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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
392
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 392, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by Star fancy cancel on illustrated advertising cover for multifaceted company in Skowhegan Me. covering four different businesses incl. "Revenue Stamps for Sale", unsealed circular-rate usage to Freedom Me., fresh and Very Fine, an attractive and scarce Black Jack advertising cover

E. 750-1,000
1,000
393
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 393, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by New York geometric cancel on illustrated Metropolitan Fair Sanitary Commission cover to Burlington Vt., barely reduced at right, cover toned at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce design and usage

E. 500-750
800
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394
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 394, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by "Providence R.I. Mar. 11, 1865" double-circle datestamp and duplex target on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover addressed locally, 1865 docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
850
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395
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 395, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal pair, cancelled by targets and tied by light strike of town datestamp on yellow cover with red "Liberty and Union" Patriotic design to Boston Mass., slightly reduced at right, Fine

E. 300-400
450
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396
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 396, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target, light strike of N.J. town datestamp on orange "Third Corps Union" Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Princeton N.J., fresh and Fine

E. 150-200
230
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397
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 397, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target, "Washington D.C. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to local address, mostly clear strike of Old Capitol Prison "Passed, W. P. Wood, Supt. Military Prison" censor's handstamp, 1864 docketing at left, barely reduced at right, Very Fine Black Jack usage from this Washington D.C. military prison

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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398
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 398, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by "Philada. Pa. Post Office Jul. 21 2nd '65" circular datestamp on orange cover to local street address, bold strike of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad circular handstamp with stencil "B & O No 12" marking at lower left, "12" repeated in stencil on back, backflap removed, Very Fine, unusual usage related to railroad business

E. 150-200
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399°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 399, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, Vertical Half Used Alone as 1c (73d var), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used Alone as 1c (73d var)2c Black, Vertical Half Used Alone as 1c (73d var). Left half tied by target cancel on locally addressed cover, "Monument Mass. Mar. 20" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, rare use of solo bisect, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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400
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 400, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d)2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d). Right half in pair with full 2c, tied across the cut by target, "Bainbridge Pa. Jan. 19" circle with date in ms. on cover to "Reidenbach's Store, Lancaster County Penna.", few toned spots affect stamp, cover with repair at bottom, otherwise Fine, accompanied by cover from same correspondence with 3c 1861, with 1962 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,100
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401
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 401, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d)2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d). Right half, used with full 2c, tied across the cut by target on yellow cover to Burlington Vt., "Hammonton N.J. May 27" circular datestamp, cover torn at right affecting 2c stamp, also tear at top thru postmark, some staining, still presentable, with 1961 P.F. certificate

1,250
130
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402
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 402, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d)2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d). Right half in pair with full 2c, hand-drawn cartoon features, used on yellow cover to Laporte Pa., faint "Tivoli Pa." ms. pmk., with original enclosure, missing bottom flap from opening, Very Fine, note on back reads "Found Aug. 12, 1937 in the Thos. J. Ingham correspondence. Guaranteed a genuine bisect" and signed by Bartels

1,250
210
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403
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 403, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Bright red Star in Circle cancel, tied by matching "New York City Jul. 17" circular datestamp on 1868 folded printed notice, local address, stamp creased and short perfs, Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
80
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404
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 404, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Clear grill, tied by New York red Leaf cancel on unsealed cover to Muscatine Ia., fresh and Fine

240
90
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405
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 405, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Red, 10c Green, F. Grills (93, 94 two, 96), 2c Black, 3c Red, 10c Green, F. Grills (93, 94 two, 96)2c Black, 3c Red, 10c Green, F. Grills (93, 94 two, 96). 2c and 3c cancelled by targets, 10c pen cancel, used on yellow registered cover to Alfred Me., matching Ohio town datestamp and "Registered" straightline, Fine and colorful registered usage

E. 300-400
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406
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 406, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill, Vertical Half Used as 1c (93a), 2c Black, F. Grill, Vertical Half Used as 1c (93a)2c Black, F. Grill, Vertical Half Used as 1c (93a). Clear grill points, in pair with 2c and tied by pen cancels on orange cover to Winona Minn., neat "Minn. City P.O. 16 June 1869" ms. pmk., stamps slightly overlapping top edge, backflap removed, otherwise Fine

