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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
969
c
1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Pos. 2-4L2, horizontal strip of three, large margins incl. part of sheet margin at top and part of adjoining stamps at bottom and right, just in at left, tied by "Union N.Y." circular datestamp on pink cover to Binghamton N.Y., clearly showing the plate crack, Very Fine usage of the plate crack, signed Ashbrook

E. 400-500
950
970
c
1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7). Pos. 13L2, showing plate Crack at left, margins close to in, tied by grid on folded Aug. 1856 Chicago prices current to New York, stamp barely affected by light fold, otherwise fresh and Fine example of a Cracked Plate stamp paying the circular rate

E. 300-400
625
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971
c
1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal strip of six with sheet margin at right, other sides ample to in, tied by "New-York Jun. 21" circular datestamps on legal-size cover to Md., blue ms. "Due 9", cover and strip show some wear, still an impressive multiple

E. 200-300
600
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972
c
1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-II (7-8A-7). Pos. 1/11/21L1E, vertical strip of three, large margins incl. top sheet margin to slightly in, bright early color, center stamp has break in line at top, cancelled by bold red grids, matching "Bethlehem Pa. Apr. 15" circular datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia, red "R" registry handstamp and ms. "11" recording number, some overall wear incl. horizontal creases in lower two stamps, Fine appearance, very scarce usage, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
800
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973
c
1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to just touched at bottom right, clear break at top, tied by light strike of New York circular datestamp on cover to Eutaw Ala., missing top flap, Very Fine, ex Emerson, White

1,050
475
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974
c
1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to just touched, showing clear break at top, cancelled by neat ms. "#" on small Valentine cover, with original enclosure containing penned poem, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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975
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 975, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Horizontal pair, three full margins, clear at top, deep Plate 4 shade, tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 3" circular datestamp on folded circular addressed to Augsbourg, Bavaria, red French transit, blue "Printed Circular/Per Steamer" two-line handstamp, Very Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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976
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top, three large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and left, just in at right, small crease at bottom left, tied by bold "Lockport N.Y. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Circleville O., yellow "Circular Paid" label at left, Fine, scarce label

E. 200-300
160
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977
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and once at bottom, margins to in, tied by "New-York Ship Feb. 22" circular datestamp on cover to New York City, ms. "Due 5c", reduced at top, missing top flap and few pieces at top, otherwise Fine, very unusual usage on a ship letter

E. 200-300
150
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978
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 978, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at bottom, large margins incl. sheet margin at top, barely touched at bottom, bright shade, tied by "Utica N.Y. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on immaculate orange cover to New Hartford N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, an attractive cover

150
105
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979
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top, three large margins, just touched at bottom, tied by perfect strike of "Yankee Jim's Cal. Feb. 3" circular datestamp on wrapper to Maine, ms. "one paper" at left, some slight wear, Very Fine, usages paying the 1c circular rate from West to East are very scarce, illustrated in Vol. II of Ashbrook on p. 61, ex Jessup

E. 400-500
700
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980
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on printed circular to Liverpool, England, bold "2" due marking, neat "Open Printed Circular" hs, fresh and Fine

E. 400-500
300
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981
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, margins to in, tied by red grids on folded cover to Liverpool, England, bold "2" hs, ms. "per Canada, printed PCurrent", 1854 receiving backstamp, slight edgewear, Fine, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
425
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982
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three, margins to in, tied by three strikes of "BALTIMORE R.R."%$ straightline handstamp on 1856 folded letter to New York, stamps with small faults, still appears Fine

E. 200-300
850
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983
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Pos. 43-45R1L, horizontal strip of three, each stamp cut to shape around portrait and tied by two clear strikes of "Mobile Ala." circular datestamp on cover to Salem Mass., Fine and unusual cover

E. 200-300
850
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984
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Irregularly-cut block showing part of six stamps, tied by "Lowell Ms. Sep. 1?, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, neat docketing across few stamps, otherwise Very Fine and unusual usage, signed Ashbrook who notes "A freak but accepted to pay the 3c rate Lowell to Boston"

E. 300-400
1,150
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985
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Vertical pair and single (originally a strip of three), huge margins incl. right sheet margin to slightly in, tied by "Meriden N.H. Jun. 11" circular datestamps on cover to Danbury N.H., with letter dated 1855, fresh and Fine, signed Holcombe

