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Lots 101 - 156,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
101    4L45-46
1950, native cover with enclosure from Sian (Shensi Prov.) to Beijing, franked by three "People's Post. Kansu" overprinted values, including horizontal pair of stamp in carmine, Sian "3.6.50" date stamp, Beijing arrival"8.6.50" and red dater "June.9.50" markings, mostly VF
sold
102    4L53, 4L55, 4L57
1950, native cover with enclosure from Tianshui (Kansu Prov.) to Beijing, franked by six "People's Post. Kansu" on Dr. Sun Yat-sen overprints, tied by Tianshui "7.6.50" date stamp, Beijing arrival "17.6.50" and red dater "June.17.50" markings, mostly VF
sold
103    4L65, 4L67
1950, native cover with enclosure from Sian (Shensi Prov.) to Beijing, franked by seven adhesives, including Mao Tse-tung stamps of $50 and $200 in horizontal pairs, tied by Sian "24.1.50" marking , Beijing arrival "28.1.50"ds, marked by addressee on "Feb.4.50", mostly VF
sold
104 **   Yang #NW103-06

Local issues
Yili-Tacheng-Artai Area

1949, Worker designs, $10-$500, complete set of four, printed on thick grayish white paper, no gum as issued, NH, F/VF
sold
105 */U   Yang #EC5/473

East China
Collection

1942-50, 425 mint or used stamps and four postal history items, including stationery postcard, starting with fragments of Shantung issues, then Kiangsu and Anhwei stamps with further surcharges, continues with nicely presented East China People's Post issues, surcharges on Dr. Sun Yat-sen stamps and more, used items can have quality problem, nice quality 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
sold
106    Yang #EC175
1949, native cover with pre-print in green (original letter is enclosed) sent from Nanjing to Beijing, franked by black surcharge $500 on $10 brown, tied by Nanjing "22.6.49" date stamp, postmarked on arrival by "24.6.49" Beijing receiver, VF
sold
107  Yang #EC209
1942, Five Pointed Star, 20c pale green, enlarged margins single printed on thin yellowish paper, minor usual foxing, no gum as issued, VF
sold
108  Yang #EC275-77
1945, Junk, Torch and Pigeon, no value indicated stamps overprinted "For Internal Use", complete set of three, fresh and nice, no gum as issued, VF
sold
109    Yang #EC458, EC461
1950, Shanghai surcharges $400 on $200 orange red and $1600 on $2000 apple green in horizontal pairs used on native cover from Shanghai to Beijing, tied by Shanghai "2.2.50" marking, arrival date stamp reads "5.2.50", mostly VF
sold
110 */U   Yang #CC15/166, LCC39-51

Central China
Collection

1948-50, 225 mint or used stamps and seven postal history items (two defected), starting with West Honan Mao Tse-tung various issues with later surcharges, then Dr. Sun Yat-sen surcharges, Worker-Peasant-Soldier, Five Pointed Star, Liberation of Hankow perforated and imperforated sets, further surcharges of People's Posts, finally Jiangxi set, some flaws possible on used items, otherwise nice quality unit, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
sold
111    Yang #CC66, CC68, CC141-42
1949, native cover from Kaifeng (Honan Prov.) to Beijing, franked by four values, including two stamps of Liberation of Hankow with overprints "Renminbi Currency", tied by Kaifeng "4.11.49" date stamp, Beijing arrival "6.11.49"marking, mostly VF
sold
112 */U   7L1/22, 8L1/56

South and Southwest China
Collection

1949-50, South section includes Pearl River Bridge issue with later surcharges, the total is 21 stamps and one cover, Southwest section includes People's Army and Liberation issues plus range of further surcharges, as well as three nice covers, one of which from Longquan to Beijing is bearing three different types of surcharges, minor flaws should be expected on used items, fresh quality overall, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
sold
113    8L22, 8L25
1950, native cover from Longquan (Szechuan Prov.) to Beijing, franked by Chungking surcharges on Liberation Army issue, $500 on $100 carmine and $2000 on $200 blue in horizontal and vertical pairs, tied by Longquan "5.5.50"date stamp, postmarked on arrival "18.5.50" at Beijing, VF
sold
114 */U F  

Balance of the Collection
Mainly Reference Postal Items of Revolutionary Districts in the Liberated Areas

1928-37, reprints of Hunan-Kiangsi, Soviet Posts of Central District and postage dues, ten various fiscal stamps with design closed to postage stamps and two parts of documents, as well as black-and-white photos of Communist Posts rarities, profusely described on original pages, mostly VF
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sold
115 */U   1-8, var

The Gold Medal Collection of Russian Offices in China

The First issue (stamps on horizontally laid paper overprinted "Китай")

1899- 1904, starting with pre-philatelic cover from Kashgar to Tientsin, then 60 mint or used stamps, including singles, pairs and blocks, imperforated stamp of 3k with part of perfin "Obrazets", nice range of various cancellations, all are on original well-described pages, nice condition, full OG or used, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
sold
116 */U   9-23, var

