Russian Local Post (Zemstvo); U.S. & Worldwide Stamps
February 8, 2012 and February 22-23, 2012

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Lot #3224
LITHUANIA Air Post
1920-40 collection formed by Jonas Grigaliunas (co-author along with Charles Matuzas, Joseph Mulevich and Steve Ivanauskas of the "Postage Stamps of Lithuania"), mounted old-fashion style on 62 pages, with hundreds of used and unused exhibitable stamps, proofs and essays, errors and varieties (as listed in the handbook), plus 33 covers and cards. Highlights include 1920 issue, selection of 27 imperf. plate proofs in various colors; 1921 Allegory of Flight proofs (total of 39 including an incredible total of nine se-tenant pairs with reversed inscriptions), also unadapted essays (nine different, plus a sheetlet of six); 1922 Triangles, with shifted and omitted overprints, imperf. varieties, proofs (4); 1922 imperf. trial color proofs (6); surcharges with different varieties; 1924 six different proofs, numerous horizontal and vertical pairs imperf. Between, both used and unused; 20c yellow unwatermarked; 60c rose unwatermarked (single and block of four); imperf. Essays in smaller size (10 different); 1926 Swa
Envelope *O
Price Realized
$45,000.00

Lot #3225
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 1auk green and red, light green and red, two distinct shades, imperforate blocks of four, v.f.,
Box ***
Catalog #C5a
Catalog Value $360
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #3226
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 3L violet and green, "Zenklas" shifted leaving "Isteigimas" uncovered, l.h., v.f., signed Matuzas (Handbook C16d)
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Catalog #C16var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #3227
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 5L ultramarine and yellow, perf. 11, variety "with yellow arcs" (under "Auks"), also overprint shifted, n.h., v.f. (Handbook C17d)
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Catalog #C17var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #3228
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 5L ultramarine and yellow, perf. 11 1/2, variety "with yellow arcs" (under "Auks"), horizontal sheet margin tete-beche pair, n.h., v.f., signed Matuzas (Handbook C17j)
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Catalog #C17var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #3229
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 5L ultramarine and yellow, perf. 11, variety overprint offset on back, sheet margin single, n.h., v.f., signed Matuzas (Handbook C17m)
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Catalog #C17var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #3230
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 5L ultramarine and yellow, blue frame printed on both sides, sheet margin tete-beche block of six, n.h., v.f., striking and rare variety (Handbook C17b)
Box **
Catalog #C17var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #3231
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 surcharges, blocks of four (1L on 5auk triangular shape), basic stamps perf. 11 or 11 1/2, couple of tiny hinge specks, mostly n.h., fine-v.f.
Box ***
Catalog #C21-31
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #3232
LITHUANIA Air Post
1922 10c on 60sk green, vertical sheet margin pair, double perforations at right, top stamp surcharge omitted, h.r., creased in margin, stamps v.f., signed Matuzas
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Catalog #C23var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #3233
LITHUANIA Air Post
1924 20c yellow, unwatermarked variety, fine used. Only 200 issued, listed but unpriced used (Mi.220Y)
Catalog #C32var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #3234
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow Carrying a letter, 40c and 60c vertical pairs imperf. between, h.r., v.f.
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Catalog #C38a,38a
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #3235
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow carrying a letter, 60c blue & black, center inverted, l.h., v.f., signed Richter (Mi.245K)
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Catalog #C39c
Catalog Value €300
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #3236
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 60c blue and black, center inverted and shifted, h.r., v.f. (Mi.245K)
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Catalog #C39c
Catalog Value €300
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #3237
LITHUANIA Air Post
1926 Swallow carrying a letter, 60c blue & black, center inverted, block of four, sheet margin at left, l.h., hinge strengthening between stamps, one with small gum skip, v.f., signed Matuzas. One of only 3-4 known blocks of four with the error (Mi.245K)
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Catalog #C39c
Catalog Value €1,200
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #3238
LITHUANIA Air Post
1935 50c imperf. block of four, red "Oro Pastas Lituanica 1935 New York - Kaunas" overprint, v.f., rare
Box
Price Realized
$1,600.00

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