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Lots 479 - 720,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #79, September 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
479  61-63
1919, 1st Anniversary of Independence, imperforated plate proofs of 10k, 35k and 1r in horizontal pairs, printed on horizontally laid paper or on an old banknote, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare items from the Postal Archives
690.00
480  64-66
1919, Warrior Slaying Dragon, 10k, 25k and 35k, imperforated plate proofs in horizontal pairs, first one with offset of red color on reverse, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare items from the Postal Archives
690.00
481 **   76, 79 var
1920-21, Sun Design, 5k red and 40k lilac, two vertical gutter tete-beche pairs with inscription on gutter, the last one with fold along the gutter, full OG, NH, VF
85.00
482 **   111-12
1922, Coat of Arms, 50r dark brown and pale brown, 100r blue and pale blue, watermark LIGAT, blocks of four, first one slightly folded along horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiples, C.v. $560++
230.00
483  

Valuable Group of Watermark Varieties

1921-36, 59 mostly mint stamps (one - CTO), representing ten different sets, showing various swastika watermark positions - upright, sideways, reversed and sideways reversed, as well as seven stamps with "LIGAT" watermark, fresh condition overall, full/large part of OG, mostly VF
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290.00
484 Mi I B, II A

Eleja (Elley)

1919, red lilac overprint "Pastmarka" on Latvian revenue stamps of 15k orange and 30k green, complete set of two used on individual pieces, manuscript date stamp, usual narrow margins, fine, each one with expert's hs on reverse
sold
485 **/*   2N12-22

West Army (General Bermondt-Avalov)

1919, black overprint "3. A." and Russian Orthodox Cross on Sun Design and Riga Liberation issues, complete set of 11, full OG, NH or hinged, VF, most stamps with expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $243
sold
486 **/*   2N23-36, 2N27a
1919, black surcharges "L. P." and new denominations on 11 perforated and 3 imperforated stamps, complete set of 14 and inverted surcharge 70k on 15k, full OG, NH (4) or LH/hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $540
sold
487  2N23/36
1919, black surcharges "L. P." and new denominations, group of 37 values, including seven blocks of four, all cancelled by Jelgava date stamp, fresh and VF, C.v. $573++
sold
488  101-13
1906, President Barclay, Animals, Birds, Flag, Mercury, the Perkins Bacon Co. imperforated plate proofs, complete set of 13, and in addition proof of 2c in slightly different colors, each item is in block of nine, mounted and framed on presentation cards, size 145x145mm, each one is numbered at the bottom, insignificant mostly reversal toning, still fresh and generally VF, one of a few complete sets of multiples possible
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
sold
489 **/*   C18/26

Air Post stamps

1941, First Flight Liberia - USA, black surcharges 50c on 4c, 5c, 10c and 30c (last one is NH), overprints on 50c (NH) and 1r (LH), full OG, VF, each one with Sanabria or J. Stolow guarantee hs, C.v. $470 as hinged
sold
490  O23 var

Official stamps

1894, Hippopotamus, red overprint in capital letters "O S" on $1 ultra and black, this overprint in green or black had been used for $2 and $5 of the set respectively, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by L. Miro
sold
491 **   115
1934, VADUZ Agriculture Exposition, 5fr brown, souvenir sheet, appropriate size and completely flawless, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,250
sold
492 **/* P  38/57 var

Proofs and Errors of the Berlin Issues

1919, Coat of Arms, 3auk in pair and a single of 5auk, imperforated proofs of the 2nd issue; 50sk in vertical strip of four, imperforated horizontally, 75sk perforated pair and imperforated strip of four with inverted and shifted center, all from the 4th issue, full OG (proofs no gum as produced), mainly NH, F/VF
sold
493  207
1923, Lithuanian Cross, 25c deep blue, printed on paper with watermark Intersecting Diamonds, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $750
sold
494 */U   

Nice Collection on Schaubek Hingeless Pages

1918-96, 770 mostly mint stamps and 10 souvenir sheets, starting with 2nd Vilnius issue, some Berlin issues, definitive sets, including postage, semi-postal and air post material, among better Postal Doves w/o watermark (#C34 and #CB3), Lituanica II and Vaitkus overprints, fresh quality overall, full OG, NH (some early and all modern issues), LH/hinged or used, F/VF, C.v. is over $2,500
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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
sold
495  
1991, Endangered Species, 1000r multicolored, complete set of six plate proofs with control angles at corners, printed on thick glazed paper, cut from composite proof sheetlet of six, each one with black overprint "Prueba"(Proof) on reverse, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare, reportedly only 45 sets were sold, the only uncut sheet retained in the Mexican Postal Museum
sold
496  Sanabria #14

Air Post stamps

1929, Eagle, imperforated proof of 25c in green and brown, horizontal pair, nice four-side margins, full OG, hinged, VF and scarce, only 50 stamps were produced, C.v. $600 (1966)
575.00
497  C141
1944, Symbol of Flight, set of three essays of not approved design for 50c in various color combinations, all are in blocks of four with perfin "Muestra" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see the backside
230.00
498  O193a

