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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Australian States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1431
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1431, Australian States10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal strip of three, few short perfs at top, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by grid cancels, "Fitchburgh Mass. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on 1859 yellow cover to Melbourne, Australia, red crayon "28" credit and Boston backstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Oct. 31), with original letter enclosed

VERY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I ON A COVER TO AUSTRALIA.

The Type I stamps, with design complete at bottom, only come from the bottom row of the plate. This strip is scarce, and possibly unique used on a cover to Australia. It pays the 33c British Mail via Southampton rate to Australia.

Ex "Argentum"

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
1432
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1432, Australian States10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Two, used with horizontal strip of four of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and single 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), cancelled by "Tullahoma Iowa Jan. 19" (1860) manuscript postmark with squiggles on buff cover to Pioneer Hill, Australia, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Jan. 28" backstamp, red "12" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Feb. 10) ties strip, 10c stamps creases, strip with few perf faults, part of London markings drawn in, otherwise Fine, unusual franking, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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1433
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1433, Australian States30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by grids on cover to Bay of Islands, New Zealand, red "New Bedford Mass. Jan. 18, 1861" double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp, black "New York Am. Pkt. Jan. 19" backstamp, red manuscript "12" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jan. 31), Auckland and Russell (New Zealand) datestamps, cover with small repaired edge tears and cleaned, light soiling, still Fine, very scarce destination -- this is the only cover to New Zealand with 1857-60 Issue stamps we have offered since keeping computerized records -- ex Shuh and Piller

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1434
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1434, Australian States30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with vertical strip of three of 3c Rose (65), tied by large open grid cancels, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Aug. 22" (1866) circular datestamp on cover to Melbourne, Australia, sender's directive "Via Marseilles" and "Steamer Cuba", red crayon "34" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Sep. 7), receiving backstamp, top 3c and 30c slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, missing part of top flap, still Very Fine, a rare franking to properly pay the 39c rate via Marseilles, this is the first such franking we have offered since keeping computerized records

E. 750-1,000
950
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1435
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1435, Australian States30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Green (68), latter s.e. at right, tied by quartered cork cancels, red "Boston Am. Pkt. Dec. 10" (1864) backstamp on buff cover to Melbourne, Australia, red London Paid transit, red "24" credit handstamp, blue receiving backstamp, back of cover also with two Victoria 1sh Blue (SG 81) stamps tied by grids and partly removed, 30c toned perf at lower left, slightly reduced at right, minor edgewear, Fine, very unusual with the Victoria stamps on back, apparently franked for the 45c double rate via Marseilles, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
375
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1436
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1436, Australian States10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by target cancel and "Sonoma Cal. Jul. 8" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Sydney, Australia, Sydney arrival backstamp of Aug. 25, arrival docketing at left, stamp with rounded top left corner, Fine and very rare use of the 10c rate to Australia by American Packet Direct from San Francisco, sent approximately one month after the rate became effective

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1437
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1437, Australian States30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with two 2c Brown (157) and three 10c Brown (161), tied by segmented cork cancels with magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid Aug. 17" (1874) circular datestamp on corner card cover to Melbourne, Australia, receiving backstamp of Sep. 28, 30c and right 10c stamps with tear, some edgewear and minor perf toning, otherwise Fine and scarce use, quadruple 16c rate for British Mail via Southampton

E. 500-750
325
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1438
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1438, Australian States2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Two, used with 3c Green (205) and 5c Yellow Brown (207), 5c tied by "New York Aug, 18 '83" duplex datestamp and other stamps by same device dated Aug. 20, on corner card cover to Sydney, Australia, backstamped in New York and San Francisco and with "Error in Postage/ Return to Sender" label, fresh and Very Fine, an interesting use, this was initially paid only 5c under the mistaken assumption that it qualified for the UPU rate, the additional postage was then added to make up the correct 12c treaty rate by British Mail via Brindisi

E. 400-500
225
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1439
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1439, Australian States15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Six singles, used with 2c Brown (210) and 4c Blue Green (211), tied by "Boston Mass Sep. 16 '87" duplex datestamps on linen-lined cover to Melbourne, Australia, London Paid transit and Melbourne receiving backstamps, "More to Pay" oval handstamp, several stamps with faults, cover wear and minor faults, otherwise Fine, a scarce large franking paying eight-times the 12c treaty rate by British Mail via Brindisi, ex Weiss

E. 400-500
425
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