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

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

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1075
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1075, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Grill (136), 3c Green, Grill (136)3c Green, Grill (136). Strip of three and three singles, clear grill on the three singles, traces on the stamps in the strip, strip tied together and singles cancelled or tied by blue target, matching "Mapleton Minn. Aug. 7" circular datestamp struck on back of yellow registered cover to Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, blue "Received At Indian Office Aug. 14, 1873" datestamp struck on front and back, docketed on front (in same hand as address) "Bids for Winnebago Indian Trust Lands,", docketing on back notes $10.20 currency enclosed, couple minor flaws incl. one stamp affected from placement over edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual use of the 1870 3c Grilled Issue, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
1076
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1076, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Carmine, Grill (138), 7c Carmine, Grill (138)7c Carmine, Grill (138). H. Grill, vertical pair tied by segmented cork cancel, "Louisville Ky. Oct. 24 5 P.M." circular datestamp on cover to Hanover, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. ?" circular datestamp ties pair, transit datestamp on back, top stamp with tear and couple creases, some toned perfs and light cover soiling, still appears Very Fine, scarce 7c grilled pair on double-rate cover to Germany, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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1077
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1077, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 2c Brown (145, 146), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Brown (145, 146)1c Ultramarine, 2c Brown (145, 146). Tied by Leaf cancel and "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on cover with tannery's red illustrated cameo corner card to Pawtucket R.I., 1873 docketing at lower left, Very Fine, a colorful cover and scarce cameo design

E. 200-300
800
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1078
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1078, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b), 2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b)2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b). Two covers, each used in combination with complete stamp for 3c rate, both covers with Dimock Pa. circular datestamp and ms. dates, each bisect cancelled by corks, with original enclosures, some faults incl. one opened roughly and affecting stamp, otherwise Fine, interesting pair from an original correspondence showing how bisects were accepted at small-town post offices, one with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,600
250
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1079
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1079, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Horizontal pair, tied by unusual square-shaped wedges cancel, "St. Louis Mo. Mar. 25" circular datestamp on registered cover to Oker, Germany, red "New York Registered Mar. 28" circular datestamp, matching "Direct Serv. Paid All" handstamp, various registry nos., receiving backstamp, faint horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, 6c rate plus 8c registry fee

E. 200-300
350
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1080
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1080, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151), 10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151)10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151). Tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "Boston Paid 25 Feb." circular datestamps on cover to Ahmednuggur, India, red crayon "18" credit marking, red 1873 London transit, red "1d" British Colonial rate handstamp, Sea Post and receiving backstamps, minor wear, Very Fine and attractive use, ex Knapp

E. 500-750
600
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1081
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1081, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Pretty shade, tied by "Middleborough Mass. Oct. 25" circular datestamp and cork cancel on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red "New York 4 Oct. 26" transit with integral 4c credit, red German "Wfr 1-1/2" credit handstamp, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, some edge flaws, stamp with tiny tear at lower right, Fine appearance, overpaying the 11c rate by 1c

E. 300-400
160
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1082
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1082, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Tied by "Detroit Mich. Registered Apr. 28" circular datestamp on registered 3c Green entire addressed to Creek Agency, Indian Territory, stamp partly lifted to determine whether grilled or not, minor oxidation and some soiling around perfs, still Very Fine and scarce registered use to Indian Territory

E. 200-300
110
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1083
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1083, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 2c Vermilion (156, 178), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Vermilion (156, 178)1c Ultramarine, 2c Vermilion (156, 178). Tied by blue segmented cork cancels and matching "Chicago Ill. W.D. Sta. Feb. 24 7AM" circular datestamp on blue cover with manufacturer's illustrated corner card to Lowell Mass., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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1084
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1084, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 5c Blue (156, 179), 1c Ultramarine, 5c Blue (156, 179)1c Ultramarine, 5c Blue (156, 179). Tied by quartered cork cancels, "Burlington N.J. Dec. 2" circular datestamp on cover to J. F. Bingham aboard U.S. Flagship Pensacola in care of U.S. consul in Panama, sender's ship-name directive "Per P.M. Str. 'Acapulco'", red "New York Br. Transit Dec. 5" datestamp crossed out with blue crayon, "New York Dec. 16" datestamp, stamps with small faults, otherwise Fine, unusual use

