Lots 797 - 877, Catalogue of Auction #54 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
797   Mi U3

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

1848, postal stationery envelope 30+1k rose, fresh, unused, VF
200.00
798   Mi U11
1863, postal stationery envelope 20+1k light blue, watermark 3, excellent condition, unused, VF and quite scarce, Mi C.v. ?2,750
1000.00
799   Mi U19A, D, U20B-D
1870-72, City Post, five different stationery envelopes 5k red, indicia at the top left or top right corner, fresh, unused, VF, C.v. ?365
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150.00
800   Mi U19D
1870, City Post stationery envelope 5k red, indicia at the top left corner, size 140x113mm, sent in St. Petersburg, oval S.P.B. cancellation, backstamped, slight fold, still F/VF
200.00
801    

Postal Stationery Collections

Nice Unused Collection

1872-1915, 62 postal stationery items, representing 35 envelopes, 12 postcards, 10 letter-cards, 7 wrappers, including Romanov Dynasty items, practically perfect condition, mostly VF, Mi C.v. ?2,070
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
500.00
802   Mi A1-4

Unused Money Transfer Stationery Cards

1896-1901, seven items, including four pre-paid cards and three blank forms, Mi. #A2 is folded along counterfoil line, fresh, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4
250.00
803    

Enormous Collection of Used Postal Stationery Items in Two Large Binders

1872-1916, 284 items, including 105 envelopes, 141 postcards, 17 letter-cards, 11 wrappers, 11 money transfers and one Address Bureau card, each one placed on individual page with detailed hand-made inscription, minor conveyance flaws possible, still F/VF, Mi C.v. ?7,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
1500.00
804  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy with large margins at three sides and slightly reduced margin on the right, numeral "1" watermark, a part of two-line pre-philatelic Odessa cancellation, F/VF
300.00
805    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, vertical pair used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Sumy, tied by concentric circles dotted cancellation, two-line Moscow "14 June 1858" date stamp on reverse, VF
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750.00
806  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 corrected perforation at the top, still F/VF
750.00
807 (*)   5-7
1864, 1k-5k, perforation 12 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, fresh, unused, no gum, VF, C.v. $925 as hinged
150.00
808 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, top right corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
809  13
1865, 3k black and green, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by E. Fomin, C.v. $250
100.00
810    9, 13-14
1870, three stamps, including 20k blue and orange with perforation 12 1/2, used on cover from Rybinsk to Selles-sur-Cher (France) via St. Petersburg, transit and arrival ds, VF and scarce franking, ex-Liphschutz
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750.00
811    
1870, entire wrapper from Odessa to Genoa, sent without paying postage, Italian postage due 1L blue and magenta applied upon arrival, Vienna, Milan, Verona transits and arrival ds on the back, VF
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150.00
812 **   19-22
1866, 1k, 3k and 5k, printed on horizontally laid paper, three bottom left corner margin blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
813    19-20, 23
1871, entire wrapper from Chisinau to Vienna, for some reason postage was paid in cash, upon arrival to the Russian border franked by three stamps on horizontally laid paper, tied by black boxed "Franco"marking, several transits and arrival ds, wax seal removed, VF and very scarce mailing
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300.00
814 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom right corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
1000.00
815    24
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Genoa, all appropriate transits and arrival ds, minor soiling, F/VF
100.00
816 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
1250.00
817  19c-28a
1868-75, 1k-30k, 2k-8k, two complete sets printed on vertically laid paper, nine stamps altogether, postal cancellations, mostly F/VF, C.v. $753.50
150.00
818  25a
1868, 30k carmine and green, printed on vertically laid paper, nice and fresh copy, full OG, previously hinged, VF
750.00
819  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
150.00
820 **/*   31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, several are corner margin copies, full OG, NH (1k-7k) or previously hinged, F/VF
100.00
821 **   31-34
1883-88, 1k-5k, set of four in blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
822  31
1883, imperforated proof of 1k in orange (issued color), printed on horizontally laid paper, balanced margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, Liphschutz, this proof previously had been offered for Sale on Harmers Auctions, SA "The Liphschutz Sale" in 1993, Lot #1237
3500.00
823  33
1883, imperforated proof of 3k in carmine (issued color), printed on horizontally laid paper, ample margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, offered at "The Liphschutz Sale", Lot #1238
3500.00
824  34
1883, imperforated proof of 5k in violet (issued color), printed on horizontally laid paper, nice margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, offered at "The Liphschutz Sale", Lot #1239
3500.00
825  35
1883, imperforated proof of 7k in blue (issued colors), printed on horizontally laid paper, ample margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, offered at "The Liphschutz Sale", Lot #1240
3500.00
826  37
1883, imperforated proof of 35k in violet and green (issued colors), printed on horizontally laid paper, balanced margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, offered at "The Liphschutz Sale", Lot #1241
3500.00
827  38
1883, imperforated proof of 70k in brown and orange (issued color), printed on horizontally laid paper, nice margins all around, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge, offered at "The Liphschutz Sale", Lot #1242
3500.00
828 **/*   41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, two complete sets printed on horizontally laid paper, the total is 14 stamps, full OG, NH (7r) or LH/hinged, F/VF
200.00
829  55-70, 60a
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 17, printed on vertically laid paper, in addition stamp of 10k with inverted background, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF
200.00
830    59
1906, registered cover from Odessa Train Station to Kherson, franked by three stamps of 7k blue (on reverse), registered label "Odessa. zhel.-dor. p.o." affixed alongside, postmarked on arrival, roughly opened, still F/VF, reportedly only one of two items bearing such label known
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200.00
831 **   60a
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, inverted background, bottom right corner margin block of ten (5x2), one stamp has small toned spot, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
832  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two high values, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $400
200.00
833 **   77
1910, 5k claret, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), marginal inscription reads: "Kred. Tip. 1910" control No.1 at the bottom left, slight fold along horizontal perforation and insignificant gum crease, still nice condition, full OG, NH, VF
750.00
834 **   79
1910-11, 10k dark blue, bottom left corner margin horizontal pair with control No. 2 on margin, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
835  79 var
1910-17, 10k dark blue, design printed on gum side, horizontal pair, LH on ungummed reverse, VF
200.00
836  79
1908, perforated plate proof of 10k in light blue, block of four, three instead of two lines of the center oval, changed design of the center and curls of the top ribbon, printed on wove paper with varnish lines, very fresh, no gum as printed, VF and extremely rare multiple
4000.00
837    82
1918, bisect of 20k blue and carmine, used on postcard from Dedovichi to Vladimir-Volynsk, arrival ds is alongside, VF, ex-Seichter
300.00
838 **   86a
1910, 70k brown and orange, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), watermark "wavy lines" at the top and bottom, minor marginal flaws, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
839 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, full OG, NH, mostly VF, C.v. $650
300.00
840  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, in addition color shades of 1r, 2r and 3r, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $242++
150.00
841  92 var
1913, Nicholas II, 7k brown, right sheet margin imperforated copy, probably cutting out from a fantail, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance
150.00
842 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2r red brown, imperforated block of four with nice margins, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $4,000 as hinged singles
2000.00
843 **   103
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, block of four, top right stamp with slightly disturbed gum, otherwise full OG, NH, VF
150.00
844 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, right sheet margin copy, control marking "3" on margin, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
845 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, bottom sheet margin block of four, slightly toned full original gum, NH, VF
100.00
846 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 15k orange brown, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair without reversal inscription, small paper scratch at the bottom right corner, fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce
800.00
847  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 reverse due to foldover, no gum as issued, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2009)
400.00
848 **   109d
1915, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted, unusually well centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $500 as hinged
400.00
849 **   115
1916, Alexander II, money stamp 2k green, complete sheet with intact margins of 100 stamps, folded along perforation, very fresh, no gum as issued, VF, C.v. $3,500 as singles
1000.00
850  117a
1917, inverted black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by H. Bloch
75.00
851  119-22
1917, 1k-5k, four imperforated side sheet margin blocks of ten (5x2), black typo overprint "Obrazets" (Specimen), full OG, block of 2k has slight gum crease affecting two stamps, full OG, NH, VF
1000.00
852    121 var
1917, 3k red, imperforated copy with Postmaster Provisional rouletted perforation, used on PPC from Zmievka to Kharkov, machine arrival ds, VF and scarce
150.00
853  123 var
1917, 5k claret, imperforated bottom sheet margin copy with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF
100.00
854 **   137, a, 138, d
1917, 3.50r and 7r, two blocks of three with label for each denomination, including 3.50r with perforation 12 1/2, and 7r with single outer frame, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
855  87h var
1917, 1r pale brown, dark brown and orange, triple impression of the background, horizontal imperforated pair printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, full OG, LH, VF
100.00
856  87h
1917, two imperforated trial color proofs of 1r, so-called "black" and "green", both with horizontal varnish lines, full OG, NH or LH, VF
100.00
857    

