a rare destination. Photo

€300-400

1897, selection comprising 5c., 10c., 25c. and 1p. imperforate, 10c. on cover to Magazan, postal stationery 5c., 10c. and 20c. unused, 5c. used, 5c., 10c. and 20c. cancelled to order; good to fine

€400-500

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1899 5c. to 1p., set of seven Proofs in black printed on a sheet of Service Postal “Mazagan Marakech” note paper with Arabic message and signed by P. Brudo, light folds clear of the impressions, fine and very rare. Yvert 62-68P. Photo

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1899 10c. black and blue, tied by J. Brudo c.d.s. of 1 Dec. 1899 to Morocco Agencies 10c. red newspaper wrapper with “A26” barred oval cancellation, addressed to Germany, transit markings, fine. Yvert 63. Photo

€400-500

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1899 10c. black and blue, eight used on separate covers, three are with J. Brudo cancellations of 1900, the others with Marrakech dotted circle cancellations of 1901, mixed condition. Yvert 63

€350-400

147 ័

1899 Postage Due 10c. black and green, tied by J. Brudo cancellation to part front dated 8 Feb. 1900 which also bears France Sage 25c., stains but rare. Yvert 70. Photo

€100-150

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1898 “10/CENTIMOS” on 5c. green, used, 15c. blue part original gum and 1p. brown, used, creased, fine and scarce. Yvert 89, 91A, 91C. €2,150. Photo

€250-300

–– Black “5 CENTIMES” on 10c. carmine, violet “5*centimes” on 10c. carmine, both with handstamp inverted, tied to p.p.c. (The Sultan Mulai Abdul Hadif) and cancelled Marrakech, small scuffs on the picture side, scarce. Yvert 97a, 97c

€200-250

1896 surcharges, selection of twenty-five, including 10c. on 50c. surcharge inverted (2), type III 10c. on 5c., varieties, etc., chiefly fine

€150-200

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1896 5c. violet and 10c. orange, tied by “CORREOS TANGER MARRUECOS” datestamp of 4 Jan. 1896 to envelope registered to Manchester additionally franked French Offices 1891-1900 5c. on 5c. with “TANGER-MAROC” cancellation and Gibraltar 5c., 10c. (2) and 20c. with “A26” barred oval cancellations, small portion missing from the front and other faults. Rare. Yvert 105, 106. Photo Photos also appear on pages 27, 31 and 39

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1892 5c. green (pair), 10c. black, 15c. blue (pair), tied by boxed “TANGER/2 SEPT 92/MAROC” cancellation or penstrikes to envelope registered to Alcazar, endorsed “Inconnu a Alcazar” and on reverse additionally franked Gibraltar 5c, green and 10c. rose (pair) with Tangier “A26” duplex cancellation; slight stains, one 5c. creased, fine and rare. Yvert 121, 122,123. Photo

€1,000-1,200

Tetouan to Chechouan 153

刂អ B

154

155

1897 5c. green, 50c. carmine and 75c. blue, all in blocks of four from the foot or corner of the sheet, part original gum (paper hinge remainders on the 50c. and 75c.), the 5c. with perfs. trimmed at top, fine and extremely rare. Each with Behr Certificate (2003). Yvert 146, 150, 151, €6,000. Photo

€600-800

–– 10c. orange, horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, large part original gum, fine and rare. Signed Calves. Yvert 147 var. Photo

€150-200

–– 25c. yellow, part original gum, centred to right, fine and rare. Brun Certificate (2009). Yvert 149, €2,000. Photo

€200-250

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157

1897 75c. blue, block of thirty (6x5), unmounted mint, some small stains and a few split perforations, fine and fresh. Rare. Yvert 151, €7,500+. Photo

€800-1,000

–– 2p. blue-green, large part original gum, paper hinge remnants, good colour, fine and scarce. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 153, €1,800. Photo

€200-250

Tetouan to El Ksar El Kebir 158

刂អ ᔛ B

1897 10c. green and 25c. violet, both in blocks of nine (3x3), unmounted mint, a few split perforations and wrinkles, fresh and fine. Yvert 155, 157, €2,890. Photo

€300-400

អ 159 +

–– 10c. green unmounted mint block of four, 25c. violet used block of four (slight stains), fine. Yvert 155, 157, €1,320

€120-150

160

1897, collection of fifteen stamps and three 5c. postal stationery cards (2 used), including 5c. to 1p. unused, 25c. imperf. between horizontal pair, etc., chiefly fine

€150-200

161

Collection on stockcards, 128 stamps, including El Ksar to Ouezzan 1896 set, Fez to Meknes 1897 set, Postage Due 20c. imperf. between pair, Mazagan to Marrakesh 1897 50c. on cover, 1891 25c. cancelled sheet of 80, 1893-95 5c. imperforate between horizontal pair, 10c. essay pair, 10c. on cover (3), Mogador to Agadir 1900 set, Safi to Marrakech 1899 10c. figures double, Tanger to Arzila 1896 set, Tetouan to Chechouan 1896 set, 1897 50c., etc., chiefly good to fine

€400-600

Sherifian Post 162

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Undated opened-out envelope to Casablanca with octagonal Fez cachet in violet and circular Casablanca arrival in blue; fine. Believed to be unique, Du Vachet Certificate (2009). Maury types 11, 4. Photo PROVENANCE: Bustamante

€500-600

1892 octagonal handstamps, collection of eighty entires and ninety-four pieces housed in a large black Lighthouse album, strikes in black, violet, blue, red, etc., chiefly fine and a most interesting group

€1,500-2,000

1904, letter (with part of envelope) bearing the seal of Sultan Abdel Aziz, violet octagonal Fez seal (Maury type 11) on the envelope, fine and rare. Photo

€400-600

1912 Proofs 165

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166

ᔛ P

167

P ᔛ

168

ᔛ P អ B

169

P អ ᔛ B

170

ᔛ P អ B

171

ᔛ P អ B

Unfinished impression of Alssouas Mosque design, completed impressions of the 10m., 25m. and 50m. in black, mounted on a sheet of yellowish paper, signed by the designer P. Legat and inscribed Premier epreuve, fine

€200-300

2m., 5m., 10m. (2) and 50m., imperforate die proofs in black on various white papers, some faults in the margins clear of the designs; fine

€200-250

25m. blue (4, slight shades) and 50m. violet, large die proofs (approximately 125x170mm.) on thin vertically laid paper; fine

€200-250

Narrow margins 5m. green, wide margins 5m. green and 10m. red, each in imperforate blocks of fifty (2 panes of 25), ungummed, the 10c. on glazed paper; some creasing, fine. Yvert 3, 11, 12

€200-300

Narrow margins 5m. blue-green imperforate sheet of twenty-five (5x5) with impression of the 10m. brown printed over, ungummed, fine and unique. Yvert 3-4 P

€400-500

Narrow margins 5m. blue-green, two panes of twenty-five (each 5x5), imperforate and without gum, affixed to sheets of paper, signed by the Designer P. Legat and endorsed Bon a tirer and Premier tirage, folded, fine. Yvert 3 P

€150-200

Narrow margins 25m. blue, imperforate proof sheet of twenty (5x4) on thin card, traces of staining on reverse, fine. Yvert 5 P

€200-250

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176

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刂អ ᔛ B

ᔛ P+ អ

ᔛ P អ B

刂អ ᔛ B

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ᔛ P អ B

178

ᔛ P អ B

Wide margins 1m. grey-brown and 50m. violet, both values in imperforate proof sheets of twenty-five (5x5) showing complete double impressions, ungummed, some creases and stains. Yvert 9, 14P

€200-300

Wide margins 1m. to 50m., the set of six in imperforate blocks of ten (5x2) from the foot of the sheets, with wide margins at foot showing albino impressions of the plate border, unmounted mint, some small stains, fine

