Lots 942 - 958, Catalogue of Auction #39 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
942  2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, fresh colors and nice margins, blue retta cancellation, VF, Romeko and Jemtschoujin guarantee markings, C.v. $750
943  2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, horizontal pair mounted on piece, nice margins, extremely fresh and choice, large part of Port Chios cancellation, VF and scarce pair
944  3
1865, 2pi blue and red, large margins all around, blue retta cancellation, VF, expertized by Bloch, C.v. $850
945  7
1867, imperforated plate proof of 2pi in black with brown vertical network, nice margins all around and very fresh, no gum as issued, VF and extremely rare, only a few such proofs known, expertized by W. Pohl and Prof. Winterstern
946    10
1869, cover from Constantinople to Aleppo, franked by 5k blue and dark blue, blue retta cancellation, Alexandretta transit, two-line "Poste Russe. d'Alep" arrival marking, VF and extremely rare, only a few Russian PO at Levant mailings with this Aleppo cancellation are recorded, this one is definitely the best quality item
947  11
1868, 10k carmine and green, nicely cancelled on piece by Galats (Romania) "26.Aug.18.." light blue date stamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 49), insignificant yellow spot at the bottom tip of perforation, otherwise fresh, VF and according to Tchilinghirian this cancellation has never been recorded on postage stamps (known only on free-frank correspondences)
948    22
1883, 7k carmine and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, cancelled "R.O.P.iT. Burgas" in blue oval (Tchilinghirian fig. 729) on cover to Constantinople, postmarked on arrival, some cover flaws, still F/VF and extremely rare, just a few mailings bearing this cancellation are recorded, Mikulski certificate
949 **/*   23-26 imp
1884, 1k-7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, imperforated complete set of four, bottom right corner margin blocks of four, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF and rare multiples, ex-Faberge
950  23-26
1884, 1k-7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete set of four, blue overprint "Specimen" at the top right corner of each value, stamp of 1k with slightly rounded top right corner, otherwise nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, ex-Faberge
951  27, 29
1900, 4pa on 1k orange and 10pa on 2k green, two horizontal imperforated pairs, printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of perfin "OBRAZETS" (Specimen), full OG, NH, VF and scarce stamps, which have never been issued imperforated
952    31
1907, PPC sent from Russian PO at Cavalla (Sea Port near Salonika) to USA via Salonika, 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, one of just a few known mailings bearing Russian PO at Cavalla cancellation
953  34
1903, black surcharge 2pi on 20k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal imperforated pair with a part of perfin "OBRAZETS", full OG, NH, VF
954  38-39
1904, red surcharges 35pi on 3.50r, and 70pi on 7r, printed on vertically laid paper, both with blue overprint "Obrazets", large part of OG, VF
955   Mi P3
1908, stationery postcard 20pa on 4k red (Mi #P3), sent from Russian PO at Ordu to Zurich, tied by light Ordu cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
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956  91-100, 111-17, 213-27
1909-13, overprint "Kerassunde", overprint "St. Athon" and surcharges on Romanov Dynasty, three complete sets, several stamps have minor flaws (the "key" values are flawless), full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v.$376.10
957 **   159 var
1909, overprint "Trebizonde" over 70pi on 7r green and pink, bottom sheet margin copy with "wavy lines" watermark, imperforated at the bottom between stamp and margin, full OG, NH, VF and very rare perforation error
958  202, 204
1910, two horizontal strips of five of red surcharges 10pa on 2k green and 1pi on 10k dark blue, each one with red overprint "OBRAZETS" (Specimen) in Cyrillic capitals, fresh, full OG, LH on two side stamps, VF