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Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015

Category — Postal History: Stamped Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
199
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 199, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 97R6 with plate flaw on neck, large margins, rich color on bright paper, tied by well-struck "East Boston Ms. Jun. 20, 1857" circular datestamp on orange cover with blue Geo. M. Bird, Machinist, illustrated cameo corner card to New York, Extremely Fine, a superb cover in every respect

E. 500-750
550
200
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 200, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Rich color, full margins to touched at bottom, tied by bold "New York Aug. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover to Jefferson O. with Jarvis Johnson, Dealer in Hardwood, Lumber and Ship Planks, blue cameo corner card with illustration of three-masted ship, misspelling in inscription reads "Shippers to Calafornia supplied", fresh and Very Fine, a spectacular Eaves cameo design

E. 400-500
450
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201
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 201, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to touched, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on blue "The Spelling Reform" and "The Writing Reform" advertising cover to Alton Mich., famed educator Horace Mann and Senator Thomas Hart Benton quotes, backflap with additional advertisement for "Type of the Times" newspaper, small toned spot at right, Very Fine., a beautiful design

E. 200-300
400
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202
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 202, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Two covers, first Position 37L1L, exceptional depth of color, large margins to just cutting at bottom, tied by bold blue strike of "Richfield O. Jan. 2" (1852) circular datestamp on buff cover to Oberlin O., original contents datelined "Dec. 28th 1851", some cover wrinkling, still Very Fine, signed by Dr. Amonette and accompanied by a 1990 note from him where he states, "as fine an example of the Plate 1L Experimental O.B. as I have seen", second cover from same correspondence with same markings except postmarked "Jan. 22", equally beautiful color, margins clear to touching with a slightly irregular corner at upper left, signed on back by Dr. Amonette with same quote as first cover, ex Wagshal

1,800
225
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203
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 203, Postal History: Stamped Covers5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, used with 10c Green, Ty. II (14), tied by "New Orleans La. Aug. 18" circular datestamp on orange cover to Catahoula Parish La., 1856 docketing at left, cover refolded, Very Fine appearance, scarce domestic use of the 5c stamp, especially on a 5-times domestic rate cover, signed Ashbrook, ex Krug and Mayer

E. 750-1,000
400
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204
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 204, Postal History: Stamped Covers10c Green, Ty. IV-III (16-15), 10c Green, Ty. IV-III (16-15)10c Green, Ty. IV-III (16-15). Positions 65-66L1, left stamp recut at top, large margins to slightly in, scissors-cut at top between stamps, deep rich color, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), margins a bit close to slightly in, tied by criss-crossing strikes of blue grid, matching "Nashua N.H. May 16, 1857" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Paris, France, pair also tied by faint red "New-York Am. Pkt. May 30" circular datestamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. 20 May" backstamp, Calais transit (Jun. 12) and Paris receiving backstamp, the cover has been very lightly cleaned, Very Fine and colorful use to pay the 21c American packet rate, evidently carried on the Havre Line's Arago, which departed New York on May 30, 1857, and arrived at Southampton on June 11 (reaching Calais on the following day), ex White, with 2007 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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205
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 205, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Rose, Ty. I, II (25, 25A), 3c Rose, Ty. I, II (25, 25A)3c Rose, Ty. I, II (25, 25A). Two covers with local post stamps, No. 25 tied by grid with "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 1" circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, 1c Bronze on Lilac (15L4), uncancelled, on cover to Westtown School Pa., original enclosure, slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine, No. 25A tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 31" circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, 1c Bronze on Lilac (15L4), acid tied on cover to Bridgeton N.J., missing backflap, still Very Fine, a rare combination of which no other examples were found in Power Search, Scott Retail for No. 25A on cover alone $1,000.00

E. 500-750
275
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206
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 206, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck "Saint Louis Mo. Jan. 7, 1858" circular datestamp on orange cover to Newark Valley N.Y. with Wilcus, Noble & Co., House, Sign, Steamboat and Ornamental Painters blue illustrated cameo corner card, shows a house and steamboat, Eaves imprint, light vertical file fold and minor edgewear, Very Fine and beautiful design, ex Corwith Wagner and Risvold

