Lots 674 - 798, Catalogue of Auction #56 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
674  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, watermark numeral "1", three imperforated copies, one with dotted "385" (Gaspal) cancellation, and two with pre-philatelic markings of Odessa and Riga, fresh condition, F/VF, C.v. $2,550
600.00
675  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, watermark numeral "1", nine perforated copies, various dotted or pre-philatelic markings, minor perforation flaws, otherwise fresh, F/VF, C.v. $1,350
400.00
676  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, thin paper with numeral watermark "2", dotted cancellation, slight top right corner imperfection, otherwise nice copy, F/VF, C.v. $1,750
300.00
677  3 var
1858, 20k blue and orange, thin paper with numeral watermark "2" strongly shifted to the right, "37" inside circular dotted cancellation (Revel), strong colors and very fresh, VF and scarce
600.00
678  5-10
1858-64, 1k-30k, complete set of six, perforation 12 1/2, postal cancellations, fresh colors, F/VF, C.v. $455
100.00
679 **/*   11
1963, City Post, 5k black and blue, bottom right corner margin block of four, top left stamp with tiny gum scratch, full OG, NH or previously hinged (top stamps), VF
75.00
680  11
1863, City Post, 10k black and blue, two properly cancelled copies, red or black St. Petersburg cancellations, VF, individual L. Hovest opinion for each value, C.v. $350
100.00
681 */(*)   12, 15-18
1865, 1k, 10k-30k, set of four stamps, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, strong colors, 1k, 20k and 30k are unused, regummed, stamp of 10k with part of OG, previously hinged, VF appearance, C.v. $2,800
500.00
682 **/*   19-22, 20a
1866-70, 1k-5k, four blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, including 3k in yellow green shade, one block with perforation reinforcement, full OG, NH (five stamps) or LH, F/VF
250.00
683 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, top right corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
1000.00
684 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
1000.00
685    
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
686    19-20, 23
1871, entire wrapper from Chisinau to Vienna, postage had been paid in cash, upon arrival to the Russian border franked by three stamps on horizontally laid paper and tied by black boxed "Franco" marking, several transits and arrival ds, wax seal removed, VF and scarce mailing
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300.00
687    20c, 24a
1877, registered cover addressed to Moscow, franked on reverse by 3k and 20k on vertically laid paper, cancelled with pre-philatelic two-line Borokhudzirsk Station ds, postmarked on arrival, sealed with wax, repaired tear at the bottom, still F/VF and extremely rare, ex-Faberge
1000.00
688 **/*   27
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of six (2x3), full OG, NH (bottom block of four) or LH, VF
150.00
689  27
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, two panes of 25 used in 1883 on one piece, representing numerous printing varieties, St. Petersburg cancellation, VF
200.00
690 (*)   27b
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, minor perforation flaws, collectible condition copy, unused, regummed, F/VF appearance
400.00
691  28 var
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, "Oocem" variety, cancelled on a piece, VF
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75.00
692 **   29, var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, top margin block of four, top left stamp with deformed "0" at the top left value tablet (position 56), full OG, NH, VF
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500.00
693 **   31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, 2k is in yellow green, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
694  31-38
1883, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, each stamp with blue overprint "Specimen", in addition stamp of 70k with black boxed overprint, originated from presentation cards using by Portuguese or British Postal Administrations, fresh condition, VF
400.00
695  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray and 7r black and yellow, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, each one with blue overprint "Specimen", originated from a presentation card using by Portuguese Postal Administration, nice quality, VF
1500.00
696  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 4k-1r and 1k-7r, two complete sets, printed on horizontally laid paper, the total is 14 stamps, full or large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF
200.00
697  41
1889, imperforated plate proof of 4k in carmine rose, printed on thin card, bottom sheet margin copy, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
698  42
1889, imperforated plate proof of 10k in blue, printed on thin card, bottom sheet margin copy, slight surface wrinkle, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
699  43
1889, imperforated plate proof of 20k in blue and carmine rose, printed on thin card, bottom sheet margin copy, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
700  43
1889, three imperforated stage proofs for frame, central vignette and denomination of 20k, printed on very thin pasted up paper, no gum as produced, VF and scarce assembly
750.00
701  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine rose, imperforated copy, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, VLH, VF
150.00
702  44
1889, imperforated plate proof of 50k in violet and green, left sheet margin copy, printed on thin card, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
703  44
1889, two imperforated stage proofs for frame and central vignette of 50k, printed on very thin pasted up paper with text on reverse, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
704  44
1889, 50k violet and green, right sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
705  46
1889-92, imperforated proof of 1k in orange, frame only, printed on very thin pasted up paper, no gum as produced, VF
250.00
706  47
1889-92, two imperforated stage proofs for frame and background of 2k, printed on very thin pasted up paper, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
707  49
1889-92, imperforated proof of 5k in violet, frame only, printed on very thin paper with the text on reverse, bottom left corner margin horizontal pair, no gum as produced, F/VF
500.00
708  49
1889-92, imperforated proof of 5k in violet, frame only, left sheet margin copy with large part of adjoining stamp on the right, printed on back side of an old form, some paper defects, no gum as produced, VF appearance
250.00
709  50
