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Lots 937 - 1005,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
240.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
939  73 var
1920, blue surcharge 2c on 2k green, neat Yaomyn postal cancellation, fresh, VF and rare
190.00 
 
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
140.00 
 
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
190.00 
 
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
475.00 
 
943  3
1865, (2pi) blue and red, blue retta postal cancellation, fresh and VF, P. Mavrogordato and Romeko guarantees on reverse, C.v. $850
240.00 
 
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.
1900.00 
 
945  23-26 imp
1884, Numerals, 1k-7k, imperforated complete set in horizontal pairs, printed on horizontally laid paper, three of which with bottom sheet margins, nice quality, full OG, LH or hinged, VF and very scarce
700.00 
 
946  24-25
1884-90, Numerals issue, imperforated 2k green in horizontal pair, 5k lilac - imperforated single, both with a part of red overprint "Obrazets", in addition imperforated 10k pale red and green with perfin initials (No.15), all are printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH or VLH, VF and scarce group of stamps, which had never been issued imperforated, ex-V. Ustinovsky
190.00 
 
947  27, 32/37
1900-04, seven imperforated stamps with blue or red diagonal surcharge, six with partial perfin, including two of 4pa/1k in different shades, and one (7pi/70k) with part of red letters "Obrazets", all with full OG, VLH, VF and scarce group, these stamps had never been issued imperforated, ex-V. Ustinovsky
275.00 
 
948    34-35
1910, parcel card from Russian PO at New Athon to Jerusalem, franked by three surcharged values, Athon postal negative seal and circular ds, Russian PO at Jerusalem arrival marking on reverse, several folds and hinge reinforcement, otherwise F/VF and rare commercial mailing
475.00 
 
949  40-45
1909, 50th Anniversary of the R.O.P. iT., 5pa/1k-7pi/70k, three horizontal imperforated pairs and three imperforated singles, each one with a part of perfin "Obrazets", full OG, VLH, VF and scarce items from the Postal Archives, ex-V. Ustinovsky
375.00 
 
950 **/*   91-100
1909, overprint "Kerassunde", 5pa-70pi, complete set of ten, nice condition, full OG. NH or LH (one of 5pa and 10pa), VF, C.v. $145 as hinged
95.00 
 
951  141-50
1909, overprint "Smyrne", 5pa-70pi, complete set of ten, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, C.v. $133
90.00 
 
952 **   181-89
1909, overprint "Metelin", 5pa-70pi, set of nine (less blue overprint), very fresh quality, full OG. NH, VF, C.v. $190 as hinged
95.00 
 
953  202-03, 212, 230
1910-13, imperforated horizontal pair of 10pa on 2k, imperforated singles of 20pa/3k, 3.50pi/35k and 50pi/5r, each one with perfin initials "Obrazets", full OG, VLH, VF, these stamps had never been issued imperforated, ex-V. Ustinovsky
240.00 
 
954 **   227
1913, Romanov Dynasty, black surcharge 50pi on 5r dark brown, three-side margin block of 25, left part of a sheet, post office fresh, full OG, NH (LH on margins only), VF and rare multiple, C.v. $5,625 as singles
2400.00 
 
955 */U   2/231

Mint and Used Collection on Stockpages

1865-1913, about 300 mint and used stamps and one postal stationery letter-card, starting with No.2 (minor faults), representing all issued stamps, except City overprints (separate collection), some positional pieces and interesting cancellations, two large "7" surcharges appearing dubious (both signed), the high value of the Romanov Dynasty is a reprint, still nice quality unit, full OG or used, F/VF, C.v. $1,900
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
275.00 
 
956  40-199

Complete City Overprints Collection

1909-10, 133 mint stamps, forming 14 complete sets, starting with 50th Anniversary of the R.O.P.iT. issue and presenting 13 different city overprints, neatly arranged on cards in mounts, full OG, LH or previously hinged, mostly VF, C.v. $2,475
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
700.00 
 
957 **/*   

Odessa Issues

1918-19, 163 mint stamps representing three different surcharged issues and forming complete unit with additional varieties, neatly housed on cards in mounts, full OG, NH or LH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
140.00 
 
958  

Dikiy (Wild) Levant

1919, "Eastern" stamps, 10pa-1pi, and Arms of the R.O.P.iT. in various color combinations, the total is 44 stamps, full OG, LH or hinged, VF
70.00 
 
959 **   232
1921, red surcharge 10,000r on 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin block of four, the same overprint on left part of top margin, full OG, NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps), VF and scarce multiple, Romeko guarantee hs, C.v. $1,000 as hinged singles
475.00 
 
