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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1305 ogblc 87e/87gj 87e87gj, 1909-18 1R Imperial Eagle and Post Horns with thunderbolts specialized collection of inverted related items, a total of 24 pieces ranging from mint single stamps (one
used) to multiples as large as a block of 30, plus two covers, all f#87e/87gj, 1909-18 1R Imperial Eagle and Post Horns with thunderbolts specialized collection of inverted related items, a total of 24 pieces ranging from mint single stamps (one used) to multiples as large as a block of 30, plus two covers, all from the various printings of this handsome stamp, and all with inverted printings on them, such as inverted centers, double groundwork (one inverted), double frames with centers inverted, etc. we even note two very scarce trial color plate proofs with groundwork in green and one in black (both of which are inverted), many items Scott or Michel listed, while there are other scarce items which are not, overall the condition is well above average, the imperforate mint multiple of thirty with double groundwork, one inverted, has some light pencil rejection marks partially erased, o.g. or used, almost all very fine; a marvelous lot for the specialist. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1306 og 90b 90b, 1913 3k Rose red, double impression, one inverted, a visually striking bottom sheet-margin mint example of this scarce error, with strong color and impressions, o.g.,
lightly hinged, the sheet selvage at bottom has been separated and neatly#90b, 1913 3k Rose red, double impression, one inverted, a visually striking bottom sheet-margin mint example of this scarce error, with strong color and impressions, o.g., lightly hinged, the sheet selvage at bottom has been separated and neatly reattached by a hinge, light horizontal crease, very fine appearance (Michel #84 var.). (Image) $700.00

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1307 og 107 var. 107 var., 1915 20k Olive green on thin cardboard, double impression, one inverted, of five-line inscription on back, without gum as issued, two excellent impressions on
reverse, very fine a most unusual and unlisted inverted variety (Michel #107 var., 1915 20k Olive green on thin cardboard, double impression, one inverted, of five-line inscription on back, without gum as issued, two excellent impressions on reverse, very fine; a most unusual and unlisted "inverted" variety (Michel #109A var.). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1308 og 109d 109d, 1915 10R Carmine lake, yellow and gray, vertical lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Inverted, exceptional centering amid large margins, strong colors and
impressions which shows the error well, o.g., h.r., very fine and scarce (Michel#109d, 1915 10R Carmine lake, yellow and gray, vertical lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Inverted, exceptional centering amid large margins, strong colors and impressions which shows the error well, o.g., h.r., very fine and scarce (Michel #81AxK; €200). (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1309 nhbl 109d 109d, 1915 10R Carmine lake, yellow and gray, vertical lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Inverted, a spectacular mint block of nine (eight stamps and one label) of this
scarce error, marvelously bright and fresh strong colors, o.g., never#109d, 1915 10R Carmine lake, yellow and gray, vertical lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Inverted, a spectacular mint block of nine (eight stamps and one label) of this scarce error, marvelously bright and fresh strong colors, o.g., never hinged, very fine; a rare showpiece multiple (Michel #81AxK; for hinged €1,600+) (Image) for hinged $4,000.00+

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1310 ogbl 125 var. 125 var., 1917 15k Red brown and deep blue, imperforate, double impression of center, one inverted, a most unusual block of four showing not only the double impression of the
center vignette (one inverted), but there is also an inverted offset#125 var., 1917 15k Red brown and deep blue, imperforate, double impression of center, one inverted, a most unusual block of four showing not only the double impression of the center vignette (one inverted), but there is also an inverted offset impression of the frame showing on all four stamps, large to huge margins, o.g., top pair h.r., bottom pair with horizontal crease, otherwise very fine and striking (Michel #71IIB var.). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1311 nhbl 131d, 131e 131d, 131e, 1917 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Double, One Inverted, a most remarkable complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the
entire sheet showing the groundwork inverted, then there is a second im#131d, 131e, 1917 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Double, One Inverted, a most remarkable complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the entire sheet showing the groundwork inverted, then there is a second impression of the groundwork which is inverted and shifted dramatically downward and a bit diagonally, leaving the top two rows without a double impression, sheet selvages large and intact, exceptionally bright and fresh overall, some really minor bends and wrinkles, single corner crease at top left only affecting one label, otherwise o.g., never hinged, very fine; while the Scott catalog has separate listings for each of the groundwork inverted and groundwork double errors, they do not list a combination of both which this impressive sheet displays (Michel #77BxK3 var.). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1312 nhbl 131e 131e, 1917, 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, an impressive complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the entire sheet showing
the groundwork inverted, sheet selvages a bit trimmed on all four sides#131e, 1917, 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, an impressive complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the entire sheet showing the groundwork inverted, sheet selvages a bit trimmed on all four sides, brilliantly fresh overall, o.g., never hinged, left vertical row with mild creasing, overall very fine; a rare intact sheet of this scarce variety (Michel #77BxK3; for hinged €2,500+). (Image) for hinged $3,750.00+

