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Lot# : 1171 JapanThe correspondence of Carl Eduard von Martens. The following eleven covers (lot 1172-1182), offered for sale for the first time on the philatelic market, are all envelopes, without contents, addressed from this famous German Zoologist, who travelled on the 'Thetis' Expedition to Asia between 1860 and 1862. Born in Stuttgart in 1831, he became a world famous for his work at the Berlin Museum, discovering over 150 new species of Molluscs. He was a prolific scientific writer and interested bidders will find more about this fascinating pioneer on Wikipedia etc. His correspondence is held in the Russian Academy in St. Petersburg. All the following covers have contemporary docketing of sending and receipt on reverse in ink. All are addressed to Stuttgart, Württemberg.
1860 (June 7): Cover from Rio de Janeiro mailed at at the British P.O. in Rio de Janeiro (June 7), via London (July 4) where struck with Anglo-French Accountancy marking 'GB / 1F 60c.' in black. Thence carried unpaid via Calais to Stuttgart with reverse showing Railway handstamp (July 6).
1860 (Aug 3): Cover from Singapore endorsed 'Overland Mail via Marseille', struck on front with SINGAPORE P.O. datestamp (Aug 3) in black. Circular PAYS ETR. / V. SUEZ AMB. in red on front, and reverse with French transits and 'K. Württ. Fahrend Postamt' datestamp (Sept 13) and arrival in black.
1860 (Sept 18): Cover from Yedo, Japan struck solely in transit by Austrian P.O. ALEXANDRIEN datestamp in blue (Dec 4). Reverse with 'K. Württ. Fahrend Postamt' datestamp (Dec 13) and arrival in black. Mail from Japan at this date is of the greatest scarcity.
1861 (Jan 1): Cover from Yedo, Japan carried outside the mails and posted unpaid on the letter's arrival in England with manuscript 'via Ostende' and struck with 'Charing Cross' datestamp in black on front (March 21) and, with the same date on reverse in red. Circular 'Aus England Per Aachen' on reverse (22/3) in red and arrival datestamp of the following day.
1861 (March 17): Cover from Shanghai, China carried at double rate (manuscript '2' at left), endorsed 'via Marseille, Overland Mail', struck on reverse with single ring HONG KONG datestamp (March 28) in black. Paris transit cds (May 12) and framed Railway datestamp (May 13) alongside arrival datestamp.
1861 (April 11): Outer letter sheet from Hong Kong with, on reverse, single ring HONG KONG datestamp (April 13) in black. Front with circular POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / A MARSEILLE B in red (May 24). Two French TPO cds's and framed Railway datestamp (May 26) alongside arrival datestamp.
1861 (April 18): Outer letter sheet from Hong Kong initially endorsed 'Registered', this erased and 'via Marseille' inserted, carried at double rate with manuscript '2' at left. Reverse with single ring HONG KONG datestamp (April 20) in black. Front with circular POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / A MARSEILLE B transit in red (June 12). Two French TPO cds's and framed Railway datestamp (June 14) alongside arrival datestamp.
1861 (May 20): Cover from Manila, Philippines endorsed 'via Marseille' at double rate (manuscript '2' at left), mailed through Hong Kong with oval FORWARDED BY ...& Co. / HONG KONG in red obscrured by red wax seal, circular POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / A MARSEILLE B datestamp in red (July 15) and reverse with single ring HONG KONG datestamp in black (May 27). Two French TPO's and framed Railway datestamp (July 17) alongside arrival datestamp.
1861 (June 12): Cover from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines with manuscript 'via Marseille' deleted; carried by hand and presumably posted on arrival in Germany with oval HEINRICH WAGNER / HAMBURG Forwarding Agent's cachet in blue and Thurn & Taxis 'Hamburg' datestamp (Sept 15) in black. Reverse with 'K. Württ. Fahrend Postamt' datestamp (Sept 16) and arrival in black.
1862 (Feb 1): Cover from Petchaburi, Thailand endorsed 'via Marseille' at double rate (manuscript '2' at left). Struck in transit with SINGAPORE P.O. datestamp in black (Feb 27) and circular POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / A MARSEILLE B in red (March 28). Reverse with further docketing and manuscript 'Bangkok 1/2 62' , Paris transit cds (March 29), oval FRANKREICH / über / BADEN in black and arrival datestamp. Mail from this perios from Thailand is almost unknown. An extremely early cover from Thailand.
1862 (June 12): Cover from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies endorsed 'via Trieste' and presumably carried through either Hong Kong or Singapore as prepaid with '2/-' (two shillings) in red manuscript on front alongside BATAVIA half round datestamp of despatch (June 12) in black. Reverse with 'K. Württ. Fahrend Postamt' datestamp (July 28) and arrival in black.
The Carl Eduard von Martens correspondence from the ‚Eulenburg expedition‘ to Stuttgart will first be offered individually cover by cover (lot 1172 to 1182).
After all lots have been offered individually, the correspondance will be offered intact as one lot (lot 1171).
