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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 — Fancy Cancels

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2141
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2141, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Defective at left, tied by well-struck Waterbury Heart within Heart fancy cancel (Rohloff J-1), matching "Waterbury Con. Feb. 26 '67" double-circle datestamp on cover to Troy N.Y., expertly repaired cover tear, Very Fine strike, ex Matthies and Houser, 1990 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

E. 500-750
325
2142
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2142, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by Blue Bird fancy cancel, matching "Rockford Ill. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on buff cover to Wellsville N.Y., stamp with tiny tear at top right, Very Fine strike

E. 500-750
700
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2143
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2143, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at left, tied by bold strike of Skull fancy cancel, "Caledonia Mo. Mar. 25" with "5" of date in manuscript on buff cover to Princeton N.J., 1863 docketing at left, barely reduced at right and minor edgewear, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, ex Wagshal, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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2144
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2144, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Rich color, tied by bold strike of Skull fancy cancel, matching "Caledonia Mo. Jun. 13" circular datestamp, on yellow cover to Stockton Cal., two strikes of "Jul. 7" handstamp -- apparently re-dated for next mail or held for postage -- slightly reduced at right, stamp with trivial corner perf crease at top right, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, with new P.F. certificate opining this is not genuine, which is inexplicable considering the cover in the previous lot has a clear 2010 P.F. certificate -- in our opinion, this is 100% genuine, and we will stand behind it without time limit despite P.F. opinion -- ex Wagshal

E. 400-500
200
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2145
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2145, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by well-struck Horse's Head fancy cancel, "Knoxville Tenn. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Greenville Tenn., trivial soiling, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel

E. 750-1,000
650
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2146
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2146, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two, tied by centrally struck Cat's Face fancy cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Dec. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Willet's Point N.Y., pencil "1866" at top, Very Fine strike and an attractive cover

E. 300-400
160
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2147
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2147, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, cancelled by neat strike of Mask fancy cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Feb. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Willet's Point N.Y., pencil "1867" at top, Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
160
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2148
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2148, Fancy Cancels3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Rich color, clear grill, few small flaws, tied by well-struck Fouled Anchor fancy cancel, "Fayville Mass. Aug. 5, 1868" circular datestamp on cover with embossed "B" at left to West Westminster Vt., Very Fine strike, ex "Artemis"

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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2149
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2149, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by Deer in Circle fancy cancel, "Florence Ioa. Jul. 10" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Muscatine Iowa, 1866 docketing on back, stamp with faults including piece out and restored at bottom right, still a Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel

E. 300-400
170
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2150
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2150, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Clear strike of tiny 4-Leaf fancy cancel, wonderful detail clearly showing the veins in the leaves, "Austinburg O. Jun. 9" circular datestamp on buff cover to military address in Cleveland Tenn., endorsed "Follow the Right", Very Fine

E. 300-400
0
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2151
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2151, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by well-struck framed Star within Star fancy cancel, "Putnam Con. Aug. 9" circular datestamp on cover to Conn., Very Fine strike

E. 300-400
550
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2152
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2152, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by well-struck Anchor fancy cancel, "Putnam Con. Feb. 22" circular datestamp on small cover to West Gloucester R.I., with original 1867-dated enclosure, small piece out at left from opening, Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
250
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2153
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2153, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by Hollow Star in Circle fancy cancel, "Chatham Corners N.Y. May 13" circular datestamp on Buckeye Mower and Reaper illustrated advertising cover to Moffett's Store N.Y., missing small part of top flap, stamp with light creases and few toned perfs, otherwise Very Fine and attractive advertising cover with a fancy cancel

E. 300-400
160
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2154
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2154, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, cancelled by bold strike of Oil Barrel fancy cancel, small thin spots, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, four days after Col. Drake drilled the first well, a second was drilled at Tidioute but it was a dry hole, drilling continued and the hill across the river became filled with derricks, the Oil Barrel and other Tidioute fancy cancels are attributed to Stephen H. Evans, who was postmaster from 1863 to 1871 except for brief service in the Union army

E. 200-300
250
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2155
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2155, Fancy Cancels1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3), 1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3)1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX3). Cancelled by well-struck negative Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel, "Harrisburg Pa. Dec. 1" circular datestamp, to Massillon O., 1873 use, card with some soiling and light creases, small piece out at bottom right, still a Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel

E. 300-400
0
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2156
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2156, Fancy Cancels3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Nine stamps and three covers, each with an unusual or fancy cancel, including Star in Circle fancy cancel on cover from Roxbury Mass. to Westboro Mass., unusual "C" in grid from New Bedford Mass. to Randolph Mass. with manuscript "soldiers letter rush it through, Nary a pay & 6 months due", rosette from Utica N.Y., 7-bar grid from Waterbury Conn. to Morris Conn., off cover includes two Shields, Padlock of Cambridge Mass., elaborate "N" of Hartwick N.Y., Heart of Cairo Ill., Double Star of Aroma Ill., Star of New Haven Conn., also fascinating geometric, few small faults to be expected, Very Fine strikes

E. 1,000-1,500
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