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Bidboard # 1940
Lot # 372
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $867.70
Current Bid: $170
Wallis and Futuna # 1/498. C2/C195

In a philatelic tribute to the isolation of this French colony North of Fiji in the Pacific, the collector hid this grouping of 285 mostly mint stamps in the middle of a 64-page Lighthouse stockbook with acetate strips! A total of 285 stamps, up to 1997 (the early ones are hinged, as usual). Includes good representation of the "France Libre" overprints, as well as French Colonial common design, and popular topics such as birds and aircraft. Very clean and attractive grouping. 2023 Scott US$642.75 =