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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Norway

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1357
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1357, Norway3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, centered to bottom, used with 10c Green, F Grill (96), s.e. at left, tied by cork cancels with "Black Earth Wis. Jun. 29" (1869) circular datestamp on buff cover to Bjornerud, Norway, red "6" cents credit handstamp, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" transit datestamp and red "2 Wf." handstamp (equivalent to the 6c credit), "Christiania 25 7 1869" (Oslo, Jul. 25) circular datestamp, Sandsund transit backstamp (Jul. 22), edge tears at top where opened and missing about half of backflap

FINE AND VERY RARE COVER TO NORWAY WITH THE SHORT-LIVED 16-CENT RATE BY NORTH GERMAN MAIL PAID BY A COMBINATION OF 1868 GRILLED AND 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES.

The 16c North German Union Direct Mail rate was in effect briefly, from May 1, 1868, through July 31, 1869.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
1358
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1358, Norway6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Used with two 5c Brown, F Grill (95), tied by quartered cork cancels with "Neenah Wis. Nov. 23" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Christiana, Norway, red "5" cents credit handstamp, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" transit datestamp and red "2 wf." (sgr) handstamp, Christiana receiving backstamp, cover with some corner wear

FINE AND RARE COVER TO NORWAY WITH A COMBINATION OF 5-CENT F GRILL AND 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES.

This cover was prepaid for the 16c North German Union Direct rate, but the rate had dropped to 15c on August 1, 1869. The 5c credit indicates the 15c rate applied.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1359
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1359, Norway10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering, tied by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, red "New York 4 Jun. 21" (1873) circular datestamp on folded cover to Arendal, Norway, red boxed Bremen transit and credit handstamps, stamp with small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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