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Lots 403 - 455,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #78, May 31, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
403    Venets #II.1/17

Imperial Stationery Items - Outstanding Collection of Postal Stationery Envelopes 10 kop Black

1848-63, 17 unused and used items (9), including two of No.1 (unused with flap separation and used from Revel to Hapsal (now Haapsalu), two envelopes of the 3rd issue of 1849 (unused and used), one of the 4th issue of 1855 (unused), two pieces of the 5th issue of 1861 (unused and used), five envelopes of the 6th issue of 1862 (two unused, three used of two different sizes), in addition three used items of No.15 issued in 1862 also, and finally two unused envelopes issued in 1863 of two different sizes, a few items with minor flap separation, generally nice and fresh group of earliest stationery items
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sold
404    SC #SK21/27
1868-72, eight (seven different) stationery envelopes of 20k and 30k with indicia at the top left, including four unissued items, as well as 10k, 20k and 30k with indicia on the top right, various sizes, fresh quality, VF, Mi #U14/18, var
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290.00
405  SC #ES4
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper of 1k yellow, size 375x70mm, inscribed "Pochtovaia Banderol", excellent condition, VF and scarce, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge, Mi #S1
sold
406    SC #ES6
1896, essay for Imperial reply letter card 10k+10k blue, contains two attached letter cards, size of each 174x106mm, appropriately folded, perfect condition, VF and scarce, one copy of such essay was presented to each participant of the UPU Conference of 1906 in Rome
sold
407  SC #PK24
1913, Alexander III, two proofs of center of 3k stamp in carmine for postal stationery card, printed on yellowish thin cardboard, approximate size 37x44mm, first one has incomplete line of outer oval, the other one has just silhouette instead of clear portrait of Alexander III, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare
575.00
408  SC #PK25
1913, Romanov Dynasty issue, proof for postal stationery card of 4k in red, names of artist (Lancere) and engraver (Lundin) printed at the bottom of stamp, produced on a thin card, size 140x90mm, VF and very rare
sold
409  3

