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Zanzibar (French Post Office) 1897 (4 Sept) registered, slightly larger cover to Metz franked at 7½a. double rate with registration with 2a. on 20c., 2 ½a. on 25c. and 3a. on 30c. tied double ring cds, red framed ‘R’ handstamp, La Reunion A Marseille LV. No.3 octagonal maritime cancel, Metz arrival backstamp. The backflap is missing but still desirable as the latest recorded use of the red ‘R’.

Zanzibar

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Zanzibar / French Maritime

(French Post Office) 1897 (4 Sept) registered, slightly larger cover to Metz franked at 7½a. double rate with registration with 2a. on 20c., 2 ½a. on 25c. and 3a. on 30c. tied double ring cds, red framed ‘R’ handstamp, La Reunion A Marseille LV. No.3 octagonal maritime cancel, Metz arrival backstamp. The backflap is missing but still desirable as the latest recorded use of the red ‘R’.

£425

Zanzibar (French Post Office) 1898 (15 Juil) registered cover to Uzel pres L’oust, France bearing single franking 5 annas on 50c. rose tied double-ring cds with another strike below, framed ‘R’ handstamp, Modane A Paris tpo. Reverse with Aden transit and arrival cds. Light vertical filing crease.Zanzibar (French Post Office) 1898 (15 Juil) registered cover to Uzel pres L’oust, France bearing single franking 5 annas on 50c. rose tied double-ring cds with another strike below, framed ‘R’ handstamp, Modane A Paris tpo. Reverse with Aden transit and arrival cds. Light vertical filing crease.

Zanzibar

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Zanzibar

(French Post Office) 1898 (15 Juil) registered cover to Uzel pres L’oust, France bearing single franking 5 annas on 50c. rose tied double-ring cds with another strike below, framed ‘R’ handstamp, Modane A Paris tpo. Reverse with Aden transit and arrival cds. Light vertical filing crease.

£75

Zanzibar (French Post Office) 1899 (29 Juil) cover to Mooldava, Madagascar franked on reverse with 2 ½a. on 25c. tied unclear cds, a good strike on front, octagonal Marseille A La Reunion LU No.3 date stamp, Majunga Madagascar cds to left.Zanzibar (French Post Office) 1899 (29 Juil) cover to Mooldava, Madagascar franked on reverse with 2 ½a. on 25c. tied unclear cds, a good strike on front, octagonal Marseille A La Reunion LU No.3 date stamp, Majunga Madagascar cds to left.

Zanzibar

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Zanzibar / French Maritime

(French Post Office) 1899 (29 Juil) cover to Mooldava, Madagascar franked on reverse with 2 ½a. on 25c. tied unclear cds, a good strike on front, octagonal Marseille A La Reunion LU No.3 date stamp, Majunga Madagascar cds to left.

£65

China (French Post Offices) 1922 large piece bearing  eight values from the scarce large surcharges issue, each stamp cancelled with framed AR handstamp, the two Merson stamps with complete handstamp and very rare like this.

China

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Advice of Receipt

(French Post Offices) 1922 large piece bearing eight values from the scarce large surcharges issue, each stamp cancelled with framed AR handstamp, the two Merson stamps with complete handstamp and very rare like this.

£125

Sierra Leone (Iles De Los – French Guinea) 1865 entire to Bordeaux endorsed “voie anglaise” and sent via Sierra Leone (cancel on reverse) with “1” manuscript for 1d. due to colony, via London where accountancy handstamp applied, French charge ‘10’ decimes and internal cancels on reverse; horizontal filing crease. Ex Sacher.Sierra Leone (Iles De Los – French Guinea) 1865 entire to Bordeaux endorsed “voie anglaise” and sent via Sierra Leone (cancel on reverse) with “1” manuscript for 1d. due to colony, via London where accountancy handstamp applied, French charge ‘10’ decimes and internal cancels on reverse; horizontal filing crease. Ex Sacher.

Sierra Leone

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Sierra Leone / Accountancy

(Iles De Los – French Guinea) 1865 entire to Bordeaux endorsed “voie anglaise” and sent via Sierra Leone (cancel on reverse) with “1” manuscript for 1d. due to colony, via London where accountancy handstamp applied, French charge ‘10’ decimes and internal cancels on reverse; horizontal filing crease. Ex Sacher.

£535

Guadeloupe 1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.

Guadeloupe

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Great Britain / Guadeloupe / Napoleonic / Coffee House Mail

1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.

