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Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1599

French Colonies
French Territory of the Afars and The Issas
1902 small figures 10c. on 25c. black and blue, on reverse of cover registered to Constantinople with Obock 1894-1903 50c. rose and blue, Djibouti 1905 5c. on 40c. blue and yellow, surcharge double (these two on the front), large figures 10c. on 25c. black and blue, 10c. on 2f. orange and lilac, surcharge treble, one inverted pair, 5c. on 30c. bistre and green, surcharge double, pair, blue Djibouti cancellations of 22 Aug. 1902 and Constantinople-Galata arrival (10.9) on reverse; fine. A spectacular cover and one of the great rarities of the French Colonies. The only recorded example of the small figures 10c. on 25c. on cover. Scheller Certificate (2011). S.G. 75, 114a, 116, 117, 118b, 120a. Photo

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