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Lots 108 - 204,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #77, March 02, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
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Bid
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
Click here to see enlarged fragment
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
139  349 Pc
1933, Baku Commissars, 40k carmine, left sheet margin example, imperforated on the left, CTO with full OG, VF
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
152  376-80
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, full OG, previously hinged, mostly VF, Scott #C53-57
 
Closed  
153 **   381-86
1934, First Decade without Lenin, 1k-30k, complete set of six, nice and choice, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #540-45
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
155 **   387-91
1934, Anti-War Propaganda issue, 5k-35k, complete set of five, full OG, NH, F/VF, Scott #546-50
 
Closed  
156  389
1934, Anti-War Propaganda issue, perforated trial color proof of 15k in gray black, perforation 10 1/2, fresh quality, gummed, VF
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
161 **   404 Pb
1935, Moscow Subway, 15k carmine, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, NH, fine and scarce
 
Closed  
162 **   406-15
1935, Moscow Spartacist Games, 1k-40k, complete set of ten, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #559-68
 
Closed  
163  406-15
1935, Moscow Spartacist Games, 1k-40k, complete set of ten, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
173  431A Pf
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 20k green and black brown, perforation 11, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, neatly cancelled, VF
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
Closed  
177 **   435-40, A
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 1k-15k, two complete sets of six, perforation 11 and 14 respectively, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #583-88, a
 
Closed  
178  436 Pd
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 2k brown red, perforation 11, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, CTO with full OG, VF
 
Closed  
179  437 Pf
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 3k dark blue, perforation 11, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, CTO with full OG, VF
 
Closed  
180 **   440 Ka, var
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 15k olive brown, perforation 11, two bottom margin singles with watermark "1" on margin, one stamp in addition with complete label at the bottom and "burned cheek" variety, full OG, NH, VF
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Closed  
181 **   436A/40A CP
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 2k, 3k, 5k and 15k, perforation 14, all are printed on porous ("cotton") paper with design shown on reverse, full OG, NH (15k probably VLH), VF
 
Closed  
182  437A var
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 3k dark blue, perforation 14, spectacular plate shift, appears as double impression, neat corner cancellation, fresh VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
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Closed  
183 **   438A var
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 14, right sheet margin horizontal pair, right stamp with "thin sickle" variety, full OG, NH, fine
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Closed  
184 **   438B
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 11x14, left sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
185  438C
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 14x11, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
186  438D
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 11x11x14x14, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
187 **   438E
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 11x11x11x14, top margin single, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
188  438G
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 14x11x14x14, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
189  438I
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 11x11x14x11, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
Closed  
190  NP73
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, perforated trial color proof of rejected design (Nazi's salutation) for 15k in ultramarine, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, LH, VF and extremely rare, ex-S. Shtern Collection
 
Closed  
191  NP73
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, perforated trial color proof of rejected design (Nazi's salutation) for 15k in olive brown (issued color), printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, LH, VF and extremely rare
 
Closed  
192 **   444, var
1936, Nikolai Dobrolyubov, 10k lilac, perforation 11, complete sheet of 100 (10x5+10x5) with horizontal gutter in the middle, representing varieties on positions 19 and 20, watermark "1" at the top margin, folded along the gutter, minor edge flaws possible, fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #589
 
Closed  
193 **   445-49, var
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-80k, two complete sets of five, printed on ordinary grayish or white paper, all with comb perforation, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #590A-94A
 
Closed  
194 **   445-49
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-80k, complete set of five in sheets of 50 (10x5), printed on ordinary paper, representing all existing plate errors, minor perf separation on margin, fresh and unfolded, full OG, NH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
 
Closed  
195 **   445-50 CSP
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-1r, complete set of six, perforation 12 1/4, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #590-95
 
Closed  
196 **   445A-50A CSP
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-1r, complete set of six, perforation 13 3/4x12 1/4, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, 50k and 80k with sheet margins, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #590B-95B
 
Closed  
197 **   445B-50B CSP
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-1r, perforation 11x12 1/4, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, three stamps with sheet margins, full OG, NH, mostly VF, Scott #590C-95C
 
Closed  
198 **   445 CSP var
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k yellow brown, perforation 12 1/2x13 3/4, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
 
Closed  
199 **   445C, 447C CSP
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k and 40k, perforation 11, complete set of two, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, 10k with left sheet margin, it has slightly disturbed gum, fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #590E, 592E
 
Closed  
200 **   445D-447D CSP
1937, Alexander Pushkin, 10k-40k, complete set of three, perforation 13 3/4, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #590D-92D
 
Closed  
201 **   460-67, 465A
1937, Architectural Projects, 3k-50k, complete set of nine, including stamp of 30k with perforation 11, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #597-604, 602a
 
Closed  
202 **   460 Pa
1937, Architectural Projects, 3k brown violet, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #597b
 
Closed  
203  460 Pb
1937, Architectural Projects, 3k brown violet, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, light corner cancellation, VF
 
Closed  
204 **   461 Pa
1937, Architectural Projects, 5k brown red, horizontal imperforated pair, enlarged margins, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Scott #598b
 
Closed