Russia
February 11, 2009

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Lot #1
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1773 (17 June) FL from Moscow to Paris, with straight line "Moscov" hs, endorsed "Franco Wesel", with Maseyck hs and appropriate charge markings, ex-Maslovski
Envelope
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #2
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1791-1872 collection of 105 folded letters written up exhibition style on pages, with a good variety of Moscow and St.Petersburg in red or black, also Odessa, Berdychev, Riga, Kharkov, Warszawa and others, different border-entry strikes and tax markings, also "Aus Russland" to Geneva, Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, London etc., mostly fine-v.f. and appealing collection
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #3
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1812 FL from Vilnius (14 Sept) sent by a surgeon with Napoleon's Army to a colleague in Clairvaux, France, bearing a red "No.20 Grande Armee" handstamp (struck upside-down at bottom), v.f. The Grande Armee crossed the Niemen River on 23rd June and entered Vilnius on 28th July. By the 14th of September, Napoleon was already in Moscow
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #4
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1826 two FLs from Odessa to the same correspondent in St.Petersburg, each with ornamental "Odessa" Dec. 31, 1826 and Feb.4, 1827 departure pmks, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #5
RUSSIA STAMPLESS COVERS
1841 FL from St.Petersburg to Paris, with "C.II.Bypg" datestamp, oval "Geo.Fr.Brandt & Co." (forwarding agent) and red arrival pmks, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #6
RUSSIA 10k ESSAY
1856 10kop za lot, surface printed essay in green, Mercury type, cut square on white bond paper (45:45mm), very fine. A wonderful Imperial rarity, possibly the only one known in this color, ex-Kirchner, Goss, handstamped "P.M.D." In July 1854, the Director of the Postal Department made an official request to the Council of State for the preparation of postage stamps. The proposed design featuring the head of Mercury was not accepted. Most of the known Mercury essays are cut to shape and affixed to envelopes; only two or three exist with large margins all around
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Price Realized
$95,000.00

Lot #7
RUSSIA 10k ESSAY
1856 cancellation trial of a hollow star surrounded by concentric rings of dots, the unique die essay in black on wove paper (64:46mm), v.f., handstamped "P.M.D" in red on reverse This trial cancellation was applied to both Mercury and Eagle type essays affixed on envelopes, ex-Liphschutz
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Price Realized
$27,000.00

Lot #8
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by straight line "Polangen May..", v.f., signed Pfenninger, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #9
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown and blue, left sheet margin single, cancelled by two-line Cyrillic date stamp (6 June, 1858), fresh and v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #10
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, plate I, cancelled "174" in truncated triangle of dots pmk of "Samgorodok" (prov. Kiev). The truncated triangles of dots were introduced by decree of August 17, 1858 at which time perforated stamps were already widely in use. These postmarks on Russia Number one are rare
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #11
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, used, margins all around, close but clear at upper left, fine,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #12
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, lower right sheet corner margin single, light pen and numeral dot pmks, v.f. and scarce positional piece
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #13
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, neat Odessa 1858 (11/10) border cancellation, v.f., rare
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #14
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tiny scissor cut at lower left outer margin only, tied on piece by a large "Odessa 19.4.58" in Rhomboid, v.f. and rare usage of this Odessa ship pmk, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #15
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied on piece by a complete single line "Berdychev" postmark, most unusually leaving the blue eagle cancel-free, also by a tiny pen stroke originating from the address at right, v.f. and beautiful item, signed Calves, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #16
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied on piece by a "455" in rectangular dots postmark of "Sudak", with red St.Petersburg 10 May, 1858 arrival datestamp alongside, stamp lifted and replaced, v.f., signed Holcombe, ex-Maslowski
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #17
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, plate I, printed on thin paper, horizontal pair with sheet margin at right, cancelled Berdyansk 1858, fresh and v.f., rare multiple, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #18
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, plate II, fourth and last sub-printing, frame dark brown, center dark blue, printed on thinner paper (stamps used in the third period of cancellations, dotted pmks with numerals), selection of four, two used on pieces (each signed Mikulski), ex-Mertens, Faberge etc., v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #19
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, four copies, each with a different postmark, one piece, margins all around, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #20
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, five copies, each with a different postmark, margins all around, two little close but clear, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #21
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, ten copies, each with a different postmark, margins all around, one little close but clear, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #22
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, three copies, each with pen cancel, one cleaned, others v.f.
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $ 2,025
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Lot #23
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by a "327" in rectangular dots on cover from Chembar (Penza Prov) to Moscow, bearing straight line "Chembarsk" and boxed "Polucheno Nov. 1858", also with 12 November arrival docketing, filing fold at top of the envelope, away from the stamp, full wax seal on back, just slightly offset to front, v.f. cover, signed Schlesinger. A rarity, probably the only known number one used from Chembar
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #24
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by "269" in rectangular dots, used 9.9.1858 on a small FL from "Schklow" (Mogilev Gouv.) to St.Petersburg, fresh and absolutely beautiful number one cover, signed Peter Holcombe, also Mikulski, with his cert., ex-Faberge collection, very rare
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #25
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by "37" in round dots on FL from Revel to Dorpat, with boxed "Revel 6 August 1858" departure datestamp on back, little overall toning, otherwise v.f. and attractive cover, with BPB cert.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #26
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, close but clear or just touching at right and at left, tied by numeral cancel on large part of an outer FL (side flaps missing), used from Revel to Riga, with boxed 29 July, 1858 departure and 31 July arrival pmks, fine, with Buhler cert.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #27
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by boxed Tauroggen 1858 datestamp on outer FL to St.Petersburg, v.f., signed Diena, Bolaffi etc., with "Aron Ch.Segalls & Sohne" handstamp on back
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #28
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by a round "Riga 22 April 1858" cds on outer FL to Pernau, fresh and v.f., with bilingual "Pernow" April 23 arrival pmk on back. The round cds of Riga is very rare, especially on cover with the first Russian stamp
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$13,000.00

Lot #29
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, narrow but ample margins all around, tied by a boxed "Revel 29 April 1858" departure datestamp on outer FL to Riga, with framed "Polucheno 2 May, 1858" on back, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #30
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by boxed Volsk, April 11 1858 datestamp on FL to Saratov, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #31
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around except just touching frame line at top, tied by unclear numeral in dots cancel on cover to Warszawa, with red "20/2" and "3/P" (3:00 p.m.) arrival strikes on back, fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #32
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by pen and tied by boxed "Reval 14 May 18" datestamp on FL to Riga, with framed "Polucheno 7 March, 1858", small cover faults, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #33
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown and blue, margins all around, fresh early printing, cancelled by pen on outer FL dated January 25, 1858 to Reval, additionally tied by boxed "Polucheno 26 January 1858" arrival datestamp, and with double-lined bilingual "Pernau" Jan.25,1858" departure postmark on back, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #34
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown and blue, lower right sheet corner margin single, incredibly fresh and deep colors, cancelled by pen on outer FL to St.Petersburg, with unframed "Archangelsk Feb.19, 1858" departure datestamp on back, beautiful cover, ex-Mehrtens, with BPP cert.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #35
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown and blue, margins all around, cancelled by pen on FL from "Talsen" (prov. Kurland), supported by the corresponding departure datestamp, with "Polucheno Mitawa 23 March 18…" (without "58") arrival pmk on back, little toning, otherwise fine usage from a small village post office, possibly the only one known, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #36
RUSSIA NUMBER ONE
1857 10k brown & blue (defective), used in combination with 1866 Issue 1k black & yellow and 3k black & green ("V" in background error) on small piece, all cancelled by oval "S.P.B." of St.Petersburg, showing part of red departure cds at bottom. The first stamp of Russia was valid for postage until 1881. This is probably the latest known usage (ca.1871), unique combination (applied because the 10k was defective (small piece missing at bottom, etc.) prior to usage, ex-Faberge, with Mikulski certificate
Catalog #1,19,20d
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #37
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thin paper, vertical pair, tied by special "Riga 6 May, 1858' cds on piece, v.f.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #38
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, horizontal pair, cancelled "5" in rectangular dots of "Novaya Ladoga" (St.Petersburg), fine
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #39
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, tied by boxed "Kronshtadt 14 June 1858" datestamp on FL to St.Petersburg, v.f. and beautiful number two cover, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #40
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, thick paper, cancelled by pen and tied by rectangular boxed datestamp "7 June 1858" of the St.Petersburg Post Office sub-office, "IIe Otd.(elene" (2nd sub-office) on FL to Helsingfors, with "ANK 21/6" arrival hs on back; also a single stamp, thick paper, cancelled by "VI Otd" (6th sub-office), all mounted and written up on album page, fine
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #41
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, numeral cancellation, fresh and fine stamp, signed Calves etc.,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
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Lot #42
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, well centered stamp, cancelled by "Husyatin 9 October" cds, fresh and v.f., signed "Gebruder Senf" (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #43
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, town cancellation, dated 16 September, 1869 (late usage), fine, signed Calves,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
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Lot #44
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, well centered, neat "Orel" cds, v.f. (Mi.3x)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #45
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, cancelled "38" in oval dots of Riga, very fresh and fine, ex-Maslowski (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #46
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, excellent centering, wide margins, cancelled "2" in circular dots of Moscow, v.f. and exceptional stamp, signed Bloch, with 1980 Friedl cert. (Mi.3y)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value EUR 2,500
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #47
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k dark blue & orange, thin paper, used, reperforated at left, otherwise fine, signed Diena etc., ex-Small,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $ 975
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #48
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k green & violet, perforated trial color proof on unwatermarked and gummed stamp paper, sheet margin horizontal pair, h.r., fresh and v.f., with Mikulski cert. A rare multiple, only one sheet of 100 issued
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Catalog #3P
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #49
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, thick paper, cancelled "Kiev" (probably ca 1865), well centered, v.f. (Mi.4x)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value EUR 3,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #50
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, thick paper, well centered used, v.f., signed Romeko, Mikulski (Mi.4x)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value EUR 3,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #51
RUSSIA 1858-68
1864 5k lilac, horizontal strip of four, cancelled "9" in dots, right stamp with small faults, otherwise fine, ex-Small
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Catalog #7
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #52
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 10k brown & blue, used on printed entire letter from Bergen, Norway, dated 1 November, 1859 and addressed to Pernau. The letter was sent unfranked from Bergen and bears the oval "J.H.Fasner & Sohn, Bergen" merchant's cachet in oval. The 10k adhesive was added in Riga and cancelled by "38" in circular dots, with boxed transit and arrival postmarks on back, fine and probably unique usage of Russian adhesive from Norway
Envelope
Catalog #8
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #53
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 20k blue & yellow brown, imperforate proof on thick unwatermarked and gummed paper, v.f., ex-Breitfuss and Faberge, with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #9P
Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #54
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 FL from Taganrog, via Odessa to Piraeus, initially franked with 10k and 20k perf. 12 1/2 (YT 5-6), tied by 26 Sept. 65 departure cds, with "Franco" and Odessa border transit handstamps, charged 50 Lepta on arrival in Greece, with the addition of 10L and 40L Large Hermes Heads (Athens Issue, YT 20b,22), each with margins all around (one little close but clear at right), filing folds away from the stamps, fine and unusually nice Russia/Greece combination cover, especially with the fourth issue franking, with 1991 Dr.Enzo Diena cert.
Envelope
Catalog #8,9
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Lot #55
RUSSIA 1858-68
1863 FL from Taganrog to Malta, taken by the French ship "Amerique", with 18 June cds, charged "6" (decimes), with Malta arrival pmk on back, v.f. and scarce
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #56
RUSSIA 1858-68
1858 30k carmine & green, tied by "1" in circle of dots, plus corresponding St.Petersburg 24 Oct 1859 departure cds in red, on cover to Jacobstadt, Finland, filing folds and minor coverback flaws, away from the stamp, with large part of the wax seal and arrival docketing (12 November), fine and attractive single franking
Envelope
Catalog #10
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #57
RUSSIA 1858-68
1863 St.Petersburg, 5k black & blue, bottom sheet margin block of four, dried gum, also vertical gutter block of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #11
Unsold
Lot #58
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 1k and 3k, used in combination with 10k (horizontally laid paper), all tied by blue "Grodno 27 Aug. 1866" cds on FL to Vienna, endorsed "Franco", sent via Warszawa where red "Franco" hs was applied, from there by the Warszawa-Vienna railway (as closed mail), with red bilingual transit and Wien arrival pmks, filing fold through 10k, otherwise fine three color franking paying 14k rate, rare blue dispatch pmk of Grodno
Envelope
Catalog #12,13,21
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #59
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 unwatermarked, perf. 14 1/2, 20k orange & blue, 30k carmine & green, unused with original gum, hinge remnants, fresh and fine,
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Catalog #17,18
Catalog Value $ 1,900
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #60
RUSSIA 1858-68
1865 30k carmine & green, normal paper, horizontal pair and strip of three, "St.Petersburg 1870" and 1873 pmks, fine (Mi.17y)
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value EUR 350
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #61
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866-75 Horizontally laid paper, 1k-30k set of six sheet corner margin blocks of four, l.h./n.h., post office fresh, fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #19-25
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #62
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 horizontally laid paper, 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k and 20k, paying 39k in 1877 on cover from Glazov (16 Dec) to Vyatka, with arrival pmk the next day, filing fold away from the stamps, fresh and extraordinary five color (!) franking
Envelope
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #63
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 1k yellow & black, imperforate single, with shifted background, used in combination with 3x3k on piece, cancelled "Pochtowyj Wagon 25-26, May 2, 1874" (Station No. 1 in Warszawa on Warszawa-Granica railway line), large margins all around, beautiful colors, v.f., with Mikulski cert. This error is only known used (Mi.18xU)
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Catalog #19b
Catalog Value EUR 5,000
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #64
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 1k yellow orange & black, background inverted, used in "Mitawa, 1883", well centered and unusually fresh, v.f., rare and undercatalogued error, ex-Ferrary (Lot 497), with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18xK)
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Catalog #19d
Catalog Value EUR 4,000
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #65
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate single with shifted background, cancelled "Moscow, 21 February, 1872", excellent colors, ample margins all around, fresh and fine example of this rarity, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yU)
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Catalog #19f
Catalog Value EUR 10,000
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #66
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate with inverted and shifted background, two copies, both with large margins all around, cancelled "Moscow, 1 September, 1872" and affixed on piece, a striking double error (imperf. and inverted background), only a few exist, these probably the finest known, with sharp impression, v.f., with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yKU)
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Catalog #19g
Catalog Value EUR 20,000
Price Realized
$24,000.00

Lot #67
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, imperforate single with inverted and shifted background, large margins all around, cancelled "Moscow, Nov. 1872", a striking double error (imperf. and inverted background), only a few known to exist, impression slightly washed out as often, otherwise a fine example of this rarity, signed Kohler and Romeko, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.18yKU)
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Catalog #19g
Catalog Value EUR 10,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #68
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 3k black & green, printing error of background, "V" (for 5k) instead of "3", block of four (upper left stamp additional plate flaw showing "G" instead of "I" of "III") cancelled on piece, with Zhitomir 16 Dec. 1870 cds alongside, minor perf. flaws at right, fine and rare multiple
Box
Catalog #20d
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #69
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 5k black & lavender, plate proof on horizontally laid paper, unused without gum, fresh and fine, ex-Breitfuss. This proof was prepared for the 1867 Paris Exhibition
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Catalog #22P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #70
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 5k orange, blue, red and lilac, four different perforated and gummed trial color proofs on horizontally laid paper, sheet corner margin blocks of four, occasional perf. separations and hinge reinforcements, mostly fine-v.f., rare multiples
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Catalog #22P
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #71
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 5k black & lilac, horizontal pair, neat Postal Car Sept. 10, 1872 cds, creased, fine appearance, rare multiple (Mi.20ya)
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Catalog #22c
Catalog Value EUR 600
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #72
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 5k black & lilac, single franking used in 1872 on postal card from "St.Petersburg, 20 Feb. 1872" to Pskov, with "St.Panikovitchi" two line arrival datestamp, fine and rare usage on card (Mi.20ya)
Envelope
Catalog #22c
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #73
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 horizontally laid paper, 10k brown & blue, 20k blue & orange, also 30k carmine & green, three imperforate and gummed proofs, all on horizontally laid, watermarked paper, incredibly fresh, first one with slight thinning at top, otherwise v.f., ex-Breitfuss
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Catalog #23P-25P
Price Realized
$30,000.00

