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Die Sammlung Emil Capellaro: Erste k.k. privilegierte


Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft (D.D.S.G.)
Nachfolgend kommt der erste Teil der international bei der WIPA 2000 im
Court of Honour ausgestellten Sammlung „Erste k.k. privilegierte Donau-
Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft (D.D.S.G.)“ von Emil Capellaro zur Ver-
steigerung.
Die Sammlung dokumentiert den von der D.D.S.G. eingerichteten Post-
dienst mit Dampfern auf der Donau zwischen Österreich-Ungarn und den
Donau-Hafenstädten in Rumänien, Serbien, Bosnien, Bulgarien, dem Ge-
biet der Dobrudscha und Russland. Es handelt sich wohl um die bislang
bedeutendste Kollektion dieses Gebietes und um eine einmalige Gelegen-
heit für die Sammler der unteren Donau-Staaten, die Spitzenstücke dieser
philatelistischen Gebiete für ihre Sammlungen zu erwerben.

Historischer Hintergrund

1829 gründeten die englischen Schiffsbauer John Andrews und Joseph


Pritchard die „Erste kaiserlich-königlich privilegierte Donau-Dampf-
schiffahrts-Gesellschaft“ (DDSG). Die Postbeförderung wurde im Jahre
1846 im Vertrag mit der österreichischen Postverwaltung auf Hafenorte
außerhalb der Monarchie be-
schränkt, um eine Konkurrenz
zu den Konsularpostämtern aus-
zuschließen. Dabei verpflichtete
sich die DDSG zur kostenlosen
Beförderung von Postsäcken der
österreichischen Post im Aus-
tausch mit den an der Donau ge-
legenen k.k. Konsularpostämtern
in der Levante. Gleichzeitig konn-
te die DDSG gegen Entgelt Post
zwischen den Donau-Hafenstäd-
ten ohne k.k Konsularpostämter
bis zur Österreichisch-Ungari-
schen Staatsgrenze befördern.

Die Bedeutung der Donau als Verkehrsweg

Die Donau war im 19.Jahrhundert der wichtigste Verkehrs- und Postweg zwischen der Österreich-Ungarischen Monarchie
mit Serbien, Rumänien, den Gebieten des Osmanischen Reiches (später u.a. Bulgarien) und Russland am Schwarzen Meer.
Die politische Situation in den Gebieten entlang der Donau war in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts instabil. Ungarn
löste sich 1866/67 von Österreich, Rumänien gründete sich 1862 durch die Vereinigung der Fürstentümern Moldau und Wa-
lachei. Südlich der Donau bis zur Mündung in das Schwarze Meer lagen die Gebiete des politisch schwachen Osmanischen
Reiches, aus denen nach dem Türkisch-Russischen Krieg 1878 Bulgarien hervor ging und die Dobrudscha an Rumänien
angeschlossen wurde. Serbien hatte sich bereits 1866 aus der türkischen Herrschaft lösen können.
 221

Die Ausgabe von Briefmarken

Zunächst wurden Briefe von DDSG Agenten auf privater Basis


entlang der Donau angenommen. Die dabei eingenommenen Be-
förderungsgebühren verblieben bei den Agenten und Dampfschiff-
Besatzungen. Doch das zunehmende Passagier-, Fracht- und Post-
aufkommen zwischen den unteren Donaugebieten vom Schwarzen
Meer bis zur Österreichisch-Ungarischen Grenze im Norden führte
im April 1866 zu der Entscheidung der DDSG-Verwaltung, die Post-
beförderung in eigener Regie zu übernehmen und eigene DDSG-
Briefmarken auszugeben. Ab diesem Zeitpunkt konnten nur noch im
Voraus frankierte Briefe befördert werden. Briefe über das Donau-
Postgebiet der DDSG hinaus erforderten zusätzliches Porto, das als
Nachgebühr beim Empfänger erhoben wurde. Es war aber auch mög-
lich, die Briefe mit Postwertzeichen der übernehmenden ‚fremden’
Postverwaltung im Voraus zu frankieren. Derartige Kombinations-
frankaturen sind extrem selten und gehören heute zu den größten
Raritäten.

Die Sammlung Emil Capellaro dokumentiert in wahr-


scheinlich niemals zuvor erreichter Vollständigkeit die
verschiedenen Schiffsstempel der DDSG Dampfer, der
verschiedenen DDSG Postagentien in den Staaten ent-
lang der Donau sowie die verschiedenen sonstigen im
Einsatz befindlichen Stempel.

Edition d‘Or

Die vollständige im Ehrenhof bei der WIPA 2000 in


Wien ausgestellte Sammlung „Erste k.k. privilegierte
Emil Capellaro bei der Durchsicht seiner Sammlung Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft (D.D.S.G.)“ von
Emil Capellaro ist auch als EDITION D’OR, Band
XVIII, zum Preis von CHF 99.00 (EUR 69.00) bei
Corinphila erhältlich.

Weiterführende Literatur: Eine umfangreiche Darstellung der Postgeschichte und der Briefmarken der D.D.S.G. findet sich
in „The private ship letter stamps oft he world“ (Part 2) von S.Ringström und H.E.Tester.
Eine ausführliche Bewertung und Beschreibung der Briefmarken und Frankaturen der D.D.S.G. mit Abbildungen der be-
deutendsten Stücke ist enthalten im Österreich-Handbuch von Dr. Ulrich Ferchenbauer (Band IV).
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The Emil Capellaro WIPA 2000 Court of Honour Collection (part 1)

The Danube Steam Navigation Company D.D.S.G.


"Erste k.k. privilegierte Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft D.D.S.G."

