1993 Blocks with First Day Cancels

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Thirteen different issues, 50 stamps


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Here are thirteen different blocks of stamps (50 stamps total) that were issued in 1993, 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.

Stamps are two complete sets (Scott 6175-7 and 6184-91) and two single issues (6182 and 6183).

It is interesting to see increasing commercialism in these stamp issues - there is little Russian reason to issue a stamp with a koala on it, for example!

Note that the triangular "Happy New Year" stamp has its cancel shown over two stamps and so this is a block of two rather than a block of four.

These stamps were issued during one of the inflationary periods in Russian history, and as you can see, they span a wide range of values from 25 rubles up to 250 rubles.

Scott values these stamps in used form at a total of $13.70 and I wouldn't mind betting that a premium should be added for these lovely stamps in such excellent condition and with their special cancels.

However, they can be yours for only $3.25 - less than one quarter of regular catalog price.

Asking price - $3.25

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