Official stamps

1927, inverted black overprint "Oficial" on Post Office 5p green and black, full OG, previously hinged, VF, MEPSI certificate, the stamp is listed, but has no price in Scott Cat.
170.00
499 **   137/40, var
1937-38, surcharges on Postage Due stamps, block of four 40(c)/60c red, bottom right stamp with small "0", horizontal pair 65(c)/1fr blue, left stamp with wide "6", horizontal pair 85(c)/1fr blue, right stamps with spaced"8" and "5" varieties, full OG, NH, VF, Dallay #155/58, a, €631++
115.00
500  1
1924, Scepter of Indra, 1c multicolored on beige paper, perforation 13 1/2, bottom right corner sheet margin horizontal strip of four with perfin "Obrazets" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and very rare, especially without invalidating perforation
sold
501  2
1924, Scepter of Indra, 2c multicolored on olive green paper, perforation 10, left sheet margin block of eight (4x2), perfin "Obrazets" and invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
sold
502  4
1924, Scepter of Indra, 10c multicolored on gray blue paper, perforation 13 1/2, top right corner sheet margin horizontal strip of four, perfin "Obrazets" and invalidating perforation across the design, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
sold
503 **   175a
1959, Mongolian Language Congress, 40m multicolored, top right corner sheet margin horizontal pair, imperforated vertically between stamps and on the right, full OG, NH, VF
170.00
504 **   181 var
1959, Congress of Rural Economy, 30m green, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, full OG, NH, VF
115.00
505 **   403 fn
1955, Pope Pius issue, complete unissued set of 12, designed and produced by Jeffries Banknote Co., CA, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
sold
506    
1844, entire free-frank letter with enquiry from Commander of 4th Artillery Brigade located in suburb of Warsaw to Tambov Gubernia Nobility, red Warsaw ds, military wax seal, VF
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115.00
507    
1854, stampless entire letter from Warsaw to Paris, tied by red Warsaw postmark, delivered with TPO "Breslau - Berlin", all appropriate markings and Paris arrival ds, VF
110.00
508 (*)   1
1860, 10k blue and rose, clean unused single with fresh colors and nice apparently intact perforation, expertly regummed, VF appearance
sold
509 (*)   1 var
1860, 10k blue and rose, very well looking single with plate flaws at all four value tablets, most significant at the top left showing jointed "10" variety, small thin in the middle, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance
sold
510 **   346a
1945, brown surcharge (type 1, form 2) 1.50zl on Goznak stamp of 25gr deep red, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by J. Rublewski, C.v. $650
sold
511 **   346 var
1945, two stamps with inverted brown surcharge (type 1 and 2) 1.50zl on Goznak stamps of 25gr deep red, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by L. Schmutz and Z. Korszen, Fischer C.v. PLN1,200=US$325
sold
512 **   364 var
1945, inverted brown surcharge 1zl on Goznak stamp of 50gr dark green, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by Z. Korszen, Fischer C.v. PLN500
sold
513  12-13, 19, 23

Russian stamps used in Kingdom of Poland

1865-66, 1k, 3k and 10k, the total is 11 stamps without watermark or on horizontally laid paper bearing various cancellations, among better No.56, 211, 241, 278, and two different types of Warsaw Rail Road markings, nice and fresh condition, mostly VF
170.00
514  

Non-Postal Stamps

1918, "Das Erloste Polen" (Redeemed Poland), commemorating Liberation of Poland after the World War I, group of nine embossed labels, printed in Vienna, nice and very fresh, VF
sold
515 **   594a/701a
1940-49, Memorable Dates, Native People, Brotero, President Carmona, Bank of Portugal, Women Heads and Great Personalities, nine souvenir sheets (seven different), large ones with minor gum waves as always(no creasing), post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,410
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
460.00
516 **   C1-10 imp

