Russia

1969 One "I.A. Krilov" Russian stamp and cover with a rare special cancellation on Feb. 13, '59, the two hundredth anniversary of Krylov's birth. $2.25 from Vladislav Pronin, Brooklyn, through Ebay, March, '99. Extra copy for $.95 from Edward Bubis, Ipswich, MA, Sept., '00.

The stamp itself shows a colored head-and-shoulders portrait of Krylov and gives his dates (1769-1844). The envelope shows the full statue of him standing with arms crossed behind his back. My, the things one finds on Ebay!

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1983  Russian cover with original stamp dedicated to Ivan A. Krylov.  $5 from Vladislav Pronin, Brooklyn, through Ebay, Oct., '99.

The printed stamp shows animals around the name of Krylov and notes that it is 225 years since Krylov's birth in 1769.  The value of the stamp is 5 Kopeks.  On the left of the envelope is a lovely colored oval bust portrait of Krylov.

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