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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

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Category — Austria incl. Used in the Levant

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
293
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 293, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1860-61, 3kr Green, 15kr Blue (13, 16), AUSTRIA, 1860-61, 3kr Green, 15kr Blue (13, 16)AUSTRIA, 1860-61, 3kr Green, 15kr Blue (13, 16). Three singles of 3kr and four singles of 15kr, all tied by "Wien 26/9" circular datestamps on ca. 1860s cover to New York, Aachen transit and New York arrival datestamps also tie the 3kr stamps, cover with some slight soiling which affect stamps, one 15kr stamp with folded perfs from placement on cover, Fine and scarce high value franking to the United States

E. 500-750
250
294
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 294, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29), AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29)AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29). Horizontal pair of 5kr, tied by perfect strikes of "Tetschen 24 6 72" circular "thimble" datestamps on blue folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "via Bremen" directive, red "Franco" handstamp, Bodenbach transit backstamp, Very Fine, a pretty cover used from a small town in the Czech Republic

E. 500-750
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295
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 295, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1867-72, 10kr Blue (30), AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 10kr Blue (30)AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 10kr Blue (30). Tied by well-struck "Josefstadt, Wien" 1870 circular datestamp on cover to Providence R.I., arrival backstamp, cover then forwarded to Washington D.C. with U.S. 1873, 3c Green (158) and tied by negative Star cancel and "Providence R.I. Dec. 27" circular datestamp, 10kr with corner perf tip added, otherwise a Very Fine dual-country use

E. 300-400
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296
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 296, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36), AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36)AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36). Horizontal pair, used on uprated 5kr entire and tied by "Schwertherg 8/9" (ca. 1876) circular datestamps and addressed to Albany N.Y., red "Franco" handstamp, transit backstamps, red New York arrival datestamps, one of which also ties the pair, Very Fine, a visually-appealing cover addressed to James Hall, a renowned geologist and paleontologist of the period

E. 400-500
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297
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 297, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36), AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36)AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36). Four singles (two on reverse), all tied by "Alsergrund, Wien 23/3 79" circular datestamps on registered cover to Major General Irvin McDowell in San Francisco Cal., "Recom" handstamp at top left, New York three-line registry transit backstamp, Very Fine and scarce cover, the recipient was the Commander of the Division of the Pacific at the time of sending but is better known for his command at the First Battle of Bull Run, where the Union suffered an embarrassing loss at the first major battle of the American Civil War

E. 400-500
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298
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 298, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, 1883, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose (42-43), AUSTRIA, 1883, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose (42-43)AUSTRIA, 1883, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose (42-43). Two singles of 5kr, all tied on uprated 2kr postal card by "Prag Altstadt Praha Stare Mesto 4/1 89" circular datestamps and sent registered to New York, registry label on front, New York arrival backstamp, card with light crease at right not affecting stamps, Very Fine, an attractive registered use from Prague

E. 300-400
150
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299
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 299, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Lombardy-Venetia, Used in Smyrna, 1863, 2s Yellow, 3s Green, 10s Blue (15-16, 18), AUSTRIA, Lombardy-Venetia, Used in Smyrna, 1863, 2s Yellow, 3s Green, 10s Blue (15-16, 18)AUSTRIA, Lombardy-Venetia, Used in Smyrna, 1863, 2s Yellow, 3s Green, 10s Blue (15-16, 18). Horizontal strip of three and vertical strip of five of 10s, singles of others, tied by "Smirne 4/11" circular datestamps on 1864 folded letter to New York, "Aachen 15/11" double-circle datestamp also ties one 10s strip, New York Am. Pkt. arrival, address with minor ink erosion and cover with slight strengthening, stamps removed and placed in original positions, 2s with thins (seen thru cover), lightly cleaned, still a Fine appearing and extraordinarily rare 85s rate cover from Smyrna, ex Houser, signed A. Diena and with 1992 Ferchenbauer opinion

E. 750-1,000
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300
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 300, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue (4), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue (4)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue (4). Two horizontal strips of three (appears as strip of six), tied by six clear strikes of "Berutti ?/7" circular datestamps on ca. 1867 cover to Philadelphia Pa., red boxed "Franco" handstamp, New York Paid All transit datestamp, cover with minor edgewear restoration affecting right stamp that has been repaired, still a Very Fine appearing cover from Beirut

E. 500-750
425
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301
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 301, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (3, 5), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (3, 5)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (3, 5). Horizontal pair of 15sld, tied by faint but clear blue "Caifa 28/4" circular datestamps on blue 1871 cover to New York, manuscript "via Alexandria, Brindisi & England" directive, Alexandria transit and New York Paid All circular datestamps, accompanied by original letter regarding this individual's travel in the region and datelined "Haifa near Acre...at the base of Mt. Carmel", Very Fine, ex Houser, a scarce Holy Land use from Haifa

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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302
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 302, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 2sld Yellow, 3sld Green, 15sld Brown, 50sld Pale Red Brown (1a, 2, 5, 7l), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 2sld Yellow, 3sld Green, 15sld Brown, 50sld Pale Red Brown (1a, 2, 5, 7l)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 2sld Yellow, 3sld Green, 15sld Brown, 50sld Pale Red Brown (1a, 2, 5, 7l). 50kr the scarcer shade with Perf 12, all cancelled or tied by small "Smirne 29/4 71" circular datestamps on blue cover to Exeter N.H., red boxed "Franco" handstamp, Trieste and New York transit datestamps, docketing and blue crayon also ties stamps, 3sld with trivial short perf, 15sld with repaired corner and 50sld with uneven perfs at top from placement on cover, certificate states cover slightly cleaned and stamps possibly removed and replaced (the latter of which we disagree with)

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLY RARE FOUR-COLOR FRANKING FROM SMYRNA USING BOTH THE 2-SOLDI YELLOW AND 50-SOLDI PALE RED BROWN WITH PERF 12. A SHOWPIECE COVER FOR ANY AUSTRIAN OFFICES ABROAD COLLECTION.

With 2000 Ferchenbauer certificate. The 2sld on cover is priced at $1,000.00 and the 50sld on cover at $8,500.00 in Scott.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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303
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 303, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5). Horizontal pair of 10sld, tied by "Gerusalemme 14/4" circular datestamps on 1871 cover to New York, manuscript "via Alexandria & Brindisi" directive, red boxed "Franco" and New York Paid All datestamp, accompanied by lengthy original letter regarding a religious trip in the region, cover with minor edge wear, still Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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304
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 304, Austria incl. Used in the LevantAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 15sld Brown (5), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 15sld Brown (5)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 15sld Brown (5). Horizontal pair, tied by clear "Berutti 31/1" circular datestamps on ca. 1872 cover to Argyle N.Y., red boxed "Franco" also ties pair, Trieste transit and New York Paid All arrival datestamps, Very Fine, a wonderfully clean and handsome cover used from Lebanon

E. 400-500
200
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