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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
661 image1903: Bosta in violet on 1 gr. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6b), slight corner bend, used to Interlaken, Switzerland cancelled by bilingual "ADDIS ABEBA" cds (April 16, 1902) in black, with bilingual "HARAR" transit in blue (April 27) and "HARAR / POSTES FRANÇAISES" cds in black, in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & lilac-brown (Ceres 10) with Djibouti cds (May 2) in blue. Interlaken arrival (May 15) on an attractive card, written by Henry Muhle, the Addis Abeba Postmaster.rnrnProvenance: Collection Reverend Eric Payne, Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 38. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
662 image1905: Postcard mailed from Harar to Baden near Vienna, with "HARAR / POSTES FRANÇAISES" despatch cds in black, in combination with Somali Coast 1902 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds in black (July 29). Baden arrival alongside (Aug 12). Corner bend but unusual without an Ethiopian franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
663 image1903: Malekt in violet on 1894 ½ g, salmon, a used example on 1903 cover to Geneva (at J. Michel's illegal reduced rate of ½ g. instead of 1 g.) tied by bilingual "HARAR" daatestamp in blue (Oct 13) with information strike alongside. Somali Coast 5 c. pale green & green and 20 c. green & violet-brown (Ceres 40+43) tied by Djibouti cds with octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No. 5' Paquebot datestamp at left (Oct 15). File fold away from adhesives (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
664 image1903: Malekt in black on 1 gr. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6d), used to Dirre Daoua cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" in blue (July 12, 1904). Corner bend and slight aging but a rare internal usage. Cert. J-F. Brun (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
665 image1905 (Jan 1): '05' in blue on ¼ g. green, a used example on 1905 postcard to Vienna, tied by bilingual "HARAR" cds in black (Feb 8), in combination with Somali Coast 10 c. orange-red & carmine tied by Djibouti cds (Feb 11) in blue. A scarce usage of the numeral overprint on correctly rated card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
666 image1905 (Jan 1): '20' in violet on 1 g. blue, a used example on 1905 cover to a member of the Austro-Hungarian Mission in Djibouti tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" cds in black with information strike alongside (Nov 22). Opening tear at lower right but a scarce stamp on an internal letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
667 image1903 (Jan 1): Malekt 1 gr. blue (2) and single 2 gr. brown used on 1904 double rate cover from "Mines D'Or du Wallaga", the adhesives tied by "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (May 7) in black, in combination with Somali Coast 1902 5 c. pale green & green (2), 15 c. blue & yellow-brown and 25 c. pale blue & blue (Ceres 40+42+44) tied by Djibouti datestamp in blue (May 21). Reverse with uncancelled British Somaliland ½ a. green and 1 a. carmine. Carried by private courrier from Wollega to Addis Abeba, Some imperfections but a scarce cover. Cert. J-F. Brun (2009).rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 66. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
668 image1896: ½ g. salmon postal stationery card (H&G 2), a used example written from Zwai (Suai-See on card) on Nov 24, 1900 to Germany cancelled by bilingual "ENTOTTO" datestamp in blue (Nov 29), without Somali Coast adhesive as none available on despatch and struck with "T" mark and Djibouti cds (Jan 4, 1901) in blue. Nieder-Ingelheim arrival cds at left (Jan 14) where no apparent charge raised. Some spotting but a scarce and most attractive usage. 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
669 imageCourrier Post 1898-1906c. (June 14): Letter in Amharic delivered by hand from Djigdjiga to Harar (the sole method possible if not on the Addis-Harar-Djibouti route), sent by Ras Makonnen the father of Haile Selassie to Sarkis Terzian, an Armenian trader and gun merchant. Ras Makonnen is stating his willingness to buy and requesting strong alcohol in the letter. The letter, with no year mentioned can only be dated through the history of Ras Makonnen and Sarkis, with Makonnen cachet at base in black. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
670 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3), used on from Kulubi (North West of Harar) to St. Peterburg, Russia; with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & violet-brown, tocuhed at left (Ceres 10) tied by 'Djibouti / Postes' datestamp (July 12, 1907). Octagonal French Paquebot 'La Reunion a Marseille' (July 14) in black and Odessa transit and arrival in black. A most unusual emanation and destination at this date. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
671 image1902: Bosta in violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6b), a used example to St. Peterburg, Russia cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" in blue (Feb 27), in combination with Obock 1892 25 black & rose (Ceres 39) and Somali Coast 1902 10 c. orange-red & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds's in blue (March 5) with two Russian transits and St. Petersburg arrival cds (March 5 julian) in violet. Slightly dusty but a scarce and attractive card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