Steamboat of the DDSG

5644

Austro-Hungarian Empire Michel 2009 Start price Start price


in CHF approx. €
5644 Neu Becse. 1858 (Oct 22):  Entire letter endorsed at top DAMPFSCHIFFAHRTS
AGENTIE  NEU  BECSE, sent registered to Temesvar and addressed to the Military and
Civil Governor of the Banat, franked on front and back with fine four margined examples of
1854 'gravurstype' 3 kr. red (3 examples: one gravurstype 2-1 with small flaw and two 2-2)
and single 9 kr. blue all tied by "Neu Becse" datestamps in black, with "Recom." alongside.
Temesvar arrival cds (24/10) with broken but complete red wax seal of the D. D. S. G. on
reverse. A delightful and rare entire. Signed Ferchenbauer and Suvak. 3Yb+5Y 6 2'000 (€ 1'340 )
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in CHF approx. €
5645 Dalija. 1845/50c.: Outer letter sheet on thin silky paper somewhat toned, endorsed
"AGENTIE  DALIJA"  at top, addressed to the D.D.S.G Offices in Pesth and thus
without rate markings as carried by the Company post, struck with oval Ship's handstamp
FRANZ JOSEF/7 in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 281). Marking crossed by file fold but a great rarity.
Illustrated in Kelly & Hurt "Danube Steam Navigation Company" on page 56.
Provenance: Collection Kelly (lot 2050)
Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3510) (Photo = 1 229) 6 800 (€ 535 )

View of Pest ca. 1860

5646
5646 Duna-Földvar. 1866 (Feb 21): Outer letter sheet from Johann Stauber in Földvar to Pesth,
franked by 1864 5 kr. rose red, perf 9 1/2, tied by bold strike of rare FÖLDVAR 21/II
D.D.S.G. Agency datestamp in blue (unlisted by Ringstrom & Tester, Müller 3601a = 1'200
points) with Pesth arrival cds in black on reverse. File fold well away from adhesive, and
slight flap damage to reverse not affecting the Exhibit potential of a rare and very attractive
cover. Signed Puschmann.
Provenance: Collection Jakob Klein 32 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5647 Alt-Orsova. 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, contemporarily creased on application to envelope,
mailed to Viddin and tierd by neat strike of ALT-ORSOVA 24/V circular datestamp in blue
(Tchilinghirian fig. 819). Small fault to envelope at upper left but an attractive cover.
(Photo = 1 227) 3/I 6 120 (€ 80 )
5648 Orsova. 1865 (July 6): Outer letter sheet endorsed inside "Donau D.S.G. Agenz, Orsova"
with superb strike at upper left of  D.D.S.G. / AGENTIE / ORSOVA oval handstamp (31 x 26
mm.) in blue, franked by Austria 1864 Arms 5 kr. rose red, perf 9 1/2, single and horizontal
pair, tied by Vienna "1" numeral datestamps in black. Reverse with ALT-ORSOVA 6/VIII
circular datestamp in same blue ink as the oval cachet (Ringstrom & Tester type 1) and Vienna arrival
datestamp (Müller 3214) in black. An unusual stamped usage prior to the adhesive D.D.S.G.
stamps being issued in April 1866. An outstanding and rare cover. (Photo = 1 229) 32 6 500 (€ 335 )
5649 Pecs/Fünfkirchen. 1868 (Sept 19): Outer letter sheet from Pécs to Triest franked by
1867 5 kr. red tied by "Pécs" cds in black, superb four line cachet at right: Steinkohlen-
Haupt Verschleiss / DER ERSTEN K. K. PRIV. / DONAU DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT
GESELLSCHAFT / FÜNFKIRCHEN in blue. Reverse with Triest arrival datestamp (21/9)
in black and embossed D.D.S.G. white label as seal. (Photo = 1 227) 37 6 150 (€ 100 )
5650 Pest. 1868 (Nov 9): Bill of Lading declaration form used from Pest to Apathin, Hungary
franked by Fiscal 5 kr. black & pale green with paid arrival datestamp APATHIN / SALDIRT
9/11 struck in blue. (Photo = 1 227) (6) 200 (€ 135 )
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Braila ca. 1870

5651

Romania
 - Danubian Principalities Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5651 Braila. 1867 (June 11): Entire letter at double rate from Braila to Belgrade, Serbia with
extremely scarce usage of 1866 17 kr. red in a horizontal pair, applied slightly over edge of
entire and therefore affected by file fold, neatly cancelled by BRAILA 11/6 oval datestamp
(Tchilinghirian fig. 807) in blue. Minor perforation imperfections as usual, however one of the
outstanding rarities of D.D.S.G. philately.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 98)
Collection Jerger 1B 6 4'000 (€ 2'680 )
5652 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, two examples applied to piece for presentation, sharing fine strike
of framed BRAILA / Porto payé handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 805) struck in blue. One stamp with
small perforation fault but an attractive and scarce marking. (Photo = 1 229) 3/I 500 (€ 335 )
5653 1869 (July 23): Entire letter from Braila to Calafat franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
by fine oval BRAILA 13/7 datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 807) in blue. A fine and attractive cover.
(Photo = 1 227) 3/I 6 200 (€ 135 )
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Constantinople ca. 1870

