FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Stamp Auctions

Lot 280 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

Lot 280 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

1870 (6 Oct) "L'Armand Barbes" FL franked with 20c Laureated, canceled Paris Pl. De La Bourse, endorsed "Par Ballon Monte", with arrival pmk on back, fine
Estimate: $150

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 281 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

Lot 281 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

1870 (31 Dec) Lettre Journal de Paris, Gazette des Absents, franked with 20c blue, tied by red Paris 31 Dec.70 departure pmk to Royan, with arrival pmk on back, some overall toning, red cancels are scarce
Estimate: $150

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 385 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

Lot 385 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

1870 (28 Oct) Ballon Monte FL franked with 80c Empire, canceled by "15" large numerals in Star, Paris R.Bonaparte departure cds alongside, carried on ""Le Colonel Charas" to Wlodzimir, Russia (today Volodymyr-Volynsky in Ukraine), red boxed "P.D.", fine Ballon Monte to present day Ukraine
Estimate: $2500

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 475 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 475 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1871 (3 Jan) "Le Duquesne" Ballon Monte FL franked with 20c Laureated, tied by "37" Paris Star cancel, with Bt Malesherbes departure pmks alongside, sent to St.Omer (Pas des Calais), with 13 Jan.71 arrival postmark on back, fine, with 2015 Roumet certificate
Estimate: $100

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 473 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 473 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1870-71 "Gazette des Absents", No.21, 22, 23 and 24, four different FLs, each with 20c Ceres franking, couple of minor perf. faults, fine lot
Estimate: $300

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 474 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 474 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1871 (13 Jan) "Le Vaucanson" Ballon Monte, FL with decorative Flag imprint, franked with 30c Laureated, tied by "5" Paris Star cancel, with R.de Bondy departure pmk below, sent to Belgium, with Brussels arrival postmark on back, usual filing folds, with 2017 Roumet certificate
Estimate: $500

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 2363 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Lot 2363 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

1870 (9 Nov) FL to Switzerland, franked with 10c Laureated, used in combination with pair of 10c Ceres, all cancelled "5" and by Rue Bondy departure cds, fine, with Bern (28 Nov) arrival pmk, signed Roumet. A fine and very rare mixed franking usage on Ballon Monte
Estimate: $1500

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 4351 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History — Including the George Shalimoff Collection

Lot 4351 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History — Including the George Shalimoff Collection

1871 (10 Jan) Ballon "Kepler" FL to Dieppe, franked with 20c Siege of Paris tied by light "35" in star with Jan 10 "Paris/ Ministere des Finances" cds, redirected to Boulogne-Sur-Mer, backstamped Dieppe (illegible date), Paris au Havre transit (Jan 13) and Boulogne-Sur-Mer (Jan 17), fine (Maury €500)
Estimate: $150

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 4350 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History — Including the George Shalimoff Collection

Lot 4350 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History — Including the George Shalimoff Collection

1870 (18 Oct) Ballon "Victor Hugo", FL to Montrichard franked with 20c Napoleon Laureate tied by Oct 17 "Paris/ R. Cardinal-Lemoine" cds, backstamped Montrichard, Oct 22; content is an articulate 3-page letter from a soldier defending the city, v.f. It was unusual for this post office to use their datestamp as a cancelling device (Maury €450)
Estimate: $200

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
Lot 419 - FRANCE  1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 419 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1870 (11 December) Le General Renault, flimsy envelope addressed to London, endorsed "Par Ballon Monte," paying 30c with 10c and 20c Ceres, canceled "1556" (Fourcamont), with framed "P.D." on front, handed to pilot, with excellent strike of "Republique Francaise Dartois & Yon Aeronautes du Gouvernement" in blue, arrival pmk, paper strengthening, otherwise fine, signed Bolaffi, Albert Schneider, etc., with 2002 Roger Calves Certificate. A rarity (Maury 41)
Cat. Val. €14,000
Estimate: $5000

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FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte