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Lots 1149 - 1252,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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++
800.00 
 
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
275.00 
 
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
210.00 
 
1152 **   871 var
1943, Defense of Leningrad, 60k black blue, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
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
200.00 
 
1154  911
1944, Battle at Stalingrad, trial printing of 30k brown and red with added gold color, full OG, LH, VF and very scarce
180.00 
 
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
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
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
100.00 
 
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
160.00 
 
1158 **   987a
1945, Academy of Sciences, 30k blue violet, left sheet margin horizontal pair, imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF
250.00 
 
1159    989-91
1945, Aleksandr Popov, 30k-1r, complete set of three in blocks of four used on registered "Victory Cover" from Moscow to USA, censorship marking on reverse, VF
90.00 
 
1160  998 var
1945, Soviet Fighter "LA 7", 1r vermilion, a single from damaged printing plate with completely blurry text at the top and bottom, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
95.00 
 
1161 **   1022 var
1946, Stalin Victory Medal, 30k orange brown, block of four, each stamp with shifted background within printing process, appearing as double impression, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular piece
Click here to see enlarged fragment
190.00 
 
1162    1059-66
1946, Views of Moscow, 5k-1r, complete set of eight, used on registered cover from Moscow to Paris, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
90.00 
 
1163 **   SC #988
1946, definitive issue, aviator 30k blue, litho printing, intense color and intact perforation, full OG, NH, VF and scarce in premium condition, Raritan Stamps guarantee
800.00 
 
1164 **   1080a var
1947, 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Postage Stamps, 15k black and red, souvenir sheet of four, bottom right stamp with "Bridge to Alaska" variety, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
1165  1082a var
1947, Monetary Reform in the Soviet Union, violet boxed handstamp "Январь 1948 г." at the top margin of souvenir sheet, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, this or similar handstamps were posted on stamps and souvenir sheets in possessions of Post Offices during the reform to avoid misuses
140.00 
 
1166 **   1087 var
1947, Aleksandr Karpinsky, 30k dark green, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1167 **   1098, var
1947, Nikolai Zhukovski, 30k brown black, horizontal pair, right stamp has missing right part of the design, full OG, NH (error stamp), VF
140.00 
 
1168 **   1104-20
1947, Arms of the Soviet Republics, 30k and 1r, complete set of 17, top sheet margin blocks of six (3x2), stamps of 1r in block of four and two singles, full OG, NH, VF
130.00 
 
1169  1107 var
1947, Arms of Byelorussian Republic, 30k olive green, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, CTO with full OG, VF and scarce
275.00 
 
1170 **   1115 var
1947, Arms of Moldavian Republic, 30k dark violet brown, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH, VF
140.00 
 
1171 */U   1115, 1272 var
1947-48, Arms of Moldavian Republic, 30k dark violet brown and 5-Year Plan for Heavy Machinery, 30k purple, both have top sheet margin, imperforated at the top, first one has marginal fold away from the stamp, slightly dried full OG, other one with neat corner cancellation, both are VF
95.00 
 
1172 **   1120 var
1947, Arms of the Soviet Union, 1r multicolored, jointed first and second "C" in the bottom "CCCP" variety, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
1173 **   1125 fn
1947, Moscow Council Building, 30k multicolored, vertical imperforated pair, each stamp with blue color omitted, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
150.00 
 
1174  1144 var
1947, Jubilee of Moscow, 2r multicolored, top sheet margin stamp with label at the bottom, imperforated between stamp and label (perforation trimmed at foot), neat cancellation, VF
140.00 
 
1175 **   1145a
1947, Jubilee of Moscow, 3r multicolored, souvenir sheet of four, type I, appropriate size 141x172mm (these sheets may have slightly different sizes), tiny paper inclusion, post office fresh condition with even full OG, NH, VF
200.00 
 
1176 **   1217 var
1948, farm worker 20k brown, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1177 **   1255 var
1948, Soccer, 30k orange brown, raster vertical diamonds, bottom left corner margin block of four, lower stamps have partial gum omitted as always, otherwise full OG, NH, fine centering of this scarce multiple
600.00 
 
1178 **   1327a imp
1949, Lenin Mausoleum, 1r black and brick red, imperforated souvenir sheet of four, size 175x128mm, nice quality with minimal gum waves and without usual wrinkles, full OG, NH, VF
950.00 
 
1179 **   1360a
1949, Alexander Pushkin, 25k and 40k, souvenir sheet of four, completely flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $200
70.00 
 
