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  • Lot# : 186 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1875: Great Britain 2½ d. mauve, pl. 1 on white paper, a used example on 1875 cover from Beirut to Livorno, tied by bold "G06" obliterator in black with corresponding BRITISH POST OFFICE / BEYROUT cds (Sept 9) alongside in black; prepaying the rate to Alexandria, Egypt with Italy 1874 'Estero' 40 c. carmine (Sassone 7) applied for the rate to Livorno via Brindisi where tied in transit by double ring cds (Sept 22) in black with additional strike alongside. Livorno arrival cds (Sept 24) on reverse. The cover with minor bends and a vertical break in face panel not greatly affecting the appearance of an extremely rare and attractive combination usage. Cert. Sorani (1999).
    Starting bid : 7,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 192 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Beirut 1878: Cover at double rate from Beirut addressed to Lady Anne Blunt, Crabbet Park, Three Bridges, Sussex, endorsed 'via Brindisi', franked by Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red pl. 137 (5, two singles and a horizontal strip of three) all tied by "G06" obliterators and by BRITISH POST OFFICE / BEYROUT cds (Aug 29) in black. Reverse with Crawley arrival cds (Sept 10). A fine and rare cover and franking - this Plate Number unrecorded by Stanley Gibbons used in Beirut.rnrnNote: Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth, grand-daughter of Lord Byron, was co-founder, with her husband the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, of the Crabbet Arabian Stud. rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 193 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Used in Constantinople 1876/76: Great Britain 2½ d. rosy-mauve, pl. 2, wmk. Anchor, lettered "LH/FL" in error, a fine used example, cancelled by "C" obliterator of Constantinople in black leaving the lettering clear. Exceptional and very rare. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi 140 = £ 2'750 / listed but unpriced used in Constantinople.rnrnNote: The Karl Louis Card Index records just three off cover used examples of this stamp used with 'C' obliterator, the Yates example (1940), the Trivett (1924) then Glassco (1969) example and the 'Besançon' example offered here. This famous error was discovered by an American collector in early 1893. He was at first disbelieved, however when A.B. Creeke examined the Plate 2 imprimatur sheet, he confirmed the existence of the flaw in October 1893.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 194 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1881: Great Britain 2½ d. blue, pl. 21, used example on cover with 'British Embassy, Constantinople' imprint on reverse, tied by "C" obliterator with fine BRITISH POST OFFICE / CONSTANTINOPLE cds in red alongside (June 28). The cover addressed to "His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Marlborough House, London", the future King Edward VII. Reverse with London cds of receipt (July 4). Small opening tears at top but charming and unusual.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 195 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1883: Great Britain 6 d. on 6 d. lilac, plate 18, a block of four, lettered HG/IH, cancelled by "C" obliterators of Constantinople in black. Tiny wrinkle on one stamp but a very scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 196 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1876: Great Britain 8 d. orange, pl. 1, lettered PD, a fine used example of rich deep colour, neatly cancelled by "C" obliterator of Constantinople in black. Scarce and most attractive stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 197 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1881: Great Britain Revenue 1 d. purple, wmk. Orb, a fine used example of good colour, cancelled by bold "C" obliterator of Constantinople. Couple of slightly nibbed perfs. but rare. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 198 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, an unused block of four, of deep fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB 9). One or two minor age spots, fine large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 199 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), of fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB 9). One or two minor age spots, two stamps at right with black surface scuffs, one or two gum bends on fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 200 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 80 pa. on GB 1883 5 d. green, an unused horizontal strip of five, lettered GB-GF, of vibrant colour, one or two gum bends on fine, large part og., with two stamps unmounted og. A scarce and extremely attractive multiple in the foremost quality Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 201 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on GB 1883 2 s. 6 d. lilac on bluish paper, lettered JF, a used example of good centering and colour, neatly cancelled by complete BRITISH POST OFFICE / CONSTANTINOPLE cds (April 1, 1886) in black. Superb and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (1978) Gi = £ 300.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Nelson.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 202 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper; an unused vertical pair from lower right corner of the sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), traces only of rubbing, superb unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 203 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper; an unused example overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 247.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 204 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on GB 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper, a fine unused block of four, corner marginal from right, of beautifully fresh colour, one stamp large part og., three stamps unmounted og. A charming block Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 205 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, 80 pa. on 5 d. green and 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on bluish paper; the set of three values all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), fresh and fine colours, some gum wrinkles on the top marginal 2 s. 6 d., large part og. A fine and scarce set.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 206 Brit. Post Turkey

