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Lot #1203
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, unused with part original gum, rich colors indicating late print of the first issue, intact embossing on back, ample margins all around, except just in at bottom right, still v.f. The stamp was probably adhered on cover and not canceled, with large part of white, original gum (!) preserved, when lifted. A fabulous unused and uncanceled Russia Number One, with significant part original gum, accompanied by 1991 Mikulski certificate ("unused example of this stamp is a world and Russian rarity, only a few known, with part original gum, very nice colors, good embossing of the Eagle"),
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $62,500
$23,000.00

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Lot #1204
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by pen cross on small piece, v.f.,
O
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $475
$150.00

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Lot #1205
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, canceled by large part of "Kokenhusen" round postmark, with "18", rest "58" and day and month filled in by pen, fine and interesting usage,
O
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $950
$230.00

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Lot #1206
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, two used examples, each with margins all around, canceled by "56" in circle of dots (Chernihov), the other by large portion of framed "Behgoff", v.f.,
O
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $1,900
$450.00

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Lot #1207
RUSSIA
1858 Perf. 12 1/2 unwatermarked, 1k black & yellow, horizontal block of six, folded between stamps, brilliant colors, two middle stamps h.r. or l.h., four outer stamps n.h., fine-v.f., scarce multiple (catalogued as singles)
Box **
Catalog #5
Catalog Value $1,940
$1,600.00

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Lot #1208
RUSSIA
1860 commercial letter with printed text, headed "Bergen in Norwegen, 1 November 1859", franked with 10k brown & blue, perf. 12 1/2, addressed to Pernau. The letter was sent unfranked from Bergen, Norway and bears the oval "J.H.Fasner & Sohn, Bergen" merchant's cachet in oval. The 10k adhesive was added in Riga and canceled by "38" in circular dots, with boxed "2 Jan 60" transit, dispatch and "Polucheno" arrival datestamps, fine and undoubtedly unique letter from Norway, with Russian adhesive added in Riga
Envelope
$2,300.00

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Lot #1209
RUSSIA
1863 St. Petersburg Local Issue, 5k black & blue, gutter sheet of 100, partly separated along the gutter in middle, few hinge reinforcements, mostly in margin, stamps generally n.h., some natural inclusions, fine-v.f. (catalogued as singles)
Box **
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $5,250
$1,800.00

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Lot #1210
RUSSIA
1863 5k black & blue, two used examples, black and red St. Petersburg cancels, the latter on piece, fine-v.f., signed Senf, etc.,
O
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $320
$140.00

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Lot #1211
RUSSIA
1863 5k black & blue, two used examples, black and red St. Petersburg cds, fine-v.f., signed Rosselevitch, etc.,
O
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $320
$140.00

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Lot #1212
RUSSIA
1866 1k black & yellow, vertically laid paper, h.r., fine, signed Rosselevitch,
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Catalog #19c
Catalog Value $315
$140.00

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Lot #1213
RUSSIA
1866 vertically laid paper, 25k carmine & green, brilliant colors, h.r., very fresh, an outstanding example of this rare unused stamp,
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value $2,150
$900.00

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Lot #1214
RUSSIA
1889 7k, 14k and 20k die proofs on card, each reduced to stamp size, fresh and v.f., rare
P
$900.00

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Lot #1215
RUSSIA
1908 (14 July) stationery 3k card cancelled Kostroma, sent by a political prisoner in Kaluga City jail to his wife, with violet "Prosmotreno/ KGG" prison censor in oval, fine and scarce
Envelope
$170.00

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Lot #1216
RUSSIA
1913 3k rose red, double impression, n.h., v.f.,
**
Catalog #90b
Catalog Value $700
$450.00

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Lot #1217
RUSSIA
1914 cover to Sweden, franked with 7k Arms and 3k Romanov, tied by a mute cancel (probably Warszawa), with Petrograd censor and Stockholm arrival pmks, v.f.
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #1218
RUSSIA
1918 (31 Jan) registered cover from Petrograd to Natal, South Africa, franked with six different Romanov Money Stamps, including 1k and 2k surcharges, all tied by departure cds, with registry label alongside, opened by censor and resealed, special "Returned Due to War Conditions" handstamp applied on front, with additional markings on back, fine and splendid cover to a rare destination
Envelope
$475.00

