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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
553
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 553, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet, Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). Distinct vertical row of grill points behind ear of portrait and horizontal row across top of head, fresh color in distinctive grilled-issue shade, tied by target on 1872 cover to Gotland, Sweden, indistinct strike of town datestamp, red "New York May 4" circular datestamp, red "Wfr. 1-1/2" rate handstamp and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. THIS RECENTLY-DISCOVERED 12-CENT BANK NOTE GRILL COVER BECOMES THE THIRD OR FOURTH RECOGNIZED USAGE OF THIS RARE STAMP AND THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE TO SWEDEN.

This cover was consigned to our firm as Scott 151, but the shade caused us to look for a grill, which is evident in cross-lighting. It is the second 12c 1870 Grill cover we have discovered in the past eight years. The Scott value for a cover is $6,000.00.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
554
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 554, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Twelve and one-half stamps -- vertical strip of four and single slightly overlapping horizontal strip of six -- deep rich color and detailed impression, tied by segmented cork cancels on cover to Santa Cruz (Mexico), "Redwood City Cal. Feb. 17" circular datestamp, Fine and unusual franking

E. 500-750
400
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555
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 555, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Two vertical pairs and a single, tied by "St. Thomas 13/9" circular datestamp on blue 1871 folded letter to Bangor Me., light strike of "N. York Steamship" in circle, red oval company handstamp from St. Thomas, light file fold barely affects stamps, otherwise Fine, rare and attractive usage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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556
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 556, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Two, used with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 3c Green (147), cancelled by small circle of wedges on registered orange cover to Lavertezzo, Ticino, Switzerland, "Napa City Cal. Aug. 28" circular datestamp, two framed "Chargee" handstamps, Very Fine, with 1994 Jakubek certificate

E. 400-500
700
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557
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 557, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Used with 3c Green (158), quartered cork cancels, 12c tied by "Chicago Ill. Dec. 3" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Switzerland, bold red "New York Paid All Dec. 4" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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558
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 558, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Used with 2c Red Brown (146), three, and 6c Carmine (148), cork cancels, one 2c stamp tied by red British transit datestamp on blue 1871 folded letter to Bilbao, Spain, "New Orleans La. Mar. 13" circular datestamp and red New York credit datestamp, 6c stamp with piece out at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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559
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 559, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151), 6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151)6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151). Two 6c, all tied by quartered cork cancels, "Yokohama Japan May 22" circular datestamp on blue 1871 folded letter to London, England, red New York transit datestamp, sender's routing "via U.S.A. Overland", file crease thru 12c stamp, still Very Fine, an extremely rare franking from Yokohama, Japan

E. 1,500-2,000
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560
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 560, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Horizontal pair, fancy sunburst cancels, "Yokohama Japan Jul. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Frankfurt, Germany, "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 9" double-circle and red New York transit datestamps, 1874 Frankfurt backstamp, Very Fine, rare usage from Yokohama

E. 750-1,000
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561°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 561, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Natural s.e. at left, used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (157), tied by cork cancels on registered cover to Constantinople, Turkey, brownish-red "New York Registered" double-circle datestamp and matching "Ger. Transit/Paid All" framed handstamp, 24c also tied by red crayon rating, red "Recomandirt" framed handstamp, transit and receiving backstamp, missing small part of top flap, tiny repaired nick at top left, Very Fine and rare registered usage to Turkey, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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562
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 562, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Tied by small circle of V's cancel, part strike of "Edgartown Mass." circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England, Nov. 25 Boston transit, 1874 receiving datestamp, few cover edge tears, otherwise Fine

1,500
475
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563°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 563, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Tied by blue "Minneapolis Minn. Feb. 8" circular datestamp and duplex target on 1c Postal Card (UX5) to Reykjavik, Iceland, red "Paid Liverpool Packet 26 FE 1877" transit, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, U.S. mail to Iceland is exceedingly rare, even into the 1890's -- this early Bank Note usage is outstanding

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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564
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 564, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Two horizontal strips of five and vertical pair (one strip affixed to reverse), stamps on front tied by New York duplex cancels, stamps on back with oval cancels, on legal-size cover to Philadelphia, fancy ms. "Ship's Letter, U.S.S. Yandalia Harbor of Kingston, Jamaica Apr. 19th 1876, Geo. H. Cooke Surgeon, U.S. Navy", blue ms. "Due 21c" barely ties strip on front, cover roughly opened and slightly reduced at right, three stamps with small faults, otherwise Very Fine and unusual franking