    1885/88: 40 pa. on 2½ d. lilac and 80 pa. on 5 d. green, used on 1886 registered cover to Birmingham, each tied by oval "R" registration handstamps with 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds alongside (Jan 16) in black. Oval 'Registered / London' transit on front and reverse with Birmingham arrival (Jan 20) in black. Correctly rated 40 pa (1 piastre) postage + 80 pa. (2 piastres) registration. A scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 207 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, unused examples (2), one overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), the other overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), this last much the scarcer of the two, fresh and very fine, large part og., the 'Cancelled' example unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 208 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, an unused corner marginal block of thirty (6 x 5), all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), of fresh brilliant colour, superb og. with nearly all unmounted og. A delightful block and probably one of the largest multiples now extant.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 209 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet, variety: "Surcharge Double", one tone spot on reverse of perforation otherwise fresh and very fine, unmounted og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 210 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on 2½ d., 80 pa. on 5 d. and 4 pi. on 10 d.; the set of three values in unused blocks of four, all are marginal, the lower two values unmounted og., the 4 pi. block large part og. An attractive set Gi = £ 330+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 211 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, a used example, variety: "40 in Surcharge Largely Omitted", lightly cancelled leaving this extraordinary variety clear, one must presume that a small piece of paper got trapped on the surcharging plate. Rare and most appealing flaw. Cert. BPA (2000).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 212 Brit. Post Turkey

    1885/88: 80 pa. on 5 d. green and 1887 2½ d. purple on blue used on 1890 registered cover to Colchester tied by "F87" obliterator with 'Registered / Smyrna' oval alongside (May 10) in black. London red transit on front and Colchester arrival (May 16) on reverse of a fine correctly rated cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 213 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, unused examples (2), one overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), the other overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), this last much the scarcer of the two, fresh and very fine, large part og., the 'Cancelled' example unmounted og. and with cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: 'Cancelled', collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1191.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 214 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, an unused block of six, marginal from top of sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), fresh and very fine, sixth stamp with breaks in both 'S' in PARAS and '0' of '80' in surcharge, one stamp with natural gum crack not affecting the delightful appearance, stamps unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 215 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, an unused block of six from the June 1895 printing, of fine fresh colour, top left stamp with variety "Small '0' in 80", fine, large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 425+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 216 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, a used example with variety "Watermark Crown Inverted", lightly cancelled by cds in black. A fine example of a rare stamp Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 217 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused corner marginal example, handstamped SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Manuscript 'Registered 10 Sept 1896' in margin, fresh and fine but for unobtrusive gum crack, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 218 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused example on paper, surcharged 'SPECIMEN.' in violet (Bendon NA2) upon receipt from the UPU by the Natal Post Office, fresh and very fine, unique. Cert. BPA (1981).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 251.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 219 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused marginal block of fifteen from the lower left corner of the sheet, of fresh colour, creased between second and third column and second and third row across perfs., unmounted og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 675+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 220 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused interpanneau corner marginal block of four, fresh and fine unmounted og., matched with 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & deep bright carmine shade, also in an unused block of four, fine unmounted og. Scarce and superb Gi = £ 360+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 221 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from left of sheet (positions 1-2), second stamp showing the variety "Large Wide 4", fresh and very, unmounted og. Scarce and attractive positional pair Gi = £ 270+.