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 #2912
RUSSIA
1898 (4 Mar) 4k stationery card sent by the director of the Sevastopol Biological Station of the Imperial Academy of Sciences to Marseille, then forwarded to Grenoble. Postmarked in Sevastopol, Marseille six days later, and Grenoble the following day. The card is imprinted with "Station biologique de L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, Sebastopol." Addressed to Dr. Louis Leger (1866-1948), director of the zoology laboratory at the University of Grenoble. Prior to 1898, he had been chief of natural history at the University of Marseille. The message (in English), dated 16 March 1898 (4 March old style) reads, "My dear dear friend, I am very glad to congratulate you and your lady Mrs. Leger, and thank you very much for your kind letter and the jolly flower souvenirs of your honeymoon travel on the mountains. I came back just now also from traveling in Germany and Nederland where I was sent by the Academy to see the aquariums and biological stations of these lands, and have much to do with the first arranging of the working places and the great aquariums of our station. I hope that the next traveling of you and Mrs. Leger will be directed to Sebastopol, and that you will come this year in the summer to see Russia, Sebastopol, and your devoted friend. Yours most truly, Guido Schneider. I am not yet married and share my home with a brave doctor from our fleet, my cousin, who is stationed in Sebastopol."
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