U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #2033
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857-58 10k brown & blue, imperforate and perforated, each cancelled "18" in circle of dots (Kiev), the former with margins all around, minute flaws, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1,2
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2034
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by oval "1" (Brest) in dots, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #2035
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by oval "1" (Brest) in dots, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2036
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thin paper, margins all around, clear "Brest" framed datestamp, fresh v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #2037
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, upper left sheet corner margin single, ample at bottom and barely clear at upper right, cancelled by a decorative "Kovno" (today Kaunas, Lithuania) postmark, affixed on small piece, v.f., ex-Mertens collection
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #2038
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled "9" (Kovno) in dots, also part of merchant's cachet, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #2039
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thick paper, large margins all around, cancelled "45" in rectangle of blue dots (Drissa, Vitebsk province, now known as Verkhnedvinsk, Belarus) used twice over a previous black postmark, incredibly fresh and v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #2040
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by a decorative red "Dinaburg" (today Daugavpils, Latvia) postmark on piece, v.f., signed Thier, ex-Frederick Small collection
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #2041
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thin paper, margins all around, cancelled by pen and large part of framed "St.Petersburg" in red, fine and rare
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #2042
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thick paper, margins all around, cancelled "Mitava" in large Cyrillic caps, "1" watermark shifted to top, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #2043
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thick paper, margins all around, cancelled "240" in rectangle of dots (Polangen, today Palanga in western Lithuania), v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #2044
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thick paper, margins all around, tied by "Berdyansk" in Cyrillic script on small piece, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #2045
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, part of boxed "Berdyansk" pmk, margins all around, v.f., signed Friedl (Mi.1)
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value € 1,000
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #2046
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thin paper, margins all around, cancelled "471" in rectangle of dots (Kozlov, Tambov prov), v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #2047
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, plate II, large margins all around, light datestamp, v.f., with Mikulski cert.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #2048
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, oval cancel, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #2049
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, circular town postmark, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #2050
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, watermark shifted to left, pen cancelled (manuscript signed by a postmaster), fresh and v.f., ex-Frederick Small collection
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #2051
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, plate II, horizontal pair, margins all around, cancelled by "239" (Libava) in rectangular dots, v.f., with Mikulski cert., rare
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #2052
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, horizontal pair, margins all around, central "547" truncated triangle of dots cancel (Kadnoye, Tula province) , right stamp defective, fine appearance, signed Calves. Mikulski estimates that only about 30 pairs of Russia number one exist, most of them cancelled by pen
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #2053
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, vertical pair, margins all around, close and just touching outer frame line at top left, creased at bottom, otherwise fine, signed Dr.Jemchouhin, ex-Frederick Small collection. Mikulski estimates that only about 30 pairs of Russia number one exist, most of them cancelled by pen
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #2054
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, thin paper, horizontal strip of five, each stamp cancelled by pen cross, large margins all around, good color and impression, right stamp with a 2 1/2 mm tear at top, otherwise very fine, ex-Faberge, Mertens and Frederick Small collections (1974), where it was described "this unique piece is the most important piece in Russian Philately." As the largest known multiple of the first and only imperforate stamp of the country, this is an absolute gem of not only Russian but international philately (Liapine cat. €300,000)
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$230,000.00

