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  • Lot# : 7501 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, single and a horizontal pair, used on 1865 cover from Constantinople to Wolverhampton, England endorsed 'via Kustendje' at top, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (10/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Framed 'P.D.' and superb strike of "Weit Franco 14" applied in red in Vienna (Van der Linden fig. 2972) and reverse with Vienna cds (15/7) and Wolverhampton arrival cds (July 18) in black. 45 soldi rate = 20 soldi for Levant and 25 soldi Austria to Great Britain. A very fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7502 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23+4
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, and 1867/74 25 s. grey-lilac used on 1869 single rate cover to Marseille endorsed 'voie Varna & Vienne', tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (28/5) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'A./P.D' in red alongside Strasbourg entry mark on obverse (June 3) in blue. Reverse with Marseille arrival (June 4). Minor aging and some small closed tears at top of envelope not affecting the adhesives or the appearance.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7503 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1/I
    1867: 2 s. yellow, a fine horizontal pair used on 1872 Printed Matter entire letter to Vienna tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (11/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (16/7). A rare and very fine entire. Signed Ferchenbauer.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1396.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7504 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+5b
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    1867/74: 3 s. green, 5 s. red and 15 s. deep brown, used on 1870 cover to Genova endorsed 'via Brindisi', tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (18/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Carried on Italian ship with framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black, reverse with Brindisi transit (June 22) and Genova arrival (June 24). A delightful and most attractive cover: a scarce make-up of the 23 soldi rate. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1981).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7505 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
    1867/74: 3 s. green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1870 entire letter to Loano, Genova carried by Italian ship, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (18/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' in red below and framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black. Reverse with Brindisi cds (22/6) and Loano arrival. Slight peripheral aging around perfs. but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7506 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
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    1867/74: 3 s. green in a horizontal pair and 10 s. blue in two horizontal pairs, used on second sheet of entire letter to Livorno, all tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (26/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' in red at right and reverse with Brindisi cds (30/8) and Livorno arrival. The adhesives touching top fold but aa attractive and scarce example of the double rate. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1990).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7507 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+5+6
    1867/74: 3 s. green in a horizontal pair, 15 s. brown and 25 s,. violet used on cover to Milan endorsed 'via di Trieste' tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps (13/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Carried on the land route with Vienna transit cds (18/5), Venice cds (19/5) and Milano arrival on reverse. Small imperfections to the envelope but a most unusual three colour franking for the 46 soldi double rate.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7508 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+6
    1867/74: 3 s. green and 25 s. grey used on 1870 entire letter to Genova endorsed 'via Brindisi', tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (26/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). 'P.D.' in red below and reverse with Brindisi cds (March 2) and Genova arrival (March 4). Slight peripheral aging around perfs. but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7509 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+5
    1867/74: Covers (2), with 15 s. brown single franking on 1872 cover to Géra, Saxony and 1871 cover franked 5 s. red (2) from the same correspondence, this last endorsed 'via Varna' and underpaid 5 s. for the 15 s. DÖPV rate. The 15 s. cancelled by wreathed "Constantinopel" cds (4/10) in black and the 5 s. cover by "Constantinopel" datestamp (8/3) in black (Tchilinghirian figs. 385 and 387). An unusual pair - the cover endorsed via Varna escaped the Postage Due.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7510 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3
    1867/74: 5 kr. red, a used example on 1872 cover to to Venice, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (19/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Underpaid for the 23 soldi rate and annotated "noch 13 x" in blue crayon and '4' (decimi) in ink, taxed with Italy 1870 Postage Due 40 c. tied on arrival (Oct 24) via Brindisi. An attractive and most unusual usage: the taxation being incorrect.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7511 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 kr. blue, two examples used on 1869 entire letter to Trieste tied by "Constantinopel" small wreath datestamp (15/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Trieste arrival (20/5) on reverse. A fine and unusual entire, 5 soldi overpaid for the 15 soldi rate.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7512 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue used on cover to Milan, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (11/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). The addressee not present and cover readdressed from Milan Station (15/11) to Nice franked by Italy 1863 30 c. brown (Mi. 19) tied by numeral obliterator. Reverse with further datestamps searching for addressee: Nice (16/11), Marseille (18/11) and Paris arrival (18/11). Sealed tear at top right of envelope but an unusual much travelled cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7513 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue used on covers (3) all to Switzerland, with 1869 cover to Wattwyl franked by 10 s. blue pair maild via Triest and tied by "Constantinopel" cds (8/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), 1870 cover franked 10 s. blue pair tied by wreathed datestamp (fig. 385) used to Basel via Vienna; and 1876 cover with single 10 s. endorsed 'via Varna' to Glarus. An attractive group.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7514 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    1867/74: 10 s. blue used example on 1876 cover at single rate, matched with overpaid 1876 cover bearing 5 s. red and 10 s. blue, both from same correspondence to Lyon, France each tied by "Constantinopel" datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387), both with blue Avricourt entry markings on front and Lyon arrivals on reverse. An attractive pair and an unusual overpayment.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7515 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+6
    1867/74: 15 s. brown and 25 s. grey-lilac, used examples on 1876 cover to Marseille, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (24/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387) with 'A./P.D.' in black and Avricourt entry marking in blue (Aug 30) alongside. 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. A most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7516 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5/Ia
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    1867/74: 15 s. brown, single example used on 1871 cover and two examples used on 1872 cover, from same correspondence to Vienna, each cancelled by neat strike of "Constantinopel" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). A fresh and generally fine pair, the double rate cover with cert. Ferchenbauer (2006).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7517 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5+6
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    1867/74: 15 s. brown and 25 s. pale grey-lilac, used examples on 1869 entire letter to Marseille, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (17/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387) with 'A./P.D.' in black and Strasbourg entry marking in blue (Sept 23) alongside. Reverse with Vienna transit and 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds and arrival. A superb entire. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1986).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1401.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7518 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+V22+V23
    1864: 3 s. green, 10 s. blue, 15 s. brown (four examples) all perf. 9½, and 1866 Registered Letter receipt form, all cancelled by rare "CONSTANTINOPEL" datestamp with wreath at base struck in red (Tchilinghirian fig. 388). Condition of the adhesives varies but generally fine - this being the scarcest datestamp of the Austrian or Lloyd P.O. in Constantinople, the form exquisite with a perfect strike.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7519 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1867/74: 2 s. bright yellow, a used horizontal pair on 1873 Printed Matter entire letter to Steyr, tied by early usage of three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (24/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) and reverse with Steyr arrival cds (30/12) in black. File fold well away from the adhesives, a most attractive and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7520 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1+2+3+5
    1867/74: Covers (2), with 2 s. yellow, 3 s. green and 5 s. used on 1873 cover to Trieste, all tied by early usage of three line "Constantinopel" datestamps (15/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Triest arrival datestamp (20/11) on reverse of a fine three colour franking - underpaid 5 soldi for the 15 soldi rate but no Postage Due raised; matched with fine 1875 cover bearing 15 s. brown similarly cancelled (6/1) showing correct rate, this last signed Ferchanbauer.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7521 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+4
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    1867/74: 3 s. green, 5 s. red in a horizontal pair and 10 s. blue, all used on 1874 entire letter to Genova at single rate, tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamps (17/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Brindisi transit cds (Oct 21) and Genova arrival on reverse. A most attractive make-up of the 23 soldi rate, one 5 s. with slight file fold but scarce and attractive. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1986).rnrnProvenance: Collection Acterberg, DF, Zurich, Feb 2000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7522 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
    1867/74: 3 s. pale green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1874 single rate entire letter to Genova endorsed 'via Brindisi', all tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamps (6/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Part Brindisi cds with Genova arrival (June 11) on reverse of an attractive entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Pietro Provera.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7523 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4+5
    1867/74: 3 s. pale green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown, used on 1874 single rate cover to Genova endorsed 'via Brindisi', all tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamps (3/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Brindisi transit cds (April 9) and Genova arrival (June 11) on reverse of an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7524 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+4+5
    1867/74: Covers (2) with 1873 cover at single rate with 10 s. blue pair to Netstall, Glarus, Switzerland tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (12/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) mailed on the land route with Austrian P.O. RUSTSCHUK datestamp (15/11) on reverse and Netstall arrival; second 1873 cover from same correspondence at double rate, slightly cleaned, franked with 5 kr. red (2) and 15 kr. brown pair similarly tied (15/8) with Zurich transit and arrival. An attractive and scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7525 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+5