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 7k in blue, printed on thin card, bottom sheet margin copy, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
710  50
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 7k in black, printed on very thin gummed paper, fresh, VF and rare
750.00
711  51
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 14k in blue and carmine rose, bottom sheet margin copy, printed on thin card, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
712  51
1889-92, 14k blue and carmine rose, imperforated copy, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, LH, VF
150.00
713  52
1889-92, 35k violet and green, imperforated copy, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, LH, VF
150.00
714  53
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, black boxed overprint "Specimen", full OG, NH, VF
100.00
715 **   55-70
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 17, printed on vertically laid paper, very fresh and nice, full OG, NH (50k is previously hinged), mostly VF
300.00
716 **/*   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 05 E", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
300.00
717 **/*   56
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 06 A", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
300.00
718 **/*   57
1902, 3k carmine rose, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 06 3", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
300.00
719  57b
1902, 3k carmine rose, double impression variety, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, very light trace of hinge, appears NH, VF
250.00
720 **/*   57C
1904, 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom right corner margin block of four, control No. 2 on margin, full OG, NH or LH on margin and top right stamp, VF
200.00
721 **/*   58
1902, 5k violet, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 06 B", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
400.00
722 **/*   59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "8 Ts. T. ...", minor perf separation on the right between stamp and margin, full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
300.00
723 **/*   60
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 06 D", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
400.00
724 **   60 var
1904, 10k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, block of four with misplaced vertical and horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
725 **/*   61
1902, 14k blue and carmine rose, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 06 A", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
400.00
726 **   62
1904, 15k brown violet and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top complete pane of 25, control inscription "A 04 A", light fold and perf separation at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
1500.00
727  62 var
1904, 15k brown violet and blue, design printed on gum side, vertically laid paper, fresh, VF, "Ferrari-Faberge" hs on reverse
150.00
728 **/*   63
1904, 20k blue and red, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 05 A", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
400.00
729 **/*   65
1902, 35k dark violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
250.00
730 **/*   66
1904, 50k violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, lightly folded along horizontal perforation, full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
500.00
731 **/*   67
1902, 70k brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 04 A", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF and scarce multiple
1000.00
732 **/*   68
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 05 B", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
750.00
733  68f
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, printed on vertically laid paper, minor soiling and perf irregularities at the top, large part of OG, previously hinged, F/VF, C.v. $1,200
300.00
734 **/*   69
1902, 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 04 B", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
400.00
735 **/*   70
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription "A 04 B", full OG, NH or LH on margin and bottom left stamp, VF
150.00
736  70-72
1902-06, 5r, 7r and 10r, three stamps printed on vertically laid paper, each one with black boxed "Specimen" overprint, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
737 **/*   71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, left sheet margin blocks of four, control marking "V" on margins, block of 10r with perforation reinforcement, full OG, NH (two stamps of each block) or LH, VF
1000.00
738 **   74 var
1912-17, 2k green, three side margin block of ten (5x2) with strongly misplaced vertical and horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
739 **/(*)   76-77 var
1912-17, 4k carmine and 5k claret, two values with pre-printing paper folds, opened for display, full OG, NH (5k) or unused, no gum, VF and spectacular
100.00
740  77 var
1912-17, 5k claret, large part of the design missing due to foldover, full OG, previously hinged, VF
75.00
741  79 var
1910-17, 10k dark blue, design printed on gum side, LH on ungummed reverse, VF
100.00
742  79
1908, perforated plate proof of 10k in light blue, three instead of four lines of the center oval, changed design of the center and curls of the top ribbon, bottom sheet margin horizontal tete-beche pair with gutter in the middle, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare
2500.00
743 **   81, var
1912-17, 15k violet brown and blue, left sheet margin horizontal strip of five, two right stamps with omitted center, tiny spot of skipped gum on the right stamp, minor perf separations not affected errors, full OG, NH(hinged on margin), VF and rare
400.00
744  81 var
1912-17, 15k violet brown and blue, top left corner margin block of three, sideways design printed on gum side (mostly on margin) due to foldover, several paper creases, still VF appearance
100.00
745 **   81, var
1912-17, 15k violet brown and blue, top sheet margin horizontal strip of three, right stamp with albino impression, while stamp in the middle with missing part of the design on the right, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
746    82
1918, bisect of 20k blue and carmine, used on postcard from Dedovichi to Vladimir-Volynsk, arrival ds is alongside, VF and scarce commercial card, ex-Dr. Seichter
500.00
747 **   83, var
1912-17, 25k green and violet, top right corner margin block of four, upper right stamp with omitted center, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
748  87d
