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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2343
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2343, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Centered to bottom right, tied by unusual blue circle of V's, matching "Savannah Ga. Aug. 21" circular datestamp on druggist's red illustrated and folded circular for Solomon's Strengthening and Invigorating Bitters, to Alexander Stephens in Crawfordville Ga., docketing on back, small tears at top from opening, Fine, attractive usage, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
300
2344
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2344, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, tied by red grids, matching "Baltimore Md. May 12" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Liverpool, England, ms. "Prices Current", 1870 Liverpool receiving circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 400-500
1,100
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2345
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2345, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115), 3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115)3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115). Cancelled by penstrokes, "Ripley O. Nov. 15" circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to London, England, red B. F. Stevens, U.S. Despatch Agent datestamp, receiving backstamp, reduced a bit unevenly at right, otherwise Fine

E. 250-300
150
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2346
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2346, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115), 3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115)3c Ultramarine, 6c Ultramarine (114, 115). 3c and two 6c tied by quartered cork cancels, "East Saginaw Mich. Feb. 8" (1870) circular datestamp on light blue cover to Athens, Greece, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Feb. 12" backstamp, red "12" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit (Feb. 23), Athens receiving backstamp, reduced about -3/8 in. at right, one stamp missing according to P.F. certificate (rates to Greece were no less than 18c), still presentable and very rare, ex Wunsch and Coulter, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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2347
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2347, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Radiant color, centered to top, tied by red cork, matching "Baltimore Md. May 17" circular datestamp on folded cover to Liverpool, England, endorsed "Prices Current" at top left, 1870 receiving circular datestamp, Very Fine, an exceptionally pretty cover and very scarce cancelled in red, ex Knapp, signed Ashbrook

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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2348
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2348, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by cork with faint "New Orleans La. May 11" duplex datestamp on 1870 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, sender's blue datestamp, red "New York May 17" transit datestamp, various French transits incl. "8" decimes due, Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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2349
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2349, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Well-centered, tied by square grid, "Hoosi(?) N.Y. Feb. 10" circular datestamp struck partly off mourning cover to London, England, red New York circular datestamp, red London datestamp also ties stamp, Very Fine, remakarbly choice condition

500
750
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2350
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2350, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Perfectly centered with wide even margins, tied by Leaf cork cancel, red "New York Paid All Jul. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Handsworth, England, red 1869 London transit, barely reduced at right, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a beautiful cover

500
900
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2351
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2351, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, cancelled by cork, "New Orleans La. May 18" circular datestamp on 1869 blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New York Paid 6 May 22" credit datestamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, fresh and Very Fine, carried aboard the Inman Line's City of Brooklyn

1,900
550
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2352
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2352, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Lightly cancelled, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 30" circular datestamp on blue cover to Florence, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 7" transit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, some edgewear, Very Fine usage sent via closed mails

E. 300-400
275
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2353
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2353, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by cork and by "New Orleans La. Dec. 1" circular datestamp on cover to France, red "New York Paid 3 Dec. 7" credit datestamp, various French transits incl. red boxed "PD", some edgewear and overall waterstains, otherwise Fine, carried aboard the HAPAG line's Holsatia

E. 200-300
225
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