Lots 493 - 526, Catalogue of Auction #38 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
493    83, 86, 87h
October 24, 1917 (Julian calendar), registered money letter from Moscow to Finland, sent one day before of October Revolt, franked by 12 stamps (10 on reverse), arrived to Helsingfors on November 9 (Gregorian calendar), two days after Revolution, appropriate transit and arrival markings, cover paper creases, still F/VF and a spectacular item
500.00
494   Mi 124
October 31, 1917, small size cover from Petrograd to Cherepovets (Vologda Gub.), franked on reverse by Postal Saving stamp 1k red on brown yellow network, postmarked on arrival, oil spot on the back, still VF and rare, that is possibly the earliest known usage of this stamp, since it became available for postage only on January 12, 1918
1500.00
495    121
1918, Kerenski stationery postcard 5k brown, sent from Petrograd to Austria, uprated by imperforated horizontal pair of Imperial 3k red and a stamp which was lost during delivery, as well as two the World War I Charity labels of 1k multicolored were applied, Petrograd machine cancel, Austrian censorship and appropriate two-line cachet, minor card creases, still F/VF
150.00
496 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair with spectacular shift of vertical and horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
497    82
1921, registered cover from Kiev to New York, franked on reverse by Imperial 20k blue and carmine, endorsed "Oplacheno nalichnymi den’gami 1230(r)" (paid cash), Moscow transit and arrival ds, VF and scarce combined franking
500.00
498    82
1921, bisect of Imperial stamp 20k blue and carmine, used on reverse of entire wrapper (cover of a criminal case with archival pinholes), sent by a civilian from Field Post Office No.33 to Kolpino (Petrograd Gub.), postmarked on arrival, VF
500.00
499    108, 139
1921, three Imperial adhesives, including black surcharge "1" on money stamp 1k brown orange, used on small size envelope, which was sent by registered mail from Yekaterinburg to Tomsk, VF and scarce franking
300.00
500   Mi P37
1921, Kerenski stationery card 20k blue, sent locally in Petrograd, postmarked on arrival, bearing in addition oval due marking endorsed "200(p)" in violet crayon, VF. This card paid the correct postal rate, which was probably not recognized by postal clerk
200.00
501    
1921, cover from Arkhangelsk to Odessa, postage of 1,250r paid in cash, with appropriate violet four-line cachet and endorsement on reverse, arrival ds, some cover defects, still fine and scarce
400.00
502    77, 81
1922, cover from Moscow to England, franked by two Imperial values, upon arrival to London black due marking "4 1/2p" was applied and three Great Britain postage due stamps were added, VF, ex-Liphschutz
750.00
503    123
1922, cover from Moscow to England, franked by nine Imperial imperforated stamps of 5k claret, upon arrival to London charged 2 1/2p and two Great Britain postage due stamps were added, cover is reduced on the left and without flap, still fine, ex-Liphschutz
750.00
504    81
1922, cover from Ufa to England via Moscow, franked by Imperial 15k red violet and blue, upon arrival to London charged 6p and two Great Britain postage dues of 3p violet were applied, VF, ex-Liphschutz
750.00
505    
1922, registered cover from Staraya Ouchitza to Berlin, postage of 10,000r paid by cash with appropriate postmark and endorsement on reverse, arrival ds, minor cover wear, F/VF
600.00
506    
1922, registered cover from Zvenigorodka (Cherkassy Gub.) to Petrograd, postage paid in cash with appropriate endorsement on the back, red arrival ds, VF
350.00
507    
1922, registered cover from Odessa to Petrograd, postage paid in cash with faint "Oplachen" and appropriate endorsement on reverse, postmarked on arrival, VF
400.00
508    
1922, registered cover from Taganrog to Paris via Moscow, postage paid in cash, manuscript "Za neimeniem marok" and red boxed "Pochtovyi sbor vzyskan nalichnymi den’gami" are on reverse, transit and arrival markings, VF
750.00
509   Mi 133
1922, Postage Control stamp 3r green on buff network, block of ten (2x5), used on reverse of registered home-made cover from Iletskaya Zashchita (Orenburg Gub.) to Verny (now Alma-Ata), manuscript registered marking, arrival ds, the cover was roughly opened, still VF
