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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Bank Note and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2798
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2798, Bank Note and Later Issues6c Carmine, 30c Black (137, 148), 6c Carmine, 30c Black (137, 148)6c Carmine, 30c Black (137, 148). 30c horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges, light strike of red New York Paid circular datestamp also ties stamps on pre-printed Bissell correspondence cover to Ahmednuggur, India, printed "Via Southampton" directive, crayon "54/3" credit to Great Britain for triple 22c rate (18c credit per rate), red crayon "3" British colonial credit, red 1871 London transit, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear, 6c stamp with natural pre-printing crease, Very Fine triple-rate cover from the Bissell correspondence, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
2799
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2799, Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 1c Ultramarine (145), cancelled by Star in Circle fancy cancels, "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 17" (1872) circular datestamp on all-over Mutual Life Insurance illustrated registered cover to Milton, Canada, manuscript registry nos., receiving backstamps, Very Fine, 3c treaty rate to Canada plus 8c registry fee, unusual and attractive with advertising (Missouri "Bears" Coat of Arms) and fancy cancel, ex Andromeda

E. 300-400
400
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2800
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2800, Bank Note and Later Issues2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Tied by unusual Shield in circle fancy cancel on yellow all-over "The Kaballah of the Egyptians" illustrated cover to Philadelphia, stamp with pulled perf at left and rounded corner at bottom right, barely reduced at left, Fine, beautiful design, ex Gabriel, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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2801
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2801, Bank Note and Later Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, intense color, tied by unusual segmented cork cancel, "Memphis Tenn. Jun. 19 10AM" circular datestamp on Hair Growth Tonic illustrated advertising cover to New York, red "Millinery" handstamp at lower left, blue Hartung & Co. receiving datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine stamp and cover

E. 150-200
375
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2802
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2802, Bank Note and Later IssuesBank Note Issue Covers (162, 184), Bank Note Issue Covers (162, 184)Bank Note Issue Covers (162, 184). Two covers, first No. 162 used with No. 157, tied by multiple strikes of Star in Circle, "Petersburg Va. Aug. 1" circular datestamp (likely 1874), on registered cover to Forkland Va., some faults and backflap partly missing, otherwise Fine and rare use which likely pays the 8c registry fee plus double the 3c letter rate, second franked with No. 184, pen-cancelled and tied by target, manuscript "Childers Station CN 4-3-79" postmark and "Official Business" on cover to Tahlequah C.N., crossed out and forwarded to Fort Gibson C.N., opened roughly at right but stamp and writing unaffected, couple small stains, Fine and scarce cover showing markings or addresses of three different Cherokee Nation locations

E. 400-500
250
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2803
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2803, Bank Note and Later Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Pair and two singles, tied by cork cancels, "Morristown N.J. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on Davis correspondence cover to Lima, Peru, back with Peru 10c Orange, Postage Due (J3), tied by 1873 Lima datestamp, docketing on front indicates this was carried back to the U.S. in 1878, stamps and cover with faults, part of backflap missing, still Fine appearance, an unusual 22c rate cover with a combination of U.S. and Peru stamps, the latter has the same vignette of the S.S. Adriatic used on the 12c 1869, making it of great interest and value to the 12c 1869 specialist

E. 300-400
450
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2804
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2804, Bank Note and Later Issues2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Vivid color (slightly oxidized), cancelled by quartered cork on 3c Green Centennial entire (U219), same cancel with "Centennial Philada. Pa. May 26 12M" circular datestamp, addressed to Birmingham, England, with mechanical typewriter, red Philadelphia and 1876 London transits, receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine and desirable, the typewriter was introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and this is a very early use of a device that would soon become ubiquitous

E. 300-400
850
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2805
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2805, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by "Louisville Ky. Apr. 8, 1889" duplex cancel on cover to Goree, Senegambia, West Coast of Africa, with leaf and tobacco company corner card, "T 25 Centimes" deficiency handstamp, various backstamps incl. New York, London and Paris, receipt docketing, slightly reduced at right and small cover tear at right, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2806
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2806, Bank Note and Later Issues2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Centered to right, tied by "New-York Feb. 2 1PM 92" duplex cancel on Seabury & Johnson multicolored advertising cover to Boston, depicting medallions and a factory scene, Very Fine, the epitome of Gilded Age patent medicine advertising

E. 300-400
425
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2807
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2807, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Cancelled by grid, mostly clear strike of purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * 26 Jun. 1891" oval datestamp on cover to West Somerville Mass., second perfect strike of purple Shanghai oval on back along with San Francisco and receiving backstamps, stamp with trivial perf flaw, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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2808
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2808, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Rich color, tied by grid and clear strike of purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * 18 Dec. 1891" oval datestamp on cover to West Somerville Mass., San Francisco and receiving backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2809
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2809, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Jun. 16 10PM 1892" duplex datestamp and oval grid on cover to Somerville Mass., receipt docketing at left, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, stamp with small internal tear near top, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
150
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2810
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2810, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Tied by dotted grid cancel, used with Samoa, 1886, -1/2p Purple Brown, 2p Brown Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (9c, 13c), rich colors, each with gutter margin at left, tied by "Apia, Samoa, Aug. 16" double-circle datestamp on 1893 cover to Koln, Germany, bold "San Francisco Cal. F.D. Aug. 31, 1893" circular datestamp also ties Samoan stamps, New York and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS UNITED STATES AND SAMOA MIXED-FRANKING COVER TO GERMANY.

