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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
878
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 878, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Pretty shade, margins to in, tied by red grid, matching "Quincy Flor. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on 1851 folded cover to Tallahassee Fla., horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Fine, scarce use of the single 5c in Florida, this is the only reported use of the 5c from Quincy, ex Hart, signed Ashbrook

600
2,200
879
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 879, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by blue grid, matching "Prov. & Wor. R.R. Aug. 20" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on cover to New Haven Conn., gently cleaned with horizontal file fold barely affecting stamp, postmark expertly enhanced, otherwise Very Fine and attractive

835
800
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880
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 880, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, cancelled by manuscript "X" and also by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 9" circular datestamp overstruck by "Paid" handstamp and crossed out, also with manuscript "5" rate at upper right, minor wear, Very Fine, the only reported use of the 1847 Issue from Old Point Comfort, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
350
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881
ng
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 881, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, affixed to folded cover to Philadelphia Pa. and uncancelled, "North Brookfield Ma. Jan. 13" circular datestamp, 1849 docketing inside, Very Fine, a most unusual occurrence for an 1847 stamp to be left uncancelled on a cover by both postal officials and 162 years of collectors, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as unused without gum

2,400
5,000
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882
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 882, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Three large margins, clear to touched at top, cancelled by red grid, matching "New-York Jan. 23" circular datestamp on buff cover to Cooperstown N.Y., with 1851-dated enclosure, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the variety

575
225
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883
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 883, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to full margins, tied by multiple strikes of red grid with matching "Boston 5cts. 15 May" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Dedham Mass., ms. "Paid", Very Fine

575
250
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884
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 884, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Deep shade approaching Brown, large margins to full, cancelled by manuscript, blue "Baltimore Oct. 18" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Philadelphia, light file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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885
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 885, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, color oxidized, tied by pen cancels, perfect strike of red "East Brookfield Mass. June 13." (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter to Boston, datelined North Brookfield Mass., discoloration spot at top left of stamp, still appears Fine and an extremely rare use, this is the only recorded use of an 1847 Issue stamp from East Brookfield, which received no stamps of either denomination, North Brookfield received 1,100 of the 5c

E. 300-400
225
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886
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 886, 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R, large margins to just in, some toning affects stamp and cover, tied by bold strike of blue "Paid" oval handstamp, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Aug. 10" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Norristown Penn., stamp with tiny tear and small crease, otherwise Fine use of this double transfer, with 1996 P.F. certificate

685
250
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887
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 887, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts. 8 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Wareham Mass., light vertical file folds well away from stamp which has light diagonal bend or crease at lower left, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.F. certificate which does not note any creasing, note on back identifies this as coming from the First Delivery

900
300
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888
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 888, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by blue grids, matching "Springfield Ms. ? 11" circular datestamp on cover to Hartford Conn., cover tears and some edgewear, otherwise Fine

635
225
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889
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 889, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York May 19" circular datestamp on light green folded part-printed Prices Current from iron merchants to Philadelphia, some edge splitting, Fine

600
225
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890
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 890, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Intense shade, large margins to in, cancelled by red grid, matching "Cincinnati O. 5cts. Nov. 16" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter with printed illustrated letterhead from Cincinnati Distillery, to Louisville Ky., vertical file fold well away from stamp, Fine, unusual with the illustrated lettersheet

600
225
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891
c
5c Red Brown, Dark Brown (1, 1a). On separate folded letter and folded cover, large margins to slightly in, former tied by blue Baltimore circular datestamp and red grid, latter fabulous color and impression with small ms. cancel (not tied), faint magenta Hartford Ct. circular datestamp at left with matching numeral "5" to left of stamp, Fine lot

E. 300-400
425
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892
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 892, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, large margins to in, tied by red grids with matching "North Brookfield Ms. Oct. 3" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Hornellsville N.Y., stamps with couple trivial flaws, appears Fine, only five covers with 5c 1847 stamps from North Brookfield are recorded in the Alexander census, this is the only cover paying the 10c rate and there are none known with 10c stamps

E. 500-750
400
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893
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 893, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins except top left corner slightly diagonal just touching frameline, dark shade, tied by well-struck red "Ann Arbor Mic. Mar. 23" circular datestamp, repeated at left on 1848 blue folded letter to Detroit, light vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine, an extraordinarily beautiful 5c 1847 cover, the rate from Ann Arbor to Detroit was 5c, this is an unusual double 5c rate

1,750
0
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894
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 894, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, beautiful bright color, tied by blue grids, matching "Lowell Mass. 2 Apr." circular datestamp and "Paid" and "10" handstamps on folded cover to Allentown Pa., stamps affected from placement at edge of cover, some slight wear, left stamp tear at bottom, otherwise Fine

