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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Singapore

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1455
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1455, Singapore24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Used with 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), cancelled by circle of wedges, 10c tied by "New Bedford Mass. Jun. 9" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Singapore, addressed to captain of a whaling bark, red "Boston Paid Jun. 9" circular datestamp also ties stamps, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jun. 21), red crayon "24" credit, bold "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a rare use, only two covers to Singapore are recorded with the 24c F Grill (Chronicle 119, August 1983), signed Ashbrook, ex Ishikawa

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
1456
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1456, Singapore30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), tied by blue quartered cork cancels, matching "Easton Pa. Feb. 10" (1868) circular datestamp on fresh cover to a U.S. naval officer aboard U.S.S. Piscatagua in Singapore, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" circular datestamp and "24" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Feb. 22), "PAID ONLY/TO ENGLAND" two-line handstamp crossed out, red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, receiving backstamp, 30c one pulled perf at right and perfs slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine, a rare and colorful use to a scarce destination

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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1457
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1457, Singapore30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bright color, used with 12c Black (69), cancelled by blue cork, tied by matching "Easton Pa. Mar. 14" (1868) circular datestamps on cover to Singapore and forwarded to Hong Kong, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Mar. 15" circular datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 28), red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Singapore (May 11) and Hong Kong (May 19) backstamps, large manuscript "4" (4p) forwarding rate, stamps with faults including 12c missing bottom right corner, some edgewear, still Fine and unusual use to an engineer on the U.S.S. Piscataqua, which was commissioned in 1867 and arrived in Singapore on April 18, she served as flagship for the Asiatic Station

E. 750-1,000
750
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1458
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1458, Singapore30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 24c Brown Lilac (70a) and 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grids, "Sheffield Ms. Apr. 27" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Singapore, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red "52" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (May 11), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, slightly reduced at left, 30c and part of cover expertly restored including few flaps added, otherwise Very Fine and attractive cover from the Cobb correspondence, with 1989 P.F. certificate stating "genuinely used on cover"

E. 750-1,000
800
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1459
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1459, Singapore30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Three, some perfs scissors-trimmed, perf flaws at top, used with 24c Lilac (70), small faults at top, cancelled or tied by grids, light strike of Sheffield Mass. Jan. 19 (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Singapore, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Jan. 20" backstamp, red crayon "104/4" credit, red London Paid transit (Feb. 3), red crayon "2" (2p) Colonial rate, minor expert restoration, Fine appearance, a rare use paying two-times the 57c double rate for British Mail via Marseilles

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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1460
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1460, Singapore30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Horizontal strip of three, tied by large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Nov. 19" (1861) backstamp on cover to Singapore, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red crayon "80/2" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Dec. 2), clear strike of red "INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID" handstamp, red crayon "2" (2p) Colonial rate, right 30c barely affected from placement near edge of cover, minor soiling, Very Fine and attractive, a rare use, franked to pay double 45c rate for British Mail via Marseilles effective Sep. 1861, the rate increased to 51c in December 1861, while this was in transit, so marked insufficiently prepaid for the more expensive Marseilles route and sent via Southampton at double 45c rate -- the addressee, George H. Dana, was engaged in mercantile pursuits in the East Indies before the Civil War; he returned to Boston in 1861 to join the Union army; during the war he engaged in 27 battles and was seriously wounded at Gettysburg -- ex Paliafito and Hill, with clear 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1461
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1461, Singapore15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Used with 3c Green (147) and 10c Brown (150), tied by grids and "Winchester Mass. 24 Jan." (1872) circular datestamp on cover to Singapore and Saigon, 3c and 10c also tied by red Boston transit datestamp, red crayon "24" credit, London Paid transit datestamp (Feb. 6), Singapore receiving backstamp (Mar. 25) and receipt docketing on back reads "Received at Saigon April 17th 1872 with dates up to Jan. 23", faint waterstain, some slight toning along perfs at top right of 15c stamp which also has slight oxidation, still Very Fine, a rare and unusual use, apparently carried outside of the mails from Singapore to Saigon, ex Gibson, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1462
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1462, Singapore12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Used with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 15c Bright Orange (152), tied by segmented cork cancels and red Boston circular datestamp, "Winchester Mass. Jan. 11" (1872) circular datestamp on cover addressed to Captain A.D. Cobb aboard the ship Tiber in care of a forwarding agent in Singapore, sender's directive "Via Southampton", red crayon "24" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jan. 24), red "1d" Colonial rate, "Recd at Singapore March 16/72" on back, 12c stamp with long tear, appears Very Fine, a colorful 28c rate franking and rare cover to Singapore

E. 750-1,000
400
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1463
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1463, Singapore12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Used with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 15c Bright Orange (152), tied by grid cancels with "Winchester Mass. 22 Feb." (1872) circular datestamp on small cover to Singapore and Saigon, faint strike of red Boston transit ties 12c and 15c, red "24" crayon credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 7), red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Singapore receiving backstamp (Apr. 22) and receipt docketing on back reads "Received at Saigon May 2, 1872 with dates Feb. 19 to 21, 1872", 15c small corner crease from placement near edge, Very Fine, a rare and unusual use, apparently carried outside of the mails from Singapore to Saigon, ex Weiss

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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