Lots 563 - 622, Catalogue of Auction #53 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
563   Mi U1

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

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
564   Mi U5, var
1848-55, two postal stationery envelopes 20+1k of two different issues, indicia in blue or light greenish blue, nice condition, unused, VF
300.00
565   Mi U8b var
1861, postal stationery envelope 20+1k ultra, blue spot on "Z" variety at the top of indicia, unused, VF
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150.00
566   Mi U13 IIA-15 IIA, U15 IIB
1870, three postal stationery envelopes 10k-30k, size 140x110mm, in addition stationery envelope 30k, size 145x80mm, indicia at the top left corner, unused, VF, Mi C.v. 230
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100.00
567    U39A
1907, stationery envelope 14k blue, size 145x81mm, sent by registered mail from Kharkov to Moscow in 1918, uprated by eight adhesives, postmarked on arrival, VF, these envelopes were not officially issued, they had been overprinted and used in Russian PO in China. The presented envelope is a philatelic mailing, but in fact it's one of just a few known used exemplars
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1000.00
568    U39B
1907, stationery envelope 14k blue, size 145x120mm, not officially issued, post office fresh, unused, VF
250.00
569    U39B
1907, stationery envelope 14k blue, size 145x120mm, sent by registered mail from Kharkov to Moscow in 1919, uprated by four stamps, arrival ds on reverse, slight fold, still VF and very rare in used condition
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1000.00
570 Mi P25
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander III, proof of central design for postal stationery card of 3k in red, printed on a thin card, size 39x41mm, VF
750.00
571  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, nice balanced margins imperforated copy, watermark "1", a part of "Zhytomyr" pre-philatelic cancellation, fresh, VF, C.v. $850
300.00
572  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, full size margin imperforated copy, watermark "1", clear Nezhin "April. 185(8)" pre-philatelic boxed cancellation, VF and a beautiful copy
350.00
573    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, several folds and repaired wrapper tear, nevertheless F/VF and scarce
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1500.00
574  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "1", six used copies, nice readable dotted cancellations, F/VF, C.v. $900
300.00
575    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, used on entire wrapper from Berdyansk to Odessa, blue oval merchant seal, Berdyansk pre-philatelic entry marking is on reverse, trivial soiling on tips of stamp perforation, mostly VF
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200.00
576  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, numeral "2" watermark, printed on thick paper, "21" inside circular dotted cancellation (Kursk), nice and fresh condition, VF, L. Hovest certificate, C.v. $1,750
600.00
577  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, numeral watermark "3", printed on thick paper, a part of circular postal marking, reperforated at the bottom, still clean and collectible condition, VF appearance, L. Hovest certificate, C.v. $3,000
500.00
578  5
1864, imperforated plate proof of 1k in black, left sheet margin (60mm) imperforated copy, vertical filing fold on margin only, no gum as produced, VF and rare, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2004)
1000.00
579  
1864-65, imperforate plate proof of 1k in black, central inscription reads "Epreuve de Timbre" with text at the bottom "Proba", frame is partially trimmed at the bottom and on the left, no gum as issued, fine and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
500.00
580  13
1865, 3k black and green, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $250
100.00
581 **   19/22
1866, 1k, 3k and 5k, printed on horizontally laid paper, blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
582 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
583 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH, VF
1250.00
584  20c
1868, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $375
200.00
585  31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both 2k stamps, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $231
150.00
586 **/*   31/34
1883-88, 1k, 2k and 5k, three bottom sheet margin vertical gutter blocks of four, block of 3k with reinforced perforation on the right, otherwise full OG, NH or VLH (2), VF
150.00
587 **   31, var, 33
1883-88, 1k and 3k, three sheet margin blocks of four, including 1k in orange and yellow shades, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
588 **   37
1883-88, 35k violet and green, bottom sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
589 **   38, var
1983-88, 70k brown and orange, two blocks of four with two different shades from two different issues, full OG, NH, VF
1250.00
590 **/*   46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, complete set of nine, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH (three stamps, including 3.50r), LH/hinged, F/VF, C.v. $285 as hinged
200.00
591  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, expertized by G. Buhler, L. Hovest certificate, Mi #49F, 1,000
750.00
592  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 extremely rare, the stamp is not mentioned in any Russian Specialized Cat., expertized by Z. Mikulski, APEX certificate
5000.00
593 **   70
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control number "A 04 A" at the top margin, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
594 **   70, var
