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Russia, 1922, Nov 4
Derluft Moscow-Konigsberg Service, early registered (red/cream label) air cover to Berlin, bs 'Berlin W/17.11.25/5a' cds, plain buff cover franked verso 1883 14K x8, 1906 5K, 1922 100,000r/250r imperf (first issued Nov 1922), canc Moscow cds, violet special wavy boxed "Mit Luftpost" cachet produced for the Derluft Moscow-Konigsberg Service (see Field 1934, p443). Slight top edge damage verso from rough opening, but not invasive.

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(Russia) Russia to Turkey, early airmail cover  addressed to the British Post Office PO Box 261 Constantinople, franked Russia 1923 5R x4, canc ?'Kyekatepnno/10 9 23' cds,  bs ' ***British Post Office/21 Sp 23/Constantinople' and 'Stamboul/21.9/Arrive' cds's. Also unusual and attractive red/white/black 3R vignette showing illustration of high winged monoplane. A fascinating cover well worth further research. with particular reference to the possible involvement of the one or more of the Ukrainian (Ukrwosduchputj), Russian (Deruluft), and Persian (Junkers Luftverkehr) airlines. See 'The Air Travellers' Guide to Europe', Macmillan N, pub 1929, pp 80-90, 102-106,


The Ukrainian Aviation Society, founded in 1923 in Ukraine (Ukrainian Soviet Republic).

Russia, 1923, Sep 10
Russia to Turkey, early airmail cover addressed to the British Post Office PO Box 261 Constantinople, franked Russia 1923 5R x4, canc ?'Kyekatepnno/10 9 23' cds, bs ' ***British Post Office/21 Sp 23/Constantinople' and 'Stamboul/21.9/Arrive' cds's. Also unusual and attractive red/white/black 3R vignette showing illustration of high winged monoplane. A fascinating cover well worth further research. with particular reference to the possible involvement of the one or more of the Ukrainian (Ukrwosduchputj), Russian (Deruluft), and Persian (Junkers Luftverkehr) airlines. See 'The Air Travellers' Guide to Europe', Macmillan N, pub 1929, pp 80-90, 102-106, The Ukrainian Aviation Society, founded in 1923 in Ukraine (Ukrainian Soviet Republic).

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(Russia) Russia to Colombia early airmail, Leningrad to Cali, 29/10 arrival ds's front and verso, via Berlin C2/3.10.31 and framed Buenaventura 27 Oct 31 transit date stamp, registered  (label) mixed frank airmail cover with 70K Russian stamps canc Leningrad cds, 129c Ecuador stamps and 5c Colombia stamp canc SCADTA'Servicio de Transportes Aereos Cali' cds, red 'Mit Luftpost/Luftpostampt/Berlin C2' staging cachet, green/white SCADTA etiquette. A super item in fine condition.

Russia, 1931, Oct 2
Russia to Colombia early airmail, Leningrad to Cali, 29/10 arrival ds's front and verso, via Berlin C2/3.10.31 and framed Buenaventura 27 Oct 31 transit date stamp, registered (label) mixed frank airmail cover with 70K Russian stamps canc Leningrad cds, 129c Ecuador stamps and 5c Colombia stamp canc SCADTA'Servicio de Transportes Aereos Cali' cds, red 'Mit Luftpost/Luftpostampt/Berlin C2' staging cachet, green/white SCADTA etiquette. A super item in fine condition.

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(Russia) DERLUFT, early airmail cover, Moscow to Berlin, "Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostampt Berlin C2" arrival cachet on front, bs Berlin C L2 12/6/32, grey envelope canc fine strike red 55K machine postmark, purple two line 'Par Avion (in Russian)/Luft Post' hs, black/cream Russian/French airmail etiquette.

Russia, 1932, Jun 11
DERLUFT, early airmail cover, Moscow to Berlin, "Mit Luftpost befordert/Luftpostampt Berlin C2" arrival cachet on front, bs Berlin C L2 12/6/32, grey envelope canc fine strike red 55K machine postmark, purple two line 'Par Avion (in Russian)/Luft Post' hs, black/cream Russian/French airmail etiquette.

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(Russia) Moscow to Philadelphia, bs 13/10, via Berlin 3/10 transit cds, buff cover franked 80k, red Berlin C2 'Luftpost Befordert/Luftpostampt' redciver, uncommon green framed "Par Avion/Jusqu'a Berlin" hs, black framed 'Par Avion' and 'Expres' hs's. Expess label or airmail etiquette missing from rh side.

Russia, 1934, Sep 29
Moscow to Philadelphia, bs 13/10, via Berlin 3/10 transit cds, buff cover franked 80k, red Berlin C2 'Luftpost Befordert/Luftpostampt' redciver, uncommon green framed "Par Avion/Jusqu'a Berlin" hs, black framed 'Par Avion' and 'Expres' hs's. Expess label or airmail etiquette missing from rh side.

