Lots 764 - 864, Catalogue of Auction #40 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
764    

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
Click here to see the unfolded inside part of the letter
500.00
765   Mi SU4D

Imperial stationery items

1848, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5+1k blue, inverted indicia at the bottom left corner, size 122x86mm, fresh, unused, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
766   Mi SU4F
1857, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5+1k blue, inverted indicia at the bottom left corner, size 134x106mm, tiny paper scratch at the top, unused, mostly VF
200.00
767   Mi SU4G
1864, St. Petersburg stationery envelope 5+1k blue, inverted indicia at the bottom left corner, size 137x86mm, fresh, unused, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
768   Mi U1
1848, stationery envelope 10+1k black, sharp and clear embossing, size 137x107mm, addressed to Zhytomyr, pen cross cancellation, sealed with wax, VF, ex-Sarandinaki, Faberge
1000.00
769   Mi U2b
1848, stationery envelope 20+1k light blue, size 142x115mm, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
770   Mi U3a
1848, stationery envelope 30+1k carmine red, size 142x115mm, nice and fresh, unused, VF
150.00
771   Mi U5c
1848, stationery envelope 20+1k greenish blue, size 142x115mm, unused, VF
150.00
772   Mi U6
1848, stationery envelope 30+1k carmine rose, size 142x115mm, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
773   Mi U8b
1861, stationery envelope 20+1k ultra, size 142x115mm, insignificant soiling on the right, still fresh, unused, mostly VF
120.00
774   Mi U9
1861, stationery envelope 30+1k brownish red, size 142x115mm, clean condition, unused, VF
150.00
775  
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper, 2k green, size 375x70mm, perfect condition, VF and very rare, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge, Standard Collection Cat. #ES3
5000.00
776  
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper, 1k yellow, size 375x70mm, inscribed "Pochtovaia Banderol", excellent condition, VF and rare, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge, Standard Cat. #ES4
3000.00
777  
1896, essay for Imperial reply letter card 10k+10k blue, contains two attached letter cards, size 174x106mm, fresh condition, VF and scarce, one copy of the essay was presented to each delegate at the UPU Conference of 1906 in Rome, Standard Cat. #ES6
2000.00
778  
1902, essay of stamp for Imperial postal stationery card 3k rose, printed on thick paper, fresh, VF and rare, ex-Luchnik, Faberge
2500.00
779    

Izmail (Bessarab Gubernia)

1880-90's, invitation Charity envelope, size 113x63mm, surcharged in black "10kop. V pol?zu Izmail?skih Uchebnyh Zavedeniy. Vzamen Prazdnichnyh Vizitov", blue negative Izmail Administration seal, mostly VF andscarce
200.00
780    

Advertising stationery envelope

1899, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete envelope 5k brown, series No.1 (local), printed in St. Petersburg, contains over 30 various advertisements inside and on reverse, sent from Riga to Berlin, fresh, VF
Click here to see the unfolded Part 1 of the letter ,
Click here to see the unfolded Part 2 of the letter
Click here to see the unfolded Part 3 of the letter
600.00
781    

Postal Stationery Envelopes Collection

1848-66, 14 early stationery envelopes (6 used), including Mi #U3b (mint), U4A x5 (2 mint and 3 used), U7A x4 (2 mint and 2 used), U7B x2 (mint and used) and etc. Nice and clean condition, F/VF or better, Mi C.v. ?1,195
Click here to see Page 2, Click here to see Page 3,
Click here to see Page 4, Click here to see Page 5,
Click here to see Page 6, Click here to see Page 7
400.00
782  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History 1857-1917

