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This auction took place on 10 November 2016. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 154 - Greece
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
896
 M
 Used
1861-87 Large Hermes Heads, the very fine collection with 1861 Paris printing set of seven U with fine and scarce 10L with large figures, thereafter with specialised study of the issue with 1L unused (possibly of Proof status) & U (5), 2L unused (5) & U (7), 5L unused & U (5), 20L U (7), 40L U (7), 80L U (8) & 10L (2), 1862 1st Athens Provisional printing with 2L U (3), 5L unused & U (5), 10L U (3), 20L U (5, one signed Holcombe), 40L U (3) a few with yellow 'wash', 1st Athens 'Fine' printing with 1L unused (3) & U (4), 2L U (4), 5L U (5), 10L U (4), 20L U (2), 40L U (2) & 80L (4), thereafter with 1862-67 2nd Athens printing with outstanding study (200+), both M & U, with 1L & 2L in M blocks, 20L deep blue on blued unused with o.g, vast range of shades, small plate flaws, cancellation interest on the issue with most stamps being choice examples with four margins. 1867-71 with further fine study incl. 20L in marginal strip of three U, fine pair used in Alexandria, Egypt with '97' numeral,, 1870 'German' printing with 1L M (10) & U, 20L U (14), 1870-71 printing with cleaned plates incl. 40L salmon with rare unused o.g example & U (11), 1872-75 transparent paper printing with 5L green U (30+), 10L U (11 incl. lavender paper example), 20L U (25), 40L with unused in pale olive or bistre on bluish (8) and U (17), 40L mauve on blued U (20+), 1875-80 issue with 5L & 40L buff (7) M & extensive used study of all vals (100+), 1875 Paris & Athens 30L & 60L vals incl. Paris 60L green M (4) & U (6), 1881-87 later printings with blocks of 1L M (3) & U, 2L, 5L 10L in M blocks (2) and extensive U examples. A collection with enormous catalogue value with many superb examples noted, seldom encountered so fine, a wonderful lot. £3000 to 3500 £4600.00
897
Used (on letter or envelope)
1845-87 Large Hermes Heads collection with 1845 Athens stampless entire, scarce 1862 entire from Argos to Patras with 1st Athens provisional 20L blue, further 14 covers with single 20L blue frankings from Aigion, Lamia, Laurion, Piraeus, Pylos, Sparta, Zakynthos, 30L brown on covers to Italy (2), and another incoming from Constantinople, 1867 taxed cover from Trieste with 20L & 40L, 1866 taxed covers (2) each with 10L & 40L, postal stationery apparently complete with cards showing varieties and incl. 1883 set of three reply cards opts, 'Specimen' on each etc., Condition varies but many fine covers/cards (36) present. £450 to 550 £225.00
898
 M
 Used
1861-1986 M & U collection of 1161 stamps housed in two Alpha Major albums. £100 to 150 N/S
899   Used (on letter or envelope)
1862-67 Large Hermes 2nd Athens 2L brown, 10L orange on blued, 40L mauve on blue & 80L carmine all overlapped & used to pay Postage Due on incoming unpaid 1867 cover from Paris, france to Syros, tied by 'Syros' d/stamps (July 1). Some creasing but a rare & attractive four colour franking - for a further example see Chauvet page 124. £100 to 120 £50.00
900
Used (on letter or envelope)
1862-67 Large Hermes 2nd Athens 5L green on greenish, 20L blue & 40L rosy mauve on blued, all with clear to good margins, used on 1869 cover to Genoa via Brindisi, tied by '67' lozenge of Syros on despatch. Framed 'Piroscafi/Postali/Austriaci' above in black. An attractive franking. £100 to 130 £130.00
901
Used (on letter or envelope)
1872-75 Large Hermes 40L dull rosy mauve on blued, a fine large margined example used on 1873 cover to Syros, tied by fine strike of 'Thessalonika/(Turquie)' d/stamp in black (Oct 10) with repeated strike at right. Piracus & Syra d/stamps on reverse of an attractive cover, SG.43. £80 to 120 £40.00
902
Used (on letter or envelope)
