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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
322
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 322, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesADVERTISED, ADVERTISEDADVERTISED. Straight line with ms. date, 3c Rose (65) used with 1c Blue (63) and tied by cork cancel and "New York Jun. 6, 1863" cds to Northfield Vt., readdressed to Brookfield with second 3c tied by "Paid" hs, matching "Northfield Vt. Jul. 14, 1863", Fine, late carrier fee usage

E. 200-250
100
323
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 323, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesAdvertised Due 1 Ct. Apr. 24 1865, Advertised Due 1 Ct. Apr. 24 1865Advertised Due 1 Ct. Apr. 24 1865. Large arc-style handstamp, boldly struck on yellow cover to Watertown N.Y., 3c Rose (65) with target cancel, partial cds of Rodman N.Y., some small staining at edges mostly from old mounting, Extremely Fine strike, probably the most eye-catching of all 1861 auxiliary markings

E. 250-350
325
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324
c
A Specialized Collection of "Advertised" Markings. 63 covers with 3c 1861-67 issue, all different examples in straight lines, circles, arcs, etc., used in combination with various rate hs or other auxiliary markings, in black, blue or red, a remarkable group, with unfamiliar and striking examples throughout, probably the finest study of this kind to be offered in decades, please examine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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325
c
Advertising Covers. 93 different, from simple corner cards to all-over designs, very mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 400-500
625
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326
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 326, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesAlberion Md. Howard Co. 19 Mar, Alberion Md. Howard Co. 19 MarAlberion Md. Howard Co. 19 Mar. Large cds, clear struck, tying 3c Rose (65) on orange cover to Maine, slightly reduced at L., Fine and rare

E. 100-150
105
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327
c
Army Auxiliary Markings. Four different markings on separate covers with No. 65: DISBANDED (Milwaukee, Wis.); Not in Twentieth Corps (Knoxville Tenn.); MOVED AWAY. (Columbus, O., addressed to Camp Chase); NOT IN NEWBERN N.C. in red, addressed to "Near Williamsburg, Va. (Or Elsewhere)", some cover faults but all clear strikes and all very rare

E. 200-250
425
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328
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 328, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesAugusta Ga. Aug. 28, Augusta Ga. Aug. 28Augusta Ga. Aug. 28. Cds in Violet - a vivid color - ties 3c Rose (65), unusually intense fresh shade, on bluish gray cover to New York, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example

E. 100-150
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329
c
Auxiliary Markings on Cover. 95 covers, includes Free, Refused, Unclaimed, Return to Writer, Not To Be Advertised, Not Called For, etc., virtually no duplication with many post offices represented, a fantastic group, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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330
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 330, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesBalto. & Norfolk Boat, Balto. & Norfolk BoatBalto. & Norfolk Boat. Three covers with No. 65, includes clear double circle ds in black and blue on separate covers, latter with small faults, also a cover with bold "Balt. & Norfolk" cds, stamp with small faults, Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
130
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331°
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 331, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesBath Alum, Va. Sep. 5/67, Bath Alum, Va. Sep. 5/67Bath Alum, Va. Sep. 5/67. Fancy ms. cancel, just ties 3c Rose (65) on orange cover, stamp with small internal wrinkle, Very Fine example of this rare fancy manuscript town cancel

E. 200-250
200
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332
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 332, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesBEAUFORT, S.C, BEAUFORT, S.CBEAUFORT, S.C. FE 12. Unusual straightline postmark in large circle, on cover to New York State with 3c Rose (65) canceled by grid, light soiling and light edge toning, otherwise Fine, rare auxiliary marking

E. 250-350
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333
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 333, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesBenton Ala, Benton AlaBenton Ala. 3c Dull Red (26) tied by "Benton Ala." cds and "Paid" hs on cover to Mass., reverse with attractive display of markings created by the postmaster from all his available handstamps: "A.J. Conner," "POSTAGE DUE," "FREE", "Benton Ala." (straight line probably for registered mail), "PAID", "5", "24", "10" and "Paid 3" in arc, opened three sides, slightly trimming one side of stamp, still Fine and unique

E. 200-250
350
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334
 
Calendar of Stamps. Made up of town cancels on 3c 1861-67 Issue, complete incl. Feb. 29 and the always elusive Feb. 30, some duplicate dates, nice opportunity

