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Sale 1167 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Category — The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2009, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Horizontal pair used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), 1c brilliant color, all fresh and bright, tied by large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Jan. 31" (1863) credit datestamp on Magnus Sailor and American Flag Patriotic cover to Dr. Henry C. Angell in Vienna, Austria, red "Aachen Franco" handstamp also ties stamps, transit and receiving backstamps, 1863 docketing at right, small inconsequential cover stain at bottom left edge, missing part of backflap

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING THREE-COLOR FRANKING ON A BEAUTIFUL UNION SAILOR AND FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER TO AUSTRIA FROM THE FAMOUS ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

Dr. Henry C. Angell was an optometrist who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a very few forwarded to other destinations. He was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while he travelled abroad. In a New York Times article (March 6, 1897), Dr. Angell's name is mentioned in connection with the loan of seven works of art to an exhibition in Boston at Copley Hall, including two works by Corot.

This Magnus envelope depicting a sailor holding a Union flag, surrounded by an anchor, mariner's sextant, bale of cotton and barrel (symbols of commerce) is extremely rare in any type of usage. Its imagery, detail and simple monochromatic production value make it one of the most beautiful Civil War patriotic covers we have encountered.

Prepaid 28c for the Prussian Closed Mail rate to Austria, this cover was sent from Boston to Portland for the January 31 (1863) sailing of the Allan Line's Hibernian, which arrived at Liverpool on February 11. From there it traveled to Vienna via Aachen.

Ex Matthies

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
2010
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2010, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Natural s.e. slightly into design at right, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by "Paid" in oval cancels, red "N. York Paid Brem Pkt. 12 Jul. 5" (1863) credit datestamp on green Magnus Female Liberty, Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover addressed to Bad Gastein, Austria, from the Angell correspondence, blue "America/Uber Bremen/Franco" three-line handstamp, sender's directive "Via Bremen/Per Bremen" from N.Y." and carried on that North German Lloyd steamer, transit and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MAGNUS CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC COVER TO AUSTRIA FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

Dr. Henry C. Angell was an optometrist who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a very few forwarded to other destinations. He was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while he travelled abroad.

Ex Matthies

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
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2011
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2011, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Natural s.e. slightly into design at right, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by Boston large "Paid" grid cancel and red "N. York Paid Hamb. Pkt. 10 May 3" (1862) credit datestamp on green Magnus Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover addressed to Vienna, Austria, from the Angell correspondence, forwarded to Berlin, manuscript "3" rate, "FRANCO" straightline handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE MAGNUS PATRIOTIC COVER TO EUROPE FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

This was carried on the May 3 sailing of the HAPAG Teutonia, arriving May 18. Dr. Henry C. Angell was an optometrist who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a very few forwarded to other destinations. He was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while he travelled abroad.

Ex Matthies

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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2012
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2012, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), both cancelled by bold "PAID" with "Fair Haven Con. Mar. 20" (1862) double-circle datestamp on red and blue Eagle Carrying Flag Patriotic cover to Bordeaux, France, "New York 6 Mar. 22" credit datestamp, red boxed "PD" and French entry circular datestamp, Paris and Bordeaux backstamps, slight soiling, 3c small perf flaw at top, Very Fine and colorful Civil War patriotic cover to France, carried on the HAPAG Hammonia from New York on Mar. 22, arriving Hamburg Apr. 6

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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2013
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2013, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Clearly-defined grill, tied by bold Rosette cancel, red "N. York Pkt. Paid Feb. 15" (1868) circular datestamp on red and blue 32-Star Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Bray, Ireland, clear strike of 1868 receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER TO IRELAND. THIS IS THE SECOND EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THIS ISSUE.

After the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, the use of patriotic stationery dropped significantly. Therefore, the stamps with grills, tested in 1867 and put into regular production in 1868, are extremely rare on Civil War Patriotic envelopes. This particular flag design is very unusual, as is the small envelope size, leading us to wonder if this was a leftover Civil War envelope or perhaps issued for another purpose. An extensive search of our auction and Levi records failed to find even one other example of this design.

With 1996 P.F. and 2002 A.P.S. certificates.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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2014
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2014, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, used with 12c Black (69), each stamp tied by a full clear strike of New York City Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel on 1866 folded letter to Palermo, Sicily, sender's blue oval handstamp (the importing-and-shipping firm of Lawrence, Giles & Co. in New York), red "New York Paid 24 May 5" credit datestamp, red French transit datestamp and boxed "PD" handstamp, light vertical file fold well away from stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL 1861 ISSUE COVER TO ITALY WITH 12-CENT AND 30-CENT STAMPS PREPAYING THE DOUBLE 21-CENT FRENCH MAIL RATE AND TIED BY THE FAMOUS UNION SOLDIER'S HEAD FANCY CANCELLATION OF NEW YORK CITY.

The 42c postage pays the double 21c rate to Italy by French Mail, and the stamps were cancelled at the New York foreign-mail exchange office with the Union Soldier's Head fancy cancellation. This is reportedly the only known example of the 12c 1861 on cover with this fancy cancel. Its creation and use in 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War. It is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries. This explains why it is found on high values of the 1861-66 Issue, including the 10c, 12c, 15c, 24c, 30c and 90c denomination stamps off cover. Covers with this cancel are very rare, probably because European stamp collectors removed the high-value stamps from covers.

Ex Knapp, Emerson, Eno and Vogel

E. 20,000-30,000
50,000
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2015
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2015, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Two singles affixed slightly overlapping, tied by bold strikes of Shield with Stars and Bars fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PS-ST 43), matching "Sacramento Cal. Jan. 13, 1866" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to London, England, faint strike of red New York 3c credit datestamp, red London receiving datestamp, small repaired edge nick at top center and minor cosmetic improvements, Very Fine appearance, a rare use of the Sacramento Shield fancy cancel on transatlantic mail, ex Kramer

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2016
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2016, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with pair of 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 30" (circa 1862) circular datestamp on "U.S. Army General Hospital Camden Street, Baltimore Md." corner card cover to Bauzen, Germany, red New York 7c credit datestamp, red "Aachen Franco" boxed handstamp, backflap tears extend to front at top right, some toning around perfs of 12c, still Fine, scarce use of this army hospital corner card cover to Germany via Prussian Closed Mail, underpaid by 10c (the deficiency possibly paid in cash), with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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2017
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2017, The Chip Gliedman Collection of 12c 1861-68 Issue: Civil War12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by grid cancels on Adjutant General's Office Official Business oversize corner card cover, turned use, first use was as a free frank by Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas to Reading Pa., "Washington D.C. Aug. 20, 1861" circular datestamp crossed out, the stamps affixed and re-mailed back to Washington with "Reading Pa. Sep. 16, 1861" double-circle datestamp, reduced at right and some creasing, still Fine turned use paying 5-times the 3c rate, also an early use of the 12c (EDU is Aug. 30, 1861)

E. 300-400
120
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