Lots 664 - 677, Catalogue of Auction #31 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
664  B1, B4
1905, Russo-Japanese War Charity issue, 3k red brown and green, 10k light blue, blue and yellow, two horizontal strips of eight, each strip with black overprint "Obrazets'" (Specimen), usual perf separations, full OG, hinged, F/VF
665  B5-8, B9-13
1914-15, World War I Charity issue, two complete sets of four, printed on colored or white paper, in addition stamp of 1k on white paper with perforation 12 1/2, the total is nine stamps overprinted "Obrazets" in black or dark blue, insignificant flaws, full OG, hinged, one stamp - postally used, F/VF
666 **   B5 var
1915, Ilya Murometz, 1k maroon and green, printed on straw paper, bottom sheet margin copy, imperforated at the bottom between stamp and margin, full OG, NH, VF
667  B5-8 imp
1914, World War I Charity issue, imperforated complete set of four, printed on colored paper, three stamps have sheet margins, neatly cancelled at Petrograd, fresh, VF
668  B14-17, a
1921, Volga Famine Relief issue, complete set of 4, and in addition two stamps printed on thin paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, Mi #165-68x,y, ?177.50
669  B18 var
1922, "For the Hungry", inverted black surcharge 100r on 70k brown, neatly cancelled, fresh, F/VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee marking, Mi #169aK
670  B20-22 var
1922, "For the Hungry", three surcharged stamps, each surcharge with missing a dot after first "r" in denomination (position 19) variety, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, Mi #169 c I, 170 a I, b I
671  B24-29
1922, "Philately for the Children", complete set of six, the 1k values are from the second printing, all others are from the first printing, nice and choice, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee markings on the "key" stamps, Mi #185-89A, B
672 **   B30-33
1922, Rostov-on-Don issue, complete set of four, all are margined copies, fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF
673 **   B38-42, B40a
1923, "Philately for Labor", complete set of 6, including 2r+2r on thin paper, very fresh and choice set, full OG, NH, VF and rare never hinged, the silver surcharge with Soviet Philatelic guarantee marking, all others expertized by Buchsbayew
674  B40b
1923, "Philately for Labor", inverted bronze surcharge "2r+2r" on 250r violet, nice margins, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee marking, Mi #213aK
675  B41a
1923, "Philately for Labor", bronze surcharge with "1 923" spaced date "4r+4r" on 5000r violet, Moscow neat First Day cancellation, fresh, mostly VF, Mi #214a I, ?450
676 **   B43-47, a,b,c
1924, Leningrad Flood issue, complete set of 10 stamps, all paper varieties, including surcharge 14k+30k on 300r green, printed on thin paper, some with sheet margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce assembly, Mi #262-66, x,y,w,z
677  B43b
1924, Leningrad Flood issue, inverted surch 3k+10k on 100r orange, printed on ordinary paper, slightly creased gum mostly at the top margin, fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee marking