Lots 638 - 713, Catalogue of Auction #69 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
638   Mi U14-18, var

Imperial Postal Stationery Items

1868-72, nine stationery envelopes of 10k, 20k and 30k, indicia at the top left or top right, including four unissued items, various sizes, fresh, unused, VF, C.v. 1,277
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2, 3
250.00
639   Mi U I
1880, unissued stationery envelope with red surcharge 7k on 20k blue, size 139x113mm, perfect quality, VF
100.00
640 Mi S1
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper of 1k yellow, size 375x70mm, inscribed "Pochtovaia Banderol", excellent condition, VF and rare, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge
1500.00
641  Standard #ES6
1896, essay for Imperial reply letter card 10k+10k blue, contains two attached letter cards, size of each part is 174x106mm, appropriately folded, perfect condition, VF and scarce, one example of the essay was presented to each participant of the UPU Conference of 1906 in Rome
1000.00
642 Mi P26
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, proof for postal stationery card of 4k in red, names of artist (Lancere) and engraver (Lundin) printed at the bottom of stamp, produced on a thin card, size is 140x90mm, VF and rare
1500.00
643    
1899, Marie Feodorovna complete advertising letter 7k blue, series 15, contains about 30 various advertisements inside and on the back, sent by registered mail from St. Petersburg to the Netherlands Indies via Bologna, Medan and Tebing-Tinggie, uprated by four stamps (some defects), met altogether 20kop postal rate, appropriate postal markings, wax seals, usual conveyance flaws, still F/VF and extremely rare destination
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1000.00
644    

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, 3letter-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
645  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, ample to large margins imperforated single, watermark numeral "1", stroke on the background between "10" and "kop" variety, pen cross cancellation, F/VF
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150.00
646  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, balanced margins imperforated single with numeral "1" watermark, tied by "4" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Luga), a part of another red marking (probably merchant seal) at the top, fresh quality, mostly VF
200.00
647  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins imperforated single, watermark numeral "1", cancelled on a piece by "9" inside dotted concentric ovals (Tauroggen), VF, C.v. $775
200.00
648  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, watermark numeral "1", clear part of St. Petersburg pre-philatelic two-line boxed date stamp, VF
50.00
649  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, fresh quality single, full OG, VLH, VF and rare in premium condition, C.v. $475
250.00
650  8-10
1858, 10k-30k, complete set of three, perforation 12 1/2, nicely cancelled by various dotted markings, perfect quality, VF, C.v. $218.50
75.00
651  9 var
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, "double 20" variety at the top left corner (position 81), Yepifan (Tula Gub.) postal cancellation and part of red boxed merchant marking, insignificant thin spot, fresh quality, VF appearance
75.00
652 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, side margin horizontal strip of five, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
653 **/*   11, var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, left margin block of eight (4x2), bottom left stamp with broken "n" in "tsena" variety, reinforced perforation, full OG, NH (two, including variety) or LH, VF
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100.00
654  18
1865, 20k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, excellent condition, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $1,950
750.00
655  19b
1866, 1k black and yellow, imperforated single with shifted background, printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of TPO cancellation, minor usual abrasion, nice and fresh quality, F/VF, this error only known used, C.v. $3,000
1000.00
656  19/29
1866-79, 1k, 2k, 7k and 10k, printed on horizontally laid paper, two stamps with shifted background, two with shifted center, all are postally used, F/VF
100.00
657  22
1866, trial color proof of 5k in blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh quality, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, Raybaudi certificate
150.00
658 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, top margin block of six (2x3), several toned spots on middle stamps, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
659  28 var
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, gray spot over "o" in "vosem" variety, full OG, VLH, VF
100.00
660    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
661    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
662  31-38
1883, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $223
75.00
663  41-45, 46-54
1889-92, 4k-1r and 1k-7r, two complete sets of five and nine respectively, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $360
150.00
664    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
665  50
1900, postal forgery of 7k blue, printed on paper without watermark, perforation L13 1/4x14 1/4, block of four, genuine cancellation "Otdelenie Pochtovogo Vagona 4.10.VII.1900", perforation reinforced by hinges, slight top left corner bend, VF and possibly unique block of four
3000.00
666  55 var
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, background is strongly shifted to the right, full OG, LH, VF
75.00
667 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five, control marking "A 04 G" at the top left, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
668 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, control No. 1, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
669 **/*   56
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control marking "A 06 A" at the top, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp), VF
150.00
670 **/*   56
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 4 and text "G TS. B. 06. lit. G.", full OG, NH or hinged (1), VF
150.00
671 **   57
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control marking at the top "A. 03 B.", right stamp has slightly rounded corner, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
672 **   57
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control marking at the top "A 04 E", full OG, NH, VF
150.00
673 **   57
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin single, control No.2, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF
75.00
674 **/*   57
1902, 3k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom right corner margin block of four, control No.3K, marginal gum disturbance, full OG, NH or LH (perf reinforcement on the left), VF
100.00
675 **   58
1902, 5k lilac, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control marking "A 06 B" at the top, full OG, NH (LH on margin), VF
150.00
676 **   59
1904, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 2 and text "A. 1904. Ad." at the top, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
677 **   59
1904, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 3 and text "A. 1904. Ae" at the top, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
678 **   59
1904, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 4 and text "A. 1904. Azh" at the top, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
679 **   59
1907, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 7 and text "K. T. 07. lit. g." at the top, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
680 **   59
1905, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of eight (4x2), control No. 10 and text "Ts. T. 05. lit. b.e" at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
681 **/*   59
1906, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 13 and text "Ts. T. 06. lit. b.n" at the bottom, minor perf separation, full OG, NH or LH (1), VF
150.00
682 **   59
1906, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 14 and text "Ts. T 06. lit. b.m" at the bottom, full OG, NH (LH on margin), VF
150.00
683 **   59
1906, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control No. 17 and text "Ts. T. 06. lit. b.k" at the top, full OG, NH (LH on margin), VF
150.00
684 **   60
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four, control marking "A 04 D", at the top, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
685 **/*   60, a var
1904, 10k dark blue, background is inverted, printed on vertically laid paper, block of four, in addition stamp with normal background but with misplaced perforation, full/part of OG, NH (block of four) or hinged, VF
100.00
686 **   61 var
1902, 14k blue and rose carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, two blocks of four in light and dark shades of blue color, full OG, NH, VF, this variety is mentioned in the Lobachevski handbook
250.00
687    62
1907, money order for 6rub sent from Velun (Kalish Gub. - now Poland) to Verny (now - Almaty), franked by 15k brown violet and blue on vertically laid paper, undelivered and returned to sender, all appropriate markings, VF
100.00
688 **   70
1902, 7r black and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin horizontal pair, control marking "A 04 B" at the top, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
689 **   70, var
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair, left stamp with black spot over "p" and "k" in "Mapka" on the right, full OG, NH, VF
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100.00
690  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $400
150.00
691 **   71-72
1906, 5r blue, green and pale blue, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, complete set in top left corner margin blocks of four, each one with "V" control markings on selvage, post office fresh, full OG, NH (LH on margin far away from the stamps), VF and a real showpiece
2000.00
692 **   73-87
1908-17, 1k-1r, complete set in corner sheet margin blocks of four, nine of those with control marking on margin, several from early printings, 2k and 3k with separation between stamps and margin, otherwise fresh, full OG, NH, VF
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60.00
693 **   80 var
1912-16, 14k dark blue and carmine, background looks double or significantly overinked, full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison
100.00
694 **/*   82-83, 86 var
1912-17, 20k, two of 25k and 70k, offset of frame, shifted offset of center and double center varieties, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
100.00
695  87d var
1912, 1r brown, light brown and orange, right margin horizontal pair, imperforated between stamps and on the right, full OG, LH, VF
200.00
696    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 usage of money-stamps was illegal and therefore very scarce
250.00
697  106-07
1917, World War I Propaganda Forgery of money stamps, 20k olive green and 15k orange brown, horizontal se-tenant pair, inscriptions on reverse reads: "In circulation on a par with robbery and cheating rulers/on a par with bankruptcy of silver coins", unused without gum as produced, VF and extremely rare item with just a few known
2000.00
698 **/*   108, c
1917, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, two perforated singles with shifted or doubled center, full OG, NH or LH, F/VF
100.00
699  109d
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
700 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in top left corner sheet margin blocks of six, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $364.50++
200.00
701 **   131a, d
1917, 1r brown, light brown and orange, bottom left corner margin imperforated block of three with label, center is inverted and shifted, in addition bottom right corner margin horizontal pair with label - double background variety, both items with vertical varnish lines, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $505++
100.00
702 **   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
703 **   131g 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
704 **   137a var
1917, 3.50r maroon and green, vertical varnish lines omitted, perforation 12 1/2, left sheet margin single imperforated on the left, full OG, NH, VF, a "common" stamp with perforation 12 1/2 is added
100.00
705 **   87h
1917, 1r brown, light brown and orange, top sheet margin imperforated block of four with horizontal varnish lines, center inverted and double impression of the background varieties, full OG, NH, VF
75.00
706  87g, h
1917, perforated and imperforated proofs of 1r with background in black, horizontal varnish lines, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
707 **   139 var
1917, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, black surcharge 1(k) on 1k orange, text on reverse omitted variety, no gum as issued, NH, VF
150.00
708 */U   

