Lots 512 - 643, Catalogue of Auction #25 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
512    

Pre-Philatelic mailings

1845, entire wrapper from Mariupol to Genoa via Odessa, two-line Mariupol canc, Odessa transit and Italian arrival marking, mostly VF
100.00
513    

Pre-Philatelic Mailings Collection

1832-70, lot of 19 stampless entire wrappers or letter sheets neatly housed on pages, all were sent from Odessa to Genoa, Marseille, Paris, Vienna, and etc., three with Odessa Port cancellations, various franco, porto and transit markings, VF and interesting group for a specialist
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Odessa to Genoa I, Odessa to Marseille front, Odessa to Marseille back, Odessa to Genoa II, Odessa to Genoa III front, Odessa to Genoa III back, Odessa to Paris front, Odessa to Paris back, Odessa to Genoa IV, Odessa to Genoa V, Odessa to Vienna, Odessa to Trieste front, Odessa to Trieste back, Odessa to Marseille II front, Odessa to Marseille II back
1000.00
514   Mi SU4A

Imperial postal stationery envelopes and postcards

1861, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue embossed Coat of Arms is inverted at the LL corner, size 172x114mm, tied with red date stamp, postmarked on arrival, VF and rare
750.00
515   Mi SU4E
1848-68, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue embossed Coat of Arms is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 136x106mm, very fresh, unused, VF
120.00
516   Mi U2b
1848, stationery envelope 20k+1k light blue, size 142x115mm, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
517   Mi U3
1848, stationery envelope 30k+1k carmine rose, size 142x115mm, insignificant paper fold, nevertheless fresh, unused, VF
120.00
518   Mi U4/U10B
1848-63, lot of six postal stationery envelopes 10k+1k black, various porto, franko and transit markings on U4 x3, U7A, U7C, U10B, minor conveyance flaws to be expected, mostly F/VF, Mi C.v. 610
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150.00
519   Mi U5b
1848, stationery envelope 20k+1k dark blue, size 137x107mm, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
520   Mi U8
1848, stationery envelope 30k+1k carmine, size 142x115mm, pinhole is mentioned for accuracy only, very fresh, unused, VF
120.00
521   Mi U8b
1861, stationery envelope 20k+1k ultra, size 142x115mm, fresh, unused, mostly VF
120.00
522   Mi U9
1861, stationery envelope 30k+1k brown red, size 142x115mm, post office fresh, unused, VF
150.00
523   Mi U14 I-15 I
1868, two stationery envelopes 20k blue and 30k carmine, stamps are at the top left corner, both envelopes with three sharp flaps, very fresh, unused, VF
200.00
524   Mi U27D
1883, stationery envelope with red surcharge 7k on 8k gray, sent from Revel to Helsingfors via St. Petersburg, all appropriate markings and boxed arrival is alongside, VF
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100.00
525    

Imperial Postal Stationery - Remarkable Holding

1848-1916, 525 stationery cards, reply cards, secure letter-cards, stationery envelopes and stationery wrappers, unused and used (approximately 80%), including stationery items issued for Russian PO in Levant and China. The collection contains wide assortment of various small villages and TPOs' cancellations, as well as cancellations of Finnish and Polish towns and districts. Among better, mint unless noted: U14 I, U19 (3, one - used), U44, U49 (3, one-used), U51-55 (12, 6 - used), U57B, P36 (used) and much more. The condition is a little mixed, but generally fresh with a lot great items throughout. Very high Catalogue Value.
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Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9,
Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16,
Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21
3000.00
526  1

