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Ethiopia continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
721 image1906 (Jan 1): Small Minelik in violet on 05' on ¼ g. green (2, on reverse), Small Minelik '20' on 1 g. blue, 1903 Malekt in black on 1 gr. blue (2) all used on 1906 registered cover to Porrentruy, Switzerland tied by bilingual "ADIA ABEBA" datestamps in black (June 6), in combination with Somali Coast 1902 75 c. orange & brown-lilac (Ceres 49) tied by Djibouti cds (June 19) in black. Reverse with Porrentruy arrival (June 30). The envelope with slight trim at top but rare and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
722 image1906 (July 1): Large Minilik in violet on '10' on ½ g. salmon, a defective example used on 1906 postcard to Elberfeld, Germany tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (Dec 26), in combination with French Levant 10 c. rose (Ceres 14) tied by "DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" cds (Jan 2, 1907) in black (date slug error). A rare combination and the fault not too glaring. Cert. J-F. Brun (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
723 image1906 (July 1): Large Minilik in red-violet on '10' on ½ g. salmon, four examples used on 1906 cover to Grandson, Switzerland all tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps in blue (Dec 16); in combination with 1903 Somali Coast 5 c. black & green (3) and 10 c. black & carmine (3) tied by dotted ""DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" cds's in black (Dec 16). Reverse with Grandson arrival (Jan 7, 1907). A fine and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
724 image1907 (July 1): Dagmawi '*¼*' in violet on ¼ g. green, a vertical pair used on 1907 postcard (Place Menelik) to Belgium, tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (Nov 10) in deep blue; in combination with Somali Coast 1903 5 c. black & green (2) tied by Djibouti cds in black (Dec 2) with Brussels arrival alongside (Dec 16). A scarce issue on cover or card. Signed Holcombe. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
725 image1907 (July 1) Dagmawi '*1*' in violet on 1 g. blue, a used example on 1907 cover to Germany tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (Aug 19) in black; reverse with rare usage of Port Said 25 c, blue, tied by dotted ""DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" cds in black (Aug 28) with Djibouti transit alongside. Some wrinkles but a fine and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
726 image1908: Scroll 1 pi. on ½ g. salmon and July 1906 40 c. in violet on 2 g. deewp brown, corner fault, used onm registered 1908 cover to Paris with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine and 1902 25 c. pale blue & blue all tied by "ADDIS-ABABA / POSTES" datestamps (Aug 28) in blue. Paris arrival cds (Sept 26) on reverse. The envelope with wear and edge faults but a rare usage of the Scroll issue on letter. Cert. P. Holcombe (1997). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
727 image1897 (June 24): Cover to Constantinople franked on reverse with 1894 2 g. deep brown tied by "HARAR" datestamp in black, repeated strike on obverse; franked on front with Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose cancelled by "Djibouti / Postes" datestamps in blue (June 27) and by French Paquebot "Ligne N / Paq. Fr. No. 10" (June 28) and carried up the Red Sea by the Steamer "Sydney". Port Said transit (July 3), Alexandria transit (July 8) and German P.O. in Constantinople arrival cds (July 13) on reverse. Cover originally opened for display and trimmed at back. Rare. Signed G. Bolaffi (1953), A. Bolaffi and A. Diena; cert. A. Diena (1968).rnrnProvenance: Collection Nachum Kaplan, Corinphila sale 169, Sept 2011, lot 755. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
728 image1896: ½ g. salmon postal stationery card (H&G 2), used to Italy cancelled by bold bilingual "HARAR" datestamps in black (May 6, 1897), in combination with Somali Coast 1894 25 c. blue & rose (Ceres 12) cancedlled "Djibouti / Postes" in blue (May 10). Treviso arrival (May 24) also on obverse of an attractive card. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
729 image1903 (Jan 1): Malekt 2 g. deep brown used on 1903 cover to Grosseto, Italy tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (April 15); in combination with Somali Coast 1894 10 c. green & lilac-brown and 15 c. blue & rose tied by Djibouti cds's (May 2). Reverse with "HARAR" transit in blue (April 28) and arrival cds. Some aging but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
730 image1903: Malekt in black on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6d), used to Berlin cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (March 26), in combination with Somali Coast 1902 5 c. pale green & green (Ceres 40) tied by Djibouti cds's (April 12). Berlin arrival (April 27) also on obverse of a scarce card used, very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
