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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
891
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 891, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues1c-50c Columbian (230-240), 1c-50c Columbian (230-240)1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Rich colors, 2c and 6c s.e. at top, used with 10c Dark Green (258), tied by New York registry ovals, purple "Registered, Feb. 8, 1894, Branch P.O. Station E, New York P.O." boxed datestamp on blue registered cover to Hamburg, Germany, New York and receiving backstamps, vertical file fold miraculously misses all stamps, light crease affects 30c and 50c, 1c faulty corner at top left, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful use

E. 400-500
325
892
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 892, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues1c-30c Columbian (230-239), 1c-30c Columbian (230-239)1c-30c Columbian (230-239). Rich colors, 2c and 30c s.e. on one side, "San Francisco" registry ovals on 10c Columbian entire (U351) to Rouen, France, red "Reg. Division San Francisco Jan. 10, 1894", New York, Paris and receiving backstamps, sender's label on back, New York registry label, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and colorful

E. 300-400
600
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893
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 893, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Used with 1c and 2c Trans-Mississippi and 1c Deep Green (285-286, 279), tied by "Lowell Mass. Jun. 8 '99" duplex datestamps on cover to Stockholm, Sweden, Lowell, New York and Stockholm backstamps, Very Fine and colorful use paying the proper 5c UPU rate

E. 300-400
300
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894
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 894, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Five covers, each bearing single, destinations include St. Lucia (forwarded to Maine, then forwarded again to N.Y.), Barbados, Belize (Western Union Telegram corner card), Santo Domingo and Surinam, overall fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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895
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 895, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Rich color, tied by "Exposition Sta., Omaha, Nebr., Oct. 21 4:00PM 98" duplex datestamp on Montgomery Ward & Co. corner card cover to Des Moines Iowa, Very Fine, a scarce use of single 1c value with the Exposition Station cancel on an unsealed circular, the 1c is more frequently found in pairs for the 2c letter rate, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 300-400
200
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896
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 896, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues1c-10c Trans-Mississippi (285-290), 1c-10c Trans-Mississippi (285-290)1c-10c Trans-Mississippi (285-290). Rich colors, tied by "Omaha Nebr. R.D." registry oval cancels on cover to Metz, Germany, purple "Registered Omaha, Nebr., Jun. 22 1898" three-line handstamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp, with multicolored American flag sticker on back tied by blue crayon, slight scuffing at left edge of cover, Very Fine and colorful, mailed five days after the first day of use

E. 400-500
850
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897
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 897, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps, Very Fine and most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate, despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
375
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898
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 898, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Tied by "La Crosse Wis. Apr. 11 12M '99" duplex datestamp on green cover to Kiautschou, China, manuscript "Via Chefoo" notation at bottom and eight separate datestamps on front and back trace the circuitous route this cover took to reach Kiautschou, including New York, San Francisco, Nagasaki, Vladivostok, Russia and China, slightly reduced at left and some minor edge faults, a fascinating cover which is addressed to a German marine stationed in German leased territory in China (Kiautschou Bay concession), Dr. Heimburger's research indicates this marine's unit was among the first to arrive in relief of the Western legations at Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, only months after this cover was received, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
750
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899
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 899, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Aug. 19 2:30 PM '98" machine cancel on cover to Campi Bisenzio, Italy and forwarded to Vienna, Austria, "T Centimes 5 N.Y." deficiency handstamp, large eagle and shield customs seal affixed and upon arrival in Vienna with 1kr and 3kr Austria 1894-95 Postage Dues (J1, J3), perfs at left affected from overlapping edge of cover, both tied by Vienna circular datestamp, 4c Trans-Mississippi with perf flaw and small tear at right, Very Fine appearance, a striking cover

E. 500-750
500
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900
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 900, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Bottom imprint and plate no. 636 pair, used with single 1c Trans-Mississippi (285) with bottom imprint selvage, tied by "Richmond Ill. Feb. 11 3PM 1899" circular datestamps on registered legal size 4c Carmine entire to Honolulu, Hawaii, forwarded to U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai via Yokohama, forwarded again to Berlin, Germany, then sent to New York, then to the Dead Letter Office and finally back to Richmond Ill., tremendous range of markings from each stage of the journey including San Francisco and Shanghai registry labels, D.L.O. record handstamp ties 4c stamps, German label on back noting insufficient address, vertical file fold does not affect stamps, split at left and partly at bottom, Very Fine appearance, a fantastic use