The starting price of the entire correspondence will be fixed by the auctioneer based on the total of the realisations of all individual lots plus 10%. For the calculation of the starting price for the entire correspondence the auctioneer will calculate written bids on individual lots at their maximum bid (and not at their individual realisation) to avoid that the entire correspondence will be sold below a written bid on a single lot.
Starting bid : 2,500 CHFHammer price : 10,500 CHF
Lot# : 1172 BrasilUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1173 SingaporeUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1174 JapanUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1175 JapanUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1176 Imperial ChinaUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1177 HongkongUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1178 HongkongUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1179 PhilippinesUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1180 PhilippinesUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1181 ThailandUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1182 Netherlands IndiesUnfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.
Lot# : 1183 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1184 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1185 Afghanistan1871/72 (dated 1288): Somewhat tatty cover from Pehawar to Khulm (Tashkurgan), franked on reverse with Abasi black, Plate C, a vertical pair from positions 10/13, on the composite sheet of 15 subjects; cancelled by red smeared handstamp and in manuscript. Faults to the envelope but a scarce multiple on cover. Signed Todd AIEP.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1186 Afghanistan1872/73 (dated 1289): 6 shahi purple on yellowish wove paper, position 3 on the composite sheet of 4 saubjects, a huge margined example of exceptional ich colour, slight thin and minor corner bend not detracting from appearance of this rare stamp. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 700.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 650 CHF
Lot# : 1187 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1188 Afghanistan1873/74 (dated 1290): Shahi black, a used vertical strip of three backed onto card, from the composite plate of 15 subjects, positions 6/9/12, with position 6 showing the retouched North East outer ornament, all cancelled by tearing and by manuscript pen lines. Scarce and most unusual multiple. Signed Todd AIEP.Starting bid : 120 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1189 Afghanistan1873/74 (dated 1290): Large Plate B, Shahi black, a block of 24 (6 x 4) from the sheet of 60 types printed on medium laid paper watermarked PRO BONO PUBLICO, positions 13-18/19-24/25-30/31-36. A fresh and fine multiple. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 300+.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 200 CHF
Lot# : 1190 Afghanistan1874/75 (dated 1291): ½ rupee, Abasi and 1 rupee values, positions 1-2-3 on the composite sheet of 15 subjects, a fine unused horizontal strip of three with good margins all round and in a deep shade; slight vertical bends between the stamps, otherwise a scarce and most attractive strip. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 125+.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 420 CHF
Lot# : 1191 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1192 Afghanistan1874/75 (dated 1291): 1 rupee black on medium laid paper, three unused examples from the composite sheet of 15 subjects, positions 9, 12 and 15; with position 9 showing partial watermark. Good colour and large margins all round, fresh and very fine. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 90+.Starting bid : 100 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1193 Afghanistan1875/76 (dated 1292): Sanar black, an unused horizontal pair on horizontally laid paper, positions 5-6 on the composite sheet of 15 subjects, vertical scissor cut between the stamps at top and minor thin, otherwise fine. It should be noted that horizontal pairs are considerably scarcer than those cut vertically. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 600.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 420 CHF
Lot# : 1194 Afghanistan1875/76 (dated 1292): Abasi black, a fine unused example on horizontally laid paper, position 7 on the composite sheet of 15 subjects, clear to large margins all round, fresh and verys fine example of a rare stamp. Signed A. Diena, Todd AIEP Gi = £ 350.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 750 CHF
Lot# : 1195 Afghanistan1875/76 (dated 1292): Sanar purple on yellowish horizontally laid paper. a fine fine unused vertical strip of five, positions 2/5/8/11/14 on the composite sheet of 15 subjects, of good colour and large margins all round. Trivial thin at top, a fine and scarce multiple. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 200+.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 600 CHF
Lot# : 1196 Afghanistan1875/76 (dated 1292): Sanar purple on yellowish horizontally laid paper, positions 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 on the composite sheet of 15 subjects, fine unused examples with position 15 showing 'Wide Outer Circle' variety, fresh and generally fine group. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 300.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 340 CHF
