Lot 934: CRETE (Foreign Post Offices) 1868-1914 collection with Ottoman P.
Postage Stamps & Postal History of the World
November 10, 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Description: CRETE (Foreign Post Offices) 1868-1914 collection with Ottoman P.O. adhesives off cover with page of 'Heraklion' octagonal framed cancels on 11 stamps, 'Rethymnon' cancels on 1868-1892 issues, scarce 'Lasithion' on 1892 2pi struck in blue, 'Hania' cancels (16) & d/stamp usages from each town. Austrian P.O. with 1850 & 1855 entire letters to Trieste disinfected & struck with CANEA two line despatch dated in black or blue, 1867-76 10s blue on small cover tied 'Rettimo' c.d.s. & another from Canea, 1876 10s (2) on registered covers (2 - one with large 'Charge' in black), 1878 cover from HMS Sultan to UK with 5s, red (2), postal stationery usages & a range of the Austrian P.O. issues unused. French P.O. with 1902 issue unused & stationery cards or postcards (19); Italian P.O. with 1906 set unused incl. scarce 10c lake & 5L blue & rose, range of stationery cards, British Administration 1898 10pa in block of 16, 20pa blocks of 6 & 12, 1899 10pa brown in blocks of 8 (2), 20pa rose in block of 25 (Cat. £500), also further items shown to be forgeries, Russian Administration 1899 hand stamped on imperf. Eagle issues (14 stamps) with many signed. A generally fine & seldom seen collection.