Lots 437 - 499, Catalogue of Auction #31 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
437    

Pre-Philatelic Mailing

1840, cover with enclosure sent from Novogrudok (Minsk Govt.) to St. Petersburg, two line Novogrudok ds, boxed St. Petersburg receiver, VF
100.00
438   Mi SU5 BII

Imperial Stationery Envelopes and Postcards

1864-68, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, indicia at the top left corner, size 112x75mm, extremely fresh, unused, VF
150.00
439   Mi SU5 DII
1864-68, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, indicia at the top left corner, size 134x85mm, post office fresh, unused, VF
150.00
440  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with nice balanced margins and sharp colors, watermark "1", tied by "266" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Chechersk), VF and very scarce small town marking, Mikulski opinion, C.v. $800
500.00
441  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with enormous four side margins, watermark "1", tied by "24" inside concentric circles of dots (Mitava), gorgeous copy, VF, C.v. $800
500.00
442  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with nice four side margins and strong colors, watermark "1", tied by Tauroggen pre-philatelic boxed cancellation, VF, C.v. $800
500.00
443  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 perfect margins at other sides, extremely fresh and nice, a part of OG, VF and very rare, E. Diena certificate
2500.00
444    1
February 25, 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-adhesive"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, a great rarity.
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5000.00
445  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark "1", perfect centering, tied by "3" inside concentric circles of dots cancellation (Arkhangelsk), XF, C.v. $125
100.00
446    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
447    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
448  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, intact perforation and well centering, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #10, 500
400.00
449    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, mostly VF
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400.00
450    9, 13-14
1870, three stamps on paper without watermark, 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
451    13-15
1867, three stamps on paper without watermark, 3k, 5k and 10k, all with perforation 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam, cancelled by St. Petersburg ds, red "Aus Russland" and all appropriate markings, VF
200.00
452 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 5k has bottom margin, post office fresh, NH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x, 760
400.00
453    19a
1878, two stamps of 1k black and orange for 2k printed matter rate, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to train station Svarta (Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
454  22c
1872, cover from Tsarskoye Selo (St. Petersburg Govt.) to St. Petersburg, bearing fraudulent franking by previously used 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
455    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
456 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x, 360
300.00
457 **   30a
1975, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, cross-shaped "T" variety, perfect copy, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #28x II, 400
300.00
458  36 var
1884, Coat of Arms, essay without thunderbolts of unissued denomination of 20k blue and red, printed on thickened paper, approximate size 52x70mm, printer's dots at the top and bottom, very fresh, no gum as issued, VF and extremely rare, ex-Liphschutz
5000.00
459  40
1884, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, nice embossing, intact perforation, very well centering, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Koehler, Mi #39y, 950
600.00
460  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice margins imperforated copy, a part of letters "ts" for "Obrazets" (Specimen), full OG, LH, VF, a scarce item from the Postal Archives
250.00
461    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 "Obrazets" (Border-Russia),Szozakowa (Austria), and Katowice (Germany), slightly rounded corners, mostly VF and interesting philatelic item
100.00
462 **   56 var
1902-05, 2k green, top left corner margin block of 9, background is printed on gum side and misplaced to upper right, minor perf separations, hinged on margins, stamps are NH, VF and scarce multiple, ex-Baughman
1500.00
463    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
464 **   82 var
1909, 20k blue and carmine, complete pane of 25, plate No.4 at the bottom right corner, blue groundwork is printed on gum side, NH, VF
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1000.00
465 **/*   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, vertical imperforated pair, nice margins, full OG, trace of hinge mark at the top, bottom stamp is NH, VF, C.v. $1,550 as hinged singles
1000.00
466 **/*   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, block of 4, full OG, top stamps are NH, two bottom ones are VLH, VF
100.00
467 **   108d
1915, 5r dark blue, green and light blue, perforation 13 1/2, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, tiny toned spot at the bottom, very fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF
150.00
468  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
469 **   112-16
1916-17, money stamps, complete set of 5, fresh, no gum as issued, VF, C.v. $65.75
 
50.00
470 **/*   119-34
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17, blocks of four, many with sheet margins, full OG, several low value blocks have one stamp LH, block of 10k is completely LH, all others are NH, VF, C.v. $248.80 as hinged singles
200.00
471  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
472  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
473    120
1917, 2k green, postmaster's rouletted perforation on imperforated stamp, used on newspaper wrapper from Moscow to Geneva, re-directed to Finland, censored, usual vertical fold, otherwise VF and rare franking
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500.00
474  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
475  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
476  123 var
1917, 5k claret, imperforated copy with double impression, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #67 BDD
100.00
477 **   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
478 **   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++
300.00
479  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray, and orange, bottom margin copy, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77D yPUa, 500
200.00
480  87h
1919, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, light green, and orange, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #77D yPUb, 250
120.00
481  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
482 **   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
483   Mi 2

Imperial Official stamps and covers

1913, "For Mailman", 15k black and orange, used together with Romanov Dynasty 7k brown on large size pre-printed registered summons from Lublin District Court to Bilgoraj (Lublin Govt.), wax seal and all appropriate markings, usual conveyance flaws, still VF and scarce
400.00
484 **   Barefoot #12
1913, Consular stamp, 3r dark green, green and rose, top left corner margin block of 6 (2x3), slight gum toning, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. 120 as singles
100.00
485    
1914, free-frank cover from Oek (Irkutsk Govt.) to Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, postage due oval marking was applied, then obliterated, pre-printed text reads: "Free of Charge according to No.374 of Postal Regulations", official Postmaster notice is attached, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
486    

Imperial Advertising stationery envelopes and postcards

1898, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete advertising stationery envelope 7k blue, series No.19, printed in St. Petersburg, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, fresh, unused, VF
500.00
487    
1898, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete advertising stationery envelope 7k blue, series No.25, printed in St. Petersburg, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, minor usual separations, fresh, unused, VF
500.00
488    
1912, "Berlin in a pocket", Russian guide book with postcard inside, 24-page booklet, contains detailed information about train stations, railway services, hotels and rental apartments, points of interest and various advertisements, including Jewish school announcement, generally fresh, VF and rare item
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250.00
489    

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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600.00
490    

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
491    

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
492    

Russian Rail Road and TPO cancellations

1904, PPC from Chita to Brussels, insufficiently franked by 2k green, bearing Chita PO oval postage due marking "4k", delivered by three(!) different TPO and bearing all appropriate markings, arrival ds, VF
200.00
493    
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
494    

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
495    
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
496    
1907, cover franked with a pair of 5k claret, tied by 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
497    
1908, stationery card 3k red written in Japanese, uprated by 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
498    
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
499    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