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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
780 imageIncoming from Austrian Levant Offices 1868 (Sept 21): Partially prepaid entire letter from Candia to Syros bearing Austria 1864 10 s. blue perf 9½, tied by Candia despatch cds in light black. Charged with '20' lepta in blue crayon for inland rate, franked with Consecutive Athens printing 1862/67 10 l. red-orange on blue in a horizontal pair, cancelled by Syros (Sept 11) cds. An attractive combination franking. Signed Calves, cert. Tseriotis (2004) Hellas 18e. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
781 imageIncoming from Austrian Levant Offices 1869 (Oct 25): Partially prepaid cover from Candia to Syra, bearing Austrian Levant 1867 coarse whiskers 10 s. blue, tied by CANDIA despatch cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 542) in brownish black with "P.P." in the same colour alongside. Upon arrival charged with '20' lepta in blue crayon. Cleaned plates printing 1868/69 10 l. red-orange in a touched pair applied and tied by Syros arrival cds (Oct 15, 1869). The cover with light vertical file fold well away from the stamps, nevertheless an interesting and appealing combination cover Hellas 26a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
782 imageIncoming from Austrian Levant Offices 1871 (July 4): Partially prepaid entire letter from Canea to Syros bearing Austria 1867 10 s. blue, tied by brown two line Canea datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 533). Charged with '20' lepta in red crayon for inland rate, franked with Meshed paper printing 1871/76 pair 5 l. green on greenish and 10 l. orange on greenish, tied by Syros (July 8) cds's. Greek stamps with large to poor margins, filing fold away from adhesives, but a scarce combination entire. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2004) Hellas 39a+40a.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 140, May 2004, lot 718. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
783 imageIncoming from Austrian Levant Offices 1874 (Apr 11): Partially prepaid envelope from Chios to Corfu bearing Austria 1867 10 s. blue, tied by "SCIO - CESME 11/4" cds. Charged with '20' lepta in red crayon for inland rate, franked with Meshed paper printing 1871/76 20 l. blackish blue tied by '106' numeral obliterator. Reverse with Syra and Kerkyra cds's. Greek stamp with large to poor margins, minor tears at right, but a fresh and fine combination cover. Hellas 41c. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
784 imageIncoming from a French Levant P.O. 1862: Entire letter from the French PO in Constantinople to Athens with "CONSTANTINOPLE TURQUIE" (May 2) on obverse. Taxed upon arrival with blue manuscript crayon '115' (lepta) and franked with 1861 Paris printing 8' l. rose-carmine and 1861/62 first provisional Athens printings 5 l. & 10 l., that one with variety: widely spaced control figure. The stamps tied by dotted '1' numeral of Athens, reverse with Piraeus transit and Athens arrival cds's (Apr. 27, 62). Horizontal filing fold well away from stamps and postmarks, a scarce usage to Greece from a French Levant office. Hellas 7a+11IIa+12IbNk.rnNote: The cover was correctly taxed but by error only 95 lepta postage due was added in stamps. An attractive three colour usage with the rarely seen variety. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
785 imageIncoming from Italian States 1862: Cover from Naples to Piraeus, Greece endorsed 'per Vapeur Francaise' at top, franked by Neapolitan Provinces 1861 2 gr. blue in a horizontal pair and a single 20 gr. yellow tied by 'Napoli Al Porto' datestamps (Jan 6) in black with framed "P.P." in red below. Mailed as endorsed and reverse with Piraeus arrival cds (Dec 28, julian) and manuscript '20' lepta in red crayon. Charged with touched 1861/62 20 l. prussian blue on cream tied by dotted '9' numeral handstamp for internal delivery. A remarkable and most unusual cover. Cert. Tseriotis (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Michele Chauvet, 214. Corinphila sale (June 2017), lot 5140.rnReference: Illustrated in 'Les Tarifs Hellêniques' on page 166. rnNote: An extremely rare combination of which only two are known, the other had been in the collection Wasdekis. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
