The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950

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Title
The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950

Location
Spink UK

Date & Time
Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 12:00pm  
Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 12:00pm  

Viewing Times
At Spink London
Friday 16 November 2018 10.00am - 5.00pm
Monday 19 November 2018 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 20 November 2018 10.00am - 5.00pm
Private viewing by appointment only

PLEASE NOTE the starting time for each part of the sale:
21 November:
Classics Part 1 commencing at 12 noon
Blanc, Mouchon and Merson Part II not before 2pm
Semeuse Part III not before 4pm

22 November:
1929-31 Tourist Issue Part IV commencing at 12 noon
Ile de France and other Airmails Part V not before 2pm
Gems of the 20th Century Part VI not before 4pm


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The "Hermione" Collection, offered in six lavishly illustrated catalogues is the finest collection of France to come on the auction market since Lafayette in 2003 and will be a landmark series of sales for collectors for years to come. A few highlights are listed below but to fully appreciate this marvellous collection we urge you to view the lots below.
Sale 1 covers the Classics part, with superb first day covers, a magnificent 1f vermillion on cover and probably the most striking sage Bleu de Prusse extant, among many other rare varieties
Sale 2 comprises the Blanc, Mouchon and Merson issues and features all the rarest and most striking varieties
Sale 3 The "Sower" issue with many rarely seen varieties
Sale 4 The 1929 Tourist issue with exceptional strength in La Rochelle and Pont du Gard
Sale 5 The Air Mails with breathtaking 1927 Ile de France rarities
Sale 6 Gems of the 20th Century is simply another mind blowing selection incl. the iconic Paquebot Pasteur without sur

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France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue1c. olive, report III, first state, marginal block of four from the left of the sheet, wide to huge margins, cancelled by dotted numeral grid; very fresh and fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 39j, €1,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue1c. olive, report III, first state, two examples, strong impression with clear to large margins, paying the double rate on printed matter, "avertissement" type, from Ganges addressed to Saint-Laurent-le-Minier and redirected to another locality, tied by 6.2.1871 c.d.s.'s on dispatch. Fine and scarce. Spink Maury 39j. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue2c. brown-red, report I, uncommonly vivid shade, margins ranging from clear to mainly wide, used with indistinct "gros chiffres" grid; very fine. A very rare and desirable stamp, which is usually missing in classic collections of France, being even more difficult to find with the design so clear after having been cancelled. Photocopy of Calves certificate (1991). Spink Maury 40Id, €9,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue2c. brown-red, report II, well margined horizontal pair cancelled by "gros chiffres" device delicately struck in black with traces of red ink; very fine. Spink Maury 40II, €850.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue4c. grey, report II, uncharacteristically large margins, strong impression and shade, on September 1871 envelope to Presle, with part of the top margin of the stamp placed beyond the edge of the envelope, tied in the Savoy region on arrival by "gros chiffres" 2490 grid of Montmelian, showing "Gare de Chambéry" c.d.s. at right, additionally struck on reverse with three different datestamps in transit. An extremely rare, exceptional and fine single franking on cover. J.F. Brun certificate (1993), signed Calves. Spink Maury 41II, €20,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buy...

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue10c. bistre-yellow, report I, diagonal crease before usage, large margins all around, on 7.12.1871 large cover to Liancourt, tied by "Imprimés" c.d.s. in red applied on printed-matter correspondence, with receiving c.d.s. struck on back. A very rare usage of this cancellation in conjunction with this issue; besides, usages of Paris on this issue are rare. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 43a. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue10c. bistre-yellow, two examples, good margins except for one side being cut into in one stamp, used in combination with 1867-68 Empire Laureated 20c. blue, type II, on 10 May 1871 envelope from Lyon to Roanne, cancelled by "gross chiffres" on dispatch, struck with c.d.s. on receipt on back; some imperfections to envelope of which one wrinkle affecting one 10c., the 20c. with corner crease in one perforation, nevertheless an exceedingly scarce franking. Spink Maury 29II, 43e. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue10c. bistre-yellow, horizontal pair with predominantly wide margins, showing spectacular pre-printing fold, cancelled by gros chiffres "2544" of Mortagne-sur-Gironde. Rare. Signed Calves and Von der Weid. Spink Maury 43e, var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue20c. blue, type I, report I, unusually fresh, margins varying from wide to large, on 3 January 1870 cover from Toulon to Marseilles, tied by large figures "3981" grid, with matching c.d.s. at left; very fine. Calves and Roumet certificates (1980), signed J.F. Brun and Lamy. Spink Maury 44I, €1,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue20c. blue, type I, report I, extraordinary margins with portion of adjoining adhesive at base and at left, the latter revealing this example to be marginal, used on 15 December 1870 entire letter from Marmande to Tonneins, tied by large-figures grid with accompanying dispatch c.d.s. alongside. Roumet certificate (1996), signed Lamy, G. and A. Bolaffi. Spink Maury 44I, €1,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue20c. blue, type I, report I, horizontal pair, pastel shade, complete margins at top, being large in other respects, pastel shade, paying the single rate up to 10 grams on envelope to Marseilles, softly tied by anchor lozenges with octagonal "constantinople/p. fr. u n. 2" (Salles fig. 882/2) dated 11 January 1871, with red framed "Paquebots/De La/Méditerranée" handstamp and framed "PD" in black, carried by the "Tibre" to Marseilles, where it received the arrival c.d.s. on back. An exceedingly scarce and desirable usage of the "Bordeaux" issue from Constantinople. Cal...

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue20c. blue, type III, report II, clear to prevailing wide even margins, showing large colourless smear, cancelled by "gros chiffres" lozenge. A very prominent plate flaw. Spink Maury 46II, var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue30c. brown, horizontal pair, strong impression reinforced by a deep shade, margins being clear to large, each stamp showing bold strike of large figures "2785" grid cancel of Paray-le-Monial; very fine. J.F. Brun certificate (1977), signed A. Brun and Calves. Spink Maury 47, €800. Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue80c. rose, an extraordinary example due to the following features: great freshness, exceptionally large margins all around, neat and clean strike of c.d.s. centrally applied. A quintessential combination of beauty in a classic stamp. Calves and Roumet certificates (1979), signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 49, €400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Bordeaux" Issue1870 "Bordeaux" Issue, assembly of seventy-one stamps, including 1c. (4), 2c. (6), 4c. (3), 5c. (6), 10c. (14, including four on cover), 20c. blue type I (22, one with Calves certificate and seven on cover), 30c. (2), 40c. (7, including one on cover), 80c. (4, with a horizontal pair on inland cover, plus another defective), etc., chiefly good to fine, a fine assortment. See our website for a full range of scans of this lot.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1852 "Présidence" Issue10c. bistre, clear to predominantly large margins, delicately tied by "star" cancel to 15 July 1853 cover carried locally in Paris; very fine. Spink Maury 9, €1,150. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1852 "Présidence" Issue10c. bistre, delicate fine impression with colour uniformly applied, roughly separated on two sides, margins ranging from complete to very large, used on 29 March 1854 cover to Bucey-lès-Gy, lightly applied over the edge at top, tied by "OR" without-circle rural cancels. A very rare and delightful usage. Calves and Roumet certificates (1993). Spink Maury 9, €7,750 (for the "OR" within circle). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1852 "Présidence" Issue10c. bistre, fresh impression printed on a slightly yellowish and bright paper enhancing its shade, nicely and evenly margined with large spaces, superbly tied by petit chiffres "2635" cancel of Recey-sur-Ource. Superb in every respects. Calves certificate (1977). Spink Maury 9a, €700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1852 "Présidence" Issue10c. bistre-jaune, a very fresh pair with margin a bit close at one point at lower right, otherwise good to very large margins, used on 11 August 1853 large cover from Clermont Ferrand to Aigueperse, tied by petit chiffres "886" grids with matching c.d.s. at right and arrival on back; due to its large size, the cover was folded at right and base for presentation purposes, and thus is exhibited in this catalogue, hiding the dispatch c.d.s. A very fine and rare franking to pay the double rate within the same postal district. Spink Maury 9a, €3,000. PhotoSubject to...

France1852 "Présidence" IssueSelection of the 1852 Présidence issue including two examples of the 10c. bistre used with clear petit chiffres obliterations, then the 25c. blue, ten examples with two on inland cover, a vertical pair used with two clear petits chiffres cancels and then six single used examples, one on piece with petit chiffres and petit cachet dated 1/Jan/53. A small but attractive and useful assembly.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1852 "Présidence" Issue25c. blue, an extraordinary pair from the upper left corner of the sheet, of great freshness, on double weight cover from Le Havre to Paris, tied by petit chiffres "1495" and corresponding dispatch c.d.s. Highly appealing. Signed Baudot and Calves. Spink Maury 10, €350+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue1850, January 1st. Envelope from Libourne to Paris, charged "2", showing a neat c.d.s. on dispatch on the first day of issued stamps in France; some slight soiling and minute rust spots and closed tear at base. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue10c. bistre-yellow, ample to mainly very large margins, delicately tied in each angle by "OR" postmarks to small cover to Pogny. A delightful example of this scarce usage. Spink Maury 1, €4,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue10c. bistre-yellow, uncommonly crisp impression, generous margins showing portions of neighbouring stamps on two sides, delicately tied to piece by grid cancel, leaving the profile clear. Superb. Spink Maury 1, €350+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue10c. bistre-yellow, a well margined example displaying a good colour, used on small rural envelope and cancelled by four strikes of the "OR" circle handstamp, with an additional strike at lower right; fine and scarce. Calves certificate (1996), signed Brun. Spink Maury 1, €4,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue10c. dark greenish bistre, a fresh example with clear to large margins, used on envelope Monfort l'Amaury, tied by grid cancel with matching "19 Aout 1851" c.d.s. and Italic "72/Pontchartrain" postmark alongside; very fine. Brun certificate (1976), signed Roumet. Spink Maury 1d, €1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue15c. yellowish green, good margins, very fresh, on February 1852 cover carried locally in Paris, tied by a neat and clean strike of the "star" cancel; a delightful usage. Signed Jamet. Spink Maury 2b, €2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue15c. dark green, boasting large margins, very fresh displaying a faint strike of the "star" cancel; superb. Calves certificate(1979), signed Roumet. Spink Maury 2c, €1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue15c. very dark green, distinctly intense colour, margins varying from wide to huge where part of the neighbouring frame line is displayed, attractively cancelled by "DS" dotted grid; very fine. Roumet certificate (1978), signed Calves. Spink Maury 2d, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue15c. very dark green, strong colour enhanced by its freshness, good margins, being very large on two sides, cleanly tied by "star" cancel on envelope addressed locally in Paris; a very fine and rare usage. Calves certificate (1995), signed Roumet. Spink Maury 2d, €4,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black on white, outstandingly neat impression, large even margins, very fresh. Cancelled by neat strike of Bourmont (?) on 1st January 1849, the first day of issue; superb and very desirable. Calves certificate (1979). Spink Maury 3a, €1,200+.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First IssueFirst-Issue First Day Cover20c. black, a lovely example with good margins, neat impression, tied by Marcilly-Le-Hayer small c.d.s. on the first day of issue, 1st January 1849, with an additional strike at left on entire letter to Port-à-Binson, dated on the same day, backstamped in transit and receipt; slight tone spots, closed tears below the stamp and the postmark and two portions of paper loss in centre, still a fine and rare usage on the first day of French franked philately. Signed B. Behr. Spink Maury 1, €16,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For m...

France1849-50 First IssueFirst-Issue First Day Cover20c. black, a magnificent example with intense colour, strong impression and good to large margins on envelope to Vannes, tied by "La Roche-Bernard/1 Janv. 1849" medium c.d.s. (25mm), neatly struck also at left and distinctly displaying the first day of issue, with arrival on reverse on 2 January. A very fine example of this scarcer datestamp on the first day of French franked philately. Signed Baudot. Spink Maury 3, €39,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black on yellowish, a remarkably fresh example, widely margined all around, vivid shade, used on small entire letter to Aix-en-Provence tied by "Riez/5 Janv. 1849" medium c.d.s. (type 14), showing an additional clear strike at left confirming the application on the fifth day of usage of postage stamps in France, showing arrival on back. Superb, a very rare usage of this datestamp within the five first days of issue. Signed Calves and Céalis. Spink Maury 3, from €14,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditi...

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black, showing plate flaw within colourless round frame at left in centre, clear to wide margins, tied by lozenge on 4.3.1850 envelope from Nogaro to Foix, initially taxed with "2" for a double weight sanctioned by "art.(icle) 9 cir.(culaire) 33" denoted in manuscript on front, subsequently crossed out and then indicated with ink again at left, transits of Toulouse and arrival on reverse. Spink Maury 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black on yellow, tête-bêche pair, remarkably fresh impression, prevailing large margins, each stamp cancelled by grid type; small soiling spot at right of little significance, and tiny corner crease at lower left, where an ink stroke is visible on reverse, otherwise very attractive and rare. Calves certificate (1996), signed Enzo Diena. Spink Maury T3, €10,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black, intensely fresh, margins ranging from clear to enormous at top, where a considerable portion of a neighbouring adhesive is displaying an inverted cliché, lightly tied by grid cancel to cover from Le Mans (9.8.1849) to Brûlon. A very fine and scarce usage of a "decapitated" tête-bêche on cover. Spink Maury (T3). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. black, roughly separated from the sheet on three sides, just touching upper left corner, otherwise complete to huge margins allowing, at top, to distinguish an inverted neighbouring design, tied by grid cancel on 6 january 1850 entire letter from Paris to Vermenton, showing arrival on reverse. Another interesting and scarce usage of a "decapitated" tête-bêche on cover. Signed B. Behr and Roumet. Spink Maury (T3). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. grey, large balanced margins all around, fresh and cleanly cancelled by a light strike of the grid type; a very fine example of this rare shade. Papadopoulos certificate (1981). Spink Maury 3i, €1,900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue25c. blue, a well margined and fresh example exhibiting large coloured smear at right surrounded in white, lightly cancelled by c.d.s. A very prominent and certainly rare variety. Spink Maury 4. Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue25c. blue, neat impression, ample to large margins, exceptionally tied to small cover to Coutras by "25" tax marking, with "Libourne/2 Dec 50" c.d.s. adjacent and arrival on reverse. A very rare and extraordinary usage in the first issue. Calves certificate (1997). Spink Maury 4. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue40c. orange, outstanding margins all around enabling to display part of an additional adhesive at top, lightly cancelled by grid type. Superb. Spink Maury 5, €600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue40c. vivid orange, unusually refulgent colour surrounded by very large margins including neighbouring frame lines at base and left, on single weight cover to Carouge, Switzerland, tied by petit chiffres "2160" grid with matching "Morez-du-Jura/6 Avril 54" c.d.s., struck in transit at Geneva on reverse; a very fine example of the 40 cents rate to Switzerland. Signed G. and A. Bolaffi, Céalis. Spink Maury 5b, €1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue1fr. carmine, just touched at base, very good margins in other respects, neat impression and intense colour, paying the single rate via Suez with involvement of British ship -as confirmed by the endorsement at top- to India on 8 June 1853 entire letter to Calicut, superbly tied by petit chiffres "109" grid with corresponding Cannes c.d.s. at right, also neatly struck, red "PD" at upper right, Madras and Calicut datestamps applied on back; some slight wrinkles to cover not affecting the franking. A very rare usage on a fresh entire. Signed Fournier. Spink Maury 6, €7,5...