Imperial Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, balanced margins and fresh colors, light pen cross cancellation, VF, C.v. $675
200.00
527  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins, tied by "266" inside dot cancel (Chechersk), large balanced margins and sharp colors, VF and very scarce cancellation, Mikulski's opinion
450.00
528  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, tied on piece by "106" inside rectangular dot canc (Volkovisk - Grodno Govt), balanced margins at three sides, slightly touched at the UL corner, fresh colors and embossing, F/VF
250.00
529  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, with a dot between "10" and "kop" at the bottom inscription, cancelled with "6" inside oval dot cancellation (Odessa), clear margins at three sides and large margin at the bottom, minor flaws, still fresh, F/VF and extremely rare variety, reportedly only 4 copies has been recorded, Mikulski certificate, Mi #1PF III
1000.00
530  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice balanced margins imperf copy, used on small piece, cancelled with red oval marking, VF appearance
400.00
531    1
1858, 10k brown and blue, absolutely perfect copy with huge margins all around, used on entire wrapper from Libava to Riga, tied with Libava pre-philatelic cancellation, arrival boxed marking on reverse, name of addressee is partly removed, still VF, nice and rare postal history item
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2500.00
532    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perf 14 1/2, perfect centering and intact perf, used on folded letter from Revel to Svarta (Finland), tied with "37" inside circular dot cancellation, other Revel pre-philatelic marking on reverse, VF
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300.00
533  3
1858, two proofs of 20k in green and gray violet, first one is printed on thin paper without watermark (no gum, pinhole), the other one - on thick with watermark "2" paper ( full OG, LH, with Buhler and Mikulski handstamps on reverse), both are very fresh, VF and rare
2000.00
534  8 var
1858, 10k brown and blue, perf 12 1/2, concave frame at the bottom left variety, fresh, full OG, hinged, VF, ex-Mertens, Faberge
150.00
535    8
1866, 10k brown and blue, perf 12 1/2, horiz pair, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Vyborg (then Russian Finland), canc with St. Petersburg "15.June.1866" ds, Vyborg boxed arrival marking is alongside, roughly opened, otherwise VF
100.00
536    9
1863, 20k blue and orange, perf 12 1/2, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to St. Petersburg, arrival cds on the back, usual fold away from the stamp, VF and scarce single franking
400.00
537    9, 13-14
1870, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perf 12 1/2, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), tied with TPO No. 23-24 ds, red "Aus Russland", St. Petersburg transit and arrival marking on reverse, VF and scarce
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500.00
538    13-15
1867, three stamps, 3k, 5k and 10k with perf 14 1/2, unwmk paper, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, tied with St. Petersburg ds, red "Aus Russland" and all appropriate markings, VF
200.00
539    13, 14, 17
1867, three stamps with perf 14 1/4, printed on unwmk paper, used on entire from St. Petersburg to Paris, red "Aus Russland. Franco", and Paris arrival markings are alongside, VF
200.00
540 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, cplt set of 6, printed on horiz laid paper, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #18x-23x
300.00
541  19-25
1866, 1k-30k, cplt set of 6, printed on horiz laid paper, fresh and choice, full OG, LH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x, 380
200.00
542  20c
1868, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, intact perforation and nice centering, full OG, hinged, VF, expertized by Roumet, Mi #19y, 350
200.00
543  20d
1870, 3k black and green on horiz laid paper, "V" error of background, expertly repaired top right corner, otherwise extremely fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance, nice collectable copy of this scarce variety, Mi #19xF
300.00
544  22 var
1866, 5k black and gray lilac, color var, full OG, VLH, VF
 