Ex Vogel. Signed Bloch.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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2811
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2811, Bank Note and Later Issues3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226), 3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226)3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226). Used with Samoa, 1890, -1/2p Brown Violet, 2p Brown Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (9b, 13b), vertical pair and single of -1/2p and horizontal pair of 2p, Samoa stamps tied by "Apia, Samoa Aug. 1" double-circle datestamps, U.S. stamps tied by light strikes of San Francisco registry ovals on 1894 registered cover to London, England, and forwarded to Richmond, England, , registry label overlaps stamps, red London receiving marking also ties 2p pair, various transit backstamps, Very Fine and colorful use, ex Vogel

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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2812
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2812, Bank Note and Later Issues30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Used with 5c Chocolate (223) which is affixed slightly overlapping, tied by blurry New York cancels on cover to Mainz, Germany, printed "Per Steamer" with handstamp "Augusta Victoria" and "Via England.", some corner wear and top flap tear, otherwise Fine, scarce use of 30c 1890

E. 300-400
550
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2813
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2813, Bank Note and Later Issues1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Tied by Buffalo machine cancel on cover to Rochester N.Y. with illustration of Colonial scene and advertising collar, Very Fine

E. 150-200
325
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2814
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2814, Bank Note and Later Issues1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285, 287, 288), 1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285, 287, 288)1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285, 287, 288). Two "American Souvenir" multicolored post cards, one with 5c used Sep. 4, 1898 from Philadelphia to Germany, other with 1c and 4c used Dec. 1898 to Germany, some edgewear, Fine-Very Fine, attractive

E. 200-300
110
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2815
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2815, Bank Note and Later Issues1c-8c Trans-Mississippi (285-289), 1c-8c Trans-Mississippi (285-289)1c-8c Trans-Mississippi (285-289). Imprint and plate no. pairs, each tied by cancel on separate cover, destinations incl. domestic (1c, 4c and 5c), also Canada (2c) and Austria (8c), range of cancels, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group of position pairs on covers

E. 300-400
475
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2816
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2816, Bank Note and Later Issues1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Two singles, cancelled and tied by "Port Townsend Jul. 14" circular datestamp and handstamp on cover to Beverly Mass., large purple "Ship" and "Due 2cts" handstamps with amount in blue crayon, also bearing 2c Postage Due tied by mute handstamp, 1900 receiving backstamp, left stamp small piece missing at top left, right stamp small crease, otherwise Fine and rare use

E. 200-300
275
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2817
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2817, Bank Note and Later Issues1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Complete set, tied by "Nazareth Pa." circular handstamp with mute date on 2c entire to Philadelphia Pa., indicia cancelled by "Nazareth Pa. Jun. 1, 1901" duplex, Philadelphia receiving datestamp on reverse, 1c with two repaired perfs at top, some cover corner wear, neither mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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2818
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2818, Bank Note and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Imperforate (320Ad; formerly 320d), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Imperforate (320Ad; formerly 320d)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Imperforate (320Ad; formerly 320d). Rich color, full Schermack perfs on both sides which are clear of the design, neat wavy-line machine cancel

VERY FINE AND RARE. THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE CARMINE TYPE II DESIGN IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 2-CENT SHIELD ISSUES. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The Scott Catalogue notes that "No. 320Ad was issued imperforate, but all examples were privately perforated with large oblong perforations at the sides (Schermack Type III)." In this respect it is similar to its more expensive counterparts, Scott 314A and 482A.

The Type II imperforate Shield issue is only known in the Lake and Carmine colors. The Lake color exists fully imperforate. The Carmine color is only known with Schermack Type III perforations. We have been fascinated by this listing for some time, and undertook a census. For used examples, we record two singles. Since publishing our census, perhaps three more, including two other covers, have come to light.

Undercatalogued in Scott.

600
1,200
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2819
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2819, Bank Note and Later IssuesExposition Covers, Exposition CoversExposition Covers. Four beautiful multicolored covers, incl. two from 1903 St. Louis World's Fair, one from National Export Exposition of 1899, last is from Hudson Fulton of 1909, each bears 2c stamp, slight edgewear incl. one slightly reduced at right affecting stamp, a colorful group

E. 200-300
160
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2820
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2820, Bank Note and Later Issues5c Louisiana Purchase (326), 5c Louisiana Purchase (326)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Nice centering and margins, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Aug. 4, 1904 4-PM Exposition Station" machine cancel on "World's Fair, Machinery Hall" corner card cover to Berlin, Germany, cover barely reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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2821
c
U. S. Offices in China. July 1920 large-size registered cover from Shanghai to Germany franked with 20c Light Ultramarine (515) and additional 1c and 2c postage from the same series, tied by partly readable Shanghai Registered ovals, backstamps with fancy merchant's cachet, purple Postal Agency double circle, New York "REC'D FOREIGN" double ovals and German receiver, small cover edge faults, attractive and scarce use

E. 150-200
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