Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — Fancy Cancellations: On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
164
c
Sale 1107, Lot 164, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Tied by bold complete strike of negative "Lincoln" and Stars in Circle fancy cancel, also tied by "Albany N.Y. Oct. 6" circular datestamp on J. Ludington & Co. oyster dealer corner card cover to Plattsburg N.Y., cover slightly reduced at right and nicked in bottom right corner

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS SCARCE LINCOLN MEMORIAL CANCELLATION ON AN OYSTER DEALER COVER.

Very few strikes of this Lincoln memorial cancellation are known on cover, and most are blurry or weak strikes. The New York State Comptroller in 1866 was Thomas Hillhouse. The Albany postmaster in 1866 was George Dawson. Both Hillhouse and Dawson were ardent pro-Union Republicans.

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
165
c
Sale 1107, Lot 165, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Deep Rose Red (65). Tied by clear strike of "Union" in Star fancy cancel, "West Hampton Mass. Jun. 26, 1862" circular datestamp on small cover to Northampton, Mass., Very Fine strike and cover

E. 300-400
850
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166
c
Sale 1107, Lot 166, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strile of "V. A SPRAGUE P.M." double-circle fancy cancel, corner of stamp also tied by matching "Corinna Me. Jul. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Rockland Maine, slightly reduced at right, stamp slight corner crease, Extremely Fine strike of this vanity fancy cancel

E. 300-400
400
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167
c
Sale 1107, Lot 167, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose, E. Grill (88). S.e. at right, tied by bold strike of red "F" fancy cancel, matching "N.Y. City F. Mar. 9" Statuion F circular datestamp on small cover to New York street address, some cover wear and tear at top, stamp with light corner crease, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
650
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168
c
Sale 1107, Lot 168, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Two covers, both stamps tied by fancy negative "N" of New Bern N.C., first with larger "N" in serrated square, on Internal Revenue official business cover to Washington D.C., "New Bern N.C. Apr. 24, 1866" double-circle datestamp, second smaller "N" in serrated circle on cover to Canton Conn. "New Berne N.C. Jun. 29" double-circle datestamp with the alternate town spelling, stamp on first cover with some irregular perfs, missing part of backflap, second cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strikes, a rare pair

E. 500-750
1,900
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169
c
Sale 1107, Lot 169, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Wide margins but faulty top corners, cancelled by clear strike of Coin design fancy cancel, includes a central quartered pie shape surrounded by wreath and a shield at bottom, matching "Wilkinsonville Mass. Mar. 23" circular datestamp on cover to Providence R.I., some gum staining around stamp, missing backflap, otherwise Fine, an extremely unusual cancel which is unlisted in Skinner-Eno

E. 300-400
375
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170
c
Sale 1107, Lot 170, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Two, slightly overlapping and tied by two bold strikes of negative Star in Pentagon fancy cancel, matching "Pittsfield Mass. Paid Dec. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Alexandria Va., small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
180
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171
c
Sale 1107, Lot 171, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Two pairs and four singles, tied by eight strikes of 4-Leaf Clover fancy cancel, faint strike of red New York "Paid 19" credit datestamp on buff cover to Queenstown, Ireland, Oct. 28, 1865 Queenstown receiving backstamp, a few stamps with perf flaws from placement near edge, small edge tears and varnish stain on back, still Fine appearing and striking cover

E. 200-300
1,500
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172
c
Sale 1107, Lot 172, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by well-struck blue negative Masonic Square and Compass fancy cancel, matching "Brattleboro Vt. 29 Apr." double-circle datestamp on cover to Charlemont Mass., fresh cover and a Very Fine strike, Brattleboro postmaster Daniel Kellogg was responsible for most of the unusual fancy cancels during the 1861 Issue era

E. 300-400
425
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173
c
Sale 1107, Lot 173, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Centered to bottom right, tied by Eagle & Shield fancy cancel, "Corry Pa. Jan. 23" circular datestamp on illustrated Kent's Standard Oil advertising cover to Clear Creek N.Y., overall lithographed design in blue with illustration of oil barrels, slightly reduced at left, stamp with minor flaws incl. small edge tear, light staining, otherwise Very Fine strike and rarely found on an illustrated advertising cover, Corry Pa. was located in the Eastern Pennsylvania oil region

E. 400-500
425
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174
c
Sale 1107, Lot 174, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Bright color, tied by green Solid Star fancy cancel, matching "Sharon Vt. Aug. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Norwich Vt., cover with trivial wear top right corner, Very Fine strike in this distinctive green color and desirable tying the stamp

E. 300-400
500
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175
c
Sale 1107, Lot 175, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Cancelled by deep green target with matching "Meriden N.H. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Hanover Plain N.H., stamp with some slight blunted perfs from placement at edge of cover, Very Fine strikes, rich green cancels on 1861 issue covers are scarce

E. 150-200
425
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176
c
Sale 1107, Lot 176, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Tied by well-struck Waterbury Circle of Hearts around Star fancy cancel (Rohloff J-10), matching "Waterbury Con. Mar. 17 '65" double-circle datestamp on cover to Norwalk Conn., central file fold, Very Fine strike

E. 500-750
1,300
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177
c
Sale 1107, Lot 177, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strike of Waterbury Leaf fancy cancel (Rohloff L-1), "Waterbury Con. Jul. 28 '66" double-circle datestamp also ties stamp, on cover to Wolcott Conn., reduced at left and overall soiling, Extremely Fine strike of this rare Waterbury fancy cancel

E. 300-400
950
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178
c
Sale 1107, Lot 178, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose (65). Tied by exceptionally bold strike of 7-Segment Rosette fancy cancel, (Rohloff P-6), "Waterbury Con. Dec. 12, '65" double-circle datestamp equally bold and also ties stamp, on cover to Wolcottville Conn., backflap tear barely extends to top front, nicked at right, Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
850
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179
c
Sale 1107, Lot 179, Fancy Cancellations: On Cover3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Tied by 5-Point Star fancy cancel (Rohloff S-3) "Waterbury Con. Jun. 10 '68" double-circle datestamp on brass works advertising cover to West Meriden Conn., original enclosure dated June 10, 1868, slightly reduced at left and couple minor perf flaws at top from placement near edge, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
225
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