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France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

France

Covers and stamps / USA / France / Maritime / Interrupted Mail

(Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

£195

Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.

Italy

Covers and stamps / Italy / France / Belgium / Accountancy / European Transits

(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.

£165

France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Serbia / Accountancy

(Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.

£175

German States (Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France Laureated Napoleon 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.German States (Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France Laureated Napoleon 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.

German States

Covers and stamps / France / German States / Alsace / Combination covers

(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France 'Laureated Napoleon' 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.

£795

France (Corsica) 1880 outer letter sheet to Livorno posted on board a vessel at Bastia, franked with ‘Sage’ 5c. (2) and 15c., arrival backstamp and handstamp “coi Postale Francesci” on front to indicate transport by a non Italian postal vessel; fine and scarce.France (Corsica) 1880 outer letter sheet to Livorno posted on board a vessel at Bastia, franked with ‘Sage’ 5c. (2) and 15c., arrival backstamp and handstamp “coi Postale Francesci” on front to indicate transport by a non Italian postal vessel; fine and scarce.

France

Covers and stamps / Corsica / France / Italy incoming mail / Maritime

(Corsica) 1880 outer letter sheet to Livorno posted on board a vessel at Bastia, franked with ‘Sage’ 5c. (2) and 15c., arrival backstamp and handstamp “coi Postale Francesci” on front to indicate transport by a non Italian postal vessel; fine and scarce.

£995

France (Corsica) Undated, early 1800s cover to Switzerland addressed to an Officer of the Swiss Guard of the French King, endorsed “Par Antibes/ Turin et Milan”, CORTE despatch handstamp and various manuscript accountancy.France (Corsica) Undated, early 1800s cover to Switzerland addressed to an Officer of the Swiss Guard of the French King, endorsed “Par Antibes/ Turin et Milan”, CORTE despatch handstamp and various manuscript accountancy.

France

Covers and stamps / Corsica / France / Switzerland Incoming Mail

(Corsica) Undated, early 1800s cover to Switzerland addressed to an Officer of the Swiss Guard of the French King, endorsed “Par Antibes/ Turin et Milan”, CORTE despatch handstamp and various manuscript accountancy.

£355

China (French  Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.

China

Covers and stamps / Hong Kong / France / Maritime / Military / Via Marseille

(French Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.

£125

China (French  Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane  transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / France / Brindisi tranit mail

(French Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

£175

Germany (French Legion) Accumulation including carmine and blue Mi III/i missing accent in vertical marginal pair with normal, III/III with broken foot to ‘F’ in corner marginal pair with III/V missing accent on ‘special’, overprinted corner marginal block of four, position 24 missing dot over ‘i’, plus a single with the variety; fine mint never hinged.Germany (French Legion) Accumulation including carmine and blue Mi III/i missing accent in vertical marginal pair with normal, III/III with broken foot to ‘F’ in corner marginal pair with III/V missing accent on ‘special’, overprinted corner marginal block of four, position 24 missing dot over ‘i’, plus a single with the variety; fine mint never hinged.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany / France

(French Legion) Accumulation including carmine and blue Mi III/i missing accent in vertical marginal pair with normal, III/III with broken foot to ‘F’ in corner marginal pair with III/V missing accent on ‘special’, overprinted corner marginal block of four, position 24 missing dot over ‘i’, plus a single with the variety; fine mint never hinged.

£115

France (Maritime Mail) 1872 ‘Frassinet Shipping Company’ invoice to Constantinople from Marseille franked ‘Laureated’ Napoleon 40c. cancelled on arrival by ‘5083’ gros chiffres, endorsed at top in manuscript “par Gyptis” as stated in body of invoice.

France

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / France / French Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1872 ‘Frassinet Shipping Company’ invoice to Constantinople from Marseille franked ‘Laureated’ Napoleon 40c. cancelled on arrival by ‘5083’ gros chiffres, endorsed at top in manuscript “par Gyptis” as stated in body of invoice.

£125

France (Maritime Mail) 1901 (18 Sept) cover to Dieppe franked 15c. tied Bordeaux A Colon L.D. No.3 octagonal date stamp, blue transit of two days later at San Jose Costa Rica, arrival backstamp.

France

Covers and stamps / Costa Rica / France / French Maritime / Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1901 (18 Sept) cover to Dieppe franked 15c. tied Bordeaux A Colon L.D. No.3 octagonal date stamp, blue transit of two days later at San Jose Costa Rica, arrival backstamp.

