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The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part V)
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  • Lot# : 3001 Austria

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    Catalogue# : 5X
    1853 (29. Aug.): Brief von Rovereto nach Bologna im Kirchenstaat, frankiert mit 9 Kr. blau Type IIIa, ein gut- bis breitrandiges Stück, klar und übergehend entw. mit Zweizeiler "ROVERETO / 29. AUG." mit nebenges. AFFRANCATA, rücks. Transitstp. FERRARA und Ankunftsstp. BOLOGNA (31. Aug.). Korrekt frankierter Brief im dritten Briefkreis des österreichisch-italienischen Postvereins, der im und nach dem Kirchenstaat am 1. Oktober 1852 gültig wurde. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3002 Austria

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    Catalogue# : 37/I
    Küstenland 1867: Coarse whiskers 5 kr. red, a fine and fresh example tied by perfect central strike of attractive "J.R. SPEDIZIONE POSTALE IN ZARAVECCHIA 12 / 6" (Kein 6053a = 140 points) on piece.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3003 Austria

    1853/63: Lot vier Auslandsbriefe nach Sardinien und Sizilien, dabei 1854 eingeschriebener Brief Tarnopol nach Piemont, das Porto bar bezahlt, der Einschreibezuschlag rückseitig mit 6 Kreuzer - Marke frankiert, 1856 Rovereto nach Saluzzo, Piemont, frankiert mit 15 Kreuzern, neun für Österreich und sechs für Sardinien, 1856 Gradisca nach Torino, unterfrankiert mit 9 Kreuzern und dementsprechend in Sardinien taxiert, sowie 1863 Pozeg, Kroatien-Slawonien nach Siculiana, Sizilien, frankiert mit Paar 1861 15 Kr. blau für den österreichischen Anteil des doppelgewichtigen Briefes, dementsprechend in Sizilien für den Rest der Strecke taxiert.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3004 Austria

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    Catalogue# : 4X
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Lake of Garda 1851 (July): Entire letter written in Limone, situated above Salo at the Lago di Garda, despatched there at the vessel and directed to Recoaro in Venetia, bearing left marginal 6 kr. brown type I, a fine and fresh adhesives with fair to large margins, tied by single strike of ornate framed "Imp = Reg = Vapori" handstamp ('Muschelstempel') in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 353 / Müller 3421a). Reverse with Peschiera transit (July 15) and RECOARO arrival (July 16) datestamps. Light horizontal file fold well away from the franking, not distracting at all from this attractive Shipmail usage. Signed Ferchenbauer.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Öphila sale (Oct. 2004).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3005 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Lake of Garda 1850/54c: Group three pieces and two covers with cancellations of the ornate framed "Imp = Reg = Vapori" handstamp ('Muschelstempel') in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 353 / Müller 3421a) struck on pieces with combination of 3 kr. red & 6 kr. brown, ex F. Brunner, on single 3 kr. red, and on pair, one cover with 3 kr. red from Riva del Garda to Desenzano, another cover with 15 c. red from Verona to Limone. An appealing lot.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3006 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 3X
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1853 (July 21): Cover to the Covacevich company in Trieste, endorsed "col vapore", bearing 1850 3 kr. light rose, Type IIIa, three  fresh and fine adhesive with good to large margins, tied by two clear strikes of framed octagonal "SEBENICO 21 / 6 V.L.A." datestamp (Müller 3422l = 160 points). Reverse with oval TRIEST arrival (June 23) cds in red. Lightest horizontal file fold and minor staining just mentioned for accuracy, a beautiful cover. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3007 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 5X
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1854c (July 17): Second page of entire letter to Venezia, bearing 1850 9 kr. blue, Type III, a superb fresh and fine adhesive with enormous margins incl. sheet margin at right (7 mm), tied by light strike of framed octagonal "CURZOLA 17 / 7 V.L.A." datestamp with CURZOLA inverted in black (Müller 3422d = 1'000 points). Reverse with part strike of VENEZIA arrival datestamp. Lightest horizontal file fold and some toning just mentioned for accuracy, an appealing cover with this eclectic cancellation. Signed A. Diena & Sorani.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3008 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 5Y
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1856 (May 29): Entire letter from Trieste to Ragusa, bearing 1854 9 kr. blue, Type IIIb, a fresh and fine adhesive with large margins all round, tied by clear strike of framed octagonal "TRIESTE 29 / 5 V.L.A." datestamp (Müller 3422p = 280 points). Reverse with ZARA transit cds and two line RAGUSA arrival (June 1) datestamp. Some edge wrinkles at top of entire, nevertheless an attractive cover. rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Öphila (Oct 2004).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3009 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 4Y
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1857 (March 9): Cover from Segna to Trieste, endorsed "Col Vapore", bearing 1854 6 kr. rose-brown, Type III, a fresh adhesive with fair to large margins (light nearly indistinct vert. file fold), tied by clear strike of framed octagonal "SEGNA 9 / 3 V.L.A." datestamp (Müller 3422m = 560 points). Reverse with indistinct TRIEST arrival cds in red. Minor staining, nevertheless an appealing and desirable cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3010 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 32
    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1864c (April 24): Cover from Zara to Trieste, bearing 1864 Arms 5 kr. rose perf. 9½, a fine example with good to large margins (some perf. toning), tied by clear framed octagonal "LUSSINPo 24 / 4 V. L. A." datestamp (VLA = Vapore Lloyd Austriaco) (Tchilinghirian fig. 14 / Müller 3422g = 400 points). An appealing and desirable cover. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3011 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1866 (Aug 12): Cover from Segna / Zengg to Pola, bearing 1864 5 kr. rose perf. 9½ (some perf. toning), tied by a crisp strike of the elusive oval "SEGNA 8 / VII / 66 V. No 26" datestamp (V = Vapore) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 37 / Müller 3421n = 1'200 points). Reverse with FIUME transit and POLA arrival (July 10) cds's. A most attractive cover with this Shipmail cancellation of utmost rarity. Signed R. Mondolfo, cert. Ferchenbauer (1988).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3012 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1850/64c: Group ten pieces cancelled with VLA - Vapore Lloyd Austriaco datestamps incl. rare FIUME (Müller 3422e = 560 points), "LUSSINPo", four strikes of the name part of this datestamp only on one stamp, perfect SEBENICO on 9 kr. blue, SPALATO, and ZARA on six pieces with 1850 9 kr. blue (2), on piece with 1850 3 kr. & 6 kr., on 1861 5 kr. red (2), 1863 15 kr. perf. 14, and 1864 3 kr. green perf. 9½ (2). An interesting and appealing lot.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3013 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Mailing Facilities on Board of Ships, Adriatic Sea 1850/64c: Group seven covers / entires struck with VLA - Vapore Lloyd Austriaco datestamps incl. LUSSINPo (Müller 3422g = 680 points) and LUSSINPICOLO on 1864 5 kr. rose (Müller 3422h = 680 points), SEBENICO, SPALATO, TRIESTE on 1861 10 kr. brown (2) and ZARA on 1864 6 kr. brown and 1863 15 kr. brown (Müller 3422q = 160 points each). An interesting and appealing lot.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3014 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 32
    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1867 (April 15): Entire letter from Macarsca to Trieste, bearing 1863 Arms 5 kr. rose perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single adhesive, tied by superb "MACARSCA / 15 / 4 / COL VAPORE" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 25 / Müller 3423d = 250 points). Reverse with SPALATO transit and oval TRIEST arrival (April 18) datestamps. Lightest filing fold well away from the franking not distracting at all from the attractiveness of this item.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Öphila (Oct 2004).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3015 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 32
    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1867 (Aug 3): Entire letter from Cavtat to the Covacevich company in Trieste, bearing three examples of 1864 Arms 5 kr. rose, fine and fresh examples, tied by two superb strikes of two-line "SPALATO / COL VAPORE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 22 / Müller 3423i). Horizontal file fold not distracting at all from this rare triple rate franking in the unified 1866 5 kreuzer tariff, signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3016 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1867c: Stationery envelope 1867 coarse whiskers 5 kr. red, sent from Curzola to Ragusa, handwritten "da cazerria" despatch note, the indicium cancelled by two-line "CURZOLA / COL VAPORE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian similar to fig. 22 / Klein 7945 = 250 points). Reverse with two line "RAGUSA 20 NOVe" arrival datestamp. Vertical file fold well away from the indicium, nevertheless an attractive cover with this rare Shipmail cancellation.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3017 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1878 (July 5): Stationery postcard 1874 fine whiskers 2 kr. yellow, Illyrian type, sent from Sibenik to Vienna, indicium cancelled by two-line "SEBENICO / COL VAPORE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 21 / Klein 7950a = 100 points), "WIEN 8 / 7 78" arrival cds alongside. A fine and fresh Shipmail item.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3018 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 38/I
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    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1869c (Nov): Cover from Trieste to Scutari d'Albania bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 10 kr. blue (some irregularities at top left) tied by fair two-line "TRIESTE / COL VAPORE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 20 / Klein 7952a), transit ZARA (Nov 26) cds on reverse. Upon arrival Turkish Postage Due 1 pi. and 20 pa. brown (Mi 11Aa + 12Ab) were added to the reverse, tied by light Scutari handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 3 / Tchilinghirian fig. 498). Sideflaps missing and opened up for display, nevertheless a fine and fresh Shipmail item, signed E. Diena; cert. Ferchenbauer (1982) Ferchenbauer = € 4'000.rnNote: After the Austrian rate unification of 1866, the rate from the Küstenland harbours to Albania was reduced to 10 kreuzer. 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3019 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1850/74: Group 16 pieces with all adhesives cancelled / tied by two-line "..... / COL VAPORE" handstamps in black from CATTARO, SPALATO, TRIESTE and ZARA. A lot with a large diversity of frankings.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3020 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Port Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1854/74: Group nine covers / entires incl. "CATTARO / COL VAPORE" on 1861 5 kr. red and 10 kr. brown, also on 1867 5 kr. red, "SEBENICO / COL VAPORE" on 1854 9 kr. blue (2 covers) and on 1863 15 kr. bropwn perf. 14, "SPALATO / COL VAPORE" on 1867/74 cover and stationery card, also "TRIESTE / COL VAPORE" on two covers with 1861 10 kr. brown and 1867 5 kr. red. A most interesting lot.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3021 Lombardy-Venetia

