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Lots 493 - 670,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
493 **   CB18a-20a
1933, Wounded Aviators Fund, 3(53)s-35(135)s, two imperforated complete sets of three triangle stamps, two different positions of watermark, full OG, NH (one stamp is LH), VF, C.v. $250++
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95.00 
 
494 SB   Hofmann #MH1

Stamp Booklet

1938, 20th Anniversary of the Republic, unexploited Ls2.02 booklet, containing two blocks of four and four horizontal pairs separated by pre-printed interleaves, black lettering on yellow paper, VF
90.00 
 
495 */U   

Neat Mainly Used Collection

1918-41, 515 stamps and two souvenir sheets, including nice range of Sun design issues, Riga Liberation on thin paper, beautiful semi- postal, air post and air post semi-postal stamps, representing Rainis Fund perforated and imperforated sets, various Bleriot XI issues and many more (imperforated block of six is a forgery), nice quality overall, F/VF, Mi C.v. €3,400++
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
375.00 
 
496    

Nice Postal History Selection

1926-41, 28 covers, cards and money orders, including four items bearing various complete sets, such as Home Guards, Latvian Aviators, Wounded Aviators and etc., seven items were mailed during Soviet Occupation of 1940 and one during German Occupation of 1941, nice and clean unit, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
275.00 
 
497  2N1/57

West Army and Other issues under Russian Occupation

1919-40, black overprints or surcharges of Russian Orthodox Cross on Sun Design, Riga Liberation and Russian Imperial stamps, as well as Soviet issue of 1940,the total of 50 mint stamps, missing only 10k of the second set, nice quality, full OG, mainly LH, VF, C.v. $1,200
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275.00 
 
498  C1-4

Air Post stamps

1938, Airplanes and Birds, Waterloo & Sons Specimens of 2c in orange and 3c in blue black, in addition 1c, 3c and 4c with black handstamped overprint "Specimen", full OG, mainly LH, VF
95.00 
 
499 **/*   C20/25, var
1941, First Flight "Liberia - U.S.", black surcharges 50c on 4c, 5c x2 (one with surcharge shifted to the right) and 30c, overprint on 50c, set of five values, full OG, NH (3) or LH, VF, each one expertized by F. Kessler and others, C.v. $420++
95.00 
 
500    C21/25
1942, set of four covers in commemoration of the First Flight "Liberia - U.S.", each one bearing surcharge of 50c on 5c, 10c, 30c or overprint on 50c, all with commemorative cancel, three with "Aviation History"pre-print, VF, nice group for a specialist, Postal Department Notice about these stamps is included
Click here to see Postal Department Notice
95.00 
 
501 **/*   C30, var
1942, two stamps of 4c in yellow or orange with Bars overprint over black surcharge "First Flight. Liberia - U.S. 1941" 50c, first one has double bars overprint, which is very scarce, priced in Sanabria of 1966 for $150, the other one with bars shifted below of "1941", full OG, NH or VLH (double overprint), VF, both with Sanabria and F. Kessler guarantees
95.00 
 
502 **   C31, var
1942, black Bars overprint over First Flight surcharge 50c on 5c green, tete-beche block of four triangle stamps, left stamp with added bars, which are longer and thinner then original ones, pre-printing paper fold, nice full OG, NH, VF and very rare
Click here to see enlarged fragment
140.00 
 
503 **/*   C45, C46A, C50
1944, violet or black surcharges 10c on 2c in right sheet margin block of four, 30c on 1c in tete-beche pair, and $1 on 50c is a single, full or large part of OG (C46A), NH or LH/hinged, VF, each stamp with J. Stolow guarantee hs, C.v. $503
95.00 
 
504 **   C48, C50, var
1944-45, black surcharge 30c on 4c, a single and two tete-beche pairs, two diagonally placed surcharges and left stamp of horizontal tete-beche without obliterating overprint, in addition violet surcharge $1 on 50c in horizontal strip of three, central stamp with incorrectly placed bars obliterating value, full OG, NH, VF, all varieties with J. Stolow guarantee hs
95.00 
 
505 **/*   C48, var
1944, dark blue surcharge $1 on 3c olive green, block of four and a single, bottom right stamp of the block has surcharge "$.100", while a single with double surcharge, full OG, NH (block of four) or LH, VF and rare, a single with J. Stolow guarantee hs, Sanabria of 1966 priced the first error at $120 and the second one at $150
Click here to see enlarged fragment
190.00 
 
506  2
1918, First Vilnius issue, 15sk black, block of four with natural straight edges at the top and on the left, positions 1-2/6-7, neat Kaunas "29.1.19" cancellation, fresh and VF, C.v. $400++
180.00 
 
507  3-8
1918, Second Vilnius issue, 10sk-50sk, complete set of six, each cancelled on individual piece by Grodno Post Office marking, penciled stamp position numbers are shown, VF, C.v. $186++
110.00 
 
508 */U   10, a, 22/26
1919, First and Third Kaunas issues, 5sk in block of 15sk (second setting) and two horizontal se-tenant pairs of 30sk-20sk and 60sk-50sk, last ones with Kaunas date stamps, mostly VF
90.00 
 
509  30a-33a
1919, First Berlin issue, 10sk-30sk, complete set of three printed on paper with vertical network watermark, full OG, LH, F/VF and scarce, especially in complete set
45.00 
 
510  40-49
1919, Third Berlin issue, imperforated plate proofs of 10sk-5auk, printed on yellowish paper, complete set of 11, including 50sk in green and in blue, no gum as produced, VF
140.00 
 
511 **/* P  46/60
1919, Third and Fourth Berlin issues, group of 14 items, the total is 30 mostly mint stamps (two - used), representing five proofs, perforation errors and doubled- inverted-shifted Coat of Arms, nice quality, full OG or no gum as produced, VF
140.00 
 
512  104-05 var
1921, Prince Kestutis, two error of colors, 80sk in orange and light blue, 1auk in brown and dark blue, full OG, previously hinged, VF
65.00 
 
513 **   119a
1922, Great Personalities, error denomination 8auk instead of 6auk in blue and greenish blue, block of four, lightly folded along horizontal perforation, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $700 as hinged singles
240.00 
 
514 **   119a var
1922, Great Personalities, error denomination 8auk blue and greenish blue, "De dure" instead of "De Jure" at the bottom (position 38), full OG, NH, VF
Click here to see enlarged fragment
95.00 
 
515  120/60, C21-31
1922, New Currency black, green or red surcharges on definitive issues of 1919-21, postage and air post, set of 48 (less No.126), neatly arranged on two pages from a Collection, full OG, mainly LH, VF, three "key" values expertized by H. Kohler, C.v. $532
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160.00 
 
516 **/*   142 var
1922, New Currency black surcharge 3c on 15sk violet, horizontal strip of four with dramatically misplaced surcharge, resulting in left stamp without the surcharge, others with surcharge placed diagonally, full OG, NH or LH (2), VF, rare and unrecorded error, Dr. V. Geyfman certificate
Click here to see the certificate
190.00 
 
517 **/*   152-53 var
1922, New Currency double black surcharge 10c on 2auk, vertical pair; in addition black surcharge 15c on 4auk, vertical pair imperforated between stamps, full OG, NH or previously hinged, F/VF centering
90.00 
 
518 **   176 imp
1923, Union of Lithuania and Memel (Klaipeda), 1c rose, green and black, diamond-shaped imperforated stamp in pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, reportedly only one sheet of 66 stamps was printed
275.00 
 
519 **   185 imp
1923, Union of Lithuania and Memel (Klaipeda), 1L blue green and black, diamond-shaped imperforated stamp in pair, creamy full OG, NH, VF and scarce
240.00 
 
520  304
1937, Coat of Arms, imperforated proof of 50c in brown, two horizontal pairs, printed on paper with gray blue network or on white paper without network, the last one with reversed watermark Multiple Letters variety, no gum as produced, NH, VF, Lithuanian Spec. C.v. €300++
140.00 
 
521  B19a

Semi - Postal issues

1926, Second Orphans Benefit issue, double gold (one inverted) surcharge "2+2c" over violet surcharge "+5c" on 5c green, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Dr. V. Geyfman certificate
Click here to see the certificate
70.00 
 
522 **   B47-50
1938, Scout Jamboree overprints on National Olympiad issue, 5+5c-60+15c, complete set in blocks of four, two with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $200++
70.00 
 
523 **/*   C30a, var

Air Post stamps

1922, New Currency inverted black surcharge 50c on Airplane 10auk black and gray blue, two stamps, one of those with offset of inverted surcharge on reverse, full OG, NH or previously hinged, VF
70.00 
 
524 **   CB3 var

Air Post Semi-Postal issues

1924, Red Cross violet surcharge "+60c" on Carrier Pigeons 60c rose, printed on paper with omitted watermark, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, tiny expert's hs on reverse, Dr. V. Geyfman certificate
275.00 
 
525  L1-8, 2N9-16

South Lithuania
Gardinas (Grodno)

1919, black surcharge 50sk on Imperial perforated stamps of 3k-70k, complete set of eight, six of which with sheet margins, in addition Soviet occupation overprinted issue, all with full OG, VLH or LH, VF, Grodno issue with P. Kosack guarantees on reverse, C.v. $485
140.00 
 
526 **   318-20
1956, Europa issue, "Rebuilding of Europe", 2f-4f, complete set of three, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $160
55.00 
 
527  
1991, Endangered Species, 1000r multicolored, reconstructed (top and bottom parts joined together) composite proof sheetlet of six printed on thick glazed paper, control angles at corners, each stamp with black overprint "Prueba" (Proof) on reverse, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very rare, reportedly only 45 sets were sold, the only uncut sheet retained in the Mexican Postal Museum
475.00 
 
528    

Postal Stationery items

1950-52, Guerrero, air post stationery envelope 35c dark violet, stamp is printed twice (one is misplaced), unused, VF and scarce
90.00 
 
529  64
1932, Lathe Operator, perforated trial color proof in carmine affixed over gray card and overprinted "Проект. 5 марта 1932 г.", card size 75x75mm, fresh and VF
275.00 
 
530 */U   1/83

Valuable Collection on Pages

1924-45, Scepter of Indra, Soyombo fiscal stamps with black, violet and red boxed overprint "Postage" (some expertized), Soyombo postage stamps with later surcharges, definitive set of1932 and Marshal Choibalsan, the total is 70 mostly mint (10 - used) stamps, full OG or used, F/VF, huge C.v.
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
950.00 
 
531 **   90-101
1957, Crown of Nepal, 2p-2r, complete set of 12 in vertical or horizontal pairs, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $220
70.00 
 
532 **   102 var
1958, Lumbini Temple, 6p yellow, left sheet margin block of four, watermark "Lovely Bond. Made in Sweden", no gum as produced, NH, VF
70.00 
 
533 **   104-17
1959-60, Admission Nepal to the UPU, Animals, Birds, Historical Places, 1p-5r, complete set of 14, 1p-2r are in sheet or corner margin blocks of four, the high value is a corner margin single, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $301++
95.00 
 
534 **   90/556

Collection on Stockpages

1957-94, 550 stamps, some in blocks of three or four, and four souvenir sheets, nice early items, several topical issues, nice and fresh unit, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $845
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
140.00 
 
535 **   B86-89

Semi - Postal issues

1936, Great Personalities, complete set in blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $240++
70.00 
 
536    C4

Zeppelin Flight

August 29-31, 1931, 1st South America Flight cover from Amsterdam to Cape Verde, addressed to Hof, franked by eight values, Friedrichshafen connection, green confirmation cachet, "31.AGU.31"Praia dropped ds on reverse, Hof arrival marking, VF, Sieger #124A
140.00 
 
537 */U   1-14
1920, Coat Arms and Pictorial issues, the total is 15 stamps, including mint and used 10m values, all mounted on page from a Collection, full OG, LH, mostly VF, all guaranteed genuine, C.v. $665
140.00 
 
538 (*)   2
1857, King Oscar I, 2s yellow, intact perforation and fresh color, unused, no gum, VF appearance, C.v. $800 as hinged
95.00 
 
539    

Postal History Group with "Groszy" overprints

1950-51, 21 covers one postcard and one large piece, representing various handstamped overprints in black, violet or red, including Warsaw (5), Krakow (3), Bialaszewo, Bydgoszcz,Czudec (2 and piece), Krasnik Lubelski, Kruszewo, Leszno (2), Radomysl, Rajgrod (2), Trzebiatow, Wisniovo Elskie and etc., some conveyance flaws possible, collectible quality unit, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
240.00 
 
540    15

Russian stamps used in the Kingdom of Poland

1866, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, tied by "241" inside concentric circles on entire letter from Wloclawek to Bartenstein(then East Prussia, now - Bartoszyce, Poland), red Wloclawek date stamp is alongside, postmarked on arrival, F/VF
140.00 
 
