Ivanov Collection of Russia; Matuzas Collection Of Lithuania; U.S. & Worldwide
September 7-8, 2011 and September 13-15, 2011

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Lot #6178
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 Issue, imperforate trial color proofs on watermarked stamp paper with gum, selection of 23 different including 20c orange, 1auk (three), 2auk (seven), 5auk (twelve), also an additional single 5auk without watermark, mostly v.f. A scarce group (Lithuanian Handbook PC1f/PC7k)
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Catalog #C1/7P
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #6179
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 80sk rose, horizontal strip of three, imperf. vertically between and at right, n.h., middle stamp with a natural translucent spot, light crease at right, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #C4a
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #6180
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 2auk, 5auk horizontal gutter blocks of four, stamps n.h., handstamped on back partly showing through, still v.f., scarce
Box **
Catalog #C6,7
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #6181
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 Allegory of Flight, unadapted design 20sk-5auk imperforate se-tenant sheetlet of six, negative printing, white paper, with gum and watermarked, with and without network, dividing lines and folded between stamps, v.f., extremely rare. This item is illustrated on page 148 of "Postage Stamps of Lithuania" handbook (EC15/21)
Box E
Catalog #C8/14E
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #6182
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 Allegory of Flight, 20ct-5auk nine different imperforate pairs, 80sk vertical, others horizontal, including 5auk double center (blue & red) 40sk with negative center on back, also single of same, plus 20sk dull light green negative impression, fine-v.f., scarce (total of 20 stamps) (Lithuanian Handbook PC8/14a,PC8x)
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Catalog #C8/14P
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #6183
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 Allegory of Flight, imperforate sheetlet with gum, 60sk violet blue & red, register markings, creases, otherwise v.f.. This item is illustrated on page 147 of "Postage Stamps of Lithuania" handbook (EC10s)
E
Catalog #C10E
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #6184
LITHUANIA Air Post
1921 80c vertical pair imperf. between, also 2aik variety imperf. at right, h.r., the former with creases, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #C11a,13var
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #6185
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 Issues, complete sets, used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Kaunas (29 Sep) to Berlin, fine-v.f., with transit and arrival pmks
Envelope
Catalog #C15-20
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #6186
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 Plane over Kaunas, triangle, imperforate trial color proofs without overprint, 1L (three), 5L (two), v.f., signed Bloch etc., rare (Lithuanian Handbook PC15,a,b,17,a)
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Catalog #C15,17P
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #6187
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 1auk brown & carmine, imperf. sheet margin single (position 100), v.f., signed Stolow and Matuzas, only 108 printed
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Catalog #C15a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #6188
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 1auk brown & carmine, imperf. tete-beche pair, disturbed gum (album page adhesions), v.f., only 108 printed
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Catalog #C15a
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #6189
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 1auk brown & carmine, variety imperf. at bottom, h.r., v.f.
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Catalog #C15var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #6190
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 3auk violet & green, vertical tete-beche pair, imperf. between, n.h., v.f., only 50 printed
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Catalog #C16var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #6191
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 10auk imperf. and gummed trial color proofs, selection of eight different, v.f.
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Catalog #C20P
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #6192
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 surcharges, complete set of eleven, used in 1924 on flown cover from Kaunas to Libau, filing fold away from the stamps, otherwise fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #C21-31
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #6193
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 20c on 2auk, block of nine, middle stamp without "cent.", h.r. at top, error n.h., v.f., signed Irwin Heiman
Box *
Catalog #C26a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #6194
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 25c on 2auk, 50c on 5auk (two) inverted surcharges, 30c on 4auk triple surcharge, 1L on 5auk double surcharge, fine-v.f. lot
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Catalog #C27a/31a
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #6195
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 25c on 2auk and 50c on 10auk, each with inverted surcharge, used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Kaunas (25 Sep 1924) to Berlin, filing fold away from the stamps, some toning, otherwise fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #C27a,C30a
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #6196
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 50c on 5auk horizontal pair, right stamp without surcharge, left stamp small faults, rare
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Catalog #C29var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #6197
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 50c on 10auk, surcharge inverted, bottom sheet margin, gutter block of four, used on registered cover from Kaunas (17 Nov) to Danzig, filing fold away from the stamps, fine and rare usage, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #C30a
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #6198
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 20c imperf. essays in smaller size, three different including 20c yellow, slate gray, orange red, v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC32,32b,32f)
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Catalog #C32E
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #6199
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 20c yellow, without watermark, h.r., fine, signed Kessler, only 200 printed (Mi.220Y)
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Catalog #C32var
Catalog Value €500
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #6200
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 20c yellow, without watermark, used, fine and very rare stamp, signed Diena (Mi.220Y)
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Catalog #C32var
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #6201
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 20c yellow, without watermark, used with additional franking on registered cover from Raseiniai (23.5.25) to Germany, with Leipzig arrival pmk on back. The stamp has been lifted for inspection (signed Herbert Bloch) and re-hinged in place, v.f. As such, this is believed to be one of only two (!) known covers bearing this rare stamp (of which only 200 were issued). The unwatermarked varieties of 20c (also of 60c) occurred because of a defective process in the manufacture of the watermarked paper. Only a small section of some of the sheets had the watermark fading out. It has been established that there is always a trace of the watermarks, although they may be impossible to detect (Mi.220Y)
Envelope
Catalog #C32var
Unsold
Lot #6202
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 40c green, vertical pair imperf. between, h.r. at top, v.f.
