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  • Lot# : 227 Belgium

    Austrian Netherlands 1776 (March 2): Entire letter from Maaseik via Liège and Marche-en-Famenne to Rochefort in the Grand Duchy Luxembourg, today in Belgium, written by Baron Alexander Ferdinand de Lilien (1742-1818) and sent franco to the Duke of Stolberg in Rochefort who owned the castle from 1737. The Baron von Lilien was the general manager of the Austrian Imperial post in the Netherlands, the reverse shows his Arms in the wax seal.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 228 Czechoslovakia

    Bohemia 1754 (Sept 13): Entire letter from Töplitz near Prague to Nancy, France via Cassel and Maseyck, struck with extremely rare PAR MASEYCK in black (Van der Linden fig. 2137, first and only year of use) applied in Sedan with 'Franco' deleted by "Cito" (Express) in manuscript. A plethora of rate markings in manuscript: Töplitz-Leipzig ( 2 groschen), then Leipzig-Cassel (3 gr.), Kassel-Warburg 1½ gr. with resulting '4½' in red ink at right, 14 Brabant sols and a final '22' sols to pay upon receipt. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 229 Austria

    1742/1844: Album 13 entire letters to Germany and France with D'AUTRICHE or D'AUSTRICHE markings from the Exchange office Ulm (DE), incl. letter with endorsed 'p.Ulm' to Wellendingen (1768), pre-paid to the border with 12 (Kr.) and signed by Prince Joseph I. Schwarzenberg from Vienna, registered letter from Vienna to Bourgogne (1771), further 20 letters from Lombardy-Venetia of the period between 1806 to 1844. Fine.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 230 Belgium

    1556 (March 8): Entire letter from Binche addressed to 'Monsieur Le Comte de Lalaing, Captain g.nal du pas de Hahnau', mailed via Mons and Valenciennes to Lalaing (near Douai). Showing the flap and seal from reverse which was wrapped around the obverse side of the letter to prevent opening. A charming and early Thurn & Taxis post entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 231 Belgium

    1661 (Feb 2): Entire letter from Ghent / Gand to Paris, carried under the Thurn & Taxis post, front panel showing weight "6" in manuscript alongside charge "11" (sols) applied in Paris on arrival, Reverse (displaying well at left) showing very rare Courier handstamp "IR" in black (Van der Linden fig. 1773), probably applied by the Courier when the letter began the Lille to Paris leg of the journey.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 232 Belgium

    1704 (Sept 26): Entire letter from Leiden, Netherlands to Nancy, endorsed in manuscript 'Franco par Liege' as Lille, the usual entry point to France, was closed due to the War of the Spanish Succession. Struck at Namur with small format LIEGE handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 1927 = 7 pts., sole year of use, believed but four examples known). Reverse with '3' (sols) credit for Liege-Namur and rated '9' sols to pay upon arrival in Nancy. Rare.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 233 Belgium

    1738 (Nov): Entire letter from Bruges to Seville, Spain struck with superb straight line DE BRUGES in black. Rare so fine.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 234 Belgium

    1771 (Feb 22): Entire letter written by Captain Poult of Schmid's Grisons Regiment at Namur, Austrian Netherlands to Pont au Engadine, Chur, Grisons struck with NAMUR straight line in black and endorsed 'fco. Frankfort' at lower left. Various manuscript rates on front panel '12' (kreuzer) deleted at Cologne and '14', '15' and '18' (kreuzer) all in red crayon. A rare and most appealing entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 235 Belgium

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    1776 (June 22): Entire letter from Hannover to Paris prepaid via T&T post and endorsed "Franco Liege", struck on entry with fine strike of rare DE LIEGE handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 947 = 7 pts.) and rated '12' sols to pay upon arrival. Scarce and fine. Cert. Van der Linden (1997).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 236 Belgium

    Incoming Mail 1782 (Sept 3): Entire letter from London to Cognac, carried by hand across the Channel, struck with fine circular "D'A/B" (D'Angleterre par Brussels) in blue (Van der Linden fig. 871) on front and charged '30' sols due on delivery.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 237 Belgium

    Incoming Mail 1793 (July 9): Entire letter from Cadiz to Gand / Ghent endorsed 'via Coruña' at left, struck with straight line CADIZ despatch in red. The entire carried via England with unusual manuscript notation of rates at top: "Deboursé  en angleterre 13 / pour ordinaire 6 = 19" (sols) due to pay. The rate from England was 1/6d. = 13 sols + Thurn & Taxis Post charge of 6 sols for a letter under ¼ ounce. A scarce and appealing entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 238 Belgium

    1530/1800: The four volume collection of  200 Belgium pre-stamp letters, incl. domestic mail (60) and mail from Germany (50), France (25), Spain (25), Portugal (4), Denmark (2), GB (8) as well as from and into the Netherlands (28), a neatl mounted up selection with much information enclosed.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 239 Denmark