1,250
350
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407
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 407, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target and "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 18" double-circle datestamp, used with Hawaii, 1864-66, 2c Rose Vermilion, 5c Blue (31, 32) on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to South Glen's Falls N.Y., Hawaiian stamps cancelled by ms. pen strokes and large three-ring targets, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 22" circular datestamp, small spindle hole, couple tiny edge tears

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

A nearly-identical usage (but a cover-front only) from the same sender to a different addressee was sold in our Honolulu Advertiser sale (lot 3252). It is also postmarked at Honolulu on Jan. 22 and San Francisco on Feb. 18, with a pencil 1867 year date. Both covers date from the Tenth Period (12/3/64 to 9/25/67), during which the basic rate from Hawaii to the U.S. was 5c Hawaiian and 5c U.S. (3c plus 2c ship fee). The use of an additional Hawaiian 2c stamp might have been the sender's method of making up the full 5c U.S. postage, and the manuscript cancels could have been applied at an outlying post office (the targets were applied at Honolulu). If this theory is correct, then the 2c Black Jack stamp would have been applied at Honolulu or possibly San Francisco. The cover-front in the Advertiser sale realized $2,000 hammer. The complete cover offered here is worth considerably more.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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408
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 408, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 3c Rose (65), cancelled by targets and tied by light strike of "Stamford Ct. Jan. 9, 1864" double-circle datestamp on bank corner card cover to Havana, Cuba, 1864 docketing at left, slightly reduced at top missing top flap, small repair along top edge, still Fine and colorful usage to Cuba

E. 300-400
425
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409
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 409, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal pair, used with vertical pair of 3c Rose (65) and tied by New York City Star in Circle cancels on cover to a naval ensign aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga at St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, in care of the U.S. Consul, 2c stamps slightly affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine and fresh, an extremely rare Black Jack usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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410
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 410, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Five singles, arranged slightly overlapping and tied by targets, "Lancaster N.Y. Jul. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Chinandago, Nicaragua, reduced at left, cover worn and stained, stamps have faults, still a presentable and incredibly rare destination with the 10c rate paid entirely by Black Jack stamps

E. 750-1,000
400
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411
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 411, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Affixed over illustration of General Fremont on Temperance Organization cover to Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick B.N.A., stamp tied by "Rockland Me." double-circle datestamp, "1c" due marking, Hillsborough backstamp, more than a dozen mostly uninked strikes of Hopewell Hill datestamps (almost as though the postmaster used this envelope as a mat, which may reflect his opinion of temperance advocates), stamp has tiny insignificant tear, fresh and Very Fine, a remarkable usage with Andrew Jackson's portrait substituting for Fremont (comparable to having Dean Martin promote temperance)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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412°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 412, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). 2c horizontal pair, 3c two singles, slightly overlapping, tied by blue "Paid" cancels, on fresh cover with printed corner card to Lanard, Canada West, red "No. Andover Depot Mass. Mar. 15, 1867" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at left, one 3c stamp with s.e., Very Fine, ex Klein

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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413°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 413, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). 2c vertical pair, 3c horizontal pair, tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 7 '64" duplex cancels on fresh cover to Canada West, red "U.S. 10cts. Paid" oval, Very Fine, ex Klein

E. 500-750
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414
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 414, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose, 5c Brown (65, 76), tied by targets and "Cape Vincent N.Y. Apr. 24" circular datestamp on orange cover to Canada West, 2c also tied by red "U. States" straightline, 1865 transit and receiving backstamps, cover opened roughly at right, still a Fine usage, rare combination -- the 3c was probably affixed by sender with charge-box notation, and the post office added the 2c and 5c (charging 7c to box)

E. 200-300
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415
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 415, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). 2c horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges cancels, "New-York Sep. 13" double-circle datestamp on 1863 embossed corner card cover to Canada West, marked "Due 10" in ms., some edge wear, backflap removed, otherwise Fine usage, treated as completely unpaid as the 10c rate was short paid

E. 200-300
50
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416
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 416, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). Two of each tied by bold cork cancels and "Galesburg Ill. Sep. 12, 1864" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Canifton, Canada West, red "U.S. 10cts. Paid" in oval, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Allen

E. 200-300
125
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417
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 417, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). Two of each tied by indistinct N.Y. town datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Canada West, June 1864 transit backstamps, reduced at right, some toned spots and overall wear, still Fine, unusual patriotic Black Jack usage