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Catalog #C33var
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6203
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 40c green, horizontal pair imperf. between, fine
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Catalog #C33var
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #6204
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 40c green, variety imperf. at bottom, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #C33var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #6205
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 40c vertical pair imperf. between, also 60c horizontal pair imperf. between, used with additional franking on registered and flown cover from Kaunas (25 Oct) to Switzerland, v.f., with Luzern arrival pmk, rare
Envelope
Catalog #C33a,34var
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #6206
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 60c rose, without watermark, bottom sheet margin single, h.r., v.f., signed Champion, Sanabria etc. (Mi.222Y)
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Catalog #C34var
Catalog Value €450
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #6207
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 60c rose, without watermark, left sheet margin example, used, short perfs at right, otherwise fine, signed Irwin Heiman (Mi.222Y)
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Catalog #C34var
Catalog Value €450
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #6208
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, perforated and gummed essays, 20c yellow green, gray green and brown, set of three, h.r., fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC36,36a,36b)
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Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6209
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, perf. and mperforate essays with gum, value tablet blank, 20c brown, set of two, h.r., v.f., rare (Lithuanian Handbook EC36h,36i)
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Unsold
Lot #6210
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, imperforate essays without gum, 20c gray green and brown, set of two, v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC36c,36d)
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Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #6211
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, perforated and gummed essays, value tablet blank, 20c yellow green, gray green and brown, set of three, h.r., fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC36e,36f,36g)
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Unsold
Lot #6212
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, set of three vertical pairs imperf. between, h.r., few minor thin spots, mostly v.f.
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Catalog #C37a-39a
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6213
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, set of three horizontal pairs imperf. between, h.r., few minor flaws, mostly v.f.
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Catalog #C37a-39a
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #6214
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow carrying a letter, 60c blue & black, center inverted, bottom sheet margin single, n.h., v.f. (Mi.245K)
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Catalog #C39c
Catalog Value €300
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #6215
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow carrying a letter, 60c blue & black, center inverted, block of four, lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps n.h., tiny marginal reinforcement, v.f., with handstamped guarantee marks, rare block (Mi.245K)
Box */**
Catalog #C39c
Catalog Value €1,200
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #6216
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 60c blue & black, center inverted, used with additional franking on both sides of a registered and flown cover from Kaunas (30.9.27) to Liverpool, one 40c stamp defective, otherwise v.f., with arrival pmk. A rarity on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C39c
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #6217
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, 60c center inverted, with "Cietuva" (for "Lietuva") variety, h.r., v.f., signed Lissiuk, Stolow etc., rare (Lithuanian Handbook C38h)
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Catalog #C39c,var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #6218
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, 60c variety double paper, also two horizontal strips of three, showing "Cietuva" (for "Lietuva"), defective "I" and "E", plus single with defective "60" at upper right, fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C38f,g,j,k,m)
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Catalog #C39var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #6219
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 essays, selection of eight different perforated (five value tablets blank), with or without gum, v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC39-39g)
E
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #6220
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 essays, imperforate horizontal pair in gray violet (value tablets blank), v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook EC39h)
E
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #6221
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 Grand Duke Vytautas 500th Anniversary Issue, complete set of seven used on registered and flown cover from Kaunas (31 July) to Hamburg, with transit and arrival pmks (Aug 1,1930)
Envelope
Catalog #C40-46
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #6222
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 Tubelis, 5c black & brown, selection of seven varieties including slightly double center, background colors shifted, ochre color omitted, black instead of brown, yellow instead of bistre, plus offset of center on back, fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C39a,b,c,d,f)
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Catalog #C40var
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #6223
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 Tubelis, 10c dark blue & gray black, selection of six known varieties including double center, background colors and center shifted, plus offset of center and of frame on back, fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C40a,b,c,d,e,f)
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Catalog #C41var
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #6224
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 Tubelis, 15c maroon & gray blue, selection of six known including double center, double and shifted background colors, center shifted, light maroon, plus offset of frame on back, fine-v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C41a,b,c,d,e,f)
