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Lots 534 - 558,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #79, September 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
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