Top Sales of the Month

September, 2019
Top Sales of the Year
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Hammer price:
$23,000
Soviet Union UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEET: 1944, proof of imperforated souvenir sheet
Soviet Union UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEET: 1944, proof of imperforated souvenir sheet Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEET: 1944, proof of imperforated souvenir sheet containing four stamps of 30k brown and carmine and text in black at the top and bottom, with additional red overprint: "May 1945. Order No.448118/M", size 108x101mm, mounted on a presentation card by philatelic hinges (card size 138x116mm), we removed and checked the reverse side, the item has no hidden defects, with just a small part of gum loss at the top and with minor paper waves at t...
2
Hammer price:
$15,000
Soviet Union ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, 40k, souvenir sheet, var
Soviet Union ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, 40k, souvenir sheet, var Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, Palace of Soviets, 40k violet, souvenir sheet of four without text at the top and bottom, size 142x92mm, excellent condition, bright and fresh full original gum, apparently very lightly hinged (tiny place of uneven gumat the top), VF and extremely rare, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Sc. #603a var
3
Hammer price:
$14,000
Soviet Union 1947, Restoration of National Economy Objects, 15k-1r
Soviet Union 1947, Restoration of National Economy Objects, 15k-1r Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1947, Restoration of National Economy Objects, 15k-1r, 46 imperforated trial color proofs of ten different values, including 15k x4, 20k x4, 30k (Stalingrad) x5, 30k (Konstantinovka) x6, 30k (Rostov) x7, 30k (Kharkov) x1, 60k(Stalingrad) x1, 60k (Rostov) x5, 1r (Makeyevka) x8, 1r (Stalingrad) x5, two proofs with colors close to issued stamps, nice quality unit, no thins or hidden defects, no gum (removed from a presentation cards), VF and very rare assembl...
4
Hammer price:
$11,000
Soviet Union 100TH ANN OF THE BIRTH OF LEO TOLSTOY: 3 essays, unaccepted design
Soviet Union 100TH ANN OF THE BIRTH OF LEO TOLSTOY: 3 essays, unaccepted design Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF LEO TOLSTOY: 1928, Portrait of Leo Tolstoy, two stamps of 10k in brown black or olive brown, and Tolstoy as Plowman 28k olive gray, imperforated complete set of three essays of unaccepted design, raster printing on stamp paper, full OG (10k olive brown with slight gum wrinkle), LH, VF and extremely rare, especially in complete set, SC #NP55-56
5
Hammer price:
$11,000
Soviet Union 1959,
Soviet Union 1959, "Strengthening the Connection bw School and National Economy" Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1959, "Strengthening the Connection between School and National Economy", Students Driving a Combine, rejected design and denomination of 60k in blue green, nicely centered with intact perforation 12½x12 as issued stamps of 40k and 1r, probably removed from a presentation card, gummed, VF and extremely rare, according to our records this stamp had never been offered at any Public Sale. In our opinion it was unissued because of an umbrella over combine oper...
6
Hammer price:
$10,000
Soviet Union 1959, 250th Anniv of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown, violet gray
Soviet Union 1959, 250th Anniv of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown, violet gray Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1959, 250th Anniversary of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown and violet gray, bottom left corner sheet margin example of this unissued stamp, joined "5" and "0" of "250" variety, excellent condition, full OG, NH, VF and very rare positional piece, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #2254 fn
7
Hammer price:
$9,500
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1943, 60k brick red imperforated pair
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1943, 60k brick red imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1943, Coat of Arms, 60k brick red, horizontal imperforated pair, flawless condition in every respect, full OG, NH, VF, a rarity, just another imperforated pair is recorded, N. Mandrovski certificate, this pair had been sold in our Auction #69 for $13,800, including a premium (Lot #859), Sc. #737 imp
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Hammer price:
$9,500
Soviet Union 1955, Nicolaus Copernicus, 1r multicolored
Soviet Union 1955, Nicolaus Copernicus, 1r multicolored Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1955, Nicolaus Copernicus, 1r multicolored, unfolded miniature sheet of ten, intact margins and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, Sc. #1752 var
9
Hammer price:
$9,500
Soviet Union 1959, 250th Anniv of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown, violet gray
Soviet Union 1959, 250th Anniv of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown, violet gray Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1959, 250th Anniversary of the Poltava Battle, 40k red brown and violet gray, bottom right corner sheet margin unissued stamp due to political reasons, completely flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF and very rare positional piece, SC #2254 fn
10
Hammer price:
$8,000
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1939, miner 5k red, imperforated pair
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1939, miner 5k red, imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1939, miner 5k red, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around, right stamp has slight gum wave without creasing, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, one of three known imperforated pairs of that issue, Raritan Stamps guarantee, this pair was sold in our Auction #69 for $11,500, including premium (Lot #857), Sc. #734 imp
11
Hammer price:
$8,000
Soviet Union 1955, Moscow University, 1r multicolored
Soviet Union 1955, Moscow University, 1r multicolored Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1955, Moscow University, 1r multicolored, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12, unfolded block of four, top right stamp has broken a curl of "P" in "Pochta" variety, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple, only a few of blocks of this rarity still survived, Sc. #1787 var