France1849-50 First Issue1fr. carmine-brown, an extraordinary example from the lower left corner of the sheet featuring enormous margins on these sides, ample to large in the others, deep shade, neatly tied to 11 June 1850 cover carried at triple rate to Ducey, showing dispatch c.d.s. of Vire on front and arrival on reverse; slight soiling along vertical crease to cover, in no way detracting. An exceptional example of this attractive shade on cover. Spink Maury 6b, €1,850+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue1fr. light carmine, excellent margins surrounding a very fresh impression, cleanly cancelled by petit chiffres "120" grid of Argent-sur-Sauldre; superb. Papadopoulos certificate (1981), signed Brun. Spink Maury 6c, €1,150. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue1fr. vivid vermilion, luxurious colour and impression being strong and sharp, surrounded by large, harmoniously balanced margins all around, showing almost complete and clean strike of the grid cancel. Superb and rare, highly desirable for the discerning collector. A. Brun (1964) and Calves (1991) certificates. Spink Maury 7a, €25,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue1fr. vivid vermilion, strong brilliant colour presented with an unusual clarity of impression, framed by wide margins, used on 24 October 1851 large envelope from Paris to Issoudun, carried at triple rate, tied by two incomplete strikes of the grid cancel being cleanly applied, with dispatch c.d.s. adjacent and arrival on reverse. A very appealing example of this famous franking on cover, this being enhanced by its wonderful freshness, of essential significance in the advanced collection of classic France. Calves certificate (1994). Spink Maury 7a, €37,000. PhotoThe 1...

France1849-50 First Issue20c. blue on yellowish, so called "Durrieu", never issued, detailed impression, uniformly surrounded by ample margins, without gum. Very fine and scarce. Signed Bloch. Spink Maury 8a, €4,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. dark blue, so called "Marquelet", never issued, possessing large sheet margin at top, ample margins on other sides, deep shade and neat impression, mint. An eye-catching example, undoubtedly very rare in this quality. Roumet certificate (1980), signed Calves and Roumet. Spink Maury 8c, €3,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue20c. dark blue, so called "Marquelet", never issued, the stupendous, marginal horizontal block of eight, its extraordinary freshness being worthy of remark, as well as its intense shade, with ample even margins on three sides, to the shape of the sheet at left and consequently being enormous, mint and lightly hinged. Of great visual impact, representing a very rare multiple. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 8c, €34,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue25c. on 20c. blue, never issued, a magnificent example, showing neat precise impression, graced by balanced margins on all four sides, which are outstandingly large for this stamp and to be notably considered, unmounted mint - another remarkable feature - with a very slight irregularity in centre mentioned for accuracy and without trace of hinge adherence. A superb and highly desirable example of this difficult rarity. Maury 8A; €37,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First Issue40c. blue, never issued, an exceptional example unused without gum as for the very few examples recorded, in a delicate shade and fabulously margined, exhibiting a good portion of the sheet at right with the other margins being marvelously large and well balanced, featuring clarity of impression. This unissued stamp was devised for the projected change of colour of 9 March 1849. Pin hole in sheet margin of no significance, superb in every respect, in a magnificent condition for the demanding collector of high quality, which must be considerably appreciated in a stamp...

France1849-50 First Issue10c., 15c., 20c., 25c., 40c. and 1fr., set of six 1862 reprints; the 40c. slightly oxidized, otherwise superb. An extraordinary-quality set, not only for having been preserved unmounted mint, but also for, all adhesives, displaying enormous margin/s as originating from sides or corners of the sheet. Very desirable. Fournier certificate (1991) for all but the 1fr. denomination. Spink Maury 1e, 2f, 3k, 4f, 5h, 6g, €4,525+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1849-50 First IssueFits Issue assembly, forty-four stamps, including 10c. (five, with a pair on cover), 15c. including on cover with Calves certificate, 20c. black, (eighteen, with eight on various pretty covers, including a pair on cover to Nantes.) 25c. blue (sixteen, including a pair on cover and seven other covers) 40c.orange used and 1f. carmine-cerise used with clear dotted "3013" cancellation. A very useful assembly, chiefly in fine to very fine condition.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue1c. green-olive, extraordinarily detailed and strong impression, good margins, used on stamped tax communication with its address' wrapper preserved intact, very lightly and cleanly tied by indistinct c.d.s.; very fine. Spink Maury 11; €500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue10c. bistre, a largely margined example applied at lower left of 22 November 1854 entire letter carried locally and redirected within Paris, tied by blue "star" cancel, with matching c.d.s. at right. A superb example of this infrequent usage in blue. Spink Maury 13, €1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue25c. blue, delightfully fresh and well margined, originating from the upper left corner of the sheet, used on envelope and tied by petit chiffres "2147" of Montrouge, with its c.d.s. alongside; very fine. Spink Maury 15, €525+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue25c. blue, vertical pair boasting sheet margin at left, excellent margins on other sides, on 17 June 1854 cover to Montauban, cleanly tied by petit chiffres "2215" with matching "11/Najac" unusual Italic type at left, struck in transit at Villefranche-de-Rouergue with c.d.s. on front. A rare combination of postmarks associated with this attractive and unusual multiple on cover. Signed J.F. Brun. Spink Maury 15, €1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue1fr. light carmine, remarkable freshness enhanced by ideal margins all around, being enormous, with portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled "grand points carrés" type leaving the design quite clear. Superb, a very difficult stamp in this striking condition. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 18, €3,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue1fr. vivid carmine, sharp impression and deep rich colour making a wonderful association for a gorgeous appearance, margins varying from ample to huge showing part of adjoining adhesive at left, neatly tied by "DS2" dotted grid with matching Paris c.d.s. at left on 2 June 1854 cover to Berlin, Prussia, carried at double rate (denoted by manuscript "2" at left), with German "Ausgabe" c.d.s. on reverse. An exquisite combination of beauty for this stamp, rarely used on cover, enhanced by the exceptional franking on mail to Prussia. Calves certificate (1993...

France1853-60 Imperforate "Empire" Issue1c. to 80c., balance of the collection, 249 stamps, containing six 1c. including a single from the right of the sheet with red c.d.s., fifteen 5c. green including three used pairs- vertical, horizontal and a pair on cover to Auxerre, twenty eight 10c bistre including used singles with an assortment of obliterations, also many singles and pairs on cover with various markings and cancellations, over sixty examples of the 20c. blue including a block of four on cover and twenty two other covers and many other singles, 20c. on rose, 40c. orange- thirteen exa...

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue5c. green, pair combined with 1871-72 25c. blue in pair, on large folded printed-matter letter carried at this special reduced rate from Saint-Just-en-Chevalet to Roanne, tied by dispatch c.d.s.'s. A fine and scarce usage. Spink Maury 20, 60. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue1c. green-olive, a magnificent block of four displaying sheet margin at base, all designs attractively well centred, sharp impression, unmounted mint. A quintessential combination of beauty and visual appeal. Roumet certificate (1980), signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 20, €950+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue1c. green-olive, very fresh block of four featuring misplaced perforation vertically, hinged mint. A scarce variety. Spink Maury 20var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue5c. green, an extraordinary example showing large plate flaw behind the head resembling an "anneau lune" variety, used on cover from Caen to La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, incombination with 1871-72 20c. blue, tied by "petit chiffres" on departure. A prominent and rare variety of visual impact. Spink Maury 20var, 60. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue10c. bistre, marginal example exhibiting a misplaced perforation vertically so that the "empire franc" inscription at top would not be visible without the sheet margin, unmounted mint; very fine and rare. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 21var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue10c. bistre, sheet margin at left showing marginal rule "ligne d'encadrement", on 17 June 1864 printed matter from Dijon to Lyon, tied by "gross chiffres" grid on arrival, showing c.d.s. adjacent; some wrinkles to cover including very slight partial fold highlighted by soiling and passing through the franking, but not really affecting. A very scarce feature on cover. Calves certificate (1994). Spink Maury 21var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue10c. bistre, horizontal pair with vertically misplaced perforation, showing the "empire franc" inscription at base instead of at top, tied by "gros chiffres" "3827" of St. Quentin, on entire letter to Falaise. An interesting and rare variety on cover. Spink Maury 21var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, marginal block of four from the base of the sheet, centred to top, with control marginal "cross" mark at bottom right; tear in upper right adhesive, still a scarce block of four with two remarkable and rare characteritics: the unmounted mint condition and, even scarcer, the "croix de repère" in margin. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 22, €1,600+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, a quite well centred example of great freshness, used on 5 December 1862 envelope to Paris, very attractively tied by red "star" cancel with accompanying "bau du palais de compiegne" c.d.s in the same colour. Slight toning along perforation of no importance for this item, where the cancellation confers the rarity, and in this case is absolutely exceptional, being clearly visible and harmoniously exhibited. Calves certificate (1997). Spink Maury 22, €6,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, misplaced perforation obliquely, lightly cancelled; slight horizontal crease (not causing the variety) and minute thin spot, of little significance for this very rare variety. Spink Maury 22var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, three examples in two contrasting shades, showing misplaced perforation horizontally, of which one, signed by Roumet, was cut by scissors by the postal clerk in order to keep the design complete, both used with "gros chiffres" 3112 and 2293; very fine and scarce. Spink Maury 22varSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, "head to head" tête-bêche pair from the right of the sheet, delicate pastel shade and excellent impression, being very neat, slightly centred to left, this being of little significance as this variety is encountered centred to one side normally, trimmed by scissors at left with parts of neighbouring stamps, mint original fresh gum. Superb and scarce. Signed J.F. Brun. Spink Maury T22, €5,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, "face to face" tête-bêche pair, clarity of impression, defective perforation at top right, due as part of the vertical perforation was absent at top, as proved on the opposite sides in centre and left, on 21 June 1867 insured envelope from Vif, carried at single rate up to 10 grams including 20c. "chargé" fee, neatly tied by gross chiffres "4203", backstamped in transit; pair lifted for examination and hinged back to cover with Calves signature, crease at top, and envelope with portions missing at top, which were backed up with paper. A rare usag...

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, "neck to neck" tête-bêche vertical pair, uncharacteristically well centred for this variety, sharp impression, tied to large envelope to Paris by "gross chiffres" 3723 of St. Lo, showing arrival on reverse. Couple of short perforations, nevertheless excellent centring. Signed Calves. Spink Maury T22, €3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" IssueBalance of the Collection, 157 stamps, including 1c. single on wrapper (3), 80c. pair on covers, etc., chiefly used, mostly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862 Perforated "Empire" Issue20c. blue, very fresh showing misplaced perforation horizontally, used on cover front from Cannes to Paris, tied by the corresponding 784 "gros chiffres" grid; clean and unusual. Spink 22varSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue1c. green-bronze, contrasting with the accompanying franking by being cancelled by "Rethel/16 Janv 73" c.d.s., in combination with "Cérès" 1872-73 2c. brown-red, typographically cancelled on the upper part of "L'Espoir" political newspaper. A very fine and exceedingly rare combination. Signed Céalis. Spink Maury 25, 51. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue1c. green-bronze, two examples, and 4c. grey in pair, in combination with "Cérès" 1871-72 15c. bistre, on 20.10.1871 entire letter from Saint-Haon-le-Châtel to Roanne, tied by "3655" numeral grid with dispatch c.d.s. alongside. A very fine and rare franking to pay the 25 cents single rate on fresh cover. Spink Maury 25, 27, 59. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue20c. blue, type I, in mixed franking with 1862 20c. blue, usual centrings, on 29 May 1867 cover to Flaviac, tied by "2145" numeral grid with "Lyon/Les-Terreux" c.d.s. alongside, and arrival on reverse; horizontal filing fold well clear of the franking and of no importance. An extraordinary combination of two same denominations, in similar colours, and originating from different issues; undoubtedly, an exceedingly rare occurrence. Signed Goebel. Spink Maury 22, 29I. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue20c. blue, type I, large colourless spot in the head, "white hair" variety, used on 17.6.1868 entire letter from Fumel to Ourouer-les-Bourdelins, tied by corresponding "1604" numeral grid. A very prominent and interesting plate flaw. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 29Ivar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue20c. blue, type II, irregular block of three from the top right corner of the sheet, exhibiting partial impression obliquely as a result of a paper fold, so that the hair is lacking as well as the upper tablet in two designs, the third one just showing a small part of the lower left corner of its design, very fresh and enhanced by the blue "Contrôle/T.P." control mark, which most infrequently passes through the corner stamp, due to its lack of design in that area, with original gum; four staple holes, of which one affecting the blank space of the upper le...

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue20c. pale blue, type II, block of four showing "horn" colourless flaw ("à la corne") in upper right design, used on 15.6.1870 large envelope headed "papiers d'affaires" carried at special rate from Audierne to Quimper, tied by dispatch "gros chiffres" dotted grid. Interesting and scarce; very slight soiling caused by the gum and not detracting. Signed Lamy. Spink Maury 29IId. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue20c. blue, featuring "squeezed value tablet at base", very fresh used 7.9.1869 entire letter from Vienne to St. Chamond, tied by "gross chiffres" grid on dispatch, c.d.s. adjacent, and arrival on reverse. A prominent and rare variety on cover. Spink Maury 29Ivar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue40c. orange, plate flaw featuring colourless ring facing the nose of the Emperor, "anneau lune", cancelled by 205 "gros chiffres" grid; slightly oxidized colour, nevertheless a prominent and very rare variety. Spink Maury 31var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue5f. grey-violet, regular "specimen" overprint, very fresh with original gum; very slight and small thin spot, as well as faint surface rubbing in centre at base, still of very fine appearance. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 33. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue5f. grey-violet, good centring for this stamp showing the complete design, delicate shade, cancelled by two strikes of the "star" postmark, leaving the profile quite clear; slight hinge remainder, of no significance. Very fine. Signed Calves and Roumet. Spink Maury 33, €1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue5f. grey-violet, very well centred within balanced margins surrounding the design, infrequently vivid shade tending to bluish, sharp impression, generous perforations at top, cancelled by Paris red c.d.s. used for "imprimés" (printed matter mail). Superb, exhibiting a rare cancellation on this stamp. Calves and Roumet certificates (1978). Spink Maury 33, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue5f. grey-violet, uncommonly fresh impression and centred to upper right, used in combination with 10c. bistre, type II, (tear at right), 20c. blue, type II, and 80c. rose of the same issue, all used on large registered envelope to Treviso, Italy, each stamp tied by "3180" numeral grid with matching "Rodez" c.d.s., dated 9 January 1870, during the first days of circulation of the 5 francs value, showing several transits and arrival on reverse. Some imperfections to envelope and minor tone spots, of no consequence for the significance of this cover. An outs...

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue5f. grey-violet, uncharacteristically quite well centred preserving the design completely exhibited, remarkably fresh, tied to insured (2,000 francs) envelope to Poitiers, paying 4 francs for the insured value, by "Vendeuvre-De-Poitou/19 Fevr 77" c.d.s.'s, with red "Chargé" alongside, with red wax seal on reverse, following the norm for this mail, and arrival. A visually striking exhibition item due to the cleanness of the envelope, the outstanding freshness of the franking and the strikes of the cancellation being harmoniously applied and neatly struck;...

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue10c. on 10c. bistre, never issued, quite good centring, fresh with original gum; very fine. J.F. Brun (1975) and Roumet (1978) certificates. Spink Maury 34, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue10c. on 10c. bistre, never issued, used probably by a collector to frank an envelope to Switzerland, paying the rest of the 25 cents single foreign rate with "Sage" 15c. blue, type II, tied by "Paris/3 Oct 94/Pl. de La Bourse" c.d.s., with Kreuzlingen arrival datestamp on back. An exceptional usage accepted by the French mail. Spink Maury 34, 90. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1862-70 "Empire" Laureated IssueBalance of the Collection, over 100 stamps, including 1c. from the corner of the sheet with double perfs. and strip of four 1c. on cover used along with another 1c. green and 1861 5c. green, 10c. bistre with three covers, two pairs and three other singles, many examples of 20c. blue, 30c. brown- eleven examples- including a pair on cover to Roanne, two other covers and seven used singles, then 40c. orange and 80c. rose including used on cover, used on 'Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée' documents and then several examples with various c...

