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  • Lot# : 1532 Afghanistan

    1874/80 Lot three unused copies of the 1 rupee black on medium laid paper (position 9+12+15) as well as a vertical pair Abasi purple on yellowish horizontally laid papier (positons 7+10), in addition a cover from the 2nd Afghan war 1880 dated in manuscript st left '27.3.80', franked by India ½ a. blue and 4 a. green and mailed from Kandahar via Brindisi to Boulogne (somewhat soiled but rare).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1533 Afghanistan

    Kingdom of Afghanistan 1890/1905: The Exhibit collection of the 'pelure / tissue paper issues' with 1891 issue with 1 a. value in an unused Colour Trial block of six printed in bright crimson, 1 abasi grey-blue in a positional block of five showing the tête-bêche variety, 1 a. used on covers (3) incl. a double rate cover with 'batila' in blue; 2 abasi with Colour Trial block of four in bright crimson, 2 a. in grey-blue in unused blocks of four and fifteen and a used block of six and a cover, 1 rupee grey-blue with possible Colour Trials in a deep shade and a rare used strip of four cancelled in red, unissued 1 ruppe Registration stamp with block of 12 and 6 unused (the latter showing tête-bêche variety); 1892 Coat of Arms issue 1 abasi rose - lilac - bright magenta (shades) in blocks of four (3) unused and used on covers (15) including two double rate covers and two extraordinary covers each with a block of four, 1 a. in red in blocks of four and six unused in differing shades and used on covers (2), 1 a. in orange in blocks of four unused (2) and used on single rate covers (3) and a double rate cover and a remarkable quintuple rate usage from Peshawar to Kabul, 1 a. yellow with blocks of four (3) and covers (5) incl. a combination cover with India ½ a. tied by Chaman cds (1904), 1 a. in green with blocks of four unused (2), block of 28 with early Plate Flaws and covers (14) incl. double rate frankings (2) and a superb sextuple rate cover with one stamp in yellow and five in green and combination covers (2) with India via Chaman; 1 a. in blue with unused block of four and covers (1); 1892/93 Registration 1 r. black on yellow sheet of 56 and 1 r. on dull yellow and 1 r. red in sheets of 63 and a further sheet of 55 (5 x 11) in green, 1892 General Purpose Revenues incl. 1 a. on buff in a tête-bêche pair, 1 a. Revenue for Receipts in a variety of shades and colours incl. 1 a. on blue in a block of 31 and a composite sheet of 99 (11 x 9) unused in grey on buff and a sheet of 100 on dull red paper; octagonal Revenues (4) on different coloured papers, 1894/95 Registration, a complete composite sheet of 48 (very rare), 2 a. green on double weight cover, 1 rupee green on cover and on quadruple and sextuple rate covers, 1898 unissued 2 a. value in deep violet in block of four and two blocks of 16, 2 a. lilac - rose - magenta (shades) in blocks of eight and 16 (10), 2 a. orange in blocks of four, six and 16, 2 a. yellowish in unused blocks of four (2) and 16 (5), 2 a. in blue - green in blocks of four and 16 (6) and a vertical strip of seven, covers bearing the unissued 2 abasi (some possibly genuine usages) together with full sheets of 56 (8 x 7) for the 1898 2 abasi in green (2), red, magenta, orange, yellow, 1898 Registration 2 a. in orange etc. A marvellous Exhibit collection of these difficult issues, viewing is a pleasure.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1534 Imperial China

    French Offices in China, 1901 (July 2): Registered picture postcard to Torino with 1898 Imperial Dragon definitives 2 c. red (2) and 10 c. green, cancelled by oval bilingual Peking datestamp in black, in addition France 'Chine' 10 c. black on blueish and 25 c. black on rose, cancelled by "SHANG-HAI/CHINE 10 JUIL 01" cds, framed 'R PEKING' in red, octagonally framed 'R' handstamp, bilingual Chinese Shanghai datestamp as well as arrival datestamp (18 8 01) alongside, very fine, an interesting and attractive item.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1535 Imperial China

    French Offices in China, 1901 (Dec 2): Registered envelope to Rome with 1898 Imperial Carp definitive 20 c. purple, cancelled by Tientsin bilingual cds in black, in addition France 'Chine' 50 c. rose, cancelled by "SHANG-HAI/CHINE 14 DEC 01" cds, unframed 'R' handstamp with handwritten registration number '190' alongside, showing Chinese Shanghai PO transit cds and Rome arrival datestamp on reverse, very fine, an interesting and attractive item.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1536 People's Republic of China