1872-75 Large Hermes 20L blue, four examples, one touched at right, used on 1874 quadruple rate internal cover from Tripolis to Athens tied by three strikes of 'Tripolis/18' date stamps in black. File folds away from adhesives but scarce usage. £80 to 120 £80.00
903
 M
 Used
1889-1900c Small Hermes Head collection, from 1889 Athens printing, the imperforate with 1L in unused blocks & a dramatic used (severed) block of 37, 2L in unused blocks incl. one of ten & another 15, 5L in unused blocks, 10L unused (23) incl. a block of ten, 20L unused (33 incl. blocks) & used multiples, 25L blue unused (9), 25L purple in unused blocks of four & delightful block of 20, 40L unused block, rare 1dr grey unused (2); P.13½ incl. 1L block of six unused, 20L rose unused (4), single 40L purple unused or P.11½ incl. 40L purple unused, 1896 'Drunken' issue with 5L printed in red & 10L in green imperf & perf blocks; together with covers (10) either internal or at 25L rate to UK including cover with 1896 Olympic mixed franking. Another splendid collection, condition generally fine to very fine throughout. £1500 to 2200 £1600.00
904
 M
1900-01 Small Hermes 2dr on Athens printing 40L purple imperforate, a fine example with large margins all round, large part o.g. A rare stamp, signed Holcombe, SG.124. £100 to 120 £100.00
905
 M
1900-01 Small Hermes 2dr on Belgian Printing 40L bright mauve imperforate, large margins all round, a fine M example with large part o.g. Signed Roumet, Cert Raybaudi, SG.128. £70 to 100 £105.00
906
 M
1900-01 Small Hermes 2dr on Belgian Printing 40L bright mauve P.11½, fine M example with large part o.g. Cert E Diena, SG.129. £65 to 85 £86.00
907
 M
 Used
1900-02 'Flying Hermes specialised collection of this Perkins Bacon issue with set of 14 to 5dr unused, set of 14 on thick paper in blocks unused, remarkable Proofs of 40L black in blocks of 8 & 12, set on thin paper mostly in multiples with comparison of the two dies incl. partly imperf. block of 50L, the 1L in P.12½ block of 4 & rare P.14 x imperf. vertical pair unused, watermarked imperforates largely in pairs or blocks with values to 50L unused (2), no wmk imperf Colour Trials on very thick card paper (13) incl. multiples, Colour Trial Proofs on a variety of papers & values (14). Proofs of the set in black (14) imperf; further Proofs in black on chamois paper with 2L, 5L, 10L, 20L & 30L in matching blocks of 16, postal stationery cards with 5L & 10L optd. SPECIMEN, private 5L green cards with illustrations (2) unused & used, 10L used from Limne, scarce 1901 Money Order internal forms from 50L, 1dr & 3dr, 40l unused, 1902 International use 50L, 2dr & 2dr, 25L cards unused, 1902 Hermes set of five unused & imperforate trials in black on cream paper for 1L & 5L. A remarkable & most attractive collection. £1000 to 1200 £1950.00
908
 M
Used (on letter or envelope)
1901-13 Collection with overprinted 'Greek Administration issues, incl. 1901 20L block of four with diagonal opt. U, opt. in black on 1911 engraved issue complete to scarce 10dr & 25dr deep blue unused, further values with opt. misplaced, double & with erroneous lettering in opt, Opt. reading down in black on engraved issue incl. scarce 2dr & 3dr & rare 5dr & 25dr values unused. Opt reading up in red on engraved issue incl. 2dr, 5dr & rare 25dr values unused, reading down in red on 25dr deep blue, similar fine selection of unused Postage Dues optd in black & red; 1912-13 postal stationery with cards/letter cards optd as above (19 different) incl. three with opt varieties unused, also four items from the Victory issue. A fine collection, many of the better values signed, SG. 231AX-264X. £650 to 800 £760.00
909
 Unused
1906 Olympics 'Victory' 10L carmine, a fine imperforate pair on watermarked paper, unused without gum, SG.187a. Scarce & VF. Cat. £325 £80 to 100 £92.00
910
 M
1906 Olympics set of 14 values, fresh & fine M, SG.183-196. A fine & scarce set. Cat. £550 £120 to 180 £230.00
