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Lots 336 - 356,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #78, May 31, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
336 **   55
1919, Rising Sun, 10k gray blue, complete tete-beche sheet of 200 (100+100) with vertical gutter in the middle, minor marginal flaws, full OG, NH, VF
337  72-73
1919, 1st Constitution issue, imperforated plate proofs of 3r and 5r in issued colors, two horizontal pairs on ordinary paper, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce proofs from the Postal Archives
338 **   76 var
1920, Sun Design, 5k, two tete-beche blocks of four with horizontal inscribed gutter in the middle, first one in red, the other one in dark carmine, full OG, NH, VF
339 **   76-81 var
1920-21, Sun Design, 5k-75k, seven horizontal or vertical (1) gutter pairs, two with inscription on the gutter, one stamp of 20k with spot of gum missing, three pairs have fold along the gutter, full OG, NH, mostly VF
340 **   78, 80-81
1920-21, Sun Design, 20k and 75k, two sheet margin horizontal pairs, imperforated vertically between stamps and on the side; in addition vertical bottom sheet margin vertical pair of 50k, imperforated at the foot, full OG, NH, VF
341 **   101-12, 108 var
1921-22, Stars and Coat of Arms, 50k-100r, complete set of 13, printed on watermarked LIGAT paper, including stamp of 10r with perforation 10x11 1/2, full OG, NH, mostly VF
342  113/25
1923-25, Stars, 1s-50s, 41 imperforated proofs, including 20 horizontal or vertical pairs and a single of 25s, watermark LIGAT, no gum as produced, NH, VF and a colorful group of Archival proofs
343  164-67
1932, Riga Exhibition, black overprint on Stars, 3s-35s, complete set of four imperforated proofs in horizontal pairs, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce Archival proofs
344 **   200 var
1938, View of Vidzeme, 3s brown orange, bottom right corner sheet margin vertical pair, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
345 **   B66-71, imp

Semi - Postal issues

1930, Janis Rainis Memorial Fund, 1 (2)s-15(30)s, perforated and imperforated complete set of six, full OG, NH (imperforated 10 (20)s has slight trace of hinge on margin only), VF, C.v. $285
346 **   B66-71
1930, Janis Rainis Memorial Fund, 1(2)s-15(30)s, perforated complete set in blocks of four, occasional fold along perforation, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $380++
347  C7

Air Post stamps

1931, Bleriot XI, imperforated proof of 15s in red (issued color), block of six triangle stamps, no gum as produced, NH, VF
348 **   C9-13
1933, "Latvia - Africa" Flight, black overprints or surcharges on the third Bleriot XI issue, complete set of five, three with sheet margins, full original slightly toned gum on three low values, NH, VF, each value with expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $800
349 **   CB1-2, a

Air Post Semi-Postal issues

1930, Janis Rainis Memorial Fund, 10(20)s and 15(30)s, perforated and imperforated complete sets of two, in addition perforated stamp of 10 (20)s with reversed vertical watermark, full OG, NH, VF
350 **   CB6-8, a
1932, Home Guards Fund, 10(20)s-25(50)s, two perforated and imperforated complete sets of three triangle stamps, two positions of watermark, full OG, NH (one stamp is LH), VF
351 **   CB18a-20a
1933, Wounded Aviators Fund, 3(53)s-35(135)s, two imperforated complete sets of three triangle stamps, two positions of watermark, full OG, NH (one stamp is LH), VF, C.v. $250++
352 SB   Hofmann #MH1

Stamp Booklet

1938, 20th Anniversary of the Republic, unexploited Ls2.02 booklet, containing two blocks of four and four horizontal pairs separated by pre-printed interleaves, black lettering on yellow paper, perfect quality, VF
353 */U   

Beautiful Collection on Hingeless Album Pages

1918-96, about 600 mostly mint stamps, 10 souvenir and miniature sheets, starting with Sun Design issues, postage, semi-postal, air post and air post semi-postal stamps including "Latvia-Africa" set of five (guaranteed genuine), Aviation Pioneers perforated and imperforated (both NH), Airplanes and Dirigible and many more, just occasional flaws mentioned, fresh condition, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, some used, F/VF, C.v. is over $3,100
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354 Mi IB, IIA

Eleja (Elley)

1919, red lilac overprint "Pastmarka" on Latvian revenue stamps of 15k orange and 30k green, complete set of two used on a piece, manuscript date stamp of "24.10.19", usual narrow margins, VF
355 */U   2N1-35

West Army
Complete Collection

1919, 56 mint or used stamps on a stockpage, representing three Russian Orthodox Cross overprinted and surcharged issues, most properly expertized (all guaranteed genuine), in addition Coat of Arms perforated and imperforated sets, some specialists consider them as a bogus, nice quality overall, F/VF, C.v. $1,225
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356 **   2N53 var

Soviet Occupation of Latvia

1940, Coat of Arms of Latvian Soviet Republic, 35s bright ultra, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF