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Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
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 2285, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Three singles, cancelled by corks, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 7 Nov. 10" (1860) credit datestamp on small cover to Geneva, Switzerland, sender's routing instructions "Per Prussian Closed Mail", two stamps tied by red boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, boxed "Franco/Preuss. Rep. Vereins/Auganga-Grenzes" (Paid to the Austrian-German Border), boxed "Short Paid" and red crayon "20", various backstamps, slightly reduced at left, stamps with few short perfs and some slight toning, still Fine and unusual, the 35c should have fully prepaid the 35c rate with a 1c overpayment (perhaps a carrier fee), the U.S. credit should have been 12c and the short paid marking was unnecessary, ex J. David Baker

E. 750-1,000
400
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 328, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, Magnificent strip of seven of the 1859 12¢ Perforated Issue from Plate 3 on cover to Paris

12¢ Black, Plate 3 (36B), horizontal strip of seven, second and third stamps from left show double framelines, remarkably choice centering, used with two singles of 3¢ Dull Red, Type III (26) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 9"(1860) circular datestamps on buff cover to Paris, France, red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 1860 Jul. 9" exchange office circular datestamp also ties strip, French arrival datestamp (July 23), receiving backstamp, light vertical file fold barely affects strip (mostly between stamps), left stamp perfs slightly affected from placement at edge of cover, missing part of backflap and a few minor cover flaws, Very Fine, this is one of the largest multiples of the 1859 12¢ issue from Plate 3 recorded, a wonderfully rare franking paying the six-times 15¢ rate to France, ex Grunin, Kapiloff and "Sevenoaks", illustrated in Brookman Vol. I (p. 248) and Rose, The First United States Perforated Stamps--The 1857 Issue (p. 67)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1155, South America12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, choice centering with left interpane margin, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by grids, "Bloomsburg Pa. Sep. 17" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Quito, Ecuador, red "24" credit handstamp, Panama transit datestamp (Sep. 30), small cover tear at bottom, Very Fine use paying the 34c rate by American Packet then British Packet via Panama

E. 750-1,000
950
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1186, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, small flaws mostly from placement near edge of cover, tied by red "Philada. Br. Pkt. 19 Aug. 14" (1860) credit datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to London, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20) tied by "466" barred oval and "Liverpool AU 27, 1860" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, slight edgewear, Very Fine and attractive, ex Grunin, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1280, Germany12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Intense shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Feb. 20" (1861) double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Germany, red "N. York Brem. Pk. Paid 12 1861 Feb. 23" credit datestamp, sender's directive "Via Hamburg or Bremen" at top, Hamburg and Bahnhof backstamps, Very Fine and attractive, apparently carried on the NGL's New York, which went into the docks at Southampton for repairs, very little mail was carried

E. 300-400
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1416, India and Afghanistan12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal strip of three, used with horizontal pair of 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), cancelled by magenta "Gansevoort N.Y. Paid 38" manuscript postmark on yellow 1861 cover with red and blue Waving Flag with Soldier and Sword Patriotic cover design to Calcutta, India, addressed to Capt. Thomas Melville on the ship Meteor, red crayon "15" credit, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp (July 9), Alexandria (July 17) and Calcutta Steam Letter (Aug. 12) backstamps, left 1c stamp piece out at left, 12c stamps small creases, some edgewear including sealed cover tear at right

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF A PATRIOTIC COVER TO INDIA THAT WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. IT IS ADDRESSED TO THOMAS MELVILLE, THE YOUNGEST BROTHER OF FAMED AUTHOR HERMAN MELVILLE, WHO WAS CAPTAIN OF THE METEOR.

An interesting article at https://www.southcoasttoday.com/special/20160218/moby-dick-author-melville-had-whaling-ties-to-westport describes the beginning of the voyage of the Meteor to India. It notes "Brother Herman made at least one trip with Thomas on Meteor, sailing from Boston to San Francisco on his brother’s ship from May to August of 1860. Herman went home on another ship, while Thomas sailed Meteor to the Philippines, China and Calcutta, where it was sold; he got back to Boston in January of 1862 to look for another captaincy." This cover, which arrived in August 1861, would have been sent to Thomas on this last journey.

Our Power Search and extensive library do not contain another Patriotic cover sent to India. For some reason, the use of Patriotics was primarily confined to destinations in Europe. Destinations beyond Europe, such as India, China, Australia and other exotic locations, were primarily confined to communicating with either business, missionary or military activities, and so almost no mail was sent espousing political views.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
14,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-06-28
The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 521, Adams Express Through the Lines3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (26, 36B), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (26, 36B)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (26, 36B). 3c slightly trimmed at top, cancelled by red grids on blue folded letter written in French to Paris, France, datelined "New Orleans, August 9, 1861" and addressed to "Monsieur G d'Arnaud de Vitrolles", red "New York Paid 3 Aug. 17" credit datestamp, ultramarine Havre transit (Aug. 29) ties 3c stamp, red "PD" in frame, Paris receiving backstamp, Very Fine and rare, this was carried by Adams Express through the lines, it must have gone through Louisville as no other routes were available during this period in August, but there are no Adams or Louisville markings (it may have been contained in a larger envelope with other covers until its arrival in New York), it was carried to France on the Havre Line's Fulton, departing from New York on August 17, 1861, arriving in Havre on August 29, two other covers from this correspondence, carried on the same New York sailing, are among the most iconic and valuable of all Civil War through-the-lines uses (see Siegel Sale 981, lots 4123-4124 -- the 30c cover will be offered again by Siegel in the William H. Gross sale in October 2018), a history of the Arnaud de Vitrolles family may be found at http://gillesdubois.blogspot.com/2007/05/arnaud-de-vitrolles.html (also see lot 516)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 77, 1851-60 Issues12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, s.e. at sides, few toned perfs, tied by red "Phila. Br. Pkt. 19 Aug. 6" credit datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to London, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain 1p Red (33) tied by "466" in barred oval cancel, "Liverpool AU 21, 60" circular datestamp, Liverpool and London backstamps, opened a bit roughly at right, otherwise Fine, carried on the Inman Line's Kangaroo

E. 300-400
160
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 475, Civil War: Union Patriotics12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Two singles arranged as a vertical pair, lower stamp has double frameline at right, tied by bold strike of "Reading Pa. Jul. 6, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue "Nationality and Protection" Eagle, Shield and Flag Patriotic cover to Ireland, red "19" credit, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL AND IMMACULATE PATRIOTIC COVER TO IRELAND WITH THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Ex Haas, Kapiloff and "Sevenoaks"

E. 7,500-10,000
15,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4452, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Perfs trimmed at left, used with 1c Blue (63) and five 3c Rose (65), three 3c s.e., tied by large Boston "Paid" grids and red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 8" credit datestamp on Major General John E. Wool Patriotic cover to Vienna, Austria, 1863 usage, red framed Aachen transit, endorsed "Per 'Arabia' via England & Belgium", receiving backstamp, 1c and one of the 3c stamps faulty

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR AND RARE ANGELL PATRIOTIC COVER TO AUSTRIA COMBINING THE 12-CENT STAMP FROM THE 1857 ISSUE WITH THE ONE-CENT AND 3-CENT STAMPS FROM THE 1861 ISSUE.

Only five covers in the Matthies sale of Angell covers bear a combination of stamps from the two issues.

Ex Matthies and Myers. With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
7,500
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62 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 7


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