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  • Lot# : 3939 Russia

    1856 (Oct 20): Prepaid entire letter to Newark, NJ, USA with St. Petersburg despatch on reverse in black, endorsed "P. Bateau à vapeur de Lubeck" and "via Liverpool Prussian Closed Mail", struck in transit with "Aus Russland" in black and FRANCO, "AACHEN / PAID 25 Cts." in red (Oct 27) and thence via Liverpool on Collins Line Steamer "Baltic" with "N. YORK AM. PKT / 30 / PAID" arrival in red (Nov 10). Sold with another cover from the same correspondence, not as fine, but remarkable prepaid Transatlantic covers from Russia.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3940 Russia

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    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of fine colour with large even margins all round, cancelled by boxed and dated handstamp in black. A fine and most attractive stamp Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3941 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of rich colour with huge sheet margin at left and fine to large on three sides, cancelled by large part "TAUROGGEN" datestamp (22 March 1858) struck in black. Exquisite and rare. Signed Georg Bühler Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3942 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of rich colour with huge margins on three sides, clear to ample at upper right, tied to small piece by large part italic "LIBAU" datestamp (January 1858) struck in black. Most attractive and rare. Signed Georg Bühler Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3943 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of rich colour with large margins all round (huge at left and at base), tied to small piece by large part italic "Berdichev" handstamp in black. Exceptional and most attractive Mi = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3944 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of rich colour with huge margins on three sides, touched at right, cancelled by "MITABA" straight line struck in black on large piece addressed to Tauroggen. Mitava desptach cds (April 21) displays well on flap below.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3945 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example in a rich shade, large to ample margins all round, used on 1858 cover to Warsaw tied by superb circular "RIGA" datestamp (March 30) in black. Warsaw arrival cds (April 18) in red of arrival. Unrecorded in the Craveri census. Exquisite and rare Mi = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3946 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example with large even margins all round, used on 1858 cover to Pernau tied by boxed and dated "REVAL" handstamp (April 8) in black. Pernau arrival cds (April 9) in black on reverse. Unrecorded in the Craveri census. Rare Mi = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3947 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 1
    1857: 10 k. brown & blue, imperforate, a used example of rich colour with good to large margins on three sides, minutely shaved at top, tied by "TAUROGGEN" datestamp (20 June 1858) and oval sender's cachet 'Gebr. Levi & Co.' struck in black. Unrecorded in the Craveri census. Attractive and rare Mi = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3948 Russia

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    1858 (Jan): 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd 1 on thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, an unused example centred to right, large part og. Some slight gum abrasions but an extremely rare stamp in unused condition. Certs. A. Diena (1958), Buchsbayew (2015) Mi = € 5'500. 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3949 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2
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    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, wmk'd paper, perf. 14½ ×15, used on January 1858 cover from St. Petersburg to Helsingfors, Finland tied by manuscript pen cross with framed despatch handstamp in red (Jan 15) alongside. Reverse with ANK arrival handstamp in black. An exceptionally early usage of the first perforate issue and very rare thus. Cert. Dobin (2008). 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3950 Russia

