Lots 646 - 718, Catalogue of Auction #72 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
646    

Royal Telegram

1864, entire telegram from the Emperor Alexander II Chancellery to the Office of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich (son of Nicholas I, brother of Alexander II), approval of Grand Duke's visit to Gdov during Emperor's stay there, all appropriate markings, slightly folded twice, still VF
100.00
647   Mi U4
1858, stationery envelope 10(+1)k black, sent from Dorpat (now Tartu) to Tiflis as the assembly place of the Khorasan (Eastern Iran) Expedition, addressed to a member of expedition geologist Adolf Goebel; cover was forwarded to Tehran followed the expedition departed by its itinerary, appropriate pre-philatelic markings of Dorpat and Tiflis, some wearing, still F/VF
100.00
648    
1872-74, two envelopes for telegram delivery on blue paper, pre-printed "Telegramma" with number and date, paper or pre-printed seal on reverse, both neatly used, VF
100.00
649    
1899, stationery advertising letter sheet of 7k blue, series 27, printed in Odessa, contains over 30 different advertisements on back and inside, sent (February 11) from Ochakov (Kherson Gub.) to Nikolayev, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, some usual separation, mostly VF and rare the earliest recorded postal usage of this series
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2, 3, 4
400.00
650    

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
651    

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
652    

City Post Stationery Envelopes
Collection on Pages

1848-69, St. Petersburg City Post, 13 different envelopes of 5k+1k blue, representing seven items of the 2nd issue (indicia at the top right, flap at the bottom), three of the 3rd issue (indicia at the bottom right, flap at the top) and three of the 4th issue (indicia at the top left, flap at the top), different sizes and envelope layouts; in addition three all-Imperial City Post envelopes of 5k brown red (different sizes), nice quality, mostly VF and scarce group
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
2000.00
653  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral watermark "2" (strongly shifted to the left), neat postal cancellation, rounded top left corner, still fresh and collectible quality single, F/VF appearance, SC #3
250.00
654  10
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 12 1/2, printed on paper without watermark, nice stamp, full OG, VLH, F/VF centering, SC #7
400.00
655  11 var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, retouch of the engraving in the central circle variety (position 46), appropriate Moscow red cancellation of 1863, fresh quality, VF and very scarce properly cancelled item, SC #CT2 Ka
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250.00
656  13
1865, 3k black and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #12
150.00
657 **   19, var
1866, 1k black and yellow, printed on horizontally laid paper, vertical pair, bottom stamp with broken "1" at the lower right value tablet (position 98), full OG, NH, VF, Lobachevski #17Be
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100.00
658    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
659    19, 20d, 23
1870, 1k, 3k with "V" error of background and 10k, three stamps on horizontally laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to Thuringia, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, vertical fold away from the stamps, F/VF
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100.00
660  20c, var
1868, 3k black and green, two stamps on vertically laid paper, one with shifted groundwork, used on large part of an envelope together with 10k on paper without watermark, mostly VF, SC #24, var
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100.00
661  22a
1866, 5k black and bluish gray, error color of background, printed on horizontally laid paper, large part of OG, VF, SC #19a
150.00
662 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin block of four, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #21
600.00
663 **   25, var
1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, vertical pair, bottom stamp with "butterfly" on Crown variety (position 35), full OG, NH, VF and an attractive item, SC #22, var
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250.00
664 **/*   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, SC #33, var
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150.00
665 **/*   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, SC #31
400.00
666  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
667 **   30, a, var
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25 (top right part of a sheet), representing seven stamps with crossed "t" and several other varieties, such as rounded or broken frame, "nop"instead of "kop", blue spot and etc., perfect quality item, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #32, Ka, var
3000.00
668 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 9th issue, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including stamp of 2k yellow green, issued in 1888, absolutely perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #34-41, 45
200.00
669 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, top sheet margin blocks of four, including 2k yellow green, post office fresh and completely flawless unit, full OG, NH, VF and scarce matched set of multiples
1000.00
670  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 overall, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #42-43
400.00
671 **   40
1884, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, excellent centering and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #43
750.00
672  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 singles, handstamped "Faux", fresh, VF and nice reference lot
100.00
673 **/*   42
1889, 10k dark blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner sheet margin horizontal pair, control number "3" on bottom margin, full OG, NH (right stamp) or hinged, VF, SC #53
100.00
674 **   46-54
1889-92, 12th issue, 1k-7r, complete set of nine, printed on horizontally laid paper, excellent quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #57-65
400.00
675 **   47
1889-92, 2k green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom right corner margin block of four with control letter "A" on right margin, full OG, NH, VF, SC #58
100.00
676 **   47 var
1889-92, 2k green, printed on horizontally laid paper, background is strongly shifted to the bottom left, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF, SC #58 var
100.00
677 **   50
1889-92, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, control number "1" on left margin, full OG, NH, VF, SC #61
100.00
678  50
1889-92, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, left sheet margin single, control number "5" on margin, full OG, hinged at the top, VF
75.00
679  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
680 **/*   55/70
1902, 13th issue, 1k-7r, complete set of nine, blocks of four, fresh quality unit, full OG, NH or LH (one, two or three stamps of each block), VF, SC #66-74
600.00