Lot# : 1197 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1198 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1199 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): 'Tablet Type' Sanar black, position 19 on the composite sheet of 24 subjects, a fine used example cancelled by corner clip and by manuscript ink stroke. A very rare and much under-catalogued stamp. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 225.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 300 CHF
Lot# : 1200 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): 'Tablet Type' ½ rupee purple on thick horizontally laid paper, position 24 on the composite sheet of 24 subjects, a fine unused example with large margins all round and of rich colour. Scarce and fine, a much under-catalogued stamp. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 170.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1201 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): 'Tablet Type' 1 rupee purple on thick horizontally laid paper, position 12 on the composite sheet of 24 subjects, a fine unused example with large margins all round and of rich, vibrant colour. Scarce and fine, a much under-catalogued stamp. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 170.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 500 CHF
Lot# : 1202 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): Shahi value in grey on medium laid watermarked paper, issued for Kabul and Peshawar, the Plate A reconstruction of 23 of the 24 stamps (only position 7 is missing), containing nine single examples, a pair and a horizontal strip of four (positions 13-16) and a magnificent block of eight from base of the sheet (positions 17-20/21-24). Positions 3, 9, 11 and 12 show the Type b value tablet. One or two with imperfections but a scarce and fine reconstruction, multiples of this stamp are very scarce Gi = £ 340+.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 600 CHF
Lot# : 1203 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): Peshawar / Kabul Issue, Sanar, Abasi, ½ rupee and 1 rupee grey; Plate B, a fine unused reconstructed sheet of 24 subjects (12 Sanar, 6 Abasi, 3 of the ½ rupee and 3 of the 1 rupee), including a fine vertical strip of three the ½ rupee (positions 4/8/12) and a vertical pair of the 1 rupee (positions 20/24). Majority fresh and fine, a scarce reconstruction Gi = £ 500+.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 750 CHF
Lot# : 1204 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): Shahi value in greenish olive on medium laid paper, Plate A, position 11 on the sheet of 24 subjects (Type b), used on an 1876 somewhat grubby cover from Kabul to Peshawar, cancelled by corner clip. The address translated in ink on the reverse panel but scarce. Signed Dietrich.Starting bid : 100 CHFHammer price : 100 CHF
Lot# : 1205 Afghanistan
Lot# : 1206 Afghanistan1876/77 (dated 1293): Shahi value in sandy brown on medium laid paper, Plate A, position 11 on the sheet of 24 subjects (Type b), used on cover, cancelled by tearing and by Kabul 'sword' manuscript cancellation in ink. The cover with split sides but intact and including the original contents. Signed Todd AIEP.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1207 Afghanistan1877/78 (dated 1294): Issued for Kabul printed in slate-green on unwatermarked horizontally laid paper, composite value block of fifteen from top of sheet of 40 subjects, showing Abasi with full date (pos. 1), ½ rupee (pos. 2-3), 1 rupee (pos. 4-5), Sanar (pos. 6-8), Abasi (pos. 9-10), and Sanar (pos. 11-15), note that position 14 and 15 are joined by a horizontal line, the sole time this occurred in Afghan classic philately. A fresh and fine unused multiple. Signed Holcombe, Todd AIEP Gi = £ 120+.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 280 CHF
Lot# : 1208 Afghanistan1877/78 (dated 1294): Issued for Jalalabad printed in yellow-brown (shades) on horizontally laid paper, a complete reconstruction of the composite sheet of 40 subjects, showing Abasi with full date (pos. 1), ½ rupee (pos. 2-3), 1 rupee (pos. 4-5), Sanar (pos. 6-8), Abasi (pos. 9-10), Sanar (pos. 11-15), Shahi (pos. 16-40), all are singles with the exception 1-2/6, majority fresh and fine unused. A scarce reconstruction Gi = £ 400+.
Provenance: Major Evans.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1209 Afghanistan1877/78 (dated 1294): Double rate cover and complete contents from Peshawar franked on reverse with 1877 horizontal pair of Abasi yellow-brown, positions 9-10 on the composite sheet of 40 subjects, with lower left corners torn and also tied by typical red smear cancellation. The pair torn on opening of the letter but a scarce usage. Signed Todd AIEP.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1210 Afghanistan1877/78 (dated 1294): Issued for Peshawar printed in greyish-green on horizontally laid paper watermarked 'ORY' in double lined capitals, a composite value block of fifteen from top of sheet of 40 subjects, showing Abasi with full date (pos. 1), ½ rupee (pos. 2-3), 1 rupee (pos. 4-5), Sanar (pos. 6-8), Abasi (pos. 9-10), and Sanar (pos. 11-15), note that position 14 and 15 are joined by a horizontal line, the sole time this occurred in Afghan classic philately. A fresh and fine unused multiple. Signed Holcombe, Todd AIEP Gi = £ 220+.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 260 CHF
Lot# : 1211 Afghanistan1878 (dated 95): Composite Plate B, the complete unused sheet of 40 (5 x 8) printed in grey for use in Peshawar on medium white vertically laid paper watermarked 'S S C / 1875', with Abasi values (pos. 1, 5-10), ½ rupee (pos. 2-3), 1 rupee (pos. 4-5), Sanar (pos. 11-40). Fresh and very fine, a very scarce multiple. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 225+.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 200 CHF
