Lots 474 - 639, Catalogue of Auction #28 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
474  1
Imperial Postage Stamps 1857-1917 1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with nice margins all around, watermark "1", cancelled with "9" inside oval dotted cancellation (Tauroggen, now Lithuania), fresh, VF, Mi #1, C.v. $800
400.00
475  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperf copy, balanced margins, watermark "1", cancelled with "87" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Nizhnedyevitsk - Voronezh Govt), VF, C.v. $800
400.00
476  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, four great margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", cancelled with pre-philatelic Riga circular ds, sharp colors, VF, C.v. $800
400.00
477  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with clear margins at three sides and large margin at the bottom, watermark "1", a dot between "10" and "kop" at the bottom inscription variety, cancelled with "6" inside oval dot cancellation (Odessa), insignificant flaws, still fresh, F/VF and extremely rare, reportedly only 4 copies have been recorded, Mikulski certificate, Mi #1PF III
1000.00
478  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark "1", printed on thick paper, tiny top left corner crease, nevertheless post office fresh colors and full embossing, nice centering and perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by Friedl, Buchsbayew certificate, Mi #2x
4000.00
479 (*)   4
1858, 30k green and carmine, perforation 14 1/2, watermark "3", printed on thick paper, perfect centering and intact perforation, overall sound condition, unused, no gum, VF, Philatelic Foundation and S. Sismondo certificates, Mi #4x, 7,500
4000.00
480  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, excellent centering and intact perforation, very fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #10, 500
300.00
481 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of 6, printed on horizontally laid paper, two high values with sheet margins, fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x
300.00
482  23 var
1866, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, broken "10" at the top left corner, so-called "kalach" variety, intact perforation and brilliant colors, slight thin from hinge removal, full OG, previously hinged, VF and with high probability unique variety in mint condition with original gum
5000.00
483  27b
1875, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, absolutely perfect colors and embossing, nice perforation and centering, very fresh and choice stamp, full OG, LH, VF and very rare, especially in this flawless condition, Mi #25y, 2,500
2000.00
484  36b
1883, 14k blue and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper without thunderbolts, center is inverted, neatly cancelled, great colors and embossing, intact perforation, pin-point paper scuff at the top is mentioned for accuracy only, VF and rare, ex-Faberge, Mikulski certificate, Mi #34K, 7,500
5000.00
485 **   41-45
1889, 4k-1r, complete set of 5, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh, NH, VF
75.00
486  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, two complete sets printed on horizontally laid paper, the total is 14 stamps, fresh, full OG, LH, F/VF
150.00
487  50
1900, postal forgery of 7k blue, printed on paper without watermark, block of 4, genuine cancellation "Otdelenie Pochtovogo Vagona No 4. 10.VII.1900", perforation reinforced by hinges, tiny top left corner crease, otherwise fresh color, VF and possibly unique multiple, Mi #49F, 4,000 for four singles
5000.00
488  55-70
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 17, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
150.00
489  55a
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, imperforated copy with large balanced margins, full OG, very light trace of hinge mark, VF and rare, by mistake the stamp is described NH in Hovest certificate, Mi #45yU, the stamp is listed, but has no price in Michel Cat.
1500.00
490 **   56 var
1905, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin block of 6 (3x2), background is printed on gum side, post office fresh condition, NH, VF and rare multiple
1000.00
491 **   60 var
1905, 10k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin block of 6 (3x2), background printed on gum side, very fresh, full OG, NH, VF and rare multiple of unrecorded variety
1500.00
492  67
1902, postal forgery of 70k brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, perforation 11 1/4, genuine postal cancellation "Lodz. 4.03.05", fresh, VF and scarce forgery for the detriment of Postal Authorities, Mi #54F, 1,000
600.00
493  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, two high values printed on vertically laid paper, fresh, full OG, hinged, VF, C.v. $125
100.00
494 **   71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, perforation 11 1/2, right sheet margin copy with a control mark, excellent condition, full OG, LH on margin only, stamp is NH, XF, C.v. $225 as hinged
200.00
495  77a
1912-17, proof in issued color of 5k in lilac, printed on official stamped paper with green and brown network, block of 4, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
1000.00
496 **   77a var
1912, 5k lilac, bottom right corner margin block of 6 (2x3), watermark "wavy lines" on all right stamps and margin, spectacular pre-printing paper folds are affecting two stamps, especially bottom right one, which has considerably changed design, stripe of skipped gum mostly on margin, otherwise full OG, NH, VF, Rosselevitch's guarantee marking
300.00
497  79
1908, perforated plate proof of 10k in light blue (issued color), changed design of the center and curls of the top ribbon, printed on wove stamp paper without gum, one short tip of perforation on the top left, nevertheless very fresh, VF and rare, Mikulski's opinion
1000.00
498 **   81d var
1909-12, 15k red brown and blue, block of 10 (5x2), all bottom stamps with double impression of frames and centers due to pre-printing paper fold, NH, F/VF and spectacular error, ex-Baughman
500.00
499 **   82 var
1909-12, 20k blue and carmine, groundwork is printed on gum side, complete pane of 25 stamps with control mark "5" at the bottom right corner, fresh, NH, VF, Mi #73 var
750.00
500 **   87a
1910, 1r pale brown, dark brown and orange, complete sheet with full intact margins of 40 stamps, watermark at the top and bottom margins, orange marginal inscription reads: "Kred. Tip. 1910", two vertical orange stripes on the left and right margins, small perf separations and two thins on side selvages only, very fresh, NH, VF and scarce multiple
300.00
501 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, nice and flawless, stamp of 3r with top right corner margin, full OG, NH, F/VF and scarce never hinged
150.00
502  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $92.40
 
