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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3108
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3108, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Choice centering, clearly-defined grill, tied by quartered cork and by "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Farmington Conn., stamp and cover with some soiling, cover expertly repaired, otherwise Fine

1,300
0
3109
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3109, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Tied by blue quartered cork, matching "Newark N.J. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Newark N.Y., stamp lifted to confirm grill and hinged in place, light toning spots, appears Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,650
0
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3110
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3110, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Deep shade, tied by red cork and matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 30" circular datestamp on 1868 cover to Switzerland and forwarded to Rome, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 1" circular datestamp, ms. "60" due marking, with original enclosure, adhesive remnant at top left probably where forwarding slip was attached, cover edgewear and tears, still Fine

925
300
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3111
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3111, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Bright shade, tied by red cork cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Feb. 15" circular datestamp on 1c Postal Card (UX1) to Munich, Germany, 1875 usage, New York transit, receiving datestamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, pretty usage

E. 200-300
200
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3112
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3112, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Tied by bold strike of segmented cork on legal-size cover with "Treasury Department, Office of Special Agent, Port of St. Paul, Alaska" imprint to Mrs. Rhoda A. Barnes in Westerville O., bold "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15, 1891" circular datestamp with "Ship 2" handstamp, minor edgewear and slightly reduced at left, stamp with slight soiling, still Very Fine and rare, the recipient's husband served in the Civil War and later as special Treasury Agent for Alaska, the prepayment of this cover resulted in different charges than the following lot

E. 400-500
850
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3113
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3113, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Tied by bold strike of segmented cork on legal-size cover with "Treasury Department, Office of Special Agent, Port of St. Paul, Alaska" imprint to Mrs. Rhoda A. Barnes in Westerville O., bold "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15, 1891" circular datestamp with "Ship" in circle and "U.S. Charge to Collect 10 Cents" handstamps, minor edgewear, stamp with slight soiling, still Very Fine and rare, the recipient's husband served in the Civil War and later as special Treasury Agent for Alaska

E. 400-500
650
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3114
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3114, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues1c Deep Blue, Columbian entire (U348), 1c Deep Blue, Columbian entire (U348)1c Deep Blue, Columbian entire (U348). Cancelled by "World's Fair Station, 1893" machine cancel without day slug, to Weisbaden, Germany, fresh and Very Fine, scarce cancel

E. 200-300
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3115
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3115, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Tied by Washington D.C. Apr. 21, 1898 waving-flag machine cancel on patent solicitor's corner card cover to Madrid, Spain, with "Return to Sender. Dispatch to Spain or Colonies Prohibited on Account of Way. N.Y.P.O." five-line purple handstamp, receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine, postmarked in Washington on April 21, 1898, the date Congress officially declared to be the first day that a state of war existed between Spain and the U.S.

E. 400-500
450
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3116
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3116, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Used with 2c of the same series, tied by "Cincinnati O. Jul. 2, 1902" cancel on cover to Sumiswald, Switzerland, also bearing two Swiss Postage Due stamps tied by "Sumiswald 14.VIII.02" circular datestamps, neat 15 centimes deficiency handstamp at bottom left, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 300-400
200
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3117
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3117, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues1c Pan-American (294), 1c Pan-American (294)1c Pan-American (294). Small tears, tied by Syracuse N.Y. dateless machine cancel on 5-1/4 x 5-1/2 inn. multicolored "None Such Mince Meat" advertising card to So. Woodstock Me., slight crease, otherwise Fine, rare format

E. 300-400
200
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3118
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3118, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Vibrant color, tied by well-struck "U.S. German Sea P.O., Mar. 23" duplex cancel on blue cover to Paris, France, endorsed "Supplementary via 'Kronprinz Wilhelm'", significantly reduced at left and with some slight wear, still Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
950
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3119
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3119, 1867-68 Grills, Bank Notes & Later Issues1c Jamestown (328), 1c Jamestown (328)1c Jamestown (328). Tied by Norfolk Va. May 6, 1907 Jamestown Celebration slogan machine cancel on 9 x 6 in. multicolored Jamestown Exposition fairgrounds souvenir card, National Bank of Commerce ad on back, crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, magnificent

E. 500-750
400
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