€200-300

Wide margins 1m. to 50m., the set of six values in the issued colours in imperforate sheets of twenty-five (5x5) on thin ungummed paper, endorsed “Bon a tirer” and signed by the designer P. Legat; some staining but fine and rare. Yvert 9-14P

€1,000-1,500

Wide margins 1m. to 50m., the set of six in imperforate sheets of twenty-five (5x5), in the issued colours, with gum, mostly lightly affixed to sheets of thin paper, mint, some light stains, fine and rare. Yvert 9-14P

€1,000-1,500

Wide margins 1m. to 50m., the set of six in blocks of twenty-five, mint, 2c. and 10c. showing paper makers watermark, a few light stains and some parts of selvedge missing, fine. S.G. 7-12, Yvert 9-14, €500+

€75-100

Wide margins 1m. to 50m., the set of six values in imperforate panes of 25 (5x5) in the issued colours, unmounted mint, some slight stains, fine. Yvert 9-14

€200-250

Wide margins 2m., 25m. and 50m., each in an imperforate block of 100 (4 panes of 25), unused without gum, some stains and creases, the 50c. showing one pane with double (sideways) impressions, fine. Yvert 10, 13, 14

€100-150

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1m. to 50m., collection of imperforate blocks, over 2,200 stamps, all values, including blocks, panes, double panes, sheets, various papers with glazed, double impressions, etc., fine

€1,500-2,000

Collection of over 650 perforated, all values, including narrow margins 50c. block of six, wide margins 1m. 2m., 5m., 10m., 2m. panes of 25, 2m. two panes of 25 with one or two horizontal rows of perforations missing, etc., chiefly good to fine

€150-200

1m. with bilingual Marrakech c.d.s. on p.p.c. (Place Jemaa-el-Fna); 2m. with violet “CAMPAGNE DE MAROC” c.d.s. on p.p.c. (Casablanca); 2m. tied by violet Arabic cancellation to p.p.c. (Meknes); 10m. with red bilingual “CASABLANCA” cancellation on p.p.c. (Fez) additionally franked 5m. on 5m. on the picture side; also 50m. violet-grey, two used blocks of four, good to fine

€100-150

1m. to 50m., the set of six values tied to piece of “ADMINISTRATION DES TELEGRAPHES CHERIFIENS” note paper by all Arabic or bilingual Fes cancellations of 27 May 1912; the note paper stained, folded and with small split along the fold. Yvert 1-6

€100-150

5m. and 10m. (2) affixed to envelope addressed to Germany from a member of the Foreign Legion, endorsed Troups du Occupation de Morocc, the stamps not accepted on foreign mail and charged 50c. postage due; some faults but a scarce and interesting envelope. Yvert 3, 4. Photo

€100-150

5m., 10m., 25m. and 50m. tied by bilingual Fes cancellations of 23 May 1912 to envelope addressed to France, additionally franked 1911-17 10 on 10c. with dotted circle Tanger cancellation; fine. Yvert 3-6. Photo

€300-350

10m. vermilion, tied by violet Meknes double ring cancellation to envelope addressed to Leipzig additionally franked French Offices 1911 25 on 25c. with dotted Tanger cancellation, “TRESOR ET POSTES AUX ARMEES” datestamp alongside, some perimeter faults, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 4. Photo

€150-200


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25m. blue, tied by Fes cancellation to envelope endorsed Troupes d’occupation du Maroc Occidental and countersigned at lower-left, addressed to Buenos Aires, the stamp should not have been accepted and is ringed by blue crayon and with “T” in triangle alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse, fine and scarce. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Photo

€100-150

1913 Surcharges 187

188

189

“05” on 50m. slate-purple, from the upper-right corner of the sheet, unused without gum, some short perforations as usual, fine and rare. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 7, €1,900. Photo

€150-200

“05” on 50m. and manuscript “0.10” on 50m., large part original gum, the latter from the top of the sheet, a few short perforations as usual, fine. Rare. Each with Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 7-8, €3,800. Photo

€500-600

Manuscript “0.10” on 50m. slate-purple, part original gum from the top of the sheet, small thin, otherwise fine. Yvert 8, €1,900. Photo

€100-150

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–– “0.10” on 50m. slate-purple, tied to unaddressed coloured p.p.c., fine, attractive and rare. Yvert 8, €2,200 (used). Photo

€300-350

191



–– “0.10” on 50m. slate-purple, tied to unaddressed p.p.c., fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 8, €2,200. Photo

€300-350

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196

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5c. on 5c. type II, 10c. on 10c. (pair), 25c. on 25c., tied by blue dotted circle “MOGADOR MAROC” cancellations to envelope registered to Sierra Leone, transit and arrival markings, fine and a very scarce destination. Yvert 2a, 3, 5

€100-120

10c. on 25c. black on rose, the error of surcharge, part original gum, fine and scarce, S.G. 4a, £850, Yvert 5d, €1,200. Photo

€150-200

10c. on 25c. black on rose, the error, part original gum, fine. A rare stamp. Signed Their, Brun. Yvert 5d, €1,200. Photo

€150-200

10c. on 25c. black on rose, surcharged on the wrong value, part original gum, fine. Signed Brun. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). S.G. 4a, Yvert 5d, €1,200. Photo

€120-150

5c. on 25c. black on rose, 25c. on 25c. black on rose surcharge double, one inverted, both in imperforate blocks of four, unused without gum as always, a little thinned, good to fine. Yvert 5e, 5cb, €2,200. Photo

€200-250

25c. on 25c. black on rose, surcharge double, one inverted, imperforate block of four se-tenant with 5c. on 25c. block of four, unused without gum with interpanneau margin between, unused without gum, creases and wrinkles but fine and a unique piece. Yvert 5e, 5cb. Photo

€1,000-1,500

Selection of twenty-five, including imperforate 5c. on 5c. (single and block of four), 5c. on 5c. surcharge inverted (2), perforated 25c. on 25c. surcharge double (2), 5c. on 5c., 10c. on 10c., 20c. on 20c., 25c. on 25c., 50c. on 50c. and 1p. on 1f. on cover to Switzerland, etc., chiefly fine

€150-200

1893 Postage Due Stamps Handstamped at Tangier For Postal Use 199 ័

5c. black and 10c. black, each tied to small pieces by Tangier cancellations, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificates (2009). S.G. 12-13, £1,000. Yvert 9-10, €2,200. Photo

€300-350

200 ័

5c. black and 10c. black, tied to separate pieces by Tangier cancellations, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificates (2009). Yvert 9-10, €2,200. Photo

€300-350

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5c. black and 10c. black, tied to local envelope (small part of flap missing), fine and rare. The 5c. with accidental variety letters “POS” of “POST” omitted. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 9-10. Photo

€500-600

202 ័

10c. black, tied to piece by Tanger c.d.s. of 6 Feb. 1893, fine. Partly lifted and signed Brun. Yvert 10, €900

€100-150



10c. black, horizontal strip of four, tied to envelope addressed to Gibraltar, Tanger cancellations of 6 Feb. 1903, a stamp missing at left and the last stamp in the strip a little damaged, otherwise fine and an exceptional franking. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 10. Photo

€800-1,000

1902-03 5c. on 5c., 10c. on 10c., 20c. on 20c. and 25c. on 25c., each in an imperforate block of four, unused without gum as always, fine. Rare. Each with Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 11d, 12a, 13a, 14a, €3,200. Photo

€450-500

–– 25c. on 25c. blue, from the foot of the sheet and showing variety “MAROC” printed in the margin, fine. A striking and very rare variety. Yvert 14. Photo

€100-150

203

204

205

ᔛ P+ អ

1903 Postage Due Stamps Handstamped “P.P.” for Postal Use 206



5c. blue, uncancelled on unaddressed envelope with “TANGER/MAROC” datestamp of 10 Oct. 1903 (first day) alongside; the envelope creased, the adhesive partly lifted and signed Brun. Yvert 18, €1,600. Photo

€200-250

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5c. blue, on small local envelope with “TANGER/MAROC” datestamp of 11 Oct. alongside, fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 18. Photo

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208



5c. blue horizontal pair, on envelope to Mazagan with “TANGER/MAROC” 10 Oct. 1903 datestamp at upper-right; the envelope slightly foreshortened at left, creased and small portion missing, fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 18. Photo

€400-450

209 ័

5c. blue, horizontal Millisime “3” pair, used on small piece, fine and rare. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 18. Photo

€400-450

210 ័

5c. blue and 10c. brown, used on small piece with “TANGER/MAROC” 10 Oct. 1903 datestamp alongside, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 18-19. Photo

€500-550



5c. blue and 10c. brown (handstamp horizontal, double), used with 1902-03 20c. on 20c. on envelope to Tanger with “TANGER/MAROC” datestamp of 10 Oct. 1903 alongside, fine and rare. Brun Certificate (2009). Yvert 18, 19a. Photo

€700-800

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214

5c. blue, horizontal pair (one handstamp double) on envelope addressed to El Ksar el Kebir, “TANGER/MAROC” datestamp of 10 Oct. 1903 alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse; small part of flap missing, tear to the front of the envelope and traces of stains; fine and unique. Yvert 18 var. Photo

€1,200-1,500

1907-10 Blanc 1c. grey, imperforate horizontal pair without surcharge, large part original gum, fine and scarce. Signed Roumet. Yvert 20var. Photo

€100-150

1911-50, selection on stockcards, including 1911-17 25c. overprinted in black, 1914-21 25c. “PROTECTORAT FRANCAISE” in black and in red (5), 1p. on 1f. surcharge omitted (2), 2p. on 2f. “PROTECTORAT FRANCAISE” omitted (11), 1914 Red Cross 10c. + 5c. Oujda issue (faults), 1917 1c. to 10f. in blocks of four, 1918-24 “TANGER” set in blocks of four, 1930-31 50c. on 60c. surcharge inverted, Air Mails 1922-27 75c. blue type I block of nine, 1931 1f. on 1f.40 surcharge inverted, 1950 Casablanca-Dakar 15f. + 10f. red omitted, Postage Due 1896 1p. on 1f., 1911 10c. on 10c. surcharge double, 1915 1c. on 1c. surcharge double (3), 5c. on 5c. surcharge double, etc., unused, used and some covers, chiefly fine

€600-800

1914-21 215

216

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218

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5c. and 2f. without surcharge, 25c. on 25c. (2 one in black and red) and 2f. “PROTECTORATE FRANCAIS” double, 25c. on 25c. “PROTECTORATE FRANCAIS” omitted, 1f. on 1f. surcharge omitted, large part original gum, chiefly fine. Yvert 40b, 45a, 45b, 45c, 51b, 52, 52c, €1,325

€120-150

2p. on 2f. deep lilac and buff, “PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS” omitted, complete pane of twenty-five (5x5), unmounted mint, four a little creased, fine and fresh. S.G. 55c, £4,500+. Yvert 52c, €4,500+

€500-600

2p. on 2f., “PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS” omitted, 191 mint examples, including block of 20 (2), etc., chiefly fine and many unmounted mint. Yvert 52c, €34,380

€2,000-2,500

2p. on 2f., “PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS” omitted, block of forty (pane of 25 and three rows of 5), cancelled to order, a little soiled at foot, fine. S.G. 55b, £7,200, Yvert 52c, €7,200

€600-800

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Cross composed of four pieces of printers metal 10c. + 5c. (inverted) carmine, part original gum, fresh and fine. One of the rarest French Colonial issues. Roumet Certificate (2009). Yvert 54. €26,000. Photo Note: Only one pane of twenty-five examples surcharged, all with the “5” inverted.

€4,000-5,000

220 ័

Oudjda Issue 10c. + 5c. carmine, tied to small piece by Oudjda c.d.s. of 14 Sept. 1914, fine. Signed Roumet. Yvert 56, €1,350. Photo

€150-200

221 ័

–– 10c. + 5c., tied to piece by Oudjda c.d.s. of 14 Sept. 1914, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 56. Photo

€150-200

222 ័

–– 10c. + 5c., tied to small piece by Oudjda c.d.s. of 14 Sept. 1914, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 56. Photo

€150-200

223 ័

–– 10c. + 5c., tied by Oudjda c.d.s. of 14 Sept. 1914 to small piece, fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Yvert 56. Photo

€150-200

Vermilion Cross composed of three pieces of printer’s metal 10c. + 5c. carmine, block of six (3x2) from the right of the sheet, the upper row with surcharge omitted (tiny traces of the surcharge and Cross on perfs. at foot only), unmounted mint except one, fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Photo. Yvert 57g, €1,800+. Photo

€250-300

219

224

刂អ B

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227

ᔛ E

Carmine Cross composed of three pieces of printer’s metal 10c. + 5c. carmine, block of twenty-five (5x5) with sheet margin (and Millisime “4”) at right, unmounted mint, fine. Scheller Certificate (2009). Yvert 58. €12,500. Photo

€1,500-2,000

–– 10c. + 5c., surcharge double, part original gum, fine. Signed Champion. Yvert 58var. Photo

€500-600

–– Prepared for use but not issued 20c. + 5c. purple-brown, fine. Calves Certificate (1998). Photo

€400-600

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1917 2f., 5f. and 10f. Ruins of Volubillis design, special sheet of twenty-five (5x5) comprising five of each value in the issued colours in a horizontal row and two blank horizontal rows, perforated on ungummed card, fine and extremely rare. Yvert 77-79. Photo

€400-600

229

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1918-24 25c. blue, block of four variety “TANGER” omitted, used, fine and scarce. Yvert 89A, €1,800+. Photo

€250-300

230

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1933 (31 May) second Zeppelin South America flight, envelope registered to Pernambuco via Barcelona, bearing 1933-34 1f., 1922-27 Air 2f., 1933 10f., special violet cachet, arrival datestamp on reverse, fine. Photo

€150-200

1933 Air set of six die proofs in the issued colours but without values, a couple of small stain spots, fine. Yvert PA34-39

€200-250

231

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1944 Air 50c. to 50f., five values in imperforate blocks of four, unused (mostly without gum), good to fine. Photo

€300-400

233

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1945-46, four Epreuve de luxe containing issued or unissued designs by Flandrin and Venke, one creased

€100-150

234

1951-54, perforated epreuve collective with gum, including 1951 Leclerc, 1951-54 Views 5f.+8f., 6f. +18f.+20f., 1952 Solidarity, 1955 Solidarity, etc., chiefly fine and mostly mint

€200-250

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A ᔛ ᔛ P

6f. + 5f. to 11f. + 30f., set of four epreuves de luxe, fine. Yvert PA 89-92, €1,100

€150-200

236

A ᔛ ᔛ P

Another set of four Epreuve de luxe. Yvert PA89-92

€150-200

237

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6f. + 5f. to 11f. + 30f., the set in vertical strips of four from the upper-left corners of the sheets, unmounted mint, faint wrinkles, fine. Yvert PA 89-92, €3,680. Photo

€500-600

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6f. + 5f. to 11f. + 30f., the set of four in unmounted mint blocks of twenty (4x5), fine. Yvert PA89-92, €28,400+. Photo Photo for lot 237 appears on page 53

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6f. + 5f. to 11f. + 30f., the set in blocks of twenty-four (sheets but with the coin date singles removed), unmounted mint, fine. Yvert PA89-92, €22,080. Photo

€2,500-3,000

1954 Marshal Lyautey 50f., six imperforate sheets of twenty-five colour trials in various colours, with gum, some printer’s notations, fine. Yvert 338

€500-600

1956 Education 15f., 20f., 30f. and 50f., each in imperforate sheet of twenty-five colour trials, with gum, fine

€200-250

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Postage Dues 242

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1900 1p. on 1f. rose cream, special printing for the 1900 Exposition, part original gum, fine and rare. One of only two examples recorded. Signed Calves and with Scheller Certificate (2009). Photo

€500-700

–– 1p. on 1f. rose on cream, part original gum, fine and rare. The other of the two recorded examples. Signed Thiaude and with Scheller Certificate (2009). Photo

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1909-10 10c. on 50c. and 30c. on 50c., essays of the surcharge, defaced by red crayon, fine and rare. Calves Certificate (2003). Photo

€300-400

1915 30c. on 30c. bistre, block of nine (3x3) with horizontal interpanneau margin between the first and second rows, the first stamp with variety “protectorat/francais” omitted, part original gum, fine. Yvert T25 var.

