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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 — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1421
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1421, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Perfs in, tied by circle of wedges and "Portland Me. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on 2c Black on Manila entire to Rochester N.Y., "Carrier" circular datestamp on back, minor edgewear and tears, Very Fine and scarce combination, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
275
1422
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1422, 1869 Pictorial Issue1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115), 1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115)1c Buff, 6c Ultramarine (112, 115). 1c well-centered, tiny tear, 6c perfs in, tied by manuscript cancels, "Ripley O. Jul. 11" circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Gebensdorf, Switzerland, 6c also tied by red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jul. 14" transit datestamp, 1870 receiving backstamps, sealed tears in flap and upper right edge, still Fine, a most unusual combination for the 10c rate, ex Kuphal

E. 400-500
225
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1423
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1423, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Jumbo margins with natural s.e. at left capturing part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by quartered cork and "Carrier Mar. 5" circular datestamp on orange cover with Schuylkill Navigation Co. of Philadelphia corner card to local street address, 1870 docketing at left, Extremely Fine, a beautiful 1869 Philadelphia carrier usage, ex Eubanks, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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1424
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1424, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal pair, rich color, cork cancels, "New York City Received ? May" circular datestamp on illustrated furniture manufacturer's cover to Roxbury Mass., pencil mathematical notations on back, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
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1425
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1425, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Two, dark shade, used with three 3c Red, F. Grill (94), tied by quartered cork cancels and "Dubuque Ioa. Sep. 13" circular datestamp on 1869 yellow cover to Oldenburg, Germany, red New York and Verviers-Cologne transits, receiving backstamp, couple 3c stamps have a few negligible short perfs, Very Fine, colorful and unusual franking, prepaid 13c for obsolete NGU rate (reduced to 10c in 1868), ex Kuphal

E. 500-750
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1426
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1426, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Six covers, including horizontal strip of three on illustrated "Herald of Health" publisher's corner card cover; single on illustrated Gloucester & Boston Salt Fish Co. corner card cover to Cincinnati; single on illustrated Buck Mountain Coal Depot corner card cover; single on illustrated Upton's Glue Factory corner card cover, few faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

E. 500-750
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1427
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1427, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, centered to bottom left, tied by well-struck Skull fancy cancel, "Newark N.J. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on orange cover to Erie Pa., barely reduced at right, Very Fine strike, unusual and scarce cancel on the 1869 Pictorial Issue, ex "Artemis"

E. 500-750
850
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1428
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1428, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by red Shield fancy cancel, matching "South Deerfield Mass. Oct. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Springfield Mass., small edge tears at top, trivial perf tip gum stains, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and very scarce use of red fancy cancel on 3c 1869, ex Coulter

E. 300-400
325
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1429
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1429, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Used with 12c Black (69), both well-centered, 12c creased, matching target cancels, "High Forest Minn. Jul. 7" circular datestamp on 3c Pink registered entire to Winona Minn., 1869 docketing, Very Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 200-300
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1430
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1430, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Used with 15c Black, F. Grill (98), each stamp cancelled by matching 6-bar rimless grid, two strikes of "Snow Hill Md. Jul. 16" circular datestamp on buff registered cover to Norfolk Va., 3c rate plus 15c registry fee, Very Fine, an extremely attractive and scarce mixed-issue franking, ex Kuphal

E. 400-500
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1431
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1431, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal strip of five, corner crease at bottom left, tied by segmented cork cancels and purple "Philadelphia 3 Oct. 25" (1869) credit datestamp on small narrow cover to Paris, France, red framed "PD" handstamp, blue Cherbourg transit ties strip, backflap removed, still Very Fine, desirable 15c treaty rate use with the distinctive and scarce purple credit marking of Philadelphia, ex Gibson and Coulter

E. 500-750
1,000
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1432
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1432, 1869 Pictorial Issue2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114), 2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114)2c Brown, 3c Ultramarine (113, 114). 2c and 3c pair tied by 6-Point Star fancy cancel, red "New York Jan. 12" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, sender's blue datestamp and manuscript ship-name endorsement "p. Minnesota", red "2" indicating double 4c British Open Mail rate, "GB/40c" oval accountancy handstamp overstruck by "Paid-Only/to England" two-line transit, Calais transit (Jan. 26), manuscript "15" decimes due (15-22.5 grams), receiving backstamps, vertical file folds, one passing thru 2c (lifted and reaffixed), still Fine, double-rate covers to France via British Open Mail are rare, this was carried on the Guion Line's second sailing from New York, ex Juhring and Coulter

