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Public & Live Internet Auction № 614 Large Hermes Heads The Wolfgang Bauer Collection, Part I 2 June 2018 Start time 16:00 Hilton Athens Hotel

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SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS / ΣΥΜΒΟΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΝΤΜΗΣΕΙΣ F FC **, u/m. *, m. (*), mng. o, u. P pu o. g. E S W EL C, cov. Δ PS

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) /

PPC RP M Hellas Fr. Yv. Mi. SG. AG.PA.

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 /

EST. R, RR wmk. MS var. trans. G F VF B doc. NEWS ENGR MAG EPH BOND MF CF CER LABEL PC PL PE PW PO PP PA

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 FFC 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

B/UNC UNC A/UNC XF VF F VG G FDC S TR/S Pn PRF E

Brilliant Uncirculated / Λαμπρό Ακυκλοφόρητο Uncirculated / Ακυκλοφόρητο Almost Uncirculated / Σχεδόν Ακυκλοφόρητο Extra Fine / Εξαιρετική Κατάσταση Very Fine / Πολύ Ωραίο Fine / Ωραίο Very Good / Πολύ Καλό Good / Καλό Fleur de Coin / Κατάσταση Νομισματοκοπείου Specimen / Δείγμα Trial Strike / Δοκιμή Μήτρας Pattern / Μοτίβο Proof / Δοκίμιο Essay / Προσχέδιο

Note: The grading guide we use in this catalogue for the certified coins and banknotes is not our personal estimation but the one established by the internationally approved companies in the field. The “Top grade” characterization is about coins that the moment when this catalogue goes for printing, they have the best grade (compared to other similar coins) given from the two grading companies (NGC & PCGS). Σημείωση: Η κατάσταση που αναγράφεται στα πιστοποιημένα νομίσματα και χαρτονομίσματα, δεν αποτελεί προσωπική εκτίμηση, αλλά εκτίμηση της εταιρίας πιστοποιήσεων. Ο χαρακτηρισμός “Top grade” αφορά σε νομίσματα τα οποία, την ώρα που αυτός ο κατάλογος εκτυπώνεται, κατέχουν τον μεγαλύτερο βαθμό (σε σύγκριση με άλλα παρόμοια νομίσματα) από τις 2 εταιρίες πιστοποίησης (NGC & PCGS).


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 μικtροαξίες, 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. Μεγάλοι λαχνοί μπορεί να μην μεταφερθούν για viewing στην Αθήνα ή να μεταφερθούν κατ’επιλογή. Viewing λαχνών, που δεν μεταφέρονται στην Αθήνα, μπορεί να γίνει στα γραφεία στη Θεσσαλονίκη. 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. 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. Large lots may not be available for viewing in Athens unless especially selected. Viewing of those unavailable lots is still possible in our offices in Thessaloniki. 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. 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.


Dipl. Kfm. Wolfgang Bauer Philatelic Curriculum Vitae I was born in Stuttgart on the 2nd of December in 1938 within a family of philatelists. My grandfather already collected stamps, and after recent findings in the history of my family, so did my great grandfather from 1863 on. It must have been the case with me as well, when something like that runs in the blood. I completed school, high school and apprenticeship in Stuttgart and incidentally collected like a young man does – everything put inside an old album (that still exists today). I went to Berlin after a year in order to study business administration, next to my apprenticeship in Stuttgart, graduated there with the Dipl. Kfm and in 1965 began to collect intensively to Greece on the side, firstly because the picture was beautiful and secondly, I had not found anything more complicated in Europe! The collection was growing, the knowledge was broadening and in 1984, the event committee of the exhibition addressed me on the occasion of the World Congress to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union in Hamburg, asking me if I would not fashion the area of Greece, as the offer of the Greek Post was too simple to express Greek stamps. It was very successful and I went with the collection in the winter of 1984 to Athens for Hellas 84, a very remarkable exhibition, especially about the Greek Hermes Heads, and my first competitive exhibition at all – coming out of nowhere and going with the Grand Prix! Then I showed the same collection in Germany – Vermeil! That caused then a longer exhibition break as one might imagine. In the meantime, in 1978, Ronald A.G. Lee showed me his collection of Large Hermes Heads where I saw a Solferino for the first time and invited me to the Royal Philatelic Society in London. In 1992 I joined to the Collectors Club in New York and to the Berliner Philatelisten-Klub von 1888 as the third of the most known societies. The Swiss Postal Museum in Bern invited me in 1991 to showcase a special exhibition with Large Hermes Heads for 4 months with 26 frames. I received the Grand Prix In New York at Interpex 92, in the same fall the Grand Prix of the Honorary Class at Filotek 92 in Athens, where in 2005 for the very first time I exhibited Traditional and Postal History, each with 8 frames side by side to each other. In Germany came the strenuous tour through German gym halls Rank 3, Rank 2 and ultimately Rank 1 in Berlin, which then led to the Ibra 1999 in Nuremberg, the London 2000 both with Gold and Cyprus 2002 Grand Prix (best exhibit). Only then did I learn that this was just FEPA and not FIP. 2004 Valencia, 2006 Washington and 2011 New Delhi then, each brought for this traditional collection “Greece from 1861 to 1867” Large Gold and the permission to exhibit in the championship class, which I did in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. In 1996, I was elected as the successor of Hermann Branz to the presidency of the Berlin Philatelic Klub of 1888 and have been there ever since. In February 2017, I handed over this presidency to a young successor and today I am vice president of the Klub. In recent years, the Greek Postal History has been pushed through me, since nearly no one out of Greece had been interested in Greek Incoming and Outgoing Mail before. Letters without stamps were too difficult. With this collection, I immediately then got the Grand Prix at the Philotelia 2005 in Athens. At the Naposta 05 in Hannover. in Malaga 2006 with 5 frames, in Lisbon in 2010 and in Singapore in 2015, this Postal History collection has received


international Large Gold. I have exhibited both collections of a country next to each other in the Championship Class in New York 2016, a thing which has never been achieved by a collector in the Championship Class! I have published essays in Greece in the local magazine “Philotelia”. The essay on the “Mixed Franking with Other Countries” caused quite a stir. I gave a testimonial lecture at the anniversary of the AIEP in Venice 2014 on Mixed franking and their counterfeits. Two lectures at the Royal Philately Society in London on “Ship mail to and from Greece” and also at the Collectors Club in New York on “Post-historical knowledge helps detect counterfeit letters”, both which are now standard works. Lectures in the Berliner Klub are also highlights of my philatelic life. I will not forget the arrangement around the 125th anniversary of the Klub in 2013 – people who attended this party are still talking about it all over the world when we meet. I wanted to complete this challenge of the difficulty of the Greek Hermes Heads – and I completed it! Letters, especially before the era of the stamps and in connection with foreign countries are extremely complicated and actually much more difficult than letters with stamps! Berlin, February 9. 2018


Public Auction 614

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Proof of Barre as a die proof still without value but with brushstrikes as colourproofs for the values 1 and 2 lepta as used later, prepared with the punch of Barre during February and April 1861 before he finished his work to print the Greek stamps. This piece adorned the cover of the Ferrari collection of Greece. A most beautiful and impressive legendary showpiece.

