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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 70b-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
641
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 641, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Intense shade, neatly tied on corner by "Washington D.C. July 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp, red "New York Am. Pkt 3 Jul. 12" credit datestamp on cover to Elveden, England, red Liverpool datestamp, Thetford receiving backstamp, backflap tears, Very Fine, a pretty cover to England with the 24c Steel Blue, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,200
642
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 642, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Cancelled by clearly struck blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 21 '65" double-circle datestamp before use on this cover, tied by red "New York Paid 18 Dec. ?" (1866) credit datestamp and reused on small cover to Switzerland, French transit also ties stamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, receiving backstamp, missing backflap and stamp with small tear at top right, Very Fine appearance, a remarkable use which "overpays" the 21c rate by French mail, the foreign mail office in New York must have been fooled into thinking this originated in Baltimore and was correctly prepaid, we have always thought the operations of cancelling stamps and marking letters for foreign credits etc. were done in two separate steps by two different clerks -- this supports that theory

E. 750-1,000
550
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643
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 643, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71), 3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71)3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71). Both tied by well-struck large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Jan. 22" backstamp on 1862 blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "28" credit handstamp, "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, red London transit, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town backstamps, 30c s.e. at right, 3c one slight rounded corner, a Very Fine cover from the Howland correspondence

E. 750-1,000
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644
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 644, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 2c Black (73), tied by cork cancels with "Mobile Ala. May 27" circular datestamp, red "New York Am Pkt. Paid Jun. 1" credit datestamp on 1867 yellow cover to Oberwald, Switzerland, red "12" credit handstamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, various transit and receiving backstamps, backflap tears and soiling mostly on back, Fine use paying the old 35c rate to Switzerland via Prussian Closed Mail, the rate was reduced to 33c in May 1863, ex Harry F. Allen, pictured in Lane book on p. 69 and signed by her

E. 400-500
325
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645
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 645, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with vertical pair 12c Black (69) and 2c Black (73), tied by target cancels and one 12c by "Saint Paul MN. Feb. 3 '66" double-circle datestamp with date slug inverted, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 14 Paid Feb. 21" credit datestamp on "Fink & Theobold Wines and Liquor Rectifiers and Importers" embossed orange-buff cover to Sankt Wendel, Germany, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, 2c stamp with perf flaws at top from placement at edge of cover, backflap tear and corner nick, Fine use paying double the 28c rate via Prussian Closed Mail, ex Harry F. Allen, illustrated in Lane book on p. 50 and signed by her

E. 500-750
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646
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 646, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71), 3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71)3c Rose, 30c Orange (65, 71). Each tied by quartered cork cancel, part strike of New York credit datestamp on bright orange cover to Morges, Switzerland, red "12" credit handstamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp also ties 3c, transit and receiving backstamps, both stamps with minor edge flaws, small cover tear at top, otherwise Fine use by Prussian Closed Mail

E. 200-300
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647
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 647, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)12c Black, 30c Orange (69, 71), 12c Black, 30c Orange (69, 71)12c Black, 30c Orange (69, 71). 30c bright color, tied by cork cancels and by light strike of New York credit datestamp on blue folded cover to Palermo, Sicily, red French transit datestamp and boxed "PD", transit and receiving backstamps, one panel of letter missing and small piece out of back, Fine and colorful use

E. 200-300
150
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648
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 648, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)24c Lilac, 30c Orange (71), 24c Lilac, 30c Orange (71)24c Lilac, 30c Orange (71). Four covers to foreign destinations, one is a 30c used with 1c and 3c stamps (63, 65) to Valparaiso, Chile, paying the 34c rate via American and British packet through Panama, however it is a front only attached to an unrelated folded letter, two 30c single frankings to France, also a 24c franking to London, appropriate markings, some typical small flaws, one France cover with edge staining, Fine group

E. 500-750
275
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649
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 649, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Tied by bold segmented cork cancels and by part of San Francisco circular datestamp, second full strike at right dated Dec. 27 (1869), red "New York Jan. 4" circular datestamp on folded cover to Lyon, France, blue French transit and "8" decimes due marking, San Francisco and Lyon backstamps, Very Fine and an interesting cover, sent under the U.S.-French treaty for the fully pre-paid rate of 15c, the treaty expired on Dec. 31, 1869 so the cover was treated as unpaid in France

E. 400-500
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650
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 650, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by segmented square cork cancels, light strike of red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Jul. 28" (1866) circular datestamp on buff cover to Soleure, Switzerland, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, manuscript ratings, transit and receiving backstamps, endorsed "p City of Paris via Liverpool", fresh and Fine, an unusual combination for the 33c Prussian Closed Mail rate to Switzerland, ex Vogel

E. 300-400
300
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651
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 651, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Used with two 2c Black (73), stamps affixed slightly overlapping, tied by segmented cork cancels, 24c also tied by light strike of circular datestamp, red "New York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Oct. 1" credit datestamp on cover to Frankfort, Germany, "Verviers. A. Coeln" datestamp on back, Fine example of the 28c rate via Prussian Closed Mail

E. 300-400
180
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652
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 652, 1861-66 Issue, On-Cover, Cont. (Scott 70b-78)24c Gray (78), 24c Gray (78)24c Gray (78). Horizontal pair, tied by two neat strikes of waffle grids, red "New-Haven Ct. Jan. 20" double-circle datestamp on 1865 albino embossed Patriotic cover to Scotland, neat strikes of Johnstone and Paisley backstamps, slightly reduced at right, few minor repaired edge tears and expertly restored along edges, Very Fine appearance, a scarce and desirable double-rate Patriotic use to Scotland

E. 300-400
500
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