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  • Lot# : 1229 Poland

    Russo - Polish War 1666: Two entire lettersheets from East Prussia to Gerhard Ahasverus Count of Lehndorff (1637-1688), Officer in the King's Guard in Warsaw, one dated Oct. 8 from Ludwigsdorf (probably Lodwigowo) the other dated Dec. 29 and sent from Hohenstein (probably Olsztynek), both with fine wax seals on reverse and with full text transcriptions attached. A fine scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1230 Poland

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    Catalogue# : U7
    1860: Stationery envelope with the 10 kop. indicium at top left, cancelled in squares with "WARSAWA 14 / 11" cds in red alongside, sent to Moscow. The cover shows on reverse in Russian and French the handwritten text "Read in the secret office of the General mster of Police in the Realm of Poland, Warsaw 11/23 November 1864 (closed with wax seal of the Police Chief)". Cover with some tear and wear but a most interesting censorship item.rnNote: A Polish censored envelope used during the aftermath of the 1863/63 Polish uprising, which came to an end in April 1864.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1231 Poland

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    Catalogue# : 42
    1919 (Jan 10): Krakow issue 90 h. red-carmine with "POCZTA / POLSKA" ovpt., a fresh and fine adhesive with good perforation and full unmounted og. Signed 'Filatelia Krakow' and 'E.A.S. Varshav' Mi = € 1'500. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1232 Poland

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    Catalogue# : P 474
    1947: Swiat Pracy Fisherman 15 zl blue, first stage die proof in sepia with the background lines missing, signed by the engraver Charles-Paul Dufresne, one of the famous French post-war engravers. Also Epreuve de luxe of the Atelier de fabrication des Timbres-Poste Paris.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 1233 Poland

    1915/1990: Collection in mint and used condition in Albums and on pages from the beginning of modern Poland. It starts with single essays for the first issue in unadopted designs and a good run of local issues after the first war. There is a selection of Stadtpost locals from Warzawa, Predborz and Zarki. A cover from Lublin franked 50 H. green Mi. 27 with additional franking is prominent in the Austian overprint section. After World War II, there is a good section of overprint issues, minature sheets and a fine run into the modern era, all is packed in a box.
    Starting bid : 900 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1234 Poland

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    1945/60: Lot souvenir and miniature sheets incl. 1946 BIE four souvenir sheets unmounted og and two used, the set of three in miniature sheets unmounted og, 1948 Polish Culture, three souvenir sheets unmounted og, 160th anniversary of the US constitution, the souvenir sheet unmounted og, one used and one cover, 1950 Polish culture, three used Souvenir sheets with 'groszy' overpts, US constitution with 'groszy' ovpt, one unmounted and three used souvenir sheets, 1954 Polish Philatelist meeting souvenir sheets mint, 1960 100th anniversary of Polish stamps, compl. set of five in miniature sheets, also 1945 Eagle ovpt. '1.50 zl'. A strong lot, two certs. Mi = € 29'670 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1235 Portugal

    1648 (Oct. 17): Joao IV King of Portugal (1604-1656), King's letter written in Alcantara (Lisbon) and signed 'Rey', entire lettersheet with waver wax seal addressed to A. Ruy Governador das Armas da Provincia de Trallosmontes (Tras-os-Montes 'behind the mountains') located in the northeastern corner of the country. Transcription of complete portuguese text attached. A fine, historical document. John the Restorer, so his nickname, whose reign lasting from 1640 until his death, led to the Portuguese "restoration" of independence from Spanish rule and established the house of Braganza on the Portuguese throne.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1236 Portugal

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    Catalogue# : 12/I
    1862/64: Luis I, 5 r. deep brown, Die III, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), large margins all round, some minor age spots at top and on superb large part og. on reverse. A very scarce and attractive multiple Mi = € 1'440+.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 1237 Portugal

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    Catalogue# : 653 Proof
    1943: Caravel 1 E. lilac-red, an imperforate Plate Proof block of eight (2 x 4) from lower right corner of the sheet, with manuscript "Esta tasca foi impressa.." in margin; fresh and very fine, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1238 Portugal

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    Catalogue# : 203 Proofs
    Mozambique Company 1937: Waterlow Proofs (3) for the 10 c. red & ultramarine value with original Proof in issued colour with small security punch-hole and applied to card (34 x 48) with "Approved l/d (letter dated) 4/1/37", and imperforate Plate Proofs with large security punch-holes for Frame Only in a block of four and the completed design in a block four, these last with large part or unmounted og. A very scarce trio, illustrated in Edition D'Or LXV on page 29.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1239 Portugal

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    Catalogue# : 213 Proofs
    Mozambique Company 1937: Waterlow Proofs (3) for the 85 c. brown-red & black, with an imperforate "Frame Only" Proof block of eight and the completed design, imperforate Proof in a matching block of eight, together with a marginal block of nine as issued with manuscript "File Copy 220535" in ink in margin, all with security punch-holes, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Scarce. Illustrated in Edition D'Or LXV on page 52.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1240 Portugal

    1853/1959; Two volume collection with better sets and values used/unused, incl. 1853/66 imperf. values (20), 1894 Prince Henry the Navigator compl.set of 13 used, 1898 Vasco da Gama unused, 1910 King Manuel unused, 1911 Vasco da Gama unused, 1925 Castello-Branco Centenary up to  10 E unused and 20 E. used, 1926/28 Independence Issues unused as well as the 1940/49 miniature sheets unused. A fine collection Mi. = € 5'500+.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1241 Portugal

    1853/2000: Powerful collection in mint and used beginning with imperf classics containg a multitude of valuable stamps, many of the early issues are signed Diena. A special mention deserve the 1866 Louis imperf issue which is contained twice in very fine used condition. 1893 Provisorio overprints, 1895 San Antonio and much else. The strength of this collection lies in the issues before 1950. A second volume of Portuguese Colonies contains much of interest which will reward the specialist.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1242 Portugal

    1860/1980ca: Lot hundreds stamps used/unused from Louis definitives incl. betters sets unmounted og from the 1930s such as 1940 Portugese Legion or Rowland Hill.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1243 Portugal

