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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2095
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2095, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, bright shade, tied by red herringbone fancy cancel and matching "Binghamton N.Y. Jan. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Cherry Valley N.Y., ms. routing "Via Utica", barely noticeable small tear in stamp at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE DESIRABLE BINGHAMTON HERRINGBONE CANCEL

Fancy "killer" cancels are extremely rare in the 1847-51 period. The term "killer" to describe the cancel was actually used by New York Postmaster Robert H. Morris. Although fancy rate markings from the pre-stamp era were used to cancel 1847 stamps, fancy cancels created for the specific purpose of "killing" stamps did not become popular until the 1850's.

From the Sarah Roseboom correspondence. Ex Rohloff.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
2096
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2096, 1847 Issue5c Deep Red Brown (1), 5c Deep Red Brown (1)5c Deep Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, incredibly deep color and wonderful sharp impression, neatly tied by magenta grids, matching light "Hartford Ct. Aug 19" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York, Extremely Fine and exceptionally beautiful

675
600
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2097
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2097, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins incl. significant portion of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by neat black grid on 1851 folded letter to Worcester Mass., red "Boston 5 cts 23 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid", Extremely Fine and very late usage of the 1847 issue, which was demonetized seven days later

775
1,300
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2098
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2098, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1 var), 5c Dark Brown (1 var)5c Dark Brown (1 var). Large even margins, tied by red grid and also by matching "Boston 5cts. 24 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Taunton Mass., with blue "Pitman's Phonography" label affixed at left, Extremely Fine example of this scarce shade, ex Klein, with note on back from Stanley Ashbrook "1848 use Dark Brown, Ridgeway's Chestnut Brown", with 2007 P.F. certificate stating that the usage is genuine but declining opinion as to whether the label originated

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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2099
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2099, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by red grids, matching "U.S. Express Mail, Boston Mass., Sep. 13" circular datestamp and also matching "5" handstamp on 1848 folded letter to New York, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, some expert cover restoration, otherwise Very Fine, with Ashbrook's note on back "shade and impression of the 5c 1847 is correct for Sep. 1848, enclosures made this a double rate -- quite interesting"

E. 500-750
425
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2100
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2100, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, just in at bottom, cancelled by black grid, red "Boston 5cts. Mar. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Pawtucket Mass., stamp with trivial corner crease at bottom left, appears Fine, scarce with the black grid cancel

E. 400-500
300
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2101
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2101, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Rich color, large margins to clear, cancelled by ms. and tied by red "Cleveland O. Jul. 22" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Warren O., vertical file fold, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal shade

675
300
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2102
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2102, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, cancelled by penstrokes on folded letter datelined "Mobile, Feby. 19th 1851" to New Orleans, red "New Orleans La. Feb. 20" circular datestamp and ms. "Way 1", some slight overall soiling, horizontal file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 400-500
325
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2103
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2103, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large and even margins, rich color, cancelled by penstrokes on folded letter datelined "Mobile 12th Feby. 1851" to New Orleans, red "New Orleans La. Feb. 13" circular datestamp and ms. "Way 1", light vertical file fold clear of stamp, Very Fine, scarce usage, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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2104
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2104, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Clear to large margins, tied by bold blue "Troy N.Y. Oct. 12" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., unusual datestamp with the day "12" having the "1" in smaller font than the "2" and widely spaced, small light toning spot from sealing wax, otherwise Fine

675
250
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2105
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2105, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to large margins, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts Nov. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Salem N.J., minor cover toning and stamp with light bend from cover fold, otherwise Very Fine

800
225
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2106
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2106, 1847 Issue5c Dark Red Brown (1), 5c Dark Red Brown (1)5c Dark Red Brown (1). Clear to large margins, rich color, tied by black grid on Jan. 30, 1850 folded letter to Wilkes-Barre Pa. headed Wyalusing but with ms. "Brownstown Jan 30" docketing, ms. "5" rate, writer asks uncle for a loan to buy lumber for California, tape stain along back flap, stamp Fine

775
160
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2107
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2107, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Ample to large margins, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts Aug. 31" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Worcester Mass., light soiling along cover file folds, stamp with light bend from cover fold and minute corner margin crease bottom left, otherwise Very Fine

675
225
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2108
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2108, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Margins virtually all around, by red square grid and matching "New-York Sep. 4" circular datestamp on folded cover to Baltimore Md., stamp has small fault at bottom right corner, otherwise Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

675
180
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2109
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2109, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, bright shade, tied by one of two strikes of red "Le Roy N.Y. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on green folded cover to Albany N.Y., two sharp file folds, one thru stamp, still very attractive, the stamp appears to be a sharp impression from the cleaned plate

E. 200-300
275
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2110
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2110, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Two, first has clear to large margins, ms. "X" cancel, bold black "Lancaster Pa. Jun. 9" circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, other has three margins, tied on piece by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts 17 May" integral-rate circular datestamp, Fine lot

900
400
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2111
 
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2111, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins, red cancel, affixed to cover but did not originate, some overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as off cover

600
180
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2112
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2112, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, each with full to large margins, tied together by by red square grids, matching "New-York Apl. 1" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to New Orleans, horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine and attractive "April Fool's Day" cover, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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2113
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2113, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, large margins to just touched, tied by magenta grids and matching "Hartford Ct. 10 5 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Cleveland O., clear strike of matching "Paid" with pointing hand handstamp, top stamp with some indentations (probably from cancel), vertical file folds away from stamp, appears Fine, attractive usage

1,400
400
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2114
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2114, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, clear to large margins, tiny nick at bottom right, tied by red grid cancels with matching "Potomac Steamboat Oct. 27" route agent's circular datestamp, used with Blood’s City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), large margins all around, acid cancel at top left, on cover to Grahamville S.C., cover with faults and slightly refolded, still Fine and very rare use -- Alexander lists twelve 5c 1847 covers with this cancel, omitting this and one in our Sale 889 (lot 1876) making this the 14th 5c 1847 cover with the Potomac Steamboat marking -- this route agent marking was applied to loose mail handed in to the route agent on board the steamboat travelling mail route No. 2401 on the Potomac River between Washington D.C. and Aquia Creek Va.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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2115
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2115, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins all around, detailed impression, tied by blue "Paid" handstamp and also by matching "Baltimore Md., Jul. 12" circular datestamp on blue folded letter with 1848 docketing to Ridgewater Mass., matching "10" in oval handstamp, part of dateline missing, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, cover with age spot at bottom right, Very Fine, attractive usage, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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2116
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2116, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins all around, tiny scissors-cut in margin only at bottom right, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York May 16" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Warren O., vertical file fold with some splitting, cover with some wrinkling, the stamp is Very Fine

1,700
650
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2117
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2117, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample to large margins, tied by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. 10 Sep. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 part-printed folded letter to Athens Ga., stamp affixed across light cover filing crease but does not seem affected, Very Fine

1,750
550
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2118
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2118, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to in at top, uncancelled but tied at bottom by address, red "New Orleans La. May 6" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to New York, stamp with few age spots not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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2119
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2119, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three clear to mostly huge margins, slightly in at bottom, nicely tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jun. 8" circular datestamp on 1850 folded cover to Rochester N.Y., usual file folds, tape stain along small sealed cover tear, reasonably attractive

1,700
425
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2120
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2120, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, tied by red and black grids, red "Boston 10cts. 4 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Cleveland O., vertical file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine

1,700
375
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