Here is a lovely tri-fold
presentation folder made out of light cardboard that contains a 1986
mini/souvenir sheet (Scott 5523) featuring former Royal Palaces in St Petersburg
that have now been transformed into museums.
When originally printed, St
Petersburg was still known as Leningrad, so they have added a slip-over wrapper
piece (that I show at the bottom of the cover) to give some history of the name
change as a bonus. Although the piece was printed in Russia, all writing is in
English. A bit of the history and background of each of the five palaces is
This is all the more interesting
as it shows an attempt at "marketing" and actively adding value to the
stamps themselves - quite an amazing concept in Soviet Russia!
(Note that the scans are limited
by the size of my scanner's scanning area so I can't easily show you the entire
piece and its full size sides).
I hope you’ll agree this is a
lovely piece that adds considerable value and interest to the stamps alone. The
stamps are mint and never hinged. Scott suggests the stamps are worth $3
by themselves, surely the presentation folder must at least double the total
value? What do you think?
I bought the entire stock of
these in the one shop in St Petersburg that was selling them a year or two
ago. The "entire stock" was only 15, so they truly are
rare. I'm willing to sell the few that I have remaining for the price of
the stamps alone.
Asking price - $3.00
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to send me an email if you'd like to buy this lot.