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Sale 996 — The Wagshal Collection, Part 3:
3c 1851-57 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3116
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3116, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 4L6, large even margins, rich color, tied by blurry strike of Elmira circular datestamp, but with clear "Feb. 18" date on embossed Chemung Canal Bank corner card cover to Otsego N.Y., enclosure on printed stationery from Chemung Canal Bank dated "Feb. 18 1856", small back tear from opening, otherwise Extremely Fine, the earliest documented use from Plate 6

E. 400-500
475
3117
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3117, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 70R1L with double transfer in "Postage", balanced margins, deep rich color, cancelled by perfect strike of "Paid 3" two-line handstamp, equally perfect matching strike of "Orford-Ville, N.H." arced handstamp with manuscript "Mar. 15th" on 1852 pre-printed folded vote record addressed to the "Clerk of Common Pleas for the County of Grafton-Haverhill", Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous cover

E. 400-500
1,600
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3118
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3118, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 63L1L, margins clear all around, bright shade, tied by perfect strike of blue negative "Paid" cancel with matching "Norwich Conn. Apr. 21" circular datestamp on folded letter to South Windham Conn., light file folds do not affect stamp, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
375
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3119
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3119, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 11R4, large to clear margins, tied by italic "Paid" straightline cancel with matching "Brookline Mass. May 5" double-oval datestamp with the month inverted and reversed, on cover to North Brookfield Mass., mended backflap tear extends just into front at top, Very Fine appearing and striking with the month out of place

E. 200-300
475
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3120
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3120, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Red Brown, Ty. I (11), 3c Red Brown, Ty. I (11)3c Red Brown, Ty. I (11). Margins clear to just touching, indistinct cancel, bold strike of "Adamsville Mich. June 13" semi-circular handstamp with day in manuscript, on cover to Ashton Wis., Very Fine and extremely rare, the listing example in Simpson-Alexander and illustrated on p. 27 (Rarity 10), with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
475
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3121
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3121, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Margins clear to just touching, pen-cancelled and tied by red "Pines Bridge N.Y. Sept. 3d" oval handstamp with date in manuscript on cover to Middletown Conn., Extremely Fine, the listing example in Simpson-Alexander and believed to be unique (Rarity 10), with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
130
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3122
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3122, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Position 62L4, lower right left missing, cancelled by unusual cross in circle, matching "North Hampton Depot. N.H. Aug. 31, 1857" circular datestamp with year in manuscript, despite the stamp fault a Fine cover with a rare town marking

E. 150-200
375
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3123
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3123, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins clear, pen-cancelled, "Nicholville N.Y. Apr. 6 Paid 3" circular datestamp, partly double struck, with date in manuscript and "Paid 3" in an angled orientation, on small yellow cover to New York, small toned spots on cover and one on stamp, an extremely rare town postmark of a style unlisted in Simpson-Alexander, accompanied by lengthy correspondence discussing the postmark

E. 200-300
80
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3124
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3124, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by clear strike of red "North Salem N.Y. Paid 3 Cts" handstamp on cover to New York City, wear and piece of backflap missing, still a Very Fine strike and extremely rare, Simpson-Alexander Rarity 9

E. 200-300
200
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3125
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3125, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to in, tied by mostly clear strike of blue Running Stag in Circle fancy cancel, red "Shelburne Falls Mass. Aug. 14" circular datestamp on small lady's cover to Hinsdale N.H., some toning on the stamp and light cover wear, still a Very Fine and a fairly well-defined strike of this scarce cancel, which usually appears as an indistinct blob

E. 750-1,000
375
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3126
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3126, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to touching, tied by well-struck Odd Fellows' Three Links, Seeing Eye and Crossed Arrows fancy cancel, "Canton Mi. Nov. 2" circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans La., Carroll & Hoy correspondence, stamp a bit toned, small backflap tear, Very Fine strike, scarce example of this distinctive cancel

