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Lots 696 - 875,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
696  1120 var
1947, Arms of the USSR, 1r multicolored, three-side margin horizontal strip of four, top part of a sheet of 32 (4x8), neatly cancelled, VF
95.00 
 
697 **   1120 var
1947, Arms of the USSR, 1r multicolored, three side margin horizontal strip of three, top part of a miniature sheet of 24 (3x8), some marginal creases at left, full OG, LH mostly on margins, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
698 **   1120
1947, Arms of the USSR, 1r multicolored, complete sheet of 42 (6x7), re-issue of 1955, folded once along vertical perforation, minor marginal separations, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
699    1120 var
1947, Arms of the USSR, 1r multicolored, joined first two "C" of "CCCP" variety, used on flown cover from Station "North Pole No.4" to Stockholm, no backstamp, VF and an interesting item
95.00 
 
700  1153 var
1947, Moscow Subway, 30k brown black, large retouching on the bench at left variety, CTO with full OG, VF, a common stamp is included
65.00 
 
701 **   1166 imp
1947, Sanatorium "Abkhazia", 30k red brown, horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, each stamp with J. Stolow guarantee on reverse
130.00 
 
702 **   1166 var
1947, Sanatorium "Abkhazia", 30k red brown, left sheet margin vertical pair, imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
703 **   1201 var
1948, Vassily Surikov, 30k red brown, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH (VLH on margin far away from the stamp), VF
70.00 
 
704 **   1227-29 imp
1948, Aleksandr Ostrovski, 30k-1r, imperforated complete set of three, each one with margin at left, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
705 **   1253A-54A
1948, Slalom and Motorcyclist, 15k and 20k, complete set of two with raster square, re-issue of 1956, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
706 **   1327a imp
1949, Lenin Mausoleum, 1r brick red and greenish black, imperforated souvenir sheet of four, size 175x134mm, excellent condition without usual wrinkles, full OG, NH, VF
850.00 
 
707    1348-49
1949, Vassily Vilyams, Soil Scientist, 25k and 50k, complete set of two used on stationery envelope of 40k blue, sent by registered mail from the Moscow Industrial Exhibition of Liberated Hungary, tied by special Exhibition"21,5,49" date stamp, Moscow arrival on reverse, VF
95.00 
 
708 ** W  1360a
1949, Alexander Pushkin, 25k and 40k, souvenir sheet of four, ten examples, fresh quality in general, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,000
Click here to see Part 2
375.00 
 
709 **   1364-65, var
1949, Red Sormovo Machine and Boat Works, 40k and 1r, complete set of two in unfolded blocks of four, top right stamp of 1r with "conductor" variety (diagonal line across the design), full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
710 **   1377 var
1949, Kayak Race, 25k blue green, comb perforation 12x12 1/2, raster vertical diamonds, full OG, NH, VF
130.00 
 
711 **   1415-19 var
1949, Sports, the second issue, 20k-2r, complete set of five with raster horizontal diamonds, re-issue of 1956, stamp of 40k has very slight bend at the bottom left, otherwise nice and post office fresh unit, full OG, NH, VF
700.00 
 
712 **   1427-28
1949, Western Ukraine and Byelorussia, 40k vermilion and 40k red, complete set of two, bottom sheet margin unfolded blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
713 **   1582
1951, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 40k gray black on blue paper, small size stamp, unfolded complete sheet of 100, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,000++
240.00 
 
714    1584-85
1951, Russian Composers, 40k gray and 40k brown, two individual small size addressed FDC, tied by "22.8.51" and "8.9.51" date stamps respectively, both are backstamped, VF
95.00 
 
715  1637 var
1952, Nikolai Ogarev, 40k deep green, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, CTO with full OG, VF and scarce, this variety exists only in used condition, SC #1605 Pa
550.00 
 
716    1643-44
1952, 35th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 40k and 1r, complete set of two used on addressed FD illustrated postcard of the similar design, tied by "7.11.52", arrival ds, slight traces of previous mounts on reverse, still VF
95.00 
 
717    1694-97
1954, 30th Anniversary of the Death of Lenin, 40k multicolored, complete set of five used on addressed FDC, tied by Moscow "16.4.54" postal marking, sent by registered mail in Moscow, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
95.00 
 
718    1700/09
1954, Tercentenary of the Union Russia and Ukraine, overprinted single and set of seven used on FD card and cover respectively, tied by Moscow "10.5.54" postal marking, sent in Moscow by registered mail, postmarked on arrival, VF
95.00 
 
719 **   1735 var
1954, 37th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1r multicolored, red color is significantly shifted to the top, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF, a common top sheet margin pair is included
95.00 
 
720  1767a fn var
1962, 25th Anniversary of the Station "North Pole - 1", red surcharge on 1r multicolored, souvenir sheet of four, perforation is significantly turned clockwise, CTO with full OG, VF
90.00 
 
