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  • Lot# : 142 Great Britain

    A.D.1340: Vellum manuscript written in Latin by neat hand with two seal-tags (one seal lost), written in the 13th year of reign of King Edward III, refering to a sub-letting of land in '(Sutton) Bonyngton" in Notts. Minor wear and slight dusting with original grey-white wax pendant seal (some faults) attached at foot. Very early item.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 143 Great Britain

    A.D.1370: Vellum manuscript written in Latin by neat hand with three seal-tags (seals lost), written in the 43rd year of reign of King Edward III, refering to a sub-letting of land in 'Kinston (on Soar)" in Notts. Minor wear and light toning, but an early document of late medieval period with transcript enclosed.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 144 Great Britain

    1810 (Oct 20): Entire letter from Guernsey to London struck on despatch with GUERNSEY. Scroll handstamp in black, with London arrival (Nov 2) in red on reverse and charged 1 s. to pay in manuscript. A splendid strike of a scarce marking, superb.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 145 Great Britain

    1d. Mulready envelope, stereo A179, a very fine used example to Earlston near Melrose, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, with framed PORTOBELLO datestamp (Sept 25,1841) at left and arrival on reverse Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 146 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate IV, lettered JL, a very fine used example with large margins all round, crisply cancelled by Maltese Cross. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 147 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered FA, used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red leaving the profile clear. A fine and most attractive stamp. Signed Ferchenbauer Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 148 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, a defective example used on 1840 cover front to Madeira endorsed 'by First Packet via London', tied by red Maltese Cross with 'Wolverhampton' despatch cds (Dec 15) in red at left. Prepaid 1/10d. in manuscript with confirming London tombstone datestamp (Dec 16) in red and manuscript '160' (reis) due upon delivery. Despite faults, a rare item with just three 1 d. black covers known to Madeira, all three with the adhesives somewhat faulty.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 149 Great Britain

    1 d. black, plate 3, lettered DK, a fine four margin example, used on 1840 entire letter to Coventry cancelled by red Maltese Cross with two line italic 'Appleby Leicester / Penny Post' at left in black and Atherstone cds in red (July 28). A fine and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 150 Great Britain

    1840: 121 d. black, pl. 6, lettered QK, a fine example with large margins all round, tied to 1841 entire letter by red Maltese Cross. Reverse with Lancaster cds of despatch (Jan 27) in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, an attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 151 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown, lettered MI, used with an extraordinary irregular block of twelve 1841 2 d. blue, plate 3, lettered AE-AL / BI-BL, all tied to 1843 cover from Dromore, Ireland addressed to General O'Donnell, lately appointed Caprtain General of Cuba, tied by Maltese Crosses in black. Reverse with DROMORE cds in green (Oct 12), Dublin transit in red and London cds in red (Oct 14). Stamp AE defective and two further 1 d. or single 2 d. stamps missing from the cover (rate to Cuba was 2/3d.) and the letter-sheet somewhat cracked due to tropicalisation but an extraordinary franking to a very rare destination. Cert. Holcombe (1994).rnrnNote: O'Donnell was sent to Cuba as Captain General during October 1843. He is credited with the massacre of 1844 known as the repression of La Escalera. Thousands of slaves and free-coloured people in Cuba were confined in dungeons, were tortured and executed in what became known as the 'year of the lash'.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 152 Great Britain

    1854: 1 d. red brown on blueish, Small Crown watermark, good perfs, tied by "WARRINGTON JY 31 1855" duplex postmark with '847' numeral to cover to Shanghai with manuscript "11d paid" and "via Marseilles" alongside, reverse with Hong Kong transit cds (24 SE 1855). 11 d. was the correct rate for this item for ¼ oz. via France, it was paid part in cash (10 d.) and part with a stamp (1 d.). A highly unusual combination, this ‘combined prepayment’ was possible only until August 1855. Some edge wear does not detract from the rarity of this cover.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 153 Great Britain

    Channel Islands / France 1855: 1 d. red, Die II, wmk, Small Crown, perf. 14; a superb used horizontal strip of four, lettered NG-NJ, beautifully cancelled by petit chiffres '3176' of Saint Malo.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 154 Great Britain

    1857: 1 d. pale rose, large Crown watermark, good perfs, tied by '51' numeral in barred oval to cover to Moscow with manuscript "11½", "LONDON JA 23 61" despatch cds, P in oval, "7½" (d.) accountancy and "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN FRANCO 29 1" cds, all in red alongside, reverse with Prussian accountancy "f3" (sgr.). 11½ d. was the correct rate for this item up to ¼ oz. in the rate of August 1852 via Belgium and Prussia (4 d. for Prussia and half Belgium transit and 3 ½ d. foreign postage), which were paid in cash while a late fee had to be paid with a stamp since November 1858 (Moubray p. 31). A fine and desirable cover showing combined prepayment. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 155 Great Britain

    1857: 1 d. red star, perf. 14, used example on attractive embossed filigree Valentine's envlope addressed to Egglescliffe Rectory in a young hand, tied by '926' obliterator of Yarm, Yorkshire with Yarm cds of despatch on reverse (Feb 11).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 156 Great Britain

    1872: 'The Derby Postman' printed envelope by Bemrose of Derby, franked by 1858 1 d. red pl. 103 tied by '050' obliterator of Bampton, Oxfordshire and mailed to Farringdon, Berkshire with arrival (June 15) on reverse. A rare and charming cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 157 Great Britain

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    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 158 Great Britain

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    1847/54: Embossed 10 d. brown, a fine used example with portions of adjoining stamps on two sides, used on small piece cancelled by obliterator and framed "Aus England / per Aachen franco' handstamp (Van Der Linden fig. 253) in red. A charming piece. Signed Ferchenbauer (1986) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 159 Great Britain

    1857: 4 d. carmine, Large Garter watermark, tied by '30' numeral in barred oval to lettersheet to Madrid with PP in circle in red, French entry cds "ANGL. 29 NOV 57 AMB CALAIS C" in black and Spanish "4 R." postage due in blue alongside, reverse with London despatch cds in blue, Paris transit and Madrid arrival cds's (3 DIC 57). Some nibbed perfs, a fresh part paid cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 160 Great Britain

    1856: 1 s. green, Emblems watermark, fresh colour and good perf, tied by "BRIGHTON DE 19 61" spoon datestamp with '132' in barred oval to entire to Canton, China with manuscript "Via Southampton" and large "1d" credit mark in red alongside, reverse with London and Hong Kong transit cds’s (FE 15 62). A very fine cover. 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 161 Great Britain

    1865: 3 d. rose and 6 d. lilac, tied by LONDON E.C. / 71 duplexes (Feb 14, 1870) to outer letter sheet with 'PD' in oval circle and FRANCO in red, as well as Prussian transit "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN / FRANCO 15 2" in blue alongside, St Petersburg 7th Expeditiya transit cds (Feb 7, julian) on reverse and Narva, Estonia arrival cds (Feb 8) on front. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 162 Great Britain

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    1867/83: £ 5 orange on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered BE, an unused example of excellent colour, heavy hinge remnant on large part og. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 14'500.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 163 Great Britain

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    1883: 2s.6d. lilac on blueish, watermark 'Large Anchor', a fresh example in unused condition with light hinge trace. Three nibbed perfs, cert. Sorani (1996) Gi = £ 6'750.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 164 Great Britain

    1881: 5 d. indigo, a superb used example on 1883 cover to Japan tied by bold 'West Pier B.O. / Brighton / 132' duplex in black. Reverse with 'Yokohama' cds of receipt (Feb 12). A charming cover to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 165 Great Britain

    1902: De La Rue £ 1 dull blue-green, a used vertical pair, of good colour, each stamp neatly cancelled by GUERNSEY cds (July 3, 1911) in black. Minor internal bend on upper stamp not affecting the fine appearance of a scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 166 Great Britain

    1936 (Sept. 29): Crash of Imperial Airways airplane 'Athena' at Delhi, two covers from England, one (burnt at top) to New Zealand showing 'received in damaged condition at Auckland' in slightly faded red colour as usual, other to Sydney Australia showing two line handstamp 'Salvaged from Airliner ATHENA' in black Nierinck 36029 b+c = CHF 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 167 Great Britain

    1937 (Dec. 5): Crash of Imperial Airways flying boat 'Cygnus' at Brindisi, group of ten envelopes, stamps floated off, showing diff. special cachets, including mail from India to England of which one with meter mark of "Calcutta 30.XI.37", three items from Egypt, one showing imprint of 'TURF CLUB CAIRO' on back flap together with registered usage with floated off stamps mounted back, one usage from Palestine as well as large sized envelope from Australia to New York Nierinck 371205 a+b+c+d.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 168 Great Britain

    1953/54: Group of three B.O.A.C crash covers, incl. airmail envelope from "Hong Kong 30 Apr. 53" to London showing 'SALVAGED MAIL "Comet" Crash Near Calcutta 2nd May 1953' in violet together with as second 'Comet' crash cover from Singapore to England showing 'DAMAGED BY SEAWATER COMET MAIL' of crash on Elba Island Italy (10 01.54) as well as burnt and slightly reduced envelope from London to Trinidad Brit. West Indies, crashed at Prestwick 25.12.54. Fine Nierinck 530502+540110+541225.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 169 Great Britain