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    1858: 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 cover to Tsarskoe Selo, neatly tied by dotted '2' numeral of Moscow on despatch. Reverse with two line dated Moscow in black and framed 'Polutscheno' received datestamp (July 9). A fine cover.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3951 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, wmk'd paper, perf. 14½ ×15, used on 1858 cover to St. Petersburg tied by dotted '3' numeral handstamp of Archangel in black. Reverse with Archangel Cyrillic two line despatch handstamp in black. Tiny bleach spot on top perf. of adhesive but rare.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3952 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1858: 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 entire letter to Jacobstad, Finland tied by fine experimental dotted '1' with large numeral of St. Petersburg with red oval framed despatch datestamp (April 2) above. 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3953 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2x
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, wmk'd thick paper, perf. 14½ ×15, used on 1858 entire letter to Helsingfors, Finland tied by “Chukholma / Otpravleno” boxed & dated handstamp in black (Apr 25). Reverse with ANK arrival marking in black. A fine strike of a scarce cancellation.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3954 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2x
    1858: 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 cover to Abo, Finland tied by fine dotted '1' numeral of St. Petersburg with red framed despatch datestamp (Sept 20) above. Finnish Ank arrival marking alongside in black.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3955 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2x
    1858: 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 entire letter to Jacobstad, Finland tied by fine dotted '1' numeral of St. Petersburg with red oval framed despatch datestamp (May 7) at left. File folds well away from the adhesive, a fresh and fine cover. Ex collection Fabergé.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3956 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2y
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, wmk'd thin paper, perf. 14½ ×15, used on 1858 entire letter to Saratov tied by “dotted numeral '1' with despatch handstamp alongside (April 29) in red- Fine strike of large circular "Saratov" arrival on obverse of a most attractive entire. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3957 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2y
    1858: 10 k. brown & bright blue, wmk'd thin paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1858 cover to Jacobstad, Finland tied by fine dotted '1' numeral of St. Petersburg with red framed despatch datestamp (April 16) above. File fold well away from the adhesive, a fresh and fine cover. Ex collection Fabergé.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3958 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 3y
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    1858 (Feb): 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow, wmk. 2 on thin paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a fine used example clearly showing watermark '2' shifted to one side on reverse, beautifully cancelled by large part "Nikolajev" cds (May 10, 1865) in black. Signed and cert. Ebnet BPP (1991) Mi = € 2'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3959 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 3y
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    1858: 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow on wmk'd thin paper, perf. 14½ x 15, a used example on 1859 entire letter from the 'Librairie de Fond Russe & Poloniase' in St. Petersburg to Warsaw, tied by numeral '1' dotted obliterator in black. Framed despatch handstamp above (March 24) in red and reverse with Warsaw Gregorian arrival cds (April 11) in red. Slight tape stain over seal on reverse but an extremely rare stamp on letter. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. Buchsbayew (2015) Mi = € 8'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3960 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 4x
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    1858 (March): 30 k. rose-carmine & yellow-green, wmk'd 3 on thick paper, perf. 14½ x 15, an unused well centred example, slightly blunted perfs. at left, minor diagonal bend not affecting the splendid appearance, large part og. An extremely rare stamp in unused condition. Cert. Dr. U. Ferchenbauer (1988) Mi = € 8'500. 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3961 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858 (Sept 19): 10 k. brown & bright blue, perf. 12½ x 15, an unused example of bright fresh colour, tiny thin spot at base, fine appearance, part og. Mi = € 350. 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3962 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
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    1858 (Sept): 10 k. brown & bright blue, no wmk., perf. 12¼ x 12½, a used block of four cancelled by two near full strikes of "Odessa" diamond datestamp (Nov 9, 1863) in black. Choice and rare. Cert. Mikulski (1984).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3963 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, a superb single example in a deep shade used on 1865 cover to St. Petersburg tied by "Klimovichi" cds (Oct 23) struck in red. A magnificent usage, exquisite and very rare.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3964 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, a single example used on 1861 cover to Reval tied by dotted '24' numeral of Mitau, with Mitaba despatch cds on reverse and Reval arrival (Sept 7) on obverse. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3965 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, a single example used on 1859 entire letter to Karis, Finland tied by dotted '38' numeral with corresponding 'Riga' despatch cds (Sept 30) in black on reverse (opens well for display).
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 80 CHF

