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  • Lot# : 517 French Levant

    1802 (Jan 11): Entire letter from Constantinople to Paris endorsed 'via Vienne', thence via Semlin where disinfected with "Netto e Fuori et di Dentro" cachet on reverse in black. Forwarded, presumably in Vienna, with manuscript "G.O.G. & Co. - 6 Fevr." along flap with French "d'autriche" origin marking on front in black; charged '12' décimes due upon delivery.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 518 French Levant

    1852: Entire letter from Smyrna to Syros struck with "Smyrne / Turquie" cds in black and fine EUROTAS French Paquebot datestamp (July 26) in black (Salles fig. 775), applied on the return leg of the Eurotas's maiden and only 1852 voyage (the ship only did six in total prior to being sunk in Alexandria harbour in 1854). Disinfected with slits and charged '60' lepta due for a double weight letter. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 519 French Levant

    1852/53: 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, each with good margins all round, tied to 1862 cover to Constantinople by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Fine strike of Paquebot SINAI cds alongside (Nov 8) in black (Salles fig. 820). Reverse with French P.O. arrival cds (Nov 16). Overall aging to cover but scarce.rnrnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 520 French Levant

    1863 (July 24): Entire from Alexandria to Basel, Switzerland, forwarded to Zug, bearing a mixed franking of Napoléon imperf. 80 c. rose and Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre, two fine and fresh examples with large margins and good perf., respectively, tied by '5080' numeral lozenge of the French PO in Alexandrie with "ALEXANDRIE 24 JUIL. 63 EGYPTE" cds, framed PD and French entry "PAQ. AN. V. SUEZ 2 AOUT 63 AMB. MARS. 2"cds in red alongside, reverse with Paris and Basel transit and Zug arrival (5 AUG. 63) cds's. Light fold through the stamps but an interesting franking and charming entire. Postage is 50 c. from Egypt to France and 40 c. from France to Switzerland.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 521 French Levant

    1913: Lot ten covers from Beyrouth and Smyrne, two of them sent registered, all directed to Zurich.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 522 French Levant

    1865/1880ca: Lot 170 used stamps or pieces and five covers from French Post offices abroad or Algeria incl. 1873 Tunis to Marseille with Siège 40 c. in a strip of three tied by 5107 Gros ciffre, 1879 Pointe-a-Pitre to Bordeaux with colonial Cérès 25 c. blue tied by corresponding Paquebot cancellation, 1882 Smyrne to Paris with blue cds, 1865 Salonque to Avignon with Napoléon perf. 10 c. & 40 c., pieces with cancellations of La Guayra, Port Cabello, Mexico, Cap Haitien, and Buenos Ayres, Levant Post offices with Varna Petit Chiffre 4018 in blue, Smyrna, Dardanelles, Alexandrette, Mersina, Galatz, Salonique, Beyrouth, Alexandria, Jaffa, Port Said, Shanghai, Yokohama, as well as post offices from Algeria incl. Guelma, Medeah, Arzeh, Blidah, Bouffarick, Setif, Tlemcen, and Bougie among others.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF
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