Lots 415 - 527, Catalogue of Auction #30 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
415  1

Imperial Postage Stamps

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy, balanced margins, watermark "1", cancelled with "87" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Nizhnedyevitsk - Voronezh Govt.), VF, C.v. $800
400.00
416  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, four great margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", sharp colors, cancelled with pre-philatelic Riga circular ds, VF, C.v. $800
400.00
417  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins imperforated copy with strong embossing, watermark "1", faint pen cancellation, appears unused, expertly regummed, fresh, VF
300.00
418  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark "1", printed on thick paper, negligible top left corner crease, extremely fresh colors and full embossing, nice centering and perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by Friedl, Buchsbayew certificate, Mi #2x, ?5,000
4000.00
419 (*)   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
420 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, right sheet margin block of 4, perfect centering, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $100 as hinged singles
100.00
421 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, three stamps with sheet margins, fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF and scarce never hinged, Mi #18x-23x, ?760
300.00
422 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 2k has top sheet margin, fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x, ?360
250.00
423  26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF
100.00
424  50
1900, postal forgery of 7k blue, printed on paper without watermark, block of 4, genuine cancellation "Otdelenie Pochtovogo No4. 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
425 **   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
426 **   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
427  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 to detriment of Postal Authorities, Mi #54F, ?1,000
600.00
428  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, two high values printed on vertically laid paper, nicely centered with intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $125
100.00
429  71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 11 1/2, used on large piece together with four other stamps, neatly cancelled at Slavuta "29.4.10", VF, C.v. $275++
150.00
430  73-87, a
1909-17, 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
431  77a
1912-17, plate 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
432 **   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 guarantee marking
300.00
433  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 paper without gum, one short tip of perforation at the top left, nevertheless very fresh, VF and rare, Mikulski opinion
1000.00
434 **   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
435 **   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
436 **/*   82b
1909-12, 20k blue and carmine, groundwork is omitted, block of 4, perfect centering and intact perforation, full OG, two top stamps with very light trace of hinge mark, bottom ones - NH, VF
100.00
437 **/*   85b
1909-15, 50k violet brown and green, groundwork is omitted, block of 4, nice and fresh, full OG, two top stamps are LH, bottom ones - NH, VF
100.00
438 **   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 at the left and right margins, small perf separations and two thins on side selvages only, very fresh, NH, VF and scarce multiple
300.00
439  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, hinged, F/VF, C.v. $92.40
 
75.00
440 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, imperforated left sheet margin horizontal pair, very fresh and nice, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $1,550 as hinged singles
1000.00
441 **   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 with high possibility the largest known multiple in existence, C.v.$11,625 as hinged singles
10000.00
442 **   103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Romanov Castle, 3r dark violet, imperforated right sheet margin horizontal pair, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $1,550 as hinged singles
1000.00
443  88

Romanov Dynasty Proofs
The following 14 lots are originated from the Norman Epstein Collection

1913, Peter the Great, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 1k in rose, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size45x56mm, slight usual thins at the top corners, very fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
600.00
444  90
1913, Alexander III, lot of seven imperforated die proofs of center of 3k stamp, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, colors: rose red (issued color), red lilac, orange, blue, green, violet and black, minor usual faults, otherwise fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare assembly
3000.00
445 Mi P25
1913, Alexander III, two proofs of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, printed on yellowish thin cardboards, approximate size 37x44mm, first one with incomplete line of outer oval, the other one in addition has just silhouette instead of clear portrait of Alexander III, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
1000.00
446  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, "large head", unaccepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 36x40mm, small usual thins at the top corners, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
447  92
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center of 10k stamp in blue, "small head", accepted design, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 32x37mm, minor thins at the top corners, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
448  95
1913, Nicholas I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 15k stamp in black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 33x42mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
449  96
1913, Alexander I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 20k stamp in black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x67mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
600.00
450  96
1913, Alexander I, die proof of center of 20k stamp in olive green, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x61mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
451  97
1913, Alexis Mikhailovich, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 25k stamp in black, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 38x49mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
600.00
452  98
1913, Paul I, imperforated plate proof of complete design of 35k stamp in yellow brown, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 40x49mm, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
600.00
453  98
1913, plate proof of frame of 35k stamp in yellow brown, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 37x50mm, nice and fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
454  101 var
1913, Nicholas II, imperforated plate proof in bluish black, value tablet blank, unaccepted design, printed on wove paper, approximate size 36x46mm, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
1000.00
455  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center for 5r stamp in black, unaccepted design, "large head", printed on thin cardboard, approximate size 52x68mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
456  104 var
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of center for 5r stamp in black, unaccepted design, "small head", printed on wove paper, approximate size 52x64mm, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF
500.00
457  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
458 **   109e
1917, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, double impression of gray center, top sheet margin copy with control marking, fresh, full OG, very lightly hinged at the top of margin, stamp is NH, F/VF, Mi #81ADD I, ?200
150.00
459 **   112-16
1916-17, money stamps, complete set of 5, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $65.75
 
40.00
460 **   115
1916-17, money stamp 2k green, complete sheet with intact margins of 100 stamps, folded along perforation, very fresh, no gum as issued, VF, C.v. $3,500 as singles
 
1000.00
461  119 var
1917, 1k orange, imperforated copy with double impression, slight gum wrinkle, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
462  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 the Postal Archives
500.00
463  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 the Postal Archives
500.00
464  87g
1919, perforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, background shift and misperforated, NH, VF, Mi #77DyPa, ?350++
150.00
465  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #77DyPUa, ?250
100.00
466  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, green and orange, nice and clean, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #77DyPUb, ?250
100.00
467 */U   90/111 var
1917, red "Liberty Cap" overprint "Brotherhood, Equality, Freedom", seven blocks of four, including three mint and four postally used, insignificant perf separations, mostly VF
150.00
468    

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., a part of wax seal, VF and rare
400.00
469    
1810, entire wrapper sent from Kharkov to Tambov, line pre-philatelic Kharkov cancellation, according to Dobin Cat. it has #0.01, wax seal, VF and scarce
300.00
470    
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 very rare
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500.00
471    
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
472    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
473    
1849, entire wrapper from Taganrog to Bordeaux via Berlin, boxed Taganrog marking is on reverse, Berlin transit and Bordeaux arrival, VF
100.00
474   Mi U10B var

Imperial Postal Stationery envelope

1863, stationery envelope 10k+1k black, size 118x74mm, plate flaw of embossing on the left close to "1 kop", minor flaws, mostly VF
100.00
475    1

The First issue of Imperial postage stamps used on mailing

1859, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with nice margins at three sides and reduced, but not touched, margin on the left, used on entire from Mariupol to Odessa, tied with "115" inside dotted rectangular cancellation, a part of entire is missing, minor wears did not affecting the stamp, mostly F/VF, Mandrovski certificate
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1500.00
476    2

The Second issue stamps used on correspondences

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
477    3
1859, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, nice and fresh colors, short one tip of perforation at the bottom left corner, used on cover from Grobino to Friedrichstadt, cancelled by "24" inside dotted hexagon with pointed sides cancellation, another Grobino pre-philatelic marking is alongside, postmarked on arrival with Friedrichstadt two-line ds, wax seal, VF and unique cover bearing small town cancellations, Mikulski certificate
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7500.00
478    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
479    9
1860, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, straight "2" in "20" at the bottom left value tablet variety, 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
480    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
481    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
482    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
483    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
484    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
485    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
486    20, 22a

Franking by 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
487    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
488    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
489    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
490    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
491    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
492    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
493    20, 22, 24a
1872, entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Lyon, franked by 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
494    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 cancellation (Mir, Minsk Govt.), pre-philatelic two-line Mir ds is on reverse, Vilno transit and arrival marking, VF and possibly unique mailing from a small town
1000.00
495    20c, 24a
1877, registered cover addressed to Moscow, franked on reverse by two stamps on vertically laid paper, cancelled with pre-philatelic two-line Borokhudzirsk Station (now Kazakhstan) ds, postmarked on arrival, sealed by wax, roughly opened, still VF and very rare, ex-Faberge
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1500.00
496    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
497    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 were not affected, F/VF
100.00
498    

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, horizontal fold away from the stamps, VF
150.00
499    

Later Imperial issues franking

1900, PPC with picture side printed upside down, picturing monarchs of Russia, Austria and Germany, addressed to Trieste, franked by stamps of these countries, tied with date markings of"Granitsa" (Border - Russia), Szozakowa (Austria) and Breslau (Germany), postmarked on arrival, mostly VF and interesting philatelic mailing
100.00
500    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
501    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
502    

