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Lot 1441

Russia, Imperial Postal Stationery Extravaganza. Presented on Vario black stockpages; all but one unused, including many better; begins with pre-printed and embossed envelopes (103), including several St. Petersburg City/Local envelopes, and continuing with Imperial Coat-of-Arms issues through Romanovs; these are followed by 29 postal cards, 17 letter cards and 7 rarely seen wrappers; all bright and fresh; quantities noted include various Michel minor numbers for different sized envelopes with the same design; a complete inventory is included (see the last two images online), with the collector's total Michel value of over €9,000, Very Fine, postal stationery enthusiasts take note: this is one of the prettiest such collections we've seen.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 1442
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Russia, Mute Cancels Collection. In a slipcased binder holding Vario black stockpages; 29 covers and over 100 stamps bearing a range of non-c.d.s. cancels; we note one- to six-rings, mute bridges, letters (circled or not), starbursts, geometrics, barred diamonds, simple "X"s, plus one absolute killer; some handstamped, some rollers, many identified by location, either by the collector or, on covers, thanks to the corner cards; note a Registered cover plus one card bearing a Military Censor handstamp; unusual and attractive material, Very Fine, the strong but silent type; inspect.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1443

Russia Used in Poland, Collection, 19th Century. Housed in a small blue covers binder, an interesting and uncommon collection of Russian mail out of Poland; comprises 29 cards and covers, 21 stamps off cover or on piece with Polish numeral bulls-eye cancels, plus 11 Polish proper stamps or covers rounding it out; we note six stampless folded letters, all to the Rothschild Brothers in Paris; Russian postal stationery, Coat-of-Arms and Romanov issue items; most covers postmarked Warsaw with destinations including Latvia, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leipzig and Beierfeld, with a range of "Paid" and "Aus Russland"/"Aus Russland/Franco." handstamps; Russian stamps include a beautifully centered #2 with a perfectly struck socked-on-the-nose "8" bulls-eye cancel, with each stamp on its own dealers card (identified, priced and ready to sell); Polish stamps include a target-cancelled #1 and a handful of mostly 1930s issues, Very Fine, material you don't often see; see it all now online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1444

Russia, Stampless Cover Compilation, 19th Century. A grand collection, housed in two slipcased Lindner hingeless albums; 82 items in all, most foreign but noted a few domestic; note the use of Prussian and Austrian mails once outside Russia, many French border receipt handstamps, a wealth of transits and receivers in black, red, blue and even one or two verging on green; double-oval company handstamps, fancy receivers, and much, much more; material is fresh and clean throughout, with nary a nick or stain, Very Fine, inspection invited, in person or online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 1445