    1867/74: 5 s. red and 15 s. brown (2) used on 1875 cover to Carcasonne, France tied by "Constantinopel" three line datestamps (18/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) with 'A./P.D.' in black and Avricourt entry marking in blue (Jan 25) alongside. Reverse with 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds, Lyon-Marseille TPO and Carcasonne (Jan 26) arrival. 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. Slight file fold well away from the adhesives, a fine and attractive cover.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7526 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    1867/74: 15 s. brown and 10 s. blue, used on registered 1874 cover to Rozdol, Galicia with obverse bearing 15 s. tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (9/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) and reverse with 10 s. blue similarly cancelled. Framed RECOM handstamp on front (fig. 417), reverse with Itkhany transit and Rozdol arrival (13/10). A scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7527 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+6c
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    1867/74: 10 s. blue and 25 s. violet, used on 1874 entire letter to Tarare, France endorsed 'voie de Vienne', tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (29/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) and by Avricourt entry marking in blue (Oct 5). 'A./P.D.' applied in Vienna in black and reverse with VARNA thimble datestamp of transit (30/9) and 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds. Some peripheral aging does not detract from a scarce and most attractive entire. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1994).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7528 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 6+4
    1867/74: 25 s. grey-lilac and 10 s. blue, each in a horizontal pair, used on small piece tied by three line CONSTANTINOPEL datestamp (5/9/73) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389), fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7529 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2a
    1883: 5 s. red postal stationery card used to Mainz cancelled by three line CONSTANTINOPEL datestamp (20/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389), unusually mailed 'Too Late' with fine strike of rare NACH POSTSCHLUSS above in black (fig. 419). File fold but scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7530 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P1b+P2
    1873: 4 s. red on buff postal stationery card with large base to '4', an 1875 usage to Vienna cancelled by three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (14/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389) and used to Vienna, minor bend, matched with 1875 5 s. red stationery card similarly cancelled, and used to Vienna Mi = € 440.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7531 Austrian Levant

    Postal Paper 1867/74: 10 s. blue on 'Récépissé à renvoyer' (AR) yellow form used in 1882 with 10 s. blue tied by three line "Constantinopel" datestamp (10/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 391) for a registered letter to New Haven, USA via New York (Feb 1); returned (March 2) to Constantinople with receipt datestamp (23/3) on reverse (fig. 392) in black. Vertical crease as usual, a rare form; together with an 1881 registration receipt for a letter to Rustschuk and three receipts of posting all cancelled by different Constantinople datestamps (figs. 386, 389, 391).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7532 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Constantinople, Turkey 1870 (July 16): Entire letter from Constantinople Lloyd Agency to Trieste, struck on front with 'Constainopel' cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 386) in black and, on reverse, exceptional strike across flap of sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / COSPOLI" in green (unlisted). Oval Triest arrival (July 21) at right. A fine and very rare entire.rnNote: The letter is an invoice for 8 barrels of Caviar from Taganrog, Russia; issued from Constantinople. Strangely, the Lloyd Office mailed the letter through the Consular Office.rnProvenance: Collection Cengiz Arsman, DF, May 2005, lot 20208; Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1469.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7533 Austrian Levant

    1843: Entire letter from Constantinople to Syra, Greece struck with oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Costantinopoli" handstamp in black (Tchilinghiran fig. 442). Reverse with Syra double arc cds of receipt in black. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7534 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Postal Agency 1838 (Sept 23): Entire letter from Constantinople to Athens struck with fair "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Costantinopoli" handstamp in black. Greek framed 'Hyperthalassia' (Sea Post) marking well struck at left and rated '20' lepta to collect on arrival. Reverse with Piraeus and Athens datestamps (Sept 30) in black. A scarce and attractive entire: one of the earliest recorded usages of this rare marking.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7535 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Postal Agency 1845:: Entire letter from Constantinople to Syra, struck with very fine "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Costantinopoli" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 442) in black. Disinfected with chisel slits, with Syra arrival cds (Sept 15) displaying well on reverse, charged '10' lepta due in manuscript for local delivery. An extremely scarce marking well struck.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7536 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Postal Agency 1844:: Entire letter from Constantinople to Genova, struck with two line CONSTANTINOPLE / 29. MAI datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 444). Reverse with manuscript '2.20' (piastres), circular Semlin 'Netto di Fouri et di Dentro' disinfection cahcet and near comple 'Sigil. Sanitatis' red wax seal and arrival (June 16) in red where charged '26' decimi in manuscript. A very fine entire and an extremely early use of the two line dated cancellation. Signed Ferchenbauer.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7537 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Postal Agency 1845:: Entire letter prepaid from Constantinople to Genova, struck with two line CONSTANTINOPLE / 26 FEVRIER datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 444) and red 'P.D.'. Reverse with manuscript '3.20 + 2.20' (piastres) rate, circular Semlin 'Netto di Foura et di Dentro' disinfection cachet and near complete 'Sigil. Sanitatis' red wax seal and arrival (March 17) in red. The fine entire that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7538 Austrian Levant