    1608 (pencil dated): Beautiful honorific addressed cover to Itzehoe, Schleswig Holstein addressed to the Bürgermeister and councillor of Itzehoe with manuscript below 'Belanget die schuster und tüffelmacher von Stade'. Reverse with large seal with date at base 1590. One side flap missing but a charming and early cover.rnrnProvenance: A similar cover was in the collection J. J. Engellau, Corinphila sale 65, June 1981, lot 5001.rn                   Postilijoen, Malmo, 2007.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 240 Estonia

    Estonia under Swedish rule 1678 (Feb. 8): Entire Letter from the pastor of Narva to the one in Stralsund in Pommerania, written in German and Latin. A nice document from the period in the 17th century when nearly the complete Baltic Sea area was under Swedish control, Narva together with Estonia became a part of Russia in 1721, Stralsund became a part of Prussia in 1815.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 241 Estonia

    Estonia under Swedish rule 1703 (Dec. 28): Entire Letter within Reval / Tallinn, sent by private courier outside the postal system from the Royal Swedish command General Major Horn to Captain Lieutnant Hinrich Schleyer giving order how to treat deserters, front with well preserved wax seal, in very good condition. An interesting cover during the first years of the Great Northern War (1700-1721) when Swedish controlled Estonia and Livland was attacked by Russian troops under Peter the Great who started to build St. Petersburg in 1703.rnProvenance: Harry von Hofmann collection, 359. Köhler auction (March 2015), lot 5003, offered with his original notes.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 242 Finland

    Finland under Swedish rule 1754 (May 4): Entire letter sent within Finland from Abo to Messuby / Messykylä nearby Tammerfors, an official cover characterized by handwritten implied crown on top.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 243 Finland

    1775 (Aug 7): Cover from Heinola from Gustaf Riddercreutz, Goverenor of Kymmenegård County to Jorois, sent post free with superb 'meander' manuscript displaying well on reverse. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 244 Finland

    1779 (April 25): Entire letter written from Helsingborg to Weisenberg (now Rakvere, Estonia) endorsed on obverse "per Stockholm, Finlands, Peterburg, Narva" struck in transit with fine 'ST. PETERSBOVRG.' handstamnp in black (Dobbin 0.01B = 8 pts.). Reverse flap with "Franco Lilla Abborfrss" (Ahvenkoski) in manuscript. Prepaid to Swedish border at 10 silver öre, 12 kopeks to Narva, charged on arrival 29 kopeks due to pay; docketed on reverse. A rare and splendid entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 245 France

    1587 (June 28): Entire letter from P. Cenami in Rouen to London, addressed to Filippo Corsini, with fine "G12" charge in manuscript on obverse (Groats 12 = 48 pence) due to the Merchant Stranger's Post. Rare and very fine: the high charge of 4 shillings may well have been for more than the one letter.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 246 France

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    Incoming Mail 1696 (Jan 5): Entire letter from Amsterdam to a banker in St. Malo, written in English, testifying to the death of the writer's husband 'whom God was pleased to call out of the World' and corroborated by his brother; struck on entry at Lille with superb strike of small formate "D'HOLLANDE" handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 969 = 8 pts., sole recorded year of use / Lenain 50). Manuscript charge '26' (sols) on front panel. Slightly weak file folds but one of the rarest of all French entry markings. Cert. Van der Linden (1996).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 247 France

    Incoming Mail 1701 (Dec 15): Entire letter from Rotterdam to Quimper, Brittany endorsed 'p.' at lower left, struck on entry in Lille with superb "D.HOLLANDE" handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 970 = 7 pts. / Lenain 51a). Rated on front '21' (sols) in manuscript: 16 to Paris + 5 to Quimper.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 248 France

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    1704 (July 30): Entire letter from Aix La Chapelle to Nancy, struck on entry at Lille with superb strike of "DE.COLOGNE" handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 944 = 10 pts.) in use during the War of the Spanish Succession. Rated '28' (sols) in manuscript on front panel. The letter with weak folds and unobtrusive spike hole in centre but of great rarity, there being but two examples of this marking recorded. Cert. Van der Linden (1995).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 249 France

    1747 (Dec. 30): French P.O. in Rome, NAPOLI negative hs. on entire lettersheet showing Roman postage of 3 1/2 bajocchi to Marseille van der Linden 2016. Provenance: Ex collection Manfred Jacquesrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 250 France

    Incoming Mail 1751 (April 30): Entire letter from Hamburg to Bordeaux struck in Paris with provenance handstamp "BSE Allemagne" in black (Van der Linden fig. 715 = 9 pts.). Manuscript '50' sols to collect on arrival, the correct rate for a letter at ½ an ounce from Hamburg. An extremely rare handstamp in the foremost quality.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 251 France

    1753( Dec. 1): Privat letter written in St. Pierre Martinique adressed to Madame la Veuve de Vaucourtoir in France. Early private mail from overseas.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 252 France

