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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 — Circus Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2181
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2181, Circus Covers1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65), 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65)1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65). Rich colors, tied by "New-York Feb. 19" double-circle datestamps on buff cover with "Van Amburgh & Co.'s Mammoth Menagerie and Great Moral Exhibition" illustrated circus design to Harrisburgh Ind., slightly reduced at left and some edgewear, 3c affected from placement at edge of cover, still Very Fine and beautiful circus design, also a scarce carrier use

E. 1,000-1,500
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2182
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2182, Circus Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright shade, cancelled by target on buff cover with illustration for "P. T. Barnum's Broadway American Museum and Menagerie & Dan Castello's Mammoth Circus" depicting a seal, crocodile, snake and other oddities, to Worcester Mass., barely reduced at right, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 750-1,000
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2183
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2183, Circus Covers3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by grid, indistinct circular datestamp on yellow cover with "Campbell's Zoological and Equestrian Institute" illustration depicting elephants, tigers and other exotic animals, to Harrisburgh Ind., some edge flaws, still Very Fine and rare circus-related use with the 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 1,000-1,500
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2184
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2184, Circus Covers3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by target cancel, indistinct circular datestamp on multicolored "P. T. Barnum's Hippodrome, New York" illustrated cover depicting women horse racers wearing togas, to Youngstown O., slightly reduced at right affecting stamp, still a colorful and beautiful circus design

E. 1,000-1,500
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2185
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2185, Circus Covers3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by cork, "Station F, Phila. Mar. 18 4" circular datestamp on yellow cover with "O'Brien's 6 Shows Consolidated Museum, Menagerie, Circus and Caravan" illustration depicting a six-tent circus, to Hudson N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful circus cover and rare deign

E. 1,000-1,500
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2186
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2186, Circus Covers2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by "New York Mar. 11, 1884 1PM" duplex datestamp on "P. T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth and the Great London Circus" illustrated cover advertising three circuses in three rings etc., to Franklin Square in New York, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful circus cover

E. 750-1,000
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2187
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2187, Circus Covers2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by large "R" cancel and "Richmond Ind. 7PM 1 Aug." circular datestamp on locally used "Van Amburgh New Railroad Shows" illustrated circus cover, with enclosure from manager Hyatt Frost (does not originate), slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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