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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 150, 161), cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2283
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2283, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with 3c Green (158) on registered 7c Vermilion on Amber entire (U88), to Birmingham, England, stamps tied or cancelled by targets, "Philada. Pa. Registered Feb. 9" circular datestamp, manuscript registry no., receiving backstamp, 10c slightly affected from placement at edge of entire, still Very Fine, a colorful and rare use of the 7c Stanton entire sent registered to England

E. 400-500
700
2284
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2284, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). S.e. at left, used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (157), tied by negative "B" in circle, "Brooklyn Registered Mar. 3" circular datestamp on buff jewelry manufacturer's corner card cover to Leobscheutz, Germany, red "New York Registered Mar. 4" double-circle datestamp, red "Direct Serv. Paid All" oval handstamp, receiving backstamp, registry label applied in Hamburg, slight soiling, 10c small corner crease at bottom left, Fine, illustrated and described on pp. 843-845 of Understanding Transatlantic Mail (Vol. 2) by Winter

E. 200-300
130
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2285
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2285, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering, cancelled by red crossroads cancel, matching red "Supplementary Mail" Type A handstamp on blue 1872 folded cover to Palermo, Italy, red "New York Paid All Aug. 15" circular datestamp, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" datestamp, red crayon "4" and "sg1-1/2" credit markings, sender's directive "Hammonia" and carried on that HAPAG steamer, light horizontal file fold, minor age spots, Very Fine, the Supplementary Mail fee of 10c was paid in cash

E. 300-400
1,100
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2286
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2286, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, tied by red grid cancels (reported to be 5-bar but unclear), red "Supplementary Mail" Type A handstamp on 1871 folded letter to Lyon, France, red "New York Sep. 26" circular datestamp, red Cherbourg transit, transit and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamps, Fine and rare, carried on the HAPAG line's Thuringia, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
750
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2287
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2287, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair, tied by New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star (Weiss ST-8P11) on 1873 cover to Amsterdam, Holland, red "New York Supplementary Aug. 13" Type D circular datestamp, red "6" credit crossed out and re-rated "5", red London "Paid" transit datestamp (Aug. 27), receiving backstamp, minor soiling, Very Fine and attractive, carried to England on the NGL's Hansa, one of five recorded covers to the Netherlands posted by Supplementary Mail at the 10c British Mail "Phantom Rate", an article by George E. Hargest ("New Light on the Operation of the Dockside Offices", Chronicle, May 1971, pp. 103-105) states: "In May 1874 the only published rate to the Netherlands was a 10 cent rate by direct closed mail via England. Letters by this route bear no British markings. Although existing U.S.-British conventions provided a 10 cent rate by British mail, regulations did not authorize its use. The markings on this cover, however, indicate that the dockside office sent it in a supplementary British mail, i.e., by an unauthorized route, at an unannounced 'phantom' rate." Each of the four recorded British Mail "Phantom Rate" covers to Holland has two 10c stamps, one of which paid for Supplementary Mail service. All four covers have a "6" credit marking crossed out and re-rated "5", which we cannot explain, since the correct credit to England was 6c. The covers are dated Aug. 13, 1873 (offered here), May 16, Aug. 10 (offered in the following lot), Aug. 29 (ex "Andromeda", Siegel Sale 1008, lot 2125) and Sep. 12, 1874.

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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2288
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2288, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two, deep rich color and proof-like impression, natural s.e. at left, tied by partly clear strike of red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel, matching "New York Paid Aug. 10 Sup." Type E Supplementary Mail circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Amsterdam, Holland, addressed to the major publishing firm of J. H. Laarman, red "6" credit crossed out and re-rated "5", sender's "Pr America" ship directive and carried on that NGL steamer from New York on August 15, arriving Southampton August 26, red "London Paid" transit datestamp (Aug. 27, 1874) and matching "PD" in circle, Amsterdam receiving backstamp (Aug. 28), Very Fine, one of five recorded covers to the Netherlands posted by Supplementary Mail at the 10c British Mail "Phantom Rate", an article by George E. Hargest ("New Light on the Operation of the Dockside Offices", Chronicle, May 1971, pp. 103-105) states: "In May 1874 the only published rate to the Netherlands was a 10 cent rate by direct closed mail via England. Letters by this route bear no British markings. Although existing U.S.-British conventions provided a 10 cent rate by British mail, regulations did not authorize its use. The markings on this cover, however, indicate that the dockside office sent it in a supplementary British mail, i.e., by an unauthorized route, at an unannounced 'phantom' rate." Each of the four recorded British Mail "Phantom Rate" covers to Holland has two 10c stamps, one of which paid for Supplementary Mail service. All four covers have a "6" credit marking crossed out and re-rated "5", which we cannot explain, since the correct credit to England was 6c. The covers are dated Aug. 13, 1873 (offered in lot 2287), May 16, Aug. 10 (offered here), Aug. 29 (ex "Andromeda", Siegel Sale 1008, lot 2125) and Sep. 12, 1874.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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2289
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2289, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Three wide margins, just in at bottom, tied by perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star (Weiss ST-8P5) on blue 1875 folded cover to Marseilles, France, red "New York Paid Jan. 30" circular datestamp, boxed "P.D." handstamp, endorsed "pr. S.S. Hermann" at top left and carried on that NGL steamer, light horizontal file fold at bottom well away from stamp, Extremely Fine strike of this NYFM cancel

