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 #922
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1871 10k red, two distinct shades, imperf. singles, h.r., small thins, otherwise fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $300
Unsold
Lot #923
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1872 5k wine red, also 5k greenish gray, color variety, both imperf., minor ageing, scarce
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Catalog #5,5var
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Lot #924
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1873 5k blue, 10k yellow blue, perforated singles, h.r., some toning (Schmidt 7a,9b)
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Catalog #7I,9I
Catalog Value $340
Unsold
Lot #925
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1873 10k rose red, perforated horizontal pair, positions 3-4, h.r., right stamp creased, some stains, otherwise fine, ex-Markovitch, Mehrtens, Liphschutz collections (Schmidt 10a)
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Catalog #10 I
Catalog Value $400
Unsold
Lot #926
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1873-76 5k dark blue, also 10k sky blue, each perforated instead of imperf., unused with original gum, little toned spots, otherwise fine-v.f. (Schmidt 9I,11I)
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Catalog #9b,11a
Unsold
Lot #927
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1876 5k lilac, dark lilac, imperf. singles, the latter (rated R) small thins, otherwise v.f., ex-Faberge (Schmidt 12,12a)
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Catalog #12,12V
Catalog Value $335
Unsold
Lot #928
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1877 10k yellow brown, vertical pair imperf. between, h.r., fine and scarce
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Catalog #15Ivar
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Lot #929
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1880 5k rose red, vertically laid paper, yellowish paper, imperf. single, full original gum, small thin, v.f. (with gum rated "RR")
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Catalog #18
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Lot #930
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1880 5k rose red, vertically laid paper, imperf. single, large part original gum (disturbed), small thin, still v.f., ex-K.Schmidt, Faberge (with gum rated "RR")
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Catalog #20
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Lot #931
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1884 5k red, type 1, canceled 7 Oct.88 on piece, small stain at bottom, otherwise v.f., ex-Faberge
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Catalog #27
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Lot #932
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1884 10k black, used, large margins, v.f., ex-Liphschutz
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Catalog #43
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Lot #933
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1884 10k lilac perforated instead of imperf., unused with original gum, h.r., v.f. (Schmidt 44I)
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Catalog #43a
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Lot #934
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1888 (12 Nov) cover from Moscow (stamp missing) to Bogorodsk, with local 1k imperf. added on arrival, creases, otherwise fine
Envelope
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Lot #935
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1888 (Nov) cover from Turkey to a village in Bogorodsk district, franked with Ottoman 1 Piastre, tied by negative seal, Moscow transit on back, arriving in Bogorodsk (26 Nov), transferred to Zemstvo Authority, with 5k imperf. postage due added on back, tied by Bogorodskaya Uyezd Zemsk. Uprava (29 Nov) cds, fine Turkey/Zemstvo combination cover, ex-Liphschutz
Envelope
Catalog #48
Unsold
Lot #936
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1889 (Mar) small wrapper from England, franked with 1/2d Victoria (minor defects), tied by London "F.B." (foreign branch) obliterator, arriving Moscow (12 Mar), with three different pmks on back, transferred to Zemstvo Authority in Bogorodsk, where 1k imperf. postage due was added, tied by Bogorodskaya Uyezd Zemsk. Uprava cds, English language translated by postal authority in Moscow (red and black manuscript in Cyrillic), fine and scarce England/Zemstvo combination, ex-Liphschutz
Envelope
Catalog #45
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Lot #937
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1889 (Mar) wrapper from England, franked with 1/2d Victoria (minor defects), tied by London "F.B." (foreign branch) obliterator, arriving Moscow (12 Mar), with three different pmks plus a censor marking alongside, transferred to Zemstvo Authority in Bogorodsk, where 1k imperf. postage due was added on back, tied by Bogorodskaya Uyezd Zemsk. Uprava cds, English language translated by postal authority in Moscow (red and black manuscript in Cyrillic), fine and scarce England/Zemstvo combination, ex-Faberge
Envelope
Catalog #45
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Lot #938
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1895 (9 Oct) cover from Berlin to Kamenki, franked with German 5pf green, tied by departure cds, arriving Moscow (5 October), with violet censor handstamp, transferred to Zemstvo Authority in Bogorodsk, where 2k postage due (S153) was added, tied by violet Bogorodskaya Uyezd Zemsk. Uprava cds, delivered to the village of Kamenki, as indicated by manuscript docketing, filing folds and minor erasures on cover, away from the stamps, fine and scarce Germany/Zemstvo combination, signed Harpenden, ex-Markovitch, Mehrtens, Liphschutz collections
Envelope
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Lot #939
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1895 20k violet, imperforate single, large margins all around, unused part original gum, thin, otherwise v.f. (Schmidt 143I)
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Catalog #124a
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Lot #940
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1895 (1 May) incoming "Price Currant" envelope (folded vertically, partly torn, corner defects) from Austria, franked with 3kr (black numerals), tied by Wien cds, addressed to village of Stulovo, Bogorodsk (Moscow gouv), with 14 May arrival cds on back and 4k Zemstvo adhesive added for local delivery on front (16 May), fine mixed "Austria/Zemstvo" combination
Envelope
Catalog #129
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