Vol. 24: Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic 1918-23 - The Dr. Wolfgang Leupold Collection

Article number:356
69,00 €

Dr. Wolfgang Leupold shows an almost inexhaustible variety of stamps of the R.S.F.S.R in his collection; old stamps were overprinted, perforations were changed, different types of paper and watermarks, stamps withdrawn soon after their issue and replaced by others, pre-revolutionary stamps used again - partly with overprints due to inflation, also essays and proofs often come on the market. A civil war from early 1918 until 1921 shaped the lives of people in the fledgling R.S.F.S.R. And so it was that the first stamps of the R.S.F.S.R. were issued in late 1921 at the end of the civil war, nearly four years after the establishment of the state. Ordinary stamp issues were immediately supplemented with many commemorative stamps, hunger tax stamps for the victims of the 1921 drought as well as charity stamps, the famous consular stamps and even exchange stamps for controlling the export of postage stamps that was a state monopoly. All of this defines the field of activity of Dr. Wolfgang Leupold, who represents in his collection this incredible postal-political muddle on the basis of stamps, covers and specialities and who has put together the most important collection of this area.

160 pages, of which 129 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German