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Sale 998 — The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

Category — Plate One Late On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
230
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 230, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 80L1, recut once at top and bottom, large even margins, tied by "New York Feb. 14" circular datestamp on Barnabas Bates illustrated propaganda cover with elaborate design for Cheap Inland and Ocean Postage, wonderful depiction of steamship and railroad train, imprint on back, our 1978 Baker sale description notes a "closed tear" in the bottom of stamp but this might be nothing more than a slight crease

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT BARNABAS BATES "CHEAP INLAND AND OCEAN POSTAGE" PROPAGANDA COVER AND BELIEVED TO THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN WITH THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

Barnabas Bates (1785-1853) was born in England and came to the United States as a child. He became a Baptist preacher in Rhode Island, where he was also for some time collector of the port of Bristol under President Adams. Bates became a Unitarian and established in New York in 1825 a weekly paper called the Christian Inquirer. During the administration of Andrew Jackson he received an appointment in the New York post office and was for some time acting postmaster. He became a reform advocate for cheap land and ocean postage, founding the New York Cheap Postage Association, which published this envelope in 1851.

Ex Knapp and Baker.

E. 5,000-7,500
11,500
231
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 231, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 61R1L, recut once at top, huge margins to full including part of two adjoining stamps and left straddle-pane margin, tied by red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1" New York City carrier department circular datestamp on buff cover to local street address with "Erastus W. Smith, Engineer" blue cameo corner card with illustration of steamship, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Caspary and Judd

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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232
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 232, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 31L1L, recut once at top and bottom, minor double transfer, ample to large margins, dark shade and sharp impression, tied by "New-York Mar. 24" circular datestamp on buff cover to Millville N.Y. postmaster with "Holloway's Pills & Ointment" blue cameo corner card, with original printed advertisement enclosure pitching postmasters to help advertise products -- the precursor to modern-day pharmaceutical company marketing -- the stamp has a tiny toned dot in the right margin, which never would have been mentioned before expertizing committees started noting such negligible trivia on certificates, Extremely Fine, a wonderful cover

E. 400-500
550
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233
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 233, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 69L1L, recut once at top, twice at bottom, full to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by neat strike of "Wilmington Del. 24 Mar." circular datestamp on buff cover to Milton Del. with Bennett & Brother's medicine bottle corner card, arithmetic notes on back, Extremely Fine stamp and unusual advertising cover

E. 400-500
550
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234
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 234, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 17R1L, recut once at top and bottom, full margins to just clear, tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 25, 1856" year-dated circular datestamp on unsealed circular-rate cover to Congressman Michael H. Jenks in Newtown Pa. with Daily Globe blue illustrated cameo corner card, couple minor edge tears, Very Fine, Jenks served as a Whig member of the 28th Congress 1843-45, the circular is from John C. Rives and states that Jenks is entitled to volumes of the Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States 1783-89

E. 200-300
425
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235
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 235, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 35L1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to just clear at top, rich color, tied by clear part strike of red "New-York Paid 1 Ct. Oct. 17" integral drop-rate circular datestamp on 1852 folded circular to addressee on Water Street, originated in Liverpool, England, and was carried privately to New York, then dropped at the New York Post Office, file fold clear of the stamp

VERY FINE AND FRESH. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS NEW YORK DROP-RATE MARKING APPLIED TO A ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE STAMP ON COVER.

This cover is illustrated and briefly discussed in Ashbrook's One-Cent book, Volume II, where he states "New York had two postmarks they used frequently on Drop Letters. One was a postmark with 'Paid 1ct.' On prepaid stampless drops this was applied in red. It was rarely used on letters prepaid by a One Cent stamp." (p. 69-70).

Ex Knapp, Baker and Haas

E. 1,500-2,000
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236
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 236, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 64L1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins on bright paper, tied by partly clear strike of red "New-York Paid 1 Ct. Oct. 17" integral drop-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to addressee on Wall Street, undoubtedly from the same source as lot 235, file fold clear of the stamp, minor backflap tear

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TIED ON COVER BY THE NEW YORK INTEGRAL DROP-RATE DATESTAMP.

The postmark, date and handwriting are identical to the cover offered in lot 235. This was probably part of a group of circulars bootlegged from England and dropped at the New York Post Office.