France1870 "Siège" Issue10c. bistre, "neck to neck" tête-bêche vertical pair, better centred than usually encountered with perforations just touching frame lines in places, on 19 August 1871 entire letter from Angoulême to Bordeaux, tied by "gros chiffres" 105 on departure, being matched by c.d.s. below, backstamped on receipt; stamp lifted for examination and hinged back into place. Rare. Calves and Roumet certificates (1996). Spink Maury T36, €7,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Siège" IssueBalance of the collection containing eight used examples of 10c. bistre with a pair on cover to Roanne, fifteen 20c. blue with 5 covers and ten singles with various cancellations and markings, finally there are sixteen 40c. orange with five on cover and singles with various c.d.s.'s and other cancellations. A nice lot.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1870 "Siège" Issue40c. orange, horizontal pair featuring misplaced perforation horizontally, original gum; thin spots of little significance for this very rare variety mint. Spink Maury 38var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue1c. green-olive, misplaced perforation vertically, an outstanding marginal block of 12 (4x3) from the left of the sheet, very fresh unmounted mint. A very fine and rare variety. Signed J.F. Brun. Spink Maury 50var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue2c. red-brown, typographically cancelled on upper part of 12 June 1875 "L'Espoir" newspaper, additionally paying the rate required for a political newspaper sent to a non-bordering department with two examples of 1c. green-olive, each tied by "Rethel" c.d.s. A very rare combination franking and usages. Spink Maury 50, 51. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue5c. green-yellow, misplaced perforation obliquely, a spectacular marginal example presented in the manner of a fan. Very rare and visually impressive. Signed A. Brun and Calves. Spink MaurySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue10c. brown on rose, tête-bêche pair contained in an irregular block of seven, exhibiting the inverted position at top left, resulting in "head to head" and "face to face" tête-bêches, uncommonly well centred for this stamp, paying the triple weight letter rate up to 50 grams on June 1874 large envelope from Monfort-le-Rotrou to St. Calais, tied by faint strikes of "2492" dotted lozenges, reverse showing "bureau de passe" 2188 and arrival c.d.s.'s. The only example recorded exhibiting this spectacular franking. Calves certificate (1994). Spink Maury T58+58. PhotoSubj...

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue10c. brown on rose, a spectacular example from the upper right corner of the sheet, with part of the rose background missing at right, showing the "Contrôle/T.P." control mark in blue in margin, perforations just touching the frame line and preserving the design complete, unmounted mint. Superb. Spink Maury 58var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue15c. brown on rose, error of colour, se-tenant with 10c. bistre on rose, centred as usually encountered with two sides of the design closer to the perforations, fresh mint with original gum. The 15c. cliché was erroneously used to replace a worn plate in position 90. A very fine, rare and sought-after se-tenant variety. Calves certificate (1991), signed G. Bolaffi and A. Diena. Spink Maury 55e, €13,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue15c. brown on rose, error of colour, in a vivid colour out of the norm, slightly centred to the bottom, good intact perforations, used together with 5c. green-yellow to correctly pay a 11 May 1879 postcard from Paris to Chalon-sur-Saône, so lightly cancelled enabling to distinguish clearly the "15" denomination and leaving the design clean and quite clear, exhibiting dispatch and arrival datestamps alongside. A very fine example of this extremely rare franking on cover or postcard -this variety is particularly scarce used on cover-. Calves certificate (1993). Spink...

France1872-73 "Cérès" Issue1872-73 "Cérès" Issue a selection of 142 stamps, including 1c. (9), 2c. (14 with pair with typographic cancellation on Newspaper), 4c. (5), 5c. (20, with several on covers, postcards and newspaper, often used in conjunction with other issues), 25c. blue (with strips of three on 4 covers including a mourning envelope and many other singles, both used and a mint example with perforation error), 80c. with 40c. and 30c. on cover from Oullins to Loire, 80c. pair on cover to Brazil, many other covers and postcards with mixed frankings and usages along with single used exa...

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. ultramarine, type I, a delightful example of this rare stamp as a result of its outstandingly good centring within quite balanced margins, excellent perforations, remarkable freshness and original gum, being slightly hinged; superb. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 68, €6,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues20c. blue, type II, never issued, very attractively displaying a clear impression and intense shade, slightly centred to lower left -the few examples known of this stamp are found off centre-, good perforations for this adhesive, large part original gum. One of the rarest stamps of French philately and the rarest one of the "Sage" issues, this being a very fine example of the few recorded. Signed Brun and Calves. Spink Maury 73, €50,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues5c. green, type II, misplaced perforation, a spectacular gutter block of 18 (6x3), intense colour, unmounted mint except for five examples; small tear in one adhesive at top, otherwise very fine. Spink Maury 75g, €1,330+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c., type II, misplaced perforation vertically, a very fresh single example used on entire letter to Chalais, tied by "Angoulême/21 Juin 77" c.d.s., repeated adjacent, and backstamped on receipt; very fine. This variety is very scarce on cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. ultramarine, horizontal pair featuring types IIa & I on small piece, neat impression and vivid colours, quite well centred with the designs being clear of the perforations, each stamp tied by light strike of indistinct c.d.s. dated 9 October 1876, allowing the image of the stamps to be quite clearly exhibited. An exceedingly rare pair featuring mixed types, with few examples recorded, this being one of the finest recorded; Behr certificate 2001. Spink Maury 78IIAa, €27,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Term...

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. ultramarine on greenish, type IIB, well centred pair with slight crease at right caused before being applied, outstandingly fresh, used on 8 August 1877 cover from Paris to Auxerre, tied by dispatch c.d.s. and backstamped on arrival; minor imperfections to cover including a small portion of paper loss, not affecting the franking. A very rare multiple on cover. Calves certificate (1996). Spink Maury 78IIBf. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. ultramarine on greenish, type IIB, refulgent colour being completely outstanding for this stamp, very fresh, centred to bottom although showing the design complete, tied by "St Denis-S-Seine/20 Avril 77" c.d.s. on small envelope addressed to Paris, with arrival on reverse; very fine and rare. Calves certificate (1996). Spink Maury 78IIBf, €1,850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues1c. black on bluish, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, a very well centred and fresh marginal example; very fine and rare. Signed Loy. Spink Maury 83var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues1c. black on bluish, type II, se-tenant to imperforate in marginal pair from the bottom of the sheet, showing part of plate number, good centring and hinge rest at top; very fine and exceedingly rare. Signed Loy. Spink Maury 83var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues1c. black on bluish, type II, misplaced perforation, block of four, three examples unmounted mint; very fresh and rare. Spink Maury 83var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues1c. black on Prussian blue, the ultimate example of this desirable stamp as a result of the following attributes: great freshness, both colours black and blue being more intense and vivid than usual, the good centring for this stamp leaving ample to large margins with the perforations, the full original gum and an exceptional complete sheet margin at top which exhibits a very rare "croix de repère"; the perforations, wider than having been naturally trimmed, have been clipped by scissors, with even parts of neighbouring stamps being included around them. Superb...

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues1c. black on Prussian blue, an outstanding example from the bottom of the sheet, boasting a good colour, infrequently good centring for this stamp, original gum and large sheet margin. This copy, even though being presented after the previous exceptional lot -most probably the finest in existence- to which it may be compared, must be ranged as an outstanding example of this rare and popular stamp; as a matter of fact, Calves states in his certificate this stamp possesses "centrage et nuance superbes". Calves and Roumet certificates (1980). Spink Maury 84, €16,0...

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues2c. brown-red, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, single from the upper right corner of the sheet (grease mark), and block of three featuring two stamps with the variety with sheet margins from the lower right corner, unmounted mint; fine and rare. Spink Maury 85IIvar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues2c. brown-red, type II, se-tenant to imperforate in vertical pair, good centring and crisp impression, very small portion of gum lacking at top; superb and rare. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 85IIvar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues3c. grey, type II, misplaced perforation horizontally, complete pane of 25 stamps from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing blue "Contrôle/T.P." control mark in margin, very fresh with full original gum; superb and very scarce thus. Spink Maury 87e, €2,750+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues3c. grey, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, marginal strip of five from the top of the sheet, the three stamps featuring the variety being unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 87h, €975+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues4c. lilac-brown, type II, pair featuring half of the impression missing at top, unmounted mint; horizontal crease. A rare and visually impressive variety. Spink Maury 88var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues10c. black on lilac, type II, an upper left corner-sheet example, part of the impression applied on reverse as a result of a paper fold which also caused the additional perforation of the sheet margin; fine and rare. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 89var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues10c. black on lilac, type II, used on advice on delivery form sent to Arnaudville, United States, tied by 8 December 1883 Paramé c.d.s., with New York transit and arrival inside; a very fine and unusual usage. Spink Maury 89. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues15c. blue, type II, vertical block of six from the left of the sheet, displaying perforation double on three sides in the two stamps in centre, unmounted mint; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 90IIvar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues15c., type II, misplaced perforation vertically, used on envelope to Tarascone-sur-Rhône, tied by "Mouriès/2 Fevr 82/Bou-Du-Rhône" c.d.s., repeated alongside, with arrival on back; fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues15c. blue, type II, misplaced perforation vertically and horizontally, marginal block of nine (3x3) showing plate number at base, very fresh mint, including six stamps unmounted; small adherence on front at top right, otherwise very fine and rare. Spink Maury 90IIf, unpriced in unused condition. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues40c. red-orange, type II, misplaced perforation horizontally, single marginal example mint, "0" millésime pair unmounted mint (the right stamp with small tear at top). Spink Maury 94e, unrecorded in unused condition. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues40c. red-orange, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely caused by paper fold, mint with tiny thin spot. Spink Maury 94var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. black on rose, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, caused by paper fold, horizontal pair from the bottom right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 97h, €950+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. black on rose, type II, partial impression of the rose background at top of marginal block of four, unmounted mint except for one stamp with the variety; fine. Spink Maury 97+97c, €660+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. black on rose, type II, vertical block of six with sheet margin at left and interpanneau at top, misplaced perforation in five stamps, in three of which disposed obliquely, in the two at base vertically; diagonal crease at top only affecting the regular stamp. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 97+97d+97h, €1,422+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. black on rose, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, very fresh part sheet of 50 including two complete panes, unmounted mint except for one stamp which is hinged, exhibiting plate number at base; a spectacular and most rare multiple. Spink Maury €23,575+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues25c. black on rose, type II, double perforation on three sides of three stamps in the horizontal central row of a block of nine (3x3) from the lower left corner of the sheet, four stamps hinged including one of the varieties, otherwise unmounted mint; remarkably fresh and fine. Spink Maury 97+97g, €1,436+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues50c. rose, type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, mint single, signed Calves, and unmounted marginal pair, signed Champion; fine and unusual duo. Spink Maury 98g, €1,725+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues50c. rose, type II, mint vertical pair imperforate between, hinged at top, very fresh displaying a refulgent colour; two horizontal creases, one between adhesives, and tone spot in margin in the adhesive at bottom. A rare variety. Roumet (1980) and Calves (1995) certificates. Spink Maury 98g, €1,725+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues10c. black on lilac, type III, ten vertical se-tenant pairs with imperforates at top of part sheet including two panes of 25, unmounted mint; one se-tent pair with one defective adhesive at base, otherwise very fine. Spink Maury 103+103g, €5,350+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues50c. rose, type III, five examples, centred to upper right, together with 10c., type III, used on insured commercial envelope Pagny-sur-Moselle to Paris, tied by dispatch c.d.s.'s with unreadable date, the rate paid being 15 times the single weight (2.25 francs), 25 cents registration fee and 10 cents for the declared value. A rare and attractive high franking. Spink Maury 103, 104. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues2fr. bistre on bluish, outstandingly well centred, very fresh, with horizontal crease occurring before the application on back of 3 March 1914 insured envelope from Paris to Reuilly, tied by dispatch c.d.s., repeated on front, showing transit and arrival c.d.s.'s, as well as the compulsory red wax seals on reverse; some wrinkles to envelope of little significance. The rarest single franking of the "Sage" issues, and one of the scarcest stamps of French philately used as single on cover, as confirmed by Calves in his statement with certificate issued in 1994. Sp...

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues5c. green-yellow, type II, three se-tenant with three imperforates at top of horizontal block of six, showing "9" millésime in interpanneau margin at right, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 106d, €1,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues5c. green-yellow, types III & II se-tenant in vertical pair with misplaced perforation, additionally two halves, all used on local envelope tied by roller datestamp "Paris/22 Nov 00/Exposition Universelle" and "R.F." flag; fine. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 106fvar. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues15c. four essays displaying designs with printed perforations, engraved on white wove paper in yellowish brown, carmine, green and blue; very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage IssuesPostal forgery, Chalon Issue, 15c. blue, type II, horizontal block of eight with interpanneau in between blocks of four, unmounted mint with tiny hinge to reinforce one stamp in its connection with the interpanneau; very fine and rare thus. Spink Maury €1,070+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage IssuesPostal forgery, Chalon Issue, 15c. blue, type II, used on envelope to Montigny les Arsures, neatly tied by Paris c.d.s. on March 4, 1891, backstamped in transit at Arbois; superb and rare. Signed B. Behr. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage Issues"Régents" Issue, 1c. to 5fr., complete set of 19 values, printed on thick paper and without gum as usual; very fine and scarce. Fournier certificate (1991). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage IssuesGranet reprints, 1c. dark green on green to 5fr., complete set of 27 values, including the very elusive 5 francs denomination, without gum as issued, including marginal examples; very fine. Fournier certificate (1991), the 20c. dark blue signed by Calves, the 5fr. is additionally accompanied by a Calves certificate (1991). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1876-1900 Type Sage IssuesBalance of the Collection on pages, 250 stamps, including type II 2c. red-brown vertical pair imperf. between stamp and margin, 5c. vertical pair with misplaced background, 5c. imperf. pair double impression, one inverted, 5c. type I and II se-tenant on cover, 10c. vertical pair imperforate and perforate se-tenant, etc., an interesting lot. For full scans of this lot please see our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 IssueCollective proof in black on card, including the dies of "Merson", showing value tablet in black, combined with "Mouchon", retouched "Mouchon", "Blanc", "Semeuse Lignée" and "Semeuse Camée" (2), with blank or black value tablets, with paper-check perforations at top; very rare and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. colour trial, vertical strip of three in orange and green on wove-paper sheetlet, numbered in ink; usual pin holes in margins, superb and very rare. Cert. B. Behr (1994), signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. colour trial, vertical strip of three in olive and rose on wove-paper sheetlet, numbered in ink; usual pin holes in margins, superb and very rare. Cert. B. Behr (1994), signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. to 5fr. and 1906 45c., essays in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, in marginal pairs with marginal "1900" (year) imprint ("1906" for the 45c.), which only occurred in margin close to one position in the pane of 25. , including the very rare 2fr.; some of the perforations missing after the multiples were trimmed with scissors from the pane; a very fine and most rare assembly. B. Behr certificate for the six pairs (1994, only illustrating the 5fr.). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view T...

