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Lot 716
Turkey, Specialized First Issue Collection, 1863. Housed in a springback album on homemade pages, with duplicates stored in a small stockbook; a wonderful source for the Turkey enthusiast, each issue (Scott #1-7 plus J1-J4) given its own page for mint, used and covers; nice duplication throughout, giving the student multiple examples of each stamp's appearance; note shades and incomplete surface colorings for the thin papers, nifty cancels for all, plus some wonderful covers with single and mixed frankings, mixed printings/papers, Dues on cover, a Registered cover noted, etc., etc.; album is in beautiful shape; stockbook, which contains a smattering of later issues as well, has seen some damp, so stamps are lightly stuck down—but should be priable or, for the used, soaked free; condition is sound in the album, mixed in the stockbook, Very Fine overall, be sure to check this one out.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 717
Turkey, Beautiful Near-Complete Mint and Used Collection, 1863-2003. In two slipcased Minkus albums; contains used #1-5, 13, 26, 102-109, P37-P42, P65, P66 and the First Republic Issue; mint #159, 160, 1915-17 overprints (including ox heads, nearly complete, mixed mint and used), 552-564, 600b, the unissued 1921 1pa-40pa set, 625-632, 648-658, 659-672, 705-726, 765-773, 775-780, B54-B68, RA84A, RA101-RA108, RA113-RA119, RA180 (thin), RA188-RA198; and never hinged #701-704, 922-927 imperforate, 1059-1074 imperforate in pairs, RA139-RA146, etc., o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a grand collection.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 718
Turkey, Massive Collection / Accumulation, 1863-1950s. Two large boxes full of stamps from old auction lots and accumulations that have been squirreled away for many decades that could great expand your personal collection whether you are a beginner looking to fill in your collection or advanced and looking for cancels or varieties, with the main collection in old time album of quadrille pages, with some earlier issues on black home-made pages and duplicates and Scott specialty album and so many loose pages and stamps crammed into stock pages and glassines, containing a few of the imperf "Tughra" monogram of Sultan Abdul-Aziz and proceeding to Duloz - crescent and star issues roughly identified on old time loose European pages or stock pages, grouped generally by issue, with various surcharges, to Ottoman Empire issues, plenty of surcharges and overprints, including obliteration issues as the country transitions into Republic issues with some nice complete 1950's commemorative sets, back of the book with postal tax and the occasional Thrace occupation issue or Turkish area. These forgotten stamps appear to have been hidden away in a back room for four or five decades as they increase in popularity, sealed in a box, so a careful view would be in order to find any rarities that might have been neglected, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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