1902, 7.50r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair, left stamp with significantly broken inscription on the right, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
595  
1906, Nicholas II, litho printing Mouchon essay on thin card, size 42x60mm, small portrait turned right, central vignette in black with white background and frame in black, VF and scarce
750.00
596  
1906, Nicholas II, litho printing Mouchon essay on ordinary paper, size 32x38mm, large portrait turned right, black central vignette in white oval with black background, VF and rare
750.00
597 **/*   73a-87a
1908-10, 1k-1r, complete set of 15, vertical varnish lines, the first printings, full OG, NH or LH (three stamps, including 10k), F/VF, C.v. $507
150.00
598 **   74 var
1917-18, 2k green, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), control inscription reads: "Khudozh. Pech. Master. Victor. No 8", watermark "wavy lines" on ten left stamps, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
599 **   80
1909-12, 14k blue and carmine rose, bottom left corner margin block of four, control lines and No. I on margin, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
600  81
1908, perforated trial color proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines, full OG, light trace of hinge mark, VF
200.00
601 **   83a
1908, 25k green and violet, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), marginal inscription reads: "Kred. Tip. 1908", slight pre-printing paper fold, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
602 **   83
1917-18, 25k dark green and dark violet, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), watermark "wavy lines" on ten right stamps, vertical fold along perforation, very nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
603 **   86a
1909, 70k brown and orange, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), the first printing without marginal inscription, minor marginal flaws, still fresh, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
604 **   88/104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, set of 15 in blocks of four, less 20k and 1r for completion, block of 2r has small natural inclusion on one stamp, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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1000.00
605  88 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Peter the Great, 1k orange, top sheet margin copy, imperforated at the top due to foldover with trimmed perforation at three other sides, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance
100.00
606  88
1913, Peter the Great, die proof of complete design of 1k in orange (issued color), size 45x55mm, small thin at the top margin as always, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
1000.00
607  90
1913, Alexander III, die proof of the central design for 3k stamp in black, size 48x65mm, minute thin at the top right, no gum as produced, VF
750.00
608  93
1913, Nicholas II, two die proofs of central design for 10k stamp in blue, oval cut at the top or at the bottom, approximate size 32x45mm, no gum as produced, VF
1500.00
609  95
1913, Nicholas I, die proof of complete design of 15k in green and black, size 40x50mm, usual slight thin at the top margin, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
1000.00
610  98
1913, Romanov Dynasty, die proof of frame only for 35k stamp in yellow brown, size 37x50mm, no gum as printed, VF
750.00
611  100
1913, Romanov Dynasty, die proof of frame only for 70k stamp in brown red, size 37x50mm, no gum as produced, VF
750.00
612 **   103
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark blue violet, top right corner margin block of four, slightly toned gum on margin, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
613 **   108a-09b
1915, 5r and 10r, two corner margin blocks of four, control marking "V" on margins, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
614 **   108b, 137a
1915, 3.50r and 5r , perforation 12 1/2, two complete sheets of 56 (50 stamps and six labels), the last one with some marginal faults, otherwise full OG, NH, VF
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250.00
615 **   114-15
1916, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps, 1k orange and 2k green, sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $240++
150.00
616 **   128 (130)
1917, 35k brown violet and green, left sheet margin copy, frame of 70k stamp in red brown printed on gum side, full OG, NH, VF and an unusual item
150.00
617 **   131 var
1917, 1r brown, light brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, right sheet margin imperforated block of 15, double frame variety (one inverted), in addition background is strongly shifted to the left, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
618 **   137d
1919, 3.50r maroon and light green, right sheet margin imperforated copy, horizontal varnish lines, perfect stamp in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $2,000 as hinged
1000.00
619  87
1917, perforated proof of 1r in dark brown, gray and orange, horizontal varnish lines, top sheet margin block of four, each stamp misperforated and it has strong background shift, official signature at the margin, NH, VF
400.00
620  Barefoot #11

Official stamps
St. Petersburg Residence Permit

1895, five large die proofs, value tablet blank, colors: carmine, brown, blue, orange and green, perfect condition, VF and extremely rare assembly
5000.00
621  Barefoot #6-14, var

Theater Tax Charity stamps

1898-1918, 18 stamps, including three surcharged values and two stamps overprinted in Ukraine, minor perforation flaws, still F/VF
150.00
622  

Priamur Exhibition

1913, Tercentenary of Romanov Dynasty, two multicolored labels, one of which with complete exhibition cancellation, minor perforation flaws, still F/VF
100.00