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Lot #1287

RUSSIA

1866 horizontally laid paper, 1k black & yellow, 4k black & deep green, 5k black & lilac, 10k brown & blue, 20k blue & orange, 30k carmine & green, complete set of five cross-gutter sheets of 100, n.h., mostly well centered, post office fresh, 5k with minor perf. separations at right, fine-v.f. This may be the only set of sheets still intact, incredibly well preserved, with colors as bright and vibrant as on the day they were purchased at the St. Petersburg post office 150 years ago (catalogued as singles, without adding any premium for the blocks and gutter pairs)
Box **
Catalog #19-25
Catalog Value $82,500

Price Realized
$23,000.00

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