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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1857-60 Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 35, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 64, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Vertical strip of three, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Augusta Me. Mar. 15" (1860) circular datestamps on cover to the Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins aboard the U.S.S. Mohican at St. Paul de Loando, West Coast of Africa, with original 1860-dated enclosure, interesting contents, missing top flap

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1857 ISSUE ON A COVER TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY SLOOP-OF-WAR MOHICAN, WHICH WAS PATROLLING THE WATERS OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA IN SEARCH OF SLAVE-TRADING VESSELS.

St. Paul de Loando was the capital of the Portuguese colony of Angola and a known area of activity for slave traders. The cover is addressed to Third Assistant Engineer James Atkins on the U.S.S. Mohican, which was patrolling the waters off the African coastline, and was written by his brother. Later this same year the Mohican captured the slave-carrying ship Erie, whose captain, Nathaniel Gordon, was hanged in 1862, the first man condemned under an 1820 Federal law declaring slave-trading a form of piracy. In August 1861 she departed the African coast to take part in the Battle of Port Royal and blockade duty in the Civil War.

Ex "Sevenoaks" and "Angel".

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 65, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Six singles, brilliant color, tied by five strikes of red "N.York Br. Pkt. 14 Paid Aug. 9" credit datestamp with an additional strike on bright white cover with printed address to S. Friedmann in Berlin, Germany, printed "Via LIVERPOOL" route directive, red "AACHEN 23 8 /FRANCO" framed datestamp (Aug. 23), receiving backstamp (Aug. 24) -- carried on the Cunarder Europa from Boston, departing Aug. 10, 1859, arriving Liverpool Aug. 20 -- immaculate condition, the second 10c stamp at top has a pre-use tear at bottom left, stamp at bottom left creased from placement at corner, short opening tear in cover at right, still Extremely Fine, a colorful and extraordinary double-rate cover with the New York credit datestamp used to cancel all six stamps, we have never seen another cover like this

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 66, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Vertical pair and single, natural interpane straight edge at left with centerline, deep rich color, tied by two bold strikes of "New York 20 Sep." Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid on bright white cover with printed address to S. Friedmann in Berlin, Germany, printed "Via LIVERPOOL" route directive with sender's ship-name directive "Per Steamer Europa", incredibly bold magenta "N.York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 20" 7c credit datestamp, red "AACHEN 4 10 /FRANCO" framed datestamp (Oct. 4), receiving backstamp (Oct. 5) -- carried on the Cunarder Europa from Boston, departing Sep. 21, 1859, arriving Liverpool Oct. 3 -- immaculate condition, Extremely Fine, a stunning cover with boldly struck markings and a very unusual use of the New York Ocean Mail datestamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 266, California and Western Postal History including Pony Express10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, tied by two strikes of "Benicia Cal. Oct. 25" (1860) circular datestamp on cover to Neponsett Mass. with "Overland--via--Los Angeles" hand-colored illustrated four-horse stagecoach design, Sanborn correspondence, absolutely fresh and pristine

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP ON A SUPERB COVER BEARING THE HAND-COLORED "OVERLAND VIA LOS ANGELES U.S. MAIL" STAGECOACH DESIGN.

Ex Judd and White. With 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 270, California and Western Postal History including Pony ExpressPony Express, St. Joseph, Aug. 16 (1860) Carmine Running Pony Datestamp, Pony Express, St. Joseph, Aug. 16 (1860) Carmine Running Pony DatestampPony Express, St. Joseph, Aug. 16 (1860) Carmine Running Pony Datestamp. Mostly clear strike with manuscript ”1 AM” arrival time next to date on back of cover to ”Capt. James Coffin, Warren R.I. U.S.A.” with instructions ”To be forwarded by Pony Express”, 10c Green, Ty. V (35) tied by blue “The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 4” oval datestamp and also by bluish-black “St. Joseph Mo. Aug. 17, 1860” circular datestamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF TEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RUNNING PONY HANDSTAMP STRUCK IN CARMINE--THIS IS THE EARLIEST OF THE SIX EASTBOUND COVERS AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR WITH 10-CENT ADHESIVE STAMPS. ONE OF THE FINEST PONY EXPRESS COVERS EXTANT.

The St. Joseph Running Pony handstamp was normally struck in black, but the FKW census records ten covers with this marking struck in the distinctive carmine color. They are dated from August 12 to September 13, 1860, and all but two are struck on the backs of the covers. Four have 10c adhesive stamps (Scott 35), all eastbound with the carmine oval struck on the back as a receiving mark.

This cover was sent from San Francisco on August 4, 1860, after the new recalibrated Pony Express rate of $2.50 per quarter-ounce was announced at St. Joseph. Because news of the rate change took approximately two weeks to reach the West Coast, it was not implemented in San Francisco until the August 15 eastbound trip.

The “U.S.A.” designation in the address and “To be forwarded” instructions make it almost certain that this cover originated outside the United States, probably from a travelling member of the prominent Coffin family, several of whom were whaling captains.

FKW Census E12. Illustrated in Needham-Berthold article (Collectors Club Philatelist reprint). Ex Dr. Paine, Emerson, Hall, Gruys, Twigg-Smith and Haub.

E. 50,000-75,000
52,500
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2020-06-30
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 271, California and Western Postal History including Pony Express10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by target cancel applied on arrival in St. Joseph, bold strike of "Pony Express San Francisco Sep. 29" (1860) blue Running Pony oval datestamp, manuscript "Per Pony Express Sep 29 '60" directive at top of blue cover to Eugene Kelly at Fulton Street address in New York City, manuscript "1/4" (quarter ounce, $2.50 express charge), carried on the eastbound trip that left San Francisco on September 29, 1860, and arrived at St. Joseph on October 10, bold strike of "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Oct. 10" oval datestamp which ties corner of stamp, "Saint Joseph Mo. Oct. 11" double-circle datestamp struck upon entering the mails to New York, half of back replaced along with small part of top right corner of cover, small portion of Running Pony marking drawn in, some slight staining

FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF EASTBOUND PONY EXPRESS MAIL WITH ALL MARKINGS CLEARLY STRUCK AND A 10-CENT 1859 ISSUE FRANKING.

FKW Census E22. Illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service on p. 274. Ex Krug and Walske. Signed Ashbrook. With 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
7,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8167, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Rich color, tied by bold strike of red "New-York Oct. 25" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Havana, Cuba, bold "NA1" due marking, some slight erosion in address, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-06-04
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8168, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, choice centering, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 23, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded printed circular to Shopfheim, Switzerland, red New York 18c credit datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, very unusual circular prepaid at the full 21c rate via French Mail instead of the circular rate

E. 300-400
425
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2020-06-04
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8417, California and Western Mails10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Straight edge at left, tied by "Sacramento City Cal. Feb. 3" circular datestamp on light red "Putt's Overland Envelope" with small illustrations of stagecoaches to Brooklyn N.Y., barely reduced at left, recipient and address crossed out, Fine and scarce use, the different “Putt’s Overland Envelopes” were published to promote the cause of building a railroad to replace the stagecoach mail route, all of the text on front and back is a sarcastic celebration of “Uncle Sam’s Great Mule Railroad.”, ex William West

E. 300-400
425
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2163, California-Related10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 20, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to Painesville O., with "Via Panama" with illustrated sidewheel steamship design, slightly reduced at right, stamp with natural s.e. at right, cover with small corner faults and a few small age spots, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
550
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