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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Denmark

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1341
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1341, Denmark5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Used with strip of three 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by multiple strikes of "New Orleans La. Jul. 23, 1859" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on back, red "12" credit handstamp and red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, magenta manuscript rates, 10c stamps with some light age bleaching spots, appears Very Fine, a scarce destination during this period, paying the 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
1342
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1342, Denmark10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Vertical pair and single, used with two singles 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), one 3c stamp with straddle-pane margin, all tied by three strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 21, 1860" circular datestamp on folded cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Jan. 16" (1861) circular datestamp on back, red "12" credit handstamp, carried on Cunarder Australasian on Jan. 16, arriving Queenstown Jan. 26, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, blue manuscript rate, transit and arrival backstamps, one 3c stamp slightly overlaps the edge of the cover, affecting a couple of perfs, fresh and Extremely Fine, a lovely and scarce 1857 Issue cover to Denmark, overpaying the Prussian Closed Mail rate by 1c

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1343
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1343, Denmark30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76), tied by target cancel and "Phila. Pa. May 9, 1864" duplex datestamp, red "Boston Paid 12 May 11" credit datestamp and "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid" circular datestamp on back of cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, blue crayon "12" rate, 30c with small corner crease and light soiling, still Very Fine use via Prussian Closed Mail, ex Rohloff, signed Ashbrook

E. 400-500
375
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1344
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1344, Denmark2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Two, used with two 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by segmented cork cancels and "Hartford Ct. Apr. 12" (1870) circular datestamp on overall lithographed Hartford Courant Newspaper corner card cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, unclear strike of New York circular datestamp and "Insufficiently Paid" straightline handstamp which ties one 3c, blue Verviers-Coeln backstamp, right 3c stamp with creases, minor edgewear, still Fine and colorful use from the Warner correspondence, the rates to Denmark by NGU mails were 13c prepaid and 16c unpaid, the Hartford mail clerk apparently experienced significant confusion on this point as a number of the covers from this correspondence are overpaid or underpaid

E. 750-1,000
800
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1345
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1345, Denmark3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Strip of three and single, tied by quartered cork cancels and "Hartford Ct. Feb. 23" (1870) circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Copenhagen, Denmark, red New York backstamp (Feb. 26), framed "Bremen Franco" transit datestamp and large red "2-1/2" credit handstamp, small opening tears at left, right stamp with corner crease entirely in margin, Very Fine appearing cover from the Warner correspondence, the rates to Denmark by NGU mails were 13c prepaid and 16c unpaid, the Hartford mail clerk apparently experienced significant confusion on this point as a number of covers from this correspondence are overpaid or underpaid -- in this case a 1c underpayment was ignored and treated as fully prepaid

E. 500-750
550
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1346
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1346, Denmark12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two singles, used with 2c Brown (113). and tied by Leaf cancels on cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New York Paid All Direct Sep. ?" (1869) circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" transit datestamp, red "5" in circle double credit handstamp, blue crayon "2" indicating double rate, red crayon German credit marking, light vertical file fold barely affects 2c, right 12c tiny corner crease and minor perf creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED USE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON COVER TO DENMARK. IT IS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY RECORDED 1869 FRANKING PAYING DOUBLE 13-CENT RATE TO DENMARK VIA NORTH GERMAN UNION DIRECT MAIL.

Between June 1868 and July 1870, the North German Union Direct rate to Denmark (via Bremen or Hamburg) was 13c (16c unpaid). During the same period, the NGU Closed Mail rate (via England, Belgium and Germany) was 18c (21c unpaid). Effective July 1, 1870, these rates were lowered to 10c and 13c, respectively (prepaid only). This cover was sent at double the earlier 13c NGU Direct rate. It is the only example of this franking/rate we have encountered.

Ex Eubanks

E. 4,000-5,000
10,500
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1347
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1347, Denmark15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with 6c Ultramarine (115), each cancelled by matching segmented cork, 6c tied by "Chicago Ill. Registered 18 Dec." (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Rinkobing, Denmark, a bit reduced at right into red Hamburg transit and framed "Recomandiert" registry handstamps, Fine, a colorful and rare use, 21c paid the 13c NGU Mail rate and 8c registry fee, ex Kuphal, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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1348
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1348, Denmark3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Three, affixed slightly overlapping and tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EP9) on ca. 1875 buff cover to Frederikshavn, Denmark, blurry strike of scarce red "New York Paid All Via Hamburg May 20" circular datestamp, docketing at left, right stamp with corner crease, still Very Fine and rare use of this NYFM cancel on cover to Denmark sent via Danish Closed Mail

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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1349
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1349, Denmark5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by "Mansfield O. Oct. 27 1898" machine cancel on iron manufacturer's multicolored advertising cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, elaborate design of a factory, streetcars, workers and wagons, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
400
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