    1964 (Aug 5): Chinese Peonies, the complete set of 15 values, fresh and fine with most marginal examples, unmounted og. Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 1537 People's Republic of China

    1964 (Aug 5): Chinese Peonies, the 2 y. Miniature Sheet 'Glorious Crimson & Great Gold Pink', ironed diagonal corner crease otherwise fresh and very fine unused as issued. Rare Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1538 People's Republic of China

    1968 (Aug. 24): Airmail envelope franked with 1967 Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party Mao 52 f. red and two add. definitives, sent registered from Peking to London, reverse with arrival cds.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1539 People's Republic of China

    1979: 2 Y multicoloured, Study Science from Childhood, fine unmounted miniature sheet, fresh and fine Mi block 19 = € 2'600 / Gi. = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1540 Imperial China

    1870/1970: Lot several hundred stamps used/unused, incl. some better values imperial China, few full sets people's Republic, some locals, plenty of duplicats etc., in a large stockbook.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1541 Imperial China

    1878/1980c.: Lot thousands used/unused stamps incl. Empire with Large Dragon, Dowager Empress, Red Revenues, 1897 definitives wit $ 1 red, Shanghai local mail, Chinese Republic, post WWII local issues, in addition Taiwan, Hongkong, Macao, Kiautschou, French Southern China, and Korea with 1903 Falcon definitive 50 ch. red on green.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1542 Imperial China

    1888/1988c.: Collection with good range of largely used material, Coiling Dragons and Republic overprints, Sun Yat Sen issues and some PRC.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1543 Imperial China

    Local Posts 1894/99: Range on stockcards with fine used Ichang 1894/95 ½ ca. brown (2), 2 ca. violet, 5 ca. venetian red, 1 m. deep green, 15 ca, blue and 3 m. vermilion, all cancelled by 'Ichang' Dollar Chops in brown; 1896 Ichang 2 ca. on 3 m. vermilion used examples (5) incl. overprint varieties, Chunking 1894 set of five used, various Kewkiang etc. An interesting and scarce gruoup.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1544 People's Republic of China

    1949/85ca.: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps incl. 1958 Hero's monument souvernir sheet, 1960 Pigs, 1961 Chrysanthemes, Table Tennis Worldchampionship souvernir sheet, 1964 Peonies compl. set, and 1978 Horses miniature sheet. In four albums, to be studied.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1545 People's Republic of China

    1950/80: Lot 140 used/unused stamps incl. PR China 1960 Chrysanthemums, part set mint, 1964 Peonies used, Taiwan and Macao Mi = € 1'700+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1546 People's Republic of China

    1962/90: Mixed group incl. some Hong Kong, with China Year Packs in folders for 1979 and 1981, and fine 1981 Twelve Beauties 2 y. Baoyu & Daiyu Miniature Sheet on illustrated FDC.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1547 Imperial China

    1922/23: Covers (6), all addressed to Austria bearing Junk issue frankings, with fine registered cover from Tsingtau bearing 1914/19 1st Peking 1½ c. violet (3) with 1923/33 2nd Peking ½ c. (3), 1 c. (3), 3 c. and pair of 4 c. all tied by 'Tsingtau' cds's via Harbin; rare but somewhat crumpled 'Sample Mail' cover franked by 2nd Peking 1 c. and 3 c., three further covers at 10 c. rates.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1548 Imperial China

    1929/30: Covers (3) all from Switzerland to Foochow, China franked at 30 c. rate, the addressee not found and each cover handstamped with bilingual 'ADDRESSEE LEFT' and 'RETURN TO SENDER' handstamps in black, two returned via Hong Kong, one cover with DEAD LETTER OFFICE / SINGAPORE in red. A most unusual trio which would benefit by being opened for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 1549 People's Republic of China

    1950/2010c.: Lot 800 covers primarily from the PR China but also from Taiwan, Macao and Hongkong, a large variety of mail primarily sent abroad with many interesting frankings incl. also part of the paul Hock correspondence.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1550 People's Republic of China

    1956/59c.: Lot seven covers from Shanghai or Hope Paoting province to Czechoslovakia and German Democratic Republic. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1551 Hongkong

    1901 (July 18): Stationery postcard 3 c. brown with add. franking 1900 2 c. dull green and 1896 4 c. slate grey, cancelled by HONGKONG single circle datestamps, sent to Chemnitz-Kappel in Germany. A clean and fresh item.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1552 Hongkong

    1880/2001(ca.): Lot hundreds used/unused stamps incl. Hongkong Victoria definitives incl. 1880 10 c. mauve with 'D29' Hankow obliteration, in addition China commemorative issues and souvenir sheets.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1553 Macau

    1884/1953: Collection on leaves with 1884 set unused (20 r. bistre is used), 1885 colour change set complete unused or used, provisional 80 r. on 100 r. grey-lilac fine used, 1885 surcharges with 5 r. and 40 r. used, 10 r. and 20 r. unused, 1887 local surcharges unused or used, 1887 Fiscal 5 r., 10 r. and 40 r. unused, fine range of the Cameo issues, 1894 Provisorio set unused, 1894 set unused (excl. 100 r. used), 1898 Vasco Da Gama set used, 1898 Mouchon issue complete unused or used, 1951 Mendes Pinto set unused, 1951 Holy Year 60 a. unused, 1953 Art set of three and Flowers set of ten unused; together with some China and PRC material. A useful lot.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1554 Taiwan

    1958/70c.: Collection with 1960 Paintings from the Palace Museum set of four unused, 1962 Paintings (Emperors) set of four marginal unmounted og. (Gi 451/454 = £ 425), 1969 Birds (Paintings) set of four unused, 1960's miniature sheets etc., together with a blue stockbook with range of British Commonwealth material incl. Victorian issues of Hong Kong etc.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1555 Ethiopia

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    Catalogue# : I/V
    1936: Red Cross. Unissued set of five values, 70 mint sets in part sheets, with additional 5 + 5c. green (70), 10 + 10 c. red (119), 25 + 25 c. blue (70), a few creased otherwise generally very fresh and fine, unmounted og. Mi = € 1'750 (without the additional stamps).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1556 Ethiopia

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    Catalogue# : I/V
    1936: Red Cross. Unissued set of five values, 100 sets in complete mint sheets of 50 stamps each, all fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scarce thus Mi = € 2'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1557 Ethiopia

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    Catalogue# : 1-360
    1894/1956: Unused collection with Menelik issue, 'Ethiopie' overprinted set of seven, Amharic overprinted sets, 1911 Dire-Dawa Provisional issue set of seven unused (signed), later Ras Tafari / Haile Sellassie Postage and Airmail issues unused, 1947 optd. set unused, 1947 50 Years of Posts and Roosevelt set unused, 1947 12 c. on 25 c. green on blue-green, 1951 Bridge set, Makonnen and Eritrea sets unused etc., a remarkably complete and attractive collection.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1558 Ethiopia

    1894/1975c.: Collection with 1894 issue unused/used and surcharged issues incl. Postage Dues, 1919/28 issue amd 1921/22 surcharges mostly used, 1928 issues unused and used, 1929 airmail issue, 1930 Haile Selassie set, 1931 Pictorial set used, 1947 Roosevelt set of five used, 1947 airmails unused, 1952 pictorial set used and some useful duplication.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1559 Ethiopia

    1897/1995c.: Collection of covers/cards (334), with 1897 Ethiopia 1 g. blue card used in combination with Djibouti 50 c. blue & red for registered rate to Switzerland, 1903 postcard with bisected Obock 20 c. mailed from Djibouti, further postal stationery and some fine used postcards, 1920's registered covers, later period with surcharged postal stationery air-letters, cancellation interest, 1962 Swiss Blue Nile Expedition card, FDC's  etc.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1560 Iran

    1892/1960c.: Lot 110 covers incl. postal stationery, early mail to Western Europe, First flights Teheran - Meched and Bushire, many covers directed to Czechoslovakia, also Airmail set covers.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1561 Iran

    1911/20c.: An interesting selection 100 covers with Ahmed Mirza definitives, tied to reverse by datestamps from diff. post offices and reflecting diff. rates, all sent in the inland mail. In general fine quality, to be studied by the expert.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1562 Iran

    1911/73.: Intereresting range of covers (48) with many to Egypt incl.1915 Parcel Post forms franked in Teheran, 1928 registered AR cover flown from Teheran via Baghdad showing exceptional strike of rare GEBEL EL TOR cds in violet (Sept 12) applied in transit, range of larger covers to Berlin with colourful high frankings mostly sent via Baku and Moscow, Censored mail, and a small stockbook of adhesives from the same period and a fine 1953 Oil Wells set of eight unmounted og. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1563 Iraq

    1976/1981: Miniature Sheets (6 different), the three earlier sheets with black Control numbers omitted, the 1978/81 sheets all imperforate instead of perforated as issued. A rare group.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1564 Palestine

    1884 & 1891: Vertical pair of Telegram receipt forms, each franked by Turkey Revenue 10 pa. carmine on pale orange, each stamp tied by rare negative seal handstamp in blue "JERUSALEM POST OFFICE 1870" handstamps (Coles & Walker fig. 20), with repeated superb strike on reverse (signed Nakri), also an 1891 receipt with 10 pa. claret revenue tied by JAFFA POSTA SUBESI negative seal handstamp in black (Coles & Walker fig. 134).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1565 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 70+86+115
    1892: 20 pa. claret used on postcard to Italy tied by JAFFA SOUK POSTA SUBESI handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 146) in black; 1891 cover franked by Turkey 1901 5 pa. violet in a block of eight tied by BETHLEHEM cds's (C & W fig. 115) used to Vienna and1905 10 pa. green used on cover ti Germany tied by superb (JERUSALEM) / QUART ISRAELITE cds in black (C & W fig. 26). A scarce and appealing group.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 1566 Israel

    Ottoman Posts 1875/1914: Collection with Turkey 1 pi. irregular perf. 5-12 cancelled by superb boxed JAFFA in black (Coles & Walker 135), thereafter with fine run of Jaffa cancellations on piece or cover/cards, 1892 1 pi. grey used on cover to the USA with Jaffa cds, Printed Matter cover with Turkey 10 pa. green tied 'Jaffa / 2' datestamp (fig. 142), 1909 stampless cover with 'Jaffa / 1' and '2' datestamps (fig. 143), 20 pa. card with 'Jaffa / 5' octagonal datestamp (fig. 145), 1913 cover with 1 pi. tied by 'Jaffa / 8' cds in blue (fig. 144), stampless cover with fine 'Ramle' circular seal handstamp (fig. 166), Telegram with nine 1 pi. used in Beersheba, further pieces used in Bir ul Mezar (fig. 24), Djemal Pasa Tepesi (fig. 33), Hafir (fig 130) and Katya (fig. 37) etc. Generally fine, a most interesting collection (58 items).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1567 Israel

    Zionist Congress 1911/31: Small group with 1911 Postcard of Theodor Herzl for Basel Congress, 1921 Czechoslovakia card ex Karlsbad with special cachet, 1927 Postcard of Theodor Herzl for Basel Congress and rare visitor's Press Ticket in yellow for the 15th Congress, 1929 Official card for 16th Congress, 1931 Official cards (2) for 17th Congress and rare visitor's Press Ticket in blue, and KKL issued stamps, Local Post issues unused and two Booklets. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1568 Palestine

    Austrian 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 honour the 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, Württemberg, USA etc. (50 items).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1569 Palestine

    1918/44: Collection with 1918 1 pi. indigo unused, 5 m. on 1 pi. cobalt unused, fine range of 1918 1 pi. ultramarine unused and used, 5 m. on 1 pi. ultramarine unused (23) incl. blocks of four and ten, 1918 set of eleven to 20 pi. grey with 6 full sets unused and some useful duplication showing Plate varieties and multiples incl. 10 pi. ultramarine with three unused blocks of six, 1920 Jerusalem I opt. with unused set of eleven and duplication and varieties incl. misplaced overprint and 'Palestinb' errors, Jerusalem II opt. with unused part set but incl. perf. 14 4 m. and 5 m. (2), 1 pi. indigo (2) and 5 pi. purple unused, 1921 London I opt. set of eleven unused, 1927 Mandate 10 m. grey in unused coil pairs (2), 90 m. bistre unused (3) and used (4), 11923 Postage Dues unused sets (2) and used and 1922 and 1924 sets unused etc. A fine and scarce lot.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1570 Palestine