960 **   234
1921, red surcharge 20,000r on 3.50r black and gray, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four with control text "A 04 B" in black, additional surcharges on margin, minor edge separations, full OG,NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps), VF and scarce, each stamp with Romeko guarantee hs, C.v. $1,000 as hinged singles
475.00 
 
961 **   235
1921, red surcharge 20,000r on 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four with control text "A 04 A" in black, additional surcharges on margins, minor edge separations, full OG,NH (hinged on margin far away from the stamps), VF and scarce, each stamp with Romeko guarantee hs, C.v. $1,000 as hinged singles
475.00 
 
962  235 var
1921, trial blue surcharge 20,000r on 7r black and yellow, printed on vertically laid paper, top left corner margin block of four with control text "A 04 B" in black, additional surcharges on margins, full OG, NH (hinged on margin faraway from the stamps), VF and probably unique multiple, only one sheet of 25 stamps with blue surcharge had been produced, each stamp with Romeko guarantee hs
2750.00 
 
963 **   261A
1921, blue surcharge 20,000r on Romanov Dynasty 5r dark brown, excellent quality single, full OG, NH, VF, A. Sredinski (a dealer who formed the best ever Collection of Wrangel's Army issues) guarantee hs, C.v. $950 as hinged
550.00 
 
964 **   299
1921, red surcharge 10,000r over 50pi on 5r blue, green and pale blue, complete sheet of 25. bearing altogether 42 surcharges, some marginal separations and folds, full OG, NH (hinged on margins), VF and probably the only complete sheet in existence, Romeko guarantee hs, C.v. $1,625 as hinged singles
900.00 
 
965    350-57
1921, cover from refugees' camp in Constantinople to refugees' camp at Belgrade, franked by imperforated complete set of eight modified design surcharges, arrival ds on reverse, VF and scarce franking
95.00 
 
966  232/375

Collection

1921, 170 mint stamps, neatly arranged on stockpages, starting with first set on vertically laid paper (all expertized), nice range of surcharges over Ukrainian tridents, then complete and incomplete sets, nice quality unit, full OG, vast majority is LH, VF, most stamps with expert's hs on reverse, C.v. is over $2,000
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2, 3, 4
375.00 
 
967 **/*   44a, 46a

Far Eastern Republic
Blagoveschensk issue

1921, Coat of Arms, 5r blue and 30r violet, four different tete-beche pairs (two for each denomination), each one with crayon cancel, full OG, NH or LH (1), VF
90.00 
 
968 Mi I-V

Philatelic Exchange Tax stamps

1923, black surcharges "For Starved. Correspondence of Philatelist" 10(k) on Romanov Dynasty 4k and 14k, 15k on 3k, 5k and 50k, complete set of five, full OG, LH, VF, all are guaranteed genuine, C.v. €4,450
475.00 
 
969   Mi 9 III

Kustanay

1920, parcel card from Kustanay to Postal Station Orekhovo, franked by black handstamp "rub" (type III) on 20k blue and red in vertical strip of four and a single, the last one without surcharge, appropriate markings and arrival ds, perfect quality, VF and scarce
275.00 
 
970   Mi 9 III, var
1920, parcel card from Kustanay to Bol'shie Soli (Kostroma Gub.), franked by five stamps with black handstamped surcharge "rub" on 20k blue and red, including block of four, top right stamp with double handstamp variety, postmarked on arrival, fresh condition, counterfoil is attached, VF and rare
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375.00 
 
971  59

Siberia - Nikolayevsk-on-Amur issue

1921, black handstamped surcharge (overprint) with top parts of 15k on 20k blue and red, perforated single, nice condition, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $300
140.00 
 
972  60
1921, black handstamped surcharge (overprint) with top parts of 15k over 20k on 14k blue and carmine, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. .$200
95.00 
 
973 Mi 1B
1921, black handstamped overprint (no value) on 20k blue and red, imperforated single, a part of appropriate Nikolayevsk cancellation, fresh and VF, expertized by Romeko, C.v. €1,500
275.00 
 
974  69-70
1921, black handstamped surcharges 15k and 20k on imperforated 1r brown, pale brown and orange, two properly cancelled stamps (one - is on a piece), VF, both expertized by Romeko, C.v. $350
190.00 
 
975 Mi 1A, var

Sochi

1918, black surcharge 60(k) on perforated 1k orange, vertical strip of three (types 1, 4 and 5) and a single of type 6a (no bar), full OG, LH/hinged, VF, the last one with C. Ceremuga certificate, C.v. €600
130.00 
 
976 ** F  10

South Russia
Don Government (Rostov issue)

1919, Ermak, money stamp of 20k green, two singles, one forgery on cremy paper and piece of money order with cancelled stamp (in our opinion is dubious), all mounted on cutting out of a Collection page, fresh and VF
70.00 
 
977 */U   

Collection of the Local Issues on Album Pages

1920-22, about 200 mint and used stamps, singles, strips and blocks, representing Kharkov, Kiev, Kustanai, Minsk, Sebezh, Smolensk, Tulchin, Venev, Volsk, Vyatka, Yakutsk and etc., most powerful are Rogachev, Semenov and Spassk, the total is 29 various districts, some stamps are questionable or definitely forged, but generally nice unit with many properly expertized items, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
700.00 
 
978 */U   

Remainder of a Collection

1918-22, over 400 mint or used stamps, representing Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus, North West and North Armies, White Russia, Far Eastern Republic, Siberia and South Russia material, most of the expensive stamps are dubious, while some genuine valuable items presented, e.g. some imperfs of NW Army, Mariupol, several "DVR" stamps (1r is no good), two stamps of Nikolayevsk issue, Jubilee of Revolution overprints, some inverted surcharges of Siberia, South Russia and more, fresh quality overall, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
275.00 
 
979 **/*   

Balance of Various Russian Area Collections

1918-42, about four hundred mostly mint stamps, representing issues of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, German Occupation of Baltics and Ukraine, Karelia, NorthIngermanland, Offices in Levant, Wrangel's Army, Siberia, South Russia, Ukraine and etc., some better items, such inverted or double surcharges, several dubious or forged stamps, fresh quality overall, full OG, mainly NH, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
140.00 
 
980  29

Catalogue numbers in this section are taken from the Catalogue of the Russian Rural Postage Stamps edited in by F. Chuchin unless otherwise noted

Bogorodsk

1883, 10k blue, broken "10" at the bottom right value tablet variety, nice quality, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, C.v. $700 for a stamp without variety
375.00 
 
981 **   117
1895, 20k lilac blue, block of 15 (5x3), left part of a complete sheet of 18, one stamp with toning spots, otherwise fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $2,250 as hinged singles
950.00 
 
982    Schmidt #2

Kazan

1870, stationery envelope with blue handstamp (6k), size 140x118mm, properly signed at the bottom, practically perfect quality, unused, VF and scarce, ex-Dr. Nikitin
375.00 
 
983  24 var

Lokhvitsa

1910, diagonal (instead of horizontal) violet surcharge 3k on 10k blue violet, a part of zemstvo cancellation, small bottom left corner imperfection, VF and rare variety, Schmidt #22M, Large Zemstvo C.v. $5,000
475.00 
 
984  46/52

Proofs and Specimens Assembly

1911, Zincographic issue, 13 perforated or imperforated stamps, including two horizontal pairs and block of four, two perforated stamps with "Specimen" overprint, fresh quality, full OG or no gum as produced, VF
230.00 
 
985 **   4 var

Nikolsk

1910, 4k multicolored, omitted yellow color, imperforated block of four printed on gummed paper, fresh, full OG, NH (one stamp has insignificantly disturbed gum), VF
190.00 
 
986    7

Ostrov

1911, 3k multicolored, top sheet margin horizontal pair, used on reverse of registered cover addressed to uezd administration, tied by violet oval zemstvo ds, another marking is on front, slightly reduced on the right, still VF
180.00 
 
987  21-22 var

Poltava

1909, diagonally or horizontally placed surcharge 3(k) on 1k orange and on 6k brown, vertical and horizontal pairs for each value, full OG, LH, VF
190.00 
 
988 **   9, 9a

Pskov

1886, 3k black, diamond shaped stamp, complete sheet of 138 stamps, including 15 tete-beche pairs, minor marginal flaws and slight crease is affecting two stamps, nice quality overall, full OG, NH, mainly VF, ex-Lentz, Faberge
750.00 
 
989  15, 17, 19

Solikamsk

1905, ten imperforated proofs of 1k, 4k and 5k in light bluish green, including pairs of 1k and 4k and horizontal se-tenant strip of six, including two of each for 5k, 4k and 1k, no gum as produced, VF and scarce
240.00 
 
990 (*)   5b

Starobyelsk

1882, 3k blue, a single imperforated vertically, fresh color, unused, no gum, VF, ex-Faberge
90.00 
 
991    Schmidt #3

Toropets

1871, stationery envelope with black handstamp (10+1k), size 180x115mm, unused, slightly folded, desirable and scarce item, F/VF
550.00 
 
