Lots 530 - 597, Catalogue of Auction #73 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
530  8-10
1858, 10k-30k, complete set of three, perforation 12 1/2, various dotted cancellations, fresh colors and intact perforation, VF, SC #5-7
100.00
531 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, complete sheet of 100 (four panes of 25), representing plate varieties on position 5, 13, 25, 29, 36, 62, 69, 84 and 99, folded once along horizontal perforation, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #CT2, var
2500.00
532  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2 x15, printed on paper without watermark, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #15, expertized by P. Buchsbayew, Raritan Stamps guarantee
500.00
533 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
200.00
534 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six in bottom sheet margin horizontal gutter pairs, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
500.00
535  19c
1868, 1k black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, intact perforation and fresh condition, large part of OG, VF, SC #23
100.00
536    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 and interesting solo franking
100.00
537 **   26-30, a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, sheet margin blocks of four, two stamps of 20k with cross-shaped "t" variety, perf separation between stamps and margin on 7k and 10k,post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
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1000.00
538  27
1879, trial color perforated proof of 7k in brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, perfect quality, full OG, NH(!), VF, SC #33 Pr
200.00
539 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine in horizontal gutter pairs, including 2k yellow green, pair of 35k with separation between left stamp and gutter, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
400.00
540  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
100.00
541 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, slight fold just touched right stamp, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF appearance, SC #56 var
300.00
542  48
1889-92, 3k carmine rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of red letter at the top from "Obrazets" overprint, full OG, NH, VF and scarce stamp, which had never been officially issued imperforated
150.00
543  
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
544 **   56
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom left corner margin block of four, control marking "2" on the left margin, full OG, NH, VF, SC #67
100.00
545  57
1902, 3k carmine rose, printed on vertically laid paper, left sheet margin vertical imperforated pair, a part of perfin "Obrazets", full OG, NH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #68
250.00
546 **/*   57Cf
1904, 4k rose red, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair, right stamp with double background variety, full OG, NH (error stamp) or LH, VF and a spectacular item, SC #75 Ta
200.00
547 **   59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin horizontal strip of five, control marking "A. 03 B." at the top, full OG, NH, VF, SC #70
150.00
548 **   59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin horizontal strip of five, control marking "3" A 03 K" at the top, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
549 **   59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin horizontal strip of five, control marking "6"Ts.T.04.lit.b.b" at the top, nice quality, full OG, NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps, VF
150.00
550  59
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, left sheet margin vertical imperforated pair, a part of perfin "Obrazets", full OG, NH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #70
250.00
551  59b
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin imperforated single, background is strongly misplaced, full OG, LH, VF, SC #70 Pa
300.00
552  59b
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair used on a cut square from 20k postal stationery envelope, Riga "14.1.06" date stamp, fresh, VF
400.00
553 **/*   69
1902, 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner sheet margin block of four, control marking "A 04 B" at the top, some separation between stamps and margins (inscription is not affected), full OG,NH (3) or VLH, VF, SC #73
200.00
554  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 and rare, SC #74 Pd
1000.00
555  71-72
1906, 5r dark blue, green and light blue, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, imperforated complete set of two, each one with control "V" on left sheet margin, perfin initials "Obrazets",full OG, NH, VF and rare, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #92-93
1500.00
556 **   73-87
1912-17, 1k-1r, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, two complete sets in horizontal or vertical gutter blocks of four with many extras, the total is 39 multiples, full OG, NH, VF, SC #94-108, var
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100.00
557 **   74b
1909-12, 2k green, vertical varnish lines, double impression, bottom sheet margin (separation) block of four, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #95(1) var
200.00
558 **   75, var
1912-17, 3k red, vertical varnish lines, top right corner margin vertical gutter block of 40 (8x5), diagonal half with sideways perforation due to foldover, representing several partly imperforated stamps, minor marginal separation, still full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular piece, SC #96
250.00
559    75
1916, PPC from Kharkov to Verny (now Almaty), franked by 3k red, tied by machine Kharkov cancellation, Verny "2.8.16" arrival ds, VF
100.00
560 **   79 var
1915-17, 10k dark blue, printed on gum side variety, vertical varnish lines on ungummed face, nice stamp in every respect, NH, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #100(2) var
150.00
561  81c
1912-16, 15k brown lilac and (blue), vertical varnish lines, blue center is completely omitted (no albino impression), full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #102 Ta
150.00
562 **   81 var
1917, 15k red lilac 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
563  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines on the face, fresh quality, full OG, LH, VF
200.00
564  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines on the face, top sheet margin block of four, perfect condition, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF
1000.00
565 **   82b
1917, 20k blue and carmine, omitted background variety, complete pane of 25, slight fold on the left, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #103 var
350.00
566 **/*   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
567 **   83 var
