Lots 643 - 695, Catalogue of Auction #41 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
643    

Imperial Pre-Philatelic mailings

1830-33, two stampless entire wrappers from St. Petersburg, first one addressed to Brussels, the other one - to London, both with Memel transit and "Franco" marking in red or black, VF
100.00
644   Mi U1

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

1848, stationery envelope 10+1k black, sharp and clear embossing, size 137x107mm, addressed to Kamenetz (Podolia Gub.), pen cross cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
1000.00
645   Mi U3a
1848, stationery envelope 30+1k carmine rose, size 142x115mm, dented over "0" in "30", insignificant soiling, still VF
200.00
646  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, enlarged margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", complete "Kovno" pre-philatelic cancellation, fresh, VF, Mikulski certificate, C.v. $800
600.00
647  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice balanced margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", open "0" in "10" of the bottom left value tablet, a part of "Tauroggen" pre-philatelic cancellation, VF
400.00
648  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, large margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", nicely cancelled on piece with Libava "21 June.185(8)" complete pre-philatelic marking, VF
500.00
649  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with large margins all around, used on piece, tied by "209" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Oboyan' - Kursk Govt.), a part of boxed "Polucheno" (Received) at the top right corner, fresh, VF and scarce small town cancellation
600.00
650    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 on reverse, address is partly erased, still VF
1500.00
651  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, printed on thick paper, watermark numeral "2", circular dotted "1" cancellation (St. Petersburg), very fresh copy with intact perforation, F/VF, Mi #3x, 2,000
750.00
652  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, printed on thin paper, watermark "2" is strongly shifted to the left, neat cancellation, the stamp has altered perforation at the top, still F/VF and rare variety
1500.00
653  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
1000.00
654  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #9, 250, Scott C.v. $150
100.00
655  5 var
1864, 1k orange and black, perforation 12 1/2, spectacular "opened" pre-printed paper fold, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, expertized Sorani
500.00
656 */U   8-10
1858, 10k-30k, perforation 12 1/2, fresh colors complete set of three, 10k and 20k have pin-pointed thins, large part of OG, previously hinged; stamp of 30k is unused, no gum, VF appearance, C.v. $1,925
300.00
657    9, 12, 22
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 rare postal history item bearing mixed franking of three issues (III, IV, V), ex-Liphschutz
1000.00
658    15 var
1867, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, stamp design is completely damaged at the bottom left corner due to worn printing plate, used on entire letter from Odessa to Mariupol, VF and really scarce item
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500.00
659  18
1865, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, bright colors, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $1,000
750.00
660 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, full OG, NH, F/VF, Mi #18x-23x, 760
400.00
661 **   25 var
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, top right stamp with broken "p" in "kop" variety (position 82), full OG, NH, VF
500.00
662    19, 20c, 23, 24a
1872, registered cover from Vinnitsa to Kamenets, franked by five stamps, including 3k and 20k on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings, sealed with wax, filling vertical fold, otherwise VF and scarce four-color franking
750.00
663    20c, 24a
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, repaired tear at the bottom, still F/VF and very rare small town mailing, ex-Faberge
1000.00
664  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
100.00
665  27 var
1879, 7k black and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, spectacular "opened" pre-printed paper fold, neat postal cancellation, VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
666 **/*   27, 27f
1879-81, two blocks of four of 7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, first one is in gray and rose, the other one - in black and carmine, full OG, NH or hinged, F/VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
667  27
1879, three trial color proofs of 7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, colors - brown and orange, blue and carmine, lilac and green, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #25P a-c
750.00
668 **   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
300.00
669 **   34 var
1883, 5k red violet, bottom left corner margin block of four, top left stamp with broken right wing of the double-headed eagle variety (position 81), full OG, NH, VF
