Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
284
c
Sale 933, Lot 284, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Deep rich color, tied by blue "Montpelier Vt. Feb. 9, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to local addressee, trivial perf flaws and corner crease at top left from placement at edge of cover and corner crease at top left from placement at edge of cover

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia ON COVER WITH A BLUE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

Ex White.

11,500
3,500
285
c
Sale 933, Lot 285, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, choice centering, intense shade, cancelled by grid and tied by "Cleveland O. Jun. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on unsealed orange cover to Newark O., with original 1861 enclosure of printed circular for wool depot, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine

800
350
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286
c
Sale 933, Lot 286, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, deep rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, tied by well-struck "Riverhead N.Y. Sep. 29" circular datestamp on blue 1857 folded printed document to Canandaigua N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

800
400
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287
c
Sale 933, Lot 287, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Block of three, Positions 59-60/69L2, bottom stamp scissors-cut at bottom with intact perfs and with double transfer at bottom, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Feb. 13" circular datestamp on orange cover to Meadville Pa., some cover edge wear, Fine, scarce multiple on cover, Scott Retail as strip of three off cover

950
300
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288
c
Sale 933, Lot 288, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, crisp impression, tied by red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Mar. 27" carrier datestamp on cover to local street address, with engraved card enclosure from University of the City of New York announcing 1861 Junior Exhibition, slight edgewear, Very Fine

635
275
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289
c
Sale 933, Lot 289, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Deep rich color, clear break at top, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Ma. Mar. 28" double-circle datestamp on locally addressed cover, some overall soiling, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

625
120
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290
c
Sale 933, Lot 290, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Centered to bottom left, top showing clear recut line, rich color, tied by neat strike of "Boston Mass. Oct. 20" circular datestamp on folded printed 1857 notice, Fine

1,000
225
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291
c
Sale 933, Lot 291, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Vertical pair, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), s.e. at left, tied by "24" in circle handstamps, "Terre Haute Ind. Oct. 13" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to the U.S.S. Hartford in Hong Kong, sent via Marseilles, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Oct. 16" circular datestamp also ties 3c, 1860 London and receiving backstamps, ms. due marking, Fine

E. 300-400
425
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292
c
Sale 933, Lot 292, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice centering for this difficult issue, radiant color, tied by blue "Friar's Point Miss. Jul. 2" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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293
c
Sale 933, Lot 293, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Rich color, tied by green "Winchendon Mas. Sep. 3" circular datestamp, second strike at right, on cover to Troy N.H., , barely reduced at right, Very Fine, attractive with the green cancels

E. 150-200
170
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294
c
Sale 933, Lot 294, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Two on separate covers, one tied by vivid red "Bethlehem Pa. Feb. 14" Valentine's Day circular datestamp, other cancelled by unusual small blue grid in circle and tied by matching "Berlin Md. Mar. 25" circular datestamp (day in ms.), Extremely Fine, a lovely pair of covers, ex Knapp (lot labels affixed)

E. 200-300
300
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295
c
Sale 933, Lot 295, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Cancelled by grid and tied by "Detroit Mich. 3 Paid Sep. 20, 1860" circular datestamp on cover to Beren O. and forwarded to Cleveland, additional postage paid by 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), tied by "Cleveland O. Sep. 24, 1860" circular datestamp, also clear "Steamboat" handstamp, 1860 docketing, some overall soiling, Very Fine,attractive usage, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 200-300
800
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296
c
Sale 933, Lot 296, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Bright color, tied by well-struck "Saint Louis Mo. Nov. 24, 1860" circular datestamp on beardless Lincoln Campaign cover to Watertown Mass., stamp with internal defect, otherwise Very Fine, scarce design

E. 300-400
650
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297
c
Sale 933, Lot 297, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Bright color, tied by blue rosette, matching "Upper Red Hook N.J. Sep. 23" circular datestamp on blue and red Flag and "Our Country" Patriotic cover to New York City, with original 1861 enclosure which also has illustration of different flag design, Very Fine, late use of 1857 Issue

E. 200-300
400
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298
c
Sale 933, Lot 298, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27). Horizontal strip of three, bright color, tied by "New Orleans La. Oct. 12" circular datestamps on blue 1858 folded letter to Nantes, France, red "New York Paid 12 Oct. 19" credit datestamp, appropriate transits, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, small cover tear at top, few flaws at top of strip, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed), Scott Retail as off-cover strip of three

4,000
1,500
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299
c
Sale 933, Lot 299, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) which has captured imprint at left, tied by unusual red grid of small squares, matching "Marysville Cal. 15 Paid May 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Montreal, Canada, clear strike of red "United States" in oval handstamp, 1861 receiving backstamp and receipt docketing on front, slightly reduced at right, some wear, Very Fine, scarce 15c rate from California to Canada

