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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 — 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2372
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2372, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245). Five covers, including 50c and $1.00 on registered 2c Columbian entire to Germany; $2.00 on Jan. 9, 1895 registered 1c Columbian entire to Germany; $3.00 on Jan. 3, 1894 cover used in N.Y. City; $4.00 on May 25, 1895 registered cover used in N.Y. City; $5.00 tied by target cancel, Lyman Md. Apr. 1894 circular datestamp on registered cover to Washington D.C., some minor edgewear

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SET OF THE DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIAN STAMPS ON SEPARATE COVERS.

$5.00 with copy of 1982 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail in excess of

13,750
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2373
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2373, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Tied by neat strike of "Tahlequah Ind. T. Aug. 31 1900 9 AM" duplex on "Executive Department Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Indian Territory," illustrated corner card to Vinita, Indian Territory, depicting a pipe-smoking reading teacher, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right and with small closed cover tear, otherwise Very Fine, a fascinating and scarce illustrated Indian Territory design

E. 300-400
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2374
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2374, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Used with Hong Kong, 5c Ultramarine (40), tied together by "Mil. Sta. ? Philippine Islands Cavite May 22 2PM 1900" duplex circular datestamp struck partly off top of small cover to Elizabeth N.J., receiving backstamp (July 3), 2c with some gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine and very unusual use

E. 200-300
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2375
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2375, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Tied by purple "PAQUEBOT" straightline handstamp on cover from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to Toronto, Canada, "Yarmouth (N.S.) MY 10 02" circular datestamp and duplex grid cancel ties Canada 2c Carmine (77), Boston and Toronto backstamps, Very Fine and scarce mixed franking, stamped in Nova Scotia and entered U.S. mails as a Paquebot letter

E. 150-200
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2376
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2376, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Horizontal pair, both stamps with toning, cancelled by Spanish grid cancels with matching "Isabela Puerto Rico 3 Feb. 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Very Fine appearance, a scarce captured use of Spanish postmarking devices on U.S. stamps used entirely within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were not introduced until March 1899, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 300-400
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2377
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2377, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Complete set tied by small target cancels on registered cover to Germany, "Leon Tex. Jul. 13, 1901" circular datestamp, registry label and large purple oval handstamp return cachet, appropriately backstamped, 10c small corner crease and 5c trivial edge toning, slight cover wear, still Fine, attractive in the overall and certainly very scarce

E. 400-500
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2378
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2378, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Vignette shifted upward, tied by "Buffalo N.Y. May 1, 1901" Pan-American Exposition First Day machine cancel on magnificent multicolored Exposition cover addressed to Prof. M. Loewy in Hoboken N. J., three different exposition labels applied to cover (one tied), neat "Hoboken N. J. May 2, 1901 Rec'd" backstamp, minor toning and edge flaws

A SPECTACULAR FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, CANCELLED AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO AND BEAUTIFULLY ADORNED WITH EXPOSITION LABELS.

Of the approximately 61 recorded First Day covers for this issue, only 13 are on Exposition stationery. Of these, only four have tied Exposition labels. This is certainly one of the finest recorded examples of this issue.

Ex Dr. Martin and Price. With 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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2379
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2379, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Horizontal pair, s.e. at top, tied by "Buffalo N.Y. Transit May 1 01" circular datestamp on multicolored First Day Exposition cover to Epsom N.H., May 2 receiving backstamp, few small cover flaws also affecting right stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER WITH A PAIR USED ON AN ILLUSTRATED EXPOSITION COVER.

Of the approximately 61 recorded First Day covers for this issue, fewer than 15 are on Exposition covers.

With 2001 A.P.S. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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2380
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2380, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Tied by "Milwaukee, Wis. May 1, 1901 9:30PM" First Day machine cancel on locally addressed cover to the county treasurer, small filing holes at top left, manuscript "First Day Cover" at top, Very Fine, with 2018 A.P.S. certificate noting this is from a previously unreported city, we have offered two others from Milwaukee, Scott Retail $2,750.00

E. 750-1,000
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2381
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2381, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Complete set, cancelled by targets on illustrated registered cover to New Brunswick, Canada depicting skyscrapers of Lower New York City, purple "Paterson N.J. May 20, 1904" datestamp, appropriate backstamps, 10c natural s.e. at right, few perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine, an extremely unusual and attractive design, ex Hillmer

E. 1,000-1,500
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2382
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2382, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Complete set tied by New York registered oval datestamps on Sep. 16, 1904 registered cover to Germany, registry label affixed partly over two stamps, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful use of the complete set of the Louisiana Purchase Issue

E. 750-1,000
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2383
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2383, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c Jamestown (328), 1c Jamestown (328)1c Jamestown (328). Vertical pair, tied by "Norfolk Va. Exposition Sta. Nov. 6, 1907" duplex cancel on oversize multicolored Jamestown Exposition fairgrounds souvenir card to Washington D.C., illustration of part of fairgrounds and poem "Virginia" on back, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 300-400
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2384
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2384, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Carmine, Coil, 3c Purple, Ty. IV (413, 530), 2c Carmine, Coil, 3c Purple, Ty. IV (413, 530)2c Carmine, Coil, 3c Purple, Ty. IV (413, 530). Both tied by Philadelphia Pa. machine cancels on elaborately illustrated two-sided multicolored sledding covers, both advertising the "Flexible Flyer", 2c with some trimmed perfs at left, still Very Fine, wonderful designs featuring this iconic American sled, which was patented in 1889

