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Lots 1006 - 1038,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
1006  181/86
1921, 2nd definitive issue, 100r orange, 200r pale yellow brown, 250r violet, 300r green and 1000r carmine, set of five forgeries, litho printing on imitation of ordinary paper with smooth slightly yellowish gum, one NH (1000r)others hinged, VF and very scarce set
140.00 
 
1007 (*)   184b var
1921, 300r green, printed on thin paper, "ghost" double impression, horizontal strip of six with gutter in the middle, unused, no gum, VF
70.00 
 
1008 **   201 var
1922, strongly shifted to the right black diagonal surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, basic stamp of typo printing on ordinary paper, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
95.00 
 
1009 **/*   201 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 7500r on 250r violet on ordinary paper, horizontal pair with inverted surcharge, a single with double surcharge and block of four with horizontal surcharge, full OG, NH or LH (2), VF
90.00 
 
1010 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, basic stamp is typo printing on ordinary paper, top left corner sheet margin block of four, slight gum waves, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
1011 **   219 var
1922-23, typo "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown lilac and green, bottom sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, a common stamp was issued with litho surcharge
350.00 
 
1012  221 var
1922-23, triple (one inverted) litho "Star" surcharge 100r on 15k brown lilac and blue, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce
95.00 
 
1013  230
1922, definitive issue, two imperforated essays of worker 3r in blue, printed on white and cream paper, unissued denomination, this design was used for 10r stamp, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1014  240b var
1923, peasant 5r blue, imperforated single with open pre-printing paper fold (L'accordeon) variety, full OG, LH, VF, SC #0111 var
70.00 
 
1015  241A
1923, definitive issue, two perforated and two imperforated trial color proofs of soldier 20r in violet black and dark gray, full OG, NH (2) or LH, VF, C.v. $800
190.00 
 
1016   Mi P21.II

Postal Stationery Items

1929, unsevered stationery reply card (single line inscription at the bottom) 3k+3k red, uprated by four values and sent from Kazan to Geneva, violet boxed "Вынуто из Почтового Ящика"(Removed from a mail box), arrival ds, VF
95.00 
 
1017    

Group of Advertising Stationery Envelopes

1926-47, 34 items, including 7 unused and 27 used, showing various advertising messages on front and reverse about fast delivery of correspondences, banking services, Revolutionaries' Aid Association and etc., approximately 10 items faulted, others are in nice collectible condition, F/VF
425.00 
 
1018    

Errors Selection

1940-56, four envelopes and one postcard, envelope Moscow Kremlin 60k has security lining printed on both sides and with mirrored impression of Arms and stamp inside, air mail envelope1r has no word "AVIA"and with wrong laying-out as three other pieces, minor soiling mentioned, still F/VF and rarely offered items
425.00 
 
1019    
1988, two illustrated stationery postcards (Fall Bouquet) of 4k black with double impression, one of which has second impression inverted, both are unused, VF, a common card is included
130.00 
 
1020  1931
1957, Georgi Plekhanov, die proof of 40k in black, printed on white paper, size 118x117mm, signed by artist (Dubassov) and engraver (Mikheyev) at the bottom, slight folds at left and minor marginal thin on margin, otherwise excellent quality item, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare item, V. Liapine certificate
950.00 
 
1021  1996
1957, Vladimir Lenin, die proof of 40k in dark carmine, printed on white paper, size 44x55mm, excellent quality, no gum as produced, VF, V. Liapine certificate stated "...this item is a big philatelic rarity"
700.00 
 
1022  1996
1957, Vladimir Lenin, die proof of 40k in blue, printed on white paper, size 122x98mm, signed by artist Dubassov at the bottom, excellent quality, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
700.00 
 
1023  2124
1958, Lenin Square in Stalinabad (now Dushanbe), die proof of 40k in greenish black on white paper, size 116x67mm, three different Goznak officials signatures (two on reverse), traces of correcting paper removal on the face, no thins or hidden defects, no gum as produced, F/VF and extremely rare, V. Liapine certificate
375.00 
 
1024  2125
1958, Prospect Rustaveli in Tbilisi, die proof of 40k in dark carmine on white paper, size 100x60mm, no gum as produced, VF, V. Liapine certificate stated "...extremely rare item, the only example is known to me"
700.00 
 
1025  2127
1958, University Square in Frunze (now Bishkek), die proof of 40k in greenish black on white paper, size 169x104mm, signed by engraver Mokrousov and two officials, Goznak seal at the bottom right, minimal paper wrinkles at the bottom, a beautiful piece, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
700.00 
 
1026  2128
1958, View of Yerevan, die proof of central design without "1958" at bottom right corner in myrtle green, printed on white paper, size 80x77mm, design engraver Mayorova, mounted on Goznak presentation card, fresh, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare item, V. Liapine certificate
700.00 
 
1027  2131
1958, Round Square in Minsk, die proof of 40k in greenish black on white paper, size 165x118mm, signed by engraver Mayorova and two officials, Goznak seal at the top left, minimal paper wrinkles at the top, nice quality otherwise, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
700.00 
 
1028  2288
1958, definitive issue, die proof of steel worker 60k in black, printed on white paper, size 29x55mm, no gum as produced, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate
700.00 
 
1029  
1959, Novodevichy Convent, die proof of unissued design with no value indicated in black, engraved design on white paper, size 47x57mm, slight traces of correcting paper removal at corners, still nice condition, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, only a few such proofs are in existence. Issue of the stamp had been blocked by Khrushchev as a religious propaganda, V. Liapine certificate
2400.00 
 
1030  2338
1961, Abkhazian Autonomous Republic, View of Sukhumi, die proof of 4k in brownish carmine, printed on white paper, size 102x76mm, official signature at the bottom, tiny blue spot at the top margin, a beautiful item, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1031  2339
1961, Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Republic, View of Nalchik, die proof of 4k in violet black, printed on white paper, size 105x75mm, official signature at the bottom, perfect condition, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1032  2340
1961, Buriat Autonomous Republic, View of Ulan-Ude, die proof of 4k in brownish carmine, printed on white paper, size 100x78mm, official signature at the bottom, tiny natural paper inclusion at the top, fresh and nice otherwise, no gum as produced, VF, V. Liapine certificate stated "...such proofs usually produced in solitary examples"
550.00 
 
1033  2341
1961, Komi Autonomous Republic, View of Syktyvkar, die proof of 4k in black violet, printed on white paper, size 110x80mm, official signature Goznak violet seal at the bottom, astonishing condition, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1034  2344
1961, Bashkir Autonomous Republic, View of Ufa, die proof of 4k in brownish carmine, printed on white paper, size 84x62mm, official signature at the bottom, flawless condition, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1035  2444
1961, definitive issue, Moscow Kremlin and Earth Orbit, die proof of engraved design for 6k in black, printed on special Goznak paper, size 90x54mm, slight paper wave at right, perfect quality otherwise, VF and extremely rare, issued stamp had been produced by intaglio printing, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1036  2448
1961, definitive issue, Airplane over Power Station and Earth Orbit, sunken die proof of engraved design for 16k in olive black, printed on special Goznak paper, size 100x55mm, VF and extremely rare, issued stamp had been produced by intaglio printing, V. Liapine certificate
550.00 
 
1037  2485
1961, definitive issue, Vladimir Lenin, plate proof of 20k in brown black, perforated at three sides with L12 1/4, microprint of "1961" at right of Lenin's head, design is close to stamp of 40k issued in 1959, but in fact that is proof of 50k value issued in 1961 (artist of both issues P. Vassilyev), full OG, NH, VF and scarce, the similar proof is shown in the A. Pevzner Monograph (page 234 ), Raritan Stamps guarantee
140.00 
 
1038  2493
1961, Vissarion Belinsky, die proof in black of portrait in frame and text (engraved part of the design), printed on special Goznak paper, size 61x83mm, a beautiful piece, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
375.00