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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
987
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 987, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, choice centering, tied by red target, matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 26" circular datestamp on 1872 folded letter to Amsterdam, red "New York Paid All Dec. 27" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, faint file folds well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine, signed Sloane, with 1984 P.F. certificate

975
450
988
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 988, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, clear grill points at top of head, used with 3c Green (147), cancelled by segmented cork, "Boston Mass. Jul. 21" datestamps on cover to Rosario, Argentina, 15c also tied by bold red "8" credit handstamp, blue "10" crayon, some edgewear incl. tape stain at right that does not affect stamps and opened at top and right, still Fine and attractive usage, ex Emerson and White, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for No. 141 on cover is $1,900.00

E. 500-750
625
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989
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 989, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). 2c horizontal pair, 3c two singles, tied by circle of wedges cancels, "San Francisco Cal. May 5" circular datestamp on cover to Conte Leonetto Cipriani, the First Governor of Rome in Rome and forwarded to Livorno, Italy, red New York transit and Rome receiving datestamp, opened on two sides with rough opening at left, signed Enzo Diena and with his 1982 certificate

E. 150-200
75
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990
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 990, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Cancelled by purple handstamp and tied by matching "Philad'a Pa. Jan. 17" circular datestamp on 1870 The Gardener's Monthly advertising cover to France, stamp also tied by French transit, neat strike of Anglo-French accountancy marking at bottom, some edge faults, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
100
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991
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 991, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Choice centering, tied by cork cancel and "New Bedford Mass. Mar. 4" circular datestamp on 1874 cover to Seychelles and forwarded back to New Bedford Mass., Boston, London and New York transits, cover cleaned and repaired, Very Fine appearance, scarce usage, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,500
350
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992
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 992, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154), 10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154)10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154). Tied by "New York Apr. 10" circular datestamp and New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel on 1873 folded cover to Puebla, Mexico, neat "3" debit handstamp, some minor bleeding of ink around NYFM cancel, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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993
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 993, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Tied by unusual Shield in circle fancy cancel on yellow all-over "The Kaballah of the Egyptians" illustrated cover to Philadelphia, stamp with pulled perf at left and tounded corner at bottom right, barely reduced at left, Fine, beautiful design, ex Gabriel, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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994
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 994, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Two, tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel on cover to Germany, red "New York Feb. 24" circular datestamp, minor edgewear, slightly reduced at bottom, Very Fine strike of this NYFM cancel

E. 100-150
50
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995
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 995, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Brilliant color, cancelled by target, "Lower Waterford Vt. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on blue cover to Cape of Good Hope, red New York credit datestamp, Capetown receiving datestamp ties stamp, 1877 London transit, stamp with tiny tear at top left, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
190
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996
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 996, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, 3c Green (183, 184), 2c Vermilion, 3c Green (183, 184)2c Vermilion, 3c Green (183, 184). Tied by bold strikes of blue "Mokelumne Hill Cal. Feb. 3, 1880" datestamps on yellow cover to France, 3c also tied by blue French transit, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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997
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 997, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 3, 1886" duplex on cover to England and forwarded to Lisbon, Portugal, purple B.F. Stevens oval handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex Gallagher

E. 200-300
150
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998
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 998, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Choice centering, rich color, tied by negative letter "D", "Boston Mass. Jul. 13" circular datestamp on blue-green Whalebone manufacturer's illustrated cover to Westfield Mass., Extremely Fine, beautiful cover

E. 300-400
675
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999
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 999, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Perfs trimmed so as to fit perfectly into elaborately hand-drawn illustrated cover to Brooklyn N.Y., "Newark N.J. Sep. 26" circular datestamp, 1882 receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, Extremely Fine, an incredibly beautiful and ornate illustrated cover

E. 500-750
450
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1000
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1000, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Two, cancelled or tied by targets, "Oriska, Barnes Co. Dak. Apr. 3, 1885" circular datestamp on red cover with printed address to Springboro Pa., docketing at left, Very Fine territorial usage

E. 200-300
75
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1001
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1001, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Diagonal Bisects (210 var), 2c Red Brown, Diagonal Bisects (210 var)2c Red Brown, Diagonal Bisects (210 var). Two halves, tied by "Boston Mass. Jun. 11, 1887" duplexes on locally addressed cover, some toning, stamps with small faults, appears Fine, interesting local philatelic usage

E. 200-300
100
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1002
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1002, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213)1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213). Tied by "Brooklyn N.Y." oval cancels on green and brown all-over New York Initial Paper Co. illustrated cover with peacock, to Clinton Hollow N.Y., minor edgewear, Very Fine, beautiful design

E. 300-400
220
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1003
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1003, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Tied by target and "Hanover Centre Pa. Aug. ?" circular datestamp on illustrated Cleveland-Thurman Campaign cover to Pittsburgh Pa., receiving backstamp, some slight soiling, Very Fine, scarce illustrated campaign cover for the 1888 Presidential election

E. 200-300
180
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1004
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1004, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Green, Vertical Bisect (213 var), 2c Green, Vertical Bisect (213 var)2c Green, Vertical Bisect (213 var). Left half, tied across the cut by grid, "West Haven Conn. Mar. 21, 1895" circular datestamp on cover to West Haven Conn., Very Fine philatelic usage, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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1005
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1005, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Tied by "New Haven Conn. Jan. 15, 1892" duplex cancel on 1c Postal Card to Turk's Island, Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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1006
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1006, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues4c Dark Brown (222), 4c Dark Brown (222)4c Dark Brown (222). Pair, tied by Philadelphia ovals on registered cover to Husi, Romania, purple "Philadelphia, Pa. Registered Jan. 10, 1893" and other transit backstamps, Husi postal label affixed and tied by blue datestamp at top right corner where a third stamp was removed, some wear, Fine, the 4c pair pays 8c registry fee effective Jan. 1893, but no 8c stamps were issued until March, so this is a "provisional" means of paying fee in the interim, unusual usage

E. 150-200
280
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1007
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1007, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Intense shade, tied by "New Haven Conn. Sep. 20 7PM 92" duplex on cover to Cape of Good Hope, transit backstamps, Very Fine, 15c treaty rate during UPU period

E. 100-150
150
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1008
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1008, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Tied by New York oval on 30c Red Brown on Amber Manila entire (U341) registered to Germany, pruple Jan. 27, 1891 registry datestamp and N.Y. label, Very Fine, unusual combination

E. 200-300
280
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1009
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1009, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Used with 3c 1890 on 5c Columbian entire registered to Beirut, Syria, tied by Omaha registry ovals, purple May 7,. 1894 registry datestamp, N.Y. label and transit backstamps, folded at left clear of stamps, Very Fine

E. 150-200
95
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