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Catalogue of Stamp Auction #81, March 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
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1    

Pre- Philatelic Mailings from Territory of Western Ukraine

1818, entire wrapper from Brody to Spain via Odessa, oval postmark "Brody in Gallizien", merchant two-line boxed marking and arrival hs, some folds and a few internal breaches, still F/VF
95 
 
2    
1855, entire letter written on November 24, sent from Brody (26.11) via Lemberg (now Lviv) on 27.11. to Janow (30.11), undelivered and returned from Janow via Lemberg (4.12) to Tarnow (6.12), all appropriate transits and arrival markings on reverse, mostly VF
95 
 
3    

Collection of Pre-Philatelic Correspondences

1830-64, 25 entire wrappers or complete letters, sent from Bolechow, Brody, Brzezan, Drohobicz, Halicz, Stanislau, Stry and etc., most addressed to Lemberg, in addition two cover fronts with Austrian adhesives, mainly fresh quality, F/VF or better (website photo)
475 
 
4    151, 154

Austrian stamps used on territory of Western Ukraine

October 30, 1918, money order for 400kr, franked by two Austrian adhesives, sent from Stanislau to Przemysl, undelivered due to Declaration of Western Ukrainian National Republic (November 1), actually paid in Lviv, two archival holes, still F/VF
95 
 
5    146, 160

Postal History of the Western Ukrainian Republic

1919, registered cover from Sniatyn to Kolomyia District Court, franked by Austrian Arms of 5h yellow green in horizontal pair and 2k blue, appropriate Sniatyn ds, VF
375 
 
6    154, J50
1919, small size registered cover from Jaworow to Vinnytsia, franked by Austrian Arms 40h olive in horizontal pair and due of 10h red, used as postage stamp, undelivered and returned to sender, all appropriate markings, VF and scarce mailing outside Western Ukrainian Republic
550 
 
7  158, 169
1919, Austrian Arms 90h lake in vertical pair (defected), tied by circular District Military Command in Zbarash handstamp, and Emperor Karl I of 20h bluish green with oval postal marking of Yaseniv Horishnyi, fine and scarce
90 
 
8    168
1919, registered cover from Yaseniv Horishnyi to Stanyslaviv, registration marking posted in Kolomyia, franked by Emperor Karl I 20h bluish green in horizontal pair, tied by appropriate violet oval postmark, merchant four-line hs at the top left, light vertical fold did not affect the stamps, F/VF and very rare, illustrated in the Bulat Cat.
700 
 
9    169
1919, postcard from Stanyslaviv to Kolomyia, franked by Emperor Karl I 20h bluish green, appropriate date stamp and two censorship markings of Kolomyia (violet) and Stanyslaviv (black), VF and very rare
550 
 
10    169, 171
1919, registered cover from Chortkiv to Stanyslaviv, franked by four Emperor Karl I stamps, tied by circular Ukrainian Post Office in Chortkiv marking, VF and very rare mailing from a small town
700 
 
11    171
1919, small size registered cover from Trembowla to Kyiv, franked by 30h violet in horizontal strip of three on reverse, undelivered and returned to Trembowla, all appropriate markings, mostly VF and very rare item from small town addressed to Eastern Ukraine
700 
 
12  1-4

Catalogued by Comprehensive Catalogue of Ukrainian Philately by John Bulat from lot #12 to the end of the Collection

Lviv issue

1918, black handstamped overprints on Austrian definitive stamps, 3h-20h, complete set of four, full OG, LH or previously hinged, VF, Scott #1-4, C.v. $210
95 
 
13 **   1a
1918, inverted black handstamped overprint on 3h violet, horizontal strip of four, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $800 as hinged singles
475 
 
14  1b
1918, black handstamped overprint on 3h violet, horizontal pair, right stamp has inverted overprint, forming tete-beche pair, left stamp has ink soiling from overprint, full OG, very light trace of hinge mark on left stamp, VF and rare, expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $500
240 
 
15  5

Kolomyia issue

1918, black surcharge 5(s) on Austrian King Karl I 15h brownish red, slightly blurred surcharge from position 5, full OG, VLH, VF, Z. Mikulski opinion, Scott #5, C.v. $90
45 
 
16  8
1918, black surcharge 10(s) on Austrian Arms 12h light blue, tied on a piece by Kolomyia date stamp, VF and very scarce, Z. Mikulski certificate, C.v. $1,000, Scott #8, C.v. $1,500
475 
 