50.00
545  22
1866, trial color proofs of 5k, cplt set of 5, printed on horiz laid paper, colors: orange, green, carmine, lilac and blue, fresh, large part of OG, F/VF and scarce, especially in complete set, Mi #20Pa-e, 1,500
1000.00
546  22
1870, three trial color proofs of 5k, printed on horiz laid paper, colors: orange, violet and blue, full OG, NH, VF and rare never hinged
750.00
547  22
1870, three trial color proofs of 5k, printed on horiz laid paper, colors: blue, carmine and green, large part of OG or full OG, previously hinged, mostly VF, Mi #20P, 900
600.00
548  22
1870, trial color proof of 5k in carmine, "k" in "kop" without central bar, very fresh, unused, no gum, VF appearance
150.00
549  24a
1868, 20k blue and orange, printed on vert laid paper, unblemished colors, extremely fresh with perfect centering, full OG, LH, VF and rare in this sound condition, signed Calves, Mi #22y, 2,000
1500.00
550 **   25a
1868, 30k carmine and green, printed on vert laid paper, extremely fresh, full OG, NH (!), F/VF and very rare never hinged, Mi #23y
1000.00
551  25a
1868, 30k carmine and green, printed on vert laid paper, nice embossing and fresh colors, intact perf, traces of OG, F/VF appearance, expertized by Koehler, C.v. $500
400.00
552    18, 20d, 24
1870, four stamps, including 30k carmine and green on unwmk paper, and two 3k green and black with "V" error of background, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Lyon, tied with Moscow Nikolayev Train Station ds, boxed"P.D.", blue transit and all appropriate markings, slightly toned paper on the face, otherwise VF
350.00
553    20d, 22a, 24
1870, three stamps, including two 3k green and black with "V" error of background, and 5k black and gray, error of color, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, red "P.D.", blue transit and all appropriate markings, VF
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250.00
554    20, 22
1871, six stamps, including strip of three and two singles of 5k black and lilac, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, all appropriate markings, horiz fold did not affecting the stamps, VF
150.00
555    19, 22, 24
1871, five stamps used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, cancelled with TPO No. 21-22 ds, black boxed "Aus Russland", Kishinev (now Chisinau, Moldova) transit, and all appropriate markings, usual fold did not affect the stamps, VF
100.00
556    22a
1872, vert pair of 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Moscow, cancelled with dotted oval "S.P.B.", arrival ds and all appropriate markings, VF
150.00
557  22c
1872, cover from Tsarskoye Selo (St. Petersburg Govt.) to St. Petersburg, bearing fraudulent franking by previously cancelled stamp of 5k black and lilac, printed on vert laid paper, top left value tablet retouched by hand, canc by Tsarskoye Selo ds, postmarked on arrival, sealed with wax, VF and scarce mailing
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250.00
558    19, 20, 23
1873, four stamps, met altogether 24k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Marseilles, tied with Odessa ds, red "P.D" and black "Oplacheno" (Paid), transit and arrival markings, VF
100.00
559    19c, 20c, 23a
1872, three stamps, printed on vert laid paper, met 14k postal rate, used on entire wrapper to Berlin, tied with TPO No. 27-28 ds, boxed "Frankirovano", red "Aus Russland" and arrival marking, VF
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250.00
560    24a
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on vert laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Genoa, arrival ds and all appropriate markings, VF and scarce single franking
250.00
561 **   26-30
1875, 2k-20k, printed on horiz laid paper, cplt set of 5, four of which with bottom sheet margins, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x
150.00
562  26-30
1875, 2k-20k, printed on horiz laid paper, cplt set of 5, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x, 180
100.00
563 (*)   26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, very fresh colors, intact perf, unused, no gum, VF appearance, definitely collectable copy of this rare stamp, Mikulski certificate, Mi #24y, 3,500
750.00
564    28
1878, two stamps of 8k gray and rose, printed on horiz laid paper, used on cover from Nikopol (Yekaterinoslav Govt) to Naples, sealed with wax, arrival ds, VF
100.00
565    22, 26
1882, two stamps on horiz laid paper, met 7k postal rate, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Riga, canc with "1" inside figure cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
566  31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of 9, including both 2k stamps, fresh, full OG, hinged, F/VF, Mi #29-36a, 30b, 200
100.00
567  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh colors and nice embossing, perfect centering, short one tip of perf on 7r stamp, full OG, LH or hinged, VF, Mikulski certificate for 3.50r,Mi#38-39y, 1,800
800.00
568  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, and 7r black and yellow, two high values, printed on vert laid paper, perfect centering and intact perf, clear postal cancellations, VF, Mi #38y-39y, 1,800
500.00
569  31-40
1883-84, 1k-7r, cplt set of 10, affixed over small cardboards and handstamped with black boxed "Specimen", fresh, VF and extremely rare, especially in a complete set. These specimen overprinted stamps were produced in very limited quantity and were sent to the UPU for information purposes, only a few complete sets are possible
2500.00
570  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, with thunderbolts, two cplt sets, printed on horiz laid paper, the total is 14 stamps, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
150.00
571    42
1897, 10k blue, printed on horiz laid paper, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Milan, tied by "3" inside figure cancellation, upon arrival uprated with Italian Postage Due 50c, all appropriate markings, roughly opened, still VF
100.00
572  48
1889, imperf essay of proposed design of 3k rose carmine, printed on thick wove paper, pencil notation and sign on the back, no gum as issued, VF and extremely rare
1200.00
573  55-70
1902-05, 1k-7r, with thunderbolts, cplt set of 17, printed on vert laid paper, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
150.00
574 **   56 var
1902-05, 2k green, top left corner margin block of 9, background is printed on gum side and misplaced to upper right, minor perf separations, hinged on margins, stamps are NH, VF and scarce multiple, ex-Baughman, Mi #42y var
1000.00
575  60a var
1904, 10k blue, printed on vert laid paper, groundwork is inverted, top part of the design is missing, full OG, hinged, VF
100.00
576  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, two high values printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH (5r) or hinged, VF, C.v. $125
100.00
577    
1906, postcard sent in St. Petersburg without paid postage, dark violet label "Withdrawn from Mail Box", oval postage due with endorsement "6k", VF
100.00
578  79a
1909, plate proof of 10k light blue, printed on stamp paper without varnish lines, slightly different design from issued stamps: curls of the top ribbon and three instead of two lines of inner oval, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and rare
600.00
579  82b, 85b, 129a
1909-17, three stamps with groundwork completely omitted, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
 
