U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #1319
RUSSIA
1832 FL from St.Petersburg, sent via Memel to Bordeaux where it was disinfected, with slits, also boxed "Prusse par Forbach" and accountancy mark, address somewhat smeared, otherwise fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #1320
RUSSIA
1849 small FL from St.Petersburg to France, attractive illustrated stationery sheet, with boxed two line departure datestamp, sent to Nice, taxed 20(deci), with red "T.A.3" and "12 Ago" arrival hs, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1321
RUSSIA
1853 10k black, stationery entire envelope cancelled by pen, with "Oboyan July 27" departure pmk, addressed to Smolensk, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #1322
RUSSIA
1855 (26 June) Telegraph headed "Telegraph Station Helsinki", interesting contents, used during the Crimean War, v.f.
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #1323
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, beautiful colors, tied by oval "Walk" departure pmk on FL to Riga, with additional "Walk.Lif. 18" (Walk, Lifland province, plus first two year numerals) plus "Polucheno 19 May, 1858" arrival pmks on back, addressee's name and address obliterated by pen, v.f., signed Diena
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #1324
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, tied by numeral cancel in rectangular dots and used on FL from Berdichev to Warszawa, red arrival pmk struck on the stamp, stains, otherwise fine appearing and unusual application of the Polish arrival cancel
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1325
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue tied by "95" numeral canc. on FL from Kotelnik to Vologda, two-line departure datestamp (3 December 1859) on reverse, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1326
RUSSIA
1858 10k black, plate proof on unwatermarked paper, frame only, central oval blank, v.f., ex-Mehrtens collection
P
Catalog #2P
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #1327
RUSSIA
1866-70 10k green and carmine, perforated proof on glazed chalky paper, irregular perfs as often, beautiful colors, fine and very rare
P
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #1328
RUSSIA
1866-70 20k blue & orange, imperforate and gummed proof on glazed, unwatermarked chalky paper, prepared for the 1867 Paris Exhibition, v.f., ex-Breitfuss, very rare
P
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #1329
RUSSIA
1867 FL from St.Petersburg to Livorno, franked with 5k (horizontally laid paper) and 30k unwatermarked, red "Aus Russland" German acceptance and transit pmks, minor overall toning, rare mixed franking usage, with arrival cds
Envelope
Catalog #18
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1330
RUSSIA
1871 (13 Feb) outer FL franked with 10k and 20k Arms, used from Taganrog to Corfu where it was charged 45L with the additional of 5L and 40L, the latter with margins all around, former cut in as often, both tied by Kerkura cds on arrival, filing creases and some faults, fine appearance, signed Calves
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1331
RUSSIA
1884 3.50r gray, horizontally (instead of vertically) laid paper, used, cancelled 1885, well centered but with usual faults (high value stamps were usually affixed to parcels and carelessly removed, becoming damaged in the process), fine appearance, extremely rare, with Robineau cert. (Standart 42I, cat. value $15,000)
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Catalog #39a
Catalog Value $15,000
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #1332
RUSSIA
1889-92 1k orange, imperforate single, cut in at left and bottom, with part of the adjoining stamp at right, canc. on piece, rare used,
O
Catalog #46a
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #1333
RUSSIA
1893 7k stationery entire, additionally franked on front with 7k blue and on reverse with 1k yellow and 4k red (another stamp missing), registered from Revel (now Tallinn, Estonia) to Montevideo, Uruguay, fine, with arrival pmk, scarce destination
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1334
RUSSIA
1902 vertically laid paper, 7r black & yellow, center inverted, centered to bottom as always, l.h., beautiful colors, fine example of this popular rarity, with Robineau cert.
*
Catalog #70a
Price Realized
$11,500.00

