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.

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Lot #1211
RUSSIA Russia - Russian Far East (Asia Pacific Region)
1917 (8 Sep) cover franked with 5c U.S. regular issue, sent from Cleveland to YMCA secretary Donald Alexander Lowrie in Novo-Nikolayevsk, Siberia. The cover first traveled to Petrograd where it was censored on 26 October (the first day of Communist rule). It arrived in Novo-Nikolayevsk on 9 November and was forwarded back to Petrograd to the American Consulate. It was postmarked at the government and diplomatic mail delivery section of the Petrograd post office on 19 January 1918, and at the American Consulate on the same day (1 February new style). The handstamp "Unclaimed" was applied at the consulate (Lowrie provided aid to German and Austro-Hungarian POWs in the Tomsk area (including Novo-Nikolayevsk) from September 1916 until the United States entered the war in April 1917, when he became the General Secretary of the Odessa and Moscow YMCA branches)
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