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  • Lot# : 7401 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
    Via Varna 1867/78: 3 s. green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1871 cover endorsed 'via di Vienna' from Constantinople to Genova, tied by LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI datestamps (12/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Black 'P.D.' at right and reverse showing route with VARNA thimble datestamp (13/6) in blue (fig. 885), Vienna cds and Genova arrival (June 18). An attractive cover that opens well for display.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7402 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 5 s. red, single and a horizontal strip of four, used on 1875 entire letter endorsed 'via Varna' from Constantinople to Gallipoli, Italy tied by circular METELINO datesstamps (30/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 566). Reverse with Brindisi and Foggia transit cds's in black. Overpaid 2 soldi for the 23 soldi rate and the single 5 soldi with slight bend but a splendid and most attractive entire. Signed Sorani. Opinion Todd (2015). Cert. Puschmann (2009).
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7403 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3+4
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 5 s. red and 10 s. blue used on 1871 second page of entire letter endorsed 'via Varna' from Constantinople to Gera, Saxony tied by wreathed CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (10/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Reverse with Gera arrival cds (16/10) in black. A charming and attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7404 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3+38
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    Via Varna 1867/78: 5 soldi red and 10 kreuzer blue, mixed currency franking on 1871 cover endorsed 'Via Varna' from Constantinople to Vienna, each cancelled by wreathed CONSTANTINOPEL cds (23/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Reverse with 'Mariahilf / Wien' arrival (July 6). The 5 s. with rounded corner perf. and the 10 kr. with small closed tear at right, neither greatly detracting from the appearance of this rare combination franking. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2003).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7405 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 7/I
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    Via Varna 1867: 50 s. brown, perf. 10½, three examples, all used on triple weight 1875 registered cover endorsed 'via Varna' from Constantinople to Paris, tied by circular three line CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (26/11) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Notation of rate and weight at top left '3/22 gr.' and framed RECOM on front in black. Thence via Varna and Avricourt (Dec 4) with entry marking in blue. The cover underpaid for 154 soldi rate and probably two 2 soldi adhesives are missing, however this is a spectacular and rare cover of immense charm and importance being one of the highest Austrian Levant frankings recorded and almost certainly the highest franking from a Bulgarian Office. Signed Edwin Müller. Opinion Todd (2015). Certs. A. Diena (1972), Ferchenbauer (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1410.
    Starting bid : 6,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7406 Bulgaria

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    Austrian P.O. in Varna 1869: Postal Waybill "Frachtbrief" for a parcel from Varna to Vienna containing 2'110 gold kreuzers, prepaid at 2 florins 87 kreuzers/soldi, dated '17 Mai 1869' in manuscript, with unusual strike of circular VARNA thimble datestamp without date at top in black. Straight line LAUTANGABE Notification handstamp at base. Scarce and attractive form. Opinion Todd (2015).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7407 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1+3+4+5
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    Austrian P.O. in Widdin / Vidin 1867/78: Album page with 2 s. yellow, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown used examples with WIDDIN thimble datestamp in blue, 10 s. blue with WIDDIN thimble datestamp in black; and 5 s. red on buff postal stationery card used to Vienna cancelled by WIDDIN thimble datestamp (21/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 896). A scarce and attractive group. Opinions Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Card: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1767; Stamps: Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7408 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3
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    Austrian P.O. in Widdin / Vidin 1867/78: 5 s. red, a single and horizontal pair used on 1870 entire letter bilingually addressed from Widdin to Belgrade, all tied by WIDDIN thimble datestamps (29/5) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 896) with 'P.D. alongside in same ink. The adhesives with fold along perfs. at top of cover, the reverse with Semlin and Belgrad cds's. A scarce and attractive entire to an unusual destination. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1769; Collection Fritz Heimbüchler.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7409 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    Austrian P.O. in Widdin / Vidin 1867/78: 15 s. brown, a single example used on 1870 entire letter from Widdin to Pest, Hungary, tied by WIDDIN thimble datestamp (14/9) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 896). Reverse with Pest arrival datestamp (13/9) in black. A fine and rare entire. Signed Kessler. Ferchenbauer. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7410 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    DDSG / DSNC 1866: 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12, a used example on 1866 entire letter from Widdin to Braila tied by circular '7/9' datestamp and by oval framed AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN' handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 933). Some minor aging not affecting the fine appearance.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7411 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 2+1B
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    DDSG / DSNC 1866: 10 kr. lilac, perf. 9½, a used example, slightly touched by file fold, on 1868 entire letter from Widdin to Rustchuk tied by oval framed AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 933). Sold with 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 9½ used with same Widdin oval in blue, this last ex Heimbüchler. Opinion Todd (2014). Cert. Matl (1987).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7412 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    DDSG / DSNC1868c.: 10 kr. green, type I tied by oval AGENTIE D.D.S.G. WIDDIN handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 933) in blue to entire letter, handwritten Jewish year of dispatch 5629, attractive dealer's cachet in blue alongside, sent to Braila.rnProvenance: collection Emil Capellaro; Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1306.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 270.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7413 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
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    DDSG / DSNC 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on 1870 entire letter from Widdin to Orsova, tied by oval framed AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 933). Cleaned leaving some residue stains. Signed Pfenninger. Opinion Todd (2014).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7414 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 14x
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    Russian P.O.'s 1879: 7 kop. carmine & green, horizontally laid paper, tied to 1883 cover to Constantinople by oval framed "ROPiT / BURGAS" oval datestamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 729). Reverse with oval 'ROPiT / CONSTANTINOPLE' arrival arrival datestamp (June 10) in blue. The envelope slightly trimmed and peripheral aging around perfs. but a rare cover. Cert. Mikulski (1997).rnProvenance: Collection Gordon Torrey, Corinphila sale 99, June 1997, lot 8957.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7415 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 14x
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    Russian P.O.'s 1879: 7 kop. carmine & green, horizontally laid paper, a pair used on double rate 1883 cover, opened for display, mailed to Constantinople tied by oval framed "ROPiT / BURGAS" oval datestamp (Nov 23) struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 729). Reverse with oval 'ROPiT / CONSTANTINOPLE' arrival datestamp (Nov 24) in blue. The envelope slightly trimmed and peripheral aging around perfs., one of which has been detached, nevertheless a very rare cover. Opinion Todd (2016).rnProvenance: Collections Lipschutz, Schaefer; Collection Y. Nakri, DF, 10 June 2016, lot 60176.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7416 Bulgaria

