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Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 9717
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Greece, Mint & Used Holding, 1898-2000, a few hundred stamps on pages, display cards and glassines, used there are large & small Hermes Heads, with mint 549-555, C1-C4, could be the start of a nice collection, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 9718

Greece: Crete - Italian Administration, 1904 (Aug. 26), registered letter headed Royal Italian Consulate in Crete from La Canea to Candia, franked with pair 50c. mauve of V. Emanuele III, one stamp (probably a 25c) missing. Herakleion transit and Xania arrival backstamps and large part of the wax seal of the Consulate. A rare internal usage, Extremely Fine appearance, signed Drossos.
Sassone 76.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9719

Greece: Crete - Italian Administration, 1905, cover from La Canea to Rome, franked with overprinted "15c." with "La Canea/Uff. Postale Italiano" cancel, Very Fine.
Sassone 79.

One of the earliest known dates of use of this issue on the island after the change of the rate from 15c. (1/9/05) and shortly after the introduction of the overprinted "La Canea" stamps (15/11/05)
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Realized $30.
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