5654

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in CHF approx. €
5654 1875 (Aug 23): Entire letter from Braila to Constantinople franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, one short perf. of no significance, tied by oval Ship's handstamp ALBRECHT / 10
well struck in blue (as Tchilinghirian fig. 284). Reverse with Austrian P.O. in Constantinople arrival
cds (26/8) in black and charged '20' kreuzer due in blue crayon. An outstanding and very
rare entire. 3/I 6 1'500 (€ 1'005 )
5655 1869 (May 30): Entire letter from Braila to Calafat franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
by framed PORT PAYÉ handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 804) well struck in blue. Adhesive applied
over file fold but an attractive and extremely rare usage, Tchilinghirian recording just one
other cover (Steindler collection, lot 195) with this handstamp used as a cancellation device.
(Photo = 1 227) 3/I 6 500 (€ 335 )
5656 Calafat. 1867 (Aug 10): Entire letter from Calafat to Braila franked by 1866 17 kr. red, Type
1, tied by superb strike of CALAFAT 10/VIII circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue.
Cover with two file folds of no importance, a fresh and fine entire. (Photo = 1 227) 1A 6 300 (€ 200 )
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Harbour from Livorno ca. 1860

5657

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in CHF approx. €
5657 1867 (March 31): Cover from Calafat to Livorno, Italy bearing D.D.S.G. 1866 17 kr. red
tied by CALAFAT 31/III circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue. Austria 1864 pair of
5 kr. rose red, perf. 9 1/2, tied by "Alt-Orsova" datestamp for onward transmission (3/4)
in black. The cover is backstamped at Vienna (5/4), Venice (7/4) and on arrival in Livorno
by datestamp in red; the D.D.S.G. adhesive being further cancelled by "CRED. AUS. S"
(Credit in Austrian Soldi) in black (Van Der Linden fig. 837B) with manuscript "20" in red crayon
alongside and charged due '11' centesemi on arrival. Illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume IV)
on page 785. Minor faults to envelope of absolutely no significance, a marvellous cover for
the Exhibition collection and connisseur of Postal History. 32+1A 6 10'000 (€ 6'700 )
5658 1867: 17 kr. red, perf. 9 1/2, a fine used horizontal pair, usual somewhat rough perfs., sharing
fine strike of circular CALAFAT 17/IX datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue. In common with
the entire D.D.S.G. issue, all multiples of these stamps in used condition are rarities.
(Photo = 1 229) 1B 750 (€ 505 )
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5647
5649

5650

5653 5655

5656 5660
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Calafat ca. 1870

5659

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in CHF approx. €
5659 1868 (June 6): Entire letter from Calafat to Braila with outstanding franking of 1866
10 kr. lilac, single and horizontal pair paying the triple weight; the left hand stamp in the
pair being contemporarily defective, with all stamps being neatly tied by circular CALAFAT
6/VI datestamps (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in a watery blue ink. Despite the fault and minor
creasing of no importance, this is one of the rarest of all D. D. S. G. covers and of great
importance, with no similar item noted in the Antonini, Jerger, See or Steindler collections.
Signed Zenker BPP. 2 6 12'000 (€ 8'040 )
5660 1869 (April 26): Entire letter from Calafat to Orsova, Hungary franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, minor ageing and a few blunted perforations, tied by fine strike of CALAFAT 8/V
datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue. (Photo = 1 227) 3/I 6 150 (€ 100 )
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5645

5658
5652 5666

5648
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5661

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in CHF approx. €
5661 1868 (Nov 7): Entire letter from Calafat to Braila franked by extremely scarce usage of 1867
10 kr. green, Type I, in a fine horizontal pair, left hand stamp with slight natural file fold and
right hand stamp with perforations slightly trimmed at top, tied by two strikes of CALAFAT
7/XI circular datestamps (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue. Despite the minor contemporary
imperfections, a very attractive and scarce item for the Exhibition collection: multiples on
letter are great rarities. Certificate Ferchenbauer. 3/I 6 2'500 (€ 1'675 )

5662

5662 1870: Small piece with 10 kr. red and Romania King Carol 1869 25 b. orange & blue (Mi 24),
three large margins just touched at top, with both stamps tied by fine strike of CALAFAT-
SERA datestamp (20/4) struck well in blue (Kiriac fig. 447a). A dramatic and extremely rare
usage, this piece being illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume IV) on page 786. 4 5 1'000 (€ 670 )
5663 1871 (March 20): Entire letter from Calafat to Braila franked by scarce 1870 10 kr. red,
neatly tied by bold strike of CALAFAT 20/III circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 782) in blue.
Entire with central file fold well away from the adhesive, a very rare stamp on letter.
(Photo = 1 239) 4 6 500 (€ 335 )
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5664
 Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5664 1871 (March 29): Entire letter from Calafat to Braila bearing 1870 10 kr. red, usual rough
perfs. and just crossed by file fold at top, tied by circular CALAFAT SALDIRT 29/III
datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 783) well struck in blue. Manuscript '10' in blue crayon on front and
reverse with "Braila-Dim" time datestamp in black. An attractive entire - an exceptionally
rare cancellation on an adhesive, Tchilinghirian recorded just the one example used thus, on
a loose 10 kr. green stamp (ex Kelly), there being no examples either off or on cover, in the
Antonini, See or Steindler collections. 4 6 1'000 (€ 670 )

