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Lot #2874
RUSSIA
1800 (ca) outer FL from Yakutsk to the Tambov provincial administration, with straight-line "Yakutsk" (Dobin's rarity factor 9/10), with large part of wax seal (Yakutsk territorial administration)
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$500.00

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Lot #2875
RUSSIA
1809 stampless outer FL with straight line "Tabolsk" departure datestamp, sent by the Tobolsk provincial administration to the Tambov provincial administration, wax seal mostly removed, rare
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$140.00

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Lot #2876
RUSSIA
1821 (10 Mar) FL sent by the executive office of the Tomsk provincial administration to the Tambov provincial administration, with straight-line "TOMSK" departure handstamp, wax seal mostly removed. The letter is marked "secret." The message reads, "As a result of your communication of 10 Nov. 1820 concerning the political investigation of the secret prisoner Murza Faizulla Mamleev (from the nobility), we are notifying you that our subordinate city and Zemstvo police and the Office of the Kolyvan-Voskresensk Mining Authority have been informed."
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$140.00

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Lot #2877
RUSSIA
1835 (30 Nov) FL from Omsk to the Tambov provincial administration. The letter is on printed stationery of the Omsk territorial administration's executive office, which matches the wording on partial wax seal on back. The letter states that the estates in question are not in Omsk Territory. This is the earliest known mail from Omsk and the only known example of the "OMSK" postmark, which was introduced when the post office opened in 1790
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #2878
RUSSIA
1845 (23 June) FL sent from Tiflis via the Akhty postal station to the Yerevan district court in Zindzhir, with boxed "Tiflis" boxed departure datestamp, with the wax seal of the Georgian-Imeretian provincial post office in Tiflis. The postmaster is informing the court that ordinary correspondence from Tiflis addressed to the court should be endorsed "via Akhty postal station." Zindzhir was near Darachichag. Akhty postal station was 44 km before Erivan on the road from Tiflis
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2879
RUSSIA
1848 (29 May) outer FL sent from Tiflis to the Erivan district court with oval "from Tiflis" departure datestamp (29.5.48). With intact wax seal of the Tiflis provincial government. In addition, there is another stampless letter used in 1860 from Tiflis to Valreas, France, postmarked in Tiflis (20.5.60), Tauroggen (4.6), Tilsit (16.6), Prusse/Valenciennes (19.6), Paris (19.6), and Paris a Marseille (19.6). With handstamps AUS RUSSLAND FRANCO-TOUT and P.D. verifying all charges prepaid (postage included 10k for Russia, 10k for Prussia, 16.25k for France, and 2k for the receipt). This cover, like all mail going abroad, was carried by the extra post
Envelope
$280.00

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Lot #2880
RUSSIA
1851 (10 Dec) 10k stationery entire envelope, with indicia on back, canceled by pen, sent from Omsk, with red double-circle departure postmark (year filled-in by hand), addressed to the "administration of the class lottery of the Polish Kingdom" in Warsaw, with small "Warszawa 24.1." (1852) arrival pmk, minor toning and filing fold, fine usage from Omsk to uncommon destination
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #2881
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by boxed "Revel 29 Apr 1858" datestamp on outer FL addressed to Riga, v.f., with framed "Polucheno 2 May 1858" arrival handstamp on back
Envelope
Catalog #1
$2,300.00

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Lot #2882
RUSSIA
1858 cover (opened for display), franked with 10k brown & blue, canceled by pen and addressed to Tomsk, with red "TOMSK POLUCHENO (6.7.58)" arrival datestamp on back, minor overall toning, scarce usage
Envelope
Catalog #2
$450.00

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Lot #2883
RUSSIA
1858 (4 Aug) outer FL sent from Tomsk to the Tambov provincial administration, red "TOMSK OTPRAVLENO (4.8.58)" departure, with the paper seal (torn on opening) of the Tomsk provincial administration
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #2884
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, vertical pair, each stamp canceled by pen cross on outer FL from St. Petersburg to Helsingfors, red 5 Feb 1858 departure and "ANK 19/2" arrival datestamp on back, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #2
$2,300.00

