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Sale 845 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 May, 2002

Category — Sanitary Fairs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
738
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 738, Sanitary FairsArmy Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1), Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1)Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1). Setting A, block of four, three large margins, ample at left, usual crackly original gum, thin spot at top right, appears Extremely Fine, ex Kantor

900
300
739
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 739, Sanitary FairsArmy Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1), Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1)Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1). Setting B, block of nine, Positions 6-8/11-13/16-18, large margins incl. left sheet margin, unused (no gum), crease thru center row, small scissors cut at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce block, ex Wray, Kantor

615
250
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740
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 740, Sanitary FairsArmy Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1), Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1)Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, 10c Rose (WV1). Setting B, complete pane of 25, unused (no gum), selvage tear at top right, diagonal crease and slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Kantor

1,800
650
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741
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 741, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4), Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4)Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4). Unused (no gum), full to huge margins, bright color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, ex Kantor

1,250
800
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742
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 742, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4), Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4)Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4). Unused (no gum), full even margins, horizontal crease, appears Very Fine, ex Kantor

1,250
270
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743
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 743, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4), Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4)Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, (15c) Green (WV4). Pos. 13, full margins except touched at one point, cancelled by three pen strokes, small faults, Fine appearance, rare used (Scott $3,600.00 with handstamped cancel - manuscript noted but unpriced)

E. 300-400
220
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744
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 744, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). Unused (no gum), clear at left, into other sides, thin at top, appears Fine, ex Kantor

750
125
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 745, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). Pink shade, unused (no gum), margins clear to just touching, thinned, appears Very Fine, ex Kantor

750
200
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746
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 746, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). Original gum, parts of three framelines show, Very Fine, approximately 30-40 copies known, ex Kantor

750
550
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747
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 747, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 5c Black on Rosy Buff (WV6). The only recorded used example, ms. crossed lines, thin and small tear, negiligible considering the Fine appearance and great rarity of this Sanitary Fair stamp, ex Kantor and illustrated in J. W. Scott article (American Journal of Philately, Jan. 1889, fig. 2)

750
160
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748
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 748, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7). Three wide margins, close at top, original gum, fresh color, Very Fine, a rare stamp, ex Kantor

950
1,050
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749
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 749, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7). Unused (no gum), large margins, tear at top and horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, ex Steele (WS) and Kantor

950
115
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750
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 750, Sanitary FairsBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green (WV7). Original gum, large margins, thin spot, tiny corner crease, appears Very Fine, ex Kantor

950
400
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751
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 751, Sanitary FairsMetropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8), Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8)Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8). Complete sheet of four, unused (no gum), thins and creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex Kantor

1,500
550
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752
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 752, Sanitary FairsMetropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Red (WV9), Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Red (WV9)Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Red (WV9). Position 2, original gum, h.r., large margins, Extremely Fine, an extremely scarce stamp, fewer than twenty examples recorded, ex Kantor and illustrated in J. W. Scott article (American Journal of Philately Jan. 1889, fig. 4)

1,200
1,800
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753
P
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 753, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue Plate Proof on Card (WV11P), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue Plate Proof on Card (WV11P)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue Plate Proof on Card (WV11P). Block of four, large margins, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, ex Kantor

E. 100-150
105
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754
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 754, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., choice centering and proof-like impression, trivial corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, four blocks recorded, no larger multiple is known

175
210
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755
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 755, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11). Dark shade and sharp impression, light fair circular datestamp, thin spot, appears Very Fine, ex Kantor

600
0
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756
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 756, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 10c Blue (WV11). Well-centered, Jun. 11 fair circular datestamp, faint corner creases at bottom, Very Fine appearance, rare used, ex Kantor

600
120
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757
P
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 757, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Blue Trial Color (WV12TC), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Blue Trial Color (WV12TC)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Blue Trial Color (WV12TC). Unused, classified as an error of color by some, this shade is close to the issued 10c stamp, paper slightly toned, pulled perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Steele (WS), Kantor

E. 150-200
0
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758
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 758, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Horizontal block of twelve, original gum, rejoined between two vertical rows, one stamp creased, a few short perfs at top right, fresh and Fine- Very Fine, one of the two largest blocks recorded, ex Steele (WS), Wray and Kantor

475
260
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759
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 759, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Horizontal block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, ex Kantor, Scott Retail as block of four and two singles

