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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Central and South American Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1258
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1258, Central and South American Mails1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (156, 158, 162), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (156, 158, 162)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (156, 158, 162). 12c horizontal pair, tied by segmented corks, "Washington Ga. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, red 1875 London transit, red "New York 1.10 Sep. 11" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, few trivial toned perf tips, Very Fine, colorful franking overpaying by 1c the 27c British Mail rate via England (the previous rate was 28c)

E. 750-1,000
850
1259
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1259, Central and South American Mails4c Blue Green, 5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205, 211), 4c Blue Green, 5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205, 211)4c Blue Green, 5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205, 211). Tied by New York registry ovals on registered 6c Red entire to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, neat strike of "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 10-17 1885" oval datestamp, receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear and toning around a few perf tips from gum, Very Fine, attractive and scarce franking with both 5c Blue and 5c Yellow Brown stamps

E. 500-750
800
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1260
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1260, Central and South American Mails2c Red Brown, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 210), 2c Red Brown, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 210)2c Red Brown, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 210). Horizontal strip of three of 5c, tied (between perfs) by neat cork handstamps, "Dover N.J. Jun. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Potosi, Bolivia, 1887 New York backstamp, few small edge repairs are barely noticeable, Very Fine, rare usage

E. 300-400
375
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1261
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1261, Central and South American Mails10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Rich color, cancelled by grid on 10c Brown entire with "Oxford Mass. Oct. 22" circular datestamp to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, red 1877 London transit ties stamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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1262
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1262, Central and South American Mails1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 30c Gray Black (156, 158, 165), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 30c Gray Black (156, 158, 165)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 30c Gray Black (156, 158, 165). Bright colors, tied by "New-York Mar. 31" duplex cancels on folded cover to Valparaiso, Chile, red New York 1879 binocular 24c credit datestamp, bold "20" due marking, receiving backstamp, trivial toning around perfs from gum, Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking, sender's "Via Panama" route instructions, but sent by American and British Packet via Colon

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1263
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1263, Central and South American Mails3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161), 3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161)3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161). 3c s.e. at right, tied by "New-York Oct. 29" duplex cancels on 1878 folded letter to Bogota, Colombia, red New York binocular 8c credit datestamp, faint file folds affect stamps, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
400
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1264
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1264, Central and South American Mails15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Bright color, tied by segmented cork, red "Boston Paid Dec. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Falkland Islands, red London transit, Falkland Islands receiving datestamp, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, exceedingly rare pre-UPU usage to the Falklands

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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1265
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1265, Central and South American Mails5c Indigo, 10c Brown (209, 216), 5c Indigo, 10c Brown (209, 216)5c Indigo, 10c Brown (209, 216). Tied by bold cork cancels, "Milwaukee Wis. N.W. Sta. Apr. 22" circular datestamp on registered cover to the U.S. Consul at Cayenne, French Guiana, neat strike of French packet marking also ties 5c stamp, various backstamps incl. New York, St. Thomas, Martinique and Cayenne, address crossed out and ms. "decede", then sent to the Dead Letter Office with purple "D.L.O. Record No." handstamp, additional purple oval "Registry Branch Correct Jul. 6, 1889 P.O. Dept. Dead Letter Office" backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, fantastic usage, this destination is rarely seen on U.S. covers, even during the Bank Note Issue period

E. 500-750
800
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1266
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1266, Central and South American Mails3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 179), 3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 179)3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 179). 5c horizontal pair, tied by "New York Mar. 30" duplex datestamp on cover to Nicaragua, 1877 Colon transit, red "8" crayon credit, 3c defective, small repair at bottom of cover, otherwise Fine usage to a scarce destination

E. 500-750
550
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1267
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1267, Central and South American Mails2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Tied by bold strike of "New York A" oval handstamp on 1c Blue wrapper to Ascuncion, Paraguay, endorsed in ms. "Via Direct Brazil", Very Fine and rare, ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
325
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1268
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1268, Central and South American Mails5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Rich color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EP13), "New York Feb. 9 Due 14 U.S. Currency" depreciated currency datestamp on blue cover from Peru to Marblehead Mass., Peruvian postage paid by Peru, 1868, 1d Green (14) tied by numeral grid, "Callao JA 14 76" backstamp, Panama three-line transit handstamp, "12" due marking, slight edgewear

VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE AND RARE PERU AND UNITED STATES 5-CENT TAYLOR MIXED-FRANKING COVER.

