Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1839
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1839, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover10c Yellow (116). Two and part of a third, tied by circle of wedges cancel, “San Francisco Cal. Sep. 13” circular datestamp on 1870 Keim correspondence cover to Hartford Conn., mailed from the westbound Pacific Mail Steamer China and transferred while at sea to the eastbound steamer America, magenta “China and Japan Steam Service” oval handstamp at left, sender’s routing “Per Pacific Mail Steamer America at Sea Pacific Ocean”, defective where opened at right causing loss of part of third stamp, other stamps light corner creases,, scarce, the De Benneville Randolph Keim correspondence from the Far East to his future wife, Jane Amelia Owen, is discussed in an article by Scott Trepel in Chronicle 233 (Feb. 2012, pp. 59-68), Keim sent this cover as a passenger on the outbound trip of the PMSS China, which departed San Francisco on Sep. 1, 1870, it is marked “A1” by Jane Owen to indicate it was the first letter she had received since Keim’s departure, the at-sea transfer of this cover is proven by archival evidence of Keim’s departure date and by sailing schedules

E. 750-1,000
500
1840
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1840, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover10c Yellow (116). Three covers: first with horizontal pair tied by targets, "San Buenaventura Cal. Jun. 4" circular datestamp to Bremen, Germany; second with vertical pair tied by cork and used from New York to Germany, cover tear and bottom stamp with light crease; last bears single cancelled by circle of wedges, "New Orleans La. Apr. 26" circular datestamp on cover to France, each with minor edgewear, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
475
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1841
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1841, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, wide margins, cancelled by rosette and tied by "New York Paid 3 Jun. 29" credit datestamp on cover to Paris, France, small red "PD" handstamp, also with clear strike of blue Cherbourg transit, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, attractive use of the 15c Type I to France, ex Worthington and Laehder, signed Ashbrook, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,900
650
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1842
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1842, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Tied by targets and also by "Rossville Ind. ? 20" circular datestamp on registered 3c Green entire (U82) to Dayton O., manuscript registry no. at upper left, slightly reduced at left, stamp with small corner crease at top left, stamp also with purple manuscript notation, Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1843
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1843, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), both stamps well-centered with rich colors, tied by targets, matching "Wallingford Vt. May 27" circular datestamp on registered cover to Austerlitz N.Y., Extremely Fine, a choice example of the 15c domestic registry fee, ex Juhring (1981, when it realized $1,760), Rose and Hill

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1844
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1844, 1869 Pictorial Issue on Cover15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, perfs in, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by large segmented cork cancels, "New-York Registered Jul. 2" small circular datestamp on orange cover to Milford Conn., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 500-750
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1845
c
1869 Pictorial Issue Covers. Six, incl. Nos. 114 and 119 on registered cover from Mo. to Ill. (15c light horizontal crease), three 3c incl. one on ad cover and one with green cancel, 6c from Fort Riley Kans., 1c and 2c used from Griffin Ga. to Decatur with docketing "Treatment of Meningitis", faults, few appear Fine, first and last with P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
425
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