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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6634 image1868 (Aug 28): Double rate envelope from the small village Vosniesienskij Posad to Rouen, France, bearing horizontal pair 1858 30 kop. red & green perf. 12½, tied by crisp cds's, PD in red and French entry "PRUSSEE ERQUELINES 10 SEPT. 68" cds in blue alongside. The obverse shows Prussian "f 5½" (sgr.) weiterfranko in red crayon. Reverse with Moscow transit (Aug 31) and Rouen arrival cds's. An appealing cover, a very late usage of the third issue from this small village. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6635 image1865 (Sept 16): Envelope from St. Petersburg to Vaugirard, France bearing vertical pair 1864 1 kop. black & yellow perf. 12½ in mixed franking with 1865 5 kop. black & violet and horizontal strip of three 10 kop. brown & blue, tied by St. Petersburg despatch cds, "P.D." and Prussian "AUS RUSSLAND FRANCO 29 9 65" transit cds, both in red as well as French "PRUSSE 1 OCT. 65 ERQUELINES" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with datestamps of St. Peterburg city and expeditiya P.O.'s and Vaugirard arrival cds (Oct. 1). Minor toning, nevertheless an appealing three-colour mixed issue franking to pay the 37 kopek pre-1866 rate to France. Signed Sottoriva.rnProvenance: Collection Henry C. Gibson, Eugene Klein, New York, 11 March 1944, lot 360. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6636 image1866 (Dec 2): Triple rate cover from Taganrog to Constantinople, endorsed "with steamer from Odessa", bearing 1865 10 kop. brown & blue, a single example and 20 kop. blue & orange in a block of four, all perf. 14½, tied by "TAGANROG 2 DEC. 1866" cds's in black. Vertical filing fold below the 10 kop. adhesive and some perforation irregularities, nevertheless a very rare usage of the block and a fine usage to pay three times the 30 kopek rate. Cert. E. Diena (1978)rnNote: The single rate to the Levant was 10 kop. per Loth for Russia and 20 kop. for ROPiT. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6637 image1868 (Dec 18): Double rate cover from Warsaw to St. Petersburg, bearing 1865 20 kop. blue & orange perf. 14½, a superb adhesive with vibrant colour and strong embossing, tied by "WARSAWA 18 12 1868". Reverse with St. Petersburg arrival cds (Dec 20). Part of backflap missing, opened roughly on reverse, nevertheless a most attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6638 image1877 (Aug 20): Printed matter wrapper from St. Petersburg to Cairo, bearing a vertical pair of 1866 1 kop. black & yellow on horizontally laid paper perf. 14½, a fine and fresh multiple with vibrant colour, tied by "C. PETERBURG VII EKSP. 20 AUG. 1877". Reverse with oval TRIEST transit datestamp (Sept. 1, 1877). Some toning, but an interesting printed matter item directed to the Khedive of Egypt. Cert. Mikulski (1993). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6639 image1883 (March 26): Stationery envelope 5 kop. grey with additional franking of a horizontal pair of 1866 1 kop. black & yellow on horizontally laid paper perf. 14½, tied by "BOLDINSKOJE P.O. 26 MAR. 1883" cds and sent to Moscow, reverse with arrival cds of the next day. A most attractive item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6640 image1877 (July 23): Registered cover from Tsivilsk to the court in Kazan bearing 1866 1 kop. black & yellow, 3 kop. black & green (2) on horizontally laid paper and 1875 20 kop. blue & orange (2), each of the five stamps tied by "TSIVILSK 23 IYUL. 1877" cds. Arrival "KAZAN UTR. 27 IYUL. 1877" arrival cds alongside. Wax seal cut out from the reverse, nevertheless an appealing three-colour franking.rnNote: The correct 47 kop. rate four times 8 kop. for a cover of four loth, 10 kop. registration fee and 5 kop. for the receipt, in the 1875 tariff.rnProvenance: Collection Liphschutz, Harmers, Lugano, part III, Feb 1994, lot 2114. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6641 image1874 (April 24): Fully paid entire letter from Odessa to a cheese dealer in Langnau, Switzerland bearing 1866 1 kop. black & yellow (3) and 10 kop. brown & blue, tied by Odessa despatch cds, "P.D." and boxed FRANKIROVANO alongside. The obverse shows also the '1½' (Sgr.) weiterfranco in red crayon, reverse with two Russian railway line cds's, Vienna and Burgdorf transit as well as Langnau arrival cds (May 11). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6642 image1872 (March 16): Entire letter from Odessa to Montpellier bearing 1866 3 kop. black & green and 10 kop. brown & blue (2) on vertically laid paper as well as 5 kop. black & lilac on horizontally laid paper, four fresh and fine adhesives, tied by light Odessa despatch cds's. Russian oval framed FRANKIROVANO in mauve, Austrian "A. / P.D." in black and French "AUTR. AVRICOURT 2 AVRIL 72" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with Paris transit and Montpellier arrival cds (April 3). A fine and fresh cover with a rare usage of the vertically laid stamps. Cert. Mikulski (1994). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6643 image1878 (Jan 23): Formular postcard bearing 1866 5 kop. black & lilac on horizontally laid paper, tied by dotted numeral obliterator with two line prephilatelic "TIFLISKAYA STANITZA" datestamp alongside, sent to a book shop in Odessa, reverse with arrival cds (Jan 31). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6644 image1872 (May 2): Envelope from Warsaw to Lvov bearing 1866 10 kop. brown & blue on vertically laid paper, a fresh and fine example of this rare stamp, tied by despatch cds of the Warsaw postal administration for international mail, another information strike, POLOGNE and boxed FRANCO alongside. Reverse with "LEMBERG LVOV 15 / 5 72" arrival cds. A fine and fresh cover showing the local cross-border rate to Austria.rnProvenance: Collection Liphschutz, Harmers, Lugano, part III, Feb 1994, lot 2104. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Poland
