Lots 173 - 178, Catalogue of Auction #34 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
173    35 var
1922, large size cover from Baku to Kaunas District (Lithuania), franked on reverse by three blocks of four of handstamped metal surcharge 50,000r on 3000r brown and blue, including one block containing two tete-beche pairs, all appropriate transit and arrival markings, light vertical fold, still VF and one of two known covers franked by surcharges on tete-beche block
174 **   47 var
1922-23, handstamped metal surcharge 100,000(r) on reverse side of 2r olive black, mirrored impression of the stamp design, fresh, no gum as issued, VF, State Collection guarantee marking
175  53
1923, black metal surcharge 15,000(r) over 70,000(r) on 5000r olive green and black, vertical pair, Baku postal cancellation, fresh, F/VF, Mi #68 I, ?1,500++
176  54 var
1922-23, violet rubber surcharge 300,000(r) over 50,000(r) on 3,000r brown and blue, vertical tete-beche pair, postally used, one stamp with small thin, otherwise VF appearance and possibly unique item
177  300-09
1922, violet handstamp "Bakinskoy P.K." (Baku Post Office) on the Soviet issue, complete set of 10, postally used, F/VF, Mi #28-37 III, ?4,300
178  333
1922, handstamped black surcharge 50,000r over violet overprint " Bakinskoy P.T.K" on 3000r brown and blue, large margins, Baku postal cancellation, VF, expertized by Vinner