Russian Local Post (Zemstvo); U.S. & Worldwide Stamps
February 8, 2012 and February 22-23, 2012

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Lot #2210
ALBANIA
1913 1 Pia stationery entire envelope with seal of "Postat e Qeverise se Perkoheshme te Shqiperise," the so-called Second Issue, sent from Qukes (10.6.13) via Elbasan to Peqin, with arrival pmk on back, v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.U2
Catalog Value €800
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #2211
ALBANIA
1913 2 1/2pi violet brown, cancelled on piece, well centered with exceptional perforations all around, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf certificate (Mi.9, cat. Euro 800)
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $650
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2212
ALBANIA
1913 20pa rose, black handstamps, horizontal pair, n.h., fine-v.f., with 2008 Graf cert. (Mi.6, catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value €700
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #2213
ALBANIA
1913 20pa carmine rose, handstamped in blue, horizontal pair, n.h., fine (catalogue value for regular black handstamp, hinged)
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Catalog #6var
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #2214
ALBANIA
1913 2 Pia black blue, violet handstamp, horizontal pair cancelled on piece, v.f., with cert. (Mi.8)
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Catalog #8
Catalog Value €1,530
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2215
ALBANIA
1913 10 Pia dull red, cancelled on piece, well centered with intact perforations on all sides, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf certificate ("the stamp is in perfect condition, with well documented provenance ex Lef Nosi") (Mi.11)
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Catalog #11
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #2216
ALBANIA
1913 10 Pia dull red, cancelled on piece, well centered with intact perforations on all sides, upright black double eagle well defined, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf certificate ("the stamp is in perfect condition, with well documented provenance ex Lef Nosi") (Mi.11)
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Catalog #11
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #2217
ALBANIA
1913 10pa green, with red Behie overprint, double eagle in blue, n.h., v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf cert. (Mi.A12, catalogue value for regular black handstamp, hinged)
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Catalog #13A
Catalog Value €750
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #2218
ALBANIA
1913 20pa carmine rose, with blue Behie overprint, double eagle in blue, n.h., v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf cert. (Mi.13, catalogue value for regular black handstamp, hinged)
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Catalog #14var
Catalog Value €900
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #2219
ALBANIA
1913 1 Pia bright blue, red Behie overprint, handstamped with blue double eagle, n.h., well centered for issue, faint toned spots at top, fine and rare stamp, ex-Lef Nosi, with 2010 Otto Graf cert. (catalogue value for regular black handstamp, hinged)
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Catalog #15var
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #2220
ALBANIA
1913 1pi black on rose, black handstamp, used on piece, fine, with 2010 Graf cert. (Mi.15)
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value €2,600
Unsold
Lot #2221
ALBANIA
1913 1pi black on rose, black handstamp, used on piece, fine, with 2010 Graf cert. (Mi.15)
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value €2,600
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #2222
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, n.h., v.f. (catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #19
Catalog Value $900
Unsold
Lot #2223
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, with double eagle in blue, used on piece, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf cert. (Mi.16, catalogue value for black handstamp)
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Catalog #19
Catalog Value €1,200
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #2224
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, red double eagle handstamp, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #2225
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" (inverted) on 20pa carmine rose, red double eagle handstamp inverted as well, n.h., small thin, otherwise fine
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #2226
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, red double eagle handstamp, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #2227
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" (inverted) on 20pa carmine rose, black double eagle inverted as well, n.h., fine
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #2228
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" (inverted) on 20pa carmine rose, blue double eagle inverted as well, n.h., fine
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #2229
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, violet handstamp, n.h., fine
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Catalog #19var
Unsold
Lot #2230
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" on 20pa carmine rose, double eagle handstamp in violet, n.h., fine (catalogue value for regular black handstamp, hinged)
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Catalog #19var
Catalog Value $950
Unsold
Lot #2231
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" (sideways) on 20pa carmine rose, with double eagle in red, used on piece, fine and very rare (Mi.16var)
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2232
ALBANIA
1913 surcharged "10" (sideways) on 20pa carmine rose, with double eagle in red inverted (!) tied on small piece by Shkoder cancellation, fine, very rare (Mi.16var)
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Catalog #19var
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #2233
ALBANIA
1913 20pa carmine rose, with blue Behie overprint, double eagle in blue sideways, surcharged "10" diagonally(!), used on piece, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf cert. ("Michel number 17 is already a rare stamp, with blue double eagle overprint a rarity! A most desirable stamp with documented provenance ex Lef Nosi")(catalogue value for regular black handstamp)
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Catalog #19var
Catalog Value €2,600
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #2234
ALBANIA
1913 20pa carmine rose, with blue Behie overprint, double eagle in blue sideways, surcharged "10", used on piece, v.f., with 2010 Otto Graf cert. (catalogue value for regular black handstamp)
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Catalog #19var
Catalog Value €2,600
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #2235
ALBANIA
1913 2pa on 5pa, black handstamp, used on piece, v.f., with 2008 Graf cert. (see note in Scott's after No.19)
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Catalog #Mi.A3
Catalog Value €2,000
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #2236
ALBANIA
1913 1pi black, sewing machine perforations, irregular pane of 11, unused without gum as issued, perf. separations, fine-v.f. and possibly the largest known multiple, with 2008 Graf cert. Multiples, even pairs of this issue are uncommon. A showpiece from the Lef Nosi collection (Mi.2B, catalogue value for singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #20
Catalog Value €7,150
Unsold
Lot #2237
ALBANIA
1913 value typewritten in violet, with Eagle handstamp, selection of 22 different varieties and errors incl. laid paper, displaced positions, misspelled values, inverted etc., unused without gum as issued, fine-v.f. and seldom offered group, ex-Nosi (Mi.18-23var)
(*)
Catalog #21-26var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #2238
ALBANIA
1913 First Anniversary of Albanian Independence, set of five handstamped surcharges, used on registered Otto Bickel covers; also a selection of errors and varieties (10 singles and three pairs) incl. inverted value, eagle sideways and inverted, value omitted, tete-beche pairs, one with eagle inverted, another sideways, also violet instead of black etc., incredible lot
Envelope (*)
Catalog #27/33b
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #2239
ALBANIA
1913 First Anniversary of Albanian Independence, 10 Para Eagle and value in green, unused without gum as issued, thin, fine appearance, rare,
(*)
Catalog #27b
Catalog Value $1,750
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #2240
ALBANIA
1914 overprinted "7 Mars" complete set of six, tied by Elbasan First Day of Issue (7.3) pmks on cover to Qukes (same day arrival pmk on back); also Skanderbeg Turkish currency surcharges, complete set of six, tied by "Zyra e Postes Mollas" star type seals of the post office, date (15.9.15) added in manuscript below, on cover via Elbasan to Debar, with host of Serbian transit and arrival pmks, also censored on front, fine and rare usage at the beginning of Essad Pasha's second regime
Envelope
Catalog #41-52
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #2241
ALBANIA
1962 20L deer, perf. and imperf. miniature sheets in different colors, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #643
Catalog Value $250
Unsold

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