    1918/65c.: Interesting Collection hundreds used/unused stamps incl. 1918 rouletted 1 p. deep blue as a fine and fresh corner marginal example, civil administration ovpts. with errors, offsets, British mandate up to £ 1 with 250 m. brown and 500 m. scarlet in blocks of seven gutter pairs each, in addition postage due, PALESTINE ovpts on Transjordan stamps and on UAR as well as 50 covers.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1571 Palestine

    1907/60: Small selection of Palestinian postal history incl. a full sheet of 240 stamps 4 m. scarlet, early postcard of a Jewish settlement at Rischon in 1907, five incoming covers taxed at arrival, pane of 300 revenues by the Jewish National Fund as well as 28 coves franked with stamps of the Doar Ivri-issue of Israel, on album pages.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1572 Israel

    Local Issues 1948: Jewish State stamp, 5 m. blue, handstamped in violet, a horizontal used pair, hinged together for protection, with variety 'value omitted' on each stamp, used after the detection of the error with '-5-' handstamped in black on each and cancelled by 'Rehevot' datestamp (May 17, 1948) in black. Exceptionally rare (Bale 29c variety = unlisted).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1573 Israel

    Local Issues 1948: Nahariya 50 m. green imperforate, a remarkable sheet with double print error on quarter of the sheet only, file fold well away from the adhesives, fresh and fine with superb og. Exceptionally rare, unlisted by Bale.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 1574 Israel

    Nahariya 1948: Covers (2), one from Tel Aviv with Palestine 10 m. grey tied by Tel Aviv datestamp (May 5) with Nahariya local 10 m. yellow tied on arrival in black (Bale 120 = $ 400), and a philatelic usage of Nahariya 11 m. black on red (Bale 121) tied to cover by datestamp in blue.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1575 Israel

    Rishon Le Zion 1948: Official cover carried free of charges with Rishon-Le-Zion local 40 m. blue with value clipped out at top, tied by bilingual 'Rishon Le Zion' datestamp (25 April 1948) in black. Minor aging but rare - just 50 covers are recorded as being used by the local Council Bale 122d = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1576 Israel

    Safed 1948: 10 m. black on blue, issued during the siege, a fine unused example, slight bend, with sheet margin at left and another fine example used on unaddressed cover cancelled by Safed datestamp in red (May 6). Philatelic but nevertheless very scarce, just 2'200 stamps issued Bale 124 = $ 500+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1577 Israel

    Interim Period / Local Issues 1948: The extensive and valuable collection with issued stamps, covers (160) and cancellations from Afikim to Zikhron Ya'aqov, issues with Haifa and Tel Aviv overprints, incl. cover with Chaim Weizmann 10 m. pair used as Postage Dues, Valley of Jezrael 5 m. brown with value omitted unused, Negev Pipeline issue with values omitted (3, the 50 m. being un-catalogued), Jewish State stamp 5 m. blue with value omitted in unused pair, 10 m. brown and 50 m. blue with value omitted unused, 'Parachutist's strip of seven on cover, Jerusalem 1st Issue (Minhelet Ha'am) with Trial Strikes of the Overprint for all three values for both issues (signed Tsachor), Beersheva illegal Private Post (May 1949), Jerusalem cancellations under siege, French Coinsular Post 20 m. brown & claret unused (signed Brun), Rishon Le Zion 40 m. blue imperf. and used on cover, Mandate 5 m. tied by Safad cds in red on cover (May 10, 1948) and another in violet, Nahariya 10 m. and 20 m. Proof sheetlets on pink or yellow paper, 10 m. blue with missing 'S' in 'Mils' variety in sheetlet, 20 m. red rouletted tête-bêche sheetlet of eight with misplaced rouletting variety (rare), 10 m. blue and 20 m. red in tête-bêche sheetlets of eight unused (Bale 116a, 117a) etc. A magnificent collection with viewing a pleasure for the specialist.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1578 Israel

    Emergency Taxi Post 1948: Covers (2), one from Tel Aviv to Haifa with Taxi enumerator slip on front, the second cover with Jewish Community Tax 5 m. blue label (Kofer Hayishuv) tied by framed bilingual SENT THROUGH THE ATID TAXI handstamp in violet with enumerator slip (March 14) on reverse with further strike of the cachet. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 1579 Israel

