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FRENCH MAIL IN THE WEST INDIES The Federico Borromeo D’Adda Collection Part I Including Cuba, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

19 APRIL 2013 LUGANO


FRENCH MAIL IN THE WEST INDIES The Federico Borromeo D’Adda Collection

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALE LOTS PER DOMANDE SUI LOTTI

Public Auction Asta Pubblica

Fernando Martínez fmartinez@spink.com

19 April 2013 in Lugano and on 19 aprile 2013, a Lugano e in

FOR YOUR BIDS PER LE VOSTRE OFFERTE

Sale Location Vendita

María Martínez mmartinez@spink.com

The auctions will be held at the: L’asta avrà luogo presso:

FOR YOUR INTERNET BIDDING PER LE VOSTRE OFFERTE IN INTERNET

HOTEL LUGANO DANTE Piazza Cioccaro, Lugano (Switzerland)

Attila Gyanyi agyanyi@spink.com

Auction Program Calendario d’Asta - Friday/venerdì 19 April 2013

FOR YOUR PHONE BIDDING PER IL PHONE BIDDING

5.00 p.m.

Lots 1-163

Viewing of Lots Visione lotti - Friday/venerdì 19 April 2013

Your team for this sale Il vostro team per quest’Asta

Cristina Dugoni cdugoni@spink.com

FOR YOUR PAYMENT PER I VOSTRI PAGAMENTI

9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m.

The viewing of lots will be held at the Hotel Lugano Dante, Piazza Cioccaro, Lugano. Viewing in our offices is possible by appointment only, from 15th to 18th of April. La visione dei lotti avrà luogo presso l’Hotel Lugano Dante, Piazza Cioccaro, Lugano. La visione presso i nostri uffici è possibile unicamente previo appuntamento dal 15 al 18 aprile. Spink is pleased to continue to offer Spink Live, the internet bidding service which has revolutionized the way in which our clients bid at auction. To get started, feel free to contact us today for personal assistance. Attila Gyanyi is available by: e-mail: agyanyi@spink.com or tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4090 Spink è lieta di continuare ad offrire Spink Live, il servizio di offerta attraverso internet che ha rivoluzionato il modo in cui i nostri clienti partecipano all’asta. Non esitate a contattarci oggi per essere assistiti personalmente. Attila Gyanyi è disponibile via: e-mail: agyanyi@spink.com o al telef:+44 (0) 20 7563 4090

Giacomo Canzi gcanzi@spink.com

FOR YOUR VAT ENQUIRIES PER INFORMAZIONI SULL’IVA

Marco Fiori mfiori@spink.com

To purchase a catalogue: email: switzerland@spink.com tel: +41 (0)91 911 62 00 fax: +41 (0)91 922 2052 For more information about Spink services, forthcoming sales and sales results visit the Spink website www. spink.com Per acquistare i nostri cataloghi si prega di contattarci via: e-mail a : switzerland@spink.com telef.: +41 (0) 91 911 62 00 fax: +41 (0)91 922 2052 Per ulteriori informazioni sui nostri servizi Spink, prossime aste e sui risultati di vendita visitate il nostro sito www.spink.com


BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN MEDALLISTS & PHLATELISTS SPINK & SON LTD.LONDON

BY APPOINTMENT TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH MEDALLISTS SPINK & SON LTD . LONDON

LONDON 1666

Group Chairman and CEO Olivier D. Stocker Your Specialists Stamps UK – Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA – George Eveleth Europe – Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez China – Anna Lee Coins UK - Mike Veissid Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Barbara Mears John Pett USA – Stephen Goldsmith Normand Pepin China – Mark Li Banknotes, Bonds & Shares UK – Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA – Stephen Goldsmith China – Mark Li

Tom Badley

Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria UK – Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books UK – Philip Skingley Autographs USA – Stephen Goldsmith Wines China – Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia Your Europe Team (London – Lugano) Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Sandie Maylor Charles Blane Luca Borgo Sarah Schmitz María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Alison Bennet

Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat

Finance Alison Kinnaird

Rita Ariete

Billy Tumelty Claire Greenhill

IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Attila Gyanyi Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Harry Gladwin Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi Your America Team (New York – Dallas) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Lori Lewin Emily Cowin Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi Auctioneers Stephen Goldsmith Your Asia Team (Hong Kong – Singapore) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Dennis Chan Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan


GENERAL INFORMATION – INFORMAZIONI GENERALI Notes Concerning Descriptions - Nota concernente le descrizioni 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. LETTERE: alcune lettere possono presentare leggere intaccature e strappi dovuti all’apertura delle medesime da parte del destinatario dell’epoca. Lettere piegate o buste presentano normalmente una o più pieghe d’archivio che normalmente non sono descritte se non di carattere eccezionale. La presenza di questi difetti non dà diritto al ritorno dei lotti.

Symbols - Legenda   ()  r * (*)

Never hinged/Nuovo senza linguella (gomma integra)) Mint/Nuovo con linguella Unused without gum/Nuovo senza gomma Used/Usato On piece/Frammento Cover/Lettera Cover front/Frontespizio

Notice: the price indicated beside each lot is the Starting price expressed in €. Any offer below this price will not be considered. Avvertenze: il prezzo indicato a lato di ciascun lotto è il Prezzo Base espresso in €. Non vengono accettate offerte al di sotto di questo prezzo. Invoicing and shipping: please refer to the notes at the end of the catalogue. Fatturazione e spedizione: consultare le avvertenze pubblicate in fondo al catalogo. Unsold lots: any unsold lots can be purchased at the starting price plus 20% (exclusive of buyers commission which will also be added). Lotti invenduti: gli eventuali lotti invenduti potranno essere acquistati al prezzo base maggiorato del 20% (oltre commissioni). Buyers are reminded that payment must be made within seven days from the date of sale (condition 5.3.1), and interest penalty will be added for overdue accounts (condition 5.8.1.1). Please note charges for credit card payments (condition 5.3.3(iii)). Si ricorda che il pagamento della fattura va effettuato entro sette giorni dalla data dell’asta ( art. 5.3.1) e che interessi e penalità saranno addebitati in caso di ritardo (art. 5.8.1.1). E’ previsto l’addebito di una commissione in caso di pagamenti con carta di credito (art. 5.3.3 (iii)).

Your team in Switzerland Stamps Specialists - Filatelici Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez - fmartinez@spink.com Administration - Amministrazione Marco Fiori - mfiori@spink.com Giacomo Canzi - gcanzi@spink.com Cristina Dugoni - cdugoni@spink.com Graphic Design and Advertising - Grafica e Pubblicità María Martínez - mmartinez@spink.com Maurizio Schenini - mschenini@spink.com

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink Switzerland SA, Via Motta 44, 6900 Lugano Switzerland) 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. 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;

Hammer Price:

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

Lot:

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;

Seller:

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group:

Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies;

VAT:

means the value added tax. age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot.

2 SPINK’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1 All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot. 2.2 The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller. 3 BEFORE THE SALE 3.1 Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.10 of these Terms and Conditions. 3.2 Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. 3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.10, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date,

3.3 Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description. 3.4 Extensions 3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us 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 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 5.10 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.10 (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. 3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. You acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the circumstances and in any event is beyond our control. 3.4.4 We will not normally accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery. 3.4.5 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.

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4.7 Currency Converter

3.4.6 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 description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by BSI SA 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. 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 bids made in the official currency of the auction. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

3.4.7 If the expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity demonstrate the validity of the complaint, all the expenses for the appraisals will be paid by us. If the complaint is invalid, you shall pay for all the appraiser expenses. 4 AT THE SALE

4.8 Video images

4.1 Refusal of admission

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.

Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction. 4.2 Registration before bidding

4.9 Bidding Increments

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.

Bidding opens at the starting price, in absence of higher commission bids, 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: 50 to 100 by 10 100 to 500 by 20 500 to 1,000 by 50 1,000 to 2,000 by 100 2,000 to 5,000 by 200 5,000 to 10,000 by 500 10,000 to 20,000 by 1,000 20,000 to 50,000 by 2,000 50,000 to 100,000 by 5,000 100,000 to 200,000 by 10,000 200,000 to 500,000 by 20,000

4.4 Commission Bids

4.10 Bidding by Spink.

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.

4.10.1 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal.

You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event. 4.3 Bidding 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. 4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller.

4.5 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.

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

4.6 Telephone Bids

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.

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.

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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. 5.2 Value Added Tax In the event of sale with merchandise delivered in Switzerland that is not exported, VAT in the amount of 8% (eight percent) of the sale price will be charged, with this is construed as the price of sale plus the commission envisaged at point 5.1 and any insurance and transport costs to be charged if the purchased material is shipped. If the buyer wishes to pick up the merchandise and handle the customs formalities for export himself, the VAT will be charged and reimbursed to the buyer upon submission of the legal documentation certifying export. 5.3 Payment 5.3.1 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, the insurance and shipping cost if due and any applicable VAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. 5.3.2 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.

5.6.1 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. In case of shipment, our postage and insurance charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.6.2 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. 5.7 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. 5.8 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.8.1 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:

5.3.3 Payment has to be made in the sale currency (unless specific agreements) by one of the following methods:

5.8.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 1% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due, in addition to a penalty in the amount of 5% of the sale price.

(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.

5.8.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you;

(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink Switzerland Sa and sent to Via Motta 44, 6900 Lugano Switzerland. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment.

5.8.1.3 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;

(iii) By Visa , Mastercard or American Express. A charge of 3.25% will be applied for Visa and Mastercard and of 3.95% for American Express. 5.4 Collection of Purchases 5.4.1 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. 5.4.2 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. 5.4.3 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. 5.5 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. 5.6 Packing and handling

5.8.1.4 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; 5.8.1.5 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. 5.8.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.8.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.8.2.2 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 5.8.2.3

take any other appropriate action as we deem fit.

5.9 Failure to collect

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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 Chf 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.

served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch. 9 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 9 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business.

5.10 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.10.1 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:

9.1 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: 9.1.1 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 9.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 9.2 Severability

5.10.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery;

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.

5.10.1.2 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

9.3 Force majeure

5.10.1.3 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.

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.

5.10.2 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. 5.10.3 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.

9.4 Waiver

5.10.4 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.

9.4.1 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.

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.

9.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.

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9.5 Law and jurisdiction

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.

The sale, as well as all legal relationships that derive therefrom, are subject to Swiss law. If disputes or legal actions arise over the sale and/or legal relationships deriving therefrom, they shall be remitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Lugano. Spink Switzerland SA reserves the right to take action against the debtor at his domicile. In this case, Swiss law is still applicable.

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.

9.6 Importation and exportation of stamps The importation and exportation of stamps should be subject to regulations in force in the contracting countries of the Unesco Convention of 1970, which in Switzerland is enforced by a federal law called “Cultural Property Transfer Act CPTA” and the related “Cultural Property Transfer Ordinance CPTO” (www.bak.admin.ch/bak/themen/kulturguetertransfer/01104/index.html?lang=en). Spink remains at disposal for any further information.

8 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by registered letter, 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

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CONDIZIONI GENERALI DI VENDITA Le presenti condizioni di vendita stabiliscono i termini che regolano i rapporti tra noi (Spink Switzerland SA, Via Motta 44, 6900 Lugano-Svizzera) e Voi (l’Acquirente), sia che agiamo per conto del Venditore o, in proprio, in quanto noi stessi Venditori. Vi preghiamo di leggere attentamente le presenti condizioni di vendita. 1 DEFINIZIONI Le seguenti definizioni sono richiamate nelle presenti condizioni di vendita. Commissione di acquisto:

è la commissione da Voi dovuta in percentuale del prezzo di aggiudicazione nella misura stabilita al successivo articolo 5.1;

Certificato di autenticità:

è il certificato emesso da un comitato di esperti che conferma l’autenticità di un lotto;

Comitato di esperti:

è il comitato di esperti a cui un Lotto puo’ essere inviato a seguito di una richiesta di “extension” secondo quanto previsto all’articolo 3.4.3;

Falso:

è un Lotto rappresentato da un’imitazione originariamente concepita ed eseguita nel complesso con l’intento fraudolento di ingannare in relazione all’autore, origine, età, periodo cultura o sorgente, la cui corretta descrizione in relazione a cio’ non è rappresentata dalla descrizione del catalogo e che alla data dell’asta aveva un valore sostanzialmente inferiore a quello che avrebbe dovuto avere secondo la descrizione riportata nel catalogo. Di conseguenza nessun Lotto puo’ essere considerato un Falso in conseguenza di qualsiasi danno e/o restauro di ogni tipo;

Prezzo di aggiudicazione:

è l’importo corrispondente all’offerta piu’ alta accettata dal banditore in relazione ad un Lotto;

Lotto:

è qualsiasi pezzo da noi posto in vendita in asta e, in particolare, il pezzo o l’insieme di pezzi descritti nel catalogo a cui fa riferimento un numero di lotto nel catalogo medesimo;

Venditore:

è il proprietario del Lotto da noi posto in vendita;

Gruppo Spink:

è costituito da Spink and Son Limited, dalle nostre filiali e società consociate;

IVA:

è l’Imposta sul Valore Aggiunto.

2 RUOLO DI SPINK COME AGENTE 2.1 In tutte le vendite da noi condotte sia attraverso asta che a trattativa privata, noi agiamo come agenti per conto del Venditore o, a volte, come conferenti in proprio se siamo proprietari del Lotto. Sia che agiamo come agenti per conto del Venditore che come conferenti in proprio, possiamo avere un interesse finanziario nel Lotto.

per qualsiasi altro errore di descrizione o per qualsiasi errore o difetto presente in qualsiasi Lotto. 3.3 Vostra responsabilità E’ vostra responsabilità ritenervi soddisfatti in merito alle condizioni dei beni ed agli argomenti di cui alle descrizioni nel catalogo.

2.2 Il contratto relativo alla vendita del Lotto sarà tra Voi ed il Venditore.

3.4 Extensions

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3.4.1 Se desiderate ottenere un parere peritale od un Certificato di Autenticità di qualsiasi lotto (a parte Lotti misti o Lotti contenenti francobolli non descritti), dovete richiederlo per iscritto non piu’ tardi di quarantotto ore prima dell’orario fissato per l’inizio della prima sessione d’asta. Se dai noi accettata, tale richiesta avrà lo stesso effetto di formale notifica dell’intenzione di mettere in discussione la genuinità o la descrizione del Lotto per gli scopi previsti dall’articolo 5.10 (Rimborso in caso di Falso) delle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita e di conseguenza le previsioni dell’articolo 5.10 troveranno applicazione.

