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).
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.
1901 Registered cover from Mount Athos to Novoukrainka via Constantinople, franked on reverse with 1Pi/10k vertical pair, tied by R.O.P.I.T*ATON cds. Front shows rare ATON registration handstamp. Letter undelivered and sent back via Odessa, Mount Athos arrival alongside. Rare and attractive
1906 Austrian Levant 20Pa/10H stationery card sent via Russian P.O. at Mersina to Switzerland. Austrian postage accepted by Russian P.O. no additional charges. Very rare usage of Austrian Levant stationery cards by Russian P.O.; vertical filing fold at left
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.