12
Hammer price:
$7,500
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINTIVE TYPO PRINTING (PERF 14 1/2X15): 1924-25, 15k lemon
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINTIVE TYPO PRINTING (PERF 14 1/2X15): 1924-25, 15k lemon
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINTIVE TYPO PRINTING (PERF 14 1/2X15): 1924-25, 15k lemon Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINTIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (PERFORATION 14 1/2X15): 1924-25, peasant 15k lemon yellow, nice stamp in every respect without usual paper inclusions, nice centering and intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, Z. Mikulski certificate, C.v. $25,000, Sc. #287
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Hammer price:
$7,500
Soviet Union FELIX DZERZHINSKY ISSUE: 1937, 10k-80k, imperf complete set of four
Soviet Union FELIX DZERZHINSKY ISSUE: 1937, 10k-80k, imperf complete set of four Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FELIX DZERZHINSKY ISSUE: 1937, 10k-80k, imperforated complete set of four, nice margins all around, completely flawless and bright original gum, NH, VF and very rare in such sound condition, P. Buchsbayew certificate, Sc. #606a-09a
14
Hammer price:
$7,500
Soviet Union CHELYUSKIN RESCUE ISSUE: 1935, perforated trial color proofs set
Soviet Union CHELYUSKIN RESCUE ISSUE: 1935, perforated trial color proofs set Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
CHELYUSKIN RESCUE ISSUE: 1935, perforated trial color proofs of 1k-50k, complete set of ten in various colors, reduced size of stamps, most with perforation divides by scissors, no gum, VF and rare in complete set, especially in premium condition,each one signed by Z. Mikulski with his certificate for the set, Sc. #C58-67
15
Hammer price:
$7,500
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 1r black, brown and buff
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 1r black, brown and buff Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 1r black, brown and buff, left sheet margin (44mm) vertical imperforated pair, nice margins at three other sides, absolutely flawless quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare, Sc. #C75 imp
16
Hammer price:
$7,000
Soviet Union MOSCOW: 1923-29,
Soviet Union MOSCOW: 1923-29, "Moskovsky Mashinotrest" Machinery Trust) unused Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - Dr. John H. Avtsin Collection of Postal Advertising labels
LABELS ISSUED IN MOSCOW: 1923-29, "Moskovsky Mashinotrest" (Moscow Machinery Trust) unused multicolored label, soldier 7k brown is affixed over, full OG, LH, VF and very rare, AL Cat.#21
17
Hammer price:
$7,000
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, proof 3r
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, proof 3r Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
LENIN 1R-3R DEFINITIVE ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, imperforated proof of 3r in dark green (issued color), top right corner sheet margin block of four, printed on watermarked Squares and Angles paper (the same as Zeppelin set), full OG, NH or LH (top stamps), VF and probably unique multiple, Sc. #344
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Hammer price:
$7,000
Soviet Union MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD PHILATELIC EXHIBITION: 1932, souvenir sheet
Soviet Union MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD PHILATELIC EXHIBITION: 1932, souvenir sheet Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD PHILATELIC EXHIBITION ISSUES: 1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, 15k brown black and 35k ultra, souvenir sheet of four values, printed in thick paper, size 168x119mm, we mention slightly rounded corners and minimal paper wave at left, well above average quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF and rare, only 500 such sheets were produced, many of those were destroyed, Sc. #485-86 fn
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Hammer price:
$7,000
Soviet Union INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR ISSUE: 1932, 50k, perf L10 1/2
Soviet Union INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR ISSUE: 1932, 50k, perf L10 1/2 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR ISSUE: 1932, 50k carmine rose, perforation L10 1/2, minimal usual gum waves and violet stroke on third tip of perforation at the bottom, nice centering with intact perforation and bright full original gum, very light trace of hinge mark, VF and the most rare and valuable perforation variety of the Soviet Union, Sc. #C34a
20
Hammer price:
$6,000
Soviet Union LIBERATION OF LENINGRAD: 1944, 30k, s/s of 4, inverted text variety
Soviet Union LIBERATION OF LENINGRAD: 1944, 30k, s/s of 4, inverted text variety Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
LIBERATION OF LENINGRAD ISSUE: 1944, 30k greenish black, souvenir sheet of four with inverted text variety, nice quality, full OG, very light traces of hinge, VF and very rare, N. Mandrovski certificate, Sc. #959 var
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Hammer price:
$5,000
Soviet Union 1948, Colonnade at Kislovodsk, 40k blue
Soviet Union 1948, Colonnade at Kislovodsk, 40k blue Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1948, Colonnade at Kislovodsk, 40k blue, original printing with raster vertical diamonds, we note that all recorded issues of this stamp have raster square, full OG, NH, VF and the only recorded stamp of this raster type, ex- the Matvil Collection, since that Sale not even one stamp with this raster was found, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #1316 var
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Hammer price:
$5,000
Soviet Union SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, vertical pair
Soviet Union SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, vertical pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, vertical pair printed on paper with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, lower stamp has small "f" variety of surcharge (positions 4/9), full OG, NH, VF and rare in pair, especially with watermark variety, each stamp with Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Sc. #C68-68b