721 **   1786 var
1955, Moscow University, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, right sheet margin unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
722  1787 var
1955, Moscow University, 1r multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, large part of OG with some paper adhesion on reverse, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
Click here to see the certificate
450.00 
 
723 **   1836 var
1956, Rostov Agriculture Machinery Plant, 40k multicolored, red offset color shifted to the right for 5 mm, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular stamp
85.00 
 
724 **   1855-57
1956, Builder's Day, 40k-1r, complete set of three in sheets of 72 or 81 (60k), each one folded once along perforation, some marginal separations, full OG, NH, VF, Standard C.v. 59,000P
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
190.00 
 
725 **   1857 var
1956, Builder's Day, 1r blue, perforation comb 12x12 1/2 instead of L12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
726  1860a var
1956, Mukhamed Aivazov, 40k green, three-line text (type I), perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee
550.00 
 
727 **   1887
1956, Fyodor Bredikhin, 40k light brown and ultra, printed on creamy paper, complete unfolded sheet of 72 (6x12), full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
728 **   1902 var
1957, Vissarion Belinski, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, right sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, especially in multiple
3000.00 
 
729    1910-12
1957, Ice-Hockey World Cup in Moscow, complete set of three used on illustrated (ice-hockey subject) stationery envelope of 40k red, FD special "24.2.57" cancellation, sent by registered mail in Moscow, arrival ds on reverse, VF
95.00 
 
730 **   1923 var
1957, Sable, 40k multicolored, "four eyes" variety (shift of black offset color), bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
190.00 
 
731 **   1925 var
1957, Vologda Lace Maker, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, top sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
732 **   1928-29 var
1958, Turkmen Rug Weaver and Palekh Paintings, 40k multicolored, folded once sheets of 50 (10x5) and 42 (6x7) respectively, both with perforation L12 1/2, some marginal flaws and separations, full OG, NH, VF, Standard C.v.42,000P
Click here to see Part 2
95.00 
 
733 **   1940 var
1957, Youth Festival, 1r multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, bottom sheet margin unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
734  1943a
1957, 40th Anniversary of the October Revolution, proof of souvenir sheet, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper without gray violet background (silhouettes of Leningrad), size 150x105mm, perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH,VF and scarce, a common (CTO) sheet is included for comparison, R. Menozzi certificate
1400.00 
 
735 **   1959 var
1957, Rocket Leaving Earth, 40k blue and violet, four different blocks of four, each one representing at least one stamp with additional meteor or planet varieties, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
736 **   1991, var
1957, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 40k brown and blue, two right sheet margin blocks of four, showing shades of blue color, representing same varieties on bottom stamps (extra planets), positions 39-40, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
737 **   2002a var
1957, 40th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 40k and 60k multicolored, souvenir sheet of three, white spot over peasant's head on the middle stamp, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
738 **   2030 imp
1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, 60k gray violet, black and red, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce
950.00 
 
739 **   2048 var
1958, Maxim Gorki, 40k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
740 **   2049 var
1958, 13th Congress of Young Communists, 40k violet on pink paper, right sheet margin single, imperforated on the right, full OG, NH, VF
250.00 
 
741 **   2050 var
1958, 13th Congress of Young Communists, 60k red on pink paper, comb perforation 12 1/2x12 instead of L12 1/2, top sheet margin single, perfectly centered, which scarce for that issue, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
742 **   2060 var
1958, 200th Anniversary of the Academy of Arts, blue overprint over Lenin 40k multicolored, two values with shifts lines of overprint, "2" over "o" of "Khudozhestv" and "2" between "u" and "d", full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is included ("2" over "d")
Click here to see enlarged fragment
140.00 
 
743 **   2074 var
1958, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, 40k blue and brown, perforation L12 1/2, complete sheet of 72 (8x9), folded once along horizontal perforation, minor separations mostly on margins, full OG, NH, VF, Standard C.v. 144,000P
275.00 
 
744 **   2088 var
1958, 50th Anniversary of the Falling of Tungus Meteor, 40k multicolored, magenta is omitted, full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
95.00 
 
745 **   2096, 2100-01 imp
1958, Centenary of Russian Postage stamps, 10k and 40k, imperforated complete set of three in sheets of 80 (8x10), post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,600++
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275.00 
 
746 **   
1958, Mendeleyev Congress, blue or red overprints on Butlerov and Mendeleyev stamps, unissued complete set of two, full OG, NH, VF
550.00 
 
747 **   SC #2161 fn
1958, Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Plant, 40k brown and buff, unfolded block of four of unissued stamp, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
1100.00 
 
748 **   2139 var
1958, 40th Anniversary of the Youth Communist League, 60k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, tiny ink offset on reverse, full OG, NH, F/VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
Click here to see the certificate
375.00 
 
