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French Colonies continued...

Reunion
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6294 imageRêunion 1878 (Dec 7): Envelope from Saint Denis to Paris, bearing Cêrès 25 c. blue in mixed franking with Sage 10 c. green, tied by grill obliterator in black, "RÉUNION SAINT DENIS" despatch cds in black and French indistinct octogonal entry cds alongside. Roughly opned at top, nevertheless an uncommon combination to pay the 35 c. Seapost rate to Europe. Maury = € 600. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
French Somalia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6295 imageCôte de Somalis 1899 (Feb 1): Value Envelope from Djibouti to Riolunato nearby Modena with an insured value of 100 francs, bearing on reverse Vues de Djibouti issue 1 fr. green-olive & black, a fresh and fine example with large margins all round, tied by "DJIBOUTI COTE FRANse DES SOMALIS 1 FEVR. 99" cds in blue, timbre indicatif de chargement in blue, Modena transit datestamp and arrival cds (Feb 13, 1899) alongside. An appealing cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

Europe

Martinique
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6296 imageMartinique 1887 (July 7): Registered Envelope from Port-de-France to Nice, bearing Alphêe Dubois 5 c. green in mixed franking with ovpt. "MARTINIQUE / 015", a fresh strip of three with gutter, tied by "PORT-DE-FRANCE MARTINIQUE 7 JUIL. 87" cds in black, framed 'R' in red and "LIGNE A PAQ. FR. No 3 11 JUIL 87" alongside. Reverse with "PARIS A LYON" ambulant and Nice arrival cds (July 26). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Greece
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6297 image1861: Paris printing 5 l. green on greenish, four single examples with close to large margins, of fresh vibrant colour, on 1862 cover from Nauplion tied by '15' numeral of Nauplion with matching cds (Jan 27) in black alongside. Light, nearly invisible vertical file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, an attractive and scarce usage paying the 20 lepta inland rate. Cert. Holcombe (1999) Hellas 3a.rnProvenance: 'Sarah' collection, Corinphila sale 113, 17-18 May 1999, lot 4124. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6298 image1861: Paris printing 10 l. yellowish-orange on blue, two single examples with good to large margins with vivid colour, used on 1861 cover from Sparta to Syros tied by '32' numeral of Sparta with matching cds (Nov 18) in black alongside. Light horizontal file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, a tiny tear in the cover at top, nevertheless an attractive usage to pay the 20 lepta inland rate. Signed Calves & Holcombe Hellas 4a.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' Collection, Ivy & Mader, Aug 1995. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6299 image1861: Paris printing 10 l. red-orange on blue showing a prominent offset of the '10' figures on the reverse onto the face together with 20 l. blue on bluish, two superb adhesives with good to large margins and vibrant colour, on 1861 cover from Syros to Kalamata tied by '67' numeral of Sparta with matching cds (Oct 18) in black and Greek PED handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with Athens transit cds (Oct. 19), then by Greek steamer to Kalamata, where it arrived on October 22. Light horizontal file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, a very attractive cover showing the 30 lepta inter-island rate, in the first month of issue. Cert. Holcombe (1996) Hellas 4a+5a. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6300 image1861: Paris printing 40 l. mauve on blue, a superb adhesive with good to huge margins and vibrant colour, used on 1862 cover from Astros to Tripolis tied by bold '37' numeral of Astros with matching cds (May 6) in black alongside. Vertical file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, nevertheless an appealing double rate cover. Signed Calves Hellas 6a.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' collection, Ivy & Mader, Aug 1995. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6301 image1862/67: 5 l. green, a lower left corner marginal strip of four with good to large margins and vibrant colour, on 1869 cover from Patras to Athens tied by '9' numeral of Patras with matching cds (May 9) in black alongside. Reverse with Athens arrival cds (May 11). Horizontal file fold well away from stamps and postmarks, an attractive cover paying the inland rate. Signed Calves Hellas 17.