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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1201 image1861: Paris Print 80 l. carmine, 1862/67 2nd Athens print 10 l. orange on greenish paper and 20 l. bright blue on bluish all with four margins, used on small 1862 entire letter to Venice, tied by dotted '18' numeral with "Tripolis" despatch cds (Oct 8) at right. Red 'Paid' at top and reverse with Athens transit (Oct 13) and 'Venezia' arrival (Nov 1g) in black. A charming and attractive entire. Cert. RPSL (2018). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1202 imageIncoming from France 1861/67: Unpaid entire lettersheet from Marseille to Patras, endorsed "Voie de Pyrêe", French Paquebot 'Carmel' cds (Nov 7, 1863) on front, upon arrival charged with '132' lepta in red crayon and franked with overlapped First Athens fine printing 2 l. bistre in combination with Consecutive Athens printings 10 l. yellow-orange, 40 l. light-mauve on blue, and 80 l. rose-carmine touched at top left, otherwise all fine and fresh with good to large margins, tied by Patras cds (Nov 3). Reverse with Athens and Piraeus transit as well as Patras arrival cds's. Stamps partially lifted for inspection, one sideflap missing, an attractive and fine four colour franking. Opinion Holcombe (1996) Hellas 10/IIa+18a+20/Ia+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1203 imageOutgoing to Austria 1861/62: Athens print coarse impression 5 l. green, 10 l. orange and 20 l. deep ultramarine in combination with fine impression 40 l. mauve on blue, all of fresh colour and overall good to large margins (5 l. touched at top), used on 1862 cover from Nafplion to Trieste, tied by '15' numeral of Nauplion, superb despatch cds (Nov 29) and Greek PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with Athens transit cds, Triest arrival cds (Dec 18) and red crayon '3 + 15' (kreuzer) due for Triest and Lloyd equal to 55 lepta + 20 lepta for the Greek inland rate. Horizontal file fold well away from the adhesives, cover refolded at top, an attractive early usage and four colour franking. Hellas 11/Ib+12/Ib+13/Ia+14/IIa. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1204 imageAthens Printing 1861: 10 l. orange, an unused example with ample to large margins all round, in a fresh vibrant shade, large part og. A most attractive example of this scarce stamp Hellas 12/IIa = € 480 / Mi = € 650.rnProvenance: Collection Alphonse Rothschild, Phillips, London, Nov 1992, lot 663. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1205 imageIncoming from Austria 1863: Unpaid cover from Vienna to Patras, with Vienna cds of despatch cds (May 28) and handwritten charge of '15 / 15' kreuzer for Austria and Lloyd on obverse; taxed on arrival at 110 lepta in red crayon, franked by overlapped Athens print fine impression 1861/62 10 l. orange together with consecutive Athens printings 20 l. blue and 80 l. rose-carmine, all very fine, all tied by Patras cds's (May 25). Reverse with Triest and Athens transit cds's. Austrian / Lloyd part of the journey 30 kr. equal to 90 lepta, plus 20 lepta Greek inland rate. An attractive three colour franking Hellas 12/IIa+19a+21b. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1206 imageMail from Italian States to Greece 1862: Cover from Rome to Athens, Greece franked by 1852 7 b. black on blue in a strip of three tied by grill handstamp in black, with Rome despatch cds (March 9, 62) at right. Upon arrival in Greece taxed at '20' lepta in red crayon with 1861/62 First Athens Printings 20 l. deep blue tied '1' numeral in black. An exceptionally attractive and rare combination entire. Cert. Holcombe (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1207 imageAthens Printing 1861: 40 l. mauve on blue, an unused example of the coarse printing, fresh colour, good to large margins all round, unused without gum. Some thins repaired, nevertheless an attractive example of this very rare stamp. Cert. Scheller (2010) Hellas 14/Ia = € 7'900 for a mint example with gum. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1208 imageIncoming from France 1865: Unpaid entire letter from Marseille to Athens with French Paquebot 'Phase' cds (Dec 2) on front, upon arrival charged with '188' lepta in red crayon and franked with Consecutive Athens printings 1 l. chocolate-brown, 2 l. yellow-bistre, 5 l. green, 20 l. sky-blue and two singles of 80 l. rose-carmine, all with fresh colours, tied by Athens arrival (Dec 4) cds's. Attractive cover with two disinfection slits away from the stamps, primarily with good to large margins with only the 1 l. & 2 l. touched. An extraordinary five colour franking to cover the postage for 1½ times the single rate. Signed Calves Hellas 15a+16a+17a+19a+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1209 imageConsecutive Athens Printing 1862/67: 2 l. yellow-bistre, block of 30 (10 x 3) with full selvedge from the base of the sheet, a fine multiple in fresh colour with enormous margins at top with portions of adjoining stamps at top, the reverse shows Control mark type I, unmounted og. Lower left stamp damaged, minor wrinkles and tears in the sheet margin as to be expected from a multiple of this size, nevertheless scarce and most desirable Hellas 16a / Mi = € 450+ for unused stamps. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1210 imageConsecutive Athens Printing 1862/67: 2 l. yellow-bistre in a used block of four, with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Lefkas cds (Feb 5, 1889), a very late and rare usage with the type IV datestamp. Upper left stamp with minor wrinkles mentioned for accuracy, a most attractive multiple Hellas 16a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1211 imageIncoming from France 1867 (July 24): Unpaid entire letter from Paris to Athens, part 'Paris R. d'Enghien' despatch cds on front, upon arrival charged with '244' lepta in red crayon, franked with Consecutive Athens printings two singles 2 l. yellow-bistre and three singles of 80 l. rose-carmine, all with fresh colour but wrinkled, tied by Athens arrival (July 20j) cds's. The entire with some aging but an impressive 244 lepta franking paying the postage for twice the single rate of 112 lepta = 224 lepta plus 20 lepta for internal delivery. Hellas 16a+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1212 imageOutgoing to France 1862/67: Fully prepaid cover from Patras to Lyon, bearing Consecutive Athens printings 2 l. yellow-bistre, 10 l. yellow-orange, 40 l. light-mauve on blue, and 80 l. rose-carmine, all fine and fresh with fair to large margins, tied by '9' numeral of Patras with matching despatch cds (April 1, 1864), Greek PED (Foreign Paid to Destination) handstamp in red and French "GRÈCE MARSEILLE A. M. 21 AVRIL 64" entry cds in red alongside. Reverse with Athens transit and Lyon arrival (April 25) cds's. Cover re-folded and stamps partially lifted for inspection, nevertheless an attractive four colour franking Hellas 16a+18a+20/Ia+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1213 imageIncoming from Russia 1871 (Dec 4): Partially prepaid entire letter from Taganrog to Hydra, bearing Russia 1864 Arms 3 kop. black & green perf 12½ in combination with 1865 3 kop. black & green and 5 kop. black & violet perf 14½ as well as 1866 10 kop. brown & blue on horizontally laid paper (Mi 10+13+14+21) tied by Taganrog despatch cds in black. Odessa (Dec 11) and Constantinople transit cds alongside. As the Russian franking paid only the journey to Constantinople, upon arrival in Hydra, the cover was charged with '45' lepta in blue crayon, franked with Consecutive Athens printings 5 l. olive-green and 40 l. mauve on greenish blue, both with fresh colours and good to large margins, tied by Piraeus arrival (Dec 20) cds. Cover with edge wear and vertical filing fold and two disinfection slits away from the stamps. An extremely rare franking combination, full of character and postal history content. Signed Raybaudi & Holcombe. Cert. Mikulski (1989) Hellas 17c+20/Ic. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1214 imageIncoming from Great Britain 1869 (Aug 31): Unpaid entire letter from London to Patras, endorsed "via Brindisi & Corfu", despatch cds on front, '20' (centesimi) for Italy noted on top left, upon arrival charged with '90' lepta in blue crayon and franked with Consecutive Athens printings 10 l. red-orange on blue and 80 l. rose-carmine, both with vivid colours and fair to large margins, the 80 l. just shaved at left top, cancelled by Patras arrival (Sept 27) cds's. Reverse with Brindisi and Kerkyra transit cds's. An attractive cover. Hellas 18e+22a. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1215 imageIncoming from France 1868: Unpaid entire letter to Athens with Paris despatch cds (Oct 8), upon arrival charged with '90 LEP' due marking in black (van der Linden fig. 3338) and franked with Consecutive Athens printings 10 l. red-orange on blue and 80 l. rose-carmine, both with vivid colours and fair to large margins, the 80 l. just shaved at top, cancelled by Athens arrival (Oct 3j) cds. Reverse with Marseille transit cds. A most attractive cover. Hellas 18e+22a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1216 imageIncoming from Austrian Levant Offices 1865: Partially prepaid cover from Chios to Syros, bearing Austrian Italy 1864 Arms 10 s. blue perf. 9½ tied by "SCIO-CESME 5 / 1" despatch cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 560) in black. Charged upon arrival with '20' lepta in blue crayon, franked by Consecutive Athens printing 1862/67 10 l. orange in a horizontal pair with vibrant colour and fair to large margins, tied by Syros arrival cds (Jan 1). All stamps fresh and fine, cover with file fold away from the adhesives, an appealing and interesting item. Signed Calves Hellas 18b. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1217 image1862/67: Consecutive Athens printings 20 l. dark grey blue on bluish, fresh colour and primarily good margins, just shaved at the SE corner, unused but regummed, a very rare stamp in unused condition. Opinion Holcombe (1991) Hellas 19d = € 1'750. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1218 image1862/67: Unpaid Lettersheet sent within Patras, taxed with '20' l. in red crayon bearing Consecutive Athens printing 20 l. blue, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, in a deep shade, tied by '9' numeral of Patras with rare FRANCO handstamp in blue alongside, reverse struck with clear Patras information cds (Nov. 20, 1867). Hellas 19a. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1219 imageIncoming Mail from Great Britain 1862/69: Cover sent unpaid from Manchester to Patras, Greece, endorsed 'via Marseilles' struck with Manchester despatch cds (Sept 9, 1869), via Trieste with '35' blue kreuzer credit handstamp (van der Linden fig. 3187) and thence via Kerkyra to Patras. Franked on arrival with 1862/67 consecutive Athens printing 80 l. rose-carmine touched at base, 1868/69 cleaned plates 5 l. green, 20 l. blue and 40 l. grey-mauve on blued, tied by superb strikes of 'Patras' datestamps (Sept 10, julian). Reverse with London transit in red, Aachen transit in blue, Triest oval and Kerkyra transit datestamps. '145' (lepta) in red crayon on front - rate of 145 lepta under Greek / Austrian Convention of 1867. Cover fragile with edge wear but an attractive and scarce four colour cover. Cert. Tseriotis (2001) Hellas 22a+25a+27a+28a (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,900.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1220 imageOutgoing Mail to Great Britain 1862/69: Fully prepaid Cover from Piraeus to London, endorsed 'via Trieste' bearing 1862/67 consecutive Athens printing 80 l. rose-carmine in combination with 1868/69 cleaned plates 2 l. dull grey-bistre touched on two sides and 10 l. orange, tied by light '2' numeral of Piraeus with matching despatch cds (July 10, 1872) and framed PD alongside. Reverse with London arrival cds in red (July 31). 92 lepta rate in force from September 1870. Lightest file fold well away from the franking, nevertheless an appealing three colour usage. Hellas 22a+24b+26a (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM

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