Post in der Levante - Stamp Auctions

Lot 383 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 383 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

2 p. blue/rose, fresh colour and large margins all round, tied by oval "Compagnie Russe Kerassunde de Navig. & de Commerce" (Tchilinghirian 107) in black to folded letter to Constantinople, very rare usage of the pre-philatelic handstamp cancelling an adhesive, few age spots, otherwise finernProvenance: Cihangir (Corinphila, 2001)rn                   Joseph Hackmey

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Lot 389 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 389 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1879, 7 k. carmine/green, vertical pair tied by large ornamental framed "SUKHUM-KALEH / AGENTSTVO" in blue (Tchilinghirian 705), another clear strike on reverse, to Trebizond, the cover was most likely written on board of a Ropit ship going from Batum to Odessa and propably dropped in its letter box and upon arrival at Sukhum-Kaleg the Ropit Agent must have discovered that it was travelling in the wrong direction and taken it for delivery to a Ropit ship going south and cancelled it with his own canceller, backflap partially missing and some small holes, otherwise fine, certificate MikulskirnProvenance: described in Tchilinghirian, part 6, page 505rn                   Cihangir (Corinphila, 2000)rn                   Joseph Hackmey

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Lot 384 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 384 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

2 p. blue/rose, fresh colour and wide margins all round and Russia 1865 10 k. brown/blue tied by retta in blue to folded letter, with matching "ROPIT KONSTANTINOP. AGENT". cds on reverse, via Constantinople to Taganrog, a very rare and attractive mixed Imperial Russia nd classic Ropit franking, very fine, signed Diena and Holcombe with certificaternProvenance: Joseph Hackmey

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Lot 390 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 390 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

2 k. black/rose, horizontal strip of three tied by cds. "ALEKSANDRETA 18 JAN" to cover to Aleppo, reverse with Turkey Duloz 10 p. lilac block of six, two strips of three, a pair and a single tied by cds. "ALEPPO 2 FEVRIER 1880", fine and rare cover

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Lot 385 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 385 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1868, Steamer and Eagle 2 p. blue/rose, fresh colour and good margins all round tied by cds. to folded lettersheet to Beyrouth, lettersheet strengthened otherwise fine

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Lot 391 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 391 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1899 (Aug 31): 2 k. green, tied by Constantinople cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 17) to complete newspaper 'Servet' with wrapper still attached and sent to Verona, Odessa transit cds (Sept 3) on reverse. To our knowledge the only recorded complete newspaper with Russian Levant stamp. rnrnProvenance: Collections Liphshutz and Cihangir, 121. Corinphila Auction (2000), lot 397.

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Lot 296 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 296 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1863: Arms 3 soldi green in a vertical pair, single 5 soldi rose and 15 soldi brown in a horizontal pair, all perf. 14, used on cover from Ibraila to Genoa, Italy tied by two line dated IBRAILA / 17. MAG. handstamps in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 728). Italic 'P.D.' in black below (fig. 732) and reverse with 'Pesth / Früh' transit cds and Genova arrival (May 24). The 5 s. with closed nick at base on application but an extremely rare usage of three values from the perforated 14 issue from Romania. A magnificent and extremely rare three colour franking for the specialist. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1992).

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Lot 297 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 297 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1864, 15 so. brown, horizontal strip of 3, pair and 4 singles together with 5 so. rose, all tied by clear cds. "CONSTANTINOPLE 16/12" to cover front of large size registered quintuple-rate letter to Genova; somewhat soiled, light cover creases affecting one stamp of the strip; a remarkable and rare franking, signed A. Diena and Fiecchi with certificate (1959)

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Lot 298 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 298 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

1867: Levant 5 soldi red and Austria 10 kr. blue used on small 1871 envelope from Constantinople endorsed 'via Varna' to Vienna, tied by CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (23/6) in black. Reverse with 'Mariahilf / Wien' cds of receipt (27/6). A superb and extremely rare Soldi / Kreuzer mixed franking. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2003).

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Lot 299 - europa Post in der Levante -  Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

Lot 299 - europa Post in der Levante - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen RARITIES AUCTION EUROPHILEX LONDON 2015

"LAGOS 20/3 91" on 1888, 20 PARA on 5 kr., 2 horizontal pairs, on front and reverse of registered envelope to Paris and re-directed to Dunquerke; one corner perf of the reverse side pair bend over, otherwise fine; very rare, only one further registered cover is known from Lagos; certificate Goller BPP

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