Lots 525 - 590, Catalogue of Auction #68 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
525   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
526   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, some ageing, nevertheless F/VF and with high probability an unique item
10000.00
527    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
528    
1910, official free-frank pre-printed stationery postcard, sent from Rakitnaya Postal Station (Kursk Gub.) to St. Petersburg State Observatory, regarding geophysical coordinates and difference in astronomical time from St. Petersburg local time, all appropriate markings, archival fold, still VF and an interesting item
100.00
529  3

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and gray violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF
600.00
530  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and gray violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral "2" watermark, fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF, P. Buchsbayew certificate
600.00
531 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, bottom left corner margin block of four, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
532  11, var
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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100.00
533    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
534    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
535    19c, 20c, 25a
1873, 1k x2, 3k (minor corner defect), 30k, printed on vertically laid paper, used on registered cover from Starokonstantinov to Kamenets (Podolia Gub.), wax seal, arrival ds, VF, BPB certificate
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500.00
536 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin block of four, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
537 **   25 var
1866, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on horizontally laid paper, two stamps of distinctly different shades of carmine color, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
538  26-30, 30a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, 20k is in horizontal pair, right stamp with cross-shaped "t" variety, full (8k and 20k) or large part of OG, LH or hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $353.50
100.00
539  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, break (white spot) of background and broken "2" at the top right value tablet varieties, postally used, VF, ex-Faberge
100.00
540 **/*   27, var
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of six (3x2), bottom right stamp with short scepter variety, full OG, NH or LH (top stamps), VF
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150.00
541  31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, mainly LH, a few previously hinged, VF, C.v. $242.75
100.00
542  31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
100.00
543 **   40
1884, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, brilliant colors and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
1200.00
544  41-45
1889, 4k-1r, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
50.00
545  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
546  43
1889, 20k blue and carmine rose, imperforated single, printed on horizontally laid paper, red "Obrazets" initials, full OG, VLH, VF
150.00
547  46, 50 var
1889, 1k and 7k, printed on horizontally laid paper, two blocks of four with intense "metallic" shade, full OG, previously hinged, VF, common stamps are included
100.00
548  47, 56 var
1889-1902, 2k green, two stamps printed on horizontally or vertically laid paper, each one with dramatically shifted background, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
100.00
549    42, 47
1894, entire stationery wrapper 2k green (Mi #S4A), uprated with stamps of 2k and 10k on horizontally laid paper, sent by registered mail from Moscow Telegraph Office No.32 to Germany, postmarked on arrival, mostly VF
100.00
550  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, expertized by Z. Mikulski
300.00
551  53
1889, 3.50r black and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, black boxed diagonal overprint "Specimen", large part of OG, VF
100.00
552    
1891, stationery postcard 4k red, sent from French Exhibition in Moscow to Lier (Belgium), blue exhibition "3.V.1891" special postmark, arrival ds is alongside, VF and rare
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300.00
553  
1902, rectangular imperforated essay of 7k in dark rose, unissued design with Coat of Arms in the middle, printed on thin card, perfect quality, no gum as issued, VF and scarce
2500.00
554  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
555  60 var
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, vertical pair, vertical and horizontal perforation strongly misplaced, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
75.00
556    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, while money transfer paid in cash, wax seals of Moscow Pochtamt, arrival ds, vertical fold did not affect the stamps, otherwise VF
100.00
557  61 var
1902, 14k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, center is significantly shifted to the left, minor gum toning, otherwise large part of OG, previously hinged, VF appearance
75.00
558 **/*   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
559 **   73/85
1912-17, 1k-50k, 17 items, representing two singles, strip of five and 14 blocks of four, each one with control number or inscription on margin, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
560 **   74, var
1917, 2k green, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), control inscription reads: "Khudozh. Pech. Master. Victor. No 8", ten left stamps with watermark "wavy lines", perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
561 **   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
562 **   83
1917, 25k dark green and dark violet, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), ten right stamps with watermark "wavy lines", vertical fold along perforation, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
300.00
563 **   87b var
1910-11, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, thin "1" variety, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $135 as for hinged stamp w/o variety
100.00
564 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, stamps of 1k, 14k and 15k are horizontal pairs, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $650++
300.00
565 **   88-100
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-70k, "kop" values, complete set of 13 in blocks of four, 3k with tiny separation on the right, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
566 **   88/96
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k, 4k, 10k, 14k and 20k in blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
567 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, 2r red brown, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, perfect condition in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $4,000 as hinged singles
1500.00
568 **   119-35
1917, 1k-10r, imperforated complete set of 17, blocks of four, nice quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
569 **   124
1917, 10k dark blue, imperforated complete pane of 25, some marginal creases do not affect stamps, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
570 **   124
1917, 10k dark blue, top right corner margin imperforated block of nine, watermark "wavy lines" on the right, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
571 **   135
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, top right corner margin imperforated block of six with two labels, vertical fold between stamps, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
572 **   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
573 **   87g, 137b-38b
1917, 1r, 3.50r and 7r, horizontal varnish lines, seven bottom left corner margin blocks of four, including two with background and perforation shifts and one with full offset of the design on gum side, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
574  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
575    

