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  • Lot# : 7601 Austrian Levant

    1858/59: Entire letters (4) from Vienna to the Ottoman Bank or Commondo & Co. in Constantinople (with arrivals, Tchilinghirain figs 385 or 387), one charged 2 pi. 20 paras via Trieste, another charged 3 piastres due on receipt, third entire charged 4 piastres 20 paras, and entire with 6 kr. adhesive removed on reverse, sent registered with oval 'Wien / Recomandirt' datestamp in red prepaid in cash at 42 kreuzer. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7602 Austrian Levant

    1860 (July 23): Unpaid cover from London via Trieste to Constantinople, with London despatch datestamp in black and reverse with 'Aus England Per Aachen' in red (July 24), on arrival in Triest annotated '35' (silvergroschen) in manuscript and struck with unframed "5.10 / 3.-" rate marking (piastres) in black (unlisted in Van der Linden). Rate breakdown: '35' = 15 kr. for GPU and 20 kr. London to Prussian border; 5 pi. 10 pa. = 36 Nkr. for land transit through Prussia, Bavaria and Switzerland; 3 piastres = 20 Nkr. for sea journey to destination per Lloyd steamer. Constantinople arrival cds (Aug 2) in black on reverse (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). A spectacular and extremely rare cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7603 Austrian Levant

    1863c.: Unpaid cover from Udine (July 25) to the Italian Legation in Constantinople, with UDINE / 25 LUG despatch in black and struck in transit in Triest with "-.30/3.-" due marking (30 paras / 3 piastres = 5 kr. + 20 kr.) in black (unrecorded in Van der Linden). Reverse with Triest cds and wreathed 'Constantinopel' cds (1/8) of arrival in blue.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7604 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue, perf. 9½, used on incoming 1868 cover via Constantinople to Andrianopoli tied by 'Lloyd Agenzie / Smirne' datestamp in black, struck on reverse with rare "CONSTANTINOPEL" datestamp with wreath at base in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 388). File folds with one affecting the adhesive but a very rare use of this datestamp as an arrival cancellation.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7605 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1/5+10/12
    1867/83: Collection on leaves with 1867/78 2 s. yellow, 10 s. blue strip of three usages on covers (3) to Sarajevo and Metelino, 15 s. brown used on piece, 1873 5 s. red stationery card used to Nice with "CONSTANTINOPEL / LLOYD" datestamp (10.8.86) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 448), selection of 1883 issue used on piece and 5 s. red card used with same Lloyd cds, another with dotted Lloyd cds (fig. 449), 1886 20 s. grey on double rate cover to Sarajevo, 1886 double rate registered cover with 20 s. grey (2) etc. (19 items).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7606 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1867/78: 10 s. blue, single frankings on entire letters/covers (8) to Andrinople (endorsed 'par vapeur a Therapia'), Genoa, Orebich, Livorno (addressed to the U.S. Flagship Lancaster), Metelino, Smyrna and Trieste, all with 10 s. cancelled by good strikes of "COSTANTINOPOLI / LLOYD" datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 447), range of transits and backstamps, together with an incoming cover from Salonika received at the Lloyd Agency in Constantinople. Generally fine, an attractive group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7607 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Canea 1846 (June 23): Entire letter sent prepaid from Canea to Trieste, struck with superb "CANEA / GIUG 23." datestamp in black with FRANCA alongside (Tchilinghirian fig. 533), crossed to denote prepayment and slitted for disinfection in transit at Syra. Reverse with '24' rate in manuscript and 'Triest / 1846' datestamp (July 5) in red. A fine and early usage, this datestamp first recorded from 1845.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7608 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Canea, Crete 1857 (Nov 4): Entire letter from Canea to Trieste, initially charged 3 kr. for local post, altered to '9' kreuzer charge for ship mail rate- as Trieste was outside the Levant ring this was illegal but apparently accepted. The cover struck with fine oval framed Sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CANEA" handstamp in green. Reverse with Trieste arrival cds (Nov 10) in red. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant' on page 40. Unrecorded by Tchilinghirian - a magnificent and rare entire, believed unique.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1488.
    Starting bid : 1,750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7609 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Canea, Crete 1858 (April 5/17): Entire letter from Canea to Syra, Greece struck with fair oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CANEA" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 532), reverse with Syra arrival cds (April 6) in black and charged '10' lepta due in red manuscript.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7610 Austrian Levant

    1897: Levant 20 pa. postal stationery card used from Canea / Hania to St. Petersburg cancelled by "I.R. SPEDIZIONE POSTALE / CANEA" datestamp (20/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 535). Odessa transit cds (Sept 16j) in black and St. Petersburg arrival in blue (Sept 19j). A scarce cancellation used prior to 1899.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 110.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7611 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Candia 1872 (May 27): Cover from Candia to Syra, Greece franked by 1867/74 10 s. blue neatly tied by CANDIA datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 542) in black. Superfluous usage of 'P.P.' alongside in black and charged on arrival with Large Hermes 10 lepta orange on greenish horizontal pair tied by 'Syra' arrival cds. Usual file fold but a beautiful cover.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, depicted in his book, Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1497.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7612 Austrian Levant

    Austrian P. O. in Larnaca 1857 (June 22): Entire letter from Larnaca, Cyprus to Genova struck with fine two line LARNACA / 22. GUIG. datestamp of despatch (Tchilinghirian fig. 1) in black; struck in transit in Milan with "D.A.a.L" (Diritto Austriaco Autriache Lira) and manuscript rate '21' (soldi) and '11' centesimi due on delivery in Genova (July 5). A fine and scarce entire.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7613 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V14+V21+V22
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Kustendje/Constanza 1862: Second sheet of entire letter prepaid from Kustendje to Constantinople struck with LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE datestamp (6/1) in black (Tchgilinghirian fig. 844) with straight line FRANCO alongside and Lloyd arrival in blue on reverse (the Kustendje marking much scarcer going West), also 1864/65 Arms adhesives used: 3 s. green perf. 14, 5 s. rose and 10 s. blue on piece, both perf. 9½, used with same datestamp but with faults.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7614 Austrian Levant

    1862 (Aug 21): Cover from Constantinople to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed 'via Kustendje & Wien', struck in transit with superb LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE datestamp (Aug 22) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844), with ink manuscript '23' kr. credit to Austria and '90' rappen = 36 kreuzers due on delivery in Hirslanden. Reverse with Vienna cds (Aug 26), 'Aarau-Winterthur' TPO and Zurich and Hirslanden cds's.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7615 Austrian Levant

    1863 (July 23): Cover to Zittau, Saxony struck on despatch with 'Constantinopel' cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 385) and straight line VIA KUSTENDJE & VIENNA (fig. 113) both in blue. Manuscript '20/15' (soldi) for Lloyd land and sea rate but deleted in manuscript, and annotated '7' (Sgr.) in blue ink. Reverse with Vienna cds (July 29), Reichenberg cds, Zittau Bhf. and Zittau arrival (July 30).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7616 Romania

    1863: Entire letter from Constantinople to Ebersbach, Saxony endorsed 'via Kustendje & Vienna' struck with LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE datestamp (20/10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Manuscript '7' (silvergroschen) credit, reverse with Vienna cds (25/10), Reichenbach and Zittau Bahn. cds's (27/10) and arrival.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7617 Romania

    Dobrudja 1864: Cover to London struck on despatch with superb LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE datestamp (13/5) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Struck in transit with "7½" (silvergroschen) handstamp in black applied in Aachen (Van der Linden fig. 3108). Reverse with Vienna transit cds's (17/5) and London arrivals (April 20) in black and red where rated 1/1 d. to pay in manuscript.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7618 Austrian Levant

    1863 (July 10): Entire letter from Constantinople to Lyon, obverse with crisp "LLOYD AGENZIE KUSTENDJE 14 /" (Tchilinghirian fig. 844) with missing year slug and French entry cds (20 JUIL. 63) in red, reverse with Vienna transit and Lyon arrival cds's (21 JUIL. 63). The receiver had to pay '10' décimes due, an attractive cover. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7619 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V22+V23
    1864: Arms 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used on 1866 cover from Constantinople to Pesth, tied by "Constantinopel" datestamp (28/8) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). Flap opens well to display fine transit LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE cds (29/8) in black (fig. 844). Levant rate of 20 soldi + 5 soldi for Austria (from Jan 1, 1866). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7620 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 5+6
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Kustendje, Dobrudja 1867: 15 kr. deep brown and 25 s. grey-lilac, used on 1870 cover (with complete original contents) to Genova, tied by LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE datestamps (11/7) in black. 'P.D.' above and reverse with Verona, Chiavari (July 18) and arrival cds. A charming and extremely scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7621 Romania

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    Catalogue# : V21+I
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    Dobrudja 1867: Large piece of cover addressed to Czernowitz, franked by Austrian Italy 1864 Arms 5 s. rose, perf. 9½ and 1867 Danube & Black Sea Railway 20 pa. black on green tied by bold LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE circular datestamp (28/3) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Rare and most attractive piece. Signed Colla. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2004).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 140, 15-16 May 2004, lot 857.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7622 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    1868: Cover from Kustendje to Vienna franked by 1864 Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½, used in combination with 1867 Danube & Black Sea Railway 20 pa. black on green tied by bold strike of "LLOYD AGENZIE / KUSTENDJE" circular datestamp (22/9) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Reverse with Vienna arrival cds in black. Illustrated in 'The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World' by Ringstrom & Tester on page 134. An exceptional cover of great beauty and rarity. Signed Otto Friedl and Edwin Mueller.rnProvenance: Collection Rothschild, Mercury, New York, Oct 31 1947, lot 1571.rn                   Collection Robert R. Hall, Siegel, 19 May 2001, lot 439.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 25,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 25,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7623 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Sulina, Dobrudja 1856 (June 13): Entire letter from Sulina to the Theologo Brothers in Galatz, struck with oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / SULINA" in green (unrecorded by Tchilinghirian or Blistyar) with arrival docketed the next day in Galatz. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant' on page 162. Despite the blurred appearance this is beleived to be one of just two known covers showing the Agency seal-an extremely important entire as Sulina only acquired Post Office status two years later in 1858 and thus showing the preliminary activity of the Agency prior to that date.rnProvenance: Collections Brandt, Garmiryan, Cengiz Arsman, Hans Smith FRPSL.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7624 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Tulcea, Dobrudja 1857 (April 27): Entire letter from Tultscha (Tulcia) to Constantinople struck with good impression of the rare oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / TULCIA" in blue-green (Tchilinghirian fig. 836). Crossed by file fold but a rare marking used a year prior to the date that Tchilinghirian suggested the Office re-opened after the Crimean War.rnNote: The Lloyd Agent in Tultscha was also the Danube Steam Navigation Co. agent and the Austrian Consul.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1517.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7625 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Alexandria 1857 (June 5): Lloyd Austriaco ticket for a third class passenger travelling from Alexandria to Piraeus, struck on front with good impression of rare AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / ALEXANDRIA in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 3). Fascinating document with rules stated on reverse 'No letter, parcels, mail pouches etc. may be carried in the baggage' and 'Servants will travel steerage and may enter the higher classes, but only to serve their masters and mistresses' and 'Gentlemen may not enter Ladies' cabins'. Rare and splendid.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1524.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7626 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Post Offices 1863 (May 13): Entire letter from Alexandria to Florence by Italian Steamer endorsed 'via di Trieste, Vapor diretto', struck on despatch with FRANCO (Tchilinghirian fig. A1) and ALEXANDRIEN datestamps in blue-green. Crossed to denote prepayment and struck with framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / AUSTRIACI in red with 'P.D.' in red alongside. Reverse with Ancona, Bologna and Firenze datestamps (May 23). An exceptional entire - one of just two recorded covers bearing this marking in red. Signed Todd AIEP.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7627 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V23
    Austrian Post Offices in Egypt 1865 (Feb 25): Envelope from Alexandria to the Royal War Court in Stolp, Pommerania, Prussia, franked by 1864 Arms 15 s. brown, perf. 9½ in a vertical pair, tied by "ALEXANDRIEN 25/2" cds in black (Tranmer fig. 5). Reverse with Berlin - Anhalter Bahnhof transit and arrival datestamps (10/3). An attractive cover with 15 so. for the Austrian Lloyd and 15 so. for the GAPU. Sender of this cover is Leonhard von Blumenthal (1810-1900), Chief of the General Staff during the German-Danish War of 1864.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7628 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 1/II
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    1867: 2 so. yellow, fine whiskers in a horizontal pair with ideal perforations, each stamp cancelled by thimble "ALEXANDRIEN 5/8 84" (Tranmer fig. 10) cds. An extremely rare and desirable multiple, presumable unique in a multiple: not listed in Ferchenbauer, paying the printed matter postage to Austria. A desirable and scarce item for both Austrian Levant or Egypt collectors. Certs. Seitz (1958); Ferchenbauer (2017) Ferchenbauer = LP.
    Starting bid : 6,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7629 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Alexandria, Egypt 1888 (Jan 28): Egypt 1 pi. blue postal stationery envelope used to the Sanitary Office in Cairo, struck on despatch with administrative "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO / ALESSANDRIA" cachet in violet, cancelled by 'Alexandria-Damanhour' TPO cds's in black. Cairo arrival (Jan 28) on reverse.rnNote: The Austrian Post Office was run by the Austrian Lloyd, the Lloyd manager also acting as the Austrian Consul.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7630 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Egyptian Lines 1853/1867: Entire letters (3) from Alexandria with 1853 entire to Marseille struck with ALEXANDRIEN cds in black, with 'Autr. / Da Ancona' transit (20/3) and charged 20 décimes due, 1865 entire with COL VAPORE / ALESSANDRIA struck in blue and handstruck '15' (kreuzer) due in blue; 1867 entire with COL VAPORE / ALESSANDRIA struck in black with '20' handstruck due in blue. A fine trio.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7631 Austrian Levant