    1968 (April 8): B.O.A.C. crash at London Heathrow,  wreck cover, burnt at right and on top, addressed to Sydney NSW with Birthday Card included and official apology letter of Postmaster General's Department of GPO Sydney, signed by the Director of Posts and Telegraphs Nieriinck 680408 g.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 170 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1862 (July 16): Entire letter from St. Thomas to Kingston, Jamaica struck with fine "Crown / PAID / AT ST. THOMAS" in red, reverse with double arc ST. THOMAS despatch cds in black (July 16). Rated '4' (pence) prepaid for 'Inter-Island' rate and obverse with 'Kingston - Jamaica' cds in black (July 20). Superb and scarce entire Gi CC1 = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 171 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1852 (Nov 30): Cover from Vera Cruz to Tampico with circular 'Franqueado en Vera Cruz' cds (Nov 30) of the Mexican Post Office, transferred to British P.O. with double arc "Vera Cruz" cds on reverse (Nov 30) in black; prepaid 1 shilling in red crayon manuscript and struck with superb "Crown / PAID / AT / VERA-CRUZ" in black. Some acid ink but rare so fine. Signed Todd AIEP Gi CC3 = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 172 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1856 (Oct 11): Entire letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to New York, struck on despatch with double arc cds on reverse, prepaid 1 shilling in red manuscript and struck with "Crown / PAID / AT / SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in black. Mailed via St. Thomas with British P.O. cds in black (Oct 15) with 'Steamship /10' applied upon arrival in New York, with internal docketing of receipt (Oct 29). Scarce Gi CC1 = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 173 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1855/57: 1 d. red, Die II, six examples used on piece, lettered QD, QF, AF-AG, BF-BG, all cancelled by four bold strikes of the rare "A88" P&O Line Mailboat obliterator in black, attributed by Brummel to "Gulf of Pe-chi-li, China Station", the 6 d. franking would have been the correct amount for an Officer's Letter; some peripheral toning but of great scarcity; also a toned pair of 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7, lettered QH-QI with central strike of the "A88" obliterator.rnrnNote: See the Spink "Mailboats" sale of March 7, 2007 (lots 1055-1065) ex the Hugh Wood collection for further examples of this cancellation used on covers, most of which unfortunately add no further insight as to where they were originally posted.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 174 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1855/57: 1 d. red, Die II, lettered FG-FL, a horizontal strip of six, used on small piece with six fair to fine strikes of the "A98" Mailboat obliterator cancellation struck in black. Attributed by Kay Horowicz to the Cunard Line, Atlantic Naval Station, Nova Scotia, a similar strip was in the Hugh Wood collection, see the Spink "Mailboats" sale of March 7, 2007 (lot 1158). Imperfections but scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 420+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 175 Great Britain

    1840/1949: Collection some hundred used stamps incl. three Penny Blacks and three Two Pence blue (two certs Pröschold), later issues with some plating ot the One Penny red perf., four embossed values (one cut to shape). QV with some high values up to £ 1.-, various officials, few Seahorses (no £ 1.- green) and some duplicats, in addition a broad selection of Colonial small values througout the British Empire, good to mixed condition and housed in one album and three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 176 Great Britain

    1841/2002: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused or in the modern part after 1960 in mint condition, incl. some better sets and values but all the top items missing, incl. booklet panes and compl. booklets, postage dues, souvenir sheets, some regional issues and plenty of valid postage, good condition and housed in two albums, in addition a small collection with surcharged and regular issues from Kuwait on album pages, the whole arranged in a box.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 177 Great Britain

    1840/1960ca.: Collection with better sets and values predominantly used, incl. GB 1883/84 10 S. ultramarine and 1888 £1  brown-lilac, together with seven volume collection of British Colonies from Aden to Zululand, mainly part sets from 1900 onwards with some blocks of four and a few higher values up to 10 Shilling.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 178 Great Britain

    1840/1913: Interesting old-time Collection with hundreds primarily used stamps in mixed condition incl. Penny Black (3) and 2 d. blue, 1847/54 embossed definitives with 6 d. and 10 d. cut square, 1867 5 s. rose (2), 1872 6 d. grey unused, 1875 2½ d. unused, 1888 £1 brown-violet and £1 green, 1902 £1 green, in addition Official stamps and Offices in the Levant.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 179 Great Britain

    1863/80: Group four Reconstructed plates incl. 1863 4 d. pale or bright red with Small white corner letters and hair lines (SG 81/82), 1865 4 d. vermillion with Large white corner letters (SG 93), 1867 3 d. rose plate 6 with Large white corner letters (SG 102/103), all partially with wing margins, and 1880 2½ d. blue plate 22 (SG 157), all four in compl. plate with 12 x 20 stamps. rnGi = £ 78'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 180 Great Britain

    1887: "Before And After The Stamp Committee" leather bound, gold-tooled Volume presented to members of the Committee, with first page headed "Series Superseded by the Issue of April, 1884' with the following stamps inset in card pages: 1880 2½ d. blue pl. 22, 3 d. deep rose plate 21, 4 d. grey-brown plate 18 and 6 d. grey pl. 18; 1880/81 ½ d. deep green, 1½ d. Venetian red, 2 d. rose and 5 d. indigo; 1881 1 d. lilac Die II,together with the Abnormals: 9 d. straw plate 5 lettered KC (Spec. Gi K95 = £ 20'000) and Colour Trial 1 s. plate 14 printed in purple lettered DB (Spec Gi = £ 8'250) this last with tiny tone spots on three perfs., second page headed "Series Issued April 1884" with ½ d. slate, 1 d. lilac Die II, 1½ d. lilac - 1 s. green set complete all of superb colour but some toning on 1 s.; page three with list of names from the Committee from Postmaster General Henry Raikes to the inscription for Warren De La Rue; fourth page with "Series Determined upon by the Stamp Committee and issued January, 1887" with Jubilee ½ d. vermilion, 1 d. lilac Die II, 1½ d., 2 d., 2½ d., 3 d., 4 d. 5 d. Die I, 6 d., 9 d. and 1 s. green. Other than the two stamps affected by age spots, the book is in fine condition but for slight scuffing at upper left of outer cover. A great rarity.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 12 March 1991, lot 394.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 181 Great Britain

