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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
1861-66 Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1268, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Bottom right diagonal half, used with entire stamp and cancelled by target on buff cover to Waynesboro Penn., bisect affected from placement over edge of cover, accompanying certificate notes "extensively repaired" which mostly consists of front and back rejoined, Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,500.00

E. 200-300
800
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2140, 1861-66 Issue (including First Day of Issue)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Bottom right diagonal half, tied by both target and "Delaware O. May 9" double-circle datestamp on locally addressed lady's cover with elaborate monogram, with original 1870-dated enclosure with similar monogram, some soiling, otherwise Fine, with 1950 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 400-500
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
c
Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1123, Biscect Uses2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Top right diagonal half in pair with full stamp, tied across the cut by target cancel, "Manchester Md Dec. ?" circular datestamp on buff cover to Railroad, York County Pa., missing part of backflap, Very Fine use of a Black Jack bisect to pay the 3c rate from the Everhart correspondence, ex Judd and Dr. Rorke, with 1931 letter of authenticity from Eugene Klein

1,500
950
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
c
Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1550, Foreign Mails: Switzerland2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Right diagonal half showing top of Jackson's head and one eye, used with vertical pair of 10c Green (68), trivial short perfs and scuff at upper left from separation, the bisect well tied across the cut and right side, all stamps tied by "Harrisburg Pa. Jun. 11" (1866) duplex datestamp and cork cancel on cover to Unterentfelden, Canton Aargau, Switzerland, sender carefully wrote route directive "via Havre en France, franco" and prepaid the 21c rate via French Mail, but the cover was sent by Bremen Mail, red "N. York U.S. Pkt. Paid, Jun. 14" circular datestamp, blue three-line Bremen transit handstamp, backstamped Basel and Aarau (Jul. 4, 1866)

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF A 2-CENT BLACK JACK BISECT ON COVER TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION. A REMARKABLE TRANSATLANTIC COVER AND BLACK JACK USE.

This cover to Switzerland was intended to go via Havre, France, as per the sender's written directive at upper left. The sender in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, carefully affixed the precise amount of postage required for the 21c French Mail rate to Switzerland, using two 10c 1861 stamps and a diagonal bisect of the 2c Black Jack. However, after the letter reached the New York foreign-mail office, the instructions were ignored, and it was placed on board the steamer Baltic, bound for Bremen. The Baltic was a former Collins Line vessel that served as a transport ship during the Civil War and, after the war, was operated by the short-lived North American Lloyd Line (Ruger Brothers). Examples of mail carried by the North American Lloyd Line are extremely rare, because the service ran for only seven months (February to September 1866) due to a shortage of capital. In 1867 the same vessels began operating on the Bremen route under a new name -- the New York & Bremen Steamship Company -- a change precipitated by protests from the North German Lloyd Line that the American company's earlier name was too similar to its own. The Baltic sailed from New York with this cover on June 14, 1866, and arrived in Bremen on June 30, after a stop at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, ten miles from Southampton. At Bremen the blue "Franco" (Paid) handstamp was applied, and the cover traveled by train to Switzerland. The rate to Switzerland via Bremen was 19c, so the 21c postage ended up overpaying the cheaper rate by 2c.

Ex Tyler ("Mr. X", Ward sale, Dec. 6, 1938), Worden, Russo and Faiman. With letter from Stanley B. Ashbrook and 1977 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2321, 1861-67 Issues2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Top left diagonal half, in pair with full stamp, tied across the cut by open bar cancels, matching Coopersport Pa. circular datestamp on cover to Whitneys Point N.Y., full stamp with small tear and cover with tear above stamps, still Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 400-500
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4104, 1861-68 Issue2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Bottom left diagonal half, in pair with full stamp, tied across the cut by light strike of Penn. circular datestamp on orange cover to Huntingdon Pa., missing part of top flap and some wear, still Very Fine, with 1955 P.F. certificate

1,500
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
c
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3224, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-78)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Used in pair with normal and tied across the cut by neat "Palmyra Pa. Apr. 26" circular datestamp with day in manuscript, on buff cover to Norristown Penn., stamp with internal tear not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1960 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter noting "stamps with defects at center"

1,500
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 267, 1861-66 Issue, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Horizontal pair with right stamp bisected, each cancelled by matching fancy target in homemade blackish brown ink, tied across the cut on cover to Green Castle Pa., matching "Leitersburg, Md. Nov. 9" circular datestamp, manuscript"Paid", with 1866 enclosure

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB BISECTED USE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Accompanied by a second cover from same correspondence showing normal payment with a 3c 1861. With copy of 1968 P.F. certificate.

1,500
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 44, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Horizontal pair with right stamp bisected, each cancelled by matching fancy target in homemade blackish brown ink, tied across the cut on cover to Green Castle Pa., matching "Leitersburg, Md. Nov. 9" circular datestamp, manuscript"Paid", with 1866 enclosure

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB BISECTED USE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Accompanied by a second cover from same correspondence showing normal payment with a 3c 1861. With copy of 1968 P.F. certificate.

1,750
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2007-09-26
The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 939, Lot Number 105, 2-Cent 1863-68 Black Jacks 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Tied together with full 2c stamp by segmented cork, "Gum Tree Pa. July 13" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia, with original 1872-dated contents, blue "Due 1" in circle handstamp, reduced at right into 2c stamp and with piece out at bottom right, still Fine, unusually late Black Jack usage and attempted use of the bisect, with 1976 P.F. certificate

1,750
225
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30 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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