Lots 236 - 254, Catalogue of Auction #31 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
236    

Very Rare Tiflis pre-philatelic mailing

1821, stampless entire letter (wrapper and enclosure) sent from Tiflis to Kirchberg (Baden-Wurttemberg), written in German, sealed with wax, excellent condition
750.00
237  15 imp
1919, National Republic issue, 60k red, imperforated copy with double impression due to pre-printing paper fold, no gum as issued, VF
50.00
238  12-17
1919, National Republic issue, set of 7 imperforated proofs in various colors, including unissued denominations, printed on yellowish paper without gum, some with sheet margins, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
239  13 var
1921, inverted black diagonal overprint "De Jure" on 40k orange, imperforated copy, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Mi #11 var
100.00
240  26/29
1922, four imperforated values: two of 500r carmine of slightly different shades, 1000r and 3000r, each has a part of violet or red violet overprint "Specimen" in Georgian, no gum as issued, VF and scarce assembly
300.00
241  28
1922, Industry and Agriculture, 2000r blue in vertical imperforated pair, a part of red violet overprint "Specimen" in Georgian on reverse, no gum as issued, VF
150.00
242  28
1922, Industry and Agriculture 2000r, six imperforated proofs, printed on smooth white thin paper, all existing colors: carmine, orange, blue, violet, brown, and dark blue, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
243  29
1922, Industry and Agriculture 3000r, six imperforated proofs, printed on smooth white thin paper, all existing colors: carmine, orange, blue, violet, brown, and dark blue, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
244  29
1922, Industry and Agriculture 3000r brown, two imperforated stamps printed on white wove paper, first one has the design of 2000r dark blue (#28) printed upside down on the back, the other one with red violet overprint "Specimen" on reverse, no gum as issued, VF
150.00
245    30, B1
1922, cover from Tiflis to Frankfurt via Moscow, franked on reverse by three stamps, including horizontal pair of 5000r green, Moscow transit marking, VF
150.00
246    30, B2
1922, registered cover from Tiflis to Moscow, franked on the back by seven stamps, including block of six of 5000r green, arrival ds, roughly opened at the top, still VF
200.00
247  36b
1923, violet handstamped surcharge 20,000r on 1000r brown, fresh, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $200
150.00
248 **   39a var
1923, black handstamped surcharge 40,000r on 5000r green, block of 4, top left stamp with double surcharge, bottom ones with completely missing surcharge, slightly creased gum as often, fresh, full OG, NH, VF and spectacular piece, State Collection handstamp on reverse
250.00
249    36, 38, 39a, B2
1923, registered cover from Tiflis to Berlin via Moscow, franked on reverse by four surcharged values, arrival and transit markings, a little soiling with postmark ink, still VF
200.00
250    37, 38, 40
1923, registered cover from Tiflis to Halle via Moscow, franked by nine values (8 - on reverse), two of them have black surcharges, arrival ds, VF
200.00
251    38, 39
1923, registered cover from Batum to Germany, franked on reverse by thirteen stamps, including block of 10 and horizontal pair of violet surcharge 40,000r on 5000r green, postmarked on arrival, VF
250.00
252  50a
1923, large size black handstamped surcharge 15,000r over Armenian 5r on 15k red brown and blue, postally used vertical pair, nicely cancelled, fresh, F/VF and very rare, especially in pair, this stamp is listed, but not priced in Scott Cat.
500.00
253 **   B2 imp

Semi - Postal issues

1922, Coat of Arms, 100r brown red, imperforated block of four without surcharges, no gum as issued, VF
200.00
254  B1-4 var
1922, Coat of Arms issue without surcharges, two complete sets of imperforated proofs in carmine, first one is printed on smooth white thin paper, the other one - on white vertically laid paper, the total is eight proofs, mostly margin copies, no gum as issued, VF
400.00