E. 300-400
1,600
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901
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 901, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues4c, 5c Trans-Mississippi (287, 288), 4c, 5c Trans-Mississippi (287, 288)4c, 5c Trans-Mississippi (287, 288). Horizontal pair of 4c, tied by penstrokes on registered 5c entire to Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, purple "Vicksburg Miss. Registered Aug. 30, 1898" double-circle datestamp, New York registry label, missing top flap, light cover crease at right does not affect stamps, still Very Fine and scarce use

E. 300-400
425
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902
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 902, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues5c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (288, 289), 5c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (288, 289)5c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (288, 289). Each natural s.e. one side, cancelled by light strikes of cork, purple "Registered Sep. 26, 1899 Salt Lake City, Utah" three-line handstamp on cover to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, San Francisco registry label affixed over 5c stamp, Auckland registry backstamp, some slight wear, Very Fine use to a rare destination

E. 300-400
350
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903
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 903, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Horizontal pair, used with seven other Trans-Mississippi stamps including 1c, 4c (two), 5c and 8c (three) on 1898 manila registered cover to Brussels, Belgium, Baltimore registry double-circle datestamp of Nov. 30, New York registry label affixed over three stamps, various other appropriate registry and transit markings front and back, Very Fine, a most attractive five-color franking to Belgium

E. 300-400
600
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904
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 904, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by oval registry cancel, purple "Registered Jan. 16, 1899 Branch P.O. Station ?, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on cover from Constantin Witt to 1st Lieut. Maus in Lichtenthal, Germany, receiving datestamp also ties stamp, second strike on back, stamp with tiny perf tear at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, ex "World's Fair" and Dr. Heimburger

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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905
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 905, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Used with 3c Purple (268), both tied by bold strikes of target cancel, New Orleans La. Mar. 25, 1899 registered handstamp on large buff cover to Bordeaux, France, New York registry label, New York and French backstamps, 50c with couple toned perfs, reduced at left not affecting any markings, Fine registered use to France, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
750
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906
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 906, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Perfs to in at right, used with strip of three 2c Trans-Mississippi (286), all tied by "Omaha Nebr. R.D." oval cancels on Jan. 23, 1899 registered package wrapper to Fremont Nebr., some minor cover wear, Fine combination use paying the 8c registry fee plus 24-times the 2c letter rate, illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 69), ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
750
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907
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 907, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering, used with horizontal strip of three 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), tied by bold strikes of New York registry oval handstamps on blue oversize cover to Budapest, Hungary, "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 8-1 1898" oval datestamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a rare franking with the 50c Trans-Mississippi

E. 500-750
500
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908
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 908, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Detailed impression, tied by New York registry oval on illustrated corner card cover for "Hensel, Bruckmann & Lorbacher, Parcel Agency for the German Mail" to Munich, Germany, addressed to D. Heinemann, purple "Registered, Jul. 22, 1898, Branch P.O. Station P., New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp (Aug. 1)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

The sender, Hensel Bruckmann & Lorbacher, is still in business as freight forwarders.

Ex Saffin, Rosenthal, "World's Fair" and Dr. Heimburger. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (pp. 98, 151).

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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909
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 909, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Used with 1c and 4c Trans-Mississippi (285, 287) and 5c Chocolate (270), $1.00 tied by "Washingtonville N.Y. Nov. 3 7AM 1898" duplex datestamp, New York registry label on cover front only to Poitiers, France, Societe Francaise Vinicole (wine company) of Hammondsport N.Y. corner card, two different registry numbers (for the package and attached letter)

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WITH A 5-CENT 1895 BUREAU AND ONE-CENT AND 4-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMPS ON A WINE-RELATED COVER FRONT TO FRANCE.

Ex Dr. Heimburger. Illustrated in Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 152).

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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910
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 910, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Cancelled by New York registry oval on cover to Budapest, Hungary, addressed to the famous Hungarian philatelist Richter Lajos in the hand of Constantin Witt, purple "Registered, Dec. 3, 1900, Branch P.O. Station K, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on back, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE ON COVER TO HUNGARY.

Our Levi records contain seven covers with single frankings of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue.

Ex Rosenthal, "World's Fair" and Dr. Heimburger. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 161). With 1973 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $12,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
12,000
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