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Sale 1167 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2251
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2251, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just touched, tied by "Paid" grid, light strike of red "Boston Mass. Aug. 21" circular datestamp on brown cover to Thompson Station N.Y., with "The Spiritual World, Eternal Progression, Individual Sovereignty, Truth, Justice, Goodness" illustrated Mysticism design with Masonic triangle, depicting gathering clouds with text in and around triangle, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, one of the rarest of all designs used during this period, ex Malcolm and Jarrett

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
2252
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2252, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, cancelled by blue grid, "Evansville Ind. Feb. 12" circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp on The Great Exhibition 1851 advertising cover with ornate border to Indianapolis, with original embossed and gold-printed enclosure noting that "The prize embroidery from the World's Fair 1851 will be exhibited from 1st February to 1st May 1852 at...Broadway, New York", trivial edgewear, Very Fine and extremely rare, the Great Exhibition or Crystal Palace Exhibition was the very first World's Fair, it was organized by Prince Albert and held in London's Hyde Park from May 1 to Oct. 15, 1851

E. 500-750
550
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2253
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2253, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Jul. 16" circular datestamp on lady's embossed cover to Webster Mich., with beautiful multicolored 1853-dated enclosure with chromolithographed design depicting man and woman in a horse-drawn winter carriage, written and signed by Martha Haines Butt, some overall soiling, Very Fine and colorful use, Martha Haines Butt (1833-1871) was the author of one of five novels written by southern women in response to Uncle Tom's Cabin and was part of the so-called southern literary nationalism that started to emerge in the 1850's, this cover and letter are both historic and visually spectacular

E. 400-500
375
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2254
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2254, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Three large margins, clear to barely touched at top, tied by well-struck "Wilton Junction Iowa Mar. 23" circular datestamp on all-over embossed cover depicting village scene with water mill, to Cedar Falls Iowa, few minor toned spots, Very Fine and very unusual cover

E. 150-200
160
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2255
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2255, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Rose Red (11), 3c Rose Red (11)3c Rose Red (11). Full margins to slightly in, tied by bold "Chicago.-Ill.-Jun. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Buffalo N.Y. with map for the Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana Railroad, all in blue with fancy oval corner card, fresh and Fine, very scarce, ex Piller

E. 200-300
350
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2256
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2256, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 95R4, huge margins all around including parts of three adjoining stamps, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 24" circular datestamp on buff cover with commission merchant's blue cameo corner card to Waynesboro Pa., Extremely Fine stamp and cover, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

E. 200-300
170
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2257
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2257, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to just in, tied by violet "Janesville Wis. Nov. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover with Ogilvie & Barrows Druggists cameo corner card to Chicago, Very Fine, rare with the violet cancel (Scott assigns a $250.00 premium), with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
225
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2258
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2258, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to just touched, bright color, tied by "Catskill N.Y. Aug. 16" circular datestamp on Catskill Mountain House illustrated corner card cover to South Market N.Y. and forwarded to Rahway N.J., forwarding postage paid by Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., 1c Blue, "For the U.S. Mail" (136L14) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), tied by "New-York Aug. 19" circular datestamp, some overall wear, expertly restored along edges, otherwise Very Fine, unusual use with both 3c types plus a Swarts stamp on an advertising cover

E. 400-500
650
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2259
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2259, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 7" circular datestamp on red and blue 34-Star Flag Patriotic cover to Millbury Mass., few edge faults affect design, otherwise Fine, imperforate 1851 Issue stamps are extremely rare on Civil War patriotics, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
850
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2260
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2260, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair and single, large margins to clear, tied by blue segmented grid cancels, matching "Marysville Cal. Paid by Stamps May 21" (1855) circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U9) to East Longmeadow Mass., top flap with red "G.F. Nesbitt N.Y." circular embossing, docketing on back "Dated at Rush Creek May 9, 1855, May 12, three days later brother Homer arrived on Rush Creek", right stamp in pair light crease at top right, Very Fine, 2c overpayment of the 10c rate effective April 1, 1855

E. 500-750
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2261
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2261, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Block of five, Positions 6-7/16-17/27L1L, large margins to just in including top sheet margin, tied by light strike of red "New Orleans La. Jan. 13" (1855) circular datestamp on inbound legal-size buff cover, stamps with clear strikes of "STEAM" handstamps, routing instructions at bottom left partly under stamps, docketed at right, few small faults including Position 16 tear at left and bottom right stamp small piece out at bottom right, cover reduced at right, still Fine and unusual quintuple-rate use

E. 300-400
0
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2262
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2262, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two singles, large margins to barely in, tied by "New-York Sep. 22" circular datestamps on folded letter datelined "London 10 Sept. 1852" and addressed to Vera Cruz, Mexico, Oct. 2, 1852 receiving circular datestamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine and unusual use which was carried outside of the mails to New York where the 3c stamps were affixed to pay double the rate for distance under 3,000 miles

E. 300-400
275
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2263
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2263, 3c 1851-56 Issue, cont.3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Horizontal strip of seven, large margins to just in, deep rich color on bright paper, tied by grids, red "New Orleans La. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on blue 1855 folded cover to Bordeaux, France, blue pencil "21", red "New York Am. Pkt. Nov. 17" circular datestamp also ties stamps as does red Havre transit, "6" decimes due handstamp, light file folds do not affect stamps, second stamp from left small wrinkling at top, Very Fine, overpaid 20c American Packet Direct rate to France via New York-Havre Line, the strip was sufficient for and probably intended to prepay the 21c rate via England (as evidenced by the blue "21"); however, the letter reached New York in time for the Havre line sailing of the Arago, which departed New York on Nov. 17 and arrived at Havre Dec. 1, ex Caspary

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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