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    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Sayada, Epirus 1901: Turkey 10 pa. green, peripheral aging on perfs., used on 1904 postcard of Dubrovnik to Corfu, tied by oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / SAJADA" cachet in violet (Tchilinghirian fig. 520 - who recorded no covers or cards). Extremely rare - together with an off-cover example on Austrian Levant 5 pi. violet (cert. Puschmann); and three further loose Levant adhesives cancelled by part strikes of the very scarce "Agenzia / DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / SAJADA (Epiro)" datestamps (fig. 521) all in violet.rnrnProvenance: Collection Henry Houser, Siegel, 13 Nov 2013, lot 6017.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7632 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 34
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Parga, Epirus 1901 (Aug): Cover from Parga to the Lloyd Agency in Syra, Greece struck on reverse with oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PARGA" cachet in red (unrecorded by Tchilinghirian, see 'The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant' by Hans Smith, page 109), franked by 1 pi. on 25 h. grey ultramarine tied by 'Lloyd Austriaco XXXII' datestamp in black, with further Kerkyra cds (Aug 7) and Syros cds's (Aug 10) on reverse. The letter was picked up from Parga by the Lloyd Steamer Juno II. A rare and most unusual cover.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1540.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7633 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Piraeus 1866 (March 8): Entire letter from Piraeus to Athens, struck with the sole recorded example of the oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PIREO" in bright blue (Tchilinghirian 522). Matched with a 1901 5 lepta stationery card with a later Lloyd cachet AGENZA PRIMARIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PIREO also in blue on reverse (fig. 524). The Lloyd Agency was obviously not permitted to provide Postal Services within Greece, however this cover proves that mail was transmitted by courier under Lloyd's own seal. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Levant Post Offices' on page 113. An extraordinary and very fine entire letter - unique.rnProvenance: Collection Henry Houser, RL, Zurich, June 1992, lot 1041; Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1541.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7634 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : P2
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Piraeus & Syra 1873: Austrian Levant 5 s. red on buff postal stationery card, an 1884 used example to Bregenz cancelled by oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD / AUSTRO-UNGARICO / PIREO" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 523), with Bregenz arrival datestamp at left. The card with small corner missing but the sole recorded example on card or cover known, sold together with 1867/74 3 s. green showing a part strike in black of "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD / AUSTRO-UNGARICO / SIRA" in black (fig. 526) and Small Hermes Head 5 l. and 20 l. sharing oval AGENZIA DEL LLOYD / AUSTRIACO / SIRA handstamp (fig. 527) in violet.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7635 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Patras 1846 (Feb 8/20): Bill of Lading receipted by G. A. Kolmünzer 'Agent for Ships' for Austrian Lloyd alongside fine strike of oval framed "AGENZIE DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PATRASSO" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian unrecorded). Displays well, a fine and rare document - only two strikes of this marking are recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1546.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7636 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Jerusalem, Palestine 1854 (Sept 17): Entire letter from Jerusalem to Ancona, written in Hebrew and bilingually addressed to Ancona, Papal States, struck on despatch with oval framed sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / GEHUSALE / ME" in green ink, a very fine strike for this rare handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. P). Reverse with manuscript '40' (soldi, prepaid) and obverse with manuscript '6' applied on arrival for the amount due in bajocchi. Extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7637 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 4+34
    Austrian P.O.'s 1867/74: 10 s. blue, a single example used on 1878 cover to Irsa, Hungary tied by GERUSALEMME cds in black (June 21) with reverse showing Austrian Empire oval Consular cachet in German and Hebrew script alongside Triest transit and ALberti-Irsa arrival cds; together with a 1903 cover with 1 pi. blue tied by JAFFA cds with framed AUS JERUSALEM / ÖSTERR. POST cachet at left.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7638 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 2
    Austrian P.O.'s 1867/78:  3 s. green, a fine single example used on 1879 Printed Matter entire letter in Hebrew and German from the Consulate in Jerusalem to Magdeburg, tied by bold strike of JERUSALEM / GERUSALEMME datestamp (2/7) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. H). Slight stain well away from the adhesive but a very scarce franking. Signed Sorani.rn 
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7639 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 11A
    Austrian P.O.'s 1883: 10 s. ultramarine & black, some peripheral aging on perfs., used on 1885 cover to USA tied by bold GERUSALEMME three line datestamp (May 6) in black. Reverse with circular cachet of the 'United States Consulate / Jerusalem' in blue and 'Alexandrien' transit cds. Obverse bears 'Boston / Paid' cds (May 30).
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7640 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 28
    Austrian P.O.'s 1891: 2 pi. 0n 20 kr. olive-green, a used example on 1894 cover to Athens tied by "Jerusalem / Gerusalemme" datestamp in black. Reverse with Alexandria (29/V) transit cds and Athens arrival. Flap missing but an unusual usage. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7641 Palestine

    Austrian P.O. in Haifa 1908: 1 pi. blue postal stationery envelope, a fine example from the Deutsche Palästina Bank used to Berlin, tied by CAIFA / ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST cds in black. Scarce. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7642 Palestine