60.00
503  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $92.40
 
60.00
504 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, "Winter Palace", 2r red brown, right sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, right stamp with gum scuff mostly on margin, otherwise very fresh, full OG, NH, VF appearance, C.v. $1,550 as hinged
750.00
505 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, "Winter Palace", 2r red brown, three-side margin imperforated block of 15, bottom part of a sheet, post office fresh, full OG, NH, XF and possibly the largest known multiple of this rare issue, C.v. $11,625as hinged singles
10000.00
506 **   103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Romanov Castle, 3r dark violet, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, right stamp with minor spots of offset on gum side, very fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,550 as hinged
1000.00
507  88

Romanov Dynasty Proofs

1913, Peter the Great, die proof of center of 1k stamp in black, printed on thickened white paper, approximate size 40x52mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
500.00
508  88
1913, Peter the Great, plate proof of 1k in black, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x50mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
509  88
1913, Peter the Great, plate proof of 1k in brown orange (issued color), complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 44x54mm, minor usual thins at the top, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
510  90
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 46x70mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
511  90
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in carmine rose (close to issued color), printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x70mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
512 Mi P25
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, printed on thin yellowish card, approximate size 40x45mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
513 Mi P25
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, unfinished design, printed on thin yellowish card, endorsed at the bottom, approximate size 43x43mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
514 Mi P26
1913, Peter the Great, plate proof of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, complete design, names of artist and engraver at the bottom, printed on thin yellowish card, approximate size 41x44mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
515  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 7k in blue, "large head", not accepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 37x40mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
516  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 7k stamp in blue, "small head", accepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 37x39mm, tiny thin at the top left corner, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
517  92
1913, Nicholas II, two black-and-white photo proofs of center of 7k stamp, mounted on cards, approximate size 36x40mm, two different stages of completion, with printer's arrows in red ink, VF
300.00
518  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, unfinished design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x68mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
519  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, oval truncated at the bottom, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 31x45mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
520  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 37x48mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
521  93
1913, Nicholas II, two black-and-white photo proofs of center of 10k stamp, mounted on cards, approximate size 35x40mm, oval truncated at the top or at the bottom, printer's arrows in red ink, VF
300.00
522  94
1913, Alexander I, plate proof of not accepted design of 14k in blue, actual stamp of this denomination was issued with portrait of Catherine II, printed on smooth slightly bluish stamp paper, approximate size 34x36mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare
1500.00
523  95
1913, Nicholas I, plate proof of 15k in black, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x45mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
524  95
1913, Nicholas I, plate proof of 15k in pale brown, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x50mm, slight usual thins at the top corners, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
525  95
