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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Officials

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 951, Officials1c Navy (O35), 1c Navy (O35)1c Navy (O35). Horizontal strip of three, tied by targets and "Washington Nov. 9 4PM 1880" circular datestamp on forwarded cover to the U.S.S. Constitution at Fortress Monroe Va., small piece out of cover at top right, right stamp defective at bottom right, otherwise Fine and scarce use

E. 400-500
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 952, Officials1c Navy (O35), 1c Navy (O35)1c Navy (O35). Cancelled by cork and used as forwarding postage on cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, originating postage paid by 3c Green (158) tied by segmented cork cancel, "Baltimore Md. Oct. 13 7PM" (1877) circular datestamp, addressed to a sailor on the U.S.S. Hartford at Norfolk Va., on arrival in Norfolk this was held for about a month and then forwarded to Brazil, "Washington D.C. Nov. 16 5PM" circular datestamp, receipt docketing in pencil from January, receiving backstamp (Jan. 1, 1878), small cover repair at bottom right corner does not affect stamp which does have a tiny corner perf crease from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine and very unusual use

E. 1,500-2,000
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