17 **   9

Registration stamps

1919, 30s black on rose paper, full size margins and very fresh, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $200
140 
 
18  9
1919, 30s black on rose paper, vertical pair of two different types, tied by Baginsberg (German colony in Kolomyia) "22.12.18" date stamp, mostly VF and very scarce, expertized by J. Bulat
375 
 
19    9
1919, cover from Gwozdziec to Sniatyn, franked by registration stamp of 30s and pair of Arms 10h red lilac, minor soiling at right and vertical fold away from the stamps, F/VF and scarce, expertized by J. Bulat, ex- Mikulski
475 
 
20    9
1919, special delivery cover from Chernelytsia to Kolomyia, franked by registration stamp of 30s and four Austrian adhesives, appropriate postal markings, VF and scarce, expertized by J. Bulat, ex-Mikulski
550 
 
21 **   10
1919, 50s black on thin rose paper, vertical strip of three different types, official violet hs on reverse, slightly rounded corners, fresh quality, mostly VF, Scott C.v. $450++
240 
 
22 **   10
1919, 50s black on thick rose paper, vertical pair of types 2 and 3, nice condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, Scott #10, C.v. $300
140 
 
23 **   10
1919, 50s black on thin rose paper, vertical pair of types 4 and 5, no gum as produced, NH, VF
140 
 
24 **/*   10
1919, 50s black on rose paper, four values, two on thin and two on thick paper, no gum as produced, NH or hinged (1), F/VF (website photo)
240 
 
25 **   10 var
1919, 50s black on thin rose paper, double impression, cut through right frame, no gum as produced, NH, fine and very rare, Michel #6DD, €2,500 (not listed either in Bulat or Scott)
450 
 
26    10
1919, registered cover from Kolomyia to Stanyslaviv, franked by registration stamp of 50s ad Austrian Arms of 40h olive green, mostly VF, ex-Mikulski
450 
 
27 **/*   11

First Stanyslaviv Issue
The First Set

1919, black surcharge 3sh on 3h violet, block of four (positions 1-2/6- 7) and horizontal pair (positions 2-3) with appropriate varieties - no dot after "H" (position 3) and wide space between stars (position 6), full OG, NH (2) or previously hinged, F/VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
130 
 
28  11 var
1919, black surcharge 3sh on 3h violet, two stamps with surcharges dramatically shifted to the right, neat postal cancellations, F/VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski and Romeko
95 
 
29 **/*   12, var
1919, black surcharge 5sh on 5h light green, horizontal strip of three (positions 2-4), a single (position 6) and horizontal strip of five (positions 21-25), appropriate varieties "no dot", wide space between stars and weak letters "i" (positions 22-23), full OG, NH or LH (single), VF, expertized by Z. Mikulski and K. Korner
190 
 
30 **/*   12, var
1919, black surcharge 5sh on 5h light green, complete setting of 25 values, representing surcharge varieties on positions 3, 6, 10, 19, 20, 21-25, mounted on page from Z. Mikulski Collection, full OG, NH or hinged (4), VF, expertized by K. Korner and L. Stein
375 
 
31    11-12
1919, cover from Stanyslaviv to Leipzig, franked by 3sh in block of five and two stamps of 5sh, appropriate Stanyslaviv date stamp cancellation, VF, ex-Mikulski with his expert's hs at the bottom
400 
 
32 **/*   13, var
1919, black surcharge 6sh on 6h orange, horizontal pair (positions 3-4) and two singles (positions 6 and 23), "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i" varieties, full OG, NH (1) or LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
95 
 
33 **/*   14, var
1919, black surcharge 10sh on 10h red lilac, two horizontal pairs (positions 3-4 and 6-7) and horizontal strip of three (positions 21-23), appropriate varieties - "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i", full OG, NH (1) or LH, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
140 
 
34 **/*   15, var
1919, black surcharge 12sh on 12h bright blue, horizontal pair (positions 2-3), a single (position 6) and horizontal strip of three (positions 21-23), middle stamp of the last one has short perforation at the bottom, appropriate varieties - "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i", full OG, NH (1) or LH, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
130 
 