Russia, including Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Russian Area, Cover Exhibit and Collection 1990's. In four large totes full of thousands of covers, roughly organized by country, from a very interesting time in Eastern European philately as countries transition from a communist economy to a market economy, with all of the interesting postal history that goes along with such exciting times, in additional there are several boxes of exhibit pages that surely have some interesting usages, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1446
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Russia & Eastern Europe, A "Bookends" Collection. A mishmash of various specialized and semi-specialized holdings, including mint and used Imperial Coats-of-Arms, Russian Offices in China, a lovely stock of Central Lithuania (much in multiples, including at least one misperf), a wide array of post-Soviet local (and unrecognized?) overprints of Soviet stamps, a nice Serbia collection on pages (including Death Masks complete mint), German WWII Occupation of Lithuania, Latvia Western Army overprints, etc., etc.; all fresh and clean, with very little in the way of condition issues, Fine to Very Fine or better, interesting material; inspect.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1447
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Russia, Geometric Cancels Study. Neatly presented on Vario stock pages, 12 covers and over 300 off-paper stamps, all exhibiting strikes of numbered geometric cancels; on the covers (including stationery, some up-rated) we note double circles and circled squares, triangles, crosses…even a few resembling a baseball; the stamps, mostly 2k and 7k small Coat-of-Arms issues, display the same designs, with various numerals in either Arabic or Roman numerals; most cancels in black, but note several violet or shading to blue; the stamps themselves offer a great opportunity for shades and other varieties, generally Very Fine, uncommon, pretty material; inspect.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1448
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Russia, Rambling Collection, 1857-1997. Housed in four Scott Specialty albums plus a single White Ace album; comprises a period-wide collection, plus a second collection through about 1958; compare and condense the albums (and possibly rehouse), and you've got a surprisingly complete Russian/Soviet collection on your hands—with plenty of material for resale; much mint, with post-1958 largely in mounts (and spot-checked never hinged); nice Imperial selections including Coats-of-Arms and mint and used Romanovs, fairly solid early Soviet issues, with many of the iconic issues of the 1920s-'40s present mint and used (and sometimes duplicated); note used #1 (three wide margins, close top left), 559-568, 859, 1080a, 1083a; mint #237a, B30-B33, C37-C39, C50-C52, C53-C57, C58-C67; plus nice Dues, Offices and Civil War, along with an array of early Soviet Republics, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a huge amount of material well worth careful inspection.
Scott $20,000 ++ (Owner's) Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 1449
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Russia, All but the Album Collection, 1858-1975. Housed in Scott order in two full stockbooks plus additional pages; nearly all items used, though we note some mint, including some Coats-of-Arms issues, the 1937 Pushkin and Moscow souvenir sheets, etc.; some certainly CTO, but also many items that show clear postal usage; nearly all sets appear complete, including Romanovs, Young Pioneers (2 sets), Spartakiada, Lenins, etc.; Semi-Postals, Airs (including several Zeppelin issues), Dues and Civil War issues included, as are several of the "Aunus"-overprinted Finnish issue; fresh and clean throughout, with a variety of postmarks on the Classics, Fine to Very Fine with better, ready for the album of your choice.
Scott $12,000 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1450
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Russia, Collection, 1858-1923. A very nice, mostly mint hinged collection on stockpages in album; includes (mint) #3, 4, 31-38, 39-40, a selection of the 1889-1904 Coat-of-Arms issue on both horizontal and laid paper, #71-72, 88-104, B14-B17 and B38-B40, Western Army issues; Offices in China #1-8, 9-23 (no #11 or 17), 50//70; Offices in the Levant #1, 9, 15, and 40-48; and used #1 on piece, 2, and Levant #16 and 18; and much, much more; imperial catalogue value and well worth review, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, inspection invited.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 1451
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Russia, Extensive Dealer's Stock, 1858-1991. Presented on stockbook pages and neatly arranged in glassines, all identified by Scott number; a mix of mint and used, the mint a mix of hinged and never hinged; starting from #2 and running straight through to #6018; lovely Coat-of-Arms and Romanov issues (including a mint 5R Nicholas); useful but not overwhelming duplication throughout, with some Soviet-era items in multiples, several of which offer the possibility of margin or position pieces for those discerning clients; includes souvenir and miniature sheets, Waterfowl Conservation sheets, mint part-sheets, and more; bright, clean and fresh throughout, Very Fine overall, well worth a look.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1452
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Russia, Restock Rally, 1858-1970. Neatly arrayed in Michel number order in a thick linen-hinge stockbook; begins with early Coat-of-Arms issues, covers Imperial-era issues and continues with Soviet items up to 1970; clean and fresh throughout, with enough duplication to please any dealer or specialist; note paper and printing color varieties, Coats-of-Arms mint (several position pieces), perfs and imperfs, overprints (including Civil War-era), a 5R Romanov with both datestamp and punch cancels, along with Offices in China, the Levant (several mint), Semi-Postals, Airs, even a Revenue or two—as well as several Soviet souvenir sheets, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a solid, useful collection; inspect.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1453
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Russia, The Centenary Collection, 1863-1963. In a pristine slipcased Schaubek album; highly complete with stamps in better than normally seen condition; starts with the 1863 5k Local Post and continues through the Imperial era with Coats-of-Arms and Romanovs (including a mint 5R); Soviet era virtually complete, less some of the more esoteric items (e.g., Telegraph Stamps); note perfs and imperfs, Semi-Postals and Airs, and many of the iconic issues: strong Workers & Soldiers, star-overprinted Coat-of-Arms imperforates, Zeppelin Flights perf and imperf, mint and used (!), Aviators used, Spartakiada never hinged, the 1937 Pushkin, Moscow and Aviation Expo souvenir sheets, and much, much more; even the used stamps are exceptionally clean, with a wonderful array of cancel types and colors for your viewing pleasure, Very Fine on the whole, one to view.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1454
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Russia, Collection with Extras, 1865-1989. Housed in a pristine Scott Specialty binder with slipcase, with early Coat-of-Arms issues onward; solid Empire and early Soviet items, and while it thins a bit in the 1950s, it picks up again with later issues; Classics mostly used, but solid mint/never hinged from about the mid-1960s; the extras are a glassine box filled with dealer cards, the items from Scott #2839 on, most mint and most of that never hinged—and duplicated, Fine to Very Fine or better, appealing for the collector and dealer alike.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1455
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Russia, Prodigious Collection, 1865-1993. Filling nine binders; highly complete from the earliest issues, with each item mounted on homemade pages, the pages slipped into page protectors; six volumes of Front-of-the-Book material (including perforated and imperforate varieties plus souvenir sheets), one of Semi-Postals, Airs and Dues, plus two of Occupations, Civil War, Republics and Offices issues; all used, but surprisingly fresh; nice Coats-of-Arms, Romanovs, early Soviets with and without overprints, Young Pioneers, several Zeppelins, and much, much more; a ready-made collection to fill in, or phenomenal stock given all the Topical material, Fine to Very Fine with much better, inspection invited.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1456
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Russia, Mint & Used Collection, 1865-2015. Mounted in 2 Scott albums. Mint includes 411-412, 845-849, 850-851, C10-C11, used 489-509, 519-523, 546-550, 559-568, 1132-1146, 1786a-1787a, C12-C13, C37-C39, C58-C67, Offices Abroad, long runs of used stamps, a short review will only help, some mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1457
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Russia, Mint & Used Dealer Stock, 1884-2000. Many hundreds of mint, used & CTO sets & singles, in two large file boxes, all in display cards, identified, a marvelous inexpensive opportunity to restock, includes a 1968 yearbook used and a 1968 yearbook mint, mixed condition, review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1458

