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Russia Zemstvo

Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)
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  • Lot# : 6712 Russia Zemstvo

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    Catalogue# : Wenden 5 + Russia 21x
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    Wenden 1867 (Oct 14): Cover from Wenden to Riga, bearing Wenden 2 kop. cramine-red & green, an early impression from the first printing, in mixed franking with Russia 1866 10 kop. brown & blue on horizontally laid paper, tied by fair WENDEN despatch cds. Reverse with indistinct RIGA arrival cds of the next day. Minor toning, nevertheless a very fine and distinctive combination franking. Cert. Mikulski  (1998).rnNote: Combination with the Wenden stamp paying the local rate within Wenden, while the Imperial adhesive paid the office-to-office rate.rnProvenance: Collection Agathon Fabergé, bought this item in 1912 from Göschel, his pencil notes on the inner side of the cover, 105. Corinphila sale (Sept 1988), lot 8510.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF
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