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    1948: 3 m. orange, perf. 10 x 10, a superb mint example with full tab at base, exceptional and extremely rare, unmounted og. Bale 1f = $ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1580 Israel

    1948: First Coins set of nine values, fresh mint with full tabs (and full selvedge on the 1000 m.), very fine, full unmounted og. The three high values signed H. Bloch in margin. Michel 1A/9A = € 12'000/Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 1581 Israel

    1948: First Coins set of nine values, fresh mint set in horizontal imperforate pairs, unmounted og. Rare and very fine. All signed H. Bloch.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1582 Israel

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    1948: 3 m. orange, perf 10 x 11, a corner example with tab, variety imperforate at right, mounted on tab only (Bale FCV 92), cert. Muentz, 5 m. green, perf. 11, in an unused block of four variety imperforate vertically at right, unm. og (Bale FCV 19) and 10 m. magenta, perf. 10 x 11, vertically imperforate between, superb og., hinged on left stamp only (Bale FCV 23), 15 m. scarlet in a horizontal strip of three vertically imperforate between twice, wrinkle on gum but unm. og. (Bale FCV 25), 20 m. blue, perf. 11 vertically imperforate between marginal from top of sheet unm. og. (Bale FCV 26), 50 m. brown, perf. 11 in a pair from left of sheet vertically imperforate between, wrinkled unm. og. (Bale FCV 28). A very scarce and attractive group (Bale = $ 1'640).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1583 Israel

    1948: First Coins, 10 m. magenta, Plate 1, perf. 11 on thick white paper, a mint block of six from upper right corner of the sheet, Control 24272 with star to right and slug in green on Position 10, blunted perforations at base and slight wrinkle bends on the gum due to the block being stored in cellophane in a bank vault for 50 years, fine unmounted og. A great rarity of the Doar Ivri issue.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1584 Israel

    1948: 15 m. scarlet, rare perf. 10¾, a superb corner marginal example with tab, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Bale 4e = $ 700.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1585 Israel

    1948: 15 m. scarlet, rare perf. 10¾ all round, with tab, used on First Day Cover tied by 'Pardess Hanna' datestamp (May 16). Rare and very fine Bale 4e = $ 750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1586 Israel

    1948: Registered cover locally used within Haifa, mailed unfranked and taxed with Doar Ivri 5 m. green and 15 m. scarlet in a horizontal strip of three, variety imperforate between vertically twice (Bale FCV 25 = $ 400 unused), all with handstamped 'T' markings and tied by 'Haifa' cds's (31.5.48) in black. Somewhat contrived but rare.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1587 Israel

    'Doar Ivri' 1948: 20 m. blue, unadpoted Essay imperforate on wove unwatermarked gummed paper, 20 x 26 mm., designed by O. Wallish but rejected (note the different Hebrew and Arabic texts), fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Very rare.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1588 Israel

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    1948: First Coins set, three high values of 250 m., 500 m., and 1000 m., fresh mint with full tabs (and full selvedge on the 1000 m.), very fine, full unmounted og. All values pencil signed, certs. Bolaffi (1968) & Sorani (2017) Michel 7A/9A = € 12'000/Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1589 Israel

    1949: Jewish New Year, Military Badges set of three values in corner blocks of four with full tabs, fresh and very fine, full unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 2'200+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1590 Israel

    1949: Jewish New Year, Military Badges set of three values, with full tabs, all used on unaddressed First Day Cover cancelled by special datestamps (20.9.1949) in black. Scarce. Bale = $ 700.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1591 Israel

    1948: Postcard from Haifa mailed unfranked and taxed on arrival with 1948 Postage Due 20 m. blue on yellow tied by 'Ramat Gam' cds (Dec 6) in black. Extremely scarce commercial usage.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1592 Israel

    1949: Covers (2) each from USA to Jerusalem, one franked at 3 c. the other at 5 c., each underpaid. First cover addressed to the Knesseth with 1948 Postage Due 20 m. blue on yellow on reverse; second cover compulsorily registered on arrival and taxed with 1948 Postage Due 50 m. brown on yellow. Minor faults but a very rare pair of covers.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1593 Israel

    1948/59: Collection on album pages with 240 stamps in mainly mint condition, incl. some better values and partly with full Tab, one souvenir sheet and some Postage Dues, few values also in blocks of four owner's cat = Mi appr. € 4'200.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 1594 Israel