    1873 SPECIMENS OF STAMPS MANUFACTURED BY THOS. DE LA RUE & Co., LONDON, the stunning and spectacular volume in tooled red leather with brown, green, blue and gold tooling, endorsed in manuscript on fly-leaf "To Mr. Chazal, with the compliments of the manufacturers, June 21st '73" in ink, with the first page headed ENGLISH / Postage and showing 1867/73 3 d. rose pl. 10, 4 d. vermilion pl. 13, 6 d. grey pl. 12, 9 d. straw pl. 4, 10 d. red-brown pl. 1, 1 s. green pl. 7, 2 s. blue pl. 1 and 5 s. rose pl. 1 wmk. Maltese Cross; headed "Receipt" with Inland Revenue 1 d. lilac, 3 d. lilac and 6 d. lilac; Foreign Bill 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 deep lilac; Chancery Court 3 d. lilac on blued, Chancery Fee Fund - Ireland £ 2 lilac, Common Law Court 1 d., 6 d., 1 s., 2 s., 5 s., 10 s. and £ 1 deep lilac; Admiralty Court 1 s. lilac; Admiralty Court-Ireland 6 d. pale blue & lilac; Probate Court Fee 3 d. blue; Matrimonial Cause Fee 6 d. blue; Companies Registration 4 d., 6 d., 1 s., 5 s. and £ 1 lilac; Petty Sessions-Ireland 6 d. green; Dog License-Ireland 2 s. mauve; Unappropriated 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 lilac; Appropriated 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 lilac; all these overprinted CANCELLED (Type 14A) in black; thereafter with Postal Stationery ½ d. card, 1 d. pink env. and ½ d. green wrapper; followed by INDIA Postage 8 p. mauve, ½ a. blue, 4 a. green and 6 a. 8 p. slate; Official ½ a. blue, 1 a. brown, 2 a. orange, 4 a. green, 6 a. 8 p. slate and 8 a. carmine optd. 'Service' and SPECIMEN (Type D10) in black; India Receipt ½ a. and 1 a. lilac; Revenue 1 a. mauve, Customs 1 a. bright blue; Share Transfer 1 a. lilac & red and 1 r. lilac & red; Court Fee 2 a. orange, 1 r. blue-green and 10 r. blue-green; Foreign Bill values (15) from 2 annas to 24 rupees printed in lilac; Telegraph values (11) from 2 a. to 28 r. green and 50 r. rose in various colours; Foreign Papers 1 a. lilac, 1 r. rose, 100 r. lilac and 1'000 r. red; High Court 1 a. lilac & red; Small Cause Court 1 a. orange-brown & black; all the India with SPECIMEN in various sizes in black; CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Postage 4 d. blue, Stamp Duty 2 d. lilac, Revenue 12 s. 6 d. and £ 2 lilac; CEYLON 1872 issue 2 c. brown, 4 c. grey, 8 c. orange, 16 c. pale violet, 24 c. green, 36 c. blue, 48 c. rose and 96 c. drab all Imperforate; Stamp Duty values (13) from 5 c. to 100 rupees perf. in various colours; Warehouse Warrant 1 s. brownish red; Receipt 5 c. lilac; 2 c. postal stationery cards perforated SPECIMEN (two); HONG KONG 1864 Postage 24 c. green, Stamp Duty Fiscal 2 c. grey, 3 c. orange, 25 c. green, 30 c. brown, 50 c. pale lilac, $ 1 blue, $ 2 olive-green, $ 3 dull violet and $ 10 rose-carmine; MAURITIUS 2 d. blue, Internal Revenue 3 d. blue, Bills of Exchange 1 d. green & violet in a strip of three, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS Postage 1867 2 c. brown, 4 c. rose, 6 c. lilac, 8 c. orange, 12 c. pale blue, 24 c. green, 30 c. claret, 32 c. pale red and 96 c. grey; Receipt 3 c. lilac; Marine Policies 24 c. blue & violet; Foreign Bill 18 c. lialc & red; Judicial 50 c. brown & violet; JAMAICA Postage 1870 ½ d. claret, 1 d. blue (imperforate), 2 d. rose, 3 d. green, 4 d. orange, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. brown this last optd. SPECIMEN in black; Receipt 1 s. rose, 5 c. lilac and 10 s. green optd SPECIMEN; BERMUDA Postage 1865 1 d. rose, 2 d. blue, 6 d. mmauve and 1 s. green; BRITISH HONDURAS Postage 1872 1 d. blue 3 d. red-brown Imperforate, 6 d. rose and 1 s. green; BAHAMAS 1863 1 s. green Imperforate; VANCOUVER ISLAND 1865 Postage 5 c. rose and 10 c. blue; BRITISH COLOMBIA 1865 Postage 3 d. blue; MALTA 1863 ½ d. orange-yellow; SIERRA LEONE 1859 6 d. dull purple and 1872 4 d. blue Imperforate; NEW SOUTH WALES 1867 4d. red-brown Imperforate, 6 d. green on glazed card paper imperforate; 10 d. lilac imperforate; Stamp Duty bicoloured values (18, all imperforate) from 4 d. to £ 1; BELGIUM Postage 1865 10 c. rose, 20 c. green, 30 c. brown-purple, 40 c. pale blue and 1 fr. brown-violet all Imperforate; PORTUGAL 'Letra de Cambio' 50 r. to 1'000 r. blue (5), 'Imposto do Sello' 20 r. to 1'000 r. lilac (5), ITALY with De La Rue 1 c.-1 lire values (8) optd. SAGGIO in black; Passport 1 l. green and 2 l. lilac optd SAGGIO; 'Marca Da Bollo' Imperforate glazed card Die Proofs in violet for 5 c., 50 c., 1 l., 1 l. 20 c., 2 l. and 4 l.; large format 'Marca Da Bollo' values (15 c. to 5 lire) in violet and 10 l. and 15 l. in lilac & red all Imperforate ootd. SAGGIO; Miscellaneous Proofs of Postal Stationery embossed cut-outs from Mauritius (5), Ceylon (3) and Uruguay (2); CEYLON glazed card Die Proofs for 8 c., 16 c., 24 c. and 96 c. in issued colours; Stamp Duty glazed white card Proofs for 10 c., 15 c., 20 c., 25 c., 1 r., 10 r. and 20 r. in colours; ITALY 1863 glazed white card Proofs for 1863 5 c. in green, 10 c. in orange, 15 c. blue, 40 c. carmine (rubbed) and 60 c. lilac; CHILE with 2 c. and 5 c. postal stationery cards perf. SPECIMEN, postal stationery envelopes 2 c., 5 c., 10 c. 20 c. and 25 c. perf. SPECIMEN. Full scans of this volume can be seen on the Corinphila website. A wonderful presentation book housed in a hand crafted wooden box probably also provided by De La Rue, safe to say that this describer has not seen another example of this volume in his 46 years in the philatelic business.rnrnNote: It is interesting that Perkins, Bacon allegedly lost their contract due to the "Cancelled" overprints on classic British Commonwealth issues provided to the Hill family, yet De La Rue managed to keep their contract whilst providing a book of this nature to a presumably valued customer.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 40,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 182 Great Britain

