Lots 428 - 492, Catalogue of Auction #38 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
428    

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, black two-line "Polucheno" and all appropriate markings, VF and rare
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500.00
429   Mi SU4F

Imperial stationery envelopes

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
1000.00
430   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
431  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with large margins, watermark numeral "1", boxed pre-philatelic Tauroggen "March. 1858" cancellation, perfect condition, VF, C.v. $850
500.00
432  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, full size margins imperforated copy, watermark numeral "1", Kovno (now Kaunas) circular pre-philatelic cancellation, expertly repaired at the top left, still fresh and VF appearance
300.00
433  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, well margined imperforated copy, watermark numeral "1", circular dotted "14" cancellation (Zhytomyr), VF and scarce
600.00
434  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice balanced margins imperforated copy, watermark numeral "1", light pen cross cancellation, appears unused, VF, C.v. $675
400.00
435    1
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
436  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, printed on thick paper, watermark numeral "2", circular dotted "1" cancellation (St. Petersburg), intact perforation and very fresh copy, F/VF, Mi #3x, ?2,000
1000.00
437  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2, printed on thick paper, watermark numeral "3", a part of circular date stamp cancellation, fresh, F/VF and scarce, Mi #4x, ?3,000, Ceremuga certificate
1500.00
438 (*)   8-10
1858, 10k-30k, complete set of three, printed on paper without watermark, perforation 12 1/2, intact perforation, fresh colors, unused, no gum, VF appearance, C.v. $1,750
500.00
439  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, printed on paper without watermark, perforation 14 1/2, perfect condition, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $950
500.00
440  18
1865, 30k carmine and green, printed on paper without watermark, perforation 14 1/2, excellent condition, full OG, very light trace of hinge mark, VF, C.v. $950
600.00
441 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, three stamps with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #18x-23x, ?760
500.00
442 (*)   20d
1870, 3k black and green, error "v" of background, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh colors, unused, no gum, F/VF appearance, Mi #19xF
200.00
443  25a
1868, 30k carmine and green, printed on vertically laid paper, bright colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF, E. Diena certificate, Mi #23y, ?1,200
1000.00
444    20, 24
1877, 3k and 20k, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on registered cover from Nikolsk to Moscow, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
445    20c, 22c, 24a
1872, 3k, 5k, 20k, three stamps printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Bordeaux, all transits and arrival markings, VF and scarce
1000.00
446    23a
1871, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Kibarty to Moscow, arrival ds, VF
100.00
447    
1874, unfranked entire wrapper from Berdyansk to Genoa, TPO No. 47-48 date stamp, two Italian postage dues #J8-9 applied upon arrival, all appropriate markings, horizontal fold away from the stamps, VF
150.00
448 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #24x-28x
400.00
449  26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $255
200.00
450 (*)   26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, nice and fresh, unused, no gum, VF and scarce, ex-Faberge, Mi #24y, ?3,500
1000.00
451  27
1879, trial color perforated proof of 7k in lilac and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair, full OG, LH, F/VF, Mi #25Pc
600.00
452 **/*   30, 30a
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of four, bottom left and top right stamps have cross-shaped "T" variety, nice and fresh, full OG, two top stamps are LH, bottom ones - NH, F/VF
600.00
453    19, 29
1876, registered cover from St. Petersburg to Moscow, franked on reverse with four stamps, printed on horizontally laid paper, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
454    20, 28, 30
1876, 3k, 8k and 20k, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on registered cover from Tambov to Moscow, sealed with wax, postmarked on arrival, VF
150.00
455    27
1880, cover from Alatyr to Simbirsk, franked by two stamps of 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, all appropriate markings, VF
150.00
456    27
1881, registered cover from Syzran to Simbirsk, franked by three stamps, including horizontal pair of 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, arrival ds, VF
150.00
457 **   31-38
1883, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, all are sheet margin copies, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF
400.00
458  50 var
1889, 7k blue, horizontal strip of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, background is printed on gum side and misplaced, minor perf separations, full OG, LH, VF
750.00
459  50 var
1889, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, shifted background, printing cliche is broken, resulting in postal horns and arrows look incomplete, text "sem kopeek" is damaged, oval has additional dots, full OG, previously hinged, VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
460 **/*   57C
1904, 4k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, background is strongly shifted, bottom left corner margin vertical strip of four, full OG, NH (3) or previously hinged, VF
100.00
461 **/*   61, 63-64
1902-05, 14k, 20k and 25k, printed on vertically laid paper, three blocks of four, blocks of 14k and 25k have slight paper adhesion on reverse, full OG, NH or hinged, VF, C.v. $360++
200.00
462 **   71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #61A-62A
600.00
463  71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 11 1/2, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, Mi #61B
300.00
464 **   77a var
1912, 5k lilac, bottom right corner margin block of six (2x3), watermark "wavy lines" on all right stamps and margin, bottom right stamp has considerably changed design due to pre-printing paper fold, stripe of skipped gum mostly on margin, otherwise full OG, NH, VF, Rosselevitch guarantee marking
200.00
465  79
1908, perforated plate proof of 10k in light blue, 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
466 **   82 var
1917, 20k blue and carmine, background is printed on gum side, top sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH (hinged on margin only), VF
100.00
467  87d
1910-12, 1r pale brown, dark brown and orange, right sheet margin horizontal pair with three vertical control lines in brown, imperforated vertically between stamps and on the right, full OG, LH, VF
300.00
468  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF
150.00
469 **   90b
1913, Alexander III, 3k red, double impression, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, C.v. $700 as hinged
500.00
470 **   102a
1913, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, imperforated left sheet margin vertical pair, flawless in every respect, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,550 as hinged singles
1000.00
471 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, block of four, perf separation at the bottom, otherwise nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
472 **   106a
1915, Nicholas I, money stamp 15k brown, imperforated block of four, printed on thin cardboard with text on reverse, excellent condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF
750.00
473 **   106a var
1915, Nicholas I, money stamp 15k brown, imperforated block of four, printed on thin cardboard with text on reverse, in addition mirrored impression of the text on the front, perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF
1000.00
474 **   115
1916, Alexander II, 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
475 **   131 var
1917, 1r brown, light brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, right sheet margin imperforated block of 15, inverted double frame variety, and in addition background is strongly shifted to the left, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
476 **   131c
1917, 1r pale brown, brown and red orange, vertical varnish lines, top sheet margin block of five plus label, each stamp has double impression of center, in addition two center impressions on margin and one on the label, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77BxDD1, ?250++
150.00
477 **   87h var
1919, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, horizontal varnish lines, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), double impression of pale brown background, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77 DyDD3, ?6,000++
1500.00
478  87
1910-17, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, horizontal varnish lines, fresh, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
479    

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
600.00
480    

Imperial Charity Advertising stationery envelope

1899, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete advertising stationery envelope 7k blue, series No.45, printed in St. Petersburg, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, sent from St. Petersburg to Regel (Estland Gub.), all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
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600.00
481   Mi U33A

Field Post on Manoeuvres

1902, stationery envelope 7k blue, bearing boxed marking "Polevaia Pochta na Manevrah. Glavnaia Polevaia Pochtovaia Kontora" on front (faded) and reverse, posted into regular mail in St. Petersburg, addressed to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
750.00
482    

Russia during the World War I

1916, cover sent from Ivanovo-Voznesensk to Denmark via Petrograd without paying postage, St. Petersburg War Charity stamp of 5k multicolored applied on reverse, censored, postage due"T" marking and arrival ds, VF
150.00
483    79
1916, cover from Voronezh to Switzerland via Petrograd, franked by 10k dark blue, upon arrival to Petrograd War Charity label 10k multicolored was added on reverse, censored, all appropriate markings, VF
150.00
484  

Mute Cancellations Collection

1914-16, 225 stamps and 3 postal history items, representing 82 different dumb cancellations, neatly identified on VARIO pages, including multiples and pieces. Fresh and nice specialized lot, F/VF or better, vast majority of these cancellations were in usage for a short period of time
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600.00
485    

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
486    
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
487    
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
488    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
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600.00
489    
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
490    79
1912, pre-printed cover from Baku to Isfahan, franked on reverse by 10k light blue, delivered with steamship "Baku - Enzeli", minor cover flaws, still F/VF
200.00
491    

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
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750.00
492  

Official stamps

1913, Consular stamp 50r blue on paper with rose, yellow and green network, minor gum scratch on the right margin, full OG, hinged, VF appearance, fresh, nice and without doubt collectable copy of this scarce stamp, Barefoot #18, rank "RR"
200.00