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    Catalogue# : 18
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    Russian P.O.'s 1884/90: 7 kop. blue, a vertical pair used on 1886 registered cover, opened for display, mailed to Brousse tied by oval framed "ROPiT / AGENT BURGAS" oval datestamp (April 19) well struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 86). Reverse with oval 'ROPiT / CONSTANTINOPLE' arrival datestamp (April 20) in black. The cover originally struck with oval "T" marking in blue but deleted in manuscript ink. Reverse with 'Constantinople / Arrivée' cds (May 3) in blue (gregorian). File fold well away from the adhesives but a most attractive and extremely rare cover. Opinion Todd (2016).rnProvenance: Collections Adler, Lipschutz; Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 447; Collection Y. Nakri, DF, 10 June 2016, lot 60177.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7417 Austrian Levant

    1592 (Sept 27): Entire letter from Pera, Constantinople to Cefalonia, Ionian Islands, which had been seized by the Venetians in 1500, disinfected with slits and the Venetian method of splashing with vinegar or sea-water. A fine and early entire: the contents of which appear to be in code.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FPRSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1328.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7418 Austrian Levant

    1787 (Nov 30): Entire letter mailed from Smyrna via Constantinople to Marseille with manuscript "Reçu 7 Xbre 1787, Consple, achem' le 10 dec par Nicholas Bratis fils" and fine strike of "CONSTAN: / TINOPEL" applied in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 382 = RRR) thence via Semlin where struck on reverse with fine circular 'Netto Di Fuora Et Di Dentro' disinfection cachet in black after being heated over flame; forwarded a second time in Geneva with rare "V.T.H.S.- PFA" Agent's cachet (Perrin Frères Amatric) struck in black and charged '26' sol due on receipt. The second earliest recorded entire letter from Constantinople with a postal marking, the Hans Smith entire with this marking dated in July, this cover dated a fortnight earlier than the Jerger example. An extremely rare cover that opens well for Exhibit display.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, May 2005, lot 4160.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7419 Austrian Levant

    1829 (Jan 26): Entire letter from Smyrna to Marseille, reverse showing manuscript Forwarding Agent 'Berzalese, Galata, Cospoli, 30 Genn. 1839' and superb SANITATIS SIGULLUM disinfection cachet in black and red wax seal applied in Semlin. 'AT' and 'Turquie' origin marking in black and circular 'Autr / Huningue' transit cds (Feb 20) with '11' charge mark at left both in red, manuscript '20' décimes due upon arrival in Marseille. A fine and scarce entire. Signed Puschmann.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7420 Austrian Levant

    1832 (March 10): Entire letter from Constantinople to Bordeaux, disinfected in transit at Semlin with rare complete impression of the SIGILLUM SANITATIS red wax seal and superb strike of equally scarce two line "Geräuchert vom Contumaz-Amte / en SEMLIN am 22 Mäarz 1832." cachet struck in black. 'Turquie' and 'AT' handstamps on obverse with framed 'Autriche / Par / Huningue' entry marking in black with '11' charge mark at left, manuscript '21' décimes due upon arrival. A superb entire that opens well fopr Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7421 Austrian Levant