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    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for ship letters, Lago Maggiore 1858 (March 26): Cover written in Sesto Calende and despatched at the vessel at the Lago Maggiore, directed to Porto Valtravaglia, bearing 15 c. 'rosa vermiglio' on machine paper in type III, a fine and fresh adhesive with good to large margins, tied by clear strikes of "I. R. PIROSCAFO SUL LAGO MAGGIORE" handstamp in black (Müller 302a). Reverse with indistinct datestamp (March 27). Signed Bolaffi; cert. E. Diena (1985). Lot includes a single example of 1854 45 c. light-blue on machine paper with the same cancellation.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3022 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for ship letters, Lake of Garda 1854/64: Lot three pieces and two covers incl. a most attractive set of three pieces with 1854 machine paper 3 kr. red, 6 kr. brown and 9 kr. blue, in addition marginal 3 kr. on cover to Verona and 1863 5 kr. rose perf. 9½, all tied by strikes of octagonal framed "RIVA VAPORE" handstamp in black (Müller 3424a). A most appealing selection.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3023 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 5X
    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters, Adriatic Sea 1850 (June 28): Entire letter from Trieste to S.M. Maddalena, bearing 9 kr. light blue in type I on handmade paper, a fine and fresh adhesive with good to large margins, tied by clear straight line "C. V. DA TRIESTE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 6 / Müller 3425a). Reverse with "S. M. MADDALENA" arrival (June 30) datestamp in black. Some toning, nevertheless an appealing usage in the first month of the first Austrian issue. Ferchenbauer = € 375 for the early usage.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 90.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3024 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 2X
    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters, Adriatic Sea 1850 (Aug 16): Entire letter from Trieste to Mestre, bearing three single examples of 2 kr. grey in slightly different shades, the rightmost stamp with variety 'unterlegte Mitte', all in type Ia on handmade paper, the leftmost example with blunted design at top right as in type Ib but without the characteristic dash below the 'R' of 'KREUZER'. All fine and fresh adhesives with good to large margins, cancelled / tied by two clear strikes of straight line "C. V. DA TRIESTE" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 6 / Müller 3425a). Reverse with MESTRE arrival (Aug 18) datestamp in black. A splendid cover with this most attractive and particular franking. Signed E. Müller Ferchenbauer = € 2'500.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3025 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 32
    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters, Adriatic Sea 1867 (May 20): Entire letter from Lussinpicolo to Trieste, bearing 1863 5 kr. rose perf 9½, a fine and fresh adhesive, slightly overinked, tied by fair octagonal "COL PIROSCAFO / DA / LUSSINPICOLO 20 / 5" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 36 / Müller 3425e = 1'050 points), oval TRIEST arrival cds of the following day. Slight file fold at base of entire just mentioned for accuracy, nevertheless an attractive entire with this rare and sought after cancellation. 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3026 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 37/I+38/I
    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters, Adriatic Sea 1869 (July 21): Cover from Zara to Genova, bearing 1867 Coarse whiskers 5 kr. red and 10 kr. blue, two fine and fresh adhesive, tied by straight line "Leta arrta per mare" in italics (Müller 3425f / Tchilinghirian Abb. 28), "P.D." alongside. Oval TRIEST transit and Udine - Verona ambulant datestamps as well as Genova distribution cachet (June 24) on reverse. An attractive incoming cover, correctly franked in the Italy rate. Signed G. Bolaffi.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3027 Lombardy-Venetia

