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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2251
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2251, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins at sides, clear at top and just slightly in at bottom, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), similar margins, cancelled by criss-cross pen strokes, tied by blue handstamps, matching "Iowa City Iowa Sep. 13" (1851) circular datestamp on folded printed circular to Cincinnati, receipt docketing at right, some minor splitting along fold at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE TYPE FROM PLATE 1 EARLY. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE 1b ON A PRINTED CIRCULAR FROM IOWA.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
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2252
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2252, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, three large margins including interpane margin at right, just in at top, showing full design at bottom, tied by light strike of "Springfield Mass. Jun. 18" (1857) circular datestamp on blue folded printed notice to Chatham N.Y. and forwarded to Hillsdale N.Y.

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia ON COVER.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 1997 P.F. certificate

14,000
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2253
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2253, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 91R1L, huge margins all around except just clear at top right including bottom left corner interpane margin with full guideline, tied by bold strike of "Franklinton N.Y. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on part of pink cover front only to Spring Hope N.Y., some ink erosion in address, refolded, stamp with few ink spots probably from address, it is still Extremely Fine and a rare corner position stamp

E. 300-400
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2254
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2254, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Rich color, two large margins, others slightly in, used as forwarding postage on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) originating with "White Sulphur Ky. May 15" manuscript postmark, addressed to Warsaw Ky. and forwarded to North Middleton Ky., 3c stamp tied by bold blue "Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route 20 May" route agent's circular datestamp, carried by contract steamboat, Very Fine, a remarkable use of this scarce route agent's marking, ex Atkins

E. 500-750
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2255
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2255, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three huge margins including left sheet margin, just in at top, tied by blue "Cambridgeport Mass. Aug. 21" circular datestamp on buff cover to Boston with Fremont three-quarter portrait in oval, John Andrew imprint, Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
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2256
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2256, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to just into frameline at right, tied by large vivid yellow Randolph Macon College Va. circular datestamp on buff cover to Suffolk Va., manuscript "Paid 3" at left, the cancel is pure yellow which makes the letters difficult to discern but viewed in natural light the color glows off the paper

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRUE YELLOW CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL ON AN 1851 ISSUE COVER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Randolph Macon College is known for colored cancels during the decades of the 1850's-1860's. In addition to blue cancels there is a vivid green and this yellow, which is the rarest color used to cancel an 1851 Issue stamp.

With 1991 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a 1932 letter from Edson J. Fifield of Scott Stamp & Coin Co. stating this will be the basis for a new catalogue listing. Scott Retail for on-cover yellow cancel

15,000
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2257
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2257, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins showing traces of two adjoining stamps, used with 10c Green, Ty. II (14) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 5c small repaired nick in left margin, 10c small repaired nick in bottom margin, tied by "Mineral Point Wis. Sep. 4" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Philadelphia Pa., sender's notation "3 Deeds", backflaps reattached

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION TO PAY THE SIX-TIMES DOMESTIC RATE.

Domestic uses of the 5c 1856 are uncommon, and only a few covers are known with multiple-stamp combinations such as this.

Ex Caspary and Mayer

E. 1,500-2,000
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2258
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2258, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Three huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps at left and bottom, just in at right, tied by well-struck "Philadelphia Pa. May 19" (1856) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, bold "10" and large "6" Canadian due markings, light strike of "United States" in oval handstamp, sender's ship-name directive "per America via Boston", transit and receiving backstamps, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Fine and scarce use

E. 500-750
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2259
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2259, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, bright shade, tied by unobtrusive strikes of "New Orleans La. Mar. ?" (1857) circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, "Boston Br. Pkt. 25 Mar.", London, Paris and receiving backstamps, bold "GB/1F60c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, bold "8" decimes due handstamp, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine and attractive Three-Months use sent just before the April 1 U.S.-French treaty went into effect, ex Hill, signed Ashbrook

E. 500-750
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2260
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2260, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Vertical pair and single, irregular margins including part of four adjoining stamps but cut in on other sides, tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 7" circular datestamps on cover to Navarrenx, France, red "Boston Paid 12 Jun. 17" credit datestamp, 1857 French transit, "8" decimes due marking, some slight wear, about Fine, ex "Patrick Henry" and "Lake Shore"

E. 750-1,000
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2261
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2261, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins to full including top sheet margin, tied by "Bristol R.I. Jul. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Havana, Cuba, stamp also tied by red "New-York Aug. 2, 1856" circular datestamp, blue "NA" and "1" handstamps, receiving backstamp, "1247" handstamp of unknown origin, slight wear, Extremely Fine and attractive use

E. 200-300
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2262
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2262, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14), 10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14)10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14). Vertical pair, top stamp Type III, large margins all around, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), large margins to clear (slightly overlaps pair), tied by grid cancels, red "New Orleans La. Oct. 21" (1855) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red "New York Am. Packet Oct. 31" circular datestamp, Calais transit, neat "8" decimes due handstamp, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, scarce use, most letters were sent at the less expensive British Packet rate, ex LeBow, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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2263
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2263, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a), 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Bottom right diagonal half, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 10 Sep." circular datestamp on brown cover to East Hartford Conn., Oct. 16, 1852 receipt docketing at top, fresh and Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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2264
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2264, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a), 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a)12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Bottom left diagonal half, tied by "New York & Philadelphia R.R. Feb. 25" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, docketing indicates New York origination, vertical file fold affects bisect, otherwise Very Fine, a rare intra-east coast bisect use and one of only three known to us with this railroad route agent's datestamp

E. 1,000-1,500
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