Special Delivery Express Mail

1874, stampless cover from Korsun to Simbirsk District Court, posted on May 31, delivered by "Odnokonnaia Estafeta" (One-Horse Relay) postal service at the same day, postage of 2.69rub paid in cash, mounted on page from a collection, wax seal, archival fold on the left, otherwise VF and rare, only four such covers recorded, ex-Faberge
1000.00
576    

Military Correspondences
Crimean War of 1853-56

1854, private money-letter for 50rub, sent from Tambov to Staff of Butyrski Infantry Regiment located in Sevastopol, addressed to 2nd lieutenant Likharev, marked "Return due to the death of addressee", appropriate wax seals, boxed Tambov two-line marking, the cover was opened for display and mounted on page from a Collection, mostly VF and the only known money-letter of the Crimean War, N. Mandrovski certificate
5000.00
577    
1855, military telegram from Ministry of Defence (General-Adjutant Dolgorukov) in St. Petersburg to Commander and Governor of Finland General-Adjutant Berg in Helsingfors, regarding sending of 150,000rub for military needs, dated by June 25, 1855, mounted on page from a Collection, VF and scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate. Necessity of additional financing caused by English-French Fleet of 67 military ships entered the Baltic Sea in May of 1855 and attacked important maritime and coast targets
750.00
578    
1855, military telegram from Commander and Governor of Estland Gub. General-Adjutant Grabbe in Revel to Commander and Governor of Finland General-Adjutant Berg in Helsingfors, regarding location of English-French military ships previously entered the Baltic Sea, dated by June 26, 1855, mounted on page from a Collection, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
750.00
579    
1855, official free-frank entire wrapper from Bielsk (Grodno Gub.) to Headquarters of the South Army in Crimea located in Bakhchysarai, black oval Bielsk marking, wax seal, opened for display with trimmed top right corner, mounted on page from a Collection, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
1000.00
580    
1856, official free-frank entire wrapper from Janow (Lublin Gub, now - Poland) to Headquarters of the South Army in Crimea located in Bakhchysarai, Janow red postal and black boxed municipal markings, along with two-line boxed arrival ds, VF and very scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
1000.00
581    
1856, official free-frank entire wrapper from Sevsk (Oriol Gub.) to Headquarters of the South Army in Crimea located in Bakhchysarai, complete wax seal of Sevsk Municipal Administration on reverse and two-line boxed arrival ds on front, mostly VF and very scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
1000.00
582    

Field Post on Manoeuvres

1900, stationery postcard 3k red, bearing violet boxed marking "Polevaia Pochta na Manevrakh. Glavnaia Polevaia Pochtovaia Kontora", posted at Lappeenranta (Russian Finland)to Krasnoye Selo (St. Petersburg Gub.), postmarked on arrival, VF
300.00
583    

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
584    

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
585    
1907, envelope with pre-printed advertising of Technical Services by S. Scherbakov, sent from Tyumen to Leeds, franked by 10k dark blue, postmarked on arrival, opened for display, F/VF
100.00
586    
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
100.00
587    
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 three Romanov Dynasty stamps of 1k orange, VF
100.00
588    
1916, pre-printed envelope (Hotel "National") with similarly pre-printed enclosure, sent from Moscow to Italy, franked by 10k dark blue, censored, postmarked on arrival, minor soiling, still F/VF (enclosure - VF)
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100.00
589    

Errors of Russian Imperial Devices
Exhibition Style Collection

1863-1914, 29 postal history items and two loose stamps, each one bearing error date stamp cancellation, inverted or rotated central part of the device completely, mirrored or inverted dates, months or years, profusely described on pages, nice condition overall, mostly VF and rarely offered material
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
1000.00
590    

Study of Moscow Military Censorship Markings

1915-16, 27 covers and one cover front, including one cover with a complete set on colored paper, representing censorship numbered handstamps from 7 to 131, three items with censor's initials and three with different "Dozvoleno Tsenzuroi" cancellations, minor conveyance flaws mentioned, still F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
750.00