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Lots 152 - 228,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #83, September 13, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
152 **   290a
1925, soldier 1r red and brown, top sheet margin single, bold colors and flawless item, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee
750.00 
 
153 **   292-93, 293a
1924-25, soldier 3r and worker 5r, complete set of two with perforation 13 1/2, in addition stamp of 5r with perforation 10 1/2, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $495
100.00 
 
154  292a
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, perforation 10 (in certificate mentioned 10 1/2), minor usual perf irregularities as always exists, very fresh and choice stamp, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, Z. Mikulski certificate, C.v. $5,500
1100.00 
 
155  292b
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, perforation 13 1/2x10, nice single in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, Romeko guarantee hs, BPA certificate, C.v. $2,750
550.00 
 
156  292b
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, perforation 13 1/2x10, strong proof-like colors and nice centering for this difficult stamp, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by R. Calves
550.00 
 
157  292 var
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, perforation 10x13 1/2, Vinnitsa postal cancellation, fresh quality, VF and very rare perforation variety
240.00 
 
158  292 imp
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, four-side margin (enlarged at top and at left) imperforated single, perfect condition, full OG, LH, VF and rare
1900.00 
 
159 **   292 imp var
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, top left corner margin imperforated single with inverted offset of brown color on the face due to marginal foldover (stamp did not affect), appearing as double impression, full OG, NH,F/VF and probably unique
950.00 
 
160 **   292 imp var
1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, double impression of the design (both colors), horizontal imperforated pair, invalidating perforation across the design, bottom right corner trimmed diagonally away from the stamp, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
161 **/* P  294-301, var

Lenin Mausoleum Issue

1925, 7k-40k, 13 mint perforated and imperforated stamps, including set on thick paper, four imperforated proofs on Goznak paper with text on reverse (some folds) and one maximum card, nice condition, full OG, NH or hinged (proofs have no gum as produced), F/VF
Click here to see the card,
Click here to see the certificate
275.00 
 
162  
1925, essay of unaccepted design for 40k in violet brown, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce multiple
1900.00 
 
163 **/*   302-03, a, b

Lenin 5r and 10r Definitive Issue

1925, 18 mint stamps, including three complete sets of two with perforation 13 1/2, 12 1/2 (10r with L. Hovest certificate, but looks questionable) and 10 1/2, as well as three blocks of four, set with perforation 10 1/2 (looks dubious) and genuine 10r with perforation 13 1/2, full OG, NH or LH (3), F/VF
Click here to see the certificate
275.00 
 
164 **   302a
1925, 5r brick red, perforation 12 1/2, top right corner sheet margin unfolded block of four, full original yellowing gum, NH, VF, C.v. $1,300++
325.00 
 
165 **   303
1925, 10r indigo, perforation 13 1/2, top right corner sheet margin horizontal pair, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
166 **   302-03 imp
1925, 5r brick red and 10r indigo, imperforated complete set of two in sheet margin blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
167 **/*   304-25, imp

First Definitive Issue - Perforated and Imperforated stamps on Watermarked Paper

1925-28, 1k-5r, 115 mostly mint stamps, representing two perforated sets of 22 in mint never hinged condition, including three stamps of 2r with perforation 12 1/2, 30k and 2r with horizontal watermark, both types of 3r with perforation 12 1/2, range of imperforated stamps on creamy paper, nice quality unit, full OG, mainly NH, F/VF
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
475.00 
 
168  304/17 var
1926, worker 1k, 5k, 8k and 20k, re-issue with worker's shoulder doesn't touch inner frame, complete set of four and shades of 5k and 20k, full OG, LH, VF
140.00 
 
169 **   318, 321, 323
1928, 30k, 1r and 2r, three sheet margin values with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
170 **   304-15, 317-25 imp
1926, 1k-5r, imperforated complete set of 20 in blocks of four, many with sheet margins, minor usual gum waves as always exists, fresh and nice unit overall, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see Part 2
700.00 
 
171  311 var
1926, worker 8k olive brown, litho printing, huge margins imperforated single, very fresh and choice, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appears NH), VF and rare, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
1400.00 
 
172 **   311 var
1926, worker 8k olive brown, litho printing, "small head" variety, nice stamp, which came from a sheet with invalidating perforations, full OG, NH, F/VF centering
400.00 
 
173 **   311 var
1926, worker 8k olive brown, litho printing, bottom left corner sheet margin imperforated block of four with invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
174  316
1925, trial printing of soldier 18k violet in horizontal imperforated pair on paper with vanish lines, enlarged margins and very fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, especially in pair, Dr. E. Diena certificate
2750.00 
 
175 **/*   326/48, var

Commemorative Issues of 1925-26

1925-26, Academy of Sciences, Popov, Decembrist Mutiny, Revolution of 1905 and Esperanto Congress, 144 mostly mint stamps, including two sheets of 40 (No.339) and 4 postal history items, numerous printing, perforation and watermark varieties, nice quality overall, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
150.00 
 
176  326-27
1925, Academy of Sciences, trial printing on thick paper without watermark of 3k and 15k, complete set in unfolded blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
475.00 
 
177  326
1925, Academy of Sciences, imperforated right margin proof of 3k in orange brown on Goznak paper with text on reverse, no gum as produced, NH, VF
150.00 
 
178    339-41
1925, Revolution of 1905, perforated complete set of three in blocks of four used on two addressed FD covers, tied by Leningrad "20.12.25" ds, all appropriate markings and arrival handstamp on reverse, VF
130.00 
 
179 **   347-48
1926, Esperanto Congress, 7k blue green and red, 14k blue green and violet, complete set of two in horizontal gutter pairs, post office fresh and unfolded, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee, ex-the Matvil Collection, the lot had been sold in our Auction #76 for $6,900, including buyer's premium
3750.00 
 
180 **/*   SC #0120-27

First Definitive Issue on Improved Paper

1926, 7k-5r, 22 mint or used (2) stamps, representing complete set of eight in mint never hinged condition, nice and fresh quality, full OG, NH or LH, VF
95.00 
 
181 **   SC #0120-27
1926, 7k-5r, complete set of eight in blocks of four, eight or larger, many positional pieces, some of which with printer's marking, the total is 28 complete sets, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
1400.00 
 
182 **/*   342-44, var

Lenin 1r-3r Definitive Issue (Watermark Borders and Rosettes)

1926, 22 mainly mint stamps, including imperforated 1r with postal cancellation, 2r with perforation 12 1/2 (LH) and blocks of 2r and 3r in MNH condition, full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
400.00 
 
183  342-44 imp
1926, 1r-3r, imperforated complete set of three, nice four- side margin on each value, full OG, NH (3r stamp) or unused, no gum (1r), expertly regummed (2r), VF appearance
1400.00 
 
184  342
1926, trial color imperforated proof of 1r in brick red, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
950.00 
 
185  344
1926, imperforated proof of 3r in dark green (issued color), top right corner sheet margin block of four, printed on watermarked Squares and Angles paper (the same as Zeppelin set), full OG, NH or LH (top stamps), VF and probably unique multiple
5500.00 
 
186  SC #NP41

Third Anniversary of the Death of Lenin

1926, multicolored portrait of Lenin with frame and text in dark blue, perforation 11 1/2, unaccepted essay, affixed on gray card and overprinted "Project" in red at the bottom, VF and very rare
1900.00 
 
187 **/*   349-58, var

Surcharge 8 kop on Definitive and Commemorative stamps

1927, 51 stamps in singles, pairs and blocks of four, including narrow surcharge on soldier 7k brown, perforation 12 1/2 without watermark (unused),complete set of commemorative stamps in blocks of four (one block regummed), inverted "8" in block of four (regummed), nice condition overall, mainly full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
425.00 
 
188 **   350a
1927, inverted black surcharge 8k on soldier 7k brown, printed on watermarked paper, full OG, NH, F/VF centering, expert's hs on reverse
95.00 
 
189 **/*   359-72, var

Surcharge 8k on Postage Due stamps

1927, 47 mostly mint (one - used) stamps, including litho 1k, type I (used), litho 3k , type II, perforation 14, litho 14k, type II (both unused), four stamps with inverted surcharges, clean condition overall, mainly full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
350.00 
 
