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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2263
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2263, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with 3c Green (158), cancelled by perfect strikes of ornate "S" cancel struck in magenta, matching "Syracuse N.Y. Registered Apr. 27, 1876" circular datestamp on cover to East Somerville Mass., Very Fine strikes, a beautiful cover, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
2264
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2264, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with 3c Green (158), cancelled by perfect strikes of ornate "S" cancel struck in blue, matching "Syracuse N.Y. Registered Mar. 28, 1876" circular datestamp on cover to Saratoga Springs N.Y., additional strike of the "S" on back, fresh and Extremely Fine strikes, especially stands out on the 10c -- the perfect mate to the cover in the previous lot -- with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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2265
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2265, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Cover Balance, 10c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Cover Balance10c Bank Note Issues, Domestic Cover Balance. Three covers, first with No. 209 and 2c Red Brown No. 210 used together on registered cover from Port Townsend Wash. on Mar. 26, 1886 with Kicking Mule fancy cancel, second No. 187 used with 3c Green No. 184 on registered cover from Waterbury Conn. on Mar. 29, 1882 with fancy circle of wedges cancel, last is No. 209 used with 10c Special Delivery on legal size cover from Milwaukee Wis. in Apr. 1889, Very Fine trio

E. 200-300
130
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2266
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2266, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 12 1PM" (1872) duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancel on cover to Edward Goodfellow, "United States Coast Survey, Care of French Cable Office, St. Pierre Miquelon," manuscript "Via Halifax Nova Scotia" directive, transit backstamps from Halifax (June 17), Sydney, Cape Breton Island (June 19) and North Sydney (June 20), St. Pierre and Miquelon receipt docketing of July 4, 1872 (held at French Cable Office until pickup by recipient), Very Fine and rare 10c Bank Note use to St. Pierre and Miquelon, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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2267
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2267, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Pair with part selvage at top and part captured imprint and plate no., tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss GE-EP5) on 1875 tobacco and commission merchant's corner card cover to Havana, Cuba, "New York Apr. 28" circular datestamp also ties stamps, bold "2" reales due handstamp, company receiving backstamp, endorsed "pr S.S. City of New York", with original enclosure, some edgewear, few toned perfs, otherwise Fine, scarce double rate use with the partial captured plate number and imprint, ex Kirke

E. 300-400
150
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2268
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2268, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "New-York Apr. 24" (1871) circular datestamp with "A. Baiz & Co. NY" forwarder's oval handstamp on blue 1871 folded cover to St. Croix, Danish West Indies, endorsed "P Merrimack via St. Thomas" at upper left and with "St. Thomas 1/5 1871" circular datestamp, blue crayon "4" due marking for local charge from St. Thomas to St. Croix, carried by Merrimack and then by inter-island packet to destination, couple small stains and minor erosion along file fold, still Very Fine use to St. Croix

E. 300-400
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2269
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2269, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161), 3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161)3c Green, 10c Brown (158, 161). Tied by circle of wedges, "New York Nov. 23" circular datestamp on 1876 folded cover to St. Thomas, red "New-York 8 Nov. 23" credit datestamp, merchant's purple oval handstamp, routed "Via Bermuda", St. Thomas receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce use to St. Thomas after Brazil line stopped direct service (mail then routed via Bermuda)

E. 400-500
250
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2270
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2270, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Bright color, tied by bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss GE-EP5) and "New York Apr. 20" circular datestamp on 1875 folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, purple "M. Echeverria & Co., New-York" backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
275
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2271
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2271, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two, one with piece out at top, tied by bold strikes of negative "12" in circle handstamp, "New York Feb. 13" circular datestamp on blue 1875 folded cover to Guadalajara, Mexico, neat "25" handstamp for centavos due from recipient, endorsed "via New Orleans", Fine and interesting use, sent by rail to New Orleans then on the Alexandre Line's City of Merida to Vera Cruz and then overland to destination, illustrated in Chronicle 182, p. 132

E. 300-400
150
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2272
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2272, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with (10c Brown (161), tied by large quartered cork cancel and "New York Nov. 6" circular datestamp on blue 1873 folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "6" reales due handstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, 30c small tear at top right, still Fine, scarce quadruple-rate use

E. 400-500
425
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2273
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2273, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Two, tied by "N. York Steamship May 4" circular datestamps on 1873 cover to West Meriden Conn., endorsed "Ship's Letter, U.S.S. Kansas" by sender at left, receipt docketing, Very Fine, the Kansas was on a surveying expedition off the east coast of Central America during this period

E. 200-300
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2274
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2274, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "N. York Steamship Dec. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., red boxed "P.P." handstamp, clear strike of large blue "U.S. Flag-Ship Lancaster Oct-1 1870" oval backstamp with border made of rope, also with "Carrier" backstamp, light strike of "Rio De Janeiro14 Nov." circular datestamp, some expert cover restoration, still a Fine and unusual use with the "P.P." marking

