Lots 685 - 738, Catalogue of Auction #66 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
685    

Royal Mail

1890-1900's, free-frank cover from Executive Office of Grand Dukes Boris Vladimirovich and Andrey Vladimirovich (grand sons of Emperor Alexander II) to Emperor Nicholas II Chancellery, official embossed label is on reverse, VF
100.00
686   Mi U1

Imperial Postal Stationery items

1848, stationery envelope 10k+1k black, size 137x107mm, sent to Kamenetz (Podolia Gub.) in 1850, pen cross cancellation, postmarked on arrival, VF
500.00
687   Mi U1
1848, stationery envelope 10k+1k black, used as money letter for sending 34.50 rub in 1852, sealed with wax by Yasnovskaya Postal Station, addressed to Moscow, two-line receiver placed on front upon arrival, conveyance flaws, nevertheless F/VF and with high probability an unique item
10000.00
688    Standard #ES6
1896, essay for Imperial reply letter card 10k+10k blue, contains two attached letter cards, size of each 174x106mm, appropriately folded, perfect condition, VF and scarce, one copy of such essay was presented to each participant of the UPU Conference of 1906 in Rome
2000.00
689   Mi SU4F
1857, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5k+1k blue, indicia is inverted at the bottom left corner, size 135x110mm, used in Moscow, some soiling and horizontal fold, sealed with wax, otherwise fine and rare
750.00
690  11, var

IMPERIAL POSTAGE STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY

1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, horizontal pair, left stamp with broken shading on the left of "G" in "Gorod." variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF
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150.00
691  11 var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, retouch of the engraving in the central circle variety (position 46), appropriate red cancellation of 1863, fresh quality, VF and very rare item in used condition
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400.00
692    19
1881, Odessa Red Cross Charity envelope, dated "1878", locally sent in Odessa as "invitation letter", franked by 1k black and yellow on horizontally laid paper, fresh, VF
100.00
693    22a
1869, 5k black and gray, color variety, vertical pair used on cover from Moscow to St. Petersburg, tied by Moscow "25.Feb.1869", backstamped with "26.Feb.1869" ds, VF, ex-Faberge
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150.00
694    24a
1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to St. Petersburg, all appropriate markings, VF, ex-Faberge
200.00
695 **/*   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25, nice condition, full OG, NH or previously hinged (four corner stamps), VF, BMP Basel certificate
2000.00
696 (*)   26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, rounded bottom left corner, fresh colors, unused, no gum, fine and a collectable exemplar of this rare stamp, C.v. $7,500 as hinged
300.00
697  27 var
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, 1mm horizontal white stripe due to damaged printing plate, neat postal cancellation, VF and an unusual item
100.00
698  28 var
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, a rose dot in the left posthorn variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, this variety is mentioned in the Lobachevski handbook, ex-Faberge
150.00
699    26, 28
1875, 2k and 8k x2, three stamps printed on horizontally laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Simferopol to Marseille via Warsaw, delivered by TPO No.48, all transits and arrival markings, usual fold away from the stamps, mostly VF
100.00
700 **/*   31-38
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set in blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh and nice unit, full OG, NH (2k - one stamp, 5k and 70k have two stamps LH), VF and scarce set of multiples
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2000.00
701  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, the last one with tiny natural paper inclusion, fresh condition, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $2,100
600.00
702  39a
1884, 3.50r black and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, proof-like embossing, brilliant colors and perfect centering, full OG, previously hinged, VF and extremely rare, especially in such premium quality, with high probability the best exemplar ever known, expertized by A. Diena, Champion and others, N. Mandrovski certificate, C.v. $100,000
50000.00
703  42
1889, imperforated plate proof of 10k in dark blue, printed on very thin pasted up paper with text on reverse, no gum as produced, VF
150.00
704  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine rose, imperforated single, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, VLH, VF
150.00
705  51
1889, plate proof of 14k in blue and rose, left sheet margin exemplar, ample to clear margins at three other sides, printed on chalk-surfaced thin cardboard, no gum as produced, F/VF
500.00
706  
1902, rectangular imperforated essay of 7k in dark rose, unapproved design with Coat of Arms in the middle, printed on thin card, perfect quality, no gum as issued, VF and scarce
2500.00
707  57C var
1904, 4k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, thick outer frame variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
100.00
708    57C-60
1905, registered money letter for 110rub, sent from Moscow to Wiesbaden via Kibarty, postage paid by four stamps of 4k, 5k x2 and 10k, met postal rate of 24k, while money transfer paid by cash, wax seals of Moscow Pochtamt, arrival ds, vertical fold did not affect the stamps, otherwise VF
100.00
709 **/*   62, 64
1905, 15k brown violet and blue, 25k green and lilac, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH (25k), VF
75.00
710  71-72
1906, 5r blue, green and pale blue, 10r red, yellow and gray, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
200.00
711 **   71-72
1906, 5r blue, green and pale blue, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, complete set in top left corner margin blocks of four, each one with "V" control markings on selvage, printed on vertically laid paper, post office fresh, full OG,NH (LH on margin far away from the stamps), VF
1500.00
712 **   73-87
1908-17, 1k-1r, perforated complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, including 10k pale blue from the early printing, full OG, NH, VF
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150.00
713 **   73-87
1910-17, 1k-1r, perforated complete set in cross-gutter blocks of four (1r top left corner margin block), fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
714 **   74b
1910-11, 2k green, double impression, bottom sheet margin block of four from an early printing, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
715 **   80/86, 138a var
1915-17, 14k, 25k, 35k, 70k and 7r, five stamps with varnish lines on both sides, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
716 **   87 var
1910, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, bottom sheet margin single with "wavy lines" watermark, early printing, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
717 **/*   87b, var
1910-11, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, two stamps with perforation 12 1/2, one of which has thin "1" variety, full OG, NH (error stamp) or previously hinged, VF
100.00
718  87e
1915-17, 1r dark brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 13 1/2, center and denomination are inverted, in addition omitted vertical varnish lines, insignificant gum wrinkle, otherwise full OG, LH, VF
75.00
719 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, 1k-5r, complete set of 17 in vertical pairs (3r is a single), nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,300 for two single sets
400.00
720 **   88/100
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k, 3k, 4k, 7k x2, 14k and 70k, seven stamps in corner margin blocks of four, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
721 **   90b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k rose red, double impression, excellent quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $700 as hinged
300.00
722 **   105-07 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 10, 15k and 20k, three of each, distinctly different shades, including very scarce 20k in intensive green, no gum as produced, NH, VF and a spectacular unit
150.00
723  107
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, perforated forgery of 20k olive, litho instead of typo printing, line instead of comb perforation, no gum as produced, VF
150.00
724 **   112-16
1916-17, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k and two surcharged values, no gum as produced, NH, VF
50.00
725 **   119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17 in horizontal pairs (20k - vertical pair), some with sheet margins, full OG, NH (one stamp of 7r is hinged), VF
150.00
726 **   137a
1917, 3.50r maroon and green, perforation 12 1/2, varnish lines omitted, block of three with "V" label at the top right, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
727  87h
1917, three imperforated proofs of 1r, one with black and two with green background, one of which has strongly shifted center, horizontal varnish lines, full OG, NH (2) or LH, VF
150.00
728  Standard #T1