    Lot# : 3966 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, a single example used on 1864 cover to Helsingfors, Finland endorsed "pr. Steamer via Reval", probably handed direct to the ship, tied on arrival with framed "ANK 27/7" datestamp in black with further strike at right.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3967 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, two single examples used on 1864 entire letter to Metelino / Mytilene tied by diamond "Odessa" despatch datestamp (Aug 11) in black. Slight edge wear at top but an unusual destination for classic Russia entires.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3968 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, a horizontal pair used on 1860 cover to Odessa, tied by dotted '1' numerals of St. Petersburg with oval framed "St. Petersburg" despatch datestamp in red at left (Sept 30). Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3969 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5
    1858: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., perf. 12½, four examples used on 1859 entire letter from Riga to Libau, each tied by dotted '38' numeral handstamp in black. Reverse with Riga despatch cds (Nov 12). One or two perf. imperfections but a rare and attractive multiple usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 3970 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 6
    1858 (Sept 19): 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow, perf. 12½ x 15, an unused example of bright fresh colour, centred to right, tiny thin spot, part og. A scarce stamp in unused condition Mi = € 750. 
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3971 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 6
    1858: 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow, no wmk., perf. 12½, a used example on 1861 cover to Helsingfors, Finland tied by neat dotted '1' numeral with oval framed "St. Petersburg" despatch datestamp (June 14) in red below. 'ANK' arrival datestamp on reverse of a charming and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3972 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 6
    1858: 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow, no wmk., perf. 12½, a used example on 1859 cover to Helsingfors, Finland tied by dotted '1' numeral with framed "St. Petersburg" despatch datestamp (July 15) in red above. 'ANK' arrival datestamp (29/7) on reverse. Slight aging to cover but scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3973 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 6
    1858: 20 k. deep blue & orange-yellow, no wmk., perf. 12½, a used example on 1859 cover to Dorpat tied by dotted '1' numeral with circular "St. Petersburg" despatch datestamp (Nov 5) in red alongside. Reverse with boxed and dated handstamp in black (Nov 7). A scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3974 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 7
    1858 (Sept 19): 30 k. rose-carmine & yellow-green, perf. 12½ x 15, an unused example of bright fresh colour, fine, part og. A scarce stamp in unused condition Mi = € 1'200. 
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3975 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 9+10+11
    1864 (July 10): Arms 1 k. black & pale orange-yellow, 3 k. black & light green and 5 k. black & lilac, no wmk., perf. 12½, the set of three values unused, all of fresh colour, the 3 k. with hinge remnant, the other two values superb with large part og. Scarce and attractive set Mi = € 1'100.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3976 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 11
    1864 (July 10): Arms 5 k. black & lilac, no wmk., perf. 12½, an unused example, well centred and of fresh colour, large part og. Scarce Mi = € 350.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3977 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 12/17
    1864 (July 10): Arms 1 k. black & yellow, 3 k. black & green, 5 k. black & lilac, 10 k. blue & brown, 20 k. orange & blue and 30 k. green & carmine-rose; no wmk., perf. 14½ x 15, fresh colours, the 1 k. and 20 k. unused, balance fine large part og. Scarce Mi = € 950+.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3978 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 11
    1864: 5 k. black & lilac, no wmk., perf. 12½, a single example used on small 1865 local cover tied by "St. Petersburg" datestamp (Jan 28) struck in red. A fine and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3979 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 13y+16y
    1865: 3 k. black & pale green in a vertical pair and 20 k. blue & orange, used on 1869 cover to Boston, England, tied by "Kronstadt" cds's (Aug 13) in black. Framed 'P.D.' in red and reverse with Kronstadt and Boston cds's. A few minor imperfections but attractive.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3980 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 15+21x
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    1865: 10 k. brown & blue, no wmk., a single example and horizontal pair used in combination with 1866/75 10 k. brown & blue on horizontally laid paper, a horizontal pair, on 1867 cover to St. Petersburg tied by "Taganrog" cds's in black (June 17). Small piece of reverse missing of no significance; an extremely rare mixed issue usage. Cert. Miukulski.rnrnProvenance: Collection A. Fabergé, Corinphila sale 105, 16 Sept 1998, lot 8203.rn                     
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3981 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18x/23x
    1866 (Aug 20): Arms issue on horizontally laid wmk'd paper, perf. 14½ x 15, the set of six values unused, all of vibrant fresh colour, the 20 k. with insignificant gum bend, the 30 k. sheet marginal, all unmounted og. Rare thus Mi = € 380+.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3982 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18x/23x
    1866 (Aug 20): Arms issue on horizontally laid wmk'd paper, perf. 14½ x 15, the set of six values unused, in interpanneau gutter sheet marginal pairs, all of vibrant fresh colour, all stamps unmounted og. Rare thus and a delightful set Mi = € 750+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3983 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18x
