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Lots 517 - 595,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
517 **   87a
1910, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, complete sheet of 50 (5x10), orange control lines at sides and text "Cred. Tip. 1910", perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF
90.00 
 
518  87a
1911, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, top right corner sheet margin block of four with one brown control line at right margin, repaired tear at the top right stamp, perf separation significantly strengthened by hinges, especially between stamps and margins, mounted on page from a Collection, large part of OG, F/VF appearance, this stamp had been supposed for surcharge of 10pi for use in Russian Levant, and it's very rare without such surcharge, especially in multiple
275.00 
 
519 **/*   104
1913, Nicholas II, 5r dark brown, complete sheet of 50 (10x5), control No.2 on the right margin, pre-printing paper fold, some perf separations, nevertheless nice quality, full OG, NH or LH (10), VF and very scarce multiple
1100.00 
 
520    

The Vadim Ustinovsky Collection of Pre-Philatelic Mailings

1776-59, 14 pre-philatelic items, including Catherine the Great, envelope for Royal mailings on laid paper with watermark "Crown "M" 1778" (tear at top), entire letter from Tambov to Borisoglebsk (1799), Moscow Pochtamt receipt on "Double Headed Eagle" watermarked paper (1843), mailings bearing pre-adhesive period markings of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kozlov, Spassk, Tula, Tver and etc., money letter from Lipetsk to Tambov (1855), all mounted on original pages from the Collection and meticulously described, mostly VF condition
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
700.00 
 
521    

Selection of Pre-Philatelic and Official Mailings

1804-71, 14 items, including 11 pre-philatelic or paid in cash entire letters or wrappers, most valuable ones are from Mozdok to Tambov of 1804, disinfected from Memel to Paris via Prussia and forwarded to Mayenne in 1831, others are less expensive and sent from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Lipetsk, Odessa and etc., in addition one official entire from police station in St. Petersburg and two 10k stationery envelopes to Tambov or Vilno, mainly fresh quality unit, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
375.00 
 
522    SC #SK1

Postal Stationery items

1848, stationery envelope 10k+1k black, sent to Kamenets (Podolia Gub.) in 1850, pen cross cancellation, light Kamenets arrival marking, mostly VF
240.00 
 
523    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 
 
524    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
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
240.00 
 
525  SC #ES4
1882-84, essay of Imperial stationery entire wrapper of 1k yellow, size 375x70mm, inscribed "Pochtovaya Banderol" (Postal Wrapper), excellent condition, VF and scarce, ex- Breitfuss, Faberge, Mi #S1
475.00 
 
526    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 
 
527    
1899, Empress Maria Feodorovna Advertising Letter- Sheet, 7k blue, series 51, printed in Moscow, contains over 30 various advertising messages inside and outside, sent in Moscow, separation between letter and advertising sides, still F/VF and scarce
Click here to see the unfolded inside part of the letter
190.00 
 
528  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 
 
529  1

Postage Stamps and Postal History of 1857-1917

1857, 10k brown and blue, four large margins imperforated single, printed on paper with numeral "1" watermark, nice center offset on reverse, part of "Volmar. Polucheno. 1858" pre-philatelic boxed cancellation, fresh and VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
Click here to see the certificate
275.00 
 
530  1
1857, a piece of watermarked numeral "1" paper, which had been used for printing of actual postage stamps of No.1 and No.2, contains vertical pair of watermarks with left margin showing part of watermark"Pochotovye Marki"(Postage Stamps), perfect quality, no gum as produced, VF and very scarce, ex-V. Ustinovsky
950.00 
 
531 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "1" watermark, bold colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, expertized by H. Bloch
1300.00 
 
532  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "2", large part of "Nizhegor. Yarm" (N. Novgorod Trade Fair) cancellation, minor perf irregularities at the top, still unblemished colors, fresh, VF and extremely rare pre-philatelic marking, especially on No.3
475.00 
 
533  3
1858, trial color perforated proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, tiny thin on perforation tips, still fresh condition, no gum, VF appearance
140.00 
 
534 (*)   4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "3" watermark, beautifully centered, unused, no gum, VF and scarce, expertized by H. Bloch, A. Diena certificate
1900.00 
 
535  4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "3" watermark, neat postal cancellation of "9.July.1870", fresh colors, VF, C.v. $2,500
650.00 
 
536  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 
 
537 **   19-25
1866-70, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, 10k and 20k with margins, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
538  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
450.00 
 
539 **   26-30a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, printed on horizontally laid paper, all with bottom margins, 20k with "t" variety, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
540  39a
1884, 3.50r black and gray, printed on horizontally laid paper, blurry "St. Petersburg. Expedition 1" date stamp marking on a piece, no hidden defects, VF appearance of extremely rare stamp, ex-V. Ustinovsky, C.v. $15,000
2750.00 
 
