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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
467
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 467, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12), 5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12)5c Red Brown, Defective Transfer (12). Position 23R1, margins to just in, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 18, 1857" circular datestamp, struck so the defective transfer is clearly visible, on blue folded cover to Havre, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Feb. 4" circular datestamp, "TOO LATE" straightline handstamp, "GB/1F60C" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "8" decimes due handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE POSITION 23R, DEFECTIVE TRANSFER, ON A THREE-MONTHS PERIOD COVER TO FRANCE.

Carried on the Cunarder Persia which departed New York Feb. 4, 1857 and arrived Liverpool Feb. 14. The "Arabia" referenced in the manuscript marking at top actually refers to a steamer which left on Feb. 11. There are probably fewer than five uses of the 5c 1856 Position 23R1 defective transfer on cover.

With 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
468
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 468, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Brilliant color, ample even margins, tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 3" "variant" circular datestamp on 1856 folded letter to Paris, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Aug. 12" circular datestamp, Aug. 26 Liverpool transit backstamp, Calais transit datestamp and "13" decimes due handstamp, indistinct Paris arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND HANDSOME 1856 5-CENT COVER TO FRANCE CANCELLED BY THE RARE AND DISTINCTIVE "VARIANT" CIRCULAR DATESTAMP OF NEW ORLEANS.

The New Orleans variant circular datestamp is distinguished by its larger diameter circle and with two dots below "La" abbreviation. It was in use only for a very short period of time. After leaving New Orleans and transiting New York this cover was carried from Boston on the Cunarder Arabia, which departed Aug. 13 and arrived Liverpool Aug. 25.

With 1957 Brun certificate. Ex Hubbard and Mayer. Illustrated in Frajola and Mayer

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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469
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 469, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full margins to just touched at bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 22" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Paris, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 30" (1856) circular datestamp, "GB/1F60C" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Calais transit and "16" decimes due handstamp (double-weight), stamp with tiny corner creases, still Very Fine and attractive Three Months period use, carried on the second British packet sailing during the Three Months period, ex Mayer

1,650
950
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470
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 470, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to touched at bottom, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 18" circular datestamp on 1856 folded prices current to Nantes, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov. 20" circular datestamp, Dec. 9 Liverpool transit backstamp, Calais transit datestamp and "26" decimes due handstamp for double-weight, Very Fine

1,650
475
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471
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 471, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full margins to just touched at left, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on blue folded 1856 prices current to Nantes, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov. 18" circular datestamp, Calais American Packet transit and "8" decimes due handstamp struck in error, Nantes receiving backstamp of Dec. 2, Very Fine and unusual, mailed before the Three Months period began on Jan. 1, 1857 and treated as though it was sent and fully prepaid by American packet

1,650
900
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472
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 472, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Margins to just in at right, tiny scissors-cut at top, rich color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 20" circular datestamp on 1856 folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, ship designation "p America via Boston" and with "Boston Br. Pkt. 2 Jul." backstamp, Halifax receiving backstamp, "5" due handstamp for inland postage, toned file folds clear of stamp, Fine, from the Hare correspondence and a scarce use to Halifax, only approximately 25 No. 12 covers are recorded to Nova Scotia, this is also an early use of the 5c 1856 Issue

E. 500-750
275
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473
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 473, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to just touched, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 12c Black (36), all three stamps slightly overlapping and tied by magenta grids, bold black "Hartford Ct. Mar. 26, 1859" circular datestamp on large part of 1859 printed "Election Returns, 1859" cover to Bethlem Conn., somewhat reduced at left, piece out at bottom right of cover and some other edge wear, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare and late use of the 5c 1856 imperforate issue, our extensive census records of the 5c 1856 Issue contain more than 350 covers, of these, ten originate in the state of Connecticut, a total of four of these ten were used on election returns in 1859, each in combination with the perforated issue, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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474
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 474, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Margins to touched at bottom, tied by New York town datestamp on small cover to San Francisco, small piece of backflap missing, Fine

1,050
180
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475
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 475, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins to clear, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 20 Jan." circular datestamp on buff cover to Auburn N.Y., clear strike of "Noisy Carriers Mail San Francisco" oval handstamp, stamp with small nick and scissors-cut at bottom, minor cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine and a choice strike of the Noisy Carriers oval

E. 500-750
700
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476
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 476, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)10c Green, Ty. II-IV (14, 16), 10c Green, Ty. II-IV (14, 16)10c Green, Ty. II-IV (14, 16). Positions 73-74L1L, left stamp Ty. II, right stamp Ty. IV recut at top, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), recut once at top, tied by grid cancels, red "New Orleans June 4" (1855) circular datestamp on Mar. 27, 1855 datelined folded tissue paper letter to Bordeaux, France, ship directive at top, "Atlantic" crossed out and "Pacific" written above, red "New York Br. Pkt. Jun. 13" exchange office datestamp, Liverpool transit backstamp of June 25, French arrival datestamp of June 26 and "8" decimes due handstamp, Bordeaux receiving backstamp, some hinge reinforced internal splits due to the fragile nature of the paper

FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 10-CENT 1855 TYPE IV, SCOTT 16. COMBINED WITH THE 21-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE USAGE TO FRANCE, THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC COVER.

Signed Ashbrook. With 2005 A.P.S. certificate confirming the EDU. This date listed in Scott as EDU

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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477
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 477, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to full margins including sheet margin at right, small nick top right corner, tied by San Francisco circular datestamp on light buff cover to Fulton Bank in New York, Very Fine pre-1855 over-3,000 miles double-rate use, much scarcer than a pair to England

1,500
300
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478
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 478, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to barely in at top right, tied by "New-York Mar. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia, slightly reduced at right, small repair at bottom left, appears Very Fine, attractive and scarce quadruple-rate domestic use

1,500
190
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479
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 479, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 17-18R1, horizontal pair, full to large margins at left, sharp impression, tied by "Cumberland Md. May 2?" circular datestamp on blue 1857 folded letter to London, England, "19" New York credit handstamp and red London "Paid" circular datestamp both tie the pair, central file fold, Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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480
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 480, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a), 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Top right half, large margins, tied across the cut by light strike of "San Francisco Cal." circular datestamp on buff cover to Peoria Ill., 1853 docketing at left indicates sent Aug. 1 and received Sept. 8

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BISECTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, ACCEPTED AS POSTAGE ON A TRANSCONTINENTAL COVER FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO ILLINOIS.

12c 1851 stamps were bisected in San Francisco when 3c stamps were in short supply. This is one of the most attractive "simple" 6-cent rate covers we have encountered.

Ex Frelinghuysen

2,500
2,200
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481
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 481, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 12-17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a), 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Top left half, ample to large margins, tied across the cut by "San Francisco Cal. 1 Sep." circular datestamp on 1853 folded letter to New Bedford Mass., fresh and Very Fine, from our 1986 Rarities sale, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,200
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482
c
1851-61 Issues, Cover Balance. Mounted on exhibit pages plus a few loose, approximately 25 3c 1851-57 covers with a number better, including several corner cards with advertising, colored cancels, "Way", "Steam", "Missent", one on a Western Union telegraph cover, George Washington illustrated hotel cover, others, 1861 Issue including 15 1c covers, also a number better with fire insurance annual report circular, other drop, circular, carrier uses, one from a law firm advertising sale of revenue stamps, combination use with 2c Black (73), finally 10 3c 1861 covers including one Patriotic, overall a Fine-Very Fine group, worth review

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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