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1313 nhbl 131e 131e, 1917 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, another impressive complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the entire sheet
showing the groundwork inverted, this particular sheet with very large shee#131e, 1917 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, another impressive complete sheet of 56 (50 stamps and 6 labels), with the entire sheet showing the groundwork inverted, this particular sheet with very large sheet selvages intact, some minor wrinkles and bends, but overall wonderfully fresh and well preserved, o.g., never hinged, very fine and rare as a sheet (Michel #77BxK3; for hinged €2,500+). (Image) for hinged $3,750.00+

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1314 og/nhbl 87gj 87gj, 1918 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, horizontal lozenges of varnish on face, Center and Denomination Inverted, a striking complete sheet of 50, each
with the center inverted as well as the denomination, huge sheet selvage#87gj, 1918 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, horizontal lozenges of varnish on face, Center and Denomination Inverted, a striking complete sheet of 50, each with the center inverted as well as the denomination, huge sheet selvages all around, including showing plate number "6" at bottom left, exceptionally fresh, o.g., all stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only, small hinge sealed tear in top selvage, neat vertical crease between stamps in the sixth and seventh rows, very fine; we cannot imagine many, if any, other complete sheets still exist (Michel #77BxK1; for hinged €1,250+). (Image) for hinged $1,250.00+

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1315 og/nhbl 87gh var. 87gh var., 1918 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, horizontal lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Double, One Inverted, a most amazing and striking complete
sheet of 50, displaying a second strong overall impression of the gro#87gh var., 1918 1R Pale brown, brown and red orange, imperforate, horizontal lozenges of varnish on face, Groundwork Double, One Inverted, a most amazing and striking complete sheet of 50, displaying a second strong overall impression of the groundwork, however it is inverted and is strongly displaced to top right, leaving two stamps at bottom right completely normal, but all other stamps with portions (or completely covered) with a second inverted impression, huge sheet selvages all around, showing plate number "6" at bottom left, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in the sheet selvages only neat vertical crease between the sixth and seventh rows, very fine; this variety is unlisted in both Scott and Michel, and is believed to be unique as a sheet (Michel #77Bx var.). (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1316 og 133b 133b, 1917 5R Dark blue, green and pale blue, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, handsome left sheet-margin horizontal pair, possessing large margins all around and strong
fresh colors, o.g., one stamp with minor h.r., faint vertical bend on left#133b, 1917 5R Dark blue, green and pale blue, imperforate, Groundwork Inverted, handsome left sheet-margin horizontal pair, possessing large margins all around and strong fresh colors, o.g., one stamp with minor h.r., faint vertical bend on left stamp, overall very fine and choice (Michel #79BxK). (Image) $800.00+

