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Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3081
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3081, 1861-66 IssueThe American Stamp Polka, By Maria Seguin, The American Stamp Polka, By Maria SeguinThe American Stamp Polka, By Maria Seguin. Sheet music published by Wm. A. Pond & Co. N.Y. in 1864, with remarkable front cover that shows facsimiles of the 1c and 3c 1861 issue repeated in alternating fashion, for nine rows, each "stamp" with facsimile target or grid, in addition four 2c Black Jacks are placed in the corners, with manuscript pen cancels applied by the author, who has also inscribed it at top "To Theo. W. Morris Esq. from his friend, the Composer.", three sheets total, five pages of music, small reduction at top slightly affecting inscription, minor scattered small toned spots near edges, still Very Fine, a rare and fantastic piece item suitable for framing, ex Sapperstein

E. 1,000-1,500
600
3082°
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3082, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, Laid Paper (63c), 1c Blue, Laid Paper (63c)1c Blue, Laid Paper (63c). Clear vertical laid lines, deep rich color, very lightly cancelled by circular datestamp

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON VERTICALLY LAID PAPER.

Don Evans notes in his 1c book (p. 37) that this is known to have been printed on both horizontally and vertically laid paper. He notes that examples are somewhat difficult to identify by casual observation. He also notes that horizontally laid paper seems to be scarcer than vertically laid (he was aware of only two horizontal), but our experience and an examination of the records of The Philatelic Foundation indicate that both are equally scarce. They are also usually seen with faults.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,300
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3083°
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3083, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Atherton Shift, Major Double Transfer of Top Left Corner and "Postage" (73 var), 2c Black, Atherton Shift, Major Double Transfer of Top Left Corner and "Postage" (73 var)2c Black, Atherton Shift, Major Double Transfer of Top Left Corner and "Postage" (73 var). Lightly cancelled, centered to top right, clearly showing the double transfer at top, faint horizontal crease at top ending in small tear

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ATHERTON SHIFT -- THE MOST PRONOUNCED DOUBLE TRANSFER OF THE BLACK JACK ISSUE.

According to the Allen book, the Artherton shift got its name from Stanley Ashbrook, who first discovered it in the summer of 1923 in the collection of J.P. Atherton. Concerning this double transfer, Mr. Ashbrook wrote: "Here we have one of the most remarkable double transfers on U. S. stamps that I have ever seen. I have for years classed the One Cent 1851, Type II, 89R2, as the No. 1 among remarkable examples of this variety and in my opinion this 2c Black Jack could well rank as No. 2. Perhaps some would even rank it equal to the 1c. . ." He stated further that it was his opinion, supported by other authorities whom he had consulted, that the variety must surely have come from an early or first condition of one of the plates, and that later it had been burnished out and a fresh entry made. The fact that every line in the Atherton Shift "is razor sharp" led him to conclude that the plate from which it came was very new.

Ex Bakwin. With 2002 P.F. certificate

10,000
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3084
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3084, 1861-66 IssueThe Wilson Born Collection of 1c 1861-68 Issue Stamps and Covers, The Wilson Born Collection of 1c 1861-68 Issue Stamps and CoversThe Wilson Born Collection of 1c 1861-68 Issue Stamps and Covers. Hundreds of covers and off-cover items, housed on exhibit pages in three 3-ring binders and two cover boxes, mounted collection starts with official Post Office Dept. notice announcing the new issue and continues with some off-cover issued stamps such as Nos. 63 (two unused) and 102, some off-cover with interesting cancels, proofs including large die and P2a, eight Bowlsby patent essays and few others, Encased Postage represented by Ayer’s No. EP8, strength is in postal history including three used with earlier demonetized 1c 1857 Issue (one with “Held for Postage” marking), great range of shades including several with different shades on the same cover, several easily identifiable as the scarce Dark Blue (63b), imprint single on cover, some fancy cancels including “W” of Waterbury Conn., Buffalo patent cancel, large number of carrier, circular and drop rate uses, some short paid, Revenue uses, few Valentines, range of auxiliary markings, few larger frankings such as legal-size with twelve 1c stamps paying 4x domestic rate, nice combination frankings including pair of 5c Buff (67) used with pair of 1c Blue (63) on legal-size cover used within California, some territorial, transcontinental, many nice advertising covers, fantastic group of Patriotics with several in the $200-$750 range including 1c used with No. 64 on colorful Keystone State design and Cogan imprint (1976 PFC), Volunteer Refreshment Saloon illustrated cover (three different, one expertly restored), two Sanitary Commission, nice range of foreign destinations including England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Spain, India, Nova Scotia, Canada, New Brunswick, Mexico, Guatemala, some other interesting including 1c carrier use with Martin Van Buren free frank as ex-president, some faults to be expected

A FANTASTIC COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE ONE-CENT 1861-68 ISSUE, CONTAINING OFF-COVER PROOFS AND STAMPS AND COVERS ENCOMPASSING ALL ASPECTS OF THIS FASCINATING COLLECTING AREA. THIS IS A SOLID NUCLEUS FOR AN EXHIBITION COLLECTION.

