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

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

Category — Pioneer Postal Cards

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1147
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1147, Pioneer Postal CardsFire Association of Philadelphia, Fire Association of PhiladelphiaFire Association of Philadelphia. Postal card forerunner depicting fire hose and hydrant, with 2c Red Brown (146) tied by cork cancel and "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 14" (1871) circular datestamp, locally addressed, trivial age spotting, Very Fine, a rare example of one of the earliest forerunners of U.S. postal cards

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
1148
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1148, Pioneer Postal Cards"Herrick's Postal Card", "Herrick's Postal Card""Herrick's Postal Card". Elaborate forerunner card for Herrick's Tea Company in New York, bearing 2c Brown (157) tied by Leaf cancel, to New Bedford Mass., Very Fine, desirable and scarce

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1149
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1149, Pioneer Postal Cards"Herrick's Postal Card", "Herrick's Postal Card""Herrick's Postal Card". Elaborate forerunner card for Herrick's Tea Company in New York, bearing 2c Brown (157) cancelled by grid, missent to Milton N.H. and forwarded to Milton Mills N.H., blue manuscript "Missent" and also "Mills" added to address, light strike of "Milton N.H. Mar. ?" circular datestamp, tear at left, corner crease at upper left, still Very Fine and unusual use of this scarce early card

E. 750-1,000
750
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1150
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1150, Pioneer Postal Cards"Herrick's Postal Card", "Herrick's Postal Card""Herrick's Postal Card". Oversize forerunner card for Herrick's Tea Company in New York, elaborately printed in metallic ink on front and with illustration of building on back, bearing 1c Ultramarine (156) tied by circle of V's cancel, to Rockville Conn., minor edgewear, Very Fine example of this beautiful and very rare forerunner card

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1151
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1151, Pioneer Postal CardsTaylor & Smith, Designers, Lithographers, Label Printers, Engravers on Wood, Taylor & Smith, Designers, Lithographers, Label Printers, Engravers on WoodTaylor & Smith, Designers, Lithographers, Label Printers, Engravers on Wood. Wonderfully elaborate chromolithographic card produced by this Philadelphia printer, back with additional patriotic design in blue, 1c Ultramaine (156) tied by quartered cork cancel, to Cross Rivers N.Y., stamp with rounded corner at top right, Very Fine, a beautiful and very rare multicolored design

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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1152
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1152, Pioneer Postal CardsBillings, Clapp & Co., Citrate of Magnesia, Billings, Clapp & Co., Citrate of MagnesiaBillings, Clapp & Co., Citrate of Magnesia. Light green forerunner card with illustration of bottle, back of card with 1c Ultramarine (145) cancelled by cork, blue "Billings, Clapp & Co. Boston, Sep. 9, 1872" oval company handstamp to Concord N.H., fresh and Very Fine, rare design and early card

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1153
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1153, Pioneer Postal CardsJ. H. Abbott & Cos. Special Post-Message, J. H. Abbott & Cos. Special Post-MessageJ. H. Abbott & Cos. Special Post-Message. Orange forerunner card with wonderfully elaborate designs, advertising for weekly report and expense account books for commercial travelers, with 1c Ultramarine (156) tied by bold oval "Boston Mass." handstamp, to Westfield Mass., few light bends, Very Fine, a beautiful and very rare design

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1154
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1154, Pioneer Postal CardsW. H. Graff & Co., Commission Merchants, Produce, W. H. Graff & Co., Commission Merchants, ProduceW. H. Graff & Co., Commission Merchants, Produce. Green and black forerunner card with Wiseman of Pittsburgh imprint, bearing 1c Ultramarine (156), lightly cancelled, from Pittsburgh to Shanks O., minor overall wear, Very Fine

E. 500-750
300
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1155
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1155, Pioneer Postal Cards"Postal Card of Catlin, Brundrett & Co, "Postal Card of Catlin, Brundrett & Co"Postal Card of Catlin, Brundrett & Co." Forerunner card for woolen merchants in New York, nice elaborate border, with 1c Ultramarine (156) tied by target and indistinct New York duplex datestamp, to Barnegat N.J., some slight toning, Very Fine

E. 500-750
475
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1156
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1156, Pioneer Postal CardsThe Argand with the Clinkerless Grate, The Argand with the Clinkerless GrateThe Argand with the Clinkerless Grate. Two multicolored forerunner cards, unused, first depicts woman and child next to the stove with Weed, Parsons & Co. imprint, light pencil on back, second with red and blue illustration of the stove with Van Benthuysen imprint, trivial soiling, Very Fine, very scarce, the design for the stove allowed for the repositioning of fuel without opening

E. 500-750
325
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