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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
844
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 844, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Irregular block of five, vertical strip of three and two singles, tied by circle of thin wedges, "Burlington Vt. May 24" circular datestamp on cover to Knowlton, Canada East, 1867 St. Johns transit datestamp, Very Fine, scarce cross-border usage and an impressive franking, ex Kramer

E. 400-500
2,100
845
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 845, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Rich color, tied by neat "Portland Me. Oct. 3, 1861" double-circle datestamp on bookseller's corner card cover to Fryeburg Me., stamp has single short perf at bottom not mentioned on certificate

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE COVER BEARING AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK .

With 1998 P.S.E. certificate

4,250
1,150
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846
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 846, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "New-York Nov. 17, 1862" double-circle datestamp, used as forwarding postage on small cover from London to New York City and forwarded to Hartford Conn., originally franked with G.B. 1sh Green (28), wing margin at right, tied by "London S. NO. 1, 1862" duplex, red "Paid" and "5 Cents" handstamps, small repair at top and part of top flap replaced, Very Fine, scarce mixed franking usage, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
675
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847
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 847, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Franco en Monterrey 14 Set. 77" oval datestamp and used with Mexico 25c Blue (109), tied by second strike of oval on blue cover to Secretary of Mexico War Survivors, Washington D.C., small piece of back cut out

VERY FINE. A RARE TWO-COUNTRY MIXED FRANKING ON A NON-FORWARDED COVER FROM MONTERREY, MEXICO, TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
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848
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 848, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by penstrokes, matching "Little York Cal. June 12" ms. pmk. on yellow "Per Overland Mail Stage Via Placerville, In hope of the [locomotive]" illustrated railroad propaganda cover to Johnston R.I., slightly reduced at right into stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
210
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849
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 849, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two, tied by targets and faiint "Atchison Kas." double-circle datestamps on "Butterfield's Overland Despatch" overall advertising cover to New York City, sender has crossed out Butterfield name, cover and one stamp defective, scarce

E. 150-200
80
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850
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 850, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cogwheel cancel, replaces original stamp, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 24" double-circle datestamp on 1867 folded letter to New York City, datelined "Lima March 28th, 1864", clear strike of "Steam Panama" oval handstamp, "10" due handstamp, light vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
475
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851
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 851, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by segmented cork, "Poughkeepsie N.Y. May 19" circular datestamp on legal-size cover with purple and orange Eastman Business College "Second National Bank " simulated $5.00 banknote design to Turin N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, one of the most spectacular advertising designs used during the Civil War era, ex Gabriel

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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852
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 852, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Radiant color, tied by "Utica N.Y. Jul. 25, 1865" double-circle datestamp on blue Sherwood Cigars illustrated cover to Northville N.Y., stamp with tiny tear at bottom right, appears Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
425
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853
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 853, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Affixed to back of cover and tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 23" circular datestamp, cover with beautifully hand-drawn address of twigs and branches, to Philadelphia, 1863 docketing, return address at bottom from a hospital, Very Fine, a beautiful and elaborately hand-drawn cover

E. 200-300
500
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854
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 854, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Affixed over top edge of cover with beautiful hand-drawn Patriotic cover depicting an Eagle on the rock of Union to Green Spring O., stamp tied by "Ft. Seneca O. May 21" ms. pmk., some slight wear, Very Fine, beautiful design

E. 150-200
500
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