1913, Nicholas I, two-colored plate proof of 15k in dark violet and black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 39x48mm, usual thins at the top corners, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
750.00
526  95
1913, Nicholas I, two-colored plate proof of 15k in dark violet and green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x50mm, slight thins at the top corners as often, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
750.00
527  95
1913, plate proof of frame of 15k stamp in dark violet, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x50mm, minor thin at the top, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
528  95
1913, Nicholas I, plate proof of center of 15k stamp in green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x68mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
529  96
1913, Alexander I, plate proof of 20k in black, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x50mm, minor thin at the top left corner, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
600.00
530  96
1913, Alexander I, die proof of center of 20k stamp in olive, unfinished design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x78mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
531  96
1913, Alexander I, two black-and-white photo proofs of 20k stamp, mounted on cards, approximate size 34x41mm, two different stages of completion, with printer's arrows in red ink, VF
300.00
532  97
1913, Alexis Mikhailovich, plate proof of 15k in violet, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 41x78mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
533  97
1913, Alexis Mikhailovich, two black-and-white photo proofs of 25k stamp, mounted on cards, approximate size 35x44mm, two different stages of completion, with printer's arrows in red ink, VF
300.00
534  98
1913, Paul I, plate proof of 35k in pale brown, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x51mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
535  98
1913, plate proof of frame of 35k stamp in dark violet, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 47x53mm, no gum as issued, LH, VF
500.00
536  98
1913, Paul I, plate proof of center of 35k stamp in gray blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 47x67mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
537  100
1913, Mikhail Feodorovich, die proof of center of 70k stamp in black, printed on white glossy paper, approximate size 42x44mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
500.00
538  100
1913, Mikhail Feodorovich, plate proof of 70k in green, complete design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x50mm, very slight thins at the top as often, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
539  100
1913, plate proof of frame of 70k stamp in orange brown, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x49mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
540  101 var
1913, Nicholas II, perforated proof of 1r in brown, not accepted design, printed on white wove paper, no gum as issued, VF and very rare, ex-Faberge
1000.00
541  101 var
1913, Nicholas II, plate proof of 1r in black, not accepted design, printed on white wove paper, approximate size 34x46mm, no gum as issued, VF
1000.00
542  102
1913, Winter Palace, imperforated proof of 2r in orange yellow, printed on watermarked "borders and rosettes" paper, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and very rare
1500.00
543  103
1913, Romanov Castle, plate proof of 3r in dark violet (issued color), printed white smooth paper, approximate size 80x50mm, no gum as issued, NH, VF and rare
1000.00
544  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center for 5r stamp in black, not accepted design, "large head", printed on white wove paper, approximate size 32x38m, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
545  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center for 5r stamp in black, not accepted design, "small head", printed on thin card, approximate size 33x36mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
546  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, two black-and-white photo proofs of center of 5r stamp, not accepted design, one with additional inner oval line, mounted on cards, approximate size 48x52mm, VF
300.00
547  107
1915, money stamp 20k olive green, block of 4, misperforated horizontally and a part of double vertical perforation, fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF
200.00
548 **   112-16
1916-17, money stamps, complete set of 5, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $65.75
 
40.00
549 **   115
1916-17, money stamps 2k green, complete sheet with intact margins of 100 stamps, folded along perf, very fresh, no gum as issued, VF, C.v. $3,500 as singles
 
