Sale 1136 — The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings

Sale Date — Wednesday, 5 October, 2016

Category — Fancy Rate Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1013
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Sale 1136, Lot 1013, Fancy Rate MarkingsEutaw Ala. Mar. 20. Clearly struck black circular datestamp with perfect strike of blue "HALF DIME" coin rate handstamp on Mar. 18, 1846 grayish blue folded letter to Aberdeen Miss., faint and inconsequential toning, Extremely Fine, one of the clearest strikes known of this distinctive and scarce rate marking, accompanied by a note from the Eutaw postmaster in October 1882 identifying the postmasters of Eutaw in 1841 and 1845 (both named Chiles), ex Salzer

E. 750-1,000
2,200
1014
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Sale 1136, Lot 1014, Fancy Rate MarkingsEutaw Ala. Feb. 6. Perfect strike of black circular datestamp and equally bold strike of "ONE DIME" coin rate handstamp on blue Feb. 5, 1846 folded letter to New York City street address, Extremely Fine, the "One Dime" handstamp of Eutaw is much rarer than its "Half Dime" counterpart, this is quite likely the finest of the few in existence

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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1015
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Sale 1136, Lot 1015, Fancy Rate MarkingsEutaw Ala. Feb. 9. Circular datestamp in black with manuscript "9" date, clear strike of "HALF DIME" coin rate handstamp in red on folded letter datelined Burton's Hill, Feb. 9, 1846 to Mobile Ala., Very Fine, the Eutaw "Half Dime" and "One Dime" coin handstamps are usually struck in blue and rarely in black, but this is the only reported example in red, ex Ferrary and Knapp, accompanied by an actual half-dime coin, upon which the rate marking is based

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1016
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Sale 1136, Lot 1016, Fancy Rate MarkingsHuntsville Al. Jul. 31. Blue circular datestamp and negative "5" and Stars within Star fancy rate handstamp on twice-forwarded 1848 folded letter (with printed notice) from Baltimore to New Market Ala., then to Huntsville, and finally to Bellefonte Ala., blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 18" circular datestamp, "Paid" and "10" in oval rate handstamp for distance over 300 miles, manuscript "New Market Ala. July 24th" and "Forwarded 5" markings, "Paid" crossed out, Huntsville markings presumably applied for postage due, Very Fine, an unusual use of the Huntsville Star handstamp on a forwarded cover with two different 1845 rates

E. 500-750
1,100
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1017
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Sale 1136, Lot 1017, Fancy Rate MarkingsHuntsville Al. Oct. 19. Absolutely perfect strike of blue circular datestamp with equally perfect strike of negative "10" and Star in Circle of Stars rate handstamp on 1845 blue folded cover to J. Knox Walker, nephew of and secretary to President James K. Polk, in Washington D.C., Extremely Fine, it is impossible to imagine a finer example of this distinctive marking, ex Emerson

E. 750-1,000
6,500
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1018
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Sale 1136, Lot 1018, Fancy Rate MarkingsBig Lick Va. Mar. Double-circle datestamp without the day, mostly clear strike with perfect strike of negative "5" with Four Stars in Circle of Stars rate handstamp on bluish folded letter datelined "Oak Lands, Mar. 15, 1847" to Grove Hill Va., Very Fine, ex Meroni and Haas

E. 500-750
425
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1019
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Sale 1136, Lot 1019, Fancy Rate MarkingsFrankfort N.Y. Mar. 29. Neat strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline and fancy negative "5" in field of stars in circle on 1847 folded letter to Albany, Extremely Fine, a fresh and attractive cover, ex Hahn, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
900
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1020
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Sale 1136, Lot 1020, Fancy Rate MarkingsAberdeen Mi. Aug. 19. Clear strike of red circular datestamp with full sharp strike of matching negative "5" and Stars in Outline Star rate handstamp on Aug. 12, 1847 part-printed Masonic lodge notice to Liberty Miss., Extremely Fine, very scarce

E. 300-400
650
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1021
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Sale 1136, Lot 1021, Fancy Rate MarkingsAberdeen Mi. Sep. 9. Partly clear red circular datestamp with well-struck matching "Paid" and negative "5" in Star rate handstamp on blue folded letter to Middleton Miss., Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
250
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1022
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Sale 1136, Lot 1022, Fancy Rate MarkingsLovingston Va. A beautiful matching pair of folded covers, each with circular datestamp (month in type and day in manuscript), first in brown with Aug. 5 date and matching "Paid 5 Cts." woodcut double-circle rate handstamp, to Warminster Va., second in greenish-blue with May 1 date and matching "Paid" and "X Cts" in circle rate handstamp, to Philadelphia, former missing one side panel, otherwise Extremely Fine, choice strikes of scarce and unusual markings

E. 400-500
600
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1023
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Sale 1136, Lot 1023, Fancy Rate MarkingsBerlin N.Y. 5 cts. Dec. 8. Perfect bold strike of oval handstamp without date on July 2, 1846 folded letter addressed in blue to Wirt N.Y., Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
450
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1024
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Sale 1136, Lot 1024, Fancy Rate MarkingsSavannah * Geo. * Oct. 6. Red circular datestamp and matching "20" in double-line circle rate handstamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Boston, Extremely Fine, remarkable quality

E. 150-200
750
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1025
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Sale 1136, Lot 1025, Fancy Rate MarkingsMoriah N.Y. Jul. 29. Clear strike of red circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and negative "X", "X" and "V" in square frame handstamps struck in combination for 25c quintuple rate on 1848 courthouse folded letter to Elizabethtown N.Y., neatly docketed

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR STAMPLESS COVERS WITH A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ROMAN NUMERAL RATE MARKINGS USED TO INDICATE PREPAYMENT OF 25-CENT QUINTUPLE RATE.

This well-known cover was last sold at auction in a Richard C. Frajola sale more than 23 years ago for $1,350 hammer (Feb. 5, 1983, lot 187). It is regarded among stampless postal markings specialists as one of the most remarkable examples of numeral rate markings.

E. 2,000-3,000
18,500
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1026
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Sale 1136, Lot 1026, Fancy Rate MarkingsRoman Numeral Rate Markings. Three different markings, red "Plymouth Hollow Ct." circular datestamp and large "V" handstamp on Jan. 13, 1846 part-printed notice from an insane asylum, red "Great Barrington Ms. Nov. 16" circular datestamp and large "V" outline handstamp on envelope, and blue "Cambridge Ms. Oct. 21" circular datestamp and "X" handstamp on 1848 blue folded letter, Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
400
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1027
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Sale 1136, Lot 1027, Fancy Rate MarkingsCleveland O. Jan. 29. Clear strike of red circular datestamp and matching "X" in circle repeated for 20c rate with black "Paid" on cover to Cayuga Bridge N.Y., Extremely Fine, very unusual rate markings in pristine condition

E. 200-300
450
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1028
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Sale 1136, Lot 1028, Fancy Rate MarkingsBellevue O. Aug. 12. Mostly clear strike of brownish-red circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and negative "III" in circle rate handstamp on cover to New York City street address, few offset ink spots, Very Fine, scarce, ex Mayer

E. 300-400
300
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1029
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Sale 1136, Lot 1029, Fancy Rate MarkingsClarksfield O. Red circular town handstamp with matching "Paid C III" rate handstamp struck inside circle where date would normally appear on brown cover to Mount Joy Pa., manuscript "April 6" date, reduced about one-half inch at left, otherwise Very Fine, rare and unusual

E. 400-500
550
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1030
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Sale 1136, Lot 1030, Fancy Rate MarkingsClarksfield O. July 11th. Red circular datestamp with manuscript date and matching "Paid C III" rate handstamp on lady's small embossed cover to Litchfield Conn., Very Fine, scarce and exceptionally attractive, ex Mayer