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    Austrian Levant Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters 1868 (March 6): Printed Matter entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste bearing pair 1863 2 s. yellow perf. 14 (Sassone 36L), tied on arrival by "LETTERE ARRIVATE / COL VAPORE / DAL LEVANTE handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 99). Reverse with crisp oval Trieste (13 / 3) arrival datestamp. Few blunted perfs at corner's edge, nevertheless a rare franking on an appealing item, a late usage signed Bolaffi & E. Diena; cert. Ferchenbauer (1986) Sassone = € 2'000 / Ferchenbauer = € 2'300.rnProveance: Collection H. Künzi.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3028 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Austrian Levant Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters 1864: 2 s. dark-yellow perf. 9½ in a horiz. pair (Sassone 41L), fresh colour, well embossed, tied by fair three line "LETTERE ARRIVATE / COL VAPORE / DAL LEVANTE" datestamp (Müller 103e = 48 Punkte) to entire printed matter letter, directed to Trieste. Reverse with oval "TRIEST 16 / 8" arrival datestamp. A rare pair, signed A. Diena & Raybaudi; cert. E. Diena (1985) Sassone 41 / Ferchenbauer = € 3'500. 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3029 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Levant Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship letters 1866 (Sept 11): Entire letter from Alexandria to Tannwald, Bohemia, bearing 1863 Arms 15 s. brown perf. 9½ (Sassone 45L), a fine and fresh vertical pair (two perfs slightly blunted at the entire's edge), cancelled upon transit in Trieste by two-line "COL VAPORE / D'ALESSANDRIA" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 82). Later transit strikes on reverse of oval TRIEST datestamp and REICHENBERG cds as well as TANNWALD (Sept 20) arrival cds. Horizontal file fold well away from the franking not distracting at all from this interesting item from a cotton dealer in Alexandria to a spinning mill in Bohemia, with 15 soldi for the Lloyd shipmail to Trieste and 15 soldi for the GAPU, signed E. Diena & Raybaudi.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3030 DDSG

    Danube Steam Navigation Company in Vienna 1862c (May 30): Official large part letter (part at right with the year's date cut off) from the Vienna agency of the D.D.S.G with imprinted "Franco / K.k.p.D.D.G. / Portofrei" in black and matching handstamp in blue, both on obverse, sent within the city. Some toning and light hor. file fold, nevertheless an exceptional usage.rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Ringström & Tester on page 73.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel (March 1972), lot 2.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3031 DDSG

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    Danube Steam Navigation Company in Bulgaria 1844 (Sept 8): Entire letter from Varna to Constantinople struck with wreathed double circle "P.P. / VARNA" handstamp in oily black (not in Tchilinghirian). An exceptional strike of this extremely scarce handstamp on cover from the well-known Zafiropulo correspondence, lightest horizontal file fold not distracting at all from the appealing appearance of this entire letter, in addition an elusive usage. Sold tel quel, cert. Goller (2021).rnNote: Tchilinghirian & Stephens do not even mention this handstamp in part VII of their monography issued in 1967. There are only two covers known with a strike of this handstamp, both despatched in 1844. Aside the present entire another cover was sold the last time when the collection of Franz See was offered in May 1979 (Corinphila sale 62, lot 2571). In the describer's eye both strikes look at least unusual as the wreath which decorates in many Austrian handstamps the lower part of the handstamp is in this case placed upside down in the upper part. The name VARNA seems to be introduced in manuscript, covering parts of the wreath. Also parts of the inner circle and the PP are enforced with ink. This cancellation is an enigma and offered tel quel. rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 121 (May 2000), lot 1789; collection Arsman, DF sale (May 2005), lot 20166.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3032 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : V23
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    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria 1865c (Aug 28): Cover from Oreava / Orekhovo to Constantinople, bearing 1864 Arms 15 s. brown perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single adhesive, tied by clear "OREAVA 28 / VIII" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 909) of the DDSG P.O. in blue, "NACH ABGANG DER POST" handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with RUSTSCHUK transit and CONSTANTINOPEL arrival (Sept 6) cds's. A fine Levant to Levant item with minor toning. Signed Bolaffi; cert. A. Diena (1970).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3033 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on September 1866 envelope from Ruschuk to Galatz, tied by crisp "RUSTZUK 6 / IX" cds of the DDSG post office in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 916). Reverse with oval GALATZ arrival datestamo in blue from the following day. Cover refolded, nevertheless attractive.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3034 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on March 1867 envelope from Vidin to Braila, tied by oval "AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 933) and in addition by a thimble "30 / 3" circular datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928A). Part of upper right corner missing and skillfully repaired, nevertheless an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3035 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A + Austria 32
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria 1866 (Oct 13): Cover from Sistov via Alt-Orsova to Vienna, bearing a combination franking of DDSG 1866 17 kr. scarlet perf. 12 and two single examples of Austrian 1864 Arms 5 kr. rose perf. 9½, three fresh and fine single adhesives, the Arms adhesives well embossed. The DDSG adhesive tied by clear oval "AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928) and in addition by a thimble "13 / 10" circular datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928A). Upon arrival in Orsova, the Austrian definitives were tied by "ALT-ORSOVA 16 / 10" cds in black. Reverse with "9-11 Fr, WIEN 19 - X" arrival cds. Horizontal file fold well away from the spectacular franking just mentioned for accuracy, an exceptional combination paying the journey up the Danube from Sistov to the Austrian border at Orsova in the first rate and the consecutive journey to Vienna, interestingly in the second rate of the 1866 unified tariff.rnReference: Jerger - Mischfrankaturen on page 320.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Dorotheum (Nov 2003).rn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3036 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example with usual perforation on August 1869 entire letter from Sistov to Orsova, tied by oval "AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928) and in addition by a thimble "13 / 8" circular datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928A). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3037 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example with usual perforation on October 1871 entire letter from Sistov to Orsova, tied by "SISTOV 28 / X" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 929). Light horizontal file fold, not distracting at all from the attractiveness of this cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3038 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1B
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 9½, showing few usual blunted perfs, a used example on June 1867 envelope from Czernavoda to Orsova, tied by oval "CZERNAVODA 17 / 6" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 851). Horizontal file fold just mentioned for accuracy, a very attractive cover from this rare and sought after office.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3039 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1B
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 9½, showing few usual blunted perfs, a used example on October 1867 envelope from Piquet to Braila, tied by oval "AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / PIQUET" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) and in addition by a thimble "19 / 10" circular datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 928A). A very fresh and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3040 DDSG

