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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
688
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 688, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Bright color and choice centering, tied by "MOB" in circle handstamp on front of "Brown's Guide-Book for the City and Vicinity of Boston" published in 1869, the guidebook with trivial edgewear, Very Fine, scarce use, the "MOB" stands for Money Order Business, this marking was used to validate money orders and receipts handed back to the customer, in this case it was used as a cancelling device on this guide book which was sent at the 1c rate for printed matter under four ounces, we have never seen a Money Order Business marking struck on another 1869 stamp, ex Eubanks, with 1998 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
689
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 689, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Dark shade, tied by blue target cancel, matching "Cincinnati O. Aug. 27" duplex datestamp on commission merchant's red building corner card cover to New Paris O., light bend at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Forster

E. 200-300
200
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690
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 690, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by Woman in Headdress fancy cancel with "Corry Pa. Apr. 22" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Youngsville Pa., slightly irregular reduction at right but not affecting stamp or cancel, receipt docketing on back, Very Fine strike, carved by James Guy Foreman and one of the finest among the half-dozen examples known, ex Grunin

E. 500-750
800
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691
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 691, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by bold Jack O"Lantern fancy cancel, "Corry Pa. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on orange cover with wooden pumps and tubing illustrated corner card to Youngsville Pa., with original 1870-dated enclosure, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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692
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 692, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)6c Ultramarine, 12c Green (115, 117), 6c Ultramarine, 12c Green (115, 117)6c Ultramarine, 12c Green (115, 117). Two covers, each with single used from Savannah Ga. to Liverpool, England, Fine, 12c with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
375
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693
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 693, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Wide s.e. at right, used with 1c Buff and 6c Ultramarine (112, 115), tied by blue cork cancels, matching "Emmittsburgh Md. Jun. 24" circular datestamp on blue cover to Rome, Italy, red "4" credit and "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jun. 25" backstamp, red Verviers-Cologne transit, purple "P.D." handstamp, blue crayon accounting mark, stains, nicks and tears in cover, 6c scuffed, 12c torn, still an extraordinarily colorful and rare franking for the 19c rate, ex Kuphal

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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694
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 694, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Deep rich colors, tied by blue "Paris Ky. Jul. 4" (1870) circular datestamp and duplex cork cancel on Phantom Rate cover to Paris, France, indistinct red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" backstamp and matching "6" credit handstamp on front, red London (Jul. 19) transit and "PD" oval, Calais transit and Paris receiving backstamp, reduced approx. -2/3 in. at left

FINE AND COLORFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PHANTOM RATE TO FRANCE SHOWING A VERY EARLY APPLICATION OF THE 6-CENT CREDIT TO ENGLAND.

Effective July 1, 1870, the new Anglo-French postal convention reduced the rate between Great Britain and France to 3p per 10 grams, which in turn reduced the Phantom Rate from 12c to 10c (with a corresponding reduction in credit to GB from 8c to 6c). The 15c stamp is a typical overpayment of the 10c Phantom Rate. The cover was carried on the Cunarder Aleppo on its first voyage, departing New York on July 7, 1870.

Ex Hubbard, Coulter and Eubanks. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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695
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 695, 1869 Pictorial Issue, On-Cover (Scott 112-119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with single 10c F. Grill (96) and two 1c Buff (112) on 3c Pink entire (U58) from Bryan Tex. to Sicily, Italy, town datestamps at left and right, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 2" (1870) circular datestamp ties 10c, blue crayon "2" for double rate, Milan backstamp, perfs with some minor toning, 10c stamp tiny edge tear, Fine and scarce use to Sicily paying double the 15c Italian Closed Mail rate with a combination of 1868 Grilled and 1869 Pictorial Issue stamps

E. 500-750
1,400
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