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

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

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4133
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4133, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b), 2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b)2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b). Left vertical half, rich color, tied by blue 5-bar grid and matching "Montclair N.J. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on yellow cover to local addressee, Extremely Fine, if anyone records these 2c 1870 bisect covers, they might be able to verify our feeling that this is the finest example known

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
4134
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4134, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a), 2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a)2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a). Top left diagonal half, in pair with full stamp, tied (between perfs) by target cancel, "Freeburg Pa. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on buff cover with cigar and tobacco corner card to Alfred Me., with 1871-dated original enclosure, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

700
350
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4135
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4135, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b), 2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b)2c Red Brown, Vertical Half Used as 1c (146b). Left vertical half, used with complete stamp for 3c rate, tied across the cut by target cancel, "Orwell Pa. Jul. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Montrose Pa., some edgewear, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
170
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4136
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4136, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a), 2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a)2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a). Right half, in pair with full stamp, tied by cork, "Wawarsing N.Y. May. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Alfred Me., with 1871-dated original enclosure, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

700
800
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4137
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4137, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). On yellow J. B. Williams & Co. advertising cover with illustration of various types of soap on back in brown and "G" precancel of Glastonbury Conn., to Front Royal Va., Very Fine, a fresh and scarce example of this precancel which we have encountered only on the J. B. Williams corner cards, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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4138
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4138, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in green, to Binghamton N.Y., "Glen Allen Virginia April 9, 1881" printed datestamp, with original contents consisting of outer envelope, price list for labels, order form, pill-box label gauge and booklet showing label designs, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, especially desirable with the contents, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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4139
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4139, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Cancelled by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in red, to Forksville Pa., "Glen Allen Virginia June 21, 1880" printed datestamp, with original enclosure consisting of inner envelope and beautiful circular with illustrations of check designs, trivial edgewear, Very Fine and attractive, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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4140
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4140, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Dull Blue (206 var), 1c Dull Blue (206 var)1c Dull Blue (206 var). Tied by Glen Allen Star precancel on buff International Label Printing Establishment corner card cover with illustration on back in blue, to Stone Mills N.Y., "Glen Allen Virginia May 23, 1883" printed datestamp, few edge wrinkles, cover with small internal tear at left, stamp with few creases not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, especially desirable with the stamp tied by the precancel, ex Lake Shore, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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4141
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4141, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Rich color, tied by Glen Allen Star precancel on International Printing Label Establishment corner card cover to Nelsonville O., "Glen Allen Virginia Oct. 4, 1876" printed datestamp, with several original enclosures, slightly reduced at left and rounded corner at top left, otherwise Very Fine, very rare with the stamp tied by the precancel, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate noting "small cover flaws"

E. 750-1,000
400
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4142
 
Glen Allen Star Balance. Collateral items relating to Glen Allen Va., incl. 3c Green (158) cancelled by non-precancel star with Glen Allen octagonal datestamp on Cussons, May & Sheppard scroll-style corner card cover; Cussons May & Co. invoice for 3,000 labels from 1901, two illustrated corner card covers from ca. 1898, No. 182 cancelled by Glen Allen star precancel, large 8-1/2 x 11 inch catalogue from Cussons, May & Co. illustrating their labels with price list, last is collateral copies of articles about the Glen Allen stars, some wear, still an interesting lot

E. 300-400
160
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4143
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4143, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Cancelled by cork (not tied) with light town datestamp on Barnum's Great Museum, Menagerie and Circus illustrated cover depicting P. T. Barnum, addressed to Hudson N.Y., Very Fine, a wonderful circus cover design depicting the great showman, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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4144
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4144, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158, 184), 3c Green (158, 184)3c Green (158, 184). Two covers, first used with 3c Green (184), tied by blue cork cancel with "Neoga Ill. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on multicolored "Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men" illustrated propaganda cover to Keesville O., depicting an angel and a boy walking with a lion and lamb, some minor edgewear, Very Fine, a wonderful illustrated peace design in color, with 1997 P.F. certificate, second cover with No. 158 tied by blue town datestamp on illustrated American Peace Society Propaganda cover to New York, this one in black and white, Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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4145
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4145, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Strip of four and strip of five, tied by cork on oversize cover from Rosalia, Mexico to Paris, France, purple 1887 Wells, Fargo Guyamo oval datestamp, Santa Rosalia boxed datestamp partly covered by stamps, "Benson Ariz. Mar. 12, 1887" circular datestamp, French transit, back with nine surcharged 20c Wells, Fargo entires with "New York Mar. 18 1887 12:30AM" duplex, opened on three sides for display, some flaws, still Fine and unusual use

E. 300-400
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4146
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4146, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var), 4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var)4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var). Bottom left diagonal half, tied across the cut by bold quartered cork cancel, "Nanepashemet Mass. Aug. 11, 188?" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to New York, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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4147
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4147, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var), 4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var)4c Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (211 var). Bottom left diagonal half, tied across the cut by "New York Jan. 14 10PM D" duplex datestamp on cover to New York, Very Fine, "unofficial" use according to 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
140
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4148
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4148, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Green, Vertical Bisects (213 var), 2c Green, Vertical Bisects (213 var)2c Green, Vertical Bisects (213 var). Two covers, each with bisect paying drop rate, one tied across the cut by "Savannah Ga. Dec. 14 4PM" duplex, other tied by "West Haven Conn. Mar. 21, 1895 7AM" duplex, Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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4149
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4149, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Orange Brown, Diagonal Bisect (217 var), 30c Orange Brown, Diagonal Bisect (217 var)30c Orange Brown, Diagonal Bisect (217 var). Bottom right diagonal half, tied across the cut by large oval grid cancel, "Lakewood N.J. Mar. 9, 1896 6PM" circular datestamp on registered cover to New York and forwarded back to Lakewood, various transit markings, some flaws, still a very unusual bisect, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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4150
c
Waterbury Cancels on Bank Note Covers. Approximately 60 covers or cards with Waterbury circular datestamp and cancels, incl. nice group of crossroads, rosettes, few leaves, others incl. duplexes or targets, some faults, generally Very Fine strikes, an interesting group

E. 500-750
325
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