Lot# : 1212 Afghanistan2nd Afghan War 1880: Cover dated in manuscript at left '27.3.80' mailed from Kandahar to France via Brindisi, franked by India ½ a. blue and 4 a. green tied in manuscript and by diamond barred obliterator. Reverse with fine CANDAHAR cds in black (March 27), Bombay cds (April 6), Sea Post Office B cds and Boulogne arrival (April 28). French entry mark 'Pss. Ang. V. Brind. / A Mod' in red on front. Somewhat soiled and with cover tear but very scarce.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1213 Afghanistan1880/81 (dated 1298): 1 Abasi value used on covers (2) from Kabul, with 1 a. violet tied to reverse of cover by manuscript cross in violet ink, and 1 Abasi brick-red used on cover, cancelled by corner clip and by manuscript cross in black. Fine for this issue on letter. Signed Todd AIEP.Starting bid : 100 CHFHammer price : 100 CHF
Lot# : 1214 Afghanistan1871/1939: Collection with 1871/72 Plate A Shahi black used (4), Shahi black from Plate C used (5), Sanar Plate C in a vertical used pair, Abasi Plate C (5, one on cover), Plate D Sanar values used (2) and Abasi values used (2), 1873/74 Shahi unused examples (2) and used (3), Large Plate 1873/74 unused examples (22, including three blocks of four) and used (5, one on cover); 1876/77 Shahi grey unused (4) and used (2) and Shahi in brown used on cover; 1877/78 1 r. in unused pair printed in brown, 1878/79 with Kabul Sanar in block of four, Tashkurgan Shahi in violet in unused blocks of four (2) and six (2), Kabul Skeleton type reconstruction with 48 stamps, 1892 Coat of Arms issue used incl. 1 a. on cover, 1930's issues complete etc.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 1,300 CHF
Lot# : 1215 Afghanistan
1871/72: Small group of covers/large pieces (9), with Tiger Heads adhesives, with Abasi, Sanar and Shahi values from Plates B, C and D; not all may belong to the covers but some fine stamps noted; also an 1882-90 cover franked by two 1 a. lake on laid paper cancelled in manuscript.
Note: only 8 cover instead of 9 as described!Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 360 CHF
Lot# : 1216 Imperial China1897: 30 c. on Dowager Second printing 24 ca. deep rose-red, large figure surcharge with 2½ mm. gap, a fine unused example, with variety: '30' 2 mm. above 'Cents' (instead of normal 1 mm.), fresh colour and very fine for this rarity, without gum. An exceedingly scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2015) Gi = £ 5'250.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 1,600 CHF
Lot# : 1217 Imperial China
Lot# : 1218 Imperial China1942: Sun Yatsen $ 1 green, $ 3 yellow, and $ 5 carmine, tied by "LAOLUNG 12.2.44" cds to reverse of registered Airmail cover to Elgg Switzerland with British censorship stripe and wax seal in India, "LISBOA 26 MAI 44 CENTRAL" cds, German censorship stripe in Paris, and "ELGG 19.VI.44 ZÜRICH" arrival cds, rare Chungking - Calcutta - Egypt - Lissabon cover.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 550 CHF
Lot# : 1219 People's Republic of China
Lot# : 1220 People's Republic of China
Lot# : 1221 People's Republic of China
Lot# : 1222 People's Republic of China
Lot# : 1223 Imperial China1872/1960: A small selection with some hundred mainly used stamps, incl. three large dragons but the majority being small values and incompl. sets, also a few items from Chinese provinces, paper clips and other related material, good to mixed conditon and housed in one stockbook.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 1,400 CHF
Lot# : 1224 Imperial China
Lot# : 1225 Imperial China1878/1960: Collection in an album with several hundred stamps used/unsed starting with large and small dragons, Dowager Empress issue incl. new curency surcharges, four red revenues, later issues up to $ 5.- (Goose and Hall of Classics), plenty of different overprints, airmails, varieties and specialities, souvenir sheet Thrift Movements imperf. with blue surcharge for the exhibiton of the Russian Philatelic Society in Shanghai 1943, postage dues, local issues as Chefoo, Chingkiang, Chungking, Hankow, Ichang, Kewkiang and Wuhu, some Provincial overprints as well as Shanghai Local Post, an interesting selection which needs careful inspection, fine.Starting bid : 3,500 CHFHammer price : 6,550 CHF
Lot# : 1226 Hongkong
Lot# : 1227 Macau
Lot# : 1228 Macau1884/1980ca.: Interesting Collection hundreds primarily unused stamps with many better sets and singles such as 1884 Crown definitives compl. set of nine, 1885/87 rare ovpt. Crown definitives, 1887 ovpt. revenue stamps, 1888 King Luis compl. set of ten, 1894 new currency local ovpts., 1895 King Carlos definitives, compl. set of twelve, 1898 MACAU imprint definitives, compl. set of 18, 1898 Vasco da Gama commemorative set compl., 1902 PROVISORIO ovpts., both sets complete, 1911 bisected stamps used/unused, later Republic REPUBLICA ovpts., Cérès definitive issues, 1913 on chalk-surfaced and 1924 on unsurfaced paper, later Cérès ovpts., 1934 definitives, compl. set of 21, 1938 Vasco da Gama commemoratives, compl. set of 17, 1945 Charity tax issue, 1948 landscape definitives, 1949 UPU anniversary, six examples incl. a block of four, in addition postage due. Stamps slightly tropically toned, still a fine lot Gi = £17'000+.Starting bid : 2,500 CHFHammer price : 3,200 CHF
