lot # 757 - levant
1867-1913 collection with Austria 1867 2s to 50s M & U, 1883 3s Perf. 9½ U but 'Filipopoli' cancel possibly posthumous, 1888 & 1890 sets complete with 1890 20pi on 2g green M, 1908-10 postage dues on enamelled and both thin and thick papers, M (Cat. £400+) & imperf Proof pairs of 10pi & 20pi green on thin wove paper. French Currency 1903-05 issues complete, French Levant 1885-1901 sets complete with 20pi on 5f lilac M & U, 1905 Beyrouth 1pi on 15c U on piece, 1923 h/stamped set of three M, 1893-1900 Cavalla, Dedeagatz, Port Lagos & Vathy sets complete. German Levant with 1884 10pa on 5pf M, 1¼pi on 25pf red-brown M & U, 2½pi on 50pf M & U, 1889 set U, 1900 Reichpost set complete with 15pi U in Jaffa; 1902-04 set of six U, 1908 Diagonal Surcharge set M, 1905 sets of twelve no wmk & wmk complete. Italian Levant with 1874-83 sets complete M or U, 1874-1909 Offices in Albania complete, Constantinople with 1908 30pa on 15c M, 1pi on 25c M, 2pi on 50c M, 1908 2nd printing with rare 4pi on 1L and very rare 20pi on 5L blue & rose, Type II M (Cat. £2500, Sorani Cert) and a range of varieties incl. 'missing 1' on 1pi & 'PIASTRE' on 1pi M, Thereafter complete incl. 1922 45pi & 90pi with both types unused; Nov 1922 Express 15pi on 30c M, Postage Due set with Control h/stamps; Offices in Durazzo, Janina, Jerusalem, Salonika, Scutari, Smyrne, Valona all complete and mostly M, Polish & Romanian Offices, Russian Offices with 1863-66 ROPIT 6k blue M, 1865 2pi blue & rose U, 1865-67 2pi blue & rose used (2), later issues with 1909 complete sets M from all thirteen Russian Offices (Beirut-Trebizonde). Condition generally fair to VF, a valuable original near complete collection and a fine basis for further specialisation.
Estimate: £1200 - 1500