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 #2951
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1894 (28 May) registered cover franked with 20k carmine & blue on back, sent from "Osh" (Fergana) to Stockholm, by the explorer Sven Hedin to Carl Lewenhaupt, the Swedish foreign minister, with 26.6.94 arrival pmk. Sven Hedin was at that time in Kashgar in Chinese Turkestan and this cover was taken by courier from the Russian consulate in Kashgar to the nearest Russian post office in Osh, v.f. (perched in the mountains at the end of the Fergana Valley, on the border with Uzbekistan, Osh is one of the Silk Roads' oldest and most famous market towns. The city was occupied and annexed by the Russian Empire in 1876 when Russia overwhelmed the Central Asian khanates during the so-called "Great Game", the contest between Britain and Russia for dominance in Central Asia. This conquest was achieved and the inclusion to the Russian empire made by the mid 1880s)
Envelope
Price Realized
$3,250.00

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