E. 300-400
600
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565
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 565, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Horizontal strip of five, deep rich color, tied by "New York Jan. 23 6:30 PM" duplex cancels on fresh cover to Geneva, Switzerland, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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566
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 566, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green (157, 158), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (157, 158)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). Two each, overlapping, tied by New York Foreign Mail fancy geometric cancel on blue folded cover to Marseilles, France, red "New York Paid Mar. 20" circular datestamp, blue Brest transit datestamp, red boxed "PD", slightly toned file fold at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 1987 Alcuri certificate

E. 200-300
100
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567
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 567, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Rich color, pulled perf at right, tied by purple target, matching "Profile House N.H. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover with multicolor overall Profile House view, to Poughkeepsie N.Y., Very Fine

E. 150-250
30
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568°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 568, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161), 3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161)3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161). Tied by "New-York Sep. 14" duplex datestamps on 1878 folded letter to Bogota, Colombia, red New York 8c credit datestamp, "Forwarded by R. C. Crompton Colon" handstamps on front and back, faint file fold barely affects 3c stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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569
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 569, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Tied by violet 5-point Star, matching violet "Stony Creek Ct. Jly. 26" double-circle datestamp on cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, red New York credit datestamp, red London transit and black C.G.H. receiving datestamps, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine

300
90
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570°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 570, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, 3c Green (158, 178), 2c Vermilion, 3c Green (158, 178)2c Vermilion, 3c Green (158, 178). Two of each tied by bold strikes of blue "Cincinnati O. Jul. 2" duplex datestamp and grid on 1876 cover to London, England and forwarded to Paris, France, forwarding postage paid by G.B. 2-1/2p Rosy Mauve, Plate 3 (66; SG 139), cancelled by "London 15 JY 76" duplex, French transit and receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive franking, with 1998 Brandon certificate

E. 750-1,000
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571
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 571, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, Continental Printing on Soft Paper (178 var), 2c Vermilion, Continental Printing on Soft Paper (178 var)2c Vermilion, Continental Printing on Soft Paper (178 var). Light pre-use crease, tied by sharp "New * York P.O. Jan. 22 1:30PM (18)79" duplex cancel on cover with embossed printed corner card to local street address, cover with minor edge wear, otherwise Very Fine, Continental used soft porous paper for part of the production of the 2c Vermilion, and usages prior to the ABN issue date are recognized by specialists as varieties of Scott 178, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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572
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 572, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Two covers, one on blue 1880 folded cover to Mexico, other with 3c Green (184) on cover to Lawrence Mass., stamps Extremely Fine with large margins

E. 150-200
50
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573
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 573, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Two horizontal pairs tied by cork cancels, Benson & Nogales RPO datestamp on Wells, Fargo & Co. U.S.-Mexican Express franked legal-size cover to Paris, France, double Mexican 12c Hidalgo imprinted stamps cancelled by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Guaymas, Mexico, Nov. 6, 1885" oval datestamps, blue Paris receiving datestamp, Very Fine, rare

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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574
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 574, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Well-centered, one short perf at bottom, perfectly struck Shaded Star precancel on cover to Sandusky O., cover with printed "Glen Allen Virginia. Jan. 2, 1885." circular datestamp and return address, Extremely Fine and scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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575
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 575, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Horizontal pair and slightly overlapping single, tied by "New York Sep. 4 '83" duplex cancels on overall French illustrated cover showing devils attacking nuns, to Baltimore, French anti-clerical propaganda message on top backflap and envelope-ordering information on bottom backflap, few faults, appears Fine, very rare design

E. 500-750
1,100
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576
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 576, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Tied by Charleston S.C. duplex on fresh printed Jul. 1883 circular to Norway, Extremely Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
250
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577
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 577, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Two New Orleans 1884-1885 Exposition covers, one with single tied by cork with New Orleans dateless circle, illustrated eagle and shield design in blue, other with pair tied by New Orleans duplex, view of exposition buildings, latter with couple light waterstains, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-250
210
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578
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 578, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, tied by bold quartered cork and clear "West Lebanon Ind. Oct. 1, 1883" first day of issue circular datestamp on cover to Attica Ind., slightly reduced at left, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare from this city

2,000
1,200
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579
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 579, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by target and matching "Bordentown N.J. Oct. 1" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Cape May N.J., 1883 docketing indicates first day of usage, Philadelphia transit backstamp, stamp s.e. at right, bottom right corner of cover with small sealed tear, otherwise Very Fine

2,000
625
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580
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 580, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, s.e. at left, tied by "New London Conn. 9:49 AM Oct. 1 '83" first day of issue duplex cancel on cover to New York City, opened roughly at left, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