Lot #1335
RUSSIA
1909 10k dark blue, printed on gummed side only, rounded lower right corner, otherwise fine
*
Catalog #79var
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #1336
RUSSIA
1909 10k dark blue, vertical pair, printed on both sides, v.f. and extremely rare variety
*
Catalog #79var
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1337
RUSSIA
1915 10r Arms, sheet margin single, variety imperf. at top, natural gum wrinkles, also another variety with shift of yellow background, stamps n.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #109var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1338
RUSSIA
1916 cover franked with three uncancelled Romanov stamps sent to Amsterdam, opened by censor and backstamped, with return address showing that this cover was sent by a member of Belgian Armored squadron serving with the Russian army, v.f. and rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1339
RUSSIA
1916 Romanov "Money Stamps", 2k unoverprinted with coat of arms on reverse, two sheets of 100, n.h. and post office fresh, v.f.
Box **
Catalog #115
Catalog Value $7,000
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #1340
RUSSIA
1917 two 7k stationery entires, each additionally franked with unofficial perf. 12, 1k strip of three and single, both used from Zolotonosha to Petropavlovsk, v.f., with arrival pmk, rare usage of privately perforated adhesives
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1341
RUSSIA
1917 5r dark blue, green & pale blue, imperf. single with yellow groundwork inverted, v.f., rare and undercatalogued error, with Robineau cert. (Standard 154a variety)
*
Catalog #133b
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #1342
RUSSIA
1918 Chain Breakers, 35k dark blue, 70k brown, imperforate left and top sheet margin singles, never hinged, the latter with natural paper inclusions, signed Goznak, very fine, only 100 printed, with 1998 Mikulski certificate ("einwandfrei und sehr schon, mit vollen postfrischen originalgummi") (Standart 1Pa,2Pa)
**
Catalog #149a-150a
Catalog Value $17,500
Price Realized
$10,500.00

Lot #1343
RUSSIA
1918 35k blue, vertical pair, horizontal perfs shifted, imperf. vertically, n.h., v.f., scarce
**
Catalog #149var
Unsold
Lot #1344
RUSSIA
1918 70k brown, horizontal pair, variety imperf. at top (trimmed), n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #150var
Unsold
Lot #1345
RUSSIA
1921 Science and Arts, 250r black, trial color proof on thick chalky surfaced paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #183P
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1346
RUSSIA
1921 Science and Arts, 250r black, trial color proof on thick chalky surfaced paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #183P
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1347
RUSSIA
1921 5000r on 2r, black surcharge inverted, two diff. shades, h.r., v.f.
*
Catalog #192a
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1348
RUSSIA
1921 surcharged 5000r on 2r, black surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #192a
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #1349
RUSSIA
1922 (11.4.) registered cover from Moscow to Riga, franked with 10 diff. adhesives, incl. 2250r Semi-Postal stamp, paying 60,000r (correct postal rate), roughly opened at top, with 16.4.22 Riga arrival pmk, fine
Envelope
Catalog #182/206,B14
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1350
RUSSIA
1922 surcharged 10,000r on 40r (type II), overprint with periods after Cyrillic letters, v.f.
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Catalog #200f
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1351
RUSSIA
1922 surcharged 10,000r on 40r (type II), periods after Cyrillic letters, used, v.f.
O
Catalog #200f
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1352
RUSSIA
1922 surcharged 10,000r on 40r (Type I - size 37,5x23,5mm), overprint with periods after Cyrillic letters, n.h., v.f. (Standart 33I)
**
Catalog #200c
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #1353
RUSSIA
1923 (17.9) USSR imperf. set of four used on cover, special Exhibition pmks, some overall toning, otherwise fine-v.f., scarce
Envelope
Catalog #242-45
Unsold
Lot #1354
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (lithographed), 4k, 30k and 40k, fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #261,63-64
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1355
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (lithographed), 30k and 40k horizontal strips of five perforated Obrazets, without the customary annulling perforations, n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #263-64S
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #1356
RUSSIA
1923 definitives (typographed) 3k, 4k, 10k and 50k imperforate singles, set of four, last one l.h., large margins, natural inclusion, v.f. (Standart 23-26)
***
Catalog #273-275A
Catalog Value $6,100
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #1357
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 50k brown, imperforate bottom sheet margin horizontal pair, proof on glazed card, v.f., rare: only one sheet printed
P
Catalog #275A/P
Unsold
Lot #1358
RUSSIA
1923 definitives (typographed) 50k brown, imperf. sheet margin horizontal pair, double impression, n.h., v.f., striking and rare (Liapine Catalogue 130DD, Euro 4,000)
***
Catalog #275Avar
Unsold
Lot #1359
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), imperforate singles 2k green, 7k brown, also horizontal sheet margin pair of 6k light blue, n.h., v.f. (Standart 40,44,45Pa)
**
Catalog #277,281,282var
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #1360
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 10k dark blue, perf. 12 1/2, printed on thin chalk surface paper, which was actually used for the second definitive set, bottom sheet margin single, n.h., short perforations at left and top, defective (paper punch in the middle of the stamp), fine appearance, with 2003 Mandrovski cert. One of only a few known copies (Liapine Catalogue "less than 5 copies known", Euro 15,000; a sound example realized $17,250 including buyer's premium in our June 2009 sale)
**
Catalog #285a,var
Unsold
Lot #1361
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 15k lemon ("lemonka"), used with additional 4k franking on back of registered cover from Kozlov (27.8.25) to Uspenskoye (Tamb), with arrival (28.8) pmk alongside, minor cover defects, well away from the stamps, very rare usage, fine (Liapine cat. Euro 10,000)
Envelope
Catalog #287
Price Realized
$6,500.00

