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Sale 1109 — U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
627
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 627, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., S. Frco. ? Dec." double-circle datestamp, matching "Paid" oval on cover to Boston, endorsed "Via Panama", "Boston Mass. Dec. 29" receiving double-circle datestamp, reduced at right, Very Fine, carried from San Francisco to Boston outside the mails by Wells, Fargo & Co., posted there as a drop letter but correctly prepaid 10c

E. 300-400
250
628
c
10c Yellow Green (68). Balance of 11 covers, each with a single 10c stamp sent domestically, transcontinental in both directions, one forwarded with 3c due, one on a 10c entire, another with "Eastern R.R." route agent's marking, also one 10c 1851 Issue (14) from Sacramento to Maine, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
350
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629
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 629, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by target cancel, "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 10, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Montreal, Canada, back with elaborate all-over "Richard Norris & Son Manufacturers" advertisement with train design, small tear in backflap does not affect the design, Very Fine

E. 300-400
900
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630
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 630, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Two covers to Canada, one with neat illustrated maps and charts dealer's corner card depicting the American flag over globe, New York 1862 double-circle datestamp, stamp with couple flaws, Fine appearance, other with blue Chicago 1864 double-circle datestamp and red "U. States Paid 10" handstamp, stamp with natural s.e. and part of centerline, Fine stamp and Very Fine cover

E. 300-400
250
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631
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 631, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Two affixed slightly overlapping, deep shade, tied by circle of wedges cancels on 1867 blue folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, embossed Boston merchant's corner card at left, blue crayon "20", transit backstamps, docketed at top, file fold slightly affects the stamps, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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632
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 632, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by grid with "New-York Nov. 5" circular datestamp on folded cover to St. John's, Newfoundland, blue crayon "20", "Cunard St. Via Halifax" at top, Boston transit and St. John's receiving backstamps, file fold slightly affects stamp, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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633
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 633, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), cancelled or tied by grids on cover originating in Vancouver Island, addressed to London, Canada West and changed to Arkona, blue oval "Post Office, Paid, Victoria Vancouver Island" handstamp, "San Francisco Dec. 14, 1863" double-circle datestamp, small red "U.S. 10cts Paid" oval, multiple backstamps including London and Hyde Park Corner Upper Canada, heavy file fold thru stamps and other small faults, otherwise Fine use

E. 300-400
300
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634
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 634, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Target cancel, matching "Bennington Vt. Aug. 20 '67" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Cuba, missent to Sacramento Cal., forwarded from Sacramento with Sep. 9 double-circle datestamp and straightline "Missent", blue "NA 1" oval struck in Cuba, indistinct arrival backstamp, stamp with tear and missing perfs at lower left, Fine appearance, a well-traveled and unusual cover, we have no idea how this ended up in Sacramento

E. 300-400
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635
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 635, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by grid, red "New York Br. Pkt. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on 1862 folded letter to Barcelona, Spain, Gomez correspondence, blue "12Rs" due handstamp, London and Cadiz backstamps, Very Fine, paying double 5c rate for British Open Mail

E. 300-400
425
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636
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 636, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Three, likely from a strip but separated and affixed partly overlapping, tied by circle of V's cancels and red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Moscow, Russia, very likely an 1868 use, red "Verviers A/Coeln/Franco" four-line handstamp ties the left stamp and apparently a fourth stamp to left which has been removed, blue crayon "2" for double rate, red crayon "2" (groschen) overwritten "4" for credit to Russia, "3" and "6" credit handstamps struck over each other at bottom (unclear reason, see below), inside silked, Very Fine appearance and an extremely rare destination for an 1860's cover (Frajola records fewer than ten 1860's covers to Russian destinations other than St. Petersburg), also a vexing usage, the "Via Hamburg or Bremen Steamer" notation at bottom indicates a desired routing by North German Union direct mail, which would have cost 30c for a double rate -- matching the franking on this cover -- however the markings indicate a 40c double rate via NGU closed mail, the sender may have brought the cover to the post office and been told the steamer for direct mail had already departed and so added a fourth stamp for carriage via American packet to England and NGU closed mail (the sailing of the Inman Line's City of Antwerp matches the dates), the fourth stamp was subsequently removed for unknown reasons, the "3" and "6" credits are also difficult to explain as the credit should have been either 5c for a single rate or 10c for a double rate, nonetheless a rare and fascinating cover, we are grateful to Richard F. Winter for assistance in this analysis

E. 750-1,000
800
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637
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 637, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Two, s.e. at left of left stamp, used with 1c Blue (63), s.e. at left, tied by circle of wedges, red "New York Paid 18 Jan. ?" credit datestamp on Jan. 1866 folded letter to Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, red boxed "PD" and French transit both struck on top of New York datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, letter is missing top half but the backflap with markings is intact, Fine and colorful cover sent by French mail

E. 300-400
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638
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 638, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue (63), tied by segmented cork cancels, town datestamp at right, "New York Paid 18 Apr. 9" credit datestamp on small 1867 cover to Malaga, Spain, French transit and boxed "P.D." handstamp, Malaga receiving backstamp, red "4Rs" due marking, 1c stamp with perf flaws at bottom left from placement at edge of cover, Fine and colorful 21c rate to Spain via French Mail

E. 300-400
200
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639
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 639, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 68)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 10c Green (68), affixed overlapping 12c, both tied by by cork cancels, "New Orleans La. Jun. 15" circular datestamp on 1866 folded letter to Genoa, Italy, red "New York Paid 12 Jun. 23" credit datestamp, red French transit datestamp and boxed "PD" handstamp, Aug. 6 receiving backstamp, 10c slight crease from file fold, Very Fine, 1c overpayment of 21c French Mail rate

E. 400-500
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640
c
10c 1861-68 Issue, Foreign Destination Covers. 13 covers, majority with No. 68 but a few grills also present, destinations including France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Cuba and Hawaii, a few in combination with 2c, 3c or 5c 1861-68 Issue, a couple multiple rates present, some stamp and or cover flaws to be found but overall Fine, an interesting and diverse group of foreign destinations

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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