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Ethiopia continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
701 image1906 (July 1): Large Minilik '40' on 2 g. deep brown used on 1907 double rate cover to Manchester, tied by "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp (April 26) in black. Cover flap torn on opening but reverse bears 1906 French Levant Merson 50 c. brown & grey (Ceres 25), tied by dotted "DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" datestamp (May 5) to Manchester (May 18). Faults with part of flap missing but very rare - just 5 covers are recorded bearing the Levant 50 c. value. Cert. J-F. Brun (2010).rnrnNote: For a similar example at triple rate see the Payne collection (lot 77) or Sciaky collection (lot 98). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
702 image1905: Cover from Awara Melka to Caen, France, with return address and handstamp "PLANTATION / D'AOUARA MELKA" (an Austro-Swiss fruit concern), carried via Harar and mailed in Djibouti with Somali Coast 1902 5 c. pale green & green and 1903 black & carmine (Ceres 40+57) tied by Djibouti datestamps (Dec 12, 1905) in black. Octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille' datestamp in black (Dec 14) and reverse with Caen cds. Scarce and most unusual. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
703 image1894: The full set of seven values to 16 g. black, used on registered cover to Arthur Maury in Paris, all tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps (Nov 27) in brown; "Djibouti / Postes" datestamp in blue (Dec 28) and framed 'R', with 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.U. No. 2' Paquebot adjacent. Djibouti stamp missing on reverse. These covers were prepared for Maury for the 1896 Paris Exhibition. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
704 image1901: 'Ethiopie' in violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6) used to Basel, Switzerland cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (Dec 11), with bilingual "HARAR" datestamp of transit in blue (Dec 20) at right, in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & lilac-brown (Ceres 19) cancelled on arrival in Basel (Jan 21, 1902). Corner fault to the card (written by J.A. Michel), but a rare genuine in-period usage of same. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
705 image1901 (July 1): 'Ethiopie' in violet on 1 g. blue in a horizontal pair, used on 1901 cover to Zurich, Switzerland cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (Nov 11), with bilingual "HARAR" datestamp of transit in blue (Nov 21) at left; in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & lilac-brown, 15 c. green & violet and 50 c. rose & blue (Ceres 10+11+15) tied by Djibouti datestamps (Nov 29) to reverse in blue. Zurich arrival above (Dec 16). Slight trim to reverse of envelope but most attractive. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
706 image1901 (Oct 15): 'Ethiopie' in blue on ½ g. salmon used on postcard to Paris tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in blue (May 5, 1908), in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine similarly tied at Addis Abeba alongside in blue. Fine real photo card of Mother, children and herd of cows in sepia. Scarce - during the re-organisation of the Private Posts, these contentious stamps were re-issued. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
707 image1902 (April 1): Bosta in violet on 1 g. blue, a single example on registered cover to the 'Circus Schumann' in Colmar and readdressed to Prague, tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp (April 6) in blue, transferred with "HARAR / NPOSTES FRANÇAISES" cds in black, reverse with Obock 1894 15 c. blue & rose (2) and 20 c. orange & brown-violet (Ceres 52+53) tied in Djibouti (April 12) in blue. Kolmar cds (April 27) and Prag arrival cds of the following day adjacent. Edge wear to envelope and faults but a scarce destination and the earliest recorded use of the 'Bosta' issue. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 57. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
708 image1902: Bosta overprint in blackish-blue on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6a), written by H. Muhle to F. Michel in Berne, Switzerland cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" cds in black (Nov 27) with "HARAR" transit datestamp (Dec 8, 1902) in blue. Somali Coast 1902 5 c. pale green & green pair (Ceres 40) below tied by Djibouti cds (Dec 15). 'La Reunion a Marseille / LV No. 2' Paquebot in black (Dec 15) and Bern arrival (Dec 28) all on obverse. A most attractive and scarce usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
709 image1902: Bosta overprint in black on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6d), used to France cancelled by faint "Adis Abeba" cds (June 17, 1904) in black, in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine tied by Djibouti cds in blue (July 12). Enghien Les Bains arrival cds (July 27). A scarce card - message states "Expedition in a hopeless muddle, unable to proceed beyond place reached (Addis) and consequently returning soon, probably in bits..". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