E. 500-750
700
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207
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 207, Postal History: Stamped Covers5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by well-struck "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 11, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid Oct. 16" and French transit, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, a choice and eye-appealing cover, ex Haas

E. 750-1,000
400
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208
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 208, Postal History: Stamped Covers5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Two, artfully arranged with singles 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by large Boston "Paid" grid cancels on blue 1860 folded letter to Calcutta, India, "Boston Am. Pkt. Oct. 12" and red London transit backstamps, incredibly bold strike of "Calcutta Steam Letter 1860 Nov. 29" backstamp, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING FROM THE GODDARD CORRESPONDENCE, PAYING THE 21-CENT RATE VIA OPEN MAIL AMERICAN PACKET TO BRITAIN AND THENCE BY BRITISH MAILS.

With 1980 and 2012 P.F. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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209
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 209, Postal History: Stamped Covers5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), tied by grid cancels, indistinct strike of West Point N.Y. circular datestamp on cover to Lansing Mich., with original contents datelined July 23, 1861, and discussing the opening of an Army surgical college (scotch tape repairs along splits at folds), cover with some toned spots and edge wear, 5c stamp with small tear, otherwise Fine, ex Kapiloff, with 1980 and 2007 P.F. certificates

2,400
130
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210
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 210, Postal History: Stamped Covers1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Used with three 3c Rose (65), tied by "15" in circle handstamps, red "Boston Mass. Sep. 27" double-circle datestamp on Furniture and Uphulstory Dealer's blue cameo corner card cover to Prince Edward Island, Sep. 27, 1862 receiving backstamp, 1c with crease and one 3c with tear, Very Fine use to a scarce destination, ex Emerson and Blake

E. 400-500
500
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211
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 211, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid cancel, "Utica N.Y. Jul. 28, 186?" double-circle datestamp on Stephen Sherwood Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff blue cameo corner card cover to Schuyler Lake N.Y., illustration of Indian maiden, Eaves imprint, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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212
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 212, Postal History: Stamped Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by target, "Newark O." double-circle datestamp on Blandy's Newark Machine Works overall illustrated advertising cover showing a steam engine, addressed to Morrisdale Pa., Very Fine and attractive

E. 400-500
600
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213
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 213, Postal History: Stamped Covers30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, used with 15c Black (77), tied by grid cancels, "Salem Mass. Jul. 19" circular datestamp on blue cover with printed address to Zanzibar, East Coast of Africa, printed route directive "Via Marseilles" and "Care Adumally Sultanally, Esq., Merchant, Aden, Arabia", red "Boston Am. Pkt. 24 Paid 20 Jul." (1866) credit datestamp, red London Paid transit, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Aden receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left, part of address strengthened, Very Fine appearance, an attractive cover from the Goodhue correspondence, the 15c and 30c stamps pay the 45c British Mail via Marseilles rate for a letter up to a half-ounce, the addressee, Albert P. Goodhue, was a ship chandler and businessman from Salem, Massachusetts, he is probably related to Benjamin Goodhue, who served in the state senate from 1784-89 and then as Massachusetts representative in the first U.S. congress, Benjamin was a commercial merchant instrumental in establishing many of this country's revenue laws, and his son, Jonathan, was a prominent commercial merchant, ex Gibson, No. 7 in census published in Chronicle 234

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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214
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 214, Postal History: Stamped Covers30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by target and small "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 20" circular datestamp on 1866 overall illustrated cover to Geneva, Switzerland, advertisement for Kline's Emporium and mentioning postage stamps, red "N.York Br. Pkt. Paid Mar. ?" circular datestamp, red "12" credit handstamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF AN EARLY STAMP DEALER'S ADVERTISING COVER TO SWITZERLAND.

According to research by the late Steven R. Belasco, Kline's Emporium was run by John W. Klein (spelling differs from how it is printed on the cover). Under the name A.C. Klein, he published the first stamp catalogue in the United States in 1862.

