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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1054
c
1c Blue (63). Tied by octagonal Philadelphia carrier datestamp on Life Insurance company's blue corner card cover addressed locally, stamp torn and repaired, cover with light bend barely affecting stamp and cover tear at top left, still appears Fine, despite the defects this is still an attractive cover

E. 300-400
300
1055
c
1c Blue (63). Two, well-centered, beautiful pastel shade, tied by "Philada. Pa. Post Office" double-circle datestamp on insurance co. corner card cover to local street address, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1056
c
3c Pink (64). Intense shade with such strong bluish cast that we are tempted to classify it as a Pigeon Blood (the blue cancel may contribute to the bluish effect), tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Nov. 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue Shield Patriotic cover to Ohio, couple stains at lower right, stamp with tear at B. and few nibbed perfs at T., still Fine

950
160
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1057
c
3c Pink (64). Tied by "Central R.R. Dec. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Cincinnati O., with 1861 enclosure, stamp with small faults from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1058
c
3c Rose (65). Tied by Shield fancy cancel on orange cover to New York City, "Paterson N.J. Jun. 23" double-circle datestamp, cover barely reduced at left and few minor mounting stains on back, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
105
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1059
c
3c Rose (65). Eight covers (one 3c entire), each with Shield fancy cancel and Paterson N.J. circular datestamp, covers with small faults, Very Fine strikes

E. 300-400
400
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1060
c
3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68). Horizontal strip of three and single, tied by circular datestamp on orange cover from San Francisco to Templeton Mass., small edge faults, Fine, unusual franking

E. 100-150
60
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1061
c
10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair used with 3c Rose (65), former tied by target cancels and "Bloomfield N.J. Mar. 12 '65" double-circle datestamp, latter with target cancel, on registered cover to Liberty Falls N.Y., slightly reduced at right, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
105
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1062
c
1c Blue, 10c Green (63, 68). 1c (one), 10c (two), slightly overlapping, tied by cork, red "Paterson N.J. May 7" and New York credit datestamp on buff cover to Amsterdam, Holland, large ms. rate, cover with usual creases and wrinkles, 1c stamp with small corner fault, otherwise Fine cover

E. 200-250
105
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1063
c
10c Green (68). Horizontal strip of three, wide margins top and bottom, tied by fancy quartered cork cancels on Prussian Closed Mail cover to Darmstadt, Germany, blue Aachen transit also ties strip, red "N.York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 12" credit datestamp at R., receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
220
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1064
c
10c Yellow Green (68). Cancelled by cogwheel, matching "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 24" circular datestamp on orange cover to Washington C.H. Va., routed "via San Francisco" and bearing Mexico 1868 12c Black on Green (59) tied by perfectly struck "Franco en Mazatlan Aug. 6, 1870" double-circle datestamp, bold "10" due hs, slightly reduced at sides, cover with stains affecting 10c stamp, deserving of skillfull restoration, Very Fine and extremely rare mixed-franking usage

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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1065
c
12c Black (69). Well-struck rosette cancel, used on small mourning cover to Cheetham, England, red "Paterson N.J. Sep. 12" circular datestamp, red New York and Liverpool transit datestamps, Very Fine

E. 100-150
170
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1066
c
30c Orange (71). Tied by bold cogwheel cancel on orange cover to Paris, France, red "Paterson N.J. Jun. 5", New York and French transits and boxed "PD" cancel, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1067
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1067, 1861-66 Issue5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (71, 75), 5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (71, 75)5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (71, 75). Slightly overlapping, 30c tied by cork, 5c tied by blue boxed Aachen transit hs on small cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, red "Paterson N.J. Nov. 7", red New York transit, with 1865 enclosure, 30c with tiny piece out in corner and cover with sealed tear at top, Fine and scarce usage

E. 500-750
400
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1067A
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1067A, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Tied by segmented cork and used with 3c Rose (65), vertical pair, s.e. at left, similarly tied on legal-size cover to Birmingham, England, light strike of red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Dec. 18" circular datestamp, red crayon credit at left, Dec. 28, 1867 receiving backstamp, some overall wear and toning

FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON COVER.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
4,750
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1068
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1068, 1861-66 Issue2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose and 5c Brown (65, 76), cancelled by targets and tied by "Cape Vincent N.Y. May 2" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Burritts Rapids, Canada West, 1864 transit and receiving backstamps, cover reduced and expertly repaired at L., appears Fine

E. 200-300
120
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1069
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1069, 1861-66 Issue2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and strip of three and single of 3c Rose (65), each stamp cancelled by neat strike of grid on orange 1865 cover to England, red "Milltown Me. Jun. 14" circular datestamp, Boston and Liverpool transits, ms. "By Qubeck Maile" at left, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at bottom, scuff at top of 2c stamp filled in with black ink, otherwise appears Fine, an attractive three-color franking

E. 500-750
325
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1070
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1070, 1861-66 Issue2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68, two) and 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grids on cover to England, red "Milltown Me. Oct. 12" circular datestamp, Boston credit datestamp also ties stamps, 1867 receiving backstamp, some edgewear, missing top flap, otherwise Fine and attractive three-color franking

E. 300-400
210
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1071
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1071, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (73, 68), 2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (73, 68)2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (73, 68). Horizontal pairs of each, tied by grids on blue cover to England, red "Milltown Me. May 3" circular datestamp, red "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. May 5, 1866 3" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, some edgewear and missing part of backflap, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
280
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1072
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1072, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, 24c Red Lilac (70, 73), 2c Black, 24c Red Lilac (70, 73)2c Black, 24c Red Lilac (70, 73). 24c s.e., at right, used with two 2c, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 9" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Germany, red New York credit datestamp, stamps affected from placement near edge of cover incl. one 2c stamp affected by horizontal file fold, Fine, rare combination

E. 200-300
200
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1073
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1073, 1861-66 Issue2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Oct. 3" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire to New York City street address, second strike and blue "Post Office Victoria V.I." crown oval, Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, "Collect 2 cts." handstamp for local delivery, missing 5c stamp replaced with another, still a scarce Black Jack usage

E. 300-400
600
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1074
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1074, 1861-66 Issue5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal strip of three, used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), tied by grid cancels, also tied by red New York and Aachen transits on tissue-paper cover to Berlin, Prussia, "Portland Me. Dec. 16 1862" double-circle datestamp, cover with edge tears and nicks typical of this thin paper (reinforced with archival tape and card), horizontal fold, otherwise Very Fine, strips of the 5c Red Brown are exceedingly scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1075
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1075, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Used with 1c Blue, pair and single of 3c Rose (65) and three singles of 10c Yellow Green (68), cancelled or tied by crossroads cancel on 1864 folded letter to Paris, France, red "New Paid York Sep. 27 36" circular datestamp, red boxed "P.D." also ties two stamps, French transit and receiving backstamp, horizontal file fold affects one 3c stamp, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, an attractive four-color franking paying three times the 15c rate

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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1076
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1076, 1861-66 Issue24c Dark Lilac (78), 24c Dark Lilac (78)24c Dark Lilac (78). Tied by well-struck Shield fancy cancel on yellow cover to Cheetham, England, red "Paterson N.J. Aug. 20" circular datestamp and red New York transit, cover with small piece of backflap removed, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
575
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