The remarkable Kaunas collection of Lithuania (1918-1941) with many rare and unique items goes up for sale at Cherrystone in New York on May 14, 2013.
LITHUANIA First Vilnius Issue 1918, 10sk, horizontal pair imperforate between, one of only 3-4 known.
LITHUANIA First Kaunuas Issue 1919 15sk black, sheet of 20, error “5” instead of “15” (position 16), Only 13 (!) known, ex-Matuzas, where is realized $3,450 (!)
LITHUANIA Second Anniversary of Independence Issue 1920 10sk brown, 30sk purple, violet and brown imperf. plate proofs on woven paper, also two black proofs.
LITHUANIA National Assembly Special Issue 1920 in blocks of four. Only a few sets of blocks exist.
LITHUANIA Air Post Air Post 1921 Allegory of Flight, unadapted design 20sk (four) and 40sk (one), various colors, imperforate essays.
LITHUANIA Air Post Air Post 1922 30c on 4auk, carmine surcharge triple.
LITHUANIA “De Jure” Issue 1922 8auk ultramarine & bistre, imperforate corner sheet margin block of four.
LITHUANIA Klaipeda – Memel Issue 1923 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, 1L, 2L and 5L, seven different imperforate pairs.
LITHUANIA Supplementary Definitive Issues 1923 25c blue, watermarked wH intersecting mesh, top sheet margin block of four (Mi 215).
LITHUANIA Air Post Air Post 1924 60c rose, without watermark, block of four.
LITHUANIA Air Post 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. block of four signed “Lt. Felix Vaitkus 6-30-36”
LITHUANIA Air Post 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.