Specialized Russia
December 4, 2013

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Lot #4421
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1923 5r deep green, white paper, type II unissued wide "5", never hinged and post office fresh, without the usual creases which plague this issue, signed Goznak, also Diena, Sorani etc., with Mikulski cert. A rarity, only one sheet of 25 printed, probably the finest known (Standard 011 II, Zverev Handbook $75,000)
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Catalog #C4a
Price Realized
$50,000.00

Lot #4422
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1924 10k on 5r green, wide "5", postally used, v.f., with 1984 Diena cert. (Standart 60II)
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Catalog #C7a
Catalog Value $ 780
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #4423
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1924 10k on 5r green, surcharge inverted, postally used, faint diagonal crease, otherwise v.f. (Standart 60ITa)
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Catalog #C7b
Catalog Value $ 1,900
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #4424
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1924 15k on 1r red brown, surcharge inverted, trace of a hinge mark, slight overall and even toning, v.f., signed Goznak (Standart 61 I Ta)
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Catalog #C8a
Catalog Value $ 1,400
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #4425
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1924 15k on 1r red brown, surcharge inverted, cancelled to order, v.f., with 1986 Diena cert. (Standart 61Ta)
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Catalog #C8a
Catalog Value $ 300
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #4426
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1930 Zeppelin 40k and 80k imperforate, h.r., the former with tiny thin, v.f., signed Goznak, Elliot etc., with Diena cert. (Standart 0256-257)
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Catalog #C12b-13b
Catalog Value $ 4,400
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #4427
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1930 80k red, interesting pre-print variety showing plate flaws along the entire design, v.f.
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Catalog #C13var
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #4428
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1931 Airships, 20k carmine, vertical watermark, top sheet margin single, h.r., v.f. and scarce variety, with 2005 Raritan guarantee (Liapine 333)
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Catalog #C17var
Catalog Value €500
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #4429
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1931 50k violet brown, imperforate trial color proof on gummed stamp paper, large margins all around, l.h., fresh and v.f., with Museum handstamp. A major Soviet rarity, only 24 (!) printed (Liapine 334 P1)
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Catalog #C18var
Catalog Value €10,000
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #4430
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1932 15k gray black, perf. 10 1/2, three copies, used, fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #C25a
Catalog Value $ 600
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #4431
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1932 15k gray black, perf. 10 1/2, two distinct sizes, both exceptionally well centered, used, v.f.,
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Catalog #C25a
Catalog Value $ 400
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #4432
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1931 15k gray black, sheet margin imperf. single, l.h., v.f., signed Stolow etc., only 100 printed (Standart 301Pa)
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Catalog #C25c
Catalog Value $ 4,000
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #4433
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1931 30k dark lilac, variety imperf. at left, h.r., v.f., rare (Standart 290Pa)
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Catalog #C30var
Catalog Value $ 1,200
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #4434
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1931 North Pole, 2r deep ultramarine, perforated "OBRAZETS", h.r., v.f.
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Catalog #C33S
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4435
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 Civil Aviation, 10k green, horizontal pair, imperf. between, used, v.f. (Standart 351)
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Catalog #C46a
Catalog Value $ 1,400
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #4436
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 5k lilac brown, imperforate sheet margin single, vertical watermark, l.h. at top, v.f., signed Sanabria (Liapine 433 P2)
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Catalog #C50var
Catalog Value €10,000
Unsold
Lot #4437
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 10k ultramarine (Vasenko) imperforate trial color proof on watermarked and gummed paper, natural gum creases, otherwise v.f., signed Mikulski
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Catalog #C51P
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #4438
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 10k red lilac (Vasenko) imperforate trial color proof on watermarked and gummed paper, with red inscriptions on back in Cyrillic letters indicating that this color should be on the 5k value, v.f.
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Catalog #C51P
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #4439
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 10k gray black (Vasenko) imperforate trial color proof on watermarked and gummed paper, v.f.
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Catalog #C51P
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #4440
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 10k Vasenko, variety imperf. at bottom, cancelled to order, v.f. and rare (Standart 374Pb)
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Catalog #C51var
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #4441
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1934 10k Vasenko, variety imperf. at left, used, v.f. and rare (Standart 374Pd)
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Catalog #C51var
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #4442
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set of perforated trial color proofs in green, each reduced size, card mounted, some toning and minor discolorations, otherwise fine (Zverev Handbook $25,000)
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Catalog #C58-67P
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #4443
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set of 10, l.h. or n.h., some with dried gum, otherwise fine-v.f.
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Catalog #C58-67
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #4444
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r on 10k surcharge, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak etc.
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #4445
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, basic stamp horizontal watermark (extremely rare) 1r surcharge, pos. 12, oval dot variety, n.h. and post office fresh, v.f., signed Goznak, with 2006 Buchsbayew cert.
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #4446
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r surcharge, oval dot variety, l.h., v.f., signed Goznak (Standart 420, $940)
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #4447
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r surcharge, oval dot variety, n.h., v.f., signed Ebnet, Rosselevitch and Diena (Standart 420, $1,700)
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #4448
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r surcharge, oval dot variety, used, v.f., signed Mikulski (Standart 420, $640)
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #4449
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r surcharge, block of four, both bottom stamps small Cyrillic "f" in "San Francisco", hinged, slight toning, mostly at top, otherwise v.f. and scarce combination block, signed Mikulski
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Catalog #C68,68b
Price Realized
$23,000.00

Lot #4450
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r surcharge used on registered and flown cover from Moscow (31.8) to Herrn J.Rosenberg in Berlin, with arrival pmk (2.9), v.f. While this stamp was prepared for exclusive use on mail carried on the special Air Flight from Moscow to San Francisco through the North Pole (by Levanevsky on August 2), some were used on commercial mail to Germany
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Catalog #C68
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #4451
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1935 Moscow-San Francisco Flight, 1r on 10k surcharge, lower case Cyrillic "f", used, lower right corner defective, fine appearance, scarce used,
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Catalog #C68b
Catalog Value $ 2,000
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #4452
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1937 Jubilee Aviation Exhibition, 40k violet brown and black, left margin vertical pair, imperf. between, top stamp l.h., bottom stamp n.h. with natural inclusion, v.f. and scarce unused, signed Stolow, with Buchsbayew cert. (Standart 476)
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Catalog #C72var
Catalog Value $ 6,250
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #4453
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1944 Stratosphere Disaster, 1r gray blue, variety with slight off-registered impression at bottom, l.h., also raster KB, n.h., v.f., rare
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Catalog #C77var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #4454
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1955 Air Post, 2r green, variety imperf. at right, l.h., v.f., rare (Standart 1714Pa)
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Catalog #C92var
Catalog Value $ 940
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #4455
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1955 North Pole overprints, 1r and 2r vertical blocks of six, each showing a variety "missing dash" from year date, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #C95-96var
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #4456
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1955 North Pole overprints, 1r and 2r vertical blocks of six, each with a missing dash variety, n.h., v.f. and rare, with 2008 Buchsbayew cert.
Box **
Catalog #C95-96var
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #4457
RUSSIA - AIR POST
1963 Aeroflot, 10k with black omitted, left sheet margin single, n.h., v.f., only one sheet of 50 printed, with 2013 Liapine cert. (Standart 2727Ta)
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Catalog #C101var
Catalog Value $ 4,700
Price Realized
$3,500.00

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