749 **   2145 var
1958, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, 40k multicolored, omitted yellow, brown and green colors, right sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, a common stamp is included, SC #2173 Ta
190.00 
 
750 **   2164 var
1959, Sholem Aleichem, 40k brown, perforation L12 1/2 instead of 12 1/2x12, full OG, NH, VF
85.00 
 
751 **   2170 var
1959, Victory of the Soviet Basketball Team, red overprint on 1r red brown, brown and black, top right corner sheet margin single, "ch" under "o" and "m" variety, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
752 **   2171 var
1959, Frederic Joliot-Curie, 40k green and brown on beige paper, three stamps with large frame 21.3x32.5mm, small, medium and large portraits, full OG, NH, VF
130.00 
 
753  2174 var
1959, Robert Burns, double red overprint "1759 - 1959" variety, CTO with full OG (hinged), VF, very rare and unrecorded error, SC #2194 var
190.00 
 
754 **   2416 var
1960, Lithuanian Costumes, 10k multicolored, printed on ordinary paper (chalk-surfaced coating is on reverse), top left corner sheet margin unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF, a common block of four on chalk-surfaced paper is included, N. Mandrovski certificate
Click here to see the certificate
375.00 
 
755  2417 var
1960, Uzbek National Costumes, 60k multicolored, printed on chalk-surfaced instead of ordinary paper, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 11 1/2x11 1/2, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and extremely rare, this stamp is mentioned only in the Liapine Cat., ex-V. Ustinovsky
900.00 
 
756  2428 var
1961, Lenin Presents State Electrification Plan, 10k red orange and black, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, light trace of hinge, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
240.00 
 
757 **/*   2440 var
1961, definitive issue, Harvesters on Combine and Sputnik Orbit, 2k green, horizontal strip of three, each value showing double entry (impression) at right or left due to jammed paper during printing process, two tiny natural inclusions with no importance, perfect quality, full OG, NH or LH (middle stamp), F/VF centering, absolutely spectacular and with high probability unique multiple
Click here to see enlarged fragment
475.00 
 
758  2441 var
1961, definitive issue, Space Rockets, 3k violet, offset printing, horizontal strip of three with large part of adjoining stamp at right, each one has clear double impression, all cancelled on a piece, VF and very rare
Click here to see enlarged fragment
275.00 
 
759 **   2453 var
1961, Andrey Rublev, 4k multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
475.00 
 
760 **   2497 var
1961, Gliders, 4k black green and red, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce in pair, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2007), SC #2501A
Click here to see enlarged fragment
700.00 
 
761  2518 var
1961, 40th Anniversary of Soviet Postage Stamps, 6k multicolored, left sheet margin single with perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, full OG, trace of hinge mark, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #2521A
240.00 
 
762 **   2631A var
1962, Soviet Cosmonauts, souvenir sheet of 1r black, blue and silver, perforation under portraits significantly shifted to the bottom and turned clockwise, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
140.00 
 
763 **   2676 var
1962, 30th Soviet Chess Championships, 4k orange yellow and black, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce, V. Liapine certificate
900.00 
 
764    2744 var
1963, Chess World Championships in Moscow, 16k multicolored with postmaster provisional perforation used on registered entire wrapper in Moscow, backstamped, VF and with high probability the only known legitimate postal history piece with such perforation, ex-V. Ustinovsky
140.00 
 
765 **   3023 var
1965, Cosmonauts' Day, 20k black, blue and red, printed on aluminum foil, left sheet margin single with blue color significantly shifted to the top right, full OG, NH (LH on margin only), VF
95.00 
 
766 **   3186 var
1966, Georgi (Sergo) Ordzhonikidze, 4k bluish green, error of color, top left corner sheet margin single, full OG, NH (hinged on left margin only), VF, a common stamp in greenish black is enclosed
140.00 
 
767 **/*   3259 var
1966, definitive issue, Young Communists, 3k lilac, vertical transition strip of three, design is blurry at right to center and right due to damage of printer's plate, full OG, NH or LH (middle stamp), VF and scarce multiple
Click here to see enlarged fragment
240.00 
 
768  3383 var
1967, Explorers on the Moon, 6k multicolored with black obliterating ink shifted to the top and showing complete text at the bottom, which reads "On The Moon. Raised Earth", neat postal machine cancellation, VF and possibly unique error stamp in used condition
700.00 
 
769 **   3662/66 var
1969, Paintings by Ivan Bilibin, three perforation errors - 4k imperforated on the left, 4k and 10k imperforated between stamps and 50k imperforated on the right, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
770 **   3722 var
1970, 100th Anniversary of the birth of Lenin, 2k gray, olive brown and gold, sheet of eight plus 16 labels (no edges), gold color is strongly shifted to the top left, four stamps at the bottom row have no denomination, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular error
950.00 
 
