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 #1152
1863 fieldpost letter sent during the Polish insurrection by Prussian Major General von Stuckradt, the commandant of Fortress Thorn, to Imperial Russian Colonel Prince von Wittgenstein in Wloclawek. The front of the letter is inscribed "military mail to be forwarded by Imperial Russian Captain Mikulicz." The back has a handstamped seal reading Royal Prussian Command Thorn. The letter, which is on stationery of the Royal Command of Fortress Thorn and is dated 2 October 1863, includes a copy of a report received that same day from the nearby Prussian town of Schulitz. That report by Second Lieutenant Spalding of the 5th Pomeranian Infantry Regiment No. 42 reads, "The steamship Praga owned by Count Zamoyski left Schulitz today pulling 10 barges, two of which are loaded with sulfur. From the newspaper I learned that the Imperial Russian Government at Warsaw has established an embargo on sulfur." This letter is evidence of the military cooperation between Russia and Prussia during the suppression of the Polish insurrection. Wittgenstein was military governor of Wloclawek. Count Andrzej Zamoyski was a Polish nationalist who owned a fleet of steamships on the Vistula River. The Russians had exiled him abroad in 1862
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