Great Collection of Imperial Official Mailings

1910-15, collection of 55 covers in violet binder, officially mailed from Imperial, Ministerial or Gubernia Chancelleries, Consulates, Churches and etc. without paid postage, many pre-printed, bearing various official labels or seals on reverse, most addressed to Helsingfors Governor, minor conveyance flaws, generally fresh and VF. Nice lot for study and further expansion.
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2500.00
503    

Russian Disinfected mailing

1875, entire wrapper from Odessa to Genoa, franked by vertical strip of four stamps of 5k black and lilac, blue merchant seal, slits and punctures for disinfection, all appropriate markings, VF
250.00
504    

Imperial Advertising stationery envelopes

1899, stationery advertising envelope 7k blue, series No.93, printed in Simferopol, sent from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen, uprated by 3k carmine, contains about 20various advertising messages inside and on reverse, arrival ds, incomplete, VF and scarce
300.00
505    
1899, stationery advertising envelope 5k brown, series No.2, printed in St. Petersburg, sent from Moscow to Sweden, uprated by two stamps, contains twelve various advertising messages inside and on reverse, postmarked on arrival, incomplete, VF and scarce
300.00
506    

Esperanto envelope

1907, four-language advertising envelope pre-printed with Esperanto emblem and the text on front and reverse, sent from Vinnitsa to France, franked by four regular values, postmarked on arrival, vertical fold away from the stamps, F/VF
100.00
507    

Red Cross Charity postcards

1904-15, nine St. Eugene "Red Cross" Charity picture postcards, various subjects, eight multicolored, one is in black-and-white; four - mint, five - used, generally VF
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250.00
508    

Russian Rail Road Cancellations

1892, stationery card 4k red, cancelled by 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
509    
1904, PPC from Poltava to Pavlovsk (St. Petersburg Govt.), franked by 3k carmine, tied with Poltava Train Station ds, in addition circular TPO marking "2" is alongside, VF
150.00
510    
1904, PPC from Lake Baikal Train Station to Brussels, franked by 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
511    
1925, registered cover posted in the mail at TPO No.156 "Volsk - Atkarsk", insufficiently franked by 3k red brown, boxed "Upon receiving collect amount shown on due stamps", oval mail car postage due marking endorsed"11k", two postage due stamps on reverse (#J11, J16), Moscow arrival ds, VF
200.00
512    

Large Exhibition Style Collection of Rail Road Cancellations

1870-1917, 389 postcards, covers and stationery items in two large three-ring binders, containing 158 items posted in the mail at Train Stations, and 231 are bearing Traveling Post Offices ds, neatly identified according to Kiryushkin and Robinson Cat., which is also included in the lot, some scarce and unlisted cancellations, minor conveyance flaws, in general nice and valuable lot.
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5000.00
513    

Russian Steamship Cancellations

1896, stationery card 4k red (Mi #P11), sent from Vladivostok to USA via Nagasaki and Yokohama, delivered by a packet-boat, boxed "Paquebot" marking and Nagasaki date stamp cancelled Imperial stamp (Tchilinghirian fig 692, 694), postmarked on arrival, insignificant water stain, still F/VF
250.00
514    
1908, PPC franked by 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
515    
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
516    
1910, PPC franked by 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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1000.00
517    79a
1908, cover franked by 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
518    
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 by two regular values, censored at Vladivostok, appropriate transit and arrival markings, VF
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500.00
519    

Soviet Period Steamship Cancellations

1928, cover franked by Soldier and Sailor 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
520    
1931, PPC addressed to Leningrad, insufficiently franked by 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
521    

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
522    

Russo - Japanese War

1904-05, lot of three black-and-white PPC, picturing portraits of Russian Army and Fleet Commanders during the War, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
523 ** L  

Russia during the World War I

1914, Opening the Monument Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the War of 1812, imperforated miniature sheet of 4, picturing portrait of Emperor Alexander I, two left stamps are inverted, and imperforated plate proof in brown and green, showing artist and engraver names at the bottom, unused, no gum as printed, VF
200.00
524    
1915, free-frank PPC from Baltic Sea Navy unit located in Petrograd to Helsingfors, violet military marking, arrival ds, VF
100.00
525 ** L  
1916, Military 5 1/2% Bonds, lot of 28 different Charity multicolored stamps, including block of 13 (4x3 and one on the left), very fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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200.00
526    

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
527    

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