Lot 2677Norway, 1855, 4sk blue, large margins, tied by neat grid handstamp on folded letter to Christiania, with blue "Stavager 3/9 1855" cds, Very Fine. Facit No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2678Paraguay, 1884, 2¢ red, perf 11½, on two covers from correspondence to Montevideo; single in combination with 1883, 5c Revenue and other with two singles in combination with 1883, 10c Revenue, both tied by blue Correos De La Asuncion circular handstamps, reverse both with "Montevideo, 31 Marzo, 86" receiving cds's; cover file folds, Very Fine and unusual.
Scott No. 21c Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2679Peru, 1863, Embossed Arms, 1p brown, ample to huge margins, tied by Lima cds on 1864 folded letter to Cochabamba, Bolivia, with manuscript "Via Tacna" and "pr Vapor" endorsements, indistinct transit backstamp; cover file fold, Very Fine.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2680 oPortugal, 1895, St. Anthony of Padua, 2½r-1000r complete, all with neat town cancels, 1000r high value on piece, rich colors, a Very Fine set, a very scarce and difficult used set so nice; with 2015 S. Cilo certificate for 150r-1000r high values.
Scott No. 132-146 $1,154.
Lot 2681 ERussia, (1928) 1913 7k Nicholas II issue, Dr. Eckerlin rotary press sample sheet, bearing reproduction in reverse, wove paper (39x44mm), Very Fine, a very rare sample essay, accompanied by photocopy RPSL certificate for similar sheet.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Dr. Eckerlin was director of Herbst & Illig of Frankfort-am-Main, Germany. In 1928, Dr. Eckerlin contacted Treadway of ABN for purposes of promoting a proprietary rotary intaglio printing process that was faster and cheaper than steel engraving printing.
Lot 2682Russia, 1917, 5k Imperial Eagle, strip of four, pair and three singles, tied by Okna cds's on reverse of printed address cover to Berlin, Germany; small cover flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 133 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2683Crimea, (French Forces - Crimea) 1854 Bulgaria to Lyon, France, registered cover franked with France 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 25c blue on bluish, horizontal pair canceled by light "AOA" lozenge handstamps, paying the 20c soldier's concessionary rate plus 20c registration, including a 10c over payment on the recently introduced tariff, with "Armee D'Orient, Bau A, 10 Juil, 54" origin cds and red straight line "Charge" registry handstamp; usual cover wear and small stamp flaws, F.-V.F. appearance, a very scarce registered military mail usage, ex-Piat; with 1997 Behr and 2015 G. Todd certificates.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2684Crimea, (French Forces - Crimea) 1854 Bulgaria to Le Puy-en-Velay, France, cover franked with France 1853, Napoleon III imperforate, 10c bister on yellowish, top margin horizontal pair showing full sheet margin with sheet frameline (unfolded from over cover), tied by "AOB" lozenge cancels, matching "Armee D'Orient, Sed.re, 25 Juil, 54" cds from camp near Varna, Nimes transit and arrival backstamps, addressed to "Madame Generale Couston" whose husband was on active service in the Crimea; some docketing in address panel, otherwise Very Fine; with 2015 G. Todd certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2685Crimea, (French Forces - Crimea) 1854 Varna, Bulgaria to Benfeld, France, folded letter with bold "Armee D'Orient, Quartr. Gal., 4 Oct, 54" cds, large "30" rate handstamp cross out with manuscript "6" alongside, reverse with Marseilles transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2686Crimea, (French Forces - Crimea) 1855 Boghar, Algeria to Bourgas, Bulgaria, folded letter franked with clear to large margin France 1854, Napoleon III imperforate, 20c blue on bluish paying the soldier's concessionary rate, lightly canceled with bold "Boghar, Algerie, 14 Sept, 53" cds alongside, reverse with Medeah and "Armee D'Orient" backstamps, Very Fine; with 2015 G. Todd certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.