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

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

Category — Official Seals and Christmas Seals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1198
P
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1198, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1), 1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1)1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1). 47 x 30mm affixed to 93 x 71mm card, with full sinkage from 4-9mm around India paper, Very Fine, extremely rare, these exist only as hybrids

1,750
160
1199
P
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1199, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1), 1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1)1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX1P1). 47 x 30mm, affixed to 92 x 70mm card with full sinkage immediately around the India paper, small mount remnant on back, Very Fine, extremely rare, these exist only as hybrids

1,750
225
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1200
P
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1200, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1900, Official Seal, Red Brown, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX11P1), 1900, Official Seal, Red Brown, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX11P1)1900, Official Seal, Red Brown, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (OX11P1). Cut to shape and affixed inside of die sinkage on 97 x 72mm card, couple mount remnants on back, Very Fine and scarce, large die proofs of this issue are known only as hybrids and in this color

750
110
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1201
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1201, Official Seals and Christmas SealsBlack on White, Typeset Seal (LOX1), Black on White, Typeset Seal (LOX1)Black on White, Typeset Seal (LOX1). Two, first Type 3, wide margins, "Leland Brooks" pencil signature, few minor wrinkles, second Type 5, original gum, margins clear all around, tiny internal wrinkle, Very Fine and choice appearance, scarce, only eleven used off-cover and seven unused examples recorded (Kotanchik, p. 196)

1,000
350
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1202
ogbl
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1202, Official Seals and Christmas SealsBlack on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted (LOX8a, LOX8c, LOX8d, LOX8e, LOX8f), Black on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted (LOX8a, LOX8c, LOX8d, LOX8e, LOX8f)Black on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted (LOX8a, LOX8c, LOX8d, LOX8e, LOX8f). Tête-Bêche block of four, Setting 2, containing four perf gauge types, Pos. B and D are the transitional types, original gum, few tiny toned spots and natural gum creases, one seal with small stain, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, with 1973 P.F. certificate (old Scott No.), also includes single rouletted 12.5, Setting 2, Pos. A, original gum, small thin spot, finally two used singles of LOX8f, Setting 4, both are signed and creased as usual, one uncancelled and variety missing 3rd dot from end in signature line, other with part circular datestamp and small tear, Very Fine appearance

2,200
0
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1203
og
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1203, Official Seals and Christmas SealsBlack on White, Blue on White, Typeset Seals (LOX12-LOX13, LOX17, LOX17b, LOX18), Black on White, Blue on White, Typeset Seals (LOX12-LOX13, LOX17, LOX17b, LOX18)Black on White, Blue on White, Typeset Seals (LOX12-LOX13, LOX17, LOX17b, LOX18). One of first, two of second, original gum, No. LOX12 Type I with undamaged frame, one No. LOX13 with slight gum soak at top and small thin, also much better centered than usual as the other known examples are centered strongly left, three of LOX17 showing different plate flaws and singles of LOX17b and LOX18, original gum, few small flaws to be found incl. thin spots or light crease, despite moderate catalog values these are all scarce

2,600
325
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1204
ngbl
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1204, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1888, Official Seal, Chocolate, Imperforate (OX5a), 1888, Official Seal, Chocolate, Imperforate (OX5a)1888, Official Seal, Chocolate, Imperforate (OX5a). Two multiples, first full sheet of 72, Setting 1B, no gum, faults include two 70mm and one 25mm tears repaired with archival tape, few nicks in selvage and light creasing, still a Fine appearing and extremely rare complete sheet with only a few known, also block of 12, original gum, small h.r. on one, others Mint N.H., tiny scissors cut in left margin well away from the design, Extremely Fine, according to Kotanchik (p. 102-103) an unknown quantity of sheets of the typograph first printing was delivered to the Post Office Department rather than to the BEP for perforating and some found their way into collector hands, full sheet listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as pairs

2,400
700
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1205
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1205, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1888-95, Official Seals (OX7, OX8, OX9), 1888-95, Official Seals (OX7, OX8, OX9)1888-95, Official Seals (OX7, OX8, OX9). Three covers incl. first with all or parts of six seals, variety of markings and uses, Very Fine, No. OX8 is very rare on cover, Kotanchik records only six, lot also incl. two covers on an exhibit page with postmaster-created seals, Tilton N.H. and Tuxedo N.Y. respectively

