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Ethiopia continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
641 image1894: 1 g. blue, a used example tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (April 4) with information strike alongside, sent registered to Winterthur, Switzerland by Alfred Ilg, with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown-lilac and (on reverse) 75 c. orange & violet-brown for onward transmission (Ceres 10+16) cancelled by 'Djibouti / Postes' datestamp (April 7) in blue withj framed 'R' at left. 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No. 2' Paquebot in black below (April 12). Lyon Gare transit and Winterthur arrival (April 24) on reverse. File punch-hole at left does not detract from an attractive cover. Cert. J-F Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
642 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) used to Charenton, France cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps in black (April 1, 1897) with Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 12) at right cancelled by Djibouti datestamp in blue and by circular "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 3" datestamp (April 5) in black. Reverse with Charenton Le Pont arrival cds (April 16). A fine and scarce usage. Cert. J-F Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
643 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) sent registered to Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, written by Alfred Ilg, cancelled by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp (Sept 14, 1897) with "HARAR" transit below (Sept 25) in black; in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown and 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 10+12) tied by 'Djibouti / Postes' datestamp (Oct 8) in blue. French Paquebot 'La Reunion a Marseille' (Oct 13) in black and arrival all on obverse. Slight bends but an attractive card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
644 image1894: ¼ g. green and 2 g. deep brown, used examples on 1897 cover to Lyon, France the former tied by bilingual "ENTOTTO" cds (June 14) in black and the latter in manuscript, with Somali Coast 1894 5 c. red-orange & green (2) and 15 c. green & violet cancelled by Djibouti datestamps (July 14) in blue. "La Reunion a Marseille" Paquebot datestamp in black at base and Lyon (July 26) arrival on reverse. Tropicalised but scarce. Cert. J-F Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
645 image1894: 2 g. deep brown, a used example on 1897 cover to Lecco, Italy tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (July 21) with information strike adjacent, to Djibouti with Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 12) cancelled by Djibouti datestamp in blue (July 25). Circular 'LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 8' Paquebot datestamp (July 26) in black at right. A fresh and fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
646 image1894: 1 g. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1897 cover to Paris (addressed to the Societê des Chemins de Fer Ethiopiens), tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (Aug 19) with information strike alongside, Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 12) cancelled by "Djibouti / Postes" datestamp at right (Aug 23) in blue. Reverse with 'Ligne N / Paq. Fr. No. 4' Paquebot datestamp and arrival cds. File fold away from adhesives, a fine and scarce usage. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017).rnCollection 'Menelik', Harmers, Lugano, 8 Dec 1989, lot 629. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
647 image1894: 1 gr. blue, a horizontal pair used on 1897 cover to Paris tied by bilingual "HARAR" cds (Sept 13) in black, in combination with 1894 Somali Coast 25 c. blue & rose imperforate tied by "Djibouti / Postes" datestamp in blue (Sept 18) and by octagonal "Ligne N / Paq. Fr, No. 5" datestamp in black (Sept 20). Paris arrivals (Sept 30) on reverse, the envelope opened for display and with edge wear and corner faults at base, scarce nevertheless. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
648 image1898: Cover from Harar to Interlaken, Switzerland with bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (Dec 24), without Ethiopian adhesive (and rare thus), franked by Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & lilac-brown and 15 c. green & violet (Ceres 10+11) tied by Djibouti cds's in blue (Dec 28) and by octagonal French Paquebot "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No. 4" datestamp in black (Jan 4, 1899). Interlaken arrival on reverse (Jan 16). By the hand-writing, sent by Henry Muhle on his way to become the Postmaster of Addis Abeba. A very scarce usage.rnProvenance: Collection 'Waizero', Felzmann, 9 March 2017, lot 4028. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
649 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) sent to Zurich, Switzerland, written by Alfred Ilg, cancelled by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp (Aug 12, 1899) with "HARAR" transit below (Aug 22) in black; in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown (Ceres 10) tied by 'Djibouti' cds's in blue. Zurich arrival also on obverse (Sept 19). A fine card from the First Courrier Mail after internal rates had been fully established. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017).rnNote: The Private Ethiopian Posts opened their own Post Offices in Addis Abeba (Entotto) in May and in Harar in Ausust 1899. They also arranged a weekly Courrier system between the two towns beginning on August 12 (as in the card above), the Courriers did the journey both ways once a week, all outgoing mail was transferred to the French P.O. in Harar who began toi use the "Harar / Postes Françaises" datestamp in this year. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