992  6

Urzhum

1901, 2k carmine, printed on wove paper, perforation 11 1/2, excellent quality single, full OG, previously hinged, VF, Schmidt #8, rank "RR", C.v. $1,200
550.00 
 
993    27

Ustsysolsk

1915, cover from Uglich to Troitsko- Pechorskaya volost via Ustsysolsk, franked by two stamps including Romanov Dynasty 7k brown, upon arrival to Ustsysolsk uprated with 2k green, perforation12 1/2, tied by black zemstvo ds, mostly VF and scarce
275.00 
 
994  Schmidt #35 var

Zienkov

1898, 3k bronze, perforated single of type 3 with inverted "3" at the top left value tablet, natural gum loss at the top, VF and rare variety
140.00 
 
995 (*)   50a, b
1909, 2k bronze, imperforated complete gutter sheet of 98 (7x7+7x7), left part is inverted and forming seven horizontal tete-beche pairs with 76mm space between stamps, two violet zemstvo seals on the gutter, stamp on position 21 in left part, and on position 15 in right part have missing "2" at one corner, vertical fold along the gutter, nice condition, unused, no gum apparently as produced, VF and a great rarity, Large Zemstvo C.v. $24,960++
4750.00 
 
996    6

Zolotonosha

1891, black handstamped surcharge 3k on 2k black, green and yellow, bottom sheet margin single, used on reverse of local cover from Yeremeyevskaya volost to zemstvo administration, tied by black violet oval zemstvo "1.Nov.91" ds, wax seal removed, VF, Schmidt #7, A. Faberge's manuscript note on front about rarity of this cover
375.00 
 
997 **   C51C var

Air Post stamps

1947, President Franklin Roosevelt, 5L multicolored, top sheet margin block of six (2x3), imperforated horizontally between stamps, perf separation between margin and top left stamp, perfect quality multiple, full OG, NH, VF, Dr. G. Colla certificate, Sassone #PA63ga, €2,600 for two strips of three
275.00 
 
998 */U   

Valuable Collection in Two Scott Specialty Albums

1877-1982, over 5000 mostly mint stamps, 16 miniature or souvenir sheets and 89 FDC, representing postage, semi-postal, air post, due and parcel post issues, starting with range of Numerals and Arms (lacking very expensive stamps), then practically complete from the beginning of 20th Century issues, many sets presented in singles and blocks, minor flaws should be expected on early stuff, then generally nice with full OG and many NH stamps (from the end of 1950's), F/VF, Sassone C.v. €20,600
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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, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
1400.00 
 
999 **   L16e

Kingdom of the Hejaz

1921, double (one inverted) black overprint on 1/2pi green, position 23, full original dry gum as always exists, NH, VF, expertized by D. Graham, C.v. $825, SG #23db, €900 as hinged
180.00 
 
1000 **   L135a var
1925, Caliphate issue, inverted double black surcharge 1/4pi on 1/8pi chestnut, usual centering, full OG, NH, VF, SG #148d, C.v. £800 as hinged
140.00 
 
1001 **   180-84

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1950, 50th Anniversary of Capture of Riyadh, complete set of five, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $219.50
70.00 
 
1002 **/*   

Valuable Selection of Early Issues

1916-25, 64 mostly mint stamps (nine used), neatly identified on four stockcards, including singles, pairs and blocks, starting with the first set in pairs, including four tete-beche pairs and numerous overprints varieties, three or four blocks with some gum toning, mainly fresh and collectible condition, full OG, vast majority is NH, some previously hinged or used, F/VF, SG C.v. is about £5,000++
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475.00 
 
1003 **/*   1/644, C1/99

Nice Collection on Scott Album Pages

1925-73, over 550 mainly mint stamps, starting with Nejdi Administration, including Piligrimage stamps, Medina issue, Kingdom of Nejaz-Nejd sets, then Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, postage and air post with imperforated Arms of 1934, valuable definitive sets, nice quality unit, full OG, NH (from 1950's), LH/hinged, F/VF, C.v. is about $15,000
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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, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
1400.00 
 
1004  1N22-42

Issues Under Austrian Occupation

1916, Emperor Franz Josef, stamps of Bosnia with horizontal overprint "Serbien" in black, 1h-10k, complete set of 21, full OG, LH, mainly VF, C.v. $262
70.00 
 
1005 **/*   B59a, B60a-61a

Semi - Postal issues

1927, "Plus Ultra", inverted red overprint or surcharges commemorating 25th Anniversary of Coronation King Alfonso XIII on 1p, and 75c on 5c and 10c, three bottom sheet margin blocks of four, full OG, NH or previously hinged (top stamps), VF, C.v. $620 as hinged singles
190.00