    1833 (July 1): Printed entire letter from Constantinople to Lyon, disinfected in transit with superb two line italic "Geräuchert vom Contumaz-Amte / zu SEMLIN am 21 July 1833" struck in black and displaying well on flap, with 'Turquie' origin marking in black and framed 'Autriche / Par / Huningue' entry marking with '11' charge mark at left both in red, manuscript '17' décimes due upon arrival. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7422 Austrian Levant

    1837 (Feb): Second page of Missionary entire letter from Constantinople to New York via Le Havre, France, disinfected in transit at Semlin with circular cachet in black and part red wax seal on reverse and 'R.No.' in manuscript, 'AT' and 'Turquie' origin markings in black on front and oval 'FRANCO / P. Huningue' applied in red. Welles & Greene, Havre deleted on front and the entire mailed on the ship "Sully" to New York with the two line Forwarding Agent's cachet on reverse in black. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hermann Hader.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7423 Austrian Levant

    1841 (Dec 16): Second page of Missionary entire letter from Constantinople to New York via Le Havre, France, disinfected in transit at Malta with circular 'Purifié au Lazaret' in black and slitted. Le Havre arrival cds (Jan 7) on reverse. Welles & Greene, Havre deleted on front and the entire mailed on the ship "Burgundy" to New York with 'Bureau Maritime / Havre' cds in red and two line Forwarding Agent's cachet "Forwarded by Yr. Obt. Serv. / Havre G.B.Greene" on reverse in black. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hermann Hader.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7424 Austrian Levant

    1840 (Nov 25): Entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste, struck on despatch with fine straight line CONSTANTINOPEL handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 383), rastel punched for disinfection with manuscript rate '36' (kreuzers) on reverse due to Lloyd. Trieste arrival cds in red (Dec 23). A fine entire and an early use of this handstamp - Tchilinghirian states 'believed introduced in the early 1840's' whilst Muller records the mark from 1844.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7425 Austrian Levant

    1841 (Sept 20): Entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste, struck on despatch with superb straight line CONSTANTINOPEL handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 383), rastel punched for disinfection with manuscript rate '36' (kreuzers) on reverse due to Lloyd. Trieste arrival cds in red (Oct 3). A fine entire and an early use of this handstamp - Tchilinghirian states 'believed introduced in the early 1840's' whilst Muller records the mark from 1844.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7426 Austrian Levant

    1858 (Jan 20): Entire letter to Düren, Germany with 'Constantinopel' cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385), sent unpaid and struck in transit with fine square framed "7¼" handstamp applied in Trieste (7¼ silvergroschen) in blue (Van der Linden fig. 3107). Reverse with Leipzig / Magdeburg TPO (Feb 6) and arrival datestamp. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7427 Austrian Levant

    1863 (April 18): Cover sent unpaid to Genova, Italy struck with fine 'Constantinopel' cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 385) with fine framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / AUSTRIACI cachet in red at right. Large 'N.A.' (not paid) handstamp at left and manuscript 20/8 (20 soldi sea rate + 8 Italian credit) and rated '7' decimi on arrival via Ancona. An attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7428 Austrian Levant

