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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — South America

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1140
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1140, South America30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), each with perfs in, cancelled or tied by red grids on blue folded cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, sender's blue oval handstamp, "New-York Am. Pkt. Nov. 24" (1860) red circular datestamp on back, magenta manuscript "12" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Dec. 6), sender's directive "pr Bremen via Southampton", a Fine and colorful cover, very scarce 30c use to South America, ex Gallagher and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
1141
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1141, South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Two singles, rich color, used with 1c Buff (112), tied by cork cancels, "Cambridge Mass. Feb. 21" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Rosario, Argentina, red "8" credit handstamp, blue Wheelright & Co. forwarder double-circle datestamps of May 8 and 11, 1870, red crayon "10" centavos due marking, 1c stamp with small tear at bottom, cover with small mend at bottom and couple corner or edge nicks

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 12-CENT AND ONE-CENT 1869 ISSUE ON A 25-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE COVER TO ARGENTINA.

This franking was used to pay the 25c rate for service via American Packet to Rio de Janeiro, and from there by French packet to Buenos Aires. However, the rate was reduced to 18c in January 1870 so this was overpaid by 7c. The 1869 PRA Census records only three 12c covers to Argentina.

Ex Walske and Haub. With 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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1142
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1142, South America15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by target cancels and "Providence R.I. May 21" (1870) duplex datestamp on small cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "8" credit handstamp for 18c rate, part of top flap missing, small sealed tear at top clear of stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON AN 18-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE COVER TO ARGENTINA.

Only three 15c Type II covers to Argentina are recorded in 1869 PRA census -- illustrated in the census book (p. 161). Ex Kuphal.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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1143
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1143, South America15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 3c Green (158), tied by light cork cancels with "Salem Mass. Jan. 23" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to Cordoba, Argentina, red "New-York 8 Jan. 23" credit datestamp, blue crayon "10" centavos due marking, 1874 docketing on back, Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1144
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1144, South America12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Two, used with two 2c Brown (157), tied by cork cancels with "Richmond Va. Mar. 26 10 PM" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "New York 24 Mar. 30" credit datestamp and red London Paid transit datestamp (Apr. 12) tying two stamps, two French transit backstamps, one 12c tiny edge tear at top, minor soiling, Very Fine and attractive example of 28c British Mail rate to Argentina

E. 400-500
300
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1145
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1145, South America12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Two, used with two 2c Brown (157), tied by cork cancels, part strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp on 1875 cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "New York 24 Apr. 6" credit datestamp and red London Paid transit datestamp (Apr. 19), two French transit backstamps, small nick at top of cover does not affect stamps, minor waterstain at left, Very Fine and attractive example of 28c British Mail rate to Argentina, ex Knapp

E. 400-500
325
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1146
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1146, South America12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Horizontal pair centered to top, used with 1c Ultramarine and 3c Green (156, 158), all tied by bold target cancels, no origination datestamp but likely Richmond Va. based on the correspondence, on 1875 cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "New York 1.10 Jul. 29" credit datestamp (stating the credit in centimes, equivalent to 22c) and red London Paid transit datestamp (Aug. 9) which ties stamps, Buenos Aires receiving backstamp, 1c stamp with small scuff in margin at top, Fine and attractive cover overpaying by 1c the 27c British Mail rate via England (the rate before July 1875 rate was 28c)

E. 400-500
275
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1147
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1147, South America5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), tied by grid cancels, "Oberlin O. Apr. 20" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sender's directive "Via England Southampton", red "N. York Br. Pkt Paid Apr. ?" circular datestamp, magenta manuscript "40" credit, London Paid transit datestamp (May 4), 5c lightly creased at top from placement at edge, 30c with tiny gum speck, Very Fine, this is the only example of the 5c Buff used to Brazil located with Power Search, a great rarity, ex Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1148
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1148, South America30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 10c Green (68) and 5c Brown (76), latter s.e. at left, tied by grid cancels and "Cleveland O. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, red New York (Oct. 28) and London Paid (Nov. 11) transit datestamps, year dates unclear (probably 1863), magenta manuscript "24" credit, minor edgewear, 10c and 30c with tiny toned perf, otherwise Very Fine and colorful franking, with 1988 Diena certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1149
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1149, South America30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black (69), all with perfs in, tied by rectangular segmented grid cancel on cover to Bahia, Brazil, addressed to U.S. Navy engineer aboard flagship Susquehanna, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Sep. 19" (1865) credit datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Sep. 30), expertly restored at top (not affecting stamps), slightly reduced at left, Very Fine appearance, a colorful use, ex Dr. LeBow