E. 200-250
450
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335
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 335, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesCANCELLED, CANCELLEDCANCELLED. Straight line in circle, bold strike ties 3c Rose (65) on yellow cover to Danbury Ct., clear Danbury datestamp. As Skinner/Eno attributes this handstamp to Danbury, this is presumably an overpaid drop usage, stamp lightly creased before use, Very Fine, very scarce

E. 100-150
750
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336
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 336, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesCANNOT BE FORWARDED, CANNOT BE FORWARDEDCANNOT BE FORWARDED. Straight line hs in frame on orange cover to Bellville Texas from Tunkhannock Pa., "New Orleans La. Aug. 1" cds on back, pencil "due 25c" which suggests this was eventually delivered at some later date by express, cover with tiny nibble at L., Fine, rare mails-suspended usage into Confederate territory

E. 750-1,000
375
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337
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 337, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesCARRIER 126 PA. REG, CARRIER 126 PA. REGCARRIER 126 PA. REG. Small green label with text and chain-link border in black on cover to Fulton House, Pa. 3c Rose (65) tied by bold "Washington D.C. Aug. 22, 1862" large double circle, minor toning and tiny edge wear, Fine and rare army carrier label

E. 200-250
400
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338
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 338, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesCHATTANOOGA, TENN. December 14, 1863, CHATTANOOGA, TENN. December 14, 1863CHATTANOOGA, TENN. December 14, 1863. Blue boxed straight line occupation datestamp ties 3c Rose (65) on orange cover to Milford, Ind., bit reduced at L., Fine

E. 150-200
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339
c
Chicago Covers. 14, includes five Supplementary Mail includes black double circle, Advertised shield hs, various datestamps with integral initials incl. "X", West Branch oval and other auxiliary markings, mostly Fine lot

E. 200-250
475
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340
c
Dead Letter Office Markings. 9 covers, all different, various other auxiliary markings, one military-related example with multiple forwarding, etc., Fine and scarce lot

E. 150-200
650
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341
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 341, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesDPO, DPODPO. Blue straight line hs of Montgomery Ala. (Distributing Post Office) on cover with 3c Red, F. Grill (94) tied by New Orleans crossroads cancel, commission merchant's c.c., also 2c Black entire (U56) with same marking, both addressed to Montgomery Ala., Fine and scarce pair

E. 150-200
190
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342
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 342, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual Usages3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by quartered cork cancel on orange cover to Mass., no town but pasted next to stamp is white rectangle with amusing ms. message: Town of Dorset State of Vermont County of Bennington U.S. of America 18th August 1865 H.S.D.P.M." Initials don't match those of G.M. Sykes, but he may have had an assistant

E. 100-150
55
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343
c
Due 3, Due 6, and Related. 66 covers, nearly all different handstamps on overweight or forwarded covers, also includes Due 4, Due 7 (with Steam Ship hs), Due 9 (last in ms.) and 12 cts of New Orleans with pencil "Due", mixed condition but many scarce handstamps, Good-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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344
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 344, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesJ.B. DUTTON, J.B. DUTTONJ.B. DUTTON. Straight line hs with ms. "25" on cover to Point of Rocks Md. with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Moorestown, N.J. Jan. 12" cds, 1864 docketing at L., Fine. One explanation for this marking states that Dutton as postmaster of Point of Rocks conducted clandestine ferriage of thru-the-lines mail - the 25 represented his fee; 1862 and 1865 Post Office Lists do not mention any J.B. Dutton at Point of Rocks; whatever the explanation, the marking is of the period and deserves research

E. 100-150
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345
c
3c Rose (65). Two covers with No. 65, each tied by Elyria O. "A.M." and "P.M." datestamp, bold strikes, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
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346
 
The Envelope Itself. Unusual group of 21, includes different patent types, triangles, rhomboids (incl. one with printed ad on face for "Oriental Envelopes"), cover with envelope ad lining inside of envelope, cover made from wood pulp, parchment, etc., some faults, generally a Fine and scarce lot

E. 300-400
190
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347
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 347, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesExpress Mail, Express MailExpress Mail. Clear circle with date (indistinct) tying 3c Rose (65) on cover to military address in occupied Newbern N.C., opened at R. and just affecting rim of marking, very scarce

E. 100-150
50
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348
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 348, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesFICTITIOUS, FICTITIOUSFICTITIOUS. Framed straight line handstamp in magenta and black, on two separate covers with 3c Rose (65), first with indistinct cds, other with ms. "Hardwick Mass." pmk., latter cover with mended corner, Fine pair and very scarce, applied to mail addressed to parties engaged in mail fraud

E. 200-250
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349
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 349, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesFILLED, FILLEDFILLED. Bold straight line on small cover to East Berkshire Vt. and presumably applied there as the ink does not match the fancy cork cancel of Derby Ct. tying 3c Rose (65), stamp with some soiling, Fine and unusual, possibly a private marking

E. 100-150
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350
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 350, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesFragment of 3c 1861 Accepted as 1c (65var.), Fragment of 3c 1861 Accepted as 1c (65var.)Fragment of 3c 1861 Accepted as 1c (65var.). Upper right portion of stamp well tied by bold "Newark N.J. Aug. 15, 1864" double circle datestamp on orange cover addressed to J.J. Johnson & Co. in Newark, mended area at left where opened along with pencil note "Not [?] Opened by J.C. Johnson,"; since an entire uncanceled stamp was once on the cover, J.C. Johnson probably attempted to remove it before giving it back to the P.O. and paid in cash the required 1c (and was therefore still ahead 2c); whatever the explanation, it is an eye-catching and very intriguing usage

E. 250-350
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351
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 351, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesFort Schuyler N.Y. Oct. 1, 1863, Fort Schuyler N.Y. Oct. 1, 1863Fort Schuyler N.Y. Oct. 1, 1863. Clear 19mm. cds ties 3c Rose (65) on Fine cover with blue lining, to Black Hills N.J., Very Fine strike

E. 100-150
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352
c
Free. 3c Rose (65), two covers, one tied by "Free" hs and balloon "North Leominster Ms." ds, other by "Free" in circle of Hudson Wis., Very Fine pair

E. 100-150
75
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353
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 353, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesGood Samaritan Label, Good Samaritan LabelGood Samaritan Label. 3c Rose, F. Grill (94) on salmon cover to Maine with cork cancel and tied by "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 24" cds which also nicely ties label provided by the YMCA in payment of the postage, 1869 enclosure, tiny nick at R. edge from opening, Very Fine usage and quite scarce from the West coast

E. 100-150
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354
c
Great Lake Steamers. Three covers with 3c Rose (65, one used on entire as forwarding), two with "Steam Boat" in scroll, other with "Steamboat Due 2 Cts." in oval, Detroit postmarks, small faults, Fine

E. 150-200
230
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355
c
Harrisburg Pa. Official Covers. Eight different covers, either House of Rep. or Senate Chamber design, envelopes in various colors, all different signatures, all with No. 65 (and one 3c 1857), one stamp with ms. precancel, Fine lot, great group

E. 400-500
200
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356
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 356, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesHarrisburg Pa, Harrisburg PaHarrisburg Pa. 3c Rose (65), two, each with Harrisburg Pa. ms. precancel, on Senate Chamber cover, 1864 cds at R. and frank of James Leech, Fine, very scarce double rate

E. 150-200
375
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357
c
Harrisburg Pa. Three covers, each with different style precancel including multiple vert. strokes, each on 3c Rose (65), two on House of Rep. envelopes, small faults, very scarce

E. 300-400
450
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358
 
Harrisburg Pa. Thirteen, most on illustrated Commonwealth of Pa. envelopes, includes three different ms. precancels, all with No. 64b, 65 and 94 (one No. 26), mixed condition

E. 200-250
350
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359
c
Held For Postage. 16 covers showing this handstamp in various forms incl. large "Detained For Postage" of Louisville , Good Samaritan label from Newark, example in green from Taunton, Mass., etc., Very Good-Fine

E. 150-200
475
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360
c
Hooksett R.R. Jul. 30. Clear cds in ultramarine ties 3c Rose (65) on cover to Concord, N.H., datestamp ink has changed to an unsatisfactory green, otherwise Very Fine, rare marking

E. 100-150
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361
c
Late Uses of the 3c 1861. Twelve covers and a front, from the bank note period to 1944, virtually all are philatelic incl. special delivery cover also franked with No. 26 and 184-E5, corner cards of Rothfuchs and R.M. Weston, also 1918 cover to Elliot Perry with pen-cancel-removed stamp tied by machine cancel, etc., some faults, a fun group