    1940/52c: Selection of better used/unused sets and souvenir sheets incl. 1940 Portugese Legion souvenir sheet mint (2), Indepence souvenir sheet used, Rowland Hill souvenir sheet used/unused, 1941 Local costumes souvenir sheets used/unused, 1948/49 Caravelle definitives in blocks of four with unmounted og and 1952 OTAN set of two in marginal blocks of six with unmounted og. Mi = € 8'200+ following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1244 Portugal

    1680/1853: The award winning eight frame exhibit (128 pages / 235 covers) with a superb early study of routes and rates including entire letter 1680 from Lisbon to Livorno, 1694/1734 entires to Aberdeen, Antwerp, Leyden and Amsterdam, 1795 entire with PORTVGAL entry marking to Nuremberg and 1801 strike in red; internal mail from 1801 entire to Braga with “COR° EXTRAORD / LISBOA” in black (ten known), further town markings of Lisboa, Agueda, Albufeira, Alcoentre, Aldeia Galega, Almeida, Amarante, Arcos de Valdevez, Alvaiazere, Atouguia da Baleia, Barcellos, Batalha, Beja, Braga, Bragança, Cabeceiras, Caldas, Cartaxo, Carvalhos, Castelo Branco, Chaves, Coimbra, Covilhã, Elvas, Estremoz, Evora, Faro, Feira, Figueira, Golegan, Guarda, Guimaraes, Lagoa, Lagos (one of five known), Lamego, Loulé, Mangualde, Moita,  Mortagoa, Nazareth, Oliveira de Azeméis, Ponte de Lima, Penafiel, Pezo da Regoa, Porto, Santa Comba Dão, Santarem, Santo Thyrso, Setubal, Thomar, Torres Vedras (earliest known), Trancoso, Valenca, Vianna do Castello, Vianna do Minho, Villa do Conde, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Villa Real and Viseu - in straight line or framed format in black, blue red or green with many strikes being the earliest or latest dates known, generally all are very fine strikes; thereafter with rare SEGURA registration handstamps incl. 1816 entire with Official Royal letter with SEGURA / LISBOA in black sent in the first weeks of D. João VI reign, reg’d strikes from Coimbra, Guarda in black, blue and in red, Ponte de Barca in red (earliest known), oval Lisbon in blue and in red, Villa Franca de Xira in blue (in use for ten months), Leiria in blue; “Emendouse.O.Porte” rate inspector’s markings from Lisbon and Porto; study of the FRANCA straight line or framed handstamps (7); Overseas mail with entires to/from Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, GB, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, USA, Uruguay; further study of mail from Madeira; Angra, Ponta Delgada (Ilhas) and Sao Miguel in the Azores; a study of British Packets from 1800 to 1850 with ‘P.BRIT’ handstamps etc., fine framed GIBRALTAR noted, Mail carried by other Foreign ships with “C. Est de N.” handstamps, 1813 entire from Brazil with COR° MARITIMO in black etc. A truly exceptional collection beautifully displayed in choice condition. Viewing is a pleasure.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1245 Portuguese Colonies

    1878/1924c: Collection of 236 stationery postcards, letter cards and envelopes from Portugese colonies, primarily in unsed condition incl. Azores, Angra, Horta, Ponte Delgada, and Timor.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1246 Portuguese Colonies

    Portugese Colonies in Africa 1881/1970c: Lot 15 covers incl. Cabo Verde 1881 via London to Italy with 100 reis franking, 1905 Sao Vincente via Lisbon to Germany, Mozambique 1913 Beira via Rhodesia and the Cape to London, 1898 stationery postcard Lourenco Marques to Switzerland, 1919 two registered covers from the French consulate with combined definitive and war tax frankings via London to Paris, also 1943 Angoche to Switzerland with British and German censorship strips and some post-war usages.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1247 Romania

