Lots 500 - 545, Catalogue of Auction #71 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
500  2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, watermark numeral "1", extended "P" in "KOP' variety, pen cross cancellation, very fresh and nice example, VF
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100.00
501  2 var
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", beautiful single, VF
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150.00
502  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, printed on paper with numeral "2" watermark, fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF
500.00
503  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, excellent quality single, full OG, LH, VF, in addition unused stamp of 1k from the same issue, C.v. $1,100 (for 3k only), SC #9
500.00
504  7
1864, 5k black and violet, perforation 12 1/2, fresh colors, seldom offered in such quality, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $1,000, SC #10
400.00
505  8-10
1858, 10k-30k, complete set of three, perforation 12 1/2, dotted cancellations, fresh colors and intact perforation, VF, SC #5-7
100.00
506 **   11, var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, horizontal gutter pair, left stamp with broken "r" in "Gorod." and black dot between "ch" and "t" in "Pochta", full OG, NH, VF, SC #CT2, var
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100.00
507 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, three of which with sheet margins, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
200.00
508  20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of the background, nice quality, full OG, LH, VF, Z. Mikulski certificate, SC #18 I
400.00
509  22
1866, essay of 5k in carmine, additionally handpainted in blue (central oval and crown), made on horizontally laid paper with full OG, very fresh, previously hinged, VF and probably UNIQUE, ex-Kirchner, Faberge. For the first time this essay was offered to the public on famous Faberge's Sale at the Harmer Auction in 1940, lot #333. Last time it was sold at our Auction #22 in February of 2005 for $2,310
2500.00
510 **   25
1866, 30k rose and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair with gutter in the middle, full OG, NH, VF, SC #22
200.00
511    9, 12, 22
1869, five stamps, including 20k with perforation 12 1/2, three stamps of 1k on paper without watermark and 5k on horizontally laid paper, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseille, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF, an interesting postal history item bearing mixed franking of three issues, ex-Liphschutz
750.00
512    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
513    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, ex-Faberge
100.00
514  31-38
1884, 1k-70k, the 9th issue, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, SC #34-41
100.00
515  46-54, var
1889-92, 1k-7r, the 12th issue, complete set of nine, in addition 2k and 14k color shade varieties, printed on horizontally laid paper, full/large part of OG, LH or hinged, VF, SC #57-65, var
150.00
516    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
517    46, 55
1894-1905, two stationery postcards 3k red, uprated by one or two stamps of 1k orange, printed on horizontally or vertically laid paper, each one sent from Uralsk (then - Capital of Ural Cossack Forces) to Austria or Germany, both with arrival postmarks, mostly VF
100.00
518  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
519  57b
1902, 3k carmine rose, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2001), SC #68Th
150.00
520  59b var
1902, 7k blue, top sheet margin imperforated single printed on vertically laid paper, background is strongly misplaced, full OG, previously hinged mostly on margin, VF, SC #70Pa
300.00
521  
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
1500.00
522  68a
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 11 1/2, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, SC #80A
300.00
523  70b
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, very light trace of hinge (looks NH), VF, SC #74Pd
1000.00
524 **   81a, c
1908-11, 15k pale violet and blue, top sheet margin block of four, because of foldover top right stamp has omitted center completely, bottom right one - partially, but with additional center impression in albino misplaced to the right, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF and a spectacular item, SC #102, var
250.00
525 **   81 var
1917, 15k red brown and blue, vertical varnish lines, top right corner sheet margin block of nine, inverted offset of blue center, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
300.00
526 **/*   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
527 **   88/100
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-70k, set of eight blocks of four, fresh quality, full OG, NH (one stamp of 3k is LH), VF
100.00
528 **/*   89, 92 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2k green, vertical and horizontal pairs, 7k brown, horizontal pair, each pair with double perforation between stamps, strong and firm, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of 2k), VF
150.00
529  89 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k green, a spectacular error due to shift of vertical perforation, full OG, LH, VF, SC #110Pv
100.00
530  92a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins, insignificant toning, fresh quality overall, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, SC #113Pa
600.00
531  93
1913, Nicholas II, proof of center vignette for 10k denomination in blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, size 48x75mm, no gum as produced, VF, ex-N. Epstein
250.00
532  96
1913, Alexander I, proof of central vignette in olive green for 20k denomination, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, size 48x77mm, unfinished design (unclear oval), no gum as produced, VF, ex-N. Epstein
250.00
533  98
1913, Romanov Dynasty, plate proof of frame for 35k denomination in red lilac, printed on chalk-surfaced thick paper, size 40x48mm, names of artist and engraver at the bottom, no gum as produced, VF
300.00
534 **   103
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, bottom sheet margin control No.3 block of four, one gum spot on top left stamp and some marginal toning, otherwise full OG, NH, VF
100.00
535 **   104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 5r dark brown, top sheet margin block of four, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
536 **   105/41
1915-17, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps, four complete issues, the total is 11 stamps, printed on thin cardboard, no gum as issued, NH, VF
50.00
537 **   105 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 10k blue, bottom sheet margin imperforated single (possibly cut from a fantail), horizontal invalidating perforation across the design, no gum as issued, NH, VF
50.00
538    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
539 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, block of four, horizontal perforation is strongly misplaced, no gum as produced, NH, VF
100.00
540  108c
1915-17, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 13 1/4, vertical varnish lines, double impression of center variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF
75.00
541 **   112, 139 var
1915-17, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, two values with black surcharge "1" on 1k orange, first one with double surcharge (Arms and 4-line text on reverse), the other one with dramatically shifted surcharge (1k and4-line inscription), no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce, SC #C7Tb, C9 var
200.00
542  120/30
1917, eight horizontal imperforated strips of five, each one with a part of black overprint "Obrazets", including 4k, 15k, 20k, 25k, 50k and 70k, full OG, NH, VF and rare group from the Postal Archives
1500.00
543  125 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, bottom margin imperforated single, double impression of center (one is albino), in addition inverted offset on the face variety, full OG, VLH, VF, an interesting error
100.00
544 **   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
545 **   87h var
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, SC #R07 var
100.00