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Lots 558 - 611,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
375.00 
 
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
950.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
240.00 
 
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
1400.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
375.00 
 
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
325.00 
 
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
6500.00 
 
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
550.00 
 
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
240.00 
 
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
95.00 
 
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
275.00 
 
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
375.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
95.00 
 
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++
750.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
950.00 
 
580  20c
1870, 3k black and green, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $400
95.00 
 
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
325.00 
 
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
325.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
950.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
587  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in carmine, printed on horizontally laid paper, nice quality, full OG, previously hinged, VF
140.00 
 
588  22
1866, trial color perforated proof of 5k in green, printed on horizontally laid paper, fresh condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF
140.00 
 
589  23a
1870, 10k brown and blue, printed on vertically laid paper, nice stamp in every respect, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $525
95.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
1400.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
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
95.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
596  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, "kcn" instead of "kon" variety at the bottom inscription, position 1, full OG, LH, VF and scarce
95.00 
 
597 **   26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, one dot instead of ": " after "kon" at the bottom inscription, position 49, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
598  26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, tiny spot of scratched gum on the right, nice and fresh quality otherwise, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance of this very rare stamp, several expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $6,750
1400.00 
 
599  27b
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, bright colors and intact perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, especially in premium condition, P. Buchsbayew certificate, C.v. $2,000
Click here to see the certificate
950.00 
 
600  27
1879, three trial color proofs of 7k in blue and rose, lilac and green, brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH, VF
475.00 
 
601 **   28, c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25 (top right from a sheet of 100), bottom right stamp with "Сосемь" variety (position 50), no folds or separations, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $1,875 as singles
Click here to see enlarged fragment
700.00 
 
602  28c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, "Сосемь" variety (position 50), full OG, LH, F/VF centering
240.00 
 
603  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, spectacular center offset on reverse, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
70.00 
 
604 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k stamp, all marginal singles printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
190.00 
 
605  32
1883-88, perforated plate proof of 2k in green (close to issued color), changed background and Crown, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and very rare, a common stamp on horizontally laid paper is included for comparison, N. Mandrovski certificate
1400.00 
 
606 **   35a
1883-88, 7k blue, top sheet margin imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH, VF, signed Z. Mikulski with slight traces of ink handstamp on the face at bottom, C.v. $800 as hinged
275.00 
 
607  43-44 imp
1889, 20k blue and carmine, 50k violet and green, two imperforated singles printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of red letter at the bottom of "Obrazets" overprint, enlarged margins, full OG, very light traces of hinge, VF and rare, these stamps had never been issued imperforated, SC #55-56 imp
240.00 
 
608 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, light fold, full OG, NH, VF appearance of this rare perforation error
275.00 
 
609  49
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 5k in lilac (no background), printed on very thin paper with security text, right sheet margin single, no gum as produced, NH (LH on margin only), VF
190.00 
 
610  50
1889-92, non-postal use of 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, sheet of 99 (missing one stamp for completion and left margin) with control "2" at the bottom left, violet revenue cancellation and puncture on most stamps, perforation strengthened by hinges, mounted on thin cardboard, still VF and very unusual
95.00 
 
611 **   53
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, complete sheet of 25, minor marginal perforation reinforcements, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,250++
350.00