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  • Lot# : 1588 Romania

    1941: Romanian occupation of Cernauti, Chisinau, Odessa and Transnistria in sheets or part sheets in unmounted og condition. Mi = € 7'725 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1589 Romania

    Romania in the Levant 1921: Lot three formulars all franked with 1919 King Ferdinand issues, respectively 1 l. green, 50 b. pair and 25 b. strip of the three and single, creased, all tied by double circle "POSTES ROUMANIE CONSTANTINOPLE" datestamps, very unusual trio.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1590 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1858: 10 k. deep brown & blue, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 cover to Helsinki tied by '1' in dots in black, with oval framed St. Petersburg despatch at left (Oct 11) in red. Reverse with framed 'Ank' marking in black. A fine cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1591 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 7+16
    1866 (Aug 29): Lettersheet from Taganrog to St. Petersburg franked with 1858 30 kop. red & green perf 12½ and 1865 20 kop. blue & orange perf. 14¼:15, tied together by "TAGANROG 29 AUG. 1866" cds, reverse with St. Petersburg arrival cds (Sept 6). Some perf. staining, a very rare fifth-weight rate cover within Russia showing the usage of two values from different definitive issues.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1592 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 12+14+15+16
    1865: 1 k. black & yellow, 5 k. black & lilac, 10 k. blue & red-brown and 20 k. orange & blue, used on 1867 double rate cover to Amsterdam tied by St. Petersburg cds's in black. Circular 'Aus Russland' transit and reverse with Amsterdam arrival cds (June 23) in red. An attractive four colour franking. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1593 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19+21
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green in a horizontal pair with 10 k. brown & blue, used on 1874 cover to Genova tied by "Berdiansk" datestamps in black (Sept 27). Reverse with 'Postal Wagon 47-48' cds (Oct 1) and Genmova arrival cds (Oct 16g). A fresh and fine cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1594 Russia

    1872: Cover from Berdiansk to Genova, Italy sent unpaid with reverse showing two "Berdiansk" despatch datestamps (Dec 6 and 7) in black, obverse with framed 'PORTO' in black and crayon '2' for double rate. Odessa transit cds (Dec 11) and thence via Vienna (25/12g) and taxed on arrival with 1870 Postage Due 60 c. and 40 c. tied on arrival. Minor tear in file fold at top but opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1595 Russia

    1896: Essays for the Postal Stationery Reply Letter-Cards, Formula Cards without value tablet, rinted in deep blue on cream-buff stock, with smaller inserted card for reply, the idea remained unadopted (although it was later utilised in Argentina), minor edge wear of no great significance, extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1596 Russia

    1896: Essays for the Postal Stationery Reply Letter-Cards, with 10 kop. value in blue and pale pink on greyish stock, bilingual with one reading 'Avec Réponse Payée' and the other with 'Réponse', the idea remained unadopted, slightest of stains from gum on one but extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1597 Russia Zemstvo

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    Catalogue# : 19C
    1895: Cover from Mount Athos to Russia franked by Levant 10 kop. red and green on reverse tied by neat ROPiT / ATHOS cds in black (March 10), thence via Odessa with front franked by Kharkov Zemstvo 5 k. ultramarine & gold (2), one tied by oval datestamp in violet. Opened for Exhibit display, a scarce franking. Signed Sorani Schmidt 31.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1598 Russia Zemstvo

    Zemstvo ORGHEYEV 1882: Essay for rejected design, 3 kop. printed in shades of blue on dotted pale greenish-blue background, imperforate on medium wove paper, pen crossed to prevent use. Illustrated in 'Imperial Russia Zemstvo Post' handbook by Oleg A. Fabergé (1993) on page 220. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Agathon and Oleg A. Fabergé.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1599 Russia

    1880/1914ca: Lot 39 zemstvo stamps in a large variety incl. issues from Shatsk, Glazov, Soroky, and Libensk.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1600 Russia Zemstvo