Postage Stamps and Postal History

1858, 20k blue and orange, printed on thin paper with numeral watermark "2", "36" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Vilejka - now Lithuania), fresh colors and intact perforation, VF, SC #3
sold
410  3
1858, trial color perforated proof of 20k in green and lilac, printed on paper with watermark numeral "2", nicely centered and fresh, no gum, VF
sold
411  4
1858, 30k rose and green, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "3", a part of Tetyushi cancellation of 1867, nice condition in every respect, VF and scarce date stamp marking
860.00
412  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "3", truncated triangle dotted cancellation, some perf irregularities on the right (appearing better in closer look, some tips colored by black ink cancellation), fresh colors, F/VF, SC #4
sold
413  5
1864, Epreuve de Timbre - Proba, imperforated proof for Paris Exhibition of 1k in black and orange, printed on paper without watermark, top right corner bend, otherwise fresh, no gum as produced, VF appearance
sold
414  8 var
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 12 1/2, nice center offset on reverse, perfect condition, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #5 Ta
sold
415  11 var
1863, City Post 5k black and blue, retouch of the engraving at the top left of the central circle variety, fresh quality, part of OG, VF, ex-Cronine, SC #ST2 Ka
sold
416 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six printed on horizontally laid paper, three stamps with sheet margins (separated on 3k), post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF, SC #17-22
sold
417  19c-20c
1868-70, 1k black and yellow, 3k black and green, two values printed on vertically laid paper, nice condition, full OG, LH, VF, SC #23-24
sold
418  23 var
1866, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, "kalach" variety, used together with 3k black and green on large part of a wrapper, tied by Moscow date stamp of 1874, fresh, VF and very rare, SC #20 Kb
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sold
419 **   24
1866, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, top sheet margin vertical gutter block of four, completely flawless quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #21
sold
420  24a
1868, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, fresh colors, minimal surface abrasion at the top left, a collectible quality single, unused, expertly regummed, VF appearance of this rare stamp, SC #27, C.v. 300,000 rub = US$5,250
575.00
421 **   26-30a
1875, 2k-20k, complete set of five printed on horizontally laid paper, all with sheet margins, the high value with cross-shaped "t" variety, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32Ka
sold
422  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, vertically hatched center variety, cancelled Vereya on a piece together with 1k and 3k in 1878, VF and scarce, ex-Mehrtens, Faberge
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sold
423 **   30, a, var
1875, 20k blue and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25 (top right part of a sheet), seven stamps on positions 2, 5, 9, 18, 20, 23 and 25 with cross-shaped "t" variety, stamp on position 13 with rounded frame at the upper left and stamp on position 25 with blur at the top right, perfect quality, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce multiple
N/A
424 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both 2k stamps, printed on horizontally laid paper, seven values with right sheet margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF
sold
425 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both issues of 2k, blocks of four, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
sold
426  32
1983-88, perforated plate proof of 2k in green (close to issued color), changed ornament and crown, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF and very rare, N. Mandrovski certificate
N/A
427  43-44 imp
1889, 20k blue and carmine, 50k violet and green, two imperforated singles printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of red letter at the bottom of "Obrazets" overprint, enlarged margins, full OG, very light traces of hinge, VF and rare, these stamps had never been issued imperforated, SC #55-56 imp
sold
428 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, folded practically in the middle, full OG, NH, VF appearance of this rare perforation error, SC #56 var
460.00
429 **   47 var
1889-92, 2k green, background is strongly shifted to the bottom left, horizontal pair printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH, VF, SC #58 var
N/A
430 **   55 var
1902, 1k orange, full offset of the design on gum side, bottom sheet margin vertical pair printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item, SC #66 var
sold
431 **/*   56/67 var
1902-04, 2k, 14k, 15k x2 and 70k, all are printed on vertically laid paper, offset of background on gum side, shifted perforation or center, overinked frame varieties, one stamp of 15k with light crease, full OG, NH or LH (1),mostly VF, SC.v. 33,000rub
sold
432  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
sold
433  61 var
1902, 14k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, center is strongly shifted to the left, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #71 Tc
N/A
434  63 var
1904, 20k blue and red, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression of background variety, Moscow "26.2.09" date stamp, mostly VF and rare unrecorded error, SC #77 var
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sold
435 **   71
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, printed on vertically laid paper, block of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #92
sold
436  
1906, Emperor Nicholas II, two Louis-Eugene Mouchon essays of central vignette (head to the right), large and small head, litho printing on white wove paper and thin card respectively, sizes32x39 and 33x42mm, VF and rare, ex-N. Epstein
575.00
437  78
1909, imperforated proof of 7k in light blue (issued color), enlarged margins single without varnish lines, pin-point marginal inclusion, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce, SC #99
N/A
438  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines, excellent centering, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #102
sold
439 **   82b
1917, 20k blue and carmine, omitted background variety, complete pane of 25, slight gum wave on the left, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,125 as hinged singles
575.00
440 **/*   89, 92 var
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2k green, vertical and horizontal pairs, 7k brown, horizontal pair, each pair with double perforation between stamps, strong and firm, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of 2k), VF, all are guaranteed genuine
sold
441 **   90b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k rose red, right sheet margin single with double impression, double control line on margin as well, full OG, NH, VF, SC #111 Ta
sold
442  90b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3k rose red, double impression, one inverted, full OG, previously hinged, VF, P. Buchsbayew certificate, SC #111 Ta
sold
443  96
1913, Romanov Dynasty, plate proof of central design for stamp of 20k in olive green, unfinished outer oval line of Alexander I portrait, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, size 50x78mm, fresh and VF
sold
444 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 15k brown, all perforation completely misplaced, no gum as produced, NH, VF, SC #C2
N/A
445 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, text is printed on both sides, no gum as produced, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
sold
446 **   107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, 20k olive green, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, one inverted, no gum as produced, NH, VF, P. Buchsbayew certificate, SC #C3 Pa var
sold
447  107
1915, Romanov Dynasty, German forgery of money stamp of 20k in olive green, produced to deceive State Authorities, perforation 11 instead of 13 1/4, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce
sold
448 **   108d
1917-18, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, vertical varnish lines, perforation 13 1/2, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH, fine centering, SC #134(2) var
sold
449  119/23
1917, 1k-5k, imperforated set of four in vertical gutter pairs, black letters as a part of overprint "Obrazets", additional security punches, full OG, NH or LH, VF
290.00
450 **   135 var
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, imperforated single with double printing of yellow background on gum side, nice margins and very fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #156 var
sold
451 **   139 imp var
1917, Romanov Dynasty money stamp, shifted black surcharge 1(k) on 1k brown orange, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around, no gum as produced, NH, VF, SC #C9 var
sold
452    

Postal Advertising Items

1914, Soap advertising postcard as a part of Stolberg and Co. Russian-American Pharmacy booklet, sent from Petrograd to Helsingfors; and envelope with Vaasa Shoe Factory advertising sent from Nikolaistad (Russian Finland) to Copenhagen, both appropriately franked with arrival ds, VF
sold
453 */U   

Imperial Russia and Early Soviet Period Collection

1857-1923, starting with No.1 (pen cancelled), No.9 (Warsaw Cancel), sets of 1868 and 1875 on vertically laid paper, Romanov Dynasty, complete sheets of 7r (vertically laid) and 5r of 1915 (both with toned gum), then RSFSR issues with high level of completion, some Civil War Locals and etc., we mention some forged and dubious items with vast majority of genuine stamps in nice collectible condition, full/large part of OG or used, F/VF, very high C.v.
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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
sold
454 */U   

Beautiful Errors Collection

1875-1917, 310 mint or used stamps in singles, pairs, strips and blocks, starting with mint varieties of the 1908-17 issues, double impression of the design (10k), three values printed on gum side, 51stamps with offset on reverse, inverted, shifted centers or frames, the second part includes mainly used stamps of earlier issues with small varieties, fresh quality unit, full/large part of OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
sold
455 **   

Liberty Cap and Abdication Overprints
Great Collection

1917, Romanov Dynasty stamps and money stamps, 57 different multiples, representing 27 blocks of four, including five inverted, four double and three blocks with black instead of red overprint; 16 blocks of eight with seven inverted (one doubled in red and black) and two with red instead of black overprint; 14 blocks of twelve, including two inverted, one double and one in red instead of black, neatly arranged on stockpages, several blocks with some gum toning, generally fresh condition, full OG or no gum as produced, VF and absolutely fabulous group, approximately a half blocks expertized by Romeko or Trachtenberg
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
sold