Lot# : 1229 Manchukuo1943: 5th. Anniversary of Manchukuo Red Cross, complete stamp booklet 80 x 6 F green in panes of 10 stamps each, with original sleeve attached, prepared by the Red Cross and distributed to dignitaries attending the opening of the Central Hospital in Hsinking. The head of the Postal Department of Manchukuo at this time, Mr Takeo Yamashita has encouraged and assisted the production of these booklets on behalf of the Red Cross. Fine and very rare Mi. 141.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 700 CHF
Lot# : 1230 Taiwan1984/1997: Collection with primarily mint with some used, mostly on covers / FDC's, including Miniature Sheets (with scarce New Year examples noted) and Booklets. Fresh and fine quality throughout, a fine lot.Starting bid : 400 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1231 Ethiopia/1919/65: Covers/cards (36), with some early cards and interesting middle period Haile Selassie frankings incl. Express mail covers to France and Italy at 50 c. rates, commerical usages, stationery and a few FDC's.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1232 Palestine1847: Embossed 1 s. green, Die 2, just touched at base and some usual splitting due to sharp embossing, used with 1854 1 d. red, Die I, perf. 16 on 1854 entire letter endorsed 'via Belgium' to a Mrs. Gobat in Jerusalem, tied by '667' numeral obliterators with corresponding 'Rye' datestamp of despatch (Aug 2) on reverse in blue. Oval 'P' in red on front and 'Aus England per Aachen / Franco' datestamp in red. Reverse with Triest transit cds. An attractive entire and an extremely rare destination for this period and the earliest letter recorded with adhesive stamps from Britain to Palestine routed 'via Belguim and Triest'! Cert. Karl Louis (2016).
Note: The addressee, Mrs. Gobat was the wife of Dr. Samuel Gobat a Swiss Lutheran who became an Anglican Missionary in Ethiopia in 1830-32 and 1835-36, At this date he was the second Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem opening a diocesan school (1847) and an orphanage on Mount Zion. The letter is very prescient in its views 'I look however upon this present humbling of the Tsar (Crimean War)...as only a prelude to still greater power hereafter when the Russian power shall be joined by all Germanic nations and become the ultimate oppressor of the Jews in Palestine...'Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 2,600 CHF
Lot# : 1233 Palestine1892: Turkey 20 pa. claret postal stationery card used on 23 May 1896 to Bristol, UK cancelled by superb strike of oval NABLUS handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 71) in black. Interesting message dated from 'Nablus via Jaffa' on reverse 'During a few months of last year everything stopped at the Post Office here but this year the Freeman come to us safely and we are so grateful to you...'. Some minor repaired edge wear but a fine usage.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 200 CHF
Lot# : 1234 Palestine1892: Turkey 20 pa. claret, rounded corner perf., used on postcard to Torino, Italy tied by neat strike of circular JAFFA SOUK POSTA SUBESI handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 146, Jaffa Market) in black, with transits alongside of Port Said (Dec 29) and Alexandria. Scarce and attractive usage. Signed Sorani.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1235 Palestine1892: Turkey 10 pa. green, a fine block of ten used on reverse of 1900 registered cover at 2 piastre rate to Czernowitz, Austria cancelled by two neat strikes of JERUSALEM bilingual datestamps (Dec 25, Christmas Day) in black and JAFFA transit cds adjacent (Coles & Walker figs. 5+138). Obverse of cover with fine 'Jerusalem / Palestin' registration cachet and Czernowitz arrival (Jan 14, 1901). A fine and scarce cover.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 180 CHF
Lot# : 1236 Palestine1897: Stampless Official cover from Ramlew to Jaffa struck with exceptional strikes of circular all arabic RAMLEH circular negative handstamp in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 165 = 25 pts), rectangular 'Official correspondence' handstamp in blue and sender's court seal in violet. Reverse of slightly trimmed envelope with further strike of sender's seal and annotated 1897 in manuscript. A remarkable and extremely rare cover, just four strikes of the RAMLEH handstamp are recorded.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 1,300 CHF
Lot# : 1237 Palestine1901: Turkey 5 pa. violet, a fine used block of eight on reverse of 1905 cover to Vienna paying the 1 piastre rate, tied by four strikes of bilingual BETHLEHEM datestamps (May 29) in black (Coles & Walker fig. 114) and by Vienna arrival cds (June 12) in black. An unusual make-up of the single rate.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1238 Palestine
Lot# : 1239 Palestine
Lot# : 1240 Palestine1915: Turkey 20 pa. red used on 20 pa. red postal stationery envelope to Basel, Switzerland tied by bold (JÉRUSALEM) / QUART ISRAELITE datestamp (15/10) struck in black (Coles & Walker fig. 26). Superb strike with Ottoman Censor and Feldkirch Control handstamp in violet adjacent and reverse with 'Beyrouth / 13' cds (23/10) and Basel arrival cds (20/XI).Starting bid : 180 CHFHammer price : 190 CHF
Lot# : 1241 Palestine1915: Turkey 20 pa. rose optd. Star & Crecent used with February 1917 10 pa. violet (paying the War Tax surcharge) on 1917 postcard to Haifa each cancelled by extremely rare AKKRA -1 all arabic datestamp (Coles & Walker fig. 44 = 20 pts) in black, with 'Caiffa' arrival cds (Aug 25) alongside. A very rare cancellation with just a handful of covers recorded. Signed Nakri.
Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 1,600 CHF
Lot# : 1242 PalestineTravelling Post Offices 1898/1911: Small group of covers/cards (5) with 1898 card franked by 1892 Turkey 20 pa. and delightful 1906 cover with 1905 Turkey 5 pa. each tied 'Bur. Amb. Jaffa-Jerusalem' cds's, 1907 card with 1905 Turkey 10 pa. green with fine strike of same cancellation in red (rare) and 1911 card with Turkey 20 pa. tied by 'Jaffa-Jerusalem / 2' datestamp in black struck on arrival in Canada with oval 'Dead Letter Office' and 'Returned for / Better Direction' cachets in violet.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 340 CHF
Lot# : 1243 PalestineRevenues 1884: Vertical pair of Telegram Receipts, each franked by Turkish fiscal 10 pa. claret on ochre, each tied by a fine strike of circular JERUSALEM POST OFFICE 1870 (Kuds Posta Subesi 1287) in bright blue ink (Coles & Walker fig. 20 = 15 pts) of the Telegraph Branch Office, one with further strike on reverse. An excfeptional and rare usage. Signed Nakri.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1244 Palestine
Lot# : 1245 Palestine1897/1914: Small collection of covers/cards (14) with 1897 colour postcard from 'Howard's Hotel' used with 20 pa. claret from JAFFA, 1898 20 pa. stationery card used from SAFED, 1908 card with 20 pa. tied by superb JÉRICHO in violet, 1908 card with pair of 10 pa. tied by fine NASRÉ cds, 1908 cover at Printed Matter rate to Germany (printed at left 'Central Comité Knesseth-Israel') with 10 pa. tied QUART ISRAELITE, 1910 cover at Printed Matter rate to France cancelled TIBERIADE, cover with 1914 20 pa. pair tied by NAPLOUS cds etc.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 200 CHF
Lot# : 1246 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1860: Prepaid cover to the Rothschild family in Vienna, cancelled by superb strikes of straight line FRANCO and GERUSALEMME datestamp (10/11) struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. D). Crossed to denopte pre-payment, reverse with Triest transit and Vienna arrival datestamp (27/XI) in black. A scarce and attractive cover.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1247 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1862: Prepaid cover to Vienna (Pollack correspondence), cancelled by straight line FRANCO and JAFFA datestamp (7/2) struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. E) with sender's cachet in blue adjacent. Reverse with Vienna arrival cds in black.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 240 CHF
Lot# : 1248 Austrian Levant1863: Arms 2 soldi yellow, perf. 14, four examples, one is defective at base, and a horizontal strip of four 1864 2 soldi yellow, perf. 9½, used on 1866 cover from Jerusalem to Jaffa, a double weight letter, thus 2 x 8 soldi, all stamps tied by seven strikes of GERUSALEMME datestamps (13/9) in black (Tchilinghirian, Stephen & Tranmer fig. D). The first stamp in the strip has a closed tear and the cover has been refolded for protection of the adhesives and for Exhibit display, nevertheless despite the faults a truly extraordinary franking with no other such cover from any Levant Office being recorded. Unique, cert. Ferchenbauer (2016) Ferchenbauer = RRR.Starting bid : 15,000 CHFHammer price : 22,000 CHF
Lot# : 1249 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1864: Austrian Italy 5 soldi rose and 15 soldi brown, perf. 9½, fine used on attractive 1869 cover to Berlin, tied by single fine strike of GERUSALEMME datestamp (19/2) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. D). Reverse with flap missing but with arrival datestamp (8/3) in blue. Slight closed envelope tear at top but a scarce and most attractive cover. Signed A. Diena.Starting bid : 750 CHFHammer price : 1,600 CHF
Lot# : 1250 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1864: Austrian Italy 10 soldi blue, perf. 9½, a fine horizontal pair used on attractive cover to Berlin, tied by two fine strikes of GERUSALEMME datestamp (26/9) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. D). Reverse with arrival datestamps (Oct 11 and Oct 12) in blue. A scarce and most attractive cover.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 1,000 CHF
Lot# : 1251 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1883/1911: Letter in Italian written at Jaffa and handstamped at base with circular negative seal handstamp 'KK POSTEXPEDIT: / IN / JAFFA' struck in black, June 1904 Printed Postal Guide for the Austrian P.O. in Jerusalem printed in Vienna with rates of postage and re-imbursement (superb and almost mint condition), letter on headed paper to Rischon-Le-Zion from the Austrian P.O. in Jaffa, also a huge ROPiT Bill of Lading form, badly creased, struck with fine oval ROPiT / AGENT JAFFA datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 238) in violet dated Oct 31, 1911. A most unusual selection.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 420 CHF
