Los 10000 – The Earliest Cover from Russia Known with a Postag

Los 10000 – The Earliest Cover from Russia Known with a Postag
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
Realisierter Preis
30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Mi. 19 Sep 2012 at 09:00 (Europe/Zurich)
The Earliest Cover from Russia Known with a Postage Stamp 1840 (Nov) Pre-philatelic letter datelined St.Petersburg, RUSSIA, bearing a straight-line „Franco“ and „St.Petersburg, 10.NOV.1840“ (Julian Calender), rated on reverse „61 1/2“ kop and „1/8“ (the rate to England via Prussia), but without any transit markings, addressed to Cox’s Hotel London, England, where it was rated „N1/8“, arriving on December 6, 1840 (Georgian Calender); it was re-addressed by the Hotel to Kearsney-Abbey and an 1840 1d black pl.1b BB was added and tied by a red Maltese Cross, bearing London ds of December 7 on reverse. An outstanding showpiece being the first Russian-origin cover bearing a postage stamp, and a unique usage of a Penny Black on a redirected cover from Russia Expertise: Cert. Holcombe (1995), BPA (2014) Estimate: £30’000-£40’000

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