    1862: Covers (2) sent unpaid from Constantinople to Zurich, Switzerland, each rated at 20/15 = 35 soldi to pay for sea and land rate, one struck with circular "Constantinopel" cds (Jan 18) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385), the other an 1862 entire letter struck with "Constantinopel" cds (Sept 20) in blue and rare thus (fig. 385). Each with ink manuscript '23' credit to Austria and '90' rappen = 36 kreuzers due on delivery in Hirslanden.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7429 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V15+V17+V18
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    1864 (June 4): Lettersheet from Constantinople to Milano, bearing 1863 3 so. green, 10 so. blue and 15 so. brown, all perf. 14, three fine and fresh examples, well perforated and embossed, tied by CONSTANTINOPEL cds to the cover, endorsed "Via Trieste" with "P.D" in red and framed "PROSCAFI POSTALI AUSTRIACI" in black alongside, reverse with diff. transit and Milano arrival (11 GIU 648) cds's. An attractive three-colour franking, paying the correct 28 soldi rate for a cover sent with the Lloyd directly to Italy with 20 soldi for the Lloyd and 8 Soldi equal to 20 centesimi for Italy. Cert. Raybaudi (1998) Ferchenbauer = € 4'000 / Sassone = € 12'500.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7430 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V18+V21
    1863: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 14, and 1864 5 s. rose, perf. 9½ used on 1864 entire letter to Rustschuk, Bulgaria tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamp (16/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Some trivial aging and file folds well away from the adhesives, a very scarce mixed issue usage. Signed Seitz.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7431 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V19
    1864: Arms 2 s. yellow, perf. 9½, a fine used example cancelled by bold 'Constantinopel' cds (7/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Exceptional and superb. Signed Pfenninger Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7432 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V19
    1864: Arms 2 s. yellow, perf. 9½, a used block of four, tied to small piece by two strikes of "Constantinopel" cds (1/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Slight scuff on perf. at left otherwise exceptional and of great scarcity in a block. Signed Sorani Mi = € 2'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7433 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+6
    1864: Arms 3 s. green, perf. 9½ and 1867 25 s. violet used on 1868 cover to Genova endorsed 'Via Brindisi pr. Vapore' tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamp (11/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). 'P.D.' in red below, reverse with Brindisi transit cds (16/9) and Genova arrival. Slight peripheral aging but a scarce and most attractive mixed issue cover. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7434 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown (2), perf. 9½, used on small piece, unusually cancelled by two strikes of wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamps (1/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385) and by single ring "Constantinopel" cds in black (fig. 387) of the same day.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7435 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown in a horizontal pair, perf. 9½, used on 1865 cover to Géra, Saxony endorsed 'via Kustendje' tied by wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamps (25/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Reverse with Vienna transit (30/5) and Gera arrival (June 1). A fine cover demonstrating the 35 soldi rate: 20 soldi for Levant rate + 15 soldi for DÖPV.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7436 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1865 (July 6): Cover to Marseille via Triest franked for 80 soldi rate with 1864 5 s. rose, small tear in design and 15 s. brown (5 examples), perf. 9½, all tied by bold strikes of floral CONSTANTINOPEL cds's (Tchilinghirian fig. 385) in black. Slit for disinfection at Trieste and red Strasbourg entry mark on front (July 17). Reverse with Vienna, Paris and Marseille (July 18) datestamps. Despite the minor faults a beautiful double rate cover of stunning appeal. Signed Oliva and A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, depicted in his book, Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1459.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7437 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, two examples used on 1866 entire letter to Trieste tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamp (8/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385), matched with stampless 1865 entire letter sent unpaid with same datestamp (27/10) and manuscript due '20' due. A fine pair.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7438 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a used horizontal pair on 1865 entire letter to Widdin, Bulgaria tied by wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamp (16/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385), paying the Levant single rate of 20 soldi. A fine and scarce entire written in ladino script.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1375.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7439 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown pair, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter to Lyon endorsed 'via Varna' tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamps (4/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). 'P.D.' in red below and Strasbourg entry marking (June 11) in red on obverse. Vienna and Paris transits on reverse with Lyon arrival (June 12). A most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7440 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864 10 s. deep blue and 15 s. brown (2), perf. 9½, used on cover to Marseille; tied by wreathed CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (3/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Strasbourg entry mark (Nov 13) on front, reverse with Vienna transit cds and Paris transit. A fine and most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, Corinphila sale 182, Sept. 2013, lot 1455.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7441 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown pair, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter to Lyon tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamps (4/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). 'A./P.D.' in black at right and Strasbourg entry marking (Oct 11) in red on obverse. Vienna and Paris transits on reverse with Lyon arrival (Oct 12). Aged across fold but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7442 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
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    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, a vertical strip of three, a horizontal pair and two single examples used with 15 s. brown on 1867 entire letter to USA all tied by "Constantinopel" cds's (2/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Centrally struck "Aachen / Paid 23 cts." circular datestamp in red (8/8) and "N. York Br. Pkt." datestamp in red on front. Locally readdressed on arrival and struck with straight line FORWARDED at left. Reverse with Vienna transit cds (6/8) in black. An entire letter of magnificent appearance and a spectacular Transatlantic franking. Signed. E. Diena. Cert. Hochleutner (2007).rnrnProvenance: Collection Provera.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7443 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a used block of six on linen backed piece, cancelled by "Constantinopel" cds's (5/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Perforations imperceptibly trimmed at top but an exceptionally scarce and most attractive multiple Mi = € 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7444 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a used example on small envelope to Bucharest, Romania tied by wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamp (5/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385), paying the Levant rate of 10 soldi and Austrian rate of 5 soldi, introduced in January 1867. Reverse with Austrian P.O. cds of arrival (9/2). A charming cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7445 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, three examples used on 1865 cover from Constantinople to the Ottoman Financial Association in London tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamps (22/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Framed 'P.D.' and and "Weit Franco 14" applied in red at Vienna. Reverse with Vienna transit (27/6) in black and London arrival on front ((June 30) in red. Some imperfections but an attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1458.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7446 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue, a used example on second page of entire letter to the French Consul in Larissa, Thessaly endorsed 'via Volo', tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamp (15/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Overall soiling but a remarkably unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7447 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue, single frankings on 1877, 1878 and 1879 covers to France, all well tied by wreathed or small wreath "Constantinopel" datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385, 386), 1877 endorsed 'Voie de Varna', 1878 cover endorsed 'via Galatz' and 1879 cover 'voie de Corfu & Brindisi'. A fresh and fine group.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7448 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5/II
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    1881: 15 s. brown, fine printing, a single example used on cover to St. Pölten tied by CONSTANTINOPEL wreathed datestamp (21/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). Reverse with Vienna transit cds (29/11) and Loosdorf (30/11) arrival cds. Some peripheral aging but a very scarce stamp on letter. Cert. Bühler (1979).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7449 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a used example on 1867 entire letter to Philippopolis, Bulgaria tied by small wreath "Constantinopel" datestamp (11/12) in black (Tchilinghiran fig. 386) paying the new Levant single rate of 10 soldi (introduced 16 Oct 1867), matched with an 1869 entire from the same correspondence franked by Arms 5 s. rose pair, perf. 9½, one creased, tied by wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamp (17/2) in black (Tchilinghiran fig. 385). Minor imperfections but a scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7450 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+4
    1864: Arms 15 s. rose, perf. 9½, used with 1867 10 s. blue, single and horzontal pair, on 1869 cover to London tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (8/6) in black (Tchililinghirian fig. 386). Fraamed 'P.D.' in red on front with London arrival (June 14). Reverse with Vienna transit (12/6) in black. A charming and rare mixed issue franking of great visual appeal.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1387.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7451 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+6+7
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    1865: Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½, used with 1867/74 25 s. grey-lilac and 50 s. brown rose, perf. 12 on small double rate 1868 cover to Paris, tied by Constantinople small wreath datestamps (14/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). 'A./P.D.' in red at right (applied in Varna, in use for just one year) and Strasbourg entry marking in blue (April 20). Reverse with Vienna transit cds (18/4) in black. The 50 soldi is of great rarity on letter and this cover, slightly refolded to protect the 50 s., is particularly attractive paying the 80 soldi double tariff with a mixed issue franking. Illustrated in the 1990 Ferchenbauer handbook on page 526. A spectacular cover. Signed Grioni. Cert. A. Diena (1954).rnProvenance: Collection Henry Houser, RL, Zurich, June 1992, lot 1006.rn                   Collection Henry Houser, Siegel, 13 Nov 2013, lot 6039.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7452 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used on 1868 entire letter to Trieste tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (24/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386), matched with stampless 1868 cover sent unpaid with same datestamp (5/12) and manuscript due '20', reverse with small oval arrival (12/12) in red. A fine pair.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7453 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23+4
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used with 1867 10 s. blue on small piece, tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (4/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). A charming and scarce mixed issue piece. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7454 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1869 cover to Géra, Saxony tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (6/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Reverse with Triest transit (12/2) and Gera arrival cds (15/2). A fine cover travelling on the sea route, demonstrating the 15 soldi rate: 10 soldi for Levant rate + 5 soldi for DÖPV. Signed Fiecchi.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7455 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1869 cover to Wendick-Tychow, Pommerania endorsed 'p. Varna, Vienne, Berlin' tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (6/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Reverse with Vienna transit (10/7) and Oderberg / Berlin TPO (11/7). A fine cover demonstrating the 15 soldi rate: 10 soldi for Levant rate + 5 soldi for DÖPV. Signed Matl.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7456 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, two examples in differing shades, used on 1869 cover to Trieste tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (27/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386), carried at double rate. Oval Trieste arrival on reverse of a fine cover. Signed Grioni.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7457 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23+4
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, and 1867 10 s. blue used on 1869 registered entire letter to Trieste, unusually endorsed for the land route 'via Vienna' at top, each tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (20/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386).The 15 soldi additionally tied by framed RECOM in black (fig. 417). Docket number '8575' in red crayon on face panel and reverse with 'Recomandirt / Trieste' arrival (26/7). File fold but opens well for Exhibit display, a rare and unusual mixed issue franking, together with an off-cover 1867 10 s. with 'Recom' handstamp.rnrnProvenance: Collection Acterberg, DF, Zurich, Feb 2000.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7458 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1/I+2/II
    1878: 3 s. green, fine printing in a vertical pair, used with 2 s. orange-yellow, coarse printing in a vertical pair on 1878 cover to Vienna tied by CONSTANTINOPEL small wreath datestamps (17/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Closed cover tear at right but an unusual and very scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7459 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
    1867/74: 3 s. green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1871 entire letter to Genova, endorsed 'Via Brindisi', tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Carried by Austrian steamer with PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / AUSTRIACI framed handstamp in black and 'P.D.' in red above. Brindisi transit (15/3) and Genova arrival (17/3) on reverse of a charming entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7460 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/78: 10 s. blue used on 1879 cover to Turin endorsed 'via Varna' tied by "Constantinopel" wreathed datestamp (11/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) with two large chisel slits diagonally across the face panel for disinfection (due to an outbreak of Plague in Russia). Reverse with Brindisi cds (19/3) and Torino arrival cds. An unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7461 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue (2), used examples on 1875 entire letter to Odessa tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (18/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386), extraordinarily endorsed 'via Brindisi' in error, carried to Trieste (24/5) with oval datestamp on reverse. Thence back to Odessa with arrival datestamp on obverse (May 16j / May 28g). An unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7462 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue, a vertical strip of four used on slightly restored entire letter to Marseille, tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (20/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) with 'A./P.D.' in black above manuscript deleted INSUFFISAMENT / AFFRANCHIE in black and Avricourt entry marking in blue (Aug 27) alongside where struck with framed 'PD' in blue. Reverse with Vienna transit (24/8) and 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds (Aug 27). Faults but most unusual.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7463 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
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    1867/74: 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, used examples on 1872 cover to Venice, tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (11/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386), with large 'P.D.' in black at right. Overpaid for the 23 soldi rate by 2 soldi, with oval Triest datestamp of transit (16/1) and Venice arrival on reverse of a most attractive and unusual cover. Opinion Ferchenbauer (2000).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7464 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    1867/74: 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair and 15 s. brown, used examples on 1875 cover to Lyon, France tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (12/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386), with 'A./P.D.' at right. 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds and Lyon arrival (Nov 18) on reverse. In 1875, before the advent of the UPU the rate to France (although France did not actively participate until Jan 1, 1876) was reduced from 40 to 35 soldi.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1388.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7465 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1867/74: 15 s. brown, two examples in slightly differing shades, used on 1871 cover to Lucca, Italy endorsed 'via Corfu & Brindisi' tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (3/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) with 'P.D.' alongside also in black. Reverse with Lucca arrival cds (Jan 16). Inked 1871 on obverse but an attractive and unusual franking, overpaid 2 soldi for the 28 soldi rate.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7466 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5+6
    1867/74: 15 s. brown and 25 s. grey-lilac, used examples on 1869 cover to Marseille, tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamps (1/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) with 'A./P.D.' in black and 15 s. also tied by blue Culoz entry marking. Reverse with 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds (Oct 8) and arrival. Small tear on back flap but a scarce and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7467 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 6b
    1867/74: 25 s. deep violet, single example used on 1871 cover to Livorno endorsed 'via Brindisi', tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (9/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). 'P.D.' in red at right and reverse with partial Brindisi transit cds and Livorno (14/9) arrival cds. Slightest of aging but a scarce franking - overpaid 2 soldi for the 23 soldi rate.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1385.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7468 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P1b
    1873: 4 s. red on buff postal stationery card with small base to '4', an 1875 usage to Vienna cancelled by bold "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (19/2) in black. Slightest of bends but very attractive and scarce. Signed Sorani Mi = € 850.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7469 Austrian Levant