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(Russia) Moscow to San Francisco, bs 3/3, registered (hs) cover, 22x15cm, franked 1.45R canc Moscow cds,fine strike Moscow black wavy edge framed "Par Avion jusqu'a Berlin", black/grey airmail etiquette cancelled with blue crayon cross, non invasive closed top edge tear.

Russia, 1935, Feb 16
Moscow to San Francisco, bs 3/3, registered (hs) cover, 22x15cm, franked 1.45R canc Moscow cds,fine strike Moscow black wavy edge framed "Par Avion jusqu'a Berlin", black/grey airmail etiquette cancelled with blue crayon cross, non invasive closed top edge tear.

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(Russia) Kizil to England, bs 2 Au 1937, registered (hs) cover franked 5T 94k, partial pale green/black airmail etiquette. Tuva was an independent state between the wars and, in 1944,  was incorporated into the USSR. It lies at the geographical centre of Asia, in southern Siberia, with Mongolia to the south. Its capital is the city of Kyzyl. A 2 1/2 month transit time may raise doubts about whether it was flown at any stage. Notwithstanding, an interesting cover from an uncommon origin.

Russia, 1937, May 12
Kizil to England, bs 2 Au 1937, registered (hs) cover franked 5T 94k, partial pale green/black airmail etiquette. Tuva was an independent state between the wars and, in 1944, was incorporated into the USSR. It lies at the geographical centre of Asia, in southern Siberia, with Mongolia to the south. Its capital is the city of Kyzyl. A 2 1/2 month transit time may raise doubts about whether it was flown at any stage. Notwithstanding, an interesting cover from an uncommon origin.

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Russia, 1946, Nov 14
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 28/11, via New York 27/11, registered (label) airmail cover franked 3R 50k, large circular violet "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/Mar 14 1947/Duty Free/Toronto, Ont" hs verso. Good routing, Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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(Russia) Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 14/3, via New York 13/3, plain registered (label) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular violet "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/Mar 14 1947/Duty Free/Toronto, Ont" hs verso. Good routing, Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

Russia, 1947, Feb 13
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 14/3, via New York 13/3, plain registered (label) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular violet "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/Mar 14 1947/Duty Free/Toronto, Ont" hs verso. Good routing, Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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(Russia) Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 22/5, via Montreal 21/5, plain registered (label) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular violet "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/21.5.1947/Duty Free/Montreal" hs on front. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

Russia, 1947, May 7
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 22/5, via Montreal 21/5, plain registered (label) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular violet "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/21.5.1947/Duty Free/Montreal" hs on front. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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Russia, 1947, Jul 4
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 8/7, via Montreal 7/7, plain registered (label) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular magenta "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/7.7.1947/Duty Free/Montreal" hs verso. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Montreal. Nice early 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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Russia, 1948, Feb 5
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 9/2, via Montreal, plain registered (hs) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular blue "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/Feb 13 1948/Duty Free/Tronto, Ont" hs verso. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Monreal. Nice 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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(Russia) Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 24/5, via Montreal 23/5, plain registered (hs) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular blue "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/May 25 1948/Duty Free/Tronto, Ont" hs verso. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Monreal. Nice 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

Russia, 1948, May 13
Aeroflot/American Overseas Airlines, Moscow to Canada, bs Toronto 24/5, via Montreal 23/5, plain registered (hs) cover franked 2R 30k, large circular blue "National Revenue Postal Branch/Duty Free/May 25 1948/Duty Free/Tronto, Ont" hs verso. Aeroflot to Stockholm, AOS FAM24 to New York, internal air service to Monreal. Nice 'Post War Bridging the Atlantic' item.

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(Russia) Leningrad to the Belgian Congo, registered (hs) illustrated 40k PSE with attractive franking of additional 2R20 addressed to Luluabourg, bs 3/6, boxed violet ornate 'Par Avion' hs. Scarce origin/destination air cover.

Russia, 1958, May 27
Leningrad to the Belgian Congo, registered (hs) illustrated 40k PSE with attractive franking of additional 2R20 addressed to Luluabourg, bs 3/6, boxed violet ornate 'Par Avion' hs. Scarce origin/destination air cover.

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Russia, 1958, Aug 18
First jet flight, Moscow to New Delhi, arrival ds on front, souvenir cover, special depart ds.

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(Russia) Trans Pacific registered (Moscou 34 hs) etiquette air cover addressed (bilingual) to The Australian Board of Missions, Westgate, NSW, bs 29/1, via Sydney 25/1, franked 28k canc Moscow cds.

Russia, 1963, Jan 14
Trans Pacific registered (Moscou 34 hs) etiquette air cover addressed (bilingual) to The Australian Board of Missions, Westgate, NSW, bs 29/1, via Sydney 25/1, franked 28k canc Moscow cds.

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