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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
180°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 180, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversBridgeport Fireman, Bridgeport FiremanBridgeport Fireman. Full strike showing "BF" in hat and most of the detail in head, ties 3c Rose (65), "Waterbury Con. Apr. 26 `66" double-circle ds on fresh cover to Wurtsboro N.Y., Very Fine, one of the best known and most fascinating of the Waterbury fancy cancellations

E. 5,000-7,500
3,750
181°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 181, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversEagle with Outstretched Wings over "BJP" (Benjamin J. Porter, P.M.) and Stars in a Negative Circle, Eagle with Outstretched Wings over "BJP" (Benjamin J. Porter, P.M.) and Stars in a Negative CircleEagle with Outstretched Wings over "BJP" (Benjamin J. Porter, P.M.) and Stars in a Negative Circle. Perfect clear strike ties 3c Brownish Carmine (11), large to gigantic margins, "Camden Me. Sep. 29" cds on buff cover to Belfast Me., minor wear, some oil spots mostly confined to back (on inside flap is penciled this remark, possibly contemporary, "Let all hands write/As I oiled my bench it has oiled this envelope"), Very Fine, two examples of this previously unrecorded postmaster's insignia were discovered several years ago, this being the better of the two strikes, an outstanding fancy cancel and unusually ornate for this early period, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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182°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 182, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversGlastonbury Conn. Printed "G." Precancel, Glastonbury Conn. Printed "G." PrecancelGlastonbury Conn. Printed "G." Precancel. Bold impression on 1c Ultramarine (156), few trivial perf faults, matching corner card for Shaving and Toilet Soap manufacturer on unsealed yellow cover to St. Clairsville O., ms. "Glastonbury Conn." townmark, additional overall illustrated advertising on back in brown and printed card enclosure with prices, Very Fine, rare and especially desirable with advertising card

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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183°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 183, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversGlen Allen Va. Printed Star Precancel, Glen Allen Va. Printed Star PrecancelGlen Allen Va. Printed Star Precancel. Bold impression in black on 1c Gray Blue, Re-Engraved (206), minor margin faults, with "Glen Allen Virginia, May 12, 1882" double-circle printed townmark on cover to Williamson Pa., corner card "SAMPLES FROM INTERNATIONAL LABEL + PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT, GLEN ALLEN, VA., CUSSONS, MAY & SHEPPARD, Proprietors.", additional advertising and illustration of printing plant on back in blue, contains four separate printed advertising enclosures, comprising a booklet with sample labels, a printed envelope containing promotional material for Coupon Trade Checks and coupon hole puncher, a blank order form and return address envelope; the enclosures are in excellent condition, the cover is slightly worn at edges, still Very Fine and an outstanding example of this classic precancel, ideally suited for exhibition

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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184°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 184, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversNorth-South Handshake, North-South HandshakeNorth-South Handshake. The extremely rare positive outline version, perfect strike with "Worcester Mass. 7 06 81 8AM" cds on cover to Ill., cover expertly cleaned with few tiny mended nicks at edge, Extremely Fine appearance and the finest attainable example of this rare Reconstruction-era cancellation

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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185°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 185, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversSt. Louis, Sun Face and Eagle Cancellations, St. Louis, Sun Face and Eagle CancellationsSt. Louis, Sun Face and Eagle Cancellations. Matching pair of small scalloped-flap covers to same addressee in Germany, each sent in 1872 with 7c Vermilion (149), first tied by bold Sun Face cancel with "St. Louis Mo. Sep. 2" cds, second tied by detailed strike of Eagle cancel with "St. Louis Mo. Oct. 20" cds, both with red New York transits, latter redirected with blue ms., Extremely Fine and magnificent exhibition pair, each with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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186°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 186, Fancy Cancellations on 19th Century CoversWaving Flag, Waving FlagWaving Flag. Bold strike with matching "Enfield Conn. Sep. 11, 1885" cds on cover sent to N.Y.C. by F. J. Sheldon, the Enfield postmaster and creator of the famous flag cancel, as well as a rubber stamp maker, Sheldon used rubber stamps for his return address and "N. Y. CITY. N. Y." as part of the address, docketing indicates that the addressee sent $2.00, payment for Sheldon's products, Very Fine and rare example of the Enfield Flag used on 2c Red Brown stamp with interesting connection to postmaster

E. 750-1,000
550
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