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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2354
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2354, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues3c Green, H. Grill (136, 147), 3c Green, H. Grill (136, 147)3c Green, H. Grill (136, 147). Three singles, top right stamp with obvious grill, bright color, cancelled or tied by red corks, matching "Phila. Pa. Dec. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Bordeaux, France, neat "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy marking, bold "10" decimes due marking, 1870 receiving datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 200-300
400
2355
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2355, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, clearly-defined grill, tied by large grid, "New Orleans La. May 26" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Torgau, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit May 31" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, trivial corner perf crease at top right, Very Fine, especially desirable with such a strong grill, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
190
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2356
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2356, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b), 2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b)2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b). Two covers, each used in combination with complete stamp for 3c rate, each with Dimock Pa. circular datestamps and ms. dates and each cancelled by corks, with original enclosures, some faults incl. one opened roughly and affecting stamp, otherwise Fine, one with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,600
400
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2357
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2357, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Two, rich color, tied by crossroads, "New Orleans La. Dec. 3" circular datestamps on 1875 blue folded letter to Marseilles, France, red "New York Paid Dec. 8" transit datestamp, various French transits incl. boxed "P.D." handstamp, Very Fine, apparent overpayment of the 9c rate

E. 200-300
225
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2358
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2358, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Two horizontal pairs, used with 3c Green (147) and tied by corks, light strike of "New Orleans La. Jun. 28" circular datestamps on large part of cover to Galveston Tex., Very Fine, unusual high-denomination franking

E. 300-400
375
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2359
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2359, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by "New York Apr. 23" duplex cancel on cover to Middlebury Vt. with International Exhibition, Memorial Hall light blue cameo on top flap with illustration of building, with original enclosure with same design and dated 1877, cover with some toning spots and minor wear, stamp with small fault, still Very Fine, scarce design from the Centennial Exhibition

E. 200-300
150
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2360
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2360, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Tied by cork "X" and by red "Philada. Pa. Paid All Mar. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Portugal, oval "Franca" handstamp, back of cover with blue "Lexposicao Internacional de Philadelphia, Commissao de Portugal" embossed seal, Very Fine

E. 150-200
325
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2361
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2361, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Blocks of four and six, rich color, cork cancels, on legal-size 20c Mexico entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. Express printed frank, purple "Express Wells, Fargo Guaymas, Mexico Nov. 20, 1888" oval datestamp, New York transit duplex and blue Paris receiving datestamp, tied by small string to oversized envelope with "Benson Ariz. Nov. ??, 1888" circular datestamp at left and printed address to Paris, France, envelope and one stamp with small faults, still Very Fine, an impressive and rare franking used from Mexico to France via Benson Arizona (while still a Territory) and New York City

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2362
c
5c Garfield Covers. Over two dozen, Nos. 205 and 216, incl. better destinations as Denmark and Korea, B.F. Stephens Forwarder London-Turkey, two with illustrations of 5c Garfield as part of corner cards (stamp dealers), couple nice stamp/stationery combinations, and more generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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2363
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2363, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Perfs scissors-separated, tied by quartered cork, light strike of "Newark N.J. Apr. 21" circular datestamp on hand-drawn all-over illustrated cover to New York City, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a beautiful hand-drawn cover, ex Gabriel

E. 500-750
550
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2364
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2364, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by ""Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 1, 1883, 10:30 a.m." circular datestamp on "Forney's Progress corner card cover to Tunckhannock Pa., s.e. at right and with trivial soiling at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine First Day cover, with 1981 A.P.S. certificate

2,000
1,300
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2365
 
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2365, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by New York grid duplex circular datestamp on 1887 cover addressed locally with fabulous P.T. Barnum illustrated cover with portrait of Barnum, "Barnum & London Ten United Monster Shows" ad, etc., trifle reduced at right and small cover tear, otherwise Very Fine, handsome and desirable Circus cover

E. 200-300
275
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2366
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2366, 1870-88  Bank Note Issues3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Used with 5c Indigo (216) on 2c Green entire to France, stamps tied by Philadelphia 1890 grid duplex circular datestamps, blue French transit, insufficiently paid and charged 50c Postage Due on arrival paid by France 10c Black (J16) horizontal pair with vertical gutter between and single 30c Black (J19, corner fault), cover repaired at left, still an attractive, colorful and scarce cover

E. 200-300
325
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