35 **/*   16, var
1919, black surcharge 15sh on 15h brownish red, block of four (positions 1-2/6-7) and horizontal strip of four (positions 21-24), "wide space" and "weak "i" varieties, full OG, NH or LH (4), VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
100 
 
36 **/*   17, var
1919, black surcharge 20sh on 20h blue green, two horizontal pairs (positions 3-4 and 6-7) and horizontal strip of three (positions 21-23), appropriate varieties - "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i", full OG, NH (1) or LH, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
140 
 
37  18
1919, black surcharge 30sh on 30h violet, two values from positions 10 and 16, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski, Scott #16, C.v. $500
130 
 
38  18 var
1919, black surcharge 30sh on 30h violet, two postally used values from positions 3 and 6, no dot after "H" and wide space between stars varieties, VF, expertized by Borek, K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
140 
 
39 **/*   19, var
1919, black surcharge 40sh on 40h olive green, a single (position 3), block of four (positions 6-7/11-12) and horizontal strip of four (positions 22-25), appropriate varieties - "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i", full OG, NH (3) or LH, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
150 
 
40 **/*   20, var
1919, black surcharge 50sh on 50h dark green, block of nine (positions 1-3, 6-8, 11-13), including no dot after "H" (position 3) and wide space between stars on position 6 varieties, full OG, NH (5), or LH, VF, ex-Mikulski
190 
 
41 **/*   21, var
1919, black surcharge 60sh on 60h dark blue, two singles (positions 3 and 6) and horizontal strip of four (positions 21-24), "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i" varieties, full OG, NH (3), or LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner, ex- Mikulski
140 
 
42 */U   22, var
1919, black surcharge 80sh on 80h brown red, horizontal strip of three (positions 2-4), a single (position 6) and horizontal strip of four (positions 21-24), the last one is postally used, each item representing varieties - "no dot", "wide space" and "weak "i", full OG, NH (1), LH or used, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
130 
 
43 **/*   23, var
1919, black surcharge 1hr on 1k carmine on yellowish paper, two horizontal strips of three (positions 13-15, 21- 23), five stamps have malformed letter "Я" variety, full OG, NH (2) or LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
95 
 
44 */U   25, 27, var
1919, black surcharge 3hr on 3k carmine rose, mint and used stamps printed on ordinary or granite paper in horizontal pairs, one stamp of each pair without a dot after "H" variety (position 3), full OG or postally used, VF, several experts'hs on reverse, ex-Mikulski
100 
 
45 **   28 var
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k light olive green, scarce color shade variety, size 26x29mm, perfect centering, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by J. Bulat and K. Korner, ex- Mikulski
240 
 
46 */U   28 var
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k yellow green, two singles and postally used horizontal pair, left stamp of which has no dot after "H" (position 3), one single stamp has size 26x29mm, the other one and pair - 25x30mm, printed on yellowish, white or grayish paper, full OG, LH or used, VF, each one with several experts' hs on reverse, ex- Mikulski
375 
 
47  29
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k dark olive green, bold color, fresh condition, full OG, LH, fine and scarce single, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski, Scott #26, C.v. $800
275 
 
48  29
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k dark olive green, fresh color and intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
300 
 
49 **/*   29, var
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k dark olive green, horizontal pair (positions 2-3), right stamp has no dot after "H" variety, nice centering, full OG, NH or hinged, VF and rare pair, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
700 
 
50  29
1919, black surcharge 4hr on 4k dark olive green, neatly cancelled on a piece by Stanyslaviv "2.V.19" date stamp, VF, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski and others
240 
 
51  30
1919, black surcharge 10hr on 10k violet on bluish paper, fresh color and intact perforation, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski certificate, C.v. $800
350 
 
52  30
1919, black surcharge 10hr on 10k violet on bluish paper, surcharge position 15, bold color, full OG, VLH, fine and scarce single, expertized by K. Korner and others, Z. Mikulski certificate
375 
 
53  30
1919, black surcharge 10hr on 10k violet on bluish paper, excellent centering, full OG, LH, VF, appropriate expert's hs on reverse, ex-Mikulski
350 
 
54  30
1919, black surcharge 10hr on 10k violet on bluish paper, position 21, neat Stanyslaviv cancellation on a piece, VF, several experts' hs on reverse, Z. Mikulski certificate
275 
 
55 **/*   31, c

Second Stanyslaviv Issue
The Second Set (Surcharges on Postage Due Stamps of Bosnia)

