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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Great Britain and British Isles

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1175
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1175, Great Britain and British Isles3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Eight singles, large margins to just in, some slight oxidation, cancelled or tied by penstrokes and Holyoke Mass. circular datestamp on 1855 cover to Liverpool, England, red "3" credit handstamp, Liverpool receiving circular datestamp (Sep. 15, 1855), few stamps with small flaws including one from placement at edge of cover, Fine and unusual franking to pay the 24c rate

E. 300-400
200
1176
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1176, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, large margins to ample, tied by red grid cancel, "New York 3 Jul. 19" (1856) credit datestamp on blue folded letter to London, England, sender's directive "Str. Baltic July 19" and carried on that Collins Line steamer, London Paid receiving datestamp (Jul. 31), fresh and Very Fine

750
1,000
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1177
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1177, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal strip of four, ample margins to just in, intense shade, cancelled by red grids, "New York 6 Apr. 12" (1856) credit datestamp on cover to London, England, receiving datestamp (Apr. 24), strip with tiny corner crease at top right and faint overall soiling, still Very Fine, a rare strip of four used on cover to pay double the 24c rate, carried on the Collins Line Atlantic

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1178
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1178, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 25-28L1, horizontal strip of four, large margins to clear, tied by red grid cancels, "New York 38 Jun. 17" (1856) credit datestamp on cover to London, England and forwarded to Paris, France, sender's directive "pr Niagara for L'pool 18 June", red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 30), red "PD" in circle handstamp, stamps additionally cancelled by British grids, missing part of top flap, minor soiling, Very Fine double-rate cover, forwarding postage must have been paid in cash, strips of the 12c 1851 are rare on cover, the last time we offered a strip of four on cover was in our 1992 Rarities sale and we have offered only one larger strip (of five, to Mexico) since keeping computerized records, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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1179
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1179, Great Britain and British Isles3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Block of four and two pairs, tied by multiple strikes of "Stillwater Min. Nov. 9" (1858) circular datestamp on buff cover to Leeds, England, red "19" credit handstamp, crayon "Paid 24", red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 29), Manchester arrival backstamp (Nov. 29), top left stamp defective and others with a few small perf flaws from placement near edge, otherwise Fine and striking, a most unusual way to pay the 24c rate, this was believed by the prior owner to be a Minnesota Territory use ("Stillwater M.T." postmark), the state name is unclear in these strikes but statehood was established on May 11, 1858, so it is more likely a statehood postmark

E. 500-750
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1180
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1180, Great Britain and British Isles3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Slight oxidation, used as forwarding postage on unpaid 1858 blue folded letter from London to Boston, then readdressed to Baltimore, London Jun. 25, 1858 Crown origination datestamp, bold "19 Cents" debit handstamp, "Boston 24 Jul. 9" (1858) due datestamp, stamp tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. July 9" circular datestamp, two vertical file folds including one affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine and unusual use

E. 200-300
110
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1181
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1181, Great Britain and British Isles3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Eight singles, few perfs trimmed, arranged overlapping to various degrees and tied by "Lawrenceville Ga. Jul. 20" (1858) circular datestamps on yellow cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to Glasgow, Scotland, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20) tied by "466" in barred oval and "Liverpool AU 9, 1858" circular datestamp, Liverpool and Glasgow backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine and spectacular franking

E. 1,000-1,500
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1182
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1182, Great Britain and British Isles10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red (26), arranged in block format and tied together by red grid cancels and matching New York circular datestamp with large integral "19" credit, on Dec. 1860 folded letter to London, England, red London Paid receiving datestamp (Dec. 10), 3c stamp with small tear, still a Very Fine and colorful use

E. 500-750
325
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1183
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1183, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, tied by "Macon Ga. Jun. ?" (1858) circular datestamp on Wesleyan Female College blue cameo corner card cover to Liverpool, England, red "3" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jul. 13), receiving backstamp, some slight overall soiling also affects stamps, still Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
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1184
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1184, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Two horizontal pairs arranged in block formation, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 22, 1859" octagonal datestamps on buff cover with printed address to Worchestershire, England, red Philadelphia 38c credit datestamp (Nov. 22), transit and receiving backstamps, few perfs trimmed, stamps with few small faults, still Very Fine and attractive, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
200
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1185
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1185, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Four singles, one has s.e. at top, tied by grid cancels on small cover to Ladybank, England and forwarded within England, forwarding postage paid by two Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20) tied by "466" in barred oval handstamps, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 18 May 17" (1859) credit datestamp, Liverpool transits, Ladybank backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine and choice double-rate redirected usage, ex H. J. Baker and "Sevenoaks", with 1980 Friedl certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1186
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1186, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, small flaws mostly from placement near edge of cover, tied by red "Philada. Br. Pkt. 19 Aug. 14" (1860) credit datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to London, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20) tied by "466" barred oval and "Liverpool AU 27, 1860" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, slight edgewear, Very Fine and attractive, ex Grunin, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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1187
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1187, Great Britain and British Isles24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Tied by grid cancel and red "19" credit handstamp, "Saint Louis Mo. Mar. 29, 1861" circular datestamp on all-over St. Louis Coal Oil Works advertising cover, J. Thoubboron of N.Y. imprint on back, to Glasgow, Scotland, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1188
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1188, Great Britain and British Isles24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Tied by grid, "Wakefield R.I. Oct. 7" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19" credit datestamp, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at eft, minor overall wear, Very Fine example of this scarce shade on cover

