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1Egypt
Egypt 1890s, folder with 15 photos in B&W of Port Said, Suez Canal and Alexandria, printed on light paper, postcard size. VERY NICE.
50 €
2Jordan
Jordan 1954-1961, group of four different used air letter, the first with Beirut arrive cancel. INTERESTING.
20 €
3Kuwait
Kuwait 1950s, MNH cindarella portrait of king Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in block of sixteen with margin plate number 1473. SCARCE.
150 €Sold at 350 €
4Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, Syria, purchase receipt written in Alep on 29/3/1790 by Guerin & C., transported in France where was disinfected by slits. NICE AND RARE EARLY PURIFIED DOCUMENT.
200 €
5Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, Lebanon. Sardinian Consular mail, sent from Alexandria on 24/3/1837 to Beirut, under Muhammad Ali, Khedive of Egypt. In arrive at the "Quarantine" of Beirut, the letter was subjected to disinfection by two piercing vertical slits. Important witness of the operating Lazzaretto in Beirut, installed by Ibrahim Pasha in 1834, as the primary apparatus of sanitary prevention for the entire Syrian coast. Even now, the area is called Quarantine. VERY RARE EARLY DISINFECTED MAIL WITH THE FOOTPRINT OF PIERCING BLADES USED IN THE LAZZARETTO OF BEIRUT.
500 €
6Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, envelope sent from Smyrne on 29/5/1843 to Marseille via French paket. Purified in Malta by slits, arrived on 11/6/43. UNCOMMON.
50 €
7Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, Turkey, French office. The first official letter written from the Ottoman's General Sanitary Inspector in Constantinolple (Dr. M. Manhaud), to the President of the Sanitary's Concil in Naples. Briefly, the writer describes the progress made by the Sanitary intendant of Constantinople and demand to that of Naples, which are the quarantines, for boats coming from Turkey, Egypt and the Barbarescque States. Sent on 17/12/1843 the letter, with the official wax seal (partially readable), transiting from Malta Quarantine recive two purification slit and the seal "PURIFIE AU LAZARET MALTE". Arrived in Naples on 30/12/1843 recive the scarce red circular seal "POSTA DI NAPOLI VAPORI DEL MEDITERRANEO" and was charged for 40 granas. VERY RARE, THE FIRST OFFICIAL CONTACT BETWEEN CONSTANTINOPLE AND NAPLES SANITARY INSPECTORS.
600 €
8Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, Turkey, letter no writing inside sent from Constantinopel on 27/1/1872 to Livorno via Brindisi. Uncommon postage of 33 Soldi for this folder purified by two disinfection slit. VERY NICE AND SCARCE RATE.
200 €
9Levant Purified Mail
Levant purified mail, Post card addressed to Belgium sent from a traveler coming from levant and internee in the Trieste's Lazzaretto for three days (manuscript on the photo side). Levant stamp cancelled "LLOYD AUSTRO-UNGARICO XLVII 15/5/1900" characteristic of the postmarks used on board of Austrian Lloyd steamers. VERY RARE AND NICE LATE TESTIMONY OF LAZZARETO USE.
300 €
10Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, envelope sent from Beirut (Cedar cat. Type B fig. 3) on 16/7/1862 to Trieste, Austria. Charged for 20 kr in arrive (25/7/1862). VERY NICE.
200 €
11Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, envelope with letter sent from Beirut (Cedar cat. Type C fig. 5 on brown) on 31/8/1869 to Trieste, Austria (10/9/1869). Franked for 15 soldi chocolate brown (Mich n 5/I). VERY NICE.
200 €
12Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, envelope with letter written in Hebrew sent from Beirut (Cedar cat. Type C fig. 5) on 24/10/1870 to Constantinople (31/10/1870). Franked for 10 soldi (Mich n 4/I). VERY NICE.
200 €
13Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, postcard of Bridge on the Dog River sent from Beirut (Cedar cat. Type H fig. 10) on 14/7/1903 to Mettmestetten, Switzerland. Franked for 20paras by vertical pair of 10p/5h. VERY NICE.
20 €
14Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, wrappen for printed matter (Al Machriq newspaper) sent from Beirut (Cedar cat. Type H fig. 10) on 17/7/1905 to Wien and resend to Steniach, Tirol, where arrived on 27/7/1905. Franked for 20paras to pay the UPU double rate for weight up to 100 grams . VERY NICE AND SCARCE.
200 €
15Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, two stamps mounted on pieces with the seal used in Beirut for mail posted in box on board of Austrian steamers of the Syria line, from Alexandretta, Lattaquie or Tripoli. In this case the stamps with their original cancellation are attached on papers support with reproduction used to complete that of Alexandretta. Recorded by Umberto Del Bianco in his book "Il Lloyd Austriaco e gli annulli marittimi dell'Austria - Ungheria" 2 volume pag 436. EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION ALSO ON SIMPLE USED STAMPS.
180 €
16Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, cover sent from the USA agent in Tripoli on 26/8/1912 to New York franked with 1 piastre cancelled by Cedar cat. type D fig. 21. VERY NICE AND SCARCE.
50 €Sold at 50 €
17Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, parcel post card for three pakets sent from Tripoli to New York, USA on 19/2/1914 high franked for 45 Piastres by single 5 Piastres and two copies of 20 Piastres stamps cancelled by Cedar cat. type D fig. 21. Transit postmark apposed in Triest and St Gallen, Switzerland. RARE the 20 Piastres stamp used on document from Tripoli.
500 €
18Lebanon Austrian Office
Lebanon Austrian office, parcel post card for three pakets sent from Beirut to New York, USA on 21/2/1914 high franked for 45 Piastres by single 5 Piastres and pair of 20 Piastres stamps cancelled by Cedar cat. type K fig. 13. Transit postmark apposed in Triest and St Gallen, Switzerland. RARE pair of 20 Piastres stamp used on document.
200 €
19Lebanon British Office
Lebanon, British forwarder agent (probably). Small letter written in Beirut on 4 October 1858 from a missionary that simply signed itself Lorenzo "Lorenzo". Sent to J. Lyons in Montrose Pa. via Boston.Entrusted to hands of a courier who transported her to Boston on behalf of J.M. Gordon forwarder who, on the back, affixed her red seal "J.M. Gordon, Treasurer A.B.C.F.M. Boston" to delivered to post office of Boston on 3 November 1858. Within, among other things a request for goose feathers to make pillows for the children of the institute, but also a very interesting observations and considerations on the comet Donati, visible in the sky and the reactions of the local population. This astronomical observation notes sent from Beirut in 1800s is to date the only recorded appeared on the market. Piece of great scientific-historical interest as well as postal-historical. UNIQUE.
1000 €Sold at 1100 €
20Lebanon British Office
Lebanon British office, registered stationery cover of 40 Paras with "inverted overprint value" (Higgins & Gage pag. 105) uprated with 40 paras stamp, sent from the British post office of Beirut on 6 June 1894 (Cedar cat. Type D fig. 28 with C dancer) to Constantinople where arrived on 13 June 1894. RARE
500 €
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