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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Germany

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1312
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1312, Mail to Germany2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Bright color, used with 5c F Grill (95) on 3c Green entire (U84), cancelled by red handstamp, matching "Bryan O. Oct. 2" circular datestamp and used to Wurttemberg, Germany, indistinct strike of red New York datestamp, 2c with few slightly toned perfs, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination usage paying the 10c rate via North German Union closed mails

E. 500-750
1,100
1313
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1313, Mail to Germany3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Three, used with 1c Buff (112), slightly overlapping, tied by target cancels and "Pennington N.J. Sep. 9" double-circle datestamp on cover to Dresden, Saxony, red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
900
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1314
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1314, Mail to Germany10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, well-defined grill, tied by red cork, matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 15" circular datestamp on tobacco and cigar dealer's corner card cover to Prussia, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 16" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
350
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1315
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1315, Mail to Germany3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Some faults, used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (113), cancelled by targets, "Dayton Ill. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on orange cover to Saxony, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Jan. 20" circular datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp also ties pair, left 2c stamp tiny corner crease, cover soiled, appears Fine, scarce combination usage, with 1982 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
400
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1316
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1316, Mail to Germany2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). Horizontal pair of 2c, tied by neat strikes of circle of wedges, red "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 14" circular datestamp on 1870 orange cover to Bavaria, Germany, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine usage paying the 7c NGU rate via Bremen or Hamburg

E. 300-400
225
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1317
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1317, Mail to Germany7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Bright color, perfectly centered, tied by quartered cork, "Alton Ill. May 27" circular datestamp on buff cover to Ensheim, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jun. 4" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, stamp with faint bend at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, an attractive cover

E. 150-200
150
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1318
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1318, Mail to Germany1c Ultramarine, 12c Dull Violet (145, 151), 1c Ultramarine, 12c Dull Violet (145, 151)1c Ultramarine, 12c Dull Violet (145, 151). Two 1c, tied by quartered corks and "Peoria Ill. Dec. 12" circular datestamp on orange cover to Leipzig, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 18" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp fresh and Very Fine double-rate usage

E. 300-400
200
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1319
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1319, Mail to Germany6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Two covers, each with single and addressed to Germany, first with "Lincoln Neb. Apr. 14" circular datestamp on yellow cover with large boxed "Insufficiently Prepaid" handstamp , blue "80" crayon rate (double rate), other with "Newark N.J. Feb. 13" circular datestamp and "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp, blue "40" crayon rating (single rate), some wear, still Fine and highly exhibitable pair of underpaid covers

E. 300-400
375
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1320
 
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1320, Mail to Germany2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Horizontal pair, cancelled by neat Leaf cancels, indistinct circular datestamp on large part of wrapper to Fulda, Germany and forwarded, forwarding postage paid by North German Confederation, -1/3gr Green (14), tied by "Fulda 20 8 1870" circular datestamp, red "Paid All", overall wear, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
275
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1321
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1321, Mail to Germany1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, tied by neat strike of segmented cork on 1c Blue on Orange entire (U116) to Wurttemberg, Germany, 1878 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine circular-rate usage

E. 150-200
130
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1322
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1322, Mail to Germany1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Rich color, centered to right, cancelled by purple Star fancy cancel, matching "Stony Point No. Car. 11-25-1881" circular datestamp with part of day in pencil, second strike cancels 1c entire to Cassel, Germany, 1881 receiving backstamp, Fine, lovely printed matter usage

E. 200-300
325
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1323
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1323, Mail to Germany2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Radiant color, used with 3c Ultramarine (114) and tied by "New York Dec. 15, 1880" duplex on cover to Dresden, Germany, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce combination for U.P.U. rate

E. 300-400
1,900
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1324
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1324, Mail to Germany1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (156, 158). Tied by "1" in ovals on registered 10c Brown entire (U91) to Prussia, red Seebeck stamp dealer's handstamp at left, red "New York Registered Jan. 16" double-circle datestamp, some slight wear incl. few toned perf tips not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, colorful usage, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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1325
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1325, Mail to Germany1c Dark Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (182, 184, 187), 1c Dark Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (182, 184, 187)1c Dark Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (182, 184, 187). Tied by New York registry ovals on registered wrapper to Dresden, Germany, purple "Registered May 5, 1882 New York P.O." boxed datestamp, German registry label affixed over 1c stamp, some overall wear, Very Fine, colorful and scarce usage, ex Banchik

E. 200-300
250
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1326
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1326, Mail to Germany3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185), 3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185)3c Green, 5c Blue (184, 185). 5c horizontal pair, tied by targets on registered wrapper to Dresden, Germany, purple "Registered Mar. 8, 1882 Branch D New York P.O." boxed datestamp, ms. "Registered Third Class Matter" at top right, receiving backstamp, light file folds away from stamps, Very Fine, scarce third-class registered usage

E. 400-500
550
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1327
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1327, Mail to Germany1c Dark Ultramarine, 15c Red Orange (182, 189), 1c Dark Ultramarine, 15c Red Orange (182, 189)1c Dark Ultramarine, 15c Red Orange (182, 189). Tied by "New York D" ovals on registered 4c Green entire (U250) to Leipzig, Germany, stamps also tied by registry label, blue "Registered, Aug. 17, 1886 Branch D New York P.O." boxed handstamp, various backstamps, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1328
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1328, Mail to Germany1c Ultramarine, 30c Full Black (190, 212), 1c Ultramarine, 30c Full Black (190, 212)1c Ultramarine, 30c Full Black (190, 212). Tied by "Baltimore Md. Reg." oval handstamp on legal-size registered 4c entire to Leipzig, Germany, red "Registered Nov. 27, 1888 Baltimore Md." three-line datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, light vertical file fold at left well clear of stamps, 1c stamp with traces of toning, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
325
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1329
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1329, Mail to Germany3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 214), 3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 214)3c Vermilion, 10c Brown (209, 214). 3c horizontal pair, tied by bold strikes of "New York A" ovals on registered 4c entire to Berlin, Germany, purple "Registered Feb. 18, 1890 Branch P.O. Station A New York P.O." boxed datestamp on back, minor edgewear incl. 10c toned perfs at top left, otherwise Very Fine, attractive franking

E. 300-400
375
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1330
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1330, Mail to Germany3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215), 3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215)3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215). 3c horizontal pair, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Sep. 25, 1889" duplexes on 5c Blue entire (U330) to Hannover, Germany, ms., "Via England", receiving backstamp, some slight edge wear, Fine and colorful usage

E. 200-300
425
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1331
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1331, Mail to Germany4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Horizontal strip of three, intense color, tied by "New York K" ovals on registered 3c Green Centennial entire to Kulmbach, Germany, purple "Registered Aug. 28, 1889 Branch K New York P.O." boxed datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage

E. 300-400
550
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1332
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1332, Mail to Germany2c Green, 4c Carmine, 5c Indigo (213, 215, 216), 2c Green, 4c Carmine, 5c Indigo (213, 215, 216)2c Green, 4c Carmine, 5c Indigo (213, 215, 216). 2c vertical pair, tied by "Louisville Ky. Jul. 5, 1889" duplexes on 2c entire to Hannover, Germany, transit and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right, 2c stamps slight overall toning, Very Fine, scarce franking

E. 200-300
400
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1333
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1333, Mail to Germany2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Two, used on separate 3c Green and 3c Red Centennial entires (U218, U219) to Germany, former with stamp tied by large NYFM-style circle of wedges and red "New York Jun. 24" circular datestamp, other tied by "Cleveland O. Oct. 16 10AM" duplex, red "New York Br. Transit" datestamp, minor faults, Very Fine and lovely matching pair

E. 200-300
325
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1334
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1334, Mail to Germany5c Indigo, 15c Red Orange (189, 216), 5c Indigo, 15c Red Orange (189, 216)5c Indigo, 15c Red Orange (189, 216). Tied by "New York Apr. 11, 1890" duplex cancels on cover with printed address to Berlin, Germany, 1890 receiving backstamp, minor wear, Very Fine quadruple-rate usage

E. 200-300
200
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1335
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1335, Mail to Germany2c Vermilion, 6c Dull Pink (159, 178), 2c Vermilion, 6c Dull Pink (159, 178)2c Vermilion, 6c Dull Pink (159, 178). Tied by large segmented corks on legal-size registered 12c Reay entire (U94), similarly cancelled, to Germany, blue "Registered Nov. 1?, 1878 New York P.O." three-line handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, 2c some oxidation, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1336
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1336, Mail to Germany1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Defective, tied by segmented cork on 24c Purple entire (U201), "Brownsville Tex. May 11" circular datestamp to Dresden, Germany, 1888 company handstamp, receiving backstamp, expertly cleaned and repaired, Fine appearance, scarce usage of this entire which is unpriced as used in Scott

E. 500-750
700
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1337
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1337, Mail to Germany5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Tied by cork on legal-size registered 30c Black entire (U204), similarly cancelled, to Mainz, Germany, blue "Registered Jun. 8, 1878 New York, N.Y." three-line handstamp, small piece out of stamp at top, sealed cover tear at left, expert repair in address, appears Fine, scarce registered usage

E. 300-400
275
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