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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British Empire

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
689
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 689, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Amherst N.S, Paid at Amherst N.SPaid at Amherst N.S. Bold strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on 1853 folded letter to Halifax N.S., neat "Amherst N.S. AP 26 1853" and receiving backstamps, ms. "3" rate, faint horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
690
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 690, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Amherst N.S, Paid at Amherst N.SPaid at Amherst N.S. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1852 folded cover to New York, neat "Amherst N.S. JY 12 1852" and St. John's backstamps, ms. "6" rate, blue New Brunswick transit, red "Paid 10 Cents" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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691
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 691, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Antigua, Paid at AntiguaPaid at Antigua. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1857 folded letter to Weston Super Mare, England, neat "Antigua AP 12 1857" and transit backstamps, blue receiving datestamp at top left, Very Fine and choice

E. 500-750
675
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692
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 692, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Antigua, Paid at AntiguaPaid at Antigua. Bold strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1867 cover to London, England, neat "Antigua FE 27, 1867" and receiving (Mar. 18) backstamps, red crayon rate, missing left flap and some edgewear, Very Fine strike of the crowned-circle handstamp

E. 500-750
525
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693
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 693, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Bahamas, Paid at BahamasPaid at Bahamas. Red crowned-circle handstamp on oversize gray 1854 folded cover to London, England, "Bahamas MY 12, 1854" backstamp, octagonal receiving handstamp, red "1/" credit, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine, rare crowned-circle handstamp

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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694
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 694, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Barbadoes, Paid at BarbadoesPaid at Barbadoes. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on mourning cover to Philadelphia, clear strike of "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp, "Barbadoes NO 11 1853" and St. Thomas backstamps, red ms. rate, fresh and Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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695
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 695, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpireHamilton Bermuda AP 20, 1853, Hamilton Bermuda AP 20, 1853Hamilton Bermuda AP 20, 1853. Red rimless datestamp on mourning cover to St. Georges, Very Fine, scarce domestic usage

E. 1,000-1,500
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696
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 696, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Corfu, Paid at CorfuPaid at Corfu. Bold strike of crowned-circle handstamp on 1845 cover to Hibernia, Malta, neat "Malta NO 29 1845" backstamp, red ms. rate and "P. Paid" at top right, Very Fine and choice, rare crowned-circle handstamp, rarely found in such superb condition

E. 1,000-1,500
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697
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 697, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Havana, Paid at HavanaPaid at Havana. Well-struck crowned-circle handstamp on folded cover to Cartagena, Colombia, slightly blurred "Havana OC 10 1857" origination datestamp described on accompanying certificate as a Panama marking, St. Thomas transit backstamp, red crayon rate and "1" handstamp, light vertical file fold, Very Fine, scarce crowned-circle handstamp and scarce usage, with 1989 Holcombe certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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698
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 698, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Nevis, Paid at NevisPaid at Nevis. Red crowned-circle handstamp on small cover to London, "Nevis NO 26 1860" and receiving backstamps, ms. "5" rate, red "London Paid" DE 13 1860" handstamp at right, faint horizontal file fold, Fine, an extremely rare example of the "Paid at Nevis" crowned-circle handstamp

E. 3,000-3,500
3,500
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699
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 699, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Wellington New Zealand, Paid at Wellington New ZealandPaid at Wellington New Zealand. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1862 folded letter to domestic address, neat "Wellington New-Zealand FE 3 1862" backstamp, endorsed "Per Overland Mail" at top, receiving datestamp, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 500-750
0
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700
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 700, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Auckland New Zealand, Paid at Auckland New ZealandPaid at Auckland New Zealand. Bold strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to New South Wales, bold "Auckland New-Zealand NO 28 1848 A" and Sydney backstamps, red ms. "8" and also debit marking, Very Fine and choice, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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701
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 701, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Wellington New Zealand, Paid at Wellington New ZealandPaid at Wellington New Zealand. Neat strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on 1853 folded letter to England, "Wellington New-Zealand MR 15 1853 A" backstamp, endorsed "via Australia", transit and receiving datestamps, ms. rate, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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702
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 702, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Auckland New Zealand, Paid at Auckland New ZealandPaid at Auckland New Zealand. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on 1848 folded cover to London, perfect strike of "Auckland New-Zealand FE 12 1848 A" and London backstamps, ms. "4" crossed out and re-rated, faint horizontal file fold well clear of markings, Very Fine and choice, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 1,000-1,500
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703
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 703, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Port Victoria New Zealand, Paid at Port Victoria New ZealandPaid at Port Victoria New Zealand. Phenomenal strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1852 folded letter to London, neat "Port-Victoria New-Zealand JA 30 1852" and red London backstamps, red ms. "2" and "8" rate, some docketing at left, Extremely Fine strike of this rare crowned-circle handstamp, ex "Kiwi" Collection