€100-150

A fine collection of about 650 Artists proofs, epreuve de luxe, etc. housed in three large black Lighthouse albums contained in a carton, including may artist signed, collectives, colour trials, etc., chiefly fine

€1,500-2,000

Collection of about 23,000 modern mostly imperforate proofs housed in five large black Lighthouse albums contained in a carton, including printers proof sheets (Fournier archive) with notations, presentation sheets, many colourful thematic issues, prepared for use but unissued values, fiscals, etc., chiefly fine

€2,500-3,000

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1899 3c. on 3pf. to 60c. on 50pf., tied to envelope registered to Frankfurt by Mogador cancellations of 16 Nov. 1900, arrival datestamp on reverse; fine. S.G. 1-6

€100-150

249 Spanish Post Offices 249 ័

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1852 (18 April) front with one flap, carried on the ship “Joven Curro” from Estepona to Cueta (Spanish enclave in Northern Morocco), franked 1862 12c. lilac (good margins) with red prephilatelic “(crown)/O/AFRICA” cancellation, Cueta datestamp in the same colour and blue oval “Admin de Todas de Este Pona” cachet; filing fold and a little soiled but fine and exceptionally rare. One of only two recorded items from this period. Graus Certificate. Edifil 13. Photo

€4,000-6,000


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1852 (9 Sept.) front registered from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta to Algeciras bearing 1852 6c. rose (six examples, chiefly with margins all round), tied by three fine strikes of the pre-stamp framed “(crown)/O/AFRICA” and with “CEUTA/9/SET/1852/AFRICA” datestamp below; vertical filing fold affecting one stamp, otherwise fine. The more spectacular of the two known items from this period. Graus Certificate. Edifil 12. Photo

€4,000-6,000

1866 (11 Aug.) envelope from Ceuta to Vera Cruz bearing 1866 10c. de e. green (four) cancelled “CEUTA/CADIZ”, red LONDON/PAID datestamps and black “PD” in oval; small part of flap missing from the reverse but otherwise fine and a unique franking. Photo

€2,500-3,000

1871 (May) envelope (one flap missing) to Barcelona bearing 1870 50m. blue with “C.E.EN MARRUECOS” cancellation, fine and extremely rare. Graus Certificate. S.G. 177. Photo PROVENANCE: Bustamante

€1,500-2,000

1888 (27 Dec.) envelope addressed to Denmark bearing 1879 25c. grey with “CORREO ESPANOL/SAFFI” cancellation; the envelope a little truncated at left, otherwise fine and an extremely rare destination. Photo

€1,000-1,500

1889 (21 Feb.) piece addressed to Melilla bearing 1879 20c. brown, 25c. grey (portion missing) with “CORREO ESPANOL TANGER” cancellations, 50c. lemon and 1p. rosine with oval “C.ESPANOL EN MARUECCOS/CERTIFICADOS/TANGER” cancellation; a small piece missing at the centre, otherwise fine and extremely rare. Comex Certificate (2002). S.G. 266, 267, 269, 270. Photo

€400-600

Tangier 1937-38 vertical overprint 4p. magenta and 10p. brown, large part original gum, fine and fresh. Signed Brun. S.G. 69-60, £750. Photo

€100-150

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20c. and 40c. cancelled by a fine cursive “Da Tunisi” (Sassone 14). Rare. Colla Certificate (2006). Photo

€500-600

20c. and 40c. with fine cursive “Da Tunisi” (Sassone 14) cancellation, fine appearance. 20c. thinned. Signed A.D. Photo

€100-150

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40c. and 80c. (horizontal pair), the 40c. touched at foot, otherwise margins all round, tied to piece by two fine “TUNISI/POSTE SARDE” (Sassone 2) datestamps of 1 June 1858, fine and rare. One of three pieces known with this 2L. franking. E. Diena (1984), Vaccari (1999), Bottacchi (1999) and Colla (2007) Certificates. Photo

€1,000-1,200

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1862 (12 March) entire letter to Paris bearing Sardinia 1855-63 10c. (2) and 80c. (some small faults) with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” (Sassone 3) cancellations of 12 March 1862 in black, red “P.D.” and Lanslebourg entry datestamp; fine and rare, especially addressed to Paris. E. Diena (1986) and Colla (2006) Certificates. Photo

€600-800

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1863 (20 May) front to Genoa bearing Italy 1862 40c. red with “TUNISI/POSTE (Sassone 3) in black, fine and rare. The earliest know use of Italian stamps in Tunisia. E. Diena Certificate (1990). Photo

€1,200-1,500

1863 (15 June), two practically complete strikes of the “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” (Sassone 3) in black on Sardinia 1855-63 80c. horizontal strip of three, close to very large margins, some light creasing, fine and the largest known multiple of the 80c. used in Tunisia. E. Diena (1984) and Colla (2007) Certificates. Photo

€800-1,000

1863 (5 Aug.) piece bearing Sardinia 1855-63 10c. bistre horizontal strip of four, the last stamp cut into, the others with large margins, tied by “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” (Sassone 3) in black, vertical filing fold between the third and fourth stamps, fine. The largest recorded multiple of the 10c. used in Tunisia. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€1,000-1,200

ITALIANE”

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1863 (12 Aug.) front to Genoa bearing Sardinia 1855-63 80c. horizontal strip of three, just touched at left, large margins other sides, tied by “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” (Sassone 3) in black, fine. One of only two recorded 80c. strips used in Tunisia. Signed A.D., Oliva, Bottacchi Certificate (2004). Photo

€1,500-2,000

1863-65 Issue 264 ័

1c. olive-green, Turin printing, horizontal pair tied to piece by “235” in oblong of dots (Sassone 4), fine and extremely rare on this value. E. Diena Certificate (1988). Photo

€200-250



1868 (3 June) entire letter to Genoa bearing London printing 10c., 30c. and 40c. with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations, transit and arrival markings on reverse, fine and rare. Only two entires recorded with this attractive three colour franking. E. Diena (1984), Sorani (2000) and Bottacchi (2004) Certificates. Photo

€1,200-1,500

1868 (2 Sept.) entire to Genoa bearing London printing 10c. buff single and horizontal strip of three with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside; filing fold well clear of the adhesives, fine and rare. Sorani Certificate (1991). Photo

€1,000-1,200

1868 (4 Nov.) entire to Livorno bearing London printing 20c. and 60c. tied by “235” lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside; traces of stains, fine. Signed E. Diena. Photo

€500-600

1869 (10 March) entire to Livorno bearing London printing 20c. and 30c. horizontal pair with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANI” datestamp alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse, filing fold well clear of the adhesives and slight stains, fine. A rare franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

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1869 (10 Nov.) entire to Livorno bearing London printing 40c. rose single, pair and strip of three, “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse; filing fold clear of the adhesives, fine. An exceptionally rare and probably unique franking. E. Diena (1992) and Colla (2007) Certificates. Photo

