This time we have again a fine variety of untouched collections from various countries. Several collections have been untouched in an estate since 1965! Following countries are included: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Russia, Sachsen, Spain, Thailand and USA. From the
thematic collections we can mention birds and sports.
The auction includes as always also a lot of worldwide postal history, mainly in intact lots and collections and also as single items. Foreign section has like always a very strong and interesting part of RUSSIA (lots 1209-1670). Many rare items from Imperial Russia, Zemstvo and Soviet Union are offered with very modest starting prices. Among others we offer 1858 10 kop perforated stamp on a letter 1858 January 4. EARLIEST KNOWN USAGE! Ex Fabergé, signed: Z. Mikulski. In this auction the Zemstvo section (lots 1454-1683), St. Petersburg Postmarks (lots 1460-1501) and St. Petersburg Stationery Envelopes (lots 1434-1459) are also extremely strong and worth of carefull study.
There are also several top items of Finnish philately available in this auction: 39 items of the 1856 Oval issue (1784-1822) with nice and rare covers and singles both 5 and 10 kop. Also rare cover with 2 x 10 kopek to Germany (lot 1905). 1860-66 section has also many nice singles, groups and covers. From the 1875-85 issues we can also introduce many interesting items. There is also very wide variety of collections and cover lots untouched from various estates.
The whole variety of the philately of Finland is included with sought after varieties and many remarkable lots and collections. Last but not least we can mention Zeppelin 1830 error ** on a block of six.
We have also a wide offering of non-philatelic items like numismatics, orders and military including interesting items from Finland, Russia and other countries (lots 1-709).We are proud to offer The Olympic Gold Medal from London 1908 (lot 525). This Gold Medal was given for the winner of Open Rifle - team competition, which on these Games was Norway. We offer also a great variery of rare Bank Notes both from Finland and Russia.
Viewing is arranged at our Premises at Turku, Satakunnantie 31:
6.-10.10 from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m, and on Saturday 11.10. from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Viewing is also possible at auction place in Helsinki at Hotel Crowne Plaza during 17.-18.10.2014.
(Friday 17.10.from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m and on Saturday 18.10. staring at 8:00 a.m)