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Lots 937 - 1005,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
937  SC #PP1

Private issue of the German-Baltic Committee in Petrograd

1918, 1r multicolored, Committee seal in violet, nice margins all around, full original slightly uneven gum, LH,VF
170.00 
 
938 **/*   149-50

"Sword Breaking Chain" Issue
Collection

1918, 144 mostly mint stamps and one cover, singles, pairs, strips and blocks, representing rare color shades of 35k, such as light blue in block of four and a single in gray ultra(both certified), imperforated singles and pair (some questionable), various misperf, plate varieties in blocks with normal stamps and many more, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
950.00 
 
939 **   150 var
1918, 70k brown, top right corner sheet margin block of four, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH, VF
220.00 
 
940  150a
1918, 70k brown, four side enlarged margins imperforated single, nice and very fresh, full OG, light trace of hinge, VF and rare, N. Mandrovski certificate, C.v. $16,500 for a pair
Click here to see the certificate
1500.00 
 
941 **/*   177-80, 187

The First Definitive Issue
Collection

1921, 30 mint stamps, singles and block of four, including several scarce color varieties (ultra on ordinary or blue on thin paper), postmaster perforation on 20r ultra, two proofs of New Russian Triumphant and others, all identified on Lindner hingeless pages, fresh quality unit, full OG, many NH stamps, VF
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2, 3, 4
250.00 
 
942 **   180 var
1921, 20r pale ultra, color variety, right sheet margin vertical pair printed on ordinary paper, full OG, NH, VF, top left corner margin vertical pair of common blue shade is included for comparison
95.00 
 
943 **/*   180a, c
1921, two stamps of 20r with double impression in blue on ordinary paper and in ultra on thin paper, first one with marginal gum crease, nice quality otherwise, full OG, NH or LH, VF
140.00 
 
944  180b var
1921, 20r pale ultra, printed on thin paper, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce color shade variety
100.00 
 
945 **/*   181-86, var

The Second Definitive Issue
Collection

1921, 520 mostly mint stamps in singles, pairs, blocks and sheets, including proof of 250r printed on rough yellow paper in block of four, multiple color shade varieties, seven stamps with double impression, complete sheets of 200r, 300r x2 and 500r x2, all neatly arranged and identified on Lindner pages, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF or better
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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 
 
946 **   181c var
1921, 100r orange, printed on thin paper, double impression (one inverted), block of four with two pre- printing paper folds, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
240.00 
 
947 **   182 var
1921, 200r gray olive, color variety, bottom left margin block of four, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
200.00 
 
948 **   182a
1921, 200r deep brown, double impression, top left corner sheet margin block of four, upper left stamp with slight crease, still full OG, NH, mostly VF, C.v. $720 as hinged singles
150.00 
 
949 **/*   182 var
1921, 200r light brown, top left corner sheet margin block of four with inverted offset of the design on front, appearing as double impression, full OG, NH or LH (mostly on top margin), VF
150.00 
 
950 **/*   183a, d var
1921, 250r violet, four gutter tete-beche blocks of four, two printed on ordinary and two on thin paper, including one of pale violet shade (very scarce), full OG, NH or LH (two stamps of the last one), VF
100.00 
 
951 **/*   183c var
1921, 250r violet, printed on thin paper, bottom right corner sheet margin block of four with inverted offset of the design on the face, appearing as double impression, slight crease is affecting one stamp, full OG, NH or LH (top stamps), VF
110.00 
 
952 **   186e var
1921, 1000r carmine, printed on thick "cotton" paper, inverted offset of the design on the face, appearing to be a double impression, natural paper crease, causing this variety, nice and very fresh stamp, full OG, NH, VF andrare, V. Zagorsky certificate
Click here to see the certificate
190.00 
 
953 **/*   188-90, fn var

4th Anniversary of the October Revolution Issue
Collection

1921, 131 mint stamps, including singles, pairs and complete set in panes of 25, some printing varieties, all housed on Lindner pages, perfect condition, full OG, mainly NH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
900.00 
 