Air Post stamps

1936-41, Shield and Propeller, $1.50-$50, imperforated complete set of ten, each one with right sheet margin, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, only limited quantity imperforated sets were printed, all with Sanabria guarantee hs
690.00
517  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with numeral watermark "1", enlarged margins, cancelled on a piece by Riga circular pre-philatelic marking "Apr. 1858", VF and an eye-catching item, SC #1
sold
518  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with nice margins at sides and clear at the top and bottom, numeral watermark "1", a part of Tauroggen "June 1858" pre- philatelic cancellation, mostly VF
sold
519  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with balanced margins at three sides and short at bottom right, broken serif at left of "1" on "10" under oval inscription, cancelled by "9" inside oval dotted cancellation(Tauroggen), fresh and very rare variety of Number 1
sold
520 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "1" watermark, fresh colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, SC #2
N/A
521  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "2" watermark, intense colors, bright and fresh single, full OG, LH, VF and rare in premium condition, PF certificate, SC #3
N/A
522 (*)   3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "2" watermark, very well centering, fresh quality, unused, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #3
N/A
523  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "2", large part of "Нижегор: Ярм." (N. Novgorod Trade Fair) cancellation, minor perf irregularities at the top, still unblemished colors, fresh, VF and extremely rare early Nizhny Novgorod Yarmarka marking, especially on No.3
575.00
524  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, tiny thin at right mostly on margin, still fresh condition, no gum, VF appearance
sold
525 (*)   4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "3" watermark, beautifully centered, unused, no gum, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, A. Diena certificate, SC #4
N/A
526  4
1858, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "3", postal cancellation "Vilno Train Station 15.Mar.1869", slight facial scratch at left, fresh quality otherwise, VF appearance
sold
527  5-8
1864, 1k, 3k and 5k, complete set of three with perforation 12 1/2, fresh colors and intact perforation, full or large part of OG (5k has small translucent spot), VF, SC #8-10
sold
528  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, nicely centered with intact perforation, full OG, hinged, VF, SC #8
sold
529    9, 12, 22
1869, five stamps, including 20k with perforation 12 1/2, three stamps of 1k on paper without watermark and 5k on horizontally laid paper, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseille, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF, an interesting postal history item bearing mixed franking of three different issues, ex-Liphschutz
860.00
530 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, top right corner sheet margin block of four, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #CT2
sold
531  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice and fresh colors, intact perforation, the "key" value of the set, full original, but uneven gum, showing natural flows, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, SC #15
sold
532 **   19-25, var
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, four stamps with sheet margins (all are NH), in addition color shades of 3k and 5k (both are VLH), full OG, VF, SC #17-22, var
sold
533 **   19c
1868, 1k black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF and scarce never hinged, SC #23
sold
534 **   20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, tiny soiling at top corner perforation tips, mentioned for accuracy only, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #18 I, not priced never hinged
sold
535  22a
1866, 5k black and gray, error of color, printed on horizontally laid paper, stunning quality single, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, SC #19a
sold
536  22 var
1866, 5k blue black and pale lilac, color variety printed on horizontally laid paper, nice and very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and very scarce, SC #19b
sold
537  23 var
1866, 10k brown and blue printed on horizontally laid paper, "kalach" variety at the top left value tablet, neat postal cancellation, minor top right corner imperfection, nevertheless fresh and F/VF, SC #20 Kb
sold
538  23a
1868, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, choice single with intact perforation, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #26
sold
539  23
1866, perforated (14 1/2x15) proof of 10k in brown and blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper without watermark, bright colors and excellent embossing, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, especially in such quality, this proof had been issued for the Paris Exposition of 1867, according to enclosed Cherrystone Stamp Center certificate only one pane of 25 had been printed, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge
sold
540  25 var
1866, 30k rose and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, broken frame line at the top and rounded top right corner of groundwork varieties, full OG, VLH, VF
sold
541 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, all are bottom or corner margin singles printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
sold
542 **/*   26-30, 27g
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, in addition stamp of 7k in pale gray shade variety, all printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH (10k and 20k), VF, SC #29 -32, 33, b
sold
543  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, partially omitted outer frame on the left, with additional break in circle of the right value tablet, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare plate error
sold
544  20c/28a
1868-79, 3k, 5k and 30k; 2k, 7k and 8k, set of six printed on vertically laid paper, each stamp is postally used, no defects, fresh quality, mostly VF, SC #18/33 I
sold
545  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, horizontal pair printed on horizontally laid paper, both stamps with center offset on reverse, full OG, VLH, VF
sold
546 **   31-38, var
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, in addition color shade varieties of 2k x2 and 3k x2, nice quality unit, full OG, NH (3k pale red is LH), VF
sold
547  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, complete set of two printed on vertically laid paper, nicely centered and unusually fresh condition, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #42-43
sold
548 **   41-45, 46-54, var
1889-92, 4k-1r, 1k-7r, two complete sets printed on horizontally laid paper, in addition color shades of 10k and 20k x2 from the first set and 1k and 5k from the second one, nice quality group, full OG, NH (three varieties are LH), mostly VF, SC #52-56, 57-65, var
sold
549 **   41-45, var
1889, 4k-1r, complete set of six with additional color shade of 4k in red, blocks of four printed on horizontally laid paper, all but one with sheet margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH (one stamp of 4k red is VLH), VF, SC #52-56, var
sold
550 **   46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, complete set of 11, including color shades of 1k and 3k, blocks of four printed on horizontally laid paper, most with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiples, SC #57-65, var
sold
551  42/50 var
1889-92, 10k and two of 50k; 2k, 3k and 7k in block of four, all printed on horizontally laid paper, offsets of frame, center or background, full OG, mainly LH (three stamps are NH), VF
Click here to see the front of the stamps
sold
552    46/49, 56
1902, registered cover from St. Petersburg to Boston, franked on reverse by six values - five on horizontally and one (2k) on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, mostly VF
115.00
553 **/*   47 var, 60a
1892-1902, 2k green on horizontally laid paper, background is strongly shifted to the bottom left (LH), in addition 10k dark blue on vertically laid paper, block of six with inverted background (NH, but with a hint of toning), both with full OG, VF appearance, SC #45 var, 76 Tc
Click here to see enlarged fragment
115.00
554  51
1889, die proof of 14k in blue and rose, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, fitted for actual stamp size with short margin at the top, creased at the upper part of stamp, still rare item in collectible quality, no gum as produced, F/VF appearance, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #62
170.00
555  53-54
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, set of two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH, mostly VF, SC #64-65
N/A
556 **   55-70, var
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 27, including nine shade varieties and inverted groundwork on 10k, printed on vertically laid paper, nice and choice unit, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SC #66-82, var
sold
557  56/63 var
1902-04, 2k, 4k, 4k, 7k in pair, 10k x2, 20k, group of eight values printed on vertically laid paper, each one with shifted background or center, full OG, mainly LH (two stamps are NH), VF
sold
558 **/*   56/61 var
1902-04, 2k, 3k, 4k, 7k and 20k, last three in horizontal pairs, eight stamps printed on vertically laid paper, each one with full or partial offset on reverse, full OG, NH or LH (3), VF
sold
559  57b
1902, 3k carmine, a single with double impression, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $275, SC #68 Th
sold
560 **/*   57C, 60, 68
1904, 4k, 10k and 1r, set of three in blocks of four, printed on vertically laid paper, 4k and 1r with corner sheet margins, full OG, NH or LH (two left stamps of 10k), VF
sold
561 */U   58d, 59a
1902, 5k lilac and 7k blue, two values printed on vertically laid paper, both have completely omitted background, first one has full OG, LH, the last one is postally used, VF and rare, SC #69-70 Ta
sold
562  59 var
1902, 7k blue on vertically laid paper, design printed on gum side, LH on ungummed front, SC #70 Td
sold
563  60c
1904, 10k dark blue on vertically laid paper, double printing of the background variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #76 Tb
sold
564  62 var
1904, 15k lilac brown and blue on vertically laid paper, design is printed on gum side, LH on ungummed front, VF, SC #81 Tg
sold
565 **/*   62, 64 var
1904, 15k and 25k, complete 15th issue of two values, printed on vertically laid paper, each one has strongly misplaced center variety, full OG, NH (15k) or VLH, VF, SC #81-82 Tc
sold
566  62b
1904, 15k lilac brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, center is inverted, neat postal cancellation, fresh and VF, H. Bloch and H. Grobe certificates, SC #81 Tb
sold
567 **/*   63
1904, 20k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH or LH (one bottom stamps and gutter), VF, SC #77
sold
568 **   66
1904, 50k violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, top sheet margin vertical gutter block of four, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple of the "key" value, SC #78
sold
569  68 var
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair with strongly misplaced vertical and horizontal perforation, full OG, LH, VF, SC #80 var
sold
570  70 var
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, strong shift of black color to the top right, causing Eagle shifted to the bottom left, slight diagonal paper bend, full OG, LH, fine and a spectacular error, SC #74 Pc
sold
571  78b
1909, 7k light blue, imperforated single on paper with vertical varnish lines, enlarged margins, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by O. Roumet, SC #99 Pa
sold
572 **   79 var
1912-17, 10k dark blue, design printed on gum side, vertical varnish lines on ungummed front, NH, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #100 var
sold
573  79
1909, perforated proof of 10k in light blue, printed on wove paper without varnish lines, three instead of two lines of inner oval, nice condition, no gum as produced, VF and scarce, Raritan Stamps guarantee, SC #100
sold
574 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, double impression, one is albino on reverse, but with offset on face, top sheet margin horizontal pair, lightly folded between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and absolutely gorgeous and very rare item, SC #102
345.00
575 **/*   82-83, 86 var
1912-17, 20k, two of 25k and 70k, two stamps with offset of frame, shifted offset of center and double center varieties, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
115.00
576 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17 in horizontal or vertical (1r) pairs, some with sheet or corner margins, left stamp of 2r with facial very slight blue ink offset, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #109- 25
sold
577 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 15k in pale brown, color variety causing by ink shortage, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C2
N/A
578 **   107, 116 var
1915-16, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 20k olive green and 3k carmine rose, offset of the reversal text on the face variety, no gum as produced, NH, VF, SC #C3, C6 var
115.00
579 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, block of four with dramatic shift of horizontal perforation, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
N/A
580  107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated single with additional inverted offset on the face, no gum as produced, VLH, VF, SC #C3 Pa var
115.00
581 **   107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, double impression of the design variety, bottom left corner sheet margin of 24 (6x4), no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce multiple, SC #C3 Pa var
N/A
582 **/*   108-09, 108b
1915-18, 5r and 10r, two blocks of four (5r with perforation 12 1/2) and a single, each item with offset of frame or center on gum side, one stamp of 10r with slight crease, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp), VF, SC #134-35, 134A var
Click here to see the front
115.00
583 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and grey, yellow background is inverted variety, left sheet margin horizontal pair, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #135 var
sold
584 **   112-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1(k)/1k-2(k)/2k, 1k-3k, complete set of five values, no gum as issued, NH, VF
sold
585 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-6
230.00
586 **   131d
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, bottom right corner sheet margin imperforated block of six with two "V" labels printed on paper with vertical vanish lines, double impression of the background (one of which is seriously misplaced), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,200++
N/A
587 **   87h
1919, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, imperforated complete sheet of 50, printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, background is significantly shifted to the lop left, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,375 for hinged single stamps w/o variety, SC #R07 var
N/A
588    

