Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
419
c
Sale 933, Lot 419, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Rich color, tied by lozenge, "Janesville Wis. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. corner card cover used locally, trivial edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
420
c
Sale 933, Lot 420, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Tied by target, "Marion O. Jul. 26" double-circle datestamp on United States Express Company illustrated cover used locally, light wrinkling away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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421
c
Sale 933, Lot 421, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Rich color, tied by quartered cork, "Dubuque Ioa. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on North Western Packet Co. corner card cover to local addressee, "Returned to Writer" framed handstamp and Dubuque Dec. 7 circular datestamp, small cover stain spot at bottom left corner, otherwise Very Fine, ex Coulter, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
110
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422
c
Sale 933, Lot 422, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Tied by open grid, "Lockport N.Y. Mar. 15" circular datestamp on United States Internal Revenue imprint cover used locally, with 1870 original enclosure assessing taxes to a physician, cover with some scuffs and edgewear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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423
c
Sale 933, Lot 423, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Tied by small open grid, "Augusta Me. Sep. 8" circular datestamp on locally used cover, fresh and Very Fine drop rate usage

300
100
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424
c
Sale 933, Lot 424, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112). Tied by target on folded printed prices current from New Orleans dated Aug. 6, 1869, to Natchez Miss., trivial toning, otherwise Fine circular rate usage

300
90
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425
c
Sale 933, Lot 425, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113). Two, tied by Star in circle fancy cancels, "Claverack N.Y. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on cover to Verona N.Y. and forwarded to Clinton N.Y., neat "Verona N.Y. Jun. 15" circular datestamp, trivial soiling, appears Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 300-400
150
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426
c
Sale 933, Lot 426, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113). Vertical pair, tied by cork and indistinct circular datestamp on small cover to Paris, France, neat "GB 40c" Anglo-French accountancy marking, 1870 Calais transit and French due marking, red London and receiving backstamps, stamps slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, appears Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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427
c
Sale 933, Lot 427, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). Used with 10c Green F. Grill (96), tied by circular grid of squares, "Cold Spring N.Y. Dec. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, 2c also tied by "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp, "New York 24 Dec. 28" debit datestamp, blue 1870 French transit, "16" decimes due also ties two stamps, some cover soiling, otherwise Very Fine, unusual franking which was treated as completely unpaid due to excess weight

E. 300-400
475
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428
c
Sale 933, Lot 428, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, tied by well-struck red circle of wedges, matching "Chariton Ioa. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on small cover to Kinkville Iowa, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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429
c
Sale 933, Lot 429, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Huge straddle-pane margin, tied by red target, matching "Lubec Me. Mar. 10" circular datestamp on yellow cover to H. B. Shaw in Alfred Me., stamp has small pre-use tear in margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, very colorful, ex Judd

E. 200-300
300
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430
c
Sale 933, Lot 430, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, cancelled by green cork cancel, matching "Murfeesborough Tenn. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Clarksville Tex., minor perf flaw at top right, Very Fine, scarce with the green cancel, especially so going to Texas

476
400
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431
c
Sale 933, Lot 431, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by green cork cancel, matching "Murfreesborough Tenn. Dec. 30" circular datestamp on orange cover to Nashville Tenn., 1869 docketing at left, Very Fine, attractive usage with the green cancel

470
750
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432
c
Sale 933, Lot 432, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "Fort Sully Dak. Jan. 31" Dakota Territory circular datestamp on cover to Yellow Springs O., stamp slightly affected from placement at top of cover, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce territorial usage

E. 150-200
225
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433
c
Sale 933, Lot 433, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by "Kennebunk Me. Jul. 12" circular datestamp on orange cover to Kennebunkport Me. with Western Union Telegraph corner card, with original enclosure, barely reduced at top, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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434
c
Sale 933, Lot 434, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Bright shade, tied by Waterbury Leaf fancy cancel, "Waterbury Ct. Apr. 4" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Aiken S.C., Very Fine and a superb strike of this beautiful and skillfully-carved Waterbury cancel, ex Knapp (lot label and tracing affixed)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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435
c
Sale 933, Lot 435, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, tied by well-struck negative Cross in Heart fancy cancel, "Guilford Ct. ? 31" circular datestamp on small cover to Clinton Conn., Extremely Fine strike

E. 400-500
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436
c
Sale 933, Lot 436, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Crisp impression, tied by Lock fancy cancel, "East Glastonbury Vt. Aug. 14, 1869" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Piermont N.H., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strike, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 500-750
600
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437
c
Sale 933, Lot 437, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Three covers, each with single and fancy cancel incl. Cross within Triangle in Circle, Star in Serrated Circle, last is Geometric on Insurance corner card cover, Very Fine strikes, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 200-300
425
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438
c
Sale 933, Lot 438, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, bright color, tied by red cork, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 7" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Liverpool, England, ms. "Prices Current", red New York transit datestamp, 1870 receiving backstamp, one stamp with corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, attractive, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 300-400
550
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439
c
Sale 933, Lot 439, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Four, tied by tied by large three-bar magenta grid cancels, matching "Phila. Paid All May 18" circular datestamp on knitting mills corner card cover to London, England, red 1869 London transit, Very Fine, a rare and beautiful cover used less than two months after the stamp was issued, ex Gibson

