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  • Lot# : 1120 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian Post Offices 1867/74: 10 s. blue used on 1882 cover to Ornavasso, Italy endorsed "via Milano, Novara", tied by SAN GIOVANNI DI MEDUA cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 470). Backstamped at Triest, Arona (Jan 23) and with Ornavasso arrival cds of the following day.rnProvenance: Collection Andrew Cronin AIEP.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1121 Albania

    Austrian Post Offices 1878/1914: Covers/cards (12) incl. 1878 incoming cover endorsed "via Durazzo" with Austria 1867/74 10 kr. blue tied by TRIESTE / COL VAPORE to Scutari backstamped at Zara; 1883 10 s. on cover tied VALONA cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 484), 1897 20 pa. stat. cards (2) each with SAN GIOVANNI DI MEDUA cds's (fig. 470), 1910 card with 20 pa. tied SCUTARI in  ALBANIEN cds code 'a' (fig 501), and 1914 cover franked 20 pa. with similar datestamp (fig 502), further usages from Durazzo, Scutari and Valona and fine 1912 cover from Valona with 10 pa. (5) and 2 pi. tied ADELSBERG / OSTERR. LLOYD ship cds's. Fair to very fine, a scarce and attractive group.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1122 Albania

    1914: Stampless Military concession cover to Toulon endorsed "Division Internale détachée à Durazzo" with circular Anchor cachet "CROISEUR - CUIRASSÉ / EDGAR QUINTET" in violet, and three line "ESCADRE / INTERNATIONALE / DURAZZO" in blue-green at left alongside 'Mont Cenis a Paris' cds (July 14). Reverse with flap missing but showing Marseille tansit and Toulon arrival (July 15). Unusual.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1123 Albania

    French Occupation, Korça 1920: Cover to Korce franked byy France Sower 5 c. green, 10 c. red and 25 c. blue tied by two fine strikes of circular "TERRITOIRE DE POGRADEC / POSTE" cachets in red  with "KORYTSA / ALBANIE" cds in black (May 25) below. Illustrated in Phipps on page 180.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1124 Albania

    Greek Consular P.O. at IOANNIA: Exhibition page with Large Hermes Heads of which five cancelled '99' of Ioannina and five with Torkia cds's with one usage on 20 L.Postage Due as well as 40 L. on front of cover to Patras.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1125 Albania

    Italian Post Offices 1908/15: Covers/cards (6) with 1913 cover with Janina 2 pi. on Italy 50 c. violet single franking tied by single ring JANINA cds; superb 1915 registered cover to Rome franked by Valona 2 pi. on Italy 50 c. violet, ten examples including a strip of six, all tied KANINA (VALONA) cds's; 1908/11 cards ex Scutari etc. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 1126 Albania

    Italian Post Offices 1917/22: Covers (3) and a large piece, all sent registered bearing Italian adhesives, with 1917 part cover to Salonique franked 5 c. green (2), 10 c. rose (2) and 20 c. orange tied by scarce POSTE ITALIANE / HIMARA (ALBANIA) cds's; 1918 cover to Berne with 50 c. violet tied by POSTE ITALIANE / PREMETI cds (March 26) with Reseal Censors at left; 1919 cover to Egypt with 5 c. green (3), 10 c. rose (2) and 20 c. orange tied by bold strikes of HIMARA cds's with Censor strip at left; and 1922 cover to Berne with 40 c. brown (6) tied by VALONA SCALO datestamps (Feb 16) in black. Small imperfections to be expected but a very rare group.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1127 Albania

    Italian Post Offices 1918: Cover to Bari franked by Italy 40 c. orange tied by "POSTE ITALIANE / DELVINO" cds with information strike adjacent (Oct 29), Reseal Censor at side tied by "VERIFICATO / PER CENSURA / AGIROCASTRO" in black on obverse and reverse. Tape stains at each corner but a scarce Civilian usage just after the War, illustrated in Phipps on page 168.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1128 Albania

    Italian Military Mail 1916/19: Group of 55 covers/cards showing a range of censors and military markings, incl. two line 'ARGIRO CASTRO / POSTE ITALIANE' h.s. in black as well as 1919 registered envelpe from FPO 50 in Tirana (2.9.19) to New York with arrival mark of Sept. 23 on reverse.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1129 Albania

    Italian Post Offices 1916/29: Covers (5) with 1916 cover with Italy 5 c. green and pair of 20 c. on 15 c. slate pair from Valona and Censored to Milan, 1918 postcard franked 10 c. rose to Switzerland tied by "POSTE ITALIANE / HIMARA (ALBANIA)" cds with framed VERIFICATO / PER CENSURA / VALONA alongside, 1929 cover franked by 50 c. violet (2) and 1.25 l. blue mailed from Durazzo and tied in transit in Bari etc.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1130 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 3+4+(12B)
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    Austrian Post Office 1869: Turkey Postage Due 1 pi. yellow-brown & red-brown, perf. 5-11, used on 1870 cover to Venice paying the internal rate from Scutari cancelled by superb thimble datestamp (Sept 17) in blue-black, franked by Austrian Levant 1867 5 s. red and 10 s. blue (2) tied by "ANTIVARI" datestamps (Sept 20) in brown (Tchilinghirian fig. 467) for onward transmission. Venice arrival cds (Sept 26) on reverse. The address re-written and slight peripheral aging on Levant adhesives but a scarce anad attractive combination usage. Cert. A. Diena (1974).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1131 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 11B+12B
    Ottoman Post Offices 1869: 20 pa. green and 1 pi. yellow, perf. 5-11, used on 1871 cover to Venice tied by circular "Scutari" handstamps in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 3) with Austrian Post Office "ANTIVARI" cds (Oct 30) of transit in bluebelow. "PD" in black deleted (1½ pi. paid to the border only) and taxed with Italy 1870 Postage Due 10 c. and 60 c. tied by Venezia rectangular datestamps on arrival (Nov 5). Reverse with Triest transit (Nov 4). Illustrated in Coles & Walker, Part I on page 4. A rare and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1132 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 162
    Ottoman Post Offices 1909: Turkey 1 pi. ultramarine used on 1912 printed cover from Fier to Trieste tied by bilingual "FIR" cds (Oct 19) in violet (Coles & Walker fig. 59). A good strike of this very scarce cancellation and an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 1133 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 87
    Ottoman Post Offices 1901: Turkey 10 pa. green in a horizontal pair used on postcard tied by superb strike of bilingual SARANDOS cds with information strike alongside (Coles & Walker fig. 36). Rare. Signed Y. Nakri AIEP.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1134 Albania

    Ottoman Cancellations 1870/1903 ca: Accumulation of 50 stamps and nine covers/postcards showing interesting cancellations of Ottoman P.O.'s in Albania, incl. 1911 cover franked on reverse with Turkey 1909 10pa. green pair and Provisional 1910 2 pa. on 5 pa. brown ochre two blocks of four tied by SCUTARI D'ALBANIA cds's. to Romania, 1902 postcard from GUEURIDJE  to Chios, 1913official registered cover  from SKRAPAR to Vlone with Ottoman negative seal ISKRAPAR as well as many interesting cancellations on loose stamps or pieces. Fine and scarce assembly.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1135 Albania

