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

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

Category — Official Seals, Christmas Seals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4236
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4236, Official Seals, Christmas Seals1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1), 1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1)1877, "Post Obitum" Official Seal, Brown (OX1). Two, used to seal top edge of officially opened short paid cover, one partly separated along fold, used with 2c Vermilion (183), pen cancel not tied, "Providence R.I. Jan. 9 12PM" circular datestamp on reverse, blue crayon manuscript "1c", matching "78" and additional manuscript at top obscured by seal, while this cover lacks a Dead Letter Office handstamp, the presence of the Providence circular datestamp on the back and the crayon manuscript markings on the front indicate handling by the Dead Letter Office, rare usage as such, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
300
4237
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4237, Official Seals, Christmas Seals1907 Christmas Seal, Type I, Christmas Seal (WX1), 1907 Christmas Seal, Type I, Christmas Seal (WX1)1907 Christmas Seal, Type I, Christmas Seal (WX1). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 24 10:30 AM 1907" machine cancel on multicolored embossed Christmas Greetings postcard to Moore Pa., Very Fine, scarce use, Scott Retail $1,250.00 on cover

E. 750-1,000
800
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4238
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4238, Official Seals, Christmas Seals1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year", Christmas Seal (WX2), 1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year", Christmas Seal (WX2)1907, Type II, "Merry Christmas Happy New Year", Christmas Seal (WX2). Used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 24, 1907 8-30P" machine cancel on embossed Christmas card to Woodbourne Pa., Very Fine, scarce, Scott catalogue value $1,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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4239
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4239, Official Seals, Christmas Seals1908, Type Ia, American National Red Cross Christmas Seal (WX3 var), 1908, Type Ia, American National Red Cross Christmas Seal (WX3 var)1908, Type Ia, American National Red Cross Christmas Seal (WX3 var). Type Ia, perf 14, used with 1c Blue Green (300) and tied by "Cincinnati O. Dec. 24, 1908 12--M" machine cancel on embossed Christmas card to Chicago, 1c with fault at top left, some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 750-1,000
500
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