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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
623
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 623, Officials3c Executive (O12), 3c Executive (O12)3c Executive (O12). Cancelled by quartered cork, "Washington D.C. Nov. 25" circular datestamp on "Executive Mansion" official imprint cover to Louisburg N.C., slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, horizontal crease thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare use of the Executive Department stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
650
624
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 624, Officials1c, 6c Interior (O15, O18), 1c, 6c Interior (O15, O18)1c, 6c Interior (O15, O18). 1c block of four, 6c single, cork cancels, on large official label to Baltimore, perfectly struck "Washington, D.C. Registered. May 11, 1881" in circle datestamp, small tear affects 6c, label slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
800
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625
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 625, Officials3c Navy (O37), 3c Navy (O37)3c Navy (O37). Tied by "pine tree" fancy cancel on "Navy Department, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting" imprint cover to New York City, light strike of "Washington D.C. Jan. 3" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, few cover tears at top from opening, missing small part of top flap, Fine

150
180
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626
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 626, Officials3c State (O59), 3c State (O59)3c State (O59). Tied by cork cancel, "Washington D.C. Nov. 18" circular datestamp on "United States Legation" imprint cover to Indianapolis and forwarded to Washington D.C., blue "Department of State" handstamp, cover slightly reduced at right barely affecting stamp, still Fine and scarce usage

450
290
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627
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 627, Officials3c State (O59), 3c State (O59)3c State (O59). Tied by cork cancel, "Washington D.C. Apr. 8" circular datestamp on "Consulate of the United States for the Duchy of Baden" imprint cover addressed to "Mrs. Ex. President Tyler" in Georgetown D.C., blue "Department of State" handstamp, intact consular wax seal on back, reduced at left into corner card and some minor edge wear, Fine and scarce usage

450
375
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628
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 628, Officials6c State (O60), 6c State (O60)6c State (O60). Well-centered, tied by cork cancel, "Washington D.C. Jan. 6" circular datestamp on legal-size "Department of State, U.S.A." imprint cover to Camden Ala., 1876 docketing at left, few edge tears at top from opening, otherwise Very Fine

650
250
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629
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 629, Officials6c State (O60), 6c State (O60)6c State (O60). Fresh color, tied by purple quartered cork and matching "Washington D.C. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on legal-size "Department of State, U.S.A." imprint cover to Columbus O., 1878 receiving handstamp, intact red wax seal on back, few edge tears at bottom, slightly reduced at right, Fine

650
260
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630
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 630, Officials6c State (O60), 6c State (O60)6c State (O60). Rich color, cancelled by purple quartered cork, matching "Washington D.C. Feb. 23" circular datestamp on legal-size "Department of State, U.S.A." imprint cover to Boston, receiving backstamp, light vertical file folds clear of stamp, slightly reduced at right, some edge wear, still Fine

650
220
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631
c
1c Treasury (O72). Catskill N.Y. Apr. 3 duplex cancel on legal-size cover to E. Durham N.Y., U.S. Internal Revenue printed return address, Fine

E. 100-150
60
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632°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 632, Officials3c Treasury (O74), 3c Treasury (O74)3c Treasury (O74). Horizontal pair, tied by purple handstamp, "Washington D.C. Apr. 11, 1878" circular datestamp on Fish and Fisheries corner card cover to London, England, red 1878 London transit, few light toning spots, fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
750
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633
c
Official Covers. 31 covers neatly arranged and annotated on quadrille pages, first bears "Post Office Department, Official Business" handstamp on 1846 folded letter, small group of free franks with official imprints, majority bear Official stamps on imprint covers, wide range of imprints, usages and cancellations, also some penalty envelopes, few faults to be expected, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 300-400
550
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