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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2121
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2121, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 3R2, huge margins to just incl. incl. unusually wide sheet margin at top, tied by "San Francisco Cal. May 20" circular datestamp on blue folded 1857 printed newsletter to Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine, a stunning stamp and scarce use on a circular from California

E. 300-400
325
2122
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2122, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (7, 10A), 1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (7, 10A)1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (7, 10A). 1c Plate 1E, margins to in, tied together by blue "Mobile Ala. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Providence R.I., docketing indicates this originated in New Orleans, light vertical file fold clear of stamps, Very Fine, attractive Way usage (1c stamp paid the Way fee), with 1987 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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2123
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2123, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (7, 11A), 1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (7, 11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (7, 11A). Rich colors, margins to in, tied by blue "Mobile Ala. Feb. 19" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York docketing on back indicates originated in New Orleans, light vertical file fold, Very Fine, attractive Way usage

E. 200-300
160
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2124
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2124, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal pair, huge margins to in at bottom incl. significant portion of adjoining stamps at top, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 21" circular datestamp on blue 1856 folded printed circular to Feldkirch, Austria, blue "Printed Circular" handstamp, red French transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, trivial overall toning, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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2125
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2125, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to just in at left, small corner crease at top right, tied by well-struck "Sparta Ga. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on locally used cover, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,200
300
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2126
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2126, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIA-II (8A-8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIA-II (8A-8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIA-II (8A-8A-7). Positions 71-73R1E, horizontal strip of three, large margins to in at top and bottom obscuring most type characteristics, tied by unusual grid and N.C. circular datestamp on folded cover to New York City, Fine, scarce combination,with 2003 P.S.E. certificate, the off-cover strip catalogues $2,700.00 in Scott

E. 500-750
450
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2127
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2127, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, tied by bold "New Orleans La. Oct. 13" circular datestamp on blue folded printed prices current to Augsburg, Bavaria, endorsed "Circular per steamer Persia" at top right, red 1856 French transit, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine circular rate usage, ex Cipolla

E. 300-400
650
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2128
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2128, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Three singles, large margins to in, deep rich color, tied by "Cleveland O. May 2" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Newport R.I., Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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2129
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2129, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). L-shaped block of three, Positions 69-70/80 R1L, margins virtually all around, on cover tied by partly readable "Shawneetown Ill." circular datestamp, postmark confirmed by Shawneetown embossing on flap, Ashbrook notes on back "Rare postmark on block of 3 1c Type IV", Fine, Scott Retail as used strip of three off cover

450
200
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2130
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2130, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 66-67/76L1L, L-shaped block of three, large margins to just in, tied by grid and indistinct circular datestamp on cover to Newburyport Mass., fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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2131
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2131, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to just in at bottom, tied by perfectly struck blue "Hoosick Falls N.Y. Oct. 13" circular datestamp on orange cover to Springfield Mass., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
100
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2132
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2132, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 34L1i, large margins to just in, tied by red grid, matching "Norfolk Va. Jul. 28" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to New York, light horizontal file fold at bottom well clear of stamp, Fine, scarce first-month usage, the earliest documented usage from this plate is July 12

E. 200-300
100
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2133
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2133, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to full, few creases, cancelled by ms. "#" with no indication of origin on brown cover to Binghamton N.Y. and forwarded to Prospect Ct., neat "Binghamton N.Y. May 10" circular datestamp with matching "Forwarded" and "5" due handstamp, some wear incl. small repair at top left corner, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
100
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2134
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2134, 1851-56 Issue3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var)3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var). Full margins to just touched, beautiful color, tied by "Middletown Con. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Wilmington Del., fresh and Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate and note by Dr. Amonette

E. 300-400
150
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2135
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2135, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at top and sheet margin at left, light pre-use creases at bottom left, intense shade (some oxidation), tied by quartered cork, "Greenville Maine Jun. 7, 1852" year-dated datestamp on blue folded letter to South Boston Mass., some minor wear, Very Fine, scarce town marking, reportedly only two are known and this is the better of the two

E. 200-300
100
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2136
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2136, 1851-56 Issue3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 30R1L, beautiful color, clear margins all around, tied by "Portland Me. May 3" circular datestamp on blue 1852 folded letter to Bath N.H., vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine usage of this scarce shade, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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2137
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2137, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins, deep shade, tied by lightly struck "Boston Br. Pkt. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on light blue 1859 folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, "5" rate handstamp, Halifax receiving datestamp, file fold with slight bleaching and tiny erosion spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Brown and Martin, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,000
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2138
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2138, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to full, tied by "Washington Iowa May 14" circular datestamp on cover to Baureuth, Germany, neat "New York Br. Pkt. 23 May 19" debit datestamp, blue ms. "45" kreuzer due marking, transit and receiving backstamps, some overall wear, expertly repaired along edges incl. top flap reattached, still Very Fine, scarce, the only recorded usage of the of the 5c 1856 Issue to Bavaria and one of only seven recorded single frankings to Germany, sent via Prussian Closed Mail, this cover was franked to pay the 3c domestic U.S. postage plus 2c shore-to-ship rate via British Mails, this was treated as unpaid and so 23c of the 30c rate was debited by the U.S., ex Rohloff and Mayer