    Incoming Mail 1763 (April 9): Entire letter from Speyer to St. Diez, Lorraine endorsed 'p. Strasbourg' with manuscript despatch "de Spire" and struck on entry at Strabourg with "R:HAVSEN" straight line in black (Van der Linden fig. 2431, earliest recorded usage), and charged '8' sols due upon delivery. A rare entire, the 'Rheinhausen' marking is misleading in that the letter went nowhere near the town itself.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 253 France

    1768 ((July 19): Crowned circle PP in red, fine clear strike on entire lettersheet to Livorno, fine and scarce Lenain 37a.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 254 France

    Incoming Mail 1768 (Aug 22): Entire letter from Bad Dürckheim to Ribbeauville, Alsace, endorsed 'p. Strasbourg', struck on despatch with DE TURCKHEIM straight line in black (Feuser 781-2). Struck in Strasbourg on entry with slightly blurred but immensely rare "R:HAVSEN" in red (Van der Linden fig. 2431 = 10 pts.), charged '10' sols due upon receipt.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 255 France

    Incoming Mail 1790 (June 15): Entire letter from Berlin to St. Quentin, France via Maseyck and Paris, endorsed at lower left "mit Wechsel an werth P500", and underlined in red with '10' stuyver in same ink; struck in transit with MASEYCK handstamp in black and, in Paris with "CHARGÉ" registration handstamp in red (Lenain 60, in use two years). Charged '50' sols due in manuscript upon receipt, the equivalent of a double letter. A rare and quite charming entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 256 France

    1585/1804: Postal history collection with some France domestic mail (10) but predominantely incoming (40) to France starting with 1791 letter from Norway to Bordeaux, Mail from Spain (20) with better markings a DE CATALOGNE, ANDALUCIA LA ALTA in black and red, crown M/E.8 fo Madrid, CADIZ and D'ESPAGNE, three letters from Portugal as well as mail from and to England.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 257 Bayern

    1585 (Aug 22): Entire letter from Gio Lessenbrand in Augsburg, Bavaria to Bartholomeo Corsini in London, endorsed at base of front panel "la racc.do il buon ricapito". Reverse with manuscript date of reply September 16. Small central spike hole but fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 258 Dt. Reich

    1587 (June 21): Entire letter from Filippo Luchini in Cologne / Köln to Bartholomeo Corsini in London, endorsed on reverse panel with notice of sender, of receipt and of reply. A fine and scarce entire that displays well.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 259 Hamburg

    1590 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Guglielmo di Grane in Hamburg to Bartholomeo Corsini in London, endorsed internally with fine illustration of Guild Marking 'HC'. Some minor edge wear but scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 260 Bayern

    1596 (May 9): Entire letter from Gio Lessenbrand in Augsburg (Augusta) to Bartholomeo Corsini in London, with string still attached to red wax seal on reverse and manuscript "pagato il pto a Augusta" on front panel and sender's docketing on reverse. A fine and scarce entire.
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    Lot# : 261 Preussen

    1712 (Dec 30): Entire letter from 'Thal' (Ehrenbreitstein) near Coblenz to Nancy, endorsed "Fco. Treves" (Trier) and rated '8' sols due upon receipt in manuscript. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 262 Preussen

    1715 (Jan 28): Entire letter from 'Thal' (Ehrenbreitstein) near Coblenz to Nancy, endorsed "Fco. Treves" (Trier) and 'Cito Cito' (Express) rated '14' sols due upon receipt in manuscript. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 263 Preussen

    1717 (May 31): Entire letter from Ehrenbreitstein near Coblenz to Nancy 'en loraine', endorsed 'en diligence' at top and "Fco. Trier" at base. Reverse flap with manuscript "Dieser brief ist recommandir an alle Herren Postmeister" displaying well, rated '6' sols due to pay upon receipt.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 264 Sachsen

    1718 (Sept 15): Entire letter from Leipzig to Amsterdam, endorsed 'Franco Bremen' in manuscript, struck with exceptional strike of oval framed "Crossed Swords" (Gekreuzte Kurschwerter) in black. A great Rarity.rnProvenance: Ex collections Kumpf-Mikuli, Dr. Hopf and Consul Deninger.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 265 Bayern

    1773 (May 28): Entire letter from Augsburg, Bavaria to St. Etienne, mailed via Rastatt and Strassbourg where struck with D'ALLEMAGNE entry marking in black (Van der Linden fig. 886), prepaid as far as Strassbourg at '12' kreuzer on reverse and charged '33' sols du upon receipt (24 sols for a letter from Germany + 9 sols for Paris-St. Etienne). A fine entire - complete with some of the original cloth samples inside.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 266 Bayern

    1784 (March 18): Registered entire letter from Eichstätt, Bavaria to Beaune with manuscript "v. Eichstedt" and "#" at top right, and "fco. RH" at lower left (Rheinhausen), with smudged straight line D'ALLEMAGNE in black (Van der Linden fig. 887) and large "Chargé" applied at Strassbourg on entry in black. Charged at double rate for the registration with manuscript '24' (sols) due upon receipt. Scarce and fine entire.rn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 267 Dt. Reich