541   Mi U16c
1874, Imperial stationery envelope 10k brown, sent from Wloplawsk (then - Warsaw Gub, now - Poplavy, Belarus) to Berlin, delivered by TPO No.27-28 (Warsaw- Aleksandrovo), mostly VF
95.00 
 
542 */U   Fischer #1/9, var

Collection of Warsaw City Post issues

1915-16, 88 mint and used stamps, representing perforated and imperforated 5gr and 10gr issue with a lot of color varieties, unframed and framed handstamps, in addition double (one inverted) surcharge 2gr on 10gr, cancelled on a piece, fresh condition overall (one stamp of No.4 has a small thin), full/part of OG or used, F/VF, some material is properly expertized
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
240.00 
 
543  176b

Angola

1914, King Carlos, red Provisional overprint "Republica" over black surcharge 115r on 100r brown on buff paper, perforation 13 1/2, full OG, VLH (appears NH), F/VF and very scarce stamp of the country, C.v. $900
240.00 
 
544 **   314a
1948, Tercentenary issue, 5c-20a, souvenir sheet of ten, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $200
90.00 
 
545 **   51-62 var

Nyassa

1911, Camels, Zebra, Giraffe and "San Gabriel", 2 1/2r-500r, complete set of 12 without surcharges, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, F/VF and rare never hinged
140.00 
 
546 **   85, 88 var
1921, Flagship "San Gabriel", two inverted red or black surcharges over red "Republica" overprint 1 1/2c on 300r and 3c on 400r, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
547 **   106-25
1923, Vasco Da Gama, Animals, Flagship "San Gabriel", Dhow, complete set of 20, full OG, NH, mostly VF and difficult set in never hinged condition
45.00 
 
548  120, a
1893-98, King Carol I, 5b blue, horizontal pair, right stamp has error denomination of 25b, full OG, LH, VF, Mi #102/105F, €300, Scott C.v. $185
70.00 
 
549  292, 301
1926, 60th Birthday of King Ferdinand, seven different imperforated trial color proofs, including four for 25b and three for 10L, printed on watermarked paper or thin cards, no gum as produced, NH, VF
130.00 
 
550 **/*   369-79 imp
1930, King Karol II, 25b-20L, imperforated complete set of 11 in horizontal pairs, fresh condition, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of each pair and both stamps of 16L), VF, Mi #375U-85U, €700, Scott C.v. $500 as hinged singles
140.00 
 
551    SC #SK1

Postal Stationery items

1848, stationery envelope 10k+1k black, sent to Kamenetz (Podolia Gub.) in 1850, pen cross cancellation, light Kamenets arrival marking, mostly VF
240.00 
 
552    SC #SK5
1866, stationery envelope 20+1k blue (the second issue of 1848 on grayish thickened paper), sent from Kerch to St. Petersburg, uprated by 10k brown and blue with perforation 12 1/2, arrival ds, small flap tear, still F/VF and rare, Venets #II.5, rank "R"
550.00 
 
553    SC #SK8
1859, stationery envelope 10+1k black (the 4th issue of 1855), sent from St. Petersburg to Borga (then Russian Finland), red date stamp on front and boxed arrival marking, mostly VF
95.00 
 
554    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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240.00 
 
555  SC #ES4
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper of 1k yellow, size 375x70mm, inscribed "Почтовая бандероль", excellent condition, VF and scarce, ex- Breitfuss, Faberge, Mi #S1
475.00 
 
556    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
950.00 
 
557    
1900, Empress Marie Feodorovna complete stationery advertising letter sheet, series 43, sent from Moscow to Germany, bearing over 30 various advertising messages inside, postmarked on arrival, slight fold, still VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
240.00 
 
558  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 with just a silhouette of Alexander III, fresh, no gum as issued, previously hinged, VF and rare, ex-N. Epstein
375.00 
 
559  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
950.00 
 
560  1

Postage Stamps and Postal History

1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with enlarged margin at the top, watermark numeral "1", tied on a piece with crayon cross and straight line Kishinev pre-philatelic marking, mostly VF and scarce cancellation
140.00 
 
561  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with watermark numeral "1", cancelled on a piece, tied by boxed Odessa "20.May.1858" ds, narrow margin at the top with appropriate margins at three other sides, fine item
140.00 
 
562  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, nice margins imperforated single with watermark numeral "1", overinked top left corner variety (no white space between outer frame and value tablet), tied by Riga "25.Mar.185(8)" date stamp, fresh and VF
240.00 
 
