Lots 349 - 360, Catalogue of Auction #72 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
349    76, 79

Russian Imperial Period
Consular Mail

1910, registered cover from Ottoman Consulate at Kars (then Armenian city in Russia, now - Turkey) to Ottoman Consulate in Tiflis, franked by two regular values, all appropriate markings, including nice Kars Consulate wax seal and arrival marking, repaired tear at the bottom, stamps and seal are not affected, F/VF
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350 **   285, 290, 292
1921, First Constantinople issue, a single of 250r and two horizontal pairs of 10,000r and 20,000r, first two with printing on both sides, the last one with full offset of the design on reverse, no gum as issued, NH, VF
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351  278/94
1921, First Constantinople issue, complete set of 15 imperforated plate proofs in issued colors, printed on glossy paper (proofs of 15,000r and 25,000r brown were not issued), no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce
352    286
1922, Mount Alagoz and Plain of Shirak, 500r dark brown violet, used on greeting telegram from 1st Women Congress in Yerevan to Ejmiatsin (now Vagharshapat) Communist Party Committee, archival folds did not detract, mostly VF and rare, Armenian-Russian translation is enclosed
353 **/*   278-94, var

Collection of the First Constantinople issue

1921, 114 mostly mint stamps, neatly arranged on stockpages, representing color shades and printing types of issued perforated and imperforated stamps, numerous plate varieties, as well as 75 reprints, including block of 18 with double impression, nice quality overall, full/large part of OG or no gum as issued, F/VF
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354 **/*   312/33
1922, black surcharges on Soviet issue, 10,000r/50r - 500,000r/10,000r, complete set of ten, fresh condition, full OG, NH (2) or LH/hinged, F/VF, C.v. $250
355    331
1923, black surcharge 300,000r on 5000r black and pale red, two stamps used on reverse of registered cover from Yerevan to New York, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, F/VF and scarce
356 */U   311/32
1923, violet surcharges on Soviet issue, 10,000r/50r - 500,000r/10,000r, complete set of nine, five stamps are unused with OG, four -postally used, minor flaws, F/VF, C.v. $522
357 */U   310/28 var
1923, red surcharges on Soviet issue, 10,000r/50r - 200,000r/4000r, set of five, including two unused stamps with OG, and three - postally used, F/VF, prorated C.v. is about $900
358  354 var
1922, double black surcharge 15(k) on 250r blue, imperforated single, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce
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359  D  

Non-Postal Stamps

1925, Construction License, hand-written in Armenian, bearing three "Sailor and Fisherman" revenue stamps, cancelled by crayon, fold and archival holes, stamps are not affected, mostly VF
1928, Catholicos and Famous People, se-tenant sheetlet of ten subjects in rose carmine, dated "1928", no value indicated, full OG, NH, VF