    1872/1914ca: Selection 100 primarily unused zemstvo stamps incl. Bronnytzy Chuchin no. 1 in block of four, Nolinsk no. 4, Okhansk no. 5 in block of four, Sarapul nos. 1-3 unused and no. 5 used, Syzran no. 1, Yelets no. 1, Zienkov no. 5, Chembary no. 4 in a compl. sheet of 91 stamps showing the distribution of the six different types, and Pskov Chuchin no. 9 in part sheet with tête-bêches included, Chuchin booklet in addition.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1601 Russian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4/II
    1866: 2 pia blue & rose, a fine and fresh example with large regular margins all round and good colour, tied upon arrival by light mute lozenge in blue (Tchilinghirian fig 6) to entire from Odessa to Constantinople, reverse with "ROPiT KONSTANTIOP. AGENT. 1 FEB 68" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 8). Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1602 Russian Levant

    1907: 4 + 4 kop. green on buff postal stationery reply card, used example to to Milan, cancelled by two strikes of ROPiT / SAMSOUN datestamps (Feb 19) in violet (Tchilinghirian fig.130). Reply half attached and faint Postman's delivery number handstamp on reverse.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1603 Russian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 39/VIII-42/VIII
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    Mount Athos 1909/10: 5 pa. on 1 kop. orange, 10 pa. on 2 k. green, 20 pa. on 4 k. carmine and 1 pi. on 10 k. blue, all used on 1910 cover to Russia tied by two strikes of ROPiT / MT. ATHOS datestamps (March 21) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 184) with further strike on reverse. File fold away from the adhesives but a very rare issue on letter. Cert. Sorani (1981).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1604 Russian Levant

    1868/1914: Collection 70 used stamps and pieces presenting the diff. postmarks of Jaffa, Haifa and Jerusalem with part strikes of the first framed "JAFFA / P.P." in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 234), 'Jaffa' ovpt. definitive issue used/unused in compl. sets, Haifa cds in violet on piece of parcel card with combined 10 pia, 1 pia. and 2 pia. franking, anniversary set with Jerusalem ovpt showing variety '7 piastres' ovpt missing.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1605 Russian Levant

    1902/14: Lot 22 covers, postcards and stationery from the Russian PO's in Constantinople, Salonico, Smyrna, Yaffa, Beirut, Jerusalem incl. a 1907 cover from Beirut to the administration of the Hejaz railway in Haifa and a very late three colour franking in June 1914 from Smyrna, in addition two postage free items and four picture postcards during the Russo-Japanese war in 1905.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1606 Russian Levant

    Russian Levant 1868/1914: Lot hundreds stamps used/unused, partially in multitude, incl. pre-UPU definitives, 1909 ROPiT anniversary set up to 70 pia., overprints with city names, Romanov set, cancellation interest with oval and violet datestamps, Egyptian retta, in addition some 1919 ROPiT bogus issues.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1607 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5B
    Civil War issues 1919: 'Edinaya Rossiya' or so called Denikin issue 70 kop. slate imperf., two examples tied by "PYATIGORSK TERSK 28.9.19" cds to reverse of registered cover, sent to Odessa with arrival cds (17.10.1919) alongside. Correct 140 kop. registration rate in force from July 1919 in the areas under White control.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1608 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 23
    Civil War Issues, Far East Republic 1921 (May 8): Picture postcard from Vladivostok to Rakvere in Independent Estonia, franked by 1921 Double-headed Eagle definitive 4 kop. red tied by Vladovostok cds to picture side, address side with Rakvere arrival cds (June 26).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1609 Soviet Union

    1930/39: Selection 58 used/unused Airmail stamps incl. 1930 dirigible 'Graf Zeppelin' in Moscow, 1931 Zeps and Polar Airmail, 1933 Stratosphere balloon, 1934 Zeps and Balloon heros. Mi = € 1'280 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1610 Soviet Union