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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237
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 237, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 13L1L, large even margins, beautiful deep rich color and impression, tied by full clear strike of red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Oct. 9" New York City carrier department datestamp on bright yellow cover to local street address, Extremely Fine, a colorful cover in superb condition, ex Malcolm and Grunin (who had paid $750 for it probably more than 35 years ago)

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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238
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 238, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 31R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins including part of left straddle-pane margin, beautiful deep rich color, tied by "Paid" in Rectangular Frame with Integral Square Grid cancel, matching "Bucksport Me. Oct. (?)" circular datestamp on buff cover to local addressee, top right corner of stamp detached and rejoined (entirely in margin and not affecting printed portion), small part of backflap missing, still Very Fine, any form of "fancy" cancellation on the 1851 Issue is rare, the distinctive Bucksport "Paid" -- sometimes called the Bucksport Flag -- was a creative way to simultaneously cancel the whole stamp and mark the letter "Paid", ex Newbury and Haas

E. 500-750
4,000
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239
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 239, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 66R1L, recut once at top, tied by blue "Paid 1ct." in circle handstamp, second strike at left, on 1854 printed Prices Current from Augusta Ga. to Providence R.I., light vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
900
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240
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 240, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 65R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins including part of adjoining stamps at bottom and at left, tied by St. Louis boxed "1ct" handstamp on National Telegraph embossed corner card cover to local street address and forwarded, 1857 docketing indicates message from John C. Crittenden in Frankfort Ky., some faint waterstains along edges, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare usage

E. 200-300
275
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241
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 241, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 99R1L, recut once at top, large margins including sheet margin at bottom, bright color, tied by blue "Philadelphia 1 Paid Jun. (6 or 8?)" (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Pittsburgh, some cover mends and circular portion removed, file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine and choice stamp and an early usage, Scott lists June 5 as the EDU, ex Chase, Brown and Moody (realized $110 in the 1950 Moody sale when it was the EDU)

E. 300-400
275
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242
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 242, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 6L1L, recut twice at bottom (eleven such recuts on plate), full to clear margins, tied by lightly inked strike of "Salem Ms. 1 Paid" integral-rate circular datestamp on printed shareholders meeting notice to Beverly Mass., dated Sep. 22, 1857, Very Fine, ex Haas, Scott Retail $150.00 off cover

E. 150-200
200
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243
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 243, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 49R1L, recut once at top, huge margins including significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, intense shade and impression, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Jan. 2" circular datestamp on cover to local addressee, missing top flap, Extremely Fine drop-rate use

E. 300-400
225
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244
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 244, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 53L1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, large to huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at left, bright shade, tied by "Boston Paid 21 Mar." circular datestamp on folded cover to Newbury Vt., Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
110
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245
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 245, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 97R1L, recut once at top, large even margins all around, tied by well-struck blue "Concord N.H. Paid Jul. 12" circular datestamp on 1855 folded letter to "the Insaine Asylum", vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
160
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246
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 246, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 42L1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, large margins, dark shade, tied by two strikes of "Paid" straightline cancel on cover to Clinton La. with "Official. State Superintendent of Public Education, Baton Rouge, La.", three-line imprint, Extremely Fine, the imprint on this cover was probably printed by George A. Pike, the publisher of the local Baton Rouge newspaper Comet and Gazette, he was also a job printer and is believed to have printed the Baton Rouge provisionals

E. 200-300
160
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247
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 247, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV, V (9, 24), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, V (9, 24)1c Blue, Ty. IV, V (9, 24). Three covers with No. 9, one with No. 24, all from Lockport N.Y., each stamp pays 1c circular rate with either "Circular Paid" label or handstamp, some flaws, a Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

E. 300-400
325
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248
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 248, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 56R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by well-struck "U.S. Express Mail, N.Y. N. York Apr. 6" route agent's circular datestamp on 1853 folded printed circular to Providence R.I., red "B.J. Howland New-York Open Circular" handstamp at upper left, faint vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
1,200
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249
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 249, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 82R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by "U.S. Express Mail, N.Y. N. York Mar. 2" route agent's circular datestamp on 1853 folded printed prices current to Providence R.I., red "B.J. Howland New-York Open Circular" handstamp at upper left, clear "Missent to Boston, Mass. two-line handstamp, light vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
2,900
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250
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 250, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 26L1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, minor double transfer, ample to large margins, deep rich color, tied by lightly struck "U.S. Express Mail, N.Y. N. York May 8" route agent's circular datestamp on 1855 printed cotton market report to Providence R.I., vertical filing crease clear of stamp, Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 300-400
300
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251
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 251, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 6L1L, recut twice at bottom (eleven such recuts on plate), large even margins with part of top sheet margin, tied by lightly inked but readable strike of "St. Louis & Keokuk Steam Jul. 17" contract steamboat route agent's circular datestamp on Jul. 17, 1856 printed market report to Macomb Ill., in care of a firm in Quncy Ill.