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Hammer price:
$4,500
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1942-43 YEAR, about 850 mostly mint stamps (20 - used) in singles, pairs, strips and blocks, including Navoi in gutter blocks (minor flaws), nice range of Battle Scenes issues, ten fantails, Sniper with rastervertical diamonds (unused, regummed), numerous plate varieties and many more, generally full OG with many NH stamps, SC. v. is over 550,000P, Sc. #857/908, var
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Hammer price:
$4,500
Soviet Union 1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin
Soviet Union 1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin, technological proof of 10r in black, bottom right corner sheet margin block of six (3x2), printed on watermarked "Shaded Diamonds" paper (Goznak classification "HK-51"), no gum as produced, NH, VF and the only known multiple on that paper with Goznak marking, V. Liapine certificate, Sc. #1654
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Hammer price:
$4,250
Soviet Union 1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, proof of complete design
Soviet Union 1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, proof of complete design Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, technological proof of complete design for 1r in olive green and red brown, imperforated block of four, printed on wove paper without watermark, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare in block, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #1889
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Hammer price:
$4,250
Soviet Union 1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor
Soviet Union 1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor "DET 250" Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor "DET 250", unissued design and denomination of 1r in bright ultramarine, perforation L12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, Sc. #1994
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union MOSCOW: 1923, two labels of different Printing Companies on cover
Soviet Union MOSCOW: 1923, two labels of different Printing Companies on cover Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - Dr. John H. Avtsin Collection of Postal Advertising labels
LABELS ISSUED IN MOSCOW: 1923, two labels of different Printing Companies, "Krasny Proletariy" and "Mospolygraph", each one bearing worker 4k carmine, used on reverse of registered cover from Moscow to New York, uprated by 11 RSFSR stamps 5r x1, 20r x10) and vertical pair of soldier 10k dark blue, tied by Moscow "30.10.23" ds, NYC arrival marking, minor paper waves and bottom left corner imperfection, still F/VF and extremely rare mixed franking mailing to...
28
Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union 1948, Coat of Arms and Flag of the Soviet Union, 40k brownish red
Soviet Union 1948, Coat of Arms and Flag of the Soviet Union, 40k brownish red Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1948, Coat of Arms and Flag of the Soviet Union, 40k brownish red, size 14.8x21.8mm, original printing, horizontal imperforated pair, enlarged margins all around, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, the similar pair had been sold in our Auction #75 for $5,500 plus commission, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #1306 imp
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1949 YEAR, well over 1300 mainly mint stamps, including 176 blocks of four, and 13 souvenir sheets, representing all 39 issues of the Year, including three perforated and one imperforated Lenin Mausoleum sheets (all are expertly regummed), several Stalin sheets, some on pre-printing facial only toned paper plus one forgery, nice range of definitive set, Pushkin issue, five fantails and many more, nice quality group, mainly full OG, NH (90%) o...
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union 1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin
Soviet Union 1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1952, definitive issue, Order of Lenin, technological proof of 10r in black, bottom right corner sheet margin block of six (3x2), printed on watermarked "Shaded Stars" raw paper (Goznak classification "ÀÍÎÇ"), no gum as produced, NH, VF and the only known multiple on that paper with Goznak marking, V. Liapine certificate, Sc. #1654
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union 1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor
Soviet Union 1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor "DET 250" Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1957, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, Tractor "DET 250", unissued design and denomination of 1r in bluish green, perforation L12 1/2 partially separated by scissors, gummed, VF and extremely rare, in various Russian Specialized Cats these stamps without perforation and mounted on cards are considered to be proofs, Sc. #1994
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union 1960, Iris, perforated proof of 60k multicolored
Soviet Union 1960, Iris, perforated proof of 60k multicolored Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1960, Iris, perforated proof of 60k multicolored, reduced format stamp, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, especially in pair, an issued stamp is enclosed for comparison, Sc. #2413
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Hammer price:
$4,000
Soviet Union 'FOKKER F-111
Soviet Union 'FOKKER F-111" ISSUE: 1924, inverted black surcharge 20k on 10r red Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
'FOKKER F-111" ISSUE: 1924, inverted black surcharge 20k on 10r red, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF and very rare, several expert's hs on reverse, including Dr. Jemtschoujin, A. Brun, Champion and F. Kessler, Sc. #C9a
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Hammer price:
$3,750
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, blks of 4 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON IMPROVED PAPER: 1926, 7k-5r, complete set of eight in blocks of four, eight or larger, many positional pieces, some of which with printer's marking, the total is 28 complete sets, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #0120-27