E. 500-750
250
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1433
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1433, 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges cancel, "Hartford Conn. Mar. 1" (1870) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Copenhagen, Denmark, "New York Mar. 2" circular datestamp and "Insufficiently Paid" straightline handstamp, blue Verviers-Cologne backstamp, red and blue rate markings for postage due from addressee, slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine, there was never a 6c rate to Denmark, presumably the sender mistakenly applied postage for the rate to England, ex Coulter

E. 400-500
300
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1434
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1434, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Lightly cancelled, part strike of "Evansville Ind." circular datestamp on small cover to naval officer in care of B. F. Stevens, London, England, red "New York Feb. 3" transit and London receiving datestamp, red B. F. Stevens oval forwarding datestamp, Very Fine, an attractive example of mail directed to U.S. Navy vessels by B. F. Stevens, the U.S. Despatch Agent, ex Coulter

E. 300-400
150
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1435
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1435, 1869 Pictorial Issue6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Small repaired tear at bottom right, tied by "San Antonio Tex. Jan. 4" circular datestamp, circle of diamonds cork cancel on stamp and 3c Green entire to Wurttemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jan. 15" transit, 1873 receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine appearance, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
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1436
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1436, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, used with 5c Red Brown, F. Grill (95), short perf, tied by Star in Circle fancy cancel, "Shanesville O. Jun. 6" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Bern, Switzerland, partly visible New York Paid All transit, backflap removed, minor edge tear and soiling, otherwise Fine, an extremely unusual combination of stamps for 15c rate to Switzerland, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
250
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1437
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1437, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Brilliant color, tied by bold strike of leaf cork cancel, part strike of red New York Paid All circular datestamp on Sep. 1869 blue folded cover to Memel, Prussia, some interior tears, one just nicks right edge on front, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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1438
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1438, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Well-centered, tied by circle of wedges, faint red "New York Paid All Direct Jul. 7" circular datestamp on Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. advertising cover to Bavaria, Germany, red Bremen framed transit (1869), receiving backstamp, faint overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 300-400
450
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1439
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1439, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Deep shade, s.e. at left, perfs in, cancelled by small segmented cork cancel, "New Orleans La. Feb. 25" circular datestamp on 1870 cover with printed address to Bremen, Germany, John Fleming correspondence, redirected to Paris, red New York transit, Bremen and Forbach transits, "12" decimes due handstamp, receipt docketing ties stamp, Fine, colorful use, ex Kuphal

E. 200-300
250
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1440
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1440, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, used with 6c Carmine (148), cancelled by circle of wedges, "Shreveport La. Mar. 6" circular datestamp on 1872 reduced oversize cover to New Orleans, some toning around stamps from gum, some edgewear, appears Fine, scarce 6-times franking

E. 300-400
0
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1441
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1441, 1869 Pictorial Issue12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 3c Red, F. Grill (94), cancelled by four-squares cork cancel, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr. 15" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Palermo, Sicily, sender's instructions "p Steamer 'Hansa", transit and receiving backstamps, few toned perfs, Very Fine, attractive mixed-issue franking for the 15c Italian Closed Mail rate via England, ex Coulter

E. 500-750
250
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1442
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1442, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Dark rich colors, perfs in, used with 3c Green (147), tied by grids and "Luray Va. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on orange registered cover to Winchester Va., 1870 enclosure, Fine, ex Kuphal

E. 200-300
200
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1443
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1443, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Intense shades, used with vertical pair of 2c Brown (113), perfs in, tied by circle of V's cancel, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jul. 29" circular datestamp on 1869 folded cover to Napoli, Italy, receiving backstamps, file fold causing some perf flaws in 15c stamp, small cover tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Kuphal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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1444
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1444, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var), 15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var)15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var). Intense color in the true Dark Brown shade, tied by circle of wedges, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 20" circular datestamp on 1869 folded cover to Amsterdam, Holland, recipient's name obliterated causing some erosion, some pencil notations erased leaving indentations, otherwise Fine, scarce, only three 15c covers (Type I or II) to Holland are recorded in the PRA Census book, ex Wunsch

E. 300-400
150
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1445
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1445, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Tied by cork cancel and "New-York Mar. 19 1:30 PM" circular datestamp on 1870 buff cover to Brussels, Belgium, sender's blue oval datestamp, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, light cover creasing, small hole in New York transit marking and slightly reduced at top, still presentable and rare, this cover is not listed in the 1869 PRA census -- only one other 15c 1869 cover to Belgium is recorded (Type I stamp), ex Kuphal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
425
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