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Lots 953 - 993,
Catalogue of Stamp Auction #82, June 21, 2019. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Curr.$
Bid
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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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Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
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
 
Closed  
990 (*)   5b

Starobyelsk

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

Toropets

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