Russian Gold Standard 1925

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  1. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member

    I have no knowledge and see prices online for these stamps ranging from a few bucks to thousands.

    What are they worth?

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Best Answer
    From a scan it is not possible to say wether the stamps are from the
    1923,1924 or 1925 prints.
    But assumed they are watermarked,they would be the ones of 1925.
    Catalogue-value would be around $ 200.-,for mint,never hinged.
    However the stamps are evidently hinged,so would value at $ 100.-
    at best.Trade selling price would be around $ 50.- and the buying-price
    would be in the range of $ 25.-,likely less than that.
     
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  3. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

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  4. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member

  5. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Hi Arthur,
    I don't collect Russia or the USSR so what someone would expect to pay for these stamps I haven't the slightest idea. The price list should give you some kind of idea. All stamps of course rise or fall on their condition: centering, gum condition, faults etc. The best thing to do if you plan on selling them is taking them to a dealer or stamp show for an appraisal. Generally at a show dealers are giving free appraisals. Good luck on that, perhaps other members here can give you more insight.
     
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  6. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member

    Thank you, sir.

    :happy:
     
  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Best Answer
    From a scan it is not possible to say wether the stamps are from the
    1923,1924 or 1925 prints.
    But assumed they are watermarked,they would be the ones of 1925.
    Catalogue-value would be around $ 200.-,for mint,never hinged.
    However the stamps are evidently hinged,so would value at $ 100.-
    at best.Trade selling price would be around $ 50.- and the buying-price
    would be in the range of $ 25.-,likely less than that.
     
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  8. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member

    Thank you for that, Werner. What does "hinged" mean? I think I read that these stamps didn't have a watermark - but i could be wrong and I'm honestly not really sure what that means either.

    The page/image linked below says the yellow stamp is very rare and that one sold at auction for $13,100 in 2021. I understand there are many variables but why, briefly in layman's terms, isn't mine worth this much?

    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise.

    https://findyourstampsvalue.com/rarest-stamps/most-valuable-russian-and-soviet-stamps

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  9. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Hi Arthur,
    From your own picture posting it states that most all specimens of the "limonka" stamp are used. A stamp of the value you mention almost always sells with certification. If you believe you possess an example of this stamp, it would be prudent to have it expertized.
     
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Arthur,
    it is correct,that the expensive 15 K (Michel no.253A) is printed on paper with no watermark.
    But that is not the question.If your stamp shows a watermark,than it cannot be 253A,but is Michel no.282,worth about $ 4.-.Again in mint,never hinged condition,catalogue value.
    The "hinges" are the little strips of paper,what connect your stamp with
    the sheet of paper,they stuck on.
    A mint,never hinged stamp should look like as just bought from the post
    office with a perfect gum,without any kind of alterations or damages,
    like hinges cause them f.i.
    If your stamp is un-watermarked,there is still only an extremely remote
    chance that it is the expensive one.
    The cheap version (Michel no.253B) has a rather wide perforation.
    If you compare your stamp with that shown on that little article,you posted,you can see the difference.

    But,as you have close to no knowledge about stamps,I would advise
    you,to look for a direct contact of a slightly advanced collector,
    who should solve your problem with ease.
    I would not send the stamp for expertising,as this will be,most likely,
    much more expensive,than the value of the stamp itself.
     
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  11. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member

    Thank you Hoch,

    I'm assuming by "used" you mean cancelled? Like, with a cancel marking on it? That, it is not.
     
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  12. Arthur Kill

    Arthur Kill New Member


    Thank you Werner. I have NO knowledge about stamps - no "close to" involved. :joyful:

    And yes, I can tell you right-off-the-bat, by counting the chads, that my "lemonka" has he larger perforations. Oh well. There are a LOT of other stamps in this book that range from 1921 to 1935. Maybe another will have some value.

    I'll find an expert close-by and bring them in.

    Thanks so much to all for sharing your expertise. I really appreciate it.
     
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