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Postage Stamps for Collections, for sale here [partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 723
Category: Events
Poster Notes: [Top left box and center box] "KOGIZ Philately"; black postage stamp shows sculpture on the pavilion for the USSR in New York, 1939 and reads, "World’s Fair 30 kopeks USSR MAIL".
Media Size: 18x13
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: c.1940
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 18
Glavlit Directory Number: L 54997
Catalog Notes: PP 723 Events b
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Printer: State Typography Workshop named for Ivan Fedorov, Leningrad — Государственная типография имени Ивана Федорова, Ленинград
The State Typography Workshop named for Ivan Fedorov was located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) is historically referred to as the first Russian printer. From 1902 to 1918, the printing workshop was owned by Roman Golike and Artur Vil’borg. After being nationalized shortly after the October Revolution, the printer became the 15th State Typogaphy. In 1922, the workshop was assigned to the printing trust of Petropechat', and was named in honor of...
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Publisher: Kogiz (Bookselling Association of the State Publishing House) — Когиз (Книготорговое объединение государственных издательств)
In August 1931, the Central Committee ordered certain publications separated from OGIZ (Association of State Book and Magazine Publications), the state-owned publishing conglomerate of the USSR. As a result of the separation, KOGIZ -- the Bookselling Association of the State Publishing House (Knigotorgovoe ob'edinenie gosudarstvennykh izdatel'stv) was formed. In various USSR republics, local bookselling continued but Kogiz controlled a majority of the nation's retail sales through its chain of book shops in addition to serving as ...
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