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

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

Category — 1851-57 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
992
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 992, 1851-57 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large to huge margins, deep rich color, tied by "Detroit Mich. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on cover with blue DeGraff & Kendrick Boiler and Machine Builder's embossed corner card cover to New York, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 750-1,000
0
993
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 993, 1851-57 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Rich color, full margins to just in at left, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 11" (1851) circular datestamp and used with D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), acid tied, "Blood's Despatch Oct. 11 9. P.M." double-circle datestamp on illustrated Philadelphia & New York Steam Transportation Co. folded bill of lading to New York, Very Fine, ex Mason and Gibson, Scott Retail for No. 15L13 tied and used with 3c Orange Brown $1,000.00

E. 200-300
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994
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 994, 1851-57 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A). Six covers, incl. one a with "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2" (1851) circular datestamp, a second day use, one with a pair, another with N.Y. Express Mail circular datestamp (pen canceled), bright colors, a flaw or two incl. one oxidized, overall Very Fine, each purchased as an individual lot in sales past

1,780
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995
c
3c Orange Brown, Dull Red (10/11A). 19, covers, incl. nice group of four margin stamps with good color and a neat grid or circular datestamp cancel, several Orange Browns, also No. 11 on turned cover, No. 11A with "Maysville Arks March 31" manuscript postmark (rare town marking, Maysville $34.38 in net postal proceeds for Jul. 1, 1856-Jun. 30, 1857), also No. 11 with well-struck Odd Fellows' Three Links, Seeing Eye and Crossed Arrows fancy cancel, on cover but did not originate, the cancel is genuine (2011 P.F. certificate), lot also with three misc. others incl. 10c Green, Ty. II (32) on Quaker-dated cover, few flaws to be found but overall Fine-Very Fine, nice group

E. 400-500
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996
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 996, 1851-57 Issues3c 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, cover with trivial edgewear incl. small repaired tears at top, Very Fine appearance 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. 400-500
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997
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 997, 1851-57 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal pair, margins to in, used with vertical pair of 10c Green, Ty. II/III (14/15), tied by "New Orleans La. Jul. 12, 1857" circular datestamps on gray folded cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New York Paid 24 Jul. 22" credit circular datestamp, French transit and receiving backstamps, scarce, our estimate reflects the rough condition

E. 400-500
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998
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 998, 1851-57 Issues10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and horizontal pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Wabash Ind. Nov. 17" circular datestamps on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Germany, endorsed "via New York & Bremen", red "N. York U.S. Pkt. 8 Paid Nov. 28" credit circular datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" handstamp, Frankfurt and 1857 receiving backstamps, few flaws incl. small piece out at upper right and soiling and 1c flaws from placement at edge, still Very Fine, colorful and unusual franking, the 8c credit marking is unusual

E. 400-500
325
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999
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 999, 1851-57 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Apr. 12" double-circle datestamp on "Liberty, July 4, 1776" Fireworks Dealer's illustrated cover to New Bedford Mass., receiving backstamp, back of cover also has additional illustration of ship, warehouse and text listing other products they sell, with original 1861-dated enclosure which also has several illustration of fireworks, flag and "Balloons of All Sizes", few trivial toned spots, Very Fine, a very unusual and beautiful cover and enclosure

E. 750-1,000
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1000
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1000, 1851-57 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Two, small flaws, tied by corks, "Chester Pa. May 29, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Eagle, Shield and Flags "The Union and the Constitution" Patriotic cover to Pottstown Pa., docketing reads "Jefferson Davis who has tampered with the American Eagle, will yet live to feel its claws", with original enclosure with fascinating contents incl. "What a lamentable affair the assassination of Col. Elsworth was. He is a great loss to the country. I saw him at the 'Continental' the evening Mr. Lincoln was there. He was one of the President's attendants.", minor edgewear, Very Fine, a pretty cover with great contents

E. 500-750
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1001
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1001, 1851-57 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Attractive margins, cancelled by cork with "North Scituate R.I. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on red and blue Rhode Island "Hope" with Anchor, Flag and Charging Soldier Patriotic cover to Easton Pa., a few light toned spots incl. on stamp at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, attractive design