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 222 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1893 (Feb 25): "40 PARAS" on GB ½ d. vermilion, two single example tied to small piece by 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds's (March 1). Fresh and fine. Cert. RPSL (1972) Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 223 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1893 (Feb 25): "40 PARAS" on GB ½ d. vermilion, two single examples used on 1893 registered cover to Paris, tied by 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds's (Feb 28), each stamp with broken 'S'. Reverse with Paris arrival (March 4). Envelope faults but scarce. Cert. RPSL (1981) Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 224 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine, an used horizontal strip of three, marginal from top of sheet, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 225 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 80 pa. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, an unused horizontal pair, left hand stamp variety "Small 0 in 80", slight tweezer rub at top of left stamp otherwise fresh and fine, unmounted og Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 226 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & carmine, chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of six of good colour, each stamped overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB16) in black. One stamp with slight paper adhesiion on reverse, balance of the stamps unmounted og. A rare multiple.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 227 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine optd. SPECIMEN in black, two examples (Type GB15) one struck heavily and the other lightly; 80 pa. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine (2) optd. SPECIMEN, one hooded (Samuel types GB16 and GB17) in black; 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & carmine (2) optd. SPECIMEN, one hooded (Samuel types GB16 and GB17) and 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac optd. SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB16), fresh and fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 228 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 24 pi. on 5 s. bright carmine, an unused block of four, all overprinted by hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17), fresh and very fine, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 262.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 229 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: The set of five in unused blocks of four, with 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine and pale ultramarine (both corner marginal); 80 pa. on 5 d. in a corner block; 4 pi. on 10 d. on ordinary and chalky paper in marginal blocks; 2 s. 6 d. lilac in marginal blocks in differing shades; 24 pi. on 5 s. bright carmine in a fine block; large part or unmounted og. (8 items) Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 230 Brit. Post Turkey

    1905/08: 1 pi. on 2½ d. ultramarine, an unused single and a marginal block of four, very scarce single example optd. hooded SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB17) in black, 2 pi. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, with single example and a corner block of four and chalky paper single and block of four, generally fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 400++.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 231 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Issued at Beirut 1906 (July 2): 1 pi. on 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a fine horizontal pair used on 1906 cover sent registered to Wimbledon Common, London tied by oval REGISTERED / BEYROUT datestamp (July 3, second day of issue) in black. "R / FEE PAID" at left and reverse with London registered arrival datestamp (July 14). File fold just away from the adhesives but a very rare multiple on letter. Cert. Brandon (1992) Gi = £ 1'400 off cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 232 Brit. Post Turkey

    1909 (Nov-Dec): 5 pi. on 1 s. dull green & carmine, a superb unused block of six (2 x 3), of excellent colour, all overprinted by hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17), fresh and fine, unmounted og. with one or two specks of black dust from sheet stored below after the overprint was applied. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 233 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1910 (Jan 24): 1¼ pi. on 3 d. dull purple on orange-yellow, 1¾ pi. on 4 d. orange (2, one with thin "Pointed 4" in fraction), and 2½ pi. on 6 d. dull purple unused, all overprinted hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17). Fresh and fine, unmounted og. A very scarce set. Cert. BPA (2001).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 267.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 234 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911 (July 20): 1 pi. on 2½ bright blue, perf. 14, an unused corner marginal block of ten, the upper five stamps with raised overprint, the lower five stamps all with variety: "Surcharge Double, One Albino", fine and most attractive multiple, creased between the third and fourth column along perforations only, fresh and fine with large part og. with three of the varieties being unmounted og. A rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 235 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 2 pi. on 5 d. dull reddish purple & bright blue, an unused block of six, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Exceptional and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 269.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 236 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & scarlet, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Exceptional and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, ex lot 270.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 237 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & scarlet, an unused block of six, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Slight gum creasing not affecting the exceptionally attractive appearance, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, ex lot 270.