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

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

Category — 1861-68 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4093
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4093, 1861-68 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, both 10c stamps repaired with pieces added, small piece missing from flap affects Portland marking, Very Fine appearance, a most unusual routing, with 2015 P.F. certificate, ex LeBow

E. 500-750
325
4094
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4094, 1861-68 Issue3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Tied by large "Fulton N.Y. Dec. 14" circular datestamp on Valley Seminary illustrated cover to Hastings Center N.Y., top flap with "Board, and tuition in common English branches, $29.50 per term of fourteen weeks", slight age spots at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine college cover and scarce use with the 3c Pink, ex Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate

850
225
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4095
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4095, 1861-68 Issue3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Slight perf toning at right and barest hint of oxidation, tied by target cancel and used with 1c Blue (63), similarly tied on cover to Auburn N.Y., "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 1, 1862" circular datestamp also ties 1c which has a small tear and vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of the 3c Pigeon Blood Pink on cover with a 1c paying the carrier fee, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for No. 64a on cover $5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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4096
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4096, 1861-68 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at right, cancelled by bold quartered cork with elaborate pen between, "Phil'a Pa. Dec. 2" circular datestamp on red and blue Hover's Carbonized Paper illustrated corner card cover to Boalesburg Pa., with original enclosure, few toned spots also affect stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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4097
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4097, 1861-68 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two covers, first stamp with huge s.e. sheet margin at right, tied by N.Y. duplex cancel on small fancy Demorest's Monthly Magazine illustrated advertising cover, second with N.Y. double-circle datestamp (partly struck and not tied) on allover illustrated Demorest Patterns and Dress Making advertising cover, stamp with slight perf toning, Very Fine pair of covers, William J. Demorest and his wife Ellen were prohibitionist leaders who built a major fashion manufacturing empire

E. 300-400
0
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4098
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4098, 1861-68 Issue5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and tied by red "New York Paid 12 Mar. 4" credit datestamp on 1862 cover to Pont de Bordes, France, red French transit and boxed "P.D.", Paris and Lavardac backstamps, Very Fine, ex Walske, carried on the Cunarder Niagara from Boston on Mar. 5, arriving Queenstown on Mar. 18

E. 500-750
500
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4099°
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4099, 1861-68 Issue5c Brown, 10c Green (68, 76), 5c Brown, 10c Green (68, 76)5c Brown, 10c Green (68, 76). Used with Hawaii, 1866, 5c Blue (32), horizontal pair, Hawaiian stamps tied by boldly struck large 7-bar grid cancels (Ty. 9) at Lahaina, U.S. stamps tied by duplex cork cancels and "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 3" circular datestamp on buff cover to Port Gibson Miss., perfect bold strike of "Lahaina P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 3" originating circular datestamp (Ty. 242.13) on back, equally sharp red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 20" circular datestamp also ties 10c stamp, mostly readable strike of red "Hawaiian Steam Service" double-line oval handstamp, some light stains evident in photos from past "name" sale catalogues have been skillfully removed, a few minor perf faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-RATE MIXED-FRANKING WITH THE "HAWAIIAN STEAM SERVICE" OVAL, APPLIED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO POST OFFICE TO CONTRACT STEAMSHIP MAIL FROM HAWAII.

According to www.hawaiianstamps.com, the "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval was applied regularly to contract letters from November 1867 to August 1869 (there is one recorded later, irregular use of the marking). This cover was carried on the COMSS Idaho, departing Honolulu on Jan. 20, 1868, and arriving in San Francisco on Feb. 2.