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Lot #2885
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, vertical pair, each stamp canceled by Riga 15 May 1858 postmark on FL to Libau, filing fold away from the stamps, beautiful cover, signed Mikulski and Herman Toaspern
Envelope
Catalog #2
$2,300.00

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Lot #2886
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, canceled "Verchovskyi Posadok", good colors and intact perforations, fine stamp, signed Diena,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
$450.00

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Lot #2887
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, rounded upper right corner, canceled "Belostok 9 Jan 1873", fine appearance, late usage,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
$230.00

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Lot #2888
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, used, well centered with intact perforations on all sides, interesting variety showing broken frame at bottom right, minor perf. correction, v.f., with Hovest certificate,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
$450.00

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Lot #2889
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, used, canceled "2" in oval of dots, watermark "2" shifted to right, fine stamp, with Sorani certificate,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
$450.00

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Lot #2890
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, horizontal and vertical pairs, 20k blue & orange, single and vertical pair, each with diamond shaped postmark of Odessa, frontier post office strikes used on incoming or outgoing mail to foreign destinations, fine
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Catalog #8,9
$240.00

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Lot #2891
RUSSIA
1861 (21 Jan) money letter sent from Omsk to the Board of Guardians in St. Petersburg. The letter contained 31.4 rubles, but since the weight fee was waived for military mail, the postage was just the 1% insurance fee rounded up to 31.5 kopecks (indicated by manuscript), with four wax corner seals of the horse artillery brigade staff of the Siberian line Cossack troops, minor toning and cover wear
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$230.00

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Lot #2892
RUSSIA
1865 (1 July) FL from Tobolsk to the Tyumen city council, with Tobolsk departure cds and a paper seal (torn on opening) of the provincial governor, A. I. Despot-Zenovich. The governor is responding to a request from the Tyumen city council, which was petitioned by some residents to obtain fine breed horses from the government stables to improve the local horse population. The governor promises to forward the request to the Governor-General of Western Siberia
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$140.00

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Lot #2893
RUSSIA
1870 (4 July) outer FL from St. Petersburg to Helsingfors, franked with 10k brown & blue (Scott No.23), tied by oval "SPB", with red double-circle departure postmark on back, framed "ANK" on arrival, filing fold away from the stamp, fine
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$140.00

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Lot #2894
RUSSIA
1870 (24 Apr) stationery 10k entire envelope, indicia on backflap, sent from Irkutsk to Shpola, arriving 25 May, 1870. The cover was sent by Dionysus Rogalevich who was exiled after the Polish insurrection of 1863-64. The wax seal reads "Vremennoye upravlenye Gubern. Vostoch. Sibir. Dla nadzora za politich. Prestup" (Provisional Administration of the Governor-general of Eastern Siberia for the Surveillance of Political Criminals). Exiles had to submit their mail to the authorities for censorship, some toning
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$230.00

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Lot #2895
RUSSIA
1875 (4 Mar) registered cover from Tyumen to the Ryazan circuit court, franked with single 5k and vertical pair of 20k, tied by Tyumen departure cds, with Ryazan (16.3) arrival alongside. Postage was 45 kopecks (30k for weight, 10k for registration, and 5k for the receipt). A fine cover, illustrated in Rossica No.163
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$230.00

