Russia
February 11, 2009

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Lot #1
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1773 (17 June) FL from Moscow to Paris, with straight line "Moscov" hs, endorsed "Franco Wesel", with Maseyck hs and appropriate charge markings, ex-Maslovski
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Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #2
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1791-1872 collection of 105 folded letters written up exhibition style on pages, with a good variety of Moscow and St.Petersburg in red or black, also Odessa, Berdychev, Riga, Kharkov, Warszawa and others, different border-entry strikes and tax markings, also "Aus Russland" to Geneva, Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, London etc., mostly fine-v.f. and appealing collection
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Unsold
Lot #3
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1812 FL from Vilnius (14 Sept) sent by a surgeon with Napoleon's Army to a colleague in Clairvaux, France, bearing a red "No.20 Grande Armee" handstamp (struck upside-down at bottom), v.f. The Grande Armee crossed the Niemen River on 23rd June and entered Vilnius on 28th July. By the 14th of September, Napoleon was already in Moscow
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Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #4
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1826 two FLs from Odessa to the same correspondent in St.Petersburg, each with ornamental "Odessa" Dec. 31, 1826 and Feb.4, 1827 departure pmks, fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #5
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1841 FL from St.Petersburg to Paris, with "C.II.Bypg" datestamp, oval "Geo.Fr.Brandt & Co." (forwarding agent) and red arrival pmks, v.f.
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Price Realized
$180.00

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