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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to other European Destinations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1338
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1338, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147)2c Red Brown, 3c Green (146, 147). Horizontal pair of 3c, used with 2c Black, E. Grill (87), cancelled by cork, "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on orange cover to Vienna Austria, red New York transit, 1870 receiving backstamp, slight edgewear and few perf faults on Black Jack, otherwise Very Fine and extremely scarce combination usage

E. 500-750
400
1339
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1339, Mail to other European Destinations10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154), 10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154)10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154). Tied by circle of V's, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 5" circular datestamp on orange legal-size cover to Mauthen, Austria, transit and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, few cover scuffs, vertical file fold well away from stamps, Fine, scarce franking

E. 750-1,000
0
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1340
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1340, Mail to other European Destinations2c Vermilion, 5c Blue, 10c Brown (161, 178, 179), 2c Vermilion, 5c Blue, 10c Brown (161, 178, 179)2c Vermilion, 5c Blue, 10c Brown (161, 178, 179). Tied by red targets, matching "La Crosse Wis. Registered Aug. 12, 1878" circular datestamp on 3c Green entire (U63), similarly cancelled, to Vienna, Austria, receiving backstamp, 2c slight oxidation, Very Fine, colorful and scarce usage

E. 200-300
550
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1341
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1341, Mail to other European Destinations1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Tied by "Cleveland O. 1" oval handstamp on wrapper to Paris, France and forwarded to Tyrol, Austria, postage due paid by Austria 2kr Brown, Newspaper Tax (PR6), tied by "Toblach 12 8 87" datestamp, some wrinkling, small perf flaw at bottom of 1c stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce combination usage on a wrapper

E. 200-300
225
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1342
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1342, Mail to other European Destinations5c Indigo, 30c Orange Brown (216, 217), 5c Indigo, 30c Orange Brown (216, 217)5c Indigo, 30c Orange Brown (216, 217). Tied by grids on oversize registered cover to Prague, Austria, purple "Registered May 2, 1890" three-line datestamp, New York registry label, various backstamps, 5c tiny corner crease at top left, Very Fine

E. 400-500
170
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1343
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1343, Mail to other European Destinations24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Radiant color, tied by bold circle of V's cancel, "Washington D.C. Sep. 11" circular datestamp on cover to Brussels, Belgium, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Feb. 18" datestamp, 1874 docketing, missing top flap, tiny cover repair at top center, otherwise Very Fine, single usages of the 24c are very rare, especially to Belgium, there was an 8c rate in effect at this time, so this is presumably a triple rate, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1344
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1344, Mail to other European Destinations6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Cancelled by quartered cork, matching "Portland Me. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on cover to Belgium, neat "Boston Unpaid Br. Transit Nov. 17" circular datestamp and "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp, 1874 London transit, ms. "Adresse incomplete", some overall wear, still Fine and unusual usage

E. 150-200
250
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1345
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1345, Mail to other European Destinations1c-15c 1879-88 Issues (186, 189, 212, 214, 216), 1c-15c 1879-88 Issues (186, 189, 212, 214, 216)1c-15c 1879-88 Issues (186, 189, 212, 214, 216). Five different cancelled or tied by grids on legal-size registered 10c Brown entire to Banjaluka, Bosnia, purple "Registered Jul. 23, 1888, Savannah Ga." three-line handstamp, New York registry label also ties two stamps, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at left, few trivial toned perfs, Very Fine, colorful and rare franking, we cannot recall seeing another Bank Note cover to Bosnia

E. 400-500
1,200
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1346
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1346, Mail to other European Destinations1c Ultramarine, 4c Blue Green (211, 212), 1c Ultramarine, 4c Blue Green (211, 212)1c Ultramarine, 4c Blue Green (211, 212). 1c s.e. at left, tied by quartered corks and "Greenville Pa. Dec. 21" circular datestamp on illustrated hotel corner card cover to Budapest, Hungary, 1887 transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, attractive usage to a scarce destination

E. 200-300
375
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1347
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1347, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150)2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150). Four 10c, one s.e. at left, tied by New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-W1a) on 1872 folded cover to Athens, Greece, red "New York Paid All Jan. 24" circular datestamp, various transits and rate markings, minor edge wear, light horizontal file fold affects one 10c stamp, Very Fine appearance, rare and colorful triple-rate usage to Greece

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1348
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1348, Mail to other European Destinations12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color, tied by New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-MP3) on 3c Green entire (U82) to Athens, Greece, red "New York Paid All Apr. ?" (1874) circular datestamp, New York, Trieste and receiving backstamps, red crayon "8" credit and "P.D." handstamp, few toned perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO GREECE WITH ELABORATE NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL STAR CANCEL.

