Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4521
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused with gum, large margins, gum wrinkles and minor creases, fine
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4522
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused without gum, tiny thin, v.f. appearance
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #4523
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & brown, top sheet margin single (position 3), with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom tied on small piece by blue 1869 cds, v.f., with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #4524
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1862 2k brown & blue, lower right sheet corner margin single, light postmark, v.f.,
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value $ 750
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4525
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, horizontal sheet margin pair, showing adjoining stamps at top, cut in at bottom, cancelled by a single "781" in dots of Mersina, scarce multiple
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #4526
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 30k carmine & green, perf. 12 1/2 (Mi.7), cancelled "Constantinople 10 April 1865" in blue, fresh and attractive strike
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Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4527
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1875 (8 May) large part of outer FL from Constantinople, franked with a combination of 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper) and Russian Levant 3k green, tied by blue "Constant." departure, sent via Odessa (10 May) to Paris, with "Affranchie via Odessa" endorsement, 27 May French border entry pmk, on the back Warszawa railroad (13 May) station transit, addressee's name excised, minor flaws, fine mixed franking Russia/Levant
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #4528
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1879 7k gray, stationery entire envelope to Constantinople, with "Konstantin 20 Sept.79" strike in black, full pmk repeated on back, entire roughly opened and toned, nevertheless scarce usage of Imperial Postal Stationery in Levant
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #4529
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1883-1913 postal history, selection of 23 covers or cards including two letters, each franked with Russian 7k, sent from Poti and Tiflis to Constantinople, cover with 10k franking from Odessa via Ropit agency to Chios, 1894 cover from Bukhara, via Odessa and Bombay to Peshawar, 4k stationery card with Ropit Beirut cds, cover from Batum to Constantinople, two registered covers from Constantinople, via the ROPIT agency to Alexandria, 1903 cover from Jerusalem to Switzerland, 1910 card from Mitelene, 1901 Odessa to Mont Athos, also Ropit Samsun, Smyrna, Alexandretta (rare), and Stamboul, fine and interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #4530
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1892 (13.1) handmade postcard from Smyrna to Brussels, franked with diagonal half of 10k , tied by ROPIT Smyrna cds, with additional Ropit Constantinople transit on back and Brussels arrival pmk, fine provisional usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #4531
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1897 (30.11) picture postcard to Brixen, franked with 2k green and Austrian 10pa on 3kr, both tied by a single Constantinople datestamp, small card faults, otherwise fine and interesting item
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #4532
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 14 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St. Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #4533
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 10 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St. Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #4534
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1900 (ca) two unused (private) stationery entire letters in black or red, with "to Russia" and "from the Holy City of Jerusalem" in Cyrillic letters, some stains and edge wear, otherwise fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #4535
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jaffa", complete set used, also additional copies of 10p on 1r and 35pi on 3.50r, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #71-79
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #4536
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jerusalem", complete set, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #81-89
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #4537
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1913-22 15pa on 3k red, imperf. horizontal pair, perforated "Obrazets", also 1 1/2pi on 15k with red overprint, v.f.
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Catalog #209,228S
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #4538
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1920 50pi on 5r (Tsar Nicholas II), lower right sheet corner margin single ("Bazar Philatelique" hs), n.h., v.f.,
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Catalog #261A
Catalog Value $ 950
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4539
RUSSIA - BACK OF THE BOOK Offices in the Turkish Empire
1916 Used in Iran, registered cover sent from Tabriz to Berne, Switzerland, franked with 10k Arms and 3k and 7k Romanov, tied by Tabriz Russian Consular pmks, opened by censor, usual stain on reverse, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

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