Lots 731 - 761, Catalogue of Auction #31 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
731 (*)   2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, enlarged margins and very fresh, unused, no gum, VF and rare, expertized by Mikulski, Mavrogordato guarantee marking, Mi #1, 1,000
800.00
732  2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, large margins at three sides and even margin at the bottom, small part of Port Chios cancel at the bottom left corner, VF and scarce in this pristine condition, Mi #1, 800
400.00
733  2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, horizontal pair mounted on piece, nice margins, extremely fresh and choice, practically complete Port Chios cancellation, VF and rare, especially in pair
1250.00
734 (*)   3
1865, 2pi blue and red, mint copy with balanced margins at four sides, fresh unblemished colors, unused, no gum, VF and very rare in mint condition, expertized by Brunn, several other handstamps on reverse, Mi #2, 1,500
1000.00
735  3
1865, 2pi blue and red, nice copy with enlarged margins and fresh colors, neat black dotted "retta" cancellation, VF and scarce in this condition, Mi #2, 1,000
500.00
736    Russia #8
1865, entire wrapper from Constantinople to Simferopol (Crimea Peninsula), franked by three Imperial 10k brown and blue, perforation 12 1/2, tied with blue Constantinople ds (Tchilinghirian fig. 9), F/VF and rare franking, expertized by Calves
500.00
737 (*)   4
1866, 10pa rose and pale blue on paper with horizontal network, bottom right corner margin block of 4, fresh, unused, no gum, VF, each stamp with Romeko guarantee marking, Mi #3, 200++
150.00
738 **   2-7
1892, Imperial Post Official Reprints of early three issues of Russian Levant stamps, imperforated complete sheets of 10, several of them with light vertical fold between stamps and minor separations, still very fresh, no gum as issued, VF and scarce set in complete sheets, Mavrogordato guarantee markings, Mi #1-6ND, 3,000
1500.00
739  8
1868, imperforated plate proof of 1k in brown, printed on thin chalk-surfaced card, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
750.00
740  10
1868, imperforated plate proof of 5k in blue, printed on thin chalk-surfaced card, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
750.00
741  11
1868, imperforated plate proof of 10k in carmine and greenish blue, left sheet margin copy, printed on thin chalk-surfaced card, no gum as issued, VF and very rare gorgeous piece, Mikulski expertizing mark
1000.00
742  11
1868, perforated plate proof of 10k in dark blue and rose, printed on very thick paper without watermark, small spot of black offset on reverse, nevertheless fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
750.00
743  11
1868, perforated plate proof of 10k in black and rose, printed on very thick paper without watermark, tiny black spot at the top, still fresh, no gum as issued, VF and very rare
750.00
744    Russia #23
1874, incoming entire letter from Taganrog via Odessa to Constantinople, franked by a pair of 10k brown and blue, postmarked on arrival with "Konst-Pol'sk" blue ds (Tchilinghirian fig. 713), VF
250.00
745  16
1876, black handstamp 8k on 10k carmine and green, very fresh and choice copy, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #10a, 120
100.00
746  18
1879, black handstamp 7k on 10k carmine and green, bright colors and very fresh, full OG, LH, F/VF, Mi #11 Ia, 150
100.00
747  23-26
1884, 1k-7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete set of 4, blue overprint "Specimen" at the top right corner of each value, stamp of 1k with slightly rounded top right corner, otherwise very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce,ex-Faberge
200.00
748  32a
1904, inverted blue surcharge 20pa on 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, Kosack guarantee marking, VF
 
50.00
749  38-39
1904, two high values, red surcharges 35pi on 3.50r, and 70pi on 7r, printed on vertically laid paper, both with blue overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), large part of OG, VF
200.00
750    31
1905, cover from Jerusalem to Austria, franked by 10pa on 2k green, tied with Russian PO at Jerusalem cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
150.00
751    31
1907, PPC sent from Russian PO at Cavalla (Sea Port near Salonika), via Salonika to USA, franked on picture side by red surcharge 10pa on 2k green, showing a part of violet oval ds, the complete Cavalla cancellation is on address side (Tchilinghirian fig. 185), transit and arrival markings, VF and extremely rare, this is one of just a few known postcards bearing Russian PO at Cavalla cancellation
1500.00
752   Mi P3
1908, stationery postcard 20pa on 4k red (Mi #P3), sent from Russian PO at Ordu to Zurich, tied with faint Ordu ds, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
250.00
753  61-79
1909, overprint "Constantinople", complete set of ten, full OG, LH, F/VF, the "high" value expertized by Jemtschoujin
 
70.00
754  210 var
1912, surcharge 2pi on 20k blue and carmine, blue groundwork is printed on gum side, LH, VF
75.00
755 **   227
1913, Romanov Dynasty, surcharge 50pi on 5r dark brown, three-side margin block of 25, left part of a sheet, post office fresh, NH (LH on margins only), VF and very rare multiple, Mi #75, 7,500 as single stamps
3000.00
756    
1918, registered cover from Karyae-Athos (Russian Monastery in Mount Athos) to Russia via London, franked by five Greek adhesives, undelivered and returned to sender via Athens and Salonika, due to Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, boxed "Undelivered for Reason Stated" and "Mail service suspended", censored, a dozen of various postal markings, VF
250.00
757    322, 325

White Army Refugees' mailings

1920, cover from refugees' camp at Lemnos to refugees' camp at Gallipoli, franked by two surcharged values, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
758    323
1921, small size cover from refugees' camp at Lemnos addressed to Khalki, delivered by Russian Refugee Post via Constantinople, franked with blue surcharge 10,000r over Ukrainian Trident on 4k red, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
759    328, a
1921, cover from refugees' camp at Antigona to refugees' camp at Khalki, franked by two stamps with brown surcharge 20,000r over Ukrainian Trident on 20k blue and carmine, one stamp has inverted surcharge, all appropriate markings, VF
150.00
760    340
1921, cover from refugees' camp at Chataldja to refugees' camp at Constantinople, franked by blue surcharge 10,000r on 3k red, all appropriate markings, VF
120.00
761    357
1921, cover from refugees' camp at Khalki to refugees' camp at Constantinople, franked by blue surcharge 20,000r on 70k brown and orange, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00