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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
342
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 342, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, centered to top, tied by bold "Milwaukee Wis. Oct. 10, 1861" circular datestamp and grid on orange cover to Montreal, Canada, bold "U. States" handstamp, tiny nick in bottom left corner of cover, still Very Fine, a choice and early use of the 5c Buff, ex Gibson

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
343
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 343, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68), tied by red grid cancels on 1861 folded letter to Paris, France, red New York credit and French transit datestamps, red boxed "P.D.", ms. "Per Persia", Very Fine and colorful 5c Buff usage

E. 750-1,000
450
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344
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 344, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Deep shade, used with 10c Green (68). tied by targets, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 9, 1862" double-circle datestamp on blue 1862 folded letter to Podensac, France, 12c credit datestamp from New York also ties stamps, French transits and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and rare usage of the 5c Buff from California, signed Ashbrook and with his notes on back

E. 750-1,000
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345
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 345, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)1c Blue, 3c Rose, 10c Green (63, 65, 68), 1c Blue, 3c Rose, 10c Green (63, 65, 68)1c Blue, 3c Rose, 10c Green (63, 65, 68). 1c horizontal pair, tied by grid cancels on red and blue Liberty & Flag Patriotic cover to Breteuil, France, red New York credit and Calais transit datestamps, Jan. 1863 backstamps, stamps have small faults, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
800
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346
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 346, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, used with 1c Blue (63) on 3c Pink entire (U58) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, segmented cork cancels, to London, England, red London receiving and New York credit datestamps, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S. Frco. 22 Jun." double-circle datestamp on back confirming express usage, horizontal crease at bottom of cover, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
300
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347°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 347, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Fresh color, cancelled by target, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1" circular datestamp on fresh cover to San Francisco blue "Post Office Paid Victoria Vancouver Island" oval handstamp, cover with minor faults on back, appears Very Fine, with 1964 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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348
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 348, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Perfs in, tied by blue "Wells Fargo & Co. Express New-York May 2" double-circle datestamp on blue folded cover to San Francisco, sender's routing "pr North Star, Wells Fargo & Co. Express", slightly reduced at bottom, creased in both directions, still Fine and presentable

E. 400-500
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349
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 349, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical pair, grid cancels and tied by blue "Post Office Victoria V.I." crown oval handstamp on rebacked 10c Yellow Green (U40) front with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank to British Columbia, reduced at top and left, affecting stamps, appears Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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350
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 350, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Dark Green (68), 10c Dark Green (68)10c Dark Green (68). Two singles, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. S. Frsco. 11 Jan." large double-circle datestamp, matching oval "Paid" handstamp, on cover with red printed frank to New York, cover torn with piece missing at top right, otherwise fresh and Very Fine (deserving of restoration)

E. 150-200
105
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351
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 351, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), tied by red grid cancels on blue folded cover to Sheffield, England, red New York credit datestamp, Sheffield Feb. 1862 receiving backstamp, Fine and colorful franking

E. 200-300
100
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352
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 352, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)1c Blue, 10c Yellow Green (63, 68), 1c Blue, 10c Yellow Green (63, 68)1c Blue, 10c Yellow Green (63, 68). 10c horizontal pair, centered to bottom, tied by circle of wedges cancels on blue folded cover to Naples, Italy, red New York credit and blue Calais transit also tie stamps, red framed "PD", 1867 docketing, ms. "Per Persia", Very Fine

E. 200-300
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353
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 353, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68), 3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68)3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68). 3c horizontal pair, 10c horizontal strip of four, well-centered, creased and minor faults, tied by cogwheel cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 22, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Bergamo, Italy, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid Oct. 18" transit and magenta ms. "36" credit, "P.D." and "Franco" handstamps, various transit and receiving backstamps, stamps originally folded over top edge, refolded and pressed, cover with tiny nick at top right, otherwise Fine, a presentable and very scarce usage

E. 200-300
325
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354
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 354, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Three covers, first tied by indistinct New York circular datestamp on cover originating outside of the U.S. to a convent in W. Va., neat strike of "Panama 3 Jul. 1862 Transit" handstamp, blue "24" crayon marking, second used with two 3c Rose (65) on cover from San Francisco to Paris, France, third used with 5c Red Brown (75) on cover from Philadelphia to Paris, France, with blue French Consular seal on back, first and third covers with small faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
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355
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 355, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Target cancel, with "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 10" double-circle datestamp on cover from Hawaii to McEwensville Pa., bold red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Sep. 25" circular datestamp, ms. "via Steamer", carried on the first trip of the steamer Idaho, cover lightly cleaned, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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356
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 356, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Sharp impression, tied by cogwheel and also by "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 28, 1862" double-circle datestamp, used in combination with Hawaii, 1853, 13c Dark Red (6) and 1861, 5c Blue on Thin Bluish Wove (9), both clear to large margins, on cover to West Acton Mass., Hawaiian stamps uncancelled, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Feb. 8" circular datestamp, tiny ms. "Aloha" at left, cover slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE HAWAIIAN AND UNITED STATES MIXED-FRANKING COVER.

With 1976 P.F. certificate stating "genuine", but followed by 2000 P.F. certificate stating "it is a genuine usage of the U.S. stamp, but decline opinion as to whether the Hawaiian stamps originated." To authenticate this cover, the three stamps were carefully removed, revealing that the paper surrounding the stamps has aged consistently, and the spaces where the paper has not been exposed precisely match the dimensions of the stamps (see photo). In our opinion, this conclusively proves that the two Hawaiian stamps originated on the cover. The Honolulu post office accepted the Kamehameha stamps as prepayment of the 5c Hawaiian postage, 2c ship's fee and the 10c U.S. transcontinental rate (1c overpayment), but did not cancel them, which is not unusual. Honolulu marked the letter "U.S. Postage Paid", and the U.S. stamp was affixed either in Honolulu or San Francisco. It was cancelled in San Francisco 20 days later.

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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357
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 357, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Tied by cogwheel cancel on piece, with "San Francisco Cal. May 31, 1862" double-circle datestamp, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid May 9" circular datestamp and "Advertis"(ed) handstamp, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
210
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358
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 358, 1861-66 Issue (67 to 69)3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69), 3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69)3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69). Three 3c, stamps cancelled by patent cork and circle, 12c tied by bold "Buffalo N.Y. Oct. 15, 1864" circular datestamp on cover to Rougemont, Switzerland, red New York credit datestamp also ties 3c single and 12c, red French transit and boxed "P.D.", slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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