E. 100-150
55
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362
 
Leap Year, Christmas and New Year's Postmarks. Incl. 7 different Feb. 29th dates, two Dec. 25 incl. Elyria with "P.M." and two Jan. 1st, one with fancy New Years enclosure, other with greetings & pressed leaf, Fine lot

E. 200-250
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363
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 363, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesJune 29 1864 Leavittsburgh, O, June 29 1864 Leavittsburgh, OJune 29 1864 Leavittsburgh, O. Neat datestamp in two straight lines applied with a carbonized ribbon dater with dates above town name and state in ms., on cover to Ravenna with 3c Rose (65), pen-canceled, not tied as usual, Very Fine, choice and rare marking

E. 150-200
180
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364
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 364, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesLeominster Due Label, Leominster Due LabelLeominster Due Label. 70mm long irregularly-cut pastel green label with "Forwarded 1863 Due 3 Cents" in red (with traces of black ink in "3"), two 3c Rose (65) each tied by matching heavy grids, "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 23" double circle, label attached at R. and originally folded over edge, cover with minor soiling and small area of foxing, L. 3c with perfs clipped in left margin, Fine and scarce

E. 500-600
290
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365
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 365, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesMAILS SUSPENDED, MAILS SUSPENDEDMAILS SUSPENDED. Blue oval handstamp on cover to Mobile, Ala., 3c Rose (65) with grid, not tied, matching "Ephrata Pa. May 5, 1865" small cds, stamp with small nick, Fine, very late usage of this handstamp, one day after the last forces east of the Mississippi surrendered, ex Ackerman, signed Perry

E. 500-750
900
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366
c
Manuscript Cancels and Related. 32 stamps and covers, incl. town names written on the stamp, "Nix" and "Finis", Weston Ms. "W", "My Mary", revenue usages, etc., Fine and unusual group

E. 250-350
550
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367
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 367, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesMiamiville P.O. Camp Dennison, O. Jan. 18, 1864, Miamiville P.O. Camp Dennison, O. Jan. 18, 1864Miamiville P.O. Camp Dennison, O. Jan. 18, 1864. Mostly bold cds on cover with pen-canceled 3c Rose (65), attractively-rendered address, slightly reduced at L., Very Fine usage

E. 100-150
0
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368
c
Military Corner Cards and Dept. Handstamps. 22 covers, includes Lincoln-Johnson c.c. with pre-printed address from soldier (stamp is a replacement), regimental corner cards, military telegraph envelopes, etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 200-250
375
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369
c
Military Postmarks. 22 covers, includes Jefferson Barracks, Banks Division, G.B.D., Miamiville Camp Dennison, occupation covers incl. adversity cover from New Orleans, wallpaper cover from Memphis Tenn., etc., Very Good-Very Fine

E. 400-500
450
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370
c
Covers with Military Addresses and Related. 19 items, includes No. 63 cover with address deleted and helpful "Dead" added in pen, some soldiers' letters including one with portion of contents censored, etc., Very Good-Fine

E. 200-250
130
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371
c
Missent, Forwarded, Missent & Forwarded. Specialized study of 50 covers, virtually all different handstamps, from an old-time holding, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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372
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 372, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesMISSENT SOUTH; MISSENT WEST, MISSENT SOUTH; MISSENT WESTMISSENT SOUTH; MISSENT WEST. Handstamps in blue on separate covers with No. 65, first from Philadelphia to Baltimore, other Washington to Sunbury, Pa. with Surgeon General's c.c., latter cover with sealed tear, Fine, very scarce markings

E. 150-200
105
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373
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 373, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesMISSENT TO SAN FRANCISCO, MISSENT TO SAN FRANCISCOMISSENT TO SAN FRANCISCO. Red straight line hs struck twice on orange cover to Michigan, 3c Rose (65) pair canceled by targets and tied by "Riverton Ct. Nov. 2" cds, San Francisco postmark in corner dated Nov. 28th, small piece out of R. stamp and cover slightly reduced at L. (clear of markings), Fine and rare marking

E. 200-250
350
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374
 
Mohawk Valley Bank. 3c Rose (65) used as revenue on illustrated bank draft and canceled by clear "Mohawk Valley Bank DEc. 5, 1863" cds in Red, Very Fine, a beauty

E. 100-150
260
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375
c
New Hampshire Covers. 30, virtually no duplication, includes ms. Crawford House to Port Mulgrove, Nova Scotia with "10" ignoring 3c stamp, some interesting Paid handstamps, etc., Good-Fine

E. 100-150
260
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376
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 376, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesNEW-HAVEN Ct. MIS SENT, NEW-HAVEN Ct. MIS SENTNEW-HAVEN Ct. MIS SENT. Bold circle hs on cover to Hamden Conn. with 3c Rose (65) tied by target, matching "Wheeling W.V. `64 Aug. 25" double circle with misplaced & inverted year, Very Fine

E. 150-200
110
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377
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 377, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesNew York City Paid 1 Ct. 11 Jan. 1863, New York City Paid 1 Ct. 11 Jan. 1863New York City Paid 1 Ct. 11 Jan. 1863. Red cds ties 3c Rose (65), well-centered, on locally used cover, possibly mailed ouside the city and canceled on arrival, or simply an overpaid drop usage, cover with tiny tear at T., still Very Fine, striking usage

E. 150-200
550
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378
c
New York City Covers. 65, includes various fancy cancels, frankings with No. 63, 73, etc., auxiliary markings, etc., very mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 300-400
375
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379
c
Numeral "1" Cancels. Three covers with No. 65, includes "Paid 1" in arc from Almond N.Y.; "1" in circle from Harrisburg, Pa. on cover with pretty hotel c.c.; "Paid 1" in circle of Ozaukee, Wis. on part-printed notice, Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
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380
c
Numeral Handstamps. 24 covers, many tying stamp, includes "10" in circle from Colebrook, N.H.; "2" in circle (Latrobe Pa.); "3" struck four times on 64b (Stroudsburg, Pa.),; "15" from Cambridge, O.; "X" in circle from Brooklyn, O.; "24" of Harrisburg tying stamp on patriotic, etc., some faults, generally Fine group

E. 300-400
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381
c
Oddities of the Mail. 15 covers, includes verse address, multilated stamp accepted as postage, twice-used, cut to shield shape usage, used on "On Her Majesties Service," letter from Mrs. Santa Claus to child (or very strange adult), stencil used as part of address, cover marked "Exhibit M" as part of case, cute good will label from New Haven, etc., unusual and scarce group

E. 300-400
325
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382
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 382, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPaid, PaidPaid. 3c Rose (65), well-centered, tied by incredibly bold "Paid" in circle on cover with clear "Fort Jefferson Fla. May 29" datestamp, flaps with embossed eagle and red & blue lined flaps, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
425
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383
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 383, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPaid, PaidPaid. Italic style handstamp, boldly struck, tying 3c Rose (65) on cover, "New London N.H. Oct. 23" cds, Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
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384
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 384, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual Usages"Paid if it is lawful to sew on the Stamp, "Paid if it is lawful to sew on the Stamp"Paid if it is lawful to sew on the Stamp." Ms. note on cover with 3c Rose (65) sewn to yellow cover and also "tied" by "Norfolk Va. May 9" cds, stamp with perfs trimmed which strongly suggests this stamp had been previously used as currency (see lot blank), Very Fine, very rare usage

E. 150-200
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385
c
Paid Handstamps. 85 covers, enormous range of towns and styles, minor duplication, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,000
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386
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 386, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPaid All, Paid AllPaid All. Straight line hs in dirty olive green, struck three times on 3c Rose (65) strip of three on cover, matching "Plainville conn. 13 Oct." cds, strip with small faults, Fine appearance, eye-catching

E. 100-125
650
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387
c
Paid 3 Cancels on Cover. 32, virtually all different towns, some tying stamp, includes fancy outlined 3 in oval of Westborough Ms., some faults, generally Fine

E. 250-350
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388
c
Patent Cancels. 22 covers, Albany, Buffalo, New York, Philadephia, etc., some duplication with some more obviously successful than others, interesting selection

E. 200-250
190
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389
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 389, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPelham Mass. Sept. 20, Pelham Mass. Sept. 20Pelham Mass. Sept. 20. Curved stencil townmark ties average 3c Rose (65) on cover to Dana, Mass., back flap shows matching stencil marking in 3 lines: "E.N. Richardson Variety Store Pelham Mass.", cover bit reduced at R. (just clear of address) and some math doodling on back, still Fine, Richardson as postmaster operated the post office from his store; the postmark was created by using only the lower portion of his ad stencil. The presence of both on a cover, with the postmark tying, is very scarce

