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.