Lots 532 - 576, Catalogue of Auction #32 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
532    

Royalty Mailing

1826, free-frank small size envelope sent from St. Petersburg by Empress Aleksandra Feodorovna (wife of Emperor Nicholas I, nee Princess Charlotte of Prussia) to Berlin, addressed to her younger brother Prince Charles (Carl), St. Petersburg round entry ds, border two-line marking "P. MEMEL. 7.SEPT.", red Imperial wax seal with a Crown and two Shields, VF and an interesting item
600.00
533    

Pre-Philatelic mailings

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
534    
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
535    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
536    

Pre-Philatelic Mailings Exhibition Style Collection

1796-1844, 12 different stampless wrappers or entire letters on nicely inscribed pages, including Riga to Parnu (1796) with cancellation #0.03, rank 8 by Dobin Catalogue; Kiev to Tambov (1800) with cancellation #0.02, rank 8, also mailings from Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk, Perm, Tula and etc., nice and clean condition, VF
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800.00
537    2

The Second issue stamps used on correspondences

1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from Riga to Parnu, tied by "38" inside circular dotted cancellation, boxed postmark on arrival, VF, Mikulski certificate
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300.00
538    3
1859, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, irregular at the top, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Odessa, tied by "121" inside rectangular dotted cancellation, boxed type of Taganrog marking is on reverse, otherwise VF and rare mailing, Mikulski certificate
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5000.00
539    9

Unwatermarked stamps franking (III and IV issues)

1860, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, straight "2" of "20" at the bottom left value tablet variety, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Parnu, tied with "1"inside circular dotted cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
400.00
540    9, 13-14
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, ex-Liphschutz
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2000.00
541    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, ex-Liphschutz
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1500.00
542    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, ex-Liphschutz
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2000.00
543    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
544    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 onreverse, still F/VF
200.00
545    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, ex-Liphschutz
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750.00
546    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
200.00
547    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.21-22ds,transit and arrival markings, usual fold away from the stamps, VF, ex-Liphschutz
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500.00
548    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
549    20c, 23

Stamps on vertically laid paper franking

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
550    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
1500.00
551    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
552    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
553    
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
554    82, 105

Later Imperial issues franking

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
555    105-07, 116
1918, four money stamps used on cover, mailed from Kharkov Govt. to Crimea Peninsula, postmarked on arrival with Volost Administration ds, minor stamp perforation soiling, otherwise VF and rare commercial mailing
500.00
556    

Imperial Charity Advertising stationery envelopes

1899, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete advertising stationery envelope 7k blue, series No.59, used in Warsaw, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, postmarked on arrival, VF
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600.00
557    
1899, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete advertising stationery envelope 5k brown, series No.3, printed in St. Petersburg, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, fresh, unused, VF
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500.00
558    

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
559    

Russian Disinfected mailings

1844, stampless entire letter from Genoa to Odessa, red "Genova" entry ds, black boxed "Ochischeno v Odesskom Karantine" (Decontaminated in Odessa Quarantine) marking has#9.01 by Dobin Cat., usual slits for disinfection, VF and scarce
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600.00
560    
1847, stampless entire letter from Marseilles to Odessa via Constantinople, forwarding Agent's cachet in blue, a part of black boxed " Ochischeno v Odesskom Karantine" (Decontaminated in Odessa Quarantine)marking has #9.05 by Dobin Cat., usual punches and slits for disinfection, VF
500.00
561    
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
562    

Russian Rail Road Cancellations

1892, stationery card 4k red, cancelled by Yelisavetpol Station (Caucasian Rail Road) blue ds, delivered to Batum with TPO, then with steamship to Russian PO in Constantinople, forwarded to Athens, all appropriate markings, a bit soiling, otherwise F/VF and well-travelled card
300.00
563    
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
564    
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 mail cars, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce
300.00
565    

Russian Ship Mail

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
566    
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
567    
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
568    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
569    
1912, PPC showing view of Sevastopol, franked by 1k orange and 3k red, posted in the mail on board of a steamship on line "Odessa - Poti", addressed to France, Yalta transit, postmarked on arrival, VF and rare sending
500.00
570    
1914, preprinted cover from Baku to Isfahan, delivered with a steamship on line "Baku - Enzeli", franked on reverse by 10k dark blue, Tehran transit and arrival ds, VF
200.00
571    
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
572    

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
573    
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
574    

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
575    

Mute Cancellations Exhibition Style Collection

1914-17, 32 covers or postcards, including five registered mailings, nicely inscribed on pages, sent from different towns in Imperial Russia during the World War I, bearing various mute cancellations, some of them a very scarce, because of usage for a short period of time, generally nice and flawless collection, F/VF or better
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2000.00
576    

Volost Administration cancellations
Fabulous Collection

1908-16, 39 postcards and covers, including ten registered items, nicely presented on exhibition style pages, mailed from various villages in Amur, Estland, Kursk, Smolensk, Perm, Tobolsk, Vitebsk and etc. Gubernias, including one addressed to Ustsysolsk zemstvo, several free-frank items and much more. Small conveyance flaws are possible, vast majority is in perfect quality, F/VF
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2000.00