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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Sweden

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1350
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1350, Sweden3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Full margins to barely touching frameline at top, rich color, tied by bold blue grid cancel, matching "PAID" handstamp and "Charleston S.C. 5 Cts Apr. 14" (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Kristianstad, Sweden, New York circular datestamp struck on back (ocean mail type), matching "20" debit handstamp, Hamburg backstamp, numerous manuscript and red crayon markings showing re-rating in Europe

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL USE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE ON A COVER TO SWEDEN.

The Charleston office presumably accepted the 3c stamp plus cash as prepayment of the 5c inland rate. From New York the cover was sent unpaid.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
1351
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1351, Sweden12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal strip of three with large bottom sheet margin, other sides large to slightly in, used with vertical pair of 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), huge margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 22, 1857" circular datestamps on cover to Linkoping, Sweden, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Jun. 24" backstamp, matching "19" credit handstamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, magenta manuscript "f 5" indicating prepaid 5 silbergroschen Prussian transit fee to Sweden, Royal Danish Postal Agency and Royal Swedish Postal Agency backstamps of Hamburg offices, Helsingborg transit datestamp (Jul. 7), Linkoping receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE FRANKING USED TO PREPAY THE 42-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE TO SWEDEN.

Covers to Sweden with the 1851 Issue are very rare. This 12c and 3c combination is one of the most attractive of the small population we have encountered.

Ex "Sevenoaks".

E. 7,500-10,000
5,000
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1352
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1352, Sweden10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Used with 1c Buff and 3c Ultramarine (112, 114), tied by cork cancels, "Counsel Bluffs Ioa. May 25" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Lund, Sweden with printed dove with address ribbon in gray, red "Chicago Ill. May 25" circular datestamp (4c credit), red boxed "Hamburg Franco" transit datestamp (Jun. 12), red "1-1/2 WF." credit handstamp, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE THREE-COLOR 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE FRANKING, PAYING THE 14-CENT DIRECT RATE TO SWEDEN BY NORTH GERMAN UNION MAIL VIA CHICAGO EXCHANGE OFFICE.

Illustrated and discussed in an article by Michael Laurence in the special Ameripex issue of the Chronicle (No. 130, 1986, pp. 122-124). No. 380 in the Laurence census in Ten-Cent 1869 Covers. Ex Juhring and Ishikawa

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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1353
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1353, Sweden10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Used with pair of 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by negative Star in Circle fancy cancels, partly clear strike of "Hartford Ct. Jun. 4" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Gottenburg, Sweden, Warner correspondence, red "New York Paid All Direct" circular datestamp struck on back and matching "4" credit handstamp, red boxed "Bremen Franco" transit datestamp (Jun. 14) and "Weiterfr 1-1/2 Sgr." credit handstamp, receiving backstamp, insignificant cover tear bottom left corner

VERY FINE. A LOVELY 10-CENT AND 3-CENT 1869 ISSUE FRANKING, PAYING THE 14-CENT DIRECT RATE TO SWEDEN BY NORTH GERMAN UNION MAIL.

No. 384 in the Laurence census in Ten-Cent 1869 Covers. Ex Klein

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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1354
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1354, Sweden12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 2c Red Brown (146), tied by cork cancels and by light strike of "Council Bluffs Ioa. Jul. 26" (1870) circular datestamp with second bold strike to left of buff cover to Lund, Sweden, red "New York 4 Jul. 30" credit datestamp, red "Wfr. 1-1/2" (sgr.) handstamp, arrival backstamp (Aug. 18), 12c with light corner creases at right, still Very Fine, a rare use of the 12c 1869 Pictorial on cover to Sweden, paying the 14c rate via North German Union Closed Mails

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1355
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1355, Sweden12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Tied by Cross in Heart fancy cancel with duplex "Guilford Ct. May 16" (1870) circular datestamp on small cover to Gothenberg, Sweden, red "4" credit handstamp, red "Franco" framed handstamp and "1-1/2 Wf." NGU credit handstamp, original letter enclosure, backflap removed, Very Fine, an extremely attractive and scarce 1869 Pictorial cover to Sweden, the 4c credit indicates that the New York exchange office forgave the 2c underpayment of the 14c NGU rate via Hamburg, ex Coulter and Rose

E. 750-1,000
400
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1356
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1356, Sweden10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by beautifully bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), red "New York Paid All Ger. Transit Jun. 29" circular datestamp on folded cover to Stockholm, Sweden, sender's directive "Via Hamburg", Very Fine, a wonderful strike of this NYFM cancel, ex Albert

E. 500-750
650
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