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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4070
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4070, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins at left and bottom, just in at top and right, rich color, tear at bottom, tied by lightly struck "Memphis Ten." circular datestamp (date unclear) on 1852 prices current to Baltimore

FINE APPEARANCE. A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib, POSITION 6R1E, ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

Signed Ashbrook. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

17,000
0
4071
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4071, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Deep rich color, large margins to just in, clearly showing the double transfer that is one of the defining characteristics of the position, tied by "Worcester Mass. Apr. 21, 1851" circular datestamp on circular-rate cover to So. Thomaston Me., cover with some slight wear and toning including small tear at top left

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Signed Ashbrook. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $16,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
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4072
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4072, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Used with three singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by blue "Richmond Va. Nov. 1?" circular datestamps on cover to Stockton Cal. with William Wallace & Son Groceries, Wine & Cigars blue embossed cameo corner card, forwarded to Wells Ferry Cal. with Stockton Dec. 22 circular datestamp, small edge tears, still Very Fine and colorful, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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4073
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4073, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two separate elaborate design Phonography covers, first with stamp tied by blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp and addressed to Jacksonville Ill., Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate, second stamp slightly oxidized and with small tear, pen drawn top hat cancel (not tied), manuscript North Raymond N.Y. postmark with original 1860 contents written in Pitman shorthand, Very Fine appearance, a fascinating pair of covers

E. 500-750
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4074°
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4074, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Vertical pair with centerline margin at left, huge top and right showing parts of three adjoining stamps, large to barely in at bottom, tied by green "Jackson Mi. Jan. 10" circular datestamp on brown cover to Philadelphia, bottom stamp diagonal corner crease, the top stamp an Extremely Fine Gem, ex Moody, with 1999 P.F. Certificate which states only "Genuine Usage", with 2011 P.F. Certificate which mentions a diagonal crease in the bottom stamp (not the large-margined example)

E. 400-500
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4075
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4075, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to clear at left, tied by "Freeport Ill. Aug. 15, 1857" circular datestamp on Stephenson, Co. Insurance blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Rockford Ill., stamp with few trivial soiling specks at bottom and tiny margin flaw at right, cover reduced at right and flap reshaped, there would have been space for another stamp, presumably a 1c for the 6c double rate, Very Fine and extremely rare cameo corner card with the 5c 1856 Issue, ex Haas and Mayer

E. 1,000-1,500
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4076
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4076, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large and even margins, rich color, tied by grid, balloon-style "Delavan Ill. Oct. 9" circular datestamp on orange cover to Indian Diggings Cal., some edgewear, Very Fine transcontinental use, Indian Diggings was founded in 1850 by prospectors who noticed Indians panning for gold in the area

E. 200-300
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4077
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4077, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Three large margins, just in at left, tied by clear strike of blue "Great Western R.R. Ill. Sep. 14" route agent's circular datestamp on buff cover with "Office of the Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Illinois, I.O.O.F." fraternal corner card with manuscript "Jacksonville Ills.", to Mount Vernon Ill., barely reduced at right, originally legal-size and expertly restored with corner card cut out are artfully reaffixed, otherwise Very Fine, scarce railroad use of the 12c 1851 Issue on an Oddfellows' Lodge corner card cover

E. 500-750
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