E. 500-750
450
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300
c
Sale 933, Lot 300, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering, bright shade, tied by "Auburn Cal. Nov. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Washington City D.C., slightly reduced at left, the stamp is Extremely Fine and a prime candidate for a soaker, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,400
700
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301
c
Sale 933, Lot 301, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering showing characteristics of the type, tied by "Wallingford Con. Feb. 19" circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco, small perf flaw at top left, some slight toning around perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Ashbrook and signed by him

1,400
375
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302
c
Sale 933, Lot 302, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31). Bright color, used with two 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by blue "Louisville Ky. Sep. 23, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Mommenheim, France, red "New York Paid 12 Sep. 29" credit datestamp also ties 3c stamps, appropriate transits, right 3c affected from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine, colorful usage overpaying the 15c rate by 1c, ex White

E. 500-750
300
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303
c
Sale 933, Lot 303, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32). Choice centering, deep rich color, tied by bold "New Orleans La. Jul. 3, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Puebla, Mexico, blue company handstamp, bold "4" due handstamp, light file folds well away from stamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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304
c
Sale 933, Lot 304, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32). Horizontal strip of three, perfs scissors-separated with bottom perfs intact and top perfs trimmed, tied by light strike of "New Orleans La. May ?, 1858" circular datestamp on folded letter to Mexico, ship's sending instructions at top left, back of cover indicates may have been carried outside of the mails to New Orleans, bold "12" reales due handstamp, left stamp with printing irregularity at bottom left, Fine, unusual as the "12" due marking is usually found on covers bearing 40c in postage

E. 200-300
275
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305
c
Sale 933, Lot 305, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Bright shade, tied by "San Francisco Cal. May 5" circular datestamp on cover to New York, fresh and Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 200-300
170
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306
c
Sale 933, Lot 306, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Bright shade, perfs scissors-separated with a few trimmed, tied by "New York May 20" Ocean Mail circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco, missing part of top flap, some wear incl. toning around perfs, otherwise Fine, scarce with the New York Ocean Mail cancel

E. 200-300
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307
c
Sale 933, Lot 307, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Position 51L1 with double transfer at top left, tied by blue "Batavia (N.Y.) Jul. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Cornwall, Canada West and forwarded back to New York, neat strikes of 1860 Cornwall and Ogdensburgh N.Y. datestamps (the latter with integral "10" due), Canada transit handstamp, single toned perf, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage, note on back indicates purchased in a Sloane sale on 1/10/29 for $25

E. 300-400
200
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308
c
Sale 933, Lot 308, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Tied by "New Orleans La. Mar. ?, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Mexico, neat "4" reales due handstamp, horizontal file fold well clear of stamp, stamp with tiny perf tear at top right, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
130
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309
c
Sale 933, Lot 309, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Used with two 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and three 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by "Crooked Creek Ind. Jul. 25" circular datestamps on yellow 1859 cover to Switzerland, red "3" credit obliterated by grid, various transit markings, some wear, stamps with small flaws, Very Fine appearance, colorful usage paying the 21c rate to Switzerland via French Mails

E. 750-1,000
600
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310
c
Sale 933, Lot 310, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of three, scissors-separated leaving intact perfs at bottom and left and s.e. at top, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), similar margins, cancelled or tied by magenta grids, "Hartford Ct. May 18, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, red London transit, Boston and Hong Kong backstamps, red "28" crayon credit, 10c strip slightly affected from placement at edge of cover, appears Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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311
c
Sale 933, Lot 311, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Dark shade, single short perf at left, tied by bold large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Dec. 20" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to St. George, New Brunswick, with lumber and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card depicting a three-masted clipper ship, red "U. States" cross-border handstamp, St. Stephen and St. George backstamps (Dec. 21-22, 1860)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CORNER CARD DESIGNS WE HAVE SEEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 10-CENT 1857-59 ISSUE.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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312
c
Sale 933, Lot 312, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Wide margins, rich color, tied by black grid, blue "Milwaukee Wis. Apr. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Montreal, Canada, matching "U. States 20" handstamp at left, transit and receiving backstamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 150-200
140
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313
c
Sale 933, Lot 313, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Deep rich color, wide margins, tied by bold grid, red "Milwaukee Wis. Dec. 4, 1860" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Montreal, Canada, light strike of "U. States" in arc handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, trivial wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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314
c
Sale 933, Lot 314, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Three, incl. straddle-pane copy on cover to Mexico (torn), singles on covers to Canada and Prince Edward Island, Fine-Very Fine stamps on attractive covers

