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Stamp auction - 28 September 2017 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 28 September 2017. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 156 - Greece
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
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. £400 to 450 £385.00
1861-1986 M & U collection of 1161 stamps housed in two Alpha Major albums. £100 to 150 £170.00
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. Piraeus & Syra d/stamps on reverse of an attractive cover, SG.43. £80 to 120 £105.00
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. £100 to 140 £100.00
1913 1pi (2), 2pi, 10pa, 20pa, 1pi, mostly VFU. Attractive group. SG.1/5. (6) £35 to 45 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Western Thrace - 1913 1pi + 1pi blue postal stationery envelope, large format 202 x 137mm, pre-cancelled 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. £80 to 100 £92.00
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. £2000 to 2500 N/S
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. £60 to 80 N/S
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