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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Fancy Cancellations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
102
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 102, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in, cancelled by clear strike of Flower With Eight Stars in Circle fancy cancel, "Hinsdale Ms. Mar. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Castleton Vt., stamp with vertical crease at right, cover with tear at top center, otherwise Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
103
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 103, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in, brilliant color, tied by blue "Paid" in Rectangular Frame with Integral Square Grid (Skinner-Eno SD-G 108), matching "Bucksport Me. Jan. 13" circular datestamp on ladies embossed cover to Bangor Me., fresh and Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
600
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104
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 104, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by fancy bold "PO" (for Post Office) rectangular handstamp with negative letters, matching mostly clear strike of "Oxford N.Y. Nov 18" circular datestamp on small cover to Cuyahoga County N.Y. with unusual Oxford Academy printed corner card design of college buildings, few specks of very minor staining and address somewhat faded, still Very Fine, a rare college design with a scarce fancy cancel, ex Judd and Cole

E. 500-750
850
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105
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 105, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Full to huge margins including right interpane margin and centerline, tied by an unusual small 5-bar circular grid cancel, complete but blurry strike of red "Owensboro, Ky. Apr 3" circular datestamp on folded cover to Henderson Ky., Extremely Fine stamp with an unusual grid cancel on a fresh cover, ex Watt White

E. 200-300
225
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106
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 106, Fancy Cancellations3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, cancelled by perfect strike of Star fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-D 19), matching "Jersey Shore Pa. May 1" circular datestamp on yellow cover with illustrated clothing and grocer's advertising design on back, to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine strike of this cancel which is only listed in blue, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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107
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 107, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Radiant color, tied by well-struck Bird in Ornate Wreath fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PA-B 12) on cover to the post office department in Washington D.C., neat "Sandy Spring Maryld. 5MO 22" Quaker-dated double-circle datestamp, missing part of top flap, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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108
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 108, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Rich color, tied by well-struck "Union" in Star fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-C 14), "West Hampton Mass. Sep. 21, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Springfield Mass., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel

E. 500-750
300
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109
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 109, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by Shaded Star fancy cancel, "Avon N.Y. Feb. ?, 186?" double-circle datestamp on all-over Massasoit Insurance Co. illustrated cover depicting an Indian, Eaves imprint on top flap, to Pen Yan N.Y., stamp with small crease at right, still Very Fine and attractive, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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110
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 110, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Choice centering, tied by bold strike of large Shield in elaborate frame fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PS-FC 60), "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov. 20, 1863" double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover to Grass Lake Mich., slightly reduced at right, cover lightly cleaned at bottom right to reduce waterstaining, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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111
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 111, Fancy Cancellations2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by well-struck Geometric fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno GE-C 53) and "Boston Mass. Aug. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Farmersville O., some slight cover soiling not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine strike, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
600
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112
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 112, Fancy Cancellations2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). S.e. at right, cancelled by bold strike of negative "W" fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno LS-W 41), "Westborough Ma. May 19" circular datestamp on yellow cover with part printed address to Reheboth Mass., few minor toned perf tips (not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine strike, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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113
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 113, Fancy Cancellations2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Crisp impression, tied by perfect strike of red crossroads cancel, matching "New-York City 3 Dec." circular datestamp on merchant's corner card cover to General Cullum in New York, Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
375
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114
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 114, Fancy Cancellations3c Pink on White entire (U58), 3c Pink on White entire (U58)3c Pink on White entire (U58). Cancelled by perfect strike of Negative Cross in Heart fancy cancel, "Guilford Ct. Jan. 29" circular datestamp to Frederick City Md., missing small part of top flap, minor edgewear, Extremely Fine strike, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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115
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 115, Fancy Cancellations3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Rich color, tied by bold strike of Mortar and Pestle fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Type 3, Rohloff O-7), stamp also tied by "Waterbury Con. Sep. 16" double-circle datestamp on cover to Hadley Mass., slightly reduced at left, few small cover toned spots

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE MORTAR & PESTLE FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.

The Waterbury postmaster, John W. Hill, carved three different Mortar & Pestle cancellations. The Rohloff Types 1 and 3 (O-5 and O-7) were carved in 1867 and used with the large double-circle datestamp. They are much rarer than the Type 2 Mortar & Pestle (O-6) that was carved in 1869 and used with the 1868 Grilled and 1869 Pictorial Issues. We know of two other covers with this Type 3 Mortar & Pestle: one is illustrated in Rohloff (p. 181) and the other was offered in our 2011 Rarities sale (realized $17,000 hammer).