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, corner block of four from the upper right; superb and scarce. Spink Maury 119, €1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. centre in blue misplaced vertically, corner block of six from the upper left of sheet, usual centring, unmounted mint with only one stamp hinged; superb. Spink Maury 119f, €835+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. misplaced perforation obliquely, pair cancelled by Paris c.d.s. Spink Maury 119i, unlisted used. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. perforated at base only, marginal example, unmounted mint, gum dulled by backing paper; very fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 119j, €375. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. perforate and imperforate se-tenant, unmounted mint; superb. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 119k, €800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson"1900 Issue40c. red and blue balance of the collection, nine mint and five on covers with various cancellations and frankings; mint examples including perforation varieties and shades etc., good to fine and ripe for expansion. Spink Maury 119. Images available on our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. to 2fr, the complete first "Merson" set, together with "Blanc" 1c. to 5c., and "Mouchon" 10c. to 30c., three complete sets on registered envelope locally carried in Paris, with transit and arrival on reverse, with the franking tied by "Paris/Rue Bourgogne" c.d.s.'s on the first day of issue for all adhesives, 4.12.1900. Stamps affixed to envelope of the Chamber of Deputies with corresponding embossing on reverse -the 15 values were put on sale in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies offices on the day of issue-; minor wrinkle in upper corners, not det...

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, top-right corner block of four; superb and scarce. Spink Maury 120, €1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. imperforate, marginal block of four, hinged at top, unmounted mint in other respects; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 120, €2,930+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. on yellowish GC paper, an impressive block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 120b, €2,040+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. centre missing, coloured plate flaw in the "5" of the denomination, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 120d, €600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced centre to lower left, unmounted mint; very fine. Signed J.F. Brun. Spink Maury 120e, €730. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation to lower left, corner pair with large portions of two adjoining stamps at base, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 120g, €1,700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation horizontally, complete pane of 25, unmounted mint with only four stamps hinged where some perforations have been reinforced; very fine and most rare. Spink Maury 120g, €19,950. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation obliquely as a result of paper fold, corner example from the bottom left of the sheet with marginal numbers, original gum; very fine and spectacular. Spink Maury 120h, €675+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation obliquely due to a paper fold, corner example from the lower right of the sheet, original gum; very fine and spectacular. Spink Maury 120h, €675+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation obliquely on yellowish GC paper, showing a refulgent grey-blue shade of the centre, a corner block of four from the lower right of the sheet, hinged at top, otherwise unmounted mint, very fine, rare and visually impressive. Spink Maury 120var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. misplaced perforation vertically in vertical block of 10 from the lower right of the sheet, resulting in two pairs imperforate between (unlisted in the Spink Maury catalogue), unmounted mint with only one stamp hinged at base where perforations have been reinforced; very fine, spectacular and exceedingly rare. Spink Maury 120+120g+120var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue50c. cinnamon and lavender, eleven mint, including a block of four, single with "GC" imprint, corner single with pre-perforating paper fold, used with imperf. single, single on registered cover, single with 15c. on V.D. cover, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 120. Full images available online.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, bottom-left corner block of four; superb and rare. Spink Maury 121. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. centre missing, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 121h, €615. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. pre-printing paper fold, corner-sheet example, original gum; very rare to find with such a prominent variety. Spink Maury 121k, €250+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. double impression of the centre, upper left part of the sheet including a complete pane of 25 and an additional block of ten, 35 units in total, with an additional impression of the centre in margin in top left corner, unmounted mint; very fine, rare and impressive. Spink Maury 121k, €27,125+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. misplaced perforation vertically, marginal pair, unmounted mint; small tone spot at top only visible on back. Spink Maury 121k, €670+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. pre-printing paper fold, right-margin sheet pair, unmounted mint; superb. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 121o, €770+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. misplaced perforation obliquely, two corner sheet examples from different positions in the plate, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 121l, €500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. pre-printing paper fold also causing a slightly misplaced perforation, vertical pair, hinged at top; faint natural crease at base which occurred before the application of the gum. Spink Maury 121o, €635. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. imperforate with "rebut" cancellation, marginal block of four showing large portions of eight neighbouring stamps, of which four above the interpanneau, with original gum; corner crease not affecting any of the four complete adhesives, very rare. Spink Maury 121var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. imperforate, marginal pair from the top of sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 121, €1,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. misplaced perforation horizontally, pair with pre-printing paper fold, original gum; very fine and exceedingly scarce combination of both varieties. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 121var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. part of the impression missing probably due to a paper fold, used; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 121var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. misplaced centre se-tenant to missing centre (as a result of paper fold), marginal block of four, unmounted mint; an extremely difficult variety to occur, spectacular. Spink Maury 121var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. large hair-line coloured flaw at lower left passing through most of the "Republique" inscription, original gum. Of visual impact and most rare. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 121var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. centre misplaced se-tenant to centre missing, very well centred block of four, original gum; extremely fine and most rare. Spink Maury 121var (the centre misplaced se-tenant to normal is quoted at €3,600+). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue1fr. lake and yellow-green, nineteen mint examples including single imperf. between stamp and margin, strip of three with "GC" imprint, block of four, used with misperforated vertical pair, single with pre-printing paper crease, etc., chiefly fine t. Spink Maury 121Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, top-right corner block of four; superb and exceedingly scarce. Spink Maury 122, €14,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr. in issued colour, "epreuve de luxe" of the block of four on a large "bristol" card (250x162mm), with paper-check perforation at right; superb and of exceptional rarity. P. Behr certificate (2001). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr. violet and yellow, unmounted mint, centred to right, fine, also three original gum examples, all quite well centred, fine. Spink Maury 122Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr marginal block of four, wonderfully centred, unmounted mint; superb. Roumet certificate (1980). Spink Maury 122, €10,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr imperforate, block of four, unused without gum; very fine. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 122, (€7,000+ for unmounted mint). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue2fr misplaced perforation obliquely, corner block of four from the bottom right of the sheet, hinged at top, unmounted mint at base, short perforation top-left corner; very fine and most scarce. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 122+122d, €13,800+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, top-right corner block of four; superb and scarce. Spink Maury 123, €1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. complete vertical row of five, with sheet and interpanneau margins at top and base, unmounted mint, superb. Spink Maury 123; €1,725+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. corner sheet block of six from upper left corner, dark shades, unmounted mint; fine and unusual. Spink Maury 123b; €2,700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. blue-black and buff, complete pane of 25 with sheet and interpanneau margins around, unmounted mint; superb and very rare. Spink Maury 123b; €11,250+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. misplaced centre to lower left, marginal pair from the left of the sheet, hinged at right; very fine and scarce. Spink Maury 123c; €1,150+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. misplaced perforation vertically, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 123f; €425. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. double perforation on three sides at base and variety affecting the two stamps in a vertical pair from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb and very scarce. Spink Maury 123g; €2,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. part of the impression missing as a result of a paper fold, corner-sheet example from top left, unmounted mint; diagonal crease, a very rare variety. Signed Calves and Maury. Spink Maury 123var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. blue and buff, seven mint singles, used blocks of six (2) and eight; good to fine. Spink Maury 123. Images available on our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue5fr. with 1926-27 3fr. & 10fr., "Orphelins" 5f.+1fr., on registered France-Madagascar-Reunion-Mauritius first-flight registered cover from Paris on 15.10.1929 addressed to a French captain in Mauritius, redirected to the addressee indicating "en mission" (on service), showing on reverse Mauritius, "La Reunion a Marseille N. 6" and Paris datestamp, as well as "Services Maritimes Postaux/Girardin R. Controleur" blue cachet., with "Non Reclamé" instructional marking on front; a rare and interesting usage. Spink Maury 123, 207, 240. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT o...