786 imageMail from Italian States to Greece 1862: Cover from Rome to Athens, Greece franked by 1852 7 b. black on blue in a strip of three tied by grill handstamp in black, with Rome despatch cds (March 9, 62) at right. Upon arrival in Greece taxed at '20' lepta in red crayon with 1861/62 First Athens Printings 20 l. deep blue tied '1' numeral in black. An exceptionally attractive and rare combination entire. Cert. Holcombe (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
787 imageIncoming from Russia 1867 (May 9): Partially prepaid entire letter from Rostov/Don to Syra, bearing on front and reverse Russia 1865 Arms 1 kop. black & orange, 3 kop. black & green and three single examples of 10 kop. brown & blue, all on wove paper (Mi 12+13+15) tied by "ROSTOVSKAYA KR." despatch cds's in black (May 9, julian). This payed the first part of the journey with a ROPiT vessel from the Don estuary to Constantinople, where this item was transfered to a French vessel to Syros. On arrival charged with '65' lepta in blue crayon, franked with Consecutive Athens printings 5 l. green, 20 l. sky-blue and 40 l. greyish rose on grey-lilac with vivid colours, paying the 45 lepta for the French vessel and 20 lepta intenal postage, tied by Syros arrival (May 27, julian) cds's. Filing folds through one 10 kop stamp and the 20 lepta, this stamp touched in addition, nevertheless an attractive combination cover. Certs Holcombe (1987), Simmermacher 1999) Hellas 17a+19a+20/IIa. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
788 imageIncoming from Russia 1867 (July 1): Partially prepaid Cover from Taganrog to Corfu, bearing Russia 1865 Arms 30 kop. brown & blue on wove paper (Mi 17) tied by despatch cds in black (July 1, julian), transfered in Constantinople to the Greek P.O. with KONSTANTIN 14 IYUL 67 TURKIA transit cds alongside. Upon arrival in Kerkyra charged with '50' lepta in red crayon, franked with Consecutive Athens printings 10 l. orange and 20 l. blue (2) with vivid colours, paying the 30 lepta for the Greek vessel and 20 lepta intenal postage, tied by Kerkyra arrival (July 18, julian) cds's. Reverse with additional despatch and arrival cds's. All three stamps shaved, nevertheless a very attractive combination cover, also scarce due to the combination of Russian and Greek Shipmail. Cert. Holcombe (1990) Hellas 18+19. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
789 image1861/1955: Lot of 46 Greek and some other areas postal history with a number of attractive Austrian Offices including a registered Vathy mixed currency franking, British Cyprus also with registered letters, an Avis Reception letter from Chios and other very collectable items. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15) (Image 16) (Image 17)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
790 image1861/2000: Collection in Schaubek album with better sets and values used/unused, starting with Large Hermes Heads Paris and Athens printings (90) with some signed examples, incl. fine usage of 1861 40 L. and 10 L on cover from Patras (1862) to Taganrog (Russia), in the semi-modern aera with used sets as 1896 Olympic Games, 1900/01 red overprinted set of five, 1906 Special Olympics, 1933 Zeppelin issue and 1940 National Youth organisation, where as in the modern section unused collected. Fine. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
791 image1863/86: Large Hermes study collection in an album showing diff. printings, shades and cancellations, incl. some Control Figures varieties as '01' instead of '10', C.F. '0' instead of '10', inverted C.F.'s or 10 lep. orange showing combination '00' plus '10' in an horiz. pair, further six covers as well as some later issues. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15) (Image 16) (Image 17) (Image 18) (Image 19) (Image 20) (Image 21) (Image 22) (Image 23) (Image 24) (Image 25) (Image 26) (Image 27) (Image 28) (Image 29) (Image 30) (Image 31) (Image 32) (Image 33) (Image 34) (Image 35) (Image 36)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
792 image1871/1975: Lot few hundred mainly used stamps incl. large and small Hermes heads, Olympics and commemorative issues, some blocks of four and duplicats, also a handful stamps from Crete and Greek related aereas, good condition and housed in two stockbooks, in addition some modern FDC's. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
793 image1889/1988: Predominantly mint collection in large album with many sought after issues such as Hermes to 25 Drachma, 1925 Airmails, 100 Years independence 1958 Ports and many more. Many hundreds of stamps. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
