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.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #1198
RUSSIA Russia - Russian Far East (Asia Pacific Region)
1875 (29 Sep) 5k stationery card from Krasnoyarsk to London, sent by John Milne (a mining engineer, geologist, and the father of modern seismology. In 1875 the Japanese government offered him a position as Professor of Mining and Geology at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. He left home on 3 August 1875 and traveled for seven months across Siberia, Mongolia, and China. During his 20 years in Japan, Milne became one of the leading experts on earthquakes and co-invented the Gray-Milne seismograph). The message, written in Krasnoyarsk reads, "My dear Mother, I am now en route for Irkutsk with General Smirnikof and Baron Stackelberg. We muster 4 carriages in all. At every station now we are in Eastern Siberia (which is the General's territory). The post horses and drivers neatly dressed are in waiting when we stop at a village to take tea or supper". The 5k postcard was sold for the current rate of 4 kopecks and could not be mailed abroad until 19 June 1875, some ink discoloration, illustrated in BJRP No.107, ex-Wortman
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