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' collection, Ivy & Mader, Aug 1995. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6302 imageOutgoing to Greek offices in the Levant 1881 (Feb 11): Prepaid envelope from Piraueus to the Greek P.O. in Constantinople, bearing New Values - Athens Printing 30 l. brown, a fine and fresh adhesive with large to enormous margins all round and fresh colour, tied by light despatch cds. Reverse with Constantinople arrival cds (Feb 14). A large format cover of the "Linea Ellenike-Atomasike Etairia / A. Tlanoises & S." shipping agency with an attractive company sign and is directed to the Neocosmos Gialousy Agency in Cospoli Hellas 45b. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6303 imageOutgoing to Austria 1883 (April 8): Prepaid cover from Nafpaktos to Triest, bearing a horizontal strip of three 1882 Change of Colour 20 l. dark carmine, with good to large margins and a dramatic shade, tied by "NAFPAKTOS 8 APRIL 83" cds's, an information strike alongside. Reverse with Patras transit. Horizontal fold well away from the multiple, an interesting and appealing double UPU rate cover, an exceptional way to pay the 60 lepta rate. Signed Calves Hellas 59/I.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' collection, Ivy & Mader, Aug 1995; Athena collection, DF, May 2002, lot 30347. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6304 imageOutgoing to Egypt 1869 (Feb 25): Prepaid cover from the Athens to Alexandria, bearing Cleaned Plates Printing 40 l. grey-mauve on blue, a fine and fresh adhesive with fair to large margins all round and fresh colour, Athens despatch cds in black and French boxed PD handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with Piraeus transit cds (Feb 25). An interesting and appealing cover. Signed Holcombe Hellas 28. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6305 imageOutgoing to France 1877 (April 25): Double rate cover from Athens to Lyon, bearing New Values - Paris Printing 60 l. deep-green on green, a superb example with regular large margins all round and fresh colour, tied by light Athens despatch cds in black, another information strike and part French entry cds's in red alongside. Reverse with Dijon transit and Lyon arrival cds (April 14). Horizontal file fold away from stamp and postmarks, a very rare usage of this stamp. Certs. Nussbaum (1986), Holcombe (1989) Hellas 44. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6306 imageOutgoing to the Ionian Islands under British rule 1863 (May 1): Entire letter from Kalamata, partially prepaid to the port of Zakynthos / Zante, bearing Paris print 5 l. green on greenish in mixed franking with Athens Print fine impression 10 l. orange and 20 l. blue as well as Consecutive Athens printings 40 l. mauve on blue (2), five adhesive with good to large margins all round and fresh colours, tied with '31' numeral of Kalamata and partially by "ZAKYNTOS 18 MAY 63" Gregorian style arrival cds in blue. Kalamata (May 1, Julian calendar) despatch cds and Greek boxed PD alongside, the obverse shows also '1' (penny) due for the part of the journey within Zakynthos. Reverse with Athens transit cds (May 4). Minor toning of no significance, an exceptional item from the well-known Marcopulo correspondence, showing a four colour franking from three different printings which pays correctly the 115 lepta rate for a fourth rate letter between 15 and 20 gr. with 75 lepta for the Lloyd steamer and 40 lepta for the Greek inland mail. Signed Calves Hellas 3+12/II+13/II+20/I.rnNote: The Ionian Islands were under British rule from 1815 until 1865, when they joined Greece.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' collection, Ivy & Mader sale (Aug 1995). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6307 imageOutgoing to Russia 1870 (Sept 26): Prepaid cover from Argostolion on Kephalonia to Taganrog in Southern Russia, bearing Special printing 20 l. blue, two overlapped adhesives with fair to large margins and fresh colour, tied with '110' numeral of Argostolion, despatch cds and Taganrog arrival cds (Oct 15) in black alongside. Reverse with Syros transit cds (Sept 29). Some toning and wear but an interesting cover Hellas 31. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6308 imageIncoming from Greek offices in the Levant 1862 (May 10): Unpaid cover from Thessaloniki to Athens, despatch "TESSALONIKI TURKIA" cds on front in black, charged upon arrival with '50' lepta in red crayon. Taxed with Athens Print coarse impression 10 l. orange and 40 l. mauve on blue, two fine adhesives with good to large margins and fresh colour, tied with '1' numeral of Athens. Reverse with Piraeus transit and Athens arrival cds's (May 21). A superb cover. Signed Holcombe & Vlastos Hellas 12/I+14/I. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6309 imageIncoming from Greek offices in Egypt 1866 (Feb 6): Prepaid cover from the Greek P.O. in Alexandria to Corfu, bearing Consecutive Athens Printing 80 l. rose-carmine, a superb adhesive with large to enormous margins and fresh colour, Alexandria despatch cds and PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp, both in blue alongside. The stamp was obviously not cancelled upon despatch, this was done upon arrival by '106' numeral of Corfu. Reverse with Kerkyra transit cds (Feb 9). Vertical file fold well away from stamp and postmarks, nevertheless an unusual and interesting cover. Cert. Holcombe (1990) Hellas 22. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6310 imageIncoming from Greek offices in Egypt 1870 (Nov 12): Prepaid cover from the Greek P.O. in Alexandria to Syra, bearing Cleaned Plates Printing 40 l. grey-mauve on blue, a superb adhesive with regular large margins all round and fresh colour, Alexandria despatch cds in black and PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp in blue alongside. Reverse with Syros arrival cds (Nov 15). A fine cover. Signed Calves Hellas 28. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6311 imageIncoming from Austria 1862 (April 26): Unpaid entire letter from Triest to Kalamata, despatch cds on front in black, charged upon arrival with '75' lepta in red crayon. Taxed with Paris printing 5 l. green on greenish and 40 l. mauve on blue in mixed franking with Athens Print fine impression 10 l. orange and 20 l. blue, an exceptional group of four adhesive with regular large margins and fresh colour, tied with '31' numeral of Kalamata. Reverse with Athens transit cds (April 18). Austrian manuscript '3/15' in blue crayon (3 kr. Trieste local fee + 15 kr. = 55 lepta ship fee), total fee includes 20 lepta Greek inland postage. Horizontal and vertical file fold well away from the franking, an appealing four colour usage from two different printings. Signed Calves Hellas 3a+7a+12/II+13/II.rnProvenance: 'Parthenon' collection, Ivy & Mader, Aug 1995. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6312 imageIncoming from France 1862 (March 8): Unpaid Entire letter from Marseille to Athens, despatch cds on front in black, charged upon arrival with '320' lepta in red crayon. Taxed with Paris printing 80 l. rose-carmine, four overlapped adhesives with good to large margins and fresh colour, tied with '1' numeral of Athens. A very fine and appealing fourth rate entire with a weight between 15 and 20 gr., the total postage including 280 lepta for France and 40 lepta for Greece. Hellas 7a.rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 123, Oct 2000, lot 4402. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6313 imageIncoming from France with Lloyd steamer 1866 (June 4): Unpaid cover from Marseille via Trieste and the Austrian Lloyd to Corfu, charged upon arrival with '140' lepta in red crayon. Taxed with overlapped Consecutive Athens Printing 20 l. sky-blue and 40 l. mauve on blue in mixed franking with Cleaned Plates Printing 80 l. rose-carmine, three fresh and fine adhesives with good to large margins and fresh colour, "MARSEILLE A LYON" ambulant cds in black alongside. Reverse with oval Triest and Kerkyra cds (June 2). Austrian manuscript '25/15' in blue crayon (25 kr. France rate + 15 kr. for the Lloyd = 120 lepta ship fee), total fee includes 20 lepta Greek inland postage. Vertical filing fold, some toning, nevertheless an interesting French cover sent not via Marseille but via Trieste. Opinion Holcombe (1990) Hellas 19+20+29. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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