    1866 (Aug 20): Arms issue 1 k. black on yellow on horizontally laid wmk'd paper, perf. 14½ x 15, two unused blocks of four in differing shades, one block with prominent flaw on numeral "1" at lower left, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3984 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18y
    1866/75: Arms 1 k. black & yellow on (scarce) vertically laid paper, a horizontal pair used on 1872 Printed Matter entire letter to Reval tied by "St. Petersburg / VII" datestamps (Jan 1) in black. Unobtrusive spike hole at left but a charming and unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3985 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18y+19y
    1866/75: Arms 1 k. black & yellow and 3 k. black & green on scarce vertically laid paper, used on 1872 Printed Matter entire letter to Grenoble, France tied by "Riga" datestamps (July 13) in black. Aachen "Aus Russland / franco" datestamp in red (July 26g) and French entry mark in blue alongside. Tiny closed tears along horizontal file fold but a rare 4 kopek rate with scarce adhesives.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3986 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18y+19x+20x
    1866/75: 1 k. black & yellow on vertically laid paper, 3 k. black & green in a deep shade in a vertical strip of three and 10 k. brown & blue used on 1873 cover to Marseille, France tied by "Odessa" datestamps in black (March 19) with framed 'AUS RUSSLAND / FRANCO' in black below. Marseille arrival on reverse of a most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3987 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 18+20+21
    1866/75: 1 k. black & yellow (2), 5 k. black & lilac and 10 k. brown & blue, used on 1871 cover to Amsterdam tied by "St. Petersburg VII" datestamps (Aug 30) in black. Aachen 'Aud Russlan / Franco' transit cds in red and reverse with Amsterdam arrival (Sept 14) in black. 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3988 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19xF+18x+21x
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green, Error of Background, used with 1 k. black & yellow and 10 k. brown & blue on 1871 entire letter to Micheldorf, Austria all tied by "Ryslek" datestamps (June 15 ) with straight line "RUSSIE" in black below. Reverse with Michldorf  arrival (July 4), a fine entire. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3989 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19xF+18x+21x
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green, Error of Background, used with 1 k. black & yellow and 10 k. brown & blue on 1870 cover to Königsberg, Prussia all tied by "Kharkov" datestamps (April 29) with two line "AUS RUSSLAND / FRANCO-TOUT" in black below. Reverse with range of transits and arrivals, a fine cover. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3990 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19+20+21
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green, 5 k. black & lilac and 10 k. brown & blue, used on 1868 single rate cover to Glarus tied by 'Odessa' datestamps in black (Sept 14j). Reverse with Vienna cds, 'Romanshgorn-Bern' TPO and Glarus arrival cds (Oct 3).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3991 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19x+20x+21y
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green, 5 k. black & lilac and 10 k. brown & blue (2, on vertically laid paper), used on 1871 entire letter to Montpellier, France at double rate, tied by "St. Petersburg VII" datestamps (Oct 1) in black; with Erquelines entry cds in blue and Montpellier arrival (Oct 18g) on reverse. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3992 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 19x+20x+22x
    1866/75: 3 k. black & green, 5 k. black & lilac and 20 k. blue & orange, used on 1871 entire letter to Montpellier, France at double rate, tied by "Odessa" datestamps in black; with Vienna transit cds (Nov 29) on reverse alongside arrivals. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 3993 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 20xa+23x
    1866/75: 5 k. black & lilac and 30 k. rose & green used on 1874 double rate cover to Tula tied by scarce two line dated "STAN GORODINO / 6 JUNE 1874" handstamp in  black (beautifully repeated twice on reverse) alongside arrival cds (June 9). Exquisite and rare.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3994 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 21x
    1866/75: 10 k. brown & blue on horizontally laid paper, a single example used on 1869 entire letter (June 6) from St. Petersburg to Tavastehus, Finland, probably handed direct to the ship with adshesive tied by "ANK 19/6" datestamp on arrival with "Helsingfors" cds (20/6) alongside further "Ank 20/6" datestamp in black. An unusual usage and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3995 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 22y
    1866/75: Arms 20 k. blue & orange on (rare) vertically laid paper, a single example used on 1872 cover to Lyon, France tied by "St. Petersburg" cds's (Nov 11) in black. Framed red 'PD' and 'Allemagne / Erq. Paris' entry marking on front (Nov 27g) in blue, arrival on reverse of a fine and scarce cover. Signed Mikuski.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3996 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 22x
    1866/75: Arms 20 k. blue & orange on horizontally laid paper, a used example on 1874 entire letter to Piraeus, Greece tied by "Taganrog" despatch cds (Jan 22) in black. Odessa transit cds on obverse and taxed on arrival with Greece 1872 5 l. green, minutely shaved at base overlapped on vertical pair of 20 l. deep blue with large margins all round and showing adjoining stamps at left, small indentation on one, tied by Piraeus '2' numeral in black. A rare and appealing combination in above average quality (Mi. 39+41).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3997 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 23y+20x
    1866/75: Arms 30 k. rose & green on (rare) vertically laid paper, used with 5 k. black & lilac on horizontally laid paper, small surface scrape, on 1872 registered cover to Kamenets-Podolsk, neatly tied by "Lityn" cds (April 11) in black. Despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. An attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3998 Russia

