RUSSIA

Russia issued its first stamps on 1 January 1858. Their design had been approved by the Tsar in October 1857. Stamps for rural areas, known as ZEMSTVO stamps were first issued in 1865 for the Shlisselburg district. The first commemorative stamps appeared in 1913.

There are 22 items in this category

1971 10 ANNIVERSARY GAGARIN AUSTRONAUT MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: 1971 10 ANNIVERSARY GAGARIN AUSTRONAUT MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Description: MNH = MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $9.00
Item Id #012812    See Details...
FORGERIES IMPERIAL RUSSIA & LEVANT BY STIEDL & BILLIG
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES IMPERIAL RUSSIA & LEVANT BY STIEDL & BILLIG
Description: Otto E. Stiedl and Fritz Billig - Russland Kaiserreich und Levante - Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 33 Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1937. Recent reprint in larger size, with some improvements to the illustrations In German; paperback, 43 illustrations showing characteristics of forgeries, 16 pages [8" x 11"] -- Useful guide to forgeries of Imperial Russia (large eagle type) and Russian Levant (including ROPIT), with enlarged black & white photo illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps. LIMITED EDITION
Price: $20.00
Item Id #003876    See Details...
FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Description: LEVANT FORGERIES: GERMAN, AUSTRIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, POLISH, ROMANIAN, and RUSSIAN LEVANT, plus MALTA & IONIAN ISLANDS *** Étude sur les Faux Timbres du LEVANT, MALTE & ILES IONIENNES *** Seminal work by A. De Haene, in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries, reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, and forged overprints. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 16 pages with black & white illustrations. A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $22.00
Item Id #003877    See Details...
FORGERIES ITALY FRANCE GERMANY LATVIA ROMANIA RUSSIA
Country: GERMANY
Condition: FORGERIES ITALY FRANCE GERMANY LATVIA ROMANIA RUSSIA
Description: SCACH DEN FAELSCHUNGEN ** CHECKMATE TO FORGERIES *** by A. Schroeder, in German, 8” x 11”, 34 pages, illustrated throughout. Limited edition reprint of the 1938 booklet published in Switzerland. It describes and illustrates contemporary forgeries of GERMANY * GERMAN COLONIES * DANZIG * ESTONIA * FRANCE * ITALY * LATVIA * LIECHTENSTEIN * LITHUANIA * MEMEL * POLAND * ROMANIA * RUSSIA * SAAR YUGOSLAVIA *** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $33.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #003878    See Details...
FORGERIES RUSSIA BOSNIA BULGARIA COREA CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES RUSSIA BOSNIA BULGARIA COREA CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Description: FORGERIES RUSSIA BOSNIA BULGARIA COREA CZECHOSLOVAKIA FORGERIES RUSSIA BOSNIA BULGARIA COREA CZECHOSLOVAKIA, DANISH WEST INDIES FIUME FIJI LATVIA NORWAY NEWFOUNDLAND ROMANIA SPAIN USA URUGUAY FORGERIES OLD AND NEW by ALDEN C. JOHNSON, Part I. (Look out for Part II in my listings) **** Seminal work in English, 42 pages, illustrated throughout, easy reading. It deals with the forgeries of BOSNIA, BRITISH EAST AFRICA, BULGARIA, COREA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA (extensive section), DANISH WEST INDIES, DENMARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FIUME, FIJI, LATVIA, MONTENEGRO, NEWFOUNDLAND, NORWAY, ROMANIA, RUSSIA (extensive section), SERBIA, SHANGHAI, SIBERIA, SPAIN, UNITED STATES, URUGUAY and other countries such as BRITISH EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, AUSTRIA, AZORES, BOLIVIA, CANADA, CUBA, SLOVAKIA, DANZIG, FINLAND, GERMANY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW CALEDONIA, NOVA SCOTIA, OBOCK, PERU, POLAND, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, WHITE RUSSIA, and ZULULAND. Filled with very useful information complemented by a good INDEX. Pavia Reprint of the rare 1941 EMCO edition, fine quality. The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. *** MISSING FROM 98% OF THE LIBRARIES!!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. LOOK OUT FORT PART II in my upcoming auctions .
Price: $33.00     Sale Price! $29.00
Item Id #014632    See Details...
1971 SUMMER SPARTAKIAD MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: 1971 SUMMER SPARTAKIAD MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $10.00     Sale Price! $8.00
Item Id #012846    See Details...
RUSSIA POST OFFICES ABROAD incl TURKEY IRAN CHINA BULGARIA SYRIA MANCHURIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: RUSSIA POST OFFICES ABROAD incl TURKEY CHINA BULGARIA SYRIA MANCHURIA
Description: Tchilinghirian, S.D. and Stephen, W.S.E. - Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad IN 6 VOLUMES * IN ENGLISH * 576 pages - ex TREVOR DAVIS LIBRARY USED IN VERY FINE CONDITION (very minimal signs of shelf life and overall very fine) Part One: Constantinople Danubian Principalities, Bulgaria and Roumelia Part Two: Black Sea & Aegean Ports, Syria Palestine Egypt, Crete SHIP MAIL IN THE LEVANT Part Three: Persia Bukhara Kiva Khanates Sin Kiang Part Four: Uryankhai Mongolia CHINA PROPER - Lyaotung Leasehold Part Five: Manchuria, Chinese Eastern Railway Part Six: Ship Mail to Korea & Japan, Russian America, Supplement VERY RARE & IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AS A COMPLETE SET ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $860.00
Item Id #003446    See Details...
1962 RUSSIA PRAVDA NEWSPAPER 50th Anniversary MAXIMUM CARD
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: 1962 RUSSIA PRAVDA NEWSPAPER 50th Anniversary MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013432    See Details...
RUSSIAN RURAL STAMPS - ZEMSTVOS, by W. Herrick, from Alatyr to Zolotonoscha
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: RUSSIAN RURAL STAMPS - ZEMSTVOS, by W. Herrick, from Alatyr to Zolotonoscha
Description: RUSSIAN RURAL STAMPS - ZEMSTVOS, by W. Herrick, from Alatyr to Zolotonoscha, 1978 reprint of 150 copies, hardbound, only ONE COPY available. Very rare book and equally hard to find reprint, first class publication missing in most libraries, large format
Price: $175.00
Item Id #010875    See Details...
FORGERIES OF THE EARLY ISSUES OF SOVIET RUSSIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: SOVIET RUSSIA EARLY ISSUES FORGERIES & IMITATIONS
Description: FORGERIES OF THE EARLY ISSUES OF SOVIET RUSSIA *** IN GERMAN, 28 pages (8" x 11"), with illustrations of the 1936 Edition ~~~ Due to their "primitive" design the early postage stamps of Soviet Russia became the target of forgers based in Western Europe and elsewhere. In fact, in the 1920s one of the clever forgers was arrested in Vienna and sentenced to serve time. *** Being cheap stamps these Soviet issues hardly attracted the attention of experts and the average collector was not suspicious and could not detect any difference at a glance. Thus a black market prospered for years and lots of forgeries made their way to collections all over the world. Nowadays with the great revival of interest for Russian stamps together with the keenness to collect and study forgeries have brought these early Soviet issues back in the limelight. ~~~ To this day this monograph published in 1936 in Vienna remains a valid reference for the detection of forgeries and imitations of Russia's early 1920s issues. *** Where possible the illustrations have been improved and the overall format has been increased about 15% making details more obvious to the naked eye. Of course the monograph was printed in 1936 and has the limits of its time, however this reprint is better than the original. *** 2011 Reprint of the 1936 Edition in German ~~~ EXPECT: Research that was compiled in 1936 ** EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 75 years ago ** DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1936 monograph ** BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE ~~~ LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $22.00
Item Id #001931    See Details...
MICHELANGELO SCULPTURE SET 1975 MNH nice
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: MICHELANGELO SCULPTURE SET 1975 MNH nice
Price: $4.60
Item Id #006590    See Details...
