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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 — Group Lots by Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2440
c
1847 Issue Cover Balance. Ten covers each with single 5c, various originations including Springfield Mass., Battle Creek Mich., Detroit Mich., Lockport N.Y., Middletown Conn., Norwalk Conn., Troy N.Y., Norfolk Va.,, Norwich N.Y., Brattleboro Vt., range of shades, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group from some scarcer towns, two with P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
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2441
c
1847 Issue Cover Balance. 19 covers, each with single 5c, most originate in New York, Philadelphia or Boston, five are with manuscript cancels from smaller towns such as Bellows Falls Vt., one is forwarded, one short paid, range of shades, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
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2442
c
1847 Issue Railroad Uses. Seven covers with single 5c franking, including Boston & Maine, Boston & Albany, New York & New Haven, Madison & Indianapolis, Northern, N. York & Phila., Eastern, range of shades, two with manuscript cancels, few faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group, two with P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
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2443
c
5c 1847 Issue Multiple Frankings. Three, including pair in a bright shade from Philadelphia to New Albany Ind., two singles from Baltimore to Concord N.H., last is pair from Baltimore to West Newton Mass. where forwarded to Medfield Mass., Fine-Very Fine, last with 1990 P.F. certificate

3,000
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2444
c
10c 1847 Issue Covers from Various Originations. Six covers, originations include Savannah Ga., N.C., Marietta O., West Haverford Pa., Bangor Me., Roswell Ga., most have three clear margins, two have four, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
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2445
c
10c 1847 Issue Cover Balance. Seven, including Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, New York to Chillicothe O., Philadelphia to Quincy Ill., Boston to McGrawsville N.Y., Dansville N.Y. to Toledo O., Cambridge Mass., last with pen cancel and indistinct circular datestamp to N. Fairhaven Mass., few with four margins, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,500-3,500
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2446
c
1851-56 Issue Covers to and from the West Coast. Six covers with 10c stamps, including four single frankings with one No. 13 from Clinton N.Y. to Quartsburg Cal. and one No. 16 (Pos. 76L1) from San Francisco to East Hartford Conn. (margins in on both), one with strip of three of No. 14 from San Francisco to Boston, one with Nos. 14 and 15 from San Francisco to Philadelphia, margins mostly in, few faults, overall Fine group

E. 500-750
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2447
c
1851 Issue Covers to Foreign Destinations. Ten covers, including No. 15 to Hawaii, No. 14 to Canada, strip of three of 14/15/14 to Germany, six with pairs of No. 17 with five to England (only one duplication of destination), other pair is to France, last bears two pairs to England, margins to in, few faults, overall Fine group

E. 1,500-2,000
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2448
c
1851 Issue Cover Balance. Six, including No. 8A tied by blue "PAID" handstamp to Winchester Mass. (1981 PFC), Nos. 11A and 17 from New Orleans to Monroe La., No. 17 from Wilkes Barre Pa. to Philadelphia, margins to in, some faults, overall Fine

E. 500-750
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2449
 
3c 1851-57 Issue Cover Balance. 13, including No. 10 tied by green Southington Conn. circular datestamp; No. 10 with red Skowhegan Me. criss-cross grids; No. 10A cancelled by small Boston "Paid" grid used in early 1852; No. 10A tied by blue circular datestamp; No. 11A Position 29L3 with green Lancaster Pa. circular datestamp; No. 11 A described by Dr. Amonette as Purple Claret shade; No. 11A with New Haven & N. London railroad cancel, few other interesting, overall Very Fine, four with certificates

E. 500-750
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2450
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2450, Group Lots by Issue3c 1851-61 Issues, Cover Collection, 3c 1851-61 Issues, Cover Collection3c 1851-61 Issues, Cover Collection. More than 70 covers, mostly 3c 1851-61 Issues with a few 1c or 2c as well, highlights include No. 11 on a nice "Pickle Works" illustrated corner card cover (stamp is faulty), several No. 10 covers, a few No. 25 covers, No. 26 on two different insurance policies, No. 65 strip of five on cover, Black Jack used as a revenue stamp on document, finally ten different multi-colored illustrated Patriotic covers with Nos. 26 or 65, mixed condition especially on the Patriotics, overall Fine appearing collection

E. 500-750
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2451
c
1857 Issue Covers to Foreign Destinations. 15, including No. 35 to Hawaii, Nos. 26 and 37 to Italy, strip of three of No. 28 on back of cover to France, Nos. 29 and 35 to France (4), strip of three of No. 29 to France, No. 32 to Cuba, three-color franking to England, No. 38 to Germany, few other better, nice range of markings, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and useful group

E. 3,000-4,000
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2452
c
1857 Issue Cover Balance. 18, including one with six copies of No. 24, No. 36B used in Iowa, Nos. 35 and 38 used on large part of front only from Oroville Cal. to Del., pair of No. 30A from Fort Madison Iowa to Cal., vertical strip of three of No. 20 on hotel corner card (with PFC), No. 38 on reduced cover from N.Y. to Cincinnati, block of four of No. 26 on 3c entire, No. 31 tied by N. York Steamship handstamp to Norwich Conn., some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine, a diverse group

E. 1,500-2,000
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2453
c
1861 Issue Covers Used in Western Hemisphere. Six, including one with strip of three of 3c used with 1c to Prince Edward Islands (Civil War contents), another to same destination with two each of 2c and 3c stamps, another similar franking to Montreal, single Black Jack to Cuba, another to Cuba with Black Jack and Nos. 65 and 76, last is two 10c used with Black Jack to Peru, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
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2454
c
1861 Issue Covers to Europe. 31, destinations including Germany with range of frankings including three of No. 76 (ex Hubbard), strip of three of No. 68 (ex Haas), No. 71, No. 77, another with two Black Jacks and No. 78 with printed address, Black Jack and No. 68 on 3c entire, single Black Jack (2), another with Nos. 67 and 68, one to Spain with Nos. 68, 71 and 75, cover to Italy with two of No. 68 and one 63 (ex Hubbard), nice range of uses to France such as No. 71 on 3c entire, No. 71 used by itself, three of No. 76, one with three 3c and three 2c grilled issues, one with two Black Jacks and 10c and 1c, one to Switzerland with two Black Jacks and 15c, nice group to England or Scotland, few faults but overall Fine-Very Fine and colorful group

E. 4,000-5,000
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2455
c
1861 Issue Uses to Australia. Two covers and one front only, covers include Nos. 65 and 71 to Sydney and pair of No. 68 used with grilled Black Jack to Sydney, the front bears pair and single of No. 68 used with No. 65 to Melbourne, some faults, otherwise Fine group showing a range of frankings

E. 400-500
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2456
c
1861-68 Issue Cover Balance. 32 items (a few are fronts), including strong showing of Black Jacks with some on advertising covers, one is on part of publication from England with G.B. 1p stamp and forwarded within the U.S. with the Black Jack, bisect of No. 93 used with full stamp for 3c rate (1957 PFC), two overall illustrated covers from Penn. free franked and with 3c stamp with what appears to be a control cancel, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
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2457
c
1861 Issue Covers. Two, one with No. 65 on blue Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. cameo corner card, other with Nos. 75, 65 and 63 on folded cover from New Orleans to N.Y. with 2002 P.F. certificate noting each stamp with crease, both appear Fine

E. 200-300
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2458
c
2c Black Jacks, Better Uses or Cancels on Cover (73, 87, 93). Group of approximately 36 covers, culled from a much larger accumulation for some feature that makes each one a bit more interesting than the standard single circular use, including a few fancy cancels, a number of colored cancels with some bold Cincinnati O. uses, a Feb. 28, 1868 E Grill which was once the EDU (with an A.P.S. certificate stating so, but Scott now lists Feb. 27), registered, forwarded within Texas with a pair, use with 1c and 3c Bank Notes on a registered 3c entire, also 12 with 1c 1861 Issue in combination, mixed condition with flaws to be expected but we left the truly faulty covers in the larger balance so this group contains some very attractive uses

