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  • Lot# : 7301 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1860: Registered prepaid cover from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Constantinople struck with very fine strikes of FRANCO and RACCOM handstamps alongside FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (30/11) all struck in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 868, 872, 874); with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds of Austrian P.O. on reverse; matched with 1860 prepaid un-registered entire with FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp and straight line FRANCO in black. A very fine pair. Opinions Todd (2014, 2015).rnProvenance: Registered Cover: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8213.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7302 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1860/63: Prepaid covers (2) from Plovdiv / Philippopolis, earlier cover to Rovereto, Tyrol and the 1863 cover to Constantinople struck with fair or fine strikes of FRANCO handstamp alongside FILIPOPOLI circular datestamps struck in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 868, 872); the earlier cover disinfected on reverse at Semlin in transit, the 1863 cover with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds in blue on reverse.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7303 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V18
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1864/65: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 14, a horizontal pair, used on cover to Vienna tied by FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (5/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (12/8) in black. A fine and very scarce franking (15 s. to the Border, 15 s. to Vienna). Cert. Nakri (2015), Hochleutner (2016).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8214.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7304 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a single example used on 1867 entire letter written from Karlovo and mailed from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Constantinople tied by FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (29/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868); reverse with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds (4/12) of Austrian P.O. in black. Crossed by file fold but a scarce and most attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8215.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7305 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a single example used on 1868 cover from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Vienna tied by FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (9/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868); reverse with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds (16/10) of Austrian P.O. in black. A scarce and most attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8216.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7306 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1867/78: 10 s. blue, a single example used on 1879 cover mailed from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Sarajevo tied by bold FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (2/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868). Reverse with transits of Constantinople and Szeged, Hungary and 'K.u.K. Etappenpostamt No. XXXI' in black (19/9) of arrival. A fine cover to an unusual destination. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7307 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1867/78: 10 s. blue, a single example used on 1880 cover from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Poitiers, France addressed to the Consul General of Eastern Roumelia, tied by fine FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (23/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868). Avricourt entry marking in blue (31/3) on front and reverse with Poitiers arrival cds (31/3) in black. A scarce and most attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2015).rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7308 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1867/78: 10 s. blue, a horizontal pair used on 1879 cover mailed from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Constantinople, bilingually addressed, tied by bold FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (21/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868).  Reverse with three line dated 'Constantinopel' arrival datestamp (24/2) in black. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8217.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7309 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1867/78: 10 s. blue, three single examples used on 1880 registered cover bilingually addressed, mailed from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Constantinople all tied by bold FILIPOPOLI circular datestamps (2/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868). Reverse (bearing one 10 s. for registration) and three line dated 'Constantinopel' cds of receipt (3/4) in black. Small faults with flap tears stuck down but scarce and attractive: unusual usage after Independence. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8218.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7310 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1867/78: 15 s. brown, a single example used on 1874 cover  from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Vienna tied by fair FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (9/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (16/6) in black. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8219.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7311 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 11A
