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Sale 1167 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2372
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2372, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown (145, 146), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown (145, 146)1c Ultramarine, 2c Red Brown (145, 146). Rich colors, tied by bold quartered cork cancels, "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 2 6PM" circular datestamp on cover to Pawtucket R.I. with Jefferson Tannery red cameo corner card with building illustration, 1874 docketing at left, missing part of top and right flaps, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 300-400
425
2373
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2373, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, tied by large blue "C" fancy cancel, matching "Chicago Ill. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on cover to London, England, red Chicago exchange office circular datestamp, red 1875 receiving circular datestamp at left, Very Fine, scarce, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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2374
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2374, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Deep shade, used with 6c Dull Pink (159), tied together by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss Type ST-MP3) on cover addressed to a medical doctor on the Nautical Ship Mercury care of the American Consul at Bridgetown, Barbados, red "New York Jan. 23" (1874) circular datestamp, St. Thomas transit backstamp (Jan. 29), Barbados receiving datestamp (Jan. 31) clearly struck, blue "2" for double rate and red "16" crayon double-rate credit, manuscript ink spot on 30c, small stamp faults, cover with sealed tears and minor mended nicks, still Fine, an extremely rare use to Barbados and especially desirable with such a high-value franking which paid double the 18c rate by British Mail via St. Thomas or Havana, the nautical school ship Mercury was based in Pelham N.Y. and was intended to teach "incorrigible boys" practical instruction, for a detailed account click here: http://historicpelham.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-nautical-reform-school-ship-mercury.html

E. 1,500-2,000
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2375
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2375, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162), 6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162)6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162). Rich colors, tied together by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss ST-8P11) on 1873 cover addressed to a medical doctor on the Nautical Ship Mercury care of the American Consul at Bridgetown, Barbados, red "New York 8 Dec. 23" credit datestamp, St. Thomas (Dec. 31) and Barbados (Jan. 20) backstamps, blue "1" crayon rate marking, opened a bit unevenly at right where slightly reduced, some slight wear, still Very Fine and very rare use to Barbados at the 18c rate by British Mail via St. Thomas or Havana, the nautical school ship Mercury was based in Pelham N.Y. and was intended to teach "incorrigible boys" practical instruction, for a detailed account lick here: http://historicpelham.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-nautical-reform-school-ship-mercury.html

E. 400-500
425
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2376
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2376, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162), 6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162)6c Dull Pink, 12c Blackish Violet (159, 162). Rich colors, tied together by well-struck circle of wedges on 1873 cover addressed to a medical doctor on the Nautical Ship Mercury care of the American Consul at Bridgetown, Barbados, lacking origination and transit circular datestamp, 6c also with manuscript matching one of the rate markings, clear "Barbadoes DE 30, 1873" backstamp, opened bit roughly at left where reduced, some edgewear affects stamps, still Very Fine and very rare use to Barbados at the 18c rate by British Mail via St. Thomas or Havana, the nautical school ship Mercury was based in Pelham N.Y. and was intended to teach "incorrigible boys" practical instruction, for a detailed account lick here: http://historicpelham.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-nautical-reform-school-ship-mercury.html

E. 300-400
375
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2377
 
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2377, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Used with 1c Dark Ultramarine (182) and two 10c Brown (188), cork cancels and "New York May 8" circular datestamp on large part of refolded courthouse wrapper to Montgomery Ala., receipt docketing on back, tying cancellations slightly enhanced and wrapper repaired, still Fine appearing and striking domestic use of the 90c Continental Bank Note Co. printing, with 1992 P.F. certificate identifying the stamp as the American printing, No. 191

E. 750-1,000
550
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2378
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2378, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Rich color, used with Samoa, 1p Yellow Green, 2p Orange Brown, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (11b, 13b), tied by segmented cork cancels on 1888 cover to Washington D.C., light strike of magenta "San Francisco Paid All Aug. 4" and Washington D.C. receiving backstamps, manuscript "28" in correspondence

VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE UNITED STATES AND SAMOA MIXED FRANKING.

Not recorded in the Odenweller Census.

E. 1,500-2,000
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