Lots 519 - 582, Catalogue of Auction #67 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
519    

Pre-Philatelic Mailings

1847-48, entire letter from Kronstadt to Mitava, boxed two-line "Kronstad 31.Dec.1847" marking, two-ring Mitava "4.Jan.1848" arrival ds, wax seal, usual folds, mostly VF
100.00
520    

Mostly Pre-Philatelic Mailings Collection on Pages

1827-71, 28 entire wrappers or folded letters, generally originated from St. Petersburg and addressed to French cities, nice variety of postal markings, including several scarce ones, we mention three items franked by postage stamps, minor conveyance flaws noted, still fresh and F/VF
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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
500.00
521    

Selection of Official Church Correspondences on Exhibition Style Pages

1880-1910, ten different items, including entire wrappers, covers and postcard, officially sealed with wax, by rubber or printed paper seals, nice variety of origin and destinations, very well describing, nice lot in every respect, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
200.00
522   Mi SU1 I

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

1845-48, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5+1k blue, the first issue, size 85x48mm, inverted indicia at the bottom left with typical stroke over "a" in "Pochta", very fresh, unused, VF
500.00
523   Mi SU4 E
1848, St. Petersburg City Post stationery envelope 5+1k blue, inverted indicia at the bottom left, size 114x76mm, postally used in St. Petersburg in 1862, red date stamp, repaired, flap is missing, still a collectible quality item
100.00
524    
1864, entire stationery order of St. Petersburg Factory of Artificial Mineral Water with handstamp of (5k) in red (small letters, type I), paid City Post postage, nice quality item, mounted on page from a Collection with detailed inscription, VF and very rare, only a few recorded
30000.00
525   Mi U14 II C, D
1867, two stationery envelopes of 20k blue, indicia is at the top left, size 140x58mm and 113x73mm, prepared but not officially issued, negligible soiling, fresh, unused, VF
150.00
526   Mi U29 var
1883, stationery envelope 5k lilac, size 86x68mm (not listed in Michel), sent from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoye Selo, uprated by vertical pair of 1k orange, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce, Venets Cat. #II.39 i, rank "R"
500.00
527    