    1847/50: Covers (2) sent unpaid from Constantinople to Gera, Saxony, the 1847 entire struck with two line CONSTANTINOPLE / 5 MAI despaich in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 444), mailed via Semlin and disinfected with circular 'Netto Di Fuora et di Dentro' cachet in black with various rates incl. '12/12' = 24 kreuzer for sea and land transit, charged on arrival at 12½ groschen; 1850 entire similarly routed charged 10¼ groschen due on arrival.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7539 Austrian Levant

    1865 & 1867: Covers (2), with earlier cover with oily "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (13/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) sent unpaid to Gallipoli (Gelibolu) with fine strike of GALLIPOLI NEL LEVANTE datestamp (14/9) struck in blue (fig. 967); together with an 1867 cover mailed in the opposite direction with the Gallipoli datestamp in brown (22/9) and Lloyd Agency arrival on reverse. A very scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7540 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V18
    1863: Arms 15 kr. brown, perf. 14 used on 1864 entire letter to Alexandria, Egypt tied by fine "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (27/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446), the reverse with fine ALEXANDRIEN cds (1/8) of receipt at the Austrian Post Office. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7541 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+V22+V23
    1864: 3 s. green, 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, all used on 1866 single rate cover from Varna, Bulgaria to Genova, endorsed 'via Corfu & Ancona' at top, tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (1/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) and by 'P.D.' in red. Framed PIROSCAFI / POSTAL / ITALIANI at right. Reverse with Brindisi transit cds (June 6) and Genova arrival. Some peripheral aging but a three colour franking of delightful appearance.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1461.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7542 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+V23+4
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    1864: Arms 3 s. green and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used with 1867 10 s. blue on cover to Genova, Italy all tied by LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI datestamps (9/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Small cartridge framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black at left and reverse with Brindisi and arrival cds. The 3 soldi with rounded corner perf. but a fine and scarce misxed issue franking. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2019).
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7543 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V20+6
    1864: Arms 3 s. green, perf. 9½ used with 1867 25 s. grey-lilac on 1868 cover to Livorno endorsed 'via Brindisi', tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (14/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Reverse with Brindisi transit cds (21/10) and Livorno arrival (23/10). A fine and scarce mixed issue franking. Signed Edwin Müller.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7544 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21
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    1864: Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½, three examples used on 1864 entire letter originally mailed in Taganrog, Russia (sender's cachet at left), posted in Constantinople and tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (1/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'Corfu' arrival datestamp in blue (Oct 4) displaying well in blue. File fold well away from the adhesives, a rare entire. Cert. E. Diena (1986).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7545 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V22
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    1864: 5 s. rose and 10 s. blue (four examples), perf. 9½, all used on cover addressed to Mehmet Ali in Alexandria, Egypt tied by three LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI datestamps (16/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Reverse with 'Alexandrien' arrival cds (22/11) in black. A superb and rare cover prepaying the triple rate. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2019).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7546 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+4
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½, in a horizontal pair used with 1867 10 s. on 1868 double rate cover to Smirne, tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (27/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Reverse with 'Lloyd Agenzie / Smirne' arrival cds (29/5) in black. A fine and most attractive mixed issue franking. Cert. Eichele (1999).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7547 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 kr. blue, perf. 9½, used on 1864 entire letter to Haifa / Caiffa, Palestine tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (15/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). A fine example of the 10 soldi 'Port to Port' rate to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7548 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 15 kr. brown, perf. 9½ used on registered cover bilingually addressed to the Ottoman Governor of Rhodes, with 15 s. on obverse tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (25/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) with straight line RECOM. alongside (fig. 416). Reverse with 10 s. blue similarly tied. Some restoration to flaps but a very scarce usage to an unusual destination.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7549 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1867/74: 2 s. yellow, used example on the 'Anatolian Star' (Anatolikos Astir) Greek language newspaper, lightly tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (17/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Small imperfections and wrapper band missing but a rare usage on a complete newspaper.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7550 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1+2+3
    1867/74: 2 s. yellow, 3 s. pale green and 5 s. red used on 1870 single rate entire letter to Janina, Epirus tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (8/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Some wrinkles but a most unusual franking to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7551 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+3