150.00
670 **   38, var
1883-88, 70k brown and orange, two vertical pairs from early and latest printings with distinctly different shades, top stamps of each pair with jointed "7" and "0" in "70" at the bottom right value tablet, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #36AII, C II, 1,240
400.00
671  41-45
1889, 4k-1r, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF
75.00
672  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice margins imperforated copy, a part of red letters "Z" for "Obrazets" (Specimen) at the top and bottom, full OG, LH, VF
150.00
673  43
1889, imperforated plate proof of 20k in blue and carmine (issued colors), printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, right sheet margin copy, no gum as issued, VF, a scarce item from the Postal Archives
750.00
674  50
1889-1902, postal forgery of 7k blue, printed on white paper without watermark, small natural paper inclusion at the bottom, excellent condition, no gum as produced, VF and rare, G. Buhler handstamp on reverse, Mi #49F, 1,000
1000.00
675  55-70
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 17, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $452
200.00
676  56d
1902-05, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, double printing of groundwork, horizontal pair, insignificant gum crease at the bottom, fresh, full OG, light trace of hinge, VF
1000.00
677  70a
1902, 7r black and yellow, center is inverted, fresh colors and sharp embossing, usual centering, full OG, previously hinged, fine and rare, Romeko and E. Diena certificates, Michel #56yK, 7,500
7500.00
678 **   71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two high values, printed on vertically laid paper, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, F/VF
400.00
679  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, two high values on vertically laid paper, nice and clean, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $400
200.00
680 **   81, var
1912-17, 15k pale lilac red and blue, top right corner margin block of four, top right stamp is completely malformed due to "opened" pre-printing paper fold, full OG, NH, VF and spectacular piece
250.00
681  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, fresh, full OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, C.v. $125.05
100.00
682 **   102a
1913, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, bottom sheet margin imperforated copy, slightly dry full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,000 as hinged
600.00
683 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), control No.2 on the right margin, pre-printing paper fold, minor perf separations, nevertheless post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple
4000.00
684  104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, 5r black brown, bottom sheet margin imperforated copy, a part of "Obrazets" initials on the left, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by G. Buhler
1000.00
685 **   105 var
1915, Nicholas II, money stamp 10k blue, block of four, left vertical pair has black control line instead of the text, no gum as issued, NH, VF
200.00
686  106 var
1915, Nicholas I, money stamp 15k brown, right sheet margin copy, misplaced text is printed on the front and missing from the back, no gum as issued, VF
150.00
687 **   106 imp var
1915, Nicholas I, money stamp 15k brown, imperforated block of four, mirrored impression of the text on the front, no gum as issued, NH, VF
500.00
688 **/*   107 var
1915, Alexander I, money stamp 20k olive green, top right corner margin block of five, misplaced text is printed on the front and partly missing from the back due to foldover, no gum as issued, VF
400.00
689  107a var
1915, money stamp 20k olive green, imperforated copy with double impression, no gum as issued, LH, VF
150.00
690  119-21, 123
1917, 1k, 2k, 3k and 5k, side sheet margin blocks of ten (5x2), black overprint "Obrazets" (Specimen), full OG, mostly NH, VF
1000.00
691 **   131e
1917, 1r pale brown, dark brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, background is inverted, imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #77BxK3, 400++
150.00
692 **   137a
1917, 3.50r maroon and light green, perforation 12 1/2, complete sheet of 50 stamps and six labels, minor marginal flaws, still fresh, full OG, NH, VF, Mi #78Cx, 850++
250.00
693 **   87g, 137b, 138b
1917, lot of five complete sheets of 50 (10x5), including two sheets of 1r (different shades), sheet of 3.50r and two sheets of different shades of 7r, horizontal varnish lines, slight folds along perforation, full OG, NH, VF, Mi#77-80Dyb, 1,250++
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150.00
694  87h
1917, perforated proof of 1r in black, brown and orange, strip of three with se-tenant stamps at the bottom, interesting freak due to black groundwork and perforation are strongly shifted to the bottom, full OG, NH or VLH (1), VF and a spectacular item
500.00
695  87h
1917, imperforated proof of 1r in black, brown and orange, horizontal varnish lines, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF
300.00