Lots 538 - 610, Catalogue of Auction #26 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
538    

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
539    

Pre-Philatelic Mailings

1806, entire wrapper from Kharkov to Tambov Govt administration via Voronezh, showing pre-philatelic markings of Kharkov and Voronezh, both are unlisted in Dobin Cat, VF and very rare
400.00
540    
1810, entire wrapper sent from Kharkov to Tambov, line pre-philatelic Kharkov cancellation, according to Dobin Cat it has #0.01, VF and rare
300.00
541    
1839, officially stamped paper 50k black, written in German, sent from Pernau to Revel, sealed with wax, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
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500.00
542    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
543    
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
544    
1849, entire wrapper from Taganrog to Bordeaux via Berlin, boxed Taganrog marking is on reverse, Berlin transit and Bordeaux arrival, VF
100.00
545   Mi SU4E

Imperial Postal Stationery Envelopes

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
120.00
546   Mi SU4G
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 137x86mm, fresh, unused, VF
120.00
547   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
100.00
548   Mi U29G
1883-84, stationery envelope 5k lilac, sent by registered mail from St. Petersburg to Constantinople via Odessa, uprated with three regular values, sealed with wax, all appropriate transit and arrival markings, VF
100.00
549    2

The Second Issue used on mailings

1858, 10k brown and blue, perf 14 1/2, fresh colors and intact perf, used on entire from St. Petersburg to Jakobstadt (then Russian Finland), tied with "1" inside circular dotted cancellation, red boxed St. Petersburg marking, usual folds away from the stamp, VF
300.00
550    3
1859, 20k blue and orange, perf 14 1/2, 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
6000.00
551    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
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1000.00
552    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
553    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
200.00
554    13-15
1867, three stamps with perf 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, red "Aus Russland", Amsterdam arrival ds on reverse, sealed with wax, VF
200.00
555    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 mistake remained not cancelled, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), blue Prussian transit, arrival ds, VF and extremely rare item
2000.00
556    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
557    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
558    17, 20, 22a

The Fourth and Fifth issues mixed franking

1869, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perf 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, 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
559    13, 22, 24
1870, three stamps, including 3k black and green with perf 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, used on entire wrapper from Mitava to Paris, blue Prussian transit, red "P.D.", postmarked on arrival, slight ink soiling on the reverse, still F/VF
200.00
560    20, 22a

Franking with stamps printed on horizontally laid paper (V issue)

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 and rare
500.00
561    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
562    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
563    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
564    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
565    24
1874, 20k blue and orange, used on entire wrapper from Mariupol to Marseilles, red boxed "P.D.", transits and arrival markings, VF and nice solo franking
150.00
566    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
567    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
568    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vert laid paper, addressed to Lyon, cancelled with "577" inside dotted truncated triangle (Altynovka, Chernigov Govt), two-line pre-philatelic Altynovka ds is on reverse, black "AusRussland", transits and arrival markings, mostly VF and possibly unique single franking item from the small town
750.00
569    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
570    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 dotted 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
571    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
1500.00
572    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
573    19, 20, 28

The Fifth and Sixth issues mixed franking

1876, five stamps, printed on horiz laid paper, used on reverse of registered cover from Moscow to Berlin, German registered label is affixed on obverse upon arrival to Berlin, all appropriate markings, minor soiling at the bottom, stamps are not affected, F/VF
100.00
574    

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
575    73

Later Imperial issues franking

1909, 1k orange, printed on wove paper, used on local pre-printed cover in St. Petersburg, all appropriate markings, VF and quite scarce "1k" solo franking
100.00
576    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 rare commercial mailing
750.00
577    

Russian Disinfected mailing

1875, entire wrapper from Odessa to Genoa, franked with vertical strip of four stamps of 5k black and lilac, blue merchant seal, slits and punctures for disinfection, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
250.00
578    

