Russia
February 11, 2009

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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.
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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
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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)
O
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
P
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.
O
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
P
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.
O
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
O
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
P
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
O
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
P
Catalog #590-91P
Unsold
Lot #301
RUSSIA SOVIET UNION 1923-39
1937 10k Pushkin, variety imperf. at bottom, three copies, used, fine-v.f.
O
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.
O
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)
P
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
O
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.
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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

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