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 238 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull reddish purple & aniline pink, an unused example with interpanneau margin at base, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A very scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 239 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull reddish purple & aniline pink, a used block of four of fresh vibrant colour, cancelled by 'Registered / Smyrna' datestamp (Dec 28, 1912) in black. Scarce and very fine. Cert. RPSL (1991) Gi = £ 560+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Nelson.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 240 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. dull reddish-purple, an unused example in a very deep shade, marginal from base of sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), very fine, superb large part og.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 272..rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 241 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. dull reddish-purple, an unused corner marginal block of four from top right of sheet, in a lovely very red shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 242 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 24 pi. on 5 s. carmine, an unused marginal block of four, of fresh colour and very fine, typical minor gum cracks, unmounted og. Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 243 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 24 pi. on 5 s. carmine, an unused example with variety: "Surcharge Double, One Albino", some gum cracks on large part og. Scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1997) Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 244 Brit. Post Turkey

    1913/14: 30 pa. on 1½ d. red-brown, an unused block of four, variety "Surcharge Double, One Albino" affecting all four stamps, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 245 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1913/14: George V, the set of six values complete with 30 pa. on 1½ d. red-brown, 1¾ pi. on 4 d. deep grey-green, 4 pi. on 10 d. turquoise-blue and 5 pi. on 1 s. bistre all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23) and 1 pi. on 2½ d. cobalt blue and 1¼ pi. on 3 d. dull reddish-violet overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26), fresh and fine, large part og. This extraordinarily rare set emanted from the private record book of a former Inland Revenue official. Cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1192.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 246 Brit. Post Turkey

    1913/14: George V, wmk. Royal Cypher, the set of six values in blocks of four, all except the 1¾ pi. on 4 d. grey-green being marginal or corner marginal blocks, with two additional blocks of the 1 pi. on 2½ d. from Control A.12 (Somerset House) and C13 (Harrisons), and an additional block of the 4 pi. on 10 d. turquoise-blue; all fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 247 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1921 (Aug): 20 pa. on ½ d, green, wmk. Royal Cypher, a fine unused block of four, variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Scarce, the status of this variety remains uncertain. Cert. BPA (1967).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 248 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: 18¾ pi. on 1 s. bistre and Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 45 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. brown, 90 pi. on 5 s. rose-carmine and 180 pi. on 10 s. dull grey-blue, all unused and overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26). Fresh and fine, a few gum wrinkles as ever on the Seahorses, superb large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 249 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 45 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. olive-brown, a complete sheet of 40 subjects (4 x 10), with the second vertical row showing variety "Joined Figures", folded in half and two little clips in margins only, otherwise fresh and fine, unmounted og. Attractive and unusual sheet Gi = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 250 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 5 s. rose-carmine, a fine block of sixteen (4 x 4), sheet marginal from base of sheet, of lovely colour, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 251 Brit. Post Turkey

    1905/12: The De La Rue and Harrison Printings, the set of eleven values, all in unused blocks of four (all are marginal or corner blocks except one 2 d.) with some additional shades (19 blocks); with DLR ½ d. green in two shades, 1912 Harrison ½ d. dull yellow-green in Control A11 block of six, DLR 1 d. scarlet, 1½ d. purple & green (both shades), 2 d. grey-green and carmine (all three shades); 2½ d. ultramarine (3 blocks), 3 d. dull purple on yellow, 4 d. green & grey-brown, 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, 6 d. slate-purple, 1 s. green & carmine (3, two blocks on chalky paper); fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 10 July 1979, lot 233.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 252 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1913 (July): ½ d. green and 1 d. scarlet, wmk. Royal Cypher, fine unused examples, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23). Fresh and fine, large part og. Rare, this set emanted from the private record book of a former Inland Revenue official. Cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1193.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 253 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Two large pieces from the Madagascar Post Office archive, with strips of three 2 d. orange, 3 d. bluish violet, 4 d. grey-green on one; 5 d. yellow-brown, 6 d. purple, 1 s. bistre and 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown (these last two strips overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26), all further struck upon receipt from the UPU in Berne with circular POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / COLLECTION DE BERNE / MADAGASCAR in red. A most appealing group and unique.