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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — Stampless Covers and Postal Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
604
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 604, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsANNAPOLIS, August 4, ANNAPOLIS, August 4ANNAPOLIS, August 4. Straightline postmark, beautiful strike on 1789 folded letter, addressed to "one of the Delegates in Congress from Maryland" in New York and presumably sent free, ms. "Post" in corner, tiny edge toning only at B.L., still Extremely Fine, ex Mayer, Jarrett

E. 1,000-1,250
0
605
c
BETHANY, Penn. Feb. 16. Double-line oval in brownish red, ms. date, on 1838 folded letter, some separation at central fold, Fine appearance, very scarce

E. 100-150
0
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606
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 606, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsCarlisle Oct. 21, Carlisle Oct. 21Carlisle Oct. 21. Straightline postmark, mostly bold strike on 1800 folded letter to the Secretary of the Commonweath, Lancaster, internal separations, Fine appearance, rare

E. 150-200
75
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607
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 607, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsCopper Mines Polk Co. Tenn. Nov. 12, Copper Mines Polk Co. Tenn. Nov. 12Copper Mines Polk Co. Tenn. Nov. 12. Cds ties well-centered 3c Dull Red (26) on orange cover to N.H., ink smear just above address, far from marking & stamp, Fine, very scarce county cancel

E. 100-150
75
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608
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 608, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsDowningtown,, Downingtown,Downingtown,. Clear, slightly oily strike, without date, on 1812 folded letter with additional ms. postmark (also without date), addressed to Lancaster and forwarded to Harrisburg with red cds and ms. "forwd", minor toning, Fine and rare

E. 200-250
100
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609
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 609, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsEASTON, PA. FEB 24, EASTON, PA. FEB 24EASTON, PA. FEB 24. Clear straightline postmark on 1831 folded letter, minor toned spot in address, Fine

E. 150-200
0
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610
c
EASTON, PA. APRIL. 16. Clear straightline postmark on 1831 folded letter to the Governor at Harrisburg, docketing at L. slightly affects marking, Fine

E. 150-200
75
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611
c
Fort Towson June 6 1837. Ms. postmark and "25" with sender's "Pd" on folded letter to Boston, forwarded twice with ms. "Paid 6" and with Paid deleted, first to Salem, then back to Boston, blue "Salem Mas. Jul. 11" cds, Fine, scarce Choctaw Nation postmark

E. 300-400
190
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612
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 612, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsFrankfort 22 Nov. 98, Frankfort 22 Nov. 98Frankfort 22 Nov. 98. Ms. postmark and "100" (4 times the over 450 miles rate) on folded letter to the Governor of Pa. from the Ky. Secretary of State, mended along file folds, Fine appearance, rare, earlier than ASCC listing

E. 300-400
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613
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 613, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsForwarded By Harnden & Co. No. 20 Water St. Liverpool, Forwarded By Harnden & Co. No. 20 Water St. LiverpoolForwarded By Harnden & Co. No. 20 Water St. Liverpool. Clearly struck oval handstamp with illustration of steamship, on 1845 folded letter from Salem, Ms. to London, additional red hs of Harnden's Boston office and red ms. "paid to London by Harnden & Co.", Very Fine

E. 200-250
260
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614
c
Hempstead C.H. May. Red ms. postmark and matching "25" on 1827 folded letter headed "Arkansas Territory," light fading in "H", Fine and scarce

E. 200-250
150
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615
c
Jackson & Co.'s Portsmouth and Boston Express R.R. Exchange Court Square. Circle handstamp in brown, on folded cover to Salem Mass., 1855 docketing, some nat. bleach marks along fold, slightly affecting marking, Fine and rare

E. 150-200
250
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616
c
MEADVILLE PENN. Straightline in part italics, in plain box, on two covers, 1830 and 1832, two different shades of red, latter with second strike on back flap, some separations and file fold wear, Fine

E. 100-150
75
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617
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 617, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsMILLLEDGEVILE Feb. 11, MILLLEDGEVILE Feb. 11MILLLEDGEVILE Feb. 11. Straightline postmark with ms. date, all within brackets, unlisted variety showing misspelling of name, clear strike on 1810 printed resolutions of the State Senate of Georgia signed by Governor D.B. Mitchell, ms. "25" rate, addressed to the Governor of Pa. (that state had proposed an amendment to the Constitution which the Georgia Senate disapproved of); lettersheet with paper reinforcement at folds, still Fine, very rare

