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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Germany

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1275
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1275, Germany3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three horizontal pairs and four singles, margins to in, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Oct. 13 Paid" circular datestamps on cover to Altena, Prussia, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Oct. 19" credit datestamp, red "FRANCO" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, vertical file fold affects two stamps at center, minor edgewear, Fine, signed Ashbrook who guesses this may be an 1853 use

E. 300-400
500
1276
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1276, Germany5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Bright shade, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) with captured imprint, tied by red grid cancels on bookseller and publisher's green overall advertising cover to Berlin, Germany, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. 10 Paid May 18" (1861) credit datestamp, "FRANCO" straightline handstamp also ties 5c, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, small cover tear at top right is very minor, Very Fine and attractive, ex Gibson

E. 500-750
250
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1277
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1277, Germany10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal strip of three, choice centering top to bottom showing the type characteristics very clearly, tied by "Newport R.I. Oct. 26, 1858" circular datestamps with red "Paid 30" in circle handstamp on cover with dry goods dealer's embossing on top flap to Leipzig, Germany, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Oct. 27" credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing small part of top flap, Very Fine and scarce use, ex Haas and Klein

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1278
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1278, Germany10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Pair and single, pencil notations on back indicate Positions 37-38L1 and 78L1, tied by two strikes of "Cario N.Y. Sep. 23, 1858" circular datestamp and by red "N. York 7 Paid Br. Pkt. Sep. 29" credit datestamp on cover to Innsbruck, Germany (Austria), with original contents in German, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine use by Prussian Closed Mail, ex Eno

E. 400-500
325
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1279
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1279, Germany10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of three, well-centered, tied by magenta grid cancels, matching "Hartford Ct. Aug. 9" circular datestamp on tissue-paper cover to Germany and forwarded to Belgium, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Aug. 10" credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp ties strip, range of other rate and transit markings front and back, Very Fine and attractive use, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
800
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1280
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1280, Germany12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Intense shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Feb. 20" (1861) double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Germany, red "N. York Brem. Pk. Paid 12 1861 Feb. 23" credit datestamp, sender's directive "Via Hamburg or Bremen" at top, Hamburg and Bahnhof backstamps, Very Fine and attractive, apparently carried on the NGL's New York, which went into the docks at Southampton for repairs, very little mail was carried

E. 300-400
200
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1281
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1281, Germany5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Bright color, used with 1c Blue (63) and 10c Green (68), tied by red grid cancels, matching "N. York Hamb. Pkt. 10 Paid Apr. ?" credit datestamp on 1862 cover to Bremen, Germany, Hamburg backstamp, Very Fine, colorful franking paying the 15c rate plus 1c carrier fee, 1957 Ashbrook letter accompanies

E. 500-750
1,700
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1282
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1282, Germany5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Choice centering, bright shade, used with 10c Green (68), also with choice centering, cancelled by blue grids and tied by matching "Cincinnati O. Apr. 29" (1862) double-circle datestamps on buff cover to Oldenburg, Germany, part-printed address panel with route instructions at top, fancy boxed corner card covered by stamp, light strike of blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, magenta "8" rate, transit and receiving backstamps, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Brown, Rohloff and Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1283
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1283, Germany10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Horizontal strip of three, tied by hexagonal target New York Foreign Mail cancels on 10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in red, addressed to Tauer, Germany, sender's directive "via Panama,", red "New York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Jun. 17" (1863) credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp (Jun. 30), right stamp just trimmed at right from placement at edge of cover, few tiny edge tears clear of stamps, otherwise Very Fine, carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. from San Francisco to New York and placed into the mails there, 10c entire paid required transcontinental postage on express mail, 30c in stamps overpaid the 28c Prussian Closed Mail rate, according to Nick Kirke's census of New York foreign mail exchange office cancellations, this is an 1863 use, which fits with sailing of Cunard Persia on Jun. 17 (mail off-loaded at Queenstown on Jun. 30), ex Hall

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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1284
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1284, Germany12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with pair of 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Baltimore Md. May 30" (circa 1862) circular datestamp on "U.S. Army General Hospital Camden Street, Baltimore Md." corner card cover to Bauzen, Germany, red New York 7c credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, backflap tears extend to front at top right, some toning around perfs of 12c, still Fine, scarce use of this army hospital corner card cover to Germany via Prussian Closed Mail, underpaid by 10c (the deficiency possibly paid in cash), with 2011 P.F. certificate and note from Richard F. Winter agreeing with that assessment, ex Gliedman

E. 300-400
300
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1285
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1285, Germany12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Dec. 27" (1862) circular datestamp on Wm. Davison & Co. Paint Manufacturer blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Hanover, Germany, red New York 7c credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, 12c stamp faulty, still Fine appearing and a beautiful corner card, sent via Bremen-Hamburg Mail, ex Gliedman

E. 300-400
0
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1286
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1286, Germany12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), cancelled by well-struck quartered corks, "Prattville Ala. Jun. 7" (ca 1867) circular datestamp on cover to Heidelberg, Germany, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. Paid 12 Jun. 13" credit datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" handstamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
180
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1287
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1287, Germany24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Warm shade, s.e. at left, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grids, red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 16" (ca 1865) credit datestamp on yellow cover to Hannover, Germany, blue "PER PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL" two-line handstamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp ties two stamps, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and attractive