5665
5665 Galatz. 1844: Entire letter from Galatz to Constantinople struck with fine circular D.D.S.G.
/ GALATZ / P.P. in brown ink (Tchilinghirian fig.808 - "rare").  Tchilinghirian & Stephen mentions
that this handstamp was probably originally manufactured in Constantinople, there being
D.D.S.G. markings of this type for just four towns:  Constantinople, Galatz, Ibraila and
Varna. An outstanding showpiece and an extremely rare cover. 6 1'500 (€ 1'005 )
5666 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, tied to small piece by complete strike of DONAU DAMPFSCHIFF
/ AGENTIE / GALAZ oval handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 815). Usual rough perfs., a
magnificent strike of this very rare cancellation. Signed Pfenninger.
Provininez: Collection Antonini (Corinphila sale 1985, lot 3549) (Photo = 1 229) 3/I 5 120 (€ 80 )
5667 1863: Entire letter from Sistov, Bulgaria to Theologo Brothers in Galatz, with green sender's
cachet on front and reverse with oval GALAZ 13/8 datestamp (26 x 22mm) struck well in
black (Tchilinghirian fig. 810). Entire opens well for Exhibit display. The latest recorded date of use
of this marking struck in black. (Photo = 1 239) 6 150 (€ 100 )
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in CHF approx. €
5668 1867 (June 12): Entire letter from Galatz to Rustchuk, Bulgaria franked by 1867 17 kr. red,
perf 9 1/2, tied by circular GALAZ 12/VI datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 813) struck in blue. Usual
rough perforations on adhesive, a fine and scarce entire. (Photo = 1 239) 1B 6 300 (€ 200 )
5669 1868 (May 29): Entire letter from Galatz to Giurgevo, Romania franked by 1866 10 kr. lilac
tied by fine strike of oval GALAZ 22/5 datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 810). A superb entire.
(Photo = 1 239) 2 6 450 (€ 300 )

5670
5670 1871 (June 12): Famous cover from Galatz to Sistov franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type
I, tied by bold strike of oval Ship's handstamp ARPAD / 16 in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 285). The
letter with a couple of negligible folds away from the adhesive, a great rarity in very fine
Exhibition quality. Illustrated in Tchilinghirian on page 178.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 286) 3/I 6 1'000 (€ 670 )

5671
5671 1868 (April 17): Entire letter from Galatz to Braila franked by 1866 10 kr. lilac, of good colour
but with minor imperfections, tied by outstanding strike of oval framed Ship's handstamp
BOREAS / 27 in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 288). A very rare and appealing cover, Tchilinghirian states
"amongst the scarcest of the DDSG ship markings..." and does not record a usage on this
stamp. 2 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
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5673

5683 5677

5674
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5672

 Michel 2009 Start price Start price


in CHF approx. €
5672 1871 (June 30): Entire letter from Galatz to Turnu Magurelle, franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, tied by framed Ship's handstamp E.B. SOPHIE (Eil Boot - Express Boat - Sophie)
handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 319). Fine quality and the only handstamp of this type issued
to a D.D.S.G. boat. An extremely rare entire.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 202) 3/I 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
5673 1871 (July 24): Entire letter from Galatz to Braila franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I,
tied by extremely scarce boxed and dated 24 / VII - 3- Reise Ship's Journey marking and
datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 325). Stamp with a few rough perforations as usual, but a rarity
of the issue. (Photo = 1 233) 3/I 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5674 1870 (April 30): Entire letter from Galatz to Braila franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
by unusual usage of two different numbered strikes of the scarce boxed and dated 12 / V - 4-
Reise 22 Ship's Journey marking and datestamp in blue and 12 / V - 2- Reise 22 struck over
the top of the previous datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 323, 327). It is interesting to note that Steindler
(lot 204) had another example of the "4" cancellation on cover, used on the same day. Stamp
applied slightly over edge of entire but otherwise a delightful and very rare usage.
  (Photo = 1 233) 3/I 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
5675 1853 (July 1): Baggage Ticket receipt in black on green paper (with Steamer illustration)
manuscript dated at top for journey to Pesth with weights and charges also entered in
manuscript. (Photo = 1 243) (6) 150 (€ 100 )
5676 Giurgevo. 1860 (April 27): Entire letter on embossed "Agentie Der Ersten K.K. Priv. Donau
Dampschifsffahrt Gesellscaft" paper, mailed from Giurgevo to Vienna with superb strike
of oval blue *D.D.S.G./ AGENTIE / GIURGEVO* handstamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig.
792). Over-struck by Vienna arrival datestamp in black (May 6), with manuscript "8" in red
crayon and corresponding framed "BFTAX..3 kr. / ZuTax..5 kr. = 8 kr." handstamp in black
for Postage Due calculation. A rare and fine entire of great postal history interest, the Agency
marking used two years earlier than recorded by Tchilinghirian.
Provenance: Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3536) (Photo = 1 243) 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
5677 1867/70: Group of three items with 1867 17 kr. red, perf. 9 1/2, tied to piece by rare strike
of framed GIURGEVO 10/VI datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 797), single 10 kr. green, Type
I, used with large part AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / RADUJEVAZ oval in blue (fig. 675) and small
piece with 1870 10 kr. red tied by near complete TURTUKAI datestamp in blue (fig. 931,
unrecorded on this stamp). A fine and scarce selection. (Photo = 1 233) 1B+3/I+4 5 500 (€ 335 )
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Giurgevo on the Danue ca. 1860

5678

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in CHF approx. €
5678 1868 (Aug 9): Entire letter from Giurgevo to Theologo Brothers in Galatz franked by
extraordinary combination usage of July 1866 10 kr. lilac and 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
both in manuscript and by oval AGENTIE GIURGEVO / SALDIRT / 9. AUG datestamp
(Tchilinghirian fig. 795) in blue. Both stamps have been 'doodled' on, probably by the Postal
employee with the '10' enhanced on the 10 kr. lilac and Anchor added, the 10 kr. green
with '9' of date. Reverse with oval GALAZ 10/8 arrival datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 810) in blue.
Illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume IV) on page 787. A famous cover of delightful visual
appeal and a great rarity of the issue. 2+3/I 6 5'000 (€ 3'350 )
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Constantinople, Castle of the Seven