E. 100-150
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390
c
Philadelphia Postmarks and Ad Covers. 36, includes station cancels, carrier usages, corner cards, etc., Very Good-Fine

E. 100-150
260
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391
c
Philatelic Related. Seven items, includes No. 65 with c.c. of Edward Cogan, who in addition to selling patriotic envelopes was a stamp, coin and autograph dealer; No. 210 with woman stamp dealer's c.c., 1c Columbian entire with ad for Davison's Philatelic Concordance; "stamp preserver" with multicolor patriotic design; Vol II No. 1 of Mason's Coin & Stamp Collectors' Magazine; ALS of E.S. Zevely, etc., Fine lot

E. 100-150
120
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392
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 392, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPittsburgh. Pitts Hotel, Shawassee Co., Mich, Pittsburgh. Pitts Hotel, Shawassee Co., MichPittsburgh. Pitts Hotel, Shawassee Co., Mich. Oval hs ties 3c Rose (65) on cover to Ohio, double circle "Pittsburgh Mich. S. Pitts. P.M." double circle struck at R., Fine, curious usage showing a very enterprising Mr. Pitts

E. 100-150
625
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393
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 393, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesPOSTAGE, POSTAGEPOSTAGE. Straight line hs ties 3c Rose (65) on faulty buff cover from Boydton Va., with matching cds at L., stamp with small nicks, very rare

E. 100-150
250
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394
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 394, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesRail Road Way, Rail Road WayRail Road Way. Oval handstamp with fleuron, on small cover to Detroit with 3c Red, F. Grill (94) with circle of wedges cancel, matching "Detroit Mich. May 23" cds, small edge tears and light soiling, Fine, very scarce marking

E. 150-200
220
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395
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 395, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesWashin. To N.Y. Rail.Way. Nov. 30 P.M, Washin. To N.Y. Rail.Way. Nov. 30 P.MWashin. To N.Y. Rail.Way. Nov. 30 P.M." Clear double circle ties 3c Rose (65) on cover to East Hempfield, Pa., minor soiling, accompanied by off-cover single with same cancel, Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
75
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395A
c
New-York Registered, Nov. 30, 1867. Red rimless cds, matching fancy squared wedges cancel tying 10c Green (68, two) and 3c Rose (65) on registered cover to Mass., small mended tear at L., other very attractive and Fine

E. 250-350
190
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396
c
Registered Covers. Nine covers and a front, includes 3c with 15c Black (98) from Metamora, Ind., single usage from Philadelphia with stamp tied by "Registered" straight line No. 94 used with No. 76 & 77 from Colfax Ioa., etc., Very Good-Fine, desirable group suitable for serious study of the 1860s registry system

E. 400-500
450
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397
c
Route Agent Markings and Related. Five covers with No. 65, all clear with markings tying stamp: straight line "BALTIMORE R.R."; "Bostona Way" blue oval with fleuron; "Lake Champlain S.B."cds; "Penn`a R.R. West" cds; "Lville & Cint. Mail Line"; Very Fine group

E. 250-350
375
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398
c
Route Agent Markings and Related. 24 covers, includes Housatonic R.R.; c.c. of St. Louis & Iron Mountain R.R.; oval "Bostona No. 3 S.R.R."; "Minnesota Valley Railroad" shield datestamp with blue "Half Fare" hs of Mendota Minn.; greenish "L.Ville & Cint. Mail Line"; oval "Rail Road Way" with fleuron; "Potomac Postal Cars" etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 300-400
475
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399
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Ship Handstamps and Related. Thirteen covers, includes bold straight line "U.S. SHIP" tying stamp, italic red "SHIP", illust. Anchor Line ad cover, etc., Fine lot

E. 150-200
290
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400
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 400, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesSHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14, SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14. Straight line datestamp with last in ms., on cover to Philadelphia with pen canceled 3c Rose (65) and additional "Due 3" in matching ink, Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
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401
c
Southern 3c 1861-67 Covers. 175+ covers, all with the 3c 1861-67 Issue, includes occupation examples, mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 100-150
475
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402
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 402, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesSO. JACKSON MICH: MAY 12, 1865-PAID, SO. JACKSON MICH: MAY 12, 1865-PAIDSO. JACKSON MICH: MAY 12, 1865-PAID. Postmark in two tiny straight lines with first line in upper case italic, tying 3c Rose (65) on salmon cover with military address to Washington, light soiling and reduced at R., just into address, still Fine, very rare

