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Lot 411
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Russia, Virtually Complete Collection, 1858-1917. A stunning compilation neatly presented on homemade pages in a handsome old-time leather Yvert springback album; begins with a wondrously sound, fully four-margined used #1, followed immediately by #2-4 (#2 no gum, the others o.g., plus a wonderfully centered #2 on cover from Odessa to Mariupol); the collection then runs mostly mint through the fall of the Romanovs, with numerous varieties noted (including duplicated #60a, one of which is used on postal form), full panes (folded to fit the page), and usages on cover or postcard; also note four stampless covers (2 bearing Postal Station cancels), four Money Letters to Mt. Athos, three mint entires, three Red Cross Charity envelopes, and a lovely mint St. Petersburg City Post entire; fresh and clean throughout, with most soundly centered, Very Fine on the whole, see the entire collection on our website. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $10,500.
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Lot 412

Russia, Russian Area & Republics, Magnificent Collection. Including some Russia proper; offices abroad, China, various ornate labels; substantial Wrangel issues; Armenia, South Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Siberia; Russia proper, nice group of better used Empire issues; premium Army of the North West issues, most signed "Ross"; good Far Eastern republic; a volume of outstanding specialized Estonia & Ukraine with Kiev types, etc.; Georgia B2 complete sheet, plus volume of specialized Georgia by printings, shades, paper, etc; a superb South Russia collection, bulk of best items signed "Ross" (Rosselevitch); an exceptional, well annotated Wendon collection; some Mongolia and Tuva, an excellent Russia Offices in Turkey collection with premium items; incredible sets and singles, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 20.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $6,500.
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Lot 413
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Russia, Fabulous Old-Time Specialist Accumulation. Exceptional holding with the basic part being a virtually complete mint 1967-85 collection of thousands; from there things get interesting including a nice Scott album of pre-1940 used, a small stockbook brimming with early Soviet, mostly NH material like #559-68 (MNH), 597-604, 629-35, 647-58, 666-77, B47c MNH block of 4, C58-67 (used), C75a MNH, etc; we also note a couple of sheet files with Empire era sheets; a stockbook with lovely used Empire issues with cancels by city, year, color, lozenges, numerals, etc; choice lot of popular material, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 35.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 414
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Russia, Extensive Polar Thematics Collection. Compelling overview of Soviet Polar activities, documented in ten binders and a box; Arctic stamp issues well represented, all mint and fresh, with highlights including 1934-35 IPY, #625-628, 640-642; 1938 second series, and the complete 1935 Aviator Rescue set, plus many other Arctic-related pre-WWII issues in singles and blocks; Drift Station souvenir sheets, one on cover, and third with red overprint honoring the 25th anniversary of North Pole-1; the covers are astounding, with hundreds of icebreaker covers, with the best material centered around Vostok stations (about 60), and North Pole stations; autographs of the dozen members of Antarctic station Leningrad; several Official stationery items noted, including covers celebrating NP-4, NP-6, NP-7 and (on Official covers) NP-8 (many autographs), NP-9, NP-10, NP-11 (multi-signed), NP-12, NP-13, NP-14, NP-15, NP-16, NP-17, NP-18, NP-19 (multi-signed), NP-20, NP-21, NP-22 (signed by well over a dozen Polar veterans), NP-23, NP-24; an important compilation for the Drift Mail specialist, Fine to Very Fine with much better. Shipping charges apply - weight 38.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 415

Russia, Postal History Collection, 1831-1937. Comprising approximately 240 covers, stationery items and postcards ranging from the pre-philatelic era to the immediate pre-war Soviet; several folded letter sheets from Riga or Wolmar, strong Coat-of-Arms issue items, some Romanovs, and nice early Soviets; offers a wonderful array of cancels and usages, including Railway cancels, Registered, eight Money Letters, WWI soldiers' mail (some censored), numeral cancels, Russia used in Finland, Soviet illustrated propaganda covers, and much, much more; condition varies but in the main sound, Fine to Very Fine, see them all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 416
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Russia, Dealer Stock, 19th & 20th Century. In three red "102" boxes. A better country with lots of perforation varieties, etc; hundreds in "102" card with Scott catalog numbers and pricing; includes, 187 ($160 x2), 180b ($175), 180 ($140), B56 ($350), B24 ($550), B30 ($250), B42 ($850), 201d ($900), 470a ($200), 9 ($1000), 100 ($130); great mix of classic and more modern, some mixed quality but overall pretty clean and most useful, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 12.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $6,750.
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Lot 417
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Russia, Extensive Collection of Zemstvo Local Post, 1860-1910. Beautifully presented collection of approximately 600 all different issues assembled alphabetically on pages from Akhtyirka to Zolotonosha; includes a fine range of mostly mint issues; wonderful group of these fascinating and rarely offered items, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $6,500.
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Lot 418

Russia, Virtually Complete Never Hinged, 1958-97. A binder full of stock pages in sheet protectors, one year neatly arrayed per page; includes definitive and commemorative issues, souvenir sheets, and miniature sheets for the period; Post Office fresh throughout; an outstanding start to a Russia collection, or a savvy restocking opportunity, Very Fine, the full holding imaged online. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 419

