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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Fancy Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
954
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 954, Fancy CancellationsBridgeport Fireman, Bridgeport FiremanBridgeport Fireman. Waterbury Conn., Rohloff E-6, bold strike cancels 1c Blue (63), affixed to yellow local yellow cover with "Waterbury Ct. Jun. 3" (1869) circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this scarce cancel, probably did not originate on this cover

E. 750-1,000
500
955
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 955, Fancy CancellationsHearts, HeartsHearts. Waterbury Conn., four covers, each with different heart cancel, incl. Rohloff J-5, J-6, J-7 and J-9, few faults, Fine-Very Fine strikes

E. 300-400
210
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956
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 956, Fancy CancellationsLeaf, LeafLeaf. Waterbury Conn., Rohloff L-1, clear strike ties 1c Blue (63) on local cover, "Waterbury Con. Aug. 9, 1866" double-circle datestamp, cover with extensive tear and repair, still Very Fine strike, William T. Crowe records only 26 covers bearing this cancel, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
180
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957
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 957, Fancy CancellationsLeaf, LeafLeaf. Waterbury Conn., Rohloff L-8, intense strike ties 3c Bank Note on merchant tailor's corner card cover to Thomaston Conn., neat "Waterbury Conn. Apr. 24 10AM" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike, ex Rohloff

E. 200-300
300
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958
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 958, Fancy CancellationsLeaf, LeafLeaf. Waterbury Conn., Rohloff L-8, perfect strike ties 3c Bank Note, natural s.e. at left, on cover to Plymouth Conn., neat "Waterbury Conn. Apr. 26" circular datestamp, stamp with few toned perf tips, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
160
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959
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 959, Fancy CancellationsPumpkin, PumpkinPumpkin. Waterbury Conn., Rohloff G-2, clear strike on 3c Ultramarine (114), single short perf at top left, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
160
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960
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 960, Fancy CancellationsW, WW. Waterbury Conn., perfect strike ties 3c Rose (65) on yellow cover to Flatbush N.Y., stamp also tied by "Waterbury Con. Mar. 6, 1866" double-circle datestamp, small cover tear at right, Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
210
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961
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 961, Fancy CancellationsW, WW. Waterbury Conn., bold strike and "Waterbury Ct. Dec. 31" circular datestamp ties 3c Ultramarine (114), arrow at top right, on cover to Baltimore Md., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
130
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962
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 962, Fancy CancellationsFace, FaceFace. Bristol Conn., Clear strike cancels 3c Rose (65), added to piece with "Waterbury Con. Apr. 18, 1866" double-circle datestamp (did not originate), Very Fine strike of a genuine fancy cancel, illustrated on p. 237 of Rohloff book

E. 150-200
40
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963
c
Waterbury Conn. Cancels. 50 mostly Bank Note covers, range of cancels incl. nice groups of leaves, rosettes, geometrics, few reference items, some faults, many Very Fine strikes

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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964
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 964, Fancy CancellationsThree-Leaf Clover, Three-Leaf CloverThree-Leaf Clover. Clear strike ties 3c Rose (65), "Boston Mass. Aug. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Boothbay Me., some slight toning, Very Fine strike

E. 100-150
70
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965
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 965, Fancy CancellationsFlower, FlowerFlower. Perfect bold strike and "Spartanburg S.C. Mar. 24" circular datestamp tie 3c Red, F. Grill (94), few perf faults, on small cover to Charlotte N.C., some slight toning, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
105
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966
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 966, Fancy CancellationsWaving Flag, Waving FlagWaving Flag. Bold strike ties 2c Red Brown (210), "Enfield Conn. Sep. 12, 1884" circular datestamp with duplex Star in Circle on cover to Boston, receiving backstamp, some edgewear at right, Extremely Fine strike on an Extremely Fine stamp

E. 200-300
425
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967
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 967, Fancy CancellationsDevil's Mask, Devil's MaskDevil's Mask. Neat strike ties 3c Bank Note, s.e. at right, on sewing machine illustrated cover to Guilford Vt., stamp also tied by "New York Sep. 5" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine strike

E. 150-200
260
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968
FC
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 968, Fancy CancellationsDevil's Mask, Devil's MaskDevil's Mask. Clear strike ties 3c Bank Note on cover to Kingston N.Y., stamp also tied by "New York Mar. 14" circular datestamp, Very Fine strike

E. 150-200
120
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969
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 969, Fancy CancellationsMask, MaskMask. Bold strike and partly clear "Corry Pa. Aug. 1" circular datestamp tie 2c Red Brown, End Roller H. Grill (135 var) on cover wtih printed corner card for local Landry, Toilet and Soap manufacturer to Randolph N.Y., stamp with faint gum toning at edges, otherwise Very Fine cover