    1867/74: 3 s. pale green and 5 s. red in two horizontal pairs, used on 1874 cover to London tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (16/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Struck in Vienna with rare small framed "W.Fr. / 8 x." credit marking (Weiter-franko 8 kreuzer) in red (Van der Linden fig. 2993) and 'London / Paid' cds adjacent (June 20) in red. Reverse with VARNA thimble cds of transit (17/6). Some peripheral aging around perfs. but a scarce cover. Signed Colla, Ferchanbauer.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 140m May 2004, lot 750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7552 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+5
    1867/74: 3 s. green, 5 s. red in a horizontal pair and 15 s. brown used on 1873 entire letter to Genova, all tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (25/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Disinfected with slits and reverse with Brindisi transit cds and Genova arrival (Dec 2). Small tape stain on face panel but a fine and most attractive three colour franking for the single rate. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7553 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+3+6
    1867/74: 3 s. green, 5 s. red and 15 s. brown used on 1873 entire letter to Genova, all tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (1/2) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Brindisi transit cds (Feb 5) and Genova arrival (Feb 7). A fine and most attractive three colour franking for the single rate.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7554 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+4
    1867/74: 3 s. green and 10 s. blue in a horizontal pair used on cover to Genova at single rate, tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (7/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'P.D.' at right and reverse with Brindisi transit and Genova arrival (Sept 12).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7555 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2+6
    1867/74: 3 s. green and 25 s. grey-lilac used on 1870 cover to Genova tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (26/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'P.D.' in red at right and reverse with Brindisi transit cds (30/3) and Genova arrival (April 1). Single rate: 20 soldi Levant rate + 8 soldi Italian. A fine and scarce franking. Signed Grioni.rnrnProvenance: Collection Acterberg, DF, Zurich, Feb 2000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7556 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+4+5
    1867/74: 10 s. blue, used examples on covers (3) to Cairo, Egypt, with 1876 cover at single rate by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446), with ALEXANDRIEN thimble cds on reverse and Cairo arrival (Aug 15); 1877 registered cover from same correspondence with two 10 s. blue (one on reverse); 1876 double rate cover to Cairo franked 5 s. red and 15 s. brown (Jan 15); small wrinkles but a fine and scarce trio.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7557 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+5
    1874/78: Covers (2) to Romania with 1874 cover bearing 1867/74 15 s. brown used to Ibraila tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) with 'Braila' datestamp on reverse and 1878 cover to Galatz, endorsed 'via Odessa' bearing 5 s. red and 15 s. brown tied by COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD datestamp (22/3) in black (fig. 447) in black with Galati arrival cds (year inverted) on reverse. A few imperfections but an attractive pair, the latter cover signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7558 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/74: 10 s. blue (4 examples), used on 1874 second page of entire letter to Glarus, Switzerland endorsed 'via Varna', tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (2/12) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'P.D.' in black above and reverse with VARNA thimble datestamp of transit (3/12) and Netstall arrival (Aug 14) in black. File fold crosses two adhesives, but a scarce and attractive double rate franking. Signed Baudot.rnrnProvenance: Collection Emil Capellaro.rn                   Collection Acterberg, DF, Zurich, Feb 2000.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7559 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    1867/74: 10 s. blue (2) and 15 s. brown, used on 1875 cover to Lyon tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (10/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'A./ P.D.' in black above and reverse with VARNA thimble datestamp of transit (11/8), 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds and Lyon arrival (Aug 17) in black. File fold well away from the adhesives, a fine example of the 35 soldi single rate.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7560 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+5
    1867/74: 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown (4 examples), used on 1875 entire letter to Marseille tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamps (11/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). 'A./ P.D.' in black below with Avricourt entry marking in blue (Nov 17). Reverse with 'Paris / Gare de Lyon' cds and Marseille arrival (Nov 18) in black. File fold well away from the adhesives, a few trivial scuffs but a fine and very scarce example of the 70 soldi double rate.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7561 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1867/74: 15 s. brown, used example on 1875 cover endorsed 'via Varna' to Orebich, Dalmatia tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI" datestamp (5/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446). Reverse with VARNA thimble datestamp of transit (7/1), Triest oval (11/1) and Orebich arrival cds. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7562 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3
    1867/74: 5 s. red, two examples used on 1881 cover to Bombay, India tied by  "COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD" datestamp (27/1) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447), reverse with Austrian P.O. 'Alexandrien' thimble cds, Suez cds and "Sea Post Office / A" datestamp (Feb 10) and carried on the Steamer "Pekin" to Bombay (Feb 22). Small scuffs due to journey but a scarce destination at this date.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7563 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    1867/78: 10 s. blue used on covers (2) to Sarajevo, with 1879 single rate cover bearing 10 s. tied by "COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD" datestamp (26/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447) with reverse showing Military P.O. datestamp of Sarajevo Feldpost (5/10) and 1882 registered cover to Sarajevo with 10 s. blue (2) each tied by same datestamp (19/9) mailed via Triest with Sarajevo arrival. A fine pair, the registered cover with opinion Ferchenbauer (1993).
