Lots 888 - 904, Catalogue of Auction #41 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
888  2
1865, 10pa brown and blue, enlarged margin copy, neat blue date stamp, fresh, VF, C.v. $750
400.00
889  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
1250.00
890  3
1865, 2pi blue and red, nice balanced margins, used on piece with blue retta cancellation, VF, Mikulski certificate, C.v. $850
500.00
891 **   2-5
1892, "R.O.P. i T.", official reprints, set of four in miniature sheets of ten, printer's markings on the sides, fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF, Mi #1-4ND, ?2,000
750.00
892  8
1868, imperforated plate proof of 1k in brown, printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, fresh, no gum as issued, VF and rare
750.00
893  10
1868, imperforated plate proof of 5k in blue, printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF
750.00
894    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 mailings with this Aleppo cancellation recorded, this one is definitely the best quality item
4000.00
895  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)
500.00
896  11
1868, perforated plate proof of 10k in black and rose, printed on very thick paper, tiny black spot at the top, still fresh, no gum as issued, VF and scarce
750.00
897  11
1868, perforated plate proof of 10k in dark blue and rose, printed on very thick paper, small spot of black ink on reverse, nevertheless fresh, no gum as issued, VF
750.00
898  11
1868, imperforated plate proof of 10k in carmine and greenish blue, left sheet margin copy, printed on chalk-surfaces thin card, no gum as issued, VF and rare gorgeous piece, expertized by Mikulski
1000.00
899    22
1883, 7k carmine and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, cancelled "R.O.P.i T. 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 recorded, Mikulski certificate
3000.00
900 **/*   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
2000.00
901  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 corner, otherwise nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, ex-Faberge
200.00
902  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
400.00
903  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
150.00
904 **   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
1000.00