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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Fancy Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
513
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 513, Fancy CancellationsDevil & Pitchfork, Devil & PitchforkDevil & Pitchfork. Bold strike ties 3c Rose (65) on orange cover to Townshend Vt., matching "Brattleboro Vt. 23 Dec." (ca. 1868) circular datestamp, cover slightly reduced at left

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE BRATTLEBORO DEVIL AND PITCHFORK FANCY CANCEL ON COVER.

The cover offered here is in condition superior to the example to South Hartford N.Y. (with cover tears) sold in our Sep. 1999 sale for $1,800 hammer.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
514
FC
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 514, Fancy CancellationsDevil & Pitchfork, Devil & PitchforkDevil & Pitchfork. Brattleboro Vt., perfect strike on 3c Rose (65), stamp with diagonal crease, Extremely Fine strike

E. 400-500
575
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515
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 515, Fancy CancellationsDevil & Pitchfork Facing Left, Devil & Pitchfork Facing LeftDevil & Pitchfork Facing Left. Partly clear strike and matching "Brattleboro Vt. Feb. 7" circular datestamp ties 2c Brown (113) on brown cover with red illustrated mail-order advertisement to Waterville Vt., Fine, an extremely rare fancy cancel

E. 1,000-1,500
525
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516
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 516, Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Man Smoking Pipe, Waterbury Man Smoking PipeWaterbury Man Smoking Pipe. 3c Rose (65) tied by partly clear and "Waterbury Con. Sep. 19, '67" double-circle datestamp on fresh cover to Blackstone Mass., stamp expertly repaired at top clear of strike, Very Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
800
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517
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 517, Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Holly Sprig, Waterbury Holly SprigWaterbury Holly Sprig. Beautifully carved fancy cancel ties 1c Buff (112) on locally addressed corner card cover, "Waterbury Ct. Nov. 25" circular datestamp, cover with small opening faults at right, stamp with couple toned corner perfs, Very Fine strike, cancel used from Nov. 25, 1869 to July 30, 1870 (Rohloff L-4)

E. 750-1,000
475
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518°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 518, Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Rosette, Waterbury RosetteWaterbury Rosette. Perfect strike ties 3c Ultramarine (114), "Waterbury Ct. Jun. 1" circular datestamp on fresh cover to Providence R.I., cover slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine strike

E. 750-1,000
0
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519
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 519, Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Leaf, Waterbury LeafWaterbury Leaf. Bold fancy cancel ties 1c Ultramarine (145), "Waterbury Conn. Jun. 24 8AM" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
100
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520
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 520, Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Maple Leaf, Waterbury Maple LeafWaterbury Maple Leaf. Outstanding strike ties 3c Green (158) on small cover to Princeton N.J., sharp "Waterbury Conn. Feb. 4, 7 AM" circular datestamp, 1878 docketing, cover with small sealed tear at top and backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
115
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521
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 521, Fancy CancellationsBee, BeeBee. Bold strike and "Adrian Mich. May 2" circular datestamp tie 3c Ultramarine (114) on cover, stamp has rounded corner, left edge of cover added, Extremely Fine strike of this rare and desirable fancy cancel, ex White

E. 400-500
800
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522
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 522, Fancy CancellationsCross, CrossCross. Perfect bold strike ties 3c Dull Red (11), "Canton Mi. Oct. 24" circular datestamp on blue 1854 folded letter to New Orleans, Extremely Fine, one of the rarest of the Canton fancy cancels

E. 400-500
750
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523
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 523, Fancy CancellationsDevil's Mask, Devil's MaskDevil's Mask. Clear strike ties 3c Green (147) on orange cover to New Haven Conn., "New-York Oct. 8" circular datestamp, most of top backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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524
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 524, Fancy Cancellations"DONT USM", "DONT USM""DONT USM". Bold strike ties 3c Green (147) on yellow hotel corner card cover to Brattleboro Vt., "Bridgeport Ct. Mar. 1" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
280
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525
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 525, Fancy CancellationsIndian Head, Indian HeadIndian Head. Sharply struck on 2c Red Brown (210), tied by clear "Head Tide, Maine. Nov. 24, 1885" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
220
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526
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 526, Fancy CancellationsMan Wearing Hat, Man Wearing HatMan Wearing Hat. Clear blue strike on 3c Green (158), tied by "Advertised Nov. 1" handstamp on cover to Capapolis Mich., matching blue "Waynesville Ohio Oct. 21, 1873" double-circle datestamp, with original letter, Very Fine

E. 200-300
290
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527
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 527, Fancy CancellationsShield, ShieldShield. Bold strike and "Wooster O. Dec. 17" circular datestamp tie 3c Ultramarine (114) on cover to Fredericksburg O., reduced at right, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
170
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528
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 528, Fancy CancellationsShield, ShieldShield. New York City, clear strike ties 1c Ultramarine (145) on illustrated advertising cover for time and pressure gauge, stamp with small sealed tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
200
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529
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 529, Fancy CancellationsShield, ShieldShield. Two covers with 3c Rose (65), one with blue Shield and matching "Davenport Ioa. Aug. 21, 1863" double-circle datestamp other with Shield "Sacramento Cal. Feb. 15, 1866" double-circle datestamp and original letter, top backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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530
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 530, Fancy CancellationsSkull & Crossbones, Skull & CrossbonesSkull & Crossbones. Clear strike ties 2c Red Brown (210) on cover to Lyndon Center Vt., "Southwick Mass. Aug. 30, 1886" double-circle datestamp, stamp has couple minor toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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531
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 531, Fancy CancellationsSkull & Crossbones in Circle, Skull & Crossbones in CircleSkull & Crossbones in Circle. Clear strike ties 2c Vermilion (183) on cover to Whipple O., "Poplar Grove Ark. 13 Nov. 1883" circular datestamp, corner of stamp torn off and repaired, appears Fine

E. 100-150
180
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532
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 532, Fancy CancellationsSun, SunSun. Perfect strike ties 3c Green (147) on locally addressed mourning cover, "St. Louis Mo. Aug. 25" circular datestamp, top backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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533
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 533, Fancy CancellationsStar and Man in the Moon, Star and Man in the MoonStar and Man in the Moon. Sharp strike ties 2c Red Brown (210) on fresh cover to Lyndon Center, Vt., Southwick Mass. circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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534
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 534, Fancy CancellationsFancy Cancel Balance, Fancy Cancel BalanceFancy Cancel Balance. Six covers, five with No. 210 incl. Enfield Conn. Flag, Clayton N.Y. star, "Far & Ced Raps Agt." and "E", Cleveland Ohio Masonic, "Essex Junc. & Boston Agt." and "S", N.Y. & Horn R.P.O." and "W", and one with No. 213 tied by R.P.O. cancel on Powell Bros overall illustrated cover with Maltese cross receiving cancel, generally Very Fine, Enfield with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
230
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