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Raritan Stamps, Inc. Sale - 76

Public Auction:The Matvil Collection of Specialized Soviet Issues - February 3, 2018

The Sale contains 729 lots of rare stamps from RSFSR and Soviet Union of 1918-1991:
  • RSFSR Issues of 1918-23 representing 34 lots with litho “Star” surcharge 20r on 15k brown lilac and blue, beautiful range of “Philately for the Labor” issues, including the only pair of inverted silver surcharge 4r+4r, top stamp in addition with spaced “1 923” variety;
  • Early Soviet Union Issues of 1923-30 comprised of about 70 lots, including Airplane with “wide 5” variety, Peasant 15k lemon yellow, perforation 14½x15, gutter pairs and perforation varieties of Esperanto Congress of 1927, Zeppelin set in horizontal imperforated sheet margin pairs, other imperforated stamps of different issues;
  • Issues of 1931-35are containing over 70 lots, highlights include Ice-Breaker “Malygin” 30k violet, vertical top right corner margin pair, printed on paper without watermark, International Polar Year of 50k carmine with perforation 10½, two Moscow Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheets, both with full original gum, numerous trial color proofs of Ethnographic, Baku Commissars, Anti-War Propaganda, Mikhail Kalinin (group of 24, representing all existing colors) issues, imperforated singles and pairs, perforation varieties;
  • Pre-Great Patriotic War Issues of 1936-41 including two proofs of Pioneers Helping Post 15k showing rejected design (Nazis’ Salutation), outstanding range of Pushkin and Architectural Projects with imperforated single of 30k black, Shota Rustaveli with comb perforation and imperforated pair, All-Union Agriculture Fair representing four se-tenant sheets of 36 or 40 in post office fresh condition and many more;
  • Great Patriotic War and Post-War issues of 1941-54 are showing fabulous group of raster varieties, including Colonnade in Kislovodsk of 1949 with raster vertical diamonds, complete offering of Russian Scientists raster horizontal diamonds, including Mendeleyev stamp, elusive issues in miniature sheets, such as Moscow Museums, Aivazovsky and Stalin of 1954, very unusual Soviet Elections 40k red and bluish gray of 1954 in block of four printed on ordinary paper and many-many more;
  • Issues of 1955-60 and Modern Issues of 1961-91, are starting with two Copernicus miniature sheets of ten, one of which on slightly pinkish paper, numerous perforation varieties such as Krylov, Kirov, Moscow University, Lenin, Heavy Machinery Plants, Radio Day and etc., as well as Aurora Borealis in block of four; unissued or recalled stamps such as Artist Makovsky, Soviet Circus, Poltava Battle, trial printing of Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Plant, both Mendeleyev Congress issues, Sabir, Women Federation Congress, “Raised Earth” of 1967 and Sobinov (both perforations) of 1972; imperforated stamps selection of 1975-91 and many others;
  • Each period includes Balance of Issues – Collections of several hundred, even thousand stamps in singles or multiples of numerous paper, raster, shade and perforation varieties. All of them are offered at very conservative starting prices.
Auction will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:00 am (EST) Lots #1-729
Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork stops at 8:30 am EST.

For more information please contact us at:

Raritan Stamps, Inc.
P.O. Box 557
Dayton, NJ 08810-0557, USA
Phone: (732)422-2124
Fax: (732)422-2125

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