E. 500-750
500
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1150
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1150, South America12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Clearly-defined grill, tied by red grid cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 21" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, red "New York Dec. 24" circular datestamp, blue boxed "Franca" handstamp, receiving backstamp, stamp with small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare use apparently underpaying the 15c treaty rate by American Packet from New York, but accepted as fully paid, one of only two recorded Baltimore foreign mail covers to Brazil, ex Gliedman

E. 750-1,000
500
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1151
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1151, South America10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal pair, scissors-separated slightly into lower left perfs, used with 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b), Plate 4, E Relief, perforations scissors-trimmed at top and bottom though leaving large part of design at bottom intact, and 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), all tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 20, 1858" datestamps on 10c Green on White Nesbitt entire (U15) to Santiago, Chile, red "15" (centavos) in circle Chilean due handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a rare and colorful use of the 1c Type Ic and 10c Type I, ex Rose and "Sevenoaks", with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1152
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1152, South America24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Used with vertical pair 10c Brown (160), tied by cork cancels, "New Bedford Mass. Mar. 31" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to Valparaiso, Chile, red "New York 24 Apr. 1" credit datestamp, red "Valparaiso Multada 90c" oval due handstamp and receiving backstamp (May 8), 24c stamp light corner crease, cover barely reduced at right, small ink smear in address, still Fine and scarce use to Chile, paying double the 22c rate via American Packet and then British Packet via Colon, ex Hirschfield

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1153
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1153, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair 2c Vermilion (178), tied by corks and 2c by "New Bedford Mass Nov. ?" (1877) circular datestamp on cover to the captain of the bark Mars at Talcahuano, Chile, red "New York 24 Nov. 15" credit datestamp, "10" centavos due handstamp, Boston and Valparaiso transits as well as Talcahuano arrival backstamps, New Bedford wharf corner card crossed out with matching original whaling letter enclosure dated Nov. 1, 1877, 2c stamps with blunted perfs from placement at edge, Very Fine, scarce use to a whaling ship off the coast of Chile, paying double the reduced 17c rate via American Packet and then British Packet via Colon, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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1154
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1154, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair 2c Brown and 10c Brown (157, 161), tied by cork cancels with "New Bedford Mass. Jan. 25" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to the Captain of the bark Mars at Ancud, Chile, red "New York 24 Jan. 30" credit datestamp, red "Valparaiso Multada 20c" oval due handstamp and receiving backstamp (Feb. 27), stamps with a few small flaws including tiny tear on one and blunted perfs on another, a few expert cosmetic improvements to the cover, still Very Fine appearing and scarce use to a whaling ship off the coast of Chile, paying double the 22c rate via American Packet and then British Packet via Colon

E. 750-1,000
550
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1155
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1155, South America12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair, choice centering with left interpane margin, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by grids, "Bloomsburg Pa. Sep. 17" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Quito, Ecuador, red "24" credit handstamp, Panama transit datestamp (Sep. 30), small cover tear at bottom, Very Fine use paying the 34c rate by American Packet then British Packet via Panama

E. 750-1,000
950
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1156
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1156, South America5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Tied by "New York W Apr. 12 8:30 PM '95" duplex datestamp on cover to Stanley, Falkland Islands, transited via Cape Town, South Africa with backstamp of unclear date, upon arrival in the Falklands the recipient could not be located, struck with "Inconnu/Not known" boxed handstamp and Falkland Islands double-circle datestamp with unclear date, sent back to Cape Town where struck with additional datestamps on front (Dec. 31) and back "Returned Letter" (Jan. 3, 1896), returned to New York with triangular Dead Letter Office datestamp (Feb. 20) and ambiguous Feb. 24 circular datestamp, stamp with minor corner crease and minor cover soiling, Fine, a well-traveled cover and extremely rare destination in the Falkland Islands, very few 19th Century covers are known from the U.S.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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1157
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1157, South America10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Two singles, rich color, cancelled by targets on bootmaker's red corner card cover to Guatemala, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 18, 186(3?)" circular datestamp, "4" reales due marking, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, Toaspern backstamp

E. 500-750
850
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1158
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1158, South America10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical pair, rich color, tied by "Steam Ship 10" circular datestamps partly struck off top of cover to Guatemala, bold "4" reales due marking, Very Fine, scarce

E. 400-500
225
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1159
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1159, South America24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Used with 10c Green (68), tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 18, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Guatemala, neat "4" reales due handstamp, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER TO GUATEMALA WITH THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE SHADE.

