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A.KARAMITSOS 34, Tsimiski Str. - 54623 Thessaloniki - GREECE tel.: +30 2310 264 366 - fax: +30 2310 274 031 www.karamitsos.com e-mail: karamitsos@karamitsos.gr

WORKING HOURS: 07.00 - 15.00

Saturday, 8 March 2014 PUBLIC AUCTION

No 478

Large Hermes Heads

Start Time: 12.15 Viewing Arrangements: “Athens Auctions” Store Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - Friday, 7 March 2014 (working hours)

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Auction No

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34, Tsimiski Str. - 54623 Thessaloniki - GREECE tel.: +30 2310 264 366 - fax: +30 2310 274 031 www.karamitsos.com

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SYMBOLS - ABBREVIATIONS / ΣΥΜΒΟΛΑ - ΣΥΝΤΜΗΣΕΙΣ F FC **, u/m. *, m. (*), mng. o, u. P pu o. g. E S W EL C, cov. Δ PS PPC RP M Hellas Fr. Yv. Mi. SG. AG.PA. EST. R, RR wmk. MS var. trans. G F VF B doc. NEWS ENGR MAG EPH BOND FFC MF CF CER LABEL PC PL PE PW PO PP PA

See photo plate (b&w) / Βλέπε φωτογραφία (Α/Μ) See color photo / Βλέπε έγχρωμη φωτογραφία Unmounted mint / Ασφράγιστο χωρίς σαρνιέρα Mounted mint / Ασφράγιστο με σαρνιέρα ή ίχνος σαρνιέρας Mint without gum / Ασφράγιστο χωρίς γόμμα Used, cancelled / Σφραγισμένο Forgery, fake / Πλαστό Postally used / Ταχυδρομημένο κανονικά Original gum / Γνήσια γόμμα Essay of proof / Δοκίμιο Specimen / Δείγμα Wrapper / Περιτύλιγμα (ράπερ) Entire letter / Επιστολή αναδιπλούμενη (χωρίς φάκελο) Cover, envelope / Φάκελος On fragment, on piece / Επί τεμαχίου (χαρτιού ή φακέλου) Postal stationery (card, letter card, print. envelope) / Ταχυδρ. μονόφυλλο (δελτάριο, βραχεία επιστολή, έντυπος φάκελος) Picture postcard / Εικονογραφημένη κάρτα Real photograph, photocard / Φωτοκάρτα, πραγματική φωτογραφία Map / Χάρτης HELLAS Greek catalogue / Κατάλογος ΕΛΛΑΣ FRANGOUDIS Cyprus catalogue / Κατάλογος Κύπρου ΦΡΑΓΚΟΥΔΗ YVERT & TELLIER French catalogue / Κατάλογος ΙΒΕΡ MICHEL German catalogue / Κατάλογος ΜΙΧΕΛ S. GIBBONS British catalogue / Κατάλογος ΓΚΙΜΠΟΝΣ AGAOGULLARI PAPUÇCIOGLU Turkish Postmarks catalogue / Κατάλογος Τουρκικών Σφραγίδων ΠΑΠΟΥΤΣΙΟΓΛΟΥ Our estimation / Προσωπική μας εκτίμηση Rare, very rare, etc. / Σπάνιο, πολύ σπάνιο κλπ. Watermark / Υδατόσημο Minitature or souvenir sheet / Μπλόκ φεγιέ Variety / Ποικιλία Transit cancellation / Διαβατική σφραγίδα Good quality or condition / Ανεκτή ποιότητα ή κατάσταση Fine quality or condition / Καλή ποιότητα ή κατάσταση Very fine quality or condition / Πολύ καλή ποιότητα ή κατάσταση Library book / Βιβλίο Document / Έγγραφο Newspaper / Εφημερίδα Engraving / Γραβούρα Magazine / Περιοδικό Ephemera / Εφήμερα Bonds & Certificates / Μετοχές First Flight Cover / Φάκελος Πρώτης Πτήσης Military Flight / Στρατιωτική Πτήση Crash Flight / Αεροπορικά Ατυχήματα Ceramic / Κεραμικό Label / Ετικέτα Postal Cards / Επιστολικά Δελτάρια Postal Letter Cards / Βραχείες Επιστολές Postal Envelopes / Φάκελοι Postal Wrappers / Ταινίες Εντύπων Postal Money Orders / Ταχυδρομικές Επιταγές Parcel Postal Cards / Δελτίο Αποστολής Δεμάτων Aerograms, Air Letters / Αερογράμματα


ΟΡΟΙ ΔΗΜΟΠΡΑΣΙΩΝ Όλοι οι λαχνοί περιγράφονται προσεκτικά και πωλούνται ως γνήσιοι και αυθεντικοί εκτός αν περιγράφονται άλλως. Ο αγοραστής μπορεί να απορρίψει το λαχνό και να τον επιστρέψει εντός 7 ημερών (ημερομηνία σφραγίδας ταχυδρομείου) απο την λήξη της δημοπρασίας, αν αποδείξει ότι δεν είναι γνήσιος ή ότι περιγράφηκε λανθασμένα. Οι λαχνοί πρέπει να επιστρέφονται όπως παραλήφθηκαν αρχικά, χωρίς καμμία διαφοροποίηση. Λαχνοί που εξετάσθηκαν προηγουμένως από τους υποψηφίους αγοραστές δεν επιστρέφονται. Επίσης δεν επιστρέφονται λαχνοί που αγοράσθηκαν στην Αίθουσα μετά την έξοδο των αγοραστών από αυτή. Οι αγοραστές δεν έχουν το δικαίωμα επιστροφής μικτών λαχνών, συλλογών, λαχνών που έχουν ελαττώματα σε μικροαξίες, καθώς και φωτογραφημένων στον κατάλογο λαχνών, για ελαττώματα ορατά στη φωτογραφία (κεντράρισμα, περιθώρια, οδόνττωση). Όταν η αξία του λαχνού είναι στη σφραγίδα και όχι στο γραμματόσημο, ο λαχνός δεν μπορεί να επιστραφεί για ελάττωμα του γραμματοσήμου. Κάθε λαχνός περιέρχεται στον πλειοδότη, που προσφέρει την υψηλότερη τιμή. Σε περίπτωση ίσων ταχυδρομικών προσφορών, πλειοδότης θεωρείται αυτός που η προσφορά του έφθασε πρώτη στα Γραφεία μας. Τηλεφωνικές εντολές αγοράς γίνονται δεκτές από γνωστούς πελάτες, πρέπει όμως να επικυρωθούν γραπτώς. Πριν από την έναρξη της πωλήσεως ή την ημέρα της δημοπρασίας (για γραπτές προσφορές), η Εταιρία έχει το δικαίωμα να αποσύρει λαχνούς, να διαχωρίσει λαχνούς σε δύο ή περισσότερα μέρη ή να συνενώσει δύο ή περισσότερους λαχνούς. Προσφορές γίνονται δεκτές έως 2 ώρες πριν από την έναρξη της δημοπρασίας. Η πληρωμή πρέπει να γίνεται αμέσως μετά το τέλος της δημοπρασίας στην Αίθουσα ή εντός 10 ημερών από την παραλαβή των λαχνών ή του τιμολογίου (για πελάτες Εξωτερικού). Σε αγοραστές εντός Ελλάδος οι λαχνοί αποστέλλονται επί αντικαταβολή και σε γνωστούς πελάτες χωρίς προπληρωμή, για πληρωμή αμέσως μετά την παραλαβή των λαχνών. Αν η πληρωμή καθυστερήσει πέραν των 10 ημερών, η Εταιρία διατηρεί το δικαίωμα να επιβαρύνει το λογαριασμό με το νόμιμο επιτόκιο. Η κυριότητα των λαχνών παραμένει στον πωλητή, μέχρις ότου αποπληρωθεί ο λογαριασμός. Συμμετοχή αγοραστού στη δημοπρασία μπορεί να αποκλεισθεί, αν κατά την κρίση του πωλητού, ο αγοραστής δεν εκπληρώνει τους όρους της καλής πίστεως. Η ταχυδρόμηση των λαχνών ή του τιμολογίου γίνεται στην διεύθυνση, που φαίνεται στο έντυπο προσφορών. Τα έξοδα αποστολής βαρύνουν τον αγοραστή. Έξοδα συσκευασίας δεν χρεώνονται. Η απόδειξη παραλαβής “Συστημένου” του Ταχυδρομείου αποτελεί για την Εταιρία και απόδειξη παραλαβής του υλικού από τον αγοραστή. Στην τιμή κατακυρώσεως προστίθεται ποσοστό 18% για προμήθειά μας και επί πλέον ο αναλογών ΦΠΑ επί της προμήθειάς μας. Όλες οι τιμές στόν κατάλογο είναι σε ΕΥΡΩ. Απούλητοι λαχνοί με τιμή εκκίνησης “OFFER” δεν διατίθενται προς πώληση μετά τη λήξη της δημοπρασίας. Η τιμή πώλησης των λαχνών με την ένδειξη “OFFER” ορίζεται από το ποσό της προσφοράς, με κατοχύρωση του λαχνού στην υψηλότερη. Ο πλειοδότης (είτε βρίσκεται στην Αίθουσα, είτε έχει καταθέσει την προσφορά του μέσω τηλεφώνου/email) είναι υπεύθυνος για την εξόφληση του τιμολογίου, εκτός αν έχει συνεννοηθεί γραπτώς ειδάλλως με την Εταιρία. Οποιοσδήποτε λαμβάνει μέρος στη δημοπρασία είναι γνώστης των προαναφερομένων όρων και τους αποδέχεται πλήρως. Οποιαδήποτε διαφωνία μεταξύ των συμβαλλομένων μερών τίθεται στην κρίση και δικαιοδοσία του αρμοδίου Δικαστηρίου Θεσσαλονίκης.


CONDITIONS OF SALE All descriptions are reliable and accurate and the lots are sold as genuine and authentic, unless the contrary is indicated. The purchaser may reject the lot and return it within 7 days (post office date stamp) after the end of the auction, if he proves it is not genuine or incorrectly described. The lots must be returned intact and as originally despatched. Lots which have been examined by the buyers before the auction cannot be returned. Also, lots purchased in the room cannot be returned after leaving the place. Buyers have no right to reject mixed lots, collections containing undescribed items, or described as having defects. Any illustration is part of the description and items cannot be returned for defects visible in it. When the value of a lot lies in the cancellation and not in the stamp, any defects of the latter shall not be a reason for rejecting the lot. The highest bidder shall prevail. In case of equal mail bids, the earlier arrived will be considered as succesful. Telephone bids are acceptable, but should be confirmed in writing. Before start selling or the date of the auction the Auctioneer has the right to withdraw any of the lots, to divide it into two or more parts, or to join two or more lots into one. Bids should be received at least 2 hours before the start of the Sale. Payment must be made in full just after the end of the sale in the room, or within 10 days after receipt of our invoice. Foreign buyers can pay by credit card (we accept Visa and Mastercard) or by Bank Cheque, personal cheque and money order in foreign currency or in euro. Interest shall be payable by the purchaser on any overdue account. The Auctioneer has a descretion to waive payment of the interest. Title shall remain to A. KARAMITSOS until payment in full is received. Any buyer could be excluded if he is not a person of good faith, according to the Auctioneer’s opinion. The invoices and the lots will be mailed to the address given on the bidding form. Postage and insurance is charged to the buyers. No packing cost is charged. The receipt for “Registered” letter by the Post Office constitutes delivery receipt for the Auctioneer. A 18% buyer’s commission will be added to the “hammer price” for each lot, plus the respective Value Additive Tax (VAT) on our commission. All prices expressed in the catalogue and all bids are in euro, unless otherwise is stated. Unsold lots with starting price “OFFER” are not available for sale after the end of the auction. The sale price of lots marked as “OFFER” is defined by the highest offer, highest bid wins the item at said price. The bidder (either via mail or in the room) is responsible for the invoice’s payment, unless otherwise aggreed, in writing, with the company. Anyone who will take part in this Auction is familiar to the conditions of sale and accepts them. Any dispute shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent Court in Thessaloniki, Greece.


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14 (125%) Lot. 1

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PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. Deep blue essay on French stamp «CERES» with inscription «ESSAI 1858» in pair. Control figure «10» on reverse. Excellent condition. (Konst. ΔΟΚ. Va). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 1l. black on white paper with whitish entourage. VF. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.I.3). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 1l. pale black on white paper. VF. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.I.4). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 1l. light grey-brown on white pelure paper. VF. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.II.2). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS: 1l. brown on thin off-white paper whith contour due to decoupage misalignment. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.ΙΙ.5). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 1l. printed on both sides in blackish-brown with very intense contour due to misalignement in decoupage and on reverse double printing one in orange-brown and one in brown. VF and R. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.II.9var). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 1l. olive-brown on thin white paper. (Konst. 1 ΔΟΚ.II.15). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 5l. rose on whitish, slightly rose pelure paper in right marginal copy, plate flaw «thin circle». Superb. (Konst. 3 ΔΟΚ.I.2).

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5l. green on thin greenish paper. Final colour proof, gummed later. (Const. 3ΔΟΚ.III.1). 10l. red-orange without C.F. in bl.4 (pos.22-23/32-33), paper porous on the intermediate margin and on one pearl at the left upper stamp, mng. (Hellas 4Bb). Extremelly rare and VF. 10l. red-orange without CF, mng. Superb. (Hellas 4Bb-1550E). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 20l. black on cardbroad with traces of blue colour at lower left, narrow margins but no faults. (Konst. 5 ΔΟΚ.I.1). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 20l. black on cardbroad with traces of double printing in blue on face, plate flaw «white spot on the floret» (pos.77). RRR. (Konst. 5 ΔΟΚ.I.1var). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 20l. black on thin semitransparent paper. (Konst. 5 ΔΟΚ.I.2). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS: 20l. blue. Triple print on face, showing a «misterious» image to Hermes. Possible plate flaw at the upper right corner «indentation of the top frame line». VF. (Hellas 5ΔΟΚ.II.9). PAPER COLOUR AND PRINTING METHOD PROOFS. 20l. blue on white thin, soft paper. RR.

