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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
441
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 441, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, margins to touched, tied by red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/May 14" carrier datestamp on 1854 cover to local address with Firth, Pond & Co. Piano Fortes, Music & c green embossed corner card, additional carrier marking to left of stamp, original contents included, Very Fine, for background information on John Firth and his various successful partnerships see http://antiquepianoshop.com/online-museum/firth/

E. 400-500
325
442
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 442, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 5L2, deep rich color, margins all around, tied by neat strike of ultramarine "Fair Haven Vt. Sep. 16" circular datestamp on cover to West Poultney Vt., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover with a premium cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate, the Scott premium for an ultramarine cancel is higher than the base price for the stamp

E. 400-500
400
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443
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 443, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 89R2 with the most pronounced double transfer on any U.S. stamp, large margins to just in at right, tied by "New-York Aug. 10" circular datestamp on brown cover to Philadelphia, original 1856 enclosure a circular announcing the discontinuation of publication of the Flag of Freedom, from editors Stopford and Sutton, cover with some edgewear and missing part of backflap, otherwise Fine and especially desirable on cover -- Power Search located only one other cover (ex Zoellner) -- the position below 89R2 is the famous 99R2, for a complete explanation of how the 89R2 double transfer and 99R2 short transfer occurred, see Neinken book pages 181-187

E. 400-500
275
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444
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 444, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Tied by Feb. 23 Maine town datestamp on 1857 cover to Rev. Loving in Edgemont Maine, a pre-printed form for reporting annual church activities to the American Home Missionary Society, Rev. Loving completed the form, turned the cover, and mailed it to New York with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), pen cancel, No. Edgemont Maine manuscript postmark, file folds and Ty. IV stamp has a light crease and tiny edge tear, otherwise Fine turned use

E. 300-400
275
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445
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 445, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 33-35R1E, separated and neatly lined up as a strip of three, tied to each other and right stamp to cover by circular grid cancels, matching "Wilmington Del. Jul. 11" (1851) circular datestamp on folded letter to Dover Del., right stamp light corner crease, just a hint of edge toning around the stamps, Very Fine appearance and a desirable use only ten days after the 1851 Issue was released

E. 400-500
325
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446
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 446, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 1-3R2, horizontal strip of three, large margins to just in, mostly scissors-separated between stamps, showing prominent plate crack between second and third stamp, tied by "Troy N.Y. Nov. 10, 1856" circular datestamps on buff cover with scientific instrument maker's blind embossed corner card depicting surveying equipment to Lyons N.Y., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a beautiful example of the major plate crack on an illustrated cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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447
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 447, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Positions 81L1E, double transfer, one inverted, this position shows a wide break in outer line at bottom (a rare Type IIIa with break at bottom instead of top), large margin at left which beautifully shows the variety, other sides ample, pen cancel (not tied) on 1854 dated circular from Plattsburgh N.Y. to Rouses Point Village, "Paid" straightline handstamp, Very Fine and attractive cover, Position 81L1E is not only an inverted transfer position, but the Neinken book describes it as the "finest" example of Type IIIa on Plate 1 Early, signed Ashbrook, ex Cipolla

E. 500-750
325
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448
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 448, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top, large margins to full at top, rich color, tied by "Savannah * Geo * Jan. 21" circular datestamp with stars on 1854 folded prices current report to Providence R.I., Hunter & Gammell, Savannah oval handstamp inside, sender's manuscript prices current notation, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
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449
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 449, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Three singles, each recut once at top and bottom, tied by bold strikes of "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 20" circular datestamp on illustrated Pennsylvania Railroad map cover to Portland Maine, cover with some edge flaws and missing one back side panel, otherwise Fine, a scarce and wonderful map design

E. 300-400
400
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450
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 450, 1c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 43-44L1L, pair with left stamp top line recut only, right stamp recut once at top and bottom, cancelled by partly clear strike of New Orleans circular datestamp on folded Sep. 1, 1857 prices current to Bordeaux, France, red French transit and "15" decimes due handstamps, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine 2c circular-rate cover to France

E. 400-500
300
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