710 image1903 (Jan 1): Malekt optd. in black on ¼ g. green (4) and ½ g. salmon (2) used on registered 1903 cover to Whitfield King in Ipswich, all tied by bilngual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (May 11). Franked on obverse and reverse with Somali Coast 1902 5 c. pale green & green (3), 1894 orange-brown & green (5) and Obock 1894 5 c. green & brown (2) all cancelled by Djibouti cds's in blue (June 3). Octagonal 'Ligne N' Paquebot and Ipswich arrival (June 17). A most attractive correctly rated 'three country' franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
711 image1903 (Jan 1): Malekt optd. in black ½ g. salmon (surcharge variety with two dots at beginning of overprint) used on Dec 23 1905 postcard from Awara Melka to Graz, Austria, tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (Dec 31), in combination with Somali Coast 1902 15 c. blue & yellow-brown (Ceres 42) tied by Djibouti cds (Jan 2, 1906) in black. A fine usage with card of 'Djibouti, Indigenous Village'. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
712 image1905 (Jan 1): '05' in blue on ¼ g. green tied to 1905 postcard (Ostriches) to Fiume by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (Feb 16), in combination with Somali Coast 1902 10 c. orange-red & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds (Feb 17) in blue. Scarce issue on card or cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
713 image1905: '10' in violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 7c) used with 1903 malekt ½ g. salmon to Berne, Switzerland tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (May 24), "HARAR" transit in black (June 1); in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) tied by Djibouti cds in blue (June 5), Bern arrival cds, all on obverse. A rare card in used condition and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
714 image1905: '20' in violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 7d) used to Bonn, tied by weak bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (March 15), "HARAR" transit in blue (March 26) on reverse; in combination with Somali Coast 1903 15 c. black & yellow-brown (Ceres 58) tied by Djibouti cds in blue (March 28), French Paquebot 'La Reunion a Marseille' in black and Bonn arrival cds, all on obverse. A rare card in used condition and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
715 image1905 (Jan 24): Diagonally bisected '5 c/m' in violet on ½ g. salmon used on 1905 postcard to Berne, Switzerland tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in black (March 9), in combination with Somali Coast 1902 10 c. orange-red & carmine (Ceres 41) tied by Djibouti cds (March 10) in blue, Aden cds and Bern arrival (March 24) all on obverse of a fine card written by J.A. Michel. Rare. Cert. J-F-. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
716 image1905 (Jan 24): '05' on Bosta ¼ g. green and diagonally bisected '5 c/m' in violet on ½ g. salmon used on 1905 cover to Dire-Daoua, each tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps (Dec 13) in blue. No arrival on reverse as the Dire-Daoua Post Office had yet to open. Roughly opened at left but a rare usage of these two provisionals. Cert. APS (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
717 image1905: '5 c/m' in violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 7c) , sent registered from Addis Abeba with pair of 1905 '20' on 1 g. blue pair to Vienna, in combïnation with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine and 25 c. black & blue (Ceres 57+60) tied by Djibouti cds's (March 30) in blue. Framed 'R' and Vienna arrival (April 14) all on obverse of a fine and very scarce card. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
718 image1905: Postage Due 'T' (Type II) in violet on ½ g. salmon horizontal pair tied to reverse of underpaid 1905 in-coming cover to Addis Abeba from Jerusalem by "HARAR" datestamp (Sept 5) in greenish blue; Turkey 20 pa. carmine pair above tied by bilingual JERUSALEM cds with Port Said, Suez, Aden and Djibouti transits alongside. Envelope with imperfections but an exceptionally rare usage of the Postage Dues (only recorded used in Harar) with less than 10 covers bearing this issue known. Signed Holcombe. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rnNote: Illustrated in the Sciaky handbook on page 90.rnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 77; Collection Ulf Lindahl, DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 72110. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
719 image1906 (April 28): Postage Due 'Taxeà Percevoir' 1 g. blue, tied to reverse of underpaid cover from Bavaria to Harar, readdressed to Addis Abeba by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp (March 4. 1906) in black - paying the rate for the readdressing and Ethiopia was yet to join the UPU. Correctly rated on despatch with Bavaria 10 pfg. carmine in a vertical pair (Jan 29), with 'Suez / Ambulant' transit cds (Feb 12) and Djibouti cds alongside. An extremely rare Postage Due on letter and most unusual. Cert. J-F. Brun (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
720 image1906 (Jan 1): Small Minelik in violet on '10' on ½ g. salmon used on 1906 postcard to Antioch, Syria tied to viewside by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (May 26), in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) tied by Djibouti cds (May 29) in black. Reverse with "Alexandrette" Austrian Post Office arrival datestamp (June 19). A rare stamp on card or letter to an unusual destination. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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