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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1107, Caribbean10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with Great Britain 1865 4p Vermilion (43), both stamps affixed by the sender in Matanzas, Cuba, on Nov. 18, 1872 folded letter to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via St. Thomas D.W.I. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, blue "FRANCISCO ABALLI/ MATANZAS" two-line forwarder's handstamp, additional J. Niles & Co. St. Thomas forwarder's backstamp, "St. Thomas 31/12" circular datestamp applied upon entry into mail system, stamps cancelled and tied by blurry strike of "C83" British Post Office numeral grid applied at Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 5, 1873 receipt docketing, 4p stamp with bit of bottom left corner reduced, barely noticeable due to the postmark

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM CUBA TO BUENOS AIRES VIA ST. THOMAS AND RIO DE JANEIRO. ALTHOUGH THIS COVER NEVER TOUCHED UNITED STATES SOIL, IT REQUIRED 10-CENT POSTAGE FOR TRANSPORT ON A UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY VESSEL FROM ST. THOMAS TO RIO DE JANEIRO. A FASCINATING USE OF THE BANK NOTE ISSUE.

A few covers sent from Cuba to correspondents in Buenos Aires show the unusual routing via St. Thomas and Rio de Janeiro. The senders evidently arranged for letters to be carried on a Spanish packet outside the mails from Havana to St. Thomas, which explains the absence of Cuban postmarks. This letter entered the mails through the St. Thomas post office. Danish West Indies postage was paid in cash, and the U.S. and Great Britain stamps were left uncancelled. The only way for mail to reach Rio de Janeiro from St. Thomas was on a regular U.S. & Brazil Mail Steamship Co. sailing, which required 10c U.S. postage (in this case, paid by the stamp affixed in Matanzas). On arrival at Rio, the letter was handed over to the British Post Office, which applied the "C83" cancel and sent it by a Pacific Steam Navigation Co. vessel to Buenos Aires.

With 2002 P.F. certificate mentioning only a "sealed tear" on 4p stamp

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1135, Mexico and Central America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with pair 2c Red Brown and 6c Carmine (146, 148), tied by quartered cork cancels and "New Orleans La. Jul. 2" (1871) circular datestamp on folded letter to Mexico, red "New York Jul. 7 *" circular datestamp ties 10c and bit of the corner perf on 6c, blue merchant's oval and "6" due handstamp, slight ink erosion in underscoring of endorsement at right has caused separation which is not apparent, Fine and very attractive appearance, multicolor frankings on Bank Note period mail to Mexico are rare

E. 400-500
300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1160, South America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "New York Aug. 30 **" (1872) Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (TR-G36) on folded cover to Guatemala, blue New York forwarder's oval datestamp, sender's directive "Str. Rising Star via Panama", receipt and answer docketing on flap, stamp with light corner crease, Very Fine, a rare cover to Guatemala with a NYFM cancel, ex Boker and Klein

E. 300-400
275
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1169, South America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 2c Vermilion (178) and 5c Blue (179), each tied by crossroads cancel with magenta "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 15" (1876) circular datestamp and matching "12" credit handstamp on blue folded cover to Lima, Peru, reverse with pair Peru, 1874, 5c Vermilion, Postage Due (J2), tied by Lima circular datestamp, cover with mended internal tear in address panel, one 5c Postage Due torn on opening, colorful and Fine appearance, scarce non-UPU rate, ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
550
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1359, Norway10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering, tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, red "New York 4 Jun. 21" (1873) circular datestamp on folded cover to Arendal, Norway, red boxed Bremen transit and credit handstamps, stamp with small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2266, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 12 1PM" (1872) duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancel on cover to Edward Goodfellow, "United States Coast Survey, Care of French Cable Office, St. Pierre Miquelon," manuscript "Via Halifax Nova Scotia" directive, transit backstamps from Halifax (June 17), Sydney, Cape Breton Island (June 19) and North Sydney (June 20), St. Pierre and Miquelon receipt docketing of July 4, 1872 (held at French Cable Office until pickup by recipient), Very Fine and rare 10c Bank Note use to St. Pierre and Miquelon, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2268, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "New-York Apr. 24" (1871) circular datestamp with "A. Baiz & Co. NY" forwarder's oval handstamp on blue 1871 folded cover to St. Croix, Danish West Indies, endorsed "P Merrimack via St. Thomas" at upper left and with "St. Thomas 1/5 1871" circular datestamp, blue crayon "4" due marking for local charge from St. Thomas to St. Croix, carried by Merrimack and then by inter-island packet to destination, couple small stains and minor erosion along file fold, still Very Fine use to St. Croix

E. 300-400
0
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2273, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, tied by "N. York Steamship May 4" circular datestamps on 1873 cover to West Meriden Conn., endorsed "Ship's Letter, U.S.S. Kansas" by sender at left, receipt docketing, Very Fine, the Kansas was on a surveying expedition off the east coast of Central America during this period

E. 200-300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2274, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "N. York Steamship Dec. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., red boxed "P.P." handstamp, clear strike of large blue "U.S. Flag-Ship Lancaster Oct-1 1870" oval backstamp with border made of rope, also with "Carrier" backstamp, light strike of "Rio De Janeiro14 Nov." circular datestamp, some expert cover restoration, still a Fine and unusual use with the "P.P." marking

E. 200-300
110
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2279, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair used with 2c Black, E Grill (87), tied by grids, underinked strike of "Brookton Me. Dec. (?)" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Callao, Peru, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 4" credit datestamp, 10c stamps trivial gum soaks along a few perfs, Fine, unusual combination of 2c Black Jack E Grill and 1870 Bank Note Issues, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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