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    1877: Fieldpost during the Russo - Turkish War 1877/1878, Fieldpost Agency number 7: receipt for an insured letter of 49 roubles and 32 kopeks. A very rare and early document. Opinion Penev (2021).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3999 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 29/36+30b
    1884/88: Arms set of eight values to 70 k., wmk'd., on horizontally laid paper, fresh colours with four values marginal, together with additional 2 k. in blue-green deep shade, unmounted og. Superb.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 4000 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 29/36+30b
    1884/88: Arms set of eight values to 70 k., wmk'd., on horizontally laid paper, horizontal interpanneau gutter pairs, fresh colours with four values marginal, together with additional 2 k. in blue-green deep shade, unmounted og. Superb.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 4001 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 38y+39y
    1884 (Jan 25): Embossed Eagle 3 r. 50 k. black & grey and 7 r. 50 k. black & orange-yellow on vertically laid paper, perf. 13½, the set of two values, fresh colours and appearance, typical wrinkle on fine large part og. A scarce and fine set Mi = € 1'800.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4002 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 46yF+45y+59y
    1889/1904: Arms 2 k. green, variety "Missing Background" used with 1 k. orange and 7 k. blue applied as seals on reverse of registered 1905 cover mailed from Riga Railway Station and lightly tied by oval datestamps (May 7) in black. File fold well away from the adhesives. Rare: unpriced unused or used in Michel (Mi 46yF).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4003 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 49yU var
    1889/1904: Arms 7 k. deep blue, a used horizontal pair from lower right corner of sheet / pane, showing varieties: "Imperforate" and "Background Misplaced", the latter being a shift of some 4 mm., tied to large piece by cds's (27/4) in black. Rare and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 4004 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 49y
    1905 (June 8): Registered envelope from St. Petersburg to Kristiansstad Finland, bearing on reverse Arms 1902 7 kop. blue on verically laid paper (2), tied by "SHTAB 3 SPB ARM. KORP. / 8 6 05 POCHT. KONT." cds (date error) in blue, an information strike on front. Revese with Björneborg / Pori transit and Kristiansstad / Kristina arrival (July 15) cds's in black. An interesting military command cover from the end of the Russo-Japanese war, the registration number exceptionally in manuscript.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 4005 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 61AUu
    1906: 5 r. pale, deep blue & green, vertically laid paper, perf. 13½, an unused example from base of sheet, variety "Imperforate between stamp and margin", fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Mi = € 300.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 4006 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 77 B x b var
    1917: 1 rub imperf. two complete sheets of 50 adhesives, one showing variety: Center inverted (Mi 77 B x K1), the other sheet showing variety: underprint shifted (Mi unlisted), sheets in unmounted og. condition.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 4007 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 81B
    1917 (March): 10 r. red-brown, lilac-carmine and yellow on ordinary wove paper, an imperforate block of four, marginal from left of sheet, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scarce Mi = € 320+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 4008 Russia