E. 400-500
350
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986
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Two covers, both to Canada,: first bears single tied by New York circular datestamp on Dec. 1855 printed prices current to Bamansville, Canada West; second bears vertical pair, Pos. 13/23L1L with top stamp showing double transfer, tied by blue town datestamp on 1854 printed circular to Montreal, stamps with margins to in, few small faults, both appear Fine

E. 200-300
300
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987
c
1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, margins to in, used with 3c Dull Red (11), similar margins, and tied by grids on 1855 folded letter to Geneva, Switzerland, red "New Orleans La. Aug. 3" circular datestamp also ties stamps, red New York credit datestamp, French transits and receiving backstamp, fresh and Fine

E. 300-400
400
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988
c
1c 1851 Issue Covers. Eleven covers, some better incl. single usage on a Temperance cover (some insect nibblings affect stamp); three singles of No. 9 used with Bloods on cover to Maine; single No. 9 to France; few carrier usages, mixed condition, still an interesting group

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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989
c
1c 1851 Issue Covers. Nine covers, incl. Nos. 7 and 9, seven single-frankings, two strips of three, margins mostly clear incl. one strip with sheet margin at right, range of cancels and destinations, some faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 750-1,000
1,250
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990
c
3c Orange Brown (10). Pos. 100R5E, margins to in, tied by bold grid on small embossed cover to Cincinnati O. and forwarded to Louisville Ky., large red "New Orleans La. Jan. 26" circular datestamp, two strikes of "Ship" hs, matching "7" due marking, Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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991
c
3c Orange Brown (10). Large margins to just barely in, cancelled by ms. initials on 1852 folded letter to Amherst Mass., bold "New-York Ship Apr. 25" circular datestamp at bottom left, large blue ms. "Due 4", originating at Pernambuco, few cover age bleach spots, otherwise Very Fine, underpayment of the 5c rate plus 2c ship fee

E. 200-300
125
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992
 
3c Brownish Carmine (11). Pos. 14L2L, large margins to clear at left, rich color, tied by red grid, matching "Lou. & Cin. S.B. Mail Line 9 April" and "U.S. Mail Steamer Telegraph No. 2 * McLelland Master" route agent circular datestamp on cover front only (rebacked) to Phila., fresh and Extremely Fine, very rare, ex Haas

E. 200-300
500
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993
c
3c Dull Red (11). Three large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and left, just in at bottom, tied by "Utica N.Y. Sep. 15" circular datestamp on buff cover with American Insurance Co. blue cameo corner card to Lansingburgh N.Y., fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
230
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994
c
3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to in, tied by "Macon Geo. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on Restaurant, Confectionary and Wine Merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Americus Ga., few small edge tears, otherwise Very Fine and attractive usage, ex Judd

E. 200-300
550
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995
c
3c Dull Red (11). Clear to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, tied by black "Paid" grid on Piano Manufacturer's blue cameo corner card cover to New York, red "Boston Mass. 2 Feb." circular datestamp, stamp somewhat oxidized, Very Fine and attractive cover

E. 300-400
525
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996
c
3c Dull Red (11). Bright shade, ample margins to just in, tied by well-struck "Saint Louis Mo. Oct. 10, 1856" circular datestamp on China, Glass and Queensware importer's blue cameo corner card cover to New York City, one name of importer is crossed out (perhaps due to a change of ownership), some edgewear, Very Fine, an attractive cover

E. 150-200
400
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997
c
3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to just touched, tied by "New Haven Conn. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on small cover to Cincinnati O., Ohio & Mississippi Rail Road Company blue cameo card on backflap, file fold at bottom of cover, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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998
c
3c Dull Red (11).Two horizontal pairs, margins to mostly in, tied by "New-York Ship Apr. 10" datestamps on cover to Brooklyn, blue "Via Nicaragua/Ahead of the Mails" framed hs also ties one pair, overall wear affects stamps and cover, missing most of top flap, still a rare double-rate usage

