Lots 746 - 842, Catalogue of Auction #24 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
746    

Imperial Postal History 1780-1917
Pre-Philatelic Mailings Collection of Officially Stamped Papers

1780-96, nineteen officially stamped thick wove blank papers, each piece with "Double-Headed Eagle" watermark, black handstamp at the top right corner, showing year of issue, several are from the same year and differ by type of handstamp, approximate size 210x340mm, VF and rarely offered material
2500.00
747    
1806, entire wrapper from Kharkov to Tambov Govt administration via Voronezh, both line pre-philatelic markings of Kharkov and Voronezh are unlisted in Dobin Cat, VF and very rare
400.00
748    
1810, entire wrapper sent from Kharkov to Tambov, line pre-philatelic Kharkov canc, according to Dobin Cat has #0.01, VF and rare
300.00
749    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
750    
1845, entire wrapper from Borisoglebsk to Tambov Govt administration, two-line Borisoglebsk marking is on reverse, Tambov boxed arrival ds, sealed with wax, VF
100.00
751    
1849, entire wrapper from Taganrog to Bordeaux via Berlin, boxed Taganrog marking is on reverse, Berlin transit and Bordeaux arrival, VF
100.00
752   Mi SU4E

Imperial Postal stationery envelopes and cards

1848-68, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, embossed Coat of Arms is inverted and placed at the bottom left corner, size 114x76mm, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
753   Mi SU4E var
1848-68, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, embossed Coat of Arms is inverted and placed at the bottom left corner, size 114x76mm, broken outer circle line variety, fresh, unused, VF
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120.00
754   Mi SU5 IID
1864-68, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, embossed Coat of Arms at the top left corner, size 137x85mm, two traces of mounts on the face, otherwise fresh, unused, F/VF
80.00
755   Mi U8a
1861, stationery envelope 20k+1k blue, size 142x115mm, broken "2" in "20" variety, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
756   Mi U9
1861, stationery envelope 30k+1k vermilion, size 142x115mm, slightly yellowish paper with white stripe on reverse, otherwise fresh, unused, VF
100.00
757   Mi U13 ID
1868, stationery envelope 10k brown, oval stamp at the top left corner, size 139x113mm, three sharp flaps variety, insignificant water staining at the LL corner, still fresh, unused, VF
150.00
758   Mi U15 var
1868, stationery envelope 30k carmine, oval stamp at the top left corner, size 140x56mm, unissued, fresh, unused, VF and scarce
150.00
759   Mi U16
1873, pre-printed stationery envelope 10k brown, uprated with horiz pair of 10k brown and blue (#23), sent from Stavropol to Moscow, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
760   Mi U25D
1883, stationery envelope 7k gray, uprated with two of 7k gray and rose, sent from Tikhvin to Revel, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
761   Mi U26
1880, stationery envelope with red surch 7k on 10k brown (on envelope #U16), size 139x113, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
762   Mi U I
1880, unissued stationery envelope with red surch 7k on 20k blue, size 139x113mm, natural inclusion spot on the face, still fresh, VF
120.00
763   Mi U32 var
1898, stationery envelope 5k lilac, size 86x68mm, flap at the top, uprated with horiz pair of 1k orange (#46), sent from St. Petersburg to Libava, all appropriate markings, VF and extremely rare. Envelopes of this size, not mentioned in Michel Cat, were specially issued in very limited quantity. Most of them is kept in the State Postal History Museum, and only several such envelopes remain in private collections.
750.00
764   Mi U51/57, K15-17
1913-16, Romanov Dynasty, lot of 14 postal stationery items, including 11 envelopes and 3 letter cards, all are very fresh, unused, VF, Mi C.v. ?543
200.00
765    3

The second issue used on mailings

1859, 20k blue and orange, nice and fresh copy with intact perf and fresh colors, used on cover from Grobino to Friedrichstadt, cancelled with "24" inside dotted hexagon with pointed sides cancellation, another Grobino pre-philatelic marking is alongside, postmarked on arrival with Friedrichstadt two-line ds, sealed with wax, VF and unique cover bearing small town cancellations, Mikulski certificate
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6000.00
766    5, 6, 10

Unwatermarked stamps franking (III and IV issues)