954 **/*   191-200, var

Surcharges on the First Definitive Issue
Collection

1922, 125 mostly mint stamps, singles, pairs and blocks, including eight stamps with inverted surcharges, two wide (7mm) space black surcharges, two red "R.S.F.S.R."surcharges, shade varieties and etc., all arranged on Lindner pages and neatly described, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
1000.00 
 
955 **   191c
1922, black surcharge 5000r on 1r orange, printed on ordinary paper, block of four, top stamps without surcharges, upper stamps with paper fold causing this variety, still full OG, NH, VF
200.00 
 
956 **   194a var
1922, inverted black surcharge 5000r on 20r ultra, printed on thin paper, full OG, NH, VF
110.00 
 
957  195c
1922, error black surcharge 1,0000r instead of 10,000r on 40r slate, left sheet margin single of large size, small angle to the right, full OG with a spot of natural gum loss at the bottom, LH, VF
500.00 
 
958 **   195c
1922, error black surcharge 1,0000r instead of 10,000r on 40r slate, bottom sheet margin vertical pair of large size stamps, small angle to the left, full OG with a spot of natural inflow at the top, NH, VF and very rare
1900.00 
 
959  195c
1922, error black surcharge 1,0000r instead of 10,000r on 40r slate, large size stamp, small angle to the right, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, ex-K. Vassilyev
500.00 
 
960 **   200a, e
1922, inverted red surcharge 10,000r on 40r slate, two stamps of small and large size, first one with surcharge shifted to the top, the other one - to the right, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
961 (*)   200c
1922, strongly shifted to the bottom red surcharge (will dots after letters) 10,000r on 40r slate, small size stamp, bottom right corner sheet margin single, a beautiful example, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance
250.00 
 
962 **/*   201, a, d, e

Black Surcharges 7500r
Collection

1922, 25 mint stamps, singles, pairs and strips, including four stamps with inverted, two with double and strip with double diagonal and horizontal surcharges, all neatly arranged and described on Lindner pages, nice quality, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, VF
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
150.00 
 
963 **   201c var
1922, blue black litho surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, vertical gutter block of four printed on ordinary paper, folded between stamps, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, only a few blocks of this stamp survived, gutter block is possibly unique, N. Mandrovski certificate
1500.00 
 
964 **/*   202-06, var

New Design Definitive Issue
Collection

1922, 33 stamps in singles, pairs and blocks, including one proof of 5000r on cream paper, several plate varieties, arranged on Lindner hingeless pages, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2
95.00 
 
965  203 var
1922, 7500r light blue, printed on watermarked horizontal Diamonds paper, double impression, usual offset on reverse, full OG, VLH, VF
100.00 
 
966 **   205, a
1922, 7500r blue, printed on creamy paper without watermark, vertical pair, bottom stamp with double impression, slight gum wrinkle on the error stamps, strong color and immaculate pair, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
967  
1922, imperforated proof of unissued denomination (design of 7500r) of 50,000r in blue violet, printed on watermarked vertical Diamonds paper, narrow margin at right, still full OG, NH, fine and rare item
1100.00 
 
968 **/*   210, a, b, c

Black Diagonal Surcharge 100,000r
Collection

1922, 30 mint stamps, singles, pairs and blocks on ordinary, thin and chalk-surfaced paper, including one inverted surcharge, stamps with offset on reverse, some plate andsurcharge varieties, arranged on Lindner pages, fresh quality, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, VF
Click here to see Part 2
100.00 
 
969 **/*   209a, d
1922, inverted surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, two stamps printed on ordinary and thin paper, full OG, NH or LH, VF, the last one with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
210.00 
 
970 **/*   211-15, C1 var

5th Anniversary of the October Revolution Issue
Collection

1922, 55 mint stamps and one cover, singles, pairs and multiples, including several thin paper varieties, two double printings, shift of background in pair, also air post stamps, arranged on Lindner pages with detailed description, nice quality unit, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, VF
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2, 3, 4
375.00 
 
971 **   212a
1922, 10r brown and black, printed on thin (0.05mm) paper, complete pane of 25, control line at the bottom margin, full OG, NH, VF, block of 24 on ordinary paper is included for comparison, C.v. $5,000 as hinged singles
475.00 
 
