Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Category — 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1446
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1446, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Clear grill, s.e. at left, rich color, tied by bold letter "S" cancel, "Chicago Ill. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on buff cover to Bremen, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 21" circular datestamp, transit backstamps, stamp lifted and hinged in place, Very Fine, unusual cancel

1,050
300
1447
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1447, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues3c Green (158). Tied by clear strike of "KKK" in circle cancel, matching "Beloit Wis. Sep. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Rockton Ill., opened slightly roughly at right but stamp is unaffected, Very Fine strike of this scarce cancel indicating Ku Klux Klan activity, accompanied by a second cover from Beloit with fancy "B" cancel

E. 400-500
275
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1448
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1448, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (161, 163). Horizontal strip of three of 15c, tied by circle of wedges on legal-size home made cover with printed return address from Mission Rooms Methodist Episcopal Church to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, red "London Paid 29 MY 1878" datestamp, New York and receiving backstamps, few small faults affecting stamps, appears Fine, colorful and scarce usage

E. 300-400
300
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1449
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1449, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 3c Green (158) and 6c Dull Pink (159), cancelled or tied by corks, "Ashville N.C. Sep. 26" circular datestamp on registered cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red "New York Paid All Oct. 1" circular datestamp ties 3c and 6c, appropriate transit markings, some slight edgewear and few toned perfs, 15c oxidized, otherwise Very Fine and colorful use

E. 200-300
170
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1450
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1450, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues30c Full Black (190). Used with 1c Dull Blue (219) and 5c Chocolate (223) on 4c Carmine entire (U326), tied by New York oval cancels and addressed to Sudbury, England and forwarded to Devon, stamp dealer's corner handstamp, purple registered handstamp dated Aug. 18, 1892 which is nearly a year before the earliest recorded use of Scott U326 (UPSS website states EKU is Dec. 4, 1893), 1c and 90c stamp with edge faults, appears Fine

E. 500-750
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1451
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1451, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Red Brown (210). Tied by Pittsburgh Pa. duplex datestamp on 1885 cover to Worthington Pa. with elaborate multicolored Thomas C. Jenkins grocer dealer design, both front and back, original enclosure an extensive products price list from Jenkins, Very Fine, an exceptional design

E. 400-500
225
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1452
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1452, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Columbian (230). Tied by New York 1894 machine cancel on all-over "label" illustrated cover for Dennison Manufacturing Co., additional advertising on back, quite fresh, Very Fine, a lovely illustrated cover

E. 150-200
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1453
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1453, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues$1.00 Columbian (241). With selvage at left, small faults, tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 26, '93" duplex datestamp on oversize cover to Gloucester N.J. with Department of Justice corner card, Philadelphia transit and arrival backstamps, file fold, some wear and small tears, otherwise Fine, apparently a non-philatelic use which makes this very rare, the vast majority of on-cover uses of dollar value Columbians are philatelically-inspired

1,900
1,100
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1454
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1454, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Pale Carmine, Ty. III (252). Tied by New York N.Y. 1896 machine cancel on Seabury & Johnson multicolored advertising cover to London, Canada, wonderfully ornate design including "Benson's Plasters" in the form of a patent medicine stamp at bottom and on back, Canadian receiving backstamp, slight cover bends on right side with stamp, Very Fine, the epitome of Gilded Age patent medicine advertising

E. 400-500
325
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1455
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1455, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Intense shade, well-centered, tied by target, "Virginia Cal. Feb. 6, 1900" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover that only required 1c postage, Very Fine, intriguing and scarce use, from our 1993 Rarities sale, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,300
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1456
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1456, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Tied by mute oval cancels, "New York (Sta. P) Registered Oct. 21, 1935" double-circle datestamp struck twice on back of cover to Vienna, Austria, purple "REGISTERED" straightline and Oct. 31 receiving datestamp, small repair at top where paper clip stain was removed, Very Fine and scarce use

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1457
c
Trans-Mississippi Postal Cards. Complete set of ten 1c Postal Cards (UX14), each illustrating different building at the Exposition, fresh and Very Fine set, ex Bleuler

E. 200-300
300
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1458
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1458, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Pan-American (294). Tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Sep. 7 4-PM '01" exposition cancel on unaddressed cover with McKinley portrait, Very Fine, reportedly McKinley was shot at 4:07 p.m. on Sept. 6, almost exactly 24 hours before this cover was cancelled, he passed away on Sept. 14, one week after this was cancelled

E. 200-300
160
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1459
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1459, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I (319). Tied by "New York, N.Y. Dec. 10, 1904" wavy-line machine cancel on advertising cover to Manhattan address, with spectacular six-color Christmas design for Bloomingdales' Dept. Store with Santa Clauses trying to fit aboard a street car, R.F. Outcault imprint below car, Madison Sq. Station Dec. 10, 1904 11PM backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR SANTA CLAUS ADVERTISING DESIGN.