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Lot #1219
RUSSIA
1918 (31 July) cover from Vladivostok to Harbin, franked with 35k Arms, tied by departure cds, with large oval datestamp cachet of Religious Consistory in Vladivostok, additional cachet below and another on back, Russian language Harbin arrival marking and returned back to sender, with 8 August arrival. While this cover traveled between Vladivostok and Harbin, Japanese forces landed in Vladivostok on 3rd August 1918, fine
Envelope
$90.00

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Lot #1220
RUSSIA
1918 (10 Sep) registered (legal size) cover from Vladivostok to USA, franked with 60k Imperial Arms, sent via Yokohama, with "Via Japan" in Cyrillic, addressed to Hearst Pathe News in New York, opened by censor label and arrival pmks on back. Also included is another cover from the same correspondence, franked with imperf. strip of 4x15k, sent from Vladivostok on 11 September, with San Francisco transit pmk, filing folds away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
$140.00

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Lot #1221
RUSSIA
1918 35k dark blue, imperforate single showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, l.h., v.f.
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Catalog #149a
$230.00

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Lot #1222
RUSSIA
1921 100r olive, imperforate essay ("Proletariat of all Republics Unite"), top sheet margin block of four, v.f., rare (Zverev Handbook $7,000)
Box E
$2,300.00

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Lot #1223
RUSSIA
1922 (10 Apr) registered cover addressed to Moscow (Polish Delegation regarding Repatriation), franking consists of two gutter panes of 50x250r violet, plus two additional blocks of 10, paying 30,000r (!), all sensibly attached and folded, all canceled by Nosovka cds
Envelope
$525.00

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Lot #1224
RUSSIA
1922 20r on 15k brown & deep blue, l.h., v.f., signed Romeko, Dr.P.Jemchouhin, etc.,
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Catalog #224
Catalog Value $9,500
$2,300.00

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Lot #1225
RUSSIA
1923 definitives (typographed), 50k red brown, imperforate proof on glazed card, sheet margin block of four, v.f., rare block, only one sheet of 100 printed, with Mikulski certificate (this block is illustrated on page 123 of Zverev Handbook, value $6,500)
Box P
Catalog #275A/P
$4,500.00

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Lot #1226
RUSSIA
1924 two Parcel Cards and one cover, all registered from Moscow to Tiflis, franked with perf. and imperf. definitives, the cover with 5k on 1k Foreign Exchange surcharge, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$130.00

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Lot #1227
RUSSIA
1924-25 Definitives (typographed), complete less 15k yellow, nineteen different, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #276/293
Catalog Value $2,261
$450.00

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Lot #1228
RUSSIA
1925 Lenin Mausoleum three different imperforate plate proofs on card, with 7k deep blue, also 7k olive bistre and 7k magenta, v.f.
P
$700.00

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Lot #1229
RUSSIA
1926 Popov, imperforate proofs on card, two different shades of 7k blue, plus unissued 20k bistre brown, v.f.
P
$700.00

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Lot #1230
RUSSIA
1926 Lenin, 2r black violet, perf. 12 1/2, l.h., minute toning, otherwise fine,
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Catalog #343a
Catalog Value $2,250
$450.00

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Lot #1231
RUSSIA
1932 Moscow Exhibition, set of two used with additional franking on illustrated envelope, registered 2.4.33 from Leningrad Philatelic Exhibition, addressed to Helsinki, with 14.4.33 arrival pmk on back, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #485-86
$140.00

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Lot #1232
RUSSIA
1935 Anti-War Issue, set of five, 15k and 20k l.h., others n.h., fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #546-50
Catalog Value $919
$260.00

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Lot #1233
RUSSIA
1935 Spartacist Games, complete set n.h., fine-v.f.,
**
Catalog #559-68
Catalog Value $940
$240.00

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Lot #1234
RUSSIA
1944 Heroes of the Civil War, 30k Schors, corner margin block of four, double vertical perforations between stamps, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #942var
$230.00

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Lot #1235
RUSSIA
1946 Sochi, 30k green, variety imperf. at left, also 45k Moscow (Kremlin), variety imperf. at right, used, fine-v.f.
O
Catalog #1054,1063var
$280.00

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Lot #1236
RUSSIA
1947 Moscow Subway, 60k yellow green, horizontal pair variety imperf. at top, used, v.f. (Zagorsky 1065Pa)
O
Catalog #1158var
$180.00

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