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Austrian Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1159 imageIncoming 1864c: Unpaid cover from Marseille to Port Lagos with the Austrian Lloyd, obverse showing "IN DEN DARDANELLEN 5/5" transit cds (Tranmer fig. 4) and 'T' as well as "LLOYD AGENZIE LAGOS 5/5" arrival cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 953) in red. Creased and edge wear, but a scarce usage, these datestamps were introduced together with the usage of the Arms definitives in the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1160 image1866 (July 28): Unpaid Entire letter from Bucharest to Vienna, front with "BUCAREST 28/7" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 714) and "NACH ABGANG DER POST.", reverse with red Vienna arrival datestamp (Aug. 3). Taxed upon arrival with '15' (kr.). Vertical file fold not disturbing this fine and fresh entire. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2013).rnNote : Between January and October 1866, the rates within Austria had been unified to 5 kreuzer, while the rates from the Levant were not yet unified resulting in 5 kr. for Austria and 10 kr. for Levant mail from Moldavia and Valachia. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1161 imageCrimean War 1856 (Aug 31): Retour-Rezepisse for a registered cover from the Austrian Fieldpost Office in Craiova to Bucharest, the receipt returned to Craiova, bearing 6 kr. brown type III, a fresh and fine adhesive with fair to large margins, tied first by "K.K. ÖST. F.P. KRAJOVA 31/8" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 735). Upon arrival and after signature of the addressee the stamp was again tied by "BUKAREST 3/9" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 713) with another strike on reverse. This double cancellation was stipulated by the postal regulations. Horizontal and vertical filing fold well away from stamp and postmarks, nevertheless an appealing and interesting receipt despatched with the corresponding registered letter in an Austrian Fieldpost Office in Wallachia. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1162 imageAustrian occupation of Moldavia and Walachia during the Crimean War 1856 (Sept 16): Cover from the Field Post Office in Craiova, Romania to Vienna bearing 1850/54 6 kr. brown and 9 kr. blue, fresh colours and good to large margins all round, tied by Fieldpost "K.K. ÖST. F.P. KRAJOVA 16/9" (Tchilinghirian fig. 735) cds. Reverse with Quarantine "gereinigt b. k.k. Rastelamte ALT-ORSOVA 17 / 9 1856" cachet in black, Temesvar transit and Vienna arrival (Sept 21) cds's in black. The cover lightly rastel punched without affecting the fine adhesives. Some notes on reverse, nevertheless an attractive outgoing civil cover.rnNote: From March 1855, the Fieldpost offices in Moldavia and Walachia also accepted mail from civilians. A 15 kreuzer rate had to be paid with six kreuzer for the Romanian part and nine kreuzer due for Austria. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1163 image1863 Coat of Arms 2 kr. yellow, perf. 14 used on February 1869 pre-printed entire letter sent at printed matter rate to Braila showing Austrian P.O. arrival mark on reverse, together with an April 1869 second letter, to the same addressee, franked with both 2 kr. perf. 14 and 2 kr. perf. 9½, both covers tied by the "Lloyd Agenzie - Constantinopoli" datestamps. Second cover cancelled April 10 and backstamped by "Braila 12/4 Sera" cds, the datestamp of the Romanian Post Office. After the Austria-Romania Postal Treaty of July 1868, which came into effect in April 1869, the twelve Austrian P.O.'s had been closed, among them the Austrian Braila P.O. The special Austrian Levant printed matter rate of 2 Soldi to Romania was then no longer permitted, the sender thus had to add another 2 Kr. value, in this case the perf. 9½ . Slight gum stains do not detract from the importance of this rare and unusual pair of covers - ably demonstrating both the two rare Printed Matter rates and the change of postal rates in 1869. Certs. E. Diena (1991). Ferchenbauer p.576 = LP for mixed frankings.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 10,000.