    1861/69: Lot three covers from London to Stockholm, San Sebastian and Naples with the postage paid in cash while all three bear Penny Red stamps to pay the late fee which had to be added since November 1858 using an adhesive stamp. A fine and fresh trio.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 183 Great Britain

    1848/1990c.: Collection of covers/cards/ephemera (150+) with 1848 cover to Canada, 1850 cover with 1841 1 d. red tied by "409" of Jersey, interesting 1887/92 Jubilee issue covers incl. 4½ d. single franking reg'd to Switzerland, 1910c. small group of items to Chinde, BCA; Army Post Office mail, Censored covers, fine selection of British Levant usages from Beirut, Constantinople, Smyrna etc. Condition varies but much of interest.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 184 Great Britain

    1881/1908: Lot nine covers sent abroad, incl. 1881 Liverpool to Teneriffe, 1890 registered stationery envelope with superb CRYSTAL PALACE WESTERN ENTRANCE to Berlin1893 registered stationery cover from DAVID PLACE JERSEY to Berlin, 1896 Swiss response postcard from Lausanne to Holland, written and signed by the famous British feminist Josephine Butler (1828-1906), 1900 cover of the sixth weight rate with add. late fee from MARK LANE via Aden SEA POST OFFICE and BOUSHIRE to Shiraz in Persia, 1903 PPC with PAQUEBOT handstamp to St. Saviours Jersey, 1904 postcard JERSEY to KOTAGIRI India, and 1908 British International Reply Coupon used at HOTEL CECIL with 1926 envelope from this hotel. A diverse and appealing selection.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 270 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    1943/47: MEF 1 s. bistre, 2 s. 6 d. yellow-green, 5 s. red and 10 s. ultramarine, the set of four values handstamped SPECIMEN in black, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. An exceedingly scarce set Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 271 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    Somalia 1943/46: EAF 1 s. bistre and 2 s. 6 d. yellow-green (2), the 1 s. overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23), the 2 s. 6 d. overprinted SPECIMEN in black and a further example handstamped SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A rare group Gi = £ 350++.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 272 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    1942: MEF Postage Due, the complete set of five values, each handstamped SPECIMEN in black. Fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A very rare set.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 273 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    British Occupation of Italian Colonies 1942/49: The collection in a red album with MEF 1943/47 set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., 1948/49 Eritrea set of thirteen to 10 s., unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., BMA Eritrea set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., BA Eritrea 1951 set of seven unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., both Postage Due sets in blocks of four unmounted og., EAF 1943 set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., Somalia 1948 and 1950 sets unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., Tripolitania 1948, 1950 and 1951 sets unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., 1948 and 1950 Postage Due sets in blocks of four unmounted og.. A very clean and fine lot Gi = £ 5'250+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 903 Great Britain