1,420
375
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895
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 895, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, right stamp shows inking anomaly at top, the two positions also show misalignment of entries on the plate, huge margins including sheet margin at top, cancelled by blue grids, matching "Lockport N.Y. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine, Jerome Wagshal regarded this as a double impression and it was so listed in Scott until the 2012 edition, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,300
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896
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 896, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, deep color which is a bit oxidized, full margins to just in at right, tied by red grids and by "Boston 10cts. 10 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to St. Louis, Very Fine

1,250
375
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897
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 897, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1), 5c Orange Brown (1)5c Orange Brown (1). Large margins to full, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Dec. 6" integral-rate circular datestamp, second strike at right on buff cover to "Miss Benjaline French, North 7th St. above Poplar, Westside, Philadelphia", stamp with small tear at upper left, light cover stain from wax seal, otherwise Very Fine, a rare example of the 5c 1847 on cover ostensibly mailed within the city limits of Philadelphia but addressed outside the old city boundary prior to the consolidation of 1854, four such covers are known, all addressed to Miss Benjaline French, in a two-part Chronicle article by Dr. Vernon R. Morris, Jr. (Nos. 199-200), he presents a convincing theory that the covers addressed to Benjaline French were not overpaid drop letters, as previously thought, but were addressed beyond the limits of the old city of Philadelphia, prior to the Consolidation, Ex Ashbrook and Rust, with 1992 and 2010 P.F. certificates, the first declining opinion as to whether the stamp also prepaid the carrier fee

E. 750-1,000
800
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898
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 898, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to in at top, used with D.O. Blood & Co. 1c Bronze on Black (15L13), light acid cancel, 5c tied by red square grid, matching "Philada. Rail Road" straightline handstamp on small cover to New York City, some wrinkling and overall wear, Fine and scarce, ex Knapp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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899
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 899, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in, rich color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Nov. 20" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to South Lee Mass., clear strike of "PAID/BOUTON" two-line handstamp struck just under adhesive, stamp with tiny corner crease at bottom left and slightly affected by vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, rare use of Bouton's local post handstamp, ex Knapp, with 1998 note from Richard Schwartz confirming its genuineness

E. 750-1,000
475
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900
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 900, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Rochester N.Y. 5 Sep. 10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Cobourg, Canada West, ms. "9" Canadian due marking, Queenston transit, receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of a single 5c 1847 Issue on a cover to Canada

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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901
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 901, 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R1, large to full margins, dark shade from early printing, distinct pre-printing paperfold, tied by red square grid cancels, light strike of matching "New-York Aug. 14" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Liverpool, England, endorsed pr Hibernia from Boston", neat "1/-" due marking, clear receiving backstamp, light file folds do not affect stamp which has been lifted and put back on in the exact same spot, Very Fine appearance, ex Pope, Kapiloff and Hill, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the double transfer position or the pre-printing paperfold

2,750
2,100
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902
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 902, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to barely in at top and with huge sheet margin at bottom, cancelled by bold red grid, matching "Mobile Ala. Jul. 16" circular datestamp on 1850 blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans July 15th 1850" to Philadelphia, vertical file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine, desirable with such a wide sheet margin, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,550
750
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903
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 903, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, intense shade, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Cleveland O. Apr. 15" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Norwich Conn., fresh and Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,550
750
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904
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 904, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins, affixed with wax seal and just tied by red grid cancel, matching "Cincinnati O. 10 Dec. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Pittsburgh Pa., wax seal also on back, tiny toned spot in Washington's shirt and small vertical crease, appears Very Fine, with 1982 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,500
600
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905
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 905, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins, tied by light strikes of "Philada. Pa. 10cts. Jun. 12?" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded circular for American Hair Dye of Philadelphia to Piketon Ky., original letter also enclosed, Very Fine and choice

1,550
550
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906
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 906, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, tied by red manuscript cancel, red "Charleston S.C. 10 Jun. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, stamp with small paper wrinkle at lower left, Very Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,550
700
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907
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 907, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, bright shade, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Feb. 8" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, a pretty cover, with 1997 B.P.A. certificate

1,550
650
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908
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 908, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, tied by red grid, matching "Catskill N.Y. Dec. 10" rimless datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Columbus O., matching red "10" handstamp, some age spots, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, the only recorded 10c cover used from Catskill N.Y., with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,550
500
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909
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 909, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins including sheet margin at left, just in at bottom, unusual dry printing at top, tied by red square grid with matching "New-York May 15" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Clarksburg Va., file fold, Very Fine

1,550
600
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910
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 910, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three large margins, just clear at bottom, tied by blue grid, matching "Detroit Mich. Feb. 5" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Pittsburgh Pa., Very Fine, small purple handstamp, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,600
900
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911
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 911, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Attractive shade, couple of small breaks in frameline at left, full margins to clear, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 10cts. 10 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded cover to Montreal, Canada, manuscript "Paid to the lines" and with manuscript "4-1/2" due marking, receiving backstamp, gently cleaned and recent certificate notes vertical crease at right which is all but imperceptible, appears Fine, ex Card, with 2010 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,000
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