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    Catalogue# : 45+46
    Austrian P.O. in Jaffa 1906: Parcel Card for one 4 k. 500 gr. Parcel from Jaffa to Itzkhany, franked by 1 pi. ultramarine and 2 pi. grey-blue tied by JAFFA / a / ÖSTERR. POST datestamp (June 10) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. M). Reverse with Austria 3 h. brown Postage Due cancelled at Itzkhany (27/8). Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7643 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Corfu 1856: Entire letter from Corfu to Plymouth, England endorsed 'via Triest', with 'Corfu' datestamp in black (Sept 23) of despatch, struck in Triest with framed "6¼" (Silvergrosschen) handstamp in blue (Van der Linden fig. 3092). Pencil rate '9/9' = 18 kreuzers rate on front. Reverse with London transit in red and Plymouth arrival (Oct 2) in blue, a fine entire that opens well for display.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7644 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Corfu, Ionian Islands 1857 (Dec 26): Entire letter from Corfu to Trieste endorsed 'Vapor d'Alexandria' at top, placed on Lloyd Alexandria-Trieste line vessel and struck on despatch with oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CORFU" handstamp in brownish ink (Tchilinghirian fig. 462). Struck on arrival in Triest with fine two line COL VAPORE / D'ALESSANDRIA (Tchilinghirian fig. 82) in black and charged '9' kreuzer, the rate from Corfu. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Levant Post Offices' on page 64. The earliest recorded usage of this Agency marking, a fine and very rare cover. Signed E. Diena, Zanetti.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1557.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7645 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 143
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Corfu, Ionian Islands 1908: 'Drucksache' cover to Dresden franked by Austria 1908 6 h. tied by oval framed "AGENZIA PRIMARIA  DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CORFU" cachet in violet, unrecorded by Tchilinghirian but probably struck by favour - nevertheless rare.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7646 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Salonica / Thessaloniki 1856 (July 12): Entire letter from Salonica to Syra, with sender's cachet in blue at top and fair oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / SALONICCO" handstamp in green (Tchilinghirian fig. 627). Syra arrival cds in black on reverse and rated '10' lepta due in red crayon. A good strike of this marking, usually found weakly struck
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7647 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : V21+V23
    1864: Arms 5 s. rose in a vertical pair and 15 s. brown in a horizontal pair, perf. 9½, used on 1867 entire letter ro Venice tied by two line SALONICH / 9 JUILLET datestamps in blue-green (Tchilinghirian fig. 594). reverse with Vienna transit (17/7) and Venice arrival cds (July 19). The 5 s. pair with slight buckle on perfs. between the stamps otherwise a fine and very rare franking. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7648 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Cavalla, Greece 1857 (Oct 27): Entire letter from Cavalla to Trieste, sent prepaid with crayon cross on front panel, struck with short lived oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CAVALLA" sunburst handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 632) in black. Reverse with Triest arrival cds (Nov 3) in red. A rare cover - the cancel was in use for less than two years
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7649 Austrian Levant

    Cavalla 1859 (April 28): Outer letter sheet from Cavalla to Trieste, struck with very fine impression of "CAVALLA / 4/28" in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 673), date slug inverted, in addition FRANCO to show full prepayment, Trieste receiver on reverse (16/5). A quite beautiful cover.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, item depicted in his book, Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1591.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7650 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s in Bottushan 1849/62: Entire letters (2) and a cover with an 1849 prepaid cover to Jassy, 1857 unpaid cover to Vienna disinfected with rastel punches, and 1862 prepaid cover to Nantes, France via Krakau all struck with good to fine strikes of scarce two line dated BOTUSCHAN handstamps (Tchilinghirian fig. 725) in black (2) or in blue.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7651 Romania

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Braila 1848c.: Cover from Ibraila to Constantinople, bilingually addressed, disinfected with chisel slits, struck with superb strike of oval framed AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / IBRAILA handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 827). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7652 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Ibraila, Romania 1857 (May 25): Entire letter from Ibraila to Syra, Greece struck with oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / IBRAILA" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 827), with manuscript rate '20' (lepta) due in red crayon and arrival cds on reverse. A superb strike.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7653 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s in Bucharest 1855: Cover to Bucharest struck on despatch with two line dated BELGRAD / 3. JAN. handstamp in black, thence disinfected at Semlin with circular SIGILLUM SANITATIS cachet on reverse (very well struck for this), transits of Temesvar and Vienna and fine strike of  'K. K. FELDPOSTAMT No.1' arrival (Jan 12) datestamp  in black. Folded for exhibit display, a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7654 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s 1856/60: Cover/entire letters (4) all to France, all struck on despatch with BUKAREST datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 713), two sent unpaid and two, more unusually, prepaid: 1856 example with oval framed FRANCO in black (fig. 711) and framed 'P.D.', and 1860 entire with unlisted straight line FRANCO in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7655 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A
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    DDSG P.O. in Calafat 1867: Entire letter from Calafat to Vienna franked by 1867 17 kr. red perf. 12 of good colour, tied by light circular "CALAFAT 15 / VIII" datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 782), obverse with Alt-Orsova transit cds (Aug. 16), reverse with oval Vienna arrival datestamp in red (Aug. 20). Attractive item, taxed with blue Austrian crayon '10' on front, 5 kr. taxation and 5 kr. fee. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2004).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7656 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s in Galatz 1854: Incoming entire letter from Manchester (Nov 14) to Galatz, endorsed 'via Ostend & Vienne', sent prepaid at 1/1d. rate in manuscript, with Trieste (20/11) and Hermannstadt transits (27/11) in black and good strike of two line dated BUKAREST / 4 DEC. handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 710) and GALATZ / 7. DEZ arrival (fig. 741) in blue. An unusual and rather slowly routed entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7657 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Galatz, Romania 1857 (Jan 20): Entire letter from Galatz to Constantinople struck with oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / GALATZ" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 828), with manuscript rate '1.-' (piastre) above. Acid ink on address in file fold but scarce, matched with a further entire to Constantinople dated 1852 (Jan 20) with the same handstamp struck in green ink.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7658 Romania

