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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2181
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2181, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Two, warm shade, faults, tied by "Napa City Cal. Jan. 19" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to Sharon Mass., slightly reduced at left, Fine appearance

E. 200-300
120
2182
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2182, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal pair, warm shade, cancelled by cogwheels, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Portland Me., minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive early use paying the 10c transcontinental rate, illustrated in Letters of Gold on p. 344, ex Polland

E. 400-500
325
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2183
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2183, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65), 1c s.e. at left, tied by grids, "New Orleans La. Jun. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to New York, file fold at bottom well away from stamps, each stamp with crease at top, still Fine and desirable triple-rate usage, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
0
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2184
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2184, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 1c Blue (63), tied by grids, "Battle Creek Mich. Jul. 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp with day in manuscript on buff cover to military address at "Sturgeon North Mo. R.R., Mo." and forwarded back to Battle Creek Mich., faint strike of forwarding postmark, slightly reduced at left, stamps with light crease at top from contents, Fine and unusual, apparently this was not charged any additional postage for forwarding back to Battle Creek

E. 200-300
225
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2185
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2185, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 1c Blue (63), tied by "Albany N.Y. Dec. 1" circular datestamps on legal-size cover with State of New York Adjutant General's Office, Official Business corner card to Seneca Falls N.Y., 5c faint corner crease at top right, minor edgewear, Very Fine double-rate use

E. 200-300
130
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2186
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2186, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Bright color approaching the desirable so-called "Chestnut" shade, gorgeous centering, tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 26, 1862" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, endorsed "Steamer via Boston", neat strike of "CTS 10" due marking, vertical file fold well away from stamp, light waterstaining, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2187
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2187, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Deep Red Brown (75 var), 5c Deep Red Brown (75 var)5c Deep Red Brown (75 var). Two, intense color, tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 7, 1865" double-circle datestamp on cover to Guatemala, endorsed "Via Panama" at lower left, blue "2" reales due marking, Very Fine, an unusual franking with this sub-shade to Guatemala, from the Crosby correspondence, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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2188
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2188, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, used with 24c Lilac (78), few perfs trimmed at left and tied slightly overlapping by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Paid 12 Jun. 19" credit datestamp on "Floyd Off for the South" Patriotic Caricature cover to Paris, France, depicting a man on a horse with bags of money, red 1863 French transit also ties 5c, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, July 2, 1863 receiving backstamp, few trivial edge tears, 24c few perfs folded over at left prior to use

VERY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL FRANKING WITH THE 5-CENT RED BROWN ON A PHENOMENAL CARTOON PATRIOTIC COVER TO FRANCE. FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE -- VERY FEW CARICATURE COVERS ARE KNOWN FROM THIS CORRESPONDENCE, AND VERY FEW ARE KNOWN WITH A 5-CENT STAMP.

The subject of this caricature is fascinating. The caption "Floyd Off for the South" refers to John Floyd, who was Secretary of War under President Buchanan (coincidentally, Floyd's middle name was Buchanan). Floyd was implicated in several scandals in 1860, including one where abstracted Indian bonds (U.S. bonds held on behalf of Indian tribes) were removed from safekeeping. He also moved over 115,000 rifles and muskets to Southern states, as well as heavy ordnance, so they would be equipped in the event of war. He resigned as Secretary of War on December 29, 1860, after President Buchanan refused to abandon Fort Sumter. In March 1861 he was acquitted of charges of malfeasance and fraud on a technicality -- an act of 1857 forbade prosecution when the party implicated has testified before a committee of Congress on the matter. He went on to serve as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army; he lost most of his assignments, including the Battle of Fort Donelson. He was eventually removed from command and died in August 1863.

The theme of this caricature is fantastic -- Floyd off for the South with bags of money he was accused of appropriating from the North. The Matthies sale contained only two other Angell covers that could be considered caricatures -- one is a secession balloon (to Austria), and one shows a rebel with a dog pursuing a slave (to Bavaria). The Matthies sale contains only seven Angell covers with a 5c stamp. Only four are the Red Brown shade (Scott 75), and this is the only one of the four used to France.

This cover was sent underpaid by 1c but was accepted as fully prepaid -- the U.S. post office accepted the loss, no doubt due to similar sympathies on the part of the postmaster.

Ex Matthies and Haas. With 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
19,000
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2189
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2189, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, used with 10c Green (68), tied by red "New York Paid 6 Aug. 1" credit datestamps on 1863 cover to France, "New Orleans La. Jul. 24, 1863" origination double-circle datestamp, red "Short Paid" handstamp, neat "30" due handstamp crossed out, red boxed "PD" handstamp, Calais transit, transit and receiving backstamps, some slight soiling, Fine and unusual, originally marked short paid and due 30c, this was apparently accepted as fully prepaid by the time it got to France

E. 300-400
160
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2190
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2190, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 30c Orange (71) and 10c Green (68), tied by grids, light strike of red 18c credit datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, Feb. 5, 1863 Calais transit, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, pencil "45"at upper left, receiving backstamp, some edgewear, Fine and colorful use, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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2191
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2191, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal strip of three, tied by target cancels and "New Orleans La. Jan. 15, 1863" double-circle datestamp on mourning cover to France, red "New York Paid 6 Jan. 31" credit datestamp and French transits, few toned perf tips, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Jessup

E. 500-750
300
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2192
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2192, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Rich color, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 8" circular datestamp on 1863 cover to Amsterdam, Holland, endorsed "pr Asia from Boston", manuscript due marking including 80c due from recipient, London and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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2193
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2193, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Vertical strip of three, tied by bold grid cancels, "California Mo. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on 1865 buff cover to Bremen, Germany, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 12 Jan. 7" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, stamps with faults including center stamp with expert repair (the work is excellent and not readily apparent), cover with scrape at top, otherwise Fine and attractive, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
0
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2194
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2194, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal pair and single, warm shade, tied by blue target cancels and matching circular datestamp on yellow 1866 cover to Bremen, Germany, red "N.York Hamb. Pkt. Paid 12 Mar. 3" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, tape stain at top left, Fine and attractive use paying the 15c rate via Hamburg Mail

E. 500-750
0
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2195
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2195, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, used with 10c Green (68), tied by "Bangor Me. Jan. 30" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on 1863 cover to Ruhla, Germany, red New York 10c credit datestamp struck partly off edge of cover, endorsed "Via Bremen" at top left, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, fresh and Fine

E. 500-750
275
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2196
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2196, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, used with 2c Black (73) and 12c Black (69), 2c s.e. at right, tied by target cancel and "Allegany Mich. Mar. 6, 1866" double-circle datestamp on cover to Switzerland, light strike of red transit datestamp, red "16" credit handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, 2c and 5c stamps small tears, cover with some soiling and wear, still Fine and unusual combination paying the 19c rate via Bremen-Hamburg Mail, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
250
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2197
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2197, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Three, used with two 3c Rose (65), all tied by large Boston "Paid" grid cancels on blue 1863 folded letter to Calcutta, India, Goddard correspondence, "Boston Am. Pkt. Jan. 8", Bombay (Feb. 10) and receiving (Feb. 12) backstamps, red London transit, manuscript "8" pence due marking, fresh and Very Fine, scarce combination franking to pay the 21c rate via American Packet to India

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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2198
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2198, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 30c Orange (71) and 10c Green (68), tied by large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston Am. Pkt. Oct. 17" backstamp on blue 1862 cover to Bombay, India, endorsed "via Marseilles" at top left, "24" crayon credit, red London transit, red "1" Colonial credit, receiving backstamp, receipt docketing, minor wear, 10c tiny nick at top, still Very Fine and colorful franking

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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2199
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2199, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Seven singles (one with s.e.) arranged in an overlapping fashion with single 10c Green (68), tied by target cancels, "Rushville Ind. Jan. 16, 1863" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Kangaroo Flat Berretigo, Colony of Victoria, Australia, endorsed "British Mail via Marseilles", red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Jan. 20" transit datestamp, London and receiving backstamps, stamps lifted and replaced in their original position, each stamp with fault, cover with repaired backflap, otherwise Very Fine, a spectacular franking, the arrangement of the stamps is reminiscent of the Postage Currency of the time, ex "Sevenoaks" and Myers, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2200
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2200, 5c 1861-68 Issues Specialized Collection: Red Brown Shades (Scott 75)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with four singles of 10c Green (68), tied by large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Jun. 2 40" credit datestamp on blue 1863 folded letter to Shanghai, China, endorsed "Via Southampton" at top, Boston and Hong Kong backstamps, London transit, red "1" Colonial credit crayon marking, stamps with few flaws, horizontal file fold at bottom well away from stamps, minor wear, Fine and unusual franking to pay the 45c rate via Southampton, ex Richardson, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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