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7564 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/78: 10 s. blue, used examples (2) on 1881 registered cover to Cette, France tied by "COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD" datestamps (16/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447) with 'RECOM' at top (fig. 417). Mailed via Brindisi to Cette (Nov 23). Held awaiting collection and mailed back to sender with RETOUR / L'ENVOYEUR in red. French P.O. 'Constantinople / Turquie' cds (Feb 26), Austrian P.O. 'Constantinopel' three line datestamp (26/2) and 'Costantinopoli / Lloyd' cds (March 1). Opening tears but a most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7565 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4+P2
    1867/78: 10 s. blue used on covers/card (4) with single frankings to Egypt and Italy, 10 s. blue (2) on double rate cover to Italy and 1883 usage of 5 s. red postal stationery card to Paris, all cancelled by bold strikes of dotted "CONSTANTINOPEL" datestamps (Tchilinghirian fig. 449) in black. A choice and fine group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7566 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5/II
    1881: 15 s. brown, fine print, two examples used on 1883 registered double rate cover to Salonica, tied by "COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD" datestamp (25/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447) with "RNr." at right in black and reverse with 'Salonich / Salonicco' arrival (28/8) in black. A rare franking - the fine print 15 kr. is a rarity on letter.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7567 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 6/Ib
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    1867/74: 25 s. violet, coarse printing, a spectacular used block of eight in a rich shade, cancelled by four strikes of CONSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD datestamps (28/12/81) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447). Hinged for protection - an exceptional and extremely rare multiple in the foremost quality. Signed Ferchenbauer, Richter, Edwin Mueller. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1990).
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7568 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1864: Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used example with slight vertical bend, unusually cancelled "Cospoli 13/10" in manuscript. Rare.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7569 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
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    1864: Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, each in a horizontal pair, used on May 22, 1868 cover from Constantinople to Wolverhampton, England endorsed 'via Varna' in crayon, all tied by circular "1" numeral obliterators in transit in Vienna. Framed 'P.D.' in red below and reverse with Vienna cds (26/5) and Wolverhampton arrival cds (May 29). Rate of 40 soldi = 15 soldi Levant rate + 25 soldi to Great Britain. Docketing of sending at left over adhesives but a remarkable and most attractive cover. Signed Sorani. Cert. A. Fiecchi (1976).rnrnProvenance: Collection Acterberg, DF, Zurich, 21 Feb 2000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7570 Austrian Levant

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    1894: 1 pi. blue on grey postal stationery letter-card, written on ship between Athens and Constantinople and mailed to Berlin, cancelled by rare three ring target handstamp in black in Constantinople. On arrival in Berlin (15/10) a notation was made on reverse stating that the card had arrived unsealed and two blue & white wafer seals were applied prior to delivery. Rare and most unusual card. Opinion Holcombe (1996).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1471.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7571 Austrian Levant

    1903: Bulgaria 10 st. lake on green postal stationery card used to Galata, uncancelled on departure and struck with fine framed LETTERE ARIVATE / PER MARE on arrival in Constantinople in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 116). Scarce and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 110.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7572 Austrian Levant

    1900: 20 pa. carmine & black used on Lloyd colour postcard from Smyrna to Vienna superbly tied by scarce "COL. VAP. DA / COSPOLI" handstamp in black. Vienna arrival cds (23/12) in blue. Slight corner bend but rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7573 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 11
    1883: 10 s. ultramarine & black, used on 1884 cover to from Constantinople to Vienna, tied by rare "COL VAPORE" with "DA COSPOLI" inverted below, the reverse with scarce Austrian P.O. CORFU datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 464), Trieste cds (2/5) and Vienna datestamp (3/5). An extremely rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 2234.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7574 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 11+12+13
    1883: 10 s. ultramarine, 20 s. grey and 50 s. red-lilac, all used on 1887 registered cover to Vienna carried at 7 times single rate, tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamps (9/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 429). Yellow registered label at upper right, cover file fold well away from the extremely scarce three colour franking. Signed Ferchenbauer.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hermann Hader.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7575 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 12
    1883: 20 s. grey, a horizontal pair used on 1887 registered double rate cover endorsed "Via Varna, Echantillons Sans Valeur" (Samples without Value) at top, tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamps (2/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 429). Yellow registered label at upper left. A rare usage.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7576 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 10+11+14/I
