Lots 572 - 634, Catalogue of Auction #74 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
 
Est.$
572  Venets #II.23c, II.24c, d

Imperial Stationery items

1868, 20k blue and 30k carmine rose, group of six unissued stationery envelopes, sizes 140x60mm and 115x75mm, including two proofs of 30k with enlarged denomination and changed text, all are unused, fresh, VF and rare assemblage, ex-Liphschutz
500.00
573 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "1", insignificant perforation soiling at the top right corner, fresh quality item, unused, no gum, VF appearance, rare stamp in mint condition, N. Mandrovski certificate, SC #2
1000.00
574  2 var
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "1", extended top of "p" in "kop" variety, pen cross cancelled, fresh and VF
100.00
575  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "2", tied by date stamp, fresh colors and intact perforation, VF, SC #3
500.00
576  3
1858, perforated proof of 20k in green and blue, printed on watermarked numeral "2" paper, intact perforation, full OG, previously hinged, mostly VF
400.00
577  9
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, nice quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #6
500.00
578  5
1864, Epreuve de Timbre. Proba, imperforated proof of 1k in black and yellow, printed on thick paper, nice margins all around, no gum as produced, NH, VF, ex-Faberge
300.00
579  12-18
1865, 1k-30k, complete set of six, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, unusually nice quality unit, intact perforation, full OG (20k - large part of OG), LH (1k-10k) or previously hinged, VF and very rare in such premium condition, SC #11-16
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3000.00
580  12
1865, 3k black and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, slightly toned full OG, previously hinged, mostly VF, SC #12
100.00
581 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, 5k and 20k with left sheet margins, post office fresh quality item, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
200.00
582 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set in vertical gutter blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, absolutely flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF
1500.00
583    19-20, 23
1871, entire wrapper from Chisinau to Vienna, postage paid in cash, upon arrival to the Russian border three stamps on horizontally laid paper had been applied and tied by black boxed "Franco" marking, several transits and arrival ds, wax seal removed, VF and scarce mailing
300.00
584 (*)   22c
1868, 5k black and violet, printed on vertically laid paper, nice centering and intact perforation, fresh condition overall, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance of this vary rare stamp, V. Liapine certificate, SC #25
1500.00
585  24a
1868, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh brilliant colors, nice centering, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, V. Liapine certificate, SC #27
2500.00
586 **   26-30
1975-79, 2k-30k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, the high value with left sheet margin, perfect quality item, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
200.00
587 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal bottom sheet margin pairs with gutter in the middle, 7k with minor separation between gutter and right stamp, perfect quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
400.00
588  26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, nicely centered with beautiful colors, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare, V. Liapine certificate, SC #29 I
3000.00
589  27b
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, beautiful quality single, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF centering, a rare stamp, V. Liapine certificate, SC #33 I
1000.00
590 (*)   28a
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh colors, unused, expertly regummed, F/VF centering, V. Liapine certificate, SC #30 I
750.00
591  30 var
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, spectacular pre-printed paper fold, large part of OG, mostly VF, SC #32 var
100.00
592 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k, printed on horizontally laid paper, four stamps with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF
150.00
593 **   31-38, 32a
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set in top sheet margin vertical gutter blocks of four, 35k has some perf separation between left stamps and gutter, post office fresh quality otherwise, full OG, NH, VF and eye-catching multiples
1200.00
594  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
595    46
1896, stationery postcard 3k red, uprated by 1k yellow on horizontally laid paper, sent from Plotzk (small German village in Bessarab Gub. - now Moldavia), addressed to Germany, postmarked on arrival, minimal traces of corner mounts, otherwise VF
100.00
596  51a
1889-92, 14k blue and carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, center is inverted, fresh colors and sharp embossing, large part of OG, VF and rare, ex-Balner, expertized by H. Bloch, Z. Mikulski certificate, SC #62 Tb
4500.00
597  59b
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, top sheet margin imperforated single, background is strongly misplaced, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #70 Pa
300.00
598  59b
1902, 7k blue, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal imperforated pair, background is strongly misplaced, nice margins all around, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Romeko guarantee hs, SC #70 Pa
500.00
599  71-72
1906, 5r and 10r, complete set of two, printed on vertically laid paper, full or large part of OG (5r), previously hinged, VF, SC #92-93
100.00
600  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 #92 var
500.00
601  
1906, Emperor Nicholas II, the Louis-Eugene Mouchon essay of central vignette (head to the right), litho printing on thin card, size 41x59mm, VF and rare, ex-N. Epstein
500.00
602  77
1917, 5k claret, trial printing on revenue paper with green and brown orange background, horizontal pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
300.00
603  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
604    79a
1909, cover from Lodz (then Russian Poland) to Washington, franked by 10k light blue of early printing, red line "Hold For Remittance", two arrival markings, several pinholes, otherwise F/VF
75.00
605    79a
1910, 10k light blue in horizontal strip of three, used on registered cover from Zhirardov (then Russian Poland) to Bohemia (then Austro-Hungarian Empire), all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF
100.00
606 **   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
607  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines, fresh condition, full OG, VLH, VF
150.00
608 **   85 var
1917, 50k lilac brown and green, vertical varnish lines, background is significantly shifted to the top, complete pane of 25, control marking "5" at the bottom margin, folded along horizontal perforation, otherwise full OG, NH, VF, SC #106 var
100.00
609  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
610  93
1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, two proofs of central vignette in dark blue for 10k denomination, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, approximate size 48x68mm, different stages of completion, no gum as produced, VF, ex-N. Epstein
500.00
611  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
612    102
1916, money letter for 4,000rub from Petrograd to Kiev, franked on reverse by three Romanov Dynasty stamps - Winter Palace of 2r brown and one 20k blue and red, large wax seals (partly removed), arrival ds and all appropriate markings, VF and scarce franking
400.00
613  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
614 **   107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander II, money stamp, 15k olive green, double impression, top sheet margin imperforated block of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 Pa var
300.00
615  107
1915, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander II, forgery of money stamp to deceive Postal Authorities of 15k in olive green, perforation 11 instead of 13 1/4, appropriate text on reverse, mostly VF, a common stamp is included
100.00
616  109d
1915, 10r carmine, yellow and gray, background is inverted variety, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #135 var
100.00
617 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-6
200.00
618  138c
1917, 7r green and pink, horizontal varnish lines, imperforated single, enlarged at sides (showing frame of neighboring stamp on the left), full OG, LH, VF, SC #R09
400.00
619    