771 **   4245
1974, All-Union Congress of Soviet Philatelic Society, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at the bottom with "000011", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
772  4340a
1975, Apollo-Soyuz Space Flight, perforated proof of vertical se-tenant pair 12k+12k multicolored, perforation L12 1/4 instead of comb 11 1/2, printed on secure Goznak paper, thin at the top causing by removal from a presentation card, no gum as produced, VF appearance, a common pair is included
275.00 
 
773 **   4431
1976, 15th Anniversary of the Yuri Gagarin Space Flight, souvenir sheet of 50k in gray black, numbered at the bottom with "000900", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
774 **   4484 var
1976, Palekh Paintings, 14k multicolored, gold color (ornament and denomination) is inverted, bottom right corner sheet margin vertical pair, lower stamp without denomination, full OG, NH, VF and rare major error, only four other such se-tenant pairs possible, because the only sheet of 25 stamps has been discovered, copy of N. Mandrovski certificate for a complete sheet of 25
1900.00 
 
775 **   4711, var
1978, St. George Slaying the Dragon, 12k multicolored, bottom right corner sheet margin block of four and three side margin horizontal strip of five, each one showing variety: missing denomination (position 20) or broken bottom inscription (position 23), full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
776 **   4772 imp
1979, Children's Drawings, 2k multicolored, top left corner sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee
140.00 
 
777 **   4775 imp
1979, Children Drawings, 15k multicolored, bottom right corner sheet margin imperforated single, no gum as produced, NH, VF
190.00 
 
778 **   4795 imp
1979, Flag and Soviet Emblem, 4k multicolored, top right corner sheet margin imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
1900.00 
 
779 **   4928
1981, 20th Anniversary of the Yuri Gagarin Space Flight, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at the bottom with "000016", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
780 **   4993
1981, 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Pablo Picasso, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at the bottom with "000017", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
781  5016 imp
1982, Equestrian Sports, 4k multicolored, vertical imperforated pair, this imperforated variety exists cancelled to order only, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
782 **   5103/340
1982-85, Foreign Paintings in the Hermitage, four souvenir sheets of 50k+50k multicolored, each one numbered at the bottom with "000012" (1982-83), "000015" and "090000", full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
783 **   5139 var
1983, Karl Marx, 4k multicolored, red inscription at the bottom strongly shifted to the right, full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
70.00 
 
784 **   5179 imp
1983, Kipu Lighthouse, 1k multicolored, bottom sheet margin imperforated block of four, printer's markings on margin, full OG, NH, VF
700.00 
 
785  5184 var
1983, Paintings by J. Khrutski, 4k multicolored, dark blue frame and yellow brown inscription are shifted to the left, top right corner sheet margin block of four, CTO with full OG, VF
170.00 
 
786 **   5213
1983, Environmental Protection, souvenir sheet of 50k multicolored, numbered at the bottom with "000019", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
787 **   5216 imp
1984, 25th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, 5k multicolored, imperforated single with ample to large (side) margins, full OG, NH, F/VF
70.00 
 
788 **   5691
1988, Flowers of Deciduous Forests, 35k multicolored, horizontal perforation is strongly misplaced, full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
789 **   5713 imp
1988, North Pole Expedition of Ice-Breaker "Siberia", 20k multicolored, top right corner sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
790 **   5802, 5806 imp
1989, Soviet Circus, 1k and 10k, two imperforated values in left sheet margin vertical pairs, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
791 **   5815 imp
1989, Kosta Khetagurov, 5k dark brown, vertical imperforated pair, nice margins, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
550.00 
 
792 **   5854/68 imp
1990, Capitals of the Soviet Republics, 5k multicolored, imperforated complete set of 13 (Riga and Yerevan were not issued imperforated), all with top or bottom margins, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
793 **   5854/68 imp
1990, Capitals of the Soviet Republics, 5k multicolored, imperforated complete set of 13 in left sheet margin horizontal pairs, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
794 **   5895 var
1990, Soccer World Cup in Italy, 5k multicolored, miniature sheet of eight, top inscription is broken, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
795 **   5906-08 imp
1990, Duck Conservation, 5k-20k, imperforated complete set of three in top right corner sheet margin vertical pairs, all with control markings, trimmed bottom right corners of side margins, full OG, NH, VF
130.00 
 
796 **   5909-11 imp
1990, Poultry, 5k-15k, imperforated complete set of three in top right corner sheet margin vertical pairs, all with control markings, trimmed bottom right corners of side margins, full OG, NH, VF
130.00 
 
797 **   5954, 5958 imp
1991, Marine Live, Jellyfish and Dolphin, 4k and 20k, imperforated complete set in right sheet margin blocks of four, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
950.00 
 
