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Here are eighteen different
blocks of definitive stamps (72 stamps total) that were issued in 1992, with each block
having a beautiful perfectly centered lovely cancel dating to the actual first
day of issue! All stamps are original gum and never hinged, having never
been postally used.
This was a fascinating time in
Russian history, being the first definitives issued after independence at the
end of 1991, and with inflation starting to rage. This can be seen from
the huge range of values in this partial set, ranging from a low of 10k to a
high of 500R (that is 5000 times more than 10k - all within the same
year). The particular stamps offered here are not the full set of
definitives, and are listed in Scott as 6060, 6060A, 6061-&, 6067A, 6068,
6068A, 6069, 6070, 6111, 6114, 6119 and 6121.
Of particular note are the last
two stamps, the 250R 6119 and the 500R 6121. This latter stamp is given
the second highest valuation by Scott of any stamp issued since independence
($13 M, $9.50 used) and the 250R is also given a very high value. Frankly
the idea of these definitives having such a high value seems extraordinary, and
I guess that what happened is with inflation happening at such a rapid rate,
these two stamps got very little use before the postal rates changed and they no
longer matched any rates.
Scott values these stamps, using
their used category, at a total value of $19.15, and I wouldn't mind betting that a premium should be
added for these lovely stamps in such excellent condition and with their special
However, they can be yours for
only $4.50 - less than one quarter of regular catalog price.
Asking price - $4.50
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