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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1247
c
12c Green (117). Well-centered, tied by bold target cancel and "Belvidere N.J. May 23, 1870" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Washington N.J., few virtually invisible sealed tears, otherwise Extremely Fine, a scarce domestic use of a single 12c 1869 Pictorial

E. 300-400
280
1248
c
6c Ultramarine, 12c Green (115, 117). Slightly overlapping, tied by cork cancels, Williamsburgh N.Y. circular datestamp on registered cover to West Cornwall Conn., slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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1249
c
12c Green (117). Deep shade, tied by quartered cork cancel on cover to Manchester, England, "Passaic N.J." oval hs with ms. "Oct. 21" date, red New York transit and Manchester backstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
290
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1250
c
12c Green (117). Sharp impression, pen cancel, on mourning cover to Manchester, England, "Passaic N.J." oval with ms. "Jan. 15" date, red New York and London transits, Manchester backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1251
c
12c Green (117). Tied by quartered cork cancel, "Cafe Island N.J. Aug. 10" on cover to London, England, violet "Philada. Pa. Paid All Aug. 10" and red "London Paid 12 Au 69" circular datestamp, stamp with some toned perfs, Fine

425
350
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1252
c
12c Green (117). Tied by blue cork cancel, matching "Savannah Ga. Nov. 13" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Liverpool, England, ms. "Pr. Nemesis fm N.Y.", red New York transit, receiving backstamp, small repaired tear at top shows scotch tape mark, otherwise Fine, from a rare crossing, this is the only voyage where the Nemesis carried mails from New York, five of her six trips from New York as a Cunarder were made when the Cunard Line was refusing to carry the American mails

E. 300-400
270
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1253
c
12c Green (117). Rich color, natural s.e., tied by deep red quartered cork cancel and matching "Trenton N.J. Jul. 12" circular datestamp on small 1869 cover with printed address to "First Assistant Engineer, Clark Fisher, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Franklin. Care of B.F. Stevens, Esq. No. 17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London", red London transit and B.F. Stevens double-oval datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1254
c
12c Green (117). Rich color, quartered cork cancel, tied by red New York transit on cover to Derbyshire, England, "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov. 3" circular datestamp, Derby backstamp, cover has a few staple holes at left, otherwise Fine

425
100
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1255
c
12c Green. Rich color, tied by "Morristown N.J. Dec. 13" duplex and red New York transit on 1869 cover to London, England, clear red B.F. Stevens double-oval datestamp, London backstamp, part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 300-400
260
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1256
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1256, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal strip of three, tied by quartered cork cancels, "Philipsburgh N.J. Jun. 28" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Singapore, addressed to a naval officer, red New York transit backstamp and "32" credit handstamp, red London transit and "1d" Colonial due handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH COVER. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS TO SINGAPORE WITH A STRIP OF THREE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Eagle, Knapp and Ishikawa

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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1257
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1257, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117), 10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117)10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117). Overlapping singles, tied by target cancels, "Southampton N.Y. Feb. 2" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Chile, cover slightly reduced at left, edges oxidized and soiled, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
525
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1258
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1258, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117), 3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117)3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117). Tied by cork cancel, "Williamsburgh N.Y. Jun. 28" circular datestamp on 1869 orange cover to Switzerland, red New York transit circular datestamp, Swiss receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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1259
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1259, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117), 3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117)3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117). 3c horizontal strip of three, natural s.e., tied by cork cancels on cover to Switzerland, "Middlebush N.J. Dec. 27" circular datestamp, red New York and foreign transits, part of backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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1260
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1260, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Tied by grid cancel on 3c Pink entire to Buffalo N.Y., "New York Registered Aug. 4" circular datestamp, roughly opened at right with part of backflap removed, central file fold, staple hole at left, Fine

E. 300-400
200
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1261
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1261, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by "Newark N.J. Aug. 31" duplex on orange cover to Basel, Switzerland, ms. "via England", Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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1262
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1262, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Well-centered, lightly cancelled on 1870 blue cover to Rome, Italy, "Wilmington N.C. Feb. 6" circular datestamp, red New York backstamp, German transits, red "4" and "1-1/2Wf." credit handstamps, some edgewear barely affects stamp, otherwise Fine usage

E. 400-500
190
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1263
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1263, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by "Burlington N.J. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, red New York and French transits, red boxed "PD" and blue forwarder's hs, lightened stain at center, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1264
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1264, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Cork cancel, small corner fault from placement on cover to Berlin, Prussia, "Orange N.J. May 9" circular datestamp, red New York and Verviers-Cologne transits, Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1265
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1265, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Cork cancel, "Egg Harbor City N.J. Feb. 18" circular datestamp on 1870 yellow cover to Switzerland, red New York transit and Swiss receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1991 Rendon certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
475
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1266
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1266, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c - 30c)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Tied by fancy quartered cork cancel and "Egg Harbor City N.J. Mar. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Lucerne, Switzerland, red New York transit, three Swiss backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USAGE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL FROM NEW JERSEY, PAYING THE DOUBLE RATE TO SWITZERLAND.

The 1869 P.R.A. census records five 30c covers to Switzerland. Signed Ashbrook

E. 15,000-20,000
21,000
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