Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
May 12, 2020

Our May 12, 2020 sale was prepared in anticipation of London 2020 World Stamp Exhibition. While the show has been rescheduled, this auction will take place as scheduled. There is an important collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth, with many individual Colonies offered intact. In addition, there are hundreds of better individual lots of Inverted Centers of the World, French Colonies Postal History selection from the Lorenz correspondence to Trieste, excellent range of European countries, with Italy and Colonies, especially Fezzan, Poland, Russia, as well as rarities from Japan, Korea and more. There are many attractive and substantial Large Lots and Collections, often fully scanned.

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Lot #1485
IRAN Soviet Republic of Persia
1945 Azerbaijan Soviet Puppet Government Issue, two complete sets of 16, including 3 Rials green (key value), mostly in pairs, all handstamped in Persian characters ("Azerbaijan National Government Dec. 12, 1945") ("Azerbaijan Melli Hokoomati 21 Azar 1324") by Communist group supported by the Soviet Army, with or without gum, couple of minor creases, signed M.Sadri, with certificate for pair of 3r (key value). A rare set, see note in Scott's following No.909 (also called "The Azerbaijanis People's Government", it lasted only one year and was overthrown when the central army, with the Soviet Union and other great powers' blessing, invaded in December 1946)
*(*)
Price Realized
$2,800.00

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