1919, black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single with no dot after "H" (position 3), horizontal pair right stamp with no"H" (positions 4-5) and block of four - upper right stamp has no " еп", lower left one has no "У" (positions 16- 17/21-22), full OG, NH (1) or LH, VF, properly expertized, ex-Mikulski, C.v. $760 as singles
190 
 
56  31 var
1919, black surcharge 1 "shahiv" instead of "shaha" on 1h black red and yellow, three values with additionally more or less shifted surcharges, full OG, LH, F/VF, various experts' hs on reverse, ex-Mikulski
400 
 
57  31a
1919, inverted black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, horizontal pair, left stamp without a dot after "H" variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF, several experts hs on reverse, Z. Mikulski opinion, C.v. $160++
95 
 
58  31a var
1919, inverted black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without "H" variety (position 5 of not inverted setting), full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Dr. Berger and K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
95 
 
59  31a var
1919, inverted black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without " еп" variety (position 17 of not inverted setting), full OG, LH, F/VF, several experts' hs on reverse, Z. Mikulski opinion
95 
 
60  31a var
1919, inverted black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without "У" variety (position 21 of not inverted setting), full OG, LH, F/VF, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
95 
 
61  31b
1919, double black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, horizontal pair from positions 11-12, full OG, LH, F/VF, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski, C.v. $220 as singles
95 
 
62  31b var
1919, double black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without "H" variety (position 5), full OG, LH, VF, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
100 
 
63  31b var
1919, double black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without " еп" variety (position 17), full OG, previously hinged, VF, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Z. Mikulski Collection with his opinion
100 
 
64  31b var
1919, double black surcharge 1sh on 1h black, red and yellow, a single without "У" variety (position 21), full OG, VLH, VF, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
100 
 
65 **/*   32, var
1919, black surcharge 2sh on 2h black, red and yellow, two horizontal pairs (positions 2-3 and 4-5) and vertical strip of three (positions 12/17/22), "no dot", no "H" and no " еп" varieties, full OG, NH or LH/hinged, F/VF, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
95 
 
66 **/*   32, var
1919, black surcharge 2sh on 2h black, red and yellow, block of nine (positions 11-13/16-18/21-23), no " еп" on the middle stamp and no "У" on lower left one, short perforation at the bottom, fresh, full OG, NH or LH(2),F/VF, expertized by Dr. Berger and K. Korner, ex- Mikulski
140 
 
67 **/*   33, b
1919, black surcharge 3sh on 3h black, red and yellow, complete setting of 25 stamps, representing all existing varieties - no dot, no "H", no " еп" and no "У" varieties on positions 3, 5, 17 and 21, full OG, NH or LH(3), VF, ex-Mikulski
400 
 
68 **/*   33, b var
1919, black surcharge 3sh on 3h black, red and yellow, vertical pair and strip of three (positions 4/9 and 12/17/22) with strongly shifted surcharges, middle stamp of the strip has in addition no " еп" variety, full OG, NH or LH(1),VF, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
95 
 
69  33 var
1919, black surcharge 3sh on 3h black, red and yellow, a single with transposed lines of surcharge ("Poshta" under "Shahiv") variety, full OG, LH, F/VF and scarce, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
190 
 
70 */U   34, e
1919, black surcharge 4sh on 4h black, red and yellow, mint single (position 3) and three horizontal pairs with favor cancellations from positions 4-5, 16-17 and 21-22, representing all existing varieties - no dot, no "H", no" еп" and no"У" varieties, full OG, mostly VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski, Michel #32 var, €2,700++
375 
 
71  34b
1919, double black surcharge 4sh on 4h black, red and yellow, second surcharge shifted to the top and turned clockwise, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
140 
 
72  34b
1919, double black surcharge 4sh on 4h black, red and yellow, second surcharge turned clockwise, minor soiling and marginal wrinkle at left, full OG, LH and fine, expertized by Dr. Berger, K. Korner with Z. Mikulski opinion
95 
 
73  34b var
1919, double black surcharge 4sh on 4h black, red and yellow, both surcharges from position 5 without "H" variety, internal gum wrinkle, full OG, previously hinged, F/VF and very rare, only a few stamps possible with double surcharge and that variety, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski Collection with his opinion
275 
 