3.1 Esame dei beni Vi preghiamo di esaminare personalmente tutti i beni a cui è interessato, prima che l’asta abbia luogo. Reports sullo stato del pezzo sono generalmente disponibili su richiesta. Noi non forniamo alcuna garanzia se non in relazione a Falsi cosi’ come stabilito all’articolo 5.10 di queste Condizioni generali di vendita. 3.2 Descrizioni del catalogo 3.2.1 Le affermazioni da noi riportate nel catalogo o nei nostri reports, o fatte verbalmente o per iscritto in altri contesti, riguardanti l’autore, l’origine, la data, l’età, dimensione, materiale, attribuzione, genuinità, provenienza, condizione o prezzo di vendita stimato di ogni Lotto, sono meramente affermazioni di opinione sulle quali non deve essere fatto affidamento come affermazioni derivanti da fatti certi e definitivi. Le illustrazioni del catalogo fungono solo da guida e su di esse non si dovrebbe fare affidamento per determinare la tonalità od il colore di ogni Lotto o per rilevare imperfezioni. Con riferimento alla stima del prezzo di vendita, non si dovrebbe fare affidamento su di essa in quanto affermazione che questo prezzo sarà quello a cui il Lotto sarà venduto o che questo sia il suo effettivo valore per ogni altro scopo. 3.2.2 Molti pezzi sono di un’età o natura tali da pregiudicare che possano essere in perfette condizioni e alcune descrizioni nel catalogo o fornite attraverso i nostri reports, indicano la presenza di danni e/o restauri. Noi forniamo queste informazioni solo come indicazione e la loro assenza non implica che un pezzo sia esente da difetti o restauri, né l’indicazione di particolari difetti implica l’assenza di taluni altri. 3.2.3 A parte quanto previsto all’articolo 5.10, ed in assenza di frode, né il Venditore, né noi, né alcuno dei nostri impiegati od agenti sono responsabili della correttezza di qualsiasi dichiarazione relativa all’autore, origine, data, età, attribuzione, genuinità o provenienza di ogni Lotto, né

3.4.2 La notifica di richiesta di un parere peritale o di un Certificato di Autenticità deve contenere il motivo di tale richiesta e specificare l’indicazione del perito da Voi proposto che sarà soggetto al nostro accordo. Ci riserviamo il diritto, a nostra discrezione, di rifiutare la richiesta di parere peritale o di Certificato di Autenticità, incluso (senza limitazione) il caso in cui l’esperto proposto non sia da noi conosciuto. 3.4.3 Se accettiamo la richiesta di parere peritale o di Certificato di Autenticità, sottoporremo il Lotto al Comitato di esperti. Voi riconoscete ed accettate che il tempo necessario al Comitato di esperti per emettere un parere, varierà in dipendenza delle specifiche corcostanze ed in ogni caso sarà fuori dal nostro controllo. 3.4.4 Normalmente non accettiamo richieste di extension sulle condizioni del Lotto. Ogni Lotto descritto nel catalogo come avente errori o difetti, non puo’ essere ritornato anche se un parere peritale od un Certificato di Autenticità indichi la presenza di altri errori o difetti non inclusi nella descrizione del catalogo, a parte il caso di Falso. 3.4.5 Se Spink dovesse accettare la richiesta di extension sulla base delle precedenti previsioni di questo paragrafo, questo fatto potrà essere dichiarato dal Banditore durante l’asta prima della vendita del Lotto. 3.4.6 Va considerato che ogni francobollo accompagnato da un Certificato di Autenticità è venduto sulla base solamente di detto certificato e non sulla base di qualsiasi altra descrizione o garanzia relativa all’autenti-

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cità. Non saranno accettate richieste di extension su tale francobollo ed il reso del medesimo non sarà accettato.

4.7 Convertitore di valuta In alcune aste sarà operativo un convertitore di valute basato sui tassi di cambio a noi quotati da BSI Sa o su qualsiasi altro appropriato tasso da noi determinato all’apertura della giornata di svolgimento dell’asta. Le offerte avverrano nella valuta da noi stabilita. Il convertitore di valuta puo’ non essere sempre affidabile ed errori possono accadere fuori dal nostro controllo sia con riguardo alla correttezza del numero di Lotto che appare sul convertitore che della valuta estera equivalente alla valuta in cui l’asta viene battuta. Noi non saremo responsabili nei vostri confronti per perdite subite per aver seguito il convertitore di valuta.

3.4.7 Se il parere peritale o del Certificato di Autenticità dovessero dimostrare la fondatezza della richiesta di extension, tutte le spese per ottenere i medesimi saranno a nostro carico. In caso contrario, saranno totalmente a carico vostro. 4 IN ASTA 4.1 Rifiuto di ammissione Le nostre vendite si svolgono di solito in nostri locali o locali sui quali abbbiamo il controllo in relazione alla vendita e quindi abbiamo il diritto, esercitabile a nostra completa discrezione, di rifiutare l’ammissione ai locali o la partecipazione ad un’asta.

4.8 Immagini video In alcune aste sarà presente uno schermo video. Errori possono accadere in connessione a cio’ e noi non saremo responsabili nei vostri confronti sia con riferimento alla corrispondenza dell’immagine del Lotto in corso di agggiudicazione durante l’asta che per la qualità dell’immagine in quanto riproduzione dell’originale.

4.2 Registrazione Voi dovete compilare e firmare un modulo di registrazione e consentire la vostra identificazione prima di fare offerte in asta. Vi informiamo che usualmente richiediamo agli acquirenti di accettare una verifica del loro merito creditizio. Alcuni lotti possono essere designati prima dell’asta come “Premium Lots”, che significa che un deposito puo’ essere richiesto prima di accettare un’offerta per quei lotti. Informazioni in merito saranno annunciate sul nostro sito.

4.9 Incrementi delle offerte Il banditore apre l’asta per ogni Lotto al prezzo base, in assenza di offerte su commissione, ed avanza generalmente secondo la seguente scaletta pur potendo variare gli incrementti durante lo svolgimento dell’asta. I normali incrementi delle offerte sono i seguenti: da 50 a 100 10 da 100 a 500 20 da 500 a 1,000 50 da 1,000 a 2,000 100 da 2,000 a 5,000 200 da 5,000 a 10,000 500 da 10,000 a 20,000 1,000 da 20,000 a 50,000 2,000 da 50,000 a 100,000 5,000 da 100,000 a 200,000 10,000 da 200,000 a 500,000 20,000

4.3 Offerte in proprio Nel momento in cui fate offerte (sia che tali offerte siano fatte di persona, attraverso collegamento telefonico gestito da Spink, online o attraverso invio postale o via email), Voi sarete considerati come se steste agendo in proprio e accetterete quindi di essere personalmente responsabili, a meno che sia stato accordato per iscritto al momento della registrazione che state agendo per conto di terzi acquirenti che siano da noi accettati. 4.4 Offerte su commissione

4.10 Offerte da parte di Spink

Se Voi ci date istruzioni di offrire per vostro conto, attraverso la compilazione del modulo contenuto nei nostri cataloghi o attraverso il nostro sito web, noi faremo tutto quanto ragionevolmente possibile per ottemperare alle vostre istruzioni, posto che esse ci pervengano non piu’ tardi di 24 ore prima dell’asta. Se riceviamo offerte su commissione su un particolare Lotto per ammontari identici ed in asta tali offerte sono le piu’ alte per quel Lotto, il medesimo sarà aggiudicato alla persona la cui offerta è stata ricevuta per prima. Le offerte su commissione sono da noi prese in carico unitamente agli altri impegni che dobbiamo svolgere durante la vendita, e la conduzione dell’asta puo’ essere tale da non consentirci di fare le offerte come richiesto. Poiché questo è un servizio che noi offriamo gratis a potenziali acquirenti secondo le clausole stabilite, non possiamo accettare alcuna responsabilità per mancanze nella esecuzione di una offerta su commissione. Dovreste pertanto sempre partecipare personalmente all’asta se desiderate avere certezza delle offerte fatte.

4.10.1 Il gruppo Spink si riserva il diritto di fare offerte ed acquistare Lotti in proprio. 4.11 Discrezione del banditore Il banditore ha il diritto a sua assoluta discrezione di rifiutare qualsiasi offerta, di far avanzare le offerte nel modo che ritiene opportuno, di ritirare o dividere qualsiasi Lotto, di raggruppare due o piu’ Lotti e, in caso di errore o controversia, di rimettere nuovamente qualsiasi Lotto in offerta.. 4.12 Offerte aggiudicate Soggetto alla discrezione del banditore, il colpo del suo martelletto segna l’accettazione dell’offerta piu’ alta, e la conclusione di un contratto di vendita tra Voi ed il Venditore.

4.5 Offerte via internet

4.13 Accordi post vendita

Una ulteriore comodità che offriamo ai nostri clienti è quella di poter fare offerte attraverso internet. Noi non saremo responsabili per errori o mancanze nella esecuzione di offerte fatte attraverso internet, incluso, senza limitazioni, errori o mancanze causate da (i) interruzioni della connessione internet da qualsivoglia delle parti per qualsivoglia ragione; (ii) un malfunzionamento o problemi del software per fare le offerte online e/o (iii) malfunzionamento o problemi della vostra connessione internet, computer o sistema operativo L’esecuzione di offerte attraverso internet è un servizio che noi offriamo gratis e che prendiamo in carico unitamente agli altri impegni da noi svolti durante la vendita e non accettiamo alcuna responsabilità per la mancata esecuzione delle offerte online o per errori o omissioni connesse a questa attività.

Se Voi raggiungete accordi privati per la vendita di qualsiasi Lotto con il Venditore entro 60 giorni dalla data dell’asta, noi, come agenti esclusivi del Venditore, ci riserviamo il diritto di addebitarvi la relativa Commissione di acquisto in accordo con le presenti Condizioni generali di vendita e di addebitare al Venditore una commissione secondo i termini dell’accordo con il Venditore medesimo. 4.14 Reso di un lotto Nel caso in cui abbiate ricevuto un Lotto e desideriate ritornarlo, Voi dovete notificarcelo per iscritto entro sette giorni dal ricevimento, dichiarando il motivo del reso. Il lotto deve essere ritornato a noi entro 14 giorni dal ricevimento da parte vostra, nelle stesse condizioni esistenti alla data dell’asta. Qualsiasi richiesta di questo tipo è soggetta alla nostra esclusiva discrezione.

4.6 Offerte telefoniche Se Voi prenderete accordi con noi non piu’ tardi di 24 ore prima dell’asta, faremo tutto quanto ragionevolmente possibile per contattarvi al fine di consentirvi di partecipare all’asta in collegamento telefonico, ma in nessuna circostanza saremo responsabili nei vostri confronti o del Venditore nel caso non si riesca per qualsiasi ragione a consentirvi di offrire via telefono.

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5.1 Commissione di acquisto In aggiunta al prezzo di aggiudicazione, Voi dovrete pagarci la Commissione di acquisto stabilita nella misura del 20% del prezzo di aggiudicazione di ogni lotto. 5.2 Imposta sul valore aggiunto (IVA) In caso di vendita con merce consegnata in Svizzera e non esportata verrà addebitata in fattura l’IVA pari all’8% (ottopercento) del prezzo di vendita, intendendosi con esso il prezzo di aggiudicazione maggiorato della commissione di cui al punto 5.1 e di eventuali spese di assicurazione e trasporto da addebitare in caso di spedizione del materiale acquistato. Nel caso l’acquirente intenda ritirare la merce e provvedere in proprio alla pratica doganale di esportazione, l’Iva sarà addebitata e successivamente rimborsata all’acquirente dietro presentazione della documentazione legale di avvenuta esportazione. 5.3 Pagamento 5.3.1 Voi dovete fornirci nome e domicilio e, se richiesto, i dettagli della banca da cui proverranno i pagamenti in nostro favore. Voi dovete pagare l’intero ammontare dovuto (comprensivo del Prezzo di aggiudicazione, della Commissione di acquisto, dei costi di assicurazione e spedizione e, ove applicabile, dell’Iva) entro sette giorni dalla data dell’asta. 5.3.2 Voi non acquisirete alcun diritto sul Lotto fino a che tutte le somme a noi dovute non ci saranno state integralmente pagate, anche nel caso in cui noi vi avessimo già consegnato il Lotto. 5.3.3 Il pagamento deve essere fatto nella valuta della vendita (a meno di accordi particolari) attraverso uno dei seguenti metodi: (i) Bonifico bancario sul nostro conto indicato in fattura. Vi preghiamo di assicurarvi che tutte le spese bancarie siano a vostro carico e che il vostro numero di cliente sia indicato nella causale del bonifico. (ii) Assegno bancario o circolare intestato a Spink Switzerland Sa da inviare al nostro indirizzo di Via Motta 44, 6900 Lugano Switzerland. Vi preghiamo di assicurarvi che le spese di emissione e di incasso dell’assegno bancario o circolare siano a vostro carico e che il tagliando presente in fondo alla fattura sia inserito insieme al pagamento. (iii) Carta di credito Visa, Mastercard o American Express. Un addebito del 3.25% sarà applicato per pagamenti con Visa e Mastercard e del 3.95% per pagamenti con American Express. 5.4 Ritiro degli acquisti 5.4.1 A meno che non ci siamo specificamente accordati diversamente, terremo i pezzi venduti fino a che gli ammontari a noi dovuti, o dovuti al gruppo Spink, siano stati integralmente pagati. 5.4.2 In assenza di nostra diversa comunicazione, i pezzi da noi tenuti saranno assicurati in accordo con la nostra polizza, che è disponibile per visione presso i nostri uffici, per un periodo di sette giorni dalla data dell’asta o fino al momento del ritiro se fosse precedente. Dopo sette giorni o dal momento del ritiro, se precedente, il Lotto sarà interamente a vostro rischio. 5.4.3 La nostra polizza non assicurerà e non siamo in grado di accettare alcuna responsabilità per danni causati da tarli, cambiamenti atmosferici o atti di terrorismo. 5.5 Comunicazioni Non siamo in grado di comunicare l’avvenuta aggiudicazione agli aggiudicatari dei Lotti. Le fatture saranno inviate via email dopo l’asta e non accettiamo responsabilità per comunicazioni inerenti alle vostre offerte. Vi preghiamo di contattarci telefonicamente o di persona appena dopo l’asta per conoscere il risultato delle vostre offerte al fine di evitare addebiti per pagamenti in ritardo. 5.6 Imballo e movimentazione 5.6.1 Faremo tutto quanto ragionevolmente possibile per avere cura del Lotto acquistato nel momento dell’imballo e della movimentazione ma ricordate che dopo sette giorni dall’asta o, dalla data del ritiro se precedente, il Lotto è interamente a vostro rischio. In caso di spedizione, i

nostri addebiti per le spese postali ed assicurative sono indicati alla fine del catalogo. 5.6.2 E’ responsabilità dell’acquirente conoscere qualsiasi dazio/tassa all’importazione che potrebbero essere richiesti al momento dell’importazione nel paese di destinazione. Spink non accetterà il reso di qualsiasi collo per evitare il pagamento di tale dazio/tassa. E’ inoltre onere dell’acquirente conoscere qualsiasi restrizione doganale all’importazione che proibisca l’importazione di certi articoli da collezione. Spink non accetterà il reso di Lotti per questo motivo. Spink non accetterà alcuna responsabilità per Lotti sequestrati o distrutti dalla Dogana. 5.7 Confezionatori e spedizionieri raccomandati Se richiesto, il nostro ufficio spedizioni puo’ organizzare la spedizione come suo agente. Sebbene noi siamo in grado di suggerire spedizionieri, se specificamente richiesto, i nostri suggerimenti sono forniti sulla base della nostra esperienza generale con essi nel passato e non siamo responsabili nei confronti di alcuno al quale abbiamo fatto una raccomandazione per atti od omissioni delle controparti in questione. 5.8 Rimedi per mancato pagamento o mancato ritiro 5.8.1 Se Voi venite meno al pagamento entro sette gioni dalla data di pagamento indicata in fattura, noi saremo autorizzati ad esercitare uno o piu’ dei seguenti diritti o rimedi: 5.8.1.1 addebitare interessi al tasso composto dell’1% al mese, calcolati su base giornaliera dalla data in cui il pagamento è dovuto, in aggiunta ad una penale del 5% del prezzo di vendita; 5.8.1.2 rivalersi su qualsiasi somma di cui il gruppo Spink puo’ essere creditore nei vostri confronti per qualsiasi altra operazione, fino a concorrenza dell’ammontare da Voi non pagato; 5.8.1.3 trattenere tutti o alcuni Lotti di vostra proprietà o altri beni in possesso del gruppo Spink fino al pagamento da parte vostra di tutte le somme dovute a noi o al gruppo Spink, anche se la somma non pagata non riguarda quei lotti o quei beni. Trascorsi quattordici giorni dalla nostra comunicazione di esistenza di una somma non pagata, il gruppo Spink avrà il diritto di organizzare la vendita di tali Lotti o beni. Noi compenseremo i ricavi rivenienti da detta vendita fino a concorrenza della somma dovuta al gruppo Spink e vi pagheremo l’eventuale saldo; 5.8.1.4 nel caso in cui piu’ somme siano da voi dovute al gruppo Spink con riferimento ad operazioni diverse, compensare qualsiasi ammontare pagato con qualsiasi ammontare da voi dovuto sia o meno riferito direttamente ad una specifica operazione; 5.8.1.5 rifiutare in qualsiasi asta futura qualsiasi offerta fatta da Voi o per vostro conto, od ottenere un deposito da parte vostra prima di accettare qualsiasi offerta. 5.8.2 Se Voi venite meno al pagamento entro trentacinque giorni dalla data di pagamento indicata in fattura, noi saremo inoltre autorizzati a: 5.8.2.1 cancellare la vendita del Lotto o di qualsiasi altro articolo a Voi venduto nella stessa od in qualsiasi altra asta; 5.8.2.2 organizzare una rivendita del Lotto, in asta o a trattativa privata, e se il prezzo realizzato fosse inferiore a quello a suo tempo ottenuto, richiedere il pagamento del saldo da parte vostra unitamente a tutti i ragionevoli costi compreso una commissione del Venditore del 20%, spese varie , rimborso danni, spese legali, commissioni e premi di qualsiasi natura connessi con entrambe le vendite o altrimenti occorsi in conseguenza del mancato pagamento; o 5.8.2.3 ta.

