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 #888
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1868-1914 balance of the collection, 68 mostly different stamps on six album pages, with used and unused, perf. and imperf., including shades and varieties, with one vertical tete-beche pair, few used, others l.h. or h.r., mostly fine-v.f., ex-Bianchi (Schmidt 1/105)
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Catalog #1/84
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #889
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1871 3k black, imperforate horizontal tete-beche pair (types 1+10), h.r., v.f., only 8 (!) reported (Schmidt 2a)
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Catalog #2S
Unsold
Lot #890
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1872 3k gray black on smooth yellowish paper, complete sheet of 120 (9x13+3), folded three times horizontally and once vertically, some stamps creased, also rejoined with hinges in the middle, some additional tears, otherwise fine and very rare sheet, ex-Faberge
Box *
Catalog #3
Unsold
Lot #891
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1874 3k black on rose, couche pair, unused without gum, minute thin, still v.f., ex-Liphschutz (Schmidt 6a)
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Catalog #6S
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #892
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1878 2k black on gray blue, bottom sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), showing ten distinct types, some overall ageing and gum creases, fine and rare complete setting, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge, Bianchi collections
Box *
Catalog #16
Unsold
Lot #893
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1878 2k black on dark brown, block of 10 (5x2), showing ten distinct types, h.r., ageing spot and thins affecting stamps at top, still fine and rare complete setting
Box *
Catalog #17
Unsold
Lot #894
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1878 2k black on dark green paper (0,09), unused with patchy gum, margins all around, minor ageing, fine example of this rarity, both Schmidt and Chuchin rated "RR" (possibly only 8? recorded)
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Catalog #22
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Lot #895
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1878 2k black on dark blue paper, unused without gum, minor discolorations, fine and undoubtedly very rare stamp, ex-Liphschutz and Gorski collections, rated "RR" (only 12 recorded)
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Catalog #23
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Lot #896
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1887 2k yellow brown, vertical block of 10 (2x5), lower block inverted creating two vertical tete-beche pairs, usual irregular gum, creases between stamps, fine-v.f. (Schmidt 31,31S)
Box *
Catalog #30,30a
Unsold
Lot #897
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1902 3k light rose, perforated pane of 25, part of margin missing at left, some hinge reinforcements, mostly fine (catalogue value for singles) (Schmidt 52)
Box *
Catalog #53
Catalog Value $2,000
Unsold
Lot #898
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1904 selection of 23 perf. and imperf. stamps, with two pairs, incl. 2k yellow brown (Chuchin 56a, Schmidt unlisted), as well as 2k red brown (Chuchin 65a, Schmidt unlisted), others mostly unused, some without gum, fine lot (catalogue value $622 not counting the unlisted items)
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Catalog #55/68
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #899
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1904 2k orange, brown, gray, green, etc., perforated (2) and imperforate (7) plate proofs, various colors, including a block of four, fine-v.f.
Box P
Catalog #55/68P
Unsold
Lot #900
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1904 2k dark lilac on yellow paper, imperforate horizontal strip of five (different types), unused with original, slightly disturbed gum, v.f., rare
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Catalog #57I
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Lot #901
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 Rate Increase, surcharged 3k on 2k yellow, white paper, h.r., fresh and fine stamp, only one sheet of 25 printed, ex-Faberge
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Catalog #72
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #902
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k yellow brown, surcharge inverted, h.r., fine, ex-Kosack, Stenshinski collections, Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #76var
Unsold
Lot #903
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k red, surcharge inverted and shifted to left, h.r., heavy thin, fine appearance, Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #80var
Unsold
Lot #904
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k green, four stamps, different shades, one reprint (double surcharge one inverted), with or without gum, fine (Schmidt 73a,76)
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Catalog #81,82
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Lot #905
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k yellow green, surcharge inverted, disturbed gum, small thin spots, fine appearance, only one sheet of 25 recorded
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Catalog #82M1
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Lot #906
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k carmine rose, imperforate single, surcharge inverted, h.r., v.f., Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #83 Ivar
Unsold
Lot #907
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k carmine rose, surcharge inverted, h.r., fine, with 2007 Terry Page opinion, ex-Gorski, Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #83var
Unsold
Lot #908
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k ultramarine, surcharge inverted, h.r., fine, with handstamped guarantee marks (ex-Kosack, etc.), Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #85var
Unsold
Lot #909
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k yellow, surcharge inverted, disturbed gum, with adhesions, otherwise fine, ex-Serge Ralsevitch, with his handstamp on back, Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #86var
Unsold
Lot #910
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k rose, yellow paper, h.r., fine
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Catalog #87
Unsold
Lot #911
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k dark lilac, h.r., fine
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Catalog #88
Unsold
Lot #912
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k gray brown, types 2 and 5, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #90
Unsold
Lot #913
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k yellow brown, yellow paper, type 5 h.r., fresh and fine, signed "HTC", ex-Serge Ralsevitch, with his handstamp on back, rated "RR"
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Catalog #92
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Lot #914
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k on 2k forest green, imperforate single with surcharge inverted, h.r., slightly disturbed gum, v.f., ex-Faberge, Schmidt unlisted
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Catalog #96 Ivar
Unsold
Lot #915
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1908 3k red brown, selection of 17, including vertical and horizontal tete-beche pairs, shades, block of four and one unlisted imperf. single, mostly unused, minor flaws, mostly fine without gum, fine lot
Box *O
Catalog #98,99
Unsold
Lot #916
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1911 10k on 3k orange red, two copies (one surcharge shifted to top), also a vertical tete-beche pair, fine-v.f., ex-Liphschutz (Schmidt 85,85a)
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Catalog #111,111S
Catalog Value $480
Unsold
Lot #917
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BELOZERSK
1914 10k on 3k dull red on yellow paper, vertical tete-beche pair (rated "RR"), also two singles and block of ten (each stamped rated "R"), fine-v.f. (Schmidt 111,111S)
Box */**
Catalog #85,85a
Unsold

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