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Lots 796 - 961,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #83, September 13, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
796  C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, unfolded block of four, very light vertical gray line on the left stamps, nicely centered, full original slightly dryish gum, light traces of hinge marks, VF and scarce multiple
2400.00 
 
797    C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, used on registered flown cover from Leningrad to Italy in 1941 together with six other air post values, including Civil Aviation, complete set of five, appropriate markings and arrival ds on reverse, mostly F/VF
475.00 
 
798  C25a
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, engraved printing, perforation 10 1/2, very well centered with intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF and rare in sound condition
700.00 
 
799 **   C25b
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, perforation 14, unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
150.00 
 
800 **   C25c
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, left margin imperforated single, bright gum and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs on reverse
1400.00 
 
801 **   C25c
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, four-side margins imperforated single, flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs on reverse
1100.00 
 
802 **/*   C26-33, a, var

Ice-Breaker "Malygin" Issue (North Pole Zeppelin Flight)

1931, 39 mostly mint (two - used) stamps and three covers, including perforated complete set in blocks of four (mixed perforation), fantail of 30k (regummed),complete sets of imperforated and perforated singles and more, mainly full OG, NH (all blocks and most of stamps) or LH, F/VF
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2, 3, 4
700.00 
 
803 **   C26-29
1931, 30k-2r, imperforated complete set in blocks of four, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
700.00 
 
804 **   C26-29
1931, 30k-2r, imperforated complete set in blocks of four, lower left stamp of 2r has pin-point natural inclusion, flawless quality otherwise, full OG, NH, VF
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600.00 
 
805  C34-35, C35a

International Polar Year Issue

1932, First Flight postcard and cover from Franz Joseph Land to Arkhangelsk, franked by 50k carmine rose and 1r green (perforation 10 1/2) respectively, all appropriate markings; in addition complete set of three, including both perforation of 1r stamps (full OG, NH or LH), 50k expertly regummed, all are VF
190.00 
 
806 **   C34-35, C35a
1932, 50k carmine rose and 1r green, complete set of three, including both perforation on 1r stamps, unfolded blocks of four, perfect quality without usual wrinkles, full OG, NH, VF
700.00 
 
807  C34a
1932, 50k carmine rose, perforation L10 1/2, minimal usual gum waves and violet stroke on third tip of perforation at the bottom, nice centering with intact perforation and bright full original gum, very light trace of hinge mark, VF and the most rare and valuable perforation variety of the Soviet Union
5500.00 
 
808 **/*   C37-39, var

Stratostat "CCCP 1" Issue

1933, 22 mint stamps, including two complete sets of three (both 5k are expertly regummed), horizontal pair of 5k imperforated between stamps (shallow thin at top left), complete set in blocks of four (NH or LH), extra block of 20k (no gum) and one postcard, fresh quality unit, mainly full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
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1000.00 
 
809 **/*   C37-39
1933, 5k- 20k, complete set of three in unfolded blocks of four, all with bottom full or partial margins, nice quality, full OG, NH or very light traces of hinge at top stamps, VF
750.00 
 
810 **/*   C40-49, var

Civil Aviation Issues

1934, 30 mint stamps, including one block of four (20k - no watermark), representing one complete set on watermarked and three sets on paper without watermark, mainly full OG (some regummed), NH or LH, F/VF
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375.00 
 
811    C43
October 4-6, 1934, Pioneer Flight registered cover from Moscow to Istanbul, franked by 50k dark blue on watermarked paper along with three other adhesives, delivered by three connecting flights, Moscow-Berlin(4.10.), Berlin-Vienna (5.10.) and Vienna-Istanbul (6.10), all appropriate confirmation and arrival markings on front and reverse, arrived to Istanbul within three days, mostly VF and scarce cover
240.00 
 
812  C44 var
1934, 80k purple, a single with perforation 10x14x14x14, printed on watermarked paper, rough perforation at top as always on these errors, neat Moscow CTO with full OG, VF and rare, N. Mandrovski certificate
950.00 
 
813  C48a
1934, 10k green, horizontal pair printed on paper without watermark, imperforated between stamps, CTO with full OG, VF, C.v. $1,250
275.00 
 
814 */U   C50-52, C50a, var

The Stratosphere Disaster Issue

1934, 21 mint and used stamps, including complete set of three, two stamps of 5k with perforation 14 (NH or LH), set in blocks of four (CTO) and block of 5k (NH), full OG, NH or LH, mostly VF
190.00 
 
815 **/*   C50a
1934, Ilya Usyskin, 5k brown violet, perforation 14, unfolded block of four with horizontal position of watermark, full OG, NH or LH (top right stamp), VF
275.00 
 
816  C51a
1934, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, perforation 14, part of neat Kazan CTO, excellent centering and intact perforation, full OG, VF and rare, K. Filobok certificate
1400.00 
 
817 **/*   C53-57, var

Airships Issue

1934, 5k-30k, 11 mint stamps, representing all existed positions of watermark Borders and Rosettes, fresh condition, full OG, some NH, but mainly LH, F/VF
190.00 
 
818  C53-57
1934, 5k-30k, complete set of five, sheet margin blocks of four, 5k has 5-tip separation at the top, CTO with full OG, VF
130.00 
 
819 **/*   C58-67, var

Chelyuskin Rescue Issue

1935, 1k-50k, 30 mint stamps, including 5k with autograph of Anatoly Lyapidevsky, representing nice range of watermark varieties of the issue, clean condition, mainly full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
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375.00 
 