190 **   359-65, var
1927, 8k/1k-8k/14k, set of eight complete sheets of 100 (25x4), printed on paper without watermark, including litho - 3k (perf 12), 7k and 10k (perf 14), typo - 1k, 2k, 3k, 8k and 14k, numerous surcharge varieties, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1900.00 
 
191 **   359 var
1927, inverted surcharge (type II) 8k on 1k red, typo printing, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
140.00 
 
192 **   360 var
1927, surcharge (type II) 8k on 2k violet, litho printing, perforation 12, full OG, NH, VF and rare
550.00 
 
193 **   360 var
1927, inverted surcharge (type II) 8k on 2k violet, typo printing, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
95.00 
 
194 **   361 var
1927, inverted surcharge (type II) 8k on 3k light blue, litho printing, perforation 12, full OG, NH, F/VF centering, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
100.00 
 
195  362 var
1927, surcharge (type I) 8k on 7k orange, litho printing, perforation 12, nicely centered and very fresh, full OG, VLH, VF and rare
750.00 
 
196 **   362 var
1927, surcharge (type I) 8k on 7k orange, typo printing, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
240.00 
 
197  362 var
1927, surcharge (type II) 8k on 7k orange, typo printing, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
150.00 
 
198 **   363 var
1927, inverted surcharge (type II) on 8k green, typo printing, nice centering, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
199 **   364 var
1927, inverted surcharge (type II) 8k on 10k dark blue, litho printing, perforation 12, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
200  365 var
1927, surcharge (type II) on 14k brown, litho printing, perforation 14, tiny water stain at the top left, otherwise fresh, full OG, VF and scarce
300.00 
 
201 **/*   367-68 var
1927, two black surcharges (type II) 8k on 2k violet and 3k light blue, printed on watermarked paper, full OG, NH (3k) or VLH, VF
140.00 
 
202 **   373-74

Dr. Zamenhof, Creator of Esperanto Issue

1927, 14k yellow green and brown, two corner sheet margin unfolded blocks of four, printed on watermarked and unwatermarked paper, in addition unfolded block on watermarked paper and a complete set of two, nice quality overall, full OG, NH, VF
150.00 
 
203 **   374a
1927, 14k yellow green and brown, perforation 10, top margin single, full OG, NH, VF
200.00 
 
204 **   374c
1927, 14k yellow green and brown, enlarged margins imperforated single, full OG, NH, VF, tiny dealer's hs on reverse, C.v. $950 as hinged
275.00 
 
205  374c var
1927, 14k yellow green and brown, bottom sheet margin imperforated single with two portraits of Dr. Zamenhof inverted and placed at left, vertical invalidating perforation, tiny marginal only natural inclusion, full OG, LH, VF
230.00 
 
206  374d
1927, 14k yellow green and brown, vertical pair with perforation 10 3/4x10 1/2, imperforated between stamps, diagonal line through the design of both stamps as printing plate defect, full OG, LH, VF and rare, P. Buchsbayew certificate, ex-the Matvil Collection, C.v. $8,250
1500.00 
 
207    383
1927, 40th Anniversary of Esperanto, pre-printed envelope, representing portrait of Dr. Zamenhof and non- postal stamp of World Esperanto Congress in Goeteborg, sent from Sestroretsk (Leningrad Obl.) to Hamburg, franked by definitive stamp of 2k in horizontal pair, flap is missing, still fine and a scarce mailing
90.00 
 
208 **/*   375-81, var

10th Anniversary of the October Revolution Issue

1927, 40 mostly mint stamps in singles, pairs and blocks, representing two complete sets of seven (one is NH), vertical imperforated pair of 5k with invalidating perforation (NH) and top sheet margin single of 7k (expertly regummed), fresh quality unit, full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
275.00 
 
209 **   375 var
1927, Worker-Soldier-Peasant, 3k carmine rose, top sheet margin horizontal pair, imperforated at the top, post office fresh quality item, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
210  376a
1927, Lenin on Armored Car, 5k brown, four-side margin imperforated single, full OG, VLH, A. Rosselevitch guarantee hs
475.00 
 