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Hammer price:
$3,750
Soviet Union 3rd ANN. OF LENIN DEATH: 1926, portrait of Lenin, unaccepted essay
Soviet Union 3rd ANN. OF LENIN DEATH: 1926, portrait of Lenin, unaccepted essay Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF LENIN: 1926, multicolored portrait of Lenin with frame and text in dark blue, perforation 11 1/2, unaccepted essay, affixed on gray card and overprinted "Project" in red at the bottom, VF and very rare, SC #NP41
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Hammer price:
$3,750
Soviet Union 1965, Democratic Women's Federation, 6k blue green and orange brown
Soviet Union 1965, Democratic Women's Federation, 6k blue green and orange brown Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1965, Democratic Women's Federation, 6k blue green and orange brown, enlarged design with inscription "Vsemirnoi" (World) instead of "Mezhdunarodnoi" (International), comb 12 1/2x12 instead of harrow perforation 11 1/2, horizontal pair, full original, but slightly dryish gum, NH, VF and rare, especially in pair, Sc. #3093 var
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Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC  1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union ETHNOGRAPHIC 1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
ETHNOGRAPHIC ISSUE: 1933, 1k-35k, 129 mostly mint stamps (three pieces of seven used stamps), including 17 blocks of four, block of 2k has two stamps creased, 6k and 15k (Turkmens) are folded, others in flawless condition, mainly full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, Sc. #489-509
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Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union NON-STOP FLIGHT TO FAR EAST ISSUE: 1939, 15k on ordinary paper
Soviet Union NON-STOP FLIGHT TO FAR EAST ISSUE: 1939, 15k on ordinary paper Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
NON-STOP FLIGHT TO FAR EAST ISSUE: 1939, 15k green, 30k brown violet and 60k red, imperforated complete set of three, four-side margins all around, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, only 50 complete sets possible, Raybaudi certificate, Sc. #718-20 imp
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Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union 1946, Elections to the Supreme Council, 45k brown vermilion
Soviet Union 1946, Elections to the Supreme Council, 45k brown vermilion Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1946, Elections to the Supreme Council, 45k brown vermilion, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, Sc. #1027 imp
40
Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1948 YEAR, over 1400 mostly mint stamps, including more than 200 blocks of four, representing all 30 issues of the year, nine fantails, Art Theater 40k with raster square and numerous other raster and plate varieties, overall nice condition, mainly full OG, most is NH, F/VF, SC.v. $875,000P, Sc. #1189-317, var
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Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1950 YEAR, about 1100 mostly mint stamps, including 130 blocks of four and two panes of ten, representing all 34 issues of the Year, starting with definitives of typo printing (both are regummed),numerous plate varieties, four fantails, two sets of Skyscrapers (one is regammed) and many more, fresh quality, mainly full OG, NH (95%), F/VF, SC.v. is over 850,000P, Sc. #1428-536, var
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Hammer price:
$3,500
Soviet Union 1958, Radio Day, 40k blue green and red
Soviet Union 1958, Radio Day, 40k blue green and red Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, Radio Day, 40k blue green and red, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, bottom right corner sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and a gorgeous item, Sc. #2063 var
43
Hammer price:
$3,250
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1926, 8k, litho, imp
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1926, 8k, litho, imp Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - PERF. AND IMPERF.STAMPS ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1926, worker 8k olive brown, litho printing, huge margins imperforated single, very fresh and choice, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appears NH), VF and rare, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, Sc. #311 var
44
Hammer price:
$3,250
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925, trial of 18k
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925, trial of 18k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - PERF. AND IMPERF.STAMPS ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925, trial printing of soldier 18k violet in horizontal imperforated pair on paper with vanish lines, enlarged margins and very fresh, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, especially in pair, Dr. E. Diena certificate, Sc. #316
45
Hammer price:
$3,250
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1931-32, 1k-1r, imperf complete set of nine
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1931-32, 1k-1r, imperf complete set of nine Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1931-32, 1k-1r, imperforated complete set of nine, blocks of four, nice and fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiples, N. Mandrovski certificate for the high value block, Sc. #456-67
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Hammer price:
$3,250
Soviet Union 1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, technological proof
Soviet Union 1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, technological proof Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1956, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, technological proof of central vignette in red brown used for 1r denomination, imperforated block of four, printed on wove paper without watermark, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare multiple, V. Liapine certificate, Sc. #1889
47
Hammer price:
$3,250
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, 60k gray violet
