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  • Lot# : 961 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1/II+3/II+P4
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    Incoming Mail from the Ottoman Empire 1863: Second Printing 2 pi. black on blue thin paper in a horizontal pair, right hand stamp showing "Broken upper Frame Line", 20 pa. black on yellow thin paper and Postage Due 5 pi. black on brown-red thin paper with Plate Flaw "Broken Tughra", used on 1863 cover to Filibe (Filipopel), Bulgaria cancelled by dotted 'Battal' in black. Illustrated in 'Cover Story' by M. Basaran on page 115. A superb and colourful cover for the connoisseur of the issue. Opinion Todd (2013).
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 962 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/II+3/II
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    1863: Second Printing 1 pi. black on thin slate purple paper and 2 pi. black on thin blue paper, fine used examples tied to 1863 cover from Constantinople to Filibe (Filipopel) by dotted 'Battal' lattice in black. A fine and most attractive cover. Signed A. Diena, Calves. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Otto Hornung; Collection Gavin Fryer.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 963 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/IIxb+3/IIxa
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    1863: Second Printing 1 pi. black on thin slate purple paper with sheet margin and 2 pi. black on thin blue paper also with sheet margin, fine used examples tied to undated cover probably from Constantinople and addressed to Filibe (Filipopel) by 'Battal' lattice of dots but rather smeared and unclear in black. Despite the cancellation, a remarkable and very rare usage of marginal adhesives on letter. Opinion Todd (2013).rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 964 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/IIIya+3/Ixa
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    1863/64: Third Printing 1 pi. black grey thick surface coloured paper used with Second printing 2 pi. black on thin greenish blue paper, on cover from Constantinople to Filibe (Filipopel) tied by two strikes of the 'Battal' lattice of dots in black of Deraliye. A fine and scarce cover. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 30161.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 965 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1/IIIya+3/IIxa
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    1863/64: Third Printing 1 pi. black lilac-grey thick surface coloured paper used with Second printing 2 pi. black on thin greenish blue paper, on cover from Constantinople to Filibe (Filipopel) tied by two strikes of the 'Battal' lattice of dots in black of Deraliye. The 1 pi. with hole possibly caused by the cancellation and the 2 pi. probably sheet marginal, a scarce cover. Signed Tefvik Kuyas. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 30280.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 966 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/III
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    1863/64: Third Printing 1 pi. black on thick lilac paper, a fine sheet marginal example used on 1864 entire letter from Deraliye, Constantinople to Filibe (Filipopel), Bulgaria tied by unusually superb strike of the dotted lattice obliterator (Brandt 2) in black. A further adhesive was applied at lower left and removed by the Postal Clerk, the space being heavily cancelled by a further lattice to denote this. A fine and most attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Herry Schaefer, exhibited at the Istanbul Exhibition in 1996.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 967 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/IIIya
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    1863/64: 1 pi. black on slate-grey thick surface coloured paper, used on cover from Edirne to Filbe (Filipopel) tied by dotted Edirne handstamp (C&W fig. 3 / Brandt IIB/3) in blue. Some age spots but a scarce cover. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 30286.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 968 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : P2b+P3b
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    1863/64: Postage Due 1 pi. black and 2 pi. black, each on thin orange-brown paper with blue Control bands, centrally applied to 1864 cover addressed to Rustschuk but without cancellation, the 1 pi. overlapping the 2 pi. which is affected by file fold. An unusual cover - most probably genuine (double the 1½ piastre deficiency) and from a known correspondence but this cannot of course be realistically confirmed. Opinion Todd (2013). Sold "As Is / Tel Quel". 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 969 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1/IIxa+3/IIxa
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    1863: Second Printing 20 pa. black on thin yellow paper and 2 pi. black on thin blue paper, fine used examples tied to cover from Constantinople to Sofia by dotted 'Battal' lattice in blue (Brandt II). Unillustrated in Basaran. A fine and most attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Bergfeld.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 970 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/IIxa
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    1863: Second Printing 1 pi. black on thin lilac paper, a fine horizontal strip of three used on cover addressed to Sofia, good margins all round, tied by 'Battal' lattice of dots handstamps in black. Slight closed tear to envelope but a rare multiple franking: Basaran illustrates no further strips of three of this stamp on letter. Illustrated in 'Cover Story' by Basaran on page 61. A rare and appealing franking. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Bergfeld.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 971 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2/IIIyb
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    1863/64: Third Printing 1 pi. black on pale-grey blue thick surface coloured paper, showing Plate Variety "Broken Toughra" clearly (see Basaran 'Tughra Stamps, page 118) used on registered cover from Constantinople addressed to the 3rd. Army in Shumnu, Bulgaria (gold dusted ink) tied by fine strike of the 'Battal' dotted lattice in black. Further adhesive removed at right but an important cover, Basaran states that the variety is unique to this one letter. Illustrated in Basaran 'Cover Story' on page 131. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 30287.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 972 Bulgaria

    Russian mail during and after War of Liberation 1877/78: ​Lot three stampless official lettersheets to Tarnovo, one with Russian 'POLEVAYA POCHT. KONTORA' cds's of the first and second Fieldpost office on reverse and obverse (1 SEP 1878), one with Gabrovo PO strike in blue on reverse (3 FEB 1878), the last cover with two strikes of Sistovo PO in blue on reverse (14 MAR 1878), these in the first 'Russian' Type. Large part of covers are missing, but an interesting ensemble.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 973 Bulgaria

    1854/1954: The Postal History selection (25 items) with 1857 entire with 'An janib-i Sofiya' negative seal handstamp, 1863 entire prepaid to Constantinople with fine Austrian P.O. RUSTSCHUK cds and FRANCO in blue, 1908 registered covers to Constantinople with Ferdinand 5'0 st. and 75 st. frankings, 1914 cards from Dedeagatch and Xanthy etc.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF
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