Russia
February 11, 2009

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Lot #37
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thin paper, vertical pair, tied by special "Riga 6 May, 1858' cds on piece, v.f.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #38
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, horizontal pair, cancelled "5" in rectangular dots of "Novaya Ladoga" (St.Petersburg), fine
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #39
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, tied by boxed "Kronshtadt 14 June 1858" datestamp on FL to St.Petersburg, v.f. and beautiful number two cover, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #40
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, cancelled by pen and tied by rectangular boxed datestamp "7 June 1858" of the St.Petersburg Post Office sub-office, "IIe Otd.(elene" (2nd sub-office) on FL to Helsingfors, with "ANK 21/6" arrival hs on back; also a single stamp, thick paper, cancelled by "VI Otd" (6th sub-office), all mounted and written up on album page, fine
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #41
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, numeral cancellation, fresh and fine stamp, signed Calves etc.,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
Unsold
Lot #42
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, well centered stamp, cancelled by "Husyatin 9 October" cds, fresh and v.f., signed "Gebruder Senf" (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #43
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, town cancellation, dated 16 September, 1869 (late usage), fine, signed Calves,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
Unsold
Lot #44
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, well centered, neat "Orel" cds, v.f. (Mi.3x)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #45
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, cancelled "38" in oval dots of Riga, very fresh and fine, ex-Maslowski (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #46
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, excellent centering, wide margins, cancelled "2" in circular dots of Moscow, v.f. and exceptional stamp, signed Bloch, with 1980 Friedl cert. (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #47
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k dark blue & orange, thin paper, used, reperforated at left, otherwise fine, signed Diena etc., ex-Small,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #48
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k green & violet, perforated trial color proof on unwatermarked and gummed stamp paper, sheet margin horizontal pair, h.r., fresh and v.f., with Mikulski cert. A rare multiple, only one sheet of 100 issued
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Catalog #3P
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #49
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, thick paper, cancelled "Kiev" (probably ca 1865), well centered, v.f. (Mi.4x)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value EUR 3,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #50
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, thick paper, well centered used, v.f., signed Romeko, Mikulski (Mi.4x)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value EUR 3,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #51
RUSSIA 1858-68
1864 5k lilac, horizontal strip of four, cancelled "9" in dots, right stamp with small faults, otherwise fine, ex-Small
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Catalog #7
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #52
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, used on printed entire letter from Bergen, Norway, dated 1 November, 1859 and addressed to Pernau. The letter was sent unfranked from Bergen and bears the oval "J.H.Fasner & Sohn, Bergen" merchant's cachet in oval. The 10k adhesive was added in Riga and cancelled by "38" in circular dots, with boxed transit and arrival postmarks on back, fine and probably unique usage of Russian adhesive from Norway
Envelope
Catalog #8
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #53
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & yellow brown, imperforate proof on thick unwatermarked and gummed paper, v.f., ex-Breitfuss and Faberge, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #9P
Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #54
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 FL from Taganrog, via Odessa to Piraeus, initially franked with 10k and 20k perf. 12 1/2 (YT 5-6), tied by 26 Sept. 65 departure cds, with "Franco" and Odessa border transit handstamps, charged 50 Lepta on arrival in Greece, with the addition of 10L and 40L Large Hermes Heads (Athens Issue, YT 20b,22), each with margins all around (one little close but clear at right), filing folds away from the stamps, fine and unusually nice Russia/Greece combination cover, especially with the fourth issue franking, with 1991 Dr.Enzo Diena cert.
Envelope
Catalog #8,9
Unsold
Lot #55
RUSSIA 1858-68
1863 FL from Taganrog to Malta, taken by the French ship "Amerique", with 18 June cds, charged "6" (decimes), with Malta arrival pmk on back, v.f. and scarce
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #56
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, tied by "1" in circle of dots, plus corresponding St.Petersburg 24 Oct 1859 departure cds in red, on cover to Jacobstadt, Finland, filing folds and minor coverback flaws, away from the stamp, with large part of the wax seal and arrival docketing (12 November), fine and attractive single franking
Envelope
Catalog #10
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #57
RUSSIA 1858-68
1863 St.Petersburg, 5k black & blue, bottom sheet margin block of four, dried gum, also vertical gutter block of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #11
Unsold
Lot #58
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 1k and 3k, used in combination with 10k (horizontally laid paper), all tied by blue "Grodno 27 Aug. 1866" cds on FL to Vienna, endorsed "Franco", sent via Warszawa where red "Franco" hs was applied, from there by the Warszawa-Vienna railway (as closed mail), with red bilingual transit and Wien arrival pmks, filing fold through 10k, otherwise fine three color franking paying 14k rate, rare blue dispatch pmk of Grodno
Envelope
Catalog #12,13,21
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #59
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 unwatermarked, perf. 14 1/2, 20k orange & blue, 30k carmine & green, unused with original gum, hinge remnants, fresh and fine,
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Catalog #17,18
Catalog Value $ 1,900
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #60
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 30k carmine & green, normal paper, horizontal pair and strip of three, "St.Petersburg 1870" and 1873 pmks, fine (Mi.17y)
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value EUR 350
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #61
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866-75 Horizontally laid paper, 1k-30k set of six sheet corner margin blocks of four, l.h./n.h., post office fresh, fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #19-25
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #62
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 horizontally laid paper, 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k and 20k, paying 39k in 1877 on cover from Glazov (16 Dec) to Vyatka, with arrival pmk the next day, filing fold away from the stamps, fresh and extraordinary five color (!) franking
Envelope
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #63
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 1k yellow & black, imperforate single, with shifted background, used in combination with 3x3k on piece, cancelled "Pochtowyj Wagon 25-26, May 2, 1874" (Station No. 1 in Warszawa on Warszawa-Granica railway line), large margins all around, beautiful colors, v.f., with Mikulski cert. This error is only known used (Mi.18xU)
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Catalog #19b
Catalog Value EUR 5,000
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #64
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 1k yellow orange & black, background inverted, used in "Mitawa, 1883", well centered and unusually fresh, v.f., rare and undercatalogued error, ex-Ferrary (Lot 497), with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18xK)
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Catalog #19d
Catalog Value EUR 4,000
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #65
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate single with shifted background, cancelled "Moscow, 21 February, 1872", excellent colors, ample margins all around, fresh and fine example of this rarity, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yU)
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Catalog #19f
Catalog Value EUR 10,000
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #66
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate with inverted and shifted background, two copies, both with large margins all around, cancelled "Moscow, 1 September, 1872" and affixed on piece, a striking double error (imperf. and inverted background), only a few exist, these probably the finest known, with sharp impression, v.f., with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yKU)
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Catalog #19g
Catalog Value EUR 20,000
Price Realized
$24,000.00

