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Austrian Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6074 imageBulgaria Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Varna 1869 (Oct 26): Entire letter from Constantinople to Paris, given to the Lloyd steamer to Varna, franked with 1867 coarse whiskers 15 s. deep brown and 25 s. grey, fresh colours, cancelled together by fine "VIA VARNA" straight line handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 114) with "A. / P.D." handstamp in black and French "AUTR. STRASBOURG 1 NOV. 69" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with WIEN transit cds (Oct 30). File fold well away from the adhesives, an appealing entire. Signed Colla; cert. Ferchenbauer (2004).rnNote: Mail given directly to the Lloyd steamer to Varna were postmarked upon arrival in the Lloyd P.O. in Varna with the present VIA VARNA handstamp. The rate is 10 s. for the Levant, 5 s. for Austria and 25 s. for France.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, 140. Corinphila sale (May 2005), lot 1014. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6075 imageBulgaria Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Varna 1874 (July 1): Double rate Envelope from Constantinople to Venice, endorsed "via Varna", bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 3 s. green (2), 5 s. red, 10 s. blue and 25 s. grey, fresh colours and good perforation, tied by two clear strikes of "LETTERE ARRIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA / 1 / 7" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115). "P.D." handstamp in black alongside, reverse with WIEN transit and VENEZIA arrival cds's (July 6). Minor edge wear, nevertheless a most attractive four-colour franking. Cert. E. Diena (1984) Ferchenbauer = € 8'500.rnNote: Mail given directly to the Lloyd steamer to Varna were postmarked upon arrival in the Lloyd P.O. in Varna with the present handstamp. The rate is twice 10 s. for the Levant, twice 5 s. for Austria and twice 8 s. for Italy.rnReference: Ferchenbauer handbook, part IV, p. 611. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6076 imageBulgaria Rustchuk, 1872 (April 13): Entire letter from Rustchuk to Pest, bearing 1867 coarse whisker 15 s. brown, a fresh and fine adhesive, tied by clear "RUSTSCHUK 13 / 4" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 877). Reverse with PEST arrival (April 16) cds. Horizontal filing fold well away from stamp and postmarks, an interesting entire. Signed Kessler & Ferchenbauer.rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, 12. Corinphila auction (Oct 2000), lot 2665. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6077 imageAustrian Lloyd P.O. in Constantinople 1867 (Feb 9): Lettersheet from Constantinople to Narni bearing 1864 Arms definitves 3 s. green, 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, three fine adhesives, tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE CONSTANTINOPOLI 9 / 2" cds's, "P.D." in red and framed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI" alongside. Reverse with Brindisi and Ancona transit cds's (Feb 14). An appealing three-colour franking, cert. A. Diena (1974). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6078 imageConstantinople 1868 (June 27): Printed matter Entire from Constantinople to Triest, bearing 1863 Arms 2 s. yellow perf. 14 in a horizontal pair of vibrant colour, well embossed and perforated, tied by crisp strike of ornamented "CONSTANTINOPEL 27 / 6" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 386). Reverse with oval TRIEST arrival datestamp. An entire of outmost attractiveness, signed Grioni Ferchenbauer = € 2'000.rnProvenance: Collection Monte Napoleone, 78. Corinphila sale (Sept 1988), lot 473. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6079 imageConstantinople 1873 (Dec 28): Cover from Constantinople to Lyon, endorsed "Via Trieste", bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 10 s. blue and 25 s. dark violet, two fresh and fine adhesives of vibrant colour, tied by crisp strike of "CONSTANTINOPEL 28 / 12" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387) and French entry cds in red, "P.D." in black alongside. Reverse with oval TRIEST transit datestamp and indistinct Lyon arrival cds. An attractive cover paying the 35 s. rate to France, cert. Ferchenbauer (1992) Ferchenbauer = € 1'600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6080 imageAustrian Lloyd P.O. in Constantinople 1869/81: Group four covers incl. 1869 cover to Genova with mixed franking 1867 25 s. grey and 1864 3 s. green for a journey with Lloyd to Corfu and from there with Italian vessel to Brindisi, two covers in the single UPU rate to Genova, and 1881 triple rate cover with twice 15 s. to Meteline. A nice ensemble. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6081 imageEgypt Alexandria, 1869 (Jan 2): Entire printed matter letter from Alexandria to Trieste, bearing 1864 Arms 2 s. yellow perf. 9½ in a fresh and fine horizontal pair, cancelled centrally "ALEXANDRIEN 2 / 1" cds in black (Tranmer fig. 5). Reverse with oval TRIEST arrival datestamp (Jan 7). An appealing item, signed Sorani Ferchenbauer = € 3'350. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6082 imageEgypt Alexandria, 1877 (March 11): Lettersheet from Alexandria to Venice, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing 1867 coarse whisker 5 s. red (2), tied by thimble "ALEXANDRIEN 11 / 3 77" cds in black (Tranmer fig. 10). Reverse with VENEZIA arrival cds (March 16). Two filing folds, nevertheless an appealing UPU rate cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6083 imageEpirus Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Sayada, 1909c: 1907 Austrian Levant 30 pa. violet cancelled by part strike of "(Agenzia / del LLOYD) AUSTRIACO / .... 1909 (SAJADA) Epiro" in purple (Tchilinghirian fig. 521). An elusive cancellation from this small village.rnNote: Sayada, some 55 miles north of Prevesa, had a population of between 1'000 and 2'000 mainly illiterate people at this date. A major rarity of the Austrian Lloyd, Tchilinghirian recorded no covers at all. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6084 imageHolyland Jaffa, 1864c (Sept 2): Envelope from Jaffa to Triest, bearing 1863 15 s. brown perf. 14 in mixed franking with 1864 Arms 5 s. rose perf. 9½, tied by perfect decorative "JAFFA 2 / 9" cds in blue (Tranmer fig. E). Reverse with TRIEST arrival cds (Sept 15) cds. Minor toning which does not distract from the attractiveness of this rare mixed franking. Signed Raybaudi; cert. E. Diena (1986) Ferchenbauer = € 1'950.rnProvenance: Collection Rivolta, Harmers Lugano sale (Feb. 1992), lot 539. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6085 imageHolyland Jerusalem, 1883 (Nov 15): Envelope from the consulate of the United States to Andover, Massachusetts, bearing 1867 fine whisker 10 s. blue, tied by bold "JERUSALEM / GERUSALEMME 15 / 11 83" cds in black (Tranmer fig. H). Reverse with CONSTANTINOPEL (Dec 1) and NEW YORK transit as well as ANDOVER arrival cds's (Dec 17). A fine and fresh UPU rate cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6086 imageLebanon Beirut, 1880 (May 13): Lettersheet from Beirut to Glarus, Switzerland, bearing 1867 fine whisker 10 s. blue, tied by "BEIRUTH 13 / 5 80" cds in black (Tranmer fig. G). Reverse with ALEXANDRIEN (May 16) and NAPOLI transit as well as GLARUS arrival cds's (May 25). A fine UPU rate cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6087 imagePapal States Austrian Lloyd Agency in Ancona, 1840: Unpaid Lettersheet from Ancona to Nauplion, endorsed "Col Vapore Austriaco", with straight line ANCONA despatch handstamp in red, oval framed "AGENZIE DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Ancona" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 457) and Greek oval YPERTHALASSION (=Overseas) handstamp alongside. Reverse with PATRAS transit and NAUPLION arrival cds's (Jan 11). One ink whole, nevertheless an appealing item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6088 imagePapal States Austrian Lloyd Agency in Ancona, 1852: Partially prepaid Lettersheet from Rimini to Malta bearing 5 b. black on rose, three fine and fresh single adhesives with good to large margins, cancelled by mute grill obliterator, straight line RIMINI despatch handstamp alongside. The obverse shows crisp oval framed "AGENZIE DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / Ancona" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 457) and CORFU (Oct 15) transit cds, charged '3' (pence) due on receipt for the incoming letter fee. A very attractive and scarce cover. The postage with Austrian services was 9 kr. for Austro-Italian land transit for a distance up to 150 kms. and 9 kr. for sea carriage, amounting to 18 kr. or 16 bajocchi. The underpayment by 1 b. was not taxed. Cert. E. Diena (1985). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6089 imageRomania Bucharest, Walachia 1850 (Nov 2): Official Entire letter of the catholic church administration in Bucharest to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Lyon, struck by crisp two-line "BUKAREST / 2. NOV.." datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 710). French "SARD. PONT-DE-B. 21 NOV. 50" entry cds and "T S" ('Transit Sarde'), both in red on obverse, reverse with arrival cds (Nov 21). Interesting entire.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6090 imageRomania Galatz, Moldavia 1864 (Nov 17): Lettersheet from Galati to Manchester, bearing two horizontal pairs and a horizontal strip of four of 1864 Arms 5 s. dark rose, perf. 9½, tied by four clear strikes of "GALLATZ 17 / 11" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 743), boxed "P.D." in violet and "WeitFranco14" (kreuzer) credit marking applied in Vienna (van der Linden 2972) in red alongside. Reverse with WIEN transit and MANCHESTER arrival (Nov. 26) cds's. An outstanding cover, a beauty, signed Colla; cert. Ferchenbauer (2004) Ferchenbauer = € 4'600 for a franking of five 5 s. adhesives.rnNote: Overfranked by five soldi, the postage before October 1866 was 10 soldi from the United Principalities to Austria and 25 soldi from Austria to Great Britain.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, 140. Corinphila sale (May 2005), lot 802. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6091 imageRomania Giurgevo, Walachia 1867 (June 10): Front of an entire mounted to cardboard, sent from Giurgiu to Vienna, bearing two horizontal pairs and a single adhesive of 1864 Arms 2 s. yellow, perf. 9½, five fresh and fine stamps, well embossed, tied by three clear strikes of "GIURGEVO 10 / 6" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 748). An extremely rare usage of the 2 so. adhesive in Giurgevo, Tchilinghirian did not have one single stamp in his files. Ferchenbauer = LP for a franking of five 2 s. adhesives on cover.rnNote: 10 soldi rate from the Danubian Principalities (& Albania) to Austria after October 15, 1866. Thus this item must have been sent in June 1867, when Giurgevo belonged to the Hungarian postal administration. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF6,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6092 imageRomania Ploesti, Walachia 1864c (July 27): Envelope from Ploesti to Vienna, bearing 1863 5 s. rose perf. 14 in mixed franking with 1864 Arms 15 s. brown perf. 9½, tied by "PLOJESTIE 27 / 7" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 768). Reverse with HERMANNSTADT transit and WIEN arrival (Aug 1) cds's. A rare and appealing mixed franking. Signed A. Diena; cert. E. Diena (1986) Ferchenbauer = € 1'950.rnNote: Pre-1866 cover with special 5 soldi rate from Ploesti & Bottushan and 15 soldi for Austria. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,900.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6093 imageRomania Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Kustendje 1865 (Sept. 19): Unpaid Entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste, endorsed "Voie de Kustendje", struck in transit with "LLOYD AGENZIE KUSTENDJE 19 / 9" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 844). Reverse with WIEN transit cds in black and framed TRIEST arrival datestamp in red (Sept 24). Minor filing fold, an appealing entire.rnNote: Until the end of 1865 the Austrian Lloyd routed its mail via Kustendje / Constanza until the new railway line from Varna to Rustchuk was inaugurated. The receiver had to pay 20 kreuzer for the Levant and 15 kreuzer for Austria.rnProvenance: Collection Monte Napoleone, 78. Corinphila sale (Sept 1988), lot 680. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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