650 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) to Zurich, Switzerland, written by Alfred Ilg, cancelled by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp (Aug 25, 1899) with "HARAR" transit below (Sept 3) in blue; in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown (Ceres 10) tied by 'Djibouti' cds in blue and octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No. 3' Paquebot alongside (Sept 13). Flaach arrival also on obverse. A fine card from the Third Courrier Mail after internal rates had been fully established. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
651 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) used to St. Gallen, Switzerland with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown-lilac (Ceres10) cancelled by two strikes of bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp in black (Sept 24, 1899), thence via Djibouti with blue cds and St. Gallen arrival (Nov 14). Reverse with bold strike of bilingual "Harar" transit cds (Oct 5) in blue. The card is written by Alfred Ilg. A fresh and fine usage. Cert. Ceremuga (2003). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
652 image1894: 2 g. deep brown, a used example on 1899 cover to Basel, Switzerland tied by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp in blue (March 11), reverse with bilingual "HARAR" transit (March 30) in blue and scarce "HARAR / POSTES FRANÇAISES" cds (March 21) in black, to Djibouti with Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 12) cancelled by Djibouti cds in blue (March 29). Circular 'Ligne N' Paquebot datestamp at right. Closed opening tear at top but scarce. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
653 image1894: 1 g. blue, two used examples (one on reverse), each tied to 1899 cover to Alexandria, Egypt by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamps in black (Oct 25) with information strike alongside; bilingual "HARAR" cds in blue on reverse (Nov 2) and "HARAR / POSTES FRANÇAISES" cds (Nov 5) in black. Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown and 15 c. green & violet (Ceres 10+11) tied by Djibouti cds's (Nov 11) in blue. Octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No. 2' Paquebot alongside (Nov 13). Small faults and aging but scarce. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
654 image1902: Malekt in bluish-violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6c), a used example cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (June 17, 1904) and mailed to Lyndhurst, England in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine tied by Djibouti cds (July 12) in blue. "Lyndhurst / 487" duplex of arrival on obverse (July 28) and forwarded to Beckenham. Mail to Great Britain from Ethiopia at this date is very scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
655 image1894: 1 g. blue used on reverse of cover to Awara Melka, tied by bilingual "HARAR" datesamp in blue (May 29, 1906), cover originally mailed from Djibouti with 1902 25 c. pale blue & blue tied by Djibouti cds (May 25) in black. File fold crosses the Ethiopia 1 g. but an unusual in-coming combination usage to a most unusual destination. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
656 image1903: Malekt in black 1 gr. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6d) used to Berlin cancelled by bilingual "Adis Abeba" cds (March 26, 1904) in black, in combination with Somali Coast 1902 10 c. red-orange & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds (April 12) in blue. Berlin arrivals (April 27) in black at left. An attractive card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF175.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
657 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) to Alstetten, Switzerland cancelled by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp in black (Nov 24); bilingual "HARAR" cds in blue on reverse (Dec 2) and faint "HARAR / POSTES FRANÇAISES" cds (Dec 9) in black. Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & brown (Ceres 10) cancelled by Djibouti cds (Dec 11). Altstetten arrival (Dec 27) at right.Two small stains and corner crease but nonetheless attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
658 image1901 (July 1): 1 gr. blue with "Ethiopie" violet overprint, used on 1902 internal cover to Harar tied by "ADIS ABEBA" cds in black (Jan 7) with information strike alongside. Bilingual "Harar" arrival (Jan 17) at left in blue. Cover fault at base but a very rare internal usage of n elusive issue. Signed Holcombe. Cert. RPSL (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
659 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) to the Weisser Wind, Zurich, Switzerland, cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (April 7), a late usage of the card but legal tender still, with bilingual "HARAR" transit in blue (April 17) and Somali Coast 1903 black & carmine (Ceres 56) cancelled at Djibouti in blue (April 18). Zurich arrival (April 29) also on obverse. Sent by Alfred Ilg, spike hole and aging but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
660 image1903: Malekt in black on ¼ gr. green postal stationery card (H&G 4d) used to Austria, sent by J. Michel, cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" cds (May 22, 1903) in blue, in combination with off centre Somali Coast 1902 10 c. red-orange & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds (May 26) in blue. Spital arrival (June 12) in black at left. An attractive and scarce card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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