211 **   377b
1927, Smolny Institute, 7k myrtle green, horizontal imperforated pair on thick slightly creamy paper, nice margins, full OG, NH, VF
950.00 
 
212  377b
1927, Smolny Institute, 7k myrtle green, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on thinned paper, neat Tula cancellation, tiny thin on margin only far away from the stamps, VF
275.00 
 
213  377
1927, Smolny Institute, imperforated proof of 7k in myrtle green (issued color), left sheet margin single printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF, two expert's hs on reverse
550.00 
 
214  377
1927, Smolny Institute, imperforated proof of 7k in myrtle green (issued color), left sheet margin single printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs
375.00 
 
215 **/*   379 var
1927, Map of the Soviet Union, 14k blue and red, unfolded block of four, each stamp without red on Sakhalin Islands, full OG, NH or LH (1), VF
275.00 
 
216 **   379 var
1927, Map of the Soviet Union, 14k blue and red, right sheet margin unfolded block of four, each stamp has red color strongly shifted to the top, vertical invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
217 **   380, var
1927, Various Nationalities of the Soviet Union, 18k blue, complete sheet of 80 (5x8+5x8) with horizontal gutter in the middle, folded horizontally three times - at the top part between 4th and 5th rows, along top of the gutter, at the bottom part between 2nd and 3rd rows with significant separation, minor marginal flaws, otherwise nice quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce in a complete sheet
900.00 
 
218  380 var
1927, Various Nationalities of the Soviet Union, 18k blue, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, neatly cancelled, mostly VF
90.00 
 
219  381
1927, Workers of Different Races, imperforated proof of 28k in black green and red lilac, slightly different design from issued stamp, printed on paper without watermark, minor usual faults, no gum (probably removed from a presentation card, VF appearance of this rare proof, N. Mandrovski certificate
700.00 
 
220    375-81
1927, 3k-28k, complete set of seven (7k with perforation 11 1/2, used on registered cover in Leningrad on November 7 (date of the Revolution), arrival ds is on reverse, mostly VF
140.00 
 
221    375-81
1927, 3k-28k, seven ordinary, registered or Special Delivery covers with enclosures, each one franked by individual block of four from the set, sent from Moscow to Leysin (Switzerland) during December of 1927,representing a part of philatelist's family correspondences, some with appropriate Leysin receiving ds, some not, but obviously all went through the postal system, mainly VF and very scarce group
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4
475.00 
 
222 */U   382-400, 402-05, var

Second Definitive and 10th Anniversary of the Red Army Issues

1927-28, 124 mostly mint stamps, including definitive set in unfolded blocks of four (less 50k) and complete single sets of both issues in MNH condition, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH or LH, a few used, F/VF
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4
350.00 
 
223 **   383a var
1927, peasant 2k apple green, double impression, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, horizontal invalidating perforation lines across the design, full OG, NH, VF, each stamp with Z. Mikulski hs
190.00 
 
224  391a
1928, worker 10k brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins at three sides with acceptable margin at the bottom, full OG, NH, F/VF and rare in pair
1100.00 
 
225 **/*   402, var
1928, Red Army Soldier, 8k brown, top left corner margin block of four with foldover at the upper left, resulting in most part of stamp design is missing and printed on gum side, full OG, NH or LH (1), VF and an eye-catching piece
140.00 
 
226  SC #NP55-56

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leo Tolstoy

1928, Portrait of Leo Tolstoy, two stamps of 10k in brown black or olive brown, and Tolstoy as Plowman 28k olive gray, imperforated complete set of three essays of unaccepted design, raster printing on stamp paper, full OG (10k olive brown with slight gum wrinkle), LH, VF and extremely rare, especially in complete set
10000.00 
 
227 **/*   406-08, a

Lenin 3r-10r Definitive Issue (Watermark Lozenges)

1928, 20 mint stamps, including one pair of 3r with perforation 10, three blocks of four, 5r and 10r with perforation 10 1/2 and 10r with perforation 10, all are NH, all housed on Lindner hingeless page, full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
190.00 
 
228 **   406-08
1928, 3r-10r, perforation 10 1/2, complete set in corner sheet margin unfolded blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
500.00