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    1858 (July 21): Bull's Heads 27 parale black on rose laid paper, an example with good to huge margins and fresh colour, cancelled by two part strikes of "GALATZ 10/9" cds in blue (Kiriac fig. 277). The stamp shows minute modifications on the reverse, an attractive example of this desirable stamp due to its excellent colour, ideal cut and fresh appearance. Opinion Heimbüchler (2000); cert. A. Diena (1968), Bloch (1971) Mi = € 15'000.rnReference: Described and depicted in Heimbüchler - Bull's Heads of Moldavia on pp. 278-279.rnProvenance: King Farouk collection, Hamers (Feb. 1954); Robson Lowe (Sept 1965); Harmers Rooke N.Y. (July 1971); Rudolf Steltzer sale (Jan. 2001), lot 1344.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1248 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    1858 (July 21): Bull's Heads 54 parale green on greenish laid paper, an attractive used example cancelled by partial "GALATZ 10/9" cds in blue (Kiriac fig. 277). Fresh colour, margins large all round. Small defects in the margin, partially corrected. Signed Richter and Ebel; cert. Heimbüchler (1987) Mi = € 6'000.rnReference: Described and illustrated in Heimbüchler - Bull's Heads of Moldavia on pp. 318-319. rnProvenance: Grobe auction (Oct 1987); 190. Corinphila sale (May 2014), lot 1124.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1249 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    1858 (July 21): Bull's Heads 54 parale green on greenish laid paper, an attractive used example cancelled by partial "GALATZ 14/10" cds in red (Kiriac fig. 279). Fresh colour and fair to enormous margins all round. Large thin on the reverse, strongly but skillfully repaired, a new find not yet listed in the Heimbüchler handbook. Cert. Gmach (2015) Mi = € 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1250 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    1858 (July 21): Registered Cover front from Bakeu to Jassy bearing Bull's Heads 54 parale green on greenish laid paper, a single example cut round as usual for Bakeu, tied by "BAKEU 2/9 MOLDOVA" cds in greenish blue (Kiriac fig. 271). The large part letter front was partly reinforced and the address somewhat retouched, it shows a straight line RECEPISSE in blue, the part reverse has "JASSY 5/9 MOLDOVA" arrival cds in red. In spite of its imperfections, a desirable registered letter with 54 parale for a registered letter with a distance of less than 125 km. Cert. Heimbüchler (1996) Mi = € 6'000+.rnReference: Described and illustrated in Heimbüchler - Bull's Heads of Moldavia on pp. 304-305. rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Feb 1963; Collection Léon, Robson Lowe, Oct. 1966, lot 1279; Collection 'Moldavitza', Corinphila sale 125, Dec 2000, lot 1078; Corinphila sale 133, June 2002, lot 1782.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1251 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 3
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    1858 (July 21): Bull's Heads 81 parale deep blue on blue wove paper, a used example of nice appearance but repaired and rebacked, cancelled by "FOKSCHANI 9/." cds in blue (Kiriac fig. 275) and trace of red crayon characteristic for Fokschani. Very rare and so far only 26 used examples of this classic rarity recorded, seven of them from Fokschani. Cert. Heimbüchler (2001) Mi = € 48'000.rnReference: Described and illustrated in Heimbüchler - Bull's Heads of Moldavia on pp. 370-371. rnProvenance: Galerie Helbing, München (June 1914); 133. Corinphila sale (June 2002), lot 1783.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1252 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 4
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    1858 (July 21): Bull's Heads 108 parale blue on rose horizontally laid paper, a magnificent large margined used example of delightful aspect, cancelled by JASSY ./.0 MOLDOVA cds in red with inverted date slug (Kiriac fig. 279). Minor repaired thin behind the 'T' of 'PORTO' and a small nick in the margin at base do not affect at all the appearance of this appealing stamp showing great clarity of impression. A rarity with just 2574 printed. A stamp for the connoisseur. Signed Kosack, Bela Szekula & Emilio Diena; certs. Enzo Diena (1994), Heimbüchler (2000) Mi = EUR 15'000. rnReference: Described and illustrated in Heimbüchler - Bull's Heads of Moldavia on pp. 394-395. rnProvenance: Bela Szekula (Oct. 1927); Moldavitza collection, 125. Corinphila sale (Dec 2000), lot 1085.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1253 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 5 y I K
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 5 pa. black on white wove paper, an unused vertical tête-bêche pair, with fresh colour, good to large margins all round with large part, lightly cracked og. Horizontal crease between stamps, a delightful multiple Mi = € 900.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1254 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a y K
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    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 40 pa. deep blue on white wove paper, an unused block of four with two vertical tête-bêche pairs, of intense deep colour, good to large margins all round with large part, lightly cracked og. Horizontal crease between stamps, somewhat reinforced by hinge, one insignificant spot on top, still a delightful and scarce multiple. Cert. Heimbüchler (2000) Mi = € 1'600.rnProvenance: Collection 'Moldavitza', Corinphila sale 125, Dec 2000, lot 1124.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1255 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, a fresh example with strong colour and fair to ample margins, just shaved at base, perfectly tied by attractive "JASSY 26/3 MOLDOVA" (Kiriac fig. 279) in blue to piece. Some wrinkles when affixed, nevertheless a desirable item. Signed Sophie Mantow Berlin (1905c).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1256 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, a fresh example with regular large margins all round, neatly tied by framed FRANCO / TEKOUTCI handstamp (Kiriac fig. 320) in blue to piece. Light filing fold, nearly invisible at left just mentioned for accuracy. Signed Köhler.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1257 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, a splendid example with large to enormous margins all round, neatly tied by framed FRANCO / GALATZ handstamp (Kiriac fig. 308) in black to piece. Exceptional. Cert. Eichele (2004).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1258 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, a fresh horizontal strip of three with strong colour and good to enormous margins all round, tied to piece by FOLTISCHENI 27/4 MOLDOVA (Kiriac fig. 276) in blue and straight line RECEPISSE, both in the same blue. Vertical filing fold between second and third stamp, a marvelous showpiece. Signed Bolaffi.rnProvenance: Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec. 2006, lot 20042.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1259 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
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    1859c (Nov 9): Cover from Jassy to Galatz bearing Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, an example with large to huge margins all round, lightly tied by oval framed FRANCO / JASSY handstamp (Kiriac fig. 311) in blue , JASSY 11/9 MOLDOVA cds alongside in the same colour, reverse with GALATZ 13/9 MOLDOVA arrival cds in black. A delightful and rare cover. Signed Friedl. Cert. Heimbüchler (1999).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cornelia', Corinphila sale 149, Feb 2007, lot 5015.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1260 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 6 a x
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    1859 (Jan 7): Cover from Galatz to Berlad from the Theologo correspondence bearing Moldavia 40 pa. blue on thin bluish wove paper, an example with fair to good margins, lightly tied by GALATZ 7/1 MOLDOVA cds in blue (Kiriac fig. 277). A fine and rare cover, signed A. Diena. Certificates Sottoriva (2005), Heimbüchler (2005).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1261 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7 a y K
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 80 pa. brick-red on white wove paper, an unused vertical tête-bêche pair with vivid colour, good to large margins all round with large part, lightly cracked og. Horizontal crease between stamps as usual, a delightful and very rare multiple Mi = € 3'000.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1262 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7 a y
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 80 pa. brick-red on thin white wove paper, a marvelous large margined example with vivid deep colour, cancelled by clear framed FRANCO / GALATZ handstamp (Kiriac fig. 308) in black. A showpiece, signed A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec 2006, lot 20093.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1263 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7 a y
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    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 80 pa. brick-red on thin white wove paper, a fresh and fine example with vivid deep colour and good to large margins, tied to piece by clear framed FRANCO / PIATRA handstamp (Kiriac fig. 318) in blue. Attractive stamp. Opinion Heimbüchler (2004).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1264 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7 a y
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 80 pa. brick-red on thin white wove paper, two large margined examples with vivid deep colour, cancelled by clear framed FRANCO / TEKOUTCI handstamp (Kiriac fig. 320) in blue. Some wrinkles just mentioned for accuracy, attractive item.rnProvenance: Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec. 2006, lot 20098.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 1265 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7 a y
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 80 pa. brick-red on thin white wove paper, two examples with deep colour and good to large margins, cancelled on piece by light framed FRANCO / BAKEU handstamp (Kiriac fig. 301) in red with "BAKEU 12/2 MOLDOVA cds in red alongside. Some wrinkles as usual, attractive item.rnProvenance: Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec. 2006, lot 20090.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1266 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 7ay
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    Correspondence from Moldavia to Wallachia 1860 (March 15): Registered Cover from Jassy, Moldavia via Galatz to Braila in Wallachia bearing Moldavia 1858 80 pa. vermilion on white paper, a fresh and fine adhesive with good to large margins and vivid colour, tied by oval FRANCO JASSY datestamp (Kiriac fig. 311) in red, RECEPISSE and "JASSY MOLDOVA 15 / 3" cds (Kiriac fig. 279), both in red alongside. Reverse with transit "GALATZ MOLDOVA 17 / 3" cds (Kiriac fig. 277) in blue. Horizontal and vertical filing folds well away from stamp and postmark, nevertheless a fine and scarce item. Signed Pfenniger; handwritten opinion Heimbüchler (2003); cert. Gmach (2020).rnNote: The 80 pa. stamp pays fully the postage of 40 püa. plus 40 pa. for the registration fee in Moldavia. As Moldavian stamps were not valid in Wallachia, additional postage had to be paid in cash, either by the sender upon despatch or lateron along the journey. This is an extremely rare usage, maybe unique. 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1267 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 5yI,6ay,6by,7ay
    1858 (Nov): Moldavia 5 pa. black type II with broken frame, 40 pa. two examples in shades green blue and blue as well as 80 pa. brick-red, four fresh unused examples on white paper with large to enormous margins on all sides, of good colour, large part og., one 40 pa. with thin on top, 80 pa. with two marginal corner folds, but an appealing group Mi = € 1'240.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1268 Romania