E. 1,000-1,500
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2459
c
1869 Pictorial Issue Cover Balance. Five covers, including two inbound ship letters with 10c stamps, one originates in Puerto Rico, other unconfirmed origin but routed thru St. Thomas, one with pair of 6c with negative "70" cancels (2003 PFC), one with pair of 1c, last with 1c and 2c Black Jack, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
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2460
c
1869 Pictorial Issue Covers to Foreign Destinations. Eight covers, including one with two 6c and 3c Bank Note to Belgium, one with 10c to Mexico, one with two 10c from San Francisco to Vancouver Island, one with 12c and 3c to Germany, one with pair of 2c to France, one with two 6c and one 3c to Italy, few faults, several appear Fine-Very Fine, a diverse group

E. 1,500-2,000
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2461
c
Bank Note Covers to Foreign Destinations. Three, including pair of 6c Dull Pink (159) tied by well-struck NYFM geometric (Weiss Ty. ST-8P11) on 1873 cover to London, England (2002 PFC), 10c Brown (139) cancelled by target on cover to Germany (PFC 534821 no longer accompanies), pair of 6c used in 1878 and tied by NYFM geometric cancel on cover front only to Germany, some faults, appear Fine

E. 400-500
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2462
c
Bank Note Issue Covers. 23 covers, including nice group with 2c Red Brown (146) such as one on Great American Tea Co. corner card, one on cover with design for mathematical instruments, one on Iron Works bankruptcy notice with oval "Have Your Letter Directed to your Street Address" handstamp, one with vertical pair tied by red corks on Imperial German Legation corner card cover (illustrated in Brookman), also bisect of No. 183 (1972 PFC), few faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
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2463
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2463, Group Lots by Issue1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Illustrated Covers, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Illustrated Covers1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Illustrated Covers. 18 covers, all but two with elaborate illustrated designs and the two non-illustrated covers both have multi-stamp frankings, wonderful range of designs including dogs, carriages, Pullman car, university building, birds and chickens, barrels, patent medicine, oysters, furriers, music organ, etc., choice quality throughout, Very Fine group, also includes two used Bank Note stamps in nice condition (Nos. 149 and 184)

E. 1,500-2,000
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2464
c
Bank Note Issue Covers to Foreign Destinations. 13, including one to Turkey with four different stamps on 5c entire, one with three 10c No. 161 to Japan, three-color franking to France, one with pairs of 12c and 2c to Buenos Ayres, few faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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2465
c
5c Yellow Brown, Postal History Collection (205). More than 100 covers, many solo uses to foreign destinations, largely Europe, but also India, Egypt, Japan, Bahamas, Uruguay, etc., domestic uses with other stamps paying multiple-weight rates, a few off-cover items including cancels and "Sample" overprints, majority Fine or better, would make a nice basis on which to expand

E. 1,500-2,000
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2466
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2466, Group Lots by Issue1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Illustrated Covers, 1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Illustrated Covers1894-1902 Bureau Issues, Illustrated Covers. 18 covers, franked with 1c-2c Bureau stamps and showing a wonderful range of multicolored illustrated designs, including locomotive, 1899 Philadelphia Exposition, 1901 Pan-American Exposition, William Jennings Bryan campaign, William McKinley campaign, horse racing, refrigerators, many others quite elaborate, overall Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful assemblage and worth review

E. 1,500-2,000
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2467
c
1902-03 Bureau Issue, Postal History Collection. Hundreds of covers mounted on double-wide exhibit pages from Roger Brody's ten-frame exhibit of uses of the 1902-03 Issue, covering classification, rates, routes, cancels, UPU mail, U.S. Possessions mail, treaties, mail transportation methods, handling and accountability, control and revenue protection and customer convenience, Very Fine lot for the 1902-03 Issue or 20th Century specialist

E. 3,000-4,000
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