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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 and Groups

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3155
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3155, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to cut in at top, tied by "Austin Texas" circular datestamp on manila cover to Goteburg, Sweden, sender's notations "Franca" and "Per U.S. Mail Steamer Via Great Britain", underpaid and rated with manuscript "Due 33", "New-York Am. Pkt. 23 Jan. 29" (1859) debit datestamp, manuscript rates, Hamburg transit backstamp, half of backflap removed, creased along bottom of cover, otherwise Fine, a rare destination in this period, the addressee -- D. F. Bonniers -- was a printer and publisher in Goteburg

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
3156
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3156, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A). Block of seven, large margins to slightly in at right., tied by grids and red "New-York Am. Packet June 27" circular datestamp on 1855 folded letter to Nantes, France, red "New Orleans La. Jun. 19" circular datestamp, endorsed "pr Asia", though no doubt sent by the Collins Line, top row of block originally folded over at top, flap sensibly refolded to display whole block, Very Fine appearance, a scarce 21c American packet rate prepaid in a fashion rarely seen, signed Ashbrook, ex Hubbard, Klein and Piller

E. 750-1,000
850
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3157
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3157, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851 Issue, Ty. II (11A), 3c 1851 Issue, Ty. II (11A)3c 1851 Issue, Ty. II (11A). Four covers, each chosen for appealing shades, margins and colored circular datestamps, first in a shade close to Experimental Orange Brown, perfect strike of blue "Apalachicola Fla." dateless circular handstamp on Dec. 1851 folded cover to Providence, second Position 1R1L with large corner margin selvage, blue N.Y. town datestamp on cover to Cooperstown, third Position 36L5L, bright Rose shade, with bold red Fayetteville N.Y. circular datestamp (cover edge nicks), last Position 93R3, blue Taunton Ms. integral-rate circular datestamp on fire insurance corner card (slight gum soaks), very attractive group

E. 200-300
300
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3158
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3158, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Five covers, first two turned usages, one with 3c 1851 stamps paying the postage both times, second use stamp with double frameline at right, second turned cover with 3c Nesbitt paying the first postage and 3c 1851 paying the second, next three covers each a Feb. 29 Leap Year date, one addressed to Clara Barton, last a folded letter with fascinating slave content, interesting and unusual group

E. 200-300
550
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3159
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3159, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Advertised Covers (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Advertised Covers (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Advertised Covers (11A). Three covers, first with clear strike of "Adv. 1." framed handstamp tying large-margined stamp along with New York circular datestamp on corner card cover to New Orleans, fresh and Extremely Fine, other two with "Advertised" straightline handstamps, one a bit blurry, Fine

E. 300-400
325
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3160
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3160, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, County Postmarks (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, County Postmarks (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, County Postmarks (11/26). 38 items, most are 3c 1851-57 Issue covers, also a few off-cover stamps and entires, each with a postmark incorporating the name of the county in which the town resided, outstanding range of examples with only a small amount of duplication, incl. the unique largest circular datestamp used during the period (from Waynmanville Ga., cover faulty), many others with Simpson-Alexander Rarity rating of 7-10, some faults but condition is generally as Fine as can be found for most of these

AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF RARE 1850'S COUNTY NAME POSTMARKS. THIS IS THE LARGEST COLLECTION WE HAVE OFFERED IN A SINGLE LOT.

During the life of the 1851-57 Issue, postmarks were required to show only the name of the town, state, month and day of mailing. A small number of towns also incorporated the county or postmaster name into the datestamp, though this practice would not become widespread until the 1880's. According to the Simpson-Alexander book, nearly all of the devices which incorporated the county name originate from Zevely family of handstamp manufacturers. All of the postmarks in this lot are scarce, and some are extremely rare or unique. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a large number of these desirable handstamps at one time.