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1317 O 134a 134a, 1917 7R Dark green and pink, imperforate, Center Inverted, the pink color shifted to the left as it is found on the other two known examples, large margins all around
except just touching frame line at bottom right, strong colors, Busdjak#134a, 1917 7R Dark green and pink, imperforate, Center Inverted, the pink color shifted to the left as it is found on the other two known examples, large margins all around except just touching frame line at bottom right, strong colors, Busdjak oval pmk. (the same pmk. as found on the other examples), nearly very fine; this is one of only three examples recorded, making this one of the most important and rarest of all known inverted centers of the world (Michel #80BxK1; unpriced). (Image) $5,000.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1318 ogbl 181a var. 181a var., 1921 100R Orange, on pelure paper, double impression, one inverted, top sheet-margin vertical gutter block of four, with strongly shifted second impression (which
is inverted), mostly large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, typical verti#181a var., 1921 100R Orange, on pelure paper, double impression, one inverted, top sheet-margin vertical gutter block of four, with strongly shifted second impression (which is inverted), mostly large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, typical vertical crease in gutter, very fine (Michel #156x var.). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1319 ogbl 186c var. 186c var., 1921 1000R Carmine, on pelure paper, double impression, one inverted, striking mint bottom left corner sheet-margin block of four, with second (inverted) impression
shifted strongly, large to huge margins, radiant color, o.g., some li#186c var., 1921 1000R Carmine, on pelure paper, double impression, one inverted, striking mint bottom left corner sheet-margin block of four, with second (inverted) impression shifted strongly, large to huge margins, radiant color, o.g., some light creasing in bottom left stamp, others in block very fine (Michel #161x var.) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1320 ogbl 293 var. 293 var., 1924 5R Dark blue and gray brown Worker, inverted offset printing, an eye-arresting bottom right corner sheet-margin block of four, featuring strong inverted offset
impressions of the entire design on all four stamps, there is also an#293 var., 1924 5R Dark blue and gray brown Worker, inverted offset printing, an eye-arresting bottom right corner sheet-margin block of four, featuring strong inverted offset impressions of the entire design on all four stamps, there is also an inverted partial impression of another stamp in red, and finally the block is imperforate vertically (x 13 1/2), o.g., lightly hinged, bottom pair with mild horizontal crease, otherwise very fine; this block simply could not have more errors on it (Michel #261IC var.). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1321 og 373 var. 373 var., 1927 14k Esperanto, imperforate, Center Inverted, vertical pair (with annulling vertical perforation row), each stamp with brown vignette of Dr. L.L. Zamenhof
inverted, huge margins, o.g., h.r., very fine we have never seen another li#373 var., 1927 14k Esperanto, imperforate, Center Inverted, vertical pair (with annulling vertical perforation row), each stamp with brown vignette of Dr. L.L. Zamenhof inverted, huge margins, o.g., h.r., very fine; we have never seen another like this pair (Michel #325XU var.). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1322 nh 379 var. 379 var., 14k Map of the CCCP, Red Color (map) Inverted, bottom sheet-margin vertical strip of four, each with the red map inverted, with single vertical row of annulling
perforations, o.g., n.h., fine this stamp with the inverted red map is al#379 var., 14k Map of the CCCP, Red Color (map) Inverted, bottom sheet-margin vertical strip of four, each with the red map inverted, with single vertical row of annulling perforations, o.g., n.h., fine; this stamp with the inverted red map is almost never seen (Michel #332D var.). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1323 O 959 var. 959 var., 1944 Leningrad souvenir sheet of four, with marginal inscriptions inverted, an extremely rare used example of this seldom seen inverted error, light central c.t.o.
postmark dated 1945, still retaining its o.g., couple of diagonal cor#959 var., 1944 Leningrad souvenir sheet of four, with marginal inscriptions inverted, an extremely rare used example of this seldom seen "inverted" error, light central c.t.o. postmark dated 1945, still retaining its o.g., couple of diagonal corner creases at top right, otherwise very fine; a major rarity of the Soviet Union and the first such example we have ever seen; listed and priced in Michel only as mint, whose catalog value we have quoted; 1996 APS certificate (Michel Block 4K). (Image) Michel €10,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1324 og 959 var. 959 var., 1944 Leningrad souvenir sheet of four, with marginal inscriptions double, one inverted, both the normal and inverted inscriptions shifted slightly vertically,
wonderfully fresh, o.g., small thin spot, still very fine as with the previ#959 var., 1944 Leningrad souvenir sheet of four, with marginal inscriptions double, one inverted, both the normal and inverted inscriptions shifted slightly vertically, wonderfully fresh, o.g., small thin spot, still very fine; as with the previous souvenir sheet, this is the only example of this rarity we have ever seen, listed in Michel only as with a single inverted inscription whose catalog value we have quoted (Michel #Block 4K var.). (Image) Michel €10,000+

SOLD for $26,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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