681 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom right corner sheet margin block of four, control number "2" with additional downward inscription "K. T. 07. Lit. B.", full OG, NH, VF, SC #66
150.00
682 **   55
1902, 1k orange, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, control number "7" on the left margin, full OG, NH, VF
100.00
683  57b
1902, 3k carmine rose, printed on vertically laid paper, left sheet margin single with double impression, full OG, NH, but with slight paper adhesion on reverse, VF, SC #68 Th
150.00
684 **   59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, three-side margin horizontal strip of five, control number "0" at the top margin, full OG, NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps and number), VF, SC #70
100.00
685 **   68a
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, perforation 11 1/2, left sheet margin single, excellent condition, full OG, NH (hinged on margin only), VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, Z. Mikulski certificate, SC #80A
500.00
686  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, SC #90 var
500.00
687 **/*   73-86, var
1908-17, 1k-70k, complete set of 14, with additional 20k, 25k and 50k of later issues, all are in gross-gutter blocks of four, full OG, NH or LH (two blocks), VF and an eye-catching unit, SC #94-107
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150.00
688  74b
1912-17, 2k green, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, double impression, full OG, LH, VF, SC #95 Ta
60.00
689  77
1917, 5k claret, trial printing on revenue paper with green and brown orange background, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
500.00
690 **   79 var
1917, 10k dark blue, vertical varnish lines, full offset of the design on gum side, top right corner sheet margin block of 16, watermark "wavy lines" on the side margin, some separation of vertical perforation, full OG, NH, VF, SC #100(3) var
100.00
691  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 couple, SC #100
1000.00
692 **   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, SC #102
200.00
693 **   82 var
1912-17, 20k blue and red, light blue background significantly shifted to the bottom, complete pane of 25 (bottom left part of a sheet), full OG, NH, VF
100.00
694 **   87b var
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, vertical varnish lines, thin "1" variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #108A var
100.00
695  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, SC #108 var
150.00
696 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, 1k-5r, complete set of 17, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #109-25
250.00
697  90
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander III, proof of central vignette for 3k stamp in rose carmine, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, size 27x46mm, no gum as produced, hinged, VF, ex-N. Epstein
250.00
698  93
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, proof of central design for 10k stamp in green, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, size 32x37mm, no gum as produced, hinged, VF, ex-N. Epstein
250.00
699  93
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, proof of center vignette with cut oval for 10k stamp in blue, printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, size 32x44mm, no gum as produced, hinged, VF
250.00
700  99
1913, Romanov Dynasty, plate proof of frame for 50k stamp in pale blue, printed on chalk-surfaced thick paper, size 38x48mm, full embossing of print on reverse, no gum as produced, hinged, VF, ex-N. Epstein
300.00
701 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Winter Palace, 2r orange brown, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, flawless quality item, full OG, NH, VF, SC #123 Pa
1500.00
702  103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Romanov Castle, 3k dark violet, bottom sheet margin imperforated single, full OG, light trace of hinge on margin on the left, VF, expertized by Rossica Society, SC #124 Pa
400.00
703 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 15k orange brown, partly imperforated block of four due to perforation break, no gum as produced, NH, VF and an attractive piece, SC #C2 var
200.00
704  107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated single with additional inverted offset on the face, no gum as produced, VLH, VF, SC #C3 Pa var
100.00
705  107
1915, Romanov Dynasty, forgery of money stamp 20k in olive green, coarse printing, perforation L11 1/2 instead of comb 13 1/2, nice condition, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce
150.00
706 **   109d
1915, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #135 var
250.00
707 **   118a
1917, inverted black surcharge 20k on 14k blue and carmine, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #139 Ta
150.00
708    119 var
1917, Imperial stationery envelope 7k blue, sent by registered mail from Zolotonosha (Poltava Gub) to Petropavlovsk (Akmolinsk Gub), uprated by six values, including horizontal pair of 1k orange with provisional perforation 11 1/2 doubled horizontally (left stamp is winged example), arrival ds, VF and very scarce, N. Mandrovski certificate
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500.00
709 **   124
1917, 10k dark blue, right sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #145
100.00
710 **   135
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, left sheet margin imperforated block of four, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #156
250.00
711  87h
1917, imperforated proof of 1r in dark brown, orange and brown, right sheet margin single on paper with horizontal vanish lines, full OG, previously hinged, VF
75.00
712 **   138c
1917, 7r green and rose, bottom sheet margin imperforated single, printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, expertized by Z. Mikulski, Sc #R09
1000.00
713 **   140a var
1917, shifted to the right black surcharge 2(k) on money stamp of 2k green, horizontal imperforated pair with misplaced reversal text, very fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C10 Pa var
500.00
714    

Exhibition Style Postal History Collection

1898-1916, 57 items, representing mainly covers, some postcards, money transfers, parcel cards and wrappers, profusely inscribed in French, various origins and destinations, Russo-Japanese postal charity and money stamps franking, two large size covers with multiples of 10k pale blue, cover addressed to captain Rudnev and many other valuable items, some conveyance flaws should be expected, nice quality unit overall, 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, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
750.00
715    

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
716    

World War I Military Correspondences

1916, telegram regarding military procurements, sent from front-line forces to All-Russian City Association in Moscow, blank with five-line charity message "For Defenders of Homeland", several folds and archival holes, still F/VF and scarce
100.00
717    
1917, POW birch bark postcard addressed to Hungary, Russian and Austria-Hungary censorship markings, pin-hole, still VF and an interesting item
100.00
718    

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, 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