The purpose of this part of the website is two-fold - to assist you in identifying stamps (by way of having color scans to compare your stamps to) and to assist you in valuing stamps, whether you be a potential buyer or seller. While there are some limitations on the auction realized price data presented, hopefully it falls closer to the category of "some is better than none" rather than the category of "a little information is a dangerous thing"!
Auctions that sell for 10% more than catalog value have the entry highlighted in this garish red color. It hopefully gives a quick visual indicator of what is "hot" price-wise.
Several of these sections relate to revenue stamps, which generally are not covered in the catalogs, but which are sometimes mixed into lots of stamps, and then leave the collector puzzled and unable to identify the stamps accordingly.
Then there is information on the local or zemstvo issues of Russia prior to the revolution, plus information on some of profusion of confusing issues during the civil war period.
Others are simply "ordinary" stamps chosen semi-randomly from reviewing eBay auctions. In total there are in the order of 150 pages of data, giving you a fairly extensive (but alas not complete) database of material to refer to.
Hopefully these endeavors will occasionally assist, and that the value information may also be approximately indicative of whether you have valuable or ordinary stamps.
I'm adding new realized sales data just about every day, so come back often to check values!
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