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

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 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 — Valentines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1321
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1321, Valentines3c Rose (65). Choice centering, tied by target cancel, "New Orleans La. Feb. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp on deep orange Romeo and Juliet Civil War Valentine to New London Conn., minor edgewear, Very Fine, a beautiful design

E. 500-750
700
1322
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1322, Valentines3c Rose (65). Tied by "Nashville Ten. Feb. 18" double-circle datestamp on red, bronze and aqua Romeo and Juliet Valentine to Massillon O., stain at top center, Very Fine example of this scarce variation of the "soldier's farewell" design

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1323
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1323, Valentines2c Black (73). Three, tied by "New York Feb. 15" circular datestamps on embossed Valentine depicting children and floral design to Brooklyn N.Y., with original multicolored lace enclosure, few minor toned spots around stamps from gum, Very Fine, scarce use of the Black Jack on a Valentine

E. 400-500
225
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1324
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1324, Valentines1c Buff (112). Well-centered, tied by cork and "Keene N.H. Feb. 16" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to local addressee, accompanied by a Valentine that probably did not originate, Very Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 200-300
300
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1325
c
Stampless Valentines. 15, several with original enclosures, including oversize embossed from Saco Me.; bronze patterned design with multicolored lace enclosure; range of originations including Kentucky, Ohio, some edgewear, generally fresh and Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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1326
c
Valentines Balance. 14, including nice group of 1857 Issue with few single 1c uses, 2c Black (73) on oversize embossed valentine with similar enclosure used in Bridgeport Conn.; No. 65 on bronze-printed design; embossed design used with Blood's stamp (with enclosure); 1c Bank Note on colorful Romeo and Juliet kissing hands of cherub design, few other interesting, few faults including some toning and slight edgewear, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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