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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2256
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2256, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Several clear grill points, tied by bold circle of wedges cancel, "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai Oct. 12" circular datestamp on 1871 cover to North Prospect Me., neat "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 16" circular datestamp, blue "Forwarded by Russell & Co. Shanghai Oct. 11, 1871" backstamp, minor edgewear barely affects stamp, slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine, carried on the PMSS branch line's New York, which sailed Oct. 12 and arrived in Yokohama Oct. 20, it was then placed on the PMSS steamer Japan, which departed Oct. 23 and arrived in San Francisco Nov. 15, a rare use of the grilled 10c Bank Note on a cover from the U.S. Consul in Shanghai, with 1991 P.F. certificate stating "genuine"

E. 750-1,000
250
2257
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2257, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Tied by segmented cork cancel, "Hartford Ct. Aug. 16" circular datestamp on small 1870 cover addressed to a U.S. naval ship at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, receiving backstamp, stamp with crease, appears Fine, with 1972 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
140
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2258
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2258, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Tied by circle of wedges cancel and "New York Sep. 30" circular datestamp on blue 1870 folded letter to Mexico, endorsed "p City of Merida", bold "4" reales due handstamp, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of the grilled issue, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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2259
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2259, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Choice centering, noticeable grill points around Jefferson's head, tied by quartered cork cancel, "Washington D.C. Jun. 17" circular datestamp on 1870 folded letter to Havre, France, stamp also tied by red "New-York Jun. 21" circular datestamp, blue Cherboug exchange marking, blue "8" decimes due handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use paying 10c American direct packet rate, carried on the HAPAG Cimbria, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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2260
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2260, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Horizontal pair, left stamp with no discernible grill, right stamp with late state H Grill, tied by crossroads, "Chicago Dec. 30" circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Brussels, Belgium, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jan. 8" circular datestamp, blue "2" crayon indicating double rate, receiving backstamp, left stamp small tear at upper left, still Fine, a scarce use of the grilled issue with one stamp not showing the grill and the other with a split grill, ex "Andromeda", with 1980 and 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
425
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2261
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2261, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Noticeable grill points at top left, tied by red cork cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 15" circular datestamp on yellow tobacco dealer's corner card cover to Gottingen, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 16" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use of the grilled 10c Bank Note issue properly paying the 10c rate via Closed Mail, carried on the Guion Line's Nevada, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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2262
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2262, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 139)2c Brown, 10c Brown, H. Grill (135, 139), 2c Brown, 10c Brown, H. Grill (135, 139)2c Brown, 10c Brown, H. Grill (135, 139). Two 2c, tied by segmented cork cancels, red "New York U.S. Aug. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Gothenburgh, Sweden, red 1870 London transit, "3d" credit handstamp, missing most of top flap, small edge nick and slight reduction at top, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of the 2c and 10c grilled Bank Note issues on a cover to Sweden, carried on the Inman's City of London, this is properly franked to pay the 14c rate via North German Union Closed Mail, it was instead sent open mail, ex Schuh and Klein, with 1957 and 2007 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
325
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