With P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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1349
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1349, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Horizontal pair, used with 10c Yellow (116) and tied by New York Foreign Mail circle of V's cancel (probably Ty. TR-W4e), red "New York 4 Sep. 21" credit datestamp on cover to Rome, Italy and forwarded to Albaino, Italy, red credit and "P.D." handstamp, 1870 backstamps

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION OF THE 2-CENT BANK NOTE ISSUE AND THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON COVER TO ITALY.

The 14c postage paid the rate to Italy via North German Union Closed Mail, which was effective starting July 1870.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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1350
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1350, Mail to other European Destinations10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), tied by segmented cork, red "New York Paid All Oct. 8" circular datestamp on blue cover with printed address to Genoa, Italy, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, rare usage, ex Krug and Patrick Henry

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1351
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1351, Mail to other European Destinations7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Rich color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-8P5) on 1875 cover to Naples, Italy, "New York Br. Transit Jan. 14" backstamp, clearly-struck "Insufficiently Prepaid" handstamp, various crayon ratings and Italy 10c and 40c Postage Dues (J6, J9) tied by grids, fresh and Very Fine, pretty and scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1352
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1352, Mail to other European Destinations2c 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 corks and by "Philad'a Aug. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Rome, Italy and forwarded within Italy, red New York transit datestamp, endorsed " By Prussian Closed Mail", boxed "P.D." handstamps, 1871 backstamps, Very Fine usage paying the 14c NGU rate

E. 200-300
225
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1353
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1353, Mail to other European Destinations10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, tied by quartered cork, "New Orleans La. May 9" circular datestamp on 1873 folded letter to Genoa, Italy, sender's handstamp at bottom left, red "New York Paid All May 14" circular datestamp, appropriate backstamps, some toning around perfs, horizontal file fold, Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
160
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1354
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1354, Mail to other European Destinations6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151), 6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151)6c Carmine, 12c Dull Violet (148, 151). 12c few short perfs at top, tied by blue cork cancels, matching "Los Angelos Cal. May 1" circular datestamp on registered cover to Treviso, Italy, endorsed "Per closed mail via England", docketing at top of 6c stamp, 1873 transit and receiving backstamps, missing most of top flap, Fine, a scarce early registered usage to Italy

E. 400-500
200
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1355
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1355, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown, 15c Bright Orange (146, 152), 2c Red Brown, 15c Bright Orange (146, 152)2c Red Brown, 15c Bright Orange (146, 152). S.e. at left, used on 3c Green entire (U83) and cancelled by corks, red "New York Paid All Jan. 23" circular datestamp, to Rome, Italy, 1873 receiving backstamp, 2c single pulled perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Fine, colorful double-rate usage, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
180
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1356
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1356, Mail to other European Destinations1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (156, 158, 159), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (156, 158, 159)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 6c Dull Pink (156, 158, 159). Tied by large circle of wedges, "Philada. Pa. May 31" circular datestamp on blue 1875 folded letter to Genoa, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jun. 2" datestamp also ties 3c and 6c stamps, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 400-500
275
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1357
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1357, Mail to other European Destinations3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Bright color, used with 12c Green (117) and tied by quartered corks on registered cover to Modena, Italy, blue "Registered Apr. 20, 1878 New York, N.Y." three-line handstamp, 1878 backstamps, stamp dealer's label at top left, 3c tiny corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine, attractive and scarce mixed-franking

E. 500-750
425
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1358
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1358, Mail to other European Destinations10c Brown, 3c Vermilion (209, 214), 10c Brown, 3c Vermilion (209, 214)10c Brown, 3c Vermilion (209, 214). Bright colors, tied by "New York A" registry ovals on registered 2c entire to Modena, Italy, purple "Registered Nov. 2, 1888 Branch A New York P.O." boxed handstamp, various backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 300-400
300
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1359
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1359, Mail to other European Destinations3c Green, 7c Orange Vermilion (158, 160), 3c Green, 7c Orange Vermilion (158, 160)3c Green, 7c Orange Vermilion (158, 160). Tied by bold targets on 1c Blue wrapper to Funchal, Madeira, some overall toning and wear, Very Fine appearance, rare usage