Lot #74
RUSSIA 1858-68
1866 10k carmine & dark blue, perforated plate proof on thick unwatermarked paper, prepared for the Paris Exposition, fresh and v.f. A beautiful item, ex-Breitfuss and Goss
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Catalog #23P
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #75
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 10k brown & blue, vertically laid paper, block of four, well centered, h.r. and some perf. strengthening, usual irregular perfs, fine and rare block (Mi.21y) (Standard $8,000)
Box *
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #76
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 10k brown & blue, vertically laid paper, block of four, central 17 May, 1872 pmk, some irregular or short perfs, fine and scarce multiple (Mi.21y)
Box
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #77
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 vertically laid paper, 10k brown & blue (two), used in 1872 on cover from Odessa to Marseille, "Insufficiently franked" handstamp in Cyrillic letters, plus additional "franked" in violet, with appropriate transit and entry markings
Envelope
Catalog #23a
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #78
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 20k blue & orange, vertically laid paper, 20k blue & orange, unused with full original gum, small h.r., well centered, fresh and v.f. example of this rarity, signed Brun
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Catalog #24a
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #79
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 20k blue & orange, vertically laid paper, used in 1872 on FL from Odessa to London, Breslau-Berlin transit and "Aus Russland Franco" handstamp, filing folds away from the stamp, fine, with red arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #24a
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #80
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, unused without gum, thin, fine appearance,
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value $ 750
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Lot #81
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, six used singles, each with a different town postmark incl. Dinaburg, Ivanograd, Yaroslav, Omsk, St.Petersburg and Tschuden, mostly fine-v.f. (Mi.23y)
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value EUR 1,200
Unsold
Lot #82
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k rose & green, vertically laid paper, block of four, block of four cancelled "Tula 3 May, 1873", lower left stamp creased, some abrasions, otherwise fine and rare block (Mi.23y) (Standard $1,500)
Box
Catalog #25a
Unsold
Lot #83
RUSSIA 1858-68
1868 30k carmine & green, vertically laid paper, block of six cancelled 18 Dec. 1875, some perf. strengthening, otherwise fine and rare multiple
Box
Catalog #25a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #84
RUSSIA 1858-68
1869 FL from Moscow to Bordeaux, franked with vertical pairs of 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), paying 28k and tied by red Moscow departure cds, small part of the address portion excised and restored, otherwise fine, with arrival pmks
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #85
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1875 2k black & red, vertically laid paper, unused (regummed over small flaws), good color, fine appearance, very rare stamp, signed Calves (Mi.24y)
(*)
Catalog #26a
Catalog Value EUR 3,500
Unsold
Lot #86
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1875 2k black & red, groundwork inverted, cancelled "VII.Postexpedition St.Petersburg, 30.4.1879", fine and sound example of this world-class rarity, ex-Ferrary (1925). Only five of these varieties are known to exist (mostly with defects), with Mikulski cert. (Mi.24xK)
O
Catalog #26b
Catalog Value EUR 50,000
Price Realized
$45,000.00

Lot #87
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1875 7k gray & rose, variety showing deformed Eagle's head at right ("dragon's head"), used in 1884 on FL from Odessa to Nice, fine
Envelope
Catalog #27var
Unsold
Lot #88
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1878 registered cover from St.Petersburg to Montreal, franked with 3k, 8k (2) and 20k Arms, paying 39k via Eydtkuhnen-Dirschau where a registration label was applied, filing fold at bottom, fine cover with arrival pmk, scarce destination to Canada
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #89
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1879 7k brown & orange, blue & carmine, violet & green, perforated trial color proofs, three diff. with gum, fresh, fine-v.f.
P
Catalog #27P
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #90
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1879 20k blue & orange, horizontal pair, right stamp with "t" in shape of a cross, fresh and fine
*
Catalog #30a,30a
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #91
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1883-88 Issue, 1k-70k, 3.50r and 7r complete set of 10, each stamp overprinted "Ne Godn.k. Upotreblen" (not valid for usae) in Cyrilic caps, fine-v.f. Adhesives with this handstamp were supplied as samples to post offices
S
Catalog #31-40S
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #92
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1883 1k-70k set of eight, each handstamped by boxed "Specimen" overprint, fine-v.f., rare
S
Catalog #31-38S
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #93
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1883 1k-7k black, five different die essays in black, last one die sunk on card (little toning), v.f. and unique group, ex-Breitfus
E
Catalog #31-35E
Price Realized
$25,000.00

Lot #94
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1883 1k-14k, six different imperforate and gummed essays in different colors (orange, green, carmine, lilac, blue, ultramarine) v.f. and unique group, ex-Breitfus
E
Catalog #31-35E
Price Realized
$30,000.00

Lot #95
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 5k lilac, imperf. plate proof on stamp paper, v.f., rare
P
Catalog #34P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #96
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 7k blue, imperforate single, used, v.f., signed Mikulski (Mi.33xU)
O
Catalog #35a
Catalog Value EUR 1,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #97
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 7k blue perf. 14 1/2x15, groundwork inverted, unused with full original gum (rare, since most of the known examples are without gum or the gum is not original), slightly rounded upper right corner, fine, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.33AaK)
*
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #98
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1888 7k blue perf. 14 1/4x14 3/4, groundwork inverted, used, cancelled "Michajlowskyj Chutor (prov. Kaluga), 1899", v.f. and rare stamp, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.33K)
O
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #99
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1888 7k blue perf. 14 1/4x14 3/4, groundwork inverted, used, cancelled "St.Petersburg, 1899", v.f. and rare stamp, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.33K)
O
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #100
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1888 7k blue type B, perf. 14 1/2x14 3/4, groundwork inverted, used, cancelled in "Warszawa" in 1890, v.f. and rare stamp, ex-Faberge, with Mikulski cert
O
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #101
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1888 7k blue, type B, perf. 14 1/4x14 3/4, groundwork inverted, used, cancelled "Michajlowskyj Chutor (prov. Kaluga), 1899", fine and rare stamp, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.33K)
O
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #102
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1888 7k blue, type B, perf. 14 1/2x14 3/4, groundwork inverted, used, cancelled "Warszawa" in 1890, fine and rare stamp, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.33K)
O
Catalog #35b
Catalog Value EUR 2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #103
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 14k blue & rose, center inverted, two stamps, originally a vertical pair, cancelled "Tarascha, gouv. Kiev, 27.V.1891", well centered, top stamp cancelled on piece, v.f. and extremely rare "multiple" of 14k inverted center, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.34A)
O
Catalog #36b
Catalog Value EUR 15,000
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #104
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1883-88 3.50r and 7r, each with boxed "Specimen" handstamp, full original gum, fine-v.f.
S
Catalog #39-40S
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #105
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r, large die proofs of frame only in black, each on thick card, v.f. and absolutely unique set of proofs, ex-Faberge, Breitfuss, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.38P-39P)
P
Catalog #39P-40P
Price Realized
$23,000.00

Lot #106
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r black & gray, plus 7r black & orange (tiny thin), imperforate proofs in issued colors on gummed, horizontally (instead of vertically) laid paper, fresh and extremely rare, one of perhaps only two such sets known, ex-Faberge, signed Mikulski, with his cert.
P
Catalog #39P-40P
Price Realized
$23,000.00

Lot #107
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r blue & black, plus 7r buff, yellow & black, imperforate essays (rectangular design) on gummed, horizontally laid paper, each with a positional pinhole at bottom, v.f. and rare pair of essays, ex-Breitfuss and Kirchner
E
Catalog #39E-40E
Price Realized
$23,000.00

Lot #108
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r, unused with original gum, h.r., well centered, fine-v.f., signed Diena (Standard $2,850)
*
Catalog #39-40
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #109
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r used, cancelled St.Petersburg and Warszawa, fine-v.f. These high values were used mostly on parcels or money orders and many have been damaged. Sound copies are rare (Mi.38y-39y)
O
Catalog #39-40
Catalog Value EUR 1,700
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #110
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r used, cancelled St.Petersburg and Warszawa, fine-v.f. These high values were used mostly on parcels or money orders, the majority have been damaged. Sound copies are rare (Mi.38y-39y)
O
Catalog #39-40
Catalog Value EUR 1,700
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #111
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r used, cancelled St.Petersburg and Warszawa, fine-v.f. (Mi.38y-39y)
O
Catalog #39-40
Catalog Value EUR 1,700
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #112
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r used, the latter on piece, cancelled St.Petersburg, fine-v.f. (Mi.38y-39y)
O
Catalog #39-40
Catalog Value EUR 1,700
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #113
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r used, set of two, minor flaws, fine appearance (Mi.38y-39y)
O
Catalog #39-40
Catalog Value EUR 1,700
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #114
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 3.50r and 7r, Fournier Forgeries, imperf. strips of three, each handstamped "Faux", some thins, rare
*
Catalog #39-40F
Unsold
Lot #115
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 7r bronze, black and imperial pink, perforated essay (square format) on gummed, vertically laid paper, v.f., ex-Kirchner
E
Catalog #40E
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #116
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 7r green, yellow, red brown and pink, perforated essay (square format) on thick, unwatermarked paper, v.f., ex-Breitfuss, signed Mikulski
E
Catalog #40E
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #117
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1884 7r gold, black and imperial pink, perforated essay (square format) on gummed, vertically laid paper, v.f., ex-Kirchner
E
Catalog #40E
Price Realized
$8,500.00

Lot #118
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889-92 1k-7r, issues complete, 15 different, each with a boxed "Specimen" handstamp, fine-v.f., rare
S
Catalog #41-54S
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #119
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902-05 1k-7r group of 14 different, each with boxed "Specimen" overprint, fine-v.f. and extremely rare
S
Catalog #41-54S
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #120
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 50k lilac & green, imperf. horizontal pair, plate proof on thick paper, right stamp showing an interesting plate flaw - white line through part of the center, minor grease spot, otherwise v.f., with N.Mandrovski cert (Mi.54P)
P
Catalog #44P
Unsold
Lot #121
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 1r light brown, brown & orange, vertical pair, imperf. between, 1901 cds, v.f., ex-Mertens (Mi.44xUMw)
O
Catalog #45a
Catalog Value EUR 750
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #122
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889-92 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k, 7k and 14k Arms, seven different, paying 35k in 1906 on cover from Moscow to Paris, fine-v.f. and attractive seven color (!) franking
Envelope
Catalog #46/51
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #123
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 2k purple, imperforate plate proof on card, v.f., ex-Kirchner
P
Catalog #47P
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #124
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k lilac, perforated essay, unadapted octagonal design, v.f. and beautiful item
E
Catalog #49E
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #125
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k carmine and green, perforated essay, unadapted octagonal design, v.f. and beautiful item, signed Mikulski
E
Catalog #49E
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #126
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k prussian blue and lilac, perforated essay, unadapted octagonal design, v.f. and beautiful item, signed Mikulski
E
Catalog #49E
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #127
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k purple and light green, perforated essay, unadapted octagonal design, v.f. and beautiful item, signed Mikulski
E
Catalog #49E
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #128
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k purple and light green, imperf. die essay in form of a wrapper, v.f., extremely rare
E
Catalog #49E
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #129
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 5k green, imperf. and gummed trial color proof, tiny translucency at upper left, fresh and v.f., rare
P
Catalog #49P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #130
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 7k yellow green and lilac, imperf. die essay in form of a wrapper, v.f., extremely rare
E
Catalog #50E
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #131
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1889 14k carmine & light blue, center inverted, cancelled together with 7k dark blue on piece by "Lubin, prov. Yaroslaw, 3 Dec. 1891" postmark, fine and rare inverted center (first sub-printing), only a few known, with Mikulski cert. (50xK)
O
Catalog #51a
Catalog Value EUR 5,000
Unsold
Lot #132
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 Arms, imperforate proof in light blue, most of frame and design partly omitted at top, diagonally laid paper, fine and unusual item, signed Romeko
P
Unsold
Lot #133
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 registered cover to Germany, franked with 20k, cancelled "St.Petersburg No.XXXIV - 31.X.1902", fine and scarce numeral of St.Petersburg
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #134
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 3k rose red, double impression, l.h., fine
*
Catalog #57b
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #135
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 7k blue, groundwork omitted, horizontal pair, used on piece and cancelled by Taganrog 22.2.07 cds, lifted for inspection and replaced, v.f. example of this rarity, signed Mikulski, listed but unpriced (Mi.49yF)
O
Catalog #59a
Unsold
Lot #136
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 25k dull green & lilac, center inverted, well centered and fresh, neat "30.5.06" cds, v.f. example of this rarity, signed Calves etc., with Rossica cert. (Mi.52K)
O
Catalog #65a
Catalog Value EUR 5,000
Unsold
Lot #137
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 1r perf. 11 1/2, used block of 10, bottom strip creased, otherwise fine and rare multiple
Box
Catalog #68a
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #138
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 3.50r black & gray, center inverted, cancelled "Batum, 18.2.1911", fine example of this rarity, known only used, ex-Faberge, signed Romeko, with Mikulski cert.,
O
Catalog #69a
Catalog Value 10,500
Price Realized
$12,000.00

Lot #139
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1902 7r black & yellow, horizontal pair imperf. between, cancelled 22.10.14, v.f., rare, ex-Faberge,
O
Catalog #70b
Catalog Value $ 1,600
Unsold
Lot #140
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1906 5r and 10r, perforated proofs on horizontally laid paper, unused without gum as issued, v.f., extremely rare (Russian Specialized catalogue No. 78P-79P, cat. Euro 15,000)
P
Catalog #71-72P
Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #141
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1906 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perf. 11 1/2, well centered, n.h., natural gum bend, otherwise v.f., signed Romeko (catalogue value for hinged)
**
Catalog #71a
Catalog Value $ 500
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #142
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1906 5r Arms, die proof in black, center omitted, v.f. and extremely rare
P
Catalog #71P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #143
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909-12 2k green, double impression, sheet corner margin single, stamp n.h., fine,
**
Catalog #74b
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #144
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 5k green, die proof on card, v.f., rare
P
Catalog #77P
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #145
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 5k purple, perforated trial color proof on wove paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #77P
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #146
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 5k purple, die proof on card, v.f.
P
Catalog #77P
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #147
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909-12 5k claret, imperf. horizontal sheet corner margin pair on thin paper with partial "government" imprint, v.f.
P
Catalog #77P
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #148
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k green, perforated trial color proof on stamp paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #149
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k gray black, type II, die proof on glazed card, v.f., signed "P.M.D.", rare
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #150
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k light blue, type II, die proof on wove paper, v.f., rare
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #151
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k light blue, type I, die proof on wove paper, little toning, otherwise v.f., rare
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #152
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k red brown, perforated trial color proof on stamp paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #153
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k light blue, three pearls instead of four at bottom (Scott's Catalogue N.79 Essay, Standard Catalogue. No. 99I)) horizontal gutter tete-beche of four, unused without gum as issued, v.f., handstamped "P.M.D." in red, probably unique
E
Catalog #79E
Price Realized
$45,000.00

Lot #154
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 1909 7k light blue, three pearls instead of four at bottom (Scott's Catalogue N.79 Essay, Standard Catalogue. No. 99I)) block of four with margins at sides, unused without gum as issued, little soiling at bottom, otherwise v.f., handstamped "P.M.D." in red, probably unique
Box E
Catalog #79E
Price Realized
$45,000.00