E. 400-500
850
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1288
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1288, Germany24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), 3c s.e. at left, tied by blue target cancels with "Cincinnati O. Sep. 22" (1866) duplex datestamp on cover to Hannover, Germany, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 26" credit datestamp, blue boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, missing small part of top flap, some slight overall wear, Very Fine and colorful, small purple handstamp

E. 400-500
550
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1289
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1289, Germany24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Bright shade, used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), latter s.e. at left, tied by target cancels, "Waynesboro Pa. Oct. 11" (ca 1865) circular datestamp on buff cover to Munster, Germany, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Oct. 15" credit datestamp, magenta boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp (Nov. 11, an unusual delay), receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
550
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1290
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1290, Germany24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Warm color, used with two 2c Black (73), cancelled or tied by blue grids and matching "Cincinnati O. Feb. 18" (ca 1864) double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Reichelsheim, Germany, light strike of red New York 7c circular datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, signed Ashbrook who guesses this is an 1864 use, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,100
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1291
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1291, Germany2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), tied by perfect strikes of "Prattville Ala. Jan. 4" (1867) circular datestamp on cover to Baden, Germany, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. 12 Paid Jan. 12" credit datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, attractive combination

E. 400-500
425
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1292
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1292, Germany5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Used with 10c Green (68), cancelled by circle of wedges and tied by "FRANCO" handstamp on buff cover with Raab's Express Co. of Hoboken N.J. corner card depicting a horse-drawn freight wagon, to Leipzig, Germany, light strike of red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Dec. 9" (1865) credit datestamp, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, barely reduced at top, small flaw at top left corner, stamps with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful and unusual cover, according to research by Bruce Mosher, Raab's Express Co. was a baggage express that maintained two offices in Hoboken N.J., at 172 Washington Street and at the Hamburg-Bremen Steamship Dock on the Hudson River (they also had a New York City location at 222 Washington St.), with 1988 P.F. certificate (as sound)

E. 300-400
750
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1293
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1293, Germany10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Tied by red segmented cork foreign mail cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 22" (1868) circular datestamp, "New York Paid All Direct Jun. 23" circular datestamp also ties stamp on buff cover to Freiberg, Germany, boxed "Hamburg Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamps, backflap tears, Very Fine use of the 10c E Grill on a NGU Direct Mail cover, ex Gilbart

E. 200-300
200
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1294
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1294, Germany2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Two, used with two 3c Ultramarine (114), one s.e. at left, tied by segmented cork cancels, red "New York Paid All Direct Feb. 2" (1870) circular datestamp on cover with printed corner card to Meiningen, Germany, red boxed "Bremen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, a beautiful 1869 Pictorial cover sent via NGU Closed Mail

E. 400-500
400
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1295
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1295, Germany6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (113), tied by circle of wedges cancels, red "New York Paid All Direct Jan. 29" (1870) circular datestamp on Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. corner card cover to Wurzburg, Germany, red boxed "Bremen Franco" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, 6c and right 2c with faults, otherwise Fine and scarce combination

E. 300-400
425
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1296
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1296, Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, cancelled by red Dot in Circle foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Aug. 18" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bremen, Germany, sender's blue datestamp, red "New York Paid All Direct Aug. 19" transit datestamp, sender's directive to go via Steamer Union, receiving backstamp, file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, a palette of colors and simply beautiful, the Baltimore post office used this distinctive red cancel on foreign-bound mail for only approximately three weeks, with only eight covers recorded, postmarked between August 18 and September 10, 1869, ex Coulter

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1297
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1297, Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Superbly centered and vivid shade, tied red circular cork foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Oct. 29" (1869) circular datestamp on buff cover to Herstelle, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Nov. 2" circular datestamp and red "Paid all" italic straightline handstamp also struck in Baltimore, red framed "Hamburg Franco" transit, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine stamp and markings, a beautiful example of the distinctive red Baltimore cancels on foreign-bound mail, ex Grunin and Coulter, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
450
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1298
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1298, Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Bright color, cancelled by target, "Hoboken N.J. Feb. 8" (1870) double-circle datestamp on Busch Hotel of Hoboken N.J. overall illustrated advertising cover to Bremen, Germany, stamp tied by red "New York Paid All Direct Feb. 8" circular datestamp, sender's directive "via Hamburg" at top left, missing top flap, Very Fine, scarce and beautiful illustrated advertising cover to a foreign destination, ex Arch

E. 500-750
750
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1299
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1299, Germany12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by bold strike of circle of V's cancel, "Quincy Il. Aug. 27" (1870) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on White entire (U59) to Rodenberg, Prussia, "New York Paid All Br. Transit Aug. 31" circular datestamp, arrival backstamp, the stamp with a torn corner perforation at bottom right and the entire lightly cleaned at left to lighten staining or toning, tiny hole in indicia, Fine use, ex Walske and Haub, with 2016 P.F. certificate calling the entire U60 (Brown)

E. 400-500
900
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1300
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1300, Germany7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Clearly-defined grill, tied by grid cancel, "New Orleans La. May 26" (1871) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Torgau, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit May 31" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, trivial corner perf crease at top right, Very Fine, especially desirable with such a strong grill, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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1301
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1301, Germany10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Used with four other 1882-87 Bank Note Issues (205, 210, 212, 213), tied to each other by target cancels, "Cayucos Cal. Apr. 9, 1890" circular datestamp on registered overall lithographed druggist advertising cover to Flamersheim, Prussia, mortar and pestle design, New York registry oval backstamp, Very Fine, a lovely five-color combination franking to Europe

E. 300-400
400
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