€1,500-2,000

1871 (15 Feb.) entire to Cagliari bearing Turin printing 10c., 30c. and 40c. with “235” in lozenge of dots cancellations (Sassone 4) and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside, light filing folds, one affecting the 10c. and 30c., fine and an attractive three colour franking. One of only two recorded. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

1871 (4 March) entire to Patti bearing Turin printing 5c. (2), 10c. and 20c. with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations and with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine. A rare and attractive three colour franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

1871 (27 Sept.) entire letter to Paris bearing Turin printing 40c. rose with “235” in lozenge of dots cancellation and additionally tied by blue Lanslebourg entry marking, on reverse oval Livorno forwarding agents handstamp; filing fold clear of the adhesive, fine. An extremely rare forwarded entire. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

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1871 (15 Oct.) entire letter from Suza to Marseilles bearing Turin printing 60c. (3) with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” and red “ITALIE/MARSEILLE” datestamps alongside; filing fold well clear of the adhesives, fine and a unique franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€1,000-1,200

1871 (22 Oct.) entire letter to Marseilles bearing Turin printing 60c. mauve (2) with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” and red “ITALIE/MARSEILLE” datestamps; filing fold clear of the adhesives, fine. Photo

€600-800

1872 (3 April) envelope to Londerberg, Germany bearing Turin printing 5c., 10c. (2), London printing 40c. with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp alongside, cachet of the German Consulate General in Tunis on reverse, fine. An extremely rare destination and a most appealing three colour franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

1873 (17 June) envelope registered to Padova bearing London printing 20c. and Turin printing 30c. (2) with “235” lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE”, “coi Postali Italiani” and boxed “RACCOMANDATO” handstamps alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse; small stains but fine and extremely rare. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

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1873 (29 Aug.) front addressed to Ancona bearing Turin printing 40c. (2) and London printing 2L. scarlet with “235” in lozenge of dots cancellations with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANI” datestamp and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside, vertical filing fold strengthened by archival tape well clear of the adhesives, fine. Very rare usage of the 2L. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

1873 (26 Nov.) entire letter to Livorno bearing Turin printing 5c. (2) and 10c. horizontal strip of three with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellations and with “TUNISI/POSTI ITALIANI” datestamp and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside; filing fold affecting one 10c., otherwise fine. One of only two know letters with this franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

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1873 (31 Dec.) entire to Genoa bearing Turin printing 40c. rose with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside; filing fold and small hole; fine. The last day of official use of the unoverprinted stamps. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

280



1874 (7 Jan.) entire letter to Genoa bearing Turin printing 20c. (2) with a single “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside; filing fold clear of the adhesives and a trifle soiled, fine. Rare use of the unoverprinted stamps after they became invalid and not taxed. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

1874 (21 Jan.) entire from Sousse to Venice bearing Turin printing 40c. rose with “235” in lozenge of dots cancellation with “TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE” and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside; fine. Rare use of the unoverprinted stamps after they became invalid and not taxed. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€600-800

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1874 (24 Jan.) envelope to Alexandria bearing Turin printing 80c. with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside, transit and arrival datestamps on reverse; small part of flap missing, otherwise fine. Rare use of the unoverprinted stamps after they became invalid and not taxed. Photo

€600-800

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1874 (23 July) entire letter to Genoa bearing Turin printing 40c. rose with boxed “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI” (Sassone 8) cancellation and endorsed “Inservibile” in manuscript and with “Da Tunisi” alongside, on arrival taxed by 60c. Postage Due; light filing fold just affecting the Postage Due, fine and rare use of the 40c. after it became invalid. Colla Certificate (2007)

€800-1,000

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1874 (30 Dec.) entire letter to Trieste bearing 5c., 10c. and 40c. with boxed “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI” (Sassone 8) cancellations and a private violet cachet additionally tying the 10c., Da Tunisi and P.D.; filing fold and a few short perfs., fine and a rare three colour franking. E. Diena (1986) and Colla (2007) Certificates. Photo

€400-500

1876 (30 March) entire to Genoa bearing 10c. (2, one defective at foot) and 20c. with boxed “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI” (Sassone 8) cancellations and Da Tunisi alongside; filing fold clear of the adhesive, fine. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€200-250

1876 (17 May) entire letter to Hamburg bearing 30c. brown with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” and “coi Postali Italiani” alongside; light filing folds, fine. A scarce destination. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€200-250

1876 (8 Aug.) entire from Sousse to Venice franked 30c. with boxed “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI” (Sassone 8) cancellation with Da Tunisi alongside; fine. Colla Certificate (2007)

€150-200

1877 (16 May) entire from Sfax to Genoa franked 30c. with “235” in lozenge of dots (Sassone 4) cancellation with coi Postali Italiani alongside; the adhesive with slightly rounded lower-left corner, otherwise fine and rare from Sfax. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€250-300

1878 (30 Jan.) entire from Monastir to Trapani franked 30c. with “235” barred oval (Sassone 5) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” datestamp and coi Postali Italiani alongside; tiny stains and one side flap missing, fine. Colla Certificate (2007)

€100-150


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1878 (30 Oct.) envelope addressed to the Agent of the Bey of Tunis in Livorno, franked 20c. (single and pair) with boxed “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI” (Sassone 8) cancellations and Da Tunisi alongside, fine “MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGER DE TUNIS” seal on reverse. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€300-400

1880 (28 Jan.) envelope to Cairo franked 5c. and 1878-79 20c. with “235” barred oval (Sassone 5) cancellation with “TUNISI/POSTE ITALIANE” and coi Postali Italiani alongside; fine. Photo

€200-300

1881-83 “ESTERO” issue 292 ័

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1883 (26 March) front registered to Genoa bearing 5c. (3), 10c. and 25c. with “235” barred oval (Sassone 5) cancellation; filing fold through one 5c., fine and a scarce three colour franking. Raybaudi (1983) and Colla (2007) Certificates

€100-150

1886 (19 May) large part envelope to Siena franked by 5c., 10c. and 25c. with “235” barred oval cancellations, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine and a scarce three colour franking. Colla Certificate (2007). Photo

€150-200

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1889 (13 March) envelope registered to Palermo bearing 1c. (single, strip of four), 1878-79 20c., 1881-83 5c. (defective) and 10c. (2), “235” barred oval cancellations, small faults but an extraordinary and rare franking. Photo Photos also appear on page 65

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1881 (2 Feb.) large envelope registered to Cagliari franked 30c. (18 singles), 1878-78 10c. with “235” barred oval (Sassone 5) cancellations, boxed “RACCOMANDATO” and coi Postali Italiani, some faults but attractive and a stunning, unique franking. Photo

€1,000-1,500

1844-89 collection of twelve stamps and thirty-six covers/fronts or pieces, including 1855 stampless entire to Paris with blue “TUNISI/POSTE SARDI” datestamp, 1868 entire to Genoa franked Italy 1867 20c. (2) with “235” in lozenge of dots cancellations, 1874 entire to Genoa bearing “ESTERO” 20c. (2) with “235” cancellations, 1889 part registered front bearing “ESTERO” 40c. and 2L. with “235” barred oval cancellations, etc., mixed condition

€700-900

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1771 (3 Jan.) entire letter to Marseilles, without markings, inscribed “D.L.C.” (Dieu la conduise), fine and a rare early letter. Photo

€300-400

French Post Offices 298



1841-1917 selection of eleven covers, including 1841 two disinfected entire letters from the same correspondence from Tunis to Basle, 1866 stampless entire with Tunis dotted circle c.a.d. and red “TUNIS-PAR BONE/ALGERIE”, 1867 entire to Marseilles bearing 40c. with “5407” gros chiffres cancellation, 1871 entire to St. Etienne bearing 80c. with blue “5407” gros chiffres cancellation, 1882 stampless envelope to Amiens endorsed Corps Expeditionaire de Tunisie and with “GAFSA TUNISIE/TR ET PES” datestamp, etc., chiefly good to fine

