Lots 499 - 523, Catalogue of Auction #37 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
499 **/*   149 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain" 35k ultra, block of nine, perforation is strongly misplaced, red ink spot on the face, fresh, full OG, NH (5) or LH, VF
500 **   149 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k ultra, bottom left corner margin block of nine, four stamps with completely omitted varnish lines variety, two stamps with these lines partly omitted, in addition partial offset of the design on reverse of three stamps due to foldover, NH, VF and spectacular item, Mi #149z, var
501 **   149 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k blue, color variety, block of four, full OG, NH, fine, a common block of four is added for comparison, Standard Coll. #1a
502 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, top sheet margin block of six (2x3), top row of stamps and the margin were perforated separately from the major part of printer's sheet, resulting in significant shift of vertical perforation on the two top stamps, full OG, NH (LH on the margin), VF and spectacular piece
503    177-79
August 20, 1921, 1r-5r, five stamps of the First RSFSR regular issue, used on registered pre-printed (bicycle subject) cover from Petrograd to USA, undelivered and returned to sender, various postal markings on front and reverse, VF and scarce franking
504 **   180
1921, 20r blue, complete gutter sheet of 40 (4x5+4x5), fresh, full OG, NH, VF
505 **   183c var
1921, 250r violet, three different tete-beche blocks of four, printed on ordinary (2) or on thin paper, full OG, NH, VF
506 **   184 var
1921, 300r green, printed on ordinary paper, top sheet margin copy, double impression and print on gum side due to foldover, full OG, NH, VF
507    186
1922, mixed franking pre-printed American Relief Administration card from Rostov-on-Don, addressed to Switzerland and redirected to Paris, delivered via London, franked by a pair of 1000r carmine, British stamp of 1p red placed over RSFSR adhesives upon arrival to London, perfect condition, VF
508  187
1921, "New Russia Triumphant", imperforated plate proof of 40r in gray, large size (small triangle to the left), block of four, full OG, NH, VF
509 **   188-90, fn
1921, 4th Anniversary of October Revolution, complete set in blocks of four, including unissued 200r brown, full OG, NH, VF
510 **   191-95, 196-200
1922, black and red surcharges on the First RSFSR issue, two complete sets in blocks of four, the total is 12 blocks, many with sheet margins, minor gum crease as usual, full OG, NH, VF
511  194 var
1922, black surcharge 5000r on 20r ultra, color variety, two stamps of different shades, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Mi #174axb
512  195 var
1922, black surcharge (7mm spacing) 10,000r on 40r slate, two stamps of small and large size, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, Mi #175a IIx,y, ?210
513 **/*   201, a,b,c var
1922, inverted diagonal surcharge 7500 on 250r violet, four stamps printed on various paper, including inverted blue black surcharge on chalk-surfaced paper, full OG, NH (2) or LH, VF
514 **   212 var
1922, 5th Anniversary of October Revolution, 10r brown and black, printed on thin (0.055mm) paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
515 **/*   220a, 222a, 225a
1922-23, inverted typo "Star" surcharges, lot of three different stamps, full OG, NH or LH (#225a), VF
516    222a
1923, inverted typo "Star" surcharge 200r on 15k red violet and blue, five copies - vertical pair and vertical strip of three, used on reverse of cover from Krasnoyarsk to London, faint arrival marking, VF and exceedingly rare, one of two known covers bearing the stamp with inverted surcharge
517 **   222b
1922-23, double typo "Star" surcharge 200r on 15k red violet and blue, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee markings on each stamp
518 **   226b var
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown violet and green, imperforated pane of 25, spectacular foldover resulting in surcharge printed on gum side, and in addition three stamps have complete double surcharge and five - part of double surcharge variety, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
519 **   238a-41c, fn
1923, 1r-20r, imperforated complete set of seven, including 1r and 2r unissued stamps, nice margins, full OG, NH, VF
520 **   239a
1923, worker 4r brown, top sheet margin imperforated block of six (3x2), minor usual gum wrinkles without creasing, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #216B, ?390++
521  241A
1923, two perforated proofs of soldier 20r in black and gray violet, full OG, NH or LH, VF, C.v. $400++
522  241c
1923, imperforated proof of soldier 20r in gray violet, top left corner margin copy, full OG, NH (LH on margin only), VF
523 Mi 138B, 141B

Postal Revenue stamps

1918, 5k and 20k, two horizontal imperforated pairs, the last one has bottom right corner margin, both have a part of red overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF