Result list 1 April 2017

The results of our April sale will be available here on April 2.

Lotnumber: 901
Bond of $10. Serie A. multicolour. No 884. Issued by the Carpathian-Russian soviet of America, 1921. The Carpathian-Russians settled in the Ruthenia region, today in Ukraine, but on the border of Slovakia. Ruled by Austria until the end of WW1, it became part of the new Czechoslovakia, then afterWW2 was taken over by the Soviet Union. We find no record of this soviet in 1921, doubtless wishing to break away from Czech rule and become a 'Russian' state, in the communist Soviet Union. Very decorative bond, with large vignettes of a mountain river, a man and woman breaking the chains on a lion, and the region coat-of-arms, showing a lion. Many Ruthenians immigrated to America, and this bond was part of a loan raised by the community in America. Interestingly, the text on the bond is written in the language of the Carpathian Russians, which is a mixture of languages, nearest to Ukrainian, but with bits of Polish, Slovak and much else. Extremely rare.
Date: 1921
Quality: EF
Startprice: € 300