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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — International Mail: Greece, Turkey, Syria, India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
749
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 749, International Mail: Greece, Turkey, Syria, India3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two singles, used with 10c Green, F Grill (96) and 30c Orange (71), matching cork cancels (one 3c tied), "Evanston Ill. Nov. 17" circular datestamp on 1869 tissue paper cover to Athens, Greece, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 20" backstamp, carried on the Inman City of London, blue crayon "2" at upper left indicates double rate, red crayon "16" double 8c credit, red "Verviers-Coeln Franco" transit datestamp, red crayon "f6" (sgr.) double-rate credit for service beyond North German Union, receiving backstamp, cover with some wear as one would expect in this fragile paper

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FRANKING PAYING THE DOUBLE 23-CENT RATE TO GREECE VIA NORTH GERMAN UNION CLOSED MAIL. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS TO GREECE AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS DOUBLE RATE.

Ex Cutts (from our 1996 Rarities sale). With 1996 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
750
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 750, International Mail: Greece, Turkey, Syria, India15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Centered to top, tied by unusual cork cancel on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, bold "Middleborough Mass. Nov. 17" circular datestamp and bit of red New York 5c credit datestamp, red "Franco" handstamp, "Norddeutsch Post-Argentur 11/12 No. 1" transit backstamp, slightly reduced at right, Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
950
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751
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 751, International Mail: Greece, Turkey, Syria, India10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Pair, vivid color, few toned perfs, tied by quartered cork cancels and "Newark N.J. Feb. 15" duplex datestamp on yellow cover with printed address to Beirut, Syria, printed route instructions "Via North German Union Closed Mail", red "5" in circle credit handstamp, matching New York transit backstamp, red "Verviers Coeln Franco" transit datestamp, blue crayon "f 3" (sgr.) for credit beyond North German Union, bold Beirut receiving datestamp on front of cover, small part of backflap removed, slight edgewear

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON NORTH GERMAN UNION MAIL COVER TO BEIRUT, SYRIA.

The Laurence 10c 1869 book notes that the addressee was a Christian evangelist who for many years was part of the American Presbyterian Mission in Beirut, where the American University was founded. Dennis served as librarian for the mission and corresponded with other missionaries around the world. There are ten recorded 10c 1869 covers to Syria, including eight sent via NGU Mail. Five of the eight bear two singles to pay the 20c NGU rate.

Ex Mack.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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752
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 752, International Mail: Greece, Turkey, Syria, India2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal pair, used with 24c Grayish Lilac (78a), tied by quartered cork cancels and "Pittsfield Mass. May 6" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Madras, India, sender's directive "Via Southampton" and "Paid 28cts.", red "18" credit handstamp, red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamps, London transit, Sea Post and receiving backstamps, one 2c affected from placement near edge, some expert cleaning and improvements along edges, still Very Fine and rare franking, ex Juhring, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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