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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1263
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1263, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 1c Blue (63) and 2c Black (73), tied by circle of wedges cancels and red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. Paid 12 Feb. 12" (1863) credit datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag, Odd Fellows, House and Slogan Patriotic cover to Vienna, Austria, from the Angell correspondence, slogan reads "My God first, my Country next and then my Family", Magee imprint, neat "FRANCO" handstamp at lower left, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, 2c with two small tears, 1c small stain at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH AN ODD FELLOWS THEME, USED TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. FROM THE FAMOUS ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

The Odd Fellows was a secret fraternity, separate from the Masons. The three links in the symbol stand for its motto of "Friendship, Love and Truth". In 1851 it became the first fraternal organization to accept women (the Daughters of Rebekah). This effort was spearheaded by Schuyler Colfax, who would later serve as Grant's Vice President.

Dr. Henry C. Angell was an optometrist who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a very few forwarded to other destinations. He was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while he travelled abroad.

Ex Worden and Faiman. With 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
1264
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1264, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Used with 1c Gray Blue and 2c Brown (206, 206), tied by neat circular grid cancels on 1886 registered 2c Brown entire to Nickolsburg, Austria, New York registry label missing small piece at bottom, San Francisco registry datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and colorful combination for the 5c UPU and 15c registered rates, ex Gibson

E. 300-400
225
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1265
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1265, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Tied by light strike of "Washington D.C. Jul. 1?" (1859) circular datestamp on folded printed circular for subscriptions to "The History, Conditions and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States" by Henry Schoolcraft, originally published by the Smithsonian Institution but now owned by the author's wife, to Pesth, Germany (Budapest, Hungary), red French transit datestamp (Aug. 1), blue manuscript rate, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, scarce use

E. 300-400
700
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1266
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1266, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), each cancelled by Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel (clear strike on 10c) on yellow cover to Temosvar, Hungary, sender's directive "Via Bremen by Steamer 'Hansa'", light strike of red "N. York Bremen Pkt. Paid 12 Apr. 21" (1866) credit datestamp, blue "America uber Bremen Franco" transit handstamp, receiving backstamp, few small filing holes far from stamps

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE UNION SOLDIER'S HEAD FANCY CANCELLATION ON A COVER TO HUNGARY.

This is reportedly the only known cover to Hungary with this fancy cancel. This cancel's creation and use in 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War. It is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries. This explains why it is found on high values of the 1861-66 Issue, including the 10c, 12c, 15c, 24c, 30c and 90c denomination stamps off cover. Covers with this cancel are very rare, probably because European stamp collectors removed the high-value stamps from covers.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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1267
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1267, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by New York Foreign Mail multi-point Star cancel, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Apr. 23" (1863) credit datestamp on cover to Tiszafured, Hungary, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, additional transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine use to a scarce destination

E. 300-400
900
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1268
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1268, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Two, used with two singles 2c Red Brown (146), tied by geometric cancels with "St. Louis Mo." circular datestamp (unclear date) on 1872 buff cover to Pest, Hungary, red "New York Paid All Direct Jul. 11" circular datestamp, boxed "Hamburg Franco" handstamp, couple very minor perf flaws, Very Fine and a scarce use to Budapest during the Bank Note period, sent via the NGU Mails Direct (6c rate)

E. 400-500
700
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1269
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1269, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel on cover addressed to Budapest, Hungary, part strike of red New York circular datestamp, manuscript "Via Germany" at top, Budapest receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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1270
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1270, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Pair, used with pair 3c Green (158), tied by "New York Paid All Sep. 2" (1873) circular datestamp and indistinct numeral handstamps on overall lithographed attorney corner card cover to Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest receiving backstamp, opening tears at top not affecting stamps, still Very Fine cover to a rare destination during this period, sent via North German Union Closed Mail, ex dos Passos and Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1271
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1271, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Two, tied by segmented cork cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 2?" circular datestamp on cover to Bucharest, Romania, red "New York Oct. 28" circular datestamp, handstamped and crayon rates, underpayment handstamps including "INSUFFICIENTLY PAID", stamps with some toned perfs, otherwise Fine, a very scarce destination during this period

E. 400-500
850
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1272
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1272, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Tied by "Saint Paul, Minn. Jan. 3 '87" duplex datestamp on cover to Sistoff (Svishtov), Bulgaria, "New York Jan. 5 '87" duplex datestamp struck on back, blue 1887 Cyrillic/Roman Sistov datestamp at left and on back, transit backstamps, cover with bit of wear at top right corner not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine and very rare destination during this period, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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1273
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1273, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria2c Carmine (267), 2c Carmine (267)2c Carmine (267). Two pairs, tied by "St. Louis Reg. Mo." ovals on 5c Blue on Amber entire (U335) to Sofia, Bulgaria, forwarded to Pycce, purple June, 4, 1898 registry datestamp, New York and Bulgarian backstamps, small ink smear in address, still Very Fine and rare, ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
150
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