E. 400-500
210
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999
c
3c Dull Red (11). Two singles forming top right corner margin, Pos. 9-10L2, other sides large to in, tied by "New-York Ship Apr. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Patchogue N.Y., blue "Via Nicaragua/Ahead of the Mails" framed hs, stamps originally separated thru right stamp, some overall wear, still Fine

E. 400-500
325
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1000
c
3c Dull Red (11). Block of four, right sheet margin, other sides irregular but mostly large, nick in top right stamp repaired, creased and faults, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 9, 1858" circular datestamp on thick blue folded letter from Honolulu, Hawaii, to San Francisco datelined Dec. 24, 1857, routed "Care of Wm. Neely Thompson Esqr.", scotch tape reinforcements -- deserving of expert restoration -- an enormously rare franking, which paid the double 6c port-of-entry rate or incorrectly paid the 10c plus 2c rate for transcontinental rate and ship fee

E. 200-300
425
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1001
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1001, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at top of right stamp, tied by bold "Palatine Ill. Sep. 10" circular datestamp on orange cover to Forestville, Canada, light strikes of red "U. States" in arc and "Paid 10" handstamps, receiving backstamps, stamps barely affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine, extremely rare, one of only 24 pairs recorded, this is one of six used to Canada and the only pair used from Illinois

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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1002
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1002, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I, III (13, 15), 10c Green, Ty. I, III (13, 15)10c Green, Ty. I, III (13, 15). Horizontal pair of Ty. III, all have clear to large margins, tied by two strikes of "Lancaster Pa. Mar. 13" circular datestamps on buff cover to Germany, matching "Paid" hs, red New York credit datestamp, Aachen transit, receiving backstamps, some overall wear, still Fine, scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
700
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1003
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1003, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Pos. 98-99R1, horizontal pair, large margins all around, tied by neat "Petersburg Va." circular datestamp on cover to Aspinwall, ms. "Per steamer "Illinois" via New York", docketing at top, trivial toned spot affects left stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, choice cover and usage, ex Caspary

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1004
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1004, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Two singles, tied by Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 31" circular datestamp on 1856 folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, ms. "Paid 20c" and "p Land Mail", transit and receiving backstamps, cover refolded at right and some splitting along folds, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1005
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1005, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III-II-III (15-14-15), 10c Green, Ty. III-II-III (15-14-15)10c Green, Ty. III-II-III (15-14-15). Vertical strip of three, three clear to large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at right and bottom, in at left, tied by "New Orleans La. May 21, 1857" datestamps on folded cover to France, red "New Paid York Jun. 10 24" credit datestamp, boxed "P.D." and French transits, fresh and Fine

E. 300-400
500
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1006
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1006, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Pos. 86L1, recut once at top, enormous margins, tied by "Santa Clara Cal. Jun. 15" circular datestamp on buff cover to Chesterville O., barely reduced at left, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,800
900
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1007
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1007, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV-II-II (16-14-14), 10c Green, Ty. IV-II-II (16-14-14)10c Green, Ty. IV-II-II (16-14-14). Positions 3-5R1, lefthand stamp in horizontal strip of three with recut at top, rich color and impression, large even margins, ms. cancel, tied by "Middletown O. Dec. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Wurttemburg, Germany, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 7" credit datestamp, red Aachen transit, Extremely Fine, a very choice use of the Type IV imperforate from the "Misplaced Relief" position

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1008
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1008, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III-IV-III (15-16-15), 10c Green, Ty. III-IV-III (15-16-15)10c Green, Ty. III-IV-III (15-16-15). Horizontal strip of three, Pos. 85-87L1, center stamp recut at top, large margins to just in at bottom left, tied by bold red grids on cover to Germany, matching "N. York 7 Br. Pkt. Paid Jul. 14" credit datestamp, red Aachen transit, receiving backstamp, expertly sealed tear affecting right stamp and bottom margin of Type IV stamp, Very Fine appearing combination usage

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1009
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1009, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to just touched, used with 3c Dull Red (11), horizontal pair, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U10) to France, cancelled and tied by "Memphis Ten. Sep. 6, 1858" circular datestamp, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Sep. 13" datestamp, carried aboard the Collins Line's Ericsson, transit and receiving backstamps, missing part of backflap, some minor wear, a Very Fine and rare usage

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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