    1961/91: Lot dozens of unmounted og souvernir sheets, incl. Gagarin Vostock Flight, 6 kop. in miniature sheet of 5 x 3 stamps with the small crack in the blue printing between '1961' and 'L' of 'CHELOVEK' on pos. 15 of the ms (Standard Catalogue MSheet 2469 II = € 25'000 / Lyapin 2504 var), 1987 Icebear compl. set  of four values in miniature sheets, and 1988 Olympic Games Calgary, compl. set of five values in miniature sheets.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1611 Soviet Union

    1920/50ca.: Lot 45 cover and cards incl. inflation frankings, 1930s propaganda stationery postcards incl. 'Travel on the Volga', propaganda labels on cover, Esperanto-related covers, bilingual datestamps, items sent directly before the war, and 1941 stationery from Vilnius, in addition German occupation Latvia and Pernau as well as 15 items from the Baltic area, Ukraine and Georgia.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1612 Soviet Union

    1923/29: Selection of twelve covers in mixed condition with frankings on different advertisement labels incl. CUIR DE l'URSS, VIGONEBII TREST, PROMBANK, NEWA matchboxes, ELEKTROTEKHHNICHESKIJ TREST, SOVTORG FLOT, KRASNIJ PROLETARIJ printing house, TOCHNOI MEKHANIKI, KRIMTABAK, AVTOPROMTORG and two covers, each with two labels of GUM and TABAKTREST UKRAINIJ, in addition six detached used labels.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1613 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 427/428
    1933: Stamp Exhibition, Leningrad, the overprinted set of two values, 30 k. on 15 k. black-brown and 70 k. on 35 k. ultramarine, each on individual unaddressed official cards, cancelled by special cancellation "20-3-33" of thew First day of Issue in red. Scarce Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1614 Russia

    1860/1965: Lot hundreds stamps used unused incl. Imperial definitives in multitude, Romanov issue with cancellation interest, charity vignettes, USSR 1930s commemorative sets, in addition Imperial 1913 consular revenue stamps, some Hungary, Bulgaria, Danzig, Poland local issues, Corpo Polacco during WWII, and China with1978 Horse commemorative issue, in a big box.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1615 Russia

    1900/50ca.: Lot 150 revenue stamps, vignettes and charity labels incl. local expositions such as 1879 Riga, 1910 Ekateterinoslav South Russia Fair, 1910 Odessa Fair, 1911 Omsk, 1912 St. Petersburg photographic exposition, 1913 Kiev, WWI war bond advertisement, Red Cross, 1923 Airmail charity labels, MODVF and Samara, and Russian and Ukrainian diaspora labels in addition three items with vignettes.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1616 Russia

    1908/40: Lot 55 unused sheets and some part sheets in very good shape showing complete margins with printrun numbers or for some of the USSR definitive sheets with the Fischer machine numbers, a fine lot including sheets from Imperial, RSFSR and USSR times but also Ukraine Trident ovpts, Denikin and Southern Russia.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1617 Russia

    1923/84c.: Collection (many hundreds) well arranged with range of Workers / Peasants and definitive issues though to 1960's, unused or used, and a second album with Commemorative issues from 1960 onwards, this last mainly unused with full sets and thematic interest, together with a volume of Miniature Sheets with some useful duplication.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1618 Russia

    1869/1970: Lot ten covers and part covers, incl. German Fieldpost cover 1915 with usage of 1875 definitive 2 kop. black & rose, tied by "K. P. Feldpoststation Nr. 173" cds, French commemorative stationery postcard for the 1896 Paris visit of czar Nicolas, Russian WWI Fieldpost and 1924 cover with 'Forces of the Revolution' multiples' franking.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1619 Russia

    1880/1960c.: Lot 38 covers/stationery from Russia incl. registration, Odessa killer datestamp, censorship, Soviet commemorative issues, picture postcards, value letters, railway mail, in addition 18 covers from independent Latvia.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1620 Russia