Ex "Sevenoaks" and Belasco

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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215
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 215, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Well-centered, tied by New York 4-point Star in Circle fancy cancel on "The Great American Tea Company" overall illustrated advertising cover showing Chinese tortures to Hurly N.Y., Reagles & Co. imprint, Very Fine, a striking advertising cover, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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216
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 216, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by 4-point Star in Circle fancy cancel, "New York City Aug. 16" circular datestamp on hand-crafted Union Patriotic cover with glued-on eagle, American flags and small cut-out busts, addressed locally, Very Fine, extremely unusual, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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217
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 217, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), two singles of each, tied by crossroads cancels, "New Orleans Jan. 5" circular datestamp on 1868 legal-size cover to Natchez Miss., right 10c stamp with defective corner, couple other minor stamp flaws, Fine and appearing and colorful franking for 10-times the 3c rate, ex Russo, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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218
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 218, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal pair used with two singles of 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Paid" straightline cancel, red "No Andover Depot, Mass. Feb. 16, 1867" double-line circular datestamp on Wool Machinery and Card Clothing corner card cover to Lanark, Canada West, Feb. 21 receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
170
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219
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 219, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d), 2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d)2c Black, Vertical Half Used as 1c (73d). Right half with an additional full stamp at left, tied by indistinct blue cancel, matching "Sugar Run Pa. Feb. 12" double-circle datestamp on cover to Laporte Pa., 1866 docketing at left, original contents accompany, full stamp with crease and cover with small nick at bottom right, Fine and scarce, signed by Bartels in 1937 and with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,000
500
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220
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 220, Postal History: Stamped Covers24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Horizontal strip of three, deep shade, tied by target cancels and "San Jose Cal. Dec. 31, '64" double-circle datestamp on cover to Bombay, India, sender's directive "Via Marseilles" and apparently franked to pay the double (72c) rate for Bremen-Hamburg mail via Marseilles, red crayon "Paid 72" crossed out with magenta pen and matching "24" credit, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Jan. 20" circular datestamp, red London transit, "1" British colonial credit, red Bombay receiving backstamp (Mar. 14)

VERY FINE AND RARE. AN OUTSTANDING USE OF A STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1861 24-CENT LILAC ON A COVER FROM CALIFORNIA TO BOMBAY VIA NEW YORK AND LONDON.

The 24c credit and New York datestamp indicate that despite the sender's payment and directive, the cover was sent by American packet via London.

Ex "Patrick Henry" collection. With 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
6,000
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221
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 221, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Tied by bold red 4-point Star in Circle cancel and matching "New York City Feb. 17" circular datestamp on local drop rate cover, a magnificent strike and Very Fine, truly spectacular, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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222
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 222, Postal History: Stamped Covers12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Clearly-defined grill, tied by bold Rosette cancel, red "N. York Pkt. Paid Feb. 15" circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Bray, Ireland, clear strike of 1868 receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER TO IRELAND. THIS IS THE SECOND-EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THIS STAMP.

Grilled issues on patriotic covers are extremely rare, since the war was over for three years before regular grilled stamp production.

With 1996 P.F. and 2002 A.P.S. certificates.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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223
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 223, Postal History: Stamped Covers2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Tied by "Buffalo N.Y. May 1 1901" First Day machine cancel on Engraver's corner card cover to Boston Mass., back of cover with five different Exposition labels, receiving backstamp, some edge tears, stamp with minor defects, cover with some toning at edges, otherwise Very Fine, attractive and scarce First Day cover

2,750
800
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224
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 224, Postal History: Stamped Covers$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Rich color, tied by bold "Washington D.C. Feb. 12 10-AM 1923" slogan machine cancel on First Day cover to Edward C. Worden in Millburn N.J., barely reduced at right which is utterly inconsequential

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A PRISTINE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE $1.00 1923 ISSUE USED FROM WASHINGTON D.C.

The dollar-value 1922 Issues are exceedingly rare on First Day covers.

7,000
2,100
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