The 1c stamp of the 1861-68 series is fascinating in many ways. It comes in a variety of shades and has interesting proof and production-related material. The 1c was also used for many different purposes: circular rate, drop rate, carrier fee, and in strips or with other stamps for the standard 3c letter rate. On mail to overseas destinations, it was used to pay the circular rate and also in combination with other denominations to make up various treaty rates, such as 24c to England or 34c rate to places elsewhere in the British Mail system. The possible combinations are virtually endless, and this collection contains a solid representation of all aspects of this fascinating issue.

The PDF, containing 353 pages, is available as a download using the provided link. The file size is 260mb, so please be patient.

E. 20,000-30,000
37,500
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3085
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3085, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at right, tied by perfect strike of Fox Running to the Left fancy cancel, "Hockanum Con. Aug. ?1" (circa 1866) circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. ONLY TWO OR THREE EXAMPLES OF THIS VERSION, WITH THE FOX FACING LEFT, ARE KNOWN EITHER ON OR OFF COVER. FROM A NEWLY-DISCOVERED CORRESPONDENCE.

A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27sFoxStory2015LR.pdf . The Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel. The author records only one cover with the fox facing left (dated July 31), as well as six covers and ten off-cover of the fox facing right with four different border types. This cover and those in the three surrounding lots are from a new discovery and add four more covers to the known examples.

Accompanied by three covers to the same recipient (one each from Hockanum, Hartford and Washington D.C.). Also accompanied by three covers from Brooklyn N.Y. to Hockanum, addressed to Samuel Goodsell or Miss Silena Stevens

E. 5,000-7,500
15,000
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3086
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3086, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Natural s.e. at left with part of guideline, cancelled by perfect strike of Fox Running to the Right fancy cancel, "Hockanum Con. Aug. 1" (circa 1866) circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., tiny part of bottom right corner of cover clipped, small filing hole at left, minor edgewear

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. FROM A NEWLY-DISCOVERED CORRESPONDENCE.

A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27sFoxStory2015LR.pdf . The Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel. The author records seven covers and ten off-cover in total with four different border types. This cover and those in the three surrounding lots are from a new discovery and add four more covers to the known examples.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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3087
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3087, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by perfect strike of Fox Running to the Right fancy cancel, "Hockanum Con. Aug. 3" (circa 1866) circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., top left corner of cover clipped, minor edgewear

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. FROM A NEWLY-DISCOVERED CORRESPONDENCE.

A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27sFoxStory2015LR.pdf . The Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel. The author records seven covers and ten off-cover in total with four different border types. This cover and those in the three surrounding lots are from a new discovery and add four more covers to the known examples.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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3088
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3088, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by perfect strike of Fox Running to the Right fancy cancel, "Hockanum Con. Aug. 24" (circa 1866) circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., barely reduced at left, minor edgewear, stain at top right affects stamp but we have no doubt this could be removed by a competent paper restorer

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. FROM A NEWLY-DISCOVERED CORRESPONDENCE.

A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27sFoxStory2015LR.pdf . The Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel. The author records seven covers and ten off-cover in total with four different border types. This cover and those in the three surrounding lots are from a new discovery and add four more covers to the known examples.

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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3089
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3089, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Used with two 1c Blue (63) and 10c Green (68), cancelled by grid of dots, "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 27, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Gottingen, Germany and forwarded to Rinteln, Germany, red New York exchange circular datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, various manuscript ratings, each stamp with small fault mostly from placement near edge of cover

VERY FINE APPEARING PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING SENT TO GERMANY. THIS IS ALSO A VERY EARLY USE OF THE 1861 ISSUE STAMPS.

The franking pays the 35c rate via Bremen-Hamburg mails. The earliest documented use of the 1c and 3c is August 17, 1861 and the earliest documented use of the 10c is August 20, 1861, just a week before this was sent.

With 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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3090
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3090, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, 10c Green (63, 68 two), 1c Blue, 10c Green (63, 68 two)1c Blue, 10c Green (63, 68 two). Grid cancels, tied by "Newburyport Ms. Dec. 19, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Cape of Good Hope and forwarded to Calcutta, India, backstamped with scarce "Portland Me. Am. Pkt." large circular datestamp, also backstamped with red London and Capetown handstamps, red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp and additional manuscript rates for forwarding, oval circular datestamps, bold "Forwarded by Holmes & Co. Cape of Good Hope" handstamp, small piece missing from flap affects Portland marking, otherwise Very Fine, a most unusual routing, ex LeBow

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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3091
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3091, 1861-66 Issue24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Used with 1c Blue, 10c Green (63, 68), cancelled or tied by blue grid of diamonds, "Chicago Ill. Apr. 14, '64" double-circle datestamp on cover to Canton Graubunden, Switzerland, red New York exchange circular datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, various manuscript ratings, barely reduced at top, fresh and Very Fine three-color franking to Switzerland paying the old 35c rate to Switzerland via Prussian Closed Mail, the rate was reduced to 33c in May 1863