£375

Guadeloupe 1842 (8 Juin) entire to France with bold strike of POSTE/ DU/ MOULE despatch with red French entry cds at right, reverse with Paris transit of 23 Juin and arrival of next day; central vertical filing crease.Guadeloupe 1842 (8 Juin) entire to France with bold strike of POSTE/ DU/ MOULE despatch with red French entry cds at right, reverse with Paris transit of 23 Juin and arrival of next day; central vertical filing crease.

Guadeloupe

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Guadeloupe

1842 (8 Juin) entire to France with bold strike of POSTE/ DU/ MOULE despatch with red French entry cds at right, reverse with Paris transit of 23 Juin and arrival of next day; central vertical filing crease.

£285

Guadeloupe 1863 (11 Dec) outer letter sheet to New York franked with General Colony 1859-65 5c. yellow-green and 40c. orange in horizontal strip of three (the first stamp with slight tear at base) tied with lozenge of dots, Pointe-A-Pitre unframed datestamp at left, transported through British mail with fair strike of rare red PAID AT GUADELOUPE crown circle and with red double arc Guadeloupe date stamp, routed via St Thomas with cds on reverse  (DE 14) and per closed mail via Havana with Steamship 10 handstamp. A fine and very attractive item. RPS CertificateGuadeloupe 1863 (11 Dec) outer letter sheet to New York franked with General Colony 1859-65 5c. yellow-green and 40c. orange in horizontal strip of three (the first stamp with slight tear at base) tied with lozenge of dots, Pointe-A-Pitre unframed datestamp at left, transported through British mail with fair strike of rare red PAID AT GUADELOUPE crown circle and with red double arc Guadeloupe date stamp, routed via St Thomas with cds on reverse  (DE 14) and per closed mail via Havana with Steamship 10 handstamp. A fine and very attractive item. RPS Certificate

Guadeloupe

Covers and stamps / Danish West Indies / French Colonies / Great Britain Used Abroad / Guadeloupe / Maritime

1863 (11 Dec) outer letter sheet to New York franked with General Colony 1859-65 5c. yellow-green and 40c. orange in horizontal strip of three (the first stamp with slight tear at base) tied with lozenge of dots, Pointe-A-Pitre unframed datestamp at left, transported through British mail with fair strike of rare red PAID AT GUADELOUPE crown circle and with red double arc Guadeloupe date stamp, routed via St Thomas with cds on reverse (DE 14) and per closed mail via Havana with Steamship 10 handstamp. A fine and very attractive item. RPS Certificate

£975

Martinique 1893 (21 Sept) printed envelope, 230 x 158mm, to Paris franked 1892 25c. horizontal strip of four with gutter, numbered ‘2’ tied by double ring Saint Pierre cds, the envelope is endorsed by date of ships departure and “Voie Anglaise”, vertical filing crease and stain at centre, no backstamps.

Martinique

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Martinique / gutter/millesimes

1893 (21 Sept) printed envelope, 230 x 158mm, to Paris franked 1892 25c. horizontal strip of four with gutter, numbered ‘2’ tied by double ring Saint Pierre cds, the envelope is endorsed by date of ships departure and “Voie Anglaise”, vertical filing crease and stain at centre, no backstamps.

£160

French Oceanic Settlements 1898 (15 Juil)  25c. postal stationery envelope, 146 x 112mm, used to Melbourne, Australia tied double ring Papeete Taiti cds with another clear cds alongside, reverse with fine strike M.O. & S.B St. Kilda Ry Stn of AU 6.French Oceanic Settlements 1898 (15 Juil)  25c. postal stationery envelope, 146 x 112mm, used to Melbourne, Australia tied double ring Papeete Taiti cds with another clear cds alongside, reverse with fine strike M.O. & S.B St. Kilda Ry Stn of AU 6.

French Oceanic Settlements

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Postal Stationery / TPO

1898 (15 Juil) 25c. postal stationery envelope, 146 x 112mm, used to Melbourne, Australia tied double ring Papeete Taiti cds with another clear cds alongside, reverse with fine strike M.O. & S.B St. Kilda Ry Stn of AU 6.

£75

Ethiopia 1900 ¼g. Green stationery card to Todtnau, Germany with Harar cancels, additionally franked French Soamali Coast 10c. with blue cds, octagonal La Reunion A Marseille L.U. No.2.

Ethiopia

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Ethiopia / French Maritime

1900 ¼g. Green stationery card to Todtnau, Germany with Harar cancels, additionally franked French Soamali Coast 10c. with blue cds, octagonal La Reunion A Marseille L.U. No.2.

£275

French Oceanic Settlements 1901 (18 Juil) large registered envelope, 270 x 200mm., handstamped ‘Tresorie de Tahiti’ to Paris franked 1892 25c., 40c. and 50c. tied Papeete cds, registration handstamp to left with manuscript number, arrival cancels front and back, reverse also with five AH red wax seals; some faults to periphery of envelope, vertical crease.

French Oceanic Settlements

Covers and stamps / French Colonies

1901 (18 Juil) large registered envelope, 270 x 200mm., handstamped ‘Tresorie de Tahiti’ to Paris franked 1892 25c., 40c. and 50c. tied Papeete cds, registration handstamp to left with manuscript number, arrival cancels front and back, reverse also with five AH red wax seals; some faults to periphery of envelope, vertical crease.

£340

United States 1903 picture postcard of Milwaukee, sent from there to Angra, Azores with faint despatch, also showing Libreville Congo Francaise transits, French maritime Loango A Marseille L.M. No.2 date stamp and unclearly dated Accra Gold Coast cds, plus arrival cds. An unusual routing.

United States

Covers and stamps / USA / French Colonies / Gold Coast / Portuguese Colonies / French Maritime / Azores / Maritime

1903 picture postcard of Milwaukee, sent from there to Angra, Azores with faint despatch, also showing Libreville Congo Francaise transits, French maritime Loango A Marseille L.M. No.2 date stamp and unclearly dated Accra Gold Coast cds, plus arrival cds. An unusual routing.

£125

Ethiopia 1906 ‘Souvenir de l’Abyssinie’ picture postcard to St Dizier, France franked ‘05’ on green tied Harrar cds, reverse franked with French Somali Coast 5c. pair tied Djibouti cds with another strike to left and two arrivals; good condition.Ethiopia 1906 ‘Souvenir de l’Abyssinie’ picture postcard to St Dizier, France franked ‘05’ on green tied Harrar cds, reverse franked with French Somali Coast 5c. pair tied Djibouti cds with another strike to left and two arrivals; good condition.

Ethiopia

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Ethiopia

1906 ‘Souvenir de l’Abyssinie’ picture postcard to St Dizier, France franked ‘05’ on green tied Harrar cds, reverse franked with French Somali Coast 5c. pair tied Djibouti cds with another strike to left and two arrivals; good condition.

£265

New Caledonia 1911 (27 Aout) local 10c. cover from Noumea to Kone, redirected with eighteen cancels on reverse with dates to 16 Oct, some repeating themselves like Pounerihouen of 10/9 and 16/10; central vertical filing crease.New Caledonia 1911 (27 Aout) local 10c. cover from Noumea to Kone, redirected with eighteen cancels on reverse with dates to 16 Oct, some repeating themselves like Pounerihouen of 10/9 and 16/10; central vertical filing crease.

New Caledonia

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / New Caledonia / Redirected mail

1911 (27 Aout) local 10c. cover from Noumea to Kone, redirected with eighteen cancels on reverse with dates to 16 Oct, some repeating themselves like Pounerihouen of 10/9 and 16/10; central vertical filing crease.

£95

Gabon 1916 (4 Janv) unsealed printed matter rate envelope from a French Evangelical Missionary to Halifax, Nova Scotia bearing single franking  1912 05 on 15c. tied N’Gomo cds. Canadian Customs Duty Free handstamp. The cancel shows both month and year slugs inverted.

Gabon

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Gabon / Printed Mattar

1916 (4 Janv) unsealed printed matter rate envelope from a French Evangelical Missionary to Halifax, Nova Scotia bearing single franking 1912 05 on 15c. tied N’Gomo cds. Canadian Customs Duty Free handstamp. The cancel shows both month and year slugs inverted.

£65

French Cameroun 1940 (8 Dec) cover  bearing three + 5Frs./ SPITFIRE values plus 25c. Waterfalls tied Nkongsamba Cameroun cds, framed illustrated ‘Journee Du Spitfire’ handstamp, these stamps were used towards the cost of purchasing the fighter plane for the Free French Airforce.

French Cameroun

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Cameroun / Waterfall

1940 (8 Dec) cover bearing three + 5Frs./ SPITFIRE values plus 25c. Waterfalls tied Nkongsamba Cameroun cds, framed illustrated ‘Journee Du Spitfire’ handstamp, these stamps were used towards the cost of purchasing the fighter plane for the Free French Airforce.

£125