1849 1fr carmine-brown fine used 3-4 very close to good margins, neatly cancelled with diamond grid and thinned top right corner rubbed on obverse, expertised twice on reverse by Buhler, mainly very sound, SG 18.
1860 Attractive small cover Paris to New York bearing Napoleon Empire 80c bright rose x 2 (small margins) tied dotted diamond cancels, and a variety of PD, Am Service boxed h/s in red on obverse, plus USA arrival PAID / NEW YORK, and manuscript 6 in red crayon, few minor faults and wrinkles but impressive 160c rate.
1862-1969 DAVO standard printed album (very fine) with a useful collection of fine used defins and commems, noted Airs 1927 2fr ovptd CDS used with large thin (cat £300), 1928 Air surcharge 10f on 90c red (taken as forgery, thinned Cat £3500 genuine), Napoleon imperfs to 80c, huge range of defins and commems with year runs from 1940s to 1960s, nice clean lot for expansion, expensive new current retail around £150.
1982-1999 A superb unmounted mint collection in two SAFE printed hingeless luxury albums with a high degree of completion, includes most commem sets, miniature sheets, defin sets, extra booklets and panes, attractive lot with good face and catalogue values €2000++. Albums expensive new!
COLOUR TRIALS: Napoleon Empire France imperfs mainly in pairs for the 25c value printed on ungummed thin white paper includes ten pairs, two singles, three blocks of 4 and three pairs with double impressions, mostly fine, (40).
Early to modern collection in well filled (remaindered) Victoria album with plenty of useful seen from 19th century to 1979, many perf defins for Ceres and Napoleon, Peace & Commerce, Olivier & Merson, many commems fine used, 100s, needs rehousing and sorting out, 100s.