190
210
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760
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 760, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Well-centered, Jun. 24 fair cds, tiny inconsequential corner perf crease at bottom left, Extremely Fine, one of the finest of the ten recorded used examples, ex Kantor

500
425
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761
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 761, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Deep shade on bright paper, light fair circular datestamp, corner crease at top right, appears Very Fine, ex Kantor

500
0
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762
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 762, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Fresh color, light "June 24, 1884 Great Central Fair" circular datestamp, tiny tear at top and corner perf crease, otherwise Very Fine, ex Steele (WS) and Kantor

500
150
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763
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 763, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Deep dark shade, "June 11, 1884 Great Central Fair" circular datestamp and ms. "X" cancel, repaired, appears Fine, ex Kantor

500
80
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764
c
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 764, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Green (WV12). Rich color, tied by "Great Central Fair. June 28, 1864" circular datestamp (the last day of the fair), second strike on cover with red and blue trim on backflaps, addressed "To the letter carrier with Mrs. Gillespie's compliments", Mrs. E. D. Gillespie - granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin - was the postmistress of the Great Central Fair post office, slightly toned, small piece out of upper left corner, light wrinkling, still Fine (with minimal restoration this cover could have very fine appearance), an outstanding last day usage with historic significance, ex Kantor

1,500
650
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765
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 765, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13). Three blocks of four, original gum, two lightly hinged and one h.r., some toned spots, four stamps with small faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, ex Kantor

480
220
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766
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 766, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13). Well-struck Jun. 15 fair cds, well-centered, faint corner crease, Extremely Fine appearance, one of the finest of only eleven recorded used copies, ex Kantor

475
200
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767
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 767, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Black (WV13), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Black (WV13)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 20c Black (WV13). Dark shade and detailed impression, bold "June 11, 1884 Great Central Fair" circular datestamp, corner crease at top right and short perf at left, otherwise Fine, ex Steele (WS) and Kantor

475
0
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768
 
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 768, Sanitary FairsGreat Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13), Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13)Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13). Part strike of Jun. 11 fair cds, faint corner creases, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce used issue

475
0
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769
c
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 769, Sanitary FairsUnion Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital, Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and HospitalUnion Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital. Lithographed view in blue of building, soldiers and civilians in overall panel on cover to Chambersburg Pa., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Jan. 31 '64" double-circle ds and target, faint toning, a bit reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
0
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770
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 770, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). Unused (no gum), large even margins all around, rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, ex Kantor

210
180
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771
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 771, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). Unused (no gum), large margins, light wrinkle, small nick in bottom margin, deep shade, otherwise Very Fine, ex Steele (WS), Kantor

210
80
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772
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Sale Number 845, Lot Number 772, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). Unused (no gum), ample margins, unusual deep shade, tiny thin spot, appears Very Fine, it is our opinion that the scarcer deep shades of this stamp were issued at the fair, while the lighter shades were discovered as remainders, ex Kantor, with 1995 P.F. certificate

210
80
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773
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Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). 47 unused, many with original gum, most unused (no gum), ten in the scarcer deep shade, most with small faults, Fine-Very Fine appearing group, ex Kantor

9,870
1,900
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774
c
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 774, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14), Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14)Soldier's Fair, Springfield Mass., 10c Lilac (WV14). Close margins, affixed with slightly brown gum on unaddressed cover with proper dark blue "Soldier's Fair, Springfield, Dec. 20, 1864" circular datestamp, Very Fine

750
600
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775
c
Sale Number 845, Lot Number 775, Sanitary FairsNorthern Ohio Sanitary Fair, Northern Ohio Sanitary FairNorthern Ohio Sanitary Fair. Two covers, first with printed corner card "Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair, Cleveland, O. Febr'y 22d 1864" in shield on orange cover with ms. "B.G. Wade U.S.S." (Senator) free frank to Ravenna O., with Cleveland Jan. 30, 1864 newspaper article about the Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair set to open on the above date, also incl. second cover with free frank and printed corner card, "Cleveland O. Jul. 9, 1863" double circle datestamp, embossed Sanitary Fair return address on top backflap on cover to Berlin Heights O., Very Fine

E. 150-250
85
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776
c
Sanitary Fair Cover Balance. Five covers incl. one with "Advertised" hs., one with "American Union Commission Richmond Va." printed corner card, one with book publisher's printed corner card, one printed circular requesting donations for the Sanitary Commission, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
85
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