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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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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Fancy Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
13
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 13, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, tied by Christian Cross fancy cancel, "Canton Mi. Apr. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Buchannan Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, missing part of top flap, Very Fine strike, unlike typical "Cross" cancels with segments of equal length, this Canton Cross is clearly a representation of the Christian crucifix, ex "Artemis"

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
14
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 14, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Full to clear margins, cancelled by bold strike of negative "A.H." postmaster's initials cancel, manuscript "West Charleston Ohio, Aug. 19" postmark on glazed cover to Springdale O., minor edge wear, Very Fine strike, scarce use of initialed cancel on 1851 Issue, the postmaster's name was Andrew Hoagland, ex "Artemis"

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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15
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 15, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by Eagle fancy cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Dec. 12" circular datestamp on cover to Piqua O., stamp with tiny tear at top, Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, ex "Artemis"

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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16
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 16, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by bold strike of "U.S." and Stars in Shield fancy cancel, "Boston Mass. Sep. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Waterville Vt., 1865 docketing at left, barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine strike of this pro-Union fancy cancel, ex "Artemis"

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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17
FC
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 17, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Radiant color, cancelled by perfect strike of Large Bee fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff A-13), stamp with diagonal crease at top

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE WATERBURY LARGE BEE FANCY CANCEL. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE FANCY CANCEL.

The details of this carving are truly remarkable and clearly visible in this example; for example, the delicate lines of the bee's wings.

Ex Laehder. With 1981 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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18
FC
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 18, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, cancelled by well-struck Buttonless Shoe fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-12), pulled perf at bottom, small thin spot in grill, toned spot at bottom left corner, still a Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, according to Wikipedia, this style of buttonless shoe was invented for Queen Victoria in 1836, utilizing stretchable rubber (a new invention) at the sides in place of laces but still keeping the profile of lace-ups, its feminine image was soon lost and was adopted by male wearers, at which time it was dubbed the Congress Gaiter or Boston Boot in the United States, with 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

E. 500-750
600
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19
FC
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 19, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by "Shoo Fly" fancy cancel of Kittrell N.C., also with part of red circular datestamp at bottom, small corner crease at top left

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE KITTRELL N.C. "SHOO FLY" FANCY CANCEL.

The children's song of the same name was written by Thomas Brigham Bishop (who also wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and other famous patriotic songs). The words were later changed to "I belong to somebody" from "I belong to Company G", a reference to a black detachment commanded by Bishop.

Ex Laehder. With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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20
FC
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 20, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, bold strike of Bee fancy cancel, thin spot at lower left, still Very Fine strike, ex Laehder, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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21
FC
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 21, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied on small piece by Bee fancy cancel of Adrian Mich., few small perf flaws not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine strike, ex Laehder, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
800
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