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    Austrian Post Office in Craiova during the Crimean War 1855ca: Registered military cover from Kraiova to Karlsburg, franked with Austria 1850/54 9 kr. blue on front and 6 kr. brown on reverse, good to large margins all round, tied by "K.K.ÖST.F.P. KRAJOVA 4/10" cds's in black (Müller 3444a = 375 points; Tchilinghirian fig. 734), "RECOM." handstamp alongside. Reverse with Hermannstadt transit cds (10/10) and Karlsburg arrival cds (11/10). Disinfected with Rastel punch holes in both stamps, vertical fold through the envelope, sensibly opened for Exhibit display, an interesting registered Field Post usage. Cert. Puschmann (1991).
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7659 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 1A
    DDSG P.O. in Piquet / Romania 1867: 17 kr. red, perf. 12 tied by circular "1/12" thimble datestamp and by oval AGENTIE D.D.S.G. PIQUET handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) in black to outer letter sheet, sent to Braila, signed Kunz.rnProvenance: Heinrich Köhler sale, December 1969, lot 5346; collection Emil Capellaro., Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1301.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7660 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Piquet / Romania 1868ca: 10 kr. green, perf. 9½ showing plate variety 'open 0' tied by crisp oval AGENTIE D.D.S.G. PIQUET handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) in blue to outer letter sheet, sent to Braila.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7661 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Piquet / Romania 1868 (Sept 16): 10 kr. green, perf. 9½ tied by crisp oval AGENTIE PIQUET SALDIRT handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 785) in black to outer letter sheet, sent to Braila.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7662 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Piquet / Romania 1869: 10 kr. green, perf. 9½ tied by oval AGENTIE D.D.S.G. PIQUET handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) in blue to outer letter sheet, sent to the Theologo brothers in Galatz.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7663 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Piquet / Romania 1869 (May 27): 10 kr. green, perf. 9½ tied by oval AGENTIE PIQUET SALDIRT handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 785) in blur to outer letter sheet, sent to Braila. A fine and fresh cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7664 DDSG

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    Catalogue# : 3/I
    Piquet / Romania 1869 (Sept. 17): 10 kr. green, perf. 9½ showing plate variety 'open 0' tied by oval AGENTIE D.D.S.G. PIQUET handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) in blue to outer letter sheet, reverse with vivid "GALAZ 19/7" arrival cds (Tchilibnghirian fig. 810) in blue. A fine and freh cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7665 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s. 1846/62c.: The Postal History selection with covers/entire letters (15) with 1846 disinfected entire with two line JASSY to Genoa, 1862 entire from Braila to Galatz with private (and rare) framed FRANCO handstamp in blue used on Danube ship, 1866 entire with superb GALATZ cds in black to Vienna, entires to France with strikes of BUCAREST or BUKAREST cds's in black, entires to France with JASSY datestamp in blue etc.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7666 Romania