1912-16, 25k green and violet, vertical varnish lines, double impression of frame (green color), full OG, NH, VF, SC #104 Td
100.00
568 **   87a var
1908-11, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, bottom sheet margin single, imperforated at the bottom with watermark "wavy lines" on margin, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #108(1) var
150.00
569 **/*   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
570 **   90 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k rose red, top left corner sheet margin block of four, double horizontal perforation between stamps, full OG, NH (hinged at the top margin), VF, SC #111 var
100.00
571  92a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins, very slight toning, fresh quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, SC #113 Pa
600.00
572  92b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, imperforated single with double impression, nice margins, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #113 Ta
400.00
573  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
574    103
1918, Romanov Dynasty stamp of 3r dark violet used on reverse of registered cover from Moscow to Switzerland, Moscow and Swiss censorship, arrival ds, VF and very rare franking
1000.00
575  104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, right sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair, placed vertically initials "Obrazets", full OG, NH or LH, VF and rare, SC #125
1000.00
576    104
1916, insured (value declare of 3,500rub) cover from Moscow to France, franked on reverse by three stamps, including Romanov Dynasty 5r brown, Moscow censorship marking, arrival ds, wax seals, mostly VF and extremely rare
1000.00
577  105 var
1915-17, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 10k dark blue, two singles, one of which with portrait obliterated by small white hooks (1917), the other one with unclear portrait seems to be overinked, first oe with slight wearing on reverse, no gum as issued, VF and a spectacular items, SC #C1 var
150.00
578 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 15k orange brown, a single of pale shade, resulting in the portrait is almost invisible, no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce, SC #C2 var
100.00
579    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
200.00
580 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, significantly overinked single with portrait almost invisible, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
100.00
581 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, block of four with horizontal perforation strongly misplaced and straight edges at the top and bottom, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #3 var
100.00
582 **/*   108, c
1917, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, two singles, one has double center, the other one with misplaced center, full OG, NH or LH, fine centering, SC #134 var
100.00
583  109 var
1917, 10r carmine, yellow and light gray, a single with "V" label on the left, strongly misplaced perforation, full OG, LH, VF and a spectacular item, SC #135(2) var
100.00
584 **/*   109 imp
1917, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, imperforated block of four, 2mm scissors' separation on the right, full OG, NH (top right stamp) or previously hinged, VF and rare multiple, imperforated stamps of 10r in carmine lake shade had never been issued, presented block came from a sheet erroneously remained partly or completely not perforated, SC #135(2) imp
500.00
585 **   114-15
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k orange and 2k green, two stamps in top left corner margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-5
150.00
586 **   117 var
1917, black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, vertical pair, top stamp without surcharge, bottom one with surcharge shifted upward, full OG, NH, VF, Romeko guarantee hs, SC #138 var
250.00
587  117a
1917, inverted black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, fresh condition, full OG, LH, VF, SC #138 Ta
75.00
588  117b, var
1917, black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, two stamps, one of which with double surcharge, the other with strongly misplaced surcharge, full OG, VLH (first one appears NH), VF, SC #138 Tb, Td
100.00
589 **   117 var
1917, double (one inverted) black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, SC #138 Tc
150.00
590    117
1917, mixed franking incoming cover from Walthamstow (East London) to Kiev, franked by 2p blue, censored in England, received, but undelivered as addressed on August 26, then three months later it was uprated with a pair of black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, paid for forwarding to Novocherkassk, red two-line Kiev marking "Taken from Mailbox. 5 December" on reverse, address bureau note was applied upon arrival, all appropriate markings and arrival ds (12.12.), F/VF and scarce, well-traveled item across revolutionary Russia
250.00
591  120/30
1917, 2k-70k, 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 guaranteed genuine extremely rare group from the Postal Archives
3000.00
592 **   131, a/f
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, vertical varnish lines, eight imperforated blocks of four, nine or ten and horizontal gutter pair, representing double center, double background, inverted background, offsets and etc., fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #152 Tb/Tg
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250.00
593 **   135
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, bottom margin horizontal pair with "V" labels at sides, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item, expertized by L. Hovest, SC #156
150.00
594 **/*   135 var
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, imperforated block of four, background is shifted to the top on the face and additionally printed on gum side, full OG, NH (bottom stamps) or LH, VF
300.00
595    

The Last Day of Empire

February 27, 1917, stationery postcard 3k red, sent from Moscow to Paris on the day of February Revolt, Russian censorship marking, upon arrival uprated by French Postage Due stamp of 5c blue, all appropriate markings, mounted on page from a Collection, VF and an attractive item
250.00
596 */U   8/87g

Mainly Varieties
Group

1858-1917, 39 mostly mint stamps, including used in Constantinople pair of No.8, mainly 20th century issues, double impression (No.57Cf), offsets of frame or center, various shifts, including pair proofs of 1r (right stamp is defected), nice quality overall, with many NH stamps, F/VF or better
200.00
597 **   81/137

Selection of Varieties in Blocks and Multiples

1915-17, 13 blocks of four and three panes of 25, offsets of frame or center and various shifts, nice quality, full OG, apparently all are NH, VF
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250.00