Lots 1029 - 1062, Catalogue of Auction #59 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
1029    C1
1922, registered flown cover from Moscow to Berlin, franked by a complete set of 5th Anniversary of the October Revolution, including red Airplane overprint on 45k black and green, appropriate Moscow cancellation, no backstamp, mostly VF
150.00
1030 **   C12-13
1930, Zeppelin issue, complete set of two, perforation 12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
1031  C12b-13b
1930, Zeppelin issue, imperforated complete set of two in horizontal pairs, appropriate margins and truly beautiful unit, full OG, very lightly hinged, VF, F. Kessler guarantee hs, C. Ebnet certificate, C.v. $11,000 as singles
5000.00
1032  C15-19, C20-25
1931-32, Airships, imperforated and perforated complete sets, the total is 11 stamps, including 15k gray, engraved printing, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $373
150.00
1033  C18
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, imperforated proof of 50k in violet brown, right sheet margin exemplar, full OG with very slight gum wrinkles as often, NH, VF and very rare, Z. Mikulski certificate
7500.00
1034 **/U   C25a, b
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k slate gray, engraved printing, two margin exemplars, perforation 10 1/2 and 14, full OG, CTO or NH respectively, F/VF
100.00
1035 **   C26-29
1931, Ice-breaker "Malygin", imperforated complete set of four, most with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
1036  C26-29, C30-33
1931, Ice-breaker "Malygin", imperforated and perforated complete sets of four, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $300
120.00
1037 **   C30-33
1931, Ice-breaker "Malygin", perforated (L12 1/2) complete set of four, stamp of 35k has tiny natural paper inclusion, full OG, NH, F/VF
150.00
1038 **   C35a
1932, International Polar Year, 1r green, perforation 12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
1039 **   C45-49
1934, Civil Aviation, complete set of five, printed on paper without watermark, 50k has minute toned spots on perforation, otherwise full OG, NH, VF
150.00
1040  C45-49
1934, Civil Aviation, complete set of five, printed on paper without watermark, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $395
150.00
1041 **   C46a
1934, Civil Aviation, 10k green, printed on paper without watermark, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, perfect condition in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and rare in mint never hinged condition
2000.00
1042  C49
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 80k in emerald, side margin exemplar, printed on paper without watermark, no gum as produced, NH, VF
1000.00
1043 **   C53-57
1934, Airships, complete set of five, nice unit in every respect, full OG, NH, mostly VF
600.00
1044  C54
1934, Airship on Aerodrome, black-and-white photo-proof of 10k denomination, reduced design, which is considerably different from issued stamp, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
300.00
1045  C58-67
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, complete set of ten, full OG, LH, mostly VF centering, C.v. $1,580
750.00
1046  C65 var
1935, Vassily Molokov, 30k black green, vertical position of watermark variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF and the only recorded mint stamp with this watermark variety
5000.00
1047  C66 var
1935, Nikolai Kamanin, 40k purple, horizontal position of watermark variety, full OG, LH, F/VF and scarce
500.00
1048  C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, full OG, light trace of hinge mark, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate, C.v. $1,250
300.00
1049 **   C69-75
1937, Aviation Exhibition, complete set of seven, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $350
100.00
1050  C69 var
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 10k black and orange brown, vertical pair, imperforated between stamps, neat cancellation, VF and rare
3000.00
1051  C72 var
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 40k brown violet and black, vertical strip of four, imperforated horizontally in the middle, CTO with full OG, VF
1500.00
1052 **   C75a
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 1r black, brown and light yellow, souvenir sheet of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400
200.00
1053 **   C88 var
1949, Air Routes and Transport Airplanes, 1r black, ultra, gray and red, map of the USSR (gray color) distinctly shifted to the top, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item, a common stamp is added for comparison
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1000.00
1054  C37-39, C53-57

Small Lot of Better Sets

1933-34, Stratostat "USSR 1", two complete sets of three with extra 10k and 20k, Airships, complete set of five, some gum toning, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $1,255
300.00
1055    C8-9

Soviet Pioneer Flights

October 30, 1924, First Flight cover from Moscow to Tehran, franked by two air post stamps, boxed confirmation and all appropriate markings, arrival ds is alongside, VF
100.00
1056    C15-19
1931, Airships, imperforated complete set of five, used on First Day flown cover, addressed to Berlin, cancelled by Moscow PO No.50 "15.5.31" date stamp, all appropriate markings, postmarked on arrival, VF
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200.00
1057    

Pioneer Flights Collection

1923-37, 11 First or Early Flight covers, highlights included Moscow-Koenigsberg of 1923, Moscow-Kharkov of 1926, Moscow-Baku as part of Record Flight to Tehran of 1926, Arkhangelsk-Ustsysolsk of 1930, Leningrad-Cali with SCADTA connection and more, in addition two stationery items to Zurich uprated by air post stamps, each piece nicely described on exhibition style pages, minor conveyance flaws possible, mainly VF, Est. $1,200-$1,500
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
750.00
1058    422, 424, 472

Catapult Flights

July 9-10, 1933, "Bremen" Catapult Flight mixed franking registered cover from Leningrad to New York, franked by three Soviet Union stamps, posted on Flight Leningrad-Berlin, upon arrival to Germany uprated with two positional blocks of four, s/s "Bremen" green confirmation cachet, NYC "7-10-1933" arrival ds, VF, Haberer #127R, rank "LP" (very rare)
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400.00
1059    C7-8, 424
October 1-2, 1933, "Bremen" Catapult Flight registered cover from Leningrad to New York, franked by four Soviet Union stamps, posted on Flight Leningrad-Berlin, uprated with six German adhesives upon arrival to Berlin, s/s"Bremen" violet confirmation cachet, NYC "10-2-1933" arrival postmark, VF and scarce
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400.00
1060    

DO-X "Dornier" Flight

January 30, 1931, DO-X First "Europe - America" Flight cover from Leningrad to USA, franked by 12 Soviet Union adhesives, uprated with Zeppelin South America Flight complete set of two (one-on reverse) upon arrival to Germany, cancelled on board, red and black confirmation cachet and all appropriate markings, VF
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500.00
1061    C30-33

Zeppelin Flights

July 25-27, 1931, Zeppelin North Pole Flight registered cover from Leningrad, franked by perforated Ice-Breaker "Malygin" complete set of four, appropriate flight cachet, ice-breaker "27.VII.31"dropped ds, arrival marking is alongside, VF, J. Simon certificate, Sieger #120Ca, ?1,300
500.00
1062    

Zeppelin Flights Collection

1930-34, ten covers or postcards neatly described on exhibition style pages, representing Moscow Flight (3 items, including two of non-Zeppelin franking), North Pole Flight (3) and four items delivered with various South America Flights (5th and 6th of 1932, 4th of 1933 and 10th of 1934), perfect condition, VF, Est. $2,000-$2,500
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
1200.00