E. 200-300
275
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315
c
Sale 933, Lot 315, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Wide margins, rich color, tied by red "New York Paid Nov. 1" circular datestamp on 1860 folded cover to Havana, Cuba, ms. ship's designation at top left, "NA 1" in oval due marking for local postage, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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316
c
Sale 933, Lot 316, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by large Boston "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Apr. 10" double-circle datestamp on cover to Havana, Cuba, red New York circular datestamp, oval "NA 1" due handstamp struck twice, endorsed "Steamer Cahawba Ap Co." at top right, 1861 receiving backstamp, fresh and Fine

E. 300-400
150
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317
c
Sale 933, Lot 317, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, tied by bold "New Orleans La. Nov. 15, 1859" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Mexico, endorsed "p. Tennessee", bold "8" reales due handstamp, light horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine double-rate usage

E. 300-400
350
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318
c
Sale 933, Lot 318, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair and two singles, perfs scissors-separated but partly intact, tied by "New Orleans La. Oct. 16, 1859" circular datestamps on blue folded letter to Mexico, endorsed "pr. Steamship Tennessee", bold "8" reales due marking, three right stamps with faint scoring line at top, appears Fine

E. 200-300
450
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319
c
Sale 933, Lot 319, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35). Three, deep rich color, used with three 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) and tied by large "Paid" grids, "Boston Am. Pkt. Aug. 24" circular datestamp on blue 1860 folded letter to Hong Kong, red 1860 London transit, red "18" crayon credit, endorsed "Via Marseilles", Very Fine, colorful and attractive usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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320
c
Sale 933, Lot 320, 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by grids, "Savannah Ga. Oct. 10, 1858" circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Oct. 23" credit datestamp, Boston transit backstamp, French transit also ties pair, pair with few perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and attractive usage, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 400-500
1,100
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321
c
Sale 933, Lot 321, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. with guide line at left, tied by red grids, matching "New York 19 Jun. 20" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Belfast, Scotland, 1860 docketing and receiving backstamp, some edgewear, stamps with slight toning and left stamp with diagonal crease at top left, still Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

550
250
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322
c
Sale 933, Lot 322, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Horizontal pair, exceptionally well-centered, couple trivial margin flaws, tied by black grids, bold matching "Wilmington O. Feb 6" circular datestamp on 1861 cover to England, red "19" credit, Gainsborough receiving backstamp, slight cover soiling, otherwise Very Fine appearance

550
190
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323
c
Sale 933, Lot 323, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Choice centering, bright color, tied by red grid cancel, matching "New York 19 Jun. 10" credit datestamp on 1861 cover to Manchester, England, receiving backstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,090
350
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324
c
Sale 933, Lot 324, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Rich color, some slight overall soiling, tied by red grid, matching "New York Am. Pkt. 3 Dec. 29" circular datestamp on 1860 cover to Belfast, Ireland and forwarded to London, England, various transits incl. "1d" due marking and red "Not Called For" crossed out, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, unusual usage, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,090
250
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325
c
Sale 933, Lot 325, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Rich color, choice centering, affixed upside down and tied by open grid, "Brooklyn N.Y. Apr. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Falmouth, England, red "19" credit handstamp, receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,050
300
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326
c
Sale 933, Lot 326, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Intense shade, cancelled by grid, "Brunswick Me. Jul. 19" double-circle datestamp on 1861 cover to Liverpool, England, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 19 Jul. 24" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, some cover wear incl. tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

1,050
160
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327
c
Sale 933, Lot 327, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Intense shade, tied by red grid and matching "New-York 3 Jul. 7" credit datestamp on yellow 1860 cover to Dublin, Ireland, ms. "prepaid" at top left, London transit, receiving backstamp, some wear, Fine

1,090
300
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328
c
Sale 933, Lot 328, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Dark shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) and tied by large Boston "Paid" grid, "Boston Br. Pkt. Oct. 9" backstamp, on blue 1860 cover to Florence, Italy, various French transits, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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329
c
Sale 933, Lot 329, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, tied by grids, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 38 Jan. 8" credit datestamp on 1861 cover to Manchester, England, red Liverpool transit, receiving backstamp, slight edgewear, Very Fine, signed Ashbrook on back who notes "Double 24c rate to England - pairs of the 24c 1860 are rare on cover"

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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330
c
Sale 933, Lot 330, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38). Bright color which is remarkably fresh, used with 5c Brown, Ty. II (30) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), cancelled by grids, red "New York Paid 36 Jan. 8" credit datestamp on blue 1861 folded cover to Paris, France, vertical file fold with tiny split at top, Very Fine, colorful triple-rate usage, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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