798 */U   382-400, 413/68

Soviet Union Collections and Collective Lots

The Second and Third Definitive Issues - Balance of the Vadim Ustinovsky Collection

1927-32, over 400 mint or used stamps and 21 postal history items, nice range of different plate varieties, cover from Aleksandrovsk on Sakhalin, imperforated set of the third issue, "Tulinovka", some scarce cancellations and more, minor flaws should be expected on used material and postal history items, fresh quality unit on original Ustinovsky's pages, F/VF
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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
475.00 
 
799 **   

Group of Better Items in Multiples

1937-41, Lenin of 1939, Dzerzhinsky, Saltykov-Schedrin, Chekhov, Zhukovski, Karelian Finnish Republic, the total is six sets in blocks of four (two slightly folded along perforation) and 10souvenir sheets - Pushkin (4), Architecture (4) and Aviation (2), nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, Standard C.v. 210,000P=US$3,230
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2, 3, 4, 5
475.00 
 
800  

Practically Complete Collection of the Post-World War II Issues

1941-80, about 4000 mint stamps and 104 souvenir sheets housed in two Scott Albums, starting with Lenin Museum, Be a Hero!, People's Militia issues, apparently complete for the period (missing altogether 10-15 not important stamps) with many extras, such as various imperforated stamps, Lenin s.s. of 1970 (type I) and many more, nice quality unit, full OG, mainly LH (souvenir sheets from 1962 are NH), VF, SC. v. 400,000P=US$6,150
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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
1400.00 
 
801 **   

Positional Pieces Practically Complete Collection of 1961-91

, about 3800 mint stamps and 190 souvenir sheets, all stamps with corner (absolute majority) or sheet margins, no exceptions, missing only Tokyo Olympics souvenir sheets, perfect quality collection in two stockbooks, full OG, NH (all stamps hinged on margins), VF and very unusual unit (not all scans are provided)
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
375.00 
 
802    

First Day Covers and Special Cancellations - Collection

1961-91, 280 covers or postcards, bearing various commemorative or first day markings, including set on aluminum foil of 1961, Space sheets of 1962, Green Tokyo souvenir sheet, three covers with Lenin Exhibition (type I) and many others, in addition about 200 pieces bearing different postal markings from the period, nice and clean collection, mainly VF
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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
375.00 
 
803 **/U   

Collection Balance of Multiples

1933-51, 57 mint or used items, representing blocks of four or six, and two irregular blocks of 37 (Ethnographic 9k and 14k), mint included - 1st and 2nd Sports of 1949,Albania, Kirov Machine Works and Stratosphere Disaster of 1944 (toned and not counted in value), otherwise fresh quality unit, full OG or used, F/VF, Standard C.v. is about 100,000P
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
230.00 
 
804 **   1836/3816, var

Group of Errors

1956-71, seven errors in pairs or in blocks of four with common stamps, including "Broken Balcony", "Rudchev", "Falling-Down Leaves", "Four-Star Epaulet", "LSSR" and etc., neatly described on a stockpage, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see Part 2
85.00 
 
805  5723/34, 5984-87

Proofs and Essays of the 13th Definitive issue by the Artist Vladislav Koval

1988-91, 1k-1r, 12 imperforated artist's proofs, including two single dies (one is large of 7k), two (1r and 20k) and eight (1k x4, 35k x4) dies on two pieces, in addition enlarged format water-color essay of 7k in indigo, size 99x120mm, as well as issued stamps, stationery items and etc. with artist's signs and facsimile, all arranged on four exhibition style pages, VF and extremely rare unit
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2, 3, 4
700.00 
 
806 **   6736 var
2002, Mansion Marfino (Moscow Oblast), 3r multicolored, self-adhesive stamp with die cutting strongly shifted to the top, block of four, backing paper intact, VF
95.00 
 
807 **   6975 imp
2006, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, 6r multicolored, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
808 **   6984 imp
2006, Round-the-World Tour of the Bark "Kruzenshtern", 4r multicolored, bottom left corner sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF,
70.00 
 
809 **   6985 imp
2006, 75th Anniversary of Arctic Coal, 4r multicolored with silver background, imperforated miniature sheet of nine, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, only a handful were produced for presentation purposes, regularly issued in sheets of 30 (6x5)
1100.00 
 
810 **   7004 imp
2006, 15th Anniversary of the Mobile Telephone Communications, 7r multicolored, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
811 **   7030 imp
2007, 125th Anniversary of Telephone, 5r multicolored, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
812 **   7033 imp
2007, Cosmodrome Plesetsk, 12r multicolored, imperforated souvenir sheet, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
813 **   7039, 7041, 7184, 7247 var
2007-10, Altai Kray 7r, omitted magenta, Rostov Oblast (7r), omitted black, Traffic Safety 9r, omitted magenta, Space Flight of Belka and Strelka 10r, significant black color shift to the right, four varieties with full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
814 **   7045 var
2007, Flowers, Joint issue with North Korea, 6r multicolored, souvenir sheet of four values, text in violet is omitted at the top, full OG, NH, VF and rare
950.00 
 