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE "ST. LOUIS & KEOKUK STEAM" ROUTE AGENT'S DATESTAMP ON THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

Ex Newbury and Grunin

E. 1,500-2,000
5,250
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252
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 252, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 31R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, rich color from an early impression, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jan. 20" circular datestamp on blue folded cover with embossed Steamboat Agent's deign to Veray Ind., ms. "Price Current" at upper left, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
475
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253
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 253, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 92R1L, recut once at top, huge margins all around including sheet margin at bottom, tied by grid on embossed Valentine cover used within Bangor Me., with original multicolored enclosure, Extremely Fine Gem, a wonderful condition rarity and a beautiful usage, ex Newbury

E. 500-750
850
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254
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 254, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 44L1L, recut once at top and bottom, ample to full margins, deep shade, tied by "Holliston Me. Feb. 26" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to local addressee, with Valentine enclosure (gilt and lace) which fits but cannot definitely be tied to cover, Extremely Fine, a lovely 1c 1851 Valentine cover

E. 300-400
500
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255
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 255, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 23R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, large margins to barely touched, rich color, tied by well-struck "New Haven Con. Feb. 16, 1857" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to local addressee, with original Valentine depicting a young woman, cover with some slight wear, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
2,300
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256
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 256, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 12R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large even margins including portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, tied by light strike of orange-red "Middlebury Vt. Aug. ?" circular datestamp on buff cover to Vergennes Vt., 1853 receipt docketing at left, Extremely Fine stamp with a choice cancel, ex Meroni

E. 300-400
225
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257
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 257, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 9R1L, recut once at bottom (only eight such recuts on plate), large margins three sides including portion of adjoining stamp at left, full at right, tied by red grid cancel on folded June 1854 "Baltimore Price-Current Letter-Sheet" from Landstreet & Orme, Flour Merchants, to Martinsburg W.V., Very Fine and choice stamp and circular with fascinating commentary on 1850's commodities, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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258
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 258, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 52L1L, recut twice at top and twice at bottom, ample margins to clear at bottom, unusual bright shade more typical of Plate 1 Early printing, tied by blue grid cancel on folded cover (no date or content), Very Fine, only two positions on Plate 1 Late have the double recut lines at top and bottom, very scarce

225
180
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259
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 259, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 82R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large even margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, intense shade and impression from an early impression, tied by blue "Gloversville N.Y. Jul. 7" circular datestamp on unsealed orange cover to Nyack N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine, ex White

E. 200-300
225
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260
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 260, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 29L1L, recut once at top, full even margins, deep shade, tied by "Savannah * Geo * Jul. 15" circular datestamp with stars on 1854 folded prices current report to Boston, sender's manuscript directive "Steamer" and blue oval backstamp, Extremely Fine, ex Brown

E. 200-300
225
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261
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 261, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 30L1L, recut once at top, large to huge margins, bright shade, tied by perfect bold strike of "Adams Mass. Oct. 10" (1857) circular datestamp on Benevolent Society folded meeting notice to Boston, light vertical fold clear of stamp, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
700
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262
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 262, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 84R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, huge margins to full, bright shade, tied by blue "Lexington Ky. Jun. 6" circular datestamp on folded cover to Cincinnati O., fresh and Extremely Fine, this may have held a printed circular to qualify for the 1c rate

E. 300-400
200
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263
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 263, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 31R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large even margins all around, rich color, tied by light strike of "San Francisco Cal. 5 Mar." circular datestamp on 1857 illustrated Sugar Refinery prices current to New York, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, scarce circular used from San Francisco

