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Lots 544 - 580,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
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
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
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
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
548  81
1908-09, perforated proof of 15k in blue, vertical varnish lines, excellent centering, full OG, VLH, VF
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
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
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
552 **   109d
1917, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, inverted yellow background variety, full OG, NH, VF and a beautiful single, C.v. $500
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
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
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++
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
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++
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
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

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
1917, POW free-frank birch bark postcard addressed to Hungary, Russian and Austria-Hungary censorship markings, pin-hole, still VF and an interesting item
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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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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564 **   149a
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 35k ultra, horizontal imperforated pair, nice margins all around and fresh color, full OG, NH, VF
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"
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
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
568 **   150 var
1918, "Sword Breaking Chain", 70k brown, top sheet margin block of four, imperforated at the top, full OG, NH, VF
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
577  210a
1922, inverted black surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, printed on ordinary paper, full OG, LH, VF
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
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
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