    1886 (Sept): Provisional 10 pa. on 3 s. green, perf. 9½, a horizontal pair used on 1887 registered cover with single 10 s. ultramarine to the collector C. Ledermann in Vienna, matched with a cover from the same correspondence franked by a pair of 1883 5 s. red, all tied "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamps (8/10 and 4/10 respectively) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 430). An attractive pair.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7577 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 14/I
    1886 (Sept): Provisional 10 pa. on 3 s. green, perf. 9½, a used blcok of twelve (6 x2) on reverse of 1888 cover to Hannover, tied by six strikes of the "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamps (21/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 430). Hannover arrival cds alongside (25/7). Obverse with yellow registration label and further strike of the despatch datestamp. A scarce stamp on letter.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7578 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 23
    1890: 1 pi. blue, used example applied to 1894 "Advice de Réception" (AR) yellow form with 'DS Nr 22 (Auflage 1892)' imprint at base, for a letter to Sarajevo, tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamp (13/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 430). Superb PRJEDOR Military P.O. datestamp of receipt at left (18/4) in black. Slight crease but rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7579 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 23
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    1890: 1 pi. blue used on reverse of 1898 cover mailed with RODOSTO / OESTERREICHISCHE POST despatch cds (10/8) on front, the adhesive left uncancelled but struck with three ring target handstamp on arrival in Constantinople, with CONSTANTINOPEL / I / OESTERREICHISCHE POST datestamp of transit (11/3) and Triest arrival in blue (14/3). Rare. Cert. Goller (2011).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7580 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 23
    1890: 1 pi. blue, used example applied to 1894 "Advice de Réception" (AR) yellow form with 'DS Nr 22 (Auflage 1892)' imprint at base, for a letter to Sarajevo, tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamp (14/4) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 430). Superb SARAJEVO Military P.O. datestamp of receipt at left (19/4) in black. Slight crease but rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7581 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 23
    1890: 1 pi. blue, used example applied to 1894 "Advice de Réception" (AR) yellow form with 'DS Nr 22 (Auflage 1891)' imprint at base, for a letter to Jaffa, tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST" datestamp (21/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 430). Superb JAFFA Austrian P.O: datestamp of receipt at left (29/6) in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7582 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 45
    1903: 1 pi. blue in a strip of three, used on 1904 registered cover to Jerusalem at double rate, tied by CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST datestamps (9/6) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 433) with extremely rare 'Constantinopel / österr. Post L' handstamped "L" (Lloyd) yellow registration label at left. Reverse with Austrian P.O. in Jerusalem arrival cds. A few age spots but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7583 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 44+45
    1903: 20 pa. rose-carmine pair and 1 pi. blue used on 1903 registered cover to Berlin, tied by CONSTANTINOPEL II / OESTERREICHISCHE POST datestamps (25/11) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 433) with extremely rare 'Constantinopel / österr. Post L' handstamped "L" (Lloyd) yellow registration label at left. Reverse with Berlin arrival cds (28/11). A fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7584 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 48/50
    1905: 20 pa. carmine, 1 pi. ultramarine and 2 pi. grey-blue all used on registered Express cover to Vienna tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / a / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamps (5/III) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 435). Registered label and "Express-Briefe" red label at top. A scarce and attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Franz See.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7585 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 61+57
    1908: 20 pi. deep blue on greyish paper and 1 pi. blue on blued, used examples on 1914 Parcel Card to Leipzig for three 5 kg. boxes, neatly tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / b / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamp (11/II) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 436). Reverse with Leipzig arrival cds (18/2). Some slight staining from gum but an extremely rare usage of the 20 piastre Netto / Mi = unpriced.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7586 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 61+57
    1908: 20 pi. deep blue on greyish paper and 1 pi. blue on blued, used examples on 1914 Parcel Card to Lucerne for three 5 kg. boxes, neatly tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL I / b / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamp (1/V) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 408). Reverse with Leipzig arrival cds (18/2). An extremely rare usage of the 20 piastre Netto / Mi = unpriced.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7587 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : (144)