    1854 (June 15): Entire letter at single rate from Constantinople to Galatz, Romania most unusually routed, with 'Constantinopel' cds of despatch (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), thence via Semlin with fine strike of 'Netto Di Fuori et Di Dentro' disinfection cachet on reverse, Semlin cds (June 22) in black, Temesvar cds, Hermannstadt (June 25), fine two line BUKAREST transit and eventual GALATZ / 2 JUL. arrival in blue. Piastres rate on reverse and '9' kreuzer' on obverse of a fine entire.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7470 Austrian Levant

    1854 (March 23): Entire letter at double rate from Constantinople to Galatz, Romania most unusually routed, with 'Constantinopel' cds of despatch (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), thence via Semlin with fine strike of 'Netto Di Fuori et Di Dentro' disinfection cachet on reverse, Semlin cds (March 30) in black, Temesvar (April 1), Hermannstadt (April 4), two line BUKAREST transit and eventual GALATZ / 10 APR. arrival in blue. Piastres rate on reverse and '18' kreuzer rate on obverse of a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7471 Austrian Levant

    1857 (Jan 28): Entire letter from Constantinople to Throndheim, Norway struck with 'Constantinopel' cds of despatch (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), thence via Semlin with 'Netto e Fuori e Sporco di Dentro' cachet in black overstruck by Vienna transit cds (Feb 8), thence via 'Helsingor' with cds in black (Feb 13) and SVINESUND transit cds in blue (Feb 16). Variety of rate annotations with 43 skilling due upon receipt. An extraordinary destination at this date and a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7472 Austrian Levant

    1858 (Jan 15): Entire letter to Cöln, Germany with 'Constantinopel' cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), sent unpaid and struck in transit with fine square framed "7¼" handstamp applied in Trieste (7¼ silvergroschen) in blue (Van der Linden fig. 3107). Reverse with Coeln arrival datestamp (Jan 21). A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7473 Austrian Levant

