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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
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1202
The French Post Office had offices in both Guernsey and Jersey from the 1820s until both agencies were suppressed on 1st June 1843 as a consequence of the new Anglo-French postal convention. Both offices dealt with the collection and dispatch of mails between the islands and France. The following letter is the only postal item recorded from either of these French postal agencies.
Click to view full image... Cadiz - Falmouth Packets. 1813 Entire (one flap removed) from Palma to Guernsey, the reverse endorsed "Cadiz 21 Nov 1812 Forwarded by y. ob. svt R.W Meade", with a fine "CADIZ / 14 JA 14 / 1813 / F" datestamp in green applied in the Falmouth Packet Letter Office. Photo on Page 184. £150-180

Mail to and from France

French Postal Agent in Jersey

1203
Jersey and Guernsey both had "8" charge marks for use on unpaid ship letters to and from France. These are recorded from 1844 until 1870, but were very infrequently used, and are very scarce. Also see lot 1119.
Click to view full image... 1842 (May 4) Entire from the French postal agent Theodore Fontaine in Jersey, addressed to "Monsieur le Directeur General des Postes, Paris" requesting that "as he had to dispatch express packets every day to the postmasters of St. Malo and Granville which called for the use of large quantities of wrapping paper could he be supplied with some for the use of his office, also some wax". The address panel headed "Service" and delivered free of charge, with red "OUTRE-MER / ST. MALO" c.d.s and Paris arrival backstamp, the letter handstamped inside with the arrival cachet "CABINET PARTICULIER (POSTES)" dated 6 May. A unique and important letter. Photo on Page 184. £400-500

8d Charge Mark

1204
Click to view full image... 1850 Unpaid entire letter from Paris to Jersey with St. Malo transit c.d.s and red Jersey arrival datestamp with a fine strike of the rare "8" charge mark of Jersey. Photo on Page 184. £240-300

Mail via London and Calais or Boulogne

1205
  1803-53 Entire letters (3) and a cover, with 1803 entire letter written from Paris to Guernsey posted in London; 1839 entire letter from New York to Guernsey with boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER / PAR LE HAVRE" and London backstamps containing a drawing of an eagle copied from the American coat of arms; 1850 entire letter to Paris with Jersey merchants cachet and "PAR LONDRES" both in blue; and 1853 unpaid cover from Jersey to France redirected back to London and again to France with 19 various handstamps. (4). £100-120
1206
  1843-49 Entire letters from Guernsey (4), or from France to Guernsey or Jersey all sent via Boulogne, including 1843 entire letter to France with superb oval framed "P.F" of Guernsey in red. (6). £80-100
1207
  1850-80 Entire letters from France to Guernsey (3) or Jersey (28), also an 1854 entire letter from Guernsey to France, all sent via Calais, some unpaid, many franked 40c, all with arrival datestamps. (32). £200-250
1208
  1860-95 Entires, covers and two 1d postcards from Jersey (4) or Guernsey (11), mostly franked 4d or 8d including two 1d pairs (2), 2d pair, 1857 4d rose (2), etc., various duplex cancels. (15). £180-240

Mail Sent Directly to or from French Ports
Binic

1209
  1903-06 Picture postcards from Binic to Guernsey (6), four to the Post Office in Guernsey all posted unpaid and delivered free of charge, and 1908 postcard from Guernsey to St. Brieuc with Binic transit c.d.s, all probably carried on the "Fawn". (7). £100-120

Carteret

1210
  1900 Letter card from Carteret to Jersey, 1903-19 picture postcards from France to Guernsey (8, two with Jersey transit c.d.s) or to Jersey (13), and a 1906 card from Faldouet, Jersey to France, all with transit datestamps of Carteret. (23). £200-250

