1848 20k dull blue, entire envelope (108:138mm) with imprint on backflap, Eagle with narrow tail, cancelled by pen, sent from "Lenkoran" (a small seaside city in Azerbaijan, near the southern border with Iran) to St. Petersburg, bearing a double-line "Lenkoran Odpra. 12 May, 1857" departure datestamp on front, also "Polucheno 1857/31 May Pold" (received in the afternoon of 31 May) arrival on back, with intact wax seal, fine, with Mikulski...
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Lot #1443 - RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1899-1903 Advertising lettersheets Empress Maria Fedorovna, three different, two apparently complete, used from Moscow and St. Petersburg, one supplemented with 2k franking, different adlets, mixed condition, mostly fine, scarce used
Lot #1444 - RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1906 10k blue and rose, essay prepared by the Russian delegation to the UPU, complete paid reply card, in letter-card tete-beche format (separated), with bilingual inscriptions "Avec Reponse Payee" and "Reponse", with perforated edges (minor separations noted) all around and on the bottom "detachez la bordure de long du pointille", adhesive markings on back, fine and rare stationery essay, only a few recorded (in the Rossica Journal No.64,...
Lot #1445 - RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1906 (10k) blue, essay prepared by the Russian delegation to the UPU, complete paid reply card, in letter-card tete-beche format, non-denominated, inscriptions in Cyrillic only, perforated; also a postal card, handstamped "Specimen"