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lot # 262 - europe Albania

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1914/17: Lot two adhesives and five covers, incl. Korça 1917 Double Eagle 25 cts. blue & black used on 1917 cover to USA tied by "KORYTSA / ALBANIE" cds (March 27); Korça 1914 two philatelic Envelopes, one showing square Double headed Eagle 10 pa. red on black and 25 pa. red on black each struck directly onto buff envelope and cancelled by "KORCË" cds's (April 16) with Elbasan cds of receipt on reverse (April 19), opinion Holcombe, second cover with Double headed Eagle 10 pa. red variety "Inverted" on violet and 25 pa. red on violet each struck directly onto cream envelope and cancelled by "KORCË" cds's (March 19) in black with Tirane arrival in blue (March 27) reverse with scarce "STAROVË" and Elbasan transits in black, signed Droese, also two questionable examples in a bright shade off cover with Holcombe letter of opinion; 1914 Stampless cover to Valona with "TEPELENË / SHQIPENIË" despatch cds in blue (May 30) applied over circular "NDEN PRETORIË E TEPELENES" Double headed Eagle cachet in blue (Magistrate of Tepelene) surcharged "1 Grosh" in blue represents a First day Cover of the Tepelenë provisional cachet - in use for just a ten day period from May 30, 1914; and1914 Stampless Military cover to Constantinople with "TEPELENË / SHQIPENIË" despatch cds in blue (June 1) applied over circular "NDEN PRETORIË E TEPELENES" Double headed Eagle cachet in blue (Magistrate of Tepelene) surcharged "1 Grosh" in black. Galata and Constantinople machine cancel of arrival (June 14) on reverse, a cover of the utmost rarity, this handstamp was used from May 30 in Tepelene and thus this cover represents the first usage on mail sent overseas.

Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas

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