E. 300-400
375
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618
c
From Natchitoches Packet D.R. Carroll. Greenish blue oval with ornaments, on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27), Very Fine

E. 150-200
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619
c
Pennsylvania Stampless. 115, 1798-1850s, includes straightlines DOWNINGTON and Carisle (faulty), ovals from Lebanon, Lewistown, New Hope and Sunbury, double line Mercer and tiny dble line Jonestown, 1815 Morrisville, etc., most part of correspondence to Secretary of Commonwealth, a number with internal separations and file fold aging, still a desirable group, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 2,000-2,500
1,000
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620
c
Pittsburgh Pa. Jun. 16. Partly struck ds in red with matching "5" on cover with fancy illustrated border, Dublin printer's imprint at B., slightly reduced at R., just clear of design, Fine & unusual

E. 100-125
0
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621
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 621, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsSALEM 9 AU, SALEM 9 AUSALEM 9 AU. 33mm. blue straightline postmark on folded letter headed, "St. Georges Grenada July 7th 1788", internal separations and small tear at B., Fine, very late Confederation usage

E. 150-200
170
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622
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 622, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsSALEM, SALEMSALEM. Red 32mm straightline with matching fancy circle date on 1790 folded letter to Boston, ms. "Sh. 1.16", dateline not readable, ms. "Forwarded via Salem by your huml Serv" etc., Fine

E. 100-150
170
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623
c
SALEM NOV. Reddish straightline on 1796 folded letter to Dedham with additional "BOSTON" straightline, ms. "6" rate, Fine

E. 100-150
50
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624
c
Salem Mass. to Canton China. Two covers, first is 1836 folded letter with blue Salem cds and bold red "SHIP" hs, addressed to a Capt. Wm. Graves at Canton, readdressed to Newburyport, ms. "Forwarded 6", docketing on back indicates it was received, other is 1831 folded letter from Canton to Providence, R.I. with same Salem markings in black, Very Fine usages

E. 100-150
130
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625
c
Burma to Boston. 1828 folded letter from Adoniram Judson, first American missionary in Burma, sending a statement he wished published in The Watchman regarding his activities in Burma, Salem cds with matching "SHIP" hs and ms. "8", Fine and very scarce

E. 200-250
240
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626
c
St. Barts to Exeter N.H. Folded letter headed, "Saint Bartholomues. June 5th", contents mention coffee and sugar shipments, small red "SHIP" hs and matching "Salem Ms. Jun. 25", ms. "18" rate with additional "4", Fine and rare

E. 250-350
150
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627
c
P.O. Business Free. Arc handstamp with bold "Salem Ms. Jul. 23 1859" cds on part printed postage due notice to W. Randolph Vt., small toned spot, Fine

E. 75-100
85
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628
c
Ship Wreck Mail. 1886 cover to Homestead Pa. from England, with New York P.O. label identifying this as "mail forwarded from Queenstown, Ireland, per steamer OREGON on March 7th, and damaged by the sinking of that vessel off Fire Island," etc., franked with four copies of U.S. J16, British stamp washed off, envelope and stamps defective as to be expected, opened for display

E. 100-150
160
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629
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 629, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsUnion Town. Pa. May 30th, Union Town. Pa. May 30thUnion Town. Pa. May 30th. Clear oval postmark with ms. date, matching "Paid" hs and "17" on small folded letter dated 1809 with attractively rendered address panel, Extremely Fine "gem"

E. 100-150
130
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630
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 630, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsYORK. DEC 30, YORK. DEC 30YORK. DEC 30. Straightline postmark on 1814 folded letter to Salem, Fine

E. 150-200
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631
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 631, Stampless Covers and Postal MarkingsYORK Pa. JUN 28, YORK Pa. JUN 28YORK Pa. JUN 28. Red postmark showing allegorical figure, matching Pointing Hand "Paid" hs on 1827 folded letter to Harrisburg, Fine late use of this rare fancy marking

E. 500-600
600
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632
c
Stampless Covers. 15, includes three different covers from postmaster Horace Chase of Hopkinton N.H., red 1805 Carlisle P., Paid hs (circular) from Davenport, Ioa., etc., Fine lot

E. 75-100
130
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633
c
Steamboat and Related. Forty-two covers, incl. mostly different boat endorsements on stampless bills of lading, 3c 51-57 covers with steam or way handstamps, Genl. Quitman small circle datestamp, all-over illust. packet cover (1867), etc., Fine lot

E. 500-600
210
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