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Lot 6044 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6044 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1877 10 kr. red, a used example on May 1870 entire letter from Lom-Palanka to Orsova, tied by clear oval "AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / LOM PALANKA" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 898). A rare and attractive usage from this small office Mi = € 2'200+

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

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Lot 6060 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6060 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co 1867: 17 kr. scarlet,  perf. 9½, tied by oval framed Ship Sailing Number handstamp "AUSTRIA / 167" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 286) to piece. A fine strike of a very scarce marking. Cert. A. Diena (1972).rnProvenance: Collection J. Steindler, RL, Basel, March 1972, lot 343.rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Tchilinghirian & Stephens on p. 176.

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Lot 6038 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6038 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1867 17 kr. lilac, a used example on March 1868 entire letter from Sistov to Galatz, belonging to the Theologo correspondence, tied exclusively by thimble "14 / 3" circular datestampe in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928A), reverse with Galatz arrival cds in blue. Two file folds and some minor toning away from stamp and postmark do not distract from this very attractive usage of this rare stamp. Signed Kosack Mi = € 950+.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel, March 1972, lot 127.

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Lot 6055 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6055 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on October 1870 lettersheet from Braila to Turnu Severin, the cover endorsed "Anbei ein Säckchen enthaltend eine Gerstenprobe" (barley sample), the adhesive tied by superb oval framed Ship Sailing Number handstamp "FRIEDRICH / 15" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 292). The adhesive with good perforation for this issue, an attractive cover with decorative firm's cachet at top right, a rare and desirable item. rnNote: Receiver of the letter was Emanuel van Meerbeck, a Belgian engineer who served as an officer in the Austrian Army and originated from a family of brewers in Hasselt-Limburg. In 1857 he founded the brewery 'Trajan' in Turnu Severin which explains the need to sample barley from Pauli Jarchow in Ibraila.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger; Dorotheum, Vienna, Nov. 2003, lot 54.

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Lot 6034 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6034 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co, incoming mail 1854 (Oct 3): Prepaid Entire letter written by the 'Locomotive and Marine Engine Works' in Newcastle upon Tyne and directed to the 'Imperial & Royal Steam Navigation Co' in Vienna. On obverse the entire was struck with "NEWCASTLE ON TYNE" depatch cds in black, oval "P." in red alongside, it received a "LONDON PAID" cds and Prussian "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN" cds, both in red (Oct. 5). Reverse with WIEN arrival cds (Oct. 8). rnNote: The 'Imperial & Royal Steam Navigation Company' was customarily called 'Danube Steam Navigation Company'. It was founded in 1829, over the years a large fleet was built: employing 101 paddle steamers by 1857. Many of them were built in Austria, but the present entire shows, that in October 1854 the vessel 'Mars' had been finished by the 'Locomotive and Marine Engine Works' company which awaited further instructions.

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Lot 6050 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6050 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1866 17 kr. scarlet, perf. 12-12½, a used example on May 1866 lettersheet from Piquet to Galatz, Theologu correspondence, tied by oval "AGENTIE / D.D.G.S. / PIQUET" handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 784) with the incorrect spelling of the company's name. As usual in Piquet, the adhesive was also tied by a thimble "30 / 5" circular datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 317). The front shows an attractive firm's cachet "N. T. Popp & Co / Piquet" in blue, reverse with scarce oval "GALATZ 1 / VI" arrival datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 809) of the DDSG P.O. in Galatz.

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Lot 6045 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6045 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Constantinople 1843 (March 9): Entire letter from Constantinople to Gemlik on the Sea of Marmara with an exceptional fine strike of the circular "D.D.S.G. / CONSTANTINOPLE / P.P." in greenish blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 441). This postmark is mostly found blurred, this example being unusually well struck.rnNote: ​ In 1829, the Donau-Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschft (DDSG) was founded. It supplied postal services on the Danube as well as on the Black and Aegean Sea. In 1845, the DDSG services were restricted to the Danube and Odessa.

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Lot 6061 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6061 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co 1867: 10 kr. lilac, a used example cancelled by part strike of oval framed Ship Sailing Number handstamp "ZRINYI / 280" in blue (Tchilinghirian not figured). One clipped perf. and some wrinkles, however an excellent strike of this very scarce marking, not illustrated in Tchilinghirian as no example had been found prior to publication in 1966. Signed A. Diena.

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Lot 6040 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6040 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Bulgaria: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example on July 1874 lettersheet from Silistria to Galatz, tied by oval "AGENTIE / D.1. K.K.PR.DONAU / DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT / SILISTRIA" handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 918), fair "GALATZI 29 JUL 74" arrival cds (Kiriac fig. 542) of the Romanian P.O. alongside. Upon arrival the cover was charged with '10' (bani) due in blue crayon. Lightest horizontal file fold, an attractive part paid item, directed from the Austrian DDSG in the Principality of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule to independent Romania. rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel, March 1972, lot 279.

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Lot 6056 - europa ddsg -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6056 - europa ddsg - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Danube Steam Navigation Co in Valachia 1868 (March 14): Unpaid Entire letter written by the DDSG agency in Giurgevo and sent to Bucharest with a clear strike of the rare framed "D.D.S.G. / AGENTIE / GIURGEVO" in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 799). The entire was despatched at the Romanian P.O. with fair wreathed "GIURGIU 14 / 3" cds in black on obverse (Kiriac fig. 396). Reverse shows fair "BUCURESCI DIMINEATA" arrival cds (Kiriac fig. 430). Strong horizontal filing fold through the despatch datestamp not distracting from this very interesting cover.rnNote: This rectangular Giurgevo marking seemed to have the function of a firm handstamp indicating the sender as already suggested by Hurt & Kelly (1950) on p. 45. Tchilinghirian & Stephen stated in 1966, that its actual status remained uncertain. However the present entire written at the DDSG Agency itself as well as other covers from the literature suggest that this handstamp's function may have simply been to indicate the sender. Interestingly this cover was not given from the DDSG agency to the consular P.O. but to the Romanian P.O.

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

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