    Ottoman Post Offices 1849/1911: Covers/cards (6) with prestamp cover showing superb strike of Scutari negative seal handstamp in black (Coles & Walker fig. 1), 1901 1 pi. stat. envelopes (2) with negative seal cancels in violet (one from LABOVAI-ZIR) with ERGUIRI datestamps (C&W fig. 16) in black, 1906 1 pi. stat. envelope with Peshkepi negative seal handstamp and 1911 20 pa. stationery card to London with ELBASSANE cds (C&W fig. 45). Some imperfections but a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1136 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 2A
    1913 (June 1): Provisional circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" in black imperforate on brown paper, an unused example. Rare. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 350.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1137 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 2B
    1913 (Oct): Provisional circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" in black, second printing, on serrated white wove paper, an unused example. Rare. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 650.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1138 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 2 var
    1913: Cover from Durres to Trieste franked by imperforate two imprinted circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" Control handstamps in red with black Double headed Eagle and value "20 para" typewritten in violet tied by "Zyra e Postês - Durrës * SHQIPNIA E MESME / 12-X-1913" in blue (Durres Post Office / Central Albania) handstamps in red. Reverse with Trieste (Dec 6) arrival cds in black. Scarce and most appealing. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1139 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 4
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 5 pa. ochre, an unused well centred example surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in violet, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1140 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 6x
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 20 pa. dull rose on ordinary wove paper, an unused well centred example surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Signed Köhler, Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 350.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 1141 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 6x var
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 20 pa. dull rose on ordinary wove paper, an unused horizontal pair surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in carmine in tête-bêche format, cancelled to order with black cds, part og. remaining. An extremely scarce pair. Signed Richter, Stolow Mi = € 700+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1142 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 6x
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 20 pa. bright rose on ordinary wove paper, a used example surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, tied to small piece by VLONE cds (Aug 23, 1913) in violet. Scarce. Signed Champion, Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 200.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1143 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 6x var
    1913: Turkey 20 pa. rose on ordinary paper, a horizontal pair surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in red - in tête-bêche format with right hand stamp showing surcharge inverted, used on cover to 'Monsieur Kennedy, Ameriken en Valona', tied by ELBASAN cds (Aug 7) in black. Repeated strike at left and reverse with PEQIN cds (same day) in violet. Slight aging on one or two perfs. but rare. Signed Prêndushi, Sorani.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1144 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 7
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 1 pi. blue, a used example surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, tied to small piece by VLONE cds in violet, some slight gum residue on perfs., scarce. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 250.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1145 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 7
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 1 pi. ultramarine, a well centred used example surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, tied to small piece by part DURRËS cds in violet. Fine and scarce. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 250.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1146 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 8
    1913 (June 16): Turkey 2 pi. blackish blue, an unused example centred to top, surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, horizontal crease not greatly affecting appearance, large part og. A very scarce stamp. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP, Dr. Rommerskirchen BPP Mi = € 500.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1147 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 8 var
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    1913 (June 16): Turkey 2 pi. blackish blue, an unused example centred to base, surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, variety "Inverted", superb unmounted og. An extremely scarce stamp. Opinion Otto Graf (2008) Mi = unpriced.rnProvenance: Collection Lef Nosi, first Minister of Posts of Albania.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1148 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 11
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    1913 (June 16): Turkey 10 pi. vermilion, a used well centred example, surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, tied to small piece by part cds in blue (Oct 16, 1913). An extremely scarce stamp. Opinion Otto Graf (2008) Mi = € 4'500.rnProvenance: Collection Lef Nosi, first Minister of Posts of Albania.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1149 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1913: Official envelope to Peqin struck with circular "MINISTERIA E POST -TELEG E TELEFONEVET" handstamp with Double headed Eagle vignette at upper left in black, cancelled by "DUKES" cds (July 6), "ELABASAN" (July 6) and by "PEQIN" arrival cds of the following day, all in violet. Philatelic but attractive and scarce Mi = € 700.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1150 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 16
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    1913: 20 pa. rose, overprinted "EAGLE" in black and further overprint "10" on small piece tied by cds. Minimal browning at top, otherwise fine and rare. Certificate Scheller (2008). Mi = € 1'200.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1151 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 16
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    1913 (Aug 13): Provisionally surcharged '10' paras, piece bearing horzontal pairs (4) of Turkey 20 pa. rose, surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" in black, brick-red, blue and in violet respectively (four of the five recorded genuine colours), all further surcharged '10' paras in blue, each pair tied on one stamp by "ELBASAN / SHQIPENIE" datestamps in blue - thus leaving one of each variety unused. A great rarity and very fine. Opinion Otto Graf (2008) Mi = € 20'800.rnProvenance: Collection Lef Nosi, first Minister of Posts of Albania.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1152 Albania

