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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6070 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873/86: 10 penni yellow & blue, imperforate, a used example in combination with Finland 20 p. orange on 1886 cover to Ekenäs, the STAB adhesive cancelled by manuscript pen cross, the 20 p. by 'Helsingfors' cds (Aug 2) in black with repeated strike below and faint 'Ank.' arrival at left (3/8). Illustrated and discussed in Dr. Connell 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 40. An extremely rare and famous cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6071 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873/86: 10 penni deep reddish-orange, blue & black, serpentine roulette 10½, a complete unused sheet of twenty-five subjects (5 x 5), slight inclusion on roulettes at top and marginal fault and whilst the sheet has near full gum the roulettes are fragile at edges and it would probably be safer to leave the sheet on the card display. Rare and most attractive. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6072 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873/86: 10 penni deep reddish-orange, blue & black, serpentine roulette 10½, a used example, closed tear at base, on cover to Kyrkslött, Sweden and annotated by Ship at left in manuscript, tied by rare usage of Government 'Helsingfors' cds (June 29) in blue with repeated strike alongside. Despite the fault an attractive and extremely unusual cover.rnProvenance: Collection Axel Trap-Holm (1934). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6073 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873/86: 10 penni deep reddish-orange, blue & black, line roulette 6, a used example cancelled by ink pen cross on 1884 cover with complete contents from Nalsjo (July 3) to Helsingfors, in combination with Finland 20 p. ultramarine tied by Railway datestamp in black with information strike at right. Rare and most attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6074 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873: 25 penni pale orange-brown & deep dull blue, imperforate, an unused block of six (3 x 2) with, at base, lithographic vertical and horizontal guidelines, fresh and very fine, slightly wrinkled large part og. A rare stamp in a multiple. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6075 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni yellow & blue, Stone I, perf. 12½, a used example in combination with Finland 20 p. orange on 1886 cover to Ekenäs, the STAB adhesive cancelled by manuscript pen cross and by 'Helsingfors' cds (Aug 25) in black with repeated strike below and faint 'Ank.' arrival at left (26/8). Illustrated and discussed in Dr. Connell 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 40. Extremely rare and the proving cover for the issue date of the adhesives. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6076 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni chrome-yellow & blue, Stone IV, perf. 11½, a used example tied by 'honeycomb' network handstamp in violet on 1888 10 p. rose on buff postal stationery card used from Helsingfors (July 3) to Thusby, carried on the S.S. Thyra. A rare and most attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6077 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni chrome-yellow & blue, Stone III or IV, perf. 11½, a used example on circa 1890/95 cover to Helsingfors, endorsed at base "via Anghaten Adlercreutz Esbo-Lofo" tied by 'ADLERCREUTZ.' boxed handstamp in black (Connell Type 2). A fresh and fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6078 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni chrome-yellow & blue, Stone IV, perf. 11½, a used example on June 1906 cover with complete original contents to St. Bodo, tied by two strikes of 'ADLERCREUTZ.' under-lined handstamp in carmine-red. Slight opening tear above the adhesive but very rare, Dr. Connell states that just three covers from this correspondence were found. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6079 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni yellow & blue, Stone II, perf. 11½, an unused block of six (3 x 2), marginal from top of sheet, the second and third stamp showing variety "Imperforate Vertically Between", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6080 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1886: 10 penni chrome yellow & blue, Stone IV, perf. 11½, a used example, somewhat toned, on circa 1903 postcard cancelled by manuscript "Adlercreutz" in black ink, addressed to Pentala Island, a rare usage; sold together with 1901 Finland 10 p. red postal stationery card used from Kuopio with endorsement "Ã…ngbÃ¥ten Adlercreutz". Scarce. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6081 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1906: The Company expanded sailings to the Baltic, 1908 cover with imprint 'Lars Krogius & Co.' franked by Russia 10 kop. deep blue (2, for a double weight letter), posted on board ship and cancelled on arrival by "Lübeck" cds's (Oct 20) in black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6082 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Trafik Aktiebolag (STAB) 1873/86: The collection on leaves with 10 penni brown-orange & blue unused with imperforate examples (2) and rouletted blocks of four and six unused in differing shades, used example pen cancelled on cover to Gronquistskastenk, 25 p. orange-brown & dull blue imperforate with superb STAB cancel, 50 p. green & blue unused (shades) with imperf., perf. 11½ and rouletted examples incl. a perf. 11½ strip of four showing sheet margins at left and right, horizontally bisected example on small piece cancelled STAB (believed unique), 1885/86 25 p. red & blue perf. 11½ unused, an unused example with line roulette 6 (believed unique), and used etc. Viewing is highly recommended (49 items). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6083 imageThe Paddle Steamer 'Thyra'. Despite its luxurious accomodation, the Thyra was not swift and was prone to breaking down. The Steamer's ownership changed many times during it's career (1874-1893) in Finland, finally being sold on 6 December 1893 to Beljaeff & Co. in St. Petersburg.rnrnCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Ã…ngbÃ¥ts Aktiebolag 1884: Paddlesteamer S.S.Thyra, lithographed 10 penni dull vermilion, perf. 11½, the famous used example cancelled by "Helsingfors" circular datestamp (9/6/87) in black. Illustrated in Dr. Connell 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 48. Choice and rare. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6084 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Ã…ngbÃ¥ts Aktiebolag 1884: Paddlesteamer S.S.Thyra, the rare 25 penni deep dull blue, perf. 11½, a fine used example cancelled by 'honeycomb' handstamp in blue; together with 10 penni dull vermilion, a used example on small double weight piece cancelled by 'honeycomb' handstamp in blue with Finland 20 p. orange (2) above cancelled in Helsingfors (24 July 1887), also a sadly defective 10 p. stationery card with a mutilated 10 p. removed by a vandal. The 25 penni used is a rarity. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6085 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - SkärgÃ¥rds Ã…ngbÃ¥ts Aktiebolag 1884: Paddlesteamer S.S.Thyra 10 penni dull vermilion, perf. 11½, a used example, sadly defective with intact but torn corner, used on cover endorsed "Angbäten Thyra" to Granholmen cancelled by 'honeycomb' handstamp in blue. Despite faults, not unattractive and very rare with just four covers known: all from this correspondence, two were housed in the Jan Berg collection. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6086 imageThe Steam Launch "Ellida", probably owned by J.F. Lojander and B. Jusselius of Björneborg.rnrnCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - possibly Sjöblom & Co 1880/81: "Ellida", lithographed 5 penni violet-grey, imperforate, measuring 20 x 25 mm., without gum. A famous and extremely rare stamp, resembling the Helsingfors Stadtspost and Tammerfors Local Post designs, discussed at length in Dr. G.W. Connell's 'The Letter & Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on pages 51-54, this example being illustrated on page 54. Just three examples recorded, a rarity. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6087 imageSteam Launch "S.S. Thor" owned by Jacob Julius af Lindfors (1831-1903), who purchased the ship on 22 March 1886.rnrnCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - J.J. af Lindfors 1886: S.S. Thor, 10 penni black on green wove paper (lithographed and punched out individually), Type I with eight pointed star and without damage to '0' of '10', used on Finland 10 p. postal stationery card from Norrkulla Island via Helsingfors (31 July 1888) to Lojo Lake, cancelled by manuscript pen stroke in black. Small scraped area on card at right but extremely rare with just three usages recorded. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6088 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - af J.J. Lindfors 1886: S.S. Thor, 10 penni black on green wove paper (lithographed and punched out individually), Type I with eight pointed star and without damage to '0' of '10', used on triangular 8 July 1886 entire letter to Furuvik, Eastern Helsinki, cancelled by manuscript pen strokes. Illustrated by Dr. Connell in 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 59. An exceptional cover, sold together with an 1889 10 p. stationery card endorsed "med Ångebåten Thor" and carried on the Sibbo route. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM
6089 imageCoastal Ships - Helsingfors Area - J.J. af Lindfors 1886: S.S. Thor, 10 penni black on green label with 'Ã…ngslupen Thor' and '212' numeral below value, used on cover, defective at right, addressed to a Captain at Sibbo, Nevas annotated "Ang:" at lower left (Urgent). Illustrated by Dr. Connell in 'The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies' on page 59. Exceptionally rare, the sole known usage of this stamp on letter.rnProvenance: Collections Bremer, Fabergê. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-27, 11:59 PM

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