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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Mexico and Central America

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1130
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1130, Mexico and Central America10c Green, Ty. III-III-III-IV (15-16), 10c Green, Ty. III-III-III-IV (15-16)10c Green, Ty. III-III-III-IV (15-16). Positions 61-64L1, horizontal strip of four, right stamp recut at top and bottom (the only position on the plate with this recut), large margins to just in at bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 23" (1856) circular datestamps on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "4" reales due handstamp, Very Fine cover from the Hargous correspondence, ex Caspary and purchased by the current owner in a March 1959 H.R. Harmer sale

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
1131
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1131, Mexico and Central America5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Positions 21-24R, third stamp with defective transfer, 1856 shade (prior to 1858 Red Brown printing), scissors-separated with intact perfs at bottom and s.e. at left, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 1, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, neat "2" reales due handstamp, horizontal file fold does not affect stamps, Fine and rare use of a strip with the defective transfer, ex Hill and Bilden, illustrated in Brookman on p. 222

E. 500-750
1,000
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1132
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1132, Mexico and Central America10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal strip of four, centered slightly to right but with exceptionally choice centering top-to-bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Feb. 1, 1859" circular datestamps on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "7" reales due handstamp, sender's directive "pr steamer Tennessee" at lower left, left stamp two short perfs at bottom left

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW COVERS KNOWN WITH A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I. FROM THE FAMOUS HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

The strip of four pays the quadruple 10c rate to Mexico. We know of three Hargous covers with this size multiple.

Ex Caspary

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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1133
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1133, Mexico and Central America10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32, 33). Pair and strip of four respectively, tied by "New Orleans La. Feb. 16, 1859" circular datestamp struck six times with a seventh full strike at left on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "8" reales due handstamp, second stamp in strip with tiny sealed tear, last stamp with tiny dent in margin affecting two perfs, still a Very Fine use, extraordinary franking for six-times rate from the Hargous correspondence, ex Klein, with 2008 Sismondo certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1134
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1134, Mexico and Central America10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of four, tied by three strikes of "New Orleans La. Oct. 15, 1859" circular datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "5" reales due handstamp, merchant's oval on back, Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
300
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1135
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1135, Mexico and Central America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with pair 2c Red Brown and 6c Carmine (146, 148), tied by quartered cork cancels and "New Orleans La. Jul. 2" (1871) circular datestamp on folded letter to Mexico, red "New York Jul. 7 *" circular datestamp ties 10c and bit of the corner perf on 6c, blue merchant's oval and "6" due handstamp, slight ink erosion in underscoring of endorsement at right has caused separation which is not apparent, Fine and very attractive appearance, multicolor frankings on Bank Note period mail to Mexico are rare

E. 400-500
300
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1136
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1136, Mexico and Central America3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Two, tied by cork cancels on incoming 1876 cover to Los Angeles from Mexico, franked with Mexico 1874 25c Blue, "49 74" Ovpt. (109) tied by "Franco en Sahuaripa" double-oval handstamp, "Tucson Ariz. Jun. 16" transit datestamp, "Advertised" and Unclaimed" handstamps, Los Angles backstamps (Jul. 10 and Aug. 17) and blue Dead Letter Office triangle backstamp (Aug. 22), stamps with toning around the perfs and a couple tiny margin flaws, Fine appearing and scarce dual-franking cover from Mexico

E. 400-500
650
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1137
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1137, Mexico and Central America5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). S.e. at left, tied by "Benson Ariz. Feb. 25, 1886" circular datestamp and quartered cork cancel on Mexico 12c entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, cancelled by purple Wells, Fargo Guaymas Feb. 22 oval datestamp, used to Paris, France, blue receiving double-circle datestamp, New York transit backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
300
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1138
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1138, Mexico and Central AmericaSpanish-American War Patriotic, Mexico to Luxembourg, Spanish-American War Patriotic, Mexico to LuxembourgSpanish-American War Patriotic, Mexico to Luxembourg. Overall Patriotic flag cover to Luxembourg with Mexico 5c Ultramarine and 20c Brown Rose, 5c s.e. at top and left, tied by light strike of Oct. 24, 1898 double-circle datestamp, New York registry label, transit and receiving backstamps, small cover scuff, Very Fine, a colorful and unusual use of a Spanish-American War Patriotic from Mexico to Luxembourg via the United States

E. 200-300
450
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1139
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1139, Mexico and Central America1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Used with pair and single 3c Ultramarine (114), left stamp in pair with separation fault at top, tied by "Binghamton N.Y. Sep. 23" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to the U.S.S. Seminole at Aspinwall, New Granada (Panama), "New York Oct. 1" transit datestamp, Very Fine appearance, an attractive and scarce franking for the 10c rate, the Seminole was a noted Union blockader during the Civil War, after decommissioning she was sold at Boston on July 20, 1870, ex Foote

E. 500-750
550
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