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Lots 408 - 445,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
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
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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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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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
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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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
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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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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416 **   309a
1922, Soviet issue, 10,000r black and pale rose, vertical tete-beche pair, full OG, NH, VF and undervalued in Scott
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
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
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
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
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
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++
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
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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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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.
426  528
1996, Red Cross issue, nine imperforated stage proofs of 60d in vertical gutter pairs, including complete design, full OG, NH, VF
427 **   529 imp
1996, Centenary of Cinematography, Locomotive, 60d multicolored, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
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++
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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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
431 **   571 imp
1998, Tribute to Princess Diana, 250d multicolored, imperforated miniature sheet of five with label, full OG, NH, VF
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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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
434 **   380
1936, Dollfuss, 10s dark blue, nicely centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,100
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++
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
437 **   C32-46

Air Post stamps

1935, Airplane over Landscapes, 5g-10s, complete set of 15, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $150
438 **   C54-60
1950-53, Birds, 60g-20s, complete set of seven, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $333
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
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
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
442 **   B466A-B
1949, Paintings by van der Weyden and Jordaens, two souvenir sheets of three, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400
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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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
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