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25000 â‚Ź

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5 lepta proof in pink colour on pelure paper (pos.72), plate flaw dotted cheek lines, unusual for these proofs. Light ironed out crease. A unique item. Plate varieties are extremely rare on proofs as very few sheets were printed.

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1500 €

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5 lepta proof, two in pink and two in green colour in different shades. Both pink proofs on pelure paper, while both green proofs with thin circle plate flaw. Nice lot.

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600 €

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10 lepta proof, black on blue. The only known copy. Ex Rothschild. A most important rarity.

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5000 €

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20l. proof in deep ultramarine with excellent margins, normal print inverted at the back. Small thin otherwise fine and extremely rare.

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600 €

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Public Auction 614

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20 lepta proof in blue marginal, showing a strong mirror print on the white margin. Small faults as usual, othewise fine and very rare and impressive item. Ex Ferrari.

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600 €

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20l. proof, double print in a rare dark grey-blue colour. Very fine, impressive and extremely rare.

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500 €

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Proof of Barre from his personal estate. Barre kept 2 sheets of each value underlined by the printers name “Typographie Ernest Meyer, Paris”. Barre dispersed one set, the other stayed in his possesion, but he cut off this name and only the line could still be seen which we can find only with 2, 5, 20 and 80 lepta, so this block is unique. A very important item to display the full story of the procedure of the production of the Large Hermes Heads.

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5000 €

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Proof of Barre from his personal estate. One ungummed sheet of each value Barre could keep in his possession and it was in a frame at his home, the lighter borders of the sheet under the frame are easily to be seen. At the lower margin under this line was the inscription “Typographie Ernest Meyer, Paris” which Barre cut off to avoid direct contacts to the printer! These last proofs were sold at 1929 in Zurich and divided mostly in small units They show in the most beautiful manner the expression of the “Large Hermes Heads”. Proofs: 1l, 2l, strips of four, 20l strip of three and 80l block of ten on original exhibition page.

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5000 €


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1861 Paris Print

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40l. mauve on blue used on FIRST DAY COVER (Oct 1st, 1861) from Patras to Aighion. Only two first day covers with 40 lepta franking are known, a great rarity of the Large Hermes Heads.

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12000 €

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June 2nd, 2018 / Athens Hilton

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1l. brown, mint. Very fine. (Hellas 1a).

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200 €

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1l. brown. An extremely rare usage on piece of wrapper from Paris. Very fine and possibly unique. (Hellas 1a).

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1200 €

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1l. brown, used. Superb. (Hellas 1a).

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250 €

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1l. red-brown in used strip of three. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 1b).

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500 €

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1l. red-brown (the rare shade), used. Very fine. (Hellas 1b).

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300 €

16

1l. chocolate in mint pair. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 1c).

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450 €

17

1l. chocolate, used. Very fine. (Hellas 1c).

o

200 €

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2l. olive-bistre mint block of 40, very fine. Certificate by Holcombe. (Hellas 2b).

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3000 â‚Ź


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19

5l. green mint marginal block of 4, very fine and rare. (Hellas 3a).

*

4000 €

20

5l. yellow-green used strip of 4, light ironed out crease, otherwise very fine and rare. (Hellas 3a).

o

650 €

21

5l. yellow-green (pos.129), plate flaw broken circle (type III), used. Superb and rare. (Hellas 3a5F9II).

o

150 €

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5l. strip of 4 for a single weight letter from Karpenision (15/02/1863) to Patras, a few faults, still rare. (Hellas 3a).

EL

1500 â‚Ź


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23

5l. green used strip of 4, small cut on 3rd stamp, otherwise very fine and rare. (Hellas 3b).

o

750 €

24

5l. green (pos.46), plate flaws thin circle and extention of the Greek border, tied by Ioannina “99” cds in blue. Extremely rare. (Hellas 3bCF2).

o

1000 €

25

5l. green (pos.43), plate flaw scratch at the neck, used. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 3b5F14).

o

150 €

26

5l. green used printed both sides, one inverted, only three known (Phil. Joum. og GB Sept. 1934), article included. Very fine and extremely rare. (Hellas 3b).

o

2000 €

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27

10l. yellow-orange mint strip of 3, very fine with excellent gum and extremely rare. (Hellas 4a).

*

5000 €

28

10l. yellow-orange with plate flaw “two dots” (pos.79) used with French pmk of Constantinople “3707”, small thin at bottom margin, otherwise fine and unique. (Hellas 4a).

o

1500 €

29

10l. yellowish-orange on blue tied by Ioannina “99” cds. Superb. (Hellas 4a).

o

300 €

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30

10l. yelowish orange on blue (pos.4), inverted “0” (Kound. 4.3), unused. Faults but very rare. (Hellas 4aNb).

o

1500 €

31

10l. orange mint with plate flaw “two dots” (pos.79), some thinning but most possible unique. (Hellas 4b).

*

2500 €

32

10l. orange on blue, used. Superb item. (Hellas 4b).

o

300 €

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33

10l. orange on blue (pos.143), plate flaw thin circle, used. Very fine. (Hellas 4bCF2).

o

750 €

34

10l. orange mint with “inverted 1” at the back (pos.86), some imprerfections but most possibly unique. (Hellas 4bNa).

*

2500 €

35

10l. yellow-orange used pair with “inverted 0” at the back (pos.87-88), variety stamp just touched, otherwise fine and extremely rare. (Hellas 4aNb).

o

3000 €

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Letter from Sparti Jan. 13 1862 as doubleweight with a normal and a marginal pair of the 10l., fine and extremely rare. (Hellas 4b).

www.karamitsos.com

EL

3500 â‚Ź

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37

20l. blue in left marginal copy, mint. Full original gum. A tiny paper porous otherwise very fine. (Hellas 5a).

*

400 €

38

20l. blue on thin paper used strip of 3, very fine and rare. (Hellas 5aPa).

o

400 €

39

20l. blue used upon arrival in Syra on Oct. 9th 1861 cover from Chania, showing a very fine blue strike of the oval Hellenic steamship Company (Chania, Crete Agency) adjacent. A very fine postal history item of the greatest rarity.

C

1600 €

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40

Letter from Syros Oct. 28 1861 unpaid to Nafplion with “Pliromi Aneparkis” the only known in red and paid in Nafplion with 2 pieces of 20l. in different shades, fine and rare. Ex. Lascarides. (Hellas 5a+5b).

EL

2000 €

41

20l. light blue (pos.22) on yellowish paper, plate flaw thin circle, mint. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 5b).

*

600 €

42

20l. prussian blue in upper marginal copy, used. Superb. (Hellas 5b).

o

100 €

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43

Entire letter from Syros Feb 27th, 1862 with 20l. light blue on yellowish paper, via Athens to Nision. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 5b).

EL

700 €

44

20l. light blue on pelure semi-transparent paper tied by Mykonos “73” cds. Very fine. (Hellas 5bPa).

o

300 €

45

20l. deep blue, used. Very fine. (Hellas 5c).

o

180 €

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46

20l. deep blue on very thin semi-transparent paper (5-5.2μ), used. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 5cPa).

o

100 €

47

20l. dark deep blue tied by Patras “9” cds. Very fine. (Hellas 5d).

o

1200 €

48

20l. dark deep blue used on cover from Patras (23/2/1862) to Piraeus. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 5d).

