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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Iceland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1360
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1360, Iceland1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Tied by blue "Minneapolis Minn. Feb. 8" (1877) duplex datestamp and target cancel on 1c Postal Card (UX5) to Reykjavik, Iceland, red "Paid Liverpool Packet 26 FE 1877" transit datestamp, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, U.S. mail to Iceland is exceedingly rare, even into the 1890s -- this early Bank Note usage is outstanding

E. 1,000-1,500
750
1361
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1361, Iceland2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Tied by "Milwaukee Wis. May 9" duplex datestamp and target cancel on 3c Green entire to Eyrarbakki, Iceland, Copenhagen transit and Reykjavik backstamps, light soiling, ironed-out file crease at right, Fine appearance, Iceland is a rare destination during the Bank Note period, with covers normally addressed to Reykjavik, the small fishing village of Eyrarbakki (population 570) could not have received very much mail from the United States

E. 400-500
375
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1362
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1362, Iceland1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Used with two 3c Green (213), tied by "Albuquerque N.M. Oct. 2 1888" circular datestamp on brown cover to Reykjavik, Iceland, "Reykjavik 30/11" circular datestamp struck four times including three tying the stamps, returned unclaimed with "Rebuts" and purple Dead Letter Office tombstone handstamp, transit backstamps and two strikes of pink Iceland unclaimed handstamps, stamps with faults from placement near edge, still Fine appearance, U.S. mail to Iceland is rare, even into the 1890s, this New Mexico territorial usage to Iceland is particularly rare

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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