Lot #1362
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 30k and 40k horizontal strips of five perforated Obrazets, without the customary annulling perforations, n.h., v.f. (Liapine Catalogue value Euro 1,000)
S
Catalog #288A-B/S
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1363
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 1r brown red, imperforate sheet margin single, double impression, n.h., v.f., spectacular variety, with Soluphil cert. (Standart 055Pa,variety, Liapine Catalogue H24, Euro 7,500)
**
Catalog #290var
Price Realized
$6,750.00

Lot #1364
RUSSIA
1925 2r variety shifted red color, used in combination with additional franking on 1944 "J.Berry" philatelic cover, 15k small tear; also another cover with six different adhesives, registered and flown from Moscow to Basel
Envelope
Catalog #291var
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #1365
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (typographed), 3r black brown and green, type I, printed on thin paper, imperforated single, ample margins at top and bottom, significant shift of green background creating a proof-like impression, strong offset on back, hinged with small gum thins, little toning at top and in margin, horizontal crease, still a v.f. example of this regular issue rarity, most of the imperfs of this high value were invalidated either with annulling perforations or handstamps (Standart O57Pa)
*
Catalog #292var
Catalog Value $8,300
Unsold
Lot #1366
RUSSIA
1925 definitives (watermarked) 1k-5r imperforate, complete (as issued) set of 20, n.h., v.f. (Standart 0131-50)
**
Catalog #304/25var
Catalog Value $330
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #1367
RUSSIA
1925 definitives (watermarked) 1k-5r imperforate, complete (as issued) set of 20, n.h., v.f. (Standart 0131-50)
**
Catalog #304/25var
Catalog Value $330
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #1368
RUSSIA
1925 definitives (watermarked) 18k violet, imperf. lower left sheet corner margin single with lozenges, n.h., v.f. and rare (Standart 89Pa)
**

