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Russian Foreign Mail


From Russia to Europe - Netherlands through Switzerland
 
 
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Lot 1254

1768 folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, beautiful strike boxed "St. Petersbovrg" postmark (Dobin 0.02) red manuscript "7", "fr Emr" and (on reverse) "44", Very Fine. Routed via Memel to Emmerich for 44 kopeks (11 silbergroshen) or 7 Dutch stuivers.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1255

1815 (10/22 Apr.) folded letter from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam via Arnheim, postmarked light "Saint Peterbourg" straightline with red Arnheim half-circle handstamp, manuscript rates "5" stuivers and (on reverse) "68" kopeks, Very Fine. Sent during Napoleon's Waterloo Campaign or the 100 Days War.
Estimate 250 - 350
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Lot 1256

1831 (1/13 Jun.) folded letter from Riga, Latvia to Scheidam (25.6) via Memel (15.6) and Arnheim, postmarked large Riga double circle and Memel straightline, handstamped "Franco" and red "Francotoùt" with "Köngl.Pr./Contumaz/Direction/zu Nimmersatt" (Lithuania) disinfection handstamp and several fumigation holes, manuscript "fr4", red boxed Arnheim entry mark, Schiedam c.d.s., and manuscript "60½" (kopeks) on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

This and the following two covers were carried during cholera epidemic that began in 1826 in India and had, by 1831, killed nearly 200,000 people in Russia.

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Lot 1257

1831 (18/30 Sep.) folded letter datelined Libau, Latvia to Schiedam (12.10) via Arnheim, disinfected letter postmarked boxed "Memel/ 2. Oct." with "San. St" (Brandenburg) and red "Gezuiverd" (Arnheim) disinfection handstamps, manuscript "17" and "130" rates, backstamped Arnheim and Schieden, Very Fine. Postage was 17 silbergroshen (105 Dutch centimes) plus 25 centimes for a total of 130 centimes.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1258

1832 (4/16 Jan.) folded letter from Riga, Latvia to Scheidam (27.1), disinfected letter postmarked red straightline "Riga 1832./ ianuar 4", sent via Memel (18.1) and Arnheim, handstamped "Franco", red boxed "Francotoùt" and straightline "Gezuiverd" (cleaned), boxed Arnheim transit, Schiedam receiver and manuscript "60½" (kopek) rate on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1259

1834 (26 May/7 Jun.) folded letter from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (19.6) via Arnheim, postmarked straightline "S Petersburg/26 Mai 1834", "Franco", red boxed "Francotoùt" and manuscript "4" rate, Arnheim transit, Amsterdam receiver and manuscript "60½" on reverse, Very Fine. Postage was 60½ kopeks with 4 silbergroshen credit to Prussia.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Van der Linden.

Carried to Lübeck by "Alexandra" of the Petersburg Steamship Co.

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Lot 1260

1866 (9/21 May) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (25.5), bearing 1864 3k and 1865 5k & 10k tied by dotted lozenge cancels, red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg railway "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (23.5), blue sender's oval and red manuscript "f 3" (Sgr) credit to Holland.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1261

1867 (18/30 Mar.) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (2.4), bearing 1865 1k, 10k & 20k and 1866 5k cancelled St. Petersburg-Warsaw railway c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (31.3), straightline "Franco" and blue sender's oval, manuscript "2", "f6" and "36" rates, Very Fine four-color franking. Rated as a double-weight letter at two times the 10¢ inland rate plus 18k for Prussia and Holland.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1986 Chiavarello Certificate.
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Lot 1262

1869 (21 Nov./3 Dec) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (8.12), bearing 1866 3k & 5k (3) cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg railway c.d.s. (4.12), blue sender's oval and red "2¾" (Sgr.) rate, Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1263

1870 (5/17 Feb.) folded cover from Moscow to Amsterdam (22.2), bearing 1866 3k & 5k (3) cancelled red Moscow foreign mail c.d.s., red "Frankirovano" and Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (20.2), blue sender's handstamp, red manuscript "f3" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia and Holland, Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1264

