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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 — 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2157
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2157, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, tied by light strike of rimless circular datestamp on lady's cover to Hudson O., Very Fine, a pretty cover, overpaid 3c rate, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
2158
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2158, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Horizontal pair, s.e. at right, tied by "Eugene City O.T. May 31" circular datestamp on buff cover to Solon Iowa, slight wear, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, scarce use from Oregon Territory to Iowa, with 2004 P.F. certificate as the Buff shade (older certificates often reverse the shade identification)

E. 750-1,000
750
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2159
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2159, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, cancelled by blue grid, matching "San Andreas Cal. Oct. 14" circular datestamp with day in manuscript on 1862 cover to Lynn Mass., with original enclosure, left stamp s.e. at left and with small tears, trivial edgewear, Very Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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2160
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2160, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Two, rich color, tied by neat strike of "Napa City Cal. Apr. 14" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to Newark N.J., cover expertly restored at top left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce use of the 5c Buff from West Coast

E. 300-400
300
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2161
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2161, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, tied by blue grids, matching "Newport N.Y. Nov. 19, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Iowa City Cal. and forwarded to Placerville Cal., stamps also tied by "Iowa City Dec. 26" manuscript postmark with "Due 3cts" rate, expertly silked with some edge restoration, left stamp small tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, an attractive cover with 10c and 3c rates

E. 400-500
350
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2162
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2162, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color, s.e. at right, used with 1c Blue (63), tied by "Nicholasville Ky. Nov. 20" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on buff cover to Highland Park Ill., with original 1862-dated enclosure with blue illustrated Patriotic design depicting an eagle and flags with "Head Quarters, 22nd Reg't. Wisconsin Vol.", Very Fine double-rate use, with Ashbrook pencil note at left

E. 500-750
325
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2163
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2163, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), cancelled by targets, "Bloomington Ind. Jun. 27, 1863" double-circle datestamp to Faberg N.Y., slightly reduced at left, some edgewear barely affects stamps, Fine and colorful triple-rate use

E. 400-500
350
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2164
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2164, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright color, used with horizontal strip of three and single of 1c Blue (63), tied by blue grids, matching "Peoria Ill. Sep. 6" circular datestamp on large part of courthouse cover to Carlinville Ill., 1861 docketing at left, back of covers bears the word "Springfield" written out at least 100 times, fresh and Fine, unusual triple-rate franking, with 2002 P.F. certificate as Buff (older certificates often reverse the shade identification)

E. 300-400
225
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2165
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2165, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow, 10c Dark Green (67a, 68a), 5c Brown Yellow, 10c Dark Green (67a, 68a)5c Brown Yellow, 10c Dark Green (67a, 68a). Used with 3c Rose (65) and tied by target cancels, "Hartford Ct. Mar. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp on legal-size 1862 election returns cover front only to Roxbury Ct., Very Fine, rare combination for six-times rate

E. 200-300
250
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2166
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2166, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, centered to top, tied by bold "Milwaukee Wis. Oct. 10, 1861" circular datestamp and grid on buff cover to Montreal, Canada, bold "U. States" in arc handstamp, tiny nick in bottom left corner of cover, Very Fine, a choice and early use of the 5c Buff to Canada, ex Gibson

E. 1,000-1,500
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2167
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2167, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, tied by "PAID" in octagon handstamp on blue 1861 folded tissue cover to St. John's, New Brunswick, light strike of Boston circular datestamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. Sep. 18" and receiving backstamps, blue crayon "4" rate, stamp with light horizontal crease, cover with expertly sealed tear at top left affecting postmark, otherwise Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
250
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2168
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2168, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Two, tied by well-struck "New-York 9 Nov." double-circle datestamp on Finkle & Lyon Sewing Machine Co. illustrated corner card cover to Clementsport, Nova Scotia, light strike of red "U. States" in arc, Nov. 1861 transit and receiving backstamps, stamps lifted and carefully reaffixed in proper position, small cover tear at top left, right stamp pulled perf at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF ON AN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING COVER TO NOVA SCOTIA. THIS IS THE ONLY ADVERTISING COVER WITH ANY OF THE 1861 5-CENT SHADES WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

A Power Search review did not find any other advertising or illustrated corner card covers with Scott 67, 67a or 67b. This use to Nova Scotia makes this even more desirable.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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2169
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2169, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Green (68) and British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose (2), U.S. stamps tied by target cancels, 2-1/2p stamp cancelled by "3" in barred oval, "Post Office Victoria V.I." coat-of-arms handstamp on 1862 cover from Hope, British Columbia to Toronto, Canada West, via Vancouver Island, San Francisco and Chicago, red "Chicago Ill. Paid 15" exchange office credit handstamp without date ties two stamps, cover with soiling and stamps with various faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BRITISH COLUMBIA AND UNITED STATES MIXED-FRANKING COVER SENT FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND TO CANADA VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND CHICAGO.

The "3" barred numeral cancel is attributed to the post office at Hope, a town at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers in British Columbia, which was laid out in 1859 during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. The internal postage from Hope to Victoria was prepaid by the 2-1/2p stamp, and the U.S. 15c rate to Canada for distances over 3,000 miles was paid by the 5c and 10c 1861 stamps. The coat-of-arms handstamp indicates that the 5c colonial postage was paid.