    1787 (July 28): Entire letter at double rate from Remscheid to Bordeaux endorsed at top "de Wermerskirchen", struck there with superb framed "DE / WK " Posthorn" handstamp in black (Feuser 3855-1 = 1'500). Manuscript rate of '35' (sols) to pay upon arrival in Bordeaux. The letter would have travelled via Köln, Aachen, Lille and Paris. A great rarity of Rhineland Postal History in outstanding quality.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 268 Hamburg

    1801 (Aug 5): Entire letter from Hamburg to Hodimont near Aachen with HAMBURG straight line in black, endorsed 'f.Ddorf.' at lower left, struck with superb "ESSEN / PAR AIX LA CHAPELLE" entry marking in red (Van der Linden fig. 1107 = 7 pts.). Rated '8' sols due in manuscript and notification of receipt (Aug 10) on reverse. A charming and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 269 Danzig

    1802 (Sept 14): Registered entire letter from Danzig to Bordeaux, prepaid as far as Wesel with '6½' in red crayon, struck with both CHARGÉ and PAR WESEL in black (Van der Linden fig. 2138) at Maseyck with manuscript registration docket number '2272 Maseick' at top with "1o g." (1 ounce, 1 gros) weight alongside. Further struck in transit in Paris with CHARGÉ in red and charged on arrival in décimes at 15 francs 40 centimes. A rare and most unusual entire.rnrnNote: Rate breakdown: Normal rate 24 sols to Paris + 10 sols from Paris to Bordeaux.rn        1 ounce, 1 gros weight: 4½ x 34 sols = 153 sols = rounded up to 77 décimes.rn         Registration for double rate 77 x 2 = 154 décimes or 15 francs 4 décimes.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 270 Div. Deutschland Sammlungen/Posten

    1600/1820: Album 50 letters Germany domestic mail, starting with 1648 entire letter from Speyer with triple 'cito' marking to Wormsthal, 1651 receipt of Oehringen, Württemberg, 1644 letter from Speyer with 'Franco Frankfurth' at '4 Gutegr.' to Osterode, Hannover, further diff. markings and rates by T&T, letters from Prussia, Rostock to Frankfurt (1757), manuscript markings as 'de Kempten', 'frey Hamburg' as well as single line hs. 'V.HOF' single line hs. 'frco Nrnbg' on 1788 letter to Kempten.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 271 Div. Deutschland Sammlungen/Posten

    1644/1812 Germany - France, two volume collection 90 entire letters showing diff. entry markings and rates of diff. exchange offices from  Lille with 1668 letter from cologne with '4' Patars marking, 'd/cologne' in manuscript and D'ALLEMAGNE hs. (7), Naumur office with D'HOLLANDE (2), Paris office with single line HAMBOURG (6) and 'P.P.P.P' on 1781 letter to Genova IT, MASEYK office (7), Anvers (7), Hamburg (2), postal route Trier and Lieser (9), Metz (2) as well as Sedan (10) incl. PAR MASEYK hs. in red, mainly fine strikes and markings with some good provenances as Manfred Jacques.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 272 Div. Deutschland Sammlungen/Posten

    1717/1847: Album 50 Entire letters from Germany to France showng diff. single line markins L1 as D'ALLEMAGNE (2), STRASB (Strassbourg), SAVE, R.HAUSEN (1), R:HAVSEN, 'frco Rheinhausen' (2) and 'fco Canstatt' in manuscript, V.AUGSBURG (1), BELFORT (1), V.LINDAU (1), DE KEHL (2) STRASBOURG (2) as well as Hte ALLEMGANE(3), all with fine strikes.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 273 Great Britain

    1642 (Aug 23): Entire letter from Dover to Antwerp, prepaid '1sh.' (shilling) in manuscript with docketing of receipt on September 10th - England was still using the julian calendar. 1 shilling was equal to 6 stuyvers at this date. An unusual entire, mailed the day after the acknowledged beginning of the English Civil War.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 274 Great Britain

    1643 (Feb 25): Double rate entire letter from Dover to Antwerp, prepaid '2sh.' (shilling) in manuscript with docketing of sending on February 25 / March 5 on top flap - England was still using the julian calendar. An unusual entire that displays well, mailed during the English Civil War.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 275 Great Britain

    1656 (Oct 24): Entire letter from London to a Jacobo de Bruyne, a merchant of Antwerp endorsed 'port' at lower left, further endorsed '1N' (1 shilling). a fresh and very fine early entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 276 Great Britain

    1695 (April 13): Entire letter from Edinburgh, Scotland to Amsterdaam, struck with typically weak but rare strike of Scottish Bishop Mark "AP/13" in black, with manuscript on front panel "Pd. 5d. to London", where Bishop Mark "AP/19" applied in black. Charged "XI" stuyvers on arrival in red crayon. Faults but a rare entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 277 Great Britain

