Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3048
c
Sale 869, Lot 3048, 1861-66 Issue3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Fresh color with bluish cast indicative of the true Pigeon Blood Pink shade, well-centered tied by Old Point Comfort Va. circular datestamp on patriotic cover with large illustration in red of the U.S. Capitol with caption "The House the Uncle Sam Built" to Canton Maine, ms. "Oct. 23, 1861" docketing on back, P.F. notes a few toned perfs, but this is insignificant normal gum toning

VERY FINE PATRIOTIC COVER BEARING THE RARE 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

6,500
0
3049
c
Sale 869, Lot 3049, 1861-66 Issue3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Tied by "G.B.D. Nov. 6" two-line datestamp on "Lincoln's Cabinet" patriotic cover to Johnson's Creek N.Y., stamp with small faults, cover with edge faults

FINE. A RARE PIGEON BLOOD PINK ON A SCARCE PATRIOTIC WITH BANKS DIVISION CANCEL.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

6,500
0
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3050°
c
Sale 869, Lot 3050, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65). Natural s.e., tied by target, "Tennallytown D.C. Apr. 6" circular datestamp, on cover to South Onindaga N.Y. with handrawn multicolored Anti-Draft design of man in top hat "Going to Canada" with "You don't draft me" at bottom, with original letter datelined "Camp near Tenallytown April 4th 1863" with great content "...the guns came today for the fort we are to garrison and with them orders to drill every day eight hours...You still think there is no way for me to get out of the army unless I desert...You can enlist in almost any city in the Loyal States or in any Regiment or Company...drafted men are sent to the front; they do not stay in Washington over night. I can very easily tell you why I could not be drafted. I am a British subject and a minor.", Very Fine and remarkable

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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3051°
c
Sale 869, Lot 3051, 1861-66 Issue5c Buff (67). Perfectly centering, early bright shade, used with 30c Orange (71), also a very early bright shade, choice centering, couple short perfs, tied by "Stockton Cal. Nov. 14" (1861) circular datestamps on 3c Pink entire addressed in blue to Locarno, Switzerland, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Dec. 14" backstamp, red Aachen transit, Swiss transits and Locarno Jan. 4, 1862 receiving datestamp on back, ms. credits

VERY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL COVER FROM CALIFORNIA TO SWITZERLAND, BEARING 5-CENT AND 30-CENT 1861 ISSUES IN SHADES FROM THE EARLIEST PRINTING.

The Prussian Closed Mail rate to Switzerland was 35c from October 1852 to May 1863. Until July 1, 1863, an additional 5c was required on mail from the West Coast. The 38c postage on this November 1861 cover appears to have been accepted as full prepayment.

Ex Caspary and Baker. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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3052
c
Sale 869, Lot 3052, 1861-66 Issue10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, used with 1c Blue (63) on 3c Pink entire (U58) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, segmented cork cancels, to London, England, red London receiving and New York credit datestamps, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S. Frco. 22 Jun." double-circle datestamp on back confirming express usage, horizontal crease at bottom of cover, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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3053
c
Sale 869, Lot 3053, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71). Used with two 10c Yellow Green (68) and 3c Rose (65), tied by red grids, "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Jul. 12" circular datestamp on 1862 folded letter to Shanghai, China, red London transit, Hong Kong backstamp, 3c stamp and cover scuffed, otherwise Fine, colorful franking

E. 750-1,000
675
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