794 imageGreek Post Offices abroad in Epirus, Macedonia and Thessaly 1861/80: An appealing Large Hermes Heads selection of 20 single adhesives, four multiples and a cover, a wonderful selection with overall fresh and fine stamps and clear cancellations incl. 105 of ARTA on 1861 Paris printing 40 l. mauve and on 1862/67 20 l. pair, Ioannina 99 numeral on three different values and IOANNINA cds on two stamps, THESSALONIKI / 98 on eight stamps and a strip of three 10 l. orange on meshed paper, VOLOS on stamps and on 1880 UPU rate cover to Trieste with 1876 Athens printing 30 l. brown. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
795 imageGreek Post Offices abroad, Constantinople 1862/80: Lot nine singles, a strip of three and two covers with a large diversity of printings and colours, cancellations with '95' numeral or datestamps incl. 1875/80 Cream paper 10 l. in a strip of three, also 1867 cover via Piraeus to Athens with French vessel and 45 lepta franking; 1872 unpaid cover to the Austrian shipping company Iskra at Syra with 40 lepta due tied by '67' numeral of Syros. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
Crete
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
796 image1851 (April 19): Letter from Crete posted at SYRA 10/4 (22/4) to Marseille with transits TRIESTE 27/4 and MILANO, where it received VIA DI CHIASSO, crossing Switzerland and leaving at AUTRICHE/Beau FR 1 de BALE 1/5 taxed '5' (decimes) debit at French border exchange P.O. and MARSEILLE 3/5 arrival mark on reverse. Letter was partially paid by sender with 70 (lepta) to Trieste, from there to Marseille it had to be payed 10 decimes. Fine unusual routing via Austrian Post. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
797 imageRussian Administration of Rettimo Province 1899: Collection with 1 m. ultramarine, violet control handstamps, unused with large part og., a block of four used on piece with Rethymnon handstamps in blue (signed), a horizontal strip of three similarly used, a single example used in 'Roustika', creased example used with rare 'Melambes' in violet and another with Rethymnon cds in black; 2 m. rose (1'200 printed) unused and used in Rethymnon (signed Engel), and a faded block of four on piece cancelled in Rethymnon and single examples used on large part covers (2) used in Rethymnon; 1 m. green handstamped in blue unused on laid paper, a block of four used on piece in Rethymnon (signed Schmidt), single examples used in 'Roustika' on piece (rare, signed Schmidt), rare 'Selia' in black (signed Schmidt), Agios Galinis (signed Sorani), 'Pili' in blue, 'Spili' in blue and 'Kasteli' in green; 2 m. black in a used a used block of four and a marginal block of eight used in Rethymnon, single examples used in 'Roustika' on piece (signed Stolow), 'Kasteli' in blue, 'Amari' in blue and 'Agios Galinis' in violet, 'Garazo' (rare) in black, 'Anogeia' in violet (rare), 'Fodele' in blue (rare), 'Pili' in blue and a cover to Rethymnon used from 'Garazo'. A fine and appealing lot of seldom seen material (30 items). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
Hungary
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
798 image1867: 3 kr. green in a strip of five, a fresh multiple with good perforation (minute thin on the reverse of the leftmost stamp just mentioned for accuracy), cancelled by three crisp strikes "SZ. KERESZTUR 2/1" cds (Gudlin = 150 points) and part strike of another handstamp Ferchenbauer = € 1'200 for the strip of five. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
799 imageSzighetvar provisional usage 1869 (Nov. 29): Indicium 5 kr. red from the stationery envelope, punched out by the postmaster of Szigethvar and used instead of definitive stamps, tied by "SZIGETHVAR 29. / XI" cds to piece. An interesting and attractive example of this rarity, cert. Puschmann (2001) Ferchenbauer = € 2'000.rnNote: The usage of stationery cut outs was forbidden since 1861, this ban was renewed in 1866 which results in the rarity of 1867 cut outs in general. Private customers of the post and - like in this case - officials tried to reduce their stocks of unloved stationery envelopes by masking the cout outs with a more or less elaborated 'perforations'. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

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