Lots 537 - 585, Catalogue of Auction #34 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
537    

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
Click here to see the unfolded inside part of the letter
500.00
538    
1841, entire letter from Odessa to Trieste, boxed Odessa marking and arrival Trieste ds in red, wax seal removed, mostly VF
100.00
539    
1842, entire letter from Berdychev to Paris via Brody, two-line Brody marking, transit and French arrival ds, VF
100.00
540   Mi SU4C

Imperial postal stationery envelopes

1848, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, indicia is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 141x85mm, used in 1862, red St. Petersburg postal markings, sealed with wax, VF
1000.00
541   Mi SU4E
1848-68, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k light greenish blue, indicia is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 114x76mm, minor paper scratches, otherwise fresh, unused, VF
200.00
542   Mi SU4F
1857, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k greenish blue, indicia is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 135x110mm, unused, VF
250.00
543   Mi SU4F
1857, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, indicia is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 135x110mm, used in Moscow, slight soiling and horizontal fold, sealed with wax, otherwise fine and rare usage
1000.00
544   Mi SU5AI
1864-68, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5k+1k gray blue, indicia at the bottom right corner, size 120x86mm, unused, VF
200.00
545   Mi SU1
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 10k+1k black, sent from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 1849, red boxed St. Petersburg entry ds, VF and rare
1000.00
546   Mi SU1
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 10k+1k black, used as money letter from Yasnovskaya Postal Station to Moscow in 1852, Moscow two-line receiver, sealed with wax, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF and possibly unique usage
5000.00
547   Mi U2b
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 20k+1k light blue, size 142x115mm, fresh, unused, VF
200.00
548   Mi U4 var
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 10k+1k black, size 137x110mm, additional white dot in front of "k" in "kop" variety, sent from Samara to St. Petersburg in 1863, tied with "40" inside circular dotted cancellation, St. Petersburg arrival ds, VF
200.00
549   Mi U5a
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 20k+1k light blue, size 137x107mm, sent from Kerch to St. Petersburg in 1866, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
750.00
550   Mi U6
1848, Imperial postal stationery envelope 30k+1k carmine rose, fresh, unused, VF
200.00
551   Mi U14 IIB
1868, Imperial postal stationery envelope 20k blue, size 139x113mm, sent from Nizhniy Novgorod to Moscow, all appropriate markings, sealed with wax, VF
200.00
552   Mi U14 fn
1868, two Imperial postal stationery envelopes 20k blue, size 140x58mm and 113x73mm, unissued due to small size, fresh, VF
300.00
553   Mi U15 fn
1868, Imperial postal stationery envelope 30k carmine rose, size 113x73mm, unissued due to small size, fresh, VF
150.00
554   Mi U17A
1872, Imperial postal stationery envelopes 20k blue, size 145x80mm, sent from Kovno (now Kaunas) to St. Petersburg in 1885, uprated by 1k orange on reverse, all appropriate markings, minor soiling, otherwise F/VF
150.00
555   Mi U18B
1872, Imperial postal stationery envelope 30k carmine, size 139x113mm, sent by registered mail from Yekaterinburg to St. Petersburg in 1885, postmarked on arrival, sealed with wax, minor conveyance flaws, F/VF
200.00
556   Mi U20C
1872, Imperial postal stationery envelope 5k carmine rose, size 145x81mm, sent locally in St. Petersburg, all appropriate markings, cover was opened roughly, still fresh, F/VF
150.00
557   Mi U21A
1875, Imperial postal stationery envelope 5k violet, size 145x80mm, sent locally by registered mail in St. Petersburg, uprated by 5k black and lilac, tied by "7" inside figure cancellation, postmarked on arrival, insignificant perf toning, still VF
100.00
558   Mi U24B
1875, Imperial postal stationery envelope 20k blue, size 139x111mm, sent by registered mail from Nizhniy Yarmarka to Moscow, uprated by 1k black and yellow, all appropriate markings, sealed with wax, minor conveyance flaws, F/VF
150.00
559   Mi U I
1880, Imperial postal stationery envelope surcharged 7k on 20k blue, size 138x110mm, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
560    

Imperial Charity Advertising stationery envelope

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
Click here to see the whole unfolded face of the envelope
500.00
561    

Imperial stationery envelopes bearing Rare Local Registration Labels

1899, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent by registered mail from Konstantinograd (Poltava Govt.) to Kharkov, uprated by 7k blue, locally made"Konstantinograd No.245" registration label is alongside, arrival ds, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
562    
1899, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent by registered mail from Debal'tsevo (Yekaterinoslav Govt.) to Kharkov, uprated by 7k blue on reverse, locally made "Debal'tsevo No.269" registration label is alongside, postmarked on arrival, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
563    
1899, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent by registered mail from Bolkhov (Oriol Govt.) to Kharkov, uprated by 7k blue, locally made "Bolkhov No.913" registration label is alongside, arrival ds on reverse, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
564    1

The First issue stamps used on entire wrapper

1858, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy, with short margin at the bottom left and enlarged margins at the top and bottom, used on entire from Vindava (Ventspils) to Riga, Vindava circular ds, Riga two-line receiver is on reverse, address is partly erased, still VF
2000.00
565    9, 13-14

Unwatermarked stamps franking (III and IV issues)

1869, three stamps by mistake remained uncancelled, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 12 1/2, used on cover to Selles-sur-Cher (France), blue transit, arrival ds, VF and extremely rare item, ex-Liphschutz
2000.00
566    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
Click here to see enlarged fragment
2000.00
567    13, 22, 24

The Fourth and Fifth issues mixed franking

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 VF
200.00
568    20, 22a, 24
1872, three stamps, printed on horizontally laid paper, including 5k black and gray, color variety, used on entire wrapper from Dinaburg to Selles-Sur-Cher, red "P.D." and "Aus Russland. Franko", postmarked on arrival, mostly VF, ex-Liphschutz
250.00
569    20, 22

Franking by stamps printed on horizontally laid paper (V issue)

1883, four stamps, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on reverse of cover from St. Petersburg to Riga, postmarked on arrival, VF and late usage
100.00
570    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
571    20c, 24a

Stamps on vertically laid paper franking

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 with wax, roughly opened, still VF and very rare, ex-Faberge
1500.00
572    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to London, blue merchant two-line marking, red "P.D." and London arrival ds, VF
750.00
573    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, VF
100.00
574    

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
575    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 rare commercial mailing
750.00
576    

"Taken from a Mail Box" Collection

1912-50, lot of five covers on exhibition style pages, one of them from Imperial period and four from Soviet period, three covers are International mailings, each item is bearing line marking "Taken from a Mail Box", generally fresh and VF
Click here to see Page 2, Click here to see Page 3,
Click here to see Page 4, Click here to see Page 5
250.00
577    

Disinfected mailings

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
578    
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
579    

Russian Ship Mail

1907, stationery card 4k red written in Japanese, delivered by packet-boat, tied with Tsuruga ds and boxed "Paqueboat" marking upon arrival to Tsuruga, VF
200.00
580    
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 types of steamship cancellations are alongside, arrival ds, VF
300.00
581    
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
582    79a
1910, 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 scarce, S. Sismondo certificate
Click here to see enlarged fragment
600.00
583    
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
584    

Soviet Period Steamship cancellations

1928, cover franked by 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
Click here to see enlarged fragment
750.00
585    
1931, PPC addressed to Leningrad, insufficiently franked by two regular values (5k), cancelled with oval steamship "Rybinsk - Perm" ds, steamship postage due marking endorsed "20", postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00