911
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
Collection of 'Hermes & Iris' issue with 1911 engraved set of 16 fine unused (SG. Cat. £550+) incl. scarce 10dr blue, imperforate pairs of 1L, 5L & 10L unused, lithographed 1912 set with 1L in imperf. block of four, 30L & 80L imperf. marginal singles, 15L block with pre printing paper folds, plentiful array of unused blocks incl. 80L in block of 25, 3dr, 5dr, 10dr & 25dr, rare 1921 newly engraved printings with 3dr unused (3), 5dr (2) & 10dr unused, postal stationery cards, scarce 5L Money Order form unused & scarcer surcharged Money Order 25L, card for parcel usage unused, Military concession cards, varieties abound throughout. A splendid lot. £500 to 650 £680.00
912

1911 Engraved Colour Trial pairs on thick card paper in a variety of colours with 18 pairs showing the complete set to 10dr, with additional 1L, 3L (2) & 10L values (2), 20L, 25L, 30L, 40L & 50L. A scarce & attractive group. £150 to 200 £210.00
913
Used (on letter or envelope)
1912 cover from Chios (Scio) to Constantinople with superb ROPIT/CHIOS c.d.s. in black (Dec 7) & large circular negative 'Chio/Poste Russe/Gratuit' hand stamp (Russian P.O/Free) at left. Reverse with Athens machine cancel of arrival (Dec 12). Scarce & fine. £120 to 140 £60.00
914
 UM
1913 Victory set of 16 vals UM, fresh & VF set. Rare. SG.252A/267A. Cat. £1600 £300 to 400 £560.00
915
 M
 Used
1916 'Venizelist' issues optd. 'ET', collection with engraved issue to 10dr deep blue unused, Venizelos Essay set of five, 'Iris' issue set of eleven to 25dr unused & the rare set of eleven complete in imperforate pairs unused, 1917 'KP' Social Providence issue with splendid study incl. 5L on 1dr black imperforate from left of sheet & most values with multiples, retouches & overprint varieties noted, Victory issue optd. with 5L on 25L & 5L on 40L blocks with inverted opt & 5L on 50L with block showing double opt variety, 1917 italic 'KP' surcharge on rouletted fiscal issue complete excl. 20 on 20L & 20L on 60l unused study of 5L on 50L purple & red etc. An unusual & generally very fine collection, SG.269/C341. £350 to 450 £490.00
916
 M
 Used
1923 'Revolution/1922' overprinted issue on stamps of Greece, Crete & Postage Dues, with complete set (SG.340/402) unused incl. the rarities with outstanding & very rare unissued 10dr on Victory issue, 10dr carmine (Cert BPA) Cat. £1900, 10L on Crete 20L blue-green (signed), 50L on Crete 50L brown, 5dr on Crete 5dr black & olive-green (signed). An extremely rare complete set, largely extremely fresh & fine o.g. SG.340/402, Cat. £4500. £800 to 1200 £1300.00
917
 M
 Used
Collection with 1929 Red Cross Charity issue 10l pairs imperf. & imperf. between unused, 1926 Italy-Greece-Turkey flight essays, 1926 Airmail set unused, 1926 Athens-Brindisi flight cover, 1927-35 pictorial definitives with exhaustive study of the issue with numerous multiples, perf. varieties & flaws incl. original 1927 printings of 2dr unused (6) incl. block, 3dr unused (5), 5dr unused, 10dr unused (2), 15dr unused (4), 25dr unused (3 - one with 'smoke' flaw), 1931 Perkins Bacon 1dr in imprint strips (2) of six unused, 1933 Aspiotis 2dr in sheet of 50 unused, 1935 10dr re-engraved (3) unused, 1934 Polish printing 15dr (2) unused, 1935 25dr re-engraved unused; 1927 Favier & Navarino sets unused & used, 1930 Independence set of 18 unused, 1930 Official 1.50dr Parthenon stationery envelope with & without wmk. unused (scarce), 1933 Zeppelin set of three unused, 1933 both Airmail sets of seven unused, scarce 1934 Athens Stadium 8dr blue unused (2) - differing perfs, 1935 Airmail set of 14 unused, 1939 Ionian set unused. A marvellous lot with postal stationery incl. 1940-41 illustrated cards, military cards & a few covers. £2500 to 3000 £1250.00
918
 UM