E. 400-500
600
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1360
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1360, Mail to other European Destinations2c Vermilion, 3c Green (178, 184), 2c Vermilion, 3c Green (178, 184)2c Vermilion, 3c Green (178, 184). Tied by quartered cork cancels, red "New York Dec. 4" circular datestamp on blue cover to Bucharest, Romania, partial Bucharest 1875 backstamp, Very Fine, very scarce destination, ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
750
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1361
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1361, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150), 2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150)2c Red Brown, 3c Green, 10c Brown (146, 147, 150). Tied by large grids, "Assumption Ills. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, red "New York 5 Dec. 13" credit datestamp, red "Wfrco 2" transit handstamp also ties 3c, 1871 backstamp, some edgewear, 3c torn at bottom right prior to use, Very Fine usage paying the 15c NGU rate to Rusia

E. 400-500
375
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1362
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1362, Mail to other European Destinations5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by "New York Nov. 1, 1889" duplex on cover to St. Petersburg, Russia and forwarded to Brussels, Belgium, forwarding postage paid by Russia 7k Blue (35), tied by "1" in square in circle cancel, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 400-500
450
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1363
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1363, Mail to other European Destinations3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Rich color, tied by bold duplex cancel on 2c Grant lettersheet (U293) to "Tiflis, Caucase, Asiatie, Russia", "New York May 9" duplex, 1890 receiving backstamp, Very Fine usage to an extremely rare destination

E. 500-750
750
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1364
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1364, Mail to other European Destinations1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163), 1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163)1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163). Tied by neat strike of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-8P2), red "New York 12 Sep. 25" credit datestamp on blue 1873 folded cover to Malaga, Spain, red London transit and red oval "PD" handstamp, 1c few small faults, Very Fine strike on this cover sent by British Mail via France, this cancel is considered scarce, only seven covers are recorded in the Weiss book (this cover becomes the ninth -- and earliest recorded by a day), ex Hargest

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1365
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1365, Mail to other European Destinations12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Rich color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EN3), red "New York 5 Nov. 7" credit datestamp on 1874 folded cover to Cadiz, Spain, red "Wfco 2" credit handstamp, horizontal file fold well clear of stamp, short perf at top right, Very Fine strike of this New York Foreign Mail cancel

E. 500-750
500
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1366
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1366, Mail to other European Destinations24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Grid cancel (Ty. TR-G34), red "New York Paid All Jan. 4" circular datestamp on 1873 folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, various transit markings, stamp slightly affected by cover bend, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce New York Foreign Mail cancel, only three covers are recorded of which this is the finest strike, illustrated in Weiss book

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1367
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1367, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, clear grill points at center, used with 10c Green (68) on 3c Green entire (U84), 10c natural s.e. at right, tied by blue segmented corks, matching "New Haven N.Y. May 22" circular datestamp to Geneva, Switzerland and forwarded to London, England, red "New York Paid All May 29" transit, 10c also tied by "More to Pay" handstamp, 1871 backstamp, with original contents, Very Fine, scarce combination

E. 300-400
250
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1368
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1368, Mail to other European Destinations3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150), 3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150)3c Green, 10c Brown (147, 150). Rich colors, used with 2c Brown (113), cancelled by quartered corks, "Stillwater Min. Oct. 14" circular datestamp on orange cover to Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 19" circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, 1870 docketing at left, Fine usage sent by Swiss Closed Mail via England

E. 500-750
750
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1369
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1369, Mail to other European Destinations2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Horizontal pair, tied by cork cancels and "Paid All" straightline on wrapper to Interlaken, Switzerland, left stamp with few tears not readily apparent, Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
250
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1370
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1370, Mail to other European Destinations1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147). Horizontal strip of four of 3c, perfs trimmed at sides, on 7c Vermilion entire (U185), cancelled by corks, matching "Bangor Me. Jan. 15" double-circle datestamp to Lausanne, Switzerland, 1873 usage, red "New York Paid All Via Eng. & Ustd" handstamp, Basel and receiving backstamps, some toned perfs, slight edgewear, Fine and colorful franking

E. 500-750
900
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