E. 300-400
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2385
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2385, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Dec. 11 3-PM 1915" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Barre Vt., fresh and Very Fine, very scarce on-cover use of this rotary coil, with 1990 A.P.S. certificate

1,500
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2386
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2386, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Choice centering, tied by "Providence R.I. Mar. 8 7-30P, 1916" flag machine cancel on window envelope with electric lighting co. corner card, wax on window is toned, otherwise Fine, very scarce on-cover use of this rotary coil

1,500
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2387
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2387, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error at the center of a block of nine, cancelled and tied by five bold strikes of Rising Sun fancy cancel of Woodstock, Vermont, on registered cover to Salem, Mass., two violet "Woodstock, Vt. Dec 11, 1928" registry backstamps and two violet Salem, Mass. registry backstamps from the next day, fresh and pristine

EXTREMELY FINE AND LIKELY UNIQUE. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 11 5-CENT ROSE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE, USED ON COVER AND TIED BY PERFECTLY STRUCK FANCY CANCELS.

According to the updated census of 5c Red error covers published by Kevin G. Lowther in 2012 in The United States Specialist, only four or five with blocks of nine containing the single error are known. No covers are known with the double error. This is in all likelihood unique with the fancy cancels, and it is the most visually appealing cover with the 5c error we have encountered.

With 2009 PF certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
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2388
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2388, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Rich color, tied by well-struck "Albion Mich. Oct. 24, 1917" duplex cancel on cover to New York City, fresh and Very Fine, scarce especially in such pristine condition

2,250
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2389
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2389, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Deep shade, tied by "Atlantic City N.J. Apr. 20 1-PM 1917" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Cincinnati O., fresh and Fine use of the 5c error on cover

2,250
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2390
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2390, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, tied by "Boston Mass. Dec. 29, 1922" machine cancel on multicolored New Year's postcard to Philadelphia

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 USED ON A POSTCARD. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

The beautiful design side of the postcard reads "A new year wish. May you have good luck and always be in clover." Fewer than 20 on-cover examples have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as well as a handful by A.P.S.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

7,500
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2391
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2391, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Cancelled and tied by multiple strikes of violet "New York Philatelic Station Oct. 18 1926" First Day circular datestamp on buff cover to Long Island City N.Y., the sheet itself is unusually choice and well-centered, with full untrimmed margins all around (most covers show a trimmed top margin), fresh and Extremely Fine, one of the finest White Plains sheet First Day covers extant

1,800
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2392
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2392, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. May 1, 1929 10 PM" duplex cancels on First Day Air Mail covers addressed in pencil to "A.C. Roe(ssler), East Orange N.J.", purple "Special Delivery No. __ Fee claimed at East Orange, N.J." handstamps, receiving backstamps, a Very Fine matched pair of First Day covers, Scott Retail $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
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2393
c
$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834), Covers and Parcel Tags. Seven covers with one or more $1.00 and other values, three domestic, three to India, and one to Switzerland, seven parcel tags with $1.00-$5.00, including four with the $5.00 stamp, Fine lot

E. 300-400
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2394
c
1-1/2c-$1.00 Presidential (803/832), Solo Uses on Cover. Over 70 solo commercial uses, from 1-1/2c to $1.00, plus a philatelic $5.00, up to five covers of one denomination, wide variety of uses both domestic and international, includes scarcer values such as 16c and 22c, some elusive uses such as multiple-weight third class or unusual overseas, variety of auxiliary markings, WWII censored and "Mails Suspended", etc., typical condition for commercial mail, this would make a nice basis for collecting this challenging area

E. 1,000-1,500
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2395
c
Presidential Issue Used to Foreign Destinations. 29 covers using one or more Presidential values, a few solo uses of 5c and solo uses of 1-1/2c and 21c, others with multiple Presidential stamps or mixed issues with Air Mails, commemoratives or entires, many to smaller African countries, also New Guinea, New Caledonia, Tonga, and China, a few to Europe, many unusual uses, including "Service Suspended", forwarded, registered, etc., excellent lot for the Prexie specialist

E. 500-750
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2396
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2396, 1893 Columbian, 1898 Pan-American and Later IssuesDorothy Knapp WWII Hand-Painted Series, Dorothy Knapp WWII Hand-Painted SeriesDorothy Knapp WWII Hand-Painted Series. Eighteen covers, represented by her item Nos. 1-3, 5-9, 11-17, plus three without, each stamped and addressed, also with two hand-painted Miller covers, Fine-Very Fine group of these desirable and colorful hand-painted covers

E. 3,000-4,000
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2397
c
World War II Patriotic Covers. Over 150, appear to be all different, nearly all used, excellent variety of subjects and designs, including multicolored, a few from Canada or other Allied countries, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
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