posted 10-04-2013 01:17 PM
We have acquired the personal collection of RW Pfau, author of the famous Russian space cover catalogs Vol I-IV.
These covers were in fact used to do the 4 catalogs incl. many reprints which are still considered the #1 reference work on Russian space covers and cancellations.
These special postmarkers issued in conjunction with almost all early Russian space events are official postmarkers with some being among the rarest in the entire USSR philately, sometimes only 50 were made and are not only of interest to space collectors but also general collectors of Russian philately.
Included are such rare cities like Balachica, Magadan, Odessa, Baian Aul.
We have started to offer these this week on eBay and will continue to do so over the next 10 weeks for sure.