815 **   7067 imp
2008, Europa issue, Vintage Scroll, 8r multicolored, bottom right corner sheet margin vertical imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
816 **   7068 var
2008, Election of President Medvedev, 7r multicolored, double impression of gold color, top sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
817 **   7068 var
2008, Election of President Medvedev, 7r multicolored, uncut horizontal pair of 4-stamp miniature sheets, such sheetlet had been issued only for a Souvenir Booklet commemorating election, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, only a few such pairs survived, in Auction #79 we sold vertical pair of these sheets (lot #897) for $5,000
3000.00 
 
818 **   7187 imp
2009, 200th Anniversary of the Department of Transportation, 9r multicolored, bottom sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
819 **   7250 imp
2010, 50th Anniversary of the Soviet Team Victory in European Soccer Championships, 12r multicolored, imperforated miniature sheet of eight with label in the middle, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, just a few such sheets were produced
950.00 
 
820  6060-71A

Original Essays of the First Russian Federation Definitive Issue by Artist Vladislav Koval

1992-95, 10k-100r, complete set of 17 water-color essays, approximate size 110x80mm, neatly arranged on exhibition style pages along with issued stamps in blocks of four (two of each denomination), each page is bearing artist's signs and facsimile, as well as two pages with artist's projects of Russian Federation Definitive issue of 2018 (15 and 11 different on each page), excellent quality and unique material
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
4750.00 
 
821 SB   7068

Souvenir Booklets

2008, Election of President Medvedev, dark red cover with text in gold at the bottom, containing miniature sheet of four stamps, 7r multicolored, full OG, NH, and stationery envelope of 6.50r, flawless quality, VF and rare, only a handful amount of these booklets came on philatelic market, each item of the booklet with N. Mandrovski certificate
3500.00 
 
822 SB   7250
2010, "FIFA chose Russia to host Soccer World Cup in 2018", dark green cover with text in gold, semi-official bilingual overprint (English text on the right - normal) on soccer miniature sheet of eight plus label, full OG, NH,VF, commemorative stationery envelope is included
Click here to see the envelope, Click here to see the cover
95.00 
 
823 **   B5a var
1914, World War I Postal Charity issue, 1+1k green and red on straw paper, perforation 12 1/2, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
824 */U   B18a-22a
1922, Famine Relief inverted black, red or blue surcharges, 100r+100r and 250r+250r on "Sword Breaking Chain" of 35k and 70k, set of five values, full OG, NH (1), LH or used (No. B18a), VF
275.00 
 
825 **/*   B18b/21b
1922, Famine Relief double black or red surcharges, 100r+100r and 250r+250r on "Sword Breaking Chain" of 35k and 70k, set of three values, full OG, NH (No.B21b) or VLH, VF, one stamp with Romeko guarantee hs
230.00 
 
826 **   B23a
1922, Famine Relief inverted orange surcharge 250r+250r on "Sword Breaking Chain" of 35k ultra, top sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
827  B24 var
1922, "Philately for the Children", black overprint on perforated 1k orange, overprint position 17 of the first printing, no dash in front of "8" variety, full OG, LH, VF
375.00 
 
828  B29 var
1922, "Philately for the Children", black overprint on imperforated 1k orange, overprint position 19 of the first printing, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
375.00 
 
829 **   B30-33
1922, Rostov-on-Don issue, 2t-6t, complete set of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, each stamp with tiny expert's sign on reverse
70.00 
 
830 **   B34-37
1922, Postal Transports, "For the Hungry", no value indicated, complete set of four in horizontal (1) or vertical gutter blocks of 50, fresh and unfolded with insignificant usual waves, full OG, NH, VF
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2, 3, 4
275.00 
 
831  B39 var
1923, "Philately for the Labor", gold surcharge "1p+1p" on 10r brown and black, dash between "1 Maya" and "1923" variety, first day Moscow cancel on a piece, VF, expertized by Romeko
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
832 **   B44 var
1924, Leningrad Flood issue, black surcharge 7k+20k on 200r gray brown, color shade variety of basic stamp, complete gutter sheet of 50 (25+25), minor gum disturbance at the bottom, mainly on margin, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
833  B46 var
1924, Leningrad Flood issue, pale rose surcharge 12+40k on 500r blue, full OG, previously hinged, VF, a common stamp with red surcharge is enclosed
90.00 
 
