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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 — 1870 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2333
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2333, 1870 and Later Issues3c Green, Late Continental Soft Paper (158 var), 3c Green, Late Continental Soft Paper (158 var)3c Green, Late Continental Soft Paper (158 var). Two covers each with single, both sent from the office of Ambrose Burnside as Senator, each on a mourning cover to the same recipient in Providence R.I., each with original contents with ALS by Burnside, one sent Feb. 3, 1879 and the other sent Feb. 28 of the same year, each with blue U.S. Senate Post Office oval datestamp at left, some slight wear, one cover with small piece out at top, Very Fine, scarce, the first cover was mailed the day before the merger that created the American Bank Note Company, these likely came from the same sheet, each with 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
2334
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2334, 1870 and Later Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with 2c Brown and pair 3c Green (157-158), tied by cork cancels and by "Portland Maine Mar. 18" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to Bern, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Via Bremen Apr. 1" circular datestamp, receiving backstamps, couple cover edge nicks, Very Fine, underpaid by 1c for double 8c Swiss Closed Mail rate via Bremen but accepted as fully prepaid (much scarcer than the 10c rate via England)

E. 200-300
130
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2335
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2335, 1870 and Later Issues30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (190, 191), 30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (190, 191)30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (190, 191). Used with two 10c Brown (209), tied by New York registry ovals on large part of blue 1887 cover front only with printed address to Berlin, Germany, registry label at left, "New York N.Y. 9-3 1887" oval datestamp, folded at left to fit on an exhibit page, one 10c small tear at left, recipient's name crossed out, still Fine and unusual franking, carried on the French Line's La Gascogne, the franking from two different stamp issues pays 26-times the 5c rate plus 10c registry fee

E. 750-1,000
750
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2336
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2336, 1870 and Later Issues30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Horizontal pair, used with 10c Brown (210) and 15c Orange (189), tied by New York registry ovals on large piece of blue linen-lined cover to Berlin, Germany, N.Y. registry label, Fine use paying 15-times the 5c rate plus 10c registry fee, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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2337
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2337, 1870 and Later Issues90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Rich color, used with horizontal pair of 10c Brown (209), tied by New York registry ovals on part of blue refolded cover front only to Berlin, Germany, "New York N.Y. 8-28 1889" double-oval datestamp, folded at left where part of printed address crossed out or scratched out, otherwise Fine, the 90c is very rare on cover (catalogues $10,000.00), with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2338
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2338, 1870 and Later Issues2c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (231 var), 2c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (231 var)2c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (231 var). Bottom right diagonal half, tied over cut by "Troy N.Y. Oct. 2, 1893" duplex cancel on cover to local address, cover with slight fading along edges, otherwise Fine and unusual use, signed on the reverse by Jack E. Molesworth as "genuine in all respects"

E. 300-400
900
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2339
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2339, 1870 and Later Issues4c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (233 var), 4c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (233 var)4c Columbian, Diagonal Bisect (233 var). Left vertical half, tied by "Andover Mass. May 5, 1894" duplex cancel on printed reply card to St. Louis Mo., fresh and Very Fine, apparently accepted unofficial bisect use, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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2340
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2340, 1870 and Later Issues$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Tied by New York registry oval on registered cover to Halle, Germany, oval "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 3-13 1894" datestamp and registry label, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

1,800
600
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2341
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2341, 1870 and Later Issues$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Well-centered, tied by oval "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 4-6 1893" oval datestamp on registered cover to Vienna, Austria, additional registry datestamp and label, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

1,900
950
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2342
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2342, 1870 and Later Issues$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unusually choice centering, tied by "New York Apr. 9, 1895" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on registered cover to local address, violet "Station K" Apr. 19 registry handstamp, Very Fine, ex Burrus, last offered in our 1983 Rarities of the World sale

2,500
2,100
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2343
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2343, 1870 and Later Issues$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Fresh color, tied by "New York N.Y. Feb. 25, 1894" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on cover to local address, Very Fine, a scarce and attractive high-value Columbian Issue cover

4,000
2,300
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2344
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2344, 1870 and Later Issues$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unusually choice centering, intense shade and proof-like impression, tied by "World's Fair Station Sep. 15, 1893 4-PM" machine cancel on "Hotel Bismark" corner card cover addressed to World's Fair Post Office in Chicago

EXTREMELY FINE AND PRISTINE. A REMARKABLE COVER BEARING THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN TIED BY THE WORLD'S FAIR EXPOSITION MACHINE CANCEL.

There are only seven covers bearing the $5.00 Columbian used with the World's Fair machine cancel listed in the Ludeman Columbian Dollar-Value Cover Census. This is easily one of the finest single-franking $5.00 Columbian covers extant.

Last offered in our 1982 Rarities of the World Sale where it realized $14,500 plus buyer's premium.

