Lot 60120
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Price realised
30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Auction date
Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)

The Entire Ottoman Empire Postal History Estate of the Late Dr. Wahby

1840-1930 An extensive and valuable collection of Ottoman Empire cancellation on stamps, fragments, cards, complete entire and envelopes. Showing a vast array of different type of cancels including negative seals, Arabic only and bilingual type cancels.

The collection is housed in nineteen (19) stockbooks and fifteen (15) Lindner albums showing many hundreds of post marks from the following countries or regions: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Yugoslavia, plus a vast array of Turkish markings, many with Coles and Walker 25pts and some unrecorded markings.

Including literature with a complete set of 10 of the “Illustrated Ottoman-Turkish Postmarks” and Coles and Walker’s “Postal Cancellations of the Ottoman Empire” parts 1-4

A wonderful lifetime collection/accumulations and an excellent basis for study and expansion into an exhibit collection