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Lots 559 - 583,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
559  SC #PK25
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, proof for postal stationery card of 4k in red, names of artist (Lancere) and engraver (Lundin) printed at the bottom of stamp, produced on a thin card, size 140x90mm, VF and very rare
950.00 
 
560  1

Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with enlarged margin at the top, watermark numeral "1", tied on a piece with crayon cross and straight line Kishinev pre-philatelic marking, mostly VF and scarce cancellation
140.00 
 
561  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with watermark numeral "1", cancelled on a piece, tied by boxed Odessa "20.May.1858" ds, narrow margin at the top with appropriate margins at three other sides, fine item
140.00 
 
562  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins imperforated single with watermark numeral "1", overinked top left corner variety (no white space between outer frame and value tablet), tied by Riga "25.Mar.185(8)" date stamp, fresh and VF
240.00 
 
563 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral watermark "1", fresh unblemished colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2014), C.v. $4,400
1400.00 
 
564    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral watermark "1", used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Parnu, red boxed St. Petersburg ds is alongside, backstamped, usual fold, mostly VF
140.00 
 
565    2
1858, folded letter from Odessa to Mariupol, franked by 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on watermarked "1" paper, tied by "6" inside dotted oval cancellation, Odessa boxed marking on reverse, F/VF
140.00 
 
566  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral watermark "2", neat Novorossiysk cancellation, fresh quality, mostly VF, C.v. $1,600
375.00 
 
567  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
325.00 
 
568  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on very thick (0.13mm) paper with numeral watermark "3", excellent centering and perforation, unblemished colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare in such premium quality, C.v. $18,500
6500.00 
 
569  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral watermark "3", neat date stamp cancellation of 1870, nice and well centered, VF, C.v. $2,750
550.00 
 
570  5
1864, Epreuve de Timbre - Proba, imperforated proof for Paris Exhibition of 1k in black, printed on white paper without watermark, balanced margins, no gum as produced, VF
240.00 
 
571    5
1862, entire wrapper addressed to the Chancellery of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (wife of Emperor Alexander II), sent from Verkhne-Uralsk, franked by 10k brown and blue with perforation 12 1/2, tied by "296" inside rectangle dotted cancellation, roughly opened, mainly VF
95.00 
 
572  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, very fresh single with intact perforation, full OG, LH, F/VF, C.v. $1,100
275.00 
 
573  9
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, perfect quality in every respect, full OG, light trace of hinge mark, VF and scarce in such state of preservation, C.v. $1,000
375.00 
 
574  11 var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, engrave retouched at the bottom left of "Cena" variety, position 46, full OG, LH, VF
140.00 
 
575  14
1865, 5k black and lilac, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on very thick (0.11mm) paper without watermark, choice stamp, large part of OG, VF
95.00 
 
576  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, absolutely fabulous example, full OG, NH, but slightly uneven gum at the bottom left, VF and scarce so nice, C.v. $2,750++
750.00 
 
577  18
1865, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice and very fresh single, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce in premium condition, C.v. $1,950
475.00 
 
578 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, four values with sheet margins, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
579 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six in sheet margin blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
950.00 
 
580  20c
1870, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
95.00 
 
581  20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, unblemished colors and intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF and scarce in such condition, C.v. $1,000
325.00 
 
582  20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, nicely centered and very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce in premium quality, C.v. $1,000
325.00 
 
583  22a
1866, 5k black and gray, error of color, printed on horizontally laid paper, excellent quality single, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
140.00