1933 (Nov/Dec) Youth of Marathon, set of three values, fresh & fine UM (75d a few short perfs at right side). Rare set so fine, SG.475/477. Cat. £1900 £450 to 550 £660.00
919

1940 Greek National Youth Organisation, airmail, the complete Proof set of ten values, imperforate on thick card, printed in slightly paler colours than the issued set. Extremely rare, SG. 534/543. £400 to 650 £400.00
920

1940 Greek National Youth Organisation Postage, the complete Proof set of ten values, imperforate om thick card, printed in slightly paler colours than the issued set, fresh & fine. Extremely rare, SG. 534/543. £400 to 650 £400.00
921
 UM
1940 Greek National Youth Organisation, the Postage & Airmail sets complete UM with Postage set superb incl. 100dr UM, the Airmail set of ten very fine but for slight toning on top values, SG.534/553. Cat. £1750 £300 to 400 £520.00
922
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940 Greek National Youth Organisation, 2 lepta brown postal stationery cards, the complete set of 15 with illustrated backs incl. Cyclists, Discus Thrower, Javelin Throwers & Phalangists etc. Fresh & fine unused. Rare, H & G 41a. £80 to 100 £40.00
923
 M
Used (on letter or envelope)
1941-44 (WWII) The three volume collection with Greek Occupation of Albania issues complete unused (SG.1/45), Greece 1941 Airmail set with 10L & 2dr with opt. inverted varieties (signed), 1941 Anti TB 50L on 10L opt inverted unused, 1941 illustrated stationery card set of six, 1942 Pictorials with most values in unused sheets, 1944 Anti TB 100dr & 25,000dr on 2dr with double or inverted opts. together with unused postal stationery of the period & covers showing German, Greek or Italian censors (32), 1943 FPO card from German Forces, scarce 1944 stampless inflation cover from Volos annotated as prepaid at 8 million drachmas, 1944 Red Cross Delegation stampless cover & National Resistance issues from Epirus, Leukas & Lesbos etc. A fine collection. £350 to 450 £760.00
924
Used (on letter or envelope)
1941 (issued 1946) War Scenes, 2 lepta brown (postal stationery cards sold at 200 drachmas), the complete set of 12 with coloured illustrated backs, all unused or cancelled to order. Scarce set, H & G 42a. £70 to 90 £70.00
925
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
1944-64 The collection in two volumes with 1945 Regency issue set unused with 5dr ultramarine in imperf. pair, 1945 cover with 1-20dr values cancelled by VE Day celebration cachets, 1946 optd. set unused with duplication incl. 20dr on 500dr & 250dr on 20L each with opt. double unused, 5000dr on 15,000dr violet optd. in black (3) & in blue unused (two signed), Venizelos vals (2) each with doubling of the print unused, 1946 Monarchy 250dr on 3dr pair with inverted opt. unused, 1947 Victory set & scarce Restoration set unused, 1951 St Paul's set of four & scarce Restoration issue set of six unused, 1952 Anti Communist & Birthday sets unused, 1953 National Products set unused, 1954 NATO set of three unused & a range of covers/cards, mostly censored or with Exchange Control markings. An excellent lot. £500 to 750 £500.00
926
 UM
1946 Monarchy 600dr on 8d deep blue, a fine unused example with error, surcharged in red, fresh & fine UM o.g. signed, SG.644b. £80 to 100 £105.00
927
 UM
1954 Ancient Greek Art set of 12 values complete UM, the key 20,000dr value being corner marginal from lower left of sheet, SG.713/724. Cat. £325 (12) £70 to 90 £70.00
928
 UM
Used (on letter or envelope)
1954-2004 predominantly UM collection neatly laid out in black mounts on leaves along with a range of covers, cards & booklets, stamps appear to be a fine run through with several better sets incl. 1954 Union of Cyprus set UM (Cat £150), 1955-60 2d.50 Type I corner marginal block of four incl. single Type II (Cat. £105+), 1956 Royal Family set UM (Cat. £120), 1957 Royal Family set UM (Cat. £140), 1958 Ports UM (Cat. £110), 1959 Coins UM (Cat. £50), 1961 Tourist Publicity set UM (Cat. £55), another set bearing black lines for publicity brochure, 1961 Minoan Art set UM (Cat. £40) etc. Lovely clean lot. £300 to 500 £300.00