200.00
510    183c
1922, registered cover from Odessa to Berlin (Brender's correspondence), franked on reverse by 116 stamps of 250r violet, including two blocks of 50, containing altogether ten horizontal tete-beche pairs, all appropriate markings, several stamps have minor faults, otherwise VF and exceedingly rare. Only a few covers franked by this tete-beche pair are known, this cover is possibly bearing the largest amount of those
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20000.00
511 **   191c
1922, black surcharge 5000r on 1r orange, gutter block of six (3x2), strong surcharge shift resulting in two stamps are completely without the surcharge and control marking "1" at the middle of top stamp, full OG, NH, VF and spectacular multiple
600.00
512  202
1922, proof of 5000r in dark violet (issued color), printed on white paper with horizontal watermark "diamonds", 5mm stripe of skipped gum at the top, otherwise fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #176P Y
600.00
513 **   203 var
1922, 7500r blue, printed on watermarked paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, a part of mirrored impression of a stamp is placed at the bottom left corner and on reverse due to foldover, minute toned spot on gum side, still fresh, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
514    222
1923, "Star" surcharge 200r on 15k red brown and blue, used on a picture postcard, addressed to Moscow, oval steamship "Nizhni - Astrakhan" cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
200.00
515 **   223 var
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 5r on 20k blue and carmine, top sheet margin imperforated copy, surcharge position 58, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
516  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on 15k red brown and blue, bottom sheet margin copy, perfect quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, expertized by Romeko and E. Diena, Mi #202B I
7500.00
517  230
1923, worker, imperforated proof of 3r (unissued denomination) in dark blue, left sheet margin block of four, control line on the margin, printed on white wove paper, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
518  230
1923, worker, imperforated proof of 3r (unissued denomination) in dark blue, top right corner margin copy, printed on cream wove paper, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
519    222, 238
1923, PPC franked by two RSFSR stamps, addressed to Detskoye Selo (Petrograd Gub.), posted into the mail on TPO "Arkhangelsk - Moscow. No.34", oval TPO cancellation and arrival ds, mostly VF
200.00
520  241A
1923, soldier, perforated proof of 20r in dark gray, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by W. Pohl, C.v. $200
100.00
521 **/*   238a-41c, fn
1923, 1r-20r, imperforated complete set of seven, including 1r and 2r unissued stamps, nice margins, full OG, NH or VLH (3r), VF
300.00
522  241c
1923, soldier, imperforated proof of 20r in black violet, right sheet margin copy, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #219 P2b
200.00
523 **  Mi 144B

Postal Revenue stamps

1918, 1r red on multicolored network, two different corner sheet margin imperforated tete-beche blocks of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
524 **  Mi 146B
1918, 2r violet on multicolored network, corner sheet margin imperforated tete-beche block of four, full OG, NH, VF, Mi C.v. €480++
200.00
525 **/*   177-87

RSFSR Collections
The First and Second Issues Outstanding Collection

1921, 1r-1000r, about 600 primarily mint stamps in singles, blocks of four and complete sheets (40r, 200r, 250r x2, 300r); numerous paper, printing, color and watermark varieties, generally fresh condition, full OG, mostly NH, VF, Standard C.v. is about US$3,200
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800.00
526    

Remarkable Postal History Collection

1918-23, 55 items in a blue album, containing covers, postcards, money orders and parcel cards, great variety of stamps, destinations and postal rates, including mixed franking by Imperial issues, Postal Revenues and RSFSR adhesives. Generally nice and fresh condition, F/VF or better, great lot for a specialist of this turbulent period of Russian history
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6000.00