820  C58-67
1935, 1k-50k, complete set of ten, full OG, LH, mostly VF, C.v. $1,032
350.00 
 
821  C58-67
1935, perforated trial color proofs of 1k-50k, complete set of ten in various colors, reduced size of stamps, most with perforation divides by scissors, no gum, VF and rare in complete set, especially in premium condition, each one signed by Z. Mikulski with his certificate for the set
6000.00 
 
822    C61
1936, registered air mail cover from Leningrad to Leipzig, franked by seven values, including Levanevsky 10k dark brown, tied by Leningrad "14.7.36" ds, marked "Par Avion", Leipzig "15.7.36" arrival hs on reverse, mostly VF
95.00 
 
823 **   C68

Surcharges for Moscow-San Francisco Flight

1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 23 of 25- surcharge setting, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee on reverse
550.00 
 
824  C68
1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, broken "5" in "1935" variety (position 15), horizontal watermark Borders and Rosettes, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and scarce, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
500.00 
 
825 **   C68-68b
1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, vertical pair printed on paper with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, lower stamp has small "f" variety of surcharge (positions 4/9), full OG, NH, VF and rare in pair, especially with watermark variety, each stamp with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
2750.00 
 
826  C68b var
1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, a single with small "f" variety printed on paper with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, surcharge position 9 of 25-stamp setting, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee on reverse, L. Melnikov certificate
700.00 
 
827  C68, b
1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, three singles from positions 20, 23 and 6, the last one has small "f" variety, some flaws mentioned, first one is expertly regummed, second one with some perf irregularities at the bottom, the last one has perforation tips yellowing, still F/VF and high potential group
500.00 
 
828    C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 2 (no leg of "r" in "Francisco"), used on registered Express Mail cover from Moscow to Berlin, tied by Moscow Post Office No.9 "19.9.35" ds, postmarked on arrival "21.9.35", VF so-called Rosenberg cover
950.00 
 
829 **/*   C69-75, C75a, var

Aviation Exhibition Issue

1937, 70 mostly mint (two - used) stamps and three souvenir sheets, representing stamps on white and creamy paper, complete set of unfolded blocks of four (NH, but one stamp of 40k with tiny blue stain on the face), marginal 20k with watermark "1" and more, mainly full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
700.00 
 
830 **   C75 imp
1937, 1r black, brown and buff, left sheet margin (44mm) vertical imperforated pair, nice margins at three other sides, absolutely flawless quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare
5500.00 
 
831    C75a
1937, 1r black and red brown, imperforated single from a souvenir sheet, used on registered cover from Moscow to Philadelphia together with 30k of Ethnographic set, tied by Moscow "11.1.38" ds, NYC transit of January 21and Philadelphia the same day arrival marking, mostly VF
95.00 
 
832 */U   C76-76D

Aviation Day Issue

1939, 17 mainly mint (two - used) stamps, representing three varieties of basic stamps, also stamp of 1r with double overprint (questionable), nice quality, full OG or expertly regummed, F/VF
85.00 
 
833 **   C77 var

Air Post Issues of 1941-91

1944, Pavel Fedoseyenko, 1r deep blue, raster square, unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
834 **   C83-90
1949, Air Mail Routes, 50k-3r, complete set of eight, unfolded blocks of four, minor gum waves on 50k block, nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
500.00 
 
835 **   C84 var
1949, Airplane over Farm Scene, 60k gray brown on buff colored paper, left sheet margin single imperforated on the left, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
836 **   C95-96, var
1955, North Pole - Moscow Flight, red overprint on definitive stamps of 1r and 2r, complete set in horizontal pairs, left stamp of each pair without dash variety of overprint, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
837 **   C95-96, var
1955, North Pole - Moscow Flight, red overprint on definitive stamps of 1r and 2r, first one in block of four, the other one in horizontal pair, top right or right stamps have no dash variety, while top left or left stamps have wide space between "Sev." and "Polyus" varieties (length 15mm), full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
838 **   C96 var
1955, North Pole - Moscow Flight, strongly shifted to the bottom red overprint (14.2 mm) on definitive stamp of 2r green and black, perforation L12 1/2, top sheet margin horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce double variety
275.00 
 
839 **   C97 var
1956, Airplane over Arctic Camp at North Pole Station, 1r multicolored, yellow color omitted, left sheet margin unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF
200.00 
 
840    

First Flight "Dobrolet" Cover on-line "Moscow - Irkutsk"

September 19, 1928, registered cover franked by three values, tied by Moscow "17.9.28" postal marking, violet Dobrolet cachet on reverse, Irkutsk "22.9.28" arrival ds, then forwarded from Irkutsk to Moscow on November 9, 1928 with "22.11.28" Moscow backstamp, mostly VF and scarce round trip cover
300.00 
 
841    353-58

Zeppelin Flight Cover

September 30-October 3, 1933, 8th South America Flight registered cover to Paraguay, franked by a complete set of 8k surcharges on commemorative stamps (it was not in official postal circulation) and two other adhesives, tied by Flight "Leningrad-Berlin. 27.IX.33" marking, red Berlin connection and confirmation cachet, Asuncion arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF and very scarce item
375.00 
 
842 **/*   E1-3, var

Special Delivery stamps

1932, Postal Transports, 5k-80k, 19 mint stamps, including complete set in blocks of four (10k folded along vertical perforation), some small varieties, generally nice quality unit (minor gum waves mentioned), full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
375.00