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Lots 1042 - 1048,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
275.00 
 
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
350.00 
 
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
350.00 
 
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
375.00 
 
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"
275.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
240.00