Ship Mail

1846, Entire bill of loading for package addressed to Russian Academy of Sciences, sent from London on June 2, 1846, delivered by steamship "Victory" to Kronstadt, where three-line pre-philatelic "Kronstadt. Parakhod. 30 May. 1846" (Julian calendar) date stamp was applied, St. Petersburg next day boxed receiver, mounted on page from the Collection, VF and scarce
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400.00
620    
1851, Entire wrapper of pre-philatelic unpaid letter, delivered by a steamship from Lisbon via London and Ostend, addressed to Parnu, Riga boxed transit and Parnu double circle receiver, mounted on page from the Collection with detailed explanation of postal rate, mostly VF
150.00
621    
1886, stationery envelope 7k blue, sent on June 25 from Kerch-Enikol (Crimea Peninsula) to Veisenshtein (now Estonia), posted onto steamship "Kerch-Taganrog" and then was handled by eight(!) different TPO, delivered to Veisenshtein on July 4, envelope was opened for display and all markings shown, mounted on page from the Collection, mostly VF and very scarce item
500.00
622    
1896, Russian Levant stationery letter card 10k red and green, sent from Beirut on May 6 (date line in French inside the card) to Ramle (now - Israel), posted onto R.O.P.iT steamship of Mediterranean Coast Line and delivered to Alexandria on May 9, black boxed "Pleine Mer" (High Seas) marking, Ramle arrival ds on reverse, VF, mounted on page from the Collection, VF and scarce
400.00
623    
1907, stationery postcard 4k red to Tsuruga, written in Japanese, tied by Tsuruga ds and boxed "Paquebot" marking upon arrival, mostly VF
150.00
624    
1908, postal stationery card 4k red, addressed to Kobe, written in Japanese, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Company, tied with black oval letter "d" marking, Tsuruga transit and Kobe arrival ds, VF
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300.00
625    
1910, postcard from Arkhangelsk to Volokolamsk (Moscow Gub.), posted to a ship of the 3rd White Sea Steamship Co., franked by 3k red, tied by oval steamship "22.6.10" date stamp, postmarked "26.6.10" on arrival, mounted on page from the Collection, VF and rare
700.00
626    
1910, cover addressed to Switzerland, franked by 10k light blue, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveshchensk - Nikolayevsk", tied with oval steamship ds, receiver is on reverse, VF and scarce, S. Sismondo certificate
400.00
627    
1910, PPC from Chernyayevo (Amur Gub.) to Blagoveschensk, franked by 3k red, delivered with a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Sretensk", all appropriate markings, slightly rounded corners, mostly VF
250.00
628  
1914, stationery postcard 4k red from volost Kovda on the White Sea Coast to London, tied by oval marking 2nd White Sea Steamship Co., mounted on page from the Collection along with horizontal pair of 20k and block of eight (4x2) of Romanov Dynasty 7k, each one with similar oval ds, all are fresh and VF
750.00
629    

Apocalyptic Event on May 5

1910, humorous postcard forebodes collision of Earth with Halley's Comet, various caricatures and poem, slightly rounded corners, still fresh, mostly VF and scarce
150.00
630    

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
631    

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
632    
1917, POW birch bark postcard addressed to Hungary, Russian and Austria-Hungary censorship markings, pin-hole, still VF and an interesting item
100.00
633 **/*   11/135, B1-4 var

Nice and Valuable Collection

1863-1917, 110 mint stamps, including several pairs with labels and blocks, starting with 5k City Post, then 1k and 10k on paper without watermark, 1k, 3k, 10k (all with full OG) and two 30k on vertically laid paper, continues with No.26-30, 31-38, 41-45 and 46-54, 55-70, 71-72, 72a, imperforated block and gutter pair of 10r and some others, as well as Russo-Japanese War Postal Charity issue, nice quality overall, mainly full OG, some later issues are NH, vast majority is LH, F/VF, SC C.v. is about $5,600
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1500.00
634    

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