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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
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$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
$230.00

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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
$230.00

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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
Envelope
$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
Envelope
$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
$230.00

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Lot #2932
RUSSIA
1964 test stamp, sheet of 100, value and name of country omitted, n.h., v.f.
Box **
$230.00

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Lot #2933
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for the Children, complete set of six, l.h., v.f., 1k orange perf. and imperf. each signed Romeko, Paris,
*
Catalog #B24-29
Catalog Value $1,065
$450.00

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Lot #2934
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for the Children, 1k orange sheet margin single, overprint inverted (reading up), l.h., v.f., with Hovest certificate,
*
Catalog #B24a
Catalog Value $825
$280.00

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Lot #2935
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, complete set of five, also surcharged on 250r pelure paper, all n.h., large margins and fresh, first five signed Mikulski, last one Diena and others, with Sorani certificate. A splendid set,
**
Catalog #B38-42,40a
Catalog Value $2,725
$1,400.00

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Lot #2936
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, complete set of five, each canceled on piece, v.f., pencil signed, with Raybaudi and Diena certificates,
O
Catalog #B38-42
Catalog Value $1,325
$450.00

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Lot #2937
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, 2r+2r on 250r, surcharge inverted, used on piece, v.f., pencil signed, with Raybaudi certificate,
O
Catalog #B40b
Catalog Value $200
$140.00

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Lot #2938
RUSSIA Russian Provisional Locals - Kiev
1922 surcharges on Russian Postal Savings Stamps, "7500", "8000" and "15000", reading up or down, fine-v.f., scarce
*
Catalog #Mi.1-3
$450.00

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Lot #2939
RUSSIA Russian Provisional Locals - Kiev
1922 7,500r on 5k (18), 8,000r on 5k (17) and 15,000r on 10k (2), selection of used and unused, upright and inverted surcharges, few pairs (including two tete-beche), strips of three and a block of four, mostly fine-v.f.,
*O
Catalog #Mi.1-3I,II
Catalog Value €5,675
$450.00

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Lot #2940
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1899 (24 Sep) registered cover franked with 14k carmine & blue, sent from Port Arthur, China to Moscow, postmarked in Port Arthur, with Moscow (14.11) arrival, fine. Stated to be one of two known examples of the 1899 provisional registration label
Envelope
$475.00

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Lot #2941
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1901 (4 Apr) cover sent by the "Grunberg and Reilly" firm in Port Arthur, China to New York, franked with 10k "Kitai", tied by Chifu Russian Post Office cds, with Chinese "Chefoo" and Shanghai (8.4) transits, additional Russian Post Office in Shanghai, sent via Yokohama and Nagasaki, with New York arrival on back, fine (this cover, stationery of timber importers Grunberg and Reilly, was posted on a ship at Port Arthur and postmarked upon arrival in Chefoo, where it received the violet PAQUEBOT handstamp. Sidney George Reilly, known as "Ace of Spies", was a Russian-born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and later by the Foreign Section of the British Secret Service Bureau, the precursor to the modern British Secret Intelligence Service. He arrived in Port Arthur in early 1901 in the guise of a timber company owner. He remained there for four years, acting as a double agent for the British and the Japanese governments. Ian Fleming used him as a model for James Bond in his novels set in the early Cold War)
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #2942
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1904 (1 Mar) registered cover from Tsitsikar, Manchuria to Germany (addressed to the mother of a German officer serving in China), franked with 20k carmine & blue, tied by "Cicikar Polev. Pocht. Tel. Odp. Priam. Okr" cds, repeated alongside, with Registry label in Cyrillic, Darmstadt (4 Apr) arrival and complete wax seal ("Clerk 6th Class of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs") on back, minor cover faults and repaired internal tear along the franking, otherwise fine. (The Tsitsikar field post establishment opened in October 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. This cover was sent by Nikolai Gotfridovich Poppe (1870-1913), an interpreter for the Russian occupation forces in Tsitsikar. He was later consul in Tientsin from 1907 to 1909, then consul general in Harbin. In September 1913 he took sick leave and left Harbin for St. Petersburg but died in transit at Ufa railway station)
Envelope
$700.00

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Lot #2943
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1905 (11 May) registered picture postcard (Harbin railway station boulevard) from the head fieldpost office in Harbin to Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, then forwarded to Assinie, franked with 20k carmine & blue, tied by "Glavn. Polev. Pocht. Kont." postmark, repeated below, with corresponding Registry label in Cyrillic, violet censor cachet of the Manchurian Army headquarters, Funchal, Madeira and Grand-Bassam and Assinie Ivory Coast arrival pmks, fine registered usage of a ppc to uncommon destination
Envelope
$250.00

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Lot #2944
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1911 (13 Nov) 20k stationery entire envelope, registered from the Kyakhta telegraph office to Copenhagen, postmarked "Kyakhta Zabaik. Ob. Tel. Kont.", with "Troitskosavsk" transit and Registry label handstamped with a "K" for Kyakhta, backstamped on arrival in Copenhagen (11.12.11), some overall toning, otherwise fine and rare usage Kyakhta, on the Mongolian border, is a suburb of Troitskosavsk. The Kyakhta post office moved to Troitskosavsk in 1881, leaving just a telegraph office in Kyakhta
Envelope
$1,000.00

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Lot #2945
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1854 10k stationery entire envelope with indicia on back, canceled by pen and sent from Kyakhta to St. Petersburg, with framed "Kyakhta 16 Nov 1854" departure and "Polucheno 20 Dec" St. Petersburg arrival pmks on back. This cover is described in Thilingirian "Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad", on page 567 (at the time "earliest item reported so far from Kyakhta"), sent by a Russian trader residing in Kyakhta to an instructor at the St. Anna School which educated many prominent Russians, including Faberge (Kyakhta is a town located on the Kyakhta River near the Mongolia-Russia border. The town stands directly opposite the Mongolian border town of Altanbulag). A wonderful rarity, one of only five (!) recorded postal items from Kyachta
Envelope
$9,500.00

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Lot #2946
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
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"
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2947
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1883 (13 Dec) cover franked with 7k gray & rose, sent from Kars to Port-le-Grand, France, then forwarded to Paris. Postmarked in Kars (13.12.83 and 14.12), with Postal Wagon No. 71 (23.12, Kovel-Mlava rail line), Abbeville (7.1.84), and Paris (8.1) pmks on back. This is the earliest known mail from Kars, where postal operations began in late 1878 after Russia acquired Kars from Turkey. Kars reverted to Turkey in 1921. Sent to Fernand Hecquet d'Orval (1851-1911), a French cavalry officer (in May 1919 Kars came under the full administration of the Armenian Republic and became the capital of the Vanand province. In 1920, four Turkish divisions under the command of General Karabekir invaded the Armenian Republic, triggering the Turkish-Armenian War. Kars had been fortified to withstand a lengthy siege but was taken with little resistance by Turkish forces on 30 October 1920, in what has been called one of the worst military fiascoes in Armenian history. Armenia was forced to give back all the Ottoman territories granted to it in the Treaty of Sevres. After the Bolshevik advance into Armenia, the Treaty of Alexandropol was superseded by the Treaty of Kars (October 23, 1921), signed between Turkey and the Soviet Union)
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #2948
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
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
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2949
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1888 (20 July) money letter sent from Temir-Khan-Shura in Dagestan to the Imperial Russian Consul General in Cairo, with Temir-Khan-Shura departure cds, sent via Odessa (28.7 and 29.7), and Volochisk (31.7). The letter contained 61 rubles to be transmitted to a resident of Dagestan who was then in Cairo. Postage was 59k (3x7k for weight, 31k for the 1/2% insurance fee rounded up, and 7k for registration). Routed via Austria, the required route for money letters addressed to Egypt. The sender was an interpreter in the administrative office of Dagestan Territory. A fascinating cover, with intact wax seals and clear markings on back
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2950
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1891 (10 Aug) 4k stationery card sent from Pavlodar (Semipalatinsk Territory) to Paris, then forwarded to Zimmerwald, Switzerland, with clear Pavlodar departure, Moscow and Paris transits and Zimmerwald arrival pmks. The message reads "We left Omsk yesterday and are en route to Semipalatinsk, where we will arrive tomorrow night after a nonstop trip of 700 km" (Pavlodar is a city in northeastern Kazakhstan and the capital of Pavlodar Region)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2951
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1894 (28 May) registered cover franked with 20k carmine & blue on back, sent from "Osh" (Fergana) to Stockholm, by the explorer Sven Hedin to Carl Lewenhaupt, the Swedish foreign minister, with 26.6.94 arrival pmk. Sven Hedin was at that time in Kashgar in Chinese Turkestan and this cover was taken by courier from the Russian consulate in Kashgar to the nearest Russian post office in Osh, v.f. (perched in the mountains at the end of the Fergana Valley, on the border with Uzbekistan, Osh is one of the Silk Roads' oldest and most famous market towns. The city was occupied and annexed by the Russian Empire in 1876 when Russia overwhelmed the Central Asian khanates during the so-called "Great Game", the contest between Britain and Russia for dominance in Central Asia. This conquest was achieved and the inclusion to the Russian empire made by the mid 1880s)
Envelope
$2,400.00

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Lot #2952
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1897 (21 Jan) registered money letter from Semipalatinsk to Horovice, Austria, canceled on departure in Semipalatinsk, with transit markings of Moscow (2.2 and 3.2), Granitsa (6.2 and 7.2), arriving Horovice (22.2). The (incorrect) postage initially assessed was 37 kopecks (20 kopecks for weight, 7 kopecks for insurance, and 10 kopecks for registration). The clerk changed the insurance fee to 3 kopecks, the correct rate for countries bordering Russia (today Semey, until 2007 known as Semipalatinsk and in 1917-20 as Alash-kala, is a city in East Kazakhstan Region, and in the Kazakhstan part of Siberia)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2953
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1899 (13 July) registered cover franked on back with 10k and 20k, tied by "Osh" cds, with rare provisional Registry label on front, sent by Sven Hedin to Stockholm, with Moscow transit and Stockholm (16.8.99) arrival pmks. Sven Hedin was in Chinese Turkestan and this cover was taken by courier to the nearest Russian post office in Osh for further transmission to Sweden, fine and rare
Envelope
$2,400.00

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Lot #2954
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1900 (11 July) 3k stationery card uprated with 1k orange, sent from Bayan-Aul (Semipalatinsk Territory) to London, postmarked in BayanAul, with transit markings of Pavlodar (12.7) and Moscow (22.7 and 24.7), arriving in London on 9th August, 1900. A fine card, sent by Heyman Orkin (1872-1945), a Russian-born Englishman in the mining business. The message reads "Arrived today from Pavlodar and am leaving at once further south. I have still 90 miles to my place of destination. On my way I have visited many copper and silver mines and have already a very clear idea about ores and mining in this place. Everything speaks most favorably" (Bayanaul, Pavlodar Province is a village in Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan)
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$140.00

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Lot #2955
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1900 (17 Aug) money letter sent from Ust-Kamenogorsk to the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg, postmarked in Ust-Kamenogorsk, with St. Petersburg (30.8) arrival, intact wax seals, small corner cover repair. The postage was 17 kopecks (7 kopecks for weight, 3 kopecks for the 1/2% insurance fee rounded up and 7 kopecks for registration). The postmark should read "Semipalat. Ob." rather than "Semipalat G." (today Oskemen, Ust-Kamenogorsk is the administrative center of East Kazakhstan Region)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2956
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1901 (9 Nov) money letter (opened for display) sent from the "Loktinskoye volost administration" (Tobolsk Province) to Odessa, with Loktinsk, Yelansk, Omsk and Odessa pmks. The letter contained 3 rubles to be transmitted to the Russian monastery on Mt. Athos in Greece. Postage was 16k (7k for weight, 2k for the 1/2% insurance fee rounded up, and 7k for registration), intact wax seals and markings, impressive cover
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2957
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1902 (9 Dec) registered legal-size cover (opened for display), franked on back with 8 each of 3k and 7k, sent from Kayagent station (Vladikavkaz-Baku rail line) to London, postmarked at "St. Kayagent", with red oval (29.12.02) London arrival datestamp. Postage was 80 kopecks (7x10k for weight and 10k for registration). This is the earliest known mail from Kayagent station, where postal operations began in October 1902. Sent to G. S. Howell, secretary of the board of directors of the Anglo-Russian Petroleum Co., which was drilling for oil near Kayagent
Envelope
$240.00

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Lot #2958
RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia
1915 (15 June) registered, home-made envelope from Kurgan, franked on back with 20k carmine & blue, sent to the governor of Tobolsk province, with arrival pmk. The cover contained a grievance submitted by a peasant from the village of Korobeinikova. With manuscript "Taken out of a mailbox by post and telegraph clerk Bazanov."
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2959
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO PSKOV
1900 Coat of Arms, 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k se-tenant sheet of 78, imperf. at right, unused without gum, some perf. strengthening and slight toning in places, double perfs running through the sixth row, rare intact sheet
Box (*)
$900.00

