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Sale 1118 — The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
129
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 129, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Vertical pair, well-centered, rich colors, tied by segmented cork cancels on registered courthouse cover from New Orleans to Opelousas La., embossed Justice of the Peace seal, reduced at left, bottom stamp has long sealed vertical tear along right ride, Very Fine appearance, only seven 15c Type I pairs on cover are recorded in the 1869 PRA census, ex Kuphal

E. 1,500-2,000
0
130
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 130, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Vignette dramatically shifted to the left, tied by large circle of V's cancel and red boxed "PD" handstamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 6 Jun. 19" credit datestamp, blue Calais arrival datestamp (Jul. 4), Very Fine, very unusual with such a strong vignette shift, ex "Lafayette"

E. 750-1,000
700
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131
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 131, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Vignette shifted strongly to bottom right, affixed upside down and tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 16" circular datestamp and cork cancel on 1869 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red boxed "PD", blue Calais arrival datestamp (Dec. 3), receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, desirable with such a strong vignette shift, ex "Lafayette"

E. 750-1,000
375
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132
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 132, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering with wide margins, piece of adjoining stamp attached at top, tied by cork cancel on buff 1869 cover to Paris, France, "New York 24 May 25" debit datestamp, "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID" straightline handstamp at right, blue Cherbourg arrival datestamp (Jun. 5), bold "16" decimes due handstamp, barely reduced at top, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and desirable short-paid use of the 15c Type I, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
475
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133
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 133, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, cancelled and tied solely by "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID" straightline handstamp on cover to Aargau, Switzerland, "New York Br. Transit Mar. 29" circular datestamp, various debit markings in blue and red crayon, the cover exploded and lightly cleaned, small tears mended and put back together, still Very Fine, very unusual with the stamp cancelled solely by the auxiliary marking, this was treated as totally unpaid, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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134
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 134, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var), 15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var)15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var). Intense shades and wide margins, tied by grid cancel, perfectly struck "Nebraska City Neb. Dec. 27" (1869) circular datestamp on cover addressed in old European style to Switzerland, bold red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 31" circular datestamp, manuscript "Wyoming Neb. Dec. 27" at left, Extremely Fine, Wyoming lies a few miles northwest of Nebraska City, apparently this cover was "postmarked" at Wyoming, but the stamp was cancelled and datestamp applied at the larger office in Nebraska City, a remarkable use of this 1869 Pictorial high value from an extremely remote midwestern location, ex Haas, Klein and Dr. Martin, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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135
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 135, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Tied by cork cancel on light yellow cover to Berlin, Prussia, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 2?" circular datestamp, red Verviers-Cologne transit, receiving backstamp, fresh and Fine, ex Dr. LeBow

E. 500-750
325
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136
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 136, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, deep rich colors, choice centering, tied (between perfs) by cork cancel on 1870 cover to Florence, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr. 21" circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, cover has been cleaned and repaired, the stamps are Very Fine, an attractive double-rate use, signed Ashbrook who notes "H. Pairs on cover are rare", with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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137
 
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 137, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, used with 5c Brown, F. Grill (95), tied by segmented cork, "Washington D.C. Apr. 26" circular datestamp on cover front only to Constantinople, Turkey, red "P.D." and "5" in circle handstamps, 5c small crease at top left, Very Fine use to Turkey paying the 20c rate via North German Union Closed Mail, with 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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138
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 138, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, used with 2c Brown (113) and 12c Green (117), tied by cork cancels, "Portchester N.Y. Apr. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, red "24" credit handstamp and blue crayon "2" double rate notation, slightly reduced at left, both 15c tiny flaws at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE THREE-COLOR COMBINATION FRANKING TO PERU FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE.

The franking pays double the 22c rate via American Packet and thence by British Mail via Panama.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. Ex Laehder.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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139
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 139, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Tied by circle of wedges cancel, "New-York Apr. 23 1:30PM" circular datestamp on legal-size courthouse cover to Mobile Ala., docketed with Apr. 27, 1869 receipt date, stamp has faint gum stains, cover refolded at left, tear at right

FINE. THE SECOND EARLIEST USE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Mack. With 1949 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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140
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 140, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Two, rich colors, vignettes shifted to right, used with three 2c Brown (146) and 12c Dull Violet (151), tied by small quartered cork cancels, "Portchester N.Y. Oct. 3" (1870) circular datestamps on cover to Lima, Peru, from the Davis correspondence, red "New York Oct. 4" transit datestamp, red crayon "36/3" triple-rate credit markings, receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL COVER BEARING TWO COPIES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND 1870 BANK NOTE STAMPS FOR THE TRIPLE 22-CENT RATE TO PERU. THIS COVER FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF ALL 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS.

The mixed-issue franking of 66c postage pays three times the 22c rate to Peru by American Packet and British Packet via Panama.

Ex Klein. With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-40,000
37,500
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141
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 141, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, used with 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), cancelled by quartered corks and tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on 1869 tissue paper cover to Paris, France, red New York credit circular datestamp, blue Calais arrival datestamp, small red boxed "PD" handstamp also ties stamps, some overall cover wear, 30c small corner crease at upper left

VERY FINE. ONLY TWO COMBINATION COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE 15-CENT TYPE I AND 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS EXTANT AND A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PRICE COLLECTION.

This franking pays the triple 15c treaty rate to France, and the 18c credit corresponds to the triple 6c credit to France for a letter sent by British or American Packet via England. One other cover is known with a similar franking. It is also addressed to France (from New Orleans), but was carried by American Packet Direct with a corresponding 9c credit (Walske collection).

Ex Seybold, Knapp and Dr. Heimburger. With copy of 1996 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
20,000
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142
c
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 142, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Choice centering, bright fresh colors and proof-like impressions, cancelled by clear strike of circle of wedges cancel and additionally tied by red "New York Paid 24 May 29" (1869) credit datestamp on cover to Mont-Luel, France, vivid red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H No. 4 29 Mai 69" Ligne H octagonal French Packet datestamp applied in New York harbor and matching framed "PD" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, neatly docketed at left, 30c has barest trace of tiny creases in two corners (invisible except in cross-lighting)

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB SINGLE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL FRANKING AND VERY EARLY USE OF THE ISSUE.

The earliest documented use of the 30c 1869 is a cover to Hong Kong backstamped at New York on May 28, 1869, one day prior to the postmark date on the cover offered here.

Noted in the 1869 Pictorial Census. Ex Knapp, Ishikawa and Dr. Martin.

E. 15,000-20,000
13,000
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143
 
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 143, 1869 Pictorial Issue Covers30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Unusually choice centering, rich colors, tied by neat strike of rosette cancel, red "New York Paid 6 Jul. 6" credit datestamp on rebacked cover front only to Paris, France, blue 1869 Cherbourg arrival datestamp confirming double 15c rate and double 3c credit

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP ON AN ATTRACTIVE FRONT. A RARE DOUBLE-RATE USE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL TO FRANCE, SENT DIRECT VIA AMERICAN PACKET.

Carried aboard the HAPAG Hammonia II, which departed New York July 6 and arrived in Cherbourg on July 18.

Ex Eubanks. With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as full cover to a foreign destination $35,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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