    No lot
    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 934 Brit. Colonies lots/accumulations

    1860/1960: Small collection with some hundred stamps covering British Post Offices abroad as Eritrea, Maroc and Turkey. Furthermore stamps used by the armed forces in the Middle East, good to mixed condition and housed on album pages.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 935 Brit. Colonies lots/accumulations

    1852/1992c.: The Postal History selection (165+ items) with 1852 entires from Malta to Brussels and cover with 'From Prisoner Of War / Malta / Free' cachet, Hong Kong incl. QV 10 c. mauve registered stationery envelope, Gold Coast with 1923 3 d. reg'd stat. envelope up-rated with 6 d. from Bekwai to Switzerland, 1935 taxed cover to Switzerland, useful range of 1914/23 cards from the Sarawak Museum to Switzerland, Canada and useful Cyprus, Southern Africa etc.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 936 Brit. Colonies lots/accumulations

    1880/1998: Interesting variety lot 240 stamps predominantly unused, with better single values from classic to modern issues showing imperforated examples, miss-perforations, offset, inverted or shifted centers, double overprints and many more, from Great Britain and Commonwealth starting from Ascension up to Tasmania and New Zealand. Ideal for retail on internet.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 937 Brit. Colonies lots/accumulations

    1854/1913: Interesting old-time Commonwealth Collection in a 1913 Schaubek album, hundreds primarily used stamps in mixed condition incl. Australian States, Commonwealth of Australia, Fiji, Gibraltar, Malta with 1860 ½ d. buff, India with 1854 lithography, all four values, 1902 25 r. with fiscal cancel, official stamps, feudatory and convention states, Ceylon, Cyprus, Hongkong with Sunburst cancellation in blue on 1862 48 c. rose, Labuan, Malayan states and Malysia, New Zealand with Chalon Heads, North Borneo, Papua, Gold Coast with bisted 2 d. grey on piece, Colonies of South Africa such as Cape of Good Hope, Natal with 1902 £ 5 with handwritten cancellation, Mauritius Post paid worn impressions of 1 d. & 2 d., Barbados, British Guyana, Canada with 1851/57 3 d. Beaver and 10 d. Cartier imperf., Falkland Islands, New Brunswick, New Foundland and Nova Scotia.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 938 Albania

    1852 (Dec 5): Entire letter written from Antivari, Albania to Lyons, France endorsed 'Dalla Missione dell' Albania', struck with fine CATTARO / 16 DEC two line handstamp in black, thence via Karlstadt (Dec 22) with Valnes entry marking in red on front and Lyons arrival (Dec 29) on reverse. Charged '24' décimes due in manuscript. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 939 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 15A
    1863: Italy 60 c. lilac used on cover from Venice to Scutari, Albania endorsed 'Via Trieste, Col Vapore Austriaco di Antivari' tied by numeral obliterator with 'Venezia' despatch cds (April 5) adjacent. Triest transit (April 6) on reverse and superb strike of thimble SCUTARI D'ALBANIE cds in blue (11/4) and Turkey 1869 1 pi. yellow tied by all arabic Scutari handstamp in blue (Coles & Waalker figs. 3 and 6) to meet the Postage Due. A charming and rare cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 940 Albania

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    1913 (June 16): 2 pi. blackish-blue, an unused example with variety "Overprint Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. Rare. Signed Sorani. Cert. E. Diena Mi = € 500+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 941 Albania

    1940c.: Children's Charity issue imperforate set showing burning house and parent with young child in the foreground, the superb mint set of seven values to 25 q., in olive-green, violet, orange, green, brown-red and blue; on gummed paper, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 942 Albania

    1913/63: Collection hundreds used/unused stamps incl. 1913 Eagle ovpt on Turkish definitives, the unused examples of this issue up to 50 pia being of doubtful nature, later Skanderberg definitives, and Airmail incl. the 1952 issue.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 943 Albania

    1959/92: Enormous hoard of unused souvernir sheets, primarily unused, in multitude, incl. varieties such as 1962 Space Research 14 l. yellow & ochre imperf. and 1962 Deer imperf (45), a lot of topical content. Mi = € 41'000+ following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 944 Albania