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Lot #2896
RUSSIA
1876 (19 Feb) outer FL from Telminsk (Irkutsk Province) to Riga, with straight-line "Telminskaya Irk (19.2.76)" departure, Nizhneudinsk (23.2) and Moscow (30.3 and 31.3) transits, Riga (3.4) arrival pmks, part of wax seal, clear markings, fine. Sent by the Irkutsk Salt works police to the Riga Evangelical Lutheran Consistory. The salt works, which used hard labor convicts, was a state enterprise located in Usole, five miles from Telminsk postal station
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #2897
RUSSIA
1877 (19 Oct) outer wrapper (without side flaps) from Tobolsk to the St. Petersburg Board of Guardians, with perfect departure postmark and paper seal (torn on opening) of the Tobolsk circuit court
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2898
RUSSIA
1881 (26 Aug) registered cover (opened for display) franked on back with 13x7k red & gray (including strip of three and block of six), sent by the British Consulate in Tiflis to England, postmarked at the Tiflis first postal branch office (26.8.81), Moscow (31.8 and 1.9), St. Petersburg (2.9), and London and York (17.9). Postage was 91 kopecks (12 x 7 kopecks for weight and 7 kopecks for registration). The wax seal reads H.B.M. Consulate Tiflis, with little toning, otherwise fine and impressive cover. The consulate was writing regarding the death in Tiflis of the addressee's brother, Samuel Gabb (1832-1880), a civil engineer who had worked on the Poti-Tiflis Railway. The British Consulate opened in 1876 and closed at the end of 1881 when a consulate opened in Batum. This is the earliest known mail from the first Tiflis branch office, which had opened in the German quarter in 1879
Envelope
$240.00

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Lot #2899
RUSSIA
1884 (2 Sep) registered cover franked with 6x7k red & gray, sent from Ust-Tsylma to the Arkhangelsk Criminal and Civil Court, regarding the case of Alexander Konstantinov, peasant from Solikamsk district of Perm province. Postmarked in Ust-Tsylma (2.9.84 and 5.9) and Arkhangelsk (27.9). This is the earliest known mail from Ust-Tsylma, where the postal branch office opened 1 Jan. 1867. Postage was 42 kopecks (5x7k for weight and 7k for registration). Mail was dispatched once a week. Ust-Tsylma had a population of 1400 at this time. The mail volume here was 1% that of Arkhangelsk
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$230.00

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Lot #2900
RUSSIA
1884 (8 Jan) FL sent by the district police inspector in "Kondinsk" to the police administration in Tobolsk, with clear departure postmark on front and arrival Tobolsk 14 Jan 1884 on back. The Tobolsk police are asked to search for the "Jew Rozenshtrakh who was released to travel to his home in Kondinsk but failed to appear there." Annotations indicate that searches in several Tobolsk precincts were unsuccessful. This letter traveled by horse and probably reindeer on the frozen Ob and Irtysh Rivers (Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers. Founded in 1590, Tobolsk is the second-oldest Russian settlement east of the Ural Mountains in Asian Russia, and is a historic capital of the Siberia region)
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$230.00

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Lot #2901
RUSSIA
1885 (4 Jan) registered cover (reduced at both sides) from Blagoveshchensk to Riga, franked with 14k carmine & blue, tied by Blagoveshchensk cds, repeated at bottom and on back, with Riga 26 February arrival
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$140.00

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Lot #2902
RUSSIA
1885 (5 Feb) 3k black, stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 23 Apr arrival St. Petersburg cds alongside. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant, Superintendent of State Criminals, Staff Captain I. F. Burley, who then censored and signed it. Since spelling reform was part of the revolutionaries' agenda, Dzvonkevich omitted hard signs from his message, but the commandant put them back. In his message, Dzvonkevich asks his daughter to prevent her mother from coming to Kara. He also asks for boots and tobacco, instructing that all parcels should be addressed to Eastern Siberia, Transbaikal oblast, Lower Kara, in care of His Excellency, the Superintendent of State Criminals. Parcels sent by ship via Odessa should be addressed to Ust Kara on the Shilka River. The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, minor staining, fine and rare card
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$230.00

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Lot #2903
RUSSIA
1886 (11 July) FL from Tobolsk to the Arkhangelsk provincial administration, departure postmarks on both sides, with Moscow (20.7), Vologda (23.7 and 24.7), and Arkhangelsk (27.7) arrival, also with the paper seal (torn on opening) of the Tobolsk provincial administration. Apparently a part of an ongoing correspondence about a court case, fine and interesting item
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$140.00

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Lot #2904
RUSSIA
1887 (21 Aug) 3k stationery card sent from Vladivostok to St. Raphael, France, with Vladivostok departure cds, sent via Nagasaki (13.9), Yokohama (18.9), New York (9.10), on the Calais to Paris train (20.10), with St. Raphael arrival, fine
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2905
RUSSIA
1887 (18 Aug) 3k stationery card postmarked in Middle Kara, also Postal Wagon 61 (1.10.87) (Ryazhsk-Vyazma rail line), sent to Simferopol (3.10.87), by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, originally sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the acting commandant, Cavalry Captain V. M. Yakovlev of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. The message reads "In the latest post your father received your letter of 6 June from Yalta. He fully approves of your intention to get out of there as soon as possible. Your father does not want to hear any news about his relatives, and he asks you and your mother not to burden yourselves with their welfare since they are unworthy of your efforts. Use your moral strength for the service of all mankind." The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, card folded in half, with clear markings and text
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #2906
RUSSIA
1888 (4 Jan) large registered cover from Blagoveshchensk to Revel, paying 98 kopecks (13x7k for weight and 7k registry fee), tied by Blagoveshchensk cds, with arrival pmks, sent by A. F. Petersen, a Danish citizen and local merchant (his wax seal displays his name and a large Star of David on back), cover faults, still very impressive
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$140.00

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Lot #2907
RUSSIA
1888 (5 Feb) registered cover from Vyatka to Verkholensk (Irkutsk Province), franked on back with 2x7k dark blue, tied by Vyatka cds, with Verkholensk (7.3) arrival postmark alongside. The cover was sent to Alexander Ivanovich Bychkov (1862-1925), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group from 1879. Bychkov was arrested in 1881 and exiled to Verkholensk in 1884. He escaped on Christmas Eve 1887 and made his way to Moscow where he was apprehended the following September and later sent back to Siberia
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2908
RUSSIA
1889 (21 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 9 May arrival St. Petersburg cds below. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the commandant, Lt. Col. V. P. Masyukov of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. In his message Dzvonkevich tells his daughter that state prisoners are forbidden to receive the magazines "Russian Thought" and "Northern Herald." The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana
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$230.00

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Lot #2909
RUSSIA
1890 (7 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 23 Apr arrival St. Petersburg cds alongside. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the people's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the commandant, Lt. Col. V. P. Masyukov of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. In his message Dzvonkevich asks his daughter if she received the postcard he sent a long time ago. He also requests her photograph. The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, fine
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$230.00

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Lot #2910
RUSSIA
1895 (13 Oct) Money letter (opened for display) sent from Kolyvan (Tomsk Province) to the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg, postmarked in Kolyvan (13.10.95 and 16.10) and St. Petersburg (31.10) on arrival. The postage was 47 kopecks (40 kopecks for the 1/2% insurance fee, and 7 kopecks for registration). The weight fee was waived for church mail. With intact corner seals of parish group No. 8 of the Tomsk diocese partially showing through, fine and appealing cover
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2911
RUSSIA
1898 (16 Oct) 3k postal card uprated with 1k orange, sent from Blagoveshchensk to Sydney, Australia. Postmarked in Stretensk (16.10.98), via Moscow (9.11), Singapore (19.12) and Hong Kong, with Sydney arrival (18.1.99). This card was posted on board an Amur River steamship at Blagoveshchensk and postmarked on arrival in Stretensk. The message reads, "Am now out in Siberia 1100 miles from Vladivostok, 500 miles by rail and 600 by steamer on the Amoor River. It is getting very cold here now and everyone is preparing for the long winter. Met an English MP here today. He has come across from St. Petersburg. Am leaving here in a day or two and shall then be on my way back to Sydney, and I expect to get back around Christmas. I suppose it will take you six weeks to get this. Am going back to Japan first for my wife."
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$230.00

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Lot #2912
RUSSIA
1898 (4 Mar) 4k stationery card sent by the director of the Sevastopol Biological Station of the Imperial Academy of Sciences to Marseille, then forwarded to Grenoble. Postmarked in Sevastopol, Marseille six days later, and Grenoble the following day. The card is imprinted with "Station biologique de L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, Sebastopol." Addressed to Dr. Louis Leger (1866-1948), director of the zoology laboratory at the University of Grenoble. Prior to 1898, he had been chief of natural history at the University of Marseille. The message (in English), dated 16 March 1898 (4 March old style) reads, "My dear dear friend, I am very glad to congratulate you and your lady Mrs. Leger, and thank you very much for your kind letter and the jolly flower souvenirs of your honeymoon travel on the mountains. I came back just now also from traveling in Germany and Nederland where I was sent by the Academy to see the aquariums and biological stations of these lands, and have much to do with the first arranging of the working places and the great aquariums of our station. I hope that the next traveling of you and Mrs. Leger will be directed to Sebastopol, and that you will come this year in the summer to see Russia, Sebastopol, and your devoted friend. Yours most truly, Guido Schneider. I am not yet married and share my home with a brave doctor from our fleet, my cousin, who is stationed in Sebastopol."
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$140.00

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Lot #2913
RUSSIA
1904 (3 Mar) large registered cover from Ignashino (Amur Territory), addressed to the head of the Tsar's office for the acceptance of petitions at the Mariinsky Palace in St. Petersburg, franked with 1k and 20k, tied by Ignashino cds, repeated alongside, with St. Petersburg (25.3) arrival pmk on back, fine (Ignashino is a rural locality in Rabochy Posyolok Erofey Pavlovich of Skovorodinsky District, Amur Oblast, Russia. The population was 179 as of 2018. There are 7 streets)
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$140.00

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Lot #2914
RUSSIA
1904 (17 Apr) stampless cover (slightly reduced at right), sent by the Imperial Yuryev University (two-line handstamp on front and circular handstamp on back) to Tiflis, then returned to Yuryev. Postmarked in Yuryev and the Tiflis third postal branch office (28.4.04), addressed to Dr. K. F. Robitov, without mention of an institution or street address. An extensive search was carried out as evidenced by several signatures and manuscript notations, including "Not at the Caucasian Military-Medical Administration" and "Not at the Mikhailovskoye (City) Hospital." The search also included the military hospital in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. Finally, the handstamp "Not found due to insufficient address" was applied along with "Return to Yuryev." Dr. Robitov was the director of the medical observation post in Olty on the Turkish border in Kars Territory
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$140.00

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Lot #2915
RUSSIA
1905 (22 July) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Lyon. Postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in Tiflis (22.7.05). The sender writes, "For the past 10 days I have been in the Tiflis military hospital due to nerves, malaria, and liver disease." This hospital was in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. The photograph shows the ruined fortress of the Dudarov princes near Lars at the northern end of the Georgian Military Road
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$140.00

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Lot #2916
RUSSIA
1906 (28 Sep) picture postcard franked with 4k red, written in Vladivostok and placed in the mailbox of a ship sailing to Nagasaki; from there it was sent overland to Kobe and then by a Japanese ship to Sydney, Australia. Postmarked upon arrival in Nagasaki (3.10.06) along with a PAQUEBOT handstamp, and Kobe (8.10). The card was sent by Arthur Eyre Dabelle who was captain of the cargo ship "SS Maori King"
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$230.00

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Lot #2917
RUSSIA
1906 5r vertically laid paper, variety imperf. at bottom, h.r., faint perf. toning, still v.f., with handstamped guarantee mark on back (Zverev 79pd. Cat. $2,000)
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Catalog #71var
$160.00

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Lot #2918
RUSSIA
1907 (29 Nov) cover from Sobolinaya (Transbaikal Territory) to London, franked with 1k, 2k, 3k and 4k Arms, tied by Sobolinaya (29.11.07) cds, with additional 1.12.07 forwarding and London (30.12) arrival pmk on back. The envelope is stationery of the Nerchinsk Gold Mining Co., little toning, fine and attractive usage from a Mining company to England
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$130.00

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Lot #2919
RUSSIA
1910 (21 Aug) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Prag (Austria), postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis. The photo on the back shows the funicular railway and the convent of St. David on Mt. Ploskaya in Tiflis, little toning, otherwise fine
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$140.00

