Lots 447 - 549, Catalogue of Auction #29 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
447  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, tied by "266" inside dot cancellation (Chechersk), imperforated copy with nice balanced margins and sharp colors, VF and very scarce small town cancellation, Mikulski opinion, C.v. $800
500.00
448  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, "9" inside oval dot cancellation (Tauroggen), imperforated copy with balanced margins at three sides, reduced at the bottom left corner, fresh colors and embossing, F/VF, Mi #1, 1,000
250.00
449  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, horizontal imperforated pair, pre-philatelic Polangen (Palanga - now Lithuania) two-line cancellation, slightly reduced, but acceptable margin at the top left, and gorgeous margins at other sides, extremely fresh and nice, a part of OG, VF and very rare, E. Diena certificate
2500.00
450    1
1858, 10k brown and blue, bottom sheet margin imperforated copy with large margins at three other sides used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Taganrog, cancelled by boxed pre-philatelic "25.Febr.1858"Odessa ds, oval merchant marking at the top left, slight usual fold, otherwise VF, this cancellation presents the earliest recorded date of postmark using for the first Russian stamp
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5000.00
451    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, perfect centering and intact perforation, used on folded letter from Revel to Svarta (Finland), tied with "37" inside circular dot cancellation, other Revel pre-philatelic marking is on reverse, VF
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300.00
452    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, very fresh and nice copy, used on entire wrapper from Riga to Pernau (Parnu), tied with "38" inside circular dotted cancellation, boxed "Received. 9.July.1858" on reverse, VF
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300.00
453  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, nice centering, fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #9, 350
100.00
454    9
1863, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to St. Petersburg, arrival ds on the back, usual fold away from the stamp, VF and scarce single franking
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400.00
455    9, 13-14
1870, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 12 1/2, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), tied by 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
456    13-15
1867, three stamps, 3k, 5k and 10k, all with perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, cancelled by St. Petersburg ds, red "Aus Russland" and all appropriate markings, VF
200.00
457    13, 14, 17
1867, three stamps with perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, used on entire from St. Petersburg to Paris, red "Aus Russland. Franco", and Paris arrival alongside, VF
200.00
458 **/*   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of 6, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 1k with very light trace of hinge mark, all others are post office fresh, three stamps with sheet margins, NH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x, 750
300.00
459   Mi U15 B I
1868, stationery envelope 30k carmine rose, embossing at the top left corner, size 140x113mm, two slight traces of previous mounts on reverse, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
460    18, 20d, 24
1870, four stamps, including 30k carmine and green on paper without watermark, 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
400.00
461    19a
1878, two stamps of 1k black and orange, met 2k printed matter rate, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to train station Svarta (Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
462    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, horizontal fold not affecting the stamps, VF
150.00
463  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 vertically laid paper, top left value tablet hand-corrected due to erasing of previous cancellation, cancelled by Tsarskoye Selo ds, postmarked on arrival, wax seal, VF and very scarce mailing
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250.00
464    24a
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Genoa, arrival ds and all appropriate markings, VF
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250.00
465 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of 5, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 2k is top margin copy, fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x, 360
250.00
466    22, 26
1882, two stamps printed on horizontally laid paper, met 7k postal rate, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Riga, cancelled with "1" inside figure cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
467  31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of 8, including both shades of 2k, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, Mi #29-36, 200
100.00
468  31-40
1883-84, 1k-7r, complete 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 for information of the UPU, only a few complete sets are possible
2500.00
469  39-40
1884, Coat of Arms, two imperforated essays of unaccepted design for 3.50r in black, gray and blue; and 7r in black, gold and rose, both with center embossing, printed on horizontally laid paper, mounted over small cards, extremely well preserved, VF and with high probability unique in these color combinations, ex-Breitfus, Faberge, with E. Diena certificate
30000.00
470  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, complete set of 14, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF
150.00
471    46
1899, PPC with reverse printed upside down, picturing monarchs of Russia, Austria and Germany, addressed to Bonn, franked by stamps from these countries, tied with date markings of "Granitsa" (Border-Russia),Szozakowa (Austria), and Katowice (Germany), slightly rounded corners, mostly VF and interesting philatelic item
100.00
472  62b
1902-05, Coat of Arms, 15k violet brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, center is inverted, neatly cancelled at Kolomna (Moscow Govt.), great centering and intact perforation, extremely fresh, VF and very rare, expertized by Georg Buhler, Mikulski certificate, Michel #51K, 4,000. This variety exists only in used condition.
4000.00
473  71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, perforation 11 1/2 slightly irregular at the bottom, otherwise very fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $225
150.00
474  73-87, a
1909-12, 1k-1r, set of 31 stamps, including stamp of 10k light blue and all shades varieties listed in Scott Cat., fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $510++
150.00
475    79a
1912, 10k light blue used on pre-printed cover from Baku to Tehran via Isfahan, all appropriate transit and arrival markings, VF
150.00
476 **   82 var
1909, 20k blue and carmine, complete pane of 25, plate #4 at the bottom right corner, blue groundwork is printed on gum side, NH, VF
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750.00
477 **   82b
1909-12, 20k blue and carmine, background is omitted, block of 4, fresh, NH, VF, Mi #72AF2, 100 as hinged singles
100.00
478 **/*   84 var
1912, Coat of Arms, 35k red brown and green, full offset of the frame and printed upside down center on gum side, block of 4, fresh and nice, slightly toned full OG, trace of hinge mark on the face of one stamp, VF and extremely rare unrecorded variety, especially in multiple
2000.00
479  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $92.40
 