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, 60k gray violet Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, 60k gray violet, black and red, top right corner sheet margin imperforated block of four, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, no gum as produced, NH, VF and rare multiple, Sc. #2030 imp
48
Hammer price:
$3,000
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibit, reduced format perf proof brwn
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibit, reduced format perf proof brwn Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, reduced format perforated (L12 1/2) proof of 60k in brown, gummed, VF and extremely rare, some Russian Specialized Cats listed the same design proofs affixed over Goznakpresentation cards, according to our records this perforated proof offered to the public in the first time, Sc. #2030
49
Hammer price:
$3,000
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibit, reduced format perf proof blue
Soviet Union 1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibit, reduced format perf proof blue Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, All-Union Industrial Exhibition, reduced format perforated (L12 1/2) proof of 60k in deep blue, gummed, VF and extremely rare, Sc. #2030
50
Hammer price:
$3,000
Soviet Union 1958, Sergei Yesenin, 40k multicolored
Soviet Union 1958, Sergei Yesenin, 40k multicolored Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, Sergei Yesenin, 40k multicolored, gray color is omitted, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, the only block of 25 of this error had been discovered at the Riga Post Office, N. Mandrovski certificate, Sc. #2144 var
51
Hammer price:
$3,000
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931, Airship over the Arctic, 50k
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931, Airship over the Arctic, 50k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931, Airship over the Arctic Region, 50k dark gray blue, error of color, unfolded block of four, very light vertical gray line on the left stamps, nicely centered, full original slightly dryish gum, light traces of hinge marks, VF and scarce multiple, Sc. #C23a
52
Hammer price:
$2,750
Soviet Union ORDER OF THE RED BANNER  1933, trial printing of 20k, var
Soviet Union ORDER OF THE RED BANNER 1933, trial printing of 20k, var Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
ORDER OF THE RED BANNER ISSUE: 1933, trial printing of 20k in gray black, red and yellow, perforation 9 1/2, a spot between second and third "C" in "CCCP" variety (position 106), fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, N. Mandrovski certificate, Sc. #518
53
Hammer price:
$2,750
Soviet Union BAKU COMMISSARS  1933, 4k-40k, complete set of five
Soviet Union BAKU COMMISSARS 1933, 4k-40k, complete set of five Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
BAKU COMMISSARS ISSUE: 1933, 4k-40k, complete set of five, blocks of four, all but 20k with sheet or corner margins, block of 40k is slightly folded along vertical perforation, full original somewhat uneven gum, NH, VF and scarce set of multiples, Sc. #519-23
54
Hammer price:
$2,750
Soviet Union ANTON CHEKHOV ISSUE: 1940, 40k red brown, imperforated pair
Soviet Union ANTON CHEKHOV ISSUE: 1940, 40k red brown, imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
ANTON CHEKHOV ISSUE: 1940, 40k red brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice four-side margins, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, we found just another pair (hinged) sold to the public at Cherrystone Auction in 2015, Sc. #766 imp
55
Hammer price:
$2,500
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers
Soviet Union THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, over 580 mint stamps and 4 covers Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
THIRD DEFINITIVE ISSUE: 1929-31, 1k-3r, 1k-1r, over 580 mint perforated and imperforated stamps and four covers, singles, pairs and blocks, numerous watermark varieties, 25 stamps with perforation 10 1/2, including one fantail of1k, imperforated blocks of 4k and 15k, raster vertical diamonds on 1r, comb perforation on 3r in block and more, all housed on Lindner hingeless pages, fresh quality, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, Sc. #413-26, 456-67, var
56
Hammer price:
$2,500
Soviet Union SHOTA RUSTAVELI ISSUE: 1938, 20k, horizontal imperforated pair
Soviet Union SHOTA RUSTAVELI ISSUE: 1938, 20k, horizontal imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
SHOTA RUSTAVELI ISSUE: 1938, 20k deep green, horizontal imperforated pair, enlarged side margins with ample margins at the top and bottom, full OG, LH, VF and rare, especially in pair, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, Raritan Stamps guarantee, ex-the Matvil Collection, Sc. #610b
57
Hammer price:
$2,500
Soviet Union 1958, International Geophysical Year, Aurora Borealis
Soviet Union 1958, International Geophysical Year, Aurora Borealis Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, International Geophysical Year, Aurora Borealis, 40k blue and yellow, top left corner margin single with perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF and rare an eye-catching item, Sc. #2089 var
58
Hammer price:
$2,500
Soviet Union 1962, 30th Soviet Chess Championships in Yerevan, 4k
Soviet Union 1962, 30th Soviet Chess Championships in Yerevan, 4k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1962, 30th Soviet Chess Championships in Yerevan, 4k orange yellow and black, perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12 1/2x12 1/2, left sheet margin horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and very rare in pair, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #2676 var
59
Hammer price:
$2,500
Soviet Union THE STRATOSPHERE DISASTER ISSUE: 1934, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown
Soviet Union THE STRATOSPHERE DISASTER ISSUE: 1934, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
THE STRATOSPHERE DISASTER ISSUE: 1934, Andrey Vasenko, 10k brown, perforation 14, part of neat Kazan CTO, excellent centering and intact perforation, full OG, VF and rare, K. Filobok certificate, Sc. #C51a
60
Hammer price:
$2,400
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1924-25, 9k
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1924-25, 9k
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1924-25, 9k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERFORATED STAMPS): 1924-25, peasant 9k orange red, beautiful balanced margins, bold color of completely flawless single, full OG, NH, VF and rare, N. Mandrovski certificate, Sc. #284 imp
61
Hammer price:
$2,400
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
COLLECTION OF 1941 YEAR, over 400 mostly mint (five - used) stamps, singles, pairs and blocks, representing nine complete issues, including two fantails, nine gutter pairs (six - NH), line perforation varieties of Industrialization issue, "Be a Hero!" with line perforation in pair (expertly regummed), nice quality unit, mainly full OG, NH, F/VF, SC. v. 252,000P, Sc. #817/59, var
62
Hammer price:
$2,400
Soviet Union 1989, Soviet Circus, 1k-10k
Soviet Union 1989, Soviet Circus, 1k-10k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1989, Soviet Circus, 1k-10k, imperforated complete set of five in horizontal sheet margin pairs, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and rare in pairs, especially for 3k and 5k values, Sc. #5802-06 imp
63
Hammer price:
$2,300
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1924-25, 20k
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1924-25, 20k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERFORATED STAMPS): 1924-25, worker 20k deep green, nice four-side margins and strong color, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appearing NH), VF and scarce, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #288 imp
64
Hammer price:
$2,300
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, proof
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, proof Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
LENIN 1R-3R DEFINITIVE ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, trial color imperforated proof of 1r in brick red, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate, Sc. #342
65
Hammer price:
$2,300
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100
Soviet Union SURCH 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, set of eight sheets of 100 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
SURCHARGE 8K ON POSTAGE DUE STAMPS: 1927, 8k/1k-8k/14k, set of eight complete sheets of 100 (25x4), printed on paper without watermark, including litho - 3k (perf 12), 7k and 10k (perf 14), typo - 1k, 2k, 3k, 8k and 14k, numerous surcharge varieties, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, Sc. #359-65, var
66
Hammer price:
$2,300
Soviet Union 1956, Mukhamed Aivazov, 40k green
Soviet Union 1956, Mukhamed Aivazov, 40k green Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1956, Mukhamed Aivazov, 40k green, type I (three-line text), perforation L12 1/2 instead of comb 12x12 1/2, full OG, NH, VF and rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #1860a var
67
Hammer price:
$2,200
Soviet Union 15TH ANN THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION: 1932, 35k, blk of 10
Soviet Union 15TH ANN THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION: 1932, 35k, blk of 10 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION ISSUE: 1932, Lenin - the Hope of the Oppressed Peoples, 35k brown black, top right corner sheet margin block of ten (5x2), some separation mainly at top margin, beautiful item with full original white gum, NH, VF, Sc. #478
68
Hammer price:
$2,200
Soviet Union 1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Scene of the Swan Lake and Portrait
Soviet Union 1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Scene of the Swan Lake and Portrait Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Scene of the Swan Lake and Portrait, two multicolored imperforated plate proofs of 40k, in bottom sheet margin se-tenant block of six (2x1+2x2), printed on thick chalky paper, horizontal fold is affecting two proofs on the left, no gum as issued, NH, VF and very rare, Sc. #2044-45
69
Hammer price:
$2,200
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint singles, pairs Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1931-32, 330 mostly mint stamps in singles, pairs, blocks of four and multiples, starting with three complete imperforated sets of five, including stamps with line and comb perforations, 50k dark gray blue, error of color (VLH), nice range of 10k of various shades in blocks, engraved Airship over the Dnieper Dam with different perforation and more, mainly full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, Sc. #C15-25, var
70
Hammer price:
$2,100
Soviet Union ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, 20k  vertical imperforated pair
Soviet Union ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, 20k vertical imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS ISSUE: 1937, Theater of the Red Army, 20k gray green, vertical imperforated pair, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee, Sc. #601b
71
Hammer price:
$2,100
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
COLLECTION OF 1938 YEAR, more than 360 mostly mint stamps (three - used), representing 12 complete issues with numerous paper and plate varieties, including 35 blocks or strips, three fantails and one pair imperforatedbetween stamps, nice condition overall, mainly full OG, NH, LH or hinged, F/VF, SC. v. is over 900,000P=US $13,850, Sc. #625-705, var
72
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPO PRINTING (HIGH VALUES): 1924-25, 3r, imperf
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPO PRINTING (HIGH VALUES): 1924-25, 3r, imperf Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (PERFORATION 12 1/2 AND HIGH VALUES): 1924-25, soldier 3r brown and green, four-side margin (enlarged at top and at left) imperforated single, perfect condition, full OG, LH, VF and rare, Sc. #292 imp
73
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union LENIN MAUSOLEUM ISSUE: 1925, essay of unaccepted design for 40k
Soviet Union LENIN MAUSOLEUM ISSUE: 1925, essay of unaccepted design for 40k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
LENIN MAUSOLEUM ISSUE: 1925, essay of unaccepted design for 40k in violet brown, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce multiple
74
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937 imp proof of 40k
