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

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

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1012
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1012, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64). Rich color, tied by neat strike of target, "Painesville O. Sep. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Grand Rapids Mich., trivial edgewear, Very Fine and attractive early use, ex Bilden, signed Brookman

1,100
0
1013
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1013, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64). Brilliant color approaching Pigeon Blood Pink, tied by greenish-blue "Woonsocket R.I. Jan. 4" circular datestamp on orange cover to military address at Alexandria Va., 1862 docketing on back, reduced at left, stamp has short vertical pre-use crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
110
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1014
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1014, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright shade, tied by "Medina N.Y. Sept. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Union Springs N.Y., bold "Due 3" in circle handstamp, opened a bit unevenly at right and minor edgewear, few short or pulled perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine example of this desirable shade, ex Hulme, with 2009 P.F. certificate

5,750
750
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1015
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1015, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65). Average centering, perf faults at left, tied by full clear strike of blue Masonic All-Seeing Eye fancy cancel and matching "Washington Ind. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on orange cover to Dillsburg Pa., the cover is a bit reduced at right as usual for this correspondence (from which most, if not all, examples of this rare cancel originate), still Very Fine, similar cover realized $3,250 hammer in our recent "Artemis" sale

E. 500-750
375
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1016
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1016, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65). S.e. at left, tied by "Alexandria Va. Oct. 7, 1861" double-circle datestamp on purple Capitol Building Patriotic to Etna N.Y., stamp with light corner crease at top left, minor edgewear, still Very Fine and attractive Magnus design, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
250
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1017
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1017, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65). Defective, tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. May 28" double-circle datestamp on red and blue "Patriot of '76" George Washington Patriotic cover to Holyoke Mass., cover with some wear, still Fine, attractive design, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
225
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1018
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1018, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65). Eight singles arranged to form an irregular block, tied by targets on 1864 cover to London, England, clear "Lynn Mass. 24 Paid Feb. 18" circular datestamp in magenta, bold red "Boston Am. Pkt. 3 Paid Feb. 20" exchange circular datestamp also ties two stamps, backflaps sealed by top sheet selvage from British postage stamps, couple stamps with small flaws incl. one with perf faults from placement at edge, still Very Fine, rare example of the Lynn 24c integral rate datestamp resembling the credit markings used at exchange offices

E. 400-500
275
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1019
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1019, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, 2c Black (65, 73). Two covers, 3c cancelled by bold strike of blue "10" numeral, matching "Tully N.Y. Jun. 13" circular datestamp on cover to military hospital in Washington D.C. and redirected to Tully, barely reduced at right and trivial soiling, Very Fine, rare with the "10" numeral on the 3c stamp, 2c Black Jack tied by Maltese Cross cork cancel and unusual "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 20 3PM" circular datestamp on unsealed cover to local street address, Very Fine, this style of Philadelphia datestamp is atypical and must have been a short-lived device

E. 200-300
180
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1020
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1020, 1861-68 Issues5c Buff (67). Tied by target, "New-York 22 Jan." double-circle datestamp on blue folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, bold "5" due marking, color slightly faded, stamp affected by vertical file fold, otherwise Fine

1,400
160
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1021
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1021, 1861-68 Issues10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color, tied by circle of wedges, "New York Sep. 20" circular datestamp on 1867 folded letter to Demerara, British Guiana, clear "St. Thomas SP 30, 1867" and Georgetown backstamps, ms. "4" crossed out and re-rated "5", sender's instructions "pr Brazilian Str. Guiding Star", vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, extremely rare use to British Guiana, our computerized records contain only one other, with two 5c stamps, offered in our Sevenoaks sale in 2000, and we are aware of another 10c cover

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1022
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1022, 1861-68 Issues10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical strip of three, bright color, cancelled by segmented corks and tied by "Dayton Nev. Dec. 28" circular datestamp on 1865 cover to Bremen, Germany, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Feb. 25" credit datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, receiving backstamp of May 15, stamps affected from placement at edge of cover, few cover edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, very unusual use from Nevada to Germany which took 2-1/2 months to reach its destination