60.00
480  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, Mi #82-98
 
60.00
481 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, "Winter Palace", 2r red brown, imperforated block of 4, enlarged margins at the bottom and on the right, top right stamp with gum scuffs mostly at the top margin, otherwise very fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v.$3,100 as hinged singles
1500.00
482 **   103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Romanov Castle, 3r dark violet, imperforated block of 4, enlarged margin on the left, two right stamps with paper adhesion on gum side, otherwise very fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $3,100 as hinged singles
1500.00
483  88

Romanov Dynasty Proofs

The following 33 lots are originated from the Norman Epstein Collection

1913, Peter the Great, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 1k stamp in brown orange (issued color),printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 37x45mm, mounted on reddish black heavy duty card, traces of hinges on reverse, fresh, VF and rare
600.00
484  90
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x65mm, negligible thin at the top right corner, very fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
485  90
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in rose red (issued color), unfinished line of outer oval, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 22x51mm, very fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
486 Mi P25
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, printed on yellowish thin cardboard, unfinished line of outer oval, approximate size 36x42mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
500.00
487 Mi P25
1913, Alexander III, die proof of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, printed on yellowish thin cardboard, unfinished line of outer oval and unclear design, approximate size 38x44mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
488  91
1913, Peter the Great, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 4k stamp in red (issued color), printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x55mm, two minor usual thin spots at the top, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
489  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 7k stamp in blue, "large head", unaccepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 36x40mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
490  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 7k stamp in blue, "small head", accepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, unfinished outline, approximate size 36x40mm, two small thin spots at the top, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
491  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, unfinished line of outer oval, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x63mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
492  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in yellow brown, unfinished line of outer oval, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x69mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
493  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, oval truncated at the top, unaccepted design, printed on chalk-surfaced thin cardboard, approximate size 32x45mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
500.00
494  93
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, oval truncated at the bottom, unaccepted design, printed on chalk-surfaced thin cardboard, approximate size 30x45mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
495  93
1913, Nicholas II, black-and-white photo proof of center of 10k stamp, mounted on card, oval truncated at the bottom, unaccepted design, approximate size 36x40mm, printer's arrows in red ink, VF
200.00
496  94
1913, Catherine II, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 14k stamp in blue green (issued color), printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper and mounted on reddish black heavy duty cardboard, approximate size 36x45mm,fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
497  95
1913, Nicholas I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 15k stamp in olive green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 39x49mm, two small usual thins at the top, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF, expertized by Rosselevitch
600.00
498  95
1913, Nicholas I, two-colored imperforated plate proof of complete design of 15k stamp in blue and green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x49mm, tiny thin at the top right corner, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
750.00
499  95
1913, Nicholas I, two-colored imperforated plate proof of complete design of 15k stamp in dark blue and violet, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 39x49mm, small thin spot at the top right corner, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
750.00
500  95
1913, Nicholas I, two-colored imperforated plate proof of complete design of 15k stamp in green and violet, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x50mm, minor thin spot at the top right corner, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
750.00
501  95
1913, plate proof of frame of 15k stamp in light blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 46x76mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
502  96
1913, Alexander I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 20k stamp in blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 39x50mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
503  96
1913, Alexander I, die proof of center of 20k stamp in olive green, unfinished line of outer oval, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 49x72mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
504  96
1913, Alexander I, die proof of center of 20k stamp in rose carmine, unfinished line of outer oval, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 49x58mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
505  97
1913, Alexis Mikhailovich, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 25k stamp in red violet (issued color), printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper and mounted on reddish black heavy duty cardboard, approximate size38x46mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
506  98
1913, Paul I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 35k stamp in red lilac, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x68mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
507  98
1913, plate proof of frame of 35k stamp in brown, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 39x51mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
508  99
1913, plate proof of frame of 50k stamp in light blue, light impression, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x48mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
500.00
509  100
1913, Mikhail Feodorovich, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 70k stamp in green and brown (issued colors), printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper and mounted on reddish black heavy duty cardboard, approximate size 37x45mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
750.00
510  100
1913, plate proof of frame of 70k stamp in orange red, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 30x38mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
511  100
1913, Mikhail Feodorovich, die proof of center of 70k stamp in blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 28x32mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
512  101 var
1913, Nicholas II, imperforated plate proof of 1r stamp in bluish black, unaccepted design, printed on thin paper, approximate size 36x46mm, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
1000.00
513  103
1913, Romanov Castle, imperforated plate proof of 3r stamp in dark brown, printed on white smooth paper, approximate size 79x54mm, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
1000.00
514  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center for 5r stamp in black, unaccepted design, "small head", printed on thin cardboard, approximate size 42x53mm, no gm as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
515  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, two black-and-white photo proofs of center for 5r stamp, unaccepted design, one with double oval line, mounted on cards, approximate size 47x51mm, fresh, VF
400.00
516  109 var
1915, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, perforated copy, carmine lake frame is printed on gum side and misplaced, fresh, full OG, trace of hinge on front, VF
100.00
517  110a
1916, inverted black surcharge 10(k) on Romanov Dynasty 7k red brown, full OG, very light trace of hinge mark, VF, Mi #113K, 150
100.00
518 **   112-16
1916-17, money stamps, complete set of 5, fresh, no gum as issued, VF, C.v. $65.75
 
50.00
519 **   119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17, all are sheet margin copies, very fresh, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
520  119
1917, 1k orange, imperforated side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
521  120
1917, 2k gray green, imperforated side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), slight diagonal crease is affecting two stamps, full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
522  121
1917, 3k red, imperforated side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
523  122
1917, 5k claret, imperforated side sheet margin block of 10 (5x2), black typo overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce item from the Postal Archives
500.00
524    120
1917, 2k green, postmaster rouletted perforation on imperforated stamp, used on newspaper wrapper from Moscow to Geneva, re-directed to Finland, censored, usual vertical fold, otherwise VF and extremely rare franking
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500.00
525 **   131e
1917, 1r brown, light brown and red orange, light brown groundwork is inverted, imperforated right sheet margin block of 4, full OG NH, VF, Mi #77B xK3, 400++
150.00
526  135 var
1917, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, horizontal imperforated pair, yellow background is strongly shifted to the bottom right, fresh, full OG, light trace of hinge mark, VF
100.00
527 **   138b var
1919, 7r dark green and pink, horizontal varnish lines, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), right vertical row of five stamps with completely omitted varnish lines, NH, VF, Mi #80D yF3, 1,000++ (website photo)
300.00
528  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray, and orange, bottom margin copy, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77D yPUa, 500
150.00
529  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, light green, and orange, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #77D yPUb, 250
120.00
530  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, reddish brown, and orange, center and background are strongly misplaced, full OG, previously hinged, VF
120.00
531 **   139 var
1917, money stamp with black surcharge "1" on 1k brown orange, bottom margin block of 4, the text on reverse is placed upside down (inverted), fresh, no gum as issued, VF and rare, especially in multiple, Mi #119AK, 1,000++
1000.00
532 **   141 var
1917, Romanov Dynasty money stamp of 3k rose red, top sheet margin copy, imperforated between stamp and margin, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
533 **/*   91/107 var
1917, red overprint "Brotherhood, Equality, Freedom", seven blocks of 4, including three of money stamps, two of which with inverted overprints, in addition black "Tsar Abdication" on money stamp of 15k red brown in block of12, fresh, full OG or no gum as issued, VF, each signed by Trachtenberg
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200.00
534    

