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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1383
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1383, Mail to India2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, used with 24c Lilac (78) and tied by corks, "Newark N.J. Apr. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Moradabad, India, stamps also tied by red 1875 London transit, red "New York 24 Apr. 6" credit datestamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right, 24c tiny toned speck not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, scarce late usage of the 24c 1863 Issue on cover to India, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
1384
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1384, Mail to India24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Used with two 2c Red Brown (146), one s.e. at left, tied by bold cork cancels on cover with preprinted address to Calcutta, India, printed routing instructions Via Marseilles crossed out and endorsed "Via Germany and Brindisi", red "Boston Paid Oct. 23" and 1872 London transit, oval Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, cover with some overall wear, stamps with faults incl. small piece out at top of 24c, appears Fine, scarce usage, the Marseilles route was discontinued in November 1870, this is franked to pay the 28c rate by British Mails via Brindisi

E. 400-500
500
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1385
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1385, Mail to India2c Brown, 24c Purple, 30c Gray Black (153, 157, 165), 2c Brown, 24c Purple, 30c Gray Black (153, 157, 165)2c Brown, 24c Purple, 30c Gray Black (153, 157, 165). Tied by cork cancels and red "Boston Paid Apr. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Ahmednuggur, India, red crayon "48/2" credit, red "London 26 AP 75" transit, 24c stamp few faults, Very Fine appearance, scarce high-value franking paying double 28c rate to India, from the Bissell correspondence

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1386
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1386, Mail to India7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Horizontal strip of three and single, tied by blue cork, matching "Madison N.J. Oct. 11" circular datestamp on cover to Moradabad, India, Sea Post, Bombay and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left and missing part of side flap, small cover repair at top, stamps with some faint overall toning, Very Fine appearance, scarce usage

E. 500-750
750
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1387
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1387, Mail to India10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162), 10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162)10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162). Rich colors, tied by cork cancels, red "Boston Paid Apr. 1" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Ahmednuggur, India, red 1874 London transit also ties 12c, appropriate credits, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine usage from the Bissell correspondence

E. 300-400
375
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1388
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1388, Mail to India10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153), 10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153)10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153). 10c horizontal pair, tied by circular cork cancels, red "Boston Paid Mar. 20" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Ahmednuggur, India, red 1874 London transit also ties 10c stamps, red crayon credit indicates double-rate usage, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, barely reduced at top, 24c some trivial gum soaks and small tears at top, appears Fine, scarce usage from the Bissell correspondence

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1389
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1389, Mail to India6c Carmine, 30c Black (148, 154), 6c Carmine, 30c Black (148, 154)6c Carmine, 30c Black (148, 154). 30c horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges, red "Boston Jun. 18" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Ahmednuggur, India, endorsed "Via Southampton", red 1874 London transit, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear, Very Fine triple-rate usage from the Bissell correspondence

E. 750-1,000
950
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1390
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1390, Mail to India7c Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161), 7c Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161)7c Vermilion, 10c Brown (160, 161). Tied together by segmented cork cancels and red "New York Jan. 12" circular datestamp on 1876 cover to Ahmednuggur, India, paying the rare 17c German Mail rate, clear "Middletown N.Y. Jan. 9" cds, original enclosure from teacher at local college includes mention of Gaboon River mission in West Africa, 7c with small faults, Fine appearance, ex Gallagher

E. 500-750
475
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