Ex Carr, Wilkinson and Walske. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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2170
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2170, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Deep rich color, used with 10c Green (68), cancelled by cogwheels, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 9, 1862" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Sparta, Canada West, red "Chicago Ill. Paid 15" transit, 1862 receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, 10c with small repair at top right, otherwise Fine, very scarce routing thru Chicago, with 2002 P.F. certificate as Brown Yellow (older certificates often reverse the shade identification)

E. 300-400
800
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2171
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2171, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright color, used with two 10c Green, First Design (62B), tied by New York grid cancels on cover to London, England, red "London OC 14, 1861" circular datestamp, faint strike of red credit marking at right, cover expertly restored, stamps with few faults from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare combination of the 10c First Design and the 5c Brown Yellow overpaying the 24c rate to England

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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2172
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2172, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, used with 10c Green (68), tied by bold strikes of 5-Point Star fancy cancel, "Yankee Depot Ill. Oct. 3, 1861" circular datestamp on blue-lined cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Oct. 5" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, Calais transit, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, few slightly toned perfs, 10c barely affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
275
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2173
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2173, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Deep rich color, used with 10c Green (68), cancelled by grids, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 1" circular datestamp on 1862 folded letter to Paris, France, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, Calais transit, receiving backstamp, light vertical file fold well away from stamps, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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2174
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2174, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color, pre-use crease, used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), rich colors, tied by red grid cancels and "New York Paid 18 Sep. 21" credit datestamp on blue 1861 folded cover to Lyon, France, carried on the HAPAG Line's Hammonia from New York to Southampton, red boxed "PD" handstamp, Calais transit, receiving backstamp, light file folds well away from stamps

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING WITH THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW, PAYING THE TRIPLE 15-CENT RATE TO FRANCE.

Ex Richardson

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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2175
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2175, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Two, choice centering, deep rich color, tied by grid cancels on 1862 folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Jun. 24" circular datestamp, blue "12rs" due marking, light file fold well away from stamps, one 5c nibbed perfs, Very Fine, scarce use of 5c Buff to pay the double 5c rate via British Open Mail, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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2176
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2176, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Perfectly centered, early bright shade, used with 30c Orange (71), also a very early bright shade, choice centering, couple short perfs, tied by "Stockton Cal. Nov. 14" (1861) circular datestamps on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) addressed in blue to Locarno, Switzerland, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Dec. 14" backstamp, red "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, Swiss transits and Locarno Jan. 4, 1862 receiving datestamp on back, manuscript credits

VERY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL COVER FROM CALIFORNIA TO SWITZERLAND, BEARING 5-CENT AND 30-CENT 1861 ISSUES IN SHADES FROM THE EARLIEST PRINTING.

The Prussian Closed Mail rate to Switzerland was 35c from October 1852 to May 1863. Until July 1, 1863, an additional 5c was required on mail from the West Coast. The 38c postage on this November 1861 cover appears to have been accepted as full prepayment.

Ex Caspary and Baker. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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2177
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2177, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Used with 30c Orange (71), tied by blue "Louisville Ky. May 1, 1862" double-circle datestamps on yellow cover to Magden, Switzerland, endorsed "Per French Mail" at top and carried on the Cunarder Persia, red "New York Paid 18 May 7" credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, some edgewear, stamps with some soiling from gum, otherwise Fine, the 35c pays the rate via Prussian Closed Mail, but this was sent via French Mail as specified by the sender, so this is overpaid by 14c, ex Richardson

E. 300-400
300
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2178
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2178, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright shade, tied by red grid cancel, matching "New York Am. Pkt. Dec. 19" circular datestamp on 1861 folded letter to Schiedam, Holland, red London and receiving backstamps, manuscript rating crossed out and changed, vertical file folds with some separations do not affect stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of this shade of the 5c Brown Yellow to Holland, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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2179
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2179, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Radiant color, tied by large Boston "Paid" grid cancel on blue 1862 folded letter to Calcutta, India, red "London FE 24, 1862" and "Calcutta Steam Letter" (April 2) backstamps, manuscript due marking, Very Fine cover from the Goddard correspondence

E. 500-750
300
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2180
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2180, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Buff Shades (Scott 67)5c Olive Yellow (67b), 5c Olive Yellow (67b)5c Olive Yellow (67b). Rich color with strong Olive cast, tiny margin tear, used with 30c Orange (71) and 10c Green (68), tied by red grids, matching "New Haven Ct. Jan. 28" double-circle datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, red "London FE 11, 1862" circular datestamp, well-struck "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, New York and Hong Kong (Apr. 11) backstamps, gently cleaned

VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL THREE-COLOR FRANKING OF THE 1861 ISSUE, WITH THE RARE 5-CENT OLIVE YELLOW, ON A GORGEOUS COVER TO HONG KONG.

The franking pays the 45c rate by British Mail via Southampton. Ex Baker, Klein and Dupuy.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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