U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History; July 15, 2015: The Confino Collection of United States
July 8-9, 2015

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Lot #1363
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1860-1910 Mt.Athos, group of 55 covers, mostly without franking, generally addressed to the Russian Monastery at Mt. Athos, bearing arrival markings (ROPIT Afon), others to Russia, sent via Odessa or Constantinople, with ROPIT Constantinople transit, sent from different parts of Russia, normally with wax seals indicating covers contained money intended for the Russian monks at the monastery. Also included are 20 parcel receipts, all with postal markings, many Ottoman fiscals, interesting lot
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1364
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 6k dark blue, block of four (complete sheet) with large, intact margins all around, usual marginal gum flaws, stamps n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1c
Unsold
Lot #1365
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, unused without gum, fresh and v.f., rare stamp
(*)
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1366
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, numeral cancellation in blue dots, large margins all around, v.f.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1367
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, v.f. used, signed
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #1368
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1866 (7 July) outer FL franked with 20pa carmine & blue, large margins all around, tied by "785" in dots, also Lattakia cds (blue) and sent via Alexandretta to Beirut, with "Port Lattakie" and oval merchant's cachet, minor paper erosion along the left side, fine and rare cover from Russian Levant, signed Diena
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #1369
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1882 cover from Taganrog to Constantinople, franked with 7k carmine & gray, with Postal Car and Ropit Constantinople arrival markings, wax seal and manuscript endorsements indicating that money was enclosed (for Mt. Athos monastery), fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1370
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1900-1905 4pa on 1k, 10pa on 2k, 2Pi on 20k, 5Pi on 50k and 7Pi on 70k, five different imperforate horizontal strips of five, each perforated "Obrazets," n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #27/36S
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #1371
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1904 (8 Nov) cover from Mont Athos, franked with Ottoman 1pi and sent to Starominskoya (Sea of Azov), used during the Russo-Japanese War, hence Odessa censor seal (green), also purple handstamp, plus "Refuse par la Douane" (refused by Customs) and returned to sender, bearing a boxed cachet on reverse, indicating that the cover was sent back after the war was long over, fine and interesting cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

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