672 image1899: Cover endorsed "Mission de Russie en Abyssinie, Adis-Abeba" at base, sent registered to St. Petersburg, Russia and franked by Obock 1892 75 c. violet on orange-yellow (Ceres 43) paying registered double rate tied by Djibouti cds in blue, octagonal French Paquebot 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No. 2' at right (Jan 3, 1900) in black and scarce straight line "OBESSARENKO" cyrillic handstamp in violet of disinfection applied on entry. Reverse with Russian transits and arrival (Jan 8, 1900 julian) in violet. Weak edges to envelope but a scarce usage. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
673 image1896: ½ g. salmon postal stationery card (H&G 2) used to Berlin cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (April 24, 1900), in combination with India ½ a. green (on reverse) and pair of 1 a. plum tied by "B" in bars obliterator and by 'Aden' transit cds (May 6). "ZAILA / SOMALI COAST" cds at right (April 28) in black. Small scrape on card at top right but a superb and rare combination usage. Cert. APS (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
674 image1902: Malekt in bluish-violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6c), a used example written at Addis-Abeba to Berlin (Nov 19, 1904), in combination with British Somaliland 1903 1 a. carmine (Gi 2) tied by "B" in bars obliterator with "ZAILA / SOMALI COAST" cds below (Dec 5) in black. 'Berbera' transit cds (Dec 8) and 'Aden' transit cds (Dec 10) with Berlin arrival (Dec 24) all on the obverse of a very fine and extremely rare card. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
675 image1896: 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 3) written by the explorer Oscar Neumann on July 5, 1900 from "Sheikh Husska Arussi (Galla Land)" to Berlin with bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (July 14), the card would have been carried by courrier to Harar; franked by India ½ a. green and two 1 a. plum all tied by "B" in bars obliterators with "ZAILA / SOMALI COAST" cds below (July 21) in black. 'Aden' transit cds (Nov 29) and Berlin arrival all on obverse. The Indian stamps applied close to the edge of card and some perfs. clipped but a rare and most attractive usage.rnrnNote: Oscar Neumann was born to a wealthy Jewish family (1867-1946), he travelled to German East Africa across Tanganyika, Uganda and Kenya in 1892 and collected for the Berlin Museum publishing descriptions. In 1899 he accompanied Baron Carlo von Erlanger through and southern Ethiopia, collecting birds that went to Lord Walter Rothschild's bird collection in Tring. In 1941, with the help of his friend Julius Riemer he fled Germany, travelling from Berlin via Cuba to Chicago, where he worked the final years of his life as a curator in the Field Museum of Natural History. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
676 image1896: ½ g. salmon postal stationery card (H&G 2) written by the explorer Oscar Neumann on April 24, 1900 from Harar to Berlin with bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (April 16) and presumably pre-cancelled, franked by India ½ a. green and two 1 a. plum folded over edge of card at base and intact on reverse, all tied by "B" in bars obliterators with "ZAILA / SOMALI COAST" cds at right (April 28) in black. 'Aden' transit cds (May 6) and Berlin arrival all on obverse. A rare and most attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
677 imageItalian Post Offices in Eritrea (The Italian Route) 1893: 'Colonia Eritrea' 20 c. orange, a horizontal used pair on 1893 cover to Göteborg, Sweden from the Oromo Mission in Harar under Dr. Nils-Olof Hylander (the addressee was his fiancê) dated in manuscript on reverse (May 29), thence by Diplomatic Bag to Massawa; the adhesives tied by "MASSAUA / (MAR ROSSO)" squared circle (June 2) in black. Reverse with Göteborg arrival (June 21). Scarce destination from a small archive of approximately ten cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
678 imageItalian Post Offices in Eritrea (The Italian Route) 1893: 'Colonia Eritrea' 40 c. brown used on 1893 cover from Harar to cover to Göteborg, Sweden from the Oromo Mission in Harar under Dr. Nils-Olof Hylander (the addressee was his fiancê), tied by "ASMARA / ERITREA" datestamp (Sept 11) in black with information strike alongside. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
679 imageItalian Post Offices in Eritrea (The Italian Route) 1898: Eritrea 10 c. dull red postal stationery card (H&G 10), written from Salamona (Feb 2) cancelled by "MASSAUA / (ERITREA)" cds's (Feb 6) and mailed to Berlin (Feb 23). Vertical crease and soiled but written by the German explorer and naturalist G. Schirader.rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 38. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
680 imageItalian Post Offices in Eritrea (The Italian Route) 1908: Eritrea 5 c. green pair, 15 c. on 20 c. brown orange (3) used on registered cover to Piacenza, addressed to Lodovico Marazzani Visconti Terzi (politician 1856-1916); tied by ADI CAIE / ERITREA datestamp (July 7) in black. Reverse with Asmara transit cds (July 10) and arrival. Faults but scarce, the sender Marazzini was known to be the commercial Agent in Dessie Wollo, Ethiopia. Signed Sorani. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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