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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1178
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1178, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Horizontal pair, bright color, tied by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-C7), red "New York Supplementary Feb. 12" Type D circular datestamp on cover to Weisbaden, Germany, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine strike of this New York Foreign Mail cancel, scarce struck in red

E. 750-1,000
1,600
1179
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1179, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 2c Red Brown, 7c Vermilion (146, 149), 2c Red Brown, 7c Vermilion (146, 149)2c Red Brown, 7c Vermilion (146, 149). Tied by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EN3) and matching "New York Br. Transit Oct. 9" circular datestamp on 1872 folded letter to Marseilles, France, clear strike of "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy marking and French "5" decimes due handstamp, London and receiving backstamps, 7c tiny tear at right, Very Fine strike of this New York Foreign Mail cancel, scarce struck in red

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1180
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1180, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, bright color, tied by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EP11), matching "New York Paid All Apr. 24" circular datestamp and "Supplementary Mail" Type A handstamp on 1873 folded letter to Palermo, Sicily, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed transit at left, receiving backstamp, Very Fine strike of this rare New York Foreign Mail cancel, only four are recorded on cover in the Weiss book, all in red (this is the earliest)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1181
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1181, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160), 2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160)2c Brown, 7c Orange Vermilion (157, 160). Two 7c, tied by red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-5P3), matching "New York Paid Oct. ? Sup." Type E Supplementary Mail circular datestamp on corner card cover to Paris, France, red 1874 London and French transits, red crayon 12c credit for 16c rate, 2c tiny flaw at top right from placement near edge of cover

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL COVER TO FRANCE PREPAID AT THE 16-CENT TREATY RATE VIA ENGLAND AND CANCELLED BY THE NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL SHADED STAR CANCEL IN RED.

The New York Foreign Mail Shaded Star cancel is considered scarce by Weiss, but it is extremely rare in red (none reported in his census). This unusual combination of stamps prepaid the 16c rate to France (the Supplementary Mail fee was paid in cash).

E. 2,000-3,000
6,500
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1182
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1182, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163), 1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163)1c Ultramarine, 15c Yellow Orange (156, 163). Two of each, artfully arranged and tied by red New York Foreign Mail Circle of Wedges cancel (Ty. TR-W13a), matching "New York Supplementary Oct. 23" Type D circular datestamp on blue 1873 folded letter to France, clear strike of London and French transits, red crayon "12" credit, horizontal file fold barely affects perfs of two stamps, few minor perf flaws

VERY FINE AND COLORFUL. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION PAYING THE 16-CENT TREATY RATE TO FRANCE AND SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL FEE.

The 12c credit corresponds to the 16c rate to France via England. Therefore, the 32c postage prepays the basic rate and Supplementary Mail fee.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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1183
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1183, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 6c Dull Pink, 10c Brown (159, 161), 6c Dull Pink, 10c Brown (159, 161)6c Dull Pink, 10c Brown (159, 161). 6c s.e. at left, tied by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-MP3) on cover to Paris, France, red "New York Supplementary Jun. 20" Type D circular datestamp, red oval "PD" also ties 6c, red "6" crayon credit, slightly reduced at top, accompanying certificate notes cover repair (which we do not see) but does not mention the tiny tear at bottom of the 10c stamp, Very Fine strike of this New York Foreign Mail cancel, especially scarce struck in red on this Supplementary Mail cover as it is almost always struck in black, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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1184
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1184, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151), 2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151)2c Red Brown, 12c Dull Violet (146, 151). Bright colors, tied by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-C1), matching "New York Paid All Direct Sep. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Hamburg, Germany, small cover repairs at top, some smudging of address, otherwise Fine, scarce usage, double the 7c rate either for weight or Supplementary Mail (indicated by red cancels)

E. 500-750
1,100
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1184A
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1184A, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering, bright color, tied by brown New York Foreign Mail cancel (Weiss Ty. TR-C7) on 1872 folded letter to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 6 Mar. 13" circular datestamp, London and Calais transits, stamp also tied by red "PD" in oval, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, rare colored New York Foreign Mail cancel, this is the listing copy in Weiss and is illustrated in the book on p. 295, ex Beals

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1185
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1185, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Bright color, tied by red New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-G11), matching "Supplementary Mail" Type A handstamp on 1871 folded cover to Liverpool, England, receiving datestamp, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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1186
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1186, New York Foreign Mail Cancels On Cover 12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Intense color, tied by bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail Rosette cancel (Ty. TR-W5), matching "New York Supplementary Jul. 18" Type D circular datestamp on cover to London, England, 1874 London transit, some overall cover wear incl. light horizontal file fold affecting top of stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce New York Foreign Mail marking when struck in red

E. 500-750
500
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