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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Stampless Markings by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
13
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 13, Stampless Markings by StateWoodstock CT. 10 July, Woodstock CT. 10 JulyWoodstock CT. 10 July. Clear strike of rimless arced town datestamp with "Woodstock CT. Paid 3cts." circular handstamp on buff cover to Simsbury Conn., 1851 docketing at left, Very Fine and unusual, signed by Carroll Chase with the comment "In my opinion this is a postmaster's provisional", we respectfully disagree but the dateless town marking is reminiscent of how provisional entires were marked

E. 200-300
350
14
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 14, Stampless Markings by StateST. AUGUSTINE/18 JUNE 1822, ST. AUGUSTINE/18 JUNE 1822ST. AUGUSTINE/18 JUNE 1822. Perfect strike of two-line handstamp on 1822 folded letter addressed to the Quartermaster General in Washington D.C., manuscript "Free", some wear including splitting along folds and small piece out at upper left corner, Extremely Fine strike of this rare marking

E. 400-500
225
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15
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 15, Stampless Markings by StateNew Orleans La. Oct. 9 (1840), New Orleans La. Oct. 9 (1840)New Orleans La. Oct. 9 (1840). Blue circular datestamp on folded letter addressed to Washington D.C. magenta manuscript "1.25" rate with unclear notation (possibly "Box Chg"), forwarded to Georgetown with blue manuscript "fwd 30/ $1.55" total due, green "Washington D.C. Oct. 16" circular datestamp, Very Fine, a most unusual 5-times rate (the single rates were 25c for over 400 miles plus 6c forwarding for under 30 miles)

E. 200-300
225
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16
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 16, Stampless Markings by StateLowell Mass. Oct. 10 3 cts. Paid, Lowell Mass. Oct. 10 3 cts. PaidLowell Mass. Oct. 10 3 cts. Paid. Blue integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "* United * States *" three-star oval handstamp on brown cover to Danielsonville Conn., 1851 enclosure, Very Fine, only four or five examples of this "United States" handstamp are recorded, ex Hahn

E. 400-500
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17
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 17, Stampless Markings by StateAlbany N.Y. 3 Paid May 11 (1854), Albany N.Y. 3 Paid May 11 (1854)Albany N.Y. 3 Paid May 11 (1854). Red circular datestamp struck on stamp collar of New York Agricultural Society illustrated cover addressed to Hempstead Branch N.Y., "State Agricultural Rooms" title at top with original enclosure informing the recipient that he has been chosen to judge stoves at the upcoming Society fair in New York, manuscript "forwarded" but no indication of where or additional rate, Very Fine, a beautiful design

E. 200-300
130
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18
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 18, Stampless Markings by StateJuly 1, 1845, First Day 2c Circular Rate, July 1, 1845, First Day 2c Circular RateJuly 1, 1845, First Day 2c Circular Rate. Folded letter datelined July 1, 1845, red "New-York Jul. 1" circular datestamp and blue crayon "2" cent rate, endorsed "Circular" at top and addressed to Albany N.Y., Very Fine and scarce circular rate on the first day of the new 5c, 10c and in this case 2c rates under the Act of March 3, 1845, interestingly the contents appear to be written and are specific to the recipient so the circular rate should not have applied, an unusual use

E. 300-400
850
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19
c
South Carolina U.S. and C.S.A. Covers. Single box with approximately 150 covers, wide range of years from stampless thru 20th Century, a few slightly better including C.S.A. No. 2 (faults) tied by blue Columbia S.C. circular datestamp, C.S.A. No. 11 with manuscript Green Pond postmark, a couple attractive 3c 1857 Issue frankings, mixed condition with flaws to be expected, some appear Fine

E. 200-300
600
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20
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 20, Stampless Markings by StateTexas-Related Stampless Covers, Texas-Related Stampless CoversTexas-Related Stampless Covers. Four covers, first two are folded letters, datelined at Monterrey on March 1, 1850 to Dexter Me. with "Rio Grande City Tx. Mch 11" manuscript postmark, second datelined Mier Aug. 24, 1855 to Brownsville Tex. with "Roma Tex. Aug. 31st" manuscript postmark, third with bold strike of "Rio Grande City Texas, July 23" circular datestamp with manuscript "5" rate on blue 1854 folded cover to Brownsville, last with "Wm. Bryan, Agent of the Texian Post Office Dt., New Orleans" large double-line oval handstamp on undated folded cover to Ashbel Smith in Galveston, manuscript "12-1/2" rate, some wear and last a bit toned, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
550
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21
 
Timberville Va. Post Office Documents, 1840's-90's. Large group of documents filling a Priority Mail box, dates as early as 1843 and covering decades into 1890's, a few covers, also notices, forms and lots of postmaster reports, some of the early items with clear Auditor's Office handstamps, Fine and interesting group which will provide hours of perusing

E. 300-400
225
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22
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 22, Stampless Markings by State1790's-1804 Straightline Postmarks, 1790's-1804 Straightline Postmarks1790's-1804 Straightline Postmarks. Two covers, first from Wilmington Del. with "WILM. D. 2 Ma." straightline datestamp, well-struck with manuscript "6" rate on folded cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine example of this desirable marking, probably used in 1790's, second with neat strike of "HAL MAR. 12" straightline datestamp with manuscript "20" rate on 1804 folded letter to Coventry Conn., Very Fine strike of this District of Maine postmark

E. 300-400
300
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23
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 23, Stampless Markings by StateVinegar Valentines, Vinegar ValentinesVinegar Valentines. Collection of 104 different multicolored "Penny Dreadful" or "Vinegar" Valentines housed in a three-ring binder, each printed on one side of single sheet of paper with satirical and insulting designs and messages, introduction states these were produced mostly by cartoonist Charles Howard in the 1870s-1880s, Very Fine with many quite amusing, list of designs accompanies

E. 300-400
425
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24
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 24, Stampless Markings by StateLast and First Days 1816-63, Last and First Days 1816-63Last and First Days 1816-63. Group of nine stampless covers plus nine with stamps, the stampless are the most interesting part and show last days of old rates and first days of new rates, including two Mar. 30, 1816 last day of War of 1812 50% surcharge, two from June 30, 1845 last day before 5c and 10c rate change, one Jul. 2, 1845 second day of 2c drop rate (Philadelphia, heavy band of toning), two from June 30, 1851 last day of 5c rate, one mailed in June 1851 just before the rate change (5c) and forwarded on Jul. 1 on the first day of new 3c rate, showing both rates in manuscript, one Jul. 1, 1851 first day 3c rate, the stamped covers include what Elliott Perry believed to be the earliest use of the Philadelphia red star carrier handstamp (with 3c 1851), early use of No. 20, a few from 1861 and Bank Note issues and two later Prexie covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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