Ship Mail

1846, Entire bill of loading for package addressed to Russian Academy of Sciences, sent from London on June 2, 1846, delivered by steamship "Victory" to Kronstadt, where three-line pre-philatelic"Kronstadt. Parakhod. 30 May. 1846" (Julian calendar) date stamp was applied, St. Petersburg next day boxed receiver, mounted on page from the Dr. Casey Collection, VF and scarce
sold
589    
1907, stationery postcard 4k red to Tsuruga, written in Japanese, tied by Tsuruga ds and boxed "Paquebot" marking upon arrival, mostly VF
170.00
590    
1908, postal stationery card 4k red, addressed to Kobe, written in Japanese, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Company, tied with black oval letter "d" marking, Tsuruga transit and Kobe arrival ds, VF
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345.00
591    
1910, postcard (view of Odessa Port), franked by 3k red, addressed to Kharkov, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of Crimea-Caucasus Steamship Line, tied by blue boxed steamship "20.6.10" date stamp and above that by Odessa "22.6.10" machine cancellation, Kharkov arrival marking is alongside, VF and rare
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575.00
592    
1910, cover addressed to Switzerland, franked by 10k light blue, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Nikolayevsk", tied with oval steamship ds, arrival marking on reverse, VF and scarce, S. Sismondo certificate
sold
593    
1910, PPC from Chernyayevo (Amur Gub.) to Blagoveschensk, franked by 3k red, delivered with a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Sretensk", all appropriate markings, slightly rounded corners, mostly VF
290.00
594  42/135

Nice Starting Collection

1889-1917, 77 mint stamps, neatly arranged on pages from a Collection, including some better sets and singles, highlights included: 5r and 10r of 1906, Romanov Dynasty issue, imperforated set of 1917and some others, fresh quality overall, generally full OG (one stamp - used), F/VF or better, SC.v. 42,000P
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
sold
595    