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1861 - Paris Print

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1l. brown canc. «32» (=ΣΠΑΡΤΗ). Superb. (Hellas 1a). 1l. brown with vertically laid background in bl.8 canc. «67» (=ΣΥΡΟΣ). Touched at upper part and with several creases as expected for this multiple (practically one stamp without faults) but still a great rarity. It is quite uncommon in a used bl.8 (ratherly seen in strips of 4 or 5 canc. «67»), one of the largest used blocks, perhaps second to a used bl.12 known. (Hellas 1a).


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1l. red-brown in upper marginal copy, u. SUPERB. (Hellas 1b). 1l. red-brown in vertical strip of 4. One stamp with very light thin and one with a closing margin (not touching). Very fresh colour and VF appearance, u. RRR. (Hellas 1b). 1l. dark chocolate with full original gum, m. Superb. (Hellas 1c). 1l. dark chocolate, u. Vertically laid background and large margins, Superb and R. (Hellas 1c). 2l. bistre in u/m bl.10. Full original gum and large/even margins all around. Superb. (Hellas 2a).

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2l. bistre on thin paper, mng. (Hellas 2aPa). 2l. olive-bistre in left marginal pair, m. Superb. (Hellas 2b). 2l. olive-bistre, m. VF. (Hellas 2b). 2l. brown-bistre, m. Superb. (Hellas 2c). 2l. brown-bistre canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*28.ΑΠΡ.63». Superb. (Hellas 2c). 2l. brown-bistre in marginal strip of 4 on cardbroad (pos.141-144), u/m. VF. (Hellas 2cPb). 5l. yellow-green, very light crease in upper left corner (in margin only) mentioned just for accurancy, u. Superb. (Hellas 3a). 5l. yellow-green, u. VF. (Hellas 3a). 5l. green, very large/even margins, u. Superb. (Hellas 3b).

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10 € 40 € 25 € 20 € 22 € 150 € 45 €

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45 € 55 €

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37 (125%)

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10l. yellowish-orange on blue (pos.88), var inverted «0» on CF (Kound.4.2), u. VF. (Hellas 4aNb). 10l. orange on blue, u/m. (Hellas 4b). 10l. orange on blue, u. Fantastic quality. (Hellas 4b). 20l. blue (oxidized colour) in lower marginal copy, u. Superb and impressive. (Hellas 5a). 20l. blue, u. VF. (Hellas 5a). 1861 EL fr. with 20l. blue canc. dot. «15» and posted from «ΝΑΥΠΛΙΟΝ (15)*13.ΟΚΤ.61» (13th day of issue), arr. «ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΣ (18)». Stamp without faults. (Hellas 5a).

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20l. blue on thin paper, full gum, m. VF. RRR. (Hellas 5aPa). 20l. blue on thin paper (5,9μ), u. Superb. (Hellas 5aPa). 20l. prussian blue canc. dotted «4» (=ΜΕΓΑΡΑ). Superb and rare. (Hellas 5b). 20l. deep blue on thin paper (0,45μμ), canc. dotted «70» (= ΤΗΝΟΣ), var meshed background. VF and RR. (Hellas 5cPaVa). 40l. mauve on blue in pair. Full original gum. A tiny insignificant trace of thin at left margin mentioned just for accuracy. Ex Maximus. VF. (Hellas 6a). 40l. mauve on blue, traces of new gum, mng. VF. (Hellas 6A). 40l. mauve on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 6a). 40l. light mauve on blue canc. «ΣΠΕΤΣΑΙ*27.ΟΚΤ.63». VF. (Hellas 6b). 80l. rose-carmine in marginal bl.9, mng. (Hellas 7A). Superb and rare block of 9. 80l. rose-carmine with full original gum, m. VF. (Hellas 7a). 80l. rose-carmine, u. VF. (Hellas 7a)

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1000 € 120 € 60 € 800 €

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80l. carmine in right marginal bl.6. Fresh color and very nice appearance but a tiny pinhole in one. Very fine and rare. Lower stamps u/m. (Hellas 7b).

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2200 €

1861/1862 Athens Provisional Printings

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1l. brown, light horizontal crease but RR, u. (Hellas 9Ia). 2l. brown-bistre in left marginal copy, ex Pemberton, u. Superb. (Hellas 10Ib). 2l. brown-bistre (oxidized), u. Almost thin paper (0,6mm). Extrmely nice margins. Superb. R. (Hellas 10Ib).

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2l. bistre, m. VF. (Hellas 10Ic). 2l. pale bistre, m. VF. (Hellas 10Id). 1861-62 PROVISIONALS 2, 5, 10 LEP WITH TYPE II CANCELLATIONS (Hellas 10Ib, 11Ib, 12Ib). UNCOMMON VALUAΒLE CLASSIFICATION CLUES FOR THE PROVISIONAL ISSUE. 2 lepta (Syros August 7, 1863-probably earliest occurence in Syros for the deep provisional shades). Few of these deeper provisional shades circulated in Syros, and only for a restricted period. 5 lepta (Syros April 17, 1863- late period for circulation in Syros, lasting until the end of July for 5lep. Prov). 10 lepta (Patrai May 4, 1863- Mid period of circulation in Patrai which lasted for approx. 10 months). 5l. greyish green canc. «ΝΑΥ(ΛΙΟΝ)*1?.ΑΠΡ.66» (late use). VF. (Hellas 11Ia). 5l. green in bl.4 (pos.39-40/49-50), plate flaw «thin circle» (pos.50). Full original gum and large/even margins but a small scissor cut in margin between. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 11Ib+11IbCF2). 5l. green in lower marginal copy, u. VF. (Hellas 11Ib). 5l. deep olive green, u. Plate flaw «thin circle». VF. (Hellas 11Ic).

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30 € 22 € 180 €

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40 € 2900 €

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5l. olive green on fragment, u. VF. (Hellas 11Ic). 10l. orange (coarse impression), u. Superb. (Hellas 12Ib). 10l. orange with intense yellowish wash and vermilion CF in left marginal copy, u. VF. (Hellas 12Ib). 10l. orange, var slightly double CF (Kound. 11.4), canc. «33» (=ΓΥΘΕΙΟΝ). VF and R. (Hellas 12Ib).

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70 (150%) Lot. 65 Lot. 66 Lot. 67 Lot. 68 Lot. 69 Lot. 70 Lot. 71 Lot. 72 Lot. 73 Lot. 74 Lot. 75

75 (150%)

10l. orange, u. Var. «inverted 1» on CF (Kound. 11.1). VF and extremely rare according to Koundouros study. (Hellas 12IbNa). 20l. deep ultramarine canc. «12» (=ΓΑΣΤΟΥΝΗ). Superb. (Hellas 13Ia). 20l. deep ultramarine, u. VF. (Hellas 13Ia). 1862 EL fr. with 20l. indigo blue (stamp VF), canc. dott. «13» & typ.II «ΠΥΡΓΟΣ*20.ΜΑΡ.62» to Patras. (Hellas 13Ib). 20l. Kyparissia blackish-blue canc. «25» and «ΚΥΠΑΡΙΣΣΙΑ*14.ΦΕΒΡ.62». VF. (Hellas 13Ib). 20l. prussian blue with yellowish cast and full original gum. Two narrow margins, m. RRR. (Hellas 13Ic). 20l. prussian blue with yellowish cast, u. VF. (Hellas 13Ic). 20l deep blue, u. VF. (Hellas 13Id) 20l. deep blue, var uneven CF (Kound. 12.6), u. VF and RRR. (Hellas 13Id). 20l. deep dull chalky blue, both left corners with light folding in margin mentioned for accuracy, u. VF for this hard to find stamp. (Hellas 13Ie). 20l. deep dull chalky blue (coarse print), u. Var. «double C.F» (Kound. 12.3 figure 3β). Certificate (1992) and signed by Orestis Vlastos. VF. (Hellas 13IeNo).

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76 (125%)

77 (125%)

78 (125%)

81 (125%)

80 (200%) 79 (125%) Lot. 76 Lot. 77 Lot. 78 Lot. 79 Lot. 80

Lot. 81

40l. mauve on blue (coarse impression) marginal, u. VF. (Hellas 14Ia). 40l. light mauve on blue in light marginal copy canc. «38» (=ΛΕΩΝΙΔΙΟΝ). (Hellas 14Ib). 1l. deep chocolate, good margins, signed by A.Diena, m. VF. (Hellas 9IIa). 1l. bistre-brown, mng. (Hellas 9IIb). FEBR. 1862. FINE PROVISIONAL- 1L. Brown, Mint BLOCK of 4, original thin white crackly gum intact. Extreme Dry impression, no embossing, no vert. lined backgr., contour traces on all 4 stamps and dotted petasus line. Rare Uncataloged variety of impression in Hellas 9IIc shade. From Pos.77-78, 87-88, the block shows very early (during Hard Method Printing) «frame incomplete» plate error of both pos.77+78, and thus offers unique proof – that the Decoupage used in Greek LHH Stamps was meant to increased contrast, provide fine (airy) printing of spandrels-shading and NOT meant to correct irregularities of unleveled plates as in the case of the French stamps. Pos.87 stamp is defective, affected by a tear originating in lower margin, mentioned only for accuracy considering the rarity and importance of the unique block in the study and classification of the LHH. (Euro 5200 for typical Bl-4 9IIc).» 1l. brown in right marginal copy. Signs of contour in front of the neck, m. VF. (Hellas 9IIc).

82 (125%) Lot. 82 Lot. 83 Lot. 84

83 (125%)

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84 (125%)

2l. bistre (fine impression), m. VF. (Hellas 10IIa). 2l. yellow-bistre on thin paper. Partly oxidised. Very large/even margins, mng. Superb. (Hellas 10IIb). 2l. yellow-bistre, u. VF. (Hellas 10IIb).


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85 (125%) Lot. 85 Lot. 86 Lot. 87 Lot. 88

86 (125%)

87 (125%)

88 (125%)

5l. green, u. VF. (Hellas 11IIa). 5l. deep green, var. «trace of double C.F.», sign. DEILAKIS, m. VF. (Hellas 11IIb). 10l. orange (fine impression), u. Superb. (Hellas 12IIa). 10l. orange (pos.148), with var. «Widely spaced C.F.» (KOUND. 17.2), u. (Hellas 12IIaNk). Very nice.

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91 (100%)

89 (125%) Lot. 89 Lot. 90

Lot. 91 Lot. 92

90 (125%)

92 (125%)

93 (125%)

20l. deep blue. Very large margins, u. Superb. (Hellas 13IIa). 20l. deep blue (fine impression), u. Plate flaw «white lines behind the head and in the upper inscription» (pos.89, Kound. page 142). Pos.89 provisional stamp with «0» normal. Very important item for the classification of these stamps. This copy proves that two settings at least were took place for provisional Athens printing as the «0» inverted var in the same pos. it is known for 20l. and 10l. as well coarse print stamps. VF. (Hellas 13IIa). 1862 EL written on «Τσεσμέ 15 Σεπτ. 62». On arrival in «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*16.ΣΕΠΤ.62» taxed with 20l. blue (fine impression) for internal postage rate. Superb. R. (Hellas 13IIb). 20l blue u. VF. (Hellas 13IIb)

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95 (125%)

94 (150%)

Lot. 93

Lot. 94 Lot. 95 Lot. 96 Lot. 97

96 (125%)

97 (150%)

20l. blue (fine impression), cancelled with MUNICIPAL post mark «ΔΤ 69». Rural municipal of ΜΑΡΠΗΣΣΑ (Marpissa/Naxos), itinerary: Τσιπίδος-Νάουσσα (Tsipidos-Naoussa). RRR. Catalog value 520 euros. (Hellas 13IIb). 40l. mauve on blue, with part of original gum, m. VF. RR. (Hellas 14IIa). 40l. mauve on blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 14IIa). 40l. dull mauve on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 14IIb). 40l. dull mauve on blue, canc. «98» [=ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)], var. double «0» on CF (Kound. 19.1), good/large margins. RRR. (Hellas 14IIbNovar).

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1862/1867 Consecutive Athens Printings

99 (125%)

100 (125%)

102 (125%)

98 (125%) Lot. 98 Lot. 99 Lot. 100 Lot. 101 Lot. 102

1l. chocolate-brown with vertically laid background in u/m right marginal bl.12. Good/clear margins all around. Pinhole on one stamp. VF. (Hellas 15A). 1l. chocolate-brown with vertically laid background in left marginal copy, u/m. Superb. (Hellas 15A). 1l. chocolate-brown with vertically laid background, u. VF. (Hellas 15a). 1l. brown with horizontally laid background in u/m left marginal bl.4. Full original gum. VF. (Hellas 15b). 1l. brown, m. Superb. (Hellas 15b).

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103 (125%)

101 (125%)

106 (125%)

105 (90%)

104 (125%)

107 (125%) Lot. 103

Lot. 104 Lot. 105

Lot. 106 Lot. 107 Lot. 108

108 (125%) 1862-67 1 Lepton, in a Rare used strip of 6. Extremely fine used, with six clear strikes of «106» type I of Corfu. This is the Con/dis 27b of a copper-brown shade, belonging to a 1864 printing, circulating primarily in 1865, displaying spotted background and a very dense array of ink spots characteristic of the period. Hellas 15b. Strips more than 5 stamps are rarely encountered in 1 Lep. The 1 lepton strip of 6 results from the temporarily imposed 26lep Inter-Ionian rate, during that period. An impressive exhibition item of importance. 1l. copper-brown with horizontally laid background in left marginal copy and slight double printing due to sliding, u. VF and R. (Hellas 15b). Νewspaper «ΕΘΝΕΓΕΡΣΙΑ/16 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 1866» fr. with 1l. brown canc. «1» (=ΑΘΗΝΑΙ). Stamp intact with a small part of the wrapper. Certificate Simmermacher (1992). (Hellas 15b). 1l. red-brown, u. VF. (Hellas 15c). 1l. claret-brown, mng. VF. (Hellas 15d). 1l. deep red-brown (with short beard), one narrow not touching margin, m. R. (Hellas 15e).

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110 (125%)

111 (110%)

109 (125%)

113 (125%)

115 (125%)

112 (125%)

116 (125%) Lot. 109 Lot. 110 Lot. 111 Lot. 112 Lot. 113 Lot. 114 Lot. 115 Lot. 116

114 (125%)

2l. yellow-bistre. Very fine impression and vertically laid background, u. Superb for this rare transitional issue stamp. Important for specialists. 2l. yellow bistre in bl.4, 3 stamps u/m. VF. (Hellas 16a). 2l. bistre in lower marginal bl.10 (p.131-135/141-145), u/m. Superb. (Hellas 16b). 2l. bistre in used strip of 3, u. VF and scarce. (Hellas 16b). 2l. bistre on thin paper (0.53μ) in right marginal copy, mng. Superb. (Hellas 16bPa). 2l. brown-bistre in upper marginal pair, m. Superb. (Hellas 16c). 2l. brown-bistre, m. VF. (Hellas 16c). 2l. brown-bistre on used bl.8. Separated in the middle and rejoined. Large margins all around, an extremely rare multiple. (Hellas 16c).

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118 (125%)

117 (125%)

121 (125%) Lot. 117 Lot. 118 Lot. 119 Lot. 120 Lot. 121 Lot. 122

119 (125%)

120 (125%)

122 (125%)

5l green in right marginal copy, m. VF. (Hellas 17a) 5l. green canc. «70» (=ΤΗΝΟΣ), u. VF. (Hellas 17a). 2X5l. green and yellow-green, u. Superb. (Hellas 17a+17b). 5l. yellow-green marginal, u. Var. «deformed 5» (pos.10, type d). VF. (Hellas 17b). 5l olive-green in pair, m. Superb. (Hellas 17c-580E). 5l. olive-green in strip of 4 (pos.132-135), u, Vertical crease on 1st stamp. The rest strip of 3 SUPERB. (Hellas 17c).

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130 (150%)

132 (150%) 124 (150%) Lot. 123 Lot. 124

10l. orange canc. «60» (=KYMH). VF. (Hellas 18A). 10l. yellow-orange in bl.9 (pos.98-100/118-120). Extremely fresh & fine for this 2nd largest known unused multiple of this shade, m. Also note that pos.100 plate flaw is not fully shaped and pos.119 plate flaw does not exist yet. (Hellas 18a).


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125 (125%)

126 (125%)

127 (125%)

135 (100%)

123 (125%)

128 (125%) Lot. 125 Lot. 126 Lot. 127

Lot. 128 Lot. 129 Lot. 130 Lot. 131 Lot. 132

Lot. 133 Lot. 134 Lot. 135

129 (125%)

131 (125%)

133 (125%)

134 (125%)

10l. orange, with full original gum, m. (trace). Superb. (Hellas 18b). 10l. orange, u. Superb. (Hellas 18b). 10l. orange (pos.69) canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*13.ΑΥΓ.64», var. inverted «1» on CF (Kound.30.5). Very nice appearance but small faults (both right corners with light fold, while left lower corner with litgh thin in margin), u. Very rare and important. (Hellas 18Na). 10l. red-orange, u. Superb. (Hellas 18ba). 10l. red-orange (pos.61), var «01» instead of «10» on CF (Kound. 30.4), u. VF. (Hellas 18baNd). 10l. reddish flesh (salmon) with large/even margins. Lower left corner creased in margin not affecting the stamp. RRRR. (Hellas 18c-6000E). 10l. orange on blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 18d). 10l. orange on blue on thin paper, var double CF, distance 3mm vertically and 1mm horizontally (Kound. 30.3), case not mentioned in Koundouros study, u. VF and RRR. (Hellas 18dNo1300E++). 10l. orange on blue (pos.71), var. «01» instead of «10» (Kound.30.4), u. VF. (Hellas 18dNd). 10l. red-orange on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 18e). EL from «ΜΕΣΣΗΝΗ*20.ΑΠΡ.71» fr. with 10l. red-orange on blue in pair, via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*23. ΑΠΡ.71», arr. «ΣΥΡΟΣ.25.ΑΠΡ.71». VF. (Hellas 18e).

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136 (125%)

137 (125%)

138 (125%)

139 (125%)

144 (125%)

140 (125%) Lot. 136

Lot. 137 Lot. 138 Lot. 139 Lot. 140 Lot. 141

Lot. 142

141 (125%)

142 (125%)

143 (125%)

145 (125%)

20l. blue. Very fine impression, chiffres maigres, relief, very light trace of contour and VERTICALLY LAID BACKGROUND. Very large/even margins all around but torn at top. AN IMPORTANT RARITY OF TRANSITIONAL PRINTINGS. (Hellas 19A). 20l. sky-blue. Very strong relief and VERTICALLY LAID BACKGROUND (faint). A soft method printing stamp of major importance. Superb and R. (Hellas 19a). 20l. sky-blue (pos. 146), u. Superb. (Hellas 19a). 2X20l. sky-blue and blue, u. VF. (Hellas 19a+19b). 20l. blue with original gum, m. VF. (Hellas 19b). 20l. blue. Strong relief, very lightly printed CF (with «0» slightly higher than «2») and VERTICALLY LAID BACKGROUND (intense). A soft method printing stamp, very important fot the LHH printing process. Superb for this. R. (Hellas 19b). 20l. grey indigo-blue on azure paper with HORIZONTALLY LAID BACKGROUND (intense) in upper marginal copy. This stamp is not the deep blue from the last 1867 setting as it can be seen from its very lightly printed CF but belongs to a previous setting, most likely 1865 as it is similar to the 80l. stamps with the same variety. RRR. (Hellas 19b).

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146 (125%)

Lot. 143 Lot. 144 Lot. 145 Lot. 146

Lot. 147 Lot. 148 Lot. 149

151 (125%)

154 (125%)

Lot. 151 Lot. 152 Lot. 153 Lot. 154 Lot. 155 Lot. 156

148 (125%)

149 (125%)

20l. blue on intense azure paper (pos.51-1867 issue), u. VF. (Hellas 19b). EL from «ΚΥΠΑΡΙΣΣΙΑ*20.ΟΚΤ.64» fr. with 20l. blue (stamp Superb), arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*24. ΟΚΤ.64». (Hellas 19b). 20l. light grey-blue (oxidized corners), u. VF. (Hellas 19d). 2X20l. blue on green (light and dark shade). One copy (pos.119) bears Groom’s characteristic «0» No.15. The same «0» in the same pos. exists in the last 1862-67 20l. setting which is the setting that «liars», deep blues and «clean» sky-blues were printed. Important item for classification, u. VF. (Hellas 19e). 20l. blue on green, u. VF+. (Hellas 19e). 20l. deep blue, plate flaw «white line in the upper inscription» (pos.28), u. VF. (Hellas 19f). 20l. deep dark blue (liar), u. VF. (Hellas 19g).

150 (125%)

Lot. 150

147 (125%)

152 (125%)

155 (125%)

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153 (125%)

156 (125%)

1862 40 lepta Rosy-Lilac on Blue, mint. Original Gum. Ex Alphonse Rothchild. Constantinidis 25 and Hellas 20IA. Three very large and one good margin. Very early, precise and clean printing of the shading, typical of 1862, as well as early, well printed and fully formed, very characteristic Control Numbers. Catalog 2200 Euros. 40l light mauve on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 20Ia) 40l. mauve on blue in lower marginal copy, m. Superb. (Hellas 20Ib). 40l. deep mauve on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 20Ib). 40l. mauve on greenish blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 20Ic). 40l. grey-mauve on blue in right marginal copy, u. VF. (Hellas 20Id). 40l. greyish rose on grey-lilac in right marginal copy, canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*4.ΣΕΠΤ.68». Superb. (Hellas 20IIa).


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158 (125%)

157 (125%)

160 (125%)

161 (125%)

Lot. 157 Lot. 158 Lot. 159 Lot. 160 Lot. 161 Lot. 162 Lot. 163

Lot. 164 Lot. 165 Lot. 166 Lot. 167 Lot. 168 Lot. 169

162 (125%)

167 (125%)

163 (125%)

164 (125%)

159 (125%)

165 (125%)

166 (125%)

168 (125%)

169 (125%)

171 (125%)

80l. carmine (orange C.F), u. Superb. Very hard to find this stamp in this condition. (Hellas 21a). 80l. carmine with vertically laid background, u. VF. (Hellas 21a). 80l. rose-carmine with vertically laid background (orange CF) in right marginal used strip of 3. A touched part at right stamp but still attractive for this rare multiple. (Hellas 21b). 80l. rose-carmine, u. VF. (Hellas 21b). 80l. deed carmine with vertically laid backgound (CF in light rose), u. Superb and R. (Hellas 22A). 80l rose-carmine in pair with full original gum, m. VF. (Hellas 22a). 80l. rose-carmine with HORIZONTALLY LAID BACKGROUND (intense). Also «0» type 10 according Groom and both «8» whitening thus a pos.47 1865 setting stamp (Koundouros page 250). VF and RR. (Hellas 22a). 80l. rose-carmine in right marginal copy, u. Superb. (Hellas 22a). 80l. rose- carmine (pos.91), var «8» inverted on CF (Kound. 33.3), certificate SISMONDO, u. VF. (Hellas 22aNa). 80l. rose-carmine (pos.150), canc. «ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ (111)*18.ΙΟΥΝ.67», var. «widely spaced CF» (Kound. 33.5). VF. (Hellas 22aNk). 80l. deep carmine in marginal bl.4, bottom pair u/m. Superb. (Hellas 22b). 80l. carmine with HORIZONTALLY LAID BACKGROUND (intense), u. VF and RR. (Hellas 22b). 80l. carmine, intense relief, u. Superb. (Hellas 22b).

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170 (200%) Lot. 170

Lot. 171

80l. carmine, var. «Inverted C.F.» (Kound.33.1), canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*30 ΜΑΙΟΥ. ??». Certificate by KOUNDOUROS (2009). Extremelly rare stamp. Very few copies are known. (Hellas 22bNm). 80l. dull carmine, u. Var. «inverted 8» (Kound. 33.3). Certificate by M.Tseriotis. VF. (Hellas 22dNa).

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1867/1869 Cleaned Plates

175 (125%)

172 (125%)

173 (125%) Lot. 172 Lot. 173 Lot. 174 Lot. 175 Lot. 176

176 (125%)

174 (125%)

1l. deep red-brown in bl.4, u/m. VF. (Hellas 23a). 1l. deep red-brown in Superb pair, m. (Hellas 23a). 1l. red-brown, u. Superb. (Hellas 23a). 1l. light grey-brown in bl.4, plate flaw «broken plate» (pos.44). One stamp with faults, mng. VF. (Hellas 23bFa). 2l. grey-bistre in bl.4, lower pair u/m. VF. (Hellas 24a).

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177 (150%)

178 (125%) Lot. 177 Lot. 178 Lot. 179 Lot. 180 Lot. 181

185 (125%)

Lot. 184 Lot. 185 Lot. 186 Lot. 187

181 (125%)

5l. yellow-green with plate flaw «Wide border», m. (just trace). Extremelly rare and Superb. (Hellas 25a). 5l. yellow-green, u. FANTASTIC. (Hellas 25a). 5l. yellow-green, u. Superb. (Hellas 25a). 5l. yellow-green, canc. with dot. «111». Plate flaw «Thin circle» and var. «deformed 5» (Kound. 36.3). Superb. (Hellas 25a). 5l. grey-green in lower marginal copy, u. VF. (Hellas 25b).

182 (125%)

Lot. 182 Lot. 183

180 (125%)

179 (125%)

183 (125%)

186 (125%)

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184 (125%)

187 (125%)

10l. red-orange, canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*6.ΝΟΕΜ.70» (month inverted). Superb. (Hellas 26a). 10l. red-orange with very large margins, var. «Inverted 1» (pos. 113/1st setting), u. Fantastic. (Hellas 26aNa). 10l. red-orange (pos.48-2nd setting), var. «0» inverted on CF (Kound.37.4), m. Superb. (Hellas 26aNb). 10l. red-orange in pair (pos.67-68) canc. «73» (=ΜΥΚΟΝΟΣ), var inverted «0» (pos.68) (Kound. 37.4). VF. (Hellas 26a+26aNb). 10l. red-orange (pos.66), var inverted «0» on CF (Kound. 37.4), u. Fantastic. (Hellas 26aNb). 10l. red-orange (pos.5), var. «Both digits inverted» (KOUND. 37.5-1st setting-3 positions per sheet), u. R and VF. (Hellas 26aNc).

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189 (125%)

188 (125%) Lot. 188 Lot. 189

10l. orange on greenish yellow, var. «0» inverted on CF (Kound. 37.4), u. Fantastic quality. RRR. (Hellas 26cNb). 10l. orange on greenish yellow in pair (pos.56-57), plate flaws «spot on Greek border» and «line across MM» (pos.56) and «white line on the upper left cross» (pos.57). Also inverted «0» on CF (pos.57). Superb. RR. (Hellas 26c+26cNb).

