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Sale 1116 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 December, 2015

Category — Officials thru Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3453
c
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3453, Officials thru Postal Stationery2c Agriculture (O2), 2c Agriculture (O2)2c Agriculture (O2). Single with selvage at left tied by cork cancel on "Department of Agriculture, Official Business" imprint label on complete folded wrapper to Sugar Grove, Pa., with manuscript "Return April 1, 1874" on reverse, file fold thru stamp causing it to partly lift, still Fine, this example is unlisted in the Campbell census (Chronicle 194, May 2002), Scott Retail on cover $4,000.00

E. 500-750
250
3454
c
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3454, Officials thru Postal Stationery6c Agriculture (O4), 6c Agriculture (O4)6c Agriculture (O4). Well-centered, lightly cancelled by circle of wedges, used on large part of wrapper with half of "Department of Agriculture, Official Business" label intact and an 1874 printed agricultural report listing quantities of livestock in Westover Md., stamp with small tear, an exhibit-worthy and extremely rare use of the 6c Agriculture stamp, this is not one of the four covers listed in the Campbell census of Agriculture Department covers, thus it becomes a fifth known use, ex Starnes, Scott value for a cover is $7,500.00

E. 750-1,000
950
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3455
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3455, Officials thru Postal Stationery2c Executive (O11), 2c Executive (O11)2c Executive (O11). Original gum, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb original-gum example of the 2c Executive, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

550
2,000
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3456
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3456, Officials thru Postal Stationery7c State (O61), 7c State (O61)7c State (O61). Original gum, deep rich color, unusually well-centered for this issue, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $640.00), no other Scott O61 has been graded higher and only two others equal the XF 90 offered here

290
650
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3457
c
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3457, Officials thru Postal Stationery30c State (O66), 30c State (O66)30c State (O66). Well-centered with right sheet selvage, tied by large cork cancel, "Washington D.C. Jul. 20 5PM" (1877) circular datestamp on legal-size linen-lined cover to the Hon. William M. Merrick in Baltimore Md., "(Unite)d States Consulate Genl., Mexico City" imprint ("Genl" and "Mexico City" in manuscript), red "DEPARTMENT OF STATE" straightline handstamp and blue oval Jul. 20, 1877 datestamp, large green "U.S. Consulate General, City of Mexico" seal on back, Baltimore receiving backstamp, reduced and faulty at left, some other edge faults, still quite presentable

ONE OF EIGHT RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE 30-CENT STATE DEPARTMENT STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY TWO ARE USED ALONE. ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING HIGH-VALUE OFFICIAL COVERS.

In his article "High Value Official Stamps on Cover" (Chronicle 188, Nov. 2000, pp. 287-299), Alan C. Campbell lists seven 30c State Department covers, including five bearing other values. This cover is No. 29 in the Campbell census. The 2004 Markovits sale catalogue raised the number to eight.

Ex Hughes and Starnes. With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $12,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
2,500
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3458
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3458, Officials thru Postal Stationery90c State (O67), 90c State (O67)90c State (O67). Original gum, choice centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,950.00), only four original-gum 90c State Dept. stamps have achieved a 90 grade (one 90J)

1,050
1,300
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3459
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3459, Officials thru Postal Stationery$2.00 State (O68), $2.00 State (O68)$2.00 State (O68). Rich colors, bold cork cancel, single added perf at bottom right and short perf at lower left, otherwise Fine, scarce in used condition

3,000
0
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3460
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3460, Officials thru Postal Stationery15c War (O90), 15c War (O90)15c War (O90). Bottom imprint and plate no. 87 strip of seven with selvage at left, original gum, nice margins and centering, Fine-Very Fine

595
275
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3461
S
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3461, Officials thru Postal Stationery15c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O7S), 15c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O7S)15c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O7S). Without gum as issued, precise centering, vivid color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, a very choice example of this Special Printing, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

400
2,100
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3462
S
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3462, Officials thru Postal Stationery24c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O8S), 24c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O8S)24c Agriculture, Specimen Ovpt. (O8S). Without gum as issued, well-centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

400
750
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3463
P
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3463, Officials thru Postal Stationery10c Black, Trial Color Proof on Wove, 10c Deep Green Re-issue, Plate Proof on India (PR2TC5, PR6P4), 10c Black, Trial Color Proof on Wove, 10c Deep Green Re-issue, Plate Proof on India (PR2TC5, PR6P4)10c Black, Trial Color Proof on Wove, 10c Deep Green Re-issue, Plate Proof on India (PR2TC5, PR6P4). Large margins, fresh and Very Fine