2,000
425
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581
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 581, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Horizontal strip of five, grid cancels, on cover to Lawton Mass., violet "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 7 May '87" double-oval datestamp, red San Francisco transit backstamp, right stamp with corner torn off, otherwise Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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582
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 582, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by "Paola Kan. Jun. 23" circular datestamp on lilac illustrated circus advertising cover depicting chariot racers, to Jacksonville Ill., with original 1884 enclosure from proprietor discussing shipment of chariots and horses, cover reduced at right affecting stamp, still Very Fine and rare

E. 150-200
120
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583
c
2c Red Brown (210). Six territorial covers, comprising Arizona, Idaho, Indian, New Mexico, Utah and Washington, two with printed corner cards, Indian Terr on Powell Bros. overall ad, generally Very Fine

E. 150-200
220
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584
c
2c Red Brown (210). Collection of 24 covers incl. 21 advertising with many overall, incl. Lamps and Saws (each front and back), "Seven Sutherland Sisters", "Aryan Order of America," Train car, couple multicolored, generally Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
350
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585
c
2c Red Brown (210). Five advertising covers with illustrations of animals, incl. Hog, Lion, Geese and Rooster, one with original enclosure, Geese in red and blue, Very Fine

E. 200-250
130
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586
c
2c Red Brown (210). One Exposition and five hotel covers, all illustrated, expo cover from 1884-1885 Minnesota Industrial and Cotton Centennial with three illustrations of buildings on front and overall text on back, hotels incl. overall in green from Florida, generally Very Fine

E. 200-250
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587
c
2c Red Brown (210). Ten covers with different auxilliary markings, comprising three "Return to Writer", four "Deficiency in Address", one with large boxed violet "Dead Letter Office", one to Melbourne, Victoria with boxed "Missent to Victoria British Columbia" handstamp, one with "Rec'd at Chicago Ill in Bad Order" two-line handstamp, also incl. one cover with No. 210 used improperly as postage due, generally Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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588
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 588, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Irregular block of seven, target cancels and tied by "Fallsington Pa. May 17 1888" circular datestamp on registered 5c Blue entire (U330) to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Extremely Fine

E. 150-250
250
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589
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 589, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c, 2c, 3c 1887-1890 Issues (212, 213, 219, 219D), 1c, 2c, 3c 1887-1890 Issues (212, 213, 219, 219D)1c, 2c, 3c 1887-1890 Issues (212, 213, 219, 219D). No. 213 (three), others one each, crossroads cancels, a few tied by New York registry oval on back of legal-size 10c Brown entire to Libau, Russia, entire folded to resemble standard size prior to use, violet boxed "Bethlehem Pa. Mar. 28, 1890" registry pmk., Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
350
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590
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 590, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green (207), 3c Green (207)3c Green (207). Tied by bold Brooklyn N.Y. duplex on piano maker's purple advertising cover to Manhattan Kans., front with illustration of Bradbury and Smith, back with text on all four backflaps, usual edge wear incl. small tears, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
30
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591
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 591, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Used with 2c Carmine (220), rich color, 2c cancelled by circle of wedges cancel on cover from Drifton Pa. to Penn Yan N.Y. and forwarded to London, England, 3c accepted as supplementary postage (for 5c UPU rate) and tied by large target, "Penn Yan N.Y. May 23" circular datestamp, 1891 transit backstamps, 3c rounded corner not very noticeable, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
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592
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 592, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). S.e. at right, tied by New York duplex on Jun. 1888 cover originating in England and forwarded from New York to Mexico, originating postage paid by G.B., 1887, 2-1/2p Blue (114), tied by London datestamp, appropriate backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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593
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 593, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Purple, 15c Indigo (221, 227), 3c Purple, 15c Indigo (221, 227)3c Purple, 15c Indigo (221, 227). 15c s.e. at right, used with vertical strip of three of Samoa, 1887-92, 2p Brown Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (13b) and 2-1/2p Rose, Perf 12-1/2 (14a), Samoan stamps tied by "Apia Samoa, Mar. 27" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Berlin, Germany, red 1894 San Francisco oval registry marking, U.S. stamps tied by New York registry oval, registry label affixed partly over 2p stamps, transit and receiving backstamps, 15c few perfs barely affected from placement at edge of cover

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE SAMOA-U.S. MIXED FRANKING USAGE.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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594
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 594, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Two singles, rich color, tied by "Washington D.C. Jan. 1892" duplexes on large cover to the Consul General of the U.S. at Vienna, cover carried aboard the ship Eider which foundered on the voyage, purple wreck handstamp, March 8 receiving backstamps, edges of cover with official seals, one 15c stamp apparently fell off and was reaffixed during recovery using the seal, red "Department of State" wax seal on back, some wear though still in remarkable condition -- Eider wreck covers are very scarce with stamps, rare with U.S. stamps, and this is the first we have encountered with the 15c 1890 Issue

E. 750-1,000
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