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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Caribbean

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1106
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1106, Caribbean10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by red foreign mail cork cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 10" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, light strike of "NA1" in oval handstamp for postage due from recipient, some tape staining along edges where improperly mended, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the Havana Line Columbia from New York on Nov. 11, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 400-500
550
1107
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1107, Caribbean10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with Great Britain 1865 4p Vermilion (43), both stamps affixed by the sender in Matanzas, Cuba, on Nov. 18, 1872 folded letter to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via St. Thomas D.W.I. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, blue "FRANCISCO ABALLI/ MATANZAS" two-line forwarder's handstamp, additional J. Niles & Co. St. Thomas forwarder's backstamp, "St. Thomas 31/12" circular datestamp applied upon entry into mail system, stamps cancelled and tied by blurry strike of "C83" British Post Office numeral grid applied at Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 5, 1873 receipt docketing, 4p stamp with bit of bottom left corner reduced, barely noticeable due to the postmark

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM CUBA TO BUENOS AIRES VIA ST. THOMAS AND RIO DE JANEIRO. ALTHOUGH THIS COVER NEVER TOUCHED UNITED STATES SOIL, IT REQUIRED 10-CENT POSTAGE FOR TRANSPORT ON A UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY VESSEL FROM ST. THOMAS TO RIO DE JANEIRO. A FASCINATING USE OF THE BANK NOTE ISSUE.

A few covers sent from Cuba to correspondents in Buenos Aires show the unusual routing via St. Thomas and Rio de Janeiro. The senders evidently arranged for letters to be carried on a Spanish packet outside the mails from Havana to St. Thomas, which explains the absence of Cuban postmarks. This letter entered the mails through the St. Thomas post office. Danish West Indies postage was paid in cash, and the U.S. and Great Britain stamps were left uncancelled. The only way for mail to reach Rio de Janeiro from St. Thomas was on a regular U.S. & Brazil Mail Steamship Co. sailing, which required 10c U.S. postage (in this case, paid by the stamp affixed in Matanzas). On arrival at Rio, the letter was handed over to the British Post Office, which applied the "C83" cancel and sent it by a Pacific Steam Navigation Co. vessel to Buenos Aires.

With 2002 P.F. certificate mentioning only a "sealed tear" on 4p stamp

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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1108
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1108, Caribbean2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Used with six 10c Brown (161) and tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN3), right stamps also tied by blurry strike of red "New York Paid All" circular datestamp on 1874 cover from Cuba to Barcelona, Spain, via the United States, cover also bears four Cuba 25c Ultramarine (59) tied by indistinct strikes of oval florette cancels, partly struck receiving backstamp, red crayon "10/2" credit, some small stamp flaws and cosmetic improvements to the cover

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED FRANKING -- MIXED COUNTRIES AND MIXED ISSUES -- PAYING POSTAGE FROM CUBA TO THE UNITED STATES AND BEYOND TO SPAIN. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL GEOMETRIC CANCELS.

There are ten recorded mixed franking covers sent from Cuba to Spain. This cover is one of the most attractive of the Quadrado correspondence, because it has a large number of stamps, all of which are tied on the front, including by NYFM cancels.

Ex Boker

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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1109
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1109, Caribbean10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with pair and single 3c Green (158) and Cuba 1875 50c Blue Green (65), U.S. stamps tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EP3) on cover from Cuba to Barcelona, Spain via the United States, Cuba stamp tied by Havana double-circle datestamp, bold "N. York Steamship Jul. 30" (1875) and red "New York Jul. 31" circular datestamps applied in transit, blurry strike of receiving backstamp, 10c stamps with small creases

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING ON COVER FROM CUBA TO SPAIN VIA THE UNITED STATES.

This is a very attractive example from the Quadrado correspondence, with all stamps tied on the front (the U.S. stamps tied by New York Foreign Mail cancels) and condition which is superior to many of the fragile covers from this group.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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1110
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1110, Caribbean10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by quartered cork cancel and used with Cuba 1875 50c Blue Green (65), tied by "P.C." in circle handstamp on black-bordered mourning cover from Cuba to France via the United States, "N. York Steamship Nov. 26" (1875) circular datestamp applied in transit, "PAID TO/ U.S. ONLY" two-line handstamp, blue French arrival datestamp of Dec. 10 and three transit and receiving backstamps, manuscript due rate, cover with seal on flap

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING FROM CUBA TO FRANCE, VIA THE UNITED STATES.

The 10c Bank Note paid only the incoming steamship rate from Cuba, with the Cuban stamp paying local postage. The unpaid U.S.-France treaty rate postage was due from the recipient.

Ex Gibson and from our 1974 Rarities sale

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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1111
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1111, Caribbean10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by "N. York Steamship Mar. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Boston Mass. originating in Cuba with pair Cuba 1877 25c Dark Green (73), tied by blurry strike of Matanzas Mar. 23 (1877) double-circle datestamp, sender's directive "per S.S. 'Culumbus'" [sic], Cuban stamps with few minor nibbed perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE CUBA-UNITED STATES COMBINATION FRANKING ON AN INCOMING STEAMSHIP COVER TO BOSTON. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH BOTH COUNTRIES' STAMPS PAYING REGULAR POSTAGE INSTEAD OF FORWARDING OR POSTAGE DUE.

The sender in Cuba apparently had a supply of 10c U.S. stamps and used one when posting this cover in Matanzas. The New York exchange office cancelled the stamp and forwarded it on to Boston.

Ex Tows. With 1988 Francisco Graus and 2001 P.F. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1112
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1112, Caribbean2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Strip of six and three singles, tied by six strikes of "New York Steamship Sep. 20" (1871) circular datestamp on cover from Curacao to New York, "B & D Jesurun Curacao" merchant's oval handstamp, "St. Thomas 13 9 1871" circular datestamp, origination docketing inside flap dated "Curacao Sept. 7/71, Rec. 20, Answer 20" which confirms all the dates in the markings, stamp at top right with tear at top

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY USE FROM CURACAO TO THE UNITED STATES, FULLY PREPAID IN CURACAO WITH 20-CENTS U.S. POSTAGE FOR DOUBLE THE STEAMSHIP RATE.

Inbound uses from Curacao franked with Bank Note Issues are rare. This cover, with ten National Bank Note Co. 2c Red Brown ungrilled stamps, is spectacular

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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1113
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1113, Caribbean10c Deep Green (68 var), 10c Deep Green (68 var)10c Deep Green (68 var). Horizontal pair, intense color -- at first we thought this was a First Design -- tied by "New York Steamship ? 20" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, "St. Thomas 13 9 1867" origination circular datestamp, missing side flaps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, right stamp tiny tear at bottom, left stamp few short perfs at bottom, appears Very Fine, ex Waterhouse

E. 200-300
200
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1114
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1114, Caribbean5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Two, affixed slightly overlapping and used with 3c Green (158), grid cancels with "Oxford Mass. Nov. 18" (1876) circular datestamp on cover to U.S. Navy ship at St. Thomas, West Indies, red "New York 8 Nov. 26" credit datestamp, St. Thomas backstamp (Dec. 14), forwarded to Port Royal S.C., lengthy tissue-paper letter accompanies but did not originate with the cover (dated 1872, may belong with the correspondence), 3c with small piece out at top, 5c stamps with light creases, Very Fine appearance, sent by British Mail via Havana (13c rate), with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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1115
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1115, Caribbean10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, tied by "N. York Steamship Dec. 20" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover originating in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and addressed to Philadelphia, blue company datestamp at lower left, sender's directive "pr Brazil str via St. Thomas", receiving backstamp, tiny edge tears at top and bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, a scarce 10c 1869 use from Puerto Rico, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1116
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1116, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. III-III (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. III-III (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. III-III (201). Positions 6-7, horizontal pair showing the fancy outlined "5" which is found only on these two positions from the sheet of 10, full framelines all around, uncancelled and affixed to cover to Mrs. R. D. Potts at The Presidio, San Francisco Cal., "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico. Wash D.C. Aug. 30 '98 12 M." duplex cancel struck partly off top of cover next to pair, backstamped with "San Francisco Sep. 12 '98 11 PM" duplex and "Presidio Cal. Rec'd. Sep. 13, 1898 9 AM", minor soiling and bottom of cover with small tears, accompanied by letter from Capt. Potts to the New England Stamp Company offering Coamo stamps and covers for sale

VERY FINE COVER AND LETTER. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN COVERS BEARING A PAIR OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL. IT IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN FRANKINGS TO SAN FRANCISCO.

The first knowledge in the philatelic world of the existence of the Coamo provisional stamps was most likely provided by Captain R. D. Potts's use of the stamps on mail to his wife in San Francisco, rather than Alfred O. Tittmann's purchase of the remainder sheets, which became known later. Shortly after Potts mailed his letters an article about the Coamo Provisional appeared in Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News. The cover offered here is the first of three sent by Potts to his wife and may have been the source of the Mekeels article. One other Potts cover also bears a pair and these two are the only Coamo covers recorded with pairs. While the stamps were not valid on mail sent outside of Puerto Rico, Potts was a collector and recognized the philatelic significance of using the Coamo Provisional on his mail. Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including the three which were sent by Captain Potts. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

The accompanying letter from Capt. Potts to the New England Stamp Co. is dated January 28, 1900. It describes how he came into possession of provisional stamps while serving in the U.S. force that captured Coamo, and states that he sent three covers to his wife, using a total of five stamps. This exactly matches the known population of Potts covers and stamps used on them.

Census No. 201-COV-05. Ex Junghanns. Listed in Scott as pair on cover but unpriced. Scott Retail as single on cover $27,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
5,250
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1117
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1117, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201). Position 5, full framelines all around, uncancelled and affixed to green cover addressed to Playa de Ponce P.R., clear strike of "Postage Due 2 cts" handstamp applied at receiving office with "2" in manuscript, magenta "Santiago Hermoso Coamo, Puerto-Rico" oval forwarders handstamp, "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico, Wash. D.C. Recd. Sep. 1 '98" backstamp, irregular top left corner, stamp with some inconsequential edge toning

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER WITH THE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL AND THE U.S. POSTAGE DUE HANDSTAMP APPLIED AT PLAYA DE PONCE. ONLY ONE OTHER COVER IS KNOWN WITH THE POSTAGE DUE HANDSTAMP.

The origin of the Coamo covers was discussed in a 1988 article in Possessions by Ovidio Davila. Davila states that Alfred O. Tittmann, the stamp collector who is known to have purchased the remainder sheets and brought them to the United States for sale, also obtained a number of Coamo covers with single stamps used to Ponce. He sold these covers to Mr. Robert L. Junghanns between 1920 and 1923. The six Coamo covers offered in this section come from the Junghanns collection.

Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including three which were used by Captain R. D. Potts on mail to San Francisco. Seven are known with single Coamo stamps exhibiting the proper local use within Puerto Rico during the approximate three-week period when regular stamps were not available. None of the stamps was cancelled at its origination, probably because there were no cancelling devices left in Coamo when the Spanish evacuated. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

The presence of the postage due handstamp on this and the cover offered in the following lot is evidence that military postal officials in Ponce did not regard the Coamo stamp as paying U.S. postage. However, this was not applied consistently as these are the only two covers that have evidence of postage due.

Census No. 201-COV-06. Ex Tittmann and Junghanns. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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1118
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1118, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201). Position 10, three full framelines to just in at top, tied by light strike of receiving handstamp on textured cover to Ponce P.R., clear strike of "Postage Due 2 cts" handstamp applied at receiving office with "2" in manuscript, "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico, Wash. D.C. Recd. Aug. 24 '98" backstamp, two more faint strikes on front including one that ties the stamp, central file fold, irregular top left edge and small cover tear to left of stamp

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO LOCAL USES OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL ISSUE TIED ON COVER. IT IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN USES WITH THE U.S. POSTAGE DUE HANDSTAMP, APPLIED AT PLAYA DE PONCE.

The origin of the Coamo covers was discussed in a 1988 article in Possessions by Ovidio Davila. Davila states that Alfred O. Tittmann, the stamp collector who is known to have purchased the remainder sheets and brought them to the United States for sale, also obtained a number of Coamo covers with single stamps used to Ponce. He sold these covers to Mr. Robert L. Junghanns between 1920 and 1923. The six Coamo covers offered in this section come from the Junghanns collection.

Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including three which were used by Captain R. D. Potts on mail to San Francisco. Seven are known with single Coamo stamps exhibiting the proper local use within Puerto Rico during the approximate three-week period when regular stamps were not available. None of the stamps was cancelled at its origination, probably because there were no cancelling devices left in Coamo when the Spanish evacuated. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

The four known tied Coamo Provisionals on cover, including one of the two local uses offered here, were cancelled in transit or at the receiving post office (two are from the group sent by Potts). The presence of the postage due handstamp on this and the cover offered in the previous lot is evidence that military postal officials in Ponce did not regard the Coamo stamp as paying U.S. postage. However, this was not applied consistently as these are the only two covers that have evidence of postage due.

Census No. 201-COV-03. Ex Tittmann and Junghanns. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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1119
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1119, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201). Position 3, full framelines all around, uncancelled and affixed to cover to Ponce P.R., "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico, Wash. D.C. Recd. Aug. 19, '98" backstamp, opened roughly at right slightly into address and small tears on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL ISSUE USED LOCALLY ON COVER, DURING THE APPROXIMATE THREE-WEEK PERIOD IN WHICH REGULAR STAMPS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN ON-COVER USE. (SEE ALSO LOT 1121).

The origin of the Coamo covers was discussed in a 1988 article in Possessions by Ovidio Davila. Davila states that Alfred O. Tittmann, the stamp collector who is known to have purchased the remainder sheets and brought them to the United States for sale, also obtained a number of Coamo covers with single stamps used to Ponce. He sold these covers to Mr. Robert L. Junghanns between 1920 and 1923. The six Coamo covers offered in this section come from the Junghanns collection.

Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including three which were used by Captain R. D. Potts on mail to San Francisco. Seven are known with single Coamo stamps exhibiting the proper local use within Puerto Rico during the approximate three-week period when regular stamps were not available. None of the stamps was cancelled at its origination, probably because there were no cancelling devices left in Coamo when the Spanish evacuated. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

Census No. 201-COV-01. Ex Tittmann and Junghanns. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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1120
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1120, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. II (201). Position 1, full framelines all around, uncancelled and affixed to cover to Playa Ponce P.R., manuscript "Correo" (mail) at top, no receiving backstamp, stamp with minor edge gum soaks, cover opened roughly at bottom with small tears including into address

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL ISSUE USED LOCALLY ON COVER, DURING THE APPROXIMATE THREE-WEEK PERIOD IN WHICH REGULAR STAMPS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THIS IS THE LATEST KNOWN USE.

The origin of the Coamo covers was discussed in a 1988 article in Possessions by Ovidio Davila. Davila states that Alfred O. Tittmann, the stamp collector who is known to have purchased the remainder sheets and brought them to the United States for sale, also obtained a number of Coamo covers with single stamps used to Ponce. He sold these covers to Mr. Robert L. Junghanns between 1920 and 1923. The six Coamo covers offered in this section come from the Junghanns collection.

Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including three which were used by Captain R. D. Potts on mail to San Francisco. Seven are known with single Coamo stamps exhibiting the proper local use within Puerto Rico during the approximate three-week period when regular stamps were not available. None of the stamps was cancelled at its origination, probably because there were no cancelling devices left in Coamo when the Spanish evacuated. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

Census No. 201-COV-10. Ex Tittmann and Junghanns. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
2,500
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1121
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1121, CaribbeanPUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201), PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201)PUERTO RICO, Coamo Provisional, 1898, 5c Black, Ty. I (201). Position 4, full framelines to touched at right, small bit of ink smearing at right of stamp extends to cover and may be a tying cancel but ambiguous, affixed to typed-address cover to "Director de El Autonomista" in Ponce P.R., "Military Sta. 1 Porto Rico, Wash. D.C. Recd. Aug. 19, '98" backstamp, opened roughly at right, heavy central file fold, stamp with slight edge scuff along frameline at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE 5-CENT 1898 COAMO PROVISIONAL ISSUE USED LOCALLY ON COVER, DURING THE APPROXIMATE THREE WEEK PERIOD IN WHICH REGULAR STAMPS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN ON-COVER USE. (SEE ALSO LOT 1119).