E. 200-300
225
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264
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 264, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 57L1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins showing part of adjoining stamp at top, intense shade and early impression, tied by grid cancel on folded letter datelined Hampden Me. Oct. 29, 1854, threatening a local doctor with publication of "certain correspondence" if he does not leave town in fourteen days, closes "The terms may seem hard to you, but they are light compared with your devilish villany towards a lady of this town", anonymously signed "A Friend to Justice", Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp on a great "Hell Hath No Fury" letter

E. 200-300
275
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265
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 265, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and twice at bottom, beautifully balanced margins, rich color, tied by perfect strike of "Chicago Ill. May 17" circular datestamp on 1853 folded circular to Oregon Ill., file fold well clear of stamp, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
250
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266
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 266, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 80L1L, recut once at top and bottom, huge margins including portions of all three adjoining stamps and sheet margin at right, tied by "New-York 1 Ct. Feb. 8" integral drop-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to New York datelined "Washington, Feb. 7 1853", hand-carried to New York and dropped at the post office, interesting contents in part discuss "Masonic friends of mine, who are willing to assist me in bringing home some copies of my Chart of Geometry and my edition of the Elements of Euclid," some minor cover wear, stamp is an Extremely Fine Gem

E. 400-500
250
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267
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 267, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 45R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, large to huge margins including part of three adjoining stamps, tied by blue "No. Vasselboro Me., Aug. 3" circular datestamps on 1857 folded printed circular for Maine State Agricultural Society with illustrated seal to Bridgeton Me. and forwarded to Conway N.H., Extremely Fine, unusual as no forwarding postage was charged

E. 200-300
170
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268
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 268, Plate One Late On Cover1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9 var), 1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9 var)1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9 var). Position 26R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, intense color in the distinctive Dark Blue shade, tied by blue "Lowell Ms. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on blue folded printed circular for Patent Corn and Cob Crusher and Pulverizer with several illustrations, to Claremont N.H., 1852 docketing, some slight cover wear, Very Fine, a beautiful example of this shade variety

E. 300-400
200
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269
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 269, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 36L1L, recut once at top and bottom, double transfer most noticeable in "O" of "ONE", large margins to full, tied by "New-York Jun. 10" circular datestamp on 1854 folded printed circular to South Lee Mass., light vertical file fold, fresh and Very Fine circular-rate use

E. 200-300
160
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270
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 270, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 68L1L, recut once at top and bottom, full margins to just clear at bottom, tied by "Troy N.Y. Apr. 25" circular datestamp on small drop-rate cover, turned and used a second time to Cambridge Mass., second use franked with 1857 3c Ty. I (25), tied by "Troy N.Y. Paid Nov. 10, 1857" circular datestamp with second strike to left which can be seen through the cover on the local usage side, bottom flap with tear from opening, Very Fine and most interesting, turned covers are not particularly rare, but it is unusual to see one with two different denomination stamps paying different rates, this cover is also enhanced by the time difference between the two uses, allowing for the use of both an 1851 1c Imperforate and an 1857 3c Perforated

E. 400-500
225
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271
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 271, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 83R1L, recut once at top and bottom, used with two perforated 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and tied by "Sacramento City Cal. Dec. 2, 1859" circular datestamps on cover to Mendocino Cal., missing small part of top flap, left perforated stamp with tiny piece out at top, still a Very Fine and unusual combination use of the imperforate and perforated stamps

E. 300-400
275
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272
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 272, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 95-97R1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top, large margins, bright shade, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 5" circular datestamps on cover to Sharpstown N.J. with clothing emporium's blue cameo corner card with illustration of building, wonderfully detailed image with horse-drawn cart

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING COVER, COMBINING A CHOICE STRIP OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IV WITH A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING CAMEO DESIGN.

Truly superb in every respect.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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273
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 273, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 28/38/48L1L, vertical strip of three, full to large margins except clear at top left, tied by two clear strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 5 Jun." circular datestamp on blue cloth-lined cover to "Lieut. F. G. Dallas, U.S.N., U.S. Steamer John Hancock, Puget Sound W.T.", bottom stamp in strip creased before use, otherwise Extremely Fine, a rare use of the 1c 1851 Issue and a fascinating cover, the U.S.S. John Hancock sailed from San Francisco on Mar. 20, 1856, for Puget Sound to help suppress Indian uprisings which threatened to wipe out white settlements and Army outposts established in the early 1850's, she arrived in Seattle on Mar. 28 and operated from that port as a base until Aug. 4 -- this was mailed to Lieut. Dallas on board the ship -- ex Haas

E. 500-750
1,400
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274
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 274, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 78-80R1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, large margins including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom and sheet margin at right, barely touched in places, cancelled by blue grids on small cover to Plymouth Mass., red "Bridgewater Ms. Sep. 21" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous Red, White & Blue cover

E. 500-750
1,400
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275
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 275, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 22-24R1L, left stamp recut one at top and bottom, others recut once at top and twice at bottom, huge margins to full including parts of adjoining stamps at top and right, pretty shade, tied by "N. York & Phil. R.R. Mar. 26" route agent's circular datestamp on 1853 folded letter datelined New York and sent to Philadelphia, horizontal file fold, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
475
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276
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 276, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 47-49R1L, left stamp recut once at top and twice at bottom, others recut once at top and bottom, huge margins all around including parts of seven adjoining stamps, tied by "Peacedale R.I. Feb. 6" circular datestamps on buff cover to Hampton Conn., Extremely Fine Gem, a superb strip and a phenomenal cover

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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277
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 277, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 23-25R1L, horizontal strip of three, large margins all around, tied by well-struck "Hollidaysburgh Pa. Jul. 11" circular datestamps, third strike at right, on orange cover to Huntingdon Penn., trivial cover wrinkling, Very Fine, a pretty cover, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
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278
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 278, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 78-80R1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, large to huge margins, tied by blue "Queechy Vt. Jan. 25" circular datestamps on buff cover to Windsor Vt., cover with slight toning at bottom, Very Fine

E. 400-500
475
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279
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 279, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 87-89L1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, large margins all around showing two adjoining stamps at bottom, tied by light strike of dull green Va. town datestamp on cover to Appomattox C.H. Va., some minor cover wear and top flap tear from rough opening, still an Extremely Fine strip, the Scott Catalogue applies a $400.00 premium for a single No. 9 with a green cancel

E. 500-750
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280
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 280, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 66-68L1L, horizontal strip of three, 66L recut once at top, twice at bottom, 67L once at top, 68L once at top and bottom, huge margins including portions of five adjoining stamps, tied by two strikes of "Montgomery Ala. 14 Jan" (1853) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Providence R.I., tiny scissors-cut at bottom between second and third stamps, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
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281
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 281, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 92-94L1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top, large margins to barely touched, brilliant color, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Aug. 28" circular datestamps on cover to Upper Alton Ill., fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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282
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 282, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 33-35R1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, separated most of the way between stamps before being affixed to cover and tied by "New-York Aug. 3" circular datestamps on cover to Pike Pond N.Y., missing part of bottom flap, Very Fine, the stamps were partly separated by the postal clerk or user so stamps could be torn off a strip as needed, very unusual

E. 300-400
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283
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 283, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 41-42/51L1L, L-shaped strip of three, bottom stamp 51L recut twice at top, once at bottom (only four such recuts on plate), others recut once at top, twice at bottom, large margins to clear at right, bright shade, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Oct. 12" circular datestamp on blue 1854 folded letter to Fairfield Ill., minor wrinkles, Very Fine, signed Ashbook

E. 500-750
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284
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 284, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, full to large margins, tied by light strikes of "Westtown Pa. Jan. ?" circular datestamp and used with Westtown Pa. (2c) Gold (145L1), uncancelled as usual, to Philadelphia, Very Fine, from the well-known Cope correspondence, Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) was the son of Alfred and Hannah (Edge) Cope, he attended Westtown School at this time

E. 500-750
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285
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 285, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 8L1L, recut once at bottom (eight such recuts on plate), ample margins to clear at left, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Charleston S.C., received at post office as a way letter and prepaid as such, docketing at top indicated Mar. 2 origin and Mar. 3 receipt dates, backflap removed, Very Fine, very scarce prepaid way usage, ex Seybold