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5.9 Mancato ritiro Nel caso in cui gli acquisti non siano ritirati entro sette giorni dalla data della vendita, sia che sia stato effettuato o meno il pagamento, Voi sarete tenuti al pagamento di un costo di magazzinaggio giornaliero pari a Chf 2.- per articolo oltre a qualsiasi altro costo di movimentazione ove applicabile. Non sarete autorizzati a ritirare il Lotto fino a che tutti gli addebiti in sospeso siano stati onorati unitamente al pagamento di tutte le altre somme a noi dovute.

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Le disposizioni che seguono del presente articolo 9 si applicheranno solo se Voi agite per scopi legati al vostro business:

5.10 Rimborso in caso di Falso

9.1 Limitazione della responsabilità Secondo quanto previsto all’articolo 6, noi non saremo responsabili, se in torto (inclusa negligenza o violazione di obblighi di legge o di contratto, falsa testimonianza o diversi) per qualsiasi:

5.10.1 Una vendita sarà cancellata e la somma pagata vi verrà rimborsata se un Lotto (a parte i Lotti misti non descritti nel catalogo), da noi venduto venga provato essere un Falso. Tuttavia non saremo obbligati a rimborsare alcuna somma se (a) la descrizione del catalogo o la comunicazione fatta in sala nel giorno dell’asta corrispondeva all’opinione generalmente accettata da studiosi o esperti in quel momento o correttamente indicava che c’era un conflitto di opinioni, o (b) puo’ essere dimostrato che il Lotto è un Falso solo attraverso, sia un procedimento scientifico non generalmente accettato per l’uso fino a dopo la pubblicazione del catalogo, sia attraverso un procedimento che alla data dell’asta fosse irragionevolmente costoso o impraticabile o che potesse causare danno al Lotto. Inoltre dovreste tenere in considerazione che il rimborso puo’ essere ottenuto solo se sono rispettate le seguenti condizioni:

9.1.1 perdita di profitto, perdita di business, diminuzione dell’avviamento o perdite similari, perdita di risparmi previsti, perdita di beni, perdita di contratti, perdita di mancato utilizzo, perdita per alterazione di dati o informazioni; o 9.1.2 qualsiasi particolare, indiretta, conseguenziale o pura perdita economica, costi, danni, addebiti o spese. 9.2 Separabilità Se qualsiasi parte di queste Condizioni generali di vendita venisse trovata da qualsivoglia tribunale non valida, illegale o inapplicabile, tale parte puo’ essere non tenuta in conto ed il resto delle condizioni continuare ad essere valide ed applicabili nella misura massima consentita dalla legge.

5.10.1.1 Voi dovete comunicarci per iscritto entro sette giorni dal ricevimento del Lotto/i che secondo Voi il Lotto in questione è un falso; 5.10.1.2 Voi dovete dunque ritornarci l’articolo entro quattordici giorni dal ricevimento del Lotto/I nelle stesse condizioni esistenti alla data dell’asta; e

9.3 Forza maggiore Noi non avremo alcuna responsabilità nei vostri confronti se ci viene impedito o subiamo ritardi nell’eseguire i nostri adempimenti in base alle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita o nel portare avanti il nostro business a causa di atti, eventi, omissioni, o incidenti fuori dal nostro ragionevole controllo, includendo (senza limitazioni) scioperi, serrate o altre vertenze aziendali (sia che coinvolgano nostro personale o personale di terzi), mancanza di servizi di pubblica utilità o di rete di trasporto, eventi straordinari, imprevedibili ed inevitabili, dovuti a cause naturali, guerra, rivolta, sommosse civili, danno volontario, rispetto di qualsiasi legge od ordine governativo, norma, regolamento o direttiva, incidente, guasti di impianti o macchinari, incendio, inondazioni, tempeste o omissioni di fornitori o subfornitori;

5.10.1.3 non appena ritornato il Lotto, Voi dovete produrci una prova soddisfacente che il Lotto è un Falso e che Voi siete in grado di trasferirci il pieno diritto sul lotto stesso, libero da qualsiasi pretesa di terze parti. 5.10.2 In nessuna circostanza saremo richiesti di pagare in vostro favore piu’ di quanto da Voi pagato per il Lotto in questione e non potrete esercitare alcuna pretesa di pagamento di interessi. 5.10.3 Il beneficio di questa garanzia non puo’ essere trasferito ed è di esclusiva pertinenza della persona a cui la fattura originale è stata emessa relativamente al Lotto venduto e che, dal momento della vendita, è rimasto il proprietario del Lotto senza essersi liberato di alcun interesse in esso in favore di terze parti.

9.4 Rinuncia

5.10.4 Noi saremo autorizzati a fare affidamento su qualsiasi procedimento scientifico o meno per stabilire che il Lotto non è un Falso, sia che tale processo fosse o meno in uso alla data dell’asta.

9.4.1 La rinuncia di qualsiasi diritto previsto dalle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita è efficace solo se fatto per iscritto e si applica solo alle circostanze per cui è concessa. Nessuna mancanza o ritardo da ciascuna parte nell’esercizio di qualsiasi diritto o rimedio previsto dalle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita o stabilito dalla legge, costituirà una rinuncia di quel (o di qualsiasi altro) diritto o rimedio, né preclude o limiterà il suo successivo esercizio. Nessun singolo o parziale esercizio di tale diritto o rimedio precluderà o limiterà il successivo esercizio di quel (o di qualsiasi altro) diritto o rimedio.

6 RESPONSABILITA’ Nulla in queste Condizioni generali di vendita limita o esclude la nostra responsabilità per: 6.1 morte o lesione personale dovuta a negligenza; o

9.4.2 A meno che non sia specificamente diversamente previsto, i diritti risultanti dalle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita sono cumulativi e non escludono i diritti previsti dalla legge.

6.2 qualsiasi danno o responsabilità da Voi sopportata come risultato di una nostra frode o fraudolenta falsa dichiarazione. 7 COPYRIGHT

9.5 Legge e giurisdizione

7.1 Noi abbiamo il diritto (su base non esclusiva) di fotografare, videoriprendere, o produrre in altro modo una immagine del Lotto. Tutti i diritti relativi a tale immagine appartengono a noi e abbiamo il diritto di usarla in qualunque modo riteniamo adatto.

La vendita cosi’ come i rapporti giuridici che ne derivano, sono soggetti alla legge svizzera. Se controversie o azioni legali dovessero nascere in relazione alla vendita od ai rapporti giuridici da essa derivanti, esse saranno rimesse alla competenza esclusiva del Foro di Lugano. Spink Switzerland Sa si riserva il diritto di procedere contro il debitore al domicilio di quest’ultimo: in tal caso è sempre applicabile il diritto svizzero.

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9.6 Importazione ed esportazione di francobolli Le importazioni ed esportazioni di francobolli soggiacciono alle normative vigenti negli Stati contraenti della Convenzione Unesco del 1970 (www. admin.ch/ch/i/rs/i4/0.444.1.it.pdf), che per la Svizzera ha trovato applicazione nella legge federale sul trasferimento internazionale dei beni culturali LTBC (www.admin.ch/ch/i/rs/4/444.1.it.pdf) e nella relativa ordinanza OTBC (www.admin.ch/ch/i/rs/4/444.11.it.pdf). Spink Switzerland SA rimane a disposizione per eventuali ulteriori informazioni.

8 COMUNICAZIONI Tutte le comunicazioni previste nelle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita possono essere notificate personalmente, inviate per lettera raccomandata o inviate via fax all’indirizzo comunicato al mittente dall’altra parte. Qualsiasi comunicazione inviata via posta sarà considerata ricevuta nel secondo giorno lavorativo dopo la data di spedizione o, se il destinatario è estero, nel quinto giorno successivo alla spedizione. Qualsiasi comunicazione inviata via fax o notificata personalmente sarà considerata consegnata nel primo giorno lavorativo seguente all’esecuzione.

9.7 Versione delle Condizioni generali di vendita La versione in italiano delle presenti Condizioni generali di vendita è stata tradotta dalla versione inglese che rimane la versione legale in caso di controversia o differenza di interpretazione.

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FRENCH MAIL IN CUBA................................................................................................................15

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GUADELOUPE

Stampless Mail.................................................................................................................................19 Franked Postal History.................................................................................................................. 22 Postage Dues................................................................................................................................. 35 Military Mail................................................................................................................................. 37 Balance Collection......................................................................................................................... 39

MARTINIQUE

22/33 34/70 71/75 76/83 84

Stampless Mail............................................................................................................................... 39 Franked Postal History.................................................................................................................. 42 Military Mail..................................................................................................................................52 Balance Collection..........................................................................................................................57

85/96 97/127 128/139 140

FRENCH MAIL IN PUERTO RICO. ................................................................................................57

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SWEDISH ST. BARTHS (Previous and Later French Establishment)................................................... 58

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FRENCH MAIL IN ST. THOMAS.....................................................................................................59

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FRENCH MAIL IN THE WEST INDIES The Federico Borromeo D’Adda Collection FRENCH MAIL IN CUBA 1

1832, March 9. Cover from Havana to Basel (Switzerland), bearing “Bordeaux/Paq. /Reg.” entry which was applied on mail carried by the Balguerie line, accompanied by Bordeaux c.d.s., “15” rating mark for 1fr 50c., “C.T.F” (Colonies Transit Français), as well as “36” red crayon denoting Swiss postage due on delivery. This mail is particularly rare as originating from Cuba, with only two items so far known.

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1862, Dec. 27. Small envelope from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, carried at the prepaid single letter rate with 1853 80c. carmine, wide margins all around, very slight soiling at base, tied by anchor lozenge with matching “Cuba” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1364), and neat “Tampico” ‘cachet de ligne’ c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1313). Slight wrinkles and couple of staple holes, all clear of the adhesive and handstamps. A very rare and most attractive cover. Salles 1.364 d = RR, ‘pièce d’amateur’. Dallay 17.

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1863, March 23. Cover from Santiago de Cuba to Nantes, endorsed “Por Floride” denoting carriage by this steamship -on her third voyage, as corroborated by fine “Cuba/Floride” octagonal datestamp, rated “8” décimes on arrival, backstamped on receipt. Salles 1.319 = RR, ‘pièce d’amateur’.

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1865, June 17. Large part cover endorsed “por Vapor Correos Franceses, Vía Cuba y San Nazaire”, bearing 1862 80c. rose, tied by Spanish “Parrilla” handstamp with corresponding “Baracoa/Isla De Cuba” c.d.s. at right, St. Jean-De-Luz red entry, “6” to be paid on delivery and Bordeaux c.d.s. on back. An exceptional and fascinating combination. Signed Calves. Dallay 24. (No photo)

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1867, Jan. 16. Cover from Santiago de Cuba to Bordeaux, franked at single rate by 1862 40c. orange pair, neatly tied by anchor lozenge, showing “Cuba” octagonal datestamp at right (Salles fig. 1364), and framed “PD”. Superb Ligne B and Ligne D datestamps on reverse. From 1866 until March 1867, as a result of an epidemic of yellow fever in St. Thomas, French ships had to land at Fort de France (Martinique) to embark mail originating from the Danish colony. Very fine.

150

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1871, Aug. 2. Cover from Havana to Mexico City, carried by the “Ville de St. Nazaire”, paying the inter-Antillean rate with Bordeaux 10c. bistre, report II, in pair, together with 40c. orange, all well margined and graced by vivid colours and neat impressions, each tied by anchor lozenge, with neat “Havane/Paq. Fr. B N°1” (Salles fig. 1439) and red “P.P.”. Mexican rate markings including “6” which has been amended by “4” (reales) postage due after having been cancelled by mute grid and “0” handstamp. An exhibition item of great freshness and remarkable beauty, bearing the “Bordeaux” Issue, which is very rare and desirable used abroad. Dallay 43, 48.

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1871, Oct. 17. Cover (side flaps missing) from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, franked by 1867 80c. rose and 1870 20c. blue, each tied by anchor lozenge with octagonal “Santiago de Cuba/Paq. Fr. D N°1” datestamp (Salles fig. 1545). Rare. Signed Jamet. Dallay 32, 37.

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1872, Jan. 18. Envelope from Santiago de Cuba to Bordeaux, carried at double rate with very fresh 1867 80c. rose pair, and 1870 40c. orange, tied by anchor lozenges with matching superb “Cuba” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1364), embarked on the “Nouveau Monde”, showing Ligne B and Bordeaux c.d.s.’s on back. A rare and very fine cover. Signed Calves and Pothion. Dallay 32, 38.

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1872, April 23. Cover from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, carried by the “France”, paying an exceptional 8 francs rate, paid by 1867 80c. rose two strips of five, two adhesives affected by slight imperfection including surface scuff and small tear, tied by anchor lozenges and “Cuba” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1364), backstamped with “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°4” datestamps. An extraordinary and visually impressive franking. Signed Calves. Dallay 32.

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1872, April 24. Entire letter from Havana to Saumur, put on board the “France”, bearing very fine “Havane/Paq. Fr. FR. B N°4” (Salles fig. 1439), rated “12” décimes on receipt. (No photo)

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1872, May 21. Cover from Santiago de Cuba to Bordeaux, bearing very fresh 1871-75 25c. blue, strip of four, tied by dotted grids with neat “Santiago de Cuba/Paq. Fr. D N°1” (Salles fig. 1492), denoting carriage by the “Louisiane”. Part of address’ panel missing, still though very attractive and unusual. Dallay 60I.

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1872, June 21. Envelope from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, franked by 1871-75 25c. blue, strip of four (some imperfections at left), tied by dotted lozenge with very fine “Cuba” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1364), with Ligne-B, Ligne-D and Paris backstamps. Dallay 60I.

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1873, April 25. Cover from Havana to Valparaiso (Chile), paying the external French maritime rate with 1870 40c. orange, strip of three, tied by anchor lozenges with “La Havane” octagon (Salles fig. 1365), with rare “Ligne-B/Paq. Fr./N°2” on reverse. Some rust tiny spots at base, clear of the franking and not detracting. Carried by the “Nouveau Monde”. A rare destination. Dallay 38.

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1874, Sept. 18. Cover from Havana to Veracruz (Mexico), paying the double inter-Antillean rate with 1870 40c. orange and large margined “Bordeaux” 80c. rose, each cleanly tied by anchor lozenge, with fine “La Havane” (Salles fig. 1365) consular datestamp and framed “P.P.” alongside, embarked on the “Louisiane”. Of delicate quality, featuring a very rare franking including the “Bordeaux” Issue, which was very seldom used abroad, with this item demonstrating a late usage in 1874. Dallay 38, 49.

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1875, March 16. Cover from Havana to Veracruz (Mexico), bearing 1870 40c. orange strip of three, tied by anchor lozenges with octagonal “La Havane” datestamp (Salles fig. 1365) with sender’s cachet alongside, and “Havane/Paq. Fr. B N°4” handstamp on back, denoting carriage by the “Ville de St. Nazaire”. Dallay 38.

