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Sale 954 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — 1851-57 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3046
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3046, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Huge margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom and sheet margin at left, cancelled by bold grid on blue folded letter to Elmira N.Y., Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
200
3047
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3047, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 4R1L, large margins to just touched, tied by grid on orange cover to West Chester Pa., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, this is the only position on Plate One Late which is not recut

E. 300-400
375
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3048
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3048, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Three slightly overlapping singles, beautiful rich color, tied together by manuscript "Hallowell" town name applied as a cancellation, blue "Hallowell Me. Oct. 20" circular datestamp on blue cover to Brunswick Me., with 1852 enclosure, the stamps have small faults visible under close examination, otherwise Very Fine, although town postmarks were commonly applied in manuscript, the use of the town name as a cancel in conjunction with the handstamped town marking is extremely unusual

E. 400-500
375
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3049
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3049, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II-IIIA-II-II-II (8A-7-8A-7-7-7), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II-IIIA-II-II-II (8A-7-8A-7-7-7)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II-IIIA-II-II-II (8A-7-8A-7-7-7). Positions 75-80R1E, horizontal strip of six, first and third stamps Ty. IIIA, full margins to in, tied by red grids, matching "Norfolk Va. Jul. 26" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Richmond Va., strip also tied by large purple "Division, War Department, Rebel Archives" handstamp, both Ty. IIIA small flaws, Position 80 with creases, otherwise Very Fine, unusual double-rate franking and first-month usage, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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3050
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3050, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red (9, 11), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red (9, 11)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red (9, 11). 1c huge margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp above, 3c large margins to slightly in, 1c cancelled by grid (a carrier marking), both stamps tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 4" (1856) circular datestamp on cover to New York City street address, waterstain around stamps indicates possible removal and replacement, small wax seal stain at center, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of the 1c 1851 stamp to pay carrier fee in Philadelphia after supply of the Eagle stamp was exhausted in 1856, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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3051
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3051, 1851-57 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Huge side margins, touched to slightly in at top and bottom, tiny corner crease, bluish-green grid cancel and matching "Winthrop Me. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Gorham Me. with James Buchanan three-quarter portrait campaign design, matching enclosure, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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3052
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3052, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (20/21/22), 1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (20/21/22)1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (20/21/22). Positions 10/20/30L4, vertical strip of three, choice centering, tied by indistinct circular datestamps on cover to Hudson City Wis., tiny perf flaws at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates, bottom stamp (Ty. III) with two scuffs that have been colored over, Very Fine appearance, rare combination of the three types, with 1994 and 2008 P.F. certificates, this combination unlisted in Scott either on or off cover, Scott Retail as No. 21 on cover and Nos. 20 and 22 off cover

4,075
700
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3053
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3053, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Two, paying 1c carrier fee plus 1c drop rate, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 30" circular datestamp on cover to local street address, Very Fine and scarce prepayment, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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3054
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3054, 1851-57 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Vertical strip of three with center line at left, deep rich color, choice centering, tied by three neat strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 3, 1859" circular datestamps on gray folded letter to Santa Cruz, Cal., well-struck "Too Late" handstamp, internal scotch tape mends, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
0
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3055
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3055, 1851-57 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 4" circular datestamp on front only with tea dealer and grocer's bronze cameo corner card with illustration of building, lengthy address to Breslau, Prussia, Germany, with sender's routing "Per Prussian Closed Mail" at top left, red "N.York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid May 8" credit datestamp, red "Aachen Franco" framed transit, some wear and minor faults, the stamp has been lifted and reaffixed, still Fine, colorful and highly exhibitable, this is the only 30c 1860 we have encountered with a cameo corner card, if the flaps were still present, the estimate would be many thousands of dollars

E. 750-1,000
600
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