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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1869 Pictorial Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 116, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Date
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Grade
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1641, 1868 Grilled Issue thru 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Natural straight tedge at right, used with 1c Buff (112) and 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by grid cancels, "Council Bluffs Ioa. Oct. 25" (1869) circular datestamp on buff cover to Lund, Sweden, 1c also tied by red boxed "Hamburg Franco" handstamp, scarce type of red "4 Cents" handstamp applied at Chicago foreign-mail office for service beyond North German Union, receiving backstamp, carried on the HAPAG Allemannia, slightly reduced at bottom and missing small part of bottom flap, 10c tear and crease at upper right and some soiling, otherwise Fine, a colorful franking paying the 14c NGU Direct rate to Sweden, Michael Laurence records only two covers to Sweden with the 1c-3c-10c combination, Ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1288, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by circular cork cancel, "San Buenaventura Cal. Jul. 5" (1870) circular datestamp on Phantom Rate cover to Aurillac, France, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" backstamp, "6" cents credit handstamp, red London transit (Jul. 30) and "PD" in circle, Calais entry datestamp, docketing at left, stamp with a couple minor perf tip creases at right, Very Fine example of the elusive Phantom Rate, effective July 1, 1870, the new Anglo-French postal convention reduced the rate between Great Britain and France to 3p per 10 grams, which in turn reduced the Phantom Rate from 12c to 10c (with a corresponding reduction in credit to GB from 8c to 6c)

E. 500-750
350
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1289, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Intense shade and perfectly centered, barely noticeable sealed tear at right, tied by bold circle of V's cancel and red "New York Apr. 5" (1870) circular datestamp with matching "Too Late" straightline handstamp on small cover to Paris, France, sender's directive "Per Stm. Lafayette via Brest", blue Cherbourg transit (Apr. 17) and "8" decimes due handstamp, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine appearance, a two-part article in Chronicle 88 and 91 discusses the "Too Late" handstamp and records only three examples on 1869 issue covers, it was used to indicate that the letter missed the designated sailing, the Lafayette sailed Apr. 2 and this cover was carried on the HAPAG's Hammonia II, illustrated in North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75 (p. 186), ex Haas and Coulter, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1290, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, tied by fancy rosette cancel, red "New York Paid Direct Jan. 22" (1870) circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Berlin, Germany, red boxed "Bremen Franco" handstamp, transit backstamp, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
c
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2703, Fancy Cancels on the 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1870-88 Bank Notes Issues10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vivid color, tied by remarkably bold Leaf fancy cancel, red "New York Paid All Direct Sep. 23" (1869) circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Speyer, Germany, red Bremen boxed transit also ties stamp, Speyer arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine strike of this fancy cancel and very desirable on an overseas cover, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 117, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, vivid color, trivial short perf at right, tied by segmented cork cancels on bright white cover with part-printed address to Berlin, Germany, stamps deliberately affixed over the word "Liverpool" in route directive and sender has written "Hamburg" instead, prepaid for double 10c Direct rate, red "New York Paid All Direct Dec. 7" (1869) circular datestamp, red "HAMBURG/ 19/12 69 /FRANCO" framed datestamp, receiving backstamp (Dec. 20), "Solomon Beuthner New York" brown oval return address label on back -- Beuthner was a German Jewish merchant who established a business in Taos, New Mexico, in the 1850s -- Very Fine, a beautiful cover from the Friedmann correspondence

E. 750-1,000
700
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8223, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by negative "P" fancy cancel and "Pittsburgh Pa. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on buff cover to Germany, red New York credit datestamp, receiving backstamps, some slight soiling, Very Fine

E. 50-75
150
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8224, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Centered to bottom left, tied by blue rosette cancel, matching :"Savannah Ga. Dec. 23" circular datestamp on cover to Bremen, Germany, some age spots, Fine

E. 50-75
110
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 301, 6c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 115-119)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Superbly centered, intense shade, tied by perfect strike of segmented circular cork cancel on blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, sender's blue double-circle datestamp, red "New York Mar. 12" (1870) circular datestamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, French "5" decimes due handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ON A LETTER TO FRANCE, PREPAID FOR THE 10-CENT DIRECT RATE BUT SENT BY BRITISH OPEN MAIL.

The 1857 U.S.-French postal treaty expired on Dec. 31, 1869, making it difficult to fully prepay postage between the two countries, and impossible to fully prepay postage to France with U.S. stamps alone (with the exception of the unannounced Phantom Rate from New York via British mails). This cover was prepaid for the 10c direct rate to France (with French postage due), but was sent by British Open Mail, which required only 4c.

Ex Caspary -- the $210 realization in the 1956 Caspary sale caused Ashbrook to muse about what factors could have driven up the price to such an extraordinary level (Special Service, page 561, photo 277) and "European Connoisseur"

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1869 Pictorial Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2334, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, tied by "N. York Steamship Jun. 20" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, clear strike of blue "Latimer & Co., Mayaguez, P.R. Jun. 8, 1870" double-oval company datestamp, blue St. Thomas forwarder's backstamp, sender's directive "pr. Brazil Steamer", Very Fine and rare use from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia via St. Thomas, ex Knapp

E. 500-750
275
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