E. 400-500
425
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286
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 286, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (9, 11A), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (9, 11A)1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (9, 11A). 1c Position 60L1L, recut twice at top, once at bottom (only four such recuts on plate), clear to ample margins, used with 3c single and pair, ample margins to slightly in, tied by double "bounced" strike of "San Francisco Cal. 5 Nov." circular datestamp on buff cover to Boston Mass. ("U.S.A." indicating origin outside the country), lightly inked but mostly clear strike of red "C. H. Leland & Co. Post Office Arcade, San Francisco" ornately-framed handstamp, cleaned and edges slightly improved, Fine appearance, Leland was a mail-bag operator in San Francisco -- this Leland marking is extremely rare

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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287
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 287, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 43-46L1L, horizontal strip of four, left stamp recut once at top, others recut once at top and bottom, large margins to just touched at right, bright shade, tied by three strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jun." (1855) circular datestamp on 6c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U14) to New Bedford Mass., receipt docketing "Capt. Arthur June 13/55", Very Fine, scarce franking to prepay the 10c transcontinental rate introduced months earlier in April 1855, ex Ashbrook

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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288
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 288, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 60L1L, recut twice at top and once at bottom (only four such recuts on plate), ample to full margins, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), large margins to clear, bright shade, tied by "Searsmont Mo. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on 6c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U14) to Rattle Snake Cal., pieces of backflap missing, entire is creased at left and bottom, small tear at top center not affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce recut variety and desirable franking

E. 400-500
325
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289
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 289, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 96L1L, recut once at top, large to huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, used with strip of three 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), all stamps tied by multiple strikes of blue segmented grid, matching "Marysville Cal. Paid by Stamps Dec. 4" circular datestamp on cover to St. Louis Mo., "Jan. 4" handstamp struck at lower right partly over the address, cover wear and missing top flap, outer 3c stamps with creases, still a Very Fine appearing and scarce cover, illustrated in Ashbrook Vol. II on p. 361 (handstamp on back) where he speculates that "Jan. 4" may represent the date this cover became an advertised letter, the distinctive Marysville grid was designed to cancel two stamps at once

E. 400-500
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290
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 290, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 92L1L, recut once at top, full to large margins including part of adjoining stamps at left and top, vivid dark shade, used three singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), all stamps tied by perfect strikes of blue "Troy N.Y. Oct. 9" circular datestamp on orange-yellow cover to Stanbridge, Canada East, red "U. States" in scroll cross-border handstamp, red "St. Johns L.C. Oct. 20" circular datestamp, overall light cover wrinkling, one 3c stamp with light pre-use corner crease, still an Extremely Fine cover with fresh stamps and strong markings

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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291
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 291, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 86L1L, recut once at top and bottom, margins full to just touching at top, used with horizontal strip of three of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by strikes of Boston small "Paid" grid cancel, 1c stamp tied by red "Boston 10cts. 10 Jul." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1855 cover to Montreal, Canada, red "U States" arc handstamp and Montreal receiving backstamp, couple inconsequential cover nicks, Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
275
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292
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 292, Plate One Late On Cover10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Three huge margins, ample at right, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV, 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (9, 11), two 1c (Positions 7L and 44L1L, different shades), full to large margins, 3c large to just barely in, tied by two bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 21 May" (1856) circular datestamp and red "United States" in oval cross-border handstamp on buff cover to Fredericton, New Brunswick, receiving backstamp, backflap removed and minor edge tears at top, 10c small corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, a rare 1851-55 Issue franking for the 15c West Coast rate to British North America, ex Emerson and Piller

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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293
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 293, Plate One Late On Cover10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Positions 4-5R1, horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, deep rich color and impression, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), Position 38R1L, recut once at top and bottom, full to large margins with traces of adjoining stamps at top and left, tied by circular blue grid cancels with matching "Skaneateles N.Y. Feb. 16" (1857) circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Manchester, England, sharp red "19" credit handstamp and vivid red Liverpool transit, receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL FRANKING ON AN IMMACULATE NESBITT ENTIRE PAYING THE 24-CENT TREATY RATE TO ENGLAND.

