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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-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
531
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 531, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Vertical strip of three, bright color, lifted and reperfed -- according to the P.F. at left and top -- re-affixed slightly out of position with tiny edge tear in top stamp, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Mar. 4" circular datestamp on 1859 cover to Paris, France, red "New York 6 Mar. 12" credit datestamp, French transit and Paris receiving backstamp, a Fine appearing cover to France via American packet despite the work on the stamps, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for off-cover strip $6,250.00

E. 500-750
550
532
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 532, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Horizontal strip of three, perfs trimmed at bottom, tied by light strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp on 1857 cover to Troyes, France, red "Boston Paid 12 18 Nov." credit datestamp, red French arrival datestamp of Nov. 30, Paris transit and Troyes receiving backstamp, left stamp with small toned spot at top right, still Very Fine and attractive cover to France via British packet, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as off-cover strip of three $4,250.00

E. 750-1,000
425
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533
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 533, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Vertical strip of three, intense shade from the 1858 printing, scissors-separated at left with intact perfs, margins in at top and right, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. May 4, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded May 1, 1858 "Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants' Transcript" prices current to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 May 12" credit datestamp, French arrival datestamp and receiving backstamp, overall Fine and scarce cover with a strip of the 5c Bright Red Brown, with 2012 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for three No. 28b singles off cover is $7,200.00

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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534
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 534, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, radiant color and detailed impression found on the Indian Red printing, scissors-separated with intact perfs and centerline at left, portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, perfs trimmed into design at right, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Jul. 22 1858" circular datestamp on folded letter to Castillon, France, red "New York Paid 3 Jul. 31" credit datestamp struck in error, small red framed "PD" handstamp, French arrival datestamp and multiple transit and receiving backstamps, strip is trimmed but overall a Fine and scarce cover, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail for off-cover strip of three $13,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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535
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 535, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 14" double-circle datestamp on 1859 blue folded cover to Barcelona, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 21" circular datestamp, manuscript "4" reales due marking, transit and receiving backstamps, stamp had corner crease which has been folded down ("La." struck underneath corner of stamp), cover with repaired splits, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
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536
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 536, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Tied by "Annapolis Md. Jul. 4" circular datestamp on orange-buff 1859 cover to Spezzia, Sardinia, "New York 6 Jul. 6" debit circular datestamp, appropriate transit markings, slightly reduced at left, stamp with small faults, otherwise Fine and scarce use, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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537
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 537, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Horizontal strip of three, without the typical scissors-separation but with a few pulled perfs at right, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Sep. 14 1859" circular datestamp on folded letter to Nantes, France, red "Boston Sep. 21 Paid 12" credit datestamp, clear strike of French arrival datestamp of Oct. 3, red boxed "P.D.", transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, Scott Retail as strip of three off cover $1,300.00

E. 300-400
275
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538
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 538, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Tied by well-struck Segmented 5-Point Star fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-D-42), "Downieville Cal. Jun. 16, 1859" circular datestamp on buff cover to Boston, stamp with short perf and tiny perf hole tear at top, slight soiling, Very Fine appearance, a desirable cancel on one of the better 10c 1851-57 types, Scott Retail on-cover $1,400.00

E. 400-500
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539
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 539, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. I, IV (31, 34), 10c Green, Ty. I, IV (31, 34)10c Green, Ty. I, IV (31, 34). Both with Fine centering on transcontinental covers traveling in different directions, No. 31 tied by "Sonora Cal. Dec. 19, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, No. 34 Position 55L1, recut at bottom, tied by "Summerville Mich. Mar. 26" circular datestamp on buff cover to Santa Clara Cal., both covers with backflap tears, Fine pair of covers showing the two best 10c 1851-57 types, latter with 1977 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $3,900.00

E. 750-1,000
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540
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 540, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Tied by large "Paid" grid, small red "Boston Sept. 18" circular datestamp on blue 1860 cover to San Francisco, endorsed "Per Mail Steamer & Isthmus Rail Road" at lower left, some slight toning, Very Fine, east to west directives are unusual, by Dec. 17, 1859 the "Via Panama" route was replaced by the Butterfield route as the default sending unless other instructions were given as in the case here

E. 400-500
350
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541
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 541, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty, II, III (32, 33), 10c Green, Ty, II, III (32, 33)10c Green, Ty, II, III (32, 33). Two of No. 33, tied by "Benicia Cal. May 19" circular datestamp on 10c Green on Buff entire (U16) to Neponset Mass., slightly reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine four-times rate use on a small-sized envelope, very unusual, ex Emerson, Moody, "Sevenoaks" and Curtis

E. 500-750
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542
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 542, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33). Three singles, two Type III, each with left sheet selvage, tied by bold "Sweetland Cal. Apr. 2" (1859) circular datestamps on cover to London, England, red "19" credit handstamp, red "London Paid MY 10, 1859" circular datestamp, Very Fine, a scarce use overpaying by 1c the 29c transatlantic rate from the West Coast, the Sweetland cancel predates the earliest recorded date in Williams by two years, this was carried by private express via Grass Valley to Marysville, where it went by river steamer to Sacramento and then on to San Francisco, it was then carried on the Butterfield route, departing San Francisco Apr. 4 and arriving Tipton Mo. Apr. 25, then placed on the railroad to St. Louis and on to New York where carrried on the Cunarder Europa, which departed New York Apr. 27 and arrived Liverpool May 9, ex Haas and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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543
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 543, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. II-IV-IV (32-34-34), 10c Green, Ty. II-IV-IV (32-34-34)10c Green, Ty. II-IV-IV (32-34-34). Positions 53-55L1, horizontal strip of three with two right stamps forming a pair of Type IV, both recut at bottom, wide bottom margins nicely showing the recuts, tied by large "Paid" in grid, red "Boston Mass. May 5, 1859" circular datestamp on yellow cover to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada, red "United States" double oval handstamp, docketed at left, receiving backstamp, backflap tears and small repair on back that just touches the top left corner on front

FINE AND VERY RARE 10c 1857 TYPE IV MULTIPLE ON A TRIPLE-RATE COVER TO CANADA.