Several P.F. certificates accompany

E. 7,500-10,000
4,000
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3161
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3161, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Green Cancels on Cover (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Green Cancels on Cover (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Green Cancels on Cover (11/26). 39 covers, with green cancels, circular datestamps or both, majority are Nos. 11 or 11A, wide range of usages, several better, most are vivid greens with just a few that are darkened or have a hint of bluish, some faults but many quite attractive and fresh, Fine-Very Fine, scarce in an assemblage this large, the premium over normal Scott Retail for a green cancel ranges from $125.00 to $175.00 each

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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3162
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3162, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Town Cancels on Cover (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Town Cancels on Cover (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Town Cancels on Cover (11/26). 24 covers, many desirable cancels and scarce towns including Star of Turner Me., "C" in Rays of Chestertown Md., postmaster-name circular handstamp of Harrison Square Mass., manuscript "1854" cancel from Waterford Me. (two, one P.F. certificate accompanies), fancy stars from Worcester Mass., "Pepin" Wis., with "North" removed, two from Paris Pa. with rounded red rectangular handstamp with manuscript date, another from Paris with manuscript town name, bold two-line "New Garden Ia" (Indiana) with date and state in manuscript, Poplar Ridge N.Y., boxed Mitchell Iowa, Killingly Conn., several others, overall Very Fine strikes, an attractive and very scarce group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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3163
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3163, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851 Issue, Straightline Handstamps (11-11A), 3c 1851 Issue, Straightline Handstamps (11-11A)3c 1851 Issue, Straightline Handstamps (11-11A). 12 covers, nearly all different, several scarce handstamps, originations incl. Rouse's Point Village (Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad Office), Hoyleton N.Y., Townsendville N.Y., Green Island N.Y. (two, one on corner card), Clermont N.Y. (stamp is close to the Plum shade), Lawrenceville N.J., Haddonfield N.J., Springfield N.H., Cold Spring Conn., couple others, few minor cover faults but most with clear strikes

VERY FINE. A SCARCE GROUP OF STRAIGHTLINE TOWN HANDSTAMPS ON 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE COVERS.

Several covers are ex Alexander. One P.F. certificate accompanies

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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3164
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3164, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, College Postmarks (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, College Postmarks (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, College Postmarks (11/26). 30 covers incl. a few entires, wide range of colleges and institutes with very little duplication, several quite obscure and a few with original contents, some cover faults but many are Very Fine, interesting group

E. 400-500
750
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3165
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3165, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851 Issue, July 1853 New York Collection (11-11A), 3c 1851 Issue, July 1853 New York Collection (11-11A)3c 1851 Issue, July 1853 New York Collection (11-11A). 17 covers and two off-cover stamps, showing day by day progression of the year-dated New York City circular datestamp covering every date from July 11 through July 26, mounted on pages with detailed analyses of the changes in the datestamp as the days progressed, some cover and stamp faults, strikes clear and strong

A RARE COMPLETE "CALENDAR" OF THE FASCINATING "1853" YEAR-DATED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP USED AT THE NEW YORK POST OFFICE FOR FIFTEEN DAYS IN JULY 1853 .

This collection includes both of the scarce Sunday dates on cover, a July 20 example on cover struck without the day slug (in addition to a regular dated July 20 example) and a July 26 example off-cover

E. 3,000-4,000
9,000
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3166
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3166, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851 Issue, Imitation Boston "Paid" Cancels (11-11A), 3c 1851 Issue, Imitation Boston "Paid" Cancels (11-11A)3c 1851 Issue, Imitation Boston "Paid" Cancels (11-11A). Ten covers and two off-cover singles, nice range of "Paid" circular handstamps resembling the well-known Boston Paid's, incl. two with blue negative strikes from Norwich Conn., neat red example from Jamaica Vt., also Ashburnham Mass., Saco Me., Bradford N.H., Haverhill Mass., few others, nearly all Very Fine strikes on attractive covers, worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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3167
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3167, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Orange Cancels on Cover (11A/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Orange Cancels on Cover (11A/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Orange Cancels on Cover (11A/26). Eight covers and one off-cover stamp, each with an orange circular datestamp, almost universally strong and clear strikes, incl. Madison Ga., Butternuts N.Y. (four), Slaterville R.I., Saugerties N.Y., couple others, only two are on the perforated issue, Very Fine and scarce group, premium to Scott Retail for an orange cancel on No. 11 or 11A is $250.00

