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January 11-12, 2006

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Lot #1558
BRITISH OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1889 2p registered stationery envelope, additionally franked with 40pa surcharge, used in combination with imperf. "Express D'Orient" label in dull salmon (die 1), paying the postage and theadditional fee for a letter sent by the Orient Express, jointly cancelled by the cds of British P.O. Constantinople, Feb.8, 1889, sent via London to Canada, with transit and arrival pmks, v.f., rare, with Holcombe cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #1559
BRITISH OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1891 2p registered stationery envelope, additionally franked with 80pa surcharge, used in combination with imperf. "Express D'Orient" label in black (die 2), paying the postage and theadditional fee for a letter sent by the Orient Express, both cancelled by an "R", with cds of British P.O. Constantinople, Nov.7, 1891, sent to "Baden, Nied. Oesterreich", with arrival pmk, v.f., rare, with Holcombe cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,900.00

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