The creator of this design, cartoonist Richard F. Outcault, was a key pioneer of the modern comic strip, beginning in the 1890's with "The Yellow Kid". In this design, he placed his most famous creations, Buster Brown and his bull terrier Tige, in the foreground.

Ex Risvold

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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1460
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1460, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Green, Schermack Ty. III Perforations, 5-Hole Control Perfin (343 var). Schermack perfs at right with Belasco perfin pattern 4578, tied by "New York N.Y. 1910" machine cancel on orange cover with De Laval Separator Co. illustrated corner card to Earleton Kans., additional advertisements on back, Very Fine, a beautiful cover, the control perfins were a security device to thwart stamp theft, the Belasco book rates this pattern used on cover as "scarce"

E. 750-1,000
425
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1461
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1461, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Carmine, Schermack Ty. III Perforations, 5-Hole Control Perfin (344 var). Two covers, first with full Schermack perfs at left, Belasco perfin pattern 2356, New York 1910 machine cancel on cover to Exeter N.H., small corner stain at bottom of cover, Very Fine, the Belasco book rates this perfin pattern on cover as "rare", second with trace of Schermack perfs, Belasco perfin pattern 5689, New York 1910 machine cancel on green John Wanamaker corner card cover to Goshen N.Y., stamp with slight toning, appears Very Fine, this perfin pattern is scarce on cover

E. 500-750
400
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1462
 
Sale 1146, Lot 1462, 1870 Bank Note and Later IssuesPrivate Vending Machine Coils, Balance. Group including Mailometer Ty. IV, five covers, three on No. 384 and two on No. 409, mostly commercial window envelopes, Schermack Ty. III group including 28 singles of Nos. 343-344 and 383-384 with perfin control punches, variety of patterns including the scarce 12-hole pattern, also covers including Nos. 320, 344 (eleven), and 408-409 (three each), Fine-Very Fine and interesting group, Scott Retail in excess of $2,000.00

E. 750-1,000
650
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1463
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1463, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Lincoln (367). Tied by "Los Angeles Ca. Feb. 12, 1909" First Day machine cancel on beautiful multicolored embossed postcard of "Abraham Lincoln The Martyred President", Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
500
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1464
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1464, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Lincoln (367). Tied by "Boston, Mass. Feb. 12, 1909" machine cancel on First Day cover to Treves, Germany (now known as Trier), cover is sandwiched on back of a post card featuring illustrated design of Lincoln with slaves, titled "Lincoln and the Contrabands", message around border states "Note the stamp & date of receiving stamp. Boston Mass Febry. 12 '09. Lincoln's 100th Birthday", stamp with couple shortish perfs at lower left, some minor corner wear, still Very Fine, an outstanding First Day use mailed by the sender to honor Lincoln's 100th birthday

500
400
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1465
bl
Sale 1146, Lot 1465, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues$5.00 Light Green, $5.00 Deep Green & Black (480, 524). Piece containing 14 of the former and 46 of Scott 524, including several large blocks, also with single 30c and 50c stamps, tied by duplexes, clear "Washington D.C. May 2, 1921 9AM" duplex datestamp, typed "Postage stamps amounting to $460.80, H. Mcd. Buchanan Representing P.O. Dept." and signed, note would indicate that piece was originally larger and contained an additional $160.00 of postage, few faults such as creases as one would expect on such a large item, still Very Fine and very unusual, this was probably used as a receipt for postage due from a volume sender

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1466
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1466, 1870 Bank Note and Later Issues2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Cancelled or tied by multiple strikes of purple "New York (Int'l Philatelic Exhibition Sta.) N.Y. Registered" First Day cancels, on registered cover to Newton Centre Mass., receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive First Day cover

1,800
800
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