929
 M
 Used
EPIRUS Collection with 1911 Austrian P.O. cover with 1pi used from Janina, optd. on Turkey with rare 5dr on 50pi brown unused, 1914 lithographed definitive set unused & used plus a cover, rare 1914 Constantine set of ten used at Chimara, study of the unofficial 'Moschopolis' issue; Northern Epirus with 1914 issue incl. double or inverted opt. varieties, unissued opt. in red (4), 1915 with engraved 5dr grey-blue unused (signed) & a fine range of bogus issues, also Italian P.O. in Corfu with 1923 issues complete unused (Sassone 1/14). A fine collection. £400 to 550 £660.00
930
Used on piece or front
EPIRUS 1914 (Feb 10) Chimara 'Skull & Crossbones' issue hand stamped with seal in blue, the imperforate set of four values each used on small piece tied by 'Chimara' date stamps (Feb 11) in black. Scarce & very fine seldom seen genuine set, each signed Holcombe. £150 to 200 £390.00
931
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
SAMOS The specialised postal history collection with Austrian P.O. cover with 1909 usage with 1pi from Vathy & 1911 cover at Printed Matter rate of 10pa from Vathy to Argentina; French P.O with Vathy optd. 1pi on 25c used on 1894 cover & three further cards; Greek issues incl. unissued, 1912 Map issue unused plus a cover, Hermes issue study with unused & used, 1912 illustrated 5L card unused, Dec 1912 issues with varieties, 1913 Castle issue set of five unused with red 'TS' signature (four signed H.E. Sieger), 1dr & 2dr on covers (each signed Wenkums), rare Vathy Hospital set of 12 unused (without 'TS' signature) & Turkish Post Offices with 1905 5pa Printed Matter usage to Paris tied by 'Samos' c.d.s. in violet. A fresh & fine lot. £350 to 450 £640.00
932
 Unused
SAMOS 1878 First Issue (1pi) blue, Coat of Arms design, perforated on three sides & imperforate at base, thus from the lower horizontal row from the sheet (5 x 4) of 20 subjects (between positions 17-19), unused on white wove paper. A rare stamp with just one example known used prior to the Turkish authorities banning its use. Hellas 1b 1700 Euros £250 to 350 £520.00
933
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE 1900-1914 Collection in two albums with Provisional opts. in black with two 5dr, 1901 Postage Due set unused, 1901 no overprint set used, 1905 Pictorial set U, 1907 set of two unused & U, 1908 set of 12 unused & with 1l multiples showing 'E' reversed & inverted, 2L, 5L & 10L with varieties, 1909 optd. set unused, 1900-05 postal stationery cards complete unused, with used from Heraklion (2), Xania, postcards used (7), Greece Union 25L block, Revolutionary Govt. with Greek usages in Crete on covers & cards (6), study of 1905 'Therisson issue with genuine used set, reprints & forgeries, also a Sept 1905 cover, similar study of 1905 issue & fiscal usages (14) on range of documents etc. A fine lot. £250 to 350 £640.00
934
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE (Foreign Post Offices) 1868-1914 collection with Ottoman P.O. adhesives off cover with page of 'Heraklion' octagonal framed cancels on 11 stamps, 'Rethymnon' cancels on 1868-1892 issues, scarce 'Lasithion' on 1892 2pi struck in blue, 'Hania' cancels (16) & d/stamp usages from each town. Austrian P.O. with 1850 & 1855 entire letters to Trieste disinfected & struck with CANEA two line despatch dated in black or blue, 1867-76 10s blue on small cover tied 'Rettimo' c.d.s. & another from Canea, 1876 10s (2) on registered covers (2 - one with large 'Charge' in black), 1878 cover from HMS Sultan to UK with 5s, red (2), postal stationery usages & a range of the Austrian P.O. issues unused. French P.O. with 1902 issue unused & stationery cards or postcards (19); Italian P.O. with 1906 set unused incl. scarce 10c lake & 5L blue & rose, range of stationery cards, British Administration 1898 10pa in block of 16, 20pa blocks of 6 & 12, 1899 10pa brown in blocks of 8 (2), 20pa rose in block of 25 (Cat. £500), also further items shown to be forgeries, Russian Administration 1899 hand stamped on imperf. Eagle issues (14 stamps) with many signed. A generally fine & seldom seen collection. £1000 to 1400 £2100.00
