Lots 963 - 1011, Catalogue of Auction #74 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
963    

Pioneer Flight Covers

October 28, 1870, Ballon Monte entire letter to Vladimir-Volynsky (now Ukraine), franked by 80c carmine, appropriate cancellations, mostly VF, one of two known covers addressed to the territory of modern Ukraine
3000.00
964    109
September 11, 1922, Pioneer Flight cover from Moscow to Berlin (Brender's correspondences), franked on reverse by 12 Imperial stamps of 10r, including block of nine, tied by Moscow date stamp, postmarked in Berlin on 15.9.22,boxed "Mit Luftpost" and other appropriate markings, two folds, still F/VF
150.00
965    C1
December 2, 1922, registered cover prepared to be sent by Flight Moscow-Koenigsberg, addressed to Berlin, franked on reverse by ten adhesives, including seven stamps with red Airplane overprint on 45r green and black, however air mail service was interrupted due to winter season and cover sent by surface service, green Koenigsberg and "Mit Luftpost" markings, Berlin "10.12.22" arrival marking, cover was opened roughly, still VF and very scarce
3000.00
966 **   C1
1922, red Airplane overprint on 45k black and green, right sheet margin vertical gutter pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #64
400.00
967  C1 var
1922, red Airplane overprint on 45r green and black, bottom sheet margin single, printed on creamy paper, full OG, VLH , VF, a common stamp is included
75.00
968 **   C6-9, C10-11, C12-13
1924-30, "Fokker 111" surcharged issue, Air Post Conference and Zeppelin issue, three complete sets, the total is eight values, full OG, NH, F/VF
100.00
969  C10 var
1927, International Air Post Conference, 10k dark blue and yellow brown, white spot on "7" variety, nicely centered, full OG, LH, VF, SC #185 Kb
100.00
970  C12-13, C21 var
1930-31, Zeppelin issue, complete set of two, perforation 12 1/2, both stamps with a white dot behind denomination on the right value tablet, and Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray blue, perforation 10 1/2x12, all with full OG,LH or previously hinged, F/VF, SC #258-59 Ka, 272A
100.00
971  C15-19, C20-24
1931, Airships, 10k-1r, imperforated and perforated complete sets of five, the last one with line perforation, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SC #266-70, 271 -75
150.00
972 **   C23 var
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark brown, comb perforation, right sheet margin single, spectacular double impression of the complete design, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, SC #274A
1500.00
973 **   C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k indigo blue, error of color, left sheet margin example, centered to the top, full OG, NH and fine, SC #276
300.00
974 **   C23a
1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k indigo blue, error of color, centered to the bottom, minimal gum wrinkle, still full OG, NH and fine, SC #276
300.00
975 **   C25b
1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, engraved printing, perforation 14, bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #301A
200.00
976 **   C26-29
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k-2r, imperforated complete set of four, all with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF, SC #286-89
100.00
977  C26-29, C30-33
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin" 30k-2r, imperforated and perforated complete sets of four, the last one with comb perforation, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SC #286-89, 290A-93A
100.00
978  C26-29, C30-33
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin" 30k-2r, imperforated and perforated (comb) complete sets of four, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SC #286-89, 290A-93A
100.00
979    C26
1935, pre-printed (Soviet Philatelic Association) registered cover from Moscow to Berne, franked by ice-breaker "Malygin" 30k violet, imperforated single and surcharge 8k on postage due 1k red, typo printing on paper without watermark, arrival ds, VF
100.00
980    C29
1937, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 2r blue, imperforated single, used together with Ethnographic issue 10k brown and three other values on registered cover from Leningrad to Haifa (then - Palestine), appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
150.00
981 **   C30-33
1931, Ice-Breaker "Malygin", 30k-2r, perforated (comb 12x12 1/2) complete set of four, full OG, NH, F/VF centering, SC #290A-93A
150.00
982  C34-35, C35a
1932, International Polar Year, 50k carmine and 1r green, complete set of two, in addition stamp of 1r with perforation 10 1/2, full OG, LH, VF, SC #297-98, 298A
100.00
983 **   C37-39
1933, Stratostat "CCCP 1", 5k-20k, complete set of three, stamp of 10k with translucent inclusion at the bottom, otherwise full OG, NH, VF, SC #341-43
150.00
984 **   C40-44
1934, Civil Aviation, 5k-80k, complete set of five, printed on watermarked paper, practically flawless unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #355-59
300.00
985  C41
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 10k in violet, printed on watermarked "borders and rosettes" paper, enlarged margins, full OG, VLH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski
750.00
986  C42
1934, Civil Aviation, imperforated trial color proof of 20k in violet, printed on watermarked paper, enlarged margins, full OG, LH, VF, SC #357
750.00
987  C50-52
1934, Stratosphere Disaster, 5k-20k, complete set of three, blocks of six and four (ten sets), CTO with full OG, VF
75.00
988  C51 var
1934, Stratosphere Disaster, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, CTO with full OG, VF and rare perforation error, SC #374 Pb
2000.00
989  C51 var
1934, Stratosphere Disaster, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, neatly cancelled, VF and very scarce perforation error, SC #374 Pd
2000.00
990  C53-57
1934, Airships, 5k-30k, complete set of five, nicely centered, full OG, LH, VF, SC #376-80
200.00
991  C58-67
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, 1k-50k, complete set of ten, nice quality, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, SC #392-401
350.00
992 **   C58-62, C66 var
1935, Chelyuskin Rescue, 1k-15k and 40k, group of six values, all with horizontal watermark "borders and rosettes" (stamp of 40k is scarce), full OG, NH, VF
200.00
993  C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 22, full OG, VLH, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, S. Sismondo certificate, SC #420
300.00
994  C68
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, position 18, Moscow Telegraph Office cancellation, tiny spot of natural inclusion at the bottom margin, otherwise fresh and VF, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #420
150.00
995  C68b
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, small "f" variety of surcharge (position 9), full OG, VLH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #420 Ka
600.00
996  C68b
1935, Moscow - San Francisco Flight, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, small "f" variety of surcharge (position 10), full OG, very light trace of hinge (appearing NH), VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #420 Ka
600.00
997 **   C69-75
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 10k-1r, complete set of seven, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF, SC #473-79
100.00
998  C70 var
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 20k gray green and black, left sheet margin single, imperforated on the left, neat top right corner cancellation, VF, SC #474 Pc
300.00
999  C72a
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 40k violet brown and black, right sheet margin vertical pair, imperforated between stamps, full OG, LH, VF, each stamp with F. Kessler guarantee hs, SC #476 Pb
1000.00
1000 **   C75a
1937, Aviation Exhibition, 1r black, brown and buff, souvenir sheet of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC Block 3
150.00
1001 **   C75a var
1937, Aviation Exhibition 1r black, brown and buff, souvenir sheet of four, upper right stamp with re-engraved stripe at the top, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC Block 3 Ka
Click here to see enlarged fragment
200.00
1002 **   C76, var
1939, Aviation Day, red overprint on 50k dull violet, block of four, top left stamp with overprint raised for 2mm, full OG, NH, VF and an attractive item, SC #604, var
100.00
1003 **   C83-90, var
1949, Air Mail Routes, Airplanes and Views, 50k-3r, complete set of eight from original printings, in addition reprints of 50k, 60k, 1r and 3r, full OG, NH, VF, SC #1364- 72, var
100.00
1004 **   C95-96 var
1955, North Pole - Moscow, red overprint on 1r multicolored and 2r black and yellow green, first one is a single with omitted dash, the other one is horizontal pair, left stamp with wide space, right one - with no dash varieties, full OG, NH, VF, SC #1755-56 Ka
250.00
1005 **   C96 var
1955, North Pole - Moscow, red overprint on 2r black and yellow green, horizontal pair, left stamp with wide space between "Sev." and "Polius" (type III), right stamp without dash variety, in addition a single with perforation L12 1/2,all with full OG, NH, VF, SC #1756, Ka, A
150.00
1006 **   C96 var
1955, North Pole - Moscow Flight, red overprint on 2r black and yellow green, spectacular 5mm shift of vertical perforation on the right, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
1007  CO1-3