Liberty Cap and Abdication Overprints

1917, 13 blocks of four with red overprint (4 - used), three blocks of eight and two blocks of 12 with black overprint, arranged on stockpages, fresh condition, mostly VF
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400.00
709  53-54

Russo-Japanese War

1904-05 1889, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and orange yellow, two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, each one tied by Head Field Post Office marking, fresh quality, VF
100.00
710    
1904, free-frank cover to Kaluga, posted into the mail at Field PO of 17th Army Corps, violet military marking and arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
100.00
711 */U   

Imperial Collections
Dealer Stock in a Black Stockbook

1858-1917, over 1000 mint and used stamps, starting with No.1, 2 and 8-10 in collectible quality, including stamps on vertically laid paper, nice range of Romanov Dynasty stamps, numerous varieties of later issues, as well as some Russian Crete, Offices in China and Levant, some mixed condition should be expected, but generally nice and useful material throughout, F/VF, C.v. is well over $6,500
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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
750.00
712 */U   

Mainly Imperial Russia Collection on Pages

1858-1923, over 600 mostly used stamps, started with early Arms, including 1k, 10k, 30k, 7k and 8k on vertically laid paper, Romanov Dynasty, nice RSFSR in postally used condition, some Civil War locals and many more, minor flaws should be expected, nice quality overall, F/VF, C.v. $1,300++
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
150.00
713  88-104

Romanov Dynasty Issue
Cancellations Collection

1913-16, 1k-5r, about 1300 used stamps, outstanding variety of different postal cancellations, including some better items, especially on high values, mainly fresh condition with minor flaws noted, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
150.00