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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 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 — 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
58
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 58, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. Ib-Ib-II (5A-5A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib-Ib-II (5A-5A-7)1c Blue, Ty. Ib-Ib-II (5A-5A-7). Positions 8-10R1E, horizontal strip of three, left and center stamps Type Ib, right stamp Type II, large margin at top, just touched to just in on other sides, beautiful Plate 1 Early shade, tied by small red "PAID" grids, matching "Boston 3 17 Jul." integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Salem Mass., with original 1851-dated enclosure, center stamp with piece out and tear prior to use

AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE ONE EARLY STRIP OF THREE WITH TYPE Ib AND TYPE II ON A COVER WITH THE BOSTON SMALL "PAID" IN GRID CANCEL APPLIED IN RED.

The Boston "Paid" grid was struck in red or magenta only briefly in July 1851. It is extremely rare on a cover with 1c stamps -- perhaps three or four are known.

Scott Retail as off-cover pair of Type Ib-II and single of Ib from Position 8 is $24,120.00

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
59
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 59, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 10L1E, three huge margins including top right corner interpane margin, showing full guideline at right, just in at bottom, cancelled by penstroke and pencil on cover to Col. Pitchlynn in Washington D.C., Very Fine, a rare corner sheet margin 1c 1851 on cover, this is one of the widest corner margin copies we have ever encountered, the recipient was a chief and delegate of the Choctaw Nation, with 2010 Weiss certificate

E. 300-400
250
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60
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 60, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (7/8/8A), 1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (7/8/8A)1c Blue, Ty. II/III/IIIA (7/8/8A). Positions 9/19/29L4, vertical strip of three, three large margins including top sheet margin, just in at right, tied by "Albany N.Y. Jul. 9" circular datestamps on blue 1857 folded letter to New York, horizontal file fold affects stamps causing crease at left which is partly obscured on bottom stamp by added blue ink, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare strip combining three different types of the 1c from Plate 4, with 1965 and 2007 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
500
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61
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 61, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Block of three, Positions 61-62/71R1L, left stamps huge margins, right stamp large margins to just touched, tied by green "Morganfield Ky. Jan. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Louisville Ky., 1857 docketing at right, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, scarce and desirable with the green cancel, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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62
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 62, 1851-60 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92R2E, margins all around to just touching at lower right, rich color, cancelled by bold strike of blue "Way 6" in circle on Sep. 6, 1851 folded letter from Richmond to Lynchburg Va., central file fold, Very Fine, this marking for the 5c collect fee plus 1c way fee was originally applied to stampless covers and was obsolete when struck on stamped covers such as this, it was applied to mail travelling on the James River & Kanawha Canal, ex Wagshal

E. 500-750
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63
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 63, 1851-60 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to just touched at bottom right, tied by clear strike of unusual red circular grid cancel with 15 parallel fine lines, matching "So. Wilbraham Mass. Aug 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Whitesville Miss., manuscript "Via N. Orleans", Very Fine, a rare and beautiful example of this unusual grid cancel, unlisted in Alexander, ex Brown and Grunin

E. 300-400
275
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64
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 64, 1851-60 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Clear to large margins, tied by New York black grid cancel on blue folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, large "5" due handstamp for Canadian postage, manuscript endorsement "per Steamer Asia", Dec 11, 1851 Halifax backstamp, central file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine and rare, no more than 4-5 covers to Nova Scotia are recorded with the U.S. domestic rate paid by a single 3c Orange Brown 1851 Issue, Cunard mail to Nova Scotia was not covered by the 1848 U.S.-G.B. treaty, illustrated in Alexander on p. 320, ex Cole

E. 400-500
225
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65
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 65, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just touched, rich color, cancelled by grid, light strike of "Westerly R.I. Sep. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover to Danielsonville Conn. with "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" propaganda design, Geo. D. Jewett imprint at right, stamp affected by horizontal file fold, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
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66
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 66, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to in, brilliant color, tied by perfect strike of blue "Chesterfield N.H. Feb. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to New York with "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" propaganda design, Charles Spear imprint at right, 1853 docketing on back, Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
225
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67
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 67, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at top and left including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by "Greenfield Ms. Ma? 25" circular datestamp on cover with John C. Fremont three-quarters portrait, Putnam imprint, addressed to Jacksonville Vt., some slight soiling, still Very Fine, accompanied by Sep. 1856 top portion of similarly-illustrated lettersheet

E. 300-400
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68
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 68, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full and even margins, tied by "New Orleans La. 4 Jan." (1857) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Massevaux, France, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Jan. 13" circular datestamp, neat strike of "GB/1F60c" Anglo-French accountancy marking, appropriate transits, "8" decimes due handstamp, light file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine Three Months period use to France, ex Mayer, P.F. certificate 28462 no longer accompanies

1,600
500
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69
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 69, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9) and 10c Green, Ty. II (14), slightly overlapping and cancelled by small manuscript "X"'s on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10), similarly cancelled, to London, England, "Lancaster Pa. Jul. 11" circular datestamp at left, both 10c stamps tied by red July 30, 1855 London transit datestamp, red "3" credit handstamp also ties 10c Type I, docketing at left ties 1c, minor wear, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the 10c Type I, ex Berkun, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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70
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 70, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Vertical strip of three, choice centering, rich color, tied by "10" numeral handstamps, indistinct circular datestamp on buff cover to Mechanic Falls Me., minor edgewear, Very Fine, unusual with the "10" numeral handstamps, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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71
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 71, 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Margins to in, manuscript cancel and red "Oso Tex. May 30" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Fort Gibson, Ark., forwarded with "Fort Gibson Ark. Jun. 24" circular datestamp and manuscript "Ford 3c" to Leavenworth Kansas, slightly reduced at left and with a small and virtually invisible restoration of acid ink erosion in the crossed out portion of the address, Fine appearance, a rare and very early use from Oso Tex., carried north on the Texas Road (or Shawnee Trail) to Fort Gibson, which by this time had been turned over to the Cherokee Nation (although the government still maintained a post office there), ex Bleuler.

E. 300-400
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72
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 72, 1851-60 Issues3c 1851-57 Issues on Covers, 3c 1851-57 Issues on Covers3c 1851-57 Issues on Covers. Four covers, each an interesting or slightly better use including No. 10 tied by Norfolk Va. circular datestamp on cover to New York, other three bear No. 26 including one with large bold green Hydeville Vt. circular datestamp (ex Haas), one with Fort Ridgely Minn. manuscript postmark (April, 1859, early statehood), last with nice strike of "Paid 3" in arc cancelling stamp on cover from Fonda N.Y., Very Fine group

E. 300-400
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73
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 73, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Two vertical strips of three, one s.e. at top, other s.e. at bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 29, 1860" circular datestamps on light yellow cover to Hautes Pyrenees, France, red New York 6c credit circular datestamp also ties one strip as does red boxed "PD" handstamp, appropriate transits, minor edgewear, Very Fine and unusual double-rate use

E. 400-500
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74
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 74, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Tied by light strike of cork cancel on yellow cover to Madrid, Spain, red "Springfield Ms. Jun. 25" double-circle datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps, red 1861 London transit overstruck by matching grid, blue "4R." due handstamp, appropriate transit and receiving backstamps, part of recipient's name crossed out, Very Fine, ex Klein

E. 300-400
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75
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 75, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Positions 51-52L2, horizontal pair with captured imprint at left, choice centering, tied by grid, "Sault de St. Marie Mich. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on 1861 folded letter to London, Upper Canada, neat "U. States" in arc, red "U. States 10" credit marking with "20" in pencil over amount, receiving backstamp, vertical file fold at left well away from stamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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76
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 76, 1851-60 Issues12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, tied by "Baltimore Md. Feb. 20, 1860" circular datestamps on buff cover to Beirut, Syria, with illustrated cameo corner card cover for ship chandler's and commission merchant, addressed in care of Thomas Irvine & Co. in Liverpool, England, and with their green oval handstamp, red "19" credit handstamp, Boston (Feb. 22) and Liverpool (Mar. 5) backstamps, slightly reduced at left into cameo design, vertical file fold affects right stamp, some other wear, still Fine and unusual, the postage paid the rate to England, it was carried to final destination in Syria outside the mails by the forwarder

E. 500-750
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77
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 77, 1851-60 Issues12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, s.e. at sides, few toned perfs, tied by red "Phila. Br. Pkt. 19 Aug. 6" credit datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to London, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain 1p Red (33) tied by "466" in barred oval cancel, "Liverpool AU 21, 60" circular datestamp, Liverpool and London backstamps, opened a bit roughly at right, otherwise Fine, carried on the Inman Line's Kangaroo

E. 300-400
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