Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
November 15-16, 2022
Welcome to our November 15-16, 2022 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, which will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,450 lot sale begins with a session of United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, graded items, Plate Blocks, a solid group of Proofs and Essays, modern errors (including some offered at auction for the first time), and better back of the book items. In the Worldwide section we are pleased to offer a solid collection of postal history of Allied Intervention in Russia. Foreign countries include Austria, China, Egypt, France and Colonies, Germany Area including better items from the Eric Neishloss collection. Great Britain and British Commonwealth feature high values from various areas, including BNA, British Africa with selections from the Brian Karenza Collection, and specialized stamps and postal history of Kuwait, with many rarities. There are rarities from Italian States, with unused and used Sardina. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums, specialized collections from the Cole Estate, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.
1864 fieldpost letter sent during the Polish insurrection to Prince Sayn-Wittgenstein Berlebourg in Wloclawek. The Russian officer who wrote this letter was on patrol near the Prussian border. Wittgenstein was military governor of Wloclawek. The letter is dated 20 Feb. 1864 and reads, "Yesterday I was here in Sompolno for the big fair. I am sending you this special report to give Your Highness an overview of the situation. Within 20-25 versts of the Prussian border, there are bands of 20-30 insurgents commanded by Callier and Schelinsky. Five days ago they tried to cross the border but failed due to the vigilance of the Prussians. Now most of them are back in Chmielno in Prussia. There is no doubt that they will soon repeat the experiment. The situation in Sompolno is deplorable. The mayor, who was almost hanged once before, cries and asks for the troops that Your Highness had promised to send. We hear that we shall receive a battalion of the Olonetsk regiment from Konin. Fifty cavalry penetrated beyond Konin twenty days ago, captured the mayors of Sluzewo and Tuliszkow, hanged one of them, and looted the city treasury in the latter place. I think it is my duty to patrol this area, but I do not want to lose sight of the rest of the border. I believe that in better weather, cavalry will cross at Zakrzewo and infantry at Nowa Wies and Skulsk. Our patrols go out of Piotrkow to Skulsk. Perhaps until the battalion arrives, Your Highness will find the means to send one company, maybe from Izbica. One reserve company would be a big help! With Your Highness's indulgence. I'll end my report."
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