Lots 112 - 124, Catalogue of Auction #31 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
112 Mi Ib

Paris issue

1920, Eagle with Sword, seven imperforated plate proofs for original printing of 3r in various colors, four of which are in green of distinctly different shades, two are in various shades of red, and one is in blue with the design in green printed upside down on reverse and misplaced, full OG or no gum as issued, F/VF
200.00
113 Mi Ic
1920, Eagle with Sword, five imperforated plate proofs for original printing of 5r red in distinctly different shades, one stamp has minor thin, otherwise fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF
150.00
114 Mi Ie
1920, Eagle with Sword, imperforated plate proof of 15r in black, printed on thin card, in addition imperforated plate proof in issued color (dark violet), both are originals, no gum as issued, F/VF, last one with Romeko guarantee marking
100.00
115 Mi Ih
1920, twenty five imperforated plate proofs for original printing of 50r in various colors, mounted on two pages from a collection, frames only, no gum as issued, F/VF or better, very scarce assembly
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750.00
116 Mi Ii
1920, twenty imperforated plate proofs for original printing of 70r in various colors, mounted on page from a collection, frames only, fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF or better, scarce assembly
600.00
117 **/*  Mi Ik var
1920, Ararat Mountain, 100r red and black brown, original printing, perforated block of 4, additional lines of horizontal and vertical perforation, full OG, NH (3) or LH, VF
150.00
118 Mi Ik
1920, Ararat Mountain, imperforated plate proof for original printing of 100r in red and black brown (issued colors), block of 4 with additional lines of horizontal and vertical perforation across the design, no gum as issued, VF
250.00
119 Mi Ik
1920, Ararat Mountain, imperforated plate proof for original printing of 100r in red and black brown (issued colors), block of 25, lines of horizontal and vertical perforation across the design, no gum as issued, VF and scarce multiple
1500.00
120  278/94

First Constantinople Issue

1921, imperforated plate proofs printed on glazed paper, set of 15 (less #291, and #294) in blocks of 4, some of them with sheet margins, very fresh, no gum as issued, VF and extremely rare multiples, reportedly one sheet of each denomination has been produced
2500.00
121 **/*   293 var
1921, Ararat Mountain, 25,000r gray blue, vertical tete-beche pair, tiny gum wrinkles between stamps only, very fresh, full OG, previously hinged in the middle, stamps are NH, VF and extremely rare. This tete-beche pair has not been recorded until now
750.00
122  322 var
1922, error of black surcharge 500,000 instead of 50,000 on 1000r dull blue and pale blue, neat postal cancellation, unnecessary "0" hand corrected by violet line, F/VF and rare
600.00
123  381 var
1922, black surcharge 50k over 50(k) on 25,000 gray blue, nice margins imperforated copy, postally used at Yerevan, fresh, VF and extremely rare, expertized by Vinner
1000.00
124 */U   

Armenia - Nice Collection

1919-22, 656 mint (85%) and used stamps neatly housed in a red stockbook, representing 580 stamps in singles and multiples with Armenian character overprints and monogram surcharges, including #48 in block of four and six singles, #78, 103, 160, 161 with perforation 12 1/2, #145a, 152Ab, 35 stamps with "Z" overprints over monogram surcharges, in addition 1st and 2nd Constantinople issues with some varieties, several surcharges on the Soviet issue and more. Some doubtful overprints/surcharges are possible, generally nice and fresh Collection, full OG, NH, LH/hinged or used, F/VF, huge Catalogue value
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2500.00