935
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE (Austrian P.O) 1848 Entire letter from Hania (Xania) to Syros, Greece struck with scarce framed 'P.P' in black & oval framed 'Overseas' marking alongside. Disinfected with slits & charged '10' lepta in manuscript for inland delivery, with Syros arrival (Oct 31) on reverse of a fine & scarce entire. £80 to 100 £180.00
936
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE (Austrian P.O) 1862 entire letter to Trieste struck with superb RETTIMO d/stamp (13/10) in blue with red framed Trieste (23/X) arrival on reverse & charged '20' (soldi) due on receipt. A superb entire. £80 to 100 £80.00
937
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE (Austrian P.O) 1864 Austrian Italy Arms issue 15 soldi brown P.9½, two examples used on cover to Beirut cancelled by CANEA/3 GIUG despatch h/stamp in black. Reverse with 'Lloyd Agenzie/Smirne' transit c.d.s. (7/6) & obverse with BERUTTI Austrian P.O. arrival c.d.s. in brown (13/6). Faults at top of cover but scarce. £140 to 180 £140.00
938
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRETE (Austrian P.O) 1867 cover to Syros franked by Austrian Italy Arms issue 10s blue P.9½, tied by CANEA c.d.s. in brown (15/1). Taxed on arrival in Syros with 1862-67 Large Hermes 20L blue applied for inland delivery. Usual file folds but a fine & appealing usage. £120 to 150 £120.00
939

CRETE (Austrian P.O) 1908 Franz Joseph set of six values, all in imperforate Plate Proof horizontal pairs on surface coloured & glazed paper unused without gum, also the 10c red on rose paper & 25c blue on blued paper coloured through. A scarce & most attractive group, SG.F17/F24. £120 to 150 £120.00
940
Used on piece or front
CRETE (British Administration) 1898 20 paras bright violet, imperforate, a superb example used on small piece cancelled by straight line HERAKLION h/stamp in black. Superb & scarce, SG.1. £70 to 90 £130.00
941
 M
 Used
CRETE (Russian Administration) 1899-1900 collection with hand stamped on imperf. Eagle issues (14 stamps) with many signed, with 1m blue, 1m green (4) & 2m rose (2), 2m black (13) with blue or violet control h/stamps all used at Rethymnon (Rettimo); 1899 perforated Trident issue (no stars) with unused or used examples (64 stamps) & a range of annotated forgeries, 1899 Trident issue (with stars) with unused or U examples (52), range of unofficial imperforates & annotated forgeries. A seldom seen near complete collection with many scarce adhesives, SG.R1/R37. £300 to 400 £900.00
942
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
British Occupation of the Dodecanese Islands - 1945-47 collection with MEF issues with postmark interest throughout and covers (11), incl. 1946 registered cover to Athens with MEF three colour frankings (2), 11d rate cover and 1s 5d rate cover with green handstamped registration label, 6d rates to UK (2) all from Rhodes, registered airmail cover with 5d and 6d tied 'Symi' datestamps (rare), 1947 Military Government stampless Official cover with Arms handstamp in violet from Rhodes. A scarce collection. £200 to 300 £1050.00
943
 M
Used (on letter or envelope)
