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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2251
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2251, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vivid color, tied by "N. York Steamship ? 20" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Pottsville Penn., with original enclosure datelined "'Lancaster' Sunday Afternoon May 15, 1870" contents mentions Valparaiso, Chile (the likely origin) and "Those who attended said it was a big affair and all the fashionable people of Montevideo were there, late in the evening", Very Fine and very scarce, the Lancaster, under the command of William B. Cushing, arrived in Brazil on January 6, 1870 and served as flagship of the Atlantic Squadron until 1875, this was likely carried on the South America, which departed Rio on June 25 and arrived in New York July 20 with a stop in St. Thomas

E. 500-750
425
2252
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2252, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by "N. York Steamship Nov. 20" circular datestamp on cover from St. Thomas D.W.I. to Washington Pa., sent care of Cartwright & Harrison in New York, neat "St. Thomas 14/11 1869" circular datestamp, missing right flap, Very Fine, scarce St. Thomas origin for the 10c 1869 Pictorial, ex Brown

E. 500-750
325
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2253
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2253, 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by grid cancel and "Bridgeport Ct. Oct. 18" circular datestamp on cover to U.S. Steamer Seminole in Aspinwall, Panama, few small edge flaws, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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2254
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2254, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Vertical pair, well-centered, rich colors, tied by segmented cork cancels on registered courthouse cover from New Orleans to Opelousas La., embossed Justice of the Peace seal, reduced at left, bottom stamp has long sealed vertical tear along right ride, Very Fine appearance, only seven 15c Type I pairs on cover are recorded in the 1869 PRA census, ex Kuphal

E. 750-1,000
425
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2255
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2255, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var), 15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var)15c Dark Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119 var). Intense shades and wide margins, tied by grid cancel, perfectly struck "Nebraska City Neb. Dec. 27" (1869) circular datestamp on cover addressed in old European style to Switzerland, bold red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 31" circular datestamp, manuscript "Wyoming Neb. Dec. 27" at left, Extremely Fine, Wyoming lies a few miles northwest of Nebraska City, apparently this cover was "postmarked" at Wyoming, but the stamp was cancelled and datestamp applied at the larger office in Nebraska City, a remarkable use of this 1869 Pictorial high value from an extremely remote midwestern location, ex Haas, Klein and Dr. Martin, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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