Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4208
R.S.F.S.R. Postage paid in cash - no stamps available
1918-21 suspended mail, four covers, two registered from London to Moscow, each with "Service Suspended" and boxed "undeliverable for reasons stated" and "to be returned to sender" handstamps, another from Los Angeles to Petrograd, with special postal label ("mail for Roumania and Russia, except Finland. Return to sender, plus 1921 registered cover from Starodoube to Chicago, with erroneous application of "returned to sender for the reason that the registry service is suspended" (actually returned because addressee could not be found), fine, ex-Cronin
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #4209
R.S.F.S.R. Postage paid in cash - no stamps available
1922 inflation, study of the manuscript cash payment provisional markings, selection of 10 covers, used in different Ukrainian towns paying 40r-30,000r, official notations by the local postmasters including "no stamps available, 10,000r paid in cash" (used from Ladyshin), others from Kamenka, Priluki, Rybnica, Dubossary, Ternowka etc., mostly sent via Moscow to Germany, with appropriate markings, fine and interesting lot, ex-Cronin
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

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