EL

4000 €

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49

40l. mauve on blue mint block of 4, one with plate flaw “indentation of the frame line”, very fine. (Hellas 6a).

*

2000 €

50

40l. mauve on blue, used. Very clear strike, fresh colour, Three enormous, one clearclosing corner margin. Still an impressive and attractive item. (Hellas 6a).

o

100 €

51

40l. dull mauve on blue, used. Very large/even margins all around. Superb item. Rare in this quality. (Hellas 6b).

o

100 €

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52

80l. rose-carmine, mint. Large margins, full original gum. Superb. (Hellas 7a).

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120 €

53

80l. rose-carmine tied by Alexandria Greek Consular P.O.s losange cds. Large/very large margins all around. Superb. (Hellas 7a).

o

60 €

54

80l. rose-carmine, used. Large to very large margins all around. Very fine to superb. (Hellas 7a).

o

60 €

55

80l. carmine in mint strip of four. Fresh colour, original gum and good to large margins all around. Very fine multiple. (Hellas 7b).

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600 €

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56

80l. carmine, mint. Fresh colour and original gum (very dark gum). Clear to good margins. Still very fine item. (Hellas 7b).

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60 €

57

80l. carmine vertical used strip of 4 tied on a piece by “67” pmk of Syros and boxed “PD”, bottom stamp cut otherwise fine and very rare. (Hellas 7b).

Δ

800 €

58

80l. carmine canc. “ΣΥΡΟΣ*31.ΔΕΚΕ.82”, the latest known date of use. Very fine. (Hellas 7b).

o

60 €

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59

Early unfranked letter (Oct 7, 1861) from Constantinople to Syros franked on arrival with Paris print 5l. and 20l. single and vertical pair paying one and a half normal rate. All stamps very fine. A most beautiful and extremely rare item. (Hellas 3a+5a).

EL

2500 â‚Ź

60

Early letter (Oct 7, 1861) sent from Patras to Malta, franked with Paris print 5, 40 and 80 lepta. The letter was charged 2d in Malta. Very fine and clean Paris franking to a rare destination. (Hellas 3a+6b+7a).

EL

2000 â‚Ź

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Domestic letter sheet from Karytaina Oct 25, 1861 to Kalamai paid with a strip of 3 of 5 lepta and a strip of 5 of 1 lepton. The only Paris Printings cover with two strips of different values (ex Rothschild). Very beautiful and unique exhibition piece. (Hellas 1a+3b).

EL

10000 â‚Ź


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62

Unpaid doublerate cover from Triest 2.12.1861 to Syros 1.12 taxed with 140 lepta (the correct conversion rate for 1 Kreuzer was 2,75786 lepta). Tax 6kr. for Triest and 30Kr. for sea transport (Austrian Lloyd) to Greece = 36 Kreuzer x 2,75786 =99,28l. + 40l. local = 140l. Nearly all letters had a conversion-rate 1:3 - the double rate converted to 150 lepta the difference of 10 lepta was in favour of the Greek post. All stamps on this cover are Paris print, 5 of the 7 values of the 1st issue are shown. A very fine and absolutely unique postal history document of the greatest importance. Certificate Holcombe. (Hellas 1a+3a+4a+6b).

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C

12000 â‚Ź

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63

Letter from the Greek P.O. Thessaloniki in Turkey Dec. 12 1861 to Argos, as always without arrival cancel, franked with a pair of 5l., strip of 3 of 10l. and a single 40l. to make up 80 lepta rate (cover with internal repair). A unique postal history item with amazing combination of Paris print values, unique. Opinion by Holcombe. (Hellas 3b+4b+6b).

EL

3000 â‚Ź

64

Fully paid entire letter from Patras 21.12.1861 via Athens 24.12 to Triest 16.1.1862 with 75 lepta consisting of 5l. + 10l. +20l. + 40l. all Paris print. very fine franking. (Hellas 3b+4a+5a+6b).

EL

1400 â‚Ź

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Domestic letter from Lamia Dec. 21 1861 franked with a pair of 10l. and boxed “ΠΛΗΡ. ΑΝΕΠΑΡΚΗΣ” (unsufficiently paid) because of double weight endorsed “via the Greek steamship” and taxed in Syros with 2 pairs of 5l. Provisional. A very seldom seen combination. A unique and spectacular showpiece depicting the postal practices of the time. (Hellas 4b+11Ib).

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EL

7000 €

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Unpaid cover from New York 26.2.1862 via Aachen 12.3 and Triest to Reverend John Hill, the founder of the first Girls school in Athens 7.3.1862 taxed with 260 lepta. Rate: 55 Kreuzer overseas to Aachen + 10kr. for transit to Triest (Prussian closed mail) + 15kr. Sea = 80x3 = 240 + 20l. inland = 260 lepta (Paris and Prov. Prints) up to now the only known cover taxed with LHH. Fine and unique. (Hellas 7a+13Ic).

C

4000 â‚Ź


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67

Two letters showing usages on the outgoing and returning passages of the French vessel “Alphee” in March 1862 between Marseille and Constantinople. This ship made only three travel on this route. This one was the first. Cover A: Front of unpaid cover from Marseille 15.3.1862 to Patras. The ship “Alphee” on her 1st of only three trips to the Levant had no ship=cancel aboard, the name was written from the agent by hand under the stamps (SallesII, 56 and 176) taxed in Patras with 188 lepta with a 5-colour franking of Paris prints. Cover B: Letter from the same travel back with handwritten name of the ship “Alphee” from Constantinople March 26 1862 to Athens March 17, taxed upon arrival with 80l. Paris print. There is no other pair of this travel known. A unique duo of postal history documents, the first cover been one of the most exciting we have seen. (Hellas 1a+2a+3b+5a+7a).

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C

5500 €

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Letter from Triest (12/09/1862) 1862 unpaid for a single weight letter to Nision in Messinia, taxed and franked with 75 lepta, 3 pieces of 5l. Paris and 3 different pieces of 20l. Provisional. The coexistance of different shades of the same value is extremely rare, full of character. (Hellas 5a+5b+19A+19a).

EL

2500 â‚Ź


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69

20l. prussian blue (quadrille background) used with “1” pmk of Athens and showing very pronounced “quadrillage”, very fine and one of the finest examples of this great rarity. BPA certificate. (Hellas 8Ia).

o

6500 €

70

20l. deep blue (quadrille backround) used on piece with Pyrgos “13” pmk with cds adjacent, bottom line just “shaved”, still a fine and beautiful item of the greatest rarity. (Hellas 8Ib).