Cherbourg

1211
Click to view full image... 1817 Entire letter from Guernsey to Nantes with boxed "COL. PAR CHERBOURG", scarce. Photo on Page 184. £150-200
1212
  1818-21 Entire letters from Guernsey to Nantes with boxed "COL. PAR CHERBOURG" or two line "COLONIES PAR / CHERBOURG", both fine, a scarce pair. (2). £250-300
1213
  1818 Entire letter from Guernsey to Caen with two line "COLONIES PAR / CHERBOURG", fine. £100-120
1214
  1820-49 Entire letters (2) and an entire from Guernsey with two line "COLONIES PAR / CHERBOURG", part boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" (with the lower portion removed) and a Cherbourg c.d.s, or scarce red "ILES-C / CHERBOURG" c.d.s, a good trio. (3). £260-300
1215
Click to view full image... 1823 Entire letter and entire from Guernsey to France, one from the French Consular Agency to the Mayor of Cherbourg, with two line "COLONIES PAR / CHERBOURG" or "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR CHERBOURG", a fine and scarce pair. (2). Photo on Page 184. £240-280
1216
  1829-1910 Entire letters and entires (9) and picture postcards (2) with 1834 entire letter from Guernsey handstamped boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" (with lower portion removed) and a Cherbourg c.d.s, other letters to Guernsey endorsed via Cherbourg or with a Cherbourg transit handstamp (3), letters from Cherbourg to Guernsey with Cherbourg c.d.s (2) or privately carried (2), 1870 entire from Cherbourg to London marked "via Guernsey" where it was posted franked 1d, 1905 postcard from Jersey with Cherbourg transit c.d.s, etc., also a few picture postcards of Cherbourg. (11+). £120-150
1217
  1848 Entire letter prepaid from Guernsey to Saint Lo with Guernsey c.d.s and oval framed "P-D" in black, scarce red "ILES-C / CHERBOURG" c.d.s, very fine. £140-160

Granville

1218
  1781-1823 Entire letters (2) and an entire from Jersey, the 1781 entire letter handstamped "GRANVILLE", the others with two line "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR GRANVILLE" in black or "COLONIES PAR / GRANVILLE" in red, all fine. (3). £200-250
1219
  1821-31 Entire letter and entire from Jersey with two line "COLONIES PAR / GRANVILLE" in red or "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR GRANVILLE" in black with underlined "6" and a Granville c.d.s, fine. (2). £150-180
1220
  1822-35 Entire letter and entires (2) from Jersey with two line "COLONIES PAR / GRANVILLE" in red, "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR GRANVILLE" in black with underlined "6" and Granville c.d.s (also a further piece with similar marks), or boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" with Granville c.d.s. (4). £150-180
1221
  1833-46 Entire letters from Jersey with two line "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR GRANVILLE", Granville c.d.s and underlined "6"; boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" and Granville c.d.s; manuscript "Par Jersey" and Granville c.d.s; or red "ILES-C / GRANVILLE" c.d.s, all fine. (4). £200-240
1222
  Malta. 1838 Entire from Jersey to Malta with boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" and Granville c.d.s, boxed "P.P.", reverse with "27 Sept: 3d" charge datestamp applied upon arrival. Very unusual. £150-180
1223
  1842-50 Entire letters (4) and an entire from Jersey (4) or Guernsey, two with red Jersey datestamps (one Dec 25), one with Guernsey c.d.s and oval framed "P.D", with red "OUTRE-MER / GRANVILLE" c.d.s (scarce on Channel Islands mail) or "ILES-C / GRANVILLE" c.d.s (4), all fine. (5). £240-280
1224
  1849-1910 Entire letters, covers and picture postcards from France to Jersey (6) or Guernsey (3), or from Jersey (21) or Guernsey to France all with transit datestamps of Granville or Granville A Paris T.P.O, many with squared circle cancels, also a few picture postcards of Granville. (31+). £280-350
1225
  1859-71 Entire letters and covers (5) and a part entire from Jersey, franked at 3d (2), 4d (2), 6d or 8d rates cancelled "409" obliterators or duplexs, three with black circular framed "PD" and two with red oval framed "P.D", all with red "ILES-C / GRANVILLE" c.d.s. (6). £300-350

Morlaix

1226
  via Jersey. £100-150

Plerin

1227
Click to view full image... 1885 (Nov 9) Cover to Concarneau with 1884 2 1/2d lilac cancelled Jersey squared circle, a "PLERIN" c.d.s alongside. Also 1890 cover from St. Brieuc to Guernsey with France 25c cancelled at Plerin, endorsed "par Aquila", horizontal fold and staining at left edge. The Jersey cover fine and rare, very little mail carried between Jersey and Plerin. (2). Photo on Page 188. £250-350