    1855: Covers/cards (12) with 1855 entire from Sape (Vau i Dejës) to Lyon with ANTIVARI datestamp of Austrian P.O. with red 'Via Degli / Stati Sardi', and a few 1930's covers to Chocolat Tobler in Berne, 1951 cover to Indonesia taxed on arrival at 17½ sen etc. 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 945 Albania

    Catalogue# : 2/6
    Italian P.O.'s 1902/07: 'Albania' overprinted issue, ten different values for Albania & Epirus, with 18 stamps applied on pages from the Madagascar Post Office ledger book, together with two further pages from the ledger book with 'Durazzo /20 pa. 20' on 10 c. carmine postal stationery cards (3) and 'Albania / 20 Para 20' on Italy 20 c. claret postal stationery cards (5) all overlapping and both stamps and cards tied by circular receiving handstamp 'Postes et Telegraphes / Collection de Berne / Madagascar' in red. One page signed at base by the Director of Posts. Unique trio.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 946 Armenia

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    1920: Unframed HP Monogram Overprint '10 r.' on Imperial Russia Arms definitive 35 kop. lilac-brown & dark-green in a block of four, one stamp unused, three stamps mint og. Opinions Ashford and St. Berger (2014) Mi = EUR 15'000+.rnProvenance: Simon D. Tchilinghirian collection.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 947 Belgium

    1640/1688: Album 46 entire letters all with various tax markings and postal notes predominantely to Lille and Antwerpen, incl. 1706 double forwarded letter from Tonninge to Bruxelles. A fine assembly.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 948 Belgium

    Armée Sambre et Meuse 1794/96: Entire letters (8) with 1794 entire from Warem to Nancy with ARMÉE DE SAMBRE / & MEUSE in black; 1795 entire locally used in Brussels on headed paper with italic 'Agce. Gle. des postes / des arm. et de la Belg.' in red, 1795 entire from Brussels with BAU. GL. ARMS DU NORD / SAMBRE ET MEUSE in red; 1795 printed entire from Bonn with ARM. SAMB- / ET MEUSE in black; 1795 entire from Courtrai from 'F Division, 1796 paymaster's entire from Hersbruck to Frankfort and autographed letter-sheet signed by Lazare Hoche, 1810 entire from Antwerp with BAU PRINCIPAL / ARM. DU NORD in black. Scarce and generally fine group.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 949 Belgium

    Departements Conquis 1795/1814: Collection 30 letters from Dept. 91 to 95 and No. 97, incl. P.91.P. / NIEUPORT on envelope to France showing framed P.P.P.P. (Port Payé Passe Paris) in red, 92/  BEVEREN, P.92 P. / GRAMONT, P.92P. / LOCKEREN, 96 MASEYECK (3), 95/ VENLO, 95 / RUREMONDE, P.95.P. / MAASTRICHT as well as P.95 P. / MAASEYCK, all neatly mounted and described on album pages.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 950 Belgium

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    1849: 10 c. grey-brown, fine used examples (2), each with good margins all round, neatly cancelled by '73' and '76' numeral obliterators of Liege and Louvain respectively.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 951 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1849: 20 c. blue, a used example with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1850 entire letter to Poperinghe tied by faint '2' numeral obliterator with 'Alost' despatch cds in red (May 25) at right.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 952 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1849: 20 c. blue, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at top, used on 1850 entire letter to Arlon tied by bold '33' numeral obliterator with 'Dinant' despatch cds in red (March 29) at right and SArlon arrival in red on reverse. A most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 953 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 3B
    1850/54: Medaillon 10 c. deep grey-brown, a verticsal pair with just clear to large margins all round, portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, sheet marginal at right, used on 1854 entire letter to Gand tied by Brussels '24' numerals in black. Bruxelles cds (July 14) in blue at left. A most attractive entire. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 954 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 3B+4B+5B
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    1851/54: Medallion 10 c. deep grey-brown, 20 c. blue and 40 c. rose on thick paper, wmk. LL without frame, all marginal examples from side or top of sheet, 10 c. cancelled in Nivelles with '89' numeral the 20 and 40 c. cancelled '24' numeral obliterator of Brussels. A delightful set. Cert. Sorani.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 955 Belgium Colonies

    Belgian Congo 1887: Leopold II definitive 50 c. brown showing variety: two diff. perforations, tied by "BOMA 16 NOV 1890" cds to envelope to Bruxelles, endorsed "via Lisbonne", reverse with Banana transit and Bruxelles arrival cds's (14 DEC 1890).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 956 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 13C
    1863/65: 40 c. carmine, perf. 14½, a single and vertical pair used on triple rate cover to Paris (note manuscript '21/3' above adhesives), tied by dotted '12' obliterator with Anvers despatch cds at right (Dec 5). Valnes entryy mark in red and Paris arrival on reverse. Cleaned central stain but unusual. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 957 Belgium

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    1960 (June 1): Jubilee issue 75 years International Association of Railway Congresses, the compl. set of four values 20 F. to 70 F. unused mint, in marginal corner blocks of four of lower right of sheet Mi = € 720.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 958 Belgium

