VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF A DIAGONAL BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM THE EVANS CORRESPONDENCE.
This bisect comes from the correspondence written by former U.S. Senator from Maine, George Evans, to his wife. The Evans correspondence was the subject of two articles by the late Susan M. McDonald (Chronicle Nov. 1969, Feb. 1984), who conjectured that Senator Evans was writing to his wife while she stayed at one of the medical spas existing in Brattleboro at the time. According to our records, the Evans correspondence yielded 16 bisects, all diagonal. They were all used between April 26 and May 26 of 1851. Eight are matched halves from four stamps.
Ex Sampson and Boker. With 1949 A.P.S. and 1964 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED FROM BENNINGTON, VERMONT. POSTMASTERS IN VERMONT HAD A COMMON TENDENCY TO APPLY POSTMARKS AND CANCELLATIONS VERY CAREFULLY, AS THIS SUPERB BISECT COVER DEMONSTRATES.
Illustrated in an article titled The United States 1847 Issue by Dr. Carroll Chase in The Philatelic Gazette, Vol. 6 of 1916, p. 258, fig. 36. Ex Ackerman, Gibson, Dale-Lichtenstein and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ARGUABLY THE FINEST OF ALL EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE VERTICAL BISECT. A SPECTACULAR COVER.
This is the only recorded bisect used from Walpole, New Hampshire. The brilliance and care taken in applying the cancel and circular datestamp remind us of other iconic 1847 covers, such as those from Waukegan, Illinois.
Ex Boker. With 1988 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A VERTICAL BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED FROM HARTFORD AND TIED BY A MAGENTA CANCEL. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 ISSUE BISECT USED FROM HARTFORD, AS WELL AS THE ONLY ONE ON A MOURNING ENVELOPE.
The Alexander book lists two right vertical halves used as bisects from Hartford. However the other, with a magenta circular datestamp and black grid, has received a P.F. certificate as not genuine. That makes this the only bisect known from Hartford. It is also the only recorded 10c 1847 bisect on a mourning envelope.
Ex Rust, Hawley and Boker. With 1987 P.F. certificate.