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 #2941
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1901 (4 Apr) cover sent by the "Grunberg and Reilly" firm in Port Arthur, China to New York, franked with 10k "Kitai", tied by Chifu Russian Post Office cds, with Chinese "Chefoo" and Shanghai (8.4) transits, additional Russian Post Office in Shanghai, sent via Yokohama and Nagasaki, with New York arrival on back, fine (this cover, stationery of timber importers Grunberg and Reilly, was posted on a ship at Port Arthur and postmarked upon arrival in Chefoo, where it received the violet PAQUEBOT handstamp. Sidney George Reilly, known as "Ace of Spies", was a Russian-born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and later by the Foreign Section of the British Secret Service Bureau, the precursor to the modern British Secret Intelligence Service. He arrived in Port Arthur in early 1901 in the guise of a timber company owner. He remained there for four years, acting as a double agent for the British and the Japanese governments. Ian Fleming used him as a model for James Bond in his novels set in the early Cold War)
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Price Realized
$5,250.00

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