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Lot 290
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Russia, Virtually Complete Mint Collection, 1858-1917. Handsomely arrayed on homemade pages in a Safe binder; nearly every stamp of the Empire is here, starting with a used #1, but from #2 all but a handful of stamps are mint with numerous never hinged; in addition to the basic collection, several varieties are here (e.g., a 3k Coat-of-Arms with "V" background—used on the 5k value—error), along with a number of complete sheets; a nice selection of covers, variously franked and with a range of destinations, postmarks and auxiliary markings, round out the collection, Very Fine as a whole, imaged in full online; be sure to view. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.4 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $9,000.
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Lot 291
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Russia, Extensive and Valuable Offices and States Collection, 1880-1920. All on fully identified and priced #102 cards neatly arranged on stockpages in a Safe binder; singles, pairs, strips, blocks, gutter pairs and blocks, they're all here, mint and/or used, with a wealth of cancel types and locales—and even more when it comes to varieties; note Offices in China and the Turkish Empire, plus States including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Siberia, South Russia and Tannu Tuva; overprints inverted and doubled, background color inverted, offsets, imperforate and part-perf varieties, even a few sheets; approximately retail value of $14,500, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a world of fun; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.4 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 292
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Russia, Magnificent Mostly Mint Collection, 1922-48. A superb and highly comprehensive collection of hundreds, with most mint never hinged, assembled on old album pages; although this collection was assembled decades ago, the owner was careful to buy mostly marginal examples and hinge them marginally, with the result being dozens of premium never hinged sets from the single most popular era of Russian philately; highlights include hinged #298-301, 330-335, 336-341, 375-381, 402-405, 411-412, 470-471, 472-478, 485-486, 487-488, 489-509, 540-545 (5k & 30k never hinged), 546-550 (10l & 35k never hinged), 551-554, 693-697, 698-705, 784-788, 789-793, 845-849, 857-858, 860-866, B48-B53; and never hinged #294-297, 479, 519-523 (less the 20k, hinged), 524-528, 529-530, 536-539, 559-568, 583-588, 590-595, 606-609, 647-658, 643-646, 659-665, 666-677, 687-692, 706-712, 721-723, 724-733, 760-762, 794-810, 824-831A, 859, and much, much more, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a clean and exceptional lot of popular material. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Scott approximately $12,000 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 293
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Russia, Voluminous Zemstvo Collection. On Scott quadrille pages, ready for your album; about 425 different stamps from approximately 150 districts are represented, from Akhtyrka to Zolotonosha; mostly singles, though a few pairs (nicely showing off their full cancels) or blocks; if your vision of Locals is as monochromatic, poorly printed things, you're in for a treat; vibrant colors and beautiful designs abound; some items in condition as usual for this material, but the majority is fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, an impressive holding; see it all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 294
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Russia, Enticing Collection of Philatelic Exchange Tax Stamps. Used for the import and export of stamps in the nascent Soviet Union; the collection here presents a wide array of values, overprints, types and plate varieties, and includes singles, multiples and part-sheets; mint and used, with eight covers showing the stamps' use, Fine to Very Fine with much better, all available to view online. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 295
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Russia, Numeral Dot & Geometric Cancels Collection. Neatly arranged on stockpages in a 2½-inch binder, consisting of (per the consignor) 73 covers and 2175 stamps; an interesting and pretty look at early Russian postal history, with Moscow geometrics running between #1 and 31; the covers are equally interesting, with usages and destinations to spark further study; plus the sheer number of stamps included offer a wealth of opportunities for the fly-specker, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, see the full collection online. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 296
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Russia, Civil War (1918-1921), Collection and Stock Offering. The collection, of Army of the Northwest issues, on homemade quadrille pages in a like-new slipcased Marini album; the stock, covering Army of the North, Siberia and South Russia, in a solid—and filled— 15-page (30-side) stockbook; collection showcases Scott #1-14, along with footnoted items, mint, used and on piece or on cover, noting shades, overprint shifts, offsets, etc., finishing with a nice three-page study of cancels; the stockbook offers a wealth of material with singles, blocks or multiples, gutters, marginal inscriptions, etc., with two lovely Army of the North covers, Fine to Very Fine with much better, dealer and collector alike will benefit. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 297

Russia, Ready-Made Mint Collection Stock, 1963-99. Housed in seven Lighthouse or Schaubek stockbooks; appears highly complete, comprising most issues as single examples, though there are some in blocks or lightly duplicated; the occasional used item, but 99.9% never hinged; note several shade varieties, imperforate pairs (many marginal), tête-bêche blocks of four, several part-sheets, souvenir and miniature sheets, plus a number of First Day- or commemorative-cancelled covers, including a 1963 Cosmonauts Day cover and 1964 maximum card, both autographed by Yuri Gagarin; vibrant color and fresh paper throughout; if you're a collector, you just need an album; if you're a dealer, show these to your customers, Very Fine, well worth review. Shipping charges apply - weight 35.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 298
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Russian Offices & Republics, Extensive Stock. Arranged in a nicely filled 32-page (64-side) Lighthouse stockbook; begins with a page of poster/charity stamps from around WWI (plus some RSFSR-inscribed stamps), and moves on to lovely Offices in Turkey and in China, as well as China #479 with Russian Philatelic Society overprints (2, 1 never hinged, 1 used); good Civil War material, with South Russia, Western Army in Latvia, General Denikin, Siberia and Wenden issues; Czech Army in Siberia Military Post items; extensive Ukraine; Carpatho-Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Batum, Transcaucasian Federation, plus Russia used in Finland, etc.; all identified by Michel number, with useful duplication on some, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a pretty holding; inspect. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,400.
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