Italian Occupation of the Dodecanese and Aegean Islands - 1912-45 collection with 1912 Italy optd. set of seven M, 1916 20c on 15c slate and 1922 85c red-brown M 1929 no imprint set of 9 M, 1930 optd. sets of eight and Virgil set of 13 M, 1931 Eucharist set M and on cover mailed on second day of issue, 1932 St. Anthony set M and on cover, Dante set of 19 M & reg cover, Garibaldi issue M & used, Garibaldi airmail set of seven M, Anniversary Issue set of 10 M & eight vals on cover, 1933 Zeppelin set of six M, Balbo strips M, 1934 World Cup set M & scarce use of 25c on cover, Military Medal Postage & Airmail set of 20 M, 1934 Relief Fund set of 10 incl. Expresses U & postal stationery cards (2). An exceptional complete collection incl. covers/cards. £1000 to 1200 £2900.00
944
 M
Italian Occupation of the Dodecanese & Aegean Islands - 1912-45 collection with 1912 Italy optd issues, complete 1930 Ferrucci & August 1928 Garibaldi issues M for the Islands of Calimnos, Caso, Castelrosso, Cos with 1913 cover with eight vals of 1912 set sent reg'd, Karki, Leros, Lipso, Nisiros, Patmos, Scarpanto, Simi & Stampalia with additional 1912 40c on Printed Matter cover, Piscopi. Largely fresh & VF. Good lot. £300 to 400 £500.00
945
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1913-20 collection with July 1913 Dedegatz issue Typeset sheetlet of eight (incl. central 10L tete-beche) with red circular Control handstamp, September 1913 sheets of eight 1L-50L with blue Anchor Control h/stamp, 1L-50L on blued paper sheet of 6 with Control in blue, Aug 1913 Gumultsina optd. sets of four M, Autonomous Govt. with Oct 1913 imperf set of 5 vals on various papers and a scarce usage applied to cover, further outstanding Postal Stationery envelopes (30) with 1pi blue M, precancelled examples in various sizes (3) and M (3), 1pi blue envelopes pre-cancelled at Xanthi in red, blue or black (7), 2pi purple envelopes precancelled in black (2), 2pi envelopes pre-cancelled ay Gumuldjina, 2pi purple envelopes M (2), 2pi + 2pi envelopes pre-cancelled in black at Dedeagatch (2), 1920 Greek Occ set of eight optd. on engraved issue, on litho issue and 'ET' monogram issue M etc. A remarkable collection. £1500 to 1800 £3000.00
946
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1913 1pi blue + 2pi purple postal stationery envelope used from Dedeagatch to Constantinople sent registered and cancelled twice by circular negative handstamp in black. 'Galata' arrival cds (30/10) below. File fold but scarce. Michel U2A. £150 to 200 £150.00
947
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1913 1pi + 1pi blue postal stationery envelope, large format 202 x 137mm, precancelled by circular negative 'Gumuldjina' h/stamp in black & further surcharged in Turkish at top (unlisted by Ascher, H&G and Michel). Central crease but very scarce. £100 to 130 £50.00
948
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1912 2pi + 2pi violet postal stationery envelope, large format 213 x 135mm, precancelled by circular negative 'Gumuldjina' handstamp's (2), each struck well in violet. Central file fold but scarce. Michael U8. £100 to 130 £100.00
949
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1913 1pi + 2pi purple postal stationery envelope, large format 220 x 147mm, used from Dedeagatch to Constantinople cancelled by Dedeagatch negative seal handstamp in black with Constantinople arrival (Aug 2) on reverse. File fold but scarce. Michel U9A. £100 to 130 £100.00
950
Used (on letter or envelope)
Ionian Islands - 1859 covers (2) both from same correspondence from Corfu to Inverness, Scotland, earlier cover struck with fine strike of British P.O Crown PAID AT CORFU in black & framed FRANCA in blue on June 1859 cover via Cefalonia (hooded datestamp in blue) and 'Paid Liverpool/Ship' in red (June 3), the second cover with PAID AT CORFU struck superbly in blue, similar FRANCA and transit but with 1859 Ionian Islands 1d blue applied & cancelled in manuscript, reverse with Inverness (Aug 12) arrival c.d.s. The 1d cannot be guaranteed to belong, but whilst covers are slightly tatty they each bear exceptional strikes of the Crown circle. £800 to 1000 £800.00
951
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
