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Lots 963 - 976,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #78, May 31, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
963  B1-4
1904, Russo-Japanese War Postal Charity issue, 3k-10k, seven horizontal strips of eight stamps, each one overprinted "Obrazets", four strips with large (7.2mm) letters and three with small (6.7mm) letters, various perforation, no usual separations, just one strip reinforced in the middle, nice condition, full OG, NH (approximately a half stamps) or LH/hinged, VF and scarce assemblage
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964 **   B15 var
1921, Volga Famine Relief issue, 2250r carmine, printed on thick "cotton" paper, error causing by jammed paper during printing process, expected paper wrinkles on the left, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
965 **   B18 var
1922, Famine Relief, inverted black surcharge 100r+100r on 70k brown, right sheet margin horizontal pair, left stamp has part of surcharge missing, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, since even a single with inverted black surcharge is a rarity, SC #23 Ta, var
966 **/*   B24-29
1922, "Philately for the Children", black overprints on 1k- 10k, complete set of six, both 1k of the second printing (each one with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs), positions 3 and 8 respectively, all others from the first printing, full OG, NH (No.B24) or LH/hinged, VF, SC #048-49, 50-53
967  B24 var
1922, "Philately for the Children", overprint inverted and placed diagonally on perforated 1k orange, tiny natural inclusion and slight gum bend as typical for this error, full OG, VLH (appears NH), VF and extremely rare error, only a few recorded, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs on reverse, A. Zverev certificate
968 **   B30-33
1922, Rostov-on-Don issue, 2t-6t, three complete sets of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, all are guaranteed genuine, SC #Sl1-4
969 **/*   B38, var
1923, "Philately for the Labor", bronze surcharge 1r+1r on 10r brown and black, three side margin block of ten (2x5, right part of pane of 25), two stamps at the bottom right without the surcharge and stamps at the bottom left have only a part of surcharge (printed on gum side) due to foldover. In fact this multiple contains normal block of four, two pairs with and without surcharge and pair with complete and incomplete surcharge, nice and fresh condition, full OG, NH or LH (two stamps at the top and lower left stamp), VF and probably unique item, SC #95, var
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970 **   B40b
1923, "Philately for the Labor", inverted bronze surcharge 2r+2r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #97 Tb
971  B41a
1923, "Philately for the Labor", bronze surcharge 4r+4r with spaced "1 923" variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, SC #98 Ka
972    B39-41
1923, "Philately for the Labor", three surcharged values used on First Day cover in Moscow, appropriate "1.5.23" ds, missing a small part of flap, otherwise VF, SC #96-98
973  B42
1923, "Philately for the Labor", silver surcharge 4r+4r on 5000r violet, appropriate Moscow "1.5.25" First Day cancellation on a piece, fresh and VF, SC #99
974  B42a
1923, "Philately for the Labor", inverted silver surcharge 4p+4p on 5000r violet, appropriate FD cancellation on a piece, VF and rare, especially in used condition, several pencil signatures on reverse, SC #99 Tb
975 **   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), disturbed gum at the bottom, mostly on margin, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #64 var
976 **   B168a imp
1990, Zoo Relief Fund, 10+5k-20+10k, left sheet margin imperforated se-tenant block of three with label, full OG, NH, VF, guaranteed genuine, SC #6135-37 imp