Moscow Unnumbered TPO Postal History Items on Exhibition Pages

1914-16, three postcards and one cover, representing TPO markings "Sergievo - Moscow", "Moscow - Ramenskoye", "Ramenskoye - Moscow" and"Golitsino - Moscow", the last one is unrecorded, fresh, mostly VF and rare group
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2, 3, 4
575.00
596 **   149a
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k ultra, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around, full OG, NH, VF, SC #1 Pa
sold
597 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, top sheet margin example, imperforated at the top, perfect centering, full OG, NH, VF, SC #2 Pc
sold
598 **   181 var
1921, 100r orange, printed on ordinary paper, block of four with complete offset of the design on gum side, in addition 300r green on thin paper in block of four, both with full OG, NH, VF, SC #8 and #11 PP
N/A
599  186 var
1921, 1000r carmine, printed on ordinary paper, locally perforated (11 1/2) in Rostov-on-Don, large part of appropriate cancellation, slight wrinkles, still F/VF and very scarce
sold
600 **   186
1921, 1000r carmine, printed on ordinary paper, four complete sheets of 50, three with vertical gutter in the middle of different width and one without gutter (scarce), insignificant marginal flaws possible, nice and fresh unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #13
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2, 3, 4
sold
601    181-86
1922, cover locally addressed in Petrograd, franked on reverse by 11 stamps, including complete second definitive set of 100r-1000r, tied by "13.Feb.1922" date stamp, machine arrival "14-2-22" marking, mostly VF
sold
602  187
1921, New Russia Triumphant, proof of 40r in gray violet, small size stamp (small angle of watermark - down), right margin block of four, no gum as produced, VF and rare multiple, SC #Pr(7 I)
860.00
603  187
1921, New Russia Triumphant, proof of 40r in gray violet, large size stamp (small angle of watermark to the right), block of four, full OG, NH or VLH (top stamps), VF, SC Pr (7 III)
N/A
604  195c
1922, black error surcharge (7mm spacing) 1.0000r on 40r slate, basic stamp is large size, nice quality item, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, expertized by Z. Mikulski, owner's hs on reverse, SC #39 IIKa
sold
605 **   197 var
1922, red surcharge 5000r on 2r pale brown, block of four, bottom stamps without overprint, while on top ones surcharge significantly misplaced, full OG, NH, VF, scarce and spectacular item, SC #29, var
sold
606  201b
1922, black diagonal surcharge (7500r) on (250r) violet, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, only a small part of surcharge and 1/4 of the stamp design remained due to foldover, full OG, LH, VF
115.00
607  201e
1922, blue black diagonal litho surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #46
N/A
608  204
1922, 10,000r light blue, printed on watermarked "vertical diamonds" paper, letter "A" as a part of overprint "Obrazets", full OG, LH, VF
170.00
609  210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, three stamps of typo (!) printing in slightly different shades, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #54 I
N/A
610 **   211a
1922, 5th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 5r yellow and black, complete pane of 25 printed on thin (0.05mm) paper, full OG, NH, VF, pane of 10r is added fro comparison, SC #59 PP, C.v. 262,500P
sold
611 **/*   218b/27b
1922-23, double "Star" surcharges, five values - four typo and one litho (100r/15k), full OG, NH or LH (40r/15k and 100r/15k), VF, each stamp with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, SC #66/79 Tc
N/A
612 **   223 var
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 5r on 20k blue and red, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #081A
N/A
613  240b var
1923, peasant 5r blue, imperforated single with open pre-printing paper fold (l'accordeon) variety, full OG, LH, VF, SC #0111 var
sold
614    AR4a

Postal Revenue stamps

1922, American Relief Administration postcard from Odessa to Pittsburgh, franked by five values, four of which are Saving stamps of 25k black on brown inverted (!) network, machine Odessa cancellation, fresh and VF, usually these items did not receive arrival ds
sold
615    