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Lot #2960
Azerbaijan
1860 (23 Jan) stampless money letter sent from Zakataly to Colonel Baron Moritz Wrangel in Baku, postmarked in Zakataly "23.1.50" (corrected to "1860") and Baku (6.2.60). This is the earliest known mail from Zakataly. The letter contained banknotes worth 270 rubles. Postage was 2 rubles (20k for weight, 70k for the 1% insurance fee, and 3k for receipt) (today, Zaqatala is a city in northwest Azerbaijan)
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #2961
Azerbaijan
1897 (9 July) stampless cover sent by the senior "microscopist" at the Caucasian Sericulture Station in Zakataly to its office in Shusha, with Zakataly (7.7.97), Nukha (7.7 and 9.7), and Shusha (11.7) postmarks, complete paper seal of the Caucasian Sericulture Station which was established in Tiflis in 1887 to promote the silk industry in the Caucasus (today Zaqatala is a city in northwest Azerbaijan)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2962
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)
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2963
Georgia
1924 (29 Jan) cover from Tiflis to Germany, franked on back with Transcaucasian 18k, used in combination with Soviet Union 2k imperf., tied by native departure pmks, cover faults, scarce combination
Envelope
$500.00

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Lot #2964
South Russia
1918 50k on 2k green, horizontal perf. and imperf. strips of five, first with diagonally shifted surcharge, leaving left stamp unoverprinted, second with double surcharge, one shifted diagonally, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #21,36b
$240.00

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Lot #2965
South Russia
1918 25k on 3k carmine, bottom sheet margin pane of ten, fold-over resulting in three overprints omitted at bottom left, fine-v.f., scarce variety
Box *
Catalog #3
$240.00

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Lot #2966
South Russia
1919 cover from Crimea to England, franked with irregular "block of four" of imperf. 35k on 1k, barely tied at top by London 3 Nov 19 arrival, with "No Charge to Be Raised" handstamp alongside, cover tears mended at top, otherwise fine
Envelope
$150.00

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Lot #2967
South Russia
1920 (24 July) large part of registered parcel card franked with 3x10r on 15k and 6x25r on 3k, tied by Medvedovskaya cds, with Registry label alongside, also large piece (coverback) with 10x1r on 3k, tied by oval Armavir (16.7.20) cds, with clear Field Post Office No.21 cds alongside, plus registered parcel card with 4x10r on 15k, 2x25k on 1k, used with unoverprinted Imperial franking from Ekaterinodar to Kostroma, with arrival markings. In addition, there is a registered Money Order franked with 25r on 3k, additional unoverprinted franking on both sides, Fieldpost departure markings and Chemar arrival postmark, mixed condition, scarce lot
Envelope
Catalog #23,27,28,35
$450.00

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Lot #2968
South Russia
1920 surcharges, 10r on 15k horizontal pair, surcharge double one inverted, also 25r on 7k, 25r on 25k, plus 25r on 3k imperf. strip of four, all used on three pieces, fine-v.f.
O
Catalog #27b,29,31,41
$140.00

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Lot #2969
South Russia
1920 surcharges, selection of eight, mostly different, with inverted 100r on 1k imperf., also 50k "Postage and Currency" stamp, fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #51/59a
$140.00

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Lot #2970
South Russia
1920 100r on 1k perf. and imperf., varieties including "10" in plate of "100", also inverted and double surcharges, plus 10r on 3k imperf., fine-v.f., signed Romeko
*
Catalog #58a,b,c,59,59a
$475.00

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Lot #2971
RYUKYU ISLANDS
1952 10y on 50sen surcharge, postal forgery, used vertical pair, fine-v.f.
O
Catalog #16
$230.00

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Lot #2972
SALVADOR
1887 cover franked with 1c green, used in combination with 10c orange (Volcano), tied by violet grids and sent from La Libertad to New York, violet departure cds alongside, "New York Dec 23, 87" "Paid PO All" struck on arrival, filing fold away from the stamps, fine and rare early Salvador cover
Envelope
Catalog #13,19
$450.00

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Lot #2973
SALVADOR
1917 6c gray violet, surcharge omitted, horizontal pair, each stamp with pulled perfs, canceled on cover addressed to Ciudad, fine appearance, with 2018 APS certificate ("genuine, philatelically inspired usage")
Envelope
Catalog #451var
$140.00

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Lot #2974
SAN MARINO
1935 Delfico, complete set of 12, used on registered cover (25 Apr), via Torino to Chicago, with transit and arrival pmks on back, v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #169-80
Catalog Value $475
$180.00

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Lot #2975
SERBIA
1917 (4 Sep) Bosnia stationery card upfranked with 10h blue, canceled by Bogatic K.u.K. Etappenpostampt cds, boxed censor cachet and two strikes of Serbian Red Cross handstamps, addressed to Switzerland and redirected on arrival from Geneva to Le Luc, Var, fine
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2976
SERBIA Occupation Stamps
1916 1h-10kr diagonal overprints, complete set in blocks of four, used on individual "Feldpost" covers, each with "Kaiserlich Deutsche Sudarmee" military handstamp, fine-v.f., most unusual set
Envelope
Catalog #1N1-21
$700.00

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Lot #2977
SOMALIA Parcel Post
1923 3r on 3L yellow, surcharge inverted, left sheet margin pair, l.h., v.f., signed Diena, with 2009 Sismondo certificate,
*
Catalog #Q23var
Catalog Value €700
$140.00

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Lot #2978
SWITZERLAND
1855-57 1fr lavender, two used examples, one with large margins all around, slight crease, also 2r gray unused without gum, minor flaws, fine appearance,
O(*)
Catalog #30,35
Catalog Value $2,275
$190.00

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Lot #2979
THAILAND
1943 10s carmine rose, type II, double impression, horizontal pair, corner crease at right, canceled on card addressed to USA, with 2018 APS certificate ("genuine, not enough evidence to indicate that the pair originated on this postcard")
Envelope
Catalog #259a,var
$230.00

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Lot #2980
TURKEY
1881 1pi black & blue, vertical pair, bottom stamp 1pi Eastern Rumelia (No.13), cliche inserted in error, h.r., fresh and fine, with 1963 Royal certificate (SG 123a). A considerable error, found in the remainder stock, hence never issued
*
Catalog #63
$2,300.00

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Lot #2981
TURKEY Newspaper Stamps
1908 5pa-5pi, set of six, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #P55-60
Catalog Value $500
$130.00

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Lot #2982
UKRAINE
1943 (22 Jan) registered cover from Kiev to Berlin, franked with 12pf and 30pf "Ukraine" overprints, "Reichskommissar fur die Ukraine" handstamp and Berlin arrival pmk on back, fine cover, signed Krischke
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #2983
VATICAN CITY
1934 surcharges, 1,30 on 1,25L blue, small figures "30" in "1.30", thin surcharge, prepared but never issued, used, perfectly centered, fresh and v.f., signed Champion, Bolaffi, etc., with 1961 Diena and 2008 Sorani certificates. Only one sheet of 100 of these sample surcharges were printed and sold by error, certainly the greatest rarity from Vatican City (Sass.36A, cat. €23,000)
O
Catalog #36a
Catalog Value $16,000
$4,500.00

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Lot #2984
VATICAN CITY
1935 International Juridical Congress, two complete sets, n.h., fine-v.f.,
**
Catalog #41-46
Catalog Value $2,000
$450.00

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Lot #2985
VATICAN CITY
1935 International Juridical Congress, three high values, n.h., v.f., signed Raybaudi, with his 1997 certificate,
**
Catalog #44-46
Catalog Value $880
$180.00

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Lot #2986
VATICAN CITY
1940 5c dark carmine, imperforate single with large margins, n.h., v.f., signed S.Cilio, with his 2009 certificate (Sass.72a)
**
Catalog #72a
Catalog Value €1,500
$140.00

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Lot #2987
VATICAN CITY
1946 1L on 50c green, upper right sheet corner block of four, top right stamp without surcharge, n.h., v.f. (Sass.104cb)
Box **
Catalog #104var
Catalog Value €2,200
$280.00

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Lot #2988
VATICAN CITY
1951 Council of Chalcedon, 25L red brown, horizontal pair imperf. between, n.h., v.f. (Sass.150c, €4,500)
**
Catalog #150a
Catalog Value $2,250
$550.00

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Lot #2989
VATICAN CITY
1955 St.Bonifacio, 35L violet, top sheet margin block of 15, perforations shifted through the left part, leaving nine stamps completely imperforate, n.h., v.f. (Sass.193aa, €10,500)
Box **
Catalog #193a
Catalog Value €10,500
$1,400.00

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Lot #2990
VATICAN CITY
1959 Coat of Arms, 35L variety "Poste Vaticane" red color double in pair with normal stamp, n.h., v.f., with Raybaudi certificate for a large block from which this originated
**
Catalog #251var
$180.00

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Lot #2991
VATICAN CITY
1959 Coat of Arms, 35L variety "Poste Vaticane" red color double, left sheet margin single, with copy of the Raybaudi certificate for a large block from which this originated
**
Catalog #251var
$130.00

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Lot #2992
VATICAN CITY
1964 Red Cross, 300L gray, red color (Cross) completely omitted, n.h., v.f., signed Diena (Sass.394a)
**
Catalog #394var
Catalog Value €1,800
$230.00

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Lot #2993
VATICAN CITY
1964 Christmas, 10L horizontal pair, right stamp imperf. at right, n.h., v.f., with Raybaudi certificate (Sass.397a)
**
Catalog #397var
Catalog Value €1,300
$180.00

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Lot #2994
VATICAN CITY
1965 United Nations, 30L sapphire, top sheet margin horizontal strip of eight, right stamp printing partially omitted, n.h., v.f., signed Diena (Sass.417a)
**
Catalog #417var
Catalog Value €1,800
$230.00

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Lot #2995
VATICAN CITY
1974 St. Thomas Aquinas, se-tenant strip of three, gold color omitted, n.h., v.f., with 1985 Raybaudi certificate (Sass.558-60var)
**
Catalog #557a,var
$375.00

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Lot #2996
VATICAN CITY
1977 Rubens, 350L Madonna, mantle printed in blue instead of gray, right sheet margin example, n.h., v.f., with Cerruti certificate. Only one sheet recorded (Sass.632var)
**
Catalog #629var
$230.00

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Lot #2997
VATICAN CITY
1983 "Papacy and Art" souvenir sheet of six, part of the silver inscriptions (Papal Coat of Arms) completely omitted, n.h., v.f. (Sass.Block 5d)
Box **
Catalog #718var
Catalog Value €5,000
$450.00

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Lot #2998
VATICAN CITY
1987 Olymphilex, souvenir sheet of four plus four labels, red printing completely omitted, n.h., v.f. (Sass.Block 9a)
Box **
Catalog #792var
Catalog Value €4,000
$550.00

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Lot #2999
VATICAN CITY
1996 Europa (Sister Edith Stein) 850L brown, vertical sheet margin strip of four, perforations shifted causing three different varieties, n.h., v.f. (Sass.1043a,b,c)
**
Catalog #1001var
Catalog Value €6,200
$850.00

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Lot #3000
VATICAN CITY
1999 Eucharistic Congress Wroclaw, Poland, 1,000L horizontal sheet margin strip of five, three right stamps printing completely omitted, n.h., v.f., with 1999 Carraro certificate (Sass.1086a)
**
Catalog #1047var
Catalog Value €8,000
$1,100.00

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Lot #3001
VATICAN CITY Semi-Postals
1933 Holy Year, imperforate singles, n.h., v.f., with Diena certificate (Sass.15a-18a)
**
Catalog #B1-4var
Catalog Value €16,000
$1,100.00

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Lot #3002
VATICAN CITY Air Post
1938 10L dark violet brown, horizontal pair imperf. between, n.h., v.f. (Sass.8c)
**
Catalog #C8var
Catalog Value €6,750
$900.00

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Lot #3003
VATICAN CITY Air Post
1947 4L dark brown, variety imperf. at top, n.h., v.f. (Sass.10aa, stated only one known). A rare variety, caused by an irregular fold of margin at top
**
Catalog #C10var
$1,400.00

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Lot #3004
VATICAN CITY Air Post
1947 25L, 50L and 100L imperforate singles, large margins, n.h., v.f., with 1971 Diena certificate (Sass.13a-15a)
**
Catalog #C13-15var
Catalog Value €13,500
$1,800.00

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Lot #3005
VATICAN CITY Air Post
1956 60L blue, variety imperf. at right, n.h., v.f., with 1998 Raybaudi certificate (Sass.30b)
**
Catalog #C30var
Catalog Value €2,600
$325.00

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Lot #3006
VATICAN CITY Zeppelin Flights
1932 4th SAF to Brazil, all Vatican City franking, with Berlin forwarding cachet, Santos arrival pmk, v.f.
Envelope
$260.00

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Lot #3007
VATICAN CITY Zeppelin Flights
1936 registered L.Z.129 cover with Vatican and Italian franking, canceled 1.5.36 and addressed to Swiss Consulate in New York, Munich transit and New York arrival pmks on back, v.f.
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #3008
VATICAN CITY Zeppelin Flights
1936 Hindenburg flight cover with Vatican and Italian franking, addressed to Capt. R. Pruss on board Hindenburg in Lakehurst, with May 9 New York arrival pmk, v.f. (Max Pruss was the captain of the Hindenburg when it crashed at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937)
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #3009
VATICAN CITY Postage Dues
1931 5c dark brown & pink, double frame, l.h., v.f., signed Diena, with his 1952 certificate. Only two examples of this variety recorded (Sass.1a)
*
Catalog #J1a
Catalog Value €5,000
$900.00

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Lot #3010
VATICAN CITY Postage Dues
1931 Special Delivery 2L carmine rose, overprinted "Segnatasse" and surcharged "Cent 60", with small ornamental "T" in brown along the margins, h.r., v.f. and rare unissued variety, with 2011 Dr.Avi certificate,
*
Catalog #Sass.P5
Catalog Value €11,000
$1,400.00

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Lot #3011
VATICAN CITY Postage Dues
1931 Special Delivery 2.50L dark blue, overprinted "Segnatasse" and surcharged "Lire 1.10" in red, with small ornamental "T" along the margins, h.r., v.f. and rare unissued variety, with 2011 Dr.Avi certificate,
*
Catalog #Sass.P6A
Catalog Value €11,000
$1,400.00

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Lot #3012
VENEZUELA
1865-89 four items, including 1865 1/2r lilac rose, tete-beche pair, h.r., 1873 1c gray lilac, sheet margin single, unused, 1875 1/2r rose, overprint inverted, used on piece, and 1880 20b rose red, h.r., fine-v.f., all signed Heister,
*O
Catalog #19b,40,45a,65
Catalog Value $930
$170.00

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Lot #3013
VIETNAM
1950 selection of 10 different imperf. deluxe sheetlets, v.f. (108-11, 364-67, 377-78P)
P
Catalog #108/378P
$140.00

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Lot #3014
VIETNAM
1951 Emperor Bao Dai, three different gutter sheets of 50, n.h., minor inclusions or toned specks, mostly fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #7,9,13
$140.00

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Lot #3015
VIETNAM
1952-72 three unexploded Bloc-Souvenir booklets, also three 1972 unexploded booklets, fine-v.f.
Booklet
Catalog #411a,C5-9var
$230.00

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Lot #3016
VIETNAM Postage Dues
1951 Butterflies, 500 sets (in 20 sheets of 100), n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #J21-24
$230.00

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Lot #3017
VIETNAM, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
1951 surcharged 50d on 5d red brown, sheet of 50, unused without gum as issued, some wrinkles, mostly fine-v.f.
Box **
$450.00

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Lot #3018
WESTERN UKRAINE
1918 10sot on 12h light blue (position 8B3, missing period between H and P), h.r., signed Landre, Schmutz and Dr.P.Jemchouhin, v.f., rare,
*
Catalog #8var
Catalog Value $1,650
$1,100.00

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Lot #3019
WESTERN UKRAINE
1919 unaddressed card with Austrian franking, canceled by Birky Veliki cds, with corresponding seals of the Post Office in Birky Veliki (Tern), some toning, fine example of postal markings from a small settlement of present-day Velyki Birky
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #3020
WESTERN UKRAINE
1919 cover from Rohatyn to Vienna, franked with Austrian 40h Arms, tied by indistinct "Rohatyn" cds in blue, with two-line Ukrainian State Censor handstamp at top, additional censor label removed from right, fine usage, signed Mikulski
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #3021
WESTERN UKRAINE
1919 (30 Apr) small cover from Kaminka Strumylova (near Lemberg) to Vienna, franked on both sides with Austrian Postage Dues (4x10h), tied by "Kaminka Strimylova" pmks and "Provireno" (Censored) handstamp alongside, fine and very rare usage from a small village with a distinct Ukrainian National censor handstamp
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #3022
YEMEN
1926 2 1/2b black, used on back of locally addressed cover, creases and cover faults away from the stamp, fine and quite scarce
Envelope
Catalog #1
$450.00

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Lot #3023
YUGOSLAVIA
1920 (13 Feb) registered cover from Vukovar to Zagreb, franked with 20f, 40f and diagonal half of 60f, paying 90f, with Zagreb arrival cds on back, fine and unusual franking
Envelope
$180.00

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Lot #3024
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1847-1950 collection of used and unused singles in a Scott Specialty album, with used No.1, perforated issues to 30c, 1869 Pictorials to 15c, some Bank Note Company singles, Columbians to 15c, also 50c used, 1895 Bureau Issues to 50c (2c-15c unused), Pan-American set unused, assorted commemoratives and regular issues, unused 1922 Liberty Series to $5, White Plains souvenir sheet, Kansas-Nebraska, Air Post (C4-6, C18), mixed condition, mostly fine-v.f.
*O
$850.00

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Lot #3025
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1847-1997 collection in two well-filled H.E.Harris albums, 19th Century used, with some imperf. and perf. issues from 1857-66 to 90c, some Grills, 1869 to 30c, 1870-71 Bank Note issues to 90c, Bureau Issues, Columbians to $2, Regular Issues, Trans-Mississippi to 50c, some unused, Pan-American set unused (294-99), 1902 unused to 13c, later commemoratives (323-30) unused, Washington-Franklins mixed used or unused, mostly complete unused from 1922 (551-73), White Plains souvenir sheet, Kansas-Nebraska to date, Air Post complete including C13-15 (n.h., fine-v.f.), few covers (C13), mixed Special Delivery and Postage Dues, modern issues with booklets and sheetlets, mixed condition with usual occasional faults noted, high catalogue value
*O
$5,000.00

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Lot #3026
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES

1850-1990 balance of a consignment in four cartons (banker's boxes), 15+ albums and binders, used and unused singles, sets, blocks and plate blocks, some sheets (few hundred dollars face value), Revenues, Cut Squares, specialized mini-collections of 1901 Pan-American Issue, with some varieties and covers, 1865 3c rose, with few better items, hundreds of 1930s-90s FDCs, some higher values and better cachets, plus Naval covers, U.S. Possessions, Errors and varieties, souvenir pages, used high values, better items, etc., mixed condition
Envelope *O
$2,000.00

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Lot #3027
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1851-1908 selection of 12 certified items (PFCs or APS certificates), with used 1851 1c, 1867 3c E.Grill (nibbed perf.), 1869 12c, unused 1871 7c vermilion (PFC), 1888 4c carmine, 1895 5c, 6c, 8c, and 10c (6c reperfed and 10c creased), 1898 8c violet brown, corner margin copy (PFC), 1908 5c blue (315), imperf. horizontal pair (slightly disturbed gum, with PFC), also 10c orange Special Delivery, fine-v.f., cat. $2,100+
*O
$550.00

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Lot #3028
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1857-1918 selection of five newly certified items, with 1857 10c green, type I, used, toned perforations; 1875 15c Pictorial Re-Issue, used, reperforated; 1894 $5 dark green, used, tear and creased; 1914 4c brown, paste-up pair, h.r., small thin, and $1 on 50c Offices in China, used, pulled perf., each with a 2020 PFC, fine-v.f. appearance,
*O

Catalog Value $6,000
$1,000.00

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Lot #3029
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1861-1930 collection on pages and in stock book, mostly used with 1861-62 issues to 15c, 1869 Pictorials to 12c, Bank Note Issues with and without grill to 30c, various commemoratives, Kansas-Nebraska, back of the book, plus unused commemoratives, souvenir sheets, Revenues, etc., mixed condition, generally fine-v.f.
*O
$1,000.00

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Lot #3030
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1869-1940 stock book with hundreds of mostly unused singles, various quantities, neatly arranged on pages, Regular Issues Commemoratives, Postage Dues, Officials, also some Revenues, mixed condition, some faults noted, many fine, high catalogue value
*/**
$1,700.00

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Lot #3031
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES
1879-1951 Plate Blocks, collection on (mostly) Scott album pages, with Bank Note issues such as 184 (top sheet margin imprint and plate no. block of 14), 212 (plate block of 20), 219 (plate block of 18), Columbians (1c, 2c, 3c, 8c), Bureau Issues (246, 247, 250, 253, 255, 264, 267, 269, 270, 279B, 272, 273, 279, 280, 281, 284), Trans-Mississippi (285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290), Pan-American (1c, 2c, 5c), 1902-03 Issue (1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 13c, 15c), Louisiana Purchase (1c, 2c, 3c, 10c all plate blocks of four), Jamestown (1c-5c, last one rejoined), Washington-Franklins, some duplication with 3x13c, also 5c, 6c, 10c, 15c, imperfs (356,347), 1909 commemoratives perf. And imperf., 1913-15 perf. 10 (427,428,429, 431,433,434, 465,467,470,473,474), 1916-17 Issue to $1, offset printings, 1922 mostly complete to $2, later regular issues and commemoratives including Kansas-Nebraska, etc., Air Post with C1-6,7-12,16-24, mixed condition, occasional flaws noted, mostly fine or better. A solid collection of U.S. Plate Blocks
Box *
Catalog #184/1005,C1/31
$40,000.00

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Lot #3032
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES Revenue Stamps
1862-1998 collection in two Scott albums, with Officials, Newspapers and Periodicals, Parcel Post and Parcel Post Postage Dues, Postal Savings Stamps, Revenues, including some Private Proprietary, Internal Revenue to $5, Documentary stamps, Wine stamps, Duck Hunting (unused from 1968), Telegraph stamps, some Confederate issues, Postal Stationery cut squares and later entires, mixed condition
*O
$1,800.00

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Lot #3033
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES Duck Hunting Stamps
1936-2003 duplicated accumulation of $2 and $3 singles, up to five of each, also later issues to $15, few self-adhesive souvenir sheets, 1980 $7.50 sheet of 30, few earlier items, including RW3 Plate No. single, RW14 Plate Block of six, plus others, occasional l.h., mostly n.h., v.f., cat. $10,000+
Box **
$1,800.00

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Lot #3034
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1869-1916 selection of 35+ covers, mostly Bank Note Issues, early advertising and corner card cachets, fancy cancels, 1869 3c Pictorials, Grills, etc., plus 50 picture postcards, franked with 1c Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown, also 1c Parcel Post, etc., mixed condition, mostly fine or better
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #3035
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1920s-40s First Day Covers, balance of a collection, 1,100+ FDCs in two cartons, with regular issues, commemoratives, Air Post, etc., with a wide variety of issues and cachets, ranging in the $4-$20 range (according to Planty), some duplication, generally fine lot, worth inspection
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3036
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History Flight Covers
1920s-1950s box with 100+ covers and cards, early first flights, occasional Canal Zone, Philippines, Cuba, Pan-American flights, with multi-country frankings, Puerto Rico and much more, with many better items
Envelope
$900.00

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Lot #3037
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Space Program
1960s-70s collection of 1,000+ covers in small FDC albums, Gemini-Apollo flights, many signed by the pilots and Astronauts, wonderful variety, with many undoubtedly scarcer items included, generally v.f. An old-time collection of United States Space Program covers
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3038
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Space Program
1981-87 selection of 60+ covers, most signed by various Astronauts who flew on Space Shuttles, John Young and Bert Crippen (STS Shuttle Orbiter Columbia), Joe Engle and Richard Truly (STS 2), Jack Lusma and Gordon Fullerton (ST-3), Hank Hartfield and Ken Mattingly (STS-4), Vance Brand, Robert Overmyer, Joseph Allen (STS-5), Don Peterson, Paul Weitz (STS-6), Sally Ride, Bob Crippen (STS-7), plus many others, v.f.
Envelope
$900.00

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Lot #3039
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS
1920-45 selection of 44 covers or cards, with postal stationery from Canal Zone, also Philippines, flights, commercial mail, etc., mixed condition
Envelope
$180.00

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Lot #3040
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS - Canal Zone Flight Covers
1925-60 collection of 100+ covers and cards, many early first flights to 1930, few pilot signed, flown to Costa Rica, USA, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, others include Paquebot, Ship Mail, events, Slogan Cancels, Military Bases, few postcards, cancels, etc.
Envelope
$4,500.00

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Lot #3041
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS - Canal Zone Postal Stationery
1916-75 balance of the collection with used and unused stationery entire envelopes and postal cards, better items include unused U3 and U4 entires, also some First Days, official mail, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #3042
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ADEN
1939-65 balance of a specialized collection, mostly on black cards, plate flaws and small varieties, used and unused, overprints, multiples, etc., generally annotated, fine-v.f.
Box *O
$230.00

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Lot #3043
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ALBANIA
1926-80 collection of hundreds of perf. and imperf. sets and souvenir sheets, housed in large stock books in carton (banker's box), featuring occasional varieties (double and inverted overprints), many better items, some unlisted, also topicals (Space, Birds and Flowers, Olympics and Sports, Animals), many better items, blocks of four, some duplication, mostly fine-v.f.
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$1,400.00

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Lot #3044
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ANDORRA
1921-48 Spanish Issues, selection of unused singles and sets, with 1928 overprints to 4p, some shades and varieties, 1929-43 sets complete (13-36, including 31A, 40c dark blue, but without 34A), also Special Delivery, mostly fine-v.f.
*
$375.00

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Lot #3045
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ARGENTINA Air Post
1940 Issue, perf. and imperf. trial color proofs, study of 71 items, different colors and stages, some varieties, mostly fine-v.f.
P
Catalog #C38-42P
$280.00

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Lot #3046
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS AUSTRALIA
1930-46 collection of used singles and sets on pages, mostly complete including 5sh Sydney Harbor Bridge, some Officials, Air Post, occasional duplication, also 12 covers, fine-v.f.
Envelope O
$325.00

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Lot #3047
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS AUSTRALIA
1978-2008 collection on pages, two large volumes with hundreds of complete sets, souvenir sheets, special sheetlets, booklets, etc., n.h., v.f., substantial face value
Box **
$230.00

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Lot #3048
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BALTIC COUNTRIES
1923-39 sheets, selection of several complete sets, Lithuania (317-22,C79-84 sheets of 100, cat. $1,000, 2N9-16 sheets of 100 canceled to order, cat. $1,060), also B52,53 panes of 50 (cat. $650), Estonia (134-37 sheets of 100, cat. $1,200), few used, others n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **O
$450.00

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Lot #3049
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BARBADOS
1852-1999 collection in Scott Specialty album, used and unused early "Britannia" to 1sh, with few better items (17a used, 9 and 21 unused, etc.), 1873 5sh used (43), also 1d surcharge (57), 6p chrome yellow and 1sh purple unused (55,56), mostly complete unused from 1892 onwards, fine-v.f.
*O
$900.00

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Lot #3050
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BELGIAN CONGO
1856-1960 collection on stock cards, first issue to 25c, 1897 to 5fr, nice range of Pictorials (without high values), variety of overprints and surcharges, some Katanga, used and unused, mixed condition, mostly fine-v.f.
*O
$450.00

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Lot #3051
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRAZIL Revenue Stamps
1920-30s Bahia, Minas Gerais issues, selection of 32 mostly different, values to 50,000r, each overprinted Specimen, some with security punches, also 20r "Imposto do Phosphoro" large die proof die sunk on card, fine
SP
$230.00

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Lot #3052
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1880-1987 large collections in stock books or specially prepared albums, housed in two cartons, notably Samoa, including Kingdom, mixed used and unused, overprints on New Zealand, some high values, also complete Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea (plus an additional stock book with more sets), Cocos, Pitcairn, as well as two albums with hundreds of souvenir sheets and sheetlets from Cook Islands and Aitutaki. In addition, there is a comprehensive collection of British Solomon Islands, collected both used and unused, including 1907-08 Canoe sets, George V and George VI to £1, plus balance of issues to 1987, various miscellaneous items, high catalogue value
*O**
$1,400.00

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Lot #3053
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1905-40 balance of a consignment, used and unused singles on cards, some better high value Bahrain, unused Orange Free State, Natal, India, etc., mixed condition, mostly fine
*O
$300.00

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Lot #3054
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1920-99 large collection in 19 well-filled albums, all in mounts, with Anguilla, Barbados, Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Nevis, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Island, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Australian Antarctic Territory, Tokelau, Tristan da Cunha and Tuvalu, mostly complete from 1950s to 90s, with regular issues and commemoratives, souvenir sheets, Officials, Postage Dues, booklets, etc., generally n.h., fine-v.f., owner's cat. $33,570
*/**
$4,500.00

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Lot #3055
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1936-50 George VI, Aden-Tristan da Cunha, selection of 75+ different complete sets, with better items such as Ascension, Seychelles, Indian States, Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, etc., l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f., SG £12,440
*/**
$3,750.00

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Lot #3056
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1937-54 Aden-Zululand, George VI specialized, collection in 8 beautiful albums, various sets and perforation varieties, Aden Dhow complete, Ascension, Australia, Bechuanaland and Bermuda, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar, India and Indian States, Malta Postage and Revenue, Nauru, Nigeria with sets to £1, Seychelles, and much more, with many better items, generally clean and useful collection, mostly n.h., fine-v.f., SG £58,000+
*/**
$19,000.00

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Lot #3057
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
1960s-80s Anguilla-Zambia, dealer's stock of 250+ different sets and souvenir sheets, quantities of 4-500, better items include definitives from Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, South Georgia (Scott 1-15x8), Tristan da Cunha, Pitcairn Islands and many others, also souvenir sheet, booklet, etc., n.h., v.f., cat. $40,000+
Box **
$3,250.00

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Lot #3058
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH - POSTAL HISTORY
1850-1960s two cartons (banker's boxes) with 1,500+ covers and cards, all areas represented, with some early Great Britain, WWII Channel Islands, Omnibus sets from various Colonies, Canada and Newfoundland, hundreds of flight covers, BOAC England-Singapore, variety of frankings, also better first flights (example 12 legal size "Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation" flight covers, franked with GB and US adhesives, two signed by Dick Merill, pilot), also Cyprus, Australia and Australasia, Palestine, British Caribbean, modern First Day Covers, etc.
Envelope
$1,500.00

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Lot #3059
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH COMMONWEALTH - POSTAL HISTORY
1870-1960s carton with 500+ covers and cards, with some postal stationery, registered and flown covers, commercial mail and FDCs, some early Great Britain, also Australia, Papua New Guinea, Gold Coast, Cape of Good Hope, Swaziland, Togo, New Zealand, New South Wales, Malaysian States, Nigeria, Burma, Falkland Islands, Malta, Straits Settlements, Rhodesia, South Africa, Cyprus, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Uganda, Fiji, India, etc., mixed condition, some interesting items, generally fine or better
Envelope
$1,200.00

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Lot #3060
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH AMERICA
1861-2017 Jamaica (1903-2013 mostly complete, with few better items, George V to 10sh, George VI-QEII issues in two PALO albums), St. Vincent (nine Lighthouse albums, some Queen Victoria selection of used to 1sh, KEVII-KGVI, Queen Elizabeth complete to date), Turks & Caicos (1900-96 issues virtually complete in Scott Specialty album), overall an incredible selection of many hundreds of sets and souvenir sheets, special issues, booklets, sheetlets, tremendous thematic appeal, huge new issue cost (not to mention the albums)
Box */**
$2,300.00

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Lot #3061
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH EUROPE
1925-82 collection in five albums, Great Britain commemoratives, sets to 1988, Channel Islands mostly complete, Malta with 1938 George VI and later issues, including QEII definitive sets, Gibraltar to 1982, with second QEII definitives and later sets, Ireland to 1978, Cyprus, including Boy Scouts souvenir sheet, etc., apparently n.h., fine-v.f.
*/**
$700.00

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Lot #3062
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BULGARIA
1879-1940 large specialized collection, many written-up on pages, various albums housed in two cartons, albums and loose, with covers and postal stationery, good representation of 19th Century, some errors and varieties, occasional proofs and essays, plus much more, mixed condition, generally fine-v.f.
Envelope *O
$2,400.00

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Lot #3063
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BULGARIA
1879-1950 balance of a consignment, with singles and sets, arranged on stock cards, including a nice group of early Lions (No.2 h.r.), Ferdinand, Boris III, commemoratives, Air Post, etc., mixed condition, few without gum, mostly fine-v.f. (Mi. €3,400+)
*
$450.00

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Lot #3064
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA

1851-1990 collection/accumulation housed in two cartons, with a well-filled Scott album and additional albums for modern issues, plus small three-ring binders filled with thousands of used and unused duplicates, Large and Small Queens, Maple Leafs, Numerals, low value Jubilees, Quebec, KEVII, Admirals, Scrolls, Officials, booklets, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, etc., mixed condition, huge catalogue value
Envelope *O
$1,800.00

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Lot #3065
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA
1851-2011 collection in mostly Scott albums, also stock books and miscellaneous, housed in two cartons (banker's boxes), used and unused to 1930, with Large and Small Queens, Maple Leafs, Numerals, Jubilees to 50c, also unused $1 and $3, Quebec, KEVII, Admirals, Scrolls, mostly complete from 1931, with booklets, special sheetlets (high face value), nice showing of Revenues, Newfoundland, Postal Stationery and occasional covers, flights, FDCs, etc. Also included are collections in Scott albums of Iceland and Ireland, mixed condition, high catalogue value
Envelope *O
$1,400.00

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Lot #3066
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA
1868-76 Large Queen, 1/2c-15c selection of used (58) and unused without gum (6), variety of shades, different cancels, many select copies, occasional flaws noted, mostly fine-v.f.,
O(*)
Catalog #21/30
Catalog Value $8,675
$700.00

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Lot #3067
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA
1899-1977 large Elbe stock book with hundreds of Plate No. Blocks of four and six (few larger), earlier numbers include 1c and 2c Maple Leaf (Scott 67,68) top Plate no. blocks of eight, 2c on 3c (87) top margin Plate no. block of six, 2c imperf. Plate no. block of eight (90), later issues include 50c dull blue block of four (176), other higher values to $1, plus modern blocks and multiples, mixed condition, many n.h., faults noted, many fine or better, high catalogue value
Box */**
$1,000.00

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Lot #3068
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA
1967 Queen Elizabeth II definitives, specialized group with multiple varieties (paper types, Winnipeg tagging), 20 miniature sheets (Christmas and QEII), n.h. fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #458/65B
$230.00

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Lot #3069
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA Flight Covers
1920s-1950s carton with 500+ covers and cards, early first flights, including a nice selection of Air Post Semi-Officials, Newfoundland, with selection of incoming flights (many from Ireland), some postal stationery, older items, occasional stamps, overall fine-v.f., with many interesting items for collector and dealer alike, inspection recommended
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3070
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CANADA Revenue Stamps
1880-90s collection of 120+ Canadian Tobacco Revenues, written up on pages or on stock cards, with Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, various denominations, also Customs, Reworked Tobacco, Cigarettes, etc., few minor faults, generally fine-v.f.
$3,000.00

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Lot #3071
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CENTRAL LITHUANIA
1918-23 stock book with hundreds of used and unused singles and sets, some varieties, occasional better items (two sets of surcharges to 10m/3auk), also used singles, blocks of four and larger, occasional varieties, mostly fine-v.f. (Mi. €16,000+),
*O
$1,900.00

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Lot #3072
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CHINA
1878-1930s balance of a collection on pages, with used and unused, including Large Dragons, Small Dragons, Dowagers and surcharges, Red Revenues 1c, 2c and large 4c (unused), Chinese Imperial Post, 1912 Sun Yat-sen and President Yan Shih-kai sets unused, Air Post, Japanese Offices in China, etc., mixed condition, generally fine or better
*O
$4,500.00

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Lot #3073
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CHINA
1945 selection of five die proofs, reduced to stamp size (some adhesions on back), three are Revenues, one showing center only, fine-v.f.
P
$450.00

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Lot #3074
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CHINA Air Post
1924-60 issues used, mostly complete, with two sets of C6-10, also a flown cover, fine-v.f.
Envelope O
Catalog #C1/72
$140.00

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Lot #3075
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CINDERELLA
1859-1920 duplicated selection of 6,600+ (1,000+ different) in stock books and envelopes, United States and Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Scandinavian Countries), some Great Britain, mostly Exhibitions, Esperanto, Air Post (including better items such as 2nd June 1910 Double Channel Crossing Ruinart Pere & Fils Cup Commemorative), plus many others, generally unused, some blocks of four and larger, fine-v.f.
Box */**
$2,300.00

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Lot #3076
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS COSTA RICA Air Post
1967 5c-10col, group of 16 different die proofs, all removed from the special United States Bank Note Corporation cards, hence some adhesive toning and occasional minor faults, scarce
P
Catalog #C452/71P
$230.00

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Lot #3077
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CUBA
1860-2004 balance of a consignment in box, with used and unused varieties, modern imperfs, covers and FLs from the Spanish Dominion, some U.S. Occupation, stampless covers and postal stationery, etc., mixed condition, many interesting and valuable items
Envelope *O
$4,500.00

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Lot #3078
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS EGYPT
1894-1953 collection of 138 covers or cards, with 1894 Alexandria Exposition, 1926 Exposition (4), Navigation Congress, Port Fouad 5m-15m (unaddressed cover with special pmks), 1927 Statistical Congress (2), 1928 Medical Congress, 1929 Prince Farouk, 1931 Zeppelin 50m on card, 1931 Expo, 1933 Trains, Planes, 1934 UP (3), 1936 Expo (2), Fouad Military, 1937 Coronation (4), Capitulation (6), Ophthalmological Congress (8), Coronation (6), Cotton Congress (3), Marriage, Telecommunication Congress (3), Leprosy (4), plus many others, later flights, special cancels and cachets, mixed condition, some usual toning, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,800.00

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Lot #3079
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ESTONIA
1918-39 large stock book comprising a comprehensive dealer's stock of thousands, used and unused singles and sets in two stock books, better items include semi-postals and Air Post, some with certificates, Souvenir sheets, some blocks of four, occasional varieties, few reference items, also WWII German Occupation, with some imperforate and proofs, mostly fine-v.f., excellent stock of pre-WWII Estonia (Mi. €74,000+)
*O
$7,000.00

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Lot #3080
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS FRANCE
1990-2016 "La Poste" engraved deluxe sheetlets, hundreds in specially prepared Post Office stock books, v.f.
Box **
$450.00

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Lot #3081
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMAN AREA
1920-50 Saar and Danzig collection in binder, singles and sets, Semi-Postals and Air Post, few better covers, blocks of four, occasional varieties and proofs, covers with 1932 Zeppelin card, officials and souvenir sheets, nice lot
Envelope */**
$700.00

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Lot #3082
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY
1850-2000 collection in albums, housed in five cartons, with some German States, Empire, better inflation stamps (many GPSY expertized), souvenir sheets (Ostropa); complete sets of semi-postals, many on cover or card, Third Reich, Plebiscite Issues (Allenstein, Danzig, Saar), few Zeppelin flights, followed by virtually complete used Federal Republic singles, also hundreds of covers (commercial and FDCs), many from Allied and American Zone (Mi. 52-66I+II complete used set of Band and Netz overprints used, signed Bloch, etc. cat. €5,000), French Zone (Rhineland, Wurttemberg and Baden), Saar, also Berlin and DDR (Goethe souvenir sheet used), with dozens of early and better items, some single high value frankings, Semi-Postals, Air Post, etc. In addition, there is an album with post-WWII locals, with 30+ covers and cards, commercial mail, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope O
$4,500.00

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Lot #3083
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY
1920-56 Se-tenant combinations, pairs, strips, tete-beche pairs, various advertising slogans, etc., collection of hundreds in KA-BE album, used and unused, with some older items, 1920s and Third Reich, occasional Federal Republic issues, Posthorn and Heuss, also Berlin and DDR. In addition, there is a complete set of Posthorns (670-85) l.h., scarce se-tenant from Bavaria (used), DDR Official (O22a, $325), fine-v.f., high catalogue value
*O
$800.00

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Lot #3084
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY
1949-96 collection complete in seven albums, with Federal Republic complete (including Posthorn set, Semi-Postals), Berlin complete in two albums (with Red and Black overprints, Currency Reform souvenir sheet), also DDR (complete four Lindner albums and others), mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
*/**
$2,300.00

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Lot #3085
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY - Covers and Postal History
1870-1970s two cartons, 1,000+ covers and cards, postal stationery, including private issues Third Reich, Federal Republic, commercial mail, FDCs, flights, many better items, generally fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3086
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY - Covers and Postal History Zeppelin Memorabilia
1915-1930 balance of a collection, with Luftschiff Schwaben complete Menu (some toning), used and unused picture postcards of various early airships, also photographs (Count Zeppelin, etc.), labels, etc., mixed condition, valuable lot
Envelope
$900.00

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Lot #3087
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMAN COLONIES
1899-1915 Samoa, used collection on pages, with Overprints and 1900 Yacht to 5m (signed Richter), also 1915 Yacht unused, plus some Forerunners, fine-v.f.
O
Catalog #51-73
$200.00

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Lot #3088
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMAN COLONIES
1900-1915 Samoa, issues complete including overprint and Yachts (with and without watermark), with additional low value watermarks in multiples, including 3pf (blocks of 45,28 and 20, plus a "Han" block of four), 5pf in sheet of 99 and 10pf (sheet of 99 plus two blocks of 25), regular stamps hinged, multiples mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
Box */**
Catalog #51-73
$200.00

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Lot #3089
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY - WORLD WAR II
1933-45 Third Reich, collection on pages, housed in carton, postal history, internal and external mail, many registered, commercially used covers, some with slogan and propaganda cancels, variety of rates, used stationery cards, dozens of covers from German Occupied Europe (Belgium, Bohemia & Moravia, Denmark, France, Channel Islands, Northern Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, Generalgouvernement, Baltic Countries, Pleskau, Germany used in Austria), many covers to the United States (pre-1941), censored mail, Zeppelin flights, Pneumatic mail, Concentration Camp cover (Stutthof), also good range of used singles and sets, Officials, military mail from Romania, etc., mostly fine-v.f. An interesting collection
Envelope O
$1,400.00

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Lot #3090
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GERMANY - Post World War II Local Issues
1945-46 collection/accumulation in eight large albums/stock books, 7,500+ used and unused singles, sets, multiples, blocks and some sheets, also 250+ covers and cards, all neatly arranged and catalogued, with all areas represented including Dobeln, Finsterwalde, Fredesdorf, Glauchau, Grossraschen, Lubenau, Spremberg, Storkow, plus some private issues, mostly expertized by appropriate authorities, with many rare items, some not catalogued, truly an impressive holding of these interesting issues, generally fine-v.f., Mi. €75,000+
Envelope */**
$9,000.00

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Lot #3091
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN
1840-1940 collection of used singles and sets on pages, also some covers, with 1840 1p black (14 singles plus two covers), 2p blue (3), Line-Engraved 1p and 2p with pairs, plate varieties, etc., Perforated Issues with 1p red including partially reconstructed plates, 2p blue, Embossed Issue with 6p (2 singles plus cover), 10p (4) 1sh (3 plus two covers), Surface Printed Issues to 2sh with various shades, plates, etc., 1867 Maltese Cross 5sh (5; one perfin), 10sh and £1, 1883-84 2sh6p (3), 5sh (3) and 10sh (2), £1 brown both Crown and Orbs watermark, £1 green, KEVII to £1, George V with Seahorses, all printings represented including £1, etc., mixed condition, some faults noted, otherwise fine-v.f., high catalogue value, high breakup potential
O
$9,000.00

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Lot #3092
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN
1841-1982 unused collection on pages, with nice selection of early material including imperf. and perf. 1p reds, perf. 2p blues, Surface Printed Issues values to 1sh (both green and orange brown), including many high cat. value stamps with various plate numbers noted, 1880 1/2p-5p set of five, 1883-84 1/2p-1sh set of ten, Jubilee to 1sh, KEVII to 10sh (without 5sh) with selection of shades, George V with Seahorses to 10sh, £1 PUC, George VI including 10sh indigo, QEII with booklet panes, plus some varieties, also Regional Issues, Postage Dues, etc., mixed condition, many of the better items unused (no gum or regummed) or with small faults, otherwise fine-v.f., high catalogue value with good breakup potential
*(*)
$7,000.00

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Lot #3093
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN
1844-72 selection of 30 FLs, franked mostly with line-engraved Queen Victoria values, variety of frankings to 1sh, destinations include United States, India, Italy, Denmark, France, Newfoundland, as well as internal mail, mixed condition, faults noted, useful group
Envelope
$525.00

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Lot #3094
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN
1855-1902 Queen Victoria-KEVII, stock of many hundreds of used singles, line-engraved through 5sh, also KEVII 2sh6p-10sh, all neatly arranged in a large stock book, various quantities 1-40 of each, variety of shades and cancels, mixed condition, faults noted throughout, many fine or better, cat. £150,000+
O
Catalog #SG 62/265
$3,500.00

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Lot #3095
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN
1872-1951 balance of collection, unused singles on Marini hingeless pages, with Victoria values to 1sh, 3p and 6p surcharges, 1883 1/2p-10sh, set of ten, signed Diena, 1887 Jubilee with both 1sh shades, KEVII to 10sh, George V sets to 1sh, 1913 Seahorses 2sh6p-10sh, 1934 Seahorses, George VI to £1 (including 10sh indigo), etc., mixed condition with some values unused or with mount-glazed gum, few faults possible, generally fine-v.f., SG £21,000+
*
$2,400.00

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Lot #3096
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN - CHANNEL ISLANDS
1964-1990 Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey, collection in eight Lighthouse hingeless albums, earlier sets complete, with all definitives from each Island, later spotty, mostly fine-v.f.
*/**
$230.00

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Lot #3097
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN - CHANNEL ISLANDS
1969-84 Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey, collection of hundreds in three albums, apparently complete, plus some duplication, booklets, sheetlets, additional British Commonwealth singles and sets, apparently n.h., fine-v.f.
**
$230.00

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Lot #3098
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREAT BRITAIN - OFFICES ABROAD
1856-84 selection of 27 different stamps, written up on pages, various cancels, including Valparaiso, Chile, Alexandria, Egypt; Suez, Egypt; Constantinople; St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies; Gibraltar, Malta, etc., fine-v.f.
O
$450.00

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Lot #3099
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GREECE
1945-2005 collection in Scott album and two Lighthouse hingeless albums, mostly complete with souvenir sheets, booklets, special issues, also some back-of-the book, Occupation Issues, Postage Dues, etc., fine-v.f.
*O
$700.00

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Lot #3100
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS GUATEMALA
1881 Quetzal, 1c (140), 2c (77), 5c (170), 10c (85), 20c (45), variety of cancels, few multiples, faults noted, also a few additional items, mixed condition, useful specialist study
O
Catalog #21/25
$450.00

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Lot #3101
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS HAITI
1904 Pres. Pierre Nord-Alexis, 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c, four imperforate proofs on india, sheets of 50 die sunk on cards, fine-v.f.
Box P
Catalog #97-100P
$280.00

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Lot #3102
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS HUNGARY
1871-1980 collection in three Scott Specialty albums, used and unused, with fair representation of early issues, commemoratives and Semi-Postals, Air Post, souvenir sheets, back of the book, clean and fine-v.f. nucleus for further expansion
*O
$450.00

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Lot #3103
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS HUNGARY
1872-1975 carton with 500+ covers and cards, some early material, including nice group of unused postal stationery entire envelopes and cards, strength in flight and first covers and airmail singles and sets on cover, 1920 surcharges (Scott's C4-6), 13 sets on flown covers, other first flights, including incoming from France, Austria and Germany, also occasional stamps and airmail labels, many interesting items, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$700.00

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Lot #3104
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS IRELAND
1922-89 collection in a hingeless DAVO album, with three different sets of Seahorses, mostly complete from 1940, with regular issues, commemoratives, postage dues, souvenir sheets, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f. and attractive collection
*/**
$750.00

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Lot #3105
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS IRELAND Revenue Stamps
1850s-1930s selection of about 100 used and unused, Queen Victoria-George V, with group of Country Courts, Petty Sessions, Judicature, Chancery Court, Land Commission, Registration of Deeds, etc., mixed condition
*O
$230.00

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Lot #3106
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ISRAEL
1948-2007 balance of a consignment, collection of Israel in four White Ace albums, singles, including 7-9, J1-5, then with tabs from 1987-2007 (high face value), also two albums with United Nations 1967-2007, including Geneva and Vienna, plus some earlier stamps used, fine-v.f.
Box **
$450.00

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Lot #3107
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ISRAEL
1948-90 selection of errors and varieties, nice group of Doar Ivri items, double perforations, imperf. at side, 1948 Holidays, 20p color shift, 65p used pair with double perforations at top, other mostly regular issues, some imperfs, Revenues, plus a group of 100 documents with Palestine Revenues and Palestine Court Fees adhesives, interesting group
Envelope *O
$800.00

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Lot #3108
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ISRAEL
1949-70 hundreds of covers, special events, post office openings, FDCs, Interim Period, also unused JNF with perf. and imperf. multiples, labels, Cinderella, Judaica and much more, housed in carton (banker's box). An interesting lot, worth careful inspection
Envelope
$450.00

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Lot #3109
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ISRAEL
2000-10 collection apparently complete on album pages, Tab singles, souvenir sheets, complete booklets, special sheetlets, etc., n.h., v.f., high face value
Box **
$450.00

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Lot #3110
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALY AND ITALIAN COLONIES
1862-1976 comprehensive collection of many hundreds in two large stock books, with Kingdom well represented, including postage dues, used or unused, continuing with generally unused 20th Century, regular issues, commemorative sets (Manzoni, Volta, Medal of Valor, March on Rome, Soccer), Air Post, Special Delivery, Semi-Postals, Parcel Post, better items (including "Gronchi Rosa"), also apparently complete TRIESTE Zone A, plus some Colonies, including better SOMALIA, CYRENAICA, OLTRE-GIUBA, back of the book items, etc., occasional duplication, mixed condition, generally fine-v.f., substantial catalogue value
*O
$2,300.00

