RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Stamp Auctions

Lot 1193 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1193 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1900 (15 Sep) registered cover franked with 2x10k dark blue, sent from Troitskosavsk on the Mongolian border, showing very late use of the provisional registration label (sent by Mary Rodgers Larson to her mother in Albany. Larson and her husband Frans were working as missionaries in Kalgan, China, when they had to flee the Boxer Rebellion on 11 June 1900. They crossed the Gobi Desert and in August reached northern Mongolia where Frans obtained a job at a gold mine to pay for a trip to Albany. Frans transported gold to Kyakhta (Troitskosavsk) on the Russian border twice a month, at which time letters were mailed to Mary's parents)
Estimate: $250

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Lot 1194 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1194 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1908-12 Bukhara, correspondence of four covers to USA, sent from Novy Urgentch, Khiva, each franked with 10k blue, different departure markings, all addressed to Plymouth, Nebraska, two with arrival markings, some cover wear, otherwise fine, scarce usage
Estimate: $200

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Lot 1195 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1195 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1911 (10 Feb) picture postcard (Samarkand Mosque), franked with pair of 1k yellow, tied by "Chardchoui Zakasp. Obl" cds, sent to France, with Calvados arrival
Estimate: $100

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Lot 1190 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1190 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1854 (3 June) money letter sent from Semipalatinsk to Pavlovsk, then forwarded to Tsarskoe Selo, postmarked "Semipalatinsk" (Dobin unlisted), "Pavlovsk" (21.7) and Tsarskoe Selo (26.7), sent by Captain I. P. Grinenko to Lieut. A. R. Nasakin in the reserve battery of the seventh horse artillery brigade (In 1867 Nasakin was promoted to Lt. Col. and became a weapons inspector for the East Siberian Military District. In 1855 Grinenko was promoted to Lt. Col. and made commander of the 21st horse artillery battery of the Siberian line Cossack army)
Estimate: $150

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Lot 1196 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1196 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1912 (8 May) envelope of the Atbasar Copper Mines Company, franked with 10k dark blue, sent to Brooklyn from "Fort No. 2 Syr Dar", fine and scarce usage, with arrival pmk. (Fort No. 2 was the post office closest to the copper deposits 250 miles northeast at Dzhezkazkan, in southern Akmolinsk Territory. The sender was Herman C. Schriefer, a mining engineer who worked for this company from 1910 to 1912)
Estimate: $150

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Lot 1191 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1191 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1873 (26 Jan) money letter sent by the Syr-Darya territorial government in Tashkent to the St. Petersburg court for wards of the nobility. The letter contained 52.42 rubles. The weight fee was waived for official mail so the postage was 58 kopecks (53 kopecks for insurance and 5 kopecks for the receipt). The corner seals belong to the Tashkent Territorial Treasury. Due to native unrest along the direct route from Tashkent to Orenburg, this cover was routed via Verny, Semipalatinsk, and Omsk (Illustrated in Rossica 165)
Estimate: $250

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Lot 1197 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1197 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1914 (12 May) 4k stationery card (sent by French irrigation engineer Louis Cugnin) from the Bukharan town of Termez on the Afghan border to France. The message reads, "I received your letter of 8 May and it gave me much joy. Your letter arrived faster than I did because the mail crosses the Pamir Mountains to join the railway at Samarkand. I am the only French engineer along with three Russian engineers sent by the Russian banks. My mission will take only a few months and involves inspecting irrigation projects in Khiva, near the Aral Sea, and in the Caucasus, near the Persian border. I am permitted to write only post cards. Russian Turkestan, and especially the important border fortress at Termez, is closed to foreigners. I needed a special authorization from the Tsar. The country is very interesting. The mountains are always covered with snow, yet the climate is tropical. The heat is terrific - at least 35 degrees at night."
Estimate: $150

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Lot 1192 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1192 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1881 a written order for two post horses to allow Varvara Khozberg, Sister of Mercy at the Derbent Military Hospital, to travel from Tiflis to Derbent. Issued on 7 Feb. 1881 and signed by the Governor of Tiflis Province, Prince K. D. Gagarin. The Derbent hospital was treating casualties from the Akhal Teke expedition in Turkestan
Estimate: $250

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Lot 1262 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1262 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1910 two picture postcards, one franked with 3k red, canceled by oval "Chardchoui-Krasnovodsk" Railroad departure, repeated alongside and sent to Kharkov, with arrival cds (31.1.10), the other with 2k franking, canceled "Chardchoi Zakasp. Obl" and sent to Spain, with additional handstamp "Chardchou C.C.C. No.4593", fine usage from present-day Turkmenistan
Estimate: $100

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Lot 1263 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 1263 - RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1917 (27 Mar) picture postcard franked with 1k and 2k Arms, tied by two strikes of "Termez-Bukh. Vlad./b" double ringed datestamps, addressed to Petrograd, fine and rare (Tchil.fig 388)
Estimate: $100

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RUSSIA Russia Used in Asia