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    Catalogue# : VI Proof
    1914 (Sept): Unissued Prince Wilhelm von Wied, imperforate Proof for 25 q. value by F. Schirnboeck printed in bright red ('issued' in blue), in Die Proof format on white wove paper (80 x 125 mm.), some creasing, large part og.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 1153 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 47+48+50a+52 (III)
    1919 (March 7): Second Comet overprint in violet 2 q. on 2 h. brown pair, 5 q. on 16 h. green, 25 q. on 64 h. blue (Type I) and 1 f. on 1.28 kr. ochre on blue all used on 1919 registered cover to Paris tied by "SHKODER / SCUTARI" cds's. Registered label in red at left and reverse with sender's return address: "M. Sadik, Directeur des Postes et Telegraphes, Scutari".
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1154 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 61/II+62
    1919: Second Durazzo overprint 15 q. in violet on 8 h. rose (Type II) and diagonally bisected 20 q. on 16 h. green used on 1920 Prêndushi cover to Amsterdam, tied by dashed "SHKODER / SHQIPNIE" cds (Aug 21) and by POSTA MILITAIRE cds's in black. Correctly ratred at 25 qint. for an overseas letter, backstamped Tiranë (Aug 27), Durres (Aug 28) and Amsterdam (Sept 11). Small corner fault but a remarkable and unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 1155 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 303
    Albanian Occupation of Kosovo 1939: 15 q. red, used on 1942 Prisoner of War printed stationery letter-sheet to M.-Stammlager XIIF tied by "PEJ" (Kosovo) cds in black and by framed "Kriegsgefangenen-Sendung" cachet in violet. Framed VERIFICATO / PER CENSURA Censor cachets on obverse and reverse. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1156 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 303
    Albanian Occupation of Kosovo 1939: 15 q. red, used on 1942 Prisoner of War printed stationery card to M.-Stammlager XIIF tied by scarce "SUVA REKA" (Kosovo) cds in black (June 11). Framed VERIFICATO / PER CENSURA Censor cachet on obverse and Italian 'Posta Estera' transit cachet on reverse. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1157 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 303
    1939: 15 q. red (two examples) used on 1940 registered cover to the Interior Minister in Rome, Italy tied by LEHZE cds (Nov 6) with handstamped registered label at upper left. Brindisi transit on reverse of an unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 1158 Albania

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    1913: Turkey 20 pa. rose on buff postal stationery card, overprinted with "Double headed Eagle" in brickk-red, with circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" Control handstamp in black adjacent. Scarce and very fine. Signed Sorani. Cert. E. Diena (1998) H&G 1b var.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1159 Albania

    1913: Turkey 20 pa. rose on buff postal stationery card, overprinted with "Double headed Eagle" in black, variety "Inverted", with circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" Control handstamp in black adjacent. Scarce and very fine. Signed Raybaudi H&G 2 var.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1160 Albania

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    1919 (June): Postal stationery envelope with two imprinted circular "Postat e Qeverriës sĕ Përkohëshme / të Shqipëniës" Control handstamps without values inserted in black at left (as Mi. 2A). Unusual double strike on buff envelope. Scarce. Opinion Otto Graf (2008).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1161 Albania

    1937: 25th Anniversary of Independence from Turkey, 10 q. brown postal stationery cards for internal rate with illustrations at left, the complete set of five cards fine unused; and 15 q. red postal stationery cards for external rate with illustrations (3), fresh and very fine. A scarce group H&G 34+35.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1162 Albania

    1939/40: Postal stationery cards 5 q. green illustrated card and 5 q. + 5 q. green reply card (with two different views), 10 q. + 10 q. brown reply cards (2, with four different views), 15 q. + 15 q. red reply cards (3, with six different views), mostly fresh and fine; a scarce assembly H&G 42a+45a+46a+47a.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1163 Albania

    1909/40 ca.: POSTAL STATIONERY -  Lot of 85 used and unused stationery items, incl. Italian P.O.'s, two 1913 mint Ottoman 20 pa. cards with 'Eagle' overprints of which one in black with cert. Diena (1998), section of nine formular cards, also surcharged King Ahmed Zogu as well as registered 15 q. stationery card uprated with 15 q.  and 25 q.  tied by two strikes of "PAZAR SHKODER 4.2.29" to Sydney, Australia. A fine lot.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1164 Albania

    Durrës Local Issue 1913 (Oct): Envelope bearing circular handstamp "Zyra e Postês - Durrës * SHQIPNIA E MESME / 12-X-1913" in blue (Durres Post Office / Central Albania). Slight creasing at left not detracting from the fine appearance of a most unusual item.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1165 Albania

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    Elbasan Local Issue 1919 (Jan): Buff envelope (180 x 113 mm.) with circular Official cachet "ZYRA E FINANCAVET / u ELBASAN" (Finance Dept, Elbasan) in red with Double headed Eagle vignette further overprinted by Double headed Eagle handstamp in black, tiny nick at right otherwise fresh and very fine. Rare. Cert. Z. Mikulski (1996).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1166 Albania

    1919: Envelope to Peqin with Official circular handstamp ZYRA E FINANVET / ELBASAN with Double headed Eagle vignette struck well in violet and cancelled by "Zyra E Telegrafevet / Elbasan" cds in black (June 14); with authorising signature "M. Astinga" and manuscript date above. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1167 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 2a
    Korça 1914 (March 19): Provisional '25 PARA 25' in red on violet imperforate, an unused example of fine appearance, diagonal gum crease, large part og. Scarce. Signed Dr. Peters AIEP Mi = € 300.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 1168 Albania

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    Catalogue# : I
    Korça (French Administration) 1916: Greece lithographed 2 lepta carmine surcharged with "Double headed Eagle" and "10c." in black, used with large part KORYTSA / ALBANIE" cds in black. Rare Hellas 139.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1169 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 8
    Korça 1917: Double Eagle 25 cts. blue & black used on 1917 cover to USA tied by "KORYTSA / ALBANIE" cds (March 27), the adhesive slightly overlapping edge of cover, with Saco, Maine arrival cds at right (May 8) in black. Stained but an extremely rare issue on commercial cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1170 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 1+1a+2+2a
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    Korça 1914: Envelopes (2), both philatelic, one showing square Double headed Eagle 10 pa. red on black and 25 pa. red on black each struck directly onto buff envelope and cancelled by "KORCË" cds's (April 16) with Elbasan cds of receipt on reverse (April 19) but probably never went through the post (Opinion Holcombe); second cover with Double headed Eagle 10 pa. red variety "Inverted" on violet and 25 pa. red on violet each struck directly onto cream envelope and cancelled by "KORCË" cds's (March 19) in black with Tirane arrival in blue (March 27) reverse with scarce "STAROVË" and Elbasan transits in black (signed Droese). Also two questionable examples in a bright shade off cover with Holcombe letter of opinion.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1171 Albania

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    Tepelena Local Issue 1914: Stampless cover to Valona with "TEPELENË / SHQIPENIË" despatch cds in blue (June 7) applied over circular "NDEN PRETORIË E TEPELENES" Double headed Eagle cachet in blue (Magistrate of Tepelene) surcharged "1 Grosh" in blue. Reverse with VLONË ARRIVAL cds (June 10) in black. Central file fold but very rare. Cert. E. Diena (1994).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1172 Albania

    1914: Stampless cover to Valona with "TEPELENË / SHQIPENIË" despatch cds in blue (May 30) applied over circular "NDEN PRETORIË E TEPELENES" Double headed Eagle cachet in blue (Magistrate of Tepelene) surcharged "1 Grosh" in blue. Reverse with VLONË arrival cds (July 8) in black. Some creasing and spotting, the arrival probably applied by favour, however this represents a First day Cover of the Tepelenë provisional cachet - in use for just a ten day period from May 30, 1914.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1173 Albania