The rate from Peru to the U.S. was 17c by American Packet, then British Packet via Colon. This cover apparently went via Panama, a route that had been discontinued after Dec. 1871, and was likely carried by American Packet the entire trip.

Ex Robertson. With 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
14,000
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1269
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1269, Central and South American Mails2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150), 2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150)2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150). Horizontal pair of 2c, used with horizontal pair of 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), cancelled by small corks, "Portchester N.Y. Nov. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 24 Nov. 4" credit datestamp, 10c tiny perf flaw at top

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE MIXED-ISSUE FRANKING OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND 2-CENT AND 10-CENT BANK NOTE ISSUES ON A DOUBLE-RATE COVER TO PERU.

The rate to Peru was 22c, via American Packet, then British Packet via Panama.

With 1960 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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1270
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1270, Central and South American Mails10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair used with 2c Black, F Grill (93), tied by grids, underinked strike of Maine circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Callao, Peru, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 4" credit datestamp, Fine, unusual combination usage

E. 400-500
350
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1271
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1271, Central and South American Mails1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (145-147, 151), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (145-147, 151)1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (145-147, 151). Two 1c and pair of 3c, tied by targets, indistinct circular datestamp on cover to Pacasmayo, Peru, red "New York 12 Apr. 25" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, small piece out of back at center, 12c faint crease at top, appears Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking for 22c rate

E. 400-500
375
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1272
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1272, Central and South American Mails10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151), 10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151)10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151). Each tied by neat strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-M8) on cover with printed address to Lima, Peru, red "New 12 York Mar. 22" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, 1873 docketing, missing top flap, small cover edge tear at top right, otherwise Very Fine strikes of this rare NYFM cancel, ex Van Vlissingen and with his note on back "This is a previously unlisted New York Foreign Mail type that should be added to next addition of New York Foreign Mail Plates"

E. 400-500
2,000
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1273
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1273, Central and South American Mails2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150), 2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150)2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150). Two 10c, tied by circle of V's on cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 12 Aug. 5" circular datestamp, with original 1870-dated contents, stamps with few faults incl. 2c torn on opening, still appears Fine, attractive early usage paying the 22c rate by American Packet and then British Packet via Panama

E. 200-300
170
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1274
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1274, Central and South American Mails2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178), 2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178)2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178). Tied by "New-York Sep. 29" duplex cancels on 1877 folded cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 12 Sep. 29" credit datestamp, endorsed "Str. Crescent City via Panama", back of cover with vertical pair of Peru 5c Vermilion Postage Due (J2) placed across flap (one torn on opening), tied by "Lima 17 OC 77" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine, colorful and scarce usage, the Peru Postage Due design features the ship used for the 12c 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1275
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1275, Central and South American Mails2c Green, 3c Blue Green (207, 213), 2c Green, 3c Blue Green (207, 213)2c Green, 3c Blue Green (207, 213). Tied by "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 9 20 1889" oval datestamps on registered 30c Red Brown on Oriental Buff entire (U338) to Montevideo, Uruguay, endorsed "Via England", slightly reduced at left, some slight wear causing small faults to stamps, Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1276
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1276, Central and South American Mails2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown ((146, 148, 150), 2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown ((146, 148, 150)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown ((146, 148, 150). Tied by quartered cork cancels and "New York Aug. 23" circular datestamp on 1871 folded cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, red "N. York U.S. Pkt. Aug. 23 8" credit datestamp, fresh and Fine, colorful usage

E. 500-750
850
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1277
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1277, Central and South American Mails3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185), 3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185)3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185). 5c horizontal pair, tied by corks, "Wilmington Del. Dec. 1" circular datestamp on orange 1879 cover to Venezuela, New York and St. Thomas backstamps, red crayon "40" centimes credit, trivial cover soiling, Very Fine, scarce usage by American Packet to St. Thomas, then by British Packet to destination

E. 400-500
450
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