Lot #2055
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, deep intense colors, margins all around, tied by two-line date stamp on small lady's envelope from Bogorodsk July 7, 1858 to Moscow, with boxed "Polucheno" datestamp and intact red wax seal on back, little ageing on front, still a v.f. and rare cover from Bogorodsk, with BPB cert.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #2056
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by two-line "Soligalitch" (in Kostroma Oblast) April 1858 datestamp on complete folded letter (with three pages of text) to Helsingfors, with boxed "ANK 21/4" arrival on back, also with large part of red seal, fresh and immaculate number one on cover, signed Bloch, ex-Baughman collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #2057
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by pen and tied by "38" in circle of dots (Riga) on cover to Mitava, bilingual "Arensburg" (on the southern shore of Oesel Island, Saaremaa, Estonia), departure and "Polucheno May 14 1858 Mitava" postmarks on back, also with intact red seal, fine, signed Mikulski. Scarce origin (Arensburg, Estonia) via Riga to a Ritter-baron in Mitava
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2058
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, three nice margins, cut in bottom, tied by Berdyansk, datestamp on outer FL from the "Fratelli Rocca" to their correspondent offices in Odessa, dated 17/29 April (difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars), with 21 April/3 May arrival docketing, signed Emilio Diena
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #2059
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by pen and tied by "37" in circle of dots (Reval) on outer FL to Hapsal, with boxed "Revel 2 April 1859" departure datestamp on back, very fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #2060
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by boxed "Taurogen 28 March 1858" datestamp on outer FL to Riga, with boxed "Polucheno March 29 1858" arrival on back, also oval "Speditions-Geschaft John G. Kniep Tauroggen", signed A.Diena, very fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2061
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, placed upside-down and tied by unframed "Smorgon 1858 August" datestamp, with "20" added by pen, addressed to Madame La Contessa Ida Mostowska" in Warszawa, with red Warszawa 6/9 and boxed "1/P" (1:00 P.M.) arrival on back, cover tears at bottom and on back, fine and probably unique usage from Smorgon (Gov. Vilna)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #2062
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by "5" in oval of dots on small cover (opened for display) addressed to Madame La Contessa Ida Mostowska" in Varsovie, with corresponding framed "Wilno 1858" departure and red Warszawa 7/8 and round "R" (top numeral illegible) arrival on back, intact wax seal, filing fold away from the stamp, fine usage from Vilnius to Warsaw
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #2063
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around (stamp used twice) tied by "40" in rectangle of dots on small cover (wax seal removed from back) addressed to Madame La Contessa Ida Mostowska" in Varsovie, with corresponding unframed two-line "Sventsyany" (today Svencionys, Vilna district) 26 July 1858 departure and red Warszawa 12/8 and boxed "P" (top numeral illegible) arrival on back, filing fold away from the stamp, signed Dr.P.Jemchouchin, Calves and Glitsch, fine and very rare usage from Sventsyany to Warsaw
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #2064
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, cancelled by pen and tied by neat "394" in rectangle of dots on outer FL to Riga, with framed "Pernov 19 Aug 1858" departure and "Polucheno 20 Aug 1858" arrival datestamps on back, filing fold away from the stamp, little usual toning, v.f. cover from Pernau to Riga
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2065
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, upper left sheet corner margin single, large at bottom, ample to just into the outer frame line at lower right, tied by "2" in oval of dots on cover used locally in Moscow, with corresponding framed "Moc. Ct. Zhel. Dop. 14 Mar" (year unclear), virtually intact wax seal, v.f. and rare Moscow railroad station, Nikolaevskaya railroad strike, important number one cover of Russia, ex-Frederick Small collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$30,000.00

Lot #2066
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by ornamental double broken circle "Kovno" postmark on cover to Vilna, with "Kovno March 18, 1858" departure cds on back, intact wax seal, minor cover wear and tears, still a v.f. number one cover of Russia, ex-Frederick Small collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2067
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by unframed straight line "Ustjuschna" in all Cyrillic caps on cover to St.Petersburg, with two-line departure (12 June 1858) datestamp at bottom, round "Polucheno 15 June" arrival, intact wax seal just showing through on front, faint toned specks, very fine and rare
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$11,500.00

Lot #2068
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by unframed "Berdyansk 1858" datestamp on cover to Odessa, back-panel of envelope restored at bottom, fine cover, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #2069
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by indistinct framed Apr 4 58 datestamp (little oily) on FL originating in "Bialystok" (31 March) and sent to Mitava, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #2070
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by framed two-line "Polangen 20 May 1858" datestamp on blue outer FL to Libava, with departure and arrival docketing, fresh and v.f. cover, with "W.Koenigsfest" handstamps
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2071
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, beautiful colors, tied by "239" in rectangle of dots on a blue outer FL from Libava to St.Petersburg, with corresponding "Libava 8 July 1858" three-line departure datestamp and oval firm cachet, arrival docketing, letter refolded at top, with filing folds away from the stamp, fresh and v.f. cover
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #2072
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, deep intense colors, tied by two-line ascending "Puchesh Kostroma" March 1858 pre-philatelic datestamp on home-made envelope to Moscow, with faint arrival handstamp, virtually intact red seal, overall paper ageing, v.f. and scarce usage from Puchesh
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #2073
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around except just barely in at top, tied by boxed "Taurogen 19 April 1858" datestamp on complete FL to Moscow, oval "Speditions-Geschaft John G. Kniep Tauroggen" firm cachet on back, letter refolded, fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #2074
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, beautiful colors, tied by neat "239" in rectangle of dots on complete FL to Riga, with three-line "Libava 22 July 1858" departure datestamp, boxed "Polucheno 24 July" arrival hs on back, incredibly fresh and attractive number one cover
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$6,500.00

