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FRANCE Trial Color Proofs
Lot No Type Description Price
9975 ESS image FRANCE (1943) Picardy hat*. Scott No B167. Yvert No 593. Trial Color Plate Proof privately perforated. **. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $75
9976 ESS image FRANCE (1943) Costume from Auvergne. Scott No B171. Yvert No 597. Privately perforated Trial Color Plate Proof in metallic green. **. Very unusual item!
AVAILABLE AT $75
18545 ESS FRANCE (1948) French Revolutionary Heroes*. Complete set of 8 trial color proof pairs (in colors different from actual stamps). Centenary of the French Revolution of 1848. Scott Nos B224-31, Yvert Nos 795-802. The imperforates are valued at $160, so this is a bargain at this price for the rarer trial color proofs. Scarce! image (Image b) (Image c) (Image d)
AVAILABLE AT $60
10170 ESS image FRANCE (1949) US & French flags*. Plane*. Steamship*. Trial color plate proof in bluish-grey. Franco-American friendship. Scott No 622. Yvert No 840. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $40
12255 ESS image FRANCE (1949) Antoine Watteau*. Scott No B240. Yvert No 855. Famous painter. Portrait by BOUCHER. Trial color die proof in green with color code 1319Lx. Only 3 were issued in this color.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9844 ESS image FRANCE (1950) Children playing*. Spring. Trial color die proof in green depicting fountain sculpture by Bouchardon. Scott No B244, Yvert No 859.
AVAILABLE AT $100
9845 ESS image FRANCE (1950) Children playing*. Summer. Trial color die proof in green depicting fountain sculpture by Bouchardon. Scott No B245, Yvert No 860.
AVAILABLE AT $100
350 ESS image FRANCE (1951) Musset*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No B259, Yvert No 892.
AVAILABLE AT $50
2927 ESS image FRANCE (1951) Talleyrand*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No B262, Yvert No 895.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9620 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Cyclists*. Trial color proof in multicolor. 50th anniversary of Tour de France. Scott No 693, Yvert No 955. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $35
11669 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Célimène*. Trial color proof. French Theatre. Scott No 689, Yvert No 956. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $20
11670 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Hermani*. Trial color proof. French Theatre. Scott No 691, Yvert No 958. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $20
17462 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Swimmers*. Runner*. Fencer*. Canoers*. Rowers*. Horseman*. Set of 6 trial color proofs, Helsinki Olympics issue. Scott Nos 700-5, Yvert Nos 960-5. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
17463 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Swimmers*. Trial color proof. Helsinki Olympics. Scott No 700, Yvert No 960.
AVAILABLE AT $20
17465 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Fencers*. Trial color proof. Helsinki Olympics. Scott No 702, Yvert No 962.
AVAILABLE AT $20
17466 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Canoers*. Trial color proof. Helsinki Olympics. Scott No 703, Yvert No 963.
AVAILABLE AT $30
9510 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Nord-Aviation Noratlas*. Trial color corner strip of 3. Scott No C30, Yvert No PA31.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9957 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Stenay*. Trial color proof corner block of 4. Scott No 727. Yvert No 839.
AVAILABLE AT $40
10332 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Glass*. Porcelain*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No 713, Yvert No 972. Not easy to find!
AVAILABLE AT $30
11201 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Genoese felucca*. Trial color proof in red. Maritime postal service. Scott No B311, Yvert No 1093. Lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $20
12259 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Young Girl With Doves*. Scott No B292. Yvert No 1007. Painting by GREUZE. Trial color die proof in blue with color code 112Lc. Only 3 were issued in this color. Small crease in lower left margin.
AVAILABLE AT $175
12260 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Young Girl With Doves*. Scott No B292. Yvert No 1007. Painting by GREUZE. Trial color die proof in violet with color code 112Lc. Only 3 were issued in this color.
AVAILABLE AT $175
12857 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Mère* tenant son enfant*. Yvert No 1006. Scott No B291. Peinture par Eugène Carrière "Maternité." Epreuve de couleur en sépia avec code de couleur (1604Lx) au crayon. Tirage: seulement 3 exemplaires dans cette couleur. Très rare!
AVAILABLE AT $175
2680 ESS image FRANCE (1955) Thimonnier*. Sewing machine*. Black print on carton. Scott No 758, Yvert No 1013. First time I've seen this kind of proof.
AVAILABLE AT $25
10877 ESS image FRANCE (1955) Saint-Simon*. Trial color proof pair. Saint-Simon (1760-1825) was a social philosopher who proposed that a scientific division of labor would result in spontaneous social harmony. Scott No 740, Yvert No 1008. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $30
11656 ESS image FRANCE (1955) Thimonnier*. Sewing machine*. Trial color proof pair. Invention of the sewing machine. Scott No 758, Yvert No 1013.
