Russia
February 11, 2009

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Lot #581
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1858 20k blue & orange, perf. 12 1/2 (Mi.6), cancelled "778" in blue dots (Trebizonde), creased, still fresh and attractive strike
O
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #582
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 10k brown & blue, perf. 12 1/2, vertical strip of three, cancelled by boxed "Franco" in blue on outer FL, posted from the Russian Post Office in Constantinople (blue 31 Aug.63 departure cds) to Nuka, additional "franco" endorsement at lower left, some cover mending, otherwise fine and scarce
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #583
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 30k carmine & green, perf. 12 1/2 (Mi.7), cancelled "Constantinople 10 April 1865" in blue, fresh and attractive strike
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Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #584
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1879 7k gray, stationery entire envelope to Constantinople, with "Konstantin 20 Sept.79" strike in black, full pmk repeated on back, entire roughly opened and toned, nevertheless scarce usage of Imperial Postal Stationery in Levant
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #585
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 14 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St.Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #586
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 10 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St.Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #587
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1916 Used in Iran, registered cover sent from Tabriz to Berne, Switzerland, franked with 10k Arms and 3k and 7k Romanov, tied by Tabriz Russian Consular pmks, opened by censor, usual stain on reverse, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #588
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, first issue on thin paper, vertical strip of four (complete sheet as issued), also 1866 6k blue, imperf. sheetlet of four with full margins all around (minor hinge thins in outer margins, stamps n.h.), the former with typical marginal faults, also stains affecting bottom stamps, signed Mikulski, the latter with Royal cert.
Box ***
Catalog #1,1c
Unsold
Lot #589
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused with large margins, gum wrinkles and minor creases, fie
*
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #590
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused without gum, tiny thin, v.f. appearance
(*)
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #591
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & brown, top sheet margin single (position 3), with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom tied on small piece by blue 1869 cds, v.f., with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #592
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, horizontal sheet margin pair, showing adjoining stamps at top, cut in at bottom, cancelled by a single "781" in dots of Mersina, scarce multiple
O
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #593
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa red brown & blue, top sheet margin vertical pair, with large margins except just touching at upper left, showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by "781" in triangle of blue dots on FL from Mersina to Beirut, with "Gerbin & Chamar/ Mersina" bilingual merchant's cachet, plus the Russian Post office arrival postmark of "Port Beirut", fine and very rare cover, signed Bartels, with 2004 L.Melnikov A.I.E.P. cert., ex-Faberge collection (lot 76 in the 1940 auction)
Envelope
Catalog #2
Unsold
Lot #594
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jaffa", complete set used, also additional copies of 10p on 1r and 35pi on 3.50r, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #71-79
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #595
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jerusalem", complete set, fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #81-89
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #596
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1913-22 15pa on 3k red, imperf. horizontal pair, perforated "Obrazets", also 1 1/2pi on 15k with red overprint, v.f.
S
Catalog #209,228S
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #597
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1920 50pi on 5r (Tsar Nicholas II), lower right sheet corner margin single ("Bazar Philatelique" hs), n.h., v.f.,
**
Catalog #261A
Catalog Value $ 950
Price Realized
$450.00

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