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Lots 615 - 695,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
120.00 
 
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
1300.00 
 
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
110.00 
 
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
110.00 
 
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
500.00 
 
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
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
Click the numbers below to see additional images:
2, 3, 4, 5
160.00 
 
659    
1922, registered cover from Moscow to Boston, sent on October 25 (in the day of postal rate changed from 90rub to 150rub for registered foreign letter), franked by 5k claret in block of 25, strip of three (all on reverse) and a pair, 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
140.00 
 
660 **   201 var
1922, double black diagonal (one placed horizontally and misplaced) surcharge 7500r on 250r violet, right sheet margin block of four printed on ordinary paper, additional offset of diagonal surcharge on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
240.00 
 
661  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
70.00 
 
662  204
1922, "Proletarians of the World Unite!", plate proof of 10,000r in light blue, printed on white paper without watermark, expertly regummed over slight thin, VF appearance
95.00 
 
663 **   210 var
1922, black diagonal surcharge 100,000r on 250r violet, vertical gutter block of four, basic stamps are typo printing, full OG, NH, VF
275.00 
 
664 **   219a var
1922-23, inverted typo "Star" surcharge 30r on 50k brown lilac and green, left sheet margin single, full OG, NH, VF and rare
325.00 
 
665  224
1922-23, litho "Star" surcharge 20r on imperforated 15k lilac and blue, right sheet margin single, surcharge position 90 in 100-stamp setting, beautiful single in every respect, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, several experts' hs on reverse, C.v. $9,500
2400.00 
 
666    227 var
1923, typo "Star" surcharge 40r on 15k lilac brown and blue, basic stamp is re-issue of 1919 (enlarged frame, white line all around center, narrow space between stamps), imperforated block of 15 (3x5), used together with ten stamps of soldier 70r violet on reverse of registered pre-printed cover from Moscow to Paris, all appropriate markings, mostly VF and very scarce franking
Click here to see enlarged fragment
375.00 
 
667  240a
1923, peasant 5r blue, a single with double impression of the design, full OG, very light trace of hinge (appears NH), F/VF centering
45.00 
 
668  240b var
1923, peasant 5r blue, bottom sheet horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, previously hinged, VF
100.00 
 
669 **   241f
1923, soldier 10r gray, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400++
180.00 
 
670    

Group of Postal History Items

1921-23, six covers and one parcel card, four sent from Moscow, one from Astapino (N. Novgorod Gub.) and one from Nikolayev, franked by 2nd definitive stamps, 4th Anniversary of Revolution and "For Hungry" issues, appropriate markings (all with arrival ds), some conveyance flaws, still F/VF
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230.00 
 
671   Mi P3a

Postal Stationery Items

1924, Lenin Mourning issue, stationery PPC (picture in gray violet) of 3k red, uprated by two stamps and sent to Germany in 1932, top left corner bend, still F/VF, C.v. €400
95.00 
 
672   Mi P80a var
1929, postal stationery unsevered reply card 5k+5k brown, by mistake reply portion is printed on reverse of basic card, unused, mostly VF and scarce error
150.00 
 
673   Mi P103.01
1930, OZET (Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land) Lottery, advertising stationery postcard of 5k yellow brown, locally sent in Kiev, mostly VF, C.v. €280
100.00 
 
674    XMK #911 var
1959, "Labor Day", illustrated stationery envelope 40k red lilac, large part of stamp and output data in blue on reverse are missing, fresh, unused, VF
90.00 
 
675 **   242/374

Postage Stamps and Postal History

1923-27, Agriculture Exhibition, imperforated and perforated sets of four, Lomonosov, Decembrist's Revolt, Esperanto and etc. nine different issues, the total is 24 stamps, full OG, NH, mostly VF
140.00 
 
676 **   265-72, 294-97
1924-25, Lenin Mourning issue, imperforated (wide frame) and perforated complete sets of four, and Lenin Mausoleum, imperforated complete set of four, all with full OG, NH, mostly VF
95.00 
 
677 **   274 var
1924, definitive issue, worker 4k rose carmine, typo printing, imperforated single with double impression, full OG (slight wave), NH, VF
75.00 
 
678  275A
1924, definitive issue, peasant, imperforated plate proof of 50k in brown, typo printing on thick chalk-surfaced paper, horizontal imperforated pair, no gum as produced, NH, VF
750.00 
 