    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example, on March 1870 entire letter from Galatz to Braila tied by Trip Number 4 boxed handstamp "4-VI 3. Reise" struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 326). A scarce cancellation of particularly fine quality.rnNote: The 'Reise' Trip Number datestamps may have been used on the boats 'Giurgevo' and 'Sulina'. This was a shuttle service from Romanian grain loading ports on the lower Danube. Whilst the handstamps are found on D.D.S.G. covers, largely during 1870, they were in use on the Parcel stamps for a few more years, probably until 1875. It is speculated that they were designed to handle packages through Customs / Border Control, as five towns named on the Parcel stamps are on national borders.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel (March 1972), lot 206.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3041 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1870 10 kr. red, used on August 1871 entire letter from Galatz to Ruschuk tied by oval framed Ship Sailing Number handstamp "ARPAD / 6" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 285), dealer's cachet in blue alongside. Adhesive with usual perforation, some toning and insect bite on reverse, of no importance for this item with a good strike of this scarce marking.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Dorotheum (Nov 2003).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3042 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Serbia: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example with over average perforation on June 1872 envelope from Belgrad to Vienna, tied by superb "BELGRAD 18 / VI 72" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 671), reverse with "WIEN 21 / 6 7-9 F, 72" arrival cds in black. A most attractive cover, a very rare and sought after cancellation for an advanced collection of the DDSG, signed Renato Mondolfo.rnReference: This perfect strike is depicted in Tchilinghirian & Stevens, part 6 on page 418.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel (March 1972), lot 289.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3043 Lombardy-Venetia

    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd express line Venice - Trieste: 1853 30 c. 'bruno scuro' Type I (Sassone 8), a fine and fresh strip of five, cancelled by four fair strikes of boxed "DA VENEZIA / COL VAPORE 10 / 1" datestamp, the second type with 'V' over 'V' (Tchilinghirian fig. 8). An attractive multiple with exceptional Shipmail usage. Signed A. Diena & Raybaudi Sassone = € 3'000 / Ferchenbauer = € 2'150.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3044 Lombardy-Venetia

    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd express line Venice - Trieste: Lot five covers, the adhesives tied by fair to clear strikes of boxed "DA VENEZIA / COL VAPORE .. / ." datestamp, in both types (Tchilinghirian figs. 7/8). Lot includes unusual 1854 9 kreuzer franking directed to Vienna, two 1857 30 centesimi frankings to Trieste, 1858 type II usages of 10 soldi to Parenzo and 15 soldi to Zara. Some competent signatures.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3045 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 31+34
    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd ship lines 1866 (Jan 31): Cover from Trieste to Ancona, endorsed "Vapore", bearing 1864 Arms 3 kr. green (2) and 15 kr. brown, all perf. 9½, three fresh adhesives overall good perfoartion, scissor cut, tied by two bold strikes of oval TRIEST despatch datestamp, framed "P.D." alongside. Reverse with ANCONA arrival (Feb 1, 66) cds. Cover refolded, lightest horizontal file just mentioned for accuracy, a most appealing Shipmail item.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3046 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : Greece 25+27+42a
    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd ship lines 1872 (Nov 20): Cover from Syra to Genova, endorsed "Via Brindisi", franked at 65 lepta rate by cleaned plates 5 l. green, 20 l. blue and 40 l. mauve on blue, three fresh and fine adhesives with fair to large margins all round, tied by crisp SYRA despatch cds, an information strike, framed PD in oily red and italics straight line "coi Postali Austriaci" handstamp alongside. Reverse with Kerkyra and Brindisi transit cds's. Horizontal file well away from franking and postmarks, nevertheless a most appealing outgoing Greek cover using the Lloyd Shipmail service. Hellas 25a+27a+28b.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3047 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 37/I
    Lloyd ship lines 1873 (Jan 18): Envelope from Durazzo to Trieste, bearing 1867 Coarse whiskers 5 kr. red, a fine and fresh single example, tied by clear oval "SCHIFFS POSTAMT 5 18 / 1 DURAZZO 73" datestamp in black (Klein 7943a = 250 points / Tchilinghirian fig. 56). Reverse with oval TRIEST arrival (Jan 20) datestamp. A rare and attractive cover, signed Bolaffi.rnNote: This cancellation from Durazzo is nearly exclusively found on soldi stamps current at this Albanian port, on kreuzer adhesives an elusive rarity.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 77 (Oct. 1988), lot 2209.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3048 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Austrian Lloyd, Shipmail cancellations 1896 (May 30): Cover to Basel bearing Egypt 1888 5 m. rose-carmine (Gi 63) in a horizontal strip of four, tied by clear "LLOYD AUSTRIACO LXXV" (Semiramis, Klein 7931v), reverse with BASEL arrival (June 4) cds. Cert. Puschmann (2009).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3049 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Fluvial Shipmail, Companies in Prague & Linz 1856/60: Group with four covers incl. two covers of the 'PRAGER SCHIFFFAHRTS-GESELLSCHAFT' and one of the 'PRAGER DAMPF & SEGEL SCHIFFFAHRT', directed to one of the large Bohemian cristallware companies, all with 1854 3 kr. red tied in Bodenbach and Teschen, also 1860 cover of the 'J. G. Riedl  SCHIFFFAHRTS UNTERNEHMUNG LINZ' with 1858 10 kr. brown to Straubing.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3050 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship Letters, Adriatic Sea 1854/61c: Lot eight pieces and a cover struck by fair to clear straight line "Leta. arrta. per mare." handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 28 / Müller 3425f) incl. the eight pieces with different single or combination frankings from the first issue and the cover with three single examples of 1861 5 kreuzer.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3051 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic Sea 1867/98c: Group with two pieces and seven covers, struck by different Shipmail handstamps incl. "ARRIVATA PER MARE " (Tchilinghirian fig. 34) on two covers, "LETTERE DI VAPORE" (Tchilinghirian fig. 39) on two pieces, one postcard and two covers, "VAPORE DALLA DALMAZIA ED ISTRIA" (Tchilinghirian fig. 44) on picture postcard and cover. Interesting lot.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3052 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Origin Markings for Ship letters, Adriatic & Mediterranean Sea 1867/1910c: Group with four pieces and seven covers, struck by different Shipmail handstamps incl. "ARRIVATA PER MARE" (Tchilinghirian fig. 34) on four multiples / pieces, "LETTERE DI VAPORE" (Tchilinghirian fig. 39) on two covers from Dobrota and Curzola, "VAPORE DALLA DALMAZIA ED ISTRIA" (Tchilinghirian fig. 44) on stationery postcard from Parenzo to Gorizia and on letter card, "COL VAPORE" (Tchilinghirian fig. 40) on letter card Spalato to Ragusa, and "ARRIVATO PER MARE" (Tchilinghirian fig. 41) from Zara to Trieste, also "Arrivato col vapore" struck in Thessaloniki on cover Volo to Trieste. Interesting lot.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3053 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd ship lines 1870/80: Group three covers from Greece to Italy showing strikes of framed "PIROSCAFI POSTALI AUSTRIACI" handstamps, sent unfranked 1870 Zakynthos to Venezia with Italian Due 60 centesimi, tied by "VENEZIA ARRIVO" datestamp, 1877 Syra to Genova with superb 30 l. brown and 1880 Kerkyra to Gallipoli. An interesting group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3054 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd ship lines 1873/76: Group two pieces, one postcard and three covers bearing 1867/74 coarse and fine whiskers frankings with "SCHIFFSPOSTAMT 3" cds from SEBENICO on two pieces and stationery card, SPALATO on entire to Trieste, "SCHIFFSPOSTAMT 4" from TRIEST cover to Cattaro, and "SCHIFFSPOSTAMT 5" from Lussinpicolo on cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3055 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail 1854/1907: Group one piece and eight covers incl. "C. V. DA TRIESTE" on 1851 handmade paper 9 kr. to Lanciano, Papal States and 1854 machine paper 9 kr. to Codogna, "COL LLOYD DA TRIESTE" on 1861 cover to Padova and 1863 to Venezia, "Leta arrta per mare" italics straight line handstamp on three covers Zara to Vienna, also to Trieste and Roveredo, on 1907 stationery post card to Venezia, and on piece with strip of three Hungarian 5 kr. red adhesives.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3056 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Covers from and to Trieste 1841/57c: Group with 13 covers incl. three stampless covers from Syros and Piraeus with Lloyd vessel to Trieste, two 1852 xovers with "L.A." cachets of the Lloyd Austriaco aside the franking, sent from Trieste to Vienna, five other covers from Trieste to Italy, some part paid, and three ingoping covers from Lussinpicolo and Ragusa.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3057 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

