Lots 526 - 610, Catalogue of Auction #70 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
526    

Pre-Philatelic Mailings

1841-49, four entire letters addressed to Genoa, three are from Odessa and one from Mariupol via Odessa, fresh quality, mostly VF
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100.00
527   Mi U3

Postal Stationery items

1848, stationery envelope 30(+1)k carmine, size 142x115mm, tiny soiling on indicia, otherwise fresh, unused, VF
100.00
528   Mi U5
1848, stationery envelope 20(+1)k light blue, size 137x107mm, nice quality, unused, VF
100.00
529   Mi U8 a, b
1855-61, two stationery envelopes 20(+1)k, first one with indicia in light blue, another one - in ultra, size 142x115mm, both are unused, VF
150.00
530   Mi U9
1855, stationery envelope 30(+1)k brown red, size 142x115mm, fresh and choice, unused, VF
100.00
531    19
1881, Odessa Red Cross envelope, dated "1878", locally sent in Odessa as "visit cover", franked by 1k black and yellow on horizontally laid paper, fresh, VF
100.00
532    
1881-83, Odessa Red Cross envelopes, four different with date on the red handstamp, fresh, unused and VF
100.00
533   Mi P1/30

Nice Collection of Postal Stationery Cards in Blue Album

1872-1917, 85 items, including 48 postally used, some better items such as No.P4 without a dot variety, two reply cards sent from France and Italy, and many others, plus seven stationery cards without pre-printed stamps, fresh condition overall, F/VF or better, C.v. is about ?2,500++
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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
500.00
534    

Beautiful Group of Merchant Pre-Printed postcards

1878-1906, 16 items, including two of Finnish Rail Road, others are from insurance companies and St. Petersburg or Moscow Breweries, all are postally used, mainly fresh quality, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
250.00
535    

Romanov Dynasty Stationery Collection

1913-20, 37 unused or used items, including 21 envelopes, 10 postcards, 3 letter-cards and 3 wrappers (one with DVR overprint), nice condition overall, mostly VF, ex-Faberge, Mi C.v. ?1,850
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
400.00
536  1