With 1986 P.F. certificate. Ex Sevenoaks and Hillmer

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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294
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 294, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 65-66R1L, left stamp recut once at top and bottom, right stamp recut once at top, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamps at top, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La." circular datestamp on 1857 folded prices current to Blackburn, England, bold "2" due marking, Liverpool and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
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295
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 295, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 96L1L, recut once at top, full margins and rich color, tied by "Boston Paid 7 Jun." circular datestamp on folded tissue-paper commodities prices current to Salem Mass., bootlegged from London and dropped at the Boston Post Office, datelined "Per 'Africa' Steamer. London, Friday 25th May, 1855.--Five o'clock p.m.", stamp with faint corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine and choice stamp and remarkably fresh circular

E. 300-400
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296
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 296, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 49/59R1L, vertical pair, top stamp recut once at top, bottom stamp recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to in at sides, tied by grids, red "New Orleans La. Apr. 15" circular datestamps on 1855 folded letter to Nantes, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 24" transit datestamp, appropriate French transits and due marking, horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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297
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 297, Plate One Late On Cover1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Dark Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 29-30L1L, horizontal pair with right straddle-pane margin, other sides ample to large, both recut once at top, intense shade and proof-like impression, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), full to large margins, all stamps tied by grid cancels, bold red "New Orleans La. Dec. 19" (1852) circular datestamp on blue cover to Paris, France, no U.S. exchange office markings, red British transit backstamp (Jan. 10, 1856), Calais transit datestamp and "26" decimes due handstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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298
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 298, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 62/72R1L, top stamp recut once at top, bottom stamp recut once at top, twice at bottom, large margins to clear, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), cancelled by grids and tied by red "New Orleans La. May 5" circular datestamp on 1855 cover to Vaison, France, and forwarded to Avignon, "13" decimes due handstamp also ties stamps, various transits including eight backstamps, some slight overall wear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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299
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 299, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 95-96L1L, horizontal pair, both stamps recut once at top, large even margins, used with 3c Dull Red Ty. II (11A), all stamps tied by "New Orleans La. May 6" circular datestamp on 1856 folded letter to Paris, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 14" circular datestamp, British and French transit handstamps, one also ties the 1c pair, endorsed "per New York Steamer" at top, some minor cover edge wear and couple small flaws at top of stamps from placement near the edge, still Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 400-500
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300
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 300, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 47-48R1L, left stamp recut once at top and twice at bottom, right stamp recut once at top, large even margins all around, unusually deep rich color and proof-like impression, tied by "New Orleans La. May 27" circular datestamp on blue 1855 folded printed circular to Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria, endorsed "p first steamer, Printed Circular", also with large ms. "3", receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice, a pretty cover to a scarce destination

E. 500-750
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301
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 301, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 15-16L1L, horizontal pair, each recut once at top and bottom, full to large margins showing bits of adjoining stamps below, gorgeous dark shade, tied by "Jefferson City Mo. Jun. 22" (1858) circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to The Hague, Netherlands, sender's routing "pr British Steamer via Liverpool & Ostend", red "New-York Br. Pkt. Jun. 28" transit datestamp ties pair, red London (Jul. 12) and Gravenhage (Jul. 14) backstamps, manuscript "2/" and "160" due markings, Extremely Fine, outstanding quality and a scarce use of the 1c 1851 to the Netherlands

E. 1,000-1,500
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302
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 302, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 10/20R1L, vertical pair, top stamp recut twice at bottom, bottom stamp recut once at top and bottom, full to huge margins, especially on the top stamp with large portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied by by two strikes of "Terre Haute Ind. Sep. 28" (1857) circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to U.S.S. Constellation at Spezzia, Italy, "New York 12 Oct. 3" debit datestamp also ties stamps, endorsed "Via Liverpool Steamer" at bottom, ms. due rate and seven different transit and arrival handstamps on front and back, also red "Retrodato" straightline handstamp on back, light crease between the stamps, minor cover corner nicks, still Very Fine, attractive usage, ex Emerson

E. 500-750
325
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303
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 303, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 23-24R1L, horizontal pair, each recut once at top and twice at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to just in, tied by blue "Louisville Ky. May 24" circular datestamps on 1855 folded letter to Switzerland, 1c also tied by red French transit, 3c light crease, 1c pair light toned spot, still Very Fine, scarce usage from Kentucky to Switzerland

E. 400-500
250
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304
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 304, Plate One Late On Cover10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins to just touched at top left, used with two singles of 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), Positions 94L1L and 98L1L, and 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), cancelled by grids, "Reading Pa. May 15" circular datestamp on 1857 cover to Grison, Switzerland, red "New-York Am. Pkt. May 16" and transit backstamps, red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, various credit markings including red "12" handstamp, left 10c small corner crease at bottom left, cover with small edge flaws, Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking to pay the 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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305
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 305, Plate One Late On Cover1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Two, ample margins to just touched, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to slightly in at top, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 31" circular datestamps on blue 1854 folded letter to St. Petersburg, Russia, two strikes of "N. York Am. Pkt. 23 Apr. 1" debit datestamp, Aachen and Berlin backstamps, blue manuscript due marking, file fold clear of stamps, Very Fine, a rare 1851 Issue cover to Russia, the addressee -- William L. Winans -- went to Russia at the invitation of the government to build a dozen locomotives

E. 1,000-1,500
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306
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 306, Plate One Late On Cover12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal strip of three, large top margin, mostly ample to clear on other sides, intense shade and impression, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), Position 51L1L, recut twice at top, once at bottom (four such recuts on plate), large margins, dark shade, small surface disturbance (adherence?), tied by three bold strikes of "Piqua Ohio Nov. 18" (1856) circular datestamp on buff cover to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and forwarded to Mt. Korong, Victoria, red "New-York Nov. 22 (Am. Pkt.)" backstamp, red manuscript "12" credit, red London (Dec. 6) and Victoria transit datestamps, Melbourne receiving backstamp, faint edge toning

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE MULTIPLE FRANKING ON COVER TO THE GOLD-MINING CAMPS OF MOUNT KORONG, VICTORIA.

The sender evidently intended to pay the old 37c rate via private ship from England; however, this cover was carried at the 33c rate via Southampton.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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307
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 307, Plate One Late On Cover10c Green, Ty. III-II (15-14), 10c Green, Ty. III-II (15-14)10c Green, Ty. III-II (15-14). Positions 2-3L1, combination pair, left stamp Ty. III from misplaced transfer position, right stamp Ty. II, large even margins, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), Position 41L1L, recut twice at bottom, once at top, enormous margins all around including parts of two adjoining stamps, tied by "Trenton N.J. Sep. 2?, 1856" circular datestamp on small cover to Lieut. Earl English, U.S. Sloop of War Levant, care of American Consul in Hong Kong, sender's routing "Via English Mail Steamer" but prepaid for and sent via American Packet, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Sep. 27" transit, manuscript "1/4" for British transit, Liverpool (Oct. 10) and Hong Kong (date unreadable) transit backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUAL AND SUPERB FRANKING FOR THE 21-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE TO HONG KONG. CARRIED BY THE COLLINS LINE AND DELIVERED TO LIEUTENANT EARL ENGLISH ON BOARD THE U.S. SLOOP OF WAR LEVANT.

Under the command of U.S. Navy officer William N. Smith and with Lieut. Earl English aboard, the U.S.S. Levant sailed on Nov. 13, 1855, for Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope, and Hong Kong, where she arrived to join the East India Squadron on May 12, 1856. On July 1 the U.S. Commissioner to China boarded the Levant for transport to Shanghai, arriving on August 1. At the outbreak of hostilities between the British and Chinese, the Levant arrived in Whampoa on October 28. The Levant took part in protecting American interests, and, in November 1856 saw action during the American amphibious assault on Chinese fortifications on the Pearl River. The Levant received the major part of the Chinese bombardment, with 22 shot holes in her hull and rigging, one man dead, and six injured. The Levant cruised between Hong Kong and Shanghai until she departed Hong Kong on December 7, 1857, arriving at the Boston Navy Yard on April 6, 1858 (source: Wikipedia).

This cover to Lieut. Earl English was carried on the Collins Line Atlantic, departing New York City on Sep. 27, 1856, and arriving in Liverpool on Oct. 9.

E. 7,500-10,000
6,750
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Balance of the Vogel Plate One Late Collection. Approximately 74 singles, five pairs, two strips of three and 28 covers, most are mounted on exhibit pages and identified by position, nice range of shades and town cancels, few colored cancels such as blue or red, most with large margins, covers are virtually all either drop or circular rates but also including one with pair of 1c and 3c to France, another with single used with 3c on 6c Nesbitt entire from Indiana to California, a few flaws which escaped the notice of Ray Vogel and his agent, but overall a collection built with very high condition standards

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THE BALANCE OF A PLATING STUDY OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT FROM PLATE ONE LATE IN UNIFORMLY OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Scott Retail approximately $15,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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