972 **/*   216-29, var

"Star" Surcharges
Collection

1922-23, 332 mint perforated and imperforated stamps, representing litho and typo surcharges, the lot contains altogether 15 inverted and 4 double surcharges, litho surcharge 20r on imperforated 15k (No.224 genuine, but it has redistributed original gum with clear L. Melnikov certificate), all neatly arranged and identified on Lindner pages, immaculate quality unit, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Click here to see litho surcharge 20r on imperforated 15k
950.00 
 
973 **/*   216/29 a, b
1922-23, five inverted and three double litho surcharges, inverted included 5r/20k, 30r/50k two different basic stamps, 100r/15k and 200r/15k; double - 5r/20k, 100r/15k and imperforated 200r/15k, all with full OG, NH (2) or LH,VF, most with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, C.v. $710
150.00 
 
974 **   218/25a, b
1922-23, four inverted and two double typo surcharges, inverted included perforated 20r/70k, 40r/15k, imperforated 20r/70k in horizontal gutter pair, double - 40r/15k and 200r/15k, full OG, NH, VF, a few with Soviet guarantee hs, C.v. $640
100.00 
 
975 **/*   221b
1922-23, double litho surcharge 100r on 15k lilac brown and blue, block of four, top stamps with a part of second surcharge impression, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
100.00 
 
976 */U   AR1/25

Collection of Postal Revenue Stamps with Some Extras

1918, 58 mint and used stamps in singles and blocks, including 31 Saving, 18 Control and 9 General Revenue (with imperforated strip of 1r) Postal stamps, in addition 4postal history items, including money transfer from Fort No.2 to Tashkent, as well as 25 non-postal fiscal stamps of 1911-22, all arranged on Lindner pages, fresh quality overall, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
130.00 
 
977 **/*   B14-17, a var

RSFSR Postal Charity Issues
Volga Famine Relief Issue
Collection

1921, 35 mostly mint stamps in singles, pairs and blocks of different types, ordinary, "cotton" and thin paper, including mint and used green stamps of different types, arranged and described on Lindner hingeless pages, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, mainly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
200.00 
 
978 **   B14a
1921, 2250r green, printed on thin paper, complete pane of four of different types, nice quality, original gum, which is partially skipped at bottom as always, NH, VF
600.00 
 
979  B17/183
1921, 2250r blue with additional inverted impression of 250r violet, full OG, LH, VF and scarce
800.00 
 
980 **/*   B18-23, B34-37

Famine Relief Surcharges and Postal Transports
Collection

1922, 77 mint stamps of both issues, including four stamps with inverted and one with double surcharges, some varieties of stamps and surcharges, gutter blocks of Postal Transports and etc., nice quality unit, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
240.00 
 
981 **   B18c
1922, black error surcharge 100r+r100 on 70k brown, nicely centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs on reverse
150.00 
 
982  B18
1921, trial black surcharge 250r+250r on 70k brown in horizontal strip of five, red overprint "Obrazets" (Specimen), folded between stamps (no separations), full OG, NH (one stamp is hinged), VF and very rare, surcharges 250r+250r were not used for stamps of 70k
1400.00 
 
983 **   B21b, var
1922, double black surcharge 250r+250r on 35k ultra, bottom right corner sheet margin pair, left stamp (position 99) with thin "o" in "Rossia" variety, full OG, NH, VF
200.00 
 
984 **   B23a
1922, inverted orange overprint 250r+250r on 35k pale ultra, usual rough perforation, nice condition, full OG, NH, F/VF
150.00 
 
985  B23 var
1922, double orange and carmine surcharge 250r+250r on 35k ultra, very slight fold along left margin, fresh quality otherwise, full OG, VLH, F/VF centering, a rare stamp
400.00 
 
986 **   B24, B29

"Philately for the Children" Issue

1922, black overprint on perforated and imperforated 1k value, both are from the second printing, positions 18 and 10 respectively, full OG, NH, VF, each one with Soviet Philatelic guarantees on reverse
500.00 
 
987 **/*   B24-29
1922, black overprints on perforated 1k-10k, imperforated 1k, complete set of six, blocks of four, both 1k from the second printing, the same positions 1-2/6-7 and completely flawless and NH; all others from the firstprinting, positions identified, some separations, full OG, NH or LH, VF, each block with individual N. Mandrovski certificate
Click the numbers below to see the certificates:
2, 3, 4
2400.00 
 