Lot #155
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 7k dark blue, three pearls instead of four at bottom (Scott's Catalogue N.79 Essay, Standard Catalogue. No. 99I)) imperforate block of four, upper left and lower right stamps with the incorrect cliché, heavy hinge remnants, v.f. and se-tenant block, signed Mikulski
Box E
Catalog #79E
Price Realized
$70,000.00

Lot #156
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1908 15k lilac & blue, vertical strip of three, the two bottom stamps with double impression, one inverted, fine-v.f., unusual
*
Catalog #81var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #157
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1908 15k red brown & deep blue, double impression, one inverted, l.h., v.f. and spectacular variety
*
Catalog #81var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #158
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 15k red brown & deep blue, double impression of both center and frame, fine, signed Romeko
*
Catalog #81var
Unsold
Lot #159
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909-12 15k brown & blue, sheetlet of 25, position 2 missing center, position 7 double center, fine-v.f., rare multiple
Box *
Catalog #81c,81d
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #160
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909-12 15k blue, horizontal sheet corner margin pair, proof on unwatermarked stamp paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #81P
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #161
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 1r essay, with "T" at bottom, orange brown & blue, brown background, essay on thin card, v.f. and beautiful item
E
Catalog #87E
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #162
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1909 1r essay, with "T" at bottom, blue & orange, blue background, essay on thin card, v.f. and beautiful item
E
Catalog #87E
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #163
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1910 unexploded St.Petersburg booklet (80k), gray green cover with black inscriptions, with five panes of six incl. 3x1k, 3k and 7k with face value of 78k, minute staple rust, still unusually fresh and v.f. (Mi.MH1a)
Booklet

Catalog Value EUR 4,200
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #164
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 Romanov Tercentenary, unexploded booklet with 3 panes of 6x1k, single panes of 6x3k and 6x7k, all separated by glassine interleaves, stapled at left, with pink, unprinted covers, some staple rust as always, fine and rare 78k booklet, issued in 1914 in St.Petersburg Head Post Office for all 28 Postal and Telegraph Regions of Russia
Booklet
Catalog #88/92
Price Realized
$8,500.00

Lot #165
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 Romanov, 3k red, double impression, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #90var
Unsold
Lot #166
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 10k blue, die proof of center only, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #93P
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #167
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 15k green gray and violet blue, die proof on glazed card, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #95P
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #168
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 35k purple, die proof of frame only, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #98P
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #169
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 35k brown & purple, die proof on glazed card, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #98P
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #170
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 70k emerald green, die proof of frame only, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #100P
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #171
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 5r red brown, unfinished design, large die essay on thin card, with simulated perforations, inconsequential toned specks, otherwise v.f.
E
Catalog #104P
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #172
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 5r red brown, final design, large die proof on thin card, v.f.
P
Catalog #104P
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #173
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1913 5r olive black, final design, large die proof on thin card, v.f.
P
Catalog #104P
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #174
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915-17 "Money Stamps", 10k, 15k, 20k imperf. singles, also 3k without surcharge, imperf. copy with part of "Obrazets" perforations, v.f.
*
Catalog #105a-7a,116S
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #175
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915 Money Stamps, 15k brown, horizontal sheet margin pair, left stamp significantly underinked, v.f.
*
Catalog #106var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #176
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915 5r perf. 12 1/2, background completely omitted (!), rounded upper right corner, used with additional franking on piece, cancelled by Zaikovo 21.12.20 cds, fine appearance. This is possibly the only known recorded used example of this rarity
O
Catalog #108b
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #177
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915 5r perf. 12 1/2, re-drawn "AR" in "Pochtowaya" (No.13 in sheet), used in combination with additional franking on piece, cancelled Lubino-Petrograd (16.1.21). Stated to be one of only two known recorded used examples of this variety
O
Catalog #108var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #178
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915 5r perf. 13 1/2, re-drawn "AR" in "Pochtowaya" (No.13 in sheet), used in combination with additional franking (total of 10x5r and 2x2k green, counted at 10x face value during the first Soviet revaluation) on both sides of the parcel card from Podobino Tver (6.8.20) to Petrograd, fine, with arrival pmk. Stated to be the only known recorded used example of this variety
Envelope
Catalog #108var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #179
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1915 10r carmine, yellow and gray blue (error), horizontal pair with sheet margin at right, usual centering, h.r., fine and probably unique multiple, ex-Liphschutz collection
*
Catalog #109c
Unsold
Lot #180
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1916 1k on 1k currency stamps, block of nine, middle stamp with deformed surcharge, v.f.
Box *
Catalog #112var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #181
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 10k on 7k light blue, variety surcharge shifted, also inverted, the latter used on piece, plus 20k on 14k Romanov, surcharge shifted, fine-v.f., signed Romeko
*O
Catalog #117a,111,117var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #182
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 10k on 7k light blue, vertical pair, top stamp surcharge omitted, v.f., signed Romeko
***
Catalog #117var
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #183
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k imperforate blocks of 10, each with large "Obrazets" overprint, n.h., some creases, v.f.
Box S
Catalog #119-121,123S
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #184
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 "Abdication of the Tsar", collection of 88 blocks of four, eight and twelve, overprinted with Liberty Cap and Crossed Swords, articles from "Izvestia" in red or black, with double, inverted and shifted overprints, plus other varieties, generally fine-v.f., signed Trachtenberg etc. A wonderful selection of these popular, albeit privately produced items
Box ***
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #185
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 1k-10r imperf., blocks of four (except 10r "block of three" with lable at lower left, also single), l.h. or n.h., v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #119-35
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #186
RUSSIA 1875-1917
1917 70k brown & orange, vertical imperf. pair, bottom stamp center omitted, v.f.
***
Catalog #130a
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #187
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1919 1r imperforate and gummed trial colors, three diff. proofs, one with black (instead of brown) background, other two with green background, one double, v.f.
P
Catalog #131P
Unsold
Lot #188
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1919 1r carmine red and dark brown, horizontal lozenges, gummed trial color proof, imperf. lower left sheet corner margin block of four, n.h., upper right stamp creased, otherwise v.f.
Box P
Catalog #131P
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #189
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1919 1r carmine red and gray black, horizontal lozenges, imperf. and gummed trial color proof, groundwork shifted to bottom, block of four, v.f.
Box P
Catalog #131P
Unsold
Lot #190
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1919 1r carmine red, green, black and red brown, horizontal lozenges, imperf. and gummed trial color proof, frame double, block of four, v.f.
Box P
Catalog #131P
Unsold
Lot #191
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1917 10r scarlet, yellow & gray, imperf. sheet margin single, horizontal pair, also block of four (total of seven stamps) n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #135
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #192
RUSSIA 1917-19 ISSUES
1917 (24.10-26.10) four items, forming a single correspondence to Anapa (Kub. oblast) in the Caucas, with two cards sent on 24.10 (eve of the Revolution) with departure and arrival (31.10) pmks, cover sent on the Day of the Revolution (25.10), franked with 15k brown & blue defective), also postal card with unclear departure strike (either 25 or 26 October), both with 31.10 arrival pmks, some toning and cover flaws, otherwise fine and valuble archive used just before, during and perhaps day after the Revolution, during which time all services, including the mail, seized to function in Petrograd
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #193
RUSSIA 1918 cHAINBREAKERS
1918 Chainbreakers, 35k dark blue, imperf. sheet corner margin single, h.r, v.f.
*
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #194
RUSSIA 1918 cHAINBREAKERS
1918 Chainbreakers, 35k dark blue, imperf. single, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #195
RUSSIA 1918 cHAINBREAKERS
1918 Chainbreakers, 35k dark blue, imperforate horizontal pair, used, v.f., rare
O
Catalog #149a
Unsold
Lot #196
RUSSIA 1918 cHAINBREAKERS
1918 Chainbreakers, 35k dark blue, imperf. vertical pair, used, v.f., with Hovest cert.
O
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #197
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1921 100r (7), 200r (2), 250r (6), 300r (3), 500r (1), 1000r (4), selection of 23 different blocks of four, different shades, pelure papers, horizontal and gutter blocks showing different spacing etc., some folded between stamps, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #181/186
Unsold
Lot #198
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1921 1,000r red brown, proof on thick cream paper, block of four, also 1,000r rose, light rose, two distinct shades, n.h., v.f., rare
Box P
Catalog #186P
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #199
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1921 1,000r carmine, double impression, l.h., v.f., signed Romeko
*
Catalog #186var
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #200
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1921 40r red violet, type I (size 37 1/2: 23 1/2mm), trial color proof in dark violet, unused without gum, v.f., rare
P
Catalog #187aP
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #201
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1921 40r red violet, type II, trial color proofs on stamp paper, single without gum, plus horizontal pair, the latter n.h., v.f.
P
Catalog #187P
Unsold
Lot #202
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 5,000r on 20r blue, double surcharge, n.h., some gum offsets, v.f., signed Rosselevitch
**
Catalog #194var
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #203
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 10,000r on 40r, type II, black surcharge inverted, h.r., v.f., signed Romeko
*
Catalog #195a
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #204
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 1,0000r (instead of 10,000r) in black on 40r (type I), h.r., v.f., signed Goznak and Diena. A rare stamp
*
Catalog #195c
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #205
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 10,000r on 40r slate, red surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak
*
Catalog #200a
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #206
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 surcharged 10,000r on 40r (type II), overprint with periods after Cyrillic letters, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #200f
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #207
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 Fifth Year of the Revolution, 5r and 10r horizontal strips of five, overprinted "Obrazets" in black, n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #211,212S
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #208
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 5th Anniversary of the Revolution, 5r and 10r each with double impression, both n.h., also 10r variety with "stop" after "10", l.h., v.f.
***
Catalog #211,212var
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #209
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 5th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 25r violet & black, horizontal pair, significant shift of background, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #213var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #210
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922-23 Star surcharges, selection of 12 including three pairs, double and inverted surcharges, except three shifted (40r on 15k and 200r on 15k), many signed Goznak, mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
***
Catalog #216a/225a
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #211
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1923 Star Surcharges, 40r on 15k, typographed surcharge inverted, block of four, n.h., one stamp tiny thin, others fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #220a
Unsold
Lot #212
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922-23 Star Overprints, 5r (lithographed) on 20k blue & red, imperf. horizontal gutter block of four, l.h., v.f., scarce (Standard 081A $4,250+ for four singles)
Box *
Catalog #223var
Unsold
Lot #213
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 20r on 15k brown & blue, lower right sheet corner margin single, l.h. and post office fresh, v.f., signed Stolow, Dr.P.Jemchouchin, with BPA and Mikulski certificates. A wonderful positional piece (Standard $11,000)
*
Catalog #224
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #214
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 unissued 3r dark blue, imperf. sheet margin single, also a vertical pair on cream paper, plus 4r brown imperforate horizontal strip of four, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #230E,239a
Unsold
Lot #215
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1922 100r red, imperf. sheet corner margin block of four, part of the design omitted at right, n.h., v.f. and striking variety
Box **
Catalog #233var
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #216
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1923 1r-20r lilac, imperforate set of seven, n.h., v.f. (Standard 0107-13, cat. $740)
**
Catalog #238a/41c
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #217
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1923 20r brown violet, two imperf. horizontal pairs, overprinted "Obrazets" in red Cyrillic letters, n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #241c/S
Unsold
Lot #218
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1923 20r brown violet, bottom sheet margin horizontal strip of five, with full Goznak imprint and perforated "Obrazets", n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #241c/S
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #219
RUSSIA R.S.F.S.R
1923 20r Red Army Soldier, unissued 20r gray black and 20r violet (perf. and imperf. of last), first two n.h., last one h.r., v.f.
***
Catalog #241E/P
Unsold
Lot #220
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1923 Definitives (lithographed), 1k-1r imperf. blocks of four, complete set of 10, also additional shade and paper variety of 6k blue, n.h., few natural paper inclusions, v.f.
Box **
Catalog #250-59
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #221
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1923 Definitives (lithographed), 6k black, imperforate horizontal pair, proof on gummed stamp paper, n.h., v.f.
P
Catalog #255P
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #222
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1923 Definitives (lithographed), 1r red, imperforate horizontal pair, proof of vignette only on wove paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #259P
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #223
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, imperforate horizontal strip of five, perforated "Obrazets", n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #277S
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #224
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, imperforate single, large margins all around, l.h., v.f., signed Mikulski, with cert., rare stamp (Standard $725)
*
Catalog #277var
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #225
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, imperforate single, double impression, with unpunched annulling horizontal perforations, n.h., v.f. and unusual
**
Catalog #277var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #226
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, imperforate single, partial double impression at bottom, overinking at top, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #277var
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #227
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, imperforate block of four, double impression, with annulling horizontal perforations, n.h., v.f. and spectacular appearance
Box **
Catalog #277var
Unsold
Lot #228
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 4k deep rose, imperforate proof on colored paper, h.r., v.f.
P
Catalog #279P
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #229
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 4k deep rose, imperf. sheet margin single, double impression, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #274var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #230
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 7k brown, imperforate sheet corner margin block of six, n.h., v.f. (Standard 45var, cat. $1,000)
Box **
Catalog #282var
Unsold
Lot #231
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 8k brown olive, perf.12, l.h., v.f., signed Brun (Standard cat. value $900+)
*
Catalog #283a
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #232
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 15k lemon yellow ("limonka"), well centered and post office fresh, lightly hinged, natural gum crease at lower left and tiny corner tip translucency at lower tight, both of no importance for this key Soviet definitive, with Mikulski cert. (Standard $23,000)
*
Catalog #287
Unsold
Lot #233
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 20k dark olive green, imperforate single, three large margins, clear and ample at bottom, l.h., v.f., signed Mikulski. A rare stamp (Standard $8,000)
*
Catalog #288var
Unsold
Lot #234
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1923 Definitives (typographed), 50k red brown, imperf. proof on glazed card, sheet margin block of four, v.f., with Mikulski cert. ("only one sheet of 100 issued"). A very rare block
Box P
Catalog #275A/P
Unsold
Lot #235
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 50k dark brown, l.h. and fresh, v.f. example of this rarity, with a handstamped guarantee mark (Standard cat. value $5,500)
*
Catalog #275A
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #236
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 50k brown, imperforate single, l.h., v.f., signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin, Mikulski, with cert., rare stamp (Standard $5,500)
*
Catalog #275A
Unsold
Lot #237
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 1r red & brown, horizontal strip of five, perforated "Obrazets" and with horizontal annulling perfs, n.h., v.f.
S
Catalog #290S
Unsold
Lot #238
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 1r red & brown, imperforate single, large margins all around, slightly disturbed gum (from hinge removal), minor corner gum crease, otherwise fresh and v.f., with Mikulski certificate. An undervalued rarity (Standard $9,500)
*
Catalog #290var
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #239
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typograhed), 3r black brown & brown, perforated 10, l.h., v.f., signed Dr.P.Jemchouchin (Standard 57B, cat. value $4,400)
*
Catalog #292a
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #240
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed) 3r black brown & green, perf. 13 1/2x:10, lightly hinged, natural paper inclusion, otherwise v.f., signed Mikulski, with cert. (Standard $2,200)
*
Catalog #292b
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #241
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 3r green & brown, white paper, horizontal pair perforated 13 1/2:10, incomplete ("blind") perforations between stamps and slightly creased between stamps (in an apparent attempt to separate them), n.h., v.f., with Mandrovski cert. A great regular issue rarity, multiples of the compound perforations are virtually non-existent (Standard $16,250 for two singles)
**
Catalog #292b
Unsold
Lot #242
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 3r carmine and red brown, imperforate top sheet margin single, trial color proof with invalidating horizontal perforations, n.h., v.f., rare (Standard 057var)
P
Catalog #292P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #243
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1924 Definitives (typographed), 3r black brown & green, imperforate bottom sheet margin and part imprint single, double impression, with invalidating horizontal perforations, n.h., v.f., rare (Standard 057var)
**
Catalog #292var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #244
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Lenin Mausoleum, perf. and imperf. singles, imperf. sheet corner margin blocks of four, also six covers, various frankings and combinations, fine-v.f.
Box Envelope *
Catalog #294-301
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #245
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 Lenin Mausoleum, imperf. blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #294-97
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #246
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Lenin, 5r and 10r set of two imperforate, top sheet margin horizontal pairs, n.h., v.f. (Standard cat. value $370)
**
Catalog #303-304var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #247
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Lenin, 5r and 10r set of two imperforate, top sheet margin blocks of four, n.h., few gum creases, otherwise, v.f. (Standard Cat. value $740+)
Box **
Catalog #303-304var
Unsold
Lot #248
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Definitives (watermarked), 2k black (imperf.) and 4k black (perf.) gummed trial color proofs, also an additional 4k black, with horizontal annulling perfs, n.h., v.f.
P
Catalog #305P,307P
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #249
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 definitives (watermarked), 18k violet, imperforate sheet margin single, n.h., v.f., signed Mikulski (Standard $3,700)
**
Catalog #316var
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #250
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Lomonosov, 3k brown, imperforate bottom sheet margin horizontal pair, used, v.f., rare
O
Catalog #326var
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #251
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 Popov, 7k blue, also unissued 20k olive brown, red brown, brown, selection of four imperf. proofs on cartridge paper, v.f.
P
Catalog #328P,E
Unsold
Lot #252
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1925 20th Anniversary of the 1905 Revolution, 7k perf. 13 1/2, horizontal pair imperf. between and at right, creased, otherwise fine
*
Catalog #340a,var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #253
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives, 8k green, blue, magenta, yellow and carmine, five different imperforate horizontal pairs, gummed trial color proofs, n.h., v.f. (Standard 0121P)
P
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #254
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (typographed), 8k carmine, imperf. and gummed trial color proof, thin gummed paper, n.h., v.f., with Hovest cert.
P
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #255
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), perforated and imperforate varieties, n.h., v.f., the latter signed Goznak (Standard 118,118Pa, cat. $4,250)
**
Catalog #311var
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #256
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), perforated and imperforate varieties, each with invalidating horizontal perfs, h.r., v.f., signed Goznak (Standard 118,118Pa)
*
Catalog #311var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #257
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), "small head" variety, n.h., short perfs at right, otherwise fine (Standard 119, cat. $4,250)
**
Catalog #311var
Unsold
Lot #258
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), "small head" variety, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak (Standard 119, cat. $4,250)
**
Catalog #311var
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #259
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), "small head" variety, block of 15, with invalidating perforations, n.h., fine
Box **
Catalog #311var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #260
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 8k olive (lithographed), "small head" variety, imperforate single with invalidating perforations, n.h., v.f. (Standard 119Pa, Cat $300+)
**
Catalog #311var
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #261
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 8k on 7k Soldier, watermarked, surcharge inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Romeko, Rosselevitch
**
Catalog #350a
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #262
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 surcharges on postage dues, "8kop" on 2k , 10k and 14k, all three lithographed, perf. 12, with type II surcharges inverted, vertical pairs, n.h., fine-v.f., signed Goznak
**
Catalog #360/65var
Unsold
Lot #263
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 surcharges on postage dues, "8kop" on 2k (typographed) and 10k (lithographed), both perf. 12 (unwatermarked), also 8k on 7k (watermarked), all three with type II surcharges inverted, 10k unused, others h.r., fine-v.f., two signed Goznak
*(*)
Catalog #360/70var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #264
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 surcharges on postage dues, "8kop" on 2k, 8k (typographed) and 14k (lithographed), all three perf. 12 (unwatermarked), type II surcharges inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak
**
Catalog #360a/65var
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #265
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 Esperanto, 14k imperf. upper right sheet corner margin single, hinged in outer margin only, stamp n.h., v.f., with red Museum handstamp
*
Catalog #374var
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #266
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 8k center shifted to top, horizontal pair, also misperforated single, all with invalidating perfs, n.h., fine
**
Catalog #378var
Unsold
Lot #267
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 10th Anniversary of the October Revolution, blocks of four, cplt set, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #375-81
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #268
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 10th Anniversary of the Revolution, 14k blue & red, variety center inverted, horizontal perfs shifted, with annulling vert. perfs, n.h., fine
**
Catalog #379var
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #269
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1927 Definitives, 2k green, imperf. single, large margins, h.r., v.f., signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin (Standard $3,700)
*
Catalog #383var
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #270
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1928 Red Army, 14k Navy and 18k Cavalry, imperforate sheet margin singles (imperforate stamps were struck from single impressions, hence the unusually large margins on all sides), n.h., v.f., extremely rare
**
Catalog #403var, 404a
Unsold
Lot #271
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1928 Soviet Army, 28k green, lower left sheet corner margin block of 10, misperforated and with horizontal invalidating perfs, trimmed at right, signed Ebnet
Box **
Catalog #405var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #272
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1928 Lenin, 10r indigo, horizontal pair, variety imperf. at right, small h.r., usual centering, very rare
*
Catalog #408var
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #273
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1929 Pioneers, 10k olive brown, perf. 12 1/2:12:10 1/2:12, block of four, also a block of 4x14k slate, used on separate registered and flown covers from Moscow (27.8.29), via Berlin to Switzerland, with Zurich arrival pmks, fine-v.f. The block of four of the compound perforation on cover is probably unique
Envelope
Catalog #411b,412
Unsold
Lot #274
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1929 Lenin, 14k indigo, perf. 10, n.h., minor gum wrinkles at top, otherwise v.f. (Standard $900)
**
Catalog #420var
Unsold
Lot #275
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1929 Industrial Production, 20k green, perf. 10 3/4, cancelled Leningrad, also ink numeral (part of the address), fine (Standard Cat. value $550)
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Catalog #429var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #276
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1930 Cavalry Army, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #431-44
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #277
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1932 Maxim Gorky, set of two, blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #470-471
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #278
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1932 Maxim Gorky, 15k brown, imperf. block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #470a
Unsold
Lot #279
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1932 Moscow Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheet of four, unused without gum as issued, insignificant paper spots as often, fresh and very fine condition for this difficult item, only 500 issued (of which 25 were surcharged for special purposes)
Box (*)
Catalog #485-86var
Unsold
Lot #280
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1933 Ethnic People of the Soviet Union, cplt set, l.h. or h.r., fresh, fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #489-509
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #281
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1933 Ethnic People of the Soviet Union, 4k (Birobijan) trial color proof in ultramarine (instead of gray black), line-perf. 12 1/2, with mart of the red letter at bottom ("Proekt"), fine and very rare
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Catalog #492P
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #282
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1933 Ethnic Nationalities, 15k red (Turkmen), variety imperf. at left, cancelled to order, v.f.
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Catalog #503var
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #283
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1933 Baku Commissars, perforated and gummed trial color proofs, complete set of five, n.h., v.f., rare
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Catalog #519-23P
Price Realized
$12,000.00

