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Lots 922 - 944,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
922  L3
1863, (4k) black on bluish green network, four-side margins single, no thins or hidden defects, no gum as issued, VF
923  L12
1901, Wenden Castle, two imperforated plate proofs of 2k in bluish green and brown, printed on soft thinned paper, first one has triple impression of frame, the other one with double center, no gum as produced, VF
924  10 var
1919, inverted black overprint "Sev. Zap. Armia" on imperforated 3k carmine rose, enlarged margins single, full OG, LH, VF and scarce, two experts' hs on reverse
925 **   14 fn
1919, black overprint "Sev. Zap. Armia" on imperforated 1k, 2k, 5k and 70k, perforated 20k on 14k, set of five unissued values, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, all guaranteed genuine, C.v. $465 as hinged
926 **   1-5 var
1919, "OKSA", 5k-50k, complete set of five in gutter tete- beche sheets of 200 (100+100), sheet of 50k printed on thin paper, all others - on ordinary paper, occasional marginal flaws, folded along the gutter, full OG, NH, VF, all guaranteed genuine, C.v. $600 w/o a premium for 50 gutter tete-beche pairs
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927  1-8
1899-1904, blue or red diagonal overprint "Kitai" on 1k-1r, complete set of eight, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, C.v. $168
928  9-10, 12-23
1904-08, blue or red diagonal overprint "Kitai" on 4k-5r, set of 14 (less 10k for completion), printed on vertically laid paper, in addition two forgeries of 10k with blue overprint, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $410
929  11
1904-08, red diagonal overprint "Kitai" on 10k dark blue, printed on vertically laid paper, the "key" value with neat postal cancellation, mostly VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $1,300
930  24/47
1910-16, black, blue or red diagonal overprint "Kitai" on 1k-5r, set of 22, less both 14k, with extra 10k light blue and official reprint of 5r with black overprint, all are printed on paper with vertical varnish lines, full OG,LH or previously hinged, F/VF
931  45 var
1916, blue diagonal overprint "Kitai" on 1r brown, dark brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, practically complete Russian PO in Shanghai cancellation, VF and scarce, PF certificate, the stamp is listed in the M. Kramarenko Cat. #39 IIA, C.v. $650
932 **/*   50/63, 64-70, var
1917, black diagonal surcharges in "cents" and "dollars" on 1k-10r, set of 24 (less perforated stamp of 14c/14k) with two additional inverted surcharges and high values with surcharges at 38 and 43 degree angles, full OG, some NH, mainly LH/hinged, VF, C.v. $380
933  68a var
1917, inverted black diagonal surcharge $5 on 5r dark blue, green and pale blue, background is strongly shifted to the bottom, minor perf irregularities at left, still fresh, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $500++
934  1/70

Collection of Russian PO in China Cancellations

1899- 1917, 110 used stamps in singles, pairs and blocks of four or nine, representing all overprinted and surcharged issues, less only 10k (No.11) for completion, Peking, Chefoo, Hankow, Harbin, Shanghai, Tientsin and etc. markings, in addition three postal history items, one incoming from Troitskosavsk and two from Shanghai PO (some tears), fresh quality unit overall, F/VF, C.v. is well over $1,200
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The Dr. Raymond Casey Two-Page Study of the Kalgan (Changkiakow) Foreign Post Office

1880-1916, ten items, representing various types of Kalgan postal markings, including seven singles (three on pieces) and three pieces, each is bearing three stamps, two items are marked as forgeries, nicely described, fresh and VF unit
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936 **/*   72-80, var

Harbin issue

1920, black or red surcharges on 1k-10k/7k, complete set of nine, in addition red italics surcharge 2c on 2k green, two stamps with inverted and one with double surcharge, as well as three blocks of four, full OG,NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, C.v. is over $1,150
937  72-80
1920, black or red surcharges on 1k-10k/7k, complete set of nine, all are postally used, mainly fresh, F/VF and scarce, C.v. $960
938  73 var
1920, blue surcharge 2c on 2k green, minor perf irregularities at the top, otherwise full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, expert's sign on reverse
939  73 var
1920, blue surcharge 2c on 2k green, neat Yaomyn postal cancellation, fresh, VF and rare
940  1b
1863, Eastern Correspondence, 6k bright blue, printed on medium paper, nice margins all around, full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by Dr. Eisold and others, C.v. $350
941  1c
1863, Eastern Correspondence, two stamps of 6k in blue or dark blue, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, fresh condition, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF
942  2
1865, (10pa) brown and blue, horizontal pair cancelled on a piece, nice margins, large part of Port Chios cancellation, VF and scarce in pair, ex-Faberge
943  3
1865, (2pi) blue and red, blue retta postal cancellation, fresh and VF, P. Mavrogordato and Romeko guarantees on reverse, C.v. $850
944  21 var

The only known unissued 3 kop stamp

1884, Numerals issue, 3k rose carmine on rose network, imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, balanced margins, perfect and flawless condition, no gum as produced, VF, ex-V. Ustinovsky. This stamp was incorrectly listed in Chuchin Cat. under issue of 1869, and correctly - under 1884 in the Prigara Monograph issued in 1981. According to Mr. Ustinovsky and other specialists the stamp was prepared for Russian Offices in Levant postcard rate (it has UPU legitimate carmine shade for Russian 3k stamp), but not officially issued because of rate changed to 4k (International postcard); all drawing presumably had been destroyed, except just handful remainder.