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Lots 560 - 658,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
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Curr.$
Bid
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
150.00 
 
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
170.00 
 
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
275.00 
 
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
150.00 
 
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
150.00 
 
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
350.00 
 
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
600.00 
 
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
110.00 
 
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
300.00 
 
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
100.00 
 
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
220.00 
 
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
110.00 
 
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
350.00 
 
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
350.00 
 
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
500.00 
 
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
1000.00 
 
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
500.00 
 
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
130.00 
 
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
150.00 
 
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
500.00 
 
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
130.00 
 
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
170.00 
 
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
200.00 
 
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
150.00 
 
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
1500.00 
 
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
750.00 
 
602  28c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, "Сосемь" variety (position 50), full OG, LH, F/VF centering
250.00 
 
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
200.00 
 
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
300.00 
 
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
300.00 
 
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
220.00 
 
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 
 
612  55a
1902, 1k orange, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, nice looking item with redistributed original gum, VF appearance, C.v. $2,200
475.00 
 
613 **   56d
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom margin single with double impression of background (second print significantly misplaced), full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $450
200.00 
 
614  57b
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin single with double impression, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $275
150.00 
 
615  57f
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, right sheet margin single with double impression of background (second print significantly misplaced), full OG, VLH mostly on margin, VF, C.v. $275
140.00 
 
616 **/*   57-57C var
1902-04, 3k carmine and 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, both have significantly shifted background variety, full OG, NH (4k) or LH, VF
100.00 
 
617 **   57C var
1904, 4k red, printed on vertically laid paper, double impression of the background, full OG (slightly disturbed at the bottom left), VF
150.00 
 
618  59b
1902, 7k blue, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, background is strongly misplaced, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski, C.v. $1,350 as singles
550.00 
 
619 **/*   57C/68
1904, 13th issue, 4k-1r, complete set of six, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH (10k, 20k and 50k) or VLH, VF
100.00 
 
620 **   62, 64
1904, a single of 15k violet and blue, horizontal gutter pair of 25k green and violet, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH, VF
100.00 
 
621  68a
1904, 1r brown, orange and pale brown, perforation 11 1/2, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $750
230.00 
 
622 **   71
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, top left corner margin block of four on vertically laid paper, separation between stamps and top margin (bock is intact and unfolded), full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $640++
190.00 
 
623 **/*   71a
1906, 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, perforation 11 1/2, top left corner margin block of four on vertically laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH (3), VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $2,950 as singles
1000.00 
 
624  
1906, Emperor Nicholas II, two Louis-Eugene Mouchon essays of central vignette (head to the right), large and small head, litho printing on white wove paper and thin card respectively, sizes 32x39 and 33x42mm, VF and rare, ex-N. Epstein
475.00 
 
625 **/*   74b, 83 var
1909-17, 2k green and 25k green and lilac, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, first one with double impression, the other one with double impression of frame only (expertized by A. Rosselevitch), full OG, NH or LH (25k), VF
95.00 
 
626  78b
1908, 7k light blue, enlarged margins imperforated single printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, full OG, LH (mostly on margin), VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $1,450
300.00 
 
627  78
1908, perforated proof of 7k in light blue, "three pearls" at left, printed on wove paper with vertical varnish lines, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
1000.00 
 
628  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
475.00 
 
629  81c
1912-17, 15k brown lilac and (blue), printed on paper with vertical vanish line, blue color is omitted, while albino impression of center is below of oval line, full OG, LH, VF, expert's hs on reverse
100.00 
 
630  81
1909, perforated proof of 15k in blue, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by W. Pohl
100.00 
 
631 **   82b
1917, 20k blue and carmine, omitted background variety, complete pane of 25, slight gum wave on the left, nice quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,125 as hinged singles
500.00 
 
632  83b
1912-17, 25k green and (lilac), printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, center in lilac is omitted, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF, expert's hs on reverse
100.00 
 
633    85
1916, registered pre-printed cover of Russian-American Rubber Co. "Treugolnik", sent from Petrograd to Stockholm, franked by 50k lilac and green, censorship tape and three-line boxed marking on reverse along with triangle label "Petrograd. Treugolnik", arrival ds, minor conveyance flaws, still F/VF
95.00 
 
634 **   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 with slightly disturbed gum), VF
275.00 
 
635 **/*   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
95.00 
 
636  92a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, top margin imperforated single, nice and fresh, full OG, VLH mostly on margin, VF, expertized by R. Calves, C.v. $500
300.00 
 
637  92b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 7k brown, enlarged margins imperforated single with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $675
275.00 
 