Imperial Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins imperforated single, numeral watermark "1", a part of black boxed pre-philatelic cancellation, mostly VF
200.00
537  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, watermark numeral "1", experimental St. Petersburg concentric circle dotted cancellation with two extra dots in front and behind the "1", intact perforation, VF and scarce, expertized by Z. Mikulski
150.00
538  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, watermark numeral "2", experimental St. Petersburg concentric circle dotted cancellation with two extra dots in front and behind the "1", nice quality, VF and rare
1000.00
539  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral watermark "3", a part of Borisoglebsk cancellation from 1875, some faults, still a collectible quality single, VF appearance
200.00
540 (*)   5-6, 8-10
1858-64, 1k, 3k, 10k. 20k and 30k, set of five values, perforation 12 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, unused, no gum or regummed, VF appearance
250.00
541    5-6, 8-9
1864, entire letter from Aleksandrovskaya Cotton-Mill to France, franked by five stamps of 1k, 3k x2, 10k and 20k, perforation 12 1/2, tied by "1" inside hexagonal dotted postmark, all appropriate transit and arrival markings, usual folds, wax seal removed, otherwise VF and rare
800.00
542 **/*   11, var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, right margin block of four, top right stamp with broken "r" in "Gorod" variety (position 5), full OG, NH or VLH (top stamps), VF
100.00
543 **   11, var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, bottom left corner margin block of four, top left stamp with white spot under "t" in "Pochta" variety, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
544  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2 x15, printed on paper without watermark, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by P. Buchsbayew, C.v. $2,750
750.00
545  22
1866, two trial color perforated proofs of 5k in carmine and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, each one has slightly rounded corner, fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance
150.00
546 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin block of four, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
600.00
547 **   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
200.00
548 **   25
1866, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on horizontally laid paper, top sheet margin vertical gutter block of four, minor perf separation between gutter and bottom right stamp, excellent quality item, full OG, NH, VF
500.00
549    19, 20d, 23
1874, three stamps printed on horizontally laid paper, including 3k black and green with "V" error of background, used on cover from Vilno to Hanover via Weisenstein and Walsrode, wax seal, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
150.00
550    19-20, 23
1871, entire wrapper from Chisinau to Vienna, postage had been paid in cash, upon arrival to the Russian border franked by three stamps on horizontally laid paper and tied by black boxed "Franco" marking, several transits and arrival ds, wax seal removed, VF and scarce mailing
300.00
551    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
552    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
553  26-30a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, 20k with "t" variety, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
100.00
554  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, two used singles with background shifted to the right or left, fresh, VF, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge
100.00
555 **/*   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
556  27
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, two panes of 25 used in 1883 on one piece, representing one vertical row with re-engraved plate variety, St. Petersburg cancellation, VF, ex-Bianchi
200.00
557 **/*   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
558  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, ribbed center variety, used on a piece together with 1k and 3k, cancelled Vereya, VF and scarce, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge
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500.00
559 **   31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight printed on horizontally laid paper, four stamp with margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $564
250.00
560 **/*   31-38
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set in blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh and nice unit, full OG, NH or LH (2k - one stamp, 5k and 70k - two stamps), VF and scarce set of multiples
1500.00
561  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
562  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, nice quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $2,000
600.00
563  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. $2,000
600.00
564  39-40
1890's, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, imperforated forgeries Fournier neatly mounted on small pieces, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin exemplars, handstamped "Faux", fresh, VF and nice reference lot
100.00
565    46, 50 var
1901, cover from Suvalki to USA, franked with four values on horizontally laid paper, including 7k dark blue with approximately a half of groundwork omitted variety, NYC arrival ds, flap is missing, otherwise VF and scarce franking
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250.00
566  50
1900, postal forgery of 7k in blue, perforation 11 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, perfect condition, full "original" gum, NH, VF and scarce item to defraud Postal Authorities
400.00
567 **   52
1889-92, 35k violet and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $540++
150.00
568 **   56, var
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, right sheet margin vertical strip of three, two top stamps with full offset of the design on gum side, folded between second and third stamps, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
569 **   57, var
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin block of ten (5x2), control No.1 and inscription reads: "T TS. B. 06. Lit. A.", in addition two stamps with offset of the design on gum side, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
570  57Cg
1904, 4k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, inverted groundwork variety, neatly cancelled "7.12.07", very well preserved example, VF and extremely rare, only a few stamps are recorded, the stamp is listed, but has no price in Scott Cat.
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4000.00
571 **   60
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, block of ten (5x2), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $260++
100.00
572  60 var
1904, 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin vertical gutter block of 12, control No.3, partial offset on gum side, some perf separation and paper adhesion on reverse, part of OG, VF appearance
100.00
573    60a
1908, cover from Moscow to Vienna, franked by 10k dark blue with inverted background, upon arrival multicolored label "Exposition Jubilaire. Prague 1908" was applied on reverse, fresh, VF
100.00
574 **   62