    1699 (Dec 9): Entire letter from London to Ghent / Gand, struck on reverse with fine oval "IL" Receving House handstamp of John Lloyd, based at Salisbury Exchange Gate off the Strand. Charged 6 sols due on arrival. A scarce and fine strike.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 278 Great Britain

    1720 (Jan 13): Entire letter from Leeds to Brussels, struck in transit with circular "PD", with superb London Bishop Mark displaying well on flap "15/IA" in black. Obverse also bears manuscript "Pd 4." (stuyvers) on receipt. A fine entire with notation of answer on reverse '26 Feb 1720'.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 279 Great Britain

    1727 (Nov 16): Entire letter from London to the Sorbonne in Paris, written in scribe's or perhaps a child's French, struck with fine Bishop Mark "16/NO" displaying well on flap, charged '10' sols on arrival. Interesting comments regarding the Julian calendar (in use in England) and the French calendar (already Gregorian) at the base of the letter: at the time 11 days apart.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 280 Great Britain

    1759 (Feb 10): Cover from London to Portsmouth, NH, USA struck on flap with fine Bishop Mark "10/FE" in black and endorsed on front panel "p. Pacquet, 10 Feb 1759", unclear '1N' (shilling) prepaid rate in red ink and struck in transit with fine and scarce NEW / YORK handstamp in brown with further manuscript '5' (cents) for 8 grams at upper right. Scarce cover that displays well.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 281 Great Britain

    1761 (Nov 6): Long entire letter written in German from London to Grehweiler (Gaugrehweiler, Rhineland Palatinate), delightfully addressed to one Charlemagne Wildgrave, Comte de Salm, endorsed "Franco Cologne, p. Mayence et Meisenheim, it Homburg en Westerich" at lower left. No notification of postal charges, a most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 282 Great Britain

    1763 (Oct 17): Entire letter from London to Ratzebourg, Schleswig Holstein with manuscript at base "franco bis zur Stelle", with Forwarding Agent's manuscript displaying well on flap "angekommen in Hamburg den 28. und abgegangen den 30 Oct 1763. Adresse Simon Peter Hempel". Red crayon cross on front and '36' rating at upper right corner in ink manuscript. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 283 Great Britain

    1775 (April 5): Entire letter from Jersey to London, struck with two line SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP. LRE in black (Robertson S1) with Ship Letter rate of '7' (pence) charged in manuscript. London Bishop Mark of arrival "17/AP" on reverse in black. Small stain at top but a scarce and early entire.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 284 Great Britain

    1788 (Feb 14): Entire letter from Lerwick, Shetland Islands to Kirkland House, Leven mailed via Leith and struck with fine two line EDINBURGH / SHIP LRE in red (Robertson S1). Charged '5' in manuscript with '1' (penny) for Ship's Captain deleted. Edinburgh Bishop Mark "MR/8" in red displaying well on reverse. Some weak folds but a scarce entire, unusually for this period written by a Lady, one Barbara Ross, complaining of an unpaid debt from two years before for the provision of stockings.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 285 Great Britain

    Incoming Mail 1793 (Jan 20): Entire letter written in French from Dusseldorf to the Duc d'Harcourt in London, with interesting political text, and rated '10' pence to collect with Bishop Mark on flap "FE/4" in black. Readdressed upon arrival in London to 'Sunning Hill, near Egham' with charge of '1/1d.' to pay in manuscript. Faint black transit also on flap (possibly den Haag), an interesting entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 286 Great Britain

    Incoming Mail 1572/1796: Lot six entire letters including three letters from the Corsini correspondence (1572/87) from Hamburg, Nürnberg and Augsburg to London together with three letters from England into Germany (1781/96) showing manuscript "D'angleterre" in red as well as "D'ANGLETERRE" in black.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 287 Great Britain

    1665/1735: Selection of 16 letters or lettersheets from England, incl. 1686/88 two incoming letters to London with Bishop Mark MA/7 and IA/30 respectively, 1675 Venturini letter to Livorno, 1725 letter 'Franco p. Turin'  from London to Siena showing London FPO hs. in red, 1735 incoming letter from New York to London, D'ANGLETERRE hs. in black on 1789 letter to Genova as well as on two 1789 letters to Morges and Yverdon in Switzerland, further two letters from Lissabon to London 1764/73 together with to merchant letters from London to Madeira. A fine and choice group.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 288 Ireland

    1711 (May 29): Entire letter from Dublin to Bruges, Spanish Netherlands (endorsed 'flandres' at top) written in French, with manuscript "Post pd. 1 N" (1 shilling) and "6" (sols) charge upon receipt. A clean and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 289 Ireland

    1714 (Sept 24): Entire letter from Cork to Antwerp, Austrian Netherlands endorsed "Pd. to London 10d." at lower left, struck with watery CORK straight line handstamp in brown; with manuscript '6' at right being the amount in sols due upon receipt. Scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 290 Ireland

    1719 (Sept 25): Entire letter from Cork to Antwerp, Austrian Netherlands, endorsed at lower left "Paid to London 10d.", with manuscript '6' sols due upon delivery. Displays well with flap showing place, date and sender at top.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 291 Ireland

