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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — International Mail: South America

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
674
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 674, International Mail: South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal pair, beautiful deep shade, used with 1c Buff (112), s.e. slightly in at left, pair and single tied by segmented cork cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Oct. 22" (1869) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Rosario, Argentina, red "15" credit handstamp struck three times and ties pair, blue crayon "5c" rate notation, receipt docketing

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 12-CENT AND ONE-CENT 1869 ISSUE ON A 25-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE COVER TO ARGENTINA.

This combination paid the 25c rate for service via American packet to Rio de Janeiro, and from there by French packet to Buenos Aires. The 1869 PRA Census records only three 12c covers to Argentina.

Ex Juhring, Rose and Kuphal

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
675
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 675, International Mail: South America10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, used with 24c Gray Lilac, F Grill (99), tied by quartered cork cancels, red "San Francisco Cal. Paid Nov. 18" circular datestamp on buff 1870 cover to Lima, Peru, red "12" credit to Great Britain, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at left, small cover tear at top, expert stain removal in address panel, 10c small toned spot, still Very Fine appearance, unusual use, franked to pay the 34c rate by American packet and then by British packet from Panama, the rate was lowered to 22c in March so this was overpaid by 12c

E. 500-750
750
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676
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 676, International Mail: South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two singles, affixed slightly overlapping, left stamp natural s.e. at left, used with 10c Yellow (116), tied by crossroads cancels on 1870 cover to Lima, Peru, red "12" credit handstamp, Mar. 8, 1870 receiving backstamp, 10c stamp small sealed tear, repaired cover tear at top left, backflap replaced

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION FRANKING OF 12-CENT AND 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE COVER TO PERU.

The franking on this cover was sufficient to pay the 34c rate via American and then British packet. The transition to 22c occurred shortly before the cover was mailed and the 12c credit confirms that it was treated as a 22c cover.

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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677
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 677, International Mail: South America2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Two, used with horizontal strip of three of 10c Green, F Grill (96), each cancelled by manuscript squiggles, matching "Winnegance Mar. 4" manuscript postmark and "Paid 34cts", on small cover to Callao, Peru, red "12" credit, right 10c stamp affected from opening, left 2c stamp small crease, otherwise Fine and unusual franking

E. 300-400
325
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678
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 678, International Mail: South America24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors, used with 10c Yellow (116), both tied by cork cancels on small cover to Lima, Peru, from the Davis correspondence, red "24" credit handstamp ties 10c, perfect clear strike of "Panama SP 24, 1869" transit datestamp, Lima receiving backstamp, receipt docketing at left, gently cleaned and expertly mended edge flaws

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER WITH THE 10-CENT AND 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE USED TO LIMA, PERU, CORRECTLY PAYING THE 34-CENT RATE TO LIMA, PERU, BY AMERICAN AND BRITISH PACKET. ONE OF THE GEMS OF THE FAMOUS PORTCHESTER FIND.

The Davis correspondence, also known as the famous Portchester find (named for the New York town where many of the covers originated), provided a large number of high-value 1869 Pictorial Issue covers addressed to Lima, Peru. The rate was reduced to 22c after Feb. 16, 1870, so 24c stamps were no longer used except to pay the double rate (two are known).

Illustrated in Laurence 10c 1869 book (p. 86). With 1960 P.F. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
40,000
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679
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 679, International Mail: South America2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). S.e. at right, used with vertical pair of 10c Yellow Green, F Grill (96), cancelled by quartered corks on cover to Callao, Peru, neat "Bath Me. May 2" and receiving backstamps, New York 12c credit datestamp, cover with small internal cut where someone started to remove 10c stamps, perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
140
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680
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 680, International Mail: South America10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, spectacular diagonal pre-printing paper fold across both stamps, used with 2c Red Brown (146), tied by target cancels, "Winnegange Me. Mar. 31" circular datestamp on small c. 1870 cover addressed in violet to Callao, Peru, red New York credit circular datestamp, part of backflap missing, minor gum toning, still Very Fine, quite remarkable

E. 400-500
225
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681
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 681, International Mail: South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 10c Brown (150), affixed slightly overlapping, cork cancels, "Bath Me. Jun. 2" backstamp on small narrow 1872 cover addressed in violet to Callao, Peru, red New York transit and "12" credit, Callao backstamp, Very Fine and scarce mixed franking for the 22c rate via British packet

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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