1735-1889. An extraordinary postal history collection containing well over 200 items, beautifully mounted on album pages in three luxury albums, comprising the stampless period for the most part, but also with 47 franked covers, mostly addressed to foreign destinations, after entry into the UPU (registered mail and unusual high frankings are recorded throughout). The lot includes a wide range of postal history embracing: the 18th century period with rare early mail, scarce outgoing covers with unusual destinations such as United States, scarce/rare handstamps (St. Petersburg with differing examples including several items with the early types, Kolomna, Lipetsk, Riga, Moscow, Dorpat, Kazan, Kostroma, Minsk, Mitau, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Shatsk, Tula), money letters, etc.; the 19th century period features an exceptional assembly of nearly hundred covers sent abroad with unusual destinations such as Spain, Italian Eritrea, United States and Scotland, also including several rare handstamps, as well as an extremely varied array of foreign postmarks. Many items are signed by the renowned expert Mikulski. Viewing is a must for this exceptional and most interesting lot that would form an outstanding exhibit.