E. 500-750
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1189
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1189, Great Britain and British Isles2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Pair and single, used with 3c Rose (65) and 15c Black (77), cancelled or tied by matching circle of wedges, red Philadelphia Dec. 28 (1868) circular datestamp on purple envelope to Bray, Ireland, from the Knox correspondence, neat Bray receiving datestamp on face, envelope with small discoloration in address area (normal for this type of colored envelope), a Very Fine cover, eye-catching and rare, the Knox correspondence is noteworthy for unusual stationery (see Siegel Sale 1167, lot 2013, for 12c Z Grill on a rare post-war flag patriotic envelope), with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1190
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1190, Great Britain and British Isles24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Tied by 6-point Star in Circle fancy cancel, Chicago circular datestamp on small cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to Sheffield, red "3 Cents" credit handstamp of Chicago, forwarding postage paid by Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20) tied by "466" in barred oval and "Liverpool 22 AU 1866" circular datestamp, "Brown Shipley & Co. Liverpool" forwarder's handstamp, Liverpool and receiving backstamps, 24c small tear at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
225
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1191
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1191, Great Britain and British Isles24c 1861 Issue (78 and varieties), 24c 1861 Issue (78 and varieties)24c 1861 Issue (78 and varieties). Group of six matching covers, each bearing single 24c with some shade variation, all on narrow covers addressed to Liverpool (five), or London (one), England, three are forwarded with Great Britain, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20), another forwarded to Paris without additional stamp, the cover to London with nice strike of 5-point Star fancy cancel of New Hamburg N.Y., others are from Baltimore Md. with blue postmarks, New York exchange office datestamps and Liverpool or London arrival datestamps, all are opened a bit roughly at top with some small cover or stamp faults, overall a Fine and colorful group

E. 1,000-1,500
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1192
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1192, Great Britain and British Isles3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, tied by red target foreign mail cancels with matching "Baltimore Md. May 13" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Liverpool, England, blurry strike of transit circular datestamp ties left stamp, manuscript "Price Current", Liverpool receiving circular datestamp (May 24), fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover with the only red Baltimore foreign mail cancel that was not hand-carved, ex Knapp

E. 750-1,000
600
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1193
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1193, Great Britain and British Isles3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, bright color, tied by red quartered cork foreign mail cancels, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 7" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Liverpool, England, manuscript "Price Current", red New York transit datestamp, receiving backstamp (Mar. 18), one stamp with corner crease, Very Fine and attractive, ex Knapp

E. 400-500
475
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1194
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1194, Great Britain and British Isles3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). S.e. at right, tied by vivid red crossroads foreign mail cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Jul. 25" (1870) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire to London, England, red New York circular datestamp, red London Paid datestamp (Aug. 9), small opening split at top right corner, Very Fine and colorful, this is the latest recorded use of a red Baltimore foreign mail cancel on an 1869 Pictorial Issue cover, ex LeBow

