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 #1197
RUSSIA Military Mail
1903 (3 Aug) picture postcard franked with two 3k Arms, sent by a soldier on maneuvers to Sophia, Bulgaria. Postmarked "Field Post-Telegraph-Telegraph Office XX Army Corps" (only recorded examples), "Main Field Post-Telegraph Office Southern Army, Verro" (4.8.03), Postal Wagon No. 125 (Pskov-Pernov rail line), Roustchouk and Sophia. The sender wrote his message in the Estonian village of Rauge "Third day on maneuvers. I am an orderly at the headquarters of the 20th Army Corps of the Southern Army. The Southern Army consists of the 1st and 20th Army Corps, and the Northern Army consists of the Guards and 18th Army Corps. We have a day's rest after almost dying. You cannot imagine on the first day we marched 30 kilometers, and the second day another 30 kilometers, all at the quick march. Only ten-minute breathers. The village of Rauge contains Estonians and Germans a beautiful place. We meet the enemy in the morning.") The grand maneuvers of 1903 took place from 1 August to 9 August in an area around Pskov. A fine and scarce card, illustrated in Rossica No.165
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