1910-17, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, two horizontal sheet margin pairs from the early and later printings, imperforated vertically between stamps and on the right or left respectively, first one with toned spots, full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
150.00
749  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, C.v. $152
100.00
750 **   90/100
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k-70k, five corner margin blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
751  90
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of center for 3k denomination in black, printed on coated paper, size 50x61mm, fresh condition, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
752  93
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of central design for 10k denomination in blue, printed on coated paper, size 47x63mm, no gum as issued, VF, ex-Norman Epstein
500.00
753  95
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of 15k in brown and bluish green, printed on coated paper, size 40x48mm, slight thin at the top margin as usual, no gum as issued, VF and scarce
750.00
754  97
1913, Alexis Mikhailovich, die proof of central vignette for 25k denomination in black, litho printing on thin card, size 42x45mm, no gum as produced, VF, ex-Norman Epstein
500.00
755  98
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of frame design for 35k denomination in dark violet, printed on coated paper, size 40x48mm, no gum as issued, VF
500.00
756 **   103
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, left sheet margin block of four, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
757 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, top left corner margin block of six (3x2), full OG, NH, VF, an eye-catching item
150.00
758  758
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, top sheet margin imperforated copy, a part of perfin "Obrazets", no gum, VF and scarce
500.00
759  104
1913, Nicholas II, die proof of central vignette for 5r denomination, small portrait turned right, litho printing in black on thin card, size 40x47mm, VF, ex-Norman Epstein
500.00
760 **   106/41
1915/17, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, five complete issues, the total is 11 stamps, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $76
60.00
761  106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 15k brown, money stamp, top part of the design with light impression, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
762  106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 15k brown, money stamp, facial offset of the back text, no gum as issued, VF
100.00
763 **   106a
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 15k brown, money stamp, imperforated block of four, text on reverse is misplaced, no gum as issued, NH, VF
500.00
764 **   106a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 15k brown, money stamp, imperforated block of four with facial text offset, in addition text on reverse is misplaced, no gum as issued, NH, VF
600.00
765 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 20k olive green, money stamp, bottom right corner margin copy with the text placed on front and rotated, no gum as issued, NH, VF
150.00
766 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 20k olive green, money stamp, overinked center and top left corner, no gum as issued, NH, VF
100.00
767  107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 20k olive green, money stamp, corner margin copy with multiple foldover, resulting in the text is printed on the face, some toning, still a spectacular item, no gum as issued, F/VF appearance
100.00
768 **   107a
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 20k olive green, money stamp, imperforated block of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF
500.00
769 **   107a
1915, Romanov Dynasty, 20k olive green, money stamp, imperforated block of four with double impression, no gum as issued, NH, VF
500.00
770 **   108c
1915, 5r indigo, green and light blue, double impression of center, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by Romeko
100.00
771  108, 133 var
1915-17, 5r indigo, green and light blue, three perforated and two imperforated copies, four values with shifted center in various degree and one stamp with full offset of the frame on reverse, full OG, LH, F/VF
100.00
772 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $500 as hinged
400.00
773 **/*   117-18 var
1917, surcharged issue, four stamps with various surcharge shifts, full OG, NH (2) or LH, VF
100.00
774 **/*   119 var
1917, 1k orange, imperforated block of six with double impression, full OG, NH (block of four on the left) or hinged, VF
500.00
775  119-21
1917, 1k orange and 3k red, imperforated vertical se-tenant "pair" with just a part of 1k at the top, gutter in the middle 59mm, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare, L. Hovest certificate
1500.00
776  120/30
1917, eight horizontal imperforated strips of five, each one with a part of black overprint "Obrazets", including 4k, 15k, 20k, 25k, 50k and 70k, which are extremely rare in such format, full OG, NH, VF
5000.00
777 **   135, var
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, left sheet margin imperforated block of ten (5x2), stamp in the middle of bottom row with "open oval" variety, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple
1250.00
778 **   87h
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, double impression of frame, bottom right corner margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
779  87h
1917, two imperforated trial color proofs of 1r in horizontal sheet margin pairs, so-called "black" and "green", first one with inverted background, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
780 **/*   139 var
1917, Romanov Dynasty, black surcharge 1(k) on money stamp 1k orange, reversal text placed upside down, top sheet margin block of six, no gum as issued, VF and scarce multiple
600.00
781 **   139 var
1917, Romanov Dynasty, black surcharge 1(k) on 1k brown orange, top right corner margin horizontal pair with text printed on the face of adjoining margin due to foldover, no gum as issued, NH (LH on margin only), VF
150.00
782 **/*   140a var
1917, Romanov Dynasty, strongly shifted to the left black surcharge 2(k) on money stamp 2k green, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, no gum as issued, VF
300.00
783 **   141 var
1917, Romanov Dynasty, 3k carmine, money stamp, top sheet margin copy with bottom perforation shifted to the design, imperforated at the top, no gum as issued, NH, VF
150.00
784 **   106-07 var
1917, Abdication of Emperor Nicholas II, 15k and 20k, two money stamps in blocks of eight with black overprint, no gum as produced, VF
75.00
785    