E. 750-1,000
650
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3127
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3127, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by two strikes of "US" woodcut handstamp, "Haverhill O. April ?" manuscript townmark on 3c Red on Buff Nebitt Entire (U10) to Hudson Summit O., cover with mended faults and backflap reattached, still Fine strikes of this exceedingly rare cancel, this cover apparently was the first to provide the origin of this cancel, Simpson-Alexander shows a tracing but lists it as unidentified, referenced in Chronicle 120, pp. 252-253, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
750
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3128
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3128, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Margins clear to slightly in, rich color, tied by vivid green circular grid, matching perfect strike of "Schaghticoke N-Y. Oct. 11" (1852) circular datestamp on folded letter to Troy N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
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3129
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3129, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Margins clear to just in, cancelled by bold strike of deep green "Paid" handstamp, matching "Denmark Iowa Aug. 24th" circular datestamp with date in manuscript, on folded letter to South Carrollton Ky., datelined "April 27, 1852", fresh and Very Fine, a striking cover, ex Beals and Alexander

E. 200-300
600
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3130
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3130, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Deep shade, margins large to cut in at right, tied by "New-York Nov. 1" circular datestamp on immaculate folded letter to Troy N.Y., perfect strike of blue "Advertised/Nov 15, 52} 1 ct" straightline between bars handstamp, Extremely Fine, a rare and beautiful example of this distinctive "Advertised" handstamp, illustrated in Simpson-Alexander on p. 249, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
650
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3131
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3131, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins, tied by "Chemung R.R. N.Y. Jun 6" route agent's circular datestamp on brown cover to Palmyra N.Y., part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, this was the discovery example of this scarce route agent marking, ex Wyer

E. 150-200
1,700
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3132
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3132, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by clear strike of "Conn. River R.R. Nov. 18" route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter to Troy N.Y., letter datelined Royalston Nov. 17/ 54", stamp with irregular gum soaked margin at lower left, cover with some paper adherence on back, still a Very Fine strike and an attractive cover, rare route agent marking which is the basis for the tracing in Simpson-Alexander (Rarity 9), ex Wyer

E. 200-300
1,700
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3133
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3133, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 56L1L, margins clear all around, tied by mostly readable strike of blue "Montreal & Concord R.R. Oct. 6" (1852) route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Concord N.H., docketing on back, file folds clear of stamp and marking, Fine and extremely rare, the basis for the incomplete tracing in Simpson-Alexander, Rarity 9

E. 300-400
250
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3134
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3134, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by perfect strike of blue "Phila. & Columbia R.R. Jul. 16" route agent's circular datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia, stamp with light toning, Extremely Fine strike of this rare route agent marking, Simpson-Alexander Rarity 9

E. 300-400
2,100
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3135
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3135, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to in, rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 27" (1856) circular datestamp, "Ship" and "2" rate in circle handstamps on cover to Machiasport Maine, forwarder's handstamp, receipt docketing at top, Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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3136
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3136, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 95L2L, tied by "Randolph Macon College Va. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on 1850's cover to Murfreesboro N.C., cover re-used May 10, 1864 for a Confederate soldier's letter sent from near the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House to Charlottesville Va., contents discuss the sender's battalion's movement and the "Yankee" charge, describing heavy Union losses and stating that "a good Providence has still been with us," a war torn cover but a fascinating dual usage, cannot be properly described as "turned" since the front of the envelope was used both times, as such a most unusual cover, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was the second major battle of U.S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign, and was fought from May 8-21, 1864, it is known for the famous Confederate counterattack in the "Mule Shoe", which Robert E. Lee was reported to have initially attempted to lead himself before hearing the familiar "Lee to the rear" calls of his soldiers, the battle saw some of the most savage fighting of the war and gave rise to the name "The Bloody Angle" of Spotsylvania

E. 300-400
375
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3137
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3137, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Plate 1L, large margins and rich color, tied by "Lowell Mass. Jul. 14" circular datestamp on small ornate lady's cover to Epping N.H., likely 1854 or 1855 based on plate wear, fresh and Extremely Fine, a lovely cover, accompanied by a note from Dr. Amonette

E. 200-300
475
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3138
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3138, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 21L6, with left sheet margin, large margins other sides, tied by "Detroit Mich. 3 Paid Jun. 5" circular datestamp, second part strike below, on "Johnson & Dunham Dry Dock Boiler Shop" green cameo corner card cover to New York, Very Fine and choice, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
325
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3139
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3139, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11A). Large margins all around, deep shade, tied by large "Paid" in grid, red "Boston Mass. Oct. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Bath N.H., with Fremont three-quarter portrait, Putnam imprint, Milgram JF-3, with design half of matching letter sheet, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
425
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3140
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3140, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins, tied by "Portland Me. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on cover to New Haven Conn., with Fremont three-quarter portrait, Putnam imprint, Milgram JF-4, small backflap tear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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3141
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3141, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Rich color, margins large to just in, tied by light blue strike of Ill. town datestamp on yellow cover to Raymond N.H., with blue Fremont three-quarter portrait in oval, John Andrew imprint, Milgram JF-36, couple inconsequential cover edge nicks, Fine

E. 200-300
130
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3142
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3142, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just touching at bottom, tied by "New-York Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Cooperstown N.Y., with dark blue "Free Trade, No Monopoly!" slogan in top and bottom of ornately-framed stamp collar, original contents datelined Oct. 22, 1853, Very Fine and choice, extremely rare, this and the following lots are among the earliest forms of stamp collars used in the United States, Dr. Chase notes on back

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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3143
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3143, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by well-struck "New-York Sep. 10" circular datestamp on brown cover to New London Conn., with dark blue "Free Trade, No Monopoly!" slogan above and below ornately-framed stamp collar, trivial edgewear, Very Fine and rare, among the earliest forms of stamp collars used in the United States, a similar example (ex Piller) sold in our Jarrett Sale 970, Chase illustrates another on p. 355, otherwise we found no others using Power Search

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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3144
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3144, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by "New-York Nov. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., with dark blue ornately-framed stamp collar, matching the example in the prior lot but without the "Free Trade, No Monopoly!" declaration, missing backflap, still Fine and rare, ex Toaspern with his handstamp on back

E. 400-500
300
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3145
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3145, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at bottom, tied by light strike of Philadelphia circular datestamp on cover to Lamar Pa., ornate "Miller & Lyon, 95 Market St. Phi" stamp collar, 1852 docketing on back, cover with edgewear all around, still a Fine appearing and rare advertising stamp collar, we have not encountered another of this design, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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3146
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3146, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins all around, tied by red "Leavenworth City K.T. Nov. 1854" year-dated circular datestamp on folded letter from the Kansas District Attorney, stamp with small corner creases, Fine and very rare, this is reported to be the only 1854 year-dated marking known, ex Amonette, with 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
375
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3147
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3147, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins incl. sheet margin at right, pen cancel, "Maysville Arks March 31" manuscript postmark on 1856 folded letter to Van Buren Arkansas, stamp with light toning and small margin faults, Fine appearance and an extremely rare town marking, Maysville ($34.38 in net postal proceeds for Jul. 1, 1856-Jun. 30, 1857) was formally known as Beaties Prairie, accompanied by extensive correspondence discussing the cover

E. 150-200
0
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3148
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3148, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Pair, bright color, nicely complemented by blue segmented cork and matching "Marysville Cal. Paid by Stamps Mar. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., some light cover toning and some edgewear which slightly affects the pair, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive 6c rate cover to New York with the Marysville grid which was designed to cancel two stamps at once

E. 300-400
225
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3149
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3149, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 40/50/60R1L, vertical strip of three, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), Position 85L1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 5 Jan." circular datestamps on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Ursa Ill., red Nesbitt printed seal on top flap, trivial edge soiling, Very Fine, apparently a 3c overpayment of the 10c rate

E. 300-400
400
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3150
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3150, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 85-86/95-96R3, block of four, large margins to barely touched at lower right, bright color, cancelled by multiple strikes of blue grid, two tie the block, perfect matching "Haverhill N.H. Apr. 26" circular datestamp on outer folded cover to Rumney N.H., contents refers to business enclosures which would have required the multiple rate, two light file folds well clear of block, fresh and Extremely Fine, blocks of this issue on cover are seldom encountered in the pristine condition of this block and cover

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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