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Lots 1132 - 1158,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
1132 **   635
1938, 20th Anniversary of the Red Army, 1r black and red, printed on thick yellowish paper, unfolded vertical gutter block of four, post office fresh quality item, full OG (couple minute wrinkles as always), NH, VF
1133 **   635, var
1938, 20th Anniversary of the Red Army, 1r black and red, printed on ordinary white paper, unfolded right part of a sheet (block of 50), stamp on position 30 with white spot in front of "1918" along with other plating varieties, full OG, NH, VF
1134    636-39
1938, First Trans-Atlantic Flight, 10k-50k, complete set of four, used on cover from Moscow to USA, tied by Moscow "26.5.38" ds, no arrival marking, VF
1135 **   666-77
1938, Views of Crimea and Caucasus, 5k-1r, complete set of 12, unfolded blocks of four, most with sheet margins, nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
1136  666 var
1938, View of Yalta, 5k brown, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, neatly cancelled, VF
1137 **   675a
1938, View of Gurzuf, 50k green, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, absolutely flawless condition, full OG, NH, VF and rare perforation error
1138  706 var
1939, View of Gorky Street in Moscow, 10k brown on orange network, printed on ordinary instead of chalk- surfaced paper, nicely centered and fresh, full OG, LH, VF, a common stamp is included
1139    718-20
1939, Non-Stop Flight to the Far East, 15k-60k, complete set of three in vertical pairs, used together with View of Moscow 10k brown on large size registered cover from Moscow to USA, arrival ds on reverse, vertical fold away from the stamps, F/VF (website photo)
1140 **   721-23
1939, Taras Shevchenko, 15k, 30k and 60k, complete set of three, unfolded blocks of four, 30k with top right corner sheet margin, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
1141    728 var
1939, specially produced Agriculture Exhibition envelope, sent by registered mail in Moscow, franked by two values, in addition bearing inside Exhibition Emblem stamp of 30k orange with perforation L12 1/2, all tied by special Venue date stamp "New Achievements in the Countryside", postmarked on arrival, flap opened for display, VF and a spectacular piece with very scarce cancellation
1142 **   743, a
1939, definitive issue, black surcharge 30k on farm worker 4k claret, two unfolded blocks of four printed on watermarked and unwatermarked paper, first one with bottom right corner margin, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
1143  758 var
1939, Mikhail Lermontov, 30k dark green and black, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, hinged, VF
1144 **   803-797/800-799
1940, All-Union Agriculture Exhibition, 30k multicolored, unfolded se-tenant block of 16, containing four different stamps in blocks of four, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
1145 **   807-08
1940, All-Union Agriculture Exhibition, Kazakh and Karelian Finnish Pavilions, 30k multicolored, horizontal se-tenant pair with gutter in the middle, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
1146    817-23
1941, Industrialization, 10k-1r, complete set of seven, used on registered flown cover from Riga to Copenhagen, tied Riga "10.2.41" date stamp, German censorship marking, arrived to Copenhagen on 24.2.41, VF
1147 **   822 var
1941, Automobiles, 60k brown, perforation L12 1/2, unfolded block of four, bottom right stamp has very little toned spot at the bottom, otherwise full OG, NH, VF
1148  833 var
1941, Alexander Suvorov, 15k carmine rose, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, LH, VF
1149 **   859
1941, People's Militia, 30k blue, unfolded top sheet margin block of six (2x3), minor offset on reverse, nice and fresh item, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $1,800++
1150 **   860-66
1942, War Heroes, 20k-2r, complete set of six, complete set of six, mostly marginal unfolded blocks of four, some gum waves as typical for side stamps of that period, full OG, NH, VF
1151 */U   863/69 var
1942-43, War Heroes and Battle Scenes, four fantails (margin single imperforated at edge side), two mint with full or part of OG or neatly cancelled, VF, SC. v. 49,000P
1152 **   871 var
1943, Defense of Leningrad, 60k black blue, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
1153 **   909-10
1944, Ivan Turgenev, 30k gray green and 60k violet, complete set in unfolded top right corner sheet margin blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $500 as singles
1154  911
1944, Battle at Stalingrad, trial printing of 30k brown and red with added gold color, full OG, LH, VF and very scarce
1155  911 var
1944, Battle at Stalingrad, 30k brown and red, two postally used values with red color significantly shifted, mostly VF, a common CTO stamp is added for comparison
1156  921
1944, Day of the United Nations, trial printing of 60k black, red and blue with added gold color, CTO with full OG, VF and scarce
1157 **   969 var
1945, Victory at Stalingrad, 3r gray brown and red, horizontal pair with red color is strongly shifted to the left, full OG, NH, VF
1158 **   987a
1945, Academy of Sciences, 30k blue violet, left sheet margin horizontal pair, imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF