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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1093
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1093, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Deep rich color, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by black grid cancel and also by red "Boston 5cts. 7 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Montreal, Canada, manuscript "4-1/2" due marking, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of a single 5c 1847 Issue stamp to Canada, illustrated in Chronicle 81, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
1094
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1094, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, both with rich color and large to full margins, affixed slightly overlapping and tied by red grid cancels with matching "New-York Feb. 11" (1850) circular datestamp on small cover to District of Jerico, Canada, Queenston circular datestamp (Feb. 13), three Canadian transit and receiving backstamps including Toronto and Holland Landing, manuscript "9" pence due marking, Very Fine, ex Shierson

E. 750-1,000
475
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1095
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1095, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full including right sheet margin, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Sep. 3" (1848) circular datestamp on folded cover to Toronto, Canada West, neat strike of red "Queenston U.C. Sep. 10 1848" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing side flaps, stamp affected by pressed-out vertical file fold (is barely noticeable), Very Fine appearance

E. 500-750
425
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1096
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1096, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just touching the frameline at bottom, tied by red grid cancel with matching bold strike of "New-York Nov. 30" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to St. Catharines, Canada, perfect clear strike of Queenston transit datestamp (Dec. 2), manuscript "4-1/2" pence due, Very Fine with all markings boldly struck

E. 500-750
1,000
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1097
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1097, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample margins to clear at top left, tied by red grid cancel with matching "New-York Sep. 23" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Quebec, Canada, faint strike in red to left of stamp of what might be "STEAM/BOAT" two-line handstamp (Hudson River Mail, would have been struck at Albany), red "Montreal L.C. SP. 25 1850" transit datestamp, manuscript "11 -1/2" due in Quebec, receipt docketing and Quebec backstamp, Very Fine and scarce use, unlisted in USPCS census, tiny dealer handstamps in two corners, with 1998 Roumet certificate

E. 500-750
550
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1098
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1098, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear at lower left, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Oct. 10" circular datestamp on small envelope to Quebec, Canada, Quebec arrival backstamp (Oct. 15) with unclear year date, manuscript "4-1/2" pence due, gently cleaned, Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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1099
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1099, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Green, Ty. III-IV (33-34), 10c Green, Ty. III-IV (33-34)10c Green, Ty. III-IV (33-34). Positions 63-64L1, right stamp recut at top and bottom (the only double recut on plate), choice centering, tied by light strike of "Wiscasset Me. Jul. 12" (1858) circular datestamp on cover to St. John, New Brunswick, sender's directive "per Steamer via Portland", receiving backstamp, with original enclosure, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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1100
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1100, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40), 10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40)10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40). With printed Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, used to San Francisco with British Columbia, 1869, 5c on 3p Bright Red, Perf 14 (9) tied by neat strike of "35" in barred oval, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria Jun. ?" oval datestamp, receipt docketing on back "Robert Beaver, Ans. July 5, 1870", slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive, ex Knapp and Kutz

E. 750-1,000
450
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1101
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1101, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, centered to top, tied by bold "Milwaukee Wis. Oct. 10, 1861" circular datestamp and grid on buff cover to Montreal, Canada, bold "U. States" in arc handstamp, tiny nick in bottom left corner of cover, Very Fine, a choice and early use of the 5c Buff to Canada, ex Gibson

E. 750-1,000
700
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1102
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1102, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon2c Black Jack Covers to Canada (73), 2c Black Jack Covers to Canada (73)2c Black Jack Covers to Canada (73). Seven covers, six pay the 10c rate with a multiple Black Jack franking, including four with 3c 1861 Issue stamps as well, the single 2c use is on a circular to Halifax, one with Milwaukee Wis. illustrated hotel corner card, another with a block of four, condition is a bit rough with varying degrees of faults but all are presentable (we left the truly defective ones in a larger group), Fine and unusual group

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1103
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1103, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Centered to bottom left, tied by Star in Circle fancy cancel, "Springfield Mass. Sep. 2" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Montreal, Quebec, Travelers Insurance Co. of Hartford Conn. printed corner card, 1870 Montreal receiving backstamp, Very Fine and a scarce destination for any of the 1869 Pictorials above the 6c, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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1104
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1104, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by unusual diamonds cancel with "Springfield Mass." duplex datestamp on 1873 green corner card cover to St. John, New Brunswick, forwarded back to Boston with strip of three Canada, 1c Yellow (35), strip tied by quartered cork cancels with St. John N.B. circular datestamp, Mar. 26 St. John backstamp, small nick top left corner, Very Fine and attractive mixed-franking sent back and forth between the U.S. and Canada

E. 400-500
400
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1105
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1105, British North America and St. Pierre & Miquelon5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Tied by large red open-bar grid cancel on folded cover to St. Pierre & Miquelon, bold "New-York Sep. 4, 1860" circular datestamp, clear "10" and "8d" handstamps, neat Boston, Halifax and North Sydney C.B. transits on back, stamp has a few nibbed perfs at top left, lettersheet skillfully strengthened at folds to improve appearance

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY UNITED STATES COVER TO ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON.

Ex Gallagher and "Sevenoaks"

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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