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Lots 403 - 455,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
275.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
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2, 3, 4, 5
375.00 
 
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
65.00 
 
407  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
95.00 
 
408  Artar #605 S3
1920, Paris issue, Ararat Mountain, 25r green and dark brown, overprint "Specimen" (type 3), full OG, previously hinged, F/VF and scarce, C.v. $450
95.00 
 
409  Artar #600-11
1920, Paris issue, 1r-100r, 30 perforated or imperforated plate proofs in various colors, 22 pieces of complete design and 8 frames only, three of Eagle design in black printed on thin cards, others - on wove paper, in addition five unofficial reprints, nice quality (proofs of 40r have toned paper on reverse), no gum as produced, mostly VF and scarce group
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700.00 
 
410  Artar #601/11
1920, Paris issue, 3r-100r, unofficial reprints, seven perforated or imperforated complete sheets of 50, some folds or perforation separations, all are on gummed paper, VF reference lot of multiples
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
90.00 
 
411  280/94
1921, First Constantinople issue, 3r-25,000r, set of ten imperforated plate proofs in black, most with sheet margins, printed on ordinary yellow grayish paper, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
375.00 
 
412  278/94
1921, First Constantinople issue, 1r-25,000r, imperforated plate proofs in issued colors, complete set of 15 (proofs of 15,000r and 25,000r brown not exist), blocks of four, most with sheet margins, printed on glossy paper, no gum as produced, NH, VF
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700.00 
 
413 **   293, var
1921, Ararat Mountain, 25,000r gray blue, right sheet margin block of four, Armenian capital letter "T" instead of capital "R" at the bottom inscription of the lower right stamp, in addition horizontal pair with double vertical perforation, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
414  293-94
1921, Ararat Mountain, 18 perforated (2) or imperforated trial color proofs of 25,000r denomination, 11 issued imperforated stamps in gray blue or pale brown, including two blocks of four and two unofficial reprints for comparison, as well as proof of 20,000r in red lilac, full OG or no gum as produced, VF
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275.00 
 
415 **/*   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
190.00 
 
416 **   309a
1922, Soviet issue, 10,000r black and pale rose, vertical tete-beche pair, full OG, NH, VF and undervalued in Scott
70.00 
 
417 **/*   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
90.00 
 
418    316, 322, 326
1923, three values with violet surcharges on Soviet issue stamps of 25,000r/400r, 50,000r/1000r and 100,000r/2000r, used on reverse of cover from Karaklis to Brussels, tied by Karaklis "17.6.23" ds, circular "210" arrival marking on front, roughly opened at left, still F/VF and scarce
375.00 
 
419 **/*   355, var
1922, black thick surcharge 20(k) on First Constantinople stamp of 500r brown violet, vertical strip of four, third stamp from the top without the surcharge, full OG, NH or hinged (on error stamp), VF
95.00 
 
420 **/*   387, var
1922, black thin surcharge 3(k) on First Constantinople stamp of 3r carmine, vertical strip of three, middle stamp without the surcharge, while the bottom one has double surcharge, full OG, NH (bottom stamp) or hinged, VF
140.00 
 
421 **/*   357/83
1922, red or black thick or thin surcharges on the First Constantinople issue, 22 mint stamps, including four blocks of four, full OG, NH or hinged (4), F/VF, most expensive stamps are expertized, C.v. $1,435
275.00 
 
422  389a
1922, black thin surcharge 4(k) on First Constantinople stamp of 25r gray, horizontal imperforated pair, neat readable cancellation of Alaverdi "13.5.23", tiny thin on margin of right stamp, still VF and scarce, C.v. $240++
90.00 
 
423 */U   

Balance of the Collection

1919-22, 75 mostly mint stamps, including pair and blocks, mainly surcharges on high values, including No.163-64 and 207-11 (all signed), officials and semi-postals, nice perforation error on Soviet 1000r, as well as reprints of Soviet and 2nd Constantinople issues, minor flaws possible, nice and fresh unit, F/VF, C.v. is well over $3,000 (website photo)
275.00 
 