    1914: Stampless Military cover to Constantinople with "TEPELENË / SHQIPENIË" despatch cds in blue (June 1) applied over circular "NDEN PRETORIË E TEPELENES" Double headed Eagle cachet in blue (Magistrate of Tepelene) surcharged "1 Grosh" in black. Galata and Constantinople machine cancel of arrival (June 14) on reverse. The addressee's name unfortunately scrawled through but a cover of the utmost rarity, this handstamp was used from May 30 in Tepelene and thus this cover represents the first usage on mail sent overseas.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1174 Albania

    1913: Eagle Overprints, collection on leaves with additional loose material, used / unused with many on piece, incl. Postage Dues, varieties as inverted overprints as 10 pa.and Beyiye ovpt. in red (cert. BPA) or 2 pi. inverted ovpt. used on piece (cert. BPA), overprint sideways (BPA cert.), tête-bêche overprints, 1 pi. blue with Beyiye ovpt. used on piece (cert. Peters), further various cancellations over all over 100 items with a small forgery section at the end, all neatly mounted on album pages with a huge catalogue value Ex collection Eric Peel.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1175 Albania

    1913 (October): 'Typewriter'- Issue, interesting selection of the third Albanian issue on album pages including 75 stamps with many in pairs, used and mint multiples, printing varieties of 10 para, 20 para, 1 gr., 2 gr., and 5 gr.;  A fine start of research of this elusive issue.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1176 Albania

    1913/22c: Lot hundreds stamps used/unused incl. 1913 independece anniversary, Skandebeg ovpts, 1919 provisional administration ovpts, also postage due with Skandebeg tax stamps on four part covers and Korçe local issues in multitude, in multiples and part sheets.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1177 Albania

    1913/78: Accumulation in a stockbook, on album - pages and on cards, incl. better values used/unused, imperf. and private issues, proofs, 1936/39 'Takse' overprint on 10 q. in an unused part sheet of 90, some forgeries and bogus material noted, nevertheless an exceptional offer, carefully inspection recommended.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1178 Albania

    1913/1982: Collection in unused and used condition in small stock book beginning with '1st aniversary of independence', 'Skanderbeg' with some overprint varieties, 1922 and 1924 overprint issues, 1938 "Wedding" miniature sheet used, 1943 German occupation to later communist issues including many minature sheets. Condition mainly fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1179 Albania

    1913/2000: Mint collection in five Kabe-albums, incl. 1919 Provisional Government issues with part-reconstructions, 1922 pictorial set of seven imperf. and later issues in blocks of four, 1925 arimail set imperf., 1930 King Zogu I airmail set in mint corner blocks of four, from 1930 onwards mainly in complete sets with some miniature sheets. Generally in fine condition with many never hinged.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1180 Albania

    1914/90: Collection with mint sheets, part sheets, varieties on surcharged Skanderbeg issue with inverted and missing ovpts. inrn'se-tenant' multiples as 10 pa./5 q. corner block of six, 1919 comet issue on covers, section of 1919 fiscals surcharged at Durres with varieties, 1924 issues in part sheets with first Red Cross set, each value in mint blocks of twenty as well as 1925 Return of the Government in mint blocks of twenty five.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1181 Albania

    1914/1994: Accumulation of Albanian material beginning with a part sheet 1914 2 Grosh on 50 q. purple, lilac and mauve with full og. containing five horizontal gutter pairs. Postal history items range from Fieldpost in both wars, postal staionery to other mails associated with Albania, all in one Album.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1182 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 76-81
    1920: Exhibition page with the unissued Skanderbeg design without 'SHKODER' overprint, complete perf. set of six unused, together with an imperforated proof set in blocks of four, all marginal with some corner blocks, in fine mint never hinged condition.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1183 Albania

    Airmails 1925/39: Fine collection on leaves, including 1925 Aero Lloyd set of seven unused, 1928 opening Vlone-Brindisi airservice set of  five unused and used on piece, 1929 (Dec. 1) compl. set of seven unused (signed Borek), 1930 King of Albania set of seven, 1931 first flight Tirana-Rome in vert. pairs, all unused with some marginal and some varieties as misplace or inverted overprints, further four covers.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1184 Albania

