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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2256
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2256, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to just into frameline at right, tied by large vivid yellow Randolph Macon College Va. circular datestamp on buff cover to Suffolk Va., manuscript "Paid 3" at left, the cancel is pure yellow which makes the letters difficult to discern but viewed in natural light the color glows off the paper

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRUE YELLOW CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL ON AN 1851 ISSUE COVER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Randolph Macon College is known for colored cancels during the decades of the 1850's-1860's. In addition to blue cancels there is a vivid green and this yellow, which is the rarest color used to cancel an 1851 Issue stamp.

With 1991 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a 1932 letter from Edson J. Fifield of Scott Stamp & Coin Co. stating this will be the basis for a new catalogue listing. Scott Retail for on-cover yellow cancel

15,000
4,000
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