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Lot #1320
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k light blue, neat "PORT TREBIZONDE" cancel, margins all around, good color, fine and rare used stamp
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Catalog #1a
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1321
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1883 (8 Jan) cover from Tiflis, via Odessa to Constantinople, franked on back with single 7k (horizontally laid paper), tied by cds, with transit and "Ropit Constantinopol" arrival pmks alongside, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1322
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1900 (29 Dec) cover from Kupiansk to the Monastery at Mont Athos, franked on back with 7k dark blue, with Postal Car No.121 transit and arriving on 10 January 1901, forwarded to Odessa (arriving on 6 June), returned once more to Mont Athos, this time charged 14para, with the addition on 10pa and 4pa surcharges, tied by Ropit Afon (24 November) cds, fine and interesting combination cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1323
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1901 (10 June) registered cover from the Russian monastic community at Mount Athos, franked on back with vertical pair of 10k, tied by Ropit Afon 10 June 1901 cds, sent to Harbin, Manchuria, with arrival pmk (11 June), redirected (24 June) to Ninguta, arriving "Ninguta Field Telegraph Branch Priamur District" (14 August 1900 in error, as it should have been "1901"), note on the front of cover states (in red crayon) that the addressee, a member of the 18th East Siberian Rifle Regiment at Ninguta, had been discharged and the letter was to be returned back to Afon. There is another strike of Ninguta (15 August), this time indicating return trip, via Odessa, arriving 30th September at Mt. Athos. Undated oval Cyrillic "Russian Na Athos" at left, fine and extremely rare strikes of Ninguta (ancient capital of Manchuria, occupied by the Russian forces in the summer of 1900 and held until 1906)
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #1324
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1901 (21 Mar) incoming money letter from Epifan to Constantinople endorsed "for transfer to Ilinsky Skit (monastery) at Mt. Athos", with Constantinople ROPIT receiver, v.f. cover with intact wax seals
Envelope
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #1325
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1907 (4 June) picture postcard franked with 10pa on 2k green, tied by part of violet "Ropit Ag. Cavalla", repeated in full oval on reverse, addressed to Monongahela, Pa, USA, with additional strike of Ropit Salonika alongside, fine and unusual card, with two different Ropit agency markings, rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1326
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1914 (18 Apr) registered cover from Constantinople to Odessa, addressed to "Compagnie Russe de Navigation a Vapeur et du Commerce" (Ropit), attractively franked with 3x10pa, 1pi, a 1/2pi (Romanov) and 10pa on 2k Arms, filing fold away from the stamps, wax seal removed from back, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

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