    1907/85: Cover selection of one hundred items with many still in the original dealer's pochettes with description, starting with 1907 registered cover from the italian P.O. to France through to modern rarities, incl. Skanderbeg issues with diff. surcharges, 1928 registered  cover to Austria bearing 3 f. single franking tied by Koliposte Tirane cds. as well as some interesting WWII usages. A rare opportunity.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1185 Albania

    Eagle Overprints 1913: Fine group of twelve covers/cards including three opttoman  20 pa. stationery cards used, of which one registered an uprated, small mourning letter with fine three colour franking (Mi. 6-8) sent reigstered from "Vlone 25.9.1913" to Corfu (APS cert. 2009), small envelope from Elbasan franked with horizontal pair of 1913 10 pa. on 20 pa. rose (signed Diena) to Vlone as well as newspaper wrapper (faults) franked with Double Eagle 20 pa. rose (signed Freyse) from "Vlone 7.9.13" to Zagreb.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1186 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 18/23
    1913 (Oct 25): The extraordinary collection of the type-written overprint issues on covers/cards (14 and one front) with both commercial and philatelic usages (mostly to Borek or Bickel), showing both single and commercial multiple frankings including one cover with 5 gr. in pair with 4 gr. error of value; another with '29' gr. error for 20 gr, November 1913 commercial cover to Smyrne bearing 1 gr. cancelled at Berat; a few in combination with Nov and Dec 1913 issues etc. A few imperfections but a seldom seen group.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1187 Albania

    1913 (Nov. 28): Indepencence set specialised collection on album leaves in original H.R.Harmer Auction binder (Lot 70, 1956 June 11), incl. a few covers, blocks of four and larger multiples with some varieties as missing or inverted values, some 'se-tenant' with and without value and some colour varieties. A valuable lot offered 'intact'.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1188 Albania

    Montenegrin Occupations 1913/16: Group of five cards, all addressed abroad, franked by Montenegro 1913 issue with 1 pa. and 10 pa. on 1913 postcard from St. Jean de Medvan, 1913 card used with 1 pa. and 2 pa. pair tied by Scutari cds, 1915 Montenegro 10 pa. stationery card used from Scutari, 1916 Serbia 5 pa. green card used with 2 pa. lilac (5) from Podgoritza via Italian P.O. in Durazzo; and 10 pa. used on Serbian card from Podgoritza. Scarce and attractive group.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1189 Albania

    1913/19: Skanderberg Issue used on 16 covers/cards and one usage on wrapper with attached  Newspaper dated '22/7 Mars 1914', incl. surcharge and overprint issues with three Postaga Due usages, mostly commercial mail with 30 Fr. together with  25 Q. used on registered cover to Germany.
    Starting bid : 650 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1190 Albania

    1913/20: Group of 14 better covers, incl. 1913 envelopes with official cancels (June 10 and 13), 1915 unissued Shkoder issue on four covers, 1919 1 Fr, bisect on cover from 'Tirane 22.9.20" to Denmark, 1917 postcard with 10 cts. local stamp from "Koritsa 9. Aug.17" to France. A fascinating assembly, close inspection recommended.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1191 Albania

    Military Mail 1913/41: Fine group of 40 occupation or military covers/cards, incl. France with two 'Trésor et Postes 520' (1917), Austrian occupation with scarce railway cachet 'DURZ-VORRA-BOKA' h.s. in violet, Italian WW II correspondence, fine usage of Bosnia Postage Dues on 1917 envelope tied by 'K.u.K. Etappenpostamt Scutari /Schkodra) as well as 1915 Greece Eprios with inverted overprint on 5 L. green strip of five on envelope to Switzerland. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 650 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1192 Albania

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    Catalogue# : 47-52
    1919: Provisional Govt., 'Comet' Overprints on Fiscal issue, the selection of covers (9, plus one cover and part back - this a rare Money Letter usage from Elbasan to Durres) all sent 'in-period' in 1919, mostly to addresses abroad (France, Italy and Switzerland), extremely scarce issues on letter. One or two with imperfections as to be expected but a remarkable and most interesting group.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1193 Albania