Imperial Advertising Covers and Cards

1902, complete stationery letter sheet 7k blue, with over 30 various advertising messages inside, series No.10, sent from St. Petersburg to Luxembourg, uprated with three stamps of1k orange, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
300.00
579    
1908, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, bearing seven different pre-printed in Polish advertising messages, sent from Kalish (Russian Poland) to Germany, uprated with 1k orange, VF
150.00
580    
1909, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, pre-printed with Automobile advertising on message side, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
581    
1908, stationery postcard 3k+1k red, pre-printed with five various advertising messages, including Vine and Beer commercials, sent from Goldingen (now Kuldiga - Latvia) to Berlin, VF
150.00
582    

Russian Red Cross Charity postcards

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
120.00
583    

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, forwarded to Athens, all appropriate markings, a bit soiling, otherwise F/VF and scarce card
200.00
584 **   
1900's, Nikolayev Rail Road Revenue stamps, 1k-10k, set of 4, stamp of 5k is misperforated, fresh, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
585 **   
1900's, Nikolayev Rail Road Revenue stamps, 2k and 10k, two horizontal imperf pairs, nice margins all around, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
586    
1902, PPC from Kiev to Pavlovsk (St. Petersburg Govt), franked with 3k carmine (#48), red violet train circular marking "4. Pochta", arrival ds, VF
100.00
587    
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
588    
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
589    
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 ds of all these trains, postmarked on arrival, VF
200.00
590    
1915, PPC addressed to Shanghai, franked with 4k carmine rose, cancelled with TPO "Chita-Manchuria No.259" oval ds, Russian censorship marking, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
591    
1918, cover addressed to USA, franked with 20k blue and carmine on reverse, cancelled with TPO "Manchuria - Harbin. No.261", bearing rare red oval TPO Postage Due handstamp, censored upon arrival to USA, roughly opened, still F/VF, and rare
500.00
592    

Russian Steamship cancellations

1896, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P11), sent from Vladivostok to USA via Nagasaki and Yokohama, delivered with packet-boat, clear ds and "Paquebot" marking upon arrival to Nagasaki(Tchilinghirian fig 692, 694), arrival ds, minor water toning, still F/VF
250.00
593    
1908, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P18) addressed to Japan, written in Japanese, delivered with packet-boat, upon arrival to Japan cancelled with Tsuruga ds (Tchilinghirian fig 697) and clear boxed "Paquebot" marking, VF
250.00
594    
1908, PPC sent from steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Sretensk" to Moscow, franked with 3k red (#57), tied with oval steamship letter "b" marking, two type of steamship cancellations are alongside, arrival ds, VF
300.00
595    
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 ds, VF and rare
400.00
596    
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
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600.00
597    
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
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500.00
598    
1928, cover sent from Yakutsk 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
599    
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
600    

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
601    

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
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2000.00
602    

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
603    

Russo - Japanese War 1904-05

1904, lot of three black-and-white PPC, picturing portraits of Russian Army and Fleet Commanders during the War, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
604    
1904, registered cover from Alexandrovsk on Sakhalin Island to Berlin, franked with two of 10k dark blue on reverse, cancelled with "Alexandrovskiy Post na Oct.Sakhaline.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
605    

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
606    
1916, registered cover from Housino (Mogilev Govt) to Copenhagen Red Cross Committee, delivered via Minsk Field Post Office, franked on reverse with horiz pair of 10k dark blue and Charity stamp 1k multi, opened and re-sealed by censor, F/VF
100.00
607    
1917, specially pre-printed reply postcard (reply portion is attached), addressed to Front-Line Forces, franked with 2k green, tied with Ivanchitsy (now Ukraine) ds, mostly VF and rare, this postcard is not listed either in Michel or in any Specialized Cat.
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250.00
608    

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
609    

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
610    
1914, reply stationery postcard 3k+3k red (reply portion is attached), sent from Radom to Lodz, tied with two concentric circles mute cancellation, written in Hebrew, VF
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75.00