E. 300-400
650
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1206
c
Official Seals on Cover. 33 covers, range of issues incl. couple from 1900, majority from 1907 and 1919 Issues, on covers bearing stamps from the 1902 Issue, Washington-Franklins, few from later issues and several inbound with foreign stamps, mixed condition of course with seals, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
475
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1207
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1207, Official Seals and Christmas SealsBlack on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted 12.5 and 16.5 (LOX8a, LOX8f), Black on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted 12.5 and 16.5 (LOX8a, LOX8f)Black on White, Typeset Seal, Rouletted 12.5 and 16.5 (LOX8a, LOX8f). Two covers, first Setting 2, Pos. C, affixed over right edge of 2c entire, "Mattawamkeag Me. Oct. 5 1904 11 AM" duplex cancel on cover to Lincoln Me., struck twice with "Unclaimed" pointing hand and returned to Mattawamkeag, second Setting 4, affixed over top edge of envelope, used with 2c 1895 Issue, "Bryn Mawr Pa. Jul. 15 01 2 PM" duplex cancel on cover to Watch Hill R.I., Philadelphia machine cancel and Watch Hill receiving circular datestamp on reverse, Very Fine and scarce usage of these seals on cover

3,000
325
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1208
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1208, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1917, Official Seal, Black (OX18), 1917, Official Seal, Black (OX18)1917, Official Seal, Black (OX18). Jan. 3, 1923 registered cover from South Russia to Trenton N.J., franked with an astonishing 150 1912 2 Kopec Russian stamps in three blocks of 50, franking is more than three times as large as the cover, upon arrival in New York Registry Office 56 seals were applied to hold the stamps together (front and back), item was then sent under separate cover from superintendent of Post Office in Trenton to Princeton (not to original addressee), enclosed note from postmaster states, "I am enclosing the Registered letter that I told you about yesterday, which comes from South Russia. These 150 stamps represent 2 Copeks each under the old form of government, and these would represent about 250,000 Rubles, which it requires to bring a Registered Letter from Russia to America...", cover has faults as would be expected, an outstanding item that surely must represent the largest number of seals extant on one cover, illustrated in Kotanchik (p. 155)

E. 400-500
500
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1209
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1209, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Rich color, used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. on embossed Christmas card to Osceola Mills Pa., 1c stamp with diagonal crease at upper right, still Very Fine, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
900
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1210
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1210, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. on embossed Christmas card to local address, few minor toned spots, Very Fine, scarce on card, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
900
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1211
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1211, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Rich color, used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Derby Pa. Dec. 23, 1907" duplex cancel on embossed Christmas card to West Philadelphia, Very Fine, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
850
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1212
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1212, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Used with 1c Bue Green (300) and tied by "Wilmington Del. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. on embossed Christmas card to Chalford Pa., also with receiving datestamp of the 24th, minor soiling, Very Fine, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1213
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1213, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Rich color, used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Wilmington Del. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. on embossed Christmas card to Sparrow's Point Md., some soiling around stamp from gum, otherwise Very Fine, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
500
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1214
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1214, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by indistinct Dec. 24, 1907 pmk. on multicolored Christmas card to Altoona Pa., few corner creases, still Very Fine, scarce, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
450
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1215
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1215, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Rich color, used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 25, 1907, Germantown Station" pmk. on multicolored Christmas card to Germantown Pa., tape stain and small tear at right, otherwise Very Fine use on Christmas Day, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
450
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1216
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1216, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1), 1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1)1907, Type I, "Merry Christmas" (WX1). Rich color, used on 2c Carmine entire and tied by "Marietta Pa. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. to Geneva Minn., also with Harrisburg Pa. (Dec. 24) and receiving backstamp (Dec. 26, oops one day late!) backstamps, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce used on an entire, Green's catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
2,500
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1217
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1217, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2), 1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2)1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Wilmington Del. Dec. 23, 1907" pmk. on embossed Christmas card to Oak Hills Pa., Very Fine, scarce, Green's catalogue value $1,200.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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1218
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1218, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2), 1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2)1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" (WX2). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by indistinct town with clearly readable "Dec. 31, 1907" duplex cancel on embossed Christmas card to San Francisco, Very Fine and scarce used on New Year's Eve, Green's catalogue value $1,200.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1219
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1219, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1908, Poughkeepsie N.Y. Provisional, 1908, Poughkeepsie N.Y. Provisional1908, Poughkeepsie N.Y. Provisional. used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Dec. 24, 1908 8 PM" pmk. on picture post card depicting Museum at Vassar College to Astoria N.Y., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, scarce provisional Christmas seal used on Christmas Eve

E. 400-500
1,500
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1220
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1220, Official Seals and Christmas Seals1908, Types I and II (WX3, WX4), 1908, Types I and II (WX3, WX4)1908, Types I and II (WX3, WX4). Eleven items, incl. six cards, four entires and one cover, nine with either WX3 or WX4, another is post card with 1c stamp and red and silver design from American Red Cross, last is embossed Christmas card with 1c stamp and "Xmas Post, Greetings" label, few small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine and diverse group

E. 400-500
400
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