Russian Disinfected mailing

1852, pre-philatelic entire letter from Sicily Consulate at Constantinople to Odessa, Consulate black seal, Russian PO at Constantinople red transit marking, Odessa "Ochischeno v Odesskom Karantine" (Cleaned at Odessa Quarantine) black oval cachet, slits and holes for disinfection, VF
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500.00
535    

Russian Red Cross Charity postcards

1903, New Year, History of Transportation, lot of four different showing various carriages from 1703 to 1903, perfect condition, unused, VF
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150.00
536    

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 Emperor Alexander II, asking to send additional troops to the front, VF and very rare
1000.00
537    

Russian mailing from Sakhalin Island

1913, cover from Port Alexandrovsk on Sakhalin Island to Berlin, franked with four stamps, two of which were damaged upon opening the envelope, met altogether 20k postal rate, nicely cancelled with "P.-Alexandrov. na Sakhal." ds, Berlin arrival marking, VF and scarce mailing
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500.00
538    

Russian Military mailings during the World War I

1915, illustrated free-frank military envelope and pre-printed with military content enclosure, sent from military unit located in Tsarskoye Selo (St. Petersburg Govt.) to Torgel (Lifland Govt.), postmarked on arrival, VF
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150.00
539    
1915, free-frank military envelope with enclosure, illustrated with martial and religious subjects, sent from military unit located in Tsarskoye Selo to Torgel (now Tori, Estonia), postmarked on arrival, slightly reduced on the right, mostly VF
120.00
540    B13
1915, large size Red Cross pre-printed cover from Petrograd Aid Committee for War Invalids, addressed to Astrakhan, franked on reverse by two semi-postal stamps of 10k dark blue and brown, and three World War I Charity labels, slight paper adhesion on the back, otherwise VF
150.00
541    

Russian Mute cancellations

1914, pre-printed cover from Yekaterinoslav to Kiev, franked with 7k light blue, tied by striped rectangle mute cancellation, arrival ds on the back, VF
100.00
542    

Russian Rail Road and TPO cancellations

1904, PPC from Chita to Brussels, insufficiently franked with 2k green, bearing Chita PO oval postage due marking "4k", delivered by three (!) TPO and bearing all appropriate markings, arrival ds, VF
200.00
543    
1909, stationery postcard 3k red, addressed to Manchuria, delivered by TPO No.262 "Harbin - Manchuria" (Tchilinghirian fig.666), Manchuli arrival ds (fig.563), VF
150.00
544    

Russian Steamship cancellations

1894, cover from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg via Nagasaki, Yokohama, and New York, franked by 10k blue, bearing all transit and arrival markings, including "Nagasaki. Japan.27"ds, VF and very scarce maritime itinerary
500.00
545    
1898, stationery postcard 4k red, sent from Vladivostok to Cologne via Nagasaki, delivered by Russian and French packet-boats, circular "Ligne" marking, arrival and transit ds, VF
150.00
546    
1907, cover franked with a pair of 5k claret 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
547    
1908, stationery card 3k red 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 ds, VF
200.00
548    
1910, PPC franked with 3k red, sent from Chernyayevo (Amur Govt) to Blagoveschensk, delivered by steamship "Blagoveschensk - Sretensk", all appropriate markings, mostly VF
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300.00
549    76
1912, PPC franked by 4k carmine, written in Japanese, delivered with steamship "Vladivostok - Tsuruga", Tsuruga violet marking (Tchilinghirian fig 697), arrival ds, F/VF and scarce card
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400.00