    1782 (Nov 18): Entire letter from Dublin to Cognac, France endorsed 'Post Paid' at top, with manuscript '6' (pence) in red ink, Dublin and London strikes of different circular POST / PAID in dull and bright red respectively; circular Bishop Mark "NO/18" of despatch displaying well on flap and circular "D'A/B" (D'Angleterre par Brussels) in blue (Van der Linden fig. 871). Charged '30' sols due in manuscript on delivery (docketed internally Dec 9). A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 292 Italy

    1421 (Nov. 15): Entire lettersheet from Venice adressed to the nobel Francesco Leone, Podesta dell'isola Torcello (Ve), concerning a dept of 50 Libra to be paid. Fine and early letter with attached transcription by Dott.ssa Loretta Piccinini.rnProvenance: Collection P. Vollmeier
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 293 Italy

    1459: Two early merchant's letters to Venice, one bearing dry-stamp secco of the courier service of Ludovico of Mantova (Gonzaga), other dated Dec. 17  from Torino Baldesi in Florence to his Brother Vanimolo Baldes in Venice, both with fine merchant signs.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 294 Italy

    1614 (Dec. 20) Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633): Entire letter with papered seal, written and signed by the Cardinal's own hand, to the Podesta in Alatri, Province of Latium. Fine and rare letter with complete embossed seal showing the cardinals hat crest and coat of arm. The Villa Borghese in Rome begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605–1621) and was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 295 Italy

    1643 (Dec. 20) Marzio Ginetti (1585–1671) Italian Catholic Cardinal and Cardinal Vicar of Rome: Entire letter with papered seal signed by the Cardinal's own hand, to the Bishop of Amelia (Gaudenzio Polo) in Umbria. Fine and rare letter with complete embossed seal showing the cardinals hat crest and coat of arm.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 296 Italy

    1650 (Aug. 30) Doge Francesco da Molin, the 99. Doge of Venice (1646-1655): Vellum manuscript addressed to the Nobel Bernardo Donati, Capitaneo Verone, written and signed by the official secretary  Gio(vanni) Alvise Vincenti with archive note on reverse written by a second hand: "Che si spediscail castellario / del Castel Vecchio a Peschiera". Although the official lead seal is missing, a fine early document with attached transcription by Dott.ssa Loretta Piccinini.rnProvenance: Collection P. Vollmeier
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 297 Italy

    1703 (June 23): Entire letter from Rome to Litchfield, Staffordshire with manuscript Forwarding Agent "Rec'd Amsterdam 25th July 1703 & Forw'd on 27th by your very humble servants Marcus & Le Jolle", with Bishop Mark on reverse "IY/20" in black and manuscript on front panel (8d. deleted) "In all 11d." charge to pay. A fine entire that displays well.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 298 Italy

    1703 (Oct): Entire letter from Rome to Litchfield, Staffordshire with manuscript Forwarding Agent "Livorno at 14.8.1703, Forwarded by your humble servants Gould, Dorman & Harriman", with Bishop Mark on reverse "OC/27" in black and manuscript on front panel (7d. deleted) "In all 1N." (1 shilling) charge to pay. A fine entire that displays well.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 299 Italy

    1768 (Feb 2): Entire letter from Naples to London endorsed 'via Ostend', struck with NAPOLI handstamp (normally used as a provenance marking) in yellow, with London Bishop Mark "FE/26" displaying well on flap and scarce circular "O'CLOCK / 5 / W" Westminster time marking alongside. Charged 1 shilling due in manuscript.  An interesting letter stating that the artist Pietro "Fabris has delivered one picture, for which we have paid him £35, he says another is almost finished which he will bring us very soon..(Gabriele) Ricciardelli had begun several of thos you ordered, but he has been ill for above two months...we have paid Mr. Gorse £42 for the chest of claret, he is gone upon a jaunt to Rome with Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton..".rnrnNote: Pietro Fabris (1740-1792), artist, also under the patronage of Sir William Hamilton.rn         Gabriele Ricciardelli (1690-1777c.), artist, specialised in land and seascapes.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 300 Papal state

    French Occupation of Rome 1779 (June 10): Entire letter from Celano, Rome to Toulouse, struck on despatch with superb oval framed "PORT / PAYÉ / A / ROME" in black, the reverse with manuscript "Affranchi pagato --56 / ½.1 gr.". A superb impression of this extremely rare cancellation, in all probability the finest known.rnrnProvenance: Lugdunum, Lyon, 14 Nov 2009, lot 1.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 301 Sardinia

    1781 (May 21): Entire letter from Genova to Marseille, struck with "ITALIA" handstamp in black (unrecorded by Lenain and Van der Linden), with manuscript '20' sols due on receipt. Rare, with further research necessary.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 302 Italy

    Incoming Mail 1803 (March 1): Printed entire letter from Amsterdam to Palermo, Sicily, struck in transit with superb provenance handstamp in orange (Van der Linden fig. 1648) applied in the Neapolitan P.O. in Rome. Various manuscript rates on front with '12' grana in manuscript and arrival on reverse.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 303 Italy