Lot# : 1252 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1904/09: Two postcards both mailed underpaid to Jerusalem, the earlier one from Austria and taxed on arrival with 1902 Postage Due 20 pa. on 10 h. dull green tied by 'Jerusalem / Oesterreichische Post' cds (15/7), the second card underpaid from Hungary at 5 f., taxed on arrival with 1908 Postage Due ½ pi. green tied by 'Jerusalem / Österr. Post' cds. A scarce pair.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 460 CHF
Lot# : 1253 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1863/1914: Collection on leaves with 1863 2 s. pair and three single examples, 5 s., 10 s. and 15 s., perf. 14, and 1864 2 s., 3 s., 5 s., 10 s. and 15 s. perf. 9½ all used with 'Gerusalemme' datestamps, 1863 10 s. and 15 s. and 1864 3 s. and 10 s. (3) all used with 'Jaffa' datestamps; 1867 issue from 2 s. to 50 s. used with 'Gerusalemme' and another set with 'Jerusalem / Gerusalemme' datestamps, 1867 part set to 15 s. used with 'Jaffa' datestamps (8 stamps), later issues with used (some on piece) and unused sets etc. A fine and most attractive lot.Starting bid : 750 CHFHammer price : 950 CHF
Lot# : 1254 PalestineAustrian Post Offices 1881/1910: Postal History collection on leaves and loose with 1881 and 1883 5 s. red stationery cards to UK each cancelled 'Jerusalem / Gerusalemme' cds's, 1898 colour cards (3) with 20 pa. cancelled Jerusalem cds's in red (31/10) to honor German Emperor's visit, 1899 colour cards (2) with Bethlehem Christmas Eve cachets and 20 pa. cancelled Jerusalem cds's in red, 1907 cover forwarded by the American Consulate in Jerusalem with blue cachet, incoming covers from GB, Italy, Wurttemberg and USA etc. (50 items).Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1255 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1855: Entire letter from Jaffa to Marseille struck on front with exceptional strike of dotted circular JAFFA / SYRIE datestamp (Feb 11) in black. Reverse with French P.O. in Beyrout transit cds (12/2) and charged '10' décimes due on receipt in manuscript. A delightful entire, rare so fine.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 260 CHF
Lot# : 1256 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1862: 40 c. orange, single usage on 1866 cover to Jaffa tied by Marseille 2240 gros chiffres endorsed 'per Asie', and a fine disinfected cover from the same correspondence bearing 1862 40 c. orange pair tied by PELUSE Paquebot datestamps (Oct 19) in black, the latter signed Calves. A fine and most attractive pair.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 550 CHF
Lot# : 1257 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1874: Cover from Jerusalem to Marseille with superb POSTE FRANCAISE / JERUSALEM 'Cross' cancellation in blue, franked by Siège 40 c. orange pair, crossed by file fold, cancelled by 5089 gros chiffres with corresponding JAFFA / SYRIE datestamp (Oct 30) alongside. Large part framed 'Paquebots / De La / Méditerranée' in red above and reverse with Alexandria cds (Nov 2) and Marseille arrival cds (Nov 9) in black. A charming and rare cover.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 3,000 CHF
Lot# : 1258 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1871/75: Cérès 30 c. grey brown, large figures, a fine horizontal pair used on 1875 cover to London tied by bold 5089 gros chiffres with corresponding 'Jaffa / Syrie' despatch datestamp (Oct 15) in black alongside. Framed 'PD' in black and fine London arrival in red (Oct 27) on front of a scarce and attractive cover.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 340 CHF
Lot# : 1259 Palestine1902: Printed Postal Notice for the Jaffa Agency of the 'Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes', announcing the deprture of the Paquebot 'Niger' under Captain David, leaving for Port Saïd, Alexandria and Marseille on September 25, 1902. Folded into four but fresh and very fine.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 180 CHF
Lot# : 1260 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1870/1910c.: Small collection on stockcards with France 1853 10 c. and 40 c. cancelled by '376' petit chiffres of Jaffa, Bordeaux pair of 20 c. cancelled by Jaffa '5089' gros chiffres and piece with 1853 10 c. and 40 c. similarly tied, later values with '5089' usages (9), a fine piece with Ceres 1871/75 30 c. and 80 c. tied by dotted 'Jaffa / Syrie' datestamps and another with Type Sage 35 c. tied by 'Jaffa / Syrie' cds with oval 'BM' alongside; further Levant issues used in Jaffa and Jerusalem etc. (50+ items).Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1261 PalestineFrench Post Offices 1844/1912c.: Collection of Postal Paper - including letters (without envelopes) from the French Consul in Jerusalem in 1844, letter in English written from Jerusalem in May 1855 (the writer nearly killed for entering a Mosque), an 1858 letter from French Agency in Jaffa, a listing of the 8 letters sent from the Jerusalem Agency on November 1861, Jaffa Agency 'Procés Verbal d'Installation' for the French P.O. in Jaffa in 1875 with circular handstamp 'Vice Consulat de France A Jaffa' in blue inside; Consular Letter from 1879 ex Jerusalem, 1891 letter from Jaffa with circular POSTE FRANCAISE / JAFFA / SYRIE cachet in black; a wonderful complete comparative listing of all sales of stamps / letters / parcels etc. from the French P.O. between 1902 and 1903; together with printed table of Postal Rates for 1908. Condition varies but an exceptionally scarce group.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 750 CHF