Stationery Items
Practically Complete Advertising Postcards Collection

1926-34, 304 mostly unused (24 - used) postcards bearing various pre-printed advertisements, minimal duplication of only 8 pieces, 296different items promoted Postal Service, Banking, Agriculture and Industry, Airplanes and Dirigibles, Intourist and others topics, many scarce items throughout, VF and valuable unit
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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, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76
sold
616    
1939, Specimen of COD (Cash on Delivery) both sides pre-printed envelope, wax seal and Main Post Office "10.4.39" date stamp with text "Gosshtampsviaz. Obrazets", VF and rare item from the Postal Archives
N/A
617    
1965-72, Artist Anatoly Kalashnikov's projects of illustrated stationery envelopes, four items commemorating Ivan Goncharov and Mikhail Kalinin, the Ark of Bukhara and Arms of the City of Lviv, printed on glossy thin cardboard in various sizes, two signed by artist at the bottom, fresh condition (Goncharov with slight traces of previous mounts), VF and scarce group
N/A
618 **   250 var
1923, Petrograd definitive issue, worker 1k orange, litho printing, harrow perforation 14 1/2x15, bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, flawless condition, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, SC #13 var
sold
619 **   270 var
1924, Lenin Mourning issue, 6k red and black, middle frame, perforated single with black color shifted to the top right, invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF, SC #32 var
sold
620 **   274 var
1923, definitive issue, worker 4k carmine, typo printing, imperforated single with double impression, full OG, NH, VF, SC #24 Ta
sold
621  276 imp var
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 1k orange, typo printing, side margin imperforated horizontal strip of five, perfin "Obrazets", perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives, imperforated stamps of 1khave never been officially issued, SC #39 imp
1150.00
622  277 imp
1924-25, definitive issue, peasant 2k green, typo printing, side margin imperforated horizontal strip of five, perfin "Obrazets", full OG, NH, VF, SC #040 Pa
N/A
623 **   279 var
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 4k carmine, typo printing, perforation 14 1/2x15, double impression, full OG, NH, VF, SC #42 var
sold
624  285
1925, soldier 10k deep blue, trial typo printing on thin chalk-surfaced paper, perforation 12 with slight irregularities at right, fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
1725.00
625  289
1924-25, definitive issue, peasant 50k brown, typo printing, perforation 14 1/2x15, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF centering, SC #54
sold
626 **   290 imp var
1924-25, definitive issue, soldier 1r red and brown, typo printing, imperforated horizontal pair with double impression, minor usual gum waves as always exists, perfect quality item, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, SC #055 Pa var
N/A
627  292b
1924-25, soldier 3r dark brown and pale green, typo printing, type I, perforation 13 1/2x10, fresh condition, full OG, LH, F/VF centering, neat owner's hs on reverse, SC #57A
sold
628 **   293
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 5r dark blue and gray brown, perforation 13 1/2, horizontal strip of seven, two complete perfins "Obrazets", horizontal invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF, SC #58
170.00
629  294
1925, Lenin Mausoleum, imperforated proof of 7k in olive brown, printed on thick security Goznak paper, no gum as issued, NH, VF
sold
630    294-97
1925, Lenin Mausoleum, 7k-40k, imperforated complete set of four, used on registered cover from 1st All-Union Philatelic Exhibition in Moscow to Saratov, tied by special Exhibition "26.1.25" postmark, arrival ds on reverse, VF
sold
631  300 var
1925, Lenin Mausoleum, 20k carmine lake, printed on thick paper, horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, in a red dot over Mausoleum variety, full OG, LH, VF and very scarce stamp with triple variety, SC #74w
345.00
632 **   325, imp
1925-26, definitive issue, worker 5r dark blue and gray brown, perforated and imperforated blocks of four printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, the last one with right sheet margin, full OG, NH, VF, SC #97, 0150
N/A
633 **   Standard #0121-27
1926, definitive issue on improved white paper, 7k-5r, imperforated complete set of eight, most with sheet margins, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
sold
634  Standard #0121
1926, definitive issue, worker, complete set of five imperforated trial color proofs of 8k in yellow, green, carmine, blue and red lilac, printed on white improved paper, sheet margin horizontal pairs, flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce set
sold
635 **   Standard #0125, 0127
1926, definitive issue on improved paper, 2r rose and green and 5r dark blue and gray brown, two imperforated blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
170.00
636 **   342-44
1926, definitive issue, Vladimir Lenin, 1r-3r, complete set of three, horizontal watermark Borders and Rosettes, full OG, NH, VF, SC #128-30
sold
637  343 var
1926, definitive stamp, Vladimir Lenin, 2r black violet, vertical watermark Borders and Rosettes, enlarged single due to shift of top perforation, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, SC #129 var
115.00
638 **   366-72, var
1927, black surcharge 8k on Postage Due stamps of 1k- 14k, complete set of seven, printed on watermarked paper, surcharge on 3k stamp with inverted "P" in "Pochtovaya" variety, which is very scarce, full OG, NH, VF, Scott #366-72
sold
639  
1927, handpainted essay of definitive stamp showing Red Army soldier of 5r black and bister, size 60x113mm, minor paper adhesion on reverse, fresh and VF, this essay had been submitted for postage stamp design competition dedicated to 10th Anniversary of the October Revolution
345.00
640 **   386/400
1927-28, Second definitive issue, 5k-80k, set of nine in blocks of four, including all the "key" values, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #190/201
N/A
641 **   426 var
1929, Third definitive issue, peasant 80k yellow brown, left sheet margin single will missing most part of yellow background, paper adhesion at the bottom perforation, otherwise full OG, NH, VF appearance, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #240 Ta
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sold
642 **   427-30
1929-30, Industrialization, 5k-28k, complete set in blocks of four, top left stamp of 20k with a spot on "и" variety, this block is folded once along horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF, SC #245-47
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170.00
643 (*)   429a
1929, Iron Furnace, 20k green, perforation L10 3/4 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, intact perforation and very fresh unused single, expertly regummed, VF appearance of this rare perforation variety, SC #247A
sold
644 **/U   437 var
1930, Volkhov Power Station, 3r yellow green and dark brown, two singles with comb perforation 12x12 1/2, each one with large spots (green or brown) variety, full OG, NH or postally used, VF, SC #242 var
115.00
645  486 fn
1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, souvenir sheet of four, printed on thin cardboard, favor Exhibition cancel "-5.12.32" in red at the top right, slightly rounded corners and a hint of foxing as typical for this sheet, VF and very rare, especially in used condition, P. Buchsbayew certificate
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N/A
646 **   487-88
1933, Leningrad Philatelic Exhibition, red surcharges 30k on 15k and 70k on 35k, complete set of two, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by L. Hovest, SC #315-16
sold
647    487
1933, Leningrad Philatelic Exhibition, maximum card used for Moscow Exhibition, but with additional blue overprint "Leningrad. State Museum of Revolution" on front, franked by three values including red overprint 35k on 15kbrown black on reverse, tied by Exhibition postmark and sent by registered mail from Leningrad to Harbin, trace of hinge on front, sill VF
sold
648 **   489-509
1933, Ethnographic issue, 1k-35k, complete set of 21, occasional gum wrinkles possible, nice and fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, F/VF and difficult set in sound condition, SC #317-37
sold
649  501
1933, Ethnographic issue, Tajiks, trial color perforated (11 1/2) proof of 15k in brown, phototype printing, a part of "T" red overprint "Project", two translucent tips of perforation, fresh quality single removed from a presentation card and gummed, F/VF and scarce, SC #334
sold
650  520
1933, Baku Commissars, trial color perforated proof of 5k in brown, perforation 13 3/4, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, gummed, fresh and VF, SC #346
N/A
651  521
1933, Baku Commissars, perforated trial color proof of 20k in brown, perforation 13 3/4, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, LH, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate, SC #347
860.00
652  523
1933, Baku Commissars, trial color perforated proof of 40k in red, perforation 13 3/4, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, fresh, gummed, VF, SC #349
860.00
653  527
1934, Lenin Mausoleum, perforated (11 1/2) proof of 20k in myrtle green (issued color), printed on the same paper which had been used for common stamps, but with narrow margins and numerous printing distinctions, most important is solid plate and value tablet instead of checkered value tablet of an issued stamp, perforation separated by scissors, gummed, mostly VF and very rare, SC #363
N/A
654 **   531-32
1934, Sverdlov and Nogin, 10k ultramarine and 15k red, complete set of two, nice centering, full OG, NH, VF, SC #367-68
sold
655 **   540-45
1934, First Decade without Lenin, 1k-30k, complete set of six, 5k and 30k with tiny spots of skipped gum, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #381-86
sold
656  544, var
1934, First Decade without Lenin, 20k orange and ultramarine, horizontal pair, left stamp with a blue spot on the flag at left, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #385, var
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115.00
657  544
1934, First Decade without Lenin, perforated (11) trial color proof of 20k in violet brown and blue, perforation separated by scissors, fresh, no gum, VF and scarce, SC #385
sold
658  551-54
1935, Moscow Subway, 5k-20k, complete set of four, each stamp with "Specimen" overprint, two types of overprint noted, fresh quality, full OG, LH, VF, SC #402-05
N/A
659  559-68
1935, Moscow Spartacist Games, 1k-40k, complete set of ten, full OG, LH, VF, SC #406-15
sold
660 **   577c
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 3k greenish black and violet, perforation 11, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce, SC #429A Pb, C.v. 150,000P
sold
661  579b
1935, Leo Tolstoy, 20k green and black brown, perforation 11, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, neatly cancelled, VF, C.v. $1,100, SC #431A Pf
sold
662  580-81
1935, Revolutionary Heroes, Mikhail Frunze and Nikolai Bauman, trial color perforated (13 1/4) proofs of 2k and 4k in brown black, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, text at the bottom thinner then on issued stamps, fresh, no gum, probably removed from presentation card, VF and very rare, ex-M. Liphschutz Collection, SC #432-33
sold
663  584a
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 2k brown red, perforation 11, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, CTO with full OG, VF, SC #436 Pd
sold
664  585 var
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 3k dark blue, perforation 14, spectacular plate shift, appears as double impression, neat corner cancellation, fresh VF, a common stamp is added for comparison, SC #437A var
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85.00
665 **   586, var
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, 5k rose lake, perforation 14, vertical pair, bottom stamp with "thin sickle" variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #438A, var
sold
666  586
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, perforated (13 3/4) trial color proof of 5k in dark blue, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF and rare, SC #438
N/A
667  587
1936, Pioneers Helping Post, perforated (13 3/4) trial color proof of 10k in dark violet, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF and rare
N/A
668 **   603b
1937, Architectural Projects, 40k violet, vertical imperforated strip of four, folded between first and second stamps, nice quality otherwise, full OG, NH, VF and rare multiple, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #466 Pa
N/A
669 **   606-09
1937, Felix Dzerzhinsky, 10k-80k, complete set in corner sheet margin unfolded blocks of four, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #469-72
sold
670  610a
1938, Shota Rustaveli, 20k green, comb perforation 12 1/2x12 instead of L12 1/2, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF and rare in such quality, SC #487A
sold
671 **   616b
1936, definitive issue, factory worker 10k dark blue, horizontal imperforated pair with gutter and control line in the middle, folded along the gutter as always, nice quality otherwise, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, only a few such gutter pairs recorded, each stamp with J. Stolow guarantee hs, SC #441 Pa
N/A
672 **   622, var
1939, definitive issue, Vladimir Lenin, 10r indigo, printed on paper without watermark, side margin horizontal strip of eight, imperforated on the left, full OG, NH, VF, SC #585 II, Pb
sold
673 **   627a-28a
1938, North Pole Flight, 40k green and carmine and 80k carmine, imperforated complete set of two, nice margins, full OG, NH, VF, SC #485-86 Pa, C.v. 195,000P
sold
674 **   629-35
1938, 20th Anniversary of the Red Army, 10k-1r, complete set of seven, perfectly centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #490-96
sold
675  633 var
1938, 20th Anniversary of the Red Army, 50k gray black and red, right sheet margin single on thick paper, imperforated on the right, CTO with full OG (LH), VF, SC #494 Pd
sold
676 **   635, var
1938, 20th Anniversary of the Red Army, 1r black and red, printed on ordinary white paper, unfolded right part of a sheet (block of 50), stamp on position 30 with white spot in front of "1918" along with other plating varieties, full OG, NH, VF, SC #496B, var, C.v. $100,000P
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170.00
677 **/*   646a
1938, Papanin's Expedition, 50k blue, bottom sheet margin imperforated block of four, two top stamps with minor facial abrasion, nice quality multiple, full OG, NH (bottom stamps are completely all right) or LH (top stamps), VF and extremely rare multiple, SC #518 Pa, C.v. 1,288,000P as singles
N/A
678 **   666-77
1938, Views of Crimea and Caucasus, 5k-1r, complete set in unfolded blocks of four, excellent quality in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and difficult set of multiples, SC #526-37
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sold
679  666 var
1938, View of Yalta, 5k brown, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, neatly cancelled, VF, SC #527 Pc
115.00
680  687 var
1938, Moscow Subway, 10k brown lilac, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, CTO with full OG (LH), VF, SC #547 Pd
sold
681 **   706-12
1939, Moscow Reconstruction, 10k-1r, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, a few tiny specks on 10k and 80k blocks, nice and unfolded otherwise, full OG, NH, VF, SC #566-72
sold
682    721-23
1939, Taras Shevchenko, complete set of three and Ukrainian stamp with portrait of Shevchenko, used on registered cover from Leningrad to Switzerland in 1941 (additional 40k franking is on reverse), postmarked on arrival, VF and interesting specialized item
sold
683    728 var
