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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
912
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 912, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 2c Brown (113), tied by rosettes, "New-York Jan. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Rome, Italy, red Hamburg transit and red credit handstamps, large purple boxed "P.D." handstamp, 12c s.e. at right, few minor toned perf tips, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
900
913
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 913, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two, used with two 2c Brown (113) and 5c Ultramarine (115), tied by cork handstamps on mourning cover to Lima, Peru, "New York Aug. 10 8PM" circular datestamp, red "24" credit handstamp, "Panama SP 11, 1869" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, cover expertly repaired at top left (does not affect stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING TO PERU FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE.

Ex Lafayette. With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
2,900
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914
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 914, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal strip of four, used with 2c Brown (113) and 6c Ultramarine (115), tied by neat cork cancels, "Portchester N.Y. Mar. 4" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Lima, Peru, red "24" credit handstamp, arrival backstamp, cover and one stamp slightly toned, 6c small tear at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL USAGE FRANKED TO PAY DOUBLE THE OBSOLETE 34-CENT RATE PERU. FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE.

The 34c rate via American Packet, then by British Mails via Panama, was in effect from November 1867 thru March of 1870, when the rate was changed to 22c. This cover was sent just as the rate changed, and the sender was apparently unaware of the new rate, which would have been 44c for this double-weight cover.

Ex Ishikawa and Lafayette. Illustrated on page 23 of the 1869 Census book. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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915
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 915, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, trace of guide arrow at top left, used with 30c Orange, F. Grill (100), bright shade, tied by circle of wedges cancels on blue 1869 folded letter from Chas. F. Wyman in Cambridge Mass. to Manila, Philippines, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 13" circular datestamp, Robt. B. Storer blue oval forwarder handstamp, sender's routing "Via Marseilles", red crayon "32" credit, red London Paid also ties stamps, matching "1d" colonial handstamp, Hong Kong-Singapore Marine Sorter backstamp, Hong Kong and Manila datestamps also on back, "2" handstamped due marking applied at Manila, file folds

EXTREMELY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND 30-CENT 1868 F GRILL. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1869 COVER TO THE PHILIPPINES WITH THE RARE HONG KONG-SINGAPORE MARINE SORTER HANDSTAMP. ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR AND COLORFUL 1869 USAGES EXTANT.

This cover from the Pierce correspondence is one of two examples of the 42c rate prepaid with an 1869 stamp in the franking. This is the only cover in the Pierce correspondence with the Hong Kong-Singapore Marine Sorter backstamp.

Ex "European". With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
20,000
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916
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 916, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering, bright colors, tied by neat "New Orleans La. Jun. 15" circular datestamp on orange cover to Paris, France and forwarded within Paris, red "New York Paid 6 Jun. 19" credit datestamp, blue French transit datestamp, company receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex Krug, illustrated in Brookman, signed Ashbrook, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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917
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 917, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Two, used with 2c Brown (113) and tied by cork cancels on cover to Calcutta, India, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Feb. 26" circular datestamp, 1870 London transit, red "26" credit handstamp, Sea Post Office (Mar. 25) and receiving (Apr. 6) backstamps, trivial wear, 2c tiny tear at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED USAGES OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON COVER TO INDIA.

The rate to India by British Mails was either 22c via Southampton or 30c via Marseilles. The cover offered here is franked with 32c postage. The highest rate to India was 32c via North German Union Closed Mails. The cover was sent British Mails via Marseilles, resulting in a 2c overpayment.

Ex Lafayette. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
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918
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 918, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Two horizontal pairs, used with 6c Ultramarine (115) and 2c Brown (113), tied by corks on cover to Lima, Peru, "Portchester N.H. Dec. 3" circular datestamp, red "New York Paid All Dec. 4" circular datestamp, red "48" credit handstamp, some egewear affects stamps

VERY FINE APPEARING COVER FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE. AN IMPRESSIVE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL FRANKING, PAYING THE DOUBLE 34-CENT RATE.

Ex Lafayette. With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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919
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 919, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Wide margins, beautiful intense shades and impressions, used with 3c Green, Grill, and 10c Brown (136, 150), 10c tiny perf tear, matching quartered cork cancels, "Buffalo N.Y. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to naval engineer aboard the U.S. Flagship Delaware at Cape Town, South Africa, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Aug. 3" backstamp and matching "24" credit handstamp, 3c and 15c tied by red London Paid transit, Cape Town receiving datestamp, red crayon "1", neat receipt docketing

EXTREMELY FINE. A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF STAMPS FOR THE 28-CENT RATE TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

Illustrated in Rose book (p. 126). Ex "European". With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
13,000
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919A
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 919A, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Cancelled by light strike of cork handstamp on yellow cover to Germany, ms. "Mt. Eaton O. Feb. 21" pmk., 1870 docketing at bottom, red New York transit datestamp and receiving backstamp, small tear at top, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

875
300
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920
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 920, 1869 Pictorial Issue (12c-24c)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors and proof-like impressions, centered to top right with perfs slightly in, used with vertical pair of 2c Red Brown (146), cancelled by cork cancels on 1872 cover to Barcelona, Spain, "New Orleans La. May 2" circular datestamp, red "New York 24 May 8" credit datestamp, red London Paid transit and "PD" in oval, large red "2" handstamp, receiving backstamp, 24c light corner crease from placement near edge of cover, minor edgewear

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A COLORFUL MIXED-ISSUE 1869 FRANKING FOR THE 28-CENT RATE TO SPAIN -- ONE OF FOUR RECORDED WITH THIS FRANKING.

Ten 24c 1869 covers to Spain are recorded in the 1869 PRA census, but one of these (with 1c and 3c stamps, ex Ishikawa) has been declared a forgery, leaving nine genuine covers. Four covers are prepaid with a combination of the 24c and two 2c Bank Note stamps.

Ex Hart and Lafayette. With 1968 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
17,500
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