E. 150-200
290
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418
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 418, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). Two of each tied by bold strikes of target, blurry "Otter River Mass. Nov. 21" circular datestamp on 1864 orange cover to Canada East, red "United States" in oval also ties 2c, various backstamps, cover reduced at left affecting one 3c stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
100
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419
c
2c Black (73). Three covers: one bears two Black Jacks from Ill. to Canada (missing three stamps at left); other two each bear two Black Jacks and two 3c Rose (65) to Canada, all are faulty, Fine appearing, still an interesting group

E. 200-300
105
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420
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 420, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by quartered cork, "Boston Mass. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on 1866 blue folded printed prices current to New Brunswick, neat "1c" due handstamp, Newcastle backstamp, vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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421
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 421, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Tied by cork on Sept. 1870 printed prices current to Halifax, Nova Scotia, bold "1" due handstamp, small filing hole at left, Very Fine

E. 150-200
135
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422
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 422, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill, 10c Green, E. Grill (87, 93), 2c Black, F. Grill, 10c Green, E. Grill (87, 93)2c Black, F. Grill, 10c Green, E. Grill (87, 93). Cancelled by quartered cork, "Syracuse N.Y. Nov. 14" circular datestamp on cover to Cardiff, England, red New York and London transits, 1868 receiving backstamp, cover with small filing holes, Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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423
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 423, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73), 2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73)2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73). Cancelled by cork, "Silver Mountain Cal. Jun. 11" double-circle datestamp on cover to London, England, red New York transit, 1868 receiving handstamp, with original enclosure, cover edge torn at top, 2c slightly affected from placement near edge, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
90
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424
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 424, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73), 2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73)2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73). 10c vertical pair, cancelled by targets, "West Tisbury Mass. Feb. 12" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Paita, Peru, red "12" credit, slightly reduced at left, some overall wear, Fine usage paying the 22c rate to Peru which is usually seen paid with the 12c and 10c

E. 200-300
100
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425
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 425, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose, 10c Green, 30c Orange (65, 68, 71), tied by crossroads cancels on 1864 cover to Shanghai, China, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Dec. 19 Paid" datestamp, red ms. "24" credit, red "1d" handstamp, Hong Kong and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive four-color franking to China

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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426
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 426, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), horizontal strip of four, two have s.e., tied by targets, "Stratham N.H. Feb. 3" circular datestamp on 1865 cover to Swatow, China, London transit also ties 10c strip, red crayon "24" credit, Boston and Hong Kong backstamps, endorsed "Overland via Southampton" at top, Very Fine and rare Black Jack usage to Swatow

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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427
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 427, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and two horizontal pairs of 10c Yellow Green (68), each stamp cancelled by neat ms. "#" on cover to Swatow, China, "Stratham N.H. Apr. 28, 1864" ms. pmk., red "24" credit handstamp, London transit, Boston and Hong Kong backstamps, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and colorful usage

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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428
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 428, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). S.e. at left, used with 3c Rose and 10c Yellow Green (65, 68), tied by unusual geometric cork cancels on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Paris, France, Angell correspondence, red "New York Paid 12 Apr. 6" credit datestamp and 1864 Calais transit, red boxed "P.D." handstamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING USED ON PATRIOTIC COVER TO FRANCE FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

In our opinion, this is one of the most attractive Angell covers. It does not have messy forwarding instructions (as do many Angell covers), the stamps are neatly arranged and cancelled by an attractive fancy cork, and the design is simple, yet colorful, and is not obscured by markings or writing.

Ex Matthies

E. 4,000-5,000
10,000
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429
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 429, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by circle of wedges on printed circular to Lyon, France, circular datelined "New York 15 December 1865", ms. "Open Printed Circular", red decimes due handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine and scarce Black Jack usage

E. 400-500
130
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430
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 430, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Misperfed with s.e. at top and bottom and perfs partway thru top of stamp, tied by circle of wedges on 1867 folded printed prices current to Havre and forwarded with France, June 8, 1867 New Orleans company handstamp, red French transit and decimes due handstamp, receiving backstamp, some cover bleached spots, Fine and unusual usage