Ex Houser. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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116
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 116, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, tied by perfect strike of Mortar and Pestle fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Type 2, Rohloff O-6), "Waterbury Ct. Jun. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Castleton Vt., cover reduced at right into stamp

VERY FINE. A CHOICE STRIKE OF THE RARE MORTAR & PESTLE FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT, ON AN ATTRACTIVE 1869 PICTORIAL COVER.

The Waterbury postmaster, John W. Hill, carved three different Mortar & Pestle cancellations. The Rohloff Types 1 and 3 (O-5 and O-7) were carved in 1867 and used with the large double-circle datestamp. This is the Type 2 Mortar & Pestle (O-6) that was carved in 1869 and used with the 1868 Grilled and 1869 Pictorial Issues.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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117
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 117, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, tied by bold strike of "W" fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff K-13), "Waterbury Ct. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Wolcott Conn., minor cover wear, barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine strike of this Waterbury initial fancy cancel, only five different initials were carved by Postmaster John Hill and were typically used to denote favoritism (a "G" was used for President Garfield and an "H" was carved for President Hayes), with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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118
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 118, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, tied by Man's Profile Facing Left fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PH-F 86), indistinct Philada. Pa. circular datestamp on cover to Seaford Del., barely reduced at left, minor soiling

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE MAN'S PROFILE FANCY CANCEL OF PHILADELPHIA.

We were able to trace this remarkable cover to a September 29, 1991, Robert G. Kaufmann sale. Our digital records do not contain another.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
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119
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 119, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by well-struck blue Bee fancy cancel, matching "Mount Vernon O. Jun. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover to Oberlin O., fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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120
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 120, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by blue (described on certificate as blackish green) Bee fancy cancel, matching "East Troy Wis. Aug. 15" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Elmira N.Y., slightly reduced at right into perfs, small diagonal crease at bottom right, still a Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
110
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121
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 121, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Brilliant color, tied by Masonic Square & Compass with "G" in Circle fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno FR-M2c 11a), "Charlestown N.H. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on cover to Vt., reduced at left, Very Fine, scarce and attractive, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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122
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 122, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by clear strike of small blue Shield fancy cancel, matching "Meridian Miss. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on cover with dove and ribbon illustrated address panel to Maine, cover with some toning at top center, otherwise Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,500
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123
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 123, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two covers, each with single used from Nashotah Wis., first tied by "1869" in circle and used on June 26 to Detroit, second with "1870" in circle used on April 4 to Philadelphia, first missing part of top flap, Very Fine strikes

E. 300-400
300
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124
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 124, Fancy Cancellations3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, tied by bold strike of large Hollow Five-Point Star fancy cancel, "West Hampton Mass. Apr. 11, 1870" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Southfield Mass., Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
325
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125
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 125, Fancy Cancellations3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Rich color, cancelled by well-struck Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel, "Mount Vernon O. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Coshocton O., stamp with single pulled perf at top center, Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel

E. 300-400
375
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126
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 126, Fancy Cancellations3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Rich color, tied by perfect strike of "Used Up" fancy cancel, "Traverse City Mich. Oct. 16" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Alfred Me., Extremely Fine strike, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
700
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127
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 127, Fancy Cancellations3c Green on White entire (U82), 3c Green on White entire (U82)3c Green on White entire (U82). Cancelled by perfect strike of Smiling Sun Face fancy cancel (Cole JO-97), "St. Louis Mo. Jul. 15" circular datestamp and used to Winona Minn., 1872 docketing on back, Extremely Fine strike, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
900
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128
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 128, Fancy Cancellations10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Used with 3c Green (184), tied by clear strikes of purple Liberty Head fancy cancels (Cole JO-119), matching "Naperville Illinois Dec. 12, 1879" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Landingville Penn., Very Fine and attractive, this cancel is surprisingly scarce, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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129
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 129, Fancy Cancellations1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, tied by bold strike of large negative "PORTLAND ME" in oval handstamp on pink overall Publisher's illustrated advertising cover to Harrington N.C., Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
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