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List published : SEPTEMBER 1st 2020

For September's list, we have described and priced each item under each scan. Please order using reference 'September List' plus brief description AND price. This month's list concentrates solely of France, (former) French Colonies and Belgian Railway Officials. There is also a second webpage for September devoted entirely to British books on railways, all from the Middleton Press series.

Faults visible in the scans are not usually mentioned in text. Please ask for more information as required.
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France 1936 50Fr Green Railway Viaduct & Train, used, two shortish perfs,£ 130.00

France 1939 Engineers Coin DatÚ u/m, very scarce £ 35.00

France 1955 Martin, Steel & Train u/m colour trial in Red-Purple £ 37.00
France 1955 Martin, Steel & Train u/m colour trial in Turquoise-Blue £ 36.00
France 1955 Martin, Steel & Train u/m colour trial in Turquoise-Green £ 36.50
France 1955 Martin, Steel & Train u/m colour trial in Deep Scarlet £ 35.50

France 1957 35Fr Rly Bridge Bordeaux Region u/m colour trial in rose and red £ 8.50
France 1957 35Fr Rly Bridge Bordeaux Region u/m colour trial in grey and slate-violet £ 9.00

France 1936 'Banknote' 50Fr used with small 'C' security perforation (visible over Eiffel Tower). The shading which represents the train on the viaduct on the 50Fr Green (top stamp of scan) is less pronounced on this version of the scene as the design is slightly re-drawn. £ 85.00

France 1944 Paris-Rouen 4F+6F Imperf Marginal u/m £ 40.00

French Railways Yv. 177-81 u/m £ 9.00

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France Timbre Imperial 20c issued c.1875, revenue stamp, used £ 14.00

The next 18 lots are for the Grands Reseaux de Chemin de Fer Francais (Great Networks of the French Railways), normally called the 'Petits Colis' issues (small parcels). Offered below are 17 of the 19 stamps that form the 1935 issue; the 50Fr and 100Fr would complete the set. The rarest of these stamps is the 30Fr. Numbers are from the Maury cataloge (M.)

France Petits Colis M.1 1Fr used £ 5.00
France Petits Colis M.2 2Fr used £ 4.00
France Petits Colis M.3 3Fr short corner used £ 3.00
France Petits Colis M.4 4Fr used £ 5.00
France Petits Colis M.5 5Fr short perfs used £ 4.00

France Petits Colis M.6 6Fr used £ 8.00
France Petits Colis M.7 7Fr short perfs used £ 7.00
France Petits Colis M.8 8Fr used £ 8.00
France Petits Colis M.9 9Fr used £ 8.00
France Petits Colis M.10 10Fr used £ 5.00

France Petits Colis M.11 20Fr used £ 6.00
France Petits Colis M.12 30Fr used £ 50.00
France Petits Colis M.13 40Fr used £ 14.00
France Petits Colis M.13 40Fr u/m £ 20.00
France Petits Colis M.15 60Fr u/m £ 20.00

France Petits Colis M.16 70Fr u/m £ 20.00
France Petits Colis M.17 80Fr u/m £ 20.00
France Petits Colis M.18 90Fr u/m with sheet inscribed margin £ 38.00

French Railways 1900 5c m/m £ 1.00

The next two stamps are taken from the same strip/3, both of which have a very strong offset on the gummed side. These are two different stamps shown, the one where we show the gummed side (on the right) has a small surface rub on the face, hence the lower price. The normal u/m stamp (without offset) was catalogued at 42 Euros in Maury in 2011.

French Railways 5Fr Blue with offset fine u/m (Maury 34af) £ 34.00
- ditto - but with surface rub on face £ 16.00

ex-French Congo (Brazzaville) : 1973 Imperforate u/m set/4 £ 18.00

French Railways : Petits Colis 1944 issue, a selection of 7 stamps, used £ 3.00 for the group

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Sold as a lot : 4 picture postcards with French Station (GARE) cancels, Nimes, Flers, Frouard and Chagny : £ 5.50 for the group

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Sold as a lot : 4 picture postcards, two with TPO (Courrier-Convoyeur Ligne) cancellations, Coubert Ó Paris (Type II) and Falaise Ó Couliboeuf (Type I), plus two with French Station (GARE) cancels, Mezidon and Moulins : £ 6.00 for the group

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France Stamp Centenary special Exhibition card with steam loco in design, franked as usual with the 10Fr vermilion which catalogues more than 50 Euros in used condition. Very attractive £ 28.00

France 1951 Day of the Stamp TPO design block/4 on Registered Letter with special cancellation depicting a TPO, added 2Fr stamp to make up registered rate of 50Fr. (Ignore pencil pricing on the cover in the scan), Price £ 20.00