Lot #284
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1934 Lenin Mausoleum, 5k brown and 10k slate blue, imperf. singles, n.h., v.f., with owner's handstamps on reverse
**
Catalog #524a,525a
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #285
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1934 Lenin Mausoleum, 5k (vertical) and 10k (horizontal) imperforate pairs, used, v.f.
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Catalog #524a-25a
Unsold
Lot #286
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1934 Fedorov, 20k carmine rose, imperf. top sheet margin single, used, v.f., with Museum handstamp on back
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Catalog #529a
Unsold
Lot #287
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1934 Ten Years without Lenin, perforated trial color proofs on ungummed paper, complete set of six, fine-v.f., signed Mikulski, very rare
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Catalog #540-45P
Price Realized
$16,000.00

Lot #288
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Anti-War Issue, set of five, h.r., v.f.,
*
Catalog #546-550
Catalog Value $ 490
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #289
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Moscow Subway, set of four, very lightly hinged (appears n.h.), fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #551-554
Catalog Value $ 425
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #290
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Moscow Subway, 20k three different perforated trial color proofs on stamp paper, fine-v.f., rare
P
Catalog #554P
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #291
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Spartacist Games, complete set never hinged, post office fresh, v.f. (Standard $1,200)
**
Catalog #559-68
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #292
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Kalinin, imperforate photo proofs on cards, cplt set of four, v.f.
P
Catalog #573-76P
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #293
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Tolstoy, imperforate photo proofs on cards, cplt set of three, v.f.
P
Catalog #577-79P
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #294
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 20k Tolstoy, perf.11, variety imperf. at right (margin trimmed), h.r., gum skips and faint stain, also same used, fine-v.f.
*O
Catalog #579Avar
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #295
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1935 Frunze, 2k violet perf. 14, vertical pair imperf. between, used, v.f., rare
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Catalog #580a,var
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #296
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Pioneers, 1k-10k perf. 14, also 15k perf. 11, blocks of four, mostly n.h. (one stamp in each block is hinged), fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #583-87,588a
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #297
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Pioneers, 5k rose lake, perf. 14, variety imperf. at top, cancelled to order, v.f.
O
Catalog #586var
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #298
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Dobrolyubov, 10k perf. 11 1/2, vertical gutter pair, n.h., folded between stamps, v.f.
**
Catalog #589
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #299
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Dobrolyunov, 10k vertical gutter pair, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #589
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #300
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 Pushkin, 10k and 20k red brown, imperforate and gummed vertical se-tenant pair, l.h., v.f., extremely rare se-tenant trial color
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Catalog #590-91P
Unsold
Lot #301
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 10k Pushkin, variety imperf. at bottom, three copies, used, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #590var
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #302
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 10k Pushkin, compound perf. 14x 12 1/2, variety imperf. at top, also imperf. at bottom, both used, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #590var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #303
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 Pushkin souvenir sheet, two large die master die proofs (without values) in black for the 10k and 50k values adapted for the sheetlet of two, value tablets each proof dated (10.2.1937) and signed by the artist. The same designs were used for the 20k and 80k values. A very fine pair of proofs, probably unique, signed V.Zagorsky, with Mikulski cert. for each
P
Catalog #596P
Unsold
Lot #304
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 Pushkin souvenir sheet, proof in lilac brown, uncut vertical pair of two souvenir sheets, with large margins (145x 222mm), with full original gum, never hinged, scoring creases (to indicate the eventual size of the sheetlet), small faults at bottom, otherwise v.f. A great rarity, probably unique (in this color)
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Catalog #596P
Unsold
Lot #305
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 Rustaveli, 20k green, imperforate top sheet margin single, n.h., post office fresh, v.f., seldom offered in such flawless condition (Standard $6,500)
**
Catalog #610var
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #306
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Definitives (unwatermarked) 10k gray blue, imperforate horizontal pair, l.h., v.f., rare (Standard $2,200+)
*
Catalog #616var
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #307
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 Definitives (unwatermarked) 40k Lenin, top left corner sheet margin imperf. single, n.h. (hinged in margin), v.f. (Standard $925)
**
Catalog #619var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #308
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Definitives (unwatermarked) 40k Lenin, imperforate left sheet margin block of four, upper right stamp h.r., balance n.h., usual gum crease at upper left, v.f. and rare block
Box ***
Catalog #619var
Unsold
Lot #309
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1936 Definitives (unwatermarked) 40k Lenin, imperforate horizontal pair, used, v.f.
O
Catalog #619var
Unsold
Lot #310
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 Definititives, 10k olive (unwatermarked), imperforate lower left sheet corner margin single, l.h., v.f., rare (Standard $3,000)
*
Catalog #616Avar
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #311
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 definitives (unwatermarked) 30k claret, imperforate sheet margin single, h.r., v.f. (Standard $900+
*
Catalog #618var
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #312
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 North Pole, 40k dull green and carmine, 80k carmine, imperf. singles, n.h., v.f., the former signed Romeko
**
Catalog #627a-28a
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #313
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 80k North Pole, imperf. top margin single, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #628a
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #314
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 North Pole, 80k carmine, imperf. horizontal pair, used, small scissor cut between stamps, v.f.
O
Catalog #628a
Unsold
Lot #315
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 Chapayev, 1r red & black, imperforate horizontal pair, l.h., v.f. (Standard $4,000)
*
Catalog #635var
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #316
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 First Transpolar Flight, 40k brown & red, also Second Transpolar Flight 20k gray black, imperf. singles, used, v.f., rare
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Catalog #638,641var
Unsold
Lot #317
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 Second Trans-Polar Flight, 10k lilac brown, 20k black and 50k violet, imperforate singles, never hinged, first two with natural gum irregularities or creases, v.f. While only 50 of each were issued of 10k and 20k; the 50k imperforate is virtually unknown (Standard $35,000+ for hinged, 50k unpriced never hinged)
**
Catalog #640-42var
Unsold
Lot #318
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1938 Crimea and Caucasus, complete set in blocks of four, 40k with two stamps hinged and perf. separations, rest n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #666-677
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #319
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 Moscow Scenes, complete set of seven sheet corner margin blocks of four, two stamps in each block hinged, others n.h., fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #706-712
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #320
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 Definitives, 15k dark blue, imperforate single, n.h., v.f. (Standard $4,400)
**
Catalog #713a
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #321
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 Soviet Agricultural Fair, complete set, blocks of four, most with sheet margin, n.h., few adhesions on gum, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #724-733
Unsold
Lot #322
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 5k Worker, perf. 12 1/4, variety imperf. at left, 30k Aviator, varieties imperf. at top, right, and left (3 different, including one used), h.r., six varieties in total, fine-v.f.
*O
Catalog #734,736var
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #323
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 30k on 4k claret, block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #743
Unsold
Lot #324
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 Saltykov, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., few natural gum wrinkles, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #745-748
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #325
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1939 Chekhov, complete set, blocks of four, 30k with faint black offsets on gum, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #763-766
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #326
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 5k Troops on Skis, variety imperf. at right, used, fine
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Catalog #824var
Price Realized
$100.00

Lot #327
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1940 All-Union Agricultural Fair, three se-tenant blocks of four (two different), l.h., fine-v.f.
Box *
Catalog #794/810
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #328
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 Battle of Ismail, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #832-835
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #329
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin block of 10, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #330
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin block of 10, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #331
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin block of eight, plus horizontal pair, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #332
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin block of 12, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #333
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin block of 18, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #334
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be a Hero", 30k sheet margin pane of 30, folded between stamps, n.h., two stamps with tiny gum soaks, otherwise v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #335
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1941 "Be A Hero", 30k carmine, bottom margin block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #856
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #336
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1942 Navoi, set of two, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #857-858
Unsold
Lot #337
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1942 Heroes, set of seven (complete for 1942), blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #860-866
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #338
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1943 25th Anniversary of October Revolution, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., 2r with minor perf. Separations, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #878-885
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #339
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1942 30k Mortar, variety imperf. at left, used, v.f.
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Catalog #891var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #340
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1943 Vitus Bering, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #886-89
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #341
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1943 Vitus Bering, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #886-89
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #342
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1943 Turgenev, set of two, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #909-910
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #343
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1944 30k Schors, variety imperf. at top, also 30k Chaplygin, variety imperf. at bottom, both used, v.f.
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Catalog #942,945var
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #344
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1945 Fighter Planes, 5k variety imperf. at top, used, 1r Yakovlev, variety imperf. at top, l.h. in margin (stamp n.h.), plus and 1r Petlyakov variety imperf. at bottom, cancelled to order, fine-v.f.
*O
Catalog #992A,993,995var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #345
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1945 Engels, 60k variety imperf. at bottom, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1014var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #346
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1946 30k cast Iron, variety imperf. at top, unused, some marginal faults, fine (Mi.1070Uo)
(*)
Catalog #1079var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #347
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1946 Lenin & Stalin, perf. and imperf. sets, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1083-1084
Unsold
Lot #348
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 Arms of Soviet Republics, set of 17 blocks of ten (except 1r two blocks of four and pairs), n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1104-1120
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #349
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 30k Arms, five varieties, including Estonia, variety imperf. at left, used, Latvia, variety imperf. at left, n.h., also same used on piece (horizontal pair), Turkmenistan, variety imperf. at top, cto, and Ukraine, variety imperf. at left, l.h., fine-v.f.
***O
Catalog #1108/1118var
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #350
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 30k Pushkin, variety imperf. at bottom, two copies, one l.h., the other cto, fine-v.f.
*O
Catalog #1121var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #351
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 Moscow, 10 sets including 5k-60k in blocks of 10, 3r+5r se-tenant blocks of 10, 1r, 3r, 2r and 5r vertical se-tenant strip of four plus label, also 2r sheetlet of 10 (scarce), plus pairs and strips of 1r, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1132-46
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #352
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 60k Moscow Subway, variety imperf. at top, n.h., few minor toned spots, also same cancelled to order, fine-v.f. (Mi.1129Uo)
**O
Catalog #1158var
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #353
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1947 Reconstruction, complete sets of perf. and imperf. blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1172-1182,1172-82var
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #354
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 30k Surikov, variety imperf. at top, h.r. in upper margin (stamp n.h.), also same, used, v.f. (Mi.1190Uo)
*O
Catalog #1201var
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #355
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 four sets, including Definitives, Labor Day, Belinski and Ostrovski, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1214-1229
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #356
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Ostrovski, set of three imperforate singles, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #1227-29var
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #357
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Ostrovski, set of three imperforate singles, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #1227-29var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #358
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Ostrovski, set of three imperforate singles, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1227-29var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #359
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Ostrovski, set of three imperforate singles, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1227-29var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #360
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Shishkin, set of four, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1230-1233
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #361
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Shishkin, 1r brown and blue black, with center shifted downwards variety, n.h., few small gum soaks, otherwise fine
**
Catalog #1233var
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #362
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Metallurgy (7) and Five Year Plan (7), blocks of four, n.h., many with sheet margin, v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1237-43,1268-74
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #363
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 1r red brown, block of six, fold-over variety, printing omitted from diagonal half of the block, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1260var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #364
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 1r red brown, block of ten, fold-over variety, printing omitted from diagonal seven stamps, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1260var
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #365
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Young Pioneers, complete set of sheet margin blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1284-88
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #366
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Komsomol, complete set of blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1289-94
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #367
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Issues, three different sets including Chess, Stasov and Sverdlovsk, all in blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1299-1301,1304-5,1307-9
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #368
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Artillery Day, complete set of blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1302-03
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #369
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Cape Deshnev, set of two blocks of four, n.h., natural gum wrinkles, otherwise fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1323-24
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #370
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1948 Cape Deshnev, 20 complete sets, n.h., few natural gum wrinkles, otherwise fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #1323-24
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #371
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Lenin Mausoleum and Admiral Makarov, complete set in blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1326-1329
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #372
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Lenin Mausoleum, perf. and imperf. souvenir sheets of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1327a,var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #373
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Kirov Medical Academy, International Women's Day and Vasili Williams, complete sets, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1330-32, 34-40,48-49
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #374
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Regular Issue (typographed), 25k Flier, block of four, unused (regummed), v.f. Blocks of four of this value are rare (Standard 1381)
Box (*)
Catalog #1345var
Unsold
Lot #375
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Pushkin, complete set in blocks of four, n.h., one 40k with natural gum skips, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1359-1360
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #376
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Sormovo Machine and Boat Works, set of two, blocks of four, n.h., 1r with small adhesion affecting one stamp, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1364-1365
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #377
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Sanatoria and Sports, two complete sets, blocks of four, n.h., one value with gum adhesions and tiny toned spots on gum, balance fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1366-1383
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #378
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Sanatorium, 40k Kislovodsk, upper left sheet corner margin block of eight, top pair variety imperf. at top, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1366var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #379
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 UPU, 40k globe, imperforate single, double impression of the dark blue color, l.h., v.f., rare
*
Catalog #1392a,var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #380
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Agricultural Development and Maly Theater, complete sets, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1394-1402
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #381
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Tadzhik and Uzbek Republics, complete sets in blocks of four, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1420-24,1429-34
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #382
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1949 Return of Western Territories, set of two blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1427-1428
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #383
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1950 Moscow Metro, 1r variety imperf. at left, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1450var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #384
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1950 Belingshausen-Lazarev, three sets, n.h., fine-v.f.,
**
Catalog #1508-09
Catalog Value $ 300
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #385
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1950 Kalinin, seven complete sets, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #1512-14
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #386
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1950 Skyscrapers, complete set, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #1518-1525
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #388
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1951 Aviation as Sport, complete set, marginal blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1590-1593
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #389
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1951 25th Anniversary of the Volkhovski Hydroelectric Power Station, 40k variety showing strong shift of gray background, lilac color completely omitted, n.h., v.f., rare
**
Catalog #1610var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #390
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1952 15th Anniversary of Stalinist Constitution, complete set in blocks of four, n.h., one stamp with gum skips, fine-v.f. (catalogue value for singles)
Box **
Catalog #1624-1627
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #391
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1953 35th Anniversary of October Revolution, set of two, blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1643-44
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #392
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1955 Lomonosov Moscow State University, 200th Anniversary souvenir sheet of four, brown & blue colors omitted, hence no text in margin and missing values and name of the country, cancelled to order 18.2.60, with full original gum, l.h., v.f., with Ukrainian Experts Cert., stated to be one of only two known
Box
Catalog #1787a,var
Unsold
Lot #393
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1956 30th Anniversary of Shatura Power Station, 40k multicolor, double impression of the red brown color at bottom, horizontal sheet margin pair, n.h., v.f. A rarity, only one sheet reported
**
Catalog #1891var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #394
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1957 World Youth Festival, imperf. sheet margin singles, five different (complete as issued), two of each, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1913-4,1936/40var
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #395
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1957 Youth Congress, imperforate vertical pairs, five different (complete as issued), n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #1913-14,1936/40var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #396
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1957 Sputnik Overprints, four singles, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #2021
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #397
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1958 Russian Industry, unissued 40k Voroshilovgrad, n.h., v.f.
**
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #398
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1958 Tchaikovsky, 40k portrait and "Swan Lake", imperf. blocks of four, proofs on thick, ungummed chalky paper, v.f.
Box P
Catalog #2044-45P
Unsold
Lot #399
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1958 Sergey Esenin, 40k multicolor, major error inscriptions omitted from top and tablet below, n.h., v.f. A rarity
**
Catalog #2144var
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #400
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1964 Tokyo Olympics souvenir sheet in green, with red serial number, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #2921-26var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #401
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1965 Space, 20k silver foil, variety white background completely omitted, n.h., v.f., rare
**
Catalog #3023var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #402
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1967 Paintings, 4k Seascape, variety imperf. at bottom, left margin single, cto, v.f.
O
Catalog #3421var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #403
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1968 Definitives, non-denominated "test stamp", sheet of 100, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #3473var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #404
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1969 Stockholm 1969, unissued "1969" overprint, lower left sheet corner margin single, n.h., v.f. (the issued stamp is shown for comparison)
**
Catalog #3612var
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #405
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1969 Stockholm 1969, unissued "1969" overprint, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #3612var
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #406
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1969 Stockholm 1969, unissued "1969" overprint, block of four, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #3612var
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #407
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1971 20k rose red & black, variety showing the silver inscriptions shifted to upper right, partly omitted at right, cancelled to order, v.f., rare
O
Catalog #3920var
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #408
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1971 30k black & rose, inscriptions completely omitted, sheet corner margin single, n.h., v.f., unrecorded error
**
Catalog #3922var
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #409
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1972 Sobinov, unissued 10k ("Narodnyj Artist CCCP"), line perforated 12 1/4 (proof perforation, distinct from the actually printed stamp), with characteristic irregular perforations. Only a few of these proofs were prepared and affixed on special presentation sheetlets by Goznak. This stamp is never hinged but the gum is slightly disturbed, as a result of removal from the presentation sheetlet. A superb modern rarity from the former Soviet Union, with V.Liapine cert. (Standard 4049var)
**
Catalog #3966var
Unsold
Lot #410
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1988 Arctic Exploration, 20k imperf. top sheet margin block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5713var
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #411
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1989 Mukhina, 5k blue, line perf. 12 1/2 and affixed on Goznak presentation card, little toning, otherwise fine
P
Catalog #5781P
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #412
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1989 October Revolution, imperf. block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5814var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #413
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1990 Ducks, imperforate sheet corner margin blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5906-08var
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #414
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1990 Poultry, imperforate sheet corner margin blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5909-11var
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #415
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1940 TO DATE
1994 Architecture, 150r imperf. top sheet margin block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #6216var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #416
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1914 Issue, 7k reduced design, five imperf. plate essays on card, different colors, all in blocks of four, v.f., rare
Box E
Catalog #B7E
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #417
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1914 Issue, white paper, imperf. singles, l.h., v.f., signed Eichental, Pohl etc.
*
Catalog #B9-13var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #418
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1915 3k carmine and gray black, horizontal pair imperf. between and at left, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #B10var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #419
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Volga Famine, 2,250r green, pelure paper, upper right sheet corner margin single, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #B14a
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #420
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Hunger Relief Issue, three different, used with additional franking on registered cover from Petrograd (9.5.23) to England, red London arrival pmk, fine
Envelope
Catalog #B16,34/37
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #421
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Volga Famine Relief, four inverted surcharges, including 100r+100r on 70k blue overprint, 250r+250r on 35k black overprint (2), h.r., plus 100r+100r on 70k black overprint, used, fine-v.f., signed Romeko, etc.
*O
Catalog #B18,20,21var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #422
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Volga Famine Relief, 100r+100r on 70k brown, horizontal pair, double overprint, shifted to left, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f.
***
Catalog #B18var
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #423
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 250r+250r on 35k blue, double surcharge, block of four, n.h., creases at lower right, otherwise fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #B21var
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #424
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for Children, 1k-10k perforated set of five, First printing, l.h., fine-v.f., with Mikulski certificate
*
Catalog #B24-28
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #425
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for Children, 1k orange, perforated, upper right sheet corner margin single, n.h., v.f., signed Champion, Calves etc.
**
Catalog #B24
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #426
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for Children, 2k green, overprint reading up (inverted), l.h., v.f., signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin (Standard $350)
*
Catalog #B25var
Unsold
Lot #427
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Philately for Children, 1k orange, imperf. lower right sheet corner margin block of four, Second printing, n.h., v.f., with 1985 Diena cert.
Box **
Catalog #B29
Unsold
Lot #428
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1922 Hunger Relief set of four, used on registered cover from Moscow (22.11.22) to Petrograd, fine-v.f., with arrival (24.11) cds, scarce on one cover, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Catalog #B34-37
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #429
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, complete set including the silver surcharge, also pelure paper variety, l.h., v.f.,
*
Catalog #B38-42,40a
Catalog Value $ 1,825
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #430
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, four different including the silver surcharge, also the pelure paper variety, used, fine-v.f.
O
Catalog #B39-42,40a
Unsold
Lot #431
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, bronze surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Richter, very rare
*
Catalog #B38a
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #432
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, 2p+2p gold surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Bloch,
*
Catalog #B40b
Catalog Value $ 300
Unsold
Lot #433
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, 4r+4r bronze surcharge, horizontal pair, left stamp with "1 923" spaced date, l.h., v.f. se-tenant
*
Catalog #B41,41a
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #434
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, 4r+4r red proof surcharge, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak
*
Catalog #B41P
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #435
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, 4r+4r red proof surcharge, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak
*
Catalog #B41P
Unsold
Lot #436
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, silver surcharge, l.h., v.f., with handstamped guarantee mark,
*
Catalog #B42
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #437
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Philately for Labor, silver surcharge, small h.r., v.f., pencil signed (Standard $1,600)
*
Catalog #B42
Unsold
Lot #438
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 silver surcharge, position 22, used on piece, v.f., signed Mikulski
O
Catalog #B42
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #439
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 silver surcharge, bottom sheet margin single, used, v.f.
O
Catalog #B42
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #440
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 silver surcharge inverted, used on piece, v.f., signed W.Pohl, Roumet etc., rare
O
Catalog #B42a
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #441
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 silver surcharge, "1 923" spaced year-date, l.h., v.f., signed W.Pohl, Roumet etc.
*
Catalog #B42b
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #442
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1924 Leningrad Flood Relief, 3k+10k on 100r orange, surcharge inverted, h.r., v.f., signed Goznak,
*
Catalog #B43b
Catalog Value $ 500
Unsold
Lot #443
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1923 Leningrad Flood Relief, 7k+20k on 200r, surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak, Romeko, Mikulski,
*
Catalog #B44a
Catalog Value $ 500
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #444
RUSSIA Semi-Postals
1924 Leningrad Flood Relief, 14k+30k on 300r, pelure paper, used, v.f., rare,
O
Catalog #B45a
Catalog Value $ 400
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #445
RUSSIA Air Post
1916 (20.12) picture postcard (Station Baikal), sent free-frank and bearing a violet Airfleet Dirigible battalion (Eastern Siberian det.) handstamp, fine and scarce World War I usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #446
RUSSIA Air Post
1922 45r green, red propeller variety "broken tail", used in combination with others stamps (paying a total of 100,825r) on back of a registered cover from Chimki (31.1.23) to Rome, fine-v.f., with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #C1var
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #447
RUSSIA Air Post
1924 Surcharges, set of four, sheet margin blocks of four, n.h. (few hinged in margin), v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C6-9
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #448
RUSSIA Air Post
1924 surcharged 10k on 5r green, basic stamp wide "5", left sheet margin single, l.h., v.f., signed Romeko
*
Catalog #C7a
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #449
RUSSIA Air Post
1924 15k on 1r brown, surcharge inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin etc. (Standard $2,500)
*
Catalog #C8a
Unsold
Lot #450
RUSSIA Air Post
1924 15k on 1r brown, lower left sheet corner margin single, surcharge inverted, never hinged, v.f.
**
Catalog #C8a
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #451
RUSSIA Air Post
1924 20k on 10r red, surcharge inverted, l.h., fresh and v.f. example of this rarity, signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin
*
Catalog #C9a
Price Realized
$19,000.00