€200-250

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1855 (c.) official entire to Marseilles, endorsed “Prisonniers de Guerre” with fine “TUNIS” and “Purifiee a Marseille” handstamps, on reverse “COMMISSAIRE GENERAL CHARGE D’AFFAIRES A TUNIS” cachet, disinfection slits; fine. The first postal marking of Tunisia and one of only two recorded. Signed Scheller. Photo

€1,000-1,500

1871 (19 March) entire to Loire bearing 1870-71 imperforate Bordeaux 40c. red-orange, large margins, tied by blue “5107” gros chiffres cancellation with dotted circle Tunis c.a.d. in the same colour alongside, red “TUNIS-PAR BONE/ALGERIA” datestamp of 20 March; filing folds and traces of stains, fine and scarce. Signed Calves. Photo

€300-400

1871 (4 March) entire letter to Lyon bearing 1870-71 imperforate Bordeaux 40c. with margins all round tied by blue “5107” gros chiffres cancellation with dotted “TUNIS” datestamp in the same colour below, red Bone Algerie transit datestamp; fine. Photo

€200-250

1873 (20 May) entire letter to Marseilles franked 1871-76 30c. (2) with “5107” cancellations and Tunis dotted circle c.a.d. below, red “TUNIS-PAR BONE/ALGERIE” transit of 21 May, fine. Photo

€150-200

1882 (29 Nov.) decorative stampless envelope to Seine, endorsed Corps expeditionaire de Tunise and with “SOUSSK (TUNISIE)/TRESR ET POSTES” c.a.d., fine. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009)

€100-120


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1858 and 1860 stampless entire letters from Marseilles to Tunis with Mobile Box datestamps, filing folds, fine

€100-150

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1870 (30 Oct.) “Gazette des Absents” No. 3 of 29 Oct. 1870, addressed to Port de Tunis and franked Empire Laure 40c. orange with “15” in star cancellation, carried on “Le Fulton”, boxed “PD” on front and blue dotted circle arrival of 16 Nov. on reverse; fine. The only recorded “Gazette des Absents” used to Port de Tunis. Calves et Jacquart Certificate (2009). Photo

€2,500-3,000

1888-1954, mint and used collection on leaves, many hundreds, including 1888 Arms set mint and used, 1888-98 with values to 5f. mint and used, 1899-1901 new colours and values mint and used, 1906 with values to 5f. in blocks of four, 1906 Parcel Post, 1916 Prisoners of War set with 35c. + 10c. block of four on registered cover, 1919-20 Air 30c. on 35c. surcharge double, surcharge double, one inverted, surcharge inverted, 1923 War Wounded set and set in blocks of four, 1925 Child Welfare set and 5c. without surcharge, 1931 1c. to 20f., 1937-41 “65” on 50c. surcharge double, one inverted, 1938 Postal Service set, Postage Dues with “T” perforations, postal stationery, Air Mail first flights, etc., chiefly fine

€1,000-1,200

1888-1956, mint collection on pages, hundreds, including 1888-98 5f., 1899-1901 2f., 1923 War Wounded set, 1925 Child Welfare set, 1931 to 20f., 1938 Postal Service set, etc., chiefly fine

€200-250

1888 Arms 308

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1c. to 5f., set of eight die proofs in the issued colours on surfaced coloured papers with 5mm. margins all round, some thins and creases; fine and rare. Yvert 1-8. Photo

€100-150

1c. to 5f., set of eight die proofs in the issued colours on surfaced papers with 10-15mm. margins all round, some small thins, fine. Yvert 1-8. Photo

€150-200

1c. to 5f. set of eight values in blocks of four from the upper-left corners of the sheet on Bristol with printed “perforations”; fine. Yvert 1-8. Photo

€250-300

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1c., 2c., 5c., 15c., 25c., 40c., 75c., 1f. and 5f., set of nine essays in issued or near issued colours on enamelled surfaced carton paper; very fine and rare. Photo

€800-1,000

40c. essay in vermilion, vertical pair from the foot of the sheet on thin grey granite paper, ungummed, small scissors cut between, a little wrinkled. Rare. Yvert 17. Photo

€150-200

ᔛ អ E+

1c. to 5f., the set of eleven values in blocks of four from the upper-left corners of the sheets on Bristol with printed “perforations”; fine and scarce. Yvert 9-13, 16-21. Photo

€250-300

ᔛ P+ អ

1c. to 5f., another set of eleven in blocks of four but from the lower-left corners of the sheets on Bristol with printed “perforations”, fine. Also additional 15c. block. Yvert 9-13, 16-21. Photo

€250-300

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ᔛ P អ B

1c. to 5f., set of eleven in blocks of six (3x3) from the lower-right corners of the sheets with “1888”, “1890”, “1891” or “1892” imprints on Bristol with printed “perforations”, also additional 15c. block; fine. Yvert 9-13, 16-21. Photo

€350-400

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1902 25c. on 15c. blue, surcharge double, unmounted mint, fine and rare. Yvert 28a, unpriced mint. Photo

€100-150

1906-20 20c. brown, 1928-28 50c. black, 1f.50 blue and light blue, all in blocks of four imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint (the 1f.50 with some natural gum loss), fine. Yvert 34b, 132b, 140b, €1,040

€120-150

1906 Carthaginian Galley type, die proofs of the undenominated frame and the centre, each in black in thin grey paper, fine and rare. Photo

€100-150

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1919-20 Air, a page from the notebook of LE COMMANDANT of Aviation Sud-Tunisienne bearing seven stamps (two used) with different hand drawn essays of the surcharge, dated 27 March 1919, fine and unique. Photo

€1,000-1,500


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1919-20 Air 30c. on 35c. pale brown and grey-green, surcharge double, surcharge inverted, surcharge double, one inverted, surcharge double, both inverted, part original gum, three signed Brun. Yvert 1a-1d, €840

€100-120

1925-26 1c. to 10f. (20 values), 1925-26 Parcel Post 5c. to 20f., two epreuve de luxe, some minor faults

€100-150

321

ᔛ P

322

ᔛ P

–– Two of each epreuve de luxe, trimmed and small faults

€100-150

323

ᔛ P

1926 El Djem Amphitheater undenominated die proof in brown and deep brown, 1f.05, 1f.25, 2f., 3f., 5f. and 10f. die proofs on ungummed paper, fine and scarce. Photo

€250-300

324

ᔛ P

1928 First Tunis-Chad Motor Service, over 180 stamps, including die proofs without value in a variety of colours, 50c. imperforate colour trial blocks of ten from the top of the sheet in brown and in purple, etc., chiefly fine. Yvert 147-153P

€150-200

–– 40c. + 40c. to 5f. + 5f., the set of seven in imperforate sheets of fifty (5x10) in the issued colours handstamped “SPECIMEN” in violet on the reverse, ungummed, fine. Yvert 147-153P

€500-800

–– 50c. + 40c. (5) and 5f. + 5f. (23) imperforate sheets of fifty (5x10) on various papers, some with printers notations, fine. Yvert 147, 153P

€400-500

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326

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ᔛ P អ B

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328

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330

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1928 40c. on 80c. blue-green, horizontal strip of four, the third stamp error “50c.”, cancelled by blue crayon and bars, mint, a little wrinkles, fine and unique. Scheller Certificate (2008). Yvert 157. Photo

€800-1,000

1930 Air 1f.50 on 1f.80 carmine and olive-green, surcharge double, unmounted mint, fine and rare. Signed Brun and Calves. Yvert PA 11a, €900. Photo

€120-150

1931 Water carrier, Great Mosque of Tunis and Halfaouine Mosque, sixteen different undenominated colour trials of each of the three types, imperforate and in three “INSTITUTE DE GRAVURE” presentation folders; fine