1865, four stamps: 1k, 3k x2, and 30k, all with perf 12 1/2, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Paris, red "P.D." (Paid), arrival cds, VF and rare early tricolor franking
1000.00
767    9
1860, 20k blue and orange, perf 12 1/2, straight "2" in "20" at the bottom left corner var, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Pernau (now Parnu - Estonia), tied with "1" inside circular dotted cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
400.00
768    14
1866, two stamps of 5k black and lilac with perf 14 1/2, bottom one is folded, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Helsingfors, which was re-directed to Vyborg, two boxed "ANK" markings, Helsingfors arrival on reverse, insignificant conveyance flaws, F/VF and rare franking
200.00
769    13-15
1867, three stamps with perf 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, red "Aus Russland" transit, Amsterdam arrival on reverse, VF
200.00
770    13, 14, 18
1867, three stamps with perf 14 1/2, including 30k carmine and green, met 38k postal rate, used on entire letter from St. Petersburg to Lisbon, red "Aus Russland" transit, TPO ds and arrival marking on reverse, VF and scarce franking
250.00
771    9, 13-14

The third and the fourth issues mixed franking covers

1869, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perf 12 1/2, by chance remained not cancelled, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), blue Prussian transit, arrival ds, VF and extremely rare item
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2000.00
772    9, 13-14
1870, six stamps, including horiz pair of 20k blue and orange with perf 12 1/2, met altogether 56k postal rate, used on cover to France, tied with TPO No. 23-24 ds, red "Aus Russland", St. Petersburg transit and arrival marking on reverse, VF and very rare franking
1500.00
773    9, 12, 22

Mixed franking cover of three issues (III, IV, V)

1869, five stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perf 12 1/2, and 5k black and lilac, printed on horiz laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseilles, blue Prussian marking, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF and very rare
1800.00
774    12, 13, 23

The fourth and fifth issues mixed franking

1866, five stamps, met altogether 18k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, red "Aus Russland", boxed "Franco", postmarked on arrival, VF
200.00
775    17, 20, 22a
1869, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perf 14 1/2, printed on unwatermarked paper, and 5k black and gray on laid paper, color var, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Grenoble, redirected to Villard De Lans, red "P.D.", postmarked on arrival, VF
250.00
776    13, 22, 24
1870, three stamps, including 3k black and green with perf 14 1/2, printed on unwatermarked paper, used on entire wrapper from Mitava to Paris, blue Prussian transit, red "P.D.", postmarked on arrival, slight ink soiling on reverse, still F/VF
200.00
777    20, 22, 23

Franking with stamps on horizontally laid paper (V issue)

1869, three stamps, 3k with rounded corner, met altogether 18k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Riga to Langnau (Switzerland), tied with Riga Train Station marking, red "Aus Russland", several Swiss transits and arrival ds on reverse, VF
100.00
778    20, 22a
1869, six stamps, including strip of four and a single of 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, blue Prussian transit, boxed "Aus Russland Franco", postmarked on arrival, horiz fold is affecting 3k stamp, otherwise VF
500.00
779    20d, 22a, 24
1870, three stamps, including 3k black and green with "V" error of background, and 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Paris, cancelled with St. Petersburg oval dot marking, red"P.D.", arrival ds, VF
250.00
780    19, 20d, 23
1870, three stamps, including 1k black and yellow with strongly shifted background, 3k black and green with "V" error of background, used on entire wrapper to Saxony, cancelled with TPO No.1-2 ds, red "Aus Russland", backstamped, vert fold away from the stamps, F/VF
150.00
781    19, 22a, 23
1870, six stamps, including 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Lyon, red Moscow canc, red "P.D.", Paris transit and arrival ds, horiz fold did not affect the stamps, VF
150.00
782    20d, 22a, 23
1870, five stamps, including 3k black and green with "V" error of background, in addition vert pair and a single of 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper to Marseilles, cancelled with TPO No.21-22 ds, transit and arrival markings, usual fold away from the stamps, VF
350.00
783    19, 20d, 23-24
1870, four stamps, including 3k black and green with "V" error of background, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, red oval "Frankirovano", Vienna transit and arrival ds, VF and scarce four-color franking
500.00
784    20d, 23
1870, five stamps, including three of 3k black and green with "V" error of background, one of which remained not cancelled, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, appropriate transit and arrival markings, usual fold away from the stamps, VF and scarce
750.00
785    20d, 24
1871, three stamps, including two of 3k black and green with "V" error of background, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to London, red "P.D.", and red "London. Paid" arrival marking, minor soiling at the LR corner, F/VF
150.00
786    24
1872, three stamps of 20k blue and orange, including a horiz pair, corresponding to 60k rate, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Lyon via St. Petersburg, cancelled with Moscow Train Station ds, postmarked on arrival, usual fold did not affect the stamps, mostly VF
250.00
787    25
1873, two stamps of 30k carmine and green, met 60k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Lyon, appropriate transit and arrival markings, horiz fold is not affecting the stamps, VF
200.00
788    24
1874, 20k blue and orange, used on entire wrapper from Mariupol to Marseilles, red boxed "P.D.", transits and arrival markings, VF and scarce solo franking
150.00
789    19c, 20c, 23a

