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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — British North America and Great Britain Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1286
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1286, British North America and Great Britain Mails6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, tied by bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EN3) on 6c Red entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. imprint, used as a paste-up with Canada, 1872, 6c Yellow Brown (39), tied by NYFM cancel, "For Great Britain and Ireland" handstamp at left, some slight wear, Canada stamp defective, still Very Fine strikes of this NYFM cancel and an unusual usage

E. 500-750
425
1287
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1287, British North America and Great Britain Mails12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Pretty shade, tied by large grid, "Chelsea Mass. Dec. 12" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Hopewell Corner, New Brunswick, 1871 transit backstamps, fresh and Very Fine double-rate usage, ex Seybold

E. 300-400
300
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1288
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1288, British North America and Great Britain Mails1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill with several noticeable grill points at left, used with 5c Brown, F Grill (95), tied by corks, "Vancouver W.T. Jan. 24" territorial circular datestamp on orange cover to Ireland, 1871 backstamps, cover with some edgewear affecting 5c stamp, stamps barely affected by light fold from contents, Very Fine, scarce combination usage from Washington Territory

E. 400-500
600
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1289
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1289, British North America and Great Britain Mails6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Rich color, cancelled by unusual segmented grid, red "Detroit Paid All Direct Feb. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Scotland, 1871 Liverpool transit datestamp, stamp with few small flaws, Fine, scarce usage out of the Detroit exchange office

E. 200-300
400
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1290
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1290, British North America and Great Britain Mails1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, used with 3c Rose (65) and 2c Black (73), tied by circle of wedges, "New Orleans La. Jan. 12" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Brighton, England, 1875 London and receiving backstamps, docketed across the address, tiny cover tear at right, Very Fine, unusual combination

E. 150-200
170
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1291
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1291, British North America and Great Britain Mails1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Block of six, tied by quartered corks, light strike of "Washington D.C. Dec. 4" circular datestamp on attorney's corner card cover to Birmingham, England, red "New York Dec. 5" circular datestamp, 1874 receiving backstamp, insignificant corner crease on bottom right stamp and tiny soiled spot on bottom center stamp, Very Fine, unusual use of 1c block to pay 6c rate

E. 300-400
300
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1292
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1292, British North America and Great Britain Mails12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color, used as forwarding postage and tied by indistinct strike of Boston circular datestamp, cover originated in England, sent to Boston, forwarded to New Brunswick and then reforwarded to England, originating postage paid by G.B. 6p Gray (60) tied by "Brighton JU 15, 1874" duplex, various transits, Very Fine, rare usage

E. 500-750
500
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1293
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1293, British North America and Great Britain Mails5c Indigo, 30c Full Black (190, 215), 5c Indigo, 30c Full Black (190, 215)5c Indigo, 30c Full Black (190, 215). Tied by "New York Mar. 13, 1888" duplex cancels on oversize cover with printed address to London, England, red receiving backstamp, stamps defective, appears Fine, attractive high-value franking

E. 200-300
130
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1294
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1294, British North America and Great Britain Mails30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Used with 15c Red Orange (189) and 5c Indigo (215), tied by "New York Sep. 13, 1888" duplex cancels on oversize cover with printed address to London, England, fresh and Very Fine, colorful and scarce usage

E. 300-400
160
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1295
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1295, British North America and Great Britain Mails30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Horizontal pair, tied by "New York Sep. 22, 1888" duplex on legal-size cover with printed address to London, England, vertical file fold well away from stamps, some slight toning, Very Fine, very early use, with 1993 P.F. and 1998 A.P.S. certificates

E. 500-750
275
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