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 254 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: 1 s. bistre in a horizontal pair, Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown single example and 2 s. 6 d. pale brown  in a vertical pair, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26). Fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive group Gi = £ 580.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 255 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, a fine used example showing variety "Overprint Double", cancelled by part ARMY POST OFFICE / S. X. (March 6, 1916) in black. Fresh and very fine, an extremely rare variety. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 5'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, Robson Lowe, London, 20 March 1959, lot 115.rn                   Spink, London 4 Feb 2004, lot 60.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 256 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, an unused vertical strip of three, central stamp with variety "Overprint Double", fresh and very fine appearance with just 12 examples possible. Unused without gum (due to provenance, the Marquess of Bute's collection was subjected to water damage due to a German air raid in 1940). Exceptional and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1959) Gi = £ 4'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, Robson Lowe, London, 20 May 1959, lot 114.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 257 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' ½ d. green to 1 s. bistre, the complete set of eight values unused, all fresh and fine, large part og. Minor corner bend on the 9 d. but a scarce set with a maximum of just 360 possible. Signed Tommy Allen, Brun, Stanley Gibbons, Thier Gi = £ 1'400.rnrnProvenance: W. Balasse sale at Robson Lowe, London, 25 May 1978, lot 137.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 258 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, 1 d. scarlet, 4 d. grey-green, 6 d. reddish-purple and 1 s. bistre, all tied to small piece by individual strikes of FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. in black (March 30, 1916). The 4 d. slightly over the edge at left but a very scarce and appealing piece, only 360 examples of the 1 s. were sold Gi = £ 2'175.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 259 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green in a horizontal pair and single 1 d. scarlet, used on 1916 local OHMS cover to Postal Section, Salonica tied by bold FIELD POST OFFICE / G.X. code B datestamps in black (March 1). Exceptional in-period usage and an extremely rare cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 260 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused vertical pair, marginal from right of sheet, lower stamp normal and top stamp showing the variety "Double Surcharge", fresh and very fine, large part og. Extremely rare. Signed Tommy Allen, Stanley Gibbons / London. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 3'000+.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 4 Feb 2004, lot 61.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 261 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused block of four of strong fresh colour, very fine, minor gum wrinkle not affecting appearance, unmounted og. Scarce, just 1'446 stamps sold Gi = £ 280+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 262 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused block of 36 (6 x 6), marginal from right of sheet, fresh and very fine, large part og. with twenty-eight stamps unmounted og. Only 1'446 stamps sold, thus this block represents 2½% of the issue. An outstanding block and most probably one of the largest surviving multiples now extant Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 263 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 3 d. bluish-violet, an unused block of four of rich colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare multiple, with just 720 examples issued and 620 sold. Signed Stanley Gibbons. Cert. RPSL (1963) Gi = £ 640+.rnrnProvenandce: Collection J. M. Hepburn.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 264 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of four, of fine depth of colour, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare multiple, with just 1'440 examples issued and 840 sold Gi = £ 440+.rn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 265 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), marginal from right of sheet, of fine depth of colour, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare multiple, with just 1'440 examples issued and 840 sold. Cert. RPSL (1978) Gi = £ 880+.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 266 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 s. bistre, a used example cancelled by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 1'440 examples issued and only 440 sold. Cert. BPA (1951) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 267 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused vertical strip of three, of fine colour, central stamp with variety "Overprint Omitted". Fresh and fine, hinged as a precautionary measure on large part dried og. Signed Stanley Gibbons. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 2'350.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 268 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 9 d. agate, a used example tied to small piece by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 360 examples issued and sold. Signed W. Houtzamer. Cert. RPSL (1969) Gi = £ 750.rnrnProvenandce: Collection J. M. Hepburn.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 269 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 s. bistre, a used example cancelled by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 360 examples issued and sold. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1326 Brit. Post Turkey

    1787/90: Group of four promissory notes, (Cambiali) all from Smyrne, incl. 1787 (Feb. 1) letter to Amsterdam, another of 1787 (May 4) to Marseille, 1789 note to Venice as well as the last of 1790 (Aug. 6) to Cremona.rnProvenance: Collection P. Vollmeier.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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