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1164 image1866 (May 27): Entire letter from Bucharest to Naples bearing two single adhesives of 1863 3 s. green perf. 14 in mixed franking with 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a single and a pair, tied by BUCAREST cds's (Tchilinghirian fig. 714) in black, "P.D." alongside. Reverse with transit WIEN datestamp in black (May 31) as well as NAPOLI arrival cds (June 5) and distribution cachet. Some patina on cover and stamps, the stamps in fine shape, in additon a very rare usage. rnNote : Correctly franked with 10 soldi for Levant letters from Moldavia, Valachia and Albania and 26 soldi for a letter from the third Austrian to the second Italian rayon, in total 36 soldi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1165 image1863: 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 14, used on small piece cancelled by "K. K. ÖST. F.P. PLOESCHTI 29 / 3" Field Post Office cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 767). A scarce and attractive piece, a late usage of a Crimean War Fieldpost cancellation, not replaced earlier than 1865 by a civilian datestamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1166 image1863: Piece with a mixed franking of 15 s. dark brown perf. 14 and 15 s. light brown perf. 9½, two fresh adhesives with good perforation and embossing, tied by "CONSTANTINOPLEL 10/6" cds's. Paper added to the left side of the piece, but an interesting combination of same colour and denomination. Opinion Ferchenbauer (2019) Ferchenbauer = € 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1167 imageAustrian offices in Romania 1864 (June 7): Cover from Ibraila to Trieste bearing vertical pair of 1863 15 s. brown perf. 14, a fresh and fine multiple with good perforation and embossing, cancelled by two line "IBRAILA / 7 GIU." datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 728), reverse with Pest transit cds and oval TRIEST arrival cds (June 13). An attractive cover in the pre-1866 rate with 15 s. for the Levant and 15 s. for third Austrian rayon. Signed A. Diena and G. Bolaffi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1168 imageAustrian offices in Bulgaria 1864 (May 15): Cover from Rustchuk to Vienna, bearing 1863 15 s. brown perf. 14, a fresh and fine horizontal pair with good perforation and embossing, tied by clear "RUSTSCHUK 15 / 5" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 876) of the consular post office in blue. Reverse with WIEN arrival datestamp (May 17). An appealing franking, in addition a very early usage after stamps came into use in Rustchuk in April 1864. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1169 image1867 (Feb. 21): Cover from Braila to Genova bearing vertical pair 3 s. green as well as single adhesives of 10 s. blue and 15 s. bistre, all perf. 9½, tied by IBRAILA cds's (Tchilinghirian fig. 730) in black, "P.D." alongside. Reverse with PEST and TRIEST transit datestamps in black, Udine-Verona Italian TPO cds and GENOVA arrival cds (March 3). Horizontal and vertical filing folds, one through the upper 3 s. adhesive, some patina on cover, nevertheless an interesting and desirable usage. rnNote : Correctly franked in the post-1866 rate with 5 soldi for Levant letters from Moldavia, Valachia and Albania and 26 soldi for a letter from the third Austrian to the second Italian rayon, in total 31 soldi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1170 imageAustrian Offices in Romania 1866 (July 26): Registered Lettersheet from Jassy to Vienna bearing on front a pair and a single adhesive of 1864 5 s. rose perf. 9½, three fresh and fine stamps well embossed and perforated, tied by "JASSY 26/7" ornamental cds, "RECOM:" handstamp alongside. On reverse, parts of a 5 soldi stamp can be seen which belonged presumably to a pair of these adhesives paying the 10 soldi registration surtaxe, framed WIEN arrival datestamp (Aug 1) alongside. Cert. Sorani (1992) Ferchenbauer = € 1'700+.rnNote: This item must have been sent in July 1866, as the Austrian inland rate was lowered to 5 kreuzer on January 1st, 1866 resulting in a rate of 15 soldi from the Principalities to Austria. In addition it must have been sent before October 1866, when the Levant rates were unified and the rates from the Principalities to Austria were further on lowered to 10 soldi. An appealing and attractive franking which was only possible during nine months. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1171 imageAustrian offices in the Dobrudja 1866 (April 27): Entire letter from Kustendje to Constantinople bearing a horizontal pair of 1864 5 s. rose, a fresh multiple with good embossing and normal perforation, tied by light "LLOYD AGENZIE KUSTENDJE 27 / 4" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Reverse with "LLOYD AGENZIE COSTANTONOPLI 27 / 4" arrival cds. Two minor faults at the base of the left stamp, nevertheless an attractive franking paying the port-to-port rate of 10 soldi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1172 imageAustrian offices in Constantinople 1865c (Feb 7): Double rate cover from Constantinople to Beyrouth, franked by 1864 5 s. rose, 10 s. blue (2) and 15 s. brown, all perf. 9½, four fresh and well embossed adhesives, tied by clear "LLOYD AGENZIE COSTANTINOPOLI 7 / 2" cds's (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) in black. "BERUTTI 17 / 2" arrival datestamp in red alongside. Light horizontal filing fold affecting the 5 soldi stamp, some shortened perfs, nevertheless a desirable item with this three colour franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1173 imageAustrian offices in Bulgaria 1868 (May 7): Cover from Sofia to Constantinople, bearing 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single example with good perforation, tied by light "SOFIA 7 / 5" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 864) of the Consular post office. Reverse with CONSTANTINOPEL arrival cds (May 11). Signed E. Diena.rnNote: A scarce and attractive usage from Sofia which is, due to the lack of active trading companies, the rarest Consular office in Bulgaria. It was written in the iron-manufacturing city of Samakov and sent to the bankers Camondo in Galata. The text is completely in Ladino, the Romance language of the Sephardic jews which they brought from Spain after their expulsion in 1492 and which is used by Jewish minorities in the Mediterranean. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1174 imageAustrian offices in Bulgaria 1867 (May 30): Envelope from Sofia to Constantinople, bearing 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single example with good perforation, tied by light "SOFIA 30 / 5" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 864) of the consular post office. Reverse with CONSTANTINOPEL arrival cds (June 3). Some edge wear and toning, nevertheless a fine cover from the scarcest Austrian PO in Bulgaria. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1175 image1867c (Aug 12): Registered Lettersheet from Jassy to Vienna, bearing on front and reverse two examples of 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, the stamp on front with watermark 'BR' of 'BRIEF-MARKEN', two fine and fresh examples, well perf., centered and embossed, tied by JASSY cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 757) in blue, "RECOM:" strike in blue alongside. The stamp on reverse tied in addition by arrival WIEN datestamp in black (Aug. 15). A most interesting item.rnNote: Correct usage of the new 10 soldi rate of October 1866 plus 10 soldi registration fee prior to the introduction of the 1867 issue in Moldavia in the second half of 1867. The cover included obviously ten gulden, noted as 'f10.-' on front, donated by the 'Verein Unitas' in Jassy to the construction of a monument for Friedrich Schiller in Vienna, finally inaugurated in 1876. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1176 imageAustrian offices in the Dobrudja 1868 (March 12): Entire letter from Tulcea to Constantinople bearing 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine multiple with good perforation and embossing, tied by light "TULTSCHA 12 / 3" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 837), reverse with "LLOYD AGENZIE COSTANTINOPOLI 15 / 3" arrival cds. A fine and fresh port-to-port cover from a rare office. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1177 imageAustrian offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports 1866 (Nov. 18): Cover from Samsun to Constantinople, franked by 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single adhesive, tied by "SAMSUN 18 / 11" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 994) in blue. Reverse with Constantiople arrival cds (Nov. 21). A scarce mark on fine cover, fine port-to-port usage, signed Ferchenbauer. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM
1178 imageAustrian offices in Romania 1866 (June 20): Mourning cover from Galati to Corfu bearing two examples of 1864 10 s. blue, fresh colours and normal perforation, tied by "GALATZ 20 / 6" (Tchilinghirian fig. 744) cds. Upon arrival, the cover was taxed at double rate with '40' lepta in red crayon and a Large Hermes Head definitive 40 lepta mauve with ample to large margins was added and tied by KERKYRA (June 14, 66) cds. Reverse shows the same datestamp as arrival cds. Filing fold through one of the two soldi stamps and corner bend of the Greek stamp, nevertheless a very interesting combined usage at double rate. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1992). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-26, 11:59 PM

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