Lots 475 - 551, Catalogue of Auction #58 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
475   Mi U8a

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

1855, postal stationery envelope 20+1k light blue, size 142x115mm, perfect quality, unused, VF
100.00
476   Mi U8b
1855, postal stationery envelope 20+1k ultra, size 142x115mm, nice and fresh, unused, VF
100.00
477   Mi U9
1855-61, postal stationery envelope 30+1k pale red, size 142x115mm, flawless condition, unused, VF
100.00
478   Mi U9 var
1855-61, postal stationery envelope 30+1k brownish red, size 142x115mm, post office fresh, unused, VF
100.00
479   Mi U14 IID-15 IID
1868, two unissued stationery envelopes 20k blue and 30k carmine rose, size 115x75mm, nice quality, unused, VF
200.00
480   Mi P4 var
1874, stationery postcard 4k green, error reversal inscription "Uravlenie" at the bottom, posted at TPO No. 25-26, addressed to Warsaw, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
1000.00
481    

Imperial Stationery Collections

Enormous Collection in Two Three-Ring Binders

1873-1913, 281 pieces, each one arranged on individual page with detailed hand-written description, including 115 envelopes, 109postcards, 25 letter-cards and 32 wrappers, some better items and scarce destinations, minor flaws noted, generally fresh condition, F/VF, Mi C.v. is over ?8,000, Est. $2,000-$2,200
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1500.00
482   Mi K1/16

Stationery Letter-Cards Selection

1890-1913, 12 items, including two Romanov Dynasty pieces, excellent condition, all intact and unused, VF, Est. $120-$150
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100.00
483  1

Imperial Russian Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated copy, numeral "1" watermark, nice three side margins and close (1mm) margin at the top, a part of circular St. Petersburg ds, F/VF
200.00
484  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "1", eight postally used copies, several slightly rounded corners, generally fine, C.v. $1,200
300.00
485    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, slight soiling on tips of stamp perforation, mostly VF
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200.00
486    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 1865, two different types of St. Petersburg marking, one - in red, postmarked on arrival, VF, ex-Maslowski
200.00
487  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, numeral watermark "2" shifted to the right, printed on thin paper, "37" inside circular dotted cancellation (Revel), strong colors and very fresh, VF, C.v. $1,750
500.00
488  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2, watermark numeral "2", printed on thin paper, "38" inside circular dotted cancellation (Riga), VF
500.00
489    
1858, money-letter from St. Petersburg to Abo, payment was made in cash, black oval cancellation reads "S. Petersburg. 1858.5 I iju. Otp. Denezh.", some conveyance flaws, still F/VF and scarce
150.00
490 **   5-7
1864, 1k-3k, complete set of three, perforation 12 1/2, flawless in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and rare never hinged
1500.00
491 **   8-10
1858, 10k-30k, complete set of three, perforation 12 1/2, stamp of 20k has slight bottom left corner crease, brilliant colors and post office fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF and rare set in sound condition, C.v. $2,800 as hinged
1500.00
492 (*)   12-13
1865, 1k black and yellow, 3k black and green, the last one in horizontal pair, perforation 14 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance
100.00
493 **/*   19, var
1866-70, 1k black and yellow, printed on horizontally laid paper, two blocks of four of different shades, full OG, NH or LH (2), VF
100.00
494 **   20
1866-70, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of four, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
495    20c
1884, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, used on postcard from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
496  22
1866, trial color proof of 5k in light blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
200.00
497  22
1866, four trial color proofs of 5k in light blue, orange, carmine and lilac, printed on horizontally laid paper, two stamps have slightly rounded corners, fresh condition, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF
800.00
498    
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
499    20, 22
1883, four stamps on horizontally laid paper, including vertical pair of 3k green and black, met 14k postal rate, used on reverse of registered cover from St. Petersburg to Riga, all appropriate markings, VF
75.00
500    23
1871, entire wrapper from Moscow to St. Petersburg, franked by 10k brown and blue on horizontally laid paper, two different types of Moscow ds on front and on reverse, both with inverted "1871" in date, postmarked on arrival, VF
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150.00
501    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to London, two usual folds, transit and arrival markings, F/VF
100.00
502    
1874, stationery envelope 10k brown, sent by registered mail from Poltava to Bielostok, red label of Poltava Credit Association is on reverse, postmarked on arrival, light fold did not detract, VF
100.00
503 **   26-27
1875-79, 2k black and red, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, two bottom sheet margin blocks of four, top right stamp of 2k block has broken "2" at the upper right value tablet variety, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
504 (*)   26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, rounded bottom left corner, fresh colors, unused, no gum, fine and a collectable copy of this rare stamp, C.v. $7,500
500.00
505  26b
1875-79, 2k black and red, groundwork is inverted, partial postal cancellation reads: "S.Petersburg Exped. Pr. Inostr. Kor. 1_ Ma__ 188_" , slight top left corner thin, otherwise fresh colors and intact perforation, VF and extremely rare with five exemplars recorded until now, C.v. $65,000
15000.00
506  27
1879, trial color proof of 7k in lilac and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, trace of hinge at the top, VF
200.00
507 **   29, var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, right margin horizontal strip of three, left stamp with small "1" in "10" at the top left, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
508 **   30a
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, cross-shaped "t" instead of "T" variety, top sheet margin copy, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
509 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, in addition 2k green, all printed on horizontally laid paper, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
510  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
511  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
512  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 4k-1r and 1k-7r, two complete sets printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF
200.00
513  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine rose, imperforated copy, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, VLH, VF
150.00
514  51
1889, imperforated plate proof of 14k in blue and carmine, printed on thin chalk-surfaced card, fitted to stamp size, creased at the top, no gum as produced, F/VF appearance, very rare, expertized by Z. Mikulski
750.00
515 **   53-54
1889-92, 3.50r and 7r, two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
516    
1889, registered cover from Odessa to Prague, franked by two 7k blue, blue label of the Odessa Society of Fine Arts is on reverse, postmarked on arrival, minor soiling, mostly VF
100.00
517    
1902, pre-printed advertising envelope of the Gramophone Company, sent from St. Petersburg to Riga, franked by 7k blue, the Gramophone Society in Russia embossed label in blue is on reverse, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
518    
1903, advertising multicolored label of Pilsner Beer (Khabarovsk Brewery) affixed on reverse of stationery envelope 7k blue, sent from Khabarovsk to Rostok, uprated by 5k lilac, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
519  57b
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression, slight soiling at the top perforation, full OG, VLH, VF
200.00
520  60
1904, 10k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, stamp design and watermark are misplaced with regard to perforation, block of four, part of OG, VF
100.00
521 **   62, 64
1905, 15k and 25k, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
522 **   62
1905, 15k brown violet and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, left sheet margin block of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
523 **   67-70
1902-04, 70k-7r, four high values, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
524    55/63
1904, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent from Moscow to Germany, uprated by nine values on vertically laid paper, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
525  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, the last one is left sheet margin exemplar, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
200.00
526  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
527 **   73-86
1908-17, 1k-70k, two sets in blocks of four, vertical and horizontal gutters, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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150.00
528  79a
1908-09, 10k blue, early printing, nicely centered, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $500
100.00
529 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown violet and blue, inverted center design on gum side, top left corner margin block of four with two additional central vignettes at the top margin, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
530  81c
1909-17, 15k, blue color (center vignette) omitted, large part of OG, previously hinged, F/VF
100.00
531 **/*   79/87 var
1912-17, 12 mint stamps, including horizontal pair, offset of the design on gum side, double impression of center, perforation shifts, fresh condition, full OG, NH or LH, VF
100.00
532    
1912, advertising envelope of Tatarnikov Ironworks in St. Petersburg, pre-printed on front and with nice allegory on reverse, addressed to Detroit, slight corner folds, still VF
100.00
533  88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, fresh, full/large part of OG, LH or hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $152
100.00
534 **   88-100, 104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-70k and 5r, set of 14 in blocks of four, many with sheet or corner margins, block of 5r with minor perf separation, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
535    94-101
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 14k-1r, eight stamps used on registered cover from St, Petersburg to Stockholm, official label of the Ministry of International Affairs is on reverse, postmarked on arrival, light fold did not affect he stamps, mostly VF
100.00
536  102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, right sheet margin imperforated copy, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $1,000
500.00
537 **   105/41
1915-17, Romanov Dynasty, five money stamps, including vertical pair of 10k with double perforation between stamps, others with significant shifts of reversal text, no gum as issued, NH, VF
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100.00
538    105/16
1915-16, Romanov Dynasty, four money stamps used on registered cover from Kramatorsk to Yevpatoria in 1918, arrival ds on reverse, VF
100.00
539 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $500 as hinged
400.00
540 **/*   117-18 var
1917, surcharged issue, five stamps with various surcharge shifts, full OG, NH (3) or LH, VF
100.00
541  119-22
1917, 1k-5k, four imperforated side sheet margin blocks of ten (5x2), black typo overprint "Obrazets", block of 2k has slight gum crease affecting two stamps, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, VF
1000.00
542 **/*   123 var
1917, 5k claret, double impression, imperforated block of four with a part of adjoining stamps on the right, full OG, NH or LH (1), VF
300.00
543 **   124
1917, 10k dark blue, imperforated pane of 25, two horizontal folds between stamps, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $625 as hinged singles
500.00
544 **   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
545 **   135
1917, 10r red, yellow and gray, vertical varnish lines, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
546  87h
1917, imperforated trial color proof of 1r in brown, orange and green, horizontal varnish lines, full OG, LH, VF
60.00
547 **/*   

Liberty Cap and Abdication Overprints

1917, five blocks of four, including two blocks with inverted overprint, and one block of eight, minor original gum toning, still F/VF
100.00
548    
1917, stationery postcard 3k red sent from Moscow to Paris, posted into the mail on February 27 (the day when February Revolution had began in Russia), insufficiently franked and French postage due stamp of 5c blue was added upon arrival, censored, vertical fold away from the stamp, F/VF
100.00
549 **   

Imperial Russia Collections

Blocks of Four Selection

1904-17, 61 blocks of four or three plus label, representing many complete sets of postage and semi-postal issues, including 3.50r and 7r on vertically laid paper, some Romanov Dynasty, World War I Postal Charity and etc., some folds along perforation mentioned, mainly post office fresh condition, full OG, apparently all are NH, F/VF or better, Est. $500-$600
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350.00
550  

Used Collection on Pages with RSFSR and Semi-Postal Stamps

1857-1923, over three hundred used stamps on Schaubek Album pages in mounts, including many valuable items, such as No.1 (pen cancelled), No. 23with "Kalach" variety (defected), stamps on vertically laid paper, nice range of semi-postals and etc., some scarce cancellations, generally fresh condition, F/VF, C.v. is well over $5,000, Est. $800-$900
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600.00
551  

Moscow Perfin Cancellations Collection

1910's, 185 used stamps with many "rouble" values, representing 44 perfin varieties "M.P." (Moscow Pochtamt) with Arabic or Roman numerals, all are properly identified on stockpages, minor flaws should be expected, generally nice specialized lot of perfin cancellations, which were placed to avoid repeated stamp usage, F/VF, Est. $450-$500
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350.00