The Second issue (stamps on vertically laid paper overprinted "Китай")

1904-08, 48 mint or used stamps, 5r and 10r with perfin "Obrazets", one cover and seven stationery items, including No.11 postally used, provisional violet overprints on 1k, 3k, 5k and 7k, which according to Ustinovsky's note were made due to shortage of State produced overprinted stamps, numerous cancellations and more, nice looking unit, full OG or used, VF, C.v. for listed stamps is $2,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
sold
117    

Russo-Japanese War
Postal History Group

1904-05, 15 covers and postcards, various military markings and destinations, including TPO No.264 "Vladivostok- Harbin", letter-card with Royal pre-print in blue, sent from Mukden to Tula and many others, all neatly arranged on profusely described pages, fresh and mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
sold
118  21, 23
1907, red or blue diagonal overprint "Китай" on 5r and 10r, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pairs printed on vertically laid paper, 5r has marginal folds, 10r with a few toned spots on margin only, still nice and eye-catching unit, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of 5r), VF
sold
119 */U   24/47

The Third issue (stamps on paper with varnish lines overprinted "Китай")

1910-16, 152 mint or used stamps and three postal history items, sent from PO in Peking (postcard) or Shanghai (two covers), included stamps of 3k and 4k with black overprints, nice range of different cancellations, overall fresh condition, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
sold
120  45 var
1916, blue diagonal overprint "Китай" on 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, large part of Shanghai PO cancellation, fresh and VF and very rare, expertized by E. Vernick, the stamp is listed in the M. Kramarenko Cat. #39 IIA, C.v. $650
sold
121  45 var
1916, blue diagonal overprint "Китай" 1r brown, pale brown and orange, provisionally perforated in Harbin, rouletted 10, used on a part of postal receipt with Qiqihar "13.1.21" date stamp, fresh quality item with two additional Harbin surcharges on reverse, VF and extremely rare, according to Ustinovsky's note only three used stamps were found by a stamp collector D. Melnikov
sold
122 */U   50-70, var

The Fourth issue (stamps on paper with varnish lines surcharged in "cents" and "dollars")

1917-20, almost 200 mint and used stamps, two values with double and four with inverted surcharges, nice group of various cancellations, such as Station Bukhedu, Hailar, Yaomyn and etc., all presented on well-described pages, full OG or used, F/VF, C.v. is about $1,600
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
sold
123  54, 56, 61, 70 var
1920, two stamps with provisional diagonal surcharges 5c on 5k and 50c on 50k, vertical pair of 14c on 14k, four stamps used on two parts of postal receipt, tied by Harbin date stamps ("30.9.20" and "12.2.21"), in addition a single of $10 on 10r with Harbin cancellation and perfin "X.K.", nice state of preservation, VF and extremely rare, these provisional surcharges were produced in Harbin due to shortage of stamps in that period
1150.00
124  63 var
1917-20, black diagonal surcharge $1 on 1r brown, pale brown and orange, missing letter "R" in "DOLLAR", full OG, previously hinged, VF
115.00
125  68a
1917-20, inverted black diagonal surcharge $5 on 5r blue, green and pale blue, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $500
sold
126    
1919, registered stampless cover from Manchuria to Slyudyanka (Irkutsk Gov.), postmaster's hs "Payment 1r 5k collected. Postal Clerk" and signature, tied by Manchuria "18.1.19", letter "a" ds, postmarked on arrival, top left corner is broken and archival fold, still F/VF
sold
127 */U   72-80 a, b

Harbin issue
Collection

1920, 188 mint and used (24) surcharged stamps, arranged on original pages, representing complete set of nine, 2k and 3k altogether in five panes of 25, representing all existing varieties of surcharges, four stamps with inverted and one with double surcharges, several rare cancellations, such as Manchuria and station Ekho, nice quality unit in every respect, full OG or used, mainly VF, C.v. $4,850++
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
sold
128  73 var
1920, blue surcharge 2c on 2k green, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF and rare, according to Ustinovsky's notes this stamp considered him as a proof, however we had this stamp several times with proper postal cancellations
sold
129  73
1920, trial surcharge 2c on 2k green, horizontal gutter block of six (2x3), two top stamps have surcharge in black, while block of four at the bottom bearing surcharges in red, positions 46-47/56-57/66-67, perfect quality, full OG, hinged on gutter and LH on two bottom stamps, VF and definitely unique multiple
sold
130  73 var
1920, double inverted trial surcharge 2c in blue and black on 4k red, removed from a presentation sheet, VF and extremely rare, ex-V. Kauffman, only red or blue surcharges of 2c had been supposed for 2k stamp
sold
131  78 var
1920, error surcharge "01" with Italic "Cent" instead of 10c over black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, position 29, Qiqihar postal cancellation, fresh, VF and very rare
sold
132  

Imperial stamps used in Russian PO in China
Collection

1899-1921, 95 used stamps in singles, pairs and blocks, stamp of 5r in complete imperforated sheet of 50 with six labels, cancelled station Yaomyn, 8 postal history items and 3 PPC, representing various postal cancellations, such as Harbin, Mukden, Vladivostok-Shanghai. Steamship, Harbin Pristan, Kalgan Border, Border of Manchiria and etc., as well as very scarce CER stations Kuanchendzy and Handaokhetze (the last one with postal punch) markings, some flaws should be expected as always on used material, still F/VF and outstanding holding on original pages
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
sold
133  

Scarce Cancellations
Group

1905-18, ten stamps (two defected) arranged on a page from the Collection, representing Kuldzha (4), Chuguchak v Predelakh Kitaya (1) and three different Kashgar Kit. Vlad. (5 - altogether), collectible quality unit, F/VF
sold
134    

Kashgar (Sinkiang Prov.)