Disinfected mailings

1845, stampless entire letter to Sardinian Consul at Odessa, black boxed marking "Ochischeno v Odesskom Karantine. 17 Marta 1845", slitting and punching for disinfection, VF, Dobin #9.04
600.00
858    
1847, stampless entire letter from Marseilles to Odessa via Constantinople, forwarding Agent's cachet in blue, a part of black boxed marking "Ochischeno v Odesskom Karantine" (Decontaminated in Odessa Quarantine), usual punches and slits for disinfection, VF, Dobin #9.05
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500.00
859    
1853, stampless entire letter to Sardinian Consul at Odessa, black oval marking with inverted date " Ochischeno v Odes. Karantine. 24 Marta 18__" usual slits and punctures for disinfection, VF, Dobin #9.07 var
600.00
860    
1854, stampless entire letter to Sardinian Consul at Odessa, black oval marking " Ochischeno v Odes. Karantine 8 GEN. 1854", usual slits and punctures for disinfection, VF, Dobin #9.07 var
500.00
861    
1897, registered pre-printed cover from Peshawar to Bukhara via Odessa, franked by Indian adhesives on reverse, upon arrival to Odessa marked "Obezzarazheno" (Decontaminated) in violet , Sea Post Office and Odessa transits, Bukhara arrival ds, top left corner damaged, still F/VF
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250.00
862    
1916, free-frank picture postcard from Ismail to Kharkov, violet military marking reads: "Sanitary and Disinfected Unit of the South West Front", machine arrival ds, VF
100.00
863    

Red Cross Charity Envelopes and Postcards
St. Petersburg

1899, illustrated envelope, sent from Yuriev (Lifland Gub.) to England, all appropriate markings, minor soiling and paper disturbance, still F/VF
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100.00
864    
1903, Illustrated visiting-card envelope, issued by Red Cross Committee "In Charge for Nurses", posted from St. Petersburg to Vezenberg (Estland Gub.), appropriate markings, VF
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150.00
865    

Odessa

1881, envelope with red circular handstamp of the local Red Cross Office at the top right corner, size 112x72mm, fresh, unused, VF
100.00
866    
1883, envelope with Red Cross circular handstamp at the top right corner, sent from Odessa to Rovno, franked by 7k gray and rose, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce commercial mailing
150.00
867    
1895, pre-printed Red Cross visiting-card envelope, sent locally in Odessa, franked by 1k orange, traces of previous mounts on reverse, still VF
150.00
868    
1905, pre-printed Red Cross visiting-card envelope with text "Aid for Suffering", sent locally in Odessa, franked by 1k orange, top left corner trimmed as often, VF
150.00
869    

Great Collection

1878-96, 63 mostly different envelopes, including 11 locally used in nice presentation album, neatly identified by year of issue, varieties of paper, watermark and layout, fresh, VF and rare assembly, which is practically impossible to duplicate
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
5000.00
870    

Omsk

1880's, envelope with Red Cross circular pre-print on the flap and manuscript "g. Omsk" at the bottom, size 135x75mm, fresh, unused, VF and scarce
300.00
871   Mi U33A

Military Mailings
Field Post on Manoeuvres

1902, stationery envelope 7k blue, bearing boxed marking "Polevaia Pochta na Manevrakx. Glavnaia Polevaia Pochtovaia Kontora" on front and reverse, posted from St. Petersburg to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
500.00
872    

Russo-Japanese War

1904, free-frank PPC from Taolaichao (endorsed, but no cancelled), addressed to Riga, red military medical unit cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
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100.00
873    
1904-05 1905, free-frank cover to Kaluga, posted into the mail at Field PO of 17th Army Corps, violet military marking and arrival ds on reverse, VF
150.00
874    
1905, free-frank PPC to Bessarab Gub. via Odessa, posted into the mail on Budaevo Train Station, blue negative military seal, all appropriate markings and arrival ds alongside, VF
100.00
875    

Russia During the World War I

1916, free-frank PPC from an officer of Russian Military Forces in France, addressed to Moscow, special Russian military unit in Marseille marking, censored at Petrograd, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
876    

Belgian Army in Russia during the World War I

1917, free-frank PPC to Kiev, violet military marking reads: "Belgiiskaia Armiia v Rossii. Bronevoi Batal?ion", Field PO entry and Kiev machine arrival ds, VF
150.00
877  Barefoot #1/14

Russian Consular stamps

1913-66, 1k-4.50r, set of nine different, in addition Soviet issue, 5k-5r, set of six, first one is used, the last one - unused, F/VF
100.00