1000.00
550 **   119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17, several with sheet margins, others with nice margins all around, full OG, NH, F/VF
100.00
551  119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $62.20
 
40.00
552  121
1917, 3k red, imperforated sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), overprinted "OBRAZETS" in black, full OG, NH or LH (3), VF and scarce item from Postal Archives
500.00
553  123
1917, 5k claret, imperforated three-side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), overprinted "OBRAZETS" in black, full OG, NH or LH (2), VF and scarce item from Postal Archives
500.00
554 **/*   124 var
1917, 10k dark blue, imperforated block of 4 with complete offset of the design on gum side, full OG, NH or LH, VF, Mi #69 IIBd var, 120 as for single stamps without var
100.00
555 **/*   131e
1917, 1r pale brown, brown and red orange, top margin block of 5 with control marking, pale brown background is inverted, fresh, full OG, NH or LH (2), VF, Mi #77 BxK3, 250++
100.00
556  87g
1919, perforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, misperforated, NH, VF, Mi #77DyPa, 350++
150.00
557  87g
1919, perforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, top margin block of 4, misperforated, NH, VF, Mi C.v. 1,400++
600.00
558  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, bottom left corner margin copy, NH, VF, Mi #77 DyPUa, 250
150.00
559  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, green and orange, double impression of dark brown color, full OG, LH, VF
200.00
560  Barefoot #1-9

Imperial Official and Charity stamps

1890, Distillery Tax stamps, inscribed "Kontrol'no_Akciznaia Marka", 1k-25r, complete set of 9, stamps of 1k and 10k are unused, all others - used, fresh and flawless, VF, Barefoot C.v. 285
200.00
561  Barefoot #23
1907, plate proof of Revenue stamp of 1r in black, printed on white wove paper, approximate size 47x68mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and very rare, ex-Faberge
750.00
562 **/* L  
1914, Women's Committee For Helping Wounded Soldiers, collection of 29 Charity stamps, 1k-500r, perforated and imperforated, minor flaws are possible, generally nice and fresh lot, F/VF or better, very rare assembly, Nedayvodin Cat. #1652-59a
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500.00
563 ** L  
1916, Military 5 1/2% Bonds, lot of 28 different advertising multicolored stamps, including block of 13 (4x3 and one on the left), very fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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200.00
564    

Imperial Postal History 1806-1917
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
565    
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
566    
1839, officially stamped paper with double-headed eagle watermark, 50k black, written in German, sent from Pernau to Revel, sealed with wax, all appropriate markings, VF and rare
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500.00
567    
1841, entire letter from Odessa to Trieste, boxed Odessa marking and arrival Trieste ds in red, insignificant tear due to wax seal, mostly VF
100.00
568    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
569    
1849, entire wrapper from Taganrog to Bordeaux via Berlin, boxed Taganrog marking is on reverse, Berlin transit and Bordeaux arrival, VF
100.00
570   Mi SU4E

Imperial Postal Stationery envelopes

1861, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, embossed Coat of Arms is inverted and placed at the bottom left corner, size 114x76mm, sent locally in St. Petersburg, appropriate postal markings in red, VF and rare
750.00
571   Mi U3a
1848, stationery envelope 30k+1k carmine rose, size 142x115mm, a jag on outer frame at the right variety, post office fresh, unused, VF
150.00
572   Mi U6
1848, stationery envelope 30k+1k carmine rose, size 142x115mm, two insignificant spots on the left, otherwise fresh, unused, VF
100.00
573    2

The Second Issue of Imperial postage stamps used on mailings

1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, slightly rounded bottom left corner, used on entire wrapper addressed to St. Petersburg R.O.P.iT. Office, pen cross cancellation, sealed with wax, VF
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250.00
574    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, 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
575    3
1859, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, nice and fresh colors, used on cover from Grobino to Friedrichstadt, cancelled by "24" inside dotted hexagon with pointed sides cancellation, another Grobinopre-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
576    5, 6, 10