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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1883: 10 s. black & blue, perf. 9½, a single example used on 1886 cover from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Bucharest, Romania tied by three line dated FILIPPOPEL circular datestamp (17/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 869). Reverse with Austrian P.O. 'Constantinopel' transit cds (20/11) and Bucharest arrival (21/11). A fine and scarce cover - this cancellation unusually being much scarcer than the earlier type. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. George Paprikoff, Corinphila sale 196, May 2015, lot 1203.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7312 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1883/87: 5 s. rose on buff postal stationery card and 10 s. blue on grey-blue postal stationery letter-card, each used from Plovdiv / Philippopolis to Constantinople, each neatly cancelled by three line dated FILIPPOPEL cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 869) in black. Scarce.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7313 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Philippopolis 1876: Registration Receipt form for a letter to Anastas Rombi in Vienna mailed from Plovdiv / Philippopolis struck with FILIPOPOLI circular datestamp (21/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 868); the receipt for a double weight letter (20 soldi) and 10 soldi registration. Fresh and very fine. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8220.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7314 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1857/63: Covers (3) all sent prepaid with manuscript crosses on face panel denoting prepayment, each struck with straight line FRANCO and circular RUSTSCHUK datestamps in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). The earliest cover mailed to Budapest, the 1860 cover to Constantinople and the 1863 entire letter to Galatz. Fresh and very fine trio.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7315 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1862 & 1873: Covers (2) with 1862 cover sent unpaid from Rustchuk / Ruse to Constantinople struck with RUSTSCHUK despatch cds (8/12) in blue black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876), charged '2-20' on reverse in piastres and doubled to '5' piastres due on front panel; and 1873 cover to Sistov prepaid with FRANCO handstamp and RUSTSCHUK datestamp (29/10) in black, this being a sub-type with thinner lettering (Tchilinghirian fig. 877). An attractive pair. Opinions Todd (2014, 2015).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7316 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V18
    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 14, two examples used 1864 entire letter from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (21/5) struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with Vienna datestamp of receipt (24/5) in black. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7317 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V18+V21
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1863: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 14 used with 1864 5 s. rose, perf. 9½, used on bilingually addressed 1864 entire letter from Rustschuk / Ruse to Constantinople tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (6/11) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with 'Constantinopel' Austrian P.O. datestamp of receipt (9/11) in black. Minor imperfections but an extremely rare mixed issue franking. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1418.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7318 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, used on circa 1868 cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Constantinople tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (19/8) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with 'Constantinopel' Austrian P.O. datestamp of receipt (21/8) in black. Elaborate Company cachet on front in blue of Petkowitz & Popow. Central file fold but a fine cover: the 10 soldi rate is rare from Bulgaria.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7319 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, two examples used on 1868 double rate cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Constantinople tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (14/3) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with 'Constantinopel' Austrian P.O. datestamp of receipt (15/3) in black. Peripheral imperfections but a scarce cover.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7320 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, three examples used on 1866 registered cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna, with horizontal pair on obverse tied by two strikes of RECOM in black and 10 s. on reverse tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Two further strikes of straight line RECOM at right and FRANCO alongside (Tchilinghirian figs. 881, 882). Reverse with Vienna datestamp of receipt (6/6) in black. Just four registered covers from this period are recorded. A rare and fine cover. Signed G. Colla. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Muller Auction, New York, 20 June 1951; Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.rn 
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7321 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1868 registered cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamps (7/12) and straight line RECOM struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876, 882) alongside registration docket number. Reverse with part datestamp of receipt in black. Slight stain from gum of the 15 s. but a fresh and fine cover that displays well. Just four registered covers from this period in Bulgaria are recorded. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7322 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, horizontal pair used 1865 entire letter from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (12/8) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with Vienna datestamp of receipt (15/8) in black. Slight hinge remnant on front otherwise a fresh and fine entire. Signed Calves. Opinion Todd (2014).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7323 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867: Cover internally docketed from Sistov to Constantinople mailed with RUSTSCHUK circular datestamp (6/2) in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 877). Apparently prepaid with manuscript '10' (soldi) at top (altered from '15'). Reverse with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds of receipt (8/2). Fresh and very fine. Signed Nakri. Opinion Todd (2016).rnProvenance: Collection Nakri, DF, Geneva, 10 June 2016, lot 69158.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7324 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    1867/78: 3 s. green, used on complete example of the "Neologist" Greek language Newspaper, issue for May 14, 1882 mailed to Cambridge, England, tied by bold strike of three line dated RUSTSCHUK circular datestamp (May 31) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 878). Some peripheral aging but an exceptional and very rare usage: in all probability the sole known Newspaper franking from Bulgaria. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1747.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7325 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 3 s. pale green and 10 s. blue in a vertical pair, used on 1873 single rate cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Jersey, Channel Islands tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (29/10) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Red manuscript '8' pence credit on front and reverse with Jersey arrival cds (Nov 4). Minor imperfections but an extremely scarce destination, especially so from a Bulgaria Post Office. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'E.S.', DF, Geneva, Oct 2008, lot 20412.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7326 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 3 s. pale green (2) and 10 s. blue (3) used on 10 s. blue postal stationery envelope, mailed at double rate to London tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamps (21/8) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Red 'PD' on front and 'London / Paid' arrival cds (Aug 26). Minor imperfections but an extremely scarce usage of the postal stationery envelope in Bulgaria: believed unique. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7327 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3+4
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 5 s. red and 10 s. blue, used 1864 entire letter from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (6/5) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with Vienna datestamp of receipt (9/5) in black. A fresh and fine entire. Signed G. Colla and U. Ferchenbauer. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton and Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 140, May 2004, lot 916.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7328 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 10 s. blue used on circa 1868 cover from Rustschuk / Ruse bilingually addressed to Constantinople tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (7/9) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Reverse with wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds of receipt (9/9) in black. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7329 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 10 s. blue used on 1874 single rate cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Kadikoy, Constantinople tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (28/2) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Austrian P.O. 'Constantinopel' arrival cds (3/3) in black on reverse. Placed into the Istanbul City Post with 'Sehir' overprinted 1869 1 pi. brown, irregular perf. 5-11 (Mi. 5B), applied to reverse and tied by oval 'Baghtche Capussi' datestamp in black. Small imperfections but an extremely scarce combination. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Otto Hornung.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7330 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 15 s. brown used on 1871 cover from Rustschuk / Ruse to Vienna tied by circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (20/9) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). Taxed at '25' kreuzers in manuscript blue crayon on arrival - reverse with Vienna arrival (23/9) - and original charge '20' deleted when found to be double weight. The charge should have been 30 kreuzers but it is probable that the addressee, a noted businessman of the time, collected the item from the Post Office. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1745; Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7331 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 7A+7C
    Austrian P.O.'s. 1867: 50 soldi brown, four used examples, two perf. 10½, two perf. 13, with two examples used in Rustschuk one with two line, the other with three line date in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 916, 917); 50 s. in pale rose shade cancelled by VARNA / 17. GIU. datestamp in blue (fig. 884) and a further example cancelled by three line dated 'Varna' cds (fig. 887) in black. Condition varies but a scarce group, the 50 soldi being rare used in Bulgaria.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7332 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : P2
    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1867/78: 5 s. red on buff postal stationery card, Italian language, used from Rustschuk / Ruse to Bucharest cancelled by circular three line dated RUSTSCHUK datestamp (8/11/80) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 880). Bucharest arrival cds at left (Nov 9) in violet. Postal Stationery is extraordinarily scarce used in Bulgaria.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7333 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1868: Registered Receipt form for a letter to Vienna weighing 2½ loth, insured for 30 florins, charged at 50 soldi; struck with circular RUSTSCHUK datestamp (unusually without date) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 877) and manuscript '11.12.1868' alongside.rnScarce.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7334 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Rustschuk 1868: Postal Waybill "Frachtbrief" printed for Rustschuk, used for a 1 pound 17 loth parcel of 1'000 florins, prepaid at 2 florins 40 kreuzer, to be sent to Vienna, struck with straight line FRANCO and RUSTSCHUK circular datestamp (31/5) in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 877, 881) with LAUT ANGABE notification handstamp below above manuscript date. Fresh and very fine, a scarce form. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8230.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7335 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1A
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    DDSG / DSNC 1866: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on 1866 cover from Rustschuk to Galatz, tied by neat strike of circular 'RUSTZUK / 11 / X' datestamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 916). Sender's cachet at left and reverse with oval framed 'GALATZ / 13 / X' datestamp of arrival in blue. Scarce and very fine. Opinion Todd (2013) Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7336 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on 1866 entire letter from Rustschuk to Braila, some cracking along file fold and small stain, tied by neat strike of circular 'RUSTZUK / 2 / VIII' datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 916) struck in blue Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7337 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1B