AVAILABLE AT $40
9357 ESS image FRANCE (1956) "Smile of Rheims"*. "Spring" by Botticelli*. Trial color proof single. Scott No 796, Yvert No 1061.
AVAILABLE AT $12
10723 ESS image FRANCE (1956) Cable Railway to Pic Midi*. Trial color proofs in strip of 4 with multicolor. Scott No 808, Yvert No 1079. Attractive!
AVAILABLE AT $80
11326 ESS image FRANCE (1956) Pelote players*. Trial color proof in blue. Scott No 802, Yvert No 1073. Unusual!
AVAILABLE AT $30
10564 ESS image FRANCE (1957) Scales*. Magnifying glass*. Papers*. Trial color proof in multicolor. 150th anniversary of Audit Department. Scott No 832, Yvert No 1107. Nice, friendly people. Really!
AVAILABLE AT $15
10565 ESS image FRANCE (1957) Newton*. Trial color proof strip of 4. Scott No 861, Yvert No 1136.
AVAILABLE AT $75
13565 ESS image FRANCE (1957) Symbols of justice*. Trial color proof. 150th anniversary of Cour de Comptes. Scott No 832, Yvert No 1107.
AVAILABLE AT $10
10586 ESS image FRANCE (1958) Philippe Pinel*. Trial color plate proof in blue. Pinel was a pioneer in the humane treatment of the mentally ill. Scott No 865, Yvert No 1142. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $20
10587 ESS image FRANCE (1958) Leriche*. Trial color proof in red. Leriche was a surgeon who recognized the importance of treating the whole patient. Scott No 868, Yvert No 1145. Très beau!
AVAILABLE AT $20
11327 ESS image FRANCE (1958) Naval jousting*. Trial color proof in blue. Scott No 884, Yvert No 1162. Not easy to find!
AVAILABLE AT $20
9512 ESS image FRANCE (1959) Test pilots*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5 with multicolor. Scott No 925, Yvert No 1213.
AVAILABLE AT $80
10566 ESS image FRANCE (1959) D'Alembert*. Wheel*. Books*. Trial color proof strip of 5. D'Alembert resolved a controversy in mathematical physics regarding the conservation of kinetic energy. Scott No B332, Yvert No 1209.
AVAILABLE AT $80
11753 ESS image FRANCE (1959) Globe*. Book*. T-square*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 3 different colors. 150th anniversary of Palm Leaf medal. Scott No 905, Yvert No 1190. Attractive!
AVAILABLE AT $40
11754 ESS image FRANCE (1959) Sens River*. Palms*. Trial color plate proof, Guadeloupe tourist issue. Scott No 909, Yvert No 1194. A scarce issue!
AVAILABLE AT $20
13516 ESS image FRANCE (1959) Palace of Industry & Technology*. Trial color proof in maroon. Scott No 923, Yvert No 1206. Not easy to find!
AVAILABLE AT $12
18712 ESS image FRANCE (1960) Grand BĂ©nard Massif*. Cilaos church*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. Scott No 949, Yvert No 1241.
AVAILABLE AT $75
9267 ESS image FRANCE (1962) "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet"*. Full sheet of 25 trial color proofs. Painting by Courbet. Scott No 1049, Yvert No 1363.
AVAILABLE AT $1,200
9268 ESS image FRANCE (1962) "Madame Manet on Blue Sofa"*. Full sheet of 25 trial color proofs. Painting by Manet. Scott No 1050, Yvert No 1364.
AVAILABLE AT $1,200
9269 ESS image FRANCE (1962) "Guards Officer on Horseback"*. Full sheet of 25 trial color proofs. Painting by GĂ©ricault. Scott No 1051, Yvert No 1365.
AVAILABLE AT $1,200
9270 ESS image FRANCE (1963) Jacob* wrestling the angel*. Scott No 1054. Yvert No 1376. Trial Color Plate Proofs in margin strip of 5 with color codes. Painting by Delacroix.
AVAILABLE AT $200
11704 ESS image FRANCE (1963) Caesar's Tower*. Trial color proofs in strip of 3 different colors. Scott no 1102, Yvert No 1392a. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $50
9273 ESS image FRANCE (1964) Jean Le Bon*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Scott No 1084, Yvert No 1413.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9814 ESS image FRANCE (1964) Champlevé enamel*. Trial color proof block margin strip of 5 with color codes. Scott No 1106, Yvert No 1424.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9815 ESS image FRANCE (1964) Champlevé enamel*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No 1106, Yvert No 1424.
AVAILABLE AT $65
10681 ESS image FRANCE (1965) Croix de Guerre*. Trial color proofs in strip of 3 different colors. Scott No 1123, Yvert No 1452.
AVAILABLE AT $40
10727 ESS image FRANCE (1965) Moustiers-St.-Marie*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 3 with multicolor. Scott No 1126, Yvert No 1436. Attractive!
AVAILABLE AT $50
11206 ESS image FRANCE (1965) Sailboat*. Aix-les-Bains*. Trial color proofs in strip of 3 with multicolor. Scott No 1127, Yvert No 1437. Attractive!
AVAILABLE AT $50
9281 ESS image FRANCE (1966) Jean Lurçat tapestry. Scott No 1152. Yvert No 1493. "The Moon and the Bull." Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5. **.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9380 ESS image FRANCE (1966) Baptism of Judas*. Trial color proof. Scott No 1151, Yvert no 1492. Lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $40
12263 ESS image FRANCE (1966) De La Tour. Light*. Hands*. Scott No 1150. Yvert No 1479. "The New Born." Trial Color Plate Proof pair. **.
AVAILABLE AT $80
14669 ESS image FRANCE (1966) "The Moon & The Bull"* tapestry by Lurçat. Trial color proofs in strip of 3. Scott No 1152, Yvert No 1493. Magnificent!
AVAILABLE AT $120
17874 ESS image FRANCE (1966) UNESCO*. Trial color proof in brown. Scott No 2O7, Yvert No SER37.
AVAILABLE AT $40
9282 ESS image FRANCE (1967) "Portrait of Model*. by Renoir. Trial color proofs in partial sheet of 20. Scott No 1207, Yvert No 1570.
AVAILABLE AT $750
10568 ESS image FRANCE (1967) Scales*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 5 with multicolor. 9th International Accountancy Congress. Scott No 1193, Yvert No 1529. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $60
11020 ESS image FRANCE (1967) European Broadcasting Union emblem*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 3 different colors. Scott No 1171, Yvert No 1515. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $50
11985 ESS image FRANCE (1967) Cross of Lorraine*. Trial color proof margin pair in different colors. 25th anniversary of battle of Bir Hakiem. Scott No 1194, Yvert No 1532. Lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $30
13568 ESS image FRANCE (1967) King Louis IX*. Trial color proof pair from margin of sheet. St. Louis holding audience with poor. Scott No 1201, Yvert No 1539.
AVAILABLE AT $20
16630 ESS image FRANCE (1967) Balance*. Trial color proof pair in different colors from margin of sheet. 9th International Accountancy Conference. Scott No 1193, Yvert No 1529. Different aspect of topic!
AVAILABLE AT $20
495 ESS image FRANCE (1968) Postal cheques*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 2. Scott No 1202, Yvert No 1542.
AVAILABLE AT $25
9361 ESS image FRANCE (1968) Bas relief "La Danse"*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. Sculpture by Bourdelle. Scott No 1206, Yvert No 1569.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9430 ESS image FRANCE (1968) Larousse*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 5 with multicolor. Scott No 1213, Yvert No 1560a. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $75
11411 ESS image FRANCE (1968) Runners*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 5. Mexico Olympics. Scott No 1223, Yvert No 1573. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $225
422 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Mailman's omnibus*. Trial color proof strip of 3. Scott no B425, Yvert No 1589.
AVAILABLE AT $50
1435 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Woman warming hands over fire*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Scott Nos B424, Yvert Nos 1620. Painting ("Winter") by Mignard.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9362 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Peasant by hearth*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Bas-relief from Amiens cathedral. Scott No 1236, Yvert No 1586.
AVAILABLE AT $200
11337 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Kayaking*. Scott No 1254. Yvert No 1609. Canoe & Kayak World Championships. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5 with multicolor. **. Beautiful!
AVAILABLE AT $200
18010 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Woman with sheaves of grain*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Scott Nos B423, Yvert Nos 1619. Painting ("Summer") by Mignard.
AVAILABLE AT $200
2156 ESS image FRANCE (1970) Lord & Lady*. Dissay chapel*. Trial color proof strip of 3. Scott No B443, Yvert No 1661.
AVAILABLE AT $75
2157 ESS image FRANCE (1970) Angel with whips*. Disssay chapel*. Trial color proof strip of 3. Scott No B444, Yvert No 1662.
AVAILABLE AT $75
457 ESS FRANCE (1971) Daurat*. Vanier*. Plane*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. Scott No C45, Yvert No PA46. Crease between two stamps visible from back. image
AVAILABLE AT $95
9367 ESS image FRANCE (1971) St. Matthew*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Sculpture from Strasbourg cathedral. Scott No 1295, Yvert No 1654.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9550 ESS image FRANCE (1971) Farman*. Biplane*. Trial color proof strip of 5. Farman invented ailerons and was a founder of the company that later became Air France. Scott No B448, Yvert No 1670.
AVAILABLE AT $75
9289 ESS image FRANCE (1972) L'Etude*. Trial color plate proofs in margin strip of 5. Painting of Fragonard. Scott No 1327, Yvert No 1702.
AVAILABLE AT $200
11223 ESS image FRANCE (1972) Newfoundland sailing vessel*. Trial color proofs in vertical margin strip of 5. CĂ´te d'Emeraude. Colors very different from final stamp! Scott No 1343, Yvert No 1717. Beautiful!
AVAILABLE AT $100
7856 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Industry exhibition hall. Trial color proof strip of 3. Scott No 1384, Yvert No 1775.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9369 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Angel*. Trial color plate proofs in margin strip of 5. Wood carving by d'Ahun. Scott No 1361, Yvert No 1733.
AVAILABLE AT $200
17220 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Rene Duguay-Trouin*. Sailing ships*. Trial color proof strip of 4. Scott No B467, Yvert No 1748.
AVAILABLE AT $40
11225 ESS image FRANCE (1974) Life Saving: Sea Rescue*. Scott No 1401. Yvert No 1791. Trial Color Plate Proofs in margin strip of 3 with multicolor. **.
AVAILABLE AT $40
11986 ESS image FRANCE (1974) General Koenig*. Trial color proof in light brown. 30th anniversary of liberation of France. Scott No 1410, Yvert No 1796.
AVAILABLE AT $15
15239 ESS image FRANCE (1974) St. Nicolas de Porte basilica*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No 1405, Yvert No 1810.
AVAILABLE AT $35
15253 ESS image FRANCE (1974) Arphila*. Trial color proof margin strip of 10. Scott No 1390, Yvert No 1783.
AVAILABLE AT $100
15561 ESS image FRANCE (1975) Gazelle helicopter*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No 1437, Yvert No 1805.
AVAILABLE AT $75
2161 ESS image FRANCE (1976) Croix Rouge. Sculptures tombales*. Yvert No 1910-1. Scott No B496-7. Eglise de Brou Ă  Bourg en Bresse. Essais de couleur en bande de 4. **.
AVAILABLE AT $130
2847 ESS image FRANCE (1976) Stylised flower*. Trial color proof strip of 3 in different colors. Scott No 2O17, Yvert No S51.
AVAILABLE AT $50
11229 ESS image FRANCE (1976) Naval reserve*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5 with multicolor. Scott No 1475, Yvert No 1874.
AVAILABLE AT $60
9300 ESS image FRANCE (1977) Vasarely. Scott No 1519. Yvert No 1924. Three dimensional design. Trial Color Plate Proofs in margin strip of 5 with color codes in pencil. **.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9301 ESS image FRANCE (1977) Excoffon. Scott No 1559. Yvert No 1951. Abstract painting. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5.
AVAILABLE AT $200
18842 ESS FRANCE (1977) Santons de Provence: chemineau* et guérisseuse*. Yvert No 1959-60. Scott No B503-4. Essais de couleur, bord de feuille, en bande de 5 avec codes de couleur. **. Superbe! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $200
9303 ESS image FRANCE (1978) Tournament under Louis XIV*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Etching. Scott No 1582, Yvert No 1983.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9306 ESS image FRANCE (1979) "Head of Marianne"*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Painting by Dali. Scott No 1628, Yvert No 2067.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9438 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Corteline*. Trial color plate proof. Scott No B517, Yvert No 2032.
AVAILABLE AT $12
9760 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Butterfly*. Child*. Bird*. Flowers*. Books*. Trial color plate proof in margin strip of 5 with multicolor and printer's color codes at bottom. International Year of the Child. Scott No 1624, Yvert No 2028.
AVAILABLE AT $240
16369 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Simon Magus*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No B522, Yvert No 2071.
AVAILABLE AT $25
9375 ESS image FRANCE (1980) Zadkine. Scott No 1689. Yvert No 2074. Sculpture: "Woman holding fan." Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5. **.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9041 ESS image FRANCE (1981) Grapes from the Promised Land*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. Scott No B531, Yvert No 2117.
AVAILABLE AT $80
11233 ESS image FRANCE (1981) Ship*. Naval Academy*. Scott No 1777. Yvert No 2170. 150th anniversary of the Naval Academy. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5 with color codes in the margin. **.
AVAILABLE AT $50
11350 ESS image FRANCE (1981) Stylised fencers*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. World Fencing Championship. Scott No 1747, Yvert No 2147.
AVAILABLE AT $120
9376 ESS image FRANCE (1982) Marc Boyan. Scott No 1840. Yvert No 2234. "The Family." Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5. **.
AVAILABLE AT $200
10370 ESS image FRANCE (1982) Hands* grasping one another. Scott No 1825. Yvert No 2204. Struggle against racism. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5, all multicolors (printed on 6 color press). **.
AVAILABLE AT $60
10624 ESS image FRANCE (1982) Henri Mondor. Surgery. Author. Scott No B542. Yvert No 2226. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5. **.
AVAILABLE AT $75

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