1180 ** W  1360a
1949, Alexander Pushkin, 25k and 40k, souvenir sheet of four, ten examples, fresh quality overall, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,000
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550.00 
 
1181    1359-62
1949, 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Pushkin, 25k-1r, set of four values used on registered cover sent in Moscow, tied by commemorating postmark "6.6.49", arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
120.00 
 
1182 **   1382 var
1949, 1st Sports issue, Parachuting, 1r carmine rose, raster vertical diamonds, unfolded block of four, lower right stamp with minute water spot at the bottom perforation, nice quality otherwise, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
1183 **   1392-93, a
1949, 75th Anniversary of the UPU, perforated and imperforated complete sets in blocks of four, both are from original printing, nice and unfolded, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
1184 (*)   1392a var
1949, 75th Anniversary of the UPU, 40k brown orange and indigo, imperforated single with central design strongly misplaced, unused, no gum, VF appearance
150.00 
 
1185 **   SC #1381
1950, definitive issue, aviator 25k blue, typo printing, nicely centered, full original slightly uneven gum, NH, VF
250.00 
 
1186 **/(*)   SC #1381-82
1950, definitive issue, aviator 25k blue and Coat of Arms 40k red, complete set of two, typo printing, first one is in post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF with D. Wassmann certificate; stamp of 40k is expertly regummed with imitation of full embossing on reverse, VF appearance
400.00 
 
1187 **   1464-68
1950, Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov, 40k-2r, complete set in unfolded blocks of four, natural paper irregularity on block of 40k, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
250.00 
 
1188    1474-76, 1515-17
1951, Azerbaijan and Armenia, two complete sets of three, used on registered cover from Moscow to Berne, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
95.00 
 
1189    1500-03
1951, Estonia, 25k-1r, complete set of four, used together with swimming 30k violet on registered flown cover from Moscow to Berne, air mail and registered labels, arrival marking on reverse, mostly VF
90.00 
 
1190  1572 var
1951, Stepan Krasheninnikov, 40k violet, raster horizontal diamonds, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and scarce
250.00 
 
1191 **   1574 var
1951, Petr Lebedev. 40k blue, raster horizontal diamonds, full OG, NH, VF
100.00 
 
1192  1575 var
1951, Nikolai Lobachevski, 40k brown, raster horizontal diamonds, full OG, previously hinged, VF
200.00 
 
1193  1576 var
1951, Aleksandr Lodygin, 40k green, raster horizontal diamonds, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and scarce
250.00 
 
1194 **   1598-601
1951, Development of Communism, 20k-60k, set of four in complete sheets of 20 (4x5 or 5x4), post office fresh and unfolded, full OG, NH, VF
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4
300.00 
 
1195 **   1605-09
1951, Czechoslovakia, 20k-1r, complete set of five, unfolded blocks of four, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
900.00 
 
1196    1605-09
1951, Czechoslovakia, 20k-1r, complete set of five, used on registered flown cover to Czechoslovakia, no backstamp as usual, VF
75.00 
 
1197 **   1674-75
1953, 35th Anniversary of the Youth Communists League, 40k and 1r, complete set in unfolded blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
110.00 
 
1198 **   1689 var
1957, definitive issue, Coat of Arms, 40k red, horizontal pair with design printed on front and gum side, last one is inverted and shifted to the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, rare and spectacular item
475.00 
 
1199 **   1690-91, var
1954, Aleksandr Griboedov, 40k and 1r, two complete sets of two, line and comb perforation respectively, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1200 **   1767a var
1958, North Pole Station, 1r multicolored, souvenir sheet of four stamps, which are strongly shifted to the top left, while perforation was placed as for a normal sheet, full OG, NH (two very small spots of gum loss at the top and bottom right), VF, spectacular and rare item
475.00 
 
1201 **   1786-87 var
1955, Moscow University, 40k and 1r, complete set of two, both with perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, nicely centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, the "key" value with N. Mandrovski certificate
1000.00 
 
1202 **   1857 var
1956, Builder's Day, 1r gray blue, comb perforation 12x12 1/2, left sheet margin unfolded block of four (pen endorsement on margin), full OG, NH, VF
400.00 
 
1203 **   1884, var
1956, Antarctic Expedition, 40 black, greenish blue and red, top left corner sheet margin block of 12, lower right stamp with no flag variety (position 28 in a complete sheet), nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
150.00 
 
1204 **   1914 var
1957, Youth Festival, 60k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, minute light blue ink offset on reverse, still full OG, NH, F/VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
190.00 
 
