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Lots 103 - 176,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #76, February 03, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
103  266-70, 271-75
1931, Airships, 10k-1r, imperforated and perforated (all L12 1/2) complete sets of five, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, Scott #C15-19, C20-24
140.00 
 
104  276
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, left sheet margin single, excellent centering, full OG, VLH (appearing NH), VF, Scott #C23a
250.00 
 
105 **   286-89, 290A-93A
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", imperforated and perforated (comb 12x12 1/2) complete sets of four, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #C26-29, C30-33
250.00 
 
106 **   290-93, A
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", two perforated complete sets of four, line and comb perforation respectively, full OG, NH, F/VF, Scott #C30-33, a
300.00 
 
107 **   290 var
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k lilac, perforation L12 1/2, top right corner margin vertical pair printed on paper without watermark Borders and Rosettes, full OG, NH, VF and probably unique pair, N. Mandrovski certificate
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4750.00 
 
108    286-89
1931, North Pole Zeppelin Flight card and cover to Friedrichshafen, each one franked by two imperforated values of Ice-Breaker "Malygin" issue, red confirmation cachet, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
150.00 
 
109 **   294-96
1932, Postal Transports, 5k-80k, complete set of three, stamp of 5k in right sheet margin pair with a spectacular perforation shift (trivial gum creases), others are post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #E1-3
90.00 
 
110 **   297-98, A
1932, International Polar Year, 50k carmine and 1r green, two complete sets of two, including 50k with different intensity of background and 1r with perforation 12 1/2 and 10 1/2, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #C34-35, var
210.00 
 
111 **   297A
1932, International Polar Year, 50k carmine, perforation L10 1/2, left sheet margin single, the presented stamp with high probability the best preserved example, minimal gum creases, bright and fresh full original gum, apparently NH, VF and one of the most rare perforation varieties of the Soviet Union, a great rarity of the Worldwide Air Mail, Scott #C34a, Raritan Stamps guarantee
7000.00 
 
112    297-98
1932, Franz Josef Land Flight card and cover from Arkhangelsk to Germany, franked by International Polar Year stamps of 50k and 1r respectively, triangle confirmation marking, Berlin arrival ds, VF
100.00 
 
113 **   299-300, 299 Pa
1932-33, Maxim Gorki, 15k brown and 35k blue, perforated complete set of two, imperforated single of 15k with nice margins and 35k with broken plate (white line on Gorki's ear) variety, all with full OG, NH, VF, Scott $470-71, 470a
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160.00 
 
114 **   301, var
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray, engraved printing, perforation 12 1/2, three sheet margin blocks of four, two printed on creamy paper, one - on white paper, different size of stamps, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #C25 var
150.00 
 
115 **/U   301, A, B
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray, engraved printing, three stamps with perforation 12 1/2, all different sizes, stamp with perforation 14 and stamp with perforation 10 1/2, the last one is neatly cancelled, all others with full OG, NH, VF, Scott #C25, a, b
100.00 
 
116 **   302-08, var
1932-33, 15th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 3k- 35k, complete set of 11 with additional shades of 3k, 5k, 15k and 20k, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #472-78, var
160.00 
 
117  304 Ka
1932, 15th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 10k blue with a dot in front of "1932" variety, full OG, trace of hinge, VF
70.00 
 
118 **   310-11, 311A
1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, 15k black brown and 35k ultra, complete set of two with perforation 12 1/2, in addition 35k with perforation 10 1/2, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #485-86, A
100.00 
 
119  311
1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, two perforated trial color proofs of 35k in gray and rose, perforation 11 1/2, removed from a presentation cardboard with partial text at the bottom in red, fresh condition, no gum, VF and rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee for the proof in rose
2000.00 
 
120 **   SB1
1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, souvenir sheet of four, printed on thin cardboard, size 169x119mm, extremely fresh, full original gum, which was officially placed on sheets intended for export purposes, NH, VF and very scarce in this sound condition, only 500 examples of these sheets were printed, many of those were destroyed, Scott #485-86 fn, Raritan Stamps guarantee
7500.00 
 
121  SB1
1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, souvenir sheet of four, printed on thin cardboard, size 169x119mm, slight overall foxing, full original gum (officially placed on sheets supposed for export), very light traces of hinge, mostly VF
3750.00 
 
122 **   312-14, 312w-13w
1933, Karl Marx, 3k-35k, two complete sets of three, one of which has 3k and 10k with horizontal position of watermark, first one is scarce, all others have vertical watermark, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #480-82, var
240.00 
 
123 **   315-16, 315w
1933, Leningrad Philatelic Exhibition, red surcharges 30k on 15k and 70k on 35k, complete set of two, in addition 30k/15k with horizontal watermark, full OG, NH, VF
210.00 
 
124  315 Ka, 316 Kb
1933, Leningrad Philatelic Exhibition, red surcharges 30k on 15k and 70k on 35k, first one without a dot after "1933", the other one with a dot instead of comma after Leningrad varieties, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
200.00 
 
125 **   317-37
1933, Ethnographic issue, 1k-35k, complete set of 21, nice and fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, mostly VF and scarce in sound condition, Scott #489-509
350.00 
 
126  331
1933, Armenians, perforated trial color proof of 15k in dark blue, perforation 11 1/2, removed from a presentation cardboard with partial text at the bottom in red, gummed, fresh, VF and scarce
950.00 
 
127  331
1933, Armenians, perforated trial color proof of 15k in gray black, perforation 11 1/2, removed from a presentation cardboard with an initial in red, gummed, fresh and VF
950.00 
 
128  334
1933, Tadzhiks, perforated trial color proof of 15k in olive green, perforation 11 1/2, removed from a presentation cardboard with part of letter "T" at the bottom in red, nicely gummed, VF
950.00 
 
129  334
1933, Tadzhiks, perforated trial color proof of 15k in brown black, perforation 11 1/2, removed from a presentation cardboard with an initial at the bottom in red, gummed, VF and scarce
950.00 
 
130 **   338-40
1933, Revolutionaries, 1k-5k, complete set of three, in addition stamp of 5k with a brown spot on Coat of Arms, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #514-16, var
100.00 
 
131  340 var
1933, Moisei Uritsky, (5k) brown, right part of the design is missing variety, CTO with full OG, VF and a spectacular piece
90.00 
 
132  341-43, var
1933, Stratostat "USSR 1", 5k-20k, two complete sets of three differ by color shades, full OG, LH or hinged, VF, Scott #C37-39
140.00 
 
133  344A
1933, Order of the Red Banner, 20k brown black, yellow and red, trial printing with perforation 9 1/2, beautiful stamp, full OG, light trace of hinge, VF and rare, L. Melnikov certificate, Scott #518 fn
1400.00 
 
134 **   345-49
1933, Baku Commissars, 4k-40k, complete set of five, usual uneven gum, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #519-23
140.00 
 
135  345-49, 347 var
1933, Baku Commissars, 4k-40k, complete set of five, in addition stamp of 20k with misplaced vertical perforation, full OG, mainly LH, VF
95.00 
 
136  347A
1933, Baku Commissars, 20k purple, perforation 14x14x10 1/2x14, bottom right corner sheet margin single, full OG, hinged, VF and a gorgeous stamp, N. Mandrovski certificate
475.00 
 
137  347
1933, Baku Commissars, perforated trial color proof of 20k in brown, perforation 13 3/4, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, which is scarce, LH, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate
700.00 
 
138  348
1933, Baku Commissars, 35k ultramarine, the "key" value of the set, red handstamped overprint "Specimen" posted by British Commonwealth Postal Administration, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
190.00 
 
139  349 Pc
1933, Baku Commissars, 40k carmine, left sheet margin example, imperforated on the left, CTO with full OG, VF
240.00 
 
140 **   350-54
1934, Civil Aviation, 5k-80k, complete set of five, printed on paper without watermark, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #C45-49
300.00 
 
141  351 Pc
1934, Civil Aviation, 10k green, printed on paper without watermark, right sheet margin horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, CTO with original gum (hinged), VF, Scott #C46a
325.00 
 
142  350-54, 355-59
1934, Civil Aviation, 5k-80k, two complete sets of five, printed on unwatermarked or watermarked paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, Scott #C40-44, C45-49
240.00 
 
143 **   360-64, 365-66
1934, Lenin Mausoleum and Ivan Fedorov, two complete sets of five and two respectively, 15k stamp of the first set printed on "cotton" paper, very well centered, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #524-28, 529-30
150.00 
 
144 **   360Pa-61Pa
1934, Lenin Mausoleum, 5k brown and 10k slate blue, imperforated complete set of two in horizontal or vertical pairs, first one with enlarged margin at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #524a-25a
1100.00 
 
145 **   365-66, Pa
1934, Ivan Fedorov, 20k carmine and 40k slate blue, perforated and imperforated complete sets of two, the last one with right margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #529-30, a
800.00 
 
146 **   367-68
1934, Sverdlov and Nogin, 10k ultramarine and 15k red, complete set of two, nice centering, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #531-32
200.00 
 
147 **   369-72
1934, Dmitry Mendeleyev, 5k-20k, complete set of four, all with sheet margins, minor usual gum waves, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #536-39
220.00 
 
148  373-75, 373A
1934, the Stratosphere Disaster, 5k-20k, complete set of three, all with margins, in addition 5k with perforation 14, full OG, set is VLH (appears NH) or previously hinged, VF, Scott #C50-52, C50a
95.00 
 
149  0374A
1934, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, perforation 14, neat Kazan CTO as always, full OG (trace of hinge), VF and very rare, L. Melnikov certificate, Scott #C51a
1400.00 
 
150 **   376-80
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, all with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, completely flawless unit, full OG, NH, VF and scarce in sound condition, Scott #C53-57
475.00 
 
151 **   376-80 var
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, 15k, 20k and 30k with vertical position of watermark, pin-point natural inclusion on 15k, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
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450.00 
 
152  376-80
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, full OG, previously hinged, mostly VF, Scott #C53-57
140.00 
 
153 **   381-86
1934, First Decade without Lenin, 1k-30k, complete set of six, nice and choice, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #540-45
250.00 
 
154  385, var
1934, First Decade without Lenin, 20k orange and ultramarine, horizontal pair, left stamp with a blue spot on the flag at left, full OG, VLH, VF
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95.00 
 
155 **   387-91
1934, Anti-War Propaganda issue, 5k-35k, complete set of five, full OG, NH, F/VF, Scott #546-50
375.00 
 
156  389
1934, Anti-War Propaganda issue, perforated trial color proof of 15k in gray black, perforation 10 1/2, fresh quality, gummed, VF
700.00 
 
157  390
1935, Anti-War Propaganda issue, trial color proof of 20k in green with design of 35k stamp, perforation 10 1/2, fresh, gummed, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate
700.00 
 
158 **   392-401
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, 1k-50k, complete set of ten, nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF and seldom offered in such premium quality, Scott #C58-67
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1100.00 
 
159  392-401
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, 1k-50k, complete set of ten, full OG, very light traces of hinge, most of stamps look as NH, VF
350.00 
 
160 **   402-05
1935, Moscow Subway, 5k-20k, complete set of four, stamp of 15k with blue offset on gum side, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #551-54
200.00 
 
161 **   404 Pb
1935, Moscow Subway, 15k carmine, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, NH, fine and scarce
475.00 
 
162 **   406-15
1935, Moscow Spartacist Games, 1k-40k, complete set of ten, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #559-68
325.00 
 
163  406-15
1935, Moscow Spartacist Games, 1k-40k, complete set of ten, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
100.00 
 
164 **   414 var
1935, Hurdling, 35k ultramarine and black brown, one of the "key" values of the set, blue color went through porous paper, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
165  418 var
1935, Friedrich Engels, 15k dark ultra, white stroke between "9" and "3" in "1935", full OG, previously hinged, VF
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95.00 
 
166 **   420
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 21, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Scott #C68
475.00 
 
167 **   420 Ka
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, small "f" variety, position 7 of 25-stamp setting, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Scott #C68b
800.00 
 
168 **   421-24
1935, Iranian Arts, 5k-35k, complete set of four, in addition 35k with broken third "C" in "CCCP" variety, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #569-72
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140.00 
 
169  425-28
1935, Mikhail Kalinin, 3k-20k, six complete sets of perforated trial color proofs in red lilac, blue black, red, brown, green and violet, all existing colors, the total is 24 pieces, 22 of which with perforation 13 3/4 and 2 -perforation 10 1/2, nice quality, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare group, Scott #573-76
14000.00 
 
170  429 Pa
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 3k green black and lilac, horizontal imperforated pair, enlarged margins, full OG, LH, VF and extremely rare, just a few imperforated pairs are known, N. Mandrovski certificate, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Scott #577 imp
3750.00 
 
171  429 Pd
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 3k green black and lilac, perforation 14, right sheet margin vertical pair imperforated between stamps, CTO with full OG, VF, Scott #577 var
140.00 
 
172 **   429A-30A
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 3k and 10k, perforation 11, bottom sheet margin blocks of four, watermark "1" on margin, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #577a-78a
140.00 
 
173  431A Pf
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 20k green and black brown, perforation 11, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, neatly cancelled, VF
190.00 
 
174  432Pa-34Pa
1935, Revolutionaries, 2k-40k, imperforated complete set of three, all with sheet margins, full OG, LH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Scott #580-82 imp
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1000.00 
 
175 **   433 Pa
1935, Nikolai Bauman, 4k brown lilac, imperforated block of four, insignificant gum waves, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #581 imp
240.00 
 
176 */U   

Balance of 1930-35 Issues

1930-35, 620 mostly mint stamps (approximately 15% - CTO), representing all issues for the period with modest duplication, numerous plate, perforation and watermark varieties, fresh condition overall, full/large part of OG or unused, expertly regummed (about 25%), some inexpensive MNH sets and singles, F/VF, C.v. 1,100,000 rub=US$18,800
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3750.00