    1849/1970: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. better single values and full sets as Epaulettes and Médaillons, King Léopold 5 Fr. brown (signed Diena), Red Cross values, sets incl. King Albert 'Tin Hats' complete, Cardinal Mercier Memorial Fund, Orval Abbey Restauration Fund and many more, miniature and souvenir sheets, good condition and housed in four stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 959 Belgium Colonies

    1886/1945: Small selection few hundred stamps used/unused from Belgian Congo, incl. some better values and full sets and postage dues, in addition few items Katanga as well as Ruanda Urundi, mixed condition and housed in an album.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 960 Belgium

    1900/50: Lot few hundred picture postcards b/w and coloured, used and unused, mainly topographic views of Brussels and several North Sea beaches as Ostende, Blankenberge and others, also some views of various exhibition sites as Charleroi and Liège, mixed condition and housed in a small box.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    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

    Lot# : 974 Croatia

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    1941: Yugoslavia 50 p. orange and 1.50 d. red each with provisional type-writer overprints DRŽAVA / HRVATSKA in blackish-violet used on 1941 cover to from Jelza Island to Split cancelled by neat JELSA circular datestamp (April 28) in black. Scarce. Cert. Zrinjscak (2004).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 975 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 50 var
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    1941 (Aug 15): 1 k. deep greenish-blue, a diagonally bisected example used on un-addressed 1 k. postal stationery card (Mi P2), neatly tied by "Teslić' cds in black (July 11, 1942). Cert. Zrinjscak (2000).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 976 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 54+82+110
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    1941: 4 k. ultramarine, 1942 0.25 k. on 2 k. dull carmine and 1943 Soldier 9 k. + 4.50 k. deep brown used in combination with Italy 5 c. brown, 30 c. brown and Airmail 25 c. dull green pair optd. "N.D./H." in black on 1943 registered local cover, all tied by "Sebenico" datestamps (Sept 23) in black. Slight fault to envelope flap verso but a scarce and colourful franking. Cert. Berisslav Pervan (2016).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 977 Croatia

    1943 (April 10): 2nd Year of Croatian State 5 k. + 3 k. deep carmine red and 7 k. + 5 k. deep dark green, fine mint imperforate corner blocks of 25 (5x5) from the sheets of 100 stamps, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Rare Mi = EUR 4'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 978 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 148P/149P
    1943: Boskovic 3.50 k. two Colour Trials, perforated 14 (issued perf. 10¾), two examples printed in deep brown-red (claret), together with 12.50 k.in dark brown carmine. Rare and splendid Trials from the printer's archive in Vienna.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 979 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 161U
    1944 (May 22): Francetic 12.50 k. + 287.50 k. deep black, a fine mint imperforate sheet of 30, fresh and fine, full unmounted og Mi = EUR 900+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 980 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 173U/176U
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    1945 (March 19): Postal Workers, the set of four values complete, all matching corner marginal examples, variety "Imperforate", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scarce set. Cert. Zrinjscak (2011) Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 981 Croatia

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    Republic 1991 (Sept 9): Airmail 1 d. blue,black and red, an imperforate Proof sheet of fifteen subjects (5 x 3) with error Arms of Croatia printed in black instead of red, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Just 6 sheets are recorded thus - rare. Cert. B. Pervan (2018).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 982 Croatia

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    Republic 1991 (Sept 9): Airmail 1 d. blue, black and red, an imperforate Proof sheet of fifteen subjects (5 x 3) fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Just 6 sheets are recorded thus - rare. Cert. B. Pervan (2018).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 983 Croatia

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    Catalogue# : 41-178
    1941/45: The unused collection on cards with 1941 'Franco' set of four in blocks and a strip of overprint Proofs, 1941 Landscapes issue unused and imperf / imperf between varieties, 1942 Airmail miniature sheets perf. and imperf., 1942 5+20 k. perf and imperf. miniature sheets, 1943 Stamp day sheets, 1943 Imperf. Red Cross Colour Trial Proofs (11) and 12+6 k. in orange in a block of four imperf., 1943 Pavelič set in blocks and 100 k. in an imperf. pair etc.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 984 Croatia

    Catalogue# : 48
    1942/45: Small correspondence of 8 cards/covers from a Jewish refugee, with Croatian cards (2) mailed in December 1942 to Margitte Goldberg in Mlini from Samobor and Capljina, cover with Landscapes 50 p. blue in a block of six from Capljina, Italian Censored cover from Ms. Goldberg in Mlini, 1945 covers addressed to her in El-Shatt Refugee Camp in Egypt (4) etc. A most unusual and interesting correspondence from a successful escapee.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 985 Croatia

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    Italian Occupation of Sebenico (Šibenik) 1944 (March 15): The set of five values optd. 'N.D. / Hrvatska' and new values, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce set with just 4'500 possible, rare in multiples. Two blocks signed A. Diena. Cert. B. Pervan (2017) Sassone = € 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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