Catalog Value $3,300
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #1369
RUSSIA
1925-28 Lenin four sets, incl. all perf. varieties & imperfs., used, fine-v.f. (Standart 98-99A,B,O100-101)
O
Catalog #302-303b
Catalog Value $270
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1370
RUSSIA
1925 Lenin, 5r and 10r imperforate pairs, n.h., v.f. (Standart 0100-101)
**
Catalog #302-303var
Catalog Value $325
Unsold
Lot #1371
RUSSIA
1926 definitives (watermarked) 8k olive (Lithographed), variety "small head", unused (regummed), well centered, v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #Standart 119
Catalog Value $1,500
Unsold
Lot #1372
RUSSIA
1926 definitives (watermarked), 8k olive, lithographed "small head" variety, double impression, bottom sheet margin single, n.h., trivial corner perf. crease at upper left, v.f., rare stamp
**
Catalog #Standart 119var
Unsold
Lot #1373
RUSSIA
1926 definitives (typographed), 3r and 5r imperforate sheet margin pairs, perf. Obrazets, n.h., natural inclusions, v.f., scarce
S
Catalog #Standart 0126-27S
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #1374
RUSSIA
1928-29 Lenin, 1r red brown, 2r violet, 3r green, imperforate sheet margin singles, never hinged and post office fresh, v.f., each with 2002 Mandrovski cert. (Standard 128-130Pa)
**
Catalog #342-44var
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$13,500.00

Lot #1375
RUSSIA
1927 Esperanto, 14k green & brown, imperf. single, large margins all around, very lightly hinged (if at all), slight creasing in the outer margin, v.f., with "D" handstamp on back (Standart 184Pa)
*
Catalog #374var
Catalog Value $1,650
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #1376
RUSSIA
1927-28 definitives, 5k brown, 10k light brown, 20k dark olive green, imperforate singles, first and last on white chalky paper, large margins all around, 10k thin paper, ample margins, all never hinged, first and last with 1999 Mandrovski certificates, 10k signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin, very fine and extremely imperfs (Standart 190Pa,193Pa, 197var, first two catalogue $6,650, the latter unlisted)
**
Catalog #386,391,395var
Price Realized
$14,500.00

Lot #1377
RUSSIA
1928-29 Lenin, 3r green, 5r red brown, 10r indigo, watermarked "diamonds", imperforate sheet margin singles, never hinged and post office fresh, last one natural gum irregularities and skips, very fine, each with 2002 Mandrovski cert. (Standard 221Pa-223Pa, catalogued as hinged for 5r and 10r, unpriced never hinged)
**
Catalog #406-408var
Catalog Value $56,000
Price Realized
$42,500.00

Lot #1378
RUSSIA
1932 Maxim Gorky, 15k imperf. horizontal pair, n.h., natural gum wrinkles and skips, otherwise v.f. (Standart 299Pa)
**
Catalog #470a
Catalog Value $530
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1379
RUSSIA
1932 First All-Union Philatelic Exhibition - Moscow, special presentation souvenir sheet of four (169:118), with central red 5.12.1932 "All Soviet Philatelic Exhibition, Moscow", first day of exhibition postmark, remarkably fresh and free of the usual toning, minor corner crease at upper right, v.f. Only 500 souv. sheets were issued on carton paper, most were handed out to important dignitaries and subsequently discarded or destroyed (being used as tickets to the exhibition and ripped on entrance). This is the only known used souvenir sheet with red First Day of Issue postmark applied to the stamps (another is known cancelled in margin), with Mikulski cert. ("dieser sonderblock, ohne frankaturwert, gestempelt, kommt sehr selten vor. Mit dieser Ersttag-Abstermplung ist er wahrscheinlich ein UNIKAT"). Since this souvenir sheet was printed for presentation and not postal purposes, the application of the central postmark indicates that it could have been valid for postage. This unique sheet is priced in Liapi
Box
Catalog #485-86var
Price Realized
$100,000.00

Lot #1380
RUSSIA
1933 Ethnic People of the Soviet Union, 5k carmine (Tungus), 14k blue (Yakuts) and 15k gray green (Belarus), three different trial color proofs on watermarked stamp paper, perf. 11 1/2, unused without gum as issued, two with partial red impressions of letters (Obrazets), fine-v.f., rare
P
Catalog #493,499,506S
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #1381
RUSSIA
1933 Baku Commissars, 20k violet, variety imperf. at bottom, used on registered cover Moscow to Prague, v.f. and rare
Envelope
Catalog #521var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #1382
RUSSIA
1934 Fedorov, 40k brown, imperf. proof on thin card, v.f., rare
P
Catalog #530P
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #1383
RUSSIA
1935 Kalinin, 20k black, imperf. single, n.h., small surface flaw at upper left, otherwise v.f. (Standart 428Pa)
**
Catalog #576var
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #1384
RUSSIA
1935 Anti-War Issue, complete set of five, n.h. and post office fresh, v.f. (Standart 387-91)
**
Catalog #551-54
Catalog Value $1,160
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1385
RUSSIA
1935 Tolstoy, perf. 11, lower right sheet corner margin block of four, with watermark at bottom margin, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #577a,var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1386
RUSSIA
1935 S.Kirov, 40k gray brown, imperf. single, n.h. but slightly dried gum, corner wrinkles, otherwise v.f. (Standart 434Pa)
*
Catalog #582var
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1387
RUSSIA
1937 Pushkin, five souvenir sheets, cancelled to order "Pushkin Exhibition 16.2.37 Moscow", each with full original gum, n.h., occasional wrinkles and faint gum spots, otherwise v.f.
O
Catalog #596
Catalog Value $750
Unsold
Lot #1388
RUSSIA
1937 Dzerzhinsky, 10k variety imperf. at bottom, used, v.f.
O
Catalog #606var
Unsold
Lot #1389
RUSSIA
1938 Shota Rustaveli, 20k yellow paper, sheet margin block of four, n.h., slightly disturbed gum and couple of natural inclusions, v.f.
Box **
Catalog #610var
Unsold
Lot #1390
RUSSIA
1937 Lenin (unwatermarked) 3r, 5r and 10r horizontal strips of four, perforated Obrazets, n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #620-22S
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1391
RUSSIA
1941 Zhukovsky, also Karelia CCP, sets in three blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #838-42
Unsold
Lot #1392
RUSSIA
1941 (June 22) stationery entire envelope posted on the day of German invasion; also a card (with text in Yiddish) posted June 23, and three registered 30k-60k entires posted between June 23-25; all originating in or near the town of Stolbtsy (a shtetl on Neman River, some 50 miles southwest of Minsk). Initial German advance was so rapid that mail had never left the Stolbtsy Post Office. A remarkable group
Envelope
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1393
RUSSIA
1947 Soviet Republics, complete in blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1104-20
Unsold
Lot #1394
RUSSIA
1947 Soviet Republics, complete in blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1104-20
Unsold
Lot #1395
RUSSIA
1948 Definitives, 5k-60k cplt, 55 sets, mostly in large multiples, n.h., fine-v.f. (Standart 1158-65)
Box **
Catalog #1214-21
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1396
RUSSIA
1951 Bulgarian People's Republic, 11 sets in blocks of four (8 sets), pairs and singles, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1542-1544
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #1397
RUSSIA
1951 Kalinin, 30 sets in blocks of four (6) and a block of six, n.h., few minor gum skips, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1563-1565
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1398
RUSSIA
1952 Ordzhonikidze, 12 sets in blocks of four, n.h., handstamp guarantees on reverse, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1622-1623
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1399
RUSSIA
1952 Ordzhonikidze, marginal blocks of ten, n.h., folded between stamps, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1622-1623
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1400
RUSSIA
1953 Lenin, three blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1661
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #1401
RUSSIA
1961 Lenin, 4k line perf. 12 1/2, bottom sheet margin single, n.h., v.f. (Standart 2477A)
**
Catalog #2446var
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1402
RUSSIA
1968 Railroad, unissued 6k dark red, rose and yellow, unused without gum (having been removed from the obligatory presentation card), v.f., undoubtedly very rare, if not unique. This is the first example ever offered by Cherrystone
(*)
Price Realized
$25,000.00

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