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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
800
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 800, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Large margins to full at top, tied by neat strike of "New Haven Con. Sep. 30, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Wolcott Conn., missing top flap, Extremely Fine, ex Fleckenstein

E. 200-300
300
801
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 801, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 83L3, clear margins to in, intense shade and impression showing many fine plate cracks, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), recut once at top and bottom, tied by "Boston Mass. 3 Jan." circular datestamp on unsealed buff cover to Somers Conn., small stain at bottom, Fine, a rare use of the Type II from Plate 3 with the Type IV from Plate 1 Late to pay 2c circular rate that was only in effect from July 1, 1851 to September 30, 1852

E. 300-400
475
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802
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 802, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var). Positions 23-24L2, horizontal pair, left stamp showing the prominent plate crack, large margins to in at top and left including part of adjoining stamps at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to in, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 1" (1857) circular datestamps on cover to France, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Jan. 13" circular datestamp, two strikes of "GB/1F60C" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "16" decimes due handstamp, Calais transit also ties 1c pair, various transit and receiving backstamps, some overall wear, Fine, a scarce Three Months period use of the Major Plate Crack on cover, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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803
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 803, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Two, Positions 68R1L and 20R1L, large margins to in, tied by light strike of "Boston Paid Jul. 7" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded printed circular for wholesale boots and shoes to Maysville Ky., Very Fine, an extremely rare cover paying the short-lived 2c circular rate in effect from July 1, 1851 to September 30, 1852, for many years this was the earliest documented use of Scott 9 (current EDU is June 5), noted in Ashbrook 1c book (Vol. 1) on p. 127 and illustrated in the second volume on p. 75, signed Ashbrook

E. 400-500
650
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804
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 804, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Three, Positions 34L1L, 76L1L and 93L1L, large margins, left stamp with double transfer at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to in, cancelled by "STEAM" handstamps, "New Orleans La. Oct. 9" circular datestamp on buff cover to New Orleans La., faint strike of "Frank Lyon" illustrated oval steamer marking depicting a lion, vertical file fold affects center stamp, some slight wear, Fine and scarce steamboat use, signed Ashbrook, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
400
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805
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 805, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Full margins to just in at top left, cancelled by black grid, blue "Buffalo N.Y. 3 Aug. 14" (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Mansfield Center Conn., cover with "PRE-PAY, PRE-PAY--Is the order of the day." propaganda design, with original enclosure, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a rare propaganda cover designed to promote the use of postage stamps, our digital records contain one other, used in Meadville Pa. in October (Meadville is approximately 130 miles from Buffalo)

E. 300-400
800
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806
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 806, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Plate 0, large margins to in, tied by "TROY & NEW YORK STEAM BOAT" in serrated rectangle handstamp on 1851 blue folded cover to Troy N.Y., neat "SEP 12" handstamp, Fine and attractive with the steamboat marking

E. 200-300
350
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807
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 807, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two covers, first large margins to in including top left corner margins, cancelled by dark blue grid, matching "Mic. Central R. R. Mic. Aug. 8" (1851) railroad route agent's circular datestamp on brown cover to Howell Mich., sender's directive "Please forward by 'Dexter Mail'", with original enclosure datelined "New Buffalo Aug. 7 Thurs eve." (which corresponds to 1851 calendar), Very Fine, second with left sheet margin, large margins to just in and tied by "Mic. Central R. R. Mic. Aug. 4" circular datestamp on brown cover from the same correspondence and same routing instructions, Very Fine, an attractive pair

E. 200-300
325
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808
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 808, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Three ample margins, just in at top, tied by well-struck "Augusta Me. 19 ?" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Maine Liquor Law" Temperance propaganda design to N. Woodstock Me., Thurston & Co. imprint on flap, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a pretty cover with this scarce design, lot also includes a second cover with No. 65 on illustrated "Curse of Rum" cover from Rockland Maine, few faults and slightly reduced, appears Fine, third cover with "MAUCH CHUNK PENN. 3 mo. 18 1827" brown datestamp also accompanies

E. 300-400
375
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809
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 809, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Horizontal pair with left straddle-pane margin, other sides large to full at bottom left with portions of adjoining stamps at top and right, tied by "Galveston Tex. Apr. 10, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to the comptroller's office at Austin Tex., manuscript "proposals for the purchase of limited states stock" at top, Extremely Fine straddle-pane pair on a cover sent within Texas, very rare, ex Moody

E. 400-500
425
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810
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 810, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 1 with large top left corner interpane margin and centerline, full margin at right and portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by "Washington D.C. Feb. 3" circular datestamp, used as forwarding postage on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) from San Antonio Tex. to Washington D.C., forwarded to West Suffield Conn., blue "San Antonio Tex. Dec. 19" circular datestamp cancels embossed stamp, small cover tear at top and minor corner wear, top sheet margin of 3c with bit of gum residue, Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
225
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811
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 811, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. May 25" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., with United States Hotel blue cameo corner card with illustration of hotel, marvelously detailed image with horse-drawn carriage in front, few light toning spots, still Very Fine, the corner card is stunning