1870 (16/28 Jul.) folded cover from Libau, Latvia to Amsterdam (3.8) via Memel (29.7), bearing 1866 3k, 5k & 10k cancelled by Libau c.d.s., handstamped "Franco" and boxed "Aus Russland", blue sender's oval and red manuscript "3" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia and Holland, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1265

1870 (19/31 Jul.) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (5.8), bearing 1866 1k (2), 5k & 10k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., straightline "Franco" and red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (1.8), blue sender's oval, red manuscript "2¾", Very Fine. 2¾sgr, or 7k, was credited to Prussia and Holland.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1266

1871 (12/24 Jul.) folded cover from Riga, Latvia to Amsterdam (27.7), bearing 1866 1k (2), 3k (2) & 10k cancelled Riga c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (25.7), blue sender's oval and red manuscript "f2¾" (Sgr.) credit for forwarding,Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1267

1871 (30 Jul./11 Aug.) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam (14.8), bearing 1866 1k, 3k (2) & 10k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (12.8), blue sender's oval and red "2¾" (Sgr.) credit for forwarding, Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1268

1879 (16/28 Mar.) envelope from Reval, Estonia to Amsterdam (3.4), bearing 1866 1k block of six (2) and singles (4) tied on reverse by Reval c.d.s., carried by St. Petersburg-Wilna railway (17/29.3), "A 63" oval handstamp, addressed to Captain I.H. Meyer of the S.S. Castor, Fine and a most unusual composition of the 16k double-U.P.U. rate.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1269

1850 (17/29 May) folded letter from Kronstadt to Drammen, via Åbo, Eckerö, Grisslehamn, Stockholm, Carlstad and Konvinger, Kronstadt and Stockholm (10.6) postmarks on reverse along with manuscript "1. franco Gränze" (paid to border), Very Fine. Effective 1 Jan. 1847 postage to the border was 10k, or 10SkBco, plus 10SkBco credit to Sweden and 6SkSp to Norway.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1270

1856 (9/21 Aug.) folded letter from Riga, Larvia to Trondhiem, red "Aus Russland" and "Franco" handstamps and Riga sender's oval, light strike boxed Riga postmark on reverse along with "Koengsbg./23.8*I/Marienbg." railway postmark and K.D.O.P.A. Hamburg transit c.d.s. (26.8), manuscript "f6" (Sgr.) on front and "f10½" (Sgr.) on reverse, Extremely Fine. Total postage of 10½sgr was divided among Russia (3sgr), Prussia (3sgr) and Norway (4.5sgr).
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1271

1857 (30 Dec./11 Jan. 58) folded cover from Odessa to Trondhiem, Odessa diamond, boxed "Aus Russland", Helsinki (21.1) and blue Svinesund (25.1) c.d.s. and small sender's oval, manuscript "3/3", Breslau-Berlin railway postmark (18.1), Hamburg transit c.d.s. (19.1) and script "Porto" handstamp with manuscript "3", Very Fine. Postage included 3sgr each to Russia and Prussia.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1272

1872 (1/13 Jul.) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Christiania (17.7), bearing two each 1866 1k & 10k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (14.7), red manuscript "2" changed to "4", red St. Petersburg foreign mail c.d.s. (1/13.7) on reverse; small faults 10k pair, Fine. Postage of 22k included 12k, or 4sgr, for external forwarding.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1273

1872 (12/24 Jul.) folded letter from Onega to Arendal via St. Petersburg (21.7/2.8), Stockholm (8.8) and Christiania (9., bearing 1866 3k (2) & 10k cancelled Onega c.d.s., oblong-boxed "Franco." handstamp and manuscript "20", Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1274

1872 (1/13 Aug.) folded cover from St. Petersburg to Laurvik via Christiania (17.8), bearing 1866 3k (2) & 10k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (14.8), manuscript "3½" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia and blue sender's oval; 10k with slight perf damage, Very Fine.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1275

