Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4189
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k blue, 70k brown, blocks of four, the former lozenges omitted, the latter with lozenges on both sides, with small faults affecting top stamps, otherwise fine-v.f.
Box *
Catalog #149-50var
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #4190
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k and 70k varieties, each imperf. at top, n.h., v.f., signed Rosselevitch (Standart 1-2Pb)
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Catalog #149,150var
Catalog Value $ 3,120
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #4191
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 15k brown, unissued value in color of 70k, imperforate and gummed proof sheetlet, v.f. and extremely rare
E
Catalog #149E
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #4192
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k dark blue, imperf. sheet corner margin single, h.r, v.f.
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Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4193
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 Chainbreakers, 35k dark blue, imperf. single, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #4194
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k blue, imperf. horizontal pair, used, right stamp with small thin, otherwise v.f., rare
O
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4195
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k dark blue, imperf. vertical pair, used, cut close but just clear at top, fine-v.f., signed Mikulski
O
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4196
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k dark blue, imperf. vertical pair, used, v.f., with Hovest cert.
O
Catalog #149a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4197
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1919 35k blue, vertical pair, lozenges virtually completely omitted from the top stamp, also two singles, one with lozenges on both sides, the other lozenges omitted, h.r., some perf. stains, otherwise fine
*
Catalog #149var
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #4198
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 35k blue, part imperf. horizontal pair, double vertical and horizontal perfs, the latter shifted to top center of the pair, reinforced with paper on back, most unusual
O
Catalog #149var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4199
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (5 Mar) registered cover (opened for display) from Kaluga to Moscow, franked with single 35k on front, used in combination with two blocks of 4x5k Postal Saving stamps on back, paying 75k (the actual registration fee was 50k, in effect from Jan 1 until November 1, 1919), boxed Kaluga registration hs, with number (201) filled in by hand, faint Moscow arrival pmks, fine and rare combination cover
Envelope
Catalog #149
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #4200
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (20 Mar) registered cover (opened for display) from Petrograd to Libava, properly franked on back with 35k dark blue and 15k Arms (paying the actual registration fee of 50k, in effect from Jan 1 until November 1, 1919), with arrival (10.6) and redirection endorsements, cover reduced at sides, but with all markings intact, fine and very rare
Envelope
Catalog #149
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #4201
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (12.3) registered cover (opened for display) from a Red Army Latvian soldier, stationed somewhere in the region of Latvia occupied by the Red Army, written to his wife in Tambov Porohovoi Zavod (gun powder factory in Tambov), properly franked with 35k dark blue and 15k Arms (paying the actual registration fee of 50k, in effect from Jan 1 until November 1, 1919), both cancelled by pen, with arrival pmk and redirection endorsements including one for Riga, also Army Field Post (12.5) and Riga (14.5) pmks, bearing endorsement indicating that addressee returned to her country (Latvia), plus finally "Obratno Odpravleno" (returned to sender) in large Cyrillic letters on front, fine and remarkable letter used by a Latvian Red Army soldier (Latvia achieved independence in 1918)
Envelope
Catalog #149
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #4202
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (26.11) registered cover from Hovrino (Simbirsk province) to Moscow, provisional registration marking by hand, also violet datestamp, again with departure be pen, properly franked on reverse with 11x35k dark blue (single, blocks of 4 and 6), used in combination with imperf. 15k (paying the proper rate of 4r, in effect from November 1, 1919 to 10 March, 1920), vertical filing fold just slightly through two center stamps, fine and rare cover, with extraordinary franking, with Moscow (10.12) arrival
Envelope
Catalog #149
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #4203
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (26 Nov) registered coverfront used in Moscow (Poste Restante), franked with block of 4x35k dark blue, used in combination with imperf. pair of Imperial 70k and block of 4x35k Arms (overpaying the proper rate of 4r by 20k), all on the front (unusual), interesting item
Catalog #149
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4204
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 70k red brown, imperforate single, large even margins all around, lightly hinged and post office fresh, v.f., signed Goznak, with 2003 Melnikov certificate. A rare stamp, only one sheet printed
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Catalog #150a
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #4205
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 70k red brown, vertical pair, variety imperf. at top, n.h., also perf. single with a strong offset on back, h.r., fine-v.f.
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Catalog #150var
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #4206
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (7 Dec) small registered cover from Urensko-Karlinskoye to a soldier stationed in the Petrograd region, properly franked with 5x70k red brown (vertical pair and strip of three), used in combination with imperf. pair of 15k and single 20k/14k, (paying the proper rate of 4r (in effect from November 1, 1919 to 10 March, 1920), fine and probably unique usage
Envelope
Catalog #150
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #4207
R.S.F.S.R. 1918 Chainbreakers
1918 (24 Dec) registered cover from Bogorodsk, with endorsement "field post office of the Red Army", addressed to a red army solder and franked on reverse with strip of 5x70k red brown, used together with 50k Imperial Arms and paying 4r registration rate (in effect from Nov.1, 1919 until March 10, 1920), with 28.12 arrival pmk, fine and rare usage
Envelope
Catalog #150
Price Realized
$2,300.00

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