E. 300-400
105
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431
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 431, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Clear grill points, tied by quartered cork on brown wrapper with printed address to Paris, France, red decimes due handstamp, small tape stain at right, Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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432
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 432, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Each cancelled by small grid, "Oxbridge Ms. Nov. 30" double-circle datestamp on 1863 cover to Paris, France, red New York credit datestamp ties 3c, French transits, receiving backstamp, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
180
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433
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 433, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Tied by segmented cork cancels on 1864 cover to Paris, France, clear strike of "Short Paid" handstamp, "Boston Feb. 26" datestamp with blue "18" debit rate, neat "16" decimes due marking also ties stamps, receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at top affecting perfs on 10c stamp, otherwise Very Fine usage, marked short paid due to excess weight

E. 150-200
75
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434
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 434, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Tied by geometric cancels on 1864 cover to Paris, France, red New York and French transits, receiving backstamp, fresh and Fine

E. 150-200
90
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435
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 435, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Tied by neat target cancels on 1865 cover with printed address to Paris, France, light strike of red Philadelphia 6c credit handstamp, appropriate transits, some wear typical of tissue-paper covers, still Fine

E. 150-200
90
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436
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 436, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Used with 3c Red and 15c Black, F. Grills (94, 98), clear grill points, cancelled or tied by red cork cancels, matching "Baltimore Md. Apr. 13" circular datestamp on 10c Green entire to Paris, France, red New York credit datestamp, blue 1869 Calais datestamp ties 15c, receiving backstamp, endorsed "Closed Mail via England", stamps off-center, 3c internal crease and short perf at right, still a Very Fine and colorful franking for double 15c rate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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437
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 437, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 5c Brown (73, 76), 2c Black, 5c Brown (73, 76)2c Black, 5c Brown (73, 76). 5c horizontal strip of three and single, each stamp cancelled or tied by target, "New Orleans La. Apr. 17" circular datestamp on blue 1866 folded cover to Genoa, Italy, red New York credit datestamp, red Calais transit and boxed "PD" handstamp, receiving backstamp, minor edge wear, Very Fine and attractive usage, the Black Jack is rarely used for single 21c rate

E. 750-1,000
425
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438
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 438, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73), 2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73)2c Black, 10c Green (68, 73). 10c two vertical pairs, one pair s.e. at right, all stamps tied by "New Brighton Pa. Aug. 1" datestamps and targets on small 1867 cover to Florence, Italy, red New York 9c credit datestamp also ties 10c stamps, red Havre transit and boxed "PD" handstamp, receiving backstamps, 10c pairs lifted to remove gum stains and replaced, Very Fine, choice double 21c rate usage

E. 500-750
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439
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 439, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Used with 1c Blue, 5c Brown (63, 76), 1c possibly faintly grilled, tied by large New York leaf cancels on Aug. 1868 folded printed circular to Napoli, Italy, endorsed "Pr. Russia", Milan and Napoli backstamps, tiny black specks on face of cover, still Very Fine, an extraordinary combination for double 4c printed matter rate

E. 750-1,000
800
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440
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 440, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73), 2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73)2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73). Two 10c, one with corner off, tied by cogwheel cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 29" (1867) double-circle datestamp on blue cover to Bern, Switzerland, red New York 18c credit datestamp ties 2c, red Calais transit and boxed "PD", transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine appearance despite fault in 10c stamp

E. 400-500
190
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441
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 441, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). S.e. at right, tied by large red grid, matching "N.Y. City Dec. 7 St. D" circular datestamp on 1866 orange cover to Darmstadt, Germany, New York 3c debit datestamp, "22" handstamped rate in black crossed out and "22/1" written in blue, "4-1/2 Sgr./6 Xr" blue rate handstamp and matching Hamburg backstamp, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, colorful and rare usage

E. 500-750
550
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442
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 442, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Well-centered, small piece out at left, tied by cork and "N.Y. City Apr. 8" circular datestamp on orange cover to Darmstadt, Germany, blue Bremen transit and "22/1" rate handstamp, receiving backstamp, top flap reattached, Fine and scarce circular-rate usage

E. 150-200
170
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443
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 443, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to left, tied by target and "Baltimore Md. Jan. 28" circular datestamp on folded wrapper to Bremen, Germany, also tied by red "1/2" handstamp, blue Bremen transit handstamp, fresh and Fine

E. 400-500
500
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444
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 444, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to bottom right, tied by circle of wedges on 1867 printed circular to Bremen, Germany, bold strike of "1/2" and blue Bremen transit, minor splitting along fold, fresh and Fine