E. 400-500
250
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2290
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2290, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by 6-bar grid, "New York 6 Jul. 31" credit datestamp on yellow 1873 cover to Paris, France and forwarded to Engelberg, Switzerland, red London transit, forwarding postage paid by France, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (62), tied by "22" in diamond of dots, red "PD" in circle and red boxed "PD", Paris double-circle datestamp, 10c corner crease at top right, some edgewear and soiling, transit and receiving backstamps, otherwise Fine, a scarce forwarded use

E. 300-400
150
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2291
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2291, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to France, 1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to France1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to France. Nine covers mounted on exhibit pages with detailed descriptions, one with a grilled stamp and several used with other stamps, one with Detroit exchange office datestamp, several attractive New York Foreign Mail cancellations, a few minor flaws but overall Very Fine and desirable group

E. 500-750
2,100
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2292
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2292, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, used with 2c Brown (146) and two 3c Green (147), tied by New York Foreign Mail Crossroads (Weiss TR-C3), red "New York Paid All Direct Jul. 15" backstamp on blue 1870 folded cover to Yviza, Balearic Islands, Spain, red "24" credit and "PD" in oval handstamps, red crayon "4", red London transit, stamps with few faults, appears Fine, a colorful franking to a scarce destination, carried on the Guion Line's Nebraska

E. 400-500
2,200
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2293
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2293, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by circle of V's cancel, red "Boston Paid All Direct Mar. 20" circular datestamp on 1871 cover to Clausenburg, Transylvania, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" datestamp, indistinct backstamp, Very Fine, a rare use to Transylvania, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, carried on the NGL's Holsatia

E. 300-400
300
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2294
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2294, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown (146, 148, 150), 2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown (146, 148, 150)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, 10c Brown (146, 148, 150). 6c s.e., rich colors, tied by New York Foreign Mail Circle of V's cancel (Weiss TR-W4b) on 3c Green entire (U83) addressed in violet to Cologne, Germany, sender's routing "pr City of Paris via England", red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 8" (1871) datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, few toned perfs and some cover edge toning, Very Fine, colorful franking for double 10c Closed Mail rate, ex "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
900
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2295
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2295, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss GE-EP10) on blue 1875 folded letter to Lausanne, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Via Eng & Ost Apr. 13" circular datestamp, Basel and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, carried on the Eagle line's Goethe

E. 300-400
170
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2296
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2296, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Bright color, tied by clear strike of blue "GIN" barrel fancy cancel with matching "Chicago Ill. 30 Oct. 2PM" circular datestamp on light green cover to Lausanne, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Via England Nov. 1" circular datestamp, Basel and receiving backstamps, Very Fine strike of this famous and rare fancy cancel, this fancy cancel is the only design known that depicts distilled spirits, we have offered less than a half dozen on cover or card since keeping computerized records, carried on the NGL's Hermann, from the Gilbert correspondence

E. 500-750
275
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2297
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2297, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by bold strike of blue Shield fancy cancel with matching "Chicago Ill. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on light green cover to Lausanne, Switzerland, red New York circular datestamp also ties stamp, Basel and receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine strike, from the Gilbert correspondence, carried on the HAPAG's Westphalia, ex Judd

E. 300-400
150
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2298
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2298, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, tied by bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail Greek Cross (Weiss RE-S2) and "New York Feb. 22" circular datestamp on 1871 folded cover to Neuchatel, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Feb. 23" circular datestamp, blue "2" crayon indicating double rate, Very Fine and attractive, this NYFM cancel is rare with only four recorded on cover, carried on the Cunarder Calabria, ex Waud, illustrated in Weiss book on p. 238

E. 300-400
300
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2299
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2299, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). S.e. at left, tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Fouled Anchor in Circle cancel (Weiss RE-E4), on 1875 cover to Volterra, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 23" circular datestamp, few minor cover toned spots, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, carried on the Cunarder Russia

E. 500-750
1,100
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2300
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2300, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two, bright color, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss GE-EN3) on 1874 cover from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Genova, Italy, via New York, oval company handstamp from Santo Domingo at left, purple "Zuricalda Y Arguimbau, 102 Pearl Street, New York Post Office Box 3978" serrated oval backstamp, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 5" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and very unusual, carried outside of the mails from Santo Domingo to New York where it was put on the HAPAG line's Thuringia

E. 300-400
170
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2301
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2301, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Rich color, cancelled by New York Foreign Mail 7-Ring target (Weiss TR-T2), red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 2" circular datestamp on blue 1874 folded cover to Enkhuyzen, Holland, endorsed "per Parthia" and carried on that Cunarder, Amsterdam and receiving backstamps, stamp with minor staining in perf holes from gum, still Very Fine, very rare New York Foreign Mail cancel, none listed on cover in the Weiss book, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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2302
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2302, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, tied by New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P1) on blue 1871 folded cover to Amsterdam, Holland, red "New York Paid All Oct. 7" circular datestamp, blue "2" crayon indicating double rate, receiving backstamp, light file fold does not affect stamps, Very Fine double-rate use, carried on the Inman line's City of Paris

E. 200-300
120
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2303
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2303, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). S.e. at right, used with 3c Green, H Grill (136), tied by New York Foreign Mail Crossroads (Weiss TR-C3), red "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 9" backstamp on cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red boxed "Bremen Franco" datestamp, red boxed "Weiterfr. 1Sgr" credit, red "2-1/2" credit handstamp, receiving backstamp, cover tear at top, minor soiling, Very Fine, carried on the NGL's Hannover

E. 300-400
150
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2304
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2304, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Rich color, tied by New York Foreign Mail Grid (Weiss TR-G23) on 1874 cover with printed return address from a shipping agent to Tinsberg, Norway, red "New York Paid All Ger. Transit Feb. 21" circular datestamp, Very Fine, unusual with no transit or receiving markings, this style of NYFM grid is rare with only two reported in the Weiss book, carried on the NGL's Hansa

E. 300-400
750
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2305
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2305, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 1c Ultramarine (146) and 3c Green (147), tied by circular cancels, "Olympia W. Ty. Apr. 25" circular datestamp on 1871 cover to Sweden, red "New York 4 May 13" credit datestamp also ties two stamps, red "Wfr 1-1/2" handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce and colorful use from Washington Territory to Sweden, carried on the Inman line's City of Brooklyn, ex Stever

E. 300-400
180
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2306
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2306, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 150), 1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 150)1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (145, 150). Rich colors, tied by quartered cork cancels with duplex "Omaha Neb. Dec. 30" (1871) circular datestamp on cover addressed in violet to Lund, Sweden, red "New York 4 Jan. 6" credit datestamp, red "Wfr. 1-1/2" German credit handstamp (re-stated in silbergroschen), receiving backstamp (Jan. 21, 1872), Very Fine, an attractive example of the 11c NGU Closed Mail rate to Sweden, carried on Inman Line's City of Washington, ex "Andromeda"

E. 400-500
225
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2307
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2307, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by quartered cork cancel, red "New York 4 Jan. 11" credit datestamp on buff 1873 cover to Christinestad, Finland, Russia, red "Wfr. 1-1/2" and "Franco" script handstamps, St. Petersburg transit backstamp, pulled perf at top left, missing part of top flap, missing 1c stamp, still Fine, a rare use to Finland, which was at this time a part of Russia, reported to be the only NYFM cover to Finland

E. 300-400
325
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2307A
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2307A, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 2c Brown (146) and 3c Green (147), tied by grids, "Assumption Ills. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on 1871 cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, red "New York 5 Dec. 13" credit datestamp, red "Wfco 2" credit handstamp, receiving backstamp, 3c torn at bottom right prior to use, Very Fine, carried on the Guion line's Wisconsin, this was franked to pay the 15c rate via North German Union Closed Mail, the rate was reduced to 12c in October 1871 so this was overpaid by 3c

E. 300-400
225
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2307B
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2307B, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe, 1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to Europe. 14 covers mounted on exhibit pages with detailed descriptions, nice range of destinations including Germany (two), Holland (two), Italy (two), Luxembourg, Sweden (three) and Switzerland (four), several used with other stamps, nice use from a stamp dealer with illustration of Hawaii stamp, New York Foreign Mail cancellations, a few small flaws, a colorful and overall Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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