563 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral watermark "1", fresh unblemished colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2014), C.v. $4,400
1400.00 
 
564    2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral watermark "1", used on entire wrapper from St. Petersburg to Parnu, red boxed St. Petersburg ds is alongside, backstamped, usual fold, mostly VF
140.00 
 
565    2
1858, folded letter from Odessa to Mariupol, franked by 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on watermarked "1" paper, tied by "6" inside dotted oval cancellation, Odessa boxed marking on reverse, F/VF
140.00 
 
566  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, numeral watermark "2", neat Novorossiysk cancellation, fresh quality, mostly VF, C.v. $1,600
375.00 
 
567  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF
325.00 
 
568  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on very thick (0.13mm) paper with numeral watermark "3", excellent centering and perforation, unblemished colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare in such premium quality, C.v. $18,500
6500.00 
 
569  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral watermark "3", neat date stamp cancellation of 1870, nice and well centered, VF, C.v. $2,750
550.00 
 
570  5
1864, Epreuve de Timbre - Proba, imperforated proof for Paris Exhibition of 1k in black, printed on white paper without watermark, balanced margins, no gum as produced, VF
240.00 
 
571    5
1862, entire wrapper addressed to the Chancellery of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (wife of Emperor Alexander II), sent from Verkhne-Uralsk, franked by 10k brown and blue with perforation 12 1/2, tied by "296" inside rectangle dotted cancellation, roughly opened, mainly VF
95.00 
 
572  6
1864, 3k black and green, perforation 12 1/2, very fresh single with intact perforation, full OG, LH, F/VF, C.v. $1,100
275.00 
 
573  9
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 12 1/2, perfect quality in every respect, full OG, light trace of hinge mark, VF and scarce in such state of preservation, C.v. $1,000
375.00 
 
574  11 var
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, engrave retouched at the bottom left of "Cena" variety, position 46, full OG, LH, VF
140.00 
 
575  14
1865, 5k black and lilac, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on very thick (0.11mm) paper without watermark, choice stamp, large part of OG, VF
95.00 
 
576  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, absolutely fabulous example, full OG, NH, but slightly uneven gum at the bottom left, VF and scarce so nice, C.v. $2,750++
750.00 
 
577  18
1865, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice and very fresh single, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce in premium condition, C.v. $1,950
475.00 
 
578 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, four values with sheet margins, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
579 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six in sheet margin blocks of four, printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
950.00 
 
580  20c
1870, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
95.00 
 
581  20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, unblemished colors and intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF and scarce in such condition, C.v. $1,000
325.00 
 
582  20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, nicely centered and very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and scarce in premium quality, C.v. $1,000
325.00 
 
583  22a
1866, 5k black and gray, error of color, printed on horizontally laid paper, excellent quality single, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
140.00 
 
584  22b
1866, 5k black and lilac, imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, nice margins all around, neat bottom right corner cancellation, marginal only 1mm tear at the bottom left, VF appearance, C.v. $4,250
475.00 
 
585  22c
1866, 5k black and lilac, printed on vertically laid paper, minor top left corner imperfection and pin-point thin spot at the bottom of the oval, nevertheless collectible quality item, large part of OG, VF appearance of extremely rare stamp, C.v. $10,000
950.00 
 
586  22
1866, trial color perforated proofs of 5k, complete set of five colors, stamp in carmine with slight internal gum crease, fresh quality otherwise, full OG, LH or previously hinged, F/VF, three stamps expertized by P. Mavrogordato
475.00 
 
587  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF
140.00 
 
588  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in green, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF
140.00 
 
589  23a
1870, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $525
95.00 
 
590    20d, 22a, 23
1870, three stamps printed on horizontally laid paper, including 3k with "V" error of background and 5k in black and gray, error of color, used on cover posted into the mail on TPO No.1-2 (St. Petersburg-Moscow), addressed to Switzerland, postmarked on arrival, VF and scarce franking, Z. Mikulski certificate
Click here to see enlarged fragment, Click here to see the certificate
140.00 
 
591  24a
1870, 20k blue and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, nicely centered with intact perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare in premium condition, small owner's hs on reverse, C.v. $5,250
1400.00 
 
592    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 Nolinsk to Vyatka, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, slight filing fold, still VF and rare franking
475.00 
 
593    22, 25a
1874, registered cover from Slobodskoy to Vyatka, franked by 5k printed on horizontally laid paper and 30k - on vertically laid paper, postmarked on arrival, VF
95.00 
 