E. 500-750
325
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970
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 970, Fancy CancellationsMasonic Square and Compass, Masonic Square and CompassMasonic Square and Compass. Bold blue strike ties 3c Rose (65), matching "Brattleboro Vt. Mar. 8" double-circle datestamp on cover to Ashburnham Mass., Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
90
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971
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 971, Fancy CancellationsMasonic Crescent and Star, Masonic Crescent and StarMasonic Crescent and Star. Clear strike ties 2c Red Brown (210) on cover to Port Edward N.Y., "Northampton Mass. Jun. 1" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
135
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972
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 972, Fancy Cancellations"My" Heart, "My" Heart"My" Heart. Bold strike not used to cancel 3c Ultramarine (114), cancelled instead by penstrokes, "Dalton O. Jul. 5" datestamp struck twice on small cover to Bridgeport O., missing right flap, stamp with small tear at left, still Very Fine strike of the fancy cancel

E. 100-150
120
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973
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 973, Fancy Cancellations"Paid" and Star, "Paid" and Star"Paid" and Star. Clear strike cancels 3c Rose (65) on yellow cover to Ware Mass., well-struck "Bonds Village Ms. Jun. 4" circular datestamp, stamp with tiny fault at top right, Very Fine strike, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
200
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974
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 974, Fancy CancellationsShield, ShieldShield. Bold strike ties 3c Rose (65), "Cambridge Mass. Apr. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., Extremely Fine stamp and cancel

E. 100-150
70
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975
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 975, Fancy CancellationsPittsburgh Shield Machine Cancel, Pittsburgh Shield Machine CancelPittsburgh Shield Machine Cancel. Large shield and perfectly applied "Pittsburgh Pa. Aug. 2 5PM" in frame on lady's small quadrilled cover to Gettysburg Pa., Extremely Fine example of this scarce and desirable early machine cancel, seldom found in this condition

E. 750-1,000
800
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976
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 976, Fancy CancellationsSkull and Crossbones in Coffin, Skull and Crossbones in CoffinSkull and Crossbones in Coffin. Beautiful strike ties 3c Bank Note on cover with printed address to Milwaukee Wis., light strike of "Pittsburgh Pa. Dec. 4" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
250
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977
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 977, Fancy CancellationsSkull and Crossbones in Coffin, Skull and Crossbones in CoffinSkull and Crossbones in Coffin. Perfect strike ties 3c Green (158), s.e. at right, "Pittsburgh Pa. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on orange cover to Mt. Vernon O., cover with stains at bottom left, Extremely Fine strike

E. 100-150
100
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978
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 978, Fancy CancellationsSkull & Crossbones, Skull & CrossbonesSkull & Crossbones. Clear strike ties 3c Ultramarine (114) on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., "N.Y. & Erie R.P.O." in circle without date, Very Fine strike, rare

E. 400-500
210
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979
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 979, Fancy CancellationsSkull & Crossbones, Skull & CrossbonesSkull & Crossbones. Bold strike ties 3c Bank Note, "Columbus Ind. Mar. 20 10AM" circular datestamp on stove dealer's corner card cover to Nashville Ind., barely reduced at left, minor edgewear, Extremely Fine strike

E. 200-300
800
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980
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 980, Fancy CancellationsNegative Skull and Crossbones, Negative Skull and CrossbonesNegative Skull and Crossbones. Bold strike ties 2c Red Brown (210), matching Mass. circular datestamp struck partly off top of cover to Kansas City Mo. and forwarded to Webster Groves Mo., second strike at left, Kansas City circular datestamp and "Forwarded" handstamp, receiving backstamp, some overall soiling, Very Fine strikes of the fancy cancel

E. 150-200
240
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981
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 981, Fancy CancellationsSkull & Crossbones, Skull & CrossbonesSkull & Crossbones. Perfect strike with "Ochoaville, Arizona Sep. 24, 1884" circular datestamp ties 1c and 2c Bank Notes on cover originating in Newark N.J. and forwarded from Tombstone and cancelled on arrival in Ochoaville, forwarding postage affixed at Tombstone but not cancelled there, some edgewear incl. reduced at right into one 2c stampstill Very Fine strike of the fancy cancel

E. 100-150
375
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982
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 982, Fancy CancellationsSmiling Face, Smiling FaceSmiling Face. Perfect strike cancels 3c Rose (65), "North Bennington Vt. Oct. 13" double-circle datestamp on North Bennington Academy corner card cover to Uxbridge Mass., 1866 docketing at left, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel

E. 300-400
260
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983
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 983, Fancy CancellationsEagle and U.S, Eagle and U.SEagle and U.S. Superb strike cancels 3c Rose (65), "Albany N.Y. Sep. 7" circular datestamp struck partly off top of corner card cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y., tiny edge tear, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
400
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984
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 984, Fancy CancellationsUsed Up, Used UpUsed Up. Clear strike ties 3c Green (158), choice centering, rich color, "Traverse City Mich. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on attorney's corner card cover to Leland Mich., Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
250
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985
c
Fancy Cancels. 33 covers, issues incl. 3c 1861 and Bank Notes, wide range of cancels incl. unusual geometrics, various Stars, negative "U.S." from Saratoga Springs N.Y., few faces, blue Leaf from Chicago, some faults, mostly Very Fine strikes, worth close inspection

E. 750-1,000
750
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986
c
Skull Fancy Cancels. 16 covers and seven off-cover examples, range of towns incl. Pittsburgh, Oneida Tenn., Harrisburg Pa., Altoona Pa., Greenfield Mass., few others, Very Fine strikes, a worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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