Ivanov Collection of Russia; Matuzas Collection Of Lithuania; U.S. & Worldwide
September 7-8, 2011 and September 13-15, 2011

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Lot #6006
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 thin figures, 10sk and 15sk sheets of 20, each stamp slightly different as they were typeset, including inverted "h" and "n" variations, missing "L" in "Lietuvos" (15sk only, position 17), unused without gum as issued, remarkably fresh, mostly n.h., fine-v.f. A spectacular gem of Lithuanian philately (Lithuanian Handbook 1,1a,1b,2,2a,2b,2c) (catalogue value for singles)
Box *
Catalog #1,2
Catalog Value $5,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #6007
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 10sk and 15sk, three sets, cancelled (mostly on pieces) Grodno (two different types) and Kaunas, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1-2
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6008
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 10sk black, horizontal pair imperf. between, unused without gum as issued, v.f., signed Matuzas
(*)
Catalog #1var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #6009
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 10sk position 20, perforations trimmed to resemble an imperf., still unusually large margins at left, unused without gum as issued, slight toning, signed Stolow
*
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #6010
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 10sk black, horizontal pair cancelled by Wilna in straight line Gothic cancel (remnant of the German occupation, whose postal system "Postgebiet Ob Ost" was still entrenched months after the young republic proclaimed its independence on Feb.18) on postal card addressed to Kowno, from Vilnius, dated 27.12.18, the first day of issue of these stamps, written by Dr. Jonas Basanavicius (activist and proponent of Lithuania's National Revival and founder of the first Lithuanian language newspaper Ausra. He was one of the initiators and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1905 Congress of Lithuanians, the Great Seimas of Vilnius. He was also the founder and chairman of the Lithuanian Scientific Society. As a member of the Council of Lithuania, he was a signer of the Act of Independence of Lithuania on February 16, 1918. Basanavicius is often given the unique informal honorific title of the "Patriarch of the Nation" for his contributions and help in re-establishing the Lithuanian state). An important
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #6011
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue
1918 10sk black, horizontal pair cancelled by Wilna in straight line Gothic cancel on postal card addressed to Kowno, written in Polish (newspaper "Dziennik Wilenski") and dated 28.12.18, second day of issue, fine, signed Rucins
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

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