Lot #452
RUSSIA Air Post
1927 Map over the World, set of two, perforated "Obrazets", unused, fine and very rare
S
Catalog #C10-11S
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #453
RUSSIA Air Post
1927 10k Map over the World, two varieties incl. broken "7" of "1927" and dot under the letter "II" of "Pochta", fine-v.f. (Standard $800)
*
Catalog #C10var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #454
RUSSIA Air Post
1927 10k Map over the World, variety broken "7" of "1927", sheet margin single, l.h., v.f. (Standard $370)
*
Catalog #C10var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #455
RUSSIA Air Post
1927 10k Airplane and map, variety broken "7" of "1927" and white dot before "A" of "Avio" (position 26) sheet margin single, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #C10var
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #456
RUSSIA Air Post
1930 40k and 80k Airships, set of two used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Leningrad (29.11.36) to Czechoslovakia, some toning, otherwise fine and unusual franking
Envelope
Catalog #C12-13
Unsold
Lot #457
RUSSIA Air Post
1930 Zeppelin 40k and 80k imperforate, h.r., the former with tiny thin, v.f., signed Goznak, Elliot etc., with Diena cert.
*
Catalog #C12b-13b
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #458
RUSSIA Air Post
1930 Zeppelin, 40k and 80k imperforate sheet margin singles, l.h. and post office fresh, v.f., signed Mikulski
*
Catalog #C12b-13b
Unsold
Lot #459
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 Airships, perf. and imperf. sets of five, mostly l.h., few perf. n.h., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #C15-24
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #460
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 Airships, perf. and imperf. sets of five, h.r., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #C15-24
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #461
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 Airships, imperf. set, used on registered and flown cover from Moscow (7.6) to Germany, v.f., with arrival pmks
Envelope
Catalog #C15-19
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #462
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 50k violet brown, imperforate trial color proof on gummed stamp paper, large margins all around, l.h., fresh and v.f., with Museum handstamp. A major Soviet rarity, only 24 (!) printed
*
Catalog #C18var
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #463
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 Airships, perforated set of five, used on registered and flown cover from Moscow (17.7) to Germany, v.f., with arrival pmks
Envelope
Catalog #C20-24
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #464
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 50k gray blue (error), left sheet margin single, n.h., well centered, v.f. (Standard $950)
**
Catalog #C23a
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #465
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 50k gray blue (error), used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Leningrad (9.9.33), via Berlin to Switzerland, fine and rare cover, with appropriate transit and arrival pmks, rare on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C23a
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #466
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 15k gray, perf. 14, used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Leningrad (23.12.35) to France, fine and rare cover, with appropriate transit and arrival pmks, rare on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C25b,52
Unsold
Lot #467
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 15k gray black, sheet margin imperf. single, l.h., v.f., signed Stolow etc., only 100 printed,
*
Catalog #C25c
Catalog Value $ 4,000
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #468
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 15k gray, imperforate horizontal pair, l.h., v.f., signed Stolow, with Mandrovski cert. A rare pair, only 100 imperf. stamps printed,
*
Catalog #C25c
Catalog Value $ 8,000
Unsold
Lot #469
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 North Pole, perf. and imperf. sets, h.r., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #C26-33
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #470
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 North Pole, 30k perf. 12 1/4, variety imperf. at left, l.h., v.f., with Mandrovski cert.
*
Catalog #C30var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #471
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 North Pole, 2r deep ultramarine, perforated "OBRAZETS", h.r., v.f.
S
Catalog #C33S
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #472
RUSSIA Air Post
1932 International Polar Year, blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C34-35
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #473
RUSSIA Air Post
1932 Polar Year, set of two used on flown cover and card from Archangelsk to Moscow etc., appropriate markings and cachets, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C34-35
Unsold
Lot #474
RUSSIA Air Post
1932 Polar Year, set of two used on cover from Franz Josef Land to Archangelsk and to Moscow, v.f., with appropriate markings
Envelope
Catalog #C34-35
Unsold
Lot #475
RUSSIA Air Post
1933 Stratosphere Balloon, two sets of three, one l.h., other regummed, fine-v.f.,
*(*)
Catalog #C37-39
Catalog Value $ 600
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #476
RUSSIA Air Post
1933 Stratosphere Balloon, two sets of three, l.h., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #C37-39
Catalog Value $ 600
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #477
RUSSIA Air Post
1933 Stratosphere Balloon, set of three, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #C37-39
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #478
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Civil Aviation, imperforate sheet margin singles in issued colors (extremely rare), complete set, all horizontal watermarks, unused with original gum, h.r., v.f.
*
Catalog #C40-44var
Price Realized
$18,000.00

Lot #479
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Civil Aviation, watermarked issue, 80k violet, perforated 10:13 3/4:13 3/4:13 3/4, sheet margin at top, cancelled Moscow 25.3., v.f., rare
O
Catalog #C44var
Unsold
Lot #480
RUSSIA Air Post
1933 Civil Aviation (unwatermarked) complete set of five, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #C45-49
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #481
RUSSIA Air Post
1933 Civil Aviation, unwatermarked, imperf. trial color proofs, complete set of five, without gum as issued, v.f.
P
Catalog #C45-49P
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #482
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Stratosphere Disaster ("Sirius") set of three, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #C50-52
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #483
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Stratosphere Disaster, blocks of four, cancelled to order, fine-v.f.
Box
Catalog #C50-52
Unsold
Lot #484
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Stratosphere Disaster, 5k Usyskin, perf. 14, top sheet margin block of four, vertical position of the watermark, n.h. and post office fresh, fine-v.f., rare
Box **
Catalog #C50a
Unsold
Lot #485
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Stratosphere Disaster ("Sirius"), 5k Usyskin perforated 14, block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C50a
Unsold
Lot #486
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 5k lilac brown, imperforate sheet margin single, vertical watermark, l.h. at top, v.f., signed Sanabria
*
Catalog #C50var
Unsold
Lot #487
RUSSIA Air Post
1934 Stratosphere Disaster, 10k brown, perf. 14, cancelled to order (as always), v.f., extremely rare (Standard $6,000)
O
Catalog #C51a
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #488
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set, l.h. or h.r., usual gum wrinkles, fine-v.f. (Standard $1,200)
*
Catalog #C58-67
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #489
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set never hinged, post office fresh, v.f. (Standard $2,700)
**
Catalog #C58-67
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #490
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set of 10, n.h., some with dried gum, otherwise fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #C58-67
Unsold
Lot #491
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin, blocks of four, cancelled to order, fine-v.f., rare
Box
Catalog #C58-67
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #492
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin, 50k ultramarine, used with additional franking on registered, "Express" cover (15.4.36) from Moscow to Stockholm
Envelope
Catalog #C52,67
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Lot #493
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak,
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Catalog #C68
Catalog Value $ 1,250
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #494
RUSSIA Air Post
1936 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge on 10k brown, h.r., v.f., signed Romeko, Goznak
*
Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #495
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, n.h. but disturbed (glazed from mount) gum, v.f., signed Goznak,
**
Catalog #C68
Catalog Value $ 2,500
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Lot #496
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak,
**
Catalog #C68
Catalog Value $ 2,500
Unsold
Lot #497
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, small "f" variety, l.h., minor horizontal crease, otherwise v.f.,
*
Catalog #C68b
Catalog Value $ 1,800
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #498
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, small "f" variety, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak,
*
Catalog #C68b
Catalog Value $ 1,800
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #499
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, small "f" variety, central Moscow cds, v.f., signed Goznak,
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Catalog #C68b
Catalog Value $ 2,000
Unsold
Lot #500
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, small "f" variety, Moscow cds, v.f.,
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Catalog #C68b
Catalog Value $ 2,000
Unsold
Lot #501
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 10k, 30k, 40k, 50k and 80k, five different imperforate singles, all with adequate margins all around, n.h., occasional slight creasing, v.f. and incredibly rare assemble, first four with Mandrovski certificates
**
Catalog #C69a,71,72,73,74var
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Lot #502
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 30k red brown & black, vertical pair imperf. between, cancelled to order, v.f., signed Forrester
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Catalog #C71var
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #503
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 40k violet brown & black, vertical strip of four, middle pair imperf. between, used, v.f., signed Forrester
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Catalog #C72var
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #504
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 50k dark violet & black, vertical pair imperf. between, cancelled to order, v.f., signed Forrester
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Catalog #C73var
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #505
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 1r souvenir sheet of four, two used copies, fine-v.f.
Box
Catalog #C75a
Catalog Value $ 300
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #506
RUSSIA Air Post
1937 Airplanes, 50k dark violet & black, vertical pair imperf. between, cancelled to order, v.f.
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Catalog #C73var
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #507
RUSSIA Air Post
1949 50k-3r, complete set, blocks of four, n.h., natural gum winkles, fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C83-90
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #508
RUSSIA Air Post
1955 North Pole overprints, 1r and 2r vertical blocks of six, each showing a variety "missing dash" from year date, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C95-96,var
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Lot #509
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 surcharged 600m on 3r, type III, position 20, basic stamp with considerable offset, h.r., v.f. and unusual variety
*
Catalog #CO4var
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Lot #510
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 10k, type II, l.h., v.f. (Standard $1,500)
*
Catalog #CO5
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #511
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 surcharged 1200m on 10k, type III, right sheet margin single, position 10, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak
**
Catalog #CO5
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Lot #512
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 50k, type I, position 17, full original gum, lightly hinged,, v.f., with Mikulski certificate. Only 50 (!) issued (Standard $95,000+)
*
Catalog #CO6
Price Realized
$85,000.00

Lot #513
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 surcharged 1,200m on 2,25r, overprint type I (position 7), l.h., v.f., signed Goznak
*
Catalog #CO7
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Lot #514
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 surcharged 1200m on 2.25r, type I, position 14, h.r., v.f., signed Mikulski
*
Catalog #CO7
Unsold
Lot #515
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 2,25r, type I, l.h., v.f., signed Calves (Standard $2,000)
*
Catalog #CO7
Unsold
Lot #516
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 2,25r, type II, l.h., v.f. (Standard $3,000)
*
Catalog #CO7
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #517
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 2.25r, overprint type III (position 25), l.h., v.f. Type III occurs only five times per setting of 25 (Standard $3,200)
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Catalog #CO7
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Lot #518
RUSSIA Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 2,25r, type II, l.h., v.f., signed Romeko etc. (Standard $3,000)
*
Catalog #CO7
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Lot #519
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1925 (29.9) registered and flown cover from Tashkent to Germany, attractively franked, with Berlin arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #520
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1927 (15.6) registered and flown cover from Copenhagen to Moscow, with tree line "Polucheno z Vozdushnoy Pochtoi" handstamp, Berlin transit and Moscow arrival pmks, fine
Envelope
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Lot #521
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (18.9) registered and flown cover from Moscow, via "Dobrolet" (cachet on reverse) to Irkutsk, with arrival (22.9) pmk, some cover toning, otherwise fine and scarce first flight
Envelope
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Lot #522
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (22.7) registered and flown cover from Baku to Osaka, Japan, attractively franked with the complete set of four surcharges, plus 1927 set of two, with Moscow transit (24.7) and Osaka (24.8) arrival pmks, fine and scarce flight
Envelope
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Lot #523
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (30.4) registered and flown first flight cover from Moscow, via Berlin (1.5) to London (2.5), franked with the 1927 set of two, plus additional definitives, fine
Envelope
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Lot #524
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (30.4) registered and flown first flight cover from Moscow, via Kharkov and Baku to Teheran, franked with the 1927 set of two, plus additional definitives, fine-v.f., with arrival (22.5) pmks, fine and scarce flight
Envelope
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Lot #525
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1931 (21.6) record Round the World flight by Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, cover cancelled Mineola, New York, Berlin (24.6), Moscow (29.6), with July 1, Mineola arrival cds. The route was from New York, via Harbour Grace, Chester, England, Hanover, Berlin, Moscow, Novo-Sibirsk, Irkutsk, Blagoveschensk, Khabarovsk, Nome, Edmonton and back to New York, signed by both pilots, with Russian "Dobrolet" cachet, v.f
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC TO 1141
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Lot #526
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 registered and flown cover from Baku, via Moscow and Berlin to Milan, franked with single 3r (watermarked) definitive, appropriate transit and arrival pmks, filing fold away from the stamp, scarce high value on cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #527
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 10k stationery card, with Italian franking, plus additional 20k carmine, registered and flown from Fiume (24.10) via Berlin to Moscow, with "Polucheno Voszdushnoy Pocht." (received via Air Post), fine and extraordinary card
Envelope
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Lot #528
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1932 (July 5), Mattern and Griffin Round the World Flight. The U.S. pilot Jimmy Mattern, together with Lt. Griffin, took off from Floyd Bennet Field in an attempt to beat round-the-world record held by Post and Gatty. The fliers landed in Berlin after a trip of 31 hours and 41 minutes, from New York, via Harbor Grace. They later reached Moscow, but cracked up on their hop to Siberia. Cover franked with 5c U.S. (New York July 5), 4pf Germany (July 7) and 15k Russia (cancelled Minsk 7.7), addressed to Clarence E. Page and autographed by both pilots, some usual minor flaws and toning, of no consequence. One of only 10 (!) covers carried on this flight
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC TO 1167
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Lot #529
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1930 Moscow to Germany flight, registered and flown cover to Dresden, franked with 80k and regular 20k and 15k adhesives, with Friedrichshafen transit and Dresden arrival pmks, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #530
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1931 Polar Flight from Leningrad to the North Pole, franked with the complete set of four imperforate adhesives, Icebreaker Malyguin arrival, sent from there to Austria, with Wien arrival pmk, v.f., scarce
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #531
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1932 5th SAF from Moscow to Friedrichshafen and to Colombia, where local franking was added for further transmission to Brazil, v.f., with appropriate transit and arrival pmks. A rare combination cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #532
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1933 2nd SAF from Leningrad to Brazil, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #533
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1933 4th SAF from Leningrad to Brazil, fine-v.f., with Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #534
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1933 5th SAF card to Brazil, red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #535
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1933 9th SAF (Chicago) from Moscow to Brazil, v.f., with scarce franking and Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #536
RUSSIA Zeppelin Flights
1933 9th SAF (Chicago) from Alexandrovsk-Vokzal (Ukraine) to Brno (Czechoslovakia) and from there via Friedrichshafen to Brazil, fine-v.f., rare origin
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #537
RUSSIA Special Delivery
1932 5k carmine (motorcycle), perforated (11 1/2) trial color proof affixed on gray card, with red "PROEKT 5 March 1932" overprint, v.f., rare
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Lot #538
RUSSIA Postage Dues
1924 8k on 35k inverted and double surcharge, also 32k on 35k inverted surcharge, first light carmine, others dark carmine, l.h. or n.h., signed Goznak
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Catalog #J4,8var
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Lot #539
RUSSIA Postage Dues
1924 5k on 35k blue, dark blue, two imperf. singles, each surcharged in red, one sheet margin single (l.h. in margin only), v.f., one signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin, scarce,
*
Catalog #Mi.3a,bU
Catalog Value EUR 400
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #540
RUSSIA Postage Dues
1924 10k on 35k block of four, bottom left without surcharge, small faults at top, error pair n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #J5a
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #541
RUSSIA Postage Dues
1924 40k on 35k imperf. sheet margin single, h.r., v.f.
*
Catalog #J9a
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #542
RUSSIA Officials
1921 (1.10) registered cover used in Kharkov, with five different fiscals incl. 50k, 1r, 10r, 25r and 100r, fine-v.f., with arrival cds
Envelope
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Lot #543
RUSSIA Officials
1925 Foreign Exchange surcharges, 3k on 3r used on back of a registered cover from Moscow (16.1) to Saratow, with arrival pmk, fine
Envelope
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Lot #544
RUSSIA Telegraph Stamps
1884 20k brown & blue, upper left sheet corner margin imperf. block of four, hinged in margin only, stamps n.h., v.f. and scarce positional multiple
Box **
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #545
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1845 5k blue, entire envelope (113:76) with imprint at upper right, used locally in St.Petersburg, with red "Doplatit" and charged "10k" in ms, with "4" cancel on back, v.f. and remarkable application of Postage Due on St.Petersburg stationery, ex-Kirchner (interesting notation on the back confirming that this item was traded in 1924 for a Basel Dove on cover)
Envelope
Price Realized
$6,500.00

Lot #546
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1846 5k blue (135x85mm), imprint inverted at lower left, unused entire envelope, fine and rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #547
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1848 Second Issue, 30 (+1)k rose, three unused entire envelopes (144x117mmm), different shades, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #548
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1848 10+1k black (eagle with narrow tail), cancelled by pen, with "Grodno Nov.14, 1854" departure datestamp in red, addressed to Radoszyce, with "Opoczno" transit (also in red), fine and rare usage of Russian stationery entire in the Kingdom of Poland
Envelope
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Lot #549
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1855 10+1k black, cancelled by "9" in circular dots, with corresponding "Voronezh 17 July, 1860" departure pmk, addressed to Moscow, with arrival pmk
Envelope
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Lot #550
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1855 10+1k black, cancelled by pen, with Moscow 1856 departure datestamp, addressed to Vyborg, Finland, with "Polucheno" (received) and red wax seal, fine
Envelope
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Lot #551
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1855 10+1k black, two different, each cancelled by pen, with Moscow (1855) and St.Petersburg (1857) arrival pmks
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #552
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1855 10+1k black, cancelled by pen and addressed to Finland, with "Bobruisk, March" departure datestamp, boxed "ANK 15/4" struck on arrival, overall ageing and toning, full intact wax seal and clear markings
Envelope
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Lot #553
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1861 Fifth Issue, 20k greenish blue, Eagle with thick tail (variety) type I imprint on backflap, envelope type III (145x115mm) unused, v.f., with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #554
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1861-63 Fifth and Seventh Issue, two unused entire envelopes, both 10 (+1)k black, one type III (wmk type II) 135x107mm, other type IV (wmk type III) 120x75mm, v.f., with Mikulski certificates, ex-Faberge
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #555
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1868 Ninth Issue, 20k blue and 30k carmine rose, unused entire envelopes, each 113x73mm, small size not issued, as they were deemed too small for the weight allowed, minor toning at lower left corner, otherwise v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #556
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1868 Ninth Issue, 20k blue (3) and 30k carmine rose (2), unused entire envelopes, two different sizes of each, also additional shade of 20k, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #557
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1875-81 Thirteenth Issue, 10k brown (2) 20k blue (2) and 30k carmine rose (1), two different sizes of each, also surcharged 7k on 10k, six different unused entire envelopes, fresh, v.f. lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #558
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1875 5k violet lilac, stationery entire (139x113), showing variety open "O" of "Kopeck" at top, unused, little toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.U21B
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Lot #559
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1880-81 surcharged 7k on 20k unused stationery entire, fine
Envelope
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Lot #560
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1883 1k wrapper, additionally franked with 2k green, used from Kharkov (25 Oct) to Guatemala, fine stationery item, used to an unusual destination
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #561
RUSSIA Postal Stationery
1884 5k lilac (2), 7k light blue (4) and 14k, selection of eight different stationery entire envelopes, unaccepted designs, the so-called "Keppler essays" on watermarked paper, various sizes, unused, v.f., extremely rare
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Price Realized
$19,000.00