Unwatermarked stamps franking (III and IV issues)

1865, four stamps: 1k, 3k x2, and 30k, all with perforation 12 1/2, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Paris, red "P.D." (Paid), arrival ds, VF and rare early three-color franking
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1000.00
577    9
1860, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, straight "2" in "20" at the bottom left value tablet 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
578    13-15
1867, three stamps with perforation 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
579    9, 13-14

The Third and the Fourth issues mixed franking covers

1869, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 12 1/2, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), by mistake remained not cancelled, blue transit, arrival ds, VF and extremely rare item
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2000.00
580    9, 13-14
1870, six stamps, including horizontal pair of 20k blue and orange with perforation 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
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1500.00
581    9, 12, 22

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

1869, five stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 12 1/2, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseilles, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF and very rare
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1800.00
582    17, 20, 22a

The Fourth and Fifth issues mixed franking

1869, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, and 5k black and gray on laid paper, color variety, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Grenoble, redirected to Villard De Lans, red "P.D.", postmarked on arrival, VF
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250.00
583    13, 22, 24
1870, three stamps, including 3k black and green with perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, used on entire wrapper from Mitava to Paris, blue transit, red "P.D.", postmarked on arrival, slight ink soiling on reverse, still F/VF
200.00
584    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 transit, boxed"Aus Russland Franco", postmarked on arrival, horizontal fold is affecting 3k stamp, otherwise VF and rare
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500.00
585    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
586    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
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150.00
587    19, 22a, 23
1870, six stamps, including 5k black and gray, error of color, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Lyon, red Moscow cancellation, red "P.D.", Paris transit and arrival ds, horizontal fold did not affect the stamps, VF
150.00
588    20d, 22a, 23
1870, five stamps, including 3k black and green with "V" error of background, in addition vertical 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
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400.00
589    24
1874, 20k blue and orange, used on entire wrapper from Mariupol to Marseilles, red boxed "P.D.", transit and arrival markings, VF and nice solo franking
150.00
590    19c, 20c, 23a

Stamps on vertically laid paper franking

1872, three stamps printed on vertically 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
591    22c
1872, three stamps of 5k black and lilac, printed on vertically laid paper, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Berlin, blue "Aus Russland. Franco", arrival ds on reverse, VF and rare franking
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750.00
592    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically 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"Aus Russland", transit and arrival markings, mostly VF and possibly unique single franking item from a small town
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750.00
593    20, 22, 24a
1872, entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Lyon, franked with three stamps, including 20k blue and orange on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, usual folds did not affect the stamps, F/VF
150.00
594    20c, 23
1874, three stamps, including horizontal pair of 3k black and green printed on vertically 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 a small town
1000.00
595    20c, 24a
1877, registered cover addressed to Moscow, franked on reverse with two stamps on vertically 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
596    26, 28

The Sixth issue franking

1875, three stamps on horizontally 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 horizontal fold away from the stamps, VF
100.00
597    19, 20, 28

The Fifth and Sixth issues mixed franking

1876, five stamps, printed on horizontally 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 did not affect, F/VF
100.00
598    

Mailings 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
599    
1875, pre-printed cover from Odessa to Marseilles, sent without paid postage, customs marking of Podwoloczysk (then Russian Poland) and Strasbourg, black boxed 11-line cachet, and two French Duty stamps on reverse, VF
100.00
600    
1878, official free-frank cover addressed to Russian Emperor Alexander II, sent from Lindenau (Austria), bearing four various tax markings, two of which are obliterated by blue crayon, official label of Lindenau K.K. Postamt on reverse, postmarked at St. Petersburg, VF and interesting mailing
100.00
601    46, 50