This cover comes from the Crosby correspondence. Using Power Search, we located only one other cover to Guatemala with the 24c Steel Blue (from our 1983 Rarities sale).

Ex Haas and Rose. With 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1160
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1160, South America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by "New York Aug. 30 **" (1872) Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (TR-G36) on folded cover to Guatemala, blue New York forwarder's oval datestamp, sender's directive "Str. Rising Star via Panama", receipt and answer docketing on flap, stamp with light corner crease, Very Fine, a rare cover to Guatemala with a NYFM cancel, ex Boker and Klein

E. 300-400
275
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1161
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1161, South America15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Tied by New York registry handstamp on 1890 registered cover to Honduras, manuscript "Via New Orleans, Porto Cortez and Tegucigalpa" (Honduras), New Orleans registry utility label (without office name) and other appropriate markings, cover was undeliverable and struck with a dizzying array of backstamps, finally returned and ending up in Dead Letter Office more than two years later, cover opened on three sides, Fine and rare Bank Note Issue use to Honduras

E. 400-500
250
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1162
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1162, South America12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to just slightly in, used with two 10c Green, Ty. III (15), one with large margins all around, other large margins except in at right, originally a horizontal pair, tied by red segmented cork cancels with matching "New Bedford Mass. Paid Feb. 18" (ca 1857-58) circular datestamp on cover to Paita, Peru, large red "12" credit handstamp

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 1851-55 ISSUE COVER TO PERU WITH THE STAMPS CANCELLED IN RED AT NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.

This cover is addressed to Capt. William H. Almy of the whaling bark Cape Horn Pigeon. The 22c rate paid the 10c rate by American Packet and the 12c rate by British Packet from Panama. Capt. William Howland Almy was the son of George and Phebe (Howland) Almy and husband of Almira (Brownell) Almy. He and his son, George H., were lost on a whaling voyage around Cape Horn in 1860, when their vessel was struck by a whale.

Ex Kramer. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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1163
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1163, South America3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Used with strip of four 30c Orange (71) and 10c Green (96), tied by quartered cork cancels, "Holmes Hole Mass. Aug. 19" (1869) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to the Ship Niger at Tumbes, Peru (on the northwest coast), red crayon "96" cents credit for quadruple rate, Panama transit datestamp (Aug. 30), manuscript "40c" (centavos) due, "Paita" in circle of dots transit backstamp, 10c with small tear, left 30c and 3c perfs affected from placement at edge, small cover repair where reduced at bottom right with "ru" of "Peru" written in pencil, otherwise Fine and very colorful, an extremely rare destination and franking with stamps from three different issues, paying quadruple 34c rate to Peru by American and British Packets, the "Paita" handstamp is also very rare on covers from the United States

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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1164
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1164, South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering, used with two horizontal pairs and two singles of 15c Black, F Grill (98), tied by circular cork cancels and light strikes of "Portchester N.Y. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Lima, Peru, blue "3" crayon and also red "72" crayon credit crossed out, second 15c from right is a replacement for missing stamp, 12c and three 15c stamps with small faults, flap reattached, Very Fine appearance, a beautiful and rare franking -- the story of the Portsmouth Find was first told by Elliott Coutler in the 1982 Register and summarized by Michael Laurence in his book on the 10c; probably the most plausible explanation is that two workmen found the cache of covers in a building that was about to be demolished, and they split them equally -- the use of a single 12c stamp with six 15c stamps is exceedingly rare (only two others are known to us), with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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1165
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1165, South America12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Strip of five, pair and single, tied or cancelled by corks, double-struck "Portchester N.Y. Feb. 18" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, from the Davis correspondence, red crayon "3" and "36", it does appear to be franked for triple 34c rate but the total would be $1.02 so 6c in postage is apparently missing, Lima arrival backstamp of Mar. 9, receipt docketing of Mar. 10, stamps lifted and replaced, Very Fine, despite the apparent missing stamps this is still a spectacular franking and one of the largest known frankings of the 12c Adriatic, ex Walske, with 2003 P.F. certificate noting the missing 6c in postage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1166
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1166, South America15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Horizontal pair, used with pair 2c Red Brown (146) and 10c Brown (150), tied by circle of wedges cancels and "Portchester N.Y. Mar. 14" (1872) circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 24 Mar. 15" credit datestamp, Lima backstamp, right 2c stamp with long pre-use tear, right 15c with corner crease, still Very Fine appearing and colorful cover from the Davis correspondence, paying double the 22c rate by American Packet then British Packet via Colon, ex Braus, Klein and Weiss

E. 750-1,000
425
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1167
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1167, South America10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with pair 2c Vermilion (178) on 3c Green Centennial entire (U219), 2c pair tied by light cork cancels and faint town datestamp, 10c tied by "New York 12 Aug. 17" credit datestamp, addressed to Lima, Peru, reverse with pair Peru, 1874, 5c Vermilion, Postage Due (J2) cancelled by Lima circular datestamp, perfs of left Peru stamp torn away, some toning on back, still a Very Fine cover and wonderfully colorful combination of U.S. and Peru stamps for non-UPU rate, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1168
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1168, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with 1c Ultramarine (156) and pair of 10c Brown (161), 30c with very slight gum toning, tied by "New-York Mar. 31" (1877) duplex datestamps on folded letter to Lima, Peru, red "New York Mar. 31" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Str. Acapulco via Panama" in error as this was a discontinued route, sent by American Packet and then British Packet via Colon, red crayon "36/3" credit, back of cover with pair and single of Peru, 1874, 10c Orange, Postage Due (J3) stamps cancelled by Lima double-circle datestamps

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE TRIPLE-RATE COMBINATION WITH THE PERU POSTAGE DUE STAMPS -- DEPICTING THE S.S. ADRIATIC. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE AS A FOLDED LETTER WITH ALL THE STAMPS EASILY DISPLAYED.

The iconic James Smillie engraving of the Adriatic was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue as well as these 1874 Peru Postage Dues, which were also printed by National Bank Note Company. They also used the design on several bank notes and stock certificates of the period. This cover is particularly desirable as it is a folded letter and the top flap can be unfolded to display all the stamps on an album or exhibit page. Most others with the Peru Postage Dues are envelopes (usually with defective stamps from opening) and must be sliced open to achieve this.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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1169
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1169, South America10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Used with 2c Vermilion (178) and 5c Blue (179), each tied by crossroads cancel with magenta "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 15" (1876) circular datestamp and matching "12" credit handstamp on blue folded cover to Lima, Peru, reverse with pair Peru, 1874, 5c Vermilion, Postage Due (J2), tied by Lima circular datestamp, cover with mended internal tear in address panel, one 5c Postage Due torn on opening, colorful and Fine appearance, scarce non-UPU rate, ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
550
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1170
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1170, South America15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Used with 2c Vermilion (178), affixed overlapping and tied by circle of wedges cancels on blue folded letter from Boston to Lima, Peru, red "New York Aug. 21" (1878) circular datestamp and "12" in circle credit handstamp, reverse with Peru, 1874, 10c Orange, Postage Due (J3), color oxidized, applied over Boston circular datestamp and tied by Lima circular datestamp, stamp torn on opening, Very Fine appearance and scarce combination for rate to non-UPU country, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
400
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1171
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1171, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with 15c Yellow Orange (163), tied by circle of wedges cancels and "New York Dec. 29" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 12 Dec. 29" credit datestamp, reverse with Peru, 1874, 20c Blue, Postage Due (J4), tied by circular datestamp, blue crayon "2" rate, Very Fine and scarce, 1c overpayment of double the 22c rate, ex Weiss

E. 750-1,000
700
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1172
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1172, South America30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Used with 1c Ultramarine (156) on 3c Green Centennial entire (U219), tied by quartered cork cancels, red "New York 24 Jun. 10" credit datestamp, addressed to Lima, Peru, reverse with pair Peru, 1874, 5c Vermilion, Postage Due (J2) cancelled by Lima circular datestamp, applied over flap of cover but not torn on opening, 30c with long pre-use tear, still a Very Fine cover and lovely combination of U.S. and Peru stamps, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1173
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1173, South America3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Trimmed perfs at bottom, tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 10, 1859" circular datestamp on buff cover with Green's Mansion House corner card (crossed out), to the "Minister Resident of the U.S. near Argentine Confederation, Panama", addressed care of Morton Stewart in Baltimore, bold strike of "Admon de Correos, Montevideo, 9 Sept. 1859" oval datestamp, manuscript "4" due marking, some slight wear, stamp with repair at right, otherwise Fine, a very unusual and rare use to Uruguay

E. 300-400
375
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1174
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1174, South America10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). used with pair and single 3c Blue Green (207) and 1c Gray Blue (206), tied by New York Sta. D registry oval cancels on 1882 U.S. postage caricature corner card cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, plethora of registered markings front and back including Uruguay registered label, back with similarly absurd illustration, stamps with faults and some overall soiling, otherwise Fine, a striking caricature design to a scarce destination during the Bank Note period, ex Stever

E. 500-750
600
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