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, 2c. claret, 3c. orange-red, 4c. brown and 5c. green, Epreuve collective, pin holes at top and bottom and corner creases; superb and one of less than five items known.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c., lined Sower 10c., Ceres 10c., four Colonial designs and Austrian Italy 3s., all in red on large card; fine and rare. Behr Certificate (2018). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, complete sheet of 100 (2 panes of fifty), partial double paper variety at left, resulting in four impressions completely missing and eight with impression partially missing, fine and with the piece of paper containing the missing impressions; fine and spectacular variety. Spink Maury 108Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, clear double impression, Thiberville cancellation; fine. Signed Calves and with his Certificate (2000) "2em. piece vue a ce jour". Spink Maury 107Ah, €3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey type I, block of four from the upper right corner of the pane, variety two pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint, minor traces of staining in the margin at top; fine and rare. Roumet Certificate (2000). Spink Maury 107m, €700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, imperforate block of eight (4x2) with vertical interpanneau margin between, unused without gum; folded in the margin, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, horizontal pair from the upper left corner of the sheet with a spectacular pre perforating paper fold, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, horizontal strip of three from the upper right corner of the sheet with vertical perf. shift, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, block of six (2x3) from the foot of the sheet with vertical interpanneau margin and showing a fine off set on the reverse; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, block of six (2x3) from the lower left corner of the sheet with dramatic pre perforating paper fold affecting the lower left vertical pair; original gum, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, block of eight (4x2) from the top of the sheet, variety double perfs. affecting the first row; original gum, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type I, special printing surcharged "½", unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury €1.300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, types I and II se-tenant horizontal pair, unmounted mint; superb and very rare. Behr Certificate (1998). Spink Maury AIc, €5,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, type II, block of four with a striking pre-printing paper fold affecting the right hand vertical pair; original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 107. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc1c. grey, collection in a green album, nearly 900 stamps, including blocks, sheets, varieties with pre-printing and perforating paper folds, Millisimes, Coin dates, Annule, papers, covers and cards, etc., chiefly fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IA, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet with a fine offset on the reverse with complete impressions of the upper pair and partial impressions of the lower pair, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 108. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, imperforate, pair, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet and horizontal strip of five from the top of the sheet, the pair original gum, others unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 108. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a fine pre-perforating paper fold, unmounted mint; very fine and striking. Spink Maury 108. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, "GC" paper, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet, variety two pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint, fine and scarce. Spink Maury 108l, €1,800 (for mounted). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, horizontal strip of five, the third and fourth stamps with pre-printing paper creases (pli accordeon), large part original gum; fine. Spink Maury 108. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, block of six (3x2) from the left of the pane, the left hand vertical pair with defective impression, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 108Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, type IB, "GC" paper block of four from the top of the sheet with "GC" imprint, vertical interpanneau margin with "0" millésime, variety two pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint (hinged in the margin only and vertical crease in the margin; fine. Spink Maury 108l, €1,800 (mounted). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc2c. claret, collection in a green album, almost 500 stamps, including blocks, Millisimes, papers, Annule, varieties, covers with 1915 to Paris franked 2c. (5) with red Tresor et Postes cancellations, seven with Blesses Militaires vignettes, 1913 to Versailles with Circuit de Picardie cancellations and vignette, advertising cover, etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. red, type IB, imperforate from the right of the sheet, unused without gum; fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, from the left of the sheet and showing a fine pre-perforating paper fold, unmounted mint; hinged in the margin, fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, misperforated with design shifted to the right, original gum; striking. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, imperforate block of four from the right of the sheet, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. red, type IB, imperforate block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint; light gum bends, fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, imperforate block of four, double impression, unused without gum, from printers waste. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange red, type IB, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet, two pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint (hinged in the margin), fine and scarce. Spink Maury 109 var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a spectacular pre-perforating paper fold, original gum (paper hinge remainder), attractive. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, block of four with considerable perf. shift and showing four complete and two partial impressions, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. red, type IB, horizontal strip of five from the top of the sheet, misperforated at top resulting in all five being "short", unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, horizontal strip of five from the foot of the sheet with the lower horizontal row of perforations misplaced, part original gum; fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, a spectacular block containing two complete and seven partial impressions, with multiple pre-perforating paper creases, unmounted mint. A spectacular piece. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, type IB, block of six (2x3) from the lower right corner of the pane showing a fine offset of all six impressions on the reverse, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 109. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, special printing surcharged "½", large part original gum; fine. Spink Maury €850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. red-orange, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet overprinted "annule" misplaced to left and the right hand stamp additionally handstamped with violet "Z" in circle, unmounted mint; minor gum wrinkles, fine and rare. Spink Maury Cours d'instruction 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc3c. orange-red, fine collection on pages, almost 550 stamps, including many Millésime pairs, marginal mint blocks of four with coin datés, pairs and blocks used with clear distinct c.d.s's, "Annulé" and "specimen" overprints, strips, mint and used panes, imperforate singles, pairs and blocks of four, perforation varieties and some covers. Chiefly fine and an impressive comprehensive array of the 3c. Blanc issue. For a full set of images, please see our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc4c. pair, used with 2c. and Chamber of Commerce 10c. green on cover to Paris, oval "chambre/de commerce/d'amiens" cancellations; fine and rare. Spink Maury 110. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc4c. yellow-brown, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet showing a perf. shift affecting the upper row, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 110Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc4c. brown, vertical strip of four showing a striking misplacement of the right hand vertical perforations due to a pre-perforating paper fold; fine mint. Spink Maury 110Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc4c. brown, block of ten complete and seven partial impressions with hexagonal Rebut cancellations; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 110Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc4c. brown, collection in a brown album, over 400 stamps, including blocks, Millêsimes, pre-cancels, covers with 1907 15c. "reduite/0f.10" stationery envelope to Switzerland additionally franked Sower 10c. (2), Blanc 2c., 5c. and 4c. (2) affixed on red and on blue "guerre a l'alcohol" vignettes, etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. blue-green, type IA, imperforate vertical pair from the lower right corner of the sheet handstamped "specimen", unused without gum; fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, complete offset impression on reverse, also another with partial offset, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type IA, vertical strip of three from the left of the sheet, the centre stamp with impression almost completely omitted, unmounted mint, fine and a striking piece. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. blue green, type IA, double impression (slight), block of four, original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type II, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing an additional very faint impression at upper left, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, block of four from the top of the sheet with vertical interpanneau margin and Millésime "2", variety double perfs. affecting the top pair, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type IA, block of four from the top of the sheet with vertical interpanneau margin and Millésime "1", showing a sizeable downwards perf. shift affecting the upper pair, part original gum, paper hinge remainder in the margin. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. blue-green, type IA, horizontal strip of five, the lower row misperforated due to a pre-perforating paper crease, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type IA, vertical strip of five, the first with impression omitted, the second with partial impression, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type II, block of six (3x2), misperforated with two complete and six partial impressions, unused without gum; some small stains but fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, block of six (3x2) from the upper left corner of the sheet showing a sizeable perf. shift affecting the first row, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, block of ten (2x5) from the foot of the sheet with six affected by various pre-printing paper folds (Pli accordeon), unused without gum, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, block of twelve (6x2) with vertical interpanneau margin between rows five and six, Millésime "2" and showing double perfs. affecting the upper row, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type IA, double impression, block of four from the top of the pane with vertical interpanneau margin and Millésime "1", unmounted mint, handstamps on reverse, fine. Double impressions with Millésime are rare. J.F. Brun Certificate (2003). Spink Maury 111b, €2,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. blue-green, type IA, double impression, block of four from the top of the sheet with Millésime "6", unmounted mint, fine. Double impressions with Millésimes are rare. Signed Brun and with his Certificate (2003), Spink Maury 111Bc. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type IA, block of four from the top of the sheet with Millésime "2", variety two pairs imperforate and imperforate se-tenant, mint, hinged in the margin only, a couple of tiny patches of gum missing; fine. Spink Maury 111Bj, €1,070. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type I, booklet block of eight (4x2) and another pair attached at left, with hexagonal rebut cancellations, original gum, some split perfs., fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type IB, block of four from the left of the sheet, all with partial impression, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, type I, block of four with horizontal interpanneau margin, with a striking pre-perforating paper fold, unmounted mint, the third stamp with small stain; fine. Spink Maury 111. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, type I, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet with a prominent pre-perforating paper fold affecting the first stamp, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only, fine. Spink Maury 111 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. yellow-green, half sheet of fifty (2 panes of 25), unmounted mint; some wrinkles, mostly in the margins. Fine. Spink Maury 111Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, pre-obliterated in green, unused without gum, fine and extremely rare. Signed Calves and with his certificate (1998). Spink Maury Preobliteres 52f, €1,900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green (6), with 1900 Mouchon 10c. (7) on page of Savings Bank booklet with blue "SIENE" roller cancellations; some minor faults but very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type Blanc5c. green, Collection in green album, almost 550 stamps, including blocks, varieties with perf. shifts, pre-printing and perforating paper folds, cancellations, pre-cancels, Coin date blocks, Millisimes, etc., chiefly fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-24 Type BlancComprehensive mint collection on pages, over 150 stamps, all values from 1c. grey to 5c. green with Millésimes, blocks of four, types, papers and a variety of shades all written up and identified by the collector, a fine selection and perfect for expansion. For images of this lot please see our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. block of four with interpanneau in between with Millésime "2" and interpanneau margin at top, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 124, €900+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. misplaced perforation obliquely, vertical pair, hinged at top; very fine. Spink Maury 124e, €475. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. misplaced perforation obliquely, marginal strip of three, unmounted mint; one tear at right, otherwise fine. Spink Maury 124e, €945+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. perforated on three sides, marginal strip of four from the base of the sheet, original gum; few tone spots on reverse visible in one adhesive, fine. Spink Maury 124f, €1,060+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. misplaced perforation obliquely, impressive vertical pair from the lower right of the sheet, unmounted mint with suspicion of hinge rest at top mentioned for accuracy; very fine. Spink Maury 124f, €630+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. peforated on three sides at bottom of vertical marginal pair, unmounted at base, hinged at top; very fine. Spink Maury 124+124f, €467+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. misplaced perforation vertically, block of four, hinged at top only; superb. Spink Maury 124f, €800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. pre-printing paper crease at base of block of four, the variety unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 124+124h, €1,014+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. double impression of the figures, original gum; very fine and most rare. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 124var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. used to redirect a July 1904 letter from Geneva franked on dispatch by "Standing Helvetia" 25c., initially sent to St. Céré in France where the "Mouchon" was applied for onward transmission to San Sebastián in Spain, backstamped on arrival. A scarce combination franking. Spink Maury 124. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue10c. rose, balance of the collection on pages, 54 stamps including nine Millésime pairs, singles, pairs, blocks, perforation and printing errors and some used on cover. Chiefly fine. Spink Maury 124.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue15c. marginal vertical block of 20 (4x5), with interpanneau in between with Millésime "2, featuring misplaced perforations vertically resulting in: perforations on three sides in the top horizontal row, "piquage à cheval" in the second row, following the next showing double perforation, and partial perforation in the fourth row; superb, extremely rare and spectacular combination. Spink Maury 125+125f+125g+125i+125j, €3,360+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issue1902 "Retouché" Issue15c. vermillion, balance of the collection on pages, 64 stamps including ten Millésime pair, singles, pairs, strips and blocks. Also contains a few used on cover, some F.M. overprints and a few striking perforation and printing errors. Spink Maury 125.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue20c. marginal block of four, unmounted mint; very fine. Signed Jamet. Spink Maury 126, 1,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue20c. misplaced perforation obliquely, an astonishing marginal example; superb. Spink Maury 126g, €650+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue20c. misplaced perforation obliquely, corner sheet pair, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 126g, €1,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue25c. pair Millésime "2", unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 127, €1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue25c. horizontal block of six from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint with only one stamp hinged at top right; very fine. Spink Maury 127, €2,402+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue25c. misplaced perforation horizontally, marginal block of four additionally showing interpanneau margin at top, unmounted mint; tiny paper adherence mentioned for accuracy, very fine. Spink Maury 127c, €2,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue25c. misplaced perforation obliquely, featured in three stamps in vertical strip of four from the right of the sheet, interpanneau margin at top, unmounted mint; superb, impressive and rare. Spink Maury 127+127f, €4,060. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue25c. misplaced perforation obliquely, two spectacular corner-sheet examples, one with original gum, the other unused without gum; very fine. Spink Maury 127f. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue30c. a very fine example, unmounted mint. Spink Maury 128, €1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue30c. pair Millésime "2", unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 128, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue30c. misplaced perforation obliquely, spectacular example from the lower left corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Roumet certificate (1998). Spink Maury 128g, €1,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1902 "Retouché" Issue30c. misplaced perforation horizontally, original gum; small portion of gum missing on reverse, fine. Spink Maury 128, €900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issue1902 "Retouché" Issue20c., 25c. and 30c., balance of collection on pages, 37 stamps including a 20c. purple brown Millésime pair, a perforation error, a pair used on cover and five other singles. 25c. blue "impression recto-verso" single, two 25c. blue Millésime pairs, six other mint singles and a few used and finally seven 30c. violet mint singles. Generally very fine. Spink Maury 126-128Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1900 Issue40c. to 5fr. collective proof featuring the complete set of five values, in the adopted colours printed on large card endorsed "Dessin de M. Luc-Olivier Merson/Gravure de M. Thévenin/1900"; very fine. One of less than five items recorded, of which one exhibited at the Postal Museum of France, an extraordinary exhibition item of essential character in an advanced collection on this issue. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined BackgroundThe "Semeuse Lignee" design, without indication of value, with Blanc 5c., redrawn Mouchon 15c. and Serbia 1903 Mouchon 5p., all in rose; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. pale rose, Epreuve de Luxe, without figures of value; fine. Spink Maury 129. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose type II, from the lower right corner of the sheet with a curious pre-perforating paper fold, unmounted mint; hinged in the margin, fine. Spink Maury 129II. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose type II, from the upper left corner of the sheet and showing an interesting pre-perforating paper crease, unmounted mint; hinged in the margin only, fine. Spink Maury 129II. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose type II, Millésime "4" block of four from the top of the pane, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only, some wrinkles and tiny patches of gum missing; fine. Spink Maury 129II. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose type III, Millésime "6" block of four showing a fine offset of one complete and two partial designs on the reverse, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only, fine. Spink Maury 129III. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose type III, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a pre-printing paper crease affecting the second stamp; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 129III. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose, type III, block of six (3x3) from the foot of the pane and with interpanneau margin between rows two and three, variety perforated on one of three sides, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 129j, €958+ PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose, type I, tied by Paris/Des Batignolles first day cancellation of 6 May 1903 on small envelope to St. Brieuc, with arrival (7.5) on reverse; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. rose, overprinted "f.m.", imperforate from the lower right corner of the sheet; unused without gum. Fine. Signed Brun Spink Maury 4, €300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined BackgroundFranchise Militaire 10c. rose, overprinted "f.m.", block of four from the left of the sheet, the first stamp without stop after "m", large part original gum; fine. Spink Maury 4/4b. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined BackgroundFranchise Militaire 10c., block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet, one without stop after "m" mint, single on p.p.c. (La Patrie), three imperforate singles (unused, each signed Brun), fine. Spink Maury 4Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background10c. carmine, balance of the collection, eighty-five stamps, including imperforate pair, eight blocks of four, offsets, pre-perforating paper folds, postal stationery, etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, Epreuve de luxe without figures of value; fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, essay on yellow, unmounted mint from the top of the sheet; fine. Spink Maury 130I, €1,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green block of six (3x2) from the top of the sheet, three vertical pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 130IVt, €1,395+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type IV, vertical pair from the right of the sheet perforated and imperforate three sides se-tenant and with interpanneau margin between, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 130t, €465. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. bronze green, type VI, unmounted mint, superb and extremely rare. B. Behr Certificate (1992). Spink Maury 130, €7,000. Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, from the upper left corner of the sheet and showing a fine pre-printing paper crease, original gum; fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, imperforate horizontal pair from the top of the sheet, unmounted mint; minor gum wrinkles, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, horizontal pair with Millésime "8" at right, showing portions of both unprinted due to a foreign body on the plate; original gum with the left hand stamp remaining unmounted mint; fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 130Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet showing a fine pre-printing paper crease affecting the second stamp; original gum with three remaining unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green interpanneau margin block of four showing a fine misplaced offset of six partial impressions on the reverse; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing a curious pre-printing paper variety affecting the first stamp and showing the unprinted portion, perforated on four sides in the margin at upper left; unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. Spectacular. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet showing a fine pre-printing paper fold affecting the second stamp; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of eight (4x2) from the lower left corner of the sheet showing a fine pre-perforating paper crease affecting three stamps; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of twenty (5x4) with Millésime "2" at right, showing pre-perforating paper creases resulting in the entire block being misperforated; original gum with all but three remaining unmounted mint; fine and a spectacular block. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type IV, imperforate block of fifty, two panes of twenty-five (5x5), variety pre-printing paper fold resulting in twenty five impressions or part impressions on the reverse, unused without gum, hexagonal rebut cancellations (on front and reverse); one torn at top; fine, unique and a spectacular block. Spink Maury 130Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type IV, block of twenty (10x2) with vertical interpanneau margins in "grands magasins du louvre - paris" private 3f. booklet; fine and rare. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green type IV, block of thirty-five (5x7) on GC paper and with Millésime "8" showing seven missing and ten partial impressions, unmounted mint, some split perfs., fine. Spink Maury 130IV. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, type IV, block of fifty, two panes of twenty-five, with "GC" imprint and Millésime "6", pe-printing paper fold resulting in three impressions missing and four partial impressions, original gum with all but four remaining unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 130IVl, mSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c, green type IV, irregular block of eighteen with "GC" imprint, showing pre-printing paper fold resulting in seven impressions missing and seven partial impressions; unmounted mint, a few patches of gum missing; fine. Spink Maury 130l, mSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type IV, block of sixty, two panes of thirty (5x6) from the foot of the sheet with Millésime "7" and printing date, the lower two rows not printed for preparation of coils (roulettes); unmounted mint. A spectacular and superb variety. Spink Maury 130m, €6,500++Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type V, imperforate booklet pane of twenty with "GC" imprint at top; unmounted mint and superb. A tremendous rarity and one of the most significant items of this issue. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, type IV on GC paper, vertical pair from the upper left corner of the sheet, variety imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only; fine. Spink Maury 130u, €450. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green "GC" paper, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing a pre-perforating paper crease affecting three stamps, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, "GC" paper, block of four with Millésime "7", two pairs imperforate and perforate se-tenant, original gum; fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 130IVu. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green "GC" paper, block of ten (2x54) with interpanneau margin and Millésime "3", octagonal Rebut cancellations, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of ten (5x2) from the upper left corner of the sheet with "GC" imprint and Millésime "8" at right, three stamps with partial impressions; unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only, fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green, block of twelve (6x2) with "GC" imprint at top, interpanneau margin and Millésime "7" between the first and second rows, three stamps in the top row with partial impression, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only; wrinkles and one normal stamp at lower left defective. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c, green pane of twenty-five (5x5) with "GC" imprint, pre-perforating paper crease affecting the entire pane; three Versailles Congress cancellations, the remainder unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 130. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. pale grey-green, type IV, block of fifty, two panes of twenty-five (5x5) with Millésime "8" and "GC" imprint, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin, fine. Spink Maury 130Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green type IV, block of fifty (two panes of twenty-five) with "GC" imprint and Millésime "8", misperforated top lower right, original gum with all but three remaining unmounted mint fine. Spink Maury 130IVSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green overprinted "postes/paris/1921", part original gum; fine and rare. Spink Maury 29, €725. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. green overprinted "postes/paris/1920", "postes/paris/1921" and "postes/france/1922", unused without gum; good to fine. Spink Maury 26, 29, 35, €705. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined BackgroundFranchise Militaire 15c. green, four singles, eight Millésime pairs (one with overprint double), misperforated single and four imperforate singles; chiefly fine. Spink Maury 3, etc.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background15c. grey-green, balance of the collection on pages, various types, including blocks, panes, pre-perforating paper folds, misperfs., offsets, imperf. single and block of four, "GC" imprints, precancels with Postes Paris 1920 and 1921, hexagonal Rebut cancellations, Millésimes, etc., a fascinating lot and a delight for the specialist. Spink Maury 130Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, Epreuve de luxe without figures of value; fine. Spink Maury 131. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, imperforate from the lower right corner of the pane, unused without gum; fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 131. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, vertical pair from the top of the sheet perforated and imperforate se-tenant, unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only, fine. Spink Maury 131i, €1,650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, vertical pair from the upper-right corner of the sheet showing a spectacular pre-perforating and gumming paper fold, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 131j, €1,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, horizontal pair from the foor of the sheet with printing date, unmounted mint; deep fresh colour, fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 131, €400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet displaying a dramatic pre-perforating paper crease; original gum with the first stamp remaining unmounted mint. Fine. Spink Maury 131. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, vertical pair from the upper left corner of the sheet displaying a dramatic pre-perforating paper fold affecting both stamps; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 131. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, tied by Paris/Brest c.d.s. of 30 June 1903 to envelope; a couple of minor stains. Rare. Spink Maury 131. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background20c. purple-brown, eight singles, pair, Millésime pairs (4), block of four in a pale shade and imperforate single (unused, signed Brun); fine. Spink Maury 131,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, Epreuve de luxe without figures of value; fine. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, Millésime "3" horizontal pair, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, vertical pair perforated on three sides, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 132j, €1,420. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, horizontal strip of three from the upper left corner of the sheet, showing pli accordéon and pre perforating paper folds affecting all three stamps, unmounted mint; fine. P. Roumet Certificate (1998). Spink Maury 132n, €1,920++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with a clear offset on the reverse; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, vertical pair from the top of the sheet, imperforate and perforated on three sides se-tenant, unmounted mint; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 132, €1,650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, vertical pair from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a pre-perforating paper fold affecting both stamps, fine unmounted mint. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a spectacular pre-perforating paper fold, large part original gum, fine. P. Roumet Certificate (1998). Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, Millésime "3", "4" and "5" horizontal pairs, large part original gum; fine. Spink Maury 132, €1,850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing an additional row of horizontal perforations at the top, original gum with three remaining unmounted mint; fine and attractive. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, block of ten (5x2) from the upper left corner of the sheet with pre-perforating paper fold affecting the first stamp, original gum with seven remaining unmounted mint; the sixth stamp with small thin. Spectacular. P. Roumet Certificate (1996). Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, block of twenty (4x5) from the upper left corner of the sheet with a pre-perforating paper crease affecting seven stamps, original gum with all but two remaining unmounted mint, fine. A rare and attractive block. Spink Maury 132. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background25c. blue, nineteen singles, four pairs (3 Millésime) and two blocks of four, offsets, misperf. and double perf. varieties, chiefly fine. Spink Maury 132Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, Epreuve de luxe without figures of value; fine. Spink Maury 133. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, Millésime "4" pair, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 133, €1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet showing a spectacular pre-perforating paper fold, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 133. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, vertical strip of three from the upper left corner of the sheet displaying a dramatic pre-perforating paper crease affecting all three stamps; original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 133. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, block of four, original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint, fresh and well centred. Spink Maury 133, €1,480+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, Millésime "3" block of four from the top of the sheet, unmounted mint, fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 133, €2,310. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