Port Bail

1228
Click to view full image... 1879 (Aug 16) Cover to Paris with 2 1/2d rosy-mauve plate 14 tied by Jersey 409 duplex, a "PORT-BAIL / MANCHE" c.d.s alongside. Fine and rare, very little mail carried between Jersey and Port Bail. Photo on Page 188. £250-350
1229
Click to view full image... 1879 (Oct 18) Cover to Toulouse bearing 1d red plate 198 vertical pair + 1/2d plate 10 tied by Jersey 409 duplexs with "PORT-BAIL / MANCHE" c.d.s on the front, light horizontal fold, otherwise fine and rare, with 2012 Roumet Certificate. Photo on Page 188. £250-350
1230
Click to view full image... 1881 (Dec 3) Entire letter to Toulouse bearing 1/2d green + 1d lilac (14 dots) pair each cancelled by a Jersey squared circle with "PORT-BAIL / MANCHE" c.d.s on the front, two light horizontal folds, otherwise fine and rare with 2012 Roumet certificate. Photo on Page 188. £250-350

Rouen

1231
  1899 1/2d Wrapper to Fecamp cancelled "324" vertical oval numeral, Rouen and Fecamp datestamps on the front, and 1903 1d envelope to Paris uprated by three 1/2d stamps all cancelled at Jersey, Lorient A Paris T.P.O c.d.s on the front. Rouen was 40 miles up the Seine, but was visited by sea going vessels, though Channel Islands mail landed there is rare. Rouen is located on the Lorient to Paris railway line. (2). £100-120

St. Brieuc/Brest

1232
  1883-91 Covers franked 2 1/2d (2) and a 1d postal stationery postcard, all landed at St. Brieuc with transit datestamps of Brest or Brest A Paris T.P.O. Also 1909 postcard from St. Brieuc to Jersey, and a few picture postcards of St. Brieuc. Very scarce. (3+). £250-350

