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Lot #919
Azerbaijan
1915 (25 June) registered cover franked on back with strip of 3x10k dark blue, sent from Astara to Tsarskoye Selo, then forwarded to Petrograd. Postmarked in Astara (25.6.15 and 27.6) and Tsarskoye Selo and Petrograd (2.7). Sent by the treasurer of the Astara Hunting Society to the Tsar's Chancellery for the Acceptance of Petitions, which was not located in Tsarskoye Selo but rather in the Mariinskii Palace in Petrograd. The postal clerk in Tsarskoye Selo, apparently not knowing to which palace to forward the cover, wrote on back, "P(alace) Petrograd wherever it is located." (Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk across the border from Astara, Iran)
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$90.00

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Lot #920
Azerbaijan
1922 Baku Province overprints, complete set, unused with or without gum as issued, v.f., signed Lissiuk, rare,
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Catalog #300-09
Catalog Value $1,015
$700.00

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