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

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

Category — 1876 Centennial Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4212
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4212, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, cancelled by clear strike of "Centennial Philada. Pa. Jul. 31 2 PM" (1876) exposition circular datestamp, typewriter addressed to Poughkeepsie N.Y., opened at left, Very Fine, the typewriter was introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and this is a very early use of a device that would soon become ubiquitous

E. 200-300
250
4213
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4213, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178), tied by bold cork cancel with "Centennial Philada. Pa. Oct. 10 5 PM" (1876) exposition circular datestamp, with typewriter address to Yokohama, Japan, red Nov. 30 Yokohama receiving double-circle datestamp, purple J.W. Bain typewriter merchant backstamp (the typewriter was introduced at the exposition and would soon become ubiquitous), Very Fine and desirable use with the exposition postmark to Japan, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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4214
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4214, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178) cancelled by cork, Philadelphia circular datestamp struck partly off top and typewriter addressed to London, England, red New York transit, Aug. 12, 1876 London "Paid" circular datestamp, Very Fine, the typewriter was introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and this is a very early use of a device that would soon become ubiquitous

E. 300-400
200
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4215
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4215, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Three entires mailed from the exposition, two with "Philadelphia Pa." postmarks Aug. 31 and Sep 1, third with "Centennial Philada. Pa." postmark dated Nov. 3, each with a typewritten address and Machinery Hall stationery "thinking of you" message, one with purple J.W. Bain typewriter merchant backstamp, couple minor edge tears and one with backflap tear, still a Very Fine trio, the typewriter was introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and these are very early uses of a device that would soon become ubiquitous

E. 400-500
350
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4216
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4216, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial, Die 71, Cut Square (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial, Die 71, Cut Square (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial, Die 71, Cut Square (U218, UPSS 643). Cancelled by "Nashville Tenn. Aug. 15 1PM" circular datestamp, advertising border around indicia for The Nashville American, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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4217
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4217, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, "New-York Nov. 11 12 M" duplex datestamp on fancy illustrated "Fur, Wool & Straw Hats" advertising cover to South Brooklyn N.Y., receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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4218
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4218, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, "Amesbury Mass. Oct. 16" duplex datestamp on green illustrated Briggs & Clarkson "Tip-Top" carriage advertising cover to Manchester N.H., Very Fine, an outstanding design and desirable on the 1876 Centennial entire

E. 300-400
200
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4219
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4219, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644), 3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644)3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644).14 covers and two cut squares, each with a fancy cancel, including "76" in shield, purple "V", negative "H", "E" and "B", blue star, blue interlocking "USS", others, some cover flaws to be found but overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

E. 500-750
500
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4220
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4220, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with 10c Brown (161), "Brattleborough Vt. Feb. 21" duplex cancels the indicia and ties 10c stamp, purple "REGISTERED" straightline on 1877 National Bank of Vermont corner card cover to Tapleyville Mass., Very Fine combination of the 10c Continental Issue and Centennial entire paying 3c postage plus 10c registry fee

E. 300-400
300
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4221
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4221, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646), 3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646)3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646). One of each, registered uses franked with 10c Brown (161), Texas, N.H. and Vermont originations, Very Fine trio

E. 400-500
550
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4222
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4222, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178), tied by circle of wedges cancel on 1876 Produce Commission Merchants corner card cover to Liverpool, England, red "New-York Aug. 22" transit datestamp, Liverpool receiving datestamp, some staining at bottom of cover on back is not evident on the front, Very Fine, the slightly smaller 3c Green Centennial envelopes were intended for personal use, though they are found as business uses as well

E. 300-400
350
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4223
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4223, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U219, UPSS 644). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178), tied by blue "Cincinnati Ohio Mar. 28 11AM" circular datestamp with duplex "2" in ring of four circles, second strike over indicia and clear strike of datestamp alone at left, addressed to Wurttemberg, Germany, arrival backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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4224
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4224, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 3c Green (158), tied by Tennessee circular datestamp dated Dec. 8, also by red "New York Dec. 13" transit datestamp, addressed to Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 300-400
350
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4225
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4225, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646), 3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 72 (U221, UPSS 646). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 3, used with 30c Yellow Orange (163), tied by segmented cork cancel on 1877 registered cover to Berlin, Germany, blue three-line New York Jan. 31 registered datestamp, "from abroad" Hamburg registered label at top, Henry Johnson three-line agent or merchant's handstamp, missing most of backflap, Very Fine and scarce use with the Hamburg label