Towers ca. 1870

5678A

 Michel 2009 Start price Start price


in CHF approx. €
5678A 1868 (Aug 27): Dramatic combination cover from Giurgevo to Constantinople franked
by Austrian Italy 1864 10 soldi blue pair (Mi V22) and D.D.S.G. 1867 17 kr. red, perf. 12,
the pair cancelled by manuscript pen strokes and the 17 kr. tied by bold Ship's handstamp
SILISTRIA 27/8 with the '27' in manuscript (as Tchilinghirian fig. 300), which also just ties the 10 s.
pair. Reverse with Austrian P.O. in Constantinople arrival cds (29/8) in black. Some overall
toning around perforations not affecting the appearance of a wonderful and rare cover that
opens well for Exhibit display. A remarkable and extremely rare entire. Signed A. Bolaffi, A.
Diena. Certificate G. Bolaffi. 1A 6 10'000 (€ 6'700 )
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5679 1870 (June 20): Cover from Giurgevo to Galatz franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied by
oval Ship's handstamp SOFIE / 11 in blue (Tchilighirian fig. 302), a very fine strike of an extremely
rare marking. Reverse of cover with oval GALAZ 21/VI arrival datestamp (fig. 811) struck in
blue. Slight file folds but an outstanding and rare cover.
Provenance: Collection Jerger (Photo = 1 243) 3/i 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5680 1868 (Nov 27): Entire letter from Giurgevo to Galatz franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type
I, tied by good strike of oval FRIEDRICH / 42 Ship's handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 292).
Reverse with superb arrival datestamp of oval GALATZ 28/XI in blue (fig. 809). A delightful
and very rare entire. Opinion Holcombe.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 212)
Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3514) (Photo = 1 241) 3/I 6 1'000 (€ 670 )

5681

5681 Piquet. 1868 (Dec 10): Cover from Piquet to Vienna franked by wonderful combination
usage of D.D.S.G. 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied by oval AGENTIE / PIQUET / SALDIRT
in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 785) and Austria 1867 5 kr. red tied by Alt-Orsova datestamp in black
(10/12). Vienna arrival cds on reverse. A wonderful and rare cover for the specialist. 3/I 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5682 Turnu Magurelle. 1868 (March 15):  Delightful cover from Turnu Magurelle to Braila
franked by July 1866 10 kr. lilac tied by superb strike of oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / T.
MAGURELLE handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 790) in blue. Exceptional and very scarce so fine.
(Photo = 1 241) 2 6 700 (€ 470 )
5683 Turnu Severin. 1867/74: 5 kr. rose red, toning around perforations, used on small piece
and tied by italic PER DAMPFSCHIFF handstamp in black (applied in Vienna) with oval
FILIAL WERFTVERWALTUNG / D. D. S. G. / T SEVERIN cachet in blue alongside.
Despite the ageing, an attractive and scarce piece. (Photo = 1 233) 37 5 300 (€ 200 )
5684 1869 (April 22): Cover from Turnu Severin to Galatz franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I,
tied by oval AGENTIE / D. D. S. G. / TURN SEVERIN handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 777).
Some minor ageing but scarce. (Photo = 1 245) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
5685 1881 (July 1): Cover with printed "Erste k. k. priv. Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft." at
top franked by 1879 10 b. rose-carmine and 1880 15 b. lilac brown tied by neat T. SEVERIN
datestamp in purple, mailed to Vienna with arrivals on reverse (4/7). A fine and rare usage
after the close of Official services of the D. D. S. G. on the Danube. (Photo = 1 239) 51+55 6 300 (€ 200 )
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View of Belgrade

5686

Serbia
 Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5686 Belgrad. 1878: D.D.S.G. 10 kr. green, Type II, used on imprinted cover from Belgrade to
Rahova, envelope with faults and restored on reverse, adhesive tied by oval K. K. PR. 1 TE
D. DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT / AGENTIE / BELGRAD in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 667b). A rare cover. 3/II 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
5687 Gradischte. 1866: Cover front from Gradischte to Rustchuk, Bulgaria franked by July 1866
10 kr. lilac, upper right corner missing, tied by bold strike of extremely rare GRADISCHTE
26/VII circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 473 - 'RRR') in blue. Illustrated in Tchilinghirian on page
414, who states "the only recorded letter from the D. D. S. G. Agency in Gradischte".
Provenance: Collection Steindler, lot 158 (Photo = 1 245) 2 (6) 500 (€ 335 )
5688 Gura-Wai. 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used in Guravoja on small piece and tied by
immaculate strike of oval GURA-WAI 2/7 datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 776, the listing example -
'RRR'). Ex E. Cohen, Jerger (lot 20) See, Steindler (lot 338). (Photo = 1 241) 3/I 5 1'500 (€ 1'005 )
5689 Radujevatz. 1874 (June 24): Large piece franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied by rare
framed Cash on Delivery charge Paid handstamp NACHNAHME / D. D. S. G. / BEZAHLT
/ RADUJEVATZ in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 679, but with 'T' in Radujevatz). Orsova datestamp alongside
(24/6) in black and Budapest datestamp below (26/6) in black. Rare. (Photo = 1 243) 3/I 5 300 (€ 200 )
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5667

5669

5663

5691

5685 5695
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5690

Bosnia
 (under Ottoman rule) Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5690 Brcska. 1878: 10 kr. green, Type II, a used example with small corner fault, on small piece
with Bosnia 10 kr. blue (Mi. 5/I) sharing good strike of enormously rare oval D.D.S.G. /
AGENTIE / BRCSKA handstamp (Tchilinghirian unrecorded, Ringstrom & Tester type 2) in blue. A magnificent
and rare piece, illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume IV) on page 786.
Provenance: Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3521) 3/II 5 1'000 (€ 670 )

Bulgaria and the Dobrudja (under Ottoman rule)


5691 Czernavoda. 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used example crossed by file fold on outer letter
sheet to Rustchuk, Bulgaria tied by circular CZERNAWODA 29/7 datestamp in blue
(Tchilinghirian fig. 851). (Photo = 1 239) 3/I 6 150 (€ 100 )

5692

5692 1870c.: The famous small piece with D.D.S.G. 1879 10 kr. red, small faults, used in
conjunction with the Danube & Black Sea Railway 20 pa. black on green, the latter tied by
manuscript pen cross and both adheasives sharing complete strike of D.D.S.G. / AGENTIE /
CZERNAVODA oval handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 853). Extremely rare - the DBSR issue is
more usually found used in combination with Austrian Italy adhesives. Signed Dr. Vodrazka 4 5 6'000 (€ 4'020 )
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5680

5703 5688 5693

5682
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in CHF approx. €
5693 Hirsova. 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, usual rough perfs. and ageing, tied to small piece by
near complete strike of circular HIRSOVA 2/VIII datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 854). A very
rare cancellation.
Provenance: Collection Jerger (Photo = 1 241) 3/I 5 500 (€ 335 )
5694 Lom Palanka. 1867 (May 23): Entire letter from Lom Palanka to Orsova franked by 1878
17 kr. red, perf. 9 1/2, tied by neat strike of circular LOM PALANKA 23/V datestamp
(Tchilinghirian fig. 899) in blue. One corner perforation missing on the adhesive but a charming
entire. (Photo = 1 245) 1B 6 500 (€ 335 )
5695 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used on large part entire letter from Lom Palanka to Rustchuk,
adhesive with small central imperfection, tied by oval AGENTIE / D. D. S. G. / LOM
PALANKA in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 898). Signed Lamy. (Photo = 1 239) 3/1 6 200 (€ 135 )

5696

5696 1876 (April 27): Entire letter from Lom Palanka to Vienna franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, tied by oval AGENTIE / D. D. S. G. / LOM PALANKA in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 898).
Transit datestamp of "Bazias" alongside in black and struck on arrival in Vienna with italic
PER DAMPFSCHIFF in black and charged 10 kreuzer postage due in red crayon. Vienna
cds in red on reverse. A very similar entire is illustrated in Tchilinghirian on page 514, a fine
and very rare entire in excellent quality.  3/I 6 2'000 (€ 1'340 )
5697 1871 (Sept 17): Entire letter from Lom Palanka to Viddin, franked by 1870 10 kr. red, some
file folds away from adhesive, tied by oval AGENTIE / D. D. S. G. / LOM PALANKA
handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 898) in blue.  (Photo = 1 245) 4 6 300 (€ 200 )
5698 1871 (June 25): Cover from Lom Palanka to Orsova franked by 1870 10 kr. red tied by
brilliant strike of circular SALDIRT 25/VI/71 datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 901). Reverse
with "Alt-Orsova" arrival cds (26/6) in black and manuscript '6' kreuzer due in red crayon.
Illustrated in Tchilinghirian on page 514. An exceptional and very rare cover, the only
recorded example of this usage.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 240) (Photo = 1 245) 4 6 600 (€ 400 )
5699 Nicopoli. 1868 (Oct 27): Entire letter from Nicopoli to Galatz, franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, tied by neat strike of circular NICOPOLI 27/X datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 906) in blue,
however contrary to the illustration (which shows the same date) the bar between day and
month is underneath the month date. Reverse of entire with oval GALAZ 29/10 datestamp
(fig. 810) struck in blue. Cover opens well to display both cancellations. A rare and fine cover.
(Photo = 1 245) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
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5689
5676

5715 5679
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5700 Oreava. 1866 (June 21): Entire letter from Oreava (Rahovo) to Galatz franked by April 1866
17 kr. red tied by OREAVA 21/VI circular datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 909) with fine strike
of oval GALATZ 22/VI arrival (fig. 809) on reverse. A fine and scarce early usage.
(Photo = 1 249) 1A 6 400 (€ 270 )
5701 1872 (June 19): Entire letter from Oreava (Rahovo) to Pesth franked by 1867 10 kr. green,
Type I, fault at base tied by OREAVA circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 909) in blue. Transit
datestamp of Alt-Orsova alongside in black (19/6) and reverse with Pest arrival cds, where
taxed 10 kr. in blue crayon. (Photo = 1 245) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
5702 1871 (Sept 29): Entire letter from Oreava (Rahovo) to Alt-Orsova franked by 1870 10 kr. red
tied by superb strike of framed OREAVA handstamp in blue-green (Tchilinghirian fig. 911). Reverse
with arrival cds of Alt-Orsova (1/10) in black. A delightful and very rare entire. Certificate
Holcombe.
Provenance: Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3572). (Photo = 1 247) 4 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5703 Rustchuk. 1864: 5 s. rose red, perf. 9 1/2, fine used example with slight rubbing at top,
superbly cancelled by rare usage of RUSTZUK / VIII datestamp of the D.D.S.G. Agency in
blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 916, Müller 114 - 340 points). (Photo = 1 241) V21 200 (€ 135 )
5704 No lot.
5705 No lot.
5706 Silistria. 1875 (Oct 4): Cover from Silistria to Vienna franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I,
tied by good strike of oval AGENTIE / D. 1. K.K. PR. DONAU / DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT /
SILISTRIA in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 918), with "Bazias" cds alongside in black and manuscript
charge of 10 kr. due in red crayon. A fine and scarce cover. (Photo = 1 245) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )

5707
5707 1880 (April 19):Entire letter from Silistria to Rustchuk, Bulgaria franked by 1878 10 kr.
green, Type II, tied by bold strike of circular SILISTRIA 19/IV datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian
fig. 919). Minor file fold at top of entire barely grazes the adhesive, a magnificent entire showing
a late usage of the D.D.S.G. issue. Signed Raybaudi. Certificate E. Diena.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 306) 3/II 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5708 Sistov. 1868 (July 4): Entire letter from Sistov to Vienna franked by July 1866 10 kr.
lilac of good colour with one or two traces of red ink from Vienna arrival cancel, tied by
circular datestamp 4/7 and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp, both in blue
(Tchilinghirian fig. 928,928a). Originally charged 6 kreuzer in blue manuscript, altered to '15' in red
crayon on arrival in Vienna (7/7). A delightful and rare entire. (Photo = 1 249) 2 6 600 (€ 400 )
5709 1868 (Oct 14):  Cover from Sistov to Pesth, franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
by slightly unclear circular datestamp and by fine oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV
handstamp, both in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928,928a). Taxed on arrival in Pesth with manuscript '10'
kreuzers due and Pesth arrival cds on reverse. Adhesive slightly over the top edge of cover
and thus affected by file fold, but a fine and scarce usage. (Photo = 1 249) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
5710 1869 (Dec 2): Cover from Sistov to Vienna franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied by
good strikes of both circular date cancellation 2/12 and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. /
SISTOV handstamp, both struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928, 928a). "Alt-Orsova" transit cds in
black at right (4/12) and taxed with red crayon '10' (kreuzer) due marking. Vienna arrival
cds (7/12) on reverse in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, an attractive and scarce
cover.  (Photo = 1 249) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
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5684

5698

5699

5697

5701 5706
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Sistov ca. 1865

5711
 Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5711 1878 (Sept 22): The famous Hungary / D.D.S.G. combination cover, bearing extraordinary
(and unique) usage of 1878 10 kr. green, Type II, in a vertical pair, lower stamp with minor
contemporary tear, tied by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 928)
in blue, with Hungary 1874 5 kr. rose red (Mi 17) tied by BAZIAS datestamp in black. Reverse
with Vienna arrival cds (23/9). Cover with small repairs and creases at right, however this
cover is the only known mixed franking of these issues and has featured prominently in the
collections of Steindler (lot 308) and Jerger. Illustrated in Tchilinghirian on page 522, a major
rarity of both DDSG and Hungarian classic philately. 3/II 6 7'500 (€ 5'025 )
5712 1879 (May 4): Cover from Sistov to Vienna franked by 1878 10 kr. green, Type II, tied by
oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / SISTOV handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 928) in blue, taxed in transit
with "T" marking and "Orsova" cds alongside in black. Reverse with Vienna arrival cds
(May 6) and charged 10 kr. due in blue crayon. A magnificent cover of great scarcity.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 311) (Photo = 1 247) 3/II 6 1'500 (€ 1'005 )
5713 1871 (March 16): Entire letter from Sistov to Orsova franked by 1870 10 kr. red tied by fine
strike of SISTOV 26/III circular datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 929) in blue. A superb and fresh entire
in outstanding quality. (Photo = 1 249) 4 6 400 (€ 270 )
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5712

5714
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5714 1870 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Sistov to Orsova franked by 1870 10 kr. red tied by superbly
struck circular SISTOV 12/XII datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 929) with equally fine strike of oval
Ship's handstamp STADT PEST / 26 also in blue below (fig. 315). A delightful and extremely
rare cover for the connisseur of both D.D.S.G. and Bulgarian philately. Certificate Holcombe.
Provenance: Collection Steindler (lot 250) and Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3606)
(Photo = 1 247) 4 6 1'000 (€ 670 )
5715 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used on entire letter from Sistov to Rustchuk, with fault at lower
left corner, tied by extremely unusual usage of circular AUSGEFOLGT 8/IX (Forwarded)
datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 623). Some small faults to letter-sheet but rare. Certificate
Holcombe.
Provenance: Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3584) (Photo = 1 243) 3/I 6 250 (€ 170 )
5716 1869 (March 7): Entire letter from Sistov to Rustchuk franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I,
solely tied by neat 7/3 circular datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 928a). Two file folds away from
adhesive, an attractive cover. (Photo = 1 249) 3/I 6 200 (€ 135 )

SS Sulina

5717
5717 Sulina. 1867: 17 kr. red, a fine used example on large piece of front of cover addressed to
Braila tied by oval Ship's handstamp SULINA 3/IV in blue (unlisted in Ringstrom & Tester and Tchilinghirian).
Note that this cancellation type shows the date rather than the Ship's number, Tchilinghirian
illustrates the S.S. Sulina on page 164, noting that the ship was hardly larger than a tug-boat
but was one of the few driven by a screw-propeller. A very rare cancellation. Signed Müller.
Provenance: Collection Jerger 1B 5 1'500 (€ 1'005 )
5718 Tulcia. 1873 (May 21): Cover from Tulcha, Dobrudja to Galatz franked by 1867 10 kr.
green, Type I, tied by lightly struck circular TULCIA 21/V datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 858) in
blue. Reverse with "Galati" thimble datestamp of arrival (May 22) and manuscript '20'
kreuzer due. (Photo = 1 251) 3/I 6 200 (€ 135 )
5719 Turtukai. 1867 (May 7): 10 kr. green, Type I, used on cover from Turtukay to Rustchuk,
Bulgaria tied by circular TURTUKAI 7/V datestamp struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 931), also
tied by red manuscript at upper right. Cover with some ageing but scarce, Tchilinghirian
records just the one cover with this cancellation on the 10 kr. green.
Provenance: Collection Neufeld
Collection Karaivanoff (Corinphila, sale 133, lot 1136) (Photo = 1 251) 3/I 6 400 (€ 270 )
5720 Widdin. 1866: 17 kr. red, perf. 12, used on entire letter written in arabic to Braila, tied by
circular "19/9" thimble datestamp and by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN handstamp
(Tchilinghirian fig. 933), both in blue. A fine cover. (Photo = 1 251) 1A 6 400 (€ 270 )
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5700

