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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Russia thru San Marino

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
363
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 363, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1930, 40k-80k Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C12b-C13b; Zagorsky 0256-0257), RUSSIA, 1930, 40k-80k Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C12b-C13b; Zagorsky 0256-0257)RUSSIA, 1930, 40k-80k Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C12b-C13b; Zagorsky 0256-0257). 30k Mint N.H., 80k lightly hinged, full to large margins including sheet margin at top and bottom respectively, Very Fine, Soviet Philatelic Society handstamp, 40k with additional owner's handstamp, Scott $4,500.00, Zagorsky $6,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
364
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 364, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270), RUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270)RUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270). Mint N.H. blocks of four, large margins, strong colors, 15k with a few natural gum bends and small gum blemish on one stamp, 50k with small bend on one stamp, Very Fine, catalogue values as four Mint N.H. sets, Scott $1,560.00, Zagorsky $2,200.00

E. 500-750
900
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365
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 365, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270), RUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270)RUSSIA, 1931, 10k-1r Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C15-C19; Zagorsky 266-270). Corner sheet-margin blocks of four, each block with one small light hinge mark, on two values it affects all four stamps, but on three values it appears to affect only two stamps, large margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine, catalogue values as four hinged sets, Scott $800.00, Zagorsky $1,060.00

E. 300-400
650
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366
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 366, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276), RUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276)RUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at left, centered to the top as is often the case, strong color

FINE. A VERY RARE BLOCK OF THE 1931 50K AIR POST ERROR OF COLOR.

While singles of this error come up with some regularity, blocks are almost never offered.

Scott $3,600.00 (as singles). Zagorsky $16,000 (as a block)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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367
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 367, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276), RUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276)RUSSIA, 1931, 50k Gray Blue, Error of Color (C23a; Zagorsky 276). Centered to top as often, tied on registered flown cover with 15k Gray Blue by Moscow 15.9.31 circular datestamps, red Berlin flight marking, Berlin receiving backstamps

FRESH AND VERY FINE. THE 1931 50K ERROR OF COLOR IS RARELY SEEN PROPERLY USED ON COVER.

Signed Ebel.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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368
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 368, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1931, 30k-2r North Pole, Imperforate (C26-C29), RUSSIA, 1931, 30k-2r North Pole, Imperforate (C26-C29)RUSSIA, 1931, 30k-2r North Pole, Imperforate (C26-C29). Mint N.H. blocks of four, 30k and 35k with sheet margin on one side, 2r corner sheet margin, fresh colors, 30k with natural gum crease on one stamp, a few other light natural gum bends, each block with small pencil note on one stamp, Very Fine, Scott $868.00 (as singles), Zagorsky $2,100.00 (as blocks)

E. 300-400
750
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369
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 369, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 2.25r Consular Air Post (CO7; Zagorksy SI11), RUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 2.25r Consular Air Post (CO7; Zagorksy SI11)RUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 2.25r Consular Air Post (CO7; Zagorksy SI11). Type III, lightly hinged, excellent centering, Extremely Fine, signed Filatelia SSSR and Ebnet BPP, Scott $1,500.00, Zagorsky $1,600.00

E. 500-750
800
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370
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 370, Russia thru San MarinoRUSSIA, Offices in China, 1904-08, 10k Dark Blue, Vertically Laid Paper (11), RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1904-08, 10k Dark Blue, Vertically Laid Paper (11)RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1904-08, 10k Dark Blue, Vertically Laid Paper (11). Large part original gum, excellent centering, rich color, miniscule tear at right margin, otherwise Very Fine, the key rarity of Russian Offices in China, signed Hofmann BPP, Scott $1,500.00

E. 200-300
400
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371
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Russia Offices in China Collection. Formed by Lee Hill, longtime editor of the Ma catalogue, 1899-1920, range of mostly unused from all issues, some duplication, includes several forgeries for comparison, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,100
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372
c
Russia Covers. Over 50 covers or cards, 19th or early 20th Century, includes early three-color frankings, wide range of usages, including some overseas destinations, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
750
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373
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 373, Russia thru San MarinoRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1-1/2c Bingata Horse, Gold Omitted (139a), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1-1/2c Bingata Horse, Gold Omitted (139a)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1-1/2c Bingata Horse, Gold Omitted (139a). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, only 94 exist, Scott $2,000.00

E. 500-750
750
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374
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 374, Russia thru San MarinoRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1959, 9c on 5y Blue Green, Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C14a), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1959, 9c on 5y Blue Green, Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C14a)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1959, 9c on 5y Blue Green, Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C14a). Mint N.H., flawless centering, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine, light pencil "23" on gum denoting position on sheet, only two sheets of 50 stamps were found with the inverted surcharge, Scott $800.00

E. 300-400
350
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375
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 375, Russia thru San MarinoSAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16), SAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16)SAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16). Each cancelled by the special green Zeppelin postmark, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, a scarce set to find genuinely used, each signed Bloch, with his 1978 Friedl certificate, Scott $1,445.00, Sassone €2,000

E. 400-500
600
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376
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 376, Russia thru San MarinoSAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16), SAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16)SAN MARINO, 1933, 3l-20l Zeppelin Surcharges (C11-C16; Sassone PA11-PA16). Mint N.H. blocks of four, all with corner selvage except 5l with selvage at left, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine and choice set of blocks, each signed Bolaffi, and with his 1982 set certificate, Scott $1,768 (as singles), Sassone €2,600 (as blocks)

E. 400-500
1,200
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377
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 377, Russia thru San MarinoSAN MARINO, 1933, 20l on 3l Carmine Instead of Green, Perforated "Specimen" (Sassone P16), SAN MARINO, 1933, 20l on 3l Carmine Instead of Green, Perforated "Specimen" (Sassone P16)SAN MARINO, 1933, 20l on 3l Carmine Instead of Green, Perforated "Specimen" (Sassone P16). Mint N.H. corner selvage block of four, light pencil position nos. 44-45/49-50 on reverse, fresh color

VERY FINE CORNER SELVAGE BLOCK OF THE 20-LIRA ON 3-LIRA ZEPPELIN IN CARMINE INSTEAD OF THE ISSUED GREEN.

Only 200 printed. Each signed Raybaudi, Sassone €8,000 (as singles)

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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