Stamps on vertically laid paper franking

1872, three stamps printed on vert laid paper, met 14k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Riga to Stettin, tied with Riga Train Station ds, red "Aus Russland", postmarked on arrival, VF
250.00
790    22c
1872, three stamps of 5k black and lilac, printed on vert laid paper, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Berlin, blue "Aus Russland. Franco", arrival ds on reverse, VF and rare franking
750.00
791    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vert laid paper, addressed to Lyon, cancelled with "577" inside doted truncated triangle (Altynovka, Chernigov Govt), two-line pre-philatelic Altynovka ds is on reverse, black"Aus Russland", transits and arrival markings, mostly VF and possibly unique single franking item from the small town
750.00
792    20, 22, 24a
1872, entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Lyon, franked with three stamps, including 20k blue and orange on vert laid paper, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, usual folds did not affect the stamps, F/VF
150.00
793    19c
1873, cover from Zhytomyr to Kiev, franked on reverse with ten stamps of 1k black and yellow, printed on vert laid paper, including block of 4 and two strips of 3 (one stamp is folded and adhered onto front), Kiev arrival marking, VF
1000.00
794    20c, 23
1874, three stamps, including horiz pair of 3k black and green printed on vert laid paper, used on mourning envelope addressed to Paris, tied with "222" inside doted truncated triangle canc (Mir, Minsk Govt),pre-philatelic two-line entry Mir ds is on reverse, Vilno transit and arrival marking, VF and possibly unique mailing from the small town
1000.00
795    20c, 24a
1877, registered cover addressed to Moscow, franked on reverse with two stamps on vert laid paper, cancelled with pre-philatelic two-line Borokhudzirsk Station (now Kazakhstan) ds, postmarked on arrival, sealed with wax, roughly opened, still VF and very rare, ex-Faberge
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1500.00
796    26, 28

The sixth issue franking

1875, three stamps on horiz laid paper, used on entire wrapper to Marseilles, cancelled with TPO No. 47-48 ds, red "P.D.", Warsaw transit and arrival marking on reverse, light horiz fold away from the stamps, VF
100.00
797    20, 30

The fifth and sixth issues mixed franking items

1877, registered cover from Kobelaky (Poltava Govt.) to Moscow, franked with two stamps, met 23k postal rate, postmarked on arrival, minor address blurring, F/VF
100.00
798    19, 22, 27
1877, registered cover from Moscow to Riga, franked with five stamps, including vert pair of 7k gray and rose, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
799    19, 20, 29
1880, registered cover from Konstantinovka Station (Yekaterinoslav Govt.) to Riga, franked on reverse with three stamps, arrival ds, VF
100.00
800    30
1885, 20k blue and orange, used on cover from Tiflis to England, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
801    

Mailing without paid postage

1874, unfranked entire wrapper from Berdyansk to Genoa, TPO No. 47-48 transit, two Italian postage dues #J8-9 applied upon arrival, all appropriate markings, horiz fold away from the stamps, VF
150.00
802    38, 41, 51

Later Imperial issues franking

1893, three stamps printed on horiz laid paper, used on cloth wrapper of registered postal packet from St. Petersburg to Vienna, VF and unusual
100.00
803    82, 105
1917, 20k blue and carmine, and bisect of money stamp 10k blue, used on registered cover from Petrograd to Bern, censored at Petrograd, postmarked on arrival, VF and very scarce franking
750.00
804    35

Imperial Telegraph Offices cancellations

1887, registered cover sent from St. Petersburg Telegraph Office No.XXXII to Paris, franked with two 7k blue, re-directed, arrival ds, F/VF
150.00
805   Mi P10F
1889, stationery postcard 3k red, sent from St. Petersburg Telegraph Office No. XVI, arrival marking is alongside, VF
100.00
806   Mi P13
1895, postal stationery card 3k red, tied with "7" inside figurate canc, locally sent in St. Petersburg, postmarked on arrival with Telegraph Office No.XVI cds, VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
807   Mi U29A
1895, postal stationery envelope 5k lilac, uprated with three regular values on reverse, sent from St. Petersburg Telegraph Office No. XXXIV to Finland, backstamped, VF
100.00
808   Mi P13
1902, postal stationery card 3k red, tied with St. Petersburg Telegraph Office No.7, addressed to Helsinki, arrival cds, VF
100.00
809    
1903, PPC franked with 4k red, tied with St. Petersburg Telegraph Office No.29, addressed to Paris, arrival cds, VF
100.00
810    