594    22c, 25a
1873, registered cover from Tsarevosanchursk to Vyatka, franked by stamps of 5k and 30k, both printed on vertically laid paper, arrival ds is alongside, sealed with wax, archival pinholes, still VF and scarce franking
140.00 
 
595 **   26-30a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 20k has cross-shaped "t" variety, left sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
596  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, "kcn" instead of "kon" variety at the bottom inscription, position 1, full OG, LH, VF and scarce
95.00 
 
597 **   26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, one dot instead of ": " after "kon" at the bottom inscription, position 49, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
598  26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, tiny spot of scratched gum on the right, nice and fresh quality otherwise, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance of this very rare stamp, several expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $6,750
1400.00 
 
599  27b
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, bright colors and intact perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, especially in premium condition, P. Buchsbayew certificate, C.v. $2,000
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950.00 
 
600  27
1879, three trial color proofs of 7k in blue and rose, lilac and green, brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH, VF
475.00 
 
601 **   28, c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25 (top right from a sheet of 100), bottom right stamp with "Сосемь" variety (position 50), no folds or separations, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $1,875 as singles
Click here to see enlarged fragment
700.00 
 
602  28c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, "Сосемь" variety (position 50), full OG, LH, F/VF centering
240.00 
 
603  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, spectacular center offset on reverse, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
70.00 
 
604 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k stamp, all marginal singles printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
605  32
1883-88, perforated plate proof of 2k in green (close to issued color), changed background and Crown, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and very rare, a common stamp on horizontally laid paper is included for comparison, N. Mandrovski certificate
1400.00 
 
606 **   35a
1883-88, 7k blue, top sheet margin imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH, VF, signed Z. Mikulski with slight traces of ink handstamp on the face at bottom, C.v. $800 as hinged
275.00 
 
607  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
240.00 
 
608 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, light fold, full OG, NH, VF appearance of this rare perforation error
275.00 
 
609  49
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 5k in lilac (no background), printed on very thin paper with security text, right sheet margin single, no gum as produced, NH (LH on margin only), VF
190.00 
 
610  50
1889-92, non-postal use of 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, sheet of 99 (missing one stamp for completion and left margin) with control "2" at the bottom left, violet revenue cancellation and puncture on most stamps, perforation strengthened by hinges, mounted on thin cardboard, still VF and very unusual
95.00 
 
611 **   53
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, complete sheet of 25, minor marginal perforation reinforcements, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,250++
350.00 
 
612  55a
1902, 1k orange, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, nice looking item with redistributed original gum, VF appearance, C.v. $2,200
475.00 
 
613 **   56d
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom margin single with double impression of background (second print significantly misplaced), full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $450
190.00 
 
614  57b
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin single with double impression, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $275
140.00 
 
615  57f
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, right sheet margin single with double impression of background (second print significantly misplaced), full OG, VLH mostly on margin, VF, C.v. $275
140.00 
 
616 **/*   57-57C var
1902-04, 3k carmine and 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, both have significantly shifted background variety, full OG, NH (4k) or LH, VF
95.00 
 
617 **   57C var
1904, 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression of the background, full OG (slightly disturbed at the bottom left), VF
140.00 
 
618  59b
1902, 7k blue, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, background is strongly misplaced, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski, C.v. $1,350 as singles
475.00 
 
619 **/*   57C/68
1904, 13th issue, 4k-1r, complete set of six, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH (10k, 20k and 50k) or VLH, VF
95.00 
 
620 **   62, 64
1904, a single of 15k violet and blue, horizontal gutter pair of 25k green and violet, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF
95.00 
 
621  68a
1904, 1r brown, orange and pale brown, perforation 11 1/2, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $750
190.00 
 
622 **   71
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, top left corner margin block of four on vertically laid paper, separation between stamps and top margin (bock is intact and unfolded), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $640++
190.00 
 
623 **/*   71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 11 1/2, top left corner margin block of four on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH (3), VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $2,950 as singles
950.00 
 
624  
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, sizes 32x39 and 33x42mm, VF and rare, ex-N. Epstein
475.00 
 
625 **/*   74b, 83 var
1909-17, 2k green and 25k green and lilac, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, first one with double impression, the other one with double impression of frame only (expertized by A. Rosselevitch), full OG, NH or LH (25k), VF
90.00 
 