E. 400-500
400
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1023
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1023, 1861-68 Issues12c Black (69). Vertical pair, tied by grid cancels with matching "Kingston N.Y. Apr. 8" (1867) double-circle datestamp on small cover to London, England, red New York 19c credit datestamp and London "Paid" receiving datestamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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1024
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1024, 1861-68 Issues12c Black (69). S.e. at left, used with 3c Rose (65) and tied by red "Newark N.J. 29 Sep." double-circle datestamps on orange cover with shoe manufacturer's return address to Frankfurt, Germany, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. Paid 12 Sep. 29" credit datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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1025
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1025, 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and detailed impression, tied by large circle of V's cancel, "Newburgh N.Y. Apr. 14" circular datestamp on 1863 cover to Norwich, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Apr. 14" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

350
160
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1026
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1026, 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac (70). Gorgeous color, tied by neat strike of red grid cancel, matching "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Apr. 23" circular datestamp and also red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid 10 May 3" credit datestamp on 1862 orange cover to Prussia, Germany, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, small "Franco" handstamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a pretty cover apparently overpaying the 15c rate via Bremen-Hamburg Mails

E. 300-400
250
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1027
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1027, 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac (70). Tied by grid on folded letter with indistinct origination datestamp, datelined "Marple 6th Mo. 6th 1862" and addressed to Liverpool, England, care of Brown, Shipley & Co. and with their receiving handstamp, forwarded to London, forwarding postage paid by G.B. 1p Red tied by "466" in barred oval and "Liverpool JU 23, 1862" circular datestamp, Liverpool and London backstamps, some minor splitting along folds, Very Fine, a desirable mixed franking, ex Haas and Hyzen

E. 500-750
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1028
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1028, 1861-68 Issues24c Steel Blue (70b). Used with 1c Blue (63) and 12c Black (69), all three cancelled by neat "Paid" handstamps, "Gorham Me. Feb. 2?" (ca. 1862) circular datestamp on cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. 46 Mar. 1" debit datestamp, red Aachen backstamp, blue manuscript due markings, 24c stamp with some discoloration and cover restored at right, top right corner and back, Very Fine appearance, prepaid for the 37c Prussian Closed Mail rate but over the single-rate weight limit and treated as unpaid, this must have been sent prior to May 1863 when the rate via Prussian Closed Mail was lowered from 37c to 35c, ex Gibson, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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1029
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1029, 1861-68 Issues24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color, tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 19 Dec. 17" circular datestamp on 1862 cover to Dublin, Ireland, transit and receiving backstamps, missing part of top flap, some slight toning just affects stamp, still Very Fine

1,350
425
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1030
 
Sale 1016, Lot 1030, 1861-68 Issues30c Orange (71). Horizontal pair and six singles, tied by crossroads cancels on blue linen-lined piece, red "New York Registered Jun. 15, 1857" circular datestamp, ms. registry no. at top, stamps with few flaws incl. one cut in at left, still Fine and unusual large franking

E. 300-400
300
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1031
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1031, 1861-68 Issues30c Orange (71). Just tied by blue segmented cork, blue "Memphis Tenn. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on 3c entire (U58) to Hannover, Prussia, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Dec. 26" credit datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, some edge wear and light stains, appears Fine, unusual combination overpaying the 28c rate by Prussian Closed Mail, with 1998 Holcombe and 2011 Weiss certificates

E. 200-300
0
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1032
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1032, 1861-68 Issues30c Orange, 3c Red, F. Grill (71, 94). Two covers, first No. 71 used with 3c Rose (65), both tied by grid of bars cancel with matching "Trenton Ill. 10 Sept." circular datestamp on 1864 cover with red and blue patriotic borders on backflaps to Luzerne, Switzerland, stamps with small flaws and cover with some edgewear, Fine appearance, second cover 3c F. Grill with wide margins to in at top, tied by bold strike of "Mummers" fancy cancel and matching "Philad'a. Pa. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on small cover to Utica N.Y., fresh and Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
225
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1033
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1033, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73). Crisp impression, used with 1c Blue (63) and tied by large grids and "New-York Nov. 28, 1863" double-circle datestamp on Union Glass Works illustrated building folded letter to Meriden Conn., minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
225
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1034
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1034, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73). Nicely balanced margins, tied by negative Star of David and "New Haven Con. Jun. 30" circular datestamp on Western Railway, California corner card cover used locally, Very Fine and choice, a pretty cover, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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1035
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1035, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73). Cancelled by quartered cork and used with 12c Black (69), tied by indistinct circular datestamp on orange cover to Genova, Italy, red "New York Paid All Direct Apr. ?" circular datestamp, red "4" credit handstamp, 1868 transit backstamps, 2c with some blunted perfs, cover with expert repairs at top left and underneath stamps (does not affect stamps), still Very Fine and unusual cover sent via North German Union Direct Mails, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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1036
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1036, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73). Used with two 3c Rose (65) and horizontal pair and single of 10c Green (68), cancelled by targets and large "Portland Me. Dec. 28, 1866" double-circle datestamps on orange cover to Srendburg, Denmark, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid ?" circular datestamp and also red "18" in circle handstamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, missing most of top flap, some overall soiling and wear, stamps with few flaws, still Fine and unusual franking

