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

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Lot #1529
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO VASIL
1871 (15 April) combination cover from Spasskoe, village in the district of Vasil, franked with a local stamp (Schmidt 2, uncancelled), sent via the town of Vasil, where 10k Imperial adhesive was added for delivery to Moscow, with arrival (20 April) on back, some overall toning, with backflap repairs, and resealed again, still fine and exceptional rarity, ex-Stenshinski collection, with Dr.Greis cert. ("earliest known cover from Vasil and it is very much likely that the rules for cancelling the stamps were not yet adapted a few months after the introduction of the Vasil stamps.")
Envelope
Catalog #1a
Price Realized
$16,000.00

Lot #1530
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO VASIL
1878 5k embossed, also 5k greenish blue, black, blue, four different, unused, some minor thinning, otherwise fine-v.f. (Schmidt 2-5)
(*)
Catalog #1a/3
Price Realized
$260.00

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