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Sale 1054 — The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — Domestic Mail: 6c-24c

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
617
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 617, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Tied by unusual segmented cork cancel, "Grenada Miss. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on cover with Kingsford & Son starch manufacturer's shield-shaped blue cameo corner card, the business origin is Oswego N.Y. and addressed to Oswego, stamp with faint bend, Very Fine, unusual with the corner card used so far from its origin

E. 200-300
150
618
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 618, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Cancelled by bold "S" initial, "Saddle River N.J. Nov. 16" circular datestamp on cover to Brownville N.Y., Very Fine strike and cover

E. 200-300
225
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619
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 619, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Used with 12c Green (117), cancelled by grids, "New York Registered Nov. 11, 1869" circular datestamp with date in manuscript on orange cover to Philadelphia, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, unusual franking to pay the 15c registry fee plus 3c postage

E. 200-300
375
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620
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 620, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c 6c Ultramarine (115),  6c Ultramarine (115) 6c Ultramarine (115). Bright color, used with 10c Green, F. Grill (96), 2c Brown (113) and 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by target cancels, "La Porte Cal." double-circle datestamp on large buff cover to West Gouldsboro Maine, paying a 7-times rate, each with fault, Fine appearance and a rare combination, ex Forster

E. 200-300
225
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621
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 621, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Rich color, used with horizontal strip of four of 3c Rose (65), tied by circle of wedges cancels, "Wilkes Barre Pa. Sep. 17" circular datestamp on oversize orange cover to Reach Haven Pa., 1869 docketing, right 3c stamp defective, slightly reduced at right, Fine appearance, an unusual franking to pay the 6-times domestic rate, one would have thought three 6c stamps would have been used

E. 200-300
120
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622
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 622, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Horizontal pair, used with horizontal strip of three and single of 3c Ultramarine (114), cancelled by grids on oversize registered cover to St. Louis Mo., "Registered Phila. Pa. Jun. 22 1869" circular datestamp, 6c stamps tied by "St. Louis Mo. Jun. 26" circular datestamp, manuscript registry no., vertical file fold at left, reduced at left, Very Fine, scarce franking paying the 15c registry fee plus triple rate

E. 300-400
650
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623
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 623, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Two domestic uses, incl. horizontal pair on quadruple-rate cover, also single used with 3c on triple-rate cover, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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624
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 624, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, used with 2c Brown (157), tied by geometric cancel and "Kendallville Ind. May. 29" circular datestamp on 1874 orange legal-size cover to Huntington Ind., 10c defective, reduced at sides and some cover faults, still unusual quadruple-rate use

E. 200-300
110
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625
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 625, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by "Union Pacific R.P.O. Sep. 29" route agent's datestamp on 1870 manila cover to Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct. 20 receiving backstamp, stamp has slight corner crease, still Very Fine, an extremely rare use of this route agent's marking on a 12c 1869 transatlantic cover, ex Kuphal

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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626
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 626, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by large cork grid cancel, blurry strike of June 1869 New York circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, red forwarder's handstamp, receiving backstamp, Fine use of a single 12c 1869 Pictorial to pay quadruple 3c rate, ex Seybold

E. 200-300
200
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627
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 627, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Natural s.e. at right, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by cork cancels, "Salt Lake City Utah Sep. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on courthouse cover to Leavenworth Kansas, some wear, 3c stamp with light wrinkling, Fine appearing territorial use of the 12c 1869 Issue, paying 5-times 3c rate

E. 200-300
150
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628
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 628, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Deep rich color, used with horizontal strip of three and single 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by cork cancels, "New York Registered Jun. 2" (1869) circular datestamp on printed address registered paste-up cover to Philadelphia, left 3c stamp in strip with perfs affected from placement at top of paste-up, still fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful triple-rate registered cover

E. 500-750
375
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629
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 629, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with horizontal pair 3c Green (158), tied by blue grid cancels, matching "Chicago Ill. Sep. 22 6PM" circular datestamp on 1873 courthouse cover to Leavenworth Kansas, cover contained depositions, some minor edgewear, reduced at left, Fine combination use of 12c 1869 Pictorial and 3c Banknote to pay 6-times 3c rate

E. 300-400
150
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630
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 630, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by circle of wedges cancel, "Gonzales Tex. Dec. 7" circular datestamp on orange 1869 registered cover to Boston, neat "Registered" in oval handstamp, Boston registry circular datestamp, docketed at left

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I ON A REGISTERED COVER. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I USED IN TEXAS.

The 1869 Census book records only three examples of the 15c Type I used in Texas, including two from Gonzales and one from Marshall. The book also records only 20 registered covers with the 15c Type I.

Ex Brown, Moody, Krug, Baker and Ishikawa. With 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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631
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 631, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), cancelled by penstrokes, matching "Skanee Mich. May 31st" manuscript postmark on registered cover with printed address to Lansing Mich., Very Fine, scarce use of the 15c Type I on a registered cover, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
800
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632
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 632, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Centered to left, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), each with matching cork cancel, the 15c tied, on orange registered cover to Seneca Falls N.Y., neat "New York H Registered Jan. 3" circular datestamp, manuscript "2" in upper left corner, Fine, attractive domestic registered usage, with 1992 P.F. Certificate

E. 300-400
250
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633
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 633, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, used with horizontal pair of 3c Ultramarine (114), cancelled by cork, 3c tied by indistinct March 1870 (based on docketing) circular datestamp on oversize orange cover to Quincy Ill., neat "Due 3" handstamp, reduced at sides, stamps with few flaws at top, otherwise Fine, unusual use, franked to pay 7-times domestic rate, it was short paid by 3c

E. 300-400
150
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634
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 634, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Detailed impressions, used with 3c Green (147), cancelled by quartered corks, "Smyrna Del. Oct. 24" circular datestamp on registered cover to Holyoke Mass., bold "Registered" straightline handstamp, receiving datestamp, manuscript registry nos. incl. one tying 3c, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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635
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 635, Domestic Mail: 6c-24c24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors, tied by quartered cork cancel and "Santa Fe N. Mex. May 8" territorial circular datestamp on oversize orange folded registered cover to Fort Garland Col., manuscript "No. 98" registry no. at left, some edgewear, insignificant corner perf crease at lower right (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED TERRITORIAL USE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The 24c stamp pays the 15c registry fee plus the triple 3c domestic rate. The 1869 Census book records 23 domestic uses of this issue -- this is the only one from a territory. All others were used from states.

Ex Hessel. With 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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