Ex Gibson, Harris, Middendorf, Pietsch and Twigg-Smith.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
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4100
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4100, 1861-68 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Cancelled by blue grid with "Cincinnati O. Jan. 14" duplex datestamp on orange-buff Burnet House illustrated hotel corner card cover to Pairs, France, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 19" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp and Paris backstamp, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 500-750
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4101
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4101, 1861-68 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Tied by Shield in Serrated Circle cancel, matching "Brooklyn N.Y. Jan. 29, 1864" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Haut de la Garenne, France, red "New-York Paid 12 ?Jan. 20" credit datestamp, red boxed "PD" and French transit, multiple backstamps, small tear at bottom, missing part of backflap, still Very Fine, the Brooklyn Shield is not often seen on the 30c 1861 Issue on cover

E. 400-500
375
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4102
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4102, 1861-68 Issue2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by cork cancel on "T. H. Dinsmore, Skowhegan, Me." illustrated cover depicting an eagle over shield and flags and a piano, to Windham Me., mentions the sale of revenue stamps among several other services, Very Fine, a beautiful Black Jack illustrated cover, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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4103
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4103, 1861-68 Issue2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68, 73), 2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68, 73)2c Black, 3c Rose, 10c Yellow Green (65, 68, 73). Cancelled by cogwheels and tied by "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 31, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover originating in Vancouver Island and sent to Durham, Canada West, blue oval "Post Office, Paid Victoria, Vancouver Island" handstamp, 3c s.e. at right, few lightly toned perfs, few tiny perf dings at top, some slight overall wear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE THREE-COLOR FRANKING FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND TO CANADA, CARRIED ENTIRELY THRU THE MAILS.

The oval marking represents payment of Colonial postage (2-1/2p). It then went via contract steamer from Victoria to San Francisco, and then overland to an exchange office, possibly Detroit. The rate from San Francisco to Canada West was 15c prior to March 1, 1864, at which time it was reduced to 10c. This was overpaid by 5c, but the sender was unaware of the rate change because notice of the change had not yet been received in Victoria.

Ex Cole and Metzger.

E. 3,000-4,000
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4104
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4104, 1861-68 Issue2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a), 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a)2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Bottom left diagonal half, in pair with full stamp, tied across the cut by light strike of Penn. circular datestamp on orange cover to Huntingdon Pa., missing part of top flap and some wear, still Very Fine, with 1955 P.F. certificate

1,500
400
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4105
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4105, 1861-68 Issue2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d)2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d). Left half, in pair with full stamp, tied by bold strike of "State Line Mass. Sep. 3" double-circle datestamp on cover to Floyd N.Y., neat "Due 2" handstamp, some toning affects stamps, some wear, still Fine, marked due 2c for non-recognition of bisect, ex Mackey, with 1976 P.F. certificate

2,000
450
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4106
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4106, 1861-68 Issue5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 30c Orange (71), tied by target cancel and St. Louis Aug. 27 (1862) double-circle datestamp on attractive cover to Bern, Switzerland, back with blue circle crest seal inscribed "Grosh. Bad. Consulat", red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid Sep. 5" circular datestamp, sender's directive "per first Hamburg and Bremen Steamer", "Franco" handstamp, Basel transit and Bern arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce cover with stamp paying the 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate to Switzerland, with 1996 Holcombe certificate

E. 500-750
375
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4107
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4107, 1861-68 Issue24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Rose (65) horizontal pair slightly overlapping, tied by geometric cancels with light New York Am. Pkt. circular datestamp on 1866 folded cover to Canton, China, sender's directive "via Marseilles", red crayon "32" credit, red "1d" British colonial credit handstamp and red London Paid transit datestamp, Hong Kong backstamp, Very Fine, a handsome cover, overpaid 1c for the 53c British Mail rate via Marseille, with 1996 Richter certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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4108
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4108, 1861-68 Issue24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Well-centered, used with 3c Rose (65) vertical pair, each tied by grid cancel with "New York Paid 24 Dec. 20" credit datestamp on 1864 folded cover to Lyon, France, sender's oval handstamp, boxed "PD" and Paris arrival backstamps, bottom 3c stamp cut from sheet, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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4109
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4109, 1861-68 Issue3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Tied by "Paid" straightline handstamp with "Melrose Mass. May 16" circular datestamp on cover to West Wareham, Fine, with 1996 Holcombe and Richter certificates

1,300
160
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4110
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4110, 1861-68 Issue2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). S.e at right, intense shade, clear grill points, cancelled by cork and tied by "Minneapolis Minn. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on buff cover to Des Moines Ia., with printed advertisement from insurance, real estate and collection agent offering services, some slight wear, Fine and rare use of the 2c D Grill on cover, with 1988 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 500-750
375
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