FranceSemeuse1903 Lined Background30c. lilac, twelve singles, three pairs (one Millésime) and block of four, including pre-perforating paper fold, misperfs. (and one used), etc., good to fine. Spink Maury 133Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. essay in issued colours with printed perforation on "bristol" card, bottom-left corner block of four; superb and rare. Spink Maury 143, €1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. imperforate, block of four from the left of the sheet with interpanneau margin at top, unmounted mint; one crease in upper margin, of no significance, superb. Spink Maury 143, €2,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. two blocks of four in prominently contrasting shades of the centre, blue and pale greyish-blue, one hinged at top, otherwise unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 143, €808+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. misplaced centre to lower right, an impressive vertical block of six from the lower left corner of the sheet, showing marginal date and register numbers as well as control perforations at base, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 143, €1,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. on GC paper, horizontal block of ten including the two first rows of the first pane at top left of the sheet, centre overinked at top right resembling a double impression; very fine and spectacular. Spink Maury 143a, €1,350+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. on GC paper, the lower right pane of 25 in the sheet, exhibiting "brisée" impression of the green colour in most of the positions, including the lower-right corner example in which the face is completely altered, unmounted mint except for two stamps; a very fine and astonishing variety. Spink Maury 143a+143var, €3,215+ (for the GC paper only). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. imperforate printed on both sides, unused without gum; some wrinkles, nevertheless a very rare variety. Spink Maury143d(var). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. centre missing, an extraordinary block of four, unmounted mint; one short perforation at base, otherwise very fine. Spink Maury 143h, €4,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. misplaced perforation horizontally, an impressive example from the upper left corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Signed Cérès. Spink Maury 143k, €340+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. misplaced perforation obliquely, exhibited in two adhesives at right in top right corner-sheet block of four, unmounted mint; few small tone spots mainly in margins. Rare and impressive. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 143+143m, €896+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. misplaced centre to the bottom, GC paper, pane of 25 from upper right side of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb and striking. Spink Maury 143f, €8,375+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue45c. deep green and blue, twenty-one mint, including two blocks of four (one centre misplaced), vertical strip of three partly perforated, ten used including imperf., covers, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 143Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. imperforate, marginal pair, original gum; surface rubbing at bottom of the right-hand adhesive. Spink Maury 144, €1,450. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. incomplete impression at top of marginal vertical pair, unmounted mint; very fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 144f, €475+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. misplaced perforation obliquely, being imperforate on two sides and part of a third one, used on 6.2.1922 registered cover to a French military address abroad, postal sector 219, uprated with "Semeuse Lignée" 15c., with arrival on reverse; peripheral wrinkles to envelope and one corner crease affecting the stamp, not detracting from this probably unique franking. Spink Maury 144f, (unlisted on cover). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. imperforate and perforated se-tenant vertical pair from the top of the sheet, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 144h, €1,850+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. misplaced perforation obliquely, top right corner-sheet example hinged o.g., and unmounted mint marginal block of four where the variety is featured at lower left; very fine. Spink Maury 144j, €425+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. misplaced perforations diagonally, marginal example showing date imprint at base, original gum; diagonal crease, and uncommon variety. Spink Maury 144j. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. pre-printing paper fold, vertical marginal pair showing extraordinary partial double impression, one in lower right corner of the design at top, the other more remarkably visible in "60" and the "Republic" inscription, just hinged at top; superb and very rare. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 144k+144var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. violet and blue, twenty-nine mint with pair overprinted Annule, block of four with pre-perforating paper crease, misperfs., three used with one on cover, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 144Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. violet, unicolour impression, very well centred, original gum; the only example so far recorded. Calves certificate (1996). Spink Maury 144var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. partial misplaced impression as a result of tear combined with a pre-printing paper fold, hinge-paper adherence to the original gum; a very fine and extraordinary variety. Spink Maury 144var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. Cours d'instruction, double overprint and triple overprint, the latter including one misplaced horizontally, original gum; very fine. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 32d, 42f, €610. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue60c. Cours d'instruction, triple overpint, of which one misplaced horizontally, together with 2fr. and "Semeuse Camée" 25c. pair and two singles (one defective) with "spécimen" overprint, on 23.8.1926 insured official cover front of the postal administration from Paris to Nice, weighing 480 grams for which 2fr.20c. were paid, additionally 1fr. registration fee and 40c. for the insured value. A stunning and, with all probability, unique franking. Spink Maury 32f, 34. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. "broken shield" variety at base of vertical pair on back of parcel form, cancelled at Strasbourg on 19.4.1927, accompanied by "Blanc" 5c.; reference piece illustrated on page 146 of the "Type Merson" handbook by Storch & Françon; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 145e, €475+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. centre missing, marginal pair from the right of sheet, plus interpanneau margin at base, hinged at top, otherwise unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 145g, €1,755+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. double impression of centre, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 145h, €825. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. double impression of centre, bottom sheet-margin block of four, showing marginal numbers and control perforations, just hinged at top; soiling spot in lower left stamp, barely detracting, otherwise superb and very rare. Spink Maury 145h, €2,650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. progressively misplaced perforation horizontally, marginal vertical strip of three, unmounted mint; natural paper crease, very fine. Spink Maury 145h, €1,425+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. double impression of centre, complete pane of 25 with sheet and interpanneau margins all around, unmounted mint; a superb and astonishing exhibition piece. Spink Maury 145h, €20,625+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. triple impression of centre, a very attractive example with sheet margin at base, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 145j, €1,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. triple impression of centre, block of 12 (3x4) with sheet margin at right, unmounted mint; couple of natural paper creases of no importance, very fine, of great visual impact and rarity. Spink Maury 145j, €15,600+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. imperforate and perforated se-tenant, horizontal block of ten from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; natural paper crease in two stamps, otherwise superb and very rare. Spink Maury 145m, €11,750++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. double perforation, vertical strip of three including the variety horizontally at the base of the adhesives, and also in several other places as shown in the llustration. unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 145n, €1,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. misplaced perforation vertically, marginal block of four; also with interpanneau margin at base, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 145n, €1,900+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. misplaced perforation obliquely, a spectacular vertical strip of three from the upper left corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb and very rare. Spink Maury 145o, €1,425+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. misplaced perforation obliquely, featured at base of vertical pair from the lower right of the sheet, the variety unmounted mint, hinge rest at top on the regular stamp; very fine. Spink Maury 145+145o, €630+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. part of the impression missing caused by a corner paper fold, vertical pair from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; two natural paper creases of no importance. Spink Maury 145var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. vertical block of six from the lower left corner of the sheet, showing imperforate block of four at four se-tenant with two stamps perforated on three sides, thus resulting in an unlisted variety in the Spink Maury catalogue, being extremely rare to find perforated stamps combined with imperforate at the base of the sheet, unmounted mint with gum slightly dulled by backing paper; superb, extremely rare and spectacular. Robineau certificate (2003). Spink Maury 145 (imperf.)+145l, €6,050 (for the varieties not being se-tenant). PhotoSubject to 20%...

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing marginal numbers and control perforation, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 145, €620+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. pane of 25 from the upper left corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 145, €3,875+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. horizontal pair used with "Semeuse Camée" 25c. on "procès-verbal d'enregistrement des communications téléphoniques" form cancelled by Otterswiller octagonal datestamps (21.9.1925); a very fine and exceedingly scarce usage. Spink Maury 145. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1906-20 Issue2fr. orange and blue-green, twenty-five mint, including two blocks of four, pair with centre misplaced, single with pre-printing paper crease, used single on Air Mail cover cover to England, pair with 5f., 1f. 25 and 25c. on Ile de France cover to California, 2f. with 5f. (2), 1f. and 1f. 50 on Express cover to New York, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 145Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues+ 5c. on 10c. pre-printing paper fold resulting in part of the design printed on the back of the paper at top left of corner block of four; very rare and fine. Spink Maury 146var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues+ 5c. on 10c. misplaced perforation in horizontal block of ten with interpanneau margin at top and centre, the latter with "6" Millésime; the error occurred horizontally so that the upper horizontal row is imperforate at base, the lower row being imperforate at top and part of two sides; the two adhesives at left have been rejoined as a pair to the block, horizontal crease along where the perforation starts to be missing at top, impressive and very rare. Spink Maury 146var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condit...

France1914 Red Cross Issues+ 5c. on 10c. misscut booklet; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 1var, €2,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c. horizontal smear of the surcharge, clearly exhibited in sixteen examples in a part sheet of 50, including two complete panes, with sheet and interpanneau margins on three sides; very fine and most unusual. Spink Maury 147var (€5,000+ for the regular surcharges). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c. double surcharge; fine and very rare. Spink Maury 147var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c. inverted surcharge, two examples, of which one showing sheet margin at base and the surcharge additionally misplaced horizontally; fine and very rare. Spink Maury 147var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c. double inverted surcharge; tiny corner crease in one perforation, fine and very rare. Spink Maury 147var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c. surcharge missing, only exhibiting the "c" and small part of the "5", se-tenant to regularly surcharged values in a horizontal block of six with interpanneau margin at base, only one adhesive in centre at top with hinge rest; fine and probably unique. Spink Maury 147var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1914 Red Cross Issues10c. + 5c., balance of both issues, including (Sept.) 10c. + 5c. with pre-perforating paper fold, block of fifty (2 panes of 25), single on cover with Red Cross vignette (3 different covers), etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 146, 147Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1914-19 Unissued Surcharges"+25/Orphelins p. t. t." in black on perforated 50c., essay of surcharge affixed to piece of paper (138x102mm) with "Orphelins 13" in pencil at top; very fine and rare. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1914-19 Unissued Surcharges"pro patria/+25" in carmine on perforated 50c., essay of surcharge affixed to piece of paper (138x104mm); very fine and rare. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1914-19 Unissued Surcharges"Orphelins p. t.t./+50" in blue on perforated 1fr., essay of surcharge affixed to piece of paper (138x104mm), pencilled "Orphelins 15" at top; perforations trimmed, as occasionally encountered, at right, rare. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1914-19 Unissued Surcharges"+50/pro patria" in blue on perforated 1fr., essay of surcharge affixed to piece of paper (138x104mm); some perforations trimmed by scissors, as occasionally found, at top and right, rare. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-192c. + 3c. to 5f. + 5f., the complete set in blocks of four, combining two hinged examples at top with two unmounted at base, centrings vary, but mainly are good; crease affecting three examples of the 15c. + 10c., as well as tiny tear at base clear of the design in one of the stamps and three ink spots caused during the printing process, each in one stamp of the highest denomination, otherwise fine and very rare. Spink Maury, €24,260+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-192c. + 3c. misplaced perforation obliquely, caused during the perforation process when part of the sheet was accidentally torn, in this instance being represented in a rejoined block of four from the left of the sheet and top of a pane; an exceptional variety to occur in French philately. Spink Maury 148var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-195c. + 5c. misplaced perforation obliquely as a result of a paper fold in upper left corner of a marginal block of four, cancelled by 1938 c.d.s. of Daoulas; fine and rare. Spink Maury 149var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-1925c. + 15c. unmounted mint block of four from the bottom left corner of the sheet, well centred; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 151, €920+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-1935c. + 25c. misplaced perforation as a result of a paper fold; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 152var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-1950c. + 50c. in an unmounted mint horizontal block of six from the lower right of the sheet with part of the margin missing in the corner, slightly centred to top; horizontal crease impinging on the lower row, otherwise very fine and most unusual. Spink Maury 153, €5,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-1950c. + 50c. unmounted mint with interpanneau margin at base, well centred for this stamp; very fine. Spink Maury 153. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-191f. + 1f. marginal horizontal block of six, interpanneau margin at base, well centred for this stamp, only one adhesive with hinge, otherwise unmounted mint; very fine and visually impressive. Spink Maury 154, €8,525+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-191f. + 1f., very well centred, used as single franking on 1921 registered envelope from Lyon to Mouthe, lightly tied by c.d.s. on dispatch, with Besançon and arrival postmarks on back; fine. Spink Maury 154, €875Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-195f. + 5f. unmounted mint pair from the lower corner of the sheet, plate number at base, outstandingly well centred; superb and rare. Certificate Calves 1981. Spink Maury 155, €13,750+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-195f. + 5f. mint single example, well centred within quite balanced margins; fresh and very fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 155, €2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1917-195f. + 5f., excellent centring, used as single franking on April 7, 1921 registered envelope from Lyon to Mouthe, lightly tied by c.d.s. on dispatch, repeated alonsgide, backstamped at Besançon and Mouthe; very fine. Spink Maury 155, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1922+ 1c. on 2c. + 3c. to + 1f. on 5f. + 5f., complete set of eight values with "spécimen" overprints in blue and red, original gum, the two highest denominations unmounted mint; very fine and exceedingly rare. Calves certificate (1995). Spink Maury 162-69var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1922+ 5c. on 25c.+ 15c. vertically misplaced perforation, horizontal block of six from the right of the sheet, unmounted mint; very fine and rare multiple. Spink Maury 165c, €990+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1922+ 5c. on 35c. + 25c. misplaced surcharge which is partly missing at base, sheet margin at left, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 166d, €515+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues+ 10c. on 50c. + 50c., partial double surcharge; wrinkles caused by the gum and small portion of gum missing, an extremely rare variety which was described by Calves in his certificate as the "première pièce vu a ce jour". Calves certificate (1994). Spink Maury 167var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues+ 10c. on 50c. + 50c., partial double surcharge se-tenant to the regular stamp, which only shows a trace of one of the bars of the surcharge, sheet and interpanneau margins at right and top, unmounted mint. A probably unique variety. Spink Maury 167var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1922+ 25c. on 1f. + 1f. pre-printing paper fold, featured in three stamps in a block of four, unmounted mint at base, hinged at top; a very fine and spectacular piece. Spink Maury 168e, €1,029+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1922+ 25c. on 1f. + 1f. carmine and orange instead of carmine, an extraordinary error of colour, being stated to be the only item recorded by Calves in his certificate, centred to lower left, unmounted mint; fresh and fine. Of great visual impact and desirability, it represents an outstanding and significant variety of the 20th century, which has not been so far recorded in catalogues. Calves certificate 1998. Spink Maury 168var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1926-271fr. + 25c. misplaced centre, two mint examples, one unmounted with photocopy of 1990 Calves certificate, with slight vertical crease at left and minute tone spot, the other very fine. Spink Maury 231a, €2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" Issues1926-275f. + 1f. block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet, showing plate number at base and centre slightly shifted to the right, unmounted mint; very fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 232, €1,240. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1917-27 "Orphans" IssuesBalance of the Collection on pages, 125 stamps, including 1917-19 25c. + 15c., 50c. + 50c. with 5c. + 5c. (pair) on cover, 1f. + 1f., 1922 +10c. on 50c. + 50c. surcharge double (2), +25c. on 1f. + 1f. (5 mint singles, single on cover with other values), set on cover, 1926-27 1f. + 25c. centre misplaced (2), 5f. + 1f. (5, one with centre misplaced), etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1918 "Nurse" Issue15c.+ 5c. lower left corner block of four, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 156, €1,240+.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1918 "Nurse" Issue15c.+ 5c. in an impressive block of 15, sheet margins at left and right, interpanneau at base, unmounted mint; very fine and unusual. Spink Maury 156, €4,650+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1918 "Nurse" Issue15c.+ 5c. showing "anneau lune" (moon ring) variety in the red cross, mint; fine and rare. Spink Maury 156var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1918 "Nurse" Issue15c.+ 5c. oblique perforation as a result of a paper fold, pair including one stamp featuring the variety, mint; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 156var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1918 "Nurse" Issue15c. + 5c. block of four and two singles mint, two singles on separate covers, also an advertising leaflet for the issue. Spink Maury 156l.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. to 30c. collective proof including the complete set of five values in the adopted colours and printed on large card, endorsed "Dessin et Gravure/DE M. MOUCHON/1900"; very fine. One of less than five items recorded, one of the key items of this issue. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type I, figures missing at left of impressive pair from the upper left of the sheet, unmounted mint; very fine for this, one of the rarest varieties of this issue.. Signed Champion. Spink Maury 112+112h, €12,095+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type I, misplaced figures, marginal pair, one stamp hinged, otherwise unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 112e, €335+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type I, misplaced perforation, marginal strip of five, unmounted mint; natural paper creases and wrinkles which most probably caused the variety. Spink Maury 112j, €875+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type I, partial impression on reverse, vertical pair with sheet margin at right showing control perforations, unmounted mint; corner gum crease mentioned for accuracy, superb. Spink Maury 112var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, imperforate pair, very fresh pair, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 116, €1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, marginal vertical pair, hinged at top; very fine. Spink Maury 116e, €460+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, a spectacular example from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 116e, €300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, misplaced perforation horizontally as a result of a vertical fold, resulting in perforated stamps on three sides, vertical pair from the top right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; fine and impressive. Spink Maury 116f, €600+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, imperforate and perforated se-tenant gutter block of four, sheet margin at top, Millésime "0" in between, original gum; very fine and fresh, rare. Spink Maury 116g, €1,120+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, pre-printing paper fold, partly resulting in a tear at left of marginal pair from the base of sheet with "croix de repère, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 116+116h, €490+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, an outstanding horizontal block of eight featuring weaker impression in upper row, sheet margin at top and interpanneau with "1" Millésime in between, unmounted mint; superb, a very rare variety. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 116var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. type II, ten examples applied on 25 August 1902 "Bulletin d'Épargne" form, tied by "Seine." roulette obliterator in blue with "Diron de la Seine/Caisse d'Ép.Ple." c.d.s. alongside; very rare and of visual impact. Spink Maury116. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues10c. rouge-rose Types I and II, balance of mint collection on leaves, over 70 stamps including singles, several pairs, blocks of four, four Millésime pairs, an imperforate single and several dramatic perforation shift singles, pairs and strips. Chiefly fine. Spink Maury 112-116.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. imperforate, horizontal pair, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 117, €530. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. overinked figures in four adhesives at top of horizontal block of ten, one of the stamps with the variety unmounted, otherwise with hinge remainders; very fine. Spink Maury 117+117e, €472+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. misplaced perforation at top of horizontal block of six from the top of the sheet, interpanneau with Millésime "1" at right, unmonuted mint, with only one stamp hinged at lower left; superb. Spink Maury 117+117h, €409+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. misplaced perforation horizontally, an impressive large block of 50 (10x5), showing interpanneau margin in centre with millésime "1", unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 117h, €5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. double perforation, featured in four adhesives of block of four from the top of the sheet, interpanneau with Millésime "2" in between, unmounted mint; superb and very rare thus. Spink Maury 117i, €720+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. misplaced perforation obliquely, marginal block of four, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 117j, €640. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. misplaced perforation obliquely in three positions of corner-sheet block of four, hinged at top, otherwise unmounted mint; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 117+117j, €699+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. imperforate and perforated se-tenant in marginal block of four, very lightly hinged; superb. Spink Maury 117l, €1,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. pre-printing paper creases causing altered impressions in three stamps, being clearly broken in centre, at left of block of nine (3x3) from the lower left corner of the sheet, unmounted mint with only two stamps hinged; very fine and most rare thus. Spink Maury 117+117m, €637+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. pre-printing paper fold, as single franking on two covers from Le Bourg d'Oissans and Grenoble to Huez, both backstamped at Le Bourg d'Oissans; fine and interesting duo. Spink Maury 117m. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. impression recto-verso, being partial on reverse, vertical strip of five, unused without gum; very fine. Spink Maury 117var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. partial impression caused by pre-printing paper fold at top left of corner-sheet block of four, unmounted mint; thin spot at bottom right not affecting the variety, otherwise very fine and rare. Spink Maury 117+117var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues15c. orange, balance of collection on leaves including singles, pairs, blocks and panes. Also contains ten Millésime pairs, perforation and printing errors and varieties, imperf. pairs etc. A lovely lot. Spink Maury 117.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1901-03 "Franchise Militaire" Issue 15c. orange, overprints essay, showing the adopted type in the fourth position of a horizontal strip of five including five different types, without gum; superb and rare. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1901-03 "Franchise Militaire" Issue 15c. orange, pair Millésime "1", unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 1. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1901-03 "Franchise Militaire" Issue 15c. orange, block of four with interpanneau margin at top and in between with Millésime "1", unmounted mint; separated perforations vertically between two adhesives and the interpanneau at left, fine and rare. Spink Maury 235. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues1901-03 "Franchise Militaire" Issue 15c. orange, double overprint, pair Millésime "0", unmounted mint, hinged only in interpanneau; superb and rare. Spink Maury 1var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. misplaced perforation obliquely, an astonishing vertical block of six from the bottom right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 113+113e, €1,700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. misplaced figures, pair with original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 113h, €420+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. two complete panes of 25, showing the stamp in top right corner with blank value tablet and printing of the denomination in margin adjacent, only four stamps hinged, including the variety, unmounted mint in other respects, Millésime in interpanneau. Spectacular and exceedingly rare combination; the blank value tablet is a great rarity, of even much greater significance is the fact that the denomination is printed in margin adjacent, being an extremely rare occurrence, making this piece one of the greatest gems of this issue.. Spink Maury 113+113j, €23,925+ (...

