Lot# 1408 - Auction 257-264
Greek Islands 1875/1914c.: The Exhibit Collection with wonderful array of loose stamps, pieces and covers/cards with Crete incl. 'Hania' all arabic handstamps on two early pieces, negative "Bureau Telegraphique et Postal Hagne" handstamp in blue struck at Hania (ex Feenstra collection, cert. Galinos) and believed unique; superb strike of Hania Telegraph negative seal on 1892 1 pi., four usages on piece from Rettimo and fine all arabic seal handstamp of "Suda" on 1892 1pi., further cancels of Avassou and Kaloni; Metelino with rare 1908 'Telegraf ve posta Haneeyi Midilli' negative seal on 1908 Telegram to Bucharest, large range of pieces with negative seal or datestamp usages and visiting card covers (2), usages from Molyvo, Petra, Pilmar, Poulhint, Sigri and Vatoussa; 1905 20 pa. pair cancelled by all arabic framed Yera (rare), 1908 20 pa.(3) cancelled by Thassos cds, Chios with fine range of four covers from Dulos issue onwards, Samos with 1880/84 1 pi. on cover front tied by negative seal handstamp in black (rare), piece with 1 pi. blue tied by Kassos cds, cover with 1892 20 pa. claret tied by rare "Poste Imperiale Ottomane / CALYMNOS" in violet, 1908 20 pa. tied by Kharki cds on cover, Cos with fine range including 1911 postcard cancelled by superb "Istankeuy" datestamps, usages from Leros, Patmos, Symi and extensive Rhodes with covers and cards. Superb and difficult to assemble nowadays (123 items).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 6,500 CHF
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