Lots 865 - 877, Catalogue of Auction #40 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
865   Mi 133
1922, Postage Control stamp 3r green on buff network, block of ten (2x5), used on reverse of registered home-made cover from Iletskaya Zashchita (Orenburg Gub.) to Verny (now Alma-Ata), manuscript registered marking, arrival ds, the cover was roughly opened, still VF
866    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 rare stamps on a mailing, because of changing postal rates
867 **   183a var
1921, 250r violet, printed on thin paper, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair with double impression, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #158yDD
868 **   184 var
1921, 300r green, printed on ordinary paper, horizontal pair, right stamp with double impression due to foldover, some gum wrinkles, still full OG, NH, VF
869 **   186c var
1921, 1000r pale rose instead of carmine, color variety, printed on thin paper, bottom margin block of four, NH, VF
870 **   191c
1922, black surcharge 5000r on 1r orange, gutter block of six (3x2), strong surcharge shift resulting in two stamps are completely without the surcharge and control marking "1" at the middle of top stamp, full OG, NH, VF and attractive multiple
871  201c
1922, blue black surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, bottom right corner margin copy, neat postal cancellation, VF and scarce
872 **   215a
1922, 5th Anniversary of October Revolution, 45r blue and black, printed on thinned grayish paper, full OG, NH, VF
873 **/*   216/25a, var
1922-23, "Star" surcharges, lot of five stamps, including three with inverted surcharge and two with transposed surcharge (value above the star), full OG, NH or LH, VF
874 **   221b var
1922-23, double litho blue black (!) "Star" surcharge 100r on 15k red brown and blue, perfect stamp in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, Soviet Philatelic guarantee on reverse, this stamp is not mentioned either in Scott, Michel and even in Russian Specialized Cat.
875  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on 15k red brown and blue, bottom sheet margin copy, perfect quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, expertized by Romeko and E. Diena, Mi #202B I
876 **/*   238a-41c, fn
1923, 1r-20r, imperforated complete set of seven, including 1r and 2r unissued stamps, nice margins, full OG, NH or VLH (stamp of 3r), VF
877    216/40
1923, registered cover from Moscow to Netherlands, nicely franked by 18 stamps, including perforated complete set of "Star" surcharges, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF