Lots 68 - 76, Catalogue of Auction #26 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#

Russian Imperial stamps used in Armenia and Georgia

1889-94, 17 covers from Yerevan or Tiflis to Tabriz (Persia) via Dzhulfa (then Yerevan province, now Azerbaijan), each franked with one or two Imperial 10kblue (#42), met 10k or 20k postal rate, all appropriate markings, VF and nice specialized lot
69  161var
1920, black surch 100r on 7r dark green and pink with horiz varnish lines, bottom margin block of 4, Yerevan favor cancellation is in the middle, full OG, F/VF and very rare, Mi #72, ?3,000 for mint, and not priced for used stamps
70 Mi If

Paris issue

1920, Paris issue, 25r, two plate proofs of frames only, first one in green, the other one in blue green, fresh, no gum as issued, VF
71 Mi I f, h, k
1920, Paris issue, 25r green, 50r blue, 100r red, three imperf proofs of frames only, two of which are sheet margin copies, no gum as issued, VF
72 Mi Ih
1920, Paris issue, 50r, lot of twenty six plate proofs of frames only, all different colors, printed on paper without gum, fresh, VF and scarce assembly
73 Mi Ik
1920, Paris issue, Ararat Mountain, 100r dark red and black brown, imperf plate proof in issued colors, left sheet margin block of 4, vert and horiz perf lines across the design, no gum as issued, VF and very scarce
74 **   309a
1922, plowing, 10,000r black and pale rose, two tete-beche pairs, vertical and horizontal, full OG, NH, F/VF, C.v. $70 as hinged
1944, Armenian newspaper sent from Tehran to the Armenian Prelacy at NYC, Iranian 10d magenta (#878) in block of 4 is affixed over to pay for the delivery, censored twice by British and joint "Soviet Union - Persian -British" censors, some paper wearing, still F/VF and interesting item for the specialist

Armenian military mailings during the World War I

1915, free-frank military cover from Tiflis to Yerevan, addressed to Army volunteer F. Danielian, censored, mostly VF