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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1156
c
1c Buff (112). Centered to top left, tied by circle of wedges cancel, "Clinton N.J." circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover with ornate design for addressing, Very Fine

E. 300-400
140
1157
c
1c Buff (112). Well-centered, quartered cork cancel, "Paterson N.J. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on locally-addressed small cover, cover with tiny mend, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Knapp, Newbury

E. 300-400
190
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1158
c
1c Buff (112). Cork cancel, "Freehold N.J. Apr. 16" circular datestamp, on yellow locally-addressed cover, Freehold Institute illustrated corner card, few small stains at edges, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
125
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1159
c
1c Buff (112). Centered to left, tied by Cross fancy cancel, "Lambertville N.J. Dec. 22" double-circle datestamp on locally-addressed buff cover, accompanied by Amwell Masonic Lodge notice, Fine

E. 300-400
170
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1160
c
1c Buff (112). Centered to top left, tied by bold radial cancel, "Paterson N.J. Aug. ?" circular datestamp on locally-addressed small cover, Very Fine

E. 150-200
100
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1161
c
1c Buff (112). Well-centered with wide margins, worn impression, tied by "Paterson N.J. Jan. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to "Scott's Express, Paterson", tiny hole in circular datestamp and tiny tear at top right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
105
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1162
c
1c Buff (112). Centered to bottom left, small circle of wedges cancel, "Princeton N.J. Jun. 16" circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover, stamp also tied by small soiled area at top right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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1163
c
1c Buff (112). Centered to left, rich color, light small circle of wedges cancel, "Princeton N.J. Jun. 16" circular datestamp on very fresh locally-addressed cover, couple minor perf tips toned, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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1164
c
1c Buff (112). Two covers, each with bold "P" cancel of Plainfield N.J. and locally-addressed, one with original dues notice for local YMCA, other with tax collector's imprint (stamp has s.e.), part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
200
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1165
c
1c Buff (112). Horizontal pair, tied by single pen stroke on advertising cover for Moorestown (N.J.) Small Fruit and Plant Farm addressed to Waterloo Pa., Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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1166
c
1c Buff (112). Horizontal strip of three, left stamp faulty, tied by "donut" cancels, on yellow cover to Deensville N.Y., "Hammonton N.J. May 29" circular datestamp, large newspaper advertisement at top left

E. 300-400
210
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1167
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1167, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Horizontal pair and single, tied by cork cancels on cover with printed address to Philadelphia, single with natural s.e. at right and affixed to YMCA Good Samaritan label, "Williamsburgh N.Y." May 31 and Jun. 1 circular datestamps, "Held for Postage" hs at left, cover with printed small religious message at top left, Very Fine

E. 500-750
300
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1168
c
1c Buff, 2c Brown (112, 113). Tied together by "New Market N.J. May 18" duplex on yellow corner card cover to Newark N.J., Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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1169
c
1c Buff, 2c Red Brown (112, 146). Slightly overlapping, tied by blue target cancels, matching "Merchantsville N.J. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Indianapolis Ind., slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
95
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1170
c
1c Buff, 2c Red Brown (112, 146). Tied by bright blue target cancels, matching "Merchantsville N.J. Dec. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Indianapolis Ind., 2c with natural s.e. at right and arrow at bottom, cover slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1171
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1171, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114), 1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114). Slightly overlapping, tied by red and black circle of wedges cancels, matching red and black "Trenton N.J. Apr. 29" (1870) circular datestamp, second strike in red at right on small cover with printed address to Paris, France, British and French transits, Very Fine, a superb and colorful 1869 cover, very scarce 4c British Open Mail rate to France

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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1172
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1172, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114), 1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114). 1c single, 3c horizontal strip of three, cross cancels, tied by French packet datestamp on cover to Paris, France, "Lambertville N.J. Apr. 12" (1870) circular datestamp, multiple strikes of red New York transit, "Short Paid" straightline hs on reverse, "8" decimes due hs, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1173
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1173, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115), 1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115)1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115). One of each, cork cancels with 6c tied on 1870 orange cover to Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, clear "Williamsburgh N. Y. Dec. 7" circular datestamp, red New York exchange circular datestamp and boxed Bremen datestamp, cover slightly reduced at top, stamps with light perf toning, 1c with natural s.e. at right

FINE. A VERY RARE COVER FEATURING THE 1-CENT AND 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIALS PAYING THE 7-CENT NORTH GERMAN UNION RATE VIA BREMEN.

