Lots 1672 - 1681, Catalogue of Auction #43 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
1672    17, 22
1919, the Second Kaunas issue 20sk and 40sk, used on cover addressed to Berlin, boxed German censorship marking, stamp of 20sk is defected, the cover was roughly opened, still F/VF and scarce franking
1673 **   17 var
1919, the Second Kaunas issue, 40sk black, imperforated complete sheet of 20 stamps, setting is shifted, appears to be double impression, sheet margins on the right and at the bottom, different plate varieties, no gum as issued, VF and scarce multiple
1674  101, 104-05 var
1921, Prince Kestutis, 40sk red, nice margin copy imperforated vertically, in addition 80sk and 1auk with error color of center in light blue and dark blue respectively, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, common stamps added for comparison
1675  102
1921, Reaper, top sheet margin imperforated plate proof of 50sk in olive (issued color), printed on thick paper, minor stamp ink offset on reverse, no gum as issued, NH, VF
1676 **/*   102a, 104a-05a
1921, Reaper and Prince Kestutis, 50sk, 80sk and 1auk, three stamps in horizontal imperforated pairs, full OG, NH (1) or previously hinged, VF
1677  105a-09a
1921, Prince Kestutis and Horseman, 1auk-5auk, four imperforated copies, large margins all around, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
1678  106 var
1921, Prince Kestutis, 2auk gray blue and red, vertical pair imperforated horizontally between stamps, minor perf irregularities, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF
1679  210
1927, Lithuanian Cross, engraved imperforated sunken die proof of 2c in ochre, complete sheet of 16, printed on thin wove paper with thickened borders, no gum as issued, VF and very rare, just a few such proof sheets were produced
1680    L1-8

Grodno issue

1919, surcharges 50sk in black or red on Russian Imperial stamps, complete perforated set of eight used on local cover, cancelled with violet Grodno Post Office violet seal, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $400 as used stamps off cover
1681    L1-8
1919, lot of eight pre-printed covers (complete set) individually franked by surcharge 50k in black or red, all addressed to Berlin, fresh, VF, C.v. $400 as for used stamps off cover
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