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Lots 1470 - 1526,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #77, March 02, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
1470    Venets #II.22, 27, 32 var
Stationery items 1866-75, group of six stationery envelopes 10k brown, four with indicia on the left and two - on the right, one has minor soiling, fresh quality, unused, VF
75.00 
 
1471  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with cleat margin at the bottom left and balanced otherwise, watermark numeral "1", pen-cross cancellation, fresh condition, F/VF, SC #1
140.00 
 
1472  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, well margined imperforated single, enlarged on the left and at the bottom, watermark numeral "1", large part of Tambov pre-philatelic cancellation, VF, SC #1
190.00 
 
1473    1
1858, imperforated single of 10k brown and blue with ample to large margins used on entire letter from Samara (Feb. 12) to Saratov, pen-cross cancellation with additional pre-philatelic Samara postmark, Saratov arrival (Feb. 15) double circle ds partially placed over the stamp, reversal repaired tear from opening, still fresh and VF
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1500.00 
 
1474    1
1858, entire wrapper from Tauroggen to St. Petersburg, franked by 10k brown and blue, very well margined imperforated single, tied by "9" inside oval dotted cancellation, blue merchant seal is alongside and two-line pre-philatelic Tauroggen "18. October. 1858" date stamp, great quality exhibition item, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate stated: "Selten Schoene Erhaltung eines Briefes mit Russland Nr.1", ex-Faberge
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2500.00 
 
1475  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick watermarked paper with numeral "2", tied by "104" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Byelostok), nice condition in very respect, VF, APEX certificate, SC #3
425.00 
 
1476  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "2", large part of "Nizhegor: Iarm." (N. Novgorod Trade Fair) cancellation, minor perf irregularities at the top, still unblemished colors, fresh, VF and extremely rare early N. Novgorod Yarmarka cancel especially on No.3
475.00 
 
1477  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, some faults mentioned, still fresh condition, unused, no gum, VF appearance
190.00 
 
1478 (*)   4
1858, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "3", slight foxing, unused, no gum, F/VF, owner's hs is visible on the face
700.00 
 
1479  4
1858, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, thick paper with numeral "3" watermark, "383" (Wesenberg, Estland Gov., now Rakvere) inside rectangular dotted cancellation, fresh colors and intact perforation, VF, SC #4
750.00 
 
1480  5-7
1864, 1k black and yellow, 3k black and green and 5k black and lilac, complete set of three with perforation 12 1/2, fresh condition, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF and scarce in premium quality, SC #8- 10
950.00 
 
1481  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, nicely centered with intact perforation, full OG, hinged, VF, SC #8
70.00 
 
1482  5
1864, Epreuve de Timbre, imperforated proof for Paris Exhibition of 1k in black, printed on paper without watermark, no gum as issued, fresh and VF
250.00 
 
1483 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
190.00 
 
1484    9, 12, 22
1869, five stamps, including 20k with perforation 12 1/2, three stamps of 1k on paper without watermark and 5k on horizontally laid paper, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseille, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF, an interesting postal history item bearing mixed franking of three issues, ex-Liphschutz
700.00 
 
1485 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, flawless quality item, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
150.00 
 
1486 **   26, var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin horizontal gutter pair, right stamp with breaks in circle of lower right value tablet, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29, var
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90.00 
 
1487  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, partially omitted outer frame on the left, with additional break in circle of the right value tablet, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare plate error
140.00 
 
1488    28
1878, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on cover from Sidorovichy Postal Station (Mogilev Gub.) to St. Petersburg, tied by two-line date stamp, arrival ds on reverse, VF and interesting late usage of pre-philatelic marking, ex-Faberge
100.00 
 
1489 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k stamp, excellent quality, full OG, NH, VF
150.00 
 
1490 **   35a
1884-88, 7k blue, right sheet margin imperforated single, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and rare never hinged, SC #38 Pa
500.00 
 
1491  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF centering, SC #42-43
400.00 
 
1492  39-40
1890's, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, imperforated forgeries Fournier neatly mounted on small pieces, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin singles, handstamped "Faux", fresh, VF and nice reference lot
95.00 
 
1493    46/49, 56
1902, registered cover from St. Petersburg to Boston, franked on reverse by six values - five on horizontally and one (2k) on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, mostly VF
95.00 
 
1494 **/*   47 var, 60a
1892-1902, 2k green on horizontally laid paper, background is strongly shifted to the bottom left (LH), in addition 10k dark blue on vertically laid paper, block of six with inverted background (NH, but with slight toning),both with full OG, VF appearance, SC #45 var, 76 Tc
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95.00 
 
1495 **   47a
1889-92, 2k yellow green, bottom sheet margin imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh quality, full OG, light trace of hinge, VF, expertized by Dr. P. Jemtschoujin, SC #58 Pa
275.00 
 
1496  51
1889, die proof of 14k in blue and rose, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, fitted for actual stamp size with short margin at the top, creased, still fresh and collectible quality item, no gum as produced, F/VF appearance, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #62
140.00 
 
1497  53-54
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, 7.50r black and yellow, set of two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #64-65
95.00 
 
1498  59b
1902, 7k blue, horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, nice margins, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #70 Pa
450.00 
 
1499 **   68a
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 11 1/2, top right corner sheet margin block of four printed on vertically laid paper, control inscription in orange reads:"A 04 A", perfect condition, full OG, NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps), VF and very rare multiple, SC #80A
4750.00 
 
1500 **/*   69
1902, 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin block of four, control marking "A 04 B" at the top, full OG, NH or VLH (bottom left stamp), VF, SC #73
250.00 
 
