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FRANCE Trial Color Proofs
Lot No Type Description Price
4295 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 for a set of singles, so this is a bargain at this price for the rarer trial color proofs. Scarce! image (Image b) (Image c) (Image d)
AVAILABLE AT $175
18848 ESS FRANCE (1948) French Revolutionary Heroes*. Complete set of 8 trial color proofs (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
10187 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
9860 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
9862 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
9629 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
17433 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
17434 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Swimmers*. Trial color proof. Helsinki Olympics. Scott No 700, Yvert No 960.
AVAILABLE AT $20
17436 ESS image FRANCE (1953) Canoers*. Trial color proof. Helsinki Olympics. Scott No 703, Yvert No 963.
AVAILABLE AT $30
9973 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Stenay*. Trial color proof corner block of 4. Scott No 727. Yvert No 839.
AVAILABLE AT $40
11184 ESS image FRANCE (1954) Genoese felucca*. Trial color proof in red. Maritime postal service. Scott No B311, Yvert No 1093. Lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $20
12860 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
10891 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
11617 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
9345 ESS image FRANCE (1956) "Smile of Rheims"*. "Spring" by Botticelli*. Trial color proof single. Scott No 796, Yvert No 1061.
AVAILABLE AT $12
10752 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
11310 ESS image FRANCE (1956) Pelote players*. Trial color proof in blue. Scott No 802, Yvert No 1073. Unusual!
AVAILABLE AT $30
13591 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
16554 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
10625 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
11311 ESS image FRANCE (1958) Naval jousting*. Trial color proof in blue. Scott No 884, Yvert No 1162. Not easy to find!
AVAILABLE AT $20
9521 ESS image FRANCE (1959) Test pilots*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5 with multicolor. Scott No 925, Yvert No 1213.
AVAILABLE AT $80
11727 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
11728 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
13494 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
19263 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
9263 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
9264 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
9265 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
3301 ESS image FRANCE (1963) The Fur Merchants*. Full sheet of trial color proofs, stained glass window in Chartres Cathedral". Scott No 1077, Yvert No 1399. Scan shows only part of sheet. Incredible!
AVAILABLE AT $1,200
5061 ESS image FRANCE (1963) Radio & Television Center*. Trial color proofs in strip of 3 (blue, green, brown). Scott No 1079, Yvert No 1402. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $75
9266 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
9267 ESS image FRANCE (1964) Jean Le Bon*. Trial color proofs in margin strip of 5. Scott No 1084, Yvert No 1413.
AVAILABLE AT $200
10710 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
10754 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
11192 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
9275 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
12219 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
14678 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
17807 ESS image FRANCE (1966) UNESCO*. Trial color proof in brown. Scott No 2O7, Yvert No SER37.
AVAILABLE AT $40
5707 ESS image FRANCE (1967) Élection*. Essaies de couleur en pair. Hugues Capet élu Roi de France. Yvert No 1537, Scott No 1200. Très beau!
AVAILABLE AT $30
9276 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
10508 ESS image FRANCE (1967c) Lions International symbol*. Scott No 1196. Yvert No 1534. Lions' Club 50th Anniversary. Trial Color Proof. **.
AVAILABLE AT $30
10603 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
11031 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
11957 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
16556 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
5383 ESS image FRANCE (1968) Relay Race*. Scott No 1223. Yvert No 1573. Mexico City Olympics. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5 with multicolor. Catalog for imperforates is 575EUR!
AVAILABLE AT $250
9351 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
11387 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
3292 ESS image FRANCE (1969) Peasant by hearth*. Trial color proofs in vertical strip of 3. Bas-relief from Amiens cathedral. Scott No 1236, Yvert No 1586. Catalog value for the imperforates is around $225, and the trial colors are much rarer.]
AVAILABLE AT $75
9352 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
11321 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
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
4652 ESS image FRANCE (1971) Antoine Portal*. Academy of Medicine*. Trial color proof pair with multicolor. Portal was the founder and first president of the Academy of Medicine. Scott No 1326, Yvert No 1699. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $30
9555 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
9283 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
11203 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
4061 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Flamme sous l'Arc de Triomphe*. Essais de couleur en bande de 3 au bord de la feuille. Yvert No 1777, Scott No 1386. Très beau!
AVAILABLE AT $25
7817 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Industry exhibition hall. Trial color proof strip of 3. Scott No 1384, Yvert No 1775.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9358 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
17200 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Rene Duguay-Trouin*. Sailing ships*. Trial color proof strip of 4. Scott No B467, Yvert No 1748.
AVAILABLE AT $40
19153 ESS image FRANCE (1973) Ernest Renan*. Trial color proofs in full sheet of 50. Scott No B464, Yvert No 1745. Note: sheet was too big to fit in scanner, so top of sheet not shown.
AVAILABLE AT $360
2818 XXX LOT WITHDRAWN
AVAILABLE AT 0
11958 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
15223 ESS image FRANCE (1974) St. Nicolas de Porte basilica*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No 1405, Yvert No 1810.
AVAILABLE AT $35
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
11209 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
9293 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
9294 ESS image FRANCE (1977) Excoffon. Scott No 1559. Yvert No 1951. Abstract painting. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5.
AVAILABLE AT $200
19627 ESS image FRANCE (1977) Charles Cros*. Trial color proofs in full sheet of 100. Scott No B502, Yvert No 1956. Poet and inventor in the fields of photography and telegraphy. Conceived the first sound recorder (the paleophone). Note: sheet was too big to fit in scanner, show top of sheet not shown.
AVAILABLE AT $360
9295 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
4673 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Victor Segalen*. Ship*. Scott No 1634. Yvert No 2034. 100th Anniversary of Victor Segalen: physician, explorer, writer. Trial Color Plate Proofs in strip of 5. **.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9298 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
9430 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Corteline*. Trial color plate proof. Scott No B517, Yvert No 2032.
AVAILABLE AT $12
9783 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
16325 ESS image FRANCE (1979) Simon Magus*. Trial color proof pair. Scott No B522, Yvert No 2071.
AVAILABLE AT $25
9364 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
18871 ESS image FRANCE (1980) Heat arising from Earth*. Trial color proof strip of 5 with multicolor. International Geological Conference. Scott No 1711, Yvert No 2093.
AVAILABLE AT $75
19868 ESS image FRANCE (1980) Woman embroidering*. Trial color proofs in full sheet of 50. Scott No 1697, Yvert No 2079. Note: sheet was too big to fit in scanner, show top selvage not shown.
AVAILABLE AT $360
9045 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
11218 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
3340 ESS image FRANCE (1982) Jules Vallès*. Trial color proofs in strip of 5. Scott No 1837, Yvert No 2215.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9365 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
10379 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

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