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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
864
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 864, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Yellow Green (68), tied by large grids on 1864 yellow cover to Melbourne, Australia, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Aug. 9" credit datestamp, endorsed "Via Marseilles", London transit and receiving backstamp, minor edgewear affects 10c stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
750
865
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 865, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Natural s.e. at right incl. part of adjoining stamp, used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69) and cancelled by red grids, matching "Philada. Pa. Mar. 14 Paid" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, red "24" credit handstamp, 1862 London transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing top flap, few perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, Very Fine and colorful franking

E. 750-1,000
900
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866
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 866, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69), cancelled by grids and "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 5, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, red Philadelphia credit datestamp, London transit and receiving backstamp, expertly reattached top flap, Very Fine, colorful franking

E. 500-750
1,200
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867
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 867, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69), tied by grids and red "Philada. Pa. Sept. 29 Paid" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, red 1863 London transit, blue receiving backstamp, red "1d" credit handstamp, expertly restored along edges, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
900
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868
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 868, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69), tied by large circle of wedges cancels on cover to Hong Kong, China, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Jun. 24" credit datestamp struck over "48" credit, 1863 London transit, blue receiving backstamp, expertly repaired along top edge, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
1,050
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869
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 869, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and 5c Dark Red Brown (75), tied by grids on 1862 cover to Hong Kong, China, 5c also tied by indistinct red circular datestamp, red "London NO 26, 1862 Paid" transit datestamp, Hong Kong backstamp (Jan. 23), expertly repaired, appears Very Fine, beautiful three-color franking paying the 45c rate

E. 500-750
1,200
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870
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 870, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and 5c Dark Red Brown (75), tied by grids on 1863 cover to Hong Kong, China, light strike of red circular datestamp, London transit, receiving backstamp (July 4, 1863), expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance

E. 500-750
950
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871
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 871, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and 5c Red Brown (75), cancelled by targets, 30c tied by light strike of red circular datestamp on April 1862 cover from Philadelphia to Hong Kong, China, appropriate transits, with original enclosure, 5c small perf faults, cover expertly repaired along top edge, Fine appearance, attractive three-color franking

E. 400-500
425
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872
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 872, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 24c Red Lilac (70), tied by grids and red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Sep. 30" circular datestamp on blue cover to Shanghai, China, red 1862 London transit also ties stamps, magenta ms. "52" credit marking, barely reduced at left, missing most of back, still Fine, colorful franking

E. 500-750
525
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873
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 873, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Tied by geometric fancy cancel on orange cover to Vienna, Austria, red "N. York Paid Hamb. Pkt. 24 May 27" credit datestamp, neat "Franco" handstamp also ties stamp, transit and receiving backstamps, missing small part of top flap, minor edgewear, Fine, attractive usage

E. 150-200
120
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874
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 874, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target, "Sandusky O. Mar. 23, 1865" well-struck double-circle datestamp on orange cover to local Sandusky O. address, ms. "Ex J.C." examiner's marking, slightly reduced at left, cover with few repaired tears, stamp with few scuffs, otherwise Fine, scarce use of the Black Jack on a 2c drop letter from Johnson's Island prison, ex Matz

E. 200-300
375
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875
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 875, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 1c Blue (63) and tied by blue targets and matching "Sylvana O. Jun. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Wanseon O., fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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876
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 876, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by cork on unsealed circular-rate cover to Fine N.Y. with illustrated Metropolitan Sanitary Fair design, stamp has pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, very attractive example of this scarce Sanitary Fair design, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
700
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877
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 877, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Light corner crease at top right and few short perfs at right, cancelled by cork on red Tilton's Stationery advertising cover to Hannover N.H., with original enclosure, June 2, 1868 docketing on back, Fine appearance, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate not noting any defects

E. 200-300
160
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878
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 878, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering, tied by segmented cork on circular rate cover with Publisher's advertisement to Plymouth Vt., also incl. two publisher's sweepstakes premium tickets, few toned spots at right affect stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
160
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879
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 879, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to bottom left, tied by blue Freeport Ill. double-circle datestamp and target on brown cover to Rochester Ind., Claim Agent's printed corner card, Very Fine

E. 50-75
30
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880
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 880, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Well-centered, small piece out at left, tied by cork and "N.Y. City Apr. 8" circular datestamp on orange cover to Darmstadt, Germany, blue Bremen transit and "22/1" rate handstamp, receiving backstamp, top flap reattached, Fine and scarce circular-rate usage

E. 100-150
110
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881
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 881, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by segmented cork on 1866 printed Prices Current from New York to Holland, appropriate transits, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
210
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882
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 882, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Yellow Green (68), cancelled by neat penstrokes, "Mokelumne Hill Cal. May. 2" circular datestamp on light green 1864 cover to La Suze, France, red "New Paid York 6 May 28" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, 10c small corner creases at top left from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and scarce usage, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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883
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 883, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Used with two 2c Black (73), tied by unusual segmented cork cancels and red "N.York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Nov. 20" credit datestamp on 1866 cover with printed address to Bavaria, Germany, Seligman Bendit & Sohne correspondence, endorsed per "Java", blue framed Aachen transit also ties stamps, receiving backstamp, trivial edge wrinkles, P.F. nitpicks a small faint toned spot on the 2c stamps, Very Fine, an attractive 28c Prussian Closed Mail rate cover, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
575
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884
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 884, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Used with horizontal pair of 2c Black (73), tied by quartered cork cancels, 24c also tied by blue boxed Aachen transit on cover with printed address to Bavaria, Germany, Seligman Bendit & Sohne correspondence, red "New York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Jun. 30" credit and 1866 New York forwarder's datestamps, printed routing instructions, Furth receiving backstamp, P.F. comments that 24c has corner crease and right 2c stamp has tiny tear -- extremely minor faults that do not detract, still a Very Fine example of the 28c rate to the German-Austrian Postal Union, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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885
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 885, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Tied by target, "Lyons O. Jan. 14" circular datestamp on locally used orange cover, stamp defective at left, still Fine, reputed to be the only known Black Jack bisect from Ohio, with 1980 P.F. certificate not noting any defects

1,750
210
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886
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 886, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Horizontal pair, tied by fancy segmented cork and "New-York Mar. 17, 1863" double-circle datestamp on confectioner's embossed corner card cover to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, receiving backstamp, right stamp few defective perfs at top, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
150
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887
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 887, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Vertical pair, tied by target and "New Orleans La. ? 21, 1863" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Matamoros, Mexico, some wear affects bottom stamp, Fine

E. 200-300
210
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888
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 888, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68), slightly overlapping, tied by Philadelphia circular datestamp and target on buff cover to Prussia, red "New York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Aug. 17" credit datestamp and blue Bremen three-line transit, 1864 docketing on reverse, couple tiny mounting adhesions on back, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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889
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 889, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71 to 78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Sharp proof-like impression, cancelled by target, "Hoboken N.J. May 29, 1867" double-circle datestamp on cover to Frankfurt, Germany, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid May 30" datestamp, blue transit handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

240
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