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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
921
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 921, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Near perfect centering, rich color, tied by bold "New York Reg" oval on 10c Brown entire (U189) to London, England, G. B. Calman (stamp dealer) corner card, "New York, N.Y. Reg'y Div. 4-21 1884" double-oval datestamp, registry label tied by blue crayon registry marks applied in London, red London registry oval and receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO FINEST OF THE FOUR RECORDED 10-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE COVERS, ALL OF WHICH WERE MAILED BY STAMP DEALERS IN THE 1880'S.

The 10c plus 10c postage on this cover prepays the double 5c UPU rate and 10c registry fee. This cover was not among the three recorded in the 1869 PRA census.

Ex "European" and Lafayette. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
22,000
922
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 922, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Beautifully centered, dark rich color, tied by duplex "Baltimore Md. Jun. 7" (ca. 1884) circular datestamp and oval on cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, corner card of stamp dealer Frank Y. Jones, to Henry Hechler, receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP AND CHOICE COVER. THE ONLY SINGLE FRANKING AMONG THE THREE RECORDED 2-CENT 1869 RE-ISSUE COVERS.

The rate to Canada, which was based on the domestic letter rate, was lowered to 2c on Oct. 1, 1883. This is not a printed matter usage, as indicated in the 1869 PRA census.

Ex Juhring, "European" and Lafayette. With 1978 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,500
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923
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 923, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Cancelled by crossroads and tied by rim of circular datestamp, clear strike of "Doylestown Pa., Mar. 6, 1890" circular datestamp, on 4c Green entire to Dresden, Germany, receiving backstamp, some edgewear, stamp lifted to confirm identification and hinged in place, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, rare, only twelve covers are recorded in the Searing book with either Scott 133 or Scott 133a, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,850
425
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