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Lots 517 - 595,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #79, September 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
517  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with numeral watermark "1", enlarged margins, cancelled on a piece by Riga circular pre-philatelic marking "Apr. 1858", VF and an eye-catching item, SC #1
sold
518  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with nice margins at sides and clear at the top and bottom, numeral watermark "1", a part of Tauroggen "June 1858" pre- philatelic cancellation, mostly VF
sold
519  1 var
1857, 10k brown and blue, imperforated single with balanced margins at three sides and short at bottom right, broken serif at left of "1" on "10" under oval inscription, cancelled by "9" inside oval dotted cancellation(Tauroggen), fresh and very rare variety of Number 1
sold
520 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "1" watermark, fresh colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, SC #2
N/A
521  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "2" watermark, intense colors, bright and fresh single, full OG, LH, VF and rare in premium condition, PF certificate, SC #3
N/A
522 (*)   3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "2" watermark, very well centering, fresh quality, unused, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #3
N/A
523  3
1858, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "2", large part of "Нижегор: Ярм." (N. Novgorod Trade Fair) cancellation, minor perf irregularities at the top, still unblemished colors, fresh, VF and extremely rare early Nizhny Novgorod Yarmarka marking, especially on No.3
575.00
524  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, tiny thin at right mostly on margin, still fresh condition, no gum, VF appearance
sold
525 (*)   4
1858, 30k carmine and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with numeral "3" watermark, beautifully centered, unused, no gum, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, A. Diena certificate, SC #4
N/A
526  4
1858, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "3", postal cancellation "Vilno Train Station 15.Mar.1869", slight facial scratch at left, fresh quality otherwise, VF appearance
sold
527  5-8
1864, 1k, 3k and 5k, complete set of three with perforation 12 1/2, fresh colors and intact perforation, full or large part of OG (5k has small translucent spot), VF, SC #8-10
sold
528  5
1864, 1k black and yellow, perforation 12 1/2, nicely centered with intact perforation, full OG, hinged, VF, SC #8
sold
529    9, 12, 22
1869, five stamps, including 20k with perforation 12 1/2, three stamps of 1k on paper without watermark and 5k on horizontally laid paper, met altogether 28k postal rate, used on entire wrapper from Taganrog to Marseille, Moscow transit and arrival ds on reverse, VF, an interesting postal history item bearing mixed franking of three different issues, ex-Liphschutz
860.00
530 **   11
1863, City Post, 5k black and blue, top right corner sheet margin block of four, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #CT2
sold
531  17
1865, 20k blue and orange, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, nice and fresh colors, intact perforation, the "key" value of the set, full original, but uneven gum, showing natural flows, VF, expertized by H. Bloch, SC #15
sold
532 **   19-25, var
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, four stamps with sheet margins (all are NH), in addition color shades of 3k and 5k (both are VLH), full OG, VF, SC #17-22, var
sold
533 **   19c
1868, 1k black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF and scarce never hinged, SC #23
sold
534 **   20d
1870, 3k black and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, "V" error of background, tiny soiling at top corner perforation tips, mentioned for accuracy only, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SC #18 I, not priced never hinged
sold
535  22a
1866, 5k black and gray, error of color, printed on horizontally laid paper, stunning quality single, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, SC #19a
sold
536  22 var
1866, 5k blue black and pale lilac, color variety printed on horizontally laid paper, nice and very fresh, full OG, LH, VF and very scarce, SC #19b
sold
537  23 var
1866, 10k brown and blue printed on horizontally laid paper, "kalach" variety at the top left value tablet, neat postal cancellation, minor top right corner imperfection, nevertheless fresh and F/VF, SC #20 Kb
sold
538  23a
1868, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, choice single with intact perforation, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #26
sold
539  23
1866, perforated (14 1/2x15) proof of 10k in brown and blue, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper without watermark, bright colors and excellent embossing, no gum as produced, VF and very rare, especially in such quality, this proof had been issued for the Paris Exposition of 1867, according to enclosed Cherrystone Stamp Center certificate only one pane of 25 had been printed, ex-Breitfuss, Faberge
sold
540  25 var
1866, 30k rose and green, printed on horizontally laid paper, broken frame line at the top and rounded top right corner of groundwork varieties, full OG, VLH, VF
sold
541 **   26-30
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, all are bottom or corner margin singles printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #29-32, 33
sold
542 **/*   26-30, 27g
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, in addition stamp of 7k in pale gray shade variety, all printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH (10k and 20k), VF, SC #29 -32, 33, b
sold
543  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, partially omitted outer frame on the left, with additional break in circle of the right value tablet, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare plate error
sold
544  20c/28a
1868-79, 3k, 5k and 30k; 2k, 7k and 8k, set of six printed on vertically laid paper, each stamp is postally used, no defects, fresh quality, mostly VF, SC #18/33 I
sold
545  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, horizontal pair printed on horizontally laid paper, both stamps with center offset on reverse, full OG, VLH, VF
sold
546 **   31-38, var
1884-88, 1k-70k, complete set of eight, in addition color shade varieties of 2k x2 and 3k x2, nice quality unit, full OG, NH (3k pale red is LH), VF
sold
547  39-40
1884, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, complete set of two printed on vertically laid paper, nicely centered and unusually fresh condition, full OG, VLH, VF, SC #42-43
sold
548 **   41-45, 46-54, var
1889-92, 4k-1r, 1k-7r, two complete sets printed on horizontally laid paper, in addition color shades of 10k and 20k x2 from the first set and 1k and 5k from the second one, nice quality group, full OG, NH (three varieties are LH), mostly VF, SC #52-56, 57-65, var
sold
549 **   41-45, var
1889, 4k-1r, complete set of six with additional color shade of 4k in red, blocks of four printed on horizontally laid paper, all but one with sheet margins, post office fresh, full OG, NH (one stamp of 4k red is VLH), VF, SC #52-56, var
sold
550 **   46-54
1889-92, 1k-7r, complete set of 11, including color shades of 1k and 3k, blocks of four printed on horizontally laid paper, most with sheet margins, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiples, SC #57-65, var
sold
551  42/50 var
1889-92, 10k and two of 50k; 2k, 3k and 7k in block of four, all printed on horizontally laid paper, offsets of frame, center or background, full OG, mainly LH (three stamps are NH), VF
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sold
552    46/49, 56
1902, registered cover from St. Petersburg to Boston, franked on reverse by six values - five on horizontally and one (2k) on vertically laid paper, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, mostly VF
115.00
553 **/*   47 var, 60a
1892-1902, 2k green on horizontally laid paper, background is strongly shifted to the bottom left (LH), in addition 10k dark blue on vertically laid paper, block of six with inverted background (NH, but with a hint of toning), both with full OG, VF appearance, SC #45 var, 76 Tc
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115.00
554  51
1889, die proof of 14k in blue and rose, printed on thick chalk-surfaced paper, fitted for actual stamp size with short margin at the top, creased at the upper part of stamp, still rare item in collectible quality, no gum as produced, F/VF appearance, expertized by Z. Mikulski, SC #62
170.00
555  53-54
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, 7r black and yellow, set of two high values printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH, mostly VF, SC #64-65
N/A
556 **   55-70, var
1902-05, 1k-7r, complete set of 27, including nine shade varieties and inverted groundwork on 10k, printed on vertically laid paper, nice and choice unit, full OG, NH, mostly VF, SC #66-82, var
sold
557  56/63 var
1902-04, 2k, 4k, 4k, 7k in pair, 10k x2, 20k, group of eight values printed on vertically laid paper, each one with shifted background or center, full OG, mainly LH (two stamps are NH), VF
sold
558 **/*   56/61 var
1902-04, 2k, 3k, 4k, 7k and 20k, last three in horizontal pairs, eight stamps printed on vertically laid paper, each one with full or partial offset on reverse, full OG, NH or LH (3), VF
sold
559  57b
1902, 3k carmine, a single with double impression, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $275, SC #68 Th
sold
560 **/*   57C, 60, 68
1904, 4k, 10k and 1r, set of three in blocks of four, printed on vertically laid paper, 4k and 1r with corner sheet margins, full OG, NH or LH (two left stamps of 10k), VF
sold
561 */U   58d, 59a
1902, 5k lilac and 7k blue, two values printed on vertically laid paper, both have completely omitted background, first one has full OG, LH, the last one is postally used, VF and rare, SC #69-70 Ta
sold
562  59 var
1902, 7k blue on vertically laid paper, design printed on gum side, LH on ungummed front, SC #70 Td
sold
563  60c
1904, 10k dark blue on vertically laid paper, double printing of the background variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, SC #76 Tb
sold
564  62 var
1904, 15k lilac brown and blue on vertically laid paper, design is printed on gum side, LH on ungummed front, VF, SC #81 Tg
sold
565 **/*   62, 64 var
1904, 15k and 25k, complete 15th issue of two values, printed on vertically laid paper, each one has strongly misplaced center variety, full OG, NH (15k) or VLH, VF, SC #81-82 Tc
sold
566  62b
1904, 15k lilac brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, center is inverted, neat postal cancellation, fresh and VF, H. Bloch and H. Grobe certificates, SC #81 Tb
sold
567 **/*   63
1904, 20k blue and carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, vertical gutter block of four, full OG, NH or LH (one bottom stamps and gutter), VF, SC #77
sold
568 **   66
1904, 50k violet and green, printed on vertically laid paper, top sheet margin vertical gutter block of four, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple of the "key" value, SC #78
sold
569  68 var
1904, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on vertically laid paper, horizontal pair with strongly misplaced vertical and horizontal perforation, full OG, LH, VF, SC #80 var
sold
570  70 var
1902, 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, strong shift of black color to the top right, causing Eagle shifted to the bottom left, slight diagonal paper bend, full OG, LH, fine and a spectacular error, SC #74 Pc
sold
571  78b
1909, 7k light blue, imperforated single on paper with vertical varnish lines, enlarged margins, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by O. Roumet, SC #99 Pa
sold
572 **   79 var
1912-17, 10k dark blue, design printed on gum side, vertical varnish lines on ungummed front, NH, VF, expertized by A. Rosselevitch, SC #100 var
sold
573  79
1909, perforated proof of 10k in light blue, printed on wove paper without varnish lines, three instead of two lines of inner oval, nice condition, no gum as produced, VF and scarce, Raritan Stamps guarantee, SC #100
sold
574 **   81 var
1917, 15k brown lilac and blue, double impression, one is albino on reverse, but with offset on face, top sheet margin horizontal pair, lightly folded between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and absolutely gorgeous and very rare item, SC #102
345.00
575 **/*   82-83, 86 var
1912-17, 20k, two of 25k and 70k, two stamps with offset of frame, shifted offset of center and double center varieties, full OG, NH (3) or hinged, VF
115.00
576 **   88-104
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 1k-5r, complete set of 17 in horizontal or vertical (1r) pairs, some with sheet or corner margins, left stamp of 2r with facial very slight blue ink offset, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, SC #109- 25
sold
577 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 15k in pale brown, color variety causing by ink shortage, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C2
N/A
578 **   107, 116 var
1915-16, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 20k olive green and 3k carmine rose, offset of the reversal text on the face variety, no gum as produced, NH, VF, SC #C3, C6 var
115.00
579 **   107 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, block of four with dramatic shift of horizontal perforation, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C3 var
N/A
580  107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated single with additional inverted offset on the face, no gum as produced, VLH, VF, SC #C3 Pa var
115.00
581 **   107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, double impression of the design variety, bottom left corner sheet margin of 24 (6x4), no gum as produced, NH, VF and scarce multiple, SC #C3 Pa var
N/A
582 **/*   108-09, 108b
1915-18, 5r and 10r, two blocks of four (5r with perforation 12 1/2) and a single, each item with offset of frame or center on gum side, one stamp of 10r with slight crease, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp), VF, SC #134-35, 134A var
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115.00
583 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and grey, yellow background is inverted variety, left sheet margin horizontal pair, nice condition, full OG, NH, VF, SC #135 var
sold
584 **   112-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1(k)/1k-2(k)/2k, 1k-3k, complete set of five values, no gum as issued, NH, VF
sold
585 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-6
230.00
586 **   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++
N/A
587 **   87h
1919, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, imperforated complete sheet of 50, printed on paper with horizontal varnish lines, background is significantly shifted to the lop left, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,375 for hinged single stamps w/o variety, SC #R07 var
N/A
588    

