Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
454
c
Sale 933, Lot 454, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (147). Four, tied by corks, "New Orleans La. Sep. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Rebeauville, France, red "New-York Sep. 19" datestamp, neat "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy marking, ms. rating, 1871 London transit backstamp, Very Fine, unusual franking

E. 200-300
275
455
c
Sale 933, Lot 455, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine (148). Intense shade (possibly the Dark Carmine sub-shade), tied by cork, "Lincoln Neb. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Berlin, Germany, red boxed "Bremen Franco" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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456
c
Sale 933, Lot 456, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, cancelled by New York Foreign Mail Star with red "New York Mar. 22" circular datestamp on cover to "Big Paddock, Haw Haw, Hokitika, New Zealand", sender's routing "Via Sanfrancisco", "NZ Hokitika Ju 1" backstamp, few trivial perf flaws, still Very Fine, a fantastically rare Bank Note Issue cover, beginning in 1864 Hokitika prospered as a goldrush town on the west coast of New Zealand

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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457
c
Sale 933, Lot 457, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153). Tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Grid cancel (Ty. TR-G34), red "New York Paid All Jan. 4" circular datestamp on 1873 folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, various transit markings, stamp slightly affected by cover bend, lifted, reperforated and placed back on cover, still Extremely Fine strike of this scarce New York Foreign Mail cancel, only three covers are recorded of which this is the finest strike, illustrated in Weiss book, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
850
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458
c
Sale 933, Lot 458, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, 30c Black (150, 154). Tied by circle of V's, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 5" circular datestamp on orange legal-size cover to Mauthen, Austria, transit and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, few cover scuffs, vertical file fold well away from stamps, part of backflap missing, Fine, scarce franking

E. 500-750
425
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459
 
Sale 933, Lot 459, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150). Tied by quartered cork and "Yokohama, Japan Nov. 22" circular datestamp on blue cover front only to New York City, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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460
c
Sale 933, Lot 460, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158). S.e. at right, tied by Waterbury Shield fancy cancel, "Waterbury Conn. Mar. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Plymouth Conn., Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
400
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461
c
Sale 933, Lot 461, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158). Two on separate covers, each tied by Waterbury fancy cancel, one with basic Leaf style, other Rosette, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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462
c
Sale 933, Lot 462, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158). Horizontal pair, cancelled by "M" handstamps, "Keno & R'kf'd Agt. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Tokyo, Japan, red "Yokohama Paid All Sep. 11" double-circle datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 200-300
300
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463
c
Sale 933, Lot 463, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159). Two, tied by Star in circle, red "New York P.D. 6 May 2" circular datestamp on yellow cover with insurance company corner card to Paris, France, 1874 London and French transits, some soiling, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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464
c
Sale 933, Lot 464, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161). Horizontal pair, used with horizontal pairs of 1c Ultramarine (156) and 3c Green (158), cancelled by quartered corks, "Westport Mass. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on orange 1875 cover to Jamestown, St. Helena, red "New York 24 Mar. 18" credit datestamp, London and receiving transits, repairs and tears at top, otherwise Fine, colorful usage to a scarce destination

E. 300-400
475
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465
c
Sale 933, Lot 465, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Gray Black (165). Bright shade, tied by "New-York Nov. 17" duplex on 1877 folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, sending company handstamp, small "60ct" due marking, fresh and Fine

725
375
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466
c
Sale 933, Lot 466, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion (178). Three horizontal pairs, used with 1c Ultramarine (156) and tied by circle of wedges, "Waterproof La. May 9" circular datestamp on orange registered courthouse cover to New Orleans, receiving backstamp, some slight wear, Very Fine, unusual franking

E. 200-300
275
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467
c
Sale 933, Lot 467, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Blue (179). Used with two 3c Green (158) and tied by bold cork handstamps, "San Antonio Tex. Jun. 20" circular datestamp on 1877 folded letter to Mexico City, Mexico, endorsed "via Vera Cruz" and with New Orleans backstamp, neat "25cs" due marking, Very Fine, attractive usage from Texas to Mexico overpaying the 10c rate by 1c

E. 200-300
400
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468
c
Sale 933, Lot 468, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Red Orange (189). Tied by "New York Jul. 16 7PM 89" duplex datestamp and oval on Catholic publisher's illustrated corner card cover to Natal, South Africa, building illustration on back, Very Fine, 15c treaty rate covers to Natal (non-UPU) are scarce, but the use of an illustrated ad cover is even rarer

E. 200-300
180
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469
c
Sale 933, Lot 469, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Gray Blue, 3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (206, 214, 215). Tied by "New York Reg." oval handstamps and used with 10c Orange Special Delivery (E3) on 7c entire to Newark N.J., purple "New York Dec. 23, 1893" datestamp, receiving backstamp, slight wear, Very Fine appearance, colorful and rare franking

E. 300-400
400
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470
c
Sale 933, Lot 470, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Blue Green, 4c Carmine, 10c Brown (209, 211, 214). Tied by segmented cork on 2c entire with wine merchant's illustrated corner card, red "Registered Apr. 17, 1889, San Francisco Cal." handstamp, to Wiesbaden, Germany, New York registry label, receiving backstamps, Very Fine, colorful franking

E. 300-400
650
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471
c
Sale 933, Lot 471, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (209). Tied by "New York Jun. 3 7:30PM" 1887 duplex datestamp and oval on dental manufacturer's corner card cover to Bangkok, Siam, "Parti Left Bangkok" framed handstamp and long series of transits for the trip to and from Bangkok, D.L.O. datestamp on back, edges a bit tattered and stamp has faults, still Fine, quite attractive and obviously a very rare usage

E. 300-400
600
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472
c
Sale 933, Lot 472, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, 4c Blue Green (210, 211). Horizontal pair of 4c with blind perfs at center, tied by purple handstamp, matching "Rociada, San Miguel Co., New Mexico, 11 Sep. 1884" Territorial datestamp on registered 2c entire to Mora N.M., matching "Registered No." handstamp, with enclosure, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
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473
c
Sale 933, Lot 473, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Green (213). Tied by "New York Nov. 2, 1886" duplex on red and blue Waving Flag with Tribune Building Harrison-Morton Presidential Campaign cover to Benson Vt., some wear affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce campaign cover

E. 150-200
350
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474
c
Sale 933, Lot 474, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Green (213). Two, tied by corks on 2c Green entire to Jaluit, Marshall Islands, corner card for railroad dining station in Utah and with "Blair Utah May 30, 1889" Territorial circular datestamp, New York, San Francisco and Jaluit German P.O. receiving backstamps indicating a six-month journey to reach its destination, minor faults, still Fine, to the best of our recollection this is the first cover to the Marshall Islands we have seen in the classic period

E. 750-1,000
2,500
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475
c
Sale 933, Lot 475, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216). Cancelled by grid, purple "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, 14 Sep. 1889" oval datestamp on cover to Hyde Park Mass., endorsed "Via Japan" a bottom left, blue "Shanghai Local Post AG 30, 1889" backstamp, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, fresh and Fine, scarce usage via U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai

E. 200-300
275
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