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Lots 517 - 595,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
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
sold
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
sold
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
290.00
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++
sold
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
sold
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++
85.00
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
85.00
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
sold
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
sold
526 **   318-20
1956, Europa issue, "Rebuilding of Europe", 2f-4f, complete set of three, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $160
70.00
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
575.00
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
110.00
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
sold
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.
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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++
sold
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
sold
535 **   B86-89

Semi - Postal issues

1936, Great Personalities, complete set in blocks of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $240++
85.00
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
170.00
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
sold
538 (*)   2
1857, King Oscar I, 2s yellow, intact perforation and fresh color, unused, no gum, VF appearance, C.v. $800 as hinged
sold
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
sold
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
170.00
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
115.00
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
sold
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
N/A
544 **   314a
1948, Tercentenary issue, 5c-20a, souvenir sheet of ten, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $200
sold
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
sold
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
85.00
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
sold
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
85.00
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
160.00
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
170.00
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
sold
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"
sold
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
115.00
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
Click here to see Part 2, Click here to see Part 3
290.00
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
575.00
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
1150.00
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5
sold
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
460.00
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
1150.00
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
N/A
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
sold
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
290.00
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
sold
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
sold
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
460.00
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
N/A
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
sold
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++
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
1150.00
580  20c
1870, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold
587  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF
N/A
588  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in green, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF
N/A
589  23a
1870, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $525
sold
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
sold
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
1725.00
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
575.00
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
sold
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
sold
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
sold