    1862: Covers (2) sent unpaid from Constantinople to Trieste, each rated at 20 soldi to pay, one struck with circular "Constantinopel" cds (Feb 8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), the other an entire letter struck with the same "Constantinopel" cds (Aug 9) in blue and rare thus. A fine pair.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7474 Austrian Levant

    1863: Entire letter to Ebersbach, Saxony struck with "CONSTANTINOPEL" datestamp (12/12) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), with '20/15' kreuzer rated (35 kr.), endorsed 'via Triest' and struck there with rare "7." handstamped in blue (Van der Linden fig. 3106C) for amount due in silvergroschen (latest recorded use of this mark). A scarce and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7475 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V14
    1863: Arms 2 s. yellow, perf. 14, a used horizontal pair on 1869 Printed Matter entire letter to Trieste, neatly tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (13/4) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Some peripheral aging around perfs. but an extremely rare franking Mi = € 7'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7476 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V16+V18
    1863: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 14, used on 1864 cover to Giurgevo, Bulgaria; the 15 s. tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (30/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), the 5 s. also cancelled by wreathed "Constantinopel" datestamp (2/5) in black (fig. 385). Reverse with fine GIURGEVO datestamp of the Austrian P.O. struck in blue (4/5). The 5 s. rose is rare on letter, despite slight soiling a most unusual cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Acterberg, DF,  Zurich, Feb 2000.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7477 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V17
    1863: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 14, a horizontal pair centred to base and showing portion of adjoining stamps at top, used on 1864 entire letter to Trieste endorsed 'per il Vapore Austriaco' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (22/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Triest arrival in black. Lloyd rate 20 soldi. A charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7478 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V17
    1863: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 14, two examples used on 1864 entire letter written from Parigrad (Bulgaria) to Rustschuk (Bulgaria) mailed via Constantinople, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (13/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). The adhesives crossed by file fold but an extremely unusual usage. Signed K. Oroszi.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7479 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V18+V21
    1863: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 14 and 1864 5 s. rose, perf. 9½ used on 1864 entire letter bilingually addressed to Rustschuk, Bulgaria tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (8/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Somewhat soild but a rare mixed issue combination for the Levant 20 soldi rate.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7480 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+V23
    1864: Arms 3 s. green and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter to Genova endorsed 'Via Corfu & Brindisi' carried by Italian ship tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (26/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Small cartridge PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black above and  'P.D.' in red. Reverse with Brindisi transit cds (Jan 30) and arrival. A fresh and very fine entire.rnrnNote: On October 15, 1866 the Lloyd rate was reduced from 20 soldi to 10 soldi. The Italian rate was 8 soldi. The rate was to rise to 28 soldi in circa February 1867.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7481 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+V23
    1864: Arms 3 s. green and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1867 cover to Venice tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (26/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Struck with italic DEB. AUS. S. in black with '3' in manuscript blue crayon alongside and '1' in ink. Reverse with 'Venezia' arrival cds (Feb 1) in red. One faulty perforation on the 15 s. but a most unusual cover.rnrnNote: On October 15, 1866 the Lloyd rate was reduced from 20 soldi to 10 soldi. The Italian rate was 8 soldi. The rate was to rise to 28 soldi in circa February 1867.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7482 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V22
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    1863: Arms  s. rose, perf. 14 used on small piece with 1864 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, three examples, all tied by three crisp strikes of  "Constantinopel" datestamp (5/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). A most attractive mixed issue piece. Opinion Ferchanbuer (1991).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7483 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V22+V23
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    1864: Arms 3 s. green, 5 s. rose and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, all perf. 9½, used on 1867 cover to Genova endorsed 'Via Trieste'  tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (15/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' in red at left and reverse with Brindisi transit cds (June 19) and arrival (June 20). Slight aging but a scarce three colour franking. Cert. E. Diena (1985).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7484 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, in a horizontal pair and single 5 s. rose, one stained perf., used on 1865 registered entire letter to Gratz by sea route tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (1/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Little used RECOMANDIRT straight line alongside in black (fig. 418) and manuscript 'Wfr.3' below, reverse with Triest transit and Gratz arrival cds (Dec 3) but missing the 10 soldi for registration. A fine cover rated at 20 soldi for Levant rate + 15 soldi for Austria + 10 soldi registration. A charming and most attractive entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1468.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7485 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, in a horizontal pair, perf. 9½, used on 1867 cover from Constantinople to Wolverhampton, England endorsed 'via Varna' at top, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (27/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Framed 'P.D.' in red and boxed "W.Fr. / 14 x." in black applied in Vienna (Van der Linden fig. 2994). Reverse with Vienna transit (Oct 2) and Wolverhampton arrival cds (Oct 6). Levant rate of 10 soldi and Austrian rate of 25 soldi to Great Britain. Docketing as always with this correspondence but fine and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7486 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