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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2139
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2139, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by "Aurora Ills. Nov. 10" circular datestamps on cover to Lewistown Ill., 5c repaired at bottom left, all flaps reattached, still Fine appearance, scarce five-times domestic rate usage with the 5c 1856 Issue, ex Rohloff

E. 2,000-3,000
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2140
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2140, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large even margins all around, tied by "Burg Hill Ohio June 3" circular datestamp and also by red "Paid" handstamp on blue 1857 cover to Croton Mills, Canada West, light strike of red "Ud. States Paid 6d" in arc at right, back of cover with several transit markings incl. "B. & L. R. R. Co. Jun. 8, 1857" datestamp, trivial overall wear incl. tiny pinhole in stamp, still Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage, note on back indicates purchased from Klemann in 1942, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,000
250
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2141
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2141, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins to just in at left, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 5" circular datestamp on buff cover to Charlottestown, Price Edward Island, transit and receiving backstamps, with German Bitters maker's blue cameo corner card, some minor edge faults, otherwise Very Fine, scarce advertising usage with the 10c 1855 Issue to a foreign destination

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2142
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2142, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), margins to in, tied by red and black grids, red "New Orleans La. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on 1856 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red New York credit datestamp also ties pair, red grids also cross out "7" handstamp, bold "8" decimes due marking, some cover wrinkling affects stamps, otherwise Very Fine usage sent via American Packet

E. 300-400
130
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2143
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2143, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15)10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15). Two covers, each bearing single, first large margins all around and tied by "Paid 3" in circle on cover from Mass. to San Francisco, second with three large margins and tied by New Orleans circular datestamp to San Francisco, some slight wear, Very Fine, each with 2006 P.F. certificate

520
200
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2144
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2144, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (15/14/15), 10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (15/14/15)10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (15/14/15). Vertical strip of three, center stamp Ty. II, margins to in, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 18, 1857" circular datestamps on folded letter to Paris, France, red "Boston Paid 24 Aug. 26" circular datestamp, French transits, faint horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Fine double-rate usage, carried on the Cunarder Canada

E. 500-750
350
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2145
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2145, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins all around, tied by "Peru Ind. May 18" circular datestamp on cover to Sandwich, Canada West, red "United States 6d" in oval and matching "Paid" handstamp, 1857 Windsor and receiving backstamps, trivial wear, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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2146
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2146, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large margins to just touched at bottom, tied by bold grid, red "New Orleans La. May 28" circular datestamp on blue 1855 folded letter to Nantes, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Jun. 5" transit datestamp, ms. "39" decimes due, London and receiving backstamps, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, early use of the 10c 1855 to pay double 5c rate for domestic postage and shore-to-ship fee

E. 300-400
375
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2147
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2147, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), cancelled by grids, red "New Orleans La. Jan. 2?" circular datestamp on blue 1856 folded letter to Vosqes, France, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Jan. 26" transit datestamp, bold "8" decimes due marking, light horizontal file fold affects corner of 1c stamp, still Very Fine usage sent via American Packet

E. 300-400
225
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2148
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2148, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins to in incl. sheet margin at left, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) and 12c Black (17), slightly overlapping and tied by "New Orleans La. May 5, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 36 May 13" credit datestamp, French transits incl. boxed "P.D.", light vertical file folds incl. one affecting middle 10c stamp, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and attractive triple-rate usage

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2149
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2149, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to clear, natural vertical pre-printing paperfold, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 1 Aug." circular datestamp on buff cover to Beverly Ill., some overall wear incl. soiling around stamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce double-rate usage

1,500
300
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2150
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2150, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, tied by well-struck "Urbana Ill. Aug. ?" circular datestamp on reduced legal-size cover to Springfield O., 1856 docketing at left, left portion of cover folded down for display, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,500
325
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2151
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2151, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 74-75R1, horizontal pair, large margins to barely in at bottom left corner, tied by segmented cork, large red "Boston Paid Br. Pkt. 18 Jun." circular datestamp on cover to London, England, bold red "19" credit handstamp, receiving circular datestamp also ties pair, gently cleaned, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

850
200
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