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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3092
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3092, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, 3c Rose, 30c Orange (63, 65, 71), 1c Blue, 3c Rose, 30c Orange (63, 65, 71)1c Blue, 3c Rose, 30c Orange (63, 65, 71). 30c perfs in, 1c s.e. at left, tied by target cancels, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid Oct. 30" circular datestamp and matching "24" credit handstamp on blue 1867 folded cover to Lima, Peru, sender's red oval handstamp, Panama transit, Lima receiving backstamp, horizontal file fold, Fine and extremely rare use, ex LeBow

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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3093
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3093, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, 5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (63, 71, 75), 1c Blue, 5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (63, 71, 75)1c Blue, 5c Red Brown, 30c Orange (63, 71, 75). 30c pair in a beautiful bright early shade, tied together by three strikes of large "Paid" grid cancel on 1862 blue folded letter to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 21" circular datestamp on back, sender's directive "Via England p Persia", red crayon "52" credit crossed out and restated "56", large red crayon "2" for double British Colonial credit, red London transit datestamp (Nov. 1), stamps with few minor faults, vertical bleached streak at the right crosses 30c

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE 1861 ISSUE COMBINATION FOR THE DOUBLE 33-CENT RATE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

Double-rate covers from the Howland correspondence are almost always paid with 30c and 3c pairs, rather than this three-color combination. This cover is the perfect mate to lot 2505 in our sale of the Bailar collection (Sale 1105). Both covers were carried by the same Cunarder (different sailings) to Edwin Howland in the Cape of Good Hope. They have the same composition of denominations; however, the 5c on the Bailar cover is the Buff shade, and on this cover the relatively new Red Brown printing was used.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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3094
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3094, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange, 15c Black (71, 77), 30c Orange, 15c Black (71, 77)30c Orange, 15c Black (71, 77). Tied by grid cancels, "Salem Mass. Apr. 15" circular datestamp on 1867 blue cover with printed address to Zanzibar, East Coast of Africa, with printed "Via Marseilles" and "Care" with printed label "Dr. Brooks, Seychelle Isles", light strike of 24c credit circular datestamp, red London transit, red "4-1/2d" British Colonial credit handstamp, "Mauritius JU 30" backstamp, expertly restored at right, Very Fine appearance, an attractive cover from the Goodhue correspondence, the 15c and 30c stamps pay the 45c British Mail via Marseilles rate for a letter up to a half-ounce, the addressee, Albert P. Goodhue, was a ship chandler and businessman from Salem, Massachusetts, he is probably related to Benjamin Goodhue, who served in the state senate from 1784-89 and then as Massachusetts representative in the first U.S. congress, Benjamin was a commercial merchant instrumental in establishing many of this country's revenue laws, and his son, Jonathan, was a prominent commercial merchant, the label directing this cover to the care of "Dr. Brooks" refers to Dr. James Henry Brooks, who was the chief medical surgeon as well as the German consul to the Seychelles from 1858 to 1879. A picture of the house in which he resided can be found at http://www.kenwynhouse.com , No. 22 in census published in Chronicle 234

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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3095
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3095, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose, 12c Black, 30c Orange (65, 69, 71), 3c Rose, 12c Black, 30c Orange (65, 69, 71)3c Rose, 12c Black, 30c Orange (65, 69, 71). Cancelled by red grids, matching "New York Br. Pkt. Oct 8" (1861) circular datestamp on back of cover to Shanghai, China, red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 2), magenta manuscript "24" credit, Hong Kong transit backstamp, 30c with some blunted perfs from position along edge of cover

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME AND RARE COVER WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING PAYING THE 45-CENT BRITISH MAIL VIA SOUTHAMPTON RATE TO SHANGHAI, CHINA.

Ex Emerson. With 2010 Calves and Jacquart certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
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3096
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3096, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 1c Blue (63) and two 10c Green (68), tied by light strikes of large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Jun. 11" backstamp on blue folded letter to Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "pr Europe via Marseilles", red 46c credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jun. 23), red crayon "1" British Colonial credit marking, receiving backstamp, heavy vertical file fold affects both 10c stamps, minor ink erosion, otherwise Fine, attractive combination paying the 51c rate to Hong Kong via Marseilles

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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3097
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3097, 1861-66 Issue5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Two, each centered to left, used with 1c Blue (63) and 10c Green (68), tied by large "Paid" grid cancel struck three times on 1862 blue folded letter to Calcutta, India, black "Boston Am. Pkt. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on back, Bombay and Calcutta backstamps, London transit, manuscript "8" debit, Very Fine cover from the Goddard correspondence, ex McDonald

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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3098
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3098, 1861-66 Issue24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), each tied by well-struck strike of Clover Leaf fancy cancel on 1866 cover to Furth, Bavaria, printed address and routing instructions, sender's directive to go by steamer Fulton, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Apr. 14" credit datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, minor wear at top from opening

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR 1861 ISSUE FRANKING TIED BY CLOVER LEAF FANCY CANCEL ON A COVER TO GERMANY.

Examples of pictorial fancy cancels applied at the New York foreign-mail exchange office are very rare and unusual. The Horse Head, Union Soldier's Head and this Clover Leaf come to mind.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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