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Sale 1139 — U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

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Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
44
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 44, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Used in a spectacular combination franking with 2c Black, F. Grill, 3c Rose, E. and F. Grills, and 1870 2c Red Brown (88, 93, 94, 146) on front only of registered 3c Green entire (U84) to Boston, all stamps tied by fancy cloverleaf cancels, "Las Cruces, N. Mex. Apr. 12" double-circle datestamp, faint Boston registry office receiving datestamp, neatly docketed with 1871 year date, one 2c has s.e. and the other has nick at bottom, a few other minor stamp flaws, still Very Fine, a unique and amazing franking representing three stamp issues, two types of grills and postal stationery, ex Wolf and Coulter, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
45
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 45, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright shade, manuscript cancel and "No. Colebrook Ct. May 15" manuscript postmark, tied by red "N. York U.S. Pkt. 8 May 23" 8-cents credit datestamp on cover to naval officer on board U.S. Flag Ship Lancaster at Montevideo, Uruguay, docketed by another naval officer at Montevideo, Very Fine, the rate to Uruguay was 18c by American and British Packets, although underpaid, the New York exchange office credited the British P.O. with 8c for their normal share of postage (this credit marking is extremely rare), ex Juhring and Coulter, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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46
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 46, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, tied by quartered cork and light strike of May 4 (1870) Rochester N.Y. circular datestamp on yellow cover to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, addressed to Capt. Samuel Pierce "Care Steamer Tybee" (the Tybee was one of the Santo Domingo Steam Line vessels), red "New York Jun. 4" transit circular datestamp, Santo Domingo Jun. 15 receiving datestamp on face of cover more clearly struck than other examples from this correspondence, Very Fine, colorful cover and very rare 1869 use to the Dominican Republic, Michael Laurence records only five 10c 1869 covers carried on the Santo Domingo Steam Line, ex Coulter

E. 1,500-2,000
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47
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 47, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow (114, 116), 3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow (114, 116)3c Ultramarine, 10c Yellow (114, 116). 10c vertical pair, tiny margin tear at upper right, tied by Starburst cancel and duplex "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 1" (1870) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Sydney, New South Wales, red crayon "12" credit, red London transit (Aug. 20) ties stamps, Sydney receiving backstamp (Jul. 9), diagonal crease, small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, prepaid at the old 22c rate, which was reduced to 16c on Jan. 1, 1870, colorful and rare 1869 Pictorial use to New South Wales, ex Juhring and Coulter, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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48
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 48, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, deep shade, cancelled by segmented cork cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 10" (1870) circular datestamp on cover from Boston to Melbourne, Australia, via San Francisco forwarder, stamps applied over "Forwarded by Macondray & Co. San Francisco" double-line blue oval handstamp, sender's oval backstamp confirms Boston origin, Melbourne receiving backstamp (Jul. 25), clear strike of "1s More to Pay" oval handstamp uprated to "2/", opening tear at right, some stamp oxidation and toning around perfs

FINE AND RARE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVER TO AUSTRALIA. THE USE OF MACONDRAY & CO. TO FORWARD THIS COVER IS MOST UNUSUAL.

Although the U.S. rate to Melbourne, Victoria, would have been 10c per half-ounce whether mailed at Boston or San Francisco, for some reason this letter was forwarded outside the regular mails to Macondray & Co. in San Francisco and posted there. It was carried on the first sailing under the new direct service to Australia by American Packet and should have been delivered without any additional charges. However, on arrival it was treated as partially prepaid with two shillings (48c) due from addressee.

Ex Coulter

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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49
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 49, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Two, used with 2c Red Brown (146), tied by segmented cork cancels and partly readable "East Greenwich Conn. Apr. 7" (1871) duplex datestamp on cover to Bombay, India, red "New York Paid All Apr. 8" transit and matching "18" credit handstamp, red London transit and "1d" colonial rate handstamp, Sea Post Office oval on back, reduced at right slightly into 10c, same stamp has long tear, 2c tiny tear, still Very Fine and exceptionally nice condition for the Carstein correspondence (the envelopes are made of thin paper and are prone to faults), a beautiful mixed-issue franking for the 22c British Mail rate to India via Southampton, ex Krug and Coulter

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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50
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 50, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117), 3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117)3c Ultramarine, 12c Green (114, 117). 12c pair and two 3c -- despite certificate, in our opinion one 3c did not originate -- three stamps tied by circular cork cancels, faint red New York backstamp on cover to British soldier in Meerul, India, red "18" credit handstamp, red London transit (Jun. 2, 1869), red crayon "1" British colonial rate, Sea Post Office oval and various Indian transit datestamps on back, "Missent to Meeanmeer" framed handstamp, manuscript forwarding notations, appears Fine, ex Coulter, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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51
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 51, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, proof-like impressions, couple tiny toned spots, tied by segmented cork with clear strike of "Middleborough Mass. May 25" circular datestamp, stamp also tied by red "Boston Paid All Direct" transit datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red crayon "5" credit, German red framed "Weiterfr. 2 Sgr" accounting handstamp restating credit in silbergroschen, red Bremen transit backstamp (Jun. 9, 1870), receiving backstamp, trivial opening tears along top (clear of stamp)

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 15-CENT 1869 COVERS TO TURKEY. AN OUTSTANDING FOREIGN MAIL USE.

Ex Kuphal

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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52
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 52, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Center Inverted (119b). Neat cork cancel leaves frame and inverted vignette clearly visible, trace of red cancel at bottom left, few flaws including creases and tiny thins

VERY FINE CENTERING. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT.

Our recently-updated census of Scott 119b, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/119b/119b.pdf , records three unused and 100 used copies of Scott 119b (there are an additional three used examples of Scott 119c). Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at the British Library and the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library.

Census No. 119b-CAN-79. P.S.E. encapsulated (G 30)

22,500
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53
bl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 53, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Block of eight, rich colors, cancelled by neat strikes of segmented cork, few faults including light creases and perf separations, one with pinhole, still Fine, a scarce large used multiple of the 30c 1869 Pictorial, this was no doubt on a heavy parcel and virtually all large multiples of this issue are faulty to some extent, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

7,500
700
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54
ng
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 54, 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Unused (no gum), deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, well-centered with balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

1,500
1,600
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