The origin of the Coamo covers was discussed in a 1988 article in Possessions by Ovidio Davila. Davila states that Alfred O. Tittmann, the stamp collector who is known to have purchased the remainder sheets and brought them to the United States for sale, also obtained a number of Coamo covers with single stamps used to Ponce. He sold these covers to Mr. Robert L. Junghanns between 1920 and 1923. The six Coamo covers offered in this section come from the Junghanns collection.

Ten Coamo covers are known in total, including three which were used by Captain R. D. Potts on mail to San Francisco. Seven are known with single Coamo stamps exhibiting the proper local use within Puerto Rico during the approximate three-week period when regular stamps were not available. None of the stamps was cancelled at its origination, probably because there were no cancelling devices left in Coamo when the Spanish evacuated. Our census is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/puertorico/scott/201

Census No. 201-COV-02. Ex Tittmann and Junghanns. Scott Retail $27,500.00

E. 4,000-5,000
2,000
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1122
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1122, Caribbean5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Rich color, tied by "Schenectady N.Y. Apr. 26 98 5:30PM" duplex on cover to Puerto Rico, with "Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" label, purple pointing hand with "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper", New York backstamp, with original enclosures, Very Fine, scarce Spanish-American War use

E. 200-300
325
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1123
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1123, Caribbean2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Green (279), each stamp cancelled or tied by purple "Postages Correos 5 Centavos" provisional handstamp on 1898 cover to Paris, France, "Porto Rico Military Sta. 12 11 98" backstamp, sender's directive "Via New York" at top left, fresh and Very Fine, rare use of the provisional handstamp as a cancel, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1124
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1124, Caribbean1c 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. 500-750
0
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1125
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1125, Caribbean2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by Spanish oval cancel and "Morovis 17 May 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Vega Baja backstamp and "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan Porto Rico Rec'd May 18 99", stamp with just a hint of toning along edges, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use of captured Spanish postmark devices on a U.S. stamp, mailed within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were introduced in March 1899 but were apparently not available to the sender of this cover, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 500-750
500
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1126
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1126, Caribbean2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Bright color, used with Puerto Rico, 1904, 1m Ultramarine (81), tied together on European-size cover by light strike of Puerto Rico circular datestamp, to New York, light strike of Havana and "P.O. N.Y. 10-15 98 4PM" backstamps, horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine, scarce use from San Juan while still under Spanish control and routed thru Havana, normally this would have been sent thru a military station, ex Preston

E. 400-500
225
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1127
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1127, Caribbean2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Bright color, tied by "San Juan Porto Rico Sep. 16 10:30am 1902" duplex datestamp on cover to Hungary, 15c deficiency and 30 filler due handstamps, New York and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce use from Puerto Rico to Hungary, ex Gallagher

E. 200-300
0
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1128
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1128, Caribbean2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Two, used with 1c Ultramarine and two 3c Green (156, 158) tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Nov. 6 4PM" (1877) duplex datestamp and grid cancels on steam carvers' corner card cover to Jamaica, forwarded to Havana, Cuba with Jamaica 1871 6p Lilac (11) tied by "AO1" in barred oval cancel, "Kingston Jamaica No. 21 '77" circular datestamp ties 3c stamps, left 3c with a tear, 1c and left 2c with crease from file fold virtually unnoticeable, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE AND JAMAICA COMBINATION FRANKING, PAYING POSTAGE FROM THE U.S. TO JAMAICA AND FORWARDING POSTAGE TO CUBA.

Ex Albert

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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1129
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1129, Caribbean15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 3c Green (158), tied by light strike of circular datestamp cancel on cover to Port of Spain, Trinidad, red "New York 8 Dec. 23" (1873) credit datestamp, sender's directive "Via St. Thomas" and backstamped at St. Thomas on Dec. 31, blue crayon "5" and Trinidad arrival datestamp (Jan. 1874), 15c stamp repaired at bottom, soiling, otherwise Very Fine and scarce destination, sent via British Mail at the 18c rate via St. Thomas or Havana

E. 400-500
550
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