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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1847 Issue
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 511, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 10L, huge margins all around including enormous top right corner margins, 3-4mm at right and 8mm at top, intense early impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Aug. 25" (1847) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Vienna N.Y.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER. FROM A RELATIVELY RECENT DISCOVERY, WHICH WAS OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR 2006 RARITIES SALE.

In his extensive census of the 10c 1847 issue with corner sheet margins, Philip T. Wall records a total of sixteen used stamps on or off cover (another three or four covers have since been recorded). Others can be plated as corner margin positions but do not show significant sheet margins. Many of these have faults, the most common being creases in the selvage.

This cover was part of a find of eleven 5c and 10c 1847 covers, which were discovered in 2004 in Geneva, New York. Nine of the eleven are addressed to Samuel Baldwin.

USPCS census no. 7910. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
24,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1847 Issue
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 512, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 22R, large margins to full at upper left, tied by blurry strike of blue "Philada. Pa. 10 Nov. 5" (1849) 10c integral-rate circular datestamp with second strike at right on folded letter to "Color Maker Hamilton Print Works" in Lowell Mass., with dark blue illustration of the medicinal plant Valerian, letter is from Arthur Campbell, an employee of the pharmaceutical company Powers & Weightman, contains lengthy and interesting content on pharmaceutical manufacturing and also references "Per Blood's Despatch" in origination address

VERY FINE. A VERY EARLY EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN RIGHTLY BE CALLED AN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING DESIGN ON A 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE COVER.

Powers & Weightman, who employed the writer of this letter and used the Valerian plant in its chemical compounds, was founded by William Weightman (1813-1904). Weightman was a prominent chemical manufacturer and one of the largest landowners in the United States during the mid-1800's. He was nicknamed the "Quinine King" and invented a synthetic form of the drug. The company merged in the 1920's with the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.

USPCS census no. 11820. Accompanied by a transcription of the letter. With 1990 P.S.E. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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1847 Issue
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 513, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large margins to ample at bottom right, proof-like impression, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jan. 29" (1851) circular datestamp with second strike at right on blue folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., Charnley & Whelen correspondence, fresh and outstanding condition

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 10-CENT 1847 PAIR ON COVER TO PHILADELPHIA.

USPCS census no. 4851. Ex Moody, Rust and Haub ("Erivan"). With 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 514, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Clear to large margins with huge bottom sheet margin, proof-like impression, used to forward a letter datelined at Savannah Ga., Dec. 22, 1848, to David Torrance in New York City, red "Savannah Ga. 10 Dec. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp, turned and re-addressed to Montreal, Canada, sender's routing "via Whitehall N.Y.", red "New-York Dec. 26" circular datestamp and matching "6" in circle handstamp used to cancel 10c stamp (well-tied), red Montreal receiving backstamp (Jan. 3, 1849), some splits along folds, repaired erosion along vertical file fold, stamp appears to have a very slight pressed crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON AN UNUSUAL TURNED COVER FROM SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK CITY, THEN FORWARDED TO MONTREAL, CANADA -- ADDING TO THE MIX IS THE PRESENCE OF THE "6" IN CIRCLE SHIP-LETTER RATE MARKING USED AS A CANCELLATION.

USPCS census no. 8142. Ex Boker and Gross

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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U.S. Stamps
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1847 Issue
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 516, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 32R, large margins to in at bottom, tied by red grid cancels on blue folded letter datelined "Montreal 26th April 1850" and sent from Montreal, Canada, to New York City, from the Kennedy correspondence, bold strike of red "Montreal L.C. AP 26, 1850" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp, manuscript "9" for Canadian pence postage (double 4-1/2p rate)

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON A COVER FROM CANADA TO THE UNITED STATES. THIS COVER WAS ACCEPTED AS FULLY PREPAID IN NEW YORK, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNDERPAID FOR THE DOUBLE WEIGHT CLASS. THE ONLY SUCH USE RECORDED IN THE USPCS CENSUS.

The manuscript "9" pence marking and letter content listing several enclosures indicate that this originally weighed more than the half-ounce single-rate limit. The correct U.S. postage from the border should have been 20c for a letter weighing between one-half and one ounce, sent over 300 miles. However, New York accepted this as fully prepaid and cancelled the stamp on arrival. This is the only double-rate use recorded in the USPCS census.