1904, 15k lilac and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin horizontal strip of five, control marking "A 06 B", small paper adhesion on margin, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
575 **   62, 65
1902-04, 15k lilac and blue, 35k violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, first one in left sheet margin horizontal pair, the other one - in top sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $940++
200.00
576 **   69
1902, 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top sheet margin block of four, marginal inscription "A 04 B", full OG, NH, VF
400.00
577  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh quality, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
150.00
578  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
500.00
579    
1906, free-frank cover from Tashkent Astronomical and Physical Observatory to Yuryev (now Tartu) Observatory, official violet seal on reverse, arrival ds, VF
100.00
580 **   73-87
1910-17, 1k-1r, complete set of 15 printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, cross-gutter blocks of four for 1k to 70k, left sheet margin block of six for 1r, some perf separations on 3k, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
581 **   74, var
1917, 2k green, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), control inscription reads: "Khudozh. Pech. Master. Victor. No8", ten left stamps have part of watermark "wavy lines", perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
582  79
1908, two perforated plate proofs of 10k in light blue and blue, both have changed design of the center oval and curls of the top ribbon, left sheet margin singles printed on wove paper without gum and varnish lines, very fresh, VF and rare
1500.00
583 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, double impression, one is albino on reverse, but with offset on face, top sheet margin horizontal pair, lightly folded between stamps, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
584 **   81, 227
1909-23, 15k brown violet and blue, double impression of the center (one albino), marginal horizontal strip of five, pulled perforation tip at the bottom of central stamp, in addition Star surcharge 40r on 15k, imperforated block of four with the same variety, full OG, NH, VF
200.00
585 **   83
1917, 25k dark green and dark violet, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), ten right stamps have part of watermark "wavy lines", vertical fold along perforation, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
586 **   87b var
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, vertical varnish lines, thin "1" variety, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $135 as for hinged stamp w/o variety
100.00
587  87d var
1911, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, right sheet margin horizontal pair with one brown control line on margin, imperforated vertically between stamps and margin, full OG, LH, VF
150.00
588 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, complete set of 17, stamps of 1k, 7k-20k and 35k are in horizontal pairs, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $799
300.00
589 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Winter Palace, 2r red brown, imperforated corner margin block of four, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $4,000++
1500.00
590 **   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), control No.2 on the right margin, pre-printing paper fold, some perf separations, nevertheless post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple
2000.00
591 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp 15k orange brown, left sheet margin block of four with reversal text strongly misplaced, no gum as issued, NH, VF
150.00
592 **   106a
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp 15k orange brown, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF
200.00
593 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp 20k olive green, horizontal pair with significantly overinked portrait of Alexander I, especially left stamp, no gum as produced, NH, VF, a common stamp is included
200.00
594 **/*   107, 116 var
1915-16, Romanov Dynasty money-stamps, 20k olive green and 3k red, both with text offset on front of the stamps, 20k in addition coarse printing variety, no gum as produced, VF
100.00
595  109d
1915, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, inverted yellow background variety, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $450
150.00
596  110 var
1916, black surcharge 10(k) on Romanov Dynasty 7k brown, two stamps with inverted or strongly shifted surcharge, first one with slightly toned gum, full OG, previously hinged, VF
100.00
597 **   131c
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair with "V" labels at the bottom and wide vertical gutter in the middle, multiple impressions of center, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular piece
150.00
598 **   131a-c, e-g
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, eight vertical or horizontal pairs representing different printing varieties, inverted center, double center, double frame, shifts and etc., fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
599 **   135
1917, 10r red, yellow and gray, vertical varnish lines, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF
250.00
600  87h
1917, three imperforated proofs of 1r, one with orange brown and two with green background, one has strongly shifted center, horizontal varnish lines, full OG, NH (1) or previously hinged, VF
150.00
601 **   139 var
1917, black surcharge 1(k) on Romanov Dynasty money stamp of 1k, two singles with "patch" or "wound" on Peter's forehead, no gum as issued, VF, a common stamp is included
150.00
602    42

Provisional Registered Correspondences (These items are bearing locally produced printed or typewritten registered labels, which were used in 1899 only)

1899, registered cover from St. Petersburg to Germany, franked by vertical pair of 10k blue on horizontally laid paper, St. Petersburg Telegraph Office label No.260, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
100.00
603    41, 46-48
1899, registered cover from Odessa to France, franked by eight values, Odessa Central registered label No.816, arrival ds and all appropriate markings, mostly VF
100.00
604    
1899, four stationery envelopes 7k blue, appropriately uprated and sent by registered mail from Bolhov (Oriol Gub.), Debaltsevo (Yekaterinoslav Gub.), Konstantinograd (Poltava Gub.) and Nikolayev (Kherson Gub.), each one bearing numbered registered label, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF and scarce group
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500.00
605    

Military Postal History items
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
606    

Military Courier Post

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
607    
1917, POW birch bark postcard addressed to Hungary, Russian and Austria-Hungary censorship markings, pin-hole, still VF and an interesting item
100.00
608   Mi P17 var

Advertising Postal History items

1907, stationery postcard 3k red with four different pre-printed messages, including tobacco advertisement, fresh, unused, VF
200.00
609    
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
610    
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