Lots 1054 - 1056, Catalogue of Auction #73 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
1054 **/*   C95-96, var

Moscow-North Pole Flight Collection

1955, 33 mint stamps, neatly arranged on the Collection pages, representing all three types of overprints with numerous varieties, including stamp of 1r, perforation L12 1/2 with no dash variety, along with complete set of two of comb perforation, overprint with wide space, various shifts and etc., full OG, NH or LH (10), F/VF or better, SC #1755-56 var
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1000.00
1055    C95-96
December 12, 1955, First Flight registered cover from "North Pole Station No.4" to Moscow, franked by a complete set of North Pole - Moscow Flight, postmarked on arrival on December 22, VF and scarce, original letter of North Pole Station postmaster is enclosed
150.00
1056  

Arctic and Antarctic Exploration - Collection

1954-70, over 180 postal history items, including 68 related to North Pole Stations, about 50 of which were really posted into the mail, among them four "First Postal Flight" covers of 1955-56 from Stations No.4-6, one forged cover from Station No.4, early correspondences include six items sent from North Pole No.5, five - from North Pole No.6, one - from North Pole No.7, representing postal history items sent from 16 Stations altogether; over 110 items related to Antarctic Stations, such as Mirny, Lazareva, Pionerskaya, Bellingshausen, Oasis and etc., most of those are souvenir production, which did not go through the mail; in addition 68 mint stamps and three souvenir sheets, nicely presented holding with numerous real letters from Station Chiefs, Postmasters, related articles and etc., VF and great opportunity to obtain comprehensive Collection of Soviet Arctic and Antarctic postal history
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2500.00