Large Postal Stationery Collection in Three-Ring Binder

1870-1915, 184 pieces, each one arranged on individual page with detailed hand-written description, most are postally used, including 77 envelopes, 79 postcards, 3 letter-cards and 25 wrappers, some better items and scarce destinations, minor flaws noted, generally fresh condition, F/VF, Mi C.v. is over 4,000
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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, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
750.00
528  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, balanced margins imperforated single, watermark numeral "1", tied by "252" inside dotted cancellation (Pinsk), creased at the top above oval, F/VF appearance
100.00
529    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, used on cover from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 1865, two different types of St. Petersburg marking, arrival ds, reversal fault, VF, ex-Maslowski
100.00
530    15
1866, two stamps of 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, used on entire wrapper from Odessa to Vienna, diamond-shaped Odessa cancellation, postmarked on arrival, mostly VF
100.00
531 **/*   19c
1868, 1k black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, block of four, full OG, NH (bottom stamps) or LH, VF
750.00
532    23
1875, cover from Verny (now Alma-Ata) to Moscow, franked on reverse by 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce origin
150.00
533    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 (black) and on reverse (red), both with inverted "1871" in date, postmarked on arrival, VF and an interesting item
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150.00
534 **   24 var
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, "kog" variety in oval, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
535    24
1872-73, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Bordeaux, appropriate transit and arrival ds, usual fold away from the stamp, VF
100.00
536    19, 20c, 23, 24a
1872, five stamps, including 3k and 20k on vertically laid paper, used on registered cover from Vinnitsa to Kamenets, all appropriate markings, sealed with wax, filing fold, VF and scarce four-color franking
750.00
537 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
538  26-27 var
1875-79, 2k black and red, 7k gray and rose, two stamps on horizontally laid paper with significantly shifted background or central oval, neat postal cancellations, VF
100.00
539 **   27, var
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal gutter block of four, bottom right stamp with broken post horns variety, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
540    28
1878, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on cover from Sidorovichy (Mogilev Gub.) to St. Petersburg, tied by two-line pre-philatelic marking, arrival ds on reverse, VF
100.00
541    19, 20, 28
1876, 1k (broken "1" at the bottom right value tablet variety), 3k x2, 8k x2, five stamps, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on reverse of registered cover from Moscow to Berlin, German registered label on front, two arrival markings, mostly VF
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150.00
542 **/*   29
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, top right corner sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH or previously hinged (top right stamp), VF
400.00
543  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, vertically ribbed ink of center oval, postal cancellation, short perforation at the top, still F/VF and a spectacular error, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge
150.00
544    20, 28, 30
1876, 3k, 8k and 20k, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on registered cover from Tambov to Moscow, sealed with wax, postmarked on arrival, VF and nice three-color franking
100.00
545 **   32a
1888, 2k yellow green, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of four, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
546 **   45 var
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, top sheet margin single, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH (LH far away from the stamp), VF and nice stamp in every respect
500.00
547 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, folded practically in the middle, full OG, NH, VF appearance
400.00
548 **   51
1889, 14k blue and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete sheet of 100 (25 x4), printer's markings on side margins, some usual separations, folded along perforation, full OG, mainly NH, VF, C.v. $1,200 as hinged singles
500.00
549    42, 48, 50
1895, 3k, 7k and 10k x2, printed on horizontally laid paper, used on pre-printed cover from Hotel "Ruf" in Kharkov to Nuernberg, Russian and German circular marking "Post Office Box of Hotel "Ruf", arrival ds, VF
100.00
550  55/70
1902, 12th Definitive Issue, 1k-7r, complete set of nine, printed on vertically laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
100.00
551 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five (top part of a pane), control inscription reads: "A. 03 E.", full OG, NH (LH on margin only), VF
150.00
552 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control inscription reads: "A 05 G", full OG, NH, VF
150.00
553  
1902-06, Tsar Nicholas II, Louis E. Mouchon's imperforated essay of 10k in lilac and slate, facing right, printed on chalk-surfaced thick paper, size 31x34mm, perfect quality, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
1500.00
554 **   62, var
1904, 15k violet and blue, two stamps printed on vertically laid paper of distinctly different shades, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
555  68 var
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top sheet margin exemplar, imperforated at the top, full OG, LH (mostly on margin), VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski
200.00
556 **   68 var
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski
400.00
557  68g
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, block of four, imperforated horizontally between stamps, full OG, LH at the top, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $1,900++
1000.00
558 **   70, var
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair, left stamp with broken "p" and "k" in "Mapka" variety, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
559  71 var
1905, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce
750.00
560 **   73-87, 79a var
1909-12, 1k-1r, complete set in blocks of four, all are from early printings, most with sheet margins, including additional shades of 1k, 2k, 3k, 7k, 10k (light blue), 14k, 15k and 1r, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, VF and scarce assemblage
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2, 3, 4
500.00
561 **   80 var
1912-16, 14k dark blue and carmine, background looks double to significant overinking, full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
100.00
562 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, top right corner sheet block of six, inverted center offset on the reverse of each stamp and on margin, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
563 **   80, 83-84, 87
1908-10, 14k, 25k, 35k and 1r, blocks of part sheets with intact margins bearing various control inscription, some folds and separations on 25k, fresh quality, full OG, mainly NH, VF
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150.00
564  98
1913, Romanov Dynasty, plate proof of frame for 35k denomination in red lilac, printed on chalk-surfaced thick paper, size 40x48mm, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
565  99
1913, Romanov Dynasty, plate proof of frame for 50k denomination in very pale blue, printed on chalk-surfaced thick paper, size 38x48mm, no gum as produced, VF
500.00
566 **   103
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, left sheet margin block of four, a few toned spots on gum side, otherwise full OF, NH, VF
100.00
567 **   104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 5r dark brown, left sheet margin block of four, nice and flawless, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
568 **   106a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp 15k orange brown, imperforated block of four, text offset on the face, in addition text is misplaced on reverse, no gum as issued, NH, VF
500.00
569    106
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp 15k orange brown, used on registered cover from Petrograd to London together with 5k claret, Russian censorship tape and markings, arrival ds, wax seal removed, minor wear, F/VF, real commercial mailings with money-stamps are very scarce
250.00
570 **   107 var
1915, Alexander I, money stamp of 20k olive green, horizontal pair imperforated vertically, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce
250.00
571  108d
1915, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, perforated single with inverted yellow background, very fresh and nicely centered, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, C.v. $500
150.00
572  119-20
1917, 1k orange and 2k green, two side margin imperforated blocks of ten, each one overprinted "Obrazets" in black, punches on each stamp, full OG, NH or hinged (top stamps), VF
200.00
573 **   131e
1917, 1r brown, light brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, background is inverted, top sheet margin block of 16 with two "V" labels, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,200 as hinged singles
250.00
574 **   131e 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 inverted background is strongly shifted to the left, full OG, NH, VF and a beautiful piece
300.00
575 **   135 var
1917, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, enlarged margins imperforated single with strongly misplaced background, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
576    119/31
1917, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent by registered mail from Nustago to Tabbifer within Lifland Gub. (now Estonia), uprated by 11 perforated and imperforated stamps, postmarked on arrival, VF
100.00
577   Mi U4 B

Rail Road and TPO Markings

1856, stationery envelope 10+1k black, sent from Moscow to Russian Finland, black boxed two-line marking "Mos. St. Zhel. Dor." on front, backstamped on reverse, mostly VF
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200.00
578    

"Pernov- Revel" Branch Line - Exhibition Style Collection

1896-1916, four postcards from stations Khaggut, Kedenpe, Vekhma and Gallist, in addition Revel cancelled postcard, each one placed on exhibition page with photo of old-time railroad map, fresh, VF and rarely offered items
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2, 3, 4, 5
300.00
579    

Moscow Unnumbered TPO Markings - Exhibition Style Collection

1914-16, three postcards and one cover, representing TPO markings "Sergievo - Moscow", "Moscow - Ramenskoye", "Ramenskoye - Moscow"and"Golitsino - Moscow" (unrecorded until now), fresh, mostly VF and rare assembly
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2, 3, 4
500.00
580    

Imperial Period Collections and Collective Lots
Merchant Pre-Printed Money Orders and Parcel Cards

1904-15, 13 different items, including ten money orders and three parcel cards, produced by private companies or Imperial Post with private pre-print, originated from Kingdom of Poland or Moscow, franked by Russian stamps, appropriate markings, minor conveyance or archival flaws possible, mostly F/VF or better
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
400.00
581  

Cancellations Study on Romanov Dynasty Issue

1913-16, about 1000 used stamps, representing 1k-20k of Romanov Dynasty stamps and Levant surcharges 1pa-1 1/2pi, nice range of various postal cancellations, including some better items, mainly fresh condition with minor flaws noted, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
100.00
582  105/41

Money Stamps
Illegal Usage as Postage Stamps

1915-19, 30 used stamps, most with favor cancellations, three philatelic covers and one large piece (legitimate Fieldpost markings), minor flaws noted, mostly VF
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100.00