Russia
February 11, 2009

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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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,
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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,
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Catalog #C25c
Catalog Value $ 8,000
Unsold
Lot #469
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 North Pole, perf. and imperf. sets, h.r., fine-v.f.
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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.
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Catalog #C30var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #471
RUSSIA Air Post
1931 North Pole, 2r deep ultramarine, perforated "OBRAZETS", h.r., v.f.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
Unsold
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
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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,
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Catalog #C68
Catalog Value $ 2,500
Unsold
Lot #496
RUSSIA Air Post
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, 1r surcharge, n.h., v.f., signed Goznak,
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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.,
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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,
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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
Unsold
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
Unsold

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