E. 300-400
140
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445
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 445, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Tied by blue "Wellesley Mass. Mar. 20, 1867" double-circle datestamp on cover to Vienna, Austria, endorsed "By German Steamer", red New York credit datestamp and blue Bremen transit, receiving backstamps, 3c stamp repaired bottom right corner, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
100
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446
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 446, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Tied by "Prattville Ala. Dec. 31" circular datestamps on 1866 cover to Baden, Germany, red New York 12c credit datestamp also ties 3c and 10c, neat strike of blue Bremen transit, receiving backstamps, stamps slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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447
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 447, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose (65, 73). 2c vertical pair and two 3c tied by bold fancy cork cancels on orange cover to Hannover, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Apr. 16" circular datestamp, boxed Bremen transit handstamp, slightly reduced at right and small erosion hole at top left, Very Fine, ex Knapp

E. 200-300
75
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448
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 448, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Red, F. Grill (93, 94), 2c Black, 3c Red, F. Grill (93, 94)2c Black, 3c Red, F. Grill (93, 94). Six 3c, 2c s.e., most stamps faulty, tied by cork cancels on 1868 cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 28" circular datestamp, cover opened at sides, edge tears (some affecting stamps), almost Fine, unusual franking

E. 200-300
105
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449
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 449, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78), 2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78)2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78). 2c horizontal pair, tied by crossroads and "Lasalle Ill. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on orange cover to Marburg, Germany, Boston 7c credit datestamp, blue Aachen transit, receiving backstamp, fresh and Fine usage paying the 28c PCM rate

E. 300-400
190
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450
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 450, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78), 2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78)2c Black, 24c Grayish Lilac (73, 78). Two 2c, both centered to bottom and s.e. at right, tied by bold strikes of blue "L" handstamp, matching "Peoria Ill. Nov. 13" circular datestamp on orange cover to Marburg, Germany, red credit datestamp and appropriate transits, Fine

E. 300-400
210
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451
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 451, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Centered to right, used with 3c Rose and 15c Black (65, 77), 15c s.e. at right, tied by bold leaf cancels, 2c also tied by red "New York Paid All Direct Jan. 7" datestamp on fresh corner card cover to Stein, Germany, red Bremen transit, fresh and Very Fine, unusual double 10c direct rate

E. 400-500
180
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452
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 452, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used on 2c Black Jack wrapper and tied by quartered cork to Bern, Switzerland, stamp affected from file fold, wrapper somewhat reduced, some waterstaining, still an rare usage of the Black Jack stamp on a Black Jack wrapper to a foreign destination

E. 150-200
65
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453
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 453, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Green (65, 68, 73). Each stamp cancelled by pen cancel, "Edwardsville Ind. Mar. 13" ms. pmk. on 1866 orange cover to Bern, Switzerland, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid 12 Mar. 17" credit datestamp, 2c tied by "Fr. Grenze" transit handstamp, appropriate backstamps, some cover staining at lower left, small piece out at top of 2c stamp, Fine appearance

E. 200-300
105
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454
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 454, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and 3c Rose, F. Grill (94), tied by brownish targets on small cover to Dresden, Prussia, matching "Rush N.Y. Aug. 20" circular datestamp, red New York credit datestamp and blue Bremen transit handstamp, Fine

E. 200-300
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455
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 455, Specialized Collection of 1863-68 Black Jack Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Vertical pair, s.e. at left, used with 5c Brown and 24c Gray (76, 78b), tied by large grids, "Highland Ill. Feb. 16" circular datestamp on buff registered cover to Hochdorf, Switzerland, magenta ms. "Paid 33", "New-York Registered Feb. 21" double-circle datestamp, blue Aachen transit and matching "Recomandirt" registry handstamp, various ms. rates, transit and receiving backstamps dated 1866

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLACK JACK USAGE TO SWITZERLAND -- 28-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE PLUS 5-CENT REGISTRY FEE.

With 1988 Holcombe certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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456
 
2c Black (73). Balance of old-time Black Jack collection, usages incl. few foreign incl. 2c F. Grill (93) and 3c Ultramarine (114) on cover to China (defective), few advertising covers, mostly single frankings incl. damaged single on cover with Johnson's Island prison censor oval, wide range of origins and destinations, also some collateral material incl. leaf reportedly from a tree at Jackson's house, mixed condition though many are Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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