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France 1970 Aerotrain Epreuve de Luxe, light yellowing in lower right corner £ 16.00

France 1966 Congress Epreuve de Luxe £ 19.00

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France 1955 Epreuve de Luxe : Martin, Steel, Electric Loco £ 42.00

France Picture Postcard, Fruges, delightful study of a branch line train in the countryside. £ 4.50

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Malagasy (Madagascar) 1995 De Gaulle & TGV, the scarce Croix de Lorraine overprinted sheet from the set/3 (only one is railway), perforated. u/m & elusive. £ 28.00

France : 1937 Railway set/2 in Coins DatÚs blocks/4, three stamps in each block u/m, 1 in each mounted. Rarely seen. £ 50.00

Central African Empire 1974 deluxe set/6, perforated, u/m. Only one of the six sheets is railway. £ 38.00

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Saar 1921 Surcharge block/12 u/m showing the two tete-beche positions, providing all combinations horizontally and vertically of tete-beche pairs. Rarely offered material. £ 44.00

France 2001 Nantes Colour Proof on thin card £ 5.00

France GARE DE FLERS (59) station cancel on card, 1878. £ 4.50

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Central African Rep., Theodore Rooseveldt and rail-mounted steam crane, Panama Canal construction. u/m. £ 6.75

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Chad Philexafrique 1985 fdc, Diesel Train ; ignore pencilled price on the cover, our price £ 5.00

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French Somali Coast 500Fr Railway Lines on Map Epreuve de Luxe (issued colours) £ 54.00

Gabon 1994 Channel Tunnel, Epreuve de Luxe, a very rare item (even the normal stamp is very scarce). The only example we have ever seen of this. £ 110.00

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France Gare de Vierzon postcard £ 3.00

France, Limoges, 'Gare du Train' pictorial cancel, £ 1.00

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Laos : 1976 100K 'Golden Spike' ceremony full sheet of 15 u/m, unusual. £ 28.00

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The next three scans include Imperforate Railway Official stamps of Belgium, very rarely offered. Some sets were issued with gum, some without. Some issues had control numbers on the backs of the stamps, some did not. The stamps are all offered in 'as issued' condition and we have used COB numbers (Catalogue Officiel Belge) in our descriptions. these numbers being visible on the price tags in the scans. We are selling in sets or as singles as grouped in the COB.

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Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 2Fr50 COB S.56A £ 10.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 4Fr COB S.74 £ 24.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 1Fr50 COB S.72 £ 24.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 9Fr COB S.81 £ 24.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 5Fr COB S.80 £ 24.00

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 3Fr50, 4F50, 7F, 15F COB S.64-67 £ 90.00

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 6F, 8F, 30F COB S.77-79 £ 74.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 4Fr50 COB S.73 £ 11.00

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 3F, 4F, 5F, 10F COB S.68-71 £ 90.00

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 6Fr50, 25F COB S.74/75 £ 42.00
Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 50c, 1F, 2F COB S.82-84 £ 74.00

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Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 10c, 20c, 50c, 65c, 75c 90c COB S.36-41 with Specimen Opt:
All 6 values are overprinted 'Specimen' in Violet and are in blocks/4, price for the set/6 in blocks/4 £ 175.00.
We are willing to cut these blocks up to produce two sets/6 in horizontal pairs, price: Set/6 in Pairs £ 92.50

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 1f35, 1f75, 3F, 3F15, 4F COB S.42-46 all values overprinted 'Specimen' in Violet £ 52.00

Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 1F50, 2F Red, 2F Green, 3F50, 3F, 3F50, 4F, 6F COB S.57-63 £ 165.00

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Belgian Railway Officials Imperf : 10c,20c,30c,40c,50c,60c,65c,80c,90c,1F COB S.47-56 £ 88.00

French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate colour proof u/m in GREENISH SLATE-BLUE £ 11.50
French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate colour proof u/m in DEEP PURPLE £ 12.00
French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate colour proof u/m in GREY-BLUE & GREY-GREEN £ 13.00

French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate colour proof u/m in DEEP PURPLE, BLUE & TURQUOISE £ 13.50
French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate colour proof u/m in DULL BLUE £ 9.50
French West Africa 3Fr Imperforate in ISSUED COLOURS, heavily mounted mint, scarce £ 35.00

French Somali Coast 500Fr Railway Lines on Map Imperf Colour Proof in Grey-Green £ 47.50
French Somali Coast 500Fr Railway Lines on Map Imperf Colour Proof in Blue & Green £ 48.00

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Reminder: There is a second list this month, railway books, accessible via 'Other Latest Offers' link at left.

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