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Austrian Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1461 imagePost office in Belgrade 1857 (Jan 19): Fully prepaid Registered Entire Letter from Belgrad to Trieste, struck with superb "BELGRAD / 19. JAN" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 663) in black, "RECOM:" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 666) alongside. Reverse with SEMLIN cds of the Austrian PO, 'SIGILLUM SANITATIS' disinfection handstamp applied at Semlin and Triest arrival datestamp in black, front with '9' (kr.) postage and reverse with '6' (kr.) registration fee paid in cash. Also an official 1853 entire from Belgrad to Pancsova Hungary with the same BELGRAD datestamp and an 1863 receipt of delivery issued by the Belgrad PO struck with "BELGRAD 31 / 8" cds with the date in manuscript. A most interesting trio.rnNote: The Levant Post office in Belgrad was opened on August 1, 1841. Prior to this date, mail from Belgrad had to be transported to the Imperial Austrian Post office in Semlin from where it was despatched. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1462 imageIngoing to the Post office in Belgrade 1864c (Jan 21): Registered Cover from Vienna to Belgrad, bearing on front Austria 1864 Arms 15 kr. brown perf. 9½ in combination with 1864 Arms 10 kr. blue perf. 14 on reverse to pay the registration fee (some perf. irregularities due to the opening), each tied by clear "RECOMMANDIRT WIEN 21 / 1" cds in red, reverse with "BELGRAD 24 / 1" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 665). An attractive item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1463 image1868 (June 20): Cover from Belgrad to Vienna, franked with 1867 coarse whiskers 5 s. red, a fresh and fine single, tied by clear "BELGRAD 20 / 6" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 664). Reverse with WIEN arrival datestamp (June 23). An interesting item, Belgrad was the only Levant post office using them. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1464 imagePostal relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina 1871 (Oct. 6): Registered Entire letter from Mostar to the merchant Alessandro Covacevich in Trieste, carried by messenger to the Austrian Post Office in Metkovich where three examples of 1867 5 kr. red, were applied to front and reverse to pay postage and registration and tied by "METKOVICH 6 / 10" cds's in black. Reverse with ZARA transit and framed Triest (Oct. 10) arrival datestamp in black. Stamps on reverse torn, nevertheless a rarely seen registered entire from Bosnia and despatched at an Austrian PO, opinion Ferchenbauer (1991). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1465 imageOttoman Empire / Bosnia, Mail from Austria 1872 (June 23): Stationery envelope 1867 5 kr. red from Triest to Zavalje nearby Bihać, cancelled by oval "TRIEST 23 / 6 72" datestamp. Upon arrival, two vert. pairs of Duloz 1870 20 pa. green due perf. 12½ (Mi 14B) were added on reverse and each pair tied by indistinct intaglio handstamp in black. Reverse shows also "ZAGREB-AGRAM" bilingual and Otočac (June 24) transit cds's. Minor edge wear, but an overall fine and fresh item showing part prepayment from Austria to the border while the journey in Bosnia had to be paid by the receiver. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1466 image1867/74: 10 s. blue, a fine example used on 1882 entire letter from Symi to Trieste, tied by circular RODI circular datestamp (March 16) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 575). Reverse with Triest arrival cds (March 23). A choice and fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1467 imageAustrian offices in Anatolian Black Sea ports 1866 (Nov. 18): Cover from Samsun to Constantinople, franked by 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single adhesive, tied by "SAMSUN 18 / 11" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 994) in blue. Reverse with Constantiople arrival cds (Nov. 21). A scarce mark on fine cover, fine port-to-port usage, signed Ferchenbauer. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1468 imageLand Routes to the West from the Austrian Levant 1820 (Feb 29): Selection two entires, one from Smirne to Lissabon, transported as package to its destination, struck with Rothenturm 'Netto di Fuora' disinfection cachet on reverse, "MILANO LT" handstamp in red and "VOGHERA APR 16" border datestamp. Taxed with '360' reis upon arrival. In addition entire from Constantinople to Verviers, Netherlands which shows the involvement of five different and the corresponding due marks. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1469 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1852 (April 26): Double rate Unpaid Entire letter transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Smyrna to Trieste, endorsed "col Piroscafo del Lloyd austr.", struck with clear two line "SMYRNE / 26 AVRIL" datestamp (Tranmer fig. 3 / Müller fig. 2058c = 50 points), reverse with oval "TRIESTE 2 / 5" arrival datestamp with bars in black. Obverse shows '24' (kr.) due for the second weight rate in the reduced tariff of July 1851. Light file fold, but a superb strike of the despatch datestamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1470 imageAustrian Levant to Italy 1870 (Oct 22): Lettersheet from Smirne to Genova struck with thimble SMIRNE cds (Tranmer fig. 10) in black, charged due on arrival with Postage Due 1869 10 c. and 1870 60 c. (Sassone S2+S10) tied by Genova cds's (Oct 28). Interesting cover with the 70 c. corresponding to the 23 s. franco franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1471 imageAustrian Levant to Tunesia 1881 (March 2): Envelope from Smyrna to Tunis, franked with 1867 fine whiskers 10 s. blue, tied by "SMIRNE 2 / 3 .." cds (Tranmer fig. 11). Reverse with CATANIA and PALERMO transit as well as "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE 11 3 81" arrival cds. Cover roughly opened, some wrinkles, nevertheless an interesting cover which made its journey from Sicily to Tunesia with the Italian shipmail. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1472 imageAustrian Levant PO's in Bulgaria 1855 (July 9): Unpaid Envelope from Rustchuk to Lons-le-Saunier, struck with "RUSTSCHUK 9 / 7" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 876). French "AUTR. VALnnes" entry cds in red and boxed "T.A." (Transit autrichienne) in black alongside. Reverse with Quarantine "gereinigt b. k.k. Rastelamte ALT-ORSOVA 11 / 7 1855" cds, where the cover was punched, also PESTH and PARIS transit cds's as well as arrival cds (July 19). Postage was calculated '9 9 20 / 38' (kr. CM) or '16' dêcimes. Some imperfections, but a desirable postal history item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1473 imageAustrian offices in Bulgaria 1868 (May 7): Cover from Sofia to Constantinople, bearing 1864 10 s. blue perf. 9½, a fresh and fine single example with good perforation, tied by light "SOFIA 7 / 5" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 864) of the Consular post office. Reverse with CONSTANTINOPEL arrival cds (May 11). Signed E. Diena.rnNote: A scarce and attractive usage from Sofia which is, due to the lack of active trading companies, the rarest Consular office in Bulgaria. It was written in the iron-manufacturing city of Samakov and sent to the bankers Camondo in Galata. The text is completely in Ladino, the Romance language of the Sephardic jews which they brought from Spain after their expulsion in 1492 and which is used by Jewish minorities in the Mediterranean. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1474 imageAustrian Levant PO in Constantinople, Incoming from Great Britain 1835 (Dec. 11): Fully prepaid cover from London to Constantinople, endorsed "via France and Vienna", struck with French "A.T.F" (Angleterre Transit Française) and circular "ANGLETERRE PAR CALAIS" handstamps in red. Obverse shows '1.10 / 3' division of the prepaid postage with 1s.10d. for the British side and 3 s. for the onward payment credited to France. File folds but a fresh and fine entire from Great Britain to the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1475 imageAustrian Levant PO's in Constantinople 1839 (July 3): Unpaid cover from Constantinople via Semlin and France to London, struck on reverse with 'NETTO DI FUORA E SPORCO DI DENTRO' disinfection handstamp at Semlin and closed with corresponding red 'SIGIL. SANITATIS SEMLIENSIS' wax seal. Front shows French "AUTRICHE 20 JUIl. 39 HUNINGUE" entry cds in red as well as 'AT' and 'Turquie' postal treaty handstamps, arrival cds (July 25, 1839) on reverse. An early and interesting entire after Semlin became again the transit place for mail from the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1476 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1842 (Aug 5): Fully prepaid entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste, struck with superb CONSTANTINOPEL handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 383 / Müller 2033b), reverse with ornamental "Triest 8 AUG. 1842" arrival cds in red. Cover slitted in disinfection, reverse shows prepayment of '36.' (kr.) to cover the July 1837 rate from Constantinople to Trieste. A very fine cover.rnNote: In 1837, the Austrian Lloyd was founded, initially providing postal services on the Mediterranean Sea. The present postmark was thought to be introduced in the early 1840s by Tchilinghirian, Müller notes 1844 as year of first usage. Thus this is a very early usage from the Ralli correspondence. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1477 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1846 (Feb): Entire letter from Taganrog to Constantinople, the with Austrian Lloyd to Santa Maura, Ionian Islands, reverse with forwarding agent's note for the journey via the Black Sea, struck with fair impression of rare "Agenzia Del Lloyd Austriaco / Constantinopoli" in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 442) and with perfect "CORFU 12 FEB 46" arrival cds alongside. Slitted for disinfection. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1478 imageAustrian Lloyd shipping agency 1846 (Nov): Entire letter from Constantinople to Syra struck with fair impression of rare "Agenzia Del Lloyd Austriaco / Constantinopoli" in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 442) with clear wreathed Syra arrival cds (Nov 18, 1846) on reverse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1479 imageAustrian Levant PO in Constantinople, Incoming from Great Britain 1854 (Aug. 25): Fully prepaid Entire letter from London to Constantinople, endorsed "via Ostende", struck with "LONDON PAID 25 AUG 1854" despatch cds and 'P' in oval, both in red, Prussian "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN (FRANCO) 26 / 8", reverse with "PESTH 29 / 8" transit cds in black. Obverse shows 'f4½' (sgr.) for the onward payment credited to Prussia. File folds but a fresh and fine entire from Great Britain to the Levant. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1480 imageAustrian Levant PO's to Italy 1867 (Oct. 26): Partially paid Lettersheet from Constantinople to Venice, franked with 1864 Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, both perf. 9½, with fresh colours and well perforated (showing some red ink staining of the Venezia arrival cds), tied by superb "CONSTANTINOPLEL 26 / 10" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 387) with PD in black alongside. Reverse with oval Triest transit cds in black as well as VENEZIA arrival cds (Nov 2) in red. The cover was underpaid for Italy and taxed with the 15 centisimi, noted as '1½' (d.) on front. Light horizontal file fold well away from adhesives and datestamps, some staining, nevertheless an interesting cover, signed E. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM

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