Later Imperial issues franking

1899, registered cover from Tsaritsin Metallurgical Works to France, bearing appropriate Zavod registered label nicely franked with 14 values (13 stamps of 1k orange are on reverse),re-directed, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
602    79a
1911, 10k light blue, used on cover from Baku to Tehran, the stamp erroneously has been cancelled upon arrival to Tehran, transit and arrival markings, VF
150.00
603    91, 92, 98
1913, Romanov Dynasty, three stamps used on registered money letter for 30rub, sent from St. Petersburg to Vyborg Govt. (then Russian Finland), sealed with wax, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
604    89, 90, 95
1914, Romanov Dynasty, three stamps used on registered cover from Petrograd to Stockholm, boxed "Vynuto iz pochtovogo iaschika" (Removed from a Mail Box), opened and then sealed by censor, VF
100.00
605    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
606    82
1921, bisect of 20k blue and carmine, used on registered cover to Voronezh, posted in the mail at Field PO No.33, another type of Field PO cancellation is alongside, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
500.00
607    

Russian Disinfected mailings

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
250.00
608    
1900, cover from Feodosiya (Crimea Peninsula) to Goeteborg, franked with 10k blue, violet boxed "Ochischeno v Feod. Karantine" (Cleaned at Feod. Quarantine) marking, postmarked on arrival, VF and very rare
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750.00
609    

Imperial Advertising stationery envelopes and postcards

1898, complete stationery advertising envelope 7k blue, series No.1, sent from Kegel (Estland Govt.) to Berlin, uprated with 3k carmine, contains over 30 various advertising messages inside and on reverse, arrival ds, minor separation, still VF, Mikulski certificate
500.00
610    
1898, complete stationery advertising envelope 7k blue, series No.13, sent from St. Petersburg to Italy, uprated with 3k carmine, tied with "4" inside framed cross figure cancellation, contains over 30 various advertising messages inside and on reverse, arrival ds, minor separation, still VF
500.00
611    
1899, stationery advertising envelope 7k blue, series No.93, printed in Simferopol, sent from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen, uprated with 3k carmine, contains about 20 various advertising messages inside and on reverse, arrival ds, incomplete, VF and scarce
300.00
612    
1902, direct mailing piece with various advertisements of Kharkov Agricultural Machine Co. used as reply card by a customer of the Company, and sent from Belgorod to Kharkov, franked with 7k blue, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
613    
1907, Esperanto four-language advertising envelope pre-printed with emblem and the text on front and reverse, sent from Vinnitsa to France, franked with four regular values, postmarked on arrival, vertical fold away from the stamps, F/VF
100.00
614    

Red Cross Charity envelopes and postcards

1898, Red Cross pre-printed cover, endorsed "Printed matter", sent from Baku to Netherlands via Yekaterinoslav and Warsaw, franked with 2k green, transit marking on reverse, VF
150.00
615    
1904-15, nine St. Eugene "Red Cross" Charity picture postcards, various subjects, eight multicolored, one is - black-and-white; four - mint, five - used, generally VF
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250.00
616    

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
617    
1904, PPC from Poltava to Pavlovsk (St. Petersburg Govt.), franked with 3k carmine, tied with Poltava Train Station ds, in addition circular TPO marking "2" is alongside, VF
150.00
618    
1904, PPC from Lake Baikal Train Station to Brussels, franked with two of 3k rose red, 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 and rare well-travelled card
300.00
619    
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
620    23a