834 **   B47
1924, Leningrad Flood issue, black surcharge 20k+50k on 1000r carmine, printed on ordinary paper, complete sheet of 50 with vertical gutter in the middle (25+25), appropriate surcharge ("Groletariatu") and basic stamps varieties, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
835 **   B62/136
1977-80, Moscow Olympic Games, Sports and Golden Cities, complete unit of 40 miniature sheets of 20 (4x5 or 5x4) and 30 miniature sheets of 16 (4x4), nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
275.00 
 
836 **   B72
1977, Moscow Olympic Games, Pentathlon, souvenir sheet of 50+25k gray black on blue colored paper, numbered at the bottom with "000019", full OG, NH, VF
45.00 
 
837 **   B168a imp
1990, Zoo Relief Fund, 10+5k - 20+10k, bottom sheet margin imperforated se-tenant block of three with label, control colored line at the margin, full OG, NH, VF, guaranteed genuine
95.00 
 
838  C25a
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, engraved printing, perforation 10 1/2, nicely centered stamp with intact perforation, neat CTO cancel, VF
70.00 
 
839  C26-29 var
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k-2r, imperforated complete set of four, stamp of 1r with "a lamp on Zeppelin" variety (position 19), full OG, hinged, VF
90.00 
 
840    C26-29
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k-2r, imperforated complete set of four used on Zeppelin North Pole Flight card and cover, all appropriate markings, VF
Click here to see Part 2
130.00 
 
841 **   C30a var
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k violet, perforation L12 1/2, large white spot over "B" at the bottom variety, full OG, NH, F/VF and scarce
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
842 **   C37-39, var
1933, Stratostat "CCCP 1", 5k-20k, complete set in blocks of four, block of 20k has perforation between right stamps reinforced by light hinge, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, other 20k block (folded along perforation) in NH condition is included
1300.00 
 
843  C40
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 5k in carmine rose, right sheet margin single printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF
450.00 
 
844  C41
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 10k in violet, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, nice margins all around, full OG, NH, VF
450.00 
 
845  C51 var
1934, Stratosphere Disaster, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, neatly cancelled, VF and rare perforation error
950.00 
 
846  C53-57
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, nicely centered, full OG, LH (20k) or hinged, VF, C.v. $517.50
140.00 
 
847  C53-57
1934, Airships, perforated trial color proofs of 5k in ultra, 10k in violet, 15k in red orange, 20k in brown and 30k in green, perforation 11, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, very fresh and nice, gummed, VF and very rare, especially in complete set
7000.00 
 
848  C58-67
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, 1k-50k, complete set of ten, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $1.032
350.00 
 
849 **   C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 13 of 25-stamp setting, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs on reverse, C.v. $1,275
475.00 
 
850  C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 23 of 25-stamp setting, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, C.v. $725
275.00 
 
851 **   C75a
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 1r black brown and buff, souvenir sheet of four, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $450
95.00 
 
852 **   C96 var
1955, "North Pole - Moscow" Flight, red overprint on 2r black and yellow green, horizontal pair, right stamp without dash, left one with spaced "Sev" and "Polius", in addition stamp with perforation L12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF
140.00 
 
853 **/*   CO3

Air Post Official stamps

1922, red surcharge 120m on Consular stamp of 2.25r, two values of types II and III, full OG, NH or VLH (type II), VF, various experts' hs on reverse of each stamp, C.v. $390 as hinged
130.00 
 
854    

Pioneer SCADTA Flight

October 3-29, 1931, mixed franking cover from Leningrad to Cali (Colombia) via Berlin, Colombian stationery envelope 4c blue, franked by seven Soviet adhesives and sent by registered airmail on line "Leningrad-Berlin" on October 3, then forwarded by sea to Buenaventura, upon arrival to Colombia (10.27) posted to SCADTA flight to Cali (10.29), uprated by two stamps and tied by Cali ds, address partly erased, still VF
140.00 
 
855    C7, C9, C20

Catapult Flight

October 1-2, 1933, mixed franking "Bremen" Catapult Flight registered cover from Leningrad to New York, franked by six Soviet values, posted on Flight Leningrad-Berlin, uprated with seven German adhesives (three on reverse) upon arrival to Berlin, s/s "Bremen" violet confirmation cachet, NYC "10-2-1933" arrival postmark, VF
275.00 
 
856    219, 222, 237, 239

Special Delivery stamps and covers

1923, cover from Pskov to Petrograd, franked altogether by 146 stamps in single, pair and large blocks, tied by Pskov "14.9.23" date stamp, label "Speshnaya Pochta" (Special Delivery) at the top left, arrived to Petrograd on September 15, 1923, minor stamps flaws, generally nice item mounted on page from a Collection, VF and scarce
240.00 
 
857  

Special Delivery Labels
Small Collection

1921-25, 19 items, including singles and one block of four, 13 pieces representing RSFSR, 1 - Ukrainian SSR and 5 - Soviet Union period, four provisional labels (Moscow-2, Saratov and Ukraine), others for all-State usage, neatly mounted on page from a Collection, mainly fresh and VF
95.00 
 
