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Lots 1020 - 1060,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
1020  1931

A Fragment of the Die Proofs Collection

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
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sold
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"
sold
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
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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
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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1039  2493
1961, Vissarion Belinsky, sunken die proof in black of engraved portrait only, printed on special Goznak paper, size 92x61mm, official signature at the bottom, VF, V. Liapine certificate stated "...(the item) is an exceptional rarity"
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1040  2493
1961, Vissarion Belinsky, die proof in black of the portrait only, printed on special Goznak paper, size 73x60mm, marginal fold at right edge, still VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1041  2756
1963, Vladimir Mayakovsky, die proof of 4k in black, printed on white paper, size 170x101mm, design engraver Mayorova, official Goznak seal reads: "Строгий Учет" (Strict Record), archival fold at right and slight traces of correcting paper removal, still fresh, close to VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1042  3063
1966, Musa Djalil, Tatar Poet, sunken die proof of engraved design (portrait) in black, produced on white paper, size 87x105mm, design engraver Mokrousov, internal tear at the bottom part of proof, nice and fresh otherwise, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1043  3185
1966, Sergey Kirov, die proof of 4k in indigo, printed on white paper, approximate size 120x82mm, official signature at the bottom, folded in the middle, excellent condition, no gum as produced, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1044  3185
1966, Sergey Kirov, die proof of 4k in indigo, printed on coated light blue paper, approximate size 122x80mm, design engraver Sopronov, folded in the middle, excellent condition, no gum as produced, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1045  3185
1966, Sergey Kirov, die proof of 4k in brown violet, printed on coated light pink paper, approximate size 122x80mm, design engraver Sopronov, folded in the middle, excellent condition, no gum as produced, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1046  3186
1966, Grigory (Sergo) Ordzhonikidze, die proof of 4k in indigo, printed in very light blue toned paper, size 62x85mm, officially signed at the bottom, flawless quality, VF, this die proof is much more rare then rather common plate proof, V. Liapine certificate stated "...the first example of large format proof known to me"
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1047  3197
1966, Wilhelm Pieck, die proof of 6k in black, two versions of the text (normal and bold) at the top and bottom are shown, size 91x71mm, officially signed at foot, vertical fold at left margin, nice quality, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1048  3197
1966, Wilhelm Pieck, die proof of 6k in black violet, size 31x42mm, fresh condition, no gum as produced, VF and rare, ex-S. Stern Collection
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1049  3197
1966, Wilhelm Pieck, die proof of 6k in indigo, size 30x43mm, perfect quality, no gum as produced, VF and rare, ex-S. Stern Collection
sold
1050  3236
1966, Shota Rustaveli, die proof of 4k in indigo, printed on white paper, size 42x51mm, no gum as produced, VF and rare, ex-S. Stern Collection
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1051  3237
1966, "Avtandil at Mountain Spring" by Shota Rustaveli, die proof of 6k in black, printed on white paper, size 34x45mm, no gum as produced, VF and rare, ex-S. Stern Collection
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1052  3237
1966, "Avtandil at Mountain Spring" by Shota Rustaveli, die proof of 6k in brownish black, printed on white paper, size 38x52mm, no gum as produced, VF, ex-S. Stern Collection
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1053  4336
1975, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations, sunken die proof of engraved part of the design for souvenir sheet in black, printed on white chalk-surfaced gummed paper, size 89x112mm, design engraver Mayorova, Goznak official signature and seal "Строгий Учет" (Strict Record) at the bottom left, mounted on a presentation card, full OG, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1054  4357
1975, Mikalojus Ciurlionis, Lithuanian Composer, sunken die proof of engraved part of the design (portrait) in greenish blue, printed on white chalk-surfaced gummed paper, size 88x115mm, Goznak official signature and seal "Строгий Учет" (Strict Record) on reverse, full OG, trace of hinge, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1055  4487
1976, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, die proof of 4k in black, printed on white chalk-surfaced paper, size 88x120mm, Goznak official signature and seal at the bottom right, slight archival folds at foot, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1056  4488
1976, Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, die proof of 4k in brown, printed on white chalk-surfaced paper, size 88x120mm, Goznak official signature and boxed violet seal, slight bottom right corner bend, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1057  4507
1976, Caucasus Flowers, sunken die proof of engraved part of the design for 3k in black, printed on white chalk- surfaced gummed paper, size 120x98mm, design engraver Tkachenko, Goznak official signature with text"Усиленный вариант" (Enhanced Version) and seal at the top right, full OG, trace of hinge, VF, only a handful of such die proofs were produced, V. Liapine certificate
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1058  4508
1976, Caucasus Flowers, sunken die proof of engraved part of the design for 4k in black, printed on white chalk- surfaced gummed paper, size 120x98mm, design engraver Mayorova, Goznak official signature and seal "Строгий Учет" (Strict Record) at the top right, full OG, trace of hinge, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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1059  4521
1976, definitive issue, Airplane and Globe, sunken die proof for 6k in blue, printed on white chalk-surfaced paper, size 90x120mm, design engraver Zotov, Goznak official signature and seal "Строгий Учет"(Strict Record) on reverse, no gum as produced, VF and very rare item from the Postal Archives, V. Liapine certificate
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1060  4522
1976, definitive issue, Order of "The Labor Glory", die proof for 10k in olive green, printed on white chalk- surfaced paper, size 88x119mm, design engraver Tkachenko, Goznak official signature (slightly blurry)and seal on reverse, red crayon soiling on the back, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate
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