E. 400-500
3,750
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440
c
Sale 933, Lot 440, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Cancelled by unusual segmented cork, "Oak Park Ill. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on 1871 cover to Montreal, Canada, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

450
130
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441
c
Sale 933, Lot 441, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Tied by segmented cork on mostly complete blue folded cover (without side flaps) to Rotterdam, Holland, sender's routing "Per Steamer 'Rhein' from N.Y. Dec. 30", straightline "Insufficiently Paid" and "Short Paid" handstamps, receiving backstamp (Jan. 12, 1870), ms. due rates, some slight soiling around stamp, otherwise Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 500-750
325
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442
c
Sale 933, Lot 442, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by circle of wedges, New Orleans circular datestamp struck mostly off at top, on 1869 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, bold "New York 3 Oct. 4" circular datestamp, also with "15" due handstamp and "8" decimes due marking, various transits, Very Fine usage treated as completely unpaid, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 300-400
325
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443
c
Sale 933, Lot 443, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Choice centering with wide margins, bright color, tied by circle of wedges on cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New-York Mar. 29" circular datestamp, blue 1870 French transit also ties stamp, "8" decimes due marking, slight soiling around perfs, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 300-400
375
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444
c
Sale 933, Lot 444, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). S.e. at right, tied by Geometric cancel, "Fort Wayne Ind. Jul. 2" circular datestamp on China and Glassware corner card cover to Germany, red New York and Verviers-Cologne transit handstamps, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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445
c
Sale 933, Lot 445, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Unusually choice centering, tied by Apple fancy cancel, "Murfreesborough Tenn. Sep. 30" circular datestamp on orange cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 5" datestamp, endorsement indicates sent via Belgium and England, some overall soiling, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 30-400
800
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446
c
Sale 933, Lot 446, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by grids and by "Ann Arbor Mich. Mar. 15" double-circle datestamp on cover to Gotha, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Mar. 19" circular datestamp, red boxed "Bremen Franco" handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 400-500
375
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447
 
Sale 933, Lot 447, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116). Three singles, bright color, choice centering, tied by "N. York Steamship Jan. 20" circular datestamps on blue cover front only to Paris, France, red "New York Jan. 22" datestamp, red French transit also ties one stamp, Very Fine, this probably originated in Cuba or elsewhere in the Caribbean

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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448
c
Sale 933, Lot 448, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117). Rich color, tied by rosette, red "New York Paid All May 19" circular datestamp on architect's corner card cover to London, England, red 1869 London datestamp, stamp with short perf at top right, otherwise Very Fine, early usage

E. 300-400
200
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449
c
Sale 933, Lot 449, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117). Tied by bold strike of circle of V's, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Hellensburgh, Scotland, 1873 Glasgow and receiving backstamps, missing top flap, light vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 300-400
425
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450
c
Sale 933, Lot 450, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114) and tied by targets, "Centre Croton Conn. Jun. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Mystic Bridge Conn., slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, presumably sent registered although lacking any markings to that effect, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 300-400
400
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451
c
Sale 933, Lot 451, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, tied by rosette, red "New York Paid 3 Dec. 7" credit datestamp on cover to Paris, France, blue 1869 French transit, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

900
275
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452
c
Sale 933, Lot 452, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117). Horizontal pair, rich color, tied by circle of wedges cancels, red "New York Oct. 12" (1869) circular datestamp, second strike dated Oct. 13, date of departure of Cunarder China, on blue folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, sender's blue oval datestamp, "Paid-Only/To England" two-line handstamp, red London transit backstamp (Oct. 25), red "8R" due handstamp, perfs partly separated

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE 1869 PICTORIAL COVER TO SPAIN VIA BRITISH OPEN MAIL.

This was presumably stamped for the 22c fully-prepaid British Mail rate to Spain, but it was over the 7.5 gram (-1/4 oz.) weight limit and was instead marked "Paid Only to England" with 8 reales due in Spain. The 10c rate to Spain via British Open Mail lasted only nine months after the 1869 Pictorials were issued.

Ex Coulter. With 1983 and 2006 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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453
c
Sale 933, Lot 453, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117). Used with 3c Green (147) and two 6c Carmine (148), one 6c has tiny wrinkle, cancelled and tied by blue Diamond fancy cancel with matching "Black Diamond Post-Office Dec. 2" oval datestamp on buff registered cover to Locarno, Switzerland, red "New York Registered Dec. 12" rimless datestamp, blue crayon registry number, framed "CHARGEE" handstamp ties 3c stamp, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne and Locarno

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ISSUES TO PAY THE 8-CENT REGISTRY FEE AND 19-CENT NORTH GERMAN UNION RATE FROM THE CALIFORNIA COAL-MINING TOWN OF BLACK DIAMOND TO THE TICINO REGION OF SWITZERLAND.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
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