Sale 1136 — The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings
Sale Date — Wednesday, 5 October, 2016
Category — 1851-57 Issues
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE IMPRINT STRIP OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE II FROM PLATE TWO USED ON COVER.
Ex Caspary and Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE ON A DROP-RATE COVER. ONE OF THE GEMS OF THE COLLECTION.
Ex Newbury and "European Connoisseur". With 2016 P.F. certificate. The Scott value for a 1c Type III on cover is only $250 more than the value for a used stamp off cover, which by no means reflects the scarcity and desirability of the short-lived imperforate 1c Type III on cover, especially in this quality.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STRIKE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1851 ISSUE ERA FANCY CANCELLATION. A TRULY SPECTACULAR CLASSIC COVER.
Ex Haas, Rogers, Hackmey and Gross. With 1993 and 2013 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE 1851 ISSUE COVER WITH THE STAMP TIED BY THE GREEN ISLAND 3-CENT FANCY CANCELLATION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STRAIGHTLINE TOWN MARKING.
Illustrated and discussed in 1851 Sesquicentennial book (pages 269 and 283), where Frank Mandel notes that this marking is not known to him as a stampless rate marking. Therefore, it is apparently a distinctive and rare "Trime" fancy cancellation of the 1851 Issue era.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT COVER IN EVERY RESPECT -- QUALITY OF STAMP, CLARITY OF MARKING AND OVERALL PRISTINE CONDITION.
Ex Newbury and "European Connoisseur." As a measure of this cover's desirability, in our 1961 sale of the Newbury collection (Sale 244, lot 209) it realized $400, selling to the European Connoisseur, and in the sale of his collection (Sale 1115, lot 2091), it fetched $6,750 hammer after fiercely competitive bidding.
With 2015 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL LOUISVILLE & CINCINNATI MAIL LINE CONTRACT STEAMBOAT COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
According to Hugh Feldman (Rumsey sale catalogue), "In July 1842, C. M. Strader, President of the U.S. Mail Line of Cincinnati contracted for the Cincinnati to Louisville route. Renewed every four years until 1870, in the period 1846 to 1858 the route was designated as 5032 with a daily trip each way paying $3,850 a year. Amongst the many steamboats owned by the company were the Telegraph No. 2 and 3. Both were used on Route 5032 as shown by combinations with the route agent cds." The Feldman catalogue lists three examples of these markings (March 19, March 27 and April 9, 1852 -- the last is a rebacked front offered in lot 1103).
Ex Grunin, Milgram, Schwartz and Feldman.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ON COVER WITH THE SCARCE LOUISVILLE & CINCINNATI MAIL LINE ROUTE AGENT'S DATESTAMP.
Ex Moody, Haas, "Sevenoaks" and Schwartz. With 2009 P.F. certificate