75.00
580 **   82 var
1909, 20k blue and carmine, cplt sheet of 25, plate #4 at the bottom right corner, blue groundwork is printed on gum side, NH, VF and scarce multiple
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750.00
581 **   83 var
1908, 25k green and violet with yellow varnish lines, cplt sheet with full intact margins of 100 stamps, containing four panes of 25, wmk at the top and bottom margins, marginal inscription reads: "Kred. Tip. 1908", horiz fold away from the stamps, fresh, NH, VF and rare multiple, according to Lobachevski, each stamp has rank "R"
 
250.00
582  87e, f
1910-12, 1r pale brown, brown and orange, two stamps of different issues, first one with doubled center, the other one with center inverted, full OG, LH, F/VF, Mi #77AxaDD I, 77AxbK1, 220
100.00
583 SB  Mi MH2a
1910, regular issue, St. Petersburg Main Post Office 2rub unexploded booklet, contains nine panes of 6 stamps, separated by interleaves, absolutely flawless condition, intact cover, original staple, perfect interleaves and untouched stamps, VF and extremely rare thus
5000.00
584  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, cplt set of 17, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF
 
75.00
585  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, cplt set of 17, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF
 
75.00
586  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, cplt set of 17, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF
 
75.00
587 SB   
1914, Romanov Dynasty, small size stamp booklet, pale rose cover, containing five panes of 6 stamps (two stamps are missing), separated by interleaves, produced by St. Petersburg Main Post Office for City Post Offices, clip is slightly rusted, minor aged stains on cover, still fresh, F/VF and extremely rare, since it is one of two known booklets without rubber handstamp. The other one was in the Liphschutz collection and according to G.Graveri Auction on May 1, 1993 description of the lot (#1444) is very similar to the lot offered now.
3000.00
588  105a-06a
1915, money stamps, 10k blue and 15k orange brown, two imperf copies, first one with pinhole, otherwise nice margins all around, fresh, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
589    106
1916, cover from Helsingfors to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), franked with Romanov Dynasty money stamp 15k brown, opened by censor, arrival ds, VF
100.00
590 **   106a
1915, money stamps, 15k orange brown, imperf block of 4, fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce multiple
750.00
591 **   107 var
1915, money stamp, 20k olive green, top right corner margin copy, text on reverse is missing due to foldover, and part of it is printed on the corner margin, no gum as issued, NH, VF and spectacular error
120.00
592 **   109 var
1915, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, varnish lines omitted, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #81AxF2, 1,000
100.00
593  109 var
1915, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, smooth white tablet under center oval (position #49 of a cplt printer's sheet), full OG, previously hinged, VF
100.00
594  110
1916, Imperial Saving Card for pasting postal savings stamps of 10k denomination, contains six stamps of 10k on 7k brown, Coat of Arms and Conditions inside, control punch at the UR corner, VF and scarce item
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100.00
595 **   112-16
1916-17, money stamps, cplt set of 5, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $57.25
 
40.00
596  119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperf cplt set of 17, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
 
40.00
597    120
1917, 2k green, postmaster rouletted (!) perf on imperf stamp, used on newspaper wrapper from Moscow to Geneva, re-directed to Finland, censored, usual vert fold, otherwise VF and extremely rare franking
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400.00
598  119
1917, 1k orange, imperf side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo ovpt "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
599  120
1917, 2k gray green, imperf side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo ovpt "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), slight diagonal crease is affecting two stamps, full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
600  121
1917, 3k red, imperf side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo ovpt "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
601  122
1917, 5k claret, imperf side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo ovpt "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG is slightly disturbed, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
602  87h var
1919, 1r pale brown, brown and red orange, horiz varnish lines, double impression of frame and inverted center, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
603  87g
1919, perf proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, bottom left corner margin block of 4, misperforated as often, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, Mi #77DyPa, 1,400++
350.00
604  87g
1919, imperf proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, bottom sheet margin copy, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77DyPUa, 250++
100.00
605  87g
1919, imperf proof of 1r in dark brown, green and orange, nice balanced margins all around, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #77DyPUc, 300
100.00
606 **   138b var
1919, 7r dark green and pink, horiz varnish lines, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), right vertical row of five stamps with completely omitted varnish lines, NH, VF, Mi #80DyF3, 1,000++
 
