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Lots 229 - 268,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #79, September 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
229 **   14-27

Tristan da Cunha

1954, Queen Elizabeth II, Birds, Sea Creatures, Scenes, 1/2p-10s, complete set of 14, full OG, NH, VF, SG #14/27, £90
sold
230 **   28-41, 42-54
1960-61, Queen Elizabeth II and Fishes, 1/2p-10s, 1/2c-1r, two complete sets of 14 and 13 respectively, full OG, NH, VF, SG #28/41, 42/54, £155
sold
231 **   105-17

Turks and Caicos Islands

1950, King George VI, Map, Sailing Ships, Scenes, 1/2p-10s, complete set of 13, full OG, NH, VF, SG #221/33, £85
sold
232 SG 84/91

Uganda Protectorate

1898, Queen Victoria, Elephant and Lion, 1a-5r, complete by SG set of seven, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. £190
sold
233 **   115-27

Virgin Islands

1956-62, Queen Elizabeth II, Animals, Birds, Fishes, Views, 1/2c-$4.80, complete set of 13, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SG #149/61, £110
sold
234 **   128-39, 144-58
1962-64, Queen Elizabeth II, Birds, Fishes, Airplane, Maps, 1c/1/2c-$2.80/$4.80, 1c-$2.80, two complete sets of 12 and 15, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SG #162/73, 178/92, £105
sold
235 SG 1/212

Nice Collection

1866-1966, 138 mint stamps of Queen Victoria, Kings and Queen Elizabeth II in mainly complete definitive and later common design issues, identified by SG, in addition the first Canoe (guaranteed genuine, but four stamps w/o gum) and postage due sets of Solomon Islands, fresh quality unit, most with full or large part of OG, later sets are NH, F/VF or better, total C.v. is £1,620
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2, 3, 4
sold
236  62-78

Zanzibar

1899, Sultan Seyyid Mahommed-bin-Said, 1/2a-5r, imperforated complete set of 17 plate proofs in horizontal pairs, most with sheet margins, watermark Multiple Rosette, pair of 3a with diagonal ink line on the face, minor reversal soiling, no gum as produced, NH, VF and rare, only a few sets in pairs survived
sold
237  99/112
1908, Sultan Ali bin Hamoud, imperforated set of 13 (less 25c) plate proofs, watermark Multiple Rosette, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
sold
238 (*) S  117
1908-09, Palace of the Sultan and Dhow, 50r dull violet and black, two high values, one with "Specimen" overprint, full OG, normal stamp is unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance, SG #243, £1,000
sold
239 **   

Living Creatures and Plants Collection

1904-80's, over 800 stamps and 11 souvenir sheets, including issues of 52 countries from Antigua to Uganda, early material from Australia, Falklands, No. Borneo and others are presented only as partial sets picturing Animals, Birds and Plants, later units (from 1965) are complete, fresh condition, full OG, generally NH (just a few early stamps are LH/hinged), mostly VF, C.v. is over $2,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
sold
240  

Selection of Definitive Issues

1952-61, Bahamas - two first sets of Queen Elizabeth II, Falkland Islands - second set of King George VI, Gambia - two first sets of Queen Elizabeth II and Virgin Islands - first set of Queen Elizabeth II, the total is six complete issues identified by SG, nice topical material, fresh quality, full OG, LH or VLH, mostly VF, C.v. £710
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sold
241 **/*   

Group of Early Queen Elizabeth II Topical Sets

1961-75, 13 practically complete issues (missing just two cheap stamps), from Birds of Ascension to Birds of Turks and Caicos, nice and fresh unit, full OG, mainly VLH (two sets are NH), VF, SG C.v. £560
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2, 3, 4, 5
85.00
242    
1915, free-frank military postcard from Akstafa to 4th Armenian Militia Unit consisting of Caucasian Army, addressed to a volunteer Francesco Danielyants, no backstamp, VF
170.00
243    
1915, free-frank military cover from Tiflis to Armenian Staff of Militia Unit, addressed to a volunteer Francesco Danielyants, some stain and tears, still F/VF
N/A
244  Artar #52f
1919, black framed overprint (13mm) on 20k blue and red, perforated horizontal pair, right stamp without overprint, full OG, LH, VF, Scott #39 var
sold
245  Artar #59g-189c
1919, 35k lilac brown and green, vertical se-tenant pair, top stamp with framed black overprint (14mm), bottom one has unframed black overprint (9mm), full OG, LH on top stamp, bottom one - NH, VF and scarce commercial item, Scott #41-101
sold
246  D  142
1920, Armenian Newspaper "Joghovourti" printed in Lebanon, sent in Yerevan (address label removed), franked by black surcharge 5r on 20k blue and red in horizontal pair, usual folds and some edge imperfections, mostly VF and rare
N/A
247    156a, 162
1920, cover from Yerevan to Tiflis, franked by two values, including black surcharge 100r on 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, arrival ds on reverse, seriously reduced, still fine collectible postal history item
N/A
248    157a, 159, 162
1920, three surcharged perforated high values 50r/1r, 100r/3.50r and 100r/10r, used on reverse of cover from Yerevan to Tiflis, postmarked on arrival, fold away from the stamps and adhesions on front, still F/VF
sold
249 **   160 var
1920, violet (!) surcharge 100r on 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, a single with wide "A" variety and horizontal pair of "common" stamps, full OG, NH, VF and rare, this stamp recorded only with black surcharge
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N/A
250 */U   1a/252