€400-600

–– Selection of sixty-four proofs and colour trials, including 1c. to 20f. die proofs in the issued colours, progressive proofs, many undenominated, etc., fine. Yvert 161-180P

€200-300

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1931-33 Halfaouine Mosque type in green, horizontal strip of five from the lower-left corner of the sheet, imperforate at the edges, four with face value “1f.”, the last “90c”, handstamped “SPECIMEN” on the reverse, mostly mint, rare. Photo

€250-300

–– A similar strip of five but from the upper-left corner of the sheet, mostly mint, fine and scarce. Photo

€250-300

1933 (May) Zeppelin second South America flight, card registered to Pernambuco franked 20c., 60c. and 10f., Friedrichshafen c.d.s. and special flight cachet in green, arrival datestamp on reverse, fine. Photo

€100-150

1933 (June), second Zeppelin South America flight, envelope registered to Pernambuco bearing 2f. and 10f., Friedrichshafen datestamp and special flight cachet in green, arrival on reverse, fine. Photo

€150-200

1933 (Sept.) Seventh Zeppelin South America flight, envelope registered to Pernambuco bearing 5c., Air Mail 1f.30 (2), 1f.80, 2f.55, 1f.50 on 1f.30, 1f.50 on 1f.80 and 1f.50 on 2f.55, Friedrichshafen datestamps, special flight cachet on reverse, arrival datestamp, fine. Photo

€120-150

1937-38 65c. on 50c. ultramarine, surcharge double, one inverted, block of four from the right of the sheet, unmounted mint (one with natural gum loss), fine and scarce. Signed Calves (twice). Yvert 183a, €880+. Photo

€120-150

1940-41 1f. on 90c. ultramarine, surcharge double, unmounted mint block of four, fine and scarce. Signed Calves (twice). Dallay 213a, €1,000

€120-150

1940-41 1f. on 1f.25 carmine, 1f. on 1f.40 bright purple, both horizontal pairs, one without surcharge, unmounted mint, fine. Each with Caphila Certificate (2002). Yvert 224-225vars.

€150-200

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刂 ᔛ

1942 France Oeuvres de l’air 1f.50 + 3f.50 violet overprinted “TUNISIE”, unmounted mint from the right of the sheet, fine and rare. Only one sheet of twenty-five overprinted. Photo

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1942 France Oeuvres de l’air 1f.50 + 3f.50 violet overprinted “TUNISIE”, unmounted mint from the top of the sheet, fine and rare. Robineau Certificate (2007). Photo

€800-1,000

1945-54 epreuve de luxe, selection of twenty-three, including perforated 1953 Fair, 1954 50c. to 75f., mint or unused without gum, fine,

€100-150

1945-55, imperforate Epreuve de luxe, collection of thirty-six different, including collectives, etc., fine. Yvert €1,600+

€200-250

1945-49 60c., 2f.50, 3f. carmine (200 of each), 3f. brown, 4f. violet, 5f. green, 6f. violetblue, 6f. carmine-red, 10f. ultramarine, 15f. magenta, 20f. and 25f. orange (100 of each), all in imperforate sheets, unmounted mint, fine. pinted mint. Yvert €7,350

€200-250

344

刂+ ᔛ អ

1945 Forces Welfare fund set in imperforate blocks of four, without surcharge, unmounted mint, fine. Dallay 267a-270a, €4,800+

€500-600

345

刂អ ᔛ B

–– The set without surcharge in imperforate blocks of six (2x3) from the lower-left corners of the sheets, unmounted mint, fine. Dallay 267a-270a, €7,200+

€600-800

346

刂 ᔛ

1953 Fair, 1954 50c. to 75f., 1954 Bey of Tunisia, 1955 Stamp Day, 1955 L’Essor, 1955 Rotary, 1955 15f., Air Mail 1953-54 500f. and 1000f., also 500f., 1000f., 100f. and 200f., perforated Eprueves de luxe, mint, chiefly fine

€300-400

1954 Stamp Day Lavallette 12f. + 3f. indigo, error “TUNISIE” omitted, very lightly hinged, fine and rare. Roumet Certificate (2007). Yvert 365 var. Photo

€400-500

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1888-97 5f. lilac, horizontal pair with perforated “T” tête-bêche, original gum, fine. Renon Certificate (1995). Dallay 8, 8a

€120-150

1895 (20 Nov.) envelope to Tunis franked 10c. and Postage Due 2c. strip of five with perforated “T” inverted with “T” in triangle and “a percevoir” cancellations; small part of the envelope missing, otherwise fine. Behr Certificate (2000)

€200-250

1901 (Feb.) envelope posted unpaid to La Goulette taxed by Postage Due 20c. (2, one with perforated “T” inverted); 1901 envelope to Sfax posted unpaid and taxed by Postage Due 25c. (4, all with “T” inverted), both pen cancelled, fine

€100-150

Selection of forty-four, including 1888-98 25c., 40c., 75c. violet, 1f., all in Millisime blocks of four with perforation “T” tête-bêche, unused or part original gum, fine

€100-150

A valuable selection on stockcards and in stockbook, many hundreds, including 1888 with values to 5f. imperforate, 5f. part original gum (2), 1888-98 1c. to 5f. (10 values) imperforate, 15c. block of four on Bristol with printed “perforations”, 5f. used, 1906 15c. imperforate pair, 1918 Prisoners of War, 1921 25c. tête-bêche pair, 1923 War Wounded set, 1923-25 10c. on 5c. surcharge double one inverted, 20c. surcharge double, 50c. on 25c. surcharge inverted, 1925 Child Welfare, Postage Dues, Air Mails, Proofs, Artists Proofs, etc., chiefly good to fine

€1,000-1,500

Selection of eighty covers and cards, including 1885 envelope to Marseille bearing France Sage 15c. with Ras-el-Oued cancellation, 1889 envelope to Orange bearing first issue 40c. and second issue 15c. (2), 1900 envelope to Sathonay bearing first issue 75c., 1901 cover bearing 15c. with La Mohammedia cancellation, 1938 (7 Feb.) airmail crash cover, postal stationery with 1905 5c. card with Medjez el Bab cancellation, another with blue Sidi Athman, 10c. letter card with octagonal Utique, etc., good to fine

€200-300

Collection of modern issues in a large Lighthouse album, over 550, including imperforates, proofs, artists proofs, colour trials, miniature sheets, etc., mint, chiefly fine

€100-150

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Pearls of Arabia Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco

Written Bids Form This form should be sent or faxed to be received by Spink Commission Bids Office in advance of the sale. References should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

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18 October 2011 • London

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Tuesday 18 October at 10.00 a.m.

PEARL 1

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I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price payable will be the sum of the final bid and a premium as a percentage of the final bid (together with any VAT chargeable). The Rate of Premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot up to and including €3,500 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above €3,500; VAT is chargeable on the purchase price of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the reduced rate (currently 5% on the hammer and 20% on the premium). VAT on Margin Scheme lots is payable at 20% on the premium only. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions of Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. If you require such notification then this is available on bids made via Spink’s online service.

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THE

“AGATHON” COLLECTION

of Highly Important Essays, Proofs and Covers of the First Issue of Imperial Russia

29th November 2011 • London

1854 Eagle type surface printed essay. Unique Ex Fabergé.

1858 10K brown and blue on cover. A unique combination. Ex Mikulski.

The unique essay of the first stamp of Russia given as a personal gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Agathon Fabergé.

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The “Fordwater”Collection of Mint Australian Commonwealth with the Emphasis Being on Unmounted Mint

9th November 2011 • London

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully. 1

DEFINITIONS The following definitions in this condition apply in these conditions.

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means a VAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs;

Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

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means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

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means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

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VAT

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the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) shall apply accordingly. 3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not known to us.