St. Malo

1233
Click to view full image... 1689-1734 Entire letters with 1689 entire letter from London to St. Malo, 1698-1701 entire letters from St. Malo to London handstamped "DE 'S' MALO" and Bishop Marks (4), and 1734 entire letter to Marseille handstamped "S MALO", most probably carried via the Channel Islands. (6). Photo on Page 188. £350-400
1234
Click to view full image... 1768-93 Entire letters with 1768 entire letter from St. Malo to Guernsey privately carried, endorsed inside "Le Bateau une Prive"; 1773 entire letter from Barcelona to Guernsey endorsed "Par La Voye de St Malot"; and 1776-93 entire letters all from Guernsey to Nantes handstamped "S. MALO" (3, two types), "ST MALO" or "34 / ST MALO", all fine. (7). Photo on Page 188. £300-350
1235
  1816 Entire letter from Jersey with "COLONIES PAR / ST MALO" and 1823-36 entire letters and an entire from Jersey, Guernsey (5) or from Bahia sent via Jersey with "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST MALO" (6, two with underlined "6", one with "P. 34. P / ST. MALO") or boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" with a St. Malo c.d.s. (8). £320-360
1236
  c.1820-37 Entire letters from Jersey or Guernsey (6, also one without origin) and an entire endorsed "Courrier de Jersey", handstamped with "COLONIES PAR / ST MALO" (2), "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST. MALO" (6, four with underlined "6" and St. Malo c.d.s) or boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" and a St. Malo c.d.s. (9). £350-400
1237
  1820-38 Entire letters from Guernsey (4) handstamped "COLONIES PAR / ST MALO", "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST MALO" in black or red (unusual in this colour, with underlined "6" and boxed "P.P" applied in error and crossed out), or boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" with a St. Malo c.d.s, also 1829 entire letter from Alicante to Guernsey with "34 / ST. MALO", one letter from the French Consular Agent in Guernsey. (5). £240-300
1238
  1820-38 Entire letters from Jersey with "34 / ST. MALO", or from Guernsey (3) with "COLONIES PAR / ST MALO", "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST MALO" with underlined "6" and "34 / ST MALO", or boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER" with a St. Malo c.d.s. (4). £180-220
1239
  1829-43 Entire letters (19) and a cover to Guernsey all with St. Malo transit datestamps, most from Paris (20). £180-240
1240
  1839-53 Entire letters (13) and a cover from Jersey (8) or Guernsey (3), or from France to Guernsey (2) or Jersey, with "OUTRE-MER / ST MALO" c.d.s in red (4), "ILES-C / ST MALO" c.d.s in red (6, one also with handstruck "3"), "ST MALO" c.d.s in red or black (3), all fine. (14). £300-350
1241
  1839-59 Entire letters (3) and an entire from Jersey with "OUTRE-MER / ST MALO" c.d.s in black or red, or "ILES-C / ST. MALO" c.d.s in black or red, all very fine and very scarce in black, two with red Jersey datestamps. (4). £280-320
1242
  1843 Entire letters from Trieste to Guernsey all with red "FRANCO" and datestamps of Trieste and "Autr. / Huningue", backstamped at St. Malo and Guernsey. (3). £120-150
1243
  1843-51 Entire letters and entires from Guernsey with oval framed "P.F" in red (2, both to Trieste) or "P.D" in black, or from Jersey with oval framed "P.D" in red or blue (both with matching Jersey datestamps), all with red "ILES-C / ST. MALO" c.d.s, all fine. (5). £240-280
1244
  1863-80 Entire letters (9), covers (3) and a 1d postcard from Jersey, most to St. Malo, franked at 4d (3), 3d (4) or 2 1/2d rates (5, one bearing 1880 1d + three 1/2d stamps), various "409" obliterator or duplex cancels, seven with circular framed "PD" in red (2) or black (5), all with red "ILES-C / ST MALO" c.d.s. (13). £320-360
1245
  1864-71 Cover, entire letter and an entire all from Guernsey to France sent via Jersey with black circular framed "PD", two with Jersey transit datestamps, franked 1862 4d, 1d red strip of three or 1867 9d straw unusually paying the triple rate, all with Guernsey 324 duplexs and red "ILES-C / ST MALO" c.d.s. (3). £100-120
1246
  1866 Entire letters from Jersey or Guernsey both franked by four 1d reds but underpaid and charged 12 decimes, red boxed "AFFRANCHISMENT / INSUFFISANT" or manuscript "Stamped Insufficient" with red "ILES-C / ST. MALO" c.d.s. (2). £100-120
1247
  1881-1932 Covers, cards and a front from Guernsey (2) or Jersey (7) to France or from France to Jersey (4) or Guernsey (4) all with St. Malo transit datestamps, also various picture postcards of St. Malo, etc. (17++). £100-120

St. Servan

1248
  1816-17 Entire letters from Guernsey to Nantes with "34 / ST. SERVAN", scarce. (2). £120-150
1249
Click to view full image... 1822 Entire letter from Guernsey to Nantes with manuscript "Colonie Par" alongside "34 / ST SERVAN" handstamp, fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 188. £150-180

Napoleonic Wars & French Revolution

1250
  1793-94 Letters (no address panels) all concerned with intelligence and sending people secretly from the islands to the mainland to seek information from contacts previously made through trade and smuggling; information acquired convinced William Pitt to delay any invasion of France. The letters, mostly sent to the Earl Moira, written by the Governor of Jersey the 6th Earl Balcarres (8) concerning garrisoning the islands, rumours from France, French ships sighted near the islands, landing agents in France, etc., also letters from Col. Craig concerning a landing in France by the Royalist army (2), letters from Moira or Admiral MacBride (2), 1793 (Apr 16) note from Peter Le Mesurier in Alderney concerning a payment of £60.12.00 disbursed on government service and a similar 1794 (June 12) note from Thomas Sausmarez on Guernsey for £769.8.4 cash advance for secret services. All fifteen letters with full typed transcriptions, also a printed 1798 notice of islanders who have contributed funds for the government service. A fascinating and unique group. (16). £400-500
1251
  1805 Entire from Guernsey to Malta sent by the northern route via Hamburg due to the war with France, handstamped "HAMBURG" and red "Germanie", very unusual. £120-150
Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
Details: VIEWING:
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