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Lot #2920
RUSSIA
1910 (6 July) cover franked with 10k dark blue, sent from Nikolsk-Ussurisk to Bremen, Germany, then returned to sender. Postmarked in Nikolsk-Ussurisk (6.7.10 and 8.8), stationery of the Nikolsk branch of the Johann Langelutje chain of general stores which specialized in machinery and furniture. With handstamp "Return" dated 5.8 and adhesive label "Unknown", filing fold away from the stamp, fine
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$140.00

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Lot #2921
RUSSIA
1913 (25 Oct) cover from Nizhneudinsk (Irkutsk Province) to political prisoner Vasily Konstantinovich Vorobyev in cell 153 of the Preliminary Detention Facility in St. Petersburg, franked on back with 7k Romanov, tied by Nizhneudinsk cds, with St. Petersburg (2.11) arrival, with oval censor mark reading "Examined in the Office of the Prosecutor of the St. Petersburg Superior Court," and manuscript notation "for the prosecutor of the St. Petersburg circuit court." Vorobyev (1885-1956) was a member of the Bolshevik Party. He was arrested in St. Petersburg in 1907 and sentenced to four years hard labor in Irkutsk province. In 1911 he escaped and fled to St. Petersburg, where he was later arrested and sentenced by the St. Petersburg circuit court to an additional three years hard labor. He was exiled to Yakutsk territory in 1915 and remained there until 1917
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2922
RUSSIA
1913 (24 Dec) registered cover franked on back with pair of 7k, sent from Nikolsk-Ussurisk to Borga, Finland, then forwarded to Hango. Postmarked in Nikolsk-Ussurisk (24.12.13), Borga (18.1.14 and 19.1), and Hango. Sent by a soldier in the Second Siberian Rifle Regiment, with rare handstamp "Vynuto iz pochtovavo Yaschika P.T. Chinovnik" (Taken out of a mailbox by post and telegraph clerk), with clerk's signature
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2923
RUSSIA
1913 (22 Aug) picture postcard franked with 3k red, sent from Abas-Tuman to Tiflis. Postmarked in Abas-Tuman (22.8.13) and at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis (24.8). Sent to Staff Captain V. V. Babenchikov, regimental adjutant of the 202nd Gori infantry regiment in camp at Vake, a plain on the western edge of Tiflis. In 1909 Babenchikov was a lieutenant in the Kerch fortress infantry battalion, and during the civil war he was a colonel in the Volunteer Army on the Caucasian front
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2924
RUSSIA
1913 10k deep blue, canceled "Tsuruga Japan" in violet, fine, with Hovest certificate
O
Catalog #93
$90.00

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Lot #2925
RUSSIA
1917 (8 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from Tiflis to Helsinki, postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis, with Helsinki (31.3) arrival, censored Helsinki 1 April 1917 in red. The sender was a patient at the military hospital in Navtlug
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2926
RUSSIA
1918 35k blue, imperforate horizontal pair, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak,
**
Catalog #149a
Catalog Value $2,250
$210.00

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Lot #2927
RUSSIA
1922-25 selection of five imperforate horizontal pairs, including unissued 3r dark blue, white and gray paper, also 25r violet and red brown, plus Soviet Union 8k green trial color, all n.h., v.f.
**
$240.00

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Lot #2928
RUSSIA
1926 8k brown olive, variety "small head", l.h. (if at all), minute natural inclusions as always, v.f. (Zverev 121w, $3,000) (Zagorsky 119Ta)
*
Catalog #311var
$625.00

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Lot #2929
RUSSIA
1933 Leningrad Exhibition, two sets of two, one 70k on 35k n.h., others l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.,
*/**
Catalog #487-88
Catalog Value $832
$180.00

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Lot #2930
RUSSIA
1937 Trans-Polar Flight, complete Menu dated June 30, 1937 "In Honor of the Soviet Trans-Polar Fliers" (Valeri Chkalov, Georgy Baidukov and Alexander Belyakov), The Waldorf-Astoria, New York, fine
$230.00

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Lot #2931
RUSSIA
1938 Chapayev, 1r black & carmine, thick paper, horizontal gutter block of eight, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #635
$240.00

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Lot #2932
RUSSIA
1964 test stamp, sheet of 100, value and name of country omitted, n.h., v.f.
Box **
$250.00

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