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. upper right corner-sheet pair with partial impression at top right which is completed on the reverse as a result of a paper fold, unmounted mint; horizontal crease, otherwise fine and very scarce. Spink Maury 113var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. misplaced perforation obliquely, marginal example, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 113l, €300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. purple-brown, block of fifty (two panes of 25) from the foot of the sheet with Millésime "0", unmounted mint, some minor bends, centring much above average and includes a block of fifteen in the left hand pane perfectly centred. A gem. Spink Maury 113, €10,000++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues20c. Purple-brown, balance of mint collection on leaves including eleven singles, a Millésime pair, three blocks of four (one used) and a couple of striking perforation errors. Spink Maury 113.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type I, horizontal strip of five, three stamps unmounted mint, hinge rests in other respects, one small tone spots in two stamps, otherwise very fine. Spink Maury 114, €1,470+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type I, impression recto-verso, being oblique on back, block of nine (3x3) with interpanneau margins on two sides, original gum; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 114c, €2,340+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type I, imperforate and perforated se-tenant, block of four with sheet margin at top, original gum; very fine. Spink Maury 114m, €2,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type II, misplaced perforation horizontally, block of four with interpanneau in between, hinged at top, otherwise unmounted mint; superb. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 118h, €2,030+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type II, misplaced perforation obliquely, vertical pair from the top left of the sheet, hinged at top, unmounted at base; superb and rare. Roumet certificate (1998, erroneously catalogued as type I). Spink Maury 118i, €870+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type II,partial impression at left with rest being printed on the reverse, at left of pair from the top left margin of the sheet, unmounted mint; couple of traces of the original gum on front, very fine and rare. Spink Maury 118var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. type II, pre-printing paper fold at left of marginal block of four, interpanneau at top, unmounted mint with paper reinforcement "raccord" on reverse, during the printing process, in order to close the tear caused by the paper fold; superb and extremely rare combination of varieties, both unlisted in the Spink Maury. Roumet certificate (1993). Spink Maury 118+118var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues25c. blue and 30c. violet, balance of the collection on leaves containing many singles, pairs, blocks of four, Millésime pairs and some fine printing and perforation errors. Spink Maury 114-115.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues30c. misplaced figures horizontally, pair with original gum, very fine. Spink Maury 115d, €600+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues30c. misplaced perforation obliquely, upper left corner-sheet example, unmounted mint; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 115g, (unlisted in never hinged condition). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues30c. misplaced perforation obliquely, featured in the two examples at lower right in vertical block of six with sheet margin at right, original gum; very fine and rare. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 115+115g, €1,660+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-02 "Mouchon" Issues30c. partial impression caused by paper fold, the missing part printed on reverse, block of four from the upper left of the sheet, hinged at top, unmounted mint at base; very fine, impressive and most scarce. Spink Maury 115+115var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, surcharge inverted, block of four from the foot of the sheet with "GC", date and machine number imprint at foot, unmounted mint, superb. and rare. Spink Maury 157m. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, surcharge inverted, block of four with vertical interpanneau margin and Millésime "9", unmounted mint, superb and rare. Only six Millésime pairs possible. Spink Maury 157m. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, block of four types IA and IB, surcharge inverted, block of four from the lower left corner of the pane, unmounted mint, superb and rare. Spink Maury 157n. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, surcharge inverted, block of thirty (6x5) with vertical interpanneau margin and Millésime "9" between the fifth and sixth rows, pre surcharging paper fold resulting in six examples without surcharge and two only traces of the surcharge and surcharge on the reverse. A superb and unique block extraordinarily combining two varieties, making a spectacular showpiece of the highest calibre of rarity in this issue; one of the greatest gems of the post-classic France. Spink Maury 157m. PhotoThis is the lowest denomination in French philate...

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, surcharge inverted, used with normal ½c. on 1c., Merson 45c. and 1922 Orphans +1c. on 2c. + 3c. pair on cover from St. Giles Gard dated 27 Sept. 1928; fine. The only recorded cover bearing the variety. Behr Certificate (2012). Spink Maury 157m. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, block of fifty (two panes of twenty-five 5x5) from the top of the sheet with "GC" imprint and Millésime "9", the left hand pane with eight completely and four partly missing the surcharge due to a pre surcharging paper fold, three with surcharge on reverse, original gum with most remaining unmounted mint, some split and creased perforations, in no way detracting from this spectacular and great rarity, one of the greatest gems of post-classic France. Spink Maury 157. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information p...