Lot #2075
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, cancelled by pen (cleaned and used twice), tied by "6" in oval of dots on complete FL (with text in French) from Odessa to Mariupol, with framed "Odessa 21 July 1858" departure datestamp, appropriate docketing, fine cover from Odessa
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #2076
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, beautiful fresh colors, tied by framed "Pernov 21 June 858" datestamp on outer wrapper to Dorpat, with boxed "Derpt 23 June" arrival handstamp on back, wax seal removed, v.f., signed Miro and Roger Calves
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #2077
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, beautiful fresh colors, tied by a bilingual "Windava Windau April 1, 1858" pmk on outer FL to Riga, with boxed "Polucheno 3 April" arrival on back, v.f. cover from Windava to Riga, ex-Mertens collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #2078
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, deep and beautiful fresh colors, placed upside-down and tied by Riga 6 April 1858 cds on outer FL to Varsovie, fresh, with mended lettersheet tear at top, red Warszawa 25/4 arrival pmk on back, signed Richter. A splendid cover from Riga
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #2079
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, deep and beautiful fresh colors of the early printing, tied by Riga 25 March 1858 cds on complete FL to Pernau, with bilingual Pernov arrival postmark the next day, minute age spots, very fine cover from Riga, signed Miro, Calves
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #2080
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large to ample margins all around, tied by indistinct postmark on outer wrapper from Petrozavodsk (29 April 1858) to St.Petersburg, with arrival "Polucheno 6 May 1858" cds and large part of wax seal, departure arrival docketing, fine cover from Petrozavodsk (the capital of the Republic of Karelia), signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #2081
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, tied by "19" in circle of dots on outer FL to Warsaw, with "Kovno Aug 15 1858" double circle departure and red Warszawa 30/8 arrival postmarks on back, lettersheet refolded, with filing creases away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2082
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, including a tiny portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled in dots on small outer FL addressed to Odessa, with Mariupol 8 August, 1858 departure datestamp on back, letter has been refolded, with some tape strengthening, otherwise a fine Number One cover, ex-Herman Toaspern, signed, Diena, Bolaffi etc., with Raybaudi cert.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2083
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, beautiful color and relief, tied by boxed Odessa, 4 April 1858 datestamp on FL to St.Petersburg, usual filing fold away from the stamp, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #2084
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, large margins all around, fresh colors of the early printing, cancelled by pen and tied by framed "Grobin 25 March 1858" datestamp on envelope to St.Petersburg, with "Polucheno Vecher 1 April 1858" (received in the evening) arrival cds on back, filing folds away from the stamp, wax seal removed and parts of the backflaps missing, some mounting spots, fine cover, signed Bela Sekula (with pencil notation "tausch III.31 Rachmanow gegen Polen" - traded with Rachmanow for Poland)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #2085
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins cut close to in at top and bottom, cancelled by pen and tied by oval "Valk-Courl" postmark on large part of a small FL used in Kurland, with framed three-line "Volmar Otpravleno 3 February 1858" departure datestamp on back, ex-Frederick Small collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #2086
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by a manuscript signature (possibly the postmaster) on envelope to Dorpat, with framed 19 April 1858 arrival datestamp and intact wax seal. Cover heavily toned and cleaned, with faint departure postmark at left, fine appearance, signed Calves
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #2087
THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION - RUSSIA 1857 10k Brown and Blue
1857 10k brown & blue, two vertical pairs, margins all around, one just clear at upper left, brilliant colors, cancelled by pen, one previously used, with traces of dot cancels, the other barely tied on home-made cover to Moscow, with faint postal markings on back, overall toning and refolded at top, wax seal removed. Mikulski estimates that only about 30 pairs of Russia No. 1 exist, some used on covers. In the his collection, there was a cover franked with single and two pairs (pen cancelled); this cover with two vertical pairs represents the second highest franking known, certainly a museum piece and a highlight of Russian philately, ex-Mertens collection
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$57,500.00

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