Δ

8000 €

71

20l. deep blue (solid background) used with “1” pmk of Athens, a very fine example of this rarity. (Hellas 8IIa).

o

5500 €

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72

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2l. BROWN ON STRAW: The amazing gathering of 4 copies of this most elusive rarity including an example mounted on card bearing handwritten note and signature of P.L.Pemberton (the man who made the discovery of this rarity) stating: “one of the finest copies in existance of this great rarity.� The stamps are on the original exhibition page together with 2 normal shades to show the diferrence and all have somewhat different shade. A life-long achievement of a great collector! (Hellas 10Ia)

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23000 â‚Ź


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73

2l. brown-bistre tied by Syros cds. Also Austrian cds on arrival “TRIEST”. Large-very large margins all around. Superb and very uncommon. (Hellas 10Ib).

o

60 €

74

2l. bistre, used. Heavily coarse printed copy. Very large margins all around. Superb. (Hellas 10Ic).

o

60 €

75

2l. bistre, used. Strong contour and white corners. Very fine. (Hellas 10Ic).

o

60 €

76

2l. bistre, used. Three very large, one narrow margins. A characteristic printing outcome of these issues, showing strong contour and white corners. (Hellas 10Ic).

o

60 €

77

2l. pale bistre, used. Strong contour around the head. Very fine for this. Scarce. (Hellas 10Id).

o

60 €

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78

5l. greyish-green in unused left marginal pair. Very fine. (Hellas 11Ia).

(*)

250 €

79

5l. green in right marginal copy, unused. Very large to enormous margins all around. Superb. (Hellas 11Ib).

(*)

125 €

80

5l. green (pos.143), plate flaw thin circle, unused. Good to large/even margins all around. Very fine. (Hellas 11IbCF2).

(*)

125 €

81

5l. green in pair tied by Andritsaina cds. Very fresh colour and very fine strike. Two narrow-clear and two large margins. Still very fine for this. (Hellas 11Ib).

o

150 €

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82

5l. yellow-green used corner copy, ironed out crease, still looking great and extremely rare. (Hellas 11Ib).

83

Part of newspaper from Athens Jan. 1 1862 franked with 5l. provisional and 1l. Paris print to make the 6 lepta rate to the Greek P.O. abroad, very fine and rare. (Hellas 1a+11Ib).

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o

250 â‚Ź

PRESS

1500 â‚Ź

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84

5l. deep olive-green, unused. Very fine. (Hellas 11Ic).

(*)

125 €

85

5l. deep olive-green in pair cancelled “ΔΗΜΗΤΣΑΝΑ*10.ΙΟΥΝ.80”, very late use. Left stamp with narrow margin at top, otherwise, clear to good-large margins all around. Rare. (Hellas 11Ic).

o

200 €

86

5l. vivid green with yellowish cast, used. Two narrow, two very large margins. (Hellas 11Id).

o

125 €

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87

10l. ochre-orange, mint. A heavily coarse printed stamp. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 12Ia).

*

1000 €

88

10l. ochre-orange, used. Very strong yellowish wash. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 12Ia).

o

150 €

89

10l. orange, widely spaced control numbers (Kound. 11.3), unused. Thinned but extremely rare in unused condition. (Hellas 12IbNk).

(*)

200 €

90

10l. orange in used pair (pos.89-90), “0” inverted on control number (Kound. 11.2/ pos.89). Superb and extremely rare in pair. (Hellas 12IbNb+12Ib).

o

1500 €

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91

10l. orange, used. Very strong yellowish wash. Fine and rare. (Hellas 12Ib).

o

150 €

92

10l. orange, used. A rare deep shade (vermilion). Very fine and rare. (Hellas 12Ib).

o

300 €

93

10l. orange, tied by Leonidion “38” cds. One clear, three large margins. Very fine. (Hellas 12Ib).

o

100 €

94

10l. orange (pos.79), tied by Filiatra “86” cds, plate flaw two dots in the upper inscription. Large margins but a small closing part. Very fine and scarce. (Hellas 12Ib10F18).

o

100 €

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95

10l. orange, used. Good to large/even margins all around. Very fine. Difficult to be found in this quality. (Hellas 12Ib).

o

100 €

96

Cover from Syros Dec. 29 1862 to Chalkis franked with 10l. coarse Provisional print, marked “insufficiently paid” and taxed with 10 without a stamp. A most unusual usage. (Hellas 12Ib).

C

500 €

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97

20l. deep ultramarine (pos.100), plate flaw white spot on the M, used. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 13Ia20F19).

o

300 €

98

20l. deep ultramarine, used. Very fine. (Hellas 13Ia).

o

300 €

99

20l. indigo blue, used. Very fine. (Hellas 13Ib).

o

300 €

100

20l. prussian blue with strong yellowish wash used strip of 4 in a very deep shade with rare cancel “105” (ΑΡΤΑ), some small imprefections, still very impressive and of the greatest rarity in this shade. (Hellas 13Ic).

o

2000 €

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101

20l. prussian blue, used. Strong yellowish wash. Very fine and scarce. (Hellas 13Ic).

o

350 €

102

20l. deep blue used marginal strip of 3, touched at bottom still rare and impressive. Ex Burrus. (Hellas 13Id).

o

500 €

103

20l. deep blue used. Part in red “PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCHESI” of Genova. Thinned but very impressive and extremely rare. (Hellas 13Id).

o

150 €

105

20l. deep dull chalky blue, used. One clear, three good to large margins. Very fine for this rare stamp. (Hellas 13Ie).

o

300 €

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Single domestic letter from Piraeus Dec. 2nd 1861 to Athens with the prephilatelic cancel (2nd day of usage) franked with 20l. deep blue coarse provisional with “uneven C.F.” (Kound. 12.5). A very fine and extremely rare usage of the postmark. (Hellas 13Id).

EL

2000 €

106

20l. deep dull chalky blue used on 7th Dec. 1861 letter from Athens to Tripolis. The stamp is in excellent condition and of a very coarse impression, very fine and extremely rare on cover. (Hellas 13Ie).

EL

1500 €

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107

40l. dull mauve on blue in strip of four- the largest known unit on a piece Athens June 8th, 1862 via Marseille to London. Fine and of the greatest rarity. (Hellas 14Ib).

108

40l. dull mauve on blue, mint. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 14Ib).

109

40l. dull mauve on blue in a most coarse impression, unused. Very fine and of the highest rarity. (Hellas 14Ib).

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4000 €

*

2000 €

(*)

1700 €

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110

40l. dull mauve on blue with greyish wash, used. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 14Ib).

o

150 €

111

40l. dull mauve on blue, used. Very fine. (Hellas 14Ib).

o

180 €

112

40l. dull mauve on blue with very strong yellowish wash, used. Extremely rare. Certificate P.Holcombe (1986). (Hellas 14Ib).

o

150 €

113

40l. dull mauve on blue, used. A tiny pinhole, otherwise superb. (Hellas 14Ib).

o

180 €

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114

1l. deep chocolate-brown mint marginal block of 4, very fine with excellent colour and rare. (Hellas 9IIa).

*

9000 €

115

1l. deep chocolate, mint. Very fine. (Hellas 9IIa).

*

600 €

116

1l. deep chocolate, used. Very fine. Ex Ferrari. (Hellas 9IIa).

o

350 €

117

1l. bistre-brown (pos.116), plate flaw scratch in front of the forehead, unused. Certificate P.Holcombe (1988). Very fine. (Hellas 9IIb1F7).

(*)

450 €

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118

1l. bistre-brown, unused. Very fine. (Hellas 9IIb).

(*)

450 €

119

1l. bistre-brown used strip of 4, first 2 stamps with faults otherwise fine and nice looking, extremely rare. (Hellas 9IIb).

o

2000 €

120

1l. bistre-brown (pos.116), plate flaw scratch in front of the forehead, used. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 9IIb1F7).

o

200 €

121

1l. bistre-brown, used. Light thin in lower margin, otherwise very fine. (Hellas 9IIb).

o

200 €

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122

Newspaper from Nafplion Aug. 30 1862 with a fine print of 1l. Provisional, fine and rare. (Hellas 9IIb).

