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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
130
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 130, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated CoversRomeo and Juliet Valentine, Romeo and Juliet ValentineRomeo and Juliet Valentine. Variation of the "Soldier's Farewell" design in red, bronze and aqua on large envelope with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by "[?] Village N.H. Feb. 15" cds, ca. 1861, accompanied by a Valentine enclosure showing soldier in a tent of bunting, often seen with this envelope design, cover with barest trace of a horizontal crease, still Very Fine, a rare and outstanding exhibition item

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
131
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 131, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated CoversA Soldier's Farewell, A Soldier's FarewellA Soldier's Farewell. Large Valentine envelope in orange and light buff with 3c Rose (65) tied by double circle "Washington D.C. Feb. 13, 1862", tent of bunting Valentine enclosure, minor toned spots and flap tear, otherwise Very Fine, a magnificent cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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132
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 132, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Sep. 10 `64" double circle and target on an incredible cover with 4-color lithographic design of plaid border and matching tied ribbon on back flap, stamp trimmed two sides to show design in full - probably by the female recipient in Palmer Mass., cover with two small tears, Fine and rare beauty

E. 500-600
375
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133
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 133, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Target cancel, not tied, "Richfield Springs N.Y. Dec. 23" cds on yellow cover with Rebus address, lovely drawing showing woman's pointing hand, rooster, etc. (for Hancock, N.Y., not Rooster Point), staining, mostly on back, Fine

E. 300-400
625
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134
c
3c Rose, F. Grill (94). Tied by segmented cork on small cover with illustration of dog with envelope in its mouth, on flap, matching letterhead, both hand-colored, "New Britain Conn. Sep. 15" cds, 1868 enclosure, Very Fine and pretty

E. 100-125
120
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135
c
3c Rose (65). Singles on two tiny envelopes, 2-5/8 x 1-1/2 in. each, each with contents (one is in an appropriately miniscule hand), Conn. and Capron Ill. postmarks, latter struck twice, first showing town name, second time showing state, staining in Ct. cover, unusual conversation pieces

E. 100-150
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136
c
3c Rose (65). Tied by target on adversity cover made from birch bark to Boston, partial Towanda Pa. double circle and indistinct red cds, Boston receiver on back opened at R. into stamp, but envelope surprisingly intact including flaps, unusual piece, covers made from leather, bark, etc. are rarely found this early, although they became popular at the turn of the century

E. 100-150
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137
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 137, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by dotted cork and New York cds on cover to Freeport Ill. with bright red c.c. for Juvenile Asylum in Washington Heights, blue cds with matching "Due 1", framed "Advertised" and "Unclaimed", back with second Freeport cds and Chicago ds, minor foxing, Fine and colorful

E. 100-125
160
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138
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 138, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target on postwar adversity usage of 1850s Wm. Hale Temperance cover to Mass., partial Newbern N.C. double circle, slightly reduced at L., Fine

E. 100-150
80
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139
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 139, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Used on 3c entire from West Killingly Ct. with advertisement in red for Independent Order of Good Templars, in red on light buff, accompanied by second cover with similar ad in black on yellow from Jewett City, Ct., first with small edge tears, latter bit soiled, very scarce advertisements

E. 100-150
60
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140
c
3c Rose (65). Two covers, each with different antiquarian book store illust. ad, "Tasso's head" and "Shakespear's head", latter with enclsoure and illust. letterhead, Fine pair

E. 100-125
60
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141
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 141, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two oblong covers form Delaware O., each with different fancy "Clionian O.W.F.C." corner card, Fine apir

E. 100-150
50
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142
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 142, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by light Palmer Mass. double circle on illustrated ad cover for "Dr. Higgins' Great Antalgica" with name of co. changed partly in ms. and small paste-up, eliminating the partner's name (and who happens to be the addressee), cover forwarded with scarce "Forwarded 3 c." in circle, and "East Lyme Con." cds, stamp with small faults, otherwise a Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 100-150
230
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143
c
3c Rose, F. Grill (65, 94). Two covers, each with corner card for Guano, the by-product of bird droppings, New York and Boston postmarks, minor toning, Fine

E. 100-150
0
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144°
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 144, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by five-bar cork cancel and "New-York Aug. 29' cds on illustrated gun cover for F. Wesson's breech-loading rifle, cover lightly cleaned with tiny tear at T., Fine, very scarce design

E. 300-350
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145
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 145, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold "Washington D.C. Jun. 2, 1862" double circle on illustrated gun cover for "The Eloquent Persuader", to-the-point design of rifle in dull violet, slightly reduced at L., Fine

E. 150-200
130
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146
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 146, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Alexandria Va. May 27, 1862" double circle on illustrated gun cover for "The Eloquent Persuader", design in red, original enclosure from soldier at Fredericksburg mentions review of army by Lincoln and Stanton, visiting tomb of Washington's mother, etc., Fine

E. 150-200
190
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147
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 147, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by quartered cork cancel on unusual advertising cover for British and American hardware in black on orange, light Ogdensburgh, N.Y. datestamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
65
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148
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 148, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target on all-over illustrated ad cover for machinery with fancy frame for stamp, "Worcester Mass. Jan. 10" double circle, slightly reduced at R., clear of design, Fine and pretty

E. 100-125
60
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149
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 149, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 26" cds on all-over illustrated cover for oysters, a big oyster in dull violet, tiny edge nick at B.R. from opening bottom flap, Fine

E. 100-150
50
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150°
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 150, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at L., well tied by New Hampshire cds on all-over Phonography cover in brown on white, Very Fine, very scarce in this color

E. 150-200
0
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151
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 151, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid on all-over Phonography cover of B. Pitman, in bronze, "Schuyler-ville N.Y." cds, original phonography enclosure dated 1861, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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152
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 152, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Light cork cancel, clear "Setauket N-Y. Jul. 22" cds on piano ad cover in black on yellow, Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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153
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 153, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Grid cancel, not tied, matching "Springfield Ms." double circle, on all-over illust. ad cover for railway car builders, in bistre, Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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154
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 154, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two covers, each with different all-over ad design for stamp and coin dealer Mason & Wells with facsimile of coin and 3c 1861, one cover in black, other in red, latter has been "canceled" by ms. "x", probably by the sender fearing the post office might take a dim view of this form of advertising, also canceled with "Due 6" hs, each with Philadelphia postmarks and stamps with different fancy cancel, red cover with faults due to heavy contents, other with small reduction at L., still a wonderful exhibit pair, very rare

E. 250-350
220
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155
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 155, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose, F. Grill (94), 3c Rose, F. Grill (94)3c Rose, F. Grill (94). Tied by light Boston cds and circle of wedges cancel on advertising cover of Stamp Dealer F. Trifet, with original price list enclosure issued June 1868 with penciled comment, "I have no coins", cover with tiny tears and slightly reduced at L. (clear of ad), still Fine, very rare

E. 200-250
105
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156
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 156, 3c 1861-68 Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target on illustrated ad cover for mechanical toys, oval woodcut showing group of sinister children temporarily amused by display of toys, all in greenish gray on cream, "Forestville Ct. Nov. 22" cds, co. receiving mark on face, cover with light diagonal crease, Fine

E. 100-150
80
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157
c
3c 1861 Valentines and Ladies' Covers. 29, all different embossed designs, includes printed illust. address type, glazed, colored envelopes incl. green, gray and yellow, some Valentine enclosures, etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 350-450
350
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