Due to Russian Revolution of 1917 and Civil War of 1918 Chinese merchants became anxious for safety of their wealth and sent their money to parent companies in Tientsin. These mailings were in form of money letters, each containing 500 roubles, the highest amount permitted. The following three covers representing such correspondences

1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial 70k and 5r (high value franking is scarce), tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 25.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "10.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, minor conveyance flaws, still VF
sold
135    
1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial 25k in block of 20 plus vertical strip of four and horizontal pair of 20k (on reverse), tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 29.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "14.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, opened for display, mostly VF
sold
136    
1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial single of 10k and 35k in block of 15 plus vertical strip of three, tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 29.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "14.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, VF
sold
137 */U   471 fn

Issues of Russian Philatelic Society in China

1921-51, "The Thrift Movement" souvenir sheet of six with blue overprint, commemorative cancellations, charity stamp and two covers with Russian Philatelic Society in China pre-print, mostly VF
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460.00
138 **   471, fn

China

1943, "The Thrift Movement", 8c-$1, two imperforated souvenir sheet of six, one of which has blue three- language overprint "In Commemoration of Exhibition of Russian Philatelic Society in China. 28-2-1943, Shanghai, China", both in flawless condition, no gum as produced, VF, C.v. $870
460.00
139  471 fn
1943, "The Thrift Movement", imperforated souvenir sheet of six with inverted blue three-language overprint "In Commemoration of Exhibition of Russian Philatelic Society in China. 28-2-1943, Shanghai, China", black special cancellations in Chinese, perfect quality, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, only 18 sheets with inverted overprint were produced, N. Mandrovski certificate
2300.00
140 **   1117a

Republic of China

1955, Armed Forces, 40c-$7, imperforated souvenir sheet of three with attached label at right, tiny soiling spot exactly at the top left corner, fresh condition otherwise, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $700
sold
141 **   1/131

People's Republic of China

1949-52, Early "C" and "S" issues, 12 complete sets, the total is 34 stamps, all are from original printings, post office fresh quality, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $625
sold
142 **   344
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, souvenir sheet in flawless condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $240
sold
143 **   357a
1958, Kuan Han-ching, 4f-20f, souvenir sheet of three, nice quality without usual inclusions, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $475
sold
144 **   542-59
1960-61, Chrysanthemums, 4f-52f, complete set of 18, outstanding state of preservation of this very difficult set, full OG, NH, VF and really scarce set in such quality, C.v. $965
sold
145 **   563-66, 566a
1961, World Table Tennis Championships, 8f-22f, complete set of four and souvenir sheet, excellent quality unit, full OG (set) or no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $936.50
sold
146 **   620-27
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, complete set of eight, perfect full original bright gum, NH, VF, C.v. $2,225
sold
147 **   620-27
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, complete set of eight, nicely centered and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,225
sold
148 **   628
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, $3 multicolored, souvenir sheet in excellent quality, pin-point inclusion on the right invisible from the front is mentioned for accuracy only, sharp corners and full original bright gum, NH, VF and rare in such condition, C.v. $15,000
sold
149 **   635-36
1962, 45th Anniversary of Russian Revolution, 8f and 20f, complete set of two, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $235
sold
150 **   982-90
1968, Revolutionary Literature and Arts, 8f multicolored, complete set of nine, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,440
sold
151 **   1001-04
1969, Yangtze Bridge, 4f-10f, complete set of four, perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $102
sold
152 **   183
1879, Jackson, 2c vermilion, printed on soft porous paper, block of four, bottom stamps represent partial imprint from sheet margin due to significant shift of horizontal perforation, full OG (partially omitted at bottom margin),NH, fine and a spectacular item, PSE certificate, C.v. $1,480 as singles
400.00
153 **   228
1890, Jefferson, 30c black, nicely preserved example, full OG, NH and fine stamp, C.v. $850
sold
154  230P4-45P4
1893, Columbian Exposition issue, 1c-$5, complete set of 15 plate proofs on card, nice margins all around, slight rose ink soiling on reverse of 50c, fresh and nice, no gum as produced, VF, C.v. $2,110
sold
155 **   231
1893, Columbians, 2c brown violet, jumbo margins and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $31
sold
156 **   231
1893, Columbians, 2c brown violet, right sheet margin imprint block of four, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $124++
sold