Put into effect in July 1870, the 7c N.G.U. rate had the misfortune of coinciding with the Franco-Prussian War when France declared war on July 19th. Fear of German ships being captured while at sea led the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg-American lines to keep their ships in neutral ports and to cease operations. Only two sailings were made in July and not until October 1870 did the North German Lloyd deem it safe enough to resume operations, sending ships from Bremen around the north of Scotland to New York, though sailings were irregular, and the wreck of the Union near Rattray Head (Nov. 28, 1870) caused them to virtually abandon this route. Normal service was restored in February 1871, but the rate was reduced to 6c in October. Needless to say, covers showing the ill-fated 7c rate are very rare. This is an exceedingly rare example with 1869 Pictorials.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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1174
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1174, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114), 1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114). 1c single, tied by N.J. town circular datestamp and cork cancels, 3c horizontal strip of three, cork cancels, on buff cover to Amsterdam, Holland, red New York transit datestamp, Very Fine, rare destination

E. 400-500
0
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1175
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1175, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)1c Buff, 3c Green (112, 158), 1c Buff, 3c Green (112, 158)1c Buff, 3c Green (112, 158). 1c single, 3c (three), slightly overlapping, tied by target cancels and "Pennington N.J. Sep. 9" double-circle datestamp on cover to Dresden, Saxony, red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
475
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1176
c
2c Brown (113). Rich color, tied by "Newark N.J. Oct. 23" duplex cancel on locally-addressed U.S. Grant campaign cover, minor repair, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1177
c
2c Brown (113). Tied by cork cancel, "Newark N.J. Mar. 12" circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover, "Held for Postage" straightline hs and Good Samaritan postage label at top left, cover with central vertical file fold and repaired tear at top clear of stamp and label, appears Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1178
c
2c Brown (113). Tied by Axe fancy cancel, "Trenton N.J. Oct 1" circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover, Very Fine strike and cover

E. 300-400
750
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1179
c
2c Brown (113). Circle of wedges cancel, on ornate legal-size black on pink advertising cover for Birch Carriages and Harnesses, Burlington N.J. addressed to Trenton N.J., stamp with s.e., cover with tiny tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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1180
c
10c Green, 2c Brown (68, 113). Slightly overlapping singles, 10c small faults, 2c pen cancel and natural s.e. at right, tied by cork cancels on yellow cover to Fort Arlington, Ireland, "Newark N.J. Nov. 20" and violet "Phila. Paid All Nov. 23" circular datestamp, part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1181
c
2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). Singles, rich color, light cancels, Very Good, on small cover to Mittoria, Canada West, Basking Ridge N.J. circular datestamp, "U.S. 10 cts." in oval, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1182
c
2c Brown (113). Horizontal pair, deep shade and sharp impression, tied by two strikes of "Steamboat" straightline cancel, on cover to New York City, Very Fine, pencil note at left indicates mailed from Greenport, Aug. 1869 -- because Greenport is on the northern shore of the eastern tip of Long Island, it must have been easier to transport mail by ship across Long Island Sound than by land across the full length of the island -- with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
200
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1183
c
2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). 2c vertical strip of three, natural s.e., and 3c, tied by "Newark N.J. Feb. 29" duplex on 3c Pink entire to San Francisco, Fine

E. 200-300
90
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1184
c
2c Brown (113). Tied by cork cancel, another 2c stamp fell off before second franking with France 20c Blue (33), tied by French star of dots cancel on cover to Paris, France, "Short Paid" straightline applied by forwarder on back, Munroe & Co. forwarder's hs on front, usual transits, cover opened roughly at sides, Fine

E. 400-500
300
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1185
c
2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). 2c horizontal pair, 3c two singles, tied by rosette cancels, 2c also tied by "Morristown N.J. Jun. 28" circular datestamp, 3c also tied by red New York transit datestamp on 1870 cover to Germany, red Bremen transit, small piece of backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
400
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1186
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1186, 1869 Pictorial Issue (1c - 3c)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Used with 10c Green, 15c Black, F. Grills (96, 98), 15c horizontal pair, slightly overlapping, tied by grid cancels on yellow cover to Hong Kong, China, "Jersey City N.J. Jun. 28" circular datestamp, red London transit and "32" credit, "Hong Kong Marine Sorter Singapore to Hong Kong Au. 19/26 69" double-circle datestamp on back, Extremely Fine and choice cover

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1187
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Skull fancy cancel, "Newark N.J. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on orange cover to Erie Pa., Extremely Fine cover and strike

E. 500-750
750
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1188
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Shield in Circle fancy cancel, "Woodbridge N.J. Apr. 20" circular datestamp on orange cover to Newark N.J., with original letter, small part of backflap removed, Very Fine strike and cover

E. 500-750
400
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1189
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Star fancy cancel, "Bridgeton N.J. Oct. 12" circular datestamp and second strike of negative 5-Point Star fancy cancel on cover to Norristown, Pa., Extremely Fine cover and strike