    Austrian Shipmail, Italian ship lines 1880/98c: Group four covers using Austrian / Hungarian frankings and transported on at least part of their journey with Italian vessels showing on the adhesives or aside strikes of framed "PIROSCAFI POSTALI ITALIANI" handstamps, incl. 1880 cover to a member of the Italian parliament in Rome bearing pair 1867 5 kr. red, 1882 cover Salonicco to Livorno, the Austrian adhesive tied Italian barred numeral, 1887 cover to Rome and 1898 envelope Siracusa to the shipping company 'Adria' in Fiume with Hungarian adhesive tied by the Shipmail handstamp. An interesting group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3058 Austrian Levant

    Aegean Islands, Austrian Lloyd Agency in Mytilene 1871 (Dec 8): Entire letter from Mytilene to Athens franked by 1867 Coarse whiskers 10 s. blue neatly tied by METELINE cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 566) in black, reverse with PIRAEUS transit cds. Charged on arrival with Large Hermes 20 lepta blue tied by ATHENS arrival (Dec 8) cds. A beautiful cover, signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3059 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4/I
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    Anatolian Black Sea Ports, Lloyd Post Office in Samsun 1870 (Aug 16): Double rate Cover from Samsun to Constantinople, bearing pair 1867 Coarse whiskers 10 s. blue, a fine and fresh multiple, cancelled by "SAMSUN 16 / 8" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 994). Reverse with oval "LLOYD AGENZIE CONSTANTINOPOLI" arrival (Aug 18) cds. Cover with file folds away from the franking and some paper wear, nevertheless an appealing usage from this desirable office. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1992).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3060 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2/I+4/I
    Asia Minor, Consular Post Office in Smyrna 1873 (July 19): Cover from Smyrna to Genova franked by 1867 Coarse whiskers 3 s. green and pair 10 s. blue, fine and fresh examples, tied / cancelled by thimble "SMIRNE 19 / 7 73" handstamps (Tranmer fig. 10), "P.D." handstamp alongside. Reverse with BRINSISI transit and GENOVA arrival (July 26) cds's. Appealing presentation of the 23 soldi rate to Italy with 15 soldi for the Levant and eight soldi for Italy.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3061 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4/I+5/I
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    Bulgaria, Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Varna 1872 (Oct 5): Double rate Cover from Bursa to Lyon, bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 10 s. blue (2) and 15 s. brown (4), two lower adhesives with watermark, six primarily fresh and fine adhesives, tied by three strikes of "LETTERE ARRIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA / 5 / 10 / 72" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115), two adhesives in addition by French "AUTR. 10 OCT. 72 AVRICOURT" entry cds in blue, "A. / P.D." handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with LYON arrival (Oct 11) cds. Cover with minor toning, an attractive entire overpaying the correct 70 s. rate by ten soldi. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1988).rnNote: Since 1871, the rate is 10 s. for the Levant and 25 s. for France. 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3062 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5/I
    Bulgaria, Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Vidin 1870 (Nov 10): Entire letter from Vidin to Orsova, bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 15 s. brown, a fresh and fine example, cancelled by crisp and central thimble "WIDDIN 10 / 11 70" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 896) in blue, reverse with ALT-ORSOVA arrival (Nov 13) cds. Attractive.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 133 (June 2002), lot 1127.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3063 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+6/I
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    Constantinople 1868 (July 17): Cover from Constantinople to Genova, endorsed "via Varna", bearing 1864 Arms 3 s. green perf 9½, well embossed in combination with 1867 coarse whiskers 25 s. grey-violet, two overall fresh and fine examples (some perf toning), cancelled by clear "CONSTANTINOPLE 17 / 7" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) of the consular P.O. "P.D." in red and framed "PIROSCAFI POSTALI ITALIANI" alongside, reverse with GENOVA arrival cds. Attractive, cert. Ferchenbauer (1996) Ferchenbauer = € 1'000.rnNote: Endorsed via Varna but franked via Corfu with onward journey on an Italian vessel.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3064 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+4/I
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    Egypt, Post Office in Alexandria 1869 (July 19): Entire letter from Alexandria to Krainburg, Austria, bearing 1864 Arms 5 s. rose in combination with 1867 Coarse whiskers 10 s. blue, two fine and fresh examples, tied by "ALEXANDRIEN 19 / 7" cds in black (Tranmer fig. 5). Reverse with oval KRAINBURG arrival (July 25) cds. Cover with hor. file fold well away from the franking, nevertheless a most appealing mixed usage. Cert. E. Diena (1988) Ferchenbauer = € 1'800.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3065 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4/II
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    Greece, Austro-Hungarian Lloyd Agency in Syra 1880 (May 13): Entire letter from Syra to Smyrna franked by 1874 Fine whiskers 10 s. blue, tied by superb oval "AGENZIA DES LLOYD AUSTRO-HUNGARICO / SIRA" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 526) in blue, reverse with "SPED. POST: PRESSO LLOYD / SMIRNE 13 / 5 80" arrival cds. Vertical file fold well away from adhesive and the elusive cancellation, an attractive cover, certs. Sorani (1982), Ferchenbauer (1992).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3066 Austrian Levant

