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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
13°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 13, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full original gum, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, one of the finest 10c 1857 stamps known with original gum, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

20,000
0
14
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 14, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including right sheet margin, blue Philadelphia "Paid" in frame, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous copy, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,500
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15
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 15, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, red square grid lightly struck, Extremely Fine, wtih 1990 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,200
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16
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 16, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, blue cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,300
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17
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 17, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Pos. 42R, stitch watermark, full to large margins, red "Paid" hs struck diagonally, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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18
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 18, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, red "10" in serrated oval of Chicago, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,600
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 19, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins all around, deep shade, canceled by blue "Paid" struck diagonally, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,100
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20
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 20, 1847 Issue10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A). Pos. 1R, full margins, struck by unusual segmented cork cancel in blue, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,200
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21
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C). Pos. 2R, full to large margins, unobtrusive red square grid, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,700
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22
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. D (2-D), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. D (2-D)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. D (2-D). Pos. 41R, full to huge margins including left sheet margin, red cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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23
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 23, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Vertical pair, Pos. 46/56R, full to large margins, red 7-bar grids, Extremely Fine, vertical multiples of the 10c are rare in this quality, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
3,250
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24
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 24, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Vertical pair, full to large margins, huge at top, fine impression and shade, light red grids, top stamp with light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance

2,200
2,000
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25°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 25, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins, deep shade and impression, bold magenta brush stroke cancellation, small fault in bottom left corner, otherwise Extremely Fine, a remarkable pair, ex Sweet, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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26°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 26, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Single with margins to barely touching at left, attractive color and fine impression, canceled by ms. squiggles and tied by "10" hs on cover to New Hampshire with matching bold "Sante Fe New Mexico Mar. 1" (1851) additional "PAID" hs and a second "10" repeated at center, wax seal stain in address panel, the only recorded cover with the 1847 Issue used from New Mexico Territory; originally a horizontal pair - the right stamp cut away when the envelope was opened (irregularly) at right - this paid the proper 10c rate for a distance over 300 miles. The 1851 year date is confirmed by the style of cds, listed as Type I in Sheldon Dike's New Mexico Territorial Postmark Catalog, and used between January and June 1851. Dr. Carroll Chase described this cover in a letter to Brookman, quoted in Brookman's The United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Vol. 1, page 26. Accompanying this rarity is a 1851 Santa Fe stampless cover postmarked the same day, and with a identical "10" handstamp

E. 2,000-2,500
2,000
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27
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 27, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Four even margins, pretty color, tied by neat grid in a distinctive gray blue, on small cover with matching "Cambridge Ms. Nov. 30" cds and addressed in the hand of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his wife in Portland Maine, mongram "HL" on flap, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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28°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 28, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large even margins, beautiful rich color, neat ms. "X" cancels, vivid red "Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Mar. 11" cds on bluish folded cover to Phila., small tear and bleached spot at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, choice railroad usage, ex Picher

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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29°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 29, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). A magnificent top right corner margin copy with fine impression and large margins all around, tied by vivid orange-red grid in circle, matching "New-York Mar 27" cds on blue folded letter to Detroit, vertical file fold, Extremely Fine Gem, the circular grid is scarce from New York City and the cds is the first Ocean Mail type

E. 4,000-5,000
0
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30°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 30, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to enormous margins, remarkable prooflike impression, neat ms. "X" cancel, used on greenish folded letter addressed in blue to Philadelphia with marvelous bold blue "Evansville Ia. Dec. 7" cds, 1847 docketing on flap confirms use of very early 1847 printing, Extremely Fine Gem, rare usage of this issue from Iowa, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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31°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 31, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, fine impression, tied by red square grid and "New-York Aug. 7" cds on blue 1850 folded letter to Montreal, Canada, ms. "4-1/2" due, red receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine and choice cross-border usage, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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32°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 32, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Feb. 26" cds on blue 1850 folded cover to Toronto, Canada, Queenston transit cds, ms. "4-1/2" due, receiving backstamp, sharp vertical fold, some staining removed from lower right, stamp choice and overall a Very Fine cover, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,100
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33°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 33, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Pos. 77-79R, horizontal strip of three, mostly large margins, clear to touching at upper right, red grid cancels, matching "Pan. & San Fran. S.S. Dec. 4" route agent's cds on 1851 folded cover originating in Lima, Peru, and addressed to Tepic, Mexico, with clearly struck "E. & T. Serruys & Ca. Panama" double-line oval forwarder's handstamp, slight wear and ink erosion in a few letters of address, archivally silked to preclude any further erosion, the strip has been lifted and reaffixed in original position

A REMARKABLE COVER, DEMONSTRATING THE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE ENTIRELY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES ON MAIL BETWEEN PERU AND MEXICO, CARRIED VIA THE PACIFIC MAIL STEAM SHIP COMPANY LINE

The "Pan. & San Fran. S.S." circular datestamp was used between November 1850 and June 1852 on mail handled by route agents aboard ships of the Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company. While contract mail carried by PMSS Co. was received in locked bags, letters picked up en route were presumably postmarked by official route agents on board, as evidenced by approximately twenty known examples of the rare route agent markings on covers. In this case, the letter was sent from Lima, Peru, out of the mails in care of E. & T. Serruys Co., the Panama forwarding agents. It was then posted with the route agent on one of the PMSS Co. steamships on a northbound trip up the West coast of Mexico.

The letter was delivered in Tepic, prepaid in Panama at the U.S. 30c Panama (Pacific Coast) rate. A supply of 1847 stamps was sent to the Panama postal agent, A. B. Corwine, who provided for their use on mail carried across the Isthmus of Panama, or, as in this case, on letters delivered to him in Panama. It is this unique circumstance of United States postal history that made it possible for letters to carry U.S. postage and never travel within the country's borders. Ten full covers, one piece, and a strip of three 10c 1847's showing Panama usage have been recorded.

A famous cover from the J. Waldo Sampson, Charles Shierson and Creighton C. Hart collections. Illustrated and discussed in The Chronicle (May 1968). Illustrated in Letters of Gold (p. 97). Signed Ashbrook

E. 20,000-30,000
21,000
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34°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 34, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal strip of five, Pos. 41-45L with full left sheet margin, used with single and tied by red cork cancels, matching "Little Miami R.R. Jun. 1" cds on large brown envelope used to transmit legal documents to an attorney in Baltimore, receipt docketing, some cover faults, opening tear thru second stamp in strip that been expertly repaired

THE CELEBRATED LITTLE MIAMI RAILROAD COVER, BEARING ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED 1847 FRANKINGS EXTANT. CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST RAILROAD COVERS KNOWN.

Backstamped Raymond H. Weill Co. and the most important cover from the William Wyer collection of railroad markings (Kelleher, 1977)

E. 50,000-60,000
40,000
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35°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 35, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal strip of four, ample to large margins three sides, touching to in at bottom, tied by nine strikes of black "80" in circle rate handstamp, "New-York Jan. 28" cds on front only (hinged to back of another cover), addressed to Macondray & Co., San Francisco, routed "Per Georgia", couple file folds, one thru end stamp at right, Fine appearance, an outstanding and extremely rare multiple usage from the famous Macondray & Co. correspondence, ex J. Waldo Sampson, Chrysler, signed Ashbrook, illustrated in Letters of Gold (p. 43)

E. 12,000-15,000
10,000
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