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Lots 861 - 880,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
861 */U   3-26

Collection of the Early Issues

1918-19, 360 mostly used stamps, representing 2nd Vilnius and three Kaunas issues, neatly arranged on stockpages, including "5" instead of "15" variety (No.10a), 60sk (no.18) in block of eight and 50sk (No.25) in complete pane of 25, numerous plating varieties and much more, minor flaws should be expected as always on postally used stamps, still nice lot for research by a specialist, F/VF, C.v. $1,500
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862 **   18 imp, var
1919, 2nd Kaunas issue, 50sk black, right sheet margin vertical imperforated pair, bottom stamp has no "L" in "Lietuvos" variety (position 15/20), slight toned spots on top stamp, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare,only a few stamps possible with this variety, especially in pair with a common stamp
863 **/*   20-26
1919, 3rd Kaunas issue, 10sk-60sh, three vertical and five horizontal se-tenant pairs, all are different, nice quality, no gum as issued, NH or previously hinged (2), VF
864 **   20-23
1919, 3rd Kaunas issue, 10sk, 15sk, 20sk and 30sk, se- tenant block of 80 (top part of a printer's sheet, each value in pane of 20), some folds between stamps and perf separations, still nice and fresh item, no gum as issued,NH, VF and extremely rare multiple
865 **   24-26
1919, 3rd Kaunas issue, 40sk, 50sk and 60sk, se-tenant block of 60 (each value in pane of 20), presents bottom part of a printer's sheet less one pane of 60sk at left, folded between panes and insignificant separations, beautiful quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare
866 **/*   40-60, imp, var

Collection of the Berlin Issues

1919, about 650 mostly mint perforated and imperforated (190) stamps, singles, pairs and multiples, strong in perforation errors - 14 fantails and 54 imperforated between stamps in pairs and strips, as well as numerous printing varieties - 16 stamps with omitted or doubled center, print on pasted paper, a lot of positional pieces - gutter pairs and blocks, control inscriptions and many more, all neatly described on exhibition style pages, a few occasional flaws possible, fresh quality unit otherwise, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF or better, great unit in every respect
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867  70/80 imp
1920, 2nd Anniversary of Independence, 10sk-5auk, imperforated set of seven values, nice looking unit, full/large part of OG, VF
868 **   237a
1929, Lithuanian Cross, 15c red, left sheet margin block of six (3x2), contains three vertical tete-beche pairs (foot to foot), watermark Webbing, full OG, NH, VF
869 **/*   278-82, var
1933-34, Lithuanian Cross and Kaunas Castle, 2c-60c, complete set of five, watermark Multiple Letters, which is inverted on 15c and 50c, inverted and reversed on 60c, full OG, NH (3) or LH, VF, C.v. $335 for stamps w/o watermark varieties, Lith Market Value Cat. $380
870 **   B52-54 var

Semi - Postal Issues

1939, European Basketball Championships, 15+10c, 30+15c and 60+40c, complete set of three, two small size stamps in horizontal pairs, each one imperforated vertically, full OG, NH, VF, only 100 ofeach low value stamps and 50 of the high value were produced partly imperforated
871    C1-7, C18-20

Air Post stamps and covers

1922, Pioneer Flight cover from Kaunas to Liepaja, franked altogether by ten values, met correct postal rate of 26auk, tied by Kaunas "31.VIII.22" ds, arrival Liepaja marking of September 2, mostly VF
872    C37-39
1928, registered cover from Kaunas to Australia via London, franked by Swallow complete set of three in pairs and a single of 60c, London red registration transit marking and Sydney arrival ds, mostly VF and scarce
873 **   C46, var
1930, Grand Duke Vytautas and President Smetona, 1L red, lilac and black, bottom left corner margin block of four, both left stamps with transposed portraits variety, full OG, NH, VF
874    C40-46
1930, registered cover delivered by two connecting flights on lines "Kaunas-Berlin" and "Berlin - Dusseldorf", franked by Grand Duke Vytautas complete set of seven, tied by Kaunas "8.VI.30" ds, Berlin transit of the samedate and arrival marking of Dusseldorf "9.6.30", VF
July 15-18, 1935, Lithuanica Trans-Atlantic Flight cover from USA to Kaunas by pilots S. Darius and S. Girenas, franked by Washington 3c violet, Brooklyn "Jul.15" ds, violet boxed six-line confirmation cachet, numbered at thebottom "405", arrival ds on reverse, in addition real photo postcard showing legendary pilots, F/VF
876 **   259 fn
1935, red Lithuanica II overprint on Main Post Office Building 50c dark blue and olive, imperforated single with nice margins, full original slightly uneven gum, NH, VF, APEX certificate, C.v. $400 as hinged
877    C80 fn
1935, Felix Vaitkus Lithuanica II Trans- Atlantic Flight, registered cover with mixed franking of US 6c orange and three Lithuanian air post stamps (two on reverse), including Vaitkus special black overprint on 40c darkrose and blue, numbered "970" and signed by Lt. Felix Vaitkus, violet confirmation cachet and all appropriate markings, VF
878    C79, C80
1935, Felix Vaitkus Lithuanica II Trans- Atlantic Flight, US stationery envelope 2c carmine with additional Lithuanian franking by two air post values, violet confirmation cachet, signed by Lt. Felix Vaitkus at the bottom, VF in additiontwo cuts from a newspaper with photos of F. Vaitkus
879 **/*   C5a/84

Nice Group of Air Post Issues

1921-34, 55 mint stamps, representing eight complete sets, including Grand Duke Vytautas, Anniversary of Independence perf and imperf, Great Personalities perf and imperf, plus some others, full OG, NH (after #C54) or LH, mainly VF, C.v. $250
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880 **/*   2N9-16

Soviet Occupation Issues

1940, black or red overprints "L T S R. 1940.VII.21" on definitive stamps of 1937-40, complete set of singles and blocks of four, in addition inverted overprint on 10c, inverted watermark on 2cin block and cover to Riga franked by seven stamps of the set, mainly fresh quality, full OG, NH or LH, VF
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