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1875, Sept. 22. Cover from Havana to Buenos Aires, bearing 1872 80c. rose strip of three, used to pay a double weight letter rate, tied by anchor lozenges with “La Havane” consular datestamp (Salles fig. 1365) adjacent, with Ligne-J in blue and arrival (18 November) c.d.s.’s on reverse. Carried via Bordeaux to be later put on board the “Rio Grande” then via Dakar, Brazil and Montevideo. A very scarce and fascinating usage including double-crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Dallay 57.

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1876, Jan. 27. Small envelope with front and reverse (folded) being detached and partly affixed to each other for exhibition purposes, from Santiago de Cuba to Bordeaux, franked by 1870 40c. orange and 1872 30c. brown pair, tied by anchor lozenges and arrival c.d.s., with “Cuba” consular datestamp (Salles fig. 1364) and red “Santiago-de-Cuba/P. F. D N°1”, carried by SS “Martinique”. Attractive and scarce. Dallay 38, 56.

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1877, Nov. 27. Entire letter from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, endorsed “p. Martinique”, franked by Cuba 1877 50c. black in pair (portion of margin missing at left, not impinging on the design), tied by oval grid and French red “Santiago-de-Cuba/Paq. Fr. D N°2” octagon (Salles fig. 1493), backstamped on arrival. Edifil 42.

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1879, Jan. 25. Entire letter from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, franked by Cuba 1879 25c. ultramarine, two pairs (one affected by couple of small tears), tied by blue c.d.s. on dispatch, showing red “Ligne D/Paq. Fr. N° 3” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1471) in centre. Endorsed “p. Olindo Rodríguez”, then on her last voyage in the Caribbean area. A rare issue on cover. Edifil 53.

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1879, May 16. Entire letter from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, endorsed “vapor francais”, bearing Cuba 1879 50c. grey (2), both tied by barred oval with matching c.d.s. of dispatch at left, showing very fine red “Santiago de Cuba/Paq. Fr. F” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1592) which was applied on board an steamship of this line bound to St. Thomas, backstamped on receipt. A scarce issue on cover, in combination with this rare French ‘Ligne-F’ datestamp. Edifil 54.

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1882, Sept. 14. Entire letter from Santiago de Cuba to Paris, franked by Cuba 1882 5c. Greyish-blue pair and 10c. bistre-olive, tied by violet c.d.s.’s on departure, with scarce “Santiago de Cuba/Paq. Fr. F” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1592) adjacent and red Ligne-B and blue Paris c.d.s.’s on back. Put on board a steamer of the annexed Ligne-F and then transferred to the “Ligne de Brest”. Rare. Edifil 71, 72.

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1788, Feb. 26. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe) to Bordeaux carried by “Paquebot du Roi”, showing very fine “Pointe à Pitre” straight-line handstamp, paying “4” sold for local delivery, rated “20” sols on reverse as prepaid fee. The usage of this handstamp is only recorded from 1788 to 1790. Rare.

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1788, June 13. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to Basseterre paying the internal rate of 15 “deniers”, bearing “Pointe à Pitre” straight-line handstamp, which was only used from 1788 to 1790.

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1816, Aug. 7. Entire letter from Basseterre to Pointe à Pitre, with two fine strikes of negative “FN” seal representing the initial of the postman, who applied “affranchie” in manuscript denoting full prepayment, as well as framed “Basseterre” handstamp. Very scarce.

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1819, Aug. 6. Entire letter from Basseterre to Pointe à Pitre, with very fine framed “Basseterre” handstamp (in use from 1809 to 1822), charged with “20” sous in manuscript.

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1823, Feb. 13. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to Havre (France), endorsed “p. le Gallion via Nantes”, with “Basse Terre/Guadeloupe.” Two-line handstamp which applied in transit, “Colonies/ Par Nantes” entry and then rated “15” décimes including 14 for onward transmission (400 to 500 km) and the “décime de mer”. Scarce.

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1826, Feb. 13. Entire letter from Basse Terre to Paris, bearing “Colonies Par/Le Havre” h.s. in red, charged with “6” décimes including the local delivery for 5 décimes, with arrival on reverse of 16 April.

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1832, June 2. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to Havre (France), with framed “Pays D’Outremer/Par Le Havre” entry h.s., which was used from 1828 to 1831, backstamped on receipt. (No photo)

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1848, Aug. 15. Entire letter from Havre (France) to Pointe à Pitre, with red framed “PD”, “Bureau Maritime” c.d.s. on dispatch, as well as British London c.d.s. and framed “Foreign Packet” h.s. A rare incoming mail.

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1851, May 30. Entire letter from Anse-Bertrand to Pointe à Pitre, with framed “P.P.” handstamp and “Anse-Bertrand/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. A rare and desirable town marking, with few examples known, further enhanced by being applied on pre-paid correspondence.

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1852, Aug. 10. Entire letter from Saint François to Versailles (France), endorsed “Voie d’Angleterre”, with neat “St. François/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. and framed “P.P.” which was crossed out, accompanied by Basse-Terre c.d.s. in transit, “15” h.s. for 15 décimes (1Fr50c) due for a single letter rate, red Calais entry plus boxed Article 13 h.s. Very fine, an unusually rare marking from this small village, with very few examples known.

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1863, June 27. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to Bordeaux, carried at double rate, with rimless dispatch c.d.s. at left, initially embarked on the “Cacique” of the “Ligne Annexe” operating from Martinique to Guadeloupe (the so-called “Service des Iles du Vent”), and then transhipped at Fort de France to the “Vera Cruz” paquebot. Rare ”Corresp. D’Armées/Vera-Cruz” octagon (Salles fig. 1334), which probably applied in error and crossed out by red crayon, and “Martinique/Vera-Cruz” datestamp (Salles fig. 1326). Rated “6” décimes for unpaid letters up to 7 1/2 grams. An extremelly rare and desirable cover. Salles = RR, ‘pièce d’amateur’ + 600. Ex Dubus and Berkinshaw-Smith.

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1865, March 11. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to La Rochelle (France), with rimless c.d.s. on dispatch, octagonal “Martinique/Floride” datestamp (repeated on reverse). The cover was consigned to the Guadeloupe post office too late to be embarked on the “Impératrice Eugenie” which had departed on 30 March, with the consequence of having been put on board the “Floride” bound to Cuba and Veracruz, with previous application of 4 April datestamp on front, later completing the return voyage of the “Floride” after receiving the corresponding octagon-struck on 26 April. Very scarce and desirable. Salles 1.323a. (Photo on page 26)

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Franked Postal History One of Two Recorded Single-Rate Covers Exhibiting the 10c Cérès

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1852, May 13. Entire letter from St. François to Versailles, endorsed “Voie d’Angleterre”, bearing 10c. bistre, single example cut very slightly into at left, otherwise ample margins, and two vertical pairs with good margins except for being just touched on one side, together with 1fr. carmine, all adhesives being fresh and showing vivid colours, tied on arrival by French roller grill cancel, with “St. François/ (Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. alongside, carried by British steamer and consequently showing French entry at Calais on mail from England, and red boxed “PD”, backstamped on arrival. A very faint filing fold barely affects two adhesives, not detracting from this important rarity. The 10c. value issued to the Colonies presents a strange enigma because there apparently was little intended use for this value, except for the 35c. rate by private ship, of which no cover is known from Guadeloupe (see lot 97 for a very rare example of this rate, but applied in Martinique). The major purpose of issuing French stamps to Guadeloupe and the other Colonies was to prepay the 1fr. 50c. rate to France for which the 25c. and 1fr. values were sufficient. Nevertheless, 5,000 adhesives of the 10c. were consigned to Guadeloupe and Martinique in two different consignments. One of only two covers carried at single rate exhibiting the rare 10c. denomination in the first issue –three covers are known bearing this value-, this possessing, in comparison with the other item recorded, the added significance of originating from the small locality of Saint François, thus being unique in the first issue. Dallay 1, 6.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM OF GUADELOUPE The Cover Bearing the Three Denominations of the First Issue of France Used at Guadeloupe

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1852, May 12. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to France, endorsed “Par Steamer Voie d’Angleterre”, paying the double weight letter rate not exceeding 15 grams with 10c. bistre, a remarkable strip of five with predominantly large margins, barely touched at left, 25c. blue, deep colour in two well margined examples, and 1fr. carmine pair showing very good margins, all tied by French roller grid in France, with neat “Pointe-à-Pitre/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. alongside, together with framed “PD” and French entry at Calais. Just one 25c. adhesive at right is affected by tone spot and vertical crease resulting in a small tear, which are so minor as to be of not significance whatsoever on this incredibly rare cover. Illustrated on page 15 of the “Les Correspondances des Colonies Françaises-La Guadeloupe” by Dubus, Pannetier and Marchand. On 13 June 1851, the French Postal Administration announced that postage stamps were to be experimentally used to prepay postage in various Colonies including Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Reunion and Indian settlements. The stamps applied on correspondence originating from these colonies had to be cancelled on arrival in France. The major purpose of issuing French stamps was that of prepaying the 1fr. 50c. rate to France. The use of postage adhesives was a failure in this early period, since this practice was not compulsory and the population was not familiar with the use of postage stamps; on the other hand, the correspondence carried by British means, but also addressed to France, caused accountancy difficulties in the colonial post offices. In the “Gazzette Officielle de la Guadeloupe” of 25 October 1851 was announced the sale of postage adhesives as from 10 November 1851 in the Basse-Terre, Pointe à Pitre, Le Moule and Grand-Bourg post offices. Two consignments sent to Guadeloupe, as per Martinique, dated October 1851 and end of August 1852, included each 2,500 examples of the 10c., together with 9,000 of the 25c. and 5,000 of the 1fr. denominations. When the second consignment had been exhausted, the experiment definitely ended. The 10c. value issued to the colonies presents a strange enigma because there apparently was little intended use for this value, except for the 35c. rate by private ship. This absolutely spectacular cover is one of the most important rarities of the French Colonies. First of all for its most important feature: the only cover recorded bearing the three values of the first issue of France used abroad. The extremely rare usage of the 10c. denomination confirms a very important added significance as only three covers are known in Guadeloupe bearing this value, of which two are franked by a strip of five (the other cover recorded, of less importance, which bears the 10c. strip of five and 1fr. single, was sold in December 2007 for US$ 57,500, hammer price, in the Spink Shreves sale dedicated to the Grand Prix D’Honneur collection of Guadeloupe formed by Edward J.J. Grabowski). Cert. Calves. Dallay 1, 4, 6.

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The First Issue of France Tête-Bêche on Cover Used in the French Colonies

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1852, Oct. 29. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Paris, franked at single rate up to 7’5 grams with 25c. blue tête-bêche vertical pair, in deep rich colour, cut very slightly into at top and base, barely touched at right, with huge margin at left, together with 1fr. carmine, complete to mainly very large margins, tied by roller grill cancel in Paris, as well as red boxed “PD” handstamp and Calais entry in transit denoting to have been posted via British packet, with “Pointe-à-Pitre/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s., showing Paris c.d.s. on reverse. This item was the first of the two items which were the title page illustration of the famous “Robert G. Stone Collection of French Antilles” (Robson Lowe, March 1972, sold for CHF 4,000), and it was described as “one of the two known covers from Guadeloupe bearing a têtebêche pair of French stamps” (the other also offered in this sale of The Federico Borromeo D’Adda collection as lot 53). The tête-bêche is one of the most fascinating varieties in French classic philately. This error in the 25c. value only occurred in one position in the sheet of 300, i.e. position 131 in the first pane of 150 stamps. The small number of covers in existence bearing the first issue of France used in the French Colonies reveal the immense importance of this absolutely exceptional gem: this is the only cover recorded originating from the French colonies exhibiting the tête-bêche variety in the first issue. Together with the cover exhibiting the three first issue values used in the French Colonies (lot 35 in this sale), this item is to be considered as one of the two most important items in the French West Indies. A marvellous world-class postal history rarity, as well as a key item for the most advanced collection of French classic philately. Cert. Calves. Dallay 4tb, 6. Ex Stone.

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1853, Aug. 26. Cover (side flap missing) from Basse-Terre to Paris, franked at single rate with extremely fresh 25c. deep blue in vertical pair, good margins all around, and 1fr. carmine, touched at right, also featuring a fresh impression, tied by elusive large point roller cancel on arrival, with faint strike of “Basse-Terre/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. at bottom left, red framed “PD” and Calais entry in transit, backstamped on receipt. Horizontal crease impinging on one 25c. adhesive which results in a tear at right, hardly detracting from the very attractive appearance (in fact, it has been described by the renowned expert Bernard Behr in his certificate as a “très belle lettre”). A rare first issue of France cover in Guadeloupe showing a scarce cancellation, as well as one fewer than five covers recorded bearing a Basse-Terre datestamp (also including usages in transit). Cert. B. Behr. Dallay 4, 6.

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1852, May 13. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Paris, bearing 1fr. carmine in strip of three featuring clear to large margins, used to pay the double rate up to 15 grams, carried via British packet as confirmed by endorsement at top, with the stamps being tied by French roller grill cancel with very fine “Pointe-à-Pitre/ (Guadeloupe)” c.d.s. at left, red “PD” handstamp and Calais entry transit alongside, with arrival on reverse. A very fine and fresh example of this scarce double rate franking. Signed Brun and A. Diena. Dallay 6.

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The Unique First Issue of France Franking Paying the Five-Fold Letter Rate

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1853, June 12. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Paris, franked by 25c. blue pair, 1fr. carmine pair and remarkable strip of five, all used to pay a five-fold letter rate, cleanly tied by large point roller cancel on arrival, showing “Pointe-à-Pitre/(Guadeloupe)” c.d.s., framed “PD” and Calais entry (after having followed the British route), the latter also tying the 1fr. pair. All stamps feature rich colour and mainly large margins, being clear in small places. A late usage confirming the adhesives to be from the second consignment. Of very delicate and extraordinarily choice quality, making this a most desirable showpiece which features a unique franking representing the only cover recorded paying this high rate. Signed Goebel. Dallay 4, 6.

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1866, June 9. Entire folded commercial bulletin carried at the printed matter rate to Bordeaux, franked by 1862 1c. olive on greenish blue vertical pair coming from the right of the sheet, just touched in small place at left, and 10c. bistre, tied by lozenge of diamonds with Pointe à Pitre dispatch c.d.s. at left, blue paid handstamp and red Paris c.d.s.. The printed matter rate to France up to 40 grams had been reduced from 13c. to 12c. in November 1863. A very fine example of this elusive rate. Dallay 1, 3.

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1863, Oct. 11. Entire folded commercial bulletin to Bordeaux, endorsed “Voie d’Angleterre”, bearing 1862 1c. on greenish blue vertical strip of three, excellent margins showing the neighbouring adhesive at top, and 10c. bistre, clear to large margins, both tied by lozenges of diamonds with corresponding “Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadeloupe” rimless c.d.s., as well as red boxed “PD” and Calais entry in transit alongside, backstamped on arrival. The 13c. up to 40 grams printed matter rate to France was into force only until the November of 1863, giving a window of about two years when the newly issued 1c. and 5c. “Eagles” could be used for prepayment. Only about a half dozen covers bearing the “Eagle” issue paying this rate are known. Cert. Enzo Diena, signed Jamet and Lamy. Dallay 1, 3.

750

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1862, July 26. Entire folded commercial bulletin from Pointe à Pitre to La Rochelle, paying the printed matter rate to France, via Great Britain, with 1862 1c. olive on greenish blue strip of three, and 5c. green pair, both showing good margins, tied by lozenge of diamonds cancels with dispatch rimless c.d.s. at top, framed “PD” and Calais entry, both in red. The 1c. and 5c. denominations were put into circulation on 8 July 1862 and were valid until December 1869 after having been issued in nine different printings: this cover represents one of the earliest usages recorded in the first month of issue of the 1c. and 5c. values. Another example of this very rare printed matter rate, of which only about a half dozen covers are recorded, with this exhibiting a different franking. Signed Miro and Dillemann. Dallay 1, 2.

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1870, Aug. 6. Envelope carried inland from Basse Terre to Pointe à Pitre, franked by large margined 1862 10c. bistre pair, cleanly tied by dotted lozenge with clearly struck dispatch c.d.s. and large red framed “P.P.” handstamp. Of delightful and choice quality. Signed Calves and A. Diena. Dallay 3.

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1864, June 13. Registered local wrapper from Pointe à Pitre, with cachet of the official court, paying the 10c. local rate plus 20c. registration fee with 1862 10c. vertical strip of three, clear to large margins, cleanly tied by lozenge of diamonds cancels with matching Pointe à Pitre rimless c.d.s., superb strike of the elusive “Chargé” handstamp in red and framed “P.P.”. This postage, as erroneously stated by some experts, did not correspond to a special judicial rate (see page 79 in the “Les Colonies d’Amerique” handbook by Michèle Chauvet). According to the law of 21 May 1858, these judicial letters had to be posted contained in a registered wrapper validated by a judicial cachet. A very fine example of this rare local registered rate, with most of the few covers recorded being preserved in poorer condition; also the very rare “Chargé” handstamp is represented in this cover as the clearest recorded. Dallay 3.

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1871, May 9. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre via British packet to Bordeaux, franked by 1862 10c. bistre and 20c. blue (3), all well margined except for one example which is touched at top, tied by black lozenge cancels, with matching Pointe à Pitre c.d.s. and red “PD” alongside. Dallay 3, 4. (No photo)

100

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1865, Dec. 8. Large envelope to Paris, carried at triple rate with 1862 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion, each value represented by a well margined strip of three, tied by black lozenge with matching Pointe à Pitre c.d.s. at left, embarked on the “Tampico” to St. Nazaire with “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. A N°1” octagon and arrival on reverse. A rare franking. Dallay 3, 5.

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1862, March 26. Envelope from Pointe à Pitre carried at single rate by British packet, addressed to Bergerac (France), franked by 1862 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion, good margins, both tied by lozenge of diamonds with matching dispatch rimless c.d.s., Calais entry and red “PD” with, on reverse, French transit and arrival. Small hole to envelope, only mentioned for accuracy. Dallay 3, 5.

350

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1866, April 10. Entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to Nantes, bearing well margined 1862 20c. blue, 40c. vermilion and 80c. rose, tied by black lozenges and corresponding dispatch c.d.s. at bottom left, red French entry also ties the franking, and arrival on back. A double weight letter rate via british packet. A very fine example of this unusual and beautiful three-colour franking. Dallay 4, 5, 6.

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1872, June 26. Envelope (reduced at base) from Grand Bourg to Basse Terre, with 1872 5c. green strip of four, wide to large margins, used to pay the inland rate of 1864 and tied by black lozenges with “Guadeloupe/Grand-Bourg” c.d.s. alongside, and arrival on reverse. Small tone spots to cover. A similar cover was illustrated on the back cover of the catalogue of the famous “Robert G. Stone Collection of French Antilles” (Robson Lowe, March 1972, sold for CHF 14,000). An extremely rare franking including one of the scarcest values of the French Colonies General issues, this being further enhanced by originating from a small locality at that time, in the smaller Island of Marie Galante. Dallay 8.

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1873, Oct. 25. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Bordeaux, paying the British packet rate up to 10 grams with 1871-72 large margined 30c. brown-grey and 1871 40c. orange, cut into at base, both cleanly tied by “GPE” dotted lozenge in blue with matching “Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre” c.d.s. and framed “PD” also in blue, alongside, backstamped on arrival. A visually very attractive example of the very rare “GPE” cancel in blue, featuring a scarce issues-combination franking. Signed Jamet. Dallay 9, 13.

500

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1872, Feb. 5. Envelope to Basse Terre franked by well margined 1871 20c. blue, tied by dotted lozenge with corresponding fine “Guadeloupe/Grand-Bourg” c.d.s., and Basse Terre receipt on reverse. An infrequent mail from the Marie Galante Island. Dallay 12.

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1872, May 26. Entire letter from Moule to Pointe à Pitre, bearing 1871 20c. blue, clear to huge margins, tied by dotted lozenge with Moule c.d.s. alongside. The large framed “P.P.” also infrequently ties the franking. Faint vertical crease of little consequence. Scarce. Dallay 12.

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The Cover Exhibiting the 1871 20c Tête-Bêche

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1872, May 7. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Bordeaux, bearing the extraordinary 1871 20c. tête-bêche pair, clear to wide margins for the most part, together with large margined 10c. bistre, cleanly tied by, leaving the designs very clear, “GPE” lozenge cancels with corresponding “Guadeloupe/Pointe-aPitre” alongside, with “Ligne A/Paq. Fr. N°1” octagonal datestamp denoting carriage by the “Atlantique”. Conveyed at 50c. rate via French packet and not exceeding 15 grams. This “GPE” lozenge was introduced only in the second half of 1871, when a similar device to be used in Martinique had been put into service there already in early 1864. Illustrated on page 44 of the “Les Correspondances des Colonies Françaises-La Guadeloupe” handbook by Dubus, Pannetier and Marchand. The only example recorded of this most desirable variety of the French Colonies General issues, in used condition. The very rare usage of the “GPE” lozenge add an enhanced degree of valuation. This is one of only two covers from Guadeloupe, both offered in this sale, bearing a tête-bêche pair of French stamps. Of world-class rarity, one of the most important gems of the French Colonies. Dallay11, 12.

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1872, June 6. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Marseilles endorsed “par Packet français” denoting French carriage, to be consequently charged at 50c. rate which was partly paid by 1871 40c. orange, touched at top, with excellent margins in other respects, tied by rare “GPE” dotted grid with matching Pointe à Pitre c.d.s. and framed “PD” alongside, with the deficiency of 10c. being paid in cash with manuscript note at top “10 cents en numéraire”. Backstamps including Ligne-A c.d.s. indicating involvement of the “Martinique” and arrival. An exceptionally rare combination of partial payment with cash with fewer than five items recorded. Dallay 13.

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1877, March 13. Envelope (one back flap missing) not exceeding 15 grams from Capesterre to Basse Terre, bearing 1872-77 5c. green on blue (faint corner crease) and 10c. brown on rose, clear to mostly ample margins, both tied by bold strike of “Guadeloupe/Capesterre” c.d.s., with arrival on reverse. Small hole on front panel clear of the franking, of no importance for this significant cover. A very rare example of this local rate which was into force for one year in 1877 from January 1st, with the added significance of coming from the small village of Capesterre. Dallay 17, 18.

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1878, Oct. 10. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Paris, franked by large margined 1872-77 5c. green on blue and 30c. brown, both tied by “Paq. Ang./Pointe-à-Pitre-Guade” c.d.s. on dispatch, which is repeated alongside, together with red entry at Calais confirming it to have followed the British packet carriage, backstamped Paris. A superb example illustrating the rare 35c. U.P.U. rate that had come into effect on 15 may 1878 and lasted less than a year and was a reduction of the previous 40c. rate. Dallay 17, 20.

250

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1873, May 10. Cover (bottom back flap missing) to Nantes (France), paying the single 70c. packet rate with 1872-77 5c. green on blue, single example and vertical strip of three, and 25c. blue vertical pair, all especially fresh and with good margins (one 25c. adhesive hardly touched at right), tied by dotted lozenges with very fine “Guadeloupe/Morne-à-L’Eau” c.d.s. and framed “PD” at left, with blue French entry alongside and backstamps including Pointe à Pitre and Nantes. A most unusual way to make this rate, even of more importance as having been posted from the tiny town of Morne-à-l’Eau on the west coast of Grande Terre. Dallay 17, 23.

600

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1877, April 28. French Colonies formula postcard used locally from Basse Terre to Baillig (same district), franked by 10c. brown on rose, tied by “Guadeloupe/Basse-Terre” c.d.s. This card indicates the foreign usage to be at 20c., which has been cross out as it was domestically used. A rare local usage in very fine condition. Dallay 18.

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1878, Aug. 10. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Rouen (France), bearing 1872-77 10c. brown on rose and 25c. blue, both with good even margins and tied by “Paq. Fr./Pointe-à-Pitre-Guade” c.d.s., with additional strike alongside and French backstamps of Paris and Rouen. Another beautiful example, although exhibiting a different franking, of the rare 35c. U.P.U. rate that had come into effect on 15 May 1878 and lasted less than a year. Signed Calves. Dallay 17, 20. (No photo)

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1881, Feb. 17. Wrapper from Pointe à Pitre to St. François, franked by 1872-77 30c. brown-grey, a well margined pair cleanly tied by “Guadeloupe/Pointe à Pitre” c.d.s.’s with an additional strike at foot, judicial cachet on front and back (validating the usage of a registered wrapper as per postal rules), and framed “R” h.s. in red, showing a fine strike of the rare “Guadeloupe/Saint François” c.d.s. A very rare franking on judicial correspondence with extremely few examples recorded. Dallay 20.

250

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1875, July 26. Envelope to France, showing manuscript notation “Prière d’affranchier ci-joint”, with the postage being paid in cash on dispatch, “Guadeloupe/St. Claude” c.d.s. (corrected without the “e” on “St.”) at bottom right and “6” due marking which was not executed and cancelled by red pen strokes, with the franking being subsequently applied in transit at Basse Terre bearing 1872 25c. blue vertical pair, cut slightly into at top, good margins in other respects, tied by neat lozenge of diamonds with “Paq. Fr. /Basse-Terre Guadele.” c.d.s. on reverse. Blue entry at Saint Nazaire also ties the franking. A probably unique usage, of great postal history interest. Dallay 23.

250

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1875-79. Three covers from Pointe à Pitre carried by British packets to France, of which two bearing 1872 25c. tied by “Paq. Ang./Pointe à Pitre Guade” c.d.s., the other bearing 25c. pair tied by dotted lozenge with corresponding c.d.s. alongside. Dallay 23. (No photo)

100

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1872, Dec. 23. Envelope from Pointe à Pitre to Paris, charged at double weight letter rate and correctly franked with 1872 25c. blue, a fresh strip of four with clear to ample margins, tied by “GPE” lozenges with corresponding “Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre” c.d.s., blue St. Nazaire entry, after having been carried by the “Martinique”, and framed “PD” handstamps. It was initially indicated “3 ports” to be paid, which was later amended to “2” and thus the cover was confirmed to be carried at double rate, and therefore the due markings -including framed “Affranchisement/Insuffisant”, “8” and “6”- were erroneously applied and oblitered by pen strokes and black lozenges. A unique usage further enhanced by the very rare “GPE” lozenge cancels and the scarce multiple, of great fascination and visual impact for exhibition. Dallay 23.

400

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1875, Aug. 9. Envelope from Moule to Paris, bearing impressive 1872 25c. blue, marginal strip of six from the left of the sheet featuring ample to huge margins with portions of two neighbouring adhesives, of great freshness and rich colour, cancelled by black lozenges and tied by neat “Guadeloupe/Moule” c.d.s., correctly paying the triple rate by French steamer to France, put on board the “Lafayette” to Saint-Nazaire where it entered 25 August, with corresponding blue c.d.s. and arrival on reverse. Some cover edge wrinkles just slightly impinging on one adhesive only. A most probably unique usage of this large multiple on cover. Cert. Enzo Diena. Dallay 23.

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1875, March 31. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Bordeaux, bearing 1877-79 20c. brown-lilac marginal pair tied by “Paq. Fr./Pointe-a-Pitre-Guade” c.d.s. and red “Col. Fr./Pa. Fr. B N°4” octagon, with embarkation on the “Ville de St.-Nazaire”. Dallay 34. (No photo)

100

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1880, Nov. 24. Cover from basse Terre to Rouen (France), carried on board a French steamer bound to St. Nazaire, franked by 1878-80 25c. yellow-bistre tied by c.d.s. on dispatch. Maury 44. (No photo)

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1882, Aug. 29. Envelope from St. Barts to Besançon (France), franked by 1880 25c. bistre-yellow, cut into in small place at left and with part of the adjoining stamp at right, tied by “Guadeloupe/St. Barthélemy” c.d.s., with backstamps including Basse Terre, Paris and Besançon. Some reduced tone spots of no importance for this important item. Correspondence from this small Island is of great scarcity, where the French P.O. was only opened in October 1878 after having been a Swedish possession until 16.3.1878. Dallay 44.

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1884, Feb. 24. Judicial wrapper from Pointe à Pitre used locally, carried at 35c. local rate including 25c. for registry, with large margined 1878-80 35c. violet-black on orange, tied by dispatch c.d.s., showing an additional strike at base, red “R” h.s. and blue judicial cachet on both sides. A very scarce local registered usage. Dallay 56.

100

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1888, March 9. Cover used locally at Ponte à Pitre, bearing 1881 15c. blue, tied by dispatch c.d.s., with “BM” oval handstamp after having been posted on the mobile postal wagon. Unusual. Dallay 51. (No ph.)

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1899, Jan. 29. Envelope from Saint Barthelemy to Ragunda (Sweden), franked at U.P.U. rate with Guadeloupe 1892 10c. black on lilac (small imperfections at top and base) and 15c. blue, both tied by “Guadeloupe/Saint Barthélemy” datestamp, with an additional strike alongside and Basse Terre transit on reverse. Any XIXth century usage in this previously Swedish small Island is very rare. Dallay 31, 32.

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1877, March 19. Envelope from Pointe à Pitre to Abymes, from where it was sent back to the addressee with manuscript notations including “Refusée” & “Reéxpédiée”, initially bearing Pointe à Pitre dispatch c.d.s. dated 19 March, with very rare “Guadeloupe/Abymes” c.d.s. from this small locality on reverse, charged at Pointe à Pitre on 20 March with 1876 25c. black typeset postage due, a desirable marginal copy from the right of the sheet with excellent margins, lightly tied, leaving the design quite clear, with Pointe à Pitre datestamp, paying the first weight level up to 15 grams between localities in the same district in the first rate period from January to 31 December 1877. A very rare usage as mail unfranked on departure, rejected and sent back to the office of dispatch, being a contrasting feature in comparison to nearly all the postage due usages of these early type set issues which were applied on arrival at Pointe à Pitre on mail from an outlying town. Dallay 1. 35

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1877, June (?) 24. Judicial wrapper from Lamentin to Pointe à Pitre, with “Lamentin/Guadeloupe” c.d.s., unfranked on dispatch and consequently charged on delivery by 1876 25c. black typeset postage due showing large even margins all around, tied by faint strike of arrival c.d.s., paid according to the single rate in its first period of application. Rare and desirable. Dallay 1.

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1877, June 30. Small envelope from Saint-Martin to Basse Terre, showing “Guadeloupe/Saint Martin” second type c.d.s. with usages in blue recorded between 1876 and 1878, and additional “T” in triangle with 25c. to be collected on arrival following application of 1876 25c. black typeset postage due, tied by dotted lozenge with matching Basse Terre c.d.s. on reverse. Small hole in address panel and tear to envelope at top, of no importance. The small island of St. Martin is the most remote of the island dependencies of Guadeloupe, and was assigned a fourth class post office which depended on the Basse Terre P.O. On the other hand, the northern half of the island was under French rule, whereas the southern portion was in Dutch hands. This is an absolutely exceptional cover combining the extremely rare use, one of very few recorded, of this Saint Martin datestamp, together with a postage due adhesive, which was, contrarily to most usages at Pointe è Pitre, applied at Basse Terre. Cert. Behr, signed calves. Dallay 1.

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1879, July 31. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Baie-Mahault, posted unfranked and already taxed on dispatch by 1879 15c. black on pale blue typeset postage due, an impressive marginal pair from the base of the sheet, featuring large to enormous margins, tied by “Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre” c.d.s., which repeated alongside associated with “30” due handstamp showing, on reverse, the very rare “Guadeloupe/Baie-Mahault” datestamp from this small locality. A slight horizontal crease through the adhesive and some aging do not detract from the desirability and rarity of this item. As posted in the third rate period from 21 December to July 1884, was properly charged for a single weight letter. An extraordinary usage of two 15c. denominations instead of the 30c. value featuring, to our knowledge, a unique franking. Dallay 4.

