Lots 278 - 296, Catalogue of Auction #74 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
278 **   164 var
1919, inverted black surcharge 100r on 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, expertized by A. Rosselevitch
1919, black surcharge 100r on Romanov Dynasty 5r dark brown, postally used, VF and rare, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, this stamp is not listed in Scott
280  218 var
1919, black surcharge 100r over unframed "Z" on 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 12 1/2, CTO at the top right corner, VF
281 **/*   1/253

Practically Complete Character Overprints and Monogram Surcharges Collection

1919-20, 252 mostly mint stamps (less No.163 for completion), including all scarce and rare items (many properly expertized), we mention just three stamps with dubious cancellations and one stamp has slightly toned gum, beautiful quality unit, full OG, NH or previously hinged, mostly VF and great lot in every respect, C.v. $5,300++
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282 Mi Ia-e
1920, Paris issue, Eagle, 1r-15r, set of five values, each one with black horizontal overprint "Specimen", full OG (minor offset on reverse), VF
283 Mi Ia-k
1920, Paris issue, 1r-100r, reprints, imperforated complete set of ten in sheets of 50, full OG with minor usual soiling, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
284 Mi Ii var
1920, Paris issue, Sewer, 70r lilac and brown, reprint with engraved frame and inverted center in litho, right margin block of six (3x2), full OG, NH or LH (central stamps), VF
285 **   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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286  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
287 **/*   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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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
288 **/*   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
289  333 var
1923, double black surcharge 500,000(r) on 10,000r black and rose, used on back side of an envelope from Shakhtakhty to Dzhelal-Ogly, two readable postmarks, VF and very scarce, please note this item is not a complete cover
290  354 var
1922, double black surcharge 15(k) on the First Constantinople imperforated stamp of 250r blue, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce
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291  368a var
1922, black surcharge 35 with double (one inverted) "k" endorsed by hand on the First Constantinople stamp of 20,000(r) lake, postal cancellations, mostly VF
292  371, 385
1922-23, red manuscript surcharge 1k on 250r blue, and black surcharge 2(k) on 500r brown violet, used together on one piece, cancelled Aleksandropol "22.3.23" date stamp, VF
293    381
1923, black surcharge 50k on Ararat Mountain view imperforated stamp of 25,000r blue, used on reverse of registered cover from Yerevan to Berlin, postmarked on arrival, address is partly obliterated, vertical fold away from the stamp, still F/VF
294 (*)   384 var
1923, black surcharge 1(k) on First Constantinople stamp of 250r blue, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, fresh condition, unused, no gum, VF
295 Mi 154A III
1923, black surcharge 50k on perforated (!) Ararat Mountain view of 25,000r blue, postally used in Yerevan Gub., fresh quality, VF

Group of Non-Postal stamps

1890-1960, 39 charity stamps or labels, representing Revolutionary Committee, Great Personalities, Aid to Refugees, Christmas stamps and etc., neatly arranged on Collection pages, mainly fresh and VF
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