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Lots 376 - 406,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
376 **   

Mint Never Hinged Collection

1931-51, 175 stamps, including No.96-97 in sheets of 50, General Gordon Statue with later surcharges, definitive issue from postage and officials, Gunboat postage due in horizontal pairs and others, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, F/VF or better, SG C.v. £550 w/o premium for early NH items (website photo)
377  9/117, C1/42, J1/15

Mint Collection

1898-1954, 123 mint stamps, forming 21 complete issues, starting with Camel Post of 1898, including later sets of 1902, 1921 and 1948, General Gordon issue, Tuti Island set and more, postage, air post and dues, overall nice quality collection, full OG, mainly LH, F/VF or better, SG C.v. £1,125 (website photo)
378 **   29-44

British Mandated Territory

1927-31, King George V, 5c-£1, complete set of 16, nice quality, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SG #93/107, £500 as hinged
379 **/*   38/52, var


1897-34, King George II, Bird, Plants, Sailing Ship, 1/2p-5s, complete set of 16, including 1/2p green and both shades of 2p stamps, watermark Turtles, full OG, NH or LH (all high values), mostly VF, SG #38/53, 55, £275 for the cheapest watermark positions
380 **   100-13
1953, Queen Salote, Airplane, Maps, Ships, Scenes, 1p- £1, complete set of 14, full OG, NH, VF, SG #101/14, £70
381 **/*   53/135

Small Mint Group

1899-1964, Queen Salote, King George II, Birds, Scenes, nine mostly complete issues (missing one cheap stamp), the total is 44 values, full OG, some NH, but mainly LH or hinged, F/VF, SG C.v. £360 (website photo)
382 **   50-61

Trinidad and Tobago

1938-44, King George VI, Waterfall, Views, 1c-$4.80, complete set of 14, some with sheet margins, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SG #246/56, £110
383 **   14-27, 28-41, 42-54

Tristan da Cunha

1954-61, Queen Elizabeth II, Birds and Fishes, 1/2p-10s, 1/2p-10s, 1/2c-1r, three complete sets, the total is 41 values, full OG, NH, VF, SG #14/27, 28/41, 42/54, £245
384 **   76-89, 105-17

Turks and Caicos Islands

1938-50, King George VI, Salt Industry, Map, Arms, Scenes, ?p-10s, two complete sets of 14 and 13 respectively, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SG #194/205, 221/33, £215
385  38-46, 47-48

Virgin Islands

1913-31, King George V, 1/2p-5s and 1/2p- 1p, two complete issues, first one of nine values, Die I with watermark Multiple Crown CA, the other one of two stamps, Die II with watermark Multiple Script CA, full OG,LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SG #69/77, 80/81, £137
386 **   76a-97
1938-47, King George VI, 1/2p-£1, complete set of 12, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, full OG, NH, VF, SG #110/21, £238
387 **   115-27
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
388 **/*   

Collections and Collective Lots
Nice and Valuable Group

1905-77, about 250 mint stamps, forming 19 mainly complete issues, from Bahamas Peace issue of 1920 (NH) to Somaliland King Edward VII of 1905 set (LH), mainly George VI material, including Barbados (NH), Bermuda (LH, but high values are from the first printings with comb perforation 14, which brings extra at least £700 for C.v., counted as cheapest per Gibbons for £300), Gilbert Islands (NH), Leeward and Mauritius (both LH), St. Vincent (first set, NH) and Seychelles (LH), nice quality unit, no hidden defects, full OG, NH or mainly LH, F/VF or better, SG C.v. is well over £2,250 (website photo)
389 */U   

Antarctic Collection

1957-2010, representing issues of British Antarctic Territories, South Georgia and New Zealand Ross Dependencies, the total is 480 mostly mint stamps (22 - used) in complete issues, some valuable items, many sets in blocks of four, nice quality unit, full OG, mainly NH, a few LH, VF, C.v. is over $1,700 (website photo)
390 **   

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 (website photo)

Selection of Better Items

1914-59, seven complete issues, Gibraltar - Queen Elizabeth II, first set; "BMA Malaya" - King George VI; New Hebrides postage (NH, but with usual slight gum toning) and dues of 1938; New Zealand -Lake Scenery; Nigeria, King George V- the first issue and St. Lucia, King George V definitive set, the total is 74 mint stamps, full OG, all are LH, mainly VF, SG C.v. £1,240 (website photo)

Six Complete 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, numbered by SG, nice topical material, fresh quality, full OG, LH or VLH, mostly VF, C.v. £710 (website photo)
393 **/*   

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 (website photo)

Group of Official Correspondences

1847-48, five entire letters, send from local districts, Yerevan Consistory or Aleksandropol' Police, bearing appropriate wax seals, addressed to Yerevan Uezd Court, City Police or volost Karaklis, usual folds, VF condition of these very scarce and rarely offered items, individual description is enclosed (website photo)
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
396 **   1b, var
1919, black handstamped surcharge "k.60.k" on imperforated 1k orange, bottom sheet margin block of ten (2x5), block of four at the bottom without the surcharge, two horizontal folds - one between stamps, the other one - on margin, still full OG, NH, VF
397 **   48 var
1919, double (one inverted) black framed overprint on 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, top left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF, large Serebryakov (S. Serebrakian) guarantee hs
398 **/U   77/105a
1919, double violet and black unframed overprint on imperforated 5r dark blue, green and light blue, horizontal strip of four with "V" label in the middle, favor Yerevan cancellation is affecting one stamp, full OG, NH, VF
399 **/U   79 var
1919, violet overprint on 10r red, yellow and gray, top right corner sheet margin block of four, yellow "V" labels on margins, in addition parts or red "V" labels on edges at right far away from the stamps, Yerevan favor cancellation is affecting upper right stamp, usual marginal creases, still full OG, NH, VF
400 **   106 var
1919, double black unframed overprint placed sideways on 7r green and pink, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF
401 **   150 var
1919, black surcharge 10r on 35k red brown and green, bottom right corner margin block of four, top stamps have turned clockwise surcharge, in addition upper left stamp with double surcharge, full OG, NH (hinged on front of the margin), VF
402 **   150 var
1919, black corrected surcharge of 10r on 35k red brown and green, block of four with right stamps previously surcharged with 5r by error, full OG, NH, VF and rare multiple, this error is listed in Zakian Cat. #I5 (page 172)
403 **   184 var
1919, black surcharge 1r on Romanov Dynasty 1k orange, horizontal strip of five, blind vertical perforation variety, folded between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular piece
404 **   206
1919, black surcharge 25r over violet unframed overprint on 50k brown violet and green, top left corner sheet margin block of four, some perforation separation between side margin and stamps, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by A. Diena, C.v. $600 as hinged singles
405 **/U   

First Overprints and Surcharges
Collection of Multiples

1919, 17 different blocks from 4 to 25, the total is 212 mostly mint stamps (some affected by favor cancellations), four blocks with inverted surcharges, several high values, some separation possible, generally nice quality unit, full OG, NH or CTO, mostly VF, several pieces expertized, C.v. $2,150
406  Artar #600-09, var
1920, Paris issue, 1r-100r, two complete sets of ten, distinctly different shades of frame or center, both from original printings, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF