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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
265
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 265, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to just touched, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 12c Black (36), all three stamps slightly overlapping and tied by magenta grids, bold black "Hartford Ct. Mar. 26, 1859" circular datestamp on large part of 1859 printed "Election Returns, 1859" cover to Bethlem Conn., somewhat reduced at left, piece out at bottom right of cover and some other edge wear

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND LATE USAGE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 IMPERFORATE STAMP.

Our extensive census records of usages of the 5c 1856 records a total of 351 covers. Of these, ten originate in the state of Connecticut. A total of four of these ten were used on election returns in 1859, each in combination with the perforated issue. One of these has not been offered since 1976. The other two are in a private collection.

E. 3,000-4,000
1,900
266
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 266, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Mar. 16, 1857" circular datestamp on folded cover to Paris, France, merchant's blue oval handstamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. 25 Mar." backstamp, well-struck "GB/1F60C" accountancy handstamp, "8" decimes due handstamp, British and French transits front and back, couple faint toned spots at center, Very Fine example of the "Three-Months" period of U.S.-French mails, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,850
1,400
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267
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 267, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. I, Ty, III (13, 15), 10c Green, Ty. I, Ty, III (13, 15)10c Green, Ty. I, Ty, III (13, 15). Ty. I single with Ty. III horizontal pair, clear to large margins, rich color, tied by "Lancaster Pa. Mar. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Germany, "Paid" straightline and magenta "30" rate, red Aachen transit and receiving backstamps, light crease in cover clear of stamps, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
475
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268
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 268, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large margins all around, tied by "Columbia Cal. Jan. 4" circular datestamp on orange cover to New Sharon Me., slightly reduced at right and some edge wear, the stamp is Extremely Fine

900
950
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269
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 269, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large margin at top, in at bottom, tied by clear strike of "New-York Aug. 19" circular datestamp on orange cover to Washington D.C., with original contents to Francis P. Blair regarding Buchanan campaign, fresh and Fine

850
75
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270
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 270, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Ample to large margins, rich color, tied by "Corning N.Y." circular datestamp on orange cover to Montreal, Canada, and forwarded to Toronto, notation "Opened by CEB and addressed", Montreal Fe. 27, 1857 circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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271
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 271, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins to ample at bottom, tied by bold strike of blue "Columbia Cal. Nov. 18, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to South Hadley Mass., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

290
150
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272
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 272, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Top sheet margin horizontal strip of three, large margins to ample at right, neat red pen cancels and matching ms. "Paid 30" on buff cover to Laufenberg, Switzerland, "Lancaster Pa. May 20" circular datestamp, red New York and German transits, vertical bend/crease in cover barely affects center stamp, still Very Fine, an extremely colorful and attractive usage, with 1989 Jakubek certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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273
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 273, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Three singles, large margins to slightly in (one stamp has huge margins all around), tied by "Greenport N.Y. Nov. 2" circular datestamps on cover to Bremen, Germany, red New York and Aachen transits, receiving backstamp, 1857 docketing on back, tiny pinholes in two stamps, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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274
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 274, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Position 51R1, huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top and guide line at left, tied by light strike of "Milford Conn." circular datestamp on orange cover to San Francisco Cal., Extremely Fine, ex Haas, signed Ashbrook

290
600
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275
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 275, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Three enormous margins, ample at left, tied by "New York May 5" Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid on blue 1856 folded letter originating in Bordeaux, France, carried privately to New York and placed into the mails to San Francisco by M. K. Cashman, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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276
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 276, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large even margins, tied by neat strike of "Peru Ind. May 16" circular datestamp on cover to Sandwich, Canada West, red "Paid" and "United 6d States" in oval, 1857 transit and receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice

E. 300-400
180
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277
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 277, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Three large margins, close at right, tied by bright blue "New Bedford Mass." circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "San Francisco, July 30, 1855" to New Bedford, pencil "Paid 12-1/2 express" (no to be confused with Ashbrook notes, also in pencil), Very Fine, according to Ashbrook this was carried on the Aug. 1 sailing via Panama -- the last according to the old schedule -- the 12-1/2c express notation is enigmatic

E. 200-300
180
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278
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 278, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins, deep rich color, tied by well-struck "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 5, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Wilbraham Mass., Extremely Fine

E. 150-250
160
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279
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 279, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Three huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and left, in at right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 20 Dec." circular datestamp on orange cover to Auburn N.Y., bold strike of "Noisy Carrier's Mail. San Francisco" oval handstamp, few minor cosmetic improvements along edges of cover, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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280
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 280, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Somewhat irregular margins mostly clear all around, tied by "New-York Oct. 1" circular datestamp on cover front (rebacked) to Washington D.C., blue "Pacific Express Co. San Francisco Aug. 18" double-circle datestamp, creased thru stamp, presentable and scarce, ex Lichtenstein

E. 75-100
125
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281
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 281, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 10c Green, Ty. III (9, 15), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, 10c Green, Ty. III (9, 15)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 10c Green, Ty. III (9, 15). 1c single, three huge margins, cut in at top, 10c horizontal pair, large margins to in at bottom, grid cancels, 1c tied by Calais transit on 1855 folded letter to France, red "New Orleans La. Nov. 13" circular datestamp and red New York transit, ms. "8" decimes due, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
180
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282
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 282, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, large to ample margins, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (22) and horizontal pair of 3c Dull Red (26), tied by "Wabash Ind. Nov. 17" circular datestamps on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Germany, rare red "N. York 8 U.S. Pkt. Nov. 28" credit datestamp, blue Bremen transit, 1857 receiving backstamp, 1c stamp placed over left edge and somehwat faulty as a result, from a new correspondence (see lot 242) and a bit wrinkled and worn, still an attractive mixed-issue franking and very scarce New York credit marking

E. 500-750
525
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283
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 283, 1851-56 Issue (5c-10c)10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-III (16-16-15), 10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-III (16-16-15)10c Green, Ty. IV-IV-III (16-16-15). Positions 64-66L, horizontal strip of three, left stamp recut top and bottom, center stamp (huge margins) recut at top, mostly large margins, just in at left, tied by "Albany N.Y. Dec. 26" circular datestamps on cover to Vienna, Austria, also tied by red New York 7c credit datestamp, neat "Paid" handstamp, red framed Aachen transit, receiving backstamps, minor edge wear, Very Fine and scarce usage of a strip containing a pair of the Type IV, signed Ashbrook and with his notes on back, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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