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Sale 886 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 2: United States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 November, 2004

Category — Bank Note and Other Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3162
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3162, Bank Note and Other Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Natural s.e. at left, used with Peru 1868 1d Green (14) and Great Britain 1869 6p Red Violet, Pl. 9 (51) on 1872 yellow cover from Peru to San Francisco, Peru 1d tied by part strike of blue double-oval handstamp of Pacific Steam Navigation Co., G.B. 6p and 1d tied by "C38" oval grid cancel of British P.O. at Callao, "A Callao SP 23 72" backstamp, "Panama 4 OC 1872 Transit" datestamp, red "Insufficiently Prepaid" handstamp, large "12" debit handstamp crossed out in blue crayon and re-rated "32" cents due, U.S. 10c left uncancelled but tied by pencil "36 Market" indicating addressee's street location, "3" for triple rate in same pencil writing, "Carrier Nov. 2 11AM" backstamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE THREE-COUNTRY MIXED FRANKING WITH FOREIGN POSTAGE ACCEPTED AT SINGLE RATE BUT UNITED STATES STAMP UNDERPAYING TRIPLE RATE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USAGE FROM PERU TO SAN FRANCISCO.

Mail from Peru to the United States sent via the British Post Office required U.S. and Great Britain postage. Mixed frankings with stamps of those two countries are scarce, but far rarer are covers showing the Peruvian internal rate of one dinero paid by a stamp.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
3163
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3163, Bank Note and Other IssuesBroadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2), Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2)Broadway Post Office, New York N.Y., (1c) Black (26L2). Two large margins, clear to ample on other sides, red "Paid" straightline cancel, matching strike and "Harriott's Broadway Post office. Cor. Canal St. New-York" oval handstamp on small cover to local street address

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE CHOICEST EXAMPLES OF THE BROADWAY LOCOMOTIVE STAMP KNOWN ON COVER.

Ex Schwartz. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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3164
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3164, Bank Note and Other IssuesWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Margins slightly in and repaired top right corner, tied by blue "Pony Express San Francisco Sep. 11" Running Pony oval datestamp on 10c Green Star Die entire (U33) with Wells, Fargo & Co. red printed frank, "Atchison Kan. Sep. 23" (1861) double-circle datestamp, addressed to Baltimore Md., reduced at left and small edge tear

A FINE-APPEARING PONY EXPRESS STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. A RARE USE VIA THE ATCHISON POST OFFICE.

By September 1861 the transcontinental railroad reached Atchison, Kansas, which became the post-office entry point for Pony Express mail.

Ex Luff, Knapp and Barkhausen.

E. 4,000-5,000
10,500
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3165
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3165, Bank Note and Other IssuesLangton's Pioneer Express, Downieville, Langton's Pioneer Express, DownievilleLangton's Pioneer Express, Downieville. Bold strike of blue oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire with Langton's imprint, to San Francisco, conjunctive use with blue oval "Wells, Fargo & Co. Marysville May 25" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 200-300
350
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3166
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3166, Bank Note and Other IssuesPacific Express Co. Nevada, Jan. 15, Pacific Express Co. Nevada, Jan. 15Pacific Express Co. Nevada, Jan. 15. Blue oval handstamp on 3c Nesbitt entire with illustrated Pacific Express Co. imprint to San Francisco, slightly reduced at left, some slight edgewear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
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