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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
535
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 535, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Two covers, one with horizontal pair tied by "Bath N.Y. 31 Oct. 1869" double-circle datestamp and target cancel on cover to Greenwood N.Y., other with single tied by cork cancel on cover with fancy printed Fitchburg Mass. return address to Oberlin O., Very Fine

E. 150-250
280
536
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 536, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Vertical pair, well-centered, small nick at right of bottom stamp, tied by blue circle of tiny wedges, matching "East Westmoreland N.H." circle with ms. date on small cover to local address, Very Fine, ex Gibson

E. 150-200
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537
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 537, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 2c Brown (112, 113), 1c Buff, 2c Brown (112, 113)1c Buff, 2c Brown (112, 113). Both stamps with crease, tied by "Griffin Ga. Apr. 13" duplex on cover to Decatur Ga., docketing at top states "Treatment of Meningitis", some slight edge wear, Fine

E. 200-300
100
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538
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 538, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). S.e. at right, used with horizontal strip of four 5c Brown (76), corner crease, tied by grids and "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 21" circular datestamp on legal-size 3c Brown (U61) entire to Edinburgh, Scotland, red "New-York Dec. 28" transit circular datestamp, red "Paid Liverpool U.S. Packet 8 JA 70" receiving datestamp, left side folded in to fit album page, folds in cover clear of stamp, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare franking

E. 500-750
425
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539
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 539, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal strip of three, deep shade, tied by circular cork cancels, red "New Haven Ct. Jan. 27" double-circle datestamp on buff 1870 cover to Leids, England, red New York and London Paid transits, additional black London transit and Leids receiving backstamp, reduced at top, otherwise Fine, attractive franking for 6c rate

E. 300-400
375
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540
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 540, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Remarkably well-centered, tied by "Beloit Wis. Feb. 22" duplex on yellow Insurance Company corner card cover to Orange Mass., barely reduced at right, Extremely Fine stamp and cover

E. 150-200
180
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541
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 541, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by green cross-roads with matching "Owego N.Y. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Elmira N.Y., cover with few toned spots, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

430
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542
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 542, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by cork cancel and "New-York Nov. 29" circular datestamp on blue cover originating in Constantinople, Turkey and sent to Portland Me., neat strike of blue oval "American Mission, Constantinople, Turkey, Nov. 9, 1869" handstamp, also bearing "Carrier Dec. 1" backstamp, trivial edge wear, Fine and scarce bootleg usage

E. 200-300
525
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543
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 543, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). S.e. at left, tied by cork cancel, "New-York Apr. 10 10:30 AM" (1869) circular datestamp -- very early date for issue -- on folded printed lettersheet from manufacturer of artists' materials, to Mansfield Pa., fold at bottom, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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544
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 544, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Vertical strip of five, top stamp slightly nicked, tied by circle of wedges cancels, blurry red New York circular datestamp on buff Phantom Rate cover to Paris, France, as usual the 12c rate is overpaid 3c, but the red "8" credit handstamp, London Paid transit and "PD" in oval, and Calais transit confirm Phantom Rate, sender's oval datestamp, receiving backstamp, some surface oxidation (mostly on back), otherwise Fine, an extremely rare use of the 3c 1869 on a Phantom Rate cover

E. 300-400
220
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545
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 545, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Tied by "Clay City Ill. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on corner card cover to Willow Shade Ky., barely reduced at left, some toning, otherwise Fine

425
325
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546
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 546, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Tied by target, "Fort Riley Kan." circular datestamp on small cover to Windham Conn., minor scrape in address, Fine

425
220
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547
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 547, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by "N. York Steamship" in circle on blue folded cover to New York, light but clearly readable strike of "St. Thomas 14/4 1870" circular datestamp, considerable age bleached spots, horizontal file fold away from stamp and markings, otherwise Fine and scarce usage originating in St. Thomas D.W.I.

E. 150-200
270
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548
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 548, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Two singles, tied by circle of wedges cancels on cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Nov. 30" circular datestamp, boxed transit and receiving backstamp, barely reduced at top, Very Fine

E. 200-300
290
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549
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 549, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges cancels on yellow cover to Kolin, Bohemia, red "New York Paid All Direct Oct. 5" (1869) circular datestamp and red Hamburg transit, few stained spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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550
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 550, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 119), 3c Ultramarine, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 119)3c Ultramarine, 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (114, 119). Cancelled and tied by grids, "Easton Mo. Nov. 26" circular datestamp on registered cover to Carlinsville Ill., slightly reduced at left, 15c light horizontal crease at bottom, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
260
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551
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 551, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, cancelled by cork, indistinct town datestamp on Apr. 1870 small cover to France, red New York and French packet datestamp (both Apr. 30), "8" decimes due handstamp, receiving backstamp, some slight edge wear, Very Fine

875
400
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552
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 552, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, centered to top, tied by ring cancels and just touched by Wisconsin town datestamp on orange cover to St. Gallen, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit May 28" transit datestamp, stamps slightly toned, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
550
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