1939, All-Union Agriculture Exhibition, specially produced envelope sent by registered mail in Moscow, franked by two values and in addition bearing Agriculture Emblem stamp of 30k orange with perforation L12 1/2, appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF and a spectacular piece
115.00
684  730 var
1939, Agriculture Exhibition, 50k red brown, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #597 Pc
sold
685  733 var
1939, Agriculture Exhibition, 1r blue, comb perforation 12x12 1/2, raster vertical diamonds, neat corner cancellation, fresh, VF and extremely rare perforation variety, which is known in used condition only, SC #600A var
1150.00
686 **   734, var
1939, definitive issue, miner 5k red, right sheet margin block of four, top right stamp with "6" instead of "5" variety (white stroke on value tablet, position 60), full OG, NH, VF, SC #606, var
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sold
687 **/*   735 var
1947, definitive issue, soldier 15k gray green, offset printing, bottom sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH or LH (top left stamp), VF, SC #1055, C.v. 120,000P
sold
688 **   736 var
1939, definitive issue, aviator 30k blue, typo printing, block of four, complete offset of the design on gum side, full OG, NH, VF, SC #608 Ta
sold
689  736 var
1946, definitive issue, aviator 30k blue, litho printing, very well centering, full OG, LH, VF, SC #988
sold
690 **   745-48
1939, Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin, 15k-60k, complete set in unfolded blocks of four, slight gum waves on 60k, fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #609-12
115.00
691    749-56
1939, Soviet Sanatoria, 5k-80k, complete set of eight used on registered pre-printed cover from Moscow to Cleveland, OH, tied by Moscow "23.11.39" date stamp (presumably the first day of issue), NYC and Cleveland receivers on the back, VF
sold
692  758 var
1939, Mikhail Lermontov, 30k dark green and brown black, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, neatly cancelled, VF, SC #622 Pc
sold
693 **   773 var
1940, Arctic Voyage of Ice-Breaker "Georgy Sedov", 30k violet, perforation L12 1/4 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, raster vertical diamonds, full OG, NH, F/VF and very scarce, SC #637A
sold
694 **   776-79, var
1940, Vladimir Mayakovsky, 15k-80k, complete set of four, in addition stamp of 60k with perforation L12 1/2, raster vertical diamonds, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SC #640 -43, 642(2)
sold
695 **   827-28, 831
1941, Red Army and Navy, 20k, 30k and 1r, all with comb perforation, horizontal pairs with gutter in the middle, full OG, NH, VF, SC #697-98A, 701A
sold
696 **   859
1941, People's Militia, 30k blue, unfolded block of four, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #727
sold
697  908 var
1943, Tehran Conference, 3r blue black, red and light blue, red color is printed twice variety, CTO with full OG (NH), VF, SC #785 Ta
sold
698 **   909-10
1944, Ivan Turgenev, 30k gray green and 60k violet, complete set in unfolded top right corner sheet margin blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #786-87
sold
699  911
1944, Defenders of Stalingrad, trial printing of 30k brown and carmine with added gold color, full OG, LH, VF, SC #792
sold
700 **   952-56, var
1944, Ilya Repin, 30k-2r, perforated complete set in blocks of four, lower left stamp of 60k with retouched left value tablet variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #846-50, var
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sold
701 **   959, var
1944, Liberation of Leningrad, 30k slate gray, three souvenir sheets of four, all different types of the top inscription, full OG, NH, VF, SC Block 4 I, II, III
sold
702 **   959 var
1944, Liberation of Leningrad, 30k greenish black, souvenir sheet of four with double impression of marginal text (one is albino and significantly shifted to the top, bottom part is over the lower stamps), full OG, NH, VF, SC Block 4 var
N/A
703 **   960/1020
1945 Year, set of 60 stamps and one souvenir sheet, including all valuable stamps of the year, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SC.v. 21,300P
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sold
704 **   973 var
1945, Order of Victory, 3r brownish red, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #870 Pa
575.00
705 **   975 var
1945, Battle Scene, 30k blue black and orange, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, NH, VF, SC #875 Pa
sold
706 **   987a
1945, Academy of Sciences, 30k blue violet, left sheet margin horizontal pair, imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF, SC #884 Tc
sold
707 **   1021/1100
1946 Year, complete set of 78 stamps, including #1075-79 original and reprints, and four souvenir sheets (sheet of 30k from 25th Anniversary is expertly regummed), fresh quality, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SC.v. 43,700P
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sold
708  1038 var
1946, Order of the Red Worker's Banner, 60k brown lilac and olive green, significant network break at the bottom variety, full OG, LH, VF, SC #951 var
85.00
709 **   1049, var
1946, Mikhail Kalinin, 20k brown black, right sheet margin horizontal pair, double perforation on the right, full OG, NH, F/VF centering, SC #956, var
N/A
710  1063 var
1946, View of Moscow Kremlin, 45k dark green, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, neatly cancelled, VF, SC #984 Pa
85.00
711 **   1080, 1082 var
1946, 25th Anniversary of Soviet Stamps, two values of 15k and one of 60k, each one with broken letters of "Pochta CCCP" at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, SC #996, 998 var
sold
712  1082a var
1947, Monetary Reform in the Soviet Union, violet boxed handstamp "Январь 1948 г." at the top margin of 60k green and black, souvenir sheet of four, commemorating 25th Anniversary of Postage stamps, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, this or similar handstamps were posted on postage stamps and souvenir sheet in possessions of Post Offices during the reform to avoid misuses
sold
713 **   1083b
1946, 29th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 30k brown orange, imperforated top margin single from damaged printing plate with completely omitted text on Lenin Mausoleum, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, a common stamp is added for comparison, SC #1002 var
575.00
714 **   1085 var
1946, Reconstruction of Dnieper Dam, 30k brown black, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, VF, SC #1009 Pb
sold
715 **   1085 var
1946, Reconstruction of the Dnieper Dam, 30k brown black, raster horizontal diamonds, bottom sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #1009(2)
sold
716 **   1087/188
1947 Year, complete set of 138 stamps and two souvenir sheets of Jubilee of Moscow (types I and II), first one with tiny spot of facial scratch, otherwise fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC.v. 79,300P
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sold
717 **   1104 var
1947, Arms of RSFSR, 30k brown orange, bottom sheet margin vertical pair, imperforated horizontally between stamps and at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, SC #1022 Pa
sold
718 **/*   1120, var
1947, Arms of the Soviet Union, 1r multicolored, two values, first one with significant shift of gray blue background, the other one with inscription "2nd Printing" at the bottom margin, full OG, NH or LH, VF
sold
719 **   1121 var
1947, Alexander Pushkin, 30k brown black, bottom perforation is strongly shifted to the bottom, resulting in size is larger for 4mm then for a common stamp, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
sold
720 **   1143-45
1947, Jubilee of Moscow, 2r, -, 1r, 1r and 3r multicolored, complete se-tenant sheet of 20 stamps and 5 labels, one stamp of 1r with tiny spot of scratched gum, minor usual gum flows, still post office fresh and unfolded, full OG, NH (two traces of hinge at the top margin), VF and rare, SC #1084-86
sold