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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2117
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2117, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins to barely in at right, tied by "Boston Mass. Paid Aug. 28" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Champlain N.Y., stamp with vertical file crease at left and small corner creases at top right and bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib ON COVER.

Docketing reads "M B Southweek Letter Feby 10 1852" which must refer to a later filing date. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $15,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
2118
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2118, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 25-26R1L, used slightly overlapping with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by light strikes of circular datestamp on 1859 cover to Lieutenant S. Law on the U.S.S. Hartford in Hong Kong, China, red "New York Br. Pkt. Jul. 12" circular datestamp, endorsed "Per Cunard Steamer" and "Via Marseilles", manuscript due marking, "Forwarded by Thos. Hunt & Co., Hong Kong" handstamp at left, London and receiving backstamps, 3c faint corner crease at top right

VERY FINE. A SCARCE FRANKING PAYING THE SHORE-TO-SHIP RATE ON A COVER TO HONG KONG, WHICH WAS DELIVERED TO THE RECIPIENT BY A FORWARDER.

The receipt docketing at left indicates this found the recipient on Nov. 9, 1859. It arrived in Hong Kong in September (day of backstamp is unclear). According to Wikipedia, the Hartford was launched Nov. 22, 1858 and sailed for the far east where she relieved the Mississippi as flagship of the East India squadron. In November 1859 (when this was received) the U.S. Minister to China, John Elliott Ward, came aboard in Hong Kong and the ship sailed for Canton, Manila and other ports to advance American interests in the region.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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2119
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2119, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to in, cancelled by penstrokes, red "Coventry R.I. Oct. ?" circular datestamp on yellow cover with Freemont illustration with "Hurrah for Freemont and Freedom!!!!" caption added, Putnam imprint, stamps and cover with few faults, still a Fine and attractive cover, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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2120
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2120, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Two singles, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), affixed overlapping and tied together by grid cancels, "Northampton Ms. Apr. 6" (1857) circular datestamp on blue folded tissue paper cover to Paris, France, "GB/1F60c" framed Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, French entry double-circle datestamp and "8" decimes due handstamp, minor edgewear, Fine and unusual, this was sent just after the start of the U.S.-French Treaty and therefore after the end of the "Three Months" period, mail could still be sent to France via this British Open Mail method, but it was more costly than the 15c total for a treaty-rate cover, and so was seldom used

E. 300-400
250
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2121
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2121, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to in, tied by blue "St. Mary's Geo. Apl. 13" circular datestamp on small ladies cover with ornate blue border to Sharon Ct., missent and with green "Macon Ga. Apr. 15" circular datestamp, manuscript "Missent" at top, Very Fine and unusual, a pretty cover

E. 150-200
150
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2122
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2122, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by manuscript "X" with "Lewisburgh Feb. 12th, 55" at right on intricate gold Valentine cover to Caryville N.Y., all-over design on front and back, Very Fine

E. 100-150
60
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2123
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2123, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three large margins including interpane margin with full guideline at left, just in at bottom, tied by blue "Hillsdale Mich. ? 10" circular datestamp on buff cover with Fremont three-quarter portrait to Colebrook O., minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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2124
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2124, 1851-60 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Three ample margins, just in at top, tied by well-struck "Augusta Me. 19 ?" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Maine Liquor Law" Temperance propaganda design to N. Woodstock Me., Thurston & Co. imprint on top flap, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a pretty cover with this scarce design, lot also includes a second cover with No. 65 on illustrated "Curse of Rum" cover from Rockland Maine, few faults and slightly reduced, appears Fine

E. 400-500
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2125
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2125, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three large margins, just in at left, tied by blue "Trenton N.J. Jan. 13" circular datestamp on Maine Liquor Law temperance cover to Newark O., manuscript "Paid" at top right, some slight wear and soiling, still Very Fine and attractive

E. 400-500
225
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2126
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2126, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A). Position 67L3, rich color, superb centering, tied by neat "Chicago Ill. Jan. 23, 1857" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Kendall's Steam Bakery illustrated cameo corner card to Boston, immaculate condition

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERFORATION USED ON AN ILLUSTRATED CAMEO CORNER CARD COVER. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST COVERS WITH THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Wilson Hulme speculates in his article in Chronicle 175 that R. K. Swift distributed Chicago perf stamps to various businesses as a trial or to strengthen the possibility of selling the perforating machine to the post office. Many of the businesses were in a straight path between Swift's bank and Elijah Hadley's (inventor of the machine) office (p. 167).

Signed Dr. Chase. With 1977 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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2127
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2127, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 3R1, recut at top, three wide margins, just in at top (plates to the position), tied by light strike of Me. circular datestamp on buff cover to Sonora Cal., cover with some slight edgewear, Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate, Scott Retail $1,900.00

E. 200-300
225
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2128
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2128, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 55L1, recut at bottom, large margin at bottom so clearly showing the recutting, just in other sides, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 20, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Santa Barbara Cal., some slight edgewear, Fine, Scott Retail $1,900.00

E. 200-300
200
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2129
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2129, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Horizontal strip of three, cancelled by grids and tied by red "Providence R.I. May 22, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to New Bedford Mass., receiving backstamp of the same day, right stamp also tied by rust mark, cover with tear affecting design, small toned spot and missing part of top flap, still Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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2130
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2130, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Three, two s.e. at left, Positions 3R8, 11R8 and 41R8, wonderful dark shade and impression from Plate 8, tied by "New-York Dec. 18, 1857" circular datestamps on "Savery's Temperance Hotel and Telegraph" blue cameo corner card with illustrated design, to Yonkers N.Y., Very Fine, a scarce design, ex Chase and with note on back stating "one of two known covers used with Ty. V stamps in 1857", also accompanied by second cover with similar cameo design in black, with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by New York circular datestamp to E. Hampton Conn., this temperance hotel was operated by Bela Sawyer and J. S. Savery

E. 300-400
550
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2131
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2131, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, perfs scissors-separated causing s.e. at top, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. 26 Oct." circular datestamp on cover with Palmer & Co. Artificial Legs illustrated corner card depicting an artificial leg, to Ausable Forks N.Y., minor wear, Very Fine and unusual design, the prosthetic limb business was a-boomin' during and after the Civil War, but advertising on covers is rarely seen

E. 300-400
350
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2132
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2132, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Used with and affixed slightly overlapping 10c Green, Ty. II (32), tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 5, 1859" circular datestamp and red "New York Paid 6 Jan. 15" credit datestamp on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, boxed "P.D." handstamp, French transit, transit and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, 5c small flaw at bottom left corner is barely noticeable, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
350
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