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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3056
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3056, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Choice centering, tied by blue "Louisville Ky. Nov. 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp grid duplex on red and blue Shield and Bible Verse Patriotic cover to Fostoria O., certificate mentions couple toned spots on stamp and cover, which have since been removed, the stamp also has a sealed tear at bottom right not mentioned on certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK ON A CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

7,000
0
3057
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3057, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Oct. 22" double-circle datestamp on cover to Kalamazoo Mich., slightly reduced, Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,100
250
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3058
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3058, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73), 2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73)2c Black, 10c Yellow Green (68, 73). Horizontal pair of 10c, natural s.e. at left, each stamp cancelled by unusual 7-ring target, "North Edgecomb Me. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Callao, Peru, 1866 Panama transit, red "12" credit handstamp, missing part of top flap, some soiling, almost Fine

E. 200-300
150
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3059
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3059, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by well-struck Star and Crescent fancy cancel (Rohloff S-10) and "Waterbury Con. Aug. 30, 1867" double-circle datestamp on cover to Waukegan Ill., with original enclosure, cover expertly repaired, stamp with few faults, still Very Fine strike of this rare cancel

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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3060
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3060, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy CancellationsWaterbury Conn. Fancy Cancels, Waterbury Conn. Fancy CancelsWaterbury Conn. Fancy Cancels. One cover and three Postal Cards, incl. Pear-Shaped Grill (Rohloff H-24) on first and various Leafs or Rosettes on others, Very Fine strikes

E. 500-750
550
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3061
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3061, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by well-struck Waterbury Small Bee fancy cancel (Rohloff A-14), "Waterbury Ct. Feb. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on small cover to Winsted Conn., slightly reduced at left and small flap fault, stamp with small faults

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE WATERBURY SMALL BEE FANCY CANCEL ON A 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL COVER.

The Waterbury Small Bee is one of the more available of Postmaster John W. Hills pictorial designs, but covers with clear strikes are rare.

E. 7,500-10,000
6,250
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3062
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3062, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright shade, tied by Waterbury 9-Bar Shield fancy cancel (Rohloff Q-5) and "Waterbury Ct. Dec. 11" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to the Hydrographic Office in Washington D.C., stamp with corner crease

VERY FINE. A CLEAR STRIKE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE WATERBURY NINE-BAR SHIELD FANCY CANCEL.

Illustrated in Rohloff (p. 212)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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3063
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3063, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Centered to top left, small tear at left, tied by Eagle & Shield fancy cancel and "Corry Pa. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on Kent's Standard Oil illustrated advertising cover to Clear Creek N.Y., overall lithographed design in green with illustration of oil barrels, very minor toning, still Very Fine, a scarce cancel which is rarely found on an illustrated advertising cover, Corry Pa. was located in the Eastern Pennsylvania oil region

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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3064
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3064, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Centered to top right, tied by well-struck "A.J." in grid fancy cancel, matching "Brattleboro Vt. 11 Feb." circular datestamp on cover to Hazardville Conn., second partial strike of this duplex fancy cancel at right, slightly reduced at right, some slight edgewear, stamp with small toned spot, still Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel supporting Andrew Johnson

E. 300-400
225
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3065
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3065, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Wide margins, small tear at right, toned perfs, tied by Masonic Square & Compass in Circle fancy cancel, "Charlestown N.H. Sep. 20" circular datestamp on cover to New London N.H., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
250
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3066
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3066, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Few toned perfs, tied by Masonic Square & Compass in Circle fancy cancel, "Charlestown N.H. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Hanover N.H., reduced at left, Very Fine strike

E. 400-500
300
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3067
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3067, 1861-69 Issues and Fancy Cancellations3c Pink, entire (U58), 3c Pink, entire (U58)3c Pink, entire (U58). Bright color, cancelled by Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel, matching "Winsted Ct. Aug. 17" circular datestamp to Pleasant Valley Conn., Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
150
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