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Lots 659 - 670,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
1922, registered cover from Moscow to Boston, sent on October 25 (in the day of postal rate changed from 90rub to 150rub for registered foreign letter), franked by 5k claret in block of 25, strip of three (all on reverse) and a pair, met exact postal rate of 150rub (1.50r x100), Boston "Nov.12.1922" arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF and a real godsend for Russian rate connoisseur
660 **   201 var
1922, double black diagonal (one placed horizontally and misplaced) surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, right sheet margin block of four printed on ordinary paper, additional offset of diagonal surcharge on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
661  201a var
1922, double black diagonal and part of horizontal surcharge (both misplaced) 7500r on 250r violet, printed on thin paper, full OG, LH, VF
662  204
1922, "Proletarians of the World Unite!", plate proof of 10,000r in light blue, printed on white paper without watermark, expertly regummed over slight thin, VF appearance
663 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, vertical gutter block of four, basic stamps are typo printing, full OG, NH, VF
664 **   219a var
1922-23, inverted typo "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown lilac and green, left sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and rare
665  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on imperforated 15k lilac and blue, right sheet margin single, surcharge position 90 in 100-stamp setting, beautiful single in every respect, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, several experts' hs on reverse, C.v. $9,500
666    227 var
1923, typo "Star" surcharge 40r on 15k lilac brown and blue, basic stamp is re-issue of 1919 (enlarged frame, white line all around center, narrow space between stamps), imperforated block of 15 (3x5), used together with ten stamps of soldier 70r violet on reverse of registered pre-printed cover from Moscow to Paris, all appropriate markings, mostly VF and very scarce franking
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667  240a
1923, peasant 5r blue, a single with double impression of the design, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appears NH), F/VF centering
668  240b var
1923, peasant 5r blue, bottom sheet horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF
669 **   241f
1923, soldier 10r gray, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400++

Group of Postal History Items

1921-23, six covers and one parcel card, four sent from Moscow, one from Astapino (N. Novgorod Gub.) and one from Nikolayev, franked by 2nd definitive stamps, 4th Anniversary of Revolution and "For Hungry" issues, appropriate markings (all with arrival ds), some conveyance flaws, still F/VF
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