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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
846
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 846, 1861-68 Issues10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Two, affixed in tete-beche fashion and tied by "Paid" in oval cancel, red "Boston Mass. Oct. 29" double-circle datestamp on cover to Sacramento Cal., 1861 docketing, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a rare double-rate use of the 10c First Design

E. 500-750
700
847
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 847, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Ten singles, each neatly cancelled by pen strokes, "Helena Nebraska Mar. 1st 1862" Nebraska Territory manuscript postmark on cover to Zurich, Switzerland, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Mar. 12" circular datestamp also ties one stamp, red "AACHEN 26 3/FRANCO" framed transit datestamp and "FRANCO/PREUSS. RESP. VEREINS/AUSGANGS-GRENZES" (Paid to the GAPU Border), manuscript "10" Swiss due marking, several stamps with small faults

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE FRANKING WITH THE 3-CENT PINK ON A COVER FROM NEBRASKA TERRITORY TO SWITZERLAND. THIS IS THE LARGEST FRANKING OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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848
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 848, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Exceptional depth of color in as true a Pigeon Blood Pink as we have encountered, tied by neat target cancel with "Nashua N.H. Sep. 5, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Weymouth Mass., Sep. 16, 1861 docketing at top

AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE RARE PIGEON BLOOD PINK SHADE -- FINE CENTERING WITH COLOR AS RICH AND VIBRANT AS WE HAVE EVER SEEN.

The Pigeon Blood Pink shade, named for the rare ruby, is regarded as the most distinctive and rarest of the Pink shades. Unfortunately, the special bluish-pink tint of the true Pigeon Blood Pink is sensitive to light and other environmental factors. Therefore, examples kept in the dark over many years retain the true Pigeon Blood color, while others have lost it. In terms of color, the stamp on this cover is among the finest we have ever encountered. Stanley B. Ashbrook agreed and signed the cover on December 27, 1951, with the statement "The 3c 1861 on this cover is a gorgeous example of the Pigeon Blood. I doubt if a finer example could be found."

Ex Krug and Gore. Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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849
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 849, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by circle of wedges, "Trenton N.J. Aug. 31" circular datestamp on Alf Burnett Elocutionist's overall illustrated cover to Meadville Pa., with 1867-dated enclosure with similar illustrations, stamp with small fault at upper left, still Very Fine and hilarious design with Alf in drag

E. 300-400
350
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850
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 850, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target cancel, "Crestline O. Jan. 7" double-circle datestamp on cover with red Crestline House cameo corner card depicting a train, to Coatesville Pa., reduced at right, some creasing affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine and unusual railroad-inspired design

E. 200-300
250
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851
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 851, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, "New York Sep. 23" circular datestamp on Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. blue cameo corner card cover with flags, horn of plenty and money trees at center, to Ridgeway Pa., barely reduced at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
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852
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 852, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Nine stamps and five 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., tiny 4-Leaf fancy cancel with wonderful detail clearly showing the veins in the leaves, with Austinburg O. circular datestamp on buff cover to military address in Cleveland Tenn., 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. 750-1,000
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853
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 853, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Three covers, first with bright color approaching Rose Pink and cancelled by negative "G" in oval handstamp from Plymouth N.C. to Baltimore; second tied by "USED" in grid handstamp also from Plymouth to Baltimore; last cancelled by brown grid, matching "Ripley's W.V. Mar. 15, 1864" double-circle datestamp with date in manuscript, covers with some edge tears, last missing top flap, still Very Fine strikes of these unusual cancels

E. 200-300
350
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854
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 854, 1861-68 IssuesWeston Mass. "W", Weston Mass. "W"Weston Mass. "W". Four covers, including two addressed to Weston and forwarded with forwarding postage paid by 3c Rose (65), each cancelled by manuscript "W", No. 210 used from Weston with blue "W" handstamp and 1c Postage Due and yellow "Letter returned by carrier" label and Dead Letter Office backstamp, last with 3c Bank Note to Weston and forwarded with forwarding postage paid by similar stamp tied by manuscript "W", overall fresh and Very Fine group

E. 500-750
750
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855
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 855, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Well-centered, tied by "Flushing N.Y., Apr. 5, 1864" double-circle datestamp and target duplex on American Agriculturist overall illustrated cover showing livestock and intricate floral border to Cotton Wood Grove Ill., including original matching order form enclosure, Very Fine, a marvelous advertising cover and enclosure, ex Allen, Metzger and Fosdyke-Ray, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
475
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856
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 856, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to right, couple minor short internal wrinkles, tied by "Flushing N.Y. '64" double-circle datestamp and target duplex with unclear date on American Agriculturist overall illustrated cover showing livestock and intricate floral border to Groton Conn., Very Fine, a marvelous advertising design