Russia, Railway Covers, 1903-88. Over 80 items, neatly mounted and annotated on homemade quadrille pages presented in a red springback album; coverage spans both Imperial and Soviet eras, and includes several Soviet propaganda cards (two posted from 24 Kilometre Northern Region—a gulag labor camp!), a late usage from Tiflis (to Columbus, OH), a Kazan Station dater with Latin inscription reading "Oazan" rather than "Qazan", Orel station daters as both cancel and receiver; stations running from Astrakhan to Zabaikalsk, with numerous Moscow and Leningrad stations as well; railways include the Trans-Siberia and Vladikavkaz among others, Very Fine, fun material not often seen; come view Russia on the rails.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1459
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Russia, Mint & Used Collection, 1921-2000. Mounted in 6 volumes and on pages and on display cards, With scattered used coverage through 1958, from then on CTO and excellent coverage with souvenir sheets, a great starter collection or break up for internet sales, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1460
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Russia, The Crème de la Kremlin Collection, 1940-98. Beautifully presented in eight binders; all items mounted on (mostly) homemade pages which are housed back-to-back in sheet protectors; virtually every item is identified as to year, subject matter, Scott number and gum condition; just a handful of items needed for completion; from 1960 on apparently complete and never hinged, with most lightly hinged prior; includes perforated and imperforate issues, miniature sheets, souvenir sheets, etc.; no Back-of-the-Book, but a wonderful collection in pristine condition, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, absolutely worth viewing.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1461

Russia, By the Year Collection, 1961-90. Each year for the period gathered in a large, windowed envelope, ready for rapid addition to your album or stock; all major catalogue numbers represented, with bright colors and clean paper; a ready-made collection and perfect for the dealer as well, Very Fine.
Michel €2,760 ($3,090).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$425
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Lot 1462
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Russia, Proof Positive Collection, 1964-88. Neatly arranged in a Lindner hingeless album, approximately 220 plate, die and color trial proofs of a wide range of Soviet-era stamps' engraved portions; great array of topical material, from personalities like Lenin to Ul'yanov and Bach; transportation from carriages to ships to space; Olympics-related material, and more; clean and fresh throughout, with most designs represented by multiple, different-colored proofs and a single or block of four of the issued stamp; great eye appeal, and a grand celebration of the engraving art, Very Fine, see it all online.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 1463

Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire, Covers Collection, 1879-1906. A feast for the eyes, from the wax seals on the earliest stampless covers to the tinted photos on later postcards; 33 items in all, including nine stampless covers datelined 1879 or 1880 (all, it seems, to Odessa); many postal and picture post cards; destinations include Austria, Germany, Finland, Russia and Switzerland, the covers bearing a range of overprinted values and additional markings; of particular interest are three postal cards showing scenes of Japan, posted in Constantinople, addressed to the Viscountess of Ameal in Portugal; most items used, though a few mint stationery pieces included, Very Fine, see it all online.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1464
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Russia: Tannu Tuva, Mint & Used Stock, 1926-36. Incredible accumulation of this popular country's stamps, with mint singles #66 (100), 67 (100), 69 (100), 70 (100), C9 (76), used sets include C1-C9 (9), C10-C18 (9), used singles include 68 (100), 82 (100), 86a (100), enormous catalogue value, must be seen to be believed, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$500
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