U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
April 25-26, 2017

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Lot #1102
POLAND
1750 document outlining privileges (expiring in 1778) of a citizen living in Czortkow, delivered by hand, with ms markings and intact wax seals, fine early letter
Envelope
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #1103
POLAND
1797 cover to Lenschowia, addressed in Latin, with "Miskolc" departure ms, arrival noted on reverse in pen, fine early letter, rated "5" in red crayon
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1104
POLAND
1807 (2 March) partly printed letter headed "Empire Francaise, Garnier, Commissaire des Guerres", sent from "Varsovie" (Warsaw) addressed locally to a missionary with the Hospitaliers, little aging, otherwise fine Napoleonic Army letter
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1105
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, canceled "13" numeral in concentric rings (Mogielnica), unusually well centered, good color, fine example of this rare cancel, rated "10", ex-Bojanowicz
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #1106
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, rounded upper right corner, tied by a perfect strike of "187" in concentric circles, on outer FL from Tomaszow Rawsky to Warszawa, departure pmk alongside, date filled-in by hand, arrival (28.11) datestamp on back, fine and scarce
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #1107
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, tied by "221" numeral cancel on FL from Konin to Andrzej Brzezinski, Obronca przy Radzie Stanu Krolewstwa w Warszawie, with bilingual departure (14/8) cds alongside, red arrival pmk (next day) and "9/R" (9:00am) time handstamps, vertical and horizontal filing folds, fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #1108
POLAND
1866 (19 Dec) outer FL from Warszawa to Elzbietow, franked with Russia 10k brown & blue (horizontally laid paper), tied by "1" in four-squares pmk, with corresponding departure cds in red alongside, filing fold away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1109
POLAND
1867 (21 Aug) outer FL from Warszawa to Thorn (Torun), franked with Russia 10k (horizontally laid paper), tied by "BW" (Warszawa Railroad Station - Vienna Line) in concentric rings, with "Ekspedycya Poczt Dworzec Warszawa" departure cds, red "Aus Russland uber Eisenb.Post. Bur.XI" RPO and arrival pmk on back, filing folds away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #1110
POLAND
1869 Russia 10k brown and blue, tied by "42" numeral in concentric circles on cover used from Zambrow to Samara, with framed pre-philatelic town handstamp, date (28/9) filled-in by hand, fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #1111
POLAND
1869 Russia 10k brown and blue (horizontally laid paper), tied by indistinct "151" numerals on FL (written entirely in Yiddish) used from Szydlowiec to Warszawa, bilingual departure town stamp alongside, with red arrival in Cyrillic only, filing fold through the stamp, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #P1-5
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #1112
POLAND
1870 (28 Jan) outer FL from Warszawa to Berlin, franked with Russia 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), tied by "BW" (Warszawa Railroad Station - Vienna Line) in concentric rings, with "Ekspedycya Poczt Dworzec Warszawa" departure cds, red "Aus Russland uber Eisenb.Post. Bur.XI" RPO and arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #1113
POLAND
1871 (18 Oct) FL from Warszawa to the firm of "Gebruder Rothschild" in Paris, franked with Russia 3k, 5k and 20k (horizontally laid paper), with red "P.D", "Aus Russland" and French entry markings alongside, rated " 5 1/2" in red crayon, arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1114
POLAND
1872 (14 Dec) outer FL from Zyrardow, sent via Sokolow to Elzbietow, franked with Russia 1k and 3x3k (all horizontally laid paper), paying 10k rate, stamps tied by Cyrillic "Ruda Guzowskoye", repeated on back, with Sokolow transit alongside, also "Helle & Ditrich Zyrardow" datestamp on front, fine usage from Zyrardow (a town founded by the Lubienski brothers as a textile factory in 1833. One of directors of the factory was a French inventor Philippe de Girard. As the town of Ruda Guzowska developed into a significant textile mill, it was renamed "Zyrardow" (a Polonised spelling of Girard's name). A sign near the entrance to the town states that it was the only city in Europe, entirely set up for a factory (jedyna w Europie osada fabryczna)
Envelope
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #1115
POLAND
1873 (July) registered stationery entire envelope 10k brown, additionally franked with 5k and 20k (horizontally laid paper), paying 35k from Soroka to Warszawa, redirected on arrival (17 July) to Czestochowa, with additional transit and arrival postmarks on back, roughly opened at bottom, fine cover, with intact wax seals on reverse
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1116
POLAND
1905 (19 Sep) cover, with corner cachet Warszawa, registered from Skalmierzyce to Saxony, franked with German 30pf adhesive, minor cover creases & stains, otherwise fine and unusual usage of an unoverprinted German stamp in the Polish territory, with Leipzig arrival pmk, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1117
POLAND
1918 Warsaw Issue surcharges, 177 sets of four, each used on small cover (89) or reduced cover (88), canceled by Warszawa 25.1.19 cds, some stamps with minor shifts and other varieties, occasional cover faults, stamps fine-v.f. (catalogued as used, off cover)
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Catalog #11-14
Catalog Value $2,159
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1118
POLAND
1919 (8 Apr) cover used locally in Wowroclaw, franked with two German 7 1/2pf orange (cut squares from postal stationery), fine usage, probably by a German soldier on Polish territory, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1119
POLAND
1919 (14 Jan) large registered cover from Lublin to Vienna, franked with four diff. surcharges, three in black (Fi.20a,22a,24) also the rare 10h violet surcharge on 30h green (Fi.22b), filing fold away from the stamps, Austrian registration label, filing fold away from the stamps, backflap missing, fine and very rare usage, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #32b
Unsold
Lot #1120
POLAND
1919 Krakow Issue, 6h deep orange, album page with four pairs and block of six, all used, varieties include two "double dots" and 6xthin "Z", v.f. and attractive group
Box
Catalog #43,43var
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #1121
POLAND
1936 (8 Aug) illustrated Olympics telegram sent from Kosow to the Polish Football (Soccer) Team in Berlin, with greetings and "awaiting the Gold Medal" wishes. On this day (8 Aug), the Polish team defeated England (5 to 4). Incoming team telegrams are very rare
Unsold
Lot #1122
POLAND
1943 flown cover to USA, franked with 2sh KUT George VI adhesive, tied by faint cds, with return address of "Africa Uganda Koja, Polish Settlement," censor seal at left, some cover wear, fine and rare (located in a beautiful setting on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Victoria, surrounded by water on three sides and jungle and savanna on the fourth, Koja was some 30 kilometers from the nearest railway station and 60 kilometers from Kampala, too far to allow for much contact with the outside world. At its peak, Koja accommodated around 3,000 Polish refugees)
Envelope
Price Realized
$270.00

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