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Olympics continued...

1896 Athens continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
10080   imageSPIRO LOUIS signed 1936 Berlin 15pf+10pf Olympic postal stationery card uprated with 6pf+4pf Olympic stamp cancelled by Olympic Bell Stadion cds, sent to Athens with arrival cds, reverse with handstamp "Spiro Louis / Marathonsiefer von I. Olympiade 1896 / BERLIN OLYMPIADORF: 1936", the famous marathon winner in 1896 Games, and signed below by him, very fine and scarce (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 240

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10081   imageSPIRO LOUIS picture postcard of himself and Hitler from the 1936 Berlin Games, printed by Hoffmann, reverse with Olympic 6pf+4pf tied by Olympic Bell Stadion cds, very fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 50

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10082 Proof   imageSpecial printing by the printer of the complete set from the original dies in the issued colours on a large presentation sheet for the 1900 Paris exhibition, 40x53cm, where it was exhibited at the printer's booth, entitled "Grèce / Timbres Commemoratifs des Jeux Olympiques", faults to the periphery of the sheet, very few printed and thought to be the unique surviving sheet, a fantastic showpiece for this popular issue (Image 1)

Estimate. € 5,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10083 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in rose, imperf. right marginal single, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10084 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in dark grey-brown, imperf. right marginal single, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10085 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in grey, imperf. right marginal single, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10086 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in sepia, imperf. right marginal single, natural paper speck in margin, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10087 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in orange-brown, imperf. right marginal single, corner crease at top right otherwise fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10088 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in pale grey, imperf. right marginal single, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10089 Proof   image1896 5l Die proof from the original plate on carton paper in orange-brown, imperf. right marginal single, small natural paper speck and tiny stain at top otherwise fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10090 Proof   image1896 Olympics 25l die proof in red on carton paper, fine and scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10091 Proof   image1896 Olympics 25l colour trial in olive-brown on carton paper, very fine and scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10092 Proof   image1896 Olympics 5D imperf. proof in issued colour on wove paper, pressed vertical crease, scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10093 ,   image1896 Olympics 2l mint nh block of four with top right stamp showing variety "missing engraver's name at foot", toned gum, fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 25

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10094 ,   image1896 Olympics 5D mint og strip of three central stamp mint nh, some light gum wrinkling, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10095 ,,   image1896 Olympics 10D mint block of four with slevedge, vertically separated between the two vertical pairs, lightly hinged on the top two stamps, very fine and fresh, a superb and rare multiple, an exhibition showpiece (Image 1)

Estimate. € 5,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10096 ,,   image1896 Olympics set of 12 in mint blocks of four, some mint nh, some with some minor perf. reinforcement, minor tone spots on the 60l and 1D, very fine and fresh, an extremely rare set in blocks, with the high values being major rarities as such, cert. Hellenic Philatelic Society (2006) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Estimate. € 40,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10097   image1896 (Mar 12) Comité Hellène Des Jeux Olympiques printed postcard in buff depicting Ancient Greek Discus Thrower, with Athens "1" cds and Committee cachet (in Greek), sent to Patras with arrival bs, very fine and scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10098 O   image1896 (Mar 25) FIRST DAY OF ISSUE (ALMYROS): 1896 Olympics 5D cancelled by crisp Almyros cds on the first day of issue, small gum spot on face, fine (Note that the population of Almyros at the time was only 4'833) (Image 1)

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM
10099 O   image1896 (Mar 25) FIRST DAY OF ISSUE (ARTA): 1896 Olympics 40l with crisp blue Arta cds, very fine (Image 1)

Estimate. € 80

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-26, 11:59 PM

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