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Lot 567 - 1930, 40k ultra and 80k carmine, imperforated complete set of two in horizontal pairs, perfect condition with large margins all around, full OG, NH, VF and rare in pairs, Soviet Philatelic guarantees, N. Mandrovski certificate for each pair, Est. $7,500-$9,000.... Sold for US$ 8,500

Raritan Stamps, Inc. Sale - 91

Raritan Stamps, Inc. The Volokolamsk RSFSR and Soviet Union Speci - October 15-16, 2021

The Volokolamsk RSFSR and Soviet Union Specialized Collection and Various Russian Stamps and Covers of other owners.

The Sale represents:

  • Imperial Russian material with 35 lots of Romanov Dynasty proofs from the Tsar Collection;
  • Zemstvo (Rural Post) containing 135 lots of various districts from Alexandria to Zolotonosha with numerous items from the Ferrari, Faberge, Schmidt, and other famous collections;
  • Valuable RSFSR items:
    - "Sword Breaking Chain" 70k brown, well margined imperforated single, mint never hinged,
    - se-tenant block of 8 definitive stamps of 200r brown and 4 Volga Famine Relief stamps of 2250r brown with gutter in the middle,
    - iconic lithographic surcharge 20r on 15k brown lilac and blue, top sheet margin imperforated single in post office fresh quality;
  • Fabulous Soviet Union material:
    - first definitives on paper without watermark imperforated 50k, 20k, 1r, and 3r; perforated 14½x15 astonishing 15k lemon yellow, perforated 12 very scarce 1r, various and very rare compound perforation of 3r,
    - first definitives on watermarked paper including imperforated 18k in horizontal pair and several stamps of litho 8k with "small head" variety,
    - Esperanto Congress of 1926, complete set of two with perforation 11½ in mint never hinged condition,
    - Moscow Philatelic Exhibition "Kartonka" souvenir sheet of 1932 in premium quality,
    - Proofs and Imperfs of Baku Commissars, Lenin Mausoleum, Ivan Fedorov, First Decade without Lenin, and Moscow Subway,
    - Moscow Spartacist Games set in premium quality blocks of four,
    - Perforation varieties of Alexander Pushkin issue of 1937,
    - Museum level scarcities of Architectural Projects, including Goznak essay of the Palace of Soviets,
    - Imperforates of Dzerzhinsky, Red Army Anniversary, North Pole and both Trans-Atlantic Flights, Papanin's Expedition, Flight to the Far East, and definitives of 1936-39,
    - Perforated errors and unissued stamps from 1940's-50's, including Mendeleyev Congress, Centenary of Khabarovsk, Voroshilovgrad (block of four), 250th Anniversary of the Poltava Battle, and valuable imperforates from the 1970s-90s,
  • Modern Russian Federation rarities, which came to the market by special order, including the practically complete collection of imperforated stamps and souvenir sheets;
  • Excellent Semi–Postal issues :
    - Nice range of Philately for the Children issue, including inverted overprints in the complete set of six, first issues inverts on perforated and imperforated 1k,
    - Philately for the Labor with double gold surcharge 1r+1r on 10r, only 25 stamps were printed, inverted silver surcharge 4r+4r on 5000r and other varieties;
  • First Class Air Post rarities:
    - Airplane "Fokker F111" 5r green with wide "5" variety on thin paper, with only 25 stamps were printed,
    - Moscow Zeppelin Flight 40k and 80k, imperforated complete set of two in horizontal pairs in mint never hinged condition,
    - Airship over the Arctic Region 50k brown of 1931 with the double impression (MNH) and perforated proof of this stamp in brownish violet color, of only a few produced,
    - International Polar Year 50k carmine with perforation L10½,
    - "Stratostat USSR 1" and Moscow – San Francisco Flight in blocks of four;
  • Postage Due stamps:
    - Numerals of 1k red, 2k lilac, 8k green, and 10k dark blue, litho printing, imperforated complete set of four,
    - Numerals 10k dark blue, a single of litho printing with perforation 14½x14, only a handful known in mint condition;
  • Collection of Soviet Advertising labels of 1923-29 and several other Collections and Group Lots.
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Sale Session Information:

Session one: (Lots 1 - 287) Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT
Session two: (Lots 288 - 627) Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT

For more information please contact us at:

Raritan Stamps, Inc.
PO Box 425
Cranbury, NJ 08512-0425
Phone: (732)422-2124
Fax: (732)422-2125

To request more information by email. info@raritanstamps.com

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