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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
855
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 855, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Four, one with s.e. at right, used with 1c Blue (63), s.e. at right, tied by well-struck large Boston "Paid" grids on 1861 folded letter to Calcutta, India, neat "Boston Am. Pkt. Sep. 20" and transit backstamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1861 5-CENT BUFF FRANKING TO INDIA.

From the Goddard correspondence

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
856
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 856, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by segmented cork, "Cimarron New Mexico May 2, 1868" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Leipzig, Germany, red New York and Hamburg transits, missing one stamp, otherwise Fine, scarce usage, ex Hollowbush

E. 300-400
240
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857
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 857, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Seven, used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69), tied by cogwheels, "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 21, 1864" circular datestamp on back of orange cover to Switzerland, red "24" ms. credit and red Aachen transit, Very Fine usage overpaying by 1c double the 42c rate

E. 400-500
950
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858
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 858, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), tied by open grid cancels on yellow cover to Liverpool, England, red "Phila. Br. Pkt. 19 Jul. 15" credit datestamp, 1862 Liverpool receiving backstamp, cover with tear at top left clear of stamps, top backflap faults, appears Fine

E. 100-150
115
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859
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 859, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), tied by target and "Dayton O. Dec. 28, 1864" circular datestamp on folded letter to Hannover, Germany, red "New York Hamb, Pkt. 12 Jan. 7" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, some slight toning around stamp edges from gum, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
210
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860
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 860, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76) and tied by well-struck circle of V's cancel on immaculate cover to Paris, France, red "Boston 28 Feb. Paid 12" credit datestamp, appropriate transits, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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861
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 861, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), tied by Sunburst fancy cancels and by red "New York Paid 12 May 10" credit datestamp on blue folded cover to Paris, France, appropriate transits, some toning affects stamps, otherwise Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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862
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 862, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)10c Yellow Green, 12c Black (68, 69), 10c Yellow Green, 12c Black (68, 69)10c Yellow Green, 12c Black (68, 69). Tied by grid on 1864 orange cover to Chinchas Islands, Peru, red "Belfast Me. Jan. 10" double-circle datestamp, red "12" credit handstamp, Panama transit and receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left and some edgewear, Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
210
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863
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 863, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67 to 70)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Used with 1c Blue (63), 3c Rose (65), 5c Brown (76) and 12c Black (69), each stamp tied by crossroads cancel on cover to Hong Kong, China and forwarded to London, 12c additionally tied by "L" and "d" of ms. "London" forwarding notation, "New York Br. Pkt. Dec. 22" (1863) origin backstamp, blue Hong Kong receiving backstamp (Feb. 25, 1864), red London transit (Jan. 5, 1864), magenta "48" credit, endorsed "Overland Route via England", small repair at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR FIVE-COLOR FRANKING OF THE 1861 ISSUE TO HONG KONG AND FORWARDED TO LONDON.

At the time of mailing, there was a 45c rate via Southampton and a 53c rate via Marseilles. The 45c franking indicates the cover was fully paid for the route via Southampton, but the magenta "48" credit indicates that the cover was treated as fully prepaid for the route via Marseilles. The best explanation is that the New York exchange office sent the cover to Boston to make the Cunard sailing on December 23, 1863, and the mis-rating was overlooked. The cover offered in lot 868 shows a 48c credit re-rated 40c at Boston.

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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