424    

Group of Postal History Items

1888-1923, four covers from Yerevan to Tabriz (Persia) via Julfa from 1888, 1890, 1894 and 1913, two stationery postcards, one - unused, the other one from Yerevan to Tiflis, appropriately franked, but defected, one piece bearing used high values and four nicely franked, but dubious items, minor flaws possible, still F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
190.00 
 
425 **   433-36, 526 imp

Modern Issues

1991-96, First Definitive issue, 20k-5r, complete set of four in horizontal gutter pairs and Catholicos Mkrtich I of Van, 90d brown and blue, imperforated stamp with label in top right corner sheet margin pair, full OG, NH,VF, the last one is not listed in the Cat.
95.00 
 
426  528
1996, Red Cross issue, nine imperforated stage proofs of 60d in vertical gutter pairs, including complete design, full OG, NH, VF
140.00 
 
427 **   529 imp
1996, Centenary of Cinematography, Locomotive, 60d multicolored, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
428 **   535-38, 539 imp
1996, Chess Olympiad and Tigran Petrosian, 40d and 90d, two imperforated issues in corner sheet margin blocks of four, the total is five blocks, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $560++
140.00 
 
429  540-43
1996, Wild Goat, WWF, 70d-350d, seven imperforated stage proofs for each denomination, including complete design, the total is 28 pieces, all with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF
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140.00 
 
430  560-61
1997, Europa issue, Stories and Legends, 170d and 250d, complete set of two imperforated proofs of the full design in horizontal top left corner sheet margin pairs, in addition four stage proofs of 250d, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
431 **   571 imp
1998, Tribute to Princess Diana, 250d multicolored, imperforated miniature sheet of five with label, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
432 **   

Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Collection of Modern Issues

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
375.00 
 
433    430/582

Collection of Modern Postal History Items

1992-98, 160 nicely franked pieces, including 63 addressed or unaddressed FDC and 97 covers of real commercial mail, neatly arranged on cover stockpages, fresh quality overall, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
95.00 
 
434 **   380
1936, Dollfuss, 10s dark blue, nicely centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,100
275.00 
 
435 **   556 imp
1950, Costumes, 10s gray, the high value in imperforated left sheet margin horizontal pair, printed on grayish white paper, full original gum placed vertically, NH, VF, Mi #926 xbU, €300++
95.00 
 
436 **   B110

Semi - Postal issues

1933, WIPA Philatelic Exhibition, 50g deep ultra, printed on ordinary paper, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $260
90.00 
 
437 **   C32-46

Air Post stamps

1935, Airplane over Landscapes, 5g-10s, complete set of 15, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $150
45.00 
 
438 **   C54-60
1950-53, Birds, 60g-20s, complete set of seven, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $333
70.00 
 
439 **/*   M1-21

Military stamps

1915, Emperor Franz Josef, black diagonal overprint "K.U.K. Feldpost" on 1h-10k, complete set of 21, full OG, NH (including high values) or VLH (appearing NH), mostly VF, "key" values with expert's hs, approximate C.v. $375
95.00 
 
440  B132-43 imp

Semi - Postal issues

1933, Orval Abbey, imperforated complete set of 11, the high value with bottom margin, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF and scarce, COB #363-74, €3,400
475.00 
 
441  B209-13, B736-79
1938-63, King Leopold III in Military Airplane and Belgian Bicycle League, two imperforated complete sets of five and four specimens, first ones are numbered with violet "8", the last ones have various numbers in black, no gum as produced, NH, VF
95.00 
 
442 **   B466A-B
1949, Paintings by van der Weyden and Jordaens, two souvenir sheets of three, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400
95.00 
 