    1858 (Nov): Moldavia issue, lot three pieces incl. 40 pa. blue on white and 80 pa. on white (2), three good to large margined examples, tied by 'JASSY/MOLDOVA' in red and ultramarine, respectively or framed FRANCO / ROMAN handstamp in blue. An interesting and desirable trio.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1269 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 8/Ix
    1862: Handstruck from single Dies, 3 pa. yellow on white wove paper, a superb pair with large margins all round cancelled by oval framed FRANCO / JASSY handstamp in blue (Kiriac fig. 311). Most attractive, signed A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec. 2006, lot 20108.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1270 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 9/I x a K
    1862: Handstruck from single Dies, 6 pa. red on white wove paper, the mint block of eight examples (4 x 2), showing four vertical tête-bêche pairs of fine fresh colour and large part original gum. Small gum irregularities but a rare multiple Mi = € 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1271 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 9/Ixb
    1862: Handstruck from single Dies, 6 pa. carmine-red on white wove paper, a superb strip of three with enormous margins all round cancelled by GALATZ 4/1 MOLDOVA cds in black (Kiriac fig. 277). An exceptional multiple.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer, New York, Nov. 1957, lot 461; Collection Tomasini, David Feldman, Dec. 2006, lot 20125.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1272 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 9/Ix
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    United Principalities 1862/64: 6 pa. red handstruck from single Dies on thin wove paper, five single adhesives with fair to good margins, tied by "TIRGOVISTEA 14 / 7" cds's (Kiriac fig. 354) to cover front directed to Bucharest. The adhesives cut out of the sheet and glued one aside the other, partially overlapping. Horizontal and vertical filing folds, one slightly touching the third stamp from left. Minor irregularities as to be expected from such a mass franking, nevertheless an impressive presentation of the 30 parale office to office rate. Signed Heimbüchler; cert. Gmach (2020).rnNote: Another comparable mass franking of the 6 parale from Tirgovistea is known, this time ten examples to pay either a double rate cover or a registered single rate cover, sold as part of the Cornelia collection in the Corinphila sale 149 (Feb 2007), lot 5054. Interestingly, both items were despatched on the same day (July 14) and presumably in the same year, the Cornelia item shows the handwritten number '156', the present item the number '157', both in an identical handwriting. This suggests either a shortage of 30 parale stamps in Tirgovistea at that time or - more probably - a usage of the 6 parale stamps which were not needed on local letters in small cities such as Tirgovistea. One cannot exclude that also the present item was part of a registered cover with the registration fee franking on the back and a RECEPISSE handstamp missing.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1273 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 10/IIKa+Kb
    1864: Plate printed 30 pa. deep blue on thin white wove paper, the unused sheet of 40 subjects with middle row "Turned Sideways" and central pair "tête-bêche", two age spots from full original gum Mi = € 500+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1274 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 10/Ix
    1862: Handstruck from single Dies, 30 pa. blue on white wove paper, a fresh and fine example with good to large margins cancelled by rare "BRAILA 15/3" ornamental 'cu agrafa' cds handstamp in red (Kiriac fig. 368). Attractive.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1275 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 10/I
    1862: United principalities Handstruck from single Dies 30 pa. blue, attractive lot four single examples on different papers with different shades and cancellations, incl. on horizontally laid paper (Mi 10/Iz) a superb item with crisp GALATZ cds; on wove paper (10/Ix), three large margined examples with framed FRANCO/PIATRA in blue and oval framed FRANCO/JASSY in black, as well as one single with wreathed "....IU" part strike in blue. 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1276 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 10/Ix
    1862: Handstruck from single Dies, 30 pa. blue on white wove paper, a fresh and fine strip of three with fair to large margins cancelled by framed FRANCO / BOTOSCHENI handstamp in black (Kiriac fig. 304). Attractive.rnProvenance: Collection 'Cornelia', Corinphila sale 149, Feb. 2007, lot 5061.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1277 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 10/Ix
    1863c (May 2): Cover from Câmpulung to Bucharest bearing Handstruck from single Dies, 30 pa. blue on white wove paper, a fresh and fine example with fair to large margins, tied by "CAMPU-LUNG 2/5" 'star' cds in black (Kiriac fig. 343), an additional information strike alongside. Reverse with Bucureci arrival cds (May 6). An attractive item, a rare usage from a small office, as Câmpulung received just 4'992 examples of this adhesive (Heimbüchler handbook 2, p. 109). Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1278 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 14y
    1866: 2 pa. black on yellow thin paper, the complete sheet of 200 stamps with the four blank spaces at upper right of sheet, Stone A, folded several times between the stamp rows in horizontal orientation and twice in vertical orientation, this has lead to some splitting and a few marginal imperfections. However the format is important with the twenty stamps in the last two vertical columns beneath the blank spaces being Transfer Types: 1-2 / 4-5 repeated to the lower right corner block of four which is Transfer Types 1-2 / 4-5 too. Large part and mostly unmounted og. An extraordinary full sheet Mi = € 8'000.rnNote: Following Heimbüchler, plate A on thin paper is characterized by a combination of five blocks of the Transfer Types 1-2 / 4-5 in the two last vertical columns. Plate B shows the Transfer Types 3-3 / 6-6 in the lower right position.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1279 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 18
    1868: 3 b. violet, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1872 Printed Matter entire letter to District Doljui, Craiova tied by "Bucuresci" cds (Kiriac fig. 522) in black with framed 'PD' at right. Reverse with Craiova cds in blue. The entire stained along folds at edges but the adhesive fine: a rare franking.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1280 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 23
    1869: 15 bani red, a fine example with fair to good margins used on 1872 entire letter from Jassy to Itzkany carried at the reduced 'Border Rate' tariff, tied by JASSY / SERA datestamp (10/1) in black (Kiriac fig. 468). Framed 'PD' below and reverse with 'Itzkany Bahnhof' arrival (11/1) in black. Fresh and fine, a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1281 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 41
    1872: Paris printing, an unused example and a used pair on piece; together with three covers to Vienna, each bearing single example from "Calarasi", "Craiova" and a very scarce usage from "Verciorova", all cancelled in blue.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 1282 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 133a
    1902 (May 4): Illustrated and embossed postcard from Bucharest to Graz bearing 1900 King Carol 10 b. rose tied by BUCURESCI cds, another information strike and light GRAZ grill arrival datestamp (May 6) alongside. An appealing item.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1283 Romania

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    Catalogue# : I-XI
    1906: Bucharest Jubilee Exhibition, the set of eleven values unused all overprinted "SE" in black, unused with typical varying centering, part og. Scarce Mi = € 650.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1284 Romania

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    Catalogue# : lock 5+8spez.
    1940: 100th. Birthday of King  Karl I, two mint souvenir sheets showing private surcharge "BERLIN 1940/ROMA 1940", one of them inverted and the other doubled, rare and said to be the two only copies in existence (?).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1285 Romania

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    Catalogue# : P 6
    1888 (Jan 2): Unpaid Cover from Bucharest to Spineni, taxed upon arrival with double deficiency of 30 bani, franked with bisected 60 bani due brown, tied by Spineni cds (Jan 16) in red, another information strike on reverse. Strong vertical fold well away from stamp and postmarks, already torn at base, nevertheless an interesting usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1286 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 8-10
    1862/64: United Principalities, lot of primarily mint adhesives and multiples incl. hand-struck from single Dies 3 pa. yellow in a horizontal strip of three and a block of four with two vertical tête-bêche pairs, 6 pa. red in a strip of five and in a vertical tête-bêche pair, 30 pa. blue in a vertical tête-bêche pair, 3 pa. & 30 pa. single adhesives also on horizontally laid paper. Printed from Plates 3 pa. yellow in a pair, one stamp printed sideways, 6 pa. red in a block of seven with two stamps printed sideways. Also 6 pa. red cancelled in ROMAN and pair 30 pa. blue cancelled by 'cu agrafa' cds of BUCURESCII.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1287 Romania

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    1862/64: Collection with 3 pa. yellow handstruck in an oily unused block 6 pa. with handstruck strip of five unused with large margins but small tear in margin (signed A. Diena), 6 pa. machine printed with blocks showing "Stamp turned Sideways" varieties;  30 pa. blue used (18) and on covers/entire letters (7), with fine cancellation study with "Bucuresci" datestamps struck in red (2), fine example with large oval FRANCO / JASSY and another with the small oval handstamp, both in black; framed "Franco / Folticheni", "Franco / Piatra" (2), "Franco / Roman" lin black, single with oily strike of "PP" in red; covers (8) with single examples cancelled by "Bakeu" with cds's in black, "Fokschani" cds, "Braila" cds in blue with boxed 'Franco' adjacent and Bucharest usage to Tirgovistea (cert. Brun). Condition varies but some fine items present (61 items).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1288 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 11-13
    1865: Prince Cuza collection on leaves incl. different shades and papers in mint condition, also all three values cancelled with network grill obliterator, with 2 pa. and 5 pa. ex 'Sarah' collection, the 20 pa. also on cover, cancellation interest with rare ROMAN / MOLDOVA cds in blue and elusive cancellation of the Austrian P.O. in BUCAREST. Unissued Cuza issue in addition.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1289 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 11/13
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    1865: Cuza issue, the range with 2 pa. orange unused (9), and 2 pa. yellow unused (3), 5 pa. blue unused (7) and a fine used example; 20 pa. red unused (11, one with fault) and used examples (11), some cancellation interest; also Cuza unissued, sets of three values (3).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1290 Romania