1872 (30 Aug./11 Sep.) folded letter from Onega to Arendal via St. Petersburg (9/21.9), Stockholm (28.9) and Christiania, bearing 1866 1k, 5k (on vertically laid paper) & 10k cancelled light Onega c.d.s., markings same as previous lot, Very Fine.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1276

1875 (12/24 Jun.) folded letter from Narva, Estonia to Mandal via St. Petersburg (13.6), bearing two each 1866 3k & 5k cancelled Narva c.d.s., manuscript "30" and "15" (Pfg.) credits to Prussia and Norway, Very Fine.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1277

1871 (23 Jul./4 Aug.) folded letter from St. Petersburg to Lisbon, bearing 1866 10k & 20k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red boxed "P.D.", Portuguese "Franca" oval, partial Lisbon c.d.s. on reverse, red manuscript "6" (Sgr.) credit, Very Fine. The 20k for external postage was equal to 6sgr, with 3sgr going to Prussia, 2sgr to France, and 1sgr to Portugal.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1278

1872 (27 Apr./9 May) folded letter from Riga, Latvia to Lisbon (16.5), bearing three 1868 vertically laid paper 10k cancelled Riga c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (9.5), boxed "P.D." and manuscript "6" (Sgr.), blue sender's oval, Very Fine.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1279

1855 (7/19 Nov.) folded letter from Odessa to Gallatz (8.12) via Czernowitz (4.12), postmarked undated Odessa oval and straightline "Russie", Czernowitz and blue Gallatz (Austrian P.O.) straightline datestamps on reverse along with script straightline "Porto", Very Fine. Mailed during the Crimean War.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1280

1860 Poland 1k blue and red, deep colors and excellent centring, deep colors and excellent centering, tied by "1" in concentric circles on neat envelope to Jassy, "Warszawa" thimble type origin date stamp (21.10) in red, unframed "Pologne" handstamp, and Austrian Post Office arrival c.d.s. in blue, taxed "15/25" (soldi/kreuzer), representing 15kr Austrian carriage and 10kr for Levant postage, Very Fine and of the utmost rarity.
Estimate 4,000 - 6,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED USAGES OF THE 1860 10 KOPEK ON MAIL SENT ABROAD (THE OTHER IS LOT 1027).

The 1860 Poland 10 kopek was supposed to be valid for use only within Poland or on mail to Russia.

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Lot 1281

1869 (25 June/7 July) envelope to Bucharest (15/7) via Czernowitz (10.7), bearing 1k and 3k vertical strip of three cancelled by "Odessa" c.d.s., oval "Frankirovano" handstamp in red, rated "15", small cover faults and 1k has minor faults due to application just over edge of envelope, Very Fine franking.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1282

1873 (10/22 Feb.) envelope from St. Petersburg to San Fernando (1.3), bearing 1866 3k, 5k & 10k cancelled St. Petersburg c.d.s., red boxed "P.D.", manuscript routing instruction "Voie d' Autriche", backstamped only San Fernando receiver, Very Fine and rare. The rate was 18 kopeks.
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000

ONLY VERY FEW COVERS TO SPAIN ARE RECORDED.
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Lot 1283

1870 (10/22 Feb.) folded letter from Riga, Latvia to Stockholm (2.3), bearing two 1866 10k cancelled Riga c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (23.2) and manuscript "3½" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia, Riga-Dünaburg railway c.d.s. on reverse (10.2), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1284

1879 (Jul.) envelope to Westerwik, bearing a 1878 7k tied by a perfectly struck Stockholm "K.E." (exchange office) c.d.s. (5.7), Extremely Fine and most unusual.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1285

1904 (15 Nov.) Ustsysolsk (Vologda) via Pecherskoye to Umeå, 1894 5k Ustsysolsk local registered envelope (H&G C2) with 2k (2) and (on reverse) 5k Ustsysolsk adhesives cancelled by violet boxed Ustsysolsk postmarks, Russian 1902-04 3k (on reverse) & 7k tied by Pecherskoye Vologda c.d.s.; small insignificant sealed tear at right, Very Fine and very rare use of "Zemstvos" to a foreign destination.
Estimate 2,500 - 3,500
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Lot 1286

1841 (20 Sept./2 Oct.) folded letter from St. Petersburg to Wohlen, by steamer Nicolai I via Lübeck and Berlin (8.10), straightline "Franco/aus Russland", boxed St. Petersburg postmark and 61½ (Kop.) on reverse, Very Fine. Also includes an 1833 circular sent by the Petersburg Steamship Co. announcing sailings of Alexandra and Nicolai I between St. Petersburg and Lübeck.
Estimate 200 - 250
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Lot 1287

1849 (16/28 Feb.) folded letter from Moscow to Wohlen, "Aus Russland" and "OP" handstamps, red Moscow 2-line postmark and "Porto" with "Berlin/ 9 3" postmark on reverse, rated for "2½" (loth) and "25 cop." in Russia, re-weighed at "L3.9" and "23¼" changed to "26¼" (Sgr.) in Prussia with "30" (Kr.) to Baden, Very Fine.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1288

1864 98/20 Sep.) envelope from Reval, Estonia to Nyon (27.9) via Riga, Latvia (11/23.9), bearing 1858 20k and 1864 1k (2) & 5k cancelled Reval c.d.s., red boxed "Aus Russland Franco", manuscript "fo" (Franco), blue manuscript "2", Eydkuhnen-Bromberg straightline postmark (25.9) on reverse, Fine. Inland postage was 10k with the remaining 17k, or 5sgr, divided as 2sgr to Prussia, 3kr to Baden, and 10rp to Switzerland. This is the earliest recorded cover to a foreign destination bearing Russian stamps.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1289

1865 (9/21 Mar.) small envelope from Moscow to Basel (26.3), bearing 1858 20k and 1864 1k & 3k tied by dotted lozenge "15" cancels, red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (24.3), blue Hotel Billo datestamp, Fine. 24k postage included 10k inland postage and should have included 17k or 5sgr for forwarding. The cover was apparently allowed to pass for 14k or 4½sgr.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Mertens (II).
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Lot 1290

1865 (27 Aug./8 Sep.) envelope from Kharkov to Vevey (17.9), bearing 1864 1k & 10k pair and 1865 3k pair cancelled Kharkov c.d.s., fancy boxed "Franco" and red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (15.9), Baden and Basel-Olten railway c.d.s. (17.9) on reverse, manuscript "6" and (on reverse) "f5" rates; multiple tears (including the 1k stamp) pieced back together, scarce 27k rate.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1291

1866 (15 Mar.) envelope from Janow Zamajski, Poland to Fribourg (22.3) via Warsaw (19.3), bearing a horizontal pair each of the 1858 10k and 1864 1k & 3k cancelled 4-ring "103" cancels, bold boxed bilingual "Janow Zamoj." postmark, red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (20.3) and arced box "Franco"; aged paper, flap tear on reverse, Fine. 28k postage included 18k, or 5sgr, credited to Prussia (2sgr), Baden (3kr) and Switzerland (10rp).
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1292

1867 (13/25 Nov.) envelope from Barnaul, Siberia to St. Gallen (23.12), by rail via Moscow (6/18.12), red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" (20.12) and six other transit and receiving c.d.s.s. on reverse, manuscript red "80" (Rap.), "20" (Kr.) and "3" (Sgr.) ratings, Very Fine. Very scarce Siberian origin.
Estimate 200 - 250
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Lot 1293

1868 (11/23 Jan.) folded letter from Alexandrov to Zurzach (31.1) via Moscow (14/26.1), bearing two each 1865 1k & 10k cancelled Alexandrov c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (29.1) and sender's oval, Very Fine. 10k was for inland postage. The remaining 12k was credited to Prussia (1¼sgr), Baden (3kr) and Switzerland (10rp).
Estimate 600 - 800

Provenance: Fabergé.
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Lot 1294