626  78b
1908, 7k light blue, enlarged margins imperforated single printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, full OG, LH (mostly on margin), VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $1,450
275.00 
 
627  78
1908, perforated proof of 7k in light blue, "three pearls" at left, printed on wove paper with vertical varnish lines, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
900.00 
 
628  79
1909, perforated proof of 10k in light blue, bottom right corner margin single printed on wove paper without varnish lines, three instead of two lines of inner oval, nice condition, no gum as produced, VF and scarce, expert's hs on margin
475.00 
 
629  81c
1912-17, 15k brown lilac and (blue), printed on paper with vertical vanish line, blue color is omitted, while albino impression of center is below of oval line, full OG, LH, VF, expert's hs on reverse
95.00 
 
630  81
1909, perforated proof of 15k in blue, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by W. Pohl
95.00 
 
631 **   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
475.00 
 
632  83b
1912-17, 25k green and (lilac), printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, center in lilac is omitted, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, expert's hs on reverse
95.00 
 
633    85
1916, registered pre-printed cover of Russian-American Rubber Co. "Treugolnik", sent from Petrograd to Stockholm, franked by 50k lilac and green, censorship tape and three-line boxed marking on reverse along with triangle label "Petrograd. Treugolnik", arrival ds, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
95.00 
 
634 **   88/104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, set of 14 in blocks of four (missing 1r, 2r and 3r), blocks of 3k and 7k slightly folded along perforation, nice quality, full OG, NH (one stamp of 50k with slightly disturbed gum), VF
275.00 
 
635 **/*   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
95.00 
 
636  92a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, top margin imperforated single, nice and fresh, full OG, VLH mostly on margin, VF, expertized by R. Calves, C.v. $500
275.00 
 
637  92b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, enlarged margins imperforated single with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $675
275.00 
 
638  93a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 10k blue, imperforated block of four, folded vertically between stamps, slight ironed crease is affecting top stamps, nevertheless collectible quality item, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance of this probably unique multiple
1400.00 
 
639  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
240.00 
 
640 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2r red brown, vertical imperforated pair, nice margins all around, full OG, NH (top stamp with slight gum disturbance), VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $2,000++
475.00 
 
641  102
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of 2r in black, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, negligible thin spot in the middle, fit to stamp size, fresh quality, no gum as produced, VF appearance of this very rare proof, ex-V. Ustinovsky, we offered similar proof, but in yellow color, from the Norman Epstein Collection in 2003
700.00 
 
642 **   103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, well-margined vertical imperforated pair, full OG, NH, but with minor gum disturbance, VF, C.v. $2,000
475.00 
 
643    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
95.00 
 
644  109 var
1917, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, frame in carmine is printed on gum side, inverted and shifted, LH on front, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
645 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted, block of four, absolutely perfect quality item, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2014), C.v. $2,000 as singles
700.00 
 
646 **   114-15
1916, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps of 1k orange and 2k green, two complete sheets of 100, each one with usual folds, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $10,250 as singles
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1400.00 
 
647  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, guaranteed genuine
240.00 
 
648 **   137 var
1917, 3.50r maroon and green, perforation 13 1/2, two sheet margin blocks of three with "V" label, imperforated at the top or at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate for each item
140.00 
 
649 **   SC #TN1

Telegraph stamp

1881, 20k black and brown, official reprint in complete sheet of 35 (7x5), vertical and horizontal folds between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple, Raybaudi certificate
7500.00 
 
650    

Esperanto Postcard

1914, mixed franking of five countries, starting from Germany on April 3, then Switzerland on April 10 and Netherlands on April 12 (Gregorian style), continues with Russia on April 4 Julian style) and finally England on April 27, all appropriate stamps and postal markings, mostly VF
140.00 
 
651   Mi U33A

Military Mailings
Field Post on Manoeuvres

1902, stationery envelope 7k blue, bearing two different boxed three-line markings "Field Post on Manoeuvres. Main Field Post Office" on reverse in violet and in light red on front, posted from St. Petersburg to St. Michel (then Russian Finland), postmarked on arrival, VF
275.00 
 
652    

Russo-Japanese War

1904, free-frank cover to Kaluga, posted into the mail at Field PO of 17th Army Corps, violet military marking and arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
95.00 
 
653    

Stationery Item

1907, unused illustrated letter sheet of Wenden Infantry Regiment, showing soldiers of different military service time, printed in Vilno, some separation, still F/VF
90.00 
 
654    

World War I Correspondences
Russian Military Forces in France

1916, free-frank PPC from a Russian officer, sent from Marseille to Moscow, violet round- shaped marking of Military Hospital in Marseille, censored at Petrograd, all appropriate markings, VF
90.00 
 
655    

Belgian Army in Russia

1917, free-frank PPC addressed to Kiev, violet military marking reads: "Belgian Army in Russia. Armored Battalion", Field PO date stamp and Kiev machine arrival alongside, VF
95.00 
 
656 */U   

Valuable Collection on Hingeless Pages

1857-1919, about 600 mostly mint stamps, starting with three No.1 (two with cleaned cancellations), two No.2, then nice range of stamps with perforation 12½, including proof of 1k, complete sets of No.12-18, 19-25, 26-30 and stamps on vertically laid paper of 1k, 7k, 8k, 20k and 30k, No.31-38, 39-40, 41-45, 46-54, 56/70, 71-72, 71a, Romanov Dynasty complete set and extra blocks of 4, inverted surcharge 10k on 7k, nice group of Russo-Japanese War postal charity stamps and many others, condition is a little mixed especially on early material, including some regummed stamps, fresh quality unit, many with full OG, F/VF and excellent lot for further re-sale, C.v. is over $30,000
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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
3750.00 
 
657 */U   110-11, 117-18

Surcharges on Definitive and Romanov Dynasty stamps

1916-17, 74 mint or used stamps, including several blocks and four postal history items, two inverted surcharges and seven surcharge shifts, nice and clean quality stamps and covers mounted on exhibition style pages, full OG or used, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
190.00 
 
658    

Postal History Group

1858-1919, 14 items, including six covers and eight postcards, including mailing from Austrian Embassy franked by truncated No.2 with Swiss certificate, mentioned that is No.1, nice wrapper from Odessa to Vienna bearing three-color franking, cover franked by money stamp of 15k, interesting, but questionable postcard to Vetluga zemstvo and many others, minor conveyance flaws possible, generally VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
95.00 
 
659    
1922, registered cover from Moscow to Boston, sent on October 25 (in the day of postal rate changed from 90rub to 150rub for registered foreign letter), franked by 5k claret in block of 25, strip of three (all on reverse) and a pair, met exact postal rate of 150rub (1.50r x100), Boston "Nov.12.1922" arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF and a real godsend for Russian rate connoisseur
140.00 
 
660 **   201 var
1922, double black diagonal (one placed horizontally and misplaced) surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, right sheet margin block of four printed on ordinary paper, additional offset of diagonal surcharge on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
661  201a var
1922, double black diagonal and part of horizontal surcharge (both misplaced) 7500r on 250r violet, printed on thin paper, full OG, LH, VF
70.00 
 
662  204
1922, "Proletarians of the World Unite!", plate proof of 10,000r in light blue, printed on white paper without watermark, expertly regummed over slight thin, VF appearance
95.00 
 
663 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, vertical gutter block of four, basic stamps are typo printing, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
664 **   219a var
1922-23, inverted typo "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown lilac and green, left sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and rare
275.00 
 
665  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on imperforated 15k lilac and blue, right sheet margin single, surcharge position 90 in 100-stamp setting, beautiful single in every respect, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, several experts' hs on reverse, C.v. $9,500
2400.00 
 
666    227 var
1923, typo "Star" surcharge 40r on 15k lilac brown and blue, basic stamp is re-issue of 1919 (enlarged frame, white line all around center, narrow space between stamps), imperforated block of 15 (3x5), used together with ten stamps of soldier 70r violet on reverse of registered pre-printed cover from Moscow to Paris, all appropriate markings, mostly VF and very scarce franking
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375.00 
 
667  240a
1923, peasant 5r blue, a single with double impression of the design, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appears NH), F/VF centering
45.00 
 
668  240b var
1923, peasant 5r blue, bottom sheet horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF
95.00 
 
669 **   241f
1923, soldier 10r gray, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400++
180.00 
 
670    

Group of Postal History Items

1921-23, six covers and one parcel card, four sent from Moscow, one from Astapino (N. Novgorod Gub.) and one from Nikolayev, franked by 2nd definitive stamps, 4th Anniversary of Revolution and "For Hungry" issues, appropriate markings (all with arrival ds), some conveyance flaws, still F/VF
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190.00