380th Auction

16-17 & 20-25 March 2023 in Wiesbaden

Lot no.1011

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for800 €

VENETIAN MAIL: 1482, folded entire letter from CANDIA to VENICE, cord sealed with wax, also some coloured map of Crete (200x150mm), very fine and very scarce early mail

Lot no.1012

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for1.100 €

VENETIAN MAIL: 1491, commercial entire letter regarding wine, written by Giovanni Chioza, endorsed in manuscript "Candia 31.VIII 1491" and addressed to Michele Foscari in Venice, received on 6 September, also an early map from Candia; very fine and very scarce early mail, ex Schmitt

Lot no.1013

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for460 €

AUSTRIAN POSTAL AGENCIES: 1859, folded entire to SYROS, on front a fairly complete strike in black of the oval handstamp "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO - Canea", manuscript "20" fee, minor aging, still fine and very scarce

Lot no.1014

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening1.500 €
Sold for2.700 €

"AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO/ RETTIMO", clear blue oval handstamp on cover with original contens 1860 to Constantinople. Very fine and rare (Tschil. Fig. 548)

Lot no.1015

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1

Opening500 €
Sold for1.050 €

ENGLISH POST OFFICES: 1898 Provisional 20pa. violet, eight singles tied by Union Jack handstamp "TENEMOS" on an envelope addressed to the Rifle Brigade, reverse arrival Austrian cds. "CANDIA OESTERREICHISCHE POST 3 12 98", vertical fold affecting one adhesive, small tear at left not touching and minor aging spot, otherwise fine and scarce

Lot no.1016

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for480 €

FRENCH POST OFFICES: 1899 Military mail, stampless envelope endorsed "Corps d´expédition francais en Crète", with superb strike of the cds. "HIERAPETRA CRETE 15 MARS 99" on front, alongside blue handstamp "HIERAPETRA commandant d´armes Crète" confirming the free frank status, sent to France, with transit and arrival on reverse "MONTROUGE 27 MARS 99", some minor corner wear, very fine and rare

Lot no.1017

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold forUnsold

FRENCH POST OFFICES: 1899 Military mail, stampless envelope endorsed "Corps d´expédition francais à Madagascar", with a very fair strike of the cds. "SITIA CRETE 6 JUIN 99" on front, alongside a faint blue handstamp "MARINE FRANCAISE SERVICE A LA MER" confirming the free frank status, sent to an active service man on duty at MADAGASCAR, maritime cds. "MARSEILLES A LA REUNION 15 JUIN 99", transit on reverse "ALEXANDRIE" and "PORT SAID"; cover opened for display, back flap slightly shortened and some aging, still an extraordinary combination of a rare origin and exotic destination

Lot no.1018

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for1.000 €

OTTOMAN EMPIRE OFFICES: 1872, folded entire sent to SITIA, with a very fair strike of the bluish-black hexagonal handstamp in Old-Turkish "PESKOKEFAL", part wax seal on reverse, archival file fold and some toning, otherwise fine, a rare postmark with only a few recorded 

Lot no.1019

Condition

6

Catalogue no.19

Opening150 €
Sold for520 €

OTTOMAN POST OFFICES: 1875 10pa. block of four, tied by four superb strikes of the bluish hexagonal "HANYA" in old-Turkish, on a large envelope with reverse arrival cds. "STAMBOUL 13 Nov. 77", one back flap missing, very fine and appealing item, ex Schmitt

Lot no.1020

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening750 €
Sold for800 €

OTTOMAN EMPIRE OFFICES: 1887, 20p. carmin, tied by a fair strike of the black negative seal in Old-Turkish "ISLIYE" (SITIA) to a folded letter from the elementary school of Achladi to NEAPOLIS, usual wear on the edge otherwise fine, a rare postmark

Lot no.1021

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for300 €

OTTOMAN EMPIRE OFFICES: 1880 (ca), official stampless envelope, with a fair strike of the black negative seal in Old-Turkish "HANYA" (Feenstra 12, Type II), complete wax seal on reverse, minor soiling an wear, still fine and a rare postmark 

Lot no.1022

Condition

1

Catalogue no.5P-7P

Opening300 €
Sold for460 €

RUSSIAN POST OFFICES:  PROOFS, 1899 Second Definitive Issue without stars, 1m., 2m. and 1gr., unused, complete set of proofs in black without control mark, the 1m. and 1gr. with usual small thins, the 2m. very fine; very scarce, signed Schmitt

Lot no.10144

Condition

1 3 6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening1.000 €
Sold for2.100 €

1651/1910 (ca.), specialized collection in two albums with unused and used stamps and sets and over 50 covers and cards, starting with large Hermes Heads used at Crete; some interesting items such as incoming mail, registered mail, cancellation collection, very scarce group of the 1905 Therison Rebellion issues, including several covers, etc. In addition some unused postcards and duplicates and some literature. Overall condition fine to very fine. An attractive and interesting collection.

Lot no.10145

Condition

1 6

Catalogue no.

Opening1.000 €
Sold for2.100 €

1900/12, specialised postal history collection with over 60 covers and cards, with Cretan First issue, wide range of frankings and rates throughout, better items such as Prince George 10l. tied by scarce cds. "KASTELLI 10 JAN. 1904" to a postal receipt for a registered letter, further strike alongside, some postage dues overprint varieties, dotted rural markings such as "6" VOUKOLIES, etc.; some aging and wear noted, otherwise overall condition is fine, a noteworthy assembly

Lot no.10146

Condition

6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for440 €

AUSTRIAN POSTAL AGENCIES: 1845/89, ten folded entires, envelope and postal stationery card, incl. 1845 folded entire to Trieste with two lines handstamp "CANEA 21: LU." and disinfection slits; seven covers with Austrian adhesives including some mixed frankings with Greece Large Hermes, such as 10sld. blue tied by two lines "CANEA 2 OTT" on front of a folded entire to PIREUS, alongside Greece 20l. blue tied on arrival as postage due; condition varies from poor to very fine

Lot no.10147

Condition

6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for400 €

AUSTRIAN LEVANT: 1896/10, group of nine covers and cards, as well as some fragments, including 25c. blue tied by cds. "RETTIMO" to reverse of an envelope to Constantinople, 5c., 10c., 15c., 25c. and 50c. tied by cds. "CANEA" to a registered envelope to München, also 10p. (8) and 1pia. (2) tied by cds. "CANDIA OESTERREICHISCHE POST 27 V 99" on a registered cover to Germany (opened for display), fine to very fine

Lot no.10148

Condition

0 1 3 6 5 4

Catalogue no.

Opening750 €
Sold for1.100 €

AUSTRIAN POST OFFICES: 1867/1914 (ca.), specialized collection with used and unused stamps as well as over 30 covers and cards. Many better items such as Mi. 7 used (signed A. Brun), 11 used, Lloyd maritime mail, mixed franking Hermes Head/Austrian Levant; overall fine to very fine condition, an attractive and excellent assembly of that area.

Lot no.10149

Condition

1 3 6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for420 €

ENGLISH POST OFFICES: 1898/99, specialized collection with used and unused stamps, starting with Mi. 1(3); overall fine to very fine condition

Lot no.10150

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for540 €

ENGLISH POST OFFICES: 1899/1908, group of four covers and one card, incl. two items bearing very fine strikes "CAMP POST OFFICE CANDIA", Mi. 1 tied by straightline "HERAKLION" together with Mi. 2-4 on a philatelic cover, reverse arrival straightline "CHERSONISSOS" (envelope wear at lower right corner); fine to very fine and scarce assembly

Lot no.10151

Condition

0 1 3 6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for800 €

FRENCH POST OFFICES: 1897/1913 (ca.), specialized collection with Mi. 1-20 complete with some duplication and blocks, also 30 covers and cards. with several items soldier´s mail; overall fine to very fine condition

Lot no.10152

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for850 €

FRENCH POST OFFICES: 1897/1911, group of seventeen (17) covers and cards used in Canea and Rethymno, with Sage 1pia. brown tied by cds. "RETHYMNO 26 NOV 00" to an envelope to Athenes, reverse arrival cds., two stampless covers, one endorsed "Corp d´occupation de la Canée", some multiple frankings with Blanc, Mouchon and Merson types on standard or registered mail; overall condition fine to very fine, a nice assembly

Lot no.10153

Condition

0 1 3 6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for440 €

ITALIAN POST OFFICES: 1900/1912 (ca.), specialized collection, unused and used complete with some multiples and covers; overall fine to very fine condition, an attractive assembly of that area

Lot no.10154

Condition

6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for200 €

ITALIAN POST OFFICES: 1900/13, group of four (4) covers used in La Canea, including a scarce usage of Italian 15c. adhesive without overprint, tied by cds. "LA CANEA -7 12 12" together with 1c. and 2c. overprinted, to an envelope to Canada, some faults, overall condition fine

Lot no.10155

Condition

3 6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for750 €

OTTOMAN POST OFFICES: 1865/97 (ca.), specialized collection with used stamps, partly on fragments, and 14 cards and covers. Better items such as "SUDA" (3), "LASID YENIKOY" (6),  "KANDIYA" on envelope, etc. ,overall fine to very fine condition, an attractive assembly of that area

Lot no.10156

Condition

3 6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for1.000 €

OTTOMAN EMPIRE OFFICES: 1880/98 (ca), collection of used stamps and postmarks, incl. more than ten franked covers, starting with 1880s Ottoman adhesives tied on three envelopes by hexagonal postmarks "KANDIA" and "HANIA", also single and multiple frankings tied by bilingual cds. "HANIA", "RETHYMO"; some stampless mail including a scarce negative seal "HANIA", faint, on an official letter; overall condition fine to very fine

Lot no.10157

Condition

1 6 5 4

Catalogue no.

Opening250 €
Sold for1.150 €

RUSSIAN POST OFFICES: 1899 used and unused specialised collection of over 60 stamps and some covers, with Mi. 4 large block of 36 (some folds and tears), unused, better items such as Mi. 2 and Mi 4 (2) tied by straightline "RETHYMNO" on an envelope (tear at left not affecting the adhesive), later issues with Mi. 8 sheetlet of sixteen, struck with cds. "RETHYMNO 8 6 99"; overall condition is fine to very fine, scarce group

Lot no.10158

Condition

1 3 6 5

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for1.900 €

RUSSIAN POST OFFICES: 1899 (ca.), specialized collection with used and unused stamps and 2 covers. Better items like Mi. 2 on cover and 13 copies ex 5-7, several blocks and printer´s wastes (double prints, printed on both sides, etc.); overall fine to very fine and fresh condition, some signed Schmitt, an attractive assembly of that area

Lot no.10159

Condition

0 1 3

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
Sold for260 €

1899, 1m. rose (2) with fresh colours and sharp printing with RETHYMNO handstamp, 1m. green (5) one sheet margin single and a fresh mint never hinged bloc of four (ex Schmidt), 2m. black (20) with a fine selection of shades and papers, including a pair and four blocs (one creased), as well as a used on small fragment; overall very fine quality and assembly from those stamps issued during the Russian occupation of Creta (Mi.-Nr 2, 3, 4)

Lot no.10160

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for800 €

PRE-STAMP PERIOD: 1847/60, ten folded entires from or to CANEA, some endorsed "Paquebots à vapeur de la Méditerranée", one with scarce "YPERTHALASSIA" handstamp on front, some with transit cds. "SYROS", 1847 folded entire from CANEA to TRIESTE, arrival postmark on front "Lettera arrivata per mare", also 1860 letter from AMBELOUZO to SIBA transmitted via private courier, fine to very fine