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with huge margins at the top and on the right and acceptable margins at two other sides, watermark numeral "1", pen cross cancellation, nice in every respect, VF, C.v. $675
200.00
783  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, enlarged margins imperforated copy, watermark numeral "1", open "0" in "10" at the bottom left corner variety, pen cross and pre-philatelic cancellations, fresh, VF, APEX certificate, C.v. $700
350.00
784  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with large margins all around, watermark numeral "1", Berdyansk pre-philatelic straight line cancellation, great stamp, VF, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge, Mikulski certificate, C.v. $850
400.00
785  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with balanced margins, watermark numeral "1", "311" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Sevsk), F/VF, APEX certificate
300.00
786    1
1858, 10k brown and blue, balanced margins imperforated copy, used on wrapper from Reval (now Tallinn) to Riga, pen cross cancellation and in addition pre-philatelic boxed date stamp, Riga arrival on reverse, repaired wrapper tears, nevertheless F/VF and scarce
1000.00
787  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "1", reperforated at the bottom, "19" inside circular dotted cancellation in blue (Kovno), VF appearance, scarce
100.00
788    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from Riga to Volmar, tied by "38" inside dotted circular cancellation, Riga and Volmar pre-philatelic boxed markings on the back, minor entire discoloration, still fresh and VF
250.00
789  2-4
1858, 10k-30k, perforated complete set of three, printed on watermarked paper, 20k reperforated at the bottom, 30k has repaired perforation at the top left corner, nevertheless collectable condition of these difficult stamps, F/VF appearance, Wassmann certificate for #4 (defect does not mention), C.v. $4,650
1000.00
790 (*)   3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "2", tiny paper inclusion on the left, still fresh, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance, C.v. $7,500
1500.00
791  3
1858, trial color perforated proof of 20k in green and violet, watermark numeral "2", slight top tips perforation toning, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, expertized Mikulski, Mi #3P Ia, ?1,000
500.00
792 (*)   4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "3", altered perforation on the left, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance, C.v. $8,500
1500.00
793 */(*)   5-10
1858-64, 1k-30k, complete by Scott set of six, perforation 12 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, stamp of 30k has insignificant toned spots, otherwise fresh, full OG, hinged (2) or unused, F/VF appearance, C.v. $2,625
750.00
794  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, nice and fresh copy, full OG, very light trace of hinge mark, VF, Mi #9, ?250
100.00
795  12-18
1865, 1k-30k, complete set of six, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, stamp of 1k has slight gum crease, still nice, full or large part of OG, previously hinged, F/VF, ex-Faberge, APEX certificate for each stamp, C.v. $2,775
1000.00
796 **/*   14

