Lots 659 - 674, Catalogue of Auction #63 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
659 **   149 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k light blue, color variety, full OG, NH, VF
660  150a
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, imperforated single with nice margins all around, full OG, LH, VF and rare, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, N. Mandrovski certificate
661 **   186 var
1921, 1000r carmine, printed on ordinary paper, quadruple impression, one inverted, full OG, NH, VF
662  202
1922, "Proletarians of the World Unite!", proof of 5000r in violet, printed on creamy paper without watermark, left sheet margin exemplar, full OG, NH, VF
663 **   203, 205-06
1922, 7500r blue, printed on watermarked or unwatermarked paper and 22,500r violet, three horizontal gutter blocks of eight, full OG, NH, VF
664 **   203 var
1922, 7500r light blue, watermark "horizontal diamonds", left sheet margin vertical pair with double impression, partial of inverted offset on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
665 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, basic stamp is typo printing, vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH, VF
666 **   210a
1922, inverted black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, NH, VF
667  210a
1922, inverted black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, VLH, VF
668 **   215a var
1922, 5th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 45r black and blue, printed on thin paper, left sheet margin horizontal pair, nice offset on gum side, full OG, NH, VF
669  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on 15k red brown and blue, surcharge from sheet position 64, nice and very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, C.v. $10,000
670    Standard #ChS2
1923 (October 8), cover from Petrograd to Moscow, franked by seven stamps of 4r brown and Charity stamp of All-Russian Invalids Relief Committee 2r brown, met altogether postal rate of 30r or 6k in gold currency according to the rate (1:500) of the Quotation Commission, postmarked on arrival, mostly VF and scarce
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671    AR1

Postal Fiscal stamps used on correspondences
Postal Saving stamps

1921, money order for 100,000rub, sent from Borovichi (Novgorod Gub.) to Saratov Gub., franked by eight stamps of 1k red on buff network, all appropriate markings, VF
672    AR3
1921, parcel card from Pyshno (Vitebsk Gub.) to Kiev, franked by 26 stamps of 10k brown on buff network along with definitive stamp of 100r yellow in horizontal pair, postmarked on arrival, two folds, otherwise VF
673    AR14

Control stamps

1920, money order for 31,004rub, sent from Tashkent to Samara, franked by six stamps of 100r along with two Imperial values, postmarked on arrival, usual archival holes, still VF

Fragment of Postal Rates Study

1922-23, three covers on exhibition style pages, written in Russian, representing various postal rates and appropriate franking, including one with combined (stamps and cash) postage and one of special delivery rate, insignificant conveyance flaws, mainly VF
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