679 **   277 imp var
1924-25, definitive issue, peasant 2k green, typo printing, horizontal imperforated pair with double impression, partial printing on reverse, full OG, NH and fine
275.00 
 
680 **   279 var
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 4k rose carmine, typo printing, perforation 14 1/2x15, double impression, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
681 **   280
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 5k violet, typo printing, perforation 14 1/2x15, bottom sheet margin block of four, nice item in every respect, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,300 as singles
400.00 
 
682  286, 288A, B
1924-25, definitive issue, 14k, 30k and 40k, typo printing with perforation 14 1/2x15, three "key" values of the issue, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $2,225
500.00 
 
683  287
1924-25, definitive issue, peasant 15k lemon yellow, perforation 14 1/2x15, short one tip of perforation at the bottom right, excellent centering, no any typical inclusions, fresh and nice single, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and rare stamp, C.v. $25,000
5500.00 
 
684  288
1924-25, worker 20k light green, typo printing, imperforated bottom sheet margin single on grayish paper, nice condition, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Soviet Philatelic guarantee hs, SC #051 Pa
2750.00 
 
685 **   291 imp
1924-25, definitive issue, worker 2r green and rose, bottom sheet margin imperforated single showing parts of adjoining stamps at the top and on the right, typo printing on grayish paper, horizontal invalidating perforation, full OG, NH, VF
70.00 
 
686  292b
1924-25, definitive issue, soldier 3r dark brown and green, perforation 13?x10, appropriate Merke (Sirdarya Obl.) postal cancellation of 1925, one short tip of perforation at right, otherwise VF and very rare, vast majority of these stamps exists in mint condition. They were sold through Torgsin stores, some of those were cancelled to order and very limited quantity was in real postal circulation. These stamps are much scarcer then similar ones with perforation 10
240.00 
 
687    255, 277/82
1924, registered cover from Moscow to Czechoslovakia, bearing on reverse eight definitive stamps and Charity label of Moscow Committee "For War Invalids", all appropriate markings, no arrival ds as always on correspondence to Czechoslovakia, VF
140.00 
 
688    255, 277/84
1925, registered cover from Moscow to Munich, franked by seven definitive stamps, including six with perforation 14 1/2x15 of typo printing, met altogether 40 kop postal rate, postmarked on arrival, F/VF
100.00 
 
689    280a, 282a
1925, Romanov Dynasty stationery postcard of 4k red, used as blank form, sent from Moscow to Geneva, franked by two definitive stamps of 5k and 7k with perforation 12 1/2, no arrival ds as often, VF and unusual Soviet period item sent without obliteration of Imperial Arms and pre- printed postage stamp
85.00 
 
690    274

Correspondences Bearing Postal Advertising Labels

1924, Prombank advertising label with worker 4k carmine rose, typo printing imperforated single together with Lenin Mourning stamp of 12k affixed over, used on registered cover from Rostov-on-Don to Novocherkassk, postmarked on arrival, mostly VF
200.00 
 
691    281
1924, Petrograd Tobacco Factories label with peasant 6k blue, typo printing with trimmed perforation is affixed over, used on reverse of cover from Moscow to Kiev, Kiev arrival marking, cover repaired on the right, label is not affected, fine item
170.00 
 
692    281
1924, Petr Alekseyev Fine-Cloths Factory label with peasant 6k blue, typo printing with trimmed perforation is affixed over, used on pre-printed cover from Moscow to Kazan, arrival ds on reverse, top left corner of cover is missing and bottom right is defected, still fine item
150.00 
 
693    282
1924, Ukrainian Tobacco Trust label with left margin, imperforated on the left, soldier 7k brown, perforation 14 1/2x15 is affixed over, used on reverse of cover from Kharkov to Kiev, arrival ds, cover is slightly trimmed at right, still F/VF
250.00 
 
694    282a
1924, SOVTORGFLOT (Soviet Commercial Fleet) label with soldier 7k brown, perforation 12 1/2 used on cover from Sochi to Moscow, arrival ds on reverse, VF
190.00 
 
695    282
1925, Moscow Fur Syndicate label with soldier 7k brown affixed over, used together with five other values on registered flown cover from Moscow to Prague, German marking "Mit Luftpost", arrival ds on reverse, mostly VF
200.00