858  J4a
1924, red surcharge 8k on "Sword Breaking Chain" 35k ultra, nice margins imperforated single, usual offset of stamp design on reverse, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
140.00 
 
859 **/*   

Postage Due and Philatelic Tax
Collection on Stockpages

1924-33, surcharges on "Sword Breaking Chain" and Numerals, which are apparently complete, over 850 mainly mint stamps (50 - used) altogether, singles, pairs, strips, blocks and four sheets of 100 (two stamps of each sheet partially cutting out), including inverted and shifted surcharges, numerous surcharge varieties, nice quality overall, full OG with many NH stamps, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
240.00 
 
860 **   SC #PE1B
1923, black surcharge 1k on Insurance stamp of 1r brown on yellow network, perforation 11 1/2, vertical pair of types I and III, full OG, NH, VF and scarce in pair
275.00 
 
861 **   SC #PE2Ta
1923, inverted black surcharge 3k on Insurance stamp of 3r violet on green network, left sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
375.00 
 
862 **   SC #PE2A-3A, 3
1923, black surcharge 3k on 3r, perforation 12 1/2, vertical strip of four, bronze surcharge 5k on 5r, vertical strip of four and pair, perforation 12 1/2 or 13 1/2 respectively, all different types, top stamp of the pair without a dot after "bonam", No.3A with minor perf irregularities, fresh, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
863 **   SC #PE11A-12A
1925, third issue, black surcharges 75k on 10k+1k and 1r on 3k+1k, both have perforation 12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF
140.00 
 
864  SC #PE19
1931, 5th (Auxiliary) issue, black handstamp 10k over black surcharge 25k on 300r green, top left corner margin horizontal pair, imperforated at left and at top, official violet cancellation, minor paper wrinkle on left stamp, VF and scarce in pair (guaranteed genuine)
190.00 
 
865  SC #PE27 Ta
1932-33, sixth issue, inverted black surcharge 5r on 35k ultra, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs on reverse
70.00 
 
866  

Russian Fiscal Stamps

1871-90, Tobacco revenue and distillery tax stamps, group of 20 values, 8 unused and 12 used, a few used ones with minor usual faults, unused - in nice quality, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
95.00 
 
867  Barefoot #1-2
1880, Warsaw Court stamps, 10k black and blue, 30k black and lilac red, both with pen cross cancellations, no hidden defects, mostly VF
90.00 
 
868  

Various Revenue stamps
Group

1880-1927, 27 different items, representing all-Russian Judicial, court stamps of Baku, Kiev, Smolensk, general revenue of Ukraine, local Leningrad issue, as well as three zemstvo items, such as Kotelnich, Luga and Vyatka, minor perforation flaws possible, fresh quality otherwise, F/VF
95.00 
 
869  

Charity Envelopes, Postcards and Labels

1899-1915, 16 envelopes and cards plus nine stamps, mainly early issued items of St. Eugene Society, including the only known card with small emblem on reverse, color litho envelope "For Substitute of Visit", postcard showing plan of Port Arthur (soiled), Odessa Red Cross envelope of 1893, sent from Moscow to Voronezh Gub. and etc., some usual flaws mentioned, still F/VF, ex-V. Ustinovsky
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
180.00 
 
870  

Collection of Non-Postal Charity Stamps and Advertising Labels

Various Exhibition Labels

1910 -12, 32 different advertising labels, representing issues of Odessa (1910), Yekaterinoslav (1910), Omsk(1911), Riga (1912), Novocherkassk (1913), Khabarovsk (1913), Leipzig (1914) and etc., minor flaws possible, generally nice quality unit, mostly VF
Click here to see Part 2
240.00 
 
871  
1913, Kiev Exhibition , 49 promotion labels and five postcards, nice quality overall, stamps have no significant defects, postcards with traces of previous mounts, mostly VF
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275.00 
 
872  

Promotion of Exhibitions

1912-16, 13 labels, representing Stockholm (1912), three different of St. Petersburg (1913), Kiev (1913), two different of Khabarovsk (1913) and Moscow (1916), generally nice condition, F/VF
95.00 
 
873  

Church Donations

1904, 5k-3r, set of five with counterfoils of St. Alexiy Church at Nikolayev and a single of volost Pokchi of Perm Gub., fresh and VF
95.00 
 
874  

Bond for Freedom

1917, "Homeland Requires No Sacrifice, but Execution of Duty", set of ten, black or red text on colored paper, printed in Kazan, no gum as produced, mostly VF
95.00 
 
875  

Esperanto

1910-12, "La Espero" in black on green paper, printed in Moscow, and Esperanto Congress on Krakow in bluish green and black on white paper, two labels, mostly VF
70.00