E. 100-150
550
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403
c
Steam and Steamboat Markings. Nineteen covers, nearly all different, all with due markings of 1c, 2c or 3c though includes Cleveland with "Steamboat" and matching "Due 6", etc., mixed condition, Good-Very Fine

E. 350-450
325
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404
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 404, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesSteamer City of Newport, Steamer City of NewportSteamer City of Newport. Red dateless circle on small white cover to Ware, Mass., red "Providence R.I. Dec. 15, 1862" double circle ds with 3c Rose (65) tied by black open grid, stamp with natural s.e. at R., fresh and Very Fine, very scarce

E. 200-250
180
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405
c
Straight Line Postmarks. Two covers with No. 65 and two off-cover examples each with portion of a straight line town, covers include Franklin Ct. with 1865 year-date and blue Chattanooga Tenn. (1863) with month in italics, faults, Fine-Very Fine strikes

E. 150-200
0
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406
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 406, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesUpper Jay N.Y. Stencil Townmark, Upper Jay N.Y. Stencil TownmarkUpper Jay N.Y. Stencil Townmark. With ms. date on yellow cover with 3c Rose (65), well-centered, ms. cancel, original 1867 enclosure, bit reduced at R. (well clear of address), Very Fine

E. 150-200
260
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407
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 407, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesU.S. GOV`T, U.S. GOV`TU.S. GOV`T. Straight line hs ties 3c Rose (65) on lilac cover to Genl. Samuel Carter in London Ky, ms. postmark "Stanford Ky. Dec. 6", stamp with s.e. at L., Fine

E. 100-150
0
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408
c
Vermont Covers. 60, minor duplication of towns, Good-Fine

E. 200-250
400
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409
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 409, 3c 1861-68 Postal Markings and Unusual UsagesR. Wulfing & Co. San Antonio Tex. May 18 1866, R. Wulfing & Co. San Antonio Tex. May 18 1866R. Wulfing & Co. San Antonio Tex. May 18 1866. Double circle company datestamp ties 3c Rose (65) on cover to Eagle Pass, c.c. at L. and original enclosure, light toning and minor edge wear, Fine and rare, probably an express usage

E. 100-125
170
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410
c
3c Rose (65). Three better usages on cover, includes stamp covering head of Buchanan on campaign cover used as satiric patriotic; Weston Mass. "W" quill pen cancel; blue "Chicago Supplementary Mail" cds with c.c. of Ill. Central R.R., minor flaws, Fine

E. 150-200
75
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411
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3c 1861-67 Covers. Four better usages, includes No. 65 tied by blue "Chicago Supplementary Mail" cds; two singles with No. 63 from Chicago to Canada with red exchange hs; single tied by bold "N.York Steamship" dateless circle to Naval Academy, Newport; No. 94 four singles tied by three strikes of "N. York Steamship Feb. 6" cds; minor faults, Fine group

E. 150-200
240
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412
c
3c Rose (65). Six covers, each with choice usage, includes wide margin copy from Bristol Vt. with neat framed "Paid"; rimless "Clinton Cor. NY" postmark with reversed "N"s; Ludlow Vt. fantastic "Paid 3" in circle; rimless "Oakham Mass." with "Paid" in crude frame; rimless "Wuaregan Conn." with fancy "Paid"; "Wasiola Minnesota" with fancy "C3" , Very Fine-Extremely Fine

E. 300-350
350
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413
c
3c 1861 Used with Other Values. 9 covers, one front and one piece, includes Brooklyn Cal. with two No. 67s (front only, defective), two examples on 3c pairs on U66 entires (defective but rare), two forwarded covers involving 3c 1869, double rate with No. 63 & 73, etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 200-250
400
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414
c
3c 1861-67 Postal History Balance. Approx. 80 covers, includes group of turned covers, forwarded usages, use on insurance policies, flag of truce, rare Chandlers News Express oval, advertising, etc., mixed condition, Good-Very Fine

E. 250-350
1,400
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