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Lots 120 - 142,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
240.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
275.00 
 
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
950.00 
 
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
95.00 
 
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
240.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
950.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
1400.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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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375.00 
 
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
375.00 
 
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
1900.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
142 **   344
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, souvenir sheet in flawless condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $240
70.00