E. 400-500
250
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4226
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4226, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with pair 1c Ultramarine (145), tied by cork cancels and part strike of San Francisco circular datestamp on London & San Francisco Bank corner card cover to Frankfort, Germany, New York Station D transit and receiving backstamps, few small cover tears at top, still Very Fine and nice combination

E. 300-400
200
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4227
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4227, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with pair 1c Ultramarine (156), cork cancels and "Cleveland O. Jun. 12 9 AM" circular datestamp, addressed to Berlin, Prussia, red New York transit also ties pair, reduced at left, Very Fine and beautiful combination, ex Foote

E. 300-400
350
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4228
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4228, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with 2c Brown (157), tied by cork cancel with "Oakland Cal. Jan. 11" circular datestamp, addressed to Modena, Italy, manuscript return instructions at left, tiny tear at bottom, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 300-400
350
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4229
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4229, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178), tied by blue Chicago Ill. circular datestamp with duplex circle of rectangles, unclear date, red Chicago "Paid All" circular datestamp also ties stamp and indicia, on 1876 corner card cover to Liverpool, England, Oct. 15 receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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4230
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4230, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with 2c Vermilion (178), target cancels with "Hartford Conn. Aug. 11 9PM" (1876) circular datestamp, addressed to Sussex, England, red New York transit, "T" in circle and "25" handstamps, rated as due 7-1/2d in England, arrival backstamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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4231
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4231, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644), 3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644)3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Die 71 (U218-U219, UPSS 643-644). 16 covers and one front to foreign destinations, incl. England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland, each entire additionally franked with 1c, 2c or 3c Bank Note stamps, mixed condition with flaws to be found (the nicest examples were made individual lots), overall Fine-Very Fine group, these foreign bound Centennial entires are very desirable

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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4232
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4232, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643), 3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71 (U218, UPSS 643). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 3, used with 3c Green (158), tied by target cancel with additional strike over indicia, "Milwaukee Wis. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on 1877 Valentin Blatz Brewery corner card cover to Hamburg, Germany, receiving backstamp, stamp with slight perf toning, Very Fine, "Blatz" beer is still produced by Miller Brewing Co. in Milwaukee

E. 300-400
325
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4233
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4233, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646), 3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646)3c Red and Green on White Centennial entires, Dies 71, 72 (U218-U219, U221, UPSS 643-644, 646). More than 130 entires, most used domestically with some unused as well, covering each of the three Centennial types (less the extremely rare U220), many are advertising or corner card covers, some with illustrated designs incl. Machinery Hall, music, nursery, banks, saddle, hardware, industry, insurance, law, mining and other themes, a few used with 3c Bank Notes, variety of originating states incl. Colorado (became a state in the Centennial year 1876), some with typewriter addresses (newly introduced to the public at the exhibition), some with faults or opened roughly but most are Very Fine, an impressive holding of these desirable entires, the nucleus of a specialized collection

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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4234
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4234, 1876 Centennial Collection3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Five covers with Centennial Exposition circular datestamps, all with corner cards and one with illustration of Exposition building, a few with minor edge or corner flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

E. 500-750
300
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4235
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4235, 1876 Centennial Collection1876 Centennial Exposition, Cover Balance, 1876 Centennial Exposition, Cover Balance1876 Centennial Exposition, Cover Balance. More than 65 covers plus 20 postal cards, most sent through the mails and the majority illustrated with elaborate advertisements and designs of exhibitors at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, some with corner cards of boards or committees of the exposition, 1c-3c Bank Notes on most of the non-postal card covers, some with flaws but many are Very Fine, a colorful and difficult to assemble collection, worth review

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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