    Austrian P.O.'s. 1846/62c.: The Postal History selection with covers/entire letters (15) with disinfected entire with two line JASSY to Bavaria, , 1852 disinfected entire with two line dated GALLATZ to Paris, 1866 entire with superb GALATZ cds in black to Vienna and 1862 entire to Constantinople with GALLATZ cds in black, entires to Vienna with circular strikes of BUCAREST or BUKAREST cds's in black, entires with JASSY datestamp in black and in blue etc.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7667 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 60+59
    Austrian P.O. in Tripoli, Syria 1908: 10 pi. green on yellow, three examples used on 1914 Parcel Card for two packages to New York City tied by TRIPOLIS (SYRIEN) / a / ÖSTERR. POST datestamps (5/II) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. L), and single 1908 5 pi. brown on grey used on 1914 Parcel Card for three packages to New York tied by BEIRUT / b / ÖSTERR. POST datestamps (7/II) in black (fig. L) - all five Parcels therefore travelling on the same ship, each card struck with octagonal 'TRIEST 8 / MM / TRIESTE 8' ship illustrated datestamps (16/II). A most remarkable pair.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7668 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Aleppo, Syria 1856 (March 8): Entire letter from Alexandretta to Aleppo, struck on arrival in Aleppo with large circular intaglio seal handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 1) with Roman ".L.A." at top, the inscription reading "From the Austrian Post Aleppo, 1855". This seal cancellation was withdrawn during 1856, possibly due to Ottoman complaints. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant' on page 5. One of the rarest markings of Austrian Levant and Ottoman postal history.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1391.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7669 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Aleppo, Syria 1857 (April 1): Printed Matter entire letter prepaid from Frankfurt, Germany to Aleppo, Syria struck on despatch with 'Frankfurt' cds in red, struck on arrival with fair strike of sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / ALEPPO" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 2). Reverse with Triest transit cds (April 5) in black. A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7670 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Aleppo, Syria 1858: Entire letter written in arabic to Alexandretta, struck with fine impression of oval framed sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / ALEPPO" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 2) on despatch. A very rare marking.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7671 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Gallipoli, Thrace 1860 (Jan 7): Entire letter from Gallipoli to Constantinople endorsed as paid at top right, struck with extremely fine strike of oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / GALLIPOLI" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 963). Exceptionally rare handstamp with less than a handful known.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7672 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 16
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    Austrian P.O. in Port-Lagos 1888: 20 pa. on 5 kr. red, two pairs (one on reverse) used on 1891 registered cover to Paris, each pair tied by "LAGOS" datestamp (20/3) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 955). Yellow registered label at left and Paris arrival cds on reverse and forwarded on to Dunkirk. A fine and very scarce cover: just two registered covers are recorded from Lagos. Cert. Goller (2013).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7673 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Malta 1891: Malta 1 d. red on buff postal stationery card used to Vienna cancelled by 'A25' duplex (July 30), with very fine (and unrecorded) oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD / AUSTRO-UNGARICO / MALTA" handstamp in blue at upper left. The writer, most probably an officer on board a Lloyd steamer on a re-fuelling stop at Malta states: 'in the morning we entered here to take on 500 tons of coal and will stay here until tomorrow, our next stop will be Gibraltar'.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7674 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Calcutta, India 1911: Postcard to Vienna franked by India 1902 1 a. carmine tied by Calcutta datestamp (Dec 1) with fine strike of the sole recorded oval framed "AUSTRIAN LLOYDS STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / CALCUTTA / AGENCY" handstamp in violet at left, also a 1901 card, corner bend, franked by Ceylon 6 c. cancelled by both the "AUSTRIAN LLOYDS STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / COLOMBO / AGENCY" handstamp in violet and by Colombo datestamp, used to Triest. Neither cachet previously recorded.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7675 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ACHILLE 1896 (June 21): Romania 10 b. red on buff stationery card used from Kustendje to Athens on Black Sea Line, cancelled by LLOYD AUSTRIACO / I datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 122). Rare on Romania card.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7676 Austrian Levant

    S. S. AFRICA 1903 (Nov 22): Austria 10 h. used on postcard of Maalha (Aden Steamer Point) to England, tied by AFRICA / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 138) in black. Suez transit cds at left (22/XI).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7677 Austrian Levant

    S. S. AFRICA 1904 (Oct 2): Austrian Lloyd illustrated envelope franked Austria 5 h. blue-green and 10 h. rose pair used to USA, tied by AFRICA / OE. LLOYD datestamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 138). Letter dropped at Aden with cds verso (Oct 9) and Elizabeth, NJ, USA arrival alongside (Nov 1). Sold with Zanzibar ½ a. pair sharing fine strike of AFRICA / OE LLOYD cds in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7678 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ALMISSA 1908 (March 19): Austria 5 h. green used on postcard of Ragusa written on board the S. S. Almissa to Klagenfurt tied by bold ALMISSA / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 140) in crimson. Superb.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7679 Austrian Levant

    S. S. AMPHITRITE 1907 (May 6): Austria 10 h. red tied to Lloyd envelope to Vienna by superb AMPHITRITE / OE. LLOYD datestamp struck in purple (Tchilinghiran fig. 141). Reverse with slight photographic corner fault and Vienna cds (11/5) in blue.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7680 Austrian Levant

    Ships of the Adriatic Lines.rnrnS. S. ARCIDUCHESSA CARLOTA (VI) 1890 (July 24): Austria 2 kr. stationery card up-rated with 1883 3 s. black & green used from Spalato to Milan, cancelled by LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO / VI datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 120). Rare, just one other example is recorded, on an Italian card, Tchilinghirian does not record the use of the stationery or the the 3 soldi adhesive on this vessel.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 155, Oct 2008, lot 2517.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7681 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ARGO (VIII) 1893 (June 26): Austria 2 kr. brown stationery card used from Spalato to Moravia, cancelled by superb LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO / VIII datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 120) in black, with Prossnitz arrival adjacent (29/6). Tchilinghirian states: "Cancellations of the Argo are of the greatest rarity...".rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 155, Oct 2008, lot 2519.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7682 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BARON BECK 1913 (Dec 17): Austria 5 h. green used on colour postcard of the 'S. S. Baron Beck' mailed to Paris, tied by BARON BECK / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 205) in black.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7683 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BARON BRUCK 1913 (Oct 27): Austria 20 pa. red on rose tied to 1913 postcard to Berne by 'Valona' cds in black with circular HOHER SEE / AN BORD / BARON BRUCK datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 257) in violet alongside. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7684 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BARON CALL 1912 (May 23): Austria 10 h. lake used on 'Baron Call' Flag card to Paris tied by BARON CALL / OE. LLOYD datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 145) with Port Said transit cds at base (30/5).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7685 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BERENICE (XI) 1894 (March 9): Levant 1 pi. postal stationery letter-card used to Cöln, cancelled by fine LLOYD AUSTRIACO / XI datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 123), the card possibly written from Samos but this ship served the China Line and inaugurated the service to Shanghai in 1892. Sold together with Levant 20 pa. on 5 kr. rose in a block of four with superb central strike in blue (9/9/98). A scarce pair, the card signed Ferchenbauer.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7686 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BREGENZ 1914 (Aug 14): Levant 60 pa. violet on blued used on flag postcard of the S. S. Bregenz to Vienna, tied by AUF HOHER SEE / AN BORD / SS BREGENZ in violet with further strike above (Tchilinghirian fig. 258). Cancelled by favour but most attractive.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 110.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7687 Austrian Levant

