Lots 417 - 438, Catalogue of Auction #36 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
417    

Latvian pre-philatelic mailing

1829, entire letter from Riga to Hamburg via Memel, and forwarded to London, Riga circular pre-philatelic ds, Memel and Hamburg two-line transits, and "FPO. AP-13. 1829" arrival marking, VF and scarce
150.00
418    

Imperial Period correspondences

1887, free-frank official entire letter to Gazenpot (now Aizpute), red boxed "Pochtovaia Privilegiia" marking and "Hanku Pagasta" violet cachet on reverse, usual fold, still VF
300.00
419    
1901, Embossed Riga Jubilee Exhibition postcard to St. Petersburg, franked by two Imperial stamps, tied by "Riga Exhibition" postmark, matched commemorative label, arrival ds, VF and attractive mailing
400.00
420 **   29 var
1919, Coat Arms, two imperforated stamps of 20k, colors - brown orange and orange, each one is printed on both sides, the last one with misplaced impression, it has tiny thin on margin, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
421 **   64 var
1919, Warrior, 10k brown and carmine, top sheet margin copy, imperforated at the top between stamp and margin, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
422  66
1920, Liberation of Kurzeme, imperforated proof of 35k in black, printed on yellow paper, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
423 **   76 var
1920, Coat of Arms, 5k red, gutter tete-beche block of four, inscription on gutter labels, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
300.00
424  113-31
1923-25, Stars and Coat of Arms, "Lat" issue, complete set of 17, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $208.55
150.00
425  184-92
1937, President Ulmanis, imperforated plate proofs in issued colors, vertical pairs, watermark swastika, no gum as produced, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
750.00
426 **   200 var
1938, View of Vidzeme, 3s brown orange, bottom sheet margin block of four, imperforated at the bottom between stamps and margin, slightly toned full OG, NH, VF
150.00
427    CB1a-8a

Air Post stamps and covers

1932, pre-printed registered flown cover from Riga to Blotberget, franked by three air post imperforated sets, the total is eight stamps, postmarked on arrival, VF and spectacular item
250.00
428  CB14-17, a
1933, Wounded Aviators, perforated and imperforated complete sets of four, full OG, LH, F/VF, Mi #215-18, A,B, $140
75.00
429  CB21-24, a
1933, Airplanes and Dirigible, perforated and imperforated complete sets of four, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #228-31 A,B, C.v. $652.50
300.00
430  L3

Wenden

1863, 4k black, printed on paper with blue green network, nice balanced margins, fresh colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce stamp in premium condition, expertized Mikulski, Mi #2a, ?500
500.00
431    L4
1870, 2k brick red and yellow green, issued in 1868, used together with four Imperial stamps (Scott #19, #20x3) on cover from Wenden to Pernau (now Parnu - Estonia), pen cross cancelled and tied with Wenden ds, postmarked on arrival, roughly opened, otherwise VF and rare cover franked by Wenden early stamp
1500.00
432  L11 var
1893, 2k black, green and red, four-side margin imperforated copy, center is inverted, perfect stamp in every respect, full OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, only a few such varieties recorded, Mikulski and APEX certificates, Mi #11yU var
3000.00
433    L11
1894, stationery envelope 5k violet, uprated by Wenden 2k black, green and red and Imperial 2k green, pen-cross and Wenden cancellations, sent from Stockmanhof to Riga, arrival ds, VF
400.00
434    L11
1895, cover from Stockmanhof to St. Petersburg, franked by Wenden 2k black, green and red, uprated with Imperial 7k blue, pen-cross and Wenden cancellations, light vertical fold away from the stamps, postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00
435    2N45-49

Soviet Occupation of Latvia

1940, mixed franking registered cover from Riga to Rakvere, franked by five Soviet Latvia adhesives and uprated with two Soviet Union stamps, arrival ds, VF
150.00
436    2N48-49
1941, mixed franking cover from Balvi to Rakvere, franked by two Soviet Latvia stamps, uprated with Soviet Agriculture Fair 50k multi, postmarked on arrival, VF
150.00
437 */U   

Latvian Collections

Clean and Valuable Collection

1918-41, several hundred mint (65%) and used stamps in a blue stockbook, containing postage, semi-postal, air post and some occupation issues, numerous perforation, printing and watermark varieties. Minor occasional flaws could be expected, mostly nice quality material, full OG, LH/hinged or used, F/VF or better, great lot for retail or further expansion, Mi C.v. is over ?3,800
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1000.00
438  113/48

Stars issue Proofs Collection

1923-33, 84 imperforated proofs on VARIO pages, singles, pairs and blocks, different plate and position of watermark varieties, all are neatly described, nice and fresh, full OG or no gum as produced, most VF
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800.00