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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Russia to Sweden

Lots 2524-2533 Lots 2534-2539

Lot 2524 /o   

Russia, Collection, 1857-1943, well formed collection on Scott album pages; mixed mint and used starting with 4-margin #1 used (pen cancel), following coat of arms issues near complete missing only three issues, including good 1884 high value mint and later issues with variety, early 20th near complete to complete, good later sets including 1931-32 Regular issue imperf set mint, 1933 Museum surcharge set used, and virtually all the later sets present mostly in used condition, Semi-Postals complete including the 1922 Children's set (1k imperf signed Friedl) and the 1923 Labor set (high value signed Friedl, Airmails complete including 1931-32 Zepp sets including perf's 50k color error mint, 1931 South Pole perf & imperf sets, 1935 1r on 10k Moscow-S.F. surcharge issue mint, 1937 souvenir sheets, etc, dues complete, good occupationals and some useful territories; with condition above the norm throughout, a must see to appreciate.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $3,500

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Lot 2525 /   

Russia, Collection, mostly mint N.H. collection in three stockbooks, strong in topical including transportation with/ships, planes, trains, cars etc., also flora and fauna and others, many souvenir sheets including Scott #1080a-82a and 2106 (footnote set of 2, stamp on stamp), UPU imperf set 1392a-93a, Moscow subway sets 687-92 and 1481-87 etc., should be inspected, fine to very fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $300

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Lot 2526 /o   

Russia, Collection, 1934-82, housed in two Minkus albums; with mint issues to the 1950's with better sets present including Scott C53-C57 x3 (cat $517 each), 540-545 x2 ($350 each), 551-554 ($407), 546-550 ($547), C58-C67 (cat $1,032), C68 x2 ($725) both signed RPS, 559-569 n.h. ($925) and later good sets and souvenir sheet, useful 1960-70's used CTO issues; nice fresh mint in early better.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $3,500

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Lot 2527 /o/   

Russia, Back-of-the-Book & Miscellaneous Group, group of revenue issues and other private issues, few triangle stampless covers, etc.; unusual group, worth a look.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2528    

Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire, Group, lot of 47 different Navigation and Trade Company overprints, fresh, F-VF, scarce, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $100

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Lot 2529 /o   

Ryukyus, Collection, 1946-72, mostly mint in mounts housed in Scott album; starting with 11 different Japanese Provisional issues (total cat $730), mint regular issues approaching completion missing #17 a few others, airmails and delivery complete, revenues up to but not including the scarce high values, nice run of stationery items, section of varieties and specimens, etc.; nice fresh material throughout.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 2530    

Ryukyus, Collection, 1948-72, attractive mint n.h. collection of singles and blocks, fairly complete less Scott #17, in a Scott album, two sheet files (1958//71) and a small stockbook, a pleasant collection, worth review, fine to very fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $350

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Lot 2531 o   

Samoa, 1914 G.R.I. Issue Study, on album pages with issues up to the 9d on 80pf; ½d issues both showing major varieties including comma after "I", "1" to the left of "2" in "½" (in blocks with normal), as well as minor broken bar varieties and surcharge shifts shown in multiples, 2½d singles and multiples including missing fraction bar vars., 4d & 5d issues with dramatic surcharge shifts splitting overprint., 6d issue with three multiples showing the inverted "9" for "6" var.; number of issues also showing shade vars., S.G. cat £4,003+ not including unlisted vars. Michel No. 101-109.
Scott No. 101-109    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $575

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Lot 2532 /o   

Scandinavia, Stock, identified on dealer stock cards, many hundreds with strong showing of mint, includes used classics and issues mostly to the 1940's, includes some unlisted including essay; owner's Scott cat $21,824, worth proper evaluation, inspect.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 2533 /o   

Serbia, Collection, 1866-1943, well formed collection on Scott album pages; regular issues mixed */o and missing one early issue and the French "Poste Serbes" issues for total completion, includes complete Arms issues, Vienna printings complete with scarce mint 10p, later Prince issues lacking only 40p Belgrade, newspapers complete, dues missing one stamp, good occupations with Austrian issues complete mint and most of the German issues present including sheets; with condition above the norm throughout, a must see to appreciate.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $500

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Lots 2524-2533 Lots 2534-2539

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