    Macedonia, Austrian Lloyd Agency in Cavalla 1858 (Feb 4): Entire letter from Cavalla to Constantinople, struck with superb oval framed Sunburst type "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CAVALLA" in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 632). A magnificent strike of this rare marking and in spite of a vertical file fold a beautiful cover.rnProvenance: Collection Arsman, DF sale (May 2005), lot 20194.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3067 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V17+V23
    Macedonia, Consular Post Office in Serres 1864c (Oct 4): Double rate Cover from Serres to Vienna franked by 1863 10 s. blue perf. 14 (corner fault) in combination with 1864 15 s. brown perf. 9½, two horizontal pairs, overall fine and fresh examples, well embossed, tied / cancelled by three strikes of two-line "SERRES / OTT. 4" handstamps in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 616). Reverse with WIEN arrival (Oct 10) cds. Some cover edge wear and minor toning, nevertheless an appealing and very rare entire, correctly franked with twice 20 soldi for the Levant plus twice 15 soldi for Austria. Signed Pfenniger, cert. Eichele (2008).rnReference: Another item from the Fratelli Dumba correspondence is displayed in the Ferchenbauer handbook, part IV on page 530.rnProvenance: Collection Henry W. Houser, Robson Lowe (June 1992), lot 1078.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3068 Austrian Levant

    Romania, Austrian Lloyd Agency in Ibraila 1856 (Sept 25): Entire letter from Ibraila to Constantinople, struck with crisp impression of oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Ibraila" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 827). A superb strike and a quite beautiful cover.rnProvenance: Collection Monte Napoleone, Corinphila sale 78 (Oct. 1988), lot 883.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3069 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V14+V15+V23
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    Romania, Consular Post Office in Giurgevo, Wallachia 1866 (March 18): Entire letter from Giurgevo to Trieste, bearing 1863 Arms 2 s. yellow and 3 s. green perf. 14 in combination with 1864 Arms 15 s. brown perf. 9½, three fine and fresh examples, well embossed, cancelled by "GIURGEVO 18 / 3" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 748). Reverse with oval TRIEST arrival (March 26) datestamp. An exceptional franking, paying 15 soldi in the special pre October 1866 Levant rate from Giurgevo and five soldi in the post January 1866 unified Austrian rate, a great postal history item from the months between January and September 1866. Signed Raybaudi; cert. E. Diena (1991).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3070 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    Romania, Consular Post Office in Ploesti, Wallachia 1866 (Sept 20): Cover from Ploesti to Vienna, bearing 1864 Arms 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fine and fresh example, tied by crisp "PLOJESTIE 20 / 9" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 768). Reverse with HERMANNSTADT transit and WIEN as well as "WIEN MARIAHILF" arrival (Sept 25) datestamps. Horizontal file fold of no importance, an appealing usage, paying five soldi in the special rate from Ploesti & Bottushan and five soldi for Austria.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3071 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V19
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    Romania, Consular Post Office in Galati, Moldavia 1867 (March 26): Printed matter Entire letter from Galati to Trieste, bearing pair 1864 Arms 2 s. yellow perf. 9½, a fine and fresh multiple, well embossed, tied by most appealing strike of "GALATZ 26 / 3" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 743). Reverse with WIEN transit and TRIESTE arrival (April 3) datestamps. An attractive item, signed Raybaudi; cert. E. Diena (1991) Ferchenbauer = € 3'500.rnProvenance: Collection Rivolta, Harmers Lugano sale (Feb. 1992).
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3072 Austrian Levant

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    Syria, Austrian Lloyd Agency in Aleppo 1855: Entire letter from Aleppo to London, endorsed "Voie de Trieste", struck with superb and extremely rare bilingual Arabic "L + A / An canib-i posta Haleb Nemce 1855" (Lloyd Austriaco From the Austrian Post in Aleppo 1855) handstamp (Müller 2024a = 1'400 points / Tranmer fig. 1) in blue with framed "P.P." in blue alongside, partially prepaid with 'K 12' up to Triest, noted on reverse. Prussia noted '3' (Silbergroschen), the receiver had to pay '8' (Pence), noted on obverse. Reverse with London arrival (Nov 5, 1855) cds. Cover with vertical file fold not affecting the postmark, an impressive and appealing entire. Signed Nakri AIEP; cert. Puschmann (2000).rnrnNote: This is the only bilingual Austrian Levant postmark - a rarity only in use from 1855/56. Ing. Edwin Müller (1960) knew only two items with this cancellation in black, a number not changed until 1976, when Keith Tranmer published his study on this subject (see collection 'Monte Napoleone', Corinphila sale 78, Sept. 1988, lot 895; collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, May 2000, lot 1929). Keith Tranmer stated that this handstamp was used only as an arrival mark, however five outgoing covers including the present one are known to the describer, all struck in 1855/56 in blue or blackish blue and all being part of the same Dahlah correspondence, sent via Trieste or intended to be sent via Trieste to London, where this postmark clearly functioned as a temporary despatch postmark (see Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 2423; Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, May 2000, lot 1994; Collection Arsman, DF sale, May 2005), lot 20206; Collection Werner Schindler, Corinphila sale 255, Sept 2020, lot 7548; this entire ex Cihangir).rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 124 (Oct 2000), lot 5756.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3073 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 1/II
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    1853 (Jan 12): Printed matter Entire letter with price list from Manchester, despatched in Copenhagen to Kjöge, bearing 1852 Thiele printing 4 rbs. violet-brown, plate I numer 8, a fine example in a deep shade with large margins all round, tied by crisp '1' numeral of Copenhagen in black, black compass cancellation alongside. Cert. Møller (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 126 (May 2001), lot 6008.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3074 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 2/II
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    1854 (April 5): Cover within Copenhagen, bearing Thiele Printing 2 rbs. blue, type V, a fine used example with very good even margins all round, tied by indistinct '1' numeral of Copenhagen in black. Oval Fodpost "F. P. 6 5 / 4 54" datestamp in blue alongside. Light horizontal file fold, a fresh and fine cover, cert. E. Diena (1992) Facit 1/II = 18'000 skr.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3075 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 3+5+6+9
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    1863 (Nov 23): Cover from Kiel to Amsterdam, bearing 1854 Skilling 2 s. blue, 8 s. green & 16 s. grey-violet in combination with 1863 rouletted 4 s. brown, four fine and fresh examples with good to large margins all round (two adhesives with marginal pre-use cuts), tied by indistinct '170' numeral of the Holsteinische Eisenbahn Postbureau in black (Facit = 2'500 skr.), a matching but indistinct despatch cds and a framed FRANCO handstamp alongside. Reverse with Danish "K.D.O.P.A. HAMBURG" (Nov 23), oval HAMBURG (Nov 23) transit datestamps as well as AMSTERDAM arrival (Nov 24) cds in red. The weiterfranko of '5' (silbergroschen) was noted in red crayon on obverse including three sgr. for the GAPU and two sgr. for the Netherlands which were noted as '10' cents in manuscript on reverse. An item full of postal history coming from Holstein from the Holst correspondence, the franking paying correctly the 30 s. rate to the second rayon of the Netherlands, only about 20 covers to that destination with the skilling issue are known in the Facit catalogue. Lightest horizontal file fold well away from this attractive four colour franking just mentioned for accuracy. Cert. S. Kaiser (1981) Facit 3+5+6+9.rnProvenance: Collection Henry C. Gibson, Eugene Klein, New York, (March 1944).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3076 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 3+5+13+15A
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    1865 (April 27): Cover from Copenhagen to London, bearing 1854 Skilling 2 s. blue & 8 s. green in combination with 1864/68 Crown 4 s. red & 16 s. olive, both perf. 13 x 12½, four fine and fresh examples with good to large margins and well perforated, respectively, tied by clear '1' numeral of Copenhagen in black, a matching but indistinct despatch cds and a "P.D." in red alongside. Reverse with "LUEBECK 28 / 4 St. P. A." transit cds, obverse with "LONDON MY 1 65 PAID" arrival cds in red. The weiterfranko of '5' (silbergroschen) was noted in red crayon on obverse including two sgr. for the GAPU, ½ sgr. for Belgium transit and 2½ sgr. for the United Kingdom. A fine four-colour, two issues mixed franking from the famous Wüstenkopf correspondence. Cert. Nielsen (2000) Facit 3+5+13+15.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3077 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    1857 (Dec 21): Cover from Hjørring via Sweden to Arendal, Norway, bearing 1854 Skilling 8 s. green in a horizontal strip of three, a fine and fresh multiple with vibrant colour and good to large margins all round, tied by '26' numeral with matching "HJÖRING 21 12 1857" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with "NYBORG 26 12 1857" transit cds. Only about ten covers are recorded with the 24 skilling rate via Sweden to Norway in the July 1854 tariff. Light horizontal file fold well away from the franking not distracting at all. Cert. Møller (2001) Facit 5.rnProvenance: Collection J. J. Englau, Corinphila sale 64 (1981), lot 5183; Corinphila sale 126 (May 2001), lot 6041.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3078 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 5+13
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    1868 (April 29): Cover from Copenhagen to Arendal, Norway, bearing 1857 Skilling 8 s. green in combination with 1864 Crown 4 s. red perf. 13 x 12½, four fine and fresh examples with good to large margins and well perforated, respectively, tied by superb '1' numeral of Copenhagen in black, a matching "KIØBENHAVN O.P.E." despatch cds in blue alongside. A pristine cover of utmost attractiveness, cert. Møller Facit 5+13.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3079 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 7
    1861 (July 13): Ornamental lady's envelope from Ribe to Copenhagen, bearing 1858 wavy spandrels 4 s. brown, a fine example in a deep shade with close to large margins all round , tied by '55' numeral of Ribe in black, matching RIBE despatch cds alongside. A most attractive cover Facit 7.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3080 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 10
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    1870 (June 23): Double rate Cover from Copenhagen to Nuits, France, bearing 1863 rouletted 16 s. red-lilac, a fine and fresh example with large margins all round, tied by '1' numeral of Copenhagen in black, matching "KIØBENHAVN 23 / 6" despatch cds and French "DANEMARK 25 JUIN 70 ERQUELINES" entry cds in blue alongside, reverse with French ambulant. Underpaid and taxed with '6' décimes, certs. Nielsen (1999, 2003) Facit 10 = 45'000 skr.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3081 Denmark