    S. S. BRUENN 1910 (Jan 24): Greece 10 l. vermilion postal stationery card used from Patras to Gera, Germany cancelled by BRUENN / ÖSTERR. LLOYD datestamp in black. Extremely rare, see Tchilinghirian page 105, where this cancellation is discussed "not a single example has been recorded so far by the authors". Ex collection Pirotte.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7688 Austrian Levant

    S. S. CALIPSO 1902 (Feb 27): Postcard from Constanta to Sarajevo franked by Romania 10 b. red, struck on viewside with oval framed LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PIROSCAFO / CALIPSO cachet (as Tchilinghirian fig. 129) in blue. Sarajevo arrival (3/3) and Perzagno cds's on reverse. Rare and unrecorded handstamp.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7689 Austrian Levant

    S. S. CARNIOLIA 1906: Levant 20pa. rose used on postcard of Corfu to USA tied by fine CARNIOLIA / OE. LLOYD datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 151). Hereford arrival cds at left. Slight aging at base but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7690 Austrian Levant

    S. S. CASTORE (XIII) 1898 (June 16): Levant 20 pa. postal stationery card, minor bend, used from near Cattaro to Belgium cancelled by fine LLOYD AUSTRIACO / XIII datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 123). Audenarde arrival cds (June 20) below.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7691 Austrian Levant

    S. S. CERES (XIV) 1888 (Feb 8): Levant 20 pa. on 5 kr. rose stationery, cancelled by 'Proof' strike of LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO / XIV datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 120) in black.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7692 Austrian Levant

    S. S. CLEOPATRA 1907 (Sept 12): Austria 10 h. carmine perfinned 'A' of Austrian Lloyd, used on postcard to South Africa tied by CLEOPATRA / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 155) in black. Message - "on board the Cleopatra from Trieste to Alexandria, then will go by steamer or train to Port Said and Jaffa...". Fine.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7693 Austrian Levant

    S. S. DALMATIA 1904 (Aug 7): Greece 10 l. red used on postcard to Darmstadt tied by superb DALMATIA / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 156) in black. Darmstadt arrival at left (12/8).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7694 Austrian Levant

    S. S. DANAE (XVI) 1896 (April 25): Austria 2 kr. brown postal stationery card, written on board the 'Danae' and used to Pola, cancelled by fine LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO / XVI datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 120) in blue, with Pola arrival adjacent (26/4).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7695 Austrian Levant

    S. S. DAPHNE 1903: Levant 10 pa. on 10 h. blue-green pair used on postcard of Samos to Vienna tied by DAPHNE / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 158) in black.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7696 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ELEKTRA 1910 (Jan 5): German Levant 20 pa. postal stationery card cancelled by 'Beirut / Deutsche Post' cds in black, used to Pola with superb ELEKTRA / OE. LLOYD datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 159) alongside.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7697 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ERZHERZOG FRANZ FERDINAND 1900 (April 7): Austria 5 h. blue-green pair used on postcard to Florence written on board the Franz Ferdinand in the Suez Canal, tied by oval framed LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PIROSCAFO / ERZH. FRANZ FERD. cachet in red. Unrecorded and splendid usage. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7698 Austrian Levant

    S. S. ESPERO (XXII) 1897 (Dec 11): Turkey 20 pa. claret postal stationery card with 'Proof' strike of LLOYD AUSTRIACO / XXII datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 123). Superb.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7699 Austrian Levant

    S. S. FLORA 1902 (Aug 2): Austria 5 h. blue-green used on postcard of Sebenico tied by scarce FLORA / OE. LLOYD datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 164) underinked in blue with '2' in date inverted. Zara cds and Capodistria arrival alongside. Tchilinghirian "no covers recorded".
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7700 Austrian Levant

    S. S. GRAF WURMBRAND (LXII) 1898 (July 30): Austria 2 kr. brown used on postcard to Vienna tied by bold LLOYD AUSTRIACO / LXII datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 123) in blue, with Vienna arrival adjacent (26/4).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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