988 **/*   B24-29
1922, black overprints on perforated 1k-10k, imperforated 1k, complete set of six in panes of 25, both 1k and 2k from the second printing, all other values from the first printing, the "key" value sheets are in perfect quality and NH,all others with full OG, but may have hinges on margins, strengthened perforation or some separations, still VF and extremely rare unit of complete settings, individual Z. Mikulski certificates for 1k sheets
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3
Click the numbers below to see the certificates:
4, 5
13000.00 
 
989 **/*   B30-33

Rostov-on-Don Issue
Collection

1922, 2t-6t, complete set of four with five extra values, including pair of triangles 4t red, in addition ten forgeries of different types and faked cover, all arranged on Lindner pages, fresh, no gum as produced, NH or LH, VF
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
130.00 
 
990 **   B30a
1922, 2t green, a single with double impression, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $475
240.00 
 
991 **   B30b
1922, 2t green, a single with triple impression, no gum as produced, NH, mostly VF, C.v. $450
230.00 
 
992 **   B31b
1922, 2t rose red, a single with triple impression, usual green ink splashes, nice condition, no gum as printed, NH, VF, C.v. $675
300.00 
 
993 **   B33b
1922, 6t green, a single with triple impression, neat quality, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $500
200.00 
 
994 */U   B39-42, var

"Philately for the Labor" Issue
Collection

1923, 11 mint or used stamps, including two inverted bronze surcharges "2r+2r" and "4r+4r" (mint and used), bronze spaced date surcharge in block of four, in addition forged silver surcharge, all identified on a Lindner page, full OG or used, VF
400.00 
 
995 **   B38a
1923, inverted bronze surcharge "1r+1r" on 10r brown and black, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, NH, VF, several experts' hs on reverse, C.v. $2,000
600.00 
 
996 **   B39, var
1923, gold surcharge "1r+1r" on 10r brown and black, top left corner sheet margin vertical pair, bottom stamp has no dot after first "r" in surcharge variety (position 6), full original gum with slight mostly marginal waves, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
130.00 
 
997  B40b
1923, inverted bronze surcharge "2r+2r" on 250r violet, bottom left corner sheet margin single, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and an eye-catching item, C.v. $325
150.00 
 
998 **   B41a
1923, bronze spaced date "1 923" surcharge "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, left margin single, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $625
150.00 
 
999 **   B41, a
1923, bronze surcharge "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, block of four, bottom left stamp with spaced date "1 923" variety, full OG, NH, VF
350.00 
 
1000 **   B42
1923, silver surcharge "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, bottom sheet margin single, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, L. Melnikov certificate, C.v. $1,800
Click here to see the certificate
700.00 
 
1001 **   B42a
1923, inverted silver surcharge "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, full OG, NH, VF and very rare stamp in flawless quality, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, Raritan Stamps guarantee, C.v. $11,500
3500.00 
 
1002 **   B42b
1923, silver surcharge (spaced date "1 923") "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, left sheet margin single from the position 6, full OG, NH, VF and rare, tiny expert's hs on reverse, Raritan Stamps guarantee, C.v. $3,750
Click here to see enlarged fragment
1500.00 
 
1003  B38/42
1923, two stamps with trial red surcharges "1r+1r" on 10r and "4r+4r" on 5000r, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF
300.00 
 
1004  62a, 63a, 65a

Local Soviet Issues of the Civil War Period
Vladivostok 5th Anniversary of the Revolution Issue

1922, inverted red overprints on 2k green, 4k carmine and 10k dark blue, each one in block of six (3x2), middle stamp of top row with curved strokes of "22" (position 24 of not inverted 25 -stamp setting), fresh quality, large part of OG, hinged, VF and extremely rare multiples, Z. Mikulski certificates, C.v. $4,500++
1500.00 
 
1005  SC #Lr 3a

Serafimo-Diveyevskoye Definitive Issue

1922, violet diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 100r orange, two stamps with partially incomplete and complete surcharges, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee on reverse
95.00