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Comoro Islands (Anjouan) 1895 (25 Mai) 10c. ‘Sultanat d’Anjouan’ postal stationery card to London cancelled blue octagonal ANJOUAN COL. FRANC.,  repeated at left and overstruck with D’Zaoudzi Mayotte transit, Marseille A La Reunion maritime date stamp, annotated “ViaLa Reunion/ et Seychelles”. Some toning, Ex. Grabowski.

Comoro Islands

Covers and stamps / Comoro Islands / French Colonies / Madagascar / Seychelles / Postal Stationery

(Anjouan) 1895 (25 Mai) 10c. ‘Sultanat d’Anjouan’ postal stationery card to London cancelled blue octagonal ANJOUAN COL. FRANC., repeated at left and overstruck with D’Zaoudzi Mayotte transit, Marseille A La Reunion maritime date stamp, annotated “ViaLa Reunion/ et Seychelles”. Some toning, Ex. Grabowski.

£75

Dahomey (Benin) 1892 stampless military cover to France endorsed “Corps expeditionnaire du Dahomey” and cancelled CORRESPce MILITAIRE PORTO-NOVO BENIN, reverse with maritime Établissements Du Benin Ligne M No.2, Marseille A Lyon Special tpo and some transits and arrival cds; some toning.Dahomey (Benin) 1892 stampless military cover to France endorsed “Corps expeditionnaire du Dahomey” and cancelled CORRESPce MILITAIRE PORTO-NOVO BENIN, reverse with maritime Établissements Du Benin Ligne M No.2, Marseille A Lyon Special tpo and some transits and arrival cds; some toning.

Dahomey

Covers and stamps / Benin / Dahomey / French Colonies / Maritime / Military / Slavery / TPO

(Benin) 1892 stampless military cover to France endorsed “Corps expeditionnaire du Dahomey” and cancelled CORRESPce MILITAIRE PORTO-NOVO BENIN, reverse with maritime Établissements Du Benin Ligne M No.2, Marseille A Lyon Special tpo and some transits and arrival cds; some toning.

£95

French Somali Coast (Djibouti) 11902 (8 Mars) picture postcard (Rue du Faubourg Indigene) to Lyon franked 1902 0,10 on 1f. cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds with another fine strike at rightFrench Somali Coast (Djibouti) 11902 (8 Mars) picture postcard (Rue du Faubourg Indigene) to Lyon franked 1902 0,10 on 1f. cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds with another fine strike at right

French Somali Coast

Covers and stamps / Djibouti / French Colonies / French Somali Coast

(Djibouti) 11902 (8 Mars) picture postcard (Rue du Faubourg Indigene) to Lyon franked 1902 '0,10' on 1f. cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds with another fine strike at right

£75

French Somali Coast (Djibouti) 1899 (5 Sept) registered mourning envelope to Algeria franked on reverse 1894-1900 50c. and 1899 ‘0,40’ on 4c. tied by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds, Alger arrival cds; a fine combination.French Somali Coast (Djibouti) 1899 (5 Sept) registered mourning envelope to Algeria franked on reverse 1894-1900 50c. and 1899 ‘0,40’ on 4c. tied by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds, Alger arrival cds; a fine combination.

French Somali Coast

Covers and stamps / Djibouti / French Colonies / French Somali Coast / Mourning

(Djibouti) 1899 (5 Sept) registered mourning envelope to Algeria franked on reverse 1894-1900 50c. and 1899 ‘0,40’ on 4c. tied by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds, Alger arrival cds; a fine combination.

£195

French Somali Coast (Djibouti) 1902 ‘0,05’ on 75c. applied on printed newspaper wrapper “Journal Franco-Ethiopien Djibouti”  to Paris cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds.French Somali Coast (Djibouti) 1902 ‘0,05’ on 75c. applied on printed newspaper wrapper “Journal Franco-Ethiopien Djibouti”  to Paris cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds.

French Somali Coast

Covers and stamps / Djibouti / French Colonies / French Somali Coast / Newspaper wrapper

(Djibouti) 1902 ‘0,05’ on 75c. applied on printed newspaper wrapper “Journal Franco-Ethiopien Djibouti” to Paris cancelled by blue Cote Francaise des Somalis Djibouti cds.

£125

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

Senegal 1878 (7 Janv) mourning envelope to Scheibenhardt, Alsace, Germany bearing three-colour franking 1872-73 General Colony ‘Ceres’ 5c., 10c. and 25c., the latter with small corner fault, otherwise close to large margins, tied by SNG lozenges, St. Louis cds in association, red French maritime cds, endorsed on reverse “Correspondence des armees” and signed. Despite this the cover was prepaid the full 40c. rate as Alsace was now part of Germany and the military rate did not apply. Ex SacherSenegal 1878 (7 Janv) mourning envelope to Scheibenhardt, Alsace, Germany bearing three-colour franking 1872-73 General Colony ‘Ceres’ 5c., 10c. and 25c., the latter with small corner fault, otherwise close to large margins, tied by SNG lozenges, St. Louis cds in association, red French maritime cds, endorsed on reverse “Correspondence des armees” and signed. Despite this the cover was prepaid the full 40c. rate as Alsace was now part of Germany and the military rate did not apply. Ex Sacher

Senegal

Covers and stamps / Alsace / French Colonies / Mourning

1878 (7 Janv) mourning envelope to Scheibenhardt, Alsace, Germany bearing three-colour franking 1872-73 General Colony ‘Ceres’ 5c., 10c. and 25c., the latter with small corner fault, otherwise close to large margins, tied by SNG lozenges, St. Louis cds in association, red French maritime cds, endorsed on reverse “Correspondence des armees” and signed. Despite this the cover was prepaid the full 40c. rate as Alsace was now part of Germany and the military rate did not apply. Ex Sacher

£745

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

Madagascar 1909 (6 Mars) registered cover to South Australia redirected internally upon arrival franked 1906 Sage 35c. black on yellow together with 1902 0,05 on 30c. narrow surcharge and 0,10 on 50c. wide surcharge each tied Tamatave blue cds, reverse with Aden transit cds and Adelaide cds. Madagascar 1909 (6 Mars) registered cover to South Australia redirected internally upon arrival franked 1906 Sage 35c. black on yellow together with 1902 0,05 on 30c. narrow surcharge and 0,10 on 50c. wide surcharge each tied Tamatave blue cds, reverse with Aden transit cds and Adelaide cds.

Madagascar

Covers and stamps / Aden / Australia / French Colonies / Madagascar

1909 (6 Mars) registered cover to South Australia redirected internally upon arrival franked 1906 Sage 35c. black on yellow together with 1902 0,05 on 30c. narrow surcharge and 0,10 on 50c. wide surcharge each tied Tamatave blue cds, reverse with Aden transit cds and Adelaide cds.

£90