Air Post Official stamps

1922, red surcharges on Consular stamps, 12m/2.25r-120/2.25r, set of three values, all are type I, nice quality, full OG, LH, VF, each one with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, SC #SI5-7
100.00
1008  CO1
1922, red surcharge 12m on Consular Fee stamp of 2.25r, type IV, position 9, large part of OG, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, SC #SI5
75.00
1009  CO8
1922, red surcharge 1200m on Consular Fee stamp of 3r, type I, top left corner sheet margin single from position 1, left margin reinforced by very light hinge, full OG, VF, expertized by Roumet and Romeko, SC #SI12
1500.00
1010  C1/76, E1-3

Air Post Collection Balance

1922-39, 52 mint stamps and one souvenir sheet, representing 15 complete issues, among better Zeppelin issue, both perforation, Airships of 1931, Stratosphere Disaster with 5k, perforation 14 and others, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SC C.v. is $2,200
Click here to see Part 2
400.00
1011 */U   C1/52

Nice Grouping

1922-34, Zeppelin issue, Airships of 1931, engraved Airship over Dnieper Dam (all perforations, perf 10 1/2 cancelled), Civil Aviation on watermarked paper, Stratosphere Disaster and etc., the total is 28stamps, nine complete issues, fresh quality, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, SC C.v. is close to $1,600
350.00