    1875/1901: Lot 17 value covers from all over Russia to the Administration of the Mount Athos monasteries in Odessa, not franked as value letters could not be franked up to 1904, showing a large variety of provenance cds's incl. Simbirsk, Batraki Simbirsk gub. in violet, Shadrinsk Kurgan oblast, Kiknurskaya horse carriage station in Vyatka gub, Grushevsskaya Don Oblast, and Nikolayevsk Samara gubernia.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1621 Russia

    1865/1918: Lot 96 covers and postcards incl. 1867 double rate cover Odessa to Constantinople with pairs of 30 & 10 kop., 1882 ingoing taxed cover from Switzerland to Batum showing four diff. Russian TPO cds's on reverse, 1895 stationery postcard written in Samarkand and despatched in Baku to Switzerland, 1899 registered cover with privisional label from St. Petersburg to the Russian ambassador in Berlin, early Red Cross charity postcards, registered items, picture postcards from the Russian invasion in Persia and eastern Anatolia during WWI, Turkish POW's in Russia, several items with emphasis on Central Asia and Transcaucasia as well as covers going to diff. parts of the Ottoman Empire incl. a 1855 entire during the Crimean War from Odessa via Vienna to Constantinople, in addition a selection of stamps with Imperial numeral cancellations from Georgia and Azerbaijan and six pieces with cancellations of the Transsiberian railway from the Amur region as well as eight items from Bulgaria and Serbia.
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1622 Batum

    1919 (Nov 20): British Occupation 5 r. brown on buff, a used example on 1920 cover to Constantinople, tied by "Batum" cyrillic datestamp in black (March 14) with repeated strike at left. Pencil 'T' on front and reverse, flap missing, with Scutari, Constantinople arrival cds's. Age spots and small envelope faults but an extremely rare issue on commercial letter.rnrnProvenance: Collection Milo D. Rowell, RL, London, 28 Oct 1992, lot 5.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1623 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 2 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in grey-black (issued in claret), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1624 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 2 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in scarlet (issued in claret), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 20 March 1932" handstamp in red. Minor toning but rare.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1625 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 10 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in scarlet (issued in grey-green), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 20 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1626 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 10 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in brown (issued in grey-green), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1627 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 20 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in dull purple (issued in scarlet), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1628 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 25 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in deep blue (issued in dull purple), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1629 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 40 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in dull purple (issued in brown-black), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1630 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 50 mung value, perf. 11½, printed in brown (issued in blue), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1631 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 1 tugrik value, perf. 11½, printed in purple (issued in green), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1632 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 1 tugrik value, perf. 11½, printed in reddish-purple (issued in green), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 8 March 1932" handstamp in red. Some toning but rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1633 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 5 tugrik value, perf. 11½, printed in reddish-purple (issued in chocolate), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 8 March 1932" handstamp in red. Some toning but rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1634 Mongolei

    1932 (July 10): Perforated Proof of the 10 tugrik value, perf. 11½, printed in claret (issued in deep ultramarine), on Moscow State Printing Works card, tied by Cyrillic "Project / 5 March 1932" handstamp in red. Fine but rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1635 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 12/IB
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    1869: 10 pa. brown, perf. 9½, single used example on 1871 complete 'Young Serbia' Newspaper addressed to Essek tied by Belgrade cds (1/XI) in black. Rare and most attractive usage. Cert. Velickovic (1987).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1636 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 4/12B
    1866/69: Small selection of better values used/unused, incl. 1866 Newpaper 1 pa. olive green on lilac rose unused, 1867 1 pa. green, perf. 9½, a fine unused block of four, fresh colour, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og., 1866 set of three used (Mi. 4x/6x) as well as 1869 Milan 10 pa. brown perf. 9 ½ used on 1871 magazine from Belgrade. A fine group. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1637 Serbia

    1855/1880c.: Collection with fine range of largely different pre-stamp covers (36) from a variety of towns, mostly mailed prepaid, with straight line or circular dated despatch handstamps struck in black or blue; Austria 1850/54 9 kr. used on entire to Belgrade, Austria 1863 Arms issue frankings to Belgrade, 1867 2 kr. on covers to Pancsova and Temesvar and single on 1868 Newspaper used from Belgrade, Hungary 1871/74 first issue frankings to Pancsova with 2 kr. and 5 kr. used to Belgrade, Serbia adhesives off cover from 1866.1880 with some fine unused and used examples, Serbia Milan issue frankings with 20 pa. single usages (3), 40 pa. lilac on cover to Dresden, 1873 cover to Paris with 40 pa. and 50 pa. green (2), 1874 Great Britain 3 d. rose on cover to Pancsova, 1880 GB card to Belgrade etc. Generally fine, an unusual group and a fine basis for further expansion (109 items).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1638 Spain

    1620 (May 9): Kingsletter signed 'Yo El Rey' by Felipe III King of Spain (1578-1621) written in his summer residence in Aranjuez to his ambassador in Venice, entire lettersheet with nearly complete papered wax seal (small worm whole at left). Fine.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1639 Spain

    1689 (Jan. 31): Kingsletter signed 'Yo El Rey' by Carlo II King of Spain (1661-1700), entire lettersheet with complete papered wax seal from Madrid to "A muy Padre Cardenal Coloredo mi mui charo y mui amado Amigo" (Leandro Colloredo, Congr. Orat.) staying in Venice during the papal conclave of 1689 convened after the death of Pope Innocent XI and led to the election of Pietro Vito Ottoboni as Pope Alexander VIII. Sensibly restored broken paperfold, just to be mentioned, otherwise a fine and delightful entire.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1640 Spain

    1813 (Sep.1): Entire letter bearing 90 / BARCELONE handstamp in red taxed '12' in manuscript applied during the French occupation of Cataluna, a fine strike and rare thus.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1641 Spain

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    Catalogue# : 1/II
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    1850: 6 cs. black, Plate II, a fine example with large margins all round, used on December 6, 1850 entire letter to Santiago, tied by "GALICIA / Puebla" handstamps in red and by araña handstamp in black. Choice and scarce entire. Cert. Comex (1989).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1642 Spain

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    Catalogue# : 1/I
    1850: 6 cs. black, Plate I, a fine used horizontal pair, Types 12-7, used on March 1850 double rate entire from Cadiz to Madrid, tied by araña handstamp in black. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1643 Spain

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    Catalogue# : 57
    1864 (Nov 24): Entire letter from Valencia to Lyon franked by 12 c. green on rose, fresh colour and good margins all round, tied by crisp French '2240' lozenge numeral of Marseilles with '5c' accountancy handstamp and framed PD, both in red alongside. Reverse with Marseilles transit and Lyon arrival cds's (27 Nov.). A most attractive shipmail cover with the Spanish definitive cancelled upon arrival in Marseilles.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1644 Spain

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    Catalogue# : 3
    Carlist War 1873/76: Great Britain 3 d. rose (Gi 143) used on entire letter from London to care of Labadens & Co. in Ainhoa, Pyrennes, France tied by London EC duplex in black (Nov 10) with two oval 'PD' handstamps in red at left. Two arrival datestamps of Espelette cds (Nov 12 and 13) on reverse and then hand-carried across the border and sent on to Santesteban (Doneztebe) with Carlist Post March 1875 50 c. green imperforate applied over the British adhesive and cancelled in black. An extraordinary combination franking to cross the French border and Pyrennes and ensure arrival. Signed A. Roig.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1645 Spain

    Lots & Collections 1936/37: Small selection with 154 additional tax stamps for provinces and cities during the Spanish Civil War, showing Charity issues for various organisations, city mail, Red Cross and others, good condition, mounted on album pages.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1646 Spain

    1853/1975c.: Postal History selection with covers/cards (51) with 1853 entire from Puerto Rico to Paris, postcards from Fernando Poo or Rio de Oro (14), interesting WWII covers sent to Ireland with bilingual "Exempt from Censorship" handstamps, 1947 registered airmail cover from Andorra to Switzerland with unusual Spain / Andorra mixed franking from Santa Coloma.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1647 Spain

    1823/25: Correspondence of three entire letters from Spain to Dôle, France during the French intervention, incl. (M) / ARM.D'ESPAGNE (Madrid), (H) / ARM.D'ESPAGNE and D BIS / ARM.D'ESPAGNE (Madrid), all with the corresponding letters from Dole back to Spain. Fine and seldom seen.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1648 Spain

    Spanish Colonies 1855/71: Small selection with 90 stamps used/unused representing Spanish Possessions in the Caribbean as Cuba and Puerto Rico, incl. some duplicats, on two large stockcards.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1649 Sweden

    1817 (June 19): Letter from Lübeck to Åbo, Finland, prepaid to Hamburg "fr Hbg" and the transit postage from Hamburg to Denmark to and through Sweden was marked in handwriting 1 Rdr 12 S (killing) banco, crisp GRISLEHAMN handstamp. Grisslehamn was an important exchange post office at the Åland route to Finland and received a handstamp already in 1816 (Straight line handstamp type 1), three years prior to any other post office apart from Stockholm.rnProvenance: Collection Kerst & Bertil Larrson, Köhler sale (Sept 2017), lot 6572.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1650 Sweden

    1844: Part paid lettersheet from Ronne to Stockholm, endorsed "franco Helsingborg", showing on front superb strike "OBETALT FR. DANNEMARK H:BORG 21 JULI 44", since the recipient was a governmental body, the postage due was included in the quarterly statement to the G.P.O.rnProvenance: Collection Kerst & Bertil Larrson, Köhler sale (Sept 2017), lot 6644.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1651 Sweden

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    Catalogue# : Rus 26x
    Incoming 1878 (June 26): Cover from St. Petersburg to Westervik, franked with Russian Imperial definitive 8 kop. grey & rose, tied upon arrival by "STOCKHOLM K.E. 30.6.1878" shipmail cds with framed FRAN RYSSLAND alongside. Adressee is the Comtesse Adelaide de Lewenhaupt (1820-1899).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1652 Sweden

    1902 (Jan 29): Swiss stationery postcard 10 rp. red, sent to Stockholm, where the addressee could not be found after intensive search shown by a whole plethora of datestamps, finally framed OBESTÄLLBART handstamp in violet, bilingual  label "Adressen ofullständig" and RETUR, returned to Zurich with arrival cds (Feb 6, 1902). An interesting item.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1653 Sweden

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    Catalogue# : P25
    1906 (Aug. 19): Stationery postcard 10 öre cancelled by crisp JONKÖPING datestamp and sent to Geneva, franked with add. Swiss definitive 10 rp. red, tied by "GENEVE 22 VIII 06" cds, the card redirected to Boston, text in Esperanto.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1654 Sweden

    1939: Per Henrik Ling anniversary, 5 ö. green, an engraved imperforate Proof on thick paper (46 x 53 mm.), fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1655 Sweden

    1912: Semi official Airmail stamp (60 öre) violet in a complete sheet of 56 examples with full margins, the stamps with good centering and full gum, unmounted og., minute perf. separation in the margin, a desirable unit. Cert. Obermüller-Wilen (2017) Facit = SEK 44'800+.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1656 Sweden

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    1937: Semi official Airmail stamp (60 öre) violet, ovpt. 'Silverjubiléet 1937 2', good centering and unmounted og. These stamps were not sold unused to the public but some examples were given away to dignatories and pilots. A rare Airmail stamp Cert. Obermüller-Wilen (2017) Facit gives no value in unused condition.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1657 Sweden

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    1937: Semi official Airmail stamp (60 öre) violet, ovpt. 'Silverjubiléet 1937 2', good centering and unused with part og. These stamps were not sold unused to the public but some examples were given away to dignatories and pilots. A rare Airmail stamp Cert. Obermüller-Wilen (2017) Facit gives no value in unused condition.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1658 Sweden

    Lots & Collections 1855/1920: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused, mainly selected better single values incl. colour shades and pretty cancellations, also some Skilling banco 4 SK blue, locals for Stockholm City despatch as well as officials, good condition and housed on album pages and on stockcards.
    Starting bid : 7,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1659 Sweden

    1858/1924: Collection resp. lot 510 mainly fine used stamps, incl. coat of arms 1858, small lion 1862, part sets UPU 1924, airmails etc. all with colour shades and selected cancellations, nicely arranged on stockcards.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1660 Sweden

    1862/89: Issue 'Small Lion over value', lot 35 selected items with colour shades and various cancellations, in addition five values 1889 with new value in surcharge, on a small stockcard owner's cat = € 1'340.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1661 Sweden

    Catalogue# : 17A/26A
    1872: Issue 'Numerals and three Crowns', lot 70 stamps 3 Öre up to 1 Rd. showing colour shades and various cancellations, good to mixed condition, on two small stockcards.
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1662 Sweden

    Catalogue# : 17B/2B6b
    1877: Issue 'Numerals and three Crowns' perf. 13 : 13½. lot 118 stamps 3 Öre up to1 Rd., showing colour shades and various cancellations, good to mixed condition and housed on three small stockcards.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1663 Sweden

    Catalogue# : 54/143
    1902/21: Lot 270 mainly fine used stamps from various issues as 'Landstormen I-III', partly some duplication and mostly in good condition, nicely arranged on three small stockcards owner's cat = € 2'340.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1664 Sweden

    Catalogue# : 144/172
    1924: '8th UPU Congres in Stockholm' and '50th. anniversary of the UPU', Lot 200 mainly fine used stamps, partly some heavy duplication but no compl. sets, on four small stockcards.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1665 Turkey

    1773 (Dec 30): Entire letter from Smyrna to Aux Echelles, France with evidence of vinegar splashing for disinfection, struck on entry with fine VOIE DE MER / PAR MARSEILLE in black. Scarce and early entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1666 Turkey

    1834 (Nov 26): Entire letter from Smyrna to Marseille via land route, struck with 'AT' and 'Turquie' entry markings in Austria, framed 'Autriche / Par / Huningue' entry marking and '11' in red. Reverse with very fine strike of two line "Rauchert vom Contumaz-Amt / von SEMLIN am 20.10ber. 1834" disinfection cachet in black with Semlin red wax seal alongside and Marseille arrival cds (Jan 1835) in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1667 Turkey

    1845: Entire letter from the Sardinian Consul in Tarsus to the Consul in Constantinople, rated 4 piastres, struck in transit with very fine "An canib i-posta Adana" negative seal handsstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 4) in blue. Superb and scarce internal Ship Mail.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 124, 26 Oct 2000, lot 6277.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1668 Turkey

    1846: Entire letter from Adana to Aleppo, rated 2 piastres, struck with very fine "An canib i-posta Adana" negative seal handsstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 4) in blue. Superb and scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1669 Turkey

    1845c.: Cover from Vidin (Widdin) to Constantinople struck on obverse with superb "An canib i-posta Vidin" slightly over-inked in deep blue (Coles & Walker fig. 86). Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1670 Turkey

    1845c.: Cover with gold-dusted address struck on obverse with fine "An canib i-posta Edirne" (Adrianople) negative seal handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 1) in blue. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1671 Turkey

    1846: Entire letter from Mersina to Aleppo, rated in red ink at top, struck in transit with very fine "An canib i-posta Adana" negative seal handsstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 4) in green ink. Superb and scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1672 Turkey

    1848c.: Cover with gold-dusted manuscript alongside fine strike of "An canib i-posta Konya" negative seal handstamp struck in blue-green (Coles & Walker fig. 166).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1673 Turkey

    1850: Entire letter from Uskub to Sarajevo struck with superb "An canib i-posta Uskub" negative seal handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 125) struck in blue-green. Scarce so fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1674 Turkey

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    1850c.: Entire letter to Bursa rated in manuscript at top 4 piastres, 30 paras (weight of 3 dirhems), struck with superb "An canib i-posta Manastir" negative seal handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 81) in blue-black ink. Scarce so fine. Cert. Nakri (1998).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1675 Turkey

    1852c.: Cover from Constantinople, slight repair at top, struck with superb "An canib i-posta Deraliye 268" negative seal handstamp in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 10). Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1676 Turkey

    1856: Entire letter from Serres to Constantinople with manuscript rate at upper left, struck with superb "An canib i-posta Sérés" in blue-green (Coles & Walker fig. 48). Fresh and fine, an exceptional entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1677 Turkey

    1857: Entire letter from Sarajevo with fine oval bilingual Company cachet struck in blue alongside fine "An canib i-posta Bosna" negative seal handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 1) in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1678 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 6b
    1865: 20 pa. yellow, perf. 12½, a fine horizontal pair in a rich shade, used on cover tied by triple boxed all arabic BEIRUT handstamp in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 5). A fine and attractive cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1679 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 14B+15A var
    1871/72: 20 pa. green, rough perf. 5-12 and vertically bisected 1 pi. yellow, perf. 13½, used on entire letter at 1 piastre rate, tied by unidentified triple boxed all arabic handstamps in black, believed to be from Manisa. An attractive and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1680 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 14B+16B
    1871/72: 20 pa. green and 2 pi. brick-red, rough perf. 5-11, used on reverse of cover to Serres tied by all arbic circular JANINA handstamps in black (Coles & Walker fig. 9). Obverse of cover with italic 'Consulate de France à Janina' in blue. Scarce and attractive cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1681 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 29
    1876: 1 pi. orange-yellow, a fine used horizontal strip of three, well tied to reverse of cover by two fine strikes of KONYA circular negative seal handstamps in black.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1682 Turkey

    1882: Stampless registered cover to Stamboul with small registration cachet alongside superb strike of triple boxed "Ismid / 81" handstamp in blue (Isfila AP04). Stamboul arrival cds at base in blue. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1683 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 47
    1884: 1 pi. blue used on 1886 cover to Palermo, Sicily beautifully tied by bold bilingual LEMNOS datestamp (May 4) in black (Coles & Walker fig. 20) with reverse showing Taranto and Palermos datestamps (May 12 and 13). Superb and rare. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1684 Turkey

    Crete 1885: 20 pa. rose-pink on buff postal stationery card from Lasithi to Candia cancelled by octagonal framed "Lassithi Lașid Yeniköy" handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 10) struck well in black. "Candie / Turquie" datestamps (Dec 20) on obverse and reverse in blue. Rare and very fine: first recorded year of use of this handstamp.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1685 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 70b
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    1892: 20 pa. claret, a horizontal pair used on 1895 registered cover from Aivali (Ayvalik) to Neuchâtel, Switzerland tied by rare barred "A" obliterator in black, with AIVALI / TURQUIE despatch cds at left (Dec 21), 'Constantinople-Galata / Departs' transit cds (Dec 25) and reverse with Neuchâtel arrival (Dec 29). Slightest of peripheral aging on perfs. but an exceptional cover. Cert. Nakri AIEP (2018).
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1686 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : 71
    Lebanon 1896: Cover from Beskinta to USA franked by 1892 1 pi. grey-blue tied by bold strike of BESKINTA negative seal handstamp in black (As Coles & Walker fig. 79). Reverse with 'New York / Paid All' transit (April 15) in black and Fairfield arrival cds. A very rare cover from this remote hilltop village.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1687 Turkey

    Lebanon 1901c.: 1 pi. blue on rose postal stationery envelope used from Baabda to Beirut cancelled by superb "Baabda Telegraf ve Postahane-i Baabda 1308" circular negative seal handstamp in black (Isfila = RRR) with 'Beyrouth' arrival cds on reverse. Extremely rare and very fine.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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