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Russia Zemstvos Stamps - amongst the most beautiful stamps in the world?

In 1870 the Russian Imperial Government legalised the Zemstvos posts, some of who had been issuing stamps since 1865. The Zemstvos was a provincial assembly with representatives of landowners and peasants that regulated many local taxes and services. The stamps allowed a range of local post services plus delivery to the wider world through the nearest Imperial Post Office, the Zemstvo post quickly became an essential part of an integrated postal system covering substantial portions of European Russia.

The stamps range from crude monochrome lithographs to spectacular 6 colour works of art including silver & gold plus a multitude of colourful papers. Even the most common stamps are difficult to find as few were printed (at the time only a tiny proportion of Russians could write in comparison to Western Europeans) and now many Russian collectors eagerly hunt down these elusive issues stamp by stamp. Lot 7861 in Sandafayres 7th December sale is a magnificent comprehensive collection that we hope you will enjoy, including a video presentation.

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Lot Number: 3258
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 650 - 750
  • Currency guide (USD): 826 - 953
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Lot Number: 3259
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 170 - 190
  • Currency guide (USD): 216 - 241
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Lot Number: 3260
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 64 - 76
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Lot Number: 3261
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 160
  • Currency guide (USD): 191 - 203
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Lot Number: 1085
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 44 - 51
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Lot Number: 1086
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 25 - 30
  • Currency guide (USD): 32 - 38
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Lot Number: 1087
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 44 - 51
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Lot Number: 3262
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 65 - 70
  • Currency guide (USD): 83 - 89
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Lot Number: 1088
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 35
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 44
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Lot Number: 7572
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 220 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 279 - 318
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Lot Number: 1089
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 44 - 51
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Lot Number: 1090
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 44 - 51
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Lot Number: 1091
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 44 - 51
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Lot Number: 7573
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 90 - 100
  • Currency guide (USD): 114 - 127
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Lot Number: 3263
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 90 - 100
  • Currency guide (USD): 114 - 127
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Lot Number: 1092
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 64 - 76
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Lot Number: 1093
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 35
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 44
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Lot Number: 1094
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 35
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 44
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Lot Number: 3264
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 80 - 100
  • Currency guide (USD): 102 - 127
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Lot Number: 1096
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 32
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 41
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Lot Number: 1095
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 32
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 41
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Lot Number: 1097
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 64 - 76
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Lot Number: 1098
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 32
  • Currency guide (USD): 38 - 41
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Lot Number: 7574
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 64 - 76
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Lot Number: 1099
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 28 - 30
  • Currency guide (USD): 36 - 38
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