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Lot #3111
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALY
1533-1860 collection of 146 stampless letters, covering various regions of Italy, with Corsini correspondence, various markings, courier mail from Genova, Milan, Rome, Firenze, etc., many written-up on pages, better items, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3112
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALY
1865-1965 collection in albums and stock books, hundreds of unused, hinged or n.h., some better sets, also Air Post, Postage Dues, Military issues, Italian Social Republic, many blocks of four, Parcel Post and other back of the book items, Trieste Zone A and Zone B, etc.
*O
$2,300.00

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Lot #3113
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALY
1890-1980 two cartons with thousands of used and unused singles and sets, stock books, mostly post WWII Italy, Trieste Zone A and Trieste Zone B, Revenues and other Specialty items on Bush album pages, gutter pairs, FDCs, Parcel Post, Slovenia, some older items, balances, varieties and much more, covers (many better), flights, high catalogue value, interesting and useful lot
Envelope *O
$1,400.00

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Lot #3114
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALIAN AREA Flight Covers
1940s-70s two cartons with 1,000+ covers and cards, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City, hundreds of first flights, FDCs, postal stationery, flights from various countries to and from Rome, BOAC and PAN-AMERICAN Airlines cachets, Trans-Polar flights, many exotic destinations, mostly v.f.
Envelope
$700.00

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Lot #3115
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALIAN COLONIES - Eritrea
1935-37 Italian Occupation, collection of 240+ covers and cards to Italy or within Italian East Africa, various frankings and "Posta Militare" cancelations, identifying different combat units, some registered, with occasional "Reggimento" handstamps, flights, etc., A nice lot
Envelope
$3,250.00

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Lot #3116
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAMAICA
1860-1984 collection of hundreds, used and unused on stock cards, with Queen Victoria various watermarks and shades to 5sh, George V to 10sh, George VI to £1, some varieties, commemorative sets, occasional duplication, few minor flaws among earlier items, mostly fine or better, SG £3,500+
*O
$900.00

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Lot #3117
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JORDAN
1920-48 collection in stock book, mostly complete with few better overprints, some with BPA certificates (SG 33d,68a), occasional multiples, other regular issues and commemoratives, including 1933 Tourism Set (SG 208-21), Emir Abdullah sets to 1000m and £1 (SG 143-207), Specimen overprints (SG 159-71s), Locust Campaign and other overprints, some used, Postage Dues, Officials, couple of covers, few varieties, mostly fine-v.f., SG £8,000+
*O
$2,800.00

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Lot #3118
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS KOREA
1884-1986 collection on pages, mostly unused sets and souvenir sheets, few better items, definitive sets, Air Post, etc., fine-v.f.
*
$260.00

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Lot #3119
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS LEEWARD ISLANDS
1876-1999 collection in a large Scott Specialty album, issues complete with unused Victoria to 5sh, Jubilee overprints to 1sh (also 5sh fiscal cancel), KEVII, George V to £1 and George VI and Queen Elizabeth to 1954 (Scott 1-131); continuing with Montserrat (1876-1998, KEVII complete from 1908 onwards), plus two volumes of Nevis 1980-99 apparently complete, with souvenir sheets, trial colors, booklets, etc., fine-v.f.
*O
$1,300.00

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Lot #3120
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS LIECHTENSTEIN
1920-65 small box with 150+ covers or cards, used and unused stationery, also commercial and registered mail, FDCs, Air Post, etc., mostly fine or better
Envelope
$350.00

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Lot #3121
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS LIECHTENSTEIN
1941 10fr Madonna, souvenir sheet of four, also 1949 Portraits, eight souvenir sheets of three, n.h., fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #171,238
Catalog Value $1,180
$190.00

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Lot #3122
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MEXICO
1856-1916 balance of a collection, with some 19th Century including Hidalgos, Maximilians, followed by a group of white and green Sonora Seals, Transitorio, local overprints, ES overprints, plus 25 covers or cards, variety of frankings, including local overprints Sinaloa, Monterey, Zacatecas, mixed condition, interesting group
Envelope *O
$1,800.00

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Lot #3123
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MEXICO
1913-14 Sonora Seals, selection of 109 used and unused, few pairs, various types, mostly fine-v.f.
*O
Catalog #322/346
$450.00

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Lot #3124
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MEXICO
1913-17 selection of 40+ covers or cards, mostly written-up on pages, with two stampless covers from Nogales, Sonora to Hermosillo, Estacion Llano covers sent by Chinese merchants, two Oaxaca covers, each with 5c franking, "Carranza" GCM Monogram overprints on cover, gothic GCM (Villa) monogram overprints on covers and postcards to USA, local and USA rates, G.P.De M. "Barril" surcharges, inflationary period usages, mixed frankings, lithographed "Famous Man" rouletted, Queretaro Post Office Administration handstamps used as postmarks, "G.P. De M. "Corbata" overprints, various frankings, generally fine or better
Envelope
$2,300.00

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Lot #3125
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MEXICO
1913-17 selection of 70+ covers, many written-up on pages, with Green Seals, Ejercito Issue, Local Provisional overprints San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Monterey, Queretaro, Villa Monograms, Coach Seals, Dollar Sign overprints, Carranza GMC Monograms, Denver Issue, mixed frankings, lithographed "Famous Man" rouletted, etc., mixed condition, mostly fine
Envelope
$2,300.00

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Lot #3126
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MONACO
1885-1992 collection in five SAFE hingeless albums, plus another album, apparently complete (missing only 1920 Marriage 5fr+5f), with first issue 5fr carmine on green (l.h., usual centering, with 2010 Brun certificate), other regular issues, Semi-Postals, Commemoratives, Air Post, souvenir sheets, including 1956 Royal Wedding gummed sheetlets of three and five, also Red Cross (1951 sheets of four souvenir sheets perf. And imperf., canceled to order), also Postage Dues, few special items, etc., some duplication, mixed l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f.
*/**
$2,300.00

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Lot #3127
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS MONGOLIA
1960s-80s collection in 15 volumes, hundreds of used and unused singles, sets and souvenir sheets, also hundreds of cacheted FDCs, dozens of sets and souvenir sheets overprinted "Obrazetz" on back, some also overprinted "Specimen", several presentation folders from the Hungarian State Printing company, with imperforate sets and souvenir sheets, fine-v.f.
Envelope *O
$2,300.00

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Lot #3128
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS NETHERLANDS AND COLONIES
1920-1960 carton with 500+ covers and cards, some early items, many 1930s first flights from Netherlands, Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao, also better 1950s First Day Covers, sets on covers, multi-country frankings (1940s), round-the-world flights, modern Balloon mail and other flights, selection of Indonesia, including 1950s BOAC flights to and from Djakarta, solid holding with excellent potential
Envelope
$1,400.00

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Lot #3129
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS NETHERLANDS COLONIES Postage Dues
1885-1944 trial color proofs from Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands Indies and Surinam, selection of 113 imperforate singles, various colors, some values omitted, showing different types, apparently n.h., v.f.
P
$450.00

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Lot #3130
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS NEWFOUNDLAND
1897-1947 stock of hundreds in Mint Sheet file, singles in various quantities (up to 4,000 of Scott No.268), many in large multiples and sheets, some faults, mostly fine-v.f., owner's cat. $10,000+
Box */**
Catalog #66/370
$700.00

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Lot #3131
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS NEW ZEALAND
1864-2012 collection in nine (Lighthouse and DAVO) albums, small group of Chalon Heads,1898-1908 issues to 5sh, used and unused, 1906 Christchurch Exhibition set, 1913 Auckland set of four, mostly complete from there, with tremendous selection of modern booklets, special souvenir sheets, prestige booklets, modern issues, high face value
Box *O
$2,400.00

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Lot #3132
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND
1860-1945 collection of 1,300+ stamps, 24 souvenir sheets and sheetlets, plus seven covers or cards, neatly arranged in two Lindner albums, mostly unused, covering 90% of pre WWII issues from Poland, including all the souvenir sheets, plus numerous errors and varieties. Some of the highlights include No.1 on FL from Warszawa to Moscow (stamp defective), Warsaw Issue with 297 stamps, including HAN numbers, plus 1918 Statue proof of 25f/2gr, Lublin issue with 46 stamps including errors, Krakow overprints, including errors, 100 stamps, including multiples and varieties, Gniezno surcharge 10/7 1/2pf, 1921 Eagle and National Assembly perf. and imperf., also 21 proofs, large multiples, Red Cross, Tabromik Air Post stamps and varieties, 1924 Eagle, imperf. Proof of 30.000m, 1925 Na Skarb (n.h.), 1928 souvenir sheet (n.h.), 1933 Challenge, Torun, Sobieski, Katowice set on registered cover from the Exhibition, Challenge overprints, King Carol souvenir sheets, Moscicki 1zl imperf. pair, 1938 perf. and imperf. souvenir sheets on covers, Stratosphere souvenir sheet on Balloon flight cover, independence issue, also sheets and varieties, Legion souvenir sheet, 1941-45 London issues complete, all better items signed by various experts including H.Jendroszek, H.Jungjohann, Z.Korszen, Z.Mikulski, L.Schmutz, etc., many descriptions, few minor flaws possible, generally fine-v.f. A splendid collection of pre-WWII Poland, Fischer (owner's) cat. 120.000zl = $31,500
Envelope *O
$7,500.00

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Lot #3133
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND
1920-60 balance of a consignment, small group with some post WWI locals, labels, Prisoner of War Camps, Woldenberg and Neubrandenburg, some covers and cards, later items, souvenir sheets, etc., mixed condition
*O
$450.00

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Lot #3134
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND
1944-59 collection of 1,200+ unused, n.h. stamps and 44 souvenir sheets, in two Lindner albums, issues complete, also proofs, imperf. errors and gutter pairs, color, perforation and watermark varieties, including 1944 Leaders, cover with 25gr and 50gr used in Lublin, Goznak issue, horizontal strip of four of 25gr light red brown canceled Krasnystaw, 1945 Traugutt registered First Day card, unissued 20gr pair (Krakow), rare Warszawa orange red, City overprints, Lodz issue imperf. ,1zl sheet, 5zl on registered cover to USA, Krakow Landscapes, including imperf. proofs and varieties, Maritime League sheet with gutters, errors, Port Gdansk unissued, Grunwald and Westerplatte imperfs (with certificates), inverted overprints, proofs of the Air Post issue, "Warszawa Accuses" special booklet prepared for the Polish Ambassador to Moscow, 1946 Air Post imperfs, July Manifesto special booklet prepared for the Postal Director in Sweden, Bedzin Castle, double paper variety (with certificate), International Bureau of Education set of three, also sheetlets of 12 and souvenir sheet, 1947 Skiing complete sheets, Kultura souvenir sheet, Probus imperf., Air Post, Bierut 10zl imperf., TB set of strips with labels, FDR set and souvenir sheet, also covers, 1950 Groszy, 1953 Engels, Marx proof, Boxing, Copernicus, Warszawa, 1954 PZF two souvenir sheets, one with double impression, blue souvenir sheet, Slania printer's waste on cover, also fold-over, 10th Anniversary issue with varieties, 1.40zl double impression, 1955 Races seven imperf. proofs, Poznan six imperf. proofs, also souvenir sheets, six different varieties, 1957 United Nations, two Wings sheetlets, plus a ticket to the exhibition. All better items are signed or are accompanied by certificates from Jendroszek, Jungjohann, Korszen, Mikulski and Schmutz. Owner's catalogue value Fischer 120,000zl = $31,500
Box Envelope **
$7,500.00

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Lot #3135
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND Local Issues
1916-23 collection on pages, with Przedborz (29), Zarki (12), Checiny (16), also some fantasy and private issues, fakes (Poznan surcharges and First Air Post), plus a collection of Currency Reform (Groszy) handstamps used and unused on pages, mostly fine-v.f., interesting lot
*O
$450.00

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Lot #3136
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND Local Issues
1918 collection of 137 used or unused on pages, overprinted or handstamps on Generalgouvernement or Austrian stamps, with Blonie, Sieradz, Wloclawek, Skierniewice, Otwock, Tarnow, Ostroleka, Brzeziny, Kalisz, Leczyca and Grodzisk. In addition, there are nine postcards, with Feldpost or Marine Post markings, some interesting regimental cachets, mostly fine or better
Envelope *O
$450.00

