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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Caribbean Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1278
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1278, Caribbean Mails2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114), 2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114)2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). Used with five 10c Brown (150), each tied by large New York Foreign Mail Star in Circle cancel (Ty. ST-MP1) on cover from Cuba to Barcelona, Spain, cover also bears two Cuba 50c Gray (61), tied by oval florette cancels, "Admin Gral Correos Habana, 3 Oct. 1874" origination double-circle datestamp, red "New York Oct. 8" transit, London transit ties two stamps, red crayon credits, red "PD" handstamp, Commission Merchant's printed return address on back, opened for display, right 10c and 2c stamps small faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING PAYING POSTAGE FROM CUBA TO THE UNITED STATES AND THEN FROM THE UNITED STATES TO SPAIN.

Ex Boker and Lafayette. With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
16,000
1279
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1279, Caribbean Mails15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). S.e. at right, bright color, tied by "N.Y. Supplementary Jul. 28, 1881" Type E duplex on 5c entire to Havana, Cuba, receiving backstamp, cover with few age spots, Very Fine double-rate Supplementary Mail usage

E. 300-400
650
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1280
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1280, Caribbean Mails3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161), 3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161)3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161). 3c s.e. at left, tied by perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-W1c) and "New York Aug. 31" circular datestamp on 1876 folded cover to St. Thomas, West Indies, endorsed "Via Havana" at top left, red "8" crayon credit, 3c light crease at top, Extremely Fine strike, ex Weiss and illustrated in his book

E. 500-750
375
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1281
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1281, Caribbean Mails10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Rich color, tied by quartered cork, "Columbus O. Oct. 27" circular datestamp on 1878 cover to Brownstone, Jamaica, Kingston transit, receiving backstamp, some overall cover wear, stamp with perf flaws at top left and at right, still Fine, scarce usage

E. 200-300
200
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1282
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1282, Caribbean Mails10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Rich color, tied by New York Foreign Mail style cancel (Ty. RE-L1) with "New York May 20" circular datestamp on blue folded cover inbound from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn N.Y., company handstamp at bottom indicates origin, St. Thomas circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, cover with few file folds incl. one ending in small tear, Fine and scarce, only nine covers are recorded in Weiss with this cancel

E. 500-750
400
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1283
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1283, Caribbean Mails5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 27, 1886" duplex on 5c entire to St. Kitts, British West Indies, receiving datestamp at left, Philadelphia and New York backstamps, Very Fine double-rate usage to a scarce destination

E. 200-300
300
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1284
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1284, Caribbean Mails1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Two horizontal pairs and single, tied by multiple strikes of "New York Sep. 4, 1889" duplex cancels on illustrated steamship office corner card cover to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, faint horizontal bend affects stamps, Very Fine appearance, scarce and attractive usage

E. 300-400
350
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1285
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1285, Caribbean Mails3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Bright color, choice centering, tied by perfect strike of N. York Steamship Jan. 2" circular datestamp on blue cover addressed to "Providence Rhode Island, United States of America", stamp with faint corner crease at top right from placement at edge of cover, appears Very Fine, attractive usage, probably from the Caribbean or South America

E. 150-200
160
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