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Ethiopia continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
741 image1906 (April 28): Postage Due 'Taxeà Percevoir' 1 g. blue, tied to 1906 incoming cover to Awara Melka Plantation by "Harar" datestamps in blue, stained, paying the internal charge on letter from Grandson, Switzerland bearing Standing Helvetia 25 c. blue (Aug 18). Reverse with Marseille and Djibouti transit cds (Sept 4). File fold away from the adhesives but a very scarce usage of the Postage Due on an unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
742 image1900: Austria 5 kr. rose on buff postal stationery card mailed to Gondar, Abyssinia, with extraordinary range of cancellations prior to the card's eventual return with 'Suez / Ambulant' cds (April 11), bilingual "HARAR" in blue (April 26, May 3 and Sept 30), "ENTOTTO" in blue (May 11 and Sept 24), Djibouti (Oct 9), octagonal 'Ligne N' Paquebot datestamp (Oct 15). Rare and unusual and an extraordinary destination for Austrian Mail of this period. 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
743 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1907 (Nov 15): Registered cover to Djibouti franked by French Levant Blanc 1 c. grey (2), 2 c. claret and Port Said 5 c. green with Merson 1 fr. rose & yellow-green, all tied by dotted "DIRRE-DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" datestamps (Nov 15) in black, with Djibouti cds on reverse (Nov 18). Philatelic but the 1 fr. Port Said is a rarity on letter from Dirre-Daoua and during the interegnum period just seven covers are reported from Dire Daoua.rnrnNote: For a similar cover see collection Reverend Eric Payne, Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 83.rnProvenance: Collection Ulf Lindahl, DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 72122. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
744 imageFrench Legation at Addis Abeba 1907: Registered cover from Addis Abeba to Zurich franked at the French Legation by Somali Coast 1903 75 c. black & bistre (Ceres 63) paying the registered double rate, tied by large circular "LEGATION DE FRANCE / RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / ADDIS-ABBEBA" handstamp with framed 'R' adjacent in black. Reverse with unclear French Paquebot and Zurich arrival (Jan 7, 1908). Envelope with two file holes and closed corner tear at right, of no great significance as this is the sole registered usage from the Legation, with only three covers (all used in November and December 1907 after the bankruptcy of the Ethiopian Posts) in total recorded. Unique. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 104.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
745 imageFrench Legation at Addis / Harar 1908 (Jan 5): Registered cover at triple rate to Graz, Austria franked by Somali Coast 1902 25 c. pale blue & blue, four examples (Ceres 44) tied with two bold strikes of the "Harar Maltese Cross" handstamp with framed 'R' at left in black. Reverse with return addresss of the French Consulate in Addis Abeba, manuscript date of sending, Dijon cds (Feb 1) and Graz arrival cds (Feb 3). A few small imperfections to envelope but a famous and rare cover - the sole recorded usage of this cancel on a registered cover. Unique. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, London, 25 July 2006, lot 106. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
746 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1894: ½ g. salmon, a vertical used on 1908 cover to France in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) tied by "HARRAR / POSTES" datestamps in blue (July 11), with information strike alongside. Djibouti transit and arrival on reverse. A very scarce usage of the first issue during the re-organisation of the Posts period prior to joining the UPU later in the year. 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
747 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1901 (Oct 15): 'Ethiopie' on ¼ g. green and 1905 '05' in purple on ¼ g. green used on postcard (real photo of school or mission) to France with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in blue-green (May 22). Voiron arrival at left (June 14). Superb and scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
748 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1906 (July 1): Large Minelik '10' on ½ g. salmon, single example used on 1908 postcard to France with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in blue-green (May 22). Superb and scarce.rnNote: Illustrated in the Sciaky handbook on page 106. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
749 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1908: 'Chemin de Fer Abyssinie / Mission Ozil' envelope to Djibouti franked by Somali Coast 1903 5 c. black & green in a vertical pair (Ceres 56) tied by dotted "DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" datestamp (April 15) with information strike alongside. Djibouti arrival cds on reverse (April 16). Cover tears and inclusion at base but a scarce usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
750 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1908: Registered cover to Paris franked by Somali Coast 1903 50 c. black & green, sheet marginal (Ceres 62) tied by dotted "DIRRE DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" datestamp (June 7) with information strike alongside. Paris arrival cds on reverse (August 20). Superb and very scarce. 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
751 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1894: First Issue ¼ g. green (2), ½ g. salmon, 1 g. blue and 2 g. deep brown used on 1908 registered cover to Amsterdam, in combination with Somali Coast 1903 75 c. black & bistre (Ceres 63), all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in blue (July 16) with unframed 'R' at left. Amsterdam arrival on obverse (Aug 2) and readdressed to Arnhem. A scarce late usage during re-organisation period to an unusual destination. Cert. J-F. Brun (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
752 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1894: First Issue ¼ g. green (2), used on 1908 postcard to Burgos, Spain with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) all tied by "HARRAR / POSTES" datestamps (Aug 22) in blue with information strike at left. Slight stain at base but a scarce usage and destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
753 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1908: Cover sent registered to "Sa Majestê Mênêlik II, Empereur & Roi des Rois d'Ethiopie", franked by 1894 ¼ g. green and 1 g. blue, 1903 Malekt ½ g. salmon, 1907 ¼ in violet on ¼ g. green, 1908 Scroll 1 pi. on ½ g. salmon, all tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (Oct 5) in black with 'R' above. Opening tears at top and back flap missing but a remarkable cover. Cert. J-F. Brun (2016).rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
754 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1906 (July 1): Large Minilik '20' on 1 g. blue, a used example on 1908 cover to France in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) all tied by "ADDIS-ABABA / POSTES" cds in blue (June 25) with information strike at leftrnalongside. Octagonal "YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE / L.N. No. 1" Paquebot below (July 12). Reverse with Djibouti cds and Carignan arrival (July 26). Small envelope imperfections but scarce. Cert. J-F. Brun (2009).rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
755 image1 November 1908: Entry into UPU 1908 (Nov 1): ½ piastre on ½ g. salmon, used on viewside of 1908 postcard to Firenze, Italy tied by "HARRAR / POSTES" datestamp in blue (Dec 12) with information strike above. Reverse with octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille / L.V. No.1' in black (Dec 15). An early post-UPU usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Sciaky, Harmers, 25 July 2006, lot 125. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
756 image1908 (Nov 1): ¼ pi. on ¼ g. green horizontal pair, ½ pi. on ½ g. salmon, 1 pi. on 1 g. blue and 2 pi. on 2 g. brown all used on 1909 registered cover to France, correctly franked at 4 pi. rate (postage 2 pi. + registration 2 pi.), tied by "Addis Ababa" datestamps (Jan 7) in blue. Reverse with large black and red wafer seal of the 'Telegraphes Ethiopiens' and Lyon arrival cds (Jan 29). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
757 image1908 (Nov 1): 1 pi. on 1 g. blue and 4 pi. on 4 g. lilac-brown used on 1911 registered cover to Zurich tied by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamp in black (Feb 6) with information strike and 'R' alongside. Zurich arrival on reverse (March 3). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
758 image1909: 4 g. green & rose, a used example on registered cover to Panama Canal Zone, tied by "ADDIS-ABABA / POSTES" in black (Feb 11), thence via New York (March 11) with fine strikes of scarce "PEDRO MIGUEL C.Z. / REGISTERED" arrivals in blue (March 20 and 21) and readdressed to Culebra. A rare destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
759 image1 November 1908: Entry into UPU 1907 (July 1): Dagmawi '*¼*' in violet on ¼ g. green, a used example on postcard of Market at Adda, mailed from Harar by the P.O. Official Sourin to France, tied by "HARRAR / POSTES" datestamp (July 7) in blue; together with 1911 faulty cover to Cairo with 1907 4 pi. on 4 g. lilac-rose pair and 1909 4 g. rose & green sent registered from "ADIA ABEBA" (April 5). Pre UPU issues being used up are relatively scarce.rnrnProvenance: The postcard ex collection Reverend Eric Payne, Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 76. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
760 imageReorganisation of the Posts 1908: Multi-franked registered cover to Zurich, three weeks before joining UPU, bearing Ethiopia 1905 '20' in red-violet on 1 g. blue, 1907 '2' in violet on 2 g. deep brown, scarce 'Taxeà Percevoir' Postage Due 1 g. blue, used with Somali Coast 1903 1 c., 4 c., 10 c. and 20 c.; Obock 1894 15 c. blue & rose and Port Said 25 c. blue all canceleled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps (Oct 9). A few imperfections but a scarce usage sent whilst they still could! with J.A. Michel cachet on reverse. Cert. APS (2002).rnrnProvenance: Collection Ulf Lindahl, DF, Geneva, Sept 2013, lot 72126. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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