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Sale 1133 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 26-27 July, 2016

Category — 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
290
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 290, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Cancelled by bold strike of blue geometric fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno GE-C 27) with matching "Watkins N.Y. Oct. 12" circular datestamp on small drop-rate cover, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
650
291
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 291, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Vertical pair, tied by blue Three-Leaf Clover cancels and by matching "Covington Ky. Jan. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to Keene Ky., Very Fine and extremely rare cancel, the only example recorded on the 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 500-750
475
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292
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 292, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Horizontal strip of three, left stamp tiny corner nick, tied by blue waffle grids with duplex "Lexington Ky. Dec. 25" circular datestamp on Lumber Dealer corner card cover to Frankfurt Ky., missing part of backflap, Very Fine use, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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293
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 293, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Strip of three, tied by bold strikes of blue quartered cork cancels, matching "Terre Haute Ind. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on cover to Carbondale Ill., slightly trimmed perfs at right from opening, Very Fine use paying the 3c rate, ex Gibson

E. 300-400
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294
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 294, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). A few slightly blunted perfs from affixing at edge of cover, used with pair 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jun. 2" (1870) circular datestamps and pair by target on buff cover to Creusburg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 4" transit datestamp, framed Bremen transit ties 3c pair, clear Creuzburg arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a rare cover with 1869 Pictorial stamps used to pay the 7c North German Union rate via Bremen -- put into effect in July 1870 (but announced earlier), the 7c NGU rate had the misfortune of coinciding with the Franco-Prussian War when France declared war on July 19; fear of German ships being captured while at sea caused the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg-American lines to keep their ships in neutral ports and to cease operations; normal service was restored in February 1871 but the rate was reduced to 6c in October -- needless to say, covers showing the ill-fated 7c NGU rate are very rare, this is a choice example with two values of the the 1869 Pictorial Issue, ex Klein and Lafayette

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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295
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 295, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Balance of five covers, first tied by blue segmented cork cancel with matching "Lexington Ky. Feb. 9" (1870) circular datestamp on large piece of U.S. Internal Revenue printed tax form to local addressee, Very Fine, ex Wunsch, second used with 2c Red Brown (146), "Clarendon Springs Vt. Jul. 25" circular datestamp on orange cover to Highgate Vt., slightly reduced at right, Fine and scarce, ex "Mercedes", two local uses including one with Salt Lake City rimless circular datestamp, finally one used with No. 77 to Germany but 1c stamp defective, otherwise Fine, overall an attractive and worthwhile group

E. 500-750
275
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296
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 296, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Tied by bold strike of blue Savannah Ga. "Sunburst" fancy cancel on folded prices current addressed to New York, circular with edge splits, Very Fine strike, with 2012 P.F. certificate identifying the cancel as New York

E. 300-400
200
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297
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 297, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Balance of four covers, first with single 2c and horizontal pair 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96) on cover to Callao, Peru, neat "Bath Me. May 17" backstamp, 2c stamp clipped top right corner prior to use, still Fine mixed franking paying the 22c rate, second vertical pair on small cover to Paris, France, "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy marking, stamps slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, appears Very Fine, other two are domestic uses including pair from South Bethlehem Pa. and single on Scientific American illustrated advertising cover, overall Fine and desirable group

E. 400-500
225
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298
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 298, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two covers, stamps tied by red Shield and grid fancy cancels, matching "South Deerfield Ms." circular datestamps, Aug. 8 in red on mourning cover to South Gardner Mass., May 5 in blue on cover to Vernon Vt., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful matched pair of covers, perfect for exhibition

E. 500-750
375
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299
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 299, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by target cancel, "Charleston Mass. Oct. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Mt. Vernon N.H., red "Missent" handstamp with matching "Charlestown N.H. Oct. 18" circular datestamp with attached Masonic Square and Compass in circle fancy cancel, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a colorful use, ex Heimburger, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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300
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 300, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, tied by magenta hollow 4-point Star fancy cancel on mourning cover to Streetsboro O., matching "Hartford Wis. Aug. 24" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful and rare cover, ex Mason, Ackerman and Hall

E. 400-500
425
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301
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 301, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by fancy orange-red dots in circle cancel, matching "Naugatuck 8 Nov." circular datestamp with month inverted on small cover to Washington Conn., Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
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302
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 302, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by bolds strike of blue Negative "N" fancy cancel, matching "Nunda Ill. May 31" circular datestamp on cover to Belvidere Ill., minor toning along bottom edge, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce letter fancy cancel

E. 300-400
425
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303
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 303, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by bold strike of blue "W" fancy cancel, matching "Woodstock Ill. Feb. 18" circular datestamp on cover to New York, with original contents (no year date), Very Fine strike of this scarce letter fancy cancel

E. 300-400
350
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304
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 304, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two vertical pairs and single, bright color, tied by blue "Pacific Union Ex. Co., Los Angeles, Aug. 29" double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover to Clifton, England, light crease affects stamps (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), some slight overall cover wear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A COVER CARRIED BY THE PACIFIC UNION EXPRESS COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA, THEN BY TRANSATLANTIC MAIL TO ENGLAND.

This was carried privately to New York, then sent to England in a bulk package of mail. On arrival it was placed in another envelope and delivered to destination at the 1p rate. The required U.S. postage was cancelled by the Pacific Union Express Company, but it never entered the regular U.S. mails.

Ex Eubanks. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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305
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 305, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Four singles, tied by large three-bar magenta grid cancels, matching "Phila. Paid All May 18" circular datestamp on knitting mills corner card cover to London, England, red 1869 London transit

VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL CORNER CARD COVER TO ENGLAND WITH THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CANCELLED IN MAGENTA.

This was used less than two months after the stamp was issued. Ex Gibson

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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306
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 306, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Pair, tied by unusual blue geometric fancy cancel, matching well-struck "Blackfoot City Mont. Jul. 5" double-circle datestamp on 1870 Montana territorial cover to Canada West, Foxboro receiving backstamp, right stamp slight bend from edge of cover, Very Fine, extremely scarce 1869 Pictorial use, only a couple other uses from Blackfoot City are known with this cancel and these are the clearest strikes we have encountered, ex Dr. Robertson

E. 400-500
300
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307
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 307, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Balance of three domestic covers with fancy blue cancels, two from Savannah Ga. with grids and "STEAMBOAT" straightline handstamps, one marked "Due 3", third from Lisbon N.H. with geometric cancel, forwarder's datestamp, Very Fine trio

E. 500-750
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308
c
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 308, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers (Scott 112-114)3c Ultramarine, Advertising Covers (114), 3c Ultramarine, Advertising Covers (114)3c Ultramarine, Advertising Covers (114). Three, first tied by target cancel with "Oneida N.Y. Sep. 3" double-circle datestamp on coffin and casket maker's illustrated corner card cover to Turin N.Y., Very Fine, unusual theme, second with Ann Arbor Mich. double-circle datestamp on buff "Dr. Chase's Steam Printing House" illustrated cover to Chelsea Mich., Very Fine, third on illustrated cover for "Prang's American Chromos" of Boston, to Andover Ohio, some slight wear, Fine, ex Gibson

E. 300-400
160
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