1501  70 var
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, strong shift of black color to the top right, causing Eagle shifted to the bottom left, slight diagonal paper bend, full OG, LH, fine and a spectacular error, SC #74 Pc
95.00 
 
1502  71 var
1905, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, SC #92 var
400.00 
 
1503  79
1908, perforated plate proof of 10k in light blue, changed design of the center oval and curls of the top ribbon, right sheet margin single, very fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare on paper with gum and varnish lozenges, expertized by Z. Mikulski and Romeko, Z. Mikulski certificate stated: "Mit Gimmi die Marke sehr selten...", SC #100
500.00 
 
1504 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, double impression, one is albino on reverse, but with offset on face, top sheet margin horizontal pair, lightly folded between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and absolutely gorgeous piece, SC #102
275.00 
 
1505 **/*   82-83, 86 var
1912-17, 20k, two of 25k and 70k, two stamps with offset of frame, shifted offset of center and double center varieties, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
95.00 
 
1506 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, SC #109-25
250.00 
 
1507 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 15k in pale brown, color variety causing by ink shortage, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C2
70.00 
 
1508 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, block of four with spectacular shift of horizontal perforation, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
90.00 
 
1509  107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated single with additional inverted offset on the face, no gum as produced, VLH, VF, SC #C3 Pa var
95.00 
 
1510 **   107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated block of four with double impression, no gum as produced, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #C3 Pa var
275.00 
 
1511 **/*   108-09, 108b
1915-18, 5r and 10r, two blocks of four (5r with perforation 12 1/2) and a single, each item with offset of frame or center on gum side, one stamp of 10r with slight crease, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp), VF, SC #134-35, 134A var
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95.00 
 
1512 **   109d
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, inverted yellow background variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #135 var
240.00 
 
1513 **   112-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1(k)/1k-2(k)/2k, 1k-3k, complete set of five values, no gum as issued, NH, VF
45.00 
 
1514 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-6
190.00 
 
1515    117
1917, mixed franking incoming cover from Walthamstow (East London) to Kiev, franked by 2p blue, censored in England, received, but undelivered as addressed on August 26, three months after uprated with a pair of black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, paid for forwarding to Novocherkassk, red two-line Kiev marking "Taken from Mailbox. 5 December" on reverse, address bureau note was applied upon arrival, all appropriate markings and arrival ds (12.12.), F/VF and scarce well-traveled item across revolutionary Russia
240.00 
 
1516 **   87gk
1919, 1r brown orange and pale brown, horizontal varnish lines, double impression of the center, top sheet margin horizontal pair, minor marginal gum wrinkles, full OG, NH, VF, SC #R07 var
70.00 
 
1517    

Ship Mail

1846, Entire bill of loading for package addressed to Russian Academy of Sciences, sent from London on June 2, 1846, delivered by steamship "Victory" to Kronstadt, where three-line pre-philatelic"Kronstadt. Parakhod. 30 May. 1846" (Julian calendar) date stamp was applied, St. Petersburg next day boxed receiver, mounted on page from the Dr. Casey Collection, VF and scarce
375.00 
 
1518    
1851, Entire wrapper of pre-philatelic unpaid letter, delivered by a steamship from Lisbon via London and Ostend, addressed to Parnu, Riga boxed transit and Parnu double circle receiver, mounted on page from the Dr. Casey Collection with detailed explanation of postal rate, mostly VF
140.00 
 
1519    
1886, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent on June 25 from Kerch-Enikol (Crimea Peninsula) to Veisenshtein (now Estonia), posted onto steamship "Kerch-Taganrog" and then was handled by eight(!) different TPO, delivered to Veisenshtein on July 4, envelope was opened for display and all markings shown, mounted on page from the Dr. Casey Collection, mostly VF and very rare item
475.00 
 
1520    
1907, stationery postcard 4k red to Tsuruga, written in Japanese, tied by Tsuruga ds and boxed "Paquebot" marking upon arrival, mostly VF
140.00 
 
1521    
1908, postal stationery card 4k red, addressed to Kobe, written in Japanese, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Company, tied with black oval letter "d" marking, Tsuruga transit and Kobe arrival ds, VF
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275.00 
 
1522    
1910, cover addressed to Switzerland, franked by 10k light blue, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Nikolayevsk", tied with oval steamship ds, receiver is on reverse, VF and scarce, S. Sismondo certificate
375.00 
 
1523    
1910, PPC from Chernyayevo (Amur Gub.) to Blagoveschensk, franked by 3k red, delivered with a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Sretensk", all appropriate markings, slightly rounded corners, mostly VF
240.00 
 
1524  D  76

Religious Correspondences

1911, entire journal "Kostroma Eparchy News" sent by mail to a local parish and addressed to priest Schukin, franked by 4k rose carmine, all appropriate markings, insignificant folds, but very good state of preservation, VF
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140.00 
 
1525   Mi U33A

Military Mailings
Field Post on Manoeuvres

1902, stationery envelope 7k blue, bearing two different boxed three-line markings "Field Post on Manoeuvres. Main Field Post Office" on reverse in violet and in light red on front, posted from St. Petersburg to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
275.00 
 
1526    

Errors of Russian Imperial Devices
Exhibition Style Collection

1863-1914, 29 postal history items and two loose stamps, each one bearing error date stamp cancellation, inverted or rotated central part of the device, mirrored or inverted dates, months or years, profusely described on pages, nice condition overall, mostly VF and rarely offered material for real philatelic gourmet
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
950.00