USPCS census no. 275. Illustrated and described in an article in Chronicle 222 (copy accompanies). Ex Ackerman and Mirksy.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2021-06-24
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 520, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to slightly cut in, tied by red grid cancels, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Aug. 15" (1848) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Pictou, Nova Scotia, sender's ship-name directive "pr America via New York" and carried aboard that Cunarder, which departed New York Aug. 16, manuscript "1/8" due marking, neat strikes of Halifax (Aug. 18) and Pictou (Aug. 20) backstamp, some slight edgewear and small ink erosion spot in address

FINE. A REMARKABLE AND RARE RETALIATORY RATE COVER FROM BOSTON TO NOVA SCOTIA VIA NEW YORK. ONLY TEN RETALIATORY RATE COVERS BEARING U.S. STAMPS ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.

The full history of the Retaliatory Rate period is told in our catalogue for the famous Rush cover, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2006/912/912.pdf . The so-called Retaliatory Period resulted from Great Britain's effort to maintain its monopoly on transatlantic mail carriage through the subsidized Cunard steamship line, which operated without competition from 1840 through 1846. In response to the emergence of subsidized American packets in 1847 (the Ocean Line), the British issued an order (effective June 9, 1847) authorizing its receiving offices to collect the usual British packet postage on letters carried to England by American subsidized steamers. This effectively allowed England to collect 24c packet charges for every inbound letter, whether or not any service had been performed.

The United States vehemently protested the British order through diplomatic channels, but efforts to persuade the government to rescind the anti-American postal tariff were unsuccessful. In December 1847, U.S. Postmaster General Cave Johnson petitioned Congress for power to levy like charges on mail carried by British steamers to or from the United States, but he was not authorized to do so until June 1848. On all Cunard sailings from June 24, 1848 (the Caledonia from Liverpool) through December 31, 1848 (the Europa arriving at New York), American packet postage was required on all inbound and outbound mail to England whether or not one of the American vessels was used, creating the so-called Retaliatory Rate. Beginning with the departure of the Europa from New York on January 10, 1849, earlier rates were restored, and soon after the new U.S.-British treaty rate was effected.

This cover to Nova Scotia reflects the dispute between Great Britain and the United States. The 10c strip of three pays the 5c rate for internal U.S. postage from Boston to New York, plus a 1c overpayment of the 24c Retaliatory Rate. The letter was carried aboard the Cunarder America, which departed New York on August 16 and stopped at Halifax on its way to Liverpool. The 1sh 8p due from recipient represents the one-shilling charge for British packet postage, plus 8 pence for internal postage for distance of 101 to 200 miles for delivery to Pictou (9 pence in local currency).

USPCS census no. 12904. Ex Pope, Dr. Robertson and Mirsky. With 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
32,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1847 Issue
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue and Reproduction (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by neat manuscript "X", red "Washington City Aug. 8" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Salem Mass., manuscript "Paid" at upper right, cover with slight toning not affecting stamp, Very Fine, ex Bleuler

E. 500-750
650
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1847 Issue
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1551, Stampless Covers thru 1861 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 23L, large margins to just in, bright shade, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Apr. ?" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "Philad. 4th April 1851" and addressed to Montreal, Canada, also with sender's manuscript "Paid to the lines" notation at top, red "Montreal L.C. AP 11, 1851" receiving backstamp, minor splitting along vertical file fold which is well away from stamp, Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of the 10c 1847 under the new U.S.-Canada treaty -- effective April 6, 1851, a new rate was established between the United States and Canada; mail was no longer prepaid just to the border, but the sender was apparently unaware of the impending rate change and marked it "paid to the lines"; by the time his letter arrived in Canada the new treaty was in effect, so it was considered fully prepaid to destination -- ex Hart and Mirsky, illustrated and described in an article in Chronicle 183

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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19th Century Issues
1847 Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1124, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, deep shade and sharp impression, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York 10 cts. Jul. 10" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Louisville Ky., yeardate confirmed by docketing, slight soiling

VERY FINE. A RARE EARLY USE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

The earliest recorded use of the 10c 1847 Issue is the famous July 2 cover, owned by William H. Gross and currently on loan to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The next earliest is used from New York to Illinois on July 9, the day before this cover was mailed. One other is also known used on July 10, which was a Saturday.

Ex Rose.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2020-12-15
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1125, 1847 Issue Covers10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to clear, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York 10cts Jul. 23" (1847) First Month circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Jonesboro Tenn., some docketing, some wear, Fine and scarce July 1847 use

E. 500-750
650
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