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Lot #3137
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND AND POLISH TERRITORIES
1850-1946 collection in six Lindner albums, 3,300+ used and unused stamps, 32 souvenir sheets, plus a few sheets and 193 covers and cards, covering a diverse area starting with 1850-1913 Poland under Russian occupation, with covers, Warszawa local Post, 1863 Postal Circular, WWI mute cancels, Competition Essays, then Prussian and Austrian Occupation issues, 10th Army mail, Austrian stamps used in Poland, Judicial mail, military stamps to 10kr, etc. This collection also covers 1915-18 Local Post, featuring Czestochowa (two expertized covers), Luboml set of imperf. sheetlets, printed in tete-beche fashion, Przedborz, with first issue proofs, 2gr block of 16 printed in red brick color, showing two blocks of eight, all types included and four horizontal gutter pairs. Then later issues, with variety of types, some errors; Sosnowiec complete; 1915 Warszawa unissued perf. and imperf., also sheets and 16 covers; Zawiercie, 10pf type I, Zarki with 11 stamps. Military mail 1914-39 feature Polish Legion, set and labels; used and unused perforated sets of Corps Gen.Dowbor-Musnicki, Swiss Military Train, Joseph Haller's autograph, additional 1918-19 Locals, with Jedrzejow, Olkusz, Myslenice, Mielec, Skalat including 5h Postage Due, Przemysl, Rozwadow (four with inverted overprints), Tarnow I and II, Winnica, Sluck, Kolomyia, Porto issues Bielsko, Cieszyn, Jablonow, Krakow, Przemysl, Rudnik, etc. There are 1920-22 issues from Central Lithuania overprints to 10m/3auk, plus imperf block of four, proof of the surcharge; Port Gdansk 1925-38 complete, three unused stationery cards; Odessa Consular Post overprints 20f n.h., Constantinople overprints complete, 1920-22 Allenstein, Marienwerder and Upper Silesia. 1939-44 German Occupation Generalgouvernement complete, with sheetlets, London Issues complete, with three airgraphs, labels, Polish underground issues, 17 stamps printed in 1943, Anders Italian Corps issues with two souvenir sheets,16 imperf. proofs, essays and two unissued stamps. There are also three covers used during 1939-41 Soviet Occupation, Dojdziemy, 1944 Warsaw Uprising cover, 1945-46 Internment Camps Lubeck, Dachau, Heilbronn, as well as Italian Corps National Anthem souvenir sheets, 1945 Local Brwinow (only 50 printed), various Cinderella, labels, Balloon, Charity and fiscals, etc. All better items are signed by various experts such as Jendroszek, Jungjohann, Korszen, Mikulski and Schmutz, some with certificates. Quality is generally fine or better, some faults are possible. Owner's catalogue (Fischer 2016) 230,000zl = $60,000. A comprehensive collection with many interesting and seldom offered items
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$14,000.00

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Lot #3138
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS RUSSIA - Covers and Postal History
1966-81 "North of the Arctic Circle", collection of 270+ covers and cards, written-up on pages, with a remarkable assembly of postmarks from small towns and villages in the Murmansk and Archangels oblast, incl. Hydrometric stations, River Lena ship cancelations, Service mail, registered mail, usages from small settlements, Northern Shipping company and others, fine-v.f., interesting lot
Envelope
$900.00

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Lot #3139
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS RUSSIAN AREA
1880-1960 small box with hundreds of used and unused singles, reference and counterfeits, covers, few banknotes, some revenues, locals, labels, etc., mixed condition, interesting lot
Envelope *O
$2,300.00

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Lot #3140
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SAMOA
1914 duplicated selection of 53 stamps on pages, with values up to 9p on 80pf, used or unused, some blocks, pairs and possible varieties, also an unused 1p stationery entire, few signed, fine-v.f.
Box *O
Catalog #101/109
Catalog Value £2,187
$350.00

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Lot #3141
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SAUDI ARABIA
1917-22 selection of issues, with and without overprints on pages, some Postage Dues, faults noted, mostly fine or better
*
Catalog #L1/30
Catalog Value $876
$160.00

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Lot #3142
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SOUTH AMERICA
1878-1920 selection of 160+ mostly different imperf. die proofs, reduced to stamp size, with some adhesions on back, having been removed from presentation cards, with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala and Uruguay, commemoratives and some Revenues, many better and elusive items, occasional faults, mostly fine-v.f.
P
$1,400.00

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Lot #3143
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SOUTHEAST ASIA
1950s-70s varied stock from Cambodia (including Scott 1-1-37, 53-58), Laos (including 1-17, 25-26, C13, C20-21), Philippines, and South Vietnam (including 35, 420a, 424a, 450), many in sheets, blocks of four, three booklet/sets of 26 Laos souvenir sheets (1-17, C2-4, J1-6) with interleaving stuck to sheets. Also including three South Vietnam 1951 Souvenir booklets (mostly with gum stuck to sheets (one booklet has gum removed), and five B1 booklets with gum adhering to interleaves (one booklet also has a torn B1 stamp), also South Vietnam collection, apparently complete on pages, some toning, generally fine or better
*/**
$450.00

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Lot #3144
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SOUTHEAST ASIA
1950s-70s South Vietnam, selection of 110 covers, many stamps per cover on average, mixed condition (some stained), also 29 different Cambodia FDCs, four Laos FDCs (1962/1971, unaddressed, all cachets), additional items, minor faults, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$230.00

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Lot #3145
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SWITZERLAND
1854-1999 balance of a collection, in various albums, with imperf. Sitting Helvetia, perforated issues, including numerals, Wilhelm Tell, other regular issues, Semi-Postals, Air Post, souvenir sheets, dozens of better gutter and tete-beche se-tenant pairs and strips, Officials, Postage Dues, used and unused blocks of four, much duplication, occasional booklets and booklet panes, Soldiers' stamps and much more, mixed condition, high catalogue value
Box *O
$2,900.00

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Lot #3146
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SWITZERLAND
1884-1999 collection in two Scott Specialty albums, 19th Century mostly unused, 20th Century with complete selection of Souvenir Sheets (Naba, Pro-Patria, Pro-Juventute and others), Pax set unused, plus few high values used, Semi-Postals and Air Post, also nice showing of Officials, mixed condition among the early items, balance fine-v.f.
*O
$800.00

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Lot #3147
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SWITZERLAND
1907-50 Helvetia duplicated unused set to 3fr (2), 1909 set of 3, also Semi-Postals Pro Juventute 1913-19, including 5c green tete-beche pair (B2a) and horizontal gutter pair (Zu.S12), used and unused sets, also Officials, with 1918 War Board of Trade overprints (1O1-1O8), International Refugees Organization overprints (6O1-6O8) and United Nations European office set (7O1-20), fine-v.f. group
*O
Catalog #132/45,B1/11,1O1/7O20
$375.00

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Lot #3148
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SWITZERLAND
1918-55 selection of stamps and souvenir sheets in binder, better items include 1945 Pax set (293-305), nice range of souvenir sheets (all n.h. or used Scott 371a, B80, B116, B119, B130 used and 2xunused, B131, B178x4, B206, 8xB297 and others), also Officials (2x1O9-16, one n.h.), Air Post singles and blocks of four (C4a-12a), better flights and multiple frankings, plus much more, mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
Box Envelope **
$700.00

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Lot #3149
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS SWITZERLAND - Postal History
1920s-60s carton (banker's box) with hundreds of covers and cards, with Pro-Juventute and Pro-Patria First Day Covers in German, French and Italian, souvenir sheets (Lunaba, etc.), first flight covers, special events, etc., also some Liechtenstein, occasional duplication, mostly fine-v.f.
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$3,500.00

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Lot #3150
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS TRIESTE
1861-1975 postal history of Trieste, six-volume collection written up on pages, hundreds of covers and folded letters, with 60+ stampless letters to and from Trieste, variety of transit markings, TPOs, later picture postcards, maritime mail ("Puglia" ship cachet and more), Lloyd ship markings (col Lloyd da Trieste, Trieste col Vapore, etc.), FL from Malta 1858 to Trieste (franked with GB 3x2p), some Greece-related items, foreign letter rates, Austrian adhesives incl. 1850 first issue frankings used from Trieste, later issues included, with registered and censored mail (WWI), some modern items of collateral interest, many signed and with Raybaudi certificates, mixed condition, many better items of considerable merit
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$2,300.00

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Lot #3151
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS TRIESTE - ZONE A
1945-54 Issues complete, large collection on Joe Bush album pages, with AMG (Germany and Austria), Zone A, Zone B, many minor varieties, gutter pairs, special slogan cancels on pieces, Postal Stationery, etc., stamps n.h., fine-v.f. An impressive collection
Envelope **
$2,300.00

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Lot #3152
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS VATICAN CITY
1949-52 issues, singles and souvenir sheets, including two unused Stamp Centenary (Scott 155a), also one on FDC, plus Air Post, etc., some blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #122/42,C45-46
$90.00

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Lot #3153
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS VATICAN CITY
1952 Centenary, three souvenir sheets of four, also World's Fair souvenir sheets (30, two used), n.h., fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #155a,242s
Catalog Value $1,070
$190.00

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Lot #3154
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS VENEZUELA
1850-2008 comprehensive collection in two large stock books and a Scott album, impressive showing of 19th Century, including different printings and shades, used and unused Bolivar perf. And imperf., 20th Century usually unused, with many better singles and sets, Air Post, Officials, Local Issues, various popular Arms of Venezuela sets, apparently complete, also later souvenir sheets, special sheetlets and much more. A nice collection of Venezuela
Box *O
$1,800.00

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Lot #3155
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WESTERN UKRAINE
1918-19 collection of 278 stamps, used and unused, with Kolomyia issue, 5/15h sheet of 25, Stanislawow Issue, many multiples, varieties missing letters, CMT overprints, duplication, all with various expertizations and many certificates (Jendroszek, Schmutz, Sztaba, T.Huylmans). In addition, there are some reference items (not counted). A solid group of these scarce overprints, occasional flaws possible, mostly fine-v.f. (Fischer 98,350zl = $25,750)
*O
$6,750.00

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Lot #3156
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS YEMEN
1947 Admission to the United Nations, selection of 23 perf. Or imperf. Sheets of 16-25, with Postage, Air Mail and Postage Dues, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
$450.00

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Lot #3157
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS YEMEN
1949 UPU, selection of 14 perf. or imperf. sheetlets of sixteen plus four labels, various types, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
$140.00

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Lot #3158
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1850-1980s single property offered intact, stored in 19 cartons (banker's boxes), large accumulation of many thousands, United States and foreign countries, singles, commemoratives and regular issues in glassines, stock books, album pages and loose, mint sheet files, some large quantities, dealer's stock books, approval and bundleware, some covers and postal stationery (better South America), Revenues and Cinderella. Other worldwide include Germany, Iceland, British Commonwealth, South and Latin America, Russia and other Eastern European Countries, Middle East, with Trucial States and much more, occasional 19th Century, some better items, mixed condition
Envelope *O
$4,500.00

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Lot #3159
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1850-1990 large worldwide accumulation of many thousands of used and unused singles, blocks and larger multiples, housed on black double-sided display pages in 85+ mostly large three-ring binders (usually 60-70 pages each), particularly strong China and Provinces, including extensive Shanghai, People's Republic, new issues, year books, sheets, Revenues, Banknotes, much reference material with fakes and reproductions of stamps and proofs, but many better items included, other countries with extensive Latin, South and Central America, thousands of back-of-the book items, Specimen overprints, Indian States, France and Colonies, imperforate items, Portuguese and Spanish Colonies, Hungary with many imperforates, Italian Colonies, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, Hong Kong, Macao, United States, with some full sheets, proofs, Middle East, elaborate topicals, with stage proofs and imperfs, much of the material is lower priced in quantities, some complete sets, many interesting but doubtful items, inspection a must
*O
$23,000.00

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Lot #3160
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1850-2010 balance of a consignment, with collections of United States, Great Britain (both in hingeless albums), also Egypt Palestine overprints used and unused, with 12 different double or inverted overprints, Jordan, small group of AMG.VG. Varieties, plus few AMG Germany covers, Germany collection on pages, apparently mostly complete 2000-2010 (high face value), Australian Antarctic Territory 1957-2013 and New Zealand Ross Dependency 1967-2012 mostly complete on Lighthouse pages, also French Antarctica four large unexploded booklets 2001-05 (face value €86), also two volumes with a complete collection of United Nations, with many M.I. blocks of four, plus collections of mostly used Poland, mixed condition, mostly fine-v.f.
*O
$1,400.00

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Lot #3161
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1857-2000 single property offered intact, housed in 20 cartons (weight ca 600 pounds), mostly United States, with singles in Scott Specialty albums, including used and unused Regular Issues, Commemoratives, errors and varieties (good section of tagging coils), additional albums with 1869 3c blue, specialized collection, with hundreds of shades, cancels, varieties and covers; Revenues, Plate Blocks, full sheets, Plate Strips, Coils strips (substantial face value), thousands of covers and FDCs, many better items, destinations and frankings, also better cachets and high values (huge acquisition cost), BEP souvenir cards, few Gold Replicas Franklin Mint albums, plus numerous foreign collections in specialty albums and glassines, better Germany, British Commonwealth, etc. A solid accumulation, excellent potential
Envelope *O
$9,000.00

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Lot #3162
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE

1870-1980 Afghanistan to Zanzibar, thousands of mostly better singles and sets, neatly arranged and numbered by Scott in glassine envelopes, housed in five long red boxes, with strong British Commonwealth (with many Queen Elizabeth II definitive sets n.h.), United States including some Classics, Washington-Franklins, Farleys, Airpost, etc., excellent European representation with better items from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Turkey and Vatican; Asia with Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc., also some South America, mostly l.h. or n.h., some used (all noted on glassines), many varieties (mostly not counted), including imperfs, design shifts, Specimen overprints, booklets and others. While occasional faults are noted (on the glassines by the diligent owner), the overall condition is fine-v.f. An excellent and clean lot, cat. $175,000++ (without any problematic stamps that sometimes distort catalogue value in lots). Ready for immediate resale and ideal lot for mail order or internet retailer
*/**O
$23,000.00

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Lot #3163
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1880-1960 balance of a consignment in a small box, hundreds of used and unused United States, including high values (mostly faulty), Revenues, Postage Dues, European Countries, with Albania, Austria, some Germany, Switzerland (including NABA souvenir sheet), few covers, postcards, some errors and varieties, interesting items, mixed condition
*O
$450.00

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Lot #3164
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1925-77 balance of a consignment, three cartons (banker's boxes) with collections of Israel (two Lighthouse albums 1948-76, early items singles, rest with tabs), United Nations complete, United States Bicentennial 1976 collection, with sets, souvenir sheets, imperforate and other specialty items, 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Reign collection, album with "golden replicas", U.S. FDCs, Plate blocks some sheets, also miscellaneous items
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$900.00

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Lot #3165
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE
1950-80 balance of a holding in carton, with mint sheet files containing variety of items, with Ryukyu Islands sheets in various quantities (cat. $5,000+), modern U.S. FDCs, souvenir cards, Nepal, Crete First Issue numerals in sheets, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Hong Kong (780-83 gutter sheets of 50), Great Britain and Colonies, France 1964 Philatec sheet of eight, Vatican City sheets, etc.
Envelope */**
$900.00

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Lot #3166
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE Revenue Stamps
1890-1950s carton with 500+ proofs, essays, printing samples, vignettes, etc., engravings various corporations and printing companies, good selection of subjects, many card mounted and arranged on black cards, fine-v.f.
P
$2,300.00

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Lot #3167
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE Revenue Stamps
1890-1950s selection of 200 used and unused on pages, with Philippines, Canada, Cape of Good Hope, Switzerland, etc., mixed condition
*O
$90.00

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Lot #3168
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1940-84 collection of Space, JFK in albums, also selection of perf. and imperf. varieties, plus die proofs incl. 1979 Andorra Paintings (2fr positive and negative dies), Belgium 1984 Olympics imperf. blocks of four and souv. Sheet, France 1970 and 1982 imperf. Blocks of four, also 1981 imperf. trial color (Military School) sheet of 50, French Polynesia, TAAF, Gabon, Lebanon, Liberia, Monaco (1956 Royal Wedding imperf. Deluxe sheet of five, also same perf. and gummed), also 1949 Yemen UPU imperf. Pairs, plus perf. Sheetlets of 20, New Caledonia 1982 artist signed die proof of 110fr, also imperf. Sheet of 10 and deluxe proof, and few miscellaneous items, v.f. lot
Box **
$900.00

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Lot #3169
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1950s-80s selection of various imperf. deluxe sheets and artist signed die proofs from France (Scott 1442P, 1607P), trial color strip of five, etc., mostly related to "Atom and Radiology", plus 1960 World Refugee Year, with France B340P sepia, printer's inspection proof (only 4-5 issued), plus Togo B15-16P sepia proofs (only 4-5 printed), Monaco 1960 trial color imperf. sheet of 25, also "Insects on stamps", with French Postage Dues trial color imperforate panes of 20, Artist Die Proofs from Mali, Mauritania, plus various items from former French Colonies, South America (Dominican Republic, Bolivia), plus some older Exhibition labels, varieties from Afghanistan, Portugal 1979 Europa, few miscellaneous items, mixed condition, mostly fine-v-f.
P
$900.00

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Lot #3170
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1968 selection of printer's proofs from Congo, nine uncut imperforate sheets of 13 (including two souvenir sheets), progressive stages with varieties of issues. In addition to Space, there is Martin Luther King, Olympics, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, some creases and other small faults, occasional correction marks in pen, scarce lot
Box P
$450.00

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Lot #3171
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1970s balance of a consignment, with three original artist drawings (Chesnot) including two Europa and one UP (design adapted for a First Day Cover cachet in 1974), "Impressor" proofs from Senegal, issues for Princess Diana, with imperforate souvenir sheets (3) and sheetlets of nine (two), also Animals, set of five on a "Cartor" presentation sheetlet; plus 1999 Mushrooms, imperforate sheetlets of 25, set of four, plus same on printer's presentation sheet, as well as Butterflies from New Caledonia and Tigers from North Korea (imperforate sheet of 16), v.f. lot
P
$450.00

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Lot #3172
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1970s Selection of 137 imperf. trial color proofs from Mali, featuring Olympics, Sports, Art, mostly in strips of five showing different colors, n.h., v.f.
P
Catalog #C173/374P
$230.00

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Lot #3173
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE TOPICALS
1975 Cambodia, UPU and Olympics, selection of 180 artist die proofs, six different colors of each value, also 54 composite die proofs of three, various colors, each with printer's embossing at lower left corner, v.f. and colorful group of die proofs from Cambodia
P
Catalog #333/367P
$7,000.00

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Lot #3174
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Americana on Stamps
1920s George Washington, selection of 12 different engravings, mostly Book plates, vignettes, portraits, etc., nice lot
P
$230.00

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Lot #3175
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Americana on Stamps
1930s-50s selection of 20+ engraved vignettes in various colors, most used as central designs for banknotes or stock certificates, with battle of Trenton, Pilgrims, battle of Princeton, etc.
P
$140.00

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Lot #3176
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Americana on Stamps
1950s-90s selection, including Monaco 1956 Fipex, three die proofs of 1fr George Washington (two artist signed), Abraham Lincoln, with uncut pair of souvenir sheets from Haiti (rare), other proofs and varieties from Togo, Paraguay, Chad, some covers from Monaco, USA, with coils, covers, sheets, etc. In addition, there is a selection of items featuring Martin Luther King, Eisenhower, United States Bicentennial, group of errors and varieties from Yemen (Truman), etc.
Envelope P
$700.00

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Lot #3177
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Boy Scouts on Stamps

1918-90 collection of 500+ sets in glassine envelopes, arranged in two stock books, mostly varieties including Proofs, Specimen overprints, imperfs, design shifts, labels, overprint errors, etc., with extensive French Africa (including Benin, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Dahomey, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta, etc.), British Commonwealth (including Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, etc.), Czechoslovakia Scout Issue, Ukraine Displaced Persons, and more, mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
*/**S
$2,300.00

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Lot #3178
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS John F. Kennedy
1964-67 selection of mostly errors and varieties, including Cameroun overprinted on top in English instead of French (six horizontal se-tenant pairs), Dahomey special presentation booklets (3), Philippines imperf. Block of four, right pair without name of country, perf. And imperf. Blocks of four with double and inverted overprints, also missing centers, 1965 Uruguay printed on both sides, Malta, Philippines inverted surcharge, color shifts, Dahomey imperf. Trial colors, souvenir sheet on thick paper, Austria, three engraved proofs by O.Wimmer, Argentina imperf. Block of four, Monaco imperf. Trial color strip of five, also block of eight, plus imperf. Deluxe sheetlet, various perf. And imperf. Sets from Trucial States and Independent French Africa, also group of USA FDCs, autographed by various contemporary politicians and Justices of the Supreme Court, etc., n.h., v.f. and scarce group, ex-Serebrakian
Box Envelope **P
$700.00

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Lot #3179
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Olympics on Stamps
1950s-80s selection in small box, with Monaco 1964 (Scott 592-95,C65) imperforate pairs, 1221-22 imperf. trial color strips of five, also imperf. pair from France, block of four from Andorra, numerous imperf. trials and deluxe sheets from former French Colonies in Africa, imperf. sheets, also South America, occasional varieties, signed Artist die proofs, etc., mostly fine-v.f.
Box **P
$450.00

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Lot #3180
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Olympics on Stamps
1975 UPU and Olympics, selection of 180 artist die proofs from Cambodia, six different colors of each value, also 54 composite die proofs of three, various colors, each with printer's embossing at lower left corner, v.f. and colorful group of die proofs from Cambodia
P
Catalog #333/367P
$7,000.00

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Lot #3181
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Olympics on Stamps
1980s issues worldwide, selection of hundreds, sets and souvenir sheets in stock book and glassines, various countries, few covers, mostly fine-v.f.
**
$230.00

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Lot #3182
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Space on Stamps
1960s-90s selection of mostly imperf. and trial color proofs, various subjects including Zeppelin, Concorde, Lindbergh, numerous artist signed die proofs and deluxe sheets from former French Colonies in Africa, Chad, Mali, Gabon, also Monaco, some earlier items include Gordon Bennett Balloon cards from Belgium (6 items), Equatorial Guinea imperf. singles value omitted, Memos, covers from France, group of 63 imperf. Sheets from Gabon, some oversized items, covers, etc., mostly fine-v.f.
Box P
$900.00

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Lot #3183
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Space on Stamps
1960s-90s Russian Cosmonauts' autographs, duplicated collection of 1,150+ original signatures, mostly on 730+ Space-related covers, cards, FDCs, picture postcards, photographs and leaflets, with autographs of Yuri Gagarin (8 items), Vladimir Komarov (5 items), Vladislav Volkov (4 items), also Anatoly Levchenko, Herman Titov, Valentina Tereshkova, Valery Bykovsky, Georgy Beregovoy, Pavel Popovich, plus many others, fine-v.f. and valuable assembly of original Cosmonauts' autographs
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$9,500.00

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Lot #3184
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
1787-1859 pre-philatelic stampless letters, collection of 68 FLs from Scandinavia, France, German States and Russia, with excellent markings including dues, disinfected, scarce transits, etc., clean and generally fine-v.f.
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$1,400.00

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Lot #3185
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY

1800-1960s large accumulation of covers and cards in six cartons (banker's boxes), with United States flight covers, picture postcards, postal stationery, Rocket Mail (including 3,000+ sets of 1966 30th Anniversary United States to Mexico/Mexico to United States, cacheted and flown covers franked with Rocket labels and 8c U.S. Goddard), WWII censored items and many others, rest of the world well represented throughout with British Commonwealth, South and Central America, Asia and Africa, many E-Bay items (priced $20-$250+), some described, others in quantities ready to be lotted, mixed condition, good holding of postal history, assembled by Abraham Siegel, sold on behalf of his estate
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$4,500.00

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Lot #3186
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
1821-50 pre-philatelic FLs or covers, selection of 18 different, with Austria, India, United States, Papal States, France, including 1848 letter from Paris, with red "Legion Pie IX Etat Major" ("Pope Pius IX Legion Headquarters"), etc. Also included is a complete Royal Letter Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria, with signature and intact wafer seal, fine lot
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$230.00

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Lot #3187
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
1856-1956 small box with 300+ covers and cards, United States and multitude of countries, including China, British Commonwealth, France, Russia, Romania, Germany, Vietnam, some Postal Stationery, flights, varieties, plus much more. A good variety and excellent group of a Postal historian or dealer
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$4,500.00

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Lot #3188
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
1860-1960 small box with 340 covers or cards from European countries (Spain, Netherlands, Greece, France, Ireland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, etc.), some better items, commercial and philatelic usages, mixed condition, mostly fine or better
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$450.00

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Lot #3189
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY Flight Covers
1930s-60s hundreds in a small box, flown covers from Albania, Austria, Luxembourg, Turkey, Spain and Spanish Colonies, Romania, San Marino, French Africa, British Commonwealth, including Australia, Papua, Greece, Iraq, Belgium, Korea, Scandinavian countries, Liberia, Switzerland, Sudan, Egypt, Hungary, Thailand, Portuguese Colonies, many first or special flights, Air Post sets on cover, cachets, flight schedule, labels, etc., many $50-$100 price range, generally fine-v.f.
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$2,300.00

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Lot #3190
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY Zeppelin Flights
1909-18 collection of 160+ mostly used Zeppelin picture postcards (not flown by Zeppelin), views with Zeppelin in the air or moored at an air station, showing the early struggles of these giant oblong objects gliding through the air, almost always ending in a disaster. Most of these cards were issued at various Air shows, the 1909 International Aeronautical Exhibition (I.L.A.) and others, mostly in Germany, few other countries, many elaborate designs, embossing, extended cards, panoramic pop-up folding cards, pull-out postcards, some with additional labels, generally fine-v.f., many $100+ items, difficult to assemble
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$7,000.00

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Lot #3191
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY Ship Mail
1900-1970 carton with 500+ covers and cards, Germany, with Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, HAPAG Lloyd, Naval cards, various South American lines, maiden voyages, France ("Normandie"), Italian ships, other European countries, wonderful variety, high retail value
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$900.00

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