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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Classic Illustrated Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
131
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 131, Classic Illustrated Covers1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Beautiful Plate 1 Early color, large margins to just barely in, tied by red grid of squares, matching "Hockanum Ct. Mar. 10" circular datestamp on illustrated Temperance cover to East Granby Conn.

VERY FINE. AN IMMACULATE AND RARE TEMPERANCE COVER WITH THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

Ex Brooks and Fleckenstein. Signed Ashbrook.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
132
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 132, Classic Illustrated Covers1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Three singles, slightly overlapping and cancelled by bold red grids, matching "Vernon Vt. Oct. 31" circular datestamp on illustrated Fremont campaign cover to Amherst Mass., rare design with cavalry charge against Indians depicted, trivial edge wear, fresh and Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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133
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 133, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to just in, tied by "Gorham N.H. Sep. 1" circular datestamp on orange illustrated Buchanan & Breckenridge campaign cover to Winthrop Me., original 1856-dated enclosure, trivial edge wear, Very Fine and rare design

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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134
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 134, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (26), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (26)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (26). Well-centered, tied by "Paid 3" in arc and "Tiffin Ohio Sep. 5, 1860" circular datestamp on Stephen Douglas Campaign/Advertising cover in black on buff with Davis displaying a prominent Black Eye due to overinking, illustration at right of "The Cabinet Maker of 1831" with hand-drawn pipe billowing smoke, flap opening ends in tear on front at upper left which has been skillfully mended, beautiful and Very Fine, an attractive and rare usage with interesting hand-drawn additions

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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135
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 135, Classic Illustrated CoversLincoln & Hamlin Railsplitter Campaign Cover, Lincoln & Hamlin Railsplitter Campaign CoverLincoln & Hamlin Railsplitter Campaign Cover. Illustrated design with beardless Lincoln portrait, together with vignette of log cabin and railsplitting, on cover originating in Thurn & Taxis and sent to Milwaukee Wis., "Darmstadt 12 Febr. 1861" double-circle datestamp (appropriately Lincoln's birthday), also matching "5/10" rating, "N. York Bremen Pkt. Mar. 8 15" debit handstamp, transit backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE OF A LINCOLN CAMPAIGN COVER FROM THURN & TAXIS.

With 1977 Friedl certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
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136
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 136, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Rich color, tied by "Norfolk Ct. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on cover with blue Lincoln & Hamlin campaign embossed cameo design with Eaves imprint, to West Hinsted Conn., ribbon at bottom of design reads "I do not expect the house to fall but I expect that it will cease to be divided", slightly reduced at left just barely into design, Very Fine, an extremely rare Eaves design for Lincoln's first campaign, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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137
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 137, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by quartered cork on dark purple lithographed Lincoln & Johnson campaign cover to N. Bridgewater Mass., red "Boston Mass. Oct. 11" double-circle datestamp, L. Prang & Co. Boston imprint, slightly reduced at left, trivial small edge tear, still Very Fine, a handsome design, superSeded by a second version with a better likeness of Lincoln, which may explain the greater rarity of this type

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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138
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 138, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Well-centered, tied by greenish-blue "Cincinnati O. Jun. 1" double-circle datestamp on brownish violet McClellan & Pendleton 1864 campaign cover to Chicago, L. Prang & Co. Boston imprint, "Little Mack" slogan in frame at left, stamp surrounded by frame at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, one of the finest of the few McLellan campaign covers extant, from our 1992 Rarities sale (realized $2,800), with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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139
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 139, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by grid and "Plattsburgh N.Y. Jul. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Sheldon Vt. with "Elliot's Revolver. Full Size." illustrated advertisement covering almost the entire area of envelope, S. W. Orr imprint, Extremely Fine, a spectacular design, ex Brown

E. 1,000-1,500
5,000
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140
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 140, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Beautiful bright shade, tied by "Ilion N.Y." circular datestamp on cover to Southington Conn. with Remington & Sons "Full Size" illustrated revolver advertisement covering almost the entire area of envelope, S. W. Orr imprint, Extremely Fine, illustration is identical to previous lot with only a change in text

E. 1,000-1,500
5,000
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141
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 141, Classic Illustrated Covers1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Two, rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa." octagonal datestamp on Great Central Fair cover to Couderspot Pa., illustrated battle scene with fallen soldier in black, right stamp has small tears, still fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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142
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 142, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at right, tied by "Washington City D.C. Feb. 10" circular datestamp on large all-over orange Romeo and Juliet Valentine cover to Randolph Vt., with original Valentine enclosure, minor wear, fresh and Very Fine, a rare and attractive Civil War Valentine

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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143
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 143, Classic Illustrated Covers24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Three, tied by blue targets, matching "Cincinnati O. Nov. 18" circular datestamps on yellow Alf Burnett Elocutionist's all-over illustrated cover to London, England, 1867 receiving backstamp, faint red crayon rating and London transit, stamps off-center, Fine-Very Fine, hilarious design with Alf in drag, also a rare triple-rate usage, ex Krug, signed Ashbrook

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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144
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 144, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Vertical pair, centered to right and few faults, tied by corks, indistinct town datestamp, on legal-size cover with multicolored collage for facial artist Alf Burnett and addressed to New York City, cover with 1866 newspaper clipping affixed to back regarding his performances, some slight wear, Very Fine, absolutely spectacular with an array of Alf's comic portrayals, including three in drag

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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145
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 145, Classic Illustrated CoversIllustrated Alf Burnett Cover to New Zealand, Illustrated Alf Burnett Cover to New ZealandIllustrated Alf Burnett Cover to New Zealand. All-over illustrated cover for "Alf Burnett, Comic, Delineator and Recitationist", light strike of "Portsmouth O. Dec. 27" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Wannganni, New Zealand, target cancel appears to have tied a stamp that fell off in transit, "Short Paid" in frame and Wellington datestamp in space where stamp was affixed, French transit, ms. "3/8" due marking, trivial edge wear, Very Fine, almost certainly a unique usage of this fantastic illustrated design

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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146
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 146, Classic Illustrated Covers3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Horizontal pair and two singles, cancelled by quartered corks and tied by "Sidney Neb. May 26" circular datestamp on Alf Burnett illustrated cover to Wanaganni, New Zealand, billing him as a "Delineator of Comic Character" and featuring five illustrations of him as a man, old woman, young lady, etc., with 1880-dated original enclosure (also with illustration) and contents from Alf Burnett, interesting contents regarding his touring and perceptions of the country, stamps affected from placement at edge of cover, a Very Fine and interesting cover and enclosure

E. 750-1,000
500
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