Framed and Unframed Overprints and Monogram Surcharges
Nice Starting Collection

1919-20, 139 mostly mint stamps neatly arranged on album pages, some scarce items, such as surcharges on Saving stamps, inverted surcharges, additional "Z" overprint over monogram surcharges, listed and unlisted stamps, as well as doubtful material, fresh condition overall, full OG, some NH, but mainly LH/hinged, F/VF, legitimate C.v. $1,200
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
N/A
251 */U   184/92

Monogram Surcharges on Romanov Dynasty Issue
Collection on Pages

1919-20, 94 mint or cancelled stamps, 1k-3r, including three blocks of 25 for 5r/4k. 25r/4k and 5r/10k/7k, only three stamps are missing for completion, nice quality, full OG, NH, LH/hinged or used, mostly VF, we note that these stamps had never been in real postal circulation, C.v. is over $1,800
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2, 3, 4
sold
252 **/U   256, 263, var
1920, World War I Postal Charity stamps, black surcharge 25r on 3+1k and 50r on 10+1k, two blocks of four, top left stamp of the last one with a bulb on "0" of "10" at the top right corner, CTO cancellations with full OG (NH), No.263has bottom stamps uncancelled, VF, these stamps had never been in real postal circulation, C.v. $490++
115.00
253  Artar #600-04 S2
1920, Paris issue, Eagle, 1r-15r, set of five values, each one with black horizontal "Specimen" overprint (type 2), full OG (minor offset on reverse of two stamps), NH, VF, C.v. $750
115.00
254  Artar #600-09, var
1920, Paris issue, 1r-100r, two complete sets of ten, distinctly different shades of frame or center, both are original printing, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
sold
255  294
1921, First Constantinople issue, view of Mt. Ararat, 25,000r brown, perforated single, slight crease, still fresh with full OG, LH, VF appearance of this extremely rare stamp, mounted on page from the Dr. R. Nagapetiants Collection, representing detailed inscription and in addition reprint of this stamp, Artar #683, C.v. $800
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N/A
256  278/94
1921, First Constantinople issue, complete set of 15 imperforated plate proofs in issued colors, printed on glossy paper (proofs of 15,000r and 25,000r brown were not issued), no gum as produced, NH, VF
sold
257 **/*   278-94, var

Collection of the First Constantinople issue

1921, 114 mostly mint stamps (two used, including very scarce perforated 25r slate gray), neatly arranged on stockpages, representing stamps printed from two different plates, especially for 100r, 250r and 20,000r, in addition numerous plate and shade varieties of other values, as well as 75 forgeries, including block of 18 with double impression, nice quality overall, full/large part of OG or no gum as issued, F/VF and high potential unit
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
290.00
258  300 var
1922, Soviet issue, 50r green and red, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, full OG, LH on margin, fine and scarce
sold
259  302 var
1922, Soviet issue, 400r blue and pink, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, LH, VF and rare
sold
260  303 var
1922, Soviet issue, 500r violet and pale lilac, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, slight gum waves, otherwise full OG, LH, VF and rare
sold
261  304
1922, Soviet issue, forgery of 1000r dark blue and pale greenish blue, perforation L11 1/2, the same as for issued stamp, top right corner margin horizontal gutter block of four, full "original gum", NH and nice reference item
85.00
262  305 var
1922, Soviet issue, 2000r black and gray, a single imperforated vertically, enlarged side margins, full OG, LH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
115.00
263  305
1922, Soviet issue, 500r black and gray, neat Yerevan "24.6. " date stamp, mainly VF and very rare stamp with real postal cancellation
sold
264  300-09
1922, Soviet issue, 5r-10,000r, imperforated collective epreuve de luxe containing complete set of ten proofs in bistre, printed on yellow gray paper, including unissued denomination of 5r, two proofs placed sideways and two -upside down, slight marginal thin at right, still fresh, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, reportedly only two such proof sheets recorded
sold
265 **   300, 303-04

Selection of Soviet issue Multiples with Varieties

1922, 50r, 500r and 1000r, nine blocks of four, five, nine, ten or larger, the total is 96 stamps, representing numerous plating varieties on that stamps, full OG, NH (one stamps is defected), VF and interesting unit for a connoisseur
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
sold
266 **/*   312/33
1922, black surcharges on Soviet issue, 10,000r/50r - 500,000r/10,000r, complete set of ten, fresh condition, full OG, NH (2) or LH/hinged, F/VF, C.v. $250
sold
267 **   329 var
1922, black surcharge 200,000r on Soviet issue stamp of 4000r black and light brown, broken text and two frame lines under the text variety, full OG, NH, VF
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sold
268  350/89a
1922, red or black surcharges (various types) on the First Constantinople issue, set of 23 different perforated or imperforated values, full OG (one stamp with paper adhesion), mainly LH, VF and scarce group, each stamp properly expertized or guaranteed, C.v. $1,260
sold