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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
235
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 235, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Three singles, bright Plate 1 Early shade, ample margins, center stamp from top row of left pane, tied by bold "New York Mar. 28" circular datestamp with integral 3-bar grid on buff cover to Detroit Mich., original 1852 letter, Very Fine, with Ashbrook notes on back

E. 200-300
170
236
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 236, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIA-II (7-8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIA-II (7-8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIA-II (7-8A-7). Positions 18-20R1E, horizontal strip of three, large margins to slightly in at top, bright Plate 1E shade, tied by neat strikes of small "Paid" grids, red "Boston 3 Cts. 23 Oct." circular datestamp also ties strip on folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold thru right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, an attractive usage, with copy of 1959 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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237
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 237, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 8R1L, recut twice at bottom, huge margins to just in at right incl. sheet margin at top, stamp tied by St. Louis boxed "1ct" handstamp, cover also bears "Advertised May 16" circular datestamp, tiny brown spot on stamp, Extremely Fine, rare markings, especially used on a position which produced Type Ib in the early state of the plate

E. 500-750
350
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238
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 238, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 82R1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, large margins to just barely touched at right, cancelled by St. Louis boxed "1ct" handstamp on light yellow cover to St. Louis Mo., Extremely Fine, rare

E. 400-500
210
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239
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 239, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 65R1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom and at left, tied by St. Louis boxed "1ct" handstamp on National Telegraph embossed corner card cover to St. Louis street address and forwarded, 1857 docketing indicates message from John C. Crittenden in Frankfort Ky., some faint waterstains along edges, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare usage

E. 200-300
400
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240
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 240, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Full even margins, deep rich color, tied by light face-free "New-York Jun. 23" circular datestamp on remarkably fresh cover with red Barnum's American Museum embossed advertisement at left, addressed to famous American artist Asher B. Durand at 91 Amity St., Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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241
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 241, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and twice at bottom, large margins to barely touched, tied by "Savannah Ga." circular datestamp on blue wrapper to Providence R.I., slight offset on cover and ms. "Open P/C" indicates that originally contained a printed circular, Very Fine and choice, ex Judd

150
75
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242
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 242, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, 10c Green, Ty. III-IV (9, 11, 15-16), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, 10c Green, Ty. III-IV (9, 11, 15-16)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, 10c Green, Ty. III-IV (9, 11, 15-16). Right stamp of 10c pair is Ty. IV, recut at bottom, margins to cut in at bottom, 1c sheet margin at top and Position 5R1L (this position produced Type Ib on Plate 1E and still shows complete design at top and major double transfer), slightly in at bottom, stamps tied by light strikes of "Wabash Ill. Apr. 14" (1857) datestamps on back on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Germany, rare red "N. York 8 U.S. Pkt. Paid Apr. 18" credit datestamp, blue Bremen transit and German receiving backstamps, this cover comes from a new correspondence and shows some wrinkles and wear, still a Fine and remarkable usage

E. 750-1,000
550
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243
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 243, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 57L1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, large margins to just in at bottom, tied by "Buffalo N.Y." circular datestamp on folded printed circular for manufacturer with illustrations, to Wardsville Station, Canada West, minor edge wear, Fine

E. 150-200
65
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244
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 244, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 59-60L1L, horizontal pair, showing minor plate crack at bottom of right stamp, margins to in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 1" circular datestamp on folded cover marked "Prices Current", to Liverpool, England, 1854 receiving backstamp, bold "2" due marking, small tears at top of cover, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
350
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245
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 245, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 78-80L1L, horizontal strip of three, deep rich color, large margins to just slightly in at top, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Apr. 30" circular datestamps on blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Virginia Ill., rare Eaves design with eagle and ornate frame, fresh and Extremely Fine, a striking cover

E. 500-750
575
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246
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 246, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins with part of adjoining strip at bottom, slightly in at top left, tied by bold "Utica N.Y. Jul. 31" circular datestamps on buff cover to Cederville N.Y., 1855 enclosure, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 Jakubek certificate

E. 200-300
240
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247
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 247, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 26/36/46R1L, vertical strip of three, huge margins to just touched at top right, rich color, tied by two partly readable strikes of blue N.C. circular datestamp on small cover to Roanoke Men's College Va., 1856 docketing, missing small part of backflap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
290
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248
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 248, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 1-3R1L, horizontal strip of three, large margins all around, dry print, tied by grids, red "Charlestown Mass. Oct. 1 Paid" datestamp on buff cover to Amherst Mass., 1857 docketing at left, expertly sealed tear at top of cover, otherwise Very Fine example of the Type IV stamps from the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Late