E. 500-750
1,300
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1195
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1195, Great Britain and British Isles3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Two horizontal pairs, both with s.e. at right and matching centering (probably from the same block), tied by red quartered cork foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 3" (1869) circular datestamp on small cover to Tyrone, Ireland, red "New York Paid All Jun. 5" circular datestamp, carried on the Inman Line's City of Paris from New York June 5, arriving Queenstown June 15, Dungannon backstamp, some minor edgewear and light soiling, still Very Fine use to Northern Ireland, the earliest recorded Baltimore foreign mail use with the 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 500-750
325
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1196
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1196, Great Britain and British Isles3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Block of four, corner crease at top right, small piece of corner at top left reattached, tied by target cancels, "Providence R.I. Mar. 22" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to London, England, red New York and London Paid datestamps, Very Fine, extremely unusual use of a 3c multiple for rate to England, ex Kuphal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
475
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1197
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1197, Great Britain and British Isles6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Radiant color, centered to top, tied by red circle of wedges foreign mail cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. May 17" (1870) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Liverpool, England, manuscript "Price Current", Liverpool Paid receiving datestamp (May 30), Very Fine, an exceptionally pretty cover with a red Baltimore foreign mail cancel, ex Knapp, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1198
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1198, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by well-struck Rosette cancel and red "New York Dec. ?" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to London, England, red receiving datestamp, docketed at top left including "From Mr. Grinnell 18.12.69", carried aboard the Inman Line's City of Brooklyn, fresh and Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, ex Haas and Eubanks, with 2002 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
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1199
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1199, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, tied by neat strike of Outline 5-Point Star fancy cancel, "New Hamburgh N.Y. Jun. 16" (1869) circular datestamp on mourning cover to Brighton, England, red "New York Paid All Jun. 17" transit datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jun. 27), receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, very scarce with the 12c Adriatic tied by a fancy cancel, a similar cover, sent six days after this one, was offered in our sale of the Eubanks collection, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1200
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1200, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by red Dot in Circle foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Sep. 10" (1869) circular datestamp on buff cover to Oxford, England, red "New York Sep. 11" transit datestamp, docketing on back, barely reduced at top, Very Fine and extremely rare use of this cancel on the 12c Adriatic, 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 (this is the latest recorded use), ex Drucker and Dr. Skinner

E. 1,000-1,500
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1201
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1201, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by red split cork foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 16" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Oxford, England, red "New York Nov. 17" circular datestamp, docketed across the entire back with the subject of the letter, Very Fine, a rare example of this Baltimore foreign mail cancel on the 12c Adriatic on cover

E. 750-1,000
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1202
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1202, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, natural s.e. at right, tied by deep red quartered cork cancel and matching "Trenton N.J. Jul. 12" (1869) circular datestamp on small cover with printed address to "First Assistant Engineer, Clark Fisher, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Franklin. Care of B.F. Stevens, Esq. No. 17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London", red London Paid transit and red B.F. Stevens double-oval datestamps (both dated Jul. 23), Very Fine and striking with the four separate red markings, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1203
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1203, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, tied by circle of wedges cancel on Grant-Colfax 1868 Election Campaign cover to Leeds, England, red "New York Paid All May 22" (1869) circular datestamp, Chicago backstamp, slightly reduced at right, some trivial wear, Fine and rare use of this campaign cover with the 12c 1869 Pictorial after the election was over and Grant became president

E. 500-750
1,100
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1204
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1204, Great Britain and British Isles12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by cork cancel on cover to Keswick, England with green "Patent Arion Piano, Covell & Co." illustrated design, depicts Greek Arion playing the lyre and riding a dolphin with a ship in the distance (Arion was mythically kidnapped by pirates and rescued by dolphins), red "New York Paid All Jun. 23" circular datestamp, 1869 docketing, Keswick backstamp, cover with some tears and some toning around stamp, still an attractive and most unusual pictorial design with the 12c 1869 Issue, probably unique

E. 750-1,000
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1205
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1205, Great Britain and British Isles1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Strip of four and two singles, tied by five strikes of New York Foreign Mail Circle of Wedges cancel (Weiss TR-W13a) and by red New York circular datestamp on 1873 cover to London, England and forwarded back to Brooklyn, red London Paid datestamp (Nov. 30) and backstamp, upon receipt back in New York struck twice with "N.Y. Steamship 3 Nov. 16" circular datestamp, one ties the strip, two stamps with a small flaw, still Very Fine, illustrated in Weiss NYFM book on p. 431, ex Albert and Weiss

E. 400-500
225
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1206
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1206, Great Britain and British Isles5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Faintly tied by Colorado duplex datestamp on 1879 mining scene overall illustrated cover to Bridge of Allen, Scotland, receiving backstamp of Nov. 8, 1879, few small edge tears are inconsequential, Very Fine and beautiful illustrated cover

E. 200-300
300
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1207
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1207, Great Britain and British Isles5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Three singles, cancelled by corks, red "Registered Oct. 26, 1893, Station K, San Francisco Cal." four-line datestamp on registered cover to London, England and forwarded to Brixton Hills, New York registry label ties stamps, forwarding postage paid by vertical pair of Great Britain, 1-1/2p Violet & Green (129) tied by "Registered, North Kensington W. 13 NO 1893" oval datestamps, range of backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful and scarce use

E. 300-400
275
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