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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Domestic Registered Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1108
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1108, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Used with vertical strip of three of 5c F Grill (95), tied by grids, "Fort Gaines Ga. Feb. 8" circular datestamp and "Registered" straightline on orange cover to Ga., top 5c few faults, some cover edgewear incl. tear at bottom, appears Fine, rare combination usage with the 5c F Grill

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
1109
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1109, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Horizontal pair, used with 12c Black, E Grill (90), tied by targets, "East Randolph Ms. Apr. 14" circular datestamp on registered medicine dealer's corner card cover to Chelsea Mass., slightly reduced at right, stamps with few small faults, appears Fine, attractive and scarce, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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1110
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1110, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Bright color, used with 15c Black, F Grill (98) and cancelled by grids, "Medfield Ms. Apr. 11" circular datestamp on registered cover to Rochester Vt., some cover soiling, few slightly toned perf tips from gum, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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1111
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1111, Domestic Registered Mail2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine (146, 148), 2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine (146, 148)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine (146, 148). Used with 10c Green, F. Grill (96), tied by targets, "Grantsville Mo. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on registered cover to Alfred Me., fresh and Very Fine, unusual and scarce combination

E. 200-300
450
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1112
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1112, Domestic Registered Mail6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Deep rich color, used with 12c Black, F Grill (97), tied by targets, "Charlotte Va. Sep. 22" circular datestamp on orange registered cover to Raisin Center Mich., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, rare combination of issues

E. 300-400
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1113
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1113, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green, 15c Orange (147, 152), 3c Green, 15c Orange (147, 152)3c Green, 15c Orange (147, 152). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114) on registered 3c Pink entire to Nashua N.H., stamps tied by cork, "Boston Registered Apr. 3" circular datestamp, Very Fine and colorful mixed-issue franking, ex Albert

E. 300-400
1,300
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1114
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1114, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Rich color, used with 12c Green (117), perfs in, on 3c Green entire (U83), tied by unusual two-bar grid, "Salisbury Mo. Apr. 11" circular datestamp, registered usage to Braintree Vt., second strike of cds on flaps and traces of wax seals, Very Fine, unusual mixed-issue franking for 3c rate plus 15c registry fee, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,300
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1115
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1115, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Bright color, used with 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), cancelled by neat targets, "Prairie Du Rocher Ill. Apr. 9" circular datestamp on orange registered cover to Alfred Me., cover with trivial scuffs not affecting stamps, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 500-750
1,100
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1116
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1116, Domestic Registered Mail1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (145, 147, 149), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (145, 147, 149)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 7c Vermilion (145, 147, 149). Two 7c, tied by segmented corks on registered cover to New York, left 7c shows what may be a few grill points at bottom right (you decide), Very Fine, colorful franking

E. 200-300
300
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1117
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1117, Domestic Registered Mail3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (147, 151), 3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (147, 151)3c Green, 12c Dull Violet (147, 151). Rich colors, tied by targets on 3c Green entire (U82), "Hopewell Academy Mo. Jun. 6" circular datestamp, registered usage to Alfred Me., fresh and Very Fine, colorful and attractive cover

E. 200-300
375
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1118
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1118, Domestic Registered Mail6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152), 6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152)6c Carmine, 15c Bright Orange (148, 152). Bright colors, tied by well-struck Maltese Cross cancels, "Albany N.Y. Registered Sep. 2" circular datestamp on orange 1872 registered cover to New York City, with original enclosure, 6c faint crease, Very Fine appearance, attractive double-rate registered usage

E. 200-300
300
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1119
 
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1119, Domestic Registered Mail24c Purple, 30c Black, 90c Carmine (153-155), 24c Purple, 30c Black, 90c Carmine (153-155)24c Purple, 30c Black, 90c Carmine (153-155). Two 90c, used with 3c Green (147), tied by cork cancels on large piece of registered cover front to Fort Duncan Tex., indistinct strike of red "New York Registered Sep. 6" circular datestamp, 3c and 24c stamps very defective, but overall presentable

A FINE APPEARING AND RARE COMBINATION OF THE THREE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE HIGH VALUES.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1120
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1120, Domestic Registered Mail2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158), 2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158)2c Brown, 3c Green (157, 158). 2c block of four, tied by segmented cork cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Registered Aug. 26" circular datestamp on registered yellow cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, scarce block on cover