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    1866: Lithographed issue, the large selection with 2 pa. black on yellow unused on thick paper, 2 pa. unused onthin paper (18, one with "Scratch behind head" variety; 2 pa. used (6), 5 pa. black on blue (14), 20 pa. black on rose unused (13) and used (16, three on thick paper), one cancelled solely by "DUPA / PLACARE" handstamp in blue. An interesting selection of high catalogue value.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1291 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 17/20
    1868/70: The selection with 4 b. pale blue unused and used (2), 2 b. orange unused (8) and used (24, incl. a single used with part "Recomandee / Galatz" handstamp, pair used in Jassy and a fine horizontal strip of three, 3 b. violet (shades) with unused (5) and used (16), 4 b. deep blue used (7), fine range of the 18 b. rose-red (shades) with used (56) showing some excellent cancellation interest with singles showing "Recomandee / Galatz", part 'Recomandee' in blue, fine strikes of complete "Alexandria" cds on piece, "Calarasi" in black together with two cover front and a cover from Pitesti.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1292 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 21/25
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    1869: Without Beard, the selection of the issue with 5 b. orange unused (4) all with four margins, 5 b. used (15, six are cancelled in blue); 10 b. blue (shades) with unused (6) and used (57, incl. two pairs and a strip of three, cancellation interest); 15 b. vermilion unused (7) and used (31, incl. a fine pair with "Slatina" thimble datestamps in blue), 25 b. orange & blue unused (3) and used (27) and 50 b. blue & red unused (2) and used (43), condition varies but many stamps present with viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1293 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 26/28+32/34
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    1871/72: With Beard, the selection of the imperforate issue with 5 b. red unused (6, all four margins) and used (44, incl. neat strikes of Berlad, Braila, Folticeni, Galati, Roman small datestamps in black or blue) and four sungle examples (incl. one with lower sheet margin and another with a 'Dupa / Placare' handstamp) each used on a registration receipt; 10 b. yellow unused (5, all with four margins) and used (24, eleven cancelled in blue); 25 b. brown unused (3) and used (23); 1872 perf. 5 b. red unused and used (6), 10 b. blue unused and used (5) and 25 b. brown unused (4) and used (7), condition varies but generally fine appearance throughout.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1294 Romania

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    Catalogue# : 29/I+29/II
    1871: New Stones, selection with 10 b. blue (Type I) used examples (9) and 10 b. ultramarine (Type II) unused /7) and used (6) and 15 b. red used (6), generally fair to fine examples. A highly catalogued group and scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1295 Romania

    1872/89: Collection in album with covers, proofs, multiples and varieties, covers incl. uprated stationery abroad, local and registered items with cancel interest, fine section of stamps with proofs and blocks of four, 1885/88 includes mint values to 50 bani (2 blocks of four), fine and interesting old time lot offered intact.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1296 Romania

    1879/1968: Collection in three Albums with some specialisation in 1893 King Karl I issue including some postal history. This is followed by a good run run to World War I including the 1903 Bucharest Post office issue Mi 154-160 in mint condition. Thereafter a large number of miniature sheets and many good thematic issues. High catalogue value. 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1297 Russia

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    Catalogue# : MH 4a
    1913: Romanov booklet for St. Petersburg with cover in light grey incl. three blocks of six stamps of the 1 kop., 3 kop. and 7 kop. denominations each. The blocks of six were detached from the cover but the connecting selvedge is still intact. Rare. 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1298 Russian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 21x
    1904 (March 31): Picture postcard with a Metelin motif and directed to the Dardanelles bearing 1900 pair 10 PARA on 2 kop. green on horizontally laid paper, tied by "ROPiT MITELIN" cds in violet (Tchilinghirian fig. 143). On obverse additional rare oval "ROPiT AG. DARDANELLY 3 APR. 1904" arrival datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 137) in bluish black. Fine card to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1299 Russian Levant

    Russian Levant 1879/1912: small mint and used collection incl. 1900 '4 Para' on 1 K. used pair and '10 Para' on 2 K., each with variety 'inverted surcharge', mint and used multiples, interpanneau blocks, selection of overprints  with names of various cities incl. Jaffa, Kerrasunde, Constantinople, Jerusalem etc., many unmounted and in multiples, housed in a small stockbook..
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1300 Russian P.O. in China

    1899/1920: Lot 100+ stamps used/unused incl. 1899 with 1 kop., 2 kop. and 5 kop. with inverted ovpt. KITAI, rare 1904 10 kop. blue on vertically laid paper unused, 1910 issue with imperf. stamps and inverted overprints up to the high values, and the 1920 issue. Mi = € 3'800+ following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1301 Soviet Union

    1982 (Nov. 2): Printed envelope addressed to Anatolij Berezovoy on board of Soyuz T-7 together with entire letter written by his son Sergheij on which his father reply inbetween the written lines, envelope with pentagonal Star City handstamp in blue with Certificate of authenticity issued by Anatolij Nikolaievich Berezovoy, the 51. Pilot Cosmonaut, stating this letter is one of in total 23 letters which had been carried on board to Orbital Station Saljut 7, signed by Berezovoy and dated Star City April 10th 1999, rare Earth - Space - Earth correspondence, as family correspondence not listed in Hopferwieser, signed Bolaffi (2004). Berezovoy was selected 1970 as cosmonaut and in 1982 he flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5 on the first mission to the Salyut 7 space station, returning to Earth on the Soyuz T-7 after 211 days 9 hours. He retired on 31 October 1992 due to age. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Deputy President of Russian Space Federation.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1302 Soviet Union

    1865/1957: Accumulation of varieties and minor errors, missprints and the like on stock pages, together with a range of mint such as 1934 airmail two sets, one unmounted, 1938 Polar expedition and other values. In addition some Russia also with varieties.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1303 Soviet Union

    1924/1952: Accumulation of unmounted sowjet era stamps on stock pages including 20th aniversary of the 1905 revolution Mi 302-304, 1924 workers imperf and many later issues, as well as complete unmounted sheets of 100 stamps Gagra Mi. 1042 and Maxim Gorki 1045/1046.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1304 Soviet Union

    1940/60: Lot hundreds of commemorative issues in multiples, primarily in used condition, stored in glasines. Mi = € 18'700 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1305 Soviet Union

    1923/37: Collection stamps and souvernir sheets with varieties in primarily mint/unmounted og condition incl. 1924 Limonka, 1924 Lenigrad flood charity issue 12 + 40 kop. blue with inverted ovpt (Mi 264xK), 1924 Airmail stamps with inverted ovpts (Mi 268K-270K), 1927 Esperanto imperforated, 1930 Wolchov hydroelectric power plant imperforated, 1935 Levanevskij ovpt used, and 1937 Pushkin souvenir sheet on normal paper used. Better items with competent signatures, some forgeries marked as such.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1306 Russia