E. 750-1,000
600
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3168
c
3c 1851 Issue, Colored Cancels on Cover (11-11A). Approximately 120 covers, each with a colored cancel, circular datestamp or both, wide range of colors incl. blue, green, red, couple that tend toward orange and brown, and a few in between, mostly grid cancels, few pen-cancelled, plate varieties, ladies' covers, many with original contents, generally strong strikes and attractive, a few perforated issues noted as well, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,900
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3169
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3169, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Carrier and Local Usages (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Carrier and Local Usages (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Carrier and Local Usages (11/26). 13 covers, range of carriers and locals incl. New Orleans "snow shovel" in green with matching "Car. 2" in oval, Westtown (not tied, P.F. cert), Boyd's City Express, Bloods City Despatch, one 1860 New York example with carrier fee due, showing a "Due 1" handstamp, Lowell Mass. example with pen "1", few others, some of the covers faulty but several are Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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3170
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3170, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Registered Covers (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Registered Covers (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Registered Covers (11A). Five covers, incl. one with red straightline "Registered" on folded letter from Newport R.I. which includes an analysis from Thomas Alexander concluding that it is a not certain but probable genuine pre-1855 registered usage, also a blue straightline "Registered" handstamp on cover from Newbern N.C. (P.F. certificate), and three manuscript registered usages from Middletown Conn., Astoria N.Y., and Greencastle Pa., (two with P.F. certificates), Very Fine group

E. 500-750
475
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3171
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3171, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1857-57 Issues, Railroad Covers (10A/26), 3c 1857-57 Issues, Railroad Covers (10A/26)3c 1857-57 Issues, Railroad Covers (10A/26). Fifteen covers, nice range of route agent markings, several rated scarcer in Simpson-Alexander incl. Mad. River & Lake Erie R.R. (Rarity 7), Sullivan & Passumpsic R.R. (Rarity 7), Baltimore & Susquehanna R.R. (Rarity 8, faults), Louisville & Lexington R.R. (Rarity 7), many others, a couple with 1851 No. 10A, few faults but many are Very Fine and attractive

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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3172
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3172, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Steam and Way Covers (11/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Steam and Way Covers (11/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Steam and Way Covers (11/26). 19 covers, outstanding range of markings incl. a number of name-of-boat handstamps, "From Steamer Master H.M. Wright. J.D. Clarke", "Steamer Geo. Collier", "Steamer J.F. Parsoud", "Packet Steamer New Latona", "Steamer Grand Real Saml. Applegate, Master", "U.S. Mail Packet Natchez", also a variety of "Way", "Steam" and "Steamboat" markings, many handstamps clearly struck, overall Very Fine, an outstanding group with many items that have been offered as individual lots in sales past

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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3173
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3173, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851 Issue, Corner Cards (11-11A), 3c 1851 Issue, Corner Cards (11-11A)3c 1851 Issue, Corner Cards (11-11A). 31 corner cards, mostly advertising, wide range of businesses and styles represented with very little duplication, many in color and quite fancy, a couple are blind embossed, few cover flaws to be expected but overall Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group offering a fascinating glimpse into 1850's businesses

E. 500-750
1,600
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3174
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3174, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Illustrated Covers (11A/26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Illustrated Covers (11A/26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Illustrated Covers (11A/26). 14 covers, either illustrated or with full cover designs, several quite fancy and beautiful incl. No. 25 on Cosmopolitan Art Association advertising cover, three phonography covers, Pacific Mutual Insurance with illustration of N.Y. Trinity Building, "I'll think of thee" fancy poem design with J. A. Howells imprint, Fulton Iron Works, two Starbuck's Trojan plows, fascinating David Prouty & Co. Furnaces, Stoves, Ranges and Grates circular design on reverse, one Union patriotic, couple others, few faults but many Very Fine, a desirable group without the usual simple corner cards

E. 500-750
650
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3175
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3175, 3c Dull Red Shades - Covers and Groups3c 1851-57 Issues, Wine and Liquor Covers (11A, 26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Wine and Liquor Covers (11A, 26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Wine and Liquor Covers (11A, 26). Two covers, first No. 11A, Position 18L2L, margin faults, used on illustrated cover for "W.W. Bliss & Co. Proprietors of Jacob's Cordial", missing part of backflap, otherwise Fine, second No. 26 on corner card for "Whitney Brothers... Manufacturers of Every Description of Wine & Liquor Bottles" with other text related to glassworks, Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
225
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3176
c
3c 1851-57 Issue, Cover Balance. A large holding of more than 500 covers, many with original content, largely Nos. 11, 11A and 26, but we note some of the better 3c Scott numbers as well, large range of shades, cancels and other markings, plate varieties, sheet margins, pairs, etc., some of the covers are rather ordinary but a large number were selected by Mr. Wagshal because something caught his eye as unusual or attractive, some faults, but majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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