Russian Steamship cancellations

1872, entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Kristinestad (then Russian Finland), franked with 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, tied with "Parokhodom iz Kronshtadta"circular marking, delivered by Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea steamship, arrival boxed cancel, VF and very scarce, ex-Faberge, S. Sismondo certificate
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800.00
621    
1896, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P11), sent from Vladivostok to USA via Nagasaki and Yokohama, delivered with a packet-boat, boxed "Paquebot" marking and Nagasaki clear ds cancelled Imperial stamp(Tchilinghirian fig 692, 694), postmarked on arrival, insignificant water toning, still F/VF
250.00
622    
1908, PPC franked with 3k red, addressed to Moscow, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Sretensk", tied with oval letter "b" marking, two type of steamship cancellations are alongside, arrival ds, VF
300.00
623    
1908, postal stationery card 4k red, addressed to Kobe, written in Japanese, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Company, tied with black oval letter "d" marking (Tchilinghirian fig 526), Tsuruga transit and arrival ds, VF and scarce
400.00
624    
1909, PPC franked with 4k carmine, addressed to Germany, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the First Murmansk Steamship Company, tied with oval "1-e Murmanskoe Parokh." ds, Arkhangelsk transit, VF and very rare
1000.00
625    
1909, PPC franked with 3k red, addressed to Kuzomen' (Arkhangelsk Govt.), posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the Second White Sea Steamship Company, tied with oval "2-e Belomorskoe Parokh." ds, VF, ex-Faberge, S. Sismondo certificate
900.00
626    
1910, PPC franked with 3k red, addressed to Kharkov, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of Crimean - Caucasian Steamship Company, boxed s/s cancellation in green, Odessa transit and Kharkov arrival markings, VF and very rare
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900.00
627    79a
1908, cover franked with scarce 10k light blue, addressed to Switzerland, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Nikolayevsk", tied with oval steamship ds, postmarked on arrival, VF and rare, S. Sismondo certificate
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600.00
628    
1915, PPC franked with 3k red, addressed to Yakutsk, posted in the mail on board of the Lena River steamship No.5 "Yakutsk - Ust'kuta (now Irkutsk)", two clear oval steamship markings, arrival ds, VF
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600.00
629    
1916, PPC showing Office of the Russian Volunteer Fleet at Vladivostok (R.V.A.P. Co.), posted in the mail on board of steamship "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
630    

Soviet Period steamship cancellations

1928, cover franked with 10th Anniversary of Revolution 8k black and brown, addressed to Irkutsk, posted in the mail on the board of Lena River steamship "Yakutsk - Ust'kuta", tied with violet oval steamship ds, postmarked on arrival, VF and rare
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750.00
631    
1931, PPC addressed to Leningrad, insufficiently franked with two regular values (5k), cancelled with oval steamship "Rybinsk - Perm" ds, oval steamship postage due marking has been added and endorsed "20", postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00
632    

Russian Military correspondences during the XIX century - Russo-Turkish War

1879, military free-frank cover from Varna (Bulgaria) to Helsingfors, tied with Varna "13.III.79" ds (Tchilinghirian fig.76), Odessa and St. Petersburg transit markings, postmarked on arrival, VF and extremely rare
1500.00
633    
1898, stationery postcard 3k red, tied with blue oval "Polevaia Pochta na Manevrah. VII.1898" with endorsed date, posted in the mail at Pargolovo (St. Petersburg Govt.), addressed to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), all appropriate markings, VF and rare
1200.00
634    

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
635    

Russian military mailings during the World War I

1914, illustrated free-frank military envelope and pre-printed with military content enclosure, sent from Active Forces to Revel (now Tallinn), postmarked on arrival, VF
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120.00
636    
1915, free-frank PPC from Baltic Sea Navy unit located in Petrograd to Helsingfors, violet military marking, arrival ds, VF
100.00
637    

Russian Mute cancellations

1914, postcard from Yekaterinoslav (now Dniepropetrovsk) to Pskov, franked with Romanov Dynasty 3k rose red, tied with striped rectangle mute cancellation, arrival ds, VF
100.00
638    
1914, registered pre-printed cover from Yuriev (now Tartu) to Riga, franked with Romanov Dynasty 14k blue green, tied with Yuriev mute cancellation, registered boxed marking has truncated name of town, arrival ds is painted over Riga, VF and spectacular mailing
150.00
639    

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", the cover has been opened for display, mostly VF
150.00