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Lot 9304

Turkey, ca. 1863, cover sent to Bilecik, light blue cover, missing backflap but flap tip with gartered "1863" emboss, sent to midwestern Anatolia; franked with second printing 1pi black on dull violet/gray, plus second printing 2pi black on greenish blue showing two distinct areas of pre-printing paper folds; both tied by 26 x 20mm mute dotted-grid handstamps (Pulhan Type I); cover soiled from travels and stains reverse from previous mounting (plus someone's accounting work), F.-V.F., a rare Tughra error or variety on cover, .
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 9305

Turkey, 1893 (Mar. 13?), cover sent from Hudaida to Istanbul, a spectacular cover from one of the farthest-flung Ottoman territories, Yemen, to its heart of power in Istanbul; franked by a bisected 2pi 1892 Coat-of-Arms issue (Scott #98), tied by an absolutely perfect two-ring "Hudaida" cancel (A&P Type 1), with a bilingual MAR [day unclear] 93 origin c.d.s. alongside; the receiver on reverse is a bit interesting, as it is dated (bilingually and bi-calendrically) AVR 6, but reads as an origin with "Depart Cons/ple S. Porte" in roman characters (the Ottoman equivalent is blurred); reduced at left with vertical file fold center, still Very Fine, signed lower right.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 9306

Turkey, 1897 (Sept. 16), cover sent from Larissa [Greece] to Istanbul, franked on reverse with 1892 1pi Coat-of-Arms issue (Scott #97), tied by bold bilingual Yenisehir/Larissa c.d.s. (A&P Type 3); bilingual Dersaadet receiver directly above dated SEP 21, with very faint "Cons/ple S. Porte" receiver to left; reduction at top of no consequence to stamp or markings, Very Fine, sent immediately before (and received the day after) the Greco-Turkish War armistice of Sept. 20.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 9307
Turkey, 1923, First Issue of the Republic, Ahmed Nazmi Printer, complete (Scott 605-623), a lovely set, either very lightly hinged or never hinged, Very Fine set. Scott $1,436 for o.g.
Suggested Bid $500
Realized $250.
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