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192 (175%)

190 (125%) Lot. 190 Lot. 191 Lot. 192

20l. sky-blue (pos.56), var «0» inverted on CF (Kound.38.2), u. VF. (Hellas 27aNb). 20l. blue (pos.45), var uneven CF (Kound. 38.7), u. Nice copy. (Hellas 27a). 20l. sky-blue canc. «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*7.ΜΑΙΟΣ.6(9)». STAMP BELONGS TO POS.31 BUT BEARS POS.32 CF WITH «0» INVERTED. This happened because the CF plate printed on a sheet placed leftwards by one stamp position. THIS STAMPS PROVES THAT AT LEAST ONE SHEET PRINTED WITHOUT CF IN RIGHT MARGINAL COPIES. Stamp intact with four margins with light crease in upper left corner (in margin). A VERY IMPORTANT ERROR AND UNIQUE SO FAR. (Hellas 27aNbvar).

194 (125%) Lot. 194 Lot. 195 Lot. 196 Lot. 197

191 (125%)

195 (125%)

196 (125%)

197 (125%)

40l. grey-mauve on blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 28a). 40l. grey-mauve on blue (pos.123), var. «inverted 0» (Kound.39.3), u. Superb. (Hellas 28aNb). 40l. mauve on blue in lower marginal copy, m. Fantastic quality. (Hellas 28b). 40l. mauve on blue (pos.14), u. Superb. (Hellas 28b).

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193 (125%) 200 (90%)

198 (125%)

201 (125%)

199 (90%)

202 (125%) Lot. 193

40l. grey-mauve on blue in bl.4 (pos.41-42/51-52). Certificate Holcombe (1996) and M.Tseriotis (2002). Lower pair u/m. Superb. (Hellas 28a). Lot. 198 40l. mauve on blue, var. «Wrong C.F. 20 corrected to 40» (Kound. 39.1). Certificate by P.Holcombe (1983), u. VF. (Hellas 28bNf). Lot. 199 EL from «ΑΡΤΑ (105)*11.ΔΕΚΕ.74» fr. with 40l. mauve on blue, via «ΑΜΦ. ΑΡΓΟΣ», arr. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*22.ΙΟΥΝ.74». On 40l. stamp plate flaw defect at the left corner of the neck» (pos.71). Wax seal on reverse. Nice and attractive cover. (Hellas 28b40F4). Lot. 200 EL from «ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ*8.ΑΥΓ.71» fr. with 40l. mauve on greenish, via «ΣΥΡΟΣ*10.ΑΥΓ.71», arr. «ΤΑΓΑΗΡΟΓb*25.1871». On 40l. stamp «0» inverted on CF (pos.123). The letter was paid to Constantinople. Handwritten «30» to be collected upon arrival. A nice CF error on cover. R. (Hellas 28cNb). Lot. 201 80l. rose-carmine, u. FANTASTIC. (Hellas 29a). Lot. 202 80l. carmine, good/large margins, u. VF. (Hellas 29b).

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1870 Special Athens Printing

203 (125%)

204 (125%)

205 (125%)

207 (125%)

206 (100%)

208 (125%) Lot. 203 Lot. 204 Lot. 205 Lot. 206

209 (125%)

210 (125%)

1l. light reddish brown, mng. Superb. (Hellas 30a). 1l. reddish brown, u. VF. (Hellas 30b). 20l. sky-blue, u. VF. (Hellas 31b). EL fr. with 20l. sky-blue (fantastic), posted from «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ*16 ΙΟΥΛ. 70» and arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*16 ΙΟΥΛ. 70». (Hellas 31b). Lot. 207 20l. blue canc. «ΒΟΝΙΤΣΑ*17.ΝΟΕΜ.72» in blue. VF. (Hellas 31c). Lot. 208 20l. blue (pos.29), plate flaw «white line in the upper inscription» and double CF-distance 0.5mm vertically-(Kound.42.2) and canc. «9» (=ΠΑΤΡΑΙ). Case not mentioned in Koundouros study. Just touched at right in the middle of the stamp but RRR, probably the only known till today. (Hellas 31cNo20F6-2712E+). Lot. 209 20l blue, var C.F. inverted and displaced (Kound. 42.4), u. VF and R. (Hellas 31Nm). Lot. 210 20l. vivid blue, var inverted «20» on CF (Kound.42.3), u. Superb. (Hellas 31dNm).

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212 (125%)

213 (125%)

211 (125%) Lot. 211 Lot. 212 Lot. 213

1l. red-brown in left marginal vertical pair, u. Superb and RR. (Hellas 32a). 2l. rose-bistre in right marginal copy, u/m. VF. (Hellas 33b). 2l. yellow-bistre on thin paper in bl.6. Lower strip u/m. (Hellas 33aPa).

214 (125%)

216 (125%)

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217 (125%)

215 (125%) Lot. 214

5l. yellow-green with full original gum. Extremely light crease at bottom. Certificate M. Tseriotis, m. RRRR. (Hellas 34a). Lot. 215 5l. yellow-green in right marginal used strip of 4. Light vertical crease on one, most likely from cover fold. Large/very large margins all around. A rare multiple. (Hellas 34a). Lot. 216 5l. yellow-green, u. VF. (Hellas 34a). Lot. 217 5l. sage-green, u. Superb. (Hellas 34b). Lot. 218 20l. sky-blue (pos. 121-126) and 20l. steel-blue (pos.81-86) in two used strips of 6, both canc. «15» (=ΝΑΥΠΛΙΟΝ). Last stamp bisected in both strips. These two unique bisected multiples were mentioned in Philotelia No.117/1934 (photocopy included). The strips initially were found on covers from where they detached. Both with faults but the only recorded such strips. An important and unique exhibitional item. (Hellas 35a+35d). Lot. 219 5x20l. sky-blue & grey-blue blue & steel blue & deep blue, u. (Hellas 35a+35b+35c+35d+35e). Lot. 220 20l. sky-blue with var. «slightly double C.F. due to sliding» (pos.91), u. (Hellas 35d). VF.


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220 (125%) Lot. 221 Lot. 222 Lot. 223 Lot. 224

222 (125%)

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223 (125%)

20l. grey-blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 35b). 20l. blue (pos.31), var. «inverted 0» (Koynd. 53.6), u. VF. (Hellas 35bNb). 20l. blue (pos. 41) with printer’s mark, u. Superb. (Hellas 35c). 20l deep blue (pos.89), var «02» instead of «20» on CF (Kound.47.3), u. VF-Superb. (Hellas 35eNd)

225 (125%)

226 (125%)

227 (125%)

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Lot. 225 40l. rose-bistre on greenish on fragment canc. «95» (=ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΙΣ). (Hellas 36b). Lot. 226 40l. rose-bistre on greenish in upper marginal copy, u. Superb. (Hellas 36b). Lot. 227 40l. bistre on greenish, u. Superb. (Hellas 36b). Lot. 228 40l. yellow-bistre on greenish, u. VF. (Hellas 36c).


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229 (175%) Lot. 229 40l. yellow-bistre on greenish, mng. Var. «inverted 0» pos.15 (Kound. 48.3, page 124). This variety is very rare and extremely difficult to be found. It was NOT known, till today, in unused condition. RRR. (Hellas 36cNb).

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7000 €

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1871/1876 Meshed Paper

234 (175%) Lot. 234 1871-76 2 LEP BLOCK of 9. THE UNIQUE LARGEST BLOCK IN PALE Grayish Bistre shade and 3rd LARGEST Known surviving from 2l. 1871-76. (** in Outstanding Condition). Superb for this UNIQUE showpiece. Rarest of all Large Hermes Heads 2l. issued stamps, elusive even as a single, very few blocks of 4 surviving and only a handful of larger blocks. A GREAT RARITY for the Greatest Collection. Pos. 41-63 w/Recessed Cliches Pos.62-63. -Intact Full Crackly Or. Gum characteristic of the rare issue: Expert Opinion S.Calliga.


27 Most of the Important Plate Errors of the 2L value Plus Identification of Plate Errors Caused by Loosening of the Cliches in the Latest Period Pos 62-63 In a Unique Block of 9 of the Pale Bistre Shade of the Rarest 2l 1871-76

L.H.H. RARITY : The UNIQUE 2L 1871-76 Pale Bistre-gray BLOCK of 9 (f.o.g. & pract.U/M) – Also Cliché Inclined Later: Pos 62&63 Also Plate| Errors/ Plate Error| New Type of New Type of whitening anthemion PLATE ERROR PLATE ERROR Inclined Cliché Inclined Cliché developing developing late from abuse late from abuse of the Plates of the Plates 2l Plate. Error present also in 1882 Constantinidis Etudein POS 63 Below Only POS 62 at Top DETAIL POS 42

POS41PROTRUDESINLEFTMARGIN-->

POSITION62(200%)PLATEERRORRECESSEDCLICHÉ AT TOP

DETAIL POS 43

UNIQUE PALE BISTRE GRAY BLOCK OF 9 OF THE RARE 2L 1871-76 - POS 41-63 RECTO

This is the largest known surviving block from the much rarer pale gray Bistre shade. - Thick crackly gum, - Pale grayish shade, - Very light extremely messy (vague) impression, typically with dotted petassus line and shading are the most important characteristics of this rare stamp. The pale grayish shade is very infrequently encountered.

d. Errors caused from heavy abuse causing minor gradual reduction of rigidity and minor loosening of some clichés which become apparent in the latest printings only. 62-63 & 125 (lower-left only) are the sole positions of the 2l plate with this occurrence in the latest printing.

This great rarity also shows special characteristics which relate to the abuse of the plates in Athens, by presenting the unique properties of Positions 62&63 of the 2l plate 2L 1871-76 A LEGENDARY

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STAMP

POSITION63(200%) PLATEERRORRECESSEDCLICHÉBELLOW

The present extremely important block proves that so called ‘plate errors’ must be grouped as follows: a. Errors created during production of the Cliches (e.g thinned circle etc), see current article in Philotelia b. Errors created during the assembly of the Plates (in Paris). c. Plate Errors created in Athens, caused by regular use/abuse, i.e. minor wear, scratches etc.

The 2l of 1871-76 is a very rare stamp, seldom found even as a single. Very few blocks of 4 exist.

UNIQUE PALE BISTRE GRAY BLOCK OF 9 OF THE RARE 2L 1871-76 - POS 41-63 VERSO

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2LPOS 41-63 FROM THEUNIGUESURVIVING PROVISIONALSHEET POSITIONS 62 & 63 APPEARPRACTICALLY NORMAL

ANEXQUISITEPHILATELICOBJECT–ANAMAZINGBLOCK

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63 2LPOS 41-63 FROM SURVIVING SHEET1880-1886 :POSITIONS 62 (UP) & 63(LOW) SHOW RECESSED CLICHES


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29 Lot. 230 1l. grey-brown, m. VF. (Hellas 37a). Lot. 231 1l. brown in corner bl.16 (pos.111-114/141/144), u/m. Superb. (Hellas 37b). Lot. 232 1l. red-brown in bl.9 (pos.128-130/148-150), plate flaw «protruding inscription» (pos.149). Two stamps hinged, the rest u/m and Superb. (Hellas 37c). Lot. 233 1l. red-brown, m. VF. (Hellas 37c). Lot. 235 2l. grey-bistre on thin paper, mng. Plate flaw «open cross» (type III, pos.90). Classification certificate by M.Tseriotis. RRR. (Hellas 38aCF1). Lot. 236 5l. sage-green, u. Superb. (Hellas 39a). Lot. 237 2X5l. green and greyish green, u. Both superb copies. (Hellas 39b+39c). Lot. 238 5l. yellow-green, var. «double C.F» (Kound. 51.2), u. VF. (Hellas 39bNo). Lot. 239 5l. emerald, u. VF. (Hellas 39d). Lot. 240 5l. deep green (pos.97), var deformed «5» on CF (Kound.51.5.a). Signed by Champion, mng. VF. (Hellas 39e). Lot. 241 5l. olive green, u. Superb. (Hellas 39e).

242 (125%)

246 (125%)

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249 (125%) Lot. 242 Lot. 243 Lot. 244 Lot. 245 Lot. 246 Lot. 247 Lot. 248 Lot. 249

248 (125%)

251 (125%)

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244 (125%)

245 (125%)

243 (125%)

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253 (125%)

10l. orange, u. Superb. (Hellas 40a). 10l. orange in pair, u. VF. (Hellas 40a). 10l. orange, var «10» inverted (Kound. 52.4), u. VF. (Hellas 40aNm). 10l. orange (pos.110), var «110» instead of «10» on CF (Kound.52.15), VF appearance but 2 tiny creases, u. Scarce. (Hellas 40a). 10l. red-orange, u. Superb. (Hellas 40b). 10l. red-orange (pos.6), var uneven CF (Kound.52.14), u. VF. (Hellas 40b). 10l. red-orange, var. «displaced C.F.» (KOUND.52.13), u. (Hellas 40bvar). 10l. orange on intense greenish-blue paper (pos.68), var uneven CF with «0» lower than «1» (Kound. 52.14). This is not the orange on intense blue paper variety, however quite uncommon. Uneven CF with the «0» lower is not mentioned in Koundouros study for the meshed paper issue. Until now it has been reported in pos.134 (see Philotelia). A rare error on a very attractive stamp. Superb and RR. (Hellas 40var).

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250 (150%) Lot. 250 10l. red-orange on dark blue paper (pos.147-148) with plate flaw «line connecting pearls» pos.147. Small thin (pos.148) and torn (pos.147) but still very attractive. This pair was used in Syra while pos.145-146 pair (mentioned in Koundouros study) in Zante. A great rarity for Large Hermes Heads. An absoloute exhibitional item. (Hellas 40var). Lot. 251 10l. orange-vermilion, m. Cracked gum. F-VF. (Hellas 40c). Lot. 252 10l. orange-vermilion on lavender, u. Superb. (Hellas 40d). Lot. 253 10l. orange-vermilion on lavender, var displaced CF (Kound. 53.12), canc. «ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*10.ΔΕΚΕ.75», P.O. not mentioned in Koundouros study. Nice copy. R. (Hellas 40d).

255 (125%)

254 (125%)

258 (125%)

260 (125%)

256 (125%)

259 (125%)

262 (125%)

261 (125%)

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257 (100%) Lot. 254 20l. sky-blue, u. VF. (Hellas 41a). Lot. 255 20l. bright sky-blue (pos.114), var. «keyhole» shaped «0» (Kound. 53.10), u. VF and R. (Hellas 41aNlI). Lot. 256 2X20l deep blue and blue both on azure paper, u. VF. (Hellas 41b+41d). Lot. 257 EL from «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ*12.ΦΕΒΡ.74» fr. with 20l. deep blue (pos.39) to Naxos. (Hellas 41b). Lot. 258 20l. blackish blue (very deep shade), var uneven CF with «0» lower and double «2» distance 3mm vertically on CF (Kound. 53.3.i+53.8.b). Such double printings of «2» are known to exist with «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ» or «ΣΥΡΟΣ» canc., while this one is most likely canc. «ΚΟΡΙΝΘΟΣ». Stamp is intact with 4 margins all around. A rare error combination. (Hellas 41c). Lot. 259 2x20l. blue, different shades, u. VF. (Hellas 41d). Lot. 260 20l. blue (pos.81) with var. «uneven C.F.» (Kound. 53.8.1), u. VF. (Hellas 41d). Lot. 261 20l. blue on blue in right marginal copy with full original gum, m. VF and RR. (Hellas 41h). Lot. 262 2x20l. blue on blue (shades), u. (Hellas 41h). Superb.

263 (125%)

264 (125%)

265 (125%)

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267 (125%)

266 (125%)

Lot. 263 40l. dull olive-green on blue canc. «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΙΣ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)». VF. (Hellas 42Ia). Lot. 264 40l. dull olive-green on blue, u. Upper inscription practically ilegible while only trace of lower inscription, due to the extremely heavy oily print. VF. RR. (Hellas 42Ia). Lot. 265 40l. bistre on blue in pair, u. VF and R. (Hellas 42Ib). Lot. 266 40l. bistre on blue, u. Superb. (Hellas 42Ib). Lot. 267 40l. «Bronze» on blue, u. F-VF. Scarce. (Hellas 42Ic). Lot. 268 40l. dull grey-mauve on blue with full original gum, u/m. F-VF. (Hellas 42IIb). Lot. 269 40l. greyish magenta on blue in upper marginal copy, u. VF. (Hellas 42IIa).

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268 (125%)

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272 (125%)

271 (125%)

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273 (125%)

Lot. 270 Lot. 271 Lot. 272 Lot. 273

40l. greyish magenta on blue (C.F. in dull olive-green) oily print, u. Superb. (Hellas 42IIab). 40l. dull grey-mauve on blue, u. VF. (Hellas 42IIb). 40l. dull grey-mauve on blue, var uneven CF (Kound.54.9), u. RR. Superb. (Hellas 42IIb). 2X40l. dull grey-mauve on blue (shades), one with CF in dull olive-green, u. VF. (Hellas 42IIb+42IIba). Lot. 274 40l. deep bright purple on blue (Groseille), u. Plate flaw «open cross» (pos.111). RRR. (Hellas 42IIdCF1 - 1600++ euros).

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1876 Paris Printing

275 (125%)

278 (125%)

281 (125%)

279 (125%)

282 (125%)

276 (125%) 277 (125%)

Lot. 275 30l. yellowish brown, u. Superb. (Hellas 43a). Lot. 276 30l. deep olive-brown in bl.4 with full original gum. Upper pair with trace of hinge while lower pair with small faults (light diagonal gum crack, creased at bottom and a brown spot) as expected for scarce multiples, still in VF appearance and R. Unpriced in Hellas catalog. (Hellas 43b). Lot. 277 30l. deep olive-brown marginal, m. VF. (Hellas 43b) Lot. 278 30l. deep olive-brown, u. Superb. (Hellas 43b). Lot. 279 30l. deep olive-brown, u. VF. (Hellas 43b).

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280 (100%)

283 (100%)

Lot. 280 1876 cover fr. with 30l. deep olive-brown in superb condition posted from «ΛΕΥΚΑΣ (108)*12.ΣΕΠΤ.76», via «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ (106)*12.ΣΕΠΤ.76» and «BRINDISI*27.SEP.76», arr. «VENEZIA*28.SEP.76». (Hellas 43b). Lot. 281 60l. deep green on green (oily impression), m. VF. (Hellas 44a). Lot. 282 60l. deep green on green, u. Superb. (Hellas 44a). Lot. 283 EL bearing the very rare on cover Paris print 60l. deep green on green (stamp very fine) canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*12.ΑΠΡ.77», via «ΣΥΡΑ*13.ΑΠΡ.77» to Chio-Cesme. An important rarity in its proper period of circulation before 1880. (Hellas 44a).

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1876/1877 Athens Printing

284 (125%)

286 (125%)

285 (125%)

287 (125%)

288 (125%)

290 (125%) 289 (100%)

291 (125%)

293 (125%)

294 (125%)

Lot. 284 5X30l. olive-brown, brown, brown on yellowish, sepia and red-brown, u. VF/Superb. (Hellas 45a+45b+45c+45d+45e). Lot. 285 30l. olive brown on thin paper, u. Superb. (Hellas 45aPa). Lot. 286 30l. brown, var quardille background (quite intense covering all the medallion area), u. VF. (Hellas 45bVa).

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292 (100%) Lot. 287 2x30l. brown on yellowish in marginal horizontal pair, m. VF. (Hellas 45c). Lot. 288 30l. sepia on thin paper in corner copy, u. Superb. (Hellas 45dPa). Lot. 289 1881 EL posted from «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*1 ΣΕΠΤ. 81» and arr. «TRIEST». Franked with 30l. redbrown. Stamp Superb. (Hellas 45e). Lot. 290 30l. yellowish-brown (never issued), m. Superb. (Hellas 45f). Lot. 291 60l. deep green, u. Fantastic quality. (Hellas 46a). Lot. 292 1876 EL fr. with 60l. dark green (oily print) posted from «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*4 ΑΥΓ. 76», arr. «TRIEST». Ex. Alphonse. Superb. RR. (Hellas 46b). Lot. 293 60l. dark green on thin paper (very deep colour), u. Superb. (Hellas 46bPa). Lot. 294 60l. dark green on thin white paper, u. VF. (Hellas 46bPa).

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1875/1880 Cream Paper

295 (125%)

296 (125%)

297 (125%)

298 (150%)

Lot. 295 1l. dark brownish purple, u. VF. (Hellas 47a). Lot. 296 1l. deep dark brown in right marginal copy, m. (Hellas 47b). Lot. 297 1l. deep red-brown canc. «(ΣΥΡΟΣ) (67)*...79». Rarely encountered with 1879 cancellation. (Hellas 47c). Lot. 298 2l. olive-yellow in horizontal pair, the upper margin is narrow, m. EXRTEMELLY RARE. (Hellas 48b-2700 Euros).


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Lot. 299 Lot. 300 Lot. 301 Lot. 302

5l. yellow-green on white, u. Superb. (Hellas 49a). 5l. yellow-green, u. Superb. (Hellas 49b). 5l. yellow-green, m. VF. (Hellas 49b). 5l. light olive-green with var. «deformed 5» (Kound. 61.3.c) (pos.107), trace of thin, u. RR. (Hellas 49c). Lot. 303 5l. deep bright-green, u. VF. (Hellas 49e). Lot. 304 5l. green to deep green, mng. VF. (Hellas 49g).

305 (125%)

308 (125%)

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306 (125%)

307 (200%) Lot. 305 10l. orange on white in pair canc. «ΑΤΑΚΟΣ*14.ΑΠΡ.78» in blue. Superb. (Hellas 50a). Lot. 306 10l. orange on white with CF barely visible, u. Superb. (Hellas 50a). Lot. 307 10l. orange (pos.30), var. douple printing of digit «1» of the CF and printing of the spacer so that CF resembles «1110» instead of «10» (Kound. 62.3.1.k+62.15). Also plate flaw «damaged floret». Tear at right but a great rarity and impressive item. Very important for CF error collection. (Hellas 50bNovar). Lot. 308 10l. orange (pos.103), var. «00» instead of «10» on CF (Kound. 62.7), certificate Simmermacher (1998), u. VF. (Hellas 50bNeI).


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309 (125%)

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Lot. 309 10l. orange (pos.53), var «0» instead of «10» on CF (Kound. 62.6), u. VF. (Hellas 50bNh). Lot. 310 10l. orange (pos.132) with «0» inverted and «1» deformed much shorter- 6mm height instead of 6.5mm (Kound.62.9+62.16.c). Pos.132 not mentioned in Koundouros study for the 62.16 type c deformity of digit «1». Also CF displased downwards, u. (Hellas 50cNbvar). Lot. 311 10l. orange and red-orange, u. Both Superb. (Hellas 50b+50c). Lot. 312 10l. red-orange, m. VF. (Hellas 50c). Lot. 313 10l.red-orange in marginal vertical pair, u.(Hellas 50c).VF Lot. 314 10l. red-orange (nice shade), u. VF. (Hellas 50c). Lot. 315 10l. red-orange, u. Superb. (Hellas 50c). Lot. 316 10l. red-orange, var. double CF, with normal «0», (Kound. 62.3.1), canc. «ΝΑΥΠΛΙΟΝ», u. (Hellas 50cNo). Lot. 317 10l red-orange, var. «1» instead of «10» on CF (Kound.62.5), signed P.Holcombe, u. Nice copy. (Hellas 50cNg). Lot. 318 10l. orange on yellowish, u. Superb. (Hellas 50d).

319 (125%)

320 (125%)

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323 (125%)

Lot. 319 20l. light prussian blue on white in right marginal copy, u. VF+. (Hellas 51a). Lot. 320 20l. light prussian blue on white with plate flaw «identation of the left frame line» and var. «uneven C.F.» (pos.149), u. VF and R. (Hellas 51a).

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326 (125%)

325 (125%) 321 (150%)

328 (125%)

329 (125%)

330 (125%)

331 (125%)

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327 (90%) Lot. 321 20l. blue with the rare variety «meshed background», u. VF and RRR. (Hellas 51bVa). Lot. 322 20l. blue in vertical pair with pale impression, Groom’s characteristic «2» (Kound. No 19, pos. 10) and double «2» in pos. 20 (Kound. 63.6.k). VF. RR. (Hellas 51b+51bNovar). Lot. 323 20l. deep royal blue (pos.121), var displaced CF (Kound.63.16)- digit «0» is out of the stamp rightwards. Also Groom’s characteristic «2» No.9 on CF, WHICH IS NOT MENTIONED FOR THIS POSITION in 1875/80 stamps, u. Important. (Hellas 51c). Lot. 324 20l. blue- royal with ultramarine CF, u. VF. (Hellas 51c).

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39 Lot. 325 20l. indigo blue (pos.67), plate flaws «double lip» and «identation of the bottom frame line». Also uneven CF (Kound.63.15.2)-position not mentioned by Koundouros and double printing of «2» vertically distance 5mm. An impressive combination of plate flaws and CF errors. VF and RRR. (Hellas 51d20F13/20F14Novar). Lot. 326 20l. indigo blue (pos.67), plate flaws «double lip» and «identation of the bottom frame line». Also uneven CF (Kound.63.15.2). Position not mentioned by Koundouros, u. RR and Superb. (Hellas 51d20F13/20F14var). Lot. 327 1878 cover fr. with 20l. indigo blue (stamp Superb), posted from «ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ (111)*19 ΙΑΝ. 78», arr. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*20 ΙΑΝ. 78». (Hellas 51d). Lot. 328 20l. ultramarine, m. VF. (Hellas 51f). Lot. 329 20l. ultramarine, var. «Inverted and broken 2 on C.F.» (KOUND. 63.4) (pos. 119), u. VF. (Hellas 51fNaII). Lot. 330 20l. ultramarine, var double CF (Kound. 63.6), canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ». (Hellas 51fNo). Lot. 331 20l. ultramarine (pos.63), var uneven CF (Kound.63.15.1). Note that uneven CF exists in pos.63 for the 10l. value as well in this issue, u. VF. (Hellas 51f).

332 (125%)

333 (125%)

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335 (125%)

336 (125%) 334 (125%)

Lot. 332 40l. grey-bistre canc. «ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*28.ΟΚΤ.81» in mauve with month inverted. VF and R. (Hellas 52a). Lot. 333 40l. grey-bistre, u. VF. (Hellas 52a). Lot. 334 40l. rose-bistre in corner bl.6, cracked gum, m. VF. (Hellas 52b). Lot. 335 40l. rose-bistre, u. Superb. (Hellas 52b). Lot. 336 40l. rose-bistre in marginal pair (pos.31-32), m. Var. «inverted keyhole shaped 0» (pos.31). VF and R. (Hellas 52bNl+52b).


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1880/1886 Athens Printing

339 (125%)

338 (125%) 341 (125%)

343 (125%)

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337 (125%) Lot. 337 Lot. 338 Lot. 339 Lot. 340

Complete set of 6 values with overprint «SPECIMEN». VF. 1l. yellowish brown in bl.8 canc. «ΑΓΥΙΑ*24.ΣΕΠΤ.89». (Hellas 53b). 1l. blackish grey-brown (shades), u. VF. (Hellas 53e). 2l. grey-bistre in marginal bl.12 (pos.7-10/37-30), mng. Superb. (Hellas 54a).

S o o (*)

130 € 75 € OFFER 80 €


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Lot. 341 5l. vivid green with right marginal, perforation 11 1/2, m. (Hellas 55b). Lot. 342 Printed matter wrapper fr. with 5l. vivid green canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*...188(3)» to Wien, arr. «....25/5/83». RR and VF. (Hellas 55b). Lot. 343 5l. green in lower marginal bl.4, u/m. Superb. (Hellas 55c). Lot. 344 3X5l. vivid green and green, u. Fantastic copies. (Hellas 55b+55c). Lot. 345 5l. green with very intense oily printing, m. Impressive and RR. (Hellas 55c). Lot. 346 5l. deep green on thin paper, m. VF. (Hellas 55dPa). Lot. 347 10l. bright orange-vermilion, u. VF to Superb for this. (Hellas 56a). Lot. 348 10l. orange-red, u. Superb. (Hellas 56b).

