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Greece continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
760 imageGreek Post Offices in Smyrna 1865/77: Lot three covers to Syros incl. 1865 cover with 50 lepta due paid with Athens consecutive printings, 1874 cover with 40 lepta due paid with Meshed paper printing, also 1877 30 lepta GPU rate with three 10 lepta orange on meshed paper. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
761 imageGreek Post Offices in Thesaly 1873 (Sept 12): Cover from Volos to Genova, Italy carried by Frassinet Co. ship at 110 lepta single rate franked by 1872/75 10 l. orange on greenish, 20 l. deep blue and two 40 l. dull mauve on blued extremely poorly separated prior to affixing, all superbly tied by 'Volos / (Turkey)' despatch cds's (Sept 12) in black. Reverse with Piraeus transit cds (Sept 13) and Genova arrival cds (Oct 4, gregorian). Despite the contemporary faults to the adhesives, a dramatic and rare cover Hellas 40+41+42.rnProvenance: Collection Michele Chauvet, Corinphila sale 214, June 2017, lot 5127. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
762 imageGreek Post Offices in Macedonia 1875 (Aug 28): Cover from Thessaloniki to Pyrgos franked by 1872/75 Meshed paper 10 l. orange on greenish and 20 l. deep blue, two fresh and fine examples with vibrant colour and good margins, superbly tied by THESSALONIKI 28 AUG 75 TURKIA despatch cds'sin black. Reverse with Athens transit and Pyrgos arrival cds's (Aug 30). A most attractive cover at the beginning of the GPU. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
763 image1876: Paris print 60 lepta deep green, a fine four margined example in a rich shade, used on 1878 cover, no side flaps, to Constantinople tied by "Zakynthos / 111" cds (Nov 5) in black with information cds alongside. Syra transit and Constantinople cds on reverse. A very rare stamp on cover. Signed Orestis Vlastos Hellas 44a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
764 imageOutgoing to Austria 1862/67: Consecutive Athens print 20 l. blue in a horizontal strip of three, the rightmost stamp showing variety: filled pearl, a multiple of fresh colour and overall good to enormous margin with parts of three neighbouring stamps (touched at left), used on 1867 cover from Calamata to Trieste, tied by '31' numeral of Calamata, despatch cds (Sept 27) and Greek PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with Athens transit and Triest arrival cds (Oct 10) and red crayon '3 + 10' (kreuzer) due for Triest and Lloyd equal to 40 lepta + 20 lepta for the Greek inland rate. An attractive franking. Hellas 19d. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
765 imageOutgoing Mail to Austria carried on Austrian Lloyd 1866 (July 10): Entire letter from Patras to Trieste, franked at 75 lepta rate (including 20 lepta internal) with 1862/67 Athens printing 5 l. pale green, 10 l. orange on blue, 20 l. blue and 40 l. deep mauve on blue all tied by dotted '9' numeral of Patras, with despatch cds (July 10) and "P.E.D." (Paid to Destination) handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with manuscript '15/3' in red crayon (3 kr. Trieste local fee + 15 kr. ship fee = 55 lepta ) and part oval Triest arrival cds. A fresh and fine four colour franking Hellas 17+18+19+20. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
766 imageOutgoing to the Austrian P.O.'s in Wallachia 1852 (Aug 26): Entire letter from Athens to Bucharest with Athens despatch cds and framed PD, both in blue on front. Reverse with Trieste (Sept 12), Pesth (Sept 15), Hermannstadt (Sept 18) transit cds as well as Bukarest (Set 29) two line arrival datestamp. An unusual and well documented routing, a very early and desirable item. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
767 imageOutgoing to Cyprus 1862/67: Consecutive Athens print two single adhesives 10 l. red-orange on blued, touched 20 l. deep dark blue and 80 l. rose-carmine, in fresh condition with vibrant colours and overall good to large margins, used on 1866 entire letter from Syros to Larnaca, Cyprus, tied by '67' numeral of Syros, despatch cds (May 25) and Greek PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with transit cds of the Austrian Lloyd office in Smyrna (June 6). An attractive entire to a rare destination. Signed Pröschold Hellas 18e+19g+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
768 imageOutgoing to France 1851 (Jan 16): Registered envelope from Athens to Paris with Athens despatch cds and SYSTHMENON (registered) handstamp, both in blue as well as PED in red alongside. French entry "GRECE 8 FEVR. 51 MARSEILLE" cds and CHARGÉ, both in red on front, reverse with French postman's handstamps. Envelope roughly opened on reverse, originally closed with a black private wax seal and two wax seals of the Greek and French postal administration, respectively. A very early registered usage, a desirable item. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
769 imageOutgoing to France 1862/67: 80 lepta carmine-rose overlapped by 1871/72 20 l. blue and 40 l. salmon on bluish, all with good margins all round used on 1871 cover to Marseille at double rate by French Packet tied by Syra "67" numeral in black. Syra despatch cds (Dec 31j) at right and framed PD in red. 'Grece / Marseille' entry marking in red (Jan 18g) on obverse of an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
770 imageOutgoing to French post offices in the Levant 1885 (Sept 4): Registered envelope from Larissa to Constantinople, bearing Cream paper 5 l. vivid green and Changed Colours 20 l. aniline, two single adhesives, cancelled by Larissa despatch cds, another information strike above. SYSTHMENON (registered) straight line and boxed "Grece / R" handstamps on obverse. Reverse with Greek VOLOS transit and French "CONSTANTINOPLE 23 SEPT. 85 TURQUIE" arrival cds's. Attractive bilingual address, an appealing registered cover Hellas 55b+59IIa. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