E. 500-750
300
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1037
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1037, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown (75). Three singles, generally defective, tied by cork cancels with matching "Washington DC. Jul. 10 1864" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, red New York credit datestamp and French receiving handstamp, appears Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
110
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1038
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1038, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown, 5c Brown (75, 76). Six covers, incl. three with No. 75 incl. two singles from Penn. to Cal., single to Nova Scotia and single used with 10c to France, three with 5c Brown incl. one with two used to Canada, other two with 10c to France, some flaws, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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1039
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1039, 1861-68 Issues5c Brown (76). Vertical pair, tied by "N. York Steamship" handstamp on light yellow cover to Lynn Mass., top stamp short perfs at right, still Very Fine and attractive use

E. 200-300
170
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1040
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1040, 1861-68 Issues15c Black (77). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by cogwheel cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 30" double-circle datestamp on light yellow 1867 cover to St. John, New Brunswick, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp and cover

E. 300-400
550
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1041
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1041, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Perfs largely intact, tied by neat strike of small target cancel, "Dixon Sep. 17 '67" circular datestamp with unclear state name on cover to New Bedford Mass., part strike of receiving backstamp, stamp with small tear at top, cover reduced at left, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as on cover $2,750.00

E. 500-750
325
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1042
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1042, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Rich color, clearly-defined grill, tied by target, "Penn Yan N.Y. Jun. 27" double-circle datestamp on locally-addressed cover, accompanied by printed "List of Peddlers who hold licenses to sell foreign goods in New York, May 10th, 1868", minor edgewear, Very Fine

625
200
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1043
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1043, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Two, clearly-defined grills, tied by segmented corks, "New Haven Ct. Sep. 29" circular datestamp on unsealed Grocery Dealer's corner card cover to local address, with original printed enclosure for Colton's Select Flavors extract dealer's circular, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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1044
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1044, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Three, clear grills, cancelled by square grids on cover with purple "J. Bigler & Co." illustrated corner card cover depicting floating lumber and ships, to Nyack N.Y., blue July 25, 1868 company origination handstamp from Newburgh N.Y., slightly reduced at right and some minor soiling around a few perf tips, still Very Fine, a pretty cover and desirable use of the 1c E Grill

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1045
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1045, 1861-68 Issues2c Black, 3c Red, F. Grill (93, 94). Horizontal strip of four of 3c, clearly defined grills, tied by corks, "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on 1868 cover to Naples, Italy, red Nov. 10 transit datestamp, red crayon credits, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed handstamp also ties 2c, large "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, some toning at left affecting left stamp, otherwise Very Fine use paying the 14c rate by North German Union Direct Closed Mails

E. 300-400
250
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1046°
c
Sale 1016, Lot 1046, 1861-68 Issues3c Red, F. Grill (94). Rich color, clear grill, tied by bold strike of "A.J." Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel (Rohloff Type R-5) and Waterbury circular datestamp on cover to Windsor Locks Conn., cover with few tears, stamp with light diagonal crease

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE DESIRABLE ANDREW JOHNSON TOMBSTONE WITH SKULL FANCY CANCEL. VERY RARE USED ON A COVER.

Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency after the assassination of Lincoln in 1865. He was unable to secure the nomination for the 1868 election, partly because he had alienated many politicians and the public. This sentiment is reflected in the fancy cancel.

With 1994 P.S.E. certificate

E. 2,500-3,000
2,200
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