Russia, Large-scale Holding of Local Overprints, ca. 1991-94. In three binders, three counter books, a stockbook, plus even more in a box, a broad array of local overprints on Soviet stamps in the transition from the USSR to the independent republics; hundreds upon hundreds of singles, blocks, strips, part- and full sheets with varieties, inverted overprints, overprints on overprints, etc.; many with flight- or space-related overprints, but note also arctic, tsarist, and fauna themes, among others; clean and bright throughout, and in quantities to allow for flyspecking or a thorough restocking, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 27 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 420
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Russia, voluminous Collection, 1858-1992. On homemade pages in an 8" wide binder, literally 1000s of sets, singles and S/S being mostly used through the 1950s and a mix of mint and used thereafter with majority of the post-1930s period used being favor canceled, among the many attractive topicals also note some premium as 12-18 used, 519-28 used, 625-733 used, 845-889 used, 1104-1324 used, highly complete after 1950, C12-13 used, etc., generally F-VF, a monumental collection ripe for expansion. Shipping charges apply - weight 17.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 421
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Russia, Outstanding and Substantial Early Postal History & Stationery Collection. A super, old-time specialist's assembly; includes a four-volume mint and used collection of Imperial lettercards, wrappers, entires, postal and message-reply cards; a fine array of ca. 1914-15 "Russian Hero" Semi-Postal issue covers or cards; several dozen Empire issue-franked covers loose, a lovely range of better covers (stampless, multiple frankings, a slew of cancels and auxiliary markings) all written up on pages, priced items in a counterbook, and more besides, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a great selection of pretty material; super variety ready for your album or stock. Shipping charges apply - weight 16.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 422
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Russia, Collection, 1902-1930. Interesting and substantial single volume collection with bulk of coverage and value in the Republics; plus Russian Offices and unusual, seldom offered material; we note excellent offices in Turkey, beginning with three large format first issues, good Army of the North, including used, blocks, privately perforated examples, proofs and identified forgeries; we also note offices in China, extensive Wrangel with varieties; Denikin issues; Finnish occupation; various revenues and labels; postage stamp export issues; plus wonderful Armenia, Azerbaijan, Far Eastern Republic, etc, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $4,750.
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Lot 423
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Russia, A Superior Holding of Mainly Mint Sets & Singles, 1863-1998. A nice lot of primarily better sets and singles, several hundred stamps mounted on individual black display cards. A clean well put together stock which includes used: 5-10, 11 and 78b, Mint: 11 NH, 40 slight crease RPS certificate, 195, 224 Scott $9500-not counted, 328-329 (4), 347-348 (5), 577-599 (2), 721-723 NH, 763-766, 1104-1120, 1280-1281 NH, 1594-1595, 1598-1602 (3 CTO), 1866-1867, 1875-1883, 2147-2151 (2 sets of imperf blocks of 4 NH), 2174 (19 CTO), C69-C75, C76-C76d, C77-C79, B30-B33 (2). A great lot for resale with no defective, mainly all F-VF or better, Scott $3523, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 424

Russia, Early Soviet Issues, Mint Freaks, Varieties, and Multiple Sets. Excellent specialist selection housed in a stockbook; much is annotated, including items of interest such as SC #B5a, imperforate at right marginal example, plus 12 "specimen" overprint examples of various values; much of the remaining coverage lies in the various Coat of Arms issues, with lovely mint multiples, displaced centers, lozenge varieties, various misperfs, drastic shifted misplaced backgrounds, missing groundwork types; printed on gum side varieties, offsets, and inverted groundworks, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 425
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Russian Civil War (1918-1921) & Offices Abroad, Expansive Dealers Stock, 1899-1919. Lovely array of material neatly presented in a Lindner stockbook; all identified, priced and ready for sale; we note Offices in China, Offices in the Turkish Empire (including city-specific issues); Civil War issues with Wenden, Army of the Northwest and Army of the North; Batum; early Republics including Armenia, Dagestan, Azerbaijan, Far Eastern Republic (gutter pairs), Georgia, Siberia, Southern Russia, and Transcaucasian Federated Republic; singles, blocks, gutter pairs and blocks, tête-bêche pairs, overprint errors, Specimens, Revenues…there's something here for every taste; generally clean and sound, but expect the (very) occasional small fault; owner's retail $21,000+, Fine to Very Fine with much better, an outstanding holding; see it all on our website. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.8 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 426

Russia and Former Soviet Republics, Burgeoning Stock, 1990s thru 2010. The premier space dealer had a passion for the unusual and difficult to acquire; supplying Russian space overprint locals to discerning clientele was one of those challenges; these several thousand MNH stamps in blocks are in quantities of several to a few dozen, perfect for a dealer; all are labeled and organized by region; includes; Crimea, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Belarus, Touva, Khorjakia, Dagestan, Tatarstan, Arkangelsk, Irpen, Donetsk, Kirovograd, Melitopol, Yekaterinburg, Talyz-Mugan, Tbillisi, Chechnia, Adygei, Altai, Sevastopol, Komi, Khakassia, Smolensk, Primorski, Uzbekistan, Karelia, Nakhichevan, Zaporozcie, Bessarabia and many more; too much for the specialist but just right for the dealer ready to corner the market, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 28.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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