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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1441 image1860/1990: Briefsammlung von über 150 meist einfachen Belegen, dabei jedoch immer wieder auch kleine Besonderheiten, wie schweizerisches Nachporto, ein eingeschriebener Brief der Feldpost von "OROSHI in ALBANIEN", oder ein weiterer R-Brief von Ljubuski nach Oroshi. Die Qualität ist vordringlich gut. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15) (Image 16) (Image 17) (Image 18) (Image 19) (Image 20) (Image 21) (Image 22) (Image 23)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1442 image1914/20c: Lot 700+ Formular- und Ansichtskarten, versandt als Feldpost von österreichischen und ungarischen Einheiten, ebenso Kriegsgefangenenkarten aus Russland, weiterhin etwas ungarische Feldpost aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Für den Spezialisten interessant. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
Austrian Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1443 imageEarly Levant Captain letters 1683/1731: Group of three Captain letters from Alexandria and Constantinople, incl.1683 from Alexandria via Marseilles to Livorno, 1703 Alexandria to Marseilles with a total transport time of 18 months, and 1731 from Constantinople to Venice. A delightful trio, well written up on leaves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1444 imageImpact of the Napoleonic Wars on the Austrian Levant mail 1793/1799: Selection of two entire letters from Salonicco to Genova and from Smirne to Erfurt, the first with Semlin 'NETTO DI FUORA E SPORCO DI DENTRO' disinfection strike, sent further via Milano to Genova in Sardinia. In 1793 Milano was not yet occupied by Napolêon. The second entire was transported in 1799 due to the war circumstances with a courrier. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1445 imageDisinfected mail 1807/27: Group two Entires with clear Rothenturm 'Netto di Fuora e Sporco di Dentro' Arms disinfection cachets on front, the first one from Constantinople to Nürnberg, Bavaria which was routed due to unrest in Serbia via Vallachia and Transsylvania. The second cover was routed from Constantinople to Rheims with "Turquie.", "AT." and framed "AUTRICHE PAR HUNINGUE" postal treaty handstamps. An appealing duo. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1446 imageDisinfected mail 1818/42: Group two Entires from Constantinople to Firenze and Trieste showing the the two main routes to the west via Rothenturm and Semlin, respectively. Includes 1818 entire with crisp 'SANITATIS SIGILLUM' and red 'ROTHENTURN SIGIL. SANITATIS' wax seal as well as Florence arrival (Sept. 12) datestamp on reverse. Also 1842 entire with 'NETTO DI FUORA E SPORCO DI DENTRO' disinfection handstamp, red 'SIGIL SANITATIS SEMLIN' wax seal and Triest (Dec 3) arrival cds in red on reverse. An interesting duo which shows that the disinfection handstamps were similar at both purification stations, while the closing wax seals named the station.rnNote: The normal overland way to the west was via Serbia up to 1803, crossing the border at Semlin. After this date, the journey via Vallachia and Transsylvania was chosen with the mail crossing the border at the Rothenturm disinfection station nearby Hermannstadt. After 1828 the route changed back to the Semlin way. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1447 imageDisinfected mail in Transsylvania 1827 (Dec 7): Official Entire from the 'Rothenturm Contumaz Amt' (disinfection center) to the community and magistrate of Semlin, closed with red 'K.K. CONTUMAZAMT AM ROTHENTURM in SIEBENBÜRG:' wax seal. An interesting and appealing cover briefly before the standard mailing route changed from Rothenturm to Semlin. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1448 imageDisinfection in Trieste 1835/41: Group three Entire letters transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Smyrna and Syra to Trieste, endorsed "col vapore austriaco" or similar notes, all disinfected in one of the three Trieste lazarettos with the disinfection fees noted and summarized on front. The 1841 entire from Smirne struck with rare SMIRNA one line handstamp (Tranmer fig. 1 / Müller fig. 2058a = 170 points), a fine usage in the Ralli correspondence of this rare handstamp in its first year. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1449 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1839 (June 16): Partially prepaid Entire letter transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Triest to Zante on the Ionian Islands, endorsed "col piroscafo austriaco" with despatch cds in red on obverse, CORFU (June 19) transit and ZANTE (June 23) ribbon oval datestamp, both in black alongside. Prepaid postage of '18' (kr.) was noted on obverse as well as '6' (pence) due for transport on the island. Entire with some toning and vertical file fold, nevertheless a pretty early Shipmail entire of the Lloyd, which was founded in 1837. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1450 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1840 (Feb 17): Unpaid Entire letter transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Ancona to Patras, endorsed "con il vapore austriaco", struck with perfect ANCONA Papal States-type one line handstamp in red with crisp oval "Ancona / AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO" handstamp (Tchilinghrian fig. 457) in black alongside. Reverse with Patras arrival (Feb 9, julian) and "Imp.e" (Impostazione) handstamp in red. Most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1451 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1841 (July 3): Fully prepaid Entire letter transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Smyrna to Trieste, endorsed "col. Piroscafo del Lloyd austr.", struck with clear SMIRNA one line handstamp (Tranmer fig. 1 / Müller fig. 2058a = 170 points), reverse with ornamental "Triest 18 JUL. 1841" arrival cds in red. Disinfection fees of the Trieste lazarettos were noted on front and summed up to 'x26½' (kr.) for one letter, 13 half sheets and four small items. Horizontal file fold and seal cut out, nevertheless a fine usage in the Ralli correspondence of this rare handstamp in its first year. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1452 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1846 (March 17): Unpaid Entire letter from Taganrog via Odessa and Trieste, then transported with the Austrian Lloyd to Santa Maura on the Ionian Islands, endorsed "Via Trieste Col. Vapre Austriaco", struck on reverse with clear wreathed "TAGANROG 1846 MAR. 17" despatch cds (Dobin 1.02), on front oval "ODESSA 3 / 23" datestamp (Dobin 1.09b) after overland transport and finally "CORFU 25 APR 46" arrival cds. Front shows '24' (kr.) due for the Lloyd with the overland jouney from the Ukraine to Trieste paid from other sources. An interesting journey via Austria in order to avoid a Sea journey crossing the Black Sea. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1453 imageIncoming 1848 (Sept 29): Partially prepaid Entire letter from St. Stefano transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Trieste to Alexandria, struck with clear "St. STEFANO" one line handstamp in front, reverse with "ALEXANDRIEN OCT. 16" two line arrival datestamp (Tranmer fig. 2 / Müller fig. 2001b = 60 points) in black. Prepayment for the Austrian part of the journey was noted on reverse with '12' (kr.), the whole amount noted on obverse with '12 / 18' (kr.). A fine entire on the Egypt line which connected Trieste and Alexandria after 1845 once a month. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1454 imageAustrian Levant PO's, Incoming from Great Britain 1854/60: Two unpaid Entire letters incl. 1854 London via Ostende and Triest to Athens, taxed with '12 9 9' (kr.) reflecting 12 kr. CM for Great Britain and Belgium, 9 kr. for the GAPU and 9 kr. for the Lloyd equal to 150 lepta plus 20 l. inland rate. Also 1860 Manchestewr via Aachen and Trieste to Syra with 20 / 15 / 15' (nkr.) for the UK, GAPU and Lloyd resulting in '180' (l.). a nice duo. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1455 imageDirect Egypt line Trieste - Alexandria 1850 / 66: Entire 1850 letter from Trieste to Alexandria written completely in Arabic with "ALEXANDRIEN SEP. 1" two line arrival datestamp (Tranmer fig. 2 / Müller fig. 2001b = 60 points) in black on reverse. In addition an 1866 double rate cover with ALEXANDRIEN cds in black on front and boxed Triest arrival datestamp on reverse, showing '30' (nkr.) due on front. A nice duo from this line which connected Trieste and Alexandria after 1845 once a month, after 1852 twice a month. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1456 imageAustrian Levant - Outgoing from the Ionian Islands 1830/32: Group two unpaid Entire letters from Corfu to Ancona and from Zante to Venezia, both endorsed "Via Otranto". The first entire sent 1830 from the main PO in Corfu with 'OFFICIO DELLA POSTA GENERALE CORFU' handstamp and oval framed Otranto (Apulia) transit, reverse with Ancona arrival datestamp. Also 1832 entire from Zante via Corfu with oval framed Otranto transit handstamp in red and arrival datestamp on reverse. Two early disinfected covers, full of postal history content. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1457 imageAustrian Lloyd services - outgoing from the Ionian Islands 1832 (Aug 4): Unpaid Lettersheet from Corfu to the Bank of Scottland in Edinburgh, Scotland, endorsed "p Steam Packet", struck on front with "OFFICIO DELLA POSTA GENERALE CORFU". Reverse with hooded oval "CORFU 4 AGOSTO 1832" despatch datestamp, very rare in this quality, and arrival cds (Aug. 30). Front shows '9' (d.) due for the transport within the Ionian Islands and framed Scottish Add "1/2" (d.) in green as well as 6s.10d. total due. A fine and fresh cover with over average postmarks. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1458 imageAustrian Levant - Ingoing to the Ionian Islands 1835 (Jan 22): Entire letter from Solothurn to Argostoli on Cephalonia struck with ornamental "SOLEURE 22 JANV. 1835" French-type cds in red, very rare in this colour, oval LT postal treaty handstamp in red as well as CORFU (Feb 22) transit and CEPHALONIA (March 2) ribbon oval datestamps, both in bluish black alongside. Reverse shows part strike of Trieste. The entire was first intended to be sent by registered mail, finally it was not. On front '14' (kr.) were noted for the Austrian transit, the total due was noted on front and reverse with 5¾ (d.) up to Trieste, additional 9 (d.) to Corfu and finally 6 (d.) to Cephalonia. Entire shows strong toning and some splitting along the folds, nevertheless an early usage from a Swiss lawyer to a rather exotic destination at that time.rnNote: Corfu and the Ionian Islands constituted the 'United States of the Ionian Islands' under British protection after the Napoleonic Wars. In June 1819 the Austrian government established a regular shipmail service, first between Trieste and Corfu, in 1833 extended to Patras and from 1834 up to Alexandria. Prior to the foundation of the DDSG in 1829 the service was performed using private ships. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1459 imageAustrian Levant - Ingoing to the Ionian Islands 1846 (Aug 27): Part paid Entire letter from St. Petersburg to Corfu, endorsed "via Trieste", struck on reverse with framed "St PETERSBURG" despatch datestamp, front with "CORFU 25 SET 46" arrival cds. The entire was prepaid to the Russian-Austrian border with '22' (kop.), noted on reverse, on front '12 12 / 24' (kr.) were noted for Austria and the Lloyd which was converted in 10 (d.) plus 3 (d.) inland rate resulting in a total due of 1s.1.d.rnNote: The entire is directed to Plato Petrides, the secretary of the Legislative assembly. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1460 imageAustrian Levant - Outgoing from the Ionian Islands 1859 (April 10): Fully prepaid Entire letter from Cephalonia to Florence struck with CEPHALONIA ribbon oval datestamp and framed FRANCA handstamp, both in bluish black. Cross in red crayon depicts the full prepayment. Reverse with FIRENZE arrival cds (April 18) and '15 / 15' (kr.) rate with 15 kr. for the Lloyd and 15 kr. for the Austrian-Italian Postal Union. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM

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