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Lots 1074 - 1114,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #78, May 31, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
1074  35

Catalogue numbers in this section are taken from the Catalogue of the Russian Rural Postage Stamps edited in by F. Chuchin unless otherwise noted

Ardatov

1910, 3k black, printed on gray blue granite paper, bottom sheet margin single, full OG, LH, VF
sold
1075  2

Berdyansk

1882, Coat of Arms, plate proof of 10k in black, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, complete sheetlet of four, no gum as produced, NH, VF
sold
1076  2
1882, Coat of Arms, plate proof of 10k in olive brown, printed yellow paper, complete sheetlet of four, no gum as produced, NH, VF
sold
1077  Schmidt #26

Bielozersk

1881, 2k gray printed on yellowish gray paper, full OG, LH, VF and nice single
sold
1078 **/*   Schmidt #72, var
1908, surcharge 3k on 2k yellow, top sheet margin block of nine (positions 1-3/6-8/11-13), stamp on position 3 has wide space between "three" and "kop" variety of surcharge, full OG, NH or hinged (1), VF and an unique item, only 25 stamps were produced, Schmidt rank "R" for each one. The only stamp possible with wide space variety, ex-Lentz, Kuznetsov, C.v. $6,300 as singles w/o variety
sold
1079  Schmidt #83, 88, 95, var

Official Provisional Reprints

1908, black surcharge 3k on 2k in various colors on different paper, three vertical imperforated pairs, top stamp of each pair with "nop" variety of surcharge, two with folds between stamps, full/large part of OG, LH or hinged, F/VF, Large Zemstvo C.v. $750 as singles
sold
1080 (*)   Schmidt #95 var
1908, inverted black surcharge 3k on 2k red on white paper, horizontal pair, left stamp with "hop" variety of surcharge, unused, no gum, VF, Large Zemstvo C.v. $700 as singles
sold
1081  29

Bogorodsk

1883, 10k blue, broken "10" at the bottom right value tablet variety, nice quality, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, C.v. $700 for a stamp without variety
sold
1082    74
1893, cover from Warsaw to Bogorodsk zemstvo, franked by Imperial stamp of 7k blue, upon arrival to Bogorodsk uprated with 5k orange red, paid for rural delivery, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce
230.00
1083    

Borisoglebsk

1880's, stationery envelope with round shaped embossing 3k, size 160x126mm, placed on page from a collection, unused, VF, reportedly only two examples of this envelope survived
sold
1084  7 var

Borovichi

1878, 3k black and green, double impression of green color (both shifted to the left), full OG, previously hinged, VF
170.00
1085  8a
1886, 3k rose, vertical tete-beche pair, fresh condition, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
sold
1086 **   19

Buzuluk

1902, 3k pale rose, block of 97, missing three stamps at the bottom left for completion of 100-stamp sheet, vertical and horizontal folds, still full OG, NH, F/VF, ex-Sarandinaki with his manuscript of stamp type identification, C.v. $1,164++
Click here to see the manuscript of type identification
sold
1087 **   23, a
1908, 3k blue, sheet of 99 (missing one stamp on position 92 for completion), stamp on position 63 is placed upside down and forming tete-beche pair, no margins at right and bottom, some perf separations, still full OG with many NH stamps, F/VF, C.v. $833++
sold
1088  1

Kherson

1867, 10k orange yellow, well margined imperforated example, pen cancellation, usual, but very light thin, VF, rank "R"
sold
1089  10

Kirillov

1903, 3k rose, type 1 without a dot after "marka", full OG, previously hinged, VF, Soviet Trade guarantee hs on reverse
sold
1090  30

Kotelnich

1916, violet handstamped small size (6mm) surcharge 5(k) on 2k brown, neat zemstvo "9.IV.16" date stamp, fresh and VF
sold
1091 (*)   10 var

Krasny

1912, Centenary of the Patriotic War of 1812, 2k multicolored, printed on rose paper, corners in yellow color, rouletted perforation shifted to the left, fresh, unused, no gum, VF and very scarce
sold
1092  2

Lokhvitsa

1901, Coat of Arms, three imperforated trail color proofs of 3k in rose red, lilac carmine and blue, full OG, hinged, mostly VF
sold
1093  2b var

Lubny

1883, Annual Subscription, no value indicated, light yellow brown, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom sheet margin single, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare, Large Zemstvo C.v. $25,000
N/A
1094 **/*   4a var
1910, 4k multicolored, imperforated stamp with omitted yellow color, nice margins block of four, full OG, NH or VLH, VF
170.00
1095 (*)   4

Okhansk

1872, 3k blue, nice margins single, fresh, unused, no gum, VF, rank "R", C.v. $700
sold
1096 **/*   7

Ostrov

1910, 3k multicolored, complete sheet of 84 (14x6), representing two varieties on positions 10 and 11, mounted on page from the Stibbe Collection, some perf separations, still nice and fresh, full OG with many NH stamps, VF
sold
1097 **/*   8

Penza

1909, 1/2k violet, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), missing margin at the bottom right stamp, some perf reinforcement, full OG with many NH stamps, VF, ex-Lentz, Faberge, Baughman
690.00
1098 **   23

Poltava

1908, violet handstamped surcharge 3(k) on 10k carmine rose, complete sheet of 25 mounted on page from the-Stibbe Collection, full OG, stamps apparently NH, VF
sold
1099 **   24, var
1908, violet handstamped surcharge 3(k) on 15k green, complete sheet of 25, stamp on position 15 with green spot over "kopeek" variety, sheet is mounted on page from the-Stibbe Collection, full OG, apparently NH, VF
sold
1100    35

Pskov

1901, four stamps of 3k black, yellow and brown, used on reverse of registered cover addressed to zemstvo administration, appropriate black "19.Oct.1901" date stamp cancellation, vertical fold, the cover is reduced on the right, still F/VF
115.00
1101 (*)   48-51, var
1910, 3k, 1k, 5k and 10k, complete se-tenant sheet of 78, containing six horizontal se-tenant strips of 13, including six horizontal pairs of 3k imperforated between stamps, perforation reinforced by hinges, unused, no gum, VF appearance
N/A
1102 **/*   3

Saratov

1874, 5k blue, printed on very thin paper, block of four, full OG, NH or previously hinged (top stamps), VF
sold
1103 **/*   6a

Shatsk

1886, 3k black, oval-shaped stamp, block of six (2x3) contains three horizontal tete-beche pairs, very light fold between stamps, full OG, NH (two pairs) or LH, VF, C.v. $600++
sold
1104  1

Shlisselburg

1865, 5k black, printed on blue green paper of two different shades, large part of OG, VF, C.v. $500
sold
1105 */U   

Simbirsk
Carriage Stamps

1890-1917, 1k-3r, group of 11 values, nine perforated and two imperforated (5k and 10k), including two manuscript surcharges 10(r) on 1r, four stamps faulted, others fresh and VF
sold
1106 **/*   11c var

Soroki

1898, 3k multicolored, imperforated block of four printed on thin paper, light blue color is inverted, full OG, NH or LH (top stamps), VF and rare multiple, Large Zemstvo C.v. 4,000++
1150.00
1107 */U   16/35

Tikhvin
Small Premium Quality Group

1884-1902, 18 mint or used (2) stamps, some with sheet margins, neatly arranged on a stockcard, absolutely perfect quality, full OG, NH (8) or LH, VF, C.v. $228
sold
1108 **/*   8, var

Totma

1902, 3k multicolored, complete sheet of 50 diamond-shaped stamps, second row on the right with nice offset of the design on gum side, horizontal fold, minor separations, still nice looking unit, full OG with many NH stamps, VF
Click here to see the backside
sold
1109  2, 3, 5a

Tver

1971-75, handstamped 2k in various colors, three stamps, including 2k rose and dark blue on thick semi- transparent paper (scarce undervalued stamp), full OG or unused no gum (No.2), VF
N/A
1110  6

Urzhum

1901, Swan, 2k carmine, a part of oval zemstvo cancellation, nice condition, VF
sold
1111 **   

Yaroslavl

1880's, Numeral, 10k black, multipurpose single printed on rose lilac paper, four-side margins, excellent condition, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
sold
1112  6/52b

Zadonsk
Small Collection on a Stockcard

1888-1914, 41 mint stamps, retail values from $7 to $40, nice condition, only one stamp without gum, all others with full/large part of OG, VF, C.v. $632
sold
1113 */U   

Beautiful Collection on Stockpages

1874-1916, 438 mint or used (75) stamps, representing 80 various zemstvo districts, individual value from $7 to $110, including eight different volost cancellations, one forgery and one proof, nice quality overall, we found just a few stamps with small defects, full/part of OG with many NH stamps, unused or used, F/VF, C.v. is about $5,000
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
sold
1114 */U   

Nice Looking Zemstvo Collection in Red Album

1873- 1916, 935 mint and used stamps and one stationery envelope, arranged by alphabetical order with detailed inscription, representing issues from Ardatov to Zolotonosha and altogether 128 zemstvo districts, some better items throughout, minor usual flaws mentioned, generally well above average quality,, full/part of OG, unused or used, F/VF or better, ex-Ustinovsky, C.v. is over $11,000
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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, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
sold