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15 € 90 €

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349 (125%)

350 (125%) 352 (150%)

351 (125%) Lot. 349 Lot. 350 Lot. 351 Lot. 352

10l. yellow-orange in bl.4. u/m. VF. (Hellas 56c). 10l. yellow-orange in vertical pair with sewing machine perforation. VF. (Hellas 56c). 10l. orange in pair, m. Superb. (Hellas 56d). 10l. orange on yellow in bl.4, large/even margins all around. Lower pair u/m. Superb and extremely rare. (Hellas 56e).

353 (125%)

354 (125%)

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50 € 25 € 30 € 2500 €

o o o

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15 € 30 € 90 €

355 (125%)

358 (125%) 356 (125%)

357 (125%)

Lot. 353 20l. ultramarine canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*28.ΦΕΒΡ.81». Superb. (Hellas 57a). Lot. 354 20l. ultramarine, u. Superb. (Hellas 57a). Lot. 355 20l. ultramarine with intense QUADRILLE BACKGROUND. Superb in appearance with very large margins all around. Very light thin spot at upper margin. An unlisted variety. RRR. (Hellas 57aVa). Lot. 356 2X40l. bright violet-brown and dull violet-brown, u. Superb. (Hellas 58a+58b). Lot. 357 40l. bright-violet brown, u/m. VF. (Hellas 58a). Lot. 358 40l. dull violet brown in bl.4, m. VF. (Hellas 58b).


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361 (125%) Lot. 359 20l. deep carmine, canc. «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ (106)*5.ΑΠΡ.82» (first days of circulation). VF. R. (Hellas 59Ib). Lot. 360 20l. bright rosine (aniline) in bl.12 (pos.65-70/75-80). Plate flaws on pos.67+76+77, while plate flaws on pos. 69+75+80 are not obvious due to heavy ink. Two stamps hinged, the rest u/m. (Hellas 59IIa). Lot. 361 20l. dull rosine in corner bl.4 with oval cachet «ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ» on the gum side, u/m. (Hellas 59IIb). Lot. 362 Cover fr. with 5l. green + 20l. dull rosine (with pos.140 plate flaw and razor perforation) posted from «ΙΘΑΚΗ (109)*28 ΜΑΡΤ. 88», via «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*28 ΜΑΡΤ. 1888», arr. «TRIEST*14/4 88». Genuine and EXTREMELY rare. RRR. (Hellas 55c+59IIb). Lot. 363 30l. ultramarine, m. VF. (Hellas 60d). Lot. 364 30l. ultramarine in strip of 4, right stamp touched at lower right, u. R. (Hellas 60d).

o

50 €

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50 €

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20 €

C

200 €

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60 € 60 €


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362 (100%)

Entire Letters & Covers bearing Large Hermes Heads

367 (100%) Lot. 365 Small EL from «ΣΥΡΟΣ*28.ΝΟΕΜ.61» fr. with 40l. dull mauve on blue and 10l. orange on blue (pos.143) with plate flaw thin circle. Cachet «Π.Ε.Δ.» in red, arr. «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΙΣ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*2.ΔΕΚΕΜ.1861» pre-adhesive canc. VF. (Hellas 4bCF2+6b). Lot. 366 1862 EL fr. with 5l. green 1861 Paris print + 5l. green 1861/62 coarse impression + 2x5l. green fine impression, 2 stamps (Paris print + fine impression) with faults the other 2 VF, dot. «2» and posted from «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ (2)*3 ΙΑΝ. 62», arr. «ΧΑΛΚΙΣ (56)*4 ΙΑΝ. 62». RR. (Hellas3b+11Ib+11IIa).

EL

450 €

EL

300 €


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46 Lot. 367 Unpaid EL from «TRIEST*15/1» to Sira. Handwritten «3/15» (Austrian and Lloyd rate) and «75», fr. on arrival with 20l. blue, 40l. mauve on blue, 5l. green (thin circle) and 10l. orange (yellow cast). On reverse arrival canc. «ΣΥΡΟΣ*9.ΙΑΝ.62». Nice 4-colour franking. (Hellas 5a+6a+11IbCF2+12Ib). Lot. 368 1862 cover fr. with 5l. green + 10l. orange on blue + 20l. blue + 40l. mauve on blue with dot. «9», posted from «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*11 ΙΑΝ. 62» with manuscript «Via Athene col vapore Austriaco» and linear «ΠΕΔ», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*13 ΙΑΝ. 62», arr. «TRIEST». Our colour Paris issue franking but stamps with small faults. (Hellas 3b+4b+5a+6a). Lot. 369 1862 EL fr. with 20l. blue Paris print + 10l. orange with yellowish cast with var. «displaced C.F» (pos.20), dot. «67» and posted with Austrian steamship from «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*24 IAN. 62», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*25.ΙΑΝ.62», arr. «ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΣ (18)*27 ΙΑΝ. 62». Small part of EL on reverse missing 1ut RR. (Hellas 5a+12IbNk).

369 (100%)

370 (100%)

EL

650 €

EL

1300 €

EL

400 €


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372 (100%) Lot. 370 1862 cover fr. with 4x5l. yellow-green, 1 with plate flaws «extension of the Greek border» and «thin circle» (pos.46), + 20l. blue, dot. «67» and posted from «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*11 ΜΑΡΤ. 62», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*12 ΜΑΡΤ. 62», arr. «ΚΑΛΑΜΑΙ (31)*15 ΜΑΡΤ. 62». Stamps with faults. RRR. (Hellas 3a+5a). Lot. 371 Only front part of cover fr. with 2l. bistre Paris print with plate flaw «white line in the Greek border» + 80l. rose-carmine Paris print on rosine paper + 10l. orange with «widely spaced C.F» + 40l. mauve on blue with extremely intense relief, dot. «1» and posted from «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*25 ΜΑΙΟΣ 62» to France. Stamps in Superb condition. RR. (Hellas 2a+7a+12IIaNk+14IIa). Lot. 372 Unpaid EL from «TRIEST» to Nision. Handwritten «3/15» (Austrian and Lloyd rate) and «75», fr. on arrival with 3X5l. yellow-green (pair+single), 2X20l. deep blue and 20l. indigo blue canc. «29». On reverse transit canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*14.ΙΟΥΝ.62» and arrival cds «ΝΗΣΙΟΝ*1?. ΙΟΥΝ.62». Nice and uncommon franking but heavily cancelled. R. (Hellas 3a+13Ib+13Id).

EL

1000 €

Δ

450 €

EL

820 €


48 Lot. 373 1862 double weight EL fr. with 5l. green in marginal pair (coarse impression) 1 stamp with faults + 40l. dull mauve on blue (coarse impression) VF, dot. «67» and posted from «ΣΥΡΟΣ 967)*10 ΙΟΥΝ. 62», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*11 ΙΟΥΝ. 62», arr. «ΓΥΘΕΙΟΝ (33)*14 ΙΟΥΝ. 62». (Hellas 11Ib+14Ib). Lot. 374 Prepaid EL from «ΣΥΡΟΣ*17.ΣΕΠΤ.62» fr. with 10l. orange and 40l. mauve on blue (to pay the Austrian ship). Handwritten «1» (Ionian fee), arr. «ΚΕΦΑΛΛΗΝΙΑ*18.ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ.1862» (hooded scroll datestamp in blue). Both stamps lightly hor. creased due to cover fold. (Hellas 12IIa+14IIa). Lot. 375 1862 EL posted from «ΣΜΥΡΝΑ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*6 ΔΕΚΕ. 62» to Syros. On arrival «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*10 ΔΕΚΕ. 62» taxed with 5l. green (coarse impression) in marginal pair + 2x20l. sky-blue with very strong relief and «Chiffres maigres» (typical transitional printing) and cancelled with dot. «67». EXTREMELY RARE and FINE lot. (Hellas 11Ib+19A). Lot. 376 1862 EL posted from «COFU*29 DIC», via «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ*19 ΔΕΚΕ. 62», arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*19 ΔΕΚΕ. 62». On arrival taxed with 20l. grey blue and cancelled with dot «1». (Hellas 19c).

373 (100%)

374 (100%)

EL

300 €

EL

120 €

EL

500 €

EL

60 €


378 (110%)

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Lot. 377 Unpaid EL from «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*23.ΦΕΒΡ.63» to Sira, fr. on arrival with 5l. green, 10l. yellow-orange, 20l. blue and 2X20l. mauve on blue (2 1/2 French ship+double Greek fee). Arrival canc. «ΣΥΡΟΣ*25.ΦΕΒΡ.63». Certificate M.Tseriotis (2010). Small part of EL is missing. (Hellas 11IIa+18a+19b+20IIb). Lot. 378 AUSTRIAN ROUTE VIA VIENNA-TRIESTE with RARE 80L. VARIETY (IN EARLY USE). Important unpaid Entire from Manchster to Syra with the complete documentation of the Austrian Route through WIEN and Trieste (via: London, «Aus England per Aachen», Wien, Trieste) with the full set of Transient cds and rate markings (20Kr to Aus. border+15Kr to Triest+15Kr Sea Voyage=50X3=150 lepta) to the final 170 Lepta which includes 20 lepta internal – Rate in Greece. The franking includes a very elusive pair (pos.99- Plate Error and pos.100) of 80l. With true pale Rose cn and vertically lined background. Probably earliest known date of circulation of the rare variety. More specifically the cover is taxed by a consecutive 10l. Orange (31b of the Etude) with an early 28.3.63 cancellation, as well as the very rare 80l. Pair of “true” Pale Rose (not orange -rose) cn bearing the Vertically Lined Background of the First Athenian 80l. Printing of 1862. This stamp is first known to have circulated in Syros in AprilMay of 1863 this being surprisingly early date (in late March) while in Athens is only known to have been used during August 1863, several months later. In addition, the pair originates from positions 99-100 of the Sheet bearing the well known characteristic “Distant Top Margin” Plate error of Position 99. The stamps which are all intact have been previously removed and replaced in the exact position,enabling the large-margined 80l. Of pos.100 to be inspected as well as the critical 80l. Control numbers to be sufficiently accessible for inspection. The cover has been previously mounted to perfection. An exceptionally informative Entire with a franking that presents an extremely early date (probably earliest?) of a very elusive stamp, unlisted in commercial catalogs (typically confused either with the listed common later stamp with normal carmine cn which belongs to a later well established setting (without Vert. Lined Background), or with the earlier, eaqually common stamp with the orange-rose cn that is mentioned in Con/dis with the June 4 1862 date. Lot. 379 1863 EL fr. with 20l. sky-blue with plate flaw «spot on the chin» + 40l. mauve on blue + 80l. carmine (orange C.F), dot. «9» and posted from «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*14 ΦΕΒΡ. 63» with linear «ΠΕΔ», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*16 ΦΕΒΡ. 63» and «WIEN*7/3» to Tangarog. Potal rate 140l.: 15kr. Austrian rate + 10kr. Lloyd + 15kr. for Russia + 20l. inland Greek rate. RR. (Hellas 19a+14IIa+21a). Lot. 380 Unpaid EL from «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)» to Athens. Handwritten «65» (45l. Austrian ship+20l. Greek fee) fr. on arrival with 5l. deep green, 20l. blue and 40l. light mauve on blue and canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*18.ΜΑΡΤ.63». VF. (Hellas 11IIb+19b+20Ia).

EL

550 €

EL

1650 €

EL

280 €

EL

150 €


380 (95%)

379 (95%)

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Lot. 381

Double weight EL fr. with 20l. blue and cancelled with dot. «18» and «ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΣ (18)*12 ΔΕΚΕ. 63», via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*14 ΔΕΚΕ. 63». On arrival «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*16 ΔΕΚΕ. 63» cancelled with boxed «ΠΛΗΡΩΜΗ/ΑΝΕΠΑΡΚΗΣ» and taxed with 20l. sky-blue. RR. (Hellas 19a+19b). Lot. 382 Unpaid EL from «TRIEST*2/4» to Athens. Handwritten «3/15» (=kreuzer, Austrian inland+Lloyd rate) and «75» (=lepta, 18kr.=55l.+20l. Greek domestic rate) fr. on arrival with 5l. green, 10l. orange, 20l. blue and 40l. deep mauve on blue, arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*4.ΙΑΝ.64». Certificate R.Simmermacher (2002). (Hellas 17a+18b+19b+20Ib).

EL

280 €

EL

170 €


52 Lot. 383 Double weight unpaid EL from «LIVORNO*MAR.64» to Athens. Handwritten indication for the French ship, taxed on arrival with 2X2l. brown-bistre, 20l. blue, 40l. mauve on blue and 2X80l. carmine (total rate=224l.) and canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*6.ΜΑΡΤ.64». (Hellas 16c+19bCF2+20Ib+22b). Lot. 384 Unpaid EL from «MANCHESTER*14.MR.65» to Syra. Transit canc. «LONDON*15.MR.65» and «CALAIS», fr. on arrival with 5l. yellow-green and 80l. carmine in strip of 3 (1 1/2 GBGreece fee and 20l. Greek inland rate). Certificate M.Tseriotis (2010). (Hellas 17b+22b). Lot. 385 Cover from «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*3.ΙΟΥΝ.65» fr. with 10l. orange on blue and 40l. light mauve on blue (double Austrian ship rate), arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*9.ΙΟΥΝ.65». Wax seal on reverse. VF. (Hellas 18d+20Ia). Lot. 386 Unpaid EL from «TRIEST*9/9/65» to Syra. Handwritten in blue 3/15 (kr.) and 75 in red (l.). On arrival taxed with 5l. olive-green, 10l. orange on blue, 20l. blue and 40l. purplish mauve on blue (18kr.=55l.+20l. Greek domestic rate), canc. on arrival «ΣΥΡΑ*4.ΣΕΠΤ.65». Also disinfection slits. (Hellas 17c+18d+19b+20Ie).

381 (100%)

382 (100%)

EL

150 €

EL

520 €

C

80 €

EL

240 €


385 (100%)

384 (100%)

383 (100%)

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54 Lot. 387 1866 EL posted from «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*25 ΦΕΒΡ. 66». On arrival «ΑΡΓΟΣΤΟΛΙΟΝ (ΚΕΦΑΛΛ) (110)* 2 ΜΑΡΤ. 66» taxed with 5l. yellow-green + 20l. dark grey-blue (strongly oxidized corners) + 40l. purplish mauve on blue and canc. with dot. «110». VF. (Hellas 17b+19d+20Ie). Lot. 388 EL from «PREVESA*18.5.(66)» fr. with 2X2soldi and 5soldi Austrian Levant (9 soldi rate) to Corfou.On arrival fr. with 20l sky-blue (Hellas 19a) for the domestic rate and canc. «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*7.ΜΑΡΤ.66».A very rare franking. Lot. 389 1867 cover fr. with 15sld Lobardo-Veneto (1864) and cancelled with «TULTSCHA*12/2». Rate of 15sld: 5sld from Tulscha to Dobrudscha and 10sld for travelling to Syros. On arrival taxed with 20l. blue and cancelled with «ΣΥΡΟΣ (67)*11 ΔΕΚΕΜ. 67». Certificate by Dr. Urlich Ferchenbauer (1991). RR. (Hellas 19b). Lot. 390 Unpaid EL from «TRIEST*7/3/65» to Patras. Handwritten in blue 3/10 (kr.) and 60 in red (l.). On arrival taxed with 20l. blue and 40l. greyish rose on grey-lilac (13kr.=40l.+20l. Greek domestic rate), and canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*28.ΦΕΒΡ.68». (Hellas 19b+20IIa).

386 (100%)

387 (100%)

EL

250 €

EL

1600 €

C

3500 €

EL

130 €


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Lot. 391

1862-67 5l. yellow-green (Constantinidis 29, Hellas 17b) wide margined STRIP OF 4, pos. 1720 of the Sheet, (Plate Error «Extra dot before Ε of ΕΛΛ-pos.18) on beatifully mounted Entire mailed from Argostoli to Corfu. The strip bears four strikes of «110» type I of Argostolion centrally on each of the four stamps. Argostolion type II 26.6.67 cds in front and Kerkyra 27.6.67 arrival cds on reverse. Two vertical light creases affect he first and the last stamp. Lot. 392 1868 cover fr. with 40l. mauve on blue, canc. with dot. «105» (very rare) and posted from «ΑΡΤΑ ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ*30 ΙΟΥΛ. 68», via «ΑΜΦ. ΑΡΓΟΣ (51)*31 ΙΟΥΛ. 68», arr. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*3 ΑΥΓ. 68». (Hellas 20Ib). Lot. 393 Cover from «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*6.ΙΑΝ.70» fr. with 40l. mauve on blue. Boxed «PD» in red, via «ΣΥΡΟΣ*7.ΙΑΝ.70» and «LLOYD AGENZIE SMIRNE*20/1» to Mitilene. Minor faults on cover. (Hellas 20Ib). Lot. 394 Unpaid double weight EL posted from «LYON*21 JANV. 70» with ship «llisus U 1» and boxed «AFFRANCHISSEMENT INSUFFISANT», via «MARSEILLE»,1 arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*16 ΙΑΝ. 70». On arrival taxed for the missing amount for a paid cover with 40l. mauve on blue 68/69 issue + 80l. carmine. VF. (Hellas 22b+28b).

EL

120 €

C

150 €

C

150 €

EL

250 €


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398 (100%)

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Lot. 395 Prepaid EL from «ΣΥΡΟΣ*17.ΟΚΤ.70» fr. with 10l. red-orange (pos.107 plate flaw), 20l. blue and 40l. mauve on blue to Marseille. Boxed «PD» in red and entry-cachet in France «...5.NOV.70». (Hellas 26a+27a+28b). Lot. 396 1871 double weight cover posted from «ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΙΣ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*15 ΜΑΙΟΣ 71». On arrival «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ (2)*17 ΜΑΙΟΣ 71» taxed with 10l. orange + 80l. rosecarmine and cancelled with dot. «2». (Hellas 18b+22a). Lot. 397 1871 EL fr. with 40c. and posted from Marseille with ship «LIGNE U 2*22 AVRIL. 71», arr. «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ (2)*14 ΑΠΡ. 71». On arrival the 40c. rate was not accepted and taxed for the missing amount with 10l. orange on greenish with faults + 80l. carmine with plate flaw «line on the Greek border» (pos.129). (Hellas 22b+26c). Lot. 398 Printed matter (large part) fr. with 2l. brow-bistre in marginal pair, posted from «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*23 ? 71» to Kerkyra. VF. RR. (Hellas 16c). Lot. 399 Unpaid EL from «ΣΜΥΡΝΑ (ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ)*2.ΟΚΤ.71» to Athens. Handwritten «40» fr. on arrival with 40l. bistre on greenish and canc. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*4.ΟΚΤ.71». (Hellas 36b).

EL

160 €

C

130 €

EL

300 €

PRESS

300 €

EL

120 €


60 Lot. 400 1872 double weight EL fr. with 2x20l. sky-blue + 40l. grey-mauve on blue, dot. «67» and posted from «ΣΥΡΑ (67)*18 ΙΟΥΛ. 72» with boxed «PD» to Costantinople. (Hellas 27a+28a). Lot. 401 Unpaid EL from «MESSINA*19.DIC.72» to Patras. Handwritten «Via Corfu» and «65», via «GALLIPOLI», «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ», fr. on arrival with 5l. yellow-green, 20l. blue and 40l. greyish magenta on blue and canc. «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ*20.ΔΕΚΕ.72». (Hellas 34a+35c+42IIa). Lot. 402 1873 double weight cover fr. with 10l. orange + 40l. purplish mauve on blue, posted from «ΣΥΡΑ (67)*18 ΦΕΒΡ. 73», arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*19 ΦΕΒΡ. 73». VF. R. (Hellas 40a+42IIc). Lot. 403 1873 El posted from Genova with manuscript «Via Brindisi», via «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ (106)*30 ΙΟΥΛ. 73» and «ΣΥΡΑ (67)*1 ΑΥΓ. 73». On arrival to Santorini taxed with 5l. sage-green in strip of 4 + 10l. orange in pair and cancelled with «ΘΗΡΑ (77)*3 ΑΥΓ. 73». Disinfection slits. Signed by D.Spanos. (Hellas 39a+40a). Lot. 404 1874 EL fr. with 5l. greyish-green + 20l. deep blue, posted from «ΣΥΡΑ (67)*17 ΦΕΒΡ. 74» with oval «ΝΑΥΤΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ*Ο ΑΡΧΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ*ΥΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤ. ΣΥΡΟΥ», arr. «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ (1)*18 ΦΕΒΡ. 74». VF. (Hellas 39c+41b).

401 (100%)

402 (100%)

EL

120 €

EL

60 €

C

180 €

EL

400 €

EL

50 €


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403 (100%)

404 (100%) Lot. 405 EL from «ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ*7.ΜΑΡΤ.76» fr. with 20l. blue on azure paper and 10l. orangevermilion with plate flaw open cross (upper left), via «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*9.ΜΑΡΤ.76» and «ΟΔΕCCA*16.MAΡ.1876», arr. «ΤΑΓΑΗΡΟΓb*19.MAΡ.1876». Handwritten «Via Vienna» and not via Constantinople as it was the usual route. However paying the 30l. U.P.U. rate no matter the route the postal fees were the same-before U.P.U. 40l. via Con/ple and 100l. via Austria. (Hellas 41d+40dCF1I). Lot. 406 1879 double weight EL fr. with 30l. brown + 10l. orange in marginal strip of 3, posted from «ΠΑΤΡΑΙ (9)*18 ΦΕΒΡ. 79», arr. «TRIEST*3 3 79». (Hellas 45b+50b) Lot. 408 1880 cover fr. with 10l. orange on white marginal + 20l. ultramarine in pair, posted from «ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΙΑ (97)*3 ΙΟΥΝ. 80» with linear «CHARGE», via «ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ (106)*7 ΙΟΥΝ. 80», arr. «ΑΡΓΟΣΤΟΛΙΟΝ (110)*8 ΙΟΥΝ. 80». (Hellas 50a+51f). Lot. 409 EL from «ΓΑΡΔΙΚΙΟΝ*29.ΟΚΤ.82» (type II-Hellas=180 Euros) fr. with 20l. carmine, arr. «ΠΕΙΡΑΙΕΥΣ*1.ΝΟΕΜ.82». R. (Hellas 59Ia).

EL

120 €

EL

80 €

C

100 €

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Lot. 407 A BEAUTIFULL, UNIQUE, FIVE COLOUR FRANKING OF 1875-80. RRR! Though more than a dozen five colour frankings have survived from the early 1862-67 period (presented primarily in 188 and 155 postal rates etc), there is no alternative to this unique five colour franking for the later period: Entire with double domestic rate (40 lepta), from Patrai (3.1.80) to Tinos. An extremely tidy entire (all stamps upright and straight, – not overlapping), and thus quite appealing visually, truly a “wonderful cover” as described at the “Nissia” collection sale (D.Feldman) in 1999. The 1875-80 issue franking, quite informative of the circulation at Patrai, includes 1 lep deep red-brown, 2X2 lep bistre, 5 lep deep yellow-green (coarse print), 10 lep orange and 20 lep violet-blue (ultramarine). (Hellas 47c+48a+49c+50b+51f). Faint transient 67 of Syros type II cds on reverse, a most remarkable exhibit of classical greek philatelyunique later period colour franking beauty, masterfully mounted. Lot. 410 EL from «ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΣ*4.ΙΟΥΛ.84» fr. with 20l. dull rosine, via «ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*6.ΙΟΥΛ.1884», arr. «ΣΥΡΟΣ*7.ΙΟΥΛ.1884». Fiscal «ΕΛΛΑΣ/ΛΕΠΤΩΝ 0.50/ΤΑΞΕΩΣ» canc. «ΤΑΜΕΙΟΝ ΣΥΡΟΥ». R. (Hellas 59IIb).

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Lot. 411

Double weight registered cover from «ΛΑΡΙΣΣΑ*10.ΣΕΠΤ.86» (type IV) fr. with 3X20l. bright rosine (anilines) and 2X5l. vivid green, via «ΒΩΛΟΣ*10.ΣΕΠΤ.1886», arr. «CONST GALATA TURQUIE*29.SEPT.86». Wax seals in old Turkish writing on reverse. Certificate Simmermacher (2013). (Hellas 59IIa+55b).

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Plate Flaws

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1l. chocolate-brown with vertically laid background, plate flaw «scratch in front of the forehead» (pos.116), u. R. (Hellas 15A1F7). 1l. red-brown (pos.25), plate flaws «broken inner frame» (Asimakopoulos) and «white oblique line connecting the neck with the lower inscription» (Sidiropoulos- Philotelia 681). This is the start of this plate flaw as it was mentioned in Philotelia that it was observed only in the Cleaned Plates issue. In addition it is found on 1870 issue 1 lepton stamp. RR. (Hellas 15c). 1l. red-brown in pair (pos.119-120), plate flaw «mark on the greek border» (pos.120), u. VF. (Hellas 15c+15c1F8). 1l. red-brown with plate flaw «broken cliche» (pos.145), u. (Hellas 15c1F10). 1l. deep-red brown with plate flaw «Broken plate» (pos. 44), u. (Hellas 23aFa). 1l. deep red-brown in strip of 5 (pos.66/70) with plate flaw «white dot on M» in pos.67, cut in the white margin between the last two stamps, m. (Hellas 23a1F3). R. 1l. greyish-brown in pair (pos. 29-30), plate flaw «White line at the left part», m. Superb and R. (Hellas 23b). 1l. dark brownish purple, plate flaw «white dot on M» (pos.67). One closing corner but very hard to find, mng. (Hellas 47a1F).

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Lot. 420 1l. red-brown in pair (pos.54-55), plate flaw «white spot at the nape» (pos.55), m. (Hellas 53cFb). Lot. 421 1l. deep red-brown in u/m bl.6 (pos.133-135/143-145). Plate flaws «deformed frame» (type III-pos.143), «broken cliche» (pos.145) and wide borders (type II-pos.143+144+145). VF. (Hellas 53d+53d1F10). Lot. 422 1l. grey-brown in u/m bl.4 (pos 119-120/129-130), plate flaw «mark on the Greek border» (pos.120). VF. (Hellas 53e1F8). Lot. 423 2l. brown-bistre with plate flaw indentation of the bottom frame line. This is quite possible to be a primary flaw of 2l. value later corrected, u. Superb and R. (Hellas 2c). Lot. 424 2l. yellow-bistre, plate flaw «open cross» (type II), u. (Hellas 33aCF1).

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67 Lot. 425 5l. yellow-green, plate flaw «thin circle», u. VF. (Hellas 3aCF2). Lot. 426 5l. deep olive green with plate flaw «extension of the Greek border» (pos.59), u. VF. (Hellas 11Ic5F9). Lot. 427 5l. olive green, plate flaw broken inner frame (pos.57), u. VF+. (Hellas 11Ic). Lot. 428 5l. yellow-green with plate flaw «Broken circle», m. (Hellas 17b). Lot. 429 5l. yellow-green, plate flaw broken circle (type III-pos.129), u. VF+. (Hellas 25a5F13).