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    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½ in a vertical pair used on 1865 entire letter endorsed 'via Triest' to Vienna, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (28/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (5/2) in black. Levant rate 20 soldi + Austrian 15 soldi. A charming and scarce entire. Cert. E. Diena (1985).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7487 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 c. brown in a horizontal pair, perf. 9½, used on Oct 21, 1865 entire letter written from Odessa to Trieste, forwarded in Constantinople with oval 'P.N.Petrochino / Constantinople' cachet in blue with mss. 'Franco'; tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (23/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). One small perf. tear on 5 s. rose not affecting the appearaance of an unusual and attractive entire.rn 
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7488 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
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    1864: Arms 5 rose in a vertical pair and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1866 entire letter to Bucharest, Romania tied by bold "Constantinopel" datestamps (5/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Austrian P.O. 'Bucharest' arrival cds (7/6) in black. A fine example of the 20 soldi Levant and 5 soldi Austrian rate, a choice entire. Cert. Raybaudi (1994).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7489 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+6
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose (2) perf. 9½ and 1867 25 s. grey-lilac used on small piece tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (29/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). A charming and scarce mixed issue usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7490 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used on 1866 entire letter to Trieste tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (3/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387) with further strike at right. Reverse with arrival datestamp (19/10) in black. A fine entire - the rate was reduced from 20 soldi to 15 soldi just two days after the letter was mailed (Oct 15, 1866). Scarce thus.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7491 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, two examples used on 1866 entire letter to Rustschuk, Bulgaria tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (23/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). File folds well away from the adhesives, a fine example of the Levant 20 soldi rate. Signed K. Oroszi, Fiecchi.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7492 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
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    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1866 cover endorsed to Vienna, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (13/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (19/1) in black. Levant rate 20 soldi + Austrian 5 soldi. A fine and attractive cover. Opinion Ferchenbauer (1991).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7493 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue (2) and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1866 cover to Géra, Saxony tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (12/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Tiny spot on one 10 s., reverse with Vienna transit (21/12) and Gera arrival (23/12). A fine cover demonstrating the 35 soldi rate: 20 soldi for Levant rate + 15 soldi for DÖPV.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7494 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1867 cover to Galatz, Romania tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (21/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Austrian P.O. 'Galatz' datestamp of arrival (2/1). Some slight aging but a fine 35 soldi franking: 20 soldi Levant rate and 15 soldi Austrian.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7495 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown pair, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter to Paris endorsed 'voie de Varna' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (27/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'A./P.D.' in black above and Strasbourg entry marking (Sept 2) in red on obverse. Vienna and Paris cds of arrival on reverse with 'Banque Imperiale Ottomane' yellow wafer seal. A most attractive cover that opens well for display. Signed Grioni.rnrnProvenance: Collection A.C. Lascarides.rn                   Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1463.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7496 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown pair, perf. 9½, used on 1864 cover to Paris endorsed 'par Trieste' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (11/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Notation at upper left "17 gr." and "2" below, struck with AFFRANCATURA / INSUFFICIENTE in black. Culoz entry marking (Nov 20) in red on obverse and Paris arrival cds on reverse and charged '20' due in manuscript. Some peripheral aging on perforations but a scarce and appealing cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7497 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
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    1864: Arms 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair and 15 s. brown in a rare block of four, perf. 9½, used on 1865 double rate (80 soldi) cover to Paris, addressed to the actress Madame Igasty, endorsed 'via Kustendje' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (15/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' in red also ties the block and Strasbourg entry mark in red further ties the 10 s. pair (July 22). Reverse with Vienna transit (20/6) and Paris arrival cds. A rare cover. Cert. A. Diena (1967).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 151, Dec 2007, lot 4539.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7498 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used on 1868 cover to Carrara by Italian ship tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (23/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' alongside in red and small cartridge PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black. Reverse with Brindisi transit (27/5) and Pistoja arrival cds. A fine cover rated at 20 soldi for Levant rate and 8 soldi for Italy, thus overpaid by 2 soldi. Scarce and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7499 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, a horizontal strip of three used on 1865 cover to Genova endorsed 'via Kustendje' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (29/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' alongside in black and reverse with Vienna transit (4/7), Milan cds (6/7) and Genova arrival (July 7). A fine cover rated at 20 soldi for Levant rate + 15 soldi for Austrian transit and 8 soldi for Italy, thus overpaid by 2 soldi. Minor imperfections but opens well for display and a most unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7500 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, single example and a horizontal pair used on 1866 cover to Neukirch, Switzerland tied by two fine strikes of "Constantinopel" cds (25/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Carried on the land route with reverse showing Vienna cds (29/5), Romanshorn-Bern TPO cds (May 31) and Burglen arrival. Couple of tiny age spots but most attractive and scarce.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF
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