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937 imp proof of 40k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937, Lenin, imperforated proof of 40k in indigo (issued color), printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, nice margins all around, gummed, VF and very rare, Sc. #619
75
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: COLLECTION: 1939-47, 674 mostly mint (about 20 used) stamps, including four complete sheets of 100, representing Steel Founder with two blocks of four and imperforated single (expertly regummed), Miner- Soldier-Aviator, numerous blocks of four with perforation L12 1/2, range of surcharges 30k on 4k claret, some offset stamps and etc., nice quality unit, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, Sc. #713/43a
76
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union 1954, 75th Birthday of Joseph Stalin, proof of complete design
Soviet Union 1954, 75th Birthday of Joseph Stalin, proof of complete design Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1954, 75th Birthday of Joseph Stalin, technological proof of complete design for 1r in dark grayish blue, size 21.5x40.5 mm instead of 21.5x39.5 mm for issued stamp, imperforated block of four, printed on wove paper without watermark, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple, Raritan Stamps guarantee, according to our records we sold a pair of that proof in Auction #75 for $2,400 plus commission, Sc. #1744
77
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union 1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Portrait and Scene of the Swan Lake
Soviet Union 1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Portrait and Scene of the Swan Lake Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, Peter Tchaikovsky, Portrait and Scene of the Swan Lake, two plate proofs of 40k in gray blue, bottom left corner margin imperforated pairs, printed on thick chalky paper, no gum as issued, NH, VF and very rare, Sc. #2044-45
78
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union 1991, Cultural Heritage, 10k-30k
Soviet Union 1991, Cultural Heritage, 10k-30k Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1991, Cultural Heritage, 10k-30k, bottom sheet margin imperforated se-tenant strip of five, full OG, NH, VF and very rare, Sc. #6008a imp
79
Hammer price:
$2,000
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, left margin imperforated single, bright gum and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs on reverse, Sc. #C25c
80
Hammer price:
$1,900
Soviet Union DR. ZAMENHOF, CREATOR OF ESPERANTO ISSUE: 1927, 14k, pair, var
Soviet Union DR. ZAMENHOF, CREATOR OF ESPERANTO ISSUE: 1927, 14k, pair, var Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DR. ZAMENHOF, CREATOR OF ESPERANTO ISSUE: 1927, 14k yellow green and brown, vertical pair with perforation 10 3/4x10 1/2, imperforated between stamps, diagonal line through the design of both stamps as printing plate defect, full OG, LH, VF and rare, P. Buchsbayew certificate, ex-the Matvil Collection, C.v. $8,250, Sc. #374d
81
Hammer price:
$1,900
Soviet Union 15TH ANN THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION: 1932, 35k, blk of 10
Soviet Union 15TH ANN THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION: 1932, 35k, blk of 10 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION ISSUE: 1932, Lenin - the Hope of the Oppressed Peoples, 35k brown black, top left corner sheet margin block of ten (5x2), some separation between 1st and 2nd vertical rows and minimal at top margin, clean and nice full OG, NH, VF, Sc. #478
82
Hammer price:
$1,900
Soviet Union NORTH POLAR FLIGHT ISSUE: 1938, 40k, 80k in  imperf pair
Soviet Union NORTH POLAR FLIGHT ISSUE: 1938, 40k, 80k in imperf pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
NORTH POLAR FLIGHT ISSUE: 1938, 40k green and carmine, 80k dark red and carmine, set of two in horizontal imperforated pairs, balanced margins, full OG, VLH, VF, Sc. #627a-28a
83
Hammer price:
$1,900
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1947 YEAR, 850 mostly mint stamps, including 125 blocks of four, and four souvenir sheets (Jubilee of Moscow, type I - hinged or regummed), nice range of Arms set with color shifts on 1r, Moscow Council Building with red color shift (a single) and blue omitted (pair), ten fantails and two pairs imperforated between, plate, shade and raster varieties, nice unit, generally full OG with many NH stamps, F/VF, SC.v. is over 300,000P, Sc. #1087/188...
84
Hammer price:
$1,900
Soviet Union 1958, Civil Aviation, TU-104
Soviet Union 1958, Civil Aviation, TU-104 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1958, Civil Aviation, TU-104, (40k) multicolored, omitted black and red colors, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, only one sheet of 100 stamps was discovered, Sc. #2148 var
85
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union SAMARA: 1923-29
Soviet Union SAMARA: 1923-29 "Khleboproduct" (Gub. Enterprise Grain Commodities) Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - Dr. John H. Avtsin Collection of Postal Advertising labels
LABELS ISSUED IN SAMARA: 1923-29, "Khleboproduct" (Gubernia Enterprise "Grain Commodities"), multicolored label with worker 8k olive brown is affixed over, strong shift of horizontal perforation, postally used, VF, AL Cat.#60
86
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 1924, 79 mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING: 1924, 1k-1r, 4k-40k, 79 mint stamps and one postal history item, including blocks of 8, 10 or 12 with printer's markings, 13 Leningrad Provisionally perforated 12 1/2 or 14 1/2x15 stamps of 1k, 3k, 4k, 20k and 1r, nice range of 4k-40k with complete MNH set and imperforated 40k in pair (short margin at bottom), fresh condition, most with full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, Sc. #250-59, 261-64, var
87
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1923, 50k brown
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1923, 50k brown Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERFORATED STAMPS): 1923, peasant 50k brown, four enlarged margins imperforated single, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate, C.v. $6,750, Sc. #275A
88
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937-39, set of 11