Lot #67
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate single with inverted and shifted background, large margins all around, cancelled "Moscow, Nov. 1872", a striking double error (imperf. and inverted background), only a few known to exist, impression slightly washed out as often, otherwise a fine example of this rarity, signed Kohler and Romeko, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yKU)
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Catalog #19g
Catalog Value EUR 10,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #68
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 3k black & green, printing error of background, "V" (for 5k) instead of "3", block of four (upper left stamp additional plate flaw showing "G" instead of "I" of "III") cancelled on piece, with Zhitomir 16 Dec. 1870 cds alongside, minor perf. flaws at right, fine and rare multiple
Box
Catalog #20d
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #69
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 5k black & lavender, plate proof on horizontally laid paper, unused without gum, fresh and fine, ex-Breitfuss. This proof was prepared for the 1867 Paris Exhibition
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Catalog #22P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #70
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 5k orange, blue, red and lilac, four different perforated and gummed trial color proofs on horizontally laid paper, sheet corner margin blocks of four, occasional perf. separations and hinge reinforcements, mostly fine-v.f., rare multiples
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Catalog #22P
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #71
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 5k black & lilac, horizontal pair, neat Postal Car Sept. 10, 1872 cds, creased, fine appearance, rare multiple (Mi.20ya)
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Catalog #22c
Catalog Value EUR 600
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #72
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 5k black & lilac, single franking used in 1872 on postal card from "St.Petersburg, 20 Feb. 1872" to Pskov, with "St.Panikovitchi" two line arrival datestamp, fine and rare usage on card (Mi.20ya)
Envelope
Catalog #22c
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #73
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 horizontally laid paper, 10k brown & blue, 20k blue & orange, also 30k carmine & green, three imperforate and gummed proofs, all on horizontally laid, watermarked paper, incredibly fresh, first one with slight thinning at top, otherwise v.f., ex-Breitfuss
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Catalog #23P-25P
Price Realized
$30,000.00

Lot #74
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 10k carmine & dark blue, perforated plate proof on thick unwatermarked paper, prepared for the Paris Exposition, fresh and v.f. A beautiful item, ex-Breitfuss and Goss
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Catalog #23P
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #75
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 10k brown & blue, vertically laid paper, block of four, well centered, h.r. and some perf. strengthening, usual irregular perfs, fine and rare block (Mi.21y) (Standard $8,000)
Box *
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #76
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 10k brown & blue, vertically laid paper, block of four, central 17 May, 1872 pmk, some irregular or short perfs, fine and scarce multiple (Mi.21y)
Box
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #77
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 vertically laid paper, 10k brown & blue (two), used in 1872 on cover from Odessa to Marseille, "Insufficiently franked" handstamp in Cyrillic letters, plus additional "franked" in violet, with appropriate transit and entry markings
Envelope
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #78
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 20k blue & orange, vertically laid paper, 20k blue & orange, unused with full original gum, small h.r., well centered, fresh and v.f. example of this rarity, signed Brun
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Catalog #24a
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #79
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 20k blue & orange, vertically laid paper, used in 1872 on FL from Odessa to London, Breslau-Berlin transit and "Aus Russland Franco" handstamp, filing folds away from the stamp, fine, with red arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #24a
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #80
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, unused without gum, thin, fine appearance,
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value $ 750
Unsold
Lot #81
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, six used singles, each with a different town postmark incl. Dinaburg, Ivanograd, Yaroslav, Omsk, St.Petersburg and Tschuden, mostly fine-v.f. (Mi.23y)
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value EUR 1,200
Unsold
Lot #82
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k rose & green, vertically laid paper, block of four, block of four cancelled "Tula 3 May, 1873", lower left stamp creased, some abrasions, otherwise fine and rare block (Mi.23y) (Standard $1,500)
Box
Catalog #25a
Unsold
Lot #83
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, block of six cancelled 18 Dec. 1875, some perf. strengthening, otherwise fine and rare multiple
Box
Catalog #25a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #84
RUSSIA 1858-68
1869 FL from Moscow to Bordeaux, franked with vertical pairs of 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), paying 28k and tied by red Moscow departure cds, small part of the address portion excised and restored, otherwise fine, with arrival pmks
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

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