SPACE MAIL BEREZOVOY DIARY: MAIL * RUSSIA
Condition: SPACE MAIL BEREZOVOY DIARY: MAIL * RUSSIA
Description: BY SILVIA VACCARI IN ENGLISH 21 cm x 29 cm - 54 pages - replete with color illustrations The adventures of Man's flight and the Conquest of Space have always aroused great fascination in Men's minds. Through his creative stories with winged myths and later with Science and the invention of "flying machines", Man has chased after his "dream of flying" and there have been many stages along the development of the Man-Space relationship. Even today, forty years after the first steps on the Moon and despite the conquest of Space, Men still have an intense bond with Earth. The letters, cancellations and postage stamps discussed in this brief overview on space mail relevant to the commander of Elbrus mission, Anatoli Berezovoy, author of the first Space to Earth letters, prove this. Anatoli Nikolaievich Berezovoy, 51st pilot and Soviet cosmonaut, commander of Elbrus mission on board the Orbital Space Station Salyut-7 from 13 May to 10 December 1982, spends 211 days in Space, at the time the record of stay. During the mission he writes a diary (from 22 June to 29 November), an intimate and fascinating account of his experience, account that shows the real human side of "living in Space". Anatoli describes the sadness of the solitude and the distance from one's family, the weight of daily tasks and the worry over health problems. It also traces a bitter description of the difficulties of surviving the breakdown of equipment on board and the misunderstandings with his flight companion and with those responsible for links between the Earth and the station. From the description given of radio and TV links, of the biological, geographical and astrophysical experiments and medical tests, it is possible to perceive the cosmonaut's strong desire for the mission to succeed and the importance it holds for the development of Soviet and worldwide cosmonautics. Even mail has its part, and in several pages Anatoli expresses the joy he feels upon the arrival of the supply ships and the subsequent opening of the bags containing newspapers, magazines and mail, "a glass of cold water in the scorching steppe". Moreover, he lingers on the preparation of the philatelic material, letters, postcards and documents to be carried back to Earth, "space mail" which tells us about the uniqueness of living in Space. not to be missed *********************************************
Price: $39.00
Item Id #003317    See Details...
1875 20k HORIZONTALLY LAID PAPER USED FINE
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #30
Condition: 1875 20k HORIZONTALLY LAID PAPER USED VERY FINE
Price: $11.00
Item Id #010227    See Details...
1934 LENIN MAUSOLEUM USED FINE
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #525
Condition: 1934 LENIN MAUSOLEUM USED FINE
Price: $6.90
Item Id #010230    See Details...
1938 FLAG & AIRPLANES MINT NEVER HINGED  FINE
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #628
Condition: 1938 FLAG & AIRPLANES MINT NEVER HINGED FINE
Price: $4.00
Item Id #010229    See Details...
1950 DIMITROV 2 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #1472-1473
Condition: 1950 DIMITROV 2 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $16.70
Item Id #010228    See Details...
2003 EUROPA SET: FLOWERS MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #2095
Condition: 2003 EUROPA SET: FLOWERS MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED IMPERFORATE
Price: $17.50
Item Id #010051    See Details...
1967 WINTER OLYMPICS GRENOBLE 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #3366-3370
Condition: 1967 WINTER OLYMPICS GRENOBLE 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.00
Item Id #012800    See Details...
1968 MEXICO OLYMPICS SET 5 Values + MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #3492-3497
Condition: 1968 MEXICO OLYMPICS SET 5 Values + MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $5.00
Item Id #012293    See Details...
1970 FAUNA: BEAR DUCKS DEER TIGER 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #3759-3763
Condition: 1970 FAUNA: BEAR DUCKS DEER TIGER 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.90
Item Id #012799    See Details...
1971 MOON EXPLORATION 4v SET + MINIATURE SHEET
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #3834-3837a
Condition: 1971 MOON EXPLORATION 4v SET + MINIATURE SHEET
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #012811    See Details...
1971 SEA MAMMALS  4 values SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: RUSSIA
Catalog #: Scott #3882-3886
Condition: 1971 SEA MAMMALS 4 values SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.25
Item Id #012802    See Details...