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Lot. 430 2x5l. yellow-green and greyish-green, u. Both with plate flaw «thin circle». Superb. (Hellas 39b+39c). Lot. 431 5l. yellow-green, plate flaw «deformed frame», u. VF. (Hellas 49b). Lot. 432 5l. yellow green, plate flaw «broken circle» (type II-pos.65), u. (Hellas 49b5F10). Lot. 433 5l. deep green, plate flaw «broken circle» (type II-pos.65), m. VF. (Hellas 49gCF3). Lot. 434 5l. green, m. Plate flaw «white spot on the Greek border» (pos.37). VF. (Hellas 55c). Lot. 435 5l. green, plate flaw «scratch in the inscription» (pos.83), mng. VF. (Hellas 55c5F8). Lot. 436 5l. deep green, plate flaw «broken inner frame», u. Nice copy. (Hellas 55d). Lot. 437 5l. greyish-green (pale print) in marginal bl.4 (pos.7-8/17-18), plate flaw «spot on M» (pos.8) and both «5» whitening (pos.7), u/m. VF. (Hellas 55e+55e5F1).

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Lot. 438 10l. orange on blue in vertical pair, without C.F. Plate flaw «open cross» (type I). Fantastic quality. RRR. (Konst. 4 ΔΟΚ.I.3, Hellas 4BbCF1). Lot. 439 10l. orange with yellowish cast, plate flaw «broken right frame line» (pos.74), u. VF. (Hellas 12Ib). Lot. 440 10l. yellow-orange. Very fine impression and very strong relief, plate flaw «Greek border connected to the circle» (type I-pos.93). Upper right corner with light paper fold in margin only not affecting the stamp and mentioned just for accuracy for this superb copy. (Hellas 18a10F21). Lot. 441 10l. orange with plate flaw «white dot in the floret» (pos.9), u. VF+. (Hellas 18b10F1). Lot. 442 10l. red-orange, plate flaw «two dots in the upper inscription» (pos.79), u. VF. (Hellas 18ba). Lot. 443 3x10l. red-orange with plate flaw «Spot on the Greek border» (pos. 28/1st setting), «Greek border connected to the frame» (pos. 119/2nd setting) and «White dot in the floret» (pos.9/2nd setting), u. VF. (Hellas 26a). Lot. 444 10l. red-orange with plate flaw «open cross» upper left and var. «inverted 0», u. VF. (Hellas 26aNbCF1I). Lot. 445 10l. orange, plate flaw «white dot on floret» (pos.9), u. VF. (Hellas 40a10F1). Lot. 446 10l. orange, plate flaw «open cross» (type III), u. Superb. (Hellas 40aCF1). Lot. 447 10l. red-orange with plate flaw «white dot in the floret» (pos.9), u. (Hellas 40b10F1).

448 (125%)

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454 (125%) 453 (125%) Lot. 448 10l. orange-vermilion, u. Plate flaw «indentation of the top frame line» (pos.84). VF. (Hellas 40c). Lot. 449 10l. red-orange, plate flaws «line below the chin» and «deformed floret» (pos.75). Also inverted «0» on CF, u. (Hellas 56cNb10F16). Lot. 450 10l. orange (pos.93), var uneven CF (Kound.62.14) and plate flaw «Greek border connected to the circle», u. VF. (Hellas 50b10F21var). Lot. 451 10l. bright orange-vermilion, u. Plate flaws «spot on the Greek border», «white line crossing MM» and «line behind the head» (pos.56). VF. RR. (Hellas 56a). Lot. 452 10l. orange, plate flaw «open cross» (both upper florets), m. (Hellas 56dCF1IV). Lot. 453 10l. yellow-orange, plate flaw «vertical line crossing several positions» (pos.64), u. (Hellas 56c). Lot. 454 10l. orange in bl.10 (pos.24-28/34-38), plate flaws «scratch in the upper inscription» (pos.35) and spot on the Greek border (pos.28). Six stamps u/m. (Hellas 56d+56d10F2+56d10F5).

455 (125%)

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Lot. 455 20l. prussian blue (coarse impression) with yellowish wash, u. Plate flaw «white spot on the M» (pos.100). VF. (Hellas 13Ic var). Lot. 456 20l deep blue, u. Plate flaw «white line in the upper inscription» (pos.23-27) with large/very large margins except one closing corner. Sign Holcombe. (Hellas 13Id20F6). Lot. 457 20l. sky-blue, plate flaw «White line in the right lower medallion» (pos. 4), u. VF. (Hellas 19a). Lot. 458 20l. blue (1867 issue), plate flaw wide borders (pos.9), u. (Hellas 19b).

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70 Lot. 459 20l. blue (deep shade), plate flaw «thin circle» (pos.18), u. (Hellas 19bCF2). Lot. 460 20l. blue (pos.30), plate flaw «white spot at the angle of the neck», u. Superb. (Hellas 19b20F9). Lot. 461 20l. blue, plate flaw white spot on the floret (pos.77), u. VF. (Hellas 19b20F17). Lot. 462 20l. blue, plate flaw «white spot at the corner of the neck» (pos.120), u. (Hellas 19b20F21). Lot. 463 20l. blue (1867 issue), plate flaws thin circle and broken frame line (pos.130), u. (Hellas 19bCF2). Lot. 464 20l. grey-blue (strongly oxidized corners), plate flaw «thin circle» (pos.105), u. VF. (Hellas 19dCF2). Lot. 465 20l. blue on green, plate flaw «white line in the upper inscription» (pos.23-29), u. VF. (Hellas 19e20F6).

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Lot. 466 20l. blue on green, plate flaws «spot on the chin and on the neck» (pos.83), u. (Hellas 19e). Lot. 467 20l. blue with plate flaw «White spot at the angle of the neck» (pos. 30), u. (Hellas 27a). Lot. 468 3x20l. sky-blue, u. Plate flaws «oblique line at the upper part of the stamp» (pos.22), «white line in the upper inscription» (pos.24) and «broken top frame» (pos.81). VF. (Hellas 31b). Lot. 469 20l. blue with plate flaw «Indentation of the botton frame line» (pos. 80), u. VF. (Hellas 31c). Lot. 470 20l. sky-blue (pos.17) with plate flaw «white spot on the Greek border, u. VF. (Hellas 35a). Lot. 471 20l. sky-blue, plate flaw «thin circle» (pos.18), u. (Hellas 35aCF2).

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Lot. 472 20l. sky-blue (pos.69- 1871/72 1st setting), plate flaw «missing top frame line», m. VF. (Hellas 35a). Lot. 473 20l. grey-blue, u. Plate flaw «missing top frame» (pos.69). VF. (Hellas 35b). Lot. 474 20l. grey-blue, u. Plate flaws «white spot on the M» and «horizontal line behind the head» (pos.100). VF. (Hellas 35b 20F19 20F20). Lot. 475 20l. blue, plate flaw «thin circle» (type III, pos.36), u. VF. (Hellas 35cCF2).

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20l. blue, u. Plate flaw «spot on the neck» (pos.87, type II). Superb. (Hellas 35c). 20l. blue, u. Plate flaw «thin circle» (pos.18). F-VF. (Hellas 41b). 20l. indigo-blue, plate flaw «missing top frame line» (pos.69), u. VF. (Hellas 51d). 20l. ultramarine (pos.93), var uneven CF (Kound.63.15.1) and plate flaw «spot on the neck» (type III), u. (Hellas 51f). Lot. 480 20l. ultramarine, u. Plate flaw «white line crossing the lower part of the stamp» (pos.38). Without faults. F-VF. RRR. (Hellas 57a 20F10). Lot. 481 20l. grey-blue, plate flaw «broken circle», m. VF. (Hellas 57bCF3). Lot. 482 2x20l. deep carmine, u. Plate flaws «white spot on circle behind the head» (pos.1 - Kound. page 120) and «thin circle» (pos.123), F-VF. (Hellas 59Ib).


72 Lot. 483 40l. mauve on blue, plate flaw «open cross», u. VF. (Hellas 6aCF1II). Lot. 484 40l. mauve on blue cancelled with dot «107» (=ΠΑΞΟΙ) and plate flaw «deformed anterior border of the neck» (pos.38). VF. (Hellas 20Ib). Lot. 485 40l. bronze on blue with plate flaw «Missing frame and part of the inscription» (pos. 19). The only known with this plate flaw. Extremelly rare. (Hellas 42Ic40F1). Lot. 486 40l. Greyish mangeta on blue (C.F in dull olive-green), u. Plate flaw «spot on the neck» and «fishhook» (pos.67). VF. (Hellas 42IIab). Lot. 487 40l. purplish mauve on blue, plate flaw «open cross» (type V), m. Superb. (Hellas 42IIcCF1).

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Lot. 488 40l. bright violet brown perf. 11 1/2, plate flaw «spot on the chin» (pos.46), m. VF. (Hellas 58a). Lot. 489 40l. bright violet-brown, plate flaw «two dots in the upper inscription» (pos.127), canc. «ΑΡΤΑ*1.ΙΟΥΛ.92» (type IIa-late use). VF and R. (Hellas 58a). Lot. 490 40l. dull violet brown, plate flaw «broken frame line» (pos150), u. Superb. (Hellas 58b). Lot. 491 80l. rose-carmine, u. Plate flaw «line on the Greek border» (pos.129). Superb. (Hellas 7a80F1). Lot. 492 80l. rose-carmine, plate flaw «thin circle», u. (Hellas 22aCF2). Lot. 493 80l. rose carmine in left marginal copy, plate flaw «vertical line», u. VF and R. (Hellas 29a). Lot. 494 80l. rose-carmine in bl.4 (pos.62-63/72-73) with pos.73 plate flaw, m. Superb. (Hellas 29a).

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THE STAMPS OF THE LARGE HERMES HEAD EARLY ATHENIAN PERIOD 1861-1863 Variety of Impressions by Four Methods of Printing - Chronological Sequence & Duration of Printings - Quantities - Circulation By Stephano A. Calliga, Dr. Architect, published October 1st, 2011, 150 years to the day from the issuing of the Large Hermes Heads. An excellent study of the early 1861-1863 period in unprecedented depth, in a numbered collectable edition with a very few copies printed, practically unavailable in private hands. Very dense presentation 130 pages + x introduction. Binos award “Best Book of 2011”, IPhLA 2012 “Large Gold Medal” and Felicitations-FaBorek Special Prize (English edition submitted). Reviewed in Philotelia and in the London Philatelist. A must for the expert scholar and serious collector alike. Hundreds of colour illustrations consistently scanned from the actual stamps, neatly presented in tables. New evidence on Circulation Dates and Control Number varieties. Unprecedented day-to-day sequence of Printings, Classification by Impression in consistent tables with 180 fully footnoted illustrations. Study of Circulation per post office. Colour coding of varieties by Methuens Colour Handbook, advanced conventional classification by hue, constistent scanning. Detailed analysis of 20l without C.N. with identification of individual sheets and rare imperssions.Paris Printing Specialized Appendix. Quantities printed for Early Athenian Printings, also based on analysis of revenues of Post Office records etc. Detailed description and analysis of four alternative methods of Printing and their implications on the impression of the stamps. GREEK or ENGLISH edition available. A rare opportunity to acquire a rare edition, of landmark significance for the scholarly research on the Large Hermes Heads.

Lot. 495

THE STAMPS OF THE LARGE HERMES HEAD EARLY ATHENIAN PERIOD 1861-1863 Variety of Impressions by Four Methods of Printing - Chronological Sequence & Duration of Printings - Quantities - Circulation

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THE STAMPS OF THE LARGE HERMES HEAD - 1861-1886 Overview - Precise Depiction of the Variety of Impressions by Four Methods of Printing - Sequence of Printings By Stephano A. Calliga, Dr. Architect, Published November 25th, 2012, 151 years from the circulation of Large Hermes Heads printed in Athens. Aimed at specialists and a wider circle of Large Hermes Heads collectors and enthuisasts. This is a dense study of the complete 25 year period of Large Hermes Heads printings, which circulated for almost 40 years. A numbered collectable edition with a very few copies printed, practically unavailable in private hands. Very dense presentation 149 pages + xii introduction. Reviewed in Philotelia and in the London Philatelist. A must for the expert scholar and serious collector alike. More than 1250 colour illustrations consistently scanned from the actual stamps, neatly presented in tables. New evidence on Circulation Dates and Control Number Varieties. Unprecedented sequence of Printings of the complete 25 year period in comparison to the work of previous scholars, transcribed in the same format in appendices. Circulation tables suitable for the whole period. Specialized classifications of important or misunderstood stamps, including detailed classification of 10lepta and 20 lepta 1862-67. Detailed description and analysis of four alternative methods of Printing and their implications on the impression of the stamps. Presentation of printing hardware, detailed history of the design, the printing, the circulation, the collection and the scholarly research of the Large Hermes Heads, with chronologically arranged general bibliography, essays, previous scholars etc. ENGLISH edition ONLY is published. A rare opportunity to acquire a rare edition of landmark significance, for the scholarly research on the Large Hermes Heads and a very dense book on the subject with consistently scanned rare colour varieties, presented for the first time next to the common stamps of the same issues. Enlarged 200% illustrations of various impessions (20 lepta value), in relation to the printing methods. A publication that signifies the world wide particularity and importance of the Large Hermes Head even outside the scope of world-wide philately, as a uniquely favourable case study of exhaustively applied alternative and often contrasting, advanced methods of artistic printing. Thus, the Large Hermes Head as artistic printing of the highest degree, printed either to match or to contrast the designer’s aesthetic ideal, as expressed by the prescribed printing method that was invented by A.Barre and implemented in the October 1861 Paris issue, or alternative printed with little care for aesthetic merit, merely to meet postal needs.

Lot. 496

THE STAMPS OF THE LARGE HERMES HEAD 1861-1866 Overview - Precise Depiction of the Variety of Impressions by Four Methods of Printing - Sequence of Printings

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