1205 **   1925 var
1957, Vologda Lace Maker, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, top left corner sheet margin block of four, full OG (side margin is naturally ungummed), NH, VF
300.00 
 
1206  1926 var
1957, Bone Carver, 40k ultra, buff and gray, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, in addition a spot of broken background variety, CTO with full OG (LH), VF
110.00 
 
1207 **   1933 var
1957, Lenin Reading a Newspaper, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead comb 12 x12 1/2, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, V. Zagorsky certificate for a complete set
550.00 
 
1208 **   2029 var
1958, Chi Pai-shin, 40k violet, perforation L12 1/2, bottom sheet margin unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
300.00 
 
1209  2038 var
1958, E. Charents, 40k brown, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, VLH, fine centering as always, a scarce error
275.00 
 
1210 **   2048 var
1958, Maxim Gorky, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1211 **   2087, imp, var
1958, Civil Aviation, 1r yellow, red and black, top left corner margin perforated and imperforated blocks of eight (2x4), lower right stamp of each block with red dot under "P" in "Pochta" variety (position 32), full OG, NH, VF
110.00 
 
1212 **   2089 var
1958, IGY, Aurora Borealis, 40k blue and light yellow, top sheet margin single with blank label on the right, full OG, NH, VF and scarce positional piece, expert's hs on reverse
70.00 
 
1213 **   2089 var
1958, IGY, Aurora Borealis, 40k blue and light yellow, left sheet margin single with perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, perfect quality, full OG, NH (LH on margin only), VF and scarce
1100.00 
 
1214 **   2093 var
1958, International Astronomic Congress, 60k light blue, violet and yellow, a single with "UAU" instead of "UAJ"at right variety, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
1215 **   2117 var
1958, Zaporozhstal Foundry Works, 40k brown red and yellow, perforation L12 1/2, instead of comb 12x12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
Click here to see the certificate
1300.00 
 
1216 **   SC #2161 fn
1959, Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Plant, 40k brown and buff, unfolded bottom sheet margin block of four of unissued stamp, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
1200.00 
 
1217 **   SC #2183
1958, definitive issue, Coat of Arms, 40k red, special issue by intaglio (raster) instead of offset printing, unfolded three-side margin horizontal strip of five, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #1689 var
650.00 
 
1218 **   SC #2183
1958, definitive issue, Coat of Arms, 40k red, special issue by intaglio (raster) instead of offset printing, complete sheet of 50 (5x10), folded once along horizontal perforation, slightly dried full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare intact sheet, P. Buchsbayew certificate, Scott #1689 var
Click here to see the certificate
5500.00 
 
1219 **   2440/46 imp
1961, definitive issue, 2k green, 3k violet, 4k red and 10r orange, horizontal imperforated pairs with enlarged to sheet margins, some usual gum creases, still fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare unit, P. Buchsbayew certificate
Click here to see the backside, Click here to see the certificate
3750.00 
 
1220 **   2462, var
1961, Patrice Lumumba University, red surcharge 4k on 40k brown lilac, block of four, lower left stamp with first "1" under "u and m" variety (4th line shifted to the right), full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
70.00 
 
1221 **   2462, var
1961, Patrice Lumumba University, red surcharge 4k on 40k brown lilac, horizontal pair, left stamp with first "1" under "m" variety (4th line strongly shifted to the right), full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
140.00 
 
1222 **   2516 var
1961, 40th Anniversary of Soviet Postage Stamps , 2k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
500.00 
 
1223 **   2582a var
1964, Vladimir Lenin, 10k dark red, gray and black, souvenir sheet of two, gold color significantly shifted to the top, diagonal crease, still full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item, a common sheet is included
160.00 
 
1224 **   2653 var
1962, 5th Anniversary of Launching of the "Sputnik 1", 10k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee
700.00 
 
1225 **   2717, var
1963, Victory on the Ice-Hockey Championships, black overprint (the first issue) on 6k green blue and red lilac, bottom right corner sheet margin block of nine, left stamp in the middle with broken hockey stick (position 43) and middle stamp at the bottom with space between "v" and "r" in "Evropy" (position 49), full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
210.00 
 
1226 **   3190 var
1966, Microbiologist Danylo Zabolotny, 4k multicolored, side margin block of ten with light blue natural blot covering large portion of the piece, full OG, NH, VF and very unusual printing freak
100.00 
 
1227 **   3308 var
1967, Newspaper "Izvestia" awarded with Order of Lenin, unissued black litho overprint on 4k multicolored, bottom sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF, scarce and guaranteed genuine
Click here to see enlarged fragment
500.00 
 
