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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
54
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 54, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample, tied by red grid cancel, matching "STEAM/BOAT" two-line handstamp on cover with mourning piping on back to Delhi N.Y., sender's directive "By Erie Railroad", trivial edgewear, Very Fine and rare use, a similar use, on a cover front only with stamp tied by green circular datestamp, realized $3,500 hammer in our Wagshal sale (Sale 993, lot 183)

E. 750-1,000
400
55
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 55, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in at top, tied by black grid cancel with red "Boston 5cts. 10 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover addressed in the hand of P. T. Barnum to James Gordon Bennett, editor of the New York Herald in New York, Fine, Barnum and Bennett had a contentious, if not vitriolic relationship for many years, including many scathing editorials in the Herald directed at Barnum and a controversy over a land sale

E. 500-750
250
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56
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 56, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just clear, tied by blue grid cancel and penstrokes, "Boston & Fichburg R.R. Aug. 1" railroad route agent's circular datestamp, missing "T" in "Fitchburg", on cover to St. Johnsbury Center Vt., some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce railroad use

E. 300-400
500
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57
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 57, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in including small part of bottom sheet margin on right stamp, beautiful First Printing Orange Brown shade and impression, tied by blue grid cancels, matching "Philada. Pa. 10cts. Aug. 9" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Parkland Mich., minor edgewear, Very Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as pair off cover $2,080.00

E. 500-750
700
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