    1481/1803: Assembly of 15 letters starting with 1481 letter from Venice to Rome, 1577 letter from Mirandola to Rome, 1683 taxed letter 3s.4d. from Bari to Livorno, two letters bearing dry-stamp secco of Udine (Vollmeier 22) and from Rome, 1765 letter to Avio (Tirolo), 1781 letter to Arona showing boxed 'MILAN /F' h.s. in black as well as three taxed items of the period 1784/1803.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 304 Italy

    Transit Mail Italy - France1560/1798: Collection in two volumes, 80 letters from Italy to France showing better entry markings, incl. D'ITALIE in manuscript and handstamp, mail through the Lyon exchange office 15 letters with DE PARIS hs. on letter to Genova, exchange office Genova (12) with fine TOSCANE hs., Aix en Provence (8), Turin (9), French P.O. in Rome (22); as well as Milan office with rare DE LOMBARDIE on letter to Lyon.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 305 Italy

    1600/1805: Selection 18 entire letters starting with Corsini letter from Hamburg to Florence, five letters with markings of the Mantova exchange office (1666/1777), Trient exchange office (2) including letter from Amberg to Brescia (1788), red 'Germania' hs. on 1796 letter from Nuremberg to Napoli, further high boxed 'MILAN/F' hs. in violett, red and blue of which one to Kempten, another to Port Maurice / Genes (forwarded from Zurich) and the third in blue on entire from Augsburg to Torino. A fine group.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 306 Italy

    1646/1805: Album 40 entire letters, incl. 1669 letter showin large 'L' of Lyon to Genova, 1669 letter from Messina to Genova bearing larg 'N' of Napoli together with two entires showing large 'V' of Venice, both to Genova, further a choice selection of diff. handstamps of the Napoli P.O. in Rome with 13 entires showing 'Genova' hs. in black (5) or red (8), 'Germania' (5), 'Milano' in black and red, NAPOLI (3), PALERMO, Roma, Romagna (3) and Toscana (2) in red. Fine.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 307 Latvia Latvija

    Latvia under Swedish rule 1638: Lettersheet from Riga to Stockholm, sent by the council of Riga with an extensive honorific address to "Dem Erlauchten HochWohlgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Jacobo de La Gardie Graffen zur Ekhollm, Herrn zur Dagdö, Kolk, Ryda und Rundsön, Rittern. Königl. Maijtts und Reichs Schweden, Rath, Marsch. Vormundt. Auch General Velthern, Praesidenten des Königl. Kriegs-Gerichts zu Stockholm und Landt Richter in Uplandt p. - Unserem Gnägigen Herrn", reverse with well preserved paper seal, in very good condition. Shown in Harry von Hofmann "Lettland 1625-1915/18 Das Postwesenauf dem Territorium der späteren Republik Lettland", page 11.rnProvenance: Harry von Hofmann collection, 359. Köhler auction (March 2015), lot 5117, offered with his original notes.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 308 Latvia Latvija

    Latvia under Swedish rule 1638 (Okt. 28): Private Lettersheet from Riga to Stockholm, sent with an extensive honorific address by Melcher Droding to "Dhen Wolgebornen Edlen Herrn Clas Flemming Erbgesessener zu Willnäss Uundt Nornäss Der Reich Sweden Rats Admiral Landrichter zu Süder Finland Uund General Stathalter zu Stockholm Meinen Gnädigen Herrn", in fine condition. Shown in Harry von Hofmann "Lettland 1625-1915/18 Das Postwesen auf dem Territorium der späteren Republik Lettland", page 10.rnProvenance: Harry von Hofmann collection, 359. Köhler auction (March 2015), lot 5116.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 309 Latvia Latvija

    Latvia under Swedish rule 1640 (Nov. 10): Lettersheet from Riga to Stockholm, sent with an extensive honorific address to "Dehnen Erlauchten Hoch und Wohlgebornen Herren Hern Praesidenten und Assesoribus Des Hochlöblich & Königl: Ober- & Kriegs Gerichts Zu Stockholm ... Respectiv Hoch Gnädigen Undt Hochgebietenden Herrn Dienst Untertänigst", reverse with well preserved wax seal, backed inside but in general in good condition. rnProvenance: Harry von Hofmann collection, 359. Köhler auction (March 2015), lot 5118, offered with his original notes.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 310 Latvia Latvija

    1699: Entire letter datelined "LINBOW 13 Jan. 1699" to Göttingen, Germany, with superb wax seal SIGILLUM SANIT on reverse. A very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 311 Latvia Latvija

    1781 (Nov 20): Entire letter from Riga to Verviers, struck with ornate framed 'arrow' RIGA handstamp in black (Dobbin 0.04 = 8 pts.) with manuscript 'frco. Wesel' below and reverse showing Russian rate of 45½ kopeks, charged '7' stuyvers due upon receipt. A scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 312 Latvia Latvija

