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Sale 886 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 2: United States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 November, 2004

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3064
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3064, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Bright color, used with Blood's Penny Post (15L14) and tied by "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp on cover to Bordentown N.J., clear strike of "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 27, 1861" circular datestamp, Blood's datestamp at bottom, clear "Due 3" handstamp, expertly restored

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" HANDSTAMP.

After the U.S. Post Office Department declared its demonetization policy for stamps issued prior to the new 1861 Issue, federal post offices throughout the country were instructed to set expiration dates for the exchange of old for new issues -- generally, the exchange period was six days from the date of receipt of new stamps. In Philadelphia the cut-off date was August 26, 1861, from which time letters bearing demonetized stamps were marked "Old Stamps Not Recognized". This is a very early usage of the marking.

The Philadelphia "Old Stamps" marking and similar ones applied to mail originating in the North are related in purpose to the "Southern Letter Unpaid" handstamp, which was applied at the Louisville terminal office on mail originating in the South before all mail exchange was suspended.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
3065
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3065, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "West Cambridge Ms. Mar. 23, 1858" circular datestamp on hand-drawn illustrated cover of man playing his nose as a violin and man with bag, to New York, Pattee correspondence, few light toned spots, Very Fine, a beautiful hand-drawn cover from the Pattee correspondence, ex Matthies

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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3066
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3066, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Wide margins, tied by "N.Y. & Boston Stmr & R.R.R. Jan. 29" datestamp on yellow cover with blue Sewing Machine illustrated corner card to Boston, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 300-400
525
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3067
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3067, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II, 12c Black (32, 36), 10c Green, Ty. II, 12c Black (32, 36)10c Green, Ty. II, 12c Black (32, 36). Tied by "Binghamton N.Y. Mar. 29" circular datestamp on orange cover to Bavaria, red "New York Mar. 31 Paid 10" transit datestamp, endorsed "Pr. Steamer via Hamburg", 1860 transit backstamps, 12c few nibbed perfs at top, otherwise Fine, probably a 7c overpayment of the 15c Bremen-Hamburg Mails rate

E. 500-750
280
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3068
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3068, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Almost perfectly centered with wide margins, tied by large Boston "Paid" grid on blue 1860 folded letter to Chinch Island at Callao, Peru, small red "Boston Mass. May 9" backstamp, red ms. "Insufficient Postage", bold strike of large "P.O. Department Dead Letter Office May 18" oval handstamp, minor sealed cover tears at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, beautiful and rare usage, the rate to Peru was 22c, this was franked to pay only the basic 10c steamship rate to most Caribbean destinations

E. 750-1,000
900
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3069
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3069, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V, 12c Black (35, 36), 10c Green, Ty. V, 12c Black (35, 36)10c Green, Ty. V, 12c Black (35, 36). Tied by well-struck red "Paid" in circle" cancels, matching "Providence R.I. Sep. 19, 1860" circular datestamp on orange cover to Paita, Peru, red "12" credit handstamp, Panama transit, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine usage paying the 22c rate

E. 500-750
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3070
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3070, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III, 12c Black (33, 36), 10c Green, Ty. III, 12c Black (33, 36)10c Green, Ty. III, 12c Black (33, 36). Vertical pair of 12c, tied by well-struck "Bloomsburg Pa. Jul. 9" datestamp on blue 1860 folded letter to Quito, Ecuador, red "24" credit handstamp, 1860 Panama transit datestamp, few lightly toned perf tips at right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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3071
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3071, 1857-60 Issue 12c Black (36),  12c Black (36) 12c Black (36). Two, used with two each of 5c Brown (29), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by large Boston "Paid" grids on blue 1860 folded letter to Calcutta, India, red "New York Am. Pkt. June ?2" circular datestamp, London and Calcutta backstamps, various rate markings, some wear as often associated with this fragile paper and slightly affecting a few stamps, Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking to pay double the 21c rate to India

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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3072
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3072, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Rich color, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and tied by grids, "Greenwood Cal. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Schleswig, Germany, red New York transit datestamp, 1c also tied by "Franco" handstamp, various credits, 1861 receiving backstamps, some slight overall wear incl. few toned perfs, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage paying the 25c rate via Bremen-Hamburg mails

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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3073
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3073, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V, 24c Gray Lilac (35, 37), 10c Green, Ty. V, 24c Gray Lilac (35, 37)10c Green, Ty. V, 24c Gray Lilac (35, 37). 10c with captured imprint at left, tied by grids, red "Providence R.I. Jan. 28, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in circle on cover to Talcahuano, Chile, red "24" credit handstamp, 1861 Panama transit, 10c tiny toned speck

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USAGE OF THE 1857 ISSUE TO CHILE.

Ex Hollowbush and Grunin.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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3074
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3074, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Tied by slightly smudged strike of Conn. circular datestamp on red "Our Army and Navy Forever" Patriotic to Liverpool, England and forwarded to Lowestoft, forwarding postage paid by G.B. 1p Red tied by "466" in barred oval, "Liverpool 29 AU 1861" circular datestamp, New York and London transits, small piece out at top of G.B. stamp, otherwise Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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3075
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3075, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with three 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by well-struck grids on 1861 folded letter to Melbourne, Australia, red "New York Jun. 1 Paid" backstamp, magenta ms. "18" credit, red London transit ties 30c, red Melbourne receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FRANKING FOR THE 39-CENT RATE TO AUSTRALIA VIA MARSEILLES.

Ashbrook notations on face of cover.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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3076
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3076, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with horizontal pair of 1c Blue, Ty. I (18) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by "Newport R.I. Jul. 27, 1861" circular datestamps on cover to Florence, Italy, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Jul. 31" credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, red "Paid 35" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, some wear incl. small edge tears and piece missing from backflap, still a Fine and rare three-color franking paying the 35c rate to Italy via Prussian Closed Mail

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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