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1879, July 17. Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Abymes, receiving “302” due handstamp following application of 1879 30c. black typeset postage due with magnificent margins, tied by “Guadeloupe/ Pointe-a-Pitre” c.d.s. with additional strike at right, paying the double the 15c. prepaid postage sent unfranked between towns in the third rate period. On reverse it shows the Abymes datestamp, which is a scarce postmark from a small village. A rare and desirable typeset usage. Dallay 5.

1’500

Military Mail

76

1864, Dec. 24. Envelope endorsed “Le Chef du Bataillon de Génie” from Basse Terre to Paris, franked at the military concessionary rate to France with 1859 10c. yellow bistre horizontal pair, very fresh with large balanced margins on all four sides, tied by lozenge of diamonds with associated “BasseTerre/Guadeloupe” rimless c.d.s. at left, as well as very fine blue “Corr. D. Armess/Basse-Terre” octagonal datestamp at foot, red framed “PD” postmark. Reverse showing blue “Direction de Genie” cachet illustrated with eagle and arrival c.d.s. The military concessionary rate was determined based on the law of 27 August 1792 which stated this special rate to be that which was into force in the interior of France without any additional charge, on condition that mail was carried by French means. The remarkable beauty of this cover makes it one of the finest and most desirable military concessionary rate covers of Guadeloupe, this featuring an early period and a very rare military postmark of Basse Terre. Dallay 3. 37

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1874, March 11. Cover to Brest (France), paying the military concessionary rate with well margined 1872 25c. blue, tied by anchor lozenge with associated “Corr. D. Armees/Lig.-A-Paq. N°1” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1426) denoting carriage by the “Ville de Paris” on that date, with Nantes, Paris and Brest backstamps. The military concessionary rate corresponded to the internal rates within France, which were increased on 1st September 1871, which also came into effect for military correspondence abroad until 31 April 1878. A very fine and rare usage. Signed Jamet. Dallay 23.

300

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1874, March 27. Envelope form Guadeloupe to Brest (France) franked at concessionary rate with well margined 1872 20c. blue, tied by anchor lozenge and bearing very fine “Cor. D. Armées/Lig.-B Paq. N°1”, carried by the “Lafayette”. A very fine and unusual military cover. Dallay 23.

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1877, April 10. Envelope from Pointe à Pitre to Pont-à-Mousson, bearing 1872 25c. blue with good margins, tied by “Corr. D. Armées/Pte. A Pitre” octagonal datestamp, which is clearly struck at left, properly paying the single concessionary rate to France, showing blue French entry on front and arrival on reverse. The military mail from Pointe à Pitre is scarcer than similar correspondence posted at Basse Terre. Dallay 23.

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1880, March 9. Envelope, which opens well for display, from the rest camp of Saint Claude to Annoux (France), franked by 1877 15c. bistre, clear to large margins, tied by “Guadeloupe/St. Claude” c.d.s., accordingly paying to the third rate period from May 1878, with additional strike and French entry at right, as well as “Corr. D. Armées/Basse-Terre” octagon and “Ligne A/Paq. Fr. n°2” c.d.s. on reverse, carried by the “St.-Germain”. Some slight soiling. A rare single franking at the 15c. military rate from the small locality of Saint Claude. Dallay 19.

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1881, July 21. Envelope from the rest camp of Saint Claude to Paris, carried at concessionary rate (third period) with well margined 1877 15c. bistre tied by “Guadeloupe/St. Claude” which is repeated alongside, with backstamps of “Corr. D. Armées/Basse-Terre” octagonal datestamp and French blue entry. Another example of this rare single franking. Dallay 19.

200

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1883, Jan. 27. Cover front, probably sent from Basse Terre, to Geneva (Switzerland), rated as normal and not military mail with 1881 5c. green vertical pair and 15c. blue, tied by red “Cor. D. Armees/ Lig.-B-Paq. N°2” (Salles fig. 1449), with fine matching additional strike at left, placed on board the “Ville de St. Nazaire” A delightful and very rare military packet posting sent to a destination other than France, featuring a very attractive combination of colours.

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1883, Feb. 23. Cover from Basse Terre to Rouen, franked by 1881 25c. yellow-bistre, tied by “Cor. D. Armées/Basse-Terre” with magnificent matching strike at right, together with attractive red “Cor. D. Armées /Lig.-B-Paq. N°2” (Salles fig. 1449), backstamped on arrival. A very fine and rare military packet posting not carried at concessionary rate. Dallay 53.

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Balance Collection 84

1826-72. Lot of 28 stampless covers addressed to France, including disinfected mail, early items with four different entry markings for maritime mail in boxed or two-lines handstamps, different rates, etc. Viewing essential. (No photo)

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MARTINIQUE Stampless Mail 85

1784, Aug. 12. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, embarked with great delay on 9 September, probably due to bad-weather conditions, with superb “La Martinique” straight-line handstamp. (Manuscript “2” notation at top right denoting that this letter was a duplicate). Scarce.

250

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1787, Dec. 10. Entire letter from Bordeaux to Martinique, carried pre-paid as denoted by the 20 sols rate notation on reverse, exhibiting “Paquebot” straight-line handstamp, which was very rarely used on the “Service des Paquebots du Roi” mail.

800

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1820, April 1. Printed matter from Saint Pierre to Havre, with “Martinique” straight-line, rated “2”, with this fee including the “décime de mer” and 1 décime for delivery in the port of entry. (No ph.)

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1834, March 26. Entire letter from Paris to St. Pierre, endorsed “Bélisaire”, charged with 60 centimes pen rate on delivery. with forwarding agent carriage denoted in manuscript on reverse with “Acheminée par Lamotte du Havre”. Some wrinkles and edge splitting. Scarce. (No photo)

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1841, July 12. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux via Havre, with framed “Martinique” handstamp, red Havre transit and “15” single rate due in manuscript. (No photo)

100

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1850, Feb. 14. Hand made envelope carried at double rate from Fort de France to St. Pierre, charged “40c” in manuscript (acid ink rosion), with faint strike of dispatch c.d.s. and arrival at left. (No photo)

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1851, June 18. Cover from Le François to Fort de France, showing framed “François” with accompanying “Le 18 juin 1851” manuscript date adjacent, and arrival c.d.s. at right. A very rare and desirable postmark, originating from one of the three localities which used a framed-handstamp type before the introduction of postage stamps.

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1853, Feb. 26. Entire letter from Marin to Havre, showing framed “Marin.” oval handstamp in green with accompanying date “26 février 53” in manuscript, struck with Fort-de-France c.d.s. in transit, red “Colonies/&c.Art. 13” accountancy marking applied at London, Calais entry and “15” décimes due for single weight letter rate up to 7,5 grams via British packet, with backstamps including London and Havre. An example of exhibition quality, of this extremely rare postmark from this small town confined to the southern part of the Martinique Island.

500

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1857, June 28. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Havre, showing “St. Pierre Martiqniue” c.d.s., then put on board a British packet, entering Havre on 18 July with red framed “PD” and c.d.s. A very fine example of pre paid postal history to France, which is extremely rare in the pre-adhesive period.

500

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1863, Oct. 25. Cover from St. Pierre to Cadillac (France), exhibiting “St. Pierre Martinique” c.d.s., later placed on board the “Louisiane” with a corresponding, neat and very fine, strike of “Louisiane” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1312) with year date missing “6” and “3” of “63” inverted, charged “6” décimes single rate and arrival on reverse. Some ageing of no importance. A very fine example of this packet postmark, which is rare and was mainly applied on the reverse of correspondence. Ex Berkinshaw-Smith.

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1864, Jan. 28. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Aigre (France), with dispatch c.d.s., carried by the “Vera Cruz” as denoted by neat “Martinique/Vera-Cruz” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1326), paying the recently introduced rate (1.1.64) of 60c. on unfranked cover up to 10 grams and showing transits and arrival on reverse. Very fine and scarce.

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1864, Oct. 27. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, with Fort-de-France c.d.s. and superb “Martinique/Tampico” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1325). Unpaid letter on dispatch, with 6 décimes being paid on delivery as per single rate. Very fine and scarce.

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1853, Nov. 13. Entire letter from Basse Pointe to Aix (France), with manuscript “Bassepointe/15-9bre. 1853” dispatch notation, endorsed “Voie du Commerce” and consequently being carried at 35c. rate not exceeding 7,5 grams with 1849 10c. bistre, barely touched at top with other margins being wide, and 25c. with ample to large margins, both possessing deep rich colours, applied in transit at St. Pierre with corresponding c.d.s. adjacent and adhesives uncancelled as per postal rules, “35” due marking which was probably applied as a result of being a double weight letter and red French entry alongside. Transits and arrival on back. Couple of tears at top, clear of the franking, which were closed by hinges. On 13 June 1851, the French Postal Administration announced that postage stamps were to be experimentally used to prepay postage in various Colonies including Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Reunion and Indian settlements. The stamps applied on correspondence originating from these Colonies had to be cancelled on arrival in France and the mail had to be carried in closed bags with the purpose of avoiding these French adhesives to be cancelled by foreign postal administrations. The use of postage adhesives was a failure in this early period, since this practice was not compulsory and the population was not familiar with their use; on the other hand, in 1852 and 1853, the General Postmaster in France made a call to order to the Saint Pierre post office since erroneous frankings were applied in that period. In October 1851 and August 1852, two consignments were sent to Martinique, each including 2,500 examples of the 10c., 9,000 of the 25c. and 5,000 of the 1fr. denominations. An extremely rare exhibition item with only five examples of this franking recorded on mail from Martinique, which was required to pay the carriage to France by French merchant vessel (in this case, 63 days were necessary to cover the maritime portion of its journey, which clearly shows the inefficiency of this means in comparison with the mainly used British packet which required a 1fr. 50c. rate, with its journey lasting fewer than 20 days). The franking includes the scarcest France first issue denomination used in the West Indies, the 10c. Signed Calves. Dallay 1, 4. Ex T.V. Roberts.

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1852, Oct. 12. Cover from Fort de France to Évreux, redirected to Paris, with involvement of British packet and thus paying the single rate up to 7,5 grams with 1849 25c. blue, vertical pair with large margins all around, and 1 fr. carmine mainly showing very large margins, applied at Fort de France with corresponding dispatch c.d.s. on reverse, each cleanly tied by roller grill cancel on arrival, red boxed “PD” alongside. Other backstamps include Évreux and Paris (2, with manuscript notation denoting the departure of the addressee from Paris). Only 26 first issue covers from Martinique with the first issue have been reported to exist, according to the research by Brun-Françon-Storch published in the “Catalogue Encyclopédique Marianna” of 1999. Delightful quality example of the rare and desirable usage of this issue in Martinique. Signed Calves. Dallay 4, 6.

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1853, Feb. 12. Entire letter from Trinité to Paris, showing, on reverse, framed “Trinité.” postal handstamp and associated manuscript date of dispatch below, with the stamps paying the single British packet rate to France, being applied in transit at Fort de France with c.d.s. on back, featuring 25c. blue pair, cut into at top and touched at left, otherwise good margins, and mostly very large margined 1fr. carmine, both tied by roller grill cancel in Paris, with red boxed “PD” and Calais entry adjacent. Mail from this small village, located in the eastern coast of the Island, is very rare in the XIXth century. Of much greater significance are the following features: the only first issue cover known originating from other than Fort de France and St. Pierre, as well as the only item recorded exhibiting this Trinité postmark and postal adhesives. An important gem of Martinique. Signed Calves. Dallay 4, 6. 43

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1860, Jan. 3. Envelope (one side flap missing) with contents from Fort de France to Marin (Martinique), bearing 1859 10c. yellow-bistre, well margined vertical pair, tied by dotted lozenges with matching “Fort-De-France/Martinique”. Probably the earliest cover known bearing an “Eagle” stamp in the French West Indies, which were introduced in Martinique on 25 November 1859, but only for the 10c. and 40c. denominations. Dallay 3. (Photo on page 40)

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1860, June 26. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing 1859 10c. yellow-bistre and 40c. orange, clear to predominantly ample margins, tied by dotted lozenge with St. Pierre dispatch c.d.s., red framed “PD” and French entry alongside, backstamped on arrival. A delightful quality example of the single rate to France via British packet. Dallay 3, 5. (Photo on page 40)

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1864, Jan. 28. Cover from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, franked by 10c. yellow-bistre and 40c. orange, each touched on one side only, very large margins in other respects, tied by dotted lozenge with matching dispatch c.d.s. at left, very fine “Martinique/Vera-cruz” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1326), confirming the carriage of this steamship, with transits and arrival on reverse. Very scarce. Dallay 3, 5.

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1870, June 18. Entire letter from Gros Morne to Nantes (France), franked by 1859 10c. yellow-bistre and 40c. orange, both showing good margins and tied by neat “Mqe” dotted lozenge, showing elusive “Martinique/Gros-Morne” c.d.s., red boxed “PD” handstamp and French entry on front. A very scarce cover originating from this small location, further enhanced in this very attractive quality. Dallay 3, 5.

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1870, July 9. Envelope from Fort de France to Paris, directly consigned to the “Martinique”, where the well margined 1859 10c. yellow-bistre and 40c. orange were tied by anchor lozenges with associated “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. A N°2” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1422), backstamped on receipt. A very infrequent and desirable maritime mail usage. Dallay 3, 5.

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1864, May 11. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing 1859 10c. bistre-yellow, single example and pair, and 40c. orange, good margins on all sides, paying the new rate by British packet introduced on 1st January and tied by “Mqe” lozenges, with matching “St. Pierre Martinique” c.d.s. and French entry on front. Cert. Enzo Diena. Dallay 3, 5.

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1864, Aug. 10. Cover to Bordeaux, with involvement of British packet bearing 1859 10c. bistre-yellow strip of three, touched at left and cut slightly into at right, and 40c. orange, clear to large margins, tied by “Mqe” lozenges, showing corresponding St. Pierre dispatch c.d.s., red “PD” and Calais c.d.s. alongside, backstamped on arrival. Dallay 3, 5.

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1866, Sept. 10. Cover from Basse Pointe to Bordeaux, showing “Basse Pointe 10 7bre 66” dispatch notation at top left, franked at British packet rate with 1859 10c. yellow-bistre and 40c. orange, and 1865 20c. blue, all with good margins except for one side of the 20c., in absence of postmarks available on dispatch, as it occurred in other small offices, the franking was cancelled with crossed pen strokes, with the stamps being also tied in transit by “Mqe” dotted lozenge with “Martinique/AjoupaBouillon” c.d.s. Red entry on front, as well as St. Pierre (with the same date as the other two uses in Martinique) and Bordeaux backstamps. An extraordinary cover including a combination of usages from two small villages: Basse Pointe and Ajoupa Bouillon – of the five lozenges associated with datestamp used on the “Eagle” issue, this is the rarest-, with its desirability being augmented by the attractive three-colour franking. Dallay 3, 4, 5. Ex Dubus.

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1870, May 8. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Havre, with “2” in manuscript at top left denoting the double rate to be paid, consequently franked by 1865 20c. and 80c., good margins, both tied by “Mqe” lozenge with matching “Martinique/St Pierre” c.d.s., red framed “PD” on front and “Ligne A/Paq. Fr. N°1”, denoting carriage by the “Imp. Eugénie”. Scarce and very fine. Signed Calves. Dallay 4, 6.

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1874, May 18. Entire letter from St. Pierre to François (Martinique), franked by 1871-72 1c. greenolive strip of five showing large margins all around, and large margined 1872-77 15c. bistre (corner crease), tied by “Mqe” lozenges, “Martinique/St Pierre” c.d.s. which also infrequently ties the franking, with transit of Fort de France on reverse. Slight vertical crease, not detracting. A most unusual way to pay the single inland rate between two offices, featuring a mixed-issues franking including a very rare 1c. strip of five. Dallay 7, 19.