E. 150-200
150
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1085
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1085, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Two, one with straddle-pane margin showing arrow and part of stamp in adjoining pane, rich color, tied by single clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Star in Circle cancel (Weiss ST-8P6) on cover to Hamilton, Bermuda, red "New York Dec. 24" circular datestamp and matching "SHORT PAID" boxed handstamp, scarce "N.Y.P.O./ONE RATE/ SHORT PAID" three-line handstamp on back, ms. "20" at lower right, two horizontal folds clear of stamps, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual and very scarce cover, Kirke census reports six New York Foreign Mail cancel uses to Bermuda

E. 150-200
90
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1086
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1086, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, tied by red cork cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Feb. 5" circular datestamp on orange "Allan Steamship Line" corner card cover to Liverpool, England, endorsed "p Republic" at top and carried by that White Star Line's vessel, receiving datestamps, vertical file fold affects stamp, otherwise Fine, scarce use and desirable with the Allan Line corner card

E. 200-300
225
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1087
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1087, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Horizontal pair, tied by two full strikes of "76" 1876 Centennial Year cancel, "Hollidaysburgh Pa. May 4" circular datestamp on yellow registered cover to Switzerland, addressed in Old German style scrawl (how the post office deciphered the address is a mystery), red "New York Registered May 10" datestamp, Philadelphia registry datestamp and Swiss receiving datestamps on back, "CHARGEE" Swiss registry handstamp, blue crayon forwarding notation, reduced slightly at top and quite a bit at left, exhibits well on standard page, Fine appearance, an unusual registered cover with the rare "76" Centennial Year cancels

E. 150-200
100
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1088
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1088, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two used with 2c Vermilion (178) and 5c Blue (179), tied by targets, "New Haven Conn. Jun. 30" circular datestamps on 1876 tissue-paper cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, red "New York 50 Jul. 1" credit datestamp, red London transit and "3d" British Colonial credit handstamp, receiving datestamp at upper left, slightly reduced at left, overall wear with few tears and edge flaws, still Very Fine and colorful use paying the 27c rate via Southampton

E. 500-750
1,100
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1089
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1089, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162), 10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162)10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162). Tied by grid cancels, "Denver Colo. May 12" circular datestamp on 1874 cover to Bombay, India, red "Chicago Ill. Am. Pkt. 18" credit handstamp, red London transit, Sea Post backstamp, red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp also ties stamps, Very Fine, scarce use to India thru the Chicago exchange office, signed Ashbrook

E. 400-500
275
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1090
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1090, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, used with 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green (145, 147), all tied by cork cancels, "Richmond Va. Apr. 9" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "New York 24 Apr. 10" credit datestamp and red London "Paid" transit, few trivial toned spots and right stamp light diagonal crease, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine, attractive example of 28c British Mail rate to Argentina, signed Ashbrook, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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1091
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1091, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Bright color, tied by quartered cork cancel, bold "Waltham Mass. Oct. 8" (1875) circular datestamp on registered cover to Lausanne, Switzerland, "Registered" in circle handstamp applied at Waltham, red "New York Registered Oct. 9" transit datestamp, "CHARGEE" framed Swiss registry handstamp, receiving backstamps, stamp has tiny inconsequential tear between two perfs at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, 5c GPU/UPU rate plus 10c registry fee

E. 150-200
300
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1092
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1092, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Bright shade, tied by "New-York Aug. 25 P.M. 3" duplex handstamp on 1877 folded letter to Guadalajara, Mexico, endorsed "Str. City of Mexico" at top, receiving backstamp, "35c" due marking, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine, attractive use, ex Albert

