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Lots 904 - 936,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
904    SC #SK5
1855, stationery envelope 20+1k blue (the second issue of 1848 on grayish thickened paper), posted into the mail at St. Petersburg Nikolayev Train Station on December 12, 1855, arrival Moscow marking "Received. Morning. 1855. Dec.13" on reverse, which confirms that over 150 years ago State Post was much more effective then today, minor flap separation, still F/VF and rare, Z. Mikulski certificate, Venets #II.5, rank "R"
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sold
905    SC #SC12/24, CPC1

Selection of Early Stationery Envelopes

1861- 72, eight stationery envelopes, including 30k brown red of 1861 (two tiny rust stains), two 10k black of 1862, three of 5k, one of 20k from 1870-72 and one of City Post 5k red lilac of 1869, nice quality, unused, VF
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sold
906  1
1857, 10k brown and blue, three-side margin (narrow at the bottom) imperforated single with numeral watermark "1", tied by "547" inside rectangular dotted cancellation (Alexandria, Kherson Gub.), fine and scarce
N/A
907 (*)   2
1858, 10k brown and blue, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thick paper with numeral "1" watermark, tiny soiling spot at the top left corner, fresh colors and intact perforation, unused, no gum, VF, N. Mandrovski certificate
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N/A
908  3
1858, trial color proof of 20k in green and violet, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, bold colors and intact perforation, no gum, but with strong embossing, VF
sold
909 (*)   4
1858, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on thin paper with watermark numeral "3", slight foxing, unused, no gum, F/VF, owner's hs is visible on the face
sold
910  4
1858, 30k rose and green, printed on thick paper with watermark numeral "3", a part of Tetyushi cancellation of 1867, bold colors and embossing, VF and scarce cancellation
sold
911  18
1865, 30k rose and green, perforation 14 1/2x15, printed on paper without watermark, intense colors and strong embossing, part of OG (paper adhesion on reverse), VF, C.v. $1,950
460.00
912 **   19-25
1866, 1k-30k, complete set of six, printed on horizontally laid paper, three stamps with sheet margins, post office fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF
sold
913 **   26-30a
1875-79, 2k-20k, complete set of five, four values with sheet margins, printed on horizontally laid paper, stamp of 20k has cross-shaped "t" variety, full OG, NH, VF
sold
914 **   26, var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, block of four representing varieties on all values, most important ones - bottom left stamp broken "2" at upper right corner value tablet, bottom right stamp has open lineof lower right value tablet, full OG, NH, VF
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N/A
915 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k stamp, all marginal singles (1k-14k with top right corner sheet margin) printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF
sold
916  39
1884, 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, tied by St. Petersburg "18. Nov. 88" date stamp with inverted month, short one tip of perforation at the bottom, otherwise F/VF, C.v. $625
N/A
917 **/*   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 little toning mostly on perforation), both with full OG, VF appearance
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85.00
918  50
1889-92, 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, red letter "A" as a part of overprint "Obrazets", pinpoint gum scratch at the left of oval, full OG, hinged, VF
85.00
919 **/*   55/70
1902-05, 13th and 17th issues, 1k-7r and 1k-7k, two complete sets of nine and five respectively on vertically laid paper, 14 blocks of four, most with sheet margins, nice condition, full OG, generally NH (top stamps of oneblock of 2k, 5k and 7k are LH), VF and scarce unit
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N/A
920 **   57 var
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, light impression of the background, top right corner sheet margin horizontal strip of five, partial offset on reverse, marginal bend, full OG, NH, VF
N/A
921  78
1909-12(?), postal forgery of 7k in light blue, typo printing on wove paper without varnish lines, perforation L14 1/2, tiny spot of toning on reverse, fresh quality otherwise, full "original" gum, VF and rare, an issued stamp is addedfor comparison
sold
922  81 var
1912-17, 15k red brown and blue, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, inverted offset of the design on the face, appearing as double impression, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, P. Buchsbayew certificate
170.00
923  82d
1912-17, (20k) blue and carmine, printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, embossing and value omitted, traces of carmine ink on front and reverse, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expert's hs on gum
N/A
924 **   106 var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 15k yellow brown, vertical strip of three, middle stamp has completely omitted design, top and bottom ones omitted it partly, no gum as produced, NH, VF, rare and eye- catching item
sold
925 **   106a
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 15k yellow brown, horizontal imperforated pair, reversal text is shifted to the right, no gum as issued, NH, VF
N/A
926 **   106a, var
1915, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 15k yellow brown, bottom right corner sheet margin block of four with perforation freak, resulting in upper stamps bearing misplaced part of perforation, while bottom ones -completely imperforated, no gum as produced, NH, VF and rare multiple
sold
927  107a var
1915, Romanov Dynasty, money stamp of 20k olive green, imperforated single with additional inverted offset on the face, appearing as double impression, no gum as produced, VLH, VF
105.00
928 **   114-16
1916, Romanov Dynasty money stamps, 1k-3k, complete set in sheet margin blocks of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, SC #C4-6
230.00
929    117
1917, mixed franking incoming cover from Walthamstow (East London) to Kiev, franked by 2p blue, censored in England, received, but undelivered as addressed on August 26, three months after uprated with a pair of black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, paid for forwarding to Novocherkassk, red two-line Kiev marking "Taken from Mailbox. 5 December" on reverse, address bureau note was applied upon arrival, all appropriate markings and arrival ds (12.12.), F/VF and scarce well-traveled item across revolutionary Russia
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sold
930 **   124
1917, 10k dark blue, imperforated complete pane of 25, folded between first and second horizontal rows, fresh quality, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,000 as singles
sold
931 **   137 var
1917, 3.50r maroon and green, bottom sheet margin block of three with "V" label at the lower left corner, perforation 13 1/2, imperforated at the bottom, full OG, NH, VF, guaranteed genuine
sold
932  1/150

Collection on Scott Album Pages

1857-1918, 145 mostly mint stamps, starting with pen cancelled No.1 and dotted cancelled No.2, then very well completed, including No.5/10 (less 20k), 13-18 (3k OG, others regummed), 19-25, 26-30, 31-38 (full/part of OG), 39-40 (regummed), all others with full OG, fresh looking unit, F/VF, C.v. $16,300
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
sold
933 **/*   

Liberty Cap and Abdication Overprints
Nice Group

1917, Romanov Dynasty, eight blocks of four with Liberty Cap overprints in red and three blocks of eight with Abdication overprints in black, one cancelled on piece, others are unused, mostly VF
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sold
934    
1917, two addressed envelopes, each one bearing Romanov Dynasty 4k red or 7k brown in block of eight with Nicholas II Abdication overprint, tied by Petrograd "10.3.17" date stamp, VF
sold
935    75, 78

Caspian Sea Ship Mail

1912, pre-printed cover from Baku to Isfahan, franked on reverse by two values, posted into the mail on Oil Tanker Schooner "President Kruger", oval letter "a" Baku-Enzeli "7.7.12" postmark, Tehran"25.VIII.12" transit and Isfahan "7.IX.12" arrival ds, mostly VF
N/A
936    75, 78
1912, pre-printed cover from Baku to Isfahan, franked on reverse by two values, posted into the mail on Passenger Steamship "Kursk", oval letter "b" Baku-Enzeli "21.7.12" ds, Tehran "6.VIII.12" transit and Isfahan "26.VIII.12"arrival marking, mostly VF
N/A