E. 200-300
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1002
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1002, 1851-57 Issues5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Vertical strip of three with sheet margin at left, scissors-trimmed perfs other sides, rich color, with horizontal strip of three 10c Green, Ty. II (32), scissors-trimmed perfs at right and bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 11, 1857" circular datestamp on folded letter to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 36 Dec. 23" credit datestamp (three-times 12c credit for British Packet) also ties 5c strip, transit and receiving datestamps, horizontal file fold does not affect stamps which have some minor toning, small tear bottom right of right 10c stamp, Very Fine appearing and impressive triple-rate franking

E. 750-1,000
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1003
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1003, 1851-57 Issues5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Vertical strip of three with huge inter-pane margin and centerline, showing absence of perfs along the centerline, scissor separated at left with intact perfs, tied by grid cancels with matching "New Orleans La. Sep. 12" double-circle datestamp on blue 1860 folded cover to Bordeaux, France, New York 12c credit datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp and French transit and receiving datestamps, some splitting along folds and age spotting mostly along edges which only slightly affects perfs in a couple places, otherwise Fine, a striking and rare centerline strip on cover, signed Ashbrook who calls it "exceptional"

E. 750-1,000
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1004
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1004, 1851-57 Issues5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Vertical strip of three, scissors separated with intact perfs at right, full other sides to missing at bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 21, 1859" circular datestamp on folded tissue paper letter to Orne, France, red "Boston Paid 6 30 Dec." credit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, light indentations at left of middle stamp, fresh and Very Fine cover, Scott Retail as strip of three off cover $1,250.00

E. 400-500
225
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1005
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1005, 1851-57 Issues10c Green, Ty. III/II (33, 32), 10c Green, Ty. III/II (33, 32)10c Green, Ty. III/II (33, 32). Three items, incl. vertical pair, top stamp Type III, bottom stamp Type II, scissors-separated into top perfs, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (22), tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 18" circular datestamps on legal-size cover front only to New York City; second is No. 32 from Lafayette Ind. to San Francisco; third is No. 33 from Milford Conn. to San Francisco, overall Fine-Very Fine, first with 2008 P.F. certificate, others with older P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
225
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1006
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1006, 1851-57 Issues10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of three with captured imprint at left, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 25, 1860" octagonal datestamps on orange cover to Stettin, Prussia, Germany, red "N. York Hamb., Pkt. 20 Jun. 30" circular datestamp, neat "Franco" handstamp, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left and some wear, left stamp small corner crease at lower left, still Fine, the 20c credit marking is unusual

E. 300-400
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1007
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1007, 1851-57 Issues12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, choice centering, tied solely by red "Phila. Br. Pkt. 19" credit datestamp on cover to London, England, red "Paid G.B. 1858 24MY24" receiving datestamp, some minor gum soaks around perfs and small flaw between the stamps in the perfs, still Very Fine appearance and desirable cancelled solely by the Philadelphia British Packet marking

E. 300-400
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1008
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1008, 1851-57 Issues12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Crisp impression, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "Worcester Mass. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on 1859 blue cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Nov. 9" credit datestamp, French transit also ties 12c, missing top flap, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
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1009
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1009, 1851-57 Issues12c Black, Plates 1, 3 (36-36B), 12c Black, Plates 1, 3 (36-36B)12c Black, Plates 1, 3 (36-36B). Two covers, first with two Plate 1 singles tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Jun. 5" circular datestamp on 1858 cover to London, England and forwarded to Glasgow, Scotland with Great Britain 2p Blue (29), London and Glasgow receiving backstamps, few cover tears and small stamp flaws, appears Fine, ex Gibson, second cover Plate 3 horizontal pair on 1859 pre-printed cover from New York to Sheffield, England, some edge wear, appears Fine

E. 300-400
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1010
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1010, 1851-57 Issues12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, used with horizontal pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and tied by blue grid cancels and matching "Louisville Ky. Oct. 4, 1860" circular datestamp on folded letter to Oldenburg, Germany, red New York 7c credit datestamp also ties stamps, red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, faint vertical file fold affects right 12c, still Very Fine, ex Klein

E. 750-1,000
550
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1011
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1011, 1851-57 Issues30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 18, 1860" octagonal datestamp on registered cover to Vienna, Austria, red "New-York Dec. 19, 1860" circular datestamp (used on registered mail to foreign countries), red "Recomandirt" and boxed "Aachen Franco" transit handstamps, receiving backstamp, expertly sealed cover tear at upper left, right stamp with small sealed tear at top left, still Very Fine, an exceedingly rare registered cover to Austria with a pair of the 30c 1860 issue paying double rate, with 2011 P.F. certificate, ex Gibson, Klein, Kapiloff and DuPuy

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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