Telegraph stamp

1866, 20k black and brown, top right corner with incomplete shading variety (position 7), absolutely gorgeous and flawless exemplar, full original gum, previously hinged, VF, reportedly only 14stamps are recorded, most of them are faulted, the stamp with this printing variety is unique with high probability, E. Diena certificate
30000.00
729    

Field Post on Manoeuvres

1900, stationery postcard 3k red, bearing violet boxed marking "Polevaia Pochta na Manevrah. Glavnaia Polevaia Pochtovaia Kontora", posted at Lappeenranta (Russian Finland) to Krasnoye Selo (St. Petersburg Gub.), postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00
730    

Military Courier Envelopes

1914-17, two small size envelopes for usage in Front-Line Forces for express delivery commands, dispatches and notes, pre-printed with address part, details and pace of handling, one with written addressee name, the other one unused, slight paper folds, mostly VF and admittedly scarce
250.00
731    

Advertising Postal History items

1906, envelope with Brocard & Co. Perfumery advertising, sent from Moscow to Germany, franked by 10k dark blue, postmarked on arrival, roughly opened, still VF
100.00
732    
1911, Moisei Klummel's Rubber Handstamps Manufactory pre-printed advertising on postcard from Dvinsk to Dresden, franked by two stamps, tied by oval Dvinsk Train Station ds, VF
150.00
733    
1913, pre-printed advertising of K. I. Sokhet Produce Procurement Office on postcard, sent from Kovno (now Kaunas) to Suvalki Govt., written in Hebrew, franked by two Romanov Dynasty stamps of 1k orange, VF
100.00
734    
1914, Magazine "Pharmaceutical Agent" (Farmatsevticheskiy Posrednik") four-language pre-printed advertisement on envelope sent by registered mail from Moscow to Paris, franked by two Romanov Dynasty 10k blue on reverse, postmarked on arrival, minor wear, otherwise F/VF
120.00
735    
1915, pre-printed envelope with advertisement of Ink and Stationery Merchandise "Carter", sent from Moscow to New York by registered mail, franked with 20k blue and red, postmarked on arrival, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
100.00
736    

Rail Road and TPO Markings

1898, cover addressed to Nizni Tagil Metallurgical Works, posted at TPO "Veretia - Chusovaya" of Lun'yevskaya Line (Gornozavodskaya Rail Road), franked on reverse by 7k blue, postmarked on arrival, mostly VF and scarce
200.00
737    
1916, cover from Petrograd to Copenhagen, franked by 10k blue on reverse, delivered with TPO No.196 "Marmyzhi-Verkhovye", censored, some wear, otherwise F/VF
100.00
738    75, 92

Prison Correspondence

1915, cover from Riga to Vilnius Prison, franked by two values, red line marking "Inspected by Deputy Public Prosecutor", arrival ds on reverse, opened roughly, mainly VF
100.00