E. 400-500
600
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812
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 812, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins, small flaw at top left, tied by well-struck "New-York Apr. 21" circular datestamp on "The Industry of All Nations" New York Crystal Palace illustrated buff cover to Piermont N.Y., cover with minor cosmetic edge improvements, Very Fine appearance and a scarce design, the Crystal Palace was built in 1853 in what is now Bryant Park, it was destroyed by fire in 1858

E. 300-400
850
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813
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 813, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Full margins to barely touched, tied by blue "Port Deposit Md. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover with corner card of "Phila. Wilm. & Balt. R. R. Co." with primitive woodcut of train to Northfield Mass., some slight edgewear and small tear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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814
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 814, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal strip of four, ample margins to slightly in, tied by four strikes of "New-York Nov. 17" (1853) circular datestamp on folded letter from a husband to his wife, contents reveal the cover contained a key and a daguerreian locket, "which you will now find enclosed & I hope reach you in safety", Very Fine cover and letter paying quadruple 3c rate due to its weight, documented covers that carried daguerreotypes or ambrotypes are rare

E. 300-400
160
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815
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 815, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large margins, tied by brown "North Boothbay Me. Dec. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Yankee Jims Cal., stamp with corner crease at bottom left, cover with some staining at left, still Very Fine, exceedingly rare with the brown cancel

E. 300-400
250
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816
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 816, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins all around including wide top sheet margin, tied by "Millersburgh O. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco Cal., 1856 receipt docketing at left, missing small part of top flap, Extremely Fine Gem stamp, exceedingly rare with such a wide sheet margin, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
425
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817
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 817, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins all around, tied by "Blackberry Station Ill. Feb. 24" balloon-style circular datestamp on buff cover to Stockton Cal., cover with minor wear, Extremely Fine stamp

E. 300-400
190
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818
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 818, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 3R1, the misplaced relief position showing breaks in lines above each "X", huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right and top sheet margin, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 20, 185?" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New Haven Conn., cover with light toning, Very Fine, this is the only Type IV position that can have a sheet margin

E. 500-750
650
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819
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 819, 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, large margins, tied by blue "SONORA, CALIFORNIA, JAN. 7, 1852" two-line datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Vine Springs Garden, Dec. 31, 1851", to Ellsworth Me., second strike at left, manuscript "Paid 6cts" written prior to the stamp being affixed

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BISECTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM SONORA, CALIFORNIA. ONE OF ONLY SEVEN LEGITIMATELY USED BISECTS FROM SONORA, AND OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1957.

The 12c stamp was bisected to pay the 6c transcontinental rate, effective July 1, 1851, due to a shortage of 3c and 1c stamps. Seven bisects are known used from Sonora, five of which have the Sonora straightline datestamp. The Jarvis family, the source of the covers, owned 60 acres of land in California named Vine Springs, on which they grew grapes and made wine (http://www.cagenweb.com/tuolumne/bio4.htm).

Last offered to the market in October 1957, in Siegel Sale 203. That auction contained a specialized holding of 12 1851-57 Issues, including 15 bisect covers.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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820
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 820, 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). Top left diagonal half, huge margins to in at left including top sheet margin, tied by blue "SONORA, CALIFORNIA, FEB.13, 1852" two-line datestamp on brown cover to Hudson N.Y., second strike at right, stamp also tied by single line of manuscript, cover with some wear but the stamp is sound

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE BISECT OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE USED FROM SONORA, CALIFORNIA.

The 12c stamp was bisected to pay the 6c transcontinental rate, effective July 1, 1851, due to a shortage of 3c and 1c stamps. Seven bisects are known used from Sonora, five of which have the Sonora straightline datestamp.

Ex Worthington and Burroughs

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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821
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 821, 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). Top left diagonal half, large margins to just in, tied across the cut by segmented cork cancel, "Sonora Cal. Apr. 26" double-circle datestamp on brown cover to Kingston Mass., some overall wear including edge tears

VERY FINE. A RARE BISECTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM SONORA, CALIFORNIA, TIED BY A GRID CANCEL.

The 12c stamp was bisected to pay the 6c transcontinental rate, effective July 1, 1851, due to a shortage of 3c and 1c stamps. Seven bisects are known used from Sonora, five of which have the Sonora straightline datestamp. This is the only example we have encountered with the stamp tied by a black grid. Our European Connoisseur's Collection sale (Sale 1115) contained one tied by a blue grid, but the grid style was different.

E. 3,000-4,000
1,900
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