638  93a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 10k blue, imperforated block of four, folded vertically between stamps, slight ironed crease is affecting top stamps, nevertheless collectible quality item, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance of this probably unique multiple
1500.00 
 
639  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
240.00 
 
640 **   102a
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 2r red brown, vertical imperforated pair, nice margins all around, full OG, NH (top stamp with slight gum disturbance), VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $2,000++
475.00 
 
641  102
1913, Romanov Dynasty, imperforated plate proof of 2r in black, printed on watermarked Borders and Rosettes paper, negligible thin spot in the middle, fit to stamp size, fresh quality, no gum as produced, VF appearance of this very rare proof, ex-V. Ustinovsky, we offered similar proof, but in yellow color, from the Norman Epstein Collection in 2003
700.00 
 
642 **   103b
1913, Romanov Dynasty, 3r dark violet, well-margined vertical imperforated pair, full OG, NH, but with minor gum disturbance, VF, C.v. $2,000
475.00 
 
643    105-07
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps of 10k, 15k and 20k, complete set of three used on philatelic cover in Pushkino (Moscow Gub.), backstamped, VF
95.00 
 
644  109 var
1917, 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, frame in carmine is printed on gum side, inverted and shifted, LH on front, VF and scarce
140.00 
 
645 **   109d
1915, 10r scarlet, yellow and gray, yellow background is inverted, block of four, absolutely perfect quality item, full OG, NH, VF, Raritan Stamps guarantee (2014), C.v. $2,000 as singles
700.00 
 
646 **   114-15
1916, Romanov Dynasty, money stamps of 1k orange and 2k green, two complete sheets of 100, each one with usual folds, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $10,250 as singles
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1400.00 
 
647  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
240.00 
 
648 **   137 var
1917, 3.50r maroon and green, perforation 13 1/2, two sheet margin blocks of three with "V" label, imperforated at the top or at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate for each item
140.00 
 
649 **   SC #TN1

Telegraph stamp

1881, 20k black and brown, official reprint in complete sheet of 35 (7x5), vertical and horizontal folds between stamps, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare multiple, Raybaudi certificate
8000.00 
 
650    

Esperanto Postcard

1914, mixed franking of five countries, starting from Germany on April 3, then Switzerland on April 10 and Netherlands on April 12 (Gregorian style), continues with Russia on April 4 Julian style) and finally England on April 27, all appropriate stamps and postal markings, mostly VF
150.00 
 
651   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
275.00 
 
652    

Russo-Japanese War

1904, free-frank cover to Kaluga, posted into the mail at Field PO of 17th Army Corps, violet military marking and arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
100.00 
 
653    

Stationery Item

1907, unused illustrated letter sheet of Wenden Infantry Regiment, showing soldiers of different military service time, printed in Vilno, some separation, still F/VF
90.00 
 
654    

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
90.00 
 
655    

Belgian Army in Russia

1917, free-frank PPC addressed to Kiev, violet military marking reads: "Belgian Army in Russia. Armored Battalion", Field PO date stamp and Kiev machine arrival alongside, VF
150.00 
 
656 */U   

Valuable Collection on Hingeless Pages

1857-1919, about 600 mostly mint stamps, starting with three No.1 (two with cleaned cancellations), two No.2, then nice range of stamps with perforation 12½, including proof of 1k, complete sets of No.12-18, 19-25, 26-30 and stamps on vertically laid paper of 1k, 7k, 8k, 20k and 30k, No.31-38, 39-40, 41-45, 46-54, 56/70, 71-72, 71a, Romanov Dynasty complete set and extra blocks of 4, inverted surcharge 10k on 7k, nice group of Russo-Japanese War postal charity stamps and many others, condition is a little mixed especially on early material, including some regummed stamps, fresh quality unit, many with full OG, F/VF and excellent lot for further re-sale, C.v. is over $30,000
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3750.00 
 
657 */U   110-11, 117-18

Surcharges on Definitive and Romanov Dynasty stamps

1916-17, 74 mint or used stamps, including several blocks and four postal history items, two inverted surcharges and seven surcharge shifts, nice and clean quality stamps and covers mounted on exhibition style pages, full OG or used, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
190.00 
 
658    

Postal History Group

1858-1919, 14 items, including six covers and eight postcards, including mailing from Austrian Embassy franked by truncated No.2 with Swiss certificate, mentioned that is No.1, nice wrapper from Odessa to Vienna bearing three-color franking, cover franked by money stamp of 15k, interesting, but questionable postcard to Vetluga zemstvo and many others, minor conveyance flaws possible, generally VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
160.00