    1860/1980c: Lot hundreds stamps used/unused, primarily Soviet Union with 1930s commemorative sets, 1958 Nordpol souvenir sheet unmounted og, also Russia 1913 Romanov set mint (4), Wenden, Batum, revenues, Russian Levant, and 1918 Independent Ukraine with Trident ovpts
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 1307 Russia

    1923/27: Lot 14 primarily unused stamps incl. 1926 Forces of the Revolution Worker 8 kop. grey olive imperf. type II Small Head with annulation perforation, postage due and exchange fee stamps.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1308 Russia

    1858/1970: Colossal stock in five albums in mainly used condition, beginning with a large selection of empire issues, notable for postmarks. The sowjet period contains many better issues such as 1930 Zeppelins or Stratosphere flight. Also many complete sets and some charity and surcharge issues.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1309 Russia

    1858/1991: Interesting collection thousands stamps used/unused incl. 1858 10 kop. brown & blue imperf from both plates, 1858 perf with watermark '1', piece with mixed franking of 1858 and 1864 definitives in Poland, later definitives, 1915 charity issue on both papers, money stamps, imperforated definitives during the war with inverted center, 10 kop. blue unused, 1918 Isvestiya ovpt Romanov stamps on Ekaterinodar cover, 1921 Volga famine charity issue with diff. papers, 1922 Philately for the Children incl. 1 kop. orange, 1931 Zeppelin issues, 1932 October Revolution up to 35 kop., 1933 Allunion Stamp show, 1934 Zeppelin, 1935 Pilots with Levanevskij ovpt used / unused, Spartakiade unmounted og., 1937 Pushkin, Aviation show, 1947 Moscow souvenir sheet type I used, 1949 Lenin mausoleum souvenir sheet perf. & imperf. unmounted og., Stalin souvenir sheet mint, 1962 Nordpol I souvenir sheet used/unused, and 1964 Olympic Games souvenir sheet with number used. Also postage due, court stamps, postal saving stamps, philatelic exchange stamps, and Postman's revenue stamps, Civil War issues from Don, Crimea, Kuban, Denikin, Wrangel, Judenich, Bogus issues and Independent Ukraine with Trident ovpts and Tannu-Touva as weall as Russian Levant with large group of the 1909 ROPiT issue, Romanov, Russia in China and some German occupation during WWII. An impressive lot mounted by the collector in his way, in eight albums.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1310 Russia

    1781/1861: Group of eleven pre-stamp letters from and to Russia bearing interesting cancellations, incl. two covers with small L1 of St.Petersburg (1781) in black, of which other (1820) with L2 MEMEL date stamp, 'Franco Grenze' in red and black  as well as boxed 'Aus Russland' in diff. types.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1311 Russia

    1828/51: Disinfected entire letters (4), incl. two from Taganrog (1828) bilingually addressed to Trieste, each disinfected on entry at Cracow, Poland and each struck there with origin handstamp "Russie" in black (Van der Linden fig. 2470) as well as two sent from Russian P.O. in Constantinople to Odessa struck by black 'ODESSA QUARANTINE' handstamp in Cyrillic on reverse. All fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1312 Russia

    1900/1918ca: Album 290 used picture post cards from Imperial Russia, the vast majority with interesting and rarely seen views of daily life in various cities and villages. Just to be mentioned, despite all stamps taken off cards, picture sides in fresh and fine condition.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1313 Russia

    1887/1943c: Interesting selection of 71 covers from Russia and Russia-related areas incl. Russian Levant (4), combination covers with Wenden (6), Finland under Russian rule (13) with 1872 cover bearing Rouletted 20 & 40 p. to St. Petersburg, two parcel card coupons bearing 1889 5 m. green & rosa and 1901 10 m. black & grey definitives, respectively, Ingermanland and Karelia set covers, RSFSR inflation covers (4), independent Latvija, Georgia (2) and Ukraine (2), civil war Wrangel covers (8), zemstvo Gadiach cover among others, also WWII German occupation local issues of Pskov (4), Luga, Kolomiya (3) and UKRAINE ovpt Hitler definitives on cover (14).
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1314 Serbia

    1866 (July 1/13): First issue, Vienna printing, perf. 12, a fine and fresh selection of nine used single adhesives with two examples of the scarce 10 pa. orange of excellent appearance, signed A. Diena & Thier, 20 pa. rose, four fine examples and 40 pa. blue, two singles; all cancelled by NAPLACENO handstamps in black or blue, also a further 40 pa. blue very lightly cancelled. A rare group Mi = € 3'440.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1315 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1866: Prince Michael 20 pa. rose perf. 12 from the Vienna printing, a fine and fresh adhesive tied by boxed NAPLACENO handstamp to cover from Trstenik to Belgrade, matching straight line handstamp "TRSTENIK 2/4" (1867) alongside, reverse with "BEOGRAD 7/4" cds in blue. Very late usage of the Trstenik handstamp, in addition this PO received only 200 adhesives of the 20 pa. stamp, a very fine and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1316 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 2+6
    Vienna printing 1866 (July): 20 pa. rose perf. 12 in mixed franking with Belgrade printing 40 pa. ultramarine perf. 9½ on pelure paper in a horizontal pair, each stamp tied to piece by boxed NAPLACENO in blue. An attractive item, presumably from a registered cover with receipt, signed Velickovic & D. Hornung.rnProvenance: Velizar Kardosch collection, DF sale (2002).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1317 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 4x,5x
    First Belgrad printing 1866: 10 pa. orange and 20 pa. rose / deep rose (3), all perf. 9½ on pelure paper, cancelled by NAPLACENO handstamps in black or circular datestamps of Kragujeac and Belgrad in blue. 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 1318 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 4x
    First Belgrad printing 1866: 10 pa. orange perf. 9½ on pelure paper in a horizontal pair, tied to piece by NAPLACENO handstamps in greenish blue. Attractive. Ex Burrus.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Velizar Kardosch, DF, 2002.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1319 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 5x+6x
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    First Belgrad printing 1869 (Jan 5): Registered cover with receipt from Zaicarske to Gornij Milanovac bearing 20 pa. rose and pair 40 pa. ultramarin perf. 9½ on pelure paper, each stamp tied lightly by "ZAICARSKE 5/1" cds in blue, another information strike and PREPORUCEVO (Registered) handstamp in blue alongside. Sideflaps missing and seal cut out, nevertheless a very attractive usage to pay 20 pa. for postage, 40 pa. for registration and another 40 pa. for the receipt. Signed Kardosch SBPV; cert. Velickovic (2002).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Velizar Kardosch, DF, 2002.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1320 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 6x
    First Belgrad printing 1866: 40 pa. ultramarin perf. 9½ on pelure paper in a horizontal strip of three, each stamp tied to piece by framed NAPLACENO handstamps in blue. Attractive.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Velizar Kardosch, DF, 2002.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1321 Serbia