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
786    
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
787    
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
788    
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
789    
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
790    
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
791    

Charity Envelopes
St. Petersburg

1890-1900's, two small size envelopes, one of which is in triangle shape, postally used or unused with minor defects, F/VF
100.00
792    

Ismail

1880-90's, four Charity envelopes, 10k, 15k or 20k, pre-printed with "For Benefit of Poor People" or "For Ismail Public Schools", neatly arranged on page from a Collection, fresh condition, VF and scarce assembly
500.00
793    

Odessa Fabulous Collection

1878-95, 58 envelopes, bearing Red Cross handstamp or printed impression, including 17 postally used, neatly arranged on exhibition style pages, different by year of issue, size, paper, watermark and layout, some duplication, fresh, VF and rare assembly
Click the numbers below to see additional pages:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
4000.00
794    

Omsk

1880's, envelope with pre-printed Red Cross inside circle on the flap and "g. Omsk" at the bottom, size 135x75mm, fresh, unused, VF and rare
300.00
795    

Ship Mail

1912, PPC addressed to Brussels, posted into the mail on board of a steamship from the 3rd Belomorskoye Line (3-e Belomorskoye Parokhodstvo), franked by 4k carmine, appropriate oval ds and arrival marking, VF and scarce, Holcombecertificate
500.00
796  

Imperial Non-Postal Stamps and Charity Labels

1912-13, four different advertising labels, promoted Fashion, Auto and Gardening Exhibitions, fresh condition, mostly VF
100.00
797  
1920-30's, Charity Vignettes Illustrated Glorious History of Russian State in IX-XIX Centuries, four sets of six labels, printed in se-tenant pane, each pane pasting in individual booklet, issued by Association of Russian War Invalids in France, excellent condition, VF and rare
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
1000.00
798  
1914-17, 16 Charity labels of the World War I period and one Red Cross se-tenant sheet of 20, all are in collectible condition, two with postal cancellations, mostly VF
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250.00