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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1851-56 Issue (12c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
284
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 284, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to just touched, stamp with small tear at top right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 1 Jan." circular datestamp on cover to Boston, Very Fine, scarce double 6c rate usage before April 1855 rate change

1,500
675
285
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 285, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, three large margins, clear to just in at left, right stamp tiny nick in margin, cancelled by red grid, matching "New Haven Con. Dec. 30, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England, pair tied by Liverpool receiving datestamp, red "19" credit, Boston transit backstamp, cover opened revealing ms. note which reads in part "About 20 slaves have been hanged on accusation of conspiracy & some others both white & black whipped to death under 700 & 800 strokes. Only one overt act has been committed by the negroes - a family of females and children were all murdered and the house burned by them...", cover with some edge wear and vertical file fold at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, interesting for its contents

840
650
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286
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 286, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, three large margins, just in at left, tied by grids on orange cover to Liverpool, England, "Belfast Me. Mar. 13, 1858" circular datestamp, red "19" credit handstamp, red Liverpool receiving datestamp, cover with small sealed tear at bottom left and slightly reduced at right, otherwise Fine

800
0
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287
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 287, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, three large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top, in at bottom, tied by "Fall River Ms. Sep. 20" circular datestamp on orange cover to Liverpool, England, red 1855 transit also ties pair, receiving backstamp, red "3" credit, slightly reduced at sides and missing part of top flap, otherwise Fine

800
260
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288
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 288, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a), 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Lower left diagonal half, large margins, tied across the cut by neat "San Francisco Cal. 16 Oct." circular datestamp on blue 1853 folded letter to East Pepperell Mass., "10" handstamp applied in San Francisco

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE AND WELL-TIED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 BISECTED FOR PREPAYMENT OF THE 6-CENT RATE BUT REJECTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO POST OFFICE.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,000
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289
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 289, 1851-56 Issue (12c)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to slightly in, used with Hawaii, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), clear margins to in at bottom left, uncancelled, 12c tied by well-struck "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 6, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Old Lyme Conn., red Honolulu circular datestamp, Hawaiian stamp "tied" by light file fold, minor cover edge wear

A FINE AND RARE UNITED STATES AND HAWAIIAN MIXED FRANKING.

With 1975 and 1999 P.F. certificates

10,000
1,600
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