U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
February 23-24, 2016

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Lot #1234
TURKEY
1876 small cover from Egin to Dersaadet, franked on back with 2 Piastres on 2g pale orange, tied by negative "Egin Posta Subesi 1288" handstamp, with corresponding pmks alongside, minor cover flaws, otherwise fine, with 2012 Isfila cert. (Isfila 94, Michel 25). Egin (Kemaliye today) is both a town in and one of the nine districts of Erzincan Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Egin was settled by Armenians who emigrated from Van in the 11th century. It became known as a center of Armenian musicians, and later, literary poets
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1235
TURKEY
1911 Sultan's Visit to Macedonia, the complete set of 124 stamps, featuring the overprints for Monastir, Pristina, Salonique and Uskub, postage and newspaper stamps, generally l.h., fresh, fine-v.f. (Mi.181-211, €4,800)
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Catalog #165-182c,P69-81
Catalog Value $2,833
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #1236
TURKEY
1911 Sultan's Visit to Macedonia, four covers and a parcel receipt, franked with total of 18 overprinted adhesives (one faulty) mostly "Monastir", others "Uskub" and "Pristina", one registered to Switzerland, others used internally, except the parcel card which is sent from Monastir to Bucharest, with Romanian postage due added on arrival, fine and rare group. The stamps were issued to commemorate Sultan Resat Seyahat Hatira's visit. Only 500 sets were overprinted and few were used. Covers are extremely rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1237
TURKEY
1920 (11 Oct) cover (opened for display), registered from Paris to Geyve, Turkey, refused and returned, with a myriad of transit pmks on back, including Galata, Istanbul, Biledjik, Geive, Ada-Pazar, Mersule, arriving back in Paris on 7 March, 1921. A fine cover of historical interest (with description and routes indicated alongside), rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1238
TURKEY
1921 (1 Nov) cover from Eski-Chehir (Eskisehir) to Istanbul, franked with diagonal half of 5 piaster violet, tied by blue departure pmk, with Izmid censor and Ineboli arrival, endorsed "return to sender," fine and scarce usage from Anatolia, ex-Bloch, Passer collections
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1239
TURKEY
1950-75 selection of 25 different errors all in blocks of four, including imperf., part perf., misperforated, also colors omitted or shifted, n.h., each with normal single for comparison
Box **
Unsold

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