123

1l. brown in mint right marginal copy. Very fine. (Hellas 9IIc).

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1000 €

*

250 €

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124

1l. brown in used pair. Very fine and scarce. (Hellas 9IIc).

o

300 €

125

1l. brown used on a piece. Very fine. (Hellas 9IIc).

Δ

200 €

126

1l. brown, used. Very fine. (Hellas 9IIc).

o

200 €

127

2l. bistre (slight oxidised colour), used. Very fine. (Hellas 10IIa).

o

60 €

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128

2l. yellow-bistre mint block of 15, very fine and rare. (Hellas 10IIb).

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2300 €

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129

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Booklet “Filistor” issued in Athens with a wrapper and 5l. Provisional cancelled Sept. 12th 1862. A beautiful and extremely rare usage. (Hellas 11IIa).

PRESS

1000 €


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130

10l. orange, unused. Very fine. (Hellas 12IIa).

(*)

300 €

131

10l. orange in pair tied by Kythnos losange cds “69” in blue. Also Nafplion type II cds on right stamp, on arrival. A narrow part at left, otherwise large to very large margins. A light horizontal crease ironed out, still very nice for this. Rare. (Hellas 12IIa).

o

200 €

132

10l. orange tied by Alexandria “97” cds. Very fine. (Hellas 12IIa).

o

100 €

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133

10l. orange, used. Large/even margins all around. Very fine. (Hellas 12IIa).

o

100 €

134

10l. orange, used. Good to large margins. Very fine. (Hellas 12IIa).

o

100 €

135

10l. orange in pair, one with widely spaced control numbers (Kound.17.2). Very fine and extremely rare in pair. (Hellas 12IIaNk+12IIa).

o

1000 €

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136

Single domestic letter from Kymi May 21 1862 to Athens with a pair of 10l. Provisional with plate flaw “double dot” (pos.79). Fine and rare, the stamps are of a very coarse impression. (Hellas 12IIa).

EL

400 €

137

10l. yellow-orange (pos.93), plate flaw Greek border connected to the circle, mint. Very fine and very rare. (Hellas 12IIb10F21).

*

500 €

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138

20l. deep blue mint, very fine in all aspects and very rare especially in this quality. (Hellas 13IIa).

139

140

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3200 €

20l. deep blue unused, thinned but very rare. (Hellas 13IIa).

(*)

1800 €

20l. deep blue, used. Very fine. (Hellas 13IIa).

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141

20l. blue, unused. Very fine and scarce. (Hellas 13IIb).

(*)

1300 €

142

20l. blue used strip of 3, very fine and very rare. (Hellas 13IIb).

o

600 €

143

20l. blue, plate flaw thin circle, used. Also control number similar to the coarse printed stamps. Most probably this stamp was printed on a sheet on which control numbers were already printed. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 13IIbCF2).

o

100 €

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144

20l. blue, used. Good to large/even margins. Very fine. (Hellas 13IIb).

o

100 €

145

20l. blue tied by Drahmanion “42” cds and municipal cancellation “ΔΤ 21”. Superb and rare. (Hellas 13IIb).

o

350 €

146

20l. prussian blue with strong yellowish wash mint, very fine and of the highest rarity. (Hellas 13IIc).

*

4000 €

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147

40l. mauve on blue pair tied by Larissa “103” cds. Very fine. (Hellas 14IIa).

o

300 €

148

40l. mauve on blue, used. Superb. (Hellas 14IIa).

o

180 €

149

40l. dull mauve on blue, used. Part of Ionian Cefallinia postmark in blue. Fine and rare. (Hellas 14IIb).

o

180 €

150

40l. dull mauve on blue, used. Two narrow-clear, two good-large margins. Still a fine example of this stamp. (Hellas 14IIb).

o

120 €

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Domestic rate by French ship: Cover A: double rate letter from Syros 24.6.1862 with French ship to Athens 25.6 franked with a very coarse 40l. Provisional and a 20l. Definitive Printing, Cover B: double rate letter from Patras 14.3.1863 to Syros 17.3 even with French ship franked with a very Fine Provisional 40l. and a 20l. Definitive printing.

EL

800 â‚Ź


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152

Single rate unpaid letter from Triest 19.7.1862 to Athens taxed upon arrival with 75 lepta consisting of 5l., 10l., 20l. and 40l. all Provisional prints, fine and impressive item. (Hellas 11Ib+12Ib+13Id+14Ib).

EL

800 â‚Ź

154

Unpaid letter sheet from Manchester 26.11.1862 via London and Marseille to Syra 24.11 taxed with 490 lepta- the highest franking with 80l. Provisionals.The figures 490 and 170 explain a cover with a tax of 490l. (this one) and another one with 170l. were delivered that day. Rate 3xFrench 20-25g=450l.+40l. local 15-30g=490 lepta. A very fine and impressive franking of the greatest rarity. (Hellas 21a+12Ia).

EL

3000 â‚Ź

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Letter from London Oct. 30 1862 to Syra Oct. 26 1862 via Calais taxed upon arrival with the normal rate of 170 lepta consisting of 40l. Paris print, 6 pieces (a strip of 3 and 3 single) 5l. Provisional, 20l. and 80l. consecutive. A spectacular and rare item. (Hellas 6b+11Ib+19b+21a).

EL

2500 â‚Ź


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155

Cover from Patras March 11 1864 with French ship “Piroscafi Postali Francesi” to Messina March 28 1864 with the rate 112 lepta and the very rare 1l. deep chocolate, 2x5l. green Provisional, 1l. brown, 2x10l. orange and 2x40l. mauve on blue Defenitive. Very fine and rare and of great visual appeal. (Hellas 9IIa+11Ia+15b+18b+20Ib).

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C

3000 €

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1862/67 Consecutive Athens Printings

156

62

1 Lepton: The unused selection on original exhibition page comprising 16 singles, strip of six and a block of six showing shades and varieties including a corner copy with contol cachet “ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ” ON FRONT. The strip of six to our opinion is an important rarity. To be examined. (Hellas 15A+15a+15b+15c+15d).

*/(*)

1800 €


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157

Letter sheet from Kymi Dec 6, 1869 to Athens with a strip of 6, a pair of the 2l. Def. Athens and a margin strip of 4 of 1l., making altogether the single rate of 20l. A fine and unique franking to make the 20l. domestic rate. (Hellas 15b+16b).

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1200 â‚Ź

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158

64

2 Lepta: The unused and used selection on exhibition page comprising 11 singles, pair, strip of three and 3 mint block of four. Fine group. (Hellas 16a+16b+16c).

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300 â‚Ź


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159

Cover from Constantinople Sept 4, 1871 unpaid to Ithaca Sept 13 taxed with 80 under the stamp for a double weight, but franked only with 2l. Definitive Athens Printing. Opinion P.Holcombe. (Hellas 16b).