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    Catalogue# : 11A+13A+14A
    1870 (May 12): Cover from Copenhagen to London, bearing 1864/68 Crown 2 s. bright blue, 4 s. red & 8 s. bistre, all perf. 13 x 12½, three fine and fresh examples with good perfs, tied by two strikes of clear '181 - SJAELL P. B. 12 5 3 TOG' duplex of the Zealand train post in black, "LONDON PAID 14 MY 70" arrival cds in red alongside. A fine three-colour franking from the famous Wüstenkopf correspondence. Facit 11+13+14.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3082 Denmark

    1852/80: Lot twelve covers incl. five early inland covers 1852 Fire R.B.S. Ferslew from NAKSOV, two covers with Thiele plate II & III from Altona to Brunsbüttlerhafen and Randers to Hamburg, 1858 wavy spandrels 4 s. Hamburg to Copenhagen, also 8 s. green double rate cover Randers to Hamburg. Also three covers abroad from Copenhagen, two with combination frankings dotted spandrels with Crown 1867 14 s. to London and 1864c 12 s. to Vienna, and 1870 16 s. to Paris. Finally Crown 4 s. red on 1865 registered inland cover, the registration paid in cash, 1871 pair 3 s. on cover to Landskrona, 1871 registered cover to London with skilling franking and 1880 value cover from Skagen with oere definitives. Four certificates.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3083 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 1/I
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    1856/58: 5 kop. small pearls dark blue, a huge margined superb single example on 1856 cover to Padasjoki, cancelled by central strike of HELSINGFORS large boxed datestamp (Sept 5, 1856) in black. A pristine and most attractive cover, certs. R. Gummesson (1979), P. Gummesson (1997), Tuori (2003) Facit 1/Ia = 90'000 skr.+ 300 skr. for the cancellation.rnProvenance: Collection Sibelius, Corinphila sale 135 (April 2003), lot 1029.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3084 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 2x
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    1856/58: 10 kop. dark carmine on wove paper, a huge margined single example on 1857 cover to Helsingfors, tied by clear WIBORG large boxed datestamp (Dec 8) in black, a crisp information strike alongside, reverse with ANK arrival datestamp of the following day. A splendid cover, cert. R. & P. Gummesson (1997) Facit 2c = 25'000+ skr.+ 140 skr. for the cancellation.rnProvenance: Collection Tobias Mellgren, Corinphila sale 101 (Nov 1997), lot 584.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3085 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 2x
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    1856/58: 10 kop. red-carmine on wove paper, a good to large margined single example on 1857 cover to Joensuu, tied by WIBORG large boxed datestamp (July 11) in black. Vertical file fold well away from the franking, paper torn at top, some paper split at the edges, nevertheless a desirable cover, cert. Schwenson (2003) Facit 2e = 25'000 skr.+ 140 skr. for the cancellation.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3086 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 2x
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    1856/58: 10 kop. dark carmine on wove paper, a large margined single example on 1857 cover to Jacobstad, tied by WIBORG large boxed datestamp (July 29) in black. Vertical file fold well away from the franking, an appealing cover, cert. R. & P. Gummesson (1997) Facit 2c = 25'000+ skr.+ 140 skr. for the cancellation.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3087 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 2x
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    1856/58: 10 kop. carmine on wove paper, a large margined single example in a deep shade on June 1859 cover to Jacobstad, cancelled by central strike of NYSTAD large boxed datestamp in black. Vertical file fold well away from the franking, nevertheless a desirable cover, certs. Grønlund (1974), Ossa (1978), R. & P. Gummesson (1995) Facit 2 = 25'000 skr.+ 350 skr. for the cancellation.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3088 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 3A
    1860: Arms Serpentine roulette 5 kop. blue in a deep fresh shade, on 1855 second page of entire letter from Helsingfors to Tavastehus, tied by ANK arrival datestamp (March 21) in black. An appealing cover, Facit 3C1 = 10'000 skr.+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 126 (May 2001), lot 6164.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3089 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 4A
    1860: Arms 10 kop. rose-carmine, Serpentine roulette type A, on 1864 cover from Sordavala to St. Petersburg, tied by SORDAVALA cds (Aug 5) in black. Lightest horizontal file fold well away from the franking, a desirable cover to Russia, Facit 4C1 = 2'200 skr.rnNote: The receiver of this letter is Cornelius Otto Schütt (1798-1865) with his address Kirpitshnoi perulok, in his own house, St. Peterburg". Schütt came from Hamburg and was the founder of a famous brewery dynasty in St. Petersburg.rnProvenance: Collection Tobias Mellgren, Corinphila sale 101 (Nov 1997), lot 633.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3090 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 5Bz
    1866: Arms 5 p. brown-lilac on laid lilac-blue paper, Serpentine roulette type B, on 1875 visit card of a Lübeck company, despatched  in Tammerfors to Jacobstad, tied by indistinct TAMMERFORS despatch cds (March 7) in black. A rare and unusual usage, correctly franked with the inland printed matter rate, Facit 5v2C2 = skr. 8'000+rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143 (May 2005), lot 3151.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3091 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 5Cx
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    1866: Arms 5 p. reddish brown on laid pale lilac paper, Serpentine roulette type C, on 1871 entire letter to Elimä, tied by light WIBORG despatch cds (Nov 24) in black, railway "FINSKA JERNVÄGENS POST KUPE EXPED No 14 24 / 11 1871" alongside. A fine and fresh printed matter item, the adhesive paying correctly the domestic rate, Facit 5v1C3 = skr. 8'000+rnProvenance: Collection Sibelius, Corinphila sale 135 (April 2003), lot 1166.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3092 Finland

