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Sale 1041 — The William H. Gross Collection: 1847 & 1851-56 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
76
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 76, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 47L1, full margins except close at top, clear red Scarab fancy cancel of St. Johnsbury Vt., light corner and vertical creases, slight toning at top edge

VERY FINE APPEARING 10-CENT 1847 STAMP WITH A SHARP AND NEARLY COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE ST. JOHNSBURY "SCARAB" FANCY CANCELLATION.

Ex Stollnitz and Saadi. With 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
77
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 77, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 88L1, full margins all around, beautifully clear bold green cancellation, the color and shape are identical to the Tallahassee Fla. "greens"

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A CLEAR GREEN CANCEL.

Ex Koppersmith and Saadi, and from our 1991 Rarity sale. With 1987 and 1991 P.F. certificates

3,050
4,000
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78
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 78, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 20L1, three huge margins including portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, full at right, excellent strike of red Hudson River Mail 17-bar grid cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom right entirely in margin and is so insignificant it is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp and choice strike of this desirable cancel, particularly scarce on the 10c, ex Stollnitz and Saadi, illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 24), with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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79
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 79, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 86R, large even margins, crisp shade and clear impression on blued paper, bright orange grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH AN ORANGE CANCEL.

Ex Garrett and Saadi and from our 1976 and 1986 Rarity sales. With 1976 and 1991 P.F. certificates

1,550
2,400
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80
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 80, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins, crisp shade on deeply blued paper, central strike of blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,300
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81
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 81, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to clear margins, bright shade, neatly struck black 11-bar grid cancel frames Washington's head and creates a "prison bars" effect, Very Fine, ex Saadi, illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 27), with 1976 and 1989 P.F. certificates

1,400
1,600
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82
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 82, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 97L1, full to large margins, crisp shade and impression on bright paper, centrally struck blue numeral "2" in circle handstamp of Philadelphia Pa.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A LOVELY 10-CENT 1847 WITH THE BLUE NUMERAL "2" CANCEL OF PHILADELPHIA.

According to an article by Dr. Vernon R. Morris, Jr. in Chronicle 200, the "2" handstamp was used in Philadelphia to indicate payment in cash of "to the mails" carrier service for a destination outside the old city limits (pre-1854 consolidation). We have offered a cover in the past bearing a pair of the 5c 1847 Issue with the stamps tied by the same cancel and with a 10c integral-rate circular datestamp.

Ex Stollnitz and Saadi. With 1996 P.F. certificate. Pleases ee lot 183 of this sale for a 5c on cover with this cancel.

1,350
2,100
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83
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 83, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins at top, two neat strikes of blue numeral "5" handstamp, tiny 1mm closed tear at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Saadi, illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 25), with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,350
800
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84
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 84, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins, tied on piece by two strikes of blue numeral "10" in oval handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 2" circular datestamp at left, vertical file fold thru stamp at right, Very Fine appearance, ex Saadi

1,350
500
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85
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 85, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins all around, detailed impression on fresh paper, cancelled by red "10" integral-rate circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A NUMERAL "10" CANCEL.

Ex Saadi. With 1989 P.F. certificate

1,300
4,000
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86
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 86, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to ample at top, bright shade, neat strike of blue serifed Roman numeral "X" handstamp of Watertown Wis.

VERY FINE. A LOVELY 10-CENT 1847 STAMP WITH A FULL AND PERFECT STRIKE OF THE WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN, ROMAN NUMERAL "X" CANCEL, WHICH COMPLEMENTS THE ROMAN NUMERALS ON THE STAMP ITSELF.

Watertown did not receive any 1847 Issue stamps, but more than 9,000 10c stamps were shipped to other towns in Wisconsin.

Ex Saadi. With 1989 P.F. certificate, which does not note the cancel's origin

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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87
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 87, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, neat strike of red-orange town cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1993 Holcombe certificate as orange cancel, with 1994 P.F. certificate as red-orange cancel, Scott Retail with premium for orange-red cancel (pure orange $1,400.00 in Scott)

1,150
1,400
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88
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 88, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 66R1 noted on back, large margins to ample at bottom right, deep shade, bold strike of dark blue Montgomery Ala. circular datestamp, Very Fine and attractive, ex Saadi, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,000
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89
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 89, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, proof-like impression on deeply blued paper, neat blue town cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1984 and 1989 P.F. certificates

1,100
1,600
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90
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 90, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to barely clear at lower left, small faults including thins and lightened staining, cancelled by clear strike of red "STEAM" handstamp, Fine appearance, a rare cancel on the 10c 1847, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,400
750
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91
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 91, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to ample at bottom, intense shade and impression, bold strike of Canadian 7-ring target cancel indicating use of the stamp on mail from Canada

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH THE 7-RING CANADIAN TARGET CANCEL.

Ex Saadi. Pictured in Chronicle 217 (p. 29). With 1989 P.F. certificate

4,050
5,000
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92
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 92, Off-Cover 10-Cent Cancellations10c Black, Sperati Reproduction (Sperati 2), 10c Black, Sperati Reproduction (Sperati 2)10c Black, Sperati Reproduction (Sperati 2). Large margins, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine example of Sperati's ingenious "art", ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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