150
120
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3464
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3464, Officials thru Postal Stationery25c Orange Red, Colored Border (PR3), 25c Orange Red, Colored Border (PR3)25c Orange Red, Colored Border (PR3). Without gum as issued, natural s.e. at top, choice balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine, difficult to find in this centered and sound condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

400
300
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3465
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3465, Officials thru Postal Stationery48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43), 48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43)48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43). Without gum as issued, rich color, fresh and Fine, scarce as only 268 sold, with 1974 P.F. certificate

4,000
950
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3466
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3466, Officials thru Postal Stationery1c-$100.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125). Complete set in horizontal pairs, each with either top or bottom plate no., partial inscription and arrow selvages except 5c with complete inscription and arrow, stamps Mint N.H. and only hinged in selvage, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,810
325
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3467
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3467, Officials thru Postal Stationery25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5), 25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Mint N.H., rich color, wide and well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

190
400
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3468
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3468, Officials thru Postal Stationery25c Special Handling (QE4), 25c Special Handling (QE4)25c Special Handling (QE4). Mint N.H., outstanding centering within wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00)

37
190
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3469
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3469, Officials thru Postal Stationery10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Cut Square (U33, UPSS 65), 10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Cut Square (U33, UPSS 65)10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Cut Square (U33, UPSS 65). Unused, 32 x 33mm, fresh and Very Fine

1,450
425
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3470
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3470, Officials thru Postal Stationery12c-90c Reay, Cut Squares (U93, U98, U99, U107), 12c-90c Reay, Cut Squares (U93, U98, U99, U107)12c-90c Reay, Cut Squares (U93, U98, U99, U107). Unused, each with large margins, Very Fine

725
190
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3471
c
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3471, Officials thru Postal Stationery5c Weather Vane, Postal Card, Yellow & Black Omitted (UX57a), 5c Weather Vane, Postal Card, Yellow & Black Omitted (UX57a)5c Weather Vane, Postal Card, Yellow & Black Omitted (UX57a). Cancelled by "Fort Myer. Va Sep. 1 1970" First Day cancel, unaddressed, Very Fine, normal accompanies, Scott Retail as used with no premium for the First Day

750
375
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3472
E
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3472, Officials thru Postal Stationery1c + 1c Black on Buff, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essays (UY1E-GBa, GBc var), 1c + 1c Black on Buff, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essays (UY1E-GBa, GBc var)1c + 1c Black on Buff, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essays (UY1E-GBa, GBc var). Two cards, style with two stamps and arced "U.S. Return Postal Card." in vertical orientation at left, address lines omitted and no oval handstamp, the first card is double width with no perforations and unfolded, Very Fine and rare, UPSS catalog states two known, second card also double width with perforations at the fold and near edge at right through top layer only, also unfolded, some slight newsprint offset, Very Fine and rare, similar to UY1E-GBc (which states both cards perforated at right edge), this pair is especially desirable in unfolded condition

2,000
475
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3473
og
Mint Entire Group. Fifteen mint entire envelopes or wrappers, almost all are 1853-64 period, incl. Nos. U2, U14 and U29, several 2c Black Jacks (incl. two uncounted used), a few later incl. one War Dept., generally Very Fine, Scott Retail about $2,600.00

E. 500-750
375
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3474
og
Cut Square Collection. Mostly unused on album pages, fairly well-filled, value in 19th Century, with several cataloguing a few hundred dollars each, also a small number of entires incl. No. U28, a few small faults, virtually all with Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail is well in excess of $4,000.00

E. 750-1,000
950
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3475
 
Cut Square Collection. To 1960 on Scott pages, First Issue mostly used, after that it is mainly mint, some higher cataloguing items such as No. U30, filled with medium priced items, 1920-21 Surcharges incl. a few varieties, some Officials, earliest in mixed quality, later issues largely Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
850
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3476
og
Cut Squares. Over 60 mostly unused, incl. No. U1, various 1860-61 Issues to 40c, several 1863-64 2c Black Jacks (incl. two trial colors not counted in the catalogue value), 1864-65 Issue to 40c, then jumps to the 1925 Issue, incl. some better surcharged, a few used incl. Nos. U5 and U32, two with Wells Fargo cancels not counted in the catalogue value, largely Very Fine, Scott Retail about $4,300.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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