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Lot #931
Siberia
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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$95.00

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Lot #932
Siberia
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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Lot #933
Siberia
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
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$230.00

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Lot #934
Siberia
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
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$240.00

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Lot #935
Siberia
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
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$120.00

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Lot #936
Siberia
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
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Catalog #2
$240.00

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Lot #937
Siberia
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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$120.00

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Lot #938
Siberia
1865 (22 Sep) cover (opened for display, backflap slightly trimmed), franked with Russian 10k brown & blue perf. 12 1/2 (Scott No.8), sent from Chita to Tobolsk, with 21 October 1865 arrival. The addressee, Jan Akko, took part in the Polish insurrection of 1863-64. As a result, he was deprived of rights, exiled to Siberia, and his estate in Kovno province was confiscated by the Russian government. The sender, Andrey Bukovsky (return address in Polish), was a major in the Transbaikal Cossack army (By April 1864, the leaders of the uprising were arrested and executed, marking the official end of the January Uprising. According to Russian statistics, after the end of the insurrection 396 people were executed and 18,672 were exiled to Siberia. Vast numbers of Poles were also sent to the interior of Russia and to the Caucasus, Urals and other remote areas. Around 70,000 people were imprisoned and subsequently exiled from Poland and consigned to distant regions of Russia)
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$130.00

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Lot #939
Siberia
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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$90.00

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Lot #940
Siberia
1870 (24 Apr) stationery 10k black 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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Lot #941
Siberia
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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Lot #942
Siberia
1876 (19 Feb) outer FL from Telminsk (Irkutsk Province) to Riga, with straight-line "Telminskaya Irk (19.2.76)" departure on back, 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
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Lot #943
Siberia
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
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Lot #944
Siberia
1879 (9 Jan) money letter from Gotopupovo (Tobolsk Province) to Odessa, postmarked straight-line "Gotopupovskaya Tob (9.1.79)", with Odessa (27.1) arrival. The letter contained 30 rubles to be transmitted to a Russian monastery on Mt. Athos in Greece. The postage was 45 kopecks (10 kopecks for weight, 30 kopecks for the 1% insurance fee, and 5 kopecks for the receipt), with mostly intact wax seal of the "Gotopupovskaya postal station for insured mail"
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$90.00

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Lot #945
Siberia
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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$120.00

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Lot #946
Siberia
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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Lot #947
Siberia
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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Lot #948
Siberia
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
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$120.00

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Lot #949
Siberia
1888 (16 Sep) FL from Tobolsk to the Yugansk native board in Surgut, with Tobolsk departure and Surgut (21 Sep) arrival pmks, bearing the seal (torn on opening) of the Tobolsk-Surgut circuit court. The letter reports that "a certain native was convicted of stealing four pounds of flour (worth 3 rubles, 84 kopecks) from another native in Surgut, and was sentenced to a month and a half in prison." This letter traveled by ship on the Ob and Irtysh Rivers
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$90.00

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Lot #950
Siberia
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
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$90.00

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Lot #951
Siberia
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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Lot #952
Siberia
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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Lot #953
Siberia
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
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$90.00

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Lot #954
Siberia
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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Lot #955
Siberia
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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Lot #956
Siberia
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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$90.00

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Lot #957
Siberia
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
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$90.00

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Lot #958
Siberia
1921 10k on 10k dark blue, l.h., v.f., signed Herbert Bloch, etc., with 1949 Friedl certificate,
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Catalog #52
Catalog Value $1,500
$700.00

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Lot #959
Siberia
1921 20k on 3k maroon, gray green & pink, h.r., some gum toning, otherwise fine, signed Champion, Dr.P.Jemchouhin, Herbert Bloch, etc.,
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Catalog #64
Catalog Value $750
$230.00

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