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937-39, set of 11 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON PAPER WITHOUT WATERMARK: 1937-39, 1k-50k, complete set of 11 in unfolded blocks of four, some with sheet margins, full OG, NH, mostly VF and difficult to assemble set of multiples, Sc. #613A/19A
89
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1946, aviator 30k blue litho printing
Soviet Union DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1946, aviator 30k blue litho printing Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF 1939-47: 1946, aviator 30k blue, litho printing, horizontal pair, left stamp with "OCCP" variety (position 51), full OG, NH (right stamp has uneven gum and considered to be hinged), VF and very rare, Sc. #736 var
90
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps
Soviet Union COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
COLLECTION OF 1946 YEAR, about 450 mostly mint stamps in singles, pairs and blocks (52 pieces altogether) and 17 souvenir sheets, 12 fantails and two pairs imperforated between stamps, nice range of 25th Anniversary of Soviet Postage stamps souvenir sheets of various types, nice quality unit, mainly full OG, most is NH and several used, F/VF, SC.v. close to 350,000P, Sc. #1021/1100, var
91
Hammer price:
$1,800
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets
Soviet Union AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AVIATION EXHIBITION ISSUE: 1937, 70 mostly mint (two - used) stamps and three souvenir sheets, representing stamps on white and creamy paper, complete set of unfolded blocks of four (NH, but one stamp of 40k with tiny blue stain on the face), marginal 20k with watermark "1" and more, mainly full OG, NH or LH, F/VF, Sc. #C69-75, C75a, var
92
Hammer price:
$1,700
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115  stamps
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 115 stamps Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - PERF. AND IMPERF.STAMPS ON WATERMARKED PAPER: 1925-28, 1k-5r, 115 mostly mint stamps, representing two perforated sets of 22 in mint never hinged condition, including three stamps of 2r with perforation 12 1/2, 30k and 2r with horizontal watermark, both types of 3r with perforation 12 1/2, range of imperforated stamps on creamy paper, nice quality unit, full OG, mainly NH, F/VF, Sc. #304-25, imp
93
Hammer price:
$1,700
Soviet Union 1957, 40th Anniv of the October Revolution, 3 stamps changed colors
Soviet Union 1957, 40th Anniv of the October Revolution, 3 stamps changed colors Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
1957, 40th Anniversary of the October Revolution, three stamps in changed colors of 40k commemorating 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in proof souvenir sheet, printed on thick paper, size 149x104mm, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce, Sc. #1943a
94
Hammer price:
$1,700
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam
Soviet Union AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
AIRSHIP (DIRIGIBLE) ISSUES: 1932, Airship over the Dnieper Dam, 15k gray black, four-side margins imperforated single,flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF, J. Stolow guarantee hs on reverse, Sc. #C25c
95
Hammer price:
$1,700
Soviet Union SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, small
Soviet Union SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, small "f" variety Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1942-91
SURCHARGES FOR MOSCOW-SAN FRANCISCO FLIGHT: 1935, red surcharge 1r on 10k dark brown, a single with small "f" variety printed on paper with horizontal position of watermark Borders and Rosettes, surcharge position 9 of 25-stamp setting, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee on reverse, L. Melnikov certificate, Sc. #C68b var
96
Hammer price:
$1,600
Soviet Union SAMARA: 1923-29
Soviet Union SAMARA: 1923-29 "Khleboproduct" (Gub. Enterprise Grain Commodities) Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - Dr. John H. Avtsin Collection of Postal Advertising labels
LABELS ISSUED IN SAMARA: 1923-29, "Khleboproduct" (Gubernia Enterprise "Grain Commodities"), unused multicolored label, no definitive stamp, no gum, VF and scarce, AL Cat.#60
97
Hammer price:
$1,600
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1923-25, 24 mint
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1923-25, 24 mint
Soviet Union FIRST DEFINITIVE TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERF): 1923-25, 24 mint Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE - TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING (IMPERFORATED STAMPS): 1923-25, 3k-50k, 2k-1r, 24 mint stamps, including one block of four (2k with double impression), 20k (short margins at top and bottom), 30k unused, no gum, all other valuable stamps are dubious, including 50k and 1r (Caffaz certificate), generally full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, Sc. #273/90 imp
98
Hammer price:
$1,600
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926 imperf set
Soviet Union LENIN 1R-3R ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926 imperf set Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
LENIN 1R-3R DEFINITIVE ISSUE (WATERMARK BORDERS AND ROSETTES): 1926, 1r-3r, imperforated complete set of three, nice four- side margin on each value, full OG, NH (3r stamp) or unused, no gum (1r), expertly regummed (2r), VF appearance, Sc. #342-44 imp
99
Hammer price:
$1,600
Soviet Union SECOND DEFINITIVE: 1928, 10k,  horizontal imperforated pair
Soviet Union SECOND DEFINITIVE: 1928, 10k, horizontal imperforated pair Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
SECOND DEFINITIVE AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RED ARMY ISSUES: 1928, worker 10k brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins at three sides with acceptable margin at the bottom, full OG, NH, F/VF and rare in pair, Sc. #391a
100
Hammer price:
$1,600
Soviet Union INDUSTRIALIZATION ISSUE: 1929, Iron Furnace, 20k, perf. 10 1/2
Soviet Union INDUSTRIALIZATION ISSUE: 1929, Iron Furnace, 20k, perf. 10 1/2 Raritan Stamps, Inc. Auction #83 - The Michael Pipe Collection of Soviet Union 1923-41
INDUSTRIALIZATION ISSUE: 1929, Iron Furnace, 20k green, perforation 10 1/2, bold color, intact perforation and nice centering for this difficult stamp, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, Sc. #429a