Lot #562
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & rose, without stop after "Kreises", large margins all around, cancelled "390" in dots (Wenden), v.f. and beautiful stamp, signed Brun,
O
Catalog #Mi.1
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #563
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k rose, proof with inscriptions entirely in rose, thin, v.f. appearance, extremely rare
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Catalog #Mi.1P
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #564
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & blue green, unused with full original gum, large margins all around, fresh and v.f., signed Eichental
*
Catalog #Mi.2a
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #565
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & blue green, unused without gum, large margins all around, fresh and v.f., signed Eichental
(*)
Catalog #Mi.2a
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #566
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & blue green, diagonal half, cancelled by pen and used on small piece, in combination with Russian 10k brown & blue, rare
Catalog #Mi.2a
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #567
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & blue green, groundwork inverted, unused without gum, h.r. and minor thinning, fine
(*)
Catalog #Mi.2aK
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #568
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & yellow green, groundwork inverted, unused without gum, h.r., fine, signed Eichental
(*)
Catalog #Mi.2bK
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #569
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & rose, 1890 reprint, large margins all around, fresh and v.f.
*
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #570
RUSSIA Wenden
1863 2k black & yellow green, 1880 reprint, vertical pair, fresh and v.f.
*
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #571
RUSSIA Wenden
1866 cover from Wenden to Riga, franked with 2k rose & green, cancelled by pen and partly tied by Wenden cds and used in combination with Russian 10k brown & blue (unwatermarked), 28 October docketing, additional Wenden 29 Oct. 66 departure and 31 October, 66 arrival in pen, intact wax seal showing through on front, fine and rare combination cover, signed Bloch, Calves, Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.5
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #572
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1904-08 10k dark blue, vertically laid paper, red "Kitai" overprint, h.r., fresh and v.f., signed Roger Calves, rare,
*
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $ 1,450
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #573
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1904-08 10k dark blue, vertically laid paper, red "Kitai" overprint, h.r., fresh and v.f., signed Roger Calves, rare,
*
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $ 1,450
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Lot #574
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1916 (9.12) registered value (30r) letter from a German or Austrian Prisoner of War held in Tientsin, franked with a block of 4x7k Kitai, sent to Habarovsk, via the "I.J.P.O Tientsin" (22.12.16 transits), with arrival pmk, intact wax seals, minor cover flaws, impressive item
Envelope
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Lot #575
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1917 $5 on 5r surcharge inverted, bottom sheet margin block of three, plus violet & green "V" labels, l.h. at bottom, top pair n.h., v.f. and rare positional piece, signed Peter Holcombe (catalogue value for three hinged stamps)
Box ***
Catalog #68a
Catalog Value $ 1,500
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Lot #576
RUSSIA Russo-Japanese War
1904-05 Selection of ten cards, picture postcards and covers, all used by the Russian military in the Far East, variety of markings incl. "HQ 3rd Siberian Army" (FL to Vilnius), Field Post Office Harbin to Revel (ppc), "29 East, Siberian Relief Battalion Harbin Korp. Gorodok" (ppc to Moscow), Cards from Felin to Moscow, negative handstamp of the 52nd Dragoons, ppc to Kursk, with St.Makush… railroad pmk etc., fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #577
RUSSIA Russo-Japanese War
1905 two free-frank red-band military envelopes to Russia, one with scarce Field Post Office of 17th Army Corps 19.1.05 cds, another 22.1.1905 to Odessa, fine
Envelope
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Lot #578
RUSSIA Russo-Japanese War
1905 stampless ppc to Kronshtadt, with violet "Station Kliukvennaya, Siberian Rail Road", also army unit hs and arrival pmk, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #579
RUSSIA Russo-Japanese War
1905 stampless ppc to Smolensk, with violet army unit hs and 16th Army Field Post 23.XI.05 datestamp, v.f., with arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #580
RUSSIA Sakhalin
1903 (25 April) registered cover to St.Petersburg, franked with 1k, 14k and 20k, all neatly tied by superb strikes of Sakhalin Island "Alexandrovsk-2" datestamps, with registration label alongside, backstamped on arrival in St. Petersburg (17.5), minor cover stains and flaws, also small piece with 10k blue, showing two excellent strikes of "Sakhalin Primorsk. Obl. 2"
Envelope
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Lot #581
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1858 20k blue & orange, perf. 12 1/2 (Mi.6), cancelled "778" in blue dots (Trebizonde), creased, still fresh and attractive strike
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Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #582
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 10k brown & blue, perf. 12 1/2, vertical strip of three, cancelled by boxed "Franco" in blue on outer FL, posted from the Russian Post Office in Constantinople (blue 31 Aug.63 departure cds) to Nuka, additional "franco" endorsement at lower left, some cover mending, otherwise fine and scarce
Envelope
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Lot #583
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 30k carmine & green, perf. 12 1/2 (Mi.7), cancelled "Constantinople 10 April 1865" in blue, fresh and attractive strike
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Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #584
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1879 7k gray, stationery entire envelope to Constantinople, with "Konstantin 20 Sept.79" strike in black, full pmk repeated on back, entire roughly opened and toned, nevertheless scarce usage of Imperial Postal Stationery in Levant
Envelope
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #585
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 14 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St.Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #586
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1899-1913 selection of 10 covers (mostly with individual descriptions) from Russia, via Odessa to Mt.Athos (St.Andrew Monastery), usually addressed to the Father Superior, the Archimandrite Joseph and the brotherhood, for transmission to a particular worshipper, various franking and different markings, including postage due etc., interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #587
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1916 Used in Iran, registered cover sent from Tabriz to Berne, Switzerland, franked with 10k Arms and 3k and 7k Romanov, tied by Tabriz Russian Consular pmks, opened by censor, usual stain on reverse, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #588
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, first issue on thin paper, vertical strip of four (complete sheet as issued), also 1866 6k blue, imperf. sheetlet of four with full margins all around (minor hinge thins in outer margins, stamps n.h.), the former with typical marginal faults, also stains affecting bottom stamps, signed Mikulski, the latter with Royal cert.
Box ***
Catalog #1,1c
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Lot #589
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused with large margins, gum wrinkles and minor creases, fie
*
Catalog #1
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Lot #590
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1863 6k blue, unused without gum, tiny thin, v.f. appearance
(*)
Catalog #1
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Lot #591
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & brown, top sheet margin single (position 3), with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom tied on small piece by blue 1869 cds, v.f., with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #592
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa brown & blue, horizontal sheet margin pair, showing adjoining stamps at top, cut in at bottom, cancelled by a single "781" in dots of Mersina, scarce multiple
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Catalog #2
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #593
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1865 10pa red brown & blue, top sheet margin vertical pair, with large margins except just touching at upper left, showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by "781" in triangle of blue dots on FL from Mersina to Beirut, with "Gerbin & Chamar/ Mersina" bilingual merchant's cachet, plus the Russian Post office arrival postmark of "Port Beirut", fine and very rare cover, signed Bartels, with 2004 L.Melnikov A.I.E.P. cert., ex-Faberge collection (lot 76 in the 1940 auction)
Envelope
Catalog #2
Unsold
Lot #594
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jaffa", complete set used, also additional copies of 10p on 1r and 35pi on 3.50r, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #71-79
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #595
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1909 overprinted "Jerusalem", complete set, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #81-89
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #596
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1913-22 15pa on 3k red, imperf. horizontal pair, perforated "Obrazets", also 1 1/2pi on 15k with red overprint, v.f.
S
Catalog #209,228S
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #597
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1920 50pi on 5r (Tsar Nicholas II), lower right sheet corner margin single ("Bazar Philatelique" hs), n.h., v.f.,
**
Catalog #261A
Catalog Value $ 950
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #598
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO)
1893-1914 postal history, selection of 21 covers or FLs from Ohansk, Irbit, Shadrinsk, Vyatsk, Glazov, Kotelnich, Bogorodsk, Urzhum etc., different frankings incl. one from Berlin to Bogorodsk (German stamp trimmed), three stampless, occasional flaws, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #599
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) BIELOZERSK
1878 2k black on white paper, unused without gum, small thin, otherwise fine,
(*)
Catalog #13
Catalog Value $ 400
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Lot #600
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) BIELOZERSK
1887 2k yellow brown, vertical tete-beche pair, h.r., small thin at bottom, otherwise v.f.,
*
Catalog #31S
Catalog Value $ 300
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #601
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) BIELOZERSK
1887 2k lilac, vertical tete-beche pair, used, folded between stamps, v.f. (catalogue value for unused)
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Catalog #32S
Catalog Value $ 300
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Lot #602
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) BIELOZERSK
1887 2k violet, vertical tete-beche pair, unused without gum, unused without gum, folded between stamps, fine,
(*)
Catalog #34S
Catalog Value $ 200
Unsold
Lot #603
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) BUGULMA
1899 2k blue & carmine rose, vertical pair, imperf. between, h.r., fine-v.f.
*
Catalog #13var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #604
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) CHISTOPOL
1911 2k brown, light cancel, fine (Schmidt RR)
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $ 350
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #605
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) CHISTOPOL
1911 2k brown, fine used (Schmidt RR)
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $ 350
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #606
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) GRIAZOVETS
1894 4k violet, vertical se-tenant strip of six, unused without gum, fine-v.f.
(*)
Unsold
Lot #607
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) IRBIT
1180 4k green on black, vertical tete-beche pair, unused without gum, creases, fine appearance,
(*)
Catalog #3S
Catalog Value $ 140
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #608
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) IRBIT
1885 2k black & lilac plus lilac rose, vertical gutter tete-beche pair, folded between stamps, unused without gum, little toning, otherwise fine-v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #7S
Catalog Value $ 600
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #609
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) KHVALYNSK
1914 2k Arms, vertical gutter pane of 54, containing 12 tete-beche pairs, folded between stamps, n.h., fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #6S
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #610
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) MALMYZH
1870 2k lilac rose, unused without gum, thinned, fine appearance, rare,
(*)
Catalog #2
Catalog Value $ 700
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #611
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) NOLINSK
18868 2k black on green, vertical strip of five (complete sheet) showing different types, unused with original gum, creases and rust spots (heavy at bottom), otherwise fine, ex-Ferrary, Faberge, with Mandrovski cert.
*
Catalog #3
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #612
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) NOVGOROD
1879-80 5k black on violet, 5k black on lilac, two diff., unused with original gum, h.r., fine-v.f. (Schmidt R)
*
Catalog #7,8
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #613
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) ORGHEEV
1879 6k green, horizontal strip of three, imperf. at left and at bottom, unused without gum, fine,
(*)
Catalog #8
Catalog Value $ 360
Unsold
Lot #614
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) PODOLSK
1874 5k green, horizontal tete-beche pair, h.r., fine, with Mandrovski cert.,
*
Catalog #4S
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #615
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) SOLIKAMSK
1912 2k dark blue, used in combination with Imperial 7k blue on cover (opened for display) from Veretya (11 May) to Moscow, with 15.5 arrival cds
Envelope
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #616
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) VELSK
1888 3k green, perf. 11 1/2, unused without gum, thinned and irregular perfs, fine appearance (Schmidt RRR, Chuchin RR)
(*)
Catalog #4
Catalog Value $ 1,200
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #617
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) VELSK
1902 2k green, sheet of 25, some perf. separations, n.h., fine-v.f. (catalogue value for hinged singles)
Box **
Catalog #27
Catalog Value $ 625
Unsold
Lot #618
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) YELISAVETGRAD
1872 20k dark blue, irregular block of 11 (error stamp removed at right), folded between stamps, fine-v.f. and impressive multiple,
Box *
Catalog #5
Catalog Value $ 880
Unsold
Lot #619
RUSSIAN LOCALS (ZEMSTVO) ZENKOV
1895 1k bronze, vertical tete-beche block of ten, imperf. on two sides, h.r., some small flaws, otherwise fine-v.f.,
Box *
Catalog #31,31S
Catalog Value $ 780
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #620
ARMENIA
1921 500r violet, vertical gutter tete-beche block of four, folded between stamps, n.h., fine-v.f., exceptionally rare
Box **
Catalog #286var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #621
ARMENIA
1921 10,000r dull red, horizontal block of six, imperf. horizontally, h.r. or n.h., some perf. strengthening, otherwise fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #290var
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #622
ARMENIA
1921 10,000r dull red, horizontal block of four, imperf. horizontally, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #290var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #623
ARMENIA
1922 10,000r black & pale rose, horizontal tete-beche pair, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #309a
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #624
CRETE Russian Administration
1899 2m rose, block of four, each stamp with Rethymnon hs, v.f.
Box
Catalog #12
Catalog Value $ 1,100
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #625
CRETE Russian Administration
1899 1m, 2m and 1gr black, first one used, others unused, last with small thin, fine-v.f., signed
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Catalog #32-34
Catalog Value $ 2,975
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #626
CRETE Russian Administration
1899 1gr rose, variety imperf. at top and at right, fine
*
Catalog #40var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #627
FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC Air Post
1923 Vladivostok Issue, 20k on 50k, surcharge inverted, h.r., v.f., signed Bloch etc., only 25 printed
*
Catalog #Mi.56K
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #628
FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC Air Post
1923 Vladivostok Issue, 20k on 50k, surcharge inverted, irregular perfs, otherwise fine, signed Dr.P.Jemchouhin, only 25 printed
*
Catalog #Mi.56K
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #629
FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC Air Post
1923 Vladivostok Issue, 20k on 35k on 2k green, surcharge inverted, h.r., little toning, otherwise v.f., signed Kessler, Bloch etc., only 25 printed
*
Catalog #Mi.58K
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #630
POLAND
1857 Russian 10k brown & blue, deep colors, margins all around, tied on piece by "1" (Warszawa) in circles, v.f. usage of Russia number one in Poland
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Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #631
POLAND
1865 (May 3) FL from Warszawa to Riga, franked with horizontal pair of 10k brown & blue (Mi.5) tied by overlapping "D P" in rings, red Dworzec Praga 5/5 departure pmk , with Riga arrival (24 April) v.f. letter illustrating the differences between Julian and Gregorian calendars, ex-Goss
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #632
POLAND
1868 small FL from Dombrowa to Warszawa, franked with single 10k brown & blue tied by small "D.W." in rings, v.f., endorsed "b pilno" (express) with red arrival pmk, signed Bojanowicz
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #633
POLAND
1869 small FL from Dombrowa to Warszawa, franked with single 10k brown & blue tied by large "D.W." in rings, v.f., with red arrival pmk, signed Bojanowicz (illustrated in his handbook, plate 34), ex-Mertens and Faberge
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #634
POLAND
1869 FL from Warszawa to Vilnius, franked with single 10k brown & blue tied by large "DP" in rings, fine, with "Dworzec Praga" departure and "Pochrowyj Wagon No.5-6" arrival on back, signed Bojanowicz, ex-Adler
Envelope
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #635
POLAND
1872 two FLs franked with Russian 10k brown & blue, one with an interesting variety at upper left, used on cover (small part of backflap missing) from Warszawa, via St.Petersburg to Lachtis, with Finnish "ANK" in blue, also "Finska Jernvagens Post Kupe Exped." arrival; other used in 1874 from Tomaszow, tied by "1071" numeral in triangle of dots and sent to Warszawa, fine and scarce pair
Envelope
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Lot #636
POLAND
1876 small cover from Kalish to London, franked with 8k gray & rose red, tied by boxed "St. Uniev/Kalish Gouv. 14 Dec." (repeated on reverse), with Kalish (15 and 16 Dec.) departure strikes, boxed "Aus Polen", London, Dec. 30 arrival in red, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #637
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919 (16.6) cover (with 8 page letter) from Irkutsk to Czechoslovakia, with two strikes of the rare "1. Ceskosloven. Strel. Zalozni Pluk" (on both sides), with additional unit information endorsed on back, fine and extremely rare cover
Envelope
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Lot #638
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919 (25.12) Legion New Year's picture ppc sent free-frank from Inokenteyevska to Irkutsk, endorsed "Polni Posto Cesko Vojsk", with two different military handstamps, fine and rare usage in Siberia, signed Mahr
Envelope
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Lot #639
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919-20 Issues complete, first three with minor flaws, others fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #1-14
Catalog Value $ 277
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Lot #640
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919-20 Issues complete, also imperf. set of three, few minor flaws, others fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #1-14
Catalog Value $ 277
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #641
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1920 surcharges, complete set, signed Gilbert etc., also first set of three cancelled on piece, fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #6-14
Catalog Value $ 234
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #642
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919 free frank cover from the French Military Mission with the Czechoslovak Army in Siberia, headed "Hotel du Japon, Nagasaki", with violet "Mission Militaire Francaise en Siberie Armee Tcheco-Slovaque/Hidro Glisseurs" cachet, sent to France, with Paris transit and faint arrival pmk, cover faults, rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #643
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919 cover from Krasnoyarsk to Vladivostok, franked with Lion Issue adhesive, tied by "Posta Ceskoslovenske Armadi 1919" datestamp, supported by the violet military cachet, with manuscript "form 3rd Czechoslovak Hospital Krasnojarsku" and red cachet of the Evacuation station, bearing crayon endorsement "left for the Fatherland on the ship "Karachi Maru", fine and rare cover
Envelope
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Lot #644
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1919 large cover (opened for display) from Vladivostok, franked with Lion Issue adhesive, tied by "Posta Ceskoslovenske Armadi 1919" datestamp, supported by the violet military cachet, addressed to Chocen, Czechoslovakia, some wear and tear, otherwise fine, signed Gilbert and Mahr
Envelope
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Lot #645
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post Postal Stationery
1919-20 two cards headed "Czech Army", one with imprint and "1920" overprint, also original photograph showing Czech officers processing mail, fine and very rare
Envelope
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Lot #646
SIBERIA Czechoslovak Legion Post
1920 two covers from Kutna Hora to a legionnaire with 10th Brigade stationed in Irkutsk and Nikolayevsk, one with "Generalni Inspektor Czskoskovenskych Vojsk", fine-v.f.
Envelope
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Lot #647
SIBERIA American Expeditionary Force in Siberia
1918 (29.12) 5k stationery card from a Prisoner of War at a camp in Chita, sent though the "U.S. Postal Agency Siberia" (Feb.17, 1919 departure pmk), addressed to Hungary, with oval "AM.E.F.Siberia Passed as censored Lieut. Lester K. Ade Base Censor" cachet, also "Passed by Censor 235" in violet, v.f. and scarce usage of U.S. Postal agency to forward Hungarian POW mail from Chita
Envelope
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Lot #648
SIBERIA American Expeditionary Force in Siberia
1919 (13.9) YMCA cover (with full four page letter of contents from Vladivostok), endorsed "soldier's mail", with corresponding "U.S. Postal Agency Siberia" departure pmk, addressed to Huntington Park, Calif., with oval "AM.E.F.Siberia Passed as censored Base Censor" cachet, , minor cover faults and non-contemporary "A-22" in red
Envelope
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Lot #649
SIBERIA British Military Force in Siberia
1919 (2.7) picture postcard, sent free frank from Vladivostok to London, endorsed "On Active Service", with "British Mission Post Office Vladivostok" cds, little card toning, otherwise fine and quite rare
Envelope
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Lot #650
SIBERIA British Military Force in North Russia
1918 picture postcard endorsed "On Active Service", sent free frank from Vladikavkaz, Caucuses (present day North Osetia), handstamped "Received from H.M. Ship No Charge to be Raised", addressed to London, v.f. and scarce usage from a member of the British "Dunster Force" in Georgia
Envelope
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Lot #651
SIBERIA British Military Force in North Russia
1919 free-frank cover from Beresnik, supported by the Field Post Office P.B.55 (30 June) pmk, with Censor cachet, addressed to Hants, fine
Envelope
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Lot #652
SIBERIA British Military Force in North Russia
1919 free-frank cover from Yakolevskoye, supported by the Field Post Office P.B.14 (22 July) pmk, with "Passed by Censor Nr.50R" in violet, sent to England, with arrival cds, forwarded to "British Army of the Rhine" in Cologne, small piece of backflap missing, otherwise fine
Envelope
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Lot #653
SIBERIA British Military Force in North Russia
1919 free-frank picture postcard from Bakhariza, supported by the Field Post Office P.B.44 (1 Feb) pmk, with oval censor hs and initials, addressed to Yorkshire, fine
Envelope
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Lot #654
SIBERIA British Military Force in North Russia
1919 free-frank cover (small faults), endorsed "O.A.S." from Kola, supported by the Field Post Office P.B.99 (26 Mar) pmk, with oval "X-31" censor hs and signature, addressed to London, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #655
SIBERIA Canadian Expeditionary Force in Siberia
1919 (8.3) Canadian YMCA cover, endorsed "on active service", with corresponding "Field Post Office Canadian Siberia Expeditionary Force" departure pmk, backstamp on arrival (9.4), cover wear at upper right, otherwise fine
Envelope
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Lot #656
SIBERIA French Military Mission in North Russia
1919 (17.6) picture postcard, sent free frank from Archangel to France, with violet "Le Chef de La Mission Francaise" hs, endorsed "French Sanitary Mission in Russia" (in Cyrillic letters) at top, Paris arrival pmk, v.f.
Envelope
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Lot #657
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 envelope with pre-printed "R.R. Truppe Italiane in Siberia Battaglione Nero" on back, with additional hanstamp "RR.Poste Italiane RR. Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente Comando" on front, addressed to Cairo, with boxed Bologna military censor cachet, cover ear and tear, otherwise fine usage from the extremely rare "Battaglione Nero" in Vladivostok, signed Bolaffi, Diena
Envelope
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Lot #658
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 cover sent free frank to Italy, with "RR.Poste Italiane RR Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente Comando" hs, with return address of a soldier in "Estremo-Oriente Siberia", additional hs "7.Reggimento Genui Telegrafisti Plotone Autonomo Estremo Oriente" on back, fine cover with Tortona 26.6,19 arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #659
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 (22.6) free-frank, specially designed ppc to Civitavecchia, pre-printed "Missione Italiana per i Prigionieri di Guerra in Russia/Legione Redenta di Siberia", oval "R.R.Poste Legione Redenta di Siberia Comando", also additional "Legione Redenta di Siberia" on back, posted from Vladivostok, rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #660
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 (12.6) free-frank ppc (French concession in Tientsin) to Mantova, bearing oval "R.R. Poste Legione Redenta di Siberia Comando" hs, additional "Legione Redenta di Siberia" on back, posted Vladivostok, corner crease and some stains, fine and rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #661
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 (10.2) specially prepared picture postcard, sent free frank to a Sgt. Anzelini R.R. Truppe Italiane in Krasnoyarsk, with three-line cachet "R.R. Poste Italiane Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Estremo Oriente", minor card creases, otherwise fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #662
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in Siberia
1919 (22.3) typewritten document "To the Commander of the British Troops Krasnoyarsk… I have the honour to thank you for having kindly sent your Troops to the funerals of the Italian soldier..", signed by the Captain, with "R.Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente Comando" hs, scarce item
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Lot #663
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1918 (30 Oct) 3k stationery card, with violet "Corpo Di Spedizione Russia Settentrionale-Comando" hs (small size), endorsed "OAS", with "Verificato per Cenzura" hs, addressed to Napoli, endorsement on top indicates the name of the commandant of the Italian Forces in Murmansk, fine and rare item, signed Carraro
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #664
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1918 (6 Nov) 3k stationery card, with violet "Corpo Di Spedizione Russia Settentrionale-Comando" hs (large size), endorsed "OAS", with "Verificato per Cenzura" hs, addressed to Brescia, endorsement on top indicates the name of the commandant of the Italian Forces in Murmansk, fine and rare item, signed Carraro
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Lot #665
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1919 picture postcard to Breva, franked with uncancelled 3k red (franking not necessary), with "Corpo Spedizione Italiano in Murmania, Russia" endorsement, supported by a military cachet and "Verificato per Cenzura", fine card from Murmansk, with 18.1.19 arrival cds, cert. Fiecchi
Envelope
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Lot #666
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1919 cover (with contents), with violet "Corpo Di Spedizione Russia Settentionale Comando" hs, endorsed "OAS", with Posta Militare cds and "Verificato per Cenzura" hs, addressed to Albania and re-directed to Genova, cover mended at right, otherwise fine usage from Murmansk
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Lot #667
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1919 cover (with contents), with black "Corpo Di Spedizione Russia Settentionale Comando" hs, endorsed "OAS", with "Verificato per Cenzura" hs, addressed to Torino, small part of cover missing from back, otherwise fine usage from Murmansk
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Lot #668
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1920 (1.12) ppc from Tiflis to Rome, bearing oval "Missione Italiana per 1 Prigionier di Guerra in Russia" hs, sent free-frank, v.f., extremely rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #669
SIBERIA Italian Military Mission in North Russia
1920 free-frank picture postcard from Tiflis (25.9) to Treviso, with "R'Agenzia Politica Italiana Tiflis" endorsement, also violet hs, Taxed on arrival (not recognized as military mail), with "T" and "20" in crayon, card creases, otherwise fine and rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #670
SIBERIA Japanese Occupation of Siberia
1921 (21.7) home made envelope (using a revolutionary poster) from "Monastiryische Pramorskye" to Vladivostok, with handstamp at top indicating that this is an open letter with declared value (5 rubels), endorsed "sbor 75k Senom" (paid 75 kopeck with Japanese Sen), provisional Siberian postmark, registry number ("40") entered by hand, with five intact wax seals on back, arrival pmk, some wear and tear, otherwise fine and rare item, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #671
SIBERIA Japanese Occupation of Siberia
1921 (19.7) value letter from Nikolsk Ussuryjsk to Vladivostok, with provisional handstamp :Nikol. Ussur. Pocht. Tel. Kontora", number "240" entered by hand, endorsed on back "sbor 90 Sen" (paid 90 Japanese Sen), with four intact wax seals on back, arrival pmk and postal clerk's signature, fine and rare item, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #672
SIBERIA
1919 (21.12) cover from Vladivostok to Chita, franked with Imperial 1r imperf. and Kolchak 50k on 3k surcharge, addressed to the Committee to aid the Austro-Hungarian Prisoners of War, v.f., with arrival pmk, rare commercial usage of the Kolchak adhesive, with Mikulski cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #673
TANNU TOUVA
1933 15k on 6k orange, type 1, plus 35k on 15k red brown, type 3, h.r., fresh and v.f.,
*
Catalog #39,44
Catalog Value $ 1,800
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #674
TANNU TOUVA
1936 35k rose red, perf. 11, variety imperf. at left, cto, v.f.
O
Catalog #84avar
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #675
TANNU TOUVA
1938 Modified designs and color changes, set of five, n.h., v.f.,
**
Catalog #99-103
Catalog Value $ 500
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #676
UKRAINE
1918-19 postal history, selection of 26 covers or parcel cards, variety of franking incl. Kiev, Kherson, Podolia, Ekaterinodar, Odessa and others, many used in combination with Imperial stamps or Shahiv issues, also included are two parcel cards with "Ryb" handstamps from Kharkov, mixed condition with minor faults noted, mostly fine-v.f. and excellent group
Envelope
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Lot #677
UKRAINE Semi-Postals
1923 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, imperf. set of four, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #B1-4
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #678
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1808-75 group of 14 stampless letters including early St. Petersburg, Odessa, Moscow etc., some interesting markings, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #679
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1825-75 balance of postal history consignment, 14 FLs including one stampless from Riga, via Memel to London, others franked mostly with 10k (No.8) and few others, different usages and combinations, Railway Stations and Postal Cars, sent to Switzerland, Warszawa, Kamenetz-Podolski, Helsingfors, Pernau etc., mostly fine or better
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Lot #680
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1864-1917 Postal Cars, collection of 1,100+ postal cards and covers, mounted on pages, with postal cars and stations clearly identified, covering the entire Russian Empire, with many rare stations, station platforms, special train postmarks, many loose stamps etc. A fascinating collection, ex-Faberge
Envelope
Price Realized
$23,000.00

Lot #681
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1864-79 postal history, selection of 80 covers or FLs, plus few stamps and pieces, covering all aspects of postal history of the period, with rates, frankings, destinations, interesting frankings etc. Every cover is worthy of individual listing, with many three color and high value frankings, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #682
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1915-17 selection of 36+ perf. and imperf. varieties, with shifted perfs, centers and frames, inverted surcharge (Scott's No. 117a), also offsets on gum, shades, blocks of four of 10r including imperf. (Scott's No.135), plus three covers and a 1916 Consular document with 75k and 2.25r fiscals, fine and interesting group
Envelope *
Catalog #74/135var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #683
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA
1943-50 balance of the blocks of four collection, 100+ different complete sets in blocks of four (some larger), with definitives and air post, better items, occasional duplication, mostly n.h. (a few stamps hinged or with tiny adhesions), fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #886/1437,C77-79
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #684
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIA Postage Dues
1864-1916 specialized collection of 165 covers or cards, mounted on pages, in two volumes, Alatyr-Vladikavkaz, mostly "Doplatit" (to pay) in oval, with amount filled in by hand, name of the city included, several "insufficiently paid" to foreign destinations, stamps off cover and much more. A fascinating collection, ex-Faberge
Envelope
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #685
LARGE LOTS & COLLECTIONS RUSSIAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1852-1917 large, somewhat disorganized collection on pages, with forerunners (Russian stamps used in Levant), issued stamps with variety of pmks, many scarce R.O.P.I.T strikes incl. Batum, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Rizeh, Beirut, Caifa, Ordu, Burgas and many others, 1910 Cities overprints, 1917 Russian Forces in Dardanelles, also 49 covers and 24 stationery cards, mixed quality, with faults, excellent basis for further study and expansion, great value
Envelope O
Price Realized
$10,000.00

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