1868 (7/19 Jun.) folded letter from Wilna, Lithuania to Langnau (21.6), bearing 1865 5k and 1866 3k & 10k (2) cancelled blue Wilna c.d.s., red oval "Frankirovano" and Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (19.6), green sender's oval, manuscript rates; horizontal file fold through two stamps, expert repair in center where rates have been redrawn, Very Fine appearance. The 18k (6sgr) above the 10k inland postage was credited 2sgr each to Prussia, Baden and Switzerland.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1295

1868 (15/27 Jun.) small envelope from St. Petersburg to Lausanne (2.7), bearing a pair each of 1866 1k & 10k cancelled by red St. Petersburg foreign mail c.d.s., boxed "Insufficiently Paid" handstamps in Russian (black) and in German (red), manuscript "6" and "7½" rate markings; slight toning, spindle hole at upper left, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1296

1868 (6/18 Dec.) envelope from St. Petersburg to Lausanne (22.12), bearing two each 1866 1k & 10k tied by "S.P.B." dotted ovals, St. Petersburg (7/19.12) and red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" (20.12) c.d.s., red St. Petersburg foreign mail c.d.s. on reverse, Fine. Postage was 10k inland with the remaining 12k to destination divided among Prussia (1½sgr), Baden (3kr) and Switzerland (10rp).
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1297

1869 (10/22 Dec.) folded letter from St. Petersburg to Bern (25.10), bearing 1865 1k (4) and 1866 10k cancelled St. Petersburg-Warsaw railway c.d.s., boxed "Insufficiently Paid" handstamps in Russian and in German, manuscript "4 Sgr" "=50" (Rp.), "40" and "68", rcd "Aus Russland Porto" c.d.s. (23.12) on reverse, Very Fine. The 24k postage was a 3k underpayment of the 27k rate. The letter was assessed 90rp due with 50rp (4sgr) going to Russia, the remaining 40rp to Switzerland.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1298

1870 (7/19 Mar.) envelope from St. Petersburg to Geneva, bearing 1866 1k (4), 5k & 10k tied by dotted oval "S.P.B." cancels, St. Petersburg and red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" (21.3) c.d.s., red manuscript "3" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia, Fine.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 1299

1870 (30 Mar./11 Apr.) envelope from Moscow to Colombier (15.4), bearing 1866 3k (with 5k background, Scott #20b), 5k and 10k cancelled Moscow railway c.d.s., red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (13.4); manuscript "f3" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia; sealed tears at lower left, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1300

1870 (9 May) folded cover from Warsaw to Langnau (11.5), bearing 1866 3k (with 5k background, Scott #20b), 5k & 10k tied by octagonal-rings "1" postmarks, red Warsaw c.d.s., arced box "Franco" and red Alexandrowo-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (9.5), red manuscript "3" (Sgr.) credit to Prussia, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1301

1870 (28 May/9 Jun.) envelope from Tiflis, Georgia to Geneva via Moscow (8/20.6), bearing 1865 1k & 3k and 1866 3k (2) & 10k cancel Tiflis dotted circles "49" postmarks, red Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (23.6), redirected to Celigny (26.6); minor tone spots, Very Fine. Postage of 20k includes 10k inland and 10k to Prussia.
Estimate 600 - 800

Provenance: H. Schaefer.
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Lot 1302

1870 (7/19 Oct.) envelope to Igis, bearing 1866 1k (two on reverse), 3k (two, with 5k background, Scott #20b) and 10k cancelled Kiev-Odessa railway c.d.s., serrated box "Aus Russland", boxed Anschwitz-Breslau railway postmark and Chur c.d.s. on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1303

1871 (24 Feb./8 Mar.) folded letter from Moscow to Zurich (13.3), bearing 1866 1k, 5k & 10k (2) cancelled Moscow c.d.s. red oval "Frankirovano" and Eydkuhnen-Bromberg "Aus Russland Franco" c.d.s. (11.3), red Moscow foreign mail c.d.s. and diamond (25.2/9.3), Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 600
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