E. 150-200
75
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1190
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Half Moon & Star fancy cancel, "Manamuskin N.J. May 24" circular datestamp on orange cover to Albion N.Y., Very Fine cover and strike

E. 200-300
95
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1191
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "PD" fancy cancel, "New Brunswick N.J. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on buff cover to Newark, N.J., backflap removed, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1192
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by blue segmented cork cancel, matching "Dodds Express Aug. 12, 1869 Long Branch N.J." datestamp in fancy frame on buff cover to Primesville, N.J., cover with faults, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce marking

E. 200-300
100
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1193
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "Morris & Essex R.R." circular datestamp on yellow cover to Fort Leyden, N.Y., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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1194
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Three covers, Lambertville N.J. circular datestamps and "Bel. Del. & Flemington Railroads, Supts. Office R.R. Business, Lambertville N.J." handstamped corner cards, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1195
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel, lightly struck "Bristol R.I." circular datestamp and bold "N.Y. Steamship 10" circular datestamp, some toning, still Fine and unusual usage

E. 100-150
160
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1196
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Cork cancel, "Paterson N.J. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on all-over Excelsior Mills ad cover with illustrated street scene, with original invoice showing same image, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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1197
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "Princeton N.J." duplex on all-over advertising cover for Watson Mfg. Co., Bridge Builders, illustration of bridge over waterfall, stamp with perfs trimmed at left, Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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1198
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel, "Freehold N.J. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on cover to New York City, Freehold Institute illustrated corner card, slightly reduced at left, stamp torn in two prior to use, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
65
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1199
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by quartered cork, "Williamsburgh N.Y. Jun. 18" circular datestamp on Mower and Reaper machine ad cover to Branford Ct., Very Fine

E. 200-300
95
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1200
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by quartered cork and "Williamsburgh N.Y. Dec. 3" circular datestamp on Mower and Reaper machine ad cover to Branford Ct., Very Fine

E. 200-300
95
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1201
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Three Mower and Reaper machine advertising covers, each with cork cancel tying 3c Ultramarine (114) and Williamsburgh N.Y. datestamp, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1202
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Grid cancel, matching "Montclair N.J. Aug. 4" circular datestamp on Hillside Seminary ad cover with printed brochure for prospective students, stamp has trimmed perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1203
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel, "Matawan N.J. May ?" circular datestamp on Agricultural Implements and Seeds ad cover to Freehold N.J., with second image of plow on reverse, Very Fine

E. 100-150
170
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1204
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Well-centered, tied by cork and "Newark N.J. May 10" circular datestamp on Agricultural Warehouse and Seeds ad cover with horses pulling plow, roughly opened at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
45
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1205
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel, "Newark N.J. Apr. 13" circular datestamp on Agricultural Warehouse and Seeds ad cover with horses pulling plow, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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1206
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Two State of New Jersey covers with state seal at left, slightly different designs, minor faults, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1207
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Two State of New Jersey covers, Dept. of Public Instruction and Adjutant General's Office, former faulty, latter slightly reduced, Fine-Very Fine appearing pair

E. 150-200
75
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1208
c
3c Deep Violet Ultramarine (114 var). Remarkably intense purplish color, well-centered, lightly cancelled on fresh cover to Philadelphia, "Princeton N.J. Jun. 11" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice

E. 100-150
120
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1209
c
3c Ultramarine, Gray Paper (114 var). Horizontal pair, tied by quartered cork cancels, "Trenton N.J. Jul. 11" circular datestamp on fresh cover to Sergeantville N.J., New Jersey Department of State corner card, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare pair of the 3c Gray Paper variety on cover

E. 200-300
270
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1210
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Two Grant campaign covers from Elizabeth and Lambertville, small faults, appear Fine

E. 300-400
210
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1211
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "Greenville N.J. Feb. 25" double-circle datestamp on printed circular for eggs to Montreal, Canada, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
210
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1212
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, deep blue shade, tied by quartered cork cancel, matching "New Brunswick N.J. Nov. 29" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to London, England, red New York and London transits, small stain, otherwise Very Fine, ex Caspary

E. 150-200
75
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1213
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, well-centered, 5-Point Star fancy cancels on 3c Pink entire to San Francisco, "Newark N.J. Jun. 9" circular datestamp, printed return address and company receiving datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1214
c
3c Ultramarine (114). Used with 15c Black (77), slightly overlapping, 3c s.e., light pen cancels, used on registered yellow cover to Mays Landing N.J., "Port Republic N.J. Jun. 3" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1215
c
3c Ultramarine, 3c Green (114, 158). Slightly overlapping, both with s.e., tied by faint cork cancels, matching "Matawan N.J. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover to London, England, red New York and London transits, with 1873 enclosure, Very Fine, an unusual combination

E. 300-400
140
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