Russian Official stamps and covers

1908, free-frank official pre-printed cover from Zoological Museum of Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg to Ryazan' Govt, addressed to Semenov-Tianshanski, officially sealed with Museum label, arrival cds, VF and very scarce topical and historical mailing
150.00
811    
1914, cover from Oek (Irkutsk Govt.) to Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, sent without paid postage, postage due oval marking was applied, then obliterated, because this mailing is subject to free of postal charge as an official mailing, official Postmaster notice is attached, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
812    

Russian Red Cross and Charity mailings

1884, Odessa red Cross Charity envelope, Red Cross handstamp is inverted and placed on the flap, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
813    
1881-92, small lot containing different six Odessa Red Cross Charity envelopes, including three used and three unused, various Red Cross handstamps, fresh, VF
300.00
814    
1900-02, four charitable St. Eugene "Red Cross" litho color PPC, three used and one unused, showing various paintings on picture sides, slightly rounded corners, mostly VF
100.00
815    

Russian Rail Road cancellations

1892, stationery card 4k red, cancelled with Yelisavetpol Station (Caucasian Rail Road) blue ds, delivered with TPO to Batum, then with steamship to Russian PO in Constantinople, and forwarded to Athens, all appropriate markings, a bit soiling, otherwise F/VF and scarce card
200.00
816    
1902, PPC from Kiev to Pavlovsk (St. Petersburg Govt.), franked with 3k carmine (#48), red violet train circular marking "4. Pochta", arrival cds, VF
100.00
817    
1903, PPC (Lake Baikal) addressed to Belgium, franked with 4k rose (#41), cancelled with TPO "Chita - Irkutsk No.242" ds, a stamp of 4k met appropriate postal rate at that time, however upon arrival uprated with Belgian postage due 10c (#J5), arrival marking, VF
100.00
818    
1904, PPC from Poltava to Pavlovsk (St. Petersburg Govt.), franked with 3k carmine (#57), tied with Poltava Train Station ds, faint TPO marking "2" is alongside, VF
100.00
819    
1904, PPC from Lake Baikal Train Station to Brussels, franked with two of 3k rose red (#48), delivered with three (!) TPO's "Chita - Irkutsk No. 242", "Irkutsk - Krasnoyarsk No.198", "Krasnoyarsk - Novonikolayevsk No.188",bearing cds of all these trains, postmarked on arrival, VF and rare
200.00
820    
1904, PPC (Baikal Railroad), franked with 3k rose red, sent from Hailar (station of CERR) to Moscow, posted in the mail at TPO "Harbin - Manchuria No.262", arrival ds, VF
100.00
821    
1911, PPC (Baikal Railroad) franked with 3k rose red, tied with TPO "Manchuria - Chita No.260" oval ds, addressed to Kazan, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
822    
1915, PPC addressed to Shanghai, franked with 4k carmine rose, cancelled with oval TPO "Chita - Manchuria. No.259", Russian censorship marking, arrival ds on reverse, VF
100.00
823    
1918, cover addressed to USA, franked with 20k blue and carmine on reverse, cancelled with TPO "Manchuria - Harbin. No.261", bearing rare oval TPO Postage Due handstamp, censored upon arrival to USA, roughly opened, still F/VF, and rare
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500.00
824    

Russian Steamship cancellations

1896, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P11), sent from Vladivostok to USA via Nagasaki and Yokohama, delivered with packet-boat, clear cds and a part of "Paquebot" marking upon arrival to Nagasaki (Tchilinghirian fig 692, 694), arrival cds, insignificant water toning, still F/VF and scarce
250.00
825    
1908, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P18) addressed to Japan, written in Japanese, delivered with packet-boat, upon arrival to Japan cancelled with Tsuruga cds (Tchilinghirian fig 697) and clear boxed "Paquebot" marking, VF
250.00
826    
1908, PPC sent from steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Sretensk" to Moscow, franked with 3k red (#57), tied with oval steamship letter "b" marking, two types of steamship canc are alongside, arrival cds, VF and rare
300.00
827    
1908, stationery card 4k red (#P18) written in Japanese, sent from steamship of the R.V.A.P. Co. to Kobe, tied with black oval steamship letter "d" marking (Tchilinghirian fig 526), Tsuruga transit and arrival cds, VF and rare
400.00
828    
1915, PPC franked with 3k red, sent from Lena River steamship No.5 "Yakutsk - Ust'kuta (now Irkutsk)", addressed to Yakutsk, two clear oval steamship markings, arrival ds, VF and scarce
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600.00
829    
1916, PPC showing Office of Russian Volunteer Fleet at Vladivostok (R.V.A.P. Co.), posted in the mail on board of s/s "Poltava" on line "Vladivostok - Shanghai" (Tchilinghirian fig 524), addressed to Switzerland, franked with two regular values, censored at Vladivostok, appropriate transit and arrival markings, VF and quite rare
500.00
830    
1928, cover sent from Yakusk to Irkutsk, posted in the mail on the board of Lena River steamship "Yakutsk - Ust'kuta", franked with 8k black and brown, tied with violet oval steamship ds, postmarked on arrival, VF and very rare Soviet period steamship cancellation
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750.00
831    
1931, PPC addressed to Leningrad, insufficiently franked with two regular values (5k), cancelled with oval steamship "Rybinsk - Perm" ds, rare oval steamship postage due marking, endorsed "20", postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00
832    

Russian Military mailings during the XIX century

1848, stampless registered entire wrapper from Tambov Govt administration to Caucasian front-line forces, addressed to commander of Hunter Regiment located in Kizlyar(Dagestan) undelivered and returned to Tambov, marked with Voznessensk date stamp, officially sealed with wax, VF and rare
500.00
833    

Collection of Russian Military mailings

1802-97, 24 items on Scott album pages, including 20 entire wrappers, 1 telegram, 2 envelopes and 1 stationery envelope, approximately a half is incoming or outgoing registered correspondences of Tambov Govt administration, a few items from well-known historical characters e.g. Field-Marshal Wittgenstein, baron Essen and etc., VF, clean and rarely offered material
2000.00
834    

Mailing from Russian Army Manoeuvres

1901, stationery postcard 4k red, sent from Tetriniemi to Lappeenranta (then Russian Finland), cancelled with Perkjarvi ds, bearing violet boxed "Field Post on Manoeuvres. Field PO No.3 of Eastern Corps", Lappeenranta arrival marking is alongside, VF and very rare mailing, ex-Faberge
1200.00
835    

Russo - Japanese War

1904-05 1904, registered cover from Alexandrovsk on Sakhalin Island to Berlin, franked with two of 10k dark blue on reverse, cancelled with "Alexandrovskiy Post na Ost.Sakhalin.18.III.1904" ds, Berlin arrival marking, VF and very scarce mailing of the early period of the War, after which Sakhalin was occupied by Japanese
1000.00
836    
1905, free-frank PPC addressed to Yur'yev, violet military marking reads "Halting Place. Frontier Post", oval TPO "Vladivostok - Harbin. No.264" marking, VF
200.00
837    
1905, free-frank postcard addressed to St. Petersburg, posted in the mail at Field PO of 6th Siberian Corps, arrival ds, VF
100.00
838    
1905, free-frank postcard addressed to St. Petersburg, posted in the mail at Field PO of 16th Army Corps, arrival ds, VF
100.00
839    

Russian mailings during the World War I

1915, free-frank PPC from Baltic Sea Navy unit located in Petrograd to Helsingfors, violet military marking, arrival ds, VF
100.00
840    

Russian Military Forces in Romania

1916, free-frank cover with enclosure, addressed to Kherson, posted in the mail at Field PO No.104, violet military marking reads: "1012th Military Horse Transport", cover has been opened for display, mostly VF
150.00
841    

Caucasus Army Corps in Persia

1916, registered cover from American medical officer of US Red Cross Hospital, located in Khoy, addressed to Everett (PA), Red Cross marking is alongside, franked with a pair of 10k dark blue, which is paid for overseas delivery, tied with Field PO No.201 ds (Tchilinghirian fig 118), Petrograd registered label is alongside, censored in Russia, NYC transit and arrival cds on the back, F/VF and very rare
500.00
842    

Russian Mute cancellations

1914, postcard from Yekaterinoslav (Dniepropetrovsk) to Pskov, franked with Romanov Dynasty 3k rose red, tied with striped rectangle mute cancellation, arrival ds, VF
100.00