1867 ‘Steamer and Eagle’ 10 para, vertical network, block of four with good to large margins all round cancelled with four blue retta cancels, the upper two stamps with ironed out horizontal creases (invisible from front), small pre-cuts between stamps, a very rare and attractive multiple, signed Pfenniger. Ex Faberge (1940), Dr Casey (2016) and Berg (2020).
1896 (12 Oct) 10k stationery letter card to Calcarra, Malta written from H.M.S. “Trafalgar” at Salonica cancelled violet ROPIT SALONIKI cds, British Post Office Constantinople transit, Malta B cds and part Cospicua cds, reverse with ROPIT Constantinopoli transit. Slight stain bottom left and some more on reverse not unduly detracting.
1898 4k. postal stationery card to Holland cancelled by large violet double oval ROPIT/ AGENT YAFFA date stamp, arrival cancel at left. With message, slight overall toning but a good example of this usually illegible, rare date stamp.
1910 registered commercial envelope to Athens franked Post Offices in Turkish empire General issue 1903-10 vertically laid paper 20 para on 4k. plus ‘Dardanelles’ overprinted 1pi on 10k. strip of three tied by two Ropit cds that also tie the registration label, arrival backstamps. A little roughly opened at back.
1913 printed envelope to Bruxelles franked Romanov 5pa. on 1k. (2), 10pa. on 2k. (2), 15pa. on 3k. pair and 20pa. on 4k. pair tied Constantinople cds, arrival backstamp and postman’s routing handstamp on front tying one stamp; light filing crease, attractive.
Unclearly dated 1890s cover from Odessa to Chio, Turquie franked 10k. cancelled upon arrival by double oval ROPIT Agent V Khiosye, which is repeated to left. With letter. A couple of light stains at top otherwise good condition, scarce.