5k on paper without watermark - Unique block of 12

1865, 5k black and lilac, perforation 14 1/2, light diagonal crease is affecting four stamps, nevertheless very fresh, full OG, hinged at the top, eight stamps remaining NH,VF, this is the largest known multiple of the stamp, ex-Baughman
5000.00
797    9, 13-14
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
798 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, perfect condition, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x, ?760
400.00
799 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, blocks of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, Sismondo certificate for 30k block
2000.00
800  22
1866, five trial color perforated proofs of 5k, colors - yellow, lilac, blue, green and carmine, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, expertized by Mikulski, Mi #20Pa-e, ?1,500
1000.00
801  22
1866, two trial color perforated proofs of 5k, colors - red and lilac, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, Mi #20Pc, d, ?600
400.00
802    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
803 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, gutter sheet margin (except 2k - corner margin) blocks of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF and scarce multiples
2000.00
804  26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
150.00
805 **/*   26, var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of 12 (3x4), two central stamps have different varieties of "2" at the top right value tablet, full OG, NH or hinged, VF, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge, Mi #24, I, II, ?750++
250.00
806 (*)   26a
1875, 2k back and red, printed on vertically laid paper, perfectly centered with fresh unblemished colors, unused, no gum, VF and scarce in this condition, Mi #24y, Scott C.v. $3,750
1000.00
807  27 var
1879, 7k black and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, attractive pre-printed paper fold, nice St. Petersburg numeral cancellation, VF
75.00
808  30, 30a
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair, left stamp has cross-shaped "T" variety, minor perf separation, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $225
150.00
809    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
810 **   31-38
1883, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, all are sheet margin copies except the high value, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF
300.00
811  35a
1883, 7k blue, imperforated horizontal strip of five, full OG, LH, VF, the largest known multiple of this stamp, Mikulski certificate, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge, Mi #33U
5000.00
812  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and orange, complete set of two high values, printed on vertically laid paper, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #38y-39y, Scott C.v. $1,950
1000.00
813  40
1884, 7r black and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, sharp embossing and intact perforation, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $1,000
600.00
814  39-40
1900's, forgeries Fournier of 3.50r and 7r, printed on vertically laid paper, bearing forged cancellation mentioned in Lobachevsky Cat., stamp of 7r has slight crease, still nice looking set, F/VF
300.00
815  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
500.00
816  50 var
1889, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, shifted background, printing cliche was damaged, resulting in postal horns and arrows look incomplete, oval has extra dots and breaks, full OG, previously hinged, VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
817  50c
1889-92, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, groundwork is omitted, horizontal pair with perforation reinforcement in the middle, full OG, VF and scarce, Mikulski certificate, ex-Faberge
1500.00
818  51a
1889-92, 14k blue and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, center is inverted, readable cancellation of Yemetskoye Post Office, F/VF and scarce, Enzo Diena certificate, Mi #50xK, ?5,000
3500.00
819 **   53, var
1889, 3.50r black and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, two complete sheets of 25 with normal and upside down positions of "E.Z.G.B." letters of watermark, minor marginal flaws and perf separations on edges, fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #55x, ?1,800 for common single stamps in hinged condition
Click here to see Sheet 2
1000.00
820 **   56 var
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of nine, groundwork is printed on gum side and misplaced to upper right, minor perf separations, hinged on margins, stamps are NH, VF and scarce multiple, ex-Baughman
1000.00
821  56d
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression of background, short one tip of perforation at the top left, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $425
250.00
822    57 var
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, background is shifted to the left, used on PPC, which was sent locally in Turku (then Russian Finland), VF
75.00
823  62b
1902, 15k brown violet and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, center is inverted, neat Kolomna cancellation as always exists, perfect condition, VF and rare in premium quality, ex-Liphschutz, Mi #51K, ?4,000
4000.00
824 **/*   63
1904, 20k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, block of ten (5x2), two stamps have minor toned spots, still fresh, full OG, NH or hinged (2), F/VF, C.v. $250++
100.00
825  63 var
1904, 20k blue and carmine, large margin imperforated copy, printed on vertically laid paper, slight top right corner crease, otherwise fresh, full OG, LH, VF and rare, expertized by Mikulski, APEX certificate, Mi #42y var
1500.00
826 **/*   66 var
1905, 50k violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair with large of frame is missing due to foldover, full OG, NH or hinged, VF and a spectacular item
500.00
827 **   71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, printed on vertically laid paper, complete set of two, all are bottom margin copies, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400 as hinged
300.00
828  71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, perforation 11 ?, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $500
300.00
829  
1903-1906, Emperor Nicholas II in profile looking right, two different photo-essays of central vignette, so-called Mouchon essays, affixed over black tinted cardboards, VF
500.00
830 **/*   79 var
1909-12, 10k dark blue, printed on wove paper, horizontal strip of three, spectacular pre-printing paper fold on two stamps, full OG, NH or VLH (1), VF
100.00
831  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
750.00
832 **   81 var
1917, 15k red brown and blue, vertical varnish lines, complete pane of 25 stamps, blue center is printed on reverse and inverted, folded once along horizontal perforation, extremely fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF and rare multiple
2500.00
833  81c
1909-12, 15k dull violet and blue, printed on wove paper, vertical pair, bottom stamp has partly missing center, the top one has missing it completely, full OG, previously hinged, VF
500.00
834  81
1909, trial color proof of 15k in blue, printed on wove paper, vertical varnish lines, top right corner margin horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #71P
750.00
835 **   85b
1909-12, 50k violet and green, printed on wove paper, background is omitted, top left corner margin block of ten (5x2), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $300 as hinged singles
250.00
836  87d
1909, 1r pale brown, dark brown and orange, right sheet margin horizontal pair with three vertical brown control lines, imperforated vertically between stamps and on the right, marginal paper fold, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Mi #77AxUMs
300.00
837  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $125
100.00
838 **   90b
1913, Alexander III, 3k red, double impression, post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF, C.v. $700 as hinged
350.00
839  95
1913, Nicholas I, imperforated proof sheetlet of ten of 15k in yellow brown, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, minute inconsequential thin spots at the top margin did not affect the proofs, very fresh and nice, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, Buchsbayew certificate, ex-Liphschutz
10000.00
840 **   105/41
1915-17, money stamps, three complete issues, the total is 11 stamps, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $75.70
60.00
841 **   105 var
1915, Nicholas II, money stamp 10k blue, left sheet margin horizontal pair, spectacular misperforated freak, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
842 **   106 var
1915, Nicholas I, money stamp 15k brown, top sheet margin copy with double impression, no gum as issued, NH (hinged on margin), VF
300.00
843  108c
1915, 5r indigo, green and blue, vertical varnish lines, left sheet margin copy with control marking, center is printed twice, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, expertized by Rosselevitch
100.00
844  116 imp
1916-17, Alexander III, money stamp 3k red, imperforated copy with part of "Obrazets" (Specimen) initials, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce
500.00
845 **   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
500.00
846  133 var
1917, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, horizontal imperforated pair, strong shift of green background, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
847 **   137a var
1917, 3.50r maroon and light green, perforation 12 1/2, top sheet margin block of three with label, imperforated horizontally at the top and between stamps, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #78CxUmw, ?2,480++
300.00
848  87
1910-17, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, horizontal varnish lines, fresh, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
849  140a
1917, Alexander II, money stamp with black surcharge 2(k) on 2k green, imperforated horizontal pair, in addition the surcharge is strongly shifted, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
850    

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
851   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
852    

Russia during the World War I

1916, three covers bearing different St. Petersburg War Charity stamps on reverse, two addressed to Denmark and one to Switzerland, each one is censored, all appropriate markings, VF
Click here to see Part 2
300.00
853   Mi P4

Russian Ship Mail

1876, stationery postcard 4k green, sent from St. Petersburg to Borga (then Russian Finland), black circular marking "C? Parokhodom iz? Kronshtadta", arrival date stamp, VF and scarce
750.00
854    32
1888, entire letter from the Steamship Agents and Brokers Co. located in Batum, addressed to Austrian Empire, franked by 2k dark green, "Batum - Odessa" steamship date stamp, Odessa transit and arrival marking on reverse, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF and scarce early steamship cancellation
120.00
855    
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
856    
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
857    
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
858    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, Sismondo certificate
Click here to see enlarged fragment
600.00
859    
1910, PPC franked by 3k red, addressed to Kharkov, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of Crimean - Caucasian Steamship Company, boxed steamship cancellation in green, Odessa transit and Kharkov arrival markings, VF and rare
Click here to see enlarged fragment
1000.00
860    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
861    

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
862 */U   

Russian Collections
Valuable Mint and Used Collection in a Stockbook

1857-1924, several hundred mint and used stamps, including blocks and multiples, starting with two #1 (pen cancel removed and used), then #4 (used), 20d (mint), 26-30 (mint and used), 31-38 (mint and used), 39-40 (mint with APEX certificates and used), and practically all later issues in mint and used condition, as well as some varieties, a half sheet of #57, control number blocks of 1908-12, RSFSR issues and much more. Condition is a little mixed, especially on earlies, but vast majority is in collectable conditions, full OG, NH/hinged or used, F/VF or better, very high C.v.
Click here to see Page 2, Click here to see Page 3,
Click here to see Page 4, Click here to see Page 5,
Click here to see Page 6, Click here to see Page 7,
Click here to see Page 8, Click here to see Page 9,
Click here to see Page 10, Click here to see Page 11,
Click here to see Page 12, Click here to see Page 13,
Click here to see Page 14, Click here to see Page 15,
Click here to see Page 16, Click here to see Page 17,
Click here to see Page 18, Click here to see Page 19
2500.00
863    

Early Postal History Collection in a Folder

1825-1916, 23 entire wrappers, covers or postal cards with detailed description, including pre-philatelic mailing from Riga to London via Memel, #1 and #2 on entires (first one is questionable), eight items with #8, cover from St. Petersburg to Switzerland with #15, 20, 22, and much more. Generally nice and clean, F/VF or better
Click here to see Page 2, Click here to see Page 3,
Click here to see Page 4, Click here to see Page 5,
Click here to see Page 6, Click here to see Page 7,
Click here to see Page 8, Click here to see Page 9,
Click here to see Page 10, Click here to see Page 11,
Click here to see Page 12, Click here to see Page 13,
Click here to see Page 14, Click here to see Page 15,
Click here to see Page 16, Click here to see Page 17,
Click here to see Page 18, Click here to see Page 19,
Click here to see Page 20, Click here to see Page 21,
Click here to see Page 22, Click here to see Page 23
750.00
864    

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
Click here to see Page 2, Click here to see Page 3,
Click here to see Page 4, Click here to see Page 5,
Click here to see Page 6, Click here to see Page 7,
Click here to see Page 8, Click here to see Page 9,
Click here to see Page 10, Click here to see Page 11,
Click here to see Page 12, Click here to see Page 13,
Click here to see Page 14, Click here to see Page 15,
Click here to see Page 16
2000.00