Lot 1403 France Mint and Used Collection in Two Albums, 1849 to 1987, starts with a good representation of early classics, with shades, postmarks, better values (5fr is damaged, 1fr appears to be a Fournier forgery), with very few missing regular issue stamps until the end. Saw a good representation of Semi-Postals, different Dies of the 1939-31 high value buildings, a few millésime pairs, a toned Pexip souvenir sheet, Airmails, Postage Dues, Precancels and more. A very nice collection put together with care and overall fine or better. The owner counted his catalogue value at $25,000 but due to some mis-catalogued items we estimate a more realistic number to be around $15,000. Rsv. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1056 Worldwide Group of 73 Selected Better Worldwide Covers, from many different countries such as China (PRC), Switzerland, Germany, France, Zanzibar, Austria, United States, New Brunswick, India, Malta, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and much more. Noted commercial covers, first day covers, Zeppelin covers, destinations, frankings, a 1935 Portuguese Red Cross inverted overprint error cover, etc. A very useful and valuable lot, with a few small faults but overall fine or better, and quite worth a close look. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1216 Canada Oct. 1918 Cover to Soldier in France with “Killed in Action” Straight Line Handstamp, in red and signed by Wm. Lethre, Capt. Handstamps are scarce (usually you see manuscript notations). Cover from London Ontario was returned to sender via the Dead Letter Office in Ottawa. Estimate $200, sold for C$350 plus buyer’s premium.