    1786 (July 6): Entire letter from Mitau (now Jelgava) to Hodimont near Verviers, struck on despatch with circular "Crown / MITAU / Posthorn" in black, reverse showing Russian rate of 45½ kopeks, charged '7' stuyvers due upon receipt. A rare and truly exceptional entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 313 Latvia Latvija

    1786 (Oct 3): Entire letter from Riga to Ghent / Gand, endorsed 'via Amsterdam', struck with ornate framed 'arrow' RIGA handstamp in black (Dobbin 0.04 = 8 pts.) with manuscript 'frco. Wesel' below and reverse showing Russian rate of 45½ kopeks, '4' deleted as credit in Cologne / Köln, charged '9' sols due upon receipt. A scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 314 Latvia Latvija

    1720/1778: Selection of four entire letters, incl. Merchant letter from Riga under Swedish rule, endorsed "fr. Emerick" to Amsterdam (1720), 1779 (June 5) letter from RUJEN "p.Riga" to Pernau together with another letter dated 1779, March 8, from Libau to Verviers showing "frco Wesel 45 1/2" in manuscript as well as  1778 letter with boxed RIGA in black and "fr. Wesel" to Verviers. A fine Group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 315 Luxemburg

    1731 (Sept 28): Entire letter from Luxembourg to a grain merchant in Brussels, with manucript "Luxemb." cancellation of despatch at upper right and rate '4' sols due upon arrival. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 316 Luxemburg

    1741 (Sept 28): Entire letter from Luxembourg to a cloth merchant in Brussels, with manucript "Luxemb" cancellation of despatch at upper right and rate '4' sols due upon arrival. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 317 Luxemburg

    1750 (Feb 26): Entire letter from Luxembourg to Brussels struck with good strike of rare "LUXEMB" straight line handstamp in brown and rated '4' sols in manuscript due upon delivery.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 318 Malta

    1663 (Jan 16): Lazara correspondence entire letter from Gio Della Pescalone in Malta to Giovanni de Lazara in Padua, prepaid with red manuscript '6' (soldi) on reverse. The entire would have travelled via Venice by sea and thence overland. Slight soiling but a rare and early entire.rnrnNote: The sender, Gio Della Pescalone, was a Jesuit and the Paduan Nuncio in Venicernrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 319 Malta

    1760 (March 28): Entire letter from Malta to Monopoli near Naples, struck with "Mefsina" straight line provenance handstamp (Van der Linden fig. 1990C = 6 ptd.) applied on arrival in Naples in black. A good strike of this rare marking: earlier than the recorded date and unrecorded in this colour by VDL.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 320 Malta

    1766 (April 8 and 15): Entire letter from Rome to Malta, the original added to one week later in a different hand, carried via Naples and Messina (Sicily) to Malta, with "Roma" straight line handstamp in yellow (as Van der Linden fig. 2450B, this being the un-illustrated type) applied in Naples and docketing on side panel at left "1.8" (1 taro, 8 piccoli ?). Acid ink fault at base but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 321 Malta

    1767 (Dec 15): Entire letter from Malta to Grenoble, struck with fine two line MARSEILLE / DE MALTHE handstamp in black (Lenain #20), an early usage of this scarce marking. Taxed '10' sols in manuscript on obverse. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 322 Malta

    1783 (Oct 11): Entire letter written in German from Malta to Heilbronn endorsed 'par Augsbourg', addressed to a 'Senateur de la Ville libre et Imperiale de Heilbronn', mailed via Messina with provenance handstamp MESSINA applied in yellow in transit at Naples (Van der Linden fig. 1990D, earliest recorded use by five years). Manuscript '10' (grana) for Naples with manuscript 'd'Italie' alongside, '8' (kreuzer) for Austrian charge at Innsbruck and '16' kreuzer total due in red crayon on arrival. A very rare entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 323 Monaco

    1741 (Sept 28): Entire letter from Porto Maurizio to Marseille, with manuscript notation "De Monaco" at upper left and charged '4' (sols) to pay upon receipt. Slight unobtrusive acid ink fault, a scarce entire.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, May 2005, lot 2937.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 324 Monaco

    1785 (April 3): Entire letter from Sedan to Porto Maurizio via Monaco with superb SEDAN straight line despatch in red (Lenain 6a), manuscript '17' sols rate on front. Forwarded on arrival in Monaco with manuscript Agent displaying well on flap "Monaco 14 April 1785" to Porto Maurizio with '4' sols in manuscript at left for this leg of the journey. A rare and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 325 Monaco

    1787 (July 24): Entire letter from Menton to Lyon with manuscript "De Monaco" at upper left and charged '13' sols due upon receipt.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 326 Netherlands

    1603 (Oct 14): Entire letter from Rotterdam to Jalhay, addressed 'Au S. Berthelost, De Champ Griffier, A Jalhan audit, Jalhan', with red "V" (5 patars) rate marking at base. Slight soiling and internal age faults not affecting appearance of an attractive early entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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