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Lot 592
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Russia, Very Nice Mint Collection, 1866-1953. A stockbook with nice Imperial selection, plus better Soviet-era items such as Workers perf and imperf (never hinged), 294-297, 298-301, 302-303 perf and imperf, 382-400, 402-405, 406-408, 411-412, 472-478, 485-486, 487-488, 519-523, 529-530, 540-545, 546-550, 559-568, 569-572, 693-697, 706-712, 1080a-1082a, C12-C13, C15-C19, C26-C33, C34, C37-C39, E1-E3, etc., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 593

Russia, Censored Covers Collection, 1915-73. From the First World War to the Cold War, a compilation of over 80 covers bearing Russian or Soviet censor marks; some items are from Russia, some to the country, others simply passed through areas of control; many wartime censors, with a range of tapes and markings, many US-Iran (and vice-versa) covers bearing Anglo-Soviet-Persian Censorship handstamps (some along with Egyptian or Iraqi markings as well), internal Soviet mail (both civilian and Feldpost), a few POW items, even three oversize envelopes that enclosed publications from universities or NASA; nearly every item on its own page, fully annotated and with much translated, Very Fine overall, we'd tell you more, but XXXX XXXX'X XXXX XX XXXX XX.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 594
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Russia, Zemstvo Collection. 450 stamps, neatly arranged in a 32-page (64-side) Lindner stockbook with plenty of room for expansion; locales run the gamut from Akhtyrka to Zolotonosha, with the vast majority of items mint, though some used or on piece; most low-denomination items in the 2k to 10k range, but we note one Amur Oblast' 5R stamp as well; a wide range of motifs and designs, many multicolored (including the 1812 Centenary issue from Krasny (2)), with handstamped Deminask 3k and 5k Boguchary and Yelets issues, an overprinted 1k on 3k Zienkov, etc.; several multiples or position pieces; cancels include manuscript, boxed straightline, c.d.s., ovals in black or violet, and more; a worthwhile lot, Very Fine overall, one to view.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 595

Russia, WWI Feldpost Collection. Over 190 covers, cards and stationery items in a bulging Lindner cover album; items come from across the Russian Empire, with a range of town, Red Cross hospital and Unit cancels; large part picture post cards, with themes running from town views, holiday greetings, pretty women and landscapes, with scenes from Finland to Poland; most without stamps, but several items are franked; note Petrograd, Irkutsk, Kursk, Moscow, Wenden, Bryansk, Helsingfors, etc., a few covers with Censor's tape and markings, etc., etc., Very Fine on the whole, much of interest; inspect.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 596
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Russia, Gold Star Collection. A lovely group of material, the consignment as received; here we have a shoebox of stamps and souvenir sheets, the stamps in blocks, the sheets in multiples, all in glassines by issue and identified by Scott number (some even showing the quantity within); we have a sheet file ranging from items in multiples to complete Imperial four-pane sheets; a cover album whose contents bear a wide array of frankings (some single, some colorful multiples) and cancels, with airs, registered, censors, POW, illustrated covers and picture post cards noted; and finally a 32-page (64-side) Lindner stockbook filled with even more souvenir and miniature sheets, including a selection of Waterfowl Conservation issues; majority of the holding is U.S.S.R., but there's a nice array of later Imperial material to hold your interest as well; our spot check turned up one hinge and one souvenir sheet that might have had one, but the overarching majority is never hinged, all clean and fresh, Very Fine, a treasure trove for the dealer, as most items are lightly but usefully duplicated; inspection invited.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 597
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Russia & Area, Mint & Used Collection, 1890-1980. Truly a great collection, with mint 510 pair, 1083a (2), 1145a, 1360a (2), 1747a, 1747b, 1757a, C75a, also a nice grouping of Tannu Tuva with mint 45-52, 61-70, and more, check this beauty out carefully for full appreciation, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 598

Russia, Compilation of T.P.O. Covers. Over 130 housed in a Lighthouse cover album; most picture post cards (some photos, some illustrated), with covers and postal stationery as well; we note uprated postal cards and entires, Censors, at least one Due, plus one card written in Yiddish (Hebrew?); myriad routes to explore, and not just to or from Moscow or St. Petersburg: there's Rostov-Kharkov, Yaroslavl'-Bologoye, Archangelsk'-Vologda, Irkutsk-Krasnoyarsk, an intra-Latvian Riga-Tukums, etc., etc.; the covers aren't just domestic, with items addressed to France, Germany and Denmark, even a Serbia-to-Poland Mlava-Warsaw cancel; a fascinating group, Fine to Very Fine, with much better throughout.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 599
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Russia, Massive Collection Singles, Covers and Sheets, 1950's-2004. A total of 20 albums with singles and interspersed philatelic covers in seven albums, starting in 1956, but really starting to gain strength from 1960's to 2004, sheets are of USSR issues from early 1960's to 1991 in six albums with each sheet in sheet protector, additionally, there are six Lighthouse albums that appear to have been intended to upgrade the collection albums, but the collector never quite moved everything over and finally a dealers stock book of earlier commemorative issues from the 1950's, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 600

Russia, Railroad Station Cancels Collection. Over 100 items, mostly picture post cards, each cancelled at various railway stations across the Empire; collector separated double-ring oval from circular cancels; note origins of Minsk, Ekaterinodar, Reval, Balk', Irkutsk, Yaroslavl', Baku, Tula, Wenden, Rostov, St. Petersburg and a Soviet Leningrad, Kursk, Kiev, Tiflis, Samara, Perm', Kharkov', etc.; most items franked by either small Coat-of-Arms or Alexander III issues; generally fresh and sound, with enough auxiliary markings throughout to hold your interest, Very Fine group, inspect.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 601
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Russia, Dealer Stock, 1858-1999. In a red box and a smaller box filled with counter "102" cards and two dealer counter books of better stamps in tear sheets (with owner's Scott value for two counter books over $4,500), containing 10 (2), 18, C39 mint, C53-57, L3, L4, L6, L12b, N1-4 and offices in China 50-59, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 602

Russia, Virtually Complete Collection, 1959-94. Housed in pristine Safe stockpages, neatly arranged by year; there may be the oddball stamp missing, but for all intents and purposes, this is 35 years of Russian philately all in one place; fresh and bright throughout; perfect for collector or dealer alike, Fine to Very Fine+, inspection invited.
Scott approximately $4,000 Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 603

Russia, Serbia & Baltic States, Collection. Mint Estonia N1-N2, Latvia 2N45--2N57, extensive Serbia collection that includes mint 79-86, 1N1-1N21, plus many used examples, group of mint South Russia including 10, 52, Russia postal stationery, mint Russia 687-692, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 604
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Russia, Used Collection, 1956-66. Presented in a Scott album, with most stamps CTO including souvenir sheets, needs only a hand full to be complete, a great start to a more comprehensive collection, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 605
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Russia: Tannu Tuva, Collection, 1927-1936 Plus 1990's Modern Issues. On album pages, some duplication, containing 11-14, 37-38, 39 all mint with long sets including difficult to find issues on three philatelic covers, a great collection of this increasingly popular area, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,400 (Owner's) Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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