E. 200-300
110
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2275
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2275, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 10c Brown (150), tied by quartered cork cancels, "Yarmouth Me. Feb. 12" circular datestamp on 1872 cover to ship Oakland, at Valparaiso, Chile, red "New York 12 Feb. 15" credit datestamp, red "25" (centavos) handstamp applied in Valparaiso denoting postage due, some wear with stamps faulty, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine, scarce franking to pay the 22c rate by American Packet, then British Packet via Colon

E. 300-400
225
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2276
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2276, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162), 10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162)10c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet (161, 162). Tied by New York Foreign Mail cancel, red "New York 12 Jul. 10" credit datestamp on 1874 folded letter datelined "Habana 11 Juillet 1874" to Valparaiso, Chile, red "15" handstamp for 15 centavos due from recipient, blue "Maitland, Phelps & Co. N.Y. Jul. 17, 1874" backstamp, light file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, scarce use from Cuba to Chile thru the U.S. mails and carried privately to New York

E. 300-400
300
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2277
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2277, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Used with 3c Green (184), tied by "New-York Sep. 14 78" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on folded letter to Bogota, Colombia, red "New York Sep. 19 8" (8 centimes) duplex credit datestamp, "TRANSIT" handstamp applied in Colon, blue "Forwarded by R.C. Crompton, Colon" handstamp, second strike in black on back, Colon transit circular datestamp, vertical file fold affects 3c stamp, otherwise Fine, after a delay in New York due to the early sailing of the Atlas line's Ailsa, this was carried on the PMSS Colon which arrived in Colon Sep. 28, the monthly Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. steamer left the previous day, rather than wait a month this was handed to a forwarder in Colon who arranged for faster carriage to the British charge d'affaires in Bogota, an unusual routing

E. 300-400
350
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2278
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2278, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, tied by "New York May 1 8:30PM 1879" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on overall New York Herald illustrated advertising cover to Quito, Ecuador, red "New York May 10" circular datestamp, minor wear, Very Fine use to Ecuador

E. 300-400
1,000
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2279
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2279, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair used with 2c Black, E Grill (87), tied by grids, underinked strike of "Brookton Me. Dec. (?)" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Callao, Peru, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 4" credit datestamp, 10c stamps trivial gum soaks along a few perfs, Fine, unusual combination of 2c Black Jack E Grill and 1870 Bank Note Issues, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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2280
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2280, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 10c Brown (150), affixed slightly overlapping, cork cancels, "Bath Me. Jun. 2" backstamp on small narrow 1870 cover addressed in violet to Callao, Peru, red New York transit and "12" credit, Callao backstamp, Very Fine and scarce mixed franking for the 22c rate via British packet, ex Dr. Heimburger, with 2013 P.F. certificate, accompanied by analysis of sailing information confirming the 1870 use, this is a very early use of the ungrilled National Bank Note Co. issue (EDU is May 14 off cover and May 19 on cover)

E. 750-1,000
400
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2281
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2281, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Well-centered, tied by "N. York Steamship Nov. 25" (1875) circular datestamp on cover from Callao, Peru to New York City street address, clear strike of "PANAMA/14 NO 1875/TRANSIT" three-line datestamp and large "12" British debit handstamp, "Due 9" depreciated currency handstamp (12c plus 2c for depreciated currency and 5c blanket ship rate minus 10c prepaid equals 9c due, see below for explanation), blue circle backstamp of Callao stationer, bit of ink erosion at top left in "Estados Unidos" directive, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate, this cover was sent from Peru to the United States by British Mail via Panama, then by American Packet, the composite postage was 10c to Peru (internal), 6p to Great Britain (from Callao to Panama) and 5c to the U.S. (reduced blanket ship rate, effective July 1, 1875), in the absence of stamps, the 6p British postage was debited with the equivalent "12" cents due marking, however, since the U.S. had to settle accounts with Great Britain in specie, but collected postage due in currency, a 2c premium was charged for currency depreciation, the 14c due was added to the 5c ship rate, for a total of 19c due, against which the 10c stamp was credited, leaving a balance of 9c due

E. 750-1,000
400
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2282
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2282, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161)1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to South & Central American and Caribbean Destinations, 1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to South & Central American and Caribbean Destinations1870-88, 10c Bank Note Issues, Covers to South & Central American and Caribbean Destinations. 12 covers mounted on exhibit pages, nice range of destinations including Argentina, Barbados (two), Bermuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic (two, one from and one to), Nicaragua (two), Peru and Puerto Rico, each with description of rates and markings, a few with additional stamps, Bermuda, Cuba and Peru covers with New York Foreign Mail cancellations, Very Fine group of desirable destinations

E. 500-750
1,100
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