541  51
1889, die proof of 14k in blue and rose, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, left sheet margin single with narrow margin at the top, fresh and nice item, no gum as produced, NH, F/VF and scarce
475.00 
 
542  61 var
1902, 14k blue and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, center is significantly shifted to the left, full OG, previously hinged, VF
70.00 
 
543 **   62 var
1905, 15k brown violet and blue, two stamps printed on vertically laid paper, one with slightly shifted center, the other one with offset of center on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
544  70d
1905, 7r black and yellow, nice margins imperforated single printed on vertically laid paper, postal cancellation of 1917, internal repaired breach, nevertheless fine appearance of this extremely rare imperforated variety, the stamp is listed in Scott and Russian Cats and priced with "-", ex-V. Ustinovsky
700.00 
 
545  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 rare
240.00 
 
546  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 
 
547 **   81c
1912-17, 15k brown lilac and (blue), printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, albino embossing of the center, blue color is omitted, full OG, NH, VF, ex-V. Ustinovsky, C.v. $260
95.00 
 
548  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines, excellent centering, full OG, VLH, VF
140.00 
 
549 **   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 has slightly disturbed gum), VF
275.00 
 
550 **/*   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 
 
551  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 
 
552 **   109d
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, inverted yellow background variety, full OG, NH, VF and a beautiful single, C.v. $500
190.00 
 
553  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 
 
554  120-35
1917, 2k-10r, imperforated set of 16 (less 1k and 20k, with additional 14k unissued in this set), each one with partial perfin "Obrazets", even to large margins, full OG, apparently all are NH, F/VF and rare group, ex-V. Ustinovsky
700.00 
 
555 **   131d
1917, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, bottom right corner sheet margin imperforated block of six with two "V" labels printed on paper with vertical vanish lines, double impression of the background (one of which is seriously misplaced), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,200++
140.00 
 
556 **   137d, 138c
1919, 3.50r maroon and green, 7r green and pink, printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, imperforated horizontal pairs, excellent condition in every respect, full OG, NH, VF and very rare
4750.00 
 
557 **   138d
1917, 7r green and pink, single frame (type I), perforation 13 1/2, three-side margin block of 11 with three "V" labels (top part of a sheet), insignificant margin only separation, fresh quality, full OG, NH (LH on margin only),VF, C.v. $880++
90.00 
 
558  SC #TN1

Telegraph stamp

1881, 20k black and brown, imperforated stamp with nice margins all around, official re-issue, full OG, previously hinged, VF
140.00 
 
559   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 
 
560    

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 
 
561    
1917, POW free-frank birch bark postcard addressed to Hungary, Russian and Austria-Hungary censorship markings, pin-hole, still VF and an interesting item
95.00 
 
562    19-30

Early Postal History Group

1867-79, 16 covers or entire wrappers, mainly three-color franking items, send from St. Petersburg, Moscow or Odessa, all addressed to European countries, vast majority is bearing stamps on horizontally laid paper, including two franked by 3k with "V" error of background, four items with 5k in gray blue shade, one has solo franking of 20k on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings, very fresh quality overall, mainly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
550.00 
 
563    

Postal History Collection in Blue Album

1868-1901, 70 postal history items, including 25 different postal stationery envelopes, postcards or wrappers, representing some better destinations such as Constantinople, Peshawar, Bukhara, North and South America, some nice franking items, illustrated Red Cross envelope and many others, minor conveyance flaws possible, generally F/VF or better
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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
475.00 
 
564 **   149a
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k ultra, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around and fresh color, full OG, NH, VF
475.00 
 
565  149
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", die proof of central design only in blue, printed on thick white paper, size 26x31mm, no gum as produced, NH, VF and according to P. Buchsbayew certificate "a rarity from R.S.F.S.R., unique"
3250.00 
 
566  149
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", die proof of 20k (unissued denomination) in olive green, perforated pane of one stamp printed on white wove paper, size 52x68mm, full OG, LH on margins only, VF and extremely rare
7000.00 
 
567 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, top sheet margin single imperforated at the top, full OG, NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamp), VF
90.00 
 
568 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, top sheet margin block of four, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
569    
1922, registered cover from Moscow to Boston, sent on October 25 (in the day of postal rate changed from 90 rub to 150 rub for registered foreign letter), franked by 5k claret in block of 25, strip of three (all on reverse) and vertical pair on front, 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 
 
570  183
1921, 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, part of initials "Obrazets" in red at the top and bottom, full OG, trace of hinge mark, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
571  200 var
1921, partially not printed red surcharge 10,0 r instead of 10,000r on 40r slate, large size stamp, full OG, VLH, VF, unusual and scarce stamp
190.00 
 