5709

5710

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5721

 Michel 2009 Start price Start price


in CHF approx. €
5721 1868 (Nov): Cover from Widdin to Vienna endorsed "Orsova" at top, franked by extremely
scarce usage of July 1866 10 kr. lilac in a horizontal pair, tied by good strike of oval
AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 933) and by part blue crayon
in manuscript. Reverse with Vienna arrival datestamp in red, where charged 45 kr. due. An
extremely rare multiple on letter in excellent condition. Illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume
IV) on page 784.
Provenance: Collection Franz See (Corinphila, sale 62, lot 2573) 2 6 7'500 (€ 5'025 )
5722 1868 (Aug 1): Cover from Viddin to Pesth, endorsed at top "Calafatul", franked by 1867
10 kr. green, Type I, tied by oval AGENTIE / D.D.S.G. / WIDDIN handstamp in blue
(Tchilinghirian fig. 933). Charged on receipt of 10 kr. in manuscript. (Photo = 1 251) 3/I 6 500 (€ 335 )
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5718

5724
5720

5722 5725
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5723

Russian
 Empire Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5723 1876c.: Small piece with Russia 1875 8 kopek carmine & grey (Mi 26) and D.D.S.G. 1867
10 kr. green, Type I, both tied by two strikes of oval D.D.S.G. / ODESSA handstamp in blue
(Tchilinghirian fig. 834). A remarkable and very rare piece, Tchilinghirian states "no mixed frankings
with Russian stamps known" although another piece is illustrated in Ferchenbauer (Volume
IV) on page 786. A rarity. 3/I 5 1'000 (€ 670 )
5724 1869 (April 16): Entire letter from Odessa to Braila franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, tied
by fine strike of oval D.D.S.G. / ODESSA 16/4 datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 834). Reverse
with oval GALAZ 18/4 datestamp of receipt (fig. 810) in blue. A similar cover to this, from the
same correspondence, was in the collection of Franz See, struck with the circular Odessa
cancellation. An outstanding and extremely rare cover.  (Photo = 1 251) 3/I 6 300 (€ 200 )
5725 1876 (April 29): Entire letter from the 'Hotel Suisse' in Odessa to Galatz, franked by 1876
10 kr. green, Type II, tied by D.D.S.G. / ODESSA oval handstamp and by oval Ship's
handstamp METTERNICH both in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 834, 297). Reverse of fine entire with
Galatz arrival cds (May 1) and charged '50' bani postage due in blue crayon on receipt.
Rare and exceptional Russian usage. Ex collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3558). Certificate
Holcombe. (Photo = 1 251) 3/II 6 1'000 (€ 670 )

5726
5726 1871 (Dec 14): Entire letter from Odessa to Galatz franked by 1867 10 kr. green, Type I,
tied by rare combination of D.D.S.G. / ODESSA oval handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 834) and oval
PROPELLER GIURGEVO/16 Ship's handstamp (fig. 312), both struck in blue.  Reverse of
entire with "Galati" thimble cds (Jan 1, 1872) of arrival and charged 10 kreuzer due in blue
crayon. Tchilinghirian (page 187) only records this Ship's handstamp on a loose 10 kr. red. A rare
and magnificent entire. 3/I 6 1'200 (€ 805 )
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Various
 Ship Markings Michel 2009 Start price Start price
in CHF approx. €
5727 1870: 10 kr. red, a fine used example on small piece with near complete strike of oval Ship's
handstamp AUSTRIA/173 struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 286). Rare.
Provenance: Collection Antonini (Corinphila, sale 85, lot 3514) 4 5 400 (€ 270 )
5728 1864: 5 kr. rose red, perf. 9 1/2, used on small piece, negligible corner imperfection, cancelled
by large part HERMINE/25 Ship cancellation of the D.D.S.G. in blue. Rare, unrecorded by
Tchilinghirian and Ringstrom & Tester. 32 5 400 (€ 270 )

5729
5729 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, used on large part of undated outer letter sheet to Braila and tied
by good strike of oval Ship's handstamp DEBRECZIN/39 in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 290). Side flaps
missing but a very attractive cover, most probably mailed from Galatz as the "Debreczin"
served most of it's time as an Express mail steamer on the lower reaches of the Danube.
Signed Bühler. 3/I 6 1'000 (€ 670 )

5730
5730 1867: Small piece bearing combination usage of Austrian Levant 1867 10 soldi deep blue
and 1867 DDSG 10 kr. green, type I, with both stamps tied by good strikes of AGENTIE /
D. 1. K. K. PR. DONAU / DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT / SILISTRIA oval handstamps (Tchilinghirian
918) in blue. Minor bend between the adhesives but a rare combination usage. 3/I 5 500 (€ 335 )