443 **/*   

Belgium and Colonies Collection in Scott Specialty Album

1900-68, about 2000 mint stamps and over 30 souvenir sheets in clear mounts, representing many valuable sets and singles, including King Albert in Helmet, Great Personalities of 1952, better souvenir sheets, highly complete semi-postal with Cardinal Mercier, air post and parcel post issues with nice range of various Locomotive stamps, in addition sets and singles of Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian East Africa and Congo, nice and clean unit, full/large part of OG, NH (over 50%) or LH/hinged, F/VF or better, C.v. is over $15,000
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
1800.00 
 
444 **   
1950, 75th Anniversary of the UPU, Oil Palms, Congolese Woman, Leopard, Watusi Chief and Askari, complete set of 12 souvenir sheets, including eight for Belgian Congo and four for Ruanda-Urundi, perfect quality in every respect, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,750
700.00 
 
445 **   225 fn

Belgian Congo

1950, 75th Anniversary of the UPU, 5c- 2.50fr, complete set of eight souvenir sheets, full OG, NH, VF, COB Blocks 3A-10A, C.v. €1,800
475.00 
 
446 **   72/83

Ruanda-Urundi

1944, Oil Palms, Watusi Chief and Askari, 25c, 75c, 1f and 5f, complete set of four souvenir sheets with blank labels at left, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $520
240.00 
 
447  
1964, Assassination of Prime Minister Jigme Palden Dorji, three imperforate stamp-size photogravure proofs of unissued design, 15ch violet and black, 1nu blue and black, 1.50nu brown orange and black, each one affixed on Harrison and Sons embossed cards, size 102x127mm, two with minor reversal soiling, still fresh, VF and rare
450.00 
 
448  C1/6

Air Post stamps

1924, Aviation School, 10c, 25c and 2b, imperforated set of three, nice margins all around, full OG, LH, VF, only 100 imperforated stamps of each denomination were produced, Sanabria #8, 10 and 12, C.v. $600 (1966)
190.00 
 
449  C15 var
1930, Aviation School, red Zeppelin overprint on 25c dark blue and black, horizontal pair, left stamp with inverted overprint, while right one has double overprint, full OG, LH, VF and extremely rare, only a few such errors possible
950.00 
 
450  C13/16
1930, trial Zeppelin three-line overprint "Correo Aereo. R. S. 6-V-1930" in brown, complete setting of 25 overprints printed on thin paper, several paper folds, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, two experts' hs at the bottom right
475.00 
 
451 ** P  11-24, 25-29
1900-05, Coat Arms, 1h-5k, complete set of 11, perforation 12 1/2x6 1/2, in addition imperforated proofs on yellowish paper and very thin "Japan" paper for the first and second (value in black) sets, the total is 25 pieces, neatly arranged on hingeless Schaubek pages, stamps with full OG, NH, proofs have no gum as issued, fresh and VF, Mi C.v. €850
275.00 
 
452 */U P  30d-45d, var
1906, definitive issue, Emperor Franz Josef, Views and Scenes, 1h-5k, the total is 54 mint or used stamps with compound perforation 6 1/2, 9 1/2 or 12 1/2, with extra 5k values, in addition two die proofs of 10h and 1k in issued colors, all mounted on hingeless Schaubek pages, full OG, NH, LH/hinged or used, F/VF, C.v. is about $2,750++, Mi C.v. €3,500
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2, 3, 4
475.00 
 
453  30-45
1906, definitive issue, Emperor Franz Josef, Views and Scenes, 1h-5k, complete set of 16 imperforated plate proofs in black, printed on white thin paper, all placed on two Schaubek hingeless pages, no gum as produced, VF
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140.00 
 
454 **/*   65-85 imp
1912-14, Emperor Franz Josef, 1h-10k, imperforated complete set of 21, nice margins all around, full OG, NH (several stamps, including 10k) or VLH, VF, Mi #64-84U, €450 as hinged
140.00 
 
455  86-104
1916-17, Emperor Franz Josef, 3h-10k, complete set of 18 imperforated trial color proofs, placed on hingeless Schaubek page, full OG, mainly LH, VF
95.00