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1871, Dec. 9. Entire folded commercial bulletin carried via St. Nazaire to Marseilles, bearing 1872 5c. green pair, neatly tied by “Martinique/St. Pierre” c.d.s. Portion of paper loss in lower right corner on front, which led to believe that two 1c. adhesives are missing to cover the 12c. printed matter rate applied until 31.12.1875, nevertheless this 5c. value is one of the scarcest stamps of the French Colonies General issues used on cover. Dallay 8.

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1872, May 28. Cover from St. Pierre to Marseilles, endorsed “Steamer Anglais” and “2” indicating that it was a double-rate letter, although it was underfranked with 70c. which only covered the single rate via British packet, with 1871 30c. brown and 40c. orange with predominantly very large margins, each tied by “Mqe” lozenge and corresponding “Martinique/St Pierre” c.d.s. at left, framed “Affranchissement/Insuffisant” in red, manuscript “9” which was crossed out and later applied again with blue handstamp alongside. Paris transit and arrival on reverse. A very scarce underpaid cover. Dallay 9, 13.

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1871, Dec. 8. Cover to Marseilles franked at single rate via French packet with 1871 10c. bistre and 40c. orange, excellent margins, both tied by “Mqe” grid cancel with neat “Martinique/St. Pierre” dispatch c.d.s. at left, red boxed “PD” and “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. A N°3” confirming the carriage of the “Guadeloupe”. Of very fine quality, featuring a very early usage after the consignment of this issue in November 1871. Dallay 11, 13.

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1872, April 12. Cover from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, endorsed with private “Voir Anglaise” cachet, insufficiently franked for the 70c. single rate involving carriage of British packet with 1871 20c. strip of three, touched in two places, otherwise clear to large margins, tied by “Mqe” lozenges, showing matching dispatch c.d.s. alongside, together with red framed “Affranchissement/Insuffisant” postmark, with tax marked in black ink being crossed out and later confirmed by blue “2” due marking, thus paying double the 10 centimes missing, backstamped on receipt. An extremely rare franking. Signed Calves. Dallay 12.

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1878, Feb. 9. Mourning envelope from Fort de France to Bordeaux, endorsed “2” at top right indicating that it was a double-rate letter, bearing 1871 40c. orange, a magnificent strip of three from the right of the sheet, with excellent colour and mostly huge margins, outstandingly tied by beautiful strikes in red of “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. A N°3” octagonal French packet datestamp (Salles fig. 1422) indicating transmission of the “Lafayette”, which is equally well stuck alongside, with Bordeaux backstamp. Some edge cover imperfections of no significance for this important item. A very probably unique franking with an extremely rare usage of this red maritime postmark on adhesives; an exceptionally attractive combination of colours and a marvellous showpiece for the advanced collection of Martinique. This item is accompanied by a fragment of a registered envelope bearing a scarce mixed franking made up of 1871 40c. pair and “Sage” 1877 10c., beautifully tied by red “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. BN°4”. Dallay 13.

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1875, Jan. 8. Entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, carried at double rate per French packet as confirmed by manuscript endorsements, with 1871 5c. green and 1872-77 15c. bistre and 40c. orange (2) all with good margins which are mainly huge, with just one 40c. adhesive touched at top, tied by “Mqe” grid cancels with associated dispatch c.d.s. and red “PD” h.s. alongside. Reverse with “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. A N°1”, accompanied by other French transits and arrival. Carried by the “Guadeloupe”. A very rare three-colour franking; the fact of this cover probably being the earliest recorded with the recently introduced GPU rate clearly augments the desirability of this showpiece. Dallay 13, 17, 22.

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1877, Jan. 25. Entire printed notice from St. Pierre to Marseilles, with “Str. Français” endorsement, franked by 1873 1c. magnificent strip of three and 1872 5c. green, complete to enormous margins for the most part, infrequently tied by St. Pierre c.d.s. of dispatch, backstamped on arrival. For the short period of July 1876 to April 1879 in the early UGP period the printed matter rate was reduced from 12c. to 8c. An exceptionally rare franking. Dallay 14, 17.

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1876, July 29. Entire letter from Ste. Marie to St. Pierre, bearing 1875 10c. brown on rose, well margined pair, applied to pay the single inland rate up to 10 grams, cancelled by pen strokes with “Ste. Marie, le 29 Juillet 1876” manuscript at right as stipulated by postal rules for post offices which did not still possess postmarks at that time; the postal employee also added the endorsement “Voie du sud” indicating transmission through the Southern route via Gros-Morne and Fort de France, showing, on front Gros-Morne c.d.s. dated 30 July and, on reverse Fort de France and St. Pierre datestamps. A very rare manuscript usage in this late period from a small locality. Signed Brun. Dallay18.

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1874, June 28. Cover (lower back flap missing) from St. Pierre to Nantes (France), carried at double rate, as confirmed by red crayon at left, with British packet transmission, bearing France 1872 30c. brown (2) and 80c. rose with their perforations cut-off, tied by “Mqe” grid cancels with matching “Martinique/St Pierre” c.d.s., red boxed “PD” and French entry alongside. From 1871 imperforate stamps of France were allowed to be used in the French Colonies. A trick to mislead the Colonial mails was that of cutting off the portion of perforated adhesives of France and make them look imperforate stamps with franking value in the Colonies. Some fraudulent usages were discovered and consequently taxed on arrival, although a few rare covers managed to escape the tax on delivery as the trick was not found out. It is also believed that, in some occurrences, the sender was in league with the post office clerk. One of the few covers recorded demonstrating a usage of shortened adhesives which successfully defrauded the post on mail from the Colonies (the extremely rare covers originating from Martinique with this practice are from the same sender). An essential item for the advanced postal history collection. Cert. Calves, signed Jamet. Dallay 56, 57.

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1878, Aug. 9. Cover from St. Pierre to Marseilles, franked by 1872 5c. green and 15c. bistre (3, one adhesive cut into at base), tied by dotted “Mqe” lozenges showing associated dispatch c.d.s. alongside, with transits and arrival on reverse. A very slight vertical crease barely impinges on the 5c. value. A very unusual way to pay the single French packet rate to France. Dallay 17, 22.

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1878, Aug. 9. Cover from St. Pierre to Marseilles, franked by 1872 5c. green and 15c. bistre (3, one adhesive cut into at base), tied by dotted “Mqe” lozenges showing associated dispatch c.d.s. alongside, with transits and arrival on reverse. A very slight vertical crease barely impinges on the 5c. value. A very unusual way to pay the single French packet rate to France. Dallay 17, 22.

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1875, Sept. 29. Cover from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing well margined 1872 25c. blue pair, tied by “Mqe” lozenge with St. Pierre c.d.s. at left, both neatly struck, Ligne-B octagonal datestamp (with year inverted in the position of the day) on reverse confirming carriage of “Ville St-Nazaire”. Of superb quality. Dallay 23. (No photo)

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1874, Feb. 19. Small envelope from Fort de France to Paris, carried at single rate via French packet with 1872 25c. blue pair, tied by anchor lozenges with associated “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. E N°1” which shows that it was placed on board an annexed Ligne-E steamer connecting St. Thomas with Fort de France, being transferred on 1st March to the “Guadeloupe” with “Ligne-B/Paq. Fr. N°2” c.d.s. on reverse. Small tear to envelope on front, of no importance. A very rare maritime mail cover from Martinique. Dallay 23.

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1876, May 28. Cover from Fort de France to Marseilles carried by the “Ville de Brest”, bearing 1872 25c. blue pair, beautifully tied by “Col. Fr./Paq. Fr. B N°4” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1446), with additional strike alongside, backstamped on arrival. Very fine, with rare datestamp use on the adhesives. Dallay 23.

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1878, April 28. Envelope from Vauclin to Sillé le Guillaume (France), franked at single GPU rate with spectacular “Sage” 1877 40c. red-orange with large sheet-margin at left (8 mm), cancelled by pen cross with stipulated adjacent “Vauclin 8 Abril 1878” endorsement in manuscript indicating the point of disptach, with the stamp being tied in transit at Fort de France with its c.d.s., octagonal “Col. Fr./ Paq. Fr. B N°12” datestamp which attractively matches the colour of the adhesive, conveyed by the “Lafayette”. These fascinating manuscript usages were applied in post offices which were not provided of postal handstamps in that period. A late and exceptionally rare manuscript usage from this tiny village, being one of the scarcest from Martinique, of great desirability and visual impact. Cert. Boule. Dallay 27.

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1877, June 28. Entire letter from Basse Pointe to Paris, redirected to Magnères-de-Luchon, paying the single GPU rate with “Sage” 1877 20c. brown-lilac (2), tied in manuscript with two manuscript strokes and “77” year of the accompanying annotation “Basse P. le 28 juin 77”, with the franking also tied in transit by “Mqe” with matching, very elusive, “Martinique/Ajoupa-Bouillon” c.d.s. (faint strike); the blue French entry also ties the franking. Backstamps include St. Pierre, Paris and arrival. An exceedingly scarce example of two small village usages on the adhesives. Dallay 34.

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1880, Nov. 23. Small envelope to Isseredun (France), bearing well margined “Sage” 25c. ultramarine, tied by “Fort de France/Martinique” blue-green c.d.s., which repeated alongside together with LigneB datestamp in red for the “Lafayette” steamer. A very fresh and fine cover. Dallay 36. (No photo)

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1879, July 14. Small registered envelope from Gros Morne to Paris, franked by “Sage” 1877 5c. green and 25c. ultramarine in strip of three, clear to very large margins, paying the single rate including 50c. for registration fee, both tied by “Martinique/Gros-Morne” c.d.s., manuscript “Chargé N° 67 – 9 gms.”and signature of the postal clerk, also tied in transit by Fort de France c.d.s. in bluish black (a further strike of each datestamp is also repeated on reverse), with “R” octagonal marking and blue Paris arrival on front. Five red wax seals were applied on back following the postal recommendation. Some wrinkles to cover not detracting. A gorgeous cover from a small village excelling in its most remarkable and exceedingly rare registration usage associated with the carriage by merchant vessel (batiment de commerce). Dallay 31, 36.

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1862, Aug. 30. Cover from Fort de France to Limoges, sent to France at the 20c. military concessionary rate with 1859 10c. yellow-bistre, irregular margins which are partly into at top and touched at bottom left, varying to very large at right, tied by dotted lozenges with matching “Fort-de-France Martinique” c.d.s., carried via French packet with correct manuscript endorsement and placed on board the “Tampico” as denoted by fine red “Corresp. D’Armées/Tampico” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1333), arriving to St. Nazaire on 16 September. Red boxed “PD” handstamp on front and arrival on reverse. Few small rust spots which do not detract from this important rarity. According to the law of 27 August 1792, the military concessionary rate was equal to the internal postage fee which applied in France, and required the involvement of French means of carriage. Four octagonal datestamps were put into use for the transmission of the “correspondence d’armées”, each indicating the name of the vessel which conveyed this correspondence, “Floride”, “Louisiane”, “Tampico” and “Vera Cruz”. One of the most important military mail covers from the French West Indies, being the only example recorded of the application in red of the exceedingly rare military “Tampico” datestamp. Dallay 3.

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1862, Sept. 25. Envelope from Fort de France to Lyon, bearing 1859 10c. yellow-bistre, vertical pair cut very slightly into on two sides, otherwise clear to huge margins, tied by dotted lozenges with matching “Fort-de-France Martinique” c.d.s. with the red entry in France, confirming the French maritime carriage, being infrequently applied on the franking. Although this cover does not possess any military handstamp or endorsement, the 20c. rate to France clearly confirms the sender to be a military man. A fine example of the very rare 20c. military concessionary rate. Dallay 3.

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1863, Oct. 3. Cover front from Fort de France to La Fléche (France), carried at double military concessionary rate per 20 grams with France 1862 40c. orange (slightly oxidized), which was tied on board the “Vera Cruz” by anchor lozenge with corresponding “Corresp. D’Armées/Vera Cruz” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1333) in black adjacent, as well as boxed “PD” handstamp, also in black. It was erroneously endorsed “Voie d’Angleterre”, since as military mail had to be conveyed by a French vessel. Examples of a double weight concessionary rate are of the utmost rarity. In addition, this item demonstrates an extremely rare use of a perforated adhesive of France applied, in this early period, in the West Indies. Dallay 23.

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1865, March 1. Small envelope from Fort de France to Villenorand (France),bearing 1859 10c. yellowbistre vertical pair with thee large margins and tuched at left, paying the 20c. military concessionary rate per 10 grams, embarked on the “Louisiane” as confirmed by the corresponding “Corrresp.D’Armées” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1332) which also ties the adhesive together with its anchor lozenge, showing red framed “PD” alongside and transit and arrival on back. A very attractive example of this very rare handstamp. Signed Pothion. Salles 1.332a = RR – ‘pièce d’amateur’. Dallay 3.

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1865, Aug. 25. Small envelope from Fort de France to Paris, with military endorsement on the reverse confirming the 20c. concessionary rate applied with 1859 10c. yellow-bistre pair, good margins to just cut into in small place at foot, cleanly tied by “Mqe” lozenge with associated Fort de France c.d.s., plus a beautiful strike of “Corr. D. Arm./Fort-De-France” octagonal datestamp in blue, red boxed “PD” and French entry alongside. Via French packet per manuscript endorsement as stipulated for this rate. Illustrated in the “Yvert & Tellier – Timbres des Colonies Françaises” (part 1) of 2013 on page 76 as the example for the 20c. concessionary rate. A very desirable showpiece exhibiting this very rare octagonal military datestamp. Dallay 3.

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1866, Dec. 29. Envelope (small portion of paper at top on reverse missing) from Fort de France addressed to the military hospital at Basse Terre (Guadeloupe) or the Jacob Rest Camp in that Island, franked by 1865 20c. blue in a single franking paying the military concessionary rate, with “Voie intercoloniale française” endorsement following embarkation on a Ligne Annexe-G vessel to Basse Terre calling at St. Pierre before leaving Martinique, with very fine “Corr. D. Arm./Lig. G Paq. F. N°2” c.d.s. and its associated anchor lozenge, the latter tying the franking. One of the most desirable and fascinating 20c. concessionary rate covers in existence, being of considerable rarity as having been carried inter-islands in the West Indies, further enhanced by the more infrequent usage of a 20c. adhesive than of two 10c. denominations. Signed Calves and Jamet. Salles 1.616a = RR – ‘pièce d’amateur’. Dallay 4.

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1871, Nov. 18. Envelope from St. Pierre to Paris, bearing 1871 5c. green and 20c. blue, both boasting large margins and tied by “Mqe” dotted lozenge, showing dispatch c.d.s., blue “Corr. D. Armées/St Pierre ME”, and French entry at St. Nazaire alongside after carriage by the “Ville de St. Nazaire”. “Le Chef du Corps” manuscript endorsement and signature on reverse, accompanied by arrival c.d.s. On 24 August 1871 a new law was introduced to change the internal rates in France from 1st September 1871, increasing the single rate up to 10 grams from 20c. to 25c. Although the internal postage fee for Martinique will not be changed until 1883, the military concessionary rate, based on the internal postage of the Metropolitan France, was increased from 1st September 1871. The scarcest franking used to pay the 25c. military concessionary rate, including the “Empire” 5c. denomination, which is one of the scarcest values used in the West Indies; this military posting from St. Pierre rather than Fort de France, is decisively rarer and adds a further degree of rarity. Signed Calves. Dallay 8, 12.

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1872, April 22. Envelope from Fort de France to Toulon (France), with military endorsement on reverse and franked by 1871 5c. green and 20c. blue, both showing large margins all around, which were required to pay the military concessionary rate (second period), tied by “Mqe” lozenge and blue entry in France, exhibiting Fort de France dispatch c.d.s. and “Corr. D. Arm./Fort de France” octagonal datestamp in blue alongside, backstamped on arrival. Carried by the “France”. A very rare military mail franking including the very elusive “Empire” 5c. value. Signed Calves. Dallay 8, 12. (Photo on page 50)

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1875, May 28. Envelope from St. Pierre to Lorient (France), correctly endorsed on the reverse as a military cover and consequently designated to go by French packet, franked by France 1872 25c. blue, type III, (hardly noticeable diagonal crease before use), tied by ”Mqe” lozenge with “Martinique/ St Pierre” c.d.s. at left, very fine “Corr. D. Armées/St. Pierre Me” octagonal datestamp in blue, with backstamps including Nantes and Lorient. From 1871, imperforate French stamps were accepted for postal franking in the Colonies, although this was not valid for perforated adhesives of France; however, there may have been exceptions for military use as demonstrated in this example. An extraordinarily rare example of perforated French stamps being accepted to prepay a military cover, of great interest for collectors of the Martinique, military mail and classic France. Dallay 60III.

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1879, Sept. 1. Envelope, believed to originate from Fort de France, to Lyon (France), with blue “Correspondance des Armées/Martinique” cachet on back validating the 15c. concessionary rate, franked by “Sage” 15c. blue, large even margins, tied by “Cor. D. Arm./Lig. D. Paq. Fr. N°3” (Salles fig. 1519), with excellent strike repeated at right, backstamped on receipt. Extremely fine and desirable. Dallay 41. (Photo on page 50)

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1887, Jan. 8. Envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux (France), with very fresh 1881 15c. blue single paying the concessionary rate to France, tied by “Morne-Rouge/Martinique” c.d.s. with additional strike at right, superb “Cor. D. Armées/Saint-Pierre” octagon and military endorsement on reverse. It was embarked on the “Olinde Rodrigues”, being a merchant vessel which provisionally covered the route Colon-St. Nazaire after the fire of the “France”, which lost its mail bags and postal cachets during his journey from St. Nazaire to the West Indies; as a consequence of this catastrophe, a provisional “cachet de fortune” “Lig.-A-Paq. N°1” (Salles fig. 1404) with its “Cor. D. Armées” inscription being scratched out was applied in red at Fort de France (15 January) on correspondence embarked on the “Olinde Rodrigues. An exceptional military mail carried by this replacement steamer with very few covers, considering civilian mails as well, being recorded with this rare maritime postmark; in addition this item originates from an unusual village from where military mail is very infrequent. Dallay 51.

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1891, June 10. Envelope from Martinique to Cussy Les Forges, franked by 15c. on 20c. black, enormous margins on two sides, tied by “Cor. D. Arm./Lig. A. Paq. Fr. N°1” octagon (Salles fig. 1427), clearly struck alongside, with transits and arrival on reverse, where a military endorsement, together with its military cachet, were applied. A rare franking paying the 15c. military concessionary rate to France. Dallay 25.

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1803-79. Lot of 28 stampless covers addressed to France with items originating from La montagne, St. Pierre and Fort Royal, including disinfected mail, infrequent early mail with entry markings in France, several items bearing “Martinique” straight-line, different rates, etc. Viewing essential. (No photo)

500

FRENCH MAIL IN PUERTO RICO 141

1869, Feb. 21. Entire letter from San Juan de Puerto Rico to Genoa (Italy), paying the external maritime rate with 1868 40c. orange pair and single tied by anchor lozenges and, incidentally, red boxed “PD” which is repeated alongside, also showing very fine “St Jean-de-Porto-Rico” consular datestamp (Salles fig. 1368), with Ligne-B and Ligne-D c.d.s.’s on reverse from the St. Nazaire-Veracruz and the annexed St. ThomasKingston lines, being carried to France by the “Louisiane”. A couple of wrinkles very slightly impinging on the franking. One of the very few covers recorded from Puerto Rico with this franking. Dallay 31.

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1877, Feb. 3. Entire letter from Mayaguez to Genoa (Italy) endorsed “Vapor Francés”, bearing fresh 1870 40c. orange and 1872 80c. rose correctly paying the external maritime rate, both delicately tied by “Mayaguez/Postes Françaises” consular datestamp (Salles fig. 1369, RR ‘pièce d’amateur’), which has been additionally struck, with great sharpness, alongside; “Mayaguez/Paq. Fr. D. N°1” datestamp on reverse (Salles 1.498b) denoting embarkation on the “Martinique” via St. Thomas to Bordeaux. Other backstamps are Paris and Genoa. On 1.1.1876 the stopover at San Juan de Puerto Rico is replaced by Mayaguez as a port of call in the Ligne-D, the latter opening its consular post office on that day, which was only into service to 1.6.1877 when Spanish Antilles entered the UPU. A postal history rarity of the French consular mails; yet, even beyond its rarity is the exceptional beauty, in every respects, of this very attractive showpiece. Dallay 38, 57.

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1877, Dec. 3. Entire letter from Mayaguez to Genoa (Italy), endorsed “2” at top left indicating that it required two times the postage, with 1877 50c. brown-olive (2), both tied by “Playa de Mayaguez/ Pto Rico” oval datestamp, with very fine “Mayaguez/Paq. Fr. D. N°2” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1498) in red, denoting carriage by the “Martinique”, backstamped at Paris and Genoa. Rare. Edifil 17.

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1880, Aug. 22. Cover from Mayaguez to Genoa (Italy), carried at single rate with 1880 40c. grey, neatly tied by blue “Playa de Mayaguez/Pto Rico” oval datestamp, exhibiting very fine “Mayaguez/ Paq. Fr. F” c.d.s. (Salles fig. 1597) in centre, and “Ligne B/Paq. Fr. N°1” c.d.s. equally well struck on reverse when transferred to the “Ville de Paris” at St. Thomas. Very scarce, in delightful state of preservation. Edifil 39.

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1893, April 16. Registered envelope from San Juan de Puerto Rico to Paris, franked by 1890 1m. bluish green, 1c. orange-brown pair and 1891-92 3c. orange pair, tied by registration datestamp, showing “Ligne F/Paq. Fr. N°1” octagon which also ties one adhesive, placed on board the “Olinde Rodríguez”. A very attractive three-colour franking. Edifil 72, 77, 94.

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1894, July 17. Envelope from Puerto Rico to Bucharest (Romania), franked by 1894 3c. grey and 5c. pale green, both tied by “Ligne F/Paq. Fr. N°1” (Salles fig. 1601), with two additional strikes alongside, backstamped on receipt. A very scarce usage of this maritime datestamp tying the franking; this remarkable feature is further enhanced by the most unusual destination. Edifil 108, 110.

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1894, Sept. 18. Envelope from San Juan de Puerto Rico to Douai (France), endorsed “vapor francés” and consequently showing neat “Ligne F/Paq. Fr. N°1” octagon (Salles fig. 1601), being very rare applied in blue, with previous franking including 1891-92 5c. bluish green and 1894 3c. grey, tied by dispatch c.d.s.’s. Edifil 95, 108. (No photo)

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1827, Nov. 14. Entire letter treating a request of foodstuffs from Gustavia (the previous “St. Barths” name was indicated by the sender) addressed to merchants in New York, landed on 7 December at Bridgeport (Connecticut) with corresponding c.d.s. and “Ship.” straight-line handstamp, both applied in red at this port of entry, showing the “22” cent collection including ship and inland fees. As a result of an exchange for trade facilities in the Port of Goteborg, France ceded the Island of St. Barthelemy to Gustavus III, King of Sweden, but Stockholm soon considered disposing of its sole anxd unique Colony at that time. Its main city, St. Barths, was renamed Gustavia for King Gustav III. The Island experienced a period of prosperity when Gustavia was declared a free port and trading of goods, when slavery and contraband were also practiced. In terms of postal history, the pre-adhesive period is nearly inexistent. This is not only one of the very small number of covers from the Swedish St. Barthelemy recorded, which is the only West Indies island to have been historically Swedish for any significant length of time, but also one of the very few covers from any Swedish overseas colony. Among these important rarities, outgoing mail showing any foreign postmark deserves a further degree of rarity –for American collectors of incoming postal history it represents a true gem of utmost desirability-.

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1832, July 24. Entire letter from London addressed to the British Conseil–Notarien Carl Ulrich (the future governor of the island) via George Wattley in St. Kitts to St. Barthelemy under Swedish dominion, being 2s. 2d. prepaid in manuscript and showing, on reverse, Lombard Street Maltese-cross datestamp in red. A very rare incoming mail in this pre-adhesive period from which extremely few entire letters have survived.

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1850, Sept. 27. Entire letter from St. Barths to Stockholm with no postal or rate markings, probably privately carried or forwarded free of charge as the sender, Carl Ulrich, was then the Governor of the island. Very rare.

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1865, Sept. 30. Entire letter from St. Thomas to Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe), paying the inter-Antillean rate with 1862 20c. blue and 40c. orange, trimmed by scissors in small places, each beautifully tied by anchor lozenges in blue with no further postmarks being struck. It was conveyed by the “Cacique” of the annexed E Line on the first journey from St. Thomas to Fort de France (Martinique) via Guadeloupe. An extraordinarily rare blue usage of this maritime postmark. Dallay 22, 23.

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1865, Oct. 24. Upper portion of cover from St. Thomas via French packet to France, bearing France 1862 80c. carmine (trimmed by scissors) used to pay the maritime portion of the journey to France in mixed franking with Danish West Indies 1855-67 3c. carmine, clear to large margins which was required to pay the local postage with involvement of the St. Thomas mails, each tied by Danish cancel of concentric rings, showing octagonal “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°2” (Salles fig. 1444), conveyed to Saint-Nazaire by the “France” as confirmed by manuscript endorsement. An extremely rare combination franking with fewer than five examples recorded. Dallay 24.

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1865, Oct. 24. Cover (small paper portion missing from the front panel at bottom right) from St. Thomas to Bordeaux, exceptionally bearing 1862 20c. blue, tied by anchor lozenge, with associated “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°2” (Salles fig. 1444), which proves the “France” to have transmitted this mail to France and is clearly struck adjacent. No records exist of this exceptional tariff, but this example shows its existence, with this cover being the only proof known, according to our knowledge, demonstrating this 20c. usage, graced by a choice quality. Dallay 22.

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1865, Oct. 31. Entire letter from St. Thomas to Pointe à Pitre, endorsed “pr. Cacique”, paying the 60c. inter-Antillean rate with 1862 20c. blue and 40c. orange, the latter trimmed by scissors, both neatly tied by anchor lozenge with blue “St. Thomas” consular postmark (Salles fig. 1371). Some acidic ink erosion in address panel at foot. (Salles fig. 1371). Cert. Calves. Dallay 22, 23.

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1867. Cover (three back flaps missing) from St. Thomas to Bordeaux, franked by 1862 5c. green and 10c. bistre (irregular perforations at top), each tied by anchor lozenge, with matching “St. Thomas/ Paq. Fr. D N°1” (Salles fig. 1548). Printed matter mail is of considerable scarcity. Dallay 20, 21.

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1867, June 23. Entire folded commercial revue from St. Thomas to Bordeaux, franked by 1862 5c. green and 10c. bistre, paying the printed matter rate, each cleanly tied by “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°2” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1444) being repeated alongside with red boxed “PD”, and arrival on reverse. A lovely entire being of the finest of the scarce printed matter examples in the West Indies. Dallay 20, 21.

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1867, April 22. Cover from St. Thomas to Bordeaux, showing the involvement of the Danish West Indies mails with “St. Thomas” dispatch c.d.s. after payment in cash of the local postage fee, following French framed “P.P.”, paying the single rate to France with 1867 80c. rose, tied by anchor lozenge with “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°2” octagon (Salles fig. 1444), placed on board the “Louisiane”. A rare combination cover of superb quality in every respect. Cert. Robineau-Pothion. Dallay 32. Ex Dubus.

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1873, June 6. Cover from St. Thomas to Havana (Cuba), endorsed “pr. Panama”, bearing France 1867 30c. brown pair, initially consigned to the Danish P.O. with “St. Thomas” c.d.s., handed over to the French mail where the franking was tied by anchor lozenges paying the inter-Antillean rate, with alongside showing “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°4” octagon (Salles fig. 1444), boxed “P.P.” handstamp and “NA1” boxed handstamp of Cuba applied on arrival for 1 real local postage due. Horizontal crease passes through the adhesives but does not affect the fine appearance. A rare inter-Antillean cover to Cuba. Dallay 30.

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1874, Oct. 22. Entire letter from New York to Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe), endorsed “pr. Merrimack”, privately conveyed to St. Thomas where it entered the French mail, franked by 1872 30c. brown pair, tied by neat anchor lozenge with framed “P.P.” and “St. Thomas” consular datestamp, properly covering the inter-Antillean postage fee, with arrival on reverse. Small portion of paper missing on the front, of no importance. An unusual cover from the United States with involvement of the French maritime mail. Dallay 56.

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1876, June 21. Entire letter from St. Thomas to New York, in the first instance consigned to the Danish St. Thomas P.O. with dispatch c.d.s. after the local postage having been paid in cash, following entry in the French mail bearing 1870 40c. orange and 1875 10c. brown on rose (2), beautifully tied by “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°1” octagon (Salles fig. 1444) of the “Ville de Brest”, with 5 cents collected on arrival for overland transmission. A rare franking to pay the inter-Antillean rate which included the corresponding coast of the United States, in outstanding quality. Dallay 38, 54.

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1876, July 26. Entire letter from St. Thomas to Carúpano (Venezuela), with “Pr Ville de St. Nazaire/ Via Fort de France” endorsement, with involvement of the Danish P.O. at St. Thomas as confirmed by dispatch c.d.s., paying the local postage in cash, franked, for the inter-Antillean rate, with 1872 30c. brown pair (three short perforations at base not detracting), tied by “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. B N°4” datestamp with a further strike adjacent. A rare cover in above usual state of preservation. Signed Calves. Dallay 56.

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1876, Sept. 2. Cover front from St. Thomas to Paris, initially consigned to the Danish P.O. at St. Thomas with the local rate being paid in cash, then handed over to the French mails where each stamp of the franking including 1872 5c. green on bluish pair, 10c. brown and 80c. rose, were tied by “St. Thomas/Paq. Fr. D N°2” octagon (Salles fig. 1499) which indicates the “Colombie” to have carried this correspondence. Of great visual appeal featuring an exceptional combination of colours as a result of the very scarce usage of this postmark in red and the presence of this very unusually applied 5c. denomination. Dallay 53, 54, 57.

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1876, Oct. 2. Entire letter from Caracas to New York, sent to St. Thomas via “Feddersen, Willink & Co.” forwarding agents with matching cachet at top, subsequently entering the mails at St. Thomas with payment in cash for the local transmission, “St. Thomas” dispatch c.d.s., then franked with “Sage” 1876 30c. brown pair as corresponded for the inter-Antillean rate tied by Ligne-B c.d.s., collecting 5 cents on delivery for overland conveyance. A rare mail with forwarding agent involvement. Cert. Holcombe.

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Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector's Series Sale The Collector's Series Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Tibetan Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection The Collector's Series Sale North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection  Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London Hong Kong New York London Hong Kong New York London London

13012 CSS05 316 13013 13020 317 13019 13015

The Collector's Series Sale World Banknotes The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes Part III: Wales and West Midlands The David Kirch Collection of Bank of England Notes Part II The Collector's Series Sale The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes Part IV: The North of England The Collector's Series Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Hong Kong London London London New York London New York London London

CSS05 13004 13032 13033 316 13035 317 13018 13034

Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London London

13001 13002 13003

The Collector's Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York London New York London

CSS05 316 13016 317 13017

The Collector's Series Sale The Collector's Series Sale

New York New York

An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong

COINS 26/27 March 13 April 22/23 May 27 June 21 August 28/29 August 24 September 3 December

BANKNOTES 13 April 10/11/12 April 18 April 19 April 22/23 May 20 June 28/29 August 1/2 October 5 December

MEDALS 25 April 25 July 21 November

BONDS & SHARES 13 April 22/23 May 7 June 28/29 August 28 November

The Collector's Series Sale The Collector's Series Sale

AUTOGRAPHS 22/23 May 28/29 August

316 317

WINES May

The above sale dates are subject to change. Spink offers the following services: Valuation 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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