74  34c var
1919, double black surcharge 4 "shahiv" instead of "shahi" on 4h black, red and yellow, nice and fresh single, VF and rare, expertized by L. Marbach, ex-Mikulski
240 
 
75  34c var
1919, double black surcharge 4 "shahiv" instead of "shahi" on 4h black, red and yellow, neatly cancelled on a piece, fresh, VF and rare, expertized by Z. Mikulski
190 
 
76  34c var
1919, double black surcharge 4 "shahiv" instead of "shahi" on 4h black, red and yellow, a single from position 21 with added "Y" instead of "У" variety, full OG, LH, VF and very rare, expertized by L. Marbach, ex- Mikulski
450 
 
77    34c
1919, cover from Stryj to Vienna, franked by seven values, including 4 "shahiv" on 4h (corrected plate) in block of five, appropriately cancelled, light vertical fold away from the stamps, VF and rare, this cover is illustrated in the Bulat handbook, ex-Z. Mikulski Collection
900 
 
78  36
1919, black surcharge 6sh on 6h black, red and yellow, position 4 of the first printing without a dot after "Укр" variety, full OG, previously hinged, VF and scarce, expertized by J. Bulat and L. Marbach, ex-Mikulski
240 
 
79  36
1919, black surcharge 6sh on 6h black, red and yellow, position 12 of the first printing with lower dot after " еп" variety, full OG, VLH, VF and scarce, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Mikulski
240 
 
80  36 var
1919, black surcharge 6sh on 6h black, red and yellow, first printing with transposed lines of surcharge ("Poshta" under "shahiv") variety, full OG, LH, fine and rare, expertized by L. Marbach, ex-Mikulski
375 
 
81 **   36a
1919, inverted black surcharge 6sh on 6h black, red and yellow, completely flawless single, full OG, NH, VF and rare, Z. Mikulski opinion, Scott #34a, C.v. $900 as hinged
450 
 
82  36a
1919, inverted black surcharge 6sh on 6h black, red and yellow, full OG, previously hinged, VF, several experts' hs on reverse, Z. Mikulski opinion
375 
 
83  37, b
1919, black surcharge 7sh on 7h black, red and yellow, two horizontal pairs (positions 4-5 and 17) and a single (position 21), all appropriate varieties presented, the last one has defected perforation at the bottom left, full OG,LH or hinged, F/VF, each one with several experts hs on reverse, ex-Mikulski
140 
 
84 **/*   37, b
1919, black surcharge 7sh on 7h black, red and yellow, block of four with surcharge turned clockwise, positions 16-17/21-22, upper right stamp without " еп", lower left has no "У" varieties, full OG, NH (both errors) or hinged, VF, expertized by K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
140 
 
85  37, var
1919, black surcharge 7sh on 7h black, red and yellow, vertical pair (positions 16/21), bottom stamp has no "У" and in addition omitted "shahiv" variety, some creased gum at the bottom, full OG, LH, VF appearance of this rare error, expertized by K. Korner, ex-Z. Mikulski Collection
375 
 
86  37a, var
1919, inverted black surcharge 7sh on 7h black, red and yellow, horizontal pair and three singles, last ones from positions 5, 17 and 21 (small faults) with appropriate varieties, full/large part of OG, F/VF, various experts' hs, position varieties with individual Z. Mikulski opinions
275 
 
87 **/*   38, d
1919, black surcharge 8sh on 8h black, red and yellow, two singles (positions 3 and 5) and block of six (positions 16-18/21-23), representing all existing varieties - no dot, no "H", no " еп" and no "У" varieties, full OG, NH(4) or LH/hinged, expertized by J. Bulat, K. Korner and Z. Mikulski
275 
 
88  38 var
1919, black surcharge (8)sh on 8h black, red and yellow, only "Укр" and "shahiv" remained from surcharge due to foldover, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF and very rare, expertized by K. Korner, Z. Mikulski opinion
275 
 
89 **/*   38a, var
1919, inverted black surcharge (8)sh on 8h black, red and yellow, two stamps, one of which has no dot after "H" variety (position 3 of not inverted setting), full OG, NH or LH, VF, each one with Z. Mikulski opinion
95 
 
90  38b
1919, black placed vertically surcharge 8sh on 8h black, red and yellow, nice quality single, full OG, LH, VF and rare, only 20 stamps possible, Z. Mikulski opinion
550