E. 300-400
150
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857
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 857, 1861-68 Issues2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by "Flushing N.Y., Apr. ?, 1864" double-circle datestamp and target duplex on American Agriculturist overall illustrated cover showing livestock and intricate floral border to Mt. Joy Pa., few edge repairs, stamp with fault at top, appears Very Fine, an attractive advertising cover, with clear 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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858
c
2c Black Jacks, Cover Accumulation (73, 87, 93). Large accumulation of approximately 290 covers on stock pages, mostly No. 73 but a number of grills as well, lots of variety including some colored cancels, a few combinations with other stamps, use to Canada, few corner cards, one on an annual report for the Chicago and Quincy Railroad, carrier uses, strip of six on cover, many include circulars or other content, condition is quite mixed with some Fine and some faulty, overall there are a fair number of saleable covers, total Scott Retail counting all as No. 73 more than $21,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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859
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 859, 1861-68 Issues2c Black Jacks, Illustrated, Advertising and Corner Card Covers (73), 2c Black Jacks, Illustrated, Advertising and Corner Card Covers (73)2c Black Jacks, Illustrated, Advertising and Corner Card Covers (73). Group of 45 covers culled from a much larger accumulation, 15 are illustrated advertising covers with a few in color, better include Magic Comb of Springfield Mass., two Great American Tea Co. including the Chinese torture design and Napoleon, peace dove, horse illustration on oil company cover, brick furnace/kiln, clothes washer, Washington on life insurance cover, apothecary, few others, among the 25 corner cards are a few with ornate designs, mixed condition with cover or stamp faults to be expected, overall Fine appearing with a number of quite attractive covers

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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860
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 860, 1861-68 Issues2c Black Jacks, Better Uses or Cancels on Cover (73, 87, 93), 2c Black Jacks, Better Uses or Cancels on Cover (73, 87, 93)2c Black Jacks, Better Uses or Cancels on Cover (73, 87, 93). Group of approximately 36 covers, culled from a much larger accumulation for some feature that makes each one a bit more interesting than the standard single circular use, including a few fancy cancels, a number of colored cancels with some bold Cincinnati O. uses, a Feb. 28, 1868 E Grill which was once the EDU (with an A.P.S. certificate stating so, but Scott now lists Feb. 27), registered, forwarded within Texas with a pair, use with 1c and 3c Bank Notes on a registered 3c entire, also 12 with 1c 1861 Issue in combination, mixed condition with flaws to be expected but we left the truly faulty covers in the larger balance so this group contains some very attractive uses

E. 2,000-3,000
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861
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 861, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Used with 1c Blue and 3c Rose (63, 65), 1c s.e. at left, tied by grids, "New Orleans La. Jun. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to New York, file fold at bottom well away from stamps, each stamp with crease at top, still Fine and desirable triple-rate use, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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862
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 862, 1861-68 Issues5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Two covers: including single tied by multiple pen strokes, "Squier Kansas May 14/65" manuscript postmark on cover to Muscatine, Iowa; second used with 15c Black (77) and 3c Red, F Grill (94), cancelled by solid diamonds, 5c tied by "Rockland Mich. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on registered cover to Detroit Mich., few small faults, Fine-Very Fine, latter ex Ainsworth

E. 300-400
150
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863
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 863, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown, 5c Brown (75, 76), 5c Red Brown, 5c Brown (75, 76)5c Red Brown, 5c Brown (75, 76). Eleven covers to foreign destinations: vertical strip of three of No. 75 to Germany; pair and single of No. 75 to Germany; No. 76 to P.E.I.; pair of No. 76 from New Orleans to Mexico; No. 76 used with 1c Bank Note to England; two No. 76 used with Nos. 78 and 145 on large part of cover to England; No. 76 to Spain; pair of No. 76 to Germany; two No. 76 used with Nos. 65 and 77 to Germany; No. 76 used with Nos. 63 and 77 to Italy; vertical strip of three and single of No. 76 used with No. 73 to Italy, all have clear markings, few small faults to be expected but overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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864
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 864, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Choice centering, clearly-defined grill, tied by 6-bar circular grid cancel and "Brattleboro Vt. 30 Nov." circular datestamp on manila Assistant Assessor's Office corner card cover to Vernon Vt., slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine 3c C Grill on an attractive cover, ex Emerson

E. 500-750
325
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865
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 865, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Clear grill points, tied by bold strike of Eagle & Shield fancy cancel, 3-bar type, with "Corry Pa. Jul. 10" circular datestamp on buff cover to Youngsville O., with 1868-dated enclosure, reduced at right, stamp with few faults, Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel

E. 300-400
160
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866
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 866, 1861-68 Issues5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Two covers: first with horizontal pair tied by corks and purple "Philada. Pa. Paid All Direct Apr. 12" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Dresden, Germany, with original enclosure, second with strip of three cancelled by corks and tied by "Cartersville Ga. Apr. 17" circular datestamp on 3c Green on Cream entire (U84) to Varnell's Station Ga., adhesive on back indicates this may have been used as a paste-up, few small faults, Fine pair of covers with the 5c F Grill, latter with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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867
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 867, 1861-68 Issues15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Tied by target cancel with "Girardville Pa. Nov. 30" duplex datestamp on registered cover to Bridgefield Maine with "Going to Crawford's for the News & Notions" horse and rider illustrated corner card, the design was applied by a handstamp, stamp with some slight gum soaked perfs and small adherence at left, Fine and fascinating design, according to Wikipedia's history of Girardville Pa., "Captain Jack" Crawford, (also known as the "Poet Scout") was a western actor, a scout for General George Crook's campaign in the Black Hills and a performer with William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), he was postmaster and had a small general store in Girardville in 1869-1874 before leaving town to go out west to find Gold, his poem "Only a Miner Killed" about his experiences as a miner was said to be used by Bob Dylan as the basis for his song "Only a Hobo."

E. 500-750
250
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