Ship Mail

1846, Entire bill of loading for package addressed to Russian Academy of Sciences, sent from London on June 2, 1846, delivered by steamship "Victory" to Kronstadt, where three-line pre-philatelic"Kronstadt. Parakhod. 30 May. 1846" (Julian calendar) date stamp was applied, St. Petersburg next day boxed receiver, mounted on page from the Dr. Casey Collection, VF and scarce
sold
589    
1907, stationery postcard 4k red to Tsuruga, written in Japanese, tied by Tsuruga ds and boxed "Paquebot" marking upon arrival, mostly VF
170.00
590    
1908, postal stationery card 4k red, addressed to Kobe, written in Japanese, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of the R.V.A.P. Company, tied with black oval letter "d" marking, Tsuruga transit and Kobe arrival ds, VF
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345.00
591    
1910, postcard (view of Odessa Port), franked by 3k red, addressed to Kharkov, posted in the mail on board of a steamship of Crimea-Caucasus Steamship Line, tied by blue boxed steamship "20.6.10" date stamp and above that by Odessa "22.6.10" machine cancellation, Kharkov arrival marking is alongside, VF and rare
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575.00
592    
1910, cover addressed to Switzerland, franked by 10k light blue, posted in the mail on board of a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Nikolayevsk", tied with oval steamship ds, arrival marking on reverse, VF and scarce, S. Sismondo certificate
sold
593    
1910, PPC from Chernyayevo (Amur Gub.) to Blagoveschensk, franked by 3k red, delivered with a steamship "Blagoveschensk - Sretensk", all appropriate markings, slightly rounded corners, mostly VF
290.00
594  42/135

Nice Starting Collection

1889-1917, 77 mint stamps, neatly arranged on pages from a Collection, including some better sets and singles, highlights included: 5r and 10r of 1906, Romanov Dynasty issue, imperforated set of 1917and some others, fresh quality overall, generally full OG (one stamp - used), F/VF or better, SC.v. 42,000P
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
sold
595    

Moscow Unnumbered TPO Postal History Items on Exhibition Pages

1914-16, three postcards and one cover, representing TPO markings "Sergievo - Moscow", "Moscow - Ramenskoye", "Ramenskoye - Moscow" and"Golitsino - Moscow", the last one is unrecorded, fresh, mostly VF and rare group
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2, 3, 4
575.00