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    1863: City Post 5 k. black & blue, perf. 12¼ x 12½, an unused block of six (3 x 2) from corner of the pane, of fine fresh colour, large part og. with lower stamps unmounted og. A fine multiple.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4009 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 2
    1863: City Post 5 k. black & blue, perf. 12¼ x 12½, a used single example tied to small piece by bold strike of oval "SPB" struck in red. Superb.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4010 Russia

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    1863: City Post 5 k. black & blue, perf. 12¼ x 12½, a used single example tied to local 1864 cover by "St. Petersburg Stadtpost No. 6" datestamp in red (March 26) with superb strike of same on reverse. One corner perf. fault at upper right and the envelope with slight crease and closed tear at right well away from the adhesive; a rare and appealing cover. Cert. Mikulski (1988).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 4012 Russia

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    1858 (Sept): Russia Arms 10 k. brown & bright blue, no wmk., perf. 12¼ x 12½, a used block of four tied to piece by "CONSTANTINOPLE" cds (Tchilinghirian fig. 3) a complete strike in blue. Exceptional and rare. Signed Mavrogordato.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4017 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 32D
    Russian Shipmail; 1910 (Jan 23): Bulgaria Small Lion 10 st. rose perf. 11½, a horizontal pair and a single previously used together and tied by large oval "ROPiT AGENT. BURGAS" datestamp in blue (similar to Tchilinghirian fig. 86). An exceptional usage on Bulgarian definitives.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 4019 Russia

    British Intervention in Southern Russia 1919: Printed envelope from Odessa to Boston, USA franked by Russia Imperial 1 k. orange in strip of four and Ukraine Trident optd. pair of 15 k. reddish-purple & blue tied by three strikes of "FIELD POST OFFICE / H.12" (March 4) - the British P.O. based on the quay at Constantinople, just 12 days prior to the base being closed. Reverse with "Passed by Censor" black on white Reseal. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 4024 Russia

    1857/1960c.: Phenomenal collection Russia and Soviet Union in a large box, with classics including two 1857 10 k. imperforate, later Arms issues are also well represented with many pieces with clear cancellations, Soviet era with many unused, including much with full og. The 1924/25 Workers issue with many sheet centre blocks of four with full og., charities in part sheets, later issues also well represented with Zeppelins and miniature sheets. The collector has actively sought varieties with double prints frequently found, together with 'back of the book' section of the Levant and Chinese P.O.'s and some Finland.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4025 Russia

    1858/1980: Tremendous stock Russia and Sowjet Union in a medium size box containing Albums and folders. The early issues include some unused stamps and a multitude of postmarks with good stamps throughout early Sowjet-Union with some unmounted mint, private relief stamps in complete sheets, 1977/1980 Olympics "Cities" two complete sheets of 16 of each set. Immense catalogue value.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 4026 Russia

    1868/1993: Comprehensive collection of Russia and Sowjet Union in a large box, with many good miniature sheets, stamps and covers. 1923 "Labour Day" with bronze overprints in both papers and golden overprint unused og or full og., all signed either Mikulski or EBNET BPP (Mi. 212a/214a and 212b), 1924/25 "Workers" gutter pairs, 1931 Malguin ice breaker complete set (Mi.402B/405B) on letter and postcard with "Polar flight" Zeppelin cachet. Many later good items. The lot also contains much back of the book material, including "Wrangel Army" and other civil war issues, as well as a run of "Wenden Disrtict". Attractive lot well worth close inspection.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 4033 Russia

    1823/1935: Accumulation of Russia and Sowjet area material including 34 letters. The earliest is a letter with "MEMEL" transit markings dated 1823. The lot also contains 1868 issue to 20 k. unused stamps, a Polarfahrt Zeppelin cover to Amsterdam franked 2 r. and 35 k. with "FRIEDRICHSHAFEN" arrival (SIEGER 120Ab), Civil war issues such as North Western Army to 10 R used. Further Finland 3 r 50 k. and 7 r. (Mi. 46 and 47) unused og. both signed and a number of other items including 1922 5th aniversary 45 k. airmail stamp in block of 4 with full og. Excellent lot.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4034 Russia

    1824/1864: Collection of twentysix foreign destination letters from "MOSCOW", "ST. PETERSBURG", "WARSZAWA" and others, with a wide range of transit marks, including a 1824 letter from Moscow with a "P. MEMEL" transit mark. Others include "AUS RUSSLAND EISENBAHN POST BUREAU XI. in red on letter from "WARZAWA" to Berlin. Occusional letters going the other way including to "RIGA". Interesting and varied lot.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4035 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5+21+22
    1858/73: Collection of St. Petersburg postmarks from classic period, largely on 1858 10 k. perf. 12½, with loose stamps (5) and usages on covers (7) showing dotted '1' cancels and differing despatch markings, 1866 10 k. on cover tied by oval framed SPB handstamp, 20 k. used as single franking on cover to France etc., all in fine quality (15 items).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 4036 Russia