£295

France (Maritime Mail) 1904 cover to Finistere franked 1902-03 Crete 10c. Mouchon pen cancelled and bearing violet Marine Francaise * Service A La Mer cachet at right, arrival backstamp.

France

Covers and stamps / Crete / France / French Levant / French Maritime / Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1904 cover to Finistere franked 1902-03 Crete 10c. Mouchon pen cancelled and bearing violet Marine Francaise * Service A La Mer cachet at right, arrival backstamp.

£55

France (Napoleonic Mail - Corsica) 1806 (26 Sept) Mandat Des Postes (No.21) written from Isle Roupe to the Commandant at Piombino, Department of Golo (Ile d’Elbe) with manuscript on reverse “13” being the number of mandats sent. Very fine and scarce.

France

Covers and stamps / Corsica / France / Napoleonic

(Napoleonic Mail - Corsica) 1806 (26 Sept) Mandat Des Postes (No.21) written from Isle Roupe to the Commandant at Piombino, Department of Golo (Ile d’Elbe) with manuscript on reverse “13” being the number of mandats sent. Very fine and scarce.

£175

France (Napoleonic Mail) 1799 outer letter sheet to “General Laroche” commanding 5th Division at Strasbourg bearing two-line ‘3e D.on/ ARM. DU DANUBE. Rated “5” decimes; fine and clean condition.

France

Covers and stamps / Alsace / France / Military / Napoleonic

(Napoleonic Mail) 1799 outer letter sheet to “General Laroche” commanding 5th Division at Strasbourg bearing two-line ‘3e D.on/ ARM. DU DANUBE. Rated “5” decimes; fine and clean condition.

£275

France (Napoleonic Mail) 1812 long entire to Hotel de L’Europe, Paris bearing straight-line ‘ARM D’ITALIE’ handstamp, manuscript rate, reverse with red arrival cds; fine, neat example.France (Napoleonic Mail) 1812 long entire to Hotel de L’Europe, Paris bearing straight-line ‘ARM D’ITALIE’ handstamp, manuscript rate, reverse with red arrival cds; fine, neat example.

France

Covers and stamps / Italy / France / Napoleonic

(Napoleonic Mail) 1812 long entire to Hotel de L’Europe, Paris bearing straight-line ‘ARM D’ITALIE’ handstamp, manuscript rate, reverse with red arrival cds; fine, neat example.

£95

France (Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 15c. Type Pasteur# stationery card with black and brown Boxing image; good unusedFrance (Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 15c. Type Pasteur# stationery card with black and brown Boxing image; good unused

France

Covers and stamps / France / Olympics / Boxing

(Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 15c. 'Type Pasteur# stationery card with black and brown Boxing image; good unused

£115

France (Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 25c die proof in red and blue (unshaded background) on glossy paper with surround in both colours; small internal crease at top through ‘Olympia’, fresh hinged.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Proofs / Olympics

(Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 25c die proof in red and blue (unshaded background) on glossy paper with surround in both colours; small internal crease at top through ‘Olympia’, fresh hinged.

£325

France (Serbian Forces) 1917 registered cover to Geneva, Switzerland, redirected to Lausanne, franked by two 15c. ‘Sameuse’ on front with a further pair of 10c. on the reverse, tied by Tresor Et Postes *504* date stamp, censor handstamps in French and cyrillic; fine condition.France (Serbian Forces) 1917 registered cover to Geneva, Switzerland, redirected to Lausanne, franked by two 15c. ‘Sameuse’ on front with a further pair of 10c. on the reverse, tied by Tresor Et Postes *504* date stamp, censor handstamps in French and cyrillic; fine condition.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Serbia / Censored mail / Registered mail

(Serbian Forces) 1917 registered cover to Geneva, Switzerland, redirected to Lausanne, franked by two 15c. ‘Sameuse’ on front with a further pair of 10c. on the reverse, tied by Tresor Et Postes *504* date stamp, censor handstamps in French and cyrillic; fine condition.

£115

Spain (Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.Spain (Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.

Spain

Covers and stamps / Japan / Spain / France / Consular Mail / Disrupted Mail

(Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.

£185

Germany (Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and  1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.Germany (Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and  1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Switzerland / Turkey / France / German States / Postage dues / Negative Seals

(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and 1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.

£115