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    Catalogue# : 8Cy
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    1866: Arms 20 p. blue on thick wove grey-blue paper, Serpentine roulette type C, two single examples in a vivid shade on 1873 cover to Kristinestad, cancelled togerher by large boxed NYSTAD (Aug 13) datestamp in black, an information strike and ANK arrival datestamp alongside. Most attractive, signed Ossa; cert. E. Diena (1981) Facit 8C3z = skr. 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3093 France

    1795/1834: Selection 13 prephilatelic entire letters, struck in overall clear quality, incl. 1795 / An 4 "64 LE PORT DE LA LIBERTÉ" (Brest) to Vannes, 1804 Philadelphia to Bordeaux with three-line "POSTE MARITIME BORDEAUX", 1802 "No 3 / ARM. D'ITALIE" Genova to Lyon, "No 2 / ARM.DU RHIN" Vienna to Briancon, 1834 Alger to Geneva with "ARMÉE EXPEDre / D'AFRIQUE" and "Purifie à Toulon", 1803 two entires "85 MONACO" and "85 MENTON", both to San Remo, 1797 "85 LE PUGET" Poggetto, Comte de Nice to Entrevaux, 1812 "106 MONT-CHAUVE" Marengo to Parma, 1826 "DÉB 25 CREST" on cover from Paris to Crest, forwarded to Lyon, 1830 "DEBOURSÉ AMSTERDAM" in red on registered letter, 1827 MENTON on taxed entire to S. Remo, and ingoing Trieste to Marseille with "d'autriche" handstamp. A most interesting group. 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 410.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3094 France

    1850: Local cover from Cadalen within the same postal district to Gaillac bearing Cérès 10 c. bistre-jaune, a fine example with fresh colour and good to large margins, tied by fair Petits Chiffres '573' numeral lozenge. Cursive "77 / CADALEN" and type 15 "GAILLAC-S-TARN (77) 17 MARS 52" cds alongside. An attractive local cover, signed Roumet Yvert = € 750 / Maury 1 = € 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3095 France

    1850: Local cover within Paris bearing Cérès 15 c. light green, a fine and fresh example with large to enormous margins, tied by mute grill obliterator, reverse with Paris type 15 cds (March 18, 1851). Sideflaps missing, nevertheless an attractive cover Yvert = € 1'850 / Maury 2a = € 2'200.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3096 France

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    Second day of usage 1849: Cérès 20 c. black on yellow paper, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, tied by type 14 "SAVENAY (42) 2 JANV. 49" cds on the second day of the issue to cover, a clear information strike at right. The cover directed to Nantes, reverse with arrival cds of the next day. File folds well away from the adhesive and the datestamps, nevertheless an extraordinary and appealing cover, a perfect stamp and the datestamp ideally documenting the extremely early usage at the second day of issue of a French stamp. Certs. Calves (1991), Roumet (1991) Yvert = € 15'000+ / Maury 3 = €14'300+.rnrnNote: During the two first weeks of January 1849, the cancellation of the newly issued stamps was not well organized. Two circulars by the Postal administration led to confusion in the Post Offices on the methods of obliteration. A planned cancellation by a grill obliterator was not available prior to the third week of January.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3097 France

    1849: Cover from Nancy to Grenoble bearing Cérès 20 c. black on white paper, a fine example with good to large margins, tied by crisp grill. Fair type 14 "NANCY (52) 29 AOUT 1849" despatch cds alongside, reverse with "CHALON-S-SAONE transit and GRENOBLE arrival (Aug. 31) cds's. An attractive cover, signed Lamy.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3098 France

    1849: Cover from Les Petites-Loges to the Ministry of Justice in Paris bearing Cérès 20 c. black on yellow paper, a superb example with good to large margins, tied by mute grille obliterator. Crisp despatch cds (March 26, 1850) and "PARIS 27 MARS 50 FRANCHISES" arrival cds in red on obverse. A most appealing item. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3099 France

    1849: Entire letter from Sedan to Verdun bearing two single examples of Cérès 20 c. black on yellow paper, two fine and fresh examples with good to large margins, each tied by mute grille obliterator, SEDAN despatch cds (Feb. 22, 50) alongside. Reverse with light type 14 "VERDUN-S-MEUSE (53) 23 FEVR 1850" arrival cds. An appealing double rate item, signed Sorani. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 3100 France

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    1849: Entire letter from Paris to Issoudun bearing Cérès 20 c. black on white paper in a horizontal Tête-bêche, a stunning multiple with good to large margins, the adhesives in a deep shade, each tied by light grill obliterators, Paris type 15 despatch cds (Sept 11, 1849) in addition on the left stamp of the pair. Reverse with ISSOUDUN arrival cds of the next day. An appealing entire with this sought after variety, signed Brun, cert. Roumet (2003) Yvert 3e = € 18'000 / Maury T3a unlisted on cover, on yellow paper €18'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 CHF
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