E. 400-500
325
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1031
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Sale 1136, Lot 1031, Fancy Rate Markings"Paid C III" Rate Handstamps. Two different, first with "Dalton O. Oct. 3" circular datestamp and rate handstamp perfectly struck on brown cover to Napoleon O., minor toning, second with blue "Hardwick Vt." ornamental circular datestamp and matching rate handstamp (in circle) on buff cover to Bradford Vt., Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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1032
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Sale 1136, Lot 1032, Fancy Rate MarkingsJohnson Vt. June 7. Perfect strike of red ornamental circular datestamp with matching "3 Paid" fancy numeral handstamp, tiny box charge notation on lady's small embossed envelope to Malone N.Y., Extremely Fine, magnificent quality, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
2,300
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1033
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Sale 1136, Lot 1033, Fancy Rate MarkingsMadison Ga. Jun. 20. Stunning vivid orange-red circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and large "3" in circle rate handstamp on cover to Elberton Ga. with Madison Female College blue cameo corner card, pretty design with female figure, box charge notation, Extremely Fine, one of the most attractive stampless covers we have encountered from the Antebellum South, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
6,500
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1034
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Sale 1136, Lot 1034, Fancy Rate MarkingsAldie Va. Oct. 27. Clearly struck red circular datestamp and matching "3" and negative "Paid" in semi-circle rate handstamp on 1851 folded letter to Washington D.C., Extremely Fine, ex Mayer

E. 300-400
650
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1035
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Sale 1136, Lot 1035, Fancy Rate MarkingsWalpole N.H. Feb. 23. Absolutely perfect strike of blue circular datestamp and equally sharp strike of matching "3" with negative "Paid" rate handstamp on 1852 folded letter to Brookline Mass., Extremely Fine, magnificent quality

E. 300-400
1,700
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1036
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Sale 1136, Lot 1036, Fancy Rate MarkingsNorth Branch N.H. Mar. 28. Perfectly struck blue circular datestamp and matching "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on 1853 folded voting report printed on blue paper and addressed to Concord N.H., neatly docketed in red, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1037
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Sale 1136, Lot 1037, Fancy Rate MarkingsAmherst N.H. Nov. 9. Clear strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "Circular PAID" negative handstamp on small folded printed 1857 circular for cucumber seeds to Woodstock Vt., Extremely Fine, rare and attractive, ex DuPuy, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,400
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1038
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Sale 1136, Lot 1038, Fancy Rate MarkingsHackettstown N.J. Jan. 17. Clear strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "10" rate handstamp on 1850 folded letter to Ann Arbor Mich., lightly struck blue Feb. 1 circular datestamp and matching "2", sum bar and "12" rate handstamps for total of 12c due, lightly toned and some wear, Very Fine, unusual markings and rate combination

E. 200-300
325
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1039
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Sale 1136, Lot 1039, Fancy Rate MarkingsAnn Arbor Mich. Two folded letters to Ann Arbor and forwarded, 1847 with "New-York 10 cts. 26 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp and red "Ann Arbor Mic. Nov. 2" circular datestamp, matching "5" and "15" (total) rate handstamps for forwarding to Jackson Mich., and 1850 with red "Chicago Ill. 18 Jul." circular datestamp and "5" in serrated oval handstamp, blue "Ann Arbor Mic. Jul. 19" circular datestamp and matching "5" and "10" (total) rate handstamp for forwarding but no town indicated, Very Fine, a colorful pair of covers

E. 400-500
225
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1040
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Sale 1136, Lot 1040, Fancy Rate MarkingsAmherst N.H. May 28. Clearly struck circular datestamp and "5" rate handstamp on cover to Dover N.H., forwarded to Lauren Mass. with blue "Dover N.H. May 29" circular datestamp with matching "Forwarded" straightline and "10" rate struck over "5", Very Fine

E. 200-300
700
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