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C

1000 â‚Ź

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160

Lot including with 8 x 5 lepta green and yellow green plus a 5l. olive-green (pos.150) with the cachet “ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ” complete on reverse. All items used, one tied by a superb Skopelos “85” cds. Olive-green stamp with light hozintal crease, the rest from very fine to superb copies. (Hellas 17a+17b+17c).

o

450 €

161

5l. green in right marginal copy, mint. Early prints (end of 1862 but in use much later in 1868 up to 1871). Very fine. (Hellas 17a).

*

300 €

162

5l. green (pos.72), plate flaw dotted cheek lines, mint. A tiny tear at upper right corner in margin only. Full original gum and good to large margins all around. Very fine and scarce in mint. (Hellas 17a5F13).

*

200 €

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163

5l. green in strip of four tied by Methoni “27” cds. Very fine. (Hellas 17a).

o

125 €

164

5l. green in an emerald colour shade, unused. Good to large margins all around but light horizontal crease and a small tear at right margin. Still a nice example of this colour shade. (Hellas 17a).

(*)

100 €

165

5l. yellow-green in unused block of four, thin on one otherwise very fine. (Hellas 17b).

(*)

400 €

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166

5l. yellow-green in used block of eight. Some faults as expected otherwise fine. This is the largest known used multiple. (Hellas 17b).

o

4000 â‚Ź

167

5l. yellow-green with trial perforation in Corfou. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 17b).

o

100 â‚Ź

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168

2x5l. yellow-green. Two used examples showing impressions of the dividing insert of the printing plate both, before and after the control figure, one very fine, the other touched. One copy canc. “ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ*14.ΑΥΓ.74” (pos.20) is the copy mentioned by Koundouros (Kound. 29.3.1). Rare varieties. One stamp with P.Holcombe certificate (1991). (Hellas 17b).

o

400 €

169

5l. yellow-green with double control figures (Kound. 29.2.b), used. Touched at right but very rare. This stamp is mentioned by Koundouros under 29.2.b case. (Hellas 17bNoI).

o

800 €

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170

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Insuficiently prepaid letter (ΠΛΗΡ. ΑΝΕΠΑΡΚΗΣ) from Argos June 24th, 1864 to Tripolis, there taxed with “20” and franked with a block of four of the 5l. to pay these 20l. The letter is repaired from the backside but it is the only block of the 5l. Definitive Printing on cover not only in the combination of “ΠΛΗΡ.ΑΝΕΠΑΡΚΗΣ” (insufficiently prepaid). Fine and very rare. (Hellas 17b+19b).

EL

4000 €


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171

Cover from Zakynthos Dec 23, 1880 via Kerkyra to Venezia with a strip of 6 of the 5l. Definitive Athens. These stamps were printed in 1863, 17 years earlier-very late use. A most exquisite and unique UPU usage. (Hellas 17b).

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C

1800 â‚Ź

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172

10l. yellow-orange in mint block of four. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 18a).

173

174

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*

3000 €

10l. yellow-orange, unused. Very fine. (Hellas 18a).

(*)

300 €

10l. yellow-orange in used strip of four (pos.1-4). Grooms characterisitc “0” No.15 (pos.1). Second stamp with thinning while scissors cut between second and third stamp, otherwise fine and rare. (Hellas 18a).

o

400 €


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175

Letter sheet from Syros 17.4.1863 with French ship to Tripolis paid with a strip of 3 of 10l. Definitive Athens. Very fine and scarce. (Hellas 18a).

EL

400 €

176

10l. orange in corner copy (pos.10), mint. Full original gum and very large margins all around. Superb. (Hellas 18b).

*

300 €

177

10l. orange, unused. Nice copy. (Hellas 18b).

(*)

300 €

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178

10l. orange used with blue “101” postmark of IBRAILA a perfect strike! Extremely rare. Certificates and APS (1979) and P.Holcombe (1991). (Hellas 18b).

o

450 €

179

Single rate letter sheet from Nauplion 9.11.1862 to Tripolis franked with the earliest date of a 10l. Definitive Athens Printing and the earliest date of a cancel type II on a stamp. Absolutely beautiful entire. (Hellas 18b).

EL

400 €

180

10l. reddish flesh (salmon), used. Enormous margins all around. Superb and very rare. (Hellas 18c).

o

5000 €

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10l. oarge on blue in mint corner copy (pos.1). Absolutely superb. A gem!. Ex Ferrari. (Hellas 18d).

182

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*

900 €

10l. orange on blue, unused. Parts of the original gum only. Good/even margins all around. Very fine. (Hellas 18d).

(*)

300 €

183

10l. yellow-orange on blue in used strip of five. Fine and very rare. (Hellas 18d).

o

450 €

184

10l. yellow-orange on blue with control figures printed inverted on the face, ZANTE ERROR (Kound. 30.1). Cut at left, too much paper at right (Greek cut) but a fair example of this most important and spectacular rare error. (Hellas 18dNn).

o

5000 €

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185

10l. orange on blue with double control figures (Kound. 30.3.f). Long tear but very rare, an elusive stamp. (Hellas 18dNoI).

o

800 €

186

The “01” instead of “10” error (Kound. 30.4): 3 pairs (2 vertical) and a strip of three showing all existing positions, four of the items are on blue paper which are much scarcer. Only one in a sheet. (Hellas 18ba+18d+18e).

o

400 €

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187

10l. red-orange on blue, unused. Large part of the original gum. Clear-good to large margins. (Hellas 18e).

(*)

300 €

188

10l. red-orange on blue in used strip of five. Touched at left, otherwise fine and very rare. (Hellas 18e).

o

450 €

189

10l. red-orange on blue in irregular strip of six used 23rd Aug, 1867 on cover from Kalamai to Triest. One stamp touched at left, otherwise fine and very rare franking. (Hellas 18e).

EL

1000 €

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190

10l. red-orange, mint. Fresh colour, full original gum, good-large margins. Very fine. (Hellas 18ba).

*

250 €

191

10l. red-orange, unused. Good/even margins all around. Very fine. (Hellas 18ba).

(*)

250 €

192

10l. red-orange (pos.9), plate flaw white dot in floret, used. An amazing deep shade. Very fine and very rare in this colour shade. (Hellas 18ba).

o

50 €

193

10l. reddish flesh (salmon) on blue, used. Superb. A most elusive rarity. (Hellas 18g).

o

7500 €

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194

Letter sheet from Athens May 9, 1862 with 20l. This is the earliest known example of all the Definitive Athens Printings with foulage and a soft printing. A very fine lot for the specialist. (Hellas 19A).

EL

1000 €

195

20l. blue, used. Control numbers very characteristic of 1862 printings. Very fine printing outcome, no contour at all with excellent spandrels and strong relief. Two narrow and two very large margins. Very fine for this rare stamp. (Hellas 19A).

o

300 €

196

20l. bright sky-blue, unused. Three clear-good, one very narrow margins. Still a nice copy. (Hellas 19a).

(*)

180 €

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197

20l. sky-blue tied municipal cancellation “ΔΤ 48 (?)” (three strikes). Very fine and rare. (Hellas 19a).

o

200 €

198

20l. sky-blue (pos.63), Control number “80” instead of “20” (Kound. 31.2), canc. “ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*11.ΙΑΝ.63” (correct period of circulation for this). Good/even margins all around. Superb for this great rarity, almost never found in this quality. (Hellas 19aNe).

o

1100 €

199

20l. sky-blue with “double C.F.” (Kound. 31.3.f), fine and rare. (Hellas 19aNo).

o

400 €

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200 20l. blue in mint block of four. Bottom pair with gum creases otherwise fine and rare. (Hellas 19b).