725
500
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1093
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1093, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Nicely balanced margins, tied by cork cancel with light strike of "Killingly Ct. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Kobe, Japan, oval "Too Late" handstamp applied in San Francisco, "Yokohama. Japan. Feb. 5" transit datestamp, back with New York (Dec. 11) and San Francisco (Dec. 18) transit backstamps, Hiogo (Feb. 8) receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
300
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1094
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1094, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205), 5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205)5c Blue, 5c Yellow Brown (185, 205). Two covers, first No. 185, rich color, tied by target, "Milwaukee Wis. Jan. 25" circular datestamp on 1879 cover to France and forwarded to Nice, forwarding postage paid by France 15c Blue (92) tied by double-circle datestamp, blue hotel backstamp, minor edge tear at far left, Very Fine and attractive mixed franking, second No. 205, tied by cork, "Sandy Hill N.Y. Sep. 1, 1882" circular datestamp on cover to Bhamo, Burma, with Brindisi, Sea Post Office and third indistinct backstamp, slightly reduced at left, stamp with perf flaws, still Very Fine use to a rare destination

E. 300-400
550
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1095
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1095, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Tied by "New York Jul. 16 7PM 89" duplex datestamp and oval on Catholic publisher's illustrated corner card cover to Natal, South Africa, building illustration on back, Very Fine, 15c treaty rate covers to Natal (non-UPU) are scarce, but the use of an illustrated ad cover is even rarer

E. 200-300
180
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1096
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1096, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by large circle of wedges cancel, "Boston Paid Jul. 28" circular datestamp on grayish brown cover with watchmaker's blue illustrated corner card to London, England, red receiving datestamp, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
110
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1097
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1097, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Two horizontal pairs tied by lightly struck cork cancels and circular datestamp (Chicago City Minn.?) on insurance corner card cover to Sydney, New South Wales, San Francisco transit and receiving backstamps, slightly worn, Fine, scarce franking for double 12c treaty rate, ex Albert

E. 200-300
225
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1098
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1098, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Horizontal strip of four, tied by "New-York Mar. 3, 1883" duplex datestamp and numeral oval cancels on large-size cover to Sydney, Australia, endorsed "Via San Francisco" at top left, red crayon "2" at left, left stamp sealed tear, cover with small tear at top, Very Fine appearance, double 12c treaty rate

E. 300-400
160
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1099
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1099, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Two used on separate covers, each with attempted use of 2c revenue stamp for postage, both marked "Held for Postage", one from Utica N.Y. with printed address and 2c Bank Check tied, other from Peekskill N.Y. with 2c Liberty uncancelled, Very Fine pair of attempted revenue use covers

E. 200-300
300
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1100
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1100, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Treaty Rate to Australasia, 12c Treaty Rate to Australasia12c Treaty Rate to Australasia. Three covers, incl. May 1879 to Brisbane, Queensland with four 10c and three 3c (Nos. 184, 187) paying quadruple 12c rate, May 1885 printed address cover to Auckland, New Zealand, with Nos. 209 and 210, and May 1888 to Auckland N.Z. with strip of six 2c Green (213), over weight limit with "Due 12" and "Insufficiently Prepaid" handstamps, trimmed at right into stamp, Fine group of scarce Bank Note covers

E. 200-300
170
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1101
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1101, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Blue Green, Diagonal Half Used as 2c (211 var), 4c Blue Green, Diagonal Half Used as 2c (211 var)4c Blue Green, Diagonal Half Used as 2c (211 var). Bottom right diagonal half well-tied across the cut by blue quartered cork cancel, matching "Newburgh N.Y. Feb. 28 3PM" circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover to Robert Whitehill (resident of Newburgh), small paper clip rust stain over stamp, minor wear and toning, otherwise Fine, very rare

E. 300-400
800
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1102
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1102, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Affixed over 1p and tied by large dotted grid cancel, used with Samoa, 1890, 1p Green, 2p Brown Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (11b, 13b), affixed overlapping, tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Mar. 26" double-circle datestamp on cover to Baltimore Md., red San Francisco transit and Baltimore receiving datestamp on back, backflap removed

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL THREE-STAMP MIXED FRANKING FROM SAMOA TO THE UNITED STATES.

Ex Hollowbush

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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