Lots 868 - 897, Catalogue of Auction #61 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
868 **   C2-5, C6-9
1924, "Fokker 111", two complete sets of four, the last one is surcharged issue, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
869 **   C10-11
1927, International Air Post Congress, complete set of two, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
60.00
870 **   C10, var
1927, International Air Post Congress, 10k dark blue and yellow brown, left sheet margin vertical pair, top stamp with "crown" instead of "star" in the Coat of Arms variety, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
871 **   C12-13
1930, Zeppelin issue, complete set of two, perforation 12 1/2, blocks of four, bottom left stamp of 40k has imperceptible gum spot, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
872 **   C12a
1930, Zeppelin issue, 40k dark blue, perforation 10 1/2, block of four, design visible on gum side due to stamp ink absorption, slightly toned perforation, fresh, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
873    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
874 **   C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, perfectly centered exemplar with beautiful offset on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
875  C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, perfect centering, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $950
300.00
876 **   C34-35
1932, International Polar Year, complete set of two, stamp of 1r is right sheet margin exemplar, two tips of perforation soiling on the left, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
877  
1932, 10th Anniversary of Air Mail Service, Airships over Map of the USSR, unapproved design imperforated essay of 1r in brown, printed on white gummed paper, bottom right corner margin exemplar, two paper folds, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare, L. Melnikov (A.I.E.P.)
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3000.00
878 **   C37-39
1933, "Stratostat CCCP-1", complete set of three, interesting printing freak at the top of 20k value, slight usual gum waves, still nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
879  C40
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 5k in gray green, printed on watermarked paper, full OG, LH, VF
1000.00
880 **/(*)   C45-49
1934, Civil Aviation, complete set of five, printed on paper without watermark, fresh condition, full OG, NH (stamp of 50k is expertly regummed), VF
200.00
881 **   C53-57
1935, Airships, complete set of five, stamp of 30k with vertical position of watermark variety, perfect set in every respect, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
882  C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, surcharge from position 15 (broken "5" in "1935"), full OG, VLH (appears NH), VF
400.00
883  C68 var
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, surcharge from position 11, basic stamp is printed on paper with horizontal position of watermark "Borders and Rosettes", full OG, LH, VF, expertized by A. Roig and others
1500.00
884  C68b
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, surcharge with small "f" variety (position 9), full OG, VLH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
700.00
885 **   C69-75
1937, Aviation Exhibition, complete set of seven, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $350
100.00
886 (*)   C88 var
1949, Air Routes and Transport Airplanes, 1r black, ultra, gray and red, map of the USSR (gray color) significantly shifted to the top, fresh, unused, expertly regummed, VF
150.00
887  CO1

Air Post Official stamps

1922, red surcharge (type I) 12m on Consular stamp of 2.25r, full OG, VLH, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs
75.00
888  CO2-3
1922, red surcharge (type II) 24m on 3r and red surcharge (type I) 120m on 2.25r, full OG, LH, VF, the last one with Soviet guarantee hs
150.00
889  CO5 var
1922, red surcharge 1200mk on Consular stamp of 10k, type V, sheet position 13, insignificantly toned tips of perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce
600.00
890 **   E1-3

Special Delivery stamps

1932, Postal Transports, complete set of three in sheet margin pairs, one stamp of 80k has tiny natural paper inclusion, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
891    

Pioneer Flight Covers

September 3, 1923, registered flown cover from Agriculture Exhibition in Moscow to Zurich, delivered on Airmail Service line "Moscow-Koenigsberg-Berlin", appropriate mixed franking by 11 Soviet Union and RSFSR adhesives, red two-line Koenigsberg confirmation marking, arrival ds on reverse, VF and scarce
600.00
892    
August 3, 1926, First Flight cover from Verkhneudinsk (Ulan-Ude) to Urga (Ulan Bator, Mongolia), addressed to Harbin, franked by three stamps, paying 30k (air mail letter rate to Mongolia was 29k), filing folds away from the stamps, all appropriate markings on reverse, F/VF and extremely rare, one of ten known covers carried on this flight to Ulan Bator, N. Mandrovski certificate
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6000.00
893    
August 29, 1928, Pioneer Flight cover on line "Kabul-Tashkent", franked by three Afghan adhesives, upon arrival to Tashkent uprated by horizontal pair of worker 10k brown, tied by Tashkent bilingual ds"4.9.1928", Moscow backstamp on reverse, light fold, still VF
600.00
894    
January 30, 1931, DO-X "Dornier" 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
895    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
896    

Zeppelin Flights

September 10-11, 1930, Zeppelin Moscow Return Flight to Germany, two registered covers with Zeppelin and non-Zeppelin franking respectively, tied by special Moscow Flight cancellation, each one with Friedrichshafen "11.9.30" arrival ds on reverse, VF, Sieger #85
200.00
897    C30-33
July 25-27, 1931, Zeppelin North Pole Flight registered cover, franked by ice-breaker "Malygin" perforated complete set of four, two flight cachet, ice-breaker "27.VII.31" dropped ds, Moscow arrival marking is alongside, VF, H.W. Sieger certificate, Sieger #120Ca, ?1,300
500.00