572 **   201 var
1922, triple litho diagonal surcharge consisting double (one inverted) black and single brown surcharges 7500r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, bottom right corner margin block of six (3x2), full OG, NH, VF and rare multiple
700.00 
 
573  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 
 
574  201e
1922, blue black litho diagonal surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, top margin single printed on ordinary paper, fresh colors, full OG, previously hinged, VF
95.00 
 
575  204
1922, 10,000r light blue, printed on watermarked "vertical diamonds" paper, letter "A" as a part of overprint "Obrazets", full OG, LH, VF
140.00 
 
576 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r pale violet, basic stamp is typo printing on ordinary paper, bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, slight usual gum waves, full OG, NH, VF
180.00 
 
577  210a
1922, inverted black surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, LH, VF
95.00 
 
578 **   219 var
1922-23, typo "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown lilac and green, vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, a common stamp was issued with litho surcharge
350.00 
 
579 **   223 var
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 5r on 20k blue and red, imperforated vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH, VF, SC #081A
275.00 
 
580  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on 15k brown lilac and blue, well-margined imperforated single from position 9 of 25-stamp setting, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, previously hinged, VF, two hs on reverse, guaranteed genuine
1800.00 
 
581    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
Click here to see enlarged fragment
375.00 
 
582  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 
 
583 **   241d, var
1923, soldier 10r gray, bottom sheet margin imperforated block of four, lower right stamp with "smiley" (two horizontal parentheses in white oval) variety, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular printing flaw
95.00 
 
584 **   241f
1923, soldier 10r gray, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, enlarged margins at three sides, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400++
140.00 
 
585 */U   211-15, 230-41A, C1

Balance of the Vadim Ustinovsky Collection

1922-23, 440 mint or used stamps and two covers, representing 5th Anniversary of October Revolution and two definitive issues of 1922-23, some paper and printing varieties, all remained on original Ustinosky's pages, minor flaws possible on used material, nice and fresh otherwise, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
140.00 
 
586  2890, a

The One Man Die Proofs Collection - Part II

1964-65, Vladimir Lenin, two sunken die proofs of (4k) in black, representing both printings (narrow and wide shading) of engraved parts of stamps, size 84-76x58mm, printed on white paper, engraver Sapronov, official markings at left and bottom, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, wide shading proof with V. Liapine certificate
750.00 
 
587  3146
1965, "Courtship of a Major" by Pavel Fedotov, die proof of (16k) in brown black, the central engraved part of the design, printed on white paper, size 131x92mm, engraver Sapronov, officially signed at the bottom, mounted on thin card, no gum as produced, VF, V. Liapine certificate reads "this proof is the first known to me, which is probably unique..."
375.00 
 
588  3198
1966, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, die proof of 6k in black, printed on white paper with control markings at sides, size 38x57mm, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare item from the Postal Archives, Raritan Stamps guarantee
475.00 
 
589  3235
1966, "Hero in Tiger Skin" by Shota Rustaveli, die proof of 3k in black, printed on paper with olive green coating, exact design for issued stamp, size 91x99mm, engraver Mayorova, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, V. Liapine certificate reads: "genuine in all respects, ... probably unique"
700.00 
 
590  3236
1966, Bas-Relief of Shota Rustaveli, die proof of 4k in brown, printed on white paper with yellow coating, exact design for issued stamp, size 126x74mm, engraver Mokrousov, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee
700.00 
 
591  3238
1966, Sculpture of Shota Rustaveli, sunken die proof of (50k) in greenish blue, the central engraved design of souvenir sheet, printed on white paper with light blue covering, size 87x52mm, engraver Sapronov, officially signed at the bottom, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, V. Liapine certificate
375.00 
 
592  3242
1966, Baikal Food Fishes, Trawler, sunken die proof of (6k) in brown black of the engraved design, printed on white paper with grayish covering, size 56x78mm, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, only a handful were produced for technological purposes, Raritan Stamps guarantee
375.00 
 
593  3243
1966, Baikal Omul, sunken die proof of (10k) in brown lilac of the central engraved design, printed on white paper with pinkish covering, size 87x92mm, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare item from the Postal Archives, Raritan Stamps guarantee
375.00 
 
594  3244
1966, Baikal Whitefish, sunken die proof of (12k) in dark blue of the central engraved design, printed on white paper with light blue covering, size 89x54mm, officially signed at the bottom, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, Raritan Stamps guarantee
375.00 
 
595  3291
1966, Treasures of the Hermitage, Silver Jug, die proof of 6k in black on light blue coated paper (very close to issued stamp), size 105x152mm, mounted on thin card, minimal paper waves, no gum as produced, VF and extremely rare, V. Liapine certificate
550.00