731 image1905 (Jan 1): '05' in violet on ¼ g. green,a single example mailed underpaid by Postmaster J.A. Michel in Harar (cachet at right), to the Palace at Monaco tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (Dec 24, 1905), in combination with Somali Coast 1903 25 c. black & blue (Ceres 60) tied by Djibouti cds (Dec 26). Reverse with Monaco arrival datestamps (Jan 7, 1906). File fold but believed to be the earliest and only letter tornMonaco recorded in the classic period of 1894-1910. Cert. APS (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
732 image1905 (Jan 1): '40' in blue on 2 g. deep brown, a single example used on 1905 double weight cover to Rostock, Germany tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" cds in black (March 19) with bilingual "HARAR" transit below (April 6) in blue. Somali Coast 1903 50 c. black & green tied by Djibouti cds in blue with faint 'La Reunion a Marseille' at left. Rostock arrival on reverse. Overall soiling and opening fault at left but a scarce stamp on correctly rate cover. Cert. APS (2010). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
733 image1906 (Jan 1): Small Minilik '05' on ¼ g. green pair, '10' on ½ g. salmon (2) and single '20' on 1 gr. blue, all used on 1906 registered cover to Hamburg tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps in blue (Feb 18), with Somali Coast 1903 50 c. black & green (Ceres 62) tied by Djibouti cds (Feb 20). Reverse with framed 'Recommandê / HARAR (Ethiopie)' registration cachet in violet and Hamburg arrival cds (March 3). Philatelic but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
734 image1905 (Jan 1): '05' on ¼ g. green, '10' on ½ g. salmon, '20' on 1 g. blue and '40' in blue on 2 g. deep brown, on double weight registered cover to USA, all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (Sept 17) with "HARAR" cds of transit in blue (Oct 1). Somali Coast 1903 15 c. black & yellow-brown, 20 c. black & violet and 40 c. black & orange (Ceres 58+59+61) all tied by Djibouti cds`s (Oct 3). Boston arrival on reverse (Oct 24). Curiously, mail to the USA in the period 1896-1905 is surprisingly uncommon. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
735 image1906 (Jan 1): Small Minilik '20' on 1 g. blue and '80' on 4 g. lilac-brown used on triple rate registered 1906 cover to Berne, Switzerland tied by "HARAR" datestamps in blue (March 18) with two strikes of the (J.AS. Michel) registration cachet in violet; in combination with Somali Coast 1894 40 c. blue & yellow, 1902 5 c. pale green & green, 10 c. red-orange & carmine and 1903 4 c. black & carmine in a strip of five, 25 c. black & blue (Ceres 14+40+41+55+60) tied by Djibouti cds's in black (March 20). Bern arrival on reverse (March 30). A fine and most attractive cover.rnCollection 'Menelik', Harmers, Lugano, 8 Dec 1989, lot 655. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
736 image1905 (Jan 1): '20' on 1 g. blue, a single example used on 1906 cover from Harar to Awara Melka Plantation, tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp (Jan 1) in blue with information strike at right. File folds well away from the adhesive, a rare internal usage. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
737 image1906 (July 1): Large Minelik '10' on ½ g. salmon, three pairs used as seals on reverse of 1907 triple rate envelope from A. Savourê (blue cachet on obverse) to the French Post Office in Dirre-Daoua, all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (Jan 17) in black. Stained from attempts to gum the flap but a scarce issue on letter. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
738 image1905 (Jan 1): '10' on ½ g. salmon, a single example used on 1905 cover to P.A. Szantó of the Austro-Hungarian Expedition, cancelled by bilingual "HARAR" datestamps in blue (Oct 17), with Somali Coast 1903 25 c. black & blue (Ceres 60) alongside cancelled on arrival in Djibouti (Oct 22) in black.rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 82. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
739 image1905: Great Britain 1 d. red stationery envelope up-rated for UPU rate to Addis Abeba with 1902 perfinned 1½ d. deep lilac & green tied by London machine cancellation (April 28). Cover struck on reverse with "Aden" transit cds (May 7) and Djibouti cds in blue (May 16). The envelope was then charged (not taxed) for internal transmission with April 1905 Postage Due "T" (Type II) in violet on 1894 1 g. blue tied by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp (May 16). Some edge wear to envelope but a rarity of Ethiopian philately. Cert. RPSL (2016).rnrnNote: Contrary to Michel's listing, this issue has been recorded used from April 28th 1905. The stamps were only used in Harar.rnNote²: The RPSL state the Postage Due is 'a philatelic contrivance'. If this is so, who paid for the transmission from Djibouti, Somali Coast to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia given that Ethiopia had yet to join the UPU?rnProvenance: Collection Nachum Kaplan, Corinphila sale 169, Sept 2011, lot 770 (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
740 image1906 (April 28): Postage Due 'Taxeà Percevoir' 1 g. blue tied by "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp (May 1) in black to incoming 1907 postcard mailed from Oran, Algeria franked by Sower 10 c. rose (April 6) on viewside. A very scarce stamp used on card or letter. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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