15,000
5,000
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2345
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2345, 1870 and Later Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Jun. 17 5-PM 1898" machine datestamp and flag cancel on First Day of Issue cover to local street address, opened unevenly at right where edge restored, stamp with small scuffs at left and minor soiling around perfs from gum

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Henry Scheuer estimates that 12-20 First Day covers are known with the 2c Trans-Mississippi Issue, plus three covers with the 2c used in combination with other denominations. Scott Retail $8,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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2346
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2346, 1870 and Later Issues1c Pan-American (294), 1c Pan-American (294)1c Pan-American (294). Two items: first is postcard depicting "Legend of the White Canoe, Niagara" with 1c, vignette shifted forward, tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Aug. 3, 1901" machine cancel to New York; second is 1c with shifted vignette, used with 1c Trans-Mississippi (285) and tied by "New Milford Conn. Jul. 22, 1901" duplexes on cover to Danbury Conn., Very Fine, desirable with the strongly shifted vignettes

E. 150-200
60
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2347
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2347, 1870 and Later Issues2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Perfectly centered, rich color, tied by "Chicago Ill. May 1 9:30PM 1901" First Day machine cancel on corner card cover for Burnham's Ideal Hair Bazaar with red printed announcement "Wholesale Department will remove May 1st...", May 2 receiving backstamp, stamp with small faults, Extremely Fine appearance, a very choice and apparently commercial use of the 2c Pan-American on the First Day of issue, with 2017 P.F. certificate

2,750
800
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2348
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2348, 1870 and Later Issues2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Tied by grid with "Grandview Tenn. May 7, 1903" circular datestamp on cover addressed to a passenger bound for the May 9th sailing of the S.S. Atlas from New York, instructions in address say if too late the letter should be forwarded to Barranquilla, Colombia, the letter did in fact arrive too late and was struck with May 10 backstamp and "NY T" circular handstamp to indicate forwarding postage due from recipient, two singles Colombia 1902 20c Violet (202) applied for forwarding postage upon arrival and tied by purple Barranquilla May 28 circular datestamps, 2c stamp with faulty top right corner, right Colombian stamp with margin flaws from placement at edge of cover, some small adhesive stains, still appears Very Fine, a rare U.S.-Colombian mixed franking

E. 400-500
200
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2349
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2349, 1870 and Later Issues6c Claret (305), 6c Claret (305)6c Claret (305). Used with two each 1c and 4c 1902 Issue (300, 303), tied by blurry strikes of San Juan, Puerto Rico boxed handstamps with San Juan registry label (FX-SJ1) on 2c entire (U385) to Leipzig, Germany, transited New York with second registry label and May 5, 1906 backstamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, REGISTRY EXCHANGE LABEL. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED -- MAKING IT THE RAREST REGISTRY LABEL USED OUTSIDE THE U.S. MAINLAND.

The Registry Exchange labels were listed in Scott only recently. Their catalogue listing and continuing scholarship by specialists has significantly increased demand for the rarest examples. The San Juan label is known in only one style and is among the rarest of all the labels with only eight examples recorded. It is the rarest among the labels used outside the U.S. mainland.

Scott Retail for use of the label on cover

2,500
550
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2350
c
Hudson-Fulton Exposition, Official Color Post Cards. Complete set of 72 color post cards issued for the Hudson-Fulton Exposition in 1909, each with "Official Post Card No." at top left and numbered from 1 thru 72, pristine condition, Very Fine, a rare complete set

E. 300-400
300
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2351
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2351, 1870 and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Radiant color, tied by "New York N.Y. Penn. Term Sta. -7 Nov. 18 6:30PM 1915" machine cancel on cover to Syracuse N.Y., also tied by receiving duplex datestamp, some slight cover toning along folds from glue, Very Fine, scarce on cover, the earliest documented use on a cover is Nov. 4, 1915, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,500
400
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2352
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2352, 1870 and Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error in strip of three, used with 10c Map, Air Post (C7) and tied by purple "First Flight Inaugurating Contract Air Mail Route, Boston-New York, Boston Mass. 5:00PM July 1, 1926" double-circle datestamp on cover to Ann Arbor Mich., Cleveland backstamp of July 2, fresh and Very Fine franking intended to pay the 16c rate, with the color error it is technically overpaid by 3c

2,250
750
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2353
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2353, 1870 and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Tied by "Burlington Vt. Feb. 13 2PM 1924" machine cancel on Valentine post card to Cherry Valley N.Y., stamp with light corner crease at top left, card with some slight overall soiling

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544, ON A VALENTINE CARD. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

With 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate

7,500
1,500
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2354
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2354, 1870 and Later Issues1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (575), 1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (575)1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Tied by "Chicago Ill." machine cancel on post card with colorful advertisement from Lee Manufacturing Co., to Fort Gibson Ok., slight edgewear, Fine, accompanied by second unused card from same manufacturer (different design)

450
250
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2355
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2355, 1870 and Later Issues19c Presidential (824), 19c Presidential (824)19c Presidential (824). Tied by mute oval, "Kirkwood Mo. Registered Apr. 14, 1942" backstamp on registered censored cover to Honolulu, Hawaii, spelling corrected somewhere along the way, with purple "May 2 1942 Second Notice, No Reply To First Notice Mailed" handstamp, Apr. 28 and May 21 Honolulu backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine and very unusual use

500
0
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