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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1433
 
1c-90c 1870-88 Issues Off Cover. 28 stamps incl. Nos. 165, 217, 218, some better cancels incl. Clover on 3c and "E" on 15c, small faults, generally Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
225
1434
bl
1c-15c 1873-88 Issue Used Blocks. 22 used blocks of four or larger, incl. Nos. 179, 185, 186, 189, 209 (block of ten on piece), 215, some with heavy cancels and all have small faults, still Fine-Very Fine and very worthwhile for exhibition

E. 750-1,000
550
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1435
 
New York Foreign Mail Cancels Off Cover. Sixteen singles and nine pairs, range of denominations incl. 1c, 3c (four pairs), 6c (two pairs), two 24c, one 30c, others, no duplication of cancels among values, incl. some Geometrics, Stars, Shield on 15c, some stamps defective or reperfed, but selected by the owner for the clarity of the cancels, Very Fine group

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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1436
 
New York Foreign Mail Cancels Off Cover. 111 stamps (some in pairs), 1c to 90c values with clear strikes, wide range of types incl. 16 in red (on values from 6c to 30c), condition and centering of stamps varies, but all are exhibit-worthy and many are scarce to rare according to Weiss book, a fantastic nucleus for further expansion, retail value well over $8,000

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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1437
c
New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover. 33 covers, incl. 1c on postal card and values up to 10c (incl. three 7c), all carefully selected for strikes with many scarce types, almost all to England or Western Europe, a few domestic with NYFM-style cancels and one 6c with red N.Y. datestamp only, some with faults or file fold thru stamp, overall Fine-Very Fine, a great opportunity to augment an existing collection or kick-start a new one, enormous opportunity for profit by a retail or eBay seller

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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1438
c
New Orleans Fancy Cancellations. 20 covers, all with unusual cork cancels used at New Orleans during the Bank Note period, eleven to France or Germany with UPU rate paid by 5c Taylor or 2c/3c combination, others domestic incl. one to N.O. with cancel used to strike out ms. due marking, minor faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a desirable group of these distinctive cancels

E. 500-750
950
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1439
c
Fancy Cancels on Bank Note Issue Covers. 16 (plus two stamps), all clearly struck, several better designs incl. Salem Mass. Moon & Star, Worcester Mass. Shield, Pueblo Col. "OK", Petersburg Va. "3" in Propeller, Sharon Springs N.Y. Shield in blue, variety of Stars, few Chicago "Blues", some faults in stamps and covers to be expected, overall Fine and exhibit-worthy, retail value well over $1,000

E. 400-500
500
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1440
c
Bank Note Issue Domestic Covers. Approximately 100, wide range of issues and usages, incl. group of county/postmaster town markings, a couple mixed issue frankings with 3c 1869 and Black Jack, registered covers with colorful frankings, multiples, Valentines, No. 214 on large third-class envelope, some faults to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine, far above the average in terms of quality and character, a wonderful lot worth careful examination, enormous retail value

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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1441
c
Bank Note Issues to Foreign Destinations. 59 covers, wide range of issues incl. 1870-73, most to European countries (a few to Scandinavia and South America), treaty and UPU rates, the strength of this group is in the unusual combinations, advertising and other colorful features, incl. Nos. 148 & 152 tied by blue cancels on cover to Germany, Nos. 156 & 161 on Closed Mail Rate cover to Italy, legal-size to England with three No. 163, cigar ad to Germany, several 5c Taylors incl. No. 179 & 163 on legal-size Treasury Dept. imprint cover to England,, a picture-perfect cover to Switzerland with No. 189 (owner paid $275 in 1996), block of eight No. 209 tied by N.Y. Supplementary Mail duplex on large but exhibit-friendly cover to Italy, No. 214's to Sweden and Brazil, generally Fine-Very Fine with only minor faults, a fabulous core collection of Bank Note Issue foreign usages that would be costly to duplicate, both in dollars and time -- worth careful examination and a strong bid against at least $7,500 retail value

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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1442
c
Bank Note Issues to Foreign Destinations. 28 covers selected for unusual and scarce destinations, pre-UPU period incl. Japan (10c), Nova Scotia (6c), Chile (2c & 15c) and Costa Rica (10c), UPU period incl. Argentina, Burma, Colombia, Curacao (with Red D Line oval), Dutch Guiana, Egypt, Greece, Haiti, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico (10c with N.Y. Supplementary Mail duplex), Norway, Russia (2c Grant lettersheet), Senegal, Siam, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, a few non-UPU treaty rates incl. Cape of Good Hope (Nos. 205 & 209), New South Wales (legal-size with strip of four No. 208) and New Zealand with six No. 210, minor faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, an outstanding group of exotic usages, retail value well over $5,000

E. 3,000-4,000
2,200
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1443
c
Bank Note Issues on Registered Covers to Foreign Destinations. 22, a few early usages but most are 1880's with American 1879-88 Issues, beautiful combinations and frankings incl. No. 185 on 15c legal-size entire, No. 214, No. 205 block, No. 211 block, colorful array of markings and labels, destinations incl. Austria, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Nova Scotia, Italy, Switzerland, a few legal-size, minor faults but overall a Very Fine and highly exhibitable group, retail value well over $3,500

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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1444
c
Bank Note Issue Printed Matter Rates to Foreign Destinations. 15 wrappers or unsealed circular-rate covers with 1c or 2c frankings, countries incl. England, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, a few have minor faults or stains, generally Very Fine, scarce group with retail value over $2,000

E. 750-1,000
550
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1445
c
Bank Note Issues on Postal Cards to Foreign Destinations. Eight 1c postal cards with additional 1c or 2c frankings, destinations incl. Germany, Burma, Philippines, Egypt and Russia, a few small faults, generally Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

E. 400-500
275
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1446
c
Bank Note Issues on Forwarded Foreign Usage Covers. Seven, three with additional foreign stamps incl. No. 205 with G.B. -1/2p, No. 210 with Bavaria 10pf pair and another No. 210 with Norway 12-1/2c, others redirected with an array of markings incl. Nos. 156 & 159 to Germany, forwarded to Switzerland, No. 183 on wrapper to France, forwarded to Germany and Sweden, No. 179 to Germany and returned to U.S., No. 205 to France, forwarded to Greece, minor faults, Fine and very exhibit-worthy covers, retail value over $1,500

E. 750-1,000
550
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1447
c
7c 1870-73 Issue Covers (149, 160). 12 covers, all colorful and attractive usages, various combination frankings on registered covers, foreign usages incl. 7c & 15c to Peru, 3c & 7c to Austria, 7c on 3c entire to Switzerland, 2c & 7c on 3c entire to England, 1c & 7c to Belgium, minor faults, generally Fine and very attractive

E. 750-1,000
600
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1448
 
3c Vermilion (214). Old Economist Stamp Co. album containing large group of used singles and also block of four, assembled by Dr. Holland A. Davis (who wrote the monograph on the issue), range of cancels incl. towns, duplexes, others, mixed condition, still an interesting holding, accompanied by the monograph on the issue, Scott Retail in excess of $28,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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