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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Other Stampless

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 681, Other StamplessLeo N.C. Jan. 12, Leo N.C. Jan. 12Leo N.C. Jan. 12. Bold strike of heart-shaped town postmark with date in manuscript, matching "PAID" with manuscript "3" rate on small cover to Ringwood P.O. N.C., vertical file fold does not affect the markings, Very Fine and very unusual astrology-themed fancy postmark, the Leo sign in astrology is associated with having a big heart

E. 500-750
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 682, Other StamplessPhilada Pa. 10cts. May 5, Philada Pa. 10cts. May 5Philada Pa. 10cts. May 5. Clear strike of blue integral-rate circular datestamp on 1841 folded letter to Middleburg O., with gorgeous watercolor illustration of train and scenery with sign reading "$1,000.00 penalty for firing guns off within 1 mile of the railroad, for fear of frightening the locomotive", missing part of contents but the sender does mention painting and "received your paper, the sketch was delightful", also includes pencil sketch of a figure with cane and animal on address side, some toning and wear, still Very Fine, one of the most elaborate hand-drawn covers we have encountered

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 683, Other StamplessRICHMOND, May 30, 1798, RICHMOND, May 30, 1798RICHMOND, May 30, 1798. Straightline datestamp between ornamental lines, beautifully struck with "FREE" handstamp on folded cover to Shepardstown (West Virginia), May 26, 1798 docketing on flap, Very Fine strike, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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University of Virginia Postal History. Three binders of covers, including nice group of stampless from 1820s-40s, blue circular datestamp ties strip of three of No. 24, few forwarded, few with 1861 Issue stamps with negative "UV" cancels including one Black Jack, extends thru early 20th Century with No. C3 tied by duplex, few faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine and fascinating group covering a wide time frame

E. 1,000-1,500
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