E. 250-300
300
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249
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 249, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to in at top right, tied by "Bath N.Y. Jul. 19" datestamps on small cover to Alleghany N.Y., minute tear at left of strip, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
210
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250
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 250, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Orange Brown, Gash on Shoulder (10 var), 3c Orange Brown, Gash on Shoulder (10 var)3c Orange Brown, Gash on Shoulder (10 var). Ample margins to touching, cancelled by bold "5" rate handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 6" circular datestamp and "STEAMBOAT" straightline on brown cover to Middleburg Va., Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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251
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 251, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Orange Brown (10), 3c Orange Brown (10)3c Orange Brown (10). Ample margins to touching, tied by grid, red "Camden S.C. Jul. 9" circular datestamp on July 1851 blue folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice early usage of the 3c Orange Brown

E. 200-300
140
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252
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 252, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Orange Brown (10), 3c Orange Brown (10)3c Orange Brown (10). Horizontal pair, full margins to just clear at top, tied by well-struck "San Francisco Cal. 15 Nov." circular datestamp on blue cover to Castle Garden N.Y., ms. "Per Str. Northerner" and Dec. 1851 receipt docketing, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
400
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253
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 253, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Large margins except slightly in at top right, tied by perfect bold strike of "Way-Letter--1 Cent" with Pointing Hand straightline handstamp on small cover to Troy N.Y., bold "Stapleton N.Y. Jul. 1" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and very rare, ex Meyer

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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254
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 254, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red, Plate Crack (11), 3c Dull Red, Plate Crack (11)3c Dull Red, Plate Crack (11). Position 94L5, clear margins to just in, showing the large plate crack at right, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Jul. 24, 1857" circular datestamp on light green folded letter to Highland Ill., fresh and Very Fine example of this major plate crack

E. 200-300
350
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255
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 255, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Ample margins, sharp impression, tied by well-struck "Chanceville N.J." in rimless circle with ms. "Jan. 3" in center on fresh buff cover to Royalton Academy Vt., Extremely Fine, choice cover and strike, illustrated in Simpson (p. 58), ex Jarrett

E. 300-400
260
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256
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 256, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Three, tied by blue Utica N.Y. oval and blue Batavia N.Y. circular datestamps on separate covers, each has full to large margins, one Pos. 29L5L, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
50
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257
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 257, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, right sheet margin, other sides ample to touching, cancelled by grids, "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Jun. 19" circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco, "Due 4" handstamp and ms. "4 cts due", Fine, unusual usage

E. 200-300
75
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258
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 258, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Four singles, red grids, three stamps tied by red "New-York Dec. 17, 1856" circular datestamp, right stamp tied by blue "N.A." handstamp on cover to Macuriges, Cuba, stamps slightly affected by crease at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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259
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 259, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). L-shaped strip of seven, large margins to just in, cancelled by grids and tied by Mass. town datestamp on cover to Manchester Print Works in N.H., stamps with few internal wrinkles and some toning along top edge from gum, otherwise Very Fine, an extraordinary multiple franking on a small domestic cover -- judging from the seven-times rate and address, it is possible that the enclosure was a 3-1/2 ounce metal plate

E. 400-500
250
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260
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 260, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to in, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover with green illustrated cameo corner card to Glenwood Iowa, Eaves imprint, faint waterstains around edges, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
250
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261
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 261, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to just in, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Jul. 25, 1857" circular datestamp on blue illustrated cameo corner card cover for foundry, beautiful detailed illustration of building, to Bolivar Mo., some minor edge wear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
600
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262
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 262, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Mostly large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, frameline touched in two places, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Nov. 5, 1856" circular datestamp on orange cover with blue illustrated foundry cameo corner card, Eaves imprint, to Portland Conn., Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
375
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263
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 263, 1851-56 Issue (1c-3c)3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Tied by "Friendship N.Y. Jul. 23" circular datestamp on Phonography cover to Franklinville N.Y., accompanied by other Phonography cover with 2c Red Brown (210) tied by "Islip N.Y. Aug. 13, 1884" duplex cancel to Bethlehem Pa., Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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264
c
1c, 3c 1851 Issues (9, 10, 11). Nine covers with South Carolina usages, incl. No. 9 (two) on different folded printed notices tied by perfectly struck blue "Charleston S.C. Paid" circular datestamps, No. 10 (four) incl. one ex Chase and one with embossed Charleston Hotel cc, No. 11 (three) incl. one also with No. 26 on forwarded cover and one with fancy embossed Charleston Hotel cc, Fine-Very Fine

E. 250-350
375
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