Lot# : 1262 PalestineKaiser's Visit 1898: 10 pf. carmine postal stationery card and cover franked by 1888 10 pf. carmine, each used back to Germany, the former cancelled by KAIS. DEUTSCHE / MARINE / SCHIFFSPOST No. 39 cds (S.M.S. Hertha) and the cover with adhesive tied by SCHIFFSPOST No. 11 cds (S.M.S. Hela). Scarce pair, both Ship's accompanied the Kaiser on his famous visit to Palestine.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 220 CHF
Lot# : 1263 PalestineItalian Post Office 1908: Italy 10 c. red postal stationery card used from Jerusalem to Stuttgart with superb strike of GERUSALEMME squarede circle datestamp (June 1, Day the Office opened), postcard with single 5 c. green similarly cancelled on the First Day (extremely rare thus - a Printed Matter rate usage) and Italy 10 c. red stationery card used to Görz with superb strike of GERUSALEMME / UFF. POSTALE ITALIANO cds (May, 1908) in black - a rare usage on the reply card.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 360 CHF
Lot# : 1264 PalestineItalian Post Offices 1908/14c.: Collection on leaves with Italian stamps (9 different) all used on piece and cancelled by GERUSALEMME squared circle datestamps (June 1) on the opening day of the Office, February 1909 set of 8 unused and used, mostly on piece (Mi = € 1'000), further large piece with five values incl. 40 pi. on 5 l. and four values used on piece all cancelled on Last day of the Office (September 30, 1914). An attractive lot.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 220 CHF
Lot# : 1265 PalestineRussian Post Office 1879: 7 kop. carmine & green used on cover to Livorno tied by bold strike of JAFFA cyrillic datestamp (Sept 1) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 236) with information strike alongside. Reverse with part flap missing and strike of Alexandria transit cds in black. Scarce and most attractive cover. Signed Muentz.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 650 CHF
Lot# : 1266 PalestineRussian Post Offices 1901: Cover sent at Printed Matter rate from 'Misgab-Ladach Hospital' in Jerusalem to San Francisco, USA franked by ROPiT 1884/90 1 kop. orange (2) tied by ROPiT / JAFFA cds (Feb 3) in violet (Tchilinghirian fig. 241), small closed tear to envelope at top, reverse with San Francisco arrival (March 23). A scarce cover.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1267 PalestineRussian Post Offices 1912: Postcard to Munich franked by 1910 5 pa. on 1 kop. orange (two pairs) each tied by bold strikes of ROPiT / HAIFA cyrillic datestamps (Dec 19) in violet (Tchilinghirian fig. 231). Port Said transit cds above and arrival at base of a fine card.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1268 PalestineCatalogue# : 21+23+61/62+65Russian Post Offices 1904/13: Cards (3), two being registered out-going usages from the Jerusalem Post Office, earlier 1904 card franked by 10 pa. on 2 k. green and 1 pi. on 10 k. blue tied by ROPiT / JERUSALEM cds (Feb 4) in violet (Tchilinghiran fig. 246), 1908 in-coming 3 k. red stationery card from Tomeln, Russia short paid by 1 kopek and struck with 'T' mark and oval 'Central Comité Knesseth Israel' cachet in blue (Jan 22, 1909); third card with Romanov issue franking with 5 pa. on 1 k. (2), 10 pa. on 2 k. and 1 pi. on 10 k. all tied in black. A scarce group.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 320 CHF
Lot# : 1269 Palestine/Catalogue# : 30/47V+61/75Russian Post Offices 1909/13: Issues for Levant, small collection on leaves with 1909 set unused, 1909 'Jaffa' set unused and 'Jerusalem' set unused (with varieties) and used and 1913 Romanov issue unused etc. Mi = € 750+.Starting bid : 150 CHFHammer price : 150 CHF
Lot# : 1270 PalestineForeign Post Offices 1875/1911: The assembly of covers/cards (16) on album pages and loose, with French P.O. 1872 cover with France Siège 40 c. (4) on cover from Jaffa cancelled 5089, 1877 cover with Type Sage 30 c. ex Jaffa, Austrian P.O. with 1890 registered cover at 2 pi. rate from Jaffa, 1892 cover from Haifa to Germany franked at 3 pi. rate (both with yellow reg's labels), 1892 cover to USA via French Paquebot, three fine Parcels Cards one bearing a rare pair of 1908 20 pi deep blue; German and Russian P.O. items etc., one with cert. Muentz.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 1,200 CHF