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

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

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4205
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4205, Postal Stationery12c Plum on White entire, Die 40 (U93; UPSS 229), 12c Plum on White entire, Die 40 (U93; UPSS 229)12c Plum on White entire, Die 40 (U93; UPSS 229). Size 21, knife 98, watermark 2, cancelled by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 13" duplex datestamp and cancel, blue 1875 company double-circle datestamp, addressed to Sacramento Cal. and paying four-times the 3c rate, pencil docketing at left indicating conveyance of stock proxies, backflap tear, Very Fine and exceedingly scarce used example of this high-value entire, illustrated in a 1992 Linn's article by Richard B. Graham (article included), with 2004 A.P.S. certificate as the earliest documented use, UPSS value $500.00

450
950
4206
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4206, Postal Stationery24c Purple on White entire, Die 42 (U99; UPSS 239), 24c Purple on White entire, Die 42 (U99; UPSS 239)24c Purple on White entire, Die 42 (U99; UPSS 239). Size 21, knife 98, watermark 2, "Houston Tex. Oct. 10" (ca. 1880) duplex datestamp and cancel, addressed to Galveston Tex., Houston Oct. 11 backstamp, some slight wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine and rare used example of this high-value entire paying eight-times the 3c rate, illustrated in a 1992 Linn's article by Richard B. Graham (article included), with 2004 A.P.S. certificate, unpriced in Scott as used, UPSS value

350
800
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4207
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4207, Postal Stationery30c Red Brown on Manila entire, Die 69 (U340; UPSS 1117), 30c Red Brown on Manila entire, Die 69 (U340; UPSS 1117)30c Red Brown on Manila entire, Die 69 (U340; UPSS 1117). Size 21, knife 100, watermark 7, blurry double oval cancels indicia, purple "Registered New York P.O. Jan. 27, 1891 Branch G" rectangular datestamp, "Registered Return Receipt" two-line handstamp and label, addressed to Copenhagen, Denmark, G. B. Calman (stamp dealer) return address, back with two additional New York registry ovals and Danish receipt datestamp of Feb. 7, file fold at left, Very Fine and rare example of this used entire paying four-times the UPU rate of 5c plus 10c registry fee (no charge for return receipt), illustrated in a 1992 Linn's article by Richard B. Graham (article included), with 2004 A.P.S. certificate as the earliest documented use, UPSS value for used $600.00

E. 500-750
700
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4208
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4208, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (UX5), 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (UX5)1c Black on Buff, Postal Card (UX5). Cancelled by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 10" duplex datestamp with "1876" in shield fancy cancel on card addressed to Hagerstown Md., message side with "Banking House of Drexel & Co." account credit statement, Extremely Fine, an outstanding and rare fancy cancel marking the Centennial of the birth of the United States

E. 300-400
200
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4209
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4209, Postal Stationery2c Blue on Buff, Postal Card (UX6), 2c Blue on Buff, Postal Card (UX6)2c Blue on Buff, Postal Card (UX6). Aug. 1890 card sent around the world, from New York to San Francisco, to Yokohama, Japan, to Calcutta, India, to Liverpool, England, then back to New York, franked with four additional stamps applied by recipients along the route, incl. Japan No. 79, India Nos. 36 and 42 and G.B. No. 89, various markings and notations trace the journey, message on back describes how it was intended to travel, condition a bit rough as might be expected but a fascinating cover

E. 300-400
450
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4210
c
2c on 1c Green on Cream, Postal Card (UX40). Five uncut press sheets of 20 (4 x 5), top sheet and some edges with toning, otherwise Very Fine and very unusual

E. 200-300
50
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4211
c
Postal Stationery, Earliest Documented Uses (U50/U515). Approximately 80 entires, all or nearly all with A.P.S. certificates (circa 2004) stating Earliest Documented Use, a check of many revealed that they are still listed as such in Scott but it is possible some may have been superseded, some flaws to be expected with used entires but overall Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group which would be difficult to duplicate, most ex Berkun, the cost of the certificates alone was probably more than $2,000

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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