Ionian Islands (Italian Occupation) - 1941 'Italia/Occupation Militare/Italiana isole/Cefalonia e Itaca' M pairs with postage in complete set of 17 M incl. rare 1dr green & 8dr blue, Airmail values 50L, 1dr, 2dr, 5dr, 7dr, 30dr & 100dr vals reading up & down M, 2L with opt horizontal pair (signed) & opt on single 2dr, 5dr and 30dr vals (rare), 2dr & 10dr with same opt, inverted unused, Charity issue with pairs with opt reading up & down M. Issues for Corfu with June 1941 Postage part set with both types of 10L & 10dr red-brown, Airmail set of eleven to 100dr brown U (SG £800) excl. one 50L, Greek postal stationery optd. for Corfu usage M (6), 1942 'Isole Ionie' Italian issue 30c U with Anti-TB Charity 501 on 101 pair used on Censored cover from Kerkyra to Athens, 1942 covers (2) at 50c rate from Argostolian or Kerkyra, 2L.75c franking on 1943 reverse of censored cover from Keukimmi to Geneva Red Cross, Military Occupation of Zante with framed 'Occupazione/Militaredi/Zante/1-5-XIX' in violet on six vals (signed, Sassone 5-10) Sep 1941 50L violet on censored cover from Zakynthos to Athens, Oct 1943 h/stamped issue with ovpts in black or red, postal stationery with Vinceremo 30L cards opts 'Greece/2.X.43' in black or red, FPO covers, Bulgaria used in Greece with covers etc. (27 covers/cards) £2000 to 2500 £2600.00
952
 M
Used (on letter or envelope)
Turkey used in Lemnos/Limnos,1912 collection from Greek Occupation in 1912 with two pieces & a cover each bearing Turkish adhesives cancelled by rectangular 'Greece/Lemnos' provisional h/stamps, 1911 engraved issue of Greece with optd, set of 17 M, together with varieties of the overprint (positions 955 & 69 on the sheets) for 20L value in strip of three & others, 'Large S' varieties & 3L block & 5L single with opt, double M, scarce engraved set of 12 vals optd in red, additional drachma vals with varieties, Lithographed issue with further double & triple opt varieties, 1915-17 British Army Campaign covers/cards from Mudros (8) & parcel labels (2), scarce OHMS cover from British Occupation of Thassos & 1921 General Wrangel covers (4) franked by overprinted issues for Ukraine, tied by cyrillic 'Lemnos' d/stamps in blue, one being locally used. A seldom encountered assembly, generally fine. £350 to 450 £1700.00
953
 M
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Used (on letter or envelope)
Turkey used in Lesbos/Metelino/Mytilene, 1884-1913 collection with Ottoman P.O 1884 entire to Constantinople franked by Turkey 1880 20pa tied by circular negative h/stamp of Metelin (Aug 2), Austrian P.O cover with 1867-74 10 soldi blue, tied by 'Meteline' c.d.s, 1909 Russian P.O optd set M, 1912 'Greek Occupation' optd issue with opt reading up & down M or U, surcharged with value in Greek, comparisons with forgeries, also 1912 postcards used on first day (6 different). £150 to 200 £700.00
954
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
Turkey used in Macedonia, 1867-1911collection with scarce 1911 Sultan's Visit with 31 stamps M incl. 25 and 50 pi, brown, 80pi yellow, fine Austrian P.O 1882 cover with 5s red pair tied 'Salonicco' to Smirne and further usages from Salonica on cards (7), French P.O in Salonica 1870 cover with laureated 40c to Constantinople, 1909 Russian P.O. in Salonica and Mt. Athos sets M, 1913 Greece used in Salonica from Victory issue incl. fine Patriotic cover, 1916 British Army Campaign covers/cards (12) from Salonica, Monastir and Likovan etc. A fine collection. £230 to 280 £860.00
955
 M
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
Turkey (Thessaly), 1898 Military Post set M, used and used on cover ex Larissa, annotated Forgeries (three types), eastern Thrace 1920 Greek Occupation engraved 25dr M, Aug 1920 Adrianople issue M & U (2 sets on piece, different cancels), British P.O Smyrna covers etc. £70 to 100 £370.00
 
   
       
   
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