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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704
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 704, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Panama, Paid at PanamaPaid at Panama. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on folded cover to Valparaiso, Mexico, neat "Panama JY 23 1852 A" and oval "Forwarded by Smith & Lewis Panama" backstamps, red crayon "1/-" rate and endorsed "Via Panama", Very Fine and choice, a most unusual and rare usage

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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705
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 705, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Port-Au-Prince, Paid at Port-Au-PrincePaid at Port-Au-Prince. Well-struck large red crowned-circle handstamp on mourning cover to France, neat "Port-Au-Prince D OC 9 80" datestamp, French transits, Very Fine and choice, a rare example of the "Paid at Port-Au-Prince" crowned-circle handstamp

E. 2,500-3,500
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706
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 706, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Port-Au-Prince, Paid at Port-Au-PrincePaid at Port-Au-Prince. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on 1881 cover to Paris, France, bold "Port-Au-Prince D MR 11 81" datestamp, London and receiving backstamps, red ms. rate at top left, fresh and Very Fine, rare

E. 2,500-3,500
2,800
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707
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 707, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Guadaloupe, Paid at GuadaloupePaid at Guadaloupe. Neat strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on folded cover to St. Croix, "Guadaloupe FE 28 1854 A" backstamp, red crayon "4" rate, some minor soiling, Very Fine, scarce, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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708
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 708, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Rio De Janeiro, Paid at Rio De JaneiroPaid at Rio De Janeiro. Bold strike of crowned-circle handstamp on gray 1851 folded letter to Funchal, Madeira, well-struck "Rio-Janeiro 14 OC 1851" backstamp, red ms. "1/-" rate and "160" handstamp, light horizontal file fold well clear of markings, Very Fine and choice, scarce usage, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 500-750
950
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709
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 709, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Rio De Janeiro, Paid at Rio De JaneiroPaid at Rio De Janeiro. Bold strike of blue crowned-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, matching "Rio-De-Janeiro AU 8 1864" backstamp, red crayon "1/-" rate, lioght vertical file fold clear of markings, Very Fine, scarce struck in blue, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,250
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710
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 710, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at San Juan Porto Rico, Paid at San Juan Porto RicoPaid at San Juan Porto Rico. Well-struck crowned-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to Venezuela, "San Juan Porto-Rico JY 29 1856" and St. Thomas (JY 31) backstamps, red crayon "1/-" credit and bold "2" due handstamp for local postage, receiving datestamp, faint horizontal file fold, Very Fine and choice, scarce usage, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 1,000-1,500
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711
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 711, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at St. Thomas, Paid at St. ThomasPaid at St. Thomas. Neat red crowned-circle handstamp on blue 1851 folded letter to New York, "St.-Thomas SE 20 1851" backstamp, bold "Steamship 10cts" in circle handstamp struck twice, red crayon "1/-" credit, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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712
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 712, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at St. Thomas, Paid at St. ThomasPaid at St. Thomas. Well-struck red crowned-circle handstamp on 1861 folded letter to Kingston, Jamaica, neat "St. Thomas MY 15 1861" and receiving (MY 20) backstamps, red "4" rate, horizontal file fold well clear of markings, fresh and Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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713
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 713, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Tampico, Paid at TampicoPaid at Tampico. Bold strike of red crowned-circle handstamp on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, matching "Tampico AU 30 1855" backstamp, magenta "1/-" rate, Very Fine and choice, scarce crowned-circle handstamp especially on a domestic cover

E. 1,500-2,000
1,150
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714
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 714, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Vera Cruz, Paid at Vera CruzPaid at Vera Cruz. Bold strike of crowned-circle handstamp on folded letter to St. Thomas, bold "Vera-Cruz 1849 AU 16" and Kingston, Jamaica (SP 1) backstamps, red "1/-" ms. rate, light horizontal file fold, some ink erosion in address, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 750-1,000
575
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715
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 715, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Zante, Paid at ZantePaid at Zante. Well-struck blue-green crowned-circle handstamp on folded letter to Marseilles, France, matching "Zanta 23 Genni 1849" handstamp, neat "Malta JA 26 1849" backstamp, French transit and rate, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine and choice, an extremely rare crowned-circle handstamp, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 2,500-3,500
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716
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 716, Crowned Circle Handstamps of the British EmpirePaid at Zante, Paid at ZantePaid at Zante. Bold crowned-circle handstamp on 1857 folded letter to Corfu, blue-green Jan. 17, 1857 origination datestamp, Jan. 19 receiving datestamp, light vertical file fold, Very Fine and choice, rare marking and usage, ex "Beaver Creek" Collection

E. 2,000-3,000
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