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Lots 596 - 614,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
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596  26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, "kcn" instead of "kon" variety at the bottom inscription, position 1, full OG, LH, VF and scarce
 
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597 **   26 var
1875, 2k black and red, printed on horizontally laid paper, one dot instead of ": " after "kon" at the bottom inscription, position 49, full OG, NH, VF and scarce
 
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598  26a
1875, 2k black and red, printed on vertically laid paper, tiny spot of scratched gum on the right, nice and fresh quality otherwise, full OG, previously hinged, VF appearance of this very rare stamp, several expert's hs on reverse, C.v. $6,750
 
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599  27b
1879, 7k gray and rose, printed on vertically laid paper, bright colors and intact perforation, full OG, previously hinged, VF and rare, especially in premium condition, P. Buchsbayew certificate, C.v. $2,000
Click here to see the certificate
 
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600  27
1879, three trial color proofs of 7k in blue and rose, lilac and green, brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, LH, VF
 
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601 **   28, c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, complete pane of 25 (top right from a sheet of 100), bottom right stamp with "Сосемь" variety (position 50), no folds or separations, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $1,875 as singles
Click here to see enlarged fragment
 
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602  28c
1875, 8k gray and rose, printed on horizontally laid paper, "Сосемь" variety (position 50), full OG, LH, F/VF centering
 
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603  29 var
1875, 10k brown and blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, spectacular center offset on reverse, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF
 
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604 **   31-38, 32a
1883-88, 1k-70k, complete set of nine, including both shades of 2k stamp, all marginal singles printed on horizontally laid paper, post office fresh quality unit, full OG, NH, VF
 
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605  32
1883-88, perforated plate proof of 2k in green (close to issued color), changed background and Crown, printed on vertically laid paper, full OG, very light trace of hinge, VF and very rare, a common stamp on horizontally laid paper is included for comparison, N. Mandrovski certificate
 
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606 **   35a
1883-88, 7k blue, top sheet margin imperforated single printed on horizontally laid paper, full OG, NH, VF, signed Z. Mikulski with slight traces of ink handstamp on the face at bottom, C.v. $800 as hinged
 
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607  43-44 imp
1889, 20k blue and carmine, 50k violet and green, two imperforated singles printed on horizontally laid paper, a part of red letter at the bottom of "Obrazets" overprint, enlarged margins, full OG, very light traces of hinge, VF and rare, these stamps had never been issued imperforated, SC #55-56 imp
 
Closed  
608 **   45a
1889, 1r brown, pale brown and orange, printed on horizontally laid paper, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, light fold, full OG, NH, VF appearance of this rare perforation error
 
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609  49
1889-92, imperforated plate proof of 5k in lilac (no background), printed on very thin paper with security text, right sheet margin single, no gum as produced, NH (LH on margin only), VF
 
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610  50
1889-92, non-postal use of 7k blue, printed on horizontally laid paper, sheet of 99 (missing one stamp for completion and left margin) with control "2" at the bottom left, violet revenue cancellation and puncture on most stamps, perforation strengthened by hinges, mounted on thin cardboard, still VF and very unusual
 
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611 **   53
1889-92, 3.50r black and gray, complete sheet of 25, minor marginal perforation reinforcements, nice and fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,250++
 
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612  55a
1902, 1k orange, left sheet margin horizontal imperforated pair printed on vertically laid paper, nice looking item with redistributed original gum, VF appearance, C.v. $2,200
 
Closed  
613 **   56d
1902, 2k green, printed on vertically laid paper, bottom margin single with double impression of background (second print significantly misplaced), full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $450
 
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614  57b
1902, 3k carmine, printed on vertically laid paper, top right corner margin single with double impression, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $275
 
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