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    Catalogue# : 5+18/19+21+25/26
    1858/75: Cover selection (5) with 1858 10 k. usages on covers (2), 1872 1 k., 3 k. and 10 k. used on cover to Trieste, Austria; 1875 8 k. grey & carmine-rose used on cover from Riga to Santander, Spain (a most unusual destination), 1878 cover with 8 k. tied by two line dated handstamp in black.  
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4037 Russia

    1858/1942c: Lot covers / postcards incl. 1858/68 two envelopes from POST ROOP, 1862/82 several inland covers, 1868/75 six covers abroad, 1877 PSC to New York, 1878 double rate registered cover from Ruza to Moscow, 1895 envelope with forbidden usage of stationery cutouts, 1898 picture postcard Pavlosvsk to Hongkong, 1904/13 two Volga shipmail postcards, 1904 Russo-Japanese War fieldpost items, 1906 two essays of a double closed lettercard with prepaid reply, 1906 registered letter from "SHTAB SPB. ARM KORP", 1910 Kharbin Vokzal, Manchuria to Germany, WWI POW postcards, marine fieldpost, 1913 ROPiT Yaffa cover to Russia, 1913 registered cover Omsk to New York, 1915 printed matter envelope of the stamp dealer Eichental, 1919 Chainbreaker on lettercard, RSFSR inflation covers, 1936 propaganda stationery postcards. Also zemstvo unused stationery, two covers from Gadiach, combination frankings with Imperial adhesives from Urshum, Bogorodsk, Zolotonov, Shatsk & Vyatka, combination franking Russian Levant with Bogorodsk (2). Also covers from independent Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. An impressive lot (116 covers).
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 4038 Russia

    1895/1925: Interesting lot 390 picture postcards b/w or in colour, used/unused, showing topographic views (lithographs), artistic cards, various Russian charcters, rural life, military sceneries, cards for the benefit of the Red Cross, humoristic cards and caricatures as well as bunch of modern reprints, mainly in good condition and housed in a large postcard album.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 4039 Russia

    1900/20: Lot 400 picture postcards b/w and in colour, few are used but mostly unused or in mint condition, incl. cards showing various coat of arms, members of the Russian Aristocracy, Czar's family and their kids, cards issued at the occasion of visits by important persons, caricature set 'Le voyage en Russie' (12 cards), military sceneries and more, mainly in good conditon and housed in a large postcard album.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 4040 Russia

    BEM Elisaveta, Boehm / Böhm Elisabeth (1843-1914): Attractive Lot of about 60 original pencil drawings sketches and silhouettes, with some colored included, executed by the famous Russian painter and popular designer of postcards. A rare opportunity. Married with the prominent Russian-Hungarian violinist Ludwig Boehm, professor of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Elisabeth Boehm illustrated children books and created more than 350 postcards, most of them printed by the St. Eugenia Welfare Society.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 4329 Russia

    VII. World Jamboree Aschau, Bad Ischl Austria 1951 (Aug. 3 to 13): Russian Displaced Persons Camps (Feldmoching), black overprint "VII / Jamboree / 1951" on 'Peter the Great' and 'Pushkin's Birthday' - Scout stamps, including imperf. 18 (pf.) carmine and 5 / 18 (pf.) perf., both on gummed paper, imperf. 24 (pf.) blue imperf. without gum as well as perf. and imperf. 48 (pf.) green of which the latter one on gummed paper, also fine combination cover franked with Austrian Scout stamp 1 s. tied by the Austrian Jamboree cancel together with Russian Scout stamp 24 (pf.) blue imperf. and perf. 48 pf. green tied by Russian Boy Scout cancel. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 4330 Russia

    1955/57: Lot six covers from the 8th World Jamboree in Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, Canada, together with 15 covers/cards of the 9th World Jamboree in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Warickshire, England, incl. envelopes from Bahrain and Qatar, registered envelope from Muscat as well as 'poached egg' testing labes, three horizontal pairs used on envelope.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4330B Russia

    1912 (Apr. 8): Early Scouts' postcard from St. Petersburg addressed to Chief Scout R. Baden Powell at  '112 Victoria St. London' with imprint on address side: 'Uchenik Novichek, St. Petersburg Nevski 112, 2 R. 50 per year' (student news-journal) and on picture side with printed message in English: "On this day, the holiday of our Patron Saint George, we the Russian Boy-Scouts wish to convey kindly feelings of brotherly love and friendship towards the British Chief Scout and his followers." Fine and very early Russian Scouts' document.rnIn 1910 Baden-Powell visited Tsar Nicholas II in Tsarskoye Selo and in 1914 Colonel Oleg Pantyukhov established a society called Russkiy Skaut. Scouting spread rapidly across Russia and into Siberia, and by 1916, there were about 50,000 Scouts in Russia. Nicholas' son Tsarevich Aleksei was a Scout himself.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4330A Russia

