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Lots 584 - 610,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #73, May 19, 2017. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Net Price
584 **/*   109 imp
1917, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, imperforated block of four, 2mm scissors' separation on the right, full OG, NH (top right stamp) or previously hinged, VF and rare multiple, imperforated stamps of 10r in carmine lake shade had never been issued, presented block came from a sheet erroneously remained partly or completely not perforated, SC #135(2) imp
585 **   114-15
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k orange and 2k green, two stamps in top left corner margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-5
586 **   117 var
1917, black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, vertical pair, top stamp without surcharge, bottom one with surcharge shifted upward, full OG, NH, VF, Romeko guarantee hs, SC #138 var
587  117a
1917, inverted black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, fresh condition, full OG, LH, VF, SC #138 Ta
588  117b, var
1917, black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, two stamps, one of which with double surcharge, the other with strongly misplaced surcharge, full OG, VLH (first one appears NH), VF, SC #138 Tb, Td
589 **   117 var
1917, double (one inverted) black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #138 Tc
590    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, then three months later it was 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
591  120/30
1917, 2k-70k, eight horizontal imperforated strips of five, each one with a part of black overprint "Obrazets", including 4k, 15k, 20k, 25k, 50k and 70k, full OG, NH, VF and guaranteed genuine extremely rare group from the Postal Archives
592 **   131, a/f
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, eight imperforated blocks of four, nine or ten and horizontal gutter pair, representing double center, double background, inverted background, offsets and etc., fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #152 Tb/Tg
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593 **   135
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, bottom margin horizontal pair with "V" labels at sides, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item, expertized by L. Hovest, SC #156
594 **/*   135 var
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, imperforated block of four, background is shifted to the top on the face and additionally printed on gum side, full OG, NH (bottom stamps) or LH, VF

The Last Day of Empire

February 27, 1917, stationery postcard 3k red, sent from Moscow to Paris on the day of February Revolt, Russian censorship marking, upon arrival uprated by French Postage Due stamp of 5c blue, all appropriate markings, mounted on page from a Collection, VF and an attractive item
596 */U   8/87g

Mainly Varieties

1858-1917, 39 mostly mint stamps, including used in Constantinople pair of No.8, mainly 20th century issues, double impression (No.57Cf), offsets of frame or center, various shifts, including pair proofs of 1r (right stamp is defected), nice quality overall, with many NH stamps, F/VF or better
597 **   81/137

Selection of Varieties in Blocks and Multiples

1915-17, 13 blocks of four and three panes of 25, offsets of frame or center and various shifts, nice quality, full OG, apparently all are NH, VF
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598 **/*   SC #J1 var

For Mailman (V Polzu Pochtaliona)

1909, stamps for delivery of judicial correspondences, red overprint on revenue stamp of 15k blue and rose, block of four, top stamps without overprint, while bottom ones bearing double overprint (one inverted) due to overprint shift, full OG, NH (bottom stamps) or LH, VF and exceedingly rare, last sale of this block recorded at the J. Stolow Auction, February 20, 1965, lot #2259
1904, two PPC sent from 2nd Division of 23rd Artillery Brigade to Saratov or Vilno, violet military hs, went through Main Filed Post Office, one with TPO marking, both with arrival ds, VF
600  53-54
1904-05 1889, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and orange yellow, two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, each one tied by Main Field Post Office date stamp in 1904 (3.50r) or in 1907, fresh quality, VF
1904, free-frank cover to Kaluga, posted into the mail at Field PO of 17th Army Corps, violet military marking and arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
1891-1903, three pre-printed covers from Bukhara to Peshawar, two sent by registered mail, appropriately franked on reverse, delivered by different itineraries via Warsaw, Odessa, Brindisi and Bombay, each one bearing different "Sea Post Office" markings, appropriate arrival ds, some conveyance flaws, F/VF
603    56
1905, pre-printed cover from Samarkand to Staraya Bukhara, insufficiently franked by three stamps of 2k green on reverse, oval due marking on front, postmarked on arrival, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
1908-13, three PPC and one stationery card, two sent from Chardjui (Zakasp Obl) in 1908, one from Kokand in 1912 and one from Chardjui (Bukhara Khanate) in 1913, addressed to St. Petersburg, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, appropriately franked, one card with archival punches, mostly VF
605    83

Russian Consulate in Tabriz (Persia, now - Iran)

1915, registered cover to Switzerland, franked by vertical pair of 25k green and violet, tied by "Tabriz Ross. Konsulstvo" date stamp, censorship marking, arrival postmark and wax seals on reverse, VF and scarce
606    79, 83
1915, cover front of registered letter to Switzerland, franked by seven stamps, including 25k green and violet in block of six, Russian registered label, mounted on page from a Collection, fresh and VF (this item is not a complete cover)
607    103

Consulate in Tabriz Extremely Rare Mailing of the Soviet Period

1918, value declare (500rub) parcel card to Samara, franked on front and reverse by 32 Imperial stamps, including two Romanov Dynasty 3r dark violet, tied by "Tabriz Ross. Konsulstvo. 14.3.18" date stamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 303, reportedly used until 1916 only), nice quality, mounted on page from a Collection, VF, L. Melnikov certificate
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608    85

St. Petersburg Football (Soccer) League

1915-16(?), pre-printed cover addressed to Rostov-on-Don Football Society, endorsed "registered" and franked by 50k lilac and green, unidentified dotted "mute cancellation",horizontal fold did not detract, part of a postmark on reverse, VF, it's not guaranteed to be genuine postal history item, however presented envelope with Football League pre-print is very rare
609    56

Rail Road and TPO Markings

1909, printed matter postcard from Vladivostok to London, franked by 2k green, red marking "S Expressom" (Trans- Siberian Express), London receiving ds, some water staining, otherwise F/VF
610 **   137d, 138c

Imperial Arms designs issued in the Soviet Period

1919, 3.50r maroon and green, 7r green and pink, printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, corner sheet margin blocks of four, perfect quality in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare marginal multiples, SC #R08- 09