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Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us. Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding. On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

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Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank Plc or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.8

4.9

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original. Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to €100 by €5 €100 to €300 by €10 €300 to €600 €320-€350-€380-€400 etc. €600 to €1,000 by €50 €1,000 to €3,000 by €100 €3,000 to €6,000 €3,200-€3,500-€3,800-€4,000 etc. €6,000 to €20,000 by €500 €20,000 and up Auctioneer’s discretion

4.10 Bidding by Spink 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement. 4.14 Return of Lot In the event that you have received a Lot and wish to return the Lot you must notify us in writing within 7 days of receipt of the Lot, stating the reason for the return. The Lot must then be returned to us within 14 days of receipt, in the same condition as at the auction date. Any such request is subject to our sole discretion. 5

AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1

Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer Price of each Lot up to and including €3,500 and 17% of the excess of the Hammer Price above €3,500.

5.2

Value Added Tax Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) (see VAT Symbols for details), VAT is payable on the Buyer’s Premium and on the Hammer Price, if the Lot has been marked with a sign to that effect in the catalogue (see VAT Symbols for details).

5.3

VAT Refunds General 5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for VAT on all Lots unless they have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of VAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable VAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made. 5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the VAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the VAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any VAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked ‘VAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will be made where the total amount of VAT refundable is less than £50 and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed. VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU 5.3.4 VAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. You must certify that you are registered for VAT in another EU country and that the Lot is to be removed from the United Kingdom within 3 months of the date of sale. 5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has been charged, no refund of VAT is available from us. It may be possible to apply directly for a refund on form VAT 65 to HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section, Londonderry. VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU 5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT element included within the Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. 5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold (g) Lot the VAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer. 5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import VAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT charged on both the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such certificate.


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Payment 5.4.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due (comprising the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable VAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required. 5.4.2 You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due to us have been paid in full to us, even in circumstances where we have released the Lot to you. 5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following methods: II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer. i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-U.K bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment. (iii) By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 2% will be applied. Payments exceeding £5,000 can normally only be made by the card holder in person whilst on our premises. 5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party. 5.5 Invoices Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero rated Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme; Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†), imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero rated hammer for EU VAT registered buyers. 5.6 Collection of Purchases 5.6.1 Unless we specifically agree to the contrary, we shall retain items sold until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. 5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot will be entirely at your risk. 5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism. 5.7 Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment. 5.8 Packing and handling 5.8.1 We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.8.2 It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs. 5.9 Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned. 5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due; 5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.4

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5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you; 5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.10.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. 5.11 Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within seven days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. 5.12 Export Licence 5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences. 5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver document stating that a licence will be applied for. 5.12.3 You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two or three weeks but delays can occur. 5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment. 5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together with any relevant VAT. 5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export licence is required. 5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery; 5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days from receipt of the Lot(s), in the same condition as at the auction date; and


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5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest. 5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party. 5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction. 6 LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for: 6.1 death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or 6.2 any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. 7 COPYRIGHT 7.1 We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. 7.2 The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent. 8 VAT You shall give us all relevant information about your VAT status and that of the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues. Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred. 9 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch. 10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business. 10.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or 10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 10.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 10.4 Waiver 10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

10.5 Law and Jurisdiction 10.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. 10.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.

Postal Charges Prices for books (items sent by this method are not covered by insurance) Weight

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to 1kg

£8 for any weight

£12

£15

Up to 2kg

£8 for any weight

£18

£25

Prices for all other items including postage and packaging Invoice Value

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to £1,500

£10

£15

£20

Above £1,501

£20

£30

£40

Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact Auctionteam@spink.com for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to the above charges. Value Added Tax (VAT) Charging of (VAT) at Auction The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to account for VAT.

i.

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme 1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. 2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to VAT–registered businesses, the VAT included within the Buyers’ Premium is not recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue invoices that show VAT separately on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable VAT-registered businesses to recover the VAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for recovering input tax.

ii.

Zero-Rated Lots Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for VAT in the United Kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. In these circumstances no VAT element will be included within the Buyer’s Premium.

iii.

Daggered Lots Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 20% on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.

iv.

Starred and Omega Lots Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 5% on the Hammer Price and 20% on the Buyer’s Premium which is shown as inclusive of VAT. Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and on the Buyer’s Premium. Such Lots bear VAT because the Lot is liable for VAT at this rate on importation into the EU.

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Investment Gold Lots Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from VAT on the Hammer Price and are subject to VAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer.

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Imported Lots Lots which are marked (x) and Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) have VAT charged on the Hammer Price and Buyers’ Premium because they have been imported into the United Kingdom from outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the importer and is liable to pay the import VAT due. We will collect the VAT from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.


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Group Chairman and CEO Olivier D. Stocker

Coins, Stamps, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs & Books

Your Specialists Stamps Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano USA - Chris Anderson George Eveleth Andrew Titley Ed Robinson Coins Julie-Morgane Lecoindre Richard Bishop William MacKay Arthur Bryant John Pett George Champ USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin Banknotes, Bonds & Shares UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Francesca Girelli Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books UK - Philip Skingley Rebecca Mason Autographs USA - Robert Litzenberger

UK - Tim Hirsch

UK - Paul Dawson

Your Europe Team Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Emily Johnston Miroslava Adusei-Poku Luca Borgo Phillipa Brown Finance Alison Bennet Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Shyam Padhiar Svitlana Qamarauli IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Darjet Shah Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Your America Team Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Head of Numismatic Stephen Goldsmith Finance & Operations Manager Sam Qureshi Auction Administration Rick Penko Patricia Gardner Marketing & Design James McGuire Emily Cowin Shawn Barnes Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Ingrid Qureshi Marcy Gottberg Ed Robinson Auctioneer Tracy Shreve Your Asia Team

AUCTION CALENDAR 2011

Stamps 20 September 24/25 September 12/13 October 18 October 18 October 19 October 19 October 19 October 9 November

Great Britain Stamps Fine Stamps & Covers of South East Asia including the Stolz Collection Part II The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Surface Printed Issues Pearls of Arabia - Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Pearls of Arabia - Egypt Pearls of Arabia Pearls of Arabia - Palestine Pearls of Arabia - Saudi Arabia The “Fordwater” Collection of Mint Australian Commonwealth with the Emphasis Being on Unmounted Mint Autumn Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The “Agathon” Collection of the First Issue of Russia The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain King Edward VII Essays, Proofs and Issued Stamps

London Singapore London London London London London London

11038 11016 11031 11037 11042 11043 11044 11045

London London New York London

11041 11033 137 11034

London

11035

London

11019

15/16 November 8 December

World Banknotes British Banknotes Featuring The Brian Ascroft and Alasdair Macdonald Collections and Other Properties The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London New York London

11040 311 11020

Bonds and Shares 15/16 November 16 November

The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

New York London

311 11022

Coins 6 October 6/7 October 15/16 November 13 December

The Frank Brady Collection of English Hammered Groats Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London London New York London

11039 11023 311 11024

Medals 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London

11011

9/10 November 15/16 November 29 November 6 December

Banknotes 27/28 September 3 October

Gary Tan

The above sale dates are subject to change Our Environmental Commitment: Paper from Sustainable Forests and Non Hazardous Ink For centuries Spink and its employees have been preserving and curating collectable items. We now wish to play a modest role in preserving our planet, as well as the heritage of collectables, so future generations may enjoy both. We insist that our printers source all paper used in the production of Spink catalogues from FSC registered suppliers (for further information on the FSC standard please visit fsc.org) and use inks containing non hazardous ingredients. Spink recycle all ecological material used on our premises and we would encourage you to recycle your catalogue once you have finished with it.

Spink offers the following services Valuations for insurance and probate for individual items or whole collections. Sales on a commission basis either of individual pieces or whole collections.


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