200.00
607 Mi 1

Imperial Official stamps

1909, red typo overprint "For Mailman" on 15k blue on paper with salmon network, fresh, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
608 **/*  Mi 1
1909, red typo overprint "For Mailman" on 15k blue on paper with salmon network, vertical tete-beche pair, fresh, full OG, VLH or NH, VF and quite scarce multiple
250.00
609   Mi 2
1918, "For Mailman" 15k black on salmon, used together with four 10k on 7k light blue on Kamenets court notice, all appropriate markings, stamp is defected, otherwise VF
200.00
610    

Imperial Officially mailed correspondences

1874, official entire wrapper sent free-frank from Tobolsk Government Administration to Ishim District Court, officially sealed with pre-printed label, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
611    
1912, official cover from Meched (Persia) to Berlin, franked on reverse with Shah Ahmed 13c violet and ultra, sealed with Russian official label of Meched Office of Persian Discount Loan Bank, VF
150.00
612    

Imperial Official Correspondences - Great Collection

1850-1916, Exhibition Style Collection in three binders contains over two hundred wrappers, covers or entire letters officially sealed and mailed from Government or Local Administrations, including 15 items from Rural Volost Administrations; Scientific Institutions and Organizations, Orthodox and Catholic Churches, Police Offices, Charity Associations and Societies, Gymnasiums and Schools, and etc. The collection is showing wide assortment of official wax or paper seals and official stamps, as well as different entry, transit and arrival markings. Small conveyance flaws are possible, but generally fresh and absolutely fabulous lot for a connoisseur.
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Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9,
Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14
6000.00
613    

Russian maritime mailings missent to the US Sea Post Offices

1891, Russian Empire stationery envelope 10k blue (Mi #U34B) sent from Turinsk (Ural Region) on December 5, 1891 to Hamburg, erroneously delivered to NYC due to incorrect address, violet line marking "Missent to Sea Post No.6", and circular "Missent to New York. U.S.A./Jan. 5.92" are alongside, Hamburg "15/1.92" arrival ds, F/VF and well-traveled item
100.00
614    
1908, Russian PPC franked with 4k carmine, written in Hebrew, sent from Vilkya (Kovno Govt, now Kaunas) to Germany, black line marking "Missent" and "Transatlantic Post Office. 2" ds are alongside, VF
100.00
616    
1908, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, five different pre-printed advertising messages, sent locally in St. Petersburg, VF
75.00
617    
1908, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, five different pre-printed advertising messages, sent locally in St. Petersburg, arrival red machine cancel, minor paper fold, still VF
75.00
618    
1908, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, five different pre-printed advertising messages, sent from St. Petersburg to Germany, uprated with 1k orange, mostly VF
75.00
619    
1916, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, two different pre-printed advertising messages, sent from St. Petersburg to Moscow, postmarked on arrival, VF
75.00
620    

Russian Red Cross Charity postcards

1900-02, five charitable "Red Cross" litho color PPC, various art subjects, two with slight folds, generally fresh and VF
150.00
621    

Russian mailing from Sakhalin Island

1913, cover from Port Alexandrovsk on Sakhalin Island to Berlin, franked with four stamps, met altogether 20k postal rate, nicely cancelled with "P.-Aleksandrov. na Sakhal."ds, Berlin arrival marking, VF and scarce mailing
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500.00
622    

Russian Military mailings during XIX century

1863, stationery embossed envelope 10k black (#U4A), sent from Porech'e (Smolensk Govt) to St. Petersburg, addressed to topographic military unit of General Staff,"439" inside rectangle dot canc, arrival ds, sealed with wax, F/VF
150.00
623    

Russo-Turkish War

1877-78, military telegram from Commander-in-Chief of the Russian armed forces in the Balkans, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Senior to the Emperor Alexander II, to send additional troops to the front, VF and very rare
1000.00
624    
1910's, color letter sheet of 178th Wenden Rifle Regiment, showing soldiers in various period of service, tear along vertical fold, minor water toning, still F/VF
100.00
625    