    Provisional Governement 1919: Fiscal Stamps - Specialised collection used by the Austrians in Albania from the re-opening of the post office and the Comet issues, many on fragments or cancelled to order on piece, incl. complete settings of the types with 'varieties' throughout and some mint 'se-tenant' multiples. A fine study, Ex collection Eric Peel.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF

    Lot# : 1194 Albania

    1921/38: Group of 50 covers/cards mostly ot abroad, inkl. interesting frankings and cancellations as VAUDEJES on 1933 postcard to Italy 1925 cover from SARANDE sent by a member of the Serbo-Albania boundary commission to France, 1923 registered cover from SHKODER to Novi-Saad, Yugoslavia, 1931 cover from SARANDE to England as well as multiple franking of 1922 BESA ovpt. on Skanderbeg / double Eagle issue on envelope from "Tirana 12.8.23" to Rome.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1195 Albania

    Airmails 1925/48: Group of 20 covers. incl. some commercial usages and philatelic first flight covers, incl. 1925 registered cover to Tirana, 1928 opening flight Vlone-Brindisi on cover addressed to Braunschweig (21.4.28) Germany, 1929 King of Albania set of seven used on registered cover from "Tirane 6.12.29" to Shkoder as well as two scarce commercial airmail usages with 1925 registered cover from "Tirana 21.8.25' to "Hobart 28.8.25" (Tasmania), plus another registered envelope from "Shkoder 20.1.30" to "Sidney March 3 1930". A fine and scarce assembly.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1196 Albania

    1939/41: Group of 14 covers/cards with a range of frankings, incl. registered cover of Tirana locally used within the town (rare!), interesting cancels as BILISHT, KOLOJE, KRUE, LIBRAZHD, LUSHNJE, POLICAN and PUKE as well as 5 q. stationery postcard from "Vlone 4.IV.41" to Italy.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1197 Albania

    1947/2007: Group of 45 covers/cards, mainly commercial usages of late 40's, early 50's to foreign destinations, incl.1946 Balkan Games ppc tied by "Korce 25.10.46 cds.", 1949 air letter to Torino, Italy or 1951 registered airmail cover to USA.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1198 Belgium

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    Catalogue# : 17
    Tait & Co. 1869: Entire letter from Antwerp to Buenos Ayres, Argentian endorsed "Pr. City of Rio Janeiro" franked by 1866 40 c. rose (2) tied by dotted "12" obliterators in black. "Anvers" despatch cds (Sept 30) alongside and framed "P.P.". Carried on the Tait & Co. Steamer via Falmouth. Reverse with scarce "CONF.N ARG.N / PAQ. BELGE" datestamp in black (Oct 1). Manuscript '2/4' in blue crayon (adarmes) on obverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 117. Minor file folds but a most attractive and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1199 Belgium

    1849/1949: Collection with most spaces filled, with stregth in classics, here noteworthy horizontal pairs 1849 20 c blue, 1850 40 c with watermark "encadre" and other attractive line engraved. Later including Tin Hats 1919 2 fr. lilac unused, 5 fr. carmine unused, 1928 Orval Abbey set of nine unused, 1928 TB set of six unused, 1929 Albert I 30 fr. claret unused, 100 fr. carmine unused; 1930 5 fr. green unused, 1932 Balloon set unused, 1932 TB set unused, miniature sheets with Blocks 1-5 unused or used etc.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1200 Belgium

    1849/1960: Collection in old Schaubeck album, in used and unused condition, well filled with many Tuberculosis and Orval issues, including 1932 "Cardinal Mercier" (Mi 333/341) unused with large part og. The collection also contains a section of around 50 pre WWII items of postal stationery, including a "Government in Exile" letter from "LE HAVRE" to "VEVEY" and a preprinted postal stationery card from 1903 with perfin "GF" Gondrand Freres. A fine lot for the connoiseur.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF