U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
November 10-11, 2020

Welcome to our November 10-11, 2020 Auction which will be held simultaneously via CherrystoneLIVE and Stamp Auction Network (SAN). This sale contains 1,091 lots of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, with United States and European countries, including Austria, France and Colonies, Germany, Italy, with specialized selection of Fezzan, Poland, Russia, with Postal History and Russia used in Asia, Vatican City errors & varieties, plus many others. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are well represented, covering all Reigns with many high values and sets from Aden to Zanzibar. This auction concludes with a strong selection of 167 large lots and collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, including United States Plate Blocks, British Commonwealth George VI and multi-carton worldwide properties and cover lots.

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Lot #2898
RUSSIA
1881 (26 Aug) registered cover (opened for display) franked on back with 13x7k red & gray (including strip of three and block of six), sent by the British Consulate in Tiflis to England, postmarked at the Tiflis first postal branch office (26.8.81), Moscow (31.8 and 1.9), St. Petersburg (2.9), and London and York (17.9). Postage was 91 kopecks (12 x 7 kopecks for weight and 7 kopecks for registration). The wax seal reads H.B.M. Consulate Tiflis, with little toning, otherwise fine and impressive cover. The consulate was writing regarding the death in Tiflis of the addressee's brother, Samuel Gabb (1832-1880), a civil engineer who had worked on the Poti-Tiflis Railway. The British Consulate opened in 1876 and closed at the end of 1881 when a consulate opened in Batum. This is the earliest known mail from the first Tiflis branch office, which had opened in the German quarter in 1879
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Price Realized
$400.00

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