771 imageOutgoing to Great Britain 1880: 5 lepta green on yellowish paper, a horizontal strip of five, imperceptibly grazed above one stamp otherwise with superb large margins all round and sheet marginal at right, used on 1885 entire letter to London tied by "Pyrgos / 13" datestamps (Sept 28) datestamps in black. London arrival on reverse of a fine and attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
772 imageOutgoing to Italy 1876: Athens print 30 l. deep brown, single examples used on 1878 covers (2) from Corfu to Livorno, both stamps with three large margins, one carried by Italian ship with 'Piroscafi / Postali / Italiani' and the other by Austrian with 'Piroscafi / Postali / Austriaci' framed handstamps in black. A fine matched pair.rn (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
773 imageOutgoing to Malta via Italy 1868 (Oct 20): Double rate Entire letter sent prepaid from Syra to Malta, endorsed "Via Printeji" (Brindisi), bearing 1862/67 40 l. dull mauve on greyish paper and 80 l. carmine (2), three fresh and fine adhesives with large even margins, tied by '67' numeral, Syros despatch cds and framed French PD in red alongside. Reverse with Kerkyra, Gallipoli, Messina & Siracusa transit cds's and Malta arrival (Nov 17, gregorian calendar) cds. A few minor imperfections but a scarce entire, transported with French and Italian vessels Hellas 20+21. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
774 imageOutgoing to Russia 1871 (June 28): Partially prepaid cover from Corfu to Taganrog, Russia endorsed "via Costantinopoli", bearing Cleaned plates printing 40 l. grey-mauve on blue, a fresh and fine single with good to large margins, tied by '110' numeral of Argostolian with despatch cds alongside. Framed PD in red, Odessa transit and Taganrog arrival cds (July 15, 1871) on obverse. The Russian part of the journey from Constantinople was taxed upon arrival and noted on top with '30' kopecks. An attractive cover Hellas 28a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
775 imageOutgoing to Russia 1871 (Dec 13): Cover from Argostolion to Taganrog, Russia endorsed "via Brindisi & Vienna", bearing Consecutive printing 80 l. deep carmine and Cleaned plates printing 20 l. sky-blue, two fresh and fine single adhesives, tied by '110' numeral of Argostolian with despatch cds alongside. Austrian FRANCO and framed Russian FRANKIROVANO handstamps as well as Taganrog arrival cds (Dec 25, 1871) on obverse. Reverse with Vienna transit and Russian TPO no. 47-48 cds (Dec 20). Filing folds and some aging, but an interesting routing Hellas 22b+27a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
776 imageOutgoing to the USA 1880: 5 l. green on yellowish and 1882 20 l. aniline rosine, good margins all round, used on 1885 cover to New Haven, USA tied by Athens despatch cds in black Dec 27j). Paris transit cds on obverse (Jan 15, 1886) and reverse with Constantinople French P.O. of transit (Jan 11), New York / Paid All duplex (Jan 31) and New Haven arrival cds. The cover would benefit by being trimmed where roughly opened at left - however, Transatlantic Large Hermes Head covers are of considerable scarcity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
777 imageIncoming from Austria 1861: Unpaid cover from Trieste to Calamata, with Triest cds of despatch cds (Noc 10) and handwritten charge of '3 / 15' (kreuzer) for Austria and Lloyd on obverse; taxed on arrival at '75' lepta in red crayon, franked by overlapped Athens print fine impression 5 l. green, 10 l. orange, 20 l. blue and 40 l. dull mauve on blue, all of fresh colour and overall good to large margins, 40 l. touched at right, 5 l. shaved at base, all tied by '31' numeral of Calmata. Reverse with Athens transit (Nov 23) and arrival cds's (Nov 26). The 18 kreuzer have been equal to 55 lepta + 20 lepta for the Greek inland rate. An attractive very early usage from the second month and four colour franking. Cert. Holcombe (1986) Hellas 3+4+5+7.rnProvenance: Collection Zachariadès. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
778 imageUnderpaid mail from Austria to Greece 1870: Small sized postal stationery envelope bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 5 Kr., tied by "WIEN 10/4 70" cds in black, will say short paid 20 Kr., struck with italic "AFF. INSUFF.' in black and '70' lepta in blue crayon, therefore taxed on arrival with 1868 10 L. orange on blued, 20 L. blue and 40 L. lilac on blued, all tied by 'Zakynthos' datestamps (Apr. 6 julian), part of the address erased on front panel and some tonig, a most usual and rare cover. Sign. Holcombe and cert. Ferchenbauer (2018). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
779 imageUnderpaid Mail from Austria to Greece 1871 (June 13): Cover from Trieste to Syros underpaid with Austria 1867 coarse whiskers 5 kr. and 10 kr. tied by oval "TRIEST 13 / 6 71" datestamp in black, short paid 10 kreuzer. Struck with 'insufficiently paid' handstamp in red and '40' lepta in red crayon. Taxed on arrival with 1868/69 Cleaned Plates 40 l. grey-mauve on blued, tied by indistinct datestamp in black. Reverse with Syros arrival cds (June 8). Calculation of due amount: Unfranked letter at 85 lepta, less 45 lepta = 15 kr., charged 40 lepta to pay. A fresh and rare cover. Signed Calves Hellas 28a (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

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