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 9½, a used example on 1867 entire letter bilingually addressed from Rustschuk to Nikopoli, tied by good strike of circular 'RUSTZUK / 19 / X' datestamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 916). A fine and attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2014) Mi = € 600.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7338 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. lilac, perf. 9½, a used example on 1868 cover from Rustschuk to Nikopoli, tied by good strike of circular 'RUSTZUK / 2 / V' datestamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 916). Sender's cachet at left and reverse with circular 'GALAZ / 9 / XI' arrival in blue. Opinion Todd (2013) Mi = € 900.rnProvenance: Collection Emil Capellaro, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1304.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7339 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on 1873 cover from Rustschuk to Galatz, tied by circular 'RUSTZUK / 4 / VIII' datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 916) struck in blue. Charged '20' due in blue crayon upon receipt in Galatz with faint arrival cds on reverse. Signed Ferchenbauer.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7340 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on 1873 cover from Rustschuk to Galatz, tied by circular '25/9' datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 928a) struck in blue at Sistov and apparently mailed up river in error. Charged with circular "T" mark in black and manuscript '60' bani due in red crayon upon receipt in Galatz with faint 'Galatzi' arrival cds in black on reverse. Opinion Todd (2014).rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7341 Bulgaria

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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example with portion of adjoining stamp above, used on 1872 cover from Silistria via Rustschuk to Vienna, tied by oval framed AGENTIE / D.1. K.K. PR. DONAU / DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT / SILISTRIA handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 918) struck in blue. RUSTSCHUK Austrian P.O.cds of transit (18/9) struck in black alongside and charged with manuscript '20' kreuzers due in blue crayon upon receipt in Vienna (21/9). A superb cover, sold with a similar superb usage on small piece, signed Pfenninger and ex Heimbüchler. Opinions Todd (2014).rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7342 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Austrian P.O. in Sistov 1864: 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used on April 14, 1866 double weight cover from Sistov to Constantinople; the front panel with manuscript "Sistof" at top, the adhesives cancelled by pen strokes. Reverse with Austrian P.O. 'Constantinopel' cds (April 23) in black. An extremely rare and most attractive usage. Signed Nakri AIEP. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8234.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7343 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    D.D.S.G. 1867: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on 1866 entire letter from Sistov to Galatz with sender's cachet at left, tied by "9/8" date in circle (Tchilinghirian fig. 928a) in blue. Reverse with oval 'Galatz 10/VIII' arrival datestamp on reverse in blue (fig. 809). File folds away from adhesive and some aging around perfs. but a scarce stamp on letter Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 125.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7344 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1A
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on 1867 entire letter from Sistov to Vienna, tied by circular '11/8' datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928, 928a). Charged '10' kreuzers due in manuscript upon arrival (14/8) in Vienna. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014) Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7345 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1B
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 9½, a used example, somewhat stained from glue and cleaning, on 1867 entire letter from Sistov to Nikopoli endorsed 'franco', tied by circular '20/11' datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928, 928a). Opinion Todd (2014) Mi = € 600.rnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 2566.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7346 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    DDSG / DSNC 1866: 10 kr. lilac, perf. 9½, a used example on 1869 entire letter from Sistov to Orsova tied by circular '22/7' datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928, 928a). Superb and fresh entire of great visual appeal. Rare. Signed Friedl, Bloch. Opinion Todd (2013) Mi = € 900.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1422.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7347 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    DDSG / DSNC 1866: 10 kr. lilac, perf. 9½, a used example on 1868 entire letter from Sistov to Orsova tied by circular '6/5' datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928, 928a). The cover slightly cleaned and aging around perfs. but scarce. Opinion Todd (2013) Mi = € 900.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7348 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    D.D.S.G. 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used on September 1869 entire letter to Orsova tied by bold strike of oval framed AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV oval handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928). A fine and attractive entire. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7349 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on 1869 entire letter from Sistov to Widdin / Vidin tied by circular '3/11' datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928a). Some soiling but unusual. Signed Ferchenbauer. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1423.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7350 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. olive green, Type I, a used example on 1875 entire letter from Sistov to Budapest tied by circular 'SISTOV / 18 / XI' datestamp superbly struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 929). A fine and attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2014).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7351 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on 1875 entire letter from Sistov to Budapest tied by circular 'SISTOV / 20 / XI' datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 929). 'Bazias' transit cds (22/11) alongside in black and charged '10' kreuzer due upon receipt in Budapest (23/11). File fold does not affect a fine and attractive entire. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014).rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7352 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    DDSG / DSNC 1870: 10 kr. red, a used example on 1870 cover from Sistov to Orsova tied by circular 'SISTOV / 17 / XII' datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 929). A superb cover in the foremost quality for this rare stamp on letter. Opinion Todd (2014) Mi = € 2'200.rnProvenance: Collection Fritz Heimbüchlerrnrn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7353 Bulgaria

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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: Parcel Form with Paddle Steamer vignette from Sistov addressed to Vienna, struck at left with large oval 'WIEN / 11' struck on eleventh scheduled journey of the year, circular dated "4/5" and oval framed DONAU DAMPFSCHIFF / SPEDITION. / WIEN displaying well, internally struck with oval 'Saltdirt' large oval datestamp, all in blue. Scarce and very fine. Cert. Hochleutner (2016).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7354 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1856: Entire letter from Sofia to Constantinople, sent prepaid and struck with FRANCO and circular SOFIA datestamp (18/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864, 865). Slight smudge on face panel, the letter possibly written in Ladino script, a very early usage.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7355 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1860: Cover from Sofia to the Russian Consul in Philippopel / Filipopoli, sent prepaid and struck with FRANCO and circular SOFIA datestamp (9/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864, 865). Fresh and fine, mail from Sofia is surprisingly scarce due to a small illiterate population and the town not being situated on the Danube. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8221.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7356 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1866 entire letter from Sofia to Constantinople, tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (25/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864), a somewhat typically over-inked and dirty strike. Reverse with single ring Austrian P.O. 'Constantinopel' datestamp (27/2) in black. An extremely unusual usage of the 5 soldi used in Sofia and a very scarce entire. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Lion of the Balkans', Corinphila sale 201, May 2015, lot 8223.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7357 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, used example on 1868 cover from Sofia bilingually addressed to Constantinople, tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (22/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864). Reverse with 'Constantinopel' arrival cds (27/10) in black. Small imperfections to the outer letter sheet but very scarce, more especially so from Sofia.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7358 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, used example on internally dated 1864 (perhaps 1867) large part entire letter from Sofia bilingually addressed to Philippopolis / Filipopoli, tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (11/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864). A very unusual usage of Austrian P.O. mail used entirely within Bulgaria. Some edge wear to cover but of fine appearance and rare. Cert. Hochleutner (2016).
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7359 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, used examples (2) on 1867 registered cover from Sofia to Constantinople, one on front and another on reverse, each tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (17/6) in black with two strikes of RECOM alongside (Tchilinghirian figs. 864, 866). Rare 'Constantinopel' wreathed cds struck in red and double circle wreathed cds in black of the same day on arrival. A remarkable and rare cover that opens well for Exhibit display: registered covers from this Office are rarities. Cert. Caffaz (2000).
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7360 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3+5
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    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1867/78: 5 s. red and 15 s. brown in a vertical pair, used on 1873 entire letter from Sofia to Valence, France tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (31/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864), with 'A/PD' at right. French entry marking on front in red (June 7). Reverse with Vienna transit cds (6/6), Paris-Auxerre TPO and arrival cds. An extremely scarce entire. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1722.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7361 Bulgaria

    Austrian P.O. in Sofia 1867/78: 10 s. blue postal stationery envelope, used from Sofia to Milan, Italy tied by circular SOFIA datestamp (27/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 864). Reverse with 'Milano' arrival datestamp (Sept 4, 1875) in black. Ironed file fold but an extremely scarce usage of the postal stationery envelope from Bulgaria with very few recorded: from the Sofia Office possibly unique. Signed Ferchenbauer.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7362 Austrian Levant

    1867 (Oct 18): Entire letter from Constantinople to Leipzig, Saxony struck in transit with two line dated VARNA / 19. OTT datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 884). Manuscript '25' rate at left (10 kr. to Austria, 10 kr. to Lloyd and 5 kr. to Saxony). Reverse with Vienna cds (Oct 23) and arrival (Oct 25). Fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7363 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown in a horizontal pair, perf. 9½, the 10 s. with closed tear at right, used on 1868 cover from Varna to Marseille, France tied by two line dated VARNA / 28. FEB. handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 884) with 'A./P.D.' alongside in black (fig. 891) and the 10 s. also tied by French Strasbourg entry marking (March 9) in blue. Reverse with Vienna transit (March 7) and Marseille arrival. A scarce and attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1429.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7364 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V23
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter from Varna to Vienna tied by two line dated VARNA / 25. MAG. handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 884). Reverse with Vienna arrival datestamp (May 29) in black. A fresh and fine entire. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. G. Paprikoff, Corinphila sale 196, May 2015, lot 1201.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7365 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1867: Entire letter endorsed 'via Varna' from Constantinople to Tarare, France, unusually struck with two line dated VARNA / 11.SET. in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 884) with blue crayon '40' (soldi) in manuscript. Vienna transit on reverse (14/9) and thence via Strasbourg with entry marking in red. Paris transit and Tarare arrival on reverse, where charged with handstruck '10' décimes (1 franc) due. A fine entire. Opinion Todd (2016).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7366 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green single example and 10 s. blue (2), used on 1874 cover to Genova tied by two strikes of circular VARNA thimble datestamps (9/9) neatly in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885). Black 'PD' at right and reverse with Vienna transit cds (12/9) and Genova arrival cds (14/9). An attractive ranking for the 23 soldi rate. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1756; Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7367 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+4+5
    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown, all used on 1874 cover to Livorno tied by three strikes of circular VARNA thimble datestamps (10/12) neatly in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885). Black 'PD' at right and Livorno arrival cds (17/8) on reverse of an attractive three colour franking for the 23 soldi rate, together with a further 1875 entire letter to Trieste with 10 s. tied by same thimble datestamp (28/8) in black. A scarce pair.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7368 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+5
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown, all used on 1872 cover fronts (2) from Varna to Genova, each tied by circular VARNA thimble datestamps neatly in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885). Attractive examples of the 23 soldi rate.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7369 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+5
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown, all used on 1874 cover to Genova tied by two strikes of circular VARNA thimble datestamps (12/8) neatly in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885). Black 'PD' at right and Genova arrival cds (17/8) on reverse of an attractive three colour franking for the 23 soldi rate. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1759; Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7370 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue, used on 1876 entire letter to Trieste tied by circular VARNA thimble datestamp (25/3) - without year date- neatly in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885 var), reverse with Triest oval arrival datestamp (28/3) in black; also a similar cover used in September 1875 to Livorno but addressee's name excised. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1435.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7371 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 15 s. brown, used on 1875 cover to Trieste tied by circular VARNA thimble datestamp (5/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 885), reverse with 'Rustschuk' transit cds (10/3) and Triest oval arrival datestamp (14/3) in black. Some slight aging but an attractive cover. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7372 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue, used on 1876 entire letter to Nice, France tied by three line dated circular VARNA datestamp (14/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 887). Handstamped at upper left 'Vice Consulate de France / À Varna' in blue with letter on headed notepaper inside, Nice arrival cds in black on front and reverse with complete red wax seal of the Vice Consulate. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7373 Bulgaria

    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1848 (May 31): Entire letter written in Greek from Varna to Constantinople struck on front panel with fair oval framed AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / VARNA handstamp in blackish-blue ink (Tchilinghirian fig. 938). A great rarity of Levant postal history with just a handful of examples recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Cengiz Arsman; Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7374 Bulgaria

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    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1848 (Aug 30): Entire letter written in Greek from Varna to Constantinople struck on front panel with oval framed AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / VARNA handstamp in greenish-blue ink (Tchilinghirian fig. 938). Endorsed at top in manuscript Bulgarian 'We accept 31 Aug 1848'. A great rarity of Levant postal history with just a handful of examples recorded. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1425.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7375 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V21
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    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1864: Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½, two examples used on 1865 entire letter from Varna to Constantinople, tied by circular LLOYD AGENZIE / VARNA datestamp (1/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 939). Reverse with 'Lloyd Agenzie / Costantinopoli' cds of receipt (Aug 2). File fold well away from the adhesives, a fine and scarce entire. Signed S. Sorani. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1426.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7376 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V22
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    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, three examples used on 1866 triple rate cover from Varna to Constantinople, all tied by circular LLOYD AGENZIE / VARNA datestamp (12/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 939). Reverse with 'Lloyd Agenzie / Costantinopoli' cds of receipt (Aug 16). Two small holes in face panel and file fold affects first adhesive but not the appearance of an attractive and scarce entire. Opinion Todd (2015).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7377 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue, three used examples on 1871 triple rate cover from Varna to Constantinople, tied by circular LLOYD AGENZIE / VARNA datestamps (25/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 939). One stamp with rounded corner perf., however a very scarce rate. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 2385; Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1437.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7378 Bulgaria

    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue postal stationery envelope used from Varna to Constantinople, cancelled by circular LLOYD AGENZIE / VARNA datestamp (20/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 939). Reverse with 'Lloyd Agenzie / Costantinopoli' cds of receipt (21/7) in black. Some spotting but scarce, the Postal Stationery was seldom utilised in Bulgaria.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7379 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Lloyd Agency in Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue, used example crossed by light file fold on 1880 entire letter from Varna to Constantinople tied by fine circular VARNA / LLOYD datestamp (28/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 940 = 'very scarce'). Reverse with 'Constantinopel / Lloyd' cds (29/1) of receipt. An extremely rare cancellation. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1436.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7380 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1870: Unpaid cover to Manchester, Hudaveroglu correspondence, endorsed "via Varna" at top in manuscript, with VARNA thimble datestamp (May 7) on reverse (Tchilinghirian fig. 885) in black, struck with VIA VARNA straight line in black on front (fig. 114) thence via Danube route and charged on arrival (May 13) with handstruck "11d" due marking in black. Scarce. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7381 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V21+V22+V23
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    Via Varna 1864: Arms 5 s. rose, 10 s., blue (2) and 15 s. brown all used on 1868 mourning envelope, probably from Constantinople to Brignolles, France carried at single rate, cancelled by two fine strikes of the VIA VARNA straight line handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 114) in black with 'A./P.D.' in red below and Strasbourg entry marking in blue (Oct 15). Reverse with Brignolles arrival cds (16/10). The 'Via Varna' straight line is considerable scarcer than the more attractive boxed marking. A charming and rare three colour franking. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7382 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue, single example used on October 6, 1868 entire letter from Galatz, Romania to Vienna, with manuscript despatch cancellation "Galatz" at top, the adhesive tied in transit by VIA VARNA straight line handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 114). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (Oct 10). The adhesive lifted for checking and replaced but a very rare usage. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1430.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7383 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : (SG 104)
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    Via Varna 1867: Great Britain 6 d. lilac, wmk. Spray, with hyphen, plate 6, a used example of good colour cancelled solely by (VIA) VARNA straight line handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig 114). A scarce usage and most attractive. Opinion Todd (2015).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7384 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5+6
    1867/74: 15 s. brown and 25 s. grey-lilac off cover examples with part VIA VARNA handstamps, with 1869 entire from Constantinople to France with VIA VARNA handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 114) sent unpaid with '10' décimes to pay. 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7385 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V23+5+6
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    Via Varna 1864/57: Album page with 1864 Arms 15 s. brown; 1867 15 s. brown with two examples in differing shades used on piece; 25 s. grey lilac single and 25 s. grey lilac in a horizontal pair (cert. Matl); all cancelled by partial or complete strikes of the VIA VARNA handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 114) in black. A scarce and attractive group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7386 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1
    Via Varna 1867/78: 2 s. yellow in a horizontal pair, used on Printed Matter September 30, 1871 entire letter from Constantinople to Neukirch, Switzerland, tied by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). Reverse with Bürglen transit cds in black. For a further example of this franking see the 'Cihangir' sale lot 1233. Minor aging mentioned for accuracy but an extremely rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7387 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1+2+(38)
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    1867/78: Austrian Levant 2 s. yellow and 3 s. green used with Austria 1867/74 10 kr. blue, on the famous 1871 cover from Constantinople endorsed 'via Varna' to Vienna all tied by two fine strikes of framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA (Oct 7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (Oct 14). Illustrated in "Österreich-Ungarn, 125 Jahre Ausgabe 1867" by Puschmann, König & Schindler on page 187. A magnificent Soldi / Kreuzer combination cover, particularly rare from Varna, in the foremost Exhibition quality for connoisseur. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Wise, June 1948; Collection Arthur Linz, Mercury, New York, 31 Oct 1961, lot 1723.
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7388 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1871 cover endorsed 'via Varna & Vienna' from Constantinople to Genova, tied by fine framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp (4/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). 'P.D.' in black above and reverse with Vienna transit cds (7/10) and Genova arrival cds (17/5) in black. A fresh and very fine entire. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1431.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7389 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 5 s. red, single example and three horizontal pairs, all used on 1872 cover front endorsed 'via Varna' probably mailed from Constantinople to Paris, tied by three strikes of framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp (3/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). 'A./P.D.' in black and 'Avricourt' French entry mark in blue (July 8). Some peripheral aging but an impressive piece.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7390 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3+4
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 5 s. red and 10 s. blue (single and pair, in differing shades), used on 1873 entire letter from Constantinople to Paris, tied by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamps (13/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). 'A./P.D.' in black and blue 'Avricourt' entry marking (April 19) in blue on obverse. A couple of blunted perfs. and a few wrinkles to the letter-sheet but a scarce cover. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7391 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on August 1870 cover from Constantinople to Wattwyl, Switzerland endorsed 'via Varna' tied in transit by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115), with reverse showing Vienna transit (14/8), Sargans-St. Gallen TPO and Wattwyl (15/VIII) arrival cds. Slight flap tear not affecting the delightful appearance - Tchilinghirian and Mueller state that this cancellation device was delivered on July 23, 1870 thus making this cover an extremely early usage.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7392 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    Via Varna 1867/78: 10 s. blue (2) and 15 s.pale brown, used on 1874 cover endorsed 'via Varna & Autriche' from Constantinople to Tarare, France, tied by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp (27/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). 'A./P.D.' in black and blue 'Avricourt' entry marking (June 1) on obverse with Tarare arrival on reverse. A few imperfections to the letter-sheet but an attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1434.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7393 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+6/Ib+7
    1867/74: 10 s. blue and 25 s. violet, used on 1874 entire letter from Constantinople to Tarare, France tied in transit by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115) with 'A. / P.D.' below and Avricourt entry marking (June 4) in blue also on obverse. 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds on reverse with Tarare arrival (June 5), a fine and rare entire. Signed A. Diena. Sold together with a slightly faulty 50 s. brown-rose with same cancel.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7394 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1867/78: 15 s.pale brown, used example on 1872 cover from Constantinople to Trieste, tied by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp (3/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). Reverse with Triest oval arrival datestamp (Aug 7). A fresh and fine cover. Signed Calves. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7395 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1867/78: 15 s. brown postal stationery envelope mailed from Constantinople to Brussels, cancelled by framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp (23/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). Framed 'P.D.' in red at left and Brussels arrival cds (Sept 28) on reverse. Small closed tear at right but a scarce usage of the stationery envelope, believed unique from Bulgaria. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7396 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1871: Unpaid cover to Manchester, Hudaveroglu correspondence, endorsed "via Varna" at top in manuscript, struck with framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA datestamp in black on front (Tchilinghirian fig. fig. 115) thence via Danube route and charged on arrival (May 16) with manuscript "9d." due. Scarce. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7397 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1867 (May 8/19): Cover at double rate from Odessa to Amsterdam endorsed at top 'via Varna, per Dampfer', struck with OДECCA despatch cds in black. Thence carried via Varna to Vienna (May 25) with Amsterdam cds of receipt on reverse (May 27). Plethora of manuscript credits and rates, eventually charged 90 cents due upon reverse. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7398 Bulgaria

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    Via Varna 1875: Unpaid cover from Constantinople to Genova, endorsed 'via Varna' at top, struck on despatch with LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI datestamp (21/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Struck with the newly introduced "T" marking in black, charged '8' (decimi) in manuscript and corresponding 1870 Postage Due 40 c. pair applied on arrival (Dec 27) in Genova. Minor aging and crossed by file fold but a scarce and attractive cover.  Opinion Todd (2016).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7399 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : V21+4
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    Via Varna 1864: Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½ used in combination with 1867 10 s. blue on 1869 cover from Constantinople endorsed 'via Varna' to Gera, Saxony tied by wreathed CONSTANTIOPEL cds's (6/7) in black (Tchilinhghirian fig. 386). Slight water stain at lower left of cover not affecting the appearance of an exceptionally attractive and scarce mixed issue franking. Opinion Todd (2015). Cert. Matl (1976).rnProvenance: Collection Ludlow C. Grosse.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7400 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1+2+3
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 2 s. yellow (2), 3 s. green (2) and 5 s. red in a horizontal pair, all used on 1873 entire letter endorsed "via Varna et Vienne" to Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland tied by LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI datestamps (17/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Black 'P.D.' on front and reverse with VARNA thimble datestamp (18/10) in black (fig. 885), Vienna transit (23/10) and Montreux arrival cds (25/10). A charming and rare three colour franking. Cert. E. Diena (1994).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF
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