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Sale 1165 — Classic Bureau Issues featuring The Dr. Irvin Heimburger and Roger Brody Collections

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
52
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 52, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Vertical pair, natural s.e. at right, tied by "Elmira R.P.O. Aug. 14, 1898" duplex datestamp on multicolored Commodore Schley with Liberty, Flag and Eagle Patriotic cover to York Pa., Very Fine, a beautiful Spanish-American War Patriotic design, ex Gibson with his backstamp

E. 400-500
350
53
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 53, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Used with 1c Deep Green (279), both tied by "New York N.Y. A. Dec. 14 7-PM 1898" flag machine cancel on multicolored President McKinley in shield with Flag and Eagle Patriotic cover to New York, Very Fine, a lovely Spanish-American War Patriotic design

E. 400-500
500
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54
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 54, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286), 1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286). Two of 1c, single 2c on matching 45-Star U.S. Flag Patriotic covers, from Williamsburg Ind. and Davenport Iowa respectively, a few minor perf faults from placement near edge, still Very Fine pair of Spanish-American War Patriotics

E. 300-400
160
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55
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 55, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Horizontal pair, both stamps with toning, cancelled by Spanish grids with matching "Isabela Puerto Rico 3 Feb. 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Very Fine appearance, a scarce captured use of Spanish postmarking devices on U.S. stamps used entirely within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were not introduced until March 1899

E. 500-750
750
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56
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 56, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Five stamps in a partially separated and overlapped strip of three and two singles, one overlapping strip, tied by Kicking Mule fancy cancel of Port Townsend Wash. on Feb. 27, 1899 registered 5c Columbian entire to Lamar Mo., Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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57
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 57, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Rich color, tied by "Exposition Sta., Omaha, Nebr., Oct. 21 4:00PM 98" duplex datestamp on Montgomery Ward & Co. corner card cover to Des Moines Iowa, Very Fine, a scarce use of single 1c value with the Exposition Station cancel on an unsealed circular, the 1c is more frequently found in pairs for the 2c letter rate

E. 300-400
425
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58
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 58, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by Spanish oval and "Morovis 17 May 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Vega Baja backstamp and "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan Porto Rico Rec'd May 18 99", stamp with just a hint of toning along edges, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use of captured Spanish postmark devices on a U.S. stamp, mailed within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were introduced in March 1899 but were apparently not available to the sender of this cover

E. 500-750
750
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59
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 59, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps, Very Fine and most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate, despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks, the Battleship Revenue stamp was designed by R. Ostrander Smith

E. 500-750
950
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60
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 60, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by flag machine cancel on William Stahl ornate advertising cover to Perth, Canada, design depicts "Excelsior Spraying Outfits" and a man spraying trees from a horse-drawn carriage, stamp with minor flaw in top right corner, cover light corner crease, still Very Fine, an outstanding design

E. 300-400
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61
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 61, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Tied by "La Crosse Wis. Apr. 11 12M '99" duplex datestamp on green cover to Kiautschou, China, manuscript "Via Chefoo" notation at bottom and eight separate datestamps on front and back trace the circuitous route this cover took to reach Kiautschou, including New York, San Francisco, Nagasaki, Vladivostok, Russia and China, slightly reduced at left and some minor edge faults, a fascinating cover which is addressed to a German marine stationed in German leased territory in China (Kiautschou Bay concession), Dr. Heimburger's research indicates this marine's unit was among the first to arrive in relief of the Western legations at Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, only months after this cover was received

E. 750-1,000
800
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62
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 62, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by oval registry cancel, purple "Registered Jan. 16, 1899 Branch P.O. Station ?, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on cover from Constantin Witt to 1st Lieut. Maus in Lichtenthal, Germany, receiving datestamp also ties stamp, second strike on back, stamp with tiny perf tear at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, ex "World's Fair"

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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63
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 63, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Used with 3c Purple (268), both tied by bold strikes of target cancel, New Orleans La. Mar. 25, 1899 registered handstamp on large buff cover to Bordeaux, France, New York registry label, New York and French backstamps, 50c with couple toned perfs, reduced at left not affecting any markings, Fine registered use to France

1,750
1,100
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64
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 64, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Perfs to in at right, used with strip of three 2c Trans-Mississippi (286), all tied by "Omaha Nebr. R.D." oval cancels on Jan. 23, 1899 registered package wrapper to Fremont Nebr., some minor cover wear, Fine combination use paying the 8c registry fee plus 24-times the 2c letter rate, illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 69).

1,750
1,100
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65
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 65, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Horizontal strip of three and single, used with strip of three 10c Orange Brown (283) and two 4c Pan-American (294), tied by New York registry oval cancels on long piece of linen cover, a few minor stamp flaws, appears Fine, a desirable three-issue franking

E. 300-400
0
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66
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 66, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Detailed impression, tied by New York registry oval on illustrated corner card cover for "Hensel, Bruckmann & Lorbacher, Parcel Agency for the German Mail" to Munich, Germany, addressed to D. Heinemann, purple "Registered, Jul. 22, 1898, Branch P.O. Station P., New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp (Aug. 1)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

The sender, Hensel Bruckmann & Lorbacher, is still in business as freight forwarders.

Ex Saffin, Rosenthal and "World's Fair". Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (pp. 98, 151).

E. 5,000-7,500
11,000
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67
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 67, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Used with 1c and 4c Trans-Mississippi (285, 287) and 5c Chocolate (270), $1.00 tied by "Washingtonville N.Y. Nov. 3 7AM 1898" duplex datestamp, New York registry label on cover front only to Poitiers, France, Societe Francaise Vinicole (wine company) of Hammondsport N.Y. corner card, two different registry numbers (for the package and attached letter)

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WITH A 5-CENT 1895 BUREAU AND ONE-CENT AND 4-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMPS ON A WINE-RELATED COVER FRONT TO FRANCE.

Illustrated in Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 152)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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68
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 68, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Cancelled by New York registry oval on cover to Budapest, Hungary, addressed to the famous Hungarian philatelist Richter Lajos in the hand of Constantin Witt, purple "Registered, Dec. 3, 1900, Branch P.O. Station K, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on back, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE ON COVER TO HUNGARY.

Our Levi records contain seven covers with single frankings of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue.

Ex Rosenthal and "World's Fair". Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 161). With 1973 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $12,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
10,000
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69
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 69, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich color, used with 4c, 8c, 50c and $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (287, 289, 291, 292), tied by registry ovals and "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 12-9 1898" double-oval datestamp on cover front only to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, addressed to Laemmert & Co. (publishers), 8c small faults from placement at edge of cover, slightly age toned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE COMBINATION FRANKING, INCLUDING THE THREE HIGHEST DENOMINATIONS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This is the only example of the $1.00 or $2.00 used to South America. Virtually all foreign destinations known are to Europe.

Ex "World's Fair". With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,000
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