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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 — 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2289
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2289, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Horizontal pair, exceptionally and unusually crisp blue shade, tied by neat strike of "Burlington Vt. Jan. 6, 1863" double-circle datestamp on unsealed Commission Merchant's corner card cover to Barton Vt., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful 1c 1861 shade on a pristine cover

E. 200-300
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2290
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2290, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Gorgeous centering, cancelled by light strike of grid, "Hudson N.Y. Sep. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover with embossed attorney's corner card to Hillsdale N.Y., with original enclosure of part-printed notice of trial dated Aug. 30, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate,

E. 300-400
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2291
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2291, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Vivid color, beautifully balanced margins with selvage at right, tied by "Lowell Ms. Sep. 9, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to North Tunbridge Vt. with beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait in oval (Milgram AL-13), J.M. Whittemore & Co. imprint, stamp partly overlapping portrait, barely reduced at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous Lincoln cover with a choice example of the 1861 3c Pink, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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2292
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2292, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Radiant color, part imprint selvage at bottom, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 22, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to York Pa., stamp with some slight perf tip toning and some cover edge toning, Fine, desirable first week use, this is also the earliest reported use of any National Bank Note Co. imprint, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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2293
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2293, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright color, tied by "New-York Sep. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on cover with printed return address to Dubuque Iowa, horizontal file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 PIGEON BLOOD PINK SHADE ON COVER.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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2294
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2294, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strike of Devil & Pitchfork fancy cancel, matching "West Meriden Conn. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Deep River Conn., opened a bit unevenly at right, Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, for a history of this fancy cancel go to http://www.ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/D%26PArticleJan2016XXXLR.pdf , a fascinating article on this subject by William Duffney also appeared in the most recent Congress Book

E. 1,000-1,500
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2295
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2295, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). 13 covers, including one with green cancel from Meriden N.H., one with flower fancy cancel of Cornwall Vt., one tied by "U.S. SHIP" handstamp, few other better, selected by the owner for superior strikes and overall appeal, Very Fine group, two with certificates

E. 500-750
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2296
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2296, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Affixed at edge of cover but not affecting perfs, tied by 5-point Star fancy cancel on "T.H. Dinsmore, Skowhegan, Me." illustrated cover depicting an eagle over shield and flags and a piano, to Carmel Me., with original Dinsmore circular, Very Fine, a beautiful Black Jack illustrated cover, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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2297
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2297, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to top left, tied by light strike of New York circular datestamp on cover to local street address, large advertisement for "Hartford Live Stock Insurance Co., Capital $500,000." with horse and cattle illustrated design, one horse in background is dead and being dragged onto a cart -- a less-than-subtle reminder of the value of livestock insurance -- stamp with minor perf tip toning, still Very Fine, one of the most beautiful horse-related designs we have encountered, made even more desirable by use of the 2c Black Jack

E. 750-1,000
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2298
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2298, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by "Philada. Pa. Post Office Feb. 27, 1864" double-circle datestamp on green overall illustrated Washington Lee Insurance Co. advertising cover to local address, tiny nick out of cover at top right, otherwise Very Fine, ex Dr. Burrows

E. 200-300
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2299
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2299, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). S.e. at left, tied by "Lansing N.Y. Apr. 8, 1864" double-circle datestamp and target on American Agriculturist advertising cover to New Haven Conn., with original printed enclosure, Very Fine, attractive cover, ex Dr. Burrows

E. 300-400
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2300
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2300, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four and a pair arranged as a block of six, affixed on back of CDV depicting stern young man with Col. Sanders-type beard, cancelled by pencil manuscript, also tied by some toning, light edgewear, Very Fine, ex Bechtel

E. 300-400
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