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6645 image1873 (Apr. 15): Envelope from Warsaw to Paris, bearing 1866 20 kop. blue & orange on horizontally laid paper, a superb adhesive tied by four ring numeral 'B.W.' Railway obliterator of the Bromberg - Warsaw line. Russian two line datestamp, framed FRANCO and "P.D." in red, Prussian "AUS RUSSLAND FRANCO 24 4 73" cds in red and French "ALLEMAGNE ERQ. PARIS 29 AVRIL 73" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with Russian Railway cds of the line 27-28 (Apr. 15). An appealing item.rnProvenance: Collection Bojanowicz, Corinphila sale 112, 17 May 1999, lot 3226. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Russia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6646 image1875 (Aug 15): Registered Envelope from Klin to Königsberg, Germany, bearing 1866 30 kop. rose & green on horizontally laid paper, tied by crisp Klin despatch cds. Russian framed ZAKAZNOJE - Registered handstamp and German provisional registration label for incoming registered mail used at Eydtkuhnen-Dirschau alongside. Reverse with additional Klin information strike and "BESTELLUNG 31 8" distribution cds of the Königsberg P.O. Some toning and edge wear, nevertheless an interesting item, mailed just after the foundation of the GPU with an early usage of the German provisional label.rnNote: The franking is rather arbitrary, presumably due to the rate changes related to the establishment of the new GPU rates which came into force on June 19, 1875 (Julian calendar). A registered single rate cover like the present one should have been franked with 8 kop. for the cover, 10 kop. for the registration and 5 kop. for the receipt, in total 23 kop. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6647 image1882 (Dec 15): Decorative envelope from Tambov to St. Imier, Switzerland, bearing 1879 7 kop. grey & carmine on horizontally laid paper, tied by fair "TAMBOV 15 DEC 1882" cds, another information strike alongside. Reverse with Swiss Ambulant and St. Imier arrival cds's (Jan 3, 1883). An appealing item with full original contents.rnNote: Between 1879 and 1889 postal rates within Russia and to other members of the UPU were identical. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Russian P.O. in China
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6648 image1904 (April): Registered envelope from Port Arthur to St. Petersburg, bearing 1889 14 kop. blue & rose-red on horizontally laid paper, tied by Port Arthur cds with matching registration label alongside. Reverse with St. Petersburg arrival cds (Apr. 31, 1904). An appealing item from the beginning of the Russo-Japanese War.rnNote: Port Arthur was a deep-water port and the Russian naval base at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria. In February 1904 it was attacked by Japanese forces which was the starting point of this war which was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6649 imageRussia in China 1907 (June 25): Red Band Cover from Urga in Mongolia, bearing on reverse 1905 7 kop. dark blue, tied by fair "URGA 25 VI 1907" cds's in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 443). Signed Holcombe.rnNote: The Russian Post Offices in Mongolia used Russian definitives, not those overprinted KITAI prepared for use in China proper. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6650 imageRussia in China 1916 (Dec 22): Registered Red Band Cover from Kashgar in Sinkiang to the Russian P.O. in Tientsin, bearing a vertical strip of four 1912 5 kop. brown-lilac with varnish lines, a fresh and fine multiple, tied by clear "KASHGAR KIT. VLAD. -9. 11. 16" cds's in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 424). Reverse with matching registration label, on obverse "TIENTSIN POSTE RUSSE 22 12 16" arrival cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 492) and delivery handstamp of the Chinese post office. Cert. Holcombe (1992).rnNote: The Russian post offices in Sinkiang used Russian definitives not those overprinted KITAI for usage in China proper.rnProvenance: Collection Liphschutz, Harmers, Lugano, part IV, Feb 1994, lot 2166. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF9,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6651 imageRussia in China 1920 (Nov 18): Philatelic Cover within Peking, bearing 1917 '3 DOLL. 50 C.' on 3,50 R. black & grey, tied by "PEKIN 18 11 20" cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 470). Receiver's name covered, but a rare usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Russian Levant
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6652 image1864 (Feb 5): Letter-sheet from Constantinople to Aleppo, endorsed "via Alexandrette", bearing two fine and fresh single Russia Imperial Arms 1858 10 kop. brown & blue perf. 12½, tied by "KONSTANTINOPOL 5 FEB. 1864" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 3), very scarce transit "PORT ALEKSANDRETTA FEB 13" cds in blue (modified Tchilinghirian fig. 198) with exchanged month and day slug and mute year slug alongside. The reverse shows a further Constantinople despatch strike. A very attractive entire showing the Port-to-Port rate to an unusual destination with the inland part of the journey within Syria presumably carried by courrier and paid by the addressee. Cert. Holcombe (1990).rnNote: Despatched at the Russian Consular Post Office in Constantinople, where Russian Imperial stamps were used from November 1862 until they were replaced by the 'Ship & Eagle' adhesives of the ROPiT in 1865. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6653 imageInscribed P.O.Π.и.T (ROPiT), 1868 (March 3): Incoming envelope from Odessa to Constantinople, bearing 1866 10 pa. rose & blue in a right marginal horizontal strip of four and a base marginal horizontal pair, two fresh and fine multiples with vibrant colour and good to huge margins, tied by three perfect strikes of "ODESSA 4 MAR. 1868" cds in black. Reverse with crisp arrival "KONST-POLSK. AGENSTVO 5 MAR 1868" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 13). Horizontal and vertical filing folds between the multiples, cover roughly opened, nevertheless an attractive cover, the only usage of this issue in Russia known to the describer. Signed Sorani.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maritime Mail of the Levant', DF, May 2005, lot 20265. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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