    1948/2000c.: The splendid collection, with 1948 'Yehuda' Essay for 15 m. value in black on glazed paper by O. Wallish, perforated 'Eretz Israel' Essays by Wallish for 5 m. in three colours and imperf. pair of 5 m. in pale blue, 'Doar Ivri' Proofs imperf. in black for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 50 m.,  Proofs in colour (10 different, incl. pairs and blocks), 1948 Doar Ivri set of nine unused and used with tabs, set of nine Imperforate (high values, cert. Diena), tabless FDC, low values tabbed FDC's (2), perforation varieties of the issue including multiples, tab errors on covers, 1948 Postage Due sets unused (2) and used, provisional 'T' handstamped covers, 1948 New Year tabbed set unused (2) and used, tabbed set on FDC, unused and used sets in gutter pairs, 1949 Jerusalem tabbed 250 pr. FDC, unused and used 250 pr., Lion Essays set of four, National Flag issue with Plate Block on FDC, 1949 Miniature Sheet unused, used and FDC, Insignia set of three unused and used with tabs, 1951 Official set of four on tabbed FDC, thereafter with same treatment throughout: mint, used, FDC's, varieties (gutter pairs etc.), large array of International Reply Coupons, Postal Stationery cards and Airletters, together with the 'Holy Land Philatelist' from Volume One onwards and 'Der Israel Philatelist' from inception onwards. A voluminous lot but a largely complete collection of enormous catalogue value in generally superb condition. Viewing is a pleasure and the whole is neatly packed in four Banana boxes.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1595 Japan

    1888/92: 15 s. purple, a horizontal pair used on 1905 registered cover to Colombia, tied by 'Yokohama' cds and by New York transit registration label. Reverse with San Francisco cds in violet, New York datestamp (Dec 23) and Bogotá arrival (Jan 22, 1906). The pair with one rusted perforation at top but an attractive cover to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1596 Japan

    1934 (Oct 1): Red Cross, the complete set of four values, 1½ s. - 10 s., all in complete sheets of 20, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scott = $ 460+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1597 Japan

    1947: International Reply Coupon (IRC), the imperforate Proof block of four, printed by Benzinger & Co. on watermarked wove paper. A wonderful block, presented to Eugene Thomas, the President of the 1947 UPU Congress held in Paris. An extraordinary item, the sole example of this Proof in private hands.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1598 Japanese Ocupation

    Japanese P.O. in Shanhghai, incoming mail 1884: German Empire stationery postcard 10 pfg. red, cancelled by Zwickau cds (March 19) and directed to Bombay with Sea Post Office (March 27) and two Bombay cds's (Apr. 8/9), forwarded first to Tokyo (May 22), then to the I.J.P.A. in Shanghai (May 29), reverse with transit cds's Sinagpore to Hong Kong (May 2) and Yokohama (May 17). A fresh and fine card of superb appearance.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1599 Japan

    1938/95: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps incl. interesting issues such as 1938/41 five National Park souvernir sheets, 1947 Philatelic Exhibition Tokyo, and 1949 Day of the Child souvernir sheet in two albums and two folders.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1600 Japan

    1916/19: Correspondence from German Prisoner of War in Japan, with covers/cards (15) most mailed from Matsuyama or Tokushima Camps and all addressed to Giessen, Germany with a variety of markings including large oval "DES PRISONIERS DE GUERRE Sce." struck in red or violet, variety of Japanese Censor chops and transit datestamps etc. A fine and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1601 North Korea

    1955/60: Cover to Czechoslovakia franked by imperf. 1951 Arms 40 wn. carmine in a horizontal pair, 1954 5 wn. lake, 1955 Liberation 10 wn. green all tied by 'Kesong' native datestamps (Sept 29, 1955); also a fascinating group of 23 covers (some with original contents) all mailed from Czechoslovakia to a Czech Official in Pyongyang, most struck with "Doslo na MZV dne___" with date inserted in red or with sending date only in red. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1602 Kuwait

    1977 (April): Aerogramme 25 fils blue & rose on blue with illustration at left in colour, additionally franked for new rate with imperforate "Fils 55 / Postage Paid" red on white paper adhesive. Fresh, fine and rare Gi = unpriced.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold