U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
May 25-26, 2021

Our May 25-26, 2021 Auction will run live via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,382 lot sale features United States and Worldwide countries, beginning with a solid selection of U.S. singles, sets, Postal History and Possessions. The Foreign section features a highly specialized collection of French Indochina, with 19th Century military and civilian mail from what is today Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. This collection was formed by a former French Colonial resident, with an excellent eye for postal history and considered a foremost expert of the subject. From Germany, there are used and unused selections from an-old time collection formed with assistance from Herbert Bloch and the Friedl Expert Committee. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are followed by a collection of Imperial Japan, including the original collection formed in 1875 by Baron Maejima Hisoka, founder of the Japanese Postal System. Italian Offices in China include three rare Pechino and Tientsin items, including unique covers. The Poland selection features Krakow Issue, Locals, Polish Army Corps in Italy, with unique errors and varieties. Russia boasts a collection of 300+ lots of Zemstvo, with many ex-Baughman, Faberge, and Bianchi items. In addition, this sale includes a strong selection of 100+ large lots and collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide properties and large cover lots

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Lot #837
RUSSIA
1820 (ca) FL opened for display, with handstamp "Vasilkov" (Kiev gov.) to Mirgorod (Poltava gov.), endorsed "via Belaya Tserkov", scarce usage, showing a handwritten routing (when there were several possible routes, postal clerks used endorsements of preferred route)
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #838
RUSSIA
1852-55 two stationery entire 10k envelopes, indicia on backflap, each canceled by pen, first sent locally in Moscow, bearing "Polucheno : Utra" (received in the morning); the second sent from Moscow to St. Petersburg, departure datestamp on front, with round "Polucheno Pold" (received in the afternoon) on back, wax seals mostly intact, some toning, otherwise fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #839
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, canceled on piece by unclear numeral in circle of dots, fresh and v.f., signed Kohler
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #840
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, canceled by "374" in rectangle of dots (Khorol, Poltava Province), v.f., signed Ebel
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #841
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, thin paper, margins all around, canceled by "254" in rectangle of dots (Slutsk), v.f., signed Friedl
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #842
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, tied by "54" in circle of dots on FL from Kharkov to Voronezh, framed 27 August 1858 departure datestamp on back, wax seal mostly removed, fine Russia No.2 on cover
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #843
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, tied by "3" in circle of dots on outer FL from Archangelsk to St. Petersburg, blue oval merchant cachet at upper right and two-line departure "Archangelsk 185 Oct 15" (year incomplete) datestamp on back, fine
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #844
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, tied by framed "Riga 14 May 58" departure datestamp on FL to Tauroggen, complete merchant cachet at upper right and boxed arrival datestamp below, v.f. and splendid Russian Number two on cover
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #845
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, top sheet margin example canceled by "1" in circle of dots on backflap of cover from St. Petersburg to Moscow, red 3 March 1958 departure datestamp on front, backflap tears and separations, otherwise fine (marginal examples on cover are seldom encountered)
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #846
RUSSIA
1858 20k orange & blue, thin paper, canceled "16 May 1873", well centered, fine and unusually late usage,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #847
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, well centered, place upside down at upper left of outer FL from Tauroggen to Riga, "9" in oval of dots cancel, also on reverse showing "Speditions Geschaft John G. Kniep Tauroggen", as well as framed corresponding departure "16 December 1858" and boxed "Polucheno 17 Dec 1858" applied in Riga on arrival, fresh and splendid Russia No.3 single franking on cover, signed Eisold, with his 1993 certificate ("Eine Frankatur-raritat von Liebhaberwert"),
Envelope
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $13,500
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #848
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, canceled by pen on cover addressed to St. Petersburg, with straight-line "Boguchar" departure handstamp on back, date completed by hand, with "Polucheno 20 March 1858" (afternoon) applied on arrival, some hinge marks at sides of the envelope, with wax seal on back, fine and rare Russia No.3 on cover, probably only known from Boguchar, ex-Mikulski collection, with 2021 Buchsbayew certificate,
Envelope
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $13,500
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #849
RUSSIA
1858 30k carmine & green, thick paper, light rectangular dots cancel, incredibly fresh with large margins all around, small thin at lower left, v.f. appearing example of Russia No.4, with clear 1989 Dieter Wassman certificate,
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #850
RUSSIA
1858 30k carmine & green, thin paper, heavy numeral in oval of dots cancel, clipped perfs at right, minor overall ageing, fine appearance, signed Mikulski, Buhler,
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #851
RUSSIA
1858 30k carmine & green, thin paper, used, colorless watermark "3" shifted completely to bottom, irregular perfs in places, well centered, fine, signed Eisold, etc.,
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Catalog #4var
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #852
RUSSIA
1896-1902 incoming mail, two postal cards to Minsk, one 5c from Ceylon, showing oval "Slano dlya dostavki v 8 chasov utra" (sent out for delivery at 8:00 AM), the second from Bex, Switzerland, with 10c franking, sent via Warszawa and with oval "sent for delivery at 1:00PM"), each with Minsk arrival cds, fine and scarce pair of incoming cards showing time of day delivery pmks
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #853
RUSSIA
1910-11 two picture postcards with 3k franking, used from Vladivostok, one to Sassenhof, via St. Petersburg and Riga, bearing "Z Expressom" (with Express or Special Delivery) handstamp in red, the other with framed bilingual "Per Sibirischen Express" (with Siberian Express, in German and Russian), fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

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