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Austrian Levant continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1481 imageAustrian Levant to Italy 1872 (Oct 6): Entire letter from Constantinople to Florence, endorsed "Voie de Varna", franked with 1867 25 s. lilac, deep shade and good perforation, tied in transit by "LETTERE ARRIVATE / PER MARE / VARNA 6 / 10 / 72" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 115) with "P.D." in black alongside. Reverse with indistinct Firenze arrival and distribution datestamps. Part of address scored out, nevertheless an interesting cover with a rare franking. Ferchenbauer = € 1'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1482 imageAustrian Levant to Italy 1872 (Nov 8): Lettersheet from Constantinople to Venice, endorsed "Via Trieste", franked with 1867 coarse whiskers 10 s. blue and 15 s. brown, tied by wreathed "CONSTANTINOPEL 8 / 11" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 385) with "P.D." in black alongside. Reverse with BRINDISI transit and VENEZIA arrival cds (Nov 14, 1872). Horizontal file fold, nevertheless a fine and fresh cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1483 imageAustrian Levant to France 1873 (Sept 12): Envelope from Constantinople to Le Val nearby Brignoles, franked with 1867 10 s. blue, four fine and fresh single adhesives, tied by "LLOYD AGENZIE CONSTANTINOPOLI 12 / 9" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 446) with "A. / P.D." postal treaty handstamp in black and French "AUTR. AVRICOURT 18 SEPT. 73" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with indistinct thimble VARNA transit, two French ambulant and BRIGNOLES transit cds's, all in black. Cover opened roughly on top, minor perf. imperfections as two adhesives were glued over the envelope's edge, nevertheless an unusual and attractive cover. Ferchenbauer = € 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1484 imageAustrian Levant PO's in the Danubian Principalities, Ingoing from France 1837 (July 2): Part paid Entire letter to Jassy, endorsed "par Forbach", struck with indistinct French despatch cds in black. French "L.F." and boxed "PF" (Payê jusqu'à frontière), both in red alongside. Reverse shows '8' (dêcimes) payment until the French border, Austria calculated twice '14' (kr.) and '9' (kr.) due for the Levant part. A very early usage from France to Moldavia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1485 imagePost offices in Romania 1837 (August 16/28): Entire letter from Galatz to Genova struck with straight line GALACZ h.s. in black (Smith Fig. 2) , rastel punched for disinfection in Boyana, Galicia with disinfection docketing number 'R.N.72" in manuscript on reverse and on front with black TUR postmark, applied in Vienna, charged 91 centes due on receipt. Fine and scarce entire. See similar letter from the same correspondence illustrated in Hans Smith on page 76. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1486 image1841 (April 27/8): Entire letter from Galatz to Genova, mailed at JASSY and struck by straight line 'JASSY' h.s. in black (Tchillinghirian Fig. 753), rastel punched for disinfection in Czernowitz with disinfection docketing number 'R.N.30" in manuscript on reverse sent via Vienna, Verona, thence Milan with red 'L.T.' postmark (letter transit) and "Via di Voghera" in red alongside, charged 92 centes due on receipt. Fine and scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1487 imageDisinfected mail in the Bukowina 1845 (Sept. 25): Part paid Entire letter from Gallatz to Livorno, struck on obverse with two line "GALLATZ 25. SEP." despatch datestamp in black, "A.T." and circular "AUSTRIA No. 7" postal treaty handstamps alongside. Reverse with boxed "DISINFETTATA NEL LAZZARETTO / ST. ROCCO DI LIVORNO" carantine handstamp and arrival cds (Oct 15, 1845). The reverse shows also the handwritten disinfection number 'RN 78' (Räuchernummer 78) of the carantine station Bojan / Poiana situated at the border between Moldavia and the Austrian Bukowina, the cover was punched there. A most interesting item, disinfected twice in Bojan and Livorno, signed Ferchenbauer.rnNote: Bojan was the entry disinfection center for mail from Moladvia and the then Turkish Dobrudja, but also for mail coming from the Russian Bessrabia. Handstamps are known, but normally the desinfection was just noted in manuscript (compare Meyer - Disinfected Mail on p. 45). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1488 image1851 (Nov 15): Fully prepaid registered entire letter from Bucharest to Vienna, struck with clear "BUKAREST 13. NOV." datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 710) and RECOMANDIRT handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 708) below, reverse with WIEN (Nov 21) arrival cds. Entire punched and disinfected, reverse with Rothenturm 'Sanitatis sigillum' handstamp. Crossed penstroke on obverse shows full pre-payment which was detailed on reverse with "6 6 / 12 9 / 21' kreuzer with 6 kr. for the Levant, 6 kr. registration fee and 9 kr. for Austria, in total 21 kreuzer. Horizontal file fold, nevertheless a scarce and desirable registered cover to the Sina company in Vienna. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1489 imagePost offices in the Danubian Principalities 1852 (March 2): Unpaid Entire letter from Bucharest via Hermannstadt to Brackenheim, Württemberg, struck by "BUKAREST 2. MAR." datestamp in black. Reverse with HERMANNSTADT transit cds and "BAHNP. HOF-NÜRNBERG" railway datestamp, both in black as well as "BRACKENHEIM / 13 MART 1852" arrival datestamp in blue. Cover punched in disinfection in Rothenturm. The receiver had to pay '6 9 /15' (kr. CM) which was identical to 16 kreuzer South German currency. An appealing porto entire from the first years of the German-Austrian Postal Union, in addition an early usage of this type of Bucharest datestamp which is described in Tchilinghirian not to be used earlier than in 1854. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1490 imageDisinfected mail in the Bukowina 1852 (March 4): Entire letter from Gallatz via Czernowitz and Cracow to Genova, struck on obverse with two line "GALLATZ 4 MAR." despatch datestamp in black, reverse with "CZERNOWITZ 10. MAR" ray-type and wreathed "KRAKAU 14/3" transit cds in black as well as one line "19 MAR" arrival datestamp in red. The reverse shows also the handwritten disinfection number 'RN 20' (Räuchernummer 20) of the carantine station Bojan / Poiana situated at the border between Moldavia and the Austrian Bukowina, the cover was punched there. The receiver had to pay 6 kr. for the Levant, 9 kr. for the German-Austrian Postal Union and 100 c. for Sardinia which summed up to '16½' decesimi noted on front. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1491 imagePost offices in the Danubian Principalities 1852ca (April 6): Fully prepaid registered Envelope with full content from Bucharest via Hermannstadt to Brackenheim, Württemberg, struck by "BUKAREST 6. APR." datestamp in black, RECOMANDIRT and oval FRANCO handstamps alongside. Reverse with HERMANNSTADT transit (April 10) cds. Cover punched in disinfection in Rothenturm. Full prepayment marked in addition by pen cross on front, the different rate parts noted on reverse as usual for a franco letter.rnNote: Franco letters are much rarer than porto letters, in combination with registration, however, postage had to be paid in advance. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1492 imageAustrian occupation of Moldavia and Walachia during the Crimean War 1855 (April 26): Postage free official Entire letter from Bucharest to Bassano in Venetia, sent from the 'I. R. Reggimento di Fanteria di Linea n. 45', named Arciduca Sigismondo d'Austria (1826 - 1891), originating from Verona to the Pretura di Bassano, clear Fieldpost despatch "K.K. FELDPOSTAMT No. 1 26 / 4" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 712) on front, reverse with WIEN and "BAHNHOF LAIBACH" transit cds's as well as arrival cds (May 9). A fine and fresh entire.rnNote: The 'Kaiserliches und königliches Infanterieregiment Nr. 45' took part in the occupation of the Principalities during the Crimean War. On, September 6, 1854 Bucharest was occupied, to participate in parade, together with a Turkish-Wallachian body of 20'000 men, commanded by the Turkish generalissimo Omar Paschà (1806-1871). On September 3, 1855, the regiment was transferred to garissons in Crajova, Carakal and Slatina. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1493 imageAustrian Levant PO's in the Danubian Principalities, Mail to and from Great Britain 1855/62: Lot three Entire letters incl. 1855 Manchester via London, Aachen and Kronstadt to Gallatz with two line arrival cds in blue on reverse, a late usage of this pre-war datestamp during the Crimean War. In addition 1862 entire from the same correspondence with GALLATZ arrival cds in blue on reverse. Also 1856 Ibraila cover to London showing two line IBRAILA despatch datestamp on front, sent in the middle of the Crimean War. Entires with file folds, edge wear and toning, nevertheless a most interesting trio full of postal history content documenting routes and rates from the Danubian Principalities to Great Britain. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1494 imageAustrian occupation of Moldavia and Walachia during the Crimean War 1856 (April 7): Postage free official Entire letter from Kraijova to Bardolino in Venetia, sent from the 'I. R. Reggimento di Fanteria di Linea n. 45', named Arciduca Sigismondo d'Austria (1826 - 1891), originating from Verona to the Pretura di Bardolino, clear Fieldpost despatch "K.K. ÖST. F.P. KRAJOVA 7 / 4" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 735) on front, reverse with disinfection "Gereiniget b. k. k. Rastelamte ALT-ORSOVA 9 / 4 1856" cds and Temesvar transit cds. A fine and fresh entire, in addition an interesting correspondence during the occupation of Valachia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1495 imageIncoming 1857 (May 11): Unpaid entire letter from Vienna to Bucharest, struck with clear "WIEN 11 / 5 6 A." despatch cds in black, reverse with "BUKAREST 16 / 5" arrival cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 713). Charged with "9 / 6" kreuzer CM. A fresh entire, an early usage of the BUKAREST datestamp which came into use in 1857 and was the first datestamp of the consular PO after the Crimean War replacing the FELDPOST obliterator. The entire shows in addition the 6 kreuzer rate for the majority of the Danubian Principalities while only Bottushan and Ploesti paid the reduced 3 kreuzer CM rate and only Giurgevo paid the higher 9 kreuzer CM rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1496 imageAustrian Levant PO's in the Danubian Principalities 1857 (Aug. 29): Entire letter from Ibraila to Patras, struck on obverse with oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / IBRAILA despatch datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 827) in blue, reverse with arrival cds (Sept. 18). Some wear, an interesting cover to Greece. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1497 imageAustrian PO's in the Danubian Principalities - Ingoing from the Austrian PO in Belgrad 1862 (Feb 16): Unpaid entire letter including a sample without commercial value, sent from Belgrad to Bucharest, struck on obverse with "BELGRAD 16 / 2" cds (Müller 178b), reverse with Temesvar and Hermannstadt transit as well as fair "BUKAREST 23 / 2" (Tchilinghirian fig 713) arrival cds. Taxed with '15 / 20' (kr.) with 15 kr. for the journey in the thirs rayon within the Austrian Empire and 20 kr. for the Levant. Horizontal file fold and some toning, nevertheless a very rare connection between two post offices abroad connected overland via Austria. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1498 imageAustrian Levant PO's in the Danubian Principalities 1863 (Jan. 26): Fully prepaid Envelope from Gallatz via Vienna to Torino, struck on obverse with "GALLATZ 26 / 1" despatch cds in blue, FRANCO handstamp in blue alongside. Reverse with WIEN transit and "DESENZANO A MILANO" ambulant cds in black as well as arrival cds (Feb. 6). The reverse shows the handwritten '50' (s.) prepayment with 15 s. for the Levant, 15 s. for Austria and 20 s. for Italy. Some staining and edge wear, nevertheless a rare and desirable franco cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1499 image1863 (Feb 19): Unpaid entire letter from Giurgevo to Frankfurt, struck with superb "GIURGEVO 19 / 2" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 748), reverse with WIEN transit (Feb 26) and Frankfurt distribution cds (Feb 27), charged with "15/15" soldi, replaced by '20' South German kreuzer. Cover with strong vertical filing crease, the paper split at base, nevertheless a fine presentation of this scarce and desirable cancellation and of the third pre-1866 Levant rate with Giurgevo being the only office in the Danubian Principalities belonging to this rate, in addition 15 so. had to be paid for the journey within Austria and the German-Austrian Postal Union. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM
1500 imageIngoing to the Dobrudja 1867c (Sept 21): Unpaid cover from Perast, Dalmatia via Trieste and Pest to Tulcea at the Danube estuary struck on obverse with "PERASTO 21 / 9" despatch cds in bluish black (Müller 2100a.b = 140 points), reverse with Ragusa, Triest, Pesth and Galatz transit datestamps as well as clear "TULTSCHA 4 / 10" arrival cds of the consular PO (Tchilinghirian fig. 837). This cover to the Austrian consul in Tulcea was slitted for disinfection, a '20x' (kr.) due was noted on obverse with 15 kr. for the missing unified postage from Austria to the Levant and 5 kr. Zutaxe. Minor edge staining, nevertheless an amazing item with the journey perfectly documented on reverse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-10, 11:59 PM

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