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Catalog #C42var
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #6225
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 20c varieties, three different including imperf. at right; magenta instead of orange, center shifted to bottom ("no river"), l.h. or n.h., v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C42a,b,c)
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Catalog #C43var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #6226
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 40c varieties, three different including center double, center shifted, also violet omitted, l.h. or n.h., v.f. (Lithuanian Handbook C43a,c,d)
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Catalog #C44var
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #6227
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 60c green, black, horizontal pair imperf. between, l.h., v.f., with handstamped guarantee mark (Lithuanian Handbook C44a)
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Catalog #C45var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #6228
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 1L brown red, lilac, black, variety missing planes (gray lilac omitted), n.h., v.f., rare (Lithuanian Handbook C45c)
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Catalog #C46var
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #6229
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 1L brown red, lilac, black, transposed heads, bottom sheet corner margin se-tenant block of four, n.h., v.f., with handstamped guarantee marks (Mi.313+313I)
Box **
Catalog #C46var
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #6230
LITHUANIA Air Post
1930 Grand Duke Vytautas, 1L dull red, lilac & black, two copies, one with transposed heads (defective), used in 1931 on locally addressed Panevezys cover, with arrival pmk, rare
Envelope
Catalog #C46var
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #6231
LITHUANIA Air Post
1932 Triangles, perf. and imperf. sets of blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C47-54
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6232
LITHUANIA Air Post
1932 Triangles, complete set of eight used on registered and flown cover from Klaipeda (25 July) to Dresden, with transit and arrival pmks (26 July)
Envelope
Catalog #C47-54
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #6233
LITHUANIA Air Post
1932 Triangles, perf. and imperf. sets of blocks of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C55-62
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6234
LITHUANIA Air Post
1932 Triangles, perf. and imperf. sets of eight, used on two separate covers addressed to Riga, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C55-62
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #6235
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 First Transatlantic Flight New York-Kaunas by Capt. Steponas Darius and Lt. Stasys Girenas, a partly printed four page "Transatlantic Flight Fund" - a Fund Raising letter (text in Lithuanian) sponsored by the Metropolitan State Bank, Chicago, Ill.,, signed by both pilots, fine and rare collateral document
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #6236
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 rare original photograph of the Committee of Greater New York sponsoring the Darius-Girenas Transatlantic flight, in front of the orange Belanca plane "Lituanica" at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York, taken a week before the take-off on July 15th (at extreme left is A.Mazeika, who initiated the issuance of the special flight benefitting stamps; both pilots are to the right or left of the plane at center)
Unsold
Lot #6237
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Darius-Girenas overprinted on five triangles, complete set of five, h.r., v.f., signed Bloch. Only 500 printed (Mi.343-47)
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Catalog #C58-62var
Catalog Value €500
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #6238
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 (November 14) Darius-Girenas Memorial overprinted Issue. A two-line circular inscription in green within a double circle reads: "Lituanicos Laimejimas Tegul Stiprina Lietuvos Sunu Dvasia Naujiems Zygiams" (May Lituanica's Victory Inspire the Sons of Lithuania to New Ventures), the complete set of five (four reconstructed to show the complete overprint), h.r., fine-v.f. only 100 printed (after the crash, the Consul General of Lithuania in New York requested that the remained of the unsold stamps (100 sets) be again overprinted to memorialize the aviators, with proceeds to be used for erecting a monument in their honor (Lithuanian Handbook CA6-10)
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Catalog #C58-62var
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #6239
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 proof of the two-line circular inscription in black within a double circle reads ("Lituanicos Laimejimas Tegul Stiprina Lietuvos Sunu Dvasia Naujiems Zygiams" or "May Lituanica's Victory Inspire the Sons of Lithuania to New Ventures"), dated and initialed on back, fine and very rare
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Catalog #C58-62var
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #6240
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Darius-Girenas overprinted on 5c, 10c and 15 triangles, perf. and imperf. blocks of four, unauthorized trial overprints (prepared by the Secretary Anthony Mazeikas from a different plate and not considered as genuine or part of the authorized issue), n.h., v.f. Sold as is
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Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #6241
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Darius-Girenas overprinted on 20c, 40c, 1L and 2L, unauthorized trial overprints (from a different plate), one inverted and displaced, h.r., fine-v.f. Sold as is
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Catalog #C58/62
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #6242
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Berlin-Kaunas-Moscow Air Service, perf. and imperf. sets of eight, used on two separate registered covers, used locally in Kaunas, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C63-70
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #6243
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Triangles, perforated blocks of 10, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C71-76
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #6244
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 Triangles, imperf. sheet corner margin blocks of 10, n.h., fine-v.f.