*

1800 €

201

20l. blue, mint. Full original gum, large margins. Very fine. (Hellas 19b).

*

180 €

202

20l. blue in lower marginal copy, unused. Very fine. (Hellas 19b).

(*)

180 €

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20l. blue (pos.17), plate flaw white spot on the Greek border, unused. Nice copy and scarce in unused. (Hellas 19b).

(*)

180 €

204 20l. blue (pos.10) with part of cachet “ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ” in blue on reverse and 20l. blue (pos.150/1867 issue) with complete cachet “ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ” in black. Pos.150 stamp tied by Areopolis “34” cds. Very fine and rare. (Hellas 19b).

o

120 €

205

o

500 €

82

20l. blue, double control figures (Kound. 31.3.f). Very fine and very rare. This item is mentioned by Koundouros in his study. Ex Ferrari. (Hellas 19bNoI).


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206 Very clear print of the most beautiful Definitive Athens Printing of January 1863. Letter from Candia (Austrian P.O. in Crete 19.1.1863 paid in cash with 10 soldi - Franco cancel under the Greek stamps) taxed in Syra 8.1.1863 with 40 lepta consisting 2x20l blue for a weight between 15 and 17,5gr, single Austrian and double Greek. A beautiful and rare entire letter. (Hellas 19b).

EL

700 €

207

20l. grey-blue with “extremely displaced C.F.” (Kound. 31.4) producing a spectacular result. Small faults, but extremely rare. (Hellas 19c).

o

400 €

208 20l. dark grey-blue (strongly oxidized corners) in left marginal copy, unused. Rare in unused. Very fine for this. (Hellas 19d).

(*)

180 €

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209 20l. dark grey-blue (strongly oxidized corners/pos.17), double control numbers in a distance of 2.5mm vertically (Kound. 31.3.h) tied by Syros “67” cds, P.O. not mentioned in Koundouros study. Also plate flaw white spot on the Greek border. Cleargood margins but a narrow spot at lower left. Very fine for this rare control number error. (Hellas 19dNoI).

210

84

o

Registered Telegram from Tripolis Aug. 23rd 1864 (on reverse the seals of the Telegra- PRESS feion Tripolis 12) to Gytheion, franked with two 20l. grey-blue. No other registered telegram known. A very fine and most important history document. Unique. (Hellas 19d).

400 €

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211

Cover from Syros Jul. 17 1866 via Athens to Tripolis. Double weight with 2 different colour of 20l. on greenish paper, very fine and rare co-existence of different shades of the same value. (Hellas 19d+19e).

C

400 €

212

20l. blue on green, mint. Full original gum. Very fine and rare in mint. (Hellas 19e).

*

900 €

213

20l. blue on green used strip of 5, two stamps shaved on top and a thin, otherwise fine and very rare. (Hellas 19e).

o

800 €

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214

Strip of 3 of 20l. blue on greenish paper on a triple weight entire letter of Sept. 21 1866 from Aighion, fine and scarce. (Hellas 19e).

EL

400 €

215

20l. deep blue used strip of 4 (pos.87-90) with plate flaw on pos.89, very fine and rare. (Hellas 19f).

o

400 €

216

20l. deep blue on used right marginal strip of three. Superb and rare. (Hellas 19f).

o

300 €

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217

40l. light mauve on blue mint, very fine and rare. (Hellas 20IA).

*

1500 €

218

40l. light mauve on blue used strip of 4, small faults but very rare. (Hellas 20Ia).

o

750 €

219

Letter sheet from Manchester Dec 24, 1867 via Calais-French accountancy mark “F.54”-and left Marseille with ship “Illissus” de la ligne X to Syra, where it was taxed as double weight with 220l.- 5 pieces of 40L. including 2 pairs and a 20l. Fine and extremely rare. (Hellas 20Ia+19b).

EL

1800 €

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220

40l. mauve on blue (oxidized colour), unused. Very fine. (Hellas 20Ib).

(*)

200 €

221

“ΓΑΛΑΖΙΟΝ” (ΜΟΛΔΑΥΙΑ) “100” postmak (“GALAZION” (MOLDAVIA)), a perfect strike in blue with a second light on 40l. mauve. A great rarity. Cert. Holcombe, APS.

o

1500 €

222

“CEFALONIA” the handstamp of Austrian consulat on the island, a very good strike on 40l. mauve. A great rarity. (Hellas 20Ib).

o

4000 €

223

40l. grey-mauve on blue canc. “ΑΘΗΝΑΙ*27.ΣΕΠΤ.1865”. This is the earliest known date of use recorded for this stamp. Rare and important. (Hellas 20Id).

o

60 €

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224

40l. grey-mauve on blue cancelled linear “ΕΠΛΗΡΩΘΗ” (paid) and handwritten obliteration also. Fiscal use. Rare. (Hellas 20Id).

o

200 €

225

40l. grey-mauve on blue showing “broken 0” at reverse. Faults but the only one we have ever seen. (Hellas 20Id var).

o

900 €

226

40l. greyish rose on grey-lilac unused corner copy, superb, an amazing stamp. (Hellas 20IIa).

(*)

1000 €

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227

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Unfranked letter sheet from London (TOO-LATE G.P.O.) via Calais to Athens and taxed Dec 15th, 1866 with 170 L. Strip of four 40l. greyish rose on grey-lilac (second largest unit) and 10l. red-orange in a very early use cancelled with the rare Athens cancel with straight letters. Nice looking and extremely rare postal history item. (Hellas 20IIa+18ba).

EL

2500 â‚Ź


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228

Lot including 5x80l. carmine and rose carmine (orange CF), all used. One with a light horizontal crease, the rest very fine. (Hellas 21a+21b).

o

300 €

229

80l. carmine (orange CF) with vertically laid background, unused. Clear-good/even margins. Very fine for this scarce item. (Hellas 21a).

(*)

400 €

230

80l. rose carmine, early prints May 1862, unused. (Hellas 22A).

(*)

100 €

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231

80l. rose carmine in upper marginal mint pair. Very fine. (Hellas 22a).

*

50 €

232

80l. rose-carmine (pos.86), plate flaw thin circle, mint. Very fine. (Hellas 22aCF2).

*

25 €

233

80l. rose-carmine, unused. Large margins. Very fine. (Hellas 22a).

(*)

25 €

234

80l. rose-carmine used strip of 4, last stamp with “inverted 8”, small thin on margin, otherwise fine and very rare in a strip. (Hellas 22aNa).

o

550 €

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80l. rose carmine in used vertical strip of three. Touched at upper margin, while lower stamp thinned. Still fine and scarce. (Hellas 22a).

o

100 €

236

80l. rose-carmine with English “D46” cancel on arrival. Rare. (Hellas 22a).

o

100 €

237

80l. rose-carmine with part of “LETTERE ARRIVATO COL VAPORE DAL LEVANTE” cachet. (Hellas 22a).

o

100 €

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238

80l. rose-carmine with Belgium rural cancel 14 bars on arrival. Rare. (Hellas 22a).

o

100 €

239

80l. carmine in right marginal mint bl.10, 8 stamps never hinged. Fresh colour, full original gum but a light gum crack. Still a very fine and attractive large multiple. (Hellas 22b).

**/*

250 €

240 80l. deep carmine, mint. Very fine. (Hellas 22b).

*

25 €

241

o

50 €

94

80l. carmine in used pair. Very fine. (Hellas 22b).


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INVERTED CONTROL FIGURE “80” USED ON FRONT. 80l. deep carmine with inverted control figure used on front of printed form together with 1871/76 red-orange (touched at right). The 80l. is in absolutely immaculate condition with good to excellent margins and good cancel. Only two known (see Coundouros 33.1 p.90). A most important rarity and a marvelous postal history exhibition item. (Hellas 22bNm+40b).

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Δ

12000 €

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243

80l. deep carmine used with “double C.F.” cancelled with Patras 21.12.1870, not recorded by Koundouros, fine and rare. (Hellas 22b).

244 Cover from Kerkyra(Corfu) Aug. 16 1868 to Leukas Aug. 17 with 2 vertical strips of 5l. and 20l. making a triple weight with 75 lepta for the reduced tax of 25 lepta for Austrian Lloyd between the islands. Very fine and rare franking. (Hellas 17a+19b).

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o

1500 €

C

700 €


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245

Unpaid letter sheet from Triest Sept 8, 1866 to Kalamai Sept 4, 1866 taxed with the normal rate of 75 Lepta, but the stamps are a strip of 3 of 20l. on greenish paper, a 5l. and instead of 10l. there is a 2l. of nearly the same colour as fraud pretending to be a 10l. Result: 8 Lepta in favour of the postman! Very fine and rare. (Hellas 16b+17c+19e).

EL

1000 â‚Ź

246

Double-rate letter sheet with the Austrian Lloyd rate of 26x2=52l. between the former Ionian Islands from Kerkyra (Corfu) Aug 26th, 1867 to Kythira with fumigation slits. A fine and rare franking. (Hellas 15c+18d+20Ia).

EL

600 â‚Ź

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Registered letter with 104L. (double weight for special Austrian Lloyd rate- and again doubled for registration) from Argostolion Aug 30th, 1867 to Kerkyra. The only known registered letter between the Islands. A very fine REGISTERED inter-Ionian Island rate of the greatest rarity. Most probably unique. Certificate P.Holcombe (1988). (Hellas 15ba+19f+22a).

Δ

2500 €

248 Letter sheet from London Aug 6, 1863 unpaid via Marseille to Syros Aug 1, 1863 taxed with 245 lepta (150+75+20l. up to 10g). This is the earliest date for the use of the 5l. Definitive Athens Printings which was the last value put in use of this issue and it is more than one year later as normally stated! Fine and rare. (Hellas 17a+22b).

EL

1400 €

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249

Letter from Prevesa 9.6.1866 with the famous 9 Soldi franking to Kerkyra 29.5 (normal Levant-rate 10 Sdi but 1 Sdo discount for the use of the ferry to Kerkyra) taxed with the local 20l. for Greece. Very fine and very rare.

EL

2500 â‚Ź

250

EL from Jerusalem (Palestine) 12.2.1875 paid with 15Sdi (no harbour) via Lloyd Agenzie Smirne to Athens. A very fine and very rare postal history document of great importance.

EL

10000 â‚Ź

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251

Galatz was under Hungarian administration from 15.5.1867 to 31.3.1869. Letter sheet from Galatz 8.3.1868 paid with 30Sdi to Corfu taxed with the inland rate of 20l. A fine and rare postal history item.

EL

2500 â‚Ź

252

Letter sheet from Volo- Egyptian P.O.-4.3.1871 franked with 1 Piaster to the Greek border and taxed in Syros 21.2 with 40l. for more than 15gr. Very fine and extremely rare usage from Volos Egyptian P.O.

EL

2000 â‚Ź

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Letter sheet from Rostow 17.4.1867 with uncancelled 34Kop. via Constantinople to Syra 6.5 with French ship taxed with 65l. for 7.5 to 10g (1.5x30+20 Greek = 65 Lepta). Beautiful and most impressive.

EL

1500 â‚Ź

254

Letter sheet from Odessa 2.11.1874 paid with 20Kop. to the Russian P.O. in Constantinople (rare) 4.11 to the Greek P.O. 5.11 and to Syra there taxed with 45l. for French ship (single rate). Very fine.

EL

1250 â‚Ź

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255

Letter sheet from Constantinople (Turquie) 18.9.1867 underpaid with 40cts instead of 50cts “Affranchissement Insuffisant” to Athens 8.11 taxed with the reduced amount of 50 lepta. Fine and rare.

EL

1200 €

256

Double rate Cover from Rome Mar 16, 1870 franked with 40cmi via Brindisi to Corfu Mar 9 taxed with 90 lepta. Fine and rare combination.

C

1700 €

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Mail between Greece and Italy: Cover A: Underpaid letter from Naples 4.3.1871 paid with 20cmi instead of 60cmi marked “Francobollo Insufficiente” the missing amount of 40 cmi was paid with 45l. in Corfu for transport with Italian ship - paid and unpaid letters cost the same. Cover B: Underpaid letter from Catania 27.11.1869 paid with 40cmi instead of 80cmi the missing amount of 40cmi was paid with 45l. in Patras 23.11 transport with French ship, which was more expensive as the Italian. A beautiful and rare duo.

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EL

1500 €

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258

Letter from Vienna 23.6.1866 underpaid with 15 Kreuzer instead of 30Kr because of the Convention between the Austrian Lloyd and Greece regarding the former Ionian Islands the missing amount noted with 15 (Kr) and taxed in Corfu with 65l. Rate 15x3=45+20 local = 65 lepta. Very fine and very rare impressive item. Certificate Guy de Vachat.

EL

1800 €

259

Letter from Trieste 26.8.1871 underpaid with 15 Kr instead of 20Kr the missing 5 were doubled to 10 and transferred to 45l. this amount is much too high -correct rate should be 27l. nobody neither in Austria nor in Greece can explain this amount-so it is called “the mystery 45l.”. A clean and beautiful combination cover.

EL

1200 €

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260 Letter from Hienberg 23.4.1870 underpaid with 15Kr instead of 25Kr (10 missing + 5 fine) via Vienna and Trieste “Affr. Insuff.” to Athens 23.4 transferred to 58l. A very fine and unique postal history document.

C

1500 €

261

C

800 €

Cover from London 24.10.1872 underpaid with 3d instead of 8d marked “Insufficiently Prepaid” taxed in Athens with 80l. Rate 3dx11.5=34 1/2l. unpaid costs 115l. 34 1/2=80l. Fine combination.

105


A.Karamitsos

262

106

June 2nd, 2018 / Athens Hilton

Letter from Lyon 8.2.1872 franked with 50cts instead of 60cts “Affranchissement Insuffisant” unpaid letter costs 90l. french tax figure 40 with ship “Tanais U4” to Athens 4.2.1872. Rate unpaid 90l.-50=40l. (earliest use of 40l. Meshed paper). Fine and rare.

EL

1000 €


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