E. 300-400
450
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1121
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1121, Domestic Registered Mail1c Ultramarine, 6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (156, 159, 160), 1c Ultramarine, 6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (156, 159, 160)1c Ultramarine, 6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (156, 159, 160). Tied by cork cancels, "Empire City Nev. May 8" circular datestamp on yellow registered cover to Jersey City N.J., various ms. registry markings, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 300-400
350
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1122
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1122, Domestic Registered Mail6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (159, 160), 6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (159, 160)6c Dull Pink, 7c Orange Vermilion (159, 160). Bright colors, tied by "B" initial cancel, "Butler Ill. Mar. 30" circular datestamp on registered cover addressed in blue to Germantown Kan., Very Fine and extremely attractive

E. 200-300
300
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1123
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1123, Domestic Registered Mail2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160), 2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160)2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160). Horizontal pair of 7c, tied by cork killers, "Reading Pa. Dec. 23" circular datestamp on brown registered cover to New Haven Conn., fresh and Fine

E. 200-300
225
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1124
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1124, Domestic Registered Mail15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Used with 3c Red, F. Grill, Double Grill (94 var), tied by grids, matching "Orono Me. Oct. 21" circular datestamp on registered cover to Bradford Me., slightly reduced at right barely affecting a few perfs of 3c stamp, otherwise Very Fine and unusual combination, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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1125
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1125, Domestic Registered Mail2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178), 2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178)2c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 178). 2c horizontal pair, tied by bold targets, "Canandaigua N.Y. Dec. 16" circular datestamp on registered cover to Philadelphia, purple 1878 backstamp, Very Fine, colorful and attractive usage

E. 200-300
275
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1126
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1126, Domestic Registered Mail2c Brown, 6c Dull Pink, 30c Gray Black (157, 159, 165), 2c Brown, 6c Dull Pink, 30c Gray Black (157, 159, 165)2c Brown, 6c Dull Pink, 30c Gray Black (157, 159, 165). Incl. two 6c, tied by large grids, red "New York Registered Jun. 5" circular datestamp on oversize registered cover to Raleigh N.C., reduced at sides, one 6c tiny perf tear at bottom right, Very Fine, scarce high franking on a domestic cover

E. 750-1,000
850
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1127
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1127, Domestic Registered Mail1c Ultramarine, 3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 212, 214), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 212, 214)1c Ultramarine, 3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 212, 214). Tied by New York registry ovals on registered cover to famed stamp collector George Worthington, in Cleveland O., purple "New York N.Y. Apr. 18, 1889" boxed datestamp, some edgewear affects stamps, still Fine, colorful franking with 3c Vermilion

E. 200-300
225
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1128
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1128, Domestic Registered Mail90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Used with 1c Gray Blue, 3c Blue Green (206, 207), 3c horizontal pair, tied by "New York Reg." oval cancels on oversize registered courthouse cover to Pittsburgh Tex., purple "New York N.Y. Apr. 23, 1883" boxed registry datestamp, wax seal and string intact, official docketing indicates when it was received in New York, when it was opened, and also signed by witnesses, slightly reduced at sides from opening, minor cover wear, 90c corner crease at top left, other stamps slightly affected by wrinkling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE DOMESTIC USAGE OF THE 90-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

We have only offered one other cover bearing Scott 191 since keeping computerized records, a registered usage to Rio de Janeiro.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,500
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1129
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1129, Domestic Registered Mail10c Brown, 30c Orange Brown, 90c Purple (209, 217, 218), 10c Brown, 30c Orange Brown, 90c Purple (209, 217, 218)10c Brown, 30c Orange Brown, 90c Purple (209, 217, 218). Tied by "Boston Mass." oval cancels on registered courthouse cover to St. Paul Minn., purple Feb. 3, 1889 boxed registry datestamp, official docketing, 30c minor fault from placement near gromet, 90c small tear at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE HIGH-VALUE FRANKING, CONTAINING BOTH THE 30-CENT AND 90-CENT DENOMINATIONS OF THE 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

The $1.30 postage on this cover pays the 60x 2c rate (30 oz.) and 10c registry fee.

E. 5,000-7,500
3,500
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