Russia during the World War I

1914, free-frank illustrated military postcard from Narva to Mitava, bearing violet military hospital marking, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
626    
1915, free-frank PPC from War Cruiser "Bogatyr'" addressed to Petrograd, violet military marking, arrival ds, VF
100.00
627    
1915, Charity postcard used locally in Moscow, franked with 1k orange yellow, Charity label in green and white has been applied at the bottom right corner, Moscow machine cancellation, VF
100.00
628    
1916, illustrated military letter card, sent free-frank from Grodno Military Hospital for Wounded Soldiers to Beliov (Tula Govt), violet military marking, arrival ds, VF
150.00
629    

Russian Mute cancellations

1914, pre-printed registered cover from Kiev to St. Petersburg, marking "Registered" has horiz obliterated bar over "Kiev", franked on reverse with a pair of Romanov Dynasty 7k brown, tied by double large concentric circles mute canc, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
150.00
630    
1914, pre-printed cover from Yekaterinoslav to Kiev, franked with 7k light blue (#78), tied by striped rectangle mute canc, arrival cds on the back, VF
100.00
631 **   

Russian Rail Road stamps and cancellations

1900's, Nikolayev Rail Road Revenue stamps, 1k-10k, set of 4, stamp of 5k is misperf, fresh, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
632    
1904, PPC from Chita to Brussels, insufficiently franked with 2k green (#56), bearing Chita PO oval postage due marking "4k", delivered with three (!) TPO's and bearing all appropriate markings, arrival ds, VF
200.00
633    
1909, stationery postcard 3k red (#P15F) addressed to Manchuria, delivered with mailcar No.262 "Harbin - Manchuria" (Tchilinghirian fig.666), Manchuli arrival ds (fig.563), VF
150.00
634    

Russian Steamship cancellations

1894, cover from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg via Nagasaki, Yokohama, and New York, franked with 10k blue, bearing all transit and arrival markings, including "Nagasaki. Japan.27" ds, VF and very scarce itinerary
500.00
635    
1898, stationery postcard 4k red (#P11), sent from Vladivostok to Cologne via Nagasaki, delivered with Russian and French packet-boats, circular "Ligne" marking, arrival and transit cds, VF and scarce
150.00
636    
1898, PPC from Samara to Prague, franked with 3k carmine (#48), tied with steamship "Kazan - Astrakhan" circular ds, Warsaw transit and arrival cds, VF
100.00
637    
1907, cover franked with a pair of 5k claret (#58) tied with black oval "Parokhod Obsch.R.V.A.P." (Tchilinghirian fig 527) ds, addressed to New York, delivered by a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Co. to Japan, boxed"Paquebot" marking, Tsuruga transit on reverse, mostly VF
400.00
638    
1908, stationery card 3k red (#P17) written in Japanese, uprated with 1k orange, delivered by packet-boat, tied with Tsuruga ds (Tchilinghirian fig 697) and clear boxed "Paquebot" marking upon arrival to Tsuruga, arrival cds, VF
200.00
639    
1908, PPC from steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Sretensk" to Moscow, franked with 3k rose red (#57), tied with oval steamship letter "b" marking, arrival ds, VF
300.00
640    
1911, stationery postcard 3k red, sent from steamship of the Second Murmansk Steamship Co. to Vilmanstrand (then Russian Finland), oval steamship letter "a" marking, arrival ds, VF and extremely rare mailing, especially in this nice condition
1000.00
641    
1912, PPC written in Japanese, delivered with steamship "Vladivostok - Tsuruga", franked with 4k carmine (#76), tied with incomplete steamship cds (Tchilinghirian fig 690), Tsuruga violet marking (fig 697), arrival ds, F/VF and rare card
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400.00
642    
1915, cover from Baku to Isfahan via Tehran, delivered by steamship "Baku - Enzeli", franked with 10k blue on reverse, appropriate transit and arrival markings, VF
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200.00
643    

The Black Sea Bottle mailing

1931, stationery postcard 5k brown, uprated with 3k blue (faded), addressed to Hydrometeorology Institute of the Black and Azov Seas, the text on reverse reads: "this bottle has been dropped in Feodosiya for research of the Sea. Person who finds the bottle, please fill out this form and put the card to the nearest mail box...", the bottle was found at Poti (Georgian SSR), all appropriate markings, usual folds and minor water staining, still VF and rare
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300.00