There are only two places on the 10c Plate 1 where a horizontal pair of Type IV can occur: Positions 54-55L1 and Positions 64-65L1. The Ty. IV perforated horizontal pair is rarer than the imperforate pair. This is the only example of a perforated Ty. IV horizontal pair contained in Power Search.

Signed Ashbrook. Scott Retail for an off-cover pair of Type IV, plus a single of Ty. II is $5,700.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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544
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 544, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, full perfs all around, tied by "Portland O.T. Mar. 24, 1859" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Lowville N.Y., cover reduced at left, well clear of address, Very Fine, with 1973 and 2013 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail for off-cover Position 64L1 $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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545
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 545, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33). Each with matching "Paid" handstamp, Type III with selvage at right and tied, neat "St. Louis Cal. Aug. 15" (1858) circular datestamp on 10c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U16) to France, red "New York 24 Sep. 15" credit datestamp, faint but readable San Francisco circular datestamp in red with integral 30c rate, Very Fine, rare and very attractive postal stationery and adhesive combination to France, ex Hugh Baker

E. 750-1,000
500
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546
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 546, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Horizontal strip of three with left interpane sheet selvage and centerline, tied by two blurry strikes of a large town datestamp ("Amite City La."?) on buff cover to Weibeck, Germany, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Jul. 6" credit datestamp, red framed "Aachen Franco" transit, some minor perf separations, Very Fine Prussian Closed Mail use

E. 300-400
225
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547
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 547, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Two, each cancelled by "15" numeral handstamp, "Georgetown Cal. Aug. 4, 1859" circular datestamp on cover to Schleswig, Denmark, partly visible New York credit datestamp, red pencil "5", "Franco" handstamp also ties stamps, transit backstamps, slightly reduced at top, minor cover wear, Fine, very scarce use to Denmark

E. 500-750
1,800
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548
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 548, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Rich color, cancelled by segmented grid of squares, "Camptonville Cal. Apr. 8, 1860" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Burnham Me. with illustrated train and printed "Per Overland via Placerville and Salt Lake, Hurrah!" with routing crossed out, Hutchings & Rosenfeld of San Francisco imprint, slightly reduced at left, minor edgewear, few lightly toned perfs from gum, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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549
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 549, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Two 1859 covers to Vera Cruz, Mexico, one with single stamp on folded cover carried outside mails from London, England to New Orleans, forwarder's handstamp and entered mails with New Orleans Dec. 17 circular datestamp, Fine centered stamp and Very Fine cover, second with pair of 10c on folded letter originating in New Orleans, tied by Aug. 24 double-circle datestamp, also with forwarder's handstamp, some mended splits, Fine

E. 400-500
225
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550
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 550, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of three, scissors-separated with perfs clipped at top of right stamp, rich color, tied by two strikes of blue Baltimore Md. circular datestamp, red "Boston Jun. 13 Paid 24" credit datestamp on 1860 cover to Paris, France, French arrival datestamp and transit backstamp, Very Fine double-rate use

E. 200-300
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551
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 551, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Two singles, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), affixed slightly overlapping and tied by multiple strikes of red grid cancel, 3c tied by "New-York. Am. Pkt. 3 Jun. 22" credit datestamp on 1861 cover to Sheffield, England, London transit datestamp of July 4, Sheffield receiving backstamp, original contents on a Lady Liberty and Flag Patriotic lettersheet, written in two directions quite legibly, right 10c stamp small tear at top, Very Fine and colorful 24c cover to England

E. 500-750
275
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552
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 552, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)12c Black, Plate 3, 24c Gray Lilac (36B, 37), 12c Black, Plate 3, 24c Gray Lilac (36B, 37)12c Black, Plate 3, 24c Gray Lilac (36B, 37). Two covers, No. 36B used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on 1861 folded cover to Bordeaux, France, No. 37 tied by small New York circular grid on 1861 cover to Manchester, England, 12c stamp creased from file fold, both covers with some minor edge wear, Fine appearance, latter signed by Ashbrook who notes that the New York small black grid is unusual

E. 400-500
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553
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 553, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Four, three affixed slightly overlapping and may have come from a strip, fourth with faulty corner, tied by red grids, "N. York Br. Pkt. 38 Jun. 6" credit datestamp on 1860 blue folded cover with three flaps to London, England, ms. "P. Persia", London datestamp of June 16, Fine double-rate use, this is listed by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society as the earliest known overseas use of Scott 36B, the Scott Catalogue lists June 1 as the overall earliest known use (22x domestic rate cover from New York to Philadelphia)

E. 500-750
1,800
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554
c
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 554, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue, On-Cover (Scott 27-38)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Bright color, used with 5c Brown, Ty. I (29) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 2" circular datestamps and 5c tied by red "New York Paid 6 Sep. 2" credit datestamp on 1860 folded cover to Nantes, France, red boxed "PD" handstamp, French arrival datestamp in blue, transit and receiving backstamps, 5c with tear at top, Very Fine appearance, a most attractive triple-color franking in both stamps and handstamped markings, credited in New York as a double rate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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