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Lot 6653 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6653 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Inscribed P.O.Π.и.T (ROPiT), 1868 (March 3): Incoming envelope from Odessa to Constantinople, bearing 1866 10 pa. rose & blue in a right marginal horizontal strip of four and a base marginal horizontal pair, two fresh and fine multiples with vibrant colour and good to huge margins, tied by three perfect strikes of "ODESSA 4 MAR. 1868" cds in black. Reverse with crisp arrival "KONST-POLSK. AGENSTVO 5 MAR 1868" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 13). Horizontal and vertical filing folds between the multiples, cover roughly opened, nevertheless an attractive cover, the only usage of this issue in Russia known to the describer. Signed Sorani.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maritime Mail of the Levant', DF, May 2005, lot 20265.

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Lot 6652 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6652 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

1864 (Feb 5): Letter-sheet from Constantinople to Aleppo, endorsed "via Alexandrette", bearing two fine and fresh single Russia Imperial Arms 1858 10 kop. brown & blue perf. 12½, tied by "KONSTANTINOPOL 5 FEB. 1864" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 3), very scarce transit "PORT ALEKSANDRETTA FEB 13" cds in blue (modified Tchilinghirian fig. 198) with exchanged month and day slug and mute year slug alongside. The reverse shows a further Constantinople despatch strike. A very attractive entire showing the Port-to-Port rate to an unusual destination with the inland part of the journey within Syria presumably carried by courrier and paid by the addressee. Cert. Holcombe (1990).rnNote: Despatched at the Russian Consular Post Office in Constantinople, where Russian Imperial stamps were used from November 1862 until they were replaced by the 'Ship & Eagle' adhesives of the ROPiT in 1865.

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Lot 6654 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Lot 6654 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 4

Imperial Post 1880 (Aug 25): Envelope from Constantinople to Odessa, bearing 1879 thin type II '7' in black on 10 kop. carmine & green perf. 14½, tied by "KONSTANTINOPOL 25 AUG. 1880" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 15). Reverse with arrival cds (Aug 27). A fine cover with this elusive overprinted stamp. Cert. RPS (1963).rnProvenance: Collection Kohane; DF, April 2007, lot 41145.

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Lot 1576 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1576 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

ROPiT Steamer & Eagle 1865: 2 pi. red & blue, a used top marginal example with large to huge margins all round, tied by light SMIRNA cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 772) to piece. Attractive Mi = € 1'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Bustamante; Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 121 (April 2000), lot 284.

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Lot 1594 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1594 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Incoming from Russia 1879 (Apr 21): Entire letter from Odessa to Constantinople, bearing Russia Imperial arms 1879 7 kop. grey & carmine on horizintally laid paper perf. 14½, tied upon arrival by "KONSTANTIN 23 APR. 79" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 12). Reverse with additional information strike. Adhesive with corner fault, nevertheless an appealing cover which was presumably given directly to the Steamer and postmarked upon arrival.

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Lot 1571 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1571 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

ROPiT Steamer & Eagle 1865: 10 pa. brown & blue, a used example, large to enormous margins all round, cancelled by bold '785' numeral lozenge of Alexandria in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 255). Attractive, signed Zumstein Mi = € 800.rnProvenance: Collection Bustamante; Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 121 (April 2000), lot 275.

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Lot 1589 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1589 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Imperial Post 1873 (Aug 9): Entire letter from Constantinople to Taganrog, bearing horizontal pair 1872 5 kop. blue perf. 14½, tied by "KONST-POLSK AGENSTVO 9 AUG. 1873" cds in blue and Odessa transit cds in black. Another Constantinople information strike and two Taganrog arrival cds's alongside (Aug 14/15). rnNote: Further rate reduction to 10 kop. for the whole journey.

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Lot 1566 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1566 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

1865 (May 8): Entire letter from Constantinople to Trebisonda/Trapzon bearing a horizontal pair of Russia Imperial Arms 1858 10 kop. brown & blue perf. 12½, tied upon arrival by "PORT TREBIZOND 12 MAI 65" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 96), reverse with information strike. One short perf. and file fold away from the stamps, a very attractive entire showing the Port-to-Port rate, opened for display. rnProvenance: Collection Lipschutz; Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 121 (May 2000), lot 265.

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Lot 1582 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1582 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Imperial Post 1870 (Feb 5): Entire letter from Smyrna to Taganrog, bearing a vertical strip of three of 1868 10 kop. carmine & green perf. 11½ showing the normal irregularities of this perforation, cancelled with three strikes of numeral '780' of Smyrna in blue. Information strike of "SMIRNA 5 FEB. 1870" cds in blue on reverse (Tchilinghirian fig. 772). Filing folds away from the stamps and postmarks, some wear and tear, but an interesting and attractive entire.rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, Corinphila sale 121 (May 2000), lot 503.

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Lot 1577 - europa russland post in levante -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

Lot 1577 - europa russland post in levante - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 265th - 273rd - Day 5

ROPiT Steamer & Eagle 1865 (Nov 27): Cover from Alexandretta/Iskenderun to Aleppo bearing a fine and fresh 1865 Steamer & Eagle 2 pia. red & blue with vibrant colour and large regular margins all round, tied by numeral '782' of Alexandretta in blue, reverse with "PORT ALEKSANDRETTA 27 NOV." cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 198). Filing fold away from the stamps and postmarks, cover fragile at the edges, nevertheless a scarce usage of this stamp with only few covers known. Signed A. Diena and Chiavarello.rnProvenance: Collection Chiavarello, Harmers, London, May 2009.

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europa russland post in levante