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

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Lot #2108
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k lilac & green, perforated and gummed proof on unwatermarked paper, vertical block of six, perfectly centered and lightly hinged at top and bottom, middle pair never hinged, post office fresh and very fine, signed Mikulski. A beautiful multiple of second issue proof. Of the one sheet of 100 printed, this is the second largest multiple (a pane of 25 also exists)
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Catalog #3P
Price Realized
$20,000.00

Lot #2109
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, block of four (positions 36-37, 46-47), hinged at top and bottom, with full original gum, post office fresh, full embossing, lower left stamp with small inclusion and corner perf. added, still v.f. One of only two blocks of four in private hands; one of the most important rarities of Russian philately, ex-Faberge, with his red hs and penciled description on back, ex-Mikulski (lot 224 realized $126,500 including buyer's premium) (Liapine cat. €500,000)
Box *
Catalog #3
Unsold
Lot #2110
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, nearly face free postmark, minor abrasion at top margin, intact perforations on all sides, fine, signed Kohler, Dr.Ferchenbauer
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Catalog #3
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #2111
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, cancelled "1" in circle of dots (St.Petersburg), fresh, fine
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Catalog #3
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #2112
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, well centered, with the rare boxed cancellation of "Nizhniy Novgorod", July 3, v.f., with Mikulski cert.,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,750
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #2113
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, significant shift to upper right of watermark "2", well centered, minor flaws, fine appearance, scarce
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Catalog #3var
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #2114
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1858 20k Blue and Orange
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, tied by "22" in circle of dots on envelope to Moscow, with unframed straight line "Kishinev" pre-philatelic departure handstamp and boxed "Polucheno 11 September 1858" arrival datestamp on back, wax seal removed, with filing fold away from the stamp, which is slightly rubbed at top, cover has been cleaned with remaining stain at upper right, fine and rare number three on cover, ex-Frederick Small collection
Envelope
Catalog #3
Price Realized
$9,000.00

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