Box **
Catalog #C71-76
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #6245
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 5c, 10c, 40c, 60c, 1L and 2L set of six imperf. sheetlets, each position 100 (printed in reverse), n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #C71/78
Unsold
Lot #6246
LITHUANIA Air Post
1933 For the Benefit of Orphans, perf. and imperf. sets of eight, used on two separate registered and flown covers to Berlin, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C71-78
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #6247
LITHUANIA Air Post
1934 Darius and Girenas memorial issue, sheets of 100, folded between stamps, n.h., fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #C79-84
Catalog Value $535
Unsold
Lot #6248
LITHUANIA Air Post
1934 20c and 60c, mounted on piece and signed across by artist D.Tarabildaite, also 40c mounted on card and signed by artist Juozas Gaucas, fine-v.f.
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Catalog #C79-81
Unsold
Lot #6249
LITHUANIA Air Post
1935 (September) Lituanica II New York to Kaunas Flight Issue, overprinted in red "Oro Pastas Lituanica 1934 New York-Kaunas" on 50c brown olive, green, imperf. horizontal pair, h.r., v.f., with handstamped guarantee (see note in Scott's following No.259)
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Catalog Value $400
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #6250
LITHUANIA Air Post
1935 F.Vaitkus commemorative issue, 40c carmine rose & blue, overprinted in black "F.Vaitkus Nugalejo Atlanta 21-22-IV-1935" (F.Vaitkus conquered the Atlantic), top sheet margin single, l.h., v.f., with handstamped guarantee (Mi.404)
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Catalog #C80var
Catalog Value €500
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #6251
LITHUANIA Air Post
1935 F.Vaitkus commemorative issue, 40c carmine rose & blue, overprinted in black "F.Vaitkus Nugalejo Atlanta 21-22-IV-1935" (F.Vaitkus Conquered the Atlantic), block of 12 (4x3), n.h., folded between stamps, slight wrinkles and gum creases, still fine-v.f., with handstamped guarantee marks. Of the total 2,100 issued, 450 were sent to members of the UPU; 100 were presented as gifts to officials; 300 were sold at the Kaunas Central Post Office (for a few hours); 400 were affixed on covers for the return flight to the United States, The remainder were sold by the Aero Club of Lithuania for 25 Litas each, the proceeds to be used for the promotion of aviation. Needless to say, many were lost during the war. Multiples are scarce, this being one of the largest known (Mi.404)
Box **
Catalog #C80var
Catalog Value €4,800
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #6252
LITHUANIA Air Post
1935 Vaitkus commemorative issue, 40c carmine rose & blue, overprinted in black "F.Vaitkus Nugalejo Atlanta 21-22-IV-1935" (F.Vaitkus Conquered the Atlantic), used, v.f., signed Irwin Heiman, with handstamped guarantee (Mi.404)
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Catalog #C80var
Catalog Value €500
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #6253
LITHUANIA Air Post
1936 30c original pencil sketch of an air post stamp commemorative the Trans-Atlantic Flight by Felix Vaitkus, submitted by artist Juozas Gaucas and approved, but never printed, dated and signed, unique (illustrated in the Lithuanian Handbook on page 139)
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Price Realized
$2,000.00

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