367th. Auction

367. Heinrich Koehler Auction

Lot no.170

Condition

Catalogue no.7

Opening150 €
Sold for240 €
1849, Ceres 1 fr. carmine, fresh color and good margins, used, fine
Lot no.171

Condition

0 4

Catalogue no.10a

Opening350 €
Sold for280 €
1853, Napoléon III. 1 c. deep olive-green, block of 4 with sheet margin at right, unmounted mint, very fine
Lot no.172

Condition

1 4

Catalogue no.36

Opening180 €
Sold for180 €
1870, Bordeaux 1 c. oliv on bluish, block of 4 with good margins all around, unused o.g., fine, signed Brun
Lot no.173

Condition

1

Catalogue no.43a

Opening180 €
Sold for180 €
1870, Bordeaux 40 c. orange, good to large margins, unused o.g., very fine, signed Brun
Lot no.174

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening1.800 €
Sold for1.500 €
VICTOR HUGO: Entire letter franked with Lauré 10 c. and 20 c., tied by cds. "TOURS 22 OCT. 70" with adjacent "P.D." to the Isle of Jersey with clear arrival mark, on reverse also good strike of rare red "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE Aerostiers Nadar, Dartois Duruof"; the 10 c. applied around the edge of the cover; a fine and very rare 'pli confié' to a foreign destination
Lot no.175

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for340 €
VILLE d'ORLÉANS: Entire letter with extensive 3 pages of text with dispatch "PL. DE LA MADELEINE 23 NOV. 70" (stamp fallen off due to sea water) to the isle of Jersey 'poste restante' with London transit mark of December 2 on front and arrival mark of December 3; very fine
Lot no.176

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening1.500 €
Sold for1.600 €
BATAILLE DE PARIS: Entire letter dated '4 novembre 1870', addressed to Samoens, franked with Ceres 20 c., tied by GC "3997" with adjacent clear "TOURS 3 DEC. 70"; showing on reverse transit mark of Annecy and arrival mark of December 28/29, 1870; the 'Bataille de Paris' transported no official mail, only some private letters transported by the passengers and the aerostier; very fine and rare plis confiés
Lot no.177

Condition

6

Catalogue no.41III

Opening1.000 €
Sold forUnsold
PAR MOULINS: Bordeaux 20 c. in horizontal strip of 5, partly cut into, tied by GC "532" of Bordeaux to entire letter on flimsy paper, fine and scarce, sign. Calves and certificate Behr (2015)
Lot no.178

Condition

6

Catalogue no.28

Opening400 €
Sold for400 €
Entire letter franked with 5 copies Lauré 20 c., all affixed around the edges of the cover, tied by indistinct PC, to Paris with transit mark of Dieppe of January 28, addressed to a brigadier at St. Denis; an attractive and scarce letter, certificate Behr (2015)
Lot no.179

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.41II

Opening5.000 €
Sold forUnsold
Entire letter franked with Bordeaux 20 c., type II, report I, horizontal strip of 5, partly touched, tied by GC "1002" with adjacent "CHERBOURG 4 JANV. (71)" with transit mark "CHERBOURG A PARIS" and 2 faint arrival marks of Paris of December 10, 1875 (here the letter was re-directed), also privat notation of dispatch and receiving date (the later one in error 1874); a rare letter from the "Repêchage Vimpelles", certificate Behr
Lot no.180

Condition

6

Catalogue no.31, 28

Opening600 €
Sold forUnsold
BOULES DE MOULINS: Envelope with letter (not quite complete and therefore undated) franked with Lauré 80 c. and 20 c., tied by GC "1769" with adjacent "LE HAVRE 31 DEC. 70" and part of railroad transit mark on reverse; the envelope with small faults at top (here backed), otherwise very fine; certificate RPS (2006) states "Probably from the 1910 finds"
Lot no.181

Condition

6M

Catalogue no.

Opening3.000 €
Sold for4.000 €
SIÈGE DE BELFORT: Small soldier's letter with full text on reverse and dated "Belfort le 24 décembre 1870" addressed to St. Genis Laval with frontside clear arrival mark of January 7, 1871. This is one of the very few recorded balloon mail letters of Belfort. On Christmas Day 1870 soldiers got the permission to write letters on a quarter sheet of paper, unsealed so that no military information could be sent out. A first attempt of the balloon flight was made on December 25, but the balloon came down in the suburb of Fourneau, a further attempt 2 days later was also unsuccessful. On December 30 a third attempt was successful. A few existing items all have arrival marks between January 6 and 8. A very interesting and rare item of early airmail, accompanied by interesting additional information on exhibition page and article "LES BALLONS DE BELFORT" of 'LE COLLECTIONEUR' No. 53 of 1982 about the item offered here