    1910 (July 2): Fine and clear strike of circular Russian Scout handstamp: 'Russkiy Skaut - Bud Gotov' (Be Prepared) in violet, used on 4 kop. stationery card from Charkow Station to Montreux, Switzerland backstamped on arrival July 10th. Very early card of one of the first Scout Camps in Russia.rnIn 1908, Baden-Powell's book Scouting for Boys came out in Russia by the order of Tsar Nicholas II. On April 30 1909 the young  Colonel Oleg Pantyukhov organized the first Russian Scout 'Beaver' troop in Pavlovsk, a town near Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 4331 Russia

    1916 (Apr. 1): Censored Greeting Card with the Emblem of the Russian Scouts (card No. 1 of the 1914 issued set) mailed from St. Petersburg and addressed to the Boy Scouts in Troyes, France: "Vive la France! Boy Scouts de Petrograd desiraient correspondre avec Boy Scouts de Troyes. Prenez s.v.p. notre fraternel salut! tout droit! Bud gotov!" First attempt to correspond with French Scouts in Troyes. Fine and scarce card sent during WW I.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 4332 Russia

    1917 (Apr. 12): Censored Greeting Card 'Romanov Palace' from the same correspondence from St. Petersburg to Troyes, France, showing on picture side fine strike of double circle handstamp with Scouts Mouvement Fleur-de-Lis: 'Obshestvo Russkiy Skaut Petrograd' the official Russian Scouting Organisation in St. Petersburg. Interesting card extraordinarily written two months after the February Revolution.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 4332A Russia

    1914: The complete set of ten Russian Scout's post cards, all unused and all with printed emblem of the Russian Scout Movement 'Bud Gotov!' (Be Prepared!) on the address side, from card 'No. 2' onwards all with photographs and texts attesting to the various Scouts' skills and achievments. A fine and very rare complete set.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4378 Russia

    1946/47: Russian Displaced Persons Camp Mönchehof Scout Post, collection on album pages starting with first issue proof 12 (Pf.) orthodox church and 24 (Pf.) Easter Egg in front of Fleur-de-Lis printed as pair on grey blue paper, first issue on brown paper block of eight unused together with rare usages on cards (3), further Dec.12 1946 Christmas issue 12 (Pf.) green in unused imperforated sheetlets of eight with five usages: on cards (3) and two on envelopes. All fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4379 Russia

    Russian Displaced Person Camp Feldmoching 1950/51: Selection of 26 unused Scout stamps perf. and imperf. on different papers, with un-overprinted issues, stamps with only surcharge overprints, cyrillic overprints 'CAMP POST / FELDMOCHING', 'Philatelic / Exhibition / Feldmoching 8.7.50', '7. November / Day / of Nonreconciliation', 1951 'UdSSR ist nicht Russland / der Russe ist nicht Kommunist' and 1953 'USSR is not Russia / Russians are not Communists' as well as '1.7.1951 VII / Jamboree 1951'.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 4380 Russia

    Russian Displaced Person Camp Feldmoching 1950/51: Large front of cover, franked with unoverprinted 12 (pf.) green tied by Camp datestamp (3.4.50) with additional franking of German stamps 2 pf. and 8 pf. dispatched at Munich (3.4.50) to France, postcard franked with 5 / 18 (pf.) overprinted in cyrillic 'Camp  Post / Feldmoching 6.6.1950" tied by Camp cds. (7.11.50) the day of "TAG DER UNVERSÖHNLICHKEIT MIT DEM BOLSCHEWISMUS', further 10 /48 pf. green on internal envelope as well as another envelope franked with 'Peter the Great' 10/ 12 (pf.) green overprinted with cyrillic 'PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / Feldmoching 8.7.50' in combination with Pushkin 20 / 48 (pf.) cancelled with Camp datestamp (6.2.51). Fine.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF
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