Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4210
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 (Aug 12) large registered, value declared (7,500r) cover used locally in Moscow, paying 180r with 20r (pelure paper) and lower left sheet corner margin block of 4x40r (marginal creases), with Moscow Ekspeditsya (three solid triangles) in oval and arrival pmks (Aug 13), five virtually intact Moscow post office wax seals with Imperial eagles on back. These definitive stamps were issued only two days earlier on August 10th and on August 15th, new postal rates were established with 250r for a letter and 1000r for registration. This cover is accompanied by two brief notes referring to the franking, which is actually extremely scarce on commercial mail, only a few known used before August 15th (this cover was last sold in our November 2010 auction for $8,000 plus commission)
Envelope
Catalog #180a,187
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #4211
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 20r light blue, extremely light color variety, sheet margin block of four, n.h., all stamps more or less creased, especially at bottom right, ending in a tear at bottom, still a fine multiple of this rare shade, with 2013 Liapine cert. (Standart 6d; catalogue value for singles)
Box **
Catalog #180var
Catalog Value $ 1,880
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #4212
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 250r black, plate proof on thick glazed card, v.f., signed Rosselevitch
P
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #4213
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 250r gray violet, ordinary paper (typographed), block of four, n.h., v.f. (Standart 10I, catalogue value for singles)
Box **

Catalog Value $ 1,040
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4214
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 300r green, printed on both sides, v.f.
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Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #4215
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
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
$1,000.00

Lot #4216
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 1,000r carmine, double impression, one inverted, block of four, natural gum crease at top, l.h. at top, bottom stamps n.h., v.f., with 2007 Buchsbayew cert.
Box */**
Catalog #186d
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4217
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 40r red violet, type II, trial color proof on stamp paper, single (without gum), plus a horizontal pair (with full original gum, n.h.), v.f.
P
Catalog #187P
Unsold
Lot #4218
R.S.F.S.R. 1921 First Definitives
1921 definitives, 40k gray black, also 40k gray lilac, imperf. trial color proofs with gum, two of last, one with sheet margin, different positions of the watermark, v.f.
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Price Realized
$475.00

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