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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Scandinavia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1371
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1371, Mail to Scandinavia3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150), 3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150)3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150). Bright colors, tied by quartered corks, "Bangor Me. Apr. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New York Paid All Apr. 12" circular datestamp, various red credit handstamps, 1871 docketing at top, missing top flap, 3c corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine usage to a scarce destination

E. 400-500
325
1372
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1372, Mail to Scandinavia3c Green, 24c Purple (147, 153), 3c Green, 24c Purple (147, 153)3c Green, 24c Purple (147, 153). Tied by circle of wedges, 3c tied by red "Boston Paid All Direct Mar. 31" circular datestamp on 1871 architect's corner card cover addressed in purple to Silkeborg, Denmark, endorsed "via Hamburg", red "Bremen Franco" framed transit datestamp and "Weiterfr 1 Sgr" credit handstamp, barely reduced at top and missing top flap, few edge tears at top, 24c light crease at top left, Very Fine, scarce 24c usage for the double 13c NGU rate to Copenhagen via Bremen

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1373
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1373, Mail to Scandinavia5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Horizontal pair and single, latter s.e. at right, used on 5c entire (U172) and cancelled by red New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-G16), matching "New York Registered Feb. 10" circular datestamp also ties stamps, to Copenhagen, Denmark, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, rare New York Foreign Mail cancel, only one is recorded in Weiss, the date on this cover is more consistent with this type than any other, ex White and Knapp

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1374
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1374, Mail to Scandinavia3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Tied by "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Sep. 13, 1882" duplex and used as forwarding postage on cover from Denmark, originating postage paid by Denmark, 4o and two 8o (26, 28), tied by bold strikes of "Copenhagen 27/8" circular datestamps, addressed to Poughkeepsie N.Y. and forwarded to N.Y. City, transit backstamps, Very Fine, colorful and rare usage, with 1989 Nielsen certificate

E. 500-750
700
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1375
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1375, Mail to Scandinavia1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213)1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213). Rich colors, tied by quartered corks, "Beaumont Tex. Jan. 30, 1889" circular datestamp on 2c entire to Kuopio, Finland, receiving datestamp at left, New York backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, unusual franking to a scarce destination

E. 500-750
425
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1376
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1376, Mail to Scandinavia1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Tied by blue target on 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (UX5) to Reykjavik, Iceland, matching "Minneapolis Minn. Oct. 17" circular datestamp, red transit circular datestamp also ties stamp, 1877 transit and receiving backstamps, few lightly toned perfs, Very Fine usage to a scarce destination

E. 400-500
750
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1377
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1377, Mail to Scandinavia2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Two, tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Sep. 29, 1887" duplexes on 2c entire to Reykjavik, Iceland, endorsed "Via Copenhagen", New York and receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, mail from the U.S. to Iceland is rare, even in the UPU period

E. 500-750
600
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1378
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1378, Mail to Scandinavia2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Two, used with 12c Green (117) and cancelled by magenta penstrokes with matching "Shabbona Ill. Sept. 5, 1870" ms. pmk. on orange cover to Norway, red "New York 5 Sep. 8" credit datestamp, stamps also tied by red "Wfco. 2" transit handstamp, stamps with small faults, cover with some repaired edge faults and overall soiling, still Fine, rare usage presumably overpaying the 15c NGU rate

E. 500-750
275
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1379
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1379, Mail to Scandinavia10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Bright color, score mark at top left, cancelled by cork, "Sacramento Cal. Jul." double-circle datestamp struck partly off of light green cover to Christiania, Norway, red "New York Paid All Ger. Transit Jul. 17" and 1873 receiving circular datestamps, Fine usage paying the 10c rate via North German Union direct mails

E. 200-300
160
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1380
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1380, Mail to Scandinavia2c Red Brown, 10c Brown, Grill (135, 139), 2c Red Brown, 10c Brown, Grill (135, 139)2c Red Brown, 10c Brown, Grill (135, 139). H. Grill, two 2c tied slightly overlapping by New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-G37), red "New York Aug. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Gothenburg, Sweden, endorsed "Via England" and with 1870 London transit also tying 10c, red "3d" credit, minor edgewear incl. small nick out at top of cover, Very Fine, rare usage of the 2c and 10c grilled Bank Note issues on a cover to Sweden, ex Schuh and Klein, with 1957 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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1381
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1381, Mail to Scandinavia2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150), 2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150)2c Red Brown, 10c Brown (146, 150). 2c horizontal pair, tied by bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-C3) on 1870 cover to Sweden, red "New York Paid All Direct Br. Transit Jul. " circular datestamp on back, pair also tied by red boxed "Bremen Franco" handstamp, red "4" credit, receiving backstamp, small faults, Fine and rare, this is the earliest usage of the seven covers recorded in Weiss, who also does not record any off-cover multiples with this cancel

E. 500-750
400
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1382
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1382, Mail to Scandinavia1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Two, tied by large grid on Jan. 4, 1876 Philadelphia Freight Circular to Sweden, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
180
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