    Second Belgrad printing perf. 9½ on wove paper 1868: Selection five stamps, a piece and a cover incl. 20 pa. rose, three mint examples, one cancelled with PARACIN cds, and a horizontal strip of three with UB cancellation in blue as well as a cover from UZICE to Cacak. Also a rare single adhesive of the 40 pa. ultramarine cancelled SVILAJNAC. Nice group of stamps of the last printing of the Prince Michael definitives which came into use after his assassination in June 1868 and was in use from November 1868 until it was replaced by the Prince Milan issue in 1869.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1322 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 13/IC
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    Prince Milan First printing 1876 (Dec 24): Envelope from Belgrad to the well-known Serbian architect Kosta Jovanovic in Vienna bearing 15 pa.orange perf. 9½ x 12, tied by bilingual "BEOGRAD BELGRADE 24 DEC 1876" cds in black. Reverse with LEOPOLDSTADT WIEN arrival cds (Dec 27, 1876). Cover with some edge wear, nevertheless a desirable GPU rate cover. Cert. Velickovic (1994).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1323 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 15/IC
    Prince Milan First printing 1871 (July 15): Cover from Zajecar to Pest in Hungary bearing 25 pa. red perf. 9½ x 12, tied by "ZAJETSARCKE 15/7" cds in blue. Reverse with TEKIA, ALT-ORSOVA transit and PEST arrival cds (Aug 3, 1874; julian). A fresh and interesting item in the special rate to Hungary.rnNote: Correctly franked for the first postal treaty between Serbia and Austria which came finally into effect on September 19 / October 1, 1869. The postage between Hungary and Serbia was lower than that between Austria and Serbia, 5 kreuzer or 25 para only.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 1324 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 16/IC+17/IC
    Prince Milan First printing 1871 (Jan 14): Registered Cover from Belgrad to Vienna bearing on front 35 pa. green and on reverse 40 pa. dark lilac, both perf. 9½ x 12, both stamps tied by "BEOGRAD 14/1" cds's in black. Framed "RECOMM:" handstamp in black on obverse, reverse with thimble "WIEN RECOMAND:" arrival cds (Jan 30, 1874). A fresh and interesting cover full of character.rnNote: Correctly franked item in the first postal treaty between Serbia and Austria which came finally into effect on September 19 / October 1, 1869. The postage was 35 para equal to 2 kr. for Serbia and 5 kr. for Austria while the registration fee of 40 pa. was slightly lower in Serbia than in Austria where the sender had to pay 10 kr. equal to 50 para.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1325 Serbia

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    Catalogue# : 17,18
    Prince Milan First printing 1869/70: Lot one stamp and two pieces incl. 40 pa. dark lilac perf. 12 : 9½, a horizontal pair tied to piece by ALEKSINAC cds in red; 50 pa. green perf. 9½ x 12, two singles tied by VOINA POTSHTA 31 / VII VRKH. KOMANDE cds of the Fieldpost Supreme Army Command during the 1877/78 Serbo-Turkish War. Also a single 40 pa. dark-lilac with PREPORUCENO (registered) part strike in blue. A most attractive trio. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1326 Serbia

    1915 (Aug 26): Envelope from Skopje, Macedonia to England, endorsed "On Active Service Serbia", despatched by a soldier attached to the "LADY PAGET'S HOSPITAL SERBIAN RELIEF FUND UNIT" with matching violet cachet. Envelope has been burnt on all sides from an accident aboard of an unknown vessel. Upon arrival  in Marseille (Sept 24) it was censored and officially sealed with a censorship strip, tied by corresponding cachets and endorsement "Incendie à Bord". Unique item.rnProvenance: Penn-Gaskell collection.rnReference: Described by Hopkins on p. 76 and Hoggarth/Gwynn (2003).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1327 Spain

    1604/55: Lot two Kingsletters signed by "Yo El Rey", first of Philipp III (1578-1621) on letter (1605) from Valladoid to Naples, second (1655) of Philipp IV (1605-1685), both with papered wax seals as well as letter of Albert VII Archduke of Austria (1559-1621) signed by his own hand by his wife Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), the Sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands in the Low Countries and the north of modern France with her husband, Archduke Albert VII of Austria. Their reign is considered the Golden Age of the Spanish Netherlands. Isabella was one of the most powerful women in 16th and 17th century Europe. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1328 Spain

    1681 (Nov. 4): Carlos II King of Spain and Naples and Sicily (1661-1700), also known as El Hechizado or the Bewitched, was the last Habsburg ruler of the Spanish Empire- Autographed King's letter, written in Madrid, signed by his own hand 'yo el Rey'. Fine 4 p.p. folio letter with waver wax seal on p. 5, two entire lettersheets with stitch binding and imprinted heading: SELLO TERCERO, TRENTA Y Q.V. AT ROMA VEDIS ANO DE MIL Y SEISCIENTOS Y OCHENTA UNO, addressed to the Vice-King of Naples Fernando Fajardo y Alvarez de Toledo, Marques DE LOS VELEZ (1635-1693), concerning Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (1630-1694). Some age stains, but fine early courier document.rn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF