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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to and From Turkey

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1391
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1391, Mail to and From Turkey5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Rich color, wide margins, tied by quartered cork and "Montrose Pa. Oct. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Beirut, Syria, attractive calligraphic address includes routing instructions "Via London", small tear at bottom of cover and few small cover toned spots of little consequence, Very Fine, rare usage, ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
600
1392
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1392, Mail to and From Turkey2c Brown, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (157, 158, 159), 2c Brown, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (157, 158, 159)2c Brown, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (157, 158, 159). 6c with part captured imprint at top, cancelled by quartered corks, "Middleborough Mass. Feb. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red "New York Paid All Feb. 27" transit datestamp, red "4" credit, "Kaiserlich Deutsches Postamt 19 3 No. 1" backstamp, 6c small tear at right, 2c and 6c small perf faults, otherwise Fine usage paying the 11c rate via North German Union Closed Mails

E. 300-400
190
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1393
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1393, Mail to and From Turkey2c Red Brown, 3c Blue Green, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 207, 210), 2c Red Brown, 3c Blue Green, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 207, 210)2c Red Brown, 3c Blue Green, 5c Yellow Brown (205, 207, 210). Attractively aligned at top right of cover and tied by "Boston Mass. Nov. 24, 1884" duplex datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, endorsed "Open Mail via London", red "British Post Office, Constantinople, DE 8, 1884" backstamp, 5c faint corner wrinkle at top right, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 200-300
225
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1394
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1394, Mail to and From Turkey2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Horizontal strip of three, few gum soaks, cancelled by corks, "Hillsborough Ill. Apr. 24, 1888" circular datestamp on marble and granite dealer's blue corner card cover to Constantinople, Turkey, marked due and with horizontal pair of Turkey 20pa Black, Postage Due, Imperforate (J36a) tied by June 16 double-circle datestamp, barely reduced at sides, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 500-750
800
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1395
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1395, Mail to and From Turkey1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Tied by well-struck diamond grid and used as forwarding postage on Turkey UPU Postal Reply card, cancelled by "Burssa, Turquie" double-circle datestamp, to Meriden Conn. and forwarded to Durham N.Y., Constantinople transit, some edgewear, Very Fine, attractive and rare usage, this is a legitimate non-philatelic usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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