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet with vertical interpanneau margin, surcharge misplaced to foot reading "centime/½" and with "centime" in the margin, unmounted mint, signed Calves. Spink Maury 157. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, surcharge misplaced, the first reading "½" only, the second reading "centime/½", unmounted mint, fine. Signed Calves and with J. Robineau Certificate (2003).Roumet Spink Maury 157. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. grey, block of six (3x2) from the foot of the sheet with "GC" imprint and vertical interpanneau margin between the second and third rows, surcharge misplaced to left reading "½/ntime ce", unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 157Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged"GC" Paper½c. on 1c. tied to "Bulletin Paroissial" of March 1924, fine and paying the local printed matter rate. Spink Maury 157ISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc SurchargedWhite Paper½c. on 1c. grey, horizontal strip of three from the lower left corner of the sheet showing a fine double offset of the surcharge on the reverse; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 157IISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc SurchargedWhite Paper½c. on 1c. grey, type II, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet, surcharge misplaced to right, unmounted mint, gum wrinkles, fine. Spink Maury 157IISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc SurchargedWhite Paper½c. on 1c. grey, pane of fifty (5x10) with surcharge misplaced to right, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 157IISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc SurchargedWhite Paper½c. on 1c. grey, used on Newspaper wrapper (affixed overlapping edge), endorsed Refusé and marked "retour/a l'envoyeur/3074"; fine. Spink Maury 157IISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc SurchargedWhite Paper½c. on 1c. grey, tied to "Bulletin Paroissial" of February 1933, fine and paying the local printed matter rate. Spink Maury 157IISubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1919-22 Type Blanc Surcharged½c. on 1c. grey, Collection on pages, over 400 stamps, including block of ten on cover to Wittenheim, strips and blocks of four, six, eight etc., Millésime pairs some with "GC", mint and used panes of fifty, myriad other singles, pairs, varieties, shades and types. a chiefly fine and comprehensive collection of great interest to all Blanc collectors, for a definitive list of images from this collection please see our website.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress1fr. unmounted mint, ideally well centred; superb. Spink Maury 182, €1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress1fr. strip of three, hinge rest just in centre, the other two unmounted; very fine. Spink Maury 182, €2,550+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress1fr. with interpanneau margin at top, on 24 June registered cover to Paris with matching "exposition philatelique/bordeaux" c.d.s., repeated at left, with registration label showing two-line handstamp of the "Foire de Bordeaux" with corresponding c.d.s. adjacent, arrival on reverse; very fine. Signed Baudot and Calves. Spink Maury 182, €1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur10c. green, 30c. red and 50c. blue, Collective Proof; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur10c. green, 30c. red and 50c. blue, each without value but with value printed in brown below, Collective proof; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur10c. green, 30c. red and 50c. blue, Collective Proof with the 10c. and 50c. inverted; fine and unique. Behr Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur10c. green, partial impression in vertical pair with normal; fine unmounted mint. Spink Maury 170m, €1,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur10c. green, partial impression, in vertical strip of three with two normal; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 170m, €1,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur20c. green, vertical strip of three displaying an official paper repair using pink paper; unused, fine. Spink Maury 172. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur20c. green, vertical strip of five from the upper left corner of the sheet with a red paper official repair between the third and fourth rows, with 1922 Orphans + 2½c. on 5c. + 5c. on Strasbourg local cover. A striking variety. Spink Maury 172. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur20c. green, Coin date block of ten (5x2) from the lower right corner of the sheet with five impressions affected by a foreign body on the printing plate; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 172. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur30c. green and 45c. red, pre-cancelled Coin date blocks of four, unmounted mint (45c.) or original gum (30c.); fine. Spink Maury 49, 50, €384+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur50c. blue, type II (roulette), two examples with Sower 25c. on Valeur Declaree cover from Paris to Cannes; fine. Spink Maury 176II. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur90c. red, vertical pair with striking pre-printing crease (pli accordeon), unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 178, €420+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur90c. red, vertical strip of three from the foot of the sheet showing an official paper repair affecting all stamps, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 178. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 Pasteur1f. 50 blue, block of nine (3x3) from the right of the sheet, showing a pre-printing paper fold (pli accordeon) affecting five stamps; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 181l, €1,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1923-26 PasteurCollection in green album, over 400 stamps, including 10c. impression missing, 15c. precancel Coun date block, 20c. pre-printing paper crease, 50c. precancel (2), 90c. with pre-printing paper folds, 1f. blocks of four (2) and eight, 1f. 25 block of four, strip of five, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 170-181Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. to 50c. collective proof including the complete set, control perforation at right; very fine and scarce. Spink Maury €5,850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. Proof from the "Atelier de Timbres Poste" (111x123mm.) in issued colours with control perforations in top margin; tiny crease in one corner and some slight soiling at lower right, of no importance for this, the only example of this proof in this form so far recorded. Spink Maury 183. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. block of five from the upper left corner of the sheet, misplaced perforations representing a spectacular variety featured in all stamps; very rare and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. shifted centre to lower left, two very fine examples, of which one hinged from the bottom left corner of the sheet, the other unmounted with sheet margin at base; very fine. Spink Maury 183b, €525+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. vertical half, used as 5c. together with 10c. pair to complete the 25c. tariff, on September 22, 1924 envelope from Toul to Etampes, backstamped on arrival; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 183Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. green and yellow-green, 25c. deep and dull carmine, 30c. red and black, 50c. ultramarine and blue, the set of four, each in a complete sheet of twenty-five, unmounted mint, some split perfs. or tiny faults in the margins; fine. Spink Maury 183-186, €3,875+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games10c. to 50c., the complete set, together with Semeuse 35c., used to pay the external registration fee on registered commercial envelope from Mulhouse (17.7.24) to Munich; very fine and unusual. Spink Maury 183-186. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. Proof from the "Atelier de Timbres Poste" (111x125mm.), in issued colours with control perforations in left margin; slight tiny wrinkle in one corner as usually encountered in proofs of this size, the only example of this proof in this form so far recorded.. Spink Maury 184. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. blue and red, Colour die proof with inked blue surround made up of the same colours; very fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. horizontally misplaced perforation, block of four additionally showing major perforation flaw at top left caused by paper fold; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 184g, €1,700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. vertical strip of four, perforation missing at left of the adhesive at base as a result of a paper fold during the perforation process; couple of vertical creases not detracting. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. misplaced centre to upper right, a magnificent pair from the right of the sheet. Spink Maury 184a, €650+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games25c. on untravelled "Musée du Louvre/La Victoire de Samotrace" picture postcard neatly tied by "colombes/15-7-24/village-olympique", repeated alongside; fine and scarce. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 184. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games30c. Proof from the "Atelier de Timbres Poste" (114x126mm.) in issued colours with control perforations in the left margin; Spink Maury 185, €1,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games50c. centre misplaced to lower left, a very fine block of four with hinge rest at top, unmounted at base; rare thus. Spink Maury 186, €1,840+.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic Games50c. Proof from the "Atelier de Timbres Poste" (111x125mm), in issued colour with control perforations in left margin; couple of tiny corner folds, mentioned for accuracy only, being mostly a common characteristic in proofs of this size, the only example of this proof in this form so far recorded, -it has to be considered that neither this nor the more common epreuves de luxe are listed in the Spink Maury catalogue-. Spink Maury 186. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Paris Olympic GamesSelection on pages, thirty-two stamps, including 10c. on souvenir card, 10c. diagonal bisect on cover with two complete 10c., 25c. grossly misperf. pair, 25c. centre misplaced, 30c. on maximum card, 50c. centre misplaced used single and mint par, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 183-286Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Ronsard75c. Epreuve de luxe, fine. Spink Maury 209, €250Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924 Ronsard75c., block of twenty (4x5) from the lower left of the sheet, variety bluish background omitted completely on four stamps and partly omitted on a further five due to a pre-printing paper fold (blue printing on reverse), unmounted mint, hinged in the margins; fine and a most spectacular block. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 209, var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924-25 Decorative Modern ArtsEpreuve de luxe containing the six values and the unissued 45c., hinged and tiny tear in the margin at foot; rare. Spink Maury €2,250Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924-25 Decorative Modern Arts25c. "Potter" brown-lake and purple, the famous block of six (2x3) with purple wholly omitted on one and partly omitted on two, resulting in three without value, original gum with three remaining unmounted mint; fine. A delightful multiple featuring an exceptional variety of great visual impact. Spink Maury 212var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924-25 Decorative Modern Arts75c. La lumière, vertical pair from the top of the sheet, the top stamp imperforate on three sides, unmounted mint; fine and rare. Spink Maury 215b, €1,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924-25 Decorative Modern Arts75c. Architecture, imperforate essay in blue, ungummed; fine. As Spink Maury 215A, €500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1924-25 Decorative Modern ArtsCollection on pages, including 10c. La lumière corner block of four with pre-perforating paper fold, 25c. Architecture single with pre-perforating paper fold, 75c. Potter centre displaced, 75c. La lumière corner single with pre-perforating paper fold, covers and cards, etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 210-215Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1925 Paris Philatelic ExpositionMiniature sheet, unmounted mint and superb with hardly any of the wrinkling normally associated with this issue. Spink Maury BF1, €4,900Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1925 Paris Philatelic ExpositionMiniature sheet, unmounted mint; tiny wrinkles, fine. Spink Maury BF1, €4,900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1925 Paris Philatelic ExpositionMiniature sheet, unmounted mint; some bends and wrinkles. Spink Maury BF1, €4,900Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1925 Paris Philatelic ExpositionMiniature sheet with Exhibition cancellation in the margin at top, hinged in the margins, fine. Spink Maury BF1, €1,350,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1925 Paris Philatelic Exposition5f. red, single, block of four from the miniature sheet, mint (hinged in the margin) and another block used on cover registered to Marseilles with Exposition cancellations; fine. Spink Maury 216Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. violet and blue, perforated on three sides, marginal example, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 206d, €500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. violet and blue, perforated on three sides, corner-sheet pair from lower left, showing date, control perforation and number in margin, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 206d, €1,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. violet and blue, misplaced perforation vertically at top of block of four, hinged at top; very fine. Spink Maury 206+206f, €570+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. violet and blue, partial impression at left due to a paper fold, lower left corner-sheet pair, unmounted mint; very fine. Spink Maury 206var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. violet and blue, misplaced perforation obliquely at base of vertical pair from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing control perforation and number, as well as date at base, unmounted mint. Spink Maury 206var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. deep violet and blue, nine mint, including pair and corner single misperforated, single centre much misplaced, used singles (2), etc., chiefly fine. Spink Maury 206Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. marginal block of four from the left of the sheet, unmounted mint; natural paper crease mentioned for accuracy only and of no significance, superb. Spink Maury 207, €1,440+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. misplaced perforation obliquely, corner-sheet example, unmounted mint; superb. Spink Maury 207var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. pre-printing paper fold, marginal pair from the base of the sheet, unmounted mint; gum dulled by backing paper of no significance, very fine. Spink Maury 207var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. on 27.8.1928 registered envelope to Le Havre with "Transat Aérienne/Catapulte Ile de France/Aout 1929/Pilote Demergue" four-line handstamp, additionally franked with "Jean d'Arc" 50c., "Semeuse Lignée" 50c. and "Camée" 10c. & 40c., tied by "new-york au havre/a" octagonal datestamp, and corresponding cachet on registration label; very fine and scarce. Spink Maury 207. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. with "Pasteur" 1fr.50c. on 27.8.1928 envelope to Le Havre, tied by "new-york au havre/a" octagonal datestamps, showing "Transat Aérienne/Catapulte Ile de France/Aout 1929/Pilote Demergue" four-line handstamp, Paris transit and arrival on back, couple of minute tone spots, otherwise very fine. Spink Maury 207. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue10fr. green and red, two mint singles and pair from the upper right corner of the sheet, four used, 20fr. magenta and green, two mint singles (one from the corner of the sheet and two used; fine. Spink Maury 207-208.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue20fr. marginal block of four from the left of the sheet, very well centred, interpanneau at top, unmounted mint, superb. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 208, €2,400+.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue20fr. as single franking on express envelope dated 13.8.1928 on first "Ile de France" catapult flight, addressed to New York, tied by "new-york au havre/d" octagonal datestamps, showing at left the special six-line cachet of the "Ile-de-France" catapult flights, with signature of the pilot Demougeot adjacent, with different New York datestamps on reverse; rough opening at top, a very interesting and rare usage. Spink Maury 208. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. lilac and carmine, misplaced perforation obliquely featured at top of vertical pair from the upper left of the sheet, control perforation at top, unmounted mint; corner crease at base not affecting the variety. Signed A. Brun. Spink Maury 240+240f, €1,580+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. lilac and carmine, double impression of centre, unmounted mint; fine and scarce. Spink Maury 240a, €700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. lilac and carmine, perforated at base only, pair from the top left of the sheet, control perforation in margin, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 240c, €1,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. lilac and carmine, imperforate se-tenant to perforated vertical pair, sheet margin at top, unmounted mint; very fine and rare. Spink Maury 240d, €1,800+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1900-27 "Merson" Issues1925-27 Issue3fr. deep mauve and carmine, ten mint, including a vertical pair grossly misperforated, block of four from the foot of the sheet, used single and single on cover; chiefly fine. Spink Maury 240Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 75c. blue, block of ten (2x5) with vertical interpanneau margin, showing surcharge misplaced to right leaving the left hand vertical strip with bars omitted and the right hand strip with value over value; unmounted mint. A stunning block. Spink Maury 219c, g, €26,175. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 75c. , block of ten (2x5) from the upper left corner of the sheet, surcharge misplaced to left resulting in all being surcharged value over the original value; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 219, €2,350+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 85c. vermilion, horizontal pair from the lower left corner of the sheet, the second stamp with bars and "0" omitted; unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 221Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 85c. vermilion, block of four from the foot of the sheet with surcharge misplaced to foot; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 221Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 1f. 25 horizontal strip of three, surcharge misplaced to right, tied to Versailles local registered cover; fine. C. Marsanoux Certificate (2010). Spink Maury 222i.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 60c. violet, block of eight (2x4) from the upper left corner of the sheet, the fifth stamp with surcharge practically missing (traces remain), due to a pre-surcharging paper crease, unmounted mint, paper repair in the margin; fine. Spink Maury 223. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 60c. violet, block of fifty (10x5), three pairs at lower left surcharged and unsurcharged se-tenant; unmounted mint, split perfs. affecting the lower left pair and the vertical pair at lower left showing the surcharge inverted on the reverse; fine. A rare piece, Spink Maury 223f, €3,300Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 65c. carmine, horizontal strip of three from the left of the sheet, surcharge misplaced to top, original gum with two remaining unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 224h, €295+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 1f. 05 vermilion, Coin date block of ten (5x2) from the lower right corner of the sheet, surcharges misplaced and defective due to pre-surcharging paper creases; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 225Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 1f. 05 vermilion, horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet, the second stamp with surcharge largely omitted due to a pre-surcharging paper crease; unmounted mint, fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 225Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges50c. on 1f. 05 vermilion, block of four from the left of the sheet, defective surcharge, original gum with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury 225fSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges90c. on 1f. 05 vermilion, horizontal pair from the top of the sheet, surcharge misplaced to right, the right hand stamp with no bars, unmounted mint, fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 227dSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 Surcharges1f. 10 on 1f. 40 cerise, block of four with surcharge misplaced to lower right; unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 228Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1926-27 SurchargesBalance of the Collection on pages, over 500 stamps, including 25c. on 30c. blue uncut booklet sheet of six booklet panes of twenty with Pubs, 50c. on 75c. (25 mint), 50c. in 1f. 25 (26 mint), 55c. on 60c. (3 mint and another on wrapper), 1934-3780c. on 1f., etc., many minor varieties with misplaced surcharges, etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f. Epreuve de luxe, very fine and rare. Spink Maury €3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f., unmounted mint and well centred for this issue; fine. Spink Maury 1-2, €1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f. blocks of four, unmounted mint marginal blocks of four, well centred, fresh and fine. Rare. B. Behr Certificate (1994). Spink Maury 1-2, €4,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f. each in a complete sheet of twenty-five (5x5), unmounted mint, quite well centred for these; superb. P. Fournier certificates (1991). Spink Maury 1-2, €27,500++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. broken shield variety, used; fine. Spink Maury 1a, €1,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f. tied to souvenir envelope registered to Nancy, Exhibition cancellations and red two line cachet; fine. Spink Maury 1-2. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f. used with 1929-33 10f. and 20f. on Air Mail cover to New York via Friedrichshafen and Pernambuco, Paris Affranchisements cancellation, red framed German Air Mail cachet, fine. Spink Maury 1-2, etc. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Marseilles Air Exposition2f. and 5f., two sets, set in blocks of four from the left of the sheets, set on cover and another set on souvenir envelope; fine. Spink Maury1-2Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Strasbourg Philatelic ExhibitionThe miniature sheet, unmounted mint; fine. Spink Maury BF2, €3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Strasbourg Philatelic ExhibitionThe miniature sheet, unmounted mint and with Exhibition cancellation in the margin; fine. Spink Maury BF2, €1,950Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Strasbourg Philatelic Exhibition5f. and 10f. with label from the miniature sheet, used on p.p.c (Strasbourg) with Exhibition cancellations and another used on Exhibition souvenir envelope to Gironde. Spink Maury 242ASubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Strasbourg Philatelic Exhibition5f. blue and 10f. red with label from the miniature sheet, unmounted mint and another used on cover registered from Strasbourg to Bexiers, fine. Spink Maury 242A, €2,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, die proof on card (65x53mm.) without figures of value, signed by the designer A. Delzers; fine. Spink Maury 244. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, die proof without figures of value on thin paper (103x65mm.), signed by the designer A. Delzers; crease clear of the design. Fine. Spink Maury 244. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. and 1f. 50 die proofs, without figures of value on separate cards (approximately 60x43mm.) and pasted to another card (135x 76mm.), signed by the designer A. Delzers; fine. Spink Maury 244-245. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. and 1f. 50 Epreuves d'Atelier, each without figures of value, signed by Maurice Bokanowski, the Minister of the P.T.T. and Air Minister, with inscriptions dedicated to Parmely Herrick, the son of the United States Ambassador and dated 29-8-27; some faint creases not detracting from this unique and important pair of proofs, embodying not only philatelic, but historical significance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

10France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. and 1f. 50 Epreuve de luxe (without overlay), signed by the designer A. Delzers; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 die proof in deep brown, without figures of value on thin card (63x48mm.); fine. Spink Maury 245. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, die proof without figures of value, on paper (85x48mm.), signed by the designer A. Delzers; fine. Spink Maury 245. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, die proof without figures of value, on card (60x44mm.); fine. Spink Maury 245. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, figures of value at top, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 244a, €1,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, figures of value at top, unmounted mint from the left of the sheet; superb. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 244a, €2,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet being two vertical pairs imperforate and imperforate se-tenant, unmounted mint; tiny natural wrinkles mentioned for accuracy only, very fine. A fabulous positional piece. One of the great 20th century rarities of France. Only ten pairs recorded. Spink Maury 244b, €47,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red without figures of value, original gum; fine. Spink Maury 244f, €2,650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red without figures of value, used with Semeuse 10c. and 25c. (2) on envelope dated 8 June 1929, registered from Lyon, St. Jean; the variety with light horizontal crease at top and part of the address deleted. Fine and rare. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 244f, €2,300 off cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, without figures of value, used with Pasteur 30c. pair on envelope dated 16 June 1928, registered from Lyon, St. Jean to Paris, part of address excised and the envelope a little roughly opened; the variety with light horizontal crease; fine and rare. Behr Certificate (2003). Spink Maury 244f, €2,300 off cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet variety double vertical perfs., unmounted mint; minor natural wrinkles, fine. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 244Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion90c. red, diagonal bisect, with Blanc 5c. green on envelope used within Paris; the envelope slightly truncated at left. Spink Maury 244Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, imperforate horizontal pair from the upper right corner of the sheet, close at foot (designers name cut into), unmounted mint (hinged in the margin and a light bend affecting the first stamp. A rare positional piece. Spink Maury 245, €2,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, imperforate from the top of the sheet, tied by Paris R. Hippolyte Le Bas c.d.s. of 29 Sept. 1927 to local registered envlope; a trifle soiled. Fine and rare. Scheller Certificate (2009). Spink Maury 245, €850 off cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, imperforate on three sides, wavy line cancellation; fine. Spink Maury 245a, €950. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, vertical pair from the upper left corner of the sheet, imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint, fine and rare. Signed Roumet. Spink Maury 245b, €2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, vertical pair from the top of the sheet, imperforate and perforate se-tenant, unmounted mint (hinged in the margin only); fine. Signed Brun. Spink Maury 245b, €2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, without figures of value, fine mint. Rare. Spink Maury 245j, €1,900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, without figures of value, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint (hinged in the margin only). A superb positional block of this popular and striking variety. Signed Brun, Calves. Spink Maury 245j, €11,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, without figures of value, tied by Paris Ballu c.d.s. to local registered envelope dated 25 Sept. 1927, marked "inconnu" and "retour/a l'envoyeur"; fine and scarce. Scheller Certificate (2009). Spink Maury 245j, unpriced used. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927 Visit of American Legion1f. 50 blue, vertical pair from the lower right corner of the sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin due to a pre-perforating paper fold, unmounted mint; necessarily creased, fine. Spink Maury 245var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927-31 Caisse d'amortissment1927, 1928, 1929 and 1931 sets of three values in Coin date blocks of four, unmounted mint, fine. Spink Maury 246-251, 253-255, 275-277, €6,445+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927-31 Caisse d'amortissment19271f. 50 + 50c. red-orange, vertical strip of four, the first without surcharge, original gum; fine. A unique variety. Brun (1977) and Roumet (1979) Certificates. Spink Maury 248a, €14,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

France1927-31 Caisse d'amortissment1928 Workers1f. 50 + 8f. 50 blue, Epreuve de luxe; f