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Lots 242 - 272,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #79, September 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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++
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
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
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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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
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
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
259  302 var
1922, Soviet issue, 400r blue and pink, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, LH, VF and rare
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
269  354 var
1922, double black surcharge 15(k) on the First Constantinople imperforated stamp of 250r blue, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce
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270  365a, 379
1922, black surcharges 4(k) on perforated 25r gray and 10(k) on imperforated 100r orange, both are postally used, first one cancelled Dilizhan, the other one with dropped "0" of "10" variety and cancelled Yerevan and Alexandropol (it has tiny thin spot), mainly fresh and VF appearance
271  D  366
1923, Soviet Newspaper "Shiraki Ranchpar", Alexandropol address label is attached, franked by black surcharge 5(k) on 1st Constantinople imperforated stamp of 50r red, tied by Alexandropol "10.2.23" date stamp, usual folds, some ageing, mostly VF and scarce
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272 **   

Independent Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Collection

1992-2003, 384 mint stamps, 62 miniature and 35 souvenir sheets, arranged on Scott album and stockpages, practically complete, including imperforated Chess sets in pairs and blocks of four, second de luxe sheet, official and unofficial stamps in commemoration of Spitak Earthquake, as well as Nagorno-Karabakh stamps, including several bogus issues, nice quality collection, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. is over $2,250 for listed items
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16