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Lots 559 - 583,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #73, May 19, 2017. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
559    75
1916, PPC from Kharkov to Verny (now Almaty), franked by 3k red, tied by machine Kharkov cancellation, Verny "2.8.16" arrival ds, VF
115.00
560 **   79 var
1915-17, 10k dark blue, printed on gum side variety, vertical varnish lines on ungummed face, nice stamp in every respect, NH, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #100(2) var
sold
561  81c
1912-16, 15k brown lilac and (blue), vertical varnish lines, blue center is completely omitted (no albino impression), full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #102 Ta
170.00
562 **   81 var
1917, 15k red lilac and blue, vertical varnish lines, top right corner sheet margin block of nine, inverted offset of blue center, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
345.00
563  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines on the face, fresh quality, full OG, LH, VF
230.00
564  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines on the face, top sheet margin block of four, perfect condition, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF
1150.00
565 **   82b
1917, 20k blue and carmine, omitted background variety, complete pane of 25, slight fold on the left, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #103 var
sold
566 **/*   82-83, 86 var
1912-17, 20k, two of 25k and 70k, offset of frame, shifted offset of center and double center varieties, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
115.00
567 **   83 var
1912-16, 25k green and violet, vertical varnish lines, double impression of frame (green color), full OG, NH, VF, SC #104 Td
sold
568 **   87a var
1908-11, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom with watermark "wavy lines" on margin, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #108(1) var
170.00
569 **/*   89, 92 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2k green, vertical and horizontal pairs, 7k brown, horizontal pair, each pair with double perforation between stamps, strong and firm, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of 2k), VF
170.00
570 **   90 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k rose red, top left corner sheet margin block of four, double horizontal perforation between stamps, full OG, NH (hinged at the top margin), VF, SC #111 var
115.00
571  92a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins, very slight toning, fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, SC #113 Pa
690.00
572  92b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, imperforated single with double impression, nice margins, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #113 Ta
460.00
573  96
1913, Alexander I, proof of central vignette in olive green for 20k denomination, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, size 48x77mm, unfinished design (unclear oval), no gum as produced, VF, ex-N. Epstein
sold
574    103
1918, Romanov Dynasty stamp of 3r dark violet used on reverse of registered cover from Moscow to Switzerland, Moscow and Swiss censorship, arrival ds, VF and very rare franking
1150.00
575  104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, right sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, placed vertically initials "Obrazets", full OG, NH or LH, VF and rare, SC #125
sold
576    104
1916, insured (value declare of 3,500rub) cover from Moscow to France, franked on reverse by three stamps, including Romanov Dynasty 5r brown, Moscow censorship marking, arrival ds, wax seals, mostly VF and extremely rare
1150.00
577  105 var
1915-17, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 10k dark blue, two singles, one of which with portrait obliterated by small white hooks (1917), the other one with unclear portrait seems to be overinked, first oe with slight wearing on reverse, no gum as issued, VF and a spectacular items, SC #C1 var
sold
578 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 15k orange brown, a single of pale shade, resulting in the portrait is almost invisible, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce, SC #C2 var
115.00
579    106
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 15k orange brown, used on registered cover from Petrograd to London together with 5k claret, Russian censorship tape and markings, arrival ds, wax seal removed, minor wear, F/VF, real commercial usage of money-stamps was illegal and therefore very scarce
230.00
580 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, significantly overinked single with portrait almost invisible, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
sold
581 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, block of four with horizontal perforation strongly misplaced and straight edges at the top and bottom, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #3 var
115.00
582 **/*   108, c
1917, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, two singles, one has double center, the other one with misplaced center, full OG, NH or LH, fine centering, SC #134 var
115.00
583  109 var
1917, 10r carmine, yellow and light gray, a single with "V" label on the left, strongly misplaced perforation, full OG, LH, VF and a spectacular item, SC #135(2) var
sold