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    1908: Austria 10 h. dull rose single and pair, used on 1909 cover from the Austro-Hungarian Consul to Olmütz tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL I / e / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 411). Reverse with arrival datestamp (3/12) alongside black and red Consular wafer seal. Scarce. Cert. Goller (2011).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7588 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 56+58
    1908: 60 pa. violet on grey-blue and 2 pi. red on yellow, used on double weight 1910 registered cover to Konstanz, Baden tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL II / b / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamp (11/VI) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 436). Registration label at left and reverse with Konstanz (15/6) arrival cds. Small imperfections but a scarce commercial franking.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7589 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P1a
    1902: Postage Due 10 pa. on 5 h. green, used on reverse of underpaid envelope from Italian P.O. in Albania franked at 2 c., tied by 'Constantinopel / Oesterreichische Post' datestamp (Jan 17) in black. Obverse with framed 'PORTO PIASTER (10) PARA' handstamp in black. Scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7590 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2a
    1902: Postage Due 20 pa. on 10 h. green, tied to underpaid 1905 Bavaria 5 pf. green stationery card by "Constantinopel I / Oesterreichische Post" cds in black (12/1), the Due applied below framed 'PORTO PIASTER (20) PARA' handstamp in black with violet 'Non Reclamé' label aat left. Scarce and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7591 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2a
    1902: Postage Due 20 pa. on 10 h. green, tied to underpaid 1902 cover from Klummau, Austria franked at 20 h., tied by "Constantinopel I / Oesterreichische Post" cds in black (5/2). Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7592 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2a
    1902: Postage Due 20 pa. on 10 h. green, tied to underpaid 1903 Austria 5 h. green postal stationery card readdressed to Constaninople, tied by "Constantinopel I / Oesterreichische Post" cds in black (28/5), the Due applied over framed 'PORTO PIASTER (20) PARA' handstamp in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7593 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2a
    1902: Postage Due 20 pa. on 10 h. green, tied to underpaid 1902 cover from Wallern, Austria franked at 20 h., tied by "Constantinopel I / Oesterreichische Post" cds in black (2/4). Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7594 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P3a
    1902: Postage Due 1 pi. on 20 h. green, used on reverse of 1904 unpaid postcard from Messina, Italy (5/4) tied by 'Constantinopel / I / Oesterreichische Post' datestamp (10/4) in black, with framed 'PORTO (1) PIASTER PARA' handstamp in black above. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7595 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P4a
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    1902: Postage Due 2 pi. on 20 h. green, used on reverse of 1905 unpaid cover from Vienna (12/8), tied by "CONSTANTINOPEL I / ÖSTERR. POST" datestamp (15/VIII) in black with repeated strike alongside. Obverse with framed PORTO (2) PIASTERS PARA handstamp in black. Sealed opening flap tear but very rare on letter. Cert. Goller (2011).rnrnProvenance: Collection Franz See.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7596 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P7
    1908/09: Postage Due ½ pi. green used on 1909 cover from Vienna, Austria underpaid with 20 h. applied on reverse, tied by "Constantinopel / Österr. Post" cds (16/IX) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 415) on arrival. Manuscript '½' in blue crayon and "T10 c" (French centimes) at top. An unusual and attractive cover.rnrnProvenenance: Collection Hermann Hader.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7597 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P7
    1908/09: Postage Due ½ pi. green used on 1909 cover from Warnsdorf, Austria underpaid with two 10 h., tied by "Constantinopel / Österr. Post" cds (21/VII) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 415) on arrival. Handstruck 'T' marking in black and '½' in manuscript crayon. An unusual and attractive cover.rnrnProvenenance: Collection Hermann Hader.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7598 Austrian Levant

    1841 (June 14): Entire letter sent free of charges to the the Legation of the King of the Two Sicilies in Constantinople, endorsed 'Service Sanitaire' at top, on printed 'L'Intendance Générale de la Santé Publique de L'Empire Ottomane' paper, concerning a Turkish ship from Alexandria with 75 passengers, amongst them 14 who were suffering from Plague.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7599 Austrian Levant

    1849 (Nov 22): Prepaid entire letter from London to Constantinople endorsed 'via Ostende & Vienne' and annotated '¾' (ounce) at upper left, prepaid 2/6d. in manuscript with framed "Aus England / per Aachen franco" in red on front (Van der Linden fig. 253). Reverse with '36' kreuzer credit in blue manuscript.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7600 Austrian Levant

    1858 (May 7): Entire letter from Venice to Constantinople struck with 'Venezia' despatch cds, mailed via Trieste struck with fine framed "1-10 / 2-20" rate marking in blue (Van der Linden unrecorded), the upper part being the rate from Venice to Triest (1.10 piastres = 6 kr.), the lower part being 2.20 piastres = 12 kr. for the sea journey to Constantinople. 'Constantinopel' arrival cds on reverse (May 13) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 385). A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF
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