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Lot# : 1040 Austrian Levant1864: 2 s. yellow, perf. 14 (pulled perfs on bottom of both stamps), two examples used on 1868 Printed Matter entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL 30/5" datestamp in black with oval Triest arrival datestamp (5/6) in black. A scarce franking.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 420 CHF
Lot# : 1041 Austrian Levant1864: Cover to Paris endorsed 'via Kustendje' in manuscript, carried at double rate, franked by 1863 Arms 3 s. green (2), 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, all perf. 14, used in combination with 1864 5 s. rose (2), perf. 9½, all tied by CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (26/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Overpaid 1 soldi for the correct 40 soldi rate, with red 'P.D.' and Strassbourg entry mark on front (Oct 4). Reverse with Vienna transit (Oct 1) and Paris arrival cds. A remarkable and rare mixed issue franking. Signed Pothion.Starting bid : 750 CHFHammer price : 3,200 CHF
Lot# : 1042 Austrian Levant1872: Entire letter from Constantinople to Genova, Italy endorsed 'via Corfu, Brindisi' franked by 1867/74 3 soldi pale green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown all tied by single ring CONSTANTINOPEL cds’s (8/6) in black. Reverse with Brindisi transit and Genova arrival cds (June 13).
Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 200 CHF
Lot# : 1043 Austrian Levant1864/74: Lot 15 used stamps and two pairs, all cancelled in Larnaca with Coat of Arms 15 so. brown with fair but rare straight line "LARNACA / 19 SEPT." handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 1) in black on piece and Coat of Arms 15 so. (2), Franz-Joseph 3 so. green, 5 so. red (2 and a pair), 10 so. blue (1 and pair), 15 so. brown (4), and 25 so. grey in diff. shades (4), all cancelled by LARNACA DI CIPRIO cds's in black or black brown (Tchilinghirian fig. 3). A sound and rare selection.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 360 CHF
Lot# : 1044 Austrian Levant1867/1913: Covers/cards (75+), with Levant Post Office usages from Adrianople with 1900 registered usage, Beirut, Candia with 1867/74 10 s. and Greece Large Hermes 20 l. applied on arrival in Syra, Constantinople incl. 1874 entire with 1867/74 10 s. and 25 s. tied by framed 'Lettere Arrivate Per Mare / Varna', registered frankings, 1899 covere from Canea, 1896 cover from Durazzo, 1905 card from Jaffa, 1912 cover from Janina, Mersina, Prevesa with 1864 3 s. green (3) used to Kerkyra with Greece Large Hermes 20 l. blue applied for inland delivery on arrival (cover is disinfected with slits), Salonica covers incl. 1867/74 issue 5 s. red and 10 s. blue on 1872 to Vienna, 5 s. red (2) on 1875 cover to Venice and registered usages, Scio-Cesme with 1867/74 10 s. used on cover to Syra with Greece Large Hermes 20 l. blue tied on arrival, Smyrna, Tebizionde etc. Condition varies but some attractive covers present.Starting bid : 750 CHFHammer price : 1,700 CHF
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