1228  
1968, 50th Anniversary of Soviet Postage stamps, "Sword Breaking Chain" 35k and 70k, proof of souvenir leaflet in brown, printed on a fabric with silver coating on reverse, handstamped "19" in violet, fresh, VF and scarce proof of a commercial item
150.00 
 
1229  4262-67
1974, Foreign Paintings in Russian Museums, 4k-20k, complete set of six perforated proofs, perforation L12 1/4 instead of comb 12x12 1/2 or 12 1/2x12, white frame around central design, also white instead of red denomination, printed on special Goznak (State Printers) paper, affixed on embossed individual cards with protective sheets, VF and extremely rare
Click here to see Part 2
5500.00 
 
1230 **   4508 imp
1976, Caucasus Flowers, 4k multicolored, bottom sheet margin imperforated single, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
1231 **   4578, 5238a var
1978-84, "Judith" by Giorgione, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, white spot ("pregnant") on Judith's stomach, and "Lady in Blue" by Gainsborough, 50k multicolored, souvenir sheet of two with label, lady with "blackeye" variety on the right stamp, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1232  4617
1977, New Soviet Constitution, imperforated souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, albino impression of proof circular date stamp at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare
2000.00 
 
1233 **   4981 imp
1981, Four-Masted Bark "Tovarisch", 4k multicolored, top margin vertical imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1234 **   5037
1982, Georgy Dimitrov, 6k green, full offset of the design on gum side, bottom right corner sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
150.00 
 
1235 **   5059-61a
1982, Soviet Union - France Space Program, 6k, 20k and 45k, complete set of three in miniature sheets of eight, full OG, NH, VF
65.00 
 
1236 **   5076 imp
1982, Garibaldi, 6k multicolored, horizontal imperforated pair, beautiful margins all around, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
1237 **   5083
1982, 25th Anniversary of the First Sputnik, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at left "000004", which is very scarce, full OG, NH, VF
75.00 
 
1238  5083
1982, 25th Anniversary of the First Sputnik, imperforated proof of souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at left with "000000", neatly mounted on Goznak presentation card, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, only a few such proofs were produced
2000.00 
 
1239 **   5135 var
1983, Cosmonauts' Day, International Space Flights, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, without text "Soyuz" on Soviet - American Emblem and without "Star" on Soviet Flag with Bulgaria, full OG, NH, VF, a common sheet is included
210.00 
 
1240 **   5141 imp
1983, Buriat Autonomous Republic, 4k multicolored, vertical imperforated pair, nice margins, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
1241 **   5179 imp
1983, Kipu Lighthouse, 1k multicolored, top sheet margin imperforated single, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
1242 **   5196 imp
1983, Academician Aleksandr Sidorenko, 4k multicolored, bottom sheet margin imperforated single, control marking on margin, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
1243 **   5207 imp
1983, New Year issue, 5k multicolored, vertical imperforated pair, nice balanced margins, full OG, NH, VF
450.00 
 
1244 **   5216 imp
1984, 25th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution, 5k black, red, blue and gold, top sheet margin vertical pair, control marking on margin, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
1245 **   5220 imp
1984, Soviet Tank ISU-152, 10k multicolored, vertical imperforated pair, four-side margins, full OG, NH, VF
475.00 
 
1246 **   5224 imp
1984, Winter Olympic Games, 20k multicolored, left sheet margin imperforated single, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
1247 **   5318
1984, Environmental Protection, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, "lucky" number "000002" at the top left, which is very scarce, full OG, NH, VF
100.00 
 
1248 **   5486
1986, Nature Preservation, Soviet Red Book (WWF), souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, "lucky" number "000002" at right, which is scarce, full OG, NH, VF
110.00 
 
1249 **   5561a-62a
1987, Paintings by Titian and Durer, 5k and 10k, set of two miniature sheets of eight with illustrated margins, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1250 **   5627a-31a
1987, Calgary Winter Olympic Games, 5k-30k, complete set of five, miniature sheets of eight, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1251 **   5795 imp
1989, International Letter Writing Week, 5k multicolored, top left corner sheet margin imperforated block of four, printed on thick chalky paper, no gum as produced, NH, VF
95.00 
 
1252 **   5854/68 imp
1989, Capitals of the Soviet Republics, imperforated complete set of 13 (Riga and Yerevan were not issued imperforated) in horizontal sheet or corner margin pairs, full OG, NH, VF
240.00