Lots 992 - 1022 of Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021.

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Lots 992 - 1022,
Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021. Raritan Stamps, Inc

 
IMPERIAL POSTAGE STAMPS AND CLASSIC POSTAL HISTORY
 
Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
992  2 1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, thick paper with watermark numeral "1", bottom left "0" with thickening at right (looks like a keyhole), tied by experimental "1" inside three concentric circles dotted cancellation with extra dots in front and behind "1" (type 2, used from February to June of 1858), fresh and VF
sold
993  1-2 1857, a piece of stamp paper with watermark numeral "1", which had been used for printing of actual postage stamps of No.1 and No.2, contains vertical pair of watermarks with left margin showing part of additional watermark "Pochotovye Marki" (Postage Stamps), perfect quality, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, ex-V. Ustinovsky
N/A
994  3 1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "2", neat dotted cancellation, perfectly centered with intact perforation, VF, C.v. $1,700
sold
995  3 1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "2", large part of "Nizhegor. Yarm" (N. Novgorod Trade Fair) cancellation, minor perf irregularities at top, unblemished deep colors, VF and very rare pre-philatelic Yarmarka marking, especially on the early stamp
sold
996  8 1860-70, 10k brown and blue, perforation 12 1/2, group of 15 plus one stamp of 10k on horizontally laid paper, various circular (8), flat-sided hexagon (5), truncated triangle (1) and rectangular (2, including "597" - Nukha, Shemakha Prov.) dotted cancellations, some perf defects mentioned, still fine and interesting group
sold
997 **   19-25 1866-70, 1k-30k, complete set of six printed on horizontally laid paper, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
sold
998  22a 1866, 5k black and grayish blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, cancelled on a piece by Moscow oval marking "2" (rounded top and flat bottom) inside large dots, fresh and VF, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge, scarce so nice
sold
999 ** block  25 1866, 30k carmine and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom sheet margin block of four, top right stamp with a spot over "3" in oval "za 3 lota", bottom right with broken line of the cloak at left, post office fresh, full OG,NH, VF
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sold
1000  cover  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, interesting and rare postal history item bearing mixed franking of three different issues, ex-M. Liphschutz
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sold
1001  cover  22c, 24a 1873, 5k black and violet, 20k blue and orange in horizontal pair, three stamps printed on vertically laid paper (!), used on registered cover from Vasilievskaya volost via Nolinsk to Vyatka, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, slight filing fold, still VF and rare franking
345.00
1002  cover  24 1871, 20k blue and orange on horizontally laid paper, single franking of entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to London, St. Petersburg Warsaw Railroad cancel, Aus Russland transit and red London arrival marking, usual folds did not detract, mostly VF and nice solo franking
85.00
1003  cover  24a 1872, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, used on entire wrapper from Moscow to St. Petersburg, all appropriate markings and wax seal, VF and very scarce stamp on cover, ex-Faberge
sold
1004 ** block  27, var 1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, bottom margin block of four, upper left stamp has broken left posthorn variety, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $200 for stamps w/o variety
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sold
1005 **/* block  55/70 1902-05, 13th and 17th issues per Russian Specialized Catalogs, 1k-7r and 1k-7k, two complete sets of nine and five respectively on vertically laid paper, representing different backgrounds of 1k-7k stamps, most with sheet margins, nice condition, full OG, generally NH (top stamps of one block of 2k, 5k and 7k are LH), VF and very difficult assemblage
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sold
1006 ** block  71 1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, unfolded block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $640++
sold
1007 block  79 1908, perforated proof of 10k in light blue, block of four printed on ungummed paper with vertical varnish lines, significantly different design from issued stamps - inner oval has triple instead of double line at top, two curls at each side of the top ribbon "Pochtovaya Marka", side curls of the outer oval forming by one instead of two lines and etc., nice centering and very fresh, VF and extremely rare multiple, an issued stamp in pale blue is enclosed to avoid misleading
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sold
1008  81 var 1912-17, 15k red brown and blue, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, inverted offset of the design on the face, appearing as double impression, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and a spectacular item, P. Buchsbayew certificate
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115.00
1009  81 1909, perforated proof of 15k in light blue, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, perfect centering with intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by W. Pohl
sold
1010 ** block  82, 85 var 1912-16, 20k blue and carmine, 50k lilac and green, two stamps with background in addition printed on gum side in unfolded blocks of four, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF
N/A
1011  90 1913, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander III, imperforated proof of central vignette of 3k in carmine, size 29x62mm, printed on thick chalk surfaced thin card, no gum as produced, hinged, VF and scarce, ex-Norman Epstein
sold
1012  93 1913, Romanov Dynasty, Nicholas II, imperforated die proof of central vignette of 10k in dark blue, size 48x63mm, printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, no gum as produced, VF and scarce, ex-Norman Epstein
sold
1013  96 1913, Romanov Dynasty, Alexander I, imperforated die proof of central vignette of 20k in olive green, size 38- 40x78mm, printed on chalk-surfaced thin card, no gum as produced, pencil initials at bottom, VF and scarce, ex- Norman Epstein
sold
1014 ** block  107a var 1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, Alexander I 20k olive green, bottom left corner sheet margin imperforated block of 24 (6x4) with double impression, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce multiple
sold
1015 **   107, 116 var 1915-16, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 20k olive green and 3k carmine rose, each one with offset of reversal text on the face variety, no gum as produced, NH, VF
sold
1016  cover  105-07 1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps of 10k, 15k and 20k, complete set of three used on philatelic cover in Pushkino (Moscow Gub.), backstamped, VF, definitely went through the mail philatelic item with prohibited franking
110.00
1017  120-35 1917, 2k-10r, imperforated set of 16 (less 1k and 20k, with additional 14k unissued in this set), each one with partial perfin "Obrazets", balanced to enlarged, full OG, apparently all are NH, F/VF and very rare stamps from the Postal Archives, ex-Vadim Ustinovsky
sold
1018 ** block  121 var 1917, 3k red, imperforated block of four with complete offset of the design on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
N/A
1019 ** P  131a, d 1917, two imperforated 1r values, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, first one has no center and denomination, the other one with double impression of the background, in addition proof without varnish lines in slightly changed color of the background and with triple impression (two albino) of the center and frame, all with full OG, NH, VF
N/A
1020 ** block  135 1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, right sheet margin imperforated block of 12 (4x3), folded once between 3rd and 4th vertical rows, each stamp is different, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,200++
sold
1021 **/* block  137b var 1919, 3.50r maroon and green, perforation 13 1/2, block of four without horizontal varnish lines variety, full OG, NH or VLH (top stamps), VF
60.00
1022 ** block  137d, 138c 1919, 3.50r maroon and green